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Companies apologize after using the Māori word for 'pubic hair

  • The companies had understood the word "huruhuru" to mean "feather" or "fur," said Te Hamua Nikora, a Māori from Wellington in New Zealand, who pointed out the dual meaning of the word in a series of social media posts.
  • On August 1, he posted on Facebook to say there was a leather shop called "Huruhuru" in Wellington and shared screenshots of messages he shared with the store challenging whether the owners understood its meaning, informing them it was a term commonly used for pubic hair.
  • Speaking to CNN, Aynur Karakoch, who owns the Huruhuru leather store in Wellington with her husband Ercan, apologized for any offense that the name had caused Māori people.
  • The store opened three weeks ago and its name had been registered with New Zealand's Intellectual Property Office, which cleared it with a Māori committee beforehand, she said.

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Mashroom raises £4M for its 'end-to-end' lettings and property management service

  • Mashroom, the London proptech that offers an “end-to-end” lettings and property management service, has raised £4 million in new funding.
  • Pitching itself as going “beyond the tenant-finding service” to include the entire rental journey — from property advertising, arranging viewings, credit history checks, maintenance, to end of tenancy and dispute resolution — the self-service platform lets landlords list their property, which tenants can then rent easily.
  • As an example, Mashroom incentivises tenants to help landlords with viewings at the end of their tenancy by offering a week’s worth of rent as a reward.
  • Noteworthy, the basic Mashroom service is free for tenants and landlords, with the proptech startup generating revenue via its financial products offering which, along with deposit replacement, includes rent guarantee and other insurance products.

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How to maximize passive income from a vacation rental property - Business Insider

  • There are tricks to maximizing returns on rental properties, and Scott McGillivray says he knows the best of them.
  • The star of HGTV's "Vacation House Rules," McGillivray has been in real estate for over a decade, and is a contractor on a mission to prove that homeowners don't need millions of dollars to profitably invest, and that they can find profits in all kinds of markets.
  • McGillivray's series teaches families how to purchase the right vacation rental property and unlock its full potential.
  • Location matters, too, of course, but McGillivray said some income-generating areas are often overlooked.
  • An investor himself, McGillivray wants to make sure others like him know how to identify rental potential.
  • A big part of McGillivray's goal is to teach homeowners how to gain "sweat equity," in their rentals.

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How to maximize passive income from a vacation rental property - Business Insider

  • There are tricks to maximizing returns on rental properties, and Scott McGillivray says he knows the best of them.
  • The star of HGTV's "Vacation House Rules," McGillivray has been in real estate for over a decade, and is a contractor on a mission to prove that homeowners don't need millions of dollars to profitably invest, and that they can find profits in all kinds of markets.
  • McGillivray's series teaches families how to purchase the right vacation rental property and unlock its full potential.
  • Location matters, too, of course, but McGillivray said some income-generating areas are often overlooked.
  • An investor himself, McGillivray wants to make sure others like him know how to identify rental potential.
  • A big part of McGillivray's goal is to teach homeowners how to gain "sweat equity," in their rentals.

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Market stimulus masks property price weakness, experts say

  • Property developers who are counting on the housing market to escape the forecasted double-digit price drops are in for a rude shock once government supports and mortgage repayment holidays are terminated, a property insider says.
  • Mark Bainey, chief executive of Sydney-based developer Capio Property Group, says the market as a whole is weaker than the numbers show and things could get worse for the sector.
  • CoreLogic July numbers show dwelling prices in Sydney have fallen by 2.1 per cent over the past three months, while Melbourne lost 3.2 per cent.
  • CoreLogic research director Tim Lawless said: "It's fair to say that level of stimulus and mortgage repayment holidays are major factors in supporting the marketplace at the moment, particularly in keeping urgent or distressed sales off the market.
  • Home prices are set to fall by up to 15 per cent once mortgage repayment holidays end, an expert says.

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Melbourne high-rise building site staffing slashed

  • High-rise Melbourne construction sites can only keep functioning with one-quarter of their normal employees on-site under sweeping new rules announced on Monday to curb the spread of the pandemic that threatens to sweep across the country's second-largest city.
  • From 11:59pm on Friday any construction project higher than three storeys, such as apartment towers and office buildings will have to function with a "practical minimum" of staff - but no more than 25 per cent of the total workforce for the next six weeks, Premier Daniel Andrews said.
  • Home building will continue, but that sector of construction will also be subject to staffing limits.
  • Any construction project three storeys or lower - excluding the basement - can only function with a maximum of five workers, including supervisors, on site.
  • State and civil construction projects will be exempt from staffing reduction targets but will be required to implement a high-risk COVIDsafe plan.

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Despite deep COVID, Melbourne house goes $1.4m over guide

  • The property: A five-bedroom house over three levels at 52 Murray Street, Prahran, Victoria.
  • The five-bedroom house sold in a heated online auction for $6.46 million.
  • It’s difficult to find a five-bedroom home on that sort of land [620sq m] directly next to a park, offering pretty damn good views.
  • The sale pitted working-from-homers seeking more space against wealthy buyers who wanted the rare property.
  • People, when they go to look at a house, will look and say: “Which space could I work in at home?” They’ll view them differently when they’re going through the buying process.
  • Investors hard-hit by falling rents because of the COVID-19 downturn are flooding the market with apartments worth less than $1 million, driving prices down in capital cities, agents say.

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Property-based Testing with Python

  • For example, if you unit test a function which receives an integer, you might think about testing 0, 1, and 2.
  • The property testing framework hypothesis offers a lot of strategies for many types.
  • We need to base our test on an inherent property of the function.
  • Sometimes it is easy to generate a sample to test the function you’re interested in.
  • If you have a complex algorithmic problem, you might first want to implement a brute-force solution and then test your faster algorithm against that easier to understand solution.
  • Example-based testing is good to cover known corner-cases, wheres property-based testing is good to discover unknown corner-cases.
  • It takes more time to execute property-based tests than to execute example-based tests.
  • hypothesis is a good Python framework to write property-based tests.

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Property-based Testing with Python

  • For example, if you unit test a function which receives an integer, you might think about testing 0, 1, and 2.
  • The property testing framework hypothesis offers a lot of strategies for many types.
  • We need to base our test on an inherent property of the function.
  • Sometimes it is easy to generate a sample to test the function you’re interested in.
  • If you have a complex algorithmic problem, you might first want to implement a brute-force solution and then test your faster algorithm against that easier to understand solution.
  • Example-based testing is good to cover known corner-cases, wheres property-based testing is good to discover unknown corner-cases.
  • It takes more time to execute property-based tests than to execute example-based tests.
  • hypothesis is a good Python framework to write property-based tests.

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Property-based Testing with Python

  • For example, if you unit test a function which receives an integer, you might think about testing 0, 1, and 2.
  • The property testing framework hypothesis offers a lot of strategies for many types.
  • We need to base our test on an inherent property of the function.
  • Sometimes it is easy to generate a sample to test the function you’re interested in.
  • If you have a complex algorithmic problem, you might first want to implement a brute-force solution and then test your faster algorithm against that easier to understand solution.
  • Example-based testing is good to cover known corner-cases, wheres property-based testing is good to discover unknown corner-cases.
  • It takes more time to execute property-based tests than to execute example-based tests.
  • hypothesis is a good Python framework to write property-based tests.

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