first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Dorian made landfall along Cape Hatteras, N.C., Friday as those on the state’s low-lying islands battled ferocious rain and braced for flash flooding and dangerous storm surge.Hundreds may be trapped on Ocracoke Island where the deadly storm “is raging” and “waters are rising quickly,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Friday.“I don’t think rescue crews can get in at this point, but they are ready to go as soon as they possibly can,” Cooper said.The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office called the flooding on Ocracoke Island “catastrophic.”Leslie Lanier, who lives on Ocracoke Island, said some residents had to climb into their attics to escape the water.Lanier is OK but “nervous and worried,” she told ABC Raleigh station WTVD.“Hatteras Island is literally drowning… the flooding is insane,” Outer Banks resident Sarah Ashley, who evacuated inland but said her husband stayed behind, told ABC News via email. “We’re praying that these winds die down before high tide [Friday afternoon].”The governor urged those in Dare and Hyde Counties to move to the highest point in their homes as the fierce waters rise.At least four people have died in the Southeast as a result of Dorian, according to The Associated Press, including an 85-year-old man who fell off a ladder in North Carolina while preparing his home for the storm.At least 379,000 homes and businesses were without power across the Carolinas and Virginia on Friday as a result of the storm, now a Category 1 hurricane.Dorian is expected to dump up to 8 inches of rain in northeast North Carolina through Saturday, with as much as 15 inches of total rainfall in some spots.The combination of downpours and storm surge as high as 7 feet could cause life-threatening flash floods.South Carolina has already seen more than 10 inches of rain since the storm barreled up the coast on Thursday.At least 20 tornadoes were reported in the Carolinas on Thursday. One tornado ripped through Emerald Isle, N.C., upending mobile homes and strewing debris across the roads.Another tornado was reported in Little River, S.C., where one resident told ABC Florence affiliate WPDE that they heard what sounded “like a large airplane or a large train coming through.”By Friday afternoon and evening, Dorian’s gusty winds and heavy rain will move out to sea, but the storm is still set to bring heavy rain and up to 4 feet of storm surge to southern Virginia.Even the Northeast will see impacts from Dorian when the storm grazes the coast with heavy rain Friday night into Saturday morning.A coastal flood advisory was issued for parts of New Jersey, New York and coastal Connecticut, while a tropical storm watch was issued for Cape Cod and eastern Maine.Before approaching the United States, Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon as a Category 5 hurricane, making the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record.At least 30 people have died in the Bahamas due to Dorian, but the country’s health minister told a local radio station Thursday that the final death count will be “staggering.”The storm hovered over the archipelago’s northern islands for nearly two days, flattening homes, submerging roads and flooding an international airport.Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Dorian left “generational devastation” across the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, which are both in the archipelago’s northern region, east of southern Florida.“Everybody’s, like, in a state of shock right now. We lost everything,” one woman said. “So right now we’re in survival mode.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgThe Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is pressing employers to tighten upon job-related driving safety before new laws in December make employerspotentially liable if employees use mobile phones at the wheel. Driving at Work: Managing Work-related Road Safety has been developedjointly with the Department of Transport to remind employers of their legalresponsibilities under health and safety law towards staff driving in worktime. It stresses the importance of having and communicating policies and givesadvice on carrying out risk assessments to ensure employees are adequatelyprotected. However, research suggests that British motorists may still be taking majorrisks while driving. More than one in four admit using their mobile phone tomake or receive calls while driving, according to a report by ContinentalResearch. And 10 per cent admit to keying-in a text message when ‘in control’of their vehicle. Continental Research’s James Myring said: “Turning off phones whiledriving may be the only way to resist the urge to answer the phone and resistprosecution.” Firms urged to lead mobile safety driveOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Savers investing an average of £25 a week in ISAs previous nextHousing MarketSavers investing an average of £25 a week in ISAsMillennials are surprisingly engaged in regular investment, but will it build a deposit to buy a home?Sheila Manchester21st March 20180823 Views Moneybox has surveyed 90,000 of its investors in the 17/18 ISA season to ascertain what type of savings provision people are making for the future.After analysis, it was found the average weekly saving was £25, with those in London the biggest ISA contributors(£36 every week), and the people of Sunderland and Belfast saving the least, investing £19 every week.When it came to attitudes, savers in the South had a more daring approach to financial risk, with just over half (50.7%) opting for Moneybox’s ‘adventurous’ global equity-heavy product when investing their weekly savings. This compared to 48.6% of Northerners.Drilling down to town and city level, savers in Southampton are the most adventurous, followed by those in Edinburgh and Sunderland. In contrast, those investing money in Hull are the most risk-averse.What’s particularly encouraging is the number of people getting into the habit of investing every single week.”The Moneybox research also goes some way to dispelling the myth that Millennials spend all their money on cold pressed coffee and avocados. The company – whose average customer age is 31 – said that micro-investing was capturing the attention of younger people. The observation follows the company’s drive to get people saving their spare change to help provide for the future.The trend for small, regular savings dovetails with industry advice that suggests tenants can help accumulate a deposit for their first home by giving up small indulgences and treats. One agent, Strutt & Parker, recently said that giving up six luxuries, such as takeaways and a weekly night out, could save renters more than £6,000 per year.Ben Stanway, co-founder of Moneybox, commented, “What’s particularly encouraging is the number of people getting into the habit of investing every single week. Contrary to popular belief, this proves that Millennials are absolutely willing and able to plan towards their future and are already taking smart steps to make it happen.”millennials investment investments savings savers Moneybox survey Moneybox research Ben Stanway March 21, 2018The 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_img HMAS Melbourne Intercepts 427 Kg of Heroin HMAS Melbourne’s crew has seized 427 kilograms of heroin hidden in a fishing dhow carrying the illegal drugs across the Indian Ocean.The intercept occurred during Melbourne’s first patrol of her current Operation MANITOU deployment to the Middle East region.The crew of HMAS Melbourne observed the dhow operating suspiciously and a boarding party via sea boat conducted a routine boarding.Interviews with the dhow’s crew raised suspicion that it was involved in some form of illegal activity. A subsequent search of the vessel, uncovered the heroin which was then transferred from the dhow to Melbourne where it was analysed and destroyed.Illegal narcotics are a common source of funding for terrorist organisations and HMAS Melbourne’s Commanding Officer, Commander Bill Waters, said the drugs had an estimated Australian street value of at least AUD$126 million. He further added that Australian ships seized nearly two tonnes of heroine in 2015 during their deployment to Middle Eastern waters.Image: Australian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Melbourne Intercepts 427 Kg of Heroin October 7, 2015 View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: HMAS Melbournecenter_img Share this article View post tag: middle east View post tag: Operation MANITOU Authoritieslast_img read more

first_imgDepartment SummaryThe Department of Art and ArtHistory , founded in 1911, offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degreesand is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art andDesign (NASAD). What we offer to prospective students:award-winning faculty and outstanding technical and administrativestaff; a “best-in-the-west” combination of facilities for making,exhibiting, and researching art across many media; commitment tocreative and critical thinking; opportunities to practiceinnovation across media; and a friendly and supportivecommunity.Brief Description of DutiesThe Department of Art and Art History at San José State Universityis searching for part-time faculty to teach undergraduate courses,particularly in Renaissance, Baroque, or Asian Art History. Inaddition, the candidate should also be able teach lower-division,general survey courses, including the introduction to designhistory (ARTH 72) and/or the introduction to visual culture (ARTH15). The successful candidate will teach within a dynamicdepartment that encourages cross-disciplinary practice between arthistory, art practice and art education.Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearning Management System (LMS), the official LMS provided forthe SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required QualificationsPh.D. degree in Art History or related area and teaching experienceat the university level is required. Strong writing skills and anability to direct and assess student writing is an asset. As well,candidates ought to demonstrate scholarly engagement in their areaof interest as evidenced by a record of presentation andpublication.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: SJSU accepts applications on an ongoing basis for our pool oftemporary lecturers. To be considered for Spring 2021 courses,application must be received by December 15, 2020.The UniversitySan José State Universityenrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom aremembers of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholarsinterested in a career at a national leader in gaduating URMstudents. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and AsianAmerican and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) ServingInstitution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% arePell-qualified. The university is currently ranked third nationallyin increasing student upward mobility. The University is committedto increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines,students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic andgender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 21, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Letter of applicationCurriculum vitaeStatement of teaching interests/philosophyContact information for three referencesExample syllabiSample publicationslast_img read more

first_imgAssassinated Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal has been appointed chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) along with his father, Asif Ali Zardari. Bilawal, 19, is a first year undergraduate at Christ Church, Oxford, studying history. It is believed that due to his age and inexperience, he will take a figurehead role while he finishes his studies.His father Asif Ali Zardari will likely take immediate control of the party until Bilawal is ready to take over. “My mother always said democracy is the best revenge,” Bilawal told journalists. Bilawal is the latest in a political dynasty that has been marked with bloodshed. His mother was assassinated on Thursday; Grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, founder of the PPP, was executed in 1979 after a military coup; and his uncles both died under unexplained circumstances. The PPP has come out strongly in favour of contesting the planned January elections, and has appealed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to reconsider his threat to boycott them.It is believed Bilawal will play a key role in campaigning, the party hoping that the succession of another Bhutto will rally supporters. He will then return to Oxford to continue studying.last_img read more

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleBy noon Christmas day, Mike Lukens and his team of volunteers, were steadily serving up 60 turkeys, 20 hams, 130 loaves of bread and 20 gallons of coleslaw. By 11:30 a.m., more than 175 people had already entered St. Peter’s Methodist Church, 8th Street and Central Avenue, for the free Community Christmas Dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. By the end of the day, 600 people had entered the doors to enjoy hot turkey or ham dinners with all the trimmings, shared laughs, conversation and company.“That’s what it is all about,” Lukens said, about the dinner, which is in its 28th year.The kitchen staff – made up of dedicated volunteers, were all business Christmas afternoon. Pete Disciasio, of Ocean City, known as, ‘Pete the mashed potato man,’ has made the delicious side for the Christmas dinner for 20 years. But is there a secret recipe Disciasio is hiding? “No. They’re just regular mashed potatoes. I like making them for the dinner,” he said.For Lukens, his wife Peaches, and their daughter Halley Martinez, providing a dinner for anyone in the community who wishes to come on Christmas day, is their family tradition, one that Martinez hopes to pass along to her children, ages 1 and 5.The day is as much about company, friendship and hope, as it is about a meal, Martinez said.About 600 people filled a room at St. Peter’s Methodist Church for Christmas dinner.Elizabeth Kinsey, of Ocean City, comes every year for the company. “It’s hard for me to get together with my family. I don’t drive, and they live far away. I like coming here,” Kinsey said. “Everyone is so friendly. It is like we are family. It is really a blessing.”Allie and Mark Wilson, of Northfield, learned about the dinner through their friend Martinez. The couple volunteers to help out and they also enjoy the dinner with their children Norah, 6, and Henry, 3. “This is our second year. We want to make it a tradition,” Allie Wilson said. “We spend time with our family, but we also come to the dinner because we want the kids to know Christmas isn’t all about us, or all about presents. It’s about celebrating family and helping other people. Our hope is they will grow up and do what we do.” From left, Andy Martin, Don and Helen Mullin and Mary Hughes, serve up delicious foods.A steady stream of guests lined up at the food station for heaping portions of mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and other sides to go with generous slices of turkey and ham.Helen and Don Mullen have volunteered for 17 years and have spooning out steamy hot foods for the guests down to a science.“Our family doesn’t live close,” Helen Mullen said without missing a beat serving the guests. “These people have become family.”Ocean City Councilman Keith Hartzell volunteers every year. He was pouring drinks for the guests throughout the day.Donna Kelly, of Ocean City, has volunteered for 10 years. She was at the door greeting people.“I do it because it is a heartwarming experience to be with people,” Kelly, of Ocean City, said. “It is truly a community event. I tell my family this is a gift I give to myself – to be able to come here and do this. I love it.”Janice Marziani, of Somers Point, also enjoys the feeling of volunteering at the dinner.“I have been volunteering for three years now. I do it because there are a lot of people who are alone. This is an opportunity for me to give back. That is what Christmas is all about – community.For more information about the dinner or if you wish to volunteer in the future call Mike Lukens at 609-892-3482. Peaches and Mike Lukens, of Ocean City, created the Community Christmas Dinner 28 years ago. Mark and Allie Wilson, of Northfield, and their children, Henry, 3, and Norah, 6, enjoy a meal at the Community Christmas Dinner at St. Peter’s Methodist Church in Ocean City. last_img read more

first_imgFinsbury Foods’ sales for the 20 weeks to mid-November were up 11% on the same 2007/08 period, but sales in its Cake division slowed to 3% year-on-year.“Cake growth has slowed both within the whole market and within Finsbury,” said a company spokesperson. “There has been a reduction in demand for high value celebration cakes, and a general market decline in own-label healthier cakes; however the WeightWatchers brand hasn’t seen any decline.” Year-on-year sales in its Free From and Bread divisions have risen 26% and 18% respectively.Chief executive, Martin Lightbody, said Finsbury would rely on its “core competencies” in order to deliver innovative, high quality products in the current trading environment.He has said it would look to grow its market share through continued development of its key retailer own-brand relationships and an increased focus on its major brands – Thorntons, WeightWatchers, Disney and Nestlé.“There is no doubt that this has been a demanding trading period for the Group, with recovery of input price inflation proving more difficult than we anticipated,” said Lightbody. “Trading between now and the financial year end remains difficult to predict given uncertain customer and consumer behaviour. However, I am confident that, as commodity prices ease and our internal efficiency programmes are delivered, the Group will be better placed to meet the challenges which lie ahead.”last_img read more

first_imgThe student senate voted to postpone the student government presidential runoff election until Feb. 23 and suspend campaigning until Feb. 19 during a meeting Thursday night.Under normal circumstances, a runoff election would take place the Monday following the original election, per the Student Union Constitution. However, out of respect for those mourning the death of Sister Mary McNamara, the Breen-Phillips Hall rector who died Wednesday due to complications following a stroke, the candidates agreed to suspend campaigning and postpone the election.“In light of Sister Mary’s passing, we didn’t think it was appropriate to continue on with the election,” student body vice president Sibonay Shewit said. “And seeing that [Junior Parents Weekend] is not this weekend but the weekend after, and our candidates are all juniors, it seems to make the most sense to suspend campaigning from now through JPW.”Tags: Senate, student body president electionslast_img read more

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of Georgia Jimmy Petty stood tall, his clear, bright eyes surveying the farm. Years of knowing the land and his family’s stake in it were drawn deep into the character of his face. Almost a century of the Pettys’ history is tilled into this soil.”We work hard to be better stewards of this land for our grandchildren,” he said of his family’s toil on the 6,000-acre farm straddling the Georgia-Tennessee line near Chatsworth, Ga. “We hope to leave it in even better shape for them.”Gov. Sonny Perdue acknowledged the success of the family’s labors on March 21, and presented them the first Governor’s Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Award at the kickoff ceremony for National Agriculture Week in Atlanta.Petty’s brother Jerry and his wife Phenna accepted the award.A century of conservationThe Petty farm has been in the family since 1915. Three brothers (Jimmy, Don and Jerry) and their four sons now farm it. They run a dairy and grow corn, soybeans and cover crops of wheat.Perdue recognized the Pettys for not only using sound conservation methods in their farming but also for creating a stream buffer to protect the Conasauga River, which runs through their land.”Get this,” Perdue said during the award ceremony. “They not only created a buffer to protect the river on their land, but the river water is actually cleaner when it leaves their farm than when it entered.”Regional winnersThe new award is sponsored by the Governor’s Agriculture Advisory Commission. It was developed to recognize farmers in five state regions who use conservation and best management practices that protect and conserve natural resources in their day-to-day operations.Regional winners include Dick Phillips of Hartwell; Glen, John and R.W. Walters of Barnesville; Bob Rawlins of Rebecca; and Kenneth Durrence of Claxton.”I always say that farmers were the original conservation stewards of the land,” Perdue said.Protecting the river”We consider it huge when a farmer creates a … stream buffer (1,000 feet long),” said Cindy Askew, a district conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. “The Pettys have created a stream buffer that stretches 15 miles.”The family has created a 35-foot forested buffer and a 30-foot green buffer. And they’re planning to add more.”All this was done out of a love for the land before there were even any incentives in place,” Askew said. “Any new lands they add will come under the incentives program. But they’ve done it without incentives because they saw the benefits.”Additional benefitsCreating a stream buffer takes part of a farmer’s land out of production. But the Pettys have found it to be worth the loss. Since they began their conservation reserve along the river, they’ve seen more wildlife on their farm.”We began to see more quail,” Petty said. “But we also brought some in to help repopulate the quail.” They’ve seen more bobcats and bears, too.A five-member selection committee, representing each of the regions, selected a winning farmer from each region. They then toured each of the regional winners’ farms and selected the state winner based on the tours and interviews.”We’re proud to see the Petty family recognized for the outstanding work they’ve done over the years in Murray County,” said Louis Dykes, the UGA Cooperative Extension coordinator in Murray County.Dykes said he nominated the Pettys “because of the strong reputation they have in this region for their conservation practices.”last_img read more