Finger numbness and temperature in Antarctica

first_imgA group of new arrivals in Antarctica and a group staying a second consecutive year were observed over a period of one year. Differences of cold acclimatization in finger sensitivity was demonstrated which were lost within 6 weeks. There was no difference in resting finger temperature between the groups, but there was a significant fall in temperature over the year. It was concluded that some forms of acclimatization to cold occur only after a greater degree of cold stress than do others. Second year men showed the greater immunity to frostbite under the experimental conditions, but this was not proved statistically. The addition of drift snow to the ‘cold’ wind doubled the numbness induced in the finger. Under ‘very cold’ conditions drift increased finger numbness over six times. Provided sufficient time is spent outdoors, the outdoor temperature is the more important for cold acclimatization, regardless of comfortable indoor temperatures.last_img read more

Thompson, Aztecs defense lead San Diego St. past Weber St.

first_imgSeptember 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Thompson, Aztecs defense lead San Diego St. past Weber St. Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN DIEGO (AP) — Tariq Thompson had an interception and a pass breakup in the closing minutes to help San Diego State beat Weber State 6-0 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.Redshirt freshman Matt Araiza made a 34-yard field goal late in the second quarter and a 29-yarder early in the fourth. It was SDSU’s first shutout since beating Hawaii 55-0 on Nov. 5, 2016.The Aztecs defense allowed 154 total yards, including 35 rushing, and just five first downs. Weber State, which came in ranked No. 8 in the STATS FCS poll, went three-and-out six times, crossed midfield only once and punted 10 times. Jake Constantine completed 21 of 31 passes for 119 yards.Jordan Byrd, who finished with five carries for 50 yards, had back-to-back runs of 13 and 15 yards before Araiza’s first field goal. Ryan Agnew ran for 14 yards on third-and-9, hit Daniel Bellinger for a 12-yard gain on third-and-8 and then scrambled for a first on third-and-6 to set up the second.Dwayne Johnson had 12 tackles, including 1 ½ for losses, for San Diego State. Tags: San Diego State Aztecs/Weber State Wildcats Football Associated Presslast_img read more

Startup win-a-house website offers developers ‘third way’ to sell newbuilds

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Startup win-a-house website offers developers ‘third way’ to sell newbuilds previous nextMarketingStartup win-a-house website offers developers ‘third way’ to sell newbuildsFormer property professionals launch business that they say will succeed where other “sob story” prize competitions have failed.NIgel Lewis2nd May 20180827 Views A ‘win-a-house’ competition firm has begun trading that claims to offer developers a ‘third way’ to sell homes in addition to direct sales and estate agents.Win-Houses.com says it will initially run up to four prize competitions a year and claims they will appeal to renters who’ve given up hope of getting on the property ladder.Ashford-based former developer Mark Lockhart and fellow director Lucy Summers set up the company in November last year and soft-launched their website six weeks ago.They are offering those taking part in their first prize competition the chance to win a Turkish villa but they say their second will be a house in the South East of England.Win-houses is funding the purchase of the first two properties to “get the ball rolling” and then hopes to persuade developers to offer them either off-plan opportunities, or properties that have been taken in part-exchange or are proving difficult to shift.Lucy says they will not charge developers a commission to ‘sell’ the homes, but instead charge a fee to organise each competition on their behalf.Sob storiesThe model is different from the many other ‘win a house’ competitions that the pair  say are often “sob stories” of people attempting to extract themselves from difficult financial situations.Lucy says their model is different because they only require between 30,000 and 80,000 people to buy a ticket for £5, which means they can offer better winning odds than previous attempts to crack this market.Also, other house sale competitions either charge much higher ticket prices, or base their models on considerably larger ticket sales.Win-homes is based on Australia’s popular and successful home lotteries sector. Websites such as EndavourLotteries.com.au in Oz shift dozens of properties a year this way, but as in the UK must be charities.Few UK home competitions ever get further than a few thousand tickets sales which Lucy Summers says is because they have poor online payments systems, are badly marketed and are run by people with no property experience.house lotteries prize draws win a house May 2, 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

HMNZS OTAGO Keeps Close Watch on Millions of Ocean Miles

first_img March 15, 2013 View post tag: millions View post tag: keeps View post tag: Close Millions of miles of ocean have been under surveillance by the Royal New Zealand Navy in the past six months, and the Commanding Officer of HMNZS OTAGO is proud of his ship and crew’s contribution.“In six months, OTAGO has travelled 15,000 nautical miles, the equivalent of seven circumnavigations of New Zealand. We have conducted surveillance of around 12 million square kilometres of water, all part of New Zealand’s maritime responsibility,” says 32 year old Lieutenant Commander (LTCDR) Robert McCaw.LTCDR McCaw assumed command of HMNZS OTAGO on 12 September 2012. Almost six months to the day, he berthed his ship at Devonport Naval Base on 7 March 2013, chalking up the mileage after a patrol period focused on Southern waters.“In the past six months, OTAGO has conducted multiple fisheries patrols and conservation tasks as well as transporting a myriad of scientific research staff to greater scientific discoveries, including over 90 species of seaweed on one Sub-Antarctic island alone. The ship has also conducted two Search and Rescue operations.“OTAGO has operated across our entire spectrum of operations; within a week we moved from supporting Department of Conservation, to embarking special forces onboard for training.”The highlight of his command to date has been making it to Antarctic waters. HMNZS OTAGO conducted one patrol during the summer ice season, and confirmed there were no unlicensed vessels operating in New Zealand’s Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) region.“It was a challenge, dealing with the sea and weather conditions,” says LTCDR McCaw. “However it was really rewarding to interact with the vessels operating in our region.“We found some infringements, but we also saw crews making immediate repairs to rectify these based on our boardings.”“After a lot of training, preparation, and hard work, it was great to do a proper operation down there, and get some tangible results.”The Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) primary role is surveillance and patrol of New Zealand’s maritime interests, and they regularly support a range of government agencies.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 15, 2013; Image: New Zealand Navy View post tag: ocean View post tag: HMNZS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: miles Back to overview,Home naval-today HMNZS OTAGO Keeps Close Watch on Millions of Ocean Miles HMNZS OTAGO Keeps Close Watch on Millions of Ocean Miles View post tag: OTAGO Share this article View post tag: Watchlast_img read more

‘Violence and destitution’ at Campsfield House

first_imgDuring the video, Harris, a failed asylum seeker from Sierra Leone, recalls a violent incident he claims to have witnessed while inside Campsfield House, the detention centre just outside Oxford.  Nejra Cehic investigates the plight of failed asylum seekers in the UK,focussing on community activity around the issue in Oxfordshire. This investigation was originally filmed for Cherwell24 in Hilary Term 2008.center_img A spokesperson for GEO Group UK Ltd., which manages Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre, declined to comment on the alleged incidents of violence mentioned in this programme.last_img read more

900 students ready for Queerfest

first_imgOver 900 students will be attending Queerfest on Saturday at Wadham College, round off the college’s Queer Week which has celebrated gender diversity and equality.Scheduled to start at 6pm, the event has the dress code ‘Let it Go’. Organisers stated on the Facebook event page, “All are welcome regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity”.  Acts from Oxford and Cambridge are set to perform, including a cappella group Out of the Blue and Rock Q, a Queen tribute band. President Lucy Halton emphasised that Queerfest and Queer Week are entirely run, organised and funded by the Wadham Student Union, explaining, “It’s a huge undertaking and something we’re very proud of.” Of the importance of the event to the LBTQ community, Halton said, “it’s both fun and educational and really brings people together in a spirit of learning and solidarity.” The OUSU LGBTQ campaign, led by Officer Adam Ward, has been highlighting their own Bye Bi Prejudice campaign, which aims “to dispel stereotypes non-monosexual people face” as part of Queer Week. Ward congratulated the organisers, telling Cherwell, “they have done a fantastic job of planning an engaging and diverse itinerary.”First year Anna Lewis at Catz said that she thought “Queerfest is a great idea”, adding, “So many queer events are based around politics that it’s wonderful to have an event celebrating queerness in a more light-hearted atmosphere. The theme is unfortunately reminiscent of Frozen, which I’m not a big fan of, but I can’t wait to see the range of interpretations and costumes that people come up with.” Asked what she hopes the event will achieve, Anna said, “probably getting me very drunk.” Other events this week have included sexual health workshops, art shows, hair styling and open mic sessions. Wadham has also flown the rainbow flag as part of Queer Week. It was the first college to do so in 2011, inspiring at least ten other colleges, including Oriel, Univ and St Catherine’s, to follow suit in the following years. Some colleges, including Brasenose, drew criticisms from their JCRs for refusing to fly the flag.last_img read more

Caffè Nero roasted for tax avoidance

first_imgHigh street coffee chain Caffè Nero has come under widespread media criticism for paying no corporation tax in the last financial year, despite posting a profit of almost £23.6m.The company said in its annual report that it paid no corporation tax, as its parent company (the Rome Pikco Group) made a pre-tax loss of £28.4m for the year and corporate tax affairs were “evaluated at this wider group level”.When asked to explain, a spokesperson for the company said: “Caffè Nero pays all applicable taxes due in the UK.”Caffè Nero has not paid corporation tax in the UK since 2008.The company grew turnover in the UK and Ireland to £241m for the year to 31 May 2015, which was up from £222.4m a year earlier.Adjusted ebitda increased by 7.8% “due to the continued expansion of stores, maturity of younger existing stores and careful cost management in the business”.New storesThe company said that the 8.5% increase in revenue was driven by the opening of new stores and a like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 2.3%. Pre-tax profits grew slightly to £23.6m from about £23.5m.Caffè Nero opened 36 stores and closed five during the year under review. At the year end, it had 571 stores in the UK and Ireland and said it planned to open approximately 40 stores next year.Last month, it was reported that Starbucks, Caffé Nero and Costa pastries and sandwiches contain too much salt, according to research for The Telegraph.last_img read more

Vigil raises anxiety, depression awareness

first_imgStudents gathered outside Holy Cross Hall at 8:30 p.m. Monday for a candlelight vigil to kick off “Support a Belle, Love a Belle” week at Saint Mary’s. The College’s Student Government Association dedicated the first day of the week, World Suicide Prevention Day, to supporting women who suffer from anxiety and depression.  The day marked the second anniversary of former Saint Mary’s student Lizzy Seeberg’s death. Seeberg passed away in September 2010. Susan Larson, vice president of the class of 2014, said the walk of solidarity from Holy Cross Circle to the Grotto was held not only in memory of Seeberg. “[The walk is] to show support for our sisters and friends who suffer from anxiety or depression,” she said. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, roughly 20 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder. Junior class president Carolyn Backes, a freshman roommate of Seeberg’s, addressed the group of 47 women who walked in support of the cause. “It is only fitting that [Seeberg’s] memory be celebrated in action and activities that help others – particularly on the issue of mental health and well being,” Backes said. Seeberg, who would have been a junior this year, struggled with anxiety and a related depression disorder, she said. “Awareness of mental illness as a very real disease, as real as heart disease and cancer is a critical step in driving out the stigma that still surrounds the topic,” Backes said. Larson devoted a prayer to Saint Dymphna, the patron saint of those afflicted with mental and emotional illness. Backes said she believes the march is cathartic and crucial to maintain a close community on Saint Mary’s campus. “I think it’s a tradition we need to keep up because we are such a small community.  I was her roommate freshman year, so it had a big impact on me,” she said.  “It made me realize early on how much of a community and family we all are. The support on campus is part of the reason I am still here today.” Sophomore Anna Nolan said the transition to college can be overwhelming. “One is granted so much independence and has to cope with a multitude of new responsibilities while simultaneously losing … the physical presence of your support system, or family,” she said. Kristen Vokt, one of the “Support a Belle, Love a Belle” week organizers said she also felt very alone her sophomore year. “Knowing that others are empathetic and aware is comforting,” she said. “This march shows that there is a willingness to acknowledge the significant number of people who struggle with mental illness and aiding them to recovery,” she said. Vokt said the march is a symbol of seeking peace and comfort. “It’s supposed to be empowering,” she said. “It’s about letting things that burden you fall aside to find courage and being supported by those that walk with you.” Contact Rebecca O’Neil at [email protected]last_img read more

NICH Meeting

first_imgA new national initiative encourages consumers to add plants to their homes and landscapes for the health benefits plants provide.“Our goal is to grow a healthy world through plants, gardens and landscapes by increasing the number of households in the United States participating in consumer horticulture,” said Bauske, who led the creation of the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH). “Consumer horticulture includes the cultivation, use and enjoyment of plants, gardens, landscapes and related horticultural items.”Ellen Bauske of the University of Georgia’s Center for Urban Agriculture and her colleagues across the nation tout beneficial plant data based on research by Charles Hall, professor and Ellison Chair in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University. This research shows that hospital patients show less fatigue when plants are added to their rooms, and they request less pain medication.In the workplace, people report they’re in a better mood when plants are around. These workers take less sick leave and report less eye strain.In schools, students in classrooms with plants score 10 percent higher on tests than students in classrooms without plants. Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have less severe symptoms when plants are added to play areas.Indoor plants increase ambient humidity in dry indoor environments, and they improve air quality by removing carbon dioxide. Indoor plants also stimulate physiological and psychological relaxation responses.To develop a plan to share these plant benefits nationwide, NICH held its first national meeting June 27-29 in Atlanta. More than 80 people from across the nation attended, including Amanda Tedrow, the UGA Cooperative Extension county coordinator for Athens-Clarke County, Georgia.“The initiative fits well into our mission at UGA Extension: to improve lives through education, specifically about home gardening and horticulture,” Tedrow said. “It is exciting to see a national initiative based around these same principles, and I’m thrilled to see the rising popularity of plants across the nation. At the conference, I worked with representatives from across the country to think about ways we can improve our communities through horticulture.”More beneficial plant data show that:Plants in the workplace reduce employee sick time by 14 percent.Well-landscaped homes are priced higher. Homes represent 25 percent of personal wealth, so outdoor plants pack a powerful personal-finance punch.Americans are growing more of their own food. In fact, 25 percent of Americans grow berries, vegetables or fruit trees.Shaded roadways save 60 percent of repaving costs.America’s public gardens generate $2.3 billion in tourism spending.For additional information about the NICH, visit www.consumerhort.org. To learn more about the benefits of plants, go to www.consumerhort.org/plantsdothat.last_img read more

Meghan King, Christian Schauf’s Relationship Timeline

first_img– Advertisement – Her second chance at romance. Meghan King stumbled upon love again after her split from estranged husband Jim Edmonds — and found a perfect match in boyfriend Christian Schauf.The Real Housewives of Orange County alum was previously married to Edmonds for five years before Us Weekly broke the news in October 2019 that they had called it quits. The former couple share daughter Aspen, born in November 2016, and twin sons Hart and Hayes, born in June 2018.- Advertisement – As she continued to navigate her transition to single motherhood — and balance raising a family with exploring a new relationship — Schauf told the New York Post’s Page Six that he found his new flame’s strength “admirable” when it came to her divorce drama with Edmonds.“This is a 35-year-old woman with three kids under the age of 3 with an ex who is not that easy to deal with — and that is putting it in the nicest way possible — and then having every move you make played out at a scale she does, for her to continue to be positive and push ahead and have goals, and not let it overwhelm her,” he said in July 2020. “It’s really impressive to me.”- Advertisement – After facing a number of ups and downs in her dramatic split from the former St. Louis Cardinals player, King was ready to find The One — again. “I just want to hold somebody’s hand or get a hug and whether or not, in the age of coronavirus or not, as a single woman, I want to be partnered up. I want that relationship,” she said during an episode of her “Intimate Knowledge” podcast in April 2020. “It was never my idea to get divorced and yet here I am and I’m happier than ever now but I do want a partner.”One month later, King’s wish came true. Us confirmed in May 2020 that the former reality TV personality sparked a romance with Schauf, whom she later revealed she met on a dating app.“When I knew I had worked through my pain to the point where it wouldn’t define me or scar me but instead teach me, I knew I was ready to really date,” King wrote in a blog post about her budding romance in June 2020, describing her experience with virtual dating amid the COVID-19 crisis. “I shot for the stars and made a list of every last minute detail of the man I was looking for – my list was pages long – and daily I’d ask God to open my heart to the possibility of loving again.”- Advertisement – Scroll down to look back at King’s sweet relationship with Schauf.last_img read more