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first_imgAsda provides its workers with crècheOn 20 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Asda has launched its first in-store crèche at its Ashton branch inScotland. The supermarket chain is employing a trained childcare team to look afterstaff members’ children. All-day childcare at the ‘Kids are us’ crèche costs£10 per day, and the scheme could be rolled out across other stores if itproves successful. Divisional people manager for Asda Wal-Mart, Sian Doyle, said the move waspart of the chain’s drive towards promoting a greater work-life balance for itsworkforce. “It is important to understand the childcare needs of all ourcolleagues, and to offer appropriate flexible working options andsolutions,” she said. “We’re very proud of the scheme. It demonstrates that Asda cares aboutits staff as well as its customers. “We’re extremely proud of the ‘Kids are us @ Asda’ scheme and feel thatAshton has set a precedent for all the other stores to follow,” she said. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


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first_imgThe intra-oceanic South Sandwich subduction system is distinctive in having a narrow slab with slab edges at its northern and southern ends. We present new geochemical data to investigate magma genesis beneath the parts of the arc and back-are segments that lie close to the two slab edges: Kemp and Nelson seamounts at the southern edge of the South Sandwich arc, and segments E1 and E2 in the south, plus segments E9 and E10 in the north, of the East Scotia Sea. In the arc, Kemp and Nelson seamounts exhibit enhanced subduction fluxes compared to the remainder of the arc. The southernmost (Nelson) has the isotope (low Nd and high Sr isotope ratios) and elemental (ultra-high Th and Ba and high Hf/Nd ratios) characteristics of a sediment melt, or supercritical aqueous fluid, component. The more northerly (Kemp) has the same characteristics as the remainder of the arc (high Nd and slightly raised Sr isotope ratios, high Nd/Hf ratios, high Ba/Th ratios), indicative of a fluid component derived mainly from subducted crust, but has a greater mass fraction of that component than the rest of the arc. In the back-are basin, the slab-edge segments are generally fed by more fertile mantle (E-MOR-B in all but E I) than the segments in the centre of the basin (N-MORB). At the edges, segments furthest from the trench (E2, E9) have small subduction components while those nearer to the trench (E1, E10) have larger subduction components and slightly more depleted mantle. We argue that several processes were important at the slab edges: roll-back of the slab, forcing sideways flow of relatively enriched mantle into the mantle wedge; convergence of the arc with the back-are spreading centre, imparting a greater subduction component into the back-arc lavas; and anomalous heating of the subducting slab, increasing subduction fluxes and the contribution of sediment melts to the subduction component.last_img read more


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first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Revived agency claims 91% reduction in time between listing and let previous nextAgencies & PeopleRevived agency claims 91% reduction in time between listing and letExtraordinary performance figures from three-branch NE agency Sanderson Young are explained by booming local rental market, it claims.Nigel Lewis3rd April 20190962 Views A North East letting agency that had to be rescued out of administration in October last year has claimed an extraordinary turn-around in fortunes as its local housing market has revived.Three-branch agency Sanderson Young says its average time between listing and letting agreed has dropped from five weeks to three days.Also, it says that a significant increase in stock in the area has decreased the average number of viewings prior to an offer from between 15 and 20 to three per property.“Now is a good time to let out property because the demand is so high and rental prices have risen,” its regional residential lettings manager Gail McClean told local media (left).“At the moment, 80% of our customer base is outside of the North East. This is a positive reflection on the North East business sector and also [the area’s] appeal [as somewhere] to bring up families and build communities.”Last year some 50 jobs at the company were at risk when financial difficulties over an unpaid tax bill forced Sanderson Young into administration. The company was subsequently bought by founder Duncan Sanderson’s family, and it has since opened a new flagship branch in the town of Alnwick.The popularity of the area with renters was highlighted recently by the BBC, which named Northumberland as one of the UK’s five most affordable places to rent. Tenants in the county pay just 20% of their income in rent compared to 62% in Cambridge.lettings market alnwick Sanderson Young Duncan Sanderson Gail McClean April 3, 2019Nigel 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 2021last_img read more


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first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Lettings agency in Cornwall ordered to stop offering homes to rent previous nextCOVID-19 newsLettings agency in Cornwall ordered to stop offering homes to rentHoliday lets firm is thought to be the first recorded agency to be forcibly prevented from operating using the lock-down Coronavirus legislation.Nigel Lewis8th April 20201 Comment1,581 Views An online lettings agency in Cornwall has been ordered to cease offering holiday homes to let in the county in what is thought to be the first company in the industry to face such enforcement action during the Coronavirus crisis.The lettings agency, which has not been named, has now ordered all guests to leave and cancelled all upcoming bookings, although comments on social media suggest one family refused to leave and had to more forcibly coerced into going home.Enforcement officers from Cornwall Council have been busy since a dedicated service was launched last Friday to enable members of the public to report lettings agencies, holiday cottages, campsites and caravan parks that were flouting lockdown legislation.Since then over 200 complaints have been made against such businesses including hosts on Airbnb.“Our officers are phoning businesses to investigate complaints, followed up with written warnings,” said Cornwall Council leader Julian German in a statement. “Onsite visits are made when businesses fail to comply or evidence is needed.“There are a number of exemptions which allow some holiday lets businesses to remain open, for example to provide accommodation for key workers, NHS staff and for health and care use.“We’re requesting people reporting accommodation providers who may be breaking the law to give as much information as possible including a precise address, the name of the accommodation or owner and a telephone number or email address if known.”The council’s actions, which have been backed up by the county’s tourism authority and police force, follow rising anger among locals that many second home owners were ‘escaping’ cities like London to visit their holiday properties, while others were still completing holidays booked before the crisis began.  Cornwall Council julian german lettings agency April 8, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 8th April 2020 at 7:18 amIs it me or does Lockdown mean let’s go away for our Easter Holiday break as normal, the fact that sadly many have died and many more are in a critical condition and even the Prime minister is in hospital seems to have passed the attention of some.Hopefully common sense will prevail and it looks like enforcement agencies are at large to remind those who should know better that staying at home is the best way to tackle a pandemic which has no cure.It would be interesting to know where Airbnb fits into this equation and if the government is looking into it during the present lockdown period.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


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first_imgAn Oxford graduate has been selected as Carol Vorderman’s replacement on the popular daytime TV show Countdown.22 year old Rachel Riley has been selected as the new co-presenter alongside TV sports presenter Jeff Stelling.Riley, a graduate from Oriel with a Masters Degree in Mathematics, was selected for the Channel 4 programme from over 1,000 applicants.For the auditions, she and other applicants had to complete an interview and were examined on their maths expertise.Riley was shortlisted together with 5 other candidates to attend a screen test in Leeds where candidates had to put up several letters selections and tackle various maths games at the numbers board.Riley announced that she was ecstatic to have been chosen for the job. She said, “this is the best graduate job in the world. There’s only one cool maths job around and I was lucky enough to get it so I’m absolutely thrilled.”Channel 4 said, “Rachel’s on-screen presence, easy going nature, coupled with fantastic maths skills meant she excelled in all rounds of the auditions.”Helen Warner, Head of Channel 4 Daytime, said “I’m very excited that Jeff and Rachel will be picking up the Countdown baton from 2009.“They make a great team and I feel certain that our much-loved words and numbers game will go from strength to strength with them at the helm.”Long-standing Carol Vorderman announced on the 25th July 2008 that she would be quitting the show after failing to agree with Channel 4’s terms for a new contract.Reports have suggested that she was told to take a 90% pay cut of her estimated salary of between £900,000 and £1m a year.Vorderman recorded her last Countdown show on the 13th November 2008 which will be broadcast on the 12th December this year.Stelling, who will be the new host for Countdown, is best known for presenting Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports and was awarded Sports Broadcaster of the Year by the Sports Journalists’ Association for the third consecutive time earlier this year.He declared that, “I am delighted to be hosting Countdown and follow in the footsteps of such great broadcasters as Richard Whitely, Des Lynam and Des O’Connor.”Stelling and Riley are set to present the 60th series of Countdown, which will commence in January 2009.last_img read more


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first_imgPembrokeshire bakery Tan Y Castell Welshcakes has struck a deal with Arriva Trains to supply its ‘Welshcakes Snack Pack’ on board all the company’s trains across Wales. The pack containing two Welshcakes has just been launched by the bakery and had been developed to cater for the snacking-on-the-go market.“Consumers are becoming increasingly busy with work and general lifestyle. We felt there was a gap in the market for such a product, which is easily available and ready to eat,” said Tan Y Castell managing director Paul Mear.“Arriva Trains is the first to take on board our Snack Pack of Welshcakes and we look forward to working together with them.” The Welschcakes are made to an original farmhouse recipe and contain no additives or preservatives. The bakery also supplies to wholesalers in ambient and frozen formats.last_img read more


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first_imgAMF Bakery Systems-owned AMF Den Boer has launched an emission-free hydrogen tunnel oven.Its Multibake Vita Tunnel Oven will help industrial bakers reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 99.9% within the baking process, said the company.AMF has described it as “the world’s first emission-free, hydrogen fuelled tunnel oven”.The oven burns are activated using green hydrogen, also known as clean hydrogen, a CO2-neutral fuel that is produced from a renewable source.“We will continue to introduce breakthrough innovations like the Multibake Vita Tunnel Oven to help our bakery and food producing customers – both large and small – meet sustainability objectives, and bake the best breads or pizzas,” said Fabiano Malara, vice president of EMEA/AP for AMF.Although commercial ovens typically use natural gas as the resource for heating, the new patent-pending technology will virtually eliminate CO2 emissions from the oven while reducing the cost of utilities, said the firm.“We can even retro-fit this technology into existing ovens that are already in the field. We are confident many food producers will make the upgrade, as we see growing urgency for sustainability measures in baking,” added Remco Bijkerk, executive product manager at AMF Den Boer.last_img read more


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first_img Read Full Story When it comes to statistical analysis, “context matters,” according to Jesse Berlin. “Different people look at the same data and come to different conclusions.”This was one of the issues discussed by Berlin, ScD ’88, in a talk about challenges he’s encountered as a biostatistician on October 31, 2013 in FXB-G13 at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).Berlin was on campus to receive the Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes biostatistics alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science. The award was established to honor the career of Stephen Lagakos, an international leader in biostatistics and AIDS research, and former HSPH professor of biostatistics and chair of the department, who died in a car accident in 2009.Berlin has worked in both academia and in industry. He served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania for 15 years, became senior director of statistical science at Johnson & Johnson in 2004, and now is vice president of epidemiology at Janssen Research & Development, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.last_img read more


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first_imgDell EMC Data Protection has been named an Advanced Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). AWS Technology Partners provide software solutions that are hosted on, or integrated with, the AWS platform.As an Advanced Technology Partner in the APN, Dell EMC’s integration with AWS creates a powerful cloud backup and recovery solution so customers can deploy and scale the right-sized cloud data protection strategy. Dell EMC Data Protection helps customers protect workloads on AWS to enable greater operational efficiency, performance and scalability throughout the entire cloud journey.Dell EMC offers a complete portfolio of cloud solutions and services for protecting our customers’ data as they embark upon their digital transformations to the cloud including:Cloud backupCloud disaster recoveryCloud tiering and long-term retentionVMware Cloud on AWS data protectionSuperior Deduplication: Brings together industry-leading deduplication (average 55:1 deduplication rate) for data residing both on premise and in the cloud, Dell EMC Data Protection boosts performance and throughput while reducing the consumption of object storage required by up to 71 percent when doing a backup – all sent encrypted to Amazon S3.Increased Efficiency: A single protection instance that can support up to 6 PB of data in Amazon S3. Additional instances can easily be deployed to increase overall scale and flexibility. For additional efficiency, Dell EMC can protect up to 2,000 clients and 1,000 concurrent sessions with a single protection server.Lowest TCO: Customers can lower their monthly in-cloud data protection costs up to 68 percent when compared to other leading competitors.*Most recently, Oath, Inc., a global enterprise digital media company, was able to reduce its data protection costs by 67 percent while realizing increases in scalability and overall performance. Oath now protects a massive AWS environment, including over 40,000 instances of Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS, and over 70 petabytes of data stored on Amazon S3, with Dell EMC.Customers like Oath turn to Dell EMC and AWS to enhance its speed, scale, flexibility, availability, and resiliency while gaining powerful enterprise data protection for its cloud workloads.ResourcesRegister for our May 15 Webinar: 70 Petabytes, One Cloud Backup Solution: The Oath StoryDell EMC & AWS Microsite: www.dellemc.com/awsProtect VMware Cloud on AWS – learn more.Discover Your Cost to Protect in the Cloud – TCO CalculatorVisit Dell EMC in the AWS Marketplace*Economic Value of In-Cloud Data Protectionlast_img read more


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first_imgEditor’s note: This article is one in a series profiling the dorms. Previous articles have covered dorms built before Dillon Hall.Approximately 87 years ago, Dillon Hall opened to residents, funded by Knute Rockne and a 1925 Rose Bowl victory for Notre Dame.The hall is named after Fr. Patrick Dillon, the second president of the University of Notre Dame. The chapel is dedicated to St. Patrick but contains a side altar dedicated to St. Olaf, the patron saint of Norway, to honor Rockne, who was born in Norway. Though Rockne’s success with the football team was the source of funding for Dillon Hall, he never got to see it completed. The side altar was added after the chapel was completed to honor Rockne and his dedication to the university.“I love the location, I love the culture and I love the amount of guys in regards to [interhall] athletics,” Hayden Parkhill, a sophomore currently living in Dillon, said.After Notre Dame’s athletic success in the 1920s under Knute Rockne, the University built Dillon and Alumni Halls to house the growing student population. Along with Alumni, Dillon first housed students in the fall of 1931. Students, however, were asked to spend the first few weeks of the semester in South Bend houses while waiting for the residence halls to be completely finished, Fr. Paul Doyle, the rector of Dillon, said a member of the first class of Dillon residents told him.Next year, the residents of Dillon Hall will move into the currently unnamed building on McGlinn fields behind West Quad so Dillon itself can undergo renovations. Though the students would traditionally move into Pangborn during the reconstruction, Dillon Hall contains so many residents that it would be impossible to fit all of them into Pangborn, Doyle said.Doyle said he hopes the renovations preserve the windows above the doors in Dillon, known as transoms.“We’re the only dorm left with transoms that work. I hope they survive the rehabilitation,” Doyle said in regards to the renovations.Dillon Hall is well-known across campus for its Thursday night “Milkshake Mass.” In 1997, Doyle started the milkshake mass to encourage questions about faith and fellowship among students. As another positive, Doyle said, the free milkshakes offered around 10:45 p.m. every Thursday give students a reason to avoid going off campus to socialize.“The chapel holds 170 people, [but we always have] people sitting on the floor,” Doyle said.When asked what they enjoyed most about living in Dillon, both Parkhill and Doyle said the community that comes along with being such a big residence hall was extremely important to them.“You get put in a dorm by the computer, yet each dorm has its own personality based on the students who are here. The creativity of the student leadership is a really big deal,” Doyle said. “It’s so edifying to be around such good young people, and all my classmates who come back say that. … Surely, the best part about [being rector] is the students.”Tags: Dillon Hall, dorm community, dorm features, Milkshake Masslast_img read more


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