Bedmap2: improved ice bed, surface and thickness datasets for Antarctica

first_imgWe present Bedmap2, a new suite of gridded products describing surface elevation, ice-thickness and the seafloor and subglacial bed elevation of the Antarctic south of 60° S. We derived these products using data from a variety of sources, including many substantial surveys completed since the original Bedmap compilation (Bedmap1) in 2001. In particular, the Bedmap2 ice thickness grid is made from 25 million measurements, over two orders of magnitude more than were used in Bedmap1. In most parts of Antarctica the subglacial landscape is visible in much greater detail than was previously available and the improved data-coverage has in many areas revealed the full scale of mountain ranges, valleys, basins and troughs, only fragments of which were previously indicated in local surveys. The derived statistics for Bedmap2 show that the volume of ice contained in the Antarctic ice sheet (27 million km3) and its potential contribution to sea-level rise (58 m) are similar to those of Bedmap1, but the mean thickness of the ice sheet is 4.6% greater, the mean depth of the bed beneath the grounded ice sheet is 72 m lower and the area of ice sheet grounded on bed below sea level is increased by 10%. The Bedmap2 compilation highlights several areas beneath the ice sheet where the bed elevation is substantially lower than the deepest bed indicated by Bedmap1. These products, along with grids of data coverage and uncertainty, provide new opportunities for detailed modelling of the past and future evolution of the Antarctic ice sheets.last_img read more

Black Stone Minerals signs agreement with Aethon Energy

first_imgThe agreement calls for a minimum of four wells to be drilled in the initial programme year Black Stone Minerals announces agreement with Aethon Energy to restart development of Shelby Trough Acreage. (credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay) Black Stone Minerals announced that it has entered into a development agreement with affiliates of Aethon Energy (“Aethon”) with respect to the Company’s undeveloped Shelby Trough Haynesville and Bossier shale acreage in Angelina County, Texas.The agreement provides for minimum well commitments by Aethon in exchange for reduced royalty rates and exclusive access to Black Stone’s mineral and leasehold acreage in the contract area. The agreement calls for a minimum of four wells to be drilled in the initial program year, which begins in the third quarter of 2020, increasing to a minimum of 15 wells per year beginning with the third program year.“We are excited to partner with Aethon, one of the most experienced operators in the Haynesville Shale, to restart development of this important, high-net interest area for Black Stone,” stated Thomas L. Carter, Jr., Black Stone Minerals’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Shelby Trough holds enormous resource potential, and our deal with Aethon positions both companies to benefit from decades of attractive development opportunities.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report September 24-30

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Calls for Service: 589    Daily Average: 84September 24, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 92 Stops: 27 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 13 Fire and 12 EMS callsDomestic violence, 900 block Palen Ave., at 10:54amVehicle accident, 9th St. & Central Ave., at 2:17pmAssault, 1200 block Beach, at 4:56pmBurglary, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 10:23pmSeptember 25, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 83Stops: 21 Accidents: 3  Property Checks: 29 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 12 Fire and 12 EMS callsTheft, New Castle Rd., at 8:19amVehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 12:26pmVehicle accident, 600 block Haven Ave., at 3:29pmVehicle accident, 9th St. & Central Ave., at 3:35pmDomestic violence, 700 block Moorlyn Terr., at 8:36pmSeptember 26, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 91Stops: 33 Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 4:29pmDomestic violence, 5800 block West Ave., at 7:26pmWarrant, 3300 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 9:35pmSeptember 27, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 96Stops: 28 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 36 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 14 fire and 9 EMS callsWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 2:19amVehicle accident, 9th St. & West Ave., at 8:39amTheft, 200 block Haven Ave., at 9:08pmDWI, 3400 block Simpson Ave., one in custody, at 9:34pmDomestic violence, 400 block Haven Ave., at 10:20pmSeptember 28, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 74Stops: 22 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 13 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 4 EMS callsDomestic violence, 400 block Haven Ave., at 2:13amFraud, 900 block Central Ave., at 3:20pmSeptember 29, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 61Stops: 14 Accidents: 3    Property Checks: 16    Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 12 EMS callsWarrant, Gardens Pkwy., one in custody, at 7:19amVehicle accident, 7th St. & Ocean Ave., at 10:14amVehicle accident, 34th St. & Bay Ave., at 1:39pmVehicle accident, 31st St. & Simpson Ave., at 6:56pmSeptember 30, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 92Stops: 31 Accidents: 1  Property Checks: 35    Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 5 EMS callsDomestic violence, 5200 block Bay Ave., at 12:16amDomestic violence, 900 block Palen Ave., at 10:02amVehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 10:47amPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.last_img read more


first_imgSonneveld says its block improver, Proson, is easy to use for making artisan-style products.”It was the first fat-based block improver in the UK,” says Martin Churchill, technical sales manager for Sonneveld in the UK and Ireland. “This unique block form is perfect for the artisan baker, because you benefit from optimum processing convenience. Proson is very easy to dose in just about any quantity, in an extremely hygienic manner and without the use of scales, and because Proson is a fat-rich bread improver, you get dough with excellent workability,” he adds.last_img

Reed Mathis And Electric Beethoven To Make NYC Debut At Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_imgThe second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive is thrilled to announce the addition of Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven, a brand new instrumental collective with a direct focus on the classical suites of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. The brainchild of bassist Reed Mathis, the band features Jay Lane (drums), Cochrane McMillan (drums), Todd Stoops (keys), and Clay Welch (guitar) in a movement that can only be described as “Classical Dance Music.”Mathis traveled for years collecting music samples from an all-star cast of musicians, putting together a who’s who for their soon-to-be-released album, Beathoven, featuring Phish’s Mike Gordon and Page McConnell, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Galactic’s Stanton Moore, The Greyboy Allstars’ Robert Walter, Matt Chamberlain, The Barr Brothers and more. To bring the music to life, Mathis assembled another all-star cast of musicians, and recently debuted the project at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. The music itself recreates Beethoven’s entire 3rd and 6th Symphonies, “jammed the fuck out of course.” With the project now coming to New York, there’s no telling who Mathis will recruit for special guests on this east coast appearance.You can listen to the leading single from Beathoven, titled “Rebirth,” below.Set for October 22, 2016, the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to the event grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the event’s website.So far, BCA has officially announced [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, a collaboration between Break Science’s Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee with The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner, and the All Brothers Band featuring Oteil & Kofi Burbridge, and Alan & Neal Evans. Stay tuned for more lineup announcements over the coming weeks!In the meantime, see if you can guess what Brooklyn Comes Alive might be in store from the following lineup:Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Lineup:Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickShowcase Sets:RIPEOrgan FreemanArtists-At-Large:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (School of Rock)Elise Testone (American Idol)Supergroups:The All Brothers Band: Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, Alan Evans[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits: Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Marc Brownstein, Aron MagnerReed Mathis and Electric BeethovenJoe Russo, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, & Andy HessDRKWAV: John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & SkerikThe Nth Power Presents Earth, Wind & Power ft. Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Natalie Cressman, Skerik, The Shady Horns, Farnell Newton, Danny SadownickJason Hann’s RhythmatronixA Tribute To J Dilla: Borahm Lee, Nate Edgar, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff, Stu BrooksTim Palmieri & Friends: Dan Edinbugh, Jen Durkin, Rob Somerville, Alan EvansNatalie Cressman Presents: Nikki Glaspie, Will Bernard, Chris Bullock, Benny Rietveld, Samora PinderhughesThe Coomes Brothers Ft. Jesus Coomes, Tyler Coomes, Adam Smirnoff & The Shady HornsRoosevelt Collier’s NY Get Down Ft. Eli Winderman, Rob Compa, Adrian TramontanoManic Focus & FriendsMore information on Brooklyn Comes Alive can be found here.last_img read more

SGA dedicates funds to printers in dorms

first_imgSaint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) members voted unanimously to pursue an initiative that would eventually put printers in each residence hall and voted to dismiss a proposal for additional bike racks on campus. Both initiatives were ideas to spend the remaining $3,400 of the current SGA administration’s capital fund. Student body president Rachael Chesley brought technology into the dialogue. Updating technology has always been an interest of SGA, but all preceding administrations abandoned the idea after running into several obstacles, Chesley said. These obstacles include not having any one person responsible for the printer, which led to frequent state of disarray of the printers. According to Residence Hall Association (RHA) President Marianne Jones, RHA also has an interest in installing printers in the dorms, but funding is a roadblock. “Hall councils have been charged with coming up with a list of improvements to residence halls,” Jones said, “and the number one thing that everyone wanted was printers in the dorms, but this is out of RHA’s price limit.” SGA voted unanimously to officially pursue putting printers into the dorms. Chesley and student body vice president Laura Smith will meet with Coordinator of Student Computing
 Kathleen Hausmann next week to discuss a proposed plan of action, Chesley said. “I kind of see it as a phase process,” Chesley said. “It wouldn’t be all the dorms at once. I think it would begin with one dorm, one printer to prove to the technology department that we can do this, and then we can expand it in the future.” SGA also discussed installing more bike racks on campus. The bike rack proposal came from a series of comment cards SGA received from students through the comment card collection in the dining hall earlier in the year. Chesley pursued the suggestion with Building Services and brought price points and information to last week’s SGA meeting, but the initiative was moved to this week’s agenda. SGA members voted to dismiss the initiative due to lack of evidence that a majority of the student body supported it and due to the high cost of installing the bike racks.last_img read more

Fayettechill Launches Into Pack Category

first_imgFayettechill, an outdoor lifestyle clothing brand based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, run by a couple of entrepreneurs under 25-years old, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the development of their new product — the Journeyman Dry backpack, a waterproof pack designed to meet the needs of everyday life while remaining technical enough for outdoor adventures.The campaign launched July 14 and is slated for a 35-day run. Backers of the Kickstarter can pledge anywhere from $1 to $500 and will be “rewarded” with a selection of current Fayettechill products. The goal of the campaign is to raise $30,000 for the development and production of the new backpack.The 25L Journeyman Dry backpack features a traditional roll-top dry-bag waterproof main compartment, a water-resistant zippered top lid and front compartment, mesh side water bottle pockets, padded breathable straps and hip belt. It can accommodate a 15-inch laptop in a removable internal laptop sleeve. The pack body is constructed of a waterproof TPU nylon-coated oxford fabric.“Most packs out there were designed for hardcore use or they were little more than a book bag with straps,” said Fayettechill co-founder Mo Elliot. “We wanted a pack that could bridge that gap and be equally at home on the trail as it is on campus. Having it waterproof was essential in order to protect the various electronics everyone uses.”In addition to Fayettechill’s network of 50 retailers in 12 states, the company owns and operates a retail basecamp. Plans are underway to move the current shop to a new 3900-square-foot store in the heart of Fayetteville, planned for September, 2014.Fayettechill-Journeyman“We want the new shop to be the place for the local outdoor community to congregate, not just to shop for gear. We plan to conduct athlete workshops, a place to hold events with our charitable partners and we’ll even have a small café serving coffee and local beers.”Since its beginnings in 2009 as t-shirt company started in a dorm room at the University of Arkansas, Fayettechill has grown to a multi-million dollar outdoor lifestyle clothing company.It was originally conceived to be a “culture brand” focused on promoting an outdoor lifestyle. As the brand grew, they realized it was not just a laid-back lifestyle that they were attracted to, but their Ozark Mountain setting that allowed it to take place. Now Fayettechill creates “experience inspired apparel” for outdoor enthusiasts and promotes “the relaxed and fulfilled state of mind that is brought about by adventuring into the wild.”Click here to learn more about Fayettechill or visit their Facebook page.Coincidentally, Water Stone Outdoors in Fayetteville, West Virginia, are big fans of Fayettechill, and are carrying many of their products.last_img read more

Hamptons Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A driver was arrested on various charges after the truck he was driving allegedly struck and killed an 81-year-old Sag Harbor woman who was crossing a road in Bridgehampton on Monday evening, Southampton Town Police said.Anna Pump was crossing Montauk Highway on a crosswalk in front of the Bridgehampton Post Office when she was hit by a westbound Dodge Dakota pickup at 7:22 p.m., police said.The driver, 40-year-old Louis Ortega, was charged with circumventing an interlock device, unlicensed operation and failing to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.Detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about this crash to call them at 631-702-2230 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

HHS using Indonesian strain for second H5N1 flu vaccine

first_imgMar 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A second vaccine against human H5N1 influenza is being developed, US Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Mike Leavitt announced yesterday.In a speech at an immunization conference, Leavitt announced that he has authorized the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to start work on a second vaccine, according to an Associated Press (AP) report published yesterday.The decision is routine, HHS spokesman Bill Hall told CIDRAP News today.”We’ve been following the virus and trying to monitor it. We have determined there is a strain that is distinct enough from the Asian strain that first arose,” Hall said. It was isolated in Indonesia, so it’s named after that country: A/Indonesia/5/2005.”If a third strain were to evolve, which is very likely, we would do the same thing,” he said.The United States has been testing and stockpiling vaccines based on an earlier strain of H5N1, isolated from Vietnam in 2004. Two companies, Sanofi Pasteur and Chiron Corp., have been producing the vaccines under HHS contracts worth a total of more than $200 million. But no one knows how effective those vaccines will be if the virus evolves into a pandemic strain.Work with the Indonesian strain of H5N1 began in October 2005, Ruben Donis, team leader of the molecular genetics group in the CDC’s flu branch, told Bloomberg News yesterday. He said the vaccine is ready for further development by companies now.Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Md., told the AP that this second vaccine could give pharmaceutical companies a head start if a viral variant similar to the Indonesian strain were to develop efficient human-to-human transmission.Using a CDC-developed prototype virus will allow companies to decide how best to grow viruses that can be used in the vaccine, Fauci said in the Bloomberg story. Subsequently, animal and human tests would be needed to determine the efficacy of the vaccine. Fauci said the decision to develop a second vaccine “doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to be stockpiling doses of this vaccine.”Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of the CIDRAP Web site, today praised HHS for closely tracking the H5N1 virus. The need to update the antigen composition shouldn’t be a surprise, he said.However, Osterholm expressed hope that eventually vaccine development will be sophisticated enough that instead of constantly updating to accommodate changes, suppliers could produce a vaccine for any H5 virus.In related developments, Sanofi Pasteur and Chiron recently reported progress in fulfilling their government contracts for producing vaccines based on older H5N1 strains. The contracts are for the national emergency stockpile of vaccines and drugs.In February, Sanofi Pasteur reported it had finished making a supply of H5N1 in bulk concentrate form under a $150 million contract with HHS. The agency originally awarded the company a $100 million contract in September 2005, and later added another $50 million for additional vaccine, the company said. The extra vaccine will be used by the US Department of Defense, the company said in a Feb 6 news release.The number of doses provided under the contract remains to be decided in clinical trials designed to determine, among other things, the optimal formulation of the vaccine, company and HHS officials have said.Sanofi recently delivered 15,000 experimental doses of the vaccine to the NIH for use in the clinical trials, the company reported in the same news release. The doses include the adjuvant aluminum hydroxide (alum), intended to stimulate the immune system so it will take less vaccine to generate an effective response. The doses contain varying amounts of antigen (active ingredient) for testing purposes.Chiron Corp. reported on Feb 24 that HHS had agreed to give the company more time to complete production of its H5N1 vaccine. HHS awarded Chiron a $62.5 million contract in October 2005 to produce the vaccine in bulk form.”Chiron is producing the vaccine at its facility in Liverpool, England, and expects to complete approximately 70 percent of the order” before switching over to production of seasonal flu vaccine in March, a company statement said. Chiron plans to switch back to producing the H5N1 vaccine this fall, after production of the seasonal vaccine is finished.last_img read more

How to downsize from the family home

first_imgMirvac’s residential apartment development Ascot Green next to Eagle Farm racecourse.The internal fixtures are being installed, and the last licks of paint are being applied, with the first residents expected to move in to the Ascot Green development by July.Construction of Ascot House – the first of two towers to be built as part of stage one – is nearing completion, with over 70 per cent of apartments sold. Ascot House overlooks Eagle Farm Racecourse and features one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses.It, and the entire Ascot Green development, is being constructed by Mirvac as part of a joint venture with the Brisbane Racing Club. Mirvac’s Ascot Green residential apartment projectMirvac’s general manager of residential in Queensland Warwick Bible said Ascot House alone had secured sales close to $60 million.“Many of our buyers are relocating from the local areas of Ascot, Hamilton and Clayfield as they are attracted to the oversized apartments available at Ascot House, as well as the serene, green outlook afforded by the tower’s location,” he said. “We have also recently launched our premium display apartments and we look forward to showing buyers that they don’t need to compromise on quality or space with our special residences.”A one-bedroom apartment at Ascot House is selling for $495,000. It includes a separate multipurpose room with built-in wardrobe that can be converted into another bedroom.There is also a balcony, a separate dining space and laundry, timber-look flooring, a spacious kitchen with stone benchtops and quality appliances, ducted airconditioning, and a large master bedroom with carpet. Resident facilities include a roof top recreation deck, pool and fully-equipped gym. Brisbane locals Trevor and Lorelei Gozzard bought a three-bedroom apartment at Ascot House last year, and said the strong investment potential was a major selling point. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“Location, building quality and possibilities for capital growth were among the strongest reasons towards purchasing our new home,” Mr Gozzard said. Mirvac general manager of design Diana Sarcasmo said there were several factors for downsizers to consider before buying — adequate storage, furnishable floorplan, proximity to transport and amenities, on-site amenities and flexible space designs. Whether a development is pet-friendly should also be taken in to account. Mirvac design general manager Diana Sarcasmo“Downsizing from a family home to an apartment is a great opportunity to take a critical look at the possessions you truly value and what is merely clutter,” Ms Sarcasmo said. “Inevitably there will be less storage space in an apartment than a house but you should check that there is provision for essential household items. “Additional basement storage can be a bonus for those with bulky items homeowners want to retain.”Ms Sarcasmo said a buyers reason for downsizing was also a consideration, noting some still have many years of work ahead of them while others were seeking a ‘lock and leave’ lifestyle. “Apartments offer homeowners a low-maintenance lifestyle, which frees up a lot of time to spend on things that give you pleasure,” she said. “Downsizing your home shouldn’t equate to downsizing your life — you’ll want to continue the hobbies you’ve enjoyed over the years. “When considering how many bedrooms would best suit your needs, the second or third bedroom can be a great flexible space for sewing, a home office, guest accommodation or simply storing those items you couldn’t bear to throw out.” .last_img read more