May 10, 2021

OnTheMarket delays profitability as full-contract sign-ups slow

first_imgOnTheMarket (OTM) is struggling to convert as many agents from freebies to paying customers as it originally expected and has both dropped the amount it charges new joiners to entice sign-ups, and delayed when it expect to move into profit.The portal says a perfect storm of problems is hitting the industry at the moment including lower transaction volumes, the tenant fees ban and the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit.Agents are consequently taking longer to sign up from their introductory freebie deals to paying full-tariff, long-term contracts for OTM’s service, on average at £297 a month, which is down from £337 in June.FreebiesThe company also says it is removing ‘freebie’ customers who decide not to sign up to be fee-paying agents.A statement from OTM also says that “fewer [agents] are currently signing them than anticipated” and that it has introduced a lower-cost but shorter-term contract of £207 a month, which it claims is proving popular.The portal now has 12,500 agents listing on its platform, 46% of which are on long-term contracts of three to five years, and that it has signed up a further 2,000 agents over the past six months.But the grim political and economic environment has impacted OTM’s forecasted revenues and it now expects to move into profit a year later than planned in 2022.Read more about OnTheMarket.OnTheMarket OTM September 27, 2019Nigel 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 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 » Marketing » OnTheMarket delays profitability as full-contract sign-ups slow previous nextMarketingOnTheMarket delays profitability as full-contract sign-ups slowPortal says the tough market has reduced the number of member agents signing up to long-contract, full-fee deals and that profitability will now be in 2022.Nigel Lewis27th September 20190840 Viewslast_img read more

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Final Salute for US Display Ship Barry

first_img View post tag: DD933 View post tag: americas View post tag: Barry Final Salute for US Display Ship Barry Back to overview,Home naval-today Final Salute for US Display Ship Barry Sailors, veterans, family members and Naval Support Activity Washington staff gathered in the Cold War Gallery at the Washington Navy Yard to bid farewell to Display Ship Barry (DD933), October 17.Naval Support Activity Washington hosted the departure ceremony, honoring the ship and its past crew members. The event served as the final send-off before the ship is towed down the Anacostia River for dismantling.USS Barry was the third Forrest Sherman-class destroyer built and the fourth vessel to bear the name of the Revolutionary War naval hero Commodore John Barry. She was commissioned Sept. 7, 1956 and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.USS Barry was decommissioned Nov. 5, 1982 after 26 years of service. Barry began its new career as the Washington Navy Yard display ship in 1983 where it was open for public tours, training, shipboard familiarization and as a ceremonial platform.[mappress mapid=”17248″]Image: Naval History and Heritage Commandcenter_img Authorities October 22, 2015 View post tag: Display Ship Share this articlelast_img read more

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Mayor Jay Gillian: Ocean City Marketing Campaign Launches This Week

first_imgThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens, posted on Friday, March 7.Dear Friends:Our Tourist Development Commission launched its 2014 marketing campaign this week.  The theme of this year’s campaign is that a visit to Ocean City, NJ, is “More Than a Vacation … It’s a Tradition.”The multimedia campaign includes television spots in the greater Philadelphia area, the Lehigh Valley, Lancaster and Harrisburg. Billboards featuring Ocean City have been leased on the Walt Whitman Bridge and I-95, including two in partnership with Cape May County Department of Tourism.Print ads will appear in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer and coming issues of various lifestyle magazines in the region. Advertising by various electronic means will follow including banner ads on various high volume websites.I would like to thank the members of the commission for all of the time they volunteer to help promote Ocean City.  Their budget is funded by assessments on local mercantile licenses and rental unit registrations.Have a great weekend and enjoy what hopefully will be some warmer weather!Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

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Ocean City Tops Mainland in Playoff Thriller

first_imgOcean City Head Coach Kevin Smith talks to the Red Raiders after they defeated Mainland 21-14 in a tense Group 4 playoff game. By TIM KELLYFive yards and 51 seconds separated Ocean City from its first football playoff victory in 18 years – or possibly its second loss to archrival Mainland in eight days.Mainland, which had trailed the Red Raiders 21-7 with under seven minutes to play, had come roaring back with a nine-play, 80-yard scoring drive, a defensive stop and a hook-and-lateral gadget play to advance the ball 53 yards inside the Ocean City 10.Then a penalty for too many players on the field pushed it inside the 5 and Ocean City called timeout with 51 ticks on the clock.Defensive Coordinator Sean Matthews and Defensive Line Coach Mike Eisenstein urged their troops to stay calm and rely on their technique.The advice paid off on the next play as the O.C. defense flew to the ball, Louis Conte popped it out of the hands of the Mustangs running back and senior co-captain Chris Armstrong made the biggest fumble recovery of the season.The play enabled the Red Raiders (7-2) to run out the clock on a pulsating 21-14 opening round win in the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs.“I saw the ball come out, fell on it, and celebrated with my teammates,” Armstrong said of his big play.And a raucous celebration it was for the seventh-seeded Raiders, who will travel to sixth-seeded Long Branch at a time and date still to be determined as of Saturday.“I don’t know those details,” Red Raider Head Coach Kevin Smith told his team. “What I do know is we are advancing in the playoffs!”Ocean City’s Brady Rauner (20) closes in on Mainland running back Dennis Moreno.What a difference eight days makes. Last Friday, Mainland handed O.C. a 21-6 regular season loss on the same field in a game with the “Bridge Trophy” at stake as well as the right to have the Ninth Street Causeway bridge lit up in green. The Stangs’ win then improved their record to 8-0, and clinched at least a tie for the West Jersey Football League Independence Division title.Then to the surprise of most observers, the state paired the two rivals for the rematch, again at the home field of the second-seeded Stangs. Originally scheduled for Friday night, the clash was moved to Saturday afternoon because of security concerns. For the second week in a row, a big crowd nearly filled the “Mustang Corral.”“Last week (Mainland) was tougher than we were,” Smith said. “Things were different this time. As the game went on, you could see the kids’ confidence building.”It didn’t start out that way. The Raiders looked tentative on their first two possessions, consecutive three-and-outs. Mainland then went 62 yards on nine plays, capped by Zack Graziotto’s 15-yard TD pass to Mike Ordille, and the extra point kick made it 7-0.Ocean City answered with a drive of its own to close out the first quarter and start the second. The Raiders, who failed to generate many big plays the week before, connected on a 49-yard Joe Repetti-to-Jake Schneider TD.Even though Jaquan Mace blocked the point after attempt and Mainland would take the 7-6 lead to the locker room at the half, the TD seemed to awaken the Raiders and their fans.“You know kids,” Smith said of the momentum shift. “Sometimes they don’t know what they can do until they actually do it.”Just before halftime, Brian Beckmann, who was all over the field all day for O.C., blocked a 30-yard Mainland field goal attempt, recovered the ball and returned it as time expired.The momentum swing continued to open the second half. The O.C. defensive line rotation of Will Drain, Michael Williscroft, Michael Rhodes, Matt Christy, Mike Gray and Armstrong, which had its way with the Stangs’ O-line most of the game, forced a three-and-out. Then, Gray crashed through to block the Mainland punt, giving the Red Raiders the ball at the Stangs’ 20.“I read a statistic somewhere that stated teams that block a punt win 90 percent of the time,” Smith said.Four plays later, Repetti and Schneider cashed in with their second TD connection of the game, a 7 -yarder.Smith elected to go for the two-point conversion. Tight end Brad Jamison made a spectacular catch in traffic of Repetti’s rollout and delivery. The call and executed conversion effectively wiped out the earlier blocked extra-point try, making it 14-7, O.C.A remarkable sequence unfolded later in the third. Repetti’s pass to Beckmann was tipped by defender Amir Vick, then by Beckmann and caught on the fly by Vick for Mainland’s third interception of the game.The Mustangs proceeded to march to their 44, where they faced a fourth-and-one. Mainland Coach Chuck Smith elected to go for it. However, Graziotto’s keeper was stuffed for a loss by most of the Ocean City line.Ocean City senior co-captain, two-way lineman Chris Armstrong in the postgame handshake line after his game-saving fumble recovery.Repetti, who earlier converted a third down with a 13-yard run, this time saw an opening up the middle and scampered 33 yards for the touchdown, with Brendan McGonigle’s point after boot making it 21-7 and setting the stage for the frantic closing moments.“You guys showed a tremendous amount of heart,” Smith told his Red Raiders afterwards.He patted his chest as he said it, perhaps indicating his own heart had skipped a beat during those closing seconds.Playoff Game Notes: Linebacker-running back Jake Inserra, recovering from a broken finger, was a major presence on both sides of the ball, running it seven times for 27 yards, unofficially.“I felt that in a game like this, Jake was going to do a good job for us. He went from a large cast to a smaller one,” Smith said, explaining why Inserra got the call more often than in some previous games.Mainland had an apparent Ja’Briel Mace TD called back on a seldom-seen penalty: assisting the runner. Mace, who torched the Raiders most of the first meeting, was mostly held in check by the D-line.Mainland’s Jake Cook, who had two touchdown receptions against the Raiders last week, had a 27-yard reception in the second quarter and took the lateral on the Stangs’ stunning late hook-and-lateral play. Gaziotto’s pass went to Dan Misa, who turned his back on the oncoming defenders and flipped the ball back to Cook.Smith attributed part of their success to the team’s “next play” mentality. In this concept, the coaches stress putting bad plays and dubious calls by the officials – of which there were several, affecting both teams – in the rear view mirror and moving on.The loss was a bitter pill for Mainland, which came into the game undefeated and with high expectations. Last year, the Mustangs made the playoffs and lost in the first round to eventual South Jersey champ Shawnee.This time around, their hope was to advance in the postseason and keep their perfect record going. Despite their disappointment, the Stangs showed a lot of sportsmanship with their postgame comportment and gracious comments toward the visitors.Following Armstrong’s fumble recovery, Ocean City killed off the final seconds, with Repetti taking a knee in “victory formation” to set off wild celebrations on the field and sideline, and in the crowded O.C. stands. Even the O.C. coaches were unrestrained, embracing each other and their charges.Ocean City and Mainland students and student-athletes displayed sportsmanship before, during and after the game.last_img read more

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Teenager recovering after being struck by vehicle

first_img Twitter WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Teenager recovering after being struck by vehicle WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – May 30, 2020 0 550 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) A teenager is recovering after being struck by a car.It happened on Friday afternoon, May 29, at 933 and Darden Road in South Bend.The teen was on his bicycle and rode into traffic and was struck.The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene.The teen’s injuries are not considered life-threatening. Pinterest Google+ Previous article$100 million heading to Indiana to upgrade the South Shore lineNext articleSuspect arrested, victim recovering after shooting in Benton Township 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

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India has high hopes ties with US will deepen under Biden

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — India has high hopes its ties with the United States will deepen under President Joe Biden. He was a key proponent of the 2008 civil nuclear deal between the countries and his administration includes several Indian Americans. The nuclear accord let India get hi-tech gear and technology it wanted and ended India’s isolation after it conducted nuclear tests in 1998 and refused to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Relations between the world’s two largest democracies are driven in part by their desire to maintain strong ties as a counter to China.last_img read more

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Brian Kelly to build on community

first_imgNow that the players knows what is demanded of them off the field, Kelly said they are more committed to their job, which, he said, is not being just a football player but being a Notre Dame football player.  Hoping to redefine what it means to be a football player at Notre Dame, Kelly gave a description of what he hopes people see when they look at the team.  “The number one thing I talk to my players about is whether or not they care,” he said. “If you aren’t excited to play for the University of Notre Dame then you are not going to play here.” “My job is to reconnect some of the things that I believe haven’t been emphasized in the proper manner,” Kelly said to the students. “This is not a relationship of separation. It should be all of us together.” Kelly said he saw a divide between student-athletes and the rest of the student body when he arrived on campus this past winter. He said he believes football is the best way to “get the bridge between students and athletes back.”  “The kind of guys that I am recruiting here now are going to be hardworking and they better recognize the value of the Notre Dame education,” he said. “Not all of them will be on the same elite level as the students in this room, but they are going to work their butts off.” Kelly said he doesn’t want to have players who don’t understand the importance of the University they represent when they run out onto the field.   Irish head football coach Brian Kelly told students that the football team needs to “get back to a collegiate sense of community” at a meeting with student government Tuesday.Speaking to members of the Hall Presidents’ Council (HPC) and the Council of Representatives (COR) at the Guglielmino Athletics Complex, Kelly described the overhaul the football team recently underwent — and he wasn’t talking in terms of offense and defense. Instead, Kelly said he was expecting the football team to get rid of the attitude of “us” and “them” and become a part of the student body.center_img Elaborating on what he thought was the right personality for his football team, Kelly told the students the players they will be seeing will bear little resemblance to some of recent years. “We’re not going to be bringing in guys who want to hang out here while they wait for the NFL. Those days are over,” he said. “I want guys who want to play for Our Lady — I usually get what I want.” In a personal attempt to have his players engage more with the student body, Kelly said he is looking for some different characteristics when it comes to recruiting.  “My players should understand that if they’re going to come to Notre Dame, it’s going to be about being at a unique place,” he said. “There is a uniqueness to us that doesn’t make us better or worse, but it makes us different. The right kinds of guys understand that.” “At the end of the day, I am looking for tough gentlemen — tough on the field and gentlemen off,” he said. “I want the players to reengage with something that is really unique to Notre Dame,” he said. “Part of that is the community and the love students have for what happens on this campus.”last_img read more

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Husky Announces Expansion Plans in Milton

first_imgHusky Injection Molding Systems has announced a $13 million expansion plan for its Milton, Vermont plant. The expansion could bring as many as 100 jobs to the area within the next year. Husky has begun the hiring with 50 new jobs now with the prospect of hiring an additional 50 over the coming year. These jobs would be in engineering, manufacturing and support.Plans include a 17,000 square foot addition to the Husky plant located on North Road in Milton. There are plans to move part of the operation to a 20,000 square foot plant in the Catamount Industrial Park in Milton.The construction will start as soon as permits are in hand and completion of the project is slated for September.Husky manufactures molds and machines for the plastics industry and employs 400 at its Milton Plant.last_img read more

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3 compliance hotspots for your credit union in 2016

first_img2015 culminated with one of the biggest changes to ever impact mortgage lending, the disclosure integration of Truth in Lending and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Full compliance with the new rule is something many credit unions are still working on and that will continue to be the case in 2016. Beyond that, though, three areas stand out as compliance hotspots for 2016: the implications of money service businesses on your Bank Secrecy Act program, compliance management expectations, and the complaint management process.MSBs and Your BSA ProgramMSBs are entities that generally provide products and services involving money orders, traveler’s checks, currency exchange, check cashing, and the like. These products and services often involve cash and currency and can correspond to a greater risk of fraud and money laundering. Consequently, more due diligence is required to manage that risk and avoid BSA violations.A phenomenon among mega-banks known as “derisking” increases the likelihood MSBs will approach credit unions to establish account relationships. When mega-banks “derisk” an MSB, they decide the BSA risk is too great to provide account services to that MSB. Further, instead of spending the time and resources necessary to conduct initial and ongoing due diligence on individual MSBs and manage the risk, mega-banks may decide to not work with any MSBs and avoid the due diligence and BSA risk all together. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Wolf Administration Hosts Local Food Alliance Event

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 20, 2017 Wolf Administration Hosts Local Food Alliance Eventcenter_img Education,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – Today, First Lady Frances Wolf was joined by Department of Education Secretary Pedro Rivera and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding as she hosted a meeting for local food alliances to develop partnerships and establish ways to address regional food alliance gaps. Additionally, the First Lady called upon state legislators to strongly consider the additional $2 million in critical funding to increase the existing school breakfast program.“This is an issue that is deeply important to both the governor and me,” First Lady Wolf said. “We have seen firsthand how hunger affects families and communities and we are personally committed to ending hunger in Pennsylvania. This $2 million is a relatively small, but smart investment that will have an enormous return. Children who start their day with necessary nutrition grow up smarter, healthier, and stronger, resulting in a smarter, healthier, and stronger Pennsylvania.”The funding will be administered through the Department of Education as competitive grants to schools that adopt alternative breakfast delivery models, including “Breakfast After the Bell” models in elementary schools and “Grab ‘n’ Go” models in middle and high schools. The funds will be targeted to those schools with student populations with more than 60 percent of children receiving subsidized meals, and will leverage up to an additional $20 million in federal funding.The meeting is one step in meeting the goal of establishing a local food alliance in every county to combat hunger in Pennsylvania communities specified in the administration’s food security plan – Setting the Table: Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA (Blueprint).“The local food alliances are critical to accomplishing the goal of the Blueprint,” said Wolf. “Each group understands the needs of community members and the issues individuals they serve face every day. I would like to thank each alliance and its members for their tireless efforts to combat food insecurities across Pennsylvania.”The Blueprint was released in September 2016, to address hunger in PA, and as a response to Governor Wolf’s executive order establishing the Governor’s Food Security Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership compromised of the secretaries of the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Health, and Human Services, established the following goals by 2020:Every county and/or region in Pennsylvania will have a local food alliance to combat hunger in their local communities.The SNAP participation rate will increase from 90 percent to 98 percent or higher.The number of children benefiting from free and reduced price meals during the school year (linked to nutrition programs in summer) will increase from 20 percent to 30 percent.Sixty percent of students benefiting from free and reduced priced school meals will participate in school breakfast. This is an increase from 47 percent in 2014-15.The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program redemption rate will increase from 308,000 to 340,000 checks annually.Double SNAP Bucks will be available at all highly accessible, high-need farmers’ markets, and additional SNAP recipients will have access to SNAP employment and training and SNAP education.Pennsylvanians will have streamlined access to food security information and benefits.The average number of people participating in WIC programs will increase from over 245,000 to 260,000.Pennsylvania will improve access to healthy, nutritious food.For more information on Governor Wolf’s proposed budget, click here.For more information and resources to fight hunger throughout the commonwealth, visit www.dhs.pa.gov/ending-hunger.last_img read more

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