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University intends to open in October, Vice-Chancellor states

first_imgThe University has been contacted for comment. The University is also encouraging donations from individuals for both of these hardship funds and the research effort through the Development Office. The Vice-Chancellor has also announced two new hardship funds, one for students and one for staff, to aid those worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A “pilot program” to begin allowing on-site work in several departments is being developed as it is looking “increasingly likely” that the Government will begin loosening lockdown measures soon. The Vice-Chancellor nevertheless emphasises that “as far as possible, we will preserve the face-to-face personalized education”, such as tutorials. Distancing measures are most likely to take place for group lectures and teachings. They have announced they will adopt a policy of “test, traceand isolate” in order to allow for safety and normality in the new academicyear. center_img An update from the Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday 6th of May announces that the University does intend to open in October, but raises the possibility that Michaelmas Term will not be run as normal. The notice also announces the creation of two new hardship funds to help students and staff affected by the pandemic. The statement gives further updates on the successful developments of the Oxford vaccine research, with its new partnership with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. In the statement, the Vice-Chancellor states the University “will be planning for Michaelmas term”, declaring intentions to open the University in October, although in a “changed world”. This means that social distance guidance and online teaching may continue into Michaelmas Term. Image Credit to Prosthetic Head/ Wikimedia Commonslast_img read more

Out of the Blue release their charity Christmas single

first_imgYou can watch Out of the Blue’s Christmas music video here and download the single here. Image credit: Richard Tong A spokesperson for Out of the Blue told Cherwell: “Out of the Blue have been doing an annual Christmas single in aid of Helen & Douglas House since 2014.  Helen & Douglas House are a children’s hospice (the oldest in the world) in Oxford who provide palliative and end of life care for children with life-limiting illnesses. Over the past 5 years we have raised over £150,000 for them – something we are incredibly proud of.”  “Like most people in the arts, we have struggled this year and with significant running costs, have only just managed to turn a profit after our intense work in Michaelmas and Hilary last year. Helen & Douglas House were facing financial difficulty before the pandemic so it’s even more important that we raise as much money as possible for them. “center_img Oxford-based acapella group Out of the Blue have just released their new Acapella cover of Wizzard’s I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday in aid of Helen & Douglas House, the world’s first children’s hospice.  Out of the Blue is an all-male group composed of University of Oxford students, although it is open to anyone that lives in the city. The group have worked with Helen & Douglas hospice for 10 years, and donate all of their annual profits to them after costs, alongside performing regularly in the hospice. last_img read more

Who Has The Best Wings for Super Bowl Sunday?

first_imgCharlie’s 800 Shore Road Somers Point, NJ 609-927-3663When it comes to volume, it appears that Charlie’s takes the crown in wings.  When we spoke with Jim the manager, he said that they will  sell 2.5-3 TONS of wings and 2 TONS of tenders on Super Bowl Sunday.So let’s take a breath and visualize that.  On our way to Charlie’s, we passed a sign:Is that what Jim was telling us?  That the chicken that they sell in one day out-weighs  a truck?Wow! That is a lot of chicken.  At Charlie’s you can order your wings & tenders wet,  dry or with your sauce on the side.  Your sauce options include: Tail Gun (Mild), Southwest (Secret BBQ), Top Gun (Hell Fire! No Kidding), & Scampy (Garlic).  Single orders are (13) pieces $8.86, Chicken Little (35) pieces $22.75, Rooster Jack (60) pieces $36.33.  Tenders are (5) pieces for $7.79, (20) for $26.71, (40) $51.30.Good luck with your Super Bowl Parties!  Please hit up our facebook page and tells us whose wings and tenders that you enjoyed the most. Express Pizza 719 Battersea Road Ocean City, NJ  609-398-3322When we arrived at Express Pizza their staff could not have been nicer.  They whipped up a platter of hot wings and tenders with all of their sauces.  Their most popular order is their wings with “Mark’s Famous Hot Sauce”. They did not share the ingredients, but it was clear to see and taste, that it was tasty and unique. They also offer Honey-Mustard, BBQ, and Buffalo. You can order your wings or tenders “dry” with your favorite sauce on the side.  An order of (5) tenders will run you $5.95 and (10) wings cost you $9.95. All orders come with celery and blue cheese at no extra charge.This Sunday is the last opportunity to take advantage of their ‘Football Special”, which includes a large pizza, 10 wings, and a 2 liter soda for $19.99.Somers PointDiOrio’s Circle Café 10 MacArthur Blvd, Somers Point, NJ 609-927-6111When it comes to tenders in Somers Point, you have to think of DiOrio’s.  They have been using the “Original Hector Smith Recipe” for over 20 years.  They have receive numerous awards over the years including being voted ‘Best at the Shore” Wings & Tenders by AC Magazine.During our wing tour, we spoke with Denny DiOrio and he said that the key to his tenders and wing popularity is that all of their chicken is fresh and never frozen.  While they may not sell the most wings in the region, he said that they will sell over 16,000 pieces of chicken on Super Bowl Sunday.  He has a team of four in the kitchen prepping starting on Friday afternoon and they will be replaced on rotating shifts straight through game time on Sunday.Tip of the day from Denny: Order in advance and then reheat them just before your guests arrive.  He is happy to give you some extra sauce.  “Heat them in a preheated oven at 475 degrees for just 5 minutes”.  The high heat and the short period of time will have them come out crispy and juicy.   Many times people go low heat for a longer period of time and they dry them out.DiOrio’s wings are available in quantities of (10) $9.95, (30) $24.95, (50) $34.95, or more in multiples.  Their tenders are available in quantities of (10) $11.75, (30) $28.95, (50) $39.95, or more in multiples.The Anchorage Tavern and Restaurant 823 Bay Avenue Somers Point, NJ 609-926-1776  The legendary Anchorage Tavern was jumping Wednesday night when we showed-up to see if they still had it, and they did.  Fred Fleming and his team were on their game and kept the food and drinks flying out of the kitchen.  Dan Asenov briefed us on the what makes their wings and “fingers” special.  He said, and Anita passionately agreed, that their wings and fingers are the meatiest around.  When it comes to wings vs. fingers,  we sell more fingers.  He said that it is pretty much a 60/40 ratio.  One of the most popular dishes is their Buffalo Chicken Salad and the kids love the fingers.Dan emphasized that they only serve fresh chicken, never frozen.  The orders for the wings and fingers are the same $7.95 each.  Their sauce options include; Blistering, Spicy (mildly spicy), Honey, Honey/Spicy, and BBQ. Virtually every Super Bowl party has chicken wings and/ or tenders. Unless you have an old family recipe, most people do not want to risk serving lame food when entertaining.   So they start asking themselves:  Where should I order from?   While there are many places that claim to have great wings, the reality is that most serve frozen chicken that is fried and paired with store-bought hot sauce.Not this year! OCNJ Daily did our homework and sought-out the top wings and tenders in Ocean City and Somers Point.  We would like  to hear your feedback.  Whose wings do you like best? And tenders? Surprisingly, they might be at different restaurants.Below is a list of the restaurants, pictures of the platters that they made for us, and a little background information that may help you when it comes time to order:Rule 1: Order Early.  Each of the restaurants mentioned that they already have to-go orders ready to be fulfilled.Rule 2: If you procrastinate, order your food for pick-up just after the game starts.  Trying to order and pick them up prior to the game will be challenging.Ocean CityBoyar’s Market – 1340 Asbury Avenue Ocean City, NJ 609-399-1343We dropped in and surprised one of the co-owners of Boyars Market, Robert, last night. He shared with us that he is preparing to sell over four hundred pounds of chicken tenders and wings on Super Bowl Sunday. He emphasized that while they have great wings, their tenders are their claim to fame. They are fresh chicken tenderloins seasoned and cooked to perfection.  Both the tenders and the wings chicken are smothered in their delicious home-made sauces: Honey Mustard; Barbecue; and Buffalo style.  He emphasized that they only cook “fresh” (never frozen) chicken with no additives.  They flower them, cook them, and smother them in sauce.   The tenders can be purchased by the pound $7.99 pp, or in 5lbs trays $39.95 or 10 lbs trays $78.95.last_img read more

Relive The Puppy Bowl 2014 Halftime Show With Music From moe. Guitarist Al Schnier

first_imgLate last year, we ran an interview with moe. guitarist Al Schnier that touched on a number of topics, including how he came to write music for the 2014 Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.“Two or three years ago, I did a bunch of the music for Puppy Bowl. I had to make up a bunch of the fight songs for Puppy Bowl, and I did the music for the halftime show. Their halftime show “guest superstar” was YouTube sensation, Keyboard Cat. Keyboard Cat was gonna be out there, and I had to re-create a Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat had created it. So basically the Keyboard Cat version of the Bruno Mars song, as if the Cat was being backed up by a ripping band of puppies. So I had to go and reproduce the Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat was playing the melody. And they were like “So this is good, but can you make it sound…worse? somehow? Have you seen the Keyboard Cat before? Make it sound more like he’s just hitting the keyboard with his paws” and I was like “OK!”. So I had to go back and make it sound like the keyboard was being played with fake paws, and they ended up using it in the halftime show. It was one of the most surreal things.”Enjoy this surreal moment in Schnier’s life, below.Enjoy both Bowls (Puppy and Super) tonight!last_img read more

Formula 5 Announces Summer Tour Dates

first_imgFormula 5 will embark on a tour through much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic this summer. The Albany-based jam band will get started at The Skinny Pancake in Burlington, VT on June 22nd before finishing up at the Adirondack Music Festival in Lake George, NY on the first weekend of September.Formula 5 will be joined by a few friends during their upcoming tour, with Hayley Jane & The Primates joining them for a Tumble Down Music Festival aftershow at Nectar’s in Burlington on July 28th and Baked Shrimp and Dysfunktone joining them at the Amityville Music Hall in Amityville, NY on August 5th.Formula 5 will also host their own one-day festival in Lake George, NY on July 13th. Dubbed the Rock The Dock Music Festival, the event will feature performances by Soule Monde, Strange Machines, and Let’s Be Leonard.Additionally, Formula 5 is the namesake of a new concoction that will be available at Ben & Jerry’s locations in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Lake George, NY. The “Formula 5 Shake”, as the beverage is known, is a shake created by combining the Cherry Garcia, Totally Baked, Phish Food, and Milk and M&M’s ice cream flavors.See below for a list of Formula 5’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Formula 5 Tour Dates:June 22 – The Skinny Pancake – Burlington, VTJuly 13 – Rock the Dock Music Festival – Lake George, NYJuly 27 – The Riverboat Bar – Alexandria Bay, NYJuly 28 – Tumbledown Music Festival – Burlington, VT^August 1 – Mike Dianna’s Grill Room – Corolla, NCAugust 2 – Tap Shack – Duck, NCAugust 4 – Bullfrog Brewery – Williamsport, PAAugust 5 – Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY*August 15 – Landon’s Pub and Pizza – Watkins Glen, NYAugust 23 – Long Trail Brewery – Bridgewater Corners, VTAugust 24 – B.R.Y.A.C. – Bridgeport, CTSeptember 1-2 – Adirondack Music Festival – Lake George, NY^ with Hayley Jane and the Primates* with Baked Shrimp and DysfunktoneView Tour Dateslast_img read more

What If You Need Cloud Native That Just Works?

first_img*For an update on Dell EMC VxRack with Neutrino, please visit this blog.Today we are announcing VCE® VxRack™ System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes, an innovative, turnkey system that provides cloud native Infrastructure-as-a-Service. VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes is the first product of its kind from EMC, designed for enterprises, ISV’s and Service Providers looking to embrace the promise of digital transformation by shifting from developing traditional (or “second platform”) applications to cloud native (”third platform”) applications.Companies like Uber have become poster children of digital transformation through their use of technology to deliver a great customer experience. However, this embrace of technology to improve decision-making and to provide better services and products to customers is extending well beyond flashy startups. The speed of innovation that is possible with cloud native capabilities has put IT organizations under enormous pressure. Faced with the challenge of being more responsive to business demands, IT is looking for ways to modernize their technology, processes, skills and roles. Cloud-native applications are the driver behind this need to transform.The technology requirements of cloud native applications are quite different from those of traditional applications. Organizations who want to maintain control of their data with an on-premises infrastructure for cloud-native applications are faced with a choice of a DIY/Build-Your-Own model or buying a “ready-to-go” infrastructure. The DIY model for cloud native infrastructure poses some substantial challenges. Most organizations don’t have experienced staff that can architect, deploy and maintain the infrastructure that development teams need for cloud native applications, such as OpenStack, the VMware Photon Platform or Apache Hadoop. Without this expertise, offering better services and products to their customers or outpacing their competition has to wait. If siloed roles are still the norm in the organization, using OpenStack deployment as an example, it could take a large number of personnel to maintain both the physical infrastructure and the evolving cloud native software environment, which could translate into steep costs.Introducing VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes VxRack with Neutrino Nodes was architected with cloud native in mind: pairing the benefits of hyper-converged, rack-scale engineered systems with purpose-built management, provisioning and reporting software. With enterprises, ISV’s and service providers in mind, VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes was developed to be a key to success for DevOps teams worldwide.Check out the video below to learn more about how VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes simplifies the development of cloud native applications.Organizations using VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes will be able to deploy an enterprise-grade OpenStack environment in days versus weeks or months, knowing their infrastructure is enterprise ready with a fully engineered and tested complete stack solution. They will be able to easily maintain the infrastructure, because adding/removing/updating nodes can be accomplished with minimal disruption in just a few mouse clicks. Monitoring the infrastructure is made easy with dashboard visibility into both infrastructure and services, and out-of-the-box reports. VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes enables organizations to add new services and new development platforms on the same hardware to keep CapEx under control.To learn more about VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes, click here.Want to learn more? Check out the VxRack System with Neutrino Nodes home page and follow @VCE on Twitter for our latest announcements and content.This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) risks associated with the proposed acquisition of EMC by Denali Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Dell, Inc., including, among others, assumptions related to the ability to close the acquisition, the expected closing date and its anticipated costs and benefits; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) component and product quality and availability; (vii) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.’s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (x) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xi) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xiii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiv) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xvi) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.last_img read more

Meet Pageant Standout Seth Tucker!

first_img Current Role: The airheaded and “100% female” Miss West Coast Karma Quinn in the off-the-wall, off-Broadway musical comedy Pageant. “When I first moved to New York, I stayed for a couple of weeks in this place where you’d turn lights on and the roaches would run away. The bathroom was like a rainforest. There were always towels on the floor, and you knew there were roaches hiding under the towels.” Hometown: Tempe, AZ “Lisa Lampanelli, James Monroe Iglehart from Aladdin and Alice Ripley came and sat in the audience as judges. I saw Next to Normal so many times, and to see [Ripley] in the audience and talk to her after was really, really cool.” “Before the swimsuit competition, you hear the audience start rustling because they want to look at us. We’re not women, so everyone expects to see something, or wants to point out what they do see.” “I had Barbie dolls as a kid, so I really love having long hair and being allowed to wear a pink dress in Pageant.” Stage Cred: After appearing in regional productions of Avenue Q and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Tucker created the web series Acting Up, which he also stars in. “I shave my legs for an hour in the morning before coming in to do the show. It’s this huge process that has so much to do with how we look. We spend more time doing our makeup than actually doing the show.” View Comments “One of the guys had a slippage of one ball during our production photos. So, there’s a little ball on the side of his swimsuit, just hanging out there. We do the best we can!” Age: “I’m about, mmm, mid-20s.”last_img read more

Drought Impact

first_imgThe widespread drought that’s made national headlines this week will probably be a boon for some Georgia corn producers, but a costly burden for the state’s poultry and beef industries. Georgia corn farmers, most of them in the southwest corner of state, have been struggling through drought conditions, but they’ve had it somewhat better than farmers in the Midwest, said Nathan Smith, an agricultural economist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Years of off and on drought in Georgia and high corn prices have spurred many corn producers to install irrigations systems, Smith said. Meaning even without rain, there will still be some corn, and that corn will go for a higher price than it did last year. “So much of our corn is irrigated, we’re in somewhat of a better place than they are in the Midwest,” Smith said. Corn is the third largest row crop in Georgia behind cotton and peanuts. The flip side of higher corn prices is that the state’s poultry producers will pay higher prices for feed. Georgia’s poultry and beef industries consume about six times as much corn as the state can produce, Smith said. “We’re a player in corn, but what we produce in Georgia won’t affect the price nationally,” he said. Georgia livestock farmers will have to pay the increased corn prices that farmers in the rest of the country are paying. “As the supply goes down, and demand remains stable, the price of corn is going to go up,” said Kent Wolfe, director for the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. “It’s going to put upward pressure on food prices, on beef and poultry especially.”last_img read more

Peach Scab

first_imgLast summer’s abnormally wet conditions could have caused serious problems for the state’s peach crop, but thanks to University of Georgia researchers, scab disease issues were prevented. College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences plant pathologists have been researching fungicide use to help prevent the disease, which has caused significant damage on Georgia’s peach farms in years past. Last summer was one of the most trying testing periods these fungicides have faced, yet farmers reported very few instances of scab disease, said Phillip Brannen, a plant pathologist based in Athens.“I’ve conducted a lot of research in the last three to four years to try to fine-tune fungicide applications, to make sure that we’re getting the optimal control,” Brannen said. Peach scab is a fungal disease that thrives in a wet environment. Scab is the second most impactful disease that peach farmers deal with in the state, ranking just behind brown rot, Brannen said. It doesn’t affect the safety of the fruit, but if left untreated, it can degrade the crop’s aesthetic appeal.Brannen says the research is important because a significant number of farmers complained that scab has caused their peaches to be downgraded. When the disease forms spots on the fruit, the USDA rating goes down, and producers see less return in the marketplace. “Even a few spots are enough to downgrade the peaches as you go into market. That could cost farmers a lot of money, just by having a few spots,” Brannen said. “It’s definitely a disease you have to control. You just don’t want any spots on your fruit. The marketplace will not tolerate it.”High incidence of peach scab can also result in the cracking of the fruit skin in and around the spot, allowing brown rot to move into the damaged tissues. Brown rot can wipe out an entire peach crop, ranging from green fruit to mature fruit that’s ready for harvest.While peach scab’s impact can be devastating, management of the disease has proven to be effective. During last year’s wet summer months, Brannen’s test plots that weren’t treated with fungicide, produced peaches that had 300-400 spots, often with the whole peach covered. Treated plots, however did not experience peach scab, a result that was mirrored across the state.“Last year was incredibly wet; I think if there’s any year where you would have had problems with brown rot and scab on peaches, it would have been last year, but we simply did not, Brannen said. “This is a testament to well conducted research, effective fungicides and excellent use of these tools by our peach producers.”Though fungicide treatments appear to be controlling peach scab effectively, Brannen is cautioning farmers against becoming lax with their applications. Brannen is currently researching alternative fungicides and combination of different fungicides in hopes of thwarting the development of resistance.“We’ve conducted a lot of research over the last 10-plus years to look at resistance management on our fungicides, making sure they don’t develop resistance or making sure producers know when they do have resistance. Our producers have done an excellent job of incorporating the recommendations we’ve given them,” Brannen said.last_img read more

Peanut Farm Show

first_imgThe Georgia Peanut Farm Show is set for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.The annual show, which is coordinated by the Georgia Peanut Commission, will feature educational seminars from UGA and the peanut industry.“The show provides an opportunity for growers to come in and learn more about the key issues in the peanut industry,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist. “They’ll learn about how products will be marketed and how the next year will be affected by changes in the marketplace as well as other economic factors within the peanut industry.”UGA Peanut Team members will talk about the latest trends in the peanut industry during morning seminars with the main focus being on water issues and related topics, followed by the peanut seed seminar.Confirmed speakers for the “Advanced Irrigation Management” special topics session include UGA peanut economist Adam Rabinowitz, who will discuss the economics of sound irrigation management, as well as UGA precision agriculture specialist George Vellidis, who will talk about the technical advances in irrigation management and dynamic variable rate irrigation.The Peanut Seed Short Course, which is put on by members of the American Peanut Shellers Association, will provide information to growers about the projected quality of the seed, the price of the seed and other factors related to the seed.“The Georgia Peanut Commission has put together a program that provides a lot of information on the outlook for peanuts this year,” Monfort said.The trade show portion of the event will feature representatives from many areas of the peanut industry including chemical dealers, fertilizer distributors, equipment salesmen and manufacturing sector representatives, among others.Monfort said the goal for the show is to distribute new information about peanuts to the farmers that could help them to be more productive heading into next year’s growing season.“UGA, as well as the Georgia Peanut Commission, wants to provide the most up-to-date information regarding peanut production here in Georgia,” Monfort said. “They want to let growers know about any new advances in production practices as well as marketing and selling aspects of the industry.”last_img read more