Home » News » Reapit develops real-time listings feed for OnTheMarket agents previous nextProducts & ServicesReapit develops real-time listings feed for OnTheMarket agentsSoftware firm is latest to offers agents an instant-upload and update capability for those listing on the third-largest portal.Nigel Lewis4th May 20180896 Views OnTheMarket (OTM) has signed a deal with one of the largest industry software companies in the UK to enable its agents to upload properties instantly to the portal.The agreement between the two companies means Reapit can now offer its agent clients an all-portal, ‘instant upload’ service.“The real-time data feed will allow new instructions to be marketed within minutes and ensure that updates to properties in our clients’ CRM systems are reflected online without delay,” says Gary Barker, CEO at Reapit (pictured, below).Now, shared customers of both Reapit and OnTheMarket, including both its larger clients and smaller independent agents who use Reapit through the JET Software reseller network, will be manually migrated to the new OTM/Reapit feed for free.OnTheMarket says the new deal will apply to the ‘hundreds of thousands’ of listing that Reapit customers contribute to its listings.It is also essential to keep momentum going behind OTM’s ‘New and Exclusive’ offering, which is no longer part of its ‘mutual’ offering following its AIM flotation in January.“The real time data feed is key to matching new instructions with those searching for a new home as fast as possible, and we are looking forward to helping agents achieve this on behalf of their vendor and landlord clients,” says Ian Springett CEO of OnTheMarket.com (pictured, right).The deal is likely to be part of Reapit’s ongoing plans to “scale its development capabilities” announced last year when Barker and two other directors led a management buyout of the firm from founder George Stead.Many of Reapit’s competitors, which are now owned by ZPG including Expert Agent, Alto and Jupix, also offer real-time uploads to the three main property portals. gary barker Ian Springett OnTheMarket OTM property software Reapit May 4, 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 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
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Ocean City Tabernacle Philadelphia Eagles team chaplain Ted Winsley will speak Sunday, Sept. 8 at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services at the Ocean City Tabernacle.Winsley has been the Eagles chaplain since 2001 and has played a key role in the spiritual development and team dynamic the Philly team is known for.“Pastor Ted,” as he is affectionately called, is a native of Dover, Del., and currently resides in South Jersey, where he pastors a non-denominational, multi-ethnic, Bible-based congregation in Voorhees known as “The Family Church.”Ted Winsley (Photo courtesy Ocean City Tabernacle)His vision is to teach people to know God as Father, experience personal freedom, and discover their God-given gifts in order to impact and change their community and world, according to a Tabernacle press release.In addition to his roles as pastor and chaplain, Winsley also speaks to various church groups and organizations such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is a regular contributor to the sports ministry blog site “TheIncrease.com.”For more information about upcoming events, visit www.octabernacle.org.
Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: Further action to tackle air pollution in the UK has been set out today as the government publishes a supplement to its plan to improve air quality. It details how thirty-three local authorities will now take action to reduce harmful NO2 emissions.Ten local authorities will now take forward new measures, developed with and funded by central government, to reduce pollution levels. These are; Eight local authorities will now carry out a more detailed study outlining in detail how they will tackle the more persistent air quality problems they have identified. These studies will be presented to government by 31 October 2019 at the latest.The local authorities include; While air quality has improved significantly in recent years, we know urgent action is still required to tackle roadside air pollution in our towns and cities. This is why through our £3.5billion national air quality plan, we are working with local authorities across the UK and I am pleased ten local authorities will now implement new measures to drive down pollution. The Roads Minister Jesse Norman and I have written to the leaders of all the authorities that have submitted feasibility studies to thank them for their hard work and underline that Defra will continue to support them to improve air quality in their areas. While Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) levels have fallen significantly in recent decades, including a 27% drop since 2010, the UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations outlines how councils with the worst levels of air pollution at busy road junctions and hot-spots must take robust action.Ministerial directionsEarlier this year, Ministerial Directions were issued to 33 local authorities, requiring them to submit studies on the steps they can take to comply with roadside NO2 limits in the shortest amount of time.Today, the government published a supplement to this plan setting out work carried out with those 33 local authorities and the further action which will now be taken.Action being takenThe ten local authorities will now take forward new measures to tackle air pollution, including; Portsmouth, Leicester and Newcastle-under-Lyme are being directed to carry out more detailed studies, but have also identified measures that can bring forward compliance quicker.Eighteen other local authorities are already operating within legal limits or have not found any measures to bring compliance sooner. These will be expected to maintain their work to reduce pollution levels and improve the quality of the air.The government will ensure sufficient funding is in place to support all the activities set out in this supplement to the national plan.FundingAlso announced today is the Air Quality Grant for 2018-19 which will provide support to local authorities across England to deliver projects to improve air quality. Applicants in previous years have been awarded funding to install electric vehicle charging points, improve cycling infrastructure and develop local online air quality resources.This year’s grant of £3million is the largest air quality grant to date.The full Supplement to the NO2 Plan is available online. Bolsover Bradford Portsmouth Broxbourne Newcastle-under-Lyme Stoke-on-Trent Leicester Liverpool The retrofitting of approximately 400 buses with technology to reduce emissions Traffic management measures such as adjustments to signalling to reduce congestion Behavioural change campaigns to encourage individuals to take action and reduce their contribution to air pollution Dudley Leicester Newcastle-under Lyme Portsmouth Reading Wolverhampton Sandwell Solihull Basingstoke and Deane South Gloucestershire
Waitrose supermarket has pledged to pay its smaller suppliers within seven days at the most, in a bid to give them “more financial stability”. In good news for small bakery operations, the new payment terms will come into effect over the next two months and mean that all suppliers with an annual turnover of less than £100k will receive payment within a week of providing an electronic invoice.Waitrose said that more than 600 small suppliers are set to benefit, as it supplies over 2,500 locally and regionally sourced products.Mark Williamson, Waitrose commercial director, said the review of its payment terms aimed to “make our good relationships with small suppliers even better.“We are passionate about supporting and nurturing British producers, and this step will help give smaller scale businesses, including new start-ups, more financial stability by helping with cashflow.”Roberto Lobue, head of retail at accountancy firm Menzies, said: “In this time of economic uncertainty, large businesses have a social responsibility to treat their smaller counterparts fairly and it’s great to see Waitrose take the lead on this.“Waitrose is likely to enjoy the commercial benefits of taking an ethical stance towards small businesses by appealing to the UK’s increasingly ethically minded consumer base. Furthermore, staff retention is likely to improve as employees value working for a socially aware organisation.”Lobue said that other supermarkets would do well to follow suit, and added that Waitrose should extend the contracts to larger suppliers too.Last week, Waitrose announced that suppliers of its own-label biscuits and cakes could benefit from a new deal with international online retailer British Corner Shop.
Thomas the Baker is investing more than £750,000 in rebuilding and refurbishing its Thomas of Helmsley delicatessen.The refurbishment, which is expected to be completed by September, will also bring the consolidation of the two Thomas’ stores within the town.The existing Thomas the Baker shop, currently based opposite the deli on Helmsley’s Market Place, will relocate to within the newly revamped store.Incorporating the bakery will require fitting several ovens to the deli site, and the company is also creating larger cooking and food preparation areas as it plans to offer more ready-to-eat meals.Staff areas including offices, a meeting room and a social area, will also be refurbished.“The changes will be worth it – and will allow us to offer so much more,” said Thomas the Baker founder John Thomas. “We’re looking forward to a new era and offering some exciting new products for our customers.“The lease was up on our bakery shop across the road, so it seemed like fate that the two should be joined together, making it even easier for our customers shopping in Helmsley, and creating a fantastic one-stop shop.”Thomas the Baker told British Baker that no jobs would be lost and all staff would be redeployed.
The music of the Allman Brothers Band has proven itself timeless, as recordings from nearly 50 years ago continue to circulate radio stations, television programs, vinyl record players, and our own at-home devices on a regular basis. And while the passing of founding member, lyricist, vocalist, and organist Gregg Allman seals the end of the live performance era, it’s certainly not the last fans will hear from the Midnight Rider and the Band that paved the way for southern rock and blues.Gregg Allman was recently in the studio with Don Was, promising an album of new material expected to come out this fall, “likely in September, with more details on that soon,” according to Billboard. According to longtime Allman Brothers Band manager Bert Holman, there’s also a great deal of Allman Brothers Band archives that have yet to be released via the band’s own label and RED distribution.“We’ll keep putting things out as long as there’s an appetite for it,” Holman tells Billboard. “There’s a great deal of material [left], and still a lot of interest in hearing these things, we think. We’re working on other stuff right now in the creative pipeline.”The band’s most recent release was The Fox Box, a three-night run at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from September of 2004. According to Billboard, “A number of other releases are in motion, including the individual digital release of six 2003 shows from the Instant Live series, as well as a ‘best of 2003’ four-disc set that Holman says will ‘cull the best songs and put together a mega-concert in terms of sequencing.’ Also on the near-term docket is a package featuring multiple shows by the original Allmans lineup at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.”Holman also reveals that the Allman Brothers’ legendary July 19, 2005 concert at the Warner Theatre in Earie, Pennsylvania is under strong consideration for release – a show that is greatly appreciated by ABB fans as one of the best the band has ever played, under a similar scope of the Grateful Dead’s 1977 Cornell University show. He also says that a “ferocious” small show from Fresno, California is also a potential release. The band’s manager is also working to release the Allman Brothers Band’s final concert from October 28, 2014 at the Beacon Theatre in New York in physical form. A release that features guitarist Jack Pearson (1997-1999) is also in the works.The archival decisions are made by a committee that features veteran music industry executive Bill Levenson, Warren Haynes, who Holman describes as having “an encyclopedic mind about shows, certain song performances,” among other brilliant minds and historians of the Allman Brothers Band legacy.While the group’s musical collection will continue to grow, so will its museum in Macon, Georgia. The Big House is the current home to all Allman Brothers Band memorabilia, from instruments, clothing, and show merchandise, to the very walls that inspired songs like “Blue Sky.” The museum has expanded so much over the last few years, that they were able to acquire the neighboring house to utilize as the headquarters and open the museum’s third floor as exhibition space.“More stuff keeps showing up, a lot of memorabilia and other stuff,” Holman tells Billboard. “They recently found one of [drummer] Jaimoe‘s conga cases from the back of the Fillmore album in a building in downtown Macon where the old Macon Recording Studios were. Who knows how it ended up there. So that’s in the museum. And as the audience is aging, people are loaning and donating all kinds of stuff to us. Every time somebody comes to the museum they’re like, ‘I have a button you don’t have. I have a poster you don’t have.’ Well, we’d love a picture of it, and if you’d like to donate it, all the better.”Holman also comments on the passing of Gregg Allman, saying “During the last months of his illness he really wanted privacy. He had been deteriorating for a while; He just kept it private. He didn’t want people calling, didn’t want to see stuff on TV. He wanted dignity, and fortunately he was able to do that. I think it’s great he died peacefully at home rather than hooked up in a hospital room with tubes, listening to that high-pitched beep, beep, beep.”The closing sentiments from Bert Holman reveal that the rock legend perhaps could have avoided further health issues, but that his main concern was always to play music. “He maybe came back too soon, by his own admission, but Gregg lived for the music. That’s the only thing he really loved. Playing in his bedroom is not what he means by playing; He wants to play with a band and in front of an audience. He just loved to play, so of course that’s what he would do.” You can read the full story here.Funeral arrangements have been made for this Saturday in Macon, Georgia at Snow’s Memorial Chap. It will be very small and intimate, with a “no suit” rule, as per Allman’s request. According to the Macon telegraph, fans who would like to pay their respects are asked to create a mile-long motorcade route between the funeral home and Rose Hill Cemetery, where he will be buried alongside his brothers Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. It is in this cemetery where songs like “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Little Martha” were written, and much of the band’s early history was spent.Rest In Peace, Gregg Allman.[photo by Phierce Photo]
Related Satyarthi recognized by the Harvard Foundation for work on behalf of children Aung San Suu Kyi, state counselor of the Republic of Myanmar, will receive the Harvard Foundation’s 2016 Harvard Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award.At the 5 p.m. awards ceremony on Saturday, she will deliver the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Lecture.Aung San Suu Kyi, who was the general secretary of the newly formed National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar in 1990, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. She spent 15 years under house arrest for participating in protests against the government, and was considered one of the world’s most well-known political prisoners. She was later supported by all elements of her country, and was appointed to the newly created role of state counselor, a title equivalent to prime minister. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee praised her for her “nonviolent struggle for democracy and human rights.” Nobel laureate honored with Humanitarian of the Year award “The faculty and students of the Harvard Foundation are pleased to honor Aung San Suu Kyi as the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year,” said S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation and professor of neurology. “Her courageous struggle for democracy, human rights, and peace in her nation inspired the world. We are delighted that she will engage our students through intellectual exchange about our collective vision for the peaceful uplift and betterment of humanity.”Previous recipients of the Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award include U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi, and Elie Wiesel.The lecture will take place in the Harvard Science Center Lecture Hall B at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Press credentials or Harvard identification required.
Martin Shaw & Naomi Frederick in ‘Hobson’s Choice'(Photo: Nobby Clark) The 1916 Harold Brighouse play Hobson’s Choice is an English theatrical warhorse, and its latest London run at the Vaudeville Theatre comes anchored by a commanding star turn from Naomi Frederick. An alum of Shakespeare’s Globe and the touring company Kneehigh, Frederick plays Maggie, the starchiest and also most enterprising of three daughters of the heavy-drinking scold of a father, Henry Hobson (played by 1996 Tony nominee Martin Shaw). A feisty businesswoman who insists on love and gets it, Maggie is a plum of a role, and Frederick was eager to talk about its rewards between performances on a recent two-show day.How does it feel to be in London after touring with the production? I feel as if I’m in Maggie’s boots now, well and truly. I did find it quite hard gripping on to her when we were in rehearsal because she is very particular and she has a certain mindset, which is that she’s the boss. So I couldn’t quite pick her up and drop her again; I had to cling on to her throughout. But now that we’ve performed over 100 shows, I find it much easier to pick her up and pop her down.Is your character’s firmness tough on those around you?I think I probably was horrible to live with, or at least my husband [the director Toby Frow] and children definitely noticed. I just couldn’t get out of the habit of telling people what to do, but that was because I was just practicing—I think! I mean, I’m not particularly Maggie in myself: I’m not northern and working-class for a start, and I’m easier-going. But I am practical and I am organized—it’s just that I am a little softer. You’re also a mother in real life whereas Maggie is largely defined as a daughter.Yes, I’m a mother in my own life whereas Maggie is the daughter who exists very much without a mother around because her mother is dead. Maggie is a daughter who becomes a wife who hasn’t yet had children whereas my kids are five and nine. But the really big lie I have to say onstage every night is that I’m 30. I deliver that with a great grin inside.The audience certainly reacts when Maggie is dismissed early on as an unlovable spinster. I know, which is so lovely. I love it that they’re so supportive. It seems like you don’t play Maggie in order to be liked and yet the audience in every way warms to her by the end.Actors sometimes have to be brave enough and selfless perhaps to realize that you can’t be too vain and want the audience to like you. Maggie isn’t especially likable and she certainly doesn’t live her life wanting to be liked. But I did work hard to find where Maggie was coming from and to insist on some humor and warmth so that by the end Maggie has learned something quite wonderful, which is that it doesn’t always have to be her doing the talking. What do you think of some commentators comparing this Maggie to Margaret Thatcher?That didn’t occur to me until somebody pointed it out, but I can’t say I used that comparison in rehearsals. It’s not wrong, but it’s also just coincidence that the two women happen to have the same name. What is striking are the similarities to King Lear, with Henry Hobson this furious, unforgiving father who, also like Lear, happens to have three daughters. Yes, very much so, with Maggie the oldest daughter here the equivalent of Cordelia, who is the youngest daughter in Lear. The difference is that Cordelia is so much sweeter and Maggie is so much tougher, but I take a lot from Lear’s story and the idea of the family unit which is such a precious and strong thing but also so complicated, and that’s what keeps the play modern. Families are and always will be, and therefore this is a play for today and not just one from 100 years ago. Did you know the play beforehand?Funnily enough, I was in it at drama school [London’s RADA] playing a very small part—a woman who comes on in act one and never returns. So when I had the chance to audition for Maggie, I grabbed it because I knew what a good play it was and also knew that I hadn’t been able to dive into the play last time but could do so now. Our drama school Maggie was Katherine Kelly, who went into [popular TV soap opera] Coronation Street shortly after leaving RADA. Has being in a play about a Victorian-era bootmaker had an effect on your footwear?I actually have a very fussy relationship with my feet in that I have to get the shoes right. I don’t know if it was John Gielgud or someone who said of actors that how you feel in your shoes is really important, and it’s true. The other night, my boots had gone to the cobbler and really were on their last legs and weren’t back in time for the show, so I had to use a stand-in pair of boots which were an inch higher than my normal ones and oh my God it was exhausting for a start. I mean, Maggie’s on her feet for most of the play! View Comments
Georgia’s peanut crop this year may not compare to 2012, but it’s still proving to be a good year. Some 430,000 acres were grown at what University of Georgia experts predict to be close to 4,000 pounds per acre.“My guess is the price situation will be near the same next year as it was this year,” said Nathan Smith, a UGA Extension agricultural economist based on the Tifton campus. “We’re looking at another good peanut production year in 2013.”What will the peanut crop in Georgia look like in 2014? According to Smith, Georgia farmers will grow a few more acres next year.Peanut acreage throughout the state was scaled back considerably this year following 2012’s record-breaking season and an increased value in other crops such as corn and cotton. Peanut acreage throughout the state decreased from 735,000 in 2012 to 430,000 this year.“When you looked at the prices for corn, $7 corn, in that range, you had cotton in the 80 cents range, particularly late … peanuts contracts were on a limited basis at around $450 a ton. That just wasn’t enough to entice growers to plant peanuts,” Smith said.Smith, who will speak about peanut production during the Ag Forecast set for Tifton on Jan. 29 and Bainbridge on Jan. 30, believes peanut prices have stabilized after what was being offered during the spring. “Prices are not as good as hoped, but probably not as bad as feared,” said Smith, who added prices are hovering around $475 to $500 per ton but are not expected to exceed $500 anytime soon.“When you look at peanuts being a rotational crop, generally growers would plant their peanut acres for their rotation and then plant the rest, particularly when we were under the quota program. But now they respond to markets. We’re in that boom-bust cycle. Every three or four years we bust the market and then take two or three years to recover,” Smith said. That’s what happened in 2012 when peanut stocks were dangerously low, he said. “We were looking at having to ration. The peanuts that were available in the market ended up getting really high prices at the end of 2011,” Smith said.He believes peanut acreage will increase next year by as much as 15 percent. Much will depend on other crops’ value. Corn is expected to drop next year, perhaps, enticing farmers to grow more peanuts.To hear UGA agricultural economists expectations for 2014, attend one of six Ag Forecast events slated for across the state in January. For more information, see agforecast.