Salford spring meet 2012

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salford spring meet 2012

Prescot SC & Everton SA March Spring Gala , Entries Closed. Sat, 24th March - Sun, 25th March, City of Salford Level 3 Spring Meet Salford Spring Gala application pack - 31st March and 1st April so will only to the COLSC Winter Meet - good luck to all our swimmers taking part in the event!. The Open Water Festival took place at Salford Quays on Sunday 21st June The entries for this competition had risen this year with.

However, it has always proved hard to get beyond topline observations to a more granular evaluation of programming. To try and get a deeper level of insight the BBC has recently conducted two surveys using a hybrid methodology, combining use of dial tests with traditional methods. In this presentation, through the use of two case studies, we will seek to highlight the benefits, insights and added value gained from using this approach as well as the challenges. Another aim of the study was to find out how a magazine from an international broadcaster needs to be customized for a regional audience.

To ensure a deeper level of understanding how the target group perceives the new show, we decided to use a mixed methodology, combining traditional qualitative research with instrumental measuring.

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Instrumental measuring in this case means devices like slide controls for the viewer and a measurement of the electrical resistance of the skin used to find out in real time how the participants react to the program, e. In other words, where does the audience get emotionally involved and at which point does the viewer lose interest.

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The presentation shows this new method of instrumental measuring at work: For many years, the prevailing view within international broadcasting has been that its information needs could not be adequately met by research services provided by research organizations for national and local broadcasters.

Technological advances have blurred the distinctions between national and international broadcasting, and international broadcasters have been making greater use of industry-standard research vehicles.

Should we still think of research for international broadcasting as a special case?

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In this discussion we will compare the needs of international broadcasters and other users from the perspective of the broadcasters themselves and of the research suppliers.

The project set out to address the following questions: Did it generate more followers? Did it allow for greater exposure to WS content? Did increased transparency among broadcasters and audiences attract new followers and audiences? Did its twitter strategy make it easier for overseas audiences to follow and understand the Olympics?

Do WS Tweeters exert influence in the Twitter sphere? Do WS tweeters create greater engagement? The panel will examine issues of methodology our methodology included a coding frame that allowed us to trace gender, national and religious dynamicsas well as the wider implications of social media, like Twitter, for issues of democratising media participation.

Large-scale aggregation of audience data from surveys — Colin Wilding International broadcasters depend heavily on sample surveys for performance measurement and audience insights, but these surveys are generally analysed separately.

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What if you were able to gather all the respondents from all of the surveys under one analytical roof? For some years BBC Global News has been working to aggregate key data from its surveys, and this project has now come to fruition in the Global News Dataset, with more thanrespondents from around surveys.

The paper will show how the aggregate dataset can yield information that cannot be gleaned from the individual surveys. It will also discuss some of the theoretical and practical issues involved in its construction and the potential for its development in future. Compared with the IARP questionnaire, the CCQ was designed to be shorter and tighter, and hence, better suited to the changing research environment of declining response rates, growing interview costs and weary respondents.

The research approach combined two distinct and complementary components: Results underline the challenge of carrying out international media research in changing media environments and may help to prevent mistakes in future research programs. In addition to improving understanding on a range of issues, the survey also captures key demographic information and includes questions that measure media penetration and usage.

In the Irwell was described as "almost proverbial for the foulness of its waters; receiving the refuse of cotton factories, coal mines, print works, bleach works, dye works, chemical works, paper works, almost every kind of industry.

The English People, describing it as: The hapless river—a pretty enough stream a few miles higher up, with trees overhanging its banks, and fringes of green sedge set thick along its edges—loses caste as it gets among the mills and the printworks.

There are myriads of dirty things given it to wash, and whole waggon-loads of poisons from dye-houses and bleachyards thrown into it to carry away; steam-boilers discharge into it their seething contents, and drains and sewers their fetid impurities; till at length it rolls on—here between tall dingy walls, there under precipices of red sandstone—considerably less a river than a flood of liquid manure, in which all life dies, whether animal or vegetable, and which resembles nothing in nature, except, perhaps, the stream thrown out in eruption by some mud-volcano.

It did, however, lay the groundwork for the more draconian legislation which followed, and in the Mersey and Irwell Joint Committee was formed. Local authorities were ordered to provide sewage treatment facilities, and industrial concerns were told to use the best practical means of preventing pollution. Salford was one of the first authorities in the Irwell watershed to install intercepting sewers and sewage treatment works at Mode Wheel Sewage works. Whenever anyone was in difficulty in the river, the cry would go up "Bring Mark Addy!

He was awarded a number of medals including the gold and silver medals from the Humane Society for the Hundred of Salfordand the Royal Humane Society 's bronze medal.

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In he became the only civilian ever to be awarded the Albert Medal first class[35] His final rescue was on Whit Monday inwhen he saved a young boy from a particularly sewage-laden section of the river. After this he became ill, and died of tuberculosis in aged Inthe Mersey and Irwell Joint Committee was superseded by the Lancashire Rivers Board, but wartime conditions brought about further deterioration of the river.

Inthe Rivers Prevention of Pollution Act was passed and this board disappeared to be replaced by the Mersey River Board, which was replaced in turn by the Mersey and Weaver River Authority in Inthere was serious flooding in Salford, caused by a bottleneck at a bend in the river at Strangeways, on the border with Manchester. Flooding had been a problem for hundreds of years, [33] and, inthe decision was made to straighten and widen the river to increase its capacity.

Work started in but it was not until September that water first flowed through the Anaconda Cut. Anthony Greenwood, highlighted the lamentable condition of the Irwell and one of its main tributaries, the River Roch: Today I am afraid that fish in most of those rivers are virtually extinct.

Anybody who stands today in the City of Manchester outside the Exchange Station and looks down at the noisome black water which flows beneath him would find it difficult to believe that any fish, or any other living creature, could ever have lived in what the Manchester Guardian has so rightly called that "melancholy stream" I have had my differences with the British Field Sports Society, but I have nothing but admiration for the excellent series of reports on river pollution which have been prepared for that Society These two rivers were covered by the third report; and very sorry reading it made.

There are two passages in that report which I should like to read. Sewage effluents and, being usually very good, they are the most encouraging feature of the appalling situation are hailed with delight as being the purest water which the rivers hold.

Members of the frequency with which residents in Bacup, Ramsbottom, Manchester and Salford are subjected to flooding from the waters of the Irwell. The secretary of the society was quoted as saying: Extensive tests have been carried out on fish we put in the river and we are satisfied that the water will support fish life.

Roach and perch have already been caught and we have had no reports of any ill-effects. There is no doubt the pollution is clearing. It will be a long job, but we are sure there is a future for angling in the river.

The report went on to state that the society "intends to carry out stocking operations soon". The Deputy chief water quality officer for Salford, Mr. Ten years ago, any fish getting as far down as Salford would have been killed almost immediately by the pollution in the water.

Although the river there is now a great deal better than it has been for years, fish will probably not be able to live long. These had probably got into the main river from small streams flowing into the Irwell. But I think it is real progress. During nine years of pollution control work reviewed by the North West Water Authority, the biggest improvement had been in the Bolton District, where effluent from five dilapidated sewage plants and two paper mills were now being treated at the Ringley Fold Works [but] there has been little reduction in pollution from the river Roch.

At Bacup the headwater of the Irwell is discoloured by ochre deposits from a disused mine but work is being done to stop the ochre seepage. Fish do exist in the stretch between Rossendale and Bury and fish are to be introduced in stretches between Radcliffe and Manchester. However, it is feared that it will be many years before fish will be able to breed freely in the river.

County Councillors at a recent committee meeting had criticised the condition of the river, with the councillor for the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham calling it "quite revolting and horrible". A spokesperson for the NWWA said that, although the river had a reputation for being polluted, it was getting much better but still had not reached a state where they would be satisfied. The proposals were welcomed by both Salford University and Agecroft Rowing Club, with the university stating that they wished to use that section for their boat race.

In February the Manchester Evening News reported that "ten jacksharps [sticklebacks], about two inches long" had been spotted by a site manager working on the Mark Addy public housewhich was then being built on the disused New Bailey Landing Stage, below New Bailey Street, on the border of Manchester and Salford.

And the public are cordially invited back onto her waters. The improvements included fitting filters on sewers in Lower Broughton to ensure litter was not washed into the river, as part of a scheme to improve overflows across AdlingtonWiganChorleyRochdale and Bury.

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New legislation states that the amount of phosphate in waste water should be one milligram per litre because it causes water to clog with algae and reduces the amount of oxygen in the water, which results in less aquatic life and fish.

Iron oxide from old mine workings near the source at Irwell Springs had polluted the water since and in a Coal Authority survey identified the stretch as having the fourth worst case of minewater pollution in the country.

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