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Is this a wind-up?

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

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Website delays

first_img In the current challenging economic environment, these questions are even more challenging than before. There is little point in populating a newly designed website with out-of-date material which, if written a few years ago, probably did not have search engines in mind. Therefore there is often a substantial amount of content needed for new services sectors and new team members. For anyone starting a new law firm, you need to convey your vision whilst giving the website room for your practice to grow. Whilst partners often comment that it was helpful and useful to go through this thought process again when building a new website, it was rarely planned for as part of the process and it always takes longer than you think it will! Who are we and how do we want to be perceived? Who are our target clients and what do they need from the site? What is our range of services and how might this develop in the next few years? With a growing percentage of new enquiries arriving via solicitors’ websites these days, online is undoubtedly a law firm’s most valuable marketing tool. Whether you are starting a new practice and planning your first website, or contemplating an upgrade to your current site, it can be easy to underestimate the amount of time involved. Most parties involved (solicitors and designers) expect the design phase to take a long time. Solicitors tend not to work visually and so may find it difficult to brief a designer, but they know what they like when they see it, so this can involve a lot of trial and error. The design process is ALSO complicated if a number of people need to be involved. How do you balance so many personal and subjective design choices without reaching a bland compromise? But this is not the hardest bit! Once the design is signed off, programming begins and this can usually be accomplished in a matter of weeks. This is the period when the law firm needs to be working on the content, ready to be dropped into the beta site when it is delivered. And this is where the project timetable can really fall apart. The reason is that because a website is such an all-encompassing representation of your firm, it forces you to think through big strategic questions, such as:center_img Sue Bramall is managing director of Berners Marketing and advises law firms in the UK and overseaslast_img read more

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Local MSPs Become ‘Dementia Friends’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInLocal MSPs Joan McAlpine and Emma harper have become ‘dementia friends’ after training from retired nurse Gladys Haining.Gladys is a part time worker for Dumfries and Galloway Dementia Friendly Community Project. She delivers training aimed at making work places ‘Dementia Friendly.”Commenting, Joan said:“Gladys was great – she encouraged us to challenge negative stereotypes about living with dementia, as well as discussing how people can live well with dementia.“Practically she was able to tell us what steps we and our staff can take to make spaces, and in particular our office, more dementia friendly.”Emma said:“I was grateful to Gladys for coming to our local office to deliver this training.“As we go about our busy day to day lives, it’s important to be aware that those suffering from dementia require our time and patience.“This is of course, especially relevant to those of us working to help and support members of the public – a proportion of whom will be dementia sufferers.”If you are interested to find out more about making your business or indeed any space more dementia friendly you can visit the Alzheimer Scotland website for hints and tips:http://www.alzscot.org/assets/0001/2870/Hints_and_Tips_for_Shops_and_Businesses.pdfhttp://www.alzscot.org/assets/0001/2899/Environmental_Hints___Tips.pdflast_img read more

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NYCD elects new executive

first_img Share Tweet 192 Views   no discussions Share Jahisiah Benoit has retained his position as President of the National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD). Benoit was re-elected unopposed when the Council held its general assembly meeting on Saturday 15 August 2015 at the Dominica Public Service Union’s building in Roseau.A new executive was also elected at the meeting and includes;Sharla Gabriel- 1st Vice President,Deion Anselm -2nd Vice President,Karla Henry – Publicity Coordinator,Khan Roach – Assistant Secretary Treasurer,Annel Lewis and Michelle Belle – Committee members.– / 4center_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews NYCD elects new executive by: Dominica Vibes News – August 17, 2015last_img read more

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USB-Controlled, Low-Cost Vector Network Analyzer from 300 kHz to 6 GHz

first_imgThe Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 Low-Cost Vector Network Analyzer is now available via Saelig. This is an economical USB-controlled, professional-grade 300 kHz to 6 GHz Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) with excellent performance, portability, and affordability. Despite its small size and low cost, its full-function, minimal-error, ‘Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture supports both 8- and 12-term calibration without the uncorrectable switching errors, delays, and unreliability of traditional three-receiver designs. The instrument supports convenient calibration methods such as ‘enhanced isolation correction’ and ‘unknown thru’.The PicoVNA 106 has a dynamic range of up to 118 dB at 10 Hz and only 0.005 dB RMS trace noise at its maximum bandwidth of 140 kHz. It can gather all four S-parameters at just 190 usec per frequency point, so a 500 point 2-port S2P Touchstone file (compatible with many test, math, view and EDA simulation tools) is captured in less than 1/10 sec. This performance compares with other full-function VNAs that are more than four times as expensive. The PicoVNA 106 is even cost-effective as a high-dynamic-range scalar network analyzer where phase measurements are not needed, or even as a single-port vector reflectometer. The product also includes bias-Ts for the convenient injection of a bias or test stimulus. It’s software two utilities address gain compression (P1dB) and AM to PM. Both of these use a port power sweep at each test frequency, with both measurements extracted using second-order interpolation.The PicoVNA 106 is supplied with Microsoft Windows-compatible software to support a full range of plot formats for a scalar or vector view of dual or single-port parameters. These can be saved or exported in various graphic and tabular formats including Touchstone. The software includes Fourier transformation to the time domain, adding convenient distance-to-fault capability and pulse response determination. In all cases nominal impedance transformation (10 ohm to 200 ohm) is available, mathematically or using port matching pads, with limit tests on the Cartesian plot formats.Today’s engineers don’t have time to become microwave specialists. They need a straightforward, accurate, fast, portable and low-cost measurement instrument, and ideally one that can support developing applications such as 5G, IoT, radar, and tissue and materials imaging. Pico Technology’s expertise in compact USB instrumentation, combined with its experience with high-performance sampling oscilloscopes and time domain reflectometry, has created a VNA that can characterize high-frequency interfaces, devices, multi-path interconnect and antennas. The PicoVNA 106’s remote automation interface suits test automation needs, or as a reflectometry or transmission measurement module for embedded installations. Test environments include broadband interconnect, cable and harness, antenna, component or subsystem assembly, installation and fault over life, in the manufacturing, calibration, distribution and service industries.Click here to learn more about the PicoVNA 106.last_img read more

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Ateneo seals Final 4 berth in UAAP men’s basketball

first_imgMANILA – Ateneo Blue Eagles clippedAdamson University Falcons, 80-74, to clinch at least a playoff for a FinalFour seat in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ilonggo Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena III had a season-high scoring for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their win over Adamson University Falcons. UAAP PHOTO Ilonggo Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena IIIposted season-high 23 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds. William Navarro and Mike Nieto tallied11 markers each while Matthew Daves chipped in career-high 10 points and sixrebounds. With the win on Wednesday night, thedefending champions Blue Eagles rose to a9-0 win-loss slate. It got a warm upahead of their clash with rival De La Salle University Green Archers on Sunday. Valandre Chauca and Jerrick Ahanmisiboth had 17 points in the losing cause for the Falcons, which incurred its fourthstraight loss to drop to a 3-6 win-loss card./PN The Blue Eagles, however, displayedexperience with defensive stops before Nieto and Adrian Wong converted threefree throws to iced the victory for Ateneo. Leading by as much as 15 points at67-52 with over eight minutes left, the Blue Eagles saw the Falcons trim thedeficit down to three, 77-74, courtesy of a Joshua Yerro lay-up with 8.9seconds left. “We really survived Adamson in theend,” said Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin. “We made a lot of boneheadplays. There’s no excuse for that. We have to practice those kinds ofsituations.”last_img read more

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City OK’s forensic audit, ambulance remount

first_img RelatedROUND 2: Auditor delves into revolving loan program’s pastEditor’s Note: To jump to Part 2 of this story, available exclusively online, click here. By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel continued an examination of its past financial practices this week as the City Commission heard the preliminary report of a forensic audit into…April 13, 2018In “News”YACHT CLUB AUDITForensic audit delivers scathing report of restoration project’s finances, planning   Editor’s Note: To jump to Part 2 of this story, available exclusively online, click here. By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel City Commission heard a lengthy report about the Yacht Club project during its regular…March 30, 2018In “News”Scope set for forensic auditBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Reiterating calls for increased transparency, Port Isabel Mayor Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora asked the City Commission to consider setting the scope of a previously discussed forensic audit to focus on the Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) revolving loan program, the Yacht Club and the…June 3, 2016In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comAfter months of discussion on the topic, approval of a firm to conduct a forensic audit of the City’s finances came almost as an afterthought near the end of Tuesday night’s special meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission.City Manager Jared Hockema reported that the City had received proposals from four firms — some from as far away as New England. “They’re all reputable firms; they’re all CPAs. They all have experience conducting this kind of examination,” Hockema said.In the end, the Commission approved his recommendation of the sole local firm, Brownsville-based Hales-Bradford, LLP, which made the lowest bid.“I myself would like to go locally,” Mayor Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora remarked.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

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Browns Announce Roster Moves; Claim Five, Cut Jamie Meder, Carl Nassib

first_img Related TopicsBrownsCarl Nassib NEOSI Staff As provided by the BrownsThe Browns on Sunday claimed DL Carl Davis (Baltimore Ravens), DL Ifeadi Odenigbo (Minnesota Vikings), OL Aaron Neary (Los Angeles Rams), DB Tavierre Thomas (Arizona Cardinals) and LB Tanner Vallejo(Buffalo Bills) from waivers. In corresponding moves, the team waived OL Austin Reiter, DL Jamie Meder, DL Carl Nassib, LB Jermaine Grace and DB Jeremiah McKinnon.“As we sit here today, we have actually turned the roster over 59 percent from last year’s roster. That does not happen unless you have a plan,” Browns general manager John Dorsey said. “That plan was developed in mid-January with the input of the coaches and the personnel staff putting this thing together. Once we identified what we needed, we used whatever resources that were available. It starts with planning for unrestricted free agents. Doing our research for trades. “Doing our research on the waiver claims and picking players up. Then, doing the planning for the college draft and college free agency. Of course, when you are sitting in the No. 1 waiver claim position, you always go attack the final two or three claims and see what is out there. We thought that it would be best if we picked up five players who we think could help this team.“At the end of the day, I think that we are a better football team on both sides of the line of scrimmage. I think that our skill groups have a lot of young and upcoming guys. That is all that you can ask for.”Meder upon his release was the longest tenured Browns on the roster, joining the team near the end of the 2014 season.“We were able to again add some more talent to our team, and in the process of doing that, there are some players that have been here that we had to let go,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. ”That is always tough to do, but at the end of the day our No. 1 job is to make the football team the best that we can make it and to give our fans what they truly deserve, which is a winner.”The Browns’ 53-man rosterOffense (25)QB (3)Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, Drew StantonRB (3)Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson, Nick ChubbWR (6)Jarvis LandryAntonio CallawayRashard HigginsDamion RatleyDerrick WilliesJosh GordonTE (4)David NjokuDarren FellsSeth DeValveOrson CharlesOL (9)Joel BitonioAustin CorbettJC TretterKevin ZeitlerChris HubbardDesmond HarrisonEarl WatfordGreg RobinsonAaron NearyDefense (25)DL (9)Myles GarrettEmmanuel OgbahChris SmithChad ThomasIfeadi OdenigboLarry OgunjobiTrevon ColeyDevaroe LawrenceCarl DavisLB (6)Christian KirkseyJamie CollinsJoe SchobertGenard AveryJames BurgessTanner VallejoDB (10)Denzel WardTerrance MitchellT.J. CarrieE.J. GainesDenzel RiceTavierre ThomasJabrill PeppersDamarious RandallBriean Boddy-CalhounDerrick KindredSpecial teams (3)K Zane Gonzalez, P Britton Colquitt, LS Charley Hughlettlast_img read more

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Fielding Banking On Home Comforts

first_imgThe goalkeeper missed City’s last home game, the 2-0 reverse against Brighton & Hove Albion, meaning his last outing at BS3 was six weeks ago.It coincided with the club’s last win, the 1-0 success against his former club Blackburn Rovers secured through Aaron Wilbraham’s last-gasp goal.Fielding told Bristol City Player HD: “We’ve had some difficult games on the road so we’re looking forward to getting back on home soil.“We’re very eager to get back out there on the pitch and get back to winning ways. My last home game was against Blackburn and that feels like ages ago now.“No one is too down about [the recent form] but at the same time we aren’t too high.“We’re very focused on what we need to do. All our efforts and thoughts are on Saturday’s game.“If we can cut out the mad five or ten minutes that we’re having in games recently then we’ll be fine.”City and Ipswich are level on points in the Sky Bet Championship table, occupying 13th and 14th place respectively.Looking ahead to tomorrow afternoon’s match, Fielding added: “We’ll be facing a typical Mick McCarthy side, physical and strong. They had a great result last weekend (3-0 win over QPR).“It’ll be a difficult game of course, but we’ll have a big support behind us again and they play a massive part.”Tickets for the game remain on general sale, with a crowd in excess of 18,000 anticipated. Call 0117 963 0600 to book, or buy online.last_img read more