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‘Home hunters want simplicity when house hunting, not complexity’

first_imgHome » News » ‘Home hunters want simplicity when house hunting, not complexity’ previous nextProptech‘Home hunters want simplicity when house hunting, not complexity’Claim is made by co-founder of fledgling property search app MoveStreets as he challenges Boomin’s multi-faceted online offering.Nigel Lewis15th December 20201 Comment459 Views A ‘challenger portal’ smartphone app launched by a member of the BooHoo fashion label in August says it now has nearly 100 agents on board and 15,000 properties in Manchester and London.Its 31-year-old co-founder, who is a member of the billionaire Kamani fashion and property business family, says his app is gaining traction as consumers and agents seek out simplicity not complexity in property search and listings.Adam Kamani (pictured) who is developing the app with is wife Charlotte, says they are in competition with both the traditional and challenger portals like Boomin.Kamani claims their app is an antidote to the increasing complexity being offered within the property portal sector, and claim their app is a ‘fun and easy way’ for home hunters to find properties.Using technology very similar to the Tinder dating app users swipe left or right on listings and are served up properties based on their location.Swipe rightSwiping left rejects un-liked properties while swiping right contacts the listing agent to arrange a viewing.Kamani tells The Negotiator: “We’ve taken on board the demand for a more simplistic, quick and effective way of searching for your home by using the latest AI technology to support.“Using this technology we now have the ability to populate a targeted list of properties based on the individuals wants and needs.”Kamani says the app now has 18,000 followers on social media and thousands of downloads on Google Play and App0le AppStore markets, with plans to expand outside London and Manchester next year.“By offering all estate agencies the opportunity to join the platform free for the first 12 months and then competitively priced thereafter shows we are here to support agents and not take advantage,” says Kamani.MoveStreets adam kamani property portal December 15, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentStephen Will Madesnappy, Made Snappy Ltd Made Snappy Ltd 10th February 2021 at 11:14 amInteresting App, I like the concept.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 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 2021last_img read more


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Owner Sold On Not Selling Adventist After Allowance Victory

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Fort Wise Treaty the first winner sired by BC Classic winner Fort Larned;Favored Eclipse Moon also impresses in defeat in both 2-year-olds’ debut HENDERSON, Ky. (Tuesday, July 4, 2017) — Adventist was a late edition to next week’s Fasig-Tipton Horses of Racing Age sale in Lexington. But he didn’t stay in the auction long, with owner Jeff Treadway telling trainer Mike Maker that the 4-year-old colt was coming out after capturing Ellis Park’s $42,000 second-level allowance feature by 1 3/4 lengths over Zambian on Tuesday’s special July 4 card.Reached by phone in Louisville, Maker said shortly after the race that he wasn’t sure what Adventist’s next start might be because he might be sold. A few minutes later and after an exchange of text messages with Treadway, Maker still didn’t know where Adventist might run, but that he was coming out of the sale.Adventist won his first start by 11 1/4 lengths then was third in New York’s Withers, Gotham and Wood Memorial but was detoured from the Kentucky Derby to Belmont Park’s Peter Pan a week later, finishing fourth. The colt took second in the Ohio Derby but then was seventh in the West Virginia Derby and two subsequent allowance races.Sent to Maker at Gulfstream Park for a new start on grass, the son of Any Given Saturday won a 7 1/2-furlong turf allowance, then had a pair of seconds at 1 1/16 miles.“They had high hopes for him all along, and he’d been kind of an underachiever,” Maker said. “They were hoping the surface change would kind of turn him around… We finally got the performance we were expecting. Maybe he’s just a true miler.”Adventist settled into mid-pack on the fence under jockey Corey Lanerie, tipping to the outside rounding out of the far turn and wrestling command in the final eighth-mile of the mile turf race. Zambian was bottled up behind horses before Shaun Bridgmohan found a seam on the inside, prevailing in the four-horse logjam for second over Go Navy Go and Allidoisdreamofyou in the field of eight older horses.Adventist paid $6 to win after completing the mile in 1:33.23 — 0.63 seconds off the 12-year-old course record over firm turf that has been producing glib times.“The first time I saw him was today,” Lanerie said. “Nobody says anything; they just leg you up and let you go. It worked out well. He was the best horse. He was fun to ride.“I was watching the 6 horse (Zambian, a Churchill Downs allowance winner), as I thought he was the horse to beat. He was looking for room to go, so I ducked to the outside, tried to come around and make it tight where he wouldn’t have anywhere to go and he’d have to come around me. It seemed to work out.”Lanerie, who won three races on Tuesday’s card, will miss defending his titles in this Saturday’s ostrich and camel race, instead riding in Iowa at Prairie Meadows’ stakes festival. “I don’t know who is more disappointed, me or my wife,” he joked.2-year-old spotlight: Fort Wise TreatyTwo youngsters who appear to have big futures were on display in Ellis Park’s fifth race Tuesday for 2-year-olds running a mile on turf. Fort Wise Treaty and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan got through on the rail to edge favored Eclipsed Moon, who rallied on the outside only to come up a neck short.Fort Wise Treaty, a $170,000 OBS April 2-year-old purchase owned by Mark Breen of Connecticut, did a lot of things right in his first start. Breaking from post 7, the colt settled nicely in mid-pack and was content to be on the inside, where he stayed the rest of the way, getting through traffic while finishing in 1:36.60, his last eighth-mile coming in under 12 seconds. Fort Wise Treaty paid $13.60 to win as the third choice.“He ran great; he had a great ride, I can tell you that,” trainer Brad Cox said by phone. “The intent was to start short on dirt, but he just wasn’t giving it to us in the mornings like we were looking for. We thought maybe we’d run him long on the turf and maybe he’d be a little more competitive. And that seemed to work. He got a great trip. Obviously the horse who was second looks like a really nice horse and had a wide trip. I sure don’t want to run again him next time. But it was a good effort. I was proud of the horse.”Said Bridgmohan: “Brad did a phenomenal job. He was very professional, was there every time I needed him. All I had to do was just find him some room, and I did. And he gave me what he had.”Fort Wise Treaty is the first winner for the Adena Springs stallion Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita for Kentucky-based trainer Ian Wilkes and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.Eclipsed Moon, the odds-on favorite in the field of 12, broke last and had to come six-wide around the far turn. Jockey Robby Albarado said there was a lot to like in defeat.“His mom was a runner,” he said of the Dehere mare Beautician. “I was second on her in the (2009) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in California. He’s a nice colt. He didn’t break well, so I gave him a good experience. I had to go wide because they were like quails out there, those 2-year-olds stopping. They were all over the place. I didn’t want to get him stopped, especially a big horse. He ran well. The top two horses are nice horses. That was a good showing first time out.”It was another two lengths back to the pacesetting Rushin Tothecircle, Eclipsed Moon’s stablemate in trainer Kenny McPeek’s barn.Cox said Fort Wise Treaty will stay at Ellis Park, where his assistant Tessa Bisha oversees that division, with the Aug. 20 Ellis Park Juvenile at seventh-eighths of a mile a possibility.“I wouldn’t hesitate to maybe try him on the Poly (synthetic surface) or dirt at the right distance,” he said. “I don’t want to shorten him up much. I would maybe try seven-eighths on the Poly or on the dirt, if the race came up the right way. If there’s a grass race, I prefer the grass with him, to be honest.”Court guides Indy Hill to allowance triumphCalumet Farm’s well-bred 3-year-old colt Indy Hill needed 10 starts to win a race, but now has taken two straight after prevailing in a $41,000 first-level allowance by a length over Crawford.“He was right there with the speed, and when we turned for home, I had enough pony to finish it up,” said jockey Jon Court, who is 2 for 2 on Indy Hill.With his pedigree, being by Calumet’s Breeders’ Cup Turf winner English Channeland out of a mare by Belmont Stakes winner A.P. Indy, one might expect Indy Hill to be a distance horse. But he seems to have found a home as a turf sprinter, covering 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:01.20 after pressing fractions of 21.45 for the first quarter-mile and 43.54 for the half.“I got off the duck right away, then the reality of just riding every day set in. I had seconds and thirds. This is my second win,” said Court, who later would get his third of the young meet and 602nd victory at Ellis Park. “I’m fortunate at this stage of my career that I’m as competitive and riding as active as I am…. I’ve got some good business. Just have to keep on keepin’ on, try to find fast ones.”Racing resumes Friday with the first race at 12:50 p.m. Central.Photo below: Fort Wise Treaty (Shaun Bridgmohan up) edges favored Eclipsed Moon (Robby Albarado) in the first race for both horses at a mile on turf at Ellis Park on Tuesday. Credit: Coady Photographylast_img read more


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Manor faces strike threat

first_imgEngineers at Manor Bakeries’ Barnsley site have vowed to repeat strike action if demands for a pay rise are not met.Unite union members at Carlton walked out for 48 hours earlier this week and are set to man the picket line next Monday and Tuesday. The union said 54 workers were excluded from a pay rise that the company’s 800 staff were given in 2009.However, Premier Foods said Unite workers at other Premier Foods factories had accepted a similar deal and that bakers at Barnsley were crossing the picket line to get to work.A spokesman added: “We are really disappointed at the action of 35 engineers, which undermines the future of the factory and that of our 800 permanent employees. The offer they have rejected mirrors the offers accepted by the Unite union at many other Premier Foods sites and will not be improved.”Union representative Pat Pepper said that because there was no offer on the table, members planned to continue striking until there was some serious attempt at negotiation.last_img read more


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Jerry Garcia’s 2-Week Acoustic & Electric Broadway Residency Began, 30 Years Ago Today [Full Audio]

first_img[Photo: Herb Greene] On October 15th, 1987, Jerry Garcia kicked off a two-week Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in Midtown, Manhattan, offering performances by both the Jerry Garcia Band and the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band nightly. The Broadway residency fell during an important time in Garcia’s life, just as the Grateful Dead frontman and guitarist was truly recovering and returning to performance full-time following his life-threatening diabetic coma in the summer of 1986. 1987 ultimately turned out to be a good year for Jerry and the Grateful Dead, as Jerry’s recovery process seemed to unlock a newfound energy within him that had been more-or-less absent earlier in the decade.Jerry Garcia’s ‘Cats Under The Stars’ 40th-Anniversary Vinyl Re-Issue ReleasedHowever, the months following Garcia’s diabetic coma also saw Jerry double down on his solo side projects outside the Grateful Dead. By the mid-80’s, Jerry Garcia Band had finally settled into a rock-solid line-up also featuring John Kahn (bass), Melvin Seals (keyboards and organ), David Kemper (drums), Jackie LaBranch (backup and lead vocals), and Gloria Jones (backup and lead vocals). Jerry’s comfort with the band and its mix of influential genres important to Garcia—soul, Motown, rock, folk, funk, and more—was clear, as he first returned to the stage following his coma with a number of Jerry Garcia Band shows during Fall of ’86 ahead of his first Grateful Dead performance on December 15th, 1986.In 1987, further working off his newfound vitality, Garcia created the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, reconnecting with old friends from Palo Alto including David Nelson, Sandy Rothman, and Kenny Kosek, with whom Jerry hadn’t performed with since the early 70’s or before. As noted by Grateful Web, Bill Graham first gathered what would become the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band to celebrate the Grateful Dead frontman’s medical recovery, though the performance was electric, and Jerry, highlighting his desire to play the influential styles of his youth, better remembered the bluegrass tunes than his bandmates.Recognizing that the project should continue, Graham encouraged Jerry to think of a way to bring the acoustic band to the masses while still keeping the performances intimate. Together, Garcia and Graham came up with an innovative and untried idea by other rock musicians: perform a run at a Broadway theatre featuring both matinee and late-night performances. Jerry agreed, though he wanted to bring both the electric Jerry Garcia Band and the newly created Jerry Garcia Acoustic band for the string of Broadway shows.The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ultimately housed this thirteen-night run, which spanned from October 15th, 1987, to Halloween of that year. Each night, the acoustic band opened the performance with an hour-long set before the Jerry Garcia Band finished off the night, allowing audiences to get a taste of the acoustic project while still offering a more-traditional JGB set. While selections from this historic run have been released—notably, Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, New York City, October 31, 1987 and Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, New York City, The Best of the Rest, October 15–30, 1987—audience recordings are somewhat sparse, as Grateful Web notes, “The union boss for the Broadway theatre had ZERO tolerance for recording inside the theatre and Garcia’s sound techs had to hide their brand new DAT recorder from him.”You can listen to a recording of Jerry Garcia’s run-opening performance at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway with the Jerry Gracia Acoustic Band and Jerry Garcia Band below, courtesy of Youtube uploader nognuisagoodgnu. You can also check out the original Playbill from the residency here.Setlist: Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band | Lunt-Fontanne Theater | Manhattan, NY | 10/15/1987Set: Bright Morning Stars, Blue Yodel #9, Spike Driver Blues, Short Life Of Trouble, Two Soldiers, I’m Troubled, Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie, Rosalie McFall, Long Long Way, Ragged But RightSetlist: Jerry Garcia Band | Lunt-Fontanne Theater | Manhattan, NY | 10/15/1987Set: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Forever Young, Stop That Train, Think, Mission In The Rain, Evangeline, My Sisters And Brothers, That Lucky Old Sun, DealEncore: And It Stoned Melast_img read more