Thisweek’s news in briefYourface fitsEmployersare looking to recruit people they like rather than the people with the bestskills for the job, finds a Recruitment Confidence Index special report. Theresearch into selection interviewing techniques among 1,200 employers revealsthat more than one in five still use ‘gut reaction’ to make decisions. www.rcisurvey.netSexexceptionTradeunion Unison has condemned the inclusion of a clause in the new sexualorientation equality regulations that gives faith-based employers the freedomto sack lesbian and gay employees. The 2003 Employment Equality (SexualOrientation) Regulations, contain exemptions for employers “with an ethosbased on religion or belief”. www.unison.org.ukFBUstrike strategyLeadersof the Fire Brigades Union have threatened further strikes if the pay disputeis not resolved today. The leaders said they had developed a “strikestrategy”, which they will implement if there is not “an acceptablenegotiated settlement”. www.fbu.org.ukViolenceat homeAnemployers’ guide to dealing with staff suffering from domestic violence hasbeen launched by Opportunity Now and Women’s Aid. The Good Practice Guide forEmployers on Domestic Violence and the Workplace provides advice on how torespond to victims, legal responsibilities and good practice. www.opportunitynow.org.ukH&SfailuresMostemployers do not meet health and safety regulations, a survey by employment lawfirm Peninsula reveals. Seventy-two per cent of employers polled do not fullycomply with H&S laws, and a further 87 per cent expressed concern that theycould be prosecuted. www.peninsula-uk.com …in briefOn 20 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Ocean‐driven basal melting of Amundsen Sea ice shelves has triggered acceleration, thinning, and grounding line retreat on many West Antarctic outlet glaciers. Here we present the first year‐long (2014) record of basal melt rate at sub‐weekly resolution from a location on the outer Pine Island Ice Shelf. Adjustment of the upper thermocline to local wind forced variability in the vertical Ekman velocity is the dominant control on basal melting at weekly to monthly timescales. Atmosphere–ice–ocean surface heat fluxes or changes in advection of modified Circumpolar Deep Water play no discernible role at these timescales. We propose that during other years, a deepening of the thermocline in Pine Island Bay driven by longer timescale processes may have suppressed the impact of local wind forcing on high‐frequency upper thermocline height variability and basal melting. This highlights the complex interplay between the different processes and their timescales that set the basal melt rate beneath Pine Island Ice Shelf.
Wannabe online estate agents have a chance of a lifetime to launch a business now that the UK’s most search-friendly and valuable domain property.co.uk has been offered for sale.Australian digital marketing consultant Ryan Norrish has revealed that he is selling both the domain and realestate.co.uk for an undisclosed sum both as a package or separately.Norrish says the domains have already received keen interest from both several of the larger hybrid and online estate agents, as well as traditional high street agents too.Property.co.uk is the larger prize of the two. Google says the search term ‘property’ which the domain would rank best for, attracts some 13,000 clicks and 140,000 impressions a month.Both domains have been sat on by Norrish since 2006 while he bided his time as both hybrids, online and digital property businesses have taken more market share in the UK.Property domain name“This is an opportunity for an established property business to rebrand, or snap up the ultimate name in the industry. Alternatively, it’s the ideal name for a new player wanting to establish authority,” he says.“Until now, property.co.uk has been unavailable to the UK market and we’re excited to see who comes forward and what the new owner decides to do with this extremely valuable domain. If somebody wants to lease the name with an option to buy, that’s a possibility too.”High profile and popular domains can make or break businesses in the property sector. Aaron Short (left), who is about to officially launch lettings portal Accommodation.co.uk says his domain name has really helped.“The name gets us through so many doors, it really does,” he says. “I’ve spoken to so many people recently and they immediately get it when you mention the URL.”Norrish says he is selling the domains directly instead of through a broker and that he will soon set a deadline for buyers to submit offers and then reward the highest bidder. Both domains come with their corresponding addresses property.uk and realestate.uk. More information from property.co.uk.property.co.uk Aaron Short accommodation.co.uk ryan norrish October 18, 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 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 » Marketing » How much would you pay? UK’s most valuable property domain name is up for sale previous nextMarketingHow much would you pay? UK’s most valuable property domain name is up for saleBids are being invited by an Australian entrepreneur for the domain name Property.co.uk which could fetch £250,000 if a bidding war kicks off.Nigel Lewis18th October 201801,986 Views
Father Francis Davidson, responsible for the welfare of student monks at St Benet’s, is the only surviving headmaster of Fort Augustus Abbey School, the subject of a recent BBC Scotland investigation for the programme Sins of Our Fathers.The programme, broadcast on 29 July, revealed claims of physical and sexual abuse spanning from 1950s to 1990s. Fr Davidson is one of three headmasters accused of covering up the scandal; ten Fort Augustus monks have been accused of physical abuse, and four monks and one lay teacher of sexual abuse, including rape. The programme contains further allegations that the school was a “dumping ground” for clergy with a history of abusing children.Over 50 ex-pupils have spoken to the BBC about their experiences at fee-paying Fort Augustus School in the Scottish Highlands, which shut in 1993, and its feeder preparatory school, Carlekemp, shut in 1977.One former pupil, Hugh Kennedy, who attended Fort Augustus in the 1970s, recalls being sexually abused by two teachers. One of the abusers was his housemaster Fr Chrysostum Alexander. He told the BBC, “He would play with me, masturbate me and would make me do certain things to him, oral sex, things along those lines… I did tell Fr Davidson, who was the headmaster.”Despite claiming that he had personally alerted Fr Davidson, Mr Kennedy says the police were never involved in this “sustained and protracted” experience, and that Fr Chrysostum visited his home to convince his family of his innocence, where “he [Chrysostum] had convinced her [Kennedy’s stepmother] this was a non story and… I was sent back to Fort Augustus to be subjected to further abuse by Chrysostom.”After allegations were reportedly made by a second victim in 1977, then headmaster Davidson failed to alert the police, instead sending Fr Chrysostum back to Australia, with no warnings about his offending.Earlier this week, Fr Davidson told the BBC that he did not remember Kennedy’s allegations. “I would like to offer my profound sympathies to former pupils of Fort Augustus Abbey School and their families for any historic abuse committed by Fr Chrysostom Alexander including to Hugh Kennedy.“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mr Kennedy’s allegations and of those against Bill Owen relating to Fort Augustus in the 1970s. I do not recall them being reported to me during my time as headmaster of Fort Augustus Abbey School.“Subsequent allegations of abuse made to the Abbot, who is now dead, resulted in an internal investigation by the Abbot and Fr Chrysostom’s immediate removal from the school.”There is currently an ongoing police investigation into the abuse, but leading children’s charities, including the NSPCC, are calling for full, independent inquiries.These revelations come eight years after an Oxford student made a formal complaint of harassment against St Benet’s Hall tutor, Bernard Green. Fr Bernard had previously pled guilty in 1996 to indecently assaulting a 13 year old whilst housemaster at Catholic public school, Ampleforth College.St Benet’s Hall released the following statement to Cherwell: “We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathies to former pupils of Fort Augustus Abbey School and their families.“As investigations into matters at Fort Augustus Abbey School and Carlekemp Priory school are ongoing, we can confirm that Fr Francis Davidson has stepped aside from his role of religious superior of St. Benet’s Hall.”
If you walk out of your dorm room this month and see only half the lights on in the hallway, chances are it isn’t an accident. Keeping lights on the “half-on” setting typically used after parietals is one way dorms are saving energy during this month’s third annual Dorm Energy Competition. The main objective of the competition is for students to realize how much energy they are actually using, said Rachel Novick, education and outreach programs manager for the Office of Sustainability. “The goal is for students to become more conscious about the energy they use and particularly the energy that gets wasted,” Novick said. “And also to see what kind of creative ways they can find to save energy.” The title went to Walsh Hall in 2008 and Cavanaugh Hall in 2009. Cavanaugh was able to reduce their energy use by 34 percent for the month. Former rector Amalia de la Torre said she believes one factor in particular was crucial to her dorm’s success — parietals lights. “We kept half of all our hallway lights out,” de la Torre said. “In other words, we kept the lighting the same as it would have been after parietals. I think that made the winning difference.” Overall last year, residence halls saved 58,800 kilowatt-hours. This is equivalent to 84,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and adds up to a savings of $2,940 for the University, Novick said. Some common approaches to saving energy include hang-drying laundry and unplugging electronics when they aren’t being used, Novick said. Novick’s goals for the competition not only include saving energy and money, but also having participation from every dorm. “I’d definitely like to improve on the overall savings and costs to campus, but also to really try to get every dorm to be involved,” Novick said. “I think that the dorms that were most engaged last year did an amazing job.” Cavanaugh, the returning champion, is employing some of the same tactics as last year but also stressing the simple things, co-president Caitlin Desmond said. “This year we are doing similar things, but also emphasizing to the girls to unplug things when you leave the room, such as turn off power strips, unplug computers and chargers,” Desmond said. Some dorms don’t have a great chance at winning the competition due to long-standing traditions. Sorin College president Colin King said his dorm has never done well. “Sorin is infamous for always coming in last in this competition,” King said. “We have a tradition to put incredible amounts of Christmas lights up right before Thanksgiving and leave them on at all times.” The competition runs through the end of November and the winning dorm will receive a $500 prize, Novick said. “We have runner-up prizes too, and awards for sustainability commissioners who do really creative programs to get people involved,” Novick said.
View Comments The Broadway.com staff is obsessed with Culturalist, the awesome site that lets you choose and rank your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank—we’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.Last week, we asked you to decide which HBO series should become a Broadway show. The results are in, and readers want Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha to dance to the Great White Way in their Manolo Blahniks. This week, in honor of the forthcoming NBC telecast of The Wiz on December 3, we want you to dreamcast Dorothy! Broadway.com news reporter Ryan McPhee posted his list of top 10 picks here.STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.)Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the next episode of The Broadway.com Show!
For gardeners who like native plants, there are also many good options, like Solomon’s seal, beautyberry, native ferns, fothergilla, spiderwort, trillium, bloodroot and maypop. Many woodland wildflowers will also thrive in shade gardens. If your yard is full of shade, do not give up on gardening. Just add plants that were made for the shade. Many people find that as their home landscapes mature, it becomes more difficult to have an attractive garden because there is too much shade. While it is true that you may not be able to grow sun-loving flowers in the shade, you can still have a beautiful garden by knowing which plants thrive and grow in lower light conditions. Some of the most beautiful gardens are made in the shade. Shade gardening is unique in that it lends itself to a peaceful, serene and cool landscape setting. However, there are certain concerns that must be considered when shade gardening. The most important concerns are light level and shade definitions. An area is considered shady if it receives three hours or less of sunlight. A partial sunny/shady area is one that receives four to six hours of sun. Moisture is another major issue for shady areas. A thick canopy of trees can prevent rain from reaching plants underneath. As a result, these smaller plants must compete with the larger trees for moisture. Usually, the trees win that competition. Therefore, it is important to provide sufficient water, especially during drought periods. On the other hand, shady areas can also retain too much moisture, particularly if the area drains poorly. When planting in shady areas, it is important to remember to till and amend the existing soil with soil conditioner and compost to allow for adequate drainage. Keep in mind that most shade-loving plants tend to grow slowly, and it can be difficult to find plants that bloom well in the shade. There are some beautiful, shade-loving plants that do bloom, like dogwoods, redbuds, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, bleeding hearts, astilbe, columbine, Lenten rose and begonias. They can add blooms to your shade garden through the season. But even when no plants are blooming, shade gardens can be beautiful if you use plants with different leaf textures and varying leaf colors. Variegated plants create an interesting landscape. Remember that most turfgrasses won’t tolerate shade, but many ground covers will and can make for a lush appearance in the shade. Hostas, epimedium, numerous species of ferns, caladiums, coleus, pachysandra, wintergreen, heuchera, heucherella, and Mondo and monkey grass can be combined to create rich textures and colors that cannot be replicated in full sun.
To request information by mail, please contact us. Also, be sure to check out our WanderLove blog posts and itinerary! You will need more than a day to experience it all, so be sure to check out the many different lodging options that Bedford has to offer. The Bedford Area Welcome Center is the ideal location to get information on local businesses and attractions, featuring brochures, maps, and travel publications for not only Bedford, but also the surrounding area. There is also a gift store, free Wi-Fi, firefighter exhibit, small theater, and a picnic area. The building is fully accessible and parking spaces are available for motor coaches and campers. There are three RV hook-ups and an electric car charging station, including Tesla. Be sure to snap a photo with our LOVE sign for the perfect photo souvenir of your trip! Smith Mountain Lake, offering 500+ miles of shoreline, makes up Bedford’s southern border, and is a great place to visit no matter the season! Bring your camping and fishing gear, kayak, or boat, and enjoy the many outdoor amenities offered by Smith Mountain Lake State Park. There is also a fishing pier, boat rentals and a public beach area (seasonal). Two-hundred years ago, Thomas Jefferson retired from public life and began to spend time at his private retreat, Poplar Forest, located in the eastern part of Bedford County. Named as one of Virginia’s top 10 attractions by readers of USA Today, Poplar Forest was built in a grove of poplar trees, and the octagonal house offers great insight into the private side of this Founding Father. Guided tours are available and advance tickets are required. After your tour, stop by Apocalypse Ale Works and enjoy a large selection of local craft beer. Jefferson, among many other things, was also a beer brewer, and would definitely approve! Apocalypse offers indoor and outdoor seating, and hard seltzer is on tap in several fruitful flavors. Historic downtown Bedford offers a variety of art galleries, shops, antiques, and restaurants that are within walking distance of each other in an atmosphere of 19th Century buildings. You might find gold at the town’s first craft brewery, Beale’s, which is also located downtown. Its flagship beer is Beale’s Gold and the taproom is themed after the legend of Beale’s Treasure, which is supposedly buried somewhere in Bedford County. Beale’s has a full-service restaurant, indoor and outdoor seating, and special limited beer releases throughout the year. Follow Destination Bedford on Facebook and Instagram, and share your experiences on social media using #DestinationBedfordVA and #WanderLove! No road trip through Bedford would be complete without stopping at one of our five wineries! Peaks of Otter Winery is a six-generation family farm offering dozens of fruit-of-the farm wines, with names like “Grandma’s Apple Pie”, “Chocolate Cherry Bomb”, and “Kiss the Devil”. Don’t miss the apple cider donuts made on site, visiting with the farm animals, and the many photo opportunities, including a Virginia LOVEworks! Photo courtesy of Bedford Trails Bedford County Parks and Recreation manages four county parks (plus a new one coming soon), which includes more than 30 miles of multiuse trails, a bike park, more than 90 holes of disc golf, fitness stations, and a skate park. Bedford’s trail systems and events are making an impact reaching up and down the East Coast. Bedford Trails/BCPR is part of the IMBA Virginia’s Blue Ridge Silver Ride Center designation. Bedford is also starting to be recognized for its disc golf. The newest course, which will officially open in 2021, was co-designed by 5x World Champion Disc Golfer Paul McBeth. Follow Bedford Disc Golf for more information and updates. Cover photo: Smith Mountain Lake, photo by Micah Pick From the magnificent Peaks of Otter along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the quaint streets of historic downtown, to the shores of Smith Mountain Lake – Bedford offers outdoor adventure and historical treasures, making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or your next vacation destination! In 2019, Smithsonian Magazine named it one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit”! Bedford County has more mileage along the Blue Ridge Parkway than any county in Virginia. With multiple exits from the Parkway into Bedford, it is easy to explore local wineries, apple and peach orchards, local artisan studios, as well as 25+ trails for hiking, biking, wildlife, and horseback riding. Head to the Peaks of Otter, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and choose from seven different hiking trails, ranging from easy to more difficult. Sharp Top is the most popular with 1.5 miles to the summit and offering impressive 360-degree views. Choose Johnson Farm Trail to explore a 1850s mountain farmhouse, or the Fallingwater Cascades Trail for waterfalls featuring a 260 feet drop. There is also camping, a picnic area, restaurant and lakefront lodge. The Peaks of Otter Lodge is the only hotel located on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia! D-Day Memorial, photo by Mark Calhoun Beale’s Fire pit at Abbott Lake, Peaks of Ottter, photo by Mark Calhoun Bedford is home to the National D-Day Memorial, a deeply moving tribute to the American and Allied forces that fought in the largest amphibious invasion of all time. The Memorial overlooks the community that suffered the greatest loss per capita of any in the United States. The Memorial is an outdoor facility and open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for self-guided tours. Admission fees apply.
EU sanctions ‘very soon’ He said the EU hoped to impose sanctions “very soon” after drawing up a list of individuals responsible for police violence against protesters and rigged elections.The disputed election has sparked demonstrations that have seen tens of thousands take the streets of the ex-Soviet country of 9.5 million on Russia’s western borders, in an unprecedented challenge to Lukashenko’s 26 years in power.An AFP journalist said the crowd of demonstrators waving the opposition’s red-and-white flag on Sunday appeared to be as large or larger than on the previous three Sundays, when more than 100,000 people rallied in the streets of Minsk.But police also appeared to be stepping up a campaign to quash the demonstrations, deploying troops, water cannon and armored vehicles.Local media reported hooded men in civilian clothes with batons chased and beat demonstrators.Interior Ministry spokeswoman Olga Chemodanova said that 633 people had been detained on Sunday for illegal mass gatherings, one of the largest wave of arrests since the early days of the demonstrations.Kolesnikova’s office said witnesses described her being snatched off the street in the capital Minsk on Monday morning by unidentified men in black who bundled her into a minibus marked “Communications”.”More than 8 hours have passed and we still don’t know where Maria is and what is happening to her,” said lawyer Maxim Znak, a member of the Coordination Council, in a video blog on Monday evening. Belarus said on Monday that police had detained more than 600 people at weekend protests and the opposition said a senior figure had been snatched off the streets, as authorities intensified efforts to end weeks of demonstrations.The opposition’s Coordination Council said one of its high-profile members Maria Kolesnikova had been “kidnapped by unknown people in central Minsk” along with a spokesman and executive secretary.”Their whereabouts are unknown,” it said, accusing President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime of “openly using methods of terror”. A spokesman for the European Commission, Peter Stano, said the EU’s executive branch was trying to establish what happened and condemned the Belarusian authorities’ actions as “unacceptable”. Trio of women campaigners The Coordination Council said its press secretary Anton Rodnenkov and executive secretary Ivan Kravtsov had also disappeared, while police said they had no information on detentions.Znak said Kravtsov and Rodnenkov went missing after heading to Kolesnikova’s flat in search of her. He added that Kravtsov’s flat had been searched by a state agency that probes financial violations.Belarusian authorities had already detained several members of the Coordination Council and others have left the country under official pressure. One, Olga Kovalkova, said on Saturday she was in Poland after security services threatened her and took her to the border.Kolesnikova and other members including Nobel Literature Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich have faced questioning in a probe over an alleged bid to seize power.Kolesnikova, 38, is the only one of the trio of women who fronted Tikhanovskaya’s campaign to remain in Belarus.Tikhanovskaya has taken shelter in neighboring Lithuania and her other campaign partner, Veronika Tsepkalo, is now in Ukraine.Kolesnikova, a trained flautist and music teacher, entered politics to run the campaign of another opposition politician, ex-banker Viktor Babaryko, who attempted to stand for president against Lukashenko but was jailed and barred from running. Topics : Lukashenko’s main rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said the abductions were an attempt to disrupt the work of the Coordination Council. It was set up to ensure a peaceful transfer of power after opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya rejected Lukashenko’s claim to have won an August 9 presidential election with 80 percent of the vote.”The more they try to scare us, the more people will take to the streets,” Tikhanovskaya said in a statement.The Coordination Council demanded the detainees’ immediate release and the free return of other activists who have left the country under official pressure.
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno praises Chelsea for signing Timo Werner Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 13 Jun 2020 5:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.4kShares Comment RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is on the verge of joining Chelsea (EPA)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has praised Chelsea’s decision to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.Frank Lampard’s side are on the verge of completing a £53 million deal for the Germany international, who has agreed a contract worth around £170,000 a week to move to Stamford Bridge.Liverpool had appeared to be on course to sign the striker, who had even held talks with Jurgen Klopp about a switch to Anfield, before Chelsea moved ahead of their Premier League rivals.Leno, meanwhile, has played alongside Werner with Germany’s national team, while both players came through Stuttgart’s academy.ADVERTISEMENTAnd the Arsenal goalkeeper begrudgingly admits that Chelsea’s attack will be stronger with Werner in the squad.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I get on very well with Timo. He is very welcome in London,’ Leno told Sky Sports Germany. Advertisement Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno believes Timo Werner will strengthen Chelsea (Getty Images)‘I would be happy for him, Chelsea is a great choice, no question about it.‘The Premier League is faster, more physical. But I think he’s good for it. Timo is an extremely fast player.‘With his qualities and killer instinct, I’m afraid I have to say, he could be strengthening Chelsea.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMeanwhile, RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann has confirmed Timo Werner will leave the club.When asked about Werner’s future before RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win over Hoffenheim on Friday evening, Nagelsmann told DAZN: ‘I do not expect Timo to be here next season.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement