KeyNest gets technical in key management

first_imgHome » News » KeyNest gets technical in key management previous nextProptechKeyNest gets technical in key managementThe Negotiator31st October 20170489 Views London estate agency LiFE Residential has launched LiFE Ventures, a new investment arm of the business to support early stage start-ups in the property sector.It acts as a micro fund, offering seed investment and an incubator programme to early stage start-ups, concentrating mainly on PropTech. Its most recent investment has been to KeyNest, a start-up set on eliminating the hassle caused by collecting and depositing keys.KeyNest, says LiFE Ventures, solves the pain point of time-wasting and insecure key handovers between different user groups such as host and guest, agent and tenant or contractor, busy residents, and cleaners. Keys can be dropped in partner locations, then securely picked up by with a single-use code.KeyNest launched in June 2016 with 10 partner locations in London and already has over 100 locations across the country. “KeyNest has already proven its huge value-add to serviced apartment operators. We are investing because key management and key exchanges sometimes can be challenging for estate agents – something KeyNest can finally solve. We are confident that lost keys and expensive key exchange processes will be a thing of the past thanks to KeyNest,” said Jonathan Werth, MD at LiFE Residential.http://lifeventures.tech/https://www.keynest.com key management Keynest start-ups technical key management October 31, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’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

OCIS Faculty, Students Rock the House at Lip Sync & Talent Show

first_imgA packed house looked on at the Ocean City Intermediate School Thursday night for the annual Lip Sync and Talent Show.The event commemorated the school’s 50th anniversary, and the students and faculty members taking part in the festivities did so in fine fashion.The teachers kicked things off and had the auditorium rocking as they performed a medley of David Bowie tunes. “Space Oddity,” “Fashion,” “Under Pressure,” and “Let’s Dance” were a few of the songs performed in a tribute to the Thin White Duke.The teachers performed the finale of the nearly two-hour show, bringing the house down.Not to be outdone, Madison Majors and Lorelei Mullins kicked of the students’ portion with a rousing rendition of “Grown Woman” by Beyonce. “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor was performed by Keria Janto, Riley Madden, Sophia Tucker and Riley Robinson. That was followed by “Speak Life” and “Mac Daddy,” both by Toby Mac, performed by Natalie Argentino, and Caeli Barber and Lexi Hart, respectively, and featuring a special guest.Mr. Haines welcomed the audience and Mr. Verducci kept the proceedings moving along smoothly throughout 17 acts as Master of Ceremonies. DJ for the event was Mr. Beseris, known by his alter ego, “DJ Mr. B.”“Gold” by Brit Nicole was performed by Natalie Argento and Sarah Gleason; “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars was lip synched by James and Jeremiah Craver and “I Know What You Did Last Summer” by Shawn Mendez was performed by Natalia Cesari, Sofia Keir, Ashley Sperduto-Meng and Katie Muller.In a tribute to the 80s, Noelle Graham, Lilly Teofanova, Ava Kelly and Sarah performed a rousing version of M.C. Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This.”“Bang My Head” by Sia was performed by the Intermediate School’s newest performing arts club, Mocean City. The group is comprised of 7th and 8th grade girls and is coached by members of the Advanced Dance Class of Ocean City High School.  Members of the group included Sarah Burgos, Teagan DeMeglio, Gigi Gagliardi Varallo.“Faithfully” by Journey was performed by Julia Wilson and a “Donald Trump Remix” added some politically-themed humor to the proceedings thanks to Joni Dice, Katie Bowman, Chad Callahan, Luke Gallagher, Sydney Rossiter, Viva Mulhal, Sarah Burgos and a special guest.“Cuts That Spell” was performed by Gigi Gagliardi and the United States Pop of 2014” by DJ Earworm was interpreted by by Ashley Mathers, and Trinity Wojciechowski.Erik Wagner and Mark Faverzani did the classic Abbot and Costello comedy routine “Who’s on First.”The students’ finale act was “Who Runs the World” by Barden Bellas, performed by Ava Auwater, Marissa Guido, Laney Guido, Katie Mazzitelli, Brynn Bowman, Lauren Mirsky, Chole Mack and Cameryn Carr.Below are just two examples of the many talent filled acts of the night:last_img read more

Remembering Bob Weir’s Sit-In With Phish At Shoreline, 16 Years Ago Today [Listen]

first_imgThere’s a phrase that likes to circulate in our little scene called “passing the torch.” It’s one of those collections of words that gets uttered whenever a band member from an older generation collaborates with a band from a younger one. That’s what happened 16 years ago today, when Bob Weir joined Phish at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA.Interestingly, a similar situation occurred just one year prior, when the Grateful Dead’s own Phil Lesh joined Phish for a handful of songs (including some trampoline-inspired “You Enjoy Myself” jams) at Shoreline. Fast forward a year and a few weeks, and the band got the chance to perform with another member of the Grateful Dead.Bob Weir, a Bay Area native, emerged for a three song encore, including two Grateful Dead classics and a Phish original. They started the extended encore with a cover of Marty Robbins’ “El Paso,” sung by Weir of course, before high-tailing it into “Chalk Dust Torture.” Finally, the show ended with a powerful rendition of “West L.A. Fadeaway,” with Weir taking the vocals on the classic Jerry Garcia song.The full show can be streamed below, courtesy of nognuisagoodgnu.Your Phish.net setlist can be seen below.Setlist: Phish at Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA – 10/6/00Set 1: Carini, Stash, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Mellow Mood, Maze, The Moma Dance, Run Like an AntelopeSet 2: Heavy Things > Down with Disease[1] -> Spock’s Brain, The Inlaw Josie Wales, Rift, Cities > Sand > Golgi Apparatus, Brian and Robert, Bold As LoveEncore: El Paso[2], Chalk Dust Torture[3] > West L.A. Fadeaway[2][1] Unfinished.[2] Phish debut; Bob Weir guest appearance.[3] Bob Weir guest appearance.Glide was teased before the Carini opener and Jibboo was teased before Heavy Things. Disease was unfinished. The encore, which included the Phish debuts of El Paso and West L.A. Fadeaway, featured a Bob Weir guest appearance. Trey teased Chalk Dust after West. L.A. Fadeaway.last_img read more

Courtney Barnett Releases First Solo LP In 3 Years, Plays Rocking New Track On Fallon [Audio/Video]

first_imgOn Thursday night, ahead of the new album’s release, Courtney headed to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a performance of the new album’s “Nameless, Faceless” for the masses on late-night TV. You can check out the performance of the pensive new fuzz-rock number below:Courtney Barnett – “Nameless, Faceless” [Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]Courtney Barnett is out on tour now, with a full schedule of shows set for throughout this summer and fall around the world. In addition to theater dates in various markets, Barnett will hit a number of U.S. festivals, including Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival, Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and the recently-announced Treasure Island Festival, which is returning this year after a one-year hiatus.  Barnett will also deliver a performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York as part of the annual Celebrate Brooklyn series.For a full list of Courtney Barnett’s upcoming summer and fall tour dates, head over to her website. Today, Grammy-nominated Australian rocker Courtney Barnett released Tell Me How You Really Feel, her first full-length solo album since her 2015 debut, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. The new release follows her 2017 joint album with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. Tell Me How You Reall Feel was recorded at Soundspark Studios during July of 2017. The album sees Barnett once again link up with producers Dan Luscombe and Burke Reid, who produced her debut album. Kim and Kelley Deal to contribute to album track “Crippling Self-Doubt and a General Lack of Confidence”. You can stream Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel below via Spotify:Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel [Full Album]last_img read more

Financial stability impact of IFRS 9 ‘unknown’, Draghi concedes

first_imgThe European Systemic Risk Board does not yet understand the impact the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new financial instruments accounting rules will have on financial stability, its chairman Mario Draghi has confirmed.In a 29 February letter addressed to the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), the European Central Bank (ECB) chairman wrote: “While I appreciate the ECON committee wishes to receive a reaction from the [ESRB] at an early stage, I would like to signal that, although several member institutions of the ESRB have already taken a public stance on the issues you raise, the ESRB has not yet assessed the impact of the new accounting standards on the financial sector as a whole.”Draghi explained that this was down to the “poor quality of the data available and uncertainty as to whether – and if so how – capital regulation might change in the light of the new accounting rules”.The letter continues: “It should be noted that the time endorsement of IFRS 9 is a necessary condition for entities to make significant progress on its implementation. This may in turn result in the more reliable data needed for this project. “Indeed, there are significant interplays between accounting and regulation, and the ESRB is interested in how these might impact on financial stability – for example, in terms of pro-cyclicality of impairment and measurement requirements and the broader effects of fair value accounting.”Draghi concluded: “Given the need to fully understand the macroprudential implications, consider factual developments, including progress made on implementation, and involve the ESRB membership in a necessarily ample discussion, the ESRB may therefore respond to the ECON committee in the course of 2017.”The IASB has been working on International Financial Reporting Standard 9 (IFRS 9) since 2009 in a bid to replace its existing financial-instruments accounting standard.If the EU endorses the standard, it would apply to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.The new standard would be used extensively by systemically vital banks and insurance companies as the basis for their financial-asset accounting.There is a concern among IFRS-sceptic MEPs that the European Commission has succumbed to lobbying by banks and the wider accounting establishment.In a speech to the 2011 IFRS annual conference in Zurich in July, IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst said: “The endorsement of IFRS by Europe has been extremely important for IFRS. We still have a small problem now with IFRS 9.“There are many people who now think they should adopt it quickly because it gives a little bit more leeway in terms of the Greek government bonds.”Meanwhile, the European Union’s adviser on accounting matters, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, has already recommended the EU adopt IFRS 9.That endorsement has met stiff resistance from some quarters.In September, the UK’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum argued that EFRAG misapplied EU law in its endorsement advice on IFRS 9.In December, both the LAPFF and the EFRAG wrote to the EU’s internal market commissioner, Jonathan Hill, to clarify their position on IFRS 9.Both insisted they were in the right.On 8 January, the ECON committee wrote to Draghi and set out the Parliament’s concerns about IFRS 9.The committee wrote: “Given the importance of this new financial reporting standard, [ECON] is concerned about this lack of reliable quantitative data and assessment.“The impact of the introduction of IFRS 9 on financial stability in general, and on the amount of loan loss provisioning and banks’ regulatory capital in particular, is of concern to the committee.”The committee also invited the ESRB to comment on the impact of fair value measurement – plus any wider use of fair value under IFRS 9 – in relation to its macro-economic impact.In a bid to break the impasse, the European Commission invited academics from the Mannheim Business School to assess whether IFRS 9 satisfied the EU endorsement framework.Professors Jannis Bischof and Holger Daske responded: “We observe that prudential supervisors from Europe did not express significant concerns about the impact of IFRS 9 on financial stability and, when assessing the standard in its entirety, we do not foresee such an adverse impact.”They concluded: “Ultimately, it is a purely political decision how to weight these different costs and benefits of different parties. Overall, we still conclude IFRS 9 is likely to be conducive to the European public good, not at least because it is a better standard than its widely criticised predecessor IAS 39.”last_img read more

Wizards fire team president Ernie Grunfeld after 16 seasons

first_img Lakers’ LeBron James addresses being shut down, explains offseason motivation 2019 NBA Draft lottery: Knicks, Suns, Cavs close in on best odds for top pick A disappointing season has led to a change at the top for the Wizards as Washington announced Tuesday it has fired team president Ernie Grunfeld.“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes,” Ted Leonsis, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said in a statement.  “I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise.” Grunfeld was hired before 2003-04 and led Washington to a 568-724 record over the last 16 seasons with eight playoff appearances, though the Wizards never advanced past the conference semifinals.Grunfeld was given an extension in May 2017 before the Wizards finished eighth in the Eastern Conference and lost in the first round of the playoffs in 2017-18. Related Newscenter_img After that season, Leonsis wrote a letter to fans and noted “the team’s inconsistency was sometimes frustrating to watch.”“There’s no easy way to talk about a first-round loss. I’m disappointed, the team is disappointed and I know you, our fans, are disappointed,” Leonsis wrote. “Our singular goal in everything we do is to win a championship. You deserve it. Our city deserves it. It remains our first and only priority and I think our team showed this year that we have the pieces to make it happen.”  However, with a roster void of meaningful contributors beyond All-Star Bradley Beal, Washington is currently 32-46 and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference.Midseason acquisitions Jabari Parker (15.5 points per game) and Bobby Portis (14.3), are second and third, respectively, in scoring behind Beal, while highly compensated point guard John Wall only played 32 games before being shut down for the season in January with a heel injury.Senior VP of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard will take over Grunfeld’s duties and report to Leonsis as the team searches for a new president.last_img read more