Climate-linked iceberg activity massively reduces spatial competition in Antarctic shallow waters

first_imgLife on Antarctica’s coastal seabed rollercoasters between food-rich, open-water, iceberg-scoured summers and food-sparse winters, when the sea surface freezes into ‘fast-ice’, locking up icebergs, reducing their seabed collisions (scouring). In the last half century, there have been massive losses of winter sea ice along the Antarctic Peninsula, as well as retreat of glaciers and disintegration of ice shelves coincident with rapid recent regional warming [1]. More calving from glaciers and ice shelves coupled with less winter ice should increase scouring of the seabed — which is where most Antarctic species live (http//www.SCAR-MarBIN.be). Polar benthos are considered highly sensitive to change, slow growing and all endemic. However, the only published effect of increased scouring on benthos has been increased mortality of the pioneer species Fenstrulina rugula, adjacent to Rothera Research station, West Antarctic Peninsula [2] (Supplemental information; Figure S1). It is likely that the recent increase in mortality in this species reflects the mortality of other species on hard substrata. A 2013 survey dive at a nearby locality (Lagoon Island) revealed large areas where no live mega- or macro-fauna could be found, the first time this has been observed there despite being regularly visited by scientific divers since 1997. Here, we report the first assemblage level changes coincident with increased scouring.last_img read more

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EVANSVILLE OTTERS ADVANCE TO FINALS

first_imgThe best of five series against the #4 ranked, River City Rascals, will begin at Bosse Field on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:35pm, followed by Game #2 at Bosse Field on Wednesday, September 14.Game #3 will be at River City on Friday, September 16. Game #4, if necessary, will be played at River City on Saturday, September 17.Game #5 will return to Bosse Field, if necessary, on Monday, September 19 at 6:35pm.Special Playoff Package PricingFans can get tickets for both Games #1 and #2 at one price: General Admission: $8Reserved Pavilion: $12Premium Field Box: $12VIP: $16Kids 10 and under will receive a voucher for a free meal each night. Kids free ticket vouchers can be picked up at any Old National Bank location. (Supplies are limited.)Tickets available at www.evansvilleotters.com or by phone at 812-435-8686 ext. 21. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Evansville Otters have advanced to the Championship Series of the Frontier League playoffs with a 3-1 series win against the #2 ranked, Joliet Slammers.last_img read more

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Top judges for 2010 cupcake competition

first_imgLeading UK cake experts will judge entries for Britain’s Best Cupcake Baker 2010, part of the build-up to National Cupcake Week, running from 13-19 September.They are: John Slattery, Slattery’s Patissier and Chocolatier; Chris Bachmann, Bachmann’s Patisserie and Chocolate Creations; and Eric Lanlard, Cake Boy. Organised by BB, the contest welcomes entries from cake specialists, craft and in-store bakeries. Entry deadline is 16 July.The top prize is £1,000-worth of bespoke cupcake cases from sponsor Chevler and a £300 voucher for a specialist cake decoration or chocolate class at Slattery’s Patissier school.See www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk more details.last_img

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Apprentice finalist to launch bakery business

first_imgApprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman is hoping to gain a £250,000 investment for her business proposal Baker’s Toolkit, after failing to secure Lord Alan Sugar’s backing.Last night’s The Apprentice final, on BBC One, saw botox beat baking in the battle for Lord Sugar’s £250,000 investment, and the chance to become his business partner.NHS doctor Leah Totton was crowned the winner of the 9th series with her business proposal of a cosmetic procedure chain, beating cake entrepreneur, Luisa Zissman. However despite losing Lord Sugar’s backing, Zissman is seeking investment for her Baker’s Toolkit business – a one stop shop for baking supplies.Already the founder of online business The Baker Shop, and Dixie’s Cupcakery, based in St Albans, Zissman has pitched her idea to Angels Den – a company that connects business owners who require funding with investors.The Baker’s Toolkit is designed to be a wholesale provider of high-quality baking products to the baking industry. According to the finalist’s Twitter account, she has already gained support from 16 investors. To launch the business, Zissman will be looking to raise £250,000 via crowdfunding and investors.Oliver Zissman, chief operating officer of Baker’s Toolkit, said: “We are delighted to have had such positive feedback from both potential investors as well as the British baking public.  “Bakers Toolkit along with The Baker Shop is all about high quality products and world class & modern service.”last_img read more

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Hear John Prine Cover Stevie Wonder For New Spotify Singles Session

first_imgLegendary singer-songwriter John Prine has been back in the spotlight of late. In April, Prine released The Tree of Forgiveness, his first album of new material in 13 years. The ten-track LP was produced by Nashville vet Dave Cobb, who also served as the producer for recent records from Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and more. Today, John Prine becomes the latest artist to throw their hat in the ring for the ongoing Spotify Singles series, which typically sees musicians record one of their own songs as well as a cover of a song they love for a special release via the global streaming platform.For his Nashville Spotify Singles session, recorded at RCA Studio A, where he laid down The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine opted to record a beautiful acoustic take on classic Stevie Wonder ballad “I Just Called To Say I Love You” in addition to a rendition of “I Have Met My Love Today”, initially released as part of his 2018 album, The Tree of Forgiveness. You can listen to John Prine’s Spotify Singles tracks below via Spotify.John Prine – “I Have Met My Love Today”, “I Just Called To Say I Love You” [Stevie Wonder cover]<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>John Prine also recently announced his brand-new concert destination event, All The Best, set to take place in November 2019 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. In addition to four beachside sets by Prine, the event will feature performance by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kacey Musgraves, Iris Dement, I’m With Her, Lori McKenna, Amanda Shires, Paul Thorn, Tyler Childers, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Ruston Kelly, Gretchen Peters, and Keith Sykes, with more performers to be announced. For more information on John Prine’s new All The Best fest, head here.To listen to all of the previously released Spotify Singles sessions, head here.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

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Harvard’s graduates, aiding others

first_img“It is a fundamental purpose of the modern research university to develop talent in service of a better world. This commitment is at the heart of all we do,” said Harvard President Drew Faust during her 2010 Commencement address. With the Harvard Alumni Association’s (HAA) sixth annual global month of service taking place this month, alumni are putting the University’s core value of public service into practice in their communities around the world.“Our alumni care deeply about service, and there’s a long tradition of service in the alumni community,” said Kristen DeAmicis, director of university-wide alumni engagement for the association. “The global month of service is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the service that’s already being done by alumni, and engage new people in service as well.” Opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and their communities abound during the month of service, from initiatives to clean riverbanks to helping community food banks to mentoring young people and providing pro bono professional services.The effort kicked off last Thursday evening at the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) with an association-sponsored panel on public service moderated by Gene Corbin, assistant dean of student life for public service. Panelists included Emily Click, HDS assistant dean for ministry studies and field education and lecturer on ministry; Christine Letts, Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in the Practice of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); and Laurence Ralph, assistant professor of African and African American Studies and assistant professor of anthropology.Corbin opened the discussion by asking why public service is so vital for a research university. Click had an answer: “Excellence in scholarship does not stand in isolation,” she said. “It needs to be partnered with service to human needs.”Ralph agreed, adding, “Public service enriches learning. About 52 percent of undergraduates will be engaged in some form of public service before they graduate, but we need to make their engagement more sustainable, to develop the habit so it becomes a lifelong value.”Letts emphasized public service as a way to grapple with difficult issues and help teach students complex problem-solving skills. “We want to give students a skill set and an understanding of the broader problems,” she said, “instead of having them just feel good about a single intervention.”The panel turned next to alumni’s role in public-service initiatives. “Our alumni go out and establish organizations that are making a difference in our communities,” said Click, “and then they open them up for our students to come and learn. I’m so thankful for what they do. Alumni also serve as experts and give feedback” on integrating educational approaches with real-world practice, she noted.Ralph said Harvard’s alumni network provides invaluable professional support. “Personal relationships among alumni make a big difference, especially when people find themselves uncomfortable in seemingly intractable situations,” he said. “Alumni are indispensable in offering support and giving our undergraduates opportunities to serve.”He added, “Sometimes it’s important to hold students in places of discomfort” so they can expand their personal and professional development, and question their status and assumptions. Alumni mentors can play a key role in that difficult process, he said.A final issue was how the University values and recognizes public service, on campus and among alumni. “We need different ways of describing contribution and achievement,” said Letts. Corbin added that “at the institutional level, we need to say, ‘We value public service.’ Recognition is a basic human need. President Faust gets it and has worked hard to highlight public service.”The association’s Lisa Unangst, assistant director of HAA Clubs and shared-interest groups, said after the event, “We’re so grateful for the efforts our alumni make to give back in ways that feel relevant and authentic to them.“ She offered two examples: “The Harvard Club in Concord has had a long-term partnership with a nonprofit called Community Servings, and provides a group once a month to help make and deliver meals to people with critical and chronic illnesses,” she said. “The Harvard Club of San Diego is focusing its service efforts on sustainability, and working with an organization called Grid Alternatives to install solar panels in disadvantaged areas of Southern California.”“Service is something our constituents are engaged with year-round, and we’re always looking for tools and resources to help support them,” she concluded.For more information about the global month of service, visit the HAA’s website at http://alumni.harvard.edu/events/global-month-service or contact HAA’s Lisa Unangst at [email protected]last_img read more

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Onsite: CUES Symposium 2015 Recap

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details I had the opportunity to spend the week at CUES Symposium 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I know, tough assignment for the first week of February. Some how we all manage through the 85 degrees heat and ocean breezes.CUES Symposium brought together some 220+ credit union CEOs and board chairs. This conference is different in that for the CEO to attend the must bring their board chair. Sessions and activities focus on building and improving on this key relationship and developing the roles of each in their credit union.Monday started with a welcome from CUES President/CEO, Chuck Fagan. You could see the discomfort of many CEOs and board chairs when Chuck presented the statistic that 50% of the workforce will be millennials by the year 2020. I may have even heard a “Kids these days” at my table. Chuck focused on the changing workplace and the need to modernize education in our credit unions. You can read more about how CUES is helping with this in Chuck’s latest Community article, “2020 Learning: Wherever, whenever and on the device you prefer.”Jay Baer, marketing strategist and best selling author held a rousing general session on Youtility. Jay spoke about Facebook and social media and how every single member and nonmember’s Facebook feed is a combination of personal and commercial relationships. The focus of Jay’s presentation was to get the credit unions to stop trying to be amazing and start being useful. Doing this is what he calls “Youtility,” marketing so useful that people would pay for it. Jay gave examples of companies doing it right, Hilton Hotels, Clorox and even mentioned a couple credit unions (Elevations Credit Union and Idaho Central Credit Union).The following three days had the attendees of CUES Symposium divided into three groups based on asset size of their credit union. The groups rotated by day through sessions presented by:Richard Powers a senior lecturer from the Rotman School of Management and the CUES Governance Leadership Institute. Mr. Powers facilitated the session entitled “The Tone at the Top: Strong Ethics Make Strong Credit Unions.”Sarah Robinson a business strategist, speaker and the author of Fierce Loyalty. Ms. Robinson led her session “Fierce Loyalty: Unlocking the DNA of Wildly Successful Brand Communities.”Doug Nielsen, CSP, MSW, LCSW, an author, performance interventionist, coach and psychotherapist. Mr. Nielsen’s session was titled “The Core Connected Leader: Unleashing Your Inner Power.”All three sessions were interactive and involved many discussions between the CEOs and board chairs in attendance. There may have even been an guitar and singing that happened in one group.CUES Symposium 2016 will take place next year at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel and Spa in Maui, Hawaii (my personal favorite place on earth). So mark January 31 – February 4, 2016 off your calendar, grab your board chair and plan on being in Maui.last_img read more

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Louisiana floods hit about 200 credit union employees

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Louisiana Credit Union League said Monday the homes of up to 200 credit union employees have been damaged by the worst floods ever recorded in the state.“The 200 figure is a preliminary one and it is probably a low figure,” Connie Major, EVP and CFO for the Louisiana league, said. “Credit unions are still trying to get their arms around how many of their employees have been affected. There are a couple of credit unions that we still have not received a list from on the number of employees affected and whether their homes have been damaged by the flood.”From Aug. 8 to Aug. 14, more than 2.5 feet of rain deluged parts of the state in what the American Red Cross called the worst U.S. disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. About 13 people died in the flood and more than 60,000 homes were damaged, according to national media reports. continue reading »last_img read more

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Cesc Fabregas snubs Pep Guardiola as he names Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as best coaches he’s worked with

first_imgCesc Fabregas has played under some of the best managers in history (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas has delivered a snub to former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola after naming Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as the two best managers that he’s worked with in his career.The Spaniard left Barcelona for Arsenal as a 16-year-old but he returned to the Camp Nou in 2011 for a fee of around £35m. Guardiola handed Fabregas his old no.4 shirt and often played the midfielder in a false-nine position as Barcelona romped to the title in the 2011/12 campaign. It was arguably Lionel Messi’s finest season in his career and much of that was down to the chemistry the Argentine had with Fabregas.ADVERTISEMENT Cesc Fabregas snubs Pep Guardiola as he names Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as best coaches he’s worked with Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Apr 2020 4:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link745Shares Fabregas spent three years back at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)However, Fabregas left after a mixed three years in Barcelona to join Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2014.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe guided Chelsea to the Premier League title during his first season back in England and Fabregas admits he preferred playing under Mourinho and Wenger than Guardiola. Quizzed about his former bosses on Instagram, Fabregas initially tried to duck the question by insisting: ‘I had the best in the world, so I cannot complain.’However, fans weren’t happy with his answer and Fabregas was forced to go further, where he named his two favourite managers.‘Wenger and Mourinho,’ said Fabregas.MORE: Paul Merson defends Cesc Fabregas over Arsenal transfer decisionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Grand Gold Coast estate attracting international interest

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31IT looks like a property from hit movie Gone with the Wind but this sprawling estate is actually on the hilltops of Tallai on the Gold Coast.Annarbor, at 529 The Panorama, is on the market for the first time since it was built and is attracting plenty of interest. 529 The Panorama, Tallai.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMr Felton, who was 15 when his family moved in, had many fond memories.“I remember being with my brothers in the pool, running the mountains and falling asleep and waking up to the view,” he said.“The view is like when you fly into the airport on a plane and you’ve got the city underneath you.”Mr Felton has been living in the house with his family – wife Annika and children Linnea, 14, and Freya, 12 – since he returned from Sweden in January to care for his dad. 529 The Panorama, Tallai. 529 The Panorama, Tallai. 529 The Panorama, Tallai.The estate, name Annarbor, is a combination of both Ann Felton’s name and an arbor.“Arbor is from the trees – they have planted a large number of trees on the property and of course Ann, it’s a tribute to my mum,” Mr Felton said.The grand brick manor is on a sprawling 6.15ha property with 180 degree views across the Coast.A floor to ceiling fireplace, banquet-sized dining room, tennis court and pool with a diving board are among its features while pillars, bay windows and a sweeping staircase add to the classic elegance of the five-bedroom house. Inside night club boss’s not-so-suburban home 529 The Panorama, Tallai. MORE: New build a rare find in popular Burleigh pocket Vendor Adam Felton’s parents – the late Neil and Ann Felton – paid a “couple of hundred thousand dollars” for the block in 1985 when The Panorama was just a dirt track.The pair, after extensively travelling the world with Ann’s work as a top fashion model, wanted to retire on the Gold Coast and were immediately sold on the spectacular city view from Tallai.“My dad designed the house. He’s not an architect but he used technical drawing he learnt from the army,” Adam Felton said.“He basically took inspiration from New England, Europe and the Mediterranean.“They took what they loved from each place and tried to capture that in the house.” 529 The Panorama, Tallai. 529 The Panorama, Tallai. Phone bidder wins mega mansion from qaurantine hotel He said the sale would be bittersweet for the family.“It’s a mixture of emotions,” he said. “I know how much my parents put into this place and we have lots of memories here.”Amir Prestige agent Colleen Brunt, who is marketing the property with colleague Nick Zhang through an expressions of interest campaign, said it was a “one-of-a-kind showplace”.“We are getting really good interest from prospective Brisbane, Gold Coast, interstate and international buyers,” Ms Brunt said.last_img read more

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