Streaming flow of an Antarctic Peninsula palaeo-ice stream, both by basal sliding and deformation of substrate

first_imgAcoustic sub-bottom profiler surveys on the northeast Antarctic Peninsula shelf indicate that parts of the seabed are underlain by an acoustically transparent layer that is thin on the inner shelf and becomes thicker and more extensive towards the outer shelf. Sedimentological and geophysical data are combined to construct a bed model where streaming ice flow, by both deformation and basal sliding, took place within cross-shelf troughs. The model suggests only limited deformation contributed to fast flow on the inner shelf, i.e. in the onset zone of ice streaming, where the bed was predominantly underlain by a stiff till. Thus, fast ice flow in this area might have been by basal sliding, with deformation confined to discontinuous patches of soft till <40 cm thick. Towards the middle and outer shelf, extensive, thick sequences of soft till suggest a change in the dominant subglacial process towards widespread deformation. This downstream change from basal sliding to subglacial deformation is manifest in the transition from stiff-till dominance to soft-till dominance, while a downstream increase in ice flow velocity is evident from the complex geomorphic imprint on the inner shelf evolving to the more restricted set of bedforms on the outer shelf.last_img read more

Chihuahuas Sting Bees

first_img Tags: El Paso Chihuahuas/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — Matt Harvey got tagged as the Chihuahuas stung the Bees 9-2 in Salt Lake City.Harvey gave up five hits and three runs to get charged with the loss for Salt Lake. Jared Walsh and Taylor Ward homered in defeat.The Bees are off until Thursday due to the All-Star break. The 2019 Triple-A All-Star Game is Wednesday in El Paso. July 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Chihuahuas Sting Beeslast_img

Oxford student’s rape trial dropped

first_imgThe trial of an Oxford student for rape and sexual assault has been dropped days before the case was due to be heard in court.St. Hugh’s chemist Oliver Mears, who matriculated in October 2016, voluntarily suspended his studies after being accused of assaulting a women in July 2015, when he was 17.Mears, from Horley in Surrey, has spent more than two years on bail. His trial, which was due to begin on Monday, has been abandoned this week.The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) requested that a judge record a ‘not guilty’ verdict, citing that evidence had been reviewed by a “new set of eyes”.Prosecutor Sarah Lindop told Judge Jonathan Black at Guildford Crown Court that the decision not to advance with the case was in light of fresh examination of a diary and digital evidence. She said this “tips the balance” in favour of the 19-year old.According to the Daily Mail, it is believed lawyers for the student, claimed evidence that would prove Mears’ innocence had not yet been disclosed.One St. Hugh’s student told Cherwell: “The whole process seems ridiculous frankly.“The CPS and the police need to get their act together and realise that it’s as important to protect innocent people as it is to secure convictions.“Keeping people under allegations for so long is just cruel.”A CPS spokesperson said: “We keep all cases under continual review. Following a review of this case, prosecutors were not satisfied there was a realistic prospect of conviction as the evidential test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors was not met.“We therefore decided to offer no evidence.”They also maintained that the decision to withdraw this case was not made because of an earlier failure to disclose evidence. According to the BBC, prosecutor Lindhop said in court that there were “some disclosure matters” but “this is not a disclosure case per se”.Surrey Police said it “deeply regrets mistakes made in the efficacy of investigations.” They noted that officers did not follow “what we would consider to be a reasonable line of enquiry.” An internal review has been launched.The judge criticised “unnecessary delays” in the case. For those involved, he said, the case had been “hanging over their heads” for two years.Judge Black ordered the head of the CPS rape and sexual offences unit contact him within 28 days “with a full explanation of what went wrong.” This will inform whether later action needs to be taken “at CPS or police level.”The news follows the Metropolitan Police’s recent announcement that it would review all sex crime investigations in which a suspect had been charged.This came after the CPS chose to offer no evidence against Liam Allen and Isaacy Itiary following the late disclosure of evidence which worked to in the defendants’ favour.St. Hugh’s College would not respond to the particulars of the individual case, but told Cherwell that “it is a matter for Oliver to decide when he wishes to return.”Oxford University declined to comment.last_img read more

Gov. Holcomb Announces Langley As Senior Vice President Of Defense Development

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced Bryan Langley will serve as the senior vice president of defense development at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.“In my 2020 Next Level Agenda, I set a goal of tripling federal defense investment by 2025, and Bryan Langley will be key in helping us reach that milestone,” Gov. Holcomb said. “With his background in cybersecurity, public safety, and emergency management, Bryan will prove to be instrumental as the state works to leverage our great defense assets.”Langley will work with retired Major Gen. Omer C. (Clif) Tooley, IEDC’s president of defense development, and Indiana National Guard Adjutant General R. Dale Lyles to align and engage all stakeholders in order to create a strategic plan for long-term state investment in the defense marketspace.Indiana’s strategic approach complements the state’s major defense installations such as the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division, Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base, Camp Atterbury, and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, as well as its large military presence, including critical duty commands at NSWC Crane, vital reserve components and the Indiana National Guard. Additionally, these efforts aim to build on a trend of major defense contractors like AM General, BAE Systems, Honeywell International, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce and Saab growing their operations in Indiana.Gov. Holcomb appointed Langley as the executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in January 2017. As the leader for the state’s homeland security, Langley is responsible for the state’s emergency management and homeland security efforts, including planning, training, emergency response, and recovery, certifications, grants administration and fire, and building safety.Previously, Langley served as a global security manager at Cummins and as a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting. From 2005-2009, he worked in the White House as the U.S. assistant chief of protocol. Langley earned a degree in criminal justice from California State University-Bakersfield.Langley will start at the IEDC on Jan. 6, 2020.last_img read more

Governor Pence to Join Sallie Mae for Economic Development Announcement

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Will Also Join Kentucky Governor Bevin For A Major Infrastructure AnnouncementIndianapolis – Today, Governor Mike Pence, Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks will join executives from Sallie Mae for an economic development announcement. Later in the day, Governor Pence will join Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin in Henderson, Kentucky for a major infrastructure announcement regarding I-69. Details below.Thursday, June 30:10:00 a.m. EDT – Governor Pence to join executives from Sallie Mae for an economic development announcement*Media are welcome to attend.8425 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., 4th Floor, East Wing, Indianapolis, IN1:30 p.m. CDT – Governor Pence to join Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for a major infrastructure announcement regarding I-69*Media are welcome to attend.Ellis Park –  3300 U.S. Highway 41, Henderson, KYlast_img

Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information January 2020

first_imgThe Department of Health and Social Care publishes details about staff numbers and payroll costs for payroll and non-payroll staff on a monthly basis.last_img

Make Money Work

first_imgAn economist by training, Brannen believes in some simple, do-in-yourself investing.He’s not a financial advisor and doesn’t claim to have all the answers. But he does havea little advice for the reluctant savers. Brannen’s message: don’t wait. Brannen’s chosen form of investing is mutual funds. Mutual funds invest your moneyin sometimes hundreds of companies or bonds or securities. They lower the risk ofinvesting in one stock or security. You delegate tough investment decisions to thefund’s professional money managers. You can go through your entire life convinced you don’t have the time, knowledge ormoney to invest. But you’d be wrong. Even a small investment each month becomes substantial with time and compounding –what Brannen calls the eighth wonder of the world. With compounding, you earnmoney on the interest you earned. The numbers are convincing enough. If you start putting aside around $220 a month atage 35, with just a 10 percent return, you’ll have more than $500,000 by the timeyou’re 65. If you wait until age 50 to start investing, the monthly savings you’ll needto accumulate the same amount at 65 leaps to $1,100. Brannen checks financial magazines that compare funds. He checks the company’shistory of returns, how long the manager has been on the job, minimum investment,any charges and their investment objectives. If a fund sounds good, he calls for aprospectus and studies it for more details. “In the world of investing, mutual funds are the foundation,” Brannen said. “They havefull-time money managers. You pick your level of risk, and your investments arediversified.center_img “It’s the Rule of 72,” Brannen said. “If you invest $1 at 1 percent compound interest,in 72 years you’ll have $2. So 72 divided by the interest rate equals the number ofyears you’ll double your money. The stock market has never dipped under 10.5 percentaverage gain in any 10-year period. So it’s not unreasonable to expect to double yourinvestment.” “It’s easy to invest in mutual funds, too,” he said. “With 7,000 funds to choose from,you’ll find one that’s right for you with just a little research.” Robert Brannen, a Gwinnett County agent with the University of Georgia ExtensionService, won’t accept excuses. “There are two ways to make money,” Brannen said, “by people doing work or themoney doing the work. Many people have second jobs and others have wondered ifthey should get one. I consider investing as my second job.” Still not convinced? If you average making around $33,000 a year over your entirecareer, it would add up to more than $1 million in 30 years. “What are you doing with that money?” he said. “Put some of it to work for you.”last_img read more

The Swim

first_imgI dropped my left edge and raised the right. Swift current from upstream piled under my boat shooting me quickly into the main flow. I had time to take two paddle strokes before the bow of my kayak sunk devastatingly into one of the most powerful, river-wide holes I have ever dropped into. I was unable to gain enough momentum peeling out of the eddy. The foam pile behind the hole, like a sledgehammer to the chest, stopped me dead in my tracks. The stern of my boat dropped deep into the hole behind me. I was along for the ride now. My boat looped backwards twice, each time I took a huge breath before reentering the swirly water. I rolled up still helplessly stuck in the hole.Quickly, before I could wipe the water from my waterlogged eyes, the upstream current caught my edge and sent me under once again. I reached as deep as I could with my paddle hoping the current along the bottom would rip my boat and body from the hole. No go. Water was pounding down on the bottom of my boat. It wasn’t the first time I had been stuck in a hole, so I relaxed. I set up to roll, remembering the calmer I remained, the better my roll would be. I went for it again, I was tired. My lungs screamed for oxygen. Fail. I knew the inevitable was near. I set up one more time, this time the water shot my boat against the river right wall. The hit against the wall was so hard it dented the front of my Dagger Nomad and jolted my body. There was nothing I could do. I was pinned against the wall, upside down, with the majority of the river pounding down on me. I let go of my paddle, reached for the pull loop on my skirt, something in my 6 years of whitewater boating I have never had to reach for, and swam.Somewhat disoriented, in the back of my head I remembered the significant hole that was waiting for me downstream. The river constricted between two rocks known as the Goal Posts. The hole that formed was infamous for recirculating bodies. I had to get out. The water forced my body in multiple positions. The splashing water left me unable to see. I lunged for the side. The slippery rocks were hard to grab. Finally, right before I slid down between the Goal Posts a tortoise shell-like rock caught my eye. I grabbed it and pulled myself out. I was exhausted. Beat up. My right leg had received such a blow it made it hard to walk from the water. The torn knuckle on my thumb sent blood running down my arm. I could feel substantial pain coming from my left butt cheek.I scurried up the bank. Our friend Quinn, the person I was boating with, went for my boat. My paddle was gone. He made an attempt but the water was so swift and so restricted there was no way he could safely rescue the boat. He was floating backwards trying to position the kayak to make the rescue, but flipped over, caught off guard by one of the holes below. He was able to roll back up. My kayak was gone, out of my sight. Quinn came running upstream to make sure I was okay. We climbed a bit higher on the bank. I took my helmet off and just sat on the ground. From our vantage point now we could see the boat. It was pinned on the river right side of the creek, opposite where we were. Both bow and stern were pinned. My boat was locked there.IMG_3497There was nothing we could do. Quinn put in up stream to try and catch the eddy my boat was creating and dislodge it. He couldn’t budge it. The situation was unsafe for two people to try and tackle. Quinn was late for work. Apologetically he headed for his car and headed back to Denver. He yelled out the window of his truck, “Welcome to Colorado!” Before he left he put a post up on the Front Range Kayakers Facebook page letting local folks know there was a boat loose on Clear Creek. Turns out I wasn’t the only person who lost a boat that day. The water was rising so quickly it seemed to have caused problems for many folks that day.I still didn’t have my boat. I was pissed at myself for swimming where I did and even doubted why I was out there in the first place. The thing that was heavily wearing on me was the fact that, that same day, I had already paddled the run and with no complications. I had paddled more substantial whitewater in the past and couldn’t for the life of me figure out where I went wrong. For every bit the river beat me up, I mentally beat myself up 10 times that. I had to just get over the fact that I could potentially lose my boat. Like Quinn, I too, had work obligations that day and was pressed for time. I said good-bye to my kayak and left. Jess drove the van. I sat silent in the passenger seat.About a mile downstream I spotted three other kayakers packing up their gear on the side of the road. We stopped. I got out and approached them. “Any chance you all could help me get my pinned boat unpinned?” I asked, partially rushed. Like most kayakers, they were eager to give me a hand. We now had the proper number of people to safely remove the boat. Accessing our throw ropes, slings, and carabiners we headed back to the water’s edge to formulate a plan. As the plan took shape and we started to stage the rescue, one of the guys that agreed to help actually jumped into the water, dislodged my boat, and was now himself in need of a rescue. I threw a line to him as Jess and the other two guys ran alongside the water tracking down the loose kayak. I was able to safely get the swimmer out of the water, but he too was beat up by the pounding water and jagged rocks.“What a shit show,” I angrily said to Jess. My boat was caught in a low head dam now, being recirculated. There was absolutely nothing anybody could do to get it out. We’d now have to leave and wait for the levels to go up in hopes the boat would flush and still be in one piece. Between the stress of the swim, losing my boat, and having to save my help, I was at a low point . I made sure all the members of their crew were okay and left. For the rest of the day I wore the incident quite heavily. I felt completely out of place, like I didn’t belong paddling. I know everybody swims, but it was the compilation of the swim and the lost boat that I couldn’t get over. The day ended silently. Jess knew I was upset.Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 11.16.17 AMTwo days later, miraculously my boat was back in my hands. Though it was significantly beat up it was still in one piece. The Front Range Kayakers managed to rally significantly in an effort to get my boat out of Clear Creek. I let the sun do its magic on the large dents and rebuilt some of the outfitting. The next time I got back in the boat the very guys who taught me how to kayak accompanied me. On their way back to Virginia from a boating trip they took in Idaho they met with us in Buena Vista, CO. We paddled the Numbers section of the Arkansas River and like the swim never happened I was feeling awesome catching eddies and smashing through holes again. Kayaking is as much mental as it is physical. I shouldn’t forget we are all in between swims._MG_9287last_img read more

RBC, IRR, FOM issues raised in CUNA meeting with NCUA’s vice chair

first_imgRisk-based capital (RBC), interest-rate risk and a potential field-of-membership proposal were the chief topics of discussion between Credit Union National Association senior staff and National Credit Union Administration Vice Chair Rick Metsger during a meeting Monday.Metsger expressed interest in working to draft a rule in 2015 to address inequities in field-of-membership rules for credit unions.CUNA Chief Operating Officer Rich Meade and other CUNA senior staff met with Metsger and NCUA Senior Policy Advisor Mike Radway to continue to address concerns about the regulation of risk-based capital and interest-rate risk.Also attending the meeting for CUNA were Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel, General Counsel Eric Richard and Deputy General Counsel Mary Dunn.CUNA discussed with the NCUA a range of RBC issues that should be revised and more positively addressed in the new proposal expected to be issued Jan. 15 for a 90-day comment period. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Consumers like mobile for banking, but not opening an account

first_img 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In an age where convenience reigns king, consumers are increasingly demanding easy, quick, unlimited and free access to all things banking. That includes their cash.A recent FindABetterBank survey of 2,300 consumers found 59 percent of respondents reported using ATMs at least once a week. Fifty-two percent said they use other financial institution’s (FI’s) ATMs at least 30 percent of the time.Moreover, of the 28 percent of survey participants who indicated they must have mobile banking with any new checking account, 43 percent said they also must have access to surcharge-free ATMs. This isn’t surprising. As it gets increasingly easier for consumers to check balances, make transactions, move money between accounts and even cash checks with a tap on their mobile device, consumers expect the same ease of access to their cash.Also not surprisingly, consumers who consider mobile banking and free ATMs a must are also more likely to state a desire for mobile check deposit, online bill pay and email alerts. Interestingly, just 10 percent of those polled said they would prefer to open their new account on a mobile device. Ninety percent cited opening their account in-person at a brick and mortar branch location as preferable. continue reading »last_img read more