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The Antarctic palaeo record and its role in improving predictions of future Antarctic Ice Sheet change

first_imgThis paper reviews the ways in which the palaeo record of Antarctic Ice Sheet change can be used to improve understanding of contemporary ice sheet behaviour, and thus enhance predictions of future sea-level change. The main areas where the palaeo ice sheet record can contribute are understanding long-term ice sheet trajectory; providing data against which ice sheet models can be tested; to identify and understand the range and types of natural ice sheet behaviour; to balance the global water budget; to correct contemporary glaciological measurements of mass change; and to understand the relationship between polar ecosystems and the ice sheet. I review each in turn and argue that research priorities include understanding past West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse and its timing; a focus on the palaeo record of rapid retreat events and how these unfolded in the geological past; improving the number and range of ice sheet reconstructions, particularly through the Holocene; continuing to investigate the potential for using sediments and landforms to parameterise basal conditions in ice sheet models; and understanding past East Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics, particularly the evidence for partial deglaciation. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.last_img read more

NCAA penalizes University of Missouri for academic fraud

first_imgJanuary 31, 2019 /Sports News – National NCAA penalizes University of Missouri for academic fraud Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailjetcityimage/iStock(INDIANAPOLIS) — The NCAA Committee on Infractions levied postseason bans for three athletics programs at the University of Missouri, Columbia on Thursday for academic misconduct involving student-athletes.According to the committee’s report, a former University of Missouri tutor completed academic work for 12 student athletes on the football, baseball and softball teams.  The completed work included courses at the University of Missouri, courses completed at other schools, and a placement exam at the University of Missouri.As a result of the violations, the committee recommended the school’s athletics department be placed on three years of probation, as well as a one-year postseason ban for the baseball, softball and football teams. Additional penalties will include scholarship and recruiting limitations. The report follows a two-year investigation. Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk released a statement saying that the school will appeal the ruling.“The Committee on Infractions has abused its discretion in applying penalties in this case,” Sterk said. “It is hard to fathom that the University could be cited for exemplary cooperation throughout this case, and yet end up with these unprecedented penalties that could unfairly and adversely impact innocent current and future Mizzou student-athletes.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Russia Starts Mooring Trial of Aircraft Carrier NS Vikramaditya

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russia Starts Mooring Trial of Aircraft Carrier NS Vikramaditya View post tag: Naval View post tag: starts March 4, 2011 Russia has started the mooring trials of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (erstwhile Russian Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier), at its…(brahmand)[mappress]Source: brahmand,March 4, 2011; View post tag: Carrier View post tag: Aircraft Russia Starts Mooring Trial of Aircraft Carrier NS Vikramaditya View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Vikramaditya View post tag: Russia View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: trial View post tag: Mooring Industry news View post tag: NSlast_img read more

Physician-Radiology-Chest and Cardiovascular – 133

first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Departmentof Radiology seek a Chest and Cardiovascular Radiologistqualified for appointment at the Assistant Professor, AssociateProfessor, or Professor rank. The successful candidate will beexpected to practice in Morgantown, WV.This physician will join the rapidly expanding WVU Medicine andcontribute to a progressive and robust division of imagers,interventionalists, electrophysiologists and clinicians on astate-wide mission of innovation to elevate access ofcardiovascular services to all citizens of West Virginia andsurrounding regions. Our mission is to provide the best care forour patients. We do so by recruiting some of the finest physiciansfrom across the country – men and women who are often recognizedleaders in their specialty or subspecialty; investing heavily innew technology; practicing, and frequently developing, the latesttechniques in heart and vascular care; and placing the highestemphasis on achieving great quality outcomes.The Radiology Department is dedicated to providing state-of-the-artdiagnostic imaging and performing research that will enhance thedetection and treatment of disease. We promote, develop andintegrate advances in imaging technology and imaging-basedtherapeutic procedures to complement the clinical, educational andresearch missions of WVU. Facility equipment is excellent withoutstanding clinic infrastructure in place, including a new hybrid4D-CT suite.Duties: Responsibilities in the cardiothoracic radiology sectioninclude: Cardiac CT imaging, including CT coronary; CT-FFR; TAVR;TMVR; structural heart disease; Cardiac MR, including stressperfusion imaging; and pediatric and adult congenital heartdisease. Additional duties include chest plain radiograph imaging,CT thorax and CTA chest, and lung cancer screening. In addition toproviding excellent patient care, the successful candidate willalso be actively involved in teaching medical students, residents,and fellows. Active participation in interdepartmental conferencesis expected. For appointment at the Associate Professor orProfessor rank, it is expected that candidates sustain anoutstanding, extramurally supported research program.Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginiamedical license. Candidates must be Board Certified, CAQ certifiedand fellowship trained. For appointment at the Associate Professoror Professor rank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership,excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impactjournals are required. All qualifications must be met by the timeof appointment.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System and iscomprised of six affiliated hospitals and twelve member hospitalsanchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital inMorgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiaryand offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has more than1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who servehundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state ofWest Virginia and the nation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visit https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/radio/and apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/careers/.For additional information, please contact Pam Furbee, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is therecipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.Notes To Applicantslast_img read more

Adding value with inclusions

first_imgRenshaw (Liverpool, Merseyside) offers a range of ingredients to help bakers make value-added cookies. The company recommends adding its bake-stable, dark chocolate flavour chips to any of its basic cookie dough, pucks or mixes to make chocolate chip cookies. The chips are said not to lose their flavour during cooking and to offer a good shelf-life. They are available in 12.5kg bags. Blending Luxury Caramel through a plain cookie mix will give toffee-flavoured cookies. Alternatively it can be drizzled over the top. A fresh summer taste can be obtained with the use of Double Cut Peel. This is made from selected orange and lemon peel, diced into 4mm x 4mm pieces, says the supplier.last_img read more

Police working to find out more about FedEx shooter

first_imgIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Previous article4-20 show still planned for M40 SpeedwayNext articleVictims of the FedEx mass shooting identified Network Indiana Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Police were searching a home on the east side of Indianapolis, near 10th St., and I-465, Friday, to try to find out more about Brandon Hole, 19, the man who police say drove up to the FedEx ground facility near the Indianapolis International Airport, and killed eight people, wounded others, and then shot himself fatally Thursday night.“FedEx officials have confirmed that Mr. Hole was a former employee at the facility and he was last employed in 2020,” said Indianapolis Metro Police Deputy Chief Craig McCartt, at a Friday afternoon press conference.Hole had at least one scrape with the law. An IMPD report says a gun was seized a little over one year ago, during a mental health check, at the same residence where police were searching Friday.The search is meant to provide clues to tell police why Hole did what he did.“We’ve recently identified him. So, now the work really begins, trying to establish that and figure some motive in this. But, we don’t have that right now,” said McCartt.A statement from the FBI said McCartt’s mother had contacted the agency, worried because her son had told her he wanted to commit suicide by cop.McCartt did not know whether Hole had been fired from the facility.What is also still not being made public is what kind of gun Hole used in the killings, which some witnesses described as a “sub-machine gun”.“It was a rifle. Specifically I don’t know what make and model,” said McCartt.The work of identifying all of the people who had been shot and killed, was still going on Friday.“We’re still identifying victims, so we still don’t have that information. After everyone is identified, then we’ll certainly start working to see if there’s anything that ties them together, ties them to the suspect, anything like that.” Pinterest Facebook Police working to find out more about FedEx shooter Twitter By Network Indiana – April 17, 2021 0 88 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Statement to Parliament: Oral statement on coronavirus and the government’s plans for winter

first_imgMr Speaker, with permission I’d like to make a statement on coronavirus, and our plans to put us in the strongest possible position for this winter.Like many of our peers, we are continuing to see a concerning rise in cases – with 3,991 new cases recorded yesterday.And this week the number of patients in mechanical ventilator beds has risen above 100 for the first time since July.The battle against coronavirus is not over – and while we strain every sinew to spring free from its clutches, with winter on the horizon, we must prepare, bolster our defences and come together once again against this common foe.Local actionOne of our vital lines of defence has been taking targeted action at a local level.We have seen local action work well in some parts of the country and now we must take further action.Mr Speaker, we have seen concerning rates of infection in parts of the North East.Sunderland, for example, now has an incidence rate of 103 positive cases per 100,000 population and in South Tyneside, Gateshead and Newcastle, the figures are all above 70.As a result, local authorities wrote to me earlier this week, asking for tighter restrictions and we have taken swift action to put them in place.From tomorrow, in Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland and County Durham residents should not socialise with other people outside their own households or support bubble.Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only and late night restrictions of operating hours will be introduced, so leisure and entertainment venues must close between 10pm and 5am.Mr Speaker, I know, the whole House knows, that these decisions have a real impact – on families, on businesses and on local communities and I can tell everyone affected that we do not take these decisions lightly.We agree with the local councils that we must follow the data and act. And the data says that we must act now.So we can control the virus and keep people safe.And I know the people of the North East will come together to defeat this virus and defeat it we must.Health and care systemMr Speaker, we are working to bolster our health and care system too.Winter is always a stretching time for health and for care.But this winter presents particular challenges.People will be spending more time indoors, where we know the virus is more likely to spread and we know that we will need to deal with coronavirus along with the usual pressures that the season will bring.So today I want to set out our plans to support the NHS and social care this winter.Turning first to the NHS, I can tell the House that we have allocated a further £2.7 billion to the NHS to support it during the winter months.This funding, in addition to the extra funding for PPE and testing, will help the NHS with the vital task of operating safely in a world in which COVID is still at large.And the task, which is critical, of working through the backlog that was inevitably caused by the first peak.Mr Speaker, our emergency departments are on the front line of the fight for life in the NHS.Today I am delighted to announce a series of measures to support our urgent and emergency care system this winter and beyond.And I want to thank and pay tribute to Katherine Henderson, the President of the Royal College of Emergency Care, with whom I have worked closely to develop these proposals.I want to thank her – and through her all of those who work in emergency care – for their service in the face of adversity.I saw this again this morning at St Thomas’ Hospital A&E and I know all of us support the work of those who work in our emergency care facilities right across the country.Package of measuresMr Speaker, we will make our emergency departments bigger.Many are simply too small.This was true even before the pandemic, but it’s even more acute now.So we are investing to expand capacity in urgent and emergency care so hospitals have the space to continue treating patients safely in the coming months.In August, we confirmed £300 million for emergency upgrades across 117 Trusts.And today I can go further and announce £150 million to expand 25 more emergency departments – including some of the most constrained in the country like Worcester and the Royal Shrewsbury.This extra funding will put us in the strongest possible position for this winter, and boost the crucial work to accelerate non-Covid care.Mr Speaker, it’s not just about the space, but about the service.So we are working to get patients the right care in the right place, by expanding the role of NHS 111.During the peak of this pandemic, we saw millions of people using NHS 111, on the phone or online, to get the best possible advice on coronavirus.Helping them to stay safe, and where possible stay out of hospital, where they could have unknowingly spread the virus.It is crucial that ahead of winter, we use this window of opportunity to seek out what worked and build on it, so we provide a better service for patients and protect the NHS.Of course no-one will ever be turned away from our emergency departments in the most serious of cases.However, we have worked with the Royal Colleges, with the NHS and others to develop a better, quicker and more clinically appropriate service for patients, by using NHS 111 First.How it works is this.We will invest £24 million to increase call handling capacity and to make sure there are more clinicians on hand to provide expert advice and guidance.And we will build on our trials to make NHS 111 a gateway to the emergency care system, providing a first port of call for patients.So in future, rather than having to queue in an emergency ward, we are testing that people should call NHS 111 First to book an appointment with whoever can give them the most appropriate care.Whether it’s a GP, a specialist consultant, a pharmacist, a nurse, or community services and, of course, if they need to go to an emergency department, then NHS 111 will be able to book them in to an appropriate time slot.We want to see this approach lead to shorter waiting times, and better availability of appointments for patients.We will consult on how its performance is best measured and, with successful pilots, we will roll NHS 111 First out to all Trusts from December.Infection controlFinally, Mr Speaker, I wanted to briefly update the House on our work to protect care homes.One of the worst things we know about this virus is that it reserves its greatest impact for those who are physically weakest, especially the elderly.And so we must do everything in our power to protect residents in social care.In May, we introduced the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund, which has helped adult social care providers to reduce the rate of transmission.This was used to fund important measures like improving infection prevention and paying staff to self-isolate.And I can now inform the House that we will extend this Fund for six months, and provide over £540 million of extra funding for providers.This brings our total funding for infection control measures to over a billion pounds.We will also shortly bring forward our Adult Social Care Winter Plan.Because we will do whatever is humanly possible to protect our care homes from this virus, so that they are a place of sanctuary this winter.ConclusionMr Speaker, we will soon be facing winter in this fight.And whether it’s our NHS, emergency wards or in our care homes, we will strain every sinew to give them what they need so they are well equipped for this pandemic, and indeed for the years ahead.I commend this statement to the House.last_img read more

Volcano disrupts students abroad

first_imgKatrina Corcoran, another junior in the Angers Program said she had hoped to travel to London. “My fiancé … had grown up in London,” she said. “[He] was going to show me around.”With cancelled flights, however, Corcoran said she was stranded in Rome. Luckily, she said, she found a place to stay with her friend studying in Rome and was finally able to buy a train ticket to France after waiting in line for hours. Junior Justine Murnane, studying in France, said she also tried unconventional ways to make it back from being stranded in Prague. Junior Sean Bennett was traveling with Rooney and said that on the bright side, they were able to get refunded for the round-trip flight. “This has been the strangest week of my life,” she said. With all the cancelled flights and booked bus or train tickets, students said they have had to improvise as they work out their broken plans. Brosnihan said she planned on couch surfing — networking with people online for places to stay — rather than using a hostel or hotel.  Murnane said that despite missing out on meeting up with her mom in Paris, she managed to meet three other Notre Dame students and made some “lasting relationships with a few middle-aged Brits.” “I have a pretty ridiculous story for why I didn’t visit some of the cities,” Rooney said in regard to the volcanic eruption. “If our flight hadn’t been cancelled then I would have been stuck in Prague … wait … I guess that would have been a good thing.” “It actually kind of disturbs me that Ryanair decided to cancel our flight at the last possible minute,” Rooney said. “We were seriously in line to get on the plane almost three hours after the eruption.” “I’ve been stuck in Munich for three days,” Brosnihan said. “The only way I could get out of Prague was an overnight bus to London,” Murnane said. “I ended up hopping off just before we went into the channel and found my way to a nearby train station to get to Paris.” Notre Dame students on campus may not have felt the effects of the volcanic eruption in Iceland over the past week, but the same cannot be said for those abroad.“Frustrating, confusing, spontaneous,” junior Claire Brosnihan said when asked to describe her time in Europe since the eruption. “This is my spring break, so I was planning on going from Munich to Istanbul, then Athens, then Santorini, then Paris.” Yet with the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull those plans never worked out. “After over 24 hours of travel by train I will return to Angers on Friday morning, and with a significantly smaller bank account,” Corcoran said.center_img After all flights in Munich Airport were cancelled, Brosnihan said she was unable to get a refund for two of her flights and spent hours trying to find a way to make it to Istanbul without flying, though she realized it would be impossible. Now she plans instead to make her way to Switzerland and then somehow be back in France by Sunday, though hotels along the way are almost all booked.  Although her train to Paris was operational, she mentioned that, while airports across Europe had closed down, the French train system also went on strike in the midst of it all.  “I have a newfound appreciation for ground travel,” she said. “[This week] forced me to be more adventurous with my trip, seeing where I can go without any flights and while being broke,” she said.  Despite the difficulties, students nonetheless found a way to remain positive while abroad. “They’ve been planning this trip since December,” he said. Junior Mike Rooney, studying in Dublin, also had plans to travel over the weekend, but found out moments before boarding his plane to Prague that all flights had been grounded due to ash in the air. Corcoran also said being stranded in Rome was not all bad, considering she was able to attend Mass in the chapel behind St. Peter’s grave.  “That was a once-in-a-lifetime and very moving experience,” she said. Currently studying in Notre Dame’s Angers Program, Brosnihan is one of many Notre Dame students abroad who have found difficulty traveling over the past week due to the volcano. “Ryanair was actually really helpful,” Bennett said, though also adding it is now doubtful whether his parents will be able to visit him this week, which he said was frustrating. last_img read more

New Young Frankenstein Production Sets West End Dates

first_img Young Frankenstein officially has dates for a West End roll in the hay. The Mel Brooks musical will begin performances at London’s Garrick Theatre on September 28, with an official opening night set for October 10. As previously reported, the show will first play the Theatre Royal Newcastle from August 26 through September 9.Susan Stroman, who directed and choreographed the original Broadway production in 2007, will return to helm the new staging. The musical is based on Brooks’ 1974 comedy that turned the classic Mary Shelley tale on its head. Brooks, who was recently announced to receive the BAFTA Fellowship, penned the score and co-wrote the book with Thomas Meehan.Casting will be announced at a later date. The West End production will feature sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by William Ivey Long (who was also on the design team for the Broadway premiere), lighting design by Ben Cracknell and sound design by Gareth Owen. View Comments Sutton Foster & Roger Bart in the Broadway production of ‘Young Frankenstein'(Photo: Paul Kolnik)last_img read more

10 terms first-time homebuyers should know

first_img 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Applying for a mortgage is easier when you learn how to talk to lenders.by: Geoff WilliamsIn about a month or so, it won’t just be spring. It’ll be home selling and buying season, and you’ll start seeing the “For Sale” signs posted in yards as well as online advertisements beckoning prospective homebuyers.But before you allow yourself to be beckoned, it would behoove you to familiarize yourself with the following 10 terms – especially if this is your first time making one of the biggest purchases of your life.1. Fixed-rate mortgage. This means the interest rate you pay on your home loan won’t change. Over the years, your mortgage payment will likely change some – property taxes will likely rise, your homeowners insurance might climb or fall, or you might shed your PMI (a term we’ll come back to). But generally, if you have a fixed-rate mortgage, your monthly mortgage payment won’t change much over the years.2. Adjustable-rate mortgage. Also known as an ARM, this is essentially the opposite of a fixed-rate mortgage. You’ll have a fixed rate for several years, maybe five or 10, and then the interest rate adjusts according to the fully indexed interest rate, often the prime rate, which is what banks charge their most creditworthy customers. So while your interest rate and payments will likely be lower in the beginning than those of the homeowner with the fixed-rate mortgage, hope that interest rates remain low throughout the life of your loan. As interest rates climb, so too will your own interest rate and monthly payments. continue reading »last_img read more

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