first_imgLinkedin Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Team Up For TheoNext articleWired FM winning on the double at National Community Radio Awards Staff Reporter BusinessNews#ShopLimerick – Small business group launches shop local campaignBy Staff Reporter – November 30, 2020 102 ISME chief executive Neil McDonnellLIMERICK retailers are being asked to join the ‘Shop Local – Not Just for Christmas’ campaign launched by small business group ISME which highlights the importance of supporting Irish businesses throughout the year.ISME hopes that their members in Limerick offering business to business services, consumer products and services across the retail, hospitality and personal grooming sectors will join this initiative and avail of the opportunity to promote their business free of charge.Every €10 spent on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit for related businesses, which highlights the importance of shopping local to maintain employment in local communities.As businesses face into the Christmas shopping period, ISME is encouraging consumers to not only shop locally this festive season, but to make a conscious effort to continue to support local businesses throughout the coming year.Small businesses are facing significant pressure with closures and other restrictions associated with Covid-19 and this is further amplified by rising insurance costs and Brexit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ISME chief executive Neil McDonnell said the purpose of the campaign was to encourage consumers to continue to support Irish SMEs beyond the Christmas period and throughout 2021.“The difficulties faced by Irish businesses since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic are very serious, and SMEs have had to make significant investments in enabling online offerings, purchasing equipment, and implementing procedures to adhere to Government guidelines, including screens, PPE and outdoor dining facilities,” he explained.“ISME is encouraging Irish consumers to think of the bigger picture when supporting Irish businesses. As well as employing local people, SMEs also carry a high percentage of locally produced goods and revenue and employment is generated in other local services and suppliers and other small firms.“Since March, Irish consumers have largely moved away from international online shopping, as 53 per cent estimate that they have done most of their online shopping with Irish SMEs. Buying Irish-made goods and services helps to ensure their quality, traceability, and value-for-money. Over the coming months, we are calling on Irish consumers to continue this trend and make that effort to shop locally, both online and in person,” Mr McDonnell concluded.Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Print Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgTagsDevelopmentoffice marketRezoningsoho But Ironstate’s Michael Barry said the rezoning won’t disrupt the group’s plans.“We are essentially sticking with the current plan that we have,” he said. “Not that it isn’t an exciting theoretical.” Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address*center_img Last October, CB Development bought a $59.5 million stake in 358 Bowery from hotelier Eric Goode, who amassed air rights from neighboring properties to pave the way for a larger development on the site.Ironstate and SK inked a ground lease at the property at the end of 2019, and at the end of 2020, SK Development filed plans to demolish B Bar & Grill, the site’s current occupant.The rezoning of Soho and Noho is high on the list of priorities for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who leaves office at the end of the year. According to a draft scope of work released by the city’s planning department in October, the rezoning could eventually lead to 3,200 apartments being constructed across a 56-block area, with 800 of those deemed affordable.The draft scope also calls for removing current restrictions on retail use within the zoning area, and permitting some buildings with a floor-area ratio of 12, the largest currently allowed by the city.UPDATE: This piece was edited to add a statement from the Department of City Planning. Contact Orion Jones SK Development’s Scott Shnay and Ironstate’s Michael Barry (Google Maps, Scott Shnay via LinkedIn)UPDATED, Jan. 12 2020, 5:20 p.m.: On a corner of the Bowery that’s currently occupied by a one-story bar, the city envisioned a 110-unit residential building as part of its larger plans to rezone Soho and Noho.But the site’s owners have other plans: They’re building offices instead.Last week, the developers — a collaboration between SK Development, Ironstate and CB Development — filed plans for a 21-story office building at 358 Bowery, spanning approximately 112,600 square feet, according to Department of Building records. The plans call for 16 floors of offices above ground-floor retail and a community center. Morris Adjmi is listed as the architect of record.The site sits within the Noho-Bowery Corridor, which is currently zoned for low-rise manufacturing buildings. If the city’s proposal for the Soho/Noho rezoning is ultimately approved, developers could build a residential structure of approximately 117,000 square feet, provided it included affordable housing.Read moreRestoring Soho’s sacred ground?The battle to rezone Soho is just beginningThese developers could benefit the most from Soho’s rezoning In a statement,  Joe Marvilli, a spokesperson for the Department of City Planning, said that new development is “an important sign of strong confidence in New York City’s future.”“Like creating space for new jobs, building contextualized affordable housing in these two historic communities is key to a fair recovery,” he added. “That’s why DCP is moving forward this year on its plan to bring permanently affordable housing and economic opportunities for all New Yorkers to SoHo and NoHo.” DCP did not comment specifically on the plan for 358 Bowery. Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

first_img1 Earlier work with albatrosses led to the hypothesis that a critical element influencing ovarian development each year is whether the ovary responds to rising gonadotrophin secretion by secreting progesterone or oestradiol. In the former case no vitellogenesis occurs, the ovary does not mature and no egg-laying occurs. In the latter case ovarian growth and ovulation occurs. This `switch’ between progesterone and oestradiol secretion may be important not only for the breeding frequency of adult birds but also prepubertally, influencing the onset of sexual maturity. This paper tests some of the underlying endocrine responses experimentally using known-age (4-11 years old) wandering albatrosses, Diomedea exulans L., at South Georgia. 2 Experiments using birds before and after bouts of sexual display discounted the possibility that high progesterone levels were an artefact of behavioural interaction. 3 Examination of the pituitary-ovarian axis, by injection of ovine luteinizing hormone (LII) and LH-releasing hormone, confirmed that the ovary does secrete progesterone, and that only progesterone is produced in immatures, unlike breeding birds in which oestradiol is also secreted. 4 In terms of endocrine status, female D. exulans were divisible into three main groups: younger (7 years) and last-time non-breeders. These categories were consistent with behavioural data from the same population. Thus the earliest age of breeding is 7 years, display rates increase after `physiological maturity’ is attained but decrease once stable pairs are formed and attendance ashore prior to maturity does not influence the time taken to start breeding.last_img

first_img Image: ONEOK has completed the Elk Creek pipeline in US. Photo courtesy of LEEROY Agency/Pixabay. Oklahoma-based midstream company ONEOK has completed its 900-miles (1,448.4km) natural gas liquids (NGLs) pipeline between eastern Montana and Rice County in US.The Elk Creek pipeline extends from the Williston basin to the company’s existing Mid-Continent NGL facilities in Bushton, Kansas.The project has been developed by ONEOK with an estimated investment of $1.4bn.The pipeline has the ability to transport up to 240,000 barrels per day (bpd) of NGLs and has the capacity to be expanded to 400,000 bpd with further pump facilities in the near future.The company expects combined Rocky Mountain NGL volume carried on the Elk Creek and Bakken NGL pipelines to reach over 240,000bpd by the end of the first quarter of next year.ONEOK president and CEO Terry Spencer said: “The completion of Elk Creek provides critical NGL transportation to producers in the highly productive Williston, Powder River and Denver-Julesburg basins.“Elk Creek, combined with ONEOK’s investments in additional natural gas processing infrastructure in the region, will help producers significantly reduce natural gas currently flaring in North Dakota.”The Elk Creek pipeline is expected to strengthen ONEOK’s NGL network in the Bakken, Powder River and Denver-Julesburg regions and provide increased pipeline capacity to meet the increasing NGLs production in the region.It will also allow the company to ensure safe and reliable NGL supply from the Canadian border to the growing markets in the Texas Gulf Coast.The Elk Creek natural gas pipeline project is part of ONEOK’s $3.5bn capital-growth projects, which include the 400,000bpd Arbuckle II Pipeline, the 125,000bpd MB-4 NGL fractionator, and the 200Mmcf/d Demicks Lake natural gas processing plant and associated infrastructure.ONEOK made investment of $700m to expand natural gas and NGL infrastructure in JulyIn July, ONEOK announced an investment of around $700m towards the expansion of its natural gas and NGL infrastructure.The investment will be made for expansions of a natural gas facility, an NGL pipeline and certain fractionation facilities. The pipeline has the ability to transport up to 240,000 barrels per day (bpd) of natural gas liquids (NGL)last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Airbnb: ‘Example’ photos of flats within developments must include disclaimer, says watchdog previous nextMarketingAirbnb: ‘Example’ photos of flats within developments must include disclaimer, says watchdogThe ASA says executive serviced apartments firm must make it clear properties advertised on Airbnb may not be the ones eventually offered to renters.Nigel Lewis17th October 20180896 Views A corporate lets agency has agreed to change its adverts on Airbnb after a complaint from a member of the public to the Advertising Standards Agency.The watchdog was contacted after the complainant spotted an ad on the home sharing platform by Berkshire company Executive Serviced Apartments (ESA) for a two-bedroom flat.After enquiring about the property with ESA they were then offered a different one, prompting their complaint that the original listing images “exaggerated” the apartment offered.The ASA says it approached ESA and highlighted that the images used in the advert should accurately “reflect the property the consumer will get”.The advertiser agreed to include a disclaimer to say that not all apartments on offer via its Airbnb listings will look exactly the same.Airbnb disclaimerESA’s disclaimer now reads: “Please be aware that we offer multiple apartments in each property, therefore the photographs shown are an indication of an ESA branded apartment in that property, but the floorplan may differ to the apartment you are booking.“Rest assured, the same ESA amenities and quality standards are consistent throughout our apartments”.This is believed to be the first time that a property listing on Airbnb has attracted a complaint from a member of the public to the ASA, reflecting the growing reach of Airbnb’s listings within the short-lets sector.Dozens of short-lets companies advertise on platforms like Airbnb but all too often they do not make it clear that the generic apartments offered within developments are not necessarily the properties clients will book, research by The Negotiator has revealed.Read more about Airbnb regulation.short lets airbnb ESA Executive Serviced Apartments October 17, 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 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

first_img View post tag: conduct Authorities January 19, 2015 HMAS Success, HMS Kent Conduct RAS Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Success, deployed as part of Operation MANITOU, engaged in a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Royal Navy’s vessel in the Middle East Region.This was Success’ third replenishment evolution and it lasted for approximately one hour. Success transferred almost 150 cubic metres of fuel to HMS Kent. Commanding Officer of the Duke Class, Type 23 frigate, Commander Andrew Block, described the exchange as very smart, professional and entertaining.Success is deployed until May and has many rendezvous opportunities with various nations within the region as part of the Combined Task Force 53.This is only the second time the Royal Australian Navy replenishment ship has deployed to the area. Success was deployed to the Gulf of Aden in 1991, 24 years ago.[mappress mapid=”14903″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMS Kent View post tag: RAS View post tag: middle eastcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: HMAS Success Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Success, HMS Kent Conduct RAS View post tag: africa View post tag: Operation MANITOU View post tag: News by topic Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgAnn Curtis | The Observer Alumni Tim Gancer speaks with a participant in the 2017 Fall Career Expo.Planning for the Career Expo began last spring with choosing a date and reaching out to repeat employers and potential new employers, director of employer engagement LoriAnn Edinborough, said. The planning is a huge undertaking requiring organization of countless moving parts to ensure employers and students alike have a productive and rewarding experience.“A lot of the employers will say we offer one of the best career fairs around and I think we just want to make sure they have an unsurpassed experience while they’re here from our end of, you know, providing it for them,” Edinborough said.Edinborough said that due to the excessive heat expected for Wednesday evening, the dress code of the Expo has been switched to business casual attire to ensure a more comfortable experience. She also said one of the biggest developments this year is a new app, ND Career Expo.“With this career fair app, you can do a quick search, have a quick definition of what that company is and the industries that they’re seeking, so you have a little bit of a synopsis while you’re waiting,” Bridget Kibbe, director of undergraduate career services, said. “Then you can ask more of a strategic question instead of coming up and asking, ‘What do you do?’”On the student side of the planning, Kibbe said her team streamlined the way they did student preparation, switching from 30-minute appointments to resume reviews and workshops covering resume writing, general preparation and interview practice.“I think the big part is making sure we plan well in advance, and I think this year we certainly did a very good job in doing that,” Kibbe said. “We offered [workshops] across, you know, every day of the week, Monday through Thursday and on Friday and at different times, again, very well-attended, so that’s been a huge plus for us.”While some students may regard networking and trying to “sell themselves” to employers as their worst nightmare, Kibbe said that the career counselors work to dispel that view of the career fair in their meetings with students, urging students to instead focus on the valuable conversations they can have with alumni and employers.“We certainly want students to feel that if they have no idea what they want to do, this still is a great place to attend because it’s a discernment tool,” Kibbe said. “Just talking to alums who have probably been through this before themselves, you know, what was their career path, what did they get involved in on campus, what classes did they take, what activities.”Kibbe said all students, no matter where they are in their educations or career discernment process, should attend the career fair to begin to understand how the skills developed in their classes are preparing them for future careers.“It’s not about your major. It’s about your skill sets and what’s developed, so we don’t want students to feel like your major defines your career path,” Kibbe said. “For so many employers, it is about your competencies: your comfort level in communication, critical thinking skills, things like that.”Tags: career fair, Center for Career Development, Fall Career Expo Thousands of students will descend on Notre Dame Stadium this Wednesday evening for the annual Fall Career Expo. The Expo, which is the Center for Career Development’s largest career fair of the year, will take place from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and includes representatives from 247 companies looking to hire students majoring in everything from English to biochemistry.“The Expo is open to all students — undergraduate, graduate, everybody’s welcome to attend,” Ryan Willerton, associate vice president of career and professional development.last_img read more

first_img(Editor’s note: Due to the federal government shutdown, the Appalachian Trail is officially closed along much of it’s length as of 10/10/2013, but is still open where it runs through state parks, state forests, and portions of national forests. Click here for more information on where the trail is open and where it is closed.)Planning an epic hike of the Appalachian Trail? If only doing a short trek, you can bring perishable food, though if the goal begins in Maine and ends in Georgia, it’s best to do thorough trail food research before lacing up your hiking boots. Nutritious food and snacks that are easy to pack and won’t spoil after a day or two are your best bets, so leave the chips and cheese puffs at home! Instead, go for packable proteins, carbs and good fats, all of which will keep you energized and satisfied. Check out a few tips concerning the best food for the Appalachian Trail on what will surely be the trek of a lifetime:Best Dry Food OptionsDried foods are staples of most long hikes, and with good reason — they won’t spoil easily nor do they contain a lot of water, which will only weigh your pack down. Make your own (literal) trail mix with nuts and dried fruit — think walnuts, almonds, dried apricots, cranberries, raisins, prunes, bananas, cashews, peanuts and anything else you want to throw in, such as antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. Granola bars that contain dried fruit and nuts are also a good choice, as are breakfast cereals and seeds. Seed options can include sunflower, pumpkin and flaxseed.Heartier SnacksCrackers and cheese work as heartier snacks that will leave you feeling full and ready to hike another mile or two. Crackers generally last a bit longer than most cheeses, so be sure to eat your cheese in a timely fashion and stock up on more at the next store or service center. Since crackers can break easily, pack them in a safe place where they won’t end up a crumbled mess, and cut cheese into slices or cubes to avoid having to stop for long periods of time while on the trail.Dinner IdeasIt’s doubtful you want to eat trail mix for dinner, however there are hot food options you can bring along and easily heat up. Raman noodles, to-go soup packs and dry pasta cook easily on portable stoves, as will dry rice and oatmeal. Foil packets of chicken or tuna are also often recommended as good protein sources when hiking the trail. Forget about building fires to cook these items, as fires are prohibited in some areas of the trail, and portable stoves make preparing food a lot easier after a hard day of hiking.Additional TipsThe Appalachian Trail Conservancy recommends carrying 1.5 to 2 pounds of high-calorie food per day, unless you’re hiking during colder weather in which case 2.5 pounds of high-calorie food is required. You need more calories to keep warm, after all! If you’re planning on hiking the whole shebang, don’t worry about packing four months of food, as the trail often goes through towns, such as Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, meaning you can easily stock up on what you need. Don’t forget to eat a variety of foods whenever possible, as variety is part of a healthy diet!Use these and other hiking tips to stay healthy and safe while on this historic trail! Happy hiking!Kent Page McGroarty is a blogger for whose work has also appeared in the SF Gate and AZ Central Healthy Living. Check out more of her tips on the Survivalbased blog.last_img read more

first_img “There’s a real reason to be optimistic that these reform efforts will reduce and continue to reduce drug use and its consequences on society,” said Kerlikowske. Officials said the new approach looks at drug addiction as a treatable disease rather than a crime. “My colleagues — police and others — simply put, often say we can’t arrest our way out of the drug problem,” said Kerlikowske, the so-called U.S. “drug czar,” who said that current thinking by health experts views drug addiction as a disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated. He added, however, that “the drug threat is far from over and, to be sure, there is more work to be done.” The administration said it is seeking about $10 billion from Congress for drug education programs and pay for expanded access to treatment programs for drug abusers. He added that “the strategy emphasizes the importance of bolstering efforts to prevent drug use before it starts.” “For U.S. drug policy, this is nothing short of a revolution in how we approach drug control,” Gil Kerlikowske, director of the National Drug Control Center, told reporters at a press event. The policy shift comes at a time when illicit drug use in the United States, broadly speaking, is on the decline. The administration said drug abuse currently is only about one-third the rate it was in the late 1970s. center_img But the administration conceded that the picture is not entirely rosy, acknowledging in a 60 page report that illicit drug abuse has risen among teenagers, from 16.8 percent in 2006 to 19.2 percent last year, and that U.S. youth perceive marijuana use as benign. Officials said that the administration would move away from outmoded policies like the mass incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders, and toward an approach that balances public health and safety. By Dialogo April 20, 2012 The White House unveiled a new drug policy strategy on April 17, that veers away from imposing heavy prison sentences for illicit drug use and focuses instead on prevention and treatment. The administration says its revamped drug policy increases penalties on major drug traffickers while accelerating efforts to send non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail. The White House budget for 2013 also seeks $9.4 billion for domestic law enforcement, $3.7 billion for interdiction efforts, and $2 billion for international programs.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men were wounded in a shooting outside of a Uniondale bar early Thursday morning and the gunman is now being sought, Nassau County police said.Officers on patrol heard gunshots on Nassau Road, responded to the scene and found a 30-year-old man victim lying face down with a gun shot wound to the back of the head in front of Coco’s Bar, police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.The second victim, a 31-year-old man, was shot in the left thigh. He drove himself to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.There was no description of the gunman.First Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more