Borehole optical stratigraphy and neutron-scattering density measurements at Summit, Greenland

first_imgWe have made side-by-side measurements in several boreholes at Summit, Greenland, using borehole optical stratigraphy (BOS) and neutron-scattering density logging techniques. The BOS logs show strong positive correlation at shallow depths with neutron-scattering logs taken in the same borehole. This supports the hypothesis that BOS detects changes in density. The positive correlation between returned brightness and density decreases with depth and finally becomes negative. We conclude this inversion of correlation is related to changes in densification regime from grain-boundary sliding to pressure sintering.last_img read more

HMS Illustrious leaves Portsmouth for scrapyard

first_img December 7, 2016 Royal Navy’s former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will leave Portsmouth one final time today and sail for the scrapyard after 32 years of service with the Royal Navy.Sailors on board HMS Queen Elizabeth and public at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth will bid farewell to the aircraft that they affectionately called Lusty.The UK government announced earlier this year that Illustrious, which sailed over 900,000 nautical miles during her carrier, was sold to a Turkish scrap company.Leyal Ship Recycling will dismantle the ship after a two-year open competition which sought to retain part of all of the ship for heritage purposes in the UK. While a number of bids were received, none proved viable.Illustrious was commissioned in 1982 at the end of the mission to liberate the Falkland Islands and took part in a range of operations until 2014, including evacuating Britons from the Lebanon in 2006 and delivering humanitarian aid after typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in 2013.The second of the Navy’s three Invincible-class aircraft carriers, Illustrious was built by Swan Hunter shipbuilders on the Tyne and launched by Princess Margaret in December 1978.Work to complete the 22,000-tonne ship was speeded up during 1982 after the outbreak of the Falklands War.Although the conflict ended before work was finished, Illustrious rapidly deployed and played an important role in the aftermath. So quickly was she deployed, her commissioning ceremony took place at sea en route to the Falklands on June 20 1982.During the 1990s Illustrious helped maintain the no-fly zone over Bosnia and in 1998 operated in the Gulf carrying out similar roles over southern Iraq.She was soon called into action again in 2000, leading a task group aimed at restoring peace and stability to Sierra Leone.The following year she played an important part in the war on terror in Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks in America, staying in the region for several months.In 2006, along with Type 42 destroyer HMS Gloucester, Illustrious helped in the evacuation of British citizens from Beirut caught up in the Israel-Lebanon crisis. HMS Illustrious sails out of Portsmouth for scrapyard Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Illustrious sails out of Portsmouth for scrapyard View post tag: HMS Illustriouscenter_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: Royal Navylast_img read more

Pie Face eyes up UK

first_imgAn Australian bakery chain is set to expand into the UK market, according to the latest reports.As revealed by British Baker’s sister title M&C Report, Pie Face currently operates 75 Australian sites within its estate, and has made enquiries to property advisors for locations in central London.Other international destinations, such as Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand, are also thought to be regions the business would to target as part of its expansion.Wayne Homscheck, co-founder of Pie Face, told British Baker that the company was only at the research stage of looking to move into the UK and no firm plans were in place as yet. He added that potential movements into this market would be clearer at the end of the year.Pie Face was set up by Homscheck and Betty Fong back in 2003 and has since launched in the US, with its first site in New York City. The business serves a range of both sweet and savoury baked goods, including pies, pastries and sandwiches.Steve Wynn, chief executive of US hotel resorts business Wynn Resorts, took a $15m (£9.5m) stake in the bakery and café chain and now has a first right to invest in any other international deal, including a listing.Pie Face is looking to open 500 outlets in Australia during the next five years, and operate a further five locations in the US by the end of this year.last_img read more

Kingsmill bolsters seeded range with new loaves

first_imgSource: Allied BakeriesKingsmill has strengthened its seeded range with two new loaves designed to tap into the trend for healthier bread.The new 50/50 Multi-Seed and 50/50 No Bits Multi-Seed loaves are made with an even split of white flour and wholemeal flour as well as a range of seeds:Kingsmill 50/50 No Bits Multi-Seed – the loaf is baked with milled sunflower, oats and linseed, which Kingsmill said gives the benefits of wholegrain from a 50/50 flour base with protein and fibre from seeds without any of the ‘bits’.Kingsmill’s 50/50 Multi-Seed – this loaf is baked with sunflower, pumpkin and linseeds. It is also a source fibre, protein and omega 3.The loaves will be available in Asda from 4 February with an rsp of £1.35 per 750g loaf and Tesco as of 12 April.They have been developed in response to two dominant trends, said Kingsmill. The first is the growth of ‘healthier’ white bread. The second trend is the growth of seeded bread, sales of which are up 11.4% over the 26 weeks ending 26 December 2020 [Nielsen] making it the fastest growing area of bread, according to Kingsmill.However, the brand notes, 87% of seeded bread currently has white flour as its base. Its latest piece of NPD offer the benefits of seeded bread as well as wholegrain, fibre and protein, it added.“Health is a major driving trend in bread, with shoppers looking for easy everyday options to make that healthy switch. Nutritionists agree that as a nation we should be eating more wholegrain – and that’s where our latest innovation comes in,” said Kingsmill marketing director Matthew Cullum.“The launch of Kingsmill 50/50 Multi-Seed and Kingsmill 50/50 No Bits Multi-Seed brings a strong new proposition to the seeded fixture that hasn’t been seen before. It taps into two growing areas of bread: healthier white and seeded. The result is a quality, great value branded range, which we know is on trend for our core audience in particular, helping them make that healthy swaps.”The launch will be supported by a major integrated marketing campaign spanning all key consumer touchpoints, including shopper, TV, radio, out of home, digital, PR and influencer support. The new loaves will also feature as part of Kingsmill’s sponsorship of The Simpsons on Channel 4 and All4.last_img read more

SMC hosts community dinner to benefit Title I school

first_imgMore than 50 Saint Mary’s students from four different residence halls will participate in a community dinner Wednesday in Rice Commons of the Student Center to benefit local Title I middle school, Navarre Intermediate Center.Senior ministry assistant Kaitlyn Maierhofer, one of the dinner’s coordinators, said the event includes a talk given by Saint Mary’s alumna Jackie Bauters and writing letters to students at Navarre.“Similar to last year, there was one [dinner] in each residence hall,” Maierhofer said. “This year, we’re just combining them [from] all four. It’s meant to bring together different people from different halls, and we’re just going to have a little discussion about our gifts, what stood out for you in the talk, what in the talk resonates with your own situation and desires, what are some of your gifts and passions.”Maierhofer said each dinner table will have a discussion facilitator to encourage further conversation and will work together to wrap books and write letters for each student in an effort to encourage reading and the importance of education.“We [got] a whole bunch of middle school books,” she said. “We’re going to write to the students and then they’re going to get the books. It’s going to be great.”Although each hall did a different project last year, the ministry assistants decided to unite the College community in through this new approach, Maierhofer said.“Each of the [ministry assistants] have a role,” she said. “I’m personally introducing the activities. I talk about Title I schools.”Maierhofer said Title I schools are given additional federal financial assistance because a large portion of the student population is from low-income families. The schools provide students with supplementary educational programs such as free tutoring and mentoring as well as free snacks and meals, she said.“Title I schools may serve certain types of students such as students with low English-speaking proficiency, homeless students, students with disabilities and at-risk students,” Maierhofer said. “The funds for Title I schools go directly to serving the needs of the student population.”She said there are 12 Title I Elementary Schools in South Bend and one Title I middle school.“We’re just working with Navarre Intermediate,” Maierhofer said. “We are doing this through the [Office for Civil and Social Engagement]. … They gave us the ages and genders for all students. [Then] we went and bought books for each student.“We’re focusing on how we’re going to use our passions and gifts with the Title I schools. We’re applying what we’re talking about. Unless you’re really involved with education or unless you attended a Title I school, you really don’t know anything about Title I schools.”Maierhofer said the other ministry assistants’ main goal for the dinner is to educate the Saint Mary’s student body on the world beyond campus and provide a channel in which they can become involved once they leave that bubble.“It’s just trying to educate our student body, our Saint Mary’s community, on what’s happening outside of the Saint Mary’s bubble on how we can serve them,” she said. “We’re always going to have Title I schools … anywhere we go.”Maierhofer said the opportunity to educate, a passion her math major for secondary education has fostered, is the biggest personal reward she gains for organizing and contributing to this dinner.“It makes me feel good, doing this stuff,” Maierhofer said. “I just want to educate the community and get more people excited about serving others. It’s a whole circle with actually teaching in the classroom then bringing that out and teaching my residents as a ministry assistant and teaching my friends and having that compassion to not judge those students.“You can’t really ever judge. You have to go in with an open heart.”Tags: Navarre Middle School, OCSC, Title 1 Schoolslast_img read more

Kids Cooking Competition

first_imgWhen it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, there are about as many variations as there are chefs: tangy sandwiches made of cheddar with hearty wheat bread and creamy versions made of smoked Gouda with crusty French bread.The 15 school-aged children who competed at the inaugural Fulton Fresh Kids’ Cooking Competition left no sandwich concept unexplored as they competed in teams and flexed their grilled cheese expertise. Modeled after shows like “Chopped Junior” and hosted at the Ponce City Farmers Market, the cooking competition was a great chance for the students to learn about the culinary world, nutrition and the opportunities provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and Georgia 4-H.The children, all fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders, were randomly placed into teams of four and worked together to create a balanced meal out of grilled cheese ingredients, kale and a basket of other mandatory ingredients. Judges included chef Brian Carson of The Mercury, chef Daniel Peach of Botiwalla, and Daniel Mobley, market manager for Ponce City Farmers Market. They were impressed by the kids’ cooperation, cooking ability and creativity, but they had to name a winner.The winning team made a kale salad to accompany their sandwich. The team included Parker Payne, 10, of Woodward Academy; Victoria Sweeney, 10, of Warren T. Jackson Elementary School; Isaiah Farrow, 10, of Georgia Connections Academy; and Nile Smith, 10, of Roswell North Elementary School. “Most of these kids had never met and were randomly placed on teams together, but their level of communication, teamwork and creativity was phenomenal,” said Kristen Sumpter, UGA Extension Family and Consumer Sciences agent for Fulton County and Fulton Fresh coordinator. “Even when we threw them curveballs like extra mandatory ingredients, they just kept cooking with as much excitement and creativity as they did when they opened their baskets. Lemons were being zested and kale was being massaged. It was like we were watching professional chefs create new dishes.”Fulton Fresh, a long-running nutrition education program coordinated by UGA Extension in Fulton County, underwent a makeover this summer. Sumpter sharpened the program’s focus on nutritional education for young people by taking cooking and nutrition lessons into Atlanta schools this fall and hosting a number of food-related workshops for kids this summer. The program adopted the new tagline “Growing Communities One Plate at a Time.”Sumpter has collaborated with Laurie Murrah-Hanson and Jeremy Cheney, UGA Extension Georgia 4-H agents in Fulton County, to coordinate a summer full of food, nutrition and gardening youth events this summer.They hope that this summer’s events will help them to introduce families to the wide variety of opportunities that Georgia 4-H and UGA Extension offer.“I have heard of 4-H but I was not sure of everything they did,” said Renee Ross, who was at the cooking competition watching her 10-year-old nephew cook. “I love this, and I love the farm-to-table concept, and I love that people from the farmers market are contributing fresh foods and that kids are using them …“I think it’s a great way for kids who don’t have access to 4-H (in school) to be introduced to it or even learn more about the program.”For updates on upcoming events, visit ugaextension.org/county-offices/fulton/fulton-fresh.html or search “UGA Extension Fulton County” on Facebook.last_img read more

Ultramotive Launches EarthSafe Air Power System

first_imgUltramotive Corporation, a Bethel-based company in the field of pressurized dispensing technology, recently launched the environmentally-friendly EarthSafe Air Power System, a breakthrough replacement for traditional aerosol cans, as part of its latest global environmental initiative.The EarthSafe Air Power System uses compressed air as a propellant instead of the customary hydrocarbon gases. The System, the brainchild of Ultramotive founder and President Chris Scheindel, features an innovative valve system, Delbar Piston, and EarthSafe Sealing Plug. Where traditional aerosol cans contained a mixture of the product and hydrocarbon gases sprayed indiscriminately through the nozzle, EarthSafe Air Power System separates the product from the air pressure below that propels it through an innovative valve system.It is an inexpensive packaging option for the industry in a country where hydrocarbons contribute to air pollution and linger in the environment.last_img read more

Swedish National Deported from Colombia, Convicted for Drug Trafficking in Sweden

first_imgBy Dialogo March 13, 2013 Jonas Sture Oredsson, a Swedish national who was expelled by the Colombian authorities from Colombia in December 2010, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking by the Swedish justice system. The Scandinavian country’s legal authorities considered that 40-year-old Oredsson was leading a group responsible for smuggling over a ton of cocaine that was seized by the French authorities off the coast of Martinica. The court sentenced Mauritz Andersson, the only person aboard the boat where the cocaine was seized in 2010, to 14 years of prison given the “exceptionally large scale” of the crime. Two other men were also tried for a failed attempt to smuggle 700 kilos from Colombia to Sweden, a 30-year-old who was sentenced to eight years and a 33-year-old who got one year in prison. In December 2010, the Colombian Intelligence and Immigration Service announced the deportation of Oredsson, “since he was wanted for drug trafficking by the authorities in Sweden, where he is considered the leader of an organization that smuggles huge amounts of cocaine from South America to Europe.”last_img read more

Gen Z is on the horizon: Here’s what you need to know!

first_imgGeneration Z began entering the workforce in 2017. 11,000 new Gen Z employees enter the workforce every day. Like every other generation, Gen Z has a unique perspective of the world and particular expectation of the workplace.Soon, Generation Z will have a major presence in the workplace, the marketplace, and your credit union.You might think that because Gen Z comes right behind the “Me-Centric” Millennial they are very similar. They are, however, different from Millennials in many ways. The “We-Centric” Gen Z has different values, preferences, and perspectives.Gen Z, with members born between 1997–2012, is 70 million strong, and are the most diverse generation in U.S. history. The following are some facts we have learned so far about this generation.The top 10 things you need to know about Gen Z:They are the true “digital natives” born into the era of Wi-Fi, Google, and social media. They know how to take a selfie and talk to Gramma via FaceTime, and they played their first game, Peek-a-Boo Zoo, on Mom’s cell phone.They are very resourceful—they love YouTube (and TicTok) and use it as a resource to find out how to do anything. They can figure things out for themselves without adult supervision. They’re the first generation that literally believes they don’t need you (or any adult) for knowledge – they feel they can get it online. (Ouch!)Independent learners make up this generation. In addition to using YouTube, they love online educational resources such as TED Talks, Master Class, LinkedIn Learning, blogs, podcasts, etc.—they are all about the pursuit of knowledge.Because they are finding their own answers, they are doers and activists—they jump in and do—which means that they may be asking for your forgiveness rather than your permission.Gen Z has never known a world without social media. They’ve grown up with Snapchat and Instagram friends (Facebook’s for their parents!) and a world where it’s easier to make connections digitally than in the real world. But those connections lack substance. Many are looking for environments where they can form meaningful relationships connected by a common culture. Hopefully the workplace will be a place for them to grow relationships, learn from other generations, and feel a part of the culture.They are realists and know that they live in a world that has never felt safe. Although most of this generation does not remember 9/11, they are aware of school shootings and terrorists acts.  And it’s scary. They look for cultures where they feel safe and supported more than ever. They hear the news constantly with the 24-hour news cycles and social media postings. Many are growing up in homes that were significantly affected by the Great Recession, fires, and floods.Gen Z’s attention span is down to eight seconds. They live in a world of continuous updates, and they process information faster than other generations thanks to apps like Snapchat and TicTok.Although this generation can be less focused than their Millennial counterparts, they are champion multi-taskers. In school, they will create a document on their school computer, do research on their phone or tablet, take notes on a notepad, and then finish in front of the TV with a laptop, while facetiming a friend. Do you know anyone like this?They’re altruistic and not afraid of work. About 60 percent say that they would like to have a job that makes the world a better place. Volunteer work adds meaning to their lives and is sought by 26 percent of them. Plus, 76 percent are worried about protecting the environment. This generation is not afraid to work hard for a meaningful cause. They want substance. Employers who give them something significant to be a part of will retain the talent. Make the connection to something greater than just the job or work  itself and they are  sold.They are justice-minded, have a heart for a mission, and get out there to make it happen. They volunteer, they invest their time, and they sign up! Maybe they will vote? Time will tell. Gen Zs are independent and they like their own space. They enjoy working alone on a project, and they do not appear to be as collaborative as the Millennials. And here’s some good or, maybe, bad news for parents. While Millennials could be comfortable in their parents’ house, Gen Z strives for financial independence. They want to have a place of their own to call home. As more and more of this generation enter the workplace, more characteristics and preferences will be discovered. It is going to be an adventure learning about them! 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Karen McCullough Karen McCullough is a nationally known keynote speaker and virtual presenter. She speaks to credit unions across the country on change, generational opportunities and workforce trends.  Karen helps organizations cut … Web: www.karenmccullough.com Detailslast_img read more

Mount Sinai Man Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 66-year-old man was killed when he crashed his car in his hometown of Mount Sinai on Wednesday night.Suffolk County police said Glenn Taylor was driving a Toyota southbound on Chestnut Street when he struck a tree near the corner of Route 25A at 7:08 p.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Sixth Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more