Check out – Covid-safe

first_imgOn the backdrop of nation-wide Covid restrictions, InventoryBase has launched InventoryBase Live, a remote inspection tool to view and inspect properties in real time. This new service will mean professional inventory providers, property owners and managers can virtually inspect and assess the property’s issues and conditions anytime, anywhere.With Live property inspections, the service provider will be able to carry out multiple property visits, unhindered by the need to travel, collect and return keys. The service still needs an expert eye to carry out detailed reports. Inventory providers will communicate directly with tenants enabling a two-way conversation and opportunity between the tenant and clerk to complete a detailed and accurate report. Unlike self-service, the property professional conducting the report will be able to direct the tenant, request a ‘closer view’ or ask the tenant for comment on any issues, in much the same way if they were there in person.Steve Rad, MD, commented, “Our primary aim is to make navigating the impacts, issues and conditions caused by coronavirus more manageable with services that will continue to be of value well into the future.”inventorybase InventoryBase Live multiple property visits inventory checks online Steve Rad inventorybase coronavirus December 14, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’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 Home » News » Check out – Covid-safe previous nextProptechCheck out – Covid-safeThe Negotiator14th December 2020057 Viewslast_img read more

Turkish Navy Commissiones Second Large Patrol Boat

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Turkish Navy Commissiones Second Large Patrol Boat View post tag: Navy April 21, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Commissiones Industry news View post tag: Boat Turkish Navy Commissiones Second Large Patrol Boat View post tag: large View post tag: Turkish Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Second View post tag: Patrol Turkish Navy (TN) has commissioned the second large patrol boat built by Dearsan shipyards in the Tuzla industrial district. Dubbed TCG Karaburun with the naval identifier “P 1201″, the new boat is part of a larger project that covers the construction of a total of 16 of these boats by 2014.TCG Karaburun will perform a large array of duties including patrolling of Turkish territorial waters, anti-smuggling missions and protection of Turkey’s interests on sea. The ship will operate out of the Foça naval base which also hosts naval commandos.“Turkey’s interests on sea will be protected via national domestic design and production of the country’s naval assets”,  Turkey’s minister of national defense Mr. Vecdi Gönül said during his speech at the ship’s commissioning event at Dearsan shipyards.“Turkey’s self reliance in naval systems has reached 70% in a short timeframe. This is something to be exalted. Five shipyards in Tuzla (including Dearsan) are undertaking Turkish Navy projects worth in excess of $2 billion despite the global economic crisis. This clearly shows the government’s support of Turkey’s growing shipbuilding industry.” added the minister.TCG Karaburun is over 55 meters long, 9 meters wide and has a cruise speed of 25 nautical miles. The ship will be operated by a crew of 34 and include accomodations for 12 more. Armed with a 40mm Oto Melara twin-barrel cannon, a multiple anti-submarine rocket launcher (ASW), two remote controlled 12.7mm machine guns and a set of advanced sensors including night vision and thermal imagers, the ship is capable of performing a large array of missions day and night, or under adverse weather conditions.Turkmenistan has also placed an order for two ships of this type and Dearsan expects more export orders to follow.(trdefence)[mappress]Source: trdefence, April 21, 2011;last_img read more

Oxford charged students £50k more in library fines than any other university

first_imgOxford students were charged over £50,000 more in library fines than students at any other UK university in the academic year 2016/17, new data has revealed.A freedom of information request seen by Cherwell revealed that the Bodleian Libraries collected £167,689.78 in library fines between September 2016 and August 2017.King’s College London, which charged students £113,726 was the only other university to collect fines worth over £100,000.A spokesperson for the Bodleian Libraries said: “The money from fines is reinvested into the Libraries.”The figures constitute a vast increase in the sum collected by the University compared to last year.In the academic year 2015/16, Oxford students were charged £92,254.70.Other Russell Group universities in the top ten include the University of Cambridge (£98,487), University College London (£87,195), and the University of Edinburgh (£76,501), according to the i newspaper.Some universities, including Bath and Chichester, have recently adopted policies such as auto-book renewal and opted against collecting library fines in order to reduce costs of use for students.Last year, a Cherwell investigation revealed that 14 per cent of Oxford colleges have fined their students over £25,000 since 2010. 95 per cent of fines levied by colleges werelibrary, lost book, or administrative fines.The Bodleian Libraries comprise a collection of 32 libraries across the University. Fine policies across libraries differ, but the majority charge 20p per day for overdue standard loan items, while short loan books are charged at £1 per day. Overnight loans are charged at 50p per hour.Typically, if a reader’s total fines exceed £10, they must be paid before the student can borrow again.A Bodleian Libraries spokesperson told Cherwell: “Fines are a standard procedure used across libraries to ensure that materials are returned on time and thus made as widely available as possible to all readers.“There was an increase in the number of fines incurred by students (undergraduates and postgraduates) in 2016-17, but a decrease in the number of students who received the fines.“This shows that a smaller number of students failed to return a larger number of materials on time.”last_img read more

North Carolina student needs New Jersey readers’ help

first_imgSincerely,Mary Jordan WessonMrs. Hughey’s ClassCharlotte Latin School9502 Providence RoadCharlotte, NC 28277 Dear people of the great state of New Jersey:Hello! I am a fourth grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we research a state for our State Fair, and I have chosen your state! I am very excited to learn more about the great state of New Jersey as I work on my report.While we will research most of the information ourselves, we also like to get firsthand knowledge from people who live in the state. This is why I am writing to you. I was hoping that you would be willing to send me some items to help me learn more about the best things in your state. It could be things like postcards, maps, pictures, general information and this newspaper article. Or any other items that you think would be useful. You can mail items to the address below by April 30th for our State Fair on May 18th. I really appreciate your help and will do my very best to send a thank you note to each and every person who takes the time and makes the effort to help me with this project.Thank you in advance for your consideration!last_img read more

Broadway and Cabaret Star Kelli Rabke Promises Fun on Girls Weekend in Ocean City

first_imgBroadway performer turned cabaret star Kelli Rabke will perform at the Ocean City Music Pier April 7 for Girls Weekend.(Photo Credit Photo Broadway World) By Maddy Vitale Kelli Rabke has it all figured out. The former Broadway performer who took a decade off to raise a family, didn’t just let her career end as an extraordinary memory.Instead, Rabke, of Bergen County, returned to the stage to fulfill her greatest passion – singing.Now, just four years later, she headlines cabaret shows and symphony concerts. And on April 7, during Girls Weekend in Ocean City, Rabke’s real-life experiences will serve as the script for her new show, “Defying Gravity” at the Music Pier. A combination of Broadway standards, pop and country tunes, make for a show Rabke thinks a lot of women will understand. Her performance will include a backup singer, piano, guitar, bass, drums and violin.“We wanted to take the idea of the show on Girls Weekend to tell my story, which I think women will be able to relate to,” Rabke explained in a phone interview.The show will tell through song of a mother with a career, who is going through a divorce and cannot only survive but thrive. “I hope these songs sort of tell a personal story of me,” she said. “Everyone has to juggle things in life and we all go through heartbreaks.”Rabke said she has visited Ocean City a couple of times and can’t wait to come back.“I came once with the kids. We rode bicycles and stayed overnight. I was also there with the grownups after I performed with the Ocean City Pops,” Rabke said. “I love it down there. It was so much fun performing with the Pops on the Music Pier.”Rabke said she is also looking forward to seeing her friend Michael Hartman, special events coordinator for Ocean City, whom she credited with helping her venture into the world of cabaret.Hartman said he can’t wait for her show.“Kelli’s talent is much bigger than just being a great singer,” Hartman said. “She is a storyteller and she effortlessly brings audience members on a journey, with every song. I look forward to seeing her shine on the Music Pier this April.”While performing is Rabke’s passion, her children, Joseph, 14, and Abigale, 8, are her greatest loves. But to be complete, she needed to figure out how to enjoy motherhood and a career, she explained.“We all need something to inspire us, whether it is meditation, yoga, traveling, a career, we all need something for ourselves,” she remarked. And spending 10 years out of the spotlight made her feel like a piece of her was missing, she said.“It was a personal journey from stage to motherhood and back again,” Rabke said.With cabaret shows and symphonies comes travel, something Rabke said can lead to a hectic schedule. Luckily, she and her estranged husband are on amicable terms and he takes the children when she performs. She also makes sure her shows only take her from home for a couple of days here or there, she said. “I travel with three different symphonies,” Rabke said. “I am away in spurts. Sometimes I do two shows and I am gone a couple of days.”Kelli Rabke, of Bergen County, performs in three different symphonies. (Photo courtesy recalled a skating event her daughter Abigale was in. She opted to stay home instead of going with the symphony.“My kids need me at home,” Rabke said. “They grew up with their mom being there, so I try to balance that out.”Rabke’s debut after she returned to the stage was a sold-out cabaret show, “No Place Like Home,” followed by “The Wizard and I” by Stephen Schwartz.In the 1990s she played “Eponine” in Les Misérables on Broadway. She has also done regional theatre. One of her most recent highlights of her career was singing a song on the Today Show written by David Friedman and Kathie Lee Gifford.Advice to anyone interested in show business is this: Get a college degree so that if it doesn’t work out you could fall back on your education.“It is a roller coaster ride. You need to be well-trained,” Rabke said. “Study and be as prepared as you can. You also need to be realistic about it and give it a certain amount of years.”Rabke, who is upbeat, laughs a lot and describes herself as “naturally energetic” and never drinks coffee said, her zest for life comes from her love for her children and performing.And somehow, she has found a way to make both facets of her life work.“I am so happy to be performing again,” she said. “I missed the adrenalin rush from going onstage. It felt like I was asleep, and I woke up.”For more information about Kelli Rabke visit To purchase tickets to her show “Defying Gravity” at the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. April 7 go to Rabke performs “No Place Like Home” at a venue in New York City. (Photo courtesy read more

Burns the Bread crowned best of the West

first_imgSomerset baker Burns the Bread has taken the title of Best West Country Baker in the 2010 Western Bakery Championships, organised by the Western Region of the NAMB.The company, which has three shops in the county, also won the Open Confectionery Championship held at Bako Western on Sunday 10 October. The Open Bread Championship was won by The Hot Bread Shop from Alderney in the Channel Islands, while Andrew Fudge from the Uppercrust Bakery in Taunton took the Best Loaf in Show title.Max Stoddart was named Champion Trainee after winning both the Trainee Bread and the Trainee Confectionery Championship, coming first in five out of the six trainee classes.The competition included categories for West Country Bakers to show off their skills in producing regional products; West Country Specialties Champion was Williams of Wool.last_img read more

News story: Dstl tackles tech skills shortage

first_imgDstl has been running a 12-week STEM returners programme aimed at giving experienced science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals the confidence to step back in to their careers after taking time away.Those involved have been working on challenging projects; in areas including cyber, information systems and defence and security analysis. Placements were also provided with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), which finds and funds innovative projects from a £800 million Defence Innovation fund.Helen Christie, one of Dstl’s Talent Acquisition and Planning Advisers, said: STEM Returner Giles Moore has been working in Dstl’s Strategic Systems Group, and said: The skill set attracted has been excellent. It’s been brilliant to be able to help people who thought their technical expertise might never be used again in a workplace environment. Dstl is committed to a flexible supportive workplace so that people of all backgrounds and situations can succeed here and contribute to providing world-leading science and technology. The success of the 2018 STEM returners programme is definitely something we will be building on and therefore hope to run a similar programme next year. We are also encouraged by the positive experience expressed by each returner and we now hope that those involved will have the confidence to apply for a permanent role at Dstl. STEM Returner, Tom Shuttleworth, has been working in the Physical Science Group within Dstl’s Platform Systems Division, said: Ann Stanhope secured a place as a STEM Returner in the Support Services team with DASA, said: After taking voluntary redundancy from my previous employment I was considering early retirement, however for various reasons and boredom, it became apparent I needed to have a level of stimulation back. When I was offered a place on the STEM returners open day at Dstl, I jumped at the chance and was delighted when I was offered a placement. My role has been varied and challenging and involved producing a vital guidance document on the management of restricted materials. It’s been a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend this kind of programme to others who have been out the work place for some time.center_img My team leader gave me time to explore the organisation’s systems, build new relationships and come up with ideas of how I could contribute. I also had the opportunity to present my thoughts to the team halfway through my placement. I thought the best way to contribute was to work on knowledge-graph development because subject matter experts are always too busy to work on that sort of thing, and I think it’s important. It’s been a great experience. I left a career in the semiconductor industry 20 years ago and wanted to get back in touch with technology. Working with DASA has been a very positive experience – I’ve learnt a lot about how the organisation works, carrying out a variety of tasks, some harder than others. The STEM Returners programme is very well run and dedicated to finding opportunities for people with different backgrounds. Dstl is also leading the STEM Futures consortium and actively supports the STEM Returners programme, with both organisations having an overall intent to develop talent and enhance the S&T workforce.Natalie Desty, Founder of STEM Returners said: It has been a real pleasure to work with Dstl on this programme. Right from the outset Dstl recognised the huge value that returners had to offer and provided fantastic support and training to ensure their success. Returners find the barriers to return often insurmountable through standard recruitment channels, Dstl’s open minded, flexible and inclusive approach has successfully restarted careers and brought back valuable lost skills to the industry.last_img read more

Listen to Khruangbin’s Reality-Shifting Set From Lockn’ [Full-Set Audio]

first_imgVoted Lockn’s Biggest Breakthrough Performance by Team L4Lm, Khruangbin had an impressionable presence at this weekend’s affair. The late-night Woods Stage performance followed up My Morning Jacket‘s headlining performance and coincided with Lettuce‘s funktastic blowout at the Blue Ridge Bowl. The Full List of the 2016 LOCKN’ Festival AwardsThe Thai-funk, surf-rock jam band created a symphony of sounds unlike any other on the festival’s grounds. It’s an energy unlike any other in the scene, quite frankly. While most festival-goers were unaware of the psychedelic vibe conductors, those who attended left totally jaw-dropped and in awe.Thanks to taper Matt Moricle, you can enjoy the full-set below:[Photo via John Moricle]last_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra Adds New Dates To 2017 Spring Tour

first_imgLast month, fan-favorite Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra laid out plans for a 20-date Spring 2017 tour through the south including a stop at SweetWater 420 Fest and a pair of Jazz Fest late-nights at the Joy Theater. Today, the band announced the addition of 10 northeast dates in May, including a two-night run at the historic Capitol Theatre.See below for a full list of the newly added dates, and visit the band’s website for a full list of dates and more information.Dark Star Orchestra Spring 2017 Tour Leg Two:5/11 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre5/12 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater5/13 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak5/15 – Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre Center5/16 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center – MPAC5/18 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur5/19 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre5/20 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre5/21 – Keene, NH – The Colonial Theatre5/23 – Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live at The Queenlast_img read more

Physics Department wins $1M award

first_imgHarvard was recently named a winner of the EPiQS (Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems) theory competition sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The EPiQS initiative aims to help scientists understand quantum materials in new ways, with a focus on technological applications.Harvard’s Department of Physics will receive about $1 million over five years, which will fund four Moore Postdoctoral Theory Scholars for appointments of up to three years each. Harvard is one of six universities to be awarded EPiQS grants. The others are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California,  Santa Barbara, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Physics Professor Subir Sachdev submitted the competition proposal, along with colleagues Eugene Demler and Bertrand Halperin.“The Moore Foundation wanted to play a role in developing the next generation of quantum materials, which will lead to a deeper understanding of quantum effects in macroscopic systems, and have possible applications in new types of electronic devices,” Sachdev said, explaining that Harvard was invited to apply for the competition after he and his colleagues attended a quantum materials conference at the Moore Foundation two years ago.The foundation’s website defines quantum materials as substances that, when subjected to extreme temperatures and pressure, become endowed with unusual properties or “emergent phenomena” such as superconductivity, forms of magnetism, and other electronic qualities. Quantum materials are present in technology many people use every day. For example, Sachdev noted that the memory in iPods is made up of magnetic materials that were discovered by people in his field.Sachdev said he is delighted by the opportunities the award presents, not only for Harvard, but for quantum physics in general. “I’ve always thought that this field presented some of the most interesting problems in physics, but it’s nice to see a major foundation recognize the importance of it as well,” he said. “It will be nice to have a stable source of funding where all of us will be working together and pushing the next frontier in the field.”last_img read more