Fourier transform Raman spectroscopic study of fungi

first_imgFourier transform (FT) Raman spectra of the cell walls of three species of fungi are reported for the first time, namely (i) Agaricus bisporus, a fruiting bud, (ii) Mortierella genus and (iii) Mucor genus. Some molecular assignments are proposed for the major vibrational features and attributed to chitin, N-acetylglucosamine and (R)-glucan. Preliminary studies indicate that it is possible to use FT-Raman spectroscopy to discriminate between different mixed species in culture media.last_img

Protection scheme reports dramatic drop in rental deposit disputes

first_imgHome » News » Protection scheme reports dramatic drop in rental deposit disputes previous nextRegulation & LawProtection scheme reports dramatic drop in rental deposit disputesHeralded as a new period of harmony between landlords, tenants and agents, the reduced number of tenancies taken up this year are a more likely explanation.Nigel Lewis25th June 20200395 Views Rental deposit disputes have dropped by 15% in England this year, heralding “a more harmonious relationship between landlords and tenants”, according to one tenancy deposit scheme.Ome found that London, the South East and the North East have all seen the largest drop in deposit disputes (-23%) so far in 2020 compared to the same time last year. Disputes are also down in the West Midlands (-16%), Yorkshire and the Humber (-11%), East of England (-8%) and the North West (-2%). The East Midlands (11%) and the South West (18%) are the only regions to register a rise.Issues over post-tenancy cleaning accounts for 26% of all deposit disputes, while damage to a property and the deposit not being returned in the first place are other common reasons for disagreements. Ome says the average deposit amount being disputed remains £811, however, tenants are being awarded 2% less than they were last year, while landlords are getting 2% more.It believes that while lockdown restrictions have prevented many renters from ending their tenancy – and contributed to the fall in disputes – most were already lodged and related to tenancies that ended before the lockdown.Ome Co-founder Matthew Hooker (left) says it will be interesting to see if there’s a spike in deposit disputes once lockdown has ended.“Unlike the backlog of evictions that have amassed due to new Government legislation, deposit disputes haven’t been put on hold as a result of the current pandemic as they can still be processed online,” he adds. “There’s a good chance this positive trend is here to stay and we still continue to see a more harmonious relationship between landlords and tenants for the months and years to come.”Ome matthew hooker rental deposits June 25, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Design Lecturer Pool

first_imgConditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – Salary commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: CVCover LetterList of 3 References Department SummaryThe Department of Design in the College of the Humanities and Artshas openings for part-time, temporary instructors in Animation& Illustration, Graphic Design, Interior Design and IndustrialDesign.Brief Description of Duties We seek instructors with a passion for teaching at theundergraduate level. Must have experience and/or potential forengaging and inspiring students and ensuring learning standards aremet and/or exceeded. In addition to teaching during the designatedclass time, duties include holding regular weekly office hours,creating and evaluating student exams and assignments and assigninggrades. Positions start at the beginning of a semester andappointments may be renewed on a semester-by-semester basis, basedon department need, funding, and performance.Candidates must demonstrate awareness and experienceunderstanding the needs of a student population of great diversity– in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language andacademic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.All Faculty should be organizing their classes within theCanvas Learning Management System (LMS), the official LMS providedfor the SJSU community. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not,must be anchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date. Required Qualifications Master’s degree or at least five years of professionalexperience.Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivityto the educational goals of a multicultural population as mighthave been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching andother comparable experience. To receive full consideration, applications should be complete forthis continuing open position.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: October 21, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

Drop Box for Unused Medicine Now Available 24/7 in Ocean City

first_imgThe Ocean City Police Department announced last week that it has joined the New Jersey Attorney General’s “Project Medicine Drop” initiative, and has installed a Project Medicine Drop Box at police headquarters.The box makes it easier and more convenient than ever for Ocean City residents to take an active role in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse, which often is fueled by the abuse of prescription painkillers.“Project Medicine Drop is a natural addition to our commitment to help improve the public safety and quality of life in Ocean City. It will encourage our residents to be fully aware of the potential for abuse presented by otherwise beneficial medications,” Ocean City Police Chief Chad Callahan said.The department’s new Project Medicine Drop Box is located at 835 Central Avenue. Residents may visit the Ocean City Police Department at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to dispose of their unused medications.Project Medicine Drop is an important component of the New Jersey Attorney General’s effort to stop the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs, including highly addictive opiate pain killers.Through this initiative, the State Division of Consumer Affairs installs secure “prescription drug boxes” at police departments, sheriff’s offices, and State Police barracks across New Jersey, allowing citizens to safely dispose of their unused, excess, or expired prescription medications.Members of the public are invited to visit the Project Medicine Drop sites and drop off any unused prescription medications anonymously and with no questions asked. Most Project Medicine Drop sites make this service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.By giving New Jerseyans a safe and secure method to dispose of unneeded medications, Project Medicine Drop helps prevent the abuse of these drugs. This initiative also protects New Jersey’s environment by keeping these drugs out of landfills and out of the water supply. More information about Project Medicine Drop, including the full list of Project Medicine Drop locations, can be found at www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/meddrop.— News release from the Ocean City Police Departmentlast_img read more

Top change at Asda

first_imgWalmart has confirmed Andy Clarke will step down from his post as chief executive and president of Asda in July.Walmart China boss Sean Clarke will be taking over the role from 11 July. Andy Clarke will remain with Asda until the end of June – he will then serve as an advisor to the business until the end of 2016.He will also continue to represent Asda as president of the IGD, a research and training charity that helps the food and grocery industry deliver the needs of the public.Roger Burnley, previously thought a possible successor to Andy Clarke, will become deputy chief executive and chief operating officer when he joins Asda in October of this year.Walmart said Andy Clarke had “decided the timing is right to step aside from his role with the company”.David Cheesewright, president and chief executive of Walmart International, added: “We must have the right talent in place to lead our business through times of change.”Last month the big four supermarkets all suffered a drop in sales for the 12 weeks to 24 April, with Asda faring the worst, according to Kantar Worldpanel.last_img read more

The Hottest Buzzword for the Future of IT

first_imgThere’s no way around it: In the future, IT will have to face things that – as I see it – lie outside of its comfort zone. Engineers and IT specialists are perfectly comfortable with servers, BYOD, bits and bytes, bandwidth, RAID, DLP, networks, APIs, firewalls, UPS, middleware, and infrastructure. Over the next few years, though, they’ll need to move past this familiar territory and shift their focus to creativity. That’s because creativity is the hottest buzzword for the future of IT.It can’t be captured and analyzed, or reviewed using (flow)charts. How do you measure creativity, actually? The futile attempts that neuroscientists have made to do just that haven’t really yielded any insights. Nowadays, we generally explain creativity in a reductive way: as a quality associated with the right hemisphere of the brain. Meanwhile, logic and analysis – standbys in the field of IT – belong to the brain’s left hemisphere. Of course, the brain is a bit more complicated than this simple binary opposition would suggest. That being said, common sense tells us that using analysis and creativity in equal measure can definitely boost the quality of our brainstorming.And that’s extremely helpful, since innovation (in IT and elsewhere) doesn’t come from applying logic alone. As far as that’s concerned, an international team of scientists has carried out some research that yielded promising results. The team found that particular parts of the brains of highly innovative people work differently from other human brains – these parts communicate with each other more closely and therefore yield more creative output. For a more technical description of how this works, take a look here. Who knows – maybe we can train interactions within our brains someday. Perhaps that could even become a part of daily IT tasks: strategy meeting at 11, security meeting at 2, help desk organization at 3, and creativity training at 4.From the very start of the discourse surrounding digital transformation, we have known that the field of IT (and other fields, too) has to radically rethink things: There’s a need to become more creative, communicative, quick, entrepreneurial, and innovative. While fundamental IT activities are crucial, they will no longer suffice in the future. The new business models on the rise are closely intertwined with IT, which will have to adapt accordingly. The more innovative a company and its IT are, the better it can design future business models – and, in turn, the better it can secure its competitive advantages.That’s why I find the upcoming Dell Technologies World, which will be held in Las Vegas, so incredibly exciting: The event won’t just focus on products, technologies, or applications; it will also explore the ways in which all of these are combined with entrepreneurial visions. Dell Technologies World revolves around the true digital transformation, in keeping with the event slogan, ‘Make it Real.’ That’s what we’re all dealing with: the future of business, powered by creativity and innovation.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Groundhog Day Eyes Old Vic in 2016 & More

first_img Lou Diamond Phillips Takes on Lucifer Lou Diamond Phillips’ Burning Desire will be presented as a staged reading at St. Malachy’s Church at The Actors Chapel on January 28. The stage and screen star penned the modern parable on his commute while he performed on Broadway in The King and I. The romantic comedy is told in two acts through the puppeterring antics of Lucifer, played by Phillips. The event will also star Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) and Jacob Tyler Moore (Shameless). Some cast! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Groundhog Day Eyes Old Vic Premiere in 2016 We’re watching this tuner carefully—it has Broadway, eventually, written all over it. Matilda composer Tim Minchin and Tony-winning director Matthew Warchus are aiming to do a second workshop of the previously reported Groundhog Day in March. Acccording to The Daily Mail, if it goes well, the stage adaptation of the Bill Murray-led 1993 cult classic film will run at London’s Old Vic in 2016. Streep, Baranski & Ullman Are (Still) Singing for Marshall No, Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Tracey Ullman are not singing in that Follies movie. At least not yet. The divine triumvirate took the 42West stage at the Casting Society of America’s 30th Annual Artios Awards on January 23 to pay tribute to their Into the Woods director Rob Marshall. Check out below their hysterical Sondheim parody as they facetiously lament low budgets, casting flukes and more. Just after the performance, Marshall accepted the Golden Apple Award for his continued collaboration with New York casting directors. The question remains: Did Baranski take the subway to the festival ceremony while looking flawless? Happy weekend! Watch David Hyde Pierce Talk It Shoulda Been You Frasier alum David Hyde Pierce, who is about to make his Broadway directorial debut with the Tyne Daly-led It Shoulda Been You, recently stopped by The View to chat about the musical, discover he’s not being invited to Daly’s (sometimes strip) poker nights and more. Check out the video below; the show begins previews on March 17 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, also starring Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and David Burtka. View Commentslast_img read more

Payments: A fast follower’s dilemma

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a June article I advocated for credit unions to take a “fast follower” approach to payments innovation.I suggested that most credit unions don’t need to be on technology’s bleeding edge, and should instead monitor the market and be prepared with a plan for prompt action when a new solution shows signs of traction.While I continue to endorse this position overall, dialogue at the recent Bank Customer Experience (BCX) Summit reminded me of its limitations.I find the best value of industry conferences often comes from my own brainstorming while absorbing the random nuggets of various presentations. BCX clearly delivered in that regard and, despite its name, I saw several credit union colleagues in attendance as well.BCX’s opening panel addressed the challenge of balancing simplicity and security in electronic transactions. The perspectives of Bud Yanak, head of product for Fujitsu’s biometric identity arm Frontech, were particularly interesting. continue reading »last_img read more

Arlington underway without Green agreement

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First-time buyers ready for restoration dream

first_imgThe home at 38 Hunter St, Wooloowin.IT was a case of the first home buyer beating the developer for a change when a house in Wooloowin sold under the hammer recently.The two-bedroom home on an elevated 728sq m block at 38 Hunter St had been in the same family for eight decades before selling to a young couple for $890,500.Amanda Butler, of Butler and Co Estate Agents, said the buyers planned to restore the 1936 house and make it their dream family home.“The seller was happy about that,” she said.“It was very emotional for the seller but the time was right to move on.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The auction attracted five registered bidders — a mix of developers and first home buyers.Ms Butler said developers had been keen on buying subject to conditions, but the auction format suited the young first-time buyers the best.The home had been marketed as an opportunity to either renovate or develop, given its zoning and proximity to schools, public transport and local amenities.It comes with all the original features you would expect from a property of that era, including ornate ceilings and dark hardwood floorboards.The large back deck offers views across the suburb and the range.Ms Butler said Wooloowin was a high-demand market given its location, just 6km from the CBD.According to data from CoreLogic, Wooloowin has a median house price of $735,500 and a median unit price of $479,000.last_img read more