Measuring turbulent dissipation rates beneath an Antarctic ice shelf

first_imgMicrostructure shear, temperature, and conductivity observations from a tethered profiler have been made beneath George VI Ice Shelf to examine processes driving vertical heat flux in the oceanic turbulent boundary layer. Such measurements at the ice-ocean interface within the cavity of an ice shelf are unprecedented, requiring the deployment of a profiler through 400-m deep access boreholes. We describe the drilling technique developed for this purpose, which involves using a brush to widen the deepest section of the borehole, and as evidence that this novel technique can be successful, we present shear and thermal variance spectra from the profiler. These spectra indicate that dissipation rates of turbulent kinetic energy, from which heat flux can be calculated, can be resolved beneath an ice shelf as well as they can be in open water.last_img read more

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union support 11-year-old son at Miami Pride

first_img Beau Lund April 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union support 11-year-old son at Miami Pride FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGeorge Pimentel/Getty Images for Sandals Foundation/Unique Vacations(MIAMI) — NBA baller Dwayne Wade and his wife actress Gabrielle Union were in full support of their 11-year-old son Zion as he celebrated at Miami Pride over the weekend.In a series of Instagram Live videos, captured by The Shade Room, Union shared photos and videos of herself, Zion, his older brother Zaire and her new baby Kaavia, who all attended the annual Gay Pride celebration.Union and Zion were also seen on top of one of the floats in the parade as the rest of the family followed on foot. In one of Union’s Instagram (IG) Stories, we see her and Zion jamming out to Bruno Mars’ “Finesse.”Meanwhile, Wade, who was in Toronto for an NBA game, also supported his son in a series of IG Live posts.“We support each other with Pride!” Wade wrote over a picture of Union and Zion, who held a rainbow flag fan and had a LGBTQ ribbon attached to his tank top.He also added a touching photo of the family to his story.“Zion had his own cheering section today,” he wrote. “Wish I was there to see you smile kid!” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

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Ocean City Considers a New Trick to Attract Tourists – Dogs on the Beaches

first_imgOcean City-Longport Bridge By Donald WittkowskiPardon me, Rover. Do you have your beach tag?Well, the conversation may not go exactly that way, but beach tag inspectors could be fanning out by next summer to check a whole new “breed” of beach-goers. Dogs.Knowing that many families choose their vacation destination based on its pet-friendly reputation, Councilman Keith Hartzell wants to allow dogs on the beach as a way to attract more visitors to Ocean City and keep the pooch-owning, year-round residents happy, too.“We’re a family town, and most families have a pet. I think we’re pretty much a dog town,” Hartzell said.Ocean City proclaims itself as “America’s Greatest Family Resort” in its marketing and tourism slogan. Hartzell believes the pet dog is an undeniable part of that “family.”He is proposing a “dogs at dusk” plan that would allow canines on the beaches between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. By then, most of the daytime sunbathers have cleared out and vast stretches of the beachfront would open up for dogs to roam and play.Currently, Ocean City bans dogs on the beaches at all times of the year, although they are commonly spotted romping on the sand and in the surf during offseason months.Hartzell’s plan is only in the discussion stage at this point. He hopes it can be approved by the city in time for the summer of 2017, with a trial run in the spring.He acknowledged that his plan would largely depend on dog owners accepting the responsibility of cleaning up pooch poop on the beaches.“Obviously, it’s something people have to self-police,” he said. “You have to be responsible.”However, he expressed confidence that the vast majority of owners would pick up after their dogs. Those who don’t would face a $500 fine under his proposal.Hartzell also has proposed having the city place waste bags and dispensers at each beach entrance, as well as signs listing the rules for proper canine etiquette.From left, Bill McKelvey, of Blackwood, joined his sister Danielle Teti, of Haddon Heights, and her children Gemma and Sam at Malibu Beach. McKelvey, with his Labrador retriever Hugo, and Teti, with her mixed breed Fergie, said they hope Ocean City will allow dogs on its beaches.He has come up with a novel way to help pay for those things. Doggie beach tags costing about $10 each would be sold by the city to defray the expense.Beach tag inspectors would occasionally check the dogs to make sure they are legal, Hartzell said.Hartzell first unveiled his proposal during a City Council meeting in July. Mayor Jay Gillian, who attended the meeting, seemed receptive to the idea, but voiced concern about the dog droppings.“It’s the cleaning up,” Gillian said. “You need a team to pick up for those who don’t.”The mayor noted that he knows of some shore towns that allow smaller dogs on their beaches. That comment prompted a tongue-in-check response from Councilman Michael DeVlieger.“I won’t support dog discrimination,” DeVlieger joked. “I’ve got a big dog.”All kidding aside, the discussion underscored a number of issues that would have to be addressed before the seven-member City Council might even consider passing an ordinance allowing dogs on the beaches.Hartzell followed up with a July 19 memo to city officials broadly outlining his plan. Hartzell said Gillian has promised to review the proposal and get back to him. He also said that most of his fellow Council members have told him they think it is a good idea.“They want to talk to their constituents,” Hartzell said of the Council members. “There’s interest. I’m just trying to get a conversation started.”In his memo, Hartzell attached background material about the dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter, Fla.  He explained that he chose Jupiter because it is a popular winter retreat for Ocean City snowbirds.“A lot of people in Ocean City have homes in Jupiter Beach,” he said. “We always kid that it is ‘Ocean City South.’”Hartzell wants to give dogs access to all of Ocean City’s beaches beginning at dusk, but noted that he would be open to perhaps having designated canine areas instead.Full access would allow dog owners to visit the beaches closest to their homes and summer rentals, making it more convenient for them than having to venture out to a designated area and hunt for parking, Hartzell said.Another big issue is whether dogs would have to remain on leashes. Hartzell said he prefers allowing them to run free for play and exercise, but recommended in his memo that “all dogs must be on a leash.”“I’m going back and forth on how to handle it,” he said of whether to require dogs to be leashed.Hartzell describes himself as a dog lover, but he owns a cat. He said he wishes he had a dog, but explained that he travels a lot on business and isn’t home enough to give a dog the attention it would need. He said that many of his friends have dogs that are part of their family and are treated that way.His proposal for dogs on the beaches actually grew out of a joke, when someone suggested to him, “You ought to have a Disney for dogs, a place where you could take your animals on vacation,” he said.“A lot of people liked that idea,” Hartzell said.Debbie Price, of Buena Vista Township, said she wouldn’t object to buying doggie beach tags for her three Chihuahuas if they become a requirement in Ocean City.Although dogs are currently prohibited on Ocean City’s beaches, there is a nearly one-mile stretch of sand nearby that is popular with pooches and their owners. Known formally as the Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area, locals commonly call this state-owned land “Dog Beach.” It sits on the Egg Harbor Township side of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, overlooking the Great Egg Harbor Inlet.Danielle Teti, a Haddon Heights resident who was a first-time visitor to Malibu Beach this week, said she was able to find it by doing a Google search for dog-friendly beaches in southern New Jersey.With her 11-year-old son, Sam, 9-year-old daughter, Gemma, and 5-year-old dog, Fergie, in tow, Teti came prepared. In addition to bringing towels, sunscreen and a chair for her children, she also packed a water bowl and a ball for her mixed-breed dog.Teti said she would like to take her dog on Ocean City’s beaches, but is aware of the ban. When told of Hartzell’s proposal, she smiled.“That would be awesome,” she said. “We could all go to Ocean City as a family.”Teti stated she wouldn’t mind having to pay about $10 for a doggie beach tag. “I feel that would be reasonable,” she said.Teti’s brother, Bill McKelvey, who brought his chocolate Labrador retriever, Hugo, to Malibu Beach, said it would be a good idea to have doggie beach tags if they helped to defray the cost of waste bags and dispensers.Debbie Price, a regular at Malibu Beach, said she wouldn’t hesitate to pay for beach tags for her dogs if they could play on the Ocean City beaches.Price, of Buena Vista Township, has been coming to Malibu Beach for six years. On Monday, she was accompanied by her three Chihuahuas, Glory, Nacho and Nugget.She contemplated the possibility of taking all of her dogs on Ocean City’s beaches.  Price and her husband also own two bigger dogs, in addition to the three Chihuahuas.“It would be fun,” Price said. “It would be important to our family.”last_img read more

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Lidl and Aldi’s growth driven by millennials

first_imgGrowth in discount retailers Lidl and Aldi is being driven by millennials, whose spend on grocery shopping is rising three times faster than that of the overall population, according to Nielsen.Millennial spend at Aldi increased 46% year-on-year (52 w/e 16 July 2016) – compared to a 19% increase across all Aldi shoppers. Millennial spend at Lidl rose 28% – nearly twice the rate across all shoppers (15%).Historically, Asda has had the strongest appeal with millennials – especially millennial families who make 17.1% of their grocery spend to Asda, compared to 11.4% among the total population.“Although millennials, particularly families, have historically over-indexed on shopping at Asda, they’re now driving the growth of the discounters,” said Mike Watkins, Nielsen’s UK head of retailer and business insight.“However, it’s important not to think of millennials as one homogenous group. For example, they’ve also increased spend dramatically at Marks & Spencer, which has a large price difference to the discounters due a different product assortment.”Although overall grocery spend in Britain rose 2.7% year-on-year, spend among households where a millennial (aged 16-35) was the main shopper grew 7.9% – ahead of the next fastest-growing spenders, households led by people aged 65+ (up 3%).The average millennial household with children now spends an extra £210 annually on groceries compared to last year, while millennial households without kids spend £113 extra.In October, food marketing agency Kindred revealed that baking has become more common among millennials.last_img read more

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Pre-pack deal saves Sussex cake firm and 150 jobs

first_imgSussex-based handmade cake business More Foods – which supplies retailers including Waitrose and Budgens – has been rescued in a pre-pack deal.Administrators were appointed on 1 September this year, and the business and assets of the company immediately sold as part of a going concern to Sussex Bakes. The deal has saved the jobs of all 150 staff at the Chichester business.More Food was established 14 years ago, but founding director Caron Howe previously ran a coffee shop in Chichester serving homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches.As demand grew and local wholesalers approached the business about supplying them with baked products, Howe sold the coffee shop to concentrate on wholesale cakes and confectionery products. More Food was established in 2003 and took on a leasehold factory in Chichester.The business grew until it was turning over more than £8m a year, and moved to a purpose-built, 8,000 sq ft factory premises in the town.The costs of the move and fit-out of the new site, combined with raw material cost increases following the Brexit vote, put “substantial strain” on the business, according to administrators Andrew Duncan and Alex Cadwallader at Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group.Despite seeking additional investment, the directors were unable to save the business, and it entered administration.“The sale of the business via a pre-pack ensures the continued employment of all 150 members of staff and means work at the bakery can continue as it did before under the new ownership of Sussex Bakes,” said Duncan.last_img read more

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Brian Dubie, Premier Charest discuss future of Vermont-Quebec relations

first_imgIn their first conversation since November 2, Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Vermont Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie talked by phone late Wednesday about the future of Quebec and Vermont relations, as Vermont’s Governor-elect Peter Shumlin prepares to take office on January 6, 2011.Shumlin has asked Dubie to act as his liaison to Quebec.Dubie said, ‘Premier Charest and I covered all areas of collaboration between Vermont and Quebec: energy, homeland security, Lake Champlain and Lake Memphramagog, cultural exchange, commerce, road and rail transportation, and more.’It has been nearly eight years since Dubie attended Charest’s 2003 swearing-in ceremony in Quebec City, as the only invited American elected official.‘Much has been done since then, under the leadership of Governor Jim Douglas and Premier Charest,’ Dubie said, ‘and the Premier and I agreed that there’s still so much left to do. I look forward to assisting Governor-elect Shumlin in paving the way for future success in a way that’s positive for the people of Vermont and our favorite cousins, the people of Quebec.’Dubie lost a bid to be Vermont’s next governor to Shumlin in tight election held November 2.Along with Governor Douglas, Dubie has focused much of his energies in rebuilding and building relations with Quebec. The January 1997 ice storm, which knocked out power to much of northern Vermont and to large portions of Quebec, put a strain on relations between the cross border neighbors. After Douglas and Dubie were elected in 2002, they sought to repair relations and grow economic ties. Vermont utilities earlier this year signed a new, long term deal with Hydro-Quebec. Quebec companies, such as Revision Eyewear in Essex, recently have located plants in Vermont.last_img read more

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$1.4 billion Baltic offshore wind farm begins producing power

first_img$1.4 billion Baltic offshore wind farm begins producing power FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:A large offshore wind farm, operated by German utility firm E.ON in partnership with Norway’s Equinor, has sent its first electricity to the German grid.An equally-shared joint venture between E.ON and Equinor, the Arkona wind farm is situated in the German part of the Baltic Sea, Equinor said Monday. Investment in the project amounts to 1.2 billion euros ($1.41 billion).When fully up and running, it will have an output of 385 megawatts (MW) and will be able to send power to around 400,000 German homes. Pal Coldevin, Equinor’s head of new energy development, said Arkona was the company’s fourth wind farm to come online in Europe since 2012.“It is yet another important contribution to Equinor’s ambitious strategy, where the company is developing from a focused oil and gas company to a broad energy major, building on our extensive offshore experience and more than 40 years as one of the largest energy providers in Europe,” Coldevin said.The project, which is made up of 60 turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, is in the last stages of construction, with 44 turbines installed so far. The aim is to have all installed by the end of the year.Europe’s total offshore wind capacity increased by 25 percent in 2017, according to WindEurope. Just over 3.1 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind was installed in Europe last year, with total capacity hitting almost 15.8 GW, the trade body states.More: E.ON and Equinor’s $1.41 billion offshore wind farm sends first electricity to gridlast_img read more

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6 Dogs, Cats That Need To Come Home With You

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York There is never a shortage of sweet animals available for adoption on Long Island, but if you can’t adopt but want to help, perhaps you can donate to help make a difference.In honor of Animal Cruelty Awareness Month, The Nassau County SPCA has kicked-off their $5 challenge to help with their efforts of protecting animals from abuse and neglect, and to provide basic welfare for animals in need. Please donate as you can. For more information, check out their website.But if you can adopt, check out these adorable cats and dogs who are ready to go home with you today!RalphAvailable for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:Ralph originally came to the shelter as a stray after being found at a local gas station. he is a really sweet and handsome fella who gets along with both humans and other dogs. Ralph can be nervous with new people, so a savvy owner who knows how to introduce Ralph to new people would be what he needs. He is really affectionate and just so fun to be with, but go ahead, check him out for yourself!If you are interested in giving Ralph the home he deserves, call 516-785-5220, email [email protected] or visit3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.IvyAvailable for adoption at the Little Shelter in Huntington:Ivy is a regal Beagle of around 7 years old that arrived at the Little Shelter from a local town shelter. Ivy is a playful, curious and trusting dog. She’s not the most active girl in the world but she loves to take leisurely walks so she can stop and sniff the world. If you’re looking for a goofy, laid-back pooch, Ivy is your gal!DemiDemi came to the Little Shelter after her previous person passed away. She’s a little shy, but once she warms up to you, you’ve found yourself a forever friend. Demi may have no teeth, but she’s got a heart of gold and a sweet disposition to match. Come on down and meet this lovely lady, but look out, she may just steal your heart!JackJack is a super sweet orange tabby kitten available for adoption at Town of Huntington Cat Shelter. He came in with two other kittens and is currently waiting for find his furever home. Jack loves to cuddle, get belly rubs and will hold onto your hand as you give him chin scratches. He enjoys looking out the window and bird watching but also likes chasing his toys.For more information on adopting Ivy, Demi and Jack, please call the Little Shelter at 631-368-8770, or come in for a visit at 33 Warner Rd. in Huntington.WinnieAvailable for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:Winnie Cooper (reference #170724) is a gorgeous dog that was brought to the shelter as a stray just two days before Christmas 2017. Besides being cold and a bit fearful, it was also discovered that Winnie was pregnant and due very soon. She became a mom on January 6 and took the best care of her little pups, who have since been adopted.It is now time for Winnie to find her peace and happiness as she continues the next chapter of her young life. Winnie is less than 2 years old and is now spayed and up to date on all her vaccines. She is a rock star here at the shelter for the way she handled being a very pregnant mom and alone in the streets.Winnie Cooper weighs 42 pounds and is ready to be adopted. If you are a special home looking for a very special gal, Winnie is for you!NanaNana (reference #180074) came to the shelter in late February. Her owner was moving and could not take her. She is a 7-year-old gray, domestic short hair who is quite vocal and very loving. Nana will make a great companion for someone that loves attention from their cat. Nana is spayed, up to date on all of her vaccines, microchipped and oh so ready to be in a home again where she can spoil her new owner with purrs and kisses.For more information on Winne and Nana, call the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter at 516-677-5784.As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass it on!last_img read more

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Matthews Walk-A-Thon to take place with virus safety measures, details here

first_img“The great thing about this event is it’s so flexible, you really can do as much or as little as you want,” said Matthews Auto President Rob Matthews. (WBNG) — Matthews Auto is giving you the chance to give back to local charities in need. This year, walkers can walk the Vestal Rail Trail while maintaining social distance, or they can walk in their own neighborhoods. People who walk in their own neighborhoods will need to report their mileage. Matthews will donate $10 to five local charities for every mile walked by participants. The charities are: Toys for TotsGiGi’s PlayhouseMom’s HouseA Room to HealCamp Hopecenter_img The 2nd Annual Matthews Walk-A-Thon will take place on Oct. 10 and 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. You can register online by clicking here. There will be no registration tent at the Rail Trail. “Last year we had a lot of people doing a mile or two, and we also had three people do over fifty miles. So it’s wide open. Whatever your fitness level is, whatever you’re comfortable with, everybody’s welcome, and every bit helps,” he said.last_img read more

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Inter Milan targeting Arsenal, Manchester United and Man City stars this summer

first_img Skip Ad Inter Milan targeting Arsenal, Manchester United and Man City stars this summer PLAY Read More 1/1 Read More Ilkay Gundogan has been an important player for Manchester City this season (Picture: Getty Images)The likelihood of Inter signing all six of those players is extremely slim, but they are all under consideration, as is Roma’s Edin Dzeko, according to the same Italian publication.AdvertisementAdvertisementAntonio Conte looks set to take over at the black and blue half of Milan ahead of next season and wants to revamp his squad.The attacking options look most likely to be shaken up with Inter’s top scorer this season, Mauro Icardi, scoring just 10 league goals thus far.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIcardi has been linked with a move away from the San Siro, but Tutto Mercato Web report that the Argentine wants to stay on and work under Conte.Whether the new manager has the same idea or not is yet to be seen, and he may be in contact with the Old Trafford bosses over the availability of Sanchez and Lukaku.Sanchez is certainly for sale this summer, but his enormous wages at Man Utd may be a problem for his potential suitors.Lukaku’s future is unclear, but he has stated in the past that he would like to move to Italy and play in Serie A at some point in his career.Of all the possible Inter transfers, Gundogan looks the least likely, having been an important part of Manchester City retaining their Premier League title this season and reports suggesting City want to re-open contract talks with the Germany international.Gundogan’s current contract runs until the end of next season but the club are keen to extend it.MORE: Real Madrid complete €60m signing of Chelsea target Luka Jovic from Eintracht FrankfurtMORE: Real Madrid complete €60m signing of Chelsea target Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Video Settings Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More by Metro / center_img SPONSORED Comment Coming Next Read More Granit Xhaka is being eyed up by Inter Milan (Picture: Getty Images)Inter Milan are considering a huge Premier League raid this summer, with players from Arsenal and both Manchester clubs on their wanted list.Luciano Spalletti’s side are third in Serie A with two games to play, but are 23 points behind league-leaders Juventus and are looking to bridge that gap with some big name signings.The Nerazzurri have ambitions plans as they are targeting players in defence, midfield and attack in a bid to give them a shot at a first Serie A title since 2010.According to Corriere dello Sport Inter have their eyes on Manchester City pair Ilkay Gundogan and Danilo, Granit Xhaka from Arsenal and Manchester United trio Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Darmian and Romelu Lukaku.ADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Skip Phil HaighThursday 16 May 2019 7:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link54Shares 1 min. story Read More About Connatix V67539 Full Screenlast_img read more

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