Morphology of juvenile instars of Ameronothridae (Acari: Oribatida)

first_imgJuvenile instars of four species of the oribatid mite family Ameronothridae— Alaskozetes antarcticus intermedius, Ameronothrus lineatus, Halozetes crozetensis and Pseudantarcticola georgiae—are described and illustrated in detail. Known juvenile instars of the family are compared, new diagnoses are given when possible, and identification keys to genera of known nymphs and larvae are presented.last_img

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Harding leads Weber St. past S. Utah 75-65

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJerrick Harding scored 27 points and Cody John 22 on 7-of-9 shooting and Weber State beat Southern Utah 75-65.Tim Fuller scored 11 and Weber State finished 28-of-50 (56%) shooting. The Wildcats led 32-26 at halftime and extended the margin to 50-38 with 11:31 left on a layup by Michal Kozak.The Thunderbirds closed to within five (56-51) with five minutes remaining before a 12-2 spurt by Weber State wrapped it up. Andre Adams led Southern Utah with 17 points. Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/Jerrick Harding/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball/Weber State Wildcats Basketball January 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local Harding leads Weber St. past S. Utah 75-65 Written bylast_img

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Another independent estate agency sells up, this time in Suffolk

first_imgAnother independent estate agency has sold up to a corporate, this time in the Suffolk seaside town of Southwold.Halford Wetmore has been bought up by the local Winkworth franchisee for an undisclosed sum, 13 years after it was first registered as a company.Run by Southwold’s longest-serving estate agent Daniel Wetmore (pictured, above), the independent has been a leading sales and lettings agency in the town for many years and is the official outpost of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents. Daniel, who has worked in the industry for 30 years, is also a Fellow of NAEA Property.His branch in central Southwold is to be rebranded as Winkworth and is to become part of the franchising giant’s local operation run by Jamie Moore and Kylee Cates, who set up shop in Poringland near Norwich in 2018.Winkworth networkSince then their business has been the fastest-growing franchise within the Winkworth network.Daniel Whetmore is to stay on at its new Southwold branch as a consultant to ensure a “smooth transition for the business and its clients”.He will be working alongside local agent Stuart Tricker who is to join the Southwold operation as a branch partner.“Southwold has a strong property market, which is particularly popular with London buyers looking for second homes, and there is no other agent locally that can provide a direct link to London buyers like Winkworth can,” says Jamie Moore (left).“Naturally, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to tap into this market and we’re thrilled with the support we have received from Winkworth to help us grow.”soutwold independent estate agency Suffolk winkworth July 16, 2019Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Another independent estate agency sells up, this time in Suffolk previous nextAgencies & PeopleAnother independent estate agency sells up, this time in SuffolkHalford Wetmore in Southwold is to be rebranded as a Winkworth branch although founder Daniel Wetmore is to remain with the business.Nigel Lewis16th July 201901,246 Viewslast_img read more

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Allied Bakeries boosts donations to FareShare

first_imgSource: Allied BakeriesRebecca at The Pantry, Stockport, receiving donations from Allied BakeriesKingsmill producer Allied Bakeries is set to donate 1,000 loaves per day to those in need in Stockport, Greater Manchester.The team at Allied’s Stockport bakery are ramping up donations through its partnership with redistribution charity FareShare.Demand for food has skyrocketed, particularly among frontline organisations providing food to children and their families, FareShare said.The donations are in addition to the 1,500 loaves per week that go to Stockport Council’s food donations programme, and over 1,000 that go direct to local food banks and charities, including Helping Hands Care Home in Warrington and Wythenshawe Food Bank.“We’ve always taken pride in supporting our local communities here, and when the Covid-19 crisis hit in March last year, it was our neighbours, friends and family stepping up to the frontline. That support hasn’t stopped and is now ramping up. There is an increasing need to keep the more vulnerable and needy fed throughout winter and we will continue to do so as much as we can,” said Carl Hampson, general manager at Allied Bakeries Stockport.The donations are part of a business-wide effort by Kingsmill to support local communities across the UK. It includes providing loaves and other baked goods each week to local hospitals, ambulance services, schools, fire stations, police handling headquarters, care homes and charities creating food packs for the vulnerable and food banks.This comes after Allied Bakeries donated the equivalent of over 2.1 million meals UK-wide in 2020, it added.“It’s undoubtedly been a tough year for everyone, but the way the team at Allied Bakeries have stepped up to help people across our communities has been nothing short of remarkable. They – like many others during these difficult times – have shown compassion and generosity which will be remembered for years to come,” added Councillor Elise Wilson, leader of Stockport Council.“This is a fantastic example of how a local business – in this case Allied Bakeries – the council, and other community partners have come together to help local people in challenging circumstances. The support they have provided has, in many cases, proved to be invaluable to our residents.”last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Kristin Chenoweth Eyes Broadway Return & More

first_imgKristin Chenoweth(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Kristin Chenoweth Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kristin Chenoweth Eyes Broadway ReturnWe have an update on what Kristin Chenoweth may be headlining next on Broadway. As we exclusively revealed, the Tony winner recently took part in a reading of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Will it go forward? “I think there is financing in place and I think it has to be a decision we can make and I have another show that I’m involved with about Tammy Faye Bakker. It’s all about timing,” Chenoweth told The Hollywood Reporter. Back in 2013 she revealed to Broadway.com that the long-in-the-works Bakker project, entitled Rise, was “a few years away.” Apparently the pocket diva’s expecting a revised script this August 1; we will keep you posted!Michelle Williams Circling Hugh Jackman’s ShowmanMichelle Williams, a 2016 Tony nominee for Blackbird and Broadway Cabaret alum, is in talks to star opposite Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman on Earth, Deadline writes. As we previously reported, Zac Efron is also in negotiations to appear in the Fox biopic musical about P.T. Barnum.Jenna Fischer Tapped for Steve Martin’s New PlayWe’re keeping an eye on this production, which is part of San Diego Old Globe’s summer season…it could have legs. Jenna Fischer (The Office) will play Corky, with Greg Germann (Assassins) as Norm, Alex Henrikson (Fish in the Dark) as Laura and Josh Stamberg (The Affair) as Gerald in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s new play Meteor Shower. Directed by Gordon Edelstein, the adult comedy will play July 30 through September 11 (extended a week because of popular demand). Opening night is scheduled for August 7 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Martin was recently represented on Broadway by Bright Star.Jeremy Kushnier to Star in Brother’s FilmBrotherly love! Jeremy Kushnier is set to take a two-week hiatus from Cirque du Soleil—Paramour on Broadway to film his sibling Serge Kushnier’s feature The Idea of Manhood. During the interim, understudy Bret Shuford (Amazing Grace) will play AJ Golden from July 10 through July 24 at the Main Stem’s Lyric Theatre.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s #Ham4Ham Love LetterAt Lin-Manuel Miranda’s final #Ham4Ham show (although we have a feeling that he’ll be back), Hamilton’s creator and star read a 1780 love letter from Alexander to Eliza. He also, below, wished “happy trails” to Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr., who both depart the hit tuner with him on July 9. What’d we miss?! Probably very little—Odom Jr. was clutching his Broadway.com vlogging camera!last_img read more

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The Occupation of the Slums and the Pacification of Rio de Janeiro

first_imgBy Dialogo October 15, 2010 Excellent analysis of the writer. In fact, what was missing in Rio was the political decision to confront the traffickers and expel them from territories they occupied. Fortunately, pressed or not pressed by the events to be held in Rio, the current Governor and his Secretary of Homeland Security have reached a decision. I just hope that the next governments will not resume the leniency which characterized the previous ones… With the decision to host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the confirmation that the 2016 Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, the government is making it a priority to reclaim areas long under the effective control of criminals. Strictly speaking, the forces of public safety have never been absent from the main slums in Rio. In all of these communities, a show was made of deploying military police, who are responsible for keeping order in these areas. However, the reality is that the majority of these police stations were gradually besieged by drug traffickers, creating a situation in which ultimately either the police officers refused to go out on patrol (due to the fear of being shot) or allowed themselves to be co-opted by the traffickers, accepting bribes, etc. Serving in one of these stations in itself posed a threat to the officers’ safety, because they were dangerously exposed when arriving or leaving work. In most cases, a kind of unwritten truce flourished, but in some places police officers from these detachments, opposing the orders of the drug dealers who owned the area, barricaded themselves in these facilities and engaged in daily combats against the criminals. These situations would become calm only when a large police operation would clean the area. Maintaining control over the life of the people in the slums is one of the foundations of the parallel power sought by the drug dealers. The poor areas are extremely vulnerable to criminal leaders, who, as we know, used to substitute for the government in many activities, including establishing their own police force. Normally, the drug dealers offer money for medications, common household repairs, funerals, sponsor recreational activities, provide favors, all with the aim of winning the sympathy of the local inhabitants who, due to lack of options, accept living under their control and collaborate with their management. The portion of the population that does not support them remains paralyzed and has to submit to the rules laid down by those who impose their will, enforced by an unparalleled violence that exercises rights of life and death over all local residents. Unlike the law of the state, which often shows more than a little tolerance to its transgressors, the law of the traffickers is rapid, extremely harsh, and imposes physical punishment and even the death penalty, normally carried out without appeal. Everyone submits, because open opposition, in the slums or in any other area controlled by the traffickers, is almost always settled with bullets, inside the trunk of a stolen vehicle, in a ditch, or in the microwave (as clandestine crematoria improvised with tires are known). For the last ten years, there have been attempts to occupy the slums. Unfortunately, the spirit of “reconciliation” used by the police in these special areas, strongly influenced doctrinally by the NGOs that defend human rights, was not able to eradicate armed trafficking in any of the communities where it was implemented. As came to be widely reported by the news media, the traffickers became more discreet in these areas, almost applying a policy of nonaggression, and continued selling drugs in the area and acting violently, particularly outside the borders of the area. Without trying to reinvent the wheel, independent of all the fine words supposedly supported by academic research and of the old politically correct pablum, any experienced police officer knows that in order to deal with this situation, two measures have to be applied together: prevention (in which we include all kinds of actions to prevent crime, clean-up programs, employment, public health, education, recreation, etc) and repression, this last normally conducted sporadically by the police force. To successfully occupy an area originally dominated by drug traffickers, the first measure with which the criminals must be opposed is combat, with arrests and a clear sense that such action represents the takeover of the territory by the state. A measure that transmits the idea that a new wave is coming into the area, leaving to those who do not adjust only the dispiriting options of being arrested or ending up in the morgue. It is not necessary to emphasize that such demanding police operations are not improvised. They are planned with the goal of making arrests, seizing weapons, ammunition, narcotics, are based on a vast amount of intelligence data, and try to avoid shootouts or any other reaction by the criminals that might cause police or civilian casualties. To carry them out, however, factors such as the physical and topographical characteristics of the area to be occupied must be considered, as well as the limits on the number of officers who can be used in containment/siege activities, in the invasion of the area, and later on, in the occupation properly speaking. The occupation of the slums as it is currently being practiced by the Pacification Police Units is in fact something that should have been done long ago. This is the right measure, but its results only appear over the long run. The Special Operations Battalion of Rio de Janeiro’s Military Police – BOPE (in Portuguese, “Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais”), when they moved to a new headquarters in the district of As Laranjeiras, began an exceptional program of occupation in an adjacent slum. The BOPE sought to bring the local population over to their side, even promoting recreational and social-civic activities intended for this public in the unit’s own facilities. In the particular case of the Tavares Bastos slum, despite the participation of several sectors of civil society in the project (including NGOs), drug trafficking was never allowed to coexist in the area and never ceased to be repressed in an exemplary way. Today, the BOPE’s work with this community is referred to even abroad, but the fruits of this work were not harvested immediately. There are children today who have never known the reality of co-optation by criminals and even who have never seen gangsters walking around the streets showing off their weapons; however, it takes time to convince people that there is another way. _ *VINICIUS DOMINGUES CAVALCANTE, CPP, is a security consultant certified by the American Society for Industrial Security (http://www.asisonline.org), a member of the security service of the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Legislature, and regional director of the Association of Security Professionals (Associação dos Profissionais de Segurança – ABSEG, http://WWW.abseg.com.br) in Rio de Janeiro. _last_img read more

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Reinforcing credit unions of their ‘cooperative’ roots with The Foundation’s Gigi Hyland…

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In this episode we are joined by The Foundation’s Director Gigi Hyland, as she discusses the organization’s latest project: “7 Cooperative Principles” (with a big thank you to Corporate One FCU, as well). This short video on the cooperative principles allows credit unions to leverage with their staff, members and community. The animated video discusses the benefits of what it means for a credit union to be a cooperative and goes into the 7 cooperative principles in brief detail.Gigi says the video is serves as a reminder to our industry that credit unions are indeed cooperatives at their core and it is meant to be shared over and over again. Hence, the posting of the video on our site (see below). Enjoy the chat with Gigi and go to The Foundation’s website and check it out — and pass it on! continue reading »last_img read more

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Home with stunning river views ideal for kicking back and relaxing

first_imgThe 3D Diakrit floorplan of 49 Nalya Crescent, Karana Downs.Marketing agent David Riley said Karana Downs was one of the few remaining suburbs in Brisbane where you could still find value for money.“Everything is still close by without having to compromise that extra space and privacy these houses provide,’’ he said. It is also close to the golf course. REAL ESTATE: 49 Nalya Crescent.THIS private Karana Downs home has been described as a riverfront oasis.Inside the home are cathedral ceilings, a fireplace, timber feature walls, and a sunken formal lounge. The view from 49 Nalya Crescent, Karana Downs. 49 Nalya Crescent, Karana Downs.The owner briefed the architect designing the home that it had to be a “pleasure to live in” .“I wanted open high ceilings and it had to capture the aspect of such a lovely location. “I think the house has definitely achieved that,’’ he said.The kitchen has white cabinets and tile splashbacks, and has European appliances.This room flows through to the living and dining area which opens onto a covered outdoor entertainment area on a wooden deck.From here there are river views.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019 One of the bedrooms at 49 Nalya Crescent, Karana Downs.The property has an in-ground saltwater pool.“This property was a great place to raise our family. We’d go kayaking in the river after school, walk to the golf course, play in the park, and of course the children loved having parties on the deck,” the owner said.“In fact, my teenage daughter often urged me not to sell the house because she wanted to buy it when she was ready to get married.”In the upstairs of the home is the main bedroom which has a sitting area and access to a balcony with river views.The main bedroom also has an ensuite with a spa bath, and cathedral ceilings.This room served as a real retreat for the owners, where they could relax.last_img read more

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TV watching linked to criminal activity

first_imgStuff.co.nz 19 Feb 2013Children who spend hours watching television after school are more likely to become criminals, researchers say. A University of Otago study found the risk of having a criminal conviction by early adulthood increased by about 30 per cent with every hour children and teens spent watching TV on an average weeknight, co-author Associate Professor Bob Hancox said. Watching more television in childhood was also associated with aggressive personality traits, an increased tendency to experience negative emotions, and an increased risk of antisocial personality disorder in adulthood. “While we’re not saying that television causes all antisocial behaviour, our findings do suggest that reducing TV viewing could go some way towards reducing rates of antisocial behaviour in society,” said Dr Hancox, of the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children watch no more than one to two hours of quality television programming each day. The study, Childhood and adolescent television viewing and antisocial behaviour in early adulthood, was published in the United States journal Pediatrics yesterday.http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/8320462/TV-watching-linked-to-criminal-activityCertain Television Fare Can Help Ease Aggression in Young Children, Study FindsNY Times 18 Feb 2013In a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers reported the results of a program designed to limit the exposure of preschool children to violence-laden videos and television shows and increase their time with educational programming that encourages empathy. They found that the experiment reduced the children’s aggression toward others, compared with a group of children who were allowed to watch whatever they wanted.last_img read more

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Don’t teach my kids about LGBTI issues… that’s my job (Aust)

first_imgWA Today 22 February 2016Family First Comment: Right on!  “When political activism starts masquerading as education, it is more than the school bell that should be ringing.”  As an Australian parent-of-three, I believe that I should be allowed to choose the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ I talk to my children about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) issues – NOT schools and NOT at 11 years old.The Safe Schools Coalition Australia program to teach 11-year-olds about LGBTI issues has begun.But many Australian parents, including LGBTI parents I have spoken to, are not happy about it. They now see their parental rights of talking to their children about LGBTI issues when they themselves deem it to be the right time now being eroded away.There are more than 1000 schools in Western Australia, 18 have signed up so far to the $8 million federal taxpayer-funded program so far. I have chosen NOT to reveal them.WA schools who have signed up include state primary and high schools as well as one leading elite private single-sex Perth school.When political activism starts masquerading as education, it is more than the school bell that should be ringing.READ MORE: http://www.watoday.com.au/comment/karalee-katsambanis-dont-teach-my-kids-about-lgbti-issues-thats-my-job-20160221-gmzp7t.htmllast_img read more

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