Reapit named as one of the UK’s top tech firms in list backed by Rothchilds

first_imgHome » News » Reapit named as one of the UK’s top tech firms in list backed by Rothchilds previous nextProducts & ServicesReapit named as one of the UK’s top tech firms in list backed by RothchildsReapit is the only property-related firm to make it into the list but company says it is the ‘vanguard’ of greater things to come from proptech.Nigel Lewis30th January 20201 Comment753 Views Property tech firm Reapit has been named as one of the UK’s top technology firms in a list backed by global banking giant Rothschild.Reapit is the only proptech firm to make it into the 50-strong Megabuyte Scorecard list since it was first compiled five years ago, and has been placed at No.17.The scorecard is widely recognised as the technology sector’s most independent measure of comparative peer performance and is an influential reference among corporate, advisory and finance communities.Reapit says its inclusion in the list justifies claims that the proptech sector is beginning to mature and may soon rival its banking counterpart fintech for investment and growth.KPMG recently claimed that it will take another three or four years for technology based commercial and residential platforms to begin to significantly take hold within the property industry.VanguardAnd Reapit claims it is the ‘vanguard of the further successes to come from the proptech industry as a whole’.“The Megabuyte Scorecard is an invaluable tool when assessing financial performance and acts as a reliable reference point for Reapit’s progress made organically and through our acquisition strategy,” says Reapit CEO Gary Barker (pictured, above).The company may rise up the rankings next year; it’s 17th placing was judged before the recent launch of its Foundations PaaS and App marketplace.“Our position on this list matters especially for our customers, because it gives them a third-party view on the sustainability of our business, reassuring them that Reapit is going to be around for a very long time to come,” says Barker.Read our exclusive interview with Barker.Megabuyte Scorecard gary barker proptech Reapit January 30, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 30th January 2020 at 7:33 amGary Barker – at last the really big plaudits are coming your well deserved way, and it might be seen as a wake up call the need for proptech in all sectors of the industry. I will be interested to see when you personally are in the top 50 richest in the UK list, this could be far sooner than you think. It has been easy for you though, just many decades of gruelling slog. Overnight success, I have never met anyone with a really good business that makes big profit who does not work as hard you.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Russia: Serbank Approves Two USD 509.8 Million Loans for Severnaya Verf Shipyard

first_img View post tag: approves Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Serbank Approves Two USD 509.8 Million Loans for Severnaya Verf Shipyard View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 509.8 View post tag: million August 21, 2012 View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Navy State-owned Sberbank has approved two $ 509.8 Mln loans for the Severnaya Verf shipyard, United Shipbuilding Corporation subsidiary, to be used in the construction of Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates.Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates also known as Project 22350 are designed by Northern Design Construction Bureau.Total displacement of a Project 22350 ship is 4,500 tons; length is 130 meters; beam is 16 meters; draft is 4.5 meters; speed is 29 knots; crew is 210. Armament: 130-mm gun mount A-192; 8 anti-ship missiles 3M55 Onyx; 8 Medvedka-2 ASW missiles; 24 missiles of Uragan SAM system; Ka-32 helicopter.At present, Severnaya Verf is building four Project 20380 corvettes, two Project 22350 frigates, and a Project 18280 special communication vessel for the Russian Navy.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 21, 2012; Image: Nordsy Russia: Serbank Approves Two USD 509.8 Million Loans for Severnaya Verf Shipyard Training & Education View post tag: Serbank View post tag: Severnaya View post tag: USD View post tag: two View post tag: Loans View post tag: Verf Share this articlelast_img read more

Lawyer files motion to dismiss charges against councilman, teacher in connection…

first_img× The police alleged the two lied about who was driving a vehicle they were in, Sep 23., when a cement mixer smashed into the driver’s side of their car on Third Street. Costantino and Leon both told the officer that Leon was in the driver’s seat at the time of the incident. However, witnesses told the officer that they believed Costantino was the driver, the report alleged.The officer later obtained surveillance footage, thought it didn’t show the actual impact.Costantino and Leon had a scheduled court date for Nov. 9 in Kearny Municipal Court. They had a delayed appearance, and a new date has not been scheduled yet.“It is our position that the summonses against both Mr. Costantino and Ms. Leon are both factually and legally deficient,” attorney Sean Pena said in the motion. “We believe ultimately that both summonses will be dismissed as a matter of law, as no offense or violation occurred.”The crash occurred in the street near Costantino’s home.The motion argues that none of the witnesses saw the actual crash. In the crash investigation report, the witnesses said they saw a male driver exit the vehicle after the crash. However, they do not appear to mention seeing the actual crash itself. KEARNY — An attorney representing Secaucus 1st Ward Councilman Robert Costantino and Dawn Leon, a public school teacher in town, has filed a motion to dismiss charges against them, in connection with a vehicular incident in September.A Secaucus officer charged Costantino and Leon with hindering and giving false information last month.last_img read more

Ocean City Boardwalk Is Back: Full Length Reopens After Construction

first_imgA runner is among the first to traverse the newly constructed Ocean City, NJ, boardwalk between Sixth and Seventh streets on Friday, Feb. 13. A project to rebuild a block of the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ, is essentially complete, and the full length is now open to walkers, runners and cyclists.Workers took down barriers on Friday afternoon (Feb. 13), allowing access to half the width of the boardwalk. A few small work areas remain off limits on the other half.A pair of bicyclists test the new section of boardwalk on a frigid Friday afternoon.The boardwalk was barricaded at Fifth Street and Seventh Street in October, and a block of boardwalk was demolished and removed as part of the second phase of a multi-year project to replace the aging boardwalk between Fifth Street and 12th Street.The new phase covered the section between Sixth Street and Plaza Place (just north of Seventh Street).The project was not expected to be complete until the end of March. With the the construction of sections of decking off-site expediting work, Mayor Jay Gillian’s administration has proposed doubling the pace of the multiyear project, completing two blocks each year and finishing in the winter of 2017-18.This phase included reconfiguring the boardwalk ramp at Sixth Street, eliminating the north ramp and widening the south ramp. The access ramp for the disabled remains in place, leading to the municipal parking lot between Fifth and Sixth streets._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City.Like OCNJ Daily on Facebook._____City Council last summer awarded a $1.2 million contract to Fred M. Schiavone Construction of Malaga to complete the work. Schiavone was the contractor for the first phase of the project between Fifth and Sixth streets and for the new Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.Council has authorized spending up to $1,825,000 on this phase of the project, though the final construction costs are not in.The project used a stock of southern yellow pine that has been stored in Ocean City since the settlement of a lawsuit with the Louis J. Grasmick Lumber Co. of Baltimore in 2009.The city has long sought an alternative to pine for its boardwalk. The soft wood splits, cracks and exposes nails or screws after relatively short periods of time. The city has studied and tested many alternatives but has found none both suitable and cost-effective.But the existing stock of southern yellow pine is thicker (three inches) and sturdier that the pine used on other sections of the boardwalk, and the city administration says it is “optimistic” that it will hold up much better.Treated wooden pilings replaced the crumbling concrete substructure of this part of the boardwalk.Pedestrians and cyclists had been detoured off the Boardwalk at Seventh Street, down Wayne Avenue, through the municipal parking lot between Sixth and Fifth streets, and back to the boardwalk at Fifth Street since mid-October. The detour added about 0.17 miles to a run the length of the boardwalk (from 2.45 miles to 2.62 miles).last_img read more

Weekly Activity Report November 6 – 12

first_imgWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 11:22pm November 8, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 117 Vehicle Stops: 26  Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 65  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 3 EMS calls Warrant, 9th Street, one inn custody, at 8:38am DWI, 34th Street, one in custody, at 2:00am November 9, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 63 Vehicle Stops: 6 Vehicle Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 23  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 2 EMS calls City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Bicycle riders must obey all vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. Calls for Service: 497        Daily Average: 71 November 6, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 41 Vehicle Stops: 7 Vehicle Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 13  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 3 EMS calls November 7, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 70 Vehicle Stops: 22 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 27  Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 7 EMS calls Theft, Coolidge Rd., at 2:15pm November 10, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 63 Vehicle Stops: 18 Vehicle Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 31 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 4 EMS callsFraud, 800 block West Ave., at 11:43am November 11, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 79 Vehicle Stops: 24 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsCriminal mischief, Folger Ct., at 9:40amWarrant, 900 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 11:26pm November 12, 2016: SaturdayCalls for service: 64 Vehicle Stops: 14 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 30 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 1 fire and 5 EMS callsDomestic violence, 1400 block Ocean Ave., at 2:27amWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 8:58amTrespassing, 800 block Coolidge Rd., one in custody, at 12:03pmTheft, 2900 block Simpson Ave., at 1:00pmTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 1:14pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.last_img read more

Santa Sighting in Ocean City, NJ

first_imgWHO:  Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Merchants Association, Ocean City Tourism Commission and City of Ocean City WHAT:  An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas in Downtown Ocean City – entertainment to accompany everyone’s holiday shopping experience beginning at 2pm. At 5pm, the Christmas Tree at City Hall will be lit. Then Santa will arrive in Ocean City just like he did years ago. The Jolly Old Elf will descend from the roof of City Hall with the assistance of a Fire Department Ladder Truck. This dramatic entrance is nostalgic of days past; a tradition that began in the 1960’s.Program includes Show Stoppers (Carolers and String Band) strolling Avenue 6-9th St. from 2 – 4 p.m.; Hampton Brass Quartet from noon until 3m; Fox Production Singers strolling from 8th-11th St., 2 -4 p.m.; Michael Hartman, Ocean City Theatre Co., 4-5 p.m. at City Hall; Keith Hickman, performing on City Hall Steps, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.; Dean Duncan, Stilt Walker, strolling from 6-11th St., 2-5 p.m.; free Horse and Carriage Rides, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. from in front of City Hall; SANTA, Soifer Park, across from City Hall, 2p.m., 5:15-5:45 p.m. (bring your camera), the PHILLIE PHANATIC, 4-6 p.m.  at City Hall. Downtown stores will be open on Friday nights until 8pm. WHERE:  Downtown Ocean City, NJ, Asbury Avenue, 6th-11th Streets, Santa will arrive on City Hall roof, 861 Asbury Avenue (corner of 9th & Asbury) WHEN:  Friday, November 25th. Event begins at 2pm, Santa arrives 5pm.last_img read more

Explosion, fire claims life of a woman, 72, at a Mishawaka apartment

first_img Photo by Tommie Lee, 953 MNC. A 72-year-old woman was killed and a second person injured after an explosion and fire at Addison Apartments on Main Street in Mishawaka.It happened out around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5. The fire marshal is looking into the possibility of oxygen tanks may factor into the blast.A section of Mishawaka Avenue in South Bend was closed as crews battled a fire. The blaze broke out early on Thursday night, Nov. 5, in the 900 block of Louise Street.The street was blocked off from Longfellow Avenue to Oakland Street.There was no reported of any injuries. There was no immediate word about a cause. Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Explosion, fire claims life of a woman, 72, at a Mishawaka apartment IndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest By Jon Zimney – November 6, 2020 0 489 Previous articleVote of “no confidence” in Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins fails, virus spikes on campusNext articleBenton Harbor under Boil Water Advisory Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Perpetual Groove Funding First Studio Album In 7 Years With New Kickstarter Campaign

first_imgSince returning to the stage after a two-year hiatus, Athens, GA-based rockers Perpetual Groove have been on a tear. In their time back, the group has proved time and again why they are considered one of the elite jam bands in the scene. It’s hard to believe that the band hasn’t released a proper studio album in seven years. However, the time has finally come, and Perpetual Groove has just announced a Kickstarter campaign to get their new album in motion. As told by the Kickstarter campaign, P-Groove plans on releasing the new album on vinyl—a first for the group. In addition to receiving digital and vinyl copies of the latest album from the band, backers of the Kickstarter campaign are also eligible to snag album artwork posters, t-shirts, hoodies, hats, tickets to shows, VIP Experiences, a Golden Ticket to all shows on the tour, and more.Paired with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign, Perpetual Groove released a full statement, about their upcoming recording endeavor as well as a new video titled “The Joy of Recording with Brock Ross.” You can read the statement and watch the video below. Plus, don’t miss Perpetual Groove live and in action when the band returns to New York City on the heels of their sold-out Phish late-night show at B.B. King’s back in July. P. Groove will hit the Brooklyn Bowl this weekend on Friday, September 8th, and Saturday, September 9th, for a two-night run also featuring Tropidelic and Broccoli Samurai (9/8) and Trae Pierce & the T-Stones and Broccoli Samurai (9/9), with tickets available via Brooklyn Bowl website.Be a part of Perpetual Groove history!It’s been seven years since Perpetual Groove released a full-length album. We’ve never been able to release an album on vinyl. Now is the time to remedy both of these issues and we want YOU to join us in the process of doing it! Perpetual Groove has always been for the people BY the people. You have supported us from day one and now we have an entire stack of never-before heard tunes and some road tested gems that must make their way to the studio!With the support from all of you and this Kickstarter campaign, we’ll be able to release an album in a way we have never done before. We’ll be making videos of the process to share with you along the way, and will finally be able to release a vinyl recording for the first time ever!We’ve got tons of great rewards for all of our backers…and if you aren’t able to pledge right now simply sharing this post with your friends would still be a huge help. Plus it’ll let more people experience “the Joy of Recording with Brock Ross.”Sincerely, Adam, Albert, Brock, and Matt – Perpetual Groovelast_img read more

Before takeoff

first_imgThe return of the American robin to back yards across the country is a lovely sign of coming spring. But the little songbird with the orange-red breast and bright blue eggs has some not-so-lovely relatives: the crocodile and the alligator.The connection was made during a riveting lecture, “What Art Thou, Little Bird? Developmental Mechanisms for the Origin and Evolution of Birds” by Arkhat Abzhanov, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, on Jan. 31 at the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Geological Lecture Hall.The talk, introduced by Jane Pickering, executive director of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, kicked off the five-part series “Evolution Matters,” made possible by a gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit.Abzhanov is an expert in cranio-facial evolutionary development, and a pioneer in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (“evo-devo”). He’s been interested in birds since childhood, and Nature named his work on beak development one of the top evolutionary discoveries of the last decade. Abzhanov began his talk by pointing out that humans have long observed and portrayed birds in everything from prehistoric cave paintings to religions, fairy tales, and computer games.But what makes a bird?The taxonomic group Archosauria, Abzhanov explained, includes dinosaurs, crocodiles, and birds.Abzhanov said birds’ feathers evolved from scales, and their wings evolved from the five-fingered hands and agile wrists of early reptiles. Birds’ beaks are used variously — to catch fish, shrimp, and bugs; to crack open nuts; to make nests — with shapes and sizes that depend on the bird, and its evolution.Beaks, along with wings and the ability to fly, Abzhanov said, make birds extremely successful and diverse. There are 29 orders and 10,000 species, making it the largest group of land vertebrates.In Abzhanov’s research, after identifying the molecules that control the shape the beak takes (long and good for drinking nectar, for example, or short and strong and good for cracking nuts), using the chicken embryo, he successfully made molecular changes that forced the expression of particular genes. Through that manipulation, Abzhanov was able to make a chicken’s beak grow much bigger.“When and how the molecules are used determine the bird,” he explained.Abzhanov showed a slide with an image of an alligator embryo, which looked strikingly similar to the image of a chicken embryo next to it.And while it’s been 75 million years since birds lost their teeth, to this day mutant chickens will grow teeth — teeth that bear a close resemblance to their ancient and remarkably close relative, the alligator.“I think [birds] developed gradually, step by step and piecemeal,”Abzhanov said.Abzhanov noted that fossils tell of some birdlike dinosaurs with plumage that didn’t fly; the Tyrannosaurus rex, he said, probably had big fluffy feathers as a juvenile. And as the audience gasped, chuckled, and murmured over the idea, the lecture ended.“Evolution Matters” continues at the Harvard Museum of Natural History at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 with “Looking for Signs of Evolution: Bees, Butterflies, and Bacteria.”last_img read more

Judicial council adjusts election rules

first_imgThis year’s student body president and vice president election will proceed very similarly to last year’s election in terms of rules and regulations, vice president of elections Katie Hennessy said. All changes made to the election process this year were made to the Constitution of the student government by Student Senate, by recommendation of the Department of Internal Affairs. The Judicial Council implemented those changes for the first time during this election cycle. The only major change involved write-in candidates, Hennessy said. Write-in nominations have technically always been allowed, but the old web-based voting system did not allow students to actually vote for them during the elections. “We haven’t had any write-in candidates,” Hennessy said. “It was something that was allowed for, but we didn’t have means to make it actually happen. If someone said they wanted to [vote for a write-in candidate], we would have had a lot of issues.” This year, the Judicial Council switched to a different server and ticket ballot that would enable students to write in a candidate’s name if necessary. The Judicial Council also made changes to how write-in candidates are approved, Hennessy said. The major effect of the new regulations posits that write-in nominations must be approved at least four calendar days prior to the election. Outside of those changes to write-in candidates, Hennessy said today’s election will function similarly to last year’s. The Council announced six election tickets Jan. 28, and campaigning began the following day at 11 a.m. “There are not many restrictions on campaigning other than certain rules regarding where they place posters, et cetera,” Hennessy said. Additionally, Hennessy said she and the election committee must approve any campaign-related poster, website or social media post prior to publication. Rule violations have delayed election results in the past. The student body presidential and vice presidential debate took place Monday night in LaFortune Student Center, where each ticket outlined its primary goals for a prospective student government administration. Voting will take place today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through an email sent out by the Judicial Council, but Hennessy said the results are not likely to be finalized immediately. “With six tickets we will likely have a run-off election since, in order not to, someone has to win a majority,” she said. In the case of a runoff, the two tickets with the highest number of votes would participate in a debate Sunday night, Hennessy said, and the runoff election would take place Monday. The voting process would be the same Monday as it is today. The high number of tickets running in this year’s election likely resulted from last year’s atypical single-ticket race, Hennessy said. “We tried to do whatever we could to publicize the running to get more tickets,” she said. “Last year, a lot of people were upset about it … so I think more people were interested in [running] now.” Contact Mel Flanagan at [email protected]last_img read more