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Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Science

first_imgSouthern Arkansas University’s College of Science andEngineering is accepting applications for a Visiting AssistantProfessor of Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science. Therapidly growing Agriculture department is located in a modern andwell-equipped 33,000 square foot Agriculture Science building. Thesuccessful candidate will teach the introductory animal sciencecourses and labs as well as courses in animal nutrition and beefcattle. Additional teaching responsibilities may include a coursein the candidate’s area of expertise.Duties: Teach upper and lower division animal science andassociated laboratories.Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Animal Science preferred bythe time of employment; ABD candidates will be accepted; ability toteach undergraduate students; excellent communication skills;ability to work well with people; have a strong desire to interactwith students both inside and outside of the classroom. All SAUfaculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion anddiversity of the University community, and excellence ininterpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration withcolleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to ourculture of Continuous Quality Improvement.Interested candidates should send a letter of application,current curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy,transcripts, and contact information of three (3) references [email protected] or the Office ofHuman Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. UniversityMSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. AA/EOE. Non-listed referenceslast_img read more

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Hidden treasures: Old homes offer up surprises when readied for sale

first_imgBeneath wall to wall carpeting, brokers find herringbone flooring, behind a coat of paint may be a marble mantle, or hidden away could be antique mirror doors. (iStock)Of the 2,072 single-family Manhattan residences built before 1920, nearly half have never been renovated. Those homes present some challenges for the folks tasked with selling them — but often surprises as well.Brokers might find herringbone flooring beneath wall-to-wall carpeting, a marble mantle behind a coat of paint or antique mirror doors hidden away.“That’s one of the thrills,” said Cathy Franklin, a broker for Corcoran.Those involved in selling large properties owned by a single family say a key is making the most of unexpected discoveries.Before and after images of a living room from The Renovated HomeLee Stahl, president of renovation firm The Renovated Home, has torn down a wall to find high ceilings and natural light waiting to pour into the room. The same apartment had a kitchen that consisted of four separate rooms, including a butler’s pantry and breakfast room. Combining them, he created a single livable kitchen.Lee Stahl, The Renovated HomeIn another apartment, Stahl removed carpeting that seemed tacked down with Elmers Glue to find handmade mosaic tile, which he estimates would cost a minimum of $100,000.“Seventy years ago, the way people got personality and got design elements into a space was through wallpaper and through furniture,” Stahl said. “Now people want less furniture, less clutter.”Vintage wine, historic coins and periodicals from the 1920s are among the treasures he has uncovered from in between walls where they were once hoarded away.“When people are doing things in these homes, whether they hide things in the walls or ceiling, they’re not anticipating dying,” Stahl said. “And then they die.”Those finds are always returned to the owners of the estate, Stahl noted.Read moreManhattan apartment vacancy smashes 5% barrierPricey Park Slope townhouses drive dealmaking in BrooklynHere’s where NYC real estate stands post Labor Day This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Email Address* Full Name*center_img Message* Renovations are no longer just refinishing the floors and throwing on a coat of paint. Often it’s tearing down walls to create the open layouts popular with today’s buyers. But Christine Martin, a broker with Compass, says pre-war buildings surprisingly lend themselves to modern living.Small staff rooms can be converted to home offices and tearing down walls can allow for huge rooms to easily flow into each other.Before and after images of a library from The Renovated HomeHomes’ exteriors may be tightly regulated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but generally anything and everything inside can and is done to an estate. Still, some argue that preservation is key.“Everything is changing every year with cable and smart wiring and Sonos, but estates are wonderful when they’re less touched,” Corcoran’s Franklin said. “They still have the beautiful hardware and the beautiful moldings and details.”Franklin’s perspective comes in part from her art history degree. As she walks through estates that she has sold, she names their architects, for example Stanford White, who designed 9-11 54th Street in 1896, or Rosario Candela, whose 740 Park was constructed in 1929.Before and after images of a kitchen from The Renovated HomeEven estate buyers who appreciate history, though, typically want to live in a pristine home. “The standard against which apartments are measured is a mint-condition apartment,” said Martin.The pandemic has complicated renovations. However, as many affluent New Yorkers work remotely and live away from the city, some agents say buyers may be drawn to estates.“The home has become more important than ever and will be more important than ever,” Lauren Muss, an agent with Douglas Elliman, said.Contact Sasha Joneslast_img read more

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Influential millennials in commercial real estate

first_imgThey are called lazy, narcissistic, entitled. Nevertheless, Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the United States today and they are impacting and driving every sector of Arizona’s business community. Here are 10 Millennials who are not just the future leaders of tomorrow, they are the movers and shakers in today’s commercial real estate industry.Michelle AlaridMichelle Alarid Associate Fennemore Craig Age: 33 Alarid practices in the area of real estate transactions, including the acquisition and sale of property, leasing of retail and office space and negotiating easements and other land use agreements. She is a member of Valley Partnership’s Advocates Class of 2015, a program created exclusively for a select number of Valley Partnership partners under the age of 35. She is also an executive committee member of Gabriel’s Angels Board of Young Professionals.  Value of youth: “It’s given me the fresh perspective to quickly identify issues and analyze courses of action to create positive outcomes for my clients—and the energy to put in some good old-fashioned hard work.” Impact of Millennials: “Every new generation brings a new perspective to the business arena. Millennials, who are so based in technological innovation, will continue to implement innovations.” Tina Bark-RoyTina Bark-RoyDirector of client developmentJohnson-CarlierAge: 35Bark-Roy has a B.A. from American University of Paris in France and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. As a former small business owner, she was responsible for customer sales and management, branding and client retention activities.Value of youth: “I am in an unique place because I am an older Millennial. I believe this gives me an advantage when it comes to instigating change in my company and industry because I am old enough that people (sometimes) listen to me, but still young enough to speak with the voice of a generation that has been completely revolutionized by technology and has experienced the change in social and work environment norms.”Impact of Millennials: “We won’t even have to wait a decade to see the changes brought on by the surge of millennials into the work force in Arizona. It’s already happening! Just look at Skysong if you want a taste of what the future business landscape will look like.”Dan ClevengerDan ClevengerAssociate PrincipalWestlake Reed LeskoskyAge: 36Clevenger is an associate principal at the award-winning design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky. Clevenger serves on the Phoenix Metro Advisory Council, state board of directors for the American Institute of Architects and serves on the board of directors for Artlink, Inc. In recognition of his professional achievements and service to the profession of architecture, Clevenger was recognized with the AIA Arizona AIA10 award in 2015.Value of youth: “I am driven by a desire and passion to be involved in decisions that shape our city. I believe our generation will have far more impact collaboratively than individually. My involvement and leadership professionally at Westlake Reed Leskosky and through organizations such as the AIA and Artlink, Inc. supports this collective mindset.”Impact of Millennials: “Millennials, many of whom entered the workforce during the recession, have had to define their own career path and, in many cases start their own businesses and have done so collaboratively – in support of one another. As local entrepreneurs continue to build their businesses, there will be more focus on a locally based economy – people and businesses that are invested in Arizona.”Krystal DillKrystal DillBrokerage servicesCBREAge: 29Dill partners with Bryan Taute and Charlie von Arentschildt at CBRE to provide leasing and investment sale services to agency clients. Prior to CBRE, Dill assisted in marketing and leasing Lincoln Property Company’s entire 8 million-square-foot portfolio across Arizona. An active industry member, she serves on the board of AZCREW and is chair of its PR/Outreach Committee. She is also a member of NAIOP and is a part of its Education Committee.Value of youth: “The Arizona business community has seen an influx of companies led by young, innovative executives. As a professional of the same generation, I can relate to the Millennial C-suite in a different way than the previous generation.”Impact of Millennials: “The entrepreneurial and start-up communities are driving business trends. TAMI (technology, advertising, media and information) companies are becoming a critical component of our business landscape. I think my generation is going to be credited with the diversification and strengthening of the Arizona economy. Also, looking further ahead, consider Gen-Z, they have never known a world without screen time. We are going to be responsible for the full integration of technology into how business is done.”Brent MalloneeBrent MalloneeVice president, Retail Services GroupCushman & WakefieldAge: 34Mallonee is a top producer with Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Group, completing more than 6.17 million square feet of transactions with a total consideration of more than $232.6 million. Mallonee is part of a three-person team that brings a broader prospective and knowledgeable to all facets of retail real estate having worked on project leasing and tenant representation assignments, specializing in ground up development and redevelopment projects.Value of youth: “Embracing the positive impact that collaboration and technology have on the real estate industry has helped me quickly increase productivity and bring value to clients.”Impact of Millennials: “The expectation for thorough analysis, supported by factual data communicated in a very rapid fashion, will be the standard for our industry. Connectivity on all levels will continue to be a dominant trend across successful business landscapes from the most local to increasingly global levels.”Cameron MillerCameron MillerDevelopment managerEvergreen DevelopmentAge: 26Miller has been a development manager with Evergreen, a national retail and multifamily developer, since 2012. He specializes in site due-diligence, entitlements, design, permitting and construction management for single-tenant and retail centers. Miller is an active member of the Valley Partnership Advocates Program, ICSC Phoenix NextGen Committee and ULI.Value of youth: “My youth has allowed me to approach the municipal staffs and industry leaders I’ve worked with as mentors, which has helped me to learn best practices in completing developments.”Impact of Millennials: “We’re early adopters of disruptive technologies, which will continue to produce new companies, new industries, and the associated urban landscapes that cater to a live/work/play lifestyle.”Dan NomaDan Noma, Jr.Designated brokerVenture Real Estate & InvestmentAge: 34Noma is the designated broker of Venture REI, a full-service real estate brokerage firm that specializes in commercial and residential investment properties. The son of a builder and developer, real estate runs in Noma’s blood and he is recognized as one of the state’s leading real estate brokers.Value of youth: “For me, it’s been about having the time to dedicate to my business. My wife and I don’t have any children yet, so I have been able to be nimble with time and able to focus my efforts on growth without any constraints. We are expecting triplets in January, so things may change then.”Impact of Millennials: “We are so accustomed to having access to instant information and making information readily available that we can speed up just about any business process. I anticipate things will only speed up over time and business transactions like the due diligence in evaluating a project will be completed in a matter of days instead of months.”Jennifer SchraderJennifer SchraderCo-founder and chief operating officerCaliber CompaniesAge: 34Schrader sets the asset investment standard for Caliber’s Wealth Development acquisition strategy. She ensures the $150 million worth of commercial office buildings, hotels, single-family and multi-family properties are performing with a maximum positive outcome. She oversees management of the company’s day-to-day operations, critical to generating revenue and accomplishing business goals. Her thought leadership in architecture and design assists Caliber with award-winning projects that provide great returns to its wealth development clients.
Value of youth: “When starting Caliber, my partners and I (all three Millenials) started Caliber amidst the chaos and collapse of Arizona’s real estate market. Forging ahead with no playbook or backing from financial institutions, we made a conscious effort to stand out from the crowd and do things differently. While others chose the short-term approach and focused on one area of the market, we didn’t get caught in the hype. We chose to diversify, offering a single-sourced, integrated approach (and) infusing technology in brokerage, construction, property management and wealth development — all in-house.Impact of Millennials: “I believe a shift will occur with business owners collaborating together on programs and initiatives, currently not in place, that target and help those less fortunate. Close to my heart are those less fortunate including people in our community, animals and veterans around the U.S.”Josh SimonJosh SimonPresidentSimonCREAge: 30Simon has developed more than 2 million square feet during his career and will develop more than $140 million in retail projects across 10 states in 2016 for SimonCRE, which specializes in retail ground up development, redevelopment, single tenant build-to-suits and multi-tenant retail projects throughout the country in primary, secondary, and tertiary markets.Value of youth: “Being a Millennial and business owner, I thrive on the use of new technology and being adaptive to change, which has allowed us to challenge the status quo.”Impact of Millennials: “Millennials, with the help of our state leadership, will attract a new diverse economy not so dependent on tourism and construction to keep Arizona strong for decades ahead.”Hayley SmithHayley SmithBanking officer – Phoenix MetroFirstBankAge: 25Smith joined FirstBank after graduating from Colorado State University in 2013, and soon transferred to Arizona. She is now a banking officer in the Phoenix Metro office. Smith is active with several professional groups including Valley Partnership, AZ Crew and GET Phoenix Young Professionals.Value of youth: “With the advances in today’s technology and the amount of resources available, Millennials are generating innovative ideas while being adaptable to the ever-changing business environment.”Impact of Millennials: “Millennials are building a strong foundation of leaders across Arizona. We can inspire everyone to share their successes with future generations, creating a better tomorrow.”last_img read more

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New PC charges to benefit in-house lawyers

first_imgChanges to the practising certificate (PC) fee charging system will see around £16m transferred onto private practice solicitors, to the benefit of in-house and local government lawyers, under plans due to be unveiled by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Under the new charging regime, 40% of the PC costs will be paid through an individual PC fee, and 60% through a firm-based fee. This will mean less money is recouped from solicitors in the employed sector, as they will not pay the firm-based fee. This cost, which represents about 15% of total PC income, will instead be borne by lawyers in private practice. SRA consultant Alison Crawley said that lawyers in commerce and industry (C&I) and local government cost considerably less to regulate. She said: ‘The 40/60 split between the individual and firm-based fee means that 15% of the budget that is now covered by C&I and local government solicitors will be moved onto the private profession. If it’s not 40/60, we will have irate local government and in-house lawyers, who make up about 25% of the profession.’ The paper will propose that the firm-based fee is calculated according to gross turnover, with a banded approach similar to income tax. The SRA notes that there will be ‘winners and losers’ under the new rules. Sole practitioners with turnover below £30,000 will pay less, while sole practitioners who have large numbers of non-qualified staff and turnover of more than £1m will be ‘significant losers’. Richard Barnett, senior partner at volume conveyancing firm Barnetts, said the move to charge firms based on turnover could drive some firms to other regulators, potentially lowering income for the Law Society, and might be unfair on firms that had to pay out large amounts in referral fees. He said: ‘Is now the right time to do this, when alternative business structures are on the way and there might also be other regulators which might throw their hat into the ring?’ Former C&I Group chairwoman Carol Williams said the proposals were ‘excellent news’ for in-house lawyers. She said: ‘If you look at the risk to the profession of in-house solicitors, we are very low risk and very low maintenance, and that ought to be reflected.’ Law Society chief executive Des Hudson said: ‘I am confident the SRA will ensure that this consultation is as extensive and thorough as possible. These are potentially significant changes and that is why it is vital that the entire profession, from local authority solicitors, to sole practitioners and those in the commercial sector, engage with the SRA to give their views. We will be making representations to the SRA on the basis of our own consultation and examination of the proposals. A fairer fee policy for all was highlighted as a priority in the recent Hunt report of regulation of law firms. The SRA needs a full response to the consultation if it is to deliver on that.’last_img read more

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Failed summer transfer could lead to €18-20m Everton ‘bargain’ in June

first_imgOne of the bigger stories in Portugal towards the end of the summer transfer window, Yacine Brahimi’s transfer to Everton never materialised.The selling club, Porto, were allegedly very keen for a transfer to go through, which is understandable when they had clubs interested and could potentially get €40m for him.Despite many claims of last minute offers that never quite added up, Brahimi eventually remained at the Portuguese side, and has returned to the first team, albeit with a bit less impact than the previous season.This dip in performances has seen his value drop quite considerably, with reports Le Buteur had said he would be available for €18-20m in the summer.Looking at said article, the Algerian website claim that price tag has come from the French and Portuguese media, which we cannot find.Marseille and Roma are said to be very interested in the Algerian winger, and at €18-20m, he would certainly be an affordable option for both clubs, yet would represent a true bargain for a Premier League side.Whether that dip in price is real or not remains to be seen, but taking into account the fact his contract runs out in 2018/19 and his dip in form, he certainly won’t cost €40m.And this could be very good news for Ronald Koeman, who is clearly a fan of the Algerian forward.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

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YSI Excellence Award honours innovation at Loreto Letterkenny

first_imgThe school community at Loreto Secondary School Letterkenny is celebrating a remarkable achievement this week after winning a Young Social Innovators Schools of Excellence Award.The school has won the accolade for being a dedicated member of the Young Social Innovators (YSI) Schools Network for many years.Loreto Letterkenny will proudly hold the title alongside hundreds of schools throughout Ireland who have discovered the benefits of youth-led social innovation education. YSI Teams from Loreto Letterkenny have garnered great success at the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards for many years. Transition Year teams won two awards at the 2018 Awards held in Croke Park this past May. Each year, the YSI programme supports thousands of young people to explore social issues that concern them and come up with a variety of responses.F.R.E.E. – For Refugees Entering ÉireMoved by images and reports of the war in Syria, the ‘F.R.E.E. – For Refugees Entering Éire’ team are making refugees feel more at home in their community through the creation of Welcome Packs for new families.Better Safe Than SorryThe ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ team worked with An Garda Síochána, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Donegal County Council to create a ‘Safe Zone’ in their town which includes a free phone to call a taxi and Garda-monitored CCTV. The teams were mentored by teachers Siobhan McKeague and Dearbhail Keys. YSI Mentor Ms Siobhan McKeague has praised the Schools of Excellence award as a fantastic achievement for the school. Ms McKeague said: “We are so proud of all the students. The students have been putting in years of work into YSI so this recognition is very welcome.”The prestigious award will serve as a motivational boost for all, Ms McKeague added.“We have a standard to keep up now. It will make the students want to aim higher.”“I have to give credit to the students in previous years. Without their hard work you wouldn’t get to this high level. We have such fantastic motivated students who put in great work on their projects.” The new TY classes can look forward to another year ahead implementing innovative ideas to benefit the community.Nora Friel, principal of Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny and YSI Speak Out MC Dayl CroninSpeaking at the North West YSI SpeakOut earlier this year, Nora Friel, Principal of Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny said: “YSI has been running in our school for many years and it has been a huge success. It has provided our students with opportunities to make a difference, be innovative, creative, reach out to others, work together and change lives. The positive impacts of our students’ involvement with YSI has extended far beyond the school community.”YSI Co-Founder and CEO Rachel Collier said: “Our member schools which demonstrate an extraordinary and on-going commitment to engaging students and teachers at both junior and senior levels in social innovation action for a fairer, more inclusive and equal society, are presented with our School of Excellence Award. Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny, is one such extraordinary school and I applaud the dedication to social justice and innovation which it promotes by engaging in YSI programmes.”YSI’s Schools of Excellence Awards were launched by former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny in March 2014. Applications are now open for YSI’s Social Innovation Action Programmes for Senior and Junior Cycles. Visit youngsocialinnovators.ie to learn more about the programme.YSI Excellence Award honours innovation at Loreto Letterkenny was last modified: September 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:awardLoreto Secondary Schoolyoung social innovatorslast_img read more

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Duleep Trophy: Ashok Dinda soars into national contention

first_imgAshok Dinda’s performance in the ongoing domestic season has made him a strong contender to be selected for the national team.The Bengal fast bowler has bagged 52 wickets this season in eight matches, including two 10-wicket hauls. Whenever Bengal needed a wicket, they have thrown the ball to him and the gritty bowler has not disappointed often.The 27-year-old has grown from strength to strength with every outing and played a stellar role in East Zone making it to the final of the Duleep Trophy.He took seven wickets against West Zone and then single-handedly ran through the North Zone batting on the flat Ferozeshah Kotla pitch, with careerbest figures of eight for 123.Dinda is one of those rare pacemen who do not fear bowling on flat wickets. Instead it brings the best out of him, like it did at the Kotla.”If I have to get wickets on these pitches, I have to put in more hard work and sustain the intensity. It is easy to get wickets when conditions are favourable, but it is a challenge to take wickets on flat pitches,” Dinda told Mail Today.”For that, you have to be strong. I have worked on building my strength and fitness. This is the best that I have bowled in my career. The coach of the Bengal team (WV Raman) and my own coach (Atal Dev Burman) have fine-tuned my bowling. As the wickets kept coming my way this season, I bowled with more and more confidence.”advertisementDinda made headlines after playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in 2008. He got selected for the ODIs on the tour of Zimbabwe in 2010, but has played only five matches in his international career so far.”If I get a chance, I will have to maintain my performance. It really motivates me to hear that people are talking about me. It helps me perform better.”Sourav Ganguly has been one of Dinda’s biggest supporters and the paceman duly acknowledges the role played by the former India captain.”I have played lot of my firstclass cricket under him and he has been a guiding force. He always tells me which line to bowl and his suggestions have helped me improve as a bowler.”East and Central in finalEast Zone completed the formalities to enter the final of the Duleep Trophy on the basis of their first innings lead against North Zone here Tuesday.It was East Zone’s first Duleep Trophy final after 2005-06. They will meet Central Zone in the title clash at Indore from Sunday.The contest was all but over when East Zone took a 28- run lead Monday after Ashok Dinda’s burst. Manish Vardhan (125) and Anustup Majumdar (144) helped themselves to centuries as East Zone declared their second innings at 319/ 5 and set North an improbable target of 348. North lost two wickets and finished the day at 126/ 3. Majumdar and Vardhan shared a 251 run stand.Brief Scores : East Zone 315 and 319/ 5 (M Vardhan 125, A Majumdar 144; P Sangwan 3/ 78) North Zone 287 and 126/ 3 ( R Dewan 45, S Dhawan 38; S Nadeem 2/ 51).last_img read more

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Environmentalist warns of a third possible Rubis leak

first_img Recommended for you Government ‘jumped the gun’ over Rubis leak risks Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Musical Legend KB’s Latest Save The Bays Release ‘Das What Real Bahamians Do’ Tackles the Silent Tough One, the PSA Related Items:environmentalists, leak, rubis, Save The Bays Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Bahamas, 23 Jun 2015 – A leading environmentalist has called for a full investigation into a third suspected fuel leak from a Rubis station in New Providence.Ecologist & Attorney Romi Ferreira, a director of fast-growing social and environmental movement Save The Bays (STB), said highly toxic and environmentally destructive substances may have leaked, or may be continuing to leak into the ground at Porky’s Service Station on East Street South.“What seem to be test wells, some perhaps recently drilled, along with mobile recovery tanks can be observed at the station,” Ferreira said. “It would seem they are attempting to recover whatever spill material is in the ground – whatever hydrocarbon it is, either gas or diesel – as part of an ongoing exercise.“This is precisely the same methodology that Rubis used at Marathon, they installed similar types of test wells and a recovery system utilizing the same types of tanks. In fact the tanks can be observed as a part of the soil vapor extraction system Rubis currently has running in Marathon, on the property of a resident who lives at ground zero of that disastrous spill of 24,000 gallons of gas.”In the Marathon case, public awareness was raised about the grave health and environmental dangers associated with the leak, but only two years after residents were exposed to harmful, cancer causing chemicals.Ferreira said the recently revealed Sandyport case, and now this East Street South example, force Bahamians to ask how many other leaks have managed to elude public scrutiny.“How many families are being slowly poisoned without their knowledge, while fuel companies and the government maintain their silence?” he asked.“Not only do these leaks point to a culture of poor environmental stewardship, they also speak to a fundamental lack of transparency and accountability on the part of both the company or companies involved, and our elected leaders.”Ferreira said it appears that Rubis and the government learned nothing from the Marathon case, and insisted Bahamians have a right to know when their health is being placed at risk.“Fuel companies and the Ministry of Environment have a duty to make residents and businesses aware of what they know, as soon as they know it.“This is what happens in other jurisdictions around the world. Why are Bahamian lives considered less important? When will our government officials take environmental pollution seriously and move to protect us from its serious consequences?“As with the Sandyport case – which itself only recently came to light through the efforts of concerned residents and businesses – STB calls for a full and open investigation of the situation at East Street South. What’s more, the people whose lives and livelihoods may be affected by this third possible leak should be informed of what the company and the government know immediately.Test wells at Porky’s“Further, we call for increased attention to be placed to the physical state and integrity of all facilities and infrastructure that stores or transports fuels and other volatile hydrocarbon substances throughout the country.“The time for playing hide-and-seek is over, government officials and fuel companies must come clean about any possible dangers to the public health and the integrity of our environment. They cannot be allowed to play with people’s lives.” Gov’t urged to deal swiftly with Clifton oil pollutionlast_img read more

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Commonwealth Athletes Show Strong National Pride and Commonwealth Country Fellowship

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games held Official Opening ceremonies on July 18, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, during which the athletes representing their respective countries participated in an “Athletes’ Parade.”There was buzz of excitement as the athletes waited to parade in this historic Games, the first event of a series that will take place in the Americas.Behind the scenes all of the athletes filled the old sports centre area, waiting to parade in the stadium in their national colors with flags and other paraphernalia.  With all the countries filling the sports centre one would think that the world was so large, yet we are all connected.  Many of the athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games already knew other athletes from different countries by competing in different events around the world or by meeting one another at boarding schools and colleges.Many more connections were made as they waited to march, as the young athletes went around trading country pins and showing respect and well wishes to their opponents. The vibe was a great balance of strong national pride and Commonwealth country fellowship.Story by: Sydnei IsaacsPress Release: BISPHOTOS: Highlights of the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017 Official Opening Ceremony, Athletes’ Parade, and festivities, July 18, 2017 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.  (BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)last_img read more

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Cars stolen for major robberies Anglican Bishop family victims of crime

first_img Related Items:#BishopBoyd, #heist, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 30, 2017 – Nassau – If there was any doubt, it can be erased because criminals are definitely stealing people’s cars to commit serious crimes and there was another example of that this morning in Nassau.    A Nissan Note was stolen around 5am from a security guard who was on duty.  Police report that three armed men tied up the guard and took his vehicle.Fifteen minutes later, another security guard was tied up and robbed of cash, his cell phone and his green 2009 Pontiac … the trio arrived on that scene in the Nissan Note in a brazen #heist where they got away – in both vehicles – with an entire safe.   Cell phone video of the safe was in circulation today; the person capturing the image was in shock at the size of the safe which she said was on Podoleo Street.Later  in the day, there was a report of a robbery at Thompsons Trading by a group of criminals who robbed Temple Christian School and stole the vehicle of Anglican Arch Bishop Laish Boyd.    The wall of the school’s office was hacked open and torn to bits.   Police confirmed that #BishopBoyd was not in the vehicle at the time it was stolen, but his driver was.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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I am leaving because I am bored

first_imgI have never read a suicide note that I would want to have written.’ -Edwin Shneidman, Suicide ExpertMorbid. So morbid. I have heard that word almost every day of my life since 2011 and I will pretty much have to hear it for the rest of my life if things go exactly the way they are right now.  No. I didn’t try killing myself. I had decided to work on suicide notes for my doctoral thesis. Battling through a course on autobiographies in Delhi University I recall guffawing at a certain author’s tale and whispering to a classmate – ‘He could have made all of this up!’ ‘No! He couldn’t have!’ came the response. ‘Why not?’ – ‘It is an autobiography. Why would someone lie?’ ‘If there is scope to lie, people lie,’ I shot back. ‘You have serious issues…’ she had said and the conversation ended because we were asked to stop talking. This was a M.Phil class mind you. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Autobiographies, I believe, are the best place to lie. You can make a whole world up and those (unfortunates) who read the work believe every word because this genre of writing comes with a herculean truth claim. Would you believe it if someone said that Gandhi lied in his My Experiments with Truth? No true-blood Indian would. He is after all our shield, barrier and excuse when we condemn. I know one person did not lie – that was Primo Levi. And that is perhaps why his Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSurvival in Auschwitz and If This is a Man reads more like suicide notes than an autobiographies or biographies or even stories. The bridge that would plague me for days to come was forged then. Suicide notes are private documents. A stranger should not read a suicide’s last words, it is just not fair. Marc Etkind says in his book …Or Not to Be, ‘This book of suicide notes is pornography. In reading these, the most intimate documents, you are a sadistic voyeur, transforming someone else’s pain into your own pleasure.’ Almost as a conjecture comes Hannah Arendt’s words – ‘Nothing and nobody exists in this world whose very being does not presuppose a ‘spectator’. In other words, nothing that is, insofar as it appears singular; everything that is- is meant to be perceived by somebody.’Etkind writes, ‘It was no coincidence that the rise in suicide notes correspond with the rise of newspapers in the eighteenth century. Suicide notes only became common when there was an outlet for them to be read,’ and goes on to say that every note he has in his book has been ‘previously published’. Etkind believes that suicide notes are written when people are at their psychological worst. He calls the content bizarre, rambling, angry and sad documents but then there are only so many ways to express pain. Pain, suffering, eternal melancholia seems to be the backbone of Literature. Perhaps, across the world there are only a few books that thrive on happiness and sunshine wholly. This written document that also comes with a truth claim (why would anyone lie moments before their death?) seems to bear a burden very similar to autobiographies. Are they literature? If yes – what genre? I may have an answer in a years’ time or I may not. But till then I can safely immerse myself in the morbid pleasure of reading about death and reading a lot of suicide notes. ‘…I feel certain I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those terrible times. And I shan’t recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can’t concentrate…’ wrote Virginia Woolf. ‘…I must be one of those narcissists who only appreciate things when they’re alone. I’m too sensitive. I need to be slightly numb in order to regain the enthusiasm I had as a child…it’s better to burn out than to fade away,’ – and Kurt Cobain burned.Compared to Sylvia Plath’s words from Lady Lazarus – ‘ Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels  like hell. I do it so it feels real…’ her suicide note was unimaginative and blunt – ‘Please call Dr. Horder’.  The poetry-insanity mobius strip did the author of The Bell Jar in ages before she actually killed herself. ‘But suicides have a special language. Like carpenters they want to know which tools. They never ask why build,’ wrote Anne Sexton in Wanting to Die.  This special language  is what fascinates me and thus my obsession with this pornography. Given, all suicide notes are not weighty enough to merit deep analysis or even a re-read. But then final words should be chosen with care, they are the last of what remains of  you. That little shot at eternity, ironically.  A suicide chooses to end life that he/she found unbearable but then they decide to leave behind something imperishable. Words. But then if someone had the clarity of thought to pen a decent note, would they necessarily kill themselves? The debate rages. ‘Dear world: I am leaving because I am bored. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool,’ wrote actor George Sanders.  I am still searching for that one note I wish to write if I ever do decide to kill myself.last_img read more

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Ban builders who deny housing on basis of eating habits MNS

first_imgKnown for targeting migrants from states likes Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has now begun a campaign against vegetarian population of the metropolis, especially against the builders who deny housing facility on the basis of food preferences.The party has moved a notice of motion with the municipal secretary department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), saying that builders should be banned from denying the selling or renting houses on the grounds of food preferences and their religious beliefs. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI‘We have received numerous complaints from people saying that they were denied flats by certain builders only because they are non-vegetarians. I have even prepared a case study in this regard.‘We are of the view that this is gross injustice as 99 per cent of the people who are denied flats happen to be Maharashtrians,’ MNS corporator Sandeep Deshpande, told PTI.He claimed that it is a necessity to pass a law wherein it is mandatory for the builder to ensure that discrimination on the basis of caste or creed is not done while selling or renting properties. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: Kovind‘If the builder flouts norms, all the permissions taken by the builder from BMC will then be revoked,’ he said.‘When we protest against migrants from other states saying it affects job prospects of the Marathis, people say we are violating their fundamental right to stay and work at a place.Now, when these builders deny flats, are they not snatching away the fundamental rights of people?’ Deshpande said. Incidentally, Congress leader Nitesh Rane too had triggered a controversy last week with remarks against the Gujarati speaking population.last_img read more

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CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in West Bengal in chit

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI is carrying out searches at 22 locations in West Bengal which are the premises of directors and promoters of New Land Agro Industries, one of the accused companies in a ponzi scam case, officials said Monday. The company was booked in May 2017 on the orders of the Supreme Court, they said. The apex court had directed the agency to probe all the companies allegedly involved in the ponzi scam being probed by a Special Investigation Team of West Bengal, the officials said. It was alleged in the complaint that over 250 agents, who had deposited approximately Rs 1 crore each, were cheated by the promoters and directors of the agency by promising them lucrative return. But the maturity amounts were not paid to the gullible investors, it was alleged.last_img read more