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first_imgby Joe Wellington Picture this: it’s a Thursday evening and overcooking my latest tutorial assignment has left precious little pre-drinking time. However, not all is lost. By cranking the usual drinking games up a notch (downing vodka shots to the sound of Pendulum’s ‘Blood Sugar’) I find myself in a perilously drunken manner in good time to make The Bridge before it gets full.Abandoning my bike outside The Bridge, after undertaking what can only be described as a suicidal journey, I find myself in the queue. I am in such an intoxicated state that I no longer see the world as it is, but as a series of long exposure photographs with long streaks of light occasionally attracting my attention. No problem; I’ll just flash the Bod card whilst trying to stare vaguely at the ground.After 45 minutes I was out, to the sound of the familiar phrase ‘I’m going to have to ask you to leave.’ My only crime? Throwing a tray of drinks onto the floor for no apparent reason.I’m not bothered. One of my good friends has also been evicted, and we start to walk back, bumping into another college mate on the way. The next thing I know, we are all stripping off our clothes before plunging into the surging Castle Mill Stream, to the astonishment of onlookers.Someone cleverly took our clothes, and so whilst stumbling naked up Hythe Bridge street we are stopped by the police. I decide that I’m not up for a night in the cells and so make a dash for it, eventually jumping back into the raging river in a last ditch attempt to lose the police. ‘Genius,’ I remember thinking.Things start to spiral out of control and before long I’ve got a number of officers chasing me along the bank throwing life buoys at me. Then, with a surge of white water, I am swept under a bridge, where there is no space to breathe between the rushing river and the bottom of the bridge. Whilst trapped under the bridge, with my life hanging in the balance, I experienced life changing thoughts. Only then, when I was close to death, did I realise how utterly stupid everything I had done in the last few hours had been. Luckily I survived, and was taken to hospital with hypothermia.Now, let me evaluate the whole story, in light of the dangers of binge drinking. Firstly I would like to say how underrated the danger of binge drinking is. When totally drunk you are not in control of your actions, and your judgement can rarely be further from reality. University lifestyle is a dangerous one, in that to some students it is normal to go out two or three nights a week and get completely legless. This is a serious health risk. I’m not talking about liver damage – although this will result eventually – but rather the risk we pose to ourselves and each other when in this state. Clubs and societies really can be disastrous too, often encouraging or even forcing binge drinking through peer pressure. Freshers’ initiations (which are banned in some universities) are particularly dangerous, where entry to the club or society is only gained after the subject has drank themselves into a stupor.I’m not calling for any of these activities to be banned, but for them to be undertaken in moderation. In some ways, I’m glad that I received this treacherous wake-up call because it has shown me the error of my ways; it’s great fun to go out, have a few drinks and perhaps once in a while get drunk. But not to the point where you lose control of body and mind (as I did), and certainly not to the point where the pleasant evening out rapidly transforms into a survival situation.Joe Wellington is a Physics student at LMH.last_img read more


first_imgThe outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger, the county said in a press release.Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved onesChanges in sleep or eating patternsDifficulty sleeping or concentratingWorsening of chronic health problemsWorsening of mental health conditionsIncreased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugsPeople who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19Children and teensPeople who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors, other health care providers, and first respondersPeople who have mental health conditions including problems with substance useTaking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.Ways to cope with stress include:Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.Take care of your body.Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.Avoid alcohol and drugs. WILDWOOD CREST09 OCEAN CITY7201 Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions.Stay up to date on the coronavirus crisis as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int and the New Jersey Department of Health at COVID19.nj.gov.For additional information, visit https://capemaycountynj.gov/ or the Cape May County Department of Health at cmchealth.net.Editor’s note: The story has been updated from an earlier version to list the correct number of new COVID-19 cases. NORTH WILDWOOD36 WEST WILDWOOD21 TOTAL RECOVERED WEST CAPE MAY11 CAPE MAY POINT0 189 UPPER TOWNSHIP15242 94 STONE HARBOR0 CAPE MAY CITY113 LOWER TOWNSHIP16174834317 TOTAL ACTIVE91 TOTAL CASES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY404 WOODBINE7211202 SEA ISLE CITY02 WILDWOOD1118 The Cape May County Health Department on Wednesday reported 25 new COVID-19 cases, including three that caused the deaths of a 71-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Lower Township, and a 71-year-old woman from Middle Township.The total number of coronavirus deaths in Cape May County now stands at 30. Altogether, the county has 404 cases.“We are all profoundly saddened by this news,” said Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton. “Our prayers are with the families and loved ones at this sad time. The unfortunate reality is that there will likely be more deaths as the number of cases grow, which is why social distancing is so important, especially around our elderly population.”Following is a breakdown of the number of coronavirus cases and deaths for each municipality in Cape May County: TOTAL DECEASED MUNICIPALITYACTIVE CASESREPORTED TODAYOFF QUARANTINEDEATHSLONG TERM CARE ACTIVE CASESLONG TERM CARE CENTER DEATHS AVALON16 921 DENNIS TOWNSHIP7391262 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP2024124last_img read more


first_imgGeneral Fund revenues totaled $161.67 million for April 2011, and were $10.26 million or 6.78 percent above the $151.41 million consensus revenue forecast for the month. April year to date General Fund Revenues were $975.00 million or $11.91 million or 1.24 percent ahead of target. Compared to the same period for the prior fiscal year, FY 2011 GF results are 10.38 percent ahead of FY 2010, but remain below the pre-recession FY 2008 results by -5.29 percent. Secretary of Administration Jeb Spaulding released the April 2011 General Fund Revenue results today. April is the tenth month of fiscal year (FY) 2011.Secretary Spaulding said, ‘With two months remaining in the current fiscal year, we are hopeful that we will be able to maintain our above target results through the end of the year. We do, however, recognize that external events, such as the escalation in fuel prices or adverse weather impacts, could dampen the pace of economic recovery and affect our revenues. We caution against concluding, at this point, that revenues for the next fiscal year will be ahead of target.’”We are especially pleased to see the rebound in net Corporate Tax receipts… We are cognizant that external events, such as the escalation in fuel prices or adverse weather impacts, could dampen the pace of the economic recovery and caution against concluding, at this point, that revenues for the next fiscal year will be ahead of target.”Current targets reflect the Fiscal Year 2011 Consensus Revenue Forecast adopted by the Emergency Board at their January 14, 2011 meeting. Statutorily, the State is required to revise the Consensus Revenue Forecast two times per year, in January and July; the Emergency Board may schedule interim revisions if deemed necessary. Personal Income Tax (PI) receipts are the largest single state revenue source, and are reported Net-of- Personal Income Tax refunds. Net Personal Income Tax is comprised of PI Withholding Tax, PI Estimated Payments, PI Refunds Paid, and PI Other. PI Withholdings less PI Refunds accounts for more than 60 percent of the annual net Personal Income Tax receipts. About 20 percent of all net PI receipts occur in the month of April, about double of the receipts for any other month. Favorable net PI Receipts for Page 2 of 8 April were recorded at $109.56 million, $1.18 million or 1.09 percent ahead of the monthly target of $108.38 million. Year to date PI receipts were $463.23 million, or 0.58 percent above target.Corporate Income Taxes for April are also reported net-of refunds. April Corporate receipts of $13.12 million, or $6.29 million or 92.04 percent above the monthly target of $6.83 million rebounded from the disappointing prior month results. Year to date Corporate Income Tax receipts of $75.54 million were ahead of target by 7.99 percent.All four of the Corporate Income Tax components were above target for April, with Corporate Estimates Paid seeing the largest favorable result. Secretary Spaulding said, ‘We are relieved that April net Corporate Tax receipts rebounded bringing us slightly over the year to date target.’ The consumption taxes results for April were mixed: Sales & Use Tax receipts of $19.15 million exceeded the monthly target by $1.74 million (9.98 percent); Rooms & Meals Tax receipts of $10.08 million fell below target by -$0.10 million (-0.98 percent). On a year to date basis, the consumption taxes mirrored the mixed results for the month: Sales & Use Tax, $184.37 million (0.81 percent); Meals & Room Tax, $106.46 million (-0.14 percent).The remaining non-major tax components include Insurance, Inheritance & Estate Tax, Real Property Transfer Tax, and ‘Other’ (which includes: Bank Franchise Tax, Telephone Tax, Liquor Tax, Beverage Tax, Fees, and Other Taxes).Gross Estate Tax receipts for the month of April resulted in year to date Estate Tax receipts of $33.36 million, exceeding target by more than 125 percent. In accordance with statute (16 V.S.A. §2885 (a)(2)), Estate Tax receipts above 125 percent of target are transferred to the Higher Education Trust Fund (HETF) for scholarships to Vermont Students at Vermont institutions of Higher Education. Therefore, the monthly and year to date Estate Tax revenues shown in the chart below have been restated down by the $12.36 million estimated excess as not being available to the General Fund.Secretary Spaulding noted, ‘As part of an overall effort to rebuild reserve funds to address potential severe federal reductions in FY 12, the Governor and Legislature have provided that this year only the first $11 million over the 125 percent threshold will be transferred to the Higher Education Trust Fund and the remainder will be added to a revenue shortfall reserve. That will likely add another $3 million or so to act as a buffer against some possible federal cutbacks.’The results for the remaining non-major categories for April were as follows: Insurance Tax, $0.26 million (97.10 percent); Property Transfer Tax, $0.57 million (-10.28 percent); and ‘Other’, $8.67 million (27.24 percent). Year to date results for these categories were: Insurance Tax, $47.75 million (1.33 percent); Property Transfer Tax, $6.80 million (5.67 percent); and ‘Other’, $67.56 million (- 1.63 percent). Transportation FundSecretary Spaulding also reported on the results for the non-dedicated Transportation Fund Revenue for April. Total non-dedicated Transportation Fund receipts of $19.31 million for the month fell slightly below target by -$0.03 million (-0.15 percent), against the monthly target of $19.34 million. The year to date non-dedicated Transportation revenue was $173.86 million versus the target of $173.55 million ($0.31 million, 0.18 percent).Individual Transportation Fund revenue receipts components for April were: Gasoline Tax, $4.67 million or -0.34 percent behind target; Diesel Tax, $1.11 million or -10.01 percent short of target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $4.97 million or 6.94 percent above target; Motor Vehicle Fees, $6.94 million or -3.82 percent below target; and Other Fees, $1.61 million or 4.06 percent above the monthly target. The April year to date Transportation Fund revenue results were: Gasoline Tax, $51.03 million or -0.51 percent short of target, Diesel Tax, $12.35 million or -0.77 percent below target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $39.78 million or 2.47 percent ahead of target; Motor Vehicle Fees, $56.20 million or -0.92 percent behind target; and Other Fees, $14.51 million or 1.64 percent above target.Secretary Spaulding said, ‘The Transportation Fund overall is still on target, albeit we are concerned that the escalating fuel prices will negatively impact miles driven and therefore gas and diesel tax receipts could potentially decline.’The Secretary also reported on the results for the Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund (’TIB’). TIB Fund Gas receipts for April were $1.28 million or -2.91 percent below target; year to date receipts of $13.48 million were -1.36 percent short of target. TIB Fund Diesel receipts were $0.13 million or -18.69 percent behind the monthly target; year to date TIB Diesel receipts were $1.47 million or -2.86 percent short of target. TIB Fund receipts are noted below the following table: Education FundThe ‘non-Property Tax’ Education Fund revenues (which constitute approximately 11.9 percent of the total Education Fund sources) were released today by Secretary Spaulding. The non-Property Tax Education Fund receipts for April totaled $13.79 million, or $0.82 million (6.30 percent) ahead of the $12.97 million target for the month. Year to date Education Fund revenues were $128.35 million or 0.63 percent ahead of the year to date target of $127.54 million.The Secretary commented that, ‘All of the individual Education Fund revenue components were ahead of target except Lottery receipts; Lottery receipts have below target performance in three of the last four months.’ The individual Education Fund revenue component results for April were: Sales & Use Tax, $9.57 million, or 9.98 percent ahead of target; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $2.48 million or 6.95 percent; Lottery Transfer, $1.72 million or -11.19 percent; and Education Fund Interest, under $0.01 million against a target of under $0.01 million (170.13 percent). Year to date results were: Sales & Use Tax, $92.19 million (0.81 percent)`; Motor Vehicle Purchase & Use Tax, $19.89 million (2.47 percent); Lottery Transfer, $16.23 million (-2.29 percent); and Education Fund Interest, $0.05 against a target of $0.08 million (-43.03 percent).ConclusionSecretary Spaulding concluded, ‘We are especially pleased to see the rebound in net Corporate Tax receipts. With two months remaining in the current fiscal year, we are hopeful that we will be able to maintain our above target results in the General Fund and be very close to target for the Transportation and Education Funds. We are cognizant that external events, such as the escalation in fuel prices or adverse weather impacts, could dampen the pace of the economic recovery and caution against concluding, at this point, that revenues for the next fiscal year will be ahead of target.’last_img

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Among the many facets of this new way of working: a not-always smooth shift from officemates to virtually connected nomads who communicate and work via all sorts of virtual channels: social, mobile and video. A statistic that’s been reverberating since I first read it: by 2015, which is now, 1.3 billion of us worldwide will be working remotely. That’s about 40% of the global workforce. Another: HR technology alone is a market worth more than $15 billion. That’s a whole heap of screen time for your personal brand.In this virtual, hyper-connected and hyper-competitive culture, body language is more critical than ever. There’s plenty of coaching to be had, and data — charts tracking testosterone and cortisol changes and the like. But I’m still hearing questions on the why side from leaders, employees and brands alike. We tend to follow direction and get to a task because we’re team players in a fast-moving workforce: we take care of the who-what-where-when first. But in simple mechanical terms, why a soft skill like body language is ever-critical is an interesting question. The bottom line: essentially, we’re all onscreen. We’re on Digital TV. And the tech has its own impact on how we appear. continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgAccording to the Law on Tourist Boards, the Tourist Board of the City of Pula should adopt a program of activities and financial plan for 2019 by the end of the current year, and in order to include the programs of events and other events they decide to accept in the plan, the Pula Tourist Board program for 2019.Music and stage events, sports events, congresses and more will be co-financed. “Programs that are accepted in order to plan the activities of the Tourist Board of the City of Pula in 2019 will be funded exclusively in the accepted form, which will be defined in the contract, and the costs will be paid directly. ”Point out from the Pula Tourist Board.The deadline for submitting bids is 20.09.2018. year until 15 pm, and more details on how to apply and conditions can be found in the attachment:Attachment: TZ PULA / Calls for proposals for 2019.last_img read more


first_imgClubs in next season’s European competitions could be forced to forfeit matches if they fail to inform UEFA of travel restrictions in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, according to guidelines issued by European soccer’s governing body.UEFA said it would publish a list of known travel restrictions between countries before each draw is made. Clubs would then have to inform UEFA of any other unknown restrictions at least 48 hours before the draw, failing which they will be handed a 3-0 defeat.”If a club fails to inform the UEFA administration two days prior to the relevant draw of any restrictions other than those published by UEFA … the club will be held responsible … and the match will be declared to be forfeited by the club in question,” the governing body said. UEFA also said that if a club was drawn against an opponent that was not allowed to travel to the country then it must find a neutral venue for its home fixture. If the home club failed to propose a suitable alternative venue it would have to forfeit the game.The rules will apply for the qualifying rounds and play-offs of next season’s European competitions.This season’s remaining Champions League and Europa League round of 16 second-leg ties that were postponed because of COVID-19 in March will be played in the stadiums of the home teams.The final stages of the Champions League, from the quarter-finals onwards, will be played as a mini-tournament in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany. Topics :last_img read more


first_imgThe property was renovating before going to auction.The property has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double lockup garage.There are polished concrete floors to the open-plan living space downstairs and the modern galley-style kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, white cabinetry and a timber breakfast bar.Ray White Capalaba selling principal Lawrence Acaster said both the buyer and the seller were happy with the sale.Mr Acaster said the extensive renovations meant the buyer could move right in without having to do a thing to the property.According to CoreLogic data, the median house price in Capalaba has grown 4.5 per cent in the past year to sit at $465,000. The home at 2 Blaxland St, Capalaba sold under the hammerA FAMILY home in Capalaba has sold under the hammer after an extensive renovation.The property at 2 Blaxland St, Capalaba sold at the Ray White Property Expo auction for $565,000.It was the first property to be knocked down under the hammer by auctioneer Haesley Cush.Owners Shyree and Patrick Levings have lived there with their daughters Eloise and Grace for the past seven years.The Levings family said they were delighted with the result.“We had renovated this house within an inch of itself,” Ms Levings said.“It is completely modern now.“My husband did a lot of the work himself, too.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“It’s been a huge job and we are now downsizing to a townhouse so we can enjoy the lifestyle of the bay area.“We love the area.”last_img read more


first_imgION Geophysical has announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore the Western Gulf of Mexico using the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) data library. The Mexican Ridges 3D reimaging program is fully supported by industry funding and contains eight surveys covering approximately 28,800 sq km over the Mexican Ridges fold belt, the company said on Thursday.According to the company, fast track data is available now for the deep water lease round (Round 2.4) in January 2018 and final products will be available for future license rounds in the area.The Mexican Ridges are known for the complex geology and compressional folds. ION also said that, while there are many proven plays onshore and in shallow water, companies are looking for new play fairways and additionally how the known plays are related to observations in deep water.“There is strong continued client interest in Mexico and demand for higher resolution data following the historic Zama-1 discovery. With the success of our Campeche reimaging program, ION is expanding its multi-client data offshore Mexico,” said Ken Williamson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ION’s E&P Technology and Services group.Earlier this week, ION also announced a new 3D multi-client broadband reimaging program offshore Brazil.last_img read more


first_img Read Also: Man City ready to land long-term Man United transfer target In November 2018, The Sun on Sunday told how Pep had a car share with backroom staff. It saw the Spaniard, who arrived at City in 2016, travel to City’s training ground in a £28,000 Nissan Leaf. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Road hog Pep, 48, has damaged an £80,000 black Mercedes GLE, a £150,000 Range Rover, a £200,000 silver Bentley GTX700 and a £30,000 Mini Cooper. Authors Lu Martin and Pol Ballus write in Pep’s City: The Making Of A Superteam: “Today he’s behind the wheel of his black Mercedes. A source said: “Pep is brilliant at many things but driving doesn’t appear to be one of them. “He’s struggled with the roads in Manchester and had a couple of bumps.” Pep Guardiola might be the driving force behind Manchester City but he needs lessons behind the wheel. The Sky Blues’ boss has got through four cars since moving to the North West.center_img Pep Guardiola has ruined cars worth £460,000 since moving to Man City https://t.co/5a9nKiTiqn pic.twitter.com/pUMIvPckcn— The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) January 12, 2020 “He has a reputation from his Barcelona days of being a hapless driver and this is his fourth car he has owned since coming to Manchester. “His wing mirrors don’t survive for long and he’s also managed to fill a diesel Range Rover with petrol and mangle a silver Bentley.”Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest WomenMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals Here8 Facts About Sasha ObamaThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more


first_imgBatesville, In. — Two Indiana cities landed in the top 15 of a list of WalletHub’s “2018’s Best Small Cities in America. Carmel, Indiana landed at #2, Fishers was ranked 13th and Mason, Ohio made the list at #15.A link to the complete study is here.last_img