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Habitat calls for volunteers and thanks its “neighbors”

first_img TAGSHabitat for Humanity Previous articleGraham asks Congressional delegation to support Puerto Rico recovery funding Next articleApopka Chamber: “Support local businesses” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An open letter from Penny Seater, Executive DirectorHabitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater ApopkaNeighbors helping neighborsThis past week, we saw large and incredibly powerful hurricane pass through our state. Many of our neighbors homes were impacted by historic flooding, downed trees, and loss of power. We also saw our community come together to feed families, offer each other respite from the heat, and support the first responders working hard to restore our neighborhoods.As the lights (and air conditioners) slowly begin to turn back on, let’s continue working hand in hand to help our neighbors. There is still work to be done and we’re exactly the right people to do it. This week, sign up for a volunteer event right here in our community. Spend the day feeding families who lost all of their food or cleaning up a park that you love. You could even come out and swing a hammer on one of our build sites.Neighbors helping neighbors goes a long way, and we’re all neighbors.For more details on helping Habitat, go here.Need information on FEMA recovery assistance? You can find that information here.  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Kingston Smith competition offers free film for charity

first_img Accountants and charity specialists Kingston Smith are inviting charities to enter their competition to win a free short brand film, worth £150,000 in terms of production work.The Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award for Charities is open to any UK registered charity. The winner will receive a 30-40 second film or commercial designed to promote their message, and suitable for any medium e.g. online, TV, video.There is no cost to the winning charity. “All costs of film production will be covered, as will any travel expenses incurred if representatives from the winning charity choose to be physically present at the panel judgements”.The film will be created by students during the BFX Festival, “using cutting edge VFX and animation techniques”.The idea for the film prize sprung from Kingston Smith’s successful support for Aardman’s short film commemorating World War 1, ‘The Flight of the Stories’ (nominated for an Annie award), commissioned by the Imperial War Museum.CriteriaApplications will be based on:• The extent to which they can demonstrate the benefit that a film would have in the promotion of their cause• A clear strategy for how they would put the film to best use• The creative potential of the ideas they put forward for the content of the filmThe ownership of the winning brand film will be shared between the charity, the production teams, BFX, Bournemouth University and Kingston Smith.Entries to the Creative Vision Award should be submitted by 2 February 2015.The winning charity will be announced on 13 February and its film presented in September. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 16 January 2015 | Newscenter_img Kingston Smith competition offers free film for charity  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Awards videolast_img read more

Workers bus to Harvard protest

first_imgA busload of workers from UNITE HERE Local 100 in New York arrived at Cambridge Common in Massachusetts on Oct. 22. They came in solidarity with the Harvard University dining hall workers, who have been on strike for better health care benefits for several weeks. Members of Parents to Improve School Transportation and Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services joined Local 100 on the bus.Local 100 shops represented on the bus included New York Life, Hunter College, J.P. Morgan, Columbia University, Montclair State University, organized by Local 100 Secretary-Treasurer José Maldonado and Lead Organizer Shafiqur Rahman.Along with 1,000 Local 26 supporters, we marched through Harvard Yard and down Massachusetts Avenue to City Hall, where we had a second rally. Local 100 militantly chanted, “No contract, no peace!” and many other chants throughout the march.On the way home, Maldonado strongly stated that, in solidarity, Local 100 will supply staff and resources to the Harvard dining hall strikers’ campaign. Some of the children on the bus chanted, “All day and all night! Harvard workers on strike!”Local 100 will celebrate the passing of a New York City food service worker retention bill on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. on the steps of New York’s City Hall. This bill will make sure cafeteria workers can’t be unfairly fired when buildings undergo new ownership. The new owners are now required to keep the workers for 90 days; workers can take violations to the Supreme Court.Workers united will never be defeated!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Audio devices to tackle dog fouling

first_img Previous articleUL team get the winning verdict at the Four CourtsNext article1913 lockout takes Limerick students to New York Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie AUDIO devices that encourage dog owners to clean up after their pets have been installed on both sides of the new River Shannon boardwalk in the city in a novel approach to combating dog fouling.Dog owners who pass the audio devices developed by NUI Maynooth-based company Riteview Solutions, will trigger a message stating: “Do your bit to keep Limerick clean. Stop Limerick Dog Litter. Use any bag any bin — please pick up after your dog.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Councils plan to relocate the devices currently operating in the city area to other spots throughout Limerick during the coming months. The local authority is also considering the option of installing additional devices at other sites.Welcoming the  initiative, Mayor Kathleen Leddin said it was important for dog owners to pick up their pet’s litter as dog waste was not only a nuisance but it could also carry diseases that were harmful to humans.The installation of the audio devices has also been welcomed by the Limerick City Tidy Towns Committee, which regularly undertakes clean-ups throughout the city in conjunction with the local authority.Tidy Towns representative Maura O’Neill described it as a fantastic development that would help keep streets and green areas clean by encouraging dog owners to take greater responsibility.“Dog litter is at the top of people’s minds as the worst form of litter and these audio devices help to spread the message that allowing dogs to foul in a public area and then not picking it up is simply unacceptable,” said Ms O’Neill.Limerick City and County Councils environment awareness officer, Sinead McDonnell, explained there are a number of simple ways in which dog owners can help keep public areas dog litter free.“The message we are promoting is simple; always carry a bag to clean up after your dog.  Failing to clean up after your dog is the same as littering and is an offence under the Litter Pollution Acts.“There are now a wide range of options available to dog owners for cleaning up after their dogs. Check at your local vet, pet shop, supermarket or online,” she said. #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook NewsLocal NewsAudio devices to tackle dog foulingBy Alan Jacques – April 4, 2014 862 WhatsApp Email New Music: 40Hurtz Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Print Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Twitter TAGSLimerick city councilLimerick County CouncilMusic LimerickRiteview Solutions last_img read more

RODEO: Former Odessa College cowboy Wallace finishes second in the world

first_img Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – December 14, 2020 Twitter Facebook Facebook SportsCollegeLocal Newscenter_img Pinterest Former Odessa College cowboy Ty Wallace came within eight seconds of winning a world championship.Wallace finished second in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association bull riding world standings in a competition that wasn’t decided until Saturday’s final round at the National Finals Rodeo in Arlington. Wallace totaled $256,599.21, just $11,342.32 behind Stetson Wright, who claimed the title after the average money was added in.Wright, of Milford, Utah, also finished seventh in saddle bronc and was the runaway all-around winner with $337,725.22.Wallace entered the final performance Globe Life Field in first place and was in position to clinch his title with one more qualified ride. Wallace won or shared first place in three go-rounds and had two other scoring rides.“The first two rounds, it kind of took me a couple to get in a groove, I guess,” Wallace said. “I just kind of went back to basics and I’ve drawn some really good bulls and it’s been working. I’m having fun and letting things happen.”Wallace held a lead of just $81.75 over Wright after Friday. Wright won four rounds in bull riding. His win in the seventh round Wednesday cut Wallace’s lead to $81.75 before Wallace tied for first in Thursday’s eighth round for a lead of $26,312.52. Wright won Friday’s round to again close the gap.Another former Odessa College cowboy, Ky Hamilton, finished fourth in the world standings at $201,831.17. Hamilton was in first place earlier in the week before Wallace moved in front.After failing to score in the first two rounds, Wallace caught fire over the next four. He placed second in the third round with a ride of 88.5 points to move into second place in the season standings, won the next two rounds with rides of 89.5 and 91.5, and then took over first place in the standings by tying for third in the sixth round. The four-day run boosted his earnings by $108,097.“Those bulls fit me,” Wallace said. “They bucked really hard. I’ve just got to keep it simple and keep staying on. That’s my goal.”Wallace was able to post such scores despite never having been on any of those bulls before.“I don’t think you have an advantage any way,” he said. “We go all year and might get on only one or two bulls that we’ve ever been on. There’s so many bulls any more that we hardly ever see the same one a lot unless he’s really good.“You’ve just got to stick your hand in there and go at him. On every one, you have to have the same mentality.”Wallace rodeoed at Odessa College for two years, finishing fifth in bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo as a freshman in 2013. He said the tutelage he received from Odessa College coaches Jim Watkins and C.J. Aragon is why he’s having the success he is.“They were a pretty big part of my career when I showed up there,” Wallace said. “What they’ve done for me, I’m where I’m at because they gave me a good foundation where I started.”Wallace reached the NFR for the third time in four years in 2017, finishing third in the world standings with $305,352, before injuries derailed his next two seasons. He ranked 90th in last year’s standings in limited action.“I think a lot of it is staying healthy,” Wallace said of this year’s success. “I haven’t been very healthy the last two years. I made the Finals in 2017, but that was the last time. Since then, I’ve just been hurt.“Staying healthy and keeping a good, positive attitude and having fun have probably been the most important things.”Wallace grew up at Collbran, Colorado, but moved to Ardmore, Oklahoma, two years ago.“It just kind of fell in my lap,” he said. “I’d been looking for some place in North Texas and couldn’t afford anything there. So I went across the state line and found a horse place that was reasonable. I’m a hundred miles from Oklahoma City and a hundred miles from Dallas, so it’s really convenient to fly in and out of there. Where I was in Colorado, it was 3½ hours to Denver.“It’s just a good place to be. It’s a lot warmer. You don’t have to fight the snow and the weather as much. For what I do other than riding bulls, there’s just so much more opportunity there.”Having a home base and other business interests led Wallace to cut back on his rodeo schedule this year“I don’t travel nearly as much as when I was younger,” he said. “I try to be home as much as I possibly can. Once you do find the right place, it’s a lot nicer to be home.”>> Follow Sam Waller on Twitter at @OA_Waller WhatsApp RODEO: Former Odessa College cowboy Wallace finishes second in the world Twitter Previous articleHarmony teachers get bonusesNext articleOAT121520Wallce.jpg Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Deputy McLochlainn says Donegal could face an increase in rural crime because of garda…

first_img Twitter Deputy McLochlainn says Donegal could face an increase in rural crime because of garda cutbacks Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Donegal is facing an increase in rural crime because of garda cutbacks in the county.Under the proposals, gardaí who had been taken off rural duties for single days up until now will be moved to urban stations for up to eight weeks instead.Gardaí in Lifford, Carrigans, Raphoe, Newtowncunningham, Convoy and Castlefin have been told they will have to work at the Divisional headquarters in Letterkenny.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlain says Gardai are not being given the proper resources to do their job:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/padr530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By News Highland – January 20, 2015 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleSurvey shows 60% of Donegal SMEs are confident about the year aheadNext articleWest Tyrone MLA calls for resolution in NI Water dispute News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

The effect of environmental change on vascular plant and cryptogam communities from the Falkland Islands and the Maritime Antarctic

first_imgBackground: Antarctic terrestrial vegetation is subject to one of the most extreme climates on Earth. Currently, parts of Antarctica are one of the fastest warming regions on the planet. During 3 growing seasons, we investigated the effect of experimental warming on the diversity and abundance of coastal plant communities in the Maritime Antarctic region (cryptogams only) and the Falkland Islands (vascular plants only). We compared communities from the Falkland Islands (51 S, mean annual temperature 7.9 degrees C), with those of Signy Island (60 degrees S, – 2.1 degrees C) and Anchorage Island (67 degrees S, -2.6 degrees C), and experimental temperature manipulations at each of the three islands using Open Top Chambers (OTCs).Results: Despite the strong difference in plant growth form dominance between the Falkland Islands and the Maritime Antarctic, communities across the gradient did not differ in total diversity and species number.During the summer months, the experimental temperature increase at 5 cm height in the vegetation was similar between the locations (0.7 degrees C across the study). In general, the response to this experimental warming was low. Total lichen cover showed a non-significant decreasing trend at Signy Island (p < 0.06). In the grass community at the Falkland Islands total vegetation cover decreased more in the OTCs than in adjacent control plots, and two species disappeared within the OTCs after only two years. This was most likely a combined consequence of a previous dry summer and the increase in temperature caused by the OTCs.Conclusion: These results suggest that small temperature increases may rapidly lead to decreased soil moisture, resulting in more stressful conditions for plants. The more open plant communities (grass and lichen) appeared more negatively affected by such changes than dense communities (dwarf shrub and moss).last_img read more

Research Technologist

first_img Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Share Salary Not Specified Save Research Technologist Similar jobs GeneralSummary/Purpose:Under the general supervisionof faculty investigator and other laboratory members, performsresearch laboratory experiments and analysis involving mousemodels. Uses basic science knowledge to learn techniques/methods ofthe lab. Runs lab tests and completes measurements as assigned.Identifies and resolves common problems and uses analytical skillsto implement assigned projects. Understands the role of senior labmembers and accepts constructive guidance. Sets-up experimentsbased on defined standards. Collects and maintains projectdata.Specific Duties andResponsibilities:Follows established protocolsand utilizes appropriate techniques to perform laboratory testsand/or experiments, which may include: behavioral testing inrodents, collecting and processing tissue samples for genotyping(PCR), assisting with animal surgeries and cardiac perfusions,processing brain samples forimmunohistochemistry.Also responsible for breedingtransgenic and knockout mice and will assist in schedulingexperimentalprocedures.Will demonstrate and trainothers in the proper use/operation of laboratory/behavioraltechniques andequipment.Other duties include keepingrecords of studies, compiling tables/data sets of experimentalresults and performing basic statistics, charts and graphs. Aftertraining will be able to calibrate, troubleshoot and performroutine repair and maintenance ofequipment.Participate in developing newprotocols but will strictly monitor laboratory processes tomaintain quality standards for the already establishedprotocols.Assist with animal husbandryof the laboratory mousecolony.General laboratory upkeep forcleanliness andsafety.Responsible for routineoperational activities such as reviewing inventory, maintaining upto date records of tests, preventative maintenance of equipment,etc.Performs miscellaneousrelated duties asassigned.Minimum Qualifications(mandatory):Bachelor’s degree inbiological sciences, chemistry, or related fieldrequired.PreferredQualifications:Knowledge of good labpractices stronglypreferred.Some related researchlaboratory experience stronglypreferred.Special Knowledge, Skills,and Abilities:Goodoraland written communicationskills.Musthaveexcellent organizationalskills.Ability to workindependently, as well as part of ateam.Knowledge of MicrosoftExcel.Equipment, Machine, or ToolRequirements:Computer and LaboratoryequipmentUses various softwareapplications, such as, email, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and softwarefor data analysis.Classified Title:ResearchTechnologistWorking Title: ResearchTechnologist ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range:$14.14-$19.44 per hour(commensurate with experience)Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003061-SOM Pat NeuropathologyPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Save Research Technologist You need to sign in or create an account to save Facebook You need to sign in or create an account to save Research Technologist More searches like this Research Technologist Twitter Johns Hopkins University Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Research Technologist School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Maryland, United States LinkedIn Save Research Technologist last_img read more

Coffee chains set to expand despite gloomy economy

first_imgThe rapid growth of the UK branded coffee chain market of recent years is expected to slow only slightly in 2009 and will break through 5,000 outlets by 2012, according to new data published by Allegra Strategies. Its UK Coffee Shop Market report, published December 2008, claimed that the current economic downturn had only a limited effect on trading performance this year, with only 19% of consumers questioned saying they visited outlets less frequently.The market currently has an estimated 3,721 outlets. However, growth is expected to decelerate in 2009 to 7.7%, compared to 12.6% in 2008, when 417 new branded outlets opened. This year the UK branded coffee shop market achieved a £1.53bn turnover, and this figure is expected to rise to more than £2bn by 2012.Allegra’s research also revealed that the most important consumer trend currently affecting the industry was the growth of speciality coffee/coffee culture (13%), followed by convenience (10%). Latte remains the most purchased drink, followed by cappuccino, tea and hot chocolate. Starbucks came top of the coffee shop charts as the UK’s favourite coffee brand, followed by Costa Coffee and Caffè Nero, while Monmouth Coffee Company was the top independent shop.last_img read more

Dell Precision Statistically Tied for #1 in Worldwide Workstation Market

first_imgIndustries like media and entertainment, engineering and manufacturing, oil and gas, finance, and healthcare are rapidly evolving; and so are the needs of professionals in these industries as they seek more immersive entertainment experiences, design cars that drive themselves, design buildings that stand the test of time, drive the economic engines of our society, or even discover cures for disease. That’s why they need the best tools for the job, and for professionals, there are few things more critical than their workstations.Today, Analyst Firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reported Dell Precision as the No. 1 workstation worldwide in their Quarterly Workstation Tracker Q3-2016, statistically tying HP. This milestone is a huge source of pride for us and a reflection of our commitment to our customers.Furthermore, Dell Precision continues to grow and lead globally in the Mobile Workstation Market with award winning products such as the beautifully designed, thinnest & lightest workstation, the Precision 5510 or the world’s most powerful mobile workstation – Precision 7710.Dell has been a leader in the workstation business for nearly 20 years and we’ve continued to lead with our innovation along the way – most recently with our first VR-ready workstations.In addition to our product leadership, we continue to invest in solutions by enabling innovations such as Dell Precision Optimizer and Dell Reliable Memory Technology Pro. Rounding out our portfolio is market leading ecosystem of docks and accessories, and leading support with ProSupport Plus. We also work to test, optimize and certify our solutions so they perform reliably with today’s key professional applications from leaders such as Adobe, Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, AVID and many more. We’ve worked to make Dell Precision the industry’s most powerful and versatile portfolio with options from mobile users to datacenters – all purpose built to allow professionals to bring their creative ideas and products to market faster.We want to thank and congratulate all our team members, partners and customers that have helped us bring leadership into this important space. But now is not the time to rest. As we embark on the next 20 years of leadership in this market, the challenge to innovate and develop solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations is more important than ever. Our mission remains unchanged — create the best products to empower our customers to do their best work.We have an exciting year ahead. Stay tuned for some of our announcements at CES 2017.Onward and Upward.last_img read more