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Summertime water masses off the northern Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica

first_imgWe report on oceanographic observations made at the northern end of Larsen C Ice Shelf in the western Weddell Sea. It appears that the Larsen C continental shelf is flushed not by High Salinity Shelf Water from the southern continental shelf, but by Modified Weddell Deep Water (MWDW) flowing across the shelf break. MWDW is observed at the ice front, having tracked west along the northward facing slopes of depressions that reach to the shelf break. Ice Shelf Water observed near the ice front is not, however, derived from MWDW directly, but from MWDW pre-conditioned by winter cooling and by salinification from sea ice production. If the ice shelf base generally is being melted only by pre-conditioned MWDW, then, contrary to recent suggestions, changes in the temperature of the deep Weddell Sea are unlikely to have a major impact on melt rates at the base of Larsen C Ice Shelf.last_img read more

Growth and spread of the woodchip associated fungus Leratiomyces ceres in undisturbed garden soils

first_imgA survey was undertaken to determine the extent of Leratiomyces ceres (syn. Stropharia aurantiaca sensu auct.) in soil surrounding apparently isolated occurrences of fungal fruit bodies on woodchip mulch. A molecular detection system with specific primers identified the fungus in the soil below woodchip in which fruit bodies had been noted in the previous year, and also in adjacent soil beyond the mulched area where fruiting had not been observed. The results indicate that L. ceres is widespread in the soil in the survey area, and possible reasons for this finding, and their implication for distribution studies are discussed. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd and The British Mycological Society. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Regeneration in Southampton

first_imgCrest Nicholson has signed its latest development agreement with Homes England to deliver the next two phases of Centenary Quay, its flagship regeneration scheme in Southampton.The new additions to the £500m development include a 27-storey tower consisting 165 apartments and the construction of 103 new low-rise homes made up of apartments and houses. 25 per cent of homes at Centenary Quay are affordable housing, 46 of the homes in these two new phases will be shared-ownership properties. Leading Housing Providers Radian and Sovereign will be delivering the properties.Over 850 apartments and homes have already been completed to date and the next phases take the development a step closer to the 1,620 homes to complete Centenary Quay.Scott Black, Managing Director, said, “Centenary Quay has not only delivered much needed private affordable and rental homes for local people, it has also positively impacted the local economy through direct and indirect employment. Crest Nicholson is continuing to invest in Centenary Quay and I look forward to seeing the scheme progress and our partnership with Homes England grow.”Southampton regeneration Centenary Quay Southampton regeneration scheme Crest Nicholson March 28, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Regeneration in Southampton previous nextLand & New HomesRegeneration in SouthamptonThe Negotiator28th March 201901,124 Viewslast_img read more

Chairman of EU Military Committee Visits Orion Detachment

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Chairman of EU Military Committee Visits Orion Detachment View post tag: africa View post tag: Naval Authorities February 3, 2015 Share this article On Saturday 31 January the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Patrick de Rousiers, visited the Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft ‘Orion’ Detachment based in Djibouti.The General was welcomed to Djibouti by EU Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Joseph Silva and the Commanding Officer of the Orion Detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Javier Alameda (Spanish Air Force).General de Rousiers was accompanied by officers from France, Portugal and Spain.During his visit, the General was briefed about the capabilities of the Casa-235 Vigma aircraft and the Detachment’s role as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.The distinguished guests were given the opportunity to embark the aircraft, where they met the crew and received a demonstration about the on board equipment.[mappress mapid=”15028″]Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Orion View post tag: Chairman View post tag: militarycenter_img View post tag: EU View post tag: visits Chairman of EU Military Committee Visits Orion Detachment View post tag: committee View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Detachment View post tag: Djibouti View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Adjunct Faculty – Graphic Design

first_imgFaculty candidates should be proficient in the Adobe Creative Cloudand related software applications in both PC and Mac environments.While a terminal degree is preferred, a master’s degree in graphicdesign or related field is required. Industry experience andcollege-level teaching experience preferred. Daytime and eveningcampus-based availability are preferred.When applying, include the phrase “Graphic Design AdjunctApplication” in the subject line of the application email and stateyour teaching availability (daytime or evening) in your coverletter.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected] Graphic Design Theory & TypographyLayout & DesignWeb & Interactive DesignVisual Communication Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.center_img Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is searching for qualified instructors as part ofits adjunct faculty pool to teach in Graphic Design and relatedprograms (i.e., MSDMD). We are seeking adjunct faculty to teachcourses in graphic design across the curriculum, from undergraduateto graduate, including the following courses:last_img read more

Speak up or lose out on training

first_imgMuch has been written and spoken about a crisis in bakery education as witnessed by the decline in the number of colleges offering courses in baking. This is linked to a shortage of skilled bakers and often doomsday predictions about the future of our industry.The decline of traditional bakery education is, however, symptomatic of a larger problem, which is our failure to attract enough young people to join the industry in any position, not just practical baking, and also the failure to deliver training that totally suits the needs of employers. This has led to individual employers, large and small, either setting up or taking part in a large number of different work-based training schemes, which may or may not give the trainee an accredited qualification.All this is set against a changing national background (see opposite). How these targets are to be achieved in practice is currently being worked through and it is in this area that I feel, as an industry, we have to speak with one voice or lose out.Who is going to be influencing the provision of food manufacturing – and specifically bakery – as vocational courses for 14- to 19- year-olds? Who is going to ensure that there are workplace-based accredited training schemes delivering the employee skills that we need? And who is going to ensure that there are training providers and assessors out there actually providing what employees need?The alternative to finding a solution that represents the needs of the baking industry to policy-makers is that we continue as we are – simply talking about the problem. I, for one, hope that the needs of different sections of our industry are not too complex to make a united industry approach to dealing with our sector skills council Improve, the LSC and, if necessary, government.The central principle of the Leitch report is that skills training is led by employers and trainees. This is where Improve comes in – they should determine and satisfy demand, but they can only do so if we, in our industry, tell them what we want.Forming The National Skills Academy for Bakery would help establish the bakery sector’s training needs and act as a hub for the provision of training to meet those needs – for, in all this, the issue is not qualifications, it is the provision of relevant skills training.That provision can be:l college-based and college-led, with college staff operating in the workplace;l workplace training by in-house experts or other external providers;l distance learning in whatever format, including web-based modules and links to schools ±providing vocational courses.If, as an industry, we are to speak with one voice, then the establishment of a centre of bakery excellence as the hub of all training provision is essential. Make your voice heardOver the coming months, we are keen for you to voice your views on what you think The National Skills Academy for Bakery should be for. This is the legislative backdrop, against which the baking industry needs to spring into action. The Leitch reportPublished in December 2006, Lord Leitch’s report is the policy driver on skills and is setting the agenda within the workplace and within colleges and schools. It comes with exacting targets and the threat of introducing a training levy if employers do not embrace the need to increase skills and make significant progress to the targets identified.Government investment in training for adults in England stands at £3 billion. But the report warns: “In order to realise the potential of every citizen we will need to see investment of many times that amount in new skills training and that cannot and should not all come from the government. Between now and 2020, employers and individuals will need to make a sustained and increased investment in improving their respective skill levels.”Leitch is an England-only policy, but it is likely the direction will be followed in all the other UK nations.UK targets include:* Becoming a ’world-leader’ in skills by 2020* 95% of all adults in work to have functional literacy and numeracy skills – this is currently just 76%* 90% of all adults to be at level 2, equivalent to five GCSE passes (now at 52%)* 40% of all adults at level 4 or above, foundation degree standard (10% at present)* 500,000 apprenticeships each year (a doubling of the current number); within bakery there were 96 apprenticeships in the last 12 monthsThe Government will use the following mechanisms to deliver these targets:* Employers are being asked to sign a skills pledge in which the CEO pledges to develop an action plan to deliver increased economically viable skills* ’World-class’ will be measured by the number of adults achieving full qualifications* The route to access this training/funding in England will be through the Train to Gain service, which will be extended to deliver training at levels 3 (A-level passes) and 4* The employers’ voice will be channelled through Improve, the sector skills council (SSC)* The SSC will highlight ’economically valuable’ skills and will have the authority to decide which training courses are eligible for government funding.So the Leitch report and Improve aim to give employers and trainers the route to develop and deliver the required skills. But it also gives the government the mechanism to impose levies, in terms of money or time, if they believe the above targets cannot be met voluntarily.last_img read more

Press release: Highways England driving home the importance of towing safely

first_imgHighways England traffic officers joined Road Safety Engineer Irene Stewart at the M5 Junction 19 service area to provide information and practical tips to all motorists with caravans, trailers and horse boxes.Behind the North East, the South West region has experienced the highest number of caravan/trailer incidents statistically, with 850 incidents across the network between January 2017 and May 2018, and 460 of those occurring in the summer months of May to September last year.And as part of an ongoing campaign, Highways England is encouraging drivers to carry out a few simple safety checks before setting off on journeys.Beverley Hannah, South West Regional Safety Co-ordinator for Highways England, said: Three further towing and tyre safety events are planned at Gordano Services – on Friday, 29 June, Monday, 2 July, and Friday, 6 July, between 10am and 3.30pm – and similar events are also planned for other areas of the South West.Media opportunityHighways England interviewees will be available at Gordano Services on Friday, 29 June between 10am and 12 noon. Please contact Neville Smith on 0300 470 4337 or Nicola Wesson on 0300 470 6218 to arrange.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer. Safety is always our priority and we’re delighted that so many people came along to speak to us while we were at the event. We received interest from general motorists, as well as caravan and motorhome owners, and it was a great opportunity for us to meet people that were taking their caravans or trailers away on holiday this summer and offer them pointers on how to stay safe while towing. Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe chairman, said: TyreSafe is a firm supporter of Highways England’s engagement activities with motorists as both organisations seek to reduce the number of incidents on the roads. Tyre checks are essential to reduce risks as they are the only part of the vehicle in contact with the road and, if they’re not roadworthy, steering and braking will be compromised, too. TyreSafe encourages all drivers to check their tyres at least once a month and before long journeys. Those stopping off at the services were able to learn more about Highways England and how it manages the safety of drivers and controls traffic following incidents, and also received key tyre safety tips and guidance from the Tyresafe awareness group.Both Highways England and Avon and Somerset Police, advise anyone towing a caravan, boat, horse box or trailer to take some simple steps to ensure a trouble-free journey, including: Carry out a final maintenance check before setting off, and leave plenty of time for your journey Be aware that driving while towing will inevitably affect the vehicle’s performance, especially braking distances Check that the vehicle and load are secure and the weight is correctly distributed in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications Make sure you are adequately covered for recovery and breakdown Know the correct speed limit for your vehicle and the roads you travel on, and don’t drive faster than the speed limit for the type of road Towing mirrors not only allow you to view to the rear, in most cases they are a legal requirement when towing a wider trailer Driving licences place restrictions on the trailers that you can tow, you may need to take a further test to progress to towing larger trailers If your caravan or trailer starts to snake or swerve, it’s a sign you’re going too fast or the trailer is loaded incorrectly. Ease off the accelerator and reduce your speed gently Don’t brake harshly on a bend, as it makes the trailer unstable. Reduce your speed in plenty of time for any hazard You shouldn’t drive in the right hand lane of a motorway with three or more lanes Supt Andy Williams, Head of Road Safety for Avon and Somerset Police, said: We want everyone to arrive safely at their destination so if you’re towing any sort of trailer please take extra steps to ensure you’re prepared before the start of your journey. Remembering these simple road safety rules while you’re driving can also reduce the risk of having an incident.last_img read more

News story: Local courts and tribunals help to raise the bar on provision of refreshments

first_imgCourts and tribunals vary a lot in the refreshments they provide. Some have a selection of hot and cold food; others offer drinks; and some offer very little. This can depend on where the building is, and how many people use it; but new guidance has been issued that will help courts to be more ambitious and provide better refreshment options.For the first time, the guidance sets a minimum standard – saying that, at the very least, all visitors to our buildings should be able to access a broad selection of good quality hot and cold drinks, even in our smallest buildings.In most places, we are keen to offer more than this. The new guidance and sources of information we’ve introduced will help operational teams to explore and introduce the best approach possible for their buildings and the people who use them. This includes both best practice in getting the right catering provision in place through conventional contracts; and advice on how to source and support sustainable small-scale initiatives with local businesses or charities in buildings where a commercial arrangement with a caterer may not work.There are lots of good examples taking place across the estate that others can learn from. For example, one small court uses local sandwich shop menus to provide a delivery service to jurors; and in other courts local catering firms bring baskets of sandwiches round at busy times, for staff and those waiting for hearings.In one court, we’ve encouraged a charity which supports children coming out of the care system to set up a snack bar which both provides great food, and helps to train young people in kitchen and service skills.By encouraging and supporting a wider range of approaches to providing refreshments on site, we expect to raise the bar on court and tribunal catering.Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive of HMCTS commented: Since joining HMCTS, I’ve heard a lot about court refreshments – and seen a lot too, in the visits I make every week. At the moment, what we do is inconsistent; we have too many sites with no refreshments, and what others provide is very basic. But there are also some great examples of excellent catering – and of people doing things in really innovative ways where a conventional big contract wouldn’t work. The guidance will help us bring the rest to the standard of the best, by giving people advice, help and support to put good arrangements in place. HMCTS refreshment guidance (PDF, 571KB, 9 pages)For further information, email us at: [email protected]last_img read more

Harvard tops Dartmouth, 63-47

first_imgThe Harvard men’s basketball team play Monmouth tonight in a nonconference matchup at 7 p.m., hot on the heels of their win against Dartmouth in the Crimson’s Ivy League opener before a sold-out crowd at Lavietes Pavilion on Jan. 7. The team will next take on George Washington University in a sold-out game on Jan. 14.Oliver McNally ’12 tallied a season-high 17 points against Dartmouth, draining three of four shots from beyond the arc, leading the No. 21/22 Harvard men’s basketball team to a 63-47 win.The victory pushes Harvard’s overall record to 13-2 (1-0 Ivy), while Dartmouth slips to 3-13 (0-1). Harvard also extends its home win streak to 22. The Crimson hit eight of 20 treys on the day (.400) and held a 28-27 advantage on the boards. Kyle Casey ’13 added 10 points on three of four shooting and six boards, while Keith Wright ’12 contributed 10 points and five rebounds. Laurent Rivard ’14 buried three triples, finishing with nine points. Dartmouth had only one steal and no blocked shots, while the Crimson had three rejections and nine steals.Live video of tonight’s game will be available with a subscription at WHRB’s Charlie Hobbs will have the audio call on Live statistics will also be available for the game at the full story on read more

NYT’s David Carr embraces ‘new skin’ on old news models

first_img Read Full Story David Carr’s column on media and culture at The New York Times is “required reading” for anyone in the business, said Shorenstein Center Director Alex S. Jones at the first speaker event of the spring semester. Carr shared his thoughts on changing media models, and how old and new media “are marching toward each other.”With new sites such as Medium, which Carr described as a “typewriter for the Internet” and “a dreamy, lovely…way of getting copy up on the web,” the entire platform of news is changing. “It’s not push, it’s pull,” he said. “If people want it, they’ll grab it and pull it back.” This more interactive news distribution is put into practice by sites that allow users to “vote up” for the content they want and like. There is an “absence of friction” in new media platforms, Carr said, and an “ability to go out toward an audience—which is the original promise of the web.” Building on this is a “huge migration of talent and capital into the digital space,” he said.These new “excellent and growing” sites—Gawker, BuzzFeed, Business Insider—are taking from the “great, vast sea of information and editing, selecting it, surfacing it” in ways that are visually appealing to consumers, Carr said. They are putting “new skin on a constantly changing world of news.” While “some call it aggregation, others call it stealing,” these sites are hiring more reporters and producing serious content, he pointed out.Listen on SoundCloudlast_img read more