Kodak opts for online multi-lingual tool

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Eastman Kodak has chosen e-learning provider Click2Learn to design newonline course content and convert some of its instructor-led courses intoWeb-based formats. As part of the initiative, a number of Kodak’s officesaround the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, Greater Asia, Japan,Latin America and the US, have adopted Click2learn’s ToolBook desktop authoringsoftware for e-learning content creation. “We were especially pleased with ToolBook’s ability to allow peoplewith little or no programming experience to easily create content in differentlanguages,” said Cynthia Davies, e-learning educational specialist atKodak. www.click2learn.com Kodak opts for online multi-lingual toolOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Purplebricks revenues in UK more than double

first_imgPurplebricks has revealed its interim results for the past six months ending October 31st which include UK revenue up by 118% to £39.9 million and a doubling of its Local Property Expert team to 650.Its overseas operations in Australia and the US are doing well too including revenue of £6.8 million in Oz and “solid progress” in the US where it now has 40 ‘local real estate experts’.But it’s most successful market remains the UK where Purplebricks has increased average revenue per instruction by 14% to £1,138.The UK operation also now claims to have 74% of the hybrid online agency market, with the next largest behind it, Emoov, a minnow by comparison.Online reviewsOne item sticks out in the results – Purplebricks’ reliance on its controversial listing with Trustpilot, on which it highlights a ‘five-star’ rating in all three markets. No mention is made of its recently-reinstated listings on allAgents.Purplebricks says that once the results are finalised it expects to report revenues of £84 million and £12 million in Australia.“We continue to win UK market share from traditional operators in what is a challenging market and consolidate our leading position with competing digital and hybrid offerings,” says Michael Bruce, Purplebricks’ Group CEO (pictured).The company also reveals in the results that it has more than doubled its post-sales team in the UK, as has its conveyancing team. It has also been investing heavily in a ‘concierge team’ which helps vendors get their homes sold – a nod to criticism of Purplebricks online for its lack of support once sellers have signed up.Read more stories about Purplebricks.hybrid agent Purplebricks USA purplebricks interim Michael Bruce Purplebricks results online agent Purplebricks Australia December 13, 2017Nigel 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 » Agencies & People » Purplebricks revenues in UK more than double previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks revenues in UK more than doubleThe interim report for past six months of its financial year shows business doing well, particularly in the UK where revenues and number of LPEs have increased significantly.Nigel Lewis13th December 201702,925 Viewslast_img read more

Rebel Yell! The Cats Cast Gets Dirty for Its Clean Sweep on Broadway

first_imgPhotos: Matthew Murphy | Styling: David Withrow | Makeup Artists: KeLeen Snowgren & Nicolette Gold | Styling Assistant: Chris Hynes | Photography Assistants: Evan Zimmerman & Afton Welch Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 View Comments Related Shows Eloise Kropp, Ricky Ubeda, Tyler Hanes & the cast of ‘Cats'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Cats Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats put its paw prints on Broadway in 1982, garnering seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved tuner is hailed for its music, its precedent-setting cast members and of course, its choreography. The legendary Gillian Lynne created the movements Broadway’s finest felines execute eight times a week, and the latest Great White Way incarnation was choreographed by Hamilton Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler. The revival boasts a cast of fancy-footed Broadway alums and game-changing newcomers, including Ahmad Simmons, Giuseppe Bausilio, Ricky Ubeda, Eloise Kropp, Arianna Rosario, Lili Froehlich, Kim Fauré, Tyler Hanes, Georgina Pazcoguin and Emily Pynenburg. Photographer Matthew Murphy got the Cats cast messy with flour to better capture their clean moves. Don’t let the fur fool you; these athletic dancers are as tough as nails. Take a look at Broadway.com’s photo session with the Jellicle crew.VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERYlast_img read more

Easysland and Tiger Roll face off again at Cheltenham | Racing News

first_imgHowever, he had no answer to emerging star Easysland in March when they raced off level weights – and on this occasion the French raider carries 4lb less.Robbie Power has come in for the ride on Tiger Roll – with Keith Donoghue, who would have been on board, staying in Ireland rather than sitting out 14 days in isolation on his return.“It’s great to get the call-up for him, but it’s very unfortunate for Keith Donoghue that the restrictions in place over in Ireland meant he would have had to isolate for 14 days if he came,” said Gold Cup-winning rider Power, now based in Britain.- Advertisement – All eyes at Cheltenham on Friday will be on the eagerly-awaited rematch between Easysland and Tiger Roll in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase.Gordon Elliott’s dual Grand National hero Tiger Roll was denied the chance of joining Red Rum as a three-time winner of the Aintree spectacular by the coronavirus pandemic, but has an equally excellent record over the cross-country course at Prestbury Park.- Advertisement – “Keith’s having a really good run at the moment, so he couldn’t justify losing 14 days. It’s a great spare for me to pick up, though, and I’m really looking forward to it.“His main objective will be Cheltenham in March and Aintree in April, but this is a path he’s taken before – so if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. He’ll probably have another run over hurdles somewhere after this before the Festival.“Obviously he faces a very tough task having to give 4lb to Easysland, who beat him at level weights back in March, but I know Gordon is very happy with him.- Advertisement – “I’ll be having a good chat with Keith and I’ll be doing whatever he tells me to.”Tiger Roll does at least have the advantage of having a recent run on the Flat, while Easysland has not been out since his victory at the big meeting in the spring.He is trained by former champion jockey David Cottin for owner JP McManus, and the Grand National is his ultimate aim this season.“After Cheltenham he went and had a break in Ireland – and when we got him back from Ireland, David was thrilled with him, because he felt he had really filled out,” said Cottin’s partner and assistant, Amanda Zetterholm.“He hadn’t grown, because he’s never going to be a big horse, but he’s really strengthened up.“He’s working to a good level, but this is not going to be his main objective, obviously – so we’re looking to build towards the Cheltenham Festival in March and then hopefully the Grand National.“We don’t know yet if he’s going to go for the Grand Cross at Pau, there’s no decision yet – it depends how it will fit in as preparation for the Grand National.“It obviously is up to the owner what they want to do this year, but so far the plan is the Cross Country at Cheltenham and the National.”Also involved is Christian Williams’ Potters Corner, last season’s Welsh National winner who also has the distinction of winning the Virtual Grand National – which was held in absence of the real thing in April.Williams said: “Potters Corner is in great form.“He schooled well over the cross-country fences at the track a couple of weeks ago.“We are targeting the race as we are just trying to give him a different avenue. He’ll be 11 come January, and there are only a certain amount of Nationals you can run in before they take their toll.“Introducing the cross-country route with him this season will hopefully give us a bit more longevity. This could help get another season or two out of him, and I am optimistic he will enjoy it.“Instead of having to constantly run in Nationals, the cross-country route might mean he can also go to places like France and run in races like that.“He is being thrown straight into the lions’ den, with both Easysland and Tiger Roll in opposition, but everything we have asked of him he has duly obliged.“The Aintree Grand National remains the main aim, and we are looking forward to getting his season started.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

How to stand out from the crowd this Spring Selling Season

first_imgSpring has arrived! Picture: ThinkstockTHEY don’t call it the Spring Selling Season for nothing. Spring is traditionally the peak time for property sales in the country, with the return of warmer weather bringing out both buyers and sellers keen to make a move before Christmas.Standing out in such a crowd is not such a difficult thing, according to AgentFinder.com.au, whose chief executive Matt McCann swears by seven key steps to maximise the chance of a successful sale.“It’s an ideal time of year to show off a home at its best and buyers are motivated to attend open for inspections with the warmer weather. It’s also the time when families start putting their properties on the market in preparation for the December-January school holidays so their kids aren’t disrupted with a move during the middle of the school term,” he said.Here are his top seven ways to boost the price you sell your home for this Spring.1. GardeningKerb appeal matters a lot when there is increased competition on the market, he said.“After winter, vendors should tidy the front yard by mowing the lawn, removing weeds and laying fresh grass down on any dead patches that didn’t see the winter sun. Plant flowers such as daffodils and tulips to add vibrant colour to the garden — yellow is associated with feelings of optimism and happiness and may have a subliminal effect on potential buyers.”Never underestimate kerb appeal and the allure of plants.2. Exterior areasNoone wants to go outside in Winter to wash away any dirt build-up or even cobwebs, but come Spring, this is a must do.“Vendors can make a good first impression by giving the outside of the house a good spray-down with a pressure hose. Homes should look inviting, and vendors should ensure fences and front porches look well cared for.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago3. Spring cleanA tried and true strategy, decluttering your home will not only make you breathe easier but help make your property feel more spacious. Mr McCann suggests asking your real estate agent to give an unbiased opinion on where to declutter, which can vary from benchtops in kitchens and bathrooms to removing all artwork from walls, tidying shelves and bookcases, or clearing out old furniture. Better still, hire someone else to do it for you if you’re timepoor.4. Take advantage of the spring sunlightLetting the light in by pulling back the curtains will bathe the home in a warm glow, according to Mr McCann. “Make the most out of the spring light by ensuring it bounces off clean and polished surfaces, windows, mirrors, chrome fittings, door knobs, and floors.” Your agent can also tailor inspections for when the light looks best in the home.Pull back the curtains and giving everything the once-over works wonders.5. Create flow between the outdoors and indoorsDo not underestimate Queenslanders love of indoor-outdoor flow. “Vendors will want to feel they can enjoy the space outdoors just as much as they can indoors.” Close your screen doors to keep the pollen out for Spring allergies but open doors and windows to allow fresh Spring air to circulate and chase away musty Winter air.6. Add a pop of colour“A fresh coat of light-coloured paint will make spaces seem larger and can be contrasted against colourful rugs and throws.” Mr McCann suggests bright, cheerful shades like yellow, orange, green, blue or red for Spring — but warns that the colours should not clash. Another quick pop of colour is a bunch of balloons tied to the mailbox or sale sign.7. Talk to expertsFinally he suggests talking to your real estate agent about adapting your home to suit the season.“A good agent with local knowledge and expertise will know what comparable properties are on the market and can help vendors focus on the unique aspects of their property that make it attractive to prospective buyers, helping to increase the likelihood of fetching the best price.”last_img read more

Revamped family home in the heart of Redcliffe

first_imgThe updated kitchen at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.Upstairs, there is an open-plan living and dining room and a galley-style kitchen, which flows out to the big entertaining deck. The four bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a family bathroom and separate toilet. Downstairs, there are two multipurpose rooms, a kitchenette, living room, bathroom and laundry. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The back deck is probably my favourite part of the home — it’s great for entertaining,” Ms Blakey said. “The home also has a great sized yard with plenty of room to put in a swimming pool or shed.” The living area at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.Ms Blakey said the property would be perfect for families or first homebuyers. “It really suited us as a young couple entertaining friends but it also has the big yard for families and the area downstairs, which would be ideal for grandparents or older children looking for some independence,” she said.The property also has a double carport, a private front veranda and established gardens. The home at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.THIS updated family home is on a good-sized block with plenty of space to entertain or for the children and pets to run around. Owner Amanda Blakey said she and her husband purchased the property at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe three years ago and revamped the two-storey home. “We completely updated the inside,” Ms Blakey said. “We ripped up the carpet and redid the timber floors, updated the bathrooms and kitchen, painted the interior, redid the back deck and added a roof over it.” center_img The backyard at 49 Longland St, Redcliffe. Picture: Supplied.Ms Blakey said the home was in a good neighbourhood. “We’ve lived in Redcliffe for the past 20 years and we love it,” she said. “Our neighbours here are really friendly, and it’s a really good area, nice and close to two schools.” The property is being marketed by Andrew Campbell and Ben Campbell of Ray White Redcliffe.last_img read more

OEEC 2018: Is Your Company Corporately Responsible?

first_imgThe final day of the OEEC 2018 in Amsterdam has seen another action-packed program.The Global Oil Event was followed by technical sessions on Late Life Ops and Corporate Responsibility.Christiaan Luca, Associate Partner, Community Wisdom Partners, started the session on Corporate Responsibility with the intro of the speakers and their topics.Across the globe and across industries, companies increasingly face public scrutiny of their business activities.This session engaged delegates in a discussion on corporate responsibility in the extractive and renewable energy industry and why it makes business sense to put corporate responsibility at the heart of your company strategy.Examples were shown how companies, such as Total and Van Oord take responsibility for their impact on the environment they operate in, on their stakeholders and on their own employees and the results of this strategy.Jean-Marc Fontaine – Vice-President Operations & Expertises at the Civil Society Engagement Direction of Total presented the company’s initiative – Total Foundation, which has a special focus on youth with its Youth Inclusion and Education priority.“We pledge to go beyond our business operations by developing solidarity initiatives through the Total Foundation worldwide program based on four priority areas and oriented towards young people.”The seventeen United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) represent in fact the drivers and impact of business.Sander Dekker, manager Sustainability at Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, picked out 7 of the UN’s SDGs and presented how Van Oord implements them into the company’s strategy.With the fast-changing society and the role of the social media, the company’s social license to operate has become increasingly important for the bottom line.Further discussions were delivered  on how companies cannot get away anymore with just informing the people and paying compensation for damages made. Nowadays, companies are expected to become partners in development on a continuous and structural basis. The classic stakeholder model whereby companies identify which stakeholder has most influence and most impact on the company is not fit to deal with this increasingly complex society.The event continues with Marine Energy Event and Decommissioning Session, which will wrap up the Conference part.last_img read more

Ivory Coast: parts of Abidjan resemble war zone – UN

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet News Ivory Coast: parts of Abidjan resemble war zone – UN by: – March 4, 2011 Parts of Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan resemble a “war zone”, the UN refugee agency head in the West African nation, Jacques Franquin, told the BBC. The UNCHR has suspended plans to open a camp in the west for those fleeing the violence because of safety concerns. “The situation is deteriorating rapidly,” Mr Franquin said. Tensions have been rising since President Laurent Gbagbo refused to hand power to Alassane Ouattara, widely seen as the winner of November’s poll. Mr Franquin comments come as UN peacekeepers in country say they are overstretched and cannot provide security for all civilians.Violent clashesOn Thursday, security forces shot dead six women marching in support of Mr Ouattara in the northern Abobo neighbourhood of the city. “We are overstretched in terms of patrolling. We conducted over 865 patrols last week. You can’t be in every corner of the city,” UN spokesman Hamadoun Toure told the BBC. “Certain areas of Abidjan are truly in a situation of war with the population fleeing,” Mr Franquin said. “The situation is making it impossible to reach people who are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,” he said.In the west, UNCHR staff had been withdrawn to Abidjan for their safety and the agency was trying to set up networks using local non-governmental organisations to help those displaced, he said. A camp is being set up in neighbouring Liberia where tens of thousands have also fled. Meanwhile, Mr Toure said the UN had received two helicopter gunships this week and he hoped the security situation would improve with the arrival of more peacekeepers. The BBC’s international development correspondent Mark Doyle says the delivery of the helicopter gunships is a measure of the seriousness of the situation.The idea that these machines might be used, even in a defensive capacity, in a big overcrowded city like Abidjan takes the situation in Ivory Coast to a new level, he says. African Union heads of state who are attempting to resolve the crisis are due to meet in Mauritania later on Friday. The presidents of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and South Africa and Tanzania were initially given a month by the AU to do their work. But this week that time frame was extended until the end of March.Source: BBC Newslast_img read more

Moores Hill man acquitted in child molesting case

first_imgPHOTO: DLZLawrenceburg, In. — A Moores Hill man has been acquitted by a Dearborn County jury on allegations he molested a child multiple times over the course of six years. Adam Potraffke, 53, of Moores Hill, was charged back in 2017 and the acquittal came last Friday.Once facing at least 50-years in prison he is now free.Dearborn/Ohio County prosecutor Lynn Deddens released the following statement:“I respect the verdict the jurors returned in this case.  They listened attentively to an extremely difficult case…a case that involved a young teenager who stated that she was molested by her step father over a period of time when she was between the ages of five and ten years old.  This brave, young lady made the disclosure to law enforcement when she was fifteen years old and testified now at the age of seventeen.  As a Prosecutor, child molesting cases, rape cases and other sexual charges are very difficult to prove because the criminal act typically occurs in the presence of only two people, the perpetrator and the victim.  To further complicate a prosecution, physical evidence is rarely left behind.  In this very CSI world that we live in, a case such as this comes down to the word of the victim against the word of the defendant. Nonetheless, my office believed in what this young lady reported to law enforcement, but the jurors felt that the evidence was not there to convict him.  While this verdict is not what we were seeking, I sincerely hope that it does not discourage victims of sexual crimes from reporting their victimization to the police.”last_img read more

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