A general method for the linear stability analysis of stratified shear flows

first_imgA general method for testing the stability of a stratified, parallel shear flow is presented. The technique allows the routine determination of unstable modes from any high resolution radiosonde data and is a development of the procedure described by Lalas and Einaudi. Stability analyses of several idealized velocity profiles have been performed in order to validate the method. A particularly important feature is the ability to predict marginally unstable modes with more than one critical level; several examples are presented. An example using real radiosonde data is given.last_img read more

39% of Oxford students have had unprotected sex

first_imgOnly 61% of Oxford students always ensure that they or their partners wear protection during sex, C+ has found. However, the survey suggests that only one in twenty Oxford students have contracted an STI, lower than the national average of around one in four.Charlotte Hendy, OUSU VP Welfare and Equal Oportunities, commented, “OUSU works closely with the local GUM clinic, enabling them to provide Common Rooms with chlamydia tests, and incentives. The ‘pee for a pint’ initiative, for example, was hugely successful across Oxford.“Unfortunately, NHS cuts mean that incentives are no longer provided, but Common Rooms may still request chlamydia tests and run their own sexual health drives. OUSU is continuing to work closely with the GUM clinic, and in particular to establish regular city centre HIV testing, following its successful HIV and sexual health events last term.”Free screening remains available to everyone aged 16-24 in Oxfordshire. Welfare officers can contact the Chlamydia Screening Office at the Churchill Hospital to organise in-college screening for free. The Churchill has also organised a pilot condom distribution scheme in three colleges, which is now available in all colleges at the request of welfare officers.Chlamydia was the single most common STI contracted by students on a national scale last year, with herpes a distant second. Symptoms for the STI include pain in the testes and penis for men, and bleeding during sex and heavier than usual periods for women.Chlamydia was the most common STI among students, with 7 students (1.39%) admitting to the disease. The most common response was a trip to the Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic in the Churchill Hospital. Gonorrhoea also made an appearance, with three students (0.59%) having had the illness. One student described how he’d had the STI cured: “I went to doctors, they put a stick up my penis and it was really painful. Then they gave me antibiotics and I was cured.”Questions about STIs or contraception? Contact [email protected] or the local GUM clinic on 01865 231231.last_img read more

Agriculture Photo Contest by Wendy McNamara

first_img Indiana’s agricultural industry provides more than 100,000 jobs for Hoosiers and contributes over $31 billion to our economy.To highlight the hard work and contributions made by Hoosier farmers, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture is accepting submissions for the 10th Annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest. The contest is open to the general public, and winning photographs will be featured during a ceremony at the 2017 Indiana State Fair.If you are interested in participating in the contest, you can submit up to five digital photos by June 30. Photos can be horizontal or vertical and must be taken in the state by an Indiana resident.Photos can be entered under four categories:Conservation: Highlighting Indiana’s natural beauty with photos of landscapes, water and wildlife;Agritourism: Showcasing seasonal and agricultural destinations, orchards, wineries, farmers markets and produce photos;Faces of Agriculture: Featuring Hoosiers who grow and produce food, fuel and fiber engaged in farming/agricultural activities; andOn the Farm: Spotlighting buildings, equipment or activities that are part of life on an Indiana farm.Winners of the contest will have their photographs featured in the offices of the lieutenant governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis and will be special guests during the Celebration of Agriculture at the Indiana State Fair.I know we have many talented individuals in our community, and I encourage anyone interested in showing off their photography skills to enter. For all the rules and details about the contest, click here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Unifine looks to Christmas

first_imgUnifine Food & Bake Ingredients has added new products to its porfolio for Christmas. New circular chocolate plaques, with either Santa, Christmas tree or gift box designs feature on the chocolate button-shaped plaques. The plaques are made from Belgian milk chocolate and come in boxes of approximately 462 pieces.Silver and gold 2D sugar stars, green and plain chocolate holly leaves, white on white double chocolate stars, and white chocolate 2D stars also feature in the 2010 Christmas range.The firm also recently launched its Chefline range of foodservice ingredients, which includes a mix for Bavarois fonds for cream and dessert tarts.Following its appointment as UK distributor of the Pruvé pastry range, Unifine has launched the first product guide under its own banner. Tartlets, choux products, meringue and cream horn shells all feature in the guide.last_img read more

Marco Benevento Plays “Fred Short” Suite, Covers Butthole Surfers [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgOn Saturday, May 19, 2018, Miami Beach was treated to a very special evening with keyboardist Marco Benevento. Benevento was the man of the hour for the Rhythm Foundation’s 30th-anniversary fundraiser at the Gleason Room at The Fillmore Miami Beach. Benevento’s last solo project performance in Miami took place in January 2016 as part of the Rhythm Foundation’s Seaside Sessions series, so patrons and organizers already knew it would be a night to remember. The show was originally scheduled to take place outdoors at the North Beach Bandshell, but a forecast of heavy rain resulted in a venue change.The Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization formed in 1988, “seeks to increase global awareness through the presentation of live music as well as build and strengthen the diverse communities in South Florida through consistent shared cultural experiences.” Artists from all over the world and a plethora of genres have performed by way of the organization. Located in the colorful, cultural melting pot of Miami Beach, a focus has been placed on Latin American-, Caribbean-, and European-flavored bands. Benevento’s unique and energetic style, which blends sounds from all over the globe, was a perfect fit for the culturally diverse event.The poor weather did not put a damper on the event what-so-ever; the Gleason Room provided the perfect ambiance for the festivities. The evening began with a two-hour cocktail party, which included an open bar, hors-d’oeuvres from local favorite Taquiza, music by local DJ Benton, and an impressive silent auction. Hot ticket auction items were donated from popular business from all over the surrounding area. Auction items included a signed copy of Benevento’s recent 10th anniversary re-issue of his first solo album Invisible Baby; music-related artwork from well-known, local artist Lebo; hotel weekend packages at 4 and 5 star resorts; dinners at top-rated restaurants, including local music supporting restaurants 3rd & 3rd and Farmer’s Table; and packages from the area’s best wellness establishments (Float8, Yoga Journey, and The Salt Suite).Benevento and his bandmates, bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, came in smoking hot after a recent two night stand of late nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest (in addition to Benevento’s two night stand with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late night performance with Worship My Organ). The trio warmed up the crowd with the groovy, seven-part journey of songs comprising “The Story of Fred Short,” showcasing their impressive range of talent.  The festive dance party continued with “Greenpoint”, an instrumental, downtempo track from the album Between the Needles & Nightfall.A spacey, jammed out instrumental version of The Knife’s “Heartbeats”, a song that truly hit the indie map when Jose Gonzales covered it on his 2006 debut album Veneer, came next.  The true bust out of the evening was a cover of the Butthole Surfers’ “Pepper,” with both Benevento and Rykman on vocals. Synthpop, crowd favorites “Limbs of a Pine” and “At the Show” rounded out the high energy set, with everyone in the house dancing and singing along.  As always, Benevento had the crowd mesmerized during the entire performance.You can check out the full audio recording of the show, along with some video clips, compliments of CHeeSeHeaD PRoDuCTioNS.Full Audio[Audio: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]“Dropkick” through to “At The Show”[Video:CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Setlist: Marco Benevento | Gleason Room at The Fillmore | Miami Beach, FL | 5/19/2018Setlist: Intro: The Story of Fred Short*. Seven Twenty Two*. Walking With Tyrone*. Live A Certain Life*. Stay In Line*. I Can’t See The Light*. Follow The Arrow*. Greenpoint. Heartbeats.** Dropkick. The Real Morning Party. Pepper***. Limbs of a Pine.E: At The Show.*First 7 Songs: “The Story of Fred Short” (side B of the album, The Story of Fred Short)**The Knife cover (instrumental)***Butthole Surfers coverBand: Marco Benevento (keys, vocals), Karina Rykman (bass, vocals), Andy Borger (drums)last_img read more

Alan Mingo Jr. Will Take Over for Wayne Brady in Kinky Boots

first_img Related Shows View Comments Alan Mingo Jr. in ‘Kinky Boots’ Photo by Matthew Murphy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019center_img Toronto’s Lola will be walking those red boots to the Great White Way! Alan Mingo Jr. has been tapped to lead the Broadway production of the Tony-winning Kinky Boots, where he is scheduled to begin performances on March 29. He will replace Wayne Brady as Lola, who as previously reported will depart the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 27.Mingo has been seen on Broadway as Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Tom Collins in Rent. Other stage credits include Shrek the Musical, Hairspray and The Lion King.The musical, featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, won six Tonys in 2013 including Best Musical. In addition to Brady, the production currently stars Andy Kelso as Charlie and Jeanna de Waal as Lauren.Original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker, who has played Lola on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto. Kinky Bootslast_img read more

Eight projects to get more than $160,000 to improve quality of life in Vermont nursing homes

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced the “Enhancing Quality of Life” grant recipients.  More than $160,000 will go toward measures that will improve the quality of life for residents in Vermont nursing facilities.“These grants will enable our high quality nursing facilities to further enhance the nursing home residents’ everyday experiences” said Governor Douglas. “I am pleased that we will be able to help our elders live better, fuller lives.”The grants are funded from penalties collected from nursing facilities across the state over the last decade for regulatory deficiencies.  By law, these funds must be directed to improve resident life in Vermont nursing facilities.“It took ten years to accumulate enough money to make this grant process successful,” says Jim Beeler, President of the Vermont Health Care Association, the trade organization representing long term care providers.  “That says something about the high quality services our nursing facilities provide.”The competitive grant process was open to all of Vermont’s 42 nursing facilities as well as others interested in implementing quality improvement projects in nursing facilities.  Eight projects were awarded a combined $166,654.  Winning project ideas ranged from creating a courtyard garden to implementing a nationally recognized end of life program for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related diseases.Each applicant submitted a proposal on how they would use the money to make improvements for the benefit of nursing home residents.  The projects were required to have a continuing and long-term beneficial effect on the quality of life of residents in nursing homes. “The winning projects are consistent with our members’ continuous focus on quality improvement and ‘culture change’,” said Laura Q.  Pelosi, Executive Director of the Vermont Health Care Association. “We’re excited because these projects will enhance the individual residents’ experiences in such a positive way.”Grant award recipients include Derby Green in Derby; Mountain View Center in Rutland; Pine Heights at Brattleboro; Porter Healthcare and Rehab Center in Middlebury; Starr Farm in Burlington; Thompson House in Brattleboro; the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington; and PHI in coordination with Bel-Aire Center in Newport, Greensboro Nursing Home and Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Grant recipients were acknowledged at an event on May 19.  In addition, the Vermont Health Care Association will designate the 2010 Nursing Home Gold Star Employers to those facilities that have achieved success in creating a workplace that staff enjoy and take pride in.  To round out the day, recipients of the 2010 Nursing Home Quality Awards will be recognized at this event for achieving high standards of quality service and care to residents.  These awards are presented annually to no more than five nursing facilities by the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living based on stringent criteria. Source: Governor’s office. 5.19.2010###last_img read more

Vermont Chamber of Commerce opens nominations for hospitality industry awards

first_imgIndividuals from Vermont’s leading hotels, B&Bs, resorts, inns, restaurants, shops, attractions, and recreation destinations will gather in Woodstock for the Annual Hospitality Gala in November. Celebrating Vermont’s tourism industry and its contributions to Vermont’s economy, the highlight of the Gala is honoring five individuals with the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards: Borden Avery Innkeeper of the Year, Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, B&B Innkeeper of the Year, and Allied Member of the Year. Award winning businesses/people will:Demonstrate superior management ability as reflected in a successful businessDisplay commitment to training, motivating, and furthering self-improvement of staffPromote and support legislation beneficial to the hospitality industry on local, state, and national levels; andProvide consistent leadership within the community Nominations are being accepted now through September 1, 2011, via an online form. Additional information about the awards and the nomination form are available online from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce website at www.vtchamber.com(link is external) at under Awards and Events section of the Hospitality and Tourism tab.Self-nominations are welcome. Press clippings, letters of reference, and other materials to support nominations are encouraged.  Click Here to nominate. Last year’s award winners were: Jim Glanville of the Essex in Essex, Borden E. Avery Inn Keeper of the Year; David Kanal & George DeFina of the Deer Brook Inn in Woodstock, B&B Innkeeper of the Year; Amy Chamberlain of The Perfect Wife in Manchester, Chef of the Year; Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood in Waterbury, Restaurateur of the Year; and John Crabbe of the Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Allied Member of the Year.last_img read more

Colombian National Army Destroys Cocaine Laboratories

first_imgWhen Costa Rica disbanded its Armed Forces in 1948, the Coast Guard assumed responsibility for protecting the Central American nation’s waters. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine that reaches the United States comes through Mexico and Central America, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board. Troops with the Colombian National Army recently destroyed three clandestine cocaine-producing laboratories in the departments of Antioquia, Nariño, and Valle del Cauca, the Army reported on its website. Gustavo Mata will lead Costa Rica’s international counter-narcotics fight after current Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa steps down from his post on February 16, announced President Luis Guillermo Solís. Mata, the former Vice Minister of Public Security and former Deputy Director for the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), said he will strive to prevent violent crimes, including homicides and robberies, and improve nationwide safety. He pledged to continue working in cooperation with the Colombian and U.S. Armed Forces to bolster Costa Rica’s counter-narcotics fight, and added that he will reach out to the OIJ and the Prosecutor’s Office to gain insight as to how his ministry and the National Police can further their collaboration. Costa Rica names Gustavo Mata as Public Security Ministercenter_img By Dialogo February 12, 2015 Soldiers with the Army’s Sixth Division dismantled a laboratory in the town of Turbo in the Department of Antioquia belonging to Clan Úsuga, one of the country’s most ruthless narco-trafficking groups. Among other items, Troops seized a 55-gallon can containing processed coca. Meanwhile, Troops with the Army’s Third Division discovered and dismantled two cocaine-producing laboratories in Nariño Department, where they confiscated 4,825 gallons of coca base and 150 kilograms of coca leaves at a drug processing lab operated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). And in another operation, Soldiers discovered and dismantled a laboratory in Valle del Cauca containing 240 gallons of coca leaves. last_img read more

UPL Update

first_img July 1, 2003 Regular News How a UPL complaint is investigated UPL Updatecenter_img Lori S. Holcomb UPL CounselIn the last column I discussed filing an unlicensed practice of law complaint. This column will discuss what happens once the complaint is received. Of course, each case is different — this discussion is generally what takes place.Complaint processing and initial investigatory procedures are set forth in Bar Rule 10-5. All complaints are reviewed by Bar UPL counsel to determine whether the alleged conduct, if proven, would constitute the unlicensed practice of law. If the conduct would constitute UPL, the complaint may be referred to a local circuit committee and/or a staff investigator for investigation although Bar UPL counsel may also handle it. There is a good chance that you, as the complainant, will be contacted for additional information. You may be contacted by Bar UPL counsel, a staff investigator, or a public or attorney member of the local circuit committee.People often ask whether the nonlawyer respondent will be told about the complaint. The nonlawyer may be sent a copy of your complaint during the course of the investigation. There are circumstances where Bar UPL counsel will decide not to send the respondent the complaint form, such as if there is a concern that the nonlawyer will leave the jurisdiction before the investigation is complete. Even if a copy of the complaint is not sent to the respondent, if the nonlawyer asks who complained, your name will be given. Once a matter is closed or a recommendation is accepted by the statewide Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law, the matter becomes public information and the part of the file defined as the UPL record is available to anyone who wishes to see it, in accordance with Bar Rule 10-8.1.The actual investigation can take many forms. The respondent and other witnesses can be subpoenaed to a hearing. The Bar also may subpoena documents. A hearing may not be necessary if the facts can be obtained in other ways. Court documents may be reviewed, other individuals may be interviewed, or information may be obtained from other sources.The next column will discuss what happens after the investigation is complete.last_img read more