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Back in the black still not good enough

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Back in the black still not good enough whatsapp THIS should have been a day of celebration. Citigroup, the bank that teetered on the brink during the crisis, turned a $10.6bn (£6.6bn) profit in 2010 – its first profitable year since Vikram Pandit took the helm in December 2007. But in the event it just wasn’t good enough. It missed expectations for profit quite spectacularly, posting fourth quarter per share profit of 4¢ against Wall Street expectations of 7¢. Citi blamed tightening credit spreads, which it said wiped some $1.1bn off fourth-quarter earnings.Even taking these charges into account, Citi still underwhelmed at the top line, with revenues of $18.4bn against expectations of $20.4bn.Until now, buying Citi shares at a discount to the bank’s tangible book was a clever value play, but now Pandit desperately needs to show he can build some earnings momentum. There was a solitary bright spot, however, which bodes well for the rest of the sector: credit quality has massively improved. Non-performing assets were down 13 per cent, while the bank posted its fifth sequential decline in writedowns.In truth, there is not much wrong with Pandit’s strategy. He is investing in the brand in emerging markets and waiting for significant earnings leverage from improving credit conditions. All he can do is build it, and hopefully it will come. Sharecenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Tuesday 18 January 2011 8:40 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comlast_img read more

London Irish look to turn the corner after stunning Northampton

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Now coached by former Nottingham boss Glenn Delaney, their effectiveness at the breakdown and scrum went up a notch on Saturday as they kept their discipline to restrict Northampton’s opportunities.England prop Alex Corbisiero and Cai Griffiths, Declan Danaher and Chris Hala’ufia are all in the treatment room but will strengthen the pack further on their return.Northampton’s unbeaten record going into the game crumbled away on a surprising off day for the league leaders, after a brilliant start to the new season. Courtney Lawes was magnificent last week against Wasps, yet in Reading he was outshone by a hungry performance from Irish’s Jamie Gibson, who galloped in from 40 metres out for the bonus point try. In addition, Soane Tonga’uiha and Brian Mujati were subdued by Max Lahiff and Halani Aulika.On paper this was a certain victory for Northampton; 1st place against 11th, Irish’s defensive woes seeing them lose to Worcester the week before for the first time since 2005. Instead the Exiles stunned everyone watching – at one point they were leading 33-3 – and move eight points clear of bottom-placed Sale Sharks, looking to carry the momentum of their upset win into their Amlin Challenge Cup matches against Bordeaux and Mont-de-Marsan. READING, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Tomas O’Leary of Irish gets away from Soane Tonga’uiha and Lee Dickson of Saints during the AVIVA Premiership match between London Irish and Northampton Saints at Madejski Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) Crucial fixtures against Harlequins and Sale Sharks await them on the league’s return, but if Irish can replicate their level of performance against Northampton on a regular basis, they will not stay down the bottom of the table for long.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_ Slipping away: Former Munster scrum-half Tomás O’Leary impressed in Irish’s heavy victoryby Ben ColesIN A weekend of thrilling matches in Round 6 of the Aviva Premiership, London Irish stole the headlines by hammering league leaders Northampton Saints 39-17 at the Madejski Stadium.Before Saturday, Irish had conceded 180 points in their five opening matches, with a sole victory coming against Bath at home. Shaun Edwards was recruited by Brian Smith over the summer but Irish have struggled to adapt to the Wales defence coach’s new systems and as a result were unceremoniously thumped by first Saracens, then Wasps and Worcester.Smith had promised in the build-up to last weekend’s clash with Northampton that patience would be required as a new-look London Irish tried to find their feet. Figures essential to the club’s success in recent years – Bob Casey, Paul Hodgson, Nick Kennedy, Delon Armitage and Clarke Dermody – all departed from Sunbury over the summer, leaving the Exiles with the need for new leadership and talent.The recruits, including George Skivington, Tomás O’Leary and Ian Humphreys, appear now to be finding their feet. Humphreys in particular on Saturday was excellent at attacking the gain line and freeing Irish’s explosive backs, including England outside centre Jonathan Joseph. Many have criticised the club’s lack of Irish players over the years but with an all-Irish pairing at half-back of O’Leary and Humphreys, they could in time possess one of the most effective 9-10 combinations in the league.As much as Humphreys and O’Leary were important on Saturday, Irish’s pack also showed a huge improvement in matching the Saints set of forwards at the scrum and lineout.last_img read more

Still green and still great: Tree City USA program marks 40…

first_img Homes with trees as part of their landscaping are worth more. A study by the U.S. Forest Service found homes with trees between the sidewalk and street sold for $7,130 more, on average, than homes that didn’t have trees by the street.Apple computers, U2, “Rocky” and two national football teams — of all the things that turn 40 in 2016, none have transformed the American landscape as definitively and beautifully as the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program. Since its inception with partners from the National Association of State Foresters and the United States Forest Service in 1976, the program has supported and recognized tree sustainability programs in more than 3,400 American cities, inhabited by more than 135 million people. Apopka is among the cities involved in the Tree City program.The thousands of Tree City USA municipalities meet core standards of sound urban forestry management, including:* Having a tree board or department charged with caring for the community’s trees.* Adopting a tree ordinance that provides clear guidance for planting, maintaining and removing trees in public spaces like parks and along streets.* Spending at least $2 per citizen on a community forestry program.* Observing Arbor Day with a formalized Arbor Day celebration.“Meeting these core standards means a community is committed to keeping its trees healthy and public spaces green,” says Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens make smart investments in urban forests. Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”Not only does the Tree City USA designation make communities beautiful, other benefits include:* Homes with trees as part of their landscaping are worth more. A study by the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Station in Portland, Oregon found homes with trees between the sidewalk and street sold for $7,130 more, on average, than homes that didn’t have trees by the street. What’s more, neighboring homes see their home values boosted more than $1,600, even though the trees aren’t on their property.* Trees make shoppers happy; a study published in the Journal of Forestry found surveyed shoppers viewed retail locations with trees to be more appealing than those without, and were willing to spend more for goods and services where trees were present.Apopka is among the 3,400 cities involved in the Tree City program.* Due to their calming effect, trees are thought to help make neighborhoods safer, and multiple studies show communities with more trees have fewer incidences of violence.* Trees can improve a community’s energy efficiency and air quality, control storm water runoff, reduce flooding risks and make public areas more beautiful and appealing.Trees can improve a community’s energy efficiency and air quality, control storm water runoff, reduce flooding risks and make public areas more beautiful and appealing.Any community meeting the program’s four core standards is eligible to become a Tree City, and 16of the current 3,400-plus participating communities are celebrating their 40th anniversary with the program.The smallest tree city is Sibley, North Dakota with a population of just 28 people, and the largest is New York, with a population of more than 8.4 million. Ohio is the state with the most Tree Cities — 242. Every state has at least one Tree City.Although 3,400 active communities are already Tree Cities, there is still work to be done. The Arbor Day Foundation’s website offers information, advice, resources and an online application form to help communities become a part of this 40-year success story. To learn more about the Tree City USA program, visit www.arborday.org. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSTree City USA Previous articleRelax and engage: 4 ways to learn on vacationNext articleWarning – Deadly “Super Pill” Found in Central Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Argentina coach says they are committed to playing attacking rugby

first_imgFriday Aug 26, 2016 Argentina coach says they are committed to playing attacking rugby Argentina’s coach says that they remain committed to their attacking World Cup style as they continue to learn how to close out big games. The Pumas host South Africa in Salta this weekend in their second Rugby Championship 2016 match. Next month they will return to Twickenham to take on Australia in the final round of The Rugby Championship, on October 8, the first time the tournament has been staged in the Northern Hemisphere.They opened this year’s series with a 30-23 defeat in South Africa despite holding a 23-13 lead 10 minutes from time after great tries from Matias Orlando and Santiago Cordero.The two sides meet again this weekend in Salta.Argentina Team to face South Africa on Saturday, 27 August:15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Santiago Cordero, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Juan Martín Hernández, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Felipe Arregui, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Javier Ortega Desio, 21 Tomas Cubelli, 22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 23 Lucas González AmorosinoHead Coach Daniel Hourcade believes past experiences – like the World Cup semi final defeat to the Wallabies last year – will help his team continue their growth.“We left the field with nothing else to give, and we lost against a great team,” said Hourcade.“This experience was a strong lesson for us, we were beaten by a great rival but I believe it was the price we paid for our inexperience. And today, that inexperience has turned into experience. So we hope it has a positive effect in our future performance. “You learn from your defeats, maybe even more than from your victories. Going back to that semi final, I think that match made us grow a lot and it will surely be of great help to face what is to come.“In order to win more matches in The Rugby Championship, we need to play to the limit of our possibilities.“We are well aware that we still have to work to be at the level of the other teams participating in the tournament, but we also know that we are capable of playing good rugby and, as a consequence, perhaps we will get to achieve victories.”Doing so at Twickenham – in the rematch against World Cup semi final rivals Australia – would be extra special. “It is incredible [playing at Twickenham], a great honour indeed. It will surely be fantastic to play at that stadium, and special for rugby worldwide,” he added.We’ve teamed up with the event and are able to offer you 25% off Adult Category A and B top price tickets when you purchase online at www.ticketmaster.co.ukRegular ticket prices are as follows: £45 for adults, £25 for children (U16) and a family package (2 adults & 2 children) for £115. (Booking fees apply).NOTE: Remember to input the code RUGBYDUMP to redeem your 25% off discountADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

33 m² flat / Studio Bazi

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889607/33-m2-flat-studio-bazi Clipboard Architects: Studio Bazi Area Area of this architecture project Korea, Republic of Year:  33 m² flat / Studio Bazi CopyAbout this officeStudio BaziOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMoscowRussiaPublished on February 27, 2018Cite: “33 m² flat / Studio Bazi” 27 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Polina Poludkina+ 34Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs:  Polina Poludkina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Fritz Hansen, Santa & Cole, Thonet, Villeroy & Boch, Lehni, Mücke melder, WILDE+SPIETHSave this picture!© Polina PoludkinaRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. 33 m² flat – a compact multifunctional flat by Studio Bazi. The project was commisioned by a client, a single man who wanted to update and transform the interior of the 33 square metre flat, so it was a place with all facilities to meet the modern human needs. The flat is located in a historic house in centre of Moscow.Save this picture!SchemePrecisely organised blocks including a kitchen and laundry, bookshelf, pull out wardrobe and storage, have been slotted into this apartment.Save this picture!© Polina PoludkinaThe bookshelf is designed along the entire wall in a space between the kitchen block and the windows.  In order to leave the window free of any obstacle for opening, a deepening was made in the structure of the bookshelf at the intersection of the wall and the window. Thus, there is a place for hanging chairs for guests.Save this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!Plan 2Stainless steel legs are embedded in the structure of bookshelf to endure loads of its weight and books, as original walls had become old and tired and may not withstand loads.Save this picture!© Polina PoludkinaThe oak block contains a kitchen, hidden behind folding doors with plenty of storage for all client needs including a vegetable unit with ventilation, plate holder, pullout table and refrigrator.next to the kitchen block a wardrobe with washing machine, cleaning and laundry accessories are placed.A curtain embedded in this block separates the bedroom and bathroom from the living zone making them more cosy and private.Save this picture!© Polina PoludkinaUsing product design knowledge, each element of the kitchen has been designed, prototyped and built. A round window in the small bathroom gives a view of the street making it more open.  Next to the shower room, a white painted block containing pullout wardrobe integrated under the stair. The furniture used in this flat is mostly designed in 1930’s.vSave this picture!© Polina PoludkinaProject gallerySee allShow lessAgricultural Training Center / Studio AdvaitaSelected ProjectsHat House / FUMIASO ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATESSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Moscow, RussiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs ArchDailycenter_img “COPY” CopyApartments•Moscow, Korea, Republic of 2017 “COPY” Apartments 33 m² flat / Studio BaziSave this projectSave33 m² flat / Studio Bazi Area:  33 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889607/33-m2-flat-studio-bazi Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

A message for the Games Makers from Eddie Izzard

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity Volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Eddie Izzard, official cheerleader for the Games Makers of London 2012, is urging the volunteers to get involved again with their local sports clubs.He is Patron of Join In. “The Games Makers”, he says. “They’re back. And this time, it’s local.”www.Joininuk.org Advertisement  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 February 2013 | News A message for the Games Makers from Eddie Izzardlast_img read more

Study Shows Disparities Among Older Households

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Study Shows Disparities Among Older Households Harvard University housing study Housing Trends senior housing 2020-12-18 Cristin Espinosa December 18, 2020 1,128 Views Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Households aged 65 and over are the fastest-growing demographic, according to data in the “State of the Nation’s Housing” report published by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS).The new report found the number of households aged 65 and over increased at an annual rate of nearly one million between 2014 and 2019, increasing this demographic’s percentage share from 24% to 26%. In comparison, households under age 45 grew by a total of one million over the same period. The report forecasted that the U.S. population in the age 75 and over bracket will increase from 23 million to over 34 million people over the next decade, a 48% increase.This older demographic has also made its presence known in the housing market. While the 2019 national homeownership rate was 64.6%, the rate among older households was 78.6%, with the number of older homeowners rising by more than 2.5 million between 2016 and 2019. On the rental side of housing, adults ages 55 and over were responsible for roughly two-thirds of rental housing growth from 2004 to 2019 and now constitutes more than 13.2 million, or 30%, of all renter households.However, the report also found that not all older households were enjoying the benefits of homeownership equally.“Racial/ethnic disparities in homeownership rates persist among older households,” stated Jennifer Molinsky, JCHS Senior Research Associate, in a blog posting. “Over the last decade, the homeownership gap between white and Black older households has widened, climbing from 16 percentage points in 2009 to over 19 percentage points in 2016, where it has remained, according to the Current Population Surveys. The white-Hispanic ownership gap is nearly as large and has not changed substantially over the decade. The gap between white and Asian older adults has narrowed somewhat since 2009 but still exceeds 13 percentage points.”Molinsky added that older homeowners are also carrying mortgage debt, doubling between 1898 and 2019 from 21% to 42%. Among homeowners aged 80 and over, 27% carried mortgage debt in 2019, compared with only 3% percent 20 years earlier.“Even before the pandemic, a record number of older households were cost-burdened,” Molinsky said. In 2019, the number of older adult households paying more than a third of their income for housing reached an all-time high of 10.2 million. Fully half this group was severely burdened, spending more than 50% of their income on housing. Cost burdens are higher at older ages, for renters, and for owners with mortgages.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post Previous: Move-In Ready Homes Spark Bidding Wars Next: Q3 Shows Signs of Effective Foreclosure Prevention Actions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Study Shows Disparities Among Older Households The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img About Author: Phil Hall Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Harvard University housing study Housing Trends senior housing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Town of Ithaca, HeatSmart Tompkins launch joint campaign for clean home energy

first_img Matt Butler This is a community announcement from the Town of Ithaca and HeatSmart Tompkins. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email [email protected] Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butler Tagged: clean heat, clean home energy, heatsmart tompkins, the good stuff, town of ithaca center_img ITHACA, N.Y.—The Town of Ithaca is excited to partner with HeatSmart Tompkins on a Campaign for Clean Heating and Cooling that will run through August 2021. The campaign offers free assessments for energy improvements in homes and businesses, access to pre-vetted installers, and financial incentives. Participating buildings will see greater comfort, improved air quality, energy and cost savings, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The campaign supports the Town’s Green New Deal goal of an equitable transition to carbon neutrality by 2030.Want to Lower Your Home Energy Bills? Right now, generous financial incentives are available to low- and moderate-income households for insulation and air sealing, energy efficient heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters.Here’s how it works. Sign up with HeatSmart via this quick and easy form to get a free assessment for home energy improvements such as insulation, heat pumps, and hybrid water heaters.Want to learn more? The Town of Ithaca is hosting a Clean Heating and Cooling webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 7 p.m. Register at this link.Still have questions? Email Nick Goldsmith, Sustainability Planner, at [email protected] Your government news is made possible with support from:last_img read more

Construction workers fail to find work-life balance

first_img Comments are closed. The famous builders’ tea break is becoming a thing of the past as workers inthe construction industry find themselves under increasing pressure at work,research for the DTI finds. A survey for the Department of Trade and Industry’s Work-Life BalanceCampaign reveals that the majority of construction industry workers are doingovertime or skipping breaks because of the demands of their job. More than a quarter of the respondents to the poll in Building Magazineestimate they are doing up to five hours overtime a week, 40 per cent betweenfive and 10 hours, 24 per cent between 10 and 15 hours and 9 per cent over 15hours. The research also reveals that more than 80 per cent of company owners wouldconsider offering their staff flexible working options if they thought thiswould increase productivity levels and increase morale. Nearly two-thirds ofemployers in the sector report they already have flexible working practices. Part-time working is the most popular flexible working practice with 40 percent of employers providing this option to some staff, followed by flexitime on39 per cent and staggered hours on 27 per cent. More than half of the 180respondents reveal they would be interested in using flexible working practicesto attract more women to the business. Adrian Barrick, editor of Building Magazine, said the survey shows there isa need for the construction industry to start to embrace flexible workingwherever possible. “In the macho world of construction, work invariablycomes before partners and children – but long hours working puts anunsustainable strain on all staff whether they have caring responsibilities ornot,” he said. “As an industry we have fallen behind other sectors in addressing thisissue and it is more important than ever to hold on to good staff.” www.dti.gov.ukBy Ben Willmott Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Construction workers fail to find work-life balanceOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

On the use of satellite observations to fill gaps in the Halley Station total ozone record [in review]

first_imgMeasurements by the Dobson ozone spectrophotometer at the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Halley research station form a record of Antarctic total column ozone that dates back to 1956. Due to its location, length, and completeness, the record has been, and continues to be, uniquely important for studies of long-term changes in Antarctic ozone. However, a crack in the ice shelf on which it resides forced the station to abruptly close, leading to a gap of two ozone hole seasons in its historic record. We develop and test a method for filling in the record of Halley total ozone by combining and adjusting overpass data from a range of different satellite instruments. Tests suggest that our method reproduces the monthly ground-based Dobson total ozone values to within an average of 2 Dobson units. We show that our approach improves on the overall performance as compared to simply using the raw satellite average or data from a single satellite instrument. The method also provides a check on the consistency of the provisional data from the automated Dobson used at Halley after 2018 with earlier manual Dobson data, and suggests that there was a significant difference between the two. The filled Halley dataset provides further support that the Antarctic ozone hole is healing, not only during September, but also in January.last_img read more