You can only enjoy the UK’s most beautiful scenery if you earn more than £45,000

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Sarah Spickernell Tags: NULL whatsapp The most beautiful scenery in the UK is the preserve of families who earn more than £45,000 a year, according to a new report by think tank ResPublica. Read more: Tidworth is top town in Royal Mail list of UK’s most desirable postcodes By carrying out a poll of people living across Britain, they found that 54 per cent feel they have access to the most beautiful spaces, places and buildings in their local area – just over half of all residents.  The researchers believe this is largely because of the size of the minimum salary required – £45,000 is is £13,000 more than the average national salary was in 2014.  Read more: Generation rent on the rise: UK private rental sector set to outstrip households with mortgages Homeowners felt the most able to visit nice places, with 57 per cent saying they had access, while 45 per cent of those in social rented housing said they had access.  ResPublica and associated organisations argue that to ensure all Britons get to enjoy the scenery of their country, there ought to be a “community right” to local beauty, both in rural and urban parts of the country. They want this to be enshrined in law.  Beccy Speight, chief executive of the Woodland Trust, commented: Beautiful places matter and, as this report shows, policy needs to catch up with the evidence. A much needed increase in opportunities to access nature and green space would make a huge difference to many peoples’ lives and is vital for the health and prosperity of the nation. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Thursday 23 July 2015 7:50 am You can only enjoy the UK’s most beautiful scenery if you earn more than £45,000 whatsapplast_img read more

A new troll tactic: tweeting seizure-triggering images at epileptic people

first_img Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald has been on the receiving end of lots of hatred for his articles critical of Donald Trump. But after Eichenwald made a contentious appearance on Fox News last week, he says the attacks have taken a new turn — taking aim at his health.Eichenwald told “Good Morning America” Tuesday that because of his criticisms of Donald Trump, supporters of the President-elect have tweeted images at him that have triggered his epileptic seizures.“They knew what they were doing,” Eichenwald said, noting his openness about his epilepsy. The image — a flashing multicolored starburst with the text “You deserve a seizure for your posts” — left him bedridden and unable to drive.advertisement HealthA new troll tactic: tweeting seizure-triggering images at epileptic people Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald says that because of his criticisms of Donald Trump, supporters of the president-elect have tweeted images at him that have triggered his epileptic seizures. Charles Eshelman/Getty Images Please enter a valid email address. On behalf of Eichenwald, a Texas judge has now issued a court order for Twitter to help find the account of the person who sent the seizure-inducing tweet. The account, @jew_goldstein, has been suspended.Eichenwald said that a flashing version of this image caused him to have a seizure. Eichenwald told “Good Morning America” that the tweets represent a “sick and twisted” mentality in the country. “It is amazing to me that, simply because I am a political reporter, simply because I write about Donald Trump … people think they have the right and obligation to inflict potentially very serious injury.”advertisement He promised to tweet updates of his legal battle, and tweeted a warning to his attackers: “We are getting your accounts canceled, one at a time. So if u want to stay on twitter, stop.” But how does a tweet cause a seizure? Can it?All sorts of stimuli can trigger seizures. Lack of sleep, sounds (like the voice of a TV show host), alcohol, foods, and hormonal changes are among the culprits for people with epilepsy. But about 3 percent have photosensitive epilepsy. For them, seizures can be caused flickering or flashing lights, the so-called “strobe effect.” A GIF can create this effect as different parts of the image repeatedly alternate rapidly between two bright but widely contrasting colors, such as red and green, black and white, or blue and yellow. Depending on the image, the fast-changing colors can simulate patterns of movement that can also induce seizures.“The brightness or color doesn’t matter as much as the rapid change,” said Duke University Medical Center neurologist Dr. Rod Radtke. “The most prominent provocative frequency is at 15 hertz, or 15 times per second. Most public strobe lights — emergency lights on fire alarms [for example] — operate below that so that they don’t incapacitate people with epilepsy.” Tags neurology Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Privacy Policy By Leah Samuel Dec. 20, 2016 Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: In the brain, the flashing hits the retina, which stimulates the visual cortex in the occipital lobe, setting off a burst of abnormal electrical activity.“We don’t know much more than that,” he added. “We’re not going to enter anybody’s brain to see why it happens or what’s different about their brains at the cellular level. Most of the time, once we find out, we just say, ‘Stay away from flashing lights,’ and that’s it.”Seizures vary in type and intensity. They can look like brief moments of semiconciousness, or “spacing out.” Or they can be full-body convulsions with intense muscle contractions and loss of bodily functions. In between are seizures that consist of repeated purposeless movements or a brief fainting spell. In any case, the loss of physical control means that during an epileptic seizure, people can fall onto the floor or into walls or furniture — even onto subway tracks.On the idea of tweeting or emailing flashing images to people known to have epilepsy, however, Radtke questioned the effectiveness of such an attack.“I’m surprised that you can pull it off on the internet,” he said. “It’s doable, but if you’re looking at your phone, it would have to be awful dang bright to activate the retina.”“Even if you’re looking at a computer screen, it usually takes several seconds of exposure to initiate a seizure,” Radtke said. “So you can avert your eyes and avoid it.”Unfortunately Eichenwald may not be able to avoid it. Thanks to copycat Twitter users, he said, “Now my Twitter feed is dangerous.”last_img read more

Seeking EU approval on acquisition, Google pledges not to use Fitbit health data to target ads

first_imgHealth Tech Seeking EU approval on acquisition, Google pledges not to use Fitbit health data to target ads @erbrod Tags financemedical technologySTAT+ Log In | Learn More By Erin Brodwin July 14, 2020 Reprints GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. David Ramos/Getty Images Health Tech Correspondent, San Francisco Erin is a California-based health tech reporter and the co-author of the STAT Health Tech newsletter. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. With the clock ticking on a European Commission probe into Google’s $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit, the tech giant offered regulators a concession late Monday, agreeing not to use Fitbit’s trove of health data to help target ads.Google had been staring down the possibility of a sweeping antitrust investigation by European regulators that was the latest in a series of probes into its deal with Fitbit announced last November. But the tech giant had a potential way to avoid the full thrust of the investigation: A promise, in the form of a binding pledge, not to use Fitbit’s fitness data for ad-targeting. Regulators gave the company until Monday to offer such a statement. Google complied late that day, Reuters reported. What is it? What’s included? Erin Brodwin [email protected] last_img read more

Tax collector’s office’s in Lee County seeing long lines

first_imgAdvertisementThe scene in North Fort Myers is even worse. “I was a little surprised at how long the line is and how long the wait is,” Linda Brown said. “I think she said a little over two hours, so we definitely didn’t expect it to be that long of a wait.”Lee County Tax Collector Noelle Branning blamed the long wait times primarily on the number of new people moving into Lee County. Lee County officials to accept millions for homelessness relief June 13, 2021 “Fort Myers is one of the fastest growing areas, and we’re feeling it,” she said.Branning was well aware of the problem and explained that her office was looking into how best to address the matter.“We have a data analyst on hand whose looking numbers to give us recommendations, so we can best serve everyone who walks through our doors,” Branning stated.She suggested that some residents may want to try doing some of their business online.“We have self-serve kiosks in three different Publix locations located throughout Lee County,” she explained.The tax collector said the best advice is to make an appointment online, show up early and be prepared to wait.    LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Tax collector’s office’s in Lee County are experiencing long waits. The wait is so long for some people that they’re forced to walk out.Whether you need a driver’s license, car registration, or a new title, people are reporting waiting in line for more than two hours.It was hard to even find an empty seat at the downtown Fort Myers office with some people waiting in the hallway for an hour and left wondering when they may be called. RELATEDTOPICS Balloons from your outdoor celebration could be dangerous to wildlife June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Lee County Commission could allocate over $3 million to fight homelessness June 16, 2021 All-electronic tolls to stay on certain Lee County bridges June 17, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Lee Countytaxes Advertisementlast_img read more

Michelin Chef to open new restaurant locally

first_img Facebook WhatsApp By Siun Lennon – 14th January 2019 Michelin Chef to open new restaurant locally RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home News Community Michelin Chef to open new restaurant locally NewsCommunity Community Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Beechfield Healthcare are looking to hire a Customer Services/Telesales RepresentativeNext articleChildren’s Occupational Therapy Services in Laois remains understaffed says TD Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Pinterest TAGSCastlecomerKeith Boyle Pinterest WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Council A Michelin accredited chef is setting up business locally.Keith Boyle is opening a new restaurant in Castlecomer this Spring.The Lady Anne restaurant is located in the Creamery House and will be open four nights a week from Thursday to Sunday.Chef Boyle has received international acclaim and will run the business with his wife, Carmel.Keith Boyle previously ran The Baytree Bistro in Waterford, which won the Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2018.“Keith’s cooking has great finesse and his menus are a celebration of the best local and Irish foods, with a focus on artisan producers,” head judge Campbell noted.The Baytree Bistro picked up the title of Best Restaurant in Waterford and Best Chef in Munster at the 2017 Restaurant of Ireland Awards.It was also named the Best Newcomer Restaurant in 2016.Both Keith and Carmel have relocated to Castlecomer and renovation works are taking place on the restaurant named after Lady Anne Wandesforde.Artisan food from local food producers is set to feature on the menu and supporting local business is crucial to both Keith and Carmel.Gary Davy from the Good Bean Coffee Company is designing an own brand coffee for the restaurant while all the renovation works are being completed by people in the locality.SEE ALSO – Stradbally woman to contest Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington Community Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

WATCH: Homesavers opening in Portlaoise this Thursday, August 22

first_img GAA “Variety, choice, value” are the three foundations that set Homesavers apart from the others, and as a one-stop-shop for virtually anything you might need for your home or otherwise, if you haven’t been to Homesavers yet – you’re missing out.Do you like a bargain, and top quality products at low prices? If you do you are in luck as Homesavers Portlaoise is opening this Thursday, August 22, at Unit 4 Lismard Business Park at 10am.Homesavers quickly branded themselves in order to highlight what they really bring to the table, which is a huge selection of products at prices that, quite simply, save you a lot of money.The store is ideal for homekeeping, with a wide selection of branded cleaning products, homeware, kitchenware and appliances, and even some of the more high-end gadgets that just make life easier.It’s probably the only place you can find a 16-piece dinner set in one aisle and a bluetooth sound-system in the next.And there’s plenty of those special items that turn a house into a home with a whole host of toys for the kids, fun gadgets, and enough quirky decorations to add some true colour to your home.Homesavers is also the perfect store for those items that come and go with the seasons, such as Halloween and Christmas decorations.While we can go on and on forever about what you can find at your local Homesavers, the best way to find out is for yourself.For updates, competitions, and general merrymaking, you can LIKE Homesavers on Facebook.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory WhatsApp WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: Homesavers opening in Portlaoise this Thursday, August 22 TAGSHomesavers Pinterest Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest Home Sponsored WATCH: Homesavers opening in Portlaoise this Thursday, August 22 Sponsored By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th August 2019 GAA Facebook Previous articleLaois on the look-out for new minor football manager as Phelan steps downNext articleLaois monthly rent has increased by 8.5% since last year according to LaoisToday Reporter Twitter GAA Facebooklast_img read more

Confirmed: Laois GAA set to live stream all opening round senior championship games

first_img“I am pleased to announce that confirmation of streaming of all our opening games in both Senior Football and Hurling Championships was agreed this evening with John Moynihan from “All Rounder Sport”,” said Handy in the email.“The cost per game is €5 and podcast and instructions on how to access streaming will be circulated tomorrow on all Laois GAA social media outlets.“Unfortunately, Clubs will not be allowed video or stream games from the stadium whilst Laois GAA is streaming Senior Championship games.“Laois GAA will provide a link for each of your Club games later that evening or next morning.”Laois GAA had originally been planning on producing an extended highlights package on all games but changed that when only 200 people, including the players and officials, were allowed to attend.The restriction on only 200 people attending outdoor events remains in place until August 10 at the earliest. In the meantime, clubs are only given 50 tickets each for their supporters.It means that Laois GAA will be considerably down on their gate receipts for this year and it remains to be seen what level of subscriptions they will get for the games and if it can cover the cost of production.“It will be a live streaming. We will be designating next week what the games are,” said Laois GAA PRO Paul Dargan last week when speaking on the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast.“We have to with (only) 200 people (allowed to attend).”He said there was an amount of work in the background to get it all set up properly.“I wouldn’t say I’m a techie man, but I am a photographer so I’d be fairly up to speed on a lot of things. But there are some things on another level. The back end of things is unbelievable.“Not just the filming and streaming. It is a hell of a lot different than taking out phone, logging on to Facebook and hitting Live. (The) integrated payment system is another level of security.”He also explained that only one person can log at a time, which means that people can’t share the same subscripton – though there is nothing stopping a number of people watching the game on the same screen.The Laois hurling championships get underway this week with games in MW Hire O’Moore Park between Camross and Borris-Kilcotton on Thursday, Rathdowney-Errill and Camross on Friday and a double header on Saturday featuring Ballinakill v Rosenallis and Abbeyleix v Castletown.The Laois senior football championship begins on Thursday week when Ballyroan-Abbey meet St Joseph’s.SEE ALSO – No floodlit matches in MW Hire O’Moore Park as €400,000 ‘Green Stadium’ initiative to commence Facebook Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th July 2020 Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Pinterest Home Sport GAA Confirmed: Laois GAA set to live stream all opening round senior championship… SportGAA Facebook News Confirmed: Laois GAA set to live stream all opening round senior championship games WhatsAppcenter_img Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSJohn MoynihanLaois GAALive Streaming. All Rounder Sport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleCoronavirus: No new deaths and 11 new cases as airport checks debacle rumbles onNext articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 28, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Laois GAA have announced that they will be live streaming all the opening round games in this year’s senior hurling and football championships.In an email this evening, Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy informed the clubs that agreement had been reached with Wexford-based producer John Moynihan from “All Rounder Sport”.All Rounder Sport have broadcast Wexford club GAA games in the past as well as soccer games in Wexford.Mike Egan, who had been behind the Laois TV project of the past couple of years, will be involved also while Killian Whelan, who has commentated for a number of local radio stations including Midlands 103, will provide commentary on all the games.Niall Handy also confirmed that the cost to view each game will be €5. Instructions on how to access the service will be circulated by Laois GAA on social media tomorrow.last_img read more

ASEAN Urges Return to Jaw-Jaw

first_img Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2012.07.13 5:08pm ASEAN Urges Return to Jaw-Jaw News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News SHARE The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has urged a return to “peaceful dialogue” on the Korean Peninsula in a chairman’s statement at the culmination of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. “The Ministers underlined the importance of peace, security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and urged concerned parties not to take any further provocation actions,” ARF Chairman Hor Namhong of Cambodia commented in the statement, which covered a wide range of Asian and global issues. The statement also expressed ASEAN’s wish for “all parties concerned to explore all possibilities to engage in peaceful dialogue which would lead to the creation of an atmosphere of trust and confidence among the concerned parties.”While seeking to avoid taking sides, it also urged countries involved to “comply with their respective obligations under the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and their commitment under the 2005 Six-Party Talks Joint Statement.”Hor Namhong, who is also Cambodia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited North Korea in June 2012 as a representative of ASEAN. After the visit, he reported to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that North Korea is open to re-establishing the Six-Party Talks on its nuclear program without pre-conditions. North Korea pulled out of the Six-Party Talks in April 2009. News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Bank ratings under Covid-19 cloud: Fitch

first_img Keywords Coronavirus,  Pandemics,  Credit ratingsCompanies Fitch Ratings A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deaths Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Global bank rating outlooks have turned sharply negative since the Covid-19 outbreak emerged, causing widespread economic disruptions.In a new report, Fitch Ratings said that over 60% of bank rating outlooks were negative at the end of the first half of 2020, up from just 13% at the start of the year. There are now virtually no ratings with positive outlooks, it noted. Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO James Langton iStock Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Sovereign defaults hit record level in 2020: Fitch The Americas region has the highest proportion of negative outlooks at 87%, Fitch said, up from 31% before the pandemic.European banks ranked second in negative outlooks.“This reflects pre-crisis profitability challenges, which are likely to be exacerbated by the economic fallout from the pandemic,” Fitch said.The balance is also more negative in developed markets (73%), compared with emerging markets, excluding Latin America (54%).Emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region as well as in Europe had the lowest proportions of negative outlooks, Fitch said, at 27% and 44%, respectively.“This reflects the greater prevalence of ratings driven by external support — mostly sovereign support in the case of Asia-Pacific banks and institutional support from higher-rated parents in the case of European emerging market banks,” Fitch said.Globally, there were 109 bank downgrades in the first half of 2020, compared with just nine upgrades, Fitch also reported.“Downgrades were concentrated in emerging markets in the Americas (34), European developed markets (25) and the Middle East and Africa (21),” it said.last_img read more

$1 Billion Upgrade for Denbigh Showground

first_imgRelated$1 Billion Upgrade for Denbigh Showground FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Denbigh Agricultural showground is to be upgraded at a cost of $1 billion. This was disclosed by President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Senator Norman Grant at the opening ceremony of the 54th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, at Denbigh, Clarendon on Saturday, August 5.He pointed out that the improvement project had already begun with the Society having leased a section of the property to the Wallenford and Mavis Bank coffee companies, which have already commenced work on a permanent structure.Additionally, Senator Grant noted that the All Island Beef Farmers Association and the Coconut Industry Board would be given a permanent home on the premises.Continuing, he informed that the organization would be providing the Jamaica 4-H Clubs with a 99- year lease that would allow the Clubs to develop a training centre for the nation’s youths. As a result of the lease, he explained that the Clubs would be able to train some 250 young people up from a capacity of 50 persons.“It is our vision to have the Denbigh show grounds transformed into a national agricultural theme park. this will become the agricultural mecca for showcasing the finest agricultural products, which would provide opportunities for the youth and act as a platform for our farmers,” he added.The 2006 Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show is being held from August 5 to Monday, August 7 under the theme: ‘Advancing Rural Development through Agriculture’.During the three days, a variety of agricultural produce and livestock from all parishes across the Island will be on display. The event will also see the participation of a number of persons from regional countries including Bermuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Maarten. Related$1 Billion Upgrade for Denbigh Showground Advertisementscenter_img Related$1 Billion Upgrade for Denbigh Showground $1 Billion Upgrade for Denbigh Showground UncategorizedAugust 7, 2006last_img read more