Multiple brands the key to keeping it fresh

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Companies: Soft2bet Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Soft2Bet’s Uri Poliavich says operators looking to diversify should consider adding extra brands to their portfolio if they want to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.Thanks to the wave of mergers and acquisitions that have taken place in the igaming industry over recent years, there’s been a significant shift towards multi-brand operations.Most analysts expect the trend for consolidation to continue or even accelerate, particularly given the problems caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.But even for those operators that aren’t looking to get involved in the industry’s consolidation, there’s a strong rationale for simply growing their own brand portfolio to incorporate multiple brands.As Uri Poliavich, co-founder and chief business development officer at Soft2Bet, says: “Multi-brand operations are a big trend now and this trend continues to gather pace. If you have only one brand, it can take years to reach your desired numbers. With more brands you can monetise the same traffic more than once.”He adds that it’s also a good way to keep player interest high. “It’s important to remember that we are a part of the entertainment business and just as watching the same movie five times could be a bit boring, players may tire of a single gaming brand.” Limitations laid bareThe challenges of single brands have been particularly pronounced during the pandemic, he adds. “This year single-brand sports operators suffered a lot in Q2 because they didn’t have any plan B for providing clients with any other content instead of cancelled sports events.“Single-brand casino operators also suffered as they didn’t have enough exposure and had to invest even more in order to get some marketing space.”While some operators may have adapted by adding to the products they offer under their existing brands, Poliavich says adding additional brands as well as new verticals can sometimes produce better results.This is a strategy Soft2Bet has adopted in its own B2C arm with much success. Prior to expanding into the B2B market, after launching in 2016 the casino and sportsbook group spent its early years developing a number of distinct brands. Today these have grown to number more than 15.This diversification strategy has allowed the company to tailor its brands so that it is able to meet the demands of different types of players.“Each of our brands is targeted and customised for different geos, age groups, genders and interests. For example, Wazamba targets Western European markets, Frumzi targets Nordic markets and Rabona is customised for West European and Nordic markets,” explains Poliavich. The targeted approachInterestingly, some of its brands have even been set up with payments as the unique selling point. Frumzi, for example, was designed to tap into the Nordic popularity of Pay N Play (in this case Trustly) casinos, where players do not need to register.Poliavich says this all forms part of what he sees as the need to, “offer something unique to the audience and not just another generic casino or sportsbook template”.He adds that there are a number of variables operators should consider when contemplating a new brand. “The key elements that you should pay attention to are geos and the respective localisation, payment solutions, anti-fraud and AML tools, responsible gambling and customer support.”The tailored approach to new markets is something that has also been implemented in the company’s B2B offering. Its most recent B2B launch, Irokobet, came about as a result of a client request for a brand that appealed to both African players and those in New Zealand.Such a venture requires developing an in-depth understanding of the needs of specific markets, which Poliavich says is best achieved via undertaking a lot of market research and analysis during the early stages of design. The technique of product marketing prior to launch is also a vital part of the process.Without such a high level of preparation it may prove difficult for operators to make an impact, especially if they are moving into one of the many saturated gaming markets, he adds. “The igaming market is overloaded with decent competitors and the audience is limited.“The market wants fresh, gamified, unique, modern brands and you need to provide this in order to be competitive.” Soft2Bet’s Uri Poliavich says operators looking to diversify should consider adding extra brands to their portfolio if they want to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace Regions: Africa Asia Europecenter_img Multiple brands the key to keeping it fresh Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling 3rd September 2020 | By Joanne Christie Email Addresslast_img read more

Skoda India launches cricket talent hunt

first_img Cricket Skoda India has introduced a nationwide talent hunt programme, ‘Single wicket’ to encourage young and aspiring cricketers under 12 and 14 years of age.The ‘Single wicket’ programme will be organised between July 2019 and August 2020. The programme will witness the participation of 1,00,000 students from 5,000 schools across 50 cities Pan India. Cricket TAGSCricket Talent HuntCricket Talent Hunt ScheduleSingle Wicket ProgrammeSkoda IndiaSkota Auto IndiaUpcoming Cricket Talent Hunt SHARE Previous articleNow Arunachal Pradesh announces badminton leagueNext articleUWW World Wrestling Championship 2019- The World of Greco-Roman Wrestling Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Skoda India launches cricket talent hunt Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: R Ashwin draws first blood, Latham departs; NZ 71/1 (35 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Seferovic puts Switzerland 1-0 up against hapless Turks; Follow Live Updates CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE – How to watch Pakistan Super League Playoffs Live Streaming on your Mobile, Laptop Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’PUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’Wrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchWrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.inSingle Wicket programme is a six-ball/one over tournament played between two players alternatively. Each player will get a chance to bat and then bowl. The participants will be judged by a panel of the jury during the city trials. Top eight performers from each category will be taken forward to the ‘City finals’. Shortlisted 100 participants in U-12 and U-14 categories will travel to Mumbai, Maharashtra along with their parents or guardians for the national finale. Skoda has also organised engagement zones for the parents or and the guardians of the participants.The national champions across two categories will be awarded Rs 10 lakh each while the runners up will be awarded ₹ 5 lakh each. Kids from the trials will take home the official Skoda Single Wicket jerseys also the participants from ‘City finals’ will be awarded prizes worth ₹ 15,000 eachCommenting on the introduction of the Skoda Single Wicket, Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, Skoda Auto India said, “With Single Wicket, we celebrate the spirit of cricket and sportsmanship, in India. This first of its kind nationwide talent search programme is an innovative exercise to reach out to our customer, transcending geographies, and, who knows, in doing so we may discover India’s next-gen cricketing stars.”Wrestling fans can catch all the action LIVE from UWW World Championship 2019 on www.wrestlingtv.inAlso Read: Alibaba Cloud launches Cricket, Wickets and Analytics Challenge in IndiaCPL 2020: Cricket West Indies confirms August-September window Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check By Kunal Dhyani – September 9, 2019 YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates WTC Final: Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Ajinkya Rahane dismissal says, ‘Only explanation is that he was going for his fifty’last_img read more

ViGi House / Edha Architects

first_img Projects ViGi House / Edha Architects Houses Architects: Edha Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/94979/vigi-house-edha-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of edha architects+ 15 Share Area:  378 m²Text description provided by the architects. Location is definitely playing an important role for the architect in designing this project, to create specific identity and come forth differently than the other surrounding residential buildings. Save this picture!Courtesy of edha architectsRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationThis house is located right in the center one of Jakarta’s most crowded residential area and assessed got lot of “luck” factors. Wide green area and shading trees become the expression of the architect in the design. The design approach itself for this house is pretty simple, but still oriented to the needs of the owner of functional spaces. On 378 square meter site, mass compositions of the building are consist of two boxes with light impression, contain public area on the second floor and private area on the third. Both placed right above the first floor which contain the service area, and the whole composition is lifted higher than the street level. Each boxes are subtracted in certain parts. Those are done with the intention to still get the separated boxes impression without breaking the interconnection, so that the dialogue between exterior spaces form and interior spaces could be created. Sensation of movement, both horizontally and vertically, is felt because of the dynamism as the result of that interaction. Save this picture!Courtesy of edha architectsThe façade of this building dominated by transparent plane, with wide and maximum opening to present vast spaces image, and try best to utilize all the chances to “borrow” the whole location potentials, including the “luck” factors, to be part of the building mass composition and the inner spaces organization. Save this picture!Courtesy of edha architectsThe outer spaces organization is designed to be simple and consistent by the architect with presenting a huge tree in the entrance area to create shaded and cozy area. And strengthened by using wood element as the main material for entrance and garage door, making this house even looks warmer. Save this picture!Courtesy of edha architectsWhen entering this house, a foyer, which at the same time also could be used as a guest room, would be found first. Then to keep the privacy of the owner, between the foyer and the living room which located right next to it, the main stair with its glass railing is placed in between. Save this picture!Courtesy of edha architectsTo access the living room, there is a corridor, which study room with maximum view to the green area outside and guest bedroom which is placed right in front of the main stair could be found along the right side. The wall of the guest bedroom which faced the corridor is dominantly covered by mirror to give larger area impression for the main stair and the living room. Meanwhile, on the left side of the corridor, there’s a void to continue the natural daylight from the skylight above. In the study room, there is transparent and flexible folding door. So that when it’s opened, giving such wider area impression and unified between the study room itself, the corridor, and the foyer. The unified area could also be found between the living room, pantry and the dining room which oriented to the backyard and the common carp pond. Using glass as material for the floor in the dining room and pantry area, to create interactions between the dry garden nad mini bar area below. With the skylight along the dining room to the living room, plus the maximum openings, these all create shading to the interior organization of the living room. And also with the existence of the simple architectural detail at the common carp pond, all of them present a very well integrated space composition and creating a comprehensive architectural dialogue which result richness of space visual aesthetic. Save this picture!Courtesy of edha architectsIn the other side, the children bedrooms and the master bedroom are placed on the top floor, plus a mini bar which face the view at the center area. Both children bedrooms are placed at the front to get maximum view, meanwhile the master bedroom is placed on the back area to keep the master’s privacy. Beside the opening to the common carp pond and the backyard, there’s also an opening to the void and living room. These all create a harmony sustainability of architectural language.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessA New University for Angola / Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + CompanyArticlesHortus Conclusus / Point Supreme ArchitectsArticles Share ArchDaily Indonesia ViGi House / Edha ArchitectsSave this projectSaveViGi House / Edha Architects CopyHouses•Kelapa Gading, Indonesia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/94979/vigi-house-edha-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEdha ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesKelapa GadingIndonesiaPublished on December 11, 2010Cite: “ViGi House / Edha Architects” 11 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Innovation Awards 2005 open for nominations

first_imgHas your organisation implemented an innovative fundraising campaign? If so, you can apply for the Innovation Awards 2005: winners receive £10,000 and a free place at the International Fundraising Conference in Holland in October.Organised by the Resource Alliance and sponsored by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), the Awards celebrate best practice in innovation and local resource mobilisation.The Innovation Awards will look for: Advertisement Tagged with: Awards 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 August 2005 | Newscenter_img Innovation Awards 2005 open for nominations  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis * new techniques in resource mobilisationturn arounds – organisational success stories* collaborative relationships with companiesThey will look for organisations that have:* set standards for accountability and transparency* demonstrated good governance and planning* encouraged financial best practice in managing fundraising money The deadline for entries has been extended to 30 August 2005.last_img read more

“You Get A More Patient Hearing Via Video Conferencing Than In Physical Court”: Justice SK Kaul

first_imgTop Stories”You Get A More Patient Hearing Via Video Conferencing Than In Physical Court”: Justice SK Kaul LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 March 2021 11:50 PMShare This – x”You get a more patient hearing via video conferencing than in physical court”, Justice S. K. Kaul told SCBA President and Senior Advocate Vikas Singh on Wednesday.The remark came when a matter, in which Mr. Singh was appearing, came up before the bench of Justices Kaul and R. Subhash Reddy and it appeared that Mr. Singh happened to be unmuted slightly late.”We can’t hear you, Mr. Singh”,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”You get a more patient hearing via video conferencing than in physical court”, Justice S. K. Kaul told SCBA President and Senior Advocate Vikas Singh on Wednesday.The remark came when a matter, in which Mr. Singh was appearing, came up before the bench of Justices Kaul and R. Subhash Reddy and it appeared that Mr. Singh happened to be unmuted slightly late.”We can’t hear you, Mr. Singh”, said the bench.Mr. Singh, on being unmuted, submitted, “This is what is happening in virtual hearings! Matters are being decided even without hearing advocates!””No, no, don’t say that. The virtual hearing system is working very well. You, in fact, get a more patient hearing via VC than in physical court”, observed Justice Kaul.”I have a live example!”, pressed Mr. Singh.”No, no…”, said the bench.The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), on Monday, has filed a writ petition before the Top Court seeking quashing of the Standard Operating Procedure issued by the SC Registry last week for enabling ‘Hybrid Physical Hearing’ from March 15 onwards.Supreme Court of India had issued its Standard Operating Procedure dated 5th March, directing resumption of hybrid court hearings from 15th March. The Court issued several directions regarding its functioning in consideration of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and suggestions given by the Bar Associations. The Court devised a pilot scheme to hear cases in the hybrid mode on an experimental basis. According to the scheme, the final hearing and regular matters listed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will be heard in the hybrid mode , after consideration of the number of parties in a matter and the limited capacity of the Court rooms. However all other matters, including those listed on Mondays and Fridays will continue to be heard through video -conferencing mode.On Saturday, the SCBA decided to not accept the said SOP as it was prepared without taking into confidence the Bar, despite the assurance given to them by CJI Bobde in the meeting held on March 1st 2021.In its plea, the Association insisted that hybrid hearing should have been for all days i.e. from Monday to Friday. However, in the impugned SOP, it said, “there is no provision for hybrid hearing for the matters listed on Monday and Friday, i.e. Miscellaneous days when primarily fresh matters are listed.”The plea also raises the issue of oral mentioning before the Supreme Court, a practice that was prevalent during pre-Covid days. It states,”For around last one year this Hon’ble Court is working through virtual hearing and there is no provision for Oral mentioning in Standard Operating Procedure dated 05.03.2021 and as a result lawyers would still not be able to make Oral mentioning.”It stated that a large number of urgent matters are going unheard because of the peculiar system of listing, i.e. sending an email to the Mentioning Registrar giving the reasons for urgency.The Association said that most of the High Courts, including the Delhi High Court, have either started holding Physical Courts or are in the process of starting Physical Courts; and it is high time that like every other institution, the Supreme Court also restores normalcy and begins physical hearings with adequate precautions like temperature check at entry points, wearing of masks and maintenance of social distancing.Stating that the pandemic is now “very much in control”, the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association has urged the Chief Justice of India to open the Supreme Court for physical hearing of cases.Last week, a letter addressed to the CJI, SCBA President Vikas Singh wrote,”There is no justification to not open the Supreme Court for physical hearing completely. As far as safety is concerned, it can be ensured that the lawyers continue to wear their masks and maintain as much practicably possible social distance so that we are not compromising the safety of the lawyers. Adequate thermal checks can be made at entry point for lawyers and litigants entering the Supreme Court and hand sanitizers can be placed outside each Courtroom. These steps are enough for starting full physical hearing in Supreme Court which is the only way this institution is supposed to function.”Singh asserted that virtual hearing was only a “stop-gap” arrangement to keep the wheels of justice moving during the pandemic, and that Open Court hearing is both a convention and a Constitutional requirement.He stated that virtual hearings cannot by any stretch of imagination be equated to open hearing for the following reasons:The right of the Registry to mute and unmute lawyers at will is completely contrary to the concept of open hearing. There are instances galore where lawyers are not unmuted when their matters are called out or where a matter is adjourned without it being called out and without unmuting the lawyers.The quality of voice and video transmission has not been upto the mark resulting in lack of adequate communication between the counsels and the Judges.There has been no mentioning in the Supreme Court because of the technical glitches in virtual hearing since the pandemic has hit, which has never been barred in the history of this Court. In fact, there has been a practice in this Court for mentioning in the Chief Court which has been completely denied to the Bar and also a practice of mentioning matters before judges in respect of matters which have already been listed before a particular Judge which also has not been permitted in this virtual platform created for the Supreme Court.In batch matter hearings, invariably all counsels are not unmuted and hence a very many times the counsels are unable to make submissions.Even in the platform being used by the Delhi High Court with the Registry no right reserved with the Registry to mute lawyers and the right to mute or unmute is exclusively vested with the counsels appearing in that Court.Singh said that the younger members of the Bar are suffering greatly due to the current virtual system coupled with truncated listings, hence now, in view of the fact that the pandemic is practically over, at least in Delhi, there is no justification to continue with the virtual system and full physical court hearing ought to resume at the earliest in the larger interest of the Bar.Next Storylast_img read more

UK hiring difficulties lie in lack of technical skills available

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article In the UK, in 1999, the unemployment rate was lower and levels of vacancieswere higher than they had been for nearly two decades. Most organisations (83 per cent), however, reported recruitment difficulties– although the problems were restricted to a few occupational groups. Only 12 per cent of organisations reported difficulties in recruiting acrosstwo or more out of the five broad occupational groups, consisting ofmanagement, professional/technical, IT, clerical and manual staff. Only 1 percent of employers had problems recruiting for all five groups. Twenty per cent of organisations had difficulty recruiting managers,considerably less than the 42 per cent which experienced problems recruitingprofessional/technical staff. Recruitment difficulties for clerical and manualemployees were less common (10 and 15 per cent, respectively). The overall impression is that in the UK recruitment difficulties arewidespread but are exaggerated when organisations are looking for specificprofessional/technical skills. Only a few organisations had problems attractingemployees for a wide range of occupational groups. In contrast, the German labour market was characterised by high unemploymentlevels and reasonable skills availability. Respondents from the manufacturing sector are more likely to reportdifficulties recruiting managers than those from business services, which maybe related to the pessimistic long-term view of the manufacturing sector. UK hiring difficulties lie in lack of technical skills availableOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

End to big stress payouts

first_imgA Court of Appeal ruling could mean the days of massive county courtcompensation pay-outs for cases of stress are numbered. In the case of Eastwood v Magnox – concerning a claim for damages tocompensate for the stress arising from an unfair dismissal – the claim shouldbe decided by an employment tribunal rather than a county court. An unfair dismissal case would put a ceiling of £52,700 on any damages anemployer would be liable to face, unlike the unlimited damages that could havebeen awarded by a county court. The ruling is now being considered by the House of Lords, but if upheldemployment lawyers predict it could significantly reduce the number ofunlimited stress payouts. End to big stress payoutsOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Landlord imposter pocketed $1.5M in rental assistance: Authorities

first_img Message* Contact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Paul Fishbein pretended to own properties across the city, pocketing rental assistance checks in the process, authorities said. (Getty)The scam went on for years, authorities said.Posing as a landlord with 20 properties around New York City, Paul Fishbein allegedly rented out apartments to homeless and low-income families, then collected the money through various government-run housing assistance programs. After the subsidy checks were received, he would evict the tenants and start over.On Tuesday, federal authorities charged the Far Rockaway resident with defrauding the government. He allegedly pocketed more than $1.5 million in rental assistance funds over eight years, using dilapidated apartments that didn’t belong to him.Paul Fishbein (LinkedIn)The 47-year-old allegedly forged deeds to prove he owned the properties, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which announced the arrest. The subsidy checks Fishbein allegedly cashed were from the city’s Human Resources Administration, Department of Housing Preservation & Development, and the Housing Authority.The scheme included more than $270,000 in stolen federal funds, the government said.Fishbein “not only took advantage of New Yorkers in need, he also defrauded city and federal government programs designed to help those very people,” Audrey Strauss, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.The apartments Fishbein used in his alleged scheme did not meet the housing assistance program’s quality requirements. After receiving a lump sum of payments from agencies, Fishbein would evict those tenants from the properties without cause, authorities allege.“Homeless New Yorkers, and others in critical need of housing, not only have a need but a right to homes that are clean, safe, and secure, especially when they are offered through public assistance programs,” city Department of Investigation Commissioner Margaret Garnett said in a statement.Fishbein — also charged with separate Medicaid fraud exposed during the investigation — faces two counts of theft of government funds, along with mail and wire fraud. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years.Attempts to reach Fishbein were unsuccessful and the U.S. Attorney’s Office did not return a call for comment.Read moreNJ real estate investor Kushner (not that one) indicted for tax evasionBuildings inspector charged with bribery at Queens work siteHedge fund manager arrested for fraud in Neiman Marcus bankruptcy Email Address* Share via Shortlink Affordable HousingMultifamily MarketQueensreal estate crimesResidential Real Estate Tagslast_img read more

Community recovery following catastrophic iceberg impacts in a soft-sediment shallow-water site at Signy Island, Antarctica

first_imgIce disturbance is possibly the major structuring element of polar nearshore biological communities. Effects range from encapsulation by ice forming on rock substrata to gouging and trampling by bergs. Some 15 to 20% of the world’s oceans are affected by this phenomenon, yet measurements of the extent of biological destruction from iceberg impacts and subsequent community recovery are very rare. Communities can be held at early successional stages, or even completely destroyed by scouring, and these effects occur from the intertidal to depths around 500 m in Antarctica. The wide scales of disturbance intensity are thought to add to the overall high levels of Antarctic benthic biological diversity, which has recently been shown to be similar to tropical areas. Data here indicate>99.5 % removal of all macrofauna and>90 % removal of most meiofauna by iceberg impact on a soft-sediment habitat at Signy Island, Antarctica. Species return was via locomotion, advection or larval recolonisation, and all 3 mechanisms worked on different timescales. Locomotion caused groups to return within 10 d of an impact. Storms with wind speeds around 100 km h(-1) induced water movements intense enough to advect meiofauna to the 9 m depth site. However, it was only during the strongest storm which occurred during the study (maximum wind speed 148 km h(-1)) that water movements were powerful enough to redistribute small macrofauna such as the bivalve Mysella charcoti.last_img read more

Hayden Harward Shows Well At Sugarhouse Invitational

first_img Tags: American Fork/Aspen Workman/Carson Utley/Elena Torgerson/Hayden Harward/Helena Miyazawa/Jamie Holt/Joey Nokes/Justus Reitz/Mac Ogden/Maura Williams/McKenna Alger/Nick Woolsey/Nora Foster/SeOnna Southwick August 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Hayden Harward Shows Well At Sugarhouse Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Friday, the high school boys and girls cross country season commenced with numerous Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school athletes having a chance to show their stuff against the best athletes in the state of Utah at the Sugarhouse Invitational.Hayden Harward of Richfield High finished an impressive 14th overall in the boys’ 2.9 mile race, posting a time of 15:33.6. The winner of this competition was Joey Nokes of Class 6-A Riverton in a time of 14:54:00.His teammate, Nick Woolsey, finished 169th overall and Justus Reitz, also of Richfield, placed 197th overall. Also competing for the Wildcats were Carson Utley and Mac Ogden, who placed 253rd and 254th overall, respectively.In the overall team standings, Richfield placed 32nd overall, with Skyridge winning the boys’ title.For the girls, Juab’s Maura Williams placed 58th overall in a time of 20:25.00. The overall individual winner was Helena Miyazawa of Class 4-A Mountain View in a time of 17:18.90.Richfield’s SeOnna Southwick finished 69th overall and her teammate, Jamie Holt, finished 96th overall. Nora Foster of Richfield placed 116th overall and Aspen Workman finished 130th for the Wildcats.Elena Torgerson of Richfield was 163rd in the standings and McKenna Alger represented the Wildcats as well, finishing 215th.American Fork’s girls took the overall team title with 99 points and Richfield placed a respectable 21st overall, especially when one considers all six of Utah’s high school classifications were represented at the meet. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more