Oceanic fronts control the distribution of dissolved barium in the Southern Ocean

first_imgThe globally-observed relationship between oceanic barium and the macronutrient silicic acid results from the shared influence of large-scale ocean circulation and mixing on the two elements, and the inherent link between barium and organic matter formation and dissolution. A detailed examination of deviations from barium-silicon correlations can reveal variations in non-conservative processes within the marine barium cycle. Here, we present a high-resolution dataset of dissolved barium and macronutrients from the Drake Passage and the Scotia and Weddell Seas. Our new results highlight the influence of Southern Ocean frontal zones on barium cycling and the deviations of barium and macronutrient distributions as a result of spatial variations in phytoplankton assemblages and in barite formation processes. These new data also reinforce findings that water mass mixing and ocean circulation, in particular the location of oxygen minima, play a key role in barium distribution. Our findings have implications for the use of sedimentary barium as a proxy for export production, which may be complicated by physical water circulation changes or shifts in plankton community structure.last_img read more

Deposits alternative firm is latest casualty of Coronavirus

first_imgRental deposit platform Fronted is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus crisis after announcing that the business has been mothballed and most of its staff furloughed.The company revealed its new service in December, saying it would help tenants pay their rental deposit by splitting it into more affordable chunks.Fronted was due to soft-launch last month with a limited number of tenants and with the support of the Financial Conduct Authority’s tech start-up arm.But the Coronavirus pandemic means few people are moving home even in the rented sector, and the FCA now has more pressing issues to deal with including battling to help growing numbers of people afford the basics.In an email to its registered database, founders Simon Vans-Colina, Jamie Campbell and Anthony Mann (pictured) have revealed that the company is to go into ‘hibernation for a few months’.Re-emerge“When we re-emerge from this crisis our world will be different. People will need a change after months of isolation and opportunities in cities for work and education will return. The world we will inherit is a world where Fronted still fits,” the trio say.“Everyone needs to stay safe and stay put. During this time, we will continue to support renters with educational and factual content, and we will raise awareness of your rights while things are more confusing than usual.”Their tech uses Open Banking technology to enable Fronted to assess a tenant’s financial health prior to lending them their tenancy deposit.Read more about rental deposits.Simon Vans-Colina Anthony Mann Fronted Jamie Campbell rental deposit April 3, 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Deposits alternative firm is latest casualty of Coronavirus previous nextCOVID-19 newsDeposits alternative firm is latest casualty of CoronavirusFronted had hoped to launch this week but its plans to help tenants afford and manage their rental deposit payments have now been mothballed until the crisis is over.Nigel Lewis3rd April 20200639 Viewslast_img read more

Indian Navy’s First Scorpene Sub Undocks

first_img View post tag: News by topic Kalvari, first of the Indian Navy’s Scorpene class stealth submarines being built under the Project 75, under collaboration with M/s DCNS, France, achieved a major milestone with her ‘undocking’ at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL).The project 75, which has already seen a delay of almost 40 months, has now been brought on track and the delivery schedule for the successive submarines have been reduced.With a name steeped in the long and glorious tradition of its illustrious predecessor, an erstwhile Russian ‘Foxtrot’ class submarine, Kalvari, upon its scheduled commissioning in 2016, would lend an enormous fillip to the Indian Navy’s underwater capability. The remaining five boats of the Project 75 would be delivered by the yard to the Navy by 2020 and would form the core of the Navy’s submarine arm for the next two decades.The Scorpene submarines would pack a potent punch. She would be equipped with anti-ship missiles and long range guided torpedoes alongwith modern sensor suite.[mappress mapid=”15604″]Image: Indian Navy Authorities View post tag: Scorpene View post tag: first View post tag: asia View post tag: sub Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy’s First Scorpene Sub Undocks April 7, 2015 View post tag: Naval Indian Navy’s First Scorpene Sub Undocks View post tag: Undocks View post tag: Navy View post tag: Indian Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

USNS Sacagawea to visit Papua New Guinea for Koa Moana 16.2

first_img Authorities View post tag: Koa Moana View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Sacagawea to visit Papua New Guinea for Koa Moana 16.2 View post tag: USNS Sacagawea U.S. Navy’s dry cargo ship USNS Sacagawea is scheduled to visit Port Moresby from June 17 to 24 as part of Exercise Koa Moana 16.2, a bilateral exchange between the U.S Marine Corps and the Papua New Guinea Defense Force.In addition to working with Papua New Guinea, U.S. service members on the USNS Sacagawea will conduct security cooperation events in Asia-Pacific with several other partner nations, including Timor Leste, Tonga, and Fiji.Exercise Koa Moana, which is Hawaiian meaning “Ocean Warrior”, is designed to improve interoperability and enhance military-to-military relations with partner nations.The exercise will give U.S. service members exposure to different types of terrain and familiarity in the event of a natural disaster in the region. Exercise Koa Moana provides a unique training opportunity for building stronger relationships and promoting capacity for training.Additionally, a combined U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard team will conduct operations to help combat transnational crime on the high seas within partner nations’ Exclusive Economic Zones.The current Koa Moana iteration will focus primarily on improving partnerships, community relation projects, utilizing amphibious assets and engineering capabilities between the allied nations, while follow-on iterations will feature U.S. Pacific Fleet forces, such as the Navy’s 7th Fleet, and other units assigned to Marine Forces Pacific. June 16, 2016 USNS Sacagawea to visit Papua New Guinea for Koa Moana 16.2 Share this articlelast_img read more

Evansville Housing Authority Receives $250,000 Safety-Security Grant

first_imgThe Evansville Housing Authority (EHA) has received a $250,000 Emergency Safety and Security grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).EHA applied for the HUD funding in the wake of rising crime statistics and drug-related activity in Evansville. Chief of Police Billy Bolin offered a letter of support as part of the application, affirming “I am aware that the Evansville Housing Authority has already taken safety and security measures to counteract this increase in crime and drug activity, as have we as a police department, but the additional resources from HUD will help further reduce these crimes and drug issues.”News of the grant award arrived as EHA kicked off the $18.2 million Phase 1 refurbishment of public housing apartments under a new HUD program known as RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration Project). Phase 1 improvements are expected to be completed by June 30, 2017. Projected completion date for the $13.5 million RAD Phase 2 improvements is late 2017.Executive Director Rick Moore says, “The transition to RAD will provide the residents with renovated apartments and energy efficient appliances. In addition, the Emergency Safety and Security grant funds will be used to increase safety in our apartment communities and further EHA’s overall commitment to improving the quality of life for our residents.”The Fulton Square and Caldwell Homes properties will be the first to receive the security upgrades, Moore noted.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Grandfather in cruise ship toddler death is passing on a jury trial

first_img Previous articleLatest stats show “widespread flu” with Indiana and Michigan listed highNext articleNotre Dame rescinds awards for the late Jean Vanier Tommie Lee Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – February 24, 2020 0 261 Grandfather in cruise ship toddler death is passing on a jury trial Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook FILE – This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Kimberley Wiegand, the mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on the cruise ship in Puerto Rico, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday, July 22, 2019 that her family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises for “not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship.” (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File) Salvatore Anello, who is accused in the cruise ship death of his grandchild, has declined his right to a jury trial.On Monday the grandfather of the Granger toddler declined a jury trial and will instead face a judge. The case is expected to be heard in April.Eighteen month-old Chloe Wiegand died after falling through an open window in July of 2019 while the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas was docked in Puerto Rico.The family has sued the cruise line for negligence, and the company is suing the grandfather who had been holding the little girl. IndianaLocalNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Google+last_img read more

News story: The Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Pay) Act 2018

first_imgThe Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Pay) Act 2018 has now received Royal Assent. This enabled the Secretary of State to make a determination on MLA pay and allowances, which she has now made, confirming that the forthcoming £500 inflationary increase from 1 April will not apply to MLAs. Secretary of State determination MS Word Document, 78.5KBlast_img

‘The Constitution and the Question of Power’

first_imgNoah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, will deliver a lecture titled “The Constitution and the Question of Power” at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in Emerson Hall, Room 101. The event is free and open to the public.The lecture commemorates Constitution Day, the annual celebration of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. In accordance with a bill signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2004, all educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the Constitution.The Constitution is the central instrument of American government and the “supreme law of the land.” It is the oldest written constitution in the world still in force. It outlines the structure and powers of the three branches of the federal government, and the division of power between the federal and state governments. The Constitution, which took effect in 1789, has served as a model for similar documents in many other nations. The original document, covering four pages, is housed in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2003 he was senior constitutional adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and subsequently advised members of the Iraqi Governing Council on drafting the Transitional Administrative Law, or interim constitution.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s community helps meet each other’s needs with free store

first_imgIn the basement of Le Mans Hall, a small room lined with shelves offers the Saint Mary’s community an opportunity to participate in a model of finding things they need and passing along things they no longer use.“We have a free store that provides many things for students that they might be looking for, ranging from clothes and bedding to anything they might be looking for … that they don’t want to buy or can’t afford to buy,” senior Annie Maguire, the ministry assistant for Le Mans Hall, said.The free store is one of several resources on campus that students can utilize when they find themselves in need, she said. Another of these is Mother Pauline’s Pantry, although it has no affiliation with Campus Ministry as the free store does.“The free store is an initiative through Campus Ministry,” Maguire said. “Campus Ministry has run and operated the free store since its creation.”All functions of the free store are overseen by Regina Wilson, director of Campus Ministry, Maguire said. It is staffed by the ministry assistants from each of the residence halls.“It’s a really nice way we can share our resources as a community and look out for each other,” Maguire said.The free store has a variety of items donated by the Saint Mary’s community, including clothing, bedding, school supplies and dishes.“We want to take away any stigma that can come with not having enough funds to purchase your own clothes, your own binders, folders and materials for school,” Maguire said. “All these things are necessary as a student.”Maguire said the expenses associated with being a college student are already high without the cost of items that are available in the free store.“The mission is to … really emphasize how we can take care of each other as a community, not just in Le Mans, but uniting all the [dorm] communities together,” she said.The free store opened to students for the year about a month ago, Maguire said.“We decided we would find a clear schedule and try to get it out to students as soon as we could so that students would look at the schedule and plan in the days when they could come in,” she said.In the past, students have noted the free store seemed to be open at odd times of day, Maguire said, so the ministry assistants who run the store want to make sure it gets better advertisement this year.“Most students who come in are discovering the free store for the first time, but there are also some returners,” she said. “It’s always a joy to see people walking through the doors for the first time and understanding this radical model that is very different from our consumer culture where everything has to be bought and sold. The moment when a student finds out that they can just take something for free, their eyes light up and it brings a smile to their face, knowing that Saint Mary’s is supporting them in a way that they need.”Maguire said members of Saint Mary’s faculty and staff are also welcome to make donations to and browse the free store. Donation boxes are located outside the free store, and their contents are placed on the store’s shelves each time an ministry assistant opens up shop.“I think this is a hidden gem of Saint Mary’s that is unique to us,” Maguire said. “I don’t see this model embodied at other institutions, and I think it’s one thing that’s really special and speaks to our mission of really meeting the needs of students.”Tags: Campus Ministry, Community, free storelast_img read more

Hogwarts Takeover! 5 More Harry Potter Stars We Want to See on Broadway

first_imgGrab your school scarf and your broomstick, because Broadway is beginning to look a lot like Hogwarts. With Daniel Radcliffe playing the title role in The Cripple of Inishmaan and Rupert Grint gearing up to play wunderkind director Frank Finger in It’s Only a Play, Broadway is seeing its fair share of young wizards—but there’s a few more we’d love to see on the boards. We don’t know if any of them can sing, but hey, a Hufflepuff can dream! Emma WatsonCome on, Emma, complete the Harry Potter trifecta! We’ve been hoping for Hermione’s Broadway debut ever since we saw her dance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2012, but now it’s just getting ridiculous. Make our lives “perfectly marvelous” and play Sally Bowles in Cabaret! Matthew LewisAfter his impressive transformation from geek to stud, Matthew Lewis has certainly become Broadway leading man material. After playing the bumbling Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise, we think it’s time the star was promoted to leader of the pack—the Newsies pack! Can’t you see this member of Dumbledore’s Army leading the newsboys strike as Jack Kelly in the hit Disney musical? Star Files Bonnie WrightIf she makes her Broadway debut, the name on everybody’s lips is gonna be Bonnie. Yep, we’re envisioning the all-grown-up Ginny Weasley as conniving inmate Roxie Hart in Chicago. The Chamber of Secrets is nothing compared to Cook County Jail. Tom FeltonThe English actor and singer played sinister Slytherin Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, but now that he’s all grown up we think it’s high time he hopped the pond and made his Broadway debut. We’d love to see him find his corner of the sky in Pippin—and after seeing him shirtless on TNT’s Murder in the First, we know this is an excellent decision. View Comments Evanna LynchThe stage and screen actress spent years perfecting that “permanently surprised look” as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter—now that she’s all grown up, we’d love to see her go from loony Luna to lovelorn Lauren in Kinky Boots. Besides, we already know she has awesome taste in shoes. Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more