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Merton college has threatened to reduce the length of college BOPs if the students continue to break college rules by holding ‘inter-BOPs’.The college issued the warning after the recent spate of ambulance calls to BOPs, linked to excessive drinking. It is thought that the Merton practice of ‘inter-BOPs’ had been a major factor in this.Oliver Koo, Merton’s Charity Rep, explained, “Merton holds pre-BOPs before the BOP itself: one in the MCR and one in the JCR. These pre-BOPs are sponsored by the respective common rooms (free drinks are provided) and are a nice way for people to mingle and get in the right mood for the BOP.“The JCR pre-BOP tends to end around 10:30… However, most Mertonians don’t end up going to the BOP till around 12am.“In between pre-BOPs and the BOP itself, people tend to ‘inter-BOP’. Basically, this amounts to friends congregating in someone’s room, listening to music, playing drinking games etc.”As a result, the college was concerned with people’s safety and threatened to reduce the time of the BOPs from 2am to 1am or 12pm unless this behaviour stopped.In accordance with the college handbook any group of 10 or more people is classed as a party and must be authorised. Before the most recent BOP on Saturday night, the JCR sent out an email explaining that porters would be on patrol ready to shut down any interbops and fine those involved. Bouncers had been instructed not to let anyone in if they were too drunk.Welfare Rep, John Brazier, commented on student reactions to this, “Obviously any perceived attempt to make BOPs less alcoholic is going to be met with negative student reactions.“Being unable to stop students from legally drinking under uncontrolled circumstances, they instead crack down on unofficial gatherings; most of which have been regular events all year.”However, he further noted, “I think it’s important to understand that what the College is doing is neither the end of BOPs, nor a real change of the rules in place. The rules were already there, they were just little enforced. The fact that the College sought first to warn, and didn’t simply have a crackdown, is highly telling; what matters to them is the appearance of the College and, ultimately, student safety and I think that we can all agree that its safer to have people enjoying themselves in a controlled environment.Oliver Koo said, “I think this past BOP went extremely well, in spite of the negative attention surrounding it: attendance was high and there was a great atmosphere at both pre-BOPs and the BOP itself, no doubt a product of people spending more time together in the JCR/MCR, and not sequestering themselves in student rooms for a couple of hours for inter-BOP.“No ambulances were called, so that’s always a plus!”
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded the 2019 Brownfields National Training Conference in Los Angeles, California. EPA cohosted the event with the International City/County Management Association.Under the Trump Administration, EPA’s Brownfield and Land Revitalization Program has provided approximately $222 million directly to communities and nonprofits, for cleanup and redevelopment, job creation and economic development through the award of approximately 793 grants. The agency has also allocated $139.8 million to approximately 171 state and tribal entities to establish and enhance their brownfields response programs. These grants provide communities with an opportunity to transform contaminated sites into community assets that attract jobs and achieve broader economic development outcomes.“Finding ways to revitalize vacant, abandoned, contaminated or potentially contaminated properties is at the heart of EPA’s cleanup programs,” said EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management Assistant Administrator Peter Wright. “EPA is proud to have sponsored this national conference, which provided our brownfields communities and stakeholders with an unparalleled opportunity to learn how to build and improve local programs.”More than 2,032 stakeholders in cleanup and redevelopment attended this year’s conference to learn from each other about sustainable reuse of brownfield sites and share success stories from across the country. Participants included representatives from communities, non-profits, real estate development, the building industry, and academic institutions, as well as local, state, tribal and federal government leaders.This week’s conference provided a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats. Case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies were provided to help attendees meet various brownfield challenges head on. Topics covered at the event included:Success Stories from the Environmental Justice CommunitiesSustainability, Livability, ResiliencyFinancing Options, Real Estate, & Economic DevelopmentSmart Cities and CommunitiesCommunity Engagement and Environmental JusticeState, Tribal and Local Government Programs and PartnershipsLiability and EnforcementCleanup and Remediation ApproachesSmall Communities and Rural Places“It was another incredible week in Los Angeles with brownfielders from across the world coming together in common purpose to elevate our one and only built-environment, said Dan French, Founder and CEO of Brownfield Listings, LLC. “I’m going home again this year rejuvenated with fresh ideas to consider and so many new colleagues to follow up with.”“This is the third Brownfields Conference I’ve been to and by far the best one, with great speakers, great presentations and the content was relevant,” said Mark Junker, Tribal Response Coordinator for the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri, in Kansas and Nebraska. “The only problem is that I wish there was two of me, so I could see more.”“I’m really excited to be here and present on concepts around communities because brownfields are more than just the place, they are also about the people who live near them, and the transformation that can happen for the community if they’re properly engaged, especially in the Brownfields-to-Healthfields projects, said Amy Dinn, Environmental Justice Team, Managing Attorney, for Lone Star Legal Aid, in Houston, Texas.“The National Brownfields Training Conference is a can’t miss event for professionals who wrestle every day with the challenge of remediation and redevelopment of underutilized properties,” said Bruce Rasher, Redevelopment Manager, RACER Trust. “The skills, training and networking provided at the conference are critical to the success of land owners and communities that benefit when these properties are cleaned up and reused.”“I was surprised to find just how much I could learn about aspects of the brownfields community that are adjacent to, but don’t directly apply, to my field of work in Remediation,” said first-time attendee, Alex Puetz, geological engineer with Barr Engineering Co., Edina, Minnesota. “It’s been great.”“CCLR is proud to have been able to help organize and participate in making Brownfields2019 a spectacular success,” said Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director of Center for Creative Land Recycling. “To be able to network and share our work with so many national colleagues was a highlight of our conference experience.”The conference is held approximately every two years and is the largest event in the nation focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly used commercial and industrial properties in communities across the country.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Now we’re not suggesting making the likes of ’hash cakes’ to sell to your customers, but hemp, which has around 20,000 different uses, can be used as an ingredient in various forms (which have no drug content). Hemp seeds can be cold-pressed into oil, which leaves a ’cake’ that can then be milled into flour. Paul Jenkinson of Yorkshire Hemp said that using 5% hemp flour in bakery gives products added colour, texture and a nutty taste. Products cannot be made using 100% hemp flour and Jenkinson recommends using 5-10% hemp of flour weight. Hemp seeds are rich in protein – around 34% – and are gluten-free, so can be used with potato or rice flour for gluten-free products. Shelled hemp seeds can also be added to bread, cakes or flapjacks to add to the texture, or as a topping. However, it loses some of its nutritional benefits as a topping, due to heat exposure in the oven.As well as its nutritional benefits, Jenkinson explained that it has a number of environmental benefits too. For example, it does not require the use of pesticides for cultivation and can prosper on poor-quality land. It is why the Persians call it ’king of seeds, seed of kings’, said Jenkinson.Businesses already using hemp in bakery are Judges Bakery in Hastings, East Sussex, Duchy Originals and Ryvita.For details visit [http://www.yorkshirehemp.com]British Baker’s legal expert Ray Silverstein briefed visitors on forthcoming changes to employment law, warning of changes to grievance procedures (see news section), a consultaton that may result in staff being granted more flexibility in requesting time off for training and also advised on what to do if you’ve lost trust in your employees.He told visitors to Bakers’ Fair that the government consultation over greater flexibility on the right to request time off for training could result in changes to law emerging in April 2009. “Bakeries should review their training programmes for employees at the moment and think about what sort of training programmes you would allow them to go on,” he said. He also advised bakers, presented with a request for flexible working hours, to ensure that “whenever you do agree for someone’s request for flexible working, state, it’s on a trial basis, so it’s not taken as a permanent decision”.When it comes to what employees tell their bosses, too many issues such as sick leave are taken on trust, he said. “There is nothing wrong with hiring a private investigator to check up on an employee who says they are too sick to work and you don’t believe them.”He also said businesses are well within their rights to put up CCTV around the workplace if they suspect theft, but that it’s advisable to make employees aware of it.
Two brothers who raped a woman in London have had their sentences increased after the Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP, appealed them for being far too low.Andrei-Catalan Mamaliga, 29, and Ovidou Mamaliga, 30, were originally sentenced in December at Isleworth Crown Court. They each received 12 years in prison with a licence extension of 8 years for offences including rape and theft.The men initially struck up a conversation with the victim outside her home; they then left, returning a couple of hours later to attack her. One of the men followed her inside and asked to use her toilet, when she suggested he go outside he attacked her. The victim was forced onto the bed face down and was tied up with shoelaces they had brought with them. The victim was sexually assaulted and then raped by one of the offenders; she also suffered other injuries during the attack. After the attack the brothers stole a number of items including jewellery which had a significant sentimental value to the victim.The Court of Appeal has today increased their sentences to 18 years in prison with a further 6 years spent on licence.Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:“These men befriended the victim and then saw an opportunity to launch a brutal attack. Their actions have had a significant impact on the victim who is now too frightened to return to her home. Crimes of this nature will not be tolerated, and I hope the increased sentence can bring some comfort to the victim at this difficult time.”
Temporary public toilets will be located in Whitehall Place. First aid facilities, provided by St John’s Ambulance, will be available at various locations along Whitehall, whilst their personnel will also be patrolling the area. Please take note of signs and stewards, and remember that you will not be able to access certain areas on Whitehall and the Mall during the events. Starting at 11am, the service will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is the coordinator of the event,alongside colleagues from across government, the Armed Forces and veterans’ organisations.This year, with Remembrance Sunday falling on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we expect a greater number of people to want to view the ceremony. There will also be an additional event, the Nation’s Thank You procession taking place immediately after the service. Applications for tickets for this event are now closed, but you can find out more details on the event website.No tickets or passes are needed to watch the ceremony from the pavements along Whitehall and Parliament Street. There will be large screens north of the Cenotaph, near the green outside the main Ministry of Defence building and mounted outside the Scotland Office and south of the Cenotaph on the corner of King Charles Street.If you are thinking of attending the commemorations in London, please note the schedule of the event below:Attending and taking part 08:00: Whitehall opens to the public. The public are advised to arrive early to secure a good view, as space is limited. Please allow time to clear the police security procedures and you are advised not to bring suitcases or large bags. 09:00: Royal British Legion (RBL) detachments form up on Horse Guards Parade and in Whitehall. 10:00: All detachments march out from Wellington Barracks. 11:00: Two minutes silence marked by the firing of guns from King’s Troop on Horse Guards Parade. Cenotaph Service commences. 11:25: Cenotaph Service concludes and Royal British Legion detachments disperse past the Cenotaph. 12:30: The Nation’s Thank You procession commences 13:30: The Nation’s Thank You procession ends A space will be available for wheelchair users and other spectators who might find it difficult to view from the general public areas. This area is located on the west side of Parliament Street, close to the junction with King Charles Street. Space in this enclosure will be offered on a first come, first served, basis only. One carer or guest per person will also be admitted and a toilet for the use of disabled people will be available nearby. Please note that due to the number of people likely to attend, it may be difficult for you to leave Whitehall before the end of the RBL march past, and the subsequent public procession. If you do not wish to stay for the march past or the public procession, we recommend that you position yourself close to an exit point. Security InformationExtensive police security procedures will be in place on the day. Please allow plenty of time for clearance through security. We advise against bringing large bags or cases as these could delay your entrance into the public viewing areas. Please note that the unauthorised use of any drones (including quadcopters/helicopters) in this area and the roads surrounding Whitehall is strictly prohibited at all times.Further information• Queries about the march past should contact the Royal British Legion at [email protected] Photography is permitted, but the Metropolitan Police have powers to remove obstacles (such as camera tripods) where they obstruct public access or views. We ask spectators not to take photographs during the 2 minute silence, when shutter noises can cause offence. Please note all of Remembrance Sunday is a No Drone Zone and the use of drones (including quadcopters/ helicopters/ fixed wing) in this area and all surrounding roads and park areas is strictly prohibited at all times. Visit the Armistice 100 website to discover remembrance and bell ringing events across the UK
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital and the University of Utah have developed the best biologically based test for autism to date. The test was able to detect the disorder in individuals with high-functioning autism with 94 percent accuracy. The study will be published online this week (Nov. 29) in Autism Research.The test, which uses MRI to measure deviations in brain circuitry, could someday replace the subjective test now used to identify those with the disorder. It could also lead to a better understanding of autism and to better management and treatments of affected individuals.“This is not yet ready for prime time use in the clinic yet, but the findings are the most promising thus far,” said lead author Nicholas Lange, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and director of the Neurostatistics Laboratory at McLean.“Indeed, we have new ways to discover more about the biological basis of autism and how to improve the lives of individuals with the disorder,” said senior author Janet Lainhart, principal investigator of the research at the University of Utah.The Harvard-McLean and University of Utah researchers used the test on two groups. One group consisted of individuals who had previously been diagnosed with high-functioning autism using the standard subjective scoring system. That system is based on assessing patients and questioning their parents about their functionality in a variety of areas including language, social functioning, and behavior. The second group studied was a control group consisting of normally developing individuals.In the Lange-Lainhart test, the subjects were put in an MRI scanner that was programmed to be sensitive to water diffusion along the axons of the brain to measure microscopic features of the brain’s circuitry, an approach called diffusion tensor imaging.“It provides pictures and measurements of the microscopic fiber structures of the brain that enable language, social, and emotional functioning, which can reveal deviations that are not found in those without autism,” Lange said.By measuring six aspects of the brain’s circuitry, the test was able to correctly distinguish those who had previously been diagnosed with autism with 94 percent accuracy.A repeat study using two different sets of subjects showed the same high level of performance.“The differences picked up on the study correlate with clinical symptoms that are part of the features of autism,” Lainhart said.“There is less directional flow to and from brain regions where there should be more information exchange,” added Lange.The collaborative research group will further study and develop the test with more findings due out in a year or two. Future studies will look at patients with high-severity autism, younger children, and patients with brain disorders such as developmental language disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), who do not have autism.If the test demonstrates further success, it could someday replace the current subjective system of diagnosing autism, which is not biologically based.It could also someday lead to pinpointing how autism develops. “We can gain a better understanding of how this disorder arises and changes over the lifetime of an individual, and derive more effective treatments,” said Lainhart.Co-authors included Molly DuBray, Alyson Froehlich, Brad Wright, and P. Thomas Fletcher of the University of Utah; Erin Bigler of Brigham Young University; Nagesh Adluru, Alexander Alexander, and Jee Eun Lee of the University of Wisconsin; and Michael Froimowitz and Caitlin Ravichandran at Harvard and McLean.
People who are a low weight at birth and have unhealthy habits as adults, such as eating nutritionally poor diets or smoking, may have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people born at an average weight who live similar lifestyles, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In the first study to comprehensively assess how early development interacts with adult behavior to influence type 2 diabetes risk, the researchers found that 18% of cases were attributable to the combined effect of low birth weight and unhealthy adult lifestyles.“Most cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented by the adoption of a healthier lifestyle, but these findings suggest that efforts focused on early life development, such as improving nutrition for pregnant women, could prevent additional cases,” said Lu Qi, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School and Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the study’s senior author.While previous studies have looked at how adult lifestyles may modify early life risks, few have analyzed the joint effects of early life and unhealthy lifestyle factors on type 2 diabetes risk.The study appeared online July 21, 2015 in BMJ. Read Full Story
Pump Boys and Dinettes, with book, music and lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann, is a musical tribute to life on the roadside, with the actors accompanying themselves on guitar, piano, bass, fiddle, accordion and kitchen utensils. A hybrid of country, rock and pop music, Pump Boys is the story of four gas station attendants and two waitresses at a small-town dinette in North Carolina. It premiered off-Broadway at the Chelsea West Side Arts Theatre in July 1981 and opened on Broadway on February 4, 1982 at the Princess Theatre, where it played 573 performances and received a Tony nod for Best Musical. Along with Foster (The Bridges of Madison County) as Jim, the production will star Jordan Dean (Mamma Mia!) as Jackson, Mamie Parris (Wicked) as Prudie, Randy Redd (Million Dollar Quartet) as L.M, Katie Thompson as Rhetta and Lorenzo Wolff as Eddie. Hunter Foster will star in the previously reported Pump Boys and Dinettes at Encores! Off-Center. Directed by Lear deBessonet, the show will be choreographed by Danny Mefford and play July 16 through July 19. View Comments
By Dialogo June 03, 2010 Preparations are in the final stages for the June 11th kick-off of the football World Cup. One of the world’s biggest sporting events is being held for the first time on African soil. South Africa has spent billions of dollars preparing for the event, including more than $2 billion upgrading transportation networks. The first impression of many foreign fans arriving for the football World Cup will be the five-story-high arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s extensively refurbished international airport. The South African government has spent nearly $700 million on this airport alone. It has nearly doubled passenger capacity at Africa’s largest airport from 17 million passengers a year to 28 million. It has also linked the domestic and international terminals and modernized ticketing counters, shops and food outlets. Airports Company of South Africa manages the country’s largest airports. Company spokesman Solomon Makgale says the five-year project has created a premium-quality facility. “This is a world-class airport that you will [would] probably see in Europe or other parts of America. It is really built up to international standards and in some instances we would like to believe we have surpassed the benchmarks that have been set,” he said. President Jacob Zuma last month inaugurated the new international airport at Durban. He said it came as the country prepared to experience what he called the largest wave of aviation traffic in its history. “We are thrilled by the fact that we are able to present the World Cup in a South Africa that is going through a huge building and reconstruction phase,” he said. The billion-dollar facility can handle more than 7 million passengers and 50,000 tons of cargo a year. The government has also modernized and nearly doubled passenger capacity at the airports of Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. The upgrades are to help meet an ambitious goal of increasing tourist arrivals from 10 million per year to 15 million in the next five years. More than $2 billion have been spent upgrading overland transportation. Construction has begun on a new, high-speed railway line linking Johannesburg and Pretoria. The first link, between Johannesburg’s financial center, Sandton, and the airport is to be open in time for the World Cup. A new, 500-vehicle rapid-transit bus system is also being rolled out in the country’s largest cities. The improvements to infrastructure are not just for the thousands of foreign fans who will visit during the tournament. They are meant to support the country’s growing economy for decades to come.