Glacial geomorphology and cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al exposureages in the northern Dufek Massif, Weddell Sea embayment,Antarctica

first_imgWe studied the glacial geomorphology and geochronology of two ice-free valleys in the DufekMassif (Antarctic Specially Protected Area 119) providing new constraints on past ice sheet thickness in theWeddell Sea embayment. 10Be and 26Al cosmogenic surface exposure dating provided chronologicalcontrol. Seven glacial stages are proposed. These include an alpine glaciation, with subsequent (mid-Miocene?) over-riding by a warm-based ice sheet. Subsequent advances are marked by a series of minordrift deposits at 760m altitude at .1 Ma, followed by at least two later ice sheet advances that arecharacterized by extensive drift sheet deposition. An advance of plateau ice field outlet glaciers from thesouth postdated these drift sheets. The most recent advance involved the cold-based expansion of the ice sheetfrom the north at the Last Glacial Maximum, or earlier, which deposited a series of bouldery moraines duringits retreat. This suggests at most a relatively modest expansion of the ice sheet and outlet glaciers dominatedby a lateral ice expansion of just 2–3 km and maintaining a thickness similar to that of the northern ice sheetfront. These observations are consistent with other reports of modest ice sheet thickening around the WeddellSea embayment during the Last Glacial Maximum.last_img read more

Is lettings proptech firm Movebubble a game changer?

first_imgA lettings proptech company claiming to be a ‘game changer’ in the private rented sector says it can achieve a lead conversion rate of 25% for its letting agent clients just nine months after launching its app.The Movebubble app, which lists properties from several agents including Chestertons, Hamptons and JLL, enables renters to search, book appointments and rent properties seamlessly without the need for phone calls.Movebubble says it has already handled 25,000 renters since launching this year, has 2,000 daily app users and that the number of people moving via its app is doubling every month.“It’s basically a network between the renter and the agent that uses technology and data to help renters find areas [to live in] they wouldn’t have considered or found by themselves,” says Movebubble CEO Aidan Rushby.Rushby (pictured, left) says the best way to describe Movebubble is as an Uber for the property world offering two-click viewing bookings and the ability to rate an agent’s service in the same way TripAdvisor does.“A lot of the agents like the rateable part as it helps improve the experience they are giving the renters and helps manages their branches’ and teams’ performance. It also makes them more accountable and responsible,” says Rushby.“We have built the whole app and experience around the viewing, unlike the portals who have built it around the search.It makes the process both seamless, digital and much more flexible – we had an offer accepted at 10pm recently. It’s really changing the game for lettings agents.”Movebubble is standalone from an agent’s CRM and, says Rushby, makes the “journey for the prospective tenant super easy and ‘super click’! just the way Deliveroo has for deliveries”.lettings proptech movebubble Aidan Rushby September 30, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’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 » Is lettings proptech firm Movebubble a game changer? previous nextProducts & ServicesIs lettings proptech firm Movebubble a game changer?Start-up claims to be revolutionising the way tenants and agents interactNigel Lewis30th September 20160978 Viewslast_img read more

William Reed launches new logistics show

first_imgWilliam Reed Business Media (WRBM), which publishes British Baker, has launched the Food and Drink Logistics (FDL) Show in response to demand from the market. It will run alongside its set of market-leading trade shows, including the Baking Industry Exhibition, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 21-24 March 2010. The new FDL Show will provide a unique and dedicated platform for companies involved with warehousing, palletised transport, third party logistics, supply chain solutions and many other areas to showcase their products to top-level decision-makers from the food and drink sectors.This market in the UK is worth some £12bn a year and forms around 10% of food and drink companies’ total spend. For information on exhibiting please contact Daren Rose-Neale on 01293 610355 or [email protected] information on visiting please contact Sarah Corbett on 01293 610235 or [email protected]last_img read more

Purdue University student expelled after “racist and despicable” statements made on social media

first_imgIndianaNews By Network Indiana – June 25, 2020 1 451 Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Purdue University student expelled after “racist and despicable” statements made on social media (Photo supplied/Purdue University) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.–An undergraduate student at Purdue University was expelled Tuesday for making what the University called “racist and despicable” statements on social media.In a video posted on TikTok by undergraduate student Maxwell Lawrence, he pretends to drive through a crowd of protesters with the caption, “Driving to your fishing spot and the protesters try blocking the road.”In a statement, Purdue President Mitch Daniels calls the post “racist and despicable,” adding that “repeated statements posted on social media by Lawrence appear plainly intended to incite others and therefore create a risk of public safety issues in the current environment.”Some university representatives said the student’s statements were protected under the First Amendment, but Daniels says the Purdue catalog allows the president to expel students if their presence poses a threat to the safety or well-being of the university community.Other students have claimed that Lawrence sent messages where he used racial slurs.Below is the full statement from Purdue University:Today (June 23) Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced the immediate expulsion of undergraduate student Maxwell Lawrence. The president determined that, in addition to being racist and despicable, repeated statements posted on social media by Lawrence appear plainly intended to incite others and therefore create a risk of public safety issues in the current environment. While some University officials had concluded the statements were protected speech under the First Amendment and University policy, President Daniels decided instead to take this summary action, calling Lawrence’s conduct completely and utterly unacceptable by a member of the Purdue community and cited the danger Lawrence poses to public safety.The Purdue University Catalog states:Summary action by way of an immediate disciplinary suspension and exclusion from University property may be imposed when the student’s continued presence poses a threat to (i) the safety, security, or well-being of members or guests of the University community, (ii) University property, or (iii) the ability of the University to maintain normal operations and carry on its programs, services and activities free of disruption… Summary action may be taken by the Dean of Students, the VPSL, the EVPAA/Provost, or the President. Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Previous articleIllinois man pulled from water at Indiana Dunes diesNext articleSome bagged salads from Aldi have been recalled Network Indianalast_img read more

Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin Goes Back To His Roots On New Episode Of Inside Out Podcast

first_imgLive For Live Music presents a brand new episode of our Inside Out with Turner and Seth podcast featuring an in-depth conversation with Steve Berlin, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and long-time member of Los Lobos. Berlin reveals that he first got a taste for producing during his early days in Philadelphia, and how it stemmed in part from his interest in architecture. Next, his story moves to Los Angeles where he was a member of The Blasters, but would play with Los Lobos any chance he could get. The interview moves from the early days right up to today as he announces a forthcoming reunion of his punk band, The Flesh Eaters (they will do a two-week tour in January) – and the fact that he will co-produce the next Blind Boys of Alabama record. You can listen to the new episode of Live For Live Music Presents: Inside Out with Turner and Seth below:Steve talks about meeting T-Bone Burnett and working on Los Lobos projects with him – even revealing how Los Lobos found out from a muted tv that “Anselma,”a song from one of these projects, had won a Grammy – while they were hanging at a bar in New Orleans.He also talks about hearing their breakthrough single “Will The Wolf Survive” for the first time, and how it was the first step toward the band developing its own sound, “Our (musical) vocabulary hadn’t really broadened up to that moment,” he says about the time guitarist/vocalist David Hidalgo brought the song to the band, “I just remember the light when on it my head…ok….everything is gonna be different from now on,” and it was.He also talks about how around the same time, the band used to borrow Prince’s equipment from a neighboring studio while he was away. “We would get the 20 minute call, and no matter what we were in the middle of…” they had to return the equipment, “there were a couple of times we missed him by a minute, he was coming in the front door and we were going out the back door just having put the shit back.” We learn of the unlikely success of “La Bamba,” having Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia share a guitar to sit in with Los Lobos, how the band had to stop taking advice at a certain point, and why their experience recording “The Neighborhood” record paved the way for their crowning jewel, “Kiko.” Perhaps best of all, he tells the story of the time Los Lobos played a show while all members were high on mushrooms, and John Doe of X joined while drunk on alcohol.Steve also talks about how he met John Joseph McCauley of Deer Tick in the most unlikely of places and how McCauley’s prediction that they would make a record together would prove to be doubly true. We also get a window into how his world of producing, and how the artist/producer relationship has changed over the years and how much work the band Faith No More put into the process of making their records.Live For Live Music Presents: The Inside Out With Turner And Seth podcast is slowly but surely earning a reputation for delivering some of the most unique and in-depth music interviews in cyber-land. The program serves up behind-the-scenes “industry” perspectives mixed with journalistic points of view and fan input to thoroughly tackle the vast world of organic music–with a pile of laughs mixed in for good measure.**For more Inside Out With Turner And Seth episodes, head to their SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher page. You can also email the podcast producers here to submit feedback which may be incorporated into future episodes!**last_img read more

Watch the Full-Length Trailer for Season Two of House of Cards, Starring Kevin Spacey & Sebastian Arcelus

first_img Sebastian Arcelus Star Files View Commentscenter_img The hit Netflix original series House of Cards returns for a second season on February 14, guaranteeing a weekend of binge watching for people all over the world. Here’s the full trailer to get you ready for the next chapter in the saga of Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). In season two, Frank’s ascension to the heights of power, after accepting a nomination for Vice President, means big changes for both him and Claire, but his sudden rise creates powerful enemies and the increasing chance that his dark secrets will be exposed. Not that he’s going down without a fight… There’s only one rule: Hunt or be hunted. The Emmy-nominated series also stars Broadway vet Sebastian Arcelus as a scrappy reporter who’s onto Frank’s shady dealings. Watch the trailer below!last_img read more

Homegrown berries

first_imgHomeowners looking to add something new to their landscapes this spring should consider something edible. A University of Georgia small fruits expert suggests berries as a delicious and easy addition. “Fruits are easy to grow if you put the right plant in the right place,” said Steve Brady, a Cobb County Cooperative Extension agent. “Planning [ahead] could yield fresh fruit in your home garden from March to October.” Brady says to create a base map and consider soil, sun, space and water when planning to add edibles to your landscape. “Sit down and think about easy-to-grow fruits,” he said. “What does your family like? What do you have space for?” Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and figs all need full sun for peak production. “Site selection is so important, because in the case of blueberries and figs, you’ve got decades of production,” he said. “You should plant them where they get the most sun and fit into your landscape, and always at least 3 to 4 feet from your house since they can get quite large.” BlueberriesBlueberries need acidic soil. Most Georgia soils are slightly acidic. A pH level around 5 is recommended for blueberry production. Incorporate ground pine bark humus or sphagnum peat moss into the soil surrounding the plant at least 10 inches deep. One cubic foot of organic matter is recommended per plant. Plants should be spaced 4 feet apart to create a hedge or screen, and 6 feet or more for individual bushes. Add sulfur according to the planting instructions. If plants are already in the ground, gradually add the recommended amount over a period of time so the roots don’t burn. A minimum of two varieties of blueberries need to be planted for good pollination and fruit set. Brady recommends using rabbiteye varieties such as Premier, Powderblue and Centurion. “To lengthen the harvest season, plant early-, mid- and late-season varieties together,” he said. Brady warns first-time planters not to expect a big crop the first year. Buying a plant that is three years old will yield fruit a little quicker. “Blueberries need time to get established,” he said. “You should pick the blooms off the bush the first year to allow the plant to get better established and improve next year’s crop.” A well-established bush can yield two gallons a season. Blueberries are harvested from June to August. StrawberriesStrawberries are perennial in Georgia and will produce for two to five years in the same patch. They grow best in soils with a pH level around 6 to 6.5. Most people will need to add lime to amend the soil. “Work the lime into the soil if you can do it pre-planting,” Brady said. “After the plants are in the ground, you can broadcast the full amount over the area if you didn’t [do it] ahead of time.” If you’re planting strawberries this spring, pick the blooms off and look for berries next year. Strawberries produce from April through mid-May. Plants each produce nearly a quart of berries.“Good, dependable, tried-and-true producers are Cardinal, Surecrop, Earliglow and Albritton varieties,” he said. FigsFigs can produce from late spring to early fall, with the most production from July to August. Celeste and Hardy Chicago varieties perform well across the state. Figs can grow to be 5 to 15 feet tall and should be planted at least 15 feet apart. Figs can be planted individually, and one bush can produce enough for a family. “If you purchase larger bushes, you could in theory get some figs this year,” Brady said. “If you get a one-gallon plant you may be looking at a year or so before you see any fruit.” Blackberries and raspberriesErect blackberry and raspberry varieties are easy for homeowners to grow. They can yield one or more quarts per plant.Brady recommends blackberry varieties Navajo, Arapaho (thorn-less) and Kiowa (has thorns). For raspberries, Lathan produces a spring crop; Caroline, Red-wing and Heritage varieties produce in the fall. If you can’t get fruit plants in the ground this spring, wait. “Fall is a great time to plant these fruits, too,” Brady said.last_img read more

Penalties Assessed for Scanner Violations

first_imgKelly LoftusPublic Information OfficerVermont Agency ofAgriculture(802) 828-3829www.vermontagriculture.com(link is external) The violations were discovered during routine inspections conducted byinspectors from the Vermont Agency Agriculture’s Food Safety and ConsumerProtection Division. In all the stores assessed a penalty, inspectors found thatprices at the registers were higher than prices advertised on shelves forcertain items. Those discrepancies ranged from 4 percent error to 12 percent.Rite Aid Vermont alone had a range of scanner discrepancies from 4% error to 8%error with over $15,000 in penalties assessed. “Even the slightest inaccuracy in pricing can have enormous cost impactto the consumer. This is especially true during times of economic strain whenfood and transportation budgets are squeezed even further with rising costs,”said Henry Marckres, Chief of the Division of Consumer Protection for theagency. “Our goal is to work cooperatively with Vermont businesses and to takecorrective action when necessary to make sure the problem doesn’t happen againto protect consumers.” You can protect yourself, as well. Keep track of the price of items,especially items marked on sale, as you go through the store. Monitor theseitems as they are rung up at the check out. Also, it’s important to check yourreceipt before you leave the store and notify an employee of any discrepancies.For more information contact the Consumer Protection Division of the VermontAgency of Agriculture at 802-828-2436 or visit www.vermontagriculture.com(link is external). Retailer Penalty Dollar General,Colchester $420.00 GU Markets of VT, S. Burlington $1,235.00 GU Markets of VT, Swanton $3,105.00 Kinney Drugs, Lyndonville $820.00 Kinney Drugs, S. Burlington $1,305.00 Mac’s Market, Essex $3,510.00 Mac’s Market, Essex Junction $200.00 Mac’s Market, Woodstock $1,305.00 Natural Provisions, Williston $970.00 Rite Aid, St. Albans $1,305.00 Rite Aide, Derby  $1,605.00 Rite Aid, Lyndonville $4,255.00 Rite Aid, Colchester $1,035.00 Rite Aid, Essex $1,305.00 Rite Aid, Enosburg $1,905.00 Rite Aid, St. Johnsbury $2,070.00 Rite Aid, Randolph $2,140.00 Rite Aid Pharmacy, Burlington $1,035.00 Shelburne Supermarket, Shelburne $890.00 The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food andMarkets recently assessed penalties to numerous retail establishments forviolating Vermont retail pricing laws. The Dollar General Store, Rite Aid ofVermont, Kinney Drugs, and Mac’s Market are among the retail outlets that havebeen assessed penalties ranging from $420.00 to $4,255.00 for overchargingconsumers for items purchased in their stores. This year to date, 134inspections were completed that resulted in no corrective action or assessmentof penalties.  “Laser scanner checkout systems fall under the state’s weights andmeasures laws which come under the jurisdiction of the Agency of Agriculture,”commented Mike Duane, assistant attorney general, who serves as the agency’sgeneral counsel. “In most instances the charges are not contested and the storeshave paid the penalties assessed. There was no evidence of any intentional wrongdoing in any of these cases,” Duane said.last_img read more

Mount Snow to open on Thanksgiving Day

first_imgMount Snow Resort,Mount Snow has announced its plan to open for skiing and riding on Thanksgiving Day. It will have lift serviced terrain for all ability levels including a full terrain park at Carinthia. In all four lifts will run servicing seven trails and two mountain faces.As well Santa Claus is coming to town. . .more specifically he and Mrs. Claus will be at Mount Snow on November 27th to listen to the wishes of boys and girls. Part of the annual Mount Snow Thanksgiving weekend, Santa and the Mrs. make their way into the base area escorted by the West Dover Fire Department in their ladder truck.The festivities start at 5:30pm with the first of five fireworks shows at Mount Snow this winter. Guests gather in the base area between the Capehouse and Clocktower buildings to witness skiing splendor as instructors start the ceremony with a beautiful torchlight parade. Immediately following are fireworks with Santa and Mrs. Claus making their appearance and meet at the fireplace inside the base lodge to take photos and listen to every kid’s holiday wish list.Cuzzins Bar & Grill will be open with live music from Bruce Jacques Friday and Saturday for an après skiing party. As well the Snow Barn opens for the season with Blockhead performing Friday night and Parker House Theory on Saturday for those 21+.Mount Snow Sports at the Grand Summit Hotel is offering a raffle for everyone who visits the store between Wednesday and Saturday. A winner will be selected at 3pm on Saturday and receive a brand new pair of Nordica skis.Source: Mount Snow. 11.23.2010. mountsnow.comlast_img read more

Vestal native deals with uncertainties of minor league baseball

first_img“I’ve been doing lessons on the side a little bit,” said Osinski. “One off-season I was sleeping on an air mattress that was essentially a closet, but when you’re young and hungry and chasing that dream, you are willing to make some of those sacrifices.” “I was talking to a couple of former players and good friends of mine; can you imagine what it would be like if we were still playing and in this situation,” said Smith. Osinski said he has still seen some of his minor league teammates lose their jobs. They do it for the love of the game. “It’s just how it is. It’s a business, and that’s how you have to look at it, you have to look at every day as an opportunity to play baseball — to make the most of it.” “Grinding away all those years was certainly worth it,” said Smith. Before making his major league debut, Smith spent ten years playing minor league baseball. The recently retired reliever now gets to watch what is happening to minor league players from the sidelines. Both the current and former player have done whatever it takes to fight for their dreams. “We had a FaceTime the other day with the GM to tell us that they are going to be paying us for the rest of the season,” Osinski said.center_img In a time where minor league players are being cut and losing their income, Osinski is one of the lucky ones. Murphy said it is hard enough living on a minor league player’s income, but for some players to not know when they will get that pay is career-changing. “My last appearance was actually in the big leagues,” said Smith. “You have to go out there and play and keep doing your thing,” said Osinski. VESTAL (WBNG) — Vestal native, and Red Sox minor league player, Mike Osinski is dealing with the uncertainties surrounding minor league baseball. “Luckily, I’ve been able to go down to Vestal and use their brand new turf field they just put in,” said Mike Osinski. The uncertainty is something former Binghamton Bearcat pitcher, Murphy Smith, knows all too well. “I was walking dogs for a little bit,” said Smith.last_img read more