May 12, 2021
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  • 5:18 am Biden to extend limits on evictions, foreclosures
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  • 5:17 am UAE-based GII closes its biggest trade with $301M purchase of Paris’ Altais Towers
  • 5:16 am Adam Neumann gets $22M for California estate

first_imgUniversity College’s rejection email for students applying to return to Oxford is brief: “I hope you and your family are well at this time. The decision has been made by The Bronze Team to decline your early arrival application on the basis of current information. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you”. Merton has urged its students to stay at home, stating “if you are able to continue to work from home satisfactorily then you should do so.” Merton has advised that having other members of a family working in the home or not having a desk in a student’s room “are not, in and of themselves, reasons to return.” At Mansfield College, requests must go through the Senior Tutor. They highlighted in their guidance to international students that they “strongly recommend that you cancel your flight unless there is a pressing welfare reason for you to return.” Christ Church highlighted in their communication that “an imminent academic submission deadline […]  is not a permitted reason for an early return exemption.” Students returning to Christ Church have been asked to submit a new request through their pandemic communication email. At St Hugh’s College, requests are to be re-submitted and approved by the accommodation manager. Image Credit: Tom Ord. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.5.center_img At different colleges, different processes of approval for return have been put in place. At Balliol, students require exceptional permission from the Welfare Lead and Domestic Bursar, and stressed that they “will have very tough criteria for agreeing any applications, given the importance of minimising the further spread of the virus in Oxford.” Following the announcement that university students will be able to return under the previous exemptions outlined despite the return to national lockdown, colleges have provided varying responses. Students currently resident at Merton, whatever their course, have been asked “to return home for this period of lockdown” wherever possible, despite this being listed as one of the exemptions under which students may remain in Oxford.  last_img read more

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first_imgTerry Sharp, head of baking & cereals processing, CCFRATerry Sharp, head of baking & cereals processing, CCFRAIt has been really encouraging to see how well the baking industry and government have worked together to change recipes and thereby reduce salt in the nation’s diet.We have also seen how the government is approaching the question of fortification of bread with folic acid.After nearly five years of deliberation it seems we may be reaching a conclusion, although as yet it isn’t possible to say what this will be.One feature of bread that has been overlooked in recent years is its vitamin content.No doubt we have all seen on sale the rows of bottles containing vitamin supplements, but how much awareness is there of what is naturally present in flour and bread?Did you know that both white and wholemeal flour contain a number of vitamins that are essential for our health, including B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin E and pantothenic acid?These same vitamins are also present both in dough and bread made by all types of processes, including bulk fermentation, sponge and dough and no-time processes.Sometimes, within all the ’noise’ around nutrition and health, the simple facts are overlooked.last_img read more

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first_imgGreat news, concertgoers! After Ticketmaster delivered customers tons of vouchers redeemable for two free tickets after losing a huge Class Action lawsuit, the list of eligible shows and venues were revealed yesterday. To the chagrin of many fans around the country, all of the shows were at Live Nation-owned amphitheatres, most of which are not located near major metropolitan areas.Well, fear not, as it seems Ticketmaster have been forced to add more shows and venues to their list, with additions popping up for several venues run by Live Nation’s House Of Blues subsidiary in New York City, Las Vegas, Orlando, Cincinnati, and more.Admittedly, the shows are a mixed bag, but with the vouchers remaining active until 2020, it seems there will be tons of opportunities for fans to use these vouchers. Here’s to hoping all of our favorite bands play Live Nation venues in the next four years, so all of our vouchers can go to good use, and we get retribution for our years of abuse-via-Ticketmaster!last_img read more

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first_imgThe news we’ve been expecting all summer is finally here: Phish‘s thirteenth studio album, Big Boat, will be released on October 7th. The band hasn’t provided much information yet–just a quick teaser video revealing the album’s name and release date. Check out the video below:The band caused a stir among net-savvy fans earlier this afternoon when they changed their Facebook cover photo to an unexplained image of clouds. While the subtle tease didn’t give away any information, it signaled net-savvy fans that an announcement was imminent. Considering the fact that the band has been steadily debuting new material since last summer, as well as the recent addition of eight of those songs to the BMI registration list, fans had been expecting a new studio album for some time.Phish finally pulled back the veil on their new release just hours later, posting the teaser video (including the album name and release date) and cover art. The album title refers to lyrics in one of this summer’s many new songs, “Friends”, debuted on  6/29/16 in Philadelphia. We are sure that the band will release more details soon, but for now, we can be excited that it’s now official: fresh Phish will be served next month.last_img read more

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first_imgOn Thursday, November 30th, a new supergroup dubbed J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) made its debut at Philadelphia’s Ardmore Music Hall. The project is led by Aaron Johnston, drummer and founding member of Brazilian Girls and current member of David Byrne‘s touring band, and features a rotating cast of musical characters at each performance. For the project’s highly anticipated debut, Johnston tapped keyboardist/programmer Borahm Lee (Break Science/Pretty Lights Live Band), saxophonist Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce/Shady Horns), and bassist Nate Edgar (The Nth Power) for the collaborative project.Clocking in around 100 minutes for their headlining set, the quartet played through four compositions that blended electronic-music elements with a diverse range of genres from jazz, afrobeat, dub, funk, and more to create a “live music abstraction,” taking listeners on a first-class intergalactic journey that needs to be heard by any true music head. The group explored artists such Eddie Henderson, Bob James‘ “Nautilus”, and Fela Kuti, while taking long detours into the far-out deepest reaches of the musical universe.As Johnston told Live For Live Music during an interview last fall about J.E.D.I.,J.E.D.I. is an idea I’ve been wanting to try for maybe a year or so. The concept is virtually a sonic change—still very much keeping the music live and interactive but creating more dynamics between the electronic and the acoustic world. I encourage all the musicians to bring their electronic “toys” without losing the beautiful tone and tambour they already have developed and perfected on their acoustic instrument. I also want to grab musicians whom I believe are advanced and are ready to push the envelope.Because all of the musicians are such accomplished players, they’re naturally busy with various projects. Therefore, I expect to have different configurations over time. This is only the beginning. The plan is to build a consistent sound and overall experience for the audience and have a rotating cast of members that all are on the same playing field and want to expand the music together. The band could be a three-piece or it could be ten or more people on stage one day. And yes to expanding into the “jam” realm.” There are some truly incredible musicians in this scene.Thanks to Bud Fulginiti, you can get a glimpse into the madness of J.E.D.I.’s debut performance below. Don’t miss J.E.D.I. (Jazz Electronic Dance Improvisation) featuring Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls/David Byrne), Marc Brownstein (the Disco Biscuits), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), & special guests Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) at The Maison in New Orleans on Sunday, April 29th, during Jazz Fest. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here, and for our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here.last_img read more

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first_img The Last Ship View Comments Related Shows Sting, the creator—and now star—of The Last Ship, stopped by LIVE with Kelly and Michael on December 23 to talk about his inspiration for the show as well as what it’s been like stepping into the role of Jackie White at the Neil Simon Theatre. The tuner has its roots in the 16-time Grammy winner ‘s own experiences growing up by a local shipyard and the irony is not lost on him that “the place I escaped from is where I have to go back to, to find my inspiration.” Sting also admitted that with only two days of rehearsal, his first performance was like being “thrown into an elevator shaft.” You can see the rock star-turned Broadway composer tread the Broadway boards through January 24, 2015. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2015last_img read more

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first_imgTypical.Don’t let the title of this week’s blog fool you. I’m terrible with math. It took three attempts at Calculus in college to get the “B” I needed to major in history. My 7th grade step-daughter Emma has given up on asking me for help with her homework. My blank stares and heading to the laptop to Google for answers has left us both frustrated.However I am quite talented at keeping up with numbers when it comes to my running. For better or worse I am adamant about keeping up with: pace per mile, miles per day, miles per week, miles per month, miles per year, total running time per day/week, total ascent (descent not so much) and even my core work has the same number of sets and reps. My speed workouts are accurately logged for pace per mile and compared vehemently to previous efforts. Since the day I started running, I’ve tracked just about every number there is to keep up with for running and recorded all this information in my log books.Quite often all this number tracking can be helpful, especially if you use the information as a barometer to gauge how you are progressing with your training plan. Sometimes however this knowledge can backfire if you just go strictly by the numbers. Like all endurance sports there are other variables to consider when training. A six mile tempo run on a cool, dry day is usually easier or faster than the same workout in August here in NC. Trying to knock out a tough workout on tired legs will usually yield poorer results than when you are better rested. Other factors are proper fueling, nutrition, daily stress, footwear, and sometimes you can just have a rock solid run or an “off” day. There are many outliers to consider when tracking all your numbers so use this information smartly.My former coach used to give me workouts that stressed learning how to achieve maximum pace and still finish a speed workout strong. A sample workout would be 10 minutes hard, 3 min rest, 15 minutes hard, 5 minutes rest, and finish with 10 minutes hard. I’d report back my pace per mile and round up or down the minutes to the nearest mile or half mile increment. So the workout to me looked like 1.5 miles hard, 3 min rest, 3 miles hard, 5 minute rest and 1.5 miles hard. We had a nice tug of war with my strategy and my need to know my exact pace per mile. Eventually he gave up and knew I was going to do it my way. I felt more comfortable with our strategy if I knew my numbers.For some runners all these numbers can be too much and can actually create more stress. However most runners that I know love to talk about how many miles they just ran, the pace per mile, the total climb for the run, how many calories they burned and how many beers they can now consume for their effort. To prove my point, just look at all the running blogs out there now. Some of the numbers being tracked looks like that confusing Calculus equation in college that can take a while to crack.last_img read more

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first_imgBy Carlos Maggi/Diálogo January 12, 2018 Uruguay is among the pioneering nations in the Antarctic Treaty, keeping military personnel and scientific staff on the frozen continent year-round to conduct research studies for the benefit of all mankind. The Uruguayan Air Force (FAU, in Spanish) already made its first and second flights for the 2017-2018 Summer Campaign in support of General José Artigas Scientific Base in Antarctica. A C-130 Hercules (FAU 591) from the 3rd Air Transport Squadron was deployed for that purpose. Uruguayan Minister of Defense Jorge Menéndez attended the plane’s departure and announced the signing of an agreement to process the first patent of the National Antarctic Program between the Uruguayan Ministry of Defense and the University of the Republic of Uruguay. “For more than 30 years, our nation maintained a permanent presence in Antarctica, in accordance with a state policy to promote an Antarctic policy aligned with United Nations’ goals for sustainable development,” Menéndez said prior to the first flight’s departure on November 7th, 2017. “Uruguay joined the Antarctic Treaty in 1980, and since October 7th, 1985, has been one of the 29 advisory members among the 53 nations in the treaty,” the minister added. Annual campaign FAU plans to carry out a total of five flights during the campaign, adding flights in January, February, and April to those conducted in November and December. A crew will also remain on 24-hour standby in case of emergency during Operation ANTARKOS. “On November 7th and December 18th, we made two flights, bringing in provisions and transferring scientific staff to the base that Uruguay has set up in Antarctica,” said to Diálogo FAU Lieutenant Colonel Martín Campoamor, commander of the 3rd Air Transport Squadron. Before each of these special flights, explained Lt. Col. Campoamor, a planning meeting is held, where all data on weather conditions, cargo and passengers is brought together. “Emphasis is always on weather conditions, which is what most limits our operations in Antarctica, where you also have to be very cautious when using the runway, due to visibility conditions.” Each flight departs from the 1st Air Brigade, stationed next to Carrasco International Airport, on the outskirts of Montevideo. From there, it heads to Punta Arenas, the regional capital of Magallanes and of the Chilean Antarctic, where it makes the first layover after a five-hour flight. The next leg is to King George Island in Antarctica, which takes another three hours. The Uruguayan Navy complements the support task to the Uruguayan scientific base. On December 2nd, 2017, the Lüneburg-class logistics supply ship General Artigas ROU-04 left port from Montevideo. Its main mission is to transfer tons of provisions, fuel, and construction materials to supply the base during the mission that will run through 2018. During its operations, the crew carries out a classification and waste treatment process, according to established environmental protocol, which requires that no waste be disposed of in Antarctica. Upon its return, ROU-04 will bring back compressed, packaged, and sealed shredded glass, plastics, and metals for final disposal in Uruguay. Historic flight The C-130 Hercules conducted a historic flight in support of Argentina, when it was deployed to transfer cargo from Rio Gallegos, in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, to the Argentinean Antarctic base Marambio, on December 13th. It was the first time that a FAU aircraft landed at that location. “We were on the first leg of the second flight to King George Island in support of the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute. Once we landed, we were enlisted to complete the mission in Marambio, given how both of the Argentine Air Force’s Hercules planes were down,” Lt. Col. Campoamor said. “They needed to transfer diesel to their base to keep everything heated and running—it was running out of supply—so we quickly requested all the information needed, such as weather and runway conditions. It was an honor to carry out that mission, which burnished the reputation of the Uruguayan Air Force and Uruguay as well.” FAU has made flights to support General Artigas Scientific Base in Antarctica since 1984. It made its first flight on January 28th of that year with Fairchild Hiller FH-227 aircraft and later used Aviocar C-212 aircraft. Today, FAU carries out campaigns with two C-130 Hercules acquired in 1991.last_img read more

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first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Data presents countless usage opportunities. It can be used to better understand consumer behaviors, optimize business processes and improve security. The list goes on and on. Now, that list includes the ability to measure the potential success (or failure) of a movie.Last fall, Fox Studios partnered with Lightwave, a small bioanalytics company, to monitor how audiences reacted to the movie “The Revenant.” Lightwave strapped medical-grade fitness trackers to the wrists of 100 moviegoers in four cities—Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The trackers measured heart rates, body temperatures, movements and skin conductivity to determine fight-or-flight responses.The goal of Lightwave’s experiment was to give filmmakers a leg up during the creation process. Data gleaned from audiences’ physical and emotional reactions to films could potentially give studios insights into what works and what doesn’t, thus providing opportunities to fix the films before they hit theaters.During “The Revenant,” Lightwave’s sensors tracked audiences’ heartbeats and movements. The sensors measured 14 hear-pounding moments, as indicated by significant heart rate increases, and captured 4,716 seconds (over 78 minutes) audiences spent motionless in their seats. continue reading »last_img read more

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first_imgProvincial consultant on economic affairs and former 3rd District Rep. Alfredo Benitez, said the provincial government is looking for nurses, medical technicians, and IT personnel. He said those who are interested can submit their applications to the Capitol building in Bacolod City. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA BACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental will be hiring personnel for its coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) contact tracing division. The DOH stated the ideal ratio for its contact tracing efforts is one tracer per 800 people.center_img Earlier this week, the Department of Health (DOH) said they are currently conducting “emergency hiring” of 94,000 contact tracers to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease, or Covid-19. Contact tracers are healthcare personnel who track down the close contacts of individuals who tested positive for the virus./PNlast_img read more

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