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Year-round records of sea salt, gaseous and particulate inorganic bromine in the atmospheric boundary layer at coastal (Dumont d’Urville) and central (Concordia) East Antarctic sites

first_imgMultiple year-round records of bulk and size-segregated compositions of aerosol were obtained at the coastal Dumont d’Urville (DDU) and inland Concordia sites located in East Antarctica. They document the sea-salt aerosol load and composition including, for the first time in Antarctica, the bromide depletion of sea-salt aerosol relative to sodium with respect to seawater. In parallel, measurements of bromide trapped in mist chambers and denuder tubes were done to investigate the concentrations of gaseous inorganic bromine species. These data are compared to simulations done with an off-line chemistry transport model, coupled with a full tropospheric bromine chemistry scheme and a process-based sea-salt production module that includes both sea-ice-sourced and open-ocean-sourced aerosol emissions. Observed and simulated sea-salt concentrations sometime differ by up to a factor of 2 to 3, particularly at DDU possibly due to local wind pattern. In spite of these discrepancies, both at coastal and inland Antarctica, the dominance of sea-ice-related processes with respect to open ocean emissions for the sea-salt aerosol load in winter is confirmed. For summer, observations and simulations point out sea salt as the main source of gaseous inorganic bromine species. Investigations of bromide in snow pit samples do not support the importance of snowpack bromine emissions over the Antarctic Plateau. To evaluate the overall importance of the bromine chemistry over East Antarctica, BrO simulations were also discussed with respect data derived from GOME-2 satellite observations over Antarctica.last_img read more

Predicting which species succeed in climate-forced polar seas

first_imgUnderstanding the mechanisms which determine the capacity of any species to adapt to changing environmental conditions is one of the foremost requirements in accurately predicting which populations, species and clades are likely to survive ongoing, rapid, climate change. The polar oceans are amongst the most rapidly changing environments on earth with reduced regional sea ice duration and extent, and their faunas expected sensitivity to warming and acidification. These changes potentially pose a significant threat to a number of polar fauna. There is, therefore, a critical need to assess the vulnerability of a wide range of species to determine the tipping points, or weak links in marine assemblages. Knowledge of the effect of multiple stressors on polar marine fauna has advanced over the last 40 years, but there are still many data gaps. This study applies ecological risk assessment techniques to the increasing knowledge of polar species’ physiological capacities to identify their exposure to climate change and their vulnerability to this exposure. This relatively rapid, semi-quantitative assessment, provides a layer of vulnerability on top of climate envelope models, until such times as more extensive physiological data sets can be produced. The risk assessment identified more species that are likely to benefit from the near future predicted change (the winners), especially predators and deposit feeders. Fewer species were scored at risk (the losers), although animals that feed on krill were consistently as under the most risk.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: ‘There is huge latent demand in housing market following Coronavirus lockdown’

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » EXCLUSIVE: ‘There is huge latent demand in housing market following Coronavirus lockdown’ previous nextHousing MarketEXCLUSIVE: ‘There is huge latent demand in housing market following Coronavirus lockdown’Property technology firm Coadjute reveals 24% jump in listing prior to housing market restart announcement.Nigel Lewis15th May 202001,990 Views Government mood music last week that the lockdown was to be relaxed led to a 24% jump in the number of properties being added to the sales market, it has been revealed, indicating that there is significant latent demand in the housing market.This is despite the short week, during which bookings for viewings also rose by 11%, indicating that buyers clearly believed there was an imminent announcement due on a lighter lockdown.The data comes from leading property technology firm Coadjute, which today launches an exclusive partnership with The Negotiator to supply the property industry with weekly snapshots of the housing market as the lockdown eases.Its service monitors feeds from the UK’s high profile property software firms and takes data from half of the UK’s estate agents’ weekly listings activity to provide unprecedented breadth and detail on every aspect of estate agent and conveyancer workflow.This includes from initial sales enquiries through to viewings, exchange and completion.“We are proud to be working with our business partners Dezrez, Reapit, MRI Software, Search Acumen, Legal Marketing Services and Redbrick Solutions during the Covid-19 crisis to collect and analyse on the ground activity and trends for the industry,” says Coadjute CEO Dan Salmons (left), who until recently was Director of Innovation for Home Buying & Ownership at Royal Bank of Scotland (NatWest) Group.“We believe the data shows that there is significant latent demand for property transactions, with customers eager to buy and sell properties.”Gary Barker, Chief Executive Officer at Reapit, says: “It is essential that we embrace technologies that can help us expedite recovery and growth throughout the property industry.“Reapit’s collaboration with Coadjute and partners will bring together both an exceptional level of industry knowledge and a leap in data mapping technology to offer detailed property market insights.”Visit the Coadjute site.  coadjute dan salmonds royal banks of scotland mri gary barker Reapit Search Acumen dezrez May 15, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Books in 50 Words

first_imgDickens Hard TimesSome consider this work of literature important, and important it may well be; yet it suffers from a debilitating problem which, for many, detracts from such elements as plot, theme, or characterisation – to whit, a disquieting predisposition to (and I see his bewhiskered, sealsome face frowning at me) to… by Ruben Tereshenkolast_img

Hoosier reaction regarding the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

first_imgChief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said of Justice Ginsburg: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”    Pinterest IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Justice Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 15, 1933. She married Martin D. Ginsburg in 1954. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LL.B. from Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1959–1961. From 1961–1963, she was a research associate and then associate director of the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure. She was a Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law from 1963–1972, and Columbia Law School from 1972–1980, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California from 1977–1978. In 1971, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, and served as the ACLU’s General Counsel from 1973–1980, and on the National Board of Directors from 1974–1980. She was appointed a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. During her more than 40 years as a Judge and a Justice, she was served by 159 law clerks.  Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Previous article19-month-old boy struck by vehicle, killed in driveway on State Road 119Next articleBoy, 13, arrested on suspicion of hacking into school district’s computer system 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Facebook While on the Court, the Justice authored My Own Words (2016), a compilation of her speeches and writings.   Hoosier reaction regarding the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp (Photo supplied/United States Supreme Court) U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, Sep. 18, surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg died due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old.Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued the following statement:“As a pioneering woman who triumphed in life, fighting for equality and justice for all Americans, tonight Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes her place in heaven. She leaves an everlasting legacy for which we can all be proud. Janet and I send heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Ginsburg family.” Holcomb directed flags across to be flown at half-staff to honor Justice Ginsburg. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset until the day of her interment. Gov. Holcomb also asked businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to honor Justice Ginsburg and her service.U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued the following statement:“As Americans mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we remember her extraordinary life. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the legal profession, rising to become the second female to serve on the nation’s highest court and earning a special place in our nation’s history. Her commitment to public service will continue to inspire future generations of Americans. I offer my deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this difficult time.”University of Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins:“As we mourn the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I recall fondly her standing-room-only appearance in the Joyce Center in 2016. Combining intellectual rigor with playfulness and candor, Justice Ginsburg discussed policy, politics and the struggle for women to find their rightful place in the administration of justice. It was a personal privilege for me to take her on a tour of campus and witness her kindness and courtesy to everyone she met. “Upon the death of her close friend and ideological opposite, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Ginsburg wrote a fitting epitaph for all who serve the law so well: ‘Toward the end of the opera Scalia/Ginsburg, tenor Scalia and soprano Ginsburg sing a duet: “We are different, we are one,” different in our interpretation of written texts, one in our reverence for the Constitution and the institution we serve.’”The United States Supreme Court issued the statement upon her passing:Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years. She is survived by her two children: Jane Carol Ginsburg (George Spera) and James Steven Ginsburg (Patrice Michaels), four grandchildren: Paul Spera (Francesca Toich), Clara Spera (Rory Boyd), Miranda Ginsburg, Abigail Ginsburg, two step-grandchildren: Harjinder Bedi, Satinder Bedi, and one greatgrandchild: Lucrezia Spera. Her husband, Martin David Ginsburg, died in 2010.  By 95.3 MNC – September 19, 2020 9 831 Pinterestlast_img read more

Addo Food Group creates jobs at Market Drayton bakery

first_imgTaken before the Covid-19 outbreakAddo Food Group has launched a recruitment drive to fill 65 new roles at its Palethorpes bakery in Market Drayton.The chilled pastry producer said the move was in response to increased production demands during the Covid-19 crisis, as well expansion of new product lines and to support business growth.The positions cover the manufacturing process at the bakery and include operatives on the make-up and packing lines, as well as fridge and support operatives, and machine minders.Addo Food Group CEO Deborah Bolton said previous experience in the food manufacturing industry wasn’t essential as full training would be provided.“Coronavirus has impacted so many hospitality businesses within the UK and many workers from restaurants, pubs and bars across the country have found themselves out of work. We’re pleased to be able to offer positions within our Palethorpes site which may help ease the financial pressure that a lot of people now find themselves in. It’s a really difficult time for small businesses and we must help where we can until the economy is back on track,” she added.Addo Food Group has five manufacturing sites across the country and produces a range of pork pies, quiches, savoury pies, sausage rolls and other savoury pastries for major retailers, as well as brands Wall’s Pastry and Pork Farms.last_img read more

The plight of the Roma

first_imgTaking a leaf out of the American Civil Rights Movement’s book, Roma rights activists undertook a legal battle in European courts to challenge the pervasive discrimination that has kept them living on the fringes of society.Roma right activists filed a complaint in 1999 before the European Court of Human Rights saying that Roma students were 27 times likelier than non-Roma children to be placed in substandard schools. Eight years later, the court found that the Czech government indeed placed a disproportionate number of Roma children in special schools for children with learning disabilities, which was deemed an act of segregation that violated fundamental human rights.Known as Brown v. Board of Education of Europe, the ruling highlighted the plight of the Roma, who are often denied access to basic rights and face a life of poverty, discrimination, and exclusion. The ruling was momentous.“It shook the system,” said Adriana Zimova, J.D.’11, a human rights attorney from Slovakia and a Roma rights activist.“It came at a time when putting Roma children in special schools for children with mental disabilities was accepted as the norm,” she added. “And all of a sudden, the court came and said, ‘Actually, that’s no longer permissible.’”Zimova spoke last week at Harvard Law School about the challenges of fighting human rights abuses against the Roma. Zimova was accompanied by Margareta Matache, a Roma rights activist.Matache, who grew up in Romania in the 1980s and now works as an instructor atHarvard’s FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, recalled how she escaped a dire future.“I attended a mixed school with Romanian and Roma children,” said Matache. “My best friend was Romanian, and the teachers wanted us to be together in the same classroom. That’s the only reason why I was placed in a Romanian school.”There are between 10 to 12 million Roma across Europe, but although they are the continent’s largest minority, they are often invisible and forgotten. The Roma, also called Romani, shun the term Gypsies, which they find derogatory.Descendants of Indians who settled in Europe about 1,000 years ago, the Roma have suffered discrimination throughout their history. A quarter of their population were persecuted and killed during the Holocaust.But despite their victory in the court, which helped draw attention to their situation, little has changed. Ninety percent of the Roman live below the poverty line and struggle to have access to good education, housing, and employment. Only 1 percent go to college.“The ruling led to a greater recognition of the segregation that Roma suffer,” said Zimova. But the legal battle continues for many Roma rights activists, and more efforts to fight prejudice against Roma are necessary, said Zimova and Matache.The Roma live in segregated neighborhoods, which are surrounded by walls built by non-Romas to keep them separated, said Zimova. Other signs of racism prevail: employment ads with “No Roma Need Apply” signs, and restaurants’ refusal to serve Roma customers.Incidents of violence against Roma are common. Houses occupied by Roma have been set on fire, and families have been expelled from the communities. Segregation in schools often still continues, said Matache, but the battle for equal access to education for Roma children goes on as well.“Litigation was not enough because we continue to segregate Romani children in Romania,” she said. “We need a more holistic approach. On one hand, we need to work on the legal case, but we also need to have a strategy that continues after the ruling form the court and keeps working with the communities.”last_img read more

Will Chase & More Begin Performances in Something Rotten!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows Will Chase(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Will Chase, Josh Grisetti and Leslie Kritzer will be welcomed to the Renaissance on July 18! The trio join the cast of Something Rotten! as Shakespeare, Nigel Bottom and Bea, respectively. On that same day, ensemble member Catherine Brunell will take over the role of Portia. They step in for Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders.Curious to see Chase’s take on the Bard? Watch his first performance of “Will Power” live on Facebook at 7:45 PM here.Chase played the role of Shakespeare in the first reading of Something Rotten! before going on to star in Nashville. Tony nominated for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, his additional Broadway credits include Rent, Aida, Miss Saigon, The Full Monty, Lennon, High Fidelity, Billy Elliot, The Story of My Life and Nice Work If You Can Get It. On screen Chase has also been seen in Smash, The Good Wife, Necessary Roughness, Rescue Me, Pan Am, White Collar, Blue Bloods and more.Grisetti last appeared on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You; his additional credits include Broadway Bound on the Main Stem and Enter Laughing, Rent, Peter and the Starcatcher and Red Eye of Love off-Broadway. Kritzer recently received a Lucille Lortel Award for her performance in The Robber Bridegroom off-Broadway. On the Great White Way, she has appeared in Elf, Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray. Brunell understudied the role of Portia; she has previously appeared in Les Miserables, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Big River, A Tale of Two Cities, Mary Poppins and Elf on Broadway.Set in the 1590s, the Casey Nicholaw-helmed show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.Something Rotten! currently stars Rob McClure, Brad Oscar, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi and André Ward.center_img View Comments Something Rotten!last_img read more

Ag Tech.

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that in today’shigh-tech world, more than 4 billion people don’t have accessto refrigerated milk. And more than 400 million people worldwide,including 180 million children, suffer from vitamin A deficiency.All that could change quickly.”Researchers are able to distill insights from mountainsof data and immediately reapply that knowledge to continue pushingthe frontiers of science,” said William F. Kirk to a Universityof Georgia audience. Group vice president of DuPont BiosolutionsEnterprise, Kirk delivered the 2000 D.W. Brooks Lecture Oct. 2in Athens, Ga.Baby BiotechBiotech applications in agriculture are in their infancy, hesaid.”Most current genetically enhanced plant varieties aremodified only for a single trait, such as herbicide toleranceor pest resistance,” Kirk said. “The rapid progressbeing made in genomics may enhance plant breeding to help securebetter and more consistent yields. This would be of great benefitto those farming marginal lands worldwide.”Today, nutritional and health benefits beyond those availablein foods are delivered in pharmaceuticals and vitamin supplements. “In the future, the potential exists to provide thesebenefits to a greater part of the world, at significantly lowercost, through foods,” he said. “We have a tremendousopportunity to help society.”Super FoodPotential health benefits from biotech foods include: Soybean, sunflower and peanut oils lower in saturated fats. Fruits and vegetables higher in beta carotene and vitamins C and E. Bananas that deliver oral vaccines for diseases such as hepatitis B. Potatoes and corn with modified starch content. Strawberries with augmented cancer-fighting nutrients. Allergen-free rice and rice with higher lysine content.Farmable land on the planet is depleted every day, he said. The most urgent need for agriculture is to create plants with the highest yields per acre possible.A Hungry World”According to the United Nations, 800 million people worldwideare already chronically malnourished,” Kirk said.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that twoof every five children in developing countries are stunted, onein three is underweight and one in 10 is “wasted” dueto undernourishment.”Biotechnology alone won’t solve the problems of hungerand malnutrition,” Kirk said, “but it can play an importantrole.”Waves of ChangeKirk said change in agriculture has come in waves. The firstwas mechanization. The second was crop protection. “Today,the third wave has formed: biotechnology and information technology,”he said. “And this wave promises to be revolutionary.”Technology, he said, “will help us improve food quality,safety, taste, nutrition, cost and convenience.”But it won’t be easy. While agriculture is used to being constantlyreshaped by scientific breakthroughs, this change will be different.”Our industry has been accustomed to incremental changeas the population grew,” Kirk said. “But we now faceconstant step changes, which are measured in months, not decades.”Competitive KeyBiotechnology may be the key to creating a competitive edgein the global marketplace, he said.”Biotechnology will be one of the most powerful toolsat our disposal for sustainable growth in the 21st century,”Kirk said. “It is critical that we be responsive to people’sconcerns.”The opportunities are large and exciting,” he said.”We must continue to work with industry, government and otherstakeholders to see that this potential is realized.”Kirk feels only those who remain on the cutting edge of technologywill prosper in this new environment.”The only constant is change,” he said. “Wehave to be on our toes to deal with biotechnology, e-commerce,the knowledge explosion and the many new partnerships.”The D.W. Brooks Lecture Series and Faculty Awards of Excellence, sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, are named for the late UGA agronomy professor and founder of Gold Kist, Inc., and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies. Photo: GCCE William Kirk delivers 2000 D.W. Brooks Lecture.last_img read more

Suffolk Legis.-elect Caracappa Charged With Domestic Violence, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here. “The arrest of and the allegations against Legislator-elect Nicholas Caracappa are very serious,” Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Rob Calarco (D-Patchogue) said. “I do not know the specifics of the case and cannot comment further. He was not to be sworn in until January, but these events do not undo the election. He has a right to his day in court. At this time my prayers are with his family.” Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County Legislator-elect Nicholas Caracappa of Selden was arrested Tuesday for alleged domestic violence less than a month before he is scheduled to be sworn into office, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to the 53-year-old’s Hawkins Road home, where he was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of criminal obstruction of breathing related to a domestic incident, police said. Judge James Saladino released Caracappa without bail following his initial appearance at First District Court in Central Islip.“If you think you are going to get 50 percent and give it to a stupid douchebag, I will kill you first,” Caracappa told the victim, according to court documents that authorities filed in the case. Authorities said he also “grabbed and pushed the victim…up against a wall and squeezed her neck and prevented her from breathing.”Caracappa was elected in a November special election to fill the year left on the term of the late Legislator Tom Muratore, who represented Suffolk’s centrally located fourth district until he died in September. The Conservative Party member is expected to caucus with the legislature’s Republican minority.Caracappa previously worked for the Suffolk County Water Authority for more than 34 years, was president of Local 393 Utility Workers union, and served on the Middle Country School Board. The district seat he won was previously represented by his mother, Rose Caracappa, whose name adorns the legislative chamber where lawmakers hold their meetings in Hauppauge.Two Suffolk legislators also are facing criminal charges.Suffolk Legislator Dr. William Spencer (D-Centerport) pleaded not guilty to drug charges in October after authorities said he tried to trade drugs for sexual favors from an undercover police officer posing as a sex worker. And Suffolk Legislator Rudy Sunderman (R-Mastic) was arrested in 2019 on perjury charges resulting from a county ethics law investigation, Suffolk prosecutors have said. Sunderman also pleaded not guilty. Both Sunderman and Spencer remain sitting lawmakers while their cases are pending.Caracappa is due back in court on Jan. 21. He is scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 4. His attorney could not be reached for comment.last_img read more