New algorithm plugs the Land Registry gap

first_imgHome » News » New algorithm plugs the Land Registry gap previous nextProptechNew algorithm plugs the Land Registry gapRevolutionary, deep-learning algorithm has been developed to identify and uncover more than 1.1m extra residential titles missing from HM Land Registry.The Negotiator13th December 201801,250 Views A revolutionary, deep-learning algorithm has been developed to identify and uncover more than 1.1m extra residential titles missing from HM Land Registry, approximately 4.6 per cent of all residential properties across England and Wales.The specialist AI technology is the brainchild of Lumière Property, a south-east based proptech company, which is using their geospatial algorithms to identify gaps in Land Registry data and examine the planning potential of sites for development.According to Lumière Property, it has only been mandatory to register all land transactions since the late 1990s and HM Land Registry only has 85 per cent coverage of the land in England and Wales – but by 2030 it aims to have all land registered. This means properties that have not changed hands since the end of the 90s may be missing from records.“Since we rely on Land Registry cadastral data, these omissions restricted our ability to pinpoint thousands of development sites with great potential,” said Chris Rowland-Smith, Managing Director of Lumière Property.“We are really excited at the prospect of using our new AI software; it’s an incredibly smart application and a significant breakthrough. We’re used to working in areas of dense housing stock so the 15 per cent of missing titles accounts for a substantial number of as yet untapped sites,” says Rowland-Smith.geospatial algorithms Land Registry proptech Lumiere Property AI technology December 13, 2018The 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 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 2021last_img read more

Introducing the New Standard for File in the Cloud

first_imgFile data has experienced rapid growth in the data center. In fact, it often accounts for nearly 50 percent of the on-prem data footprint for an organization1. When it comes to the public cloud, adoption of file has been steady, but it is not as prevalent. This is a reflection of the state of the file services in the cloud today. As they become more mature and capable, more file-based workloads can be supported, and adoption will naturally accelerate.This is why I’m excited to introduce as part of the Dell Technologies Cloud family OneFS for Google Cloud, a fully integrated and managed native cloud file service that combines the power and scale of OneFS with the economics and simplicity of Google Cloud. OneFS is the battle-hardened operating system of Dell EMC Isilon storage arrays, and the industry’s #1 scale-out NAS filesystem2.The OneFS file service offers multi-protocol file access for NFS, SMB, and HDFS workloads. Capacity scales up to 50PB in a single namespace, with performance that scales along with it at a rate of 97 MB/s per TiB. Enterprise data management features include snapshots, native replication, Active Directory support, and high data durability and availability.Organizations can now run high performance file workloads in the cloud to take advantage of Google Cloud’s elastic compute, GPU instances and analytics services – all without having to make any changes to their applications.In addition, the OneFS file service is natively integrated with Google Cloud, making it simple and easy to use with predictable subscription-based pricing and guaranteed performance. Customers simply order it from the Google Cloud Marketplace, and once provisioned they can configure and manage their OneFS filesystems directly from the Google Cloud console. Customers receive a single monthly bill and support from Google while Dell Technologies experts manage the operations for you.OneFS brings game-changing performance for file data in the public cloudBased on third party performance testing with the IOzone benchmark, OneFS delivered sustainable read throughput of 200GB/s and write throughput of 120GB/s.Now to put that in perspective, ESG compared these results to another NAS vendor offering file services in Google Cloud, and OneFS delivered: ​​up to 46X higher maximum read throughput​3up to 96X higher maximum write throughput​3up to 500x higher maximum file system capacity3​Let’s take a closer look at the benchmark configuration and results.Figure 1: IOzone Benchmark ConfigurationESG began testing with the goal of measuring maximum sequential read and write throughput, running the industry standard IOzone benchmark. A 512K block size was used emulate the data processing characteristics of large file workflows such as high-definition video post-production, seismic data analysis, IoT, and genomic processing. The benchmark ran on Google compute instances, each of which mounted a single 2PB file share over NFSv3, which was sized at a 2PB usable capacity.The number of compute cores were scaled from 64 threads, doubling the thread count with each load step, up to 1024 threads where peak sustainable load was achieved, as shown in Figure 2. These I/O threads were hosted by 128 virtual machines at the peak, each having 8 CPUs (n1-standard-8 instances).Figure 2: OneFS for Google Cloud Performance Scalability Benchmark ResultsESG validated that Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud achieved a maximum read performance of 200 GB/s and maximum write performance of 120 GB/s against a 2PB storage volume1.It is important to note that this is a scale-out filesystem, with linear scaling, which means if you want to double these performance numbers, double the size of the filesystem. OneFS can deliver massive throughput up to 945GB/s. ESG performed their benchmark runs with a 2PB configuration, and OneFS for Google Cloud scales up to 50PB. That’s the power of scale that we’re delivering!You can now run your high-performance computing file workloads in the cloud – with an enterprise grade, scalable file service that can go the distance. The new standard for file data in the public cloud has been set. Imagine what that can do for accelerating your business.AvailabilityOneFS for Google Cloud is available today. Customers in North America, Singapore and Sydney will be able to take advantage of OneFS for Google Cloud at launch, with additional global locations to be announced based on customer demand.1Source: ESG, Performance Testing of Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud, May 20202Source: IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2019 Q4. Ranking by 4Q2019 vendor revenue3Based on a May 2020 ESG Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Performance Testing of Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud”, estimate based on comparison of publicly available specifications and performance benchmarking results for a competing vendor’s NAS solution and Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS both on Google Cloud.  Actual results may vary. AD# G20000133last_img read more

First Walk-up Testing Sites Set to Open in Broward This Weekend

first_imgAfter a month of operating only drive-thru testing sites for the novel coronavirus, Florida will open its first two walk-up COVID-19 testing locations on Saturday in Broward County.Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that tests will be conducted at Mitchell Moore Park, 901 N.W. 10th St., Pompano Beach, and at the Urban League of Broward County, 560 NW 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.“Not everyone has access to a car,” DeSantis said. “We need to be able to reach … particularly into underserved communities.”The walk-up sites, which will be operated with the assistance of the National Guard and Broward Sheriff’s Office, will each serve 200 residents per day.The governor added that anyone with symptoms can either walk to the testing sites or call for an appointment, (954) 412-7300.“We hope the response is good,” DeSantis said.As of Thursday morning, the state reported that 220,892 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus.In addition, there have been 28,726 tests in Broward, and 3,459 people or 12.1 percent have been diagnosed with infections, records show.Worldwide, there are over 2.1 million cases and 142,148 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.last_img read more

Youth Tennis Coach Indicted Sexual Assault, Child Porn Charges

first_imgBy Jay Cook |FREEHOLD – A Colts Neck youth tennis teacher has been indicted on varying charges of sexual assault and other misconduct involving a student and other local children.A 15-count indictment was handed up by a Monmouth County grand jury on Feb. 2 charging Terry Y. Kuo, 26, of Colts Neck, according to a statement by Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.The charges against Kuo, who also went by the name “Victor Lee,” stem from a police investigation during the summer and fall of 2017 after a 13-year-old tennis student accused Kuo of sexual misconduct, said Gramiccioni.An investigation by the Marlboro Township Police Department and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Bureau and Computer Crimes Unit allegedly turned up child pornography on Kuo’s electronic devices and improper conduct with other children, according to police.Kuo is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 20 before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano.Kuo is represented by Mitchell Ansell, a criminal defense lawyer and partner at the Ocean Township-based Ansell, Grimm & Aaron, PC law firm.In an interview with The Two River Times, Ansell said his client refutes the charges.“On behalf of Terry and his family, he vehemently denies these charges,” said Ansell. “He plans on vigorously fighting these charges in court.”Ansell added, “There’s a lot more to this story than what’s been printed in the media.”Kuo was charged in the indictment with one count of first degree attempted aggravated sexual assault, one count of second degree attempted sexual assault, one count of first degree causing or permitting a child to engage in child pornography, one count of second degree manufacturing child pornography, one count of third degree possession of child pornography, one count of fourth degree lewdness, two counts of third degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, one count of fourth degree stalking, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of third degree endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of third degree obscenity, Gramiccioni said.If convicted on the attempted aggravated sexual assault charge, Kuo could face up to 20 years in state prison. The sexual assault is punishable by up to 10 years.According to Kuo’s LinkedIn page, he is the founder and chief operating officer at ATS Tennis, 36 Artisan Way in Colts Neck, which Ansell confirmed. The address is also the location of the Colts Neck Racquet Club.Ansell said he expects the case to be heard within the next six months.“We’ll probably have a lot more to say as the case progresses,” Ansell said.Anyone with information is asked to contact either Detective Edward Ungrady of the Marlboro Township Police Department at 732-536-0100 ext. 1099 or Detective Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 ext. 7032.This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Donegal-Derry border protests: ‘Let’s unify and send a clear message’ – Cllr

first_imgInishowen Councillor Jack Murray has urged the public to ‘unify’ and join widespread demonstrations along the Donegal-Derry border later tonight (Weds) ahead of a major EU summit tomorrow (Thurs). Border Communities Against Brexit will stage protests across the border on Wednesday night, with action simultaneously taking place in Bridgend, Muff, Killea, Clady, and Lifford.EU and UK officials resumed Brexit talks today in the hope of reaching a deal that can be agreed by leaders at a key summit tomorrow. Speaking to Donegal Daily before the protests, Cllr Jack Murray said it was ‘vitally important’ that people made their concerns heard.He said: “The people of the border community will not tolerate a hard border because of the consequences would be absolutely devastating.“Border Communities Against Brexit will be holding a protest along the 38 crossing points and it could be a very symbolic message that could unify the people of the border communities and one that could send a clear message to Brussels and to the British government.“This has nothing to do with party politics, it is about the free movement of people across the border. “I grew up outside Bridgend, only a couple of miles from the border, and people from the area and around Inishowen would be frequent visitors of Derry City, which would essentially be our local city“A lot of people would socialise there, people work in the area and vice versa. It is just a way of life and people don’t even think about crossing the border in the way that they do.“It has huge economic and social factors and if there was a hard border it would be catastrophic for the people of Inishowen and Derry.“So, I would urge people to come out and support the rallies tomorrow night, which have been successful in the past because it is for the greater good.”Donegal-Derry border protests: ‘Let’s unify and send a clear message’ – Cllr was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Africa: Sound investment destination, emerging market that matters

first_imgSouth Africa’s African Mining Indaba, held annually in Cape Town and now in its 20th year, is the world’s largest mining investment conference. (Image: Mining Indaba)South Africa is an important emerging market in the global stage, offering a solid and steadily growing economy with secure rewards for potential investors. That was the consensus at the Investment Promotion Workshop hosted by Brand South Africa at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town today.The workshop, co-hosted with the departments of mineral resources, trade and industry and science and technology, showcased South Africa’s competitiveness in mining, geosciences, science and technology, as well as the strength of its financial and regulatory environment.Presenters included Brand South Africa chief executive Miller Matola, trade and industry’s Yunus Hoosen, Imraan Patel of the department of science and technology, Martha Mokonyane of mineral resources, Mxolisi Kota of the Council for Geosciences, Matlou Mabokano of the Technology Innovation Agency, Declan Vogt of the CSIR and Peter Craven of Mintek.They made a compelling business case for why prospective investors should take South Africa seriously as an investment destination. For example, prudent monetary and fiscal policy has allowed the country’s economy to grow in value from US$80-billion in 1994 – the year apartheid ended – to $400-billion today. And it continues to grow, despite the uneven global economic recovery.“South Africa is a sound destination for inward flows of investment and an emerging market that matters,” Brand South Africa’s Matola said.From mining to financial servicesThe global economic crisis and disruptions at home have had their impact on South African mining, but the sector remains a significant contributor to the economy. Recent research presented at the workshop shows that platinum, coal and gold contribute 66% to revenue, and 84% to employment.Research also shows that the South African economy has diversified in the past 20 years. The contribution of banking and real estate has risen from 12.5% to 24%, a good sign that the country is on its way to a knowledge economy.South Africa also remains a reliable destination for international investors. Foreign direct investment projects grew at a compound rate of 22.4% between 2007 and 2012, making the country the top investment destination in Africa.The workshop also discussed the joint commitment by government and business to the rollout of the National Development Plan, the vision for what the country will look like in the year 2030.Key components of the plan include:Making sustainable investments in competitive economic infrastructureIncreasing the pace of job creation, especially for young job-seekersEncouraging the expansion of businesses and the development of new enterprisesTransforming human settlements and developing a functioning public transport systemProviding policy certainty to encourage long-term investment in mining and other key sectorsIncreasing economic integration within sub-Saharan Africa in areas such as energy production, finance, tourism, communications, infrastructure and customs administrationThe Mining Indaba ends on Thursday 6 February 2014.last_img read more

A Masterclass In Building a Motion Graphics Reel

first_imgTake a masterclass in building your motion graphics reel to sell yourself in the right way.Whether you are a motion graphics artist, film editor, colorist or director of photography, more often than not your reel is a vital part of your ability to get work. Knowing how to build a reel by picking the right music, selecting the right shots, setting the pace, flow and chronology of the reel and understanding how all these things will be subconsciously interpreted by the viewer is a dark art. Thankfully Carey Smith from Division05 has put together a superb extensive masterclass that takes you through all you need to do, step-by-step, to create a killer reel.Although the following videos are aimed at a motion graphics user, there is zero reason that editors, directors of photography or anyone else building a reel cannot take away valuable gems from this series!In Part 1 Carey sets the stage for the process by inviting a willing volunteer to submit their current reel and all of their portfolio footage to be made over in his professional hands. It’s fascinating to see where the reel started compared to where it eventually ends up. To see the final re-imagined reel jump to 5:25 in Part 4 – the last video below.Building a Winning Reel from ScratchIn Part 2 Carey works through several different music tracks to select the right one and dissects the pros and cons of each one, working out the overall pace and feel, where the breaks and builds are and much more.First impressions count and in part 3 Carey starts by building an opening title card to set the stage for the rest of the reel. It’s brilliant to be able to see his very detailed work in sketching out ideas, what worked and what didn’t, and to hear all of the thought that went into the logo design. In the second half of part 3, Carey starts the edit of the reel and explains why it’s so crucial to get right so your audience is engaged from the start.Why put so much effort into the intro?… The point is the audience is meeting you for the first time, and it’s probably in the context of seeing a whole lot of other reels, and so you need to be able to differentiate yourself from all those other reels, otherwise no one is ever going to remember that you even exist. And the best way to do that is to communicate something about yourself that’s authentic. That who you are and what you have to offer is inherently different.In the last part of the masterclass, Carey walks through how to select the very best of what you have to showcase and how to structure your reel so it zips right through. He shares 5 excellent principles for anyone building a reel:If you love what Cary has to offer subscribe to his YouTube Channel here or check out this previous post on Understanding Composition.last_img read more

Introducing FilmUp: The Newest Platform for Industry Gigs and Portfolios

first_imgWe spoke with FilmUp — a site that combines your portfolio with new job opportunities — on how they’re changing how filmmakers connect with each other.Cover image via Neil Bradfield.Showing off your portfolio and getting that portfolio in front of job recruiters is a difficult process for most filmmakers. You have to host your portfolio on your own website, then connect that site to job sites such as Indeed or LinkedIn. And, even then, it’s a gamble if anyone even clicks that link to go to your portfolio. Even with all the job sites you can comb through to find opportunities, it’s hard to find film industry-specific gigs and contracts.That’s what Christina Chironna and Aryeh Hoppenstein both recognized about the film gig community before founding FilmUp, their new website that connects filmmakers’ portfolios to a job market in one convenient location. It also functions as an industry-specific social media site, where you can connect with both local and international filmmakers who share your passions and vision.We were able to sit down with Christina and Aryeh to hear more about their new platform and learn about the fantastic community being cultivated at FilmUp. If you are interested in signing up for early access to the FilmUp community, make sure to sign up here and enter for a chance to win a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K just by signing up for the beta.PB: Tell me a little bit about the start of FilmUp. What made you want to create this community?You can host your own portfolio, equipment list, and resume on the site.FilmUp was founded with the intention of making filmmaking accessible and a force for good. Back in 2015, we realized that the greatest restriction within the industry was not the lack of talent, but the lack of resources and accessibility to opportunity offered to creatives. We set out to solve this problem by making filmmaking accessible.On FilmUp, filmmakers can represent themselves in creative ways, showcasing their work as well as their background that pertains to filmmaking and creating content in general. Partnered with Indeed, we offer thousands of jobs around the world, including ones that our own community shares. As the platform scales, we will be releasing new features which include free resources for our users. Whether you are in the heart of Hollywood, or in a coffee shop with a wifi connection, you are welcome on FilmUp. We are just getting started.PB:  What are all the things that FilmUp has to offer Filmmakers on the site?The new site includes a fully-loaded and pre-populated job board. You can search by role, skills, equipment requirements, and location, as long as it is included in the job description.Every filmmaker has a profile and each profile has a portfolio section where you can add videos, photos, music, and writing samples. It also includes sections where you can input your bio, credits, equipment you own, contact info, your social media links, etc. And with the community search tools and direct messaging features you’re able to contact anyone on our platform.The best part is, it’s completely free.PB: FilmUp already has an extremely popular Instagram page. How did you get it to rack up such an amazing amount of followers?We use our social media as an outlet to showcase outstanding filmmaking and creativity. We spend quite a bit of time looking for high quality content which the filmmaking community can learn from, appreciate, or get inspired to pick up their gear and get to work. We thrive on the energy of the creative community and look to give filmmakers a place to share that energy by engaging through the content we share.PB: Is there anything in the filmmaking community that you think is lacking? If so, is there anything your new site has to offer to counteract those problems?Looking for crew has never been easier. Genuine connectivity, opportunity, and resources. FilmUp strives to be your all-in-one solution platform where you can truly accomplish your goals as a creative, no matter what they are. Right now, filmmakers around the world are struggling to accomplish their vision, for very simple, solvable reasons. This includes the inability to showcase their work, find local talent to collaborate with, find opportunities, getting paid on time…We strive to solve the simple things, so filmmakers can focus on the big things.PB:  What type of community are you excited to cultivate at the new FilmUp site?We’re excited to cultivate an authentic community. We want everyone on the platform to be genuine when they set up their profile, when they connect with other filmmakers, when they share an opportunity, when they share their aspirations. With an authentic approach, we can ensure the quality of the community, engagement, and solutions.Want more on industry news and filmmaking? Check these out.ShareGrid Acquires BorrowFox in Plan to Expand to United KingdomDepartment of Justice To Remove Landmark Theater RestrictionsThe Pros and Cons of Forming a Production CompanyBreaking Down the Role of the Video Editing Supervisor5 Preparation Tips for Directing Your Next Commerciallast_img read more

Fajardo unleashes best game for Gilas in win over Chinese Taipei

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Read Next Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIREREven after having his best game in a Gilas Pilipinas uniform, June Mar Fajardo still defrayed the credit to the entire team.“I’m thankful to my teammates and to coach for the trust he gave me,” Fajardo said in Filipino after helping the Philippines hold off Chinese Taipei, 90-83, Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “This game showed us that we need to follow our game plan. We relaxed in the first quarter, but it’s good that we’re able to recover because of our defense,” said Fajardo, whom national team coach Chot Reyes hailed as Gilas’ savior against a resilient Taipei side.READ: Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs TaipeiComing to his own in front of a capacity crowd, fans couldn’t help but fantasize how much Fajardo can still improve in the international stage.But just like how he approaches any game, the four-time PBA MVP would rather stick to the system than hunt for his own stats.“This good game gave me a bit of a pressure, but I know all I had to do is to trust the team, trust coach’s system, and trust each other,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiBut there’s no denying that Fajardo deserved all the praise for his stellar effort for the Philippines, which went unbeaten through two games in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cebuano giant fired 17 points and collected eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in what was easily his best performance in a tournament of this magnitude. Fajardo, however, knows that the win came with its own set of lessons as Gilas’ resolve was tested after the team had to crawl back from an early 14-point deficit.center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Australia Claims 2012 Trans Tasman Series

first_imgAustralia won the Mixed Open division two games to one as well as the Women’s Open division 2-1, while the Men’s took out their series 3-0.  Game OneMixed Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 4Women’s Open – New Zealand 4 defeated Australia 3Men’s Open – Australia 5 defeated New Zealand 4Game TwoMixed Open – New Zealand 10 defeated Australia 9Women’s Open – Australia 4 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 8 defeated New Zealand 5Game ThreeMixed Open – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8Women’s Open – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 3Men’s Open – Australia 11 defeated New Zealand 3 To read all the match reports and stories from the event, please visit the Trans Tasman event To see all of the photos from the event, please visit the TFA Facebook To view all of the highlights from the event, please visit the TFA YouTube RJ Media, the company professionally filming the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, have put together some fantastic highlights of day three of the series which can be viewed on the TFA YouTube channel. The video shows highlights from Australia’s three wins on day three of the series and is a taste of what we can expect to see in the final product. To view this clip, please visit the TFA YouTube read more