News story: Celebrating the first female president of the APA

By on April 20, 2021

first_img Government Chemist The career and legacy of Joan Davena Peden (1920-1997) have been charted in a paper in the Journal of the Association of Public AnalystsJoan Peden was the first female to head a department for Somerset County Council and to hold the post of President of the Association of Public Analysts.She was an enterprising and innovative Public Analyst (Official Control Scientist) remembered with considerable respect within the profession. She was willing to embrace modern analytical techniques, successfully confronted lack of transparency in feed additive declarations and tackled challenges such as pesticide bioaccumulation and heavy metal environmental pollution. Coupled with an engaging literary style, consummate expertise and natural personal authority, Joan Davina Peden was an exemplar Public Analyst. She was a woman ahead of her time, who set standards in all her areas of activity.The open access paper was a collaboration between Michael Walker from the Government Chemist team with Professor D T Burns from the Institute of Global Food Security in Queen’s University Belfast.The authors wish to thank Louise Gillet of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society; Iain Hunter, Manager, Somerset Scientific Services; Robert Giles of the RSC and Rev JH Yoxall, Blackthorn Benefice for their assistance with materials for this biography and Dr Caroline Pritchard (LGC) for helpful editorial comments.For further information about the work the Government Chemist does, or for food/feed analytical queries contact: Queens RoadTeddingtonTW11 0LYcenter_img Email [email protected]last_img read more

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Phish to play benefit for Vermont flood recovery, September 14 in Essex

By on January 1, 2021

first_imgPhish will play a special show at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont, next Wednesday, September 14th. The concert, the band’s first since 2004, will benefit Vermont flood recovery efforts. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the band’s home state of Vermont experienced its worst flooding in a century, which devastated communities throughout the state.”It’s been heartbreaking to see all the loss and destruction that came from the storm,” said Phish keyboardist Page McConnell. “Vermont is very much a part of who we are as a band. We’re really looking forward to playing this show and we hope the money raised will make a difference in the recovery and rebuilding effort.”General admission tickets will be $75. In addition, a special “Friend of WaterWheel” package will be available for $250. It will include preferred parking, a reserved box seat, a limited edition poster and access to a Vermont craft beer tent. A very limited number of tickets are available directly through Phish Tickets’ online ticketing system at is external). The ticket request period is currently underway and will end on Wednesday, September 7, at noon ET.Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 AM ET. In order to ensure that a large allotment of tickets is available to local residents, the public onsale will be in-person only and will be cash only. The box office location will be announced this Friday at is external), by email update and on local radio stations. There will be a limit of two tickets per person whether individuals are purchasing in person or during the online ticket request period.Proceeds from the concert and merchandise sales will be directed to The WaterWheel Foundation and The Vermont Community Foundation to aid in the recovery of the Green Mountain State.The WaterWheel Foundation was created by Phish in 1997 to oversee the band’s various charitable activities. Fans can donate to The WaterWheel Foundation by clicking here. You should specify that you would like your contribution to go to Vermont flood recovery efforts.The Vermont Community Foundation was founded in 1986 and is Vermont’s largest homegrown philanthropic foundation, managing a collection of over 600 charitable funds that invest more than $18 million annually in Vermont through grants, loans and other investments. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Foundation worked with donors and other partners to facilitate donations for relief and recovery efforts, including the establishment of a fund to benefit Vermont farmers affected by the storm. Visit or call 802-388-3355 for more information.The show will be Phish’s first in Vermont since 2004. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the concert will begin at 7 pm.last_img read more

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5 tips to effectively use social media at your credit union

By on December 18, 2020

first_imgby: Trevor RasmussenCommunity banks and credit unions do a lot of things well, but their use of social media could be better. Big banks dominate the Financial Brand’s list of top banks using social media, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Small and mid-size banks can right-size their social media efforts, target their niche markets, and deploy social media initiatives that are every bit as effective as those in use by larger organizations.One of the most valuable characteristics of social media marketing is its cost to impact ratio. Done well, social media costs are very low and can even be done for free, but can substantially move the needle on your marketing objectives. In short, your community FI doesn’t need the budget of a big bank to be just as effective in social media.Multiple studies indicate that consumers, overall, aren’t too impressed with any bank’s social media efforts. Yet we know social media marketing can work; look at the tremendous success of companies in other industries. Zappos and Starbucks use Facebook to reward loyal followers, Jet Blue employs Twitter to improve customer service and build its brand image, and Ikea showcases its products on Pinterest. Companies like these are leveraging social media to enrich their brand’s relationship with consumers.It’s helpful to take a look at what those companies are doing right and assess how you can mimic their tactics in your FI’s social media efforts. Here are some of the things that bigger companies are doing right, and suggestions for how to adapt their techniques: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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ATP Cup: Young gun Ruud helps Norway upset US

By on September 26, 2020

Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World Emerging youngster Casper Ruud notched the biggest victory of his career after beating big-serving John Isner on Friday to spearhead Norway’s stunning upset over the United States on the first day of the inaugural ATP Cup. The 21-year-old levelled the Group D tie with a 6-7 (3⁄7), 7-6 (12⁄10), 7-5 win over the world number 19 in two hours and 43 minutes. Casper Ruud of Norway downed John Isner in three sets to clinch the biggest victory of his career He saved two match points in the second set and weathered 33 aces from Isner, after Taylor Fritz thrashed Viktor Durasovic 6-2, 6-2 in the opening match in Perth. Ruud then backed up in the decisive doubles alongside Durasovic to down Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 and trigger jubilant scenes from the Norwegian contingent, who were the last team to qualify for the 24-nation event which is also being played in Brisbane and Sydney. “I didn’t have much time to recover from my singles,” Ruud said. “I was a little bit low (on energy) but I got the feet going and we played great. The players are super proud to beat the US.” The world number 54 has risen up the rankings over the past year since training alongside Rafael Nadal at the world number one’s academy in Mallorca. Ruud, whose father Christian is Norway’s captain, clawed back into the singles match and stormed out to a 6-4 lead in the second set tiebreak, but was thwarted on his set points by a desperate Isner. He saved two match points in a see-sawing set before finally converting on his fifth attempt to keep Norway alive. It appeared the match was going the distance in the third set until an inspired Ruud broke in the 12th game to clinch his first victory over a top-20 ranked player. Earlier, world number 32 Fritz gave heavily favoured United States the perfect start with a commanding victory over Durasovic in 61 minutes. “For the first match of the year, I played really well,” the 22-year-old said. “Last year was my breakthrough, but I always put pressure on myself to do well.” Read Also:Djokovic drums support for ATP Cup, Davis Cup to merge Fritz – ranked 300 places higher than his opponent – unleashed his big serve with 11 aces and returned accurately to underline the gulf in rankings. The match was played under the roof due to unusually cool and damp morning conditions in Perth. The new tournament replaced the Hopman Cup, a popular annual mixed-teams fixture in Perth for three decades. Russia face Italy in the second Group D tie later Friday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… read more

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