Does yesterday’s Goodlord staff clearout include its CEO?

first_imgRichard White, the founder and CEO of online rental viewings and digital tenancy processing company Goodlord is about to leave the company, it has been reported.The news comes just a day after it was announced Goodlord has let 40 of its employees go, reducing its headcount down to 96 from 136.31-year-old Richard, who is both a director and company secretary of Oh Goodlord Ltd, started out in the property industry as a Foxtons negotiator before moving to lettings company Capital Living.He then founded and helped raise £2m in start-up cash plus a further £7.2 million in March last year.At the time Richard told The Negotiator that he would be spending the extra cash on expanding the company’s headcount, and that Goodlord had signed up several big names to its service including Strutt & Parker.The company currently says its has 365,000 landlords and tenants who have used its service, and processed 151,000 tenancies.But Goodlord’s management would appear to have taken it in a new direction following the reduction in staff this week.Richard White’s reported imminent departure has been predicted on website Techcrunch, which also says Goodlord’s CTO Andrew Done may also be leaving the company.Following the departure of 40 staff, Goodlord has released a statement saying it wanted to reduce the size of its sales and marketing teams “to focus on scaling effectively and efficiently” and is ”putting more focus on bringing out new features and automation functionality to the platform.”“Our customers will see the effects of this focus almost immediately with new features and services being released as soon as the end of the month”, the company says.goodlord Richard White techcrunch January 10, 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 » Does yesterday’s Goodlord staff clearout include its CEO? previous nextProptechDoes yesterday’s Goodlord staff clearout include its CEO?Co-founder Richard White may be about to leave the company as it focuses more on tech, not sales and marketing.Nigel Lewis10th January 201801,711 Viewslast_img read more

Samworth Brothers margins are hit in ‘challenging year’

first_imgProfits at Ginsters and West Cornwall Pasty Co owner Samworth Brothers have fallen as a result of rising commodity costs and £18m in one-off charges.Describing the year to 29 December 2018 as ‘challenging’, the business recorded a 1.6% year on year dip in sales to £1,004m.Profit before tax was £0.8m, down from £23.5m the previous year. The profit included non-recurring costs of £18.2m, and Samworth said profit for the year would have been £19m without these.The non-recurring costs included £1.2m additional pension liability, £4m relating to software costs, a and a £10.1m impairment following “significant” operating losses at desserts and cakes division Kensey Foods.In January this year, Samworth announced plans to close Kensey Foods, which operated from an 11-acre site in Launceston, Cornwall.Profit margins dropped from 17.8% to 17.1%, which the business said was a result of increased raw material costs and a change to product mix.In accounts filed at Companies House, Samworth said it was in a transitional period as it looked to return to profitable growth.It added it was “well placed to exploit the high-growth” food-to-go market following the acquisition of the Manton Wood sandwich business from 2 Sisters Food Group.“The food sector remains highly competitive as consumer eating habits continue to evolve,” stated Samworth. “This has resulted in reduction in sales volumes across a number of core categories but has created opportunities in others, particularly the convenience and food-to-go categories.”This year, Samworth launched new food-to-go delivery service Fresh Food for Now and taken a minority stake in pies and pastries supplier Higgidy.“While market conditions continue to be testing, the business is now performing better in terms of sales, profit and cash generation and we remain confident about the future,” the business told British Baker.last_img read more

EPA recognizes Harvard as a leader in green power purchasers

first_imgHarvard University has been announced as one of three schools in the Ivy League that were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as 2009-10 Collective Conference Champions for using green power. The Collective Conference Champions Award recognizes the conference, and its respective participating schools, whose collective green power purchase was the largest among all participating conferences.Since April 2006, the EPA’s Green Power Partnership has tracked and recognized the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power purchases in the nation. The EPA recognized Harvard University for its purchase, which contributed to making the Ivy League the challenge’s largest overall purchaser of green power.Harvard’s voluntary use of nearly 32 million kilowatt-hours (kwh) of green power represents 10 percent of the school’s annual electricity usage. Harvard is purchasing a utility green power product and renewable energy certificates from Essex Hydro Associates and Sterling Planet. In addition, the school generates on-site renewable electricity, which helps to reduce the environmental impacts associated with the campus’s electricity use.The EPA estimates that Harvard University’s purchase of nearly 32 million kwh of green power is equivalent to the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 3,000 average American homes each year or has the equivalent impact of reducing the CO2 emissions of more than 4,000 passenger cars annually. The Ivy League’s collective green power purchase of more than 225 million kwh of green power is equivalent to the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 20,000 average American homes or the annual CO2 emissions of nearly 31,000 cars.Twenty-six collegiate conferences and 54 colleges and universities competed in the 2009-10 challenge, collectively purchasing nearly 1.2 billion kwh of green power. The EPA will extend the College and University Green Power Challenge for a fifth year, to conclude in spring of 2011. The EPA’s Green Power Challenge is open to all U.S. colleges, universities, and conferences. In order to qualify, a collegiate athletic conference must include at least one school that qualifies as a Green Power Partner, and the conference must collectively meet EPA’s minimum conference purchase requirement.For more information about the EPA’s College and University Green Power Challenge, visit the Challenge Web site.last_img read more

Colombia Confirms Presence of FARC Leader in Bombed Camp

first_imgBy Dialogo November 23, 2010 City of Tumaco Narino, my town is besieged by delinquents that are displacing the natives to the neighboring country Ecuador. The big fight is against daily extortion and murder. For example, a humble vegetable saleswoman who didn’t pay the protection, they killed her husband and she had to leave the town and take refuge in the county of San Lorenzo, Ecuador and there are thousands of cases like these and the governments in all of the countries are under control and I ask, isn’t the city of Tumaco Narino part of Colombia? Many thanks Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said on 21 November that according to a guerrilla wounded during an army attack on a rebel camp, one of the FARC’s leaders was there and is believed to have died, as President Juan Manuel Santos presumed the day before. “A guerrilla whom we found wounded already confirmed to us that it was Fabián Ramírez’s camp and that he was there along with thirteen other people. We’re missing eight bodies that we need to find and establish if one of them is Ramírez,” Rivera told the Caracol radio station. On 20 November, President Santos said that Ramírez, the leader of the guerrilla group’s South Block and considered a ‘high-value objective’ by the army, had “apparently” been killed in a military operation in the southern part of the country. ‘Ramírez,’ whose true name is José Benito Cabrera, had a leading role as a participant in the failed peace negotiations between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group, and conservative Andrés Pastrana’s administration (1998-2002). U.S. authorities point to Ramírez, who is forty-seven years old, as responsible for the shipment of hundreds of tons of cocaine to their country. They also accuse him of creating a sophisticated network of straw men for laundering money resulting from drug trafficking. Three brothers of the rebel leader have been arrested on charges related to drug trafficking, and one of them, Erminso Cabrera, was extradited to the United States in 2007. If his death is confirmed, it would be the second major blow struck against the rebel forces since Santos took office on 7 August. On 23 September, an army offensive killed Jorge Briceño, also known as ‘Mono Jojoy,’ the top military commander and second-ranking leader of the FARC, which has around 7,000 fighters according to the Defense Ministry.last_img read more

Network Trafficking Drugs between Czech Republic and Dominican Republic Is Dismantled

first_imgBy Dialogo November 04, 2011 The Czech police dismantled a network trafficking cocaine between the Dominican Republic and European Union countries by way of the Czech Republic and detained those chiefly responsible, a police chief announced in Prague. “The arrest of the three chief organizers took place in Prague. Previously, seven Czech traffickers (six women and one man) were detained at the Frankfurt and Brussels airports,” the head of the anti-drug brigade of the Czech police, Jakub Frydrych, announced. Seven kilos of cocaine, with a market value of around US $663,000, were seized, Frydrych indicated. “The drugs were destined for the Prague market, but also for other European Union countries,” Frydrych added in a statement. One of the three people arrested in Prague is of Iranian nationality, and the other two are Czech, according to the police chief.last_img read more

Protesters march toward Broome County Jail

first_imgAs the crowd marched, they met officers, deputies and state troopers standing in front of the sheriff’s office. Minutes after meeting the line of law enforcement, organizers told the crowd to form a wall across Lt Vanwinkle Drive. Sunday, organizers held two marches through the streets of Binghamton, with nearly 1,000 people in attendance. Organizers held a “speakout” Tuesday at Cheri Lindsey Memorial Park before leading a march to the Binghamton Police Department. After several minutes of speaking, the crowd walked from Front Street toward the Broome County Sheriff’s Office. Organizers shouted “Say his name”, as the crowd chanted “George Floyd”. Organizers also shouted “If we don’t get it”, to which the crowd stated “Shut it down”. Everyone chanting names of people they say faced injustice in the jail system pic.twitter.com/h6ukH93J47— Anne Sparaco (@AnneSparaco) June 5, 2020 Protesters eventually left the Broome County Jail and headed downtown to Court and Washington Streets. They were met by Binghamton Police, with authorities blocking off Court Street between Water and State Streets. The protest ended peacefully around 11:15 p.m. While some of the protests around the nation have escalated to violence, the protests in the Southern Tier have remained peaceful, though tense at times. Some protesters shouted profanities in the faces of police officers Tuesday night, while some shook hands with officers. One photo captured a hug between a protester and an officer. Protesters said Tuesday night’s event in downtown Binghamton proved a call for change can be successful and peaceful. Protesters are calling to abolish the jail and defund the #police— Katie Jones (@KatieJonesTV) June 4, 2020 Protesters in the intersection of court and Washington st. It’s been a peaceful protest pic.twitter.com/Yp6JlgRimG— Katie Jones (@KatieJonesTV) June 5, 2020 BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A group of more than 100 protesters met at the corner of Front Street and Lt Vanwinkle Drive in Binghamton for another protest Thursday night. Just spoke to a few young protesters who expressed how younger people are coming to these events to not only educate themselves, but also be a part of change for the future pic.twitter.com/qtK6tc11VE— Anne Sparaco (@AnneSparaco) June 4, 2020center_img Organizers told the crowd they would continue to protest until they feel their voices have been heard. Before the march, one speaker told the crowd that she wanted to defund police agencies and “abolish the jail”. Organizers used a megaphone to speak to the crowd while standing under a red tent with the white PLOT logo. Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told 12 News he’s ready for the country to have an open dialog about moving forward. I’m just here to let ya’ll know and all the powers that think they’re still in charge that this is just the beginning.”Protest organizer Floyd’s death started a nationwide movement, with massive protests held in cities of all sizes across the United States. Many of the protesters have honored the lives of other black men who were killed by police officers. The protest, organized by PLOT Binghamton, focused on issues related to racial injustices. The protesters also voiced displeasure with police officers and the Broome County Jail. Another protest was held in Norwich Thursday afternoon. Stay with 12 News for updates on this developing story. Speakers also rallied the crowd with popular chants such as “No justice. No peace” and “Whose streets? Our streets”. The protest marked the 5th such event in the Southern Tier since Sunday. Each of the protests began after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Four officers were charged in connection to the case.last_img read more

Agriculture exports ‘potential winners’ amid pandemic: Trade Ministry

first_img“Our potential to expand export markets is still very large,” Kasan said in a virtual discussion. “Some of our agricultural products have not really dominated some regions in the context of global trade.”In the January–July period, most Indonesian agricultural goods were delivered to China, which accounted for $399.6 million or 19.3 percent of the total exports. That was followed by exports to the United States and Japan, which accounted for 9.9 percent and 9 percent, respectively.Overall Indonesian exports were down 6.21 percent year-on-year (yoy) at $90.12 billion in this year’s first seven months, while imports plunged 17.17 percent yoy to $81.37 billion. With the imports falling at a faster rate, the country booked a trade surplus of $8.75 billion.While global trade is projected by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to decline by up to 32 percent this year, Indonesia is trying to prevent its exports from plunging further by resorting to virtual means to connect local sellers with foreign buyers. At the same time, the government is trying to limit imports of certain consumer goods. Kasan said the Trade Ministry was mobilizing 46 trade representatives in 31 countries, comprising the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centers (ITPC) and trade attachés, to promote the country’s exports.The Trade Ministry also provided assistance for product design, packaging, certification and intellectual property rights, among other things, and offered to help exporters meet standards demanded by buyers, including organic production methods, sustainability, traceability and transparency, Kasan added.Indonesian agriculture exports have faced several issues related to standards, including the finding of shoots in coconuts exported to Thailand and alleged deforestation for its crude palm oil shipped to the European Union, according to Junaidi, the head of compliance, partnership and quarantine information at the Agriculture Quarantine Agency (BKP).“These are issues that we are trying to manage and minimize, so that our commodities [are acceptable and competitive] in the international market,” said Junaidi.The Agriculture Ministry was also trying to boost exports by facilitating the disbursement of Rp 33 trillion (US$2.21 billion) through the government’s micro-loan program (KUR), said Indah Megahwati, the director of financing at the Directorate General of Facilities and Infrastructure at the ministry. That figure accounted for around 66 percent of this year’s KUR target.Indah said the government was devising a new cluster-based scheme for the loan disbursement in the agricultural sector, which would include an offtaker to overcome a key issue blamed for the low volume of loans issued in the sector. She said 32,000 borrowers had applied for but had not received the loans.“We want the banks to be able to disburse the KUR for agricultural tools and machines and to our food industry. This is what we need going forward,” said Indah.Topics : Indonesian agricultural exports could be “potential winners” in the pandemic as they recorded annual growth despite the downturn in global trade, according to the Trade Ministry.The agriculture exports reached US$2.06 billion in the January–July period, marking an increase of 9.95 percent from the same period in 2019. Exports of peanuts, fruits and herbs/spices more than doubled, rising by 138.2 percent, 129.3 percent and 104.7 percent, respectively, on the year.Trade Ministry National Export Development Director General Kasan Muhri said Monday that the surge in agricultural exports was in line with various countries’ product needs in dealing with the coronavirus.last_img read more

Mourinho brands Southampton coach ‘an idiot’ after being booked

first_imgJose Mourinho insists he was “rude to an idiot” after being booked for spying on a Southampton coach’s tactics booked. Jose Mourinho booked The Tottenham boss appeared to catch a glimpse of notes on a piece of paper after approaching the Saints’ bench. He was then carded by ref Mike Dean as Spurs lost 1-0. Afterwards, Mourinho admitted he deserved to be cautioned, but his contrition came with a slight caveat. He said: “I think the yellow card is fair because I was rude, but I was rude to an idiot.”Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Read Also: Tottenham lose at Southampton as Kane limps off injured He added: “Harry Kane plays every minute, he plays all the time. It might be big, it might be small. For sure he will be out,” he added. “Tanguy Ndombele, I don’t know. I imagine this is the tenth injury of the season. They stop him to play. It doesn’t give him continuity. We had three days between matches.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The incident capped a poor afternoon for the Portuguese as his side spurned the opportunity to leapfrog former club Manchester United into fifth. Spurs also lost captain Harry Kane to injury and Mourinho was unable to put an immediate timescale on his return.last_img read more

Weimann targets Villa turnaround

first_img The forward is confident they can arrest their slide after six straight defeats following Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Tottenham. Weimann ended his side’s 547-minute goal drought by opening the scoring but Spurs drew level through Nacer Chadli before Harry Kane’s late winner. “Everyone who watched the game will know how hard we worked and we played good football “I can’t really say anything on the sending-off because the game went on. I didn’t see what happened so I don’t know. I was just focusing on the ball, I haven’t seen it. “Obviously the game changed because they had more of the ball but I think we still looked quite solid at the back.” Weimann scored Villa’s first goal since September 13, his third of the season, but admitted it meant little after defeat. He added: “It’s nice and it’s in your head when you haven’t scored for five games but it doesn’t mean much now, really.” Andreas Weimann has dismissed fears over Aston Villa’s form and insisted they can turn their wretched results around. Press Association Villa go to West Ham in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday and Weimann said they are not in trouble. “No, it’s not nice to lose six in a row because in the end we have we played well,” said the 23-year-old. “We showed we can play football and we are a good team. “We need to go out and get a win – or just a point, something – and it will turn around again. “There wasn’t much more we could have done and we just need one game to go our way and we’ll be alright again.” Sunday’s defeat was compounded by Christian Benteke’s second-half red card after he pushed Ryan Mason in the face. The Belgium international will miss Villa’s next three games and Weimann knows he will be missed. “In the first half and at the start of the second he was brilliant. We will miss him but I’m sure we have other players coming back to fill in for him,” he said. “Of course we can’t change (the fact) he got a red card. We have to look forward to the next game. last_img read more

DEFY weightlifting competition slated for Jan. 3

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA will host a Press Fest weightlifting competition on Sunday, Jan. 3, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.All competitors will participate in squat, dead lift and bench press events.The event is open to men and women ages 18 or older.The entry fee for the first category “full power” is $30 for YMCA members and $38 for nonmembers. Additional categories “push/pull” and “bench only” each cost $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEntries are due Dec. 31 to avoid a late fee of $15.Weigh-ins will be Saturday, Jan. 2, from 5-7 p.m.Weight classes include 97, 105, 114, 123, 132, 148, 165, 181, 198, 220, 242, 259, 275, 308 and 308+ pounds.Ages classes include Junior (18-23, 24-28 and 29-33), Sub-masters (33-39) and Masters (40-46, 47-53, 54-60, 61-67, 68-74 and 80-84).last_img read more