UK’s first Festival of Sport launches in Cornwall

first_imgThe UK’s first Festival of Sport Cornwall is now being unveiled. To take place on 14-16 September 2012, UK multisport enthusiasts will be able to take on this new and unique annual three day festival open to all, held in Mount’s Bay in West Cornwall.Competitors of all abilities will be welcome to the South West of England to participate in this exciting new destination event, which will consist of a high-octane combination of triathlon, sportive cycling (long distance cycling road race), an off road 6 and 4 hour Enduro, Open Water Swimming and a Beach Run as well as live music, beach sports and much more festival fun – with events situated over some of the most entrancing coastal landscape of the St Aubyn Estates and against the stunning scenery around St Michael’s Mount in Mounts Bay, Marazion.Expert teamThe 2012 Festival of Sport Cornwall will be organised by the Participate Sport team, who have previously delivered world class events including the London Triathlon, Abu Dhabi Triathlon, Etape Caledonia, Run to the Beat and the Barcelona Triathlon, ensuring that the core sporting activity will be delivered to the highest of standards. With distances on offer to cater for all abilities, the schedule of events will also allow competitors to enter various activities over the weekend. Triathletes can try the Off Road Enduro, and Open Water Swimmers can take on the Beach Run.Nick Rusling, CEO of Participate said “Having previously delivered the world’s largest triathlon, UK’s largest sportive and many other mass participation events, the real joy of being involved in these sports is spending time with the participants who are invariably sociable, fun and have a love of the great outdoors. The aim of this unique sporting event is to bring together like minded fitness enthusiasts across the UK who want to take part in highly professional sporting events in a hugely relaxed and fun environment.”3 day festivalThe three day sporting schedule guarantees competitors to have an exceptional sporting experience and also offers value for money for all the family, with Festival Fun and Beach Sports included in the event entry fee. Will Greenwood and Austin Healy, England rugby legends and Festival of Sport partners with Super Skills Travel said “We have already signed up to be part of the triathlon team relay. We will be down for the weekend with our families and will challenge anyone to take on the SST team. It should be a huge amount of fun.”CharityWings for Life is the official charity and competitors will be encouraged to fundraise for its ground breaking spinal cord injury research. The charity will be providing training tips and bringing along some of its well-known supporters from the world of sport.Nina Alexandersen, Country Manager at Wings for Life UK noted, “As Michael Phelps once said: ‘You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.’ This is true for the people who take part in the Festival of Sport, and it’s true for those of us working hard to find a cure for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).“So many of us take our mobility for granted and the fact that we are able to do everyday activities like running, cycling and swimming – even a little more mobility for someone with a SCI makes a world of difference. Thank you to Festival of Sport for supporting us this year!”Swim, bike, run and be merry!Alongside the main sporting activities, the Festival of Sport will deliver entertainment for both participants and visitors alike. Highlights will include live music and entertainment (with headline music and comedy acts to be announced in due course); locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Catering; a beer tent and bar by Cornwall’s award-winning independent family brewers, St Austell Brewery; a Sporting Expo; and renowned keynote speakers including sports nutritionists, trainers and physiologists.In addition, there will be sporting activities of a more relaxed nature with Touch Rugby, Gig Rowing, Beach Volleyball, Netball and Coasteering all on offer. As with all good festivals, camping and showers will be a big feature and will be set up no further than 100m away from the main site.Launched in the UK’s exciting Olympic year, the festival will be hosted against the backdrop of the stunning St Michael’s Mount in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The event village, start and finish lines, beach sports, live music and entertainments, camping and car parking will all be conveniently located and staged within a few hundred metres proximity, ensuring all viewpoints and amenities are within easy access.For those who want to participate or spectate, the Festival of Sport Cornwall promises to be a high-octane, fun-packed three day sporting festival for all the family.Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall said “In 2012 Cornwall will be celebrating the Olympic year with a host of sporting events both on land and the water and the Cornwall Festival of Sport will be one of the sporting highlights.“Cornwall’s natural environment with its dramatic landscapes and seascapes creates the perfect arena for participants and spectators of the Cornwall Festival of Sport 2012. The swimming and triathlon element of the event will take place around the iconic St Michael’s Mount, making the event unique in the world of competitive open water swimming.”James St Aubyn, St Aubyn Estates added, “We are so pleased to welcome participants in the first Festival of Sport Cornwall to this sublimely beautiful part of the world, and hope that they will enjoy the warm hearted hospitality that is typical of the area.”www.festivalofsport.net Relatedlast_img read more

Lenexa council approves $1.8 million tax abatement for expanded UPS facility

first_imgPhoto credit Takahiro Nagao. Used under a Creative Commons license.United Parcel Service Inc. will receive a 10-year, 55-percent property tax abatement valued by the city of Lenexa at $1.8 million for the company’s $40 million expansion of its sorting facility at 14650 Santa Fe Trail Drive.The Lenexa City Council unanimously approved the abatement, to go into effect Jan. 1, as part of its consent agenda at its meeting Tuesday. The council also authorized the city’s issuance of up to $40 million in industrial revenue bonds (IRBs), to close by Dec. 31, for UPS subsidiary BT Property LLC for the expansion. BT Property built and equipped a 157,000-square-foot addition to the facility to upgrade its infrastructure and improve existing sorting equipment with the latest technology to increase its capacity for future needs, Lenexa City Attorney Cindy Harmison said. The project started in early 2017 and was recently completed. It also included expansion and improvement of employee parking and offices.The tax abatement is limited to the building’s expansion and equipment improvements. The company will make a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) equal to 45 percent of the expansion’s property tax valuation, according to a Nov. 20 memo to the council from Chief Financial Officer Doug Robinson and Harmison. The improvements’ valuation will be included in the 2019 assessed valuation, Harmison said.Paul McMullan, indirect tax manager for UPS, said the $40 million was for the building expansion and land only; the company spent additional money for conveyor systems and increased automation. He said he believed UPS would hire more employees as part of the expansion.The company also recently bought two parcels of land adjacent to the facility for additional trailer-staging improvements, expected to occur in 2019 and 2020, which will not be included in the tax abatement.Ward 1 Councilmen Steve Lemons and Joe Karlin were absent from Tuesday’s meeting.last_img read more

Human psychology (with emphasis on the human)

first_imgTimes of Higher Education:Psychological thinking, particularly of the cognitive ilk, used to take place only in philosophy or physiology departments. For centuries, psychology did not exist as a separate discipline.Then a more experimental cognitive approach was pioneered in the late 1870s by Wilhelm Wundt, the German “father of modern psychology”, and later in the Anglo-Saxon world by American behaviourist John B. Watson. The effect was to shift the discipline into the social and educational sciences.Some sub-domains of psychology remain in the humanities to this day, but towards the end of the 20th century and increasingly since the start of the 21st, exciting new empirical methodologies have resulted in the departments increasingly migrating into faculties of science alongside biology, mathematics, genetics, chemistry and engineering.Techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) have given psychologists previously unimagined access to some of the inner workings of the brain.Read the whole story: Times of Higher Education More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Anxious? Depressed? Blame it on your middle-management position

first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn Share Share on Twittercenter_img Individuals near the middle of the social hierarchy suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than those at the top or bottom, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Nearly twice the number of supervisors and managers reported they suffered from anxiety compared to workers. Symptoms of depression were reported by 18 percent of supervisors and managers compared to 12 percent for workers. Findings are online in the journal Sociology of Health & Illness.While social disadvantage related to income and educational attainment is associated with a higher risk of most adverse mental health outcomes, these latest findings show that people towards the middle of social hierarchies suffered higher rates of depression and anxiety based on their social class and position of power in the labor market.“Contradictory class locations are those that embody aspects of both ownership and labor, and using this construct we found patterns of depression and anxiety that are not easily detected or explained with standard approaches,” said first author Seth J. Prins, MPH, a doctoral student in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and fellow in the Psychiatry Epidemiology Training Program. “We explored how social class might in?uence depression and anxiety in ways that may be masked or incompletely explained by standard socioeconomic status measures.” Email The researchers based their findings on the largest representative population data set ever used to test these hypotheses directly: the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), a nationally representative survey of the U.S. population age 18 and older, interviewed in person. This study used data on the 21, 859 participants who were full-time workers. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule DSM-IV was used to assess DSM-IV psychiatric disorders.The researchers estimated the prevalence and odds of any lifetime and previous 12-month depression and anxiety by occupational class categories, income, and education. Class designations were made by sorting respondents into three categories: owners, who identified as self-employed and earned greater than $71,500; managers and supervisors, who occupied executive, administrative or managerial positions; and workers, who were defined by various occupation categories in the NESARC including farmers and laborers.“We chose to focus on depression and anxiety because the average age of onset is older than age 18, and these disorders are likely to arise after entry in the workforce,” said Katherine Keyes, PhD, assistant professor of Epidemiology.Prior research has shown that work stress and job strain are important risk factors in developing depression. Workers with little opportunity for decision-making and greater job demands show higher rates of depressive symptoms.“Our findings highlight the need for population health research to both conceptualize and measure social class in ways that go beyond the standard measures of socioeconomic status,” said Lisa M. Bates, ScD, assistant professor of Epidemiology, “Standard measures are most readily available, but can mask important complexity in the relationship between social class and population health.”last_img read more

Feature: Guyana’s Cleaveland Forde – outstanding CARICOM 10K athlete

first_img Jun 11, 2015 Athletes compete for CARICOM 10K title on SundayThe twelfth Annual CARICOM 10K race is happening this Sunday at 6:00 am in Georgetown, Guyana, under the Theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’. The CARICOM 10K race is held to coincide with the Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM each year. This year, the Meeting…June 30, 2016In “CARICOM”Guyana, SVG win male, female CARICOM 10k titleFour-time CARICOM  10k winner Cleveland Forde of Guyana copped his fifth title in the latest edition of the CARICOM 10k Race on Sunday morning (July 3) in his native Guyana. He completed the race in 32:39 minutes. Linda McDonald  brought victory to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the female category…July 3, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Mark! Set! Go! CARICOM 10k Race to be held 3 JulyThe twelfth Annual CARICOM 10K race will be held on Sunday, 3 July, 2016, at 6:00 am in Georgetown, Guyana. The event will be held under the Theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’. The race is held to coincide with the Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of…June 13, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM 10K runs off on Sunday in Barbados When my focus is at the pinnacle, I guess that I am nowhere yet,” he said modestly. His mind is focused on competing successfully at the highest levels, including the Olympic. If his discipline is an indicator, that aspiration is within reach. The CARICOM Secretariat had an interaction with Mr. Forde ahead of the events surrounding the hosting of the 37th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in Georgetown, Guyana from 4-6 July. He related that his proclivity for running long distances became evident when his age was still counted in single digits. A pupil of the Mabaruma Primary School, located in the Barima, Waini region, in the northwest district of Guyana, Mr. Forde said in running for fun or in school’s sports, he realised that others seemed “really exhausted” while he “still had the energy to go”. That “energy to go” was nurtured and culminated with the 31-year-old athlete winning the Junior Sportsman of the year 2002, runner-up in the same category in 2003, Male Athlete of the Years in 2004, and Sportsman of the Year in 2006. His distances are 5000m and 1500m, but he competes in 800m, 10K and half marathons. He has competed successfully in excess of a 100 events in countries across the globe including Hungary, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Panama, India, Australia, Argentina and Italy. Some of the prominent events in which he participated include the World Youth Championship in Athletics, CARIFTA Games, NACAC Cross Country 800k; Southern Games 1500m and 5000m; Brazil GP 5000m; CAC Senior Championship 1500m and 5000m; Hampton Games 15000m; UWI Half Marathon; South American 10k Road Race Classic; Run Barbados Series 10k and Half Marathon, Falcon Games 1500m; Central American and Caribbean Games 5000m; Commonwealth Games 5000m and 1500m; Palo Seco Games 1500m; Manny Ramjohn Memorial 1500m; World Half Marathon; South American Junior; Cara Suites 10k Classic; National Schools Annual Track and Field, Swimming and Cycling Championships 10k, 1500m, 5000m; and Hampton International Championship 5000m. Cleaveland Forde is truly an outstanding athlete. Despite the considerable amount of time set aside for training and competing, the academic element of his life has not suffered any shortfall. He said motivation to pursue academics alongside athletics was “all around.” Teachers, coaches, friends and family all encouraged him to have “something to fall back on,” after his career in track and field. That kind of motivation and self-determination and focus, led him to be as academically successful. Mr. Forde has just completed a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Guyana.  That was preceded by a Diploma in Management of Information Systems from Dawn to Dusk College in Eldoret, Kenya, through a scholarship co-sponsored by Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Kenya is far away from Guyana, but its high altitude terrain is described as a ‘mecca’ for high performance athletic training. There, Mr Forde used the high-altitude training camps some 2700 meters above sea level to develop his resistance, muscle strength and stamina when he competes on ground level. With a solid education in his repertoire, he said: “Now that I have that, the next five years I just want to devote to athletics totally. I don’t want to be distracted.” This dedicated athlete is constantly looking to improving his time, training as much as twice daily, six days a week. Guyana’s Cleaveland Forde is arguably one of the most celebrated athletes in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 10K Road Race having won the event five times: Guyana – 2009, Saint Lucia – 2012, Antigua and Barbuda – 2014, Barbados – 2015, and Guyana – 2016. While those accomplishments are noteworthy, this celebrated athlete does not consider them to be the catalyst of his career. I am looking to run some better times and right now I am hoping within the next couple of months I will be back somewhere at high altitude training. I will be talking with the (Guyana Olympic) Association and I will engage the Ministry of Education Sports Department and we’ll see how it goes,” said. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img Jun 18, 2015 You may be interested in… CARICOM 10K veteran receives champion’s trophy from the Hon Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados Chair of the Caribbean Community, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, presents the trophy to 2016 10K winner, Guyanese Cleaveland Forde a the National Park on Sunday morning. Going the distance Guyana’s Cleaveland Ford won the 2014 CARICOM 10K race in Antigua and Barbuda The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM will be held in Guyana 4-6 July, 2016. The opening ceremony will be held on the evening of Monday 4 July, at the National Cultural Centre, Georgetown, and will be live-streamed via today.caricom.org and www.caricom.org. As we focus on Guyana as c0-host with the CARICOM Secretariat, please see below a feature on one of the Community’s outstanding athletes. Jun 25, 2015last_img read more

How proptech can help the aged

first_imgSource: Shutterstock/Alex PostA user-friendly, inclusive service that enables residents to do simple things such as ordering food and medicine, and stay in touch with friends and family when they can’t leave the house, would be hugely beneficial and alleviate pressure on already stretched social workers and other key workers.In the longer term, investors and developers need to factor in tech solutions, especially to cater for those over 55, many of whom are downsizers looking for a home needing minimal maintenance to enjoy their later years.The challenge is that we have two generations within this demographic: one that is tech-savvy and one with no tech experience at all. This is why finding simple solutions that aren’t onerous is crucial in ensuring that developments are suited to older generations.Locale’s Groups service, for example, enables residents to chat among themselves, with the building manager or with the concierge, but can also provide a tool for communicating with residents’ friends and family to provide a comprehensive network of support and thus peace of mind. The platform is not limited to communication and can be tailored to your community’s needs.Future-proofing any platform like this is essential. We are already finessing technology such as voice-activated tools and face recognition, which remove the need for physical interaction with a screen.In addition to later-living developers, other players in the market, such as build-to-rent and urban developers, are catering to these needs with on-site amenities. For the over-55s, these are attractive options offering the same facilities and community without the charges for extra care.Alternative offerings with appropriate tech aids can help to ease the pressure on care homes, alleviating the strain on social services to allow older generations to live independently and feel more in control for longer.Rob Maxwell is residential manager of Locale Recent ONS data reports that over a quarter (28.2%) of people aged over 70 in England receive help such as shopping for groceries, taking medications, or doing work around the house or garden. And this figure is only likely to increase.At a time of crisis, what role does technology play in supporting the most vulnerable people?The advantage of technology is that it’s malleable. It can be shaped to address both short- and long-term concerns. Proptech has a crucial role to play in the immediate term and managers and developers, especially those specialising in later living, need to invest the time and fast-track tech solutions that provide a one-stop-shop in aiding the most vulnerable.In recent research from Lloyd’s Bank, one in five people said going online helps them feel less alone. The research also found that basic digital skills enable people to connect and communicate with family, friends and the community 14% more often.last_img read more

Guaranteed To Make You Laugh, Or At Least Smile

first_imgIt’s spring. My mind is blank. I can’t think of a thing to write, so here are some funny things people have sent me on the internet. What I like about these jokes is that there’s something here to offend everyone . . .What a morning . . .8:00: I made a snowman.8:10: A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman.8:15: So, I made a snow woman.8:17: The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest.8:20: The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead.8:25: The vegans in number 12 complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.8:28: I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.8:31: The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman to wear a headscarf.8:40: Someone calls the cops, who show up to see what’s going on.8:42: I am told that the broomstick of the snow man needs to be removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon. Things get worse after I mutter, “Yeah, if I shove it up your . . .”8:52: My phone is seized and thoroughly checked while I am being blindfolded and flown to the police station in a helicopter.9:00: I’m on the news as a suspected terrorist bent on stirring up trouble during this difficult weather.9:10: I am asked if I have any accomplices.9:29: A little-known jihadist group has claimed it was their plot.Moral: When it’s this cold, stay inside.***Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers: If you find one, what’s your plan?****The following questions were in last year’s GED examination. These are genuine answers (from 16-year-olds):Q. Name the four seasons.A. Salt, pepper, mustard, and vinegar.Q. What are steroids?A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.Q. What is the fibula?A. A small lie.Q. What does “varicose” mean?A. Nearby.Q. What is a terminal illness?A. When you are sick at the airport.Q. What does the word “benign” mean?A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight.***Kids don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk nine feet through shag carpeting to change the TV channel.***An Inspirational Story:Recently I was asked to play in a golf tournament. At first, I said, “Naaahhh!” Then they told me, “Come on, it’s for handicapped and blind kids.” Then I thought, “Sh*t — I could win this!”***Just One More Thing on the Russians Hacking the Election:How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the primary from Bernie Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?***An Irishman’s First Drink with His Son:While reading an article last night about fathers and sons, memories came flooding back to the time I took me son out for his first pint.Off we went to our local pub, only two blocks from the cottage.I got him a Guinness. He didn’t like it, so I drank it.Then I got him a Kilkenny. He didn’t like that either, so I drank it.Finally, I thought he might like a Harp lager.He didn’t. I drank it.I thought maybe he’d like whisky better than beer, so we tried a Jameson’s. Nope!In desperation, I had him try that rare Redbreast, Ireland’s finest whisky.He wouldn’t even smell it.What could I do but drink it!By the time I realized he just didn’t like to drink, I was so sh*t-faced I could hardly push his stroller back home!***This Ought To Make All Grandpas Feel Warm and Fuzzy:A six-year-old goes to the hospital with her grandmother to visit her Grandpa.When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her Grandma and bursts into her Grandpa’s room.“Grandpa, Grandpa,” she says excitedly, “as soon as Grandma comes into the room, make a noise like a frog!”“What?” said her Grandpa.“Make a noise like a frog — because Grandma said that as soon as you croak, we’re all going to Disneyland!”***What is celibacy? Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances.While attending a marriage weekend, Frank and his wife, Ann listened to the instructor declare, “It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.”He then addressed the men. “Can you name and describe your wife’s favorite flower?”Frank leaned over, touched Ann’s arm gently, and whispered, “Gold Medal All-Purpose, isn’t it?”And thus began Frank’s life of celibacy.***Some of the artists of the 1960s are revising their hits with new lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers who can remember doing the limbo as if it were yesterday. They include:Bobby Darin — “Splish, Splash, I Was Havin’ a Flash”Herman’s Hermits — “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker”Ringo Starr — “I Get By With a Little Help From Depends”The Bee Gees — “How Can You Mend a Broken Hip?”Roberta Flack — “The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face”Johnny Nash — “I Can’t See Clearly Now”Paul Simon — “Fifty Ways To Lose Your Liver”The Commodores — “Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom”Procol Harem — “A Whiter Shade of Hair”Leo Sayer — “You Make Me Feel Like Napping”The Temptations — “Papa’s Got a Kidney Stone”Tony Orlando — “Knock Three Times on the Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall”Helen Reddy — “I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore”Leslie Gore — “It’s My Procedure and I’ll Cry if I Want To”And last but not least: Willie Nelson — “On the Commode Again”If you wish to comment on “Jerry’s Ink” please send your message to jerry@dfjp.com. Sharelast_img read more

Too Late For East End Census Count?

first_imgThe gap between the national response rate of residents having already filed a 2020 Census form, mostly online, and that of residents on the East End is rapidly growing. This problem is particularly acute in East Hampton and Shelter Island, though Southampton and Southold towns are also lagging behind.As of the morning of April 5, the U.S. Census Bureau received a completed form for 44.5 percent of all houses in its national address registry. Contrast that figure with the 16.1 percent response in East Hampton, 20.7 percent in Southampton, 22.9 percent in Southold, and just 3.1 percent response rate on Shelter Island. Riverhead, which gets most, if not all of its messages from the Census Bureau via USPS, is much closer to the national rate, reaching 38.1 percent as of April 5.The gap for the four East End townships that will be affected has been widening. On March 29, the national response rate was at 33.1 percent, while East Hampton stood at 9.8 percent.The growing issue is caused by the Census Bureau’s methodology on the East End, and its apparent failure to plan for an epidemic or pandemic like COVID-19.Most of the nation is contacted by the Census Bureau through the U.S. Postal Service, which has continued operating through the pandemic. But the postal service is not used by the Census Bureau across large parts of the East End. Instead, in an operation called Update Leave, all contact between the bureau and residents of about two thirds of East Hampton, and half of both Southampton and Southold, as well as all of Shelter Island, is done in person by Census workers.That operation, which was supposed to begin nationwide on March 15, has been suspended as a result of the novel coronavirus.Update Leave is employed in areas where the bureau believes there is a large number of second homes, or where mail is not delivered directly to houses.And the crisis is not isolated to the East End. Nationally, there are about five million households that are contacted through Update Leave. That includes two large areas of upstate New York, where either part or all of entire townships are counted under the program. The response rate for most of them sits between 3 and 15 percent.On the national level, Shelter Island and Puerto Rico have several things in common. Both are islands, entirely counted in 2020 via Update Leave, and have a current response rates well below 4 percent. But, while Shelter Island has an estimated population of a little under 2500, Puerto Rico has an estimated population of over 2.5 million.David McMillen, of Cutchogue, which is in Southold town, said as of Sunday he had not yet been contacted to be counted.McMillen is a statistician and former employee of the Census Bureau who went on to advise the oversight committees of the Census for both the Senate and House of Representatives. Local leaders, he said, are “overwhelmed” by COVID-19. Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman is one of them.The impact of coping with the economic fallout from the virus is at the forefront of many residents’ minds. “Many people were living paycheck to paycheck,” Schneiderman said last week. “A lot of people don’t have money for food, money for rent.” He has been coordinating response efforts across the board to the current crisis and its effects, not just the Census, but with things like rapidly-growing food pantry lines.“A lot of people never needed assistance in any way,” he said. “Now, they do.”But when Schneiderman was told of the failing Update Leave Census operation, he said he became very concerned. The final numbers of the 2020 decennial Census will determine how money is spent, where money is spent, and the legislative representation of the entire East End.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Moss Maritime develops design for liquid hydrogen bunker vessel

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VIDEO: Staffordshire and Worcestershire Dredging Completed

first_imgThe £1 million Staffordshire and Worcestershire dredging project is finally completed, according to the Canal & River Trust.The project started in February this year and involved the Trust dredging sections of the canal from Tixall Lock in Staffordshire to Debdale near Kidderminster.The work focused on areas along the canal where boaters were having difficulty mooring, navigating through bridges or approaching locks.In total around seven miles of canal was dredged removing over 31,000 tonnes of silt.Using a floating dredger, silt and debris which have built up along the bottom of the canal over a number of years, were scrapped off the bottom of the waterway.All of the silt removed was either reused along the canal as bank protection or sent via road to a local facility to be turned into soil for re-use.last_img read more