Home » News » Agencies & People » Yorkshire lettings agency expands into sales, relaunches and claims national aspirations previous nextAgencies & PeopleYorkshire lettings agency expands into sales, relaunches and claims national aspirationsPriestley Estate Agents now has offices in Leeds and Bradford and says it will double its turnover by 2021 and open branches in Manchester and York.Nigel Lewis5th July 201801,456 Views A lettings agency in Bradford has re-launched itself after moving into sales and, as well as opening a new £1.2 million headquarters in Leeds, says it now has nationwide aspirations.Priestley Lettings, which was established in 2010 and until recently was based on Great Horton Road in Bradford and focussed on student lettings, has become Priestley’s Estate Agents with offices within the group’s large new HQ on Elland Road in Leeds, close to the famous Leeds FC stadium.The expansion has been initiated by the agency’s parent company The Priestley Group, which was founded by former semi-pro rugby player Nathan Priestley. Its other arm, a house builder, currently generates the largest slice of the profits and turnover within the group.Double turnoverPriestley’s Estate Agents now offers properties for sale and to rent and, Nathan hopes, is expected to double its £250,000 turnover by 2021.The Priestley Group also says its new sales and lettings operation has national aspirations and plans to open branches in Manchester and York soon.Over the past eight years Priestley’s lettings team has amassed a management portfolio of 500 residential properties across Leeds and Bradford, and extra staff have now been hired to run the enlarged business.This includes a new branch manager at its Leeds office, a new sales and lettings negotiator and two apprentice administrators.“Following eight years of Priestley Lettings success in the ever-buoyant Yorkshire market, it was only a matter of time before we expanded into sales to continue our growth,” says James Priestley (picture, left), who is Nathan’s brother and runs the residential agency side of the group’s business.The Priestley brothers endured a fraught family episode in 2011 when their father, a Falklands war veteran and lorry driver, disappeared with over £1 million of cash belonging to business associates, sparking a European-wide police hunt and a later court case.Read more about Leeds letting agents. James Priestley Leeds lettings agency Nathan Priestley Priestley’s Estate AGents Bradford The Priestley Group July 5, 2018Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Home » News » “We must work together harder to achieve a fully digital conveyancing process” previous nextProptech“We must work together harder to achieve a fully digital conveyancing process”Claims by tech firms and experts that we’re on the cusp of a home moving revolution to remain wide of the market until Land Registry bangs industry heads together.Nigel Lewis12th May 202002,238 Views E-conveyancing will remain a myth until the Land Registry and lenders get key house mover data in a structured form and use a common transactional portal, according to conveyancing firm Muve.CEO and solicitor David Jabbari says hardly a day goes by without another prediction that we’re on the brink of a fully digital conveyancing process, but that the legal and prop tech community mistakenly think that a new technology will be the magic bullet that heralds the new world of e-conveyancing.Jabbari explains that the current conveyancing process is far from automatable, with the data required all over the place, requiring time-consuming retrieval of basic information, while every law firm works in their own way, and at their own pace.“The sector still sees e-signatures as cutting edge,” he says. “The true innovators in this field are the law firms, which are using the latest tech – including Artificial Intelligence – to be able to bolt all their processes into the common platform when we get to that world.”He believes a single, regulated agency such as the Land Registry must play a pivotal role in achieving a digital conveyancing process.Jabbari (left) adds: “We will not get close to a fully digital process until we can identify a comprehensive set of structured data about the property that can be accessed easily. There is no doubt that some form of Property MOT, combining title data with other good quality structured data about the property would be a major step forward.”Visit Muve.comMuve conveyancing David Jabarri May 12, 2020Nigel 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 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
The University of Houston College of Pharmacy invites qualifiedapplicants to apply for a full-time, tenure-track faculty positionat the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of PharmacyPractice and Translational Research. We are seeking outstandingindividuals with a solid track record of scholarship and expertisein the field of translational and clinical research. The successfulcandidate will be involved in increasing scholarship productivitywithin the Department, increasing the national recognition of theCollege, and mentoring junior faculty involvement inresearch.The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research ismade up of 33 full-time faculty members. The vision of thedepartment is to be a leader in pharmacy and postgraduate educationthrough excellence in translational, clinical and outcomesresearch. The department has a strong group of faculty that conducthigh-level translational and clinical research. We are especiallylooking for applicants that would synergize with our expertise ininfectious diseases and oncology. This will be a key position toexpand our research infrastructure and increase our researchvisibility around the nation. The department is seeking outstandingcandidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellencein teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity ofthe faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population.The position is fully funded by the University of Houston Collegeof Pharmacy. Applicant screening will begin immediately and willcontinue until the position is filled. The University of Houston isresponsive to the needs of dual career couples.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :The candidates should possess a PharmD degree with researchfellowship training or a PhD focused on clinical and/ortranslational research and a good knowledge of pharmacy practice.Pharmacist background preferred. We are looking for talentedpersonnel who will strengthen and provide synergy with our currentareas of expertise that include infectious diseases andoncology.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the university are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check. Please includeemail contact information for references.
University of Southern Indiana Athletics will welcome the 2016 Cardinals Caravan to the Physical Activities Center January 17 at 6 p.m. The caravan, which is presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, offers St. Louis fans a chance to talk baseball and meet current players, Cardinals Alumni and broadcasters, and Fredbird.Tickets are $5 each, with proceeds benefiting USI Athletics. Drawings for attendance prizes, including Cardinal tickets, memorabilia, and apparel, will be conducted throughout the evening.The Cardinals will again be implementing the Autograph Ticket system at each stop. The first 400 children (15 and under) through the door on the day of the event will receive a free Autograph Ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for children 15 and under.Fans can purchase tickets at the USI Athletics Ticket Office beginning December 14 (ticket office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily). Tickets also can be purchased at the Screaming Eagles basketball games on December 19, December 30, January 14 and January 16. *Reminder – USI will be closed for the holidays December 24-January 4.Fans purchasing tickets prior to the USI holiday break will receive a ticket to the Eagles’ December 30 basketball game at the PAC.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The exciting new band Electric Beethoven makes their way throughout the East Coast in the latter part of 2016, kicking things off with an exciting set this weekend at Catskill Chill. With only a few live shows under their belt, not to mention the complex task of turning the music of Beethoven into live, improvised dance music, the band has announced a free show in the Bay Area tonight.In an announcement, bandleader Reed Mathis says:If you’re in the Bay Area, you’re invited to join us — for FREE!! — at an open rehearsal tonight in the East Bay. Make your way to the Ivy Room (minutes from Berkeley), by 8pm and watch as we lift the kimono and show you the process behind loading two complete Beethoven symphonies with improvisational CDM (“classical dance music”) jams. After this, we load up the Ludwig Van and head east for our maiden journey… come wish us Bon Voyage!The show will take place at the Ivy Room, and more information can be found here. Be sure to catch Electric Beethoven at Brooklyn Comes Alive in October! More details here.
Stephen Owen doesn’t understate the intellectual stamina required to maintain a healthy relationship with the Chinese poet Du Fu.“If you’ve got to be stuck with someone for eight years, you want it to be someone you enjoy, who can sustain your interest,” said the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard, who recently published “The Poetry of Du Fu,” the first complete English translation of the great Tang dynasty literary figure.A monumental undertaking (the prolific Du Fu left 1,400 extant poems), Owen spent nearly a decade working on the translation, which resulted in a 3,000-page, six-volume book that weighs in at nine pounds.“I didn’t believe it until I held it in my hand,” he said. “There’s something to having the physical copy.”Owen, a sinologist who has written extensively about Chinese literature, counts “The Poetry of Du Fu” as his 13th published effort, and he expects the substantive book, which is free to download but retails as a hard copy for $210, to find its way into academic libraries and the homes of Chinese-American parents who want their children to grow up familiar with some of the work of the poet, who is considered “the Shakespeare of China.”“This is for general readers and scholars, but mostly for those who know some Chinese, but not enough to read Du Fu. This is to help them,” said Owen.Poetry and commitmentProfessor Stephen Owen reads from “The Poetry of Du Fu,” the first complete English translation of the Chinese poet, which took eight years to complete.Like the Bard of Avon, Du Fu’s writing is layered and shows immense range. The elusive poet wrote in a wide variety of styles and registers. Inside the green-bound volumes are acclaimed verses such as “Moonlit Night” and “View in Spring,” but Owen argues that Du Fu “is a lot more fun when you get out of the well-known ones.” Sitting in his office with shelves and tables stuffed with books, he reflected on the poet’s habit of traveling — always accompanied by all of his poems and his personal library.“He’s a quirky poet. When he moves to Chengdu with his family, he has to set up house and writes a poem to people asking for fruit trees and crockery. No one had ever done this kind of poem. He has a poem praising his bondservant Xinxing for repairing a water-piping system in his house. It’s a wonderful poem about the joy and discoveries of living in the real world instead of living in the rarefied poetic world,” Owen said.Du Fu tackles the subject of war extensively, but there is also a poem about bean sauce and another about taking down a gourd trellis in which Du Fu compares the challenging, if mundane, task to the fall of the Shang dynasty.“He’s forgotten what you can and can’t do in poetry, and 30 years later poets looked back and said, ‘This is the greatest poet we have,’” Owen said.In its simplest form, Chinese poetry is not easy to translate. It doesn’t have tenses and rarely uses pronouns. There is no easy way to tell whether a noun is singular or plural. If the characters read: “bird fly sky,” Owen says, that can be interpreted as either “A bird flies in the sky” or “Birds fly in the sky.”“You read the title — that’s the most important thing,” he said, adding, “Of course, it’s maddening.”Frustrating moments aside, the project was a long-in-the-works dream, born of a 2005 Mellon Foundation Distinguished Achievement Award, which gave Owen $1.5 million to fund this and other projects. “The Complete Poetry of Du Fu” will inaugurate the Library of Chinese Humanities, an accessible series of pre-modern Chinese facing-page texts and translations published by De Gruyter. Owen expected the Du Fu translation to take three years, but teaching responsibilities and speaking engagements set him back numerous times.“It owns you. I got teaching relief for a couple of semesters, and I worked on it and I worked on it. It wasn’t that I was lazy,” he said. “You see the territory that has to be done. You have to plow the south 40, and have plowed the south 28, and see what still has to be done.”Owen, who is 69, worked primarily alone, allowing a graduate student to go over the work only after it was complete.“Du Fu’s a great person to translate, but there goes eight years of your life. Finally it’s done,” he said.
After announcing plans for Notre Dame to address the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, University President Fr. John Jenkins provided an update on the University’s efforts in an email to the campus community early Thursday morning. In the email, Jenkins listed the recommendations of the two task forces he appointed last year in regards to working against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.His first recommendation was to “initiate prominent, public events to educate and stimulate discussion.”In March 2019, Jenkins announced that the Church crisis would be the subject of the 2019-2020 forum, entitled “Rebuild My Church.” In 2019, the University hosted two events as part of the forum— one of them a panel which dissected various aspects of the Church crisis. One of the panelists, Archbishop William Lori, had a controversial past, as he allegedly led efforts to block transparency in the Catholic Church’s response to the crisis.Jenkins announced in the email that on March 4-6, the McGrath Institute will host a panel titled “Called and Co-Responsible: Exploring Co-Responsibility for the Mission of the Catholic Church.” The panel will “bring together distinguished lay and clerical leaders to explore the responsibility lay people and clergy share for the Church and its mission,” Jenkins said in the email.Jenkins also said the University offered Presidential research grants which have funded 11 proposals in different fields to help address the crisis.The University is working to “to create a culture of accountability and transparency on Notre Dame’s campus” by implementing a staff leadership training program entitled “Living Notre Dame’s Values: Strengthening a Culture of Candor, Integrity and Respect.” This program seeks to encourage faculty and staff to speak up about ways to improve discourse on campus and voice their concerns, Jenkins said in the email.In addition, Jenkins said the Master in Divinity program will continue to train leaders in techniques to prevent and respond to sexual abuse.“For the Church institutionally, but perhaps for all of us in some way, there is the possibility for greater humility, greater solidarity with all who suffer, greater transparency, greater honesty about our failings and a deeper commitment to repentance and reform,” Jenkins said in the email.Tags: Archbishop Lori, Fr. John Jenkins, Office of the President, Rebuild my Church Forum
Twenty-one youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest on July 14. Sponsored by the Ina Hopkins-John W. Cook Memorial Fund, the Carole Williams-Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and the Pam Krueger-Milk Check Off, the competition was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Though not an ideal way to view cattle, this tremendous group of young people took it all in stride,” said Jillian Bohlen, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension dairy specialist and professor of animal and dairy science at UGA. “Sorting through five classes of animals, each competitor worked diligently to find those that best fit the ideal for dairy cattle. Our senior competitors excelled in their justification of placings in reasons that were among the best, collectively, I have heard. I applaud each youth member that competed on their dedication to this program and their work in the contest. I would also like to thank Dr. Bill Graves, professor emeritus, for his assistance in officiating the contest.”The annual evaluation competition is a major event for the Georgia 4-H Livestock Program. Youth participating in the Dairy Judging Program acquire a better knowledge of dairy-related topics and learn to demonstrate their knowledge in a competitive environment. The contest also encourages youth to enhance their skills in decision-making, critical thinking, problem solving and social skills as a team member.In the virtual format, senior participants, from ninth through 12th grade, reviewed videos to place five classes of cows and heifers into specific classes and submitted two videos providing reasoning for their placings. Junior participants, grades four through eight, will reviewed five videos for placement.Each county may enter up to 20 senior and 20 non-senior participants. The youth competed individually for high individual and as a team through the combination of the top county individuals.All participants received an award pin for participation. A team plaque is presented to the top participating teams. The senior high individual and the winning senior team earned Georgia 4-H Master status.This year’s winners at the 2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest include:Seniors:First place team: Emma Newberry, Lexi Pritchard and Neely McCommons — Oconee CountySecond place team: Michael Whitlock, Colton Swartz and Bella Fisk — Coweta CountySenior High Individual: Noel Pickel — Morgan CountyJuniors:First place team: Andrew Gardner, Maggie Harper and Landon Gardner — Morgan CountyJunior High Individual: Sarah Morgan Sapp — Burke CountyGeorgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through UGA Extension offices and 4-H facilities. For more information, visit georgia4h.org or contact your local Extension office by visiting extension.uga.edu/county-offices.
Climate risk prompts judge to halt oil and gas drilling projects in Wyoming FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming after it was ruled the Trump administration violated environmental laws by failing to consider greenhouse gas emissions. The federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages US public lands and issues leases to the energy industry, to redo its analysis.The decision stems from an environmental lawsuit. WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Western Environmental Law Center sued the BLM in 2016 for failing to calculate and limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from future oil and gas projects.The agency “did not adequately quantify the climate change impacts of oil and gas leasing”, said Rudolph Contreras, a US district judge in Washington DC, in a ruling late on Tuesday. He added that the agency “must consider the cumulative impact of GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions” generated by past, present and future BLM leases across the country.The decision is the first significant check on the climate impact of the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda that has opened up vast swaths of public land for mining and drilling. Environmental advocates are praising the move, with Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program director, calling it a “triumph for our climate”.“This ruling says that the entire oil & gas drilling program is off the rails, and moving forward illegally,” said Nichols.More: US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 29-year-old Coram man was killed in a motorcycle crash in North Bellport on Friday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Dayquon Boykins was riding his motorcycle southbound in the northbound lanes of Station Road while passing other motorists when he crashed into a Honda Odyssey minivan that was making a left turn into a parking lot near the corner of north of Woodside Avenue at 4:18 p.m.The victim was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Honda and her 11-year-old daughter were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of minor injuries.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the vehicles and are continuing the investigation.