Hatched founder Adam Day reveals his next move after quitting Emoov

first_imgEmoov’s departed head of estate agency and Hatched founder Adam Day is to become a proptech gun for hire.After quitting Emoov earlier this week just five months after joining the fast-expanding hybrid agency, he says his real passion is working for property and prop-tech start-up companies and that he didn’t fit into the later-stage development culture of a big firm like Emoov.“I really enjoyed my time there and massive kudos and respect to Russell Quirk for what he’s built,” he says.“All start-ups need the same things – a purpose, vision, leadership, enthusiasm and hard work and a bit of luck.“While most start-ups have these things, the one thing they’re missing is avoiding mistakes to minimise the reliance on luck. I’ve been there, done those, so can help them to avoid making those same mistakes.”Adam says he is available to either consult to or be the CEO for a new start-up and can advise estate agents considering a move into hybrid or digital.The 40-year-old has enjoyed a varied career so far since he quit Country Properties in Hitchin during 2006 to set up online and later hybrid agency Hatched.co.uk, departing last year to join EasyProperty.com as its Head of Operations before moving to Emoov.Hatched.co.uk was bought by Connells in 2015 but closed last month after the 180-branch national estate agency group concluded that both the online-only and hybrid business models were ‘fundamentally flawed’ and that the decision served the best interest of both its businesses and customers.Hatched adam day Russell Quirk connells easyProperty Emoov October 17, 2018Nigel 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 » Hatched founder Adam Day reveals his next move after quitting Emoov previous nextAgencies & PeopleHatched founder Adam Day reveals his next move after quitting EmoovWhat next for the former hybrid and online estate agency player who says he prefers working for start-ups?Nigel Lewis17th October 201802,697 Viewslast_img read more

EODMU 12 Command Master Chief Relieved

first_img Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 Command Master Chief Petty Officer Bryan Bymer was relieved of his duties Jan. 23 as a result of misconduct.Following an official investigation, Commanding Officer of EODMU-12 Cmdr. Ken Kleinschnittger relieved Bymer due to admitted fraternization that occurred at a previous duty station.Bymer has been temporarily reassigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2. A new command master chief has yet to be named.Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today EODMU 12 Command Master Chief Relieved EODMU 12 Command Master Chief Relieved Share this article View post tag: chief View post tag: Master View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: americas View post tag: EODMU 12 View post tag: Command January 26, 2015 View post tag: Relievedlast_img read more

WE NEED TO DO MORE FOR HOOSIER VETERANS

first_imgBy John Gregg, Democratic Candidate for GovernorAs the former president of Vincennes University and Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives, I have come to know personally hundreds of Hoosier veterans and I, and all Hoosiers, have deep respect and gratitude for their service. I was pleased to see that the Indiana General Assembly recently passed a number of bills related to Hoosier men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military and their families. However, as I talk to veterans around the state I hear that these bills do not address the major issues faced by our veteran’s community and while Indiana will always be a patriotic state, we can and must do more for our military families.Hoosier veterans are a resource that we must do a better job of cultivating. Veterans are motivated, hardworking and bring unique skills to our state. They should be at the very heart of our efforts to strengthen the economy, revive our state’s manufacturing sector and adapt to a globalized 21st century marketplace economy. Currently, Indiana is ranked 46th in the nation for veterans receiving the benefits they earned—primarily because of not knowing what benefits are available or how to access them. A recent survey also ranked Indiana dead last, 51st in the country, for military retirees. This survey was based on three metrics: “economic environment,” “quality of life” and “health care.”What does this all mean?It means that veterans are leaving Indiana. Between 2013 and 2014 Indiana saw a 65 percent increase in the number of veterans who left for other states. We must turn this around. We need to get serious about working to attract and retain veterans in Indiana and, as Indiana’s next governor, I will make this a top priority of my administration.So how do we do this?Many, if not most, of the benefits veterans earned during their service are federal benefits so first and foremost, as governor, I will work with our members of Congress and federal administration officials to make sure they understand the needs of Hoosier veterans. Currently, Indiana based Veterans Administration claims have an average wait time of 226 days, the 8th poorest performance in the country. This is simply unacceptable. I will urge our federal representatives to enact innovative approaches like full “freedom of choice,” which could allow veterans to access private health care services closer to home. It just doesn’t make sense that veterans in Northwest Indiana have to waste an entire day traveling to Chicago to see a doctor because that is the closest VA hospital. We should be able to find better, more efficient and convenient ways to serve them.Here in Indiana we need to do a number of things. The Indiana Department of Veteran’s Affairs must do a better job of reaching out to veterans and do more to support our county veterans service officers—the folks that are on the front lines of helping Hoosier veterans access their benefits. Indiana should create state level veterans service officers to support county officers who are stretched thin by high caseloads. We should support organizations like the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion who take it upon themselves to help their fellow veterans when county service officers are unable. We also need to make sure there are more women veteran service officers who understand the specific needs and benefits associated with Indiana’s 35,000 women veterans. Increasing the amount of benefits received by our veterans by just 10 percent, a completely reasonable number, would inject more than $853 million dollars into the Hoosier economy.We will also eliminate the current duplication of job placement services being offered by both the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.  We will take a look at what’s working in the current system and strengthen it, and reform what’s not working, so that our job placement programs are able to better address the specific needs of our veterans and highlight the unique skills that they offer Indiana employers.Finally, Indiana must do a better job of addressing the health and safety needs of veterans including working to reduce veteran’s homelessness and making the prevention of veteran suicide a priority. I will create a dedicated veteran suicide hotline and we will make sure that local officials are trained on how to address emergency situations and recognize the warning signs of suicide or family crisis.If I am honored to serve as the governor of this great state, I pledge that every morning when I wake up I will say, “Our veterans have served us, are we doing everything we can today to serve them?” Over the coming weeks my team and I will continue to sit down with Hoosier veterans, learn about their needs and, then, lay out my vision for how we make Indiana the most pro-veteran state in the country.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

HERO Campaign Fights Drunken Driving

first_imgThe Elliott family, joined by hundreds of other marchers, leads the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign Walk/Run on the Ocean City Boardwalk. By MADDY VITALEPatty and John Ade, of Galloway Township, know what it is like to lose a loved one to a drunken driver. Their nephew, Kevin Ade, was just 19 when he was killed by one.Although it was years ago, April 28, 2007, the feeling of loss and sadness still lingers for the couple.“It is sad, but we all stick together,” Patty Ade said Sunday morning as she joined hundreds of other marchers during the HERO Campaign Run/Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk.The ninth annual John R. Elliott HERO Campaign Walk and Run kicked off at Sixth Street at the Sports and Civic Center. The goal was to raise more than $50,000 and continue to spread the word that designated drivers are key to safer roadways. Bill and Muriel Elliott’s son, Navy Ensign John R. Elliott, was killed by a drunk driver just two months after he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. The Elliotts, of Egg Harbor Township, formed the HERO Campaign in 2000, shortly after John’s death in July. Their nonprofit continues to grow 19 years later. John and Patty Ade, of Galloway Township, participate in the walk each year in honor of their nephew, Kevin Ade, who was killed by a drunken driver in 2007.On Sunday morning rains pelted the Boardwalk, but the Ades continued to walk among friends, who, like them, know of the tragedies and loss caused by drunken drivers.“Kevin was our hero,” Patty said. “He had a kind nature and was fun to be around. He was happy-go-lucky. He and our son, John, were so close.” The couple has been participating in the HERO walk since 2008.“It helps us,” John Ade said.When the walk was set to begin, teams of people grabbed their umbrellas, put on their caps and walked up to the Boardwalk. Students from area high schools joined survivors of drunken drivers and families of those lost. They walked to represent hope and support for each other and to spread awareness to the rest of the world that people should never drink and drive, Bill Elliott explained.“There are more people supporting us than ever,” he said.More than 500 HERO shirts were sold for the event.Unfortunately, Elliott said, the growth of the organization also could be a reflection of more people dying at the hands of drunk drivers.He calls them “memory teams,” the groups of people who participate in the walk and run who have sponsors. Many of them have either lost loved ones or know people who have.Richard Sweeney, of Mount Laurel, was nearly killed by a drunken driver in 1999.Richard Sweeney, who lives in Mount Laurel and has a vacation home in Ocean City, attends the event each year with his daughter, Kristina.Prior to the walk starting, Sweeney addressed the crowd in the civic center during a ceremony.He told of how he almost died in October 1999 when he went out for a jog by his home in Mount Laurel and was struck by a drunken driver.After his somber story of how he almost lost his life, a ceremony was held in which runners from the morning event were given medals and plaques.When it was time for the walk, teams, all wearing T-shirts signifying their groups, marched up to the Boardwalk holding banners in support of the HERO campaign.The Ades held up a poster with their nephew Kevin’s photo. There were other photos of lost loved ones mixed in with the HERO campaign posters.On the count of three, the participants tossed their HERO caps in the air at the start of the walk.Grand Marshal Patrick Aiken, of Somers Point, with wife, Valerie, and their children, Cassie, 9, Patrick, 6, and baby, Joanna.The Elliotts and Grand Marshal Patrick Aiken, of Somers Point, and his wife, Valerie, led the procession down the Boardwalk.The Aikens, who own Ana Towing, have known the Elliott family for years and strongly believe in their cause.“We are sponsors. It is a great organization,” Patrick Aiken said. “Hopefully one day there will be no more drunken driving.”Adjacent to the civic center was an Ocean City police car wrapped in HERO campaign slogans. The Ocean City Police Department was the first to create a HERO campaign car. Atlantic City and Linwood police departments followed.“Drunken driving is the most preventable crime,” Elliott said. “Today is an expression of these great partnerships we have with our law enforcement, schools and the community. We want to eliminate drunken driving. We are changing the culture of America.”The Ocean City Police Department was the first in the area to wrap a car in a HERO Campaign theme.The HERO campaign is partnering with Uber to provide 2,000 rides from about 30 bars in the area in hopes of saving lives, Elliott noted.“Lives should not be cut short by drunken drivers,” he said. “We look back and have memories. We want to look forward, so others’ lives are not cut short.” And for the Ades, and so many others like them stricken by grief caused by a drunken driver, the day signifies remembering the people they lost and to honor their memories.“It makes you feel that he is still here,” Patty said of her nephew. “It is still so hard. We still think of Kevin every day. Sometimes I dream about him and he says he is OK.”Participants toss their caps in the air at the beginning of the walk.last_img read more

Increase in the National Minimum Wage

first_imgJust a reminder that the National Minimum Wage increased on 1 October 2010, and that those aged 21 are now entitled to the full adult rate, as follows:l standard rate (workers aged 21 and over): £5.93l development rate (workers aged 18-20): £4.92l young workers’ rate (workers aged under 18, but above compulsory school age who are not apprentices): £3.64.Where an employer provides a worker with living accommodation, the daily allowance that can be offset against the NMW increases to £4.61 for each day that accommodation is provided.There is also now a minimum wage rate of £2.50 per hour for apprentices under 19 years of age, or aged 19 and over but in the first year of their apprenticeship. All other apprentices, other than those who are not employed, already receive the National Minimum Wage depending on their age.last_img read more

News story: Measles: why it is necessary to eliminate the disease in Europe

first_imgThe only effective way to protect yourself and your community against measles is by vaccination. This is because measles is one of the most infectious diseases known to man – it spreads easily through direct contact and droplets in the air. The measles virus survives up to 2 hours in the air or surfaces, even after an infected person has left the area.Cases of measles are most infectious in the first 3 days before the onset of rash, so infection can be spread before anyone suspects the case.Raising awareness of measles circulation in many European countries is important to encourage the public to check their vaccination status before travelling abroad. The European Centre for Disease Control, the Royal College of GPs and the Royal College of Nurses have also recently reminded people to check their MMR status before travelling.Two doses of measles-containing vaccine are nearly 100% effective in preventing the disease. Achieving high vaccine coverage (over 95%) will help to protect the whole community, including babies vulnerable children who cannot be vaccinated, by reducing the risk of measles spreading in the population. Several measles outbreaks are ongoing in Europe and until the disease is eradicated worldwide, cross-border transmission between countries is possible and will likely continue to occur.The President of the Italian National Health Institute, Walter Ricciardi, and the Director of PHE, Duncan Selbie, have stressed that measles elimination in Europe is an objective that needs to be vigorously pursued.Measles can cause severe complications including encephalitis, pneumonia and even death, and is now a target for elimination in all World Health Organization (WHO) regions.The European Region adopted the goal of eliminating measles in the entire Region by 2015 but this objective was not met. According to WHO data, in 2017, 22,373 measles cases were reported in the region, including 35 deaths.Measles outbreaks are still occurring in a number of European countries, including Ukraine, Serbia, Russia, Albania, Italy, France, Greece and UK and in total, 21,478 cases have been reported to date since January 2018.In Italy, 5,400 cases were reported in 2017 and 1,716 cases between 1 January 2018 and 31 May 2018. Most cases occurred in young adults but the highest incidence was seen in infants under one year of age. In total 8 measles-related deaths have been reported in Italy since January 2017.Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of PHE, said: Professor Walter Ricciardi, President of the Italian National Health Institute said: Until measles is eliminated from all WHO regions, cross-border transmission of cases is likely to occur when unvaccinated individuals travel to countries where measles is circulating, become infected and travel back to their home country – thus importing the measles virus. Recently, some measles clusters in England have been linked to importations from Europe. Since 2017, 7 measles cases have been imported into England from Italy (3 in 2017 and 4 in 2018). Importations from the UK to Italy have also occurred: since January 2018, 4 measles cases in Italy have been imported from the UK, leading to 2 small measles clusters.last_img read more

Members Of Lettuce, Pretty Lights, Antibalas, Toubab Krewe To Host Afro-Dub Soundclash In NOLA

first_imgJazz Fest is a celebration of all kinds of music from across the spectrum. People assume that jazz is the focus, but these days, the festival and the city’s related after-parties are a melting pot of styles and genres. Sure, there’s jazz, but also gospel, funk, jam and a healthy dose of world music. A few years ago, Luke Quaranta of Toubab Krewe decided that it was time to put the spotlight on West African music, and from that seed, JuJu Fest was born. JuJu Fest is a world music mini-festival-within-a-festival concept that takes place across the city of New Orleans during the ten days.This year, one show in particular tops the bill with a killer lineup and an awesome theme. Raja Kassis, guitar player of modern Afrobeat legends Antibalas (and co-founder of JuJu Fest) reached out to Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights) and Josh Werner (Original Matisyahu band, Lee Scratch Perry, Wu-Tang Clan), two long time friends who all share a storied history playing Dub and Reggae music together, to create Megawatt: Afro-Dub Soundclash. This will certainly be an incredible night of dub, reggae and afro vibes that will hit The Maison on Wednesday, May 3rd. Joining them will be modern jazz/funk legend Adam Deitch (Lettuce, Break Science), master percussionist Weedie Braimah, local sax hero Khris Royal, and trumpet master Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.  As if it couldn’t get any better, Megawatt will be fronted on vocals by none other than Bajah, a superstar in Sierra Leone affectionately know back home as the “Lyrical Bomber.” Bajah has been a frequent guest in years past of such acts as Break Science, Talib Kweli and The Roots, to name a few.We can’t wait for Megawatt’s awesome Dub and Reggae grooves to reverberate up and down Frenchman Street on May 3rd. See below for full show details.SHOW INFO –Artist: Megawatt feat. Raja Kassis, Luke Quaranta, Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Josh Werner, Weedie Braimah, Bajah, Khris Royal & Maurice “Mobetta” BrownVenue: The Maison – 508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 (technically early AM May 4th)Price: $20adv / $25dosTickets: Click HereTime: Doors 12:30am / Show 1:00amIf you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.last_img read more

Rising death rates at rural hospitals suggest need for improvements

first_imgDeath rates are rising at rural hospitals that serve many poor and elderly people—and the reason may be their inability to provide the most up-to-date treatment, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study. Given this finding, HSPH researchers say the hospitals may need further help to provide care for these vulnerable patients. The study appeared in the April 3, 2013 issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association).The HSPH researchers—Karen Joynt, instructor of health policy and management; E. John Orav, associate professor of biostatistics; and Ashish Jha, professor of health policy and management—looked at the performance of so-called “critical access hospitals,” which are small, rural hospitals that receive government reimbursements at 101% of costs and are exempted from participation in national quality improvement programs. The federal government began the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program in 1997 in response to increasing rural hospital closures. Currently, nearly 1 in 4 of the nation’s hospitals are CAHs.For the JAMA study, the HSPH researchers analyzed data on more than 10 million Medicare beneficiaries—who were admitted either to critical access hospitals or to other acute care hospitals with a heart attack, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia—and compared 30-day mortality rates for each of the three conditions over a nine-year period. A decade ago, mortality rates for each of these conditions were roughly the same at both CAHs and non-CAHs. But between 2002 and 2010, the researchers found, mortality rates at CAHs increased at a rate of 0.1% per year, whereas at non-CAHs they decreased 0.2% per year. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Tour UGA Grounds.

first_imgUGA File Photo Lustrat House. The University of Georgia grounds and horticulture departments will lead a walking and bus tour of the campus grounds on May 18, including a behind-the-scenes view of the grounds department.UGA is growing all over, challenging its grounds department to landscape new areas and renovate old ones in a beautiful, low-maintenance, environmentally friendly campus.The tour will visit some of the newly renovated areas, showing which plants worked and which didn’t on different areas. It will detail the seasonal color program’s successes and failures. And it will reveal the challenges of installing a few of the new areas.Great for LandscapersEspecially valuable to landscape professionals, the tour will provide a chance to visit with industry co-workers, share information and gain ideas.Registration will start at 8 a.m. at the Miller Plant Science Building. After a brief orientation in the botany auditorium at 9 a.m., the tour will begin, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.A $25 fee covers bus transportation and lunch. Register by May 14. To sign up or learn more about the tour, call (706) 542-2861.last_img read more

Prescription Problem.

first_imgPrescription drug use is on the rise in the United States. Because of this, you might be surprised to learn what’s in your local river or drinking water, says a University of Georgia scientist.A new study has started at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to find out just how much of a certain type of drug is in Georgia’s waterways, said Marsha Black, a CAES environmental health scientist.Popular Drugs Prescription drugs could be getting into Georgia streams. How do the drugs get into the environment?”They’e excreted by the people taking them therapeutically,” she said.The drug goes in human waste through the sewerage system to wastewater treatment plants. Then the treated water is discharged into the environment.Sometimes the drug passes through the body in its original form or in some broken-down form.Sometimes, when an organism metabolizes a drug, a glucose molecule may get attached. With the attached glucose, the drug can pass through the system quicker. When it gets into the environment, the glucose molecule can be lost. That leaves the original drug loose in the environment.But little is known about how these drugs affect the environment in the United States. Black hopes to change that.Much like the way pesticides and other chemicals are tested, she’ll put these drugs through a battery of environmental tests in the lab.Black will work with a Georgia city’s wastewater treatment facility. She’ll test water samples before and after the wastewater treatment to find out if and how much of the drugs are present. Then she’ll compare that to the amount of SRRI drugs used in that area.Cause for ConcernThe study may show that these drugs degrade quickly in the environment and should be of no concern. Or it may prove that there is a public safety issue here that needs to be addressed, she said.Her research has already shown Prozac to be deadly in the parts-per-billion range to water fleas, a small microcrustacean widely used to study water quality. This is reason for concern, she said.The study will be conducted over the next three years with a $500,000 EPA grant. Along with former CAES scientist Kevin Armbrust, Black will look for five popular antidepressants known collectively as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. You may know them as Prozac, Luvox, Paxil, Celexa or Zoloft.SRRIs have been available only for the past few years. They’re effective in treating a number of conditions, such as depression, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder and premenstrual syndrome.The Environmental Protection Agency has become very interested in these drugs, she said. SRRIs share a lot in common with chemicals like pesticides that are known to be present in and toxic to the environment.If you use a sensitive enough instrument and look in the right direction, she said, you can find these chemicals.”Evidence from Europe says it’s getting in the drinking water,” Black said. “Europe is light years ahead of us (on this research).”Environment? How? Photo:Brad Haire Photo:Brad Haire Prozac belongs to a certain type of drug that might be loose in the environment.last_img read more