Wind-driven diversion of summer river runoff preconditions the Laptev Sea coastal polynya hydrography: Evidence from summer-to-winter hydrographic records of 2007-2009

first_imgThis paper examines the role of atmospheric forcing in modifying the pathways of riverine water on the Laptev Sea shelf, using summer-to-winter hydrographic surveys from 2007-2009. Over the two consecutive winter seasons of 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 in the area of the winter coastal polynya, our data clearly link winter surface salinity fields to the previous summer conditions, with substantially different winter salinity patterns preconditioned by summer atmospheric forcing. In the summer of 2007 dominant along-shore westerly winds in the cyclonic regime force the Lena River runoff to flow eastward. In contrast, in the summer of 2008 dominant along-shore easterly winds over the East Siberian Sea and on-shore northerly winds over the Laptev Sea in the anticyclonic regime lock the riverine water in the vicinity of the Lena Delta. Over the coastal polynya area in the southeastern Laptev Sea these patterns precondition a surface salinity difference of 8-16 psu between the winters of 2008 and 2009. Overall, this indicates a residence time of at least half a year for riverine water on the Laptev Sea shelf. Future climate change associated with enhanced summer cyclonicity over the eastern Arctic may turn more riverine water eastward along the eastern Siberian coast, resulting in weaker vertical density stratification over the Laptev Sea shelf with possible impact on the efficiency of vertical mixing and polynya dense water production.last_img read more

Sullivan Honored As AIM Legislator Of The Year

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was recently named an Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Legislator of the Year for her work to pass a long-term road funding plan.“We were committed to remaining fiscally responsible while passing the largest road funding plan in the state’s history,” Sullivan said. “Local communities maintain 86 percent of our roads and bridges. I would like to thank AIM for its work to continually improve Indiana’s cities and towns, and for supporting our road funding plan. This push to upgrade our state’s infrastructure will have a positive effect on our community and state for many years.”In addition to Sullivan, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) and Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) were honored by AIM for their work to fund a long-term plan to improve Indiana’s roads and bridges. As a result of the legislation, cities and towns across the state are now ramping up for major road maintenance projects that have been long-delayed, according to Matt Greller, AIM CEO.“It’s a true honor to thank House Speaker Bosma and Representatives Brown, Soliday and Sullivan for their unwavering dedication this past legislative session,” Greller said. “They worked tirelessly to ensure that 2017 was the year Indiana began re-investing in our infrastructure in a meaningful, sustainable way. Hoosiers will reap the benefits of this investment for decades to come.”Sullivan serves on the House Committee on Roads and Transportation and the House Committee on Ways and Means, which makes recommendations to the Indiana General Assembly on any legislation dealing with the expenditure of money.last_img read more

The Avett Brothers Pay Tribute To Prince With Acoustic ‘When Doves Cry’ [Watch]

first_imgLast night, beloved Americana group The Avett Brothers took a moment to pay tribute to the late great musician Prince. There’s no denying that the Purple One’s legacy stretches far and wide, with bands from practically every genre coming forth and paying their respects through music, reflections, and more.The Avetts performed their staple “Pretty Girl From Annapolis,” when they suddenly worked in an interlude of the Prince classic “When Doves Cry” in the middle of the song. The emotional moment was brief, but powerful all the same.Watch fan-shot footage below, courtesy of YouTube user DCRANGERFAN:RIP Prince. We miss you already.[H/t JamBase]last_img

In lives of others, a compass for his own

first_imgIt took Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez several years and nearly 10,000 miles, on a journey that included several cities around the world, to find his calling in his hometown.The son of a political refugee from the former Soviet Union, Spivakovsky-Gonzalez, J.D. ’17, was born in Boston and grew up in Spain, Canada, and the United States. He studied economics at the University of California at Berkeley, completed a master’s in development studies at the University of Cambridge in England, and went to work as a research economist in Washington, D.C.It was after his stints in Cambridge and Washington that he experienced “the dissonance” of studying poverty and inequality in wealthy institutions, and the limits to making a direct impact on people’s lives as a researcher.Yearning for a career that resolved that discord, he applied to Harvard Law School. When he was accepted, it felt like a homecoming of sorts. The first house he lived in was three blocks from the Law School.But the real epiphany came while working at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, one of the School’s clinical programs and the oldest student-run organization in the United States. The bureau provides free civil legal services to people who cannot afford an attorney. It was there that he found his passion.“We help people who are often forgotten and live different lives from what we often see either in Washington, D.C., or the Law School,” said Spivakovsky-Gonzalez on a recent morning near Harvard Yard.Entering his second semester as the bureau’s president, he plans to become a public-interest lawyer. As a student attorney with the bureau, he has represented East Boston residents facing eviction in Boston Housing Court, and helped veterans apply for benefits at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain. Both experiences left deep marks on him.“Before, I felt a little bit removed from a lot of the populations that are most affected by the decisions and policies that are made in Washington,” he said. “Here, I can help people more directly.”Case in point: In August 2015, Spivakovsky-Gonzalez represented tenants of a four-unit apartment building on Bennington Street in East Boston, who were being forced to either pay twice their past rent or lose their homes. With his legal advice and representation and that of three other students, the cases were settled in favor of the tenants, who stayed put.“Many people are unaware of the law,” he said. “They think they don’t have legal rights but in fact under the law they have rights and leverage to improve their situation.”Spivakovsky-Gonzalez kept his poise throughout the trial, said instructor Eloise Lawrence, who supervised the students.“He was the picture of grace under pressure,” said Lawrence. “For example, he kept  his composure even when he was conducting a direct examination and the interpreter was incorrectly translating the witness’s testimony — which Pedro knew because he is fluent in Spanish — and the judge was berating him for raising his concerns. When the verdict came down in our client’s favor, he would not let any of us smile at counsel table for fear of appearing  that we were gloating.  He’s the opposite of today’s professional athlete who does a victory dance at a mere good play.”As the bureau’s leader, Spivakovsky-Gonzalez has to uphold its dual mission of providing civic legal aid to low-income residents in the Greater Boston area while giving students a chance to practice housing, family, benefits, and wage and hour law. Students practice under Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:03, which allows them to offer legal assistance under the supervision of clinical instructors who are working attorneys.Students who work on housing issues attend weekly meetings organized by City Life/Vida Urbana, a community group that helps Boston area residents fight eviction, foreclosure, and displacement. That is where they meet potential clients.The bureau’s assistance has proved crucial, said Andres Del Castillo, an organizer with City Life/Vida Urbana, who led a recent meeting in the basement of a church near the Maverick T station. About 30 people were on hand to ask for assistance with problems such as eviction, sudden rent increases, and cockroach infestation.“We have very limited resources,” said Del Castillo. “It’s a miracle what happens here. The law students do their best to help people in the community.”This summer, as well as attending community meetings in East Boston, Spivakovsky-Gonzalez worked with veterans in Jamaica Plain. Both experiences helped him recognize that public-interest law is his calling, and that giving back to the community is a way to honor his own history. His parents came to the United States after living in dictatorships in their home countries.“It’s hard to know where one will end up,” he said of his return to Boston. “But it’s nice to be back to the place where I’m originally from to work in public-interest law and give help to people who need it.”last_img read more

Triple Threat: Introducing ECS 3.0 to Modernize, Optimize and Transform Enterprise Data Centers

first_imgToday we’re launching ECS (Elastic Cloud Storage) 3.0, the latest release of EMC’s  cloud-scale object storage platform. Companies around the world are trying to harness the digital economy to engage with customers in new and interesting ways. This digital transformation requires a radically different approach to IT, as traditional infrastructure was not meant to serve the needs of an always connected world generating Zetabytes of data. Not surprisingly, many IT leaders are trying to work through a significant challenge – how do I transform my organization’s IT infrastructure to be more agile, but do so without any disruption to the business?As the third generation of EMC’s object platform, ECS can help customers navigate this tradeoff. With ECS, organizations can not only embrace cloud-native applications that directly enable Digital Transformation, but can also optimize their existing, traditional IT investments. Here are some highlights of the ECS 3.0 release:ECS now certified to run on Dell Servers: Customers have the flexibility of consuming ECS as a turnkey appliance, or as software running on their hardware.ECS Dedicated Cloud Service: A managed offering that allows customers to use dedicated ECS units running in Virtustream datacenters around the world.Ultra-dense tape replacement SKU: The new ultra-dense D-Series ECS nodes can now pack up to 6.2 PB in a single rack, making it a great system for replacing ageing tape librariesWorkload Flexibility: ECS supports multiple protocols like Amazon S3, Centera CAS, NFS, OpenStack SWIFT, and HDFS. This enables organizations to pool data from multiple sources into one, single, global data lake that can be used to eliminated the silos that effect traditional storage platforms With the launch of v3.0, ECS also supports Windows-based (CIFS/SMB) applications.New capabilities for enterprises: New features aimed at large enterprises, such as advanced retention management (ARM), enhanced compliance capabilities, as well as improved monitoring and alerting featuresThe customer response to ECS since its launch has been phenomenal, and our momentum has been recognized by the analyst community as well. IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni has said that “ECS has one of the best Object Storage architectures suited for 3rd Platform applications,” and ESG recently validated that ECS can help customers achieve upto a 60% lower storage TCO than leading public cloud providers.Learn more about how ECS can enable your transformation , follow @DellEMCECS on Twitter, or try it out – for free!last_img read more

Soros opts for property to hedge hi-tech losses

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Historical church could be yours

first_img65 Ipswich St, EskThis could be one of the most picturesque properties on the market in southeast Queensland.The former church that dates back to the 1800s could be all yours after it was listed for sale last week.65 Ipswich St, EskIt sits on the main road of Esk, a small town in the Somerset region about an hour out of Brisbane.65 Ipswich St, EskMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Owner Helen Louise Hayden has owned the property for the last two years, and was looking for someone else to take on the unique historical property.Originally built in 1874 as a silver wedding anniversary present, it was a prominent part of many peoples lives in the town for more than a hundred years.65 Ipswich St, Esk”A lot of people stop by and tell me about weddings here and Sunday school,” she said.The church was desacralised sometime in the last few decades, but she said the building was still very significant for the community.“It would be a really great place for a bed and breakfast,” she said.“I put money into it but it needs someone to carry it to the next step.”65 Ipswich St, EskThe price guide is for offers over $585,000 and as well as the church it comes with a hall and outhouse, all on a three-and-a-half acre block.last_img read more

Catholic Church Hosts Bible Week

first_imgFaithLifestyleLocalNews Catholic Church Hosts Bible Week by: – September 23, 2016 258 Views   one comment Tweet By: Curvia JohnThe Diocesan Pastoral Center will be hosting a symposium on the Bible and Creation during Bible Week 2016.The theme for this year’s Bible Week is ‘Ignorance of Scripture, is Ignorance of Christ’ and runs from September 25th 2016 to September 30th 2016.A press conference detailing Bible Week was held at the Dominica Catholic Radio on Thursday, September 22, 2016.Monsignor William Jno Lewis told the press conference that the symposium is to explain creation based on the Bible.“This press conference is to speak about Bible Week 2016, and part of Bible week is a symposium on creation, based on the Holy Father’s encyclical. We are having Bible week to place emphasis on the scriptures, because clearly the scriptures play a very big part in all of our lives and we just want to focus on that,” he noted.Sister Lorraine Royer said that a pageant portraying prominent biblical figures will be held during Bible Week.“We are suggesting that parishes could have a pageant of biblical figures. The figures dressed in costumes will introduce themselves to the audience. This activity will be well suited to parish youth groups, confirmation candidates, and schools. It’s also a way of getting to know the biblical personages in the scriptures, like Tabitha and Zechariah and so forth,” Royer stated. Royer also asked the parishes to have Bible quizzes to test the youth’s knowledge of the Bible.“Another suggestion is Bible quizzes on the names, places and events in the Bible and this could be a daily event in our Catholic schools. This will help us to know the scriptures. We also want to reemphasize is the enthronement of the Bible in our homes, to ensure that the Bible is an important part of your daily lives,” Royer further added. According to Jno Lewis, the theme was chosen in honor of St. Jerome and he asked the parishes to celebrate him during the week.“The theme of the week is taken from Saint Jerome, and we actually chose that theme because the end of Bible week is the feast of Saint Jerome, so we will end the week with that feast. We are suggesting that all the parishes could mark the ending of the week, with a special word service in honor of Saint Jerome,” Jno Lewis told the press conference.Jno Lewis also stated that the symposium came about from a course that he participated. This symposium came as a result of a course that we did on the encyclical, and many of the participants felt that somehow the course needed a larger audience. So we planned a symposium and we have invited a panel of five individuals who will speak on various aspects of creation and the environment,” Jno Lewis added.The symposium which is carded for the 29th of September 2016, will focus on Pollution and Climate Change, the issue of water, Loss of Biodiversity, Decline in the equality of human life and the breakdown of society as well as Global Inequality. These themes were all taken from the encyclical. Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Messi urges Barcelona to offload teammate amid pay cut row

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline RushThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical9 Fictional Universes We Wouldn’t Want To Live InWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? One of the most crucial Barcelona players could be sold by the board this summer after a recommendation from Lionel Messi.Advertisement Read Also: Messi convinces Barcelona veteran to return to the clubChelsea and Bayern Munich are two clubs interesting in signing the former Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper for his estimated fee of 100 million euros.Meanwhile, the Blaugrana are in talks with Ajax Amsterdam shot-stopper Andre Onana over a move in the summer as a replacement to their potential outgoing number one.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona are under a dark state internally and there seems to be no respite for those in the senior positions at the club. After the resignation of six directors from the board and a fallout with the players due to a 70% wage cut, Josep Maria Bartomeu’s hopes of becoming the club’s president for another tenure at crumbling at an alarming rate.To add to their issues, the Catalans are struggling to get rid of players who are supposed to earn them cash to fund Lautaro Martinez and Neymar’s arrival. Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Samuel Umtiti have all seen their market value crash and there are not many suitors wanting to pay well for the services of the trio who was tipped for big things at Barca.Barcelona president BartomeuDiario GOL has claimed that in a risky move for the future, Lionel Messi has asked Barcelona to get rid of Marc-Andre ter Stegen.The goalkeeper has been the Blaugrana’s second best player over the last two seasons behind the Argentinian Messi and therefore has seen his transfer fee reach 100 million euros.Marc-Andre ter Stegen is reportedly unhappy at the Camp Nou because of the board’s reluctance in meeting his financial demands.The Germany international wants a major improvement in his contract and has had his demands constantly postponed, which have frustrated him in addition to falling out with Lionel Messi. Loading… last_img read more

Florine Anna Marie Mergenthal

first_imgFlorine Anna Marie Mergenthal, age 90 of Batesville, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at her home. Born January 21, 1926 in Franklin County, she is the daughter of Frank and Eleanor (Nee:  Klostermeyer) Meyer.  She married William Mergenthal September 2, 1950,  and they were together for 51 years before preceding her in death on May 30, 2002.  Florine graduated from Batesville High School in 1944 and worked at Blank’s Drug Store following graduation where her future husband also worked.She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads and was a devoted choir member there for over 40 years.  Florine was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, her family was very important to her.  She enjoyed life on the family farm and had a love and special affection for all animals, especially her favorite cats.  She was an excellent baker, who made great pies and cookies.She is survived by her son Daryl Mergenthal of Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter and son-in-law Sheryl and Alvin Harmeyer of Batesville; grandsons Ryan and Ross Harmeyer. In addition to her husband and parents, Florine was preceded in death by infant daughter Sue Ellen Mergenthal and infant brother Earl Meyer.Visitation is Friday, May 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday, May 21st at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Crossroads.  Funeral services are 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21st, at the church, with Pastor John Kost officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery.  (For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com)last_img read more