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Glen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglase

first_imgCopyAbout this officeSwanbury PenglaseOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidentialHousesGlen OsmondAustraliaPublished on June 01, 2011Cite: “Glen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglase” 01 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Glen Osmond House / Swanbury PenglaseSave this projectSaveGlen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglase Houses “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© David Russell+ 16 Sharecenter_img Year:  “COPY” 2009 Architects: Swanbury Penglase Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  David RussellText description provided by the architects. A spur of the moment decision to purchase a small house literally across the road has lead to the creation of a home that reflected the clients current and future needs. The plan has as its basis a functional structure linking kitchen, dining, living and bedrooms at ground floor level into which ancillary spaces connect at specific points. Save this picture!© David RussellRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThis structure was overlaid by a defined entry space which connects the two levels, functionally and visually and allows separation of functions and movement. The living areas connect to both the private courtyard in the rear and a deck area to the north to provide a large entertaining area, while also taking advantage of Adelaide’s normally mild climatic conditions. Save this picture!© David RussellThe building is contemporary in form, using materials and finishes selected to ensure it sits comfortably within its existing context. The form is simple, capped by a single skillion roof with detailing added to provide a three dimensional aspect to the façade. The road is quite narrow, with the streetscape defined by hedges, fences and trees, rather than the existing diverse architectural styles. In response, the site planning included placing the garage to the rear of the property along with the workshop, accessed by a driveway with a generous entry and exit. Save this picture!© David RussellIn order to minimise the disruption to surrounding properties, the building was cut into the site, reducing the bulk of the building on the rear boundaries. Materials used include Tasmanian sandstone, cream bricks and zinc wall cladding. Save this picture!© David RussellDesigned and equipped to minimise energy use, the building shell is well insulated, north and south floor windows are shaded and double glazed with high efficiency glass externally. Motorized blinds minimise the impact of the sun on the western façade. A large concrete filled spine wall through the centre of plan provides thermal mass to assist the overall thermal performance. Save this picture!© David RussellA geothermal air conditioning system, photovoltaic cells and solar hot water have been integrated into the project. To date, energy consumption has been approx 40% of the average usage for a house of comparable size. Two 5000L rainwater tanks are located below ground under the driveway and collect stormwater from the roof. These have been connected to provide water for toilet flushing and to water the rear courtyard. A grey water recycling system provides water via soaker pipes below ground along the western boundary and portion of the front garden.Save this picture!© David RussellProject gallerySee allShow lessMade to Measure: The Architecture of Leers Weinzapfel AssociatesArticlesInstitute for Contemporary Art / Holl + BCWH ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Glen Osmond, Australia ArchDaily Glen Osmond House / Swanbury Penglaselast_img read more

USDA Makes Funding Available to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Oct 21, 2013 USDA Makes Funding Available to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects SHARE SHARE USDA is making 181-million dollars available to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the financing will expand the number of commercial biorefineries in operation in the U.S. that are producing advanced biofuels from non-food sources. He says the USDA Biorefinery Assistance Program is another way the department is helping to carry out the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to develop every possible source of American-made energy. Vilsack says the benefits go beyond reducing the country’s dependence on foreign oil. He says these biorefineries are also creating lasting job opportunities in rural America and are boosting the rural economy as well.The Biorefinery Assistance Program was created through the 2008 Farm Bill. It provides loan guarantees to viable commercial-scale facilities to develop new and emerging technologies for advanced biofuels. The program has provided approximately 684-million dollars in assistance to support biofuels projects in eight states since the start of the Obama Administration.Source: NAFB News Service  Home Energy USDA Makes Funding Available to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects Facebook Twitter Previous articleBudget Deal Provision is Important to Hoosier ExportsNext articleCommodity Classic and AG CONNECT to Join in 2016 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Roches Street traders brace for a bumper arts, performance festival

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement Facebook Linkedin by Rose RusheLeft, Hugh Lilburn, James Walsh of Fine Wines, leas Chathaoirleach Joe Crowley, Gillian O’Gorman, festival chair Marianne Fitzgibbon and Search and Rescue’s Peter HoganPhoto: Paul MullinsROYAL de Luxe’s 90ft Grandmother, street entertainers, caricaturists, face painters, music, dance, an Urban Horse and a weekend party will guarantee a best ever Roches Street Traders Art Festival in September. Hot shot film maker and comedian Pat Shortt has been secured to launch the festival proper, highlighting the performance art supplement to 2014’s programme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Supported by retailers in neighbouring Catherine Street, this year’s festival runs from September 8 to 14, overlapping with the Elemental Arts & Culture Festival (12-14).According to festival chairperson Marion Fitzgibbon of Widdess Pharmacy, for every €100 raised by the sale of art, €25 will go to charity. At least 50 artists are presenting or donating at least one work each, and some are preparing several for display in store/ services windows.“When the plan to start up the arts festival was laid out years ago, we were looking at bringing art to the every day person. 14 years down the road, we have raised over €100,000 for our respective charities and this year’s beneficiaries are Limerick Marine search and Rescue, and the Mid West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association”.She also welcomed Roches Street’s Eircom on board as a first time sponsor, crediting a generous donation to them, grooming of social media fanfare and the organisation of August 27’s fundraising table quiz in Jerry Flannery’s Bar. Catherine Street is dovetailing with its neighbours in creating a happy right angle so that additional festivities can take place for the long run in September.Mike Fitzpatrick, Veronica Benn, Hugh Lilburn and Gretta Gibbs of Gretta Gibbs at O’Brien’s Bar where the launch reception took placeCity of Culture Director Mike Fitzpatrick paid a good humoured tribute to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue for their help in staging “the most outlandish and crazy arts events in relation to eva [exhibition of visual + art]. They are serious supporters of arts and cultural life over the years”.Tony Cusack of the Search and Rescue Unit said that as they operated on a 24/7 basis, there was a need for constant training and maintenance to keep them properly prepared for their voluntary work.Speaking on behalf of the Spina Bifida and Hydracephalus Association, Gillian O’Gorman highlighted their binary work, supplying physiotherapy and support services for more than 200 families in the Mid West.All proceeds from the sale of art works by the traders will go towards both groups while visual art installations, fashions from LSAD, junk kouture exhibits and the Limerick Corridor Art Urban Horse will challenge the city streetscape every bit as much as the Lilliputian-hauled Grandmother.center_img NewsCommunityRoches Street traders brace for a bumper arts, performance festivalBy Rose Rushe – August 28, 2014 1351 WhatsApp Print Previous articleTime to nominate Limerick carers of the yearNext articleLimerick cage fighter Catherine lines up title shot Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postlast_img read more

Nestor makes landfall in Florida, heavy rain and high winds expected

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Post-tropical storm Nestor made landfall in Florida Saturday, and while it continues to lose steam, heavy rain and gusty winds are expected to impact parts of Southeast U.S.Nestor touched down on St. Vincent Island, near Apalachicola, around 2:15 p.m. ET.The storm is no longer a tropical storm and is now considered a post-tropical low-pressure system. However, the storm will continue to race up the Southeast coast Saturday night into Sunday.Much of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina can expect heavy rain and high winds Saturday afternoon.A tornado watch for much of Florida was no longer in effect. There were four reported tornadoes in the Tampa Bay metro area overnight.The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it had not received any reports of serious injuries related to the tornadoes. However, many residents sustained damage to their homes, some of which were severe, according to the sheriff’s office.The National Weather Service was surveying the damage from the tornadoes in Polk County and Pinellas County Saturday morning.On Sunday, Nestor will slide up the East Coast and bring heavy rain to parts of the Mid-Atlantic, including Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Once again, there will be at least some marginal severe probabilities in parts of Eastern North Carolina.Nestor will quickly be pushed eastward on Sunday night and Monday, with the majority of the storm heading into the Atlantic. While some showers and gusty winds will be possible, impacts should be kept to a minimum in much of the Northeast.Attention will immediately turn to a new storm developing in the West, that will race across the country this week, bringing rain and mountain snow to the Pacific Northwest. This is typical for fall, as low-pressure systems begin to trek further and further into the mid-latitudes due to colder air gaining strength in the Arctic.The storm is also causing gusty winds ahead of the frontal system, which could briefly cause pockets of fire danger from California to the Rocky Mountains.Late Sunday and early Monday, as the storm heads into the Central U.S., it will spark a line of intense storms and heavy rain. There is a chance for some severe weather across Northern Texas, parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas. The threats will be damaging winds, large hail and possible tornadoes.Then on Monday and into early Tuesday, heavy rain and severe storms will move into parts of the southern U.S., especially the Mississippi River Valley. There will be a potential for a few tornadoes in this round of severe weather. This classic fall severe weather set-up looks like it could be the most notable severe weather in the last couple of months.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mom named person of interest in disappearance of 5-year-old Jacksonville girl: Sheriff

first_imgJacksonville Sheriffs Office(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — The mother of missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl Taylor Williams is now a person of interest in the little girl’s disappearance, authorities said Monday.Taylor’s mother, Brianna Williams, is not cooperating with investigators and has not spoken to authorities since Wednesday, the day Taylor was reported missing, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said at a news conference on Monday.Brianna Williams was the last person to see the little girl, he said.“We still need her cooperation,” Sheriff Williams said Monday.Taylor Williams was reported missing Wednesday morning.She was allegedly last seen in her home in Jacksonville around midnight on Wednesday when her mother put her to bed. Brianna Williams said when she woke up around 7 a.m., she said she noticed the back door to the home was unlocked and Taylor wasn’t in her room, authorities said.The search has now expanded to Alabama and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department has deployed 38 people to the neighboring state. Williams said his office’s homicide unit and missing person unit have also sent teams to Alabama.Anyone who has seen Brianna and Taylor Williams in the last two weeks between Jacksonville and Alabama is asked to contact authorities, Sheriff Williams said. Investigators believe Brianna Williams was driving a black 2017 Honda Accord.Federal authorities are also helping.“We will do anything we can to bring her home,” said Rachel Rojas of the FBI’s Jacksonville office.“We absolutely hope to find her alive,” Williams added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Business as usual

first_imgRecessionis usually a time when employees’ anxiety levels start to rise at the prospectof lay-offs. But however bad the current slowdown becomes, it needn’t be toomuch of a concern for interim managers.  By Rob McLuhanIfa recession does happen, interim agencies say opportunities are likely tochange in character, as the business environment turns from hectic expansion toretrenchment. Instead of going into a newly-merged company to harmoniseprocedures, interims are as likely to find themselves handling redundancyprogrammes or helping find ways to weather the downturn.Butdespite an inevitable slackening in the market, there has been little sign thatcompanies will not continue to be as reliant on the expertise of seniormanagers on short-term contracts as they have been during the growth years.”Themarket for interims is likely to flourish in this economic climate,”predicts Caroline Battson, head of interim at Macmillan Davis Hodes. “Whenthere is uncertainty regarding budgets, they offer a flexible solution for acompany that can”t maintain a permanent headcount, but needs projectscompleting by certain date.”Astraw poll at a recent meeting of the Interim Management Association, whichrepresents 23 of the 30 mainstream providers, indicated little immediate causefor concern, according to Charles Russam, chairman of Russam GMS. “Clientsare saying ‘the work has got to get done, so let’s do it’,” he says. TheDunstable-based agency continues to receive enquiries from a broad cross-sectionof employers.Theprospect of a downturn, however, has naturally recalled memories of the lastrecession in the early 1990s. Then, Russam points out, the expectation was thatpermanent staff would be reduced in favour of those working short-termcontracts.”Inthe event the opposite happened and the temps were cleared out, so onenaturally wonders if the same thing will happen again.” He suspects itwill be different this time – companies are much leaner than they were 10 yearsago, so there is less scope for lay-offs, while over the past decade the valueof interims as a resource option has become increasingly recognised.Employersthat do resort to slashing the payroll could find themselves having to bring ininterims to compensate. “A company that cuts too many positions runs therisk of leaving itself underskilled,” says Patrique Habboo, managingdirector of MD Executives on Assignment. “So it needs expertise on aplug-and-play basis.”Anotherphenomenon in a recession is the exodus of talent from failing firms, creatinggaps that temporary managers will be brought in to fill. “Interims are notclimbing the corporate ladder and don’t mind taking on tasks that would notattract people for a permanent role,” Habboo says.Untilrecently demand was strong in telecoms and media, with big CRM projects neededin the wake of rapid expansion. With the recession affecting those sectors,that is starting to fade. Habboo says this year there has been growing demandfor experts in finance, and in sales and marketing, for instance inimplementing multi-channel strategies. “That is a sign of the times,”he says. “If businesses start missing their numbers, the people they lookto are finance and marketing directors to tell them what needs to be done.”Skillsin demandAtImpact Executives, managing director David Bradford reports that technologyskills continue to top the list of client needs. However, he also notes anincreased demand for project management expertise. “Companies have begunto realise that interims are ideal for this kind of work and probably moreeconomical than a management consultancy, which until recently were the mainsource,” he says.Bradfordalso recognises a strong demand for individuals with turnaround expertise inrescuing failing companies, as well as for senior executives in marketing, HRand finance.AndMacmillan Davis Hodes is starting to experience activity in the not-for-profitsector of charities and local government, which is likely to be one of theleast affected by the downturn. “These organisations enjoy planning forthe future and have firm ideas of what they need, which means they work toschedules that don’t change,” Battson says.AmongIMs themselves there is cautious optimism. John Moules, currently on an HRassignment from Penna Interim, thinks there will continue to be a fair numberof opportunities although they will inevitably diminish somewhat with fewermergers and acquisitions. “It is not going to get any easier, but there isadequate work to tackle,” he suggests. “Interims will have to be abit sharper about exploring the market – the better people will find their waythrough.”Thereis no doubt that clients increasingly recognise the benefits of employinginterim managers for specific, short-term projects. “A good agency cansource quality people within days, having already carried out a pre-interviewto ensure they are the right fit,” says Malcolm Browne, managing directorof Penna Interim. “That enables HR to meet line managers’ needs quickly.”Whatdistinguishes the interim from a permanent role is the amount of knowledgerequired at the outset. At MD Executives on Assignment, Habboo recalls a Cityclient pointing out that a full-time recruit would be expected to have 80 percent of the required capability and acquire the rest gradually. By contrast,for an interim posting it would seek an individual with 120 per centcapability, who could hit the ground running.Inthis case the interim assignment lasted three to four months, which was roughlyhow long the company allowed new recruits to settle in. “What this meansis that our people have to grasp the issues, turn the job around, and exit inthe same period of time that permanent people are finding their feet,”Habboo says.OverseasopportunitiesGlobalisationhas brought an increase in demand for foreign assignments, which requirespecific skills. For a four-month assignment in Mexico, MD Executives onAssignment placed an individual who not only spoke fluent commercial Spanishbut also knew how to deal with Latin American bureaucrats. Similarly, for afinance role in Italy, the need was for a manager familiar with the localbusiness culture.AtInterim Management Services, administration manager Sheila Chalker expects theproportion of international business to increase in the next few years,particularly in the European technology sector. With so many opportunitiesabroad, any ability in languages should be highlighted on CVs. Yet surprisinglymany managers leave this off altogether, agencies say. Chalker is particularlycritical of the overall quality of their submissions, saying, “It is justas important for an interim manager to sell himself through his CV as it wouldbe if he were seeking a permanent position.”MeetingbriefsThisopinion is echoed by Browne of Penna Interim, which recently placed HR managersin two French financial services companies. “I would much rather hearabout their languages than their interest in gardening or theatre,” hesays.Fora Japanese electronics firm Penna was asked to recruit an HR expert to carryout a business transfer operation to another company. This required anindividual with Japanese language or business experience, as well as anunderstanding of Tupe and an employee relations HR background.Withcomplex briefs such as this it helps if the agency works with clients to definetheir needs, in terms of the skills required, the length of the contract, andthe degree of accountability, and specifies the desired timetables and outcomes.Onthe behavioural side, interims need the capacity to join new teams and buildgood working relationships as quickly as possible. That too involves a certainamount of preparation by the client. “We ask them to think about whatbasic resources will be available, in terms of access to computer andsecretarial facilities, who will they meet and report to, and what will theyprovide in terms of data,” Browne says.Pennahas been doing a lot of work in project and programme management, which Browneidentifies as an underlying core skill for interim managers. One client iscurrently going through a huge European rebranding exercise and requiredsomeone to run the project office. That was a challenge, Browne says, as itneeded to find a marketer with an understanding of IT.Theprofile of the interim manager tends to vary according to sector. In IT, theskills sets are often found in individuals in their 30s, whereas for HR, theneed is more usually for professionals with substantial experience of employeerelationships. “Clients are looking for people with that grey-hairedwisdom,” says Browne.Justas the activity is being afforded greater respect by businesses, the profile ofthe typical manager has changed substantially over recent years. Individualstend now to see interim work as a career rather than a temporary necessity,relishing the variety and challenge offered by different projects. In place ofthe stereotype of the senior man filling a gap before retirement, the interimis as likely to be a woman and can be any age.Thechanging demographic is confirmed by a recent survey from the Interim Group.This showed that only 5 per cent of interim managers are aged 51-60 comparedwith 53 per cent in the 31-40 age range. There are also a substantial number ofjuniors in their 20s working in temporary assignments, the research found.”Thereis a myth that bridging managers tend to be in the more mature agebracket,” says Alyson Gilbert-Smith, managing director of Interim Group.”Our analysis highlights that this is a desirable career plan forindependent executives of any age, whether at senior or middle level. Suchpeople seek demanding short-term assignments that offer valuable experiences.”Thisview is confirmed by Battson at Macmillan Davis Hodes, who says, “Tenyears ago, a lot of managers got involved in interim work having been maderedundant, so the quality was patchy. Now it is more usual for people to do itbecause they want to.”FlexiblebenefitsBattsonadds, “A few days ago I was talking to the HR director of well-knownorganisation. She said she was getting to the stage where she would really likethe flexibility and challenges of being an interim manager, and would be quitehappy to take two months off during the summer.”Thevariety is an attraction – as well as changing jobs every few months, someinterims work on more than one project at the same time. For instance, theymight devote five days a week to a principal assignment, and act as anon-executive director one day a month somewhere else.Aninitial barrier is the perception that working on short contracts lackssecurity. But those who have tried it often find themselves quickly settlinginto it as a way of life. “What we are starting to find is that people whohave been made redundant twice are turning to interim management and finding itnot as insecure as they thought it might be,” Battson says.Forthose who are less keen on its transitory quality, there is often the prospectof being offered a permanent job. That is not an issue for agencies, who canprofit by charging a fee. Impact Executives says almost a quarter of itsinterims end up going full time with a client, and the figure is even higher atMacmillan Davis Hodes.Butfor those who take to it there is always the prospect of extending horizons.Having spent 31 years working in the financial sector in HR, Moules recentlyembarked on an integration project for a major insurance firm, and is nowhelping develop a performance management culture there. However, in the futurehe thinks there could be advantages in looking for fresh challenges outside hissector. In the meantime, a career as an interim has allowed Moules to gain amuch broader perspective of business. Thinking on his feet has become secondnature, he says, as new situations and challenges crop up on a daily basis.Oneof the greatest rewards is the ability to achieve results quickly. “Youlive on what you can deliver,” says Moules. “The challenge of jumpinginto different corporate worlds with immediate feedback on what you do isincredibly motivating. It often makes you feel more valued than in yourprevious life as an employee.”ResourcesAssociationof Temporary and Interim Management Services (ATIES): Industry Survey 2000, BIE/MORI 020-7222 1010, [email protected] Manager: A New Career Model for the Experienced Manager, DavidClutterbuck, Financial Times/Prentice Hall Publishing, ISBN 0 2736 3293 0MarketResearch Report 2000 and monthly Snapshot surveys, Russam GMS, Survey 2001, Leading Edge Interim Management, 020-7451 0051QuarterlyStatistics, Interim Management Association, 020-7462 3294 Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Business as usualOn 20 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Antarctic rock weathering simulations: simulator design, application and use

first_imgThe design of a computer-controlled climatic simulation cabinet used for mechanical weathering studies on Antarctic rocks is described. It is argued that if the results of simulations are to be applicable to field situations they should be firmly based on field environmental conditions. Some weathering results from a laboratory simulation based upon microclimatic data collected from the maritime Antarctic are presented and it is shown that they could not have been obtained from field measurements alone. Further simulation studies are required for the Antarctic and it is argued that the nature of Antarctic research is such that it is particularly conducive to this type of approachlast_img read more

Early cretaceous magmatism during extensional deformation within the Antarctic Peninsula Magmatic Arc

first_imgEarly Cretaceous plutonic rocks at Creswick Peaks in NW Palmer Land, Antarctic Peninsula show evidence of synmagmatic crustal extension and deformation during emplacement and cooling at 141 ±2 Ma. Deformation textures, ranging from sub-magmatic phenocryst alignment to ultramylonite, are preserved in granodiorite. Large volumes of gabbro were intruded late in the kinematic history. Crustal extension compensated by magma emplacement has occurred, and a close correspondence of ages between the shear zone, granodiorite and gabbro suggests a rapid phase of crustal growth. Extensional structures are partially overprinted by mid-Cretaceous thrusting and compression.last_img read more

UK: HMS Westminster’s Crew Raise Awareness of Men’s Health Issues

first_img View post tag: Men View post tag: Health View post tag: raise View post tag: HMS View post tag: Westminster View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: Awareness Share this article View post tag: issues HMS Westminster saved the best ‘Movember’ moustache for last. On the final day of the month urging men to grow ‘taches to raise awareness of men’s health issues, the crew unveiled the ship’s Lynx helicopter complete with a giant moustache… and bushy eyebrows.If you thought the RAF had the monopoly on aviators with ‘taches, here’s HMS Westminster’s flight (and a few shipmates) to prove otherwise.They’re just as adept at dodgy facial hair as the Algies and Gingers in the air force – although their Lynx (callsign Rosie) was given a little help… and bushy eyebrows…The Portsmouth-based frigate has been carrying out anti-submarine warfare training in the Western Approaches for the past ten or so days – which gave the male members of the ship’s company little time to do their best Freddie Mercury impressions during the aptly-named Hunt for Red Movember.The ship’s “slug-balancing act” (their words) raised £300 for the Movember movement, which aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues, especially cancers such as prostate, by encouraging blokes to grow moustaches throughout the 11th month.As it’s now December, the ‘taches are gone, alas, but not the submarine training for Westminster.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 6, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Westminster’s Crew Raise Awareness of Men’s Health Issues View post tag: of December 6, 2012 View post tag: UK View post tag: crew UK: HMS Westminster’s Crew Raise Awareness of Men’s Health Issueslast_img read more

Oxford students UK’s least mothered

first_imgMothers all over the country are going online to keep their children well-fed at university. Oxford students, however, seem more capable of buying their own groceries. Food deliveries to college campuses have quadrupled in the past six months, according to Tesco, and orders from distrustful parents determined on a healthy diet for their offspring are largely responsible. Popular products include pasta, fresh fruit and vegetables, a far cry from the usual student diet of beer and ready meals. London students receive the most internet orders followed by those at Cambridge, whilst Oxford is low on the list. This might suggest that Oxford students are more competent shoppers, more independent of their parents, or just less-loved than their fellows around the country. Students were divided on the findings. Rebecca White studying at University College said “That’s such a great idea. I’m going to have to ring up Mum immediately. It’s such a pain having to do it for myself.” Whilst David Griffiths of Brasenose said “Well, we always knew that Cambridge was full of mummy’s boys.” A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said that “Parents send their children to school with lunch boxes and this is just a continuation of that.” Supermarket deliveries to students are now worth £136million. Oxford students’ mums however, just don’t seem to buy it.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more