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Chestertons fast-tracks proptech lettings platform to beat Coronavirus

first_imgChestertons, one of the UK’s leading and oldest estate agencies, has signed up to use proptech lettings platform Teclet across 30 of its branches.Lettings staff at the company have been trained by consultant Mike Day over a two and a half week period to use the platform, which now enables them to manage the tenancy, renewal and management processes for its lettings department.This is the latest win for Teclet, which launched in 2016 and is already being used by many of the UK’s leading agencies including Hunters and Haart. OnTheMarket took at 20% stake in the proptech firm last December.Some 40% of interactions with the Teclet platform take place outside of normal business hours and this is expected to be even higher with Chestertons due, primarily, to the international nature of the business, it is claimed.Day was part of effort to fast-track the onboarding of the platform into the Chestertons business as the Coronavirus pandemic loomed.“Our lettings and management business has been growing rapidly over the past few years and we are confident that the swift implementation of Teclet will help support further growth and keeping us on the cutting edge of lettings services,” says Richard Davies, Lettings Director at Chestertons.“We are not only impressed with the product but also the way in which the Teclet team took the time to understand our business and the unique challenges and opportunities involved in our marketplace.”John Evans (left), Commercial Director of Teclet, says: “Experience tells us that their business will gain significant benefits in terms of improved efficiency and productivity along with higher levels of customer service and increased API revenue generation.”   May 4, 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 » Chestertons fast-tracks proptech lettings platform to beat Coronavirus previous nextProptechChestertons fast-tracks proptech lettings platform to beat CoronavirusAgency says Teclet gives it ability to service its international landlord clientele around the clock regardless of the location.Nigel Lewis4th May 20200936 Viewslast_img read more

Thai Navy Still Wants to Buy Six Used German Submarines

first_img Industry news View post tag: still View post tag: Thai View post tag: Six The navy still wants to buy six used Type U206A submarines from Germany, because they are most suitable for its needs, navy chief Admiral Ka…(klipinghankam)[mappress]Source: klipinghankam, April 25, 2011; View post tag: Naval Thai Navy Still Wants to Buy Six Used German Submarines April 25, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Submarines View post tag: buy View post tag: wants View post tag: German View post tag: News by topic View post tag: used Back to overview,Home naval-today Thai Navy Still Wants to Buy Six Used German Submarines Share this articlelast_img

USA: Austal Signs Littoral Combat Ship Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: Austal Signs Littoral Combat Ship Contract View post tag: Naval Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $7,917,425 modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for core Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class services for the LCS program. Austal USA will assess engineering, baseline, and configuration management services in support of the basic construction, post delivery, test and trials phases of the LCS class.Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala. (30 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (30 percent); Malvern, Pa. (20 percent); Newport News, Va. (13 percent); and various locations of less than two percent each, totaling (7 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by December 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.About AustalAustal commenced operations in 1988 with a vision to build high quality commercial vessels for the international market. Today, Austal is a world leader in the design and construction of customised aluminium defence and commercial vessels, and is proud to list amongst its customers many of the world’s leading ferry operators and defence forces.With shipyards in Western Australia and the United States of America (Mobile, Alabama), Austal has delivered more than 220 vessels for customers around the world. Austal’s product range includes passenger and vehicle-passenger ferries, patrol boats, theatre support vessels, combat ships, multi-role vessels and luxury private live-aboards. Austal is also an established provider of worldwide vessel maintenance and management services.Austal listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in December 1998 and has diversified its product base through the acquisitions of Western Australian shipbuilding companies Image Marine and Oceanfast, and Canberra-based Australian Technology Information. Austal’s USA shipyard was established in late 1999, and is now one of the largest employers in the Mobile area.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 20, 2011 View post tag: ship View post tag: contract View post tag: Littoral View post tag: Austal Industry news USA: Austal Signs Littoral Combat Ship Contract View post tag: Combat View post tag: Navy December 20, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Signs Share this articlelast_img read more

Royal Malaysian Navy’s Survey Vessel Catches Fire

first_img Share this article January 13, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: fire View post tag: Navy Royal Malaysian Navy’s Survey Vessel Catches Fire View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: catchescenter_img View post tag: Malaysian View post tag: vessel Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Malaysian Navy’s Survey Vessel Catches Fire Industry news View post tag: survey A fire broke out onboard a 35-year-old Royal Malaysian Navy’s survey vessel which was undergoing repairs…(nst)[mappress]Source: nst, January 13, 2012 View post tag: Royallast_img

Rad-ical same sex hand holding

first_imgThis Valentine’s day, students formed a same-sex chain around the Radcliffe Camera, in celebration of friendship and gay rights. The event was planned by OUSU and RAG as part of the Oxford-wide Queer History Month. Instead of a boy-girl line, the participants held hands in boy-boy, girl-girl formation.The event was inspired by ‘A Day in Hand’, a national project which aims to support and encourage same sex couples to hold hands in public.‘We thought it would be really nice to do something around the Rad Cam as it’s somewhere that’s iconic to Oxford. We’ve got loads of people here, it’s a great vibe,’ said Rachel Dedman, RAG president.There were almost enough students to almost form a circle around the entire camera, with some non-students joining in to support the cause. Asked what he hoped to achieve by the morning, OUSU LGBT officer Jasper Minton-Taylor said , ‘a sense of community, a sense of friendship, a sense of acceptance.’He said it was ‘quite fun and light hearted, but also just saying it’s really fine to hold hands with a member of the same-sex, and to reaffirm that message.’‘I think it would be amazing to make it a yearly thing,’ said Dedman.last_img read more

TRISTATE FIRST RESPONDERS HONORED BY DEACONESS FOUNDATION, HEARTSAVER + THE DIAMOND GALLERIA

first_imgThe Diamond Galleria has partnered with HeartSaver, a program of the Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway to provide life-saving automated external defibrillators AEDs to the Tristate First Responders. Individuals driving along Evansville’s Burkhardt Road this month will notice emergency vehicles along with “Tristate First Responders Month” signs at The Diamond Galleria.On July 19th, The Diamond Galleria and its owners, Bert and Tyna Wheat, will host a special event in the store to highlight the program. Sheriff Wedding, Police Chief Billy Boling, and Fire Chief Connelly will be present along with the HeartSaver committee members and members of the Deaconess Foundation. Food and beverages will be available, and a small ceremony will take place.The public is invited. “Brave men and women right here in our community so often go above and beyond the call in helping others. We want to celebrate all they do for our community,” says Bert Wheat.The Diamond Galleria has set aside the entire month of July to recognize the incredible work and bravery each first responder performs each and every day. Giving back to the community is one of the core values of The Diamond Galleria. A portion of sales all month long will be donated to the HeartSaver program to provide lifesaving AEDs for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department, Evansville Police Department and Evansville Fire Department to be placed in police and sheriff vehicles. And, first responders have received a voucher on behalf of The Diamond Galleria to be used during the month of July. “We’ve partnered with many local charities, but we are particularly proud of this project. This will literally save lives right here at home,” says Bert Wheat.The Diamond Galleria has previously raised funds to place 6 AEDs locally. The HeartSaver organization has placed over 200 AEDs and The Diamond Galleria’s focus with this event is for First Responders in the Tri-State and surrounding areas.The celebration event will be held at The Diamond Galleria and will begin at 5:30 PM. The Diamond Galleria invites the public to join.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Beach Replenishment Update: Work Ongoing at 54th Street

first_imgThe beach is high and wide at 54th Street on Tuesday, May 19, as the south end beach replenishment project continues in Ocean City, NJ.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets.DATE: Tuesday, May 19PROGRESS: Sand-pumping operations continued at 54th Street on Tuesday, and it’s clear that the narrower beaches at that part of the island will receive more sand than some of the healthier beaches at the north end of the project area did. Crews have been working at 55th and 54th streets for more than a week. Bulldozers are reshaping the sand berm created by the city in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to create an entirely new dune structure. Access to the beach is closed at 54th Street.The first two phases of the project (from 42nd Street to 37th Street, then from 42nd Street to St. David’s Place) are complete.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed from 55th Street to St. David’s Place (mid-May to mid-June), then from 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

Police Activity Report: Oct. 7–13

first_imgThe police department is located at Calls for Service: 442  Daily Average: 63October 7, 2018: Sunday  Calls for service: 50Stops: 5 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 13 Alarms: 4          The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 5 EMS callsCity ordinance noise, 900 block 2nd Street, at 12:32amMissing person, 3100 block Simpson Avenue, at 12:43amTrespassing, 700 block Wesley Avenue, at 11:03amGas leak, 600 block Bay Avenue, at 11:10amTheft, East 11th Street, at 12:13pmWater rescue, 7th Street beach, at 1:29pmWater rescue, 12th Street beach, at 1:57pmCivil matter, 3600 block West Avenue, at 2:20pmMotor vehicle accident, 900 block West Avenue, at 6:10pmCity ordinance noise, 900 block Boardwalk, at 7:39pmOctober 8, 2018: Monday Calls for service: 41Stops: 9 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 15 Alarms: 2       The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 4 EMS callsCity ordinance construction, Pine Road, at 7:14amMissing person, 1900 block Haven Avenue, at 10:58amAbandoned vehicle, 1000 block Central Avenue, at 11:59pmSuspicious person unit block Ocean Avenue, at 4:25pmTraffic Hazard, 34th Street bridge, at 9:29pmProperty check, 1400 block Boardwalk, at 4:28pmOctober 9, 2018: Tuesday Calls for service: 79Stops: 22 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 31 Alarms: 2      The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 1 EMS callsSuspicious person, 600 block Central Avenue, at 8:13amPole down, 5100 block West Avenue, at 10:37amAbandoned vehicle, 100 block Asbury Avenue, at 11:14amFraud, PD-18-31224Theft, 400 block Asbury Avenue, at 3:00pmCity Ordinance MV on beach, 2300 block beach, at 4:07pmVerbal dispute, 500 block 9th Street, at 5:39pmHarassment, Aberdeen Road, at 8:57pmOrdinance noise, 1100 block Simpson Ave., at 10:14pmOctober 10, 2018: Wednesday Calls for service: 81Stops: 18 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 33 Alarms: The Police Department assisted with 10 Fire and 11 EMS callsSearch Warrant, 900 block Wesley, at 5:05amAbandoned vehicle, 300 Wesley Avenue, at 8:58amVerbal dispute, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 11:19amVerbal dispute, 700 block Moorlyn Terrace, at 3:28pmJuvenile problem, 2700 block Haven Avenue, at 6:50pmHarassment, 600 Wesley Avenue, at 8:54pmCity ordinance noise, 500 block Battersea Road, at 8:42pmOctober 11, 2018: Thursday Calls for service: 51Stops: 12 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 16 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 3 EMS callsDog complaint, 500 block 14th Street, at 10:00amMotor vehicle accident, Arkansas Avenue, at 11:02amVerbal dispute, 5200 block Central Avenue, at 12:44pmWarrant arrest, 100 block Simpson Avenue, at 6:07pmWarrant arrest, 100 block 11th Street, at 6:17pmOpen property, 1700 block Bay Avenue, at 7:37pmOctober 12, 2018: Friday Calls for service: 62Stops: 16 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 11 Alarms: 6   The Police Department assisted in 15 Fire and 11  EMS callsTheft from MV, 600 block Haven Avenue, at 2:00amOpen property, 1200 block West Avenue, at 6:22amMotor vehicle, 900 block West Avenue, at 9:20amWarrant arrest, 900 block Haven Avenue, at 11:09amMotor vehicle accident, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 12:36pmTheft, 500 block East Atlantic Boulevard, at 3:52pmVerbal Dispute, 4200 block Central Avenue, at 5:46pmMotor vehicle accident, 500 block Asbury Ave., at 8:06pmOctober 13, 2018: SaturdayCalls for service: 78Stops: 26 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 33 Alarms: 3  The Police Department assisted with 7 Fire and 7 EMS callsFraud, 600 block Wesley Avenue, at 8:52amMotor vehicle accident, 700 block Asbury Ave., at 9:42amProperty check, Shelter Road, at 2:19pmMedical emergency, 5500 block Bay Avenue, at 3:12pmDog complaint, 900 block Bay Avenue, at 11:54pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the 911 system when reporting crimes and violations of the law. For non-emergencies call 609-399-9111. Many residents and visitors are using email when reporting various issues to the police. This may cause a delay and is not the most efficient way to get a timely response.last_img read more

World wheat price crisis

first_imgSensitive marketThe world wheat market is very sensitive at the moment. The supply and demand balance sheet places ending stocks for 2007/2008 at their lowest level for 30 years, which is one factor that has caused the increase in global wheat prices. However, it does not end there. The global closing stock number is based on current harvest projections around the world being achieved, and there are already reports indicating that it may not.There have been various world weather fronts affecting key wheat-growing areas that have put into doubt these production projections being reached.The US has been suffering from rain that has caused harvest delays and given rise to concerns on both yield and quality deterioration.Eastern European crops in Romania and Bulgaria and in the Ukraine and Russia have all suffered from drought that has seriously affected their production estimates. The Ukraine, a traditional world exporter, has cut back its production estimate from 18m tonnes to 12m tonnes.As we now approach harvesting of the wheat crops in Western Europe the rain that has fallen has been causing concern in France, Germany and the UK – the three largest wheat-producing countries in the EU – and already analysts are reducing their estimates for the potential for wheat production and quality in these countries.As well as the overall crop size, quality supply issues are an area that millers and bakers alike need to watch closely. The UK has seen a shift in the wheat types farmers are growing. Over the last several years, there has been a switch towards higher-yielding feed grades, with the breadmaking grades that millers need for breadmaking flour being reduced. This has reduced the availability of breadmaking wheat in the UK by over 31% over the last three years. The consequence of this is that now, and in the future, we have to pay higher premiums for breadmaking wheat.We are experiencing this increase in premiums already, as it impacts on breadmaking wheat prices and, coupled with reduced supply and increased demand, year-on-year breadmaking wheat prices in the UK are up by over £57 per tonne. Over the past 12 months, UK wheat prices have entered into a period of increased volatility. We have seen quite marked price variations day to day and week to week, but with the overall price trend being upwards. The LIFFE futures price for feed wheat in November has increased by £41 per tonne from this time last year and the HGCA quoted breadmaking wheat price for November, basis Liverpool, has increased by £57 per tonne. Increased demandWorldwide, we are seeing the demand for agricultural commodities increasing through continued food demand, but more so now through the demand for biofuel production and this is being mirrored in the UK.The UK traditionally exports in the region of 2m tonnes of wheat each year and recent bioethanol production plant announcements, such as that announced by ABF last week that will use 1m tonnes of wheat per annum, have already increased the domestic demand by more than the UK wheat exportable surplus, by 2009/10. Again this will have price effects, not only on the base wheat price but also the milling premium.We will continue to monitor developments over the coming weeks as the harvest progresses and some of the uncertainties become factual. However, longer-term, price volatility and uncertainty look likely to remain.last_img read more

Fast food and supermarkets hit coffee shop sales growth

first_imgCoffee shop sales growth has slowed as they continue to face pressure from non-specialist retailers.Annual coffee shop sales have slowed from 9% in 2015, when the market was worth £3bn, to 3% in 2019 when it was valued at £3.9bn, according to analysts Mintel.Research carried out last summer among 2,000 consumers for Mintel’s Coffee Shops UK 2019 Report found that:26% of consumers buy hot drinks from fast food chains such as McDonald’s22% buy from a supermarket/store café16% buy from traditional cafés19% have not bought a hot drink outside of the home. “Coffee shops have enjoyed robust growth in the past five years, benefiting from brands’ ability to meet consumer demand for the convenience of takeaway coffee and emergence of specialty coffee,” said Mintel senior foodservice analyst Trish Caddy, adding that growth had been boosted by high street coffee shop brands expanding in the retail, travel and leisure sectors.“However, the market continues to face tough competition from non-specialists, such as fast food outlets and supermarkets – a situation that is not likely to ease as non-specialists continue focusing on price and convenience. With more food outlets selling low-cost coffee, coffee shops without strong food offerings will fall behind.”Researchers also found that, although coffee is by far the most popular hot drink purchased out-of-home, tea has seen a resurgence.Currently, 43% of consumers who drink hot drinks out-of-home drink tea, compared to 39% a year ago, according to Mintel, which also found 50% of Millennials (aged 20-39) drink tea out-of-home, compared to 40% of Baby Boomers (aged 55-73).“The popularity of tea among Millennials is likely a reflection of the growing popularity of alternatives to the traditional cuppa. Speciality black, green and fruit/herbal/spice teas are particularly popular among 16- to 34-year-olds,” said Caddy.last_img read more