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Ocean tides in the Weddell Sea: New observations on the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves and model validation

first_imgOcean tides under the large Weddell Sea ice shelves are among the least well observed on Earth. Here we present new, spatially extensive observations of the vertical tidal motion of the Filchner-Ronne and Larsen C ice shelves using Global Positioning System (GPS) data spanning a few weeks to years. We pay particular attention to the major tidal constituents (M2, S2, O1, K1) as well as important GRACE aliasing periods (K2 and S1). We compare the estimated constituents with recent global and regional tide models and find that no single model is the most accurate across all constituents or ice shelves. The root-sum-square errors are 7-8 cm (CATS2008a and TPXO7.2) and 11-12 cm (GOT4.7 and FES2004) with the energetic M2 (RMSE = 4-8 cm) and S2 (4-5 cm) generally dominating these statistics. The FES2004 K1 is particularly inaccurate near the Larsen C Ice Shelf, with errors approaching 20 cm, meaning that GRACE Release 4 estimates of mass change in the northern Antarctic Peninsula will be biased. We find tidal energy at 3, 4, 5, 6 and, weakly, at 7 cycles per day at all of our sites. The largest amplitudes within these bands are at M4, MO3 and SP3 and approach 30 mm, although significant spatial variations exist. We show that they generally do not appear to originate in areas of reduced water column in ice shelf grounding zones. Comparing model estimates with our M4, MS4 and MN4 values shows that models do not accurately represent these terms.last_img read more

Exhibitors praise quality of show

first_imgExhibitors at London’s Caffè Culture show said the event had been a success overall with a good quality of visitors and strong leads.After the first three hours of the show – which was held at Olympia on 21 and 22 May – Adrian Apodaca, marketing director of organic and free-from specialist Honeyrose Bakery, said: “This is the best show for producing leads.”We have already had two good enquiries from the north.”The Village Bakery, Melmerby also noticed an upswing in interest in its gluten-free bread, cake and biscuit lines. Marketing manager Lindsay Williams and key account manager of the Village Bakery, Melmerby, said: “Almost 95% of our leads this first morning have been for gluten-free.”Parry Hughes-Morgan of the Handmade Cake Company thought Caffè Culture was “a great show”, saying the firm had been “swamped with enquiries” about its products, including new lines chocolate cornflake slice and blueberry and lemon drizzle cake. Three weeks ago, the company opened a new 32,000sq ft factory and has now received orders from Finland and Norway.Pullins Bakery, a first-time exhibitor this year, used its stand to maximum effect, showing speciality breads aimed at coffee shops, delis and catering companies. Although Pullins has three craft shops, most of its business is now wholesale and it has picked up airline accounts in the last 18 months.Devesh Patel, head of business development at Middlesex- based Packaging Environmental, thought the first morning of the show was quiet on his stand, but a spokeswoman for Caffè Culture’s organisers said while the event was audited for the first time this year, they think that attendance was the same or slightly up 2007.Next year’s event will again be held at Kensington’s Olympia.last_img read more

Boots sandwich criticised on social media

first_imgBoots is not naming the supplier who produced a Delicious Simply Ham sandwich that has been showcased on social media. Boots is not naming the supplier who produced a Delicious Simply Ham sandwich that has been criticised on social media.A photo was uploaded on sharing forum Reddit, with the title ‘Simply Ham Sandwich Epic Fail’. It showed the £1 sandwich with limited filling on white bread. The news brought a raft of news reports showcasing people on social media who have complained about the standard of their sandwiches.In another Boots case in May, Gareth Jones also complained about the lack of filling in his ham sandwich. He put a picture on twitter under the statement “looking to find out what you think of my ham sandwich bought from Boots Cardiff today?”In a statement Boots UK said it would be looking into the issue.“At Boots UK we take the quality of our food products very seriously and are disappointed to see that two of our customers have had a bad experience with our Delicious Simply Ham sandwiches,” the spokesperson said.“We are working with our supplier to investigate this and would urge anyone else who has experienced something similar to get in touch with our customer care team on 0345 070 8090.”last_img read more

Queen + Adam Lambert To Perform At The 2019 Oscars

first_imgThe new Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, is nominated for five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, in the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. The new film, which features Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, was met with huge success at the box office, generating $50 million on its opening weekend in North America, plus an additional $72 million internationally—making it one of the highest-grossing music biopics of all time.To celebrate the success, Queen and touring frontman Adam Lambert will perform at the ceremony ahead of an extensive North American tour later this year. Fans will get a glimpse of what’s to come in the forthcoming tour on live television this Sunday, February 24th at 5 PST.In addition to Queen and Adam Lambert, the Oscars will feature performances from Jennifer Hudson, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Bette Midler–all of whom are nominated in the best original song category.last_img read more

Art and catastrophe

first_imgAt the reception, Vlad Vepryev, a Ukraine-born graduate student in government at the Harvard Extension School, peered intently at the photographs. He was 12 when Chernobyl went up in radioactive smoke. A few days later, the political elite of his town, which was  more than 100 miles  from the unreported disaster, watched the May Day parade on a hot spring day. In a parody of radiation protection, they were dressed in winter clothes and wearing outsized sunglasses — not yet ready to share the secret with the public at large.And D’Avignon’s  photo show? “It’s a clear picture of regular life,” said Vepryev , “regular life in the Ukrainian countryside without any chance of going back.”The photo exhibit is on display at the Knafel Building’s Fischer Commons through Aug. 12. Twenty-five years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, that single word still packs enormous power. Chernobyl is now a deserted city in northern Ukraine, but for some people it is also a nine-letter argument for eliminating nuclear power.Tuesday of this week (April 26) marked the quarter-century anniversary of the accident, which released 400 times the radiation as the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.Smoke-borne radiation from an explosion and fire at Reactor No. 4 contaminated 2,600 square kilometers, and penetrated parts of Belarus, Russia, and Europe. Nearby, 350,000 people were evacuated, including 50,000 from Prypiat, a workers’ city a few kilometers away. To this day, it is a spooky ghost town, whose abandoned ferris wheel has become an iconic image of sudden disaster.Stress likely took a greater toll following the accident than radiation did, said Harvard Kennedy School Associate Professor Matthew Bunn, an expert on nuclear energy, proliferation, theft, and terrorism. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University commemorated Chernobyl with a one-day workshop April 26. Scholars discussed the disaster’s ecological consequences, its psychological toll, and its meaning for the future of nuclear power internationally.Historian Paul Josephson of Colby College remarked on the world’s still incomplete understanding of the health effects of ionizing radiation, but estimated that the accident will spawn 50,000 extra cancer deaths. Meanwhile, he said, the natural environment — trees, wildlife, and cropland — is recovering with surprising rapidity.Independent researcher Tammy Lynch, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy at Boston University, looked at Chernobyl’s impact on local life and politics. The real story of Chernobyl is personal and not scientific, she said, and 2.4 million residents of the former Soviet Union have the status of being “Chernobyl-affected.”Stress likely took a greater toll following the accident than radiation did, said Harvard Kennedy School Associate Professor Matthew Bunn, an expert on nuclear energy, proliferation, theft, and terrorism.But he said the still-unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan — though now the only other Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale — has so far released only 10 percent of Chernobyl’s radiation, and most of it to the sea.The pictures capture what was left behind in the hurried (though delayed) evacuation of Prypiat: a jar on a kitchen windowsill, cloudy with age; a pot hung to dry on a fence post; shoes scattered on a kindergarten floor; a dusty chair on an apartment balcony.“Chernobyl was really a very different story,” mostly because of the Soviet Union’s clumsy attempts to conceal the accident, Bunn told National Public Radio in an April 27 interview.  But the accident focused the world anew on safety at nuclear power plants, which today are “dramatically safer” than 25 years ago.After the workshop concluded, art was a means of reflection too. About 20 visitors attended an opening reception for “The Day the Ferris Wheel Stood Still,” an exhibit of Chernobyl photos on display at the Knafel Building’s Fischer Commons through Aug. 12.The photos — haunting and hopeful all at the same time — were culled from thousands taken by onetime National Geographic photographer Tania D’Avignon. Born in the Ukraine, she has made eight visits to post-accident Chernobyl since 1988.“What we see here is social history,” said Lubomyr Hajda, associate director of Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute, the exhibit sponsor. “It’s not simply the story of an event in physics.”And true enough, the photos tell the human side of the story. One called “Death Bridge” was taken from a span overlooking the reactor. Just after the accident, children lined the railing there to watch. None of them, D’Avignon said, survived.Other photos, “faces from the zone,” are frank close-ups of big, grizzled men in high fur hats, some of them the “accident liquidators” who survived to be photographed.The pictures capture what was left behind in the hurried (though delayed) evacuation of Prypiat: a jar on a kitchen windowsill, cloudy with age; a pot hung to dry on a fence post; shoes scattered on a kindergarten floor; a dusty chair on an apartment balcony. Next to it, a sapling juts high out of the flagstones.“It’s fantastic that nature is coming back,” said D’Avignon, “but the reason it’s coming back is sad.” Animals, trees, and grasses that have not thrived for a long time are reviving within the 30-kilometer exclusion zone, she said, “only because this is a condemned area.”Nature reasserting itself brings a kind of beauty. In one photo a fallen fence lies in a fan of boards. House shutters are weathered to a mosaic of cracked paint.There is hope within catastrophe and ruin, too. Some of D’Avignon’s subjects are the visitors to the cemeteries within the exclusion zones, when once a year — on the Sunday following Easter — former residents are invited back to pay respects to the dead. In one picture, two old women in black headscarves picnic on the cemetery grass, laying out a meal of pickled eggs, brown bread, and vodka.Other photos depict the scattering of elderly Ukrainian samosely, or “self settlers,” who have moved back into the rural environs of Chernobyl to farm in the peace of a deserted area. In one photo, a cheerful burly man in a cap strides along a dirt path, followed by pecking chickens. “They are so happy to be there,” she said of the elderly pioneers. “They eat everything.”D’Avignon moved to the United States with her parents at age 7 and in 1964 started revisiting her homeland as a recent art school graduate. In 1986, she started eight years as a contract photographer with National Geographic.During her first visit to the disaster area, in 1988, D’Avignon was struck by the silence. “There were no sounds. There were no birds singing,” she said of her springtime visit. “There was nothing. It was just the wind.”Shoes scattered on a kindergarten floor are among the images captured by onetime National Geographic photographer Tania D’Avignon.last_img read more

Art and the history of indigenous America

first_imgFive first-years gathered around a table in a well-lit study room at Harvard Art Museums on a recent afternoon to examine three oil portraits of indigenous American chiefs attired in ceremonial regalia, with necklaces, exquisite feather headpieces, and blankets.Using magnifying glasses and portable ultraviolet lamps, the students inspected the early 19th-century images of Bayezhig (Lone Man), a Snake River Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) leader; Mizhakwad (Clear Sky), an Ojibwe chief from Rainy Lake; and Tahcoloquoit (Rising Cloud), a warrior of the Sauk nation (Othâkîwa).It was a special session on art research and preservation, but as students have come to expect, the most important lessons offered by the course “The First Americans: Portraits of Indigenous Diplomacy and Power” involve more than conservation, or even art history.The first-year seminar centers around the paintings of 25 Native leaders and chiefs painted by Henry Inman, a noted portraitist of his time. It focuses on critical thinking and research skills and the interplay of art, identity, and representation. It also explores the history of the peoples who inhabited the land long before it became the United States, through images that capture their strength and resilience even as they are being targeted by aggressive land-removal policies.For Shawon Kinew, assistant professor of history of art and architecture and Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the class gives students a chance to have “a conversation with the past” and get acquainted with a part of U.S. history that is often overlooked.“The takeaway is that the past still needs to be interpreted in many ways,” said Kinew, an art historian who received her Ph.D. from Harvard in 2016. “But also, that the people who are represented in these paintings didn’t become extinct. Their descendants are still here, and their nations are still here. Their languages are still spoken; the things they’re wearing are still worn and used in ceremony today. There’s something very powerful about the paintings and the sitters because they transcend what was once described as a moribund history.”,The complexities of Native American history come as a revelation to many students.“I learned that indigenous history is American history and shouldn’t be treated as a side unit, the way it is taught in school,” said Maddy Ranalli ’23. “We also talked about colonization and the many pervasive ways in which it still continues to operate. I usually walk out of every class and I’m like, ‘Wow, wow, wow.’”Finding their home in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the Inman paintings are copies of the original portraits painted by Charles Bird King. Thomas McKenney, who ran the Bureau of Indian Affairs between 1824 and 1830, hired King to paint the Native leaders who traveled to Washington, D.C., to negotiate treaties with the U.S. government. Since most of King’s portraits were destroyed in a fire that consumed the Smithsonian Institute in 1865, Inman’s canvases are among the few records that capture the Native American leaders of that era.Because of their historical value, the paintings, some of which have experienced invasive treatment, are the focus of a conservation initiative to protect them from future damage and deterioration, a joint effort by the Peabody Museum and the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.Associate paintings conservator Cristina Morilla and Julie Wertz, Beal Family Postgraduate Fellow in Conservation Science, who are part of a multidisciplinary team working on the conservation of the Inman paintings, recently spoke to the class about the conservation project.“It’s very important for the Peabody Museum to preserve the surviving portraits of these prominent leaders and chiefs,” said Morilla, who encountered the Inman paintings as she was doing a survey of the Peabody collection. “I was astonished by the amazing quality of the paintings, and also because they’re very unusual. These portraits depict Native American leaders with all their regalia and the power they held as representatives of their tribal nations during their negotiations with the U.S. government.” “There’s something very powerful about the paintings and the sitters because they transcend what was once described as a moribund history.” — Shawon Kinew, assistant professor of history of art and architecture “I’ve never had the opportunity to interact with objects like those in the Peabody Museum, and it has been interesting to analyze objects as part of a greater narrative,” said Austin. “Indigenous perspectives are fundamental to changing any narrative in this country, and that is something I have had the chance to learn from this class.”As part of the course, there will be two special public lectures on Anishinaabe language and art in honor of the U.N. International Year of Indigenous Languages. Alan Ojiig Corbiere of the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures will give the lecture “Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections” on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Sackler 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge. Anton Treuer, professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, will deliver “Ojibwe Language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge” at Sackler Lecture Hall on Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Professor reckons with his family’s history in a study of his talented, if eccentric, relative’s art Joseph Gone discusses what he hopes to achieve as new faculty director of Native American Program As part of the class, students have to write a visual analysis based on an hourlong observation of one of the paintings. It’s a challenging task, said Kinew, because students have to go beyond the first impressions of seeing the leaders as “oppressed people” and gain access to the traditional knowledge embedded in the paintings through the cultural items the sitters bear.“These leaders and chiefs were engaging in nation-to-nation negotiations, and were wearing ceremonial regalia and sacred objects, which reveal the power they have, not only as political diplomats, but in some occasions also as spiritual leaders,” said Kinew.The course attracted Emerald GoingSnake ’23, who is Cherokee and Mvskoke (Creek) because she wanted to learn about her Mvskoke heritage, and also because it was taught by Kinew, who is a member of the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation in Canada.“It is important that Native professors are teaching about Native issues,” said GoingSnake. “I believed this course would make me feel seen, recognized, and it has, but the most powerful part of the course is to learn how decolonization ties into our discussions of these paintings and the larger notion of history. We are learning how the inclusion of Native voices changes our perspective of how history is told.”For Henry Austin ’23, who is part Choctaw but did not grow up with Choctaw traditions, Kinew’s class has given him the opportunity to “connect with his ancestors” and learn “much more about the beauty of indigenous art, traditions, and resistance.” Relatedcenter_img A colorful figure Looking ahead, informed by where he’s been Choctaw Nation’s Burrage thrives at Harvard From Oklahoma to Cambridge, Truman Burrage brought his fervor with him last_img read more

Readers Want Jonathan Groff, Aaron Tveit & More to Star in Joseph

first_img Star Files Aaron Tveit Kyle Dean Massey Santino Fontana View Comments Jonathan Groff Jeremy Jordan Darren Crisscenter_img Andy Mientus Strange as it seems, there’s been a run of crazy dreams about Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat returning to the stage! Andrew Lloyd Webber recently revealed that he and lyricist Tim Rice plan to bring back the musical in time for its 50th anniversary. We asked you to pick your favorite hunky leading men you’d love to see wear that coat of many colors on the top 10 ranking site Culturalist. Close your eyes, draw back the curtain, and see who came out on top! Corey Cott Ramin Karimloo Adam Jacobs Jonathan Grofflast_img

The second edition of the project of tourist guides “Meet your country” is starting

first_imgA great tourist story and a very important segment in the mosaic of our tourism that we have absolutely neglected. In conclusion, this is an extremely important topic, getting to know your city and turning citizens into ambassadors of Croatian tourism. Why other cities, ie tourist boards, have not joined the whole initiative so far, even though it is their “obligation” precisely because of their primary activity and the importance of the topic, and it costs nothing but good will, is a question that all tourism entrepreneurs must ask themselves. of every city. Do we want tourism development or not? Obviously some don’t want to and don’t care. So don’t be surprised afterwards if things stand still. It’s up to the people. The city is the people, so the local people are tourism and the best ambassadors of Croatian tourism. The locals give rhythm and pulse to the destination, and guests want to get to know us and our culture of living, customs, our stories… because that is the very essence of tourism. As part of the second edition of the project “Meet your country”, the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides will organize free guided tours in all cities where tourist guides operate on the occasion of the International Recognition Day of Croatia, on January 13, 2019 (Sunday) starting at 12:00. guide – members of ZDTVH. In particular, it is about the organization of free guided tours by local tourist guides in each city, and all guided tours with tourist guides will start at the same time. The guides are intended for the local population to get to know their city and become ambassadors of Croatian tourism, but of course all visitors and tourists. Namely, protected localities are the only places where the activity of tourist guides and the presentation of our country can be performed by guides who are educated exclusively in the Republic of Croatia. “Considering that last year we received very good reactions from a large number of citizens, as well as almost all media, we decided to repeat the whole project and mark the Day of International Recognition of Croatia in the same way. We would like to point out the importance of tourist workers for the international reputation of Croatia as well as the importance of national identity and cultural heritage.”Points out Kristina Nuić Prka, president of the Association of Croatian Tourist Guides, and adds that they also want to point out in the same way the importance of the Ordinance on protected localities that is being drafted. RELATED NEWS:last_img read more

Mass jailbreak in Afghanistan, at least 24 die in Islamic State attack

first_imgThree militants were killed during the initial attack and gunbattle overnight, while at least 21 civilians and members of security forces died in the fighting, and 43 were wounded, Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the governor said.Police were forced to divert manpower to recapture escaped prisoners amid the chaos, and by noon on Monday around 1,000 had been caught, Qaderi said, without elaborating on how many were still at large.Afghan special forces arrived to support police, according to officials, and civilians were being evacuated from areas surrounding the prison, where Taliban and IS prisoners were being held along with ordinary criminals.Meanwhile the city was in lockdown. “The whole city of Jalalabad is under curfew, shops are closed,” Qaderi said. “Jalalabad is completely empty.”IS claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said special forces had killed a senior commander of the group near Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar.Some 130 kilometers east of Kabul, Jalalabad lies on the highway leading to the Khyber Pass and the Pakistani city of Peshawar.A United Nations report last month estimated there are around 2,200 IS members in Afghanistan, and that while the group is in territorial retreat and its leadership has been depleted, it remains capable of carrying out high-profile attacks.  A gunbattle between Islamic State fighters and Afghan security forces raged at a prison in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, with at least 24 people killed after the militants’ overnight assault led to a mass jailbreak.The attack began on Sunday evening with car bomb detonated at the entrance to the prison, and there were numerous other blasts heard as the IS gunmen opened fire on security guards.Some 30 militants involved in the attack on the prison, where some 2,000 prisoners were held, according to Sohrab Qaderi, a lawmaker in the capital of Nangarhar province.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Lady Raiders And Lady Bulldogs Win Opening Games At RC Tourney

first_imgRipley County Girls Basketball Tourney.Opening Round Games at Milan.Tuesday (1-6)South Ripley  61     Milan  32Batesville  58     Jac-Cen-Del  56Girls Basketball.Tuesday (1-6)Rushville  61     Franklin County  40last_img