first_imgThe presence of ice shelf basal channels has been noted in a number of Antarctic and Greenland ice shelves, but their impact on basal melting is not fully understood. Here we use the Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model to investigate the effect of ice-shelf basal channels on oceanic melt rate for an idealised ice shelf resembling the floating tongue of Petermann Glacier in Greenland. The introduction of basal channels prevents the formation of a single geostrophically balanced boundary current; instead the flow is diverted up the right-hand (Coriolis-favoured) side of each channel, with a return flow in the opposite direction on the lefthand side. As the prescribed number of basal channels is increased the mean basal melt rate decreases, in agreement with previous studies. For a small number of relatively wide channels the sub-ice flow is found to be a largely geostrophic horizontal circulation. The reduction in melt rate is then caused by an increase in the relative contribution of weakly-melting channel crests and keels. For a larger number of relatively narrow channels, the sub-ice flow changes to a vertical overturning circulation. This change in circulation results in a weaker sensitivity of melt rates to channel size. The transition between the two regimes is governed by the Rossby radius of deformation. Our results explain why basal channels play an important role in regulating basal melting, increasing the stability of ice shelves.last_img read more

first_img View post tag: with View post tag: passes View post tag: Frigate Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy’s INS Tarkash Frigate Passes Sea Trials with Flying Colors Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Tarkash Indian Navy’s INS Tarkash Frigate Passes Sea Trials with Flying Colors View post tag: sea View post tag: flying August 28, 2012 View post tag: Colors View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Indian Indian Navy’s INS Tarkash (F46) frigate, built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia, has passed her state sea trials in the Baltic Sea with flying colors, ITAR-TASS informed on Aug 25.INS Tarkash forms part of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered in 2006 by the Indian Navy under the Project 11356, comprising three frigates.According to the statement of Yantar Shipyard spokesman since the frigate’s launching from the shipyard’s quay in June, she endured various types of testing including a firing test of mid-range surface-to-air missile system Shtil-1.INS Tarkash will return for final examination in the shipyard in September, where it will be given the final touches in preparation for its hand over to its owners in November.In terms of specifications, the frigates can develop a top speed of  30 knots, reaching an operating range of 4,500 miles. The vessels from the series are armed with gun mounts, antiaircraft missile/gun systems, torpedo tubes, and anti-ship missiles.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 28, 2012; Image: Yantar shipyard View post tag: INS View post tag: Naval View post tag: trials Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img92, of Bayonne, passed away at her residence on April 21, 2017. Born in Schenectady, NY, Rose Marie attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY, later joining the USO where she toured overseas doing shows during WWII. She attended Barnard and Rutgers University and became very active in the community affairs in The City of Paterson NJ and with the YMCA in Bayonne, where she served on the board of directors for 14 years. Rose Marie worked many other jobs, eventually overseeing the operations of the family’s Bergen Point Brass Foundry Inc. in Bayonne. Rose Marie was the wife to the late Abraham Van Mitchell and later to the late Albert Lindberg Jr. She was the mother to Valerie, Van, Robin Mitchell-Haddad and her husband Mark, the late James Edward Mitchell and her “adoptive” son Rufus Brown. Rose Marie was also the grandmother to Jordan & Jacob Haddad, Nathaniel, Michael & Kaylee Mitchell and to Nicole Butler, as well as being the great grandmother to Izarra, Carter, Cecelia, Michael James and Tiffany. In lieu of any flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Rose Marie’s memory to either The National Conference for Community & Justice or to The St. George Antiochian Church, 237 Long Hill Road, Little Falls, NY 07424. Funeral arrangements by MIGLIACCIO Funeral Home, 851 Kennedy Blvd.last_img read more

first_imgNew “pick and mix” vocational qualifications in food manufactu-ring are set to be unveiled to emp-loyers by Improve, the sector’s skills council, in Leeds on 6 July.Under Improve’s plans, the exis- ting bakery qualifications, inclu-ding the NVQ Bakery levels 1-3 and the Bakery Progression Award, will be phased out over the next two years. Instead, new modular National Vocational Qualifications and Scottish Vocational Qualifications in Food Manufacture will be offered from September.They will include bakery specific units of competence: for example, at Level 2 there will be a craft bakery skills “pathway” alongside other “pathways” relevant to trainee bakers, such as production control skills or distribution skills.The qualifications will be availble through on-the-job training, colleges or private training.Development director Derek Williams said Improve’s role was to direct funding towards the new qualifications, which it expects will be in place by September. Improve chief executive Jack Matthews said “The system of accumulating units of learning recognises the limitations on study time available to those in employment.”To attend the launch event at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds contact Sally Jenkins at Improve on 0845 644 0448. See feature pg 20.last_img read more

first_imgThe year-on-year price of cocoa is now in decline, according to the LIFFE futures data, recorded in British Baker’s commodities table.The price (£/per tonne) on 11 January this year stood at £2,264 (+23.24 yoy) and, by 9 July, had risen to £2,601 (+59.08 yoy). However, in September (6/9) the price dipped under the £2k mark to £1,962 (+5.54 yoy), and this month (12/11) stands at £1,812 (-11.26 yoy).Following a price decline in both the New York and London cocoa markets in August, cocoa futures moved sideways at the beginning of September, according to the International Cocoa Organisation’s (ICCO’s) monthly market report for September.In its latest report, for October, it noted that a strong US dollar pressured cocoa prices to decline in the first month of October in both the London and New York markets. The price then fluctuated throughout the month, and ended up slightly lower at the end of October than the beginning.”Market participants monitoring the presidential elections on the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) were expecting a short covering rally, but that failed to materialise and prices fell by 5% to £1,882 (from £1,988 at the beginning of October) and by 4% to US$2,824 in London and New York respectively,” said the report.last_img read more

first_img This is great news for local residents and should hopefully provide peace of mind and security for the future.I would also like to say a huge thanks to all the residents for their patience and understanding in this drawn out matter and for the selfless financial contributions they themselves have made towards the project.” I’m delighted we’ve been able to complete this flood defence which is great news for the residents of Tyne Green. They have been on a long and difficult journey and ultimately used their initiative and all worked together to pool their grants which has allowed us to build this new flood defence. I’d like to thank them for their support and continued patience while we have worked together with Network Rail and others to find the best and most cost-effective solution at Tyne Green. We hope this protection afforded by the new defence will now provide local residents with peace of mind when bad weather threatens in the future. Work on a new £65,000 flood embankment which protects homes in Hexham from flooding is complete.Storm Desmond saw flooding to 15 properties at Tyne Green, Hexham, on 5 December 2015.Properties flooded as a result of water from the River Tyne flowing through an underpass beneath the Newcastle-Carlisle railway line near to Tyne Green Golf Course.The Environment Agency prioritises delivery of new and improved flood defences using government funding over a rolling six year programme, to schemes which provide the greatest benefits to protect properties from flooding.Due to the small number of properties that would benefit, against the cost of delivering a flood scheme at Tyne Green, the Environment Agency had been unable to deliver new flood defences in the area.Funded by residentsThe new flood bank has been uniquely funded by residents who pooled individual government grants made available to them following flooding over the winter period of 2015/16.The Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council worked closely with Tyne Green residents, Northumbrian Water and Network Rail to provide a creative solution.The work started on 11 June and was finished this week. Some fencing still needs to be put in place and this will take place early in July.The flood embankment, built by Breheny Civil Engineering, has been designed to protect against a flood event similar to that experienced by Tyne Green residents during Storm Desmond. Chris Hood, Project Manager for the Environment Agency, said: County Councillor for Hexham Central with Acomb Trevor Cessford added: This is another fine example of agencies working with local communities to find innovative solutions to improve their areas and prevent flooding events damaging their homes in the future.center_img The Environment Agency is urging people to ‘Prepare, Act, Survive’ by visiting the Floods Destroy website and do three things to prepare for flooding. Agencies working togetherNorthumberland County Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet member for Environment and Local Services, said: check your postcode and find out if you are at risk of flooding sign-up for free flood warnings if you are at risk view and save the 3-point flood plan so you know how to ‘Prepare, Act, Survive’ in a floodlast_img read more

first_imgAlastair Marsh is the Group Chief Executive of Lloyd’s Register Group, a professional and engineering services company with a current turnover of £850m and over 250 offices in 75 countries.Alastair has been with Lloyd’s Register for twelve years, initially as Chief Financial Officer, and in the last three years he made the transition from CFO to CEO. Lloyd’s Register supports over 60,000 clients to minimise risk and optimise the performance of their assets and processes across a range of sectors centred upon critical infrastructure including oil and gas, nuclear, low-carbon, chemicals, manufacturing and food. Safety and risk are at the heart of the Group, which began as Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, a marine classification company, and continues to be one of the four key global providers of this service. Cyber, data and digital technologies are a key strategic focus and, through its global technology centres, Lloyd’s Register is at the forefront of the application of new science and technology to future-proof clients’ businesses.In his time with Lloyd’s Register, Alastair has been instrumental in doubling the size of the business through organic and inorganic growth.Alastair takes a keen interest in the preservation of maritime history through the Group’s partnership with the Lloyd’s Register Foundation that owns a comprehensive archive made available to the public through the Heritage and Education Centre.Alastair is a chartered accountant and prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, spent six years with Price Waterhouse and subsequently held a number of senior management positions within the telecoms, chemicals, software, technology and computing sectors.This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The appointments process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Under the Code, any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years must be declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation, or candidature for election. Alastair has declared no such activity.last_img read more

first_imgRichard Deverell, Director Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew said: Kew Gardens is one of the world’s most iconic botanical gardens, home to beautiful grounds, historical buildings, extraordinary collection of flora and a scientific institution of global renown. I am pleased to introduce this Bill to the House, which will help Kew in boosting revenue and, thereby providing a further lasting legacy for this UNESCO World Heritage Site and ensuring generations of visitors can experience this exceptional British landmark for years to come. A new Bill which will allow Kew Botanic Gardens to prosper for centuries to come and generate up to £15 million in new income has been introduced in Parliament today.The Kew Gardens (Leases) No. 3 Bill extends the maximum allowable lease on Kew Gardens’ land from the current 31 years to 150 years.The historical legislation restricts the length of leases on Kew’s estate – making it difficult for the Gardens to generate commercial interest and investment in the culturally important 18th century buildings that face Kew Green.By extending the lease, Kew Gardens can open up new streams of revenue – estimated to be up to £15 million in the first 10 years – and allow the public to enjoy all elements of the history and beauty of this 132-hectare UNESCO World Heritage Site.Lord Gardiner, Minister for Kew Gardens, said: The passing of this new Bill offers Kew an excellent opportunity to attract private investment that will help ensure that we have an estate that supports the needs of the botanic gardens, the scientific team and our visitors for many years to come. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a world-famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding collections as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the globe.A major international and a top London visitor attraction, Kew attracts over 2.1 million visits every year.last_img read more

first_imgSource: Getty ImagesThe Real Bread Campaign has launched a sourdough-specific companion to its Real Bread Loaf Mark.The Sourdough Loaf Mark, launched ahead of the eighth annual Sourdough September event, is described as a visual aid for shoppers looking for genuine sourdough. It helps bakers and retailers give their customers an at-a-glance assurance as to which loaves, rolls, pizzas and more are.To use the real bread mark, bakers sign an annual usage agreement that they will only display it to market products that fit with the campaign’s definition of real bread – those made without processing aids, chemical leavening or other additives. In the case of the sourdough mark, it must be used to promote loaves that are leavened only using a live sourdough culture.It comes as the campaign continues to call for a legal definition of sourdough and mandatory full ingredients labelling for all loaves.In November, details of a proposed sourdough code of practice were presented for discussion with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). This included three definitions that were suggested for labelling and marketing purposes.However, the Real Bread Campaign claimed that in its current form the code would allow producers to ‘hijack’ the word sourdough.“With no legal definition of sourdough in the UK and elsewhere, people are at the mercy of industrial loaf fabricators, multiple retailers, and even some smaller operators, choosing to use the word disingenuously or downright misleadingly,” said Real Bread Campaign coordinator Chris Young.“This new Sourdough Loaf Mark is a stopgap symbol to support Real Bread bakers, and for shoppers seeking a simple solution to shunning sourfaux for any and all reasons they do so.”last_img read more