The 8.2 ka event from Greenland ice cores

first_imgWe present a collection of high-resolution chemistry and stable isotope records from the plateau of the Greenland ice cap during the cold event 8200 yr ago. Using a composite of four records, the cold event is observed as a 160.5 yr period during which decadal-mean isotopic values were below average, within which there is a central event of 69 yr during which values were consistently more than one standard deviation below the average for the preceding period. Four cores in north, south, and central Greenland show differences at decadal and shorter timescales; it is not yet clear if this represents significant spatial differences in response. The results show clear evidence for colder temperatures and a decrease in snow-accumulation rate. However, the changes in chemical concentrations for the ions looked at here are small, suggesting only minor changes in atmospheric circulation for this event. Apart from the decrease in methane concentration, Greenland ice cores give only weak evidence for effects outside the North Atlantic region.last_img read more

Hoosier truckers getting recognition during pandemic, shutdown

first_img By Network Indiana – May 14, 2020 0 292 Hoosier truckers getting recognition during pandemic, shutdown CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Previous articleInfant dies after being found unresponsive in a South Bend hotel roomNext articleStudy suggests more cases, fewer death rate of COVID-19 in Indiana Network Indiana Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter (Source: http://bit.ly/2bBHTjJ License: http://bit.ly/2bBHhe9) ELWOOD, Ind. — More than a million truck drivers are on Indiana roads every single day, even during the pandemic.You might get annoyed by how slow they drive in front of you, but we need them now more than ever, says Hue Andrews, the chief operating officer for RG Transport.“If it wasn’t for the truck drivers, the economy wouldn’t be moving but that’s nothing different than what it was before the virus,” Andrews told Inside Indiana Business. “Trucking always moves the economy.”Andrews says truck drivers are now getting the recognition that they didn’t receive before.“You know, there are a lot of people that are essential that we had never even thought about because they just don’t know and I hope that carries forward,” said Andrews.Richard Lewis, who drives over 500 miles every day for RG Transport, is also grateful for the thanks he’s received, but says he’s just doing his job.“At the end of the day, it’s nothing different than what we do every day; this is what we have always done,” said Lewis. “We’ve always delivered goods. So, again, it’s just another day in the office.”He says everything that you buy to survive during these uncertain times was brought to the store by a truck driver, and is appreciative of the awareness they are receiving from Hoosiers. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Whitbread looks to replace chairman Anthony Habgood

first_imgWhitbread PLC is looking for a new chairman, it has been reported.According to The Times, the Costa Coffee operator is believed to be looking for a successor to Anthony Habgood, chairman of the company for nine years.When contacted, Whitbread refused to comment.Also reported by Sky News, it is rumoured that Habgood will step down in June next year. Speculation currently surrounds whether his successor will be chosen from the company’s current non-executives.The company’s interim results for the six months to 29 August 2013, published last month, showed that Costa Coffee had seen a 20.5% rise in underlying profit to £43.5m, up from £36.1m. Sales at Costa had also increased by 20.9%, worldwide system sales were up by 19.5% and like-for-like (LFL) sales were up 5.5%.Overall for Whitbread, total revenue was up by 12.4% to £1.14bn, up from £1.01bn and group sales increased by 2.8%.last_img read more

Candidates for Harvard board positions announced

first_imgAs they do each year, Harvard degree holders will have the opportunity to vote this spring for new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers and for elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).The elections will begin April 1. Eligible voters will have the option of voting online or by paper ballot. Completed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. (EDT) on May 18. All holders of Harvard degrees, except officers of instruction and government at Harvard and members of the Harvard Corporation, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. All Harvard degree holders may vote for HAA elected directors.The candidates listed below will be considered by voters for five anticipated vacancies on the Board of Overseers and for six openings among the HAA elected directors. This year there are 11 candidates for Overseer and nine candidates for HAA elected director.Eight of the candidates for Overseer, and all nine candidates for HAA elected director, have emerged from this fall’s deliberations of the HAA nominating committee. The committee’s voting members include three current or recent Overseers as well as 10 Harvard alumni of varied backgrounds and experience who are appointed by the HAA executive committee. Through its deliberations, which extended over the fall, the nominating committee reviewed about 300 people proposed for inclusion on the Overseers ballot and about 200 proposed for inclusion on the ballot for HAA elected directors.Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition — by obtaining a required number of signatures from eligible voters. This year, three candidates qualified for the ballot by petition.The Board of Overseers is one of Harvard’s two governing boards, along with the President and Fellows, also known as the Corporation. Formally established in 1642, the board plays an integral role in the governance of the University. As a central part of its work, the board directs the visitation process, the primary means for periodic external assessment of Harvard’s Schools and departments. Through its array of standing committees and the roughly 50 visiting committees that report to them, the board probes the quality of Harvard’s programs and assures that the University remains true to its charter as a place of learning. More generally, drawing on its members’ diverse experience and expertise, the board provides counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities, plans, and strategic initiatives. The board also has the power of consent to certain actions, such as the election of Corporation members. The current membership and more information about the Board (and related Gazette articles) can be found here.The candidates’ names appear below in ballot order, as determined by lot.Overseer candidatesThe HAA nominating committee has proposed the following candidates for the 2021 election.Terah Evaleen Lyons ’14Founding Executive Director, Partnership on AISan FranciscoRaymond J. Lohier Jr. ’88, cum laudeJ.D. ’91, New York University School of LawU.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitBrooklyn, N.Y.Christopher B. Howard, M.B.A. ’03 with distinctionB.S. ’91, U.S. Air Force Academy; M.Phil. ’94, D.Phil. ’96, University of OxfordPresident, Robert Morris UniversityPittsburghChristiana Goh Bardon, M.D. ’98, magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’03S.B./S.M. ’93, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyManaging Director, Oncology Impact Fund andFounder, Managing Member, Portfolio Manager, Burrage CapitalChestnut Hill, Mass.Maria Teresa Kumar, M.P.P. ’01B.A. ’96, University of California, DavisCEO/President, Voto LatinoWashington, D.C.Sheryl WuDunn, M.B.A. ’86B.A. ’81, cum laude, Cornell University; M.P.A. ’88, Princeton UniversityJournalist and Author; Co-Founder, FullSky PartnersWestchester, N.Y.Kimberly Nicole Dowdell, M.P.A. ’15B.Arch. ’06, Cornell UniversityPrincipal and Director of Business Development, HOK Group, Inc.Immediate Past President, National Organization of Minority ArchitectsChicagoMark J. Carney ’87, magna cum laudeM.Phil. ’93, D.Phil. ’95, University of OxfordUnited Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and FinanceFormer Governor, Bank of England and Bank of CanadaOttawa, Ontario, CanadaThe following candidates for Overseer were nominated by petition.Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, Ed.M. ’17B.A. ’11, University of PennsylvaniaDirector of Native Student Services, University of South DakotaVermillion, S.D.Natalie Unterstell, M.P.A. ’16B.B.A. ’04, Fundacao Getulio VargasSenior International Expert, United Nations’ Green Climate FundRio de JaneiroYvette Efevbera, S.M. ’11, S.D. ’18B.A. ’09 with high honor, Michigan State UniversityAdviser, Gender-Based Violence and Child Marriage, Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationSeattleThe HAA Board of Directors is an advisory board that guides the fostering of alumni community-building, creating University citizens of alumni and alumni volunteers. The work focuses on developing volunteer leadership, increasing and deepening alumni engagement through an array of programs that support alumni communities worldwide. In recent years, the board’s priorities have included strengthening outreach to recent graduates and graduate school alumni; supporting antiracism work in alumni communities; and continuing to build and promote inclusive communities.Elected director candidatesThe HAA nominating committee has proposed the following HAA elected director candidates for the 2021 election.Maiya Williams Verrone ’84, cum laudeTelevision Writer/Producer and AuthorPacific Palisades, Calif.Hannah Park ’13M.B.A. ’20, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern UniversityHuman Resources Business Partner, Curriculum AssociatesEverett, Mass.Benjamin Taylor Faw, M.B.A. ’14B.S. ’07, U.S. Military AcademyCo-Founder and CEO, AdVon CommerceLas VegasÍñigo Sánchez-Asiaín, M.B.A. ’90B.A. ’86, Universidad Pontificia ComillasFounding Partner, Portobello CapitalMadridJane Labanowski ’17Lead, Spaceport Development, SpaceXBrownsville, TexasTenzin Priyadarshi, M.T.S. ’03B.A./B.S. ’01, Le Moyne CollegeDirector, The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MITCambridge, Mass.George Abraham Thampy ’10M.B.A. ’17, Stanford UniversitySenior Director, CareDxSan FranciscoRebecca Chamian Ribaudo ’93, magna cum laudeAuthor and Freelance WriterChicagoWhitney S.F. Baxter ’07, M.B.A. ’11Vice President, Head of Strategy and Group Enterprises, MTV Entertainment GroupBrooklyn, N.Y.last_img read more

Called to serve’

first_imgAfter 70 years, University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh finally realized his dream of becoming a chaplain in the United States Navy. Rear Admiral Mark Tidd, chief of chaplains for the United States Navy, designated Hesburgh an honorary naval chaplain in a special ceremony Wednesday night in the Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library. Captain Earl Carter, commanding officer of Notre Dame’s Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), said the “well-deserved and significant” event was about honoring Hesburgh for his leadership and life-long legacy of service. “Today we honor this selfless leader who has done so much for so many,” Carter said. In awarding Hesburgh, Tidd said he could think of no one who better exemplified the navy chaplain motto “vocati ad servitium,” or “called to serve.” “The Latin words on the naval chaplain corps seal are translated ‘called to serve,’” Tidd said. “In my mind there is no one more deserving to be named an honorary naval chaplain than someone who has answered the call to serve our nation, the call to serve the world, and the call to serve God.” “Fr. Hesburgh, I am humbled to be able to declare: you are an honorary navy chaplain.” Hesburgh said he was touched by the honor, and both he and the University would continue to cherish a connection with the U.S. Navy. “I can’t tell you how much I am touched to be honored by my Navy brothers. … The Navy is welcome at Notre Dame,” Hesburgh said. “Notre Dame is better because we’ve had the Navy here as long as we’ve had ROTC. “I can feel even closer to our Naval ROTC students now that I am an officer in the navy. I will continue to serve our navy and country in every way possible. Anchors away.” Tidd said although Hesburgh wanted to be a Navy chaplain ever since he was ordained in 1943, his path to chaplaincy was very indirect. “He took the long way around to becoming a navy chaplain,” Tidd said. Hesburgh said he was forced to set aside his desire to serve as a Navy chaplain in obedience to his vows as a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He instead obtained advanced degrees in and taught theology. Tidd said the inspiration to make Hesburgh’s dream come true all these years later began with Naval chaplain Fr. Bill Dorwart. Tidd said Hesburgh encouraged Dorwart, a member of Holy Cross, to become a Navy chaplain. He said it was Dorwart who then brought Hesburgh’s dream to Tidd’s attention and who suggested the possibility of making Hesburgh an honorary chaplain. Tidd said he was in favor of the idea, especially since he had met Hesburgh aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. “I thought it was a great idea. I had personally met him aboard the Theodore Roosevelt and knew about his commitment to serving our Navy and Marines,” Tidd said. “Fr. Hesburgh has had a strategic impact on our nation. He has also had a personal impact on many people, including Fr. Dorwart.” Reflecting on the ceremony, Carter said he was glad Hesburgh received the honor and that Notre Dame’s Navy ROTC battalion could benefit from Hesburgh’s example. “I thought it was a faithful tribute to a very, very deserving leader,” Carter said. “I’m honored we were able to do the presentation in front of our battalion of midshipmen, since Fr. Hesburgh’s selfless service to the nation provides them with such a shining example as they look forward to their naval careers.” Tidd said the ceremony reflected both Hesburgh’s and the University’s history with the U.S. Navy. “It was a great way to celebrate his long connection to the navy and Notre Dame’s long connection to the navy,” he said. Sophomore midshipman Sam Hyder said the ceremony seemed to bring Hesburgh’s career back to where it had begun. “I thought it was pretty full circle for Fr. Hesburgh’s career that when he started as a priest he wanted to be a chaplain and now he is one,” he said. “I thought it was impressive he was faithful to both the Navy and Holy Cross.” Sophomore midshipman Kate Privateer said she was happy to be part of a ceremony honoring Hesburgh and to know about Hesburgh’s appreciation for the organization granting him the honor. “I’m really glad I could be part of a ceremony for Fr. Hesburgh because of what he has done for our country and for our ROTC battalion,” she said. “It’s great he could be honored by an organization he cares so much about.” Junior midshipman Murphy Lester said it was overwhelming to witness the ceremony. “I think there are so few people who have done so much to shape our nation and our University,” he said. “To be able to be here for this, to say I was there when they made Fr. Hesburgh a chaplain, is unbelievable. It’s beyond words.” Contact Christian Myers at [email protected]last_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Summersville, West Virginia

first_imgWhen it comes to pure scenic value, few places east of the Mississippi River can outmatch the natural grandeur of Summersville.The 28,000-acre Summersville Lake is a popular flatwater paddling destination and scenic swimming spot, where sheer sandstone cliffs tower above crystal clear waters.Not surprisingly, Summersville is also a climbing mecca. Just below Summersville Dam is the roaring Gauley River, one of the most celebrated whitewater rivers in the country. Paddlers flock to the Gauley, especially in the fall, when dam releases attract the world’s top boaters and hundreds of recreational rafters. Nearby, the Cranberry Wilderness area is one of the most rugged and remote mountain wilderness areas in the East and a beloved backpacking oasis.Cudas_IB_0814_2DID YOU KNOW? At 47,815 acres, the Cranberry Wilderness is the largest federally designated wilderness area in Eastern United States. Bordered to the north by the Williams River and to the southwest by the South Fork of the Cranberry River, the area is home to some seventy miles of maintained hiking trails.Vote now at blueridgeoutdoors.com!last_img read more

11 tax moves every taxpayer should make before the end of the year

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It’s coming soon – and we don’t mean Christmas or Hanukkah. While the deadline to file income taxes is still more than four months away, now is the time to get serious about tax planning.That’s because some moves need to be made by Dec. 31 if you want to take advantage of certain tax breaks. Plus, the sooner you get organized, the sooner you can get your taxes filed and your refund (if any) in hand.“Start getting organized early,” says Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA and tax expert for TurboTax. Gathering up documentation about business expenses, charitable donations and other potential opportunities for deductibles from this year will save you time and headaches later.If you’ve experienced a life change, you may need time for additional preparation. Those changes include starting a business, moving for a job, buying a house, suffering an expensive health crisis, getting married or having a baby. For example, to claim the baby as a dependent, you will need to apply for the child’s Social Security number if you haven’t already. continue reading »last_img read more

Growing hemp industry buoyed by new stores, new laws

first_imgFor shops such as Your CBD Store that pride themselves on selling high quality products, it’s a big win in an industry where transparency isn’t always the case. Earlier this year, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo introduced a bill to create higher standards for what CBD products can be sold in the state. On Monday, that bill was signed into law by Governor Cuomo. That’s the case for Your CBD Store, which opened its’ second Binghamton area location Wednesday. Assemblywoman Lupardo said this bill will help protect consumers across New York. “Eventually, they’re only going to be able to sell products that have New York standards, so those products coming in with unknown origins and unknown ingredients and bad labels, are really not going to be able to be sold in New York State because of our very high labeling standard,” Lupardo told 12 News Wednesday.center_img (WBNG) — For a rapidly expanding industry, having clear standards and guidelines can be a big boost for business. The hemp industry has exploded across the Southern Tier over the past five years, but when growth outpaces rules it can put consumers and businesses at risk. The law mandates that each product have a QR code or similar technology that tells consumers exactly what ingredients are in the product and where they were grown.last_img read more

People moves: RPMI director to retire; new CIO for Cambridge endowment [updated]

first_imgUniversity of Cambridge – Tilly Franklin has been appointed the new CIO for the university’s £3.2bn endowment fund. She replaces Nick Cavalla, who left last year after 10 years at the fund to join Talisman Global Asset Management, the family office of the Pears family. He took three investment colleagues with him.Franklin was already on the university’s investment board – since 2014 – but joins as the endowment fund’s CIO from Alta Advisers, a London-based investment advisory firm and one of Europe’s leading single family investment offices, where she was director of investments and head of private equity. She has also worked at private equity firm Apax Partners, BBC Worldwide and Virgin Management, and is an alumna of the university. Stephen Toope, University of Cambridge vice-chancellor, said: “Tilly is the ideal person to lead the endowment fund into this new era. She brings a wealth of financial experience and a passionate commitment to responsible fund management. We are lucky to have her.”According to a statement, her appointment “coincides with the university’s efforts to tackle the fundamental problems facing humanity such as climate change, food security and chronic disease, where the fund’s contribution plays a vital role in supporting research and scholarship”.  Asset Management Exchange (AMX) – The institutional platform for investors and asset managers set up by Willis Towers Watson has hired Larry Morrissey as chief compliance officer for AMX Ireland, which manages more than $8bn (€7.2bn) in assets from Cork, in the south of the country.He was previously at MPMF Fund Management in Ireland, where he served for three years as senior vice president and acted in various compliance roles on behalf of a number of large institutional clients. Before MPMF he was head of investment fund listings at Maples and Calder.Aegon – The supervisory board of Dutch insurer Aegon has proposed the appointment of Lard Friese as CEO. He is to succeed Alex Wynaendts, who plans to step down after 11 years at the helm.Friese will join from NN Group where he has been CEO and executive chairman for the past five years. Friese has almost 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including at Aegon between 1993 and 2003 as executive vice president for life insurance.Aegon said the intended appointment had been approved by the company’s regulators and positively advised upon by its works council. Friese, who will leave NN with immediate effect, is to start as CEO designate on 1 March and succeed Wynaendts at the AGM on 15 May. Wynaendts is to remain available as adviser to the company until 30 September.Catella — The fund management arm of Swedish financial firm Catella has appointed Mattias Nilsson to a senior role in its long-short equity management team. He was previously one of the main managers of Brummer & Partners’ Futuris hedge fund. Catella said he would take up his new role on 26 August.BankInvest — Kasper Lytthans, former portfolio manager and member of the investment board at BankInvest, is leaving the company for a new role at Copenhagen-based prescription medicine supplier Abacus Medicine, where he will work as investor relations manager. He has worked for the Danish investment manager for over 12 years, as a senior analyst before his most recent role. In a post on LinkedIn, Lytthans said he would take up the new role on 15 August.XPS Pensions Group – James Leeming has joined the pensions consultancy as partner and head of investment in its Manchester office. He was previously a director in the employee benefits practice at JLT Group, and is a qualified actuary. American Century Investments – The US manager has again hired from Dimensional Fund Advisors for its new Avantis Investors unit being led by Eduardo Repetto and Patrick Keating, two veterans of DFA. The new recruits are Ted Randall, Mitchell Firestein and Daniel Ong, who were portfolio managers at DFA. Avantis Investors is gearing up to launch diversified, tax-efficient and low-cost investment strategies, and in June filed a registration statement with the US regulator for five equity funds. A spokesman said the vehicles would also be offered as separate accounts outside the US. Savills Investment Management – Barbara Linnemann has been appointed head of asset management for Germany at the real estate investment manager. Her responsibilities will include driving further growth in company’s business of asset management mandates for foreign investors. She was most recently managing director at Apleona Argoneo, where she was responsible for asset management. RPMI, University of Cambridge, Asset Management Exchange, Aegon, Catella, BankInvest, XPS Pensions Group, American Century Investments, Savills Investment Management RPMI – Julian Cripps, managing director of RPMI Railpen, the in-house manager for the UK’s £26.8bn (€29.8bn) railways pension scheme, will retire at the end of the year.The industry-wide scheme has appointed Michelle Ostermann, chief fiduciary officer, and Stuart Blackett, managing director of group services, to its board of directors ahead of Cripps’ departure. The announcement also follows the retirement earlier this year of managing director David Maddison.Ostermann joined RPMI Railpen at the start of this year from British Columbia Investment Management while Blackett has been at RPMI since 2001, having joined from what was then Arthur Andersen. last_img read more

Seaside living in Mooloolaba for a cool $15m

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenMooloolaba’s $15m penthouse00:39Penthouse living has been taken to new heights on the Esplanade in Mooloolaba, Queensland. This lavish two-level residence boasts north-facing views of the ocean and a $15 million price tag to go with it.The luxurious penthouse at 1101/87 Mooloolaba Esplanade has an internal lift, a cinema and four king-sized bedrooms, as well as room for 12 cars with downstairs parking and a rooftop spa.Imagine waking up to this view every morning. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buyHowever, it’s the waterfront views that are the main attraction of the home. Mooloolaba is one of the safest and most picturesque beaches on the north shore of the Sunshine Coast.Located on the Esplanade, the beach is only a few steps away from the penthouse – imagine popping downstairs for a swim and then drying off with a cool drink on your expansive balcony. Gallery (10 images)A grand staircase greets guests in the entry way. Picture: www.realestate.com.au/buyOn the other side of the penthouse are views of the Glass House Mountains.The home is part of Sea Pearl’s complex, which means new owners will also have access to a gym, steam room and sauna, swimming pool and spa.The style of the interiors is opulent with only the finest finishes, including marble surfaces, dazzling chandeliers and a grand staircase.Simon Guilfoyle from G1 Property says the penthouse is likely to attract interest from international, interstate and local buyers.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“We will be marketing the property internationally, but we would also expect to see some strong interest from local buyers who understand the value and location,” he says.While $15 million is eye-watering for most of us, for those seeking a luxury home with all the bells and whistles it’s a good buy.“The Spirit Surfers Paradise Penthouse is for sale at $41 million and it’s a similar size to our ultra-luxurious Sea Pearl Penthouse, on offer at a reasonable $15 million including custom designer furnishings, 12 car spaces and multiple store rooms,” says Guilfoyle.“My last Sea Pearl apartment sale, recently sold to a New South Wales family, was only one-fifth of the size of this penthouse and sold for $4.4 million.”last_img read more