May 15, 2021
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first_imgSince Cherwell’s report on violence in freshers’ week last issue, more details of the incident on New College Lane have come to light. Police are now asking for witnesses of an attempted mugging which occurred on Thursday of 0th week. It has also been confirmed the victim of the attack was a New College student.At about 11pm, the student was walking home after buying food at a kebab van on Broad Street. A man followed him up New College Lane, approached him and demanded his money.Detective Sergeant Matt Jarman, who is in charge of the investigation, said, “When the victim refused to hand over money the offender threatened to use a weapon. The victim still refused so the offender got him in a headlock.”The student managed to break free from the mugger’s grip and started shouting to attract people’s attention. “The suspect then ran off down New College Lane into Queens Lane,” reported Jarman.The Dean of New College said, “The College takes such attacks seriously, and urges all undergraduates to come forward and report anything they may witness on such occasions.”Tom Scott, JCR President for New College, said, “Oxford may seem like it exists in a bubble but, as recent troubling events have reminded us, people here still face the dangers that exist across the country. It goes without saying that we would like all of our members to stay safe when they are on the streets, particularly at night.”Despite the attacks in freshers’ week, the University pointed out to students, “Oxford is a very safe place to live, work and study and violent crimes against students are rare.”A spokesman for the University stated, “Advice on personal safety and security is included in the handbook, Essential Information for Students, which is handed out by colleges to new students at the start of Michaelmas Term.”Students are advised in the handbook to try to anticipate trouble before it starts and stay in groups or pairs. One extract reads, “If the worst comes to the worst and you are attacked, try to escape rather than fight back, especially if you believe that your assailant may be armed. You are not being a wimp-it’s good commonsense!”The attacker is said to be white, aged between 20 and 25, about 5ft 10in tall and slim. He had short hair, was clean shaven and was wearing a dark hooded top and bottoms.Anyone with information that could assist police enquiries is urged to contact Det Sgt Jarman via Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police and don’t want to leave your name contact the Crimestopppers charity on 0800 555 111.Tom Scott, added, “”We of course encourage anyone who can to come forward and help the police with their investigations.”last_img read more

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first_img Presentations Will Be Held Every Wednesday In FebruaryAccording to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. and is responsible for about 610,000 deaths each year. To help prevent heart disease and raise awareness of its effects, cardiologists from St. Vincent Medical Group are hosting free community lectures each Wednesday in February from Noon to 1:00 p.m. for Heart Month.St. Vincent cardiologists will share information about the following topics for each session:February 6 – Dr. Jarrod Frizzell presents Understanding your Treatment Options for Heart DiseaseFebruary 13 – Dr. Deepa Kumbar presents Understanding your Treatment Options for Congenital Heart DiseaseFebruary 20 – Dr. David Hormuth presents Understanding your Surgical OptionsFebruary 27 – Dr. Umang Patel presents Understanding Atrial Fibrillation and Treatment OptionsClasses will be held in the Cardiac Rehab Classroom at the St. Vincent Center for Advanced Medicine, 901 St. Mary’s Dr., Evansville. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and registration is not required. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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first_imgRoads were blanketed with snow as Thursday’s blizzard hit the region. (Courtesy Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen) Mayor Jay Gillian provided this latest update Friday afternoon in the aftermath of Thursday’s blizzard.I want to update you on our efforts to clear the streets after yesterday’s major snowfall. Our Public Works team has been working around-the-clock and made great progress under extremely challenging conditions. Due to the low temperatures, the snow is not melting, and the piles have to be removed – like the beach sand on the streets after Sandy.We have every staff member and every plow working, and we’ve now hired an outside contractor to bring in six dump trucks and additional equipment to help out. If at all possible, please try to limit your travel to make room for our crews to work. You also can help by not pushing snow onto a cleared street as you shovel out and by parking cars as close as possible to the curb.The emergency routes and north-south avenues are in good shape. The fleet will continue to work through the night and for as long as it takes to clear all other streets and alleys.The Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center will open at 2 p.m. today (Jan. 5) and the Ocean City Free Public Library will open at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Jan. 6). The Ocean City Civic Center is available for open play until 5 p.m. today. Be cautious in shoveling out your properties, and please look after your neighbors.The storm left some areas with more than a foot of snow. (Courtesy Tim Kelly)last_img read more

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first_imgBarry Callebaut has reported a 5.3% increase in full-year opera-ting profit to 31 August 2008 and said it had continued to see good growth in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Profit rose to SFr341.1m (£184.7m), as sales increased by 17.3% to SFr4.8bn (£2.6bn).According to the company, sales growth was “mostly due to higher volumes and higher raw material prices”. Chief executive Patrick De Maeseneire said he was “satisfied” with the growth, which was in line with expectations. “These achievements, especially in the face of a challenging market environment, underline the effectiveness of our growth strategy,” he said.last_img

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first_imgWalkers has become the first food company to retain its Carbon Reduction label, after reducing its carbon footprint by 7%. The snacks brand was also the first to display the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label in March 2007 when it committed to cut its carbon footprint by 3% by 2009. Companies have to reapply for the label after two years. Walkers has introduced a number of energy-saving schemes which helped save 4,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions including: new high efficiency gas burners and low energy lighting; light-weighting packaging; switching to 100% British potatoes to lower food miles; and running delivery trucks on biodiesel containing 5% used cooking oil. This has saved Walkers more than £400,000 over the past two years, which it reinvested in future energy-saving projects. Last year, Mey Selections also signed up to pilot the scheme and now the Highlands-based producer, which makes oatcakes and shortcake, is working to reduce its carbon footprint. Initially, Mey Selections’ Luxury All Butter Shortbread, Heather Honey and Blossom Honey will feature the new label on-pack.last_img read more

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first_imgA man caught providing drugs to Bristol Prison has had his sentence increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred it to the Court of Appeal for being too low.Jason Weeks, 26, was stopped by police after CCTV caught him throwing drugs over the prison wall into the exercise yard from a vehicle. When searched, more drugs were found in the vehicle, as well as at Weeks’ home, where he was also growing cannabis.Between those drugs thrown into the prison, in the vehicle, and those found at his home, Weeks was responsible for over 1.5kg of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.Weeks was originally sentenced at Bristol Crown Court in May, where he was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment suspended for 24 months. Today, after the Solicitor General’s referral, the Court of Appeal increased his sentence to 15 months immediate custody, with the one month reduction due to recent progress he has made.Commenting on the imprisonment, the Solicitor General said:“Weeks risked seriously undermining the important role Bristol Prison plays in many of its inmates’ rehabilitation, in particular the work they do to address substance misuse. I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has today agreed to increase his sentence to show that crimes of this nature will not be tolerated.”last_img read more

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first_imgAt a time when many bakery businesses are temporarily shutting down operations, Bolton-based NWCE Foodservice Equipment offers advice on ensuring catering areas are clean, safe and ready for when the government announces it is safe to re-open.Cooking and worktop areasTurn off gas and water connections, clean any pipes and drain lines and ensure these are dry. Clean all surfaces and storage areas thoroughly, including above and underneath. Once the area is sanitised, leave it to dry then cover with a dust sheet. This will ensure you are ready to re-open quickly when allowed. With fryers, leave the drain valve open after rinsing through until the unit is dry.Combi and convection ovensPut the unit through a full internal chemical clean if it has this option. If not, then put the unit on steam for a while to help lift off burnt-on products, carry out a manual deep clean internally, including the door seal, door channels and drip trays. Flush through the drains thoroughly to remove grease and fats. Leave the door open, so the internal cavity does not trap moisture and is able to dry. Disconnect from the power supply and cover with a dust sheet.Microwaves and accelerated cooking equipmentDisconnect from the electrical supply, clean all internal cavity and filters, remove any splash guards and clean, then dry off before putting them back in. Leave the door open for circulation. This will help dry the unit internally, helping to reduce mould building up. Cover with a dust sheet if possibleFridges and freezersRemove all perishable items and disconnect from the power supply. Clean all areas, including door seals, hinges and the internals. If the unit has a collection tray, make sure this is also empty. Adequate air circulation will be required during storage, so keep the doors open and cover the unit to protect from dust and damp.Walk-in cold roomsBefore turning the unit off, remove all perishable items and clean all racking, floors and walls. Make sure to include the door and door seal. Leave the door ajar for circulation to help dry the room out.Dishwashers and glasswashersDisconnect from the power, water and chemical supply. Ensure they are emptied and drained, then thoroughly clean all areas, including baskets and strainers, and dry thoroughly throughout. Leave the doors open and the baskets and strainers outside the unit if you can.Extractor hoods and fansClean all areas, including removing and cleaning the filters, drains and grease collection trays. Make sure the filters are dry before putting them back into the canopy.DrainsTo avoid unwelcome odours, flush through thoroughly and seal off where possible. This will also block access for any vermin or insects.Gas safety and interlockingTurn gas off at the nearest isolator to the kitchen, which should ensure that any gas leaks you may have will be isolated. You will be able to turn your gas interlock system off, if you have one, by either a key on the panel or a power switch.Ice machinesDisconnect from the power supply, clean the internal storage bin thoroughly with an anti-mildew chemical – if this is not possible, then hot soapy water will do. It is imperative the drain is cleaned on an ice machine also, this can be swilled through with boiling water. Dry out well and leave the door open for air circulation. Cover with a dust sheet once dry.Pest controlEnsure you notify your pest control supplier of when you shut down and ask for their advice on how to keep deterrents up to date.last_img read more

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first_imgGuns N’ Roses are set to kick off another leg of their reunion tour later this week, with Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan ready to dive in. The American rock band, who formed in 1987 and have had a rotating cast of characters since, have just announced a slew of additional American dates in October and November, including stops at Madison Square Garden in New York, Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Chicago’s United Center, and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.The band has also added an impressive list of opening acts that will join them over the course of the tour. During their European dates, Guns N’ Roses will be supported by The Kills, Mark Lanegan, Royal Blood, Killing Joke, The Darkness, Wolfmother, and The Pretenders. In the United States, Guns N’ Roses will be joined by Deftones, Royal Blood, Live, ZZ Top, and Sturgill Simpon. GNR will also co-headline a pair of dates with The Who in Latin America.If you didn’t care to see Guns N’ Roses before, you might want to now!See below for Guns N’ Roses full schedule.Guns N’ Roses 2017 Tour Dates:05/27 – Dublin, IE @ Slane Castle ^#05/30 – Bilbao, ES @ San Mames Stadium #06/02 – Lisbon, PT @ Passeio Martimo De Alges #06/04 – Madrid, ES @ Vincente Calderon Stadium #06/07 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund @06/10 – Imola, IT @ Greenfield @06/13 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion !06/16 – London, UK @ London Stadium !06/17 – London, UK @ London Stadium !06/20 – Gdansk, PL @ Stadion Energy Gdansk ?06/22 – Hannover, DE @ Messe ?06/24 – Werchter, BE @ Classic %&06/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Telia Parken ~06/29 – Stockholm, SE @ Friends Arena @07/01 – Hämeenlinna, FI @ Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto @07/04 – Prague, CZ @ Letnany Airport ~07/07 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France ~07/10 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadion &07/12 – Nijmegen, NL @ Goffert Park ~07/15 – Tel Aviv, IS @ Hayarkon Park07/27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Dome At America’s Center +07/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium +08/02 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High \08/05 – Little Rock, AR @ War Memorial Stadium08/08 – Miami, FL @ Miami Marlins Stadium \08/11 – Winston-Salem, NC @ BB&T Field at Wake Forest University /08/13 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium /08/16 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field08/19 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau {}08/21 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place Stadium {}08/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Investors Group Field {}08/27 – Regina, SK @ New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place08/30 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium {}09/01 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium ^09/03 – George, WA @ The Gorge ^09/06 – El Paso, TX @ Sun Bowl Stadium >09/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome >09/23 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Rock in Rio *10/01 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Estadio Único De La Plata *10/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center10/11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden10/15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden10/22 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden10/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena10/29 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre11/02 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena11/06 – Chicago, IL @ United Center11/10 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center11/14 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center11/17 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena11/21 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center11/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center^ = w/ Royal Blood# = w/ Mark [email protected] = w/ The Darkness! = w/ The Kills? = w/ Killing Joke% = w/ The Pretenders& = w/ Wolfmother~ = w/ Biffy Clyro+ = w/ Deftones\ = w/ Sturgill Simpson/ = w/ Live{} = w/ Our Lady Peace> = w/ ZZ Top* = w/ The Wholast_img read more

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first_img“If you can’t see it, you aren’t seeing it.ShareAs new security breaches come to light just about every day, nothing could be more obvious to even the casual observer…the security industry has failed you.  Traditional approaches to security are utterly obsolete in relation to today’s complex architectures and modern threats.  Our rapidly expanding attack surface, thanks to the digitization of business and adoption of Cloud and mobile technologies, combined with a threat environment that is increasingly complex and sophisticated, necessitates a new approach to security.Legacy strategies and technologies have defended organizations from cyber-attack by establishing a digital perimeter around enterprise networks – a supposed barrier that was tightly monitored and through which access was defined and controls applied.  While viewpoints vary as to how effective these barriers actually were, limiting the number of access points typically enabled a higher degree of scrutiny and perhaps confidence in the security of the network and its contents.But, even that facade of security has been perforated by mobile technologies, Cloud services, and new business practices.  The ever expanding number of access points and methods through which that digital perimeter might stretch or contort now out-strip even advanced concepts of perimeter defense. Only once you acknowledge that applying controls to and watching the perimeter is a very small subset of what is necessary, can you begin to take meaningful steps forward.While adopting a new approach to security – what we call Intelligence Driven Security – will require many steps forward, one of the first steps is expanding our visibility.  Now, when you say visibility to many security practitioners, they immediately start talking about the traditional visibility offered by firewalls and other logs, router telemetry, antivirus information and perhaps IDS alerts.  When the SIEM industry began, it promised better visibility, investigative power, and compliance efficiency, by bringing this information together.  While attractive on the surface, the reality has left way too much to be desired.Intelligence Driven Security requires a fundamentally different approach to visibility.  Technologies exist to record every single packet on the network and more importantly understand and interpret them as packets, sessions, and applications.  To find out what’s really occurring in your environment, you must augment the observations your security infrastructure is or isn’t making already with this deep visibility into the reality of how things actually are.  This deeper level of visibility will help against insertion, replay, fragmentation and application layer methods of bypassing the existing security enterprise.  Combine this deep visibility with insight into what might be occurring at the endpoint and it’s like turning the light on in room that had been pitch black or at best, dimly lit.Look at the news on a daily basis and see the organizations getting compromised, many with presumably strong security programs.  If security programs don’t expand their visibility and evolve to match the threats of today and tomorrow, however, it’s easy to see that these breaches are just the beginning.The key to cyber security’s migration to Intelligence Driven Security is visibility, analysis, and action.  This article is Part 1 of a 3-Part series which will discuss each migration.last_img read more

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first_img Related Shows First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the Oscar-winning film. Now, with Riding the Midnight Express, comes a solo show performed by the man who lived it. Billy Hayes recounts his time in a Turkish prison and his harrowing escape. There will be a Q&A between Hayes and the audience following each performance. Hayes’ autobiographical book, Midnight Express, was released in 1977 and adapted into a film a year later, starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Riding the Midnight Express previously played a limited engagement at St. Luke’s Theatre earlier this year. Tickets are now on sale to see Riding the Midnight Express With Billy Hayes off-Broadway. Directed by Jeffrey Altshuler, the production will begin previews on September 24 at the Barrow Street Theatre. Opening night is set for October 2. Riding the Midnight Express View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 28, 2014last_img read more

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