Coronavirus drifts through the air in microscopic droplets – here’s the…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSAerosolsCoronavirusDropletsScienceThe Conversation Previous articleFlorida Realtors optimistic market disruption from COVID-19 is temporaryNext article2020 or 1320? Meet the new bartering craze Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img From your lungs into the air around you, aerosols carry coronavirus.Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear By Shelly Miller, Professor of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado BoulderDuring the 1970s when I was growing up in Southern California, the air was so polluted that I was regularly sent home from high school to “shelter in place.” There might not seem to be much in common between staying home due to air pollution and staying home to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but fundamentally, both have a lot to do with aerosols.Aerosols are the tiny floating pieces of pollution that make up Los Angeles’ famous smog, the dust particles you see floating in a ray of sunshine and also the small droplets of liquid that escape your mouth when you talk, cough or breathe. These small pieces of floating liquids can contain pieces of the coronavirus and can be major contributor to its spread.If you walk outside right now, chances are you will see people wearing masks and practicing social distancing. These actions are in large part meant to prevent people from spreading or inhaling aerosols.I am a professor of mechanical engineering and study aerosols and air pollution. The more people understand how aerosols work, the better people can avoid getting or spreading the coronavirus.Airborne and everywhereAerosols are everywhere. slobo/E+ via Getty ImagesAn aerosol is a clump of small liquid or solid particles floating in the air. They are everywhere in the environment and can be made of anything small enough to float, like smoke, water or coronavirus-carrying saliva.When a person coughs, talks or breathes, they throw anywhere between 900 to 300,000 liquid particles from their mouth. These particles range in size from microscopic – a thousandth the width of a hair – up to the size of a grain of fine beach sand. A cough can send them traveling at speeds up to 60 mph.Size of the particle and air currents affect how long they will stay in the air. In a still room, tiny particles like smoke can stay airborne for up to eight hours. Larger particles fall out of the air more quickly and land on surfaces after a few minutes.By simply being near other people, you are coming into constant contact with aerosols from their mouth. During a pandemic this a little more concerning than normal. But the important question is not do exhaled aerosols exist, rather, how infectious are they?The coronavirus is small and easily transported by airborne particles of saliva.fotograzia/Moment via Getty ImagesAerosols as virus delivery systemsThe new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is tiny, about 0.1 microns – roughly 4 millionths of an inch – in diameter. Aerosols produced by people when they breathe, talk and cough are generally between about 0.7 microns to around 10 microns – completely invisible to the naked eye and easily able to float in air. These particles are mostly biological fluids from people’s mouths and lungs and can contain bits of virus genetic material.Researchers don’t yet know how many individual pieces of SARS-CoV-2 an aerosol produced by an infected person’s cough might hold. But in one preprint study, meaning it is currently under peer review, researchers used a model to estimate that a person standing and speaking in a room could release up to 114 infectious doses per hour. The researchers predict that these aerosolized bits of saliva would easily infect other people if this happened in public indoor spaces like a bank, restaurant or pharmacy.Another thing to consider is how easy these particles are to inhale. In a recent computer model study, researchers found that people would most likely inhale aerosols from another person that is talking and coughing while sitting less than 6 feet away.While this seems bad, the actual process from exposure to infection is a complicated numbers game. Often, viral particles found in aerosols are damaged. A study looking at the flu virus found that only 0.1% of viruses exhaled by a person are actually infectious. The coronavirus also starts to die off once it has left the body, remaining viable in the air for up to three hours. And of course, not every aerosol coming from an infected person will contain the coronavirus. There is a lot of chance involved.Public health officials still don’t know whether direct contact, indirect contact through surfaces, or aerosols are the main pathway of transmission for the coronavirus. But everything experts like myself know about aerosols suggests that they could be a major pathway of transmission.Aerosol driven outbreaks have been linked to restaurants, shops and many other public places. AP Photo/Vincent YuEvidence of aerosol transmissionIt is almost impossible to study viral transmission in real time, so researchers have turned to environmental sampling and contact tracing to try to study the spread of the coronavirus in aerosols. This research is happening extremely fast and most of it is still under peer review, but these studies offer extremely interesting, if preliminary, information.To test the environment, researchers simply sample the air. In Nebraska, scientists found airborne SARS-CoV-2 in a hospital. In China, scientists also found the virus in the air of a number of hospitals as well as a department store.But environmental sampling alone cannot prove aerosol transmission. That requires contact tracing.One restaurant in Guangzhou, China, was the site of a small outbreak on Jan. 23 and offers direct evidence of aerosol transmission. Researchers believe that there was one infected but asymptomatic person sitting at a table in the restaurant. Because of the air currents circulating in the room due to air conditioning, people sitting at two other tables became infected, likely because of aerosols.Overall, the evidence suggests that it is much more risky to be inside than outside. The reason is the lack of airflow. It takes between 15 minutes and three hours for an aerosol to be sucked outside by a ventilation system or float out an open window.Another preprint study of outbreaks in Japan suggests that the chances of direct transmission are almost 20 times higher indoors compared to outdoors. In Singapore, researchers traced the first three outbreaks directly to a few shops, a banquet dinner and a church.Once outside, these potentially infectious aerosols disappear in the expanse of the atmosphere and are much less of a worry. It is of course possible to catch the virus outside if you are in close contact with a sick person, but this seems very rare. Researchers in China found that only one of 314 outbreaks they examined could be traced back to outdoor contact.There has been recent concern over aerosol transmission during running and biking. While the science is still developing on this, it is probably wise to give other bikers or runners a little more room than normal.Wearing masks and social distancing reduce the risk of spreading or inhaling aerosols.AP Photo/Gerald HerbertHow to reduce aerosol transmissionWith all of this knowledge of how aerosols are produced, how they move and the role they play in this pandemic, an obvious question arises: what about masks?The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a face mask in any public setting where social distancing is hard to do. This is because homemade masks probably do a reasonable job of blocking aerosols from leaving your mouth. The evidence generally supports their use and more research is coming to show that masks can be very effective at reducing SARS-CoV-2 in air. Masks aren’t perfect, [and not all masks are the same in their effectiveness quotient; ie, a single layer, cloth mask will be much less effective than a layered cloth mask with a barrier insert, but that will be less effective than an N95 mask], and more studies are currently underway to learn how effective they really are, but taking this small precaution could help slow the pandemic.Other than wearing a mask, follow common sense and the guidance of public health officials. Avoid crowded indoor spaces as much as possible. Practice social distancing both inside and outdoors. Wash your hands frequently. All of these things work to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and can help keep you from getting it. There is a significant amount of evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted by the inhalation of airborne particles, but by carefully following the advice of experts, individuals can minimize the risk they pose.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

UR House / Semiotic Arsitek

first_img Indonesia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Sandi Baratama & Niko Adiatma Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Semiotic Arsitek Area Area of this architecture project Area:  154 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Toto, Acor, Cisangkan, Mowilex, Roman Ceramics, Subway Tile, Trimble, ZWCADArchitect In Charge:Sandi Baratama, Niko AdiatmaDesign Team:Andre RachmanaClients:Ulfa Rachmanissa, Rizki PratamaCity:Kecamatan Pasar MingguCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sandi Baratama & Niko AdiatmaRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. UR House is a house for couples with their two children in Ampera, surrounded by dense residential areas in Jakarta, Indonesia. The house with a budget of 600 million rupiahs (37.700 dollars) was developed by utilizing the height of the existing land contour, about 1.5 meters from the road. Cut & Fill land becomes the main strategy to divide zoning service activities on the ground floor with private activities on the upper floor. To reduce the budget, the space program is designed simply without a lot of walls.Save this picture!© Sandi Baratama & Niko AdiatmaSave this picture!Section perspectiveSave this picture!Front elevationSave this picture!© Sandi Baratama & Niko AdiatmaThe facade of the building with 2 saddle roofs side by side becomes the identity of this house. The mass of the right-hand side of the building is more massive as the private space of the main bedroom, while the left-side mass is transparent as a semi-public space such as the family room and dining room. Limited land, making this residence designed in a compact so that it can meet all the needs that exist.Save this picture!© Sandi Baratama & Niko AdiatmaThis house maximizes sunlight entering the building by making the building mass not stick to the wall. By giving a distance from the wall and a little cantilever forward in the right side mass gives the impression of floating. The main entrance is designed to camouflage to resemble a window frame to maintain the privacy of the house from the road. The front garden is made with sloping fields to give a fresh and authentic impression.Save this picture!© Sandi Baratama & Niko AdiatmaProject gallerySee allShow lessSpotlight: Peter BehrensArchitecture NewsCall for Submissions: German Design Awards 2021Articles Share Year:  CopyHouses•Kecamatan Pasar Minggu, Indonesia UR House / Semiotic ArsitekSave this projectSaveUR House / Semiotic Arsitekcenter_img ArchDaily “COPY” 2019 CopyAbout this officeSemiotic ArsitekOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKecamatan Pasar MingguIndonesiaPublished on April 14, 2020Cite: “UR House / Semiotic Arsitek” 14 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Sandi Baratama & Niko Adiatma+ 16Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” UR House / Semiotic Arsiteklast_img read more

GRA calls for life sentences for those who kill a member of the force

first_img Pinterest Previous articleBoxing – Gold for Quigley in FinlandNext articleAuctioneer beat up sheep farmer after row at Bonagee Mart News Highland WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News GRA calls for life sentences for those who kill a member of the force Facebook WhatsApp The Garda Representative Association is demanding the introduction of mandatory life sentences for anyone who kills a member of the force.Rank and file gardaí are calling on the Justice Minister to introduce much stiffer penalties for those who attack a garda.It follows the tragic case of Garda Robbie Mc Callion, who was knocked down by a teenager in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Jamie Mc Grenaghan was jailed for only six years for dangerous driving after a jury cleared him of manslaughter.GRA President Damien Mc Carthy says the legislation needs to be changed:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Facebook By News Highland – April 11, 2011 center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more


first_imgPeopleOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article • Leeds and Holbeck Building Society has appointed Alison Webster aspersonnel manager. She will lead a five-strong team, taking responsibility forrecruitment and selection, staff retention and employee relations. She willalso implement a staff appraisal system. Her previous job was HR adviser withhome shopping company Grattan.• The former head of personnel at the British Film Institute has been giventhe job of general manager at the Film Council, the body set up by theGovernment to coordinate public funding of films. Ted Ulas will set up and runthe HR, buildings and operations side of the organisation. Before joining theBFI he worked for the Staff College and in senior personnel positions in filmand television.• A restructure at Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council has produced adivision of the chief executive’s department covering personnel, marketing andcommunications. Kristina Turner, who was head of personnel, will take up thereigns, becoming assistant chief executive. She has worked at the council forfour years and was previously assistant borough personnel officer at TamesideCouncil.• The Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane has recruited Lesley Prittas training director. She moves from Forte UK’s Excelsior Hotel where she wasHR manager.• Sarah Stewart, personnel officer at Oxford University, is moving to theGuide Dogs for the Blind Association. She will take up the job of HR adviserfor the north of England on 1 March.• Jack Thompson has been promoted to director of people and businessexcellence at Birmingham Midshires, the West Midlands based financial servicescompany. Thompson, who was head of the business excellence team, will lead ateam of six, taking responsibility for the development, reward and recognitionof the company’s 2,300 staff. He joined Birmingham Midshires in 1998. • Management consultancy Roffey Park has made three key appointments. PeterShepherd becomes development tutor, and Gary Miles will head the MBA programme.Andy Smith, the new assistant director, will help Shepherd deliver theinstitute’s residential development projects. Shepherd worked as a senioreducation and training officer with the Arts Council for three years beforetaking up the new role at Roffey. Miles joined Roffey Park in 1997, havingworked in HR for the Industrial Society and Reed Business Information. Smithjoins from the Civil Service College where he was senior lecturer. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Reforms for Common man is long overdue

first_img Comments are closed. The House of Commons is joining the 21st century. The best gentleman’s clubin London is recognising that it has members from both sexes, and needs to havethe same standards of professionalism as the civil society it legislates for,as well as terms and conditions of work that its electorate understands. Adaptation has come none too soon. The chamber is poorly attended, theinfrastructure of support for MPs is laughable, and its customs and practicesare rooted in the middle ages. But if Robin Cook, leader of the House ofCommons, is expecting unanimity from his proposals to reform the way thatparliament goes about its business, he should think again. Like any other organisation, the Commons has its traditionalists. Theproposals from Cook’s Commons modernisation committee encompass many of theprocedures, processes and practices of government. One suggestion – to shortenWestminster’s July to September summer break by a month – would have removedthe debate about whether the House should be recalled to discuss Iraq at astroke. It would already be sitting. Overall, the proposals are designed to make parliamentary life moreaccommodating for MPs and their families, and to reconnect parliament with theelectorate. Parliamentary business will begin earlier and conclude by 7pm onmost nights, for example, bringing an end to the traditional 10pm vote. Of allthe reforms, this one in particular will help towards professionalisingparliament. It will make a parliamentary career more accessible, creating better balancebetween men, women and different age groups. Shorter working hours also meandebates and votes can be held at times when they will be better attended andreported. The knock-on benefits for the senior civil service, who work longhours as a direct result of arcane parliamentary practices, should not beunderestimated. New Labour is proving to have stamina for change. Most thought that afterthe first flurry of constitutional reform, mainly manifesto commitmentsinherited from John Smith’s time, its appetite for change would evaporate.Instead, its planned reform of the House of Lords, together with Cook’s plansfor the House of Commons, will transform parliament more completely than anytime since the 1832 Reform Bill. Cook will face criticism from traditionalists trying to preserve theirprivileges; some members can only hold down their non-executive directorshipsand day jobs because they can vote in the Commons at 10pm. But the onlycriticism he should be prepared to listen to, is the one that criticises himfor not going far enough. By Will Hutton, Chief executive, The Work Foundation Reforms for Common man is long overdueOn 17 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Harding’s 36 points power Weber St. past Delaware St., 83-69

first_img Tags: Jerrick Harding/Weber State Wildcats Basketball Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored a season-high 36 points and Weber State closed out its nonconference schedule by cruising past Delaware State, 83-69 on Saturday afternoon.Weber State (6-5) snapped a three-game losing streak that includes a home court loss to in-state rival Utah Valley and opens Big Sky Conference play Saturday at Eastern Washington.The Wildcats led by as many as 22 points in the second half, but the Hornets rallied and cut the deficit to nine when Ronald Lucas hit two free throws with 3:55 left.Harding made 5 of 10 from long range and was a perfect 13 for 13 from the free-throw line while scoring 30 points or more for the third time this season. He scored 31 against San Jose State and 30 against BYU.Brekkott Chapman added 16 points and 13 rebounds for Weber State.Kevin Larkin scored 23 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead Delaware State (3-9). December 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Harding’s 36 points power Weber St. past Delaware St., 83-69last_img read more

Shieldpay set to transform moving day

first_imgSales progression staff who regularly endure the nightmare of client completions delayed by the UK’s creaking mortgage and conveyancing systems may soon lead less stressful lives.A new digital mortgage processing scheme launched by conveyancing firm My Home Move and the escrow account specialist Shieldpay, promises to ‘transform moving day’ for thousands of transactions every year – and has already completed its first house sale.Crucially for many agents, the system will offer buyers and sellers guaranteed sale completion and key collection times.Fully regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority, Shieldpay’s payment solution also lessens the risk of property fraud by verifying the identity of all parties, holding funds securely and only releasing them when all sides are happy.The system has the backing of Barclays, My Home Move’s in-house legal firm Premier Property Lawyers and conveyancing regulator, the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.“For too long individuals and businesses have had to engage in unnecessary complexity when sending and receiving sizeable funds,” says Peter Janes, Founder and CEO of Shieldpay.Doug CrawfordDoug Crawford, CEO of My Home Move added, “Having completed the first residential property transaction with Shieldpay, we can see the immediate benefits that their solution brings and how moving day could be revolutionised for many home movers. Clients waiting with the removal van in the afternoon for money to reach the lawyers could soon be a thing of the past.” Shieldpay conveyancing digital mortgage digital mortgage processing scheme Doug Crawford July 23, 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 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 » Shieldpay set to transform moving day previous nextProptechShieldpay set to transform moving daySales progression staff who regularly endure the nightmare of client completions delayed by the UK’s creaking mortgage and conveyancing systems may soon lead less stressful lives.The Negotiator23rd July 201801,340 Viewslast_img read more

Know of a good cause in need of cash? Deadline looms for TDS charitable giving

first_imgHome » Charity » Know of a good cause in need of cash? Deadline looms for TDS charitable giving Know of a good cause in need of cash? Deadline looms for TDS charitable giving5th September 20180586 Views Agents who know any charities or other organisations working to improve the lot of tenants and landlords in the private rented sector should urge them to apply for a £5,000 grant from deposit scheme TDS.Organisations have until 5pm on the 17th of September to apply for funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation, which this time around is giving grants of up to £5,000 for each project.Its previous round of giving earlier this year totalled £76,063 and took its total funding over the £500,000 mark.The foundation was set up four years ago and its grants have backed nearly 40 projects so far including a tenant magazine in Bristol, an online renters’ toolkit and a Citizens Advice Bureau scheme in South London, a national tenancy advice line for EU migrants, a free legal advice service for tenants run by law students in Bristol and cash for both campaign group Generation Rent and the Residential Landlords Association.All were given the money to help tenants and landlords better understand how the private rental market works and have included seminars, conferences, workshops, booklets and guides, webinars and videos, and research.“Every round, we see organisations representing all areas of the PRS and when we hear how the funding is used, it’s heartening to know that the TDS Charitable Foundation is making such a huge difference,” says TDS Charitable Foundation Chairman Martin Partington (left).“We are always looking for exciting and innovative suggestions, proposals and projects and I’d encourage any organisation or charity that educates and informs tenants, landlords, agents and property professionals within the PRS to apply ahead of the September deadline.” mARTIN PARTINGTON TDS Charitable Foundation Tenancy Deposit Scheme 2018-09-05Nigel LewisAny comments? 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

Rightmove CEO admits portal ‘got it wrong’ over Coronavirus deferred fees offer

first_imgHome » News » Rightmove CEO admits portal ‘got it wrong’ over Coronavirus deferred fees offer previous nextProducts & ServicesRightmove CEO admits portal ‘got it wrong’ over Coronavirus deferred fees offerUnusually honest admission is made by Rightmove chief within email to leading North London estate agent.Nigel Lewis23rd March 20202 Comments3,878 Views Rightmove’s CEO Peter Brooks-Johnson (pictured, below) has replied personally to a London agent’s criticism of the portal, making an extraordinary admission that “we don’t always get things right but I like to think we can see it when we get things wrong and we do something about it”.The comments follow last week’s debacle during which the portal’s initial deferred payments offer was swiftly replaced with a blanket 75% reduction of fees for customers for four months following a fierce backlash from estate agents.Brooks-Johnson’s comments were in reply to a letter from leading London agent Alan Goldin of Alan Goldin Estates in which he urged the CEO to “readdress his approach to estate agents in the future, which will see a different landscape for all of us” and that he will need to look at Rightmove’s pricing.Rightmove pollSome 60% of estate agents say Rightmove’s fees are their top gripe about the portal, a survey of nearly 1,000 agents has highlighted.The poll, carried out by the Boycott Rightmove Facebook page over the weekend, also reveals that 30% of agents cite the portal’s poor customer service as a key reason for wanting to leave.Problems with its platform capabilities, the lack of affordable alternatives and lack of control or ownership of the portal were more minor considerations, the poll showed.This was just one example of estate agent unhappiness vented over weekend, including former agent and OpenBrix founder Adam Pigott (left), who said: “While Rightmove were pretty quick to apologise and to retract their initial support plan that had amounted to a ‘strings attached’, part-deferral of some fees for a short time, the consensus was and remains that this was too little, too late given the tension that has existed between the portal and its customer agents.“Under pressure from fleeing agents, Rightmove has since revised their approach to helping its 17,000 customers.“But they’ve left a very bad taste indeed and this was mirrored by a haemorrhaging of their share price; the company lost 20% of its value between Tuesday and Friday last week – or one billion pounds to be exact.”  Alan Goldin Rightmove Peter Brooks-Johnson Keller Williams Russell Quirk March 23, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsMurray Lee, Dreamview Estates Dreamview Estates 23rd March 2020 at 9:04 amWe have galvanised a small armyThanks for your support and it seems to have workedWe are overburdend with emails so have set up a FB page to group all togetherPLEASE sign up to this link as this is where we will start to post and send messagesIts much easier than emailing over 300 !Log in to ReplyAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 23rd March 2020 at 7:39 amAgents are realising that the ‘cost’ of Rightmove’s service is tiny in comparison to the costs they are being charged, the power of tech doubles year on year, and in real terms the price of tech reduces also, so now agents are being charged a fortune for a service that new entrants or portals can provide for free, using other models to generate income.The one thing Rightmove had, past tense, was the super branding, built on the hard work of all those costly listings generated by numerous agents over decades, the brand has now been tarnished and once trust is damaged, and agents who have grown tired of being ‘ up sold’ resentment, then anger sets in.A new order of agency is dawning, buyers and renters do use Rightmove, but it is not the one source of truth, the property portal that everyone transacting property business uses, social media and the rise of tech savvy Gen-Z is putting pay to that. Just as consumers post their happiness and discontent with retailers online, agents on social media, Facebook, LinkedIn etc are saying Rightmove things have changed, you charge too much, and you longer are the only way to do business in a digital age.Over the past week, I have had hundreds of e conversations with very angry agents, who realise they are paying very different amounts for the same service, top of the list of complaints is the perceived indifference of Rightmove. Property portals are symbiotic fragile ecosystems, once the ‘trust’ element goes, the obscene profits have secured this, then an inevitable fall from grace is certain, now it is just about when and how quickly the seemingly impregnable fortress that was Rightmove turns to dust.Log in to ReplyWhat’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

Inaugural Colossal Clusterfest To Combine Top Comedians & Musicians

first_imgA new event called the Colossal Clusterfest has just been announced, taking place from June 2nd through the 4th in San Francisco, CA. The event is organized by both Comedy Central and Superfly, bringing the comedy titans together with the masterminds of music festival events like Bonnaroo and more. The Colossal Clusterfest has just announced its initial lineup today, with comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr and Sarah Silverman & Friends taking the top line of the billing.The lineup continues with Ice Cube, Tegan and Sara, Chromeo, Hannibal Buress, Broad City, Bob Odenkirk: No Singing!, Chris Hardwick, Lil Dicky, Fred Armisen, Princess feat. Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Vince Staples, Anthony Jeselnik, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, and more. There’s a Superjam on the lineup as well, dubbed Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz, which is sure to be a jaw dropping performance. SNL’s Pete Davidson is on the lineup, as are Natasha Leggero, Moshe Kasher, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ty Segall, Escort, Madaila, and more!The festival also boasts interactive art exhibits with It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, South Park, Seinfeld and more. For tickets and more information, head to the official Colossal Clusterfest website. You can see part of the lineup announcement below.last_img read more