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Exclusive: London virtual tours firm bags global estate agency deal

first_imgA UK proptech company has signed a deal to supply a virtual viewings service to a property firm with 40,000 estate agents and 2,750 offices across 35 countries.North London firm EyeSpy360’s virtual viewings platform is being rolled out across the global RE/MAX Integra network as its agents rush to offer vendors, landlords, tenants and property buyers a way around viewings and open house restrictions present in most countries around the world.The US-based global estate agency franchise is rebranding the UK firm’s tech as RE/MAX 360 Tours, which will be available online, on social media and with or without analytics.RE/MAX agents will enable them to upload 360 degree photos from their smartphones or cameras to create professional  quality virtual tours, 3D models and floor plans with measurements and still pictures.As we have reported before, EyeSpy360’s tech is unusual because it enables agents to conduct digitally accompanied walk-through tours with up to eight people.“As the world moves through this pandemic and finds new ways to do business, we know there’s no going back,” says Christopher Alexander from RE/MAX Integra.“There is an unprecedented paradigm shift afoot; instantly changing our behaviours both at work and at home, augmented by the adoption of technologies across many areas of our lives,” says Andrew Nicholls, CEO of EyeSpy360 (left).“RE/MAX’s reaction, agility, and determination to equip their agents with the latest and most relevant tech have been awe-inspiring.We look forward to working closely with RE/MAX as a key partner in the future by supporting their technological capabilities and offering.”Read more about EyeSpy360Christopher Alexander RE/MAX Andrew Nicholls EyeSpy 360 May 7, 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 Home » News » Exclusive: London virtual tours firm bags global estate agency deal previous nextProptechExclusive: London virtual tours firm bags global estate agency dealEyeSpy360’s tech is to be used by RE/MAX’s army of 40,000 estate agents as physical viewings continue to be problematical in many countries including the UK.Nigel Lewis7th May 202002,690 Viewslast_img read more

Panel explores presence of whiteness at Notre Dame

first_imgA six-member panel convened Friday in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies for an event entitled “Confronting Whiteness at Notre Dame: Power, Identity and Exclusion.”Hosted by the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the panel was moderated by David Anderson Hooker, an associate professor of the practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and included Christina Brooks, officer of diversity and inclusion for the City of South Bend; Emmanuel Cannady, a former Notre Dame administrator and third-year Ph.D. student in Sociology; Jefferson Ballew IV, a citizen of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi, the Native American tribe that originally inhabited the area; Iris Outlaw, director of multicultural student programs and services; Laurie Nathan, the director of the Mediation Program and professor of the practice of mediation.In his introduction of the panel, Hooker said that “whiteness” is a distinct racial dynamic present throughout American institutions and culture.“Whiteness is a description of both a political condition and a mechanism for the distribution of power,” Hooker said. “While it has clear relationship to racism, the two constructs don’t squarely overlap.”Defining whiteness, Brooks said it revolves around the inherent privileges that white people enjoy without realizing it.“Whiteness is simply the ability to be oblivious, of being demonstrably and blamelessly oblivious about responsibility of environment, the ways in which one creates, sustains or destroys it and the people moving in and out of it at any given moment,” Brooks said. “Contrarily, non-whiteness carries the necessity of being acutely, mindfully and intentionally aware of environment, the ways it is created, sustained or destroyed and the people moving in an out of it at any given moment.”Drawing from his time as a student and former administrator at Notre Dame, Cannady said that white people often struggle to understand whiteness due to their complete immersion in it.“For white folks, whiteness is essentially a fish trying to describe water,” Cannady said. “You can’t do it because you’re swimming in it all the time. It’s only when you’re outside the water that you know what’s going on.”A distinction between whiteness and a more malevolent, sinister racism is required when speaking on the topic of whiteness, Hooker said.“It’s really important to remind ourselves that the kind of whiteness we’re investigating and having a conversation about isn’t that repulsive, violent manifestation of whiteness, the kind of Richard Spencer [forms],” Hooker said. “But it’s because those forms are so easily denounced that we have the tendency to overlook the forms that actually are in operation and have a way of equally damaging the environment in which we exist.”Ballew said that because his lineage is traced to the first inhabitants of the land where Notre Dame still stands, he is constantly reminded of the Notre Dame’s whiteness-based founding.“This is my family land. This is my uncle’s property that we’re on right here, and so every day I am reminded of that golden dome, of the blood that was spilled here for my family,” Ballew said. “When this institution was created it was created on the backs and the blood of my family.”Ballew said that Christian and Catholic thought on human nature is warped around the idea of original sin, and that it is the American mindset and system of virtue that is the truly sinful nature of humanity.“Americans are a virus. Human beings are sacred,” he said. “We were placed here for a very special reason. It wasn’t until the onset of Christianity and Catholicism that we were told we are evil, that we were born in sin.”But Notre Dame’s whiteness is not constricted to its founding, Brooks said. The way that Notre Dame advertises itself invites questions regarding the authenticity of its proclaimed mission to promote social justice and Catholic Social Teaching.“Why are we still looking to a snapshot of history — the Hesburgh-King photo — from over 45 years ago to prove our historical commitment to social justice and racial justice,” Brooks said. “Is it not a source of shame that that is the last piece of evidence?”Speaking directly to white people, Outlaw said they must work to give the marginalized opportunities to use their voice and extend the privileges they enjoy to all members of their community.“It becomes one of those things where you have a seat at the table, whatever that table that is,” Outlaw said. “Are you opening and allowing other people to come and sit at the table … There’s nothing wrong with speaking on their behalf … but the fact is that a lot of times it’s good to hear from the people who are actually impacted and affected by that.”Tags: Christian Brooks, Institutionalized Racism, Jefferson Ballew IV, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Mediation Program, Native American, Racism, white privilege, Whitenesslast_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! The Top 10 Post-Hamilton Projects You’re Most Excited For

first_imgAmelie The Hamilton Mixtape Hamilton Movie Speech & Debate from $149.00 Moana In the Heights Movie Phillipa Soo Mary Poppins Related Shows Hamiltoncenter_img Hamilton PBS Documentary Star Files (Photos: Joan Marcus & Disney) Lin-Manuel Miranda Leslie Odom Jr. Concerts Leslie Odom Jr. Well, folks, it happened: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo performed in Hamilton for one last time on July 9. While we will absolutely miss this golden trio on the Great White Way, we don’t want you to fret about the world turned upside down. Miranda, Odom Jr., Soo and our beloved Groffsauce have a slew of post-Ham projects lined up. (Lin already performed with J. Lo on The Today Show this morning, you guys!) According to your top picks, Miranda is well on his way to EGOT-ing; he’s already got the Grammy, Emmy and three Tony Awards. His upcoming film projects have got fans amped, so perhaps an Oscar is what comes next? We’re willing to wait for it and all the other great work on the way for our Hamilton faves. In the meantime, check out your top 10 below! View Comments Looking Movielast_img read more

Cotton Crop

first_imgUniversity of Georgia agricultural economists believe that Georgia cotton farmers in the path of Hurricane Michael have only begun to feel the impact of the storm that took 90 or 100 percent of many area growers’ crops.This week, Yangxuan Liu, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics in the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), and UGA Cooperative Extension agricultural economist Amanda Smith released preliminary cost estimates of Hurricane Michael’s damage to Georgia’s cotton industry.Their initial estimates of farm gate value loss range from $550 million to $600 million. This includes losses related to cotton lint, cottonseed and reductions in fiber quality.UGA’s estimated loss value for cotton is still preliminary. Updates will be provided as more data is collected, Liu said.“We took into consideration yield loss variation across the state and adjusted our estimates accordingly,” she said.“We are still in the process of gathering more data from cotton farmers and county agents.”Because heavy rains and winds occurred when the bulk of Georgia’s cotton crop was at risk, Liu cautions farmers that quality issues may be a problem.“Some harvested cotton modules in the field were damaged by wind and rain, which might degrade quality. The cotton harvested after the hurricane might face quality discounts as well, because more mature bolls of possibly higher quality were lost,” she said.Liu cited U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that only 12 percent of Georgia’s cotton crop had been harvested prior to the storm’s arrival. Eighty-eight percent of cotton bolls were open and susceptible to the hurricane’s destructive winds.Hurricane Michael’s path up through southwest Georgia significantly impacted the region that is responsible for some of the top cotton production in Georgia. Southwestern Georgia counties Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Early, Mitchell and Worth were hit hard by the hurricane — and make up seven of the top-10 cotton-producing counties in the state, according to the USDA’s figures for 2017.Cotton is the largest row crop in Georgia. According to the USDA, the farm gate value for Georgia-grown cotton and cottonseed in 2017 was $867 million with more than 1.2 million harvested acres.Producers should contact their local UGA Extension agents to report any losses or for more information about estimating storm damage.“The impact of Hurricane Michael will extend beyond the farm gate level. Cotton gins, local communities and the entire Georgia economy are likely to experience the ripple effect of Hurricane Michael for years to come,” said Jeff Dorfman, a professor of agricultural and applied economics at CAES.For up-to-date information on Georgia’s cotton crop, see www.ugacotton.com.last_img read more

Ludden boys hoops falls to Corcoran in Class AA semifinal

first_img Tags: Bishop Luddenboys basketball To get an opportunity at reclaiming the Section III Class AA title it last earned in 2016, the Bishop Ludden boys basketball team would need to get even with one of just two sides that beat them in the regular season.In Sunday’s semifinal at SRC Arena, the no. 3 seed Gaelic Knights met up with no. 2 seed Corcoran, a rematch of the Dec. 28 final of Ludden’s own holiday tournament where the Cougars prevailed 78-67.Their second encounter turned out no different, in large part due to Corcoran senior De’Jour Reaves, whose 30-point effort helped the Cougars prevail 71-57 and end Ludden’s season. With the pace quick from the outset, Corcoran jumped out 13-5 in the game’s first 3 ½ minutes and maintained that edge, leading 21-13 after one period.Ludden trailed by as much as 14 before closing the gap to 35-25 at the break, but the Cougars stretched it out again in the third quarter, fueled by Reaves, who had 10 points in that period.Down 8, the Gaelic Knights closed the gap to 61-53 midway through the fourth quarter. Yet Reaves kept Corcoran out in front with his wide array of dribbling skills and strong drives to the hoop.center_img Complementing Reaves, the Cougars got 12 points from D.J. Haynes, 10 points from Dewayne Young and nine points from Art Williams. And all game long, Corcoran dominated on the boards, out-rebounding Ludden 45-27 to get all kinds of extra possessions.Sophomore Jarin Beauford paced the Gaelic Knights with 19 points. Mykell Kaigler had 12 points, with John DeMonte and Nazier Kinsey each getting 10 points, but Monte Johnson was held to four points.Getting to this game required Ludden to hold off another city foe in last Tuesday’s AA quarterfinals, and the Gaelic Knights did so, edging no. 6 seed Nottingham 60-58.Sporting an 11-9 record, the Bulldogs would go in lockstep with Ludden throughout a tightly played first half, neither side gaining any sort of advantage.And it stayed that close through the second half, too, the Gaelic Knights up 47-45 through three periods, but unable to get away as Nottingham fought its way in front, 58-57, with less than a minute left.Staying poised in a tense situation, Ludden took advantage of the defensive attention given to other players and saw Grant Lewis hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left. From there, the Gaelic Knights’ defense made one more stop to keep its season alive.Johnson led the way with 21 points, while Beauford had 16 points and Kaigler got 12 points. The Bulldogs got 16 points from Mazi Jackson, 15 points from Marlen Peters and 14 points from Jaiden Ezomo.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more