Ocean circulation beneath the Ronne ice shelf

first_imgTHE intimate thermal contact between the base of Antarctic ice shelves andthe underlying ocean enables changes in climate to have a rapid impact on theoutflow of ice from the interior of Antarctica1,2. Furthermore,water modified by passage under ice shelves, particularly in the Weddell Sea,is believed to be an important constituent of Antarctic BottomWater3—a water mass that can be observed as far north as 50°N in the deep oceans4. Antarctic Bottom Water is both cold andoxygen-rich, and plays an important part in the cooling and ventilation of theworld’s oceans. Because of the difficulty in gaining access, the oceano-graphicregime beneath ice shelves is very poorly sampled5. Bysuccessfully drilling through the ice, however, we were able to obtainoceanographic data from beneath the largest Antarctic ice shelf, theRonne–Filchner ice shelf in the southern Weddell Sea. We find that our dataagree well with the predictions of a relatively simple oceanographic plumemodel of sub-ice-shelf circulation6. This model can therefore beused with some confidence to investigate the links between climate changes,ice-shelf melting and bottom-water production.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 12/8/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDallas 107, Houston 104Indiana 107, Sacramento 97Atlanta 106, Denver 98Brooklyn 112, N.Y. Knicks 104Cleveland 116, Washington 101Boston 133, Chicago 77L.A. Lakers 111, Memphis 88Portland 113, Minnesota 105Miami 121, L.A. Clippers 98NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPhiladelphia 6, Buffalo 2L.A. Kings 5, Vegas 1N.Y. Islanders 3, Detroit 2Tampa Bay 7, Colorado 1Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1N.Y. Rangers 5, Florida 4Washington 4, Columbus 0Boston 6, Toronto 3San Jose 5, Arizona 3Calgary 5, Nashville 2TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL(22) Army 17, Navy 10Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund December 9, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 12/8/18center_img Written bylast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 1/19/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOklahoma City 117, Philadelphia 115Charlotte 135, Phoenix 115Sacramento 103, Detroit 101Milwaukee 118, Orlando 108Indiana 111, Dallas 99Toronto 119, Memphis 90Boston 113, Atlanta 105Miami 117, Chicago 103Houston 138, L.A. Lakers 134Denver 124, Cleveland 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEAnaheim 3, New Jersey 2Colorado 7, L.A. Kings 1St. Louis 3, Ottawa 2N.Y. Rangers 3, Boston 2Philadelphia 5, Montreal 2Tampa Bay 6, San Jose 3Dallas 4, Winnipeg 2Florida 4, Nashville 2Minnesota 2, Columbus 1Vegas 7, Pittsburgh 3Calgary 5, Edmonton 2Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img January 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/19/19last_img read more

News story: Civil news: statutory charge, care costs and the Human Rights Act

first_imgWhere I can find out more?The full text of the position statement is available for download on GOV.UK. The position statement was drafted within proceedings in February 2018 but published following the judgment in June 2018.Further informationLegal aid guidance – to download LAA statutory charge position statement under ‘other guidance’NCC & Anon v Lord Chancellor (via LAA) 2018 EWHC 1628 – case in which position statement publishedH v NCC and LAA [2017] EWHC 282 – case cited in position statement We have published a position statement explaining when the costs of care and ‘other family law proceedings’ apply as a statutory charge to HRA damages.What does this mean?The position statement provides guidance on the circumstances in which the LAA will and will not apply a statutory charge to HRA damages.Judicial guidance set out in the statement explains the steps practitioners need to take if the statutory charge is not to be applied. This includes: obtaining early confirmation from the LAA on whether the care proceedings statutory charge will apply to any HRA award making any applications for substantive relief under the HRA as a Part 8 claim following Civil Procedure rules seeking a separate legal certificate for HRA damages claimslast_img read more

Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., & More To Headline 2016 XPoNential Music Festival

first_imgCamden County’s 2016 XPoNential Music Festival is set to take place July 22-24 at Wiggins Park and BB&T Pavilion. Though in New Jersey, the three-day festival is organized for the 12th year by University of Pennsylvania radio station WXPN, adding uniquely up-and-coming, trending artists to the already popularized lineup. The exciting 2016 bill includes headlining performances from Ryan Adams, Alabama Shakes, and Brandi Carlile. Also playing are Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, a solo performance from Father John Misty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more.Additional information about the festival can be found on their website. Peep the full lineup below!last_img read more

Track Names And Guest Collaborators On New Gorillaz Album Leaked

first_img[H/T Consequence of Sound] Fans of the Gorillaz have certainly been getting antsy since the animated band led by James Hewlett and Damon Albarn announced they’d be releasing new music for the first time since The Fall, their last album which was released in 2011. In February of this year, Albarn confirmed to a fan that the album was complete and that the band was rehearsing for live performances. Earlier in March, the Gorillaz announced The Demon Dayz Festival, their own festival to take place on June 10th at the Dreamland amusement park in Margate, England, which will be their first live appearance since 2012.As fans have been subsisting of the trickle of Gorillaz news over the past few month, perhaps more substantial information about their newest album is finally here. Recently, a number of song titles and the guest collaborators featured on each track have been registered to a music licensing company in the U.K., Phonographic Performance Ltd, including “Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine),” the track the band released on Inauguration Day.Many of the tracks from this leak line-up with the songs that the Gorillaz have been working on, as told by the band’s Snapchats as they continue with rehearsals. If the rumors are to be believed, which increasingly seems to be the case, the Gorillaz new album will feature the likes of De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Grace Jones, Mavis Staples, Carly Simon, Pusha T, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, and Kelela to name a few. Further confirming the truth to the leak is that some of the artists from the track listing, such as De La Soul and Kelela, have previously confirmed they have worked on this new album.You can check out the speculated track names and guest collaborators for yourself (listed alphabetically) below, which includes 19 new songs in addition to a handful of interludes. You can also listen to the one fully confirmed new Gorillaz song, “Hallelujah Money,” which was officially released back in January on Inauguration Day below.Rumored Track Listing:Andromeda (Feat. D.R.A.M.)Ascension (Feat. Vince Staples)Busted And BlueCarnival (Feat. Anthony Hamilton)Charger (Feat. Grace Jones)Circle Of Friendz (Feat. Brandon Markell Holmes)Halfway To The Halfway House (Feat. Peven Everett)Hallelujah Money (Feat. Benjamin Clementine)Interlude: Elevator Going UpInterlude: New WorldInterlude: PenthouseInterlude: Talk RadioInterlude: The ElephantInterlude: The Non-conformist OathLet Me Out (Feat. Mavis Staples & Pusha T)Momentz (Feat. De La Soul)Out Of Body (Feat. Kilo Kish, Zebra Katz & Imani Voshana)Saturnz Barz (Feat. Popcaan)Sex Murder Party (Feat. Jamie Principle & Zebra Katz)She’s My Collar (Feat. Kali Uchis)Strobelite (Feat. Peven Everett)Submission (Feat. Danny Brown & Kelela)The Apprentice (Feat. Rag’n’bone Man, Zebra Katz & Ray BLK)Ticker Tape (Feat. Carly Simon & Kali Uchis)We Got The Power (Feat. Jehnny Beth)last_img read more

Institute of Politics announces spring Resident Fellows

first_imgThe Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday announced the appointment of six Resident Fellows who will join the institute for the spring semester. The incoming fellows bring diverse experiences in public service and expertise on contemporary issues and challenges in domestic and international politics.“At this important time in civic life we are pleased to welcome an extraordinary group of Resident Fellows from the highest levels of government to national security, foreign affairs, and electoral politics,” said IOP Director Mark D. Gearan ’78. “Our Resident Fellows are central to our mission of inspiring students to public service and model lives of consequences.”For over 50 years IOP Resident Fellows have provided Harvard students with the opportunity to learn from prominent public servants, engage in civil discourse, and acquire a more holistic and pragmatic view of our political world.Spring 2020 Resident Fellows:Tiffany Cross — Co-Founder and Managing Editor, The Beat DCLord Kim Darroch — British Ambassador to the United States (2016-2019)Mark Harvey — Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy, National Security Council (2018-2020)Rohini Kosoglu — Chief of Staff, Kamala Harris for the People Presidential Campaign and U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (2017-2019)Tara Setmayer — CNN, ABC Political Commentator and GOP Congressional Communications Director (2006-2013)Gov. Bill Walker — Governor of Alaska, Independent (2014-2018)Each semester, Resident Fellows immerse themselves in the Harvard community by residing on campus, mentoring a cohort of undergraduate students, holding weekly office hours and leading an eight-week, not-for-credit study group. This spring, fellows will convene study groups on topics including representation in media, diplomacy, election infrastructure and security, leadership on Capitol Hill and the campaign trail, and bridging the partisan divide.“Given the importance of the 2020 election, Harvard students are eager to learn from and engage with this incoming class,” said Carine Hajjar ’22 and Eric Jjemba ’21, student co-chairs of the Fellows and Study Groups program at the Institute of Politics. “The relationships built among students and Resident Fellows help shape and inform our own pathway in politics and public service. We look forward to welcoming this cohort to campus this semester.”You can view the complete bios of our Resident Fellows at iop.harvard.edu/fellows Read Full Storylast_img read more

Verizon Wireless supports law to ban texting while driving

first_imgVerizon Wireless Executive Director for State Public Policy, Daniel Mullin, said the company supports efforts by the state of Vermont to ban texting and e-mailing while driving.Mullin made the following statement today:“Verizon Wireless commends Governor Douglas and the Vermont General Assembly for supporting a law to not text and drive. With the issue of texting and driving on the minds of many Americans lately, we appreciate the support of the Vermont Legislature on this issue and their efforts in addressing it during this legislative session. As the largest wireless service provider, last year we launched a national ad campaign to bring forth this same message. Drivers must stay focused on the road ahead to ensure safety for others and themselves.”To learn more about the Verizon Wireless “Don’t Text and Drive” campaign, visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/wirelessissues/driving.html(link is external)About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com(link is external). To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia(link is external).Source: Verizon. 2.3.2010last_img read more

PFI, where art thou?

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Rendel Jeff Rendel, Certified Speaking Professional, and President of Rising Above Enterprises works with credit unions that want elite results in sales, service, and strategy. Each year, he addresses and facilitates … Web: www.risingaboveenterprises.com Details During a recent discussion, nearly 50 credit union CEOs deliberated that consumers may not seek a primary financial institution (PFI) for all financial services needs. That prompted further discussion on delivery, marketing, pricing, products, technology, and service. “If PFI status is elusive,” they debated, “How might credit unions refine their strategies to develop wide-ranging relationships with members?” Reaching out to an expanded set of credit union leaders, from various asset sizes and markets, the answers proved thought-provoking and action-based. Let’s explore.Don’t expect financial monogamy. While people like to be loyal, price and convenience are significant drivers in consumer decision-making. Having multiple financial relationships didn’t seem that big of an inconvenience. While many credit unions measured products per member, most realized that producing a mass of “triple product members” wasn’t especially reasonable. However, constant life-stage and -cycle marketing allowed credit unions to have some grade of relationship (some years more, some years less), over a long period of time. The focus on retention and an elastic relationship led to top of mind status and a greater probability of sales.Be incessantly uncomfortable. “Your member’s last experience is her next expectation,” shared a CEO. “Continuous improvement drives our commitment to ensure members remain.” Many leaders revealed that they endlessly observe the retail experience at other retail establishments. “Banking is retail,” voiced several CEOs. “As consumers, members have a set expectation level of service; it doesn’t vary from one business to the next.” Watching the retail experience, and fine-tuning their own, allowed credit unions to integrate different angles of the member experience. In the end, the credit unions formed a more pertinent experience aligned with members’ expectations. Deliver on digital. The rise of the omni-digital member is here. “A good price, mobile access, and a local presence will bring members in, but digital ease will keep them here,” stated one CEO. The consumer swing toward “all things digital” necessitates that credit unions have a mobile-first philosophy in all aspects – marketing, new accounts, underwriting, funding, engagement, delivery, service, and the list goes on. “We want ease for our members; hassles lead to attrition. Thus, our capital investments focus on mobile delivery, business intelligence, and digital marketing,” replied a member experience executive. “We’re moving at the speed of members.”  Bulk up on soft skills. Where members will choose digital engagement first, there are times when an eye-to-eye or ear-to-ear conversation matters. Leaders expressed that when digital capacity is exhausted, or a complex matter is involved, members expect (and rely upon) a skillful professional. “When the time comes for a live conversation, our service leaders must deliver trust, empathy, communication, and leadership,” articulated several executives. “The soft skills that, often, seem old-fashioned are more vital today; we’re still in the people business. When members do reach out, it’s a matter of great importance to them. The connections we reinforce lead to long-term business.”  Build community in your branches. Branches still matter, but their emphases are changing. “Branches prove your permanence to members and the communities you serve,” held several CEOs. They voiced that branches certainly show long-term commitment to a community, but they also provide ideal leadership opportunities. Be it an onsite community room or staff involvement in home-grown initiatives, branches put the “local” into the big business of financial services. “Branches show we’re there, branch involvement shows we care,” voiced a CEO. “Pinpointed community leadership, through each branch, helps members – current and soon-to-be – see our values in action in places that matter to them.”From the insights of this set of leaders, perhaps the “P” in PFI is better redefined as “permanent.” Permanent in the sense that a measured retail relationship may ebb and flow, but a credit union’s place in a member’s mind – awareness, marketing, sales, service, community – can be long-term. “Once a member, always a member,” the motto goes. Perchance the strategy for member relationships should always go beyond the onboarding phase and continue through the many periods of a member’s life and financial services needs.last_img read more

Bay Park Plant Outfall Pipe Funding Rejected Again

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County’s request for half a billion dollars to fund an ocean outfall pipe and de-nitrification system at Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway was once again rejected by FEMA—a move that will most likely force the county to look elsewhere for the desired funding.Federal Emergency Management Agency Regional Administrator Jerome Hatfield, responding to a letter from state officials asking for additional funding, said the request was deemed “ineligible because it doesn’t meet FEMA guidelines.” Hatfield, in a letter dated March 16, noted that FEMA has already agreed to pay $729 million for Superstorm Sandy-related repairs and mitigation stemming from the historic October 2012 storm.The plant, which serves a half million county residents, was knocked off line when the storm flooded the plant under nine feet of water, causing treated and untreated sewage to spew into the streets, some homes and Reynolds Channel.Since then, the county has successfully lobbied for federal funds to repair the plant, but has been unable to convince FEMA to approve $550 million for an outfall pipe that would extend into the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, effluent is discharged into Reynolds Channel, which connects to the Western Bays.New York State in February committed $150 million to pay for the nitrogen removal system that had also been requested. That announcement came one day after outspoken county officials called on the state to act on an original promise to fund the project.FEMA’s most recent rejection letter comes 10 months after the agency originally declined the state and county’s outfall pipe proposal.While outlining several reasons why FEMA determined the project to be ineligible, Hatfield said agency personnel “found no damage to the existing outfall pipe” upon inspection following the epic storm.“As there is no damage to the outfall pipe, the proposed project is not eligible for” hazard mitigation funding.After receiving the letter, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City), and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens met with FEMA officials in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.“FEMA presented its decision not to fund from the disaster assistance program and suggested the ocean outfall pipe may be eligible for other federal funding programs—which we are working with NYSDEC to identify and evaluate,” Brian Nevin, Mangano’s chief spokesman, said in an email.“The county offered to participate in funding at a level to be determined during future funding discussions,” he added. Nevin did not specify what those federal funding options are.The U.S Dept. of Housing and Urban Development has already dispersed Sandy-related funds to areas impacted by the hurricane. “As such, it is up to a grantee, such as New York State, to determine the specific uses for their remaining funds,” a HUD spokesman said. A state DEC spokesperson did not return a call for comment. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who has also been involved in lobbying for an outfall pipe, didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.A source said other members of the state’s congressional delegation also met with FEMA this week to discuss the issue.Both the county and state has argued for months that an outfall pipe would help improve the health of the Western Bays. Scientists have said that nitrogen from the effluent discharged into the bay is harmful to marshland that protect the shorelines from erosion.“Everyone agrees the pipe needs to be built. FEMA has made it clear that they can’t provide the funding for it, so we have to find another solution,” Rice said in a statement, adding that her office will explore “every possible option” to secure the necessary funding. In February, Nassau County Legislature Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) expressed a desire to hold hearings with regard to the outfall pipe. A date has yet to be announced.“I am extremely disappointed in FEMA for denying Nassau our outfall pipe, and I will not take ‘no’ for an answer,” Gonsalves said in a statement through a spokeswoman. “I will continue to challenge our federal representatives to locate a source of funding for this desperately needed project because I will not give up on our waterways.”last_img read more