Climate change and the polar regions

first_imgStretching back to Scott’s doomed Terra Nova expedition, the enigmatic polar regions have long been a source of fascination for explorers and scientists alike. Today the polar regions remain a fertile ground for scientific exploration, serving as natural, interdisciplinary laboratories for the pursuit of new knowledge that can refine our understanding of the Earth system. However, the reality of climate change has meant they have taken on a new poignancy, for these frozen worlds are undergoing rapid changes with global impacts.last_img read more

Knight leads Southern Utah over Portland State 73-54

first_imgMarch 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local Knight leads Southern Utah over Portland State 73-54 Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/John Knight III/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — John Knight III matched his career high with 26 points as Southern Utah won its ninth straight game, defeating Portland State 73-54.Knight hit 11 of 13 shots. Dre Marin had 19 points for Southern Utah. Tevian Jones added 13 points and Maizen Fausett had eight rebounds. Southern Utah dominated the first half and led 41-25 at halftime. The Thunderbirds’ 32 second-half points marked a season low for the team.James Scott had 17 points for the Vikings.last_img read more

Honeywell wins automation contract for KIPIC’s PRIZe project

first_img Image: Honeywell president Rachad Abdallah and KIPIC CEO Hatem Al-Awadhi signed the contract. Photo: courtesy of Honeywell. Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has selected Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) as the main automation contractor for its new Petrochemicals and Refinery Integration Al Zour Project (PRIZe) in Kuwait.KIPIC is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum (KPC) which was set up by the state of Kuwait to manage refinery, petrochemicals and LNG import operations at the Al-Zour complex.Under the contract, HPS will provide front-end engineering design and advanced process control technology for the project that will help KIPIC to expedite the production start-up.PRIZe project will be developed as part of the Al-Zour ComplexThe PRIZe project will be developed as part of the Al-Zour complex.Expected to become the first integrated refining and petrochemicals complex in Kuwait, the PRIZe project will help in expanding Kuwait’s domestic petrochemicals, aromatics and gasoline manufacturing capabilities.KIPIC acting CEO Hatem Al-Awadi said: “The PRIZe project will revolutionize Kuwait’s domestic production capabilities, helping KIPIC meet the increasing demand for fuels and petrochemical products within the country.“With Honeywell’s support, we are building a strategic project that will transform Kuwait’s domestic oil and gas market, and provide a significant accelerator for the country’s long-term economic development by improving gasoline and benzene supply to the local and international markets.”Earlier, KIPIC had selected Honeywell UOP to revise the configuration and capacity of the Al-Zour refinery’s gasoline production facilities.The refinery’s gasoline section will consist of 98,000 barrels per day (bpd) RFCC complex for production of propylene, gasoline, and petrochemical aromatics, and a UOP Selectfining unit to produce low-sulfur gasoline blending components.Honeywell Kuwait president Rachad Abdallah said: “Honeywell has a long history of successfully delivering world-class automation solutions to the oil downstream industries in Kuwait, and this new agreement highlights the trust our customers have in our technologies.“At the integrated refining and petrochemicals complex at Al-Zour, we are leveraging our experience and technologies to help develop one of the most ambitious initiatives in the region. This project will help transform Kuwait into a pioneering manufacturer in the downstream oil and gas industry.” The automation will help KIPIC expedite the start of production at the new Petrochemicals and Refinery Integration Al Zour Project (PRIZe) last_img read more

Run for the Fallen Passes Through Ocean City on Friday

first_imgSpc. Simeon Hunte37th St & Central Ave3:35PM Spc. Ronald H. WildrickWorld War II Heroes SSgt Aaron Nelson Brown21st St & Wesley Ave3:55PM SERVICE MEMBERS Sgt. Keith T. BuzinskiBay Ave between 24th St & 25th St4:25PM American Legion Post 5243304 Bay Ave4:35PM S/Sgt. Ingles DosReis55th St & Central Ave3:15PM Corson’s Inlet Bridgeon the Ocean Drive at Bay Ave3:05PM When the 24-member “Run for the Fallen” military relay team concludes the first leg of its run through Ocean City on Friday Sept. 26, American Legion Post 524 will salute their efforts with a special ceremony at its headquarters on Bay Avenue.The three-day running event honors New Jersey soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by holding small remembrances at road markers placed one-mile apart along a 182-mile pathway starting in Cape May and ending at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel.“Post 524 is pleased to be doing its part to pay tribute to New Jersey’s brave servicemen, servicewomen and their families,” said Ocean City American Legion Commander Bob Marzulli. “This is a unique and moving event and the public is invited to join us along the route.”The runners will enter Ocean City from the south at the Corson’s Inlet Bridge on Ocean Drive and Bay Avenue at approximately 3:05 p.m. They will then make stops at 11 additional markers before ending at Post 524 at approximately 4:35 p.m. Afterward, American Legion Post 524 will host the Gold Star Families, Blue Star Mothers and the Run Team for dinner at the Ocean City Senior Center and, along with Ocean City VFW Post 6650, will arrange for overnight accommodations for the Gold Star Families.More details and route maps are available at: Come out and show that you know how important the sacrifices were that these heroes made. Show the families how much you care.Pick a location and please plan to arrive 20 minutes before the times indicated for the runners. HERO MARKER LOCATIONS TIMES Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 665015th St & Bay Ave4:15PM Veteran’s Memorial Park5th St & Wesley Ave4:05PM Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Sutherland9/11 Pentagon Heroes SPC Michael W. Franklin13th St & Wesley Ave4:10PM L/Cpl Jon T. Hicks Jr.29th St & Wesley Ave3:45PM Capt. Maria I. OrtizSgt. Hector L. Ortiz Jr. Sgt. Alessandro “Sandrino” PlutinoUS Marine Heroes – Beirut 1st Lt. Robert Wilson CollinsOcean Ave between 13th St & 14th St4:00PM __________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook Sgt.1st Class Scott R. Smith45th St & Central Ave3:25PMlast_img read more

in-store bakery of the year

first_imgWinner: MorrisonsLaceby, Grimsby, Lincs”A credit to the baking industry,” was how the judges described this ISB’s bakery manager Steven Mumby. They were particularly impressed with his on-shelf presentation and cited his excellent team as one of the reasons for his success.A baker for 25 years, Steven has been running his 13-strong department (which includes four qualified and one trainee baker) for five of those. Some 80% of products are made from scratch bread, buns and doughnuts with others, including croissants and Danish, baked off from frozen.The monthly-changing Baker’s Table showcases handmoulded breads, including the department’s single biggest-seller, Spelt & Rye. Baking throughout the day, the department turns over £13,000 a week, and Mumby credits his “supportive and quality” team for increasing sales and improving customer service. “Staff are doing internet research so they can tell customers about the products,” he says.Finalist: Sainsbury’sGambrel Road, NorthamptonBakery manager Robert Pither did his bakery apprenticeship with Sainsbury’s and was an ISB manager with them for 10 years before going to work for a bakery specialist. He arrived in his present department at Christmas last year. “First, I addressed quality issues, then availability and poorly performing areas,” he says. One such area was confectionery, where Robert’s ability to challenge the 23 staff and empower them to run their own department has resulted in rapid growth.Availability in the bakery has risen from 86.5% this time last year, to 95.2% today.Finalist: AsdaWolstanton Retail Park, Newcastle under LymeWhen bakery manager Claire Chadwick joined the Wolstanton store last year, she felt morale was low. “Some of our staff were stuck in a rut,” she says. “I asked them which areas they would like some training in and we took it from there.”Now, her 22-strong team, including five fully-trained bakers, pull together. Product knowledge and customer service are improved and weekly turnover has risen to £22,000.Up to 70% of products are scratch-made, including the white, brown and Granary loaves.Finalist: TescoCrieff Road, Perth, PerthshireStella White, bakery manager, took over her department just a year ago, after the 11-strong team had been without a manager for nearly five months. “The staff were very focused on the products,” she explains. “I needed to raise morale and get them looking after the customers.”Now, she says, her team, with five qualified bakers ensures good availability and customer service. The department turns over up to £15,000 a week. Loaves, including speciality breads, are made from scratch, while patisserie is supplied frozen and baked-off.last_img read more

Roger Waters Teases New Music With Nigel Godrich In This Video Update From The Studio

first_imgWaters shared the new music clip via his Instagram page: In an interview with Rolling Stone a few months back, Waters discussed the story behind the album:“So I wrote this whole thing – part magic carpet ride, part political rant, part anguish. I played this to Nigel, and he goes, “Oh, I like that little bit” – about two minutes long – “and that bit.” And so we’ve been working. I’ve also been falling in love, deeply in love. So the record is really about love – which is what all of my records have been about, in fact. It’s pondering not just why we are killing the children. It’s also the question of how do we take these moments of love – if we are granted any in our lives – and allow that love to shine on the rest of existence, on others.”This in-studio photo was also posted to Waters’ Facebook page:Roger Waters Us And Them 2017 Tour DatesMay 26, Kansas City, MO Sprint CenterMay 28, Louisville, KY KFC Yum! CenterMay 30, St. Louis, MO Scottrade CenterJune 1, Tulsa, OK BOK CenterJune 3, Denver, CO Pepsi CenterJune 7, San Jose, CA SAP Center at San JoseJune 12, Sacramento, CA Golden 1 CenterJune 14, Phoenix, AZ Gila River ArenaJune 16, Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJune 20, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 21, Los Angeles, CA STAPLES CenterJune 24, Seattle, WA Tacoma DomeJuly 3, Dallas, TX American Airlines CenterTBD San Antonio, TX AT&T CenterJuly 6, Houston, TX Toyota CenterJuly 11, Tampa, FL Amalie ArenaJuly 13, Miami, FL American Airlines ArenaJuly 16, Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy CenterJuly 18, Greensboro, NC Greensboro ColiseumJuly 20, Columbus, OH Nationwide ArenaJuly 22, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 23, Chicago, IL United CenterJuly 26, St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy CenterAugust 2, Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn HillsAugust 4, Washington, DC Verizon CenterAugust 8, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterAugust 9, Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterSept. 7, Newark, NJ Prudential CenterSept. 11, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 12, Brooklyn, NY Barclays CenterSept. 15, Uniondale, NY Nassau ColiseumSept. 19, Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints ArenaSept. 27, Boston, MA TD GardenSept. 28, Boston, MA TD GardenOct. 2, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 3, Toronto, ON Air Canada CentreOct. 6, Quebec City, QC Videotron CentreOct. 10, Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire CentreOct. 16, Montreal, QC Bell CentreTBD Winnipeg, MB MTS CentreOct. 24, Edmonton, AB Rogers PlaceOct. 28, Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena[H/T Jambase] As Roger Waters prepares for his upcoming Us And Them Tour North American tour, which is set to begin in May, the former Pink Floyd bassist shared an update from the studio. Recently confirming that he is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the upcoming project comes 25 years after his 1992 solo debut album Amused To Death. This newly-posted clip features a song from the highly anticipated new project, and it’s sounding pretty awesome so far.last_img read more

Satanic Pop Metal Band Ghost Announces North American Tour

first_imgSwedish band Ghost will bring their theatrical brand of satanic pop metal back to North America this fall when the group embarks on a lengthy tour in support of their new album, Prequelle.While Ghost has historically been led by frontman Papa Emeritus, the upcoming tour will mark the band’s first outing with a “new” singer named Cardinal Copia. In reality, both Papa Emeritus and Cardinal Copia are alter egos of longtime frontman Tobias Forge, who leads the band through their choreographed “rituals” of accessible-yet-sacrilegious heavy metal.Ghost will kick off their North American outing—which they have dubbed A Pale Tour Named Death—on October 26th with a show at Tulsa, OK’s Cox Business Center Ballroom. The group will then swing through much of the United States and parts of Canada before wrapping up their run with a concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 15th. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale to the general public on June 15th, though a fan pre-sale will take place on June 12th.Ghost’s fourth album, Prequelle, was released on June 1st. If you aren’t familiar with the madness that is Ghost, check out the video below for an idea of what you can expect at one of their shows.Ghost – “Year Zero” Ghost Fall Tour Dates:October 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cox Business Center BallroomOctober 29 – Louisville, KY – Palace TheatreOctober 30 – Indianapolis, IN – The Murat TheatreNovember 01 – Chicago, IL – Aragon BallroomNovember 02 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center – TheatreNovember 03 – Madison, WI – The SylveeNovember 04 – Ames, IA – Stephens AuditoriumNovember 06 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum TheaterNovember 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva AuditoriumNovember 09 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez TheatreNovember 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica TheatreNovember 12 – San Diego, CA – Spreckels TheatreNovember 13 – Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Community Center TheaterNovember 15 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic CenterNovember 16 – Los Angeles, CA – The ForumNovember 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The JointNovember 19 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts CenterNovember 20 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert HallNovember 21 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum TheatreNovember 23 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Walt Disney TheaterNovember 24 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason TheaterNovember 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd HallNovember 27 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts CenterNovember 29 – Mobile, AL – Saenger TheatreNovember 30 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy TheatreDecember 01 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida TheatreDecember 02 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens AuditoriumDecember 04 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy CenterDecember 05 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing ArtsDecember 07 – Laval, QC – Place BellDecember 08 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsDecember 10 – Baltimore, MD – The HippodromeDecember 11 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower TheaterDecember 13 – Albany, NY – Palace TheatreDecember 14 – Boston, MA – Wang TheatreDecember 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays CenterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Notre Dame students, faculty participate in national walkout supporting sexual assault victims

first_imgAcross the nation Monday afternoon, individuals participated in a national walkout and gathered in public places to signal solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. On Thursday, Ford will testify about the alleged incident before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kelli Smith | The Observer Members of the Notre Dame community gather outside Hesburgh Library for an event promoted by Irish 4 Reproductive Health. The group was supporting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her.With some sporting black clothing and others holding up signs, members of the Notre Dame community participated in that show of support Monday afternoon by gathering in front of Hesburgh Library in an event promoted by Irish 4 Reproductive Health (I4RH).In a statement to The Observer, I4RH said the walkout was intended as a sign of solidarity with others across the country. “We believe Dr. Ford and survivors everywhere,” the statement read. “This walkout is in solidarity with them and in support of their bravery in speaking out. Coming forward as a survivor not only adds to the trauma of assault but allows for opportunities of retaliation as well. We hear their stories and encourage others on the Notre Dame campus to listen and reflect with us.”Sophomore Jade Moss said she attended the event with “about five others” from her feminist philosophy class, which was dismissed early so students could participate in the walkout.“I think it’s important at any college to just respect and support survivors,” Moss said. “I guess that’s the first reason I’m here. I don’t think it should be a political issue — regardless of what aisle you’re on, you have to support what victims have to say.”Joining some of her teammates in the Notre Dame women’s fencing team, junior Christina Boitano attended the event because she said it’s important to believe people who have the courage to come out with allegations like Ford’s in order to really “start a conversation about it.”“I’m not hopeful as to the result [of Ford’s testimony], but I’m hopeful because of events like these,” Boitano said.Junior Jackie O’Brien (Editor’s note: Jackie O’Brien is a columnist for The Observer) said events like the walkout are critical because it shows people can see past the politics to “focus on the survivor’s story.”“On college campuses in particular, especially here at Notre Dame, I think it’s vitally important as sexual assault is an issue we deal with on a really massive scale here,” O’Brien said. “So even though this protest is specifically in support of Dr. Ford and saying we believe her, I think it moreso reiterates the message for the entire student body that we believe all of you, and whoever’s gone through anything should feel comfortable coming to anybody in the community and coming forward because we’ll support them.”For an event that was thrown together “very quickly,” O’Brien said she was amazed at how many people turned out.“I was amazed at how many faculty also came out in support,” she said. “It was just a really awesome thing to see because they’re really a point-person and an inspiration for a lot of students on campus.” Ernesto Verdeja, an associate professor of political science and peace studies at the Kroc Institute, said he was encouraged by student attendance at the walkout and hopes such efforts will be sustained “in the long-term.” “I think it’s extremely important, I think it’s very valuable, I think it’s also inspiring to see young people who are engaged with the major political issues of their time,” Verdeja said. “These are questions that will continue affecting all of them, all of us, as Americans and as people who live in this country.”Jason Springs, an associate professor of religion, ethics and peace studies at the Kroc Institute, said universities have historically been the places of “great catalyst movements for change,” and now is especially important a time for those movements.“The kind of activism, the kind of awareness, the kind of engagement — it does give me hope and I think that it’s to be encouraged and supported which is why I come out and why we come out,” Springs said. “As much as this is a time where it’s hard to sustain hope with what’s going on in our country politically and socially, it’s in being a college-educator, a teacher of college students, that I derive the hope that I have.Verdeja said he believes culture is at a particular inflection point where people have to be more responsive to the “demands placed by women” since allegations and charges in the past were dismissed.“I just want to underscore that these types of movements on college campuses … are part of longer historical trajectories of really pushing for justice coming from universities and colleges,” Verdeja said. “This is a really important space for justice efforts, so I’m delighted and encouraged when I look around and I see students here taking on this mantle, even if I’m very discouraged when I consider what might happen on Thursday.”Tags: Brett Kavanaugh, Irish 4 Reproductive Health, sexual assault, walkoutlast_img read more

Public Hearing On Chautauqua County Shared Services Happening This Week

first_imgImage via Chautauqua County Government.MAYVILLE – Several public hearings discussing the Chautauqua County Shared Services Initiative Plan will take place this week.Officials say the Shared Services Initiative Panel recently met to discuss and vote on the group’s 2021 plan.Three public hearings will be conducted for residents to ask questions and offer comment the following dates and times:Monday, December 28, at 11 a.m.Tuesday, December 29, at 11 a.m.Tuesday, December 29 at 2 p.m.All public hearings will be held with social distancing protocols in Gerace Office Building Room 331, 3 North Erie St. in Mayville. Residents may also participate via conference call by calling 1-855-332-4181, access code: 7534800.Anyone seeking further information may call Executive Assistant Daniel Heitzenrater in the Chautauqua County Executive’s Office at 716-753-4672. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Paige Davis & Amra-Faye Wright Will Return to Chicago on Broadway

first_img Davis, who hosted TLC’s Trading Spaces, appeared on stage previously in Boeing-Boeing, Sweet Charity, Beauty and the Beast and The Vagina Monologues. Wright has played Kelly on five continents (the only actress in Chicago history to have done so); additional stage credits include Footloose, Grease and A Chorus Line. Related Shows The two will join a cast that includes John Dossett as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. The Cook County Jail’s about to welcome back two familiar faces. Paige Davis and Amra-Faye Wright will return to the Broadway revival of Chicago beginning March 30. Davis will reprise her performance as Roxie Hart (which she first played on Broadway in 2004) through April 27, while international Chicago vet Wright will play Velma Kelly through July 26. They take over for Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes, both of whom end their limited engagements on March 29 at the Ambassador Theatre. Chicago View Comments from $49.50last_img read more