An estate agency in Kidderminster has claimed to be the first in the world to integrate a new technology that has chopped the world up into three-by-three metre squares each with a unique name.Called What3Words it has until now largely been taken up by rescue services, but 52-year-old estate agent Andrew Hipkiss says his estate agency is the first on the planet to use the tech to help buyers find hard-to-pinpoint rural properties for viewings.Hipkiss, who runs three-branch Midlands agency Walton and Hipkiss, says he’s been interested in how the app could work for estate agents for some time.“We know how unreliable a postcode is, especially in rural areas. They often take you to a field,” he says.For sale board“This app can show you the exact location of a front door in a block of flats, where the parking space is, exactly where to put up a for sale board.“We are the first in the world, but this is going to escalate, especially when people download it and see the benefits.”What3Words was founded in 2013 by four London-based businessmen but is only now beginning to gain traction outside of the emergency rescue sector.That is how Hipkiss came across the proprietary geocode system, as it is officially known – in his spare time he works for the Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA).But his company is not quite the first to use the system within the industry – in December DezRez signed up to offer the service as a bolt-on to its property software platform.what3words Andrew Hipkiss Walton & Hipkiss dezrez February 9, 2021Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agency claims ‘world first’ as it embeds revolutionary viewings tech previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agency claims ‘world first’ as it embeds revolutionary viewings techWalton & Hipkiss says the What3Words platform will make it much easier for those tracking down out-of-the way properties.Nigel Lewis9th February 202105,416 Views
Preemptive Strike Wins 2yo Race HENDERSON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2016) — Rise Up led all the way to take Ellis Park’s $42,000 seventh race by 3 1/4 lengths Friday in near track-record time under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr.It was a money-won allowance race with a $50,000 claiming option. But it attracted what might have been the best group of older male horses in one race at Ellis Park in years, with five of the seven starters being stakes-winners.“This was really a small graded race more than anything,” said Hernandez, who rode Rise Up for trainer Tom Amoss. “But our horse figured. He’s a millionaire. He’s a nice horse, and he’s fast. He had the 1 hole, and like Tom said, he needs the lead. We went ahead and put him on the lead and let him be fast.”Amoss watched the race while onset as a analyst on the New York Racing Association’s Saratoga Live broadcast.“There’s no secret to the kind of horse Rise Up is,” Amoss said by phone during a commercial break. “He’s a horse whose heart gets big if he can make the lead out of the gate. We were able to do that today, and he ran a really good race. He ran them off their feet.“I love this guy. I’m proud of him. It was his first win of the year, but he has to have things his way. And that makes him tough. It really does.”Rise Up got away with an uncontested first quarter-mile in 23.63 seconds, then picked up the pace with a 22.42 second-quarter. He had plenty left to down-gear to a final eighth-mile in 12.79 seconds to prevail comfortably while finishing the mile in 1:34.77. That was 36/100th of a second off Looking Cool’s 2014 track record. Rise Up paid $8 to win as the co-second choice.“The track is quicker. But he ran fast as well,” Hernandez said. “Tom said he has a couple of issues where sometimes he gets a little nervous in the gate and that’s what gets him beat. But he stood in there like a perfect gentleman. And when he left there like he did, I just let him go on and be fast… Then you force whoever is behind you to get to chasing you a little bit and kind of rip the heart out of them more than anything.”Rise Up, a son of Lockport Harbor owned by Paul Van Doren, now is 9-3-5 in 26 starts, earning $1,074,925.Ulanbator, winner of last year’s Schaefer Memorial at Indiana Grand, put on the closest heat but still was a couple of lengths back early on under Chris Landeros. “I wish there was more speed, for somebody to go get him,” Landeros said of Rise Up. “I didn’t want to take anything away from my horse, because I was already in a position. But I also didn’t want to use it too early. Because I wanted him to finish today. He’s run against some tougher fields, but my main thing was to get his confidence and to let him run late. I wish there had been more pace. But regardless, he ran hard and fought to the end.”Raagheb and Joe Rocco Jr. rallied to finish another three-quarters of a length back in third, followed by Coin Broker, favored Cougar Ridge, Jessica’s Star and Far Right, last year’s late-running winner of Oaklawn Park’s Smarty Jones Stakes and Grade 3 Southwest and the Arkansas Derby runner-up to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.2-Year-Old Watch: Colebrook Strikes AgainPreemptive Strike, ridden by Joe Rocco, led all the way in his second start to capture Friday’s 5 1/2-furlong turf maiden race by a half-length over the promising Dig Charlie Dig in the field of eleven 2-year-olds.Preemptive Strike is out the same mare as Surgical Strike, winner of the Grade 3 Arlington Classic on grass and Turfway Park’s John Battaglia on Polytrack. Both horses are trained by Ben Colebrook, who will run another one of their relatives, the 2-year-old debut-winning filly Caroline Test, in Saturday’s Ellis Park Juvenile against males.In his first start, Preemptive Strike, a son of Florida Derby and Blue Grass winner Harlan’s Holiday, stopped badly to lose by 33 lengths on dirt at Churchill Downs.“I couldn’t believe how bad he ran, because I really love the horse,” Colebrook said. “… He’s always trained like a really nice horse. The family says grass, and Harlan’s Holidays can go either way. But I think we’ll take him to Kentucky Downs and run him in the juvenile stakes down there.”The victory was particularly gratifying because Preemptive Strike had shipped to Toronto to run in a six-furlong Polytrack race while Colebrook had a filly running in a stakes at Woodbine. “There was a hiccup: The Fed-Ex (registration) papers didn’t get there, and they scratched him. So we had to take him all the way back,” the Keeneland-based Colebrook said, adding with a self-deprecating laugh, “I was on thin ice. I needed to win this one for the owner, because that was a big screw up.”Owner-breeders Beverly Anderson and Ed Seltzer have 16 horses with Colebrook, making them the trainer’s biggest client.Dig Charlie Dig encountered trouble on the turn before closing well. Afterward, Louisville-based trainer Greg Foley was philosophical. Foley said he didn’t know that Dig Charlie Dig, making his first start, would run well on grass. But he wanted to find out before Kentucky Downs’ short meet next month offers the highest purses in America.“Maybe they did us a favor. At the three-eighth pole, he really couldn’t get through there. We had some tough luck, but he ran great,” Foley said, adding of Dig Charlie Dig’s likely next start in a Kentucky Downs maiden race, “Now we run for $140,000. I feel pretty good about it. They kind of have you experimenting now for races over there. If you got one you think can run, you’re silly not to test them a little” on grass.Racing continues Saturday at 12:50 p.m. Central for Ellis Park’s showcase card featuring the Grade 3 Groupie Doll and the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile. As always, admission and parking are free.For more information, contact Jennie Rees, Ellis Park publicity, at [email protected] LinkEmail
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Chris Dougherty, 5, of Upper Township, gives “Springsteen,” a soon-to-be therapy horse, a pat on the head outside of Stainton’s Gallery of Shops. By MADDY VITALEThe big carriage horses that are trotting down Asbury Avenue as tourist attractions during the holiday shopping season have nothing on “Springsteen.”You might say he was born to run, but he is no Thoroughbred.He measures just 26 inches high and, well, there isn’t exactly a Triple Crown for a mini-horse, but in just six months he will be trained to be a therapy horse.Everyone – every horse – has a calling.And it seemed the mellow fellow had the right blend of cuteness and cuddly power to calm even the most frazzled shoppers who browsed some of the 85 booths at Stainton’s Gallery of Shops, 810 Asbury Ave., on Saturday afternoon.Without a whinny, Springsteen slowly made his way, with his handler, Lee Giroux, of Little Egg Harbor Township, into Stainton’s and then headed outside, to the excitement, awe and surprise of some shoppers.“Mom! I want to pet him!” exclaimed 5-year-old Chris Dougherty, of Upper Township.His mom, Sue Fritz, said that absolutely would be fine as she snapped cellphone photos to capture the cute moment.Jack Brannon, 12, of West Chester, Pa., gets acquainted with the miniature horse as other children watch in amusement.Jack Brannon 12, of West Chester, Pa., whose family has a vacation home in Ocean City, was happy to pet Springsteen.He smiled and then giggled at the diminutive horse. He even got to give him some of Springsteen’s favorite snacks, which were low-fat, apple flavor miniature horse treats.Shoppers in line for their purchases asked Giroux all about Springsteen.She explained that he is a year and a half old and in just six months he will become a therapy horse for people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and visit people in assisted-living communities, hospitals and other places at therapy centers throughout South Jersey.“I’m excited to be able to bring Springsteen here. This is his debut. He has never been inside a store before,” Giroux joked.This is her first time working with a miniature horse. Her goal is to have Springsteen’s larger counterparts trained to also become therapy horses.Springsteen and Giroux were guests of Mike Yanniello, owner of “My Derby,” a shop specializing in Kentucky Derby collectibles in Stainton’s.Last year, Yaniello brought in a horse named Nate from Black Oak Farm in Egg Harbor City to raise funds for Hope Farm in Galloway Township, which provides therapy for those in recovery and for people with disabilities.From left, Springsteen’s handler, Lee Giroux, with Stainton’s Director of Operations Bridget Buchanan and Michael Yanniello, the owner of “My Derby,” a shop in the downtown business district.This year’s event was to spread awareness about children and adults with disabilities, PTSD and chronic illness and also for autism awareness.“Springsteen is soon to be a therapy horse and will be sure to lift people’s spirits, especially at this time of year,” Yanniello noted.Springsteen has now been named the official mascot of Heart of Surfing, a local organization run by Cindy and Bob Fertsch that sponsors surfing and activities for families that are faced with the challenges of autism and other disabilities.Director of Stainton’s Operations Bridget Buchanan said she was delighted to have Springsteen come to visit and spread awareness about the importance of therapy animals.“I am happy Springsteen is here to show how a mini-horse can also be a therapy animal,” Buchanan said with a smile as she patted him. “Since I have been here, we have been using Stainton’s as a platform to be able to bring awareness to organizations and causes.”Springsteen may be small in stature, but he is big on heart and holiday spirit.
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Mellissa Morgan, aka Ms Cupcake, shows British Baker how to make vegan Canadian Nanaimo bars.Known as a no-bake, the bars, founded in the 1950s, are chilled rather than cooked, and are therefore a quick and simple vegan option for bakers.They contain three layers: a chocolate, coconut and biscuit base, a custard buttercream centre, and a chocolate top.Speaking to British Baker about the products, Morgan said: “I want to encourage people to add to the repertoire of items they offer in their bakeries and include at least one vegan option.”Ms Cupcake founded her vegan business in 2010 and, a year later, was crowned Rising Star at the Baking Industry Awards 2011.Based in Brixton, London, her firm was the first vegan bakery in the city.
Costa Coffee, the Whitbread-owned café chain, has posted UK like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 2.5% for the 13 weeks to 26 November 2015.Costa’s year-to-date LFL sales have increased 3.7%, suggesting a slight slowdown in Q3. Growth for the quarter was also slower than the Whitbread group average of 3.5%, which was bolstered by Premier Inn’s 4.7% LFL sales increase.Costa has opened 69 net UK stores year-to-date, taking the combined total of UK Costa Retail and Costa Enterprise stores to 2,000.Alison Brittain, chief executive at Whitbread, said: “In Costa and Premier Inn we have built the nation’s most loved coffee shop and hotel brands and we have laid out clear and ambitious growth milestones. I am looking forward to building on the foundations of the business by investing in our people, our network and our infrastructure to enhance our customer offer, further strengthen our brands and deliver profitable growth.“Whitbread has had another good quarter and, for the year to date, we have delivered total sales growth of 11.1% and like-for-like sales growth of 3.6%. Our brands continue to win market share and we are on track to deliver full-year results in line with market expectations.”
A small but vocal group of Weezer fans saw their dreams come true today when the band released a cover of Toto‘s “Africa”, thereby fulfilling the defining demand of the #WeezerCoverAfrica campaign.Since its emergence in late 2017, the #WeezerCoverAfrica saga has grown into a perfect storm of things that make the Internet tick. By combining Toto’s “Africa” with social media trolling, aggressive 14-year-olds, and a band that only ’90s kids will remember, the whole ordeal has been a delightful reminder of the transformative power of world wide web.It all started in December when a 14-year-old Weezer fan named Mary created a Twitter account called @WeezerAfrica in the hopes of convincing her favorite band to cover Toto’s beloved 1982 hit. For six months, her efforts were relentless yet unsuccessful, but everything changed last week when Weezer finally responded.In a supreme act of trolling, Rivers Cuomo and Co. unveiled a cover of Toto’s other beloved 1982 hit “Rosanna”, which they tweeted at the @WeezerAfrica account on Thursday. The reaction from the Internet-at-large was overwhelmingly positive, but the reaction from @WeezerAfrica and her legion #WeezerCoverAfrica was one of confusion. “#WeezerCoverAfrica turned into #WeeerCoveringRosanna ???,” the account tweeted, presumably while coming to terms with Weezer’s—and by extension, the universe’s—cruel ways.Alas, the story would not end there. After spending five days adrift in a dark world where Weezer was content to cover the wrong Toto song, the #WeezerCoverAfrica got exactly what it wanted this morning. On top of all that, the band used @WeezerAfrica’s first-ever tweet for their new single’s cover art.Give Weezer’s take on Africa a listen below. And remember, kids: it’s never too late to follow your dreams, or whatever.Weezer – “Africa” (Toto cover)
We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words … so a video is worth a thousand pictures! What if you could watch a “how-to video” when you needed help with a server, instantaneously, no matter where you were located?Now, with Dell’s industry-first Quick Resource Locator (QRL) application, you can. The QRL will revolutionize the way you use digital resources to learn about physical hardware. You just use your smartphone to scan a Quick Response (QR) code that we are including on the top of every 12th Generation PowerEdge server (see picture) and get direct access to all sorts of critical service information:Step-by-step videos, including overviews of system internals and externals, as well as detailed, concise, task-oriented videosReference materials, including searchable owner’s manual content, LCD diagnostics, and an electrical overviewYour service tag, so you can quickly gain access to your specific hardware configuration and warranty informationA direct link to Dell, to quickly get in touch with technical support and sales teamsOur Experience Design Group has developed the QRL to empower IT professionals with the information they need when they need it, making them more effective at managing their data center hardware, and giving them the power to do more! IT professionals are expected to be experts in all areas of servicing these products and are often challenged with business-critical servicing situations. With that in mind, we have created a menu that is mapped onto the actual layout of the server, making it instinctively easy to navigate and view the most relevant videos (see image).There is an enormous amount of information available about these products on specific support websites and other sources, but it can be challenging to find the specific information needed under the pressure of a critical hardware failure. But with QRL, even while standing in the datacenter at the box, they can just scan the QR code and the information is immediately (and literally) at their fingertips! No longer will IT professionals have to search the internet for relevant information about hardware issues, or carry around an owner’s manual.All the QRL videos are all shot specifically for this application and precisely to meet the needs of an IT professional who is in the data center servicing a specific Dell product. And the full product owner’s manual has been translated into mobile format to allow simple drill down navigation, including the ability to open relevant figures in full screen mode. The manual content is also searchable to allow quick discovery of component detailsThe QRL is a learning tool too. It gives customers access to information about the full PowerEdge portfolio and our sales team will be able to use this application as an convenient tool to educate them. At the same time, just using this tool is a demonstration of our competitive advantage in usability and product design.This is just the first step. We are committed to continually improving our customer’s at-the-box experience through mobile content. To see the QRL in action, check out the video: </p><p>