Home » News » Marketing » Zoopla withdraws from Facebook Marketplace four months after joining previous nextMarketingZoopla withdraws from Facebook Marketplace four months after joiningPortal is to reverse its integration with the social media giant’s selling platform despite initial enthusiasm for the deal.Nigel Lewis14th December 201803,413 Views Zoopla has withdrawn from Facebook’s online selling platform Marketplace less than four months after joining it amid much fanfare.From today agents listing with Zoopla will no longer enjoy access to Facebook Marketplace and some 300,000 properties will be withdrawn from the platform.When Zoopla signed up in September the company said the partnership would offer its member agents wider distribution for their listings and make it the ‘best value’ digital marketing platform in the UK.Zoopla remains tight-lipped about the withdrawal, but one rumoured reason for the move is the recent announcement by Facebook that it is reintroducing sponsored advertising within its Marketplace results, including eventually in Europe.Facebook gets most of its revenue from advertising, income that has been dropping recently.Its latest results show that during the third-quarter of 2018, revenue at Facebook increased by just 33% year-on-year, compared with 49% last year.Online advertising“Putting adverts among the Marketplace listings would mean Zoopla could lose control of its agent members’ listings on the platform,” says an industry commentator, who asked not to be named.Facebook has also been hit by a slew of media reports about the danger of scams on free-to-list advertising platforms on which fake landlords lure in desperate tenants.Following the withdrawal of Zoopla from Marketplace, free-to-list portal and competitor TheHouseShop has been making hay, revealing that it has been contacting agents that used to have inventory on MarketPlace via Zoopla and offering its service.As we reported earlier this month, TheHouseShop recently went live with its integration with Facebook Marketplace. OnTheMarket OTM Facebook Marketplace Zoopla December 14, 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
Read Full Story In the wake of the Arab Spring, many observers have commented on the democratizing power of social media and its potential as a revolutionary tool. Todd Mostak, a 2012 graduate of the CMES master’s program who was in his first year at CMES when the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt began, recognized in social media a different kind of potential. Mostak’s work approaches social media, Twitter in particular, as a massive source of public opinion data. He explored this idea in his master’s thesis, a paper which won him the CMES AM thesis prize and launched a series of projects and partnerships that use social media–derived data and a custom-built database application to explore social science questions.For his master’s thesis, Mostak decided to examine Twitter in the context of the Egyptian revolution, having become interested in social media while working for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm. As he began collecting and analyzing Egyptian Twitter data, Mostak was struck by its potential as a data source. “I became more and more fascinated by Twitter not as the phenomenon you’re trying to study but as the tool to give you a massive amount of data,” he explains. “You can look at it both ways: you can look at how did social media affect the revolution or propel it forward—and that’s a very, very interesting question—but revolution or no revolution, [Twitter is] a great way to figure out what people are thinking.”
Icons of entertainment honored through the years The day began at Farkas Hall, where he listened with rapt attention as students explained the history of the Hasty Pudding Club. He was then serenaded by the Radcliffe Pitches, Harvard’s oldest female a cappella group.“Wow! That was incredible!” proclaimed Rudd following their performance, a thunderstruck smile on his face.,While screwing in the plaque bearing his name, the students complimented Rudd’s precision. “I do a lot of work around the house,” he joked. “This is a Phillips head. Normally I would do this with a drill, but I didn’t bring my Makita with me.”The party then moved through the Square to tour Harvard Yard. Rudd then received his Pudding Pot tonight at the closing ceremony, where he was roasted by the club members and participated in their latest show, “Intermission Impossible,” the company’s 170th production.Daniel Hughes ’18 (from left), Paul Daniel Hughes ’18 (from left), Paul Rudd, and Scott Hall ’20 joke about Rudd’ skills with a screwdriver as he adds his name to the placard listing the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year honorees through the years. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer“The whole day has been a blast,” Rudd said during the press conference that followed the roast. “It’s been great getting to see Harvard. I’ve never been here before. It was so profound to walk through the Yard and learn about the history. I’m a bit of a history buff, and to be here … was very moving.”The big question of Rudd was who he was rooting for in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Without hesitation, Rudd emphatically responded: “I’m rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Belichick/Brady combo is the greatest ever, but I’m sick of seeing the Patriots win.”When asked which of his film characters he most identified with, Rudd said, “I think my character in “I Love You, Man” because he had that kind of insecurity that sometimes makes you say dumb things in certain situations — [such as] you’re rooting for the Eagles over the Patriots when you’re in Boston.”,The nation’s oldest theatrical organization, Hasty Pudding Theatricals awards its Pudding Pots to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to entertainment. Started in 1951, the Pudding Pot was given exclusively to women until 1967, when the club expanded the award to recognize men.The Hasty Pudding award places Rudd in the company of Harrison Ford, Bill Murray, Paul Newman, and Tom Hanks, all past recipients.Hasty Pudding made headlines following the Jan. 25 ceremony for Kunis when its president, Amira T. Weeks ’18, announced that the troupe will begin casting women in its shows. The group has included women for some time, but has only had males onstage.When asked which of his film characters he most identified with, Rudd said, “I think my character in “I Love You, Man” because he had that kind of insecurity that sometimes makes you say dumb things in certain situations — [such as] you’re rooting for the Eagles over the Patriots when you’re in Boston.” Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerRudd made his acting debut in the NBC drama “Sisters” in 1992, and broke out as the love interest in the 1995 cult comedy “Clueless.” He would go on to star and appear in a series of successful films, from critically acclaimed cult classics such as “Wet Hot American Summer” to big-budget blockbusters like the “Avengers” franchise. Along with starring as the titular character, Rudd was a co-writer on “Ant Man,” which grossed more than $500 million worldwide.Tickets for the performance can be purchased at http://hastypudding.org/buy-tickets. Visit the Hasty Pudding’s Facebook page for more coverage. He’s been a fixture in Hollywood for more than a quarter-century and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now actor Paul Rudd can add Hasty Pudding Man of the Year to his list of accolades.Rudd, who has appeared in films such as “Anchorman,” “Ant Man,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” — in which he co-starred with 2018 Woman of the Year, Mila Kunis — was honored by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals with their annual award on today. A full day of festivities on campus awaited Rudd, including a tour of the Hasty Pudding clubhouse and Harvard Yard, fine dining, and entertainment ahead of his award ceremony. ‘Family Guy’ mainstay lauded on chilly afternoon as Hasty opens its stage to all Hasty Pudding’s star-studded history Related A warm welcome for Mila Kunis
By Yolima Dussán/Diálogo June 04, 2019 The Colombian Military Forces’ General Command, with logistics support from U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), hosted the first Multilateral Border Conference on April 22-24, 2019, in Bogotá, Colombia. Representatives from Colombian, Brazilian, Ecuadorean, Peruvian, and U.S. armed forces gathered to exchange information and experiences about countering transnational common threats in border areas, balancing combined operations, and defining new tools. Before the conference started, U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of SOUTHCOM, and Colombian President Iván Duque, held a meeting focused on cooperation to intensify the fight against narcotrafficking. “The Colombian government is a priority security partner in the fight against narcotrafficking and transnational crime,” Adm. Faller told the press. “Our commitment is to increase the eradication of illicit crops, seizures, and the pursuit of narcotraffickers,” Duque added. During the conference, Army Major General José Pereira, deputy director of Joint Operations at the Brazilian Ministry of Defense; Army Lieutenant General Roque Moreira, head of the Ecuadorean Armed Forces Joint Command; Army General César Astudillo, head of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command; and Army Major General Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez, commander of the Colombia Military Forces, headed the delegations. Training as combat tool In addition to the fight against narcotrafficking, military leaders addressed common threats, such as illegal mining, illegal immigration, and arms and ammunition trafficking. Service members analyzed the result of the 2018 combined operations among armed forces held on their borders, to evaluate the strategies that were used. “It’s necessary to identify critical areas, [to] strengthen security against threats on our border areas, especially with narcotrafficking,” said Maj. Gen. Navarro. “We need to strengthen information exchange mechanisms, as well as search in the areas. Narcotrafficking is the major common threat. We have to move forward with operations and actions that transcend into operations for greater control in the Caribbean and Central America.” Venezuela and regional security The Venezuelan crisis, along with its implications for border security and the exodus of millions of Venezuelans to other countries in the Americas — especially Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru — alarms and concerns all governments in the region. “The lack of border control, the lack of willpower to counter transnational crime and to counter narcotrafficking, and the lack of control by the Venezuelan authorities is a reality that creates serious insecurities on the border with that country and affects other neighboring countries,” Maj. Gen. Navarro concluded.
Reps. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., Denny Heck, D-Wash., and Bill Posey, R-Fla., Monday introduced a NAFCU-sought, bipartisan bill that would require NCUA to conduct a study on the appropriate capital requirements for credit unions before implementing its second risk-based capital proposed rule.The “Credit Union Risk-Based Capital Study Act of 2015” would require NCUA to study and report to Congress on whether the agency has the clear legal authority to issue a two-tier proposal, how RBC2 compares to bank capital requirements, the rationale behind the risk-weighting used by the agency and the impact the proposal will have on credit unions’ capital cushions. The agency would not be able to finalize or implement RBC2 before 120 days after the report goes to Congress.NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger praised the lawmakers’ effort to address serious concerns about RBC2. “NAFCU applauds Representatives Fincher, Posey and Heck for their work in putting together a bipartisan response to this issue,” Berger said. “We appreciate the congressmen’s recognition of RBC2 as a serious and potentially troublesome proposal and their efforts to prevent the growth of excessive regulatory burden on an already well-capitalized industry.”NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler also wrote House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to urge House members to support of H.R. 2769. Thaler noted that the proposed rule has prompted 2,167 comment letters and that there are a “myriad of significant concerns” about the proposal. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Earlier this month, we finally saw bipartisan action in the ongoing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac saga when the House Financial Services Committee passed the “Equity in Government Compensation Act of 2015” to cap the salaries of the mortgage giants’ CEOs. Congress should now turn this bipartisan scrutiny toward the government’s astonishing secrecy in its legal battle with Fannie and Freddie¹s private shareholders.Last month, a judge exposed a new tear in the federal government’s shroud of secrecy in its battle for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. On July 21, Judge Margaret Sweeney of the United States Court of Federal Claims for the D.C. Circuit granted the hedge fund Fairholme’s motion to use in its court battle “protected information,” which the government had fought to keep secret. This development may very well indicate that Judge Sweeney believes the Feds are talking from both sides of their mouths in the multiple investor suits over their handling of the mortgage giants.The federal government has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep secret the discussions surrounding its seizing control of the private companies in 2008 and subsequent expropriation of all their profits in 2012. Its efforts may be unravelling. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Valamar Riviere Hotels have won the most prestigious World Travel Awards this year as well, thus confirming the title of top hotels in Croatia.Three Valamar hotels are winners in four categories. For the fifth year in a row, a hotel in Poreč Valamar Riviera 4 * was declared the leading Croatian boutique hotel, while Rabac Valamar Girandella Resort 4 * / 5 *, although only opened this year, has already been awarded as the leading Croatian resort. Hotel Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik 4 * it is the best in as many as two categories – for the fourth year in a row it has won the prestigious award for leading business hotel, and for the fourth time it holds the title of leading hotel in Croatia (after 2013, 2015 and 2016).By winning awards in all four nominated categories, Valamar’s hotels completely surpassed the competition in which renowned Croatian hotels, many of them with a five-star category, found themselves. “Winning the World Travel Awards for the fifth year in a row is the best indicator of our ongoing commitment to providing superior service. The recognition for the leading Boutique Hotel in Croatia is the result of the continuous engagement of all former and current employees of the Valamar Riviera Hotel and is a great motivation for the whole team to continue with its excellent work in the coming years. “, said the director of the Valamar Riviera Hotel, Marko Miš.Photo: Valamar Lacroma DubrovnikThe award for the best business hotel is proof that Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik achieves top results in congress tourism, as well as that it continuously works on improving the quality of service, said Ivica Sabljić, director of Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik, adding that the World Travel Awards is a confirmation of all employees. to do a great job and that Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik was and remains the first choice among congress hotels in Croatia “When you receive such an award in the first year of business, the honor is much higher, as is the responsibility to justify this recognition. With this year’s investment, Valamar Riviera has turned Rabac into a top holiday destination, which our guests and the profession have recognized as an exceptional value. This is a reward to all of us who work tirelessly to provide superior service and guest satisfaction” concluded Karmela Višković, director of Valalamar Girandella Resort.The World Travel Awards have been awarded since 1993, and for the 24th year in a row it has been recognizing and rewarding world achievements in the tourism sector. It is praised by the Wall Street Journal as the Oscar of the travel industry, and the World Travel Awards cover a wide range of categories. Candidates are chosen by the votes of professionals from the tourism industry, so it is a great honor to be in competition for this prestigious statuette
Tweet 14 Views no discussions Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Coke and Pepsi change manufacturing process to avoid cancer warning by: – March 10, 2012 Sharing is caring! Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for nearly 90% of the US fizzy drink marketCoca-Cola and Pepsi are changing how they make an ingredient in their drinks to avoid being legally obliged to put a cancer warning label on the bottle.The new recipe for caramel colouring in the drinks has less 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) – a chemical which California has added to its list of carcinogens.The change to the recipe has already been introduced in California but will be rolled out across the US.Coca-Cola says there is no health risk to justify the change. ‘No risk’Spokeswoman Diana Garza-Ciarlante told the Associated Press news agency they wanted to ensure their products “would not be subject to the requirement of a scientifically unfounded warning”.The chemical has been linked to cancer in mice and rats, according to one study, but there is no evidence that it poses a health risk to humans, said the American Beverage Association, which represents the wider industry.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims a person would need to drink more than 1,000 cans of Coke or Pepsi a day to take in the same dose of the chemical that was given to the animals in the lab test.Coca-Cola and PepsiCo account for nearly 90% of the US fizzy drink market, according to one industry tracker, Beverage Digest. The companies say changing their recipes across the whole of the US, not just in California, makes the drinks more efficient to manufacture.In a statement Coca-Cola added that the manufacturing process across Europe would not change.It said that apart from California “not one single regulatory agency around the world considers the exposure of the public to 4-MEI as present in caramels as an issue”.CLARIFICATION: This story was changed on 10 March to make it clear that it was a manufacturing process that had changed, not the recipe of the drinks themselves.BBC News Share
Bowen deserved his standing ovation when substituted in the 78th minute. He gave his all while Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller, who also started, got goals of their own, too. Nine times Bowen had played in the top flight previously, primarily for Hull, and his record read zero wins, zero draws and nine defeats. That changed at the London Stadium. It was the cutest of finishes, making Bowen the first English player to score on his first Premier League start for West Ham since Kevin Nolan in August 2012. Read AlsoWest Ham complete £22m deal for Bowen from Hull City The hosts still had plenty to do. They went into this having dropped an unrivalled 22 points from leading positions in the Premier League for a reason. Nigeria born Michael Obafemi however accounted for the consolation goal for the visitors which came in the 31st minute. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jarrod Bowen rose above criticism to become the saviour of the day as he scored on his debut to push Hammers out of relegation zone on Saturday thanks to a 3-1 victory over Southampton. Social media was outraged with David Moyes for his comments on Jarrod Bowen and how this ‘boy from Hull’ should not be seen as the ‘saviour’ of West Ham United. But on Saturday, Bowen was started for the first time in the Premier League, scoring his first in claret and blue, too. Out of the bottom three go the Hammers Michael Obafemi scored the consolation goal for SouthamptonAdvertisement Promoted Content8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV Loading…
If you are a fan of women’s college basketball, you have observed that the ladies are playing four 10-minute quarters instead of two 20-minute halves. The competitive committee of the NCAA decided that playing the quarters would improve the flow of the women’s game. My thought on this is that the committee believed that women could not play a consistent game for 20 minutes, so they shortened it to 10. I don’t agree with this.The other change is the institution of two free throws on the 5th foul of a quarter. If the 2-foul rule is reached in the 4th quarter, it will continue through all of the overtime periods. What I have noticed is that the scoring is up in women’s basketball. Therefore, I guess these rules have accomplished what they set out to do.