9 May

Shedding new light on the life cycle of mackerel icefish in the Southern Ocean

first_imgMackerel icefish have a widespread distribution in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean sectors of the low-Antarctic region. Biological characteristics differ considerably between populations in the southern Scotia Arc and those living further to the north. Fish living in the north mature 1 year earlier than in the south. They have a much shorter life span and die after they have spawned two to three times. The number of eggs produced per gram of body mass is higher in the north. Stocks have declined in most parts of the distributional range due to the impact of fishing and due to natural causes. Increases in populations of Antarctic fur seals at South Georgia and parts of the Indian Ocean appear to have led to increased predation on stocks of icefish. Shifts in hydrological regimes in the northern part of the distributional range have either started to lead or will lead to deteriorating living conditions for mackerel icefish in the near future. Fish stock assessment needs to take these constraints into consideration when providing advice on total allowable catches for fisheries management.last_img read more

7 May

Is this the strangest lot to ever be offered for sale at auction?

first_imgHome » News » Auctions news » Is this the strangest lot to ever be offered for sale at auction? previous nextAuctions newsIs this the strangest lot to ever be offered for sale at auction?A single room that cannot be accessed from the outside and has never been seen by the auction house offering it up for bids, could go for just £100.Nigel Lewis30th January 202001,254 Views An auction house in Norwich has begun marketing one of the strangest lots to ever be offered for sale in the UK… with an opening bid price of just £100.William H Brown, part of the Sequence family of estate agencies and auctioneers, has included a ‘single room’ for sale on Nene Quay in Wisbech, Norfolk, within its latest catalogue.Lot 25 is offered as a flying freehold and is a derelict room over a vehicular access road between two historic buildings in the riverside market town, which is known as the ‘Capital of the Fens’.Victoria Reek, auction manager for William H Brown’s East Anglian auction centre, told local media that it was one of the most unusual lots she had ever come across.Major catchBut the bargain property comes with a major catch. Not only does Reek admit that she has very little information about the boarded-up space, but the auctioneer also says that William H Brown staff have yet to find out how to gain access to the property.The firm’s catalogue says the inaccessible room covers approximately 12 sq metres and would be ideal as a store room for local traders… or maybe a very modest pied-à-terre.“There is no way in or out from the outside, [but] we have been instructed to sell it and we’re starting the price off at £100,” she said.The auction house is selling the property on behalf of Fenland District Council. The auction takes place on February 20 at Dunston Hall Hotel in Norwich at 11.30am.wisbech Victoria Reek Norwich William H Brown January 30, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

2 May

The Flanders Hotel Fall Bridal Show 2017

first_imgFall Bridal ShowOnly at The Flanders Hotel, come visit us on October 22nd from 12 noon until 4 pm for our bridal show, win prizes, taste our signature appetizers, & meet wedding professionals. There is so much to see and do, register now by clicking the link below.https://www.cognitoforms.com/TheFlandersHotel/FallBridalShowRegistrationlast_img

20 Apr

Bridges Ventures acquires Wholebake

first_imgBridges Ventures has purchased Welsh cereal bar maker Wholebake.The transaction was overseen by Oliver Wyncoll, who recently joined the firm from Langholm Capital where he led the Dorset Cereals acquisitions and exits. Dorset Cereals is now owned by Associated British Foods.Wyncoll said he was looking to invest between £3m and £15m of equity in small consumer businesses with strong growth potential. He said Wholebake, which makes the 9 Bar brand of seed-based snack bars, was an attractive purchase because its products were healthy and fitted consumer trends.The business is also a big employer in an area where jobs are scarce and the investment from Bridges Ventures is expected to create 60 more jobs over the next three to five years.Wholebake already operates in Northern Europe, France and the Czech Republic and more overseas business will be developed.last_img read more

20 Apr

Tangerine confectionery workers begin strike over pay and conditions

first_imgWorkers at the Tangerine confectionery factory in York will today (Tuesday 8 November) begin the first of four days of strike action after members of the GMB union voted to reject a pay offer.The row centres around a 1% pay deal offered by Tangerine which left factory workers frustrated. The company’s original offer was rejected in favour of a ballot for industrial action by 86% of members.An improved offer was not forthcoming by yesterday’s 2pm deadline, leading the union to confirm strike action would go ahead. Workers have begun its strike for an initial 24 hours from 6am today.Tangerine is the UK’s largest sugar confectionery and branded popcorn manufacturer, and its brands include Butterkist Toffee Popcorn and Princess Marshmallows.GMB warned that action short of strikes will continue if talks fail to materialise.”Our members have decisively refused this measly improvement to the offer they had already rejected. Tangerine’s continued failure to offer an improved deal has left a sour taste in the mouth,” sais Ben Kirkham, GMB organiser.“This dispute comes in the wake of a long line of attacks on paid breaks and hand-washing time, reduced pension contributions and provider changed, training money and bonus payments pulled – the list really is endless. GMB members feel that they have been backed into a corner and are faced with no other option than to strike. I really must stress that this is the last resort for our members.”US private equity firm Blackstone Group bought a majority stake in Tangerine in 2011. GMB said the company had since returned this investment by “eroding workers’ terms and conditions in favour of profit”.A spokesperson from Tangerine Confectionery told British Baker:“We are disappointed by this decision because we feel our enhanced pay and break time offer is a positive step forward for the long-term future of this historic factory.“It’s surprising that some York employees have taken this step, particularly when we have invested more than £8m at the site during a period of intense competition within the UK confectionery market. Our door remains open to the GMB to resolve this amicably but, in the meantime the factory remains operational and we’d like to thank the many staff who turned up to work today, ensuring we continue to supply our customers and the public with their favourite sweets as normal.”last_img read more

26 Jan

Academic Affairs presents new series

first_imgStudents now have an opportunity to hear from professors outside of the classroom through the First and Last Lecture Series. The Department of Academic Affairs invites professors every semester to speak as if it were their first or last lecture at the University. Sydney Zepf, the coordinator for Last Lectures, said this is a great way for students to learn from professors in a new way. “We ask professors to imagine what they would say if they could only give one more lecture in their life, and then give them the opportunity to present it to students,” she said. “This lecture series is unique because it allows students to hear from professors about something other than the professor’s traditional area of study.” Often, professors lecture on important lessons that they have learned throughout their careers, Zepf said. “Professors tend to lecture about the ways that they have gained their success and important lessons that they have learned. However, the time of the lecture is completely theirs – we give professors no restrictions.” While anyone can attend these lectures, the series serves as a connection between students and professors, Zepf said. “This lecture series is beneficial for the ND community because it gives students an opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge of their teachers in a new way.  It also serves to bridge the gap between professors and students and to help students get to know their professors in a new way. Many professors have amazing stories that students just don’t get to hear in a classroom setting. “ These lectures are held twice a year, and anyone is allowed to attend, Zepf said. The First Lecture series is a new addition to the Academic Affairs Department. Timothy Kirchoff, the coordinator for First Lectures, said this series gives students the opportunity to listen to new professors talk about their fields of specialty, and why they came to the University. “It seems to me that, when a professor comes to Notre Dame specifically in order to participate in Notre Dame’s mission as a Catholic University, we should take note of that in some way, and that is what the First Lecture is designed to do,” he said. “It is an opportunity for a professor to discuss their field of expertise and why they wanted to come to Notre Dame – to place their own work in the context of Notre Dame’s mission as an institution that seeks to bring faith and reason into conversation.” The Notre Dame identity is an integral part of this series, Kirchoff said. “Maybe this is a cliched line, but Notre Dame is a unique institution, and professors – like many students – come here believing that they can be part of something truly special. They are not just joining the faculty of one of America’s top universities, but the faculty of a uniquely Catholic university,” he said. These lectures may also have many benefits for the future, Kirchoff said. Specifically, he said he hopes to see the First and Last Lectures set a precedent for student-professor engagement outside the classroom. “If each individual First Lecture sends the message to the speaker that students are interested in this kind of engagement and encourages both the speaker and students to pursue it more deliberately, I would consider it a success. As a series, though, I would like the First Lecture to help both students and professors develop a deeper appreciation for and willingness to participate in Notre Dame’s unique identity and mission,” Kirchoff said. The First Lecture series begins with a talk from Professor Deneen of the Department of Political Science on Nov. 11.last_img read more

1 Jan

Champlain College names five new trustees

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College, a career-oriented, private college in Burlington, Vt., has named five new members to its Board of Trustees.Dawn Bugbee, CPA, of Colchester, Vt., is chief financial officer at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Shes a member of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Healthcare, as well as a Vermont board member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Shes also a member of Rotary International.As a volunteer, Bugbee serves on the board of directors of the Vermont Education and Health Buildings Financing Agency and the Nordic Spirit Soccer Association, and she coaches girls soccer teams. She earned a bachelors degree at Castleton State College and her CPA license in Vermont.Susan Willey Lamaster of South Burlington, Vt., a 1988 Champlain College graduate, is the vice president and chief financial officer of Systems & Software, Inc. in Colchester, Vt. Systems & Software is a leading national provider of integrated information management systems for both single and multi-service utilities.Lamasters volunteer activities include working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Vermont Special Olympics and Champlain Vocational Services.Mary McLaughlin of Stowe, Vt., is area vice president, Northern New England, for Adelphia Communications in South Burlington. She is a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable, as well as a member of the Women in Cable and Telecommunications and the New England Cable and Telecommunications Associations.McLaughlin also serves on the advisory board of BELL-Boston (Building Educated Leaders for Life), and the national board of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). She earned an undergraduate degree at Bridgewater State College and a law degree at Suffolk University.Ambassador John OKeefe, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Human Resources at the US Department of State, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor. OKeefe, a resident of Vienna, Va., has headed the Office of Career Development and Assignments and he served as U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan from August 2000 to July 2003.Previous posts included serving as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Management, Management Minister-Counselor in Moscow, Deputy Executive Director of the Bureau of European Affairs, and Management Counselor in Belgrade.OKeefe has served as the Treasurer, International School of Belgrade, Vice President of the Board, International School of Manila, and Chairman of the Board, Anglo-American School of Moscow. He has a bachelors degree from Loyola College and a masters degree in public administration from Harvard University.Dr. Peter Stern of Shelburne, Vt., is a retired anesthesiologist and an investor. Hes a board member of Partners in Adventure, board member of the Bernice and Milton Stern Foundation, and honorary board member of the Stern Center for Language and Learning. Stern earned undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Vermont and a MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.Founded in 1878, Champlain College in Vermont offers professional certificates, associates, bachelors and masters degrees in 26 fields. Champlain is known for its innovative business, technology and human services programs. The College also offers its programs online and overseas at campuses in India and the United Arab Emirates.last_img read more

1 Jan

New Vermont DMV service offers online IFTA/IRP for truckers

first_imgccess Real Time Permits with New Online IFTA/IRP Service at Vermont.govMONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles today announces the availability of real-time permits with the release of a new online permitting service for International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plans (IRP). Available at https://secure.vermont.gov/DMV/irp/(link is external) the new online service is an upgrade to the previous paper- and fax-based service.‘This new process will save time and resources for fleet trucking companies, the DMV, and the taxpayers of Vermont.’The IFTA/IRP service allows out-of-state truckers and others to purchase 72-hour permits to travel through Vermont and pay apportionable fees, and is now accessible via the Internet 24 hours a day. The new service allows fleet drivers and companies to apply for permits, pay by credit card, and receive copies of new permits immediately.‘The new IRP and IFTA services are yet another way that the State of Vermont and the Department of Motor Vehicles in particular are answering the call for better e-government service,’ said Commissioner Robert Ide. ‘This new process will save time and resources for fleet trucking companies, the DMV, and the taxpayers of Vermont.’The service provides quicker turnaround times and lowers costs, significantly reducing the department’s costs related to handling these requests. The new online service also provides a comprehensive management tool to help administer the permitting process.Built for the Department of Motor Vehicles at no cost to Vermont taxpayers through a unique public-private partnership with Vermont Information Consortium (VIC), the new IRP-IFTA service is the latest in a suite of services launched by the DMV. Additional online services built by VIC include DMV Express (https://secure.vermont.gov/dmv/express(link is external)), Online License Reinstatements, and the Municipal Highways & Bridges Weight Limits service.About Vermont.govVermont.gov (http://www.Vermont.gov(link is external)) is the official Web portal of the State of Vermont. Vermont.gov is managed through a public-private partnership between the State of Vermont and Vermont Information Consortium, the Montpelier-based official eGovernment partner for the State of Vermont. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV).About NICNIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com(link is external). Soruce: MONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. 12.3.2010last_img read more

31 Dec

Virginia reconsiders approval of water permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

first_imgVirginia reconsiders approval of water permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):The Virginia State Water Control Board might cancel a state-issued Clean Water Act Section-401 water quality certification for the 2-Bcf/d Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC natural gas transportation project after the state sued the developer for water-related environmental violations.The board voted to hold a hearing to “consider the revocation” of the permit at a meeting in Richmond, Va., on Dec. 14. According to a news release from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the board will decide on the process and schedule in the next few weeks. Losing the permit could hamper construction on the pipeline in the state.The move came after Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced a lawsuit against Mountain Valley for what the state said were as many as 300 environmental violations in several counties along the pipeline route. The violations of federal and state law involved erosion, sediment and stormwater standards, and many of them occurred after significant rainfall, the state said.A Mountain Valley spokesperson said the developer has tried to design a route with the least impact to communities and the environment and has worked closely with state and federal agencies. “We will continue to work with the VA DEQ and the [State Water Control Board] to address any additional concerns,” Natalie Cox said Dec. 14.The Virginia board’s action is one of many permitting and legal challenges for the pipeline project. More ($): Virginia considers revoking water permit for Mountain Valley gas pipelinelast_img read more

18 Dec

4 Pillars of the high performing IT credit union

first_imgMaking delivery systems both serve members well and be truly efficient requires credit unions to have several factors in place. One of these, according to CUES Supplier member and strategic provider Cornerstone Advisors, Scottsdale, Ariz., is a truly high performing information technology function at your credit union.Cornerstone Director of IT Leadership Butch Leonardson has identified four pillars of the high performing IT organization:1. The priority. According to Leonardson, the high performing IT group will have the members’ experience as top of the list. The chief information officer will look in from the outside to make sure members are delighted by their interactions with the CU. As a result, IT becomes a positive player in unifying the CU around key initiatives2. The ‘therefore.’ A high performing IT organization will have a strategy that is a direct result of its member focus. For example, our members need similar experiences with us regardless of delivery system; therefore we will choose vendors and configurations that support this vision. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more