Decadal freshening of the Antarctic Bottom Water exported from the Weddell Sea

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first_imgRecent decadal changes in Southern Hemisphere climate have driven strong responses from the cryosphere. Concurrently, there has been a marked freshening of the shelf and bottom waters across a wide sector of the Southern Ocean, hypothesised to be caused by accelerated glacial melt in response to a greater flux of warm waters from the Antarctic Circumpolar Current onto the shelves of West Antarctica. However, the circumpolar pattern of changes has been incomplete: no decadal freshening in the deep layers of the Atlantic sector had been observed. In this study, we document a significant freshening of the Antarctic Bottom Water exported from the Weddell Sea, which is the source for the abyssal layer of the Atlantic overturning circulation, and we trace its possible origin to atmospheric-forced changes in the ice shelves and sea ice on the eastern flank of the Antarctic Peninsula that include an anthropogenic component. These findings suggest that the expansive and relatively cool Weddell gyre does not insulate the bottom water formation regions in the Atlantic sector from the ongoing changes in climatic forcing over the Antarctic region.last_img read more

Spanish Navy’s Frigate Back from Op Active Endeavor

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first_img View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish Navy’s Frigate Back from Op Active Endeavor View post tag: Spanish Navy The FFG frigate Santa María (F-81) has just returned to her homeport in Rota Naval Base after a 45-day deployment integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2).For this international counter-terrorist operation (Active Endeavor), the Santa María embarked a helicopter from the 10th Aircraft Squadron and a Marine Corps Security Team.During this period, the SNMG-2 was under the command of the German Rear admiral Jörg Klein and was made up of the following units: the German frigate Hamburg, the US Navy destroyer Donald Cook, the Canadian frigate Winnipeg, the Turkish Yildirim and two Spanish Navy warships: the Santa María and the AOR Cantabria.The F-81 was delivered to the Spanish Navy on October 12th 1986. Her crew consists of 190 people and is currently under the command of Cdr. José Manuel Sánchez García.[mappress mapid=”16795″]Image: Spanish Navy August 31, 2015 View post tag: Frigate View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navalcenter_img Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Active Endeavor View post tag: OP Spanish Navy’s Frigate Back from Op Active Endeavor Authoritieslast_img read more

Martin Luther King Celebrations Set for Saturday and Monday

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first_imgThe Rev. Marcie Sanford of Macedonia Methodist Church in Ocean City gives a scripture reading during last year’s Martin Luther King celebration.Ocean City will hold its 26th annual celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 16.The ceremony will be held 1 p.m. at Ocean City High School’s Hughes Performing Arts Center (entrance on the beach block of Sixth Street). All members of the community are encouraged to attend and enjoy a great tribute to Ocean City’s community spirit featuring music, history and fellowship. It will be followed immediately by a free Soul Food Dinner in the high school cafeteria. Donations will be accepted.A record crowd of more than 300 attended last year’s event.The King ceremony was the first ceremony of its kind in Cape May County.It was organized by the late Rozelia Cobb, a popular special-education teacher at the Ocean City Intermediate School. Cobb realized the importance of the civil rights leader. She believed that young people should learn about his contributions and be involved in the event.The celebration has evolved to embrace all members of the community and the spirit of volunteerism that binds them._____Sign up for free daily news updates from Ocean City._____A group including (not in order) Aodhan Daly and his mom, Mary Daly (right), Bridget Dougherty, Sierra Ortiz, Brett Oves, Zachary and Sean Mazzitelli, Ricky Urban, Race Meyers and Justin Bush clean near the Howard S. Stainton Wildlife Refuge in Ocean City, NJ, during the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service in 2015.There will also be a Day of Service honoring Dr. King from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Jan. 18.Volunteers are encouraged to clean up different parts of the city. Signup for supply distribution and lunch will take place in the Senior Center at the Ocean City Community Center (18th Street and Simpson Avenue). For information, contact Charlotte Moyer, 399-6111 ext. 9711.For more information on the tribute events, contact Councilman Antwan McClellan, (609) 517-6593 or Councilman Keith Hartzell, (609) 289-1484.last_img read more

Ocean City Targets Flood-Prone Areas

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first_imgThe city is preparing a strategy to reduce chronic flooding across the island. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIOcean City plans to fight flooding with a series of projects that will include stormwater pumping stations, road construction, sea walls and possibly turning an abandoned railroad embankment into a protective barrier.To begin the planning for the projects, City Council awarded three separate professional services contracts Thursday night to the consulting firm ACT Engineers Inc. of Robbinsville, N.J., to develop conceptual designs for the flood-mitigation strategy.The city will target the Ocean City Homes area between 52nd and 56th streets, the Merion Park neighborhood and the section of town from 36th to 52nd streets and West Avenue – all places in the south end of town that struggle with floodwater.“We’ve all worked so hard to get this done,” City Council President Bob Barr said of the cooperation between city officials, state government and homeowners to tackle the flooding problems.In remarks during the Council meeting, City Business Administrator George Savastano said a pumping station, road elevation projects, berms and sea walls are being considered for the Ocean City Homes area.Merion Park, which has already had three pumping stations installed to ease flooding, will undergo a second phase of stormwater protection that will likely include the construction of dikes, Savastano said.For the area of town from 36th to 52nd streets and West Avenue, the city will look to elevate roads, add a pumping station and possibly convert an old railroad embankment that cuts through the marshlands into a flood barrier, according to Savastano.Separately, Council awarded two other design contracts Thursday for road projects and pumping stations that will help to ease flooding in the north end and midsection of town.Engineering Design Associates of Ocean View will design road improvements along West Avenue at 28th, 29th and 31st streets and at the intersection of Seventh Street and West Avenue, according to Council documents.Council also hired Maser Consulting of Egg Harbor Township to design the first phase of what will be a major flood-mitigation project involving stormwater pumping stations from Ninth Street to 18th Street, from the bay to Wesley Avenue.Savastano said four to six pumping stations may be built in the area between Ninth and 18th Streets in what would be the largest project of its type in Ocean City. Altogether, the project would cover a swath of 300 acres and seven separate drainage basins, he explained.“This will serve to greatly reduce flooding in that area,” Savastano told Council.City Business Administrator George Savastano outlines plans for a series of flood-control projects.The Council members expressed satisfaction that flood-prone areas of town will be better protected from stormwater.“I’m happy to see we’re addressing this issue,” Councilwoman Karen Bergman said.Before Council voted, members of the Ocean City Flooding Committee called on the governing body to delay approving five resolutions that authorized the design contracts for the flood-control projects.The OCFC, a private group that says it has more than 4,400 members, maintained in a statement read during the Council meeting that the city is pursuing a “piecemeal plan of band aids” instead of undertaking a comprehensive approach toward flood mitigation.Council, though, went ahead with the vote. Responding to the OCFC, Barr asserted that it would be “criminal” to delay projects that are critical for protecting the city from flooding.“We’ve waited far too long,” said Barr, the Fourth Ward councilman who represents the south end of Ocean City.Barr said there will be “plenty of opportunity” for the city to discuss the projects with members of the community as the plans move forward.In other business, City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson reported to Council that the state Superior Court has ruled that the city can condemn and acquire a block of privately owned land bordered by 16th and 17th streets between Haven and Simpson avenues.For the past two years, Mayor Jay Gillian and Council have been trying to buy the property to prevent it from being used for densely packed housing construction that would add to the city’s overdevelopment. The property includes the former site of the Perry-Egan auto dealership.Council approved three bond ordinances earlier in the year totaling nearly $12 million to buy three pieces of property that comprise the block of land. The city wants to create a large corridor of open space protected from housing development.Updating Council on the land deal, McCrosson said the court has ruled that the city has the right to condemn the land and take possession. The final price still needs to be worked out, so the city will conduct a new property appraisal.McCrosson also said that the city is working with the court on a plan for any environmental cleanup that may be needed for the property before Ocean City takes ownership. Local taxpayers will not have the burden of paying for environmental mitigation, she said.“The city has no responsibility to clean up the site,” she said.The city wants to preserve this block of land bordered by 16th and 17th Streets between Haven and Simpson avenues for open space.last_img read more

Renshaw’s remit

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first_imgIn 1898, John F Renshaw decided to mix marzipan in his bathtub! Humble beginnings for a company that is now a leading manufacturer of marzipans, ready-to-roll icings and chocolate and jam, supplying major cake manufacturers, high street bakers and retailers.Recently, Renshaw invited about 40 members and guests of the prestigious Richemont Club (Great Britain) to the company’s factory in Liverpool. The Richemont Club is an international society, formed in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1948, to encourage the exchange of ideas between bakers and confectioners.Sarah Summers, commercial director of Renshaw, welcomed the party as it arrived. “Hosting this visit offers us the opportunity to share some of the vast amount of knowledge and skills we have acquired over the years.”Members were taken on a guided tour of the factory, where the smell of caramel is potent. Renshaw’s range includes a rich, thick Luxury Caramel, with a firm setting, and an injectable caramel, with a soft, spoonable consistency, which can be placed into piping bags or injected into bakery goods such as muffins.”We can’t stress enough that we make more than just sugarpaste,” says Janet Abraham, marketing manager. “In Liverpool, we also make caramel, marzipan and nut pastes. Our factory in Scotland produces jam, mallows and chocolate.”Tom Cardwell, marketing and innovations controller for Renshaw explains that over half of the company’s sugarpastes are now coloured with natural ingredients. “We’re working to ensure that, in time, all of them will be,” he adds. “If you buy a Cars Disney cake in Marks & Spencer, the bright red icing has been made in Renshaw, using paprika.”In the factory, there are huge metal drums, which have been coloured bright red, luminous pink, bottle green and so on, because of the sugarpaste. “Other natural products used by Renshaw for colour include tomato, seaweed, grass and radishes. Kids would probably be horrified to learn that the green and orange icing on their birthday cake was coloured by spinach and carrots, for example! Together with our suppliers, we’ve even managed to produce what we consider to be the ’holy grail’ – a naturally coloured blue sugarpaste, created using ingredients derived from maritime plant extract,” he adds.Recently, Renshaw decided to make all of its Regalice branded sugarpaste products with non-hydrogenated fats and claims this is the only non-hydrogenated sugarpaste on the market. Tom Shaw, product development manager says: “We have worked hard to develop a sugarpaste that maintains the functionality and stability qualities which have made it the professional choice.”Model approachAfter the tour of the factory, Richemont Club members were treated to sugarpaste modelling demonstrations. The first was a joint effort given by Renshaw’s Claire Bailey and Nic Hemming, the second by Karen Bowden from Slattery Patissier and Chocolatier, winner of Celebration Cake Maker of the Year at British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards 2006, which was sponsored by Renshaw.President of the Richemont Club (Great Britain), Trevor Mooney said: “Visiting an industry leader, such as Renshaw, was an enlightening experience for all our members. The modelling demonstration provided some great ideas and techniques, which I’m sure many will put to good use.” nlast_img read more

Melvin Seals Joins Cats Under The Stars For Incredible Jerry Garcia Tribute [Full Audio]

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first_imgMelvin Seals joined Cats Under the Stars at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center for a special performance in Plymouth, NH last Friday, March 11th. The evening was a pre-party celebration for the upcoming Jerry Jam Festival to be held in Bath, NH from July 21-24. Cats Under the Stars includes Josh Dobbs on keys, Brian Harris on bass, Zach Nugent on guitar, and Joe Chapman on drums. Joining them for the evening were Heidi Harris and Devin Noel on vocals. The evening opened with a jamming warm-up-the-audience set by Otis Grove, a band from Boston who will also be performing at the summer fest.When Cats took the stage, the audience was brought back to 1964 with a cover Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is to be Loved by You.” Seals’ fingers danced around the keys as the band brought the venue into party mode for the evening. A slow jam created a calm mood as they eased into “He Ain’t Give You None.” The energy quickly picked up as the notes dove into an organ filled, guitar rollin’ “Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox.” Harris slapped out bass tones, dripping of funky vibes, as Chapman kept the beat moving, taking the audience on a wild ride. Nugent’s smooth voice and sleek guitar slid right into “I’ll Take A Melody,” prompting the angelic vocals of Harris and Noel to be brought to the forefront as they filled the spaces with creamy tones. An upbeat “Strugglin’ Man” kept fans grooving with a sunshine-glow summery feel as Dobbs joined in for his first appearance in the set, before progressing into an easy “The Maker.” “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” was crammed with enthusiasm as Nugent took the crowd on an unrestrained trip through the melody. Seals prompted a playful back and forth with the organ and guitar, building the jam into an ever growing bubble of energy that was ready to burst at the seams. The improvisation took off to insane heights as the song progressed midway. The venue was dripping in sweat from the heat being thrown from the musicians. It was one scorching tune that had the audience reacting with whistles and screams of excitement.“Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)” brought the audience down with a chill vibe. Seals’ keys, once again along with Nugent’s crisp guitar, grasped the song with a melancholy tone. “Dear Prudence” brought Dobbs back to the stage, joining on the piano. This spirited melody had the audience participating fully, with lyrics belted out throughout the venue. This extended tune switched fans into high gear during their electrified performance.Instead of having set break, the band continued on for the evening as they transitioned into “Tangled Up in Blue.” “Midnight Moonlight” had the crowd on their feet, with arms in the air, as this song encored the evening. Tie dye shirts and Jerry Jam paraphernalia were in abundance at this pre-Jerry Jam performance. The evening ended on a high note, as festival tickets were given away to a pair of lucky fans.Any chance you get to see Melvin Seals, make a point to go. His magical presence on stage brings a warmth to every performance that sends fans on a trip back in time to the days of Jerry Garcia. Cats Under the Stars have a tight gig in place. Throw Seals into the mix and the music suddenly transports you to another place. What an extraordinary performance to celebrate the kick off for this summer’s upcoming Jerry Jam.  For further information about Cats Under the Stars, please visit their official website. You can listen to full audio of the show below, courtesy of Scott Medeiros: Load remaining images Setlist: Cats Under The Stars w/ Melvin Seals at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, Plymouth, NH – 3/11/16Set: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), He Ain’t Give You None, Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox, I’ll Take A Melody, Strugglin’ Man*, The Maker*, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) > Dear Prudence*, Tangled Up In Blue*>Midnight Moonlight**Josh Dobbs joined on keysAudio by Scott Medeiros. Words by Sarah Bourque, follow on Twitter. Photos by Jeff Urquhart Photography, full gallery below.last_img read more

2020 Aloian Memorial Scholarship winners announced

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first_imgThe Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has named Jorge Campos ’21 of Currier House and Reeda Iqbal ’21 of Quincy House this year’s David and Mimi Aloian Memorial Scholars.Each year the Aloian Memorial Scholarship is given to two juniors who demonstrate thoughtful leadership and who improve the quality of life in Harvard Houses. The award is given by the HAA in honor of David and Mary (Mimi) Aloian, faculty deans of Quincy House from 1981 to 1986. During their time at Harvard, the Aloians helped the Houses create a stronger community by incorporating an environment for social and intellectual growth. David also served as executive director of the HAA from 1978 to 1986. During his time, he transformed the HAA to be a more inclusive place. The Aloian Scholarship is given to commemorate the life and achievements of the Aloians and to highlight the important community House life creates.last_img read more

Kelly unveils ‘The Shirt’

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first_imgThe 2013 Notre Dame football season won’t officially begin until Aug. 31 when the Irish take on Temple University, but fans got a preview of the team’s excitement and tradition this weekend at the annual The Shirt unveiling ceremony and Blue-Gold Game. On Friday, Irish coach Brian Kelly unveiled The Shirt outside the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore despite gray skies and snow. Students, alumni and fans gathered to see Kelly display the forest green design. “I really, really like it,” freshman Allie Klein, social media commissioner for the Leprechaun Legion, said about the green color. “That’s something everyone was clamoring for, at least Twitter and social media-wise. … They wanted to kind of get [the color] back to the roots.” After navy, bright blue and gold Shirts, green seemed like a natural choice for the 2013 Shirt, senior Dan Ogg, president of The Shirt Committee, said. “We just felt like it was time for green,” Ogg said. “And after coming off such a strong season, it’s kind of hard not to go with something like this.” Junior Betsy FitzGerald, assistant drum major in the Band of the Fighting Irish, praised The Shirt’s color and its potential for the student section. “I think it’ll look really good in the student section,” she said. “Especially being in the band, you get to see how it looks as a whole, which is really cool to see. … I think it really embodies the spirit of coming back from the national championship.” The 2013 Shirt features a paint splatter theme with gold and navy splatters under pictures of former Notre Dame players. The text reads “On the heels of legends we rise to victory.” Sophomore John Wetzel coined the phrase, which freshmen design committee members Molly Howell and Abbey Dankoff then used to create the finished product, Howell said. “We wanted something that was unique and special,” Wetzel said of the phrase. “So I started thinking about what would relate to the legendary feel but also be current, talking about what’s now.” Howell said The Shirt Committee considered making The Shirt blue or a different shade of green. Ogg said more modern players were also considered in place of Ned Bolcar, John Lujack, Raghib Ismail, Tim Brown and John Lattner. “We’re thinking legends, and [modern players] are not necessarily legends, so we went with throwback players,” Ogg said. FitzGerald said this weekend’s events gave the marching band an opportunity to go through the motions of a football weekend without much pressure. Saturday’s Blue-Gold game also gave the seniors a final send-off while offering the new band leaders a chance to practice their new roles. “It’s a lot of fun,” FitzGerald said. “We get to play around, and since it’s not too serious we get to play all the songs we want to play and not just the Celtic Chant eight times.” For many in the student section, the Blue-Gold Game revolved more around friends and less around football, sophomore Christian Knight said. “I’m going to miss it because I’m going to be abroad next year, but one of the main reasons I wanted to go was that it’ll be the only time I get to be in Notre Dame Stadium in 2013,” Knight said. “I have a bunch of friends who are going abroad who went for the same reason.” Knight said the atmosphere on South Quad, including tailgates, cookouts and people playing football, enhanced the game-day environment even though the game itself was not the same as a typical home football matchup. “To be honest with you, we kind of knew that it wasn’t for the football,” Knight said. “It was different. I didn’t really know the scoring system, but it was still a good time. It was also interesting to see freshmen, juniors and seniors all in the same section with us, and we didn’t have to sneak anyone in or anything.” The game effectively generated excitement for the coming seasons, Knight said. “I’m ready for senior-year football already,” Knight said. “Go Irish, beat Irish.”last_img read more

2015 Audi Q7 Luxury SUV: Power, Style & Serenity

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantThe maître ‘d is calling for a party of seven. Who shows up? The newly redesigned Audi Q7.This luxury crossover SUV elevates performance and style with room for seven like nothing else in its class.The Audi name has become synonymous with upscale vehicles, and the 2015 Q7 doesn’t disappoint. With three rows of seating, an elegant interior, and a powerful engine, the Q7 offers something beyond a mode to get from here to there: a delicious experience that makes you revel in the ride.Car and Driver reports: “Few can match the Q7 in terms of style. As chic as it is spacious, it still turns heads years after its introduction.”Consider the LED daytime running lights. They were added as a safety feature to make drivers more visible to oncoming vehicles—but with a twist: They’re beautiful designs are a standout from a pure aesthetic perspective. Functional? Sure. Gorgeous? You bet!But this car doesn’t get by on looks alone. The world-class engine packs a powerful punch, with the choice between a super-charged V-6 that comes in either 280-hp or 333-hp versions. The turbo-diesel option comes in 240 hp and unleashes 406 lb-ft of torque that delivers 28 mpg on the highway.Standard features include an 11-speaker stereo system, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth and dual-zone automatic climate control.Click here to learn more about NY Auto GiantKelley Blue Book says, “In the crowded world of luxury SUVs, the 2014 Audi Q7 is truly one of a kind. Handsome, poised and polished, the Q7 not only delivers in the areas of pampering passengers and impressing the neighbors, its powerhouse engine lineup and taut handling make it joy to drive.”Power. Precision. And pretty to look at. Party of seven—here we come.Test drive your 2015 Audi Q7 today! Give Justin Haynes of Audi Lynbrook or Paul Cunha of Atlantic Audi a call or stop buy one of their luxury showrooms today!last_img read more

The Ministry of Tourism allocated HRK 400 to vocational schools for tourism projects

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first_imgWith the aim of promoting and strengthening the competencies of vocational occupations, the Ministry of Tourism in 2018 awarded secondary vocational and art schools 400 thousand kuna in grants for 12 projects.Grants are awarded to projects that promote a new tourism product based on connecting public, civil, private sector and science (development), positive effects in environmental protection, introduction of new technologies and inclusion of strategically defined special forms of tourism (nautical, health, cultural, business, cycling tourism, eno and gastro, etc.).The public call for applications was open from 30 January to 28 February this year, and the maximum amount of requested and approved funds was 20 thousand kuna for the project of one applicant, ie one school or 40 thousand kuna for the project of one applicant in collaboration with one or more partners, i.e. schools. This is a tender for which the Ministry of Tourism has allocated a total of HRK 3.568.766 in the past nine years, thus supporting the development of new, creative projects that have become competitive on the market.”Adapting the domestic education system to the needs and requirements of the increasingly dynamic tourism market is one of the goals of this Government. Through this program we want to motivate young people to work in tourism, encourage the adoption of new knowledge and skills and develop an entrepreneurial spirit. We want to raise awareness of tourism as a horizontal activity, or emphasize the importance of connecting tourism with other industries. As a long-term solution to encourage lifelong learning and human resources in tourism, we are working on the implementation of regional competence centers funded by EU funds. Through these centers, we will provide quality staff who would be ready to be actively involved in work and management processes after the completion of the educational process, which would enable higher employment and ensure the quality of the workforce for employers in tourism.. ” said Minister Cappelli on the occasion of the announcement of the decision on the selection of projects of secondary vocational and art schools.So they are, for example Daruvar School of Economics and Tourism this year they received a support of 40 thousand kuna for the design of the project “Roman Feast” in which they are supported by the Technical School Daruvar and the Music School Bruno Bjelinski Daruvar. The same amount was awarded and Tourist School of Catering Split and School of Fine Arts Split which this year joined forces in the creation of a project aimed at cycling tourism “With biking skill, down the Mosor hill”, Electrical and Traffic School from Osijek for the project “Guide me Osijek”, Technical School Požega and Craft School Požega for the project “15.000 paintings from the heart of Slavonia”, Hvar High School for the project “Hvar Story”See a list of all selected projects herelast_img read more