Man of the moth

first_imgThey nibble at your best winter coat, and make an annoying noise when they pop themselves dead on lightbulbs. But it turns out that moths can be good for something – at least civil litigation solicitor Bob Heckford, who recently retired from Plymouth law firm Bond Pearce, seems to think so. Heckford is an amateur naturalist and has just discovered a new moth species in a Devonshire oak wood. He now boasts the signal honour of being (probably) the only solicitor to have a species of moth named after him: ectoedemia heckfordi. Apparently, it was the caterpillar’s emerald green colour that revealed that it was a new species – all the other larvae of native moths that live on oak leaves are white or colourless, don’t you know. The adult moth, previously unknown to science and only the second new species to be discovered in Britain in the last 50 years, is black with a white stripe, and just 3mm long. Well spotted, Heckford; the legal profession’s answer to David Attenborough.last_img read more

Talking ’bout a revolution

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

Should Lend Lease drop the Bovis name?

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

Fire Protection in Vehicles & Tunnels for Public Transport

first_imgPREPARED by the Association of German Transport Undertakings, this 504 page bilingual softback provides an overview in German and English of fire prevention and fire-fighting methods. The book is intended to help with the development and specification of new tunnel projects, and to aid the revision of practice in existing underground facilities. It begins by looking at fire prevention considerations in tunnel design and construction, describing relevant German and international rules covering pre-metro, metro and railway tunnels. The role of both infrastructure and vehicles in fire containment is discussed, as well as various approaches to making provision for disabled passengers. Staff organisation and management is also covered, with details of training and fire brigade techniques, equipment and capabilities. There is a bibliography of relevant legislation and standards.€58 from Alba Fachverlag, Postfach 110150, D-40501 Düsseldorf, Germany. www.alba-verlag.delast_img read more

Emirates Lions lock down three players to reinforce squad

first_imgEgypt sentences three Al-Jazeera journalists to three years in prison Kenya imposes a three month curfew in three counties Three escaped Kruger Park lions shot deadcenter_img Divan Rossouw of the Bulls (C) makes a break during the Super Rugby match between the Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand and the Northern Bulls of South Africa at FMG Stadium in Hamilton on March 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images) FILE PHOTO: Divan Rossouw of the Bulls (C) makes a break during the Super Rugby match between the Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand and the Northern Bulls of South Africa at FMG Stadium in Hamilton. (Photo credit MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images)Fans of the Emirates Lions finally got something to cheer about after the club announced it had strengthened its squad with three signings.The Lions signed two new players while one committed his future to the club with a contract extension.Fullback Divan Rossouw signed for the Lions from fellow South African side the Vodacom Bulls and Maties Under-21 fly-half Jordan Hendrikse joined from Maties both on two-year contracts. Meanwhile, centre Wandisile Simelane extended his contract by a further two years.Until now, unlike the Vodacom Bulls and DHL Stormers who have announced a number of recruitments, the Lions had not seen acquisitions during this off-season period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lions had instead seen departures which are expected to inevitably impact the team’s strength.The Lions grabbed the headlines following news that five members opted to capitalize on South Africa’s Industry Salary Plan and canceled their contracts with the Lions.The most notable name among the five was 25-year-old Springbok hooker and Rugby World Cup winner Malcolm Marx. The others to depart from the Johannesburg-based side were lock Ruan Vermaak, utility back Tyrone Green, fly-half Shaun Reynolds and coach Neil de Bruin.The disruptions to South African rugby by COVID-19 saw SA Rugby announce an Industry Salary Plan (ISP) which included a range of cost-cutting measures, among them huge wage cuts, to save 1.2 billion Rand in expenses. As part of the ISP, South Africa’s professional rugby players were given a 21-day period in which to request contract termination and leave their franchises and provinces immediately.The Lions have been a force in Super Rugby reaching the finals thrice in the last four years. However, their performances in 2020 have drastically dropped with the side recording just one win in six matches so far. The Lions lie bottom of the South African Conference and 13th out of 15 teams in the overall table.Relatedlast_img read more

Farmington Hills business offers free care-giving workshop

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Kathelene’s Adult Day Care & Senior Village in Farmington Hills will offer a free workshop for caregivers on Thursday, October 17, as part of its ribbon cutting and open house celebration.Anyone can attend the workshop, held 4-7 p.m. at 21100 Osmus St., Suite E, to build community and get answering to the most pressing caregiver questions. The ribbon cutting, which is open to the public, follows from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Learn more at farmingtonhillsadultdaycare.com. Reported bylast_img

VIDEO: Channing Frye Post-Game Following 114-103 Win over Charlotte

first_img Matt Medley Channing Frye spoke with reporters following the Cavs’ 114-103 win over Charlotte, in which Frye scored 15 points off the bench.Here’s what he had to say: Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Related TopicsCavaliersCavsChanning FryeClevelandNBAlast_img

New Halibut Management Implementations

first_imgFor the 2015-2016 halibut season in Southcentral Alaska(3A) the council recommended a two fish daily bag limit with one of those fish 29 inches or below, one trip per day, a prohibition of charter fishing on Thursdays, a one trip per day limit for charter vessels and a five fish annual limit. The International Pacific Halibut Commission will also consider the implementations when they meet at the end of January. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享New regulations were suggested by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council in December in order to reduce the amount of halibut caught by sport fishermen. Baker: “It’s basically because there aren’t as many young fish recruiting into the fishery is one reason and the fish also aren’t growing to as large of size as they have in more recent history.”center_img When the limit of two fish per day with one being 29 inches or less was implemented we spoke with Rachel Baker of NOAA. These recommendations were due to higher than forecast harvest numbers in the area when halibut have already experienced decline over the last few years.last_img read more

Emergency Responders On The Scene Of A Structure Fire At Bay View Inn

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update: 3:15pmThe Homer Fire Department is advising drivers to use caution in area of Sterling hwy and Rogers Loop, crews are working on a structure fire and apparatus are on both sides of the highway Responders are asking people to avoid the area at this time. No injuries have been reported at this time Original Post: 2:52pmEmergency personal are on the scene of a structure fire at the Bay View Inn, around mile 170 of the Sterling Hwy, in Homer.Mutual aid from surrounding communities Fire Departments has been called in. Fire equipment will be staging across the hwy on Rogers Loop.center_img Updates will be posted as they are made available.last_img

Father Ryan linebacker to walk on at UT

first_imgTennesseeTennesseeTennessee gave Landon Knoll his best shot at playing big-time football, and the former Father Ryan linebacker jumped on it.At a Friday ceremony at Father Ryan, Knoll announced he will walk on for the Vols this fall.The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Knoll is a two-star prospect, according to 247Sports.com. He’s ranked the 78th best player in the state for the class of 2015.“He wants to give it a shot so he can play at that level,” Father Ryan coach Bruce Lussier said in a phone interview Friday.During his senior season at Father Ryan, Knoll, who has family in Knoxville, shifted from outside linebacker to inside linebacker.“I like his smarts,” Lussier said. “I think he’s a very, very intelligent young man. We could tell from early on in his career. You tell him one time, he’s able to execute it. He’s very dependable.”Knoll will be the only Father Ryan graduate on Tennessee’s team. He joins former Hillsboro defensive end Kyle Phillips and running back Vincent Perry, former Oakland offensive lineman Jack Jones and tight end Kyle Oliver, former Blackman quarterback Jauan Jennings and Beech long snapper Riley Lovingood as the Vols’ 2015 recruits from the Midstate.Reach Matt Slovin at mslovin@tennessean.com and on Twitter @MattSlovin.Early preseason polls have Tennessee Vols in Top 25Quarterback questions haunt many SEC teamsVols schedule analysis: SEC East crown within reach?last_img read more