Low temperature effects on micro-arthropods

first_imgThe main features of the cold hardiness strategies adopted by Antarctic terrestrial arthropods (principally Acari and Collembola) are reviewed. These include lethal low temperatures, chill-coma temperature, supercooling ability, cryoprotectants and survival in anoxic conditions.last_img

My Property Box completes Sandersons Lettings merger

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » My Property Box completes Sandersons Lettings merger My Property Box completes Sandersons Lettings merger11th December 20190360 Views My Property Box has merged with Sandersons Lettings, expanding its portfolio of rented homes. Sandersons office has closed and three staff members have transferred to the My Property Box premises.Ben Quaintrell, Founder and Managing Director, began his career with Sandersons Lettings straight from university in 2003, where he worked for eight years under the guidance of Director Gordon Catterick.Ben said, “The inclusion of Sandersons Lettings, a highly-reputable letting agency, is significant for My Property Box, which launched seven years ago.“I thank Gordon for providing my first job and equipping me with the skills that enabled me to start my own business. This deal is special on a personal and business level.”Gordon Catterick, Director of Sandersons Lettings, said, “Sandersons Lettings was created 25 years ago from the 150 year old estate agency Sanderson Townend & Gilbert on the principles of providing the very best professional advice, an ethos continued by Sandersons Lettings – reflected in the loyalty of its clients and the professionalism of its staff, something I’m sure that will continue.”Sandersons Lettings Gordon Catterick Ben Quaintrell My Property Box 2019-12-11Jenny van Breda Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’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.last_img read more

High Wind Advisory for Wednesday

first_imgThe Cape May County Office of Emergency Management is warning of strong northwest winds gusting up to 45 to 50 mph on Wednesday along the coast.The strongest winds will occur in southern New Jersey, at the Jersey Shore, portions of southeast Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Delaware and northeast Maryland, according to the weather advisory.High winds will develop late Wednesday morning and continue into Wednesday afternoon. They may be strong enough to blow down limbs, trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.last_img read more

O.C. Councilman McClellan Seeking Assembly Seat

first_imgFrom left, Assembly candidate Erik Simonsen and Senate candidate Michael Testa join with Assembly candidate Antwan McClellan on the Republican side in the First District legislative race. By Tim KellyAntwan McClellan, Ocean City’s Second Ward Councilman, has announced his candidacy in the New Jersey District 1 Assembly race.“I’ve been thinking about this for a few months,” said McClellan, 44. “I would like to see our Assembly representation get younger and have the opportunity to make positive change.”McClellan and running mate Erik Simonsen, the mayor of Lower Township, were endorsed last week at the Cumberland County GOP convention, and are expected to gain the nod in Cape May County at its Republican convention in Avalon on Wednesday. They will challenge Democrats R. Bruce Land, who has served in the Assembly since 2016, and Matthew Milam, who was appointed to the Assembly in January. Milam filled the vacancy created by Robert Andrzejczak, who resigned from the Assembly in early January to take an appointed seat in the state Senate.Assembly District 1 includes all of Cape May County, parts of Cumberland County (Maurice River Township, Vineland and Millville) and Atlantic County (Corbin City, Estell Manor and Weymouth Township).McClellan is the Confidential Assistant/Personnel Director/Public Information Officer in the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department. He said that if elected, his top priority would be to “reduce government spending, lower taxes, stop overregulation that has hindered employers and job creation to help New Jersey families thrive.”Second Ward Councilman Antwan McClellan, joined by his mother, Cola Mae, takes the oath of office from New York Supreme Court Justice Ronald Hollie in 2016.McClellan and Simonsen’s names will be on the Republican column of the ballot in November. If elected, McClellan said he would resign his position on City Council, although he will take his local representation style with him. “I am not a career politician,” he said. “I’m a common guy who wants to bring the important issues of common people to Trenton. I will do just what I’ve been doing in Ocean City: listen to the people and bring their voice to the table. We’ve been successful doing that in Ocean City and we want to take the same approach statewide.”A 1993 graduate of Ocean City High School, McClellan attended Virginia State University and Old Dominion University. He was elected to Council in 2012 to a four-year term and was re-elected in 2016, running unopposed.  A lifelong Ocean City resident, he is the youngest of six siblings, five of whom graduated from OCHS. McClellan says he went into public service “because I’m committed to the community and its people.”In addition to his work on Council, McClellan has served as a member of the Ocean City Board of Education, as a trustee on the Ocean City Historical Museum and as a volunteer for the South Jersey Field of Dreams, which provides the opportunity for special needs children to participate in sports programs. McClellan said that he hopes to take a collaborative approach to being a state legislator. “I will go to the people, hear what they have to say and do my best to be their voice,” he said. “Just because I have an ‘R’ after my name or someone else has a ‘D’ after their name doesn’t mean we can’t work together for the betterment of the community. My job would be to listen to all points of view. And I would hope people would listen to me. Collaboration is how things get done.”Antwan McClellan accepts an award in honor of the late Ocean City civic leader Dick Grimes from then-state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, now a congressman, during a 2018 ceremony.last_img read more

Culture corner: Book review

first_imgIt can hardly have escaped any baker’s notice that cupcakes are big business. One firm that could perhaps be considered a founding member of the cupcake movement is London’s Hummingbird Bakery, which has just launched its own cookbook.Filled with recipes from its kitsch shop creations, Hummingbird founder Tarek Malouf reveals the secrets of its famous cupcakes, as well as muffins, brownies and bars, ring, layer and loaf cakes, cookies, pies and cheesecakes. For example, strawberry cheesecake cupcakes, banana loaf, key lime pie and spinach and cheese muffins, are just some of the recipes contained within. And if the names of the products aren’t temptation enough, the photography, by Peter Cassidy, certainly is.The cookbook includes background information on the bakery’s beginnings, before moving on to the different types of frostings available for cupcakes. The recipes are designed to be easy to follow, with detailed methods and photos.Malouf has shops in Portobello Road in Notting Hill and Brompton Road in South Kensington, with a new branch soon to open in Soho. Hummingbird sells more than 20,000 cupcakes a week.last_img read more

News story: Defence Secretary hosts Qatari counterpart at historic Horse Guards

first_imgThe visit to London focussed on defence and security cooperation between the UK and Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup, which is being hosted by Qatar, and lessons learned from the military support to the London 2012 Olympics. In addition to the Defence Secretary, Al-Attiyah also met with Security Minister Ben Wallace and the Deputy National Security Advisor Paddy McGuiness. His Excellency also inspected the men and horses of the Blues and Royals at the Army’s historic London Headquarters at Horse Guards Parade. The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and his Qatari counterpart, His Excellency Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, have reaffirmed the important long-term relationship between the UK and Qatar during a meeting in London.The visit follows the Defence Secretary’s trip to Qatar last December, where he signed a £6bn deal for Typhoon jets and missiles, supporting thousands of British jobs at BAE Systems.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Qatar is a vital partner in the fight against Daesh, hosting the headquarters of the coalition air campaign which is still coordinating strikes on targets in Syria every day. Our two countries face the same threats from violent extremism and a mutual interest in supporting stability in the region, which will deliver security at home.last_img read more

Police fundraise at doughnut shop

first_imgPolice officers from a number of St. Joseph County departments will poke fun at the stereotype of cops hanging around doughnut shops today and tomorrow at the second annual event Cops on Top of the Doughnut Shop. The two-day fundraiser is sponsored by the Special Victims Unit sector of the Family Justice Center (FJC), a St. Joseph County non-profit that offers services for abused individuals. “During the two-day time period, police officers from various agencies in St. Joseph County, including Notre Dame [Security] Police, will ‘live’ on the rooftop of Krispie Kreme … to bring attention to the issues as well as to raise funds to help combat these crimes,” Sareen Lambright Dale, director of the FJC, said. The event will take place at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at 5615 N Main Street in Mishawaka. Officers from the Special Victims Unit are partnering with Notre Dame Security Police, St. Joseph County Police, the South Bend Police Department, the Mishawaka Police Department and the Lakeville Police Department to staff the roof. Activities at the event include doughnut-eating contests, cornhole tournaments, Zumba, fingerprinting and pumpkin painting. “We hope to raise around $15,000,” Dale said. “We also want to raise awareness about our programs and how people can get help if they’ve been abused.” Proceeds from the event will benefit services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, including child molestation, rape and intimate partner violence, Dale said. The fundraiser will also donate profits toward the FJC’s victim and family support services, education programs and information and referral services, as well as The Protective Order Project, which grants protection orders to about 1,500 local residents per year. “We hope to gain support from the community. We are hoping for a big turn out to raise awareness for the cause as well as raise money for the organization,” Saint Mary’s senior Kristina Sorensen, who works at the FJC, said. “[FJC is] planning on moving to a better location during our Winter break. The money would help out greatly with the move and the start in their new location.” The FJC provides services to victims of domestic violence and their families in order to get their lives back on track, according to the center’s website. Their programs include confidential assessments, the distribution of emergency cell phones and a Clothes Closet and Diaper Bank. Later in Oct., S-O-S, a partner program of the FJC who holds a 24-hour crisis line, will hold a fundraiser called A Cut for a Cause at Haircrafter’s in South Bend.last_img read more

Two ETA Members Were Trained in Venezuela in 2008

first_img Two alleged members of the Basque separatist group ETA detained last week in Spain received training in Venezuela in July and August 2008, according to court papers that became public Monday. In the documents, Spanish judge Ismael Moreno ordered them held on charges of illegal possession of arms and explosives and membership in a terrorist organization. Although neither Juan Carlos Besance nor Xabier Atristain chose to make a statement before the magistrate Monday, the ruling by the National High Court indicated, citing previous investigations and testimony, that the two were trained in Venezuelan territory in the summer of 2008, after having received training courses in France. According to the document, the two made contact in Venezuela with two individuals identified as Arturo Cubillas and José Lorenzo Ayestaran, who were the ones who gave the courses. “The two members of this command were undergoing training in Venezuela in 2008, under the direction of two alleged ETA members detained in France in 2009 and 2010,” Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba said after the court documents became public. ETA’s alleged ties to Venezuela already led to diplomatic friction between Madrid and Caracas in March, when National High Court judge Eloy Velasco accused Hugo Chávez’s Venezuelan administration in a court document of cooperating toward collaboration between ETA and the Colombian FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) in Venezuelan territory. In 2007, members of ETA were escorted by a member of the Venezuelan military to a jungle location where they received a course in handling explosives from members of the FARC, according to the document. The FARC, like Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, are on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations, and the two groups have maintained “coordinated relations” throughout their history for “some of their illicit objectives,” the document added. Besance and Atristain, believed to be members of ETA’s “Imanol” command, were detained Wednesday in an operation in which a hundred kilos of explosive material were also found. The detentions took place weeks after ETA announced its decision to cease carrying out attacks, an announcement met with skepticism by the authorities. ETA, which has suffered severe police harassment in recent years with the arrest of numerous leaders, has broken several truces in the past and has a record of more than 850 deaths laid to its charge. By Dialogo October 06, 2010last_img read more

Winners of 2017 Bethpage Best of Long Island Gather For Victory Party [PHOTOS]

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Anthony Giudice via QNS.comHundreds of business owners came together to celebrate their victories as the best companies in Nassau and Suffolk counties during the 2017 Bethpage Best of Long Island winners dinner party at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place, on Monday, March 27.The night was filled with delicious foods and drinks from some of Long Island’s best eateries, the live band The 60s Invasion and a DJ, a visit from Erin Colton of News 12 Long Island, and of course, business.“What it is I want for everyone here is to walk around the room and meet each other because there are so many different types of businesses in this room—from mortgages to pest control,” said Joshua Schneps, co-owner of the Bethpage Best of Long Island. “So I think most people do not know each other in this room, so I want you to take this opportunity not to just celebrate yourselves, but to do business with each other.”CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREThe competition is sponsored by the Bethpage Federal Credit Union. For 75 years, Bethpage Federal Credit Union has been helping their customers as well as local businesses.“This is the easiest job in the world because it’s the best financial industry on Long Island,” said Jerry Schmitt, vice president of marketing at Bethpage. “This event is a great accomplishment. We are delighted to be associated with you because you are all winners.”Coming out to enjoy the festivities were representatives from Sweet Karma Desserts, Knot of the World, the Long Island Ducks, Skyway Pest Management, Adelphi University, The Grindhouse Radio, Jefferson’s Ferry, Barrage Brewing Company, Top Notch Dezigns, and a bevy of other companies.“Bethpage Credit Union has made it possible for you to build your business,” added Victoria Schneps, co-owner of the Bethpage Best of Long Island. “Now it’s up to you guys. Network, have a great time, and dance your feet off.”CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREFeatured Photo: Hundreds of business owners celebrated victories as ‘The Best’ companies throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties at the 2017 Bethpage Best of L.I. winners dinner party at the Chateau Briand in Carle Place, on Monday, March 27. (Photos by Mike Savitsky)last_img read more

5 questions to ask before implementing a big data & analytics solution

first_imgBusinesses are always looking for ways to improve efficiencies and processes, and more often than not, this means implementing a new system or tool throughout their organization or customer base.  Of course, these opportunities come at a high price in terms of financial cost, implementation nightmares, and human issues.  Often these implementations fail miserably as they run behind schedule and over budget; but with proper planning and techniques they can be successful.  In order to ensure a successful rollout, your project team must be able to answer the following questions.Why are we implementing the system?The first question your enterprise should ask is why are we implementing this system?  The reasoning behind how the new system will improve processes needs to be clear and well thought out at the inception of the project so that all parties understand why a transition to the system is important.  Failure to adequately identify the pain points that caused the enterprise to implement the new solution can not only hurt user adoption further in the project, but can also lead to rollout of a tool that doesn’t properly address the pain points that lead to the purchasing decision in the beginning. continue reading » 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more