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Seismic reflection imaging of mixing processes in Fram Strait

first_imgThe West Spitsbergen Current, which flows northward along the western Svalbard continental slope, transports warm and saline Atlantic water (AW) into the Arctic Ocean. A combined analysis of high-resolution seismic images and hydrographic sections across this current has uncovered the oceanographic processes involved in horizontal and vertical mixing of AW. At the shelf break, where a strong horizontal temperature gradient exists east of the warmest AW, isopycnal interleaving of warm AW and surrounding colder waters is observed. Strong seismic reflections characterize these interleaving features, with a negative polarity reflection arising from an interface of warm water overlying colder water. A seismic-derived sound speed image reveals the extent and lateral continuity of such interleaving layers. There is evidence of obliquely aligned internal waves emanating from the slope at 450–500 m. They follow the predicted trajectory of internal S2 tidal waves and can promote vertical mixing between Atlantic and Arctic-origin waters.last_img read more

Former BYU Hall of Fame Tennis Coach Passes Away

first_imgJune 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former BYU Hall of Fame Tennis Coach Passes Away Tags: Ann Valentine/BYU Women’s Tennis/Intercollegiate Tennis Association FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Wednesday afternoon, the Brigham Young University athletic department announced the death of Ann Valentine, a legendary Hall of Fame tennis coach for the Cougars.Valentine passed away June 15 surrounded by family and friends.Valentine joined the Cougars’ athletic department in 1969 and served as the women’s tennis coach.She is known for pioneering the first national indoor round-robin team competition, which is now an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Grand Slam event.Over the course of a 27-year coaching career, Valentine’s squads won 71 percent of their matches and amassed 427 victories.In so doing, she became the second-winningest Division I coach in NCAA tennis history.Furthermore, her Cougars squads won 15 conference titles and 19 of her teams finished in the Top 20 in the national rankings, and 11 of her squads finished in the Top 10.She coached 17 student-athletes who combined to win 31 All-American awards.On 12 occasions, Valentine was named as the conference coach of the year and she was a four-time winner of the Wilson/ITA Central Region Coach of the year award. In 1996, she was named as the recipient of the Rolex Meritorious Service Award.Valentine left coaching in 1995 and became the Associate Director of Women’s Athletics at BYU. She also was instrumental in BYU adding softball and women’s soccer programs.She is a 1999 inductee into the BYU Hall of Fame and in 2002, was enshrined in the Women’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.In 2003, Valentine retired from BYU.She earned her bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock College in 1955 and her master’s degree from Penn State University in 1961. She fulfilled postgraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1962.Funeral services are slated for June 23 at 11:00 am at the LDS Stake Center, located at 240 S. Center in American Fork.Valentine will then be interred in her native Pennsylvania after the services have concluded. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

St Cross appeals planning decision

first_imgSt Cross College has lodged an appeal against Oxford City Council’s decision to reject its recent planning application.St Cross applied last year to construct an extension with 53 new bedrooms, a lecture theatre, library and seminar rooms. The planning application for the extension was rejected in October, on the basis that, “In a sensitive historic location… [the project] would have an unacceptable impact on the special character and appearance of the conservation area in which it lies.”There were strong objections from residents concerning the impact of the extension upon the local area.Cherwell understands that at least eight of the original objections to the proposals came from Oxford academics.St Cross mentioned in its appeal that it is currently able to accommodate only 3% of its students and has the lowest number of library spaces per student of all Graduate Colleges.It also noted that the dining hall is currently unable to provide daily breakfast and dinner due to the low levels of students living on-site.Oxford City Council has responded with an 80 page document and will defend their decision.The Oxford Civic Society has also objected to the appeal, claiming that the extension will have negative effects on a Grade 2 listed historic wall and reduce sunlight on Pusey Street. The Society has requested to speak at the hearing.Brendan Riley, a student at St Cross, told Cherwell, “Top-notch facilities are an integral part of the academic mission and to the future of the college. I hope there will be a positive resolution to the current impasse.”Another student, Jonathan Askonas, said. “I hope St Cross will use this opportunity to commission a design that furthers the strengths of the current proposal and continues to address the wishes of the current students.”Another commented, “St Cross is in urgent need of first-rate facilities to remain competitive with bigger, more well endowed colleges. A new quadrangle will go far to address this deficit.”However, not all St Cross students are in favour of the expansion. One graduate anonymously commented for the Cherwell, “I think it is ugly, and though modern architecture has its place, it does not fit well in Oxford, or with the other buildings on the site”.Details from St Cross’ appeal suggest that the college is keen to get the process over as quickly as possible in order for construction to proceed in the summer, minimizing disruption.last_img read more

ROOTH, HELEN S. (nee: Lewkowski)

first_img95, passed away on December 5, 2016. She was born in Jersey City and lived most of her life in Bayonne until moving to North Bergen several years ago. Mrs. Rooth was a secretary with the Bayonne Boilermakers Union, Local # 28 for 33 years prior to her retirement in 1982. Helen was predeceased by her sister Lillian Orlowski. She is survived by her son, Robert Rooth and his wife Diane; a sister, Winnie Lew; 3 granddaughters and 4 great-grandsons. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Helen’s memory to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 38101, Memphis, TN 33105-9929 ( Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24-32 E. 19th St.last_img read more

A pair of school lockdowns end with suspect in custody

first_img Facebook Facebook By Tommie Lee – November 13, 2020 0 565 (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) A police chase led to the lockdowns of two schools on Friday afternoon before the suspect was taken into custody.Police say it began shortly after 1 p.m. when they were chasing a red pickup truck that drove onto an athletic field at Marian High School. That school and LaSalle Elementary were put on lockdown for about two hours after the suspect abandoned the vehicle.K9 units were called in and the suspect was located in a dumpster around 3 p.m.Metro Homicide is investigating per protocol, since an officer fired his weapon at the Burger King located at Ireland and Miami. There were no reports of any injuries.The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office released the following information:(Photo supplied/ABC 57)At approximately 1:06 p.m. this afternoon, officers with the South Bend Police Department were notified through dispatch of a reckless driver who was traveling all over the roadway on Miami Road driving northbound toward Ireland Road. Dispatch also advised officers that the caller stated the driver had almost hit another vehicle head-on and was possibly intoxicated. While officers were en route to the area, dispatch informed the officers that the witness gave a description of the vehicle along with a plate number. That plate number given by the caller was reported stolen.When officers arrived in the area, they located the suspect vehicle in drive-thru lane ofthe Burger King Restaurant on Ireland Road and attempted to block the vehicle in. Duringthe course of the stop, the suspect vehicle struck a police vehicle and fled the scene.Dispatch was advised that an officer had fired at the vehicle. A pursuit ensued with thesuspect vehicle, which ended at the baseball field at Marion High School off of Dragoon Trail.The suspect drove through approximately 20 to 30 feet of chained link fencing, bailed out of the vehicle, and fled on foot. The suspect was eventually apprehended hiding in a dumpster at the school.Pursuant to protocol, because deadly force was used by officers, the County MetroHomicide Unit was activated to investigate this matter. The suspect has been identified asDevin M. Rios, M/W, 23 years old, of South Bend. Mr. Rios is being held on three unrelatedfelony warrants, a misdemeanor warrant, and a preliminary charge of Resisting by Use of aVehicle, a Felony. No one was injured and no other suspects are being sought at this time.During the course of the preliminary investigation, detectives with the CMHU interviewed a number of witnesses, reviewed numerous videos (including body warn cameras and in car cameras), and collected physical evidence.Regarding the incident in which the officer discharged his firearm, investigators were able to listen and observe the incident on body warn cameras and in-car cameras.Investigators were able to hear officers repeatedly order the suspect to turn off the vehicle and unlock the doors. Instead of complying, the suspect can be observed putting the vehicle in reverse and striking a South Bend Police patrol car. Detectives observed the suspect also narrowly miss hitting an occupied civilians’ vehicle that was behind the struck patrol car. The videos further show SBPD Officer Ken Ryan fire one shot into the suspect vehicle as the vehicle accelerated while backing up. Preliminary evidence indicates that the bullet stuck the driver’s window of the suspect vehicle. This shot did not strike anyone.Through a review of the videos, investigators observed the suspect vehicle continue to back up until it struck a dumpster at the end of the drive-thru lane, at which time the passenger of the suspect vehicle jumped out. The videos then depict the suspect put the truck in drive, traveling over the curb of the adjoining parking lot to the west and flee northbound on Miami St.The investigation is ongoing as investigators continue to conduct interviews and process evidence. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the St. JosephCounty Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009 or Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.Please be advised that the charges that formed the basis of Mr. Rios’ unrelatedwarrants are merely accusations and that he is presumed innocent until and unless provenguilty. Please be advised that he was arrested on preliminary charge of Resisting by Use of a Vehicle, a Felony, and that he is presumed innocent of this preliminary charge until and unless charged and convicted in a court of law. Google+ Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest A pair of school lockdowns end with suspect in custody Previous articleChild, 4, killed in crash on State Road 119 in Elkhart CountyNext articleSt. Joseph County and South Bend officials urge the public to interact virtually with local governments Tommie Lee Twitter Pinterest Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

Warburtons picks DHL for next five years

first_imgDHL Supply Chain has landed a new five-year contract with Warburtons, to oversee the logistics of its daily deliveries.As Warburtons’ lead logistics provider it will implement a “control tower operation” to manage the bakery firm’s primary logistics.DHL said it would aim to facilitate increased visibility across the supply chain and drive efficiency – both environmental and operational. One of its goals is to reduce the annual mileage of Warburtons delivery fleet by two million miles. The logistics firm will oversee the primary transport of up to two million bread loaves, rolls, crumpets and other bakery products daily between Warburtons’ 12 bakeries and 13 depots across the UK.last_img read more

Adding Value.

first_img Mark Drabenstott, director of the Center for the Study of Rural America, tells participants at the Symposium on Value-added Agriculture that 75 percent of rural U.S. counties are in economic trouble. Photo:Brad Haire The future of American agriculture is in jeopardy unless farmers have a way to add value to the crops they grow and bring consumers closer to the farm gate.Scientists, farmers and farm policy makers from around the country gathered in Tifton, Ga., Dec. 13-14 to discuss new ideas on how to accomplish this and put dollars back into the rural economy.Subpar Rural Economies”Economic gains are uneven across America. And you see the lowest growth in areas where we grow commodity agriculture,” said Mark Drabenstott, director of the Center for the Study of Rural America of the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.center_img Despite $104 billion in government payments in the 1990s, three out of four farm counties in the United States had subpar economies, Drabenstott told participants at the Symposium on Value-added Agriculture.The future will have two types of agriculture, he said: conventional, commodity-type farming and new, product-oriented agriculture. This new approach will have to grow, develop and market products the consumer wants.”Commodity agriculture will persist. But the biggest payoff for rural America lies in products (to sell),” he said.Such ideas include renewable energy sources derived from crops, nutraceutical crops, farmer-owned co-ops or any way to put farmers’ products on the grocery shelf.Rural DevelopmentThe future of agriculture doesn’t lie solely on the farm, he said. Rural areas will have to be developed through equity capital, the encouragement of local entrepreneurs and the infusion of technical assistance into “Main Street” America.”Rural America has chased the smokestacks (for too long),” Drabenstott said. “Growing your own is much more viable.”Tough Business”Growing commodities right now is tough business,” said Gale Buchanan, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “If we can add value to these commodities and add dollars to the farm, it would not only help the farmers but those communities where they live. Agriculture has a significant economic impact on the entire state, but especially the rural communities that depend on it.””Growers must be innovative and progressive at times like these,” said Randy Hudson, director of the UGA Emerging Crops and Technologies program.Drabenstott said, jokingly, that one of the biggest problems facing this new value-added agriculture is getting 200 farmers in the same room to agree on something. But, he said, it can be done.The symposium was sponsored by the UGA CAES and the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The strategies and findings of the symposium were presented to key members of the Georgia legislature.last_img read more

Walmart to test deliveries by self-driving car with GM’s Cruise

first_img“Technology that has the potential to not only save customers time and money but also be helpful to the planet is technology we want to learn more about,” he said in a post on the company’s website.The retail giant has experimented with different tech-enabled ways to smooth out inefficient or expensive aspects of its business, from simplifying the restocking of shelves to expediting same-day deliveries to customers. One area of focus is solutions for the last-mile — the term used to describe the final stretch of a package’s journey that drives much of its delivery costs.Walmart has testing underway with six different autonomous vehicle companies, including Cruise, Ford and Alphabet-owned Waymo. It is also testing drone delivery with multiple operators, including one company that’s delivering Covid-19 testing kits to people’s homes.- Advertisement – Other retailers, including Kroger, are testing deliveries by driverless vehicle, too.Not all of Walmart’s technology experiments have scaled up, however. The company recently ended a contract with a robotics company, Bossa Nova Robotics, after deciding humans could do similar work to the robots it used in some stores to scan shelves for inventory.In late October, the retailer announced it would designate four stores as e-commerce laboratories where employees will test new digital tools. For example, they will test an app that uses augmented reality to scan multiple boxes in the back room rather than one at a time as they move them to the store floor. Walmart and Cruise will begin testing deliveries by driverless car in 2021.Walmart – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – Starting next year, some of Walmart‘s deliveries of groceries and other items will be dropped off at customers’ homes by a small fleet of electric-powered, driverless cars.The big-box retailer said Tuesday that it will kick off a new pilot with Cruise, an autonomous, all-electric vehicle company that’s a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors. It did not disclose terms of the deal.Tom Ward, senior vice president of customer product for Walmart U.S., said customers who live near the pilot in Scottsdale, Arizona can place an order from their local store and have it delivered by one of Cruise’s cars. He said it could further two of the retailer’s goals: Getting customers what they need quickly and moving a step closer to the company’s target of zero emissions by 2040.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Indonesia says man was 9th H5N1 fatality

first_imgDec 13, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A 35-year-old Indonesian man who died in November had H5N1 avian influenza, marking the country’s 14th confirmed case and ninth death, Indonesian officials announced today.Officials made the announcement after receiving test results from a World Health Organization (WHO) reference laboratory in Hong Kong, according to a Bloomberg News report today. The man died in Jakarta.The WHO has not yet updated its Web site to reflect the case, which is expected to become the 138th confirmed case and 71st death since late 2003.In addition, the Indonesian Health Ministry was testing samples from a suspected avian flu patient, a 39-year-old man who died in Jakarta today, said Ilham Patu, a spokesman for Sulianti Saroso Hospital, as quoted by Bloomberg. Also, the Jakarta Post said today that five new suspected avian flu patients were admitted last night, for a total of six suspected patients at the hospital.Despite what appears to be an increase in the number of avian flu cases, authorities cautioned that better surveillance may simply be uncovering disease that has been present in previous years, the Bloomberg story said.”Today we see more human cases of avian influenza because of the improvement in information systems, improvement in surveillance,” said Samlee Plianbangchang, WHO regional director in Southeast Asia.Virus spreads in UkraineMore than 420 people are under surveillance following discovery of H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in the Ukraine, according to the Russian news outlet Itar-tass in a report yesterday.No human cases of avian flu have been found, but outbreaks continue to spread in poultry in the Crimean region, where more than 37,000 birds have been culled. Poultry in 19 villages and two cities were thought to be affected by the virus, the Moscow Times reported online yesterday.Libyan media report avian fluDocuments show that avian flu viruses are widespread in Libya and that government officials are aware of the situation, according to yesterday’s online edition of the Khaleej Times, a daily newspaper published from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The Khaleej Times drew its report from Libyan media sources, which reportedly said Dec 9 that Libyan security ministry and senior officials in the Inspection and Control Department were aware and admitted to the Libyan prime minister that an avian flu virus was widespread in several poultry farms in the Benghazi region of northeastern Libya.But Libyan authorities have repeatedly denied the presence of avian flu, the Times story said.The report said routine checks on poultry farms led to blood sampling. Blood samples from poultry were sent to a laboratory in the United Kingdom, which confirmed that all the samples were positive, the Khaleej Times reported.Unfortunately, the story did not indicate what flu strain was identified, whether the strain is known, or whether poultry were dying.last_img read more

Fauci among three members of US virus task force to quarantine: Media

first_imgOfficials have not revealed the identity of the COVID-19 positive individual in contact with the task force.Earlier in the week US President Donald Trump announced plans to shut down the highly visible task force, only to backtrack one day later.Members of the group — which coordinates between medical institutes, political staff and state governors — gave daily press conferences meant to inform the nation on the latest status of the pandemic.But they were often overtaken by Trump’s own freewheeling question-and-answer sessions, and the press conferences ended roughly two weeks ago.All three men will still testify at Tuesday’s Senate coronavirus hearing, with Redfield and Hahn dialing in via videoconferencing software, according to Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the chamber’s health committee.It is believed Fauci will attend wearing a mask, CNN reported.The US has recorded more than 78,000 fatalities and 1.3 million infections.Topics : Top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci is among three members of the White House’s coronavirus task force who will self-isolate after potential exposure to the pathogen, US media reported Saturday.On Friday, reports that Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary had tested positive heightened fears about senior administration officials catching the virus.Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will self-isolate, CNN said. But Fauci — who has become the trusted face of the government’s virus response — told the network he would undergo a “modified quarantine” because he had not been in close proximity to the contagious White House staffer.The head of infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health will remain at home teleworking and will wear a mask for two weeks.He is also undergoing daily coronavirus tests, and has so far been negative for the disease.Redfield and Hahn will quarantine for two weeks after exposure to a person who tested positive, FDA and CDC statements to US media said.last_img read more

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