TV vet urges marathon effort for PDSA

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events London marathon Howard Lake | 17 December 2008 | News TV presenter and vet, Steve Leonard, is urging runners training for the London Marathon to consider harnessing their energy to help raise funds for leading veterinary charity PDSA.Although his busy work schedule prevents Steve from doing the run himself, as a long-term supporter of PDSA the popular TV personality says: “I can’t think of a better motivation to keep on running than helping PDSA continue its marathon effort of looking after pets in need.”Sponsorship money raised by marathon runners will help PDSA provide free veterinary treatment to the sick and injured pets of people in need. Over 1.8 million treatments will be carried out this year, at a cost of £48 million. PDSA relies on the generosity and goodwill of the public to fund its PetAid services.PDSA Fundraising Manager Brenda Alexander says: “Taking on 26.2 miles on April 26, 2009, is a big challenge, but a very worthwhile one if you decide to support a charity. Whether you can raise £100 or £1000 for PDSA, we’ll be there every step of the way to support your fundraising efforts.“Previous runners found that running for charity really spurred them on and kept them motivated. If you love animals and want to find out more about supporting PDSA in your marathon mission, please contact me at [email protected] or by calling 01952 290999.”For more information about PDSA, please visit www.pdsa.org.ukEndsNotes to Editors:Leading veterinary charity, PDSA provides free veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of those unable to afford veterinary fees and promotes responsible pet ownership. The charity operates a UK-wide network of 47 PetAid hospitals and branches and also works through some 351 contracted private practices (PetAid practices).This year PDSA PetAid hospitals and branches will provide more than 1.8 million free treatments and more than 200,000 preventive treatments, such as vaccinations, neutering and microchipping. In addition, more than 36,000 pets are registered for PDSA-funded veterinary care through PetAid practices.In 2008 delivery of PDSA PetAid services will cost more than £48 million. The charity is funded entirely by public support; mainly donations, gifts in wills and trading.To be eligible for PDSA care, a pet owner must be in receipt of either Housing Benefit or Council Tax Benefit and live within the designated postcode catchment area of their local PDSA PetAid service.Potential and existing clients can obtain more information on PDSA PetAid services by phoning 0800 731 2502.PDSA operates 179 charity shops UK-wide and is supported by 4,800 volunteers.The charity asks that it is referred to by its initials, PDSA, in all editorial rather than by its legal name The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals.PDSA and PetAid are registered trademarks of PDSA.For further information, interviews and photography please contact Lisa Nickless or Jenny Davies in the PDSA Press Office on 01952 204775 or email [email protected] or [email protected] 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. TV vet urges marathon effort for PDSA  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Action for Children Christmas Appeal 2012

first_img Tagged with: christmas Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Action for Children has issued a Christmas appeal in response to their contacts with an an increasing number of parents who are struggling to feed their children.The appeal asks for a donation of £10 which “could pay for a week of hot meals for a hungry child”The message works well by contrasting a decorated Christmas table, laid out with plenty of food to go round, with the same table as all the food and decorations are removed, leaving it empty. Advertisement  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Action for Children Christmas Appeal 2012 www.actionforchildren.org.ukcenter_img  59 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 30 November 2012 | News It comes two weeks after a most positive video about Christmas which features a group of children who use the charity’s services: 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.last_img read more

PolitiTalk: FBI memo, 2018 agenda, Dr. Grant Ferguson

first_imgWATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Alumna joins ‘Survivor’ reality show in quest for a million dollars CRES negotiates move to interdisciplinary unit amid student resistance Linkedin Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ ReddIt Linkedin Elizabeth Campbell Twitter Facebook + posts ReddItcenter_img Facebook Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ Elizabeth Campbell is executive editor of TCU 360 and a senior journalism and political science double major. When not in the newsroom, she’s thinking about the news while probably watching TCU football or being a history nerd. Send her a tip if you have a story to share! Previous articleTCU works to alleviate stress through meditation groupsNext articleHoroscope: February 5, 2018 Elizabeth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printPresident Donald Trump’s release of the F.B.I. surveillance memo, the 2018 agenda, State Department official Tom Shannon’s retirement and more on this episode of Polititalk as I’m joined by Dr. Grant Ferguson, political science professor here at Texas Christian University. Breakdown: Cambridge Analytica, information warfare Elizabeth Campbellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/elizabeth-campbell/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more

Geoverse Joins with Sigma IT Consulting and Senseware to Help Enterprises Prepare for a…

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleTalent Experience Plattform Phenom übernimmt Münchner Start-up TalentcubeNext articlePhenom Acquires Talentcube, Signaling Video’s Permanent Impact on Remote Hiring and Talent Management Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Facebook Twittercenter_img Geoverse Joins with Sigma IT Consulting and Senseware to Help Enterprises Prepare for a Safe Return to the Office in 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Geoverse today announced it is partnering with Sigma IT Consulting and Senseware on a solution to help businesses and communities reopen and operate safely. The solution leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things-based (IoT) environmental sensing, and private cellular networks to help provide a safer environment for those organizations transitioning back to the office or place of work. Functionally, the solution can monitor and detect the physical environment in real time against people’s behavior, measure the local air quality, initiate air mitigation responses if necessary, and share the resulting status information with local staff and user communities. The AI-enabled thermal cameras monitor and count the tenants and visitors transiting a common space like an office, hotel lobby, or school entrance, and will detect in real time those who are adhering to mask and distancing guidelines. In addition, these thermal cameras can detect those who may be exhibiting elevated temperatures so they can be quickly isolated. With this real-time localized status information, proactive measures can be launched across a number of fronts, from adjusting HVAC systems and initiating the onsite industrial IoT air sensing mitigation systems, to notifying staff and tenants in the building of current conditions so they can respond accordingly. Sigma IT, a subsidiary of the Sigma Group, is an expert in building and applying AI and computer vision for industrial IoT use cases and helps many organizations with their digital transformation strategy. Computer vision is the domain that evaluates how computers can gain high-level understanding from digital images and video. It ultimately seeks to learn and automate tasks along the lines of a human visual system against triggers in these images. This application is just one of many that could be applied across a number of enterprise environments, including security at an office, port or stadium. Senseware is a leader in the development of unified, scalable, turnkey IoT platforms that can monitor and mitigate airborne threats across indoor physical environments like schools, healthcare facilities, and more. These systems can detect for COVID today and are already in commercial use. By integrating and connecting these systems with a dedicated high-performance private cellular network, the solution can extend its reach and application by sharing the real-time data across the environment and community it is serving. Collectively, it is a powerful and effective platform that can be applied across physical environments when the world takes a step toward returning to public spaces. The system is already being deployed at Geoverse’s Bellevue, Washington, headquarters. “This partnership with innovators like Sigma IT and Senseware helps us reach a broader audience by demonstrating how these networked solutions can be realistically applied in today’s environment to help address real world challenges. We simply don’t want to hand off a network to an enterprise and have them figure out on their own what can be done with it. We want to be a vested partner that demonstrates more than just the basic connectivity aspect, hence the Value Beyond Connectivity we promote,” said Geoverse CEO and Co-founder Rod Nelson. “We have great experience of developing creative and innovative solutions to solve customers’ business problems and technical challenges. Together with Geoverse’s solution, we can address business problems that require reliable networks and low latency. With this joint solution, we can help enterprises across verticals to digitally transform the way they do business, from logistics to resource extraction, to education,” said Mattias Zaunders, Sigma IT’s vice president of Digital Innovation. “Already organizations today are preparing for a return to the office with our platforms but integrating it as part of a broader AI-based solution with the ability to network and share the related info to the stakeholders will only help to accelerate this transition,” said Senseware CEO Dr. Serene Almomen. For more information on Geoverse, Sigma IT, or Senseware, and to learn about this application, contact a representative today. About Geoverse Geoverse is a mobile operator that provides comprehensive in-building cellular solutions to enable users and devices to roam across public carrier networks seamlessly and securely. The company’s private 5G/LTE wireless network offering—using innovations like citizens broadband radio service (CBRS)—interconnects with major mobile operators, delivering a secure, robust, and flexible network for private applications and high-performance coverage for tenants and visitors. Geoverse, the largest Neutral Host operator across the US, is a subsidiary of ATN International (NASDAQ: ATNI), a company with more than 30 years of experience building and operating connectivity solutions for enterprise verticals, carriers, and consumers. www.geoverse.io About Sigma IT Consulting Sigma IT Consulting is a leading consulting group with an objective to make their customers more competitive and works towards the vision of “Expect a Better Tomorrow.. Their means is technological know-how and a constant passion for innovation and finding better solutions. They employ over 5,000 employees in fourteen countries. Sigma is privately owned by Danir AB, a Swedish holding company. In 2013, they made a strategic investment to acquire Sony Mobile’s hardware department in Sweden (Lund), including their advanced lab facilities and about 200 engineers. Today Sigma has over 500 engineers developing consumer electronic and IoT devices based on the latest connectivity hardware platforms and the complete spectrum of radio technology. Their diverse IoT capabilities in design, technology and strategy enable them to create products and services that change and improve the end-user experience, from hardware development to production technology, full stack software development in Microsoft Azure, cyber security, and advanced analytics. sigmaitconsulting.com About Senseware Senseware is accelerating digital transformation with a structured method of real-time capture of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Environmental data. Built on the founding vision of providing a simple solution of delivering real-time data from the physical environment to the web, Senseware’s complete IoT Technology Stack integrates plug-and-play configurable IoT Edge hardware with IoT Core software in the cloud. By removing the need for IoT development kits, Senseware is increasing the velocity of IoT applications. senseware.co View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005314/en/ CONTACT: Calysto for Geoverse Justine Schneider 404-266-2060 x507 [email protected] Mattias Zaunders VP Digital Innovation Sigma IT Consulting [email protected] 425.389.1248 Dr. Serene Almomen Senseware [email protected] 571-766-6443 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WASHINGTON INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY GENERAL HEALTH MOBILE/WIRELESS BUILDING SYSTEMS OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONSULTING SECURITY PHOTOGRAPHY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE HEALTH NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE SOURCE: Geoverse Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005314/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 last_img read more

Fishery Officers being attacked by poachers along River Foyle

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Fishery Officers tasked with staming out poaching along the Lifford and Strabane river banks have been attacked with knives, hatchets and breeze blocks.A Loughs Agency official said a member of his staff could have been killed when a breeze-block was dropped from a bridge onto a patrol boat.The incident, at Lifford Bridge was one of a number of recent attacks on workers carrying out anti-poaching patrols in the Foyle area.The agency’s director of conservation and protection, John McCartney, said workers had been assaulted and had stones thrown at them..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/jmc1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img Pinterest By News Highland – July 29, 2011 Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleGAA – Tyrone unchanged for Roscommon clashNext articleGAA – Captain Murphy is good for Croke Park News Highland Fishery Officers being attacked by poachers along River Foyle Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Implement Provisions Of Mental Healthcare Act In Letter And Spirit Within 6 Months : Manipur HC Directs State Government [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesImplement Provisions Of Mental Healthcare Act In Letter And Spirit Within 6 Months : Manipur HC Directs State Government [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay12 Sep 2020 11:33 PMShare This – xThe Manipur High Court on Tuesday (01st September) directed the State Government to implement the provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 (PDF File of the Act) and establish the necessary infrastructures expeditiously.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh said,”We direct the State Government to implement the provisions of the Mental…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 Manipur High Court on Tuesday (01st September) directed the State Government to implement the provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 (PDF File of the Act) and establish the necessary infrastructures expeditiously.The Division Bench of Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Kh. Nobin Singh said,”We direct the State Government to implement the provisions of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 in letter and spirit preferably within a period of six months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order.”The BackgroundA senior citizen had filed this PIL pleading that non-implementation of the Mental Health Act, 1987 and the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 is causing hardship to the mentally challenged persons of the State of Manipur.The Court acknowledged the fact that the Mental Health Act, 1987 was enacted and thereafter, it was repealed by the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017. It came into force on 07.04.2017.The object and reasons of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 is to provide for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during the delivery of mental healthcare and services and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.It was the specific plea of the petitioner that provisions of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 have not been implemented in letter and spirit. Further, the non-establishment of the psychiatric hospital and nursing home in the State of Manipur has put the mentally ill persons to great hardship and their fundamental rights are violated.It was contended that the district authorities have a major role to monitor the mental health of mentally affected persons within the district. Since the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 specifically enjoins the Central Government and the State Government to provide mental health care by establishing mental health establishments, the present PIL was filed.Court’s Observation and Directions issuedThe Court took into account Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Judgment in the case of Death of 25 Chained Inmates in Asylum Fire in Tamil Nadu, In Re Vs. Union of India and Others (2002) 3 SCC 31, wherein the Apex Court had discussed the scope of Mental Health Act 1987 as it was in enforced then and gave certain directions to the Central Government and the State Government.Specifically, the Apex Court had issued the following directions:-“4. Further Union of India is directed –a) To frame a Policy and initiate steps for establishment of at least one Central Government-run Mental Health Hospital in each State (As provided under Section 5 of the Act). PIL No. 12 of 2018b) To examine the feasibility of formulating uniform rules regarding the standard of services for both public and private sector Mental Institutes;c) To constitute a committee to give recommendations on the issue of care of mentally challenged persons who have no immediate relatives or who have been abandoned by relatives.d) To frame norms for Non-Government Organisations working in the field of Mental health and to ensure that services rendered by them are supervised by qualified/ trained persons.5. All State Governments are also directed to frame Policy and initiate steps for establishment of at least one State Government-run Mental Health Hospital in each State. It is clarified that a Mental Health Hospital as stated above means a full-fledged Hospital catering only to mentally challenged persons and does not include a separate psychiatric ward in a Medical College or Government Hospital.”In this context, the Manipur High Court observed,”The Direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court will be applicable in so far as implementation of the present Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 with such further modification as specified in the new Act. All the provisions of the new Act have to be strictly implemented by the State Government. It is for the State Government to work out the modality for financing the establishment of the psychiatric hospitals and nursing homes (i.e) mental health establishments.” (Emphasis supplied)It may be noted that the Apex Court, in a judgment delivered in 2019, had noted that under the Mental Health Care Act, 2017, there is a statutory right for mentally ill persons to live with dignityThe Bench comprising Justice NV Ramana, Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar and Justice Indira Banerjee had observed that Section 20 (1) of the Mental Health Care Act explicitly provides that ‘every person with mental illness shall have a right to live with dignity’.Significantly, the Supreme Court on Friday (11th September) issued notice to the Attorney General for India in a plea wherein the Petitioner sought directions to ensure the prevention of attempts to commit suicide by persons who threw themselves in animal enclosures in Zoos.The Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian further sought for an explanation from the Centre on the conflict between Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, and Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code.A discussion regarding the validity of Section 115 also ensued between the CJI and Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta wherein the CJI remarked that there can be no blanket presumption on the intention behind the commitment of suicide.It may be noted that the Section 115 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 says,115. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in section 309 of the Indian Penal Code any person who attempts to commit suicide shall be presumed, unless proved otherwise, to have severe stress and shall not be tried and punished under the said Code.(2) The appropriate Government shall have a duty to provide care, treatment and rehabilitation to a person, having severe stress and who attempted to commit suicide, to reduce the risk of recurrence of attempt to commit suicide. (emphasis supplied)In short, it provides for the presumption of severe stress in cases of attempt to commit suicide (person who are mentally stressed and unaware about their well-being), unless proved otherwise and the person shall not be tried or punished under the Indian Penal Code.Case Details:Case Title: Maibam Jatiswor Singh v. The State of Manipur & Ors.Case No.: PIL No. 12 of 2018Quorum: Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice Kh. Nobin SinghAppearance: Advocate Juno Rahman (For the Petitioner); Addl. Advocate General M. Rarry, (for the respondents)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

Distribution of macrobenthic taxa across the Scotia Arc, Southern Ocean

first_imgAn extremely dynamic chain of archipelagos links South America and the Antarctic Peninsula. It includes islands, which are large and small, old and young, near continental margins and isolated, and well sampled and poorly known. The current study sampled the macrobenthos of all the major archipelagos of this arc at shelf and slope depths using an Agassiz trawl. At least four samples (200 m, 500 m, 1000 m and 1500 m) were taken down-slope at Falkland Trough, Shag Rocks, South Georgia, South Thule, Powell Basin, Elephant Island, and Livingston Island sites and one sample was collected in the caldera of Deception Island. Despite the biogeographical and biodiversity importance of this region, this is the first time (by definition) entire standardized trawl samples have been analysed from all its archipelagos and at any consistent taxonomic level. We found 15 phyla and 29 classes of macro- and megafauna in total across the samples, many of which occurred at all sites. Even at remote and geologically young sites richness was high. Richness increased with abundance and wet mass and was highest in the shallow shelf samples and lowest at 1500 m. Abundance and wet mass varied more than two orders of magnitude, even within classes or study areas. There were strong similarities between the ascidian dominated shallow faunas of the two active volcanic sites, Southern Thule and Deception Island despite huge differences in isolation. There were also strong faunal similarities between Falkland Trough and Shag Rocks despite being on opposing sides of the Polar Front. In contrast two near neighbours with similarly soft substrata, Elephant and Livingston islands were amongst the most dissimilar.last_img read more

Free property management for 50 landlords in East Midlands

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Free property management for 50 landlords in East Midlands previous nextMarketingFree property management for 50 landlords in East MidlandsA letting agent in the East Midlands is offering free property management to landlords to celebrate 10 years in business.The Negotiator7th April 2021097 Views An East Midlands-based letting agent is offering landlords free property management to mark a decade in business.The attractive deal is available to the first 50 new landlords who let up to two properties through Fairview Estates in West Bridgford, Nottingham, and sign up before 31 May. Usual property management fees of 8% plus VAT will be axed for the first 10 months, saving landlords over £600 on average per property.Founder, Aaron Cambden,said: “With a look to the future, we’re planning to concentrate on growing our portfolio of properties and landlords. We practice with an innovative approach and so we utilise a number of different technical and marketing styles in order to help tenants and landlords find each other.”Encouraging buy-to-let investment?As figures released by ARLA Propertymark reveal, the East Midlands had the second highest number of new tenants per branch in February and the latest data from the ONS shows that property in the region costs £36,454 less than the UK-average. Fairview Estates hopes that these findings, combined with their offer of free property management, will attract more investment from prospective landlords in the local property market.With a plan to develop their presence in Leicestershire and Derbyshire as well as build on their current property sourcing services, the letting agent is hoping to be able to guide more landlords through the investment and provide property management over the long term.To benefit from the free property management offer, landlords must sign a contract between now and 31 May and quote the promotional code, FAIRVIEW10.Fairview Estates is a local, independent letting agent which was founded by Aaron Cambden and Rob Piticks in 2011 and has let over 1,000 properties in that time. Based in West Bridgford, Nottingham, the company currently serves Arnold, Beeston, Carlton, Grantham, Mansfield, Sherwood, Newark, Ruddington, West Bridgford and Wollaton.Fairview estates aaron cambden east midlands landlords property management April 7, 2021Charlotte FlakeWhat’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

Nissan apprenticeships harder than a place at Oxford

first_imgResearch conducted by Lord Adonis suggests that Nissan apprenticeships have become more competitive than a place at Oxford University.The report, “More and Better Jobs: North-East International” revealed that with 1,000 applications for 20 places, the candidate’s chance of success is just 2%.By contrast, Oxford receives on average 17,200 applications for 3,200 places, giving an approximately 18% chance of a place. In fact, in recent years, Oxford has seen a slight decline in applications – down 5% from 2010 to 2011.However, as well as highlighting the quality of the apprenticeship programme offered by Nissan, these statistics also draw attention to a lack of opportunities in the vocational sector. Adonis commented that “Nissan’s apprenticeship programme is regarded as one of the best in the country so you would expect to see it oversubscribed, but it is scandalous that so few apprenticeship places are available at companies across this region.”He hopes to create 13,000 apprenticeships in the North-East every year in order to “get young people on the road to a job, not the road to the dole.” His research focused specifically on the North-East: he is keen to see a higher proportion of the population going on the higher education as well as vocational work.Claiming that these internships are harder than Oxford University could be a controversial statement. However, on closer inspection, it seems that they were a provocative statement rather than a genuine comparison between the two institutions. His allegation that “The competition for places is unbelievably fierce, more even than for Oxford University’ is more to do with numbers than application process.Quality and quantity are not necessarily synonymous, as confirmed by Adam Tyndell, Lord Adonis’s Assistant who alleged that “Andrew was referring to the number of applicants per place, only.”Jonathon Metzer, Co-Chair of Oxford University Labour Club, was supportive of Adonis’ research. “Lord Adonis is absolutely right to highlight the need to expand apprenticeships so that there are clear pathways to success for less academically-inclined people and I strongly hope that his ideas will gather cross-party support.”Metzer also confirmed that Adonis will be speaking at the OULC on Monday of 3rd Week.last_img read more

Waterfront Nissequogue Estate House Asks $5.9M

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This majestic brick manor waterfront estate house nestled on 3.49 acres and luxuriously appointed with the finest finishes is listed for sale at 5 Fox Point Dr. in the Village of Nissequogue.Built in 2006, this six-bedroom Colonial with eight bathrooms and two half bathrooms has about 10,000-square-feet of living space. In addition to fine millwork, gracious rooms, and six fireplaces, amenities this exceptional residence features include a billiards room, theater, two-lane bowling alley, and an in-ground pool with a cabana.It come equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, office, telephone room, a fully finished basement and central air conditioning. Outside it has a four-car garage with two lifts, a porch, screened-in patio and 110 feet of water frontage.The property is nearby Long Beach Town Park, The David Weld Sanctuary and Nissequogue Golf Club. It is also about two miles from downtown Smithtown and the St. James Long Island Rail Road station. It is in the Smithtown School District.The asking price is $5,900,000, not including the annual property taxes of $89,401.The real estate agent listed for the property is Marianne Koke of Daniel Gale Agency Inc. She can be reached at 631-584-6600.last_img read more