Rank Group gifts Ipswich shirt sponsorship to Carers Trust

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Casino & games League One football team Ipswich Town FC today unveiled its new home kit for the 2020-21 season, prominently featuring the logo of Carers Trust, a long-standing charity partner of team sponsor The Rank Group.Under the existing sponsorship, the club’s strip currently features the logo of Rank-owned online casino brand Magical Vegas.The Rank Group has ‘gifted’ the branding opportunity to Carers Trust, an organisation which aims to raise awareness of the challenges faced by unpaid carers in the UK. According to NHS figures, there are around 5.4 million unpaid carers in England alone.Commenting on the decision, Rank chief executive John O’Reilly said: “We’re proud of our partnership with Carers Trust and we’re continually looking at ways in which we can further support the charity. We’re delighted that this sponsorship will shine a much needed spotlight on the fantastic work Carers Trust do in supporting unpaid carers across the UK,”Carers Trust’s CEO, Gareth Howells, said: “We are thrilled to see unpaid carers recognised with the Carers Trust logo featured on such a special commemorative shirt. On behalf of all the unpaid carers we work with, I’d like to wish Ipswich Town every success for the new season.”It comes amid a growing trend of operators ‘gifting’ branding opportunities to good causes. In 2019, gaming giant Paddy Power rolled out its ‘save our shirt’ campaign, in which it removed its logos from football strips in an act of ‘unsponsorship’.Similarly, GVC’s Betdaq last year gifted its shirt sponsorship of Sunderland FC to the charity Children with Cancer UK as part of the operator’s efforts to phase out sports sponsorship.In February this year, major operators told the House of Lords’ Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry they would consider a voluntary ban on football shirt sponsorships, to address concerns about the quantity of gambling advertising sports fans are exposed to.Shirt sponsorships and in-venue branding again came under fire in today’s (2 July) Lords report, in which the select committee set out its recommendations, gathered from consultations and hearings since its creation in 2019. “Gambling operators should no longer be allowed to advertise on the shirts of sports teams or any other part of their kit,” the report concluded. “There should be no gambling advertising in or near any sports grounds or sports venues, including sports programmes.”For lower league clubs, it said, there should not be an immediate halt to gambling sponsorship, and instead a phased withdrawal by 2023. League One football team Ipswich Town FC today unveiled its new home kit for the 2020-21 season, prominently featuring the logo of Carers Trust, a long-standing charity partner of team sponsor The Rank Group. 2nd July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Rank Group gifts Ipswich shirt sponsorship to Carers Trust Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Why I’d sell property and follow Warren Buffett’s investment tips

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Why I’d sell property and follow Warren Buffett’s investment tips Image source: The Motley Fool I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 Property may have generated high returns for investors in previous decades, but its appeal may be relatively low at the present time compared to the stock market.With investors such as Warren Buffett having recorded high returns from buying shares when they trade on low valuations, now could be the right time to buy high-quality businesses while they offer wide margins of safety.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Furthermore, through focusing your capital on fast-growing economies and diversifying across a range of companies it may be possible to enhance your portfolio’s risk/reward ratio.CyclicalityProperty prices and the stock market are both cyclical. Historically, they have experienced periods of growth and periods of decline. At the present time, the property market may be set to experience slower growth than has been achieved in the recent past. It has benefitted from a loose monetary policy which has been put in place by central banks across the world. This has led, in many cases, to high valuations which could inhibit the potential for further capital growth.By contrast, a wide range of shares appear to offer good value for money at the present time. Certainly, stock indices such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100 have experienced a decade-long bull market. However, the valuations of many of their members do not yet seem to be excessive. This suggests that further capital growth could be ahead. As such, adopting a value investing approach such as that used by Warren Buffett may allow you to capitalise on low valuations among high-quality businesses.Growth opportunitiesAlongside low valuations, the stock market also offers long-term growth opportunities. Unlike buying property, which is often in an investor’s locality, the stock market presents the chance to buy stocks that operate in a range of fast-growing economies. For example, an investor can purchase stocks with exposure to economies such as China and India. Since they offer significantly higher growth rates than developed economies, they could catalyse the return of a wider portfolio.Additionally, investors have the chance to align their portfolio with the growth opportunities offered by sectors such as technology and healthcare. Both of these areas, as well as many others, could benefit from ongoing global economic trends. This may mean that their return prospects are relatively high, and that they outperform property investments.Diversification potentialAs well as accessing stronger growth rates, the stock market also offers greater risk-reduction opportunities than property. It is relatively simple and cost-effective to purchase a wide range of stocks. This enables investors with even modest amounts of capital to reduce the overall risk faced by their portfolio.By contrast, buying multiple properties in a variety of regions is expensive, and can be logistically challenging. This may mean that property investors have a concentrated portfolio that inhibits their returns and increases risk. As such, following value investors such as Warren Buffett into the stock market could be a better idea. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

New Technology Available to Test Rural Bridges

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News New Technology Available to Test Rural Bridges Facebook Twitter New Technology Available to Test Rural BridgesIndiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Ed EbertRural infrastructure and transportation needs were a focus at a recent Agribusiness Council of Indiana regional meeting. Ed Ebert from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance says the ability of the farmer to get grain from the farm to its destination in a timely and efficient manner is critical and should not be overlooked. He says bridges throughout the state are an area of concern.“If you look at the statistics today, about one out of six bridges out in the rural areas of our state right now are either in need of replacement or upgrades to handle the loads that are common now in modern agriculture. Whether it’s a semi or larger tractors and equipment.”Ebert says many rural bridges may be rated for far less weight than what it can actually support, meaning many farmers have to actively avoid those bridges to deliver their grain. But Ebert says new technology can assist local governments in making those determinations.“The technology that we’re working with, in conjunction with Indiana LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program) at Purdue University, is a bridge testing system that uses gauges and known weights transiting across the bridge to really interview the bridge to ask it, based on the load going across it and the structure of the bridge, what that bridge is truly capable of safely handling.Ebert wants to let local officials know that this technology is available.“We are attempting to promote this technology, so we can see broader scale adoption because it’s a real efficiency issue for local governments.”If you have a bridge near you that you wish could be tested, you or your local official can contact Ebert at [email protected] By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 18, 2018 New Technology Available to Test Rural Bridges SHARE Previous articleHouse Moves to Send Farm Bill to Conference Committee, Appoints ConfereesNext articleDennis Maple Elected to National Corn Board, Ending Long Indiana Drought Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Substitute – Medical Assistant

first_imgDefinitionThe Substitute – Medical Assistant coordinates and performs avariety of medical clinic office services.Definition:Under general supervisor, substitute employees perform a variety ofwork in support of a college or district program or office.Non-academic, non-classified substitute: vacancy employeesare appointed temporarily when recruiting to fill apermanent position. Non-academic, non-classified substitute: novacancy employees replace classified employees who aretemporarily absent from duty.Non-academic, non-classified substitute employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified substituteemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District. Substitute employment shall not result inthe displacement of Classified personnel.Substitute non classified employees who are appointedtemporarily while the District is recruiting for the permanentposition may not exceed 130 working days within a fiscal year (July1 – June 30).Substitute non classified employees who are temporarilyreplacing a classified employee may not exceed 160 working dayswithin a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).*Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:Coordinates clinic office activities to facilitate provider,patient, records, and business activity. Receives walk-in guestsand telephone inquiries from staff and students. Explains HealthServices Center services, procedures, and payment policies.Provides students with reference materials, internal and externalresources, and program information.Schedules clinic appointments according to established hours ofservice. Makes initial determination for the level of provider tobe seen (e.g., RN, FNP, Physician). Organizes medical informationfiles to correspond with appointment schedules.Performs preliminary medical ‘work ups’ such as basic patientinformation and records vital signs and other observations.Collects specimens and arranges for pick-up by laboratories,receives test results, places information into the medical record,and with health care providers.Under the supervision of a nurse practitioner or doctor, setsup examination rooms and equipment before and after use. Ensuresthat surfaces, equipment, fixtures, and supplies are properlycleaned, stored, and organized for efficient access byproviders.Compiles health and demographic information from students,noting health history including social and emotional aspects.Refers student to appropriate internal and external resources tomeet identified health, social and mental health needs. Preparespatient activity statistics such as the frequency and nature ofvisits and consultations.Performs other duties as assigned that support the overallobjective of the position. Qualifications and Physical DemandsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and ExperienceThe position typically requires a high school diploma andpost-secondary education in Medical Assisting Program. Two years’experience is preferred. Or, any combination of education andexperience which would provide the required equivalentqualifications for the position.Knowledge and SkillsThe knowledge required will vary depending on the nature of theassignment.AbilitiesThe abilities required will vary depending on the nature of theassignment.Physical AbilitiesThe physical abilities required will vary depending on the natureof the assignment.Licenses and CertificatesRequires a valid California driver license. Requires a validHealthcare Provider CPR/AED certificate. A Medical Office AssistantCertificate is preferred.Work ConditionsWork is performed indoors and at time outdoors where some exposureexists to communicable diseases.Conditions of EmploymentCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Non-academic, non-classified substitute: vacancy employeesare appointed temporarily when recruiting to fill apermanent position. Non-academic, non-classified substitute: novacancy employees replace classified employees who aretemporarily absent from duty.Non-academic, non-classified substitute employees are notpart of classified service. Non-academic, non-classified substituteemployees are at-will employees, have no entitlement rights to anyposition in the District. Substitute employment shall not result inthe displacement of Classified personnel.Substitute non classified employees who are appointedtemporarily while the District is recruiting for the permanentposition may not exceed 130 working days within a fiscal year (July1 – June 30).Substitute non classified employees who are temporarilyreplacing a classified employee may not exceed 160 working dayswithin a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).*Retired CalPERS Annuitants: may not exceed 960 hours in afiscal year (July 1 through June 30)*Employment is contingent upon verification of employment history,background verification as governed under Education Coderequirements, eligibility to work in the United States, andapproval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporaryassignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays ortime not worked.The hours of work and effective date of employment will be arrangedwith the supervisor. Please note that early evening availability isdesirable.Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; theinability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employeefrom retaining employment.The person holding this position is considered a mandatedreporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Actand is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CoastCommunity College District policies, procedures, and Title IX.(Reference: BP/AP 5910)The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms ofdiversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusiveenvironment within which students, staff, administrators, andfaculty thrive. Individual’s interested in advancing the District’sstrategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicantswith disabilities who self-disclose.Application materials must be electronically submitted on-lineat http://www.cccd.edu/employment . Incomplete applications and applicationmaterials submitted by mail will not be considered.Additional InformationAPPLICATION REQUIREMENTSTo be considered for employment you must submit a completeapplication packet. A complete application packet includes:A complete Coast Community College District OnlineEmployment Application.A current Resume (uploaded as a separate attachment -PDF recommended)Answers to ALL Supplemental Questions, if any (pleaseprovide clear and detailed responses, where applicable, as theywill be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualifiedcandidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not pasteyour resume, put ‘see resume’ or ‘N/A’, or leave blank). Candidates will also be responsible for all travel expenses ifselected for an interview, the Coast Community College Districtdoes not reimburse for candidate travel expenses.Disability AccommodationsIf you require accommodations in the Application or ExaminationProcess, please notify Human Resources by calling (714)438-4714.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands are representative of those that must bemet by an employee to successfully perform the essential functionsof this job.The work environment characteristics are representative ofthose an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is onfile and will be provided upon request.The Coast Community College District is a multi-college districtthat includes Coastline Community College , Golden WestCollege , and Orange Coast College . The three colleges offerprograms in transfer, general education, occupational/technicaleducation, community services and student support services.Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificateprograms.Since it’s founding in 1947, the Coast Community College Districthas enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community collegedistricts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Boardof Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays animportant role in the community by responding to needs of achanging and increasingly diverse population.This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. Thecrime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 weresubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under theJeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus CrimeStatistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the CampusSafety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices forany questions regarding the report.Coast Community College District is an Equal OpportunityEmployerThe Coast Community College District is committed to employingqualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members whoare dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizesthat diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness,promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitablerole models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring andstaff development processes that support the goals of equalopportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for allqualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfullyin providing educational or employment opportunities to any personon the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, genderexpression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexualorientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mentaldisability, military or veteran status, or geneticinformation.last_img read more

5 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

first_img1) Sinister left-handed gene found. Scientists working in Oxford’s Wellcome Trust Centre for Genetics believe carrying the gene may slightly raise the risk of developing psychotic mental illness such as schizophrenia…but may improve sporting ability. A fair exchange?  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6923577.stm   2) Deep brain stimulation brings man back from coma. Previously doomed to a vegetative existence for the rest of his life, DBS has allowed this patient to feed himself, talk, express emotion, and recognise visitors. DBS is a relatively new technique which have already yielded some miraculous results in treating CNS disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article2182621.ece   3) A Virgin Birth in Korea – shamed Korean scientist made groundbreaking discovery – without realising it. Analysis of data has revealed he may have created stem cells from unfertilised human eggs – a human ‘virgin birth’ – which will have profound implications for stem cell research worldwide. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6929203.stm  4) Mission to Mars: NASA launches a 9 month mission to Mars to search for life beneath the surface. Read a blog by one of the team members here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6914836.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6926880.stm   5) Groove on down to the sounds of the Big Bang. Jodrell bank is celebrating its 50th birthday and is planning to turn the sounds of the Big Bang into a backing track for the physics party of the century. Get your glad rags and white coats on.http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2195682.ece Cherwell24 is not responsible for the external content of these linkslast_img read more

3 Wawa to 1 – Say it Ain’t so

first_imgThe Wawa on 13th & West – Closed for repairs.Gotta have a Wawa? If you are living or visiting in Ocean City that means you are headed to 34th St. for the foreseeable future.The popular 12th St. store, closed since sustaining water damage during the recent blizzard and subsequent flooding, will be closed “for a short time” according to a Wawa press release.  As a result, Ocean City previously was served by three Wawa locations and is now down to just one. A third location at 4th and West was closed several years ago, demolished and the lot sold to developers who built new homes there.The 34th St. Wawa’s hours have been extended to 24/7 to better serve the needs of the community, according to the statement from Wawa’s corporate offices.The round-the-clock hours will continue until 12th St. can reopen, Wawa said. But how long will that be?  The Wawa statement said there was “no structural damage” to the building.  However, sources close to the situation said initial work at the site revealed other issues which Wawa felt should be addressed as long as the store was already closed.The sources indicated the “short time” the 12th St. store would be closed could extend well beyond February and possibly deep into April.  Some even feel the store could be shuttered even longer.The interior of the 12th Street Wawa as it appeared on Tuesday.In the meantime, many Ocean City customers are going out of their way to keep the cash registers humming at 34th St.  Many North end and downtown people are taking a ride over the 9th St. Bridge or the Longport Bridge to patronize two of the Somers Point Wawa locations.last_img read more

“Dollhouse Row” Denizens Relish Unique Neighborhood

first_imgWovern Street in Ocean City home of “Dollhouse Row” By Tim KellyWhen you live in a dollhouse, you have to make some adjustments.“You must simplify what you need,” said Laurie Nadolny, the longest tenured resident of one of Ocean City’s hidden gems, the tiny neighborhood known as “Dollhouse Row.”“You quickly learn that things aren’t so important.”Nine miniature homes are crammed along Wovern Place, a tiny thorofare many residents and most visitors assume is an alley—if they know it exists at all.The narrow, winding stretch of asphalt is a contradiction: secluded from crowds and through traffic while residents are seemingly on top of each other, in homes situated just six feet apart.The result for those who live here is a mixture of quiet and closeness. Whomever said “good fences make good neighbors” surely was not speaking about Dollhouse Row.“In summer you have to keep your voice down and (watch what you say) because you hear what everyone is talking about,” said Nadolny, who has resided for 21 years in the meticulously maintained and decorated dollhouse she shares with husband Rick Derr.Exterior of two of the miniature homes on Wovern StreetThey are also among the few year-round residents on the street. “It’s very quiet in the off-season, but even in season it’s pretty quiet,” she said.What Dollhouse Row lacks in noise and crowds, it makes up in history and charm. Situated more than a mile from the official Historic District, Wovern Place is arguably among the most historic streets on the island.It’s hard to imagine Ocean City’s past as a sleepy resort town almost anywhere on the island, including the Historic District. But a stroll along the quaint stretch of tiny homes will definitely take you back.The first appearance of a dollhouse lot on a city map was in 1919, according to Cape May County records. The lot, which is identified as 1426 Wovern Place is now the fourth house on the nine-house row.That particular city map was also the first one to include the street. Prior maps depicted “an open, undeveloped area,” said Noel Wirth of the Ocean City Historical Museum. She said many people believe the homes were originally built as fishing cottages.County records show that first lot changed hands three times before eight of the nine dollhouses were constructed in 1927. Wirth said documents indicate Albert and Margaret Henry sold the lot to Ellis Scull, who in turn sold it to Max Zimmerman in 1924.It was not immediately known if Scull was a member of the extended family that played a large role in the history of the Scullville section of Egg Harbor Twp.Rob Nadolny, 41, visiting from Charleston, South Carolina, stands beside the stairs in his mother and stepfather’s Ocean City “dollhouse.”Some of the homes have been altered over the years, but most have a footprint that is 10 feet wide and 22 feet long. Nadolny’s is what she calls a “hybrid” with an addition to the original house, extending the footprint approximately 15 feet.  The upgrade enabled Nadolny and Derr to add a small front porch, a kitchen larger than most along the row, a second full bedroom on the second floor and to a rooftop deck off the “master bedroom.”Another home, owned by Tina Martin and Lynne Berry is the largest, with a raised roof and an extension to the house which lengthened it to 44 feet and pushed its overall size just past the 800 square ft. mark.But make no mistake, the house is small.“Each room and each area of the house has to do more than one thing,” Berry said. For example, a circular table and seating just off the kitchen creates “a second living room,” Berry said.  “It’s an area where you can relax and read a book, but it will (accommodate) my total of 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” she said.Along with the occasional adjustments come some real practical advantages to living in the small homes, residents say. The dwellings use much smaller amounts of electricity than conventional homes, “mowing the lawn” amounts to a couple swipes with a push mower, and shoveling snow is a five minute chore.The homes are reminiscent of Cape May’s many “gingerbread” houses, but in miniature, with sharply peaked roofs, flower boxes and strings of decorative lights. Residents have added shore-themed decorations, and touches like bright paint, awnings and cosmetic landscaping to provide individual identities to the homes.Fireplace in living room of a Wovern Street “dollhouse.”Similar in style and size, Nadolny says the identity of the architect has been lost to history. Another mystery is the origin of the Wovern Place street name. None of the early residents of the houses had that surname, Berry said.When Nadolny moved here in the 90s, many of the homes were in need of some TLC. Martin and Berry’s, purchased in 2008, was largely gutted. The “popcorn” ceiling was removed to expose the original beams. Rooms were opened up and trees were planted outside.“It was as if previous owners wanted the house to be as nondescript as possible,” Berry said. “We wanted it to have a personality.”Several other dollhouses along the row changed hands in the first few years after Nadolny and Derr bought in, but only one has sold in the last 10 years, Martin said. Another was for sale earlier this year but was recently pulled off the market.A few other tiny homes can be found in the blocks surrounding Wovern Place. This supports Nadolny’s contention that in the 1920s, a section of town was targeted for development of several more blocks of mini-homes. That never took place, leaving Dollhouse Row as an aberration among today’s Ocean City norm of duplexes and mini-mansions.That is not to say that Dollhouse Row is immune to development and other changes OC has gone through. Some of the owners now rent out their dollhouses in season. A stand of old trees which served as a buffer between the homes and Prospect Place, the next street to the East, was removed a few years ago. And a block of large homes was constructed along Pleasure Avenue.“Before (construction of the homes on Pleasure) the alley (behind the dollhouses) was just a dirt path. You didn’t need air conditioning,” Nadolny said.  “But now we are somewhat cut off from the breeze and it can be uncomfortable” on the hottest days without air conditioning.Exterior of two of the miniature homes on Wovern Street.The homes were originally built with yellow pine wood floors, no insulation and clapboard exteriors, she said. Electric baseboard heaters keep things warm in winter if the fireplaces in the homes are not used.  But almost all of the homes have been upgraded with new siding, larger windows and upgraded plumbing.“The houses are still very basic and utilitarian,” Nadolny said, and that’s the way she and the other residents like it. Even if that means taking steps others with larger homes never need to think about.“I keep a storage unit and we switch out our winter and summer clothes.”Nadolny’s cottage does not have any closets. If the garment doesn’t fit in a chest of drawers or a coat rack, it’s just not going to be in the house.  Obviously furniture must be small enough to fit and strategically located so as not to create a space too cramped to move about, she said.Most of the dollhouses have galley-style kitchens and one small bathroom.And while living in a dollhouse can present some challenges, it’s never too close for comfort, residents assert.The residents are friendly and close in a communal sense and not just close in proximity.“It’s an enclave, and one that’s nice to be a part of,” said Berry.On the weekends in summer and during prime vacation weeks, tourists will seek out the street, resulting in increased vehicular and bicycle traffic. But the residents don’t mind.Almost all of the visitors are respectful and friendly, Nadolny said, and the majority of the dollhouse dwellers are OK with being stared at by the visitors.“It’s also a good idea sometimes to keep your curtains drawn.”Rear view of Nadolny’s home shows the deck off her bedroom.last_img read more

O.C. Schools All Virtual on Monday

first_imgStudents will have virtual classes Monday. Due to Monday’s regional storm forecast and the existing coastal flood warning, all Ocean City schools will operate a virtual instruction day for students, according to a school news release.Students will not report to school on Monday. Students and their families should check PowerSchool class pages and monitor email for further updates on the virtual day schedule.Stay tuned to the National Weather Service and local media for updates on the weather affecting the area.For more information visit oceancityschools.org or check PowerSchool class pages for more information.last_img read more

Press release: Environment Agency issues new permits for Bletchingley oilfield

first_imgBefore issuing the permits, the Environment Agency carried out a detailed assessment of the application and considered all legal requirements, along with all comments received through public consultation.The permits bring operations into line with current regulations for conventional oil and gas sites. This is part of the Environment Agency’s review of all oil and gas permits granted prior to October 2013.An Environment Agency spokesperson said: An environmental permit sets out stringent conditions to which a site must adhere. We will not issue or vary an environmental permit for a site if we consider that activities taking place will cause significant pollution to the environment or harm to human health. In determining the applications to re-permit this site, we considered all views and comments received through public consultation before making our final decision. Further information on our decision and the permits can be found on GOV.UKlast_img read more

Files, Objects … and Streams?

first_imgWith the digital economy playing an increasingly important role in our lives, it’s no surprise that there is lot of coverage in the media of the latest disruptive business models and viral apps. Hidden below the surface of these headline grabbers, however, is the real star of the show – data, more specifically unstructured data.Unstructured data, generated by users, mobile apps, smart devices and sensors, is the bedrock of the digital economy. However, harnessing it can be particularly challenging for businesses. Its explosive growth puts a strain on IT infrastructure, leading to operational complexity, lack of agility and out of control costs. Compounding the problem is the enormous diversity in in the types of unstructured data, as well as in the applications that generate and use it.The three types of unstructured data Broadly speaking, there are three distinct types of unstructured data, each with its own unique attributes and use-cases: file data, object data and streaming data.These three categories of data require fundamentally different storage designs. As a result, businesses are either forced to stitch together point solutions from multiple vendors that don’t talk to each other, or to utilize a monolithic storage solution that solves no one need particularly well. Both are inherently sub-optimal outcomes.Dell EMC believes in a fundamentally different approach. Our unstructured data portfolio consists of distinct best-of-breed storage engines for file (Dell EMC Isilon), object (Dell EMC ECS) and stream (Project Nautilus) that work seamlessly with each other. This week at Dell EMC World (DEW), we will be showcasing breakthrough innovation across all fronts of the unstructured data landscape.Reinventing the industry’s #1 scale-out NAS platformStarting things off is the most significant Isilon launch since the product’s inception. We are introducing a new generation of Isilon nodes that provide customers with unconstrained scale and massive performance. Based on a modular “Infinity” architecture, the new Isilon family includes all-flash, hybrid and archive nodes. You can learn more about the Isilon announcement here on Direct2DellEMC.Accelerating innovation in object storage We are also announcing updates to Dell EMC’s scale-out object platform, Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS). These updates include certification for Dell EMC PowerEdge 24th generation servers, as well as new features in ECS.Next.Enabling real-time analytics on streaming dataThe proliferation of connected devices and sensors is leading to a deluge of streaming data that needs to be ingested at high speeds and analyzed right away for real-time decision making. At DEW, we will be providing a sneak-peek at Project Nautilus, a unified solution to store and analyze streaming IoT data in real-time. Nautilus is designed to work seamlessly with Isilon and ECS functioning as the resilient storage layer. A critical part of Project Nautilus is Pravega, the storage engine that enables ingest and storage of massive numbers of streams concurrently.  Pravega is available immediately as an open-source project.We are excited to be the only vendor to offer best-of-breed, fully integrated, solutions for each of the three pillars of unstructured data storage. Tune into Dell EMC World broadcast to learn more about these announcements!last_img read more