Sea ice is a mushy layer

first_imgSea ice is a two-phase, two-component, reactive porous medium: an example of what is known in other contexts as a mushy layer. The fundamental conservation laws underlying the mathematical description of mushy layers provide a robust foundation for the prediction of sea-ice evolution. Here we show that the general equations describing mushy layers reduce to the model of Maykut and Untersteiner (1971) under the same approximations employed therein.last_img

Utah State Football To Host New Mexico Without Fans on Thanksgiving

first_img Written by November 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football To Host New Mexico Without Fans on Thanksgiving Tags: USU Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-The Utah State University athletic department, per a Wednesday announcement, confirmed the Aggies’ football program will host New Mexico November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) with no fans in attendance.This decision is based on recommendations and safety guidelines form university, local and state officials.This game will be available on television at Fox Sports 1 for a 5:30 pm MST broadcast. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Afro-Caribbean Society to foot £3,000 bill after ball plans abandoned

first_imgThe first ever Oxford Afro-Caribbean Society Ball has had to be cancelled after lack of cooperation from other universities, leaving it to pick up £3000 worth of costs.The ball, which was scheduled for Saturday of fifth week and was organised in conjunction with Durham, Birmingham and York Universities, was called off following a meeting on Monday. The Oxford society, which has around two hundred members, sold the required seventy tickets for the event, while York managed twenty eight, Durham three and Birmingham only one. Ticket-holders are now to be refunded the forty pound ticket price, leaving the Oxford branch of Afro-Caribbean Society (xACS) to come up with £3,000 towards the cost of the ball and the responsibility for ensuring that the other universities’ societies also pay their share.Ball President Ore Oyeleke, who had been working on plans for the ball for over a year, said, “The initial premise was that we would all sell seventy tickets so that we would have two hundred and eighty people.”“When I came up with the idea I wanted it to be an inter-university ball which just happened to be in Oxford. It would have been annual so next year it would have been held in York and so on.” As Oyeleke was responsible for liaising with the Kassam Stadium and the onus is on xACS to make sure that the other societies pay up.According to Oyeleke, xACS is currently receiving advice from law tutors on the issue. She said, “The emails between the universities count as legal contracts. The only problem we have now with the ACS is that events will have to be more profit-based because we owe someone money, rather than just giving our members loads of stuff.” Members of the society had being looking forward to the ball and, given the late announcement of cancellation, had already bought outfits for the event which was to be held at Kassam Stadium, which has been the venue for the Oxford University Hindu Society’s Michaelmas Term Diwali Ball. In an email she sent to members of the Oxford society, Oyeleke said that she expressed “extreme regret to have to announce that the Homeland Paradise Ball has been cancelled.” Oyeleke said that she hoped that the cancellation would not damage the reputation of Oxford’s Afro-Caribbean Society. She said, “When cancelling became an option, I was worried because as I’d put so much work into it, I thought it would damage my personal reputation. But the fact is that Oxford has the smallest percentage of ethnic minorities whereas Birmingham have maybe double that.” She adds that members have been supportive and understanding of her decision.  Although the xACS is simply a society for the appreciation of African and Caribbean culture, Oyeleke says many people mistakenly think that in order to join you have to be African or Caribbean. Oyeleke said, “At events like our street-dancing, most people who turn out are white or not Afro-Caribbean.”The xACS is now beginning plans for another big event for its leavers in the beginning of Trinity term.last_img read more

The Lodge strip club reopening

first_imgThe Lodge, Oxford’s only adult entertainment venue, is opening on the 17th November after receiving a licence to operate outside the town centre.In April this year it lost its licence to host strippers and lap-dancers when changes to the law classed such acts as a form of sexual entertainment. Its previous location, near the Westgate Centre in the centre of town, was denied the special permission needed after extensive lobbying by OUSU, feminist groups, and St Ebbe’s Church, which stood just fifty yards away. It has since obtained a licence for a new venue near Oxford Ice Rink on Oxpens Road. Al Thompson, the manager of The Lodge Gentlemen’s Club, commented that the new location was “absolutely perfect”, that they were “very happy with the outcome” and that “the club will be more popular, have a better layout, and be even bigger” than it was at its former premises.“It will be much much much much much more spectacular!” Thompson enthused.The Oxford Feminists Network however, remain unhappy about the club, spokesperson Andie Berryman telling Cherwell, “I am whole-heartedly against the opening of a lap dancing club in Oxford, I don’t believe a city like ours which is cosmopolitan, progressive and indeed full of the finest minds in the world should permit such a retro-sexist, exploitative practice.“It doesn’t matter whether the club is in the city centre or on Oxpens road, if it exists it’s a major problem. Oxford Feminist Network will continue to protest and challenge this licence.”Thompson responded to such criticism by stating, “We are meeting the needs of a client base in Oxford and if there wasn’t demand then we wouldn’t exist. I think we’re good operators, we run a fine business, and we add something to the nightlife of Oxford.”St Ebbe’s Church, which was amongst the most vocal dissent groups earlier this year, have said that they will not challenge the latest decision stating, “We recognise the Council has now made a decision and we do not wish to give the club any more publicity.”Rector Vaughan Roberts did comment that “our position has not changed” and that he believes “[The Lodge] demeans God’s good gift of sex and undermines marriage.”Some members of the St Anne’s and St John’s rugby team took a more light-hearted approach to the issue, simply commenting “Yes!” upon hearing the club was re-opening.OUSU Women’s Vice-President, Yuan Yang however, was angered by the news, claiming,  “Debates about the morality of lap-dancing clubs too often centre on the visitor, not the workers. The Women’s Campaign is most concerned about the working conditions facing lap dancers. The sex industry as a whole is hugely under-unionised and lacks the protection necessary for such high-risk work.“Lap dancers compete for tips; they are actively encouraged to break rules about keeping distance, keeping safe, and keeping sane, so that they will be noticed and favoured by the men who pay them. ”Some students are unbothered by the plans however, Joe Lea, Entz rep at Magdalen commenting, “If people want to take their clothes off, that’s fine with me.”Christian Allen, an engineering student at New, told Cherwell, “I wouldn’t say it will be popular, more of a one off thing, but I think people will go. I’ve not been before but that doesn’t mean it’s out of the question. There have certainly been opportunities to go with groups of people from college.”All girls working for the club are described as independent workers who are self-employed. The venue will employ on average thirty girls a night and will offer special services, such as personal lap dances for the groom at stag dos, VIP rooms for birthday parties or corporate events, and private nude dances on request.  Kath Tolentino, a post-grad feminist defended the club saying, “There are plenty of people out there who enjoy watching this kind of thing and plenty of girls who don’t mind doing it. I don’t see a problem with having it there.”The opening three nights of the club will be celebrated by burlesque shows and other unannounced acts.last_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report for Jan. 4 to 10

first_imgOCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIESJanuary 4 – 10, 2015Calls for Service: 517Daily Average: 74 January 8, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 61Motor Vehicle Stops: 16Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 6Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 5 EMS callsCDS, 800 block Ocean Ave., one in custody, at 1:31amThreats, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 9:04amHarassment, 100 block Asbury Ave., at 1:33pmDWI, 3400 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 9:50pm January 5, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 93Motor Vehicle Stops: 40Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 25Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 6 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, Wayne Ave., at 2:51pmLandlord/tenant dispute, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 3:12pmTheft, 3000 block Bay Ave., at 4:30pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department January 7, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 75Motor Vehicle Stops: 6Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4Property Checks: 35Alarms: 9The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 4 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 30th & Bay Ave., at 7:32amMotor vehicle accident, unit block Asbury Ave., at 9:00amMotor vehicle accident, Seaspray Rd., at 12:14pmMotor vehicle accident, 1400 block Asbury Ave., at 2:47pmBurglary, 1800 block Asbury Ave., at 3:23pm January 4, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 68Motor Vehicle Stops: 23Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 23Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 500 block 15th St., at 12:14pmWarrant, 200 block Haven Ave., one in custody, at 1:35pmTheft, 800 block Bay Ave., at 1:35pm January 10, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 80Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 22Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted with 19 fire and 8 EMS callsDisorderly conduct, 100 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 1:47amDWI, 600 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 3:36pm January 9, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 82Motor Vehicle Stops: 31Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 20Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 19 fire and 6 EMS callsWeapons offense, 2200 block Bay Ave., at 12:38pmTheft, 2900 block Haven Ave., at 4:15pmWarrant, 800 block Central Ave., at 5:45pm January 6, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 58Motor Vehicle Stops: 11Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4Property Checks: 26Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 1 fire and 2 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 47th St. & West Ave., at 10:05amMotor vehicle accident, 33rd St. & Central Ave., at 10:17amMotor vehicle accident, Morningside Rd., at 11:53amMotor vehicle accident, 1500 block Bay Ave., at 12:04pmFraud, 11th Street, at 5:40pmlast_img read more

Coffee shop success spurs bakery to invest

first_imgLancashire-based Cherrytree Bakery has invested close to £1m in new technology and expanding its premises to meet demand from a major coffee shop chain.The company plans to invest £425,000 with support from NatWest, on a new dispatch area and freezer storage, which will add another 6,000sq ft to its 22,000sq ft production facility in Burnley. Around £500,000 has also been invested in the past year in new production equipment.Turnover at the company has trebled in the past four years to £6m and the investment is expected to further increase sales to reach around £10m in the next two years.”We’ve seen volumes grow by 50% each year for the past two years, so we needed to increase capacity,” said MD Gary Entwistle. “Growth is being driven by sales of premium cakes to one of the major coffee houses. The coffee shop format seems to have bucked the recessionary trend and is expanding rapidly.”Products supplied to the coffee shop chain include muffins, biscuits and loaf cakes.Cherrytree, which was founded in 1984, also supplies retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda with ginger buns, parkin, Chorley cake and ginger cake.last_img read more

Press release: PM bilateral meeting with President Varela: 14 May 2018

first_img The Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, at Downing Street earlier today. They discussed the importance of the international community continuing to come together to uphold the global prohibition on the use of chemical weapons, particularly in the wake of the attack in Douma, Syria, and the attempted murder of the Skripals in Salisbury. They discussed regional security cooperation, agreeing on the importance of our joint work to address cross-border threats including the trafficking of narcotics, people, contraband and counterfeit goods, and illicit finance. They discussed joint anti-corruption efforts, and the Prime Minister noted the importance of seeing further progress in introducing anti-corruption legislation and criminalising tax evasion in Panama. They also discussed education, noting the strong teacher training links between our two countries and the centrality of education to development. Finally, they discussed trade, agreeing trade links between the UK and Panama would continue to go from strength to strength as the UK leaves the EU. In particular, they welcomed the approach agreed at the March European Council to provide continuity during the implementation period for international agreements, which could be swiftly transitioned into new bilateral agreements once the implementation period ends. A Downing Street spokesperson said:last_img read more

Outlander TV show actor to judge Scotch Pie Awards

first_imgActor Scott Kyle – who appeared in time travel TV show Outlander – has joined the judging panel for the 21st World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.Kyle portrayed a soldier in the 1745 Jacobite Rising in the show. He also has a string of other screen and stage credits, and received the 2010 Stage Awards Best Actor Award for his role in the play Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim.Kyle is taking on the role of guest judge in his capacity as columnist for online magazine and will be sharing his experiences of judging.“I grew up loving Scotch Pies and they have become such an iconic product around the world, so to be a judge at the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards and to be helping to select the pie that will be awarded the ultimate pie prize is amazing,” said Kyle. “I am really looking forward to the day.”The awards will judge pies across 11 categories including Football Pies & Savouries, Macaroni Pie, Steak Pie, Sausage Roll, Cold Savoury, Hot Savoury, Vegetarian Savoury, Haggis Savoury, Bridie and Apple Pie, with the ultimate accolade going to the best Scotch Pie in the world.The winner will be announced at a luncheon on 14 January 2020 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.last_img read more

Watch The Sydney Opera House Transform Before Your Eyes In This Riveting Audiovisual Spectacle [Video]

first_imgThe Sydney Opera House, one of the most distinctive and well-known buildings in the world, was illuminated in awe-inspiring fashion this weekend. Beginning on May 25th, the opera house was cast in 3D projections mapped to its universally recognizable facade and synced to an ethereal soundtrack produced in part by Eprom, along with UK producer Air Max ’97, and Canadian producer x/o. The display, which will run multiple times nightly through June 16th, is part of the Vivid Sydney Light Festival, which brings various luminous wonders to the Australian waterfront city.According to Billboard, the 15-minute audiovisual display, dubbed METAMATHEMAGICAL, was spearheaded by multi-discipline artist Jonathan Zawada, who also designed the cover art for Flume‘s award-winning 2016 album, Skin.Digitally mapped 3D projections have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the boundaries of the technology are still being pressed. With the unusual structure and shape of the Sydney Opera House as a canvas, the artists were able to take it to some truly incredible places. As Eprom notes, “The installation will play as part of Sydney’s Vivid festival, as versicolored 3D images transform the sails of the Opera House into something entirely otherworldly.”Strap in an watch the amazing video below via Eprom (skip to 13:30 for the start of the show)… You may have seen a light show projected on a building before, but you’ve definitely never seen anything quite like this.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

California and Vermont added most construction jobs in January

first_imgVermont showed surprisingly positive results in January in both construction employment and construction contracts. Thirty-six states lost construction jobs between January 2010 and 2011, even as more states added construction jobs than lost them between December and January, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. Association officials cautioned that despite the increase in monthly employment, the construction industry is still facing severe economic headwinds.‘It is encouraging to see more states adding jobs instead of losing them between December and January,’ said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. ‘Yet despite those monthly gains, we’re still a long way from seeing the kind of construction employment figures states experienced in 2006 and 2007.’FW Dodge reports. Top group, January 2011; bottom group, December 2010.The largest percentage drop in construction employment for the year occurred in Nevada (-12.9 percent, -8,400 jobs), followed by Georgia (-12.5 percent, -19,100 jobs); Wisconsin (-8.2 percent, -8,000 jobs); and Kentucky (-8.2 percent, 5,700 jobs). Florida lost the most construction jobs over the past 12 months (-24,000 jobs, -6.7 percent). Other states experiencing large overall declines in construction employment included Georgia; North Carolina (-13,900 jobs, 7.7 percent); and New York (-12,500 jobs, -4.0 percent).Simonson noted fourteen states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2010 and January 2011. Texas added the largest number of construction jobs for the year (33,400 jobs, 5.9 percent). Other states adding large numbers of construction jobs included Michigan (8,300 jobs, 6.8 percent); Pennsylvania (7,100 jobs, 3.3 percent); and Tennessee (4,400 jobs, 4.3 percent). Maine, meanwhile, added the highest percentage of new construction jobs (8.7 percent, 2,100 jobs), Simonson noted.Harsh winter weather affecting much of the country in January likely contributed to some of the annual and monthly state job losses, Simonson cautioned. Among the 20 states losing construction jobs between December and January, Georgia lost the most (-6,300 jobs, -4.5 percent). Other states losing large numbers of jobs included North Carolina (-5,100 jobs, -3.0 percent) and Kansas (-4,800 jobs, -8.9 percent). Kansas lost the highest percentage of construction jobs, followed by South Dakota (-4.8 percent, -1,000 jobs) and South Carolina (-4.6 percent, -3,600 jobs).Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December and January, while employment levels in Delaware remained unchanged, Simonson noted. California added the highest number of jobs (17,800 jobs, 3.2 percent), followed by Illinois (8,800 jobs, 4.6 percent); Michigan (5,900 jobs, 4.7 percent); and Ohio (5,200 jobs, 3.2 percent). Vermont added the highest percentage of construction jobs (5.4 percent, 700 jobs); followed by Maine (5.2 percent, 1,300 jobs); Michigan; and Illinois.Association officials said the new construction employment figures indicate that more needs to be done to help the construction industry recover. They noted that the association was planning to release a comprehensive set of recommendations on March 15th designed to boost private sector demand for construction, help the nation address the infrastructure deficit and cut needless regulations and red tape.‘Allowing this industry to continue to stagnate will have significant long-term impacts on the strength of the labor market and the quality of America’s private and public buildings and infrastructure,’ said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer.View construction employment figures by state and by rank.last_img read more