Antarctic biology, the International Polar Year, and beyond

first_imgAs we draw towards the end of the massive effort that has been the International Polar Year (IPY), it is opportune to consider what impact it has had on Antarctic biological research and its research community. Have we seen or are we going to see major advances in any particular areas of science? Has the hoped-for international integration of research communities been advanced, including those of the ‘non-traditional’ or ‘less developed’ polar nations? Have the ‘global public’ become more engaged with the polar regions?last_img

Utah Baseball Wins Rubber Match 5-4 Against USC

first_imgApril 13, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Wins Rubber Match 5-4 Against USC Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah baseball earned the series win with a 5-4 victory over USC on Saturday, April 13 at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah.Erick Migueles had a monster game going 3-3 with three doubles and three RBI. Chase Fernlund and Oliver Dunn each had two hits on the day as well. In all, the top three batters in the lineup went a combined 7-10 on the afternoon and scored four of the five runs to help clinch the series over the Trojans.Utah once again got their bats going early scoring one run in the first inning to take the lead when Shea Kramer knocked in Dunn from third.USC tied up the game in the third, but Migueles’ second double of the game scored Fernlund and Dunn putting the Utes back up 3-1.The Trojans tied up the score in the fifth scoring one run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, but Migueles came through once again with a double to score Fernlund.Utah added an insurance run in the seventh and ended up needing it as USC threatened in the ninth, scoring one run, but Dustyn Schramm got the save pushing Utah to victory.Joshua Tedeschi got the win moving his record to 4-3 on the season. He pitched 6.2 innings and only allowed three runs on six hits. Schramm came in for Tedeschi and closed things out over the final 2.1 innings to earn his second save of the season.The win was the 10th of the season for the Utes and earned them their first Pac-12 series victory as they bounced back to win the final two games.Utah is three games in to a seven-game homestand and will be back at Smith’s Ballpark to host Utah Valley on Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m.   Tags: Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball Robert Lovelllast_img read more

NLA rebuffs Shelter’s rogue landlords report

first_imgThe National Landlords Association (NLA) has defended the private rented sector’s track record after a ‘rogue landlords report’ was released over the weekend by housing charity Shelter. It revealed that more than a million tenants in the UK have suffered illegal landlord activity over the past 12 months.The research, which was conducted among 3,250 people by YouGov, revealed that abuses include entering a property without tenant permission, threatening behaviour or harassment, disconnection of utility supplies or changing of locks without good reason, not lodging deposits correctly as well as racial, gender or nationality-based discrimination.But Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA, says much of the blame for this lies at the feet of councils who are not enforcing the relevant laws or prosecuting landlords who break them which, he says, means “it’s way too easy for the unscrupulous to get away with this kind of behaviour”.“These [Shelter] figures highlight serious issues that are simply unacceptable but our research with tenants shows that 82 per cent say they are happy with their current landlord. Furthermore, Shelter’s figures show the vast majority of landlords to be law abiding.”Lambert also clearly believes that Shelter should also be tackling the problem of abusive tenants. He says that three in ten landlords in the UK or approximately 600,000 have either been verbally or physically abused by a tenant.“What’s important is that anyone who is harassed, abused or subject to what they believe to be illegal behaviour seeks immediate advice and reports the matter to the police and relevant authorities,” he says.   Richard Lambert National Landlords Association rogue landlords Shelter September 26, 2016Nigel 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 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 » Housing Market » NLA rebuffs Shelter’s rogue landlords report previous nextHousing MarketNLA rebuffs Shelter’s rogue landlords reportScathing report on sector highlights bad landlords, but 83% of tenants are “happy” – so who’s right?Nigel Lewis26th September 20160561 Viewslast_img read more

Is new tenant deposits ‘charter’ a blueprint for future rules?

first_imgHome » News » Is new tenant deposits ‘charter’ a blueprint for future rules? previous nextRegulation & LawIs new tenant deposits ‘charter’ a blueprint for future rules?UK’s most established scheme says code of practice could one day become a condition of membership for agents.Nigel Lewis18th July 20170996 Views The UK’s longest-established tenant deposits scheme says it may make compliance with its new ‘deposits charter’ a condition of membership in the future.Drawn up with the help of The Property Ombudsman, ARLA Propertymark and RICS, its Code of Recommended Practice outlines the standards it expects of The Deposit Service (TDS) members when protecting deposits.The document also spells out how agents should frame terms of business with landlords and draw up tenancy agreements, complete check in and check out reports and negotiate deposit deductions.Tenant depositsAlthough TDS says its new ‘charter’ is not compulsory and only previous rules will be enforced formally, TDS says it “does reserve the right in the future to make compliance a membership a requirement”.The company also says that, because it deals with over 15,000 deposit disputes a year, this gives it the “outstanding insight into what causes tenancy deposit disputes, and what can be done better to avoid them arising”.But TDS is careful to point out that its charter does not replace the existing and “much more substantial” deposit codes of practice already in place from the other industry organisations.“It captures, in an easy to understand statement, those ‘best practice’ requirements which we would expect TDS members to follow in their dealings with tenancies and deposits,” says Michael Morgan, head of dispute resolution at TDS.The guide may soon have to be amended by TDS. For example, although it says agents should make it clear to tenants and landlords what their charges are in relations to deposit protection and dispute management and that these should be prominently displayed on their website and in-branch, such fees are likely to be banned next year.Also, agents may soon have to ensure that a deposit does not exceed a month’s rent rather than the six-weeks that has become the norm in recent years – and something this guide would have to give guidance on should the changes included in the Queen’s Speech come to pass.Read the new Code of Recommended Practice. Michael Morgan TDS July 18, 2017Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

Housekeeper I

first_imgPosting Date03/18/2021 TitleHousekeeper I Applications Accepted Until Education/Skills Requirements Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home totalented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial,ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs;and gender identities, among other factors.We encourage applications from candidates committed to the supportof an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich andcontribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value acommunity in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmlywelcomed and encouraged to succeed.Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to theliberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as apreeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of itsfaculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense ofcommunity; and connections to the people, history, and naturalbeauty of Maine.Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting.Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, theCollege is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five milesfrom Portland and 120 miles from Boston. Bowdoin has taken important safety measures during COVID -19. Staffare tested for COVID -19 twice a week, barriers have been put inplace where necessary and all CDC protocols are followed. We haveincreased disinfecting protocols and immediate response to anyCOVID -19 cases are currently outsourced. Learn more about all ofour important safety measures here:https://www.bowdoin.edu/hr/covid-19/index.htmlThis position is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness andcondition standards of the College’s buildings and immediategrounds. Open Until FilledNo Background Check Package RequirementsSupport Staff DepartmentFM – Housekeeping Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents FTE1.00 Fri-Tues 7am-3:30 pm. Special events and coverage issues mayrequire overtime hours, including weekends and holidays. Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?Yes Standard Work Days and Hours Posting Details Benefits EligibleYes Posting NumberS00702JP About Bowdoin Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle,rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?No Type of PostingInternal/External Pay TypeHourly ShiftFirst Shift Employment CategoryFull Time Year Round Special Instructions to Applicants Six months of related experience at an institution of highereducation or similar environment preferred. If you answered Employee Referral or Other, please specifyhere:(Open Ended Question) Job Summary EEO Information Some High School education required; High School Diploma or GEDpreferred. Ability to read, write and understand the written word,and perform basic mathematical computations. Demonstrated excellentcustomer service skills. Ability to communicate and relate wellwith a variety of people both on and off campus. Ability to worksuccessfully both independently and in a team with minimumsupervision. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you hear about this position?Indeed.comChronicle of Higher EducationDiverse Issues in Higher EdFacebookGlassdoorGoogle SearchHigherEdJobs.comInsideHigherEd.comLinkedInTwitterMANPMaine Job LinkLiveandWorkinMaine.comEmployee ReferralBowdoin College WebsiteRadio AdTechMaineNCAACASEOther Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal andstate laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment,admission, or access to its educational or extracurricularprograms, activities, or facilities based on race, color,ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, maritalstatus, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, oragainst qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilitieson the basis of disability, or any other legally protectedstatuses. Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsResume / Curriculum Vitaelast_img read more

Elkhart police searching for suspects in check deception case

first_img Google+ Elkhart police searching for suspects in check deception case By Brooklyne Beatty – September 29, 2020 0 464 TAGScasecheckdeceptionElkhartIndianasuspectsvehicle Facebook Facebook IndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Previous articlePolice searching for suspicious vehicle spotted in Three Rivers MondayNext articleWhat you can expect to see and hear during the Presidential debate Brooklyne Beatty (Photo Supplied/Elkhart Police) (Photo Supplied/Elkhart Police)Elkhart police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a recent check deception case.Officers were able to obtain surveillance photos of both the suspects and the vehicle they arrived in.Anyone who recognizes them, or has any information on the incident, is asked to contact Detective Susan Lambright at (574) 389-4736 or email the tip line at [email protected] Twitterlast_img read more

News story: Civil/crime news: CWA bulkload spreadsheet version 1.23 update

first_imgYou need to use version 1.23 of the bulkload spreadsheet to submit claims in Contract Work and Administration (CWA). This is now available for you to download on GOV.UK.The updated version 1.23 has been amended in line with the Mental Health Changes that were introduced on 1 June 2018. It replaces version 1.22 which should no longer be used for submissions.A new guidance document has been produced. You can find out more by downloading the latest guidance from GOV.UK.Further informationCWA updates to reporting changingSubmit a CWA claim online – to download version 1.23 of the bulkload spreadsheetlast_img

Tony Sheldon Will Join Brian Stokes Mitchell & More in The Band Wagon

first_img Laura Osnes Star Files Tony Sheldon will join the previously announced Brian Stokes Mitchell, Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean and Laura Osnes in The Band Wagon. Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson will also appear in the Encores! special event, based on the classic movie of the same name. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the production will play a limited engagement November 6 through November 16 at City Center.Sheldon will play Jeffrey Cordoba. A Tony nominee for his Broadway debut in Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, additional stage credits include Dirty Rotten, Scoundrels, The Producers, My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly! and Camelot.The Band Wagon is a classic backstage musical: A washed-up Hollywood star trying to make a comeback by doing a Broadway show, a British director who is a genius but has no business directing a musical, a leading lady who’s never done a show before, and a composer and a lyricist who are at each other’s throats. All the things that could never happen in the New York theater today.The production will have a book by Douglas Carter Beane, adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. Music direction will be by Todd Ellison, with sets by Derek McLane, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound design by Brian Ronan.Comden and Green, Broadway’s ultimate insiders, penned the 1953 film using Schwartz and Dietz’s songs to tell their story. The movie took its title from the famed 1931 Broadway revue written by Schwartz, Dietz, and George S. Kaufman. Brian Stokes Mitchell View Commentslast_img read more

Leahy and Champlain Chamber of Commerce Fight New Border Laws

first_img(January 18, 2008)–Senator Patrick Leahy and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce are trying to halt the Department of Homeland Securitys plan to implement untested security procedures at the US-Canadian border. The DHS argues that the plan, which will be put into affect starting February 1, is ultimately beneficial to the country because it will allow billions of dollars in economic business and trade to continue to flow from Canada during USs recent economic slow-down. Canada provides the US with 50 billion dollars of transportation trade each month. The LCRCC is concerned with how the new border laws will affect the greater Champlain region. The LCRCC is a non-profit concerned with creating a health environment that makes the region a good place to live, work, and conduct business.last_img read more

Nice Bud: The Hop Bar

first_imgHere’s a crazy trend beer lovers should look into: The Hop Bar. Asheville Brewing Company has jars of fresh, dry hops (Cascade, Chinook, Citra, Amarillo) sitting on their bar. Order a beer and for an extra dollar, the bartender will stuff a mesh tea infuser full of the hops variety of your choice and let you dunk and soak away. Because, you know, ABC’s Shiva IPA isn’t hoppy enough.I actually saw a dude do this at Brevard Brewing last Fall. He asked the bartender for a handful of hops and crushed them into his beer. A few minutes later, he proclaimed it to be good. When I saw it, I remember thinking, “that’s kind of stupid.”To me, it’s kind of like ordering sushi from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, then dousing it with salt.  The brewmaster has specifically chosen 69.5 IBU’s for his IPA, and I see no reason in throwing that beer out of balance by adding hops after the brewing process. I’m pretty sure the guy working the tanks in the back knows more about beer than I do.And yet, I am totally psyched about this Hop Bar at Asheville Brewing because I’ve never seen a f$%*ing hop before. The hop is a foreign, magical thing to me. Tasty, necessary, but typically shipped in from the West Coast (though some intrepid brewers here in the South have started growing their own) and handled behind the scenes. And now there’s a jar of them sitting on the bar down the street? And I can pick one up for a dollar and drop it in my beer? It’s like the magician is unveiling the secret behind his best trick.Asheville Brewing is the first brewpub I know of that has a Hop Bar in the South, but I’m sure the trend will catch on with breweries near you soon. In the meantime, stop in at the brewery’s Coxe Avenue downtown location, dunk the dank in your beer, and let us know what you think.Follow Graham Averill’s adventures in drinking and Dad-hood at daddy-drinks.comlast_img read more