Zoopla returns to its data roots with Donnell promotion

first_imgZoopla has promoted Hometrack’s Director of Research Richard Donnell to be its overall analytics chief and tasked him with using data to help agents become more successful as the portal returns to the data roots that first gave it an edge over Rightmove during the late noughties.Donnell, who is to build a new team around him, joined Hometrack in 2005 from Savills where he was a director by age 28. He has played an increasingly key role at Zoopla since Hometrack was bought by the portal for £120 million two years ago.His promotion is part of several changes at Zoopla brought in by its Managing Director Charlie Bryant following the departure of founder Alex Chesterman and its purchase by Silver Lake last year for £2.2 billion.Advertising spendThis has included removing non-property ads from its listings details pages, relaunching its AgentFinder tool, creating a new Property Valuations Report and ramping up advertising spend by 23% year-on-year.“This is just the start,” says Bryant. “We are gaining traction for our agent partners and will continue to innovate and invest throughout 2019, always informed by data and market insight.Marketing industry data reveals that Zoopla has spent the most on advertising over the past five years and that it is ahead of Rightmove for prompted brand awareness.This means when consumers are asked which of the three portals they recognise most readily, Zoopla tops Rightmove and OnTheMarket.“Agents want portals that are 100% focused on helping them to be successful day to day while delivering fantastic value for money,” says Bryant.Richard Donnell Savills Charlie Bryant Zoopla February 7, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 Conveyancing Foundation provides stress management tips1st May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Zoopla returns to its data roots with Donnell promotion previous nextZoopla returns to its data roots with Donnell promotionPortal is both ramping up its advertising spend and putting analytics at the heart of the business once more.Nigel Lewis7th February 201901,535 Viewslast_img read more

Singapore Navy receives first Littoral Mission Vessel

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Republic of Singapore Navy receives first Littoral Mission Vessel Republic of Singapore Navy receives first Littoral Mission Vessel The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) received its first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) as the ‘Independence’ finished sea trials and cruised to its new home at Tuas Naval Base on May 26.LMV Independence is one of the eight LMVs that will replace the current Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs). The new ships will be more efficient than their predecessors in areas such as speed and versatility.Speaking at the event, Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han said: “It is an important milestone for the (LMV) programme. The homecoming of LMV Independence marks the conclusion of almost 2 years of the construction phase.”“It also marks the beginning of about 11 to 12 months of ICIT (Installation, Checkout, Integration and Testing). I think this is something we can be very proud of and something that we want to thank all involved for bringing the project to this point.”Touching on the commissioning of LMV Independence next year, RADM Lai said: “This will be a significant moment to mark the Navy’s coming of age at 50 years, as we complete our 3rd Generation transformation, as we move into our redesign for LMV Indy to be the lead platform, to be, if I can borrow the phrase, the ‘flagship of our future Navy’.”The event also marked the renaming of 182 Squadron (SQN) and 189 SQN, which are formed by the current eleven PVs – to 182 SQN. The new logo for 182 SQN was also unveiled. The eight LMVs will be fully operational by 2020 and they will then complete 182 SQN.Sovereignty, the second of eight vessels, was launched this year in Singapore on April 16.According to ST Marine, a Singaporean shipyard involved in the construction of the ships, the 80-meter vessels with a displacement of 1,250 tonnes are 2.5 times larger than the current class of patrol vessels in service with the Republic of Singapore Navy. View post tag: Republic of Singapore Navy May 27, 2016center_img View post tag: LMV Independence Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

NZ Navy’s biggest vessel ready for launch in South Korea

first_imgThe future HMNZS Aotearoa, the biggest ever vessel to be built for the Royal New Zealand Navy, is taking shape and is ready for launch in South Korea.Aetorea is being constructed at Hyundai Heavy Shipbuilding’s Ulsan shipyard and is scheduled to be launched within the next two weeks, according to the New Zealand Navy.The launch will take place some nine months after the tanker’s keel was laid in August 2018.Aotearoa represents the first of a new fleet of RNZN ships built specifically to address the global requirements of the New Zealand Defence Force and government agencies for deployment from Antarctica to the Arabian Gulf.HMNZS Aotearoa is designed to provide logistical support to New Zealand and coalition maritime, land and air units.Her primary purpose is to conduct fuel resupply but she will also be capable of supplying dry goods, water, spare parts or ammunition. Her missions will include humanitarian and disaster relief, support to United Nations security operations, support to a coalition naval task group and Antarctic resupply.Featuring a wave-piercing hull form, the 173.2-meter-long ship will have the ability to carry twelve 20-foot shipping containers, high-capacity freshwater generation plants, self-defense systems, aviation and marine fuel cargo tanks, dual all-electric replenishment-at-sea rigs and will be able to carry a Seaspite or NH90 helicopter.Aotearoa will displace 26,000 tonnes and will be operated by a crew of 64.The ship’s $493 million price tag includes the tanker’s enhanced “winterization” capabilities, such as ice-strengthening for operations in Antarctica, including resupplying McMurdo Station and Scott Base. Predecessor tanker HMNZS Endeavour was not Antarctic-capable. View post tag: HMNZS Aotearoa View post tag: HHI View post tag: RNZNcenter_img Photo: Photo: Royal New Zealand Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant Scientist – Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (64729)

first_imgInterest in implementation and improvement science so thatstudy findings can be translated into practice. Ability tosuccessfully interact with project stakeholders in governmentagencies and health plans is important.Up-to-date knowledge of issues central to examining quality,cost and access to care for adults and children who areunderserved. Interested applicants should upload the following items:1) letter of interests,2) curriculum vitae,3) two recent writing samples (first-authored publicationspreferred),4) list of at least three referencesThe Search Committee will accept applications until the position isfilled. Applications will be reviewed starting as soon as possibleafter the posting date.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approval by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. The University of Florida Department of Health Outcomes andBiomedical Informatics, Division of Health Outcomes andImplementation Science in the College of Medicine, seeks applicantsfor a full-time Assistant Scientist position on the non-tenuretrack. The position will require collaboration with other socialand behavioral scientists, health professionals, and health policyexperts in the Institute and the Department on the design,coordination, and implementation of improvement science and programevaluation research to evaluate access, quality, and cost forbeneficiaries enrolled in the Texas and Florida MedicaidPrograms.We are seeking a social/behavioral scientist/health servicesresearcher with strong study design, data collection, andanalytical research skills in quantitative and survey research. Thecandidate must also have an interest in implementation andimprovement science and/or program evaluation.Candidates in this position will spend approximately half of theirtime focused on the Texas Medicaid improvement science/programevaluation project. The other portion of their time will bededicated conducting research with a senior mentor in HealthOutcomes and Biomedical Informatics. The goal through both theimprovement/program evaluation and mentored research is for thesuccessful candidate to develop a robust research program focusedon implementation and improvement science, particularly directedtoward improving care for vulnerable populations.Specific requirements for the position include: (1) an earneddoctorate in a health or social sciences field and (2) a minimum oftwo years of research experience specifically focused on researchin health care delivery, implementation and/or improvement science,and/or program evaluation. Primary criteria for appointment includeoutstanding oral and written communication skills, ability andexperience authoring technical reports, experience inproject/research management, demonstrated expertise in statisticalapplications and software packages (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, N-Vivo,Atlas.ti, and ArcGIS, ), and interest, ability and experience incollaborative multi-disciplinary research. Applicants must alsodemonstrate:last_img read more

News story: Civil news: 2018 standard civil contracts start 1 September

first_img verification information was not provided passed verification been assigned LAA account numbers for new offices we will seek to upload contracts for 1 October.Guidance and trainingYou can find out more about the 2018 Standard Civil Contract on GOV.UK where a training file is available for download.Further information2018 Standard Civil Contract – to download training slides and view contract documentation Organisations which have accepted one of the new 2018 civil contracts will be able to start providing services from 1 September 2018.This means that the provision of face-to-face legal services will be delivered under one umbrella contract – the 2018 Standard Civil Contract.CWA and verificationThe majority of organisations bidding in the main tender process have now had their contracts uploaded. These can be accepted through the Contracted Work and Administration (CWA) system.It is important for providers to go into CWA and accept their contracts if they wish to carry out work from 1 September.Organisations will not have had contracts uploaded where they have not yet:center_img verification information provided was non-compliant the LAA has outstanding queries about bids made through previous tender processes or assigning account numbers for new offices Contracts are being uploaded into CWA once outstanding information has been provided and processed.Organisations late with verificationProviders completing verification late are being dealt with on a case-by-case basis and will be contacted individually through the message boards.Update on further tender processWhere verification information was provided with the tender and was compliant the LAA is making every effort to upload contracts for 1 September 2018.Where:last_img read more

TV’s Peter Sidwell helps NHS with healthy offering

first_imgTV chef and judge on Britain’s Best Bakery Peter Sidwell is to help NHS Scotland in creating healthy bakery options in its coffee shop chain Aroma.The coffee brand, owned by the NHS, will work with Sidwell to introduce more healthy baked goods to its hospital cafés.Sidwell said this would also be part of plans to expand the Aroma brand further into England and Wales. Giving a talk at the Scottish Bakers Conference last weekend about healthy baking, he said: “Health is something you either treat as a threat or you treat it as an opportunity. Be part of the revolution and you will reap the benefits. “As a nation we are going to have to change the way we eat.”Sidwell also claimed he had come up with a ‘healthy’ pastry for pies, which he said tasted just as good as a regular pastry. Aroma is the NHS’ own brand which was launched into Scotland in 2009. The profits from the cafés are ploughed into the NHS. There are currently 17 Aroma cafés in 12 Scottish hospitals.last_img read more

Listen To This Manic Focus Remix Of The Floozies’ New Funk Anthem Feat. Karl Denson

first_imgThe only thing better than a funk-filled track by The Floozies is a funk-filled track by The Floozies featuring Karl Denson and remixed by Manic Focus. At the corner of hip-hop, funk, and electronic soul music exists the mastermind that is Chicago-based Manic Focus. It seems like a natural fit for him to insert his musical prowess to an already favorited Floozies tune with sax-master Denson himself. So feast your ears on this end-of-summer anthem, “No Part Of This”:If you’re a fan of Manic Focus, be sure to catch his set at Brooklyn Comes Alive, featuring a slew of special guests, on October 22. Also on the lineup are members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more – so let your imagination run wild with what could be in store for this second annual event. With over 50 artists, spread across 3 venues, all in one day, this year’s BCA is not to be missed. [Get tickets here]last_img read more

MMJ’s Jim James’ Masterful New Solo Album “Eternally Even” Is Streaming In Full [Listen]

first_imgJames will be out on the road, touring heavily in 2016 to support Eternally Even. See his tour schedule below.Jim James Fall Tour Dates11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 511/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF) Beloved My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has been steadily building anticipation for his new solo release, Eternally Even. After a steady stream of singles and music videos, James is finally ready to unveil the new masterpiece in full!Today, thanks to the NPR First Listen program, we can listen to Eternally Even in its entirety. The new album is marked by James’s grittiness, inspired by this country’s political and social unrest. Somehow, he’s able to turn that insanity into a wholly listenable album, bringing out the funky side of this urban funk.Stream Eternally Even in the player below, courtesy of NPR First Listen.last_img read more

On Russia, watch the ball

first_imgAlthough the news spotlight is shining on questions about possible collusion between Russia and President Trump’s campaign organization, Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen cautions against making that concern the key focus of national attention.Instead of becoming preoccupied with the unfolding Russian story, Americans should remain actively engaged in politics if they want to safeguard the health of this nation’s democratic institutions, Gessen said Tuesday during a talk at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.“I think we have things to protect that the obsession with Russia isn’t necessarily conducive to protecting, and the thing we have to protect is politics,” said Gessen, who was joined at the talk by Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center.Gessen, who spent most of her life in Moscow but now resides in New York City, is author of the 2012 best-seller “The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin,” and of the upcoming book “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia.”“Politics is an opportunity for people to act meaningfully out in the open … When we are focused on reviewing secrets rather than on acting out in the open, we are doing damage ourselves to our ability to act American,” Gessen said. “I’m not saying there shouldn’t be an investigation, [but] it should not be the sole or even the main focus of people who are concerned with protecting democracy under Trump.”Masha Gessen: Russia and Trump, Media Coverage, and ConspiraciesGessen suggested that fixating on Trump’s Russian links is also a kind of “crutch” for some Americans, providing them with a too-ready explanation for his election and an unrealistic hope that the investigation somehow will drive him from office.Her experience as a journalist in Russia taught her how difficult it is to report without access to reliable information, Gessen said, since “when you stop being able to ask questions of officials, when officials are lying to you … you can’t rely on court records.” She said that was an important lesson for American journalists at a time when some of them are embracing the role of “reporting from the outside.”“When you can’t find solid footing on any of the normal institutional supports that journalists use, you enter this squishy territory of the believable rather than the provable,” she said, “and I just don’t want us to be hurrying into that territory by trafficking in the believable while we still have most of the tools of corroboration.”“Politics is an opportunity for people to act meaningfully out in the open … When we are focused on reviewing secrets rather than on acting out in the open, we are doing damage ourselves to our ability to act American,” Gessen said. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerMoshik Temkin, associate professor of history and public policy at the Kennedy School, challenged Gessen on why she perceives conspiratorial thinking as necessarily harmful, noting, for instance, that “without conspiratorial thinking, Watergate would never have been uncovered.”Gessen said she has come to believe that “conspiracy thinking actually is something that happens when the unimaginable happens. And that’s why there is so much conspiracy thinking about the Trump election. It is not because we lack explanations or information about how Trump got elected.”She said the danger in conspiracy thinking is that it “responds to the needs of the human mind for a simpler explanation. And that also means that it keeps us from facing the mess that we’re in.”“If you are looking for secrets to be revealed,” Gessen said, “you are not acting in the public sphere … I think we are facing an actual threat to politics, to public action … and to try to be looking behind the scenes instead of acting publicly, I think, can be dangerous.”On other topics, Gessen said it would be a mistake to assume that last weekend’s popular protests across Russia were aimed at Putin or even were necessarily political in nature.“These are protests against corruption, they are protests … for good government. They are not protests against the regime,” she said, adding that the participants “want an end to the daily humiliation of living in a profoundly corrupt state. They want, I think, a kind of public decency observed.”Gessen said the danger of such anti-corruption protests in Russia is that the regime could simply respond with high profile anti-corruption measures.“You can stage anti-corruption trials. You can take a page out of China’s book and start jailing or educating local officials for corruption,” she said, adding that Putin could combine those measures with a political crackdown.Gessen said that part of Putin’s success has been his ability to tap into an idea in post-Cold War Russia that the country “needed to become a great power again, that it needed to be recognized as a player on the international stage, that it needed to be consulted.”And she said some of that sentiment was rooted in “the failure of Russia to reconceptualize itself in the early ’90s. Russia never became a post-imperial country. Russia never found a way to think of itself as anything but a great power.”last_img read more

Lakeview Crash Leaves Street Sweeper Driver Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A street sweeper driver was killed when his truck flipped after crashing into another commercial vehicle in Lakeview on Friday morning.Nassau County police said Nathaniel Burns Jr., of Brooklyn, was driving an Isuzu street sweeper southbound on Peninsula Boulevard when his vehicle collided with an International Harvester truck shortly before 7 a.m.The victim was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office. The other driver was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.Homicide Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation, but do not suspect any criminality, police said.last_img read more