Resource Guide: vision

first_imgResource Guide: visionOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today This month’s resource guideCollege of Optometrists www.college-optometrists.org42 Craven Street London WC2N Tel: 020 7839 6000 Site of the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in theUK. It includes news and information, eye care advice, details of academic andpractice-based journals, CET courses and professional guidance as well asextensive links to other sites. Eye Care Trust www.eyecare-information-service.org.ukWebsite of the Eye Care Trust, a charity that aims to raise awareness of allaspects of ocular health and the importance of regular eye care. A verydetailed site, useful for the occupational health adviser looking for generalinformation. Includes FAQs, details of the latest developments in eye care andlists of common eye disorders, their symptoms, causes and treatments. Applied Vision Association www.dmu.ac.ukOrganisation affiliated to the College of Optometrists, which promotes andadvances the application of research work in all areas related to vision.Includes extensive links to other related sites worldwide. Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers www.aclm.org.ukIncludes news and information about contact lenses, including a very usefulpage of FAQs about contact lenses, and links to related sites. General Optical Council www.optical.org41 Harley Street London W1N 2DJ Tel: 020 7580 3898 e-mail: [email protected] Regulatory body for opticians. The site contains useful information, such asup-to-date news, details of CET and links to other sites. Association of British Dispensing Opticians www.abdo.org.ukMoorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust www.moorfields.org.ukCity Road, London EC1V 2PD Tel: 020 7253 3411 [email protected] Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians www.fodo.comFight For Sight www.fightforsight.orgUK charity which funds research into blindness. Site includes background informationabout blindness and eye diseases, plus links to related sites. Royal National Institute for the Blind www.rnib.org.ukExtensive and very informative site which offers practical support andadvice for anyone with a sight problem. Includes details of campaigns, eyeconditions, fact sheets, research papers and projects, a web pals board andnews and up-to-date information. International Glaucoma Associationwww.iga.org.ukNational Blind Children’s Society www.nbcs.org.ukDisability Benefits Information www.disabilitybenefits.co.ukTalking Newspapers Association www.tnauk.org.ukAction for Blind People www.afbp.orgDiabetes UK www.diabetes.org.ukRoyal College of Ophthalmologists www.rcophth.ac.ukCompiled by Kate Rouy This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additionsfrom readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to includein this series Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Instructor, Communication

first_imgTeaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare and teach Communication courses designed for transfer and support of career technical programs. Faculty will also be responsible for recruiting and advising students and collaborating with 4 year educational partners to ensure transferability of courses.Education Required: -Master’s degree in Communication or a related field from a regionally accredited university with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hour credits in CommunicationEducation Preferred: -Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited universityExperience Required: -Post-secondary teaching experience in CommunicationExperience Preferred: -Community college teaching experience -Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes -Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systemshttp://gtcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3467last_img read more

On keeping a healthy “downstairs”

first_imgSo seldom in these trying times can one find an authority to turn to for tips on how to keep one’s “excretory organs” in fine fettle, so thank heavens for Dr Allinson’s ageless advice. Incidentally, we’re guessing that the august physician had yet to launch his own bread brand when he offered this comment…On keeping a healthy “downstairs”: “We must supply our bodies with proper food, in proper quantity, at stated intervals, keep up proper combustion by pure air and by exercise, and see our excretory organs are in good condition. Make your bread at home if possible; it is sure to be better and cheaper than that bought.”last_img read more

Elon Musk Is Trying To Launch A Car Playing David Bowie Into Space This Afternoon

first_imgElon Musk is a fascinating figure, acting as the CEO and lead designer at SpaceX in addition to heading a number of other companies including Tesla, Neuralink, and others. Today, SpaceX will launch of their unmanned rocket, Falcon Heavy, into Earth’s atmosphere for the first time. As told by CNN, if the launch is successful, Falcon Heavy “will become the world’s most powerful operational rocket. … With its 27 engines, the rocket will give off a thrust equal to 18 Boeing 747 jetliners … [and] will be capable of sending humans to the moon or Mars.” The launch is planned for 1:30 p.m. EST.According to The Verge, if the multi-stage launch is successful, the Falcon Heavy’s final booster will split in half and release its payload–a Tesla Roadster–into space on a hyperbolic route toward Mars (and beyond) at around seven miles per second. As Musk claimed in a tweet back in December, the Tesla “will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.Elon Musk also said in the tweet that the Roadster’s stereo would play David Bowie‘s “Space Oddity” as it makes its way toward a Mars orbit. Yesterday, ahead of the launch of the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX released an animation of the anticipated launch backed by Bowie’s “Life On Mars?” You can watch the animated video below:[Video: SpaceX]While no sounds can be heard in the vacuum of outer space regardless, there’s something satisfying about knowing that SpaceX’s Mars-bound car will be blasting David Bowie as it flies through the solar system. The Starman would be proud…[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

Stored Grains.

first_imgIt’s hard enough to grow a grain crop. Farmers certainly don’t need to lose any of it after they’ve grown it. To help them maintain quality in stored grains, the University of Georgia will have a workshop July 27 at the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga. The workshop sessions will cover the basic principles of grain drying, aeration, insect monitoring, protectant insecticides and fumigation. Auburn University and the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Committee will cosponsor the training. It’s designed for growers who store their grain on the farm. But county agents and industry representatives are invited to attend, too. The workshop is free, but preregistration is required. To sign up, or to learn more about the program, call Debbie Rutland at (912) 386-3424.last_img read more

BlackRock plans to set stricter standards on climate risk

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Wall Street Journal ($):BlackRock said it would take a tougher stance against corporations that aren’t providing a full accounting of environmental risks, part of a slew of moves by the investment giant to show it is doing more to address investment challenges posed by climate change.Among the moves, BlackRock said it would be increasingly disposed to vote against management and boards if companies don’t disclose climate change risks and plans in line with key industry standards.BlackRock is also pulling back from thermal coal producers in actively managed debt-and-equity portfolios by mid-2020, a move that will lead to $500 million in sales. It will expand the range of sustainable investment products as well as double to 150 the number of exchange-traded funds that address environmental, social and governance challenges.BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with about $7 trillion under management. It has risen on the back of index funds that trade on exchanges and through these funds has extended its reach across nearly every company and is part of the retirement accounts of millions of people around the world. The firm also sits at the backbone of Wall Street as its software is used by banks to monitor their risks.The firm said it is putting the focus on sustainability because the costs of climate change have ramifications on the price of assets and the financial ecosystem.“Climate change has become a defining factor in companies’ long-term prospects,” BlackRock Chief Executive Laurence Fink said in his annual letter. “The evidence on climate risk is compelling investors to reassess core assumptions about modern finance.”Lately, there has been increased pressure on investment firms to do more on climate change.[Dawn Lim, Julie Steinberg]More: BlackRock to Hold Companies and Itself to Higher Standards on Climate Risk BlackRock plans to set stricter standards on climate risklast_img read more

Indonesia arrests US fraud fugitive on local sex charges

first_imgFrom April 2014 through December 2019 the group attracted unsuspecting investors using fraudulent earnings purported to come from the network’s mining pool, according to prosecutors.It was not immediately clear if US authorities would seek Medlin’s extradition in the cryptocurrrency case.”We are still waiting for a request from the US Embassy,” Jakarta police’s special investigation director Roma Hutajulu said Tuesday. The US embassy did not immediately reply to requests for comment. An American fugitive wanted at home in connection with a $700 million cryptocurrency scam has been arrested in Jakarta on sex charges, Indonesian authorities said Tuesday.Russ Medlin, who entered the Southeast Asian nation on a tourist visa last year, was nabbed in the capital Monday after three teenage girls alleged he paid to have sex with them, police said.If convicted under Indonesia’s child protection laws, Medlin could face up to 15 years in prison, police said, adding that they confiscated more than $20,000 in cash from the suspect.  “After the arrest, we checked his identity,” Jakarta police spokesman Yusri Yunus told reporters on Tuesday, adding Medlin was sought by foreign law enforcement agencies.According to the Nevada State sex offender public website, a Russ Albert Medlin was listed as a “non compliant” tier-two offender — the second most serious — with a Las Vegas address.In December, the US Justice Department said three men had been arrested in an alleged fraud that raised $722 million from investors lured by fake bitcoin mining earnings.Prosecutors in the United States allege Medlin headed the “BitClub Network,” which took money from investors in a “high-tech Ponzi scheme”.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Emmanuel Adebayor is still trolling Arsenal fans on Man City celebration anniversary

first_img Comment Emmanuel Adebayor is still trolling Arsenal fans on Man City celebration anniversary 1 min. story Skip PLAY Top articles Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Coming Next Manchester United captain Harry Maguire The wild celebration unsurprisingly enraged the traveling fans and most have still not forgiven the 35-year-old.If any were feeling forgiving towards Adebayor, they may have changed their mind after the forward posted a picture of the celebration on Instagram on the 10 year anniversary of the event.Predictably the post drew plenty of abuse from Arsenal fans, with one suggesting the celebration was the greatest achievement of his career, to which Adebayor replied: ‘Money, cars, bank account, that’s what I came to Europe for.’After the match in 2009, Adebayor told the Sun: ‘I scored and wanted to show people it is not a good idea to abuse me. I really didn’t understand it at all. I was running on pure emotion and when you take emotion out of football we are going to have a big problem.‘People say I had time to think about because I ran the length of the pitch but that is not true. I was abused all match and scored a goal I knew would win the game for us. Ten seconds is nothing – your emotion is going to last a lot longer than that.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAdebayor always felt the abuse from Arsenal fans was unjustified, explaining that it was Gunners boss Arsene Wenger who wanted to sell him rather than him pushing for a move.‘There is only so much abuse a man can take until he reaches breaking point. I could not understand some of the Arsenal players being disrespectful towards me.‘I was being abused by people who six months ago were singing my name. The abuse was for no reason. It wasn’t my fault I left, it was Arsene who wanted to accept the offer for me. They were all clapping Kolo but they were shouting personal abuse at me before the match had even kicked off.‘People talk about us as being football players and the money we earn, but just because we are fortunate it does not mean we need to take abuse. If you were to abuse a man in the street for over an hour he would react and it would be a worse reaction than a goal celebration.’Adebayor signed for Turkish side Kayserispor this summer on a one-year contract.MORE: Kieran Tierney nutmegs Shkodran Mustafi on return to full training for ArsenalMORE: Dani Ceballos reveals Unai Emery wants him to take charge in midfield for Arsenal Full Screen About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More Read Morecenter_img Advertisement Read More 1/1 Skip Ad by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Sep 2019 7:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link325Shares Video Settings Emmanuel Adebayor is still winding up Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty Images)Emmanuel Adebayor has no intention of trying to win over Arsenal fans, as he is still winding them up 10 years on from his infamous goal celebration for Manchester City against the Gunners.Adebayor left Arsenal for City in July 2009 after four seasons with the north London side, having scored 62 goals for the club.Gunners fans were not happy with the striker joining a Premier League rival and let him know that with a fierce reception when Arsenal traveled to the Etihad in September ’09.The Togo international scored City’s third in a 4-2 victory and ran the length of the field to celebrate in front of the Arsenal supporters.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT SPONSORED / last_img read more

Cash flow a positive for this dwelling double up

first_imgThe two homes at 151 Orange Grove Rd, Coopers Plains sold for $1.1 million at auctionA CRACKING rental income had three registered bidders vying for two homes on one title in Coopers Plains.The winner paid $1.1 million for 151 Orange Grove Rd, which should boost their income by $2300 per week, said LJ Hooker Sunnybank agent Emily Xiong.“The rental income pretty much covers the home loans,” Miss Xiong said.CoreLogic records show the seller bought the original three-bedroom home on its 809sq m block for $560,000 in April 2014.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 2020A renovation of the older house and the addition of a contemporary seven-bedroom, seven-ensuite dwelling just prior to sale drove the $1 million-plus result.Miss Xiong said although the property was close to Griffith University, it didn’t have council approval for student accommodation and would most likely rent to two or three separate families. Bidders who missed out have a second chance with the agent set to list another two-home holding this week.Miss Xiong said buyer demand for multiple incomes was growing.“When I had my first one (listing), people didn’t understand and were quite scared to buy this kind of property,” she said. “At the moment they understand this type of property brings them a good income.”Miss Xiong said there were more opportunities for development in the suburb and demand for the end product was increasing, but small developers needed to carefully assess each property’s potential.“Subdivision is better than two-on-one,” she said.last_img read more

Land prices rocket across capitals

first_img Dream home not what you might think Gold Coast $260,000Sunshine Coast $255,000Brisbane $238,750Far North $170,000Darling Downs $170,000Northern $150,460Mackay $147,000West Moreton $146,000Wide Bay-Burnett $145,000Fitzroy $145,000 (Source: HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report) The Housing Industry Association-CoreLogic Residential Land Report June 2018 was released on Tuesday October 23, 2018. FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE QLD pair tipped to win The Block “On a per-square metre basis, Melbourne is still the capital city market with the strongest price increases over the past year,” the report said. “Over the year to June, the price of land rose by 26.5 per cent in Melbourne, 8.6 per cent in Adelaide, 7.5 per cent in Brisbane, 6.3 per cent in Sydney and 2.2 per cent in Perth. Prices in Hobart fell by 6.4 per cent.” Millions spent to snap up Brisbane ‘castle’ Brisbane buyers have a unique advantage in that their capital city land prices have actually gone backwards in the past quarter by -1.5 per cent. As well as that, the Queensland capital’s median of $238,750 was third highest in the state.The report found that the Gold Coast had the highest median residential lot value at $260,000 followed by the Sunshine Coast at $255,000.In every other state, it was the capital city that had the highest prices, led by Sydney ($477,250), Melbourne ($375,000), Perth ($250,000), Adelaide ($220,000) and Greater Hobart ($148,000). QLD median residential lot value: MORE: Every other major capital saw single digit rises, with Brisbane land prices growing the slowest of the capitals at 1.5 per cent, followed by Hobart (2.1 per cent), Adelaide (2.8 per cent) and Sydney (4.2 per cent). More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoBrisbane’s residential land sales and median lot value. Source: HIA-CoreLogic Residential Land Report. The most expensive median land price in Queensland is out of the Gold Coast, followed by Sunshine Coast with Brisbane third.A NEW report has found the price of land has shot up 15.5 per cent across state capitals in the past 12 months alone.The price of capital city vacant residential land grew three times as fast as blocks in regional areas, according to the latest national land report, released Tuesday.The surge was driven by a massive 38.4 per cent rise in Melbourne; s median lot value, which was reinforced by Perth’s 14.1 per cent jump over the past year, the Housing Industry Association-CoreLogic Residential Land Report said. Brisbane’s median land price was $238,750, according to the latest HIA-CoreLogic land report. Picture: Jono Searle. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p400p400p320p320p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenReal estate – Prestige Listings – Elizabeth Tilley04:19last_img read more