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FTSE 100 companies poor at making Web sites accessible

first_img Howard Lake | 15 March 2004 | News Nomensa recently surveyed the top 100 UK universities’ Web sites and found a similarly poor situation, with 43% of them failing the same tests set for the FTSE 100 companies.Often accessibility is not related to a large Web budget: much of it is common sense. So the poor record of top UK companies is not an excuse for UK charities to ignore the issue of Web accessibility. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis FTSE 100 companies poor at making Web sites accessible Tagged with: Digital Research / statisticscenter_img Some of the UK’s top companies, with large marketing and online publishing budgets, are failing to make their sites accessible to those using assistive devices, according to research from Nomensa.Nomensa’s survey of FTSE 100 companies’ Web sites found that only 10% of them demonstrated good layout and structure. An appallingly high 79% of these Web sites did not provide alternate text for images, and 77% did not allow font sizes to be rescaled by users.Only one site had valid HTML, and only one other site had defined access keys for quicker keyboard navigation. Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Council issues flood evacuation warning

first_imgEmail Twitter LIMERICK County Council has advised customers living close to flood prone areas along the Lower River Shannon to familiarise themselves with evacuation procedures. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Local Authority has warned of further flooding along the lower River Shannon owing to increasing levels of water in the Shannon system.  It said unprecedented rainfall levels and resultant record flooding along the River Shannon necessitated an increase in the amount of water that had to be released at Parteen Weir by the ESB.   The discharge levels at the ESB weir had been growing in recent days and resulted in the unavoidable release of higher volumes of water downstream this afternoon.Limerick County Council is advising customers from Montpelier downstream to Limerick City to familiarise themselves with a number of actions, as outlined on  The actions that can be undertaken immediately prior to a flood to reduce damages and protect you and your family include:Advance Preparations:.    Be prepared to evacuate your home or business. Protect yourself, your family and others that need your help..    Have warm clothing and wellingtons ready. .    Have medication to hand (if needed)..    Put sandbags at any openings where the water could gain access..    Move your car to high ground if possible..    Have your mobile phone charged.    Listen to all public alerts issued by the Local Authority or emergency servicesActions to take if being evacuated:.    Turn off gas and electricity..    Disconnect cookers, washing machines, dishwashers, etc., connected by rigid pipes to prevent damaging the machine and the pipes..    Store any electrical items upstairs or above flood level..    Co-operate with emergency services and local authorities. You may be evacuated to emergency centres.     Close off the flow valves on propane tanks, oil drums, or other fuel containers that supply your home through pipes and fittings..    Move valuables and other items to safety. Place them above the flood level or upstairs. (It may be preferable to routinely store such items safely upstairs or on high shelves)..    Roll up carpets and rugs and place them out of harms way..    Empty furniture that cannot be moved and put the contents upstairs. .    Raise furniture that cannot be moved elsewhere on bricks or blocks. Move these pieces away from walls to assist the drying later. If pieces are too difficult to lift weigh   them down with a heavy object to prevent them floating and causing damage to windows, etc..    Remove curtains if there is time, if not tie them over the curtain rail..    Remove cabinet doors and internal doors if time allows, if not leave them open..    Unplug any exterior electrical connections such as outdoor lighting, pond pumps and filters. Advertisement Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsCouncil issues flood evacuation warningBy admin – November 24, 2009 509 Previous articleShoebar and transponder key cutting servicesNext articleSport vs reality TV adminlast_img read more

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Mc Brearty says his non-attendance at HSE meetings has saved taxpayer €7,000

first_img Twitter Pinterest Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Frank McBrearty JnrA Donegal councillor who has not attended HSE Regional Forum meetings for over a year and a half says he has saved the tax payer around €7,000.Cllr Frank Mc Brearty says he was going to Galway to ask questions that can best be answered over the phone and via e-mail by people in Donegal.Her says this is money which could be better spent on the health service, and calls into question the government’s commitment to streamline quangos.Cllr Mc Brearty says one particular HSE Forum meeting in Limerick proved the last straw for him……..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleMan rescued from Mount Errigal after fallNext articleFuneral of East Derry MLA taking place today News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newscenter_img Google+ Twitter Facebook Mc Brearty says his non-attendance at HSE meetings has saved taxpayer €7,000 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp By News Highland – April 22, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Rhode Island school district to serve students who owe lunch money cold sandwiches instead of hot meal

first_imgDebbiSmirnoff/iStock(WARWICK, R.I.) — A Rhode Island school district will begin serving students who owe lunch money cold sandwiches rather than a hot meal.Warwick Public Schools announced on Facebook over the weekend that if money is owed on a paid, free or reduced lunch account, the student will be given a “sun butter and jelly sandwich” every day until the balance is paid in full or a payment plan is set up through the food service office.The policy is effective starting Monday. The Facebook post received hundreds of comments from angry parents criticizing the new policy.The school district offers the option for families to apply to receive free and reduced lunches, according to its website. Warwick Public Schools did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Thermoluminescence and optically stimulated luminescence measured in marine sediments indicate precipitation changes over northeastern Brazil

first_imgMarine sediment cores offer a great number of proxies for reconstructions of past environmental conditions, such as ocean temperature, salinity, primary productivity, stratification of the upper water column and continental precipitation. Up to date, continental precipitation archived in marine sediment cores is reconstructed based mainly on the hydrogen isotopic composition of plant‐wax compounds (i.e., n‐alkane δD) or on the ratio between terrigenous and marine sediments expressed as elemental ratios (e.g., ln (Fe/Ca)). Although these proxies provide reliable precipitation reconstructions, there are some inherent limitations, as plant‐wax δD application depends on the availability of n‐alkanes in marine sediments and elemental ratios can be influenced by other factors like the relative sea‐level, primary productivity and post‐depositional processes. Here we introduce new precipitation proxies based on optically stimulated luminescence and thermoluminescence signals of quartz and feldspar. The rationale is that when precipitation changes over the catchment through time, different sediment sources regarding weathering intensity and parent rock types are drained, supplying sediments with varying signals of luminescence to the ocean. We compared our new proxy records with records of well‐established proxies, for the same (ln (Fe/Ca)) and neighboring (n‐alkane δD) marine sediment cores. The comparison among all proxies as well as with a state‐of‐art transient climate model run (TraCE‐21ka) demonstrates that the new proxies accurately constrain precipitation changes over northeastern Brazil for the last 30,000 years. The main advantage of these new proxies relies on their fast response to precipitation changes over the continent. Furthermore, they are straightforward to measure and not expensive.last_img read more

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Letting agents to pay £16,000 following cannabis factory damage

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Letting agents to pay £16,000 following cannabis factory damage previous nextAgencies & PeopleLetting agents to pay £16,000 following cannabis factory damageScottish First Tier Tribunal finds in favour of landlord after agents’ activities were found to be unregistered and their company in breach of code.Nigel Lewis17th February 202102,572 Views Two Scottish letting agents and their agency are to pay a former landlord client compensation of £16,000 after their activities were found to have been unregistered and that they broke the country’s Lettings Code of Practice.The award was handed down by the First Tier Tribunal in Glasgow, which heard how agents Allan Bate and Kevin Valentine had found a tenant for a rural property near Kilmarnock on behalf of its owner and first-time landlord John Brown.Brown, who is a local builder, had initially met Bate when he was branch manager at the local Martin & Co office.The estate agency had not been able to find tenants for Brown’s six-bedroom home, which he was hoping to rent out while on a year-long holiday in Australia.Bate then left Martin & Co and became a referring agent initially for Glasgow agency Pacitti Jones but later set up as Stirling Property Shop (SPS) with a Martin & Co colleague, Kevin Valentine.A tenant was subsequently found who paid a deposit which was lodged with an authorised service, and who paid his first few month’s rent.Cannabis factoryBut Brown then became concerned that the property was not being looked after and suspected it had been converted into a cannabis factory.Police were called, raided the property and discovered it had been significantly modified to grow cannabis plants. Brown has subsequently said the damage totalled £65,000.Personal items and stock for his business were stolen from a ‘safe room’ totalling several thousand pounds.To recoup some of these costs, Brown took the agents and their company SPS to the tribunal. After hearing evidence from both sides, it found that Bate and Valentine had carried out letting work whilst unregistered in terms of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 and awarded Brown £10,000 in compensation.In additional, he received a further £6,000 from SPS for its breaches of Lettings Code of Practice in relation to the late return of the deposit and the management of the property.Read more about cannabis farms.Read the Tribunal judgement in full.First Tier Tribunal cannabis farm Martin & Co Pacitti Jones cannabis farms February 17, 2021Nigel 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

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Adjunct Faculty-Brandcenter

first_imgRecruitment PoolAll Applicants Additional Information Job Open Date07/01/2020 Normal work hours Preferred Qualifications Organizational Overview Working TitleAdjunct Faculty-Brandcenter Undergraduate degree.Experience in brand, advertising or related field required.Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a facultymember at VCU . Sensitive PositionNo Posting Details Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with Experience Quick Link Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct Job Category Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Hours/Week Normal work days DepartmentBrandcenter All candidates must attach to this application a cover letter,curriculum vitae or resume, and the names/contact information forthree references (as an “Other Document”).Virginia Commonwealth University is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities,andpersons with disabilities are strongly encouraged toapply. * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) Resource CriticalYes Position NumberJ00001 Description of the Job At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Prior teaching experience is particularly welcome. Advanced Degreepreferred The VCU Brandcenter in the School of Business at VirginiaCommonwealth University is recruiting a pool of applicants for theFall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester for possible adjunct teachingpositions within the tracks of Experience Design, Art Directors,Copywriting, Strategy and Creative Brand Management. Should fundingfor such adjunct teaching positions become available, the VCUBrandcenter will contact persons in the pool whose credentialsmatch our teaching needs. This pool will be accessed only when anopening arises. Your credentials will remain active for one yearafter the date you submit them. After one year, if you are stillinterested in adjunct teaching, you must reapply to this adjunctpool.Responsibilities:1. TeachingTeach courses in branding as needed. These classes could beinclusive of all areas within the discipline Remove from posting on or before06/30/2021 Open Until FilledNo Special Instructions to Applicants Required Qualifications Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Document Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you find out about this position?○ Alumni association magazine○ Chronicle of Higher Education○ Community event○ Email notification○ HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)○ Higher education publication○ Internal Recruiter○ Job fair○ Job site (e.g.○ Listserv○ Newspaper○ Professional association/journal○ Referred by person/employee○ Search firm notification○ VCU vacancy listing – eJobs○ Other CampusMonroe Park Campus Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Nolast_img read more

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Polling Hours For Election Day

first_imgFor the May 12 municipal election, voters will not be going to the polls. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to choose representatives to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Ocean City Board of Education. The ballot also includes one statewide public question.POLL HOURS: Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.POLLING PLACES:  See chart of Ocean City polling places for each ward and district .MAP OF VOTING DISTRICTS: See map of Ocean City voting districts and polling places SAMPLE BALLOTS: See list of candidates and ballot question before you vote  (Scroll down to see Ocean City’s ballot).FOLLOW ELECTION RESULTS ON TUESDAY NIGHT: If you have questions or concerns about the voting process, call the City Clerk’s Office at 609-525-9328.last_img read more

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Prophets Of Rage Super Group Debuts New Single Protesting The Republican National Convention

first_imgOne of the biggest stories of this summer has been Prophets of Rage, the new super group featuring three-fourths of Rage Against The Machine with Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real and DJ Lord from Cypress Hill. The group mostly played songs from each of their prolific catalogs during the few shows previously performed, but with the Republican National Convention kicking off tonight, the Prophets have their own original music to share.The new, self-titled original “Prophets Of Rage” is sure to “Make America Rage Again,” breathing political fire power and aggression into a rocking studio track. The band also promises to release an EP in the near future, which will feature this new song and more original music.Listen to the powerful “Prophets Of Rage” single below, produced by RATM producer Brendan O’Brien.Prophets of Rage take the stage tomorrow, July 19th, at the Agora in Cleveland, OH.last_img read more

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NDSP investigates assault

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a sexual assault that was reported Nov. 30. The reported sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance in a dorm on campus on Sept. 25. NDSP notified students in an e-mail to the student body Thursday. Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors can be found at and at the Office of Student Affairs website. To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity or other emergencies, call 574-631-5555 or dial 9-1-1 from any campus telephone.last_img

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