Late quaternary changes in Antarctic bottom water velocity inferred from sediment grain size in the northern Weddell Sea

first_imgNewly formed bottom water (θ ≤ −0.7°C) in the northern Weddell Sea flows E or NE at speeds up to 10–15 cm/s, with velocity decreasing towards the centre of the Weddell Gyre (preliminary results from long-term current meter moorings). Upper Quaternary sediments from this area contain a fine-grained terrigenous component (from the nepheloid layer) plus biogenic silica (mostly diatoms) with a small amount of ice-rafted debris. In cores from between 61° and 66°S and from 3300 m to 4700 m water-depth, the proportion of biogenic silica increases northwards (corresponding to increasing seasonal extent of open water vs sea-ice cover), and the proportion of silt and well-sorted fine sand in surface sediments increases with average current velocity. Downcore, diatom-rich and diatom-poor sediments alternate on a scale of 1–3 m, and intervals with more diatoms contain a higher proportion of silt to clay. Preliminary stratigraphy suggests the cyclicity in composition and texture is related to glacial-interglacial cyclicity. During warm periods (indirectly correlated with isotope stages 1, 3, 5 etc.) biogenic silica production takes place during several months of each year, and silt and fine sand are transported by bottom currents. During glacial periods with greater sea-ice cover than at present, biogenic productivity was suppressed and no silica was preserved in the sediments: in addition, a lower proportion of terrigenous silt implies that bottom currents were weaker. At sites with a present-day average velocity of 10 cm/s, a Last Glacial Maximum average velocity of 1 cm/s or less is inferred from grain-size measurements.last_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report Aug. 12-18

first_imgThe police department is located at Calls for Service: 922      Daily Average:  131August 12: Sunday Calls for service:  151Stops:19  Accidents: 5 Property Checks: 32 Alarms:The Police Depart. assisted with 13 Fire and 10 EMS callsCity Ordinance noise, 1000 block Wesley Ave., at 12:05amWarrant Arrest, 700 block Boardwalk, at 7:07amVehicle accident, 8th & West Avenue, at 9:21amVehicle accident, 800 block West Avenue, at 11:42amTheft, 800 block Ocean Avenue, at 2:01pmFall City property, 3500 block Central Avenue, at 4:54pmVehicle accident, 1200 block Wesley Avenue, at 5:29pmWater rescue, 9th Street-Route 52, at 8:40pmTheft, 1700 block West Avenue, at 9:41pmAugust 13: Monday Calls for service:   107Stops:  8 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 15 Fire and 9 EMS callsCity Ordinance noise, 300 block 31st Street, at 3:29amVehicle accident, 900 block Ocean Avenue, at 11:00am Fall City Property, 900 block Boardwalk, at 11:58am Trespassing, Unit block Wesley Road, at 12:27pm Vehicle accident, 34oo block Simpson Avenue, at 2:07pm Agency Assist, 3600 block Asbury Avenue, at 2:09pm Harassment, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 4:54pm Counterfeit, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 6:01pm Fall City property, 5400 block Central Avenue, at 7:23pm Property Damage, 900 block Boardwalk, at 11:45pmAugust 14: TuesdayCalls for service: 142Stops:  21 Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 30 Alarms: 5The Police Depart. assisted with 16 Fire and 12 EMS callsTrespassing, 300 block West Avenue, at 6:13amFall City property, Lagoon Road, at 7:36amVehicle accident, 5500 block Simpson Ave., at 9:55amTheft, 500 block Wesley Avenue, at 1:29pmTheft, 700 block Central Avenue, at 3:09pmFall City property, 700 block West Avenue, at 7:55pmMotor Vehicle accident, 300 block Bay Avenue, at 10:43pmCity Ordinance Noise, 900 block Boardwalk, at 10:52pmAugust 15: Wednesday Calls for service:  140Stops: 29 Accidents: 5 Property Checks: 25 Alarms: 3 The Police Depart. assisted with 12 fire and 11 EMS callsCounterfeit, 900 block Asbury Avenue, at 8:24amMotor vehicle accident, 3800 block West Avenue, at 1:32pmMotor vehicle accident, 8th & Atlantic Avenue, at 2:46pmVerbal dispute, Seacrest Road, at 4:02pmMotor vehicle accident, 3100 block West Avenue, at 4:43pmFight, 700 block Boardwalk, at 8:04pmTheft, 700 block Pleasure Avenue, 10:54pmVerbal dispute, 12th & Boardwalk, at 11:40pmAugust 16: ThursdayCalls for service: 99Stops: 10  Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 18 Alarms: 2 The Police Depart. assisted with 18 fire and 15 EMS callsWarrant Arrest, 800 block Central Avenue, at 1:13amBurglary/Theft, 200 block 11th Street, at 7:52amFall City property, 1600 block Boardwalk, at 10:39amFall City property, 900 block Boardwalk, at 11:02amTheft, 1600 block West Avenue, at 3:43pmVehicle accident, 1300 block Central Avenue, at 4:05pmVehicle accident, 500 block Asbury Avenue, at 4:49pmNeighbor dispute, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 5:56pmVerbal dispute, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 11:19pmAugust 17: Friday Calls for service: 136Stops: 21 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 30 Alarms: 7The Police Depart. assisted in 13 fire and 14 EMS calls 7Neighbor dispute, 2000 block Glenwood Drive, at 9:45 amTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, 9:29 pmFall City property, 400 block 16th Street, at 11:20 amVerbal dispute, 1700 block Simpson Avenue, at 9:09 amWarrant Arrest, 3900 block West Avenue, at 1:47 pmMotor vehicle accident, 3500 block Asbury Ave., at 2:23 pmTheft, 800 block Boardwalk, 8:14 pmTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, 9:20 pmAugust 18: SaturdayCalls for service:  147Stops:  23 Accidents: 5 Property Checks: 32 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted in 18 Fire and 15 EMS callsCity Ordinance noise, 5300 Block Central Ave., at 12:51amVehicle accident, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 10:35amVehicle accident, 5th Street and Boardwalk, at 12:30pmVerbal dispute, 100 block Boardwalk, at 1:40pmMotor vehicle accident, 4500 block West Avenue, at 3:47pmVerbal dispute, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk, at 7:33pmFight, 500 block 14th Street, at 11:03pmJuvenile problem, 1100 block Atlantic Avenue, at 11:18pmVerbal dispute, 800 block Bay Avenue, at 11:36pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the 911 system when reporting crimes and violations of the law. For matters non-emergent you can dial 609-399-9111. Many residents and visitors are using email when reporting various issues to the police. This may cause a delay and is not the most efficient way to get a timely response.last_img read more

Deauville Inn Offers “Perfect Sunsets” and More for Weddings

first_imgDeauville Inn’s bayfront location provides a picturesque backdrop for weddings. (Photo courtesy Brooke Reid @brookereidphoto) By DONALD WITTKOWSKIDeauville Inn is becoming one of the most desirable venues at the Jersey Shore for couples to say “I do” while savoring the gorgeous view.Overlooking picturesque Corson’s Inlet, the historic restaurant and bar in Strathmere is evolving into a top destination for weddings and other special occasions under its transformation by new owner Tim Fox.“We have the perfect sunsets at the Deauville,” Niguel Martinez, director of events and sales, said of the bayfront location for weddings.The Deauville is preparing for a particularly strong wedding season this spring as life gradually begins to return to normal with the emergence of the COVID-19 vaccinations.“It’s huge here,” said Michael Sullivan, the Deauville’s vice president of marketing and events.Martinez noted that the Deauville’s distinctive setting offers couples all the services and amenities they want for a memorable wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner.“People are blown away and surprised by what we’ve been able to accomplish,” he said. “It completely exceeds their expectations in terms of what they receive for their weddings and special events.”The historic Deauville Inn blends old-fashioned charms with modern upgrades. (Photo courtesy Deauville Inn)Wedding season at the Deauville generally runs from March to Memorial Day, then takes a hiatus during the bustling summer vacation months at the shore, before resuming from Labor Day to November.For more information on booking a wedding, visit, the Wedding Wire at or The Knot at said the Deauville normally doesn’t host weddings during the summer season because of how hectic it becomes at the shore, but there can be exceptions.There is great pent-up demand for weddings following the cancellation or postponement of so many of them nationwide amid the pandemic, Martinez and Sullivan explained.“We’re really rocking and rolling with a ton of wedding activities here,” Martinez said. “Typically, we have five inquiries a day, or about 50 a week, for weddings.”The Deauville also hosts an array of other special events, including birthday parties, group dinners, sports and fishing clubs, corporate affairs, political fundraisers and more.Martinez said the Deauville can accommodate groups as small as 10 people and as large as 400. However, he stressed that all special events will be held in full compliance with New Jersey’s COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings.Deauville Inn can accommodate weddings, receptions and dress rehearsals. (Photo courtesy Brooke Reid @brookereidphoto)Before joining the Deauville, Martinez and Sullivan acquired a wealth of experience in planning and holding weddings and other special events in such cities as New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Los Angeles.“Our drive is to create the perfect experience for our wedding guests,” Sullivan said.The Deauville Inn, whose beginnings as the former Whelan Hotel date to 1881, is undergoing a sweeping makeover by owner Tim Fox.Since acquiring the Deauville in October 2019, Fox has been expanding and freshening up the interior and exterior while also preserving the building’s historic appeal. Fox has blended the building’s old-fashioned charms with modern upgrades to create a more upscale experience for customers.One major change is the Deauville’s new menu that has been crafted by acclaimed Executive Chef TJ Ricciardi, who has trained in the kitchen with some of the luminaries of the culinary world, including Luke Palladino, Stephen Kalt and Tom Harkins.The Deauville has responded to the pandemic with a series of safety protocols that include Plexiglas partitions to separate the tables and create more social distancing.Sullivan said the Deauville’s enhanced safety measures also include sanitizing the entire property all day and stepped-up safety training for the staff members as well as having them wear protective masks.For more information on packages for weddings and other special events at the Deauville Inn visit: season at the Deauville Inn generally runs from March to Memorial Day and then Labor Day to November. (Photo courtesy Brooke Reid @brookereidphoto)last_img read more

Financial watchdog to help SMEs in quality auditing

first_imgThe complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as it pledges to help smaller businesses. The FRC announced the move in its 11th annual Audit Quality Inspections report, published today (29 May). It covered its inspections of audit quality in the UK as well as individual reports on five of the largest firms and decreed that more work was required to address recurring issues.The FRC said smaller companies have less resource to put into the preparation of their financial statements and this can make the audit more difficult but it is more important given the absence of other analysis. It wants to help smaller companies achieve better audits.It announced that over the next year it would look at the audits of businesses where complex supplier arrangements were prevalent, with a focus on food and drink manufacturers and suppliers. It will pay particular attention to supplier arrangements in how they are accounted for and also plans to inspect a number of first-year audits to assess the affect changes in auditors bring.Paul George, executive director, conduct, said: “Audit is an integral part of the reporting process that ensures investors have confidence in the information they receive on the performance of the companies they invest in.“We were pleased that firms responded positively to the new extended auditor reporting requirements. We hope to see further improvements in the clarity of reporting by auditors of how they have addressed the assessed risks. We also expect auditors to discuss findings from our inspections to Audit Committees and will monitor closely how companies report our findings to their shareholders.”last_img read more

Departing as leaders

first_imgStanding on the steps of Memorial Church, near walls inscribed with the names of Harvard’s war dead, six graduating seniors swore allegiance to the Constitution on Wednesday and received their first salutes as officers in the armed forces.The tradition-filled Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning ceremony, held before a small group of families and friends at Tercentenary Theatre, honored the new second lieutenants and ensigns at a time when leadership is badly needed, Harvard President Drew Faust said.Polls have shown that confidence in institutions is low, Faust noted, with public trust in government leaders below 30 percent and business leaders below 40 percent. Faith in the military, however, remains high, at more than 75 percent, likely because the military’s mission is a selfless one — to protect and defend others, no matter the personal cost — at a time when many seem to be out for themselves, Faust said.Those gaining their commissions were Kira Headrick (from left), Lauren Mandaville, John Holland, Michael Murray, Luke Pumiglia, and Rachel Milam. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer“You are receiving your commissions at a moment of extraordinary challenge for our society and the wider world,” Faust said. “You are committing yourselves to be leaders at a moment when we never needed leaders more. And you have chosen to lead in an institution — the American military — that gives you very special opportunities and responsibilities in face of the troubling issues we confront.”As part of the ceremony, the new leaders took the oath of office, had their insignia of rank pinned to their uniforms by family members or friends, and received their first salute. Gaining their commissions were Army 2nd Lts. Rachel Milam and Luke Pumiglia, Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Michael Murray, Navy Ensigns John Holland and Lauren Mandaville, and Air Force 2nd Lt. Kira Headrick.“It’s very humbling … to join something bigger than yourself,” said Pumiglia, who is heading to medical school at the University of Michigan in July, with plans to be an Army physician. Pumiglia said he joined Army ROTC largely because of the values and the dedication to service that his parents instilled in him as he grew up.“My parents raised me to have the same values that the Army shares, a [sense] of service, personal courage, respect, things like that,” Pumiglia said. “I kind of fell in love with a lot of the people and the ideals when I was in ROTC, and I signed on the dotted line in my sophomore year.”While at college, Gen. John Hyten ’81 was in the Air Force ROTC. He has served in the military for three decades and counting. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerHarvard’s relationship with the military is older than the country, dating to the Pequot War. Since that 1636 conflict, more than 1,200 from Harvard have lost their lives in military service, and 18 — more than from any other U.S. institution of higher education — have been recognized with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. Memorial Church, which honors those who have died in conflicts since World War I, is among several memorials to Harvard service members.Also speaking Wednesday was Gen. John Hyten ’81, who participated in Air Force ROTC before graduating. Hyten recalled his own commissioning, which took place at MIT because Harvard had ended ROTC’s formal University presence during the Vietnam War, and praised Faust for her efforts to return ROTC to campus, starting in 2011.Enoch Woodhouse (left), who served in World War II, is recognized by Gen. John Hyten during the ceremony. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff PhotographerAt the time of his commissioning, Hyten planned to serve his four-year obligation and then leave the Air Force. His plans changed. Now, three decades later, he is commander of U.S. Strategic Command, encompassing nuclear, cyber space, electronic warfare, missile defense, and other forces.Hyten told the newly commissioned officers that that their Harvard degrees, while something to be proud of, will matter little once they arrive at a base or on a ship. All that will matter then is their rank and the expectation that they will show leadership, even in difficult situations when people are in harm’s way.“Leadership is a gift, freely given by those who follow,” he said. “You have to be worthy.”last_img read more

Stratton Mountain Earns Environmental Award

first_imgStratton Mountain’s environmental initiativeswere recognized again this year with the prestigious Silver Eagle Awardpresented by Mountain Sports Media, publishers of SKI and SKIINGmagazines.The Awards were established in 1993 to recognize and encourageenvironmental achievements. A record of 32 resorts participated in the2004 Golden Eagle Awards. The entries were judged by a panel ofenvironmental and industry experts.Stratton earned the 2004 Silver Eagle Award, its fourth since 1996, forExcellence in Fish and Wildlife Protection.Stratton was recognized for sponsorship of wildlife studies andeducational programs as well as for Conservation Easements presented tothe State of Vermont. These seven distinct areas, on 1,200 acres, wereidentified in the exhaustive planning process that resulted in Vermont’sfirst fully approved mountain resort Master Plan (1999). Theseconservation areas include whitetail deer wintering grounds and feedingareas, bear travel corridors and feeding areas and Bicknell’s thrushhabitat.While the state typically requires two acres of land be offered asmitigation for each acre affected by development, Stratton’s ConservationEasements “up the ante for future development by moving the ratio closerto 18-to-1,” according to state officials. “The Stratton Master Plan,based on cluster rather than sprawl development, supports the resort’seconomic viability while permanently protecting nearly a third of theresort property for use by important wildlife species.”last_img read more

VPR to begin Champlain 400 series on how the lake helped shape the region

first_imgBeginning June 1, VPR presents a special series exploring the history, culture, and natural resources of Lake Champlain. Champlain 400 marks the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain s exploration of the region. Each Monday in June, VPR News will air Stories from the Lake. In the morning, Morning Edition host Mitch Wertlieb focuses on the lake s history, from the days when whales frolicked where ferry boats now sail to the stories of how battles and trade helped to form a nation.In the afternoon, All Things Considered host Neal Charnoff looks at culture and life in the Champlain basin, from what the region looked like when Champlain arrived in 1609, through the warriors, farmers, and sailors who followed.Champlain 400 continues throughout the summer with a broad range of special programming, including:Stories about Lake Champlain shipwrecksMusical showcase recorded in VPR studios by Vermont artists including Alan Greenleaf, Lisa Ornstein & Andre Marchand, Robert Resnik and Marty MorrisseySeries tracing the region’s musical traditions from Native American songs to Vermont’s own punk rock. Through the Eyes of Champlain, a series of commentaries by Mike MartinAn investigation into reported sightings of the elusive Lake Champlain monster, Champ.VPR has launched a special Champlain 400 website, with comprehensive program archives, photos, and resources about the lake. The site, which will develop and unfold as quadricentennial celebrations continue, is available by visiting and clicking on Champlain 400.Source: VPR. Colchester, Vt., May 29, 2009 – –last_img read more

Sticking to your money resolutions

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Mary JohnsonAs the first month of the new year has drawn to a close, some of the best-intended money resolutions may have already gone by the wayside. But it’s not too late to get back on track. One of the best ways for college students to sustain financial resolutions is to avoid broad, generic goals such as “I will spend less money.” Instead, think small and be more specific in what you plan to do, state your goals in actionable terms and be sure to set a date to reach each goal.To reduce the amount of student loans you will owe when you graduate, for example, setting a goal to visit your college’s financial aid office for assistance in checking your current outstanding balances before March 1 would be a great place to start. While there, you could take the opportunity to speak with a counselor about money saving options such as not accepting all the student loan money you may be offered next year if you can get by with less. Also, remember to submit your application for financial aid for next year as soon as possible. By hitting the deadline, you’ll ensure you get the maximum amount of aid you’re eligible for.If you have previously incurred late payment fees on credit cards or other recurring expenses, you could set a goal to pay all bills on time — late fees not only can add up very quickly, but they will also negatively affect your credit score. Create calendar alerts on your phone or computer to remind yourself when bills are due.When trying to reduce unnecessary spending, focus on things that are tangible and visible in your everyday life. Setting a weekly budget of less than $30 for eating out or making a pledge to carpool at least once a week might be less daunting than trying to cut costs across the board. For students receiving financial aid refunds for things such as educational supplies, books and other living expenses, it is especially challenging to make sure that the lump sum of money lasts for the whole semester. It can be helpful to break down your refund by setting up a weekly spending limit or setting aside at least $100 for an emergency. continue reading »last_img read more

Let poor do business on sidewalks – vendors

first_img “We are occupying a portion of public plaza along Gonzaga Street to sell fruits so that we may be part of the holiday season by way of selling a such,” she said. They have been barred to trade onsidewalks after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered to reclaim allpublic roads that are being used for private ends. Victoria Amolato, president of Bacodva, said they are asking Mayor Evelio Leonardia to allow them to sell in the areas of Gonzaga, Gatuslao, Luzuriaga, Araneta and Bonifacio Streets from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Dec. 1 to 31. If the city will approve their request, she said that they will follow regulations including the cleanliness and peace and order in said areas. Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, head of market coordinating and monitoring task force, said they will wait for the decision of the city mayor and the members of the City Council if they will be allowed to sell again in said areas./PN “In the spirit of Christmas, we are hopeful that the city officials will allow us so we can support our families,” she said. BACOLOD City – As holidays draw near,vendors here still hope the city streets will have space for them. center_img “The officers of the association will impose a strict regulation and responsible for the members to follow the guidelines,” said Tabaquerrao. Three months after the massive roadclearing operations, vendors’ associations here have appealed to the citygovernment to allow them trade at the downtown area and the Bacolod publicplaza. Last week, heads of Bacolod Downtown Vendors Association (Bacodva), Luggar Brotherhood Vendors Association Inc. and Plaza Fruit Vendors sent their letters to the City Mayor’s Office and the City Council. Cora Tabaquerrao, president of Luggar Vendors, said they are asking the city to allow them to occupy one-meter by one-meter at the downtown area and they promised that there will be no hanging of products and exist wares. Meanwhile, Plaza Fruit Vendor president Norayda Senoro said that in the month of December, they are occupying a portion of public plaza so they are hopeful that the city will allow them to sell their fruits in the area.last_img read more