Scheduled outage to affect Gardendale

first_img Scheduled outage to affect Gardendale TAGS  Previous articleLos Angeles Lakers waive 2-time champion guard Quinn CookNext articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross grad student connects WWII airman with lifesaving history Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Local News Twitter Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Water Faucet with droplet A scheduled outage by Oncor will take effect Thursday morning, affecting the Greater Gardendale Water Supply Corporation’s pump station. GGWSC wrote in a news release Wednesday that the outage is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday and that it will affect their pump station. Customers are advised to conserve their water usage. Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

10% of drivers still using phone while driving

first_img Twitter New research shows we are still talking and texting on our phones while behind the wheel.More than 10% of drivers are continuing to put their lives, and others, at risk by using their hand-held phones whilst driving.Of the 10% of motorists who were observed breaking the law in relation to mobile phone use: 53% were texting, while 48% were speaking on their hand-held whilst driving.Spokesperson for Easytrip, who carried out the research, Pearse O Loughlin, says people are still taking risks behind the wheel:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/pol1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Google+ News Twitter WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny General now accepting medical patients this morningNext articleCorrie star may be dating Horan? News Highland Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 10% of drivers still using phone while driving Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – August 5, 2014 last_img read more

Microbiology and vegetation of micro-oases and polar desert, Haughton Impact Crater, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada

first_imgThe input of nutrients into arctic polar deserts, aided by some physical processes, can result in localized areas of high biological productivity–“micro-oases.” We examined the vegetation cover, and microbial and nematode abundance in the polar desert and in 38 micro-oases at the Haughton impact crater, Devon Island, Arctic Canada. Our sites were split between the alluvial terraces along the banks of the Haughton River and the breccia deposits resulting from the asteroid or comet impact 22 Myr ago that flank the alluvial terraces. The alluvial terraces have a vegetation cover that ranges from 2 to 11% depending on substrate and water availability with a species richness of 5 in most locations. The vegetation cover on the breccia is much lower, between 0.02 and 3% depending on water availability. The micro-oases on both substrates support between 2 and 98% cover, but they are smaller and more sparsely distributed than similar features found in the Truelove Lowland, Devon Island, and on Bathurst Island. Microbial and nematode numbers were an order of magnitude greater inside the micro-oases compared to outside. Micro-oases are often dominated by a particular species, resulting in well-defined groups of micro-oases that were separated by TWINSPAN analysis. The micro-oases at Haughton Crater provide insights into the process of colonization of a substrate resulting from an asteroid or comet impact and the unique biological characteristics of such substrates.last_img read more

World-wide lightning location using VLF propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide

first_imgWorldwide lightning location (WWLL) using only 30 lightning sensors has been successfully achieved by using only VLF propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide (EIWG). Ground propagation or mixed “sky” and ground propagation is avoided by requiring evidence of Earth-ionosphere waveguide dispersion. A further requirement is that the lightning strike must be inside the perimeter defined by the lightning sensor sites detecting the stroke. Under these conditions, the time and the location of the stroke can be determined, along with the rms errors. Lightning strokes with errors exceeding 30 mu s or To assist with identifying impulses from the same lightning stroke, the lightning sensor threshold is automatically adjusted to allow an average detection rate of three per second. This largely limits detection to the strongest 4% of all lightning strokes, of which about 40% meet the accuracy requirements for time and location.last_img read more

Chapman’s double-double helps lead Weber St past NAU 77-52

first_img Associated Press Cody John and Jerrick Harding each scored 14 points and Zach Braxton scored 12 as Weber State shot 31 of 64 (48.4 percent) from the field. The Wildcats dominated the interior, outscoring NAU 46-18 while outrebounding them 46-34. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Brekkott Chapman finished with 17 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and Weber State pulled away from Northern Arizona in the second half for a 77-52 win Thursday night. The Wildcats (9-5, 3-0 Big Sky Conference) led 31-27 at halftime before launching into a 20-3 run in which six different players scored. Caleb Nero’s layup made it 53-32 with 13:51 remaining and Weber State led by at least 20 points the rest of the way.center_img January 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Chapman’s double-double helps lead Weber St past NAU 77-52 Bernie Andre and Brooks DeBisschop each scored 10 for NAU (3-10, 1-2). The Lumberjacks shot 18 of 58 (31) from the field. Tags: Big Sky/Brekkott Chapman/Weber State Wildcats Basketballlast_img read more

Keeping cool in London courtesy of Portico

first_imgProperty advice and ice cream are being combined, and given away free in London courtesy of Portico in London.In a novel and seasonal marketing campaign, Portico branded an ice cream van and took to the streets to dish out freebies.As well as free ice cream, they are offering free instant property valuations in just 60 seconds, plus expert advice on the post-Brexit market.So far they have valued over 450 properties across London.The van has already made its way around Acton, Battersea, Bloomsbury, Camden, Clapham, Dulwich, Fulham, Hammersmith and Highbury, and Islington. Checking Portico’s Twitter page potential clients could find out the exact location of the ice cream van.Portico is also offering the chance for London companies to win a personalised visit from the ice-cream van, (as long as the place of work is within the m25). To enter the competition, Londoners were asked to Tweet @PorticoProp by completing the following sentence: I deserve a #porticoscoop because…Their favourite Tweets will win a personal visit from the Portico ice cream van, with free cups of ice-cream all round!Fiona Patterson, Marketing Director, commenting on the campaign, said, “We are hoping that the Portico ice cream van spreads both brand awareness and happiness, and so far it seems to be working a treat!  Our instant valuation tool is also extremely popular, and can tell you the estimated price of your property in a few simple clicks.”Portico ice cream Portico ice cream van Portico in London Portico marketing August 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Keeping cool in London courtesy of Portico previous nextMarketingKeeping cool in London courtesy of PorticoIt’s summer in the city and the ice cream vans are everywhere – but find the ones branded Portico!The Negotiator1st August 20160709 Viewslast_img read more

29% of landlords may drop their agent after tenant fees ban, says research

first_imgThe likely consequences of the tenant fees ban for agents has been highlighted by research from UKALA among landlords.Carried out in partnership with the National Landlords Association among nearly 700 landlords, the research reveals that 71% of those who use a letting agent will continue to do so even if their costs rise following a tenant fees ban, although this also suggests that nearly a third of landlords will not.Nearly 80% of landlords said they expect agent to increase their fees after a ban, while only 9% said they’d switch to self-managing their properties after it comes in.UKALA says it is critical of the ban, and argues that “affordability in the private-rented sector cannot be addressed by preventing agents from charging for legitimate business services, and that the costs will eventually be passed on to tenants in the long-term,” it says.The research also suggests that 40% of landlords are likely to increase rents to cover the additional costs, while just 9% are prepared to pay the extra costs themselves.“UKALA agents strive to provide a premium service which represents excellent value for money, but the ban on tenant fees could leave hundreds of professional businesses with no other option than to increase fees for their landlord clients,” says Richard Price, Executive Director of UKALA (pictured).“This research is reassuring for agents in some ways as it shows the majority of landlords will retain their services even if they have to pay more – which is testament to the essential role that agents play.“However, one in ten landlords say they will turn their back on their agents if fees are passed on, and our previous research shows that a significant number will do the same if the impending tax changes take hold and erode their profits.”Richard Price tenant fees ban UKALA March 23, 2017Nigel 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 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 2021 Home » News » 29% of landlords may drop their agent after tenant fees ban, says research previous nextRegulation & Law29% of landlords may drop their agent after tenant fees ban, says researchUKALA also says 80% of landlords are expecting letting agents to hike prices after ban.Nigel Lewis23rd March 201701,160 Viewslast_img read more

Ombudsman Services withdraws from property market to develop “new model” for housing

first_imgThe provision of redress schemes within the industry looks to be in trouble after one of the three government-approved ombudsman services announced today that it would be pulling out of the property sector.This means that the estate, letting and managing agents currently signed up to Ombudsman Services now have until August 6th to find a new provider.Ombudsman Services, which is based in Warrington and offers complaint handling services across several other sectors including removals, media, communications, energy and copyright, says it no longer wants to offer a “broken solution to a broken market”.But the organisation, rather than exiting the sector entirely, says it is to develop a “new model” for redress in housing.The move appears to be a pre-emptive strike to distance itself from the existing complaints handling structure that operates within the property sector, and to position itself as the next ‘housing ombudsman’ that the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing to establish this Spring.Ombudsman Services says the property industry should copy the finance and energy sectors and feature a single regulator backed by one ombudsman. It is now to quiz consumers on what they want from an ombudsman service before launching its new model.“Redress in the housing sector is a really confusing picture for all involved. The patchwork of Alternative Dispute Resolution and ombudsman schemes is a mystery to consumers and therefore is incredibly difficult for them to navigate,” says Chief Ombudsman Lewis Shand Smith (pictured, left).“We are ceasing what we’re currently doing in the housing sector in a professional and planned way, because we believe it is not adding value.“Rather than continue to offer a broken solution to a broken market, we are stepping away to listen to what consumers actually want.“We fully support Sajid Javid regarding the need for a single ombudsman for housing – only then will the sector be able to restore trust and ensure that consumers get a much better standard of service.”NALS agentsThe National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), which has many members signed up to Ombudsman Services, says it will help its agent members transfer to one of the two remaining schemes – The Property Ombudsman and Property Redress Scheme.“In light of the Government’s announcement to consult on a single housing ombudsman providing ease of access for property related consumer complaints, NALS understands the decision Ombudsman Services has taken to withdraw from the current redress set up and look to the future,” says Isobel Thomson the CEO of NALS (pictured, right).Lewis Shand Smith NALS Isobel Thomson Ombudsman Services February 6, 2018Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Ombudsman Services withdraws from property market to develop “new model” for housing previous nextAssociations & BodiesOmbudsman Services withdraws from property market to develop “new model” for housingMove appears to be a bid to position itself as the best candidate to become Sajid Javid’s recently-announced Housing Ombudsman.Nigel Lewis6th February 201801,526 Viewslast_img read more

DSME gets funds to build 5th and 6th ROK Navy FFX II ship

first_img View post tag: Daegu-class Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today DSME gets funds to build 5th and 6th South Korean FFX II Daegu-class frigate November 14, 2018 DSME gets funds to build 5th and 6th South Korean FFX II Daegu-class frigate View post tag: ROK Navycenter_img View post tag: DSME View post tag: FFX II Share this article South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Engineering (DSME) announced on November 14 it has been awarded a contract to build the fifth and sixth second-batch Daegu-class frigates for the Republic of Korea Navy.Also referred to as FFX II, the frigates are an improved version of the Incheon-class (FFX) and are built by DSME and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The contract announcement on November 14 follows the delivery of the first ship in class, ROKS Daegu, which was delivered by DSME to the navy in February this year. Frigates number five and six are scheduled to be delivered to the navy by the end of 2022.DSME is building the first two, and ships number 5 and 6. HHI has been contracted for the construction of the third and fourth frigate, and will likely be responsible for the delivery of the seventh and the final, eighth ship in the class.At 2,800 tons, Daegu-class ships displace 500 tons more than their predecessors and measure 122 meters in length.The second batch frigates are being equipped with a 16-cell Korean vertical launching system for defense against air threats and six torpedo tubes for anti-submarine warfare. Powered by Rolls-Royce’s MT30 gas turbines, the frigates are capable of reaching speeds of 30 knots, according to DAPA.Daegu and sister ships will carry a towed array sonar system (TASS) in addition to naval guns and a Phalanx close-in weapon system.The frigates are intended for a variety of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-air warfare, patrol, surveillance, search and rescue and exclusive economic zone protection.A program to build the third batch (FFX III) frigates which will displace 3,000 tons and feature a phased array radar is also underway.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” OCTOBER 6, 2018

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is:  Do you feel that the City of Evansville is having serious cash flow problems?If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.last_img read more