Water management district reduces tax rate

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here September 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm Reply 1 COMMENT Funds water resource protection projects                                                                                              The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board today approved its fiscal year 2016-2017 budget, which will provide funds for cost-share projects and major programs to support the agency’s core missions of water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection. The board also voted to reduce the millage rate for taxpayers for a fourth year.“The district’s emphasis on cooperative funding supports Florida’s economy with projects that directly benefit water resources,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “This budget demonstrates the Governing Board’s commitment to water resource protection as well as responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars.”The 0.2885 millage rate (rolled-back rate) will generate $84.1 million in revenue that will be part of a total $164.6 million budget for the budget year that begins Oct. 1, 2016. The millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 4.6 percent less than the current year’s tax rate. The budget is also funded through state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees).Under a 0.2885 millage rate — 28.85 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value — the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $43.28 in the coming year in property taxes to the district.The budget will fund the district’s major programs, including springs protection, projects to improve water quality and alternative water supply development. Budget highlights include:Nearly $70 million in cooperative funding, with $7 million specifically to support water projects in economically disadvantaged rural communities and for innovative technologies, as well as springs and priority water body protection and restoration, water conservation initiatives with public water suppliers, and projects to enhance the reuse of reclaimed water.$6.2 million in new state funding for springs protection projects that support local efforts to protect spring flows and water quality.Approximately $6.6 million toward second-year cooperative projects that support local efforts to protect spring flows and water quality.$8.5 million for the Eau Gallie muck dredging project to improve navigation and water quality.$10.2 million for the district’s agricultural cooperative funding program, which assists farmers in implementing water-saving technologies and helps fund dispersed water storage projects.$5.5 million for the Lake Apopka and Upper Ocklawaha River Basin, including $625,000 for the Emeralda Marsh Area 3 Reconnection.$4 million in funding from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the Lake Apopka Restoration project.$3 million for the Tri-County Agricultural Area (TCAA) Water Management Partnership.$1.4 million for the Canal 1 Rediversion project (Phase 1B) in the Indian River Lagoon Basin.$900,000 for the Fellsmere Water Management Area in the Upper St. Johns River Basin.$2.8 million in new state funding for land management restoration projects, including $750,000 for a water quality improvement project at the Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area.The budget is available online here. The Anatomy of Fear center_img Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 SJWMD taxes going down, state school taxes going down, City of Apopka taxes going up…………now go figure why. Please enter your comment! TAGSBudgetSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleFive Industries Cashing In on Pumpkin Spice CrazeNext articleApopka Burglary Report and Map Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520947/ehl-premium-condominiums-_-kashef-chowdhury-urbana Clipboard Architects: Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4536 m² Area:  4536 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANASave this projectSaveEHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA Save this picture!© Hélène Binet+ 19 Share photographs:  Hélène BinetPhotographs:   Helene Binet Associate Architect:Anup Kumar BasakProject Architect:Sabbir WadudStructural & Mep:Eastern Housing LimitedEngineering Advisor:KMA BariSupervising Engineer:Amrul HasanFirm:URBANAStructural:Eastern Housing LimitedMEP:Eastern Housing LimitedCity:DhakaCountry:BangladeshMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hélène BinetRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – Larcore- A plain cuboid volume on a tight urban site is accented with generous overhangs on each level- Near 270 degrees views to and from the site: an object in the city and a platform to view the city from.- Heavy solar heat gains on west façade necessitated treatment: deep overhangs offer shade and also protection from rain – A warm wood façade to the city– a deliberate departure from the ‘pigeon hole’ windows dotting the urban-scape.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetMultiple ground planesThe necessary shading in the form of cantilevered slabs was taken as a point of departure to gain an additional advantage. While on the ceiling level the projecting planes provide shading, at the floor level the ‘ground plane’ is extended, interspersed with verandahs, green beds or voids. This then provides privacy from the road, while acting as a barrier to noise generated from the streets. All that remains visible are the clouds: a feeling of living in ‘condos in the sky’.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetResponse to climatic conditionsGenerous cantilevering slabs running continuously along the perimeter provide more than adequate shading not only from solar heat gain but also from rain. The result is that peripheral walls, and their large apertures, remain fully shaded. And although provision for air-conditioning exists, all rooms and living spaces benefit from good natural ventilation. What is more important in the hot-humid tropical climate is cross-ventilation, which is ensured by placing the four bedrooms in corners, with windows in corner walls.Save this picture!Apartment Floor PlanLiving spaces are continuous – running the entire length of the apartment and therefore openings and balconies at either end ensure that these areas benefit from cross-breeze as well. All this help to effect comfortable interior spaces, without direct heat gain and have plenty of fresh air and cross-circulation.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetGreen solutionsMost of the rain falling within the areas of the complex is collected in a large underground reservoir. VRF type air-conditioning will help to keep energy costs down but its need in the first place is reduced due to the carefully prescribed openings along the periphery to ensure good cross-ventilation and zero direct solar heat gain. A small green is created on the ground level and repeated on the roof, while service lines on roof top are carefully designed so that the entire roof remain uncluttered and usable and also facilitates rain harvest.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetLuxury and AestheticsCharged by the client – one of the largest real estate developers in the country – with creating a new statement ‘luxury’ property, the architect responded with an architecture that employs the most mundane of materials and ordinary finishes but treated in a manner so as to exude a certain sense of ‘luxury’. Abundance of greens, daylight and natural ventilation together with careful detailing of the limited palette of materials create an uncluttered yet warm aesthetics.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetThe latter is enhanced by the generous employment of real ‘iron wood’ on exterior surfaces, offset by the concrete of deep overhangs, which provide protection to the wood from rain and sun. The hanging gardens sway ever so slightly in the afternoon breeze to animate the structure.Project gallerySee allShow lessInterview with Jean-Louis Cohen, Curator of the French Pavilion at the 2014 Venice B…InterviewsCopenhagen Hospital Draws Competition Entries from Snøhetta, Mecanoo, & MoreArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Dhaka, BangladeshLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/520947/ehl-premium-condominiums-_-kashef-chowdhury-urbana Clipboard ArchDaily Projects CopyApartments•Dhaka, Bangladesh CopyAbout this officeKashef Chowdhury – URBANAOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDhakaHousingResidentialBangladeshPublished on July 02, 2014Cite: “EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA” 02 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream EHL Premium Condominiums / Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA 2013 Photographs “COPY” Apartments Bangladeshlast_img read more

The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 June 2009 | News The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Journalist’s body found in river bed 12 days after his disappearance

first_img RSF_en News Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo May 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist’s body found in river bed 12 days after his disappearance Organisation Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma Newscenter_img February 18, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn of radio journalist Guylain Chandjaro’s death in Bunia, a city in the eastern region of Ituri. He was a Swahili-language journalist with Radio Canal Révélation, a community radio station, and freelanced for the Bunia branch of the national broadcaster RTNC.His body was found in the bed of the River Ngezi – which crosses the city – on 17 May, 12 days after he went missing. He was buried later the same day.“Chandjaro’s body bore the marks of injuries on the back of the neck so he was clearly murdered,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to investigate this properly in order to establish whether the motive was personal or linked to his work, and to arrest and punish those responsible.” “We hail the apparent determination currently being shown by the authorities in charge of the case, and the fact that it is being closely followed by the region’s governor and by the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).” Radio Canal Révélation manager Richard Pituwa told Reporters Without Borders: “We firmly condemn what happened and we urge the local and national authorities to do more to protect journalists. What happened to Guylain can happen to other journalists as well.”Several persons were arrested yesterday in connection with Chandjaro’s death after the local prosecutor reported irregularities in the initial investigation and insisted that progress be made. The motive is still unknown and, for the time being, establishing a link with his work seems difficult.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, he was physically attacked five or six months ago. Then, shortly before his disappearance, he was beaten up in a bar by an unidentified man who took issue with comments he had made on one of his Radio Canal Révélation programmes called “Hewa Bora.” According to witnesses, the man told Chandjaro: “You think that being a radio journalist gives you protection? You will hear from me again.”Fellow journalists organized a “Day without News Media” in Bunia on 16 May in protest against his disappearance. It included a peaceful march in which more than 100 people took part.Chandjaro is the second journalist to be killed in the DRC this year. He follows Tatiana Kahashi, who was shot dead during clashes between rival M23 rebel factions in Rutshuru on 24 February. Many of her colleagues think she was killed deliberately rather than by a stray bullet, and point to the fact that a rebel chief explicitly threatened her in late 2012. News to go further Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

BUILDING PERMITS: April 30 – May 4

first_img Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness By admin – May 13, 2018 Facebook New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSA R Construction/Giovvanni Herrera, 1113 N. Lincoln Ave., $115,000; A R Construc-tion/Giovvanni Herrera, 1111 N. Lincoln Ave., $120,000; Whitehead Construction/Mike Brooks, 3210 Verona Dr., $300,000; Betenbough, 1023 Yancy Court, $232,950; Betenbough, 1021 Yancy Court, $233,950; Betenbough, 1022 Yancy Court, $203,950; Betenbough, 1020 Yancy Court, $187,950; Betenbough, 929 Yancy St., $207,950; Betenbough, 927 Yancy St., $182,625; Betenbough, 928 Yancy St., $209,950.Total: 10 permits, $1,994,325RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSBrazile Design and Construction/Bob Dickerson, 23 San Marcos Court, $50,000; Chas Wea-therby, 22 La Promesa Circle, $5,000; Eutimio Ortega /Caitlin McClintie, 530 Primrose St., $2,500; Marra Juarez, 403 N. Belmont Ave., $15,000; Lone Star Pergolas/Tony Hooper, 3116 San Saba Drive, $2,374; Yadhira Lerma, 600 Courtland Ave., $600; Planet Construction/Todd Fox, 6222 Linwood Drive, $15,000; Richard Bemholz, 9410 Sagebrush Ave., $2,500; Casareo Ortega, 505 Avenue A Circle, $16,000; Jeff McCollum, 7029 Robbie Road, $3,000; Armando Ybarra, 9904 Lamar Ave., $5,000; Brian Gordon, 705 Courtland Ave., $2,000; Laras Construction/Michael Rider, 3135 Eisenhower Road, $6,000; Pina Pools/David German, 1413 French Ave. swimming pool, $40,000; JT Pool Construction, 7801 Giavanna Drive swimming pool, $72,000; Perla Pinedo, 6 Maravilla Circle, $580,000; James Ripley, 3721 E. 30th St., $2,600; Emigdio Balderas Jr/Precision Construction, 811 W. 22nd St., $7,000; Isaias Aguirre, 2706 Eisenhower Road, $500; Gilbert Espinoza, 507 Crocket St., $1,000; Siria Bloemendaal, 9206 Hawthorne Court, $15,000.Total: 21 permits, $843,074NEW COMMERCIALWaldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,000,000Total: 1 permit, $4,000,000COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSWaldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,800,000; Waldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,000,000; Waldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $400,000; Target Logistics, 2575 E. Pearl St. Bld I, $700,000; Target Logistics, 2575 E. Pearl St. Bld J, $700,000; Target Logistics, 2575 E. Pearl St. Bld K, $700,000; Danny Munoz, 1301 N. Texas Ave., $156,900; Abelardo Rojero, 108 N. Sam Houston Ave., $8,000; Waldrop Construction, 8950 E. I-20, $4,800,000; Jennifer Twist/Walmart, 4210 JBS Parkway, $100,000; Playgrounds Etc LLC, 500 S. Pagewood Ave., $10,000; AAA Mustang Consultants/Alex Singh, 4122 Faudree Road., $45,000.Total: 12 permits, $16,419,900CHANGE OF USEOdessa Family YMCA, 1111 Pagewood Ave; Mark Troschinetz, 414 N. Lee Ave; Sergio Men-dez/Juventino Estrada, 1512 N. Grant Ave; Judy Barker, 113 E. 4th St; Kenney De La Garza, 4555 E. University Blvd C-7, $8,330; Norma Blackmore/Javier Martinez, 600 N. Grandview Ave; Laura Flores, 1009 N. Dixie Blvd.Total: 7 permits, $8,330Total permits: 51Total value: $23,265,629Total permits (2018 year to date): 796Total value (2018 year to date): $135,792,146.96Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp BUILDING PERMITS: April 30 – May 4 Previous articleELAM: Mood moves the oil marketNext articleYoung helpers learn life skills adminlast_img read more

DISYS CEO Mahfuz Ahmed Recognized for Dynamic Leadership in the Global Staffing Industry

first_img Previous articleHow to ‘fight dirty’ with a pressure washerNext articleoat021921 Hitch_T20210217.jpg Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Expand strategically into the Canadian marketspace with a new headquarters in Toronto. This move came in response to years of working in Canada and rising demand for an innovative, custom alternative to local players. Leverage multiple delivery channels for a holistic service methodology. DISYS developed a proactive approach to solve the talent gap in multiple ways across the digital and human areas to accommodate clients and seamlessly meet their goals. Facebook Local NewsBusiness Remain committed to a culture of diversity and inclusivity at all levels of operations, with the belief that a workforce comprised of differing perspectives is a powerful source of innovative concepts and approaches. “As staffing professionals, we have a responsibility to act in the best interests of our clients, employees, and consultants,” said DISYS’ CEO, Mahfuz Ahmed. “The past year required new levels of dynamism and resilience to keep people working and position clients for success. We remained true to our mission to achieve these while continuing to push the boundaries, not being held back by what has been done before.” Since the company’s beginnings, Mahfuz has led DISYS through several changing market dynamics. Leaning on this experience, he has led the company to pivot effectively when the need arises. At the onset of the pandemic, DISYS’ leadership knew a creative solution was needed to help clients meet their needs while leveraging budgets to achieve key outcomes. The company’s new Project Automation service offering gave clients the opportunity to reach their staff augmentation goals at up to 30% lower costs than the Big 4 firms could offer, propelled by the concept that the ‘right’ solution is not always the most expensive. “At DISYS, we take great pride in our role in the staffing ecosystem,” said Ahmed. “This privilege we have to find new ways to engage with talent and remain our clients’ go-to talent provider was brought into sharp focus over the past year. Our ability to keep people working, while giving back to communities around us is a critical element of our culture, and we look forward to building on this in the years ahead.” About Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS) is a global managed services and staffing firm with 45 offices worldwide. DISYS’ vision is to be a global business partner, delivering the highest quality and most consistent services at the best value to clients worldwide. For more information about DISYS, visit www.disys.com. About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. For more information, please visit www.staffingindustry.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005808/en/ CONTACT: Sandra Schwartzman Vice President of Public Relations RMR & Associates (301) 230 – 0045 x 100 [email protected] KEYWORD: VIRGINIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OTHER TRANSPORT OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES HUMAN RESOURCES TRANSPORT OTHER TECHNOLOGY LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/18/2021 11:41 AM/DISC: 02/18/2021 11:41 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210218005808/en TAGS  WhatsApp MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 18, 2021– Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC (DISYS), a global technology services firm, announces that its CEO, Mahfuz Ahmed, has been selected to the 2021 Staffing Industry Analysts Staffing 100 List for the fourth time. Central to this recognition is Mahfuz’s decisive leadership coupled with the forward-looking vision that directly enabled the increased growth DISYS has seen throughout 2020. While the majority of staffing organizations reported declines in excess of 10% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, DISYS’ year-over-year growth from 2019 totaled 3%. DISYS is ranked as one of the largest staffing firms in the U.S., recently increasing its position to #50 in 2020 from #59 in 2019. Some key achievements in 2020 include DISYS’ ability, under Mahfuz’s leadership, to:Act nimbly and proactively due to a diversified client base. DISYS quickly jumped in and pivoted to help clients in advancing industries keep on track with their tasks and goals this year. No business was dropped, no employees were let go, and compliance requirements were strictly upheld in client engagements. Twitter Re-launch DISYS’ Managed Services arm as D2M, allowing the company to expand its service offerings at the enterprise level. In addition to helping clients maximize operational efficiency, D2M has served as a powerful engine for job creation in the COVID-19 era. Twitter Facebook DISYS CEO Mahfuz Ahmed Recognized for Dynamic Leadership in the Global Staffing Industry Embrace a seamless shift remote work for DISYS’ global workforce of 5,000 employees, supported by investments in collaboration tools, such as Workplace by Facebook and enhanced communications methods to replicate ‘in-office’ culture in a virtual format.last_img read more

No major problems on main roads after overnight snow

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Parts of the region were hit by more snow and ice overnight, with reports of cars becoming stuck and very bad driving conditions in many areas last night.A status orange warning has now been lifted for Donegal, Cavan, and Monaghan, and gardai are reporting no major problems on the county’s roads this morning.Council gritters and snowploughs have been out since early morning, but some untreated roads remain dangerous.Gardai and the RSA are advising continued caution. WhatsApp By News Highland – January 18, 2018 Google+ Previous articleThree Donegal runners on NI & Ulster XC TeamsNext articleCarndonagh bridge repairs must be prioritised – Doherty News Highland No major problems on main roads after overnight snow Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Firms raise pay to draw e-business skills

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Nine out of 10 large companies struggle to recruit e-business staff,according to a survey by HR consultancy William M Mercer. Project management, e-marketing and technical support roles are hard tofill, and there is a shortage of candidates with both technical andclient-handling skills. The survey, E-business Compensation Survey 2001, shows that two-thirds ofthe companies surveyed had increased their salary range to avoid recruitmentproblems. Furthermore, 87 per cent use contract staff and 62 per cent recruitfrom overseas, particularly from India and Europe. The median pay rate for a top e-business executive is £116,300, with e-salesmanagers on £63,000. Mark Edelstein, European partner at Mercer, said, “For staff withmarketing and management skills, we are now seeing e-business compete withtheir own parent companies. The problem is that those companies can offergreater job security and affordability.” The survey included 23 organisations, the majority of which weresubsidiaries of large companies operating in the financial services andhigh-tech sectors. Related posts:No related photos. Firms raise pay to draw e-business skillsOn 12 Jun 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

A simple model of the ice-shelf-ocean boundary layer and current

first_imgOcean-forced basal melting has been implicated in the widespread thinning of Antarctic ice shelves, but our understanding of what determines melt rates is hampered by our limited knowledge of the buoyancy- and frictionally-controlled flows along the ice shelf base that regulate heat transfer from ocean to ice. In an attempt to address this deficiency, a simple model of a buoyant boundary flow, considering only the spatial dimension perpendicular to the boundary, is presented. Results indicate that two possible flow regimes exist: a weakly-stratified, geostrophic cross-slope current with upslope flow within a buoyant Ekman layer; or a strongly-stratified upslope current with a weak cross-slope flow. The latter regime, which is analogous to the steady solution for a katabatic wind, is most appropriate when the ice-ocean interface is steep. For the gentle slopes typical of Antarctic ice shelves the buoyant Ekman regime, which has similarities with the case of an unstratified density current on a slope, provides some useful insight. When combined with a background flow, a range of possible near-ice current profiles emerge as a result of arrest or enhancement of the upslope Ekman transport. A simple expression for the upslope transport can be formed that is analogous to that for the wind-forced surface Ekman layer, with curvature of the ice shelf base replacing the wind-stress curl in driving exchange between the Ekman layer and the geostropic current below.last_img read more

Oxford City Council calls for vaccine to be accessible

first_imgLast week the government said that people living illegally in the UK would not be at risk of deportation as there would be no checks on immigration at vaccine centres. However, the coalition states that this does not go far enough to ensure that people are not left unvaccinated. In a press release on the Oxford City Council website, Councillor Dr Hosnieh Djafari-Marbini said “This welcome step from the government makes it clear that the Hostile Environment is a public health failure.” Councillor Louise Upton said that Oxford City Council “believe it is in the interests of everyone that UK residents are able to access health care regardless of their migration status or homelessness. It’s not just the right thing for those individuals, these are people who live and work in our city and we know them as part of our communities and our businesses. Protecting their health is part of protecting all of us. We oppose any discrimination in government policy or the way it is delivered that denies them access to healthcare.” The Oxford charity Asylum Welcome also signed the call for action and said they were “proud” that Oxford City Council had joined the campaign. They added that “temporary offers of safety are not enough to undo the decades of harm caused by policies that have embedded immigration controls into public services.” Steve Valdez-Symonds from Amnesty UK told the BBC that many undocumented immigrants are “too afraid” to access healthcare services. He also added that “it has been the message, very clearly, from the government that access to health care is something that leads to information being passed about them to the immigration authorities”.  In order to receive the vaccine, people are required to show ID and must be registered with a GP. According to the UK government website, a person does not need to provide proof of address or immigration status when registering with a GP but can be refused registration under certain grounds. The Council is urging residents to register with a GP if they have not already done so. Oxford City Council is supporting a campaign to remove bureaucratic barriers that prevent people in the UK from receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The government has stated that everyone living in the UK will be able to access the vaccine, however failure to provide the right documentation as well as fear of accessing healthcare services are preventing people from receiving the vaccine. Migrant communities, people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups are among those who are being disproportionately impacted in the vaccine rollout. The City Council has added its name to a statement written by a coalition of 140 organisations urging the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that the vaccine is accessible to everyone. Migrant rights’ charities, health institutions, trade unions, faith groups and local authorities are all signatories of the statement initiated by the Patients Not Passports campaign. They call on ministers to take action to end the “Hostile Environment” and allow everyone living in the UK regardless of immigration status, ID or proof of address to receive the vaccine. Oxford City Council is one of two local councils to join the campaign with Haringey Council also pledging their support. Oxford GP Dr Kathryn Brown stated: “This is our chance to make lasting change to promote better access to healthcare for all and seek to improve the health gap that exists in our country not just for the vaccination programme but for the longer term”.last_img read more