Property software giant Reapit has found a new CEO three months after previous incumbent Gary Barker quit to join Boomin.Reapit’s new boss is Mark Armstrong who takes over from interim CEO Adrian Gill, who is to remain with the company.Armstrong brings with him over 30 years of experience in the IT industry having worked in senior leadership roles in diverse sectors including enterprise application support, application development, SaaS and business process management.Before joining Reapit, Armstrong was the Group Vice-President and General Manager EMEA at Rimini Street, a market leader in third-party support. Prior to that he held positions at Progress and LexisNexis, where he was responsible for driving many of the property industry data integration standards.Reapit and its customers across the globe are expected to benefit significantly from Armstrong’s international experience and in-depth understanding of delivering market leading technology.Park Durrett (left), MD of Accel-KKR (which backed Reapit’s management buyout in 2017) and a member of the board, says: “Mark’s accomplished background in software and technology services makes him an ideal candidate to take over the CEO position at Reapit”.Armstrong, says: “Reapit is a strong business and a respected, well-known brand name in the proptech sphere, and I am looking forward to working with everyone on the team to continue delivering feature-rich, innovative estate agency CRM solutions for agents across the UK and internationally.Former CEO Gary Barker left the company but announced soon afterward he would not be joining Boomin after all.Mark Armstrong Park Durrett gary barker Reapit November 19, 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 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 » BREAKING: Reapit reveals new CEO three months after Barker’s shock departure previous nextProptechBREAKING: Reapit reveals new CEO three months after Barker’s shock departureProptech giant names Mark Armstrong, an IT industry senior player with some property industry experience, as its new boss.Nigel Lewis19th November 20200520 Views
Dear Friends,I’m happy to report that Ocean City received a clean audit report for the past year without any corrective findings or recommendations.Detailed audits are required by the state for all municipalities and conducted by outside accounting firms to ensure that sound financial practices are maintained. Because city budgets are so complex, it’s very common for auditors to make recommendations. But Ocean City has not received a single finding or recommendation since 2008.The clean audits are testament to the hard work, experience and professionalism of Financial Director Frank Donato, his staff and the entire city team. They’re also an important factor in the exceptional AA bond ratings that help Ocean City borrow money at low interest rates. That allows us to continue our aggressive capital plans.On Thursday, City Council approved the first reading of a bond ordinance that appropriates almost $19 million for work throughout the city, mostly for drainage projects and road improvements. The ordinance puts money in place for major work in two of the most flood-prone neighborhoods in Ocean City: the areas surrounding the Simpson-Haven-West corridor between First Street and Eighth Street, and between 26th Street and 34th Street. Both projects will utilize pumping stations to help remove water from flooded streets more quickly.While no design will be able to prevent all flooding at low elevations on our island, this work will make a significant difference in quality of life for residents, and Ocean City remains committed to seeing these projects done right and done as quickly as possible. A public meeting to solicit feedback on detailed plans for the 26th-to-34th project is scheduled for August 30 at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center. An exhaustive and ongoing permitting process will dictate the final schedule for both projects.Finally, I’d like to encourage everybody to take advantage of all that Ocean City has to offer in the final month of the season. August is here, and there are still plenty of great events to be enjoyed. If you haven’t already, get out to see shows by the Ocean City Pops, the Ocean City Theater Company or in the Monday night concert series (the Bacon Brothers, Citizen Cope, Lucinda Williams and Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin tribute bands are on the schedule). Visit the box office at the Ocean City Music Pier or check for tickets at ocnj.us/boxoffice.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor
By Doug Otto Ocean City American Legion Post 524 will welcome another veteran family to “America’s Favorite Family Resort” on Sunday September 17th, when it welcomes US Air Force Master Sergeant Matthew Miller and his family for an all-expenses paid week’s vacation, courtesy of the service organization’s Rest & Relaxation Program.The Miller’s will be honored during a welcoming ceremony at Post 524, following a police and fire department escort into town, along with a motorcycle accompaniment by the Legion Riders from Somers Point American Legion Post 352.A free condominium for the week, as well as a multitude of gifts from local Ocean City businesses, will be given to the Miller’s as a way to say “Thank You for your service and sacrifice.”MSgt. Miller manages 230 personnel who maintain KC-10 refueling aircraft. He also oversees more than 30 personnel who help ready and deploy aircraft for worldwide operations.For the past five years, MSgt Miller has been stationed at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Ft. Dix-Lakehurst, where he is a technical instructor. Previously, he was stationed at Travis AFB in California and McConnell AFB in Kansas, during which time he deployed six times.MSgt Miller has deployed to the United States CENTCOM Area Of Responsibility (which stretches from Northeast Africa across the Middle East to Central and South Asia) seven times in the last 15-years. He has received four Commendation medals, one Achievement medal, and several annual/quarterly awards.The Miller family includes the Staff Sergeant’s wife, Renee, along with his three children; sons: Carsten, (age 5) and Torin, (age 3), and daughter: Awyn, (age 1.)This is the fifth consecutive year that Ocean City’s American Legion Post 524 has hosted military service personnel and their families while they enjoy our shore community and its many amenities.“The Veterans Rest & Relaxation Program began in 2013 as a way to pay tribute to servicemen and women for sacrifices made during their time in the military,” said R & R Program Chairman Jerry Bonner. “Whenever military personnel are deployed, their families also share in that deployment and we support their efforts as well.”
By Lesley GrahamOcean City outlasted Toms River East, 46-41, Saturday in a tough South Jersey Group 3 girls’ basketball semifinal playoff game that pitted the No. 2 seed against No. 3.The Red Raiders’ win sets up a showdown Monday against archrival Mainland in the South Jersey final.The starting five for Ocean City consisted of Danielle Donoghue, Abbey Fenton, Tori Rolls, Lauren Mirsky and Emma Finnegan. Tom River East’s Kamryn Lister led all scorers with 14 points, while both Finnegan and Fenton had 13 for Ocean City.The game did not disappoint fans, with high-paced action and momentum swings from start to finish. Ocean City came in as the No. 2 seed, while Toms River East was ranked No. 3.Ocean City High School boys’ basketball coach John Bruno, left, and girls’ coach Paul Baruffi both recorded their 400th career win this season.Ocean City Head Coach Paul Baruffi, who recorded his 400th career win with the playoff victory, talked about how the momentum played a role in the big match-up.“Basketball is a game of spurts,” Baruffi said. “We had it early, they came on, we got it back, they came on.”With the final quarter of play underway, Ocean City found itself in the hot seat and its lead dwindling.With the clock reading 1:35 to play, the Red Raiders were battling to keep the lead they had held all game, after a made bucket and one called foul for Toms River East.The back-and-forth flow kept the game close, with East only down by two. Fortunately for Ocean City, with only 30 seconds to play, East was called for a travel violation and the Red Raiders were awarded the ball.Lauren Mirsky was fouled in transition and hit both of her foul shots, padding the Red Raiders’ lead to five with 5.5 seconds to play.Ocean City ran out the final seconds of the game to secure the victory and a chance to face rival Mainland in the Group 3 final on Monday. Ocean City’s Lauren Mirsky defends a shot.When asked about the storied rivalry with Mainland, Baruffi said, “We just have to go play. We will play our game, play hard and work hard.”The Red Raiders will face top seed Mainland on Monday night at Mainland. Game time is 5 p.m.Ocean City will look to carry momentum from the win over Toms River East into the South Jersey championship playoff game against Mainland.The Red Raiders came out hot to start the game, getting two big three-pointers from Fenton in the first eight minutes of play. East looked uneasy against Ocean City’s defense and was unable to find quality looks at the basket. Ocean City led 19-6 at the end of the first quarter. Ocean City’s Tori Rolls plays defense against a Toms River East ballhandler.The second quarter started slow, with both teams scoreless for the first two minutes of play until Toms River East scored on a foul shot.Ocean City struggled to find a rhythm in the second quarter with less offensive output, more turnovers and more fouls. Toms River East was able to close the gap, trailing by 26-19 heading to the locker room at halftime.Toms River East found momentum in the second half, cutting the Ocean City lead to 4. East went on an offensive run, scoring 10 points in 5 minutes.Even though the Red Raiders were able to convert on the offensive side of the ball, they forced passes and lacked crispness in their ball movement, which kept Toms River East’s hopes alive. At the end of the third quarter, Ocean City held a 35-31 advantage.Danielle Donoghue works inside to score a basket over two defenders. Ocean City’s Danielle Donoghue, arms raised, clamps down with tough defense in the playoff win.
Premier’s £1.2bn takeover of RHM came as a surprise to many investors, but the company has demonstrated an appetite for iconic British brands in the past.Since its stock market flotation two years ago, Premier has acquired Bird’s custard and Angel Delight brands, and the company behind the meat substitute brand Quorn for £172m. In July it also acquired Campbell’s Soup, which includes Oxo, Batchelor soups and Homepride sauces, in a £460m deal.After the RHM deal, Premier’s finance director Paul Thomas said the company was still looking for more UK brands to add to its portfolio and had the financial capacity to pursue further acquisitions.The RHM deal is predicted by industry commentators to put pressure on rivals such as Associated British Foods and Northern Foods.For the year ending 31 December 2005, Premier Foods reported sales of £790m and operating profits of £102m. The company wants to get a larger part of sales from branded products, which offer a higher rate of return, than making goods under supermarkets own-brands.The deal with RHM will leave Premier as the UK’s biggest food producer with combined sales of around £2.6bn per year.RHM has annual sales of over £1.5bn and over 15,000 employees at approximately 50 locations.For the year ended 29 April 2006, RHM reported sales of £1.56bn and profit of £174m. RHM reported gross assets of £1.35bn and net debt of £676m.Investment group Doughty Hanson floated RHM in July 2005 and retained a 33% shareholding in the company. It first sold stock to investors in July 2005 at 275p. RHM was valued at 352.45p per share by Premier in the deal. Despite high wheat and energy costs, RHM announced. In October that its first-half sales rose 2%.Premier has predicted annual synergies of £85m over the next three years. According to press reports, these will come from £50m worth of cost reductions at manufacturing facilities, a further £25m will come from lower purchasing costs and £10m from closing RHM’s head office in Buckinghamshire, which employs 100 people.Premier Foods was represented by Rothschild and Merrill Lynch in the deal. RHM was represented by Credit Suisse and Citigroup.
Has it been twenty years already? Phish released their classic album Billy Breathes on October 15th, 1996, and the album launched the band in new directions. Released during the height of the band’s most creative period, Billy Breathes contains absolute classics like “Free”, “Theme From the Bottom”, “Character Zero”, “Taste”, and “Waste”, marking a shift towards the band’s more generally-accessible songwriting.With that in mind, beloved venue Brooklyn Bowl has teamed up with Brookladelphia to put together the ultimate 20th birthday party for Billy Breathes. Twenty Years Later: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Phish’s Billy Breathes will find six up-and-coming jam bands performing original sets of music, all while weaving the entirety of Billy Breathes into the night’s setlist. The bands–Aqueous, Jimkata, Teddy Midnight, Cousin Earth, Escaper, and Bad Faces–will divvy up the album and spread its songs throughout the night, with each band delivering their unique take on tracks from the classic album.The show will take place on Sunday, November 6th, and tickets are on-sale now (and can be purchased at this link). You can find more info on the show and the artists involved at Brooklyn Bowl’s website.We can’t wait to get to the Bowl to celebrate one of our all-time favorite albums!
The #MeToo surge against sexual abuse provides opportunities for pivotal societal change, but challenges too Related The event also aimed to look ahead “to new directions in feminism, social movements, employment law, and of course in campus life,” said Jane Kamensky, the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library.David Laibson, who was part Harvard’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault and helped design a campus climate survey distributed to 20,000 students in 2015, addressed its findings and some of the challenges facing higher education. The survey results said that of the more than 60 percent of women in the class who responded, 31 percent said they had experienced some sort of unwanted sexual contact.Students on a college or university campus may worry that reporting an assault will harm their friendships, their standing in the community, or even their relationship with doctoral advisers who often have “enormous power over that person’s future,” said Laibson, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics.Evelynn Hammonds, the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science, noted that “black women’s intersectional experiences of racism and sexism have been a central but often forgotten dynamic in the unfolding of feminist and anti-racist agendas,” and she urged listeners to remember the women from any background, race, or class who want their stories heard.“When we talk about reporting, we have to take into account the different locations of the women and all people who are victims of sexual assault. We have to tell a more complicated story, provide more strenuous pathways for people to speak.”,With her eye on history, Jill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, said the oft-cited generational divide between older and younger feminists is a manifestation of a longstanding rift in the women’s movement between the protectionists, who are eager to hold on to special rights gradually gained for women over time, and the equalizers, who push for a more sweeping, equal-rights-for-all agenda.It can be helpful to remember that this deep divide “is with us still,” said Lepore, noting that many people opposed to the direction of Title IX litigation and #MeToo see such efforts as protectionist in nature.Lepore also recalled the campaign against sex criminals in 1937 by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover used the effort as a political tool to push aside people “with the act of scandalizing their private affairs,” and helped usher in McCarthyism, said Lepore. She called the effort a cautionary tale for the #MeToo movement.“I almost in a way hate to raise the specter of such a terrifying and fearsome piece of American political and social and sexual history, but I do think it’s the kind of story that we do need to face as we try to determine the future direction of a movement that could lead to lasting change and real justice, but could equally well — and history might suggest [would] — lead to something itself quite terrible.”,For Harvard Law School’s Jeannie Suk Gersen, recent statements from U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg point to another divisive debate. Asked about the #MeToo movement in a recent interview, Ginsburg said due process must not be ignored. Gersen, the John H. Watson Jr. Professor of Law, agreed.“One of the salient, and in my mind, very unfortunate aspects of the current moment is how a commitment to due process or fairness has become associated with one side, with men’s rights, with Betsy DeVos and her decision to rescind the Obama administration’s policies on Title IX,” which protects people from sex discrimination in education or other programs receiving federal aid, said Gersen.She echoed Ginsburg’s assertion that “the commitment to gender equality and to procedural fairness have to go together.” Due process, added Gersen, is “for guilty people and innocent people alike. It is overall about the legitimacy of the system that we can believe in.” The women’s revolt: Why now, and where to In October, accusations of sexual assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a wave of allegations against other high-profile men in the media and beyond and powered a social movement demanding change.But what seems like a new cultural conversation to some has been years in the making. Even the phrase that has defined the movement, captured in the viral internet campaign #MeToo, was born long before the Twitter and hashtag rage. Activist Tarana Burke first used “Me Too” for the name of her 2006 crusade to raise awareness about sexual assault.The movement’s roots and its present and future impact were the focus of a discussion with Harvard scholars on Monday night at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, organized by the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and moderated by Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
Star Files Sutton Foster View Comments Remember when T-Swift said, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”? Or was that Madeleine Albright? Katie Couric? Anyway, we remember, and so does Hilary Duff, and she’s got Tony winner Sutton Foster’s back. Take a look at this new clip from the upcoming TV Land series Younger, which stars Foster as a divorced mother from Jersey who—while in her 40s—disguises herself Tootsie-style as a 20-something to help kickstart her new career. The new comedy has shifted its premiere, and will now debut on March 31, 2015.
CUs need to enable their members to move at the speed of life today.by: Mark SievewrightOn Nov. 3, 1962, The New York Times printed a particularly bold headline: “Pocket Computer May Replace Shopping List; Inventor Says Device Could Tell Grocery in Advance What Customer Needs.”This was written back when credit cards were just being introduced to the world—and well before ATMs became the new, automated banking option in the 1970s and 1980s.Although the world has changed quite a bit over the past few decades, the foundation for our digitized and mobilized ecosystem has been apparent for more than 50 years.In the new millennium, we are transitioning toward digital and mobile financial services, benefiting both credit unions and their members in the process.However, despite substantial investments in digital and mobile technology, credit unions have yet to maximize adoption rates—and return on investment—from their membership. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Freeport woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 500 identities across 31 states–info she used to fund vacations, lease a BMW and buy furniture, authorities said.Seerojnie Ram pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of identity theft, grand larceny, scheme to defraud, criminal possession fo a forged instrument, falsifying business records and offering a false instrument for filing.“The evidence of identity theft and financial fraud uncovered in this case is staggering–and serves as a wake-up call for anyone who is not already aware of this widespread and growing sector of illegal activity,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 47-year-old woman fraudulently filed more than 200 personal income tax returns to the Internal Revenue Service, as well as in New York, West Virginia, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Kentucky from Oct. 1, 2013 until her arrest this week.Ram allegedly stole the identities of disabled and dead people–a practice known as “ghosting”–forged change of address forms with the U.S. Postal Service and IRS, applied for credit and debit cards using more than 50 fake names and opened checking accounts in made-up identities.When investigators executed a search warrant at her home, authorities said they seized computers, hundreds of credit cards and forged documents, including a high school diploma. She also filed for bankruptcy this year and received Medicaid benefits, prosecutors said.The alleged scheme unraveled when U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigators noticed mail of many different people was being sent to the same address.Judge James Darcy set bail for Ram at $250,000 cash or bond. If convicted, she faces up to 3-1/2 to seven years in prison. She is due back in court Monday.