Demand for South Coast homes reaches fever pitch

first_imgThe launch of the South Coast’s ‘Bayside Apartments’ has been a resounding success, with phase one now sold out in record time before a brick has been laid.30 reservations of the seafront apartments were taken by eager property hunters after the off-plan properties were released online. The developers Roffey Homes have now released an unscheduled phase two in response to the exceptional demand.Properties were sold to a wide range of people, mainly owner-occupiers – many first time buyers, demonstrating the development’s broad appeal. Over 40 per cent are now reserved by buyers outside of the area, who want to take advantage of the stunning seafront location and amenities including their own private health club, private parking and concierge services more akin to a five-star hotel.Ben Cheal, Managing Director of Roffey Homes, said, “We’re delighted with the response to the launch and the number of properties that have been reserved off-plan. Bayside Apartments has really captured the imagination of buyers, with people loving the unique opportunity to live in a modern and stylish home in a prime location on Worthing’s seafront with direct access to the beach just metres away and a short walk from the vibrant town centre.”Local agents for the development are Michael Jones and Symmonds and Reading Estate and new homes seafront apartments South Coast Homes South Coast’s ‘Bayside Apartments’ August 1, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Demand for South Coast homes reaches fever pitch previous nextLand & New HomesDemand for South Coast homes reaches fever pitchThe Negotiator1st August 20180336 Viewslast_img read more

USS Annapolis Receives 2011 CNO Afloat Safety Award

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Annapolis Receives 2011 CNO Afloat Safety Award View post tag: 2011 View post tag: Naval USS Annapolis Receives 2011 CNO Afloat Safety Award April 11, 2012 A Commander, Naval Safety Center message announced April 4 that the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) is the recipient of the 2011 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Afloat Safety Award for Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic.Annapolis was one of 19 afloat units to receive this annual recognition from the CNO. The winning ship in each category receives a special plaque and official CNO citation. They are also authorized to display the green safety “S” flag on their ship until next year’s results are announced.In addition to an outstanding safety record, selected ships also have an aggressive safety program that actively contributes to safety mishap prevention, including comprehensive and professional internal safety reporting. Cmdr. John Gearhart, Annapolis’ commanding officer, praised his crew for their hard work and dedication required to receive this annual safety award. “We are privileged to be selected as the 2011 CNO Safety Award for Submarine Force Atlantic, fleet attack submarines,” said Gearhart. “This achievement is a testament to the committed effort toward high day-to-day standards and deck-plate leadership, combined with the consistent effort of the crew to maintain a safe work environment.”The award cycle, which runs from January 1 through December 31 every calendar year, recognizes outstanding contributions to fleet readiness, increased morale, efficiency and economical use of resources through safety.Commissioned April 11, 1992, Annapolis is named in honor of the capital city of Maryland and is the fourth warship to bear the city’s namesake. The first ship, named Annapolis, was a patrol gunboat (PG 10), commissioned in 1867. A patrol frigate (PF 15), commissioned in 1944, was the second ship named after the “America’s Sailing Capital.” Prior to SSN 760, the most recent ship to bear the same name was a major communications relay ship (AGMR 1).[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 11, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Annapolis Share this article View post tag: award View post tag: receives View post tag: Afloat View post tag: News by topic View post tag: safety View post tag: USS Training & Education View post tag: CNOlast_img read more

Speech: Preventing Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

first_imgThank you very much indeed Madam President and thank you to that High Representative for her briefing and for all the work that she is doing on this with her team, and also through her, can I thank the staff of OPCW in the Hague.Like other speakers Madam President, we remain deeply concerned about the escalating military action by the Syrian authorities and Russia in northwest Syria. This puts millions of civilians at risk and the Security Council will discuss that tomorrow. But in that context, why we’re here today: we are seriously concerned by the potential for further illegal use of chemical weapons in any Syrian regime offensive in Idlib. As other speakers have done, we reiterate that the use of chemical weapons is a breach of the Chemical Weapons Convention and it constitutes a threat to international peace and security.I was very interested in what the High Representative had to say about their review of the Syrian CW disclosure. I think she’s right to say that some important steps have been made in pursuant of Security Council Resolutions implementation but also right to say that there are some very important outstanding issues. As of March 2018, the OPCW fact finding mission had confirmed 13 cases of likely chemical weapons use in Syria since it was established in 2014. And in terms of allegations, the fact finding mission have recorded at least 390 allegations. After more than four years of work by the declaration assessment team, the OPCW still is unable to verify that the Syrian declaration is accurate. And we’ve heard many times that there are “gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies” in Syria’s account of its declaration under the CWC.These are substantive points. I think the Council doesn’t really understand why it’s so difficult to resolve this issue. If a Member state of the United Nations were acting in good faith under the Chemical Weapons Convention, these issues would be capable of being resolved. But we still, Madam President, find ourselves confronting them in this chamber, session after session. And I would like to state that the last report noted that the list of issues has even increased rather than decreased, and I would like to know why. And I hope that the Syrian representative will be able to give us an explanation of that today.Turning to the risk of the use of chemical weapons over Idlib and taking account of what the Russian representative said: Agatha Christie is a fiction writer. What’s fact, Madam President, is that the Syrian Authorities have been found to have used chemical weapons against their own people. So what we hear from the Russian Ambassador is an inversion of the facts; an inversion of the concern for protection of civilians that this Council has mandated; an inversion of what the rules based international order, of multilateralism is all about; and fundamentally, an inversion of what governments are supposed to do, which is their first duty – is to protect their people and to keep their people safe.And I just find it unconscionable, Madam President, that after all these years, in the hundredth anniversary year of the end of the First World War, that any government can even think of using chemical weapons against its own people or indeed against anyone else – whether they’re a small city in Britain or they are a country like Syria.And I reject everything the Russian Ambassador said about P3 aggression. What France, the United Kingdom and the United States are aiming to do is to uphold the rules-based international order. People who worry about action by our three governments should take every possible step to ensure that chemical weapons are not used and then there will be no problem at all. But we have demonstrated, Madam President, that we will respond swiftly and appropriately to any further use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and which has already had such devastating humanitarian consequences for the Syrian population.Once again, I join others in urging Russia to use its influence to ensure that chemical weapons are not used against civilians in Syria. Either Russia calls for restraint or Russia will be deemed complicit in their use when these weapons are used.And I just want to conclude if I may by saying I couldn’t agree more with the representative from Equatorial Guinea about the primacy of the political process and I hope that those efforts can be redoubled over the coming weeks.Thank you Madam President.last_img read more

Genius buys frozen pie producer

first_imgGenius Food, the gluten-free bakery, has bought frozen pie-producer Chapel Foods in a £3.5m deal.Genius is acquiring the operations of Chapel Foods and its gluten-free plant in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. The company will also create 30 jobs and boost production capacity, allowing it to add new frozen products to its range in the future.The move comes in the wake of Genius seeing strong growth in the frozen sector after launching a range of gluten-free pies with Chapel Foods in 2014.Roz Cuschieri, chief executive at Genius, said: “The acquisition of Chapel Foods will allow us to accelerate our growth strategy in the frozen free-from sector, as we continue to respond to consumer demand for gluten-free convenience foods in line with those available in the mainstream aisle.“We’re confident that the combination of Chapel Foods’ manufacturing expertise and established distribution network, coupled with Genius’ product innovation and investment in the site, will pave the way for future success.”last_img read more

Widespread Panic Welcomes Wally Ingram, Busts Out ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’ In Oakland Opener [Video/Setlist]

first_imgBeloved Southern jammers Widespread Panic took the stage at the fabulous Fox Theater last night, kicking off a two-night run with some straight up rock and roll. The band has been on fire of late, and their West Coast run marks the end of a lengthy summer tour leg. With two nights at the historic Oakland, CA venue, WSP took the opportunity to play some of their classic material, and treated fans to some highlights along the way.After opening with “Heroes,” the band played favorites like “Send Your Mind,” “Holden Oversoul” and “Weak Brain Narrow Mind.” The first set contained the band’s take on the blues number “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” played for the first time in over a year (7/3/15 – 76 shows). They also had a very special guest during the second set, as percussionist Wally Ingram joined the fray for a “Slippin’ Into Darkness > Travelin’ Light” combination. What a treat to see Ingram joining Sunny Ortiz and helping to drive those two great tunes.Check out video footage of “Blight” from the show, courtesy of MrTopDogger.The full setlist from PanicStream can be seen below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Fox Theater, Oakland, CA – 7/14/16Set 1: Heroes, Send Your Mind, Holden Oversoul > Weak Brain Narrow Mind, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Shut Up and Drive, Nobody’s Fault But Mine^, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues, Stop/Go, Dear Mr. Fantasy (70 mins)Set 2: Thought Sausage > Slippin’ Into Darkness* > Travelin’ Light*, Party At Your Mama’s House > Blight > Tie Your Shoes > Papa’s Home > Drums > Papa’s Home, I’m Not Alone, Blackout Blues (90 mins)Encore: Saint Ex > Action ManNotes * w/ Wally Ingram on percussion^ LTP 7/03/2015 San Antonio (76 shows)last_img read more

Open Collections Program continues to bring value to researchers

first_imgIn 2002, Harvard opened another online door to its vast collections via the Open Collections Program, an early effort to design web-accessible collections to support research, teaching and learning for anyone with internet access. The initiative posted 2.3 million pages of materials from across Harvard’s libraries online, which are still regularly used by researchers.With initial funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, subject specialists from Harvard’s libraries, archives and museums collaborated with faculty members to create the first open collection, Women Working, 1800–1930, an exploration of women’s roles in the US economy between 1800 and the Great Depression. Following the launch of Women Working, five additional collections were developed and made available online.“We wanted to push out to the world Harvard’s unique materials,” said Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, University Archivist. “It was the library’s first real experiment in creating a robust web presence that brought together, in a series of discrete projects, a mix of digitized special collections and archives materials from multiple units across the University.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Tracking the Sandman

first_imgInvestigators at the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, something that has not been possible with existing techniques.In their report in the October issue of the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology, the research team described how combining key physiologic measurements with a non-disruptive behavioral task gave them a better picture of the gradual process of falling asleep. In addition to being a powerful tool for future research, the system could provide new insight into diagnosing and understanding sleep disorders.“While our personal experience tells us that falling asleep is a gradual process, current clinical methods only define a single point in time at which one has fallen asleep,” said lead author Michael Prerau of the MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Management. “Our new research shows that it’s not simply when you fall asleep that’s important, it’s how you fall asleep that really matters. We now have the power to chart the entire trajectory of your neurological, physiological, and behavioral activity as you transition from wake to asleep, rather than simply reporting the time it takes.”The new method continuously estimates the degree to which an individual is awake at each point during the sleep-onset process. “This is a real paradigm-shift in the way we study sleep onset,” said Patrick Purdon, MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Management, the senior author of the study. “By quantifying the dynamic changes in brain activity and behavior during the transition from wakefulness to sleep, we now have a rigorous framework with which to study disorders of sleep onset, such as insomnia or narcolepsy.”To link changes in brain activity to loss of consciousness during sleep onset, the investigators developed a new, minimally disruptive way to track behavior as subjects dropped off. Earlier methods either required participants to respond to auditory cues, which itself could disrupt sleep onset, or actigraphy, the method of measuring movement used in most clinical sleep devices and consumer wearables, which cannot distinguish between sleep and motionless wakefulness.To get around these problems, the investigators developed an ingenious behavioral task that takes accurate measurements without disturbing sleep. Instead of responding to a sound, study participants hold a small rubber “stress ball” in one hand, which they are asked to squeeze with every intake of breath, and release with each exhalation. A special glove on that hand and electrodes on the forearm measure the timing and force of each squeeze. In this way, the participant’s own breathing acts as the stimulus, and the squeezes act as the behavioral response. Tracking how well the squeezes align with the subject’s breathing reflects a gradual process during which more and more squeezes are mistimed or absent. Measuring the force exerted by the forearm muscle reflects how the strength of the squeezing motion drops with sleep onset.At the same time the ball-squeeze measurements are taken, EEG readings track three brain-wave patterns previously associated with falling asleep: decreasing power in the alpha frequency range, and increasing power in delta and theta frequencies. The combination of all these measures is used to calculate what the investigators call the “wake probability,” an estimate of the degree to which a participant remains awake as sleep sets in.Testing their model in healthy volunteers over several nights not only provided more accurate results than traditional methods, it also revealed differences in the way sleep onset occurs in different individuals. Current clinical criteria define sleep as beginning when the power of an individual’s alpha-range brainwaves disappears. While seven of the nine study participants followed this pattern, two participants continued to correctly time their ball squeezes for several minutes after alpha levels had dropped. Only when the power in their brainwaves at the theta and delta frequencies had risen did both the behavioral and physiological measures indicate that they were asleep.“These participants continued to respond to the task, even though current clinical measures would say they were still asleep, which was clearly not the case,” said Prerau. “These results suggest that it is the presence of delta and theta power, rather than the lack of alpha power, that is necessary for the cessation of behavior. We may need to carefully re-examine the way sleep onset is defined, since behavior is an essential component of the story that is not measured clinically.”Prerau and Purdon believe their study will ultimately shed light on what happens in patients who have trouble falling asleep, leading to an improved ability to understand and diagnose sleep disorders, as well as to more precisely measure the effect of sleep medications. Their method could also be used to track drowsiness in situations in which alertness is vital.Prerau is an instructor of anesthesia, and Purdon is an assistant professor of anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. Additional co-authors are Katie Hartnack, Gabriel Obregon-Henao, and Aaron Sampson, MGH Department of Anesthesia; Margaret Merlino, Karen Gannon, and Matt Bianchi, MGH Department of Neurology; and Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, Johns Hopkins University.last_img read more

My brother’s and sister’s keeper’

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series discussing mental health at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s in recognition of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. Saint Mary’s junior Molly Smith said she first experienced depressive episodes during her sophomore year of high school. Since then, she has been fighting to get better. “I think this summer was a big point where I realized if I wanted to feel like I was living and not just existing, I had to really work on the issues that were keeping me sick,” Smith said. Smith’s struggle with mental health started with depression and anxiety but grew to include an eating disorder in which she restricted food intake, she said. “Looking back, [the eating disorder] was kind of a coping mechanism to the depression,” Smith said. “I think in hindsight, I didn’t really see how much the depression and all of that were controlling my life.” Smith said she underwent in-patient treatment during winter break of her freshman year at Saint Mary’s. Her subsequent fight to stay well had its ups and downs, she said. Her eating disorder resurfaced during October of her sophomore year, and her health spun downhill again. “It was a lot harder than the first time,” Smith said. “I think [it was] kind of the rock-bottom point of me figuring out that I really needed to address this head-on.”   ‘A common struggle’ Smith’s battle with mental health issues is far from uncommon. Between 6 and 12 percent of college students nationwide seek counseling services, according to the 2012 Executive Summary Report of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Dr. Susan Steibe-Pasalich, director of the University Counseling Center (UCC), said the top five reasons students sought services at the UCC during the 2012-13 school year were anxiety, depression, family concerns, romantic relationships and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Two factors contribute to the development of a mental health issue, Steibe-Pasalich said. “There’s a predisposition toward mental illness – a genetic, biological disposition – and then there are environmental factors,” she said. “Both things need to be present for you to develop a mental disorder.” Notre Dame psychology professor Gerald Haeffel published research about a risk factor for depression, called “cognitive vulnerability,” in the journal Clinical Psychological Science last spring. He told The Observer in May that cognitive vulnerability is a style of thinking about events that can be passed from one person to another. A person’s cognitive vulnerability can predict future depressive episodes.   Haeffel said last week it is difficult for most people to identify their levels of cognitive vulnerability, but they can notice when their moods are abnormally negative. “You may not be able to completely pick up on what dial of thinking you have, but you can pick up on when you’re feeling a little down,” he said. ‘Engage in self-care’ Notre Dame senior Zoe Jimenez said she struggles with anxiety. When she realized her stress level was constantly high, she sought counseling at the UCC. “Especially on this campus, it’s hard to figure out when your high levels of stress are not just regular … because all of us are very, very stressed out all the time,” Jimenez said. “[I realized my stress levels were extreme] when the anxiety started to seep into other aspects of my life, rather than just academics, [and] when I couldn’t stop thinking about work and the things I had to do while hanging out with friends on weekends.” Students can take steps to decrease their stress levels, Jimenez said. “Whether or not you think your level of anxiety or stress is normal, if it’s not desired, … you can do things to help yourself out – like running, exercise, yoga, meditation, praying, going to daily Mass,” she said. “These are all little breaks from life that we all need.” Steibe-Pasalich said students should also take other measures to preserve their mental health. “Engage in self-care,” she said. “Allow yourself to have good social support systems, good friends, people that love you and you love back. … [Also helpful are] letting yourself be vulnerable to others, giving up perfectionistic ways of thinking and ideas.” ‘A community that cares for each other’ Students should work to be active bystanders with regard to their friends’ mental health, Steibe-Pasalich said. “The whole idea is that you would not just stand by and let a crisis happen, but that you would intervene in an active way to help somebody to get involved in preventing an emergency situation,” she said. “It’s sort of [the] ‘I am my brother’s and sister’s keeper’ idea, that we are a community that cares for each other.” Steibe-Pasalich said if a friend’s behavior seems radically different than usual, the student might be facing a mental health issue. “Your friend who suddenly isolates or stays in their room and stops going to class and doesn’t go to the dining hall anymore, that could be some manifestations of depression,” she said. “Or somebody who has extremely excessive energy and hadn’t been that way, but suddenly they’re up all night painting their room or running around the lakes, and they just go … without sleep for more than 24 hours, that could be a bipolar disorder manifestation. “So any real change or very unusual or bizarre behavior, you might suspect that there’s a problem.” Helping a friend who has a mental health issue is tricky but important to his or her well-being, Smith said.   “I think the best thing you can do is just be patient with them and … express to that friend that you’re there if they need anything,” Smith said. “Obviously, if it gets to a situation where you feel like something bad may happen, … you do need to try to talk to them. And if they’re not willing to do it, maybe talk to an RA [resident assistant] or something, because it’s important that they get help.” Jimenez said friends should help each other to stay healthy by participating in relaxing activities together. “If you have a couple hours, leave campus, because a huge part of this is the environment and how stressful it is,” she said. “A lot of times, people need to exit a situation to stop feeling stressed out about whatever is happening in that situation.” Steibe-Pasalich said if the situation seems serious, however, it is appropriate to ask the friend if he or she feels suicidal. She said it is myth that using the word ‘suicide’ will put the idea in someone’s head.   If a friend does feel suicidal, Steibe-Pasalich said to bring him or her to a rector, an RA or the UCC. “I think direct and straightforward is the most courageous way to [approach a friend],” she said. “[You can say] ‘I really care about you, and I’m concerned about how you’ve changed, and I think you need to talk to somebody – more than just us, more than just your friends.’ “Or, ‘Let’s call and make an appointment for you right now,’ so you’re doing it right with them. It’s also good if you can use very specific examples about behavior you’re concerned about with your friend.” ‘Fighting to get better’ Ryan Murphy, a Notre Dame senior, said he struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder during his senior year of high school. He became extremely anxious all the time, was hyper-observant about his actions and refused to eat certain foods because he believed they were unclean. Murphy said receiving counseling for his illness taught him to challenge the stigma against therapy. “I think one of the biggest problems on campus … is that people tend to think that mental health issues are ‘These are broken people, and these are normal people,’” he said. “And that’s not the case at all. … Everyone is susceptible to anxiety, compulsions, depression, … just like everyone’s susceptible to the common cold. “You’re not broken, that’s the thing. You’re feeling something that is part of a normal human condition that can be helped and can be controlled.” A student who is worried about how he or she feels can call the UCC to share concerns, Steibe-Pasalich said. Students can also attend one of the Center’s “Let’s Talk” sessions, which are 15-minute, walk-in consultations the UCC hosts three times a week in locations around campus. Smith said people at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s are willing to help students in need of support, as long as students make them aware of their needs. “If you need a friend to help you do that, find one of your close friends who can help you,” she said. “RAs are great for that, too. “The easiest thing to do is to not say anything and to just try and pretend like it’s not a problem, but that’s, at the same time, the worst thing you can do for yourself. Everybody deserves to feel good about themselves and to be able to enjoy and take what they can from their college experience, and you can’t do that when you’re sick.” Students should not quit trying to get better when the going gets tough, Murphy said. “There is someone out there to help you,” he said. “There is always a way to get better, always a way to improve your life.” Smith said it is important that a student struggling with mental health issues believes he or she deserves to feel better. “If you don’t feel good about yourself, you don’t see a need to address these kinds of things,” Smith said. “You don’t really think you deserve it. “People should know that no matter who you are, what you’ve done, where you’ve been, you deserve the help. And you deserve to feel good.” Contact Marisa Iati at [email protected]last_img read more

3 questions with DCUC’s Anthony Hernandez

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Details CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Anthony Hernandez, President and CEO of DCUC for a quick interview with just 3 questions:(0:39) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(10:12) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(16:02) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?You can learn more about DCUC’s response to the COVID-19 crisis here.last_img read more

Things we’ve learned from quarantine

first_imgSocial distancing has been easy for only a few of us. For most, it’s been… difficult. Many of the CU 2.0 team have replaced a social life and recreational activities with work. It’s stressful, but we all cope how we can.In our limited free time in quarantine, we’ve learned a few things. Sometimes, they’re life lessons. Sometimes they’re industry insights. Embarrassingly often, they’re basic life skills. (Turns out making pizza from scratch isn’t that hard—or that good.)So, here are a handful of lessons we’ve learned from quarantine.That meeting could have been an email.Sourdough starter must be fed constantly. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img