first_img Regions: US Massachusetts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter DraftKings has recruited a high profile chief financial officer who will also act as strategic advisor to chief executive Jason Robins.Jason Park joins the sports betting and daily fantasy operator after more than a decade at Boston-based Bain Capital Private Equity, where he served as an operating partner focused on technology investments.“I am thrilled to be joining DraftKings at this important inflection point for the company,” said Park (pictured).  “DraftKings has already established itself as a clear leader in the sports technology and entertainment arena and I look forward to working with this exceptional team to drive and capture the significant growth potential ahead.”DraftKings – which has been linked with an IPO for years – said Park has been brought in to help Robins and senior management in navigating the changes to the sector and the company’s business model since its founding in 2012. While at Bain, Park worked collaboratively with CEOs, CFOs, and management teams to develop and achieve growth plans.“DraftKings has experienced exponential growth over the last year and we are excited to welcome someone of Jason’s calibre to the team,” said Robins.“Jason will step in and help accomplish our long-term financial goals. He has a track record of success around investments and acquisitions which will aid in the growth of our business and his world-class background in evolving and executing growth plans will make him invaluable to our organisation.”Park, who also formerly worked for McKinsey & Company, takes over the CFO role with immediate effect, replacing Tim Dent, who has overseen financial operations since 2012.His predecessor Dent will take on an expanded chief compliance role to include the oversight of all compliance, licensing, regulation and responsible gaming efforts. Dent will also ensure compliance with all licensing requirements and uphold the vast number of consumer protection measures on the DraftKings platform. 25th June 2019 | By contenteditor Strategy Email Address DraftKings outlines ambitions with new CFO appointment Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter DraftKings has recruited a high profile chief financial officer who will also act as strategic advisor to chief executive Jason Robins.last_img read more

first_img “COPY” Year:  Houses Architects: Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/536934/o-residence-shinichi-ogawa-and-associates Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates+ 29 Share O Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesSave this projectSaveO Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates CopyHouses•Japan 2014 ArchDaily Japan Area:  298 m² Area:  298 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project O Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates Year:  Projects “COPY” Photographs 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/536934/o-residence-shinichi-ogawa-and-associates Clipboard Photographs:  Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associatesStructural System :reinforced concreteSite Area:159 sqmCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. In spite of standing in a central dense urban area of Tokyo, this house is privileged to have a very nice landscape to enjoy.
Like 3 box-culverts sitting on top of each other, the building of 12mx9mx9m displays a very pure expression. The volume is closed all around, except in the one façade that overlooks a green scenery, which is totally open to the exterior.Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesIn the first floor there is a garage space, the second is taken by the LDK, while the third floor accomodates the private spaces: the master and child bedrooms, and one deep bathroom, with the bathtub being right next to the window and the outside nature. All these spaces are related through a long corridor that also works as a walk-in- closet.Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesSave this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesThe LDK was designed in order to be one big white minimal space, with only one counter of 9m long, that is topped by one continuous lamp light on the ceiling.
The big windows of 12m wide become a very important element of the project, as they bring the different seasonal environments into the interior living of the house, transforming the rational design into a space full of expression. All the different floors are connected through two stairways that face each other on a very narrow but high ceiling space of the building, which is enlightened from the top, through a subtle and thin slit.
The extreme minimal composition of this house responds in the most silent way to its compact and intricate urban setting, and seeks for a maximum enjoyment of its main asset: the beautiful exterior landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & AssociatesProject gallerySee allShow lessFirst Job Hunt: Does Size Matter?ArticlesHouse by the Lake / Marte.Marte ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeShinichi Ogawa & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on August 13, 2014Cite: “O Residence / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates” 13 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_imgThe backup of unloaded ships is growing.On Feb. 14, President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association “to urge them to resolve their dispute quickly at the bargaining table.” (joc.com)The longshore workers’ labor contract expired July 1 and contract provisions were not extended.This government intervention is being demanded by corporate interests, not labor. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation, which includes Walmart and other capitalist interests, are clamoring for a settlement because of the disruption in the critical international supply chain.The backup of unloaded ships is growing. Dozens are anchored offshore waiting for ILWU members to unload them, blocked from working by the PMA’s mini lockouts.On Feb. 12, 14, 15 and 16, the PMA inflicted a four-day “mini lockout” on West Coast dockers and their union, leaving Feb. 13 as the one day out of five that the PMA would allow them to work. It was the second week in a row the PMA refused to call ILWU members to work container cargo on weekends, holidays or any night shifts. According to ILWU rank and filers, as early as last fall the PMA even began sending work gangs home after four hours.The PMA’s mini lockout campaign is now longer than its 2002 ten-day lockout that led to the Bush administration imposing an anti-labor Taft-Hartley cooling off period.Norm Parks, a longshore retiree who participated in the negotiations for seven coastwide contracts, local contracts and served over 25 years on the International Executive Board, among other elected posts, commented to WW: “I have a theory that McKenna and the steering committee have utilized the mini lockouts to create uncertainty and doubt among the rank and file and as a consequence caused chaos among shippers and retailers. The employer has taken the role the union used to have. PMA is adopting strategies, long associated with ILWU’s militant job actions, such as withholding labor.”“The ports work seven days a week, 24 hours a day depending on the number of ships in port,” pointed out current ILWU Local 10 rank and filer, past secretary/treasurer and executive board member, Clarence Thomas. He went on to tell WW: “Traditionally, jobs are dispatched from the ILWU hiring hall whenever ships are in port for loading and unloading. Now, the PMA is treating the longshore workers as if they are nonunion employees of Walmart by telling us when we can work, how many hours and what days on short notice even though there is work to be done.”The only publicized sticking point in the negotiations involves a union demand to get rid of area arbitrators who have been shown to be biased in favor of the PMA. For example, Terry Lane, the area arbitrator for the Port of San Francisco, is a former vice president of the PMA. (Journal of Commerce, July 23, 1998) The PMA represents its 72 member companies, including cargo carriers, terminal operators and stevedores, in contract negotiations with the ILWU. (pmanet.org)Impartial area arbitrators are vital for any new agreement. The PMA’s reason for foot dragging negotiations on this issue is made clear in a Feb. 5 article: “The ILWU on July 1, 2014, refused to extend its previous contract. ‘With no contract in place, there is no arbitration system in place,’ [PMA Pres.] McKenna said. ‘Without an arbitrator, the union can essentially do whatever they want, and that includes staging devastating slowdowns up and down the coast,’ he said.” (joc.com)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgNews Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more News Legal action in Europe involving China Global Television Network (CGTN), the Chinese state TV broadcaster, has highlighted the degree to which despotic governments export their propaganda while barring independent news media domestically. Democracies must respond to this dangerous imbalance by imposing the same positive obligations on foreign media as on their own media. Reciprocity is entirely legitimate. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News PHOTO: TAIWAN NEWS ChinaAsia – Pacific Media independenceInternational bodies Council of EuropeFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Newscenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en Follow the news on China China: Harassment of foreign correspondents intensified during Covid-19 Decisions involving CGTN have shown the need for urgent measures by democracies to rectify this imbalance and give themselves mechanisms for countering propaganda by authoritarian countries. The spearhead of Beijing’s international propaganda and directly controlled by the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department since 2018, CGTN broadcasts in English throughout the world, but foreign media broadcasting within China is extremely restricted. CGTN has been the subject of contradictory decisions in democratic countries in recent months. The British media regulator Ofcom (Office of Communications) withdrew CGTN’s license to broadcast in the United Kingdom in February and fined it in March for broadcasting a forced confession by former journalist Peter Humphrey . But France’s High Council for Broadcasting (CSA) ruled on 3 March that, since foreign satellite TV channels do not require prior permission under French law, CGTN can continue to be “broadcast freely, without prior formality” by the French satellite operator Eutelsat. Under the EU directive on broadcast media and the Council of Europe’s European Convention on Transfrontier Television, this CSA ruling effectively allows CGTN to continue disseminating its propaganda throughout Europe. In Germany, for example, CGTN was banned from cable distribution following the Ofcom decision but was restored after the CSA decision. This situation illustrates the limits on the resources available to democracies for opposing Beijing’s aggressive propaganda.The new globalization of information, made possible by technological developments and their low cost, has in theory abolished the barriers to entering each country’s information arena. This is good news if it makes the world a more open place and increases pluralism. But if despotic regimes don’t play the game, the globalization of information can reinforce the worst forms of information control, allowing them to maintain the barriers to entry while exporting content under their control.In democratic countries, the news media enjoy (more or less satisfactory) laws safeguarding their freedom, independence and pluralism. They can broadcast without prior control and the domestic media arena is open to foreign media. Unfortunately, as recent developments involving CGTN have shown, state-owned (and non-public) media based in other countries and under the direct control of authoritarian governments can exploit this system to broadcast content that violates journalism’s most basic principles.To defend journalism worthy of the name, RSF urges democratic governments to impose the same obligations on media broadcasting from abroad as on domestic broadcasters. To be allowed to use their frequencies, foreign broadcast media must undertake to respect certain basic standards, including honesty, pluralism and respect for human dignity, and be subject to sanctions if they fail to comply.The asymmetry between open democratic countries with journalistic freedom, on the one hand, and authoritarian countries that control information and export propaganda, on the other, undermines journalism and, more broadly, the reliability of information, which supposes freedom, independence and pluralism. This asymmetry give dictatorships a competitive advantage over democracies without serving the cause of journalism, which the dictatorships block domestically while exporting their propaganda.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) believes that a system of reciprocity based on the universal principles of freedom of expression and information would be entirely legitimate. To avoid providing propaganda with a competitive advantage, democratic countries could condition the opening of their domestic media space on the opening of the media space within the countries of the despotic governments. Rather than reinforce the closure and isolation of media spaces, this “reciprocity mechanism on the basis of universal principles” would aim to encourage more openness and respect for universal principles.“The democracies must equip themselves with effective mechanisms for countering propaganda by authoritarian governments, which aims to crush journalism,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Protective measures are legitimate and even necessary, although care must obviously be taken to ensure that at no time do they restrict journalistic freedom, independence and pluralism. The globalization of news and information can constitute an enormous step forward for humanity as long as the international system does not provide dictatorships and their propaganda media with a competitive advantage over the democracies and their free and independent media. ”The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment which the EU and China reached in principle in December 2020 and which is now pending ratification by the European Parliament and EU member countries is, in this respect, entirely inadequate and imbalanced. It allows China to invest in the media sector in Europe, but its appendixes restrict any possibility of European companies investing in the media sector, either broadcast or print media, in China. The EU cannot accept such an imbalance.China is ranked 177th out of 180 countries in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index. In a 2019 report entitled “China’s Pursuit of a New World Media Order,” RSF described the strategy used by Beijing to influence and control the media beyond its borders, a project that poses a threat to press freedom throughout the world. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 4, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Media independenceInternational bodies Council of EuropeFreedom of expression last_img read more

first_imgWhatsApp Print Advertisement Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Emmett O’BrienPALLASKENRY beef farmer and independent councillor Emmett O’Brien fears that County Limerick’s indigenous food producers are falling behind neighbouring regions in terms of branding and recognition as premium products.The Adare-Rathkeale representative is calling for the development of a Limerick Food brand in a move back towards its “former glory”.Cllr O’Brien said that a branding gap had already opened up between Limerick produce and craft foodstuffs originating in Cork and Tipperary and urged the Council and interested local producers to come together as soon as possible to develop a distinctive Limerick or Shannonside brand.This, he maintains will identify and guarantee the quality of the food originating in the Limerick region.“We have to realise that in addition to the overall national plans like Food Harvest that  there’s a huge degree of internal competition going on as the craft or artisan foods from  the different counties and regions of Ireland start jostling to get the best spot in the shop window – as it were.”“Tipp and Cork got out there first to proclaim their local foods as representing the best that Munster has. It’s very noticeable that Tipperary already has ‘Totally Tipp’ and ‘Tipperary Food Producers’ as brand groups for their crafty foods while Cork, specifically West Cork, has the ‘Fuchsia’ brand,” he explained.Cllr O’Brien wants craft food producers to exchange ideas and experiences and work towards a common brand that they all support and have a stake in.“We have to add value to our own produce and the whole trend now whether in food or beverages is towards artisan niche products and away from anonymous processed foods made by huge global corporations and sold by equally huge global supermarket corporations,” he insists.“This isn’t an abstract idea for me. I have a beef farm. I want to see Limerick’s food sector – which was once the envy of the country — starting to move back towards its former glory when, for instance, our Limerick ham was considered the best available in the English-speaking world and was automatically the ham that London’s best hotels and restaurants served.” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsBig appetite for a Limerick food brandBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2015 669 center_img Previous articleSaturday free concert at CathedralNext articleWater protest heats up in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Emmett O’Brienlimerick Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

first_imgColumnsCoronavirus And Constitution: The Supreme Court’s Free Testing Order Gautam Bhatia11 April 2020 11:10 PMShare This – xThe coronavirus pandemic is a question of public health, but it is also a question of equality. Crucial dimensions of this crisis will be missed if it is framed only as a question of public health. The migrant labour issue – discussed in the last post – presents this starkly, but so does the issue of testing. In an interim order passed yesterday, a Supreme Court bench of Ashok Bhushan and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe coronavirus pandemic is a question of public health, but it is also a question of equality. Crucial dimensions of this crisis will be missed if it is framed only as a question of public health. The migrant labour issue – discussed in the last post – presents this starkly, but so does the issue of testing. In an interim order passed yesterday, a Supreme Court bench of Ashok Bhushan and S. Ravindra Bhat JJ directed that testing for Covid-19 in India would be free. The order was subjected to criticism through the course of the day, and it now appears that private labs will move Court for a modification.Before moving on to the Order itself, it is important to clear two points. The first is that the Order does not mean that anyone can walk into any private lab and get a free test. The ICMR Guidelines for testing determine who is eligible for a Covid-19 test, and – at the time of writing – they remain stringent.The second point is that there is indeed force in the criticism that the Supreme Court’s order is unclear over who foots the bill for the free tests. To me, it appears an elementary point that it is the State, and therefore, it is a matter of some surprise that the Order leaves that bit to be worked out for later. As many critics pointed out yesterday, private labs – especially smaller ones – are unlikely to be in a position to test for free, and government reimbursements themselves are often delayed. Consequently, to prevent the unintended consequence of making testing more difficult, a mechanism of compensation should have been worked out in the Order itself.That said, the core thrust of the Order – that Covid-19 testing should be free – is entirely legitimate. It is not judicial encroachment into the policy domain, and it is not a violation of the separation of powers. To understand why, let us recall that the government had capped the cost of testing at Rs. 4,500 for private labs – i.e., private labs could charge upto that amount for carrying out a Covid-19 test. Now consider that in light of the following facts:Covid-19 is a pandemic, and a public health crisis so grave that the entire country is in lockdown.The WHO has noted that the best way to contain Covid-19 is “test, test, test”; there is official guidance, therefore, that testing is indispensable to solving the crisis.A cap price of Rs. 4,500 for testing – in a situation where it is an admitted fact that there is not enough government capacity – essentially means that wealth and economic class determines who can get tested and who can’t.The consequences of not getting tested are:Potentially not undertaking the very specific set of processes that enhance the likelihood of getting out of the pandemic unscathed. For example, there is guidance at this point that if you have fever brought on by Covid-19, you should take Paracetamol and not Ibuprofen. Furthermore, if one’s condition deteriorates, and one needs to go the hospital, a Covid-19 diagnosis will – at that stage – require specific treatment.As is well known, Covid-19 spreads unless very specific measures are taken with respect to self-isolation and quarantining. Consequently, an untested, positive Covid-19 person is not only putting themselves in danger, but also the people around them.This makes clear that the issue of testing is not simply a “right to health” issue under Article 21, but a core Article 14 issue: a price-based Covid-19 test disproportionately impacts not just individual people who cannot afford it, but the people around them as well. In a situation of lockdown, where travel is effectively forbidden, the implication of this is that the danger is disproportionately served upon low-income clusters of people.It should therefore be clear that the only possible alternative is State-funded free Covid-19 testing, subject to ICMR Guidelines on who can be tested, and when. After all, if the State cannot ensure virus testing to those who need it in the middle of a global pandemic, what is the point of a State in the first place – and what is the point of rights if you can’t even get yourself diagnosed in a global pandemic because you can’t afford testing? Seen from this perspective, it should be clear that the Supreme Court’s order was morally, ethically, and constitutionally justified.Views Are Personal Only.This article was first published here Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Compensation for bias jumps by two-thirdsOn 12 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Sex, race and disability discrimination cases cost employers £2.6m last year as payouts for unlawful bias cases rose by a third. And the average compensation by employment tribunals to victims of race discrimination jumped by two-thirds to £9,948.The figures were revealed last week in the annual survey of compensation awards in the Industrial Relations Survey’s Equal Opportunities Review.The average award for sex discrimination was also up by 5 per cent to £7,208 and staff suffering disability discrimination typically received £9,981.Awards for injury to feelings were highest in cases of race discrimination (£5,927) – 40 per cent more than the average sex discrimination cases (£3,787) and 46 per cent more than in cases of disability discrimination (£3,635).Tribunals awarded compensation in 313 discrimination cases – including 201 cases of sex discrimination and 36 of disability discrimination.Report from 020-7354 5858 Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgGelifluction, thixotropy and yield stress were measured from < 5 g soil samples taken from Signy, Alectoria, Greenwich, Wiencke and Livingston islands in the maritime Antarctic using a temperature-controlled rotational rheometer. The small sample size that this method permitted is compatible with sampling from sensitive sample locations. An oscillating 10 Pa shear stress was applied to samples at -0.5 kPa water potential. Two freeze-thaw cycles had temperature ramps from 5°C to -10°C over 2 h, followed by -10°C to 5°C over 2 h and finally at 5°C for 1 h. At freezing onset, the shear modulus, G, dropped to 4–50 per cent of thawed G, with no differences between locations. At thawing onset, G dropped to 8–32 per cent of thawed G, with significant differences between locations (P < 0.001). Thixotropy was then measured by applying a 2 kPa oscillating shear stress for 10 min, followed by relaxation at 10 Pa for 2 h. The increased shear stress caused G to drop to less than 8 per cent of the pre-stressed value, with no difference between locations. After 0.1 and 2 h, G was 18–65 per cent and 31–82 per cent of the pre-stressed value, respectively. A shear ramp determined yield stresses ranging from 494–2217 Pa. These findings demonstrate the potential risk of more frequent freeze-thaw cycles or the occurrence of thawed soil to the stability of polar soils. Gelifluction through more frequent freeze-thaw cycles could result in increased slope movement, whereas thixotropy caused by trampling of thawed soils could exacerbate mechanical damage of surface soils.last_img read more

first_imgEstate agent, lawyers, mortgage brokers, surveyors, removal firms and consumer groups have all signed up to a new property industry pledge that aims to introduce transparency to the industry and consumers.Co-ordinated by the Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG), its Home Buying and Selling Pledge outlines what each group needs to do and when, to give as much information as soon as possible in the buying and selling process in England and Wales. Consumers will be targeted with details in early October, including what they need to do to help make it work.It includes a pledge from property industry bodies to encourage sellers to appoint a property lawyer on the day a property is marketed – something that already happens for auctions in Northern Ireland and in Scotland.It’s also recommending buyers secure their decision in principle early and instruct a property lawyer before making an offer so their ID can be verified and money laundering checks carried out quickly.Consistent adviceA spokesman says: “None of this advice is ‘new’. What is different is the industry has pledged to work together to offer consistent advice to all consumers, helping to ensure they play their part and the emphasis on securing information, which could affect a sale or purchase, sooner rather than later in the process.”The Property Redress Scheme is backing the pledge, which head of redress Sean Hooker says looks to the future, and to making the buying and selling of homes less stressful.“The emphasis on communication, disclosure and documentation will enhance the experience of the consumer and, along with the promises from the other property professionals, will hopefully lead to quicker sales and less transactions falling through,” says Hooker. “As a redress scheme, we believe this will lead to less complainants and enhanced professionalism in the sector”NAEA Propertymark, The Law Society and Conveyancing Association are among those to have already signed the pledge; more groups and companies are being encouraged to join them.Read the pledge document here.Read more about the HBSG.Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) NAEA Propertymark Sean Hooker Property Redress Scheme Conveyancing Association the law society September 25, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 28th September 2020 at 1:45 pmRoPA has been approaching for a long time, Brexit and Covid-19 have interceded but more of a force for change than anything that RoPA can dream up is the quickening pace of technology. Now the nation and not just real estate understands that business and living is now on a completely different course, perhaps the scope of any regulatory and property industry investigation should encompass the ‘fourth industrial revolution’.Because like it or not, making sure that employees and company directors have a level 3 or 4 qualification is probably going to be low on the list when the reality hits that property companies are now either going to be tech enterprises or dinosaurs. WFM is not a fad, neither is the tech savvy Generation-Z who are looking for companies who can accommodate their ‘modern ways’ of doing things.Log in to ReplyRichard Mathias, Law Firm Services Law Firm Services 25th September 2020 at 9:03 amThe delays in transaction have been exacerbated due to covid but have been getting worse for several years. Gathering legal information when the house is put up for sale, is just common sense and good practice. This needs collaboration between agents and law firms as we have now achieved with Ryder & Dutton and a group of 8 law firms. The project is starting to bear fruit by removing unnecessary delays.Well done to all involved in HBSG to get this far, this need the support of everyone to make a long term change.Join our free webinar on Tuesday to find out more https://l.linklyhq.com/l/66mMLog in to ReplyWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Key property industry groups sign up to ‘service pledge’ as RoPA nears previous nextRegulation & LawKey property industry groups sign up to ‘service pledge’ as RoPA nearsOrganised by the Home Buying and Selling Group, the pledge is designed to introduce much more transparency into the way estate agents and other players operate.Nigel Lewis25th September 20202 Comments1,371 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Lisa Hamrick, an Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus student, today (2/26/19) was honored with an Award for Excellence by the Indiana Department of Education at the Indiana Government Center Auditorium in Indianapolis.Hamrick was nominated by Donna Zimmerman, program chair for Advanced Automation and Robotics. She said Hamrick is a driven student who gives her all to whatever challenge is placed before her.A single mother of two, Hamrick said she originally was a cyber security student and liked the program, but had already worked some in advanced manufacturing. After getting a taste of robotics, she changed her major.Zimmerman said she had been faced with dwindling participation in the Robotics Club, and approached the Student Life director about how to see an increase. Hamrick was approached about helping out. “She sent Lisa to see me, and Lisa immediately joined the club, submitted all the necessary paperwork, started a membership drive, and literally saved the Robotics Club from disbanding.”Hamrick said there was something about helping others, by altering toys to perform a function for someone with a disability that caused her to switch majors. Now, she works with Zimmerman with 3D printing pieces to be used to build a prosthetic arm and working hand. “We even got to go to EnableCon 2018, an international conference on prosthetics, and participate in a panel discussion,” she said.Hamrick serves as a work study and also does some cleaning of Ivy Tech buildings, while she takes several classes each grading period. She is involved in five student organizations and takes a leading role in many. “She gives her all to them, and truly serves each with excellence,” Zimmerman said.Following her anticipated graduation in 2020, she plans to study mechanical engineering and eventually become a professor. “I love to teach,” she said.The Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards for Excellence program identifies and celebrates career and technical education students, programs, active partnerships that contribute to high quality career and technical education, guidance/career services displaying excellence in Indiana, and outstanding contributors to careers in technical education in Indiana.“Lisa is the perfect person to receive this honor,” said Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “She exemplifies what an engaged student is at Ivy Tech. She loves her classes, she participates and leads many organizations, and she is working toward a career that she loves and is passionate about.”last_img read more