Orange County Launches #IGotMyShot Campaign to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Build…

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From the Orange County NewsroomOrange County Government officials – along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, the City of Orlando, Orlando Economic Partnership, Visit Orlando, Walt Disney World, and Universal Orlando – revealed their “I Got My Shot” public safety campaign on Wednesday, April 14, designed to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths, highlight trusted voices in the community, and encourage residents to get vaccinated.The campaign was developed at the request of Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and has one overriding goal: reach the desired “community immunity” level of 79 percent as soon as possible.“We want to make all residents aware of the safety, convenience and benefits of taking the vaccine as soon as possible,” said Mayor Demings. “And for those who have already received their vaccines, we’re asking for your help spreading the word to your family, friends and neighbors.”There are those in the community who have taken a “wait and see” approach to the vaccine. Orange County hopes to provide guidance and increase trust levels by debunking vaccine myths and driving home the true benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.“There’s always going to be a certain level of vaccine hesitancy, so we need to ensure everyone knows the COVID-19 vaccine is safe, available, convenient and doesn’t cost anything,” said Dr. Raul Pino, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. “With the help of local health care providers, we can disseminate accurate information about the vaccine and further contain the virus and its mutations as we strive to reach herd immunity.”The campaign is the second phase of the Safer, Stronger, Together County initiative. With national research showing us that those most hesitant use social media as their primary information source, this campaign has been primarily targeted to live and breathe through social platforms.In addition, Orange County staff conducted more than 250 interviews through targeted focus groups to address community concerns and apprehensions about the vaccine. These responses were then incorporated to help frame this public safety campaign.On April 26, 2021, Orange County will partner with AdventHealth in a Town Hall setting to answer questions from community members and further combat vaccine hesitancy.To track vaccination progress, and for more information on the tools you can use to help protect our community against the COVID-19 virus and reach herd immunity as quickly as possible, visit www.ocfl.net/IGotMyShot.center_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Orange County Commissioners, Orlando Mayor Dyer and Orange County Mayor Demings at the Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign launch. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGS#IGOTMYSHOTCampaignCommunity ImmunityCOVID-19healthMythsOrange County GovernmentPublic SafetyVaccinationVaccine Previous articleOne change that could help nursing homes recover from COVID-19 fears and become safer places for aging parentsNext articleGlobal Water Center’s Mobile Discovery Center is coming to Central FL Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Where there’s brass there’s gold

Charles Handy’s latest book focuses on some of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs and as such could prove useful background reading to prospect researchers.Handy interviews what he calls the new alchemists, creative and successful businesspeople who have made something out of nothing, or gold out of brass. These include Trevor Baylis, Julian Richer, Ozwald Boateng, Jane Tewson, Charles Dunstone, and of course Richard Branson. The interviews are accompanied by portrait photographs by Handy’s wife Elizabeth.Order your copy of Charles and Elizabeth Handy’s The New Alchemists from the UK Fundraising Bookshop. Advertisement Tagged with: Prospect research 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. Where there’s brass there’s gold Howard Lake | 29 November 1999 | News  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Men’s basketball upsets No. 7 West Virginia, 82-73

first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. printTCU’s men’s basketball team had a huge night Monday with an 82-73 upset win over No. 7 West Virginia at the Schollmaier Arena. The victory was the Horned Frogs’ first over the Mountaineers and the first home win over a ranked team since beating No. 21 Oklahoma State in 2015.TCU head coach Jamie Dixon credited the win to the team’s stellar defensive performance.TCU guard Desmond Bane celebratesthe Horned Frogs’ victory with the TCU student section. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“We needed to win with defense, we held them to 33 percent from the field and out-rebounded them by six,” Dixon said. “We needed a win with our defense, and that’s the first game we won with our defense.”Though the Frogs lead by just two at the end of the first half, they broke out of the gate ready to distance the score in the second, scoring 12 of the first 13 points.TCU guard Desmond Bane played a key role in building the Frogs’ lead, hitting a tough layup in transition and two threes, causing West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins to call timeout with the Horned Frogs up 47-34.“Desmond is huge for us,” TCU guard Kenrich Williams said. “So we try to get him involved, and he stepped up huge for us.”TCU guard Desmond Bane drivesto the hoop against the West Virginia defense.Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoOnce the Mountaineers trimmed the TCU lead back down to single digits, 48-39, the Horned Frogs answered with six straight points on the strength of a Brodziansky and-one and a Shawn Olden three-pointer to push the lead up to 15, 54-39, with 10:34 left to play.West Virgina’s frustration began to boil over as some pushing and shoving at halfcourt occurred with Mountaineer forward Wesley Harris, who earlier this season punched a Texas Tech fan on the court after the Red Raiders upset the then-No. 2 Mountaineers in Lubbock.TCU forward Kouat Noi’s reaction to Harris resulted in a flagrant two foul and an automatic ejection. Noi finished with 13 points in 15 minutes on 5-7 shooting, including three shots from behind the arc.“The threes were big for us,” Dixon said. “We know [Noi] can shoot it, and we’re just trying to get more and more rebounding out of him and defense. He was terrific knocking down shots for us, and we certainly needed him out there.”Noi’s teammates said his impassioned play served as a morale boost for the team.“He came in and hit some big shots early,” Williams said. “I think the little altercation got the crowd into it more, and it got us fired up in a way. It was huge for us.”TCU guard Shawn Olden hugs TCUforward Kouat Noi following Noi’s ejection.Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe Horned Frogs extended their lead to a high of 20 points when the score reached 63-43 after two Brodziansky free throws with 7:13 remaining– a solid lead after TCU’s one-point loss to the Mountaineers last season.“We felt like they took the game away from us last year at home, losing by one,” TCU guard Alex Robinson said. “For me emotionally, I really wanted this game, and I’m sure it was the same with the rest of the team.”Robinson led all players in scoring as well as minutes, with 17 points in his 39 minutes of play. The game only had one minute of play time pass without Robinson.Robinson also dished a game-high nine assists when assisted plays counted for 20 of the Horned Frogs’ 25 made field goals. The West Virginia head coach said he was impressed with Robinson’s passing abilities.“[TCU is] extremely well coached,” Huggins said. “And Robinson is as good as anybody in our league at finding open people.”Dixon said Robinson’s effort on the glass stood out as the junior hauled in seven rebounds.“The seven rebounds he got were huge,” Dixon said. “He played really good defense and really well. I’m most excited about the seven rebounds.”TCU guard Alex Robinson drives past West Virginia guard Jevon Carter. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe Horned Frogs were able to pull the victory despite Brodziansky and Williams’ shooting 0-9 from the three-point line and just 6-23 combined, partly thanks to Brodziansky’s total 14 points and 10 rebounds. The game marked his second double-double of the season. He also tied his career high with five blocks.Williams finished with a game-high 14 rebounds, which tied for the second most this season.“Vlad’s six three’s that he missed were wide-open, but I talked about winning ugly [being okay],” Dixon said. “We were going to have to find a way to out-rebound them, get layups and make free throws. I think this, going forward, will really help us a lot… I don’t know if they believed we could win just guarding and playing defense.”Up NextTCU will take a break from Big 12 play as they head to Nashville for a Saturday showdown against Vanderbilt in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.. Previous articleHoroscope: January 23, 2018Next articleInterfaith group hopes to pass religious accommodation policy Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee TCU guard Kenrich William dunks on West Virginia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto ReddIt Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Linkedin Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier + posts Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks last_img read more

Aughinish Alumina strongly refute claims of former employee

first_imgPrint WhatsApp However, this claim has been emphatically denied by Aughinish Alumina.Dr. Edward Horgan, who worked at the plant from 1987 to 1995, told the newspaper that Aughinish was “a toxic bomb”, saying that the amount of waste stored there is “many times” that which covered three Hungarian towns.“All you need here is a combination of high tides in the Shannon estuary and a bout of prolonged rainfall and you have the potential for disaster”.However, he added that there was little danger of such a disaster in the short term.In 2001 the company was fined by the Environmental Protection Agency when 500,000 litres of a toxic solution leaked from the plant, most of which went straight into the River Shannon.Dr. Horgan said a similar process is used in Limerick as in Hungary, called the Bayer process, refining bauxite (aluminum ore) to produce aluminum oxide, or alumina.The red mud is a by-product of getting aluminum out of the bauxite.However Rusal, owners of Aughinish, have said the company does not have a bauxite residue lake or pond.“That type of older process is conventionally referred to as ‘wet ponding’. This method would not be given planning permission or licensed by the EPA in Ireland”, said company spokesperson Sean Garland.“Instead RUSAL Aughinish uses the ‘dry stacking’ system of bauxite residue disposal. This dry stacking method utilises modern technology to dewater the bauxite residue within the process plant. The residue is washed, vacuum filtered and then  transferred to the dry stacking bauxite residue disposal area (BRDA) as a thick paste”.The statement goes on to say that as a result of ‘dry stacking’ the deposited residue is not hazardous waste.The company has been in operation since 1983 and produces 1.8 million tonnes of alumina each year, said to contribute over €100 million to the local economy. The plant has received an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control license (IPPCL) from Ireland’s EPA to cover all environmental operating conditions and emissions. Since 2000 comprehensive environmental audits are carried out at the plant every six months. Twitter NewsLocal NewsAughinish Alumina strongly refute claims of former employeeBy admin – October 15, 2010 1991 Facebook Previous articleDeveloper submits new plans for eyesore buildingNext articleTwo charged with possession of over €170,000 of heroin for sale or supply in Limerick city admin Linkedin A toxic sludge spill in Hungary, which has resulted in the death of eight persons, has given rise to concern by a former employee that a similar incident could occur in the Askeaton area. A tabloid newspaper claimed that a disaster of greater proportion to that in eastern Europe could occur if there was a spillage at Aughinish Alumina, where 450 workers are employed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

House attacks under investigation.

first_img Previous articlePictures – Kilmallock claim Munster hurling crownNext articleThe music hall tones of Joyce Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Twitter Email NewsBreaking newsHouse attacks under investigation.By Staff Reporter – November 24, 2014 831 Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement Andrew Carey [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A PIPE-bomb attack is under investigation in Limerick after a suspected device was thrown through the window of a home in Garryowen over the weekend. A suspect device was thrown into a house on West Singland Road, Garryowen shortly before noon on Saturday. The house was occupied at the time but all people escaped without any injuries after the device failed to explode.In the immediate aftermath, a man in his 20s was arrested and detained at Henry Street Garda station.The area was made safe and the device was treated by the bomb disposal unit and is now subject to forensic analysis.A number of other violent incidents are also under investigation after petrol bombs were thrown at houses in Kennedy Park on Friday night causing little damage but not injuring the occupants. Gardai at Roxboro Road Garda station are investigating and can be contacted on 061-214340. Facebooklast_img read more

[3 Decade Old Multani Murder Case] ‘P&H HC Dismisses Anticipatory Bail Plea of Punjab Ex DGP Sumedh Singh Saini [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[3 Decade Old Multani Murder Case] ‘P&H HC Dismisses Anticipatory Bail Plea of Punjab Ex DGP Sumedh Singh Saini [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay9 Sep 2020 4:20 AMShare This – xThe Punjab & Haryana High Court on Tuesday (08th September) dismissed the Anticipatory bail application (filed under S. 438 of CrPC) of Punjab’s former Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini in the three-decade-old Multani kidnapping and murder case.The Single Bench of Justice Fateh Deep Singh was hearing the Anticipatory Bail Application of the Petitioner Sumedh Singh…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Punjab & Haryana High Court on Tuesday (08th September) dismissed the Anticipatory bail application (filed under S. 438 of CrPC) of Punjab’s former Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini in the three-decade-old Multani kidnapping and murder case.The Single Bench of Justice Fateh Deep Singh was hearing the Anticipatory Bail Application of the Petitioner Sumedh Singh Saini, wherein the allegations against him and others came from present complainant Palwinder Singh Multani son of Sh. Darshan Singh Multani, IAS (now deceased) and brother of Balwant Singh Multani.The case against the Petitioner (Sumedh Singh Saini)The case has been registered against Saini under sections 364 (kidnapping or abducting in order to murder), 201 (causing the disappearance of evidence of offence), 344 (wrongful confinement), 330 (voluntarily causes hurt), 219 and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy) [Section 302 IPC added subsequently] of the Indian Penal Code at Mataur police station in Mohali.It has been alleged that Balwant Singh Multani (hereinafter referred to as ‘the deceased’) was killed in State-managed elimination around the month of December 1991.Allegedly, during the tenure of the petitioner (Sumedh Singh Saini) as SSP, Chandigarh on the early morning of 11.12.1991 the police of Chandigarh swooped upon the residence of the deceased and took him away forcibly and illegally without assigning any reason.In fact, as alleged by the Complainant, Saini and other police officials wanted to know the whereabouts of one Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar who happened to be a relative of the deceased.The accused in this case took the deceased (along with other persons who were taken into custody subsequently) to CIA Staff, Sector 11, Chandigarh and they were kept in illegal custody of SI Satbir Singh, who was being instructed from time to time by the petitioner herein.Allegedly, it was during the course of their illegal detention, the deceased (Multani) was given third-degree treatment by the accused.On account of police excesses, the deceased became unwell and on 13.12.1991 an FIR No.440 of 1991 under Sections 212, 216 IPC; Section 25 of the Arms Act, and Sections 3 and 5 of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987 was registered against himHe was shown to be an accused in the said case and hence arrested on false allegations by SI Har Sahai Sharma, In-charge of Police Station, Sector 17, Chandigarh.It was during the police torture, Balwant Singh Multani succumbed to the ghastly third-degree treatment of the police. Later on, in a pre-planned manner, the deceased was shown to have been declared as a proclaimed offender.Arguments put forthThe Arguments of the Petitioner – The counsel drew at length through the various events of the past to bring about the causes of this enmity of the present regime with the petitioner.It was submitted that earlier Hon’ble the Supreme Court of India in Criminal Appeals No.753-755 of 2009 titled ‘State of Punjab v. Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar & others etc.’ decided on 07.12.2011, had passed orders declaring the proceedings to be a nullity and the FIR so registered by the CBI stood quashed.It was sought to be impressed upon the Court that with the malicious addition of offence under Section 302 IPC, the petitioner was certainly entitled to grant of anticipatory bail and his custody in the additional offence is not solicited for.[NOTE: On August 21, a Mohali court had allowed the Punjab police to add a murder charge against Saini in this case.]It was with much force the Counsel stressed that it is after an inordinate delay of almost 29 years the State has woken up from its slumber to prosecute the petitioner for a stale case which does not sustain in the eyes of law.It was also argued that at no point of time there has been misuse of concession of anticipatory bail so granted to the petitioner.The Counsel contended that being a senior Ex-functionary of the Police, having participated in bringing the State of Punjab to normalcy, needs to be compassionately dealt with and sought a grant of bail.The Arguments of the State – The Counsels for the respondent/State at the very onset argued that the petitioner happened to be a blue-eyed police official with political patronage and have sought to meander through various episodes during his tenure in the police force regarding innumerable police encounters/State-managed eliminations.A Judgment of the P&H HC in ‘Vinod Kumar vs. The State of Punjab and others’ 1996 (1) PLR 325 was also cited to impress upon the Court that the petitioner had even gone to the extent of overawing the Courts.Much stress was laid on the evidence that has come up subsequent to the bail order dated 11.05.2020 of learned Additional Sessions Judge, SAS Nagar Mohali, submitting that former police officials SI Jagir Singh, SI Kuldip Singh and SI Har Sahai Sharma have become the approvers.Allegedly, they have admitted how, while in police custody Balwant Singh Multani was tortured and eliminated and the manner in which they had produced an accused impersonating as Balwant Singh Multani (the deceased) when it was apparent that he had already been put to death much prior thereto and had only secured the remand to escape being prosecuted in this elimination.It was also argued that crimes do not die with the efflux of time and can be revived at any point of time as and when evidence surfaces.Lastly, it was contended that custodial interrogation of the petitioner was very much essential to unearth the manner in which the deceased Balwant Singh Multani was interrogated, tortured and eliminated.Court’s ObservationWhile taking into consideration the Apex Court’s order in State of Punjab v. Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar & others (supra), the High Court said that it was evident that this order does not debar the complainant to have fresh recourse to his aggrievement and therefore, this argument on behalf of the petitioner failed to impress the Court.The Court further stated,”A Perusal of the records is in itself illustrative how the deceased having been illegally apprehended within the jurisdiction of District Mohali, at no point of time over this long period, was ever produced before the Judicial Magistrate and it was only before an Executive Magistrate in another District in Gurdaspur he is alleged to have been produced on 14.12.1991 before the SDM from where he is stated to have escaped from huge posse of police and paramilitary forces; rather rightly strengthens the belief of the complainant and a rationale person that it was with a preconceived plan the entire gamut was played to facilitate easy elimination of Balwant Singh Multani.” (emphasis supplied)The court further observed,”Prior thereto the police admits being in custody of the deceased and therefore a heavy onus lay on it to remove this needle of suspicion which it has not been prima-facie able to succeed.”The court acknowledged the fact that though initially, the petitioner (Sumedh Singh Saini) was allowed anticipatory bail vide orders dated 11.05.2020 when the investigations were at the nascent stage but subsequently, on account of the addition of offences, the Court of learned Additional Sessions Judge, SAS Nagar (Mohali) vide orders dated 10.07.2020 had dismissed the anticipatory bail of the petitioner “in view of the evidence collected and which has prompted the petitioner to come up and knock at the doors of this Court.”Most importantly, the court remarked,”A million-dollar question arises whether under the garb of interim bail/anticipatory bail, the hands of the the investigating agency can be tied so as to frustrate its endeavours to unearth the truth and reach into the circumstances unfolding into the manner of the crime. If it would have been the intention of the legislature then no crime in this world could have been detected and the culprits would have gone scot-free.”The court was of the view that in such nature of crime the commission is in utmost secrecy and coming across witnesses is a herculean task in itself as it is more based on circumstances and common human experiences which were experienced in abundance by this State in those dark days.The court further noted,”Since it is at this juncture, the investigating agency has woken up and gathered the courage to investigate its own officer and therefore, the vital pieces of evidence which would come handy in leading to various leads would inch towards unravelling this puzzle which too has baffled the citizenry who are looking upon the justice system as a last resort to get justice.”Lastly, the Court while dismissing the instant bail application remarked,”There being every likelihood of petitioner stifling fair investigations and trial and for which custodial interrogation of the petitioner is very much essential to piece together this unfortunate incident, necessitates dismissal of the instant bail application.”Case Details:Case Title: Sumedh Singh Saini v. State of PunjabCase No.: CRM-M No.26304 of 2020Quorum: Justice Fateh Deep SinghAppearance: Senior Advocate A.P.S. Deol, Advocate Himmat S. Deol (For the Petitioner); Senior Advocate Siddharth Luthra, with Senior Advocate Harin P. Raval, assisted by Advocates Karan Bharihoke, Sheezan Hashmi, Anmol Kheta; along with Special Public Prosecutor Sartej Singh Narula, Dy. Advocate General, Punjab Anusha Nagarajan, Assistant Advocate General, Punjab Diya Sodhi, Dy. Advocate General, Punjab Jagmohan Ghuman (for the respondent/State).Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Could local forestry be more user friendly?

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter There are calls on Donegal County Council to engage with Collite with a view towards making forestry more user friendly. Since March, many of the forests in the Letterkenny and Milford areas have grown in popularity but it’s thought more can be done in terms of improving pathways and facilities.Cathaoirleach of the Letterkenny MD Cllr Donal Coyle believes that there’s a real opportunity to make the local amenities better for everyone:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/donalwoods.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Google+ By News Highland – November 6, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Could local forestry be more user friendly? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleEmergency services at scene of car fire in InishowenNext articleGovernment urged to open non-essential retail earlier News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApplast_img read more

Oh we do like to buy beside the seaside!

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Oh we do like to buy beside the seaside! previous nextHousing MarketOh we do like to buy beside the seaside!The Negotiator1st September 20160550 Views Knight Frank’s Waterfront View 2016 report reveals that we Brits really do like to buy beside the seaside, most of all, we like to buy seaside property in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.This may not be a huge surprise but the differential may be – prices for prime waterfront properties in those counties is up to 71 per cent higher than inland comparables.As well as a price premium, the research points to a number of towns and cities along the coast that surpassed the wider property market over the last two decades in terms of price growth.Using data from the Land Registry, based on actual sales volumes going back to 1995, Knight Frank calculated the annual price performance of individual coastal markets relative to the average price increase across the three counties.Croyde in North Devon(pictured) has been the best performing coastal market over this time, with annual outperformance of 4.1per cent on average.Over 20 years this equates to cumulative price growth of around 122 per cent above the wider Cornwall, Devon and Dorset area. Over the past two decades, Croyde prices have risen by 432 per cent, compared to 310 per cent combined across the three local authorities.A number of other longestablished prime markets including Rock, Salcombe, Padstow and Falmouth are the hotspots, all experiencing outperformance of at least two per cent annually since 1995.Knight Frank’s Waterfront View 2016 report research seaside properties in Cornwall seaside properties research Devon & Dorset September 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

UK: HMS Somerset Plays Key Role in Transatlantic Yacht Race

first_img Training & Education View post tag: role View post tag: Race View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: HMS View post tag: key View post tag: Transatlantic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Somerset May 28, 2013 UK: HMS Somerset Plays Key Role in Transatlantic Yacht Race View post tag: News by topic View post tag: yacht Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Somerset Plays Key Role in Transatlantic Yacht Race Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset acted as the prestigious starting platform for a tough single-handed transatlantic yacht race setting off from the south coast on Bank Holiday Monday.The Devonport-based frigate took time out from her current period of Operational Sea Training to embark Race Officials, accompanied by 50 guests from the Royal Western Yacht Club, who organise the race, along with the Official Starter, Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson DSC.The twenty boats and skippers of the 14th OSTAR sailing race set off from Plymouth heading for Newport, Rhode Island, as soon as HMS Somerset signalled the start of the challenging race using her 3lb Saluting Gun. Lieutenant Christopher Owen, the Ship’s Race Liaison Officer, and an accomplished sailor himself, said: “It is superb for HMS Somerset to play such a key role in this amazing event.”Adding: “But for me sailing with a crew is more enjoyable, just like serving aboard a warship.”The deck of HMS Somerset offered an unparalleled vantage point for guests and the ship’s company to view the start of this four-yearly race, which was first competed for in 1960. The mixed field of amateur and professional sailors are expected to reach American shores, after 2,700 miles alone at sea, around the end of June. One of the race competitors, a retired Royal Marine, Mervyn Wheatley (69) said: “This race has many challenges, getting to Newport is the main one!”Adding: “I have a glass of sherry with peanuts every evening and, quite often, a glass of merlot with my freeze dried meal.”Once the race was underway, HMS Somerset quickly returned to the rigours of sea training, preparing for operational tasking later in the year.[mappress]Press Release, May 28, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: plays View post tag: UK View post tag: europe View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

Professor – Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) (67437)

first_imgThe Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University ofFlorida (UF) invites applications for a full-time tenured facultyposition at the rank of Professor in the Department of Industrialand Systems Engineering (ISE). The position focuses on industrialengineering applications of artificial intelligence (AI) methodswith an emphasis of fairness in AI algorithm development forhealthcare and education challenges, including addressingdisparities and bias. Potential research opportunities for thisposition include collaborations with the College of Medicine,College of the Arts, Warrington College of Business, and LevinCollege of Law.UF ISE offers BS, ME, MS and Ph.D. degrees. We have approximately500 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students. TheDepartment hosts research in various application areas includingenergy systems, healthcare systems, supply chain systems andtransportation systems. We also currently host methodologicalresearch in data analytics, human systems engineering,optimization, simulation, and stochastic analysis. There are alsooutstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary work across the UFcampus. More information about the department can be found athttp://www.ise.ufl.edu .UF is currently ranked as one of the top-10 best publicuniversities, 6th according to the 2021 U.S. News & WorldReport of Best Colleges. The Herbert Wertheim College ofEngineering is currently implementing a major expansion of facultyand state-of-the-art research and education facilities. The Collegewill reach 300 faculty members in the near future with the ISEDepartment currently comprised of 23 permanent members. For moreinformation about our College initiatives, please visit http://eng.ufl.edu . The University andCollege count among its greatest strengths a value of broaddiversity among faculty, students and staff and a robust, inclusiveand welcoming climate for learning and research. UF is committed toequal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeksindividuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributeswho, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record ofincluding a broad diversity of individuals in research and [email protected] addition to having a doctorate degree in ISE or a closelyrelated discipline, the applicant must possess a strong academicrecord for research and teaching excellence as well as a strongservice record. Potential professor candidates will be expected tohave a clear agenda for substantially adding to current departmentfunded research combined with a passion for mentoring and leadingearly-career faculty to success. Candidates will also be expectedto have a high-level of awareness of future trends in funding andresearch opportunities in AI for healthcare and education. Priorservice in funding agencies is preferred. Additionally, candidateswill be expected to develop a high-quality publication record atUF, supervise Ph.D. students, and teach both undergraduate andgraduate courses in ISE. Outstanding candidates will be consideredfor any available endowed appointments (facultyfellowships/professorships/chairs) at the time of offer.The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately,with the first full committee screening occurring on December 7,2020, and will continue to receive applications until the positionis filled. All applications must be submitted through Interfolioat: https://apply.interfolio.com/81478 . (Job 67437).Complete applications must include the following files in PDFformat: (1) cover letter (summary and introduction related tohiring emphasis areas); (2) a personal statement (includingidentification of any synergies with UF ISE as well as UFinvestigators, centers & institutes); (3) a diversity statement(including experience in working with diverse and underrepresentedgroups in engineering); (4) a curriculum vitae (including a 1-pageCV highlights); (5) a research program vision statement (with afocus on how any plans will support the department and college),(6) a teaching statement (including a personal philosophy andinterests); (7) up to three representative journal articles(co-)authored by the applicant; and (8) the names, addresses, phonenumbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to fivereferences. The final candidate will be required to provide anofficial transcript to the hiring department upon hire. Theanticipated start for the position is Spring 2021 with someflexibility for a later start based on individual needs.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.The University of Florida is An Equal Employment OpportunityInstitution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed toapply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent uponeligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordancewith Florida’s Sunshine Law.#Category=69The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more