first_imgThe Southern Ocean archipelago, the South Orkney Islands (SOI), became the world’s first entirely high seas marine protected area (MPA) in 2010. The SOI continental shelf (~44 000 km2), was less than half covered by grounded ice sheet during glaciations, is biologically rich and a key area of both sea surface warming and sea-ice losses. Little was known of the carbon cycle there, but recent work showed it was a very important site of carbon immobilization (net annual carbon accumulation) by benthos, one of the few demonstrable negative feedbacks to climate change. Carbon immobilization by SOI bryozoans was higher, per species, unit area and ice-free day, than anywhere-else polar. Here, we investigate why carbon immobilization has been so high at SOI, and whether this is due to high density, longevity or high annual production in six study species of bryozoans (benthic suspension feeders). We compared benthic carbon immobilization across major regions around West Antarctica with sea-ice and primary production, from remotely sensed and directly sampled sources. Lowest carbon immobilization was at the northernmost study regions (South Georgia) and southernmost Amundsen Sea. However, data standardized for age and density showed that only SOI was anomalous (high). High immobilization at SOI was due to very high annual production of bryozoans (rather than high densities or longevity), which were 2x, 3x and 5x higher than on the Bellingshausen, South Georgia and Amundsen shelves, respectively. We found that carbon immobilization correlated to the duration (but not peak or integrated biomass) of phytoplankton blooms, both in directly sampled, local scale data and across regions using remote-sensed data. The long bloom at SOI seems to drive considerable carbon immobilization, but sea-ice losses across West Antarctica mean that significant carbon sinks and negative feedbacks to climate change could also develop in the Bellingshausen and Amundsen seas.last_img read more

first_imgNovember 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Faces Kentucky Brad James Written by Tags: Kentucky basketball/UVU Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLEXINGTON, Ky.-Monday evening, Utah Valley men’s basketball (3-1) returns to action during the BBN Showcase against Kentucky (2-1) at Rupp Arena.The Wolverines have impressed under new head coach Mark Madsen and lead the nation in blocks with 34.Junior guard Jamison Overton leads the Wolverines with 6 blocks on the season.The Wolverines are tied for 147th nationally with Wagner (75.3 points per game) in scoring offense.Redshirt junior guard Brandon Averette (17 points) leads the Wolverines while junior guard Isaiah White (14 points, 10 rebounds per game) and senior guard TJ Washington (13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) have also been solid. Washington also leads the Wolverines in assists, averaging 3 per game.The Wolverines are tied for 116th nationally in scoring defense (63.5 points per game) with Texas Christian, Yale and Morgan State.Kentucky is playing its first game since suffering a 67-64 loss to Evansville at Rupp Arena.The Wildcats average 75.8 points per game, tying them for 141st nationally with Butler.Head coach John Calipari, in his 11th season at Kentucky, is 307-72 (.810) at Lexington.Sophomore forward PJ Washington (15.2 points, 7.5 rebounds) leads the Wildcats on the season.Defensively, Kentucky ranks 136th nationally in scoring defense (64.7 points per game).The Wildcats lead the all-time series against the Wolverines 1-0.last_img read more

first_img Mine countermeasure specialists visit Saab’s ROV facility View post tag: mine countermeasure Equipment & technology Saab Seaye, a manufacturer of electric powered Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems, hosted an international group of mine countermeasures specialists at its Fareham, Hampshire, UK facility.The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and neutralising mines and waterborne IEDs.The robotic vehicles are designed to work remotely to reduce the risk towards mine disposal personnel at sea and in waterways.Agneta Kammeby, Head of Saab Underwater Systems, said: “It was an opportunity for specialists in the field to share the company’s vision for mine countermeasures and the challenging aspects of maritime defence.”The range of vehicles on view included the Sea Wasp, designed for disposal of underwater IEDs; MuMNS, a multi-shot mine neutralisation system; the AUV 62 MR, a mine reconnaissance AUV; SAROV, a mine-countermeasure AUV/ROV; and the Leopard – which Saab claims to be the world’s most powerful compact electric work ROV.According to Saab, these solutions have been created by combining technology from both, Saab Seaeye’s commercial and defence underwater systems.[mappress mapid=”17687″] February 9, 2016center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Mine countermeasure specialists visit Saab’s ROV facility View post tag: Saab Seaeye Share this articlelast_img read more

first_img== l Baking Industry Awards ==Highlights of the big night at the Grosvenor House hotel, which hosted the industry’s glitziest bash== l Chocolate ==BIA08 Special Achievement award winner, John Slattery, gives us his chocolate tart masterclass== l Interior Motives ==We visit another cutting-edge bakery retailer to ask what makes their retail strategy stand outlast_img

first_imgUK oven manufacturer Double D Food Engineering has been acquired by US food processing equipment supplier JBT Food- Tech, for an undisclosed sum.JBT FoodTech’s European head office is based in Helsing-borg, Sweden, but all Double D products will continue to be designed and manufactured at the company’s factory in Broxburn, just outside Edinburgh.Double D’s MD Bob Petrie said: “The senior management team will remain in place, as will all current contacts for sales, service, spare parts and after-market activities. The acquisition allows us to further broaden our horizons across the world.”last_img read more

first_imgIt’s undeniable that Colorado has one of the hottest music scene’s in the country right now, and if the last couple of years has been any indication, electro-funk outfit SunSquabi has been one of the biggest up-and-coming bands to come out of the Rocky Mountain state in that period. The trio of Kevin Donohue (guitars/keys/production), Chris Anderson (drums), and Josh Fairman (bass/synth) have had a huge 2017, playing Red Rocks Amphitheatre – for the third time – in support of Papadosio, major festival plays at Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, and Summer Camp. The band is currently on Fall tour with livetronica titans STS9, and will make their triumphant return to their hometown of Denver to play their biggest headlining gig to date at The Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, November 11th with a massive lineup featuring The Russ Liquid Test, Escort Live Band, Defunk, and Flamingosis spinning sets between each act (get tickets here).“The first concert I ever paid for a ticket, got on a bus and went to by myself was Rise Against at The Fillmore when I was 15,” explains the excited guitarist/keyboardist/producer Kevin Donohue. “We have all been to so many countless shows there.. (particularly STS9) and it’s honestly hard to describe what it feels like to be finally throwing our own show there. We have so many memories of riding the party bus down from Boulder with all of our friends to see our favorite bands – sometimes 2 or 3 nights in a row. It’s humbling beyond description to be creating that experience for other people now.”Even more, touring with STS9 has been a huge deal for SunSquabi, who are longtime fans of the livetronica cohorts. “It’s a dream come true. It’s like actually living in a dream,” Kevin continues. “The band has been so kind and so supportive to us so far, the crew has been helpful beyond measure. They are iconic for a number of reasons and it’s incredible to share the stage and see them do their thing every night. The inspiration night to night going back and forth is the greatest thing ever. Watching them play every night has been a treat, but it’s really amazing to be sharing the experience with them more than anything. We love every single one of them.”The entire lineup is worth the price of admission, with The Russ Liquid Test, Escort Live Band, Defunk, and Flamingosis supporting SunSquabi on this huge accomplishment. “It’s really amazing to invite our friends that we have met from all over the place to come and play in our hometown,” Kevin explains. “We wanted to do something different and really bring a certain feeling to the whole night. We’ve met and performed with all of these artists all over the country before and it really is a privilege to have them all come out to Colorado to do this show with us.”Reflecting on the past year or two of Sunsquabi’s success, Kevin emphatically concludes, “We want to tour all over the world. Something that has become clear to me lately is that creating music and having the opportunity to travel and touch so many people with it…there are so many things we can accomplish by bringing people together through our music. We’re currently writing and creating in new ways all of the time, and really enjoying the process.”If you aren’t yet hip to the rest of the lineup, now is the perfect chance…The Russ Liquid TestFusing that vintage New Orleans funk sound with modern electronic dance stylings, The Russ Liquid Test trio of producer Russell Scott, along with guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair have created an accomplished resume in just a short time, recording with the likes of Ivan Neville, Russell Batiste Jr., Thievery Corporation’s Mr. Lif, and their most recent collaboration with hip-hop sensation ProbCause on “World Gone Crazy” (listen here).EscortBrooklyn-based nu-disco act Escort has provided plenty of dance parties since their inception back in 2006. With the sexy voice and fashion-forward vision that is Adeline Michèle fronting the band, founders Dan Balis, Eugene Cho, and Darius Maghen have gone from mixing the old-school samples from the disco and house scene’s that they were using in their college days to creating their own unique blend of modern dance hits.[via JBTV]DefunkBased in Denver, CO by way of Calgary, Canada, Defunk merges the retro sounds of jazz, soul, disco, and funk with the current styles of hip-hop and bass music. What comes out of that intermingling is a sexy, glitchy sound that gets heads bobbin’ and bodies moving, as can be witnessed via “In The Mix” below:FlamingosisFollowing the footsteps of beatmaking icons such as J Dilla and Flying Lotus, Flamingosis is delivering fresh, electronic-inspired beats to audiences around the country, making new fans with each stop he makes. He is about to head out on a Fall tour with funk jammers Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for a run of dates from October through early November before ending up at The Fillmore with SunSquabi.Tickets are currently available and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Sunsquabi are proud TUNES ambassadors for the Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation. SunSquabi and Oskar Blues team up to spread a love of music by hosting music workshops and donating instruments to public school programs in need. In order to support these ongoing efforts, $1 from all tickets sold for the show at the Fillmore Auditorium will go to benefit the foundation. In conjunction with this show, Sunsquabi members are teaming up with CAN’d Aid to host a music workshop and instrument donation for Title I schools in the Denver area. To learn more about the CAN’d Aid Foundation and their work, visit www.candaid.orgEnter To Win A Pair Of VIP Tickets Below!last_img read more

first_imgIt’s thyme for Saint Mary’s to go green. The Office for Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) and the Saint Mary’s Composting Crew are joining forces to bring the College into 2019 with a smaller carbon footprint by hosting Get the Dirt on Dirt events.There is more to composting than throwing some apple cores and banana peels onto a pile of dirt, and these events are intended to teach those who attend how to properly compost. Though these events are intended to be one-time occurrences, director of the OCSE Rebekah DeLine said she hopes the community will continue supporting the pre-existing composting initiatives.“The Composting Education events ‘Get the Dirt on Dirt’ are brand new — and just really one time events we thought would be nice for the campus community since composting can seem pretty intimidating if you haven’t done it before,” she said in an email. “However, the day-to-day composting of food and waste of campus has been happening on Saint Mary’s College’s campus since at least the 2016-2017 school year and possibly before. As part of this daily composting, student leaders and student volunteers take compostable food waste from the dining hall to a large compost pile just north and west of the soccer fields. This compost pile is producing rich soil that we hope will be used at the site of the sustainable farm. Previously many of these composting efforts had been started by clubs but were difficult to maintain day-in and day out. So, in the 2017-2018 school year, the composting program officially came under auspices of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement because we had the structure to support the program.”Attending the event automatically puts students’ names in a raffle to win one of two countertop composting pails. In addition to the changes the College has made with the ban on plastic straws, they’re also reviving the Composting Crew to get the second semester started.“Saint Mary’s has had several sustainability efforts that predate my time at the College,” DeLine said. Emma Ault | The Observer Saint Mary’s College is working towards decreasing its carbon footprint by encouraging composting throughout the campus, including the first floor bathroom in the Student Center.The OCSE is bringing in Jane Sablich, the Environment Education Coordinator for the St. Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation District to talk about composting on Feb. 5 in the Saint Mary’s Student Center at 12:30 p.m. There is an additional seminar being held on Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center. This session is open to all interested. The College placed composting bins in the Noble Family Dining Hall near the tray receptacle, but have received little attention. DeLine said having these extra seminars and opportunities to visit services provided in our community will be beneficial to the community. This seminar is set to enlighten Belles on how to impact the future of the environment, and DeLine said she is working on creating events to emphasize the importance of caring for the environment.“We are hoping to schedule a visit to the St. Joseph County Landfill … this spring,” she said.DeLine said there are ways other than composting to lessen one’s affects on the environment.“I recommend that individuals start by calculating their own carbon footprint first — and be honest about how they live day in and day out and their personal impact on the environment,” DeLine said. “Then look for some small ways to adjust daily routines — things like carrying a water bottle with you wherever you go so that you don’t use bottled water — so that incrementally, overtime they are doing things that reduce their negative impact on the world.”Tags: composting, composting crew, Office of Civic and Social Engagement, Rebekah DeLinelast_img read more

first_imgMagician Michael Carbonaro, host of TV show “The Carbonaro Effect,” will perform April 9 at the Morris Performing Arts Center as part of IDEA Week, the University announced in a press release Monday.“IDEA Week is an innovation festival,” event director Nick Swisher said. “While world-renowned speakers like Bill Nye and Kevin Kelly will represent the learning side of IDEA Week, acts like Carbonaro and Tim McGraw will represent the fun and celebration side.”Carbonaro’s act is the second official performance joining the IDEA Week lineup, which will take place April 8 through 13. Country singer Tim McGraw will perform at Purcell Pavilion on April 13, and comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at a pre-IDEA Week event at the Morris Performing Arts Center on April 6. Tickets to see Carbonaro’s show go on sale Feb. 8 at noon, and may be purchased at the Morris Box Office — by phone at 800-537-6415 or online at IDEA week 2019, michael carbonaro, Morris Performing Arts Centerlast_img read more

first_img continue reading » New research from the Federal Reserve’s own economists reveal that estimates of the neutral real rate of interest are well below those of policy makers. The low estimates have important implications for policy makers and market participants, suggesting the Fed may still have some hawkish expectations of what can be accomplished in the future despite its dovish turn this year.The real neutral rate of interest is the rate that is consistent with a balanced economy in the long run. Policy makers use it as a gauge by which to judge the stance of monetary policy. For example, if policy rates are below the neutral rate, the Fed is being accommodative.Because the real neutral rate of interest can’t be seen directly, policy makers must use econometric estimates to guide them. The September – and most recent – Summary of Economic Projections of Fed meeting participants shows the median estimate of the longer run interest rate at 2.5%. However, the uncertainty of the estimates is wide, with the overall range at 2% to 3.3%. After accounting for the Fed’s 2% inflation target, this means that policy makers estimate the real neutral rate is 0.5%, ranging from 0% to 1.3%. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgGlobal equipment and engineering services provider Sparrows Group has acquired Danish wind energy specialist Alpha Offshore Service. According to the Sparrows Group, the acquisition took place in a move to grow the company’s international footprint.The company already supplies capital equipment to the offshore and onshore wind energy industries, and believes the deal will strengthen its operations and maintenance capabilities in the sectors.Alpha Offshore will continue to be run under the same management as a separate entity within the company, Sparrows Group said.“Alpha Offshore is well-respected in the industry and they are a trusted supplier to a number of wind farm operators and turbine Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Their specialist in-depth knowledge and experience of in-demand services such as blade and turbine generator repairs, inspections and upgrades makes them a valuable addition to our group,” Stewart Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer at Sparrows, said.The companies believe that Sparrows’ engineering and design capability in structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and reliability disciplines, combined with its global network, will enhance Alpha Offshore’s existing capability and international presence.Mikkel Lund, Chief Executive Officer at Alpha Offshore, said: “Being part of the larger Sparrows Group delivers many advantages for us and our customers as we look to expand into new regions. Their worldwide footprint and reputation gives us access to skilled technicians all over the globe and will provide many opportunities, particularly in the US and Asia. The synergies between both organisations allow us to support each other’s plans for diversification and geographical expansion.”In February, Sparrows Group signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, which is the company’s largest renewable contract to date.last_img read more