Major leak at St Catherine’s forces students to leave accommodation

first_imgStudents at the college have since confirmed that they have been provided with temporary heaters for their rooms. “PLEASE make sure you follow Covid regulations when moving over to your temporary room – keep your distance from others and wear a face covering. In a string of emails sent throughout the day, students at the college were told: Meal provision within the college has also been impacted, with no catering available to most students through to at least Tuesday. Those who are isolating will still be able to have food delivered to their rooms, although this will be “a frozen meal instead of a hot lunch”. Photo Credit: Kenneth Yarham. Licence:CC BY-SA 2.0. Students at St Catherine’s College have been forced to move to new accommodation following a “major leak” in the boiler room. The flood, which occurred in the early hours of Friday morning, required the attendance of the fire brigade to pump out water from the room. The college later confirmed to students that as a consequence of the leak, both the college’s heating and water supplies were damaged. Students in some accommodation blocks have subsequently been forced to move to temporary rooms until the faults can be fixed. “Do not worry about moving all of your things over today – moves can be complete by Sunday evening.center_img “Unfortunately it looks unlikely that we will be able to restore the water supply to Staircase 1 – 16 by the end of today. St Catherine’s has also promised to refund students’ Upay accounts for any meals which they had already booked and which will no longer be provided. Students in isolation who do not wish to receive a frozen (instead of hot) meal can also ask to be reimbursed. “Do not forget to check that all the taps in your staircase are turned off when you leave, this is to avoid possible staircase flooding, when the water does come back on!” “Staircase 17 – 19 is self-sufficient from a heating and hot water point of view, so I’ve made the decision to move the residents from Staircase 1 – 16,  who currently have no water, over to Staircase 17 – 19. “We have been working through the night to restore the college water supply after our main boiler house flooded.. “We will also be providing heaters to everyone in college as our central heating system will not be working for the foreseeable future. The heaters have been ordered and will be available for collection from the Lodge later this afternoon.last_img read more

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first_imgIf I had to sum up Justin King’s main attribute it would be ’enthusiasm’. I much enjoyed interviewing him for this week’s feature, and of course he has many other talents, but enthusiasm is a very infectious quality. And if you all share a leader’s vision you pick up on it and absolutely everything gains momentum. Yes, your vision has to be based on achievable goals, but Justin King’s vision to ’Make Sainsbury’s Great Again’ is going great guns and bakery has played a major part.The effects of the overall vision have been seen in the surge of profits and the share price. But it is also evident when you talk to the staff. Those of you who attended our Baking Industry Summit last year and heard King speak about his family and their bakery background will know what I mean about his enthusiasm. In this week’s issue he also makes some sharp observations. One of them is on bakery training and the lack of trainees coming forward. Bakery may be a time-honoured profession, it may have grown to be the biggest single sector of the food industry in terms of daily production and distribution, but it has been almost completely ignored by government.Justin King’s response to that dilemma: “It’s an industry responsibility first and foremost. I don’t hold truck with people bleating about it, saying something must be done and the government must do it. If we as industry wish to bake bread for our customers, because that is what they want, we have a responsibility to do our bit!”Well, there you have it. Sainsbury’s started its own bakery training apprenticeship scheme and it is doing really well. The company advertised a launch evening where students came along with mums and dads; the directors were there and bakers explaining what a great career bakery is.It’s a great idea and something that Cooplands of Scarborough does. Have you tried it?Elsewhere this week Northern Foods’ sale of its bakery businesses has gone through as predicted. It will be a tense time for the employees but new owners, investment company, Vision, may like to bear in mind Justin King’s own ’vision’ of clarity, price and availability. It’s very competitive out there; we wish them well.last_img read more

Harrogate cupcake maker lands Asda deal

first_imgCupcake producer Mama Doreen’s has won a listing in Asda following a tie-up with deliciouslyorkshire.The Harrogate-based business, which uses local ingredients from Yorkshire, will initially supply five ranges to the supermarket chain’s Pudsey branch: Sticky Toffee, Vanilla, Lemon, Chocolate and a seasonal range.Mama Doreen’s was initially introduced to the Asda buyer at the Great Yorkshire Show, where the business was exhibiting under the deliciouslyorkshire banner. At the regional food group’s awards in November 2010, Asda local sourcing manager Alison Hamlett was also given the opportunity to taste Mama Doreen’s cupcakes as part of Asda’s sponsorship of the bakery award.Director of Mama Doreen’s Jessica Bradley said: “As a small local business we would have really struggled to grab the attention of a brand such as Asda if it wasn’t for the support provided by deliciouslyorkshire.”Becky Boyes, trade development specialist at deliciouslyorkshire, added: “The deliciouslyorkshire awards have become widely recognised as a prestigious accolade in the region’s food industry and, for producers like Mama Doreen’s, it gives them the platform to meet and impress major retailers – such as Asda – which they would not usually be able to do.”last_img read more

Flags to half-staff to honor former First Lady of Indiana Susan Bayh

first_img Twitter By 95.3 MNC – February 12, 2021 0 166 Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Flags to half-staff to honor former First Lady of Indiana Susan Bayh Google+ Previous articleSome Indiana hospitals feeling the effect of the pandemic baby boomNext articleAnother snowy and cold winter weekend for Michiana 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. (Photo supplied/Evan Bayh Committee) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is directing flags across the state to be flown at half-staff to honor former First Lady Susan Bayh.As the memorial for former First Lady will be held at a later date when health conditions allow, flags should be flown at half-staff in her honor from now until sunset on Thursday, February 18.Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff. IndianaLocalNews Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Paterson Arran to be sold

first_imgAlan Hardie and Ian Appleton, owners of Paterson Arran Limited, which produces shortbread, oatcakes, jams, chutney and relishes, are to sell the business and retire.After 21 years in charge, Hardie and Appleton will step down. The sale is being managed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and shareholders are currently speaking to potential buyers. Paterson Arran employs about 160 people at its Livingston bakery and headquarters, and around 28 staff at Lamlash, on the Isle of Arran.It has invested over £2.7 million in plant and machinery over the last four years. A total of 11m packs of Paterson’s Shortbread were bought in 2015, which is 940,000 more than in 2014, according to market analysis expert Kantar Worldpanel.Hardie, owner and managing director, said: “I am very proud of what we have accomplished since we bought the company in 1995, and the way we have preserved the traditions of Paterson Arran, while modernising the company and taking the company into new markets both for products and geographically.“Our primary objective is to find a buyer who offers the best opportunity to secure the future of the company. In the meantime, it is business as usual.”last_img read more

NBC editor talks changing media landscape

first_imgThe Shorenstein Center welcomed Betsy Fischer Martin, managing editor of NBC News Political Programming and former senior executive producer of “Meet the Press,” to share her thoughts on the changing media landscape.During her 20-year tenure at “Meet the Press,” Fischer Martin said, technology changed the show considerably. Her job when she started as an intern was “all about finding information.” Now, she said, the show’s priority is “cultivating information and trying to distill it.” Like most journalists, she “uses Twitter as a news feed,” and so the challenge of the show, she said, is out of the surplus of information, finding a way “to present to the viewers the most important aspect” of each story.Twitter has helped with marketing the program, Fischer Martin said. The program staff live-tweet during the show, and help engage TV and online audiences. News about the show doesn’t have to wait for wires or press releases anymore, she said. Instead, it can be immediately broadcast through Twitter at any time.“Meet the Press” partnered with Facebook in 2012 to host a debate in New Hampshire for the Republican presidential candidates. The event was extremely popular and gave the program an edge in a competitive market, she said. Fischer Martin went on to predict that this model of partnerships between Facebook, Twitter and news organizations “will develop over time.” She cited a new partnership between Twitter and Nielsen ratings as another example of this increasingly popular model.Listen on SoundCloud. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Judicial Council issues sanctions to Kruszewski-Dunbar ticket due to campaign misconduct

first_imgLast updated Saturday at 7:08 p.m.The Election Committee of Judicial Council announced Thursday in a press release that it is issuing sanctions in response to campaign misconduct by the Kruszewski-Dunbar ticket.According to the release, the committee determined that juniors Alex Kruszewski and Julia Dunbar were “in violation of Section 17.1(f)(6)” of the Student Union Constitution, which states, “Candidates may not communicate an endorsement such that it can be construed to represent that of a Residence Hall, Student Union Organization, University department, office or official.”The release said the Kruszewski-Dunbar ticket is required to rewrite the part of its platform and campaign website that promises a decrease in tuition “to clarify any statements construed as endorsements from University departments, offices or officials.”“As Alex has been working with administrators on drafting a plan to reduce tuition, we wanted to indicate on our website that decreasing tuition is actually not impossible, but rather it is something that administrators have supported during his work this past year,” the Kruszewski-Dunbar ticket said in a statement emailed to The Observer on Thursday night. “ … We never meant to portray that we were endorsed by the administration of Notre Dame, just that a unique benefit of our team is that we have experience working with administrators and therefore can achieve bold goals. We will change the wording of the platform in order to make this clearer, and tuition reduction will remain a staple item as it is something that we know we can make progress on in the coming year if elected.”According to the press release, the Judicial Council needs to review and approve the revised platform of the Kruszewski-Dunbar ticket before its publication.The student senate called an emergency meeting Friday to hear an appeal of the Election Committee’s decision, but it did not reach a quorum and could not hear the appeal. As a result, per section 3.6(f) of the student union constitution, “the decision of the Election Committee shall stand.”The Kruszewski-Dunbar campaign changed its platform to reflect that “administrators listed … throughout the [campaign’s] website are not to be construed as endorsing Alex [and] Julia as per student union constitution 17.1(f)(6).”Tags: Election Committee, Judicial Council, sanctionslast_img read more

Federal Agency Lowers Forecast for U.S. Coal Consumption in 2016 to Below 700 Million Tons

first_imgFederal Agency Lowers Forecast for U.S. Coal Consumption in 2016 to Below 700 Million Tons FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Everett Wheeler for SNL: Having already predicted natural gas’ topping coal as the nation’s top source of electricity, the U.S. government lowered its 2016 outlook for power-sector coal consumption to below 700 million tons.According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, domestic coal-fired generators burned an average of 948 million tons annually from 1997 through 2015. In its latest “Short-Term Energy Outlook,” the government agency lowered its latest forecast for 2016 by 3% versus the prior outlook to 689 million tons, a 6.8% drop year on year.Power-sector coal consumption accounts for more than 90% of domestic coal consumption, according to the EIA. The government agency blamed falling coal demand on this year’s mild winter, low natural gas prices and coal plant deactivations stemming from a combination of competition with natural gas-fired plants and burdensome environmental regulations.Last month, the government had projected coal would account for roughly 32% of the nation’s electricity needs to natural gas’ 33.3% in 2016, but the latest projections have coal providing roughly 31% to natural gas’ 33.9% in 2016.The shift in coal consumption patterns has the nation’s coal stockpiles rising. “Overall U.S. coal stockpiles are still very ample given the significant decline in coal’s share of overall electricity generation,” the report said.Power-sector stockpiles ended January at 189.1 million tons for a 22.3% increase year over year. Although that stockpile level is up 16.5% versus the five-year average, EIA-estimated days-of-burn are up 18.1% and 47.2%, respectively, over the same period.The EIA projects secondary coal stockpiles will end the year at 181.7 million tons, up 3.4% versus the prior outlook, but down 11.4% versus the prior year.Full story: Power-sector coal consumption called to fall below 700 million tons $last_img read more

Analysts expect Middle East push for renewables to continue despite current uncertainties

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享MEED:The ongoing coronavirus crisis and low oil prices have made the region’s oil-exporting economies that have identified tourism, hospitality and logistics as key pillars of their economic diversification programmes especially vulnerable.The interlocking crisis could also affect the region’s nascent renewable energy programmes. Up to 90GW of renewable energy capacity, mainly solar and wind power, is planned across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region over the next ten to 20 years.Of these, an estimated 15GW are under execution, while half of that capacity is under the tendering phase. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the UAE have some of the region’s largest renewable energy programmes.“There is potentially two to three months delay in new project awards and implementation as a result of the ongoing crisis,” says Ramses Khalil, general manager for Saudi Arabia and Egypt of Australia-based Worley. “But the renewable energy programmes in the region will continue regardless of the price of oil because renewable energy is a direct substitute for electricity generated from fossil fuels.”“On the demand side, tariff reform has already significantly slowed demand growth in the GCC countries,” explains Brendan Cronin, management consulting head in the Middle East at consultancy Afry. “Covid-19 means that an overall fall in demand growth is now highly likely for 2020. Population and economic growth fundamentals will mean that demand growth will return in to 2021 and beyond, but the level of growth depends on the future oil price.“We need to therefore look at what is happening in the gas market and focus on the forward rather than spot prices,” Cronin tells MEED, adding that Afry expects the international netback gas price for 2023 to be around $4 a million British thermal unit (MMBtu), which is down $1.5/MMBtu since the start of the year. “This is still at a level where new renewables and reverse osmosis [projects] can deliver savings to the system … so these tenders should proceed,” the executive explains. “But uncertainty has certainly increased as offtakers and policymakers take time to re-assess.”More: Middle East renewables programmes to withstand crisis Analysts expect Middle East push for renewables to continue despite current uncertaintieslast_img read more

In a Year of Protest Cries, Now It’s ‘Count Every Vote!’ and ‘Stop the Steal!’

first_img– Advertisement – Dozens of flag-waving Trump supporters looked on, and trucks with Trump flags circled the block, some gunning their engines and honking their horns.Mr. Grenell refused to answer questions, telling reporters, “Listen, you are here to take in information.” As reporters shouted questions, the speakers got into a van and drove away.Simon Romero reported from Phoenix, Shaila Dewan from New York and Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio from Detroit. Contributing reporting were Dave Philipps from Las Vegas, Jannat Batra from Atlanta, Neil MacFarquhar and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs from New York, and Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Pranshu Verma from Washington.- Advertisement – Broadcasting on a hastily announced livestream, the former Nevada attorney general, Adam Laxalt, said Republicans had filed a lawsuit after discovering evidence of dead people and out-of-state voters illegally casting ballots in Nevada — but he did not provide any specifics to support those claims.“We’re asking the judge to, due to all of these irregularities, to stop the counting of improper votes,” he said.Mr. Laxalt was joined by Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Ric Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence.- Advertisement –center_img On Wednesday, dozens of marchers had gathered at Washington’s Union Station with signs saying “the people have spoken” and “you will not silence us.” The protest included calls for justice on broader issues including race, immigration and climate change.Republican leaders appeared at some protests reviving oft-used claims of irregularities that have in the past been debunked or shown to be greatly exaggerated. Outside a nondescript warehouse in North Las Vegas where most of the uncounted votes in Clark County remain, they erected a podium in the street.- Advertisement –last_img read more