Providing expert scientific advice on the Antarctic environment [editorial]

first_imgIt is hard to divorce most human activities, including science, completely from politics. Politics is about perceived certainty whilst science is about doubt – they make strange bedfellows. Politicians detest probabilities whilst scientists abhor the absolute. Nowhere is the relationship between politics and science more publicly developed than in the Antarctic Treaty System. In the only continent devoted to peace and science it might be supposed that, after more than thirty years, the role of science would be both more robust and more pivotal in decision-making than elsewhere in the world. So it appears at present but will it remain so?last_img read more

USU Football’s David Woodward Named To Lott Impact Trophy Watch List

first_imgThis was announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT foundation. Other Mountain West Conference players to be placed on the watch list include Boise State STUD Curtis Weaver and Fresno State linebacker Mykal Walker. His exploits also earned him Pro Football Focus’ distinction as the Mountain West Conference’s defensive player of the year. Brad James In 2018, he amassed 134 tackles, 5 sacks, 12.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, three pass breakups and four quarterback hurries. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Thursday, Utah State football linebacker David Woodward was named as one of 42 FBS college football players named to the 2019 Lott IMPACT trophy watch list. Tags: Curtis Weaver/David Woodward/Lott IMPACT Trophy/Mountain West Conference/Mykal Walker/Pro Football Focus/USU Football May 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football’s David Woodward Named To Lott Impact Trophy Watch List Written by Woodward is one of 18 linebackers on the watch list for the award, which is presented to FBS college football’s defensive IMPACT player of the year. Woodward is a 6-2 230-pound junior out of Olympia, Wash. who earned first-team All-American honors from Pro Football Focus and third-team All-American honors from The Associated Press.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 12/30

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballCowboy ClassicKANAB, Utah-Kason Janes led the way with 18 points and the Kanab Cowboys shellacked Diamond Ranch 89-42 at the Cowboy Classic Wednesday. Wyatt Toombs had 24 points in defeat for the Diamondbacks.Enterprise TournamentENTERPRISE, Utah-Gavin Hoyt’s 25 points paced Valley as the Buffaloes edged Draper APA 47-45 Wednesday at the Enterprise Tournament. Lucas Bacikalo had 19 points in the loss for the Eagles.ENTERPRISE, Utah-Tyler Hiatt netted 19 points and the Enterprise Wolves edged Valley 54-52 at the Enterprise Tournament Wednesday. Gavin Hoyt led the Buffaloes in defeat with 17 points.Smithfield Classic TournamentMILFORD, Utah-Wade Hymas stepped up with 25 points and the APA West Valley Eagles got past Milford 62-56 Wednesday at the Smithfield Classic Tournament. Bret Beebe had 18 points in the loss for the Tigers.BEAVER, Utah-Conner Crum had 15 points as the Beaver Beavers waxed Providence Hall 53-38 at the Smithfield Classic Tournament Wednesday. Dusty Mortensen had 12 points for the Patriots in defeat.Hodson Cancer ClassicCEDAR CITY, Utah-Treyton Tebbs  led the way with 23 points and Cedar City smoked Juab 75-60 Wednesday in the Hodson Cancer Classic at Cedar City High School. Ty Allred posted 17 points for the Wasps in defeat.CEDAR CITY, Utah-Emilio Miramontes netted 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists as the South Sevier Rams pounded Canyon View 63-44 at Canyon View High School Wedneday in the Hodson Cancer Classic. Tray Allred led the Falcons in defeat with 12 points.CEDAR CITY, Utah-The Grand Red Devils steamrolled Millard 83-54 Wedneday at the Hodson Cancer Classic.Tintic Pick & Shovel ClassicEUREKA, Utah-Ryker Hatch keyed a balanced scoring attack with 17 points and the Panguitch Bobcatsdrilled Tintic 79-41 at the Tintic Pick & Shovel Classic Wednesday at Tintic High School. Cooper Snell had 16 points in defeat for the Miners.Non-RegionSPRINGVILLE, Utah-Jake Eichorn netted 14 points and the Beaver Beavers clobbered Merit 70-27 Wednesday in non-region boys basketball action. Matthew Yates had 8 points in the loss for the Knights.TABIONA, Utah-Kade Stewart posted 14 points and 6 rebounds as the Tabiona Tigers smacked Wayne 42-28 in non-region boys basketball action Wednesday.MANTI, Utah-Grady Thompson amassed 26 points and the Manti Templars surged past Emery 77-66 in non-region boys basketball action Wednesday. Treven Brazier’s 15 points led the Spartans in defeat.Girls BasketballHodson ClassicCEDAR CITY, Utah-Abby Davis netted 15 points as the Cedar Lady Reds hammered Juab 50-29 Wednesday at the Hodson Classic at Cedar City High School. Hallie Worwood had 12 points in the loss for the Wasps.Non-RegionTABIONA, Utah-Abby Stevens posted 12 points as the Wayne Badgers smacked Tabiona 37-29 Wednesday in non-region girls basketball action. Abbie Rhoades’ game-high 20 points led the Tigers in the loss. December 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/30 Written by Tags: Roundup Brad Jameslast_img read more

Indian Navy Lends a Hand to Rain-Affected Areas

first_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Hand August 6, 2013 Indian Navy Lends a Hand to Rain-Affected Areas In the aftermath of the incessant rains in the state of Kerala, and the consequent rise in water levels the State Government of Kerala sought help from Navy. Consequently, Naval Rescue Teams from Southern Naval Command (SNC) have been dispatched in affected areas.SNC has send two teams comprising of 20 divers and four Gemini boats (rubber inflatable boats) to the island of Thuruthu at Aluva in Ernakulam district to provide assistance to the marooned families there. Another team has been sent to Idukki district for providing suitable assistance at the site of the landslide there. The Navy has sent a 16 member diving team to rescue marooned villagers from an island in the Periyar river which is in spate. The Navy is also sending a 40 member team to Idukki where two landslides have occurred within a short span of time.Similarly, Indian Army and Indian Air Force have also garnered their forces to respond to the situation and the Indian Army has sent three columns of Army personnel to the affected site.A 40 member team of the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force ) along with 5 tonnes of relief material are being ferried by two Indian Air Force aircraft. Indian Air Force is sending two ALH helicopters later today.[mappress]Press Release, August 6, 2013 View post tag: Kerala View post tag: Rain View post tag: Command View post tag: southern View post tag: Navy View post tag: areas Training & Educationcenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Lends View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Lends a Hand to Rain-Affected Areas View post tag: rescue View post tag: Affected View post tag: teams View post tag: Indian Share this articlelast_img read more

Empowerment motion at Jesus rejected

first_imgThe ‘Women’s Empowerment’ motion which sparked controversy in Jesus last week was defeated in an online referendum last Friday.The motion would have mandated Jesus’ Female Welfare Officer to hold an annual event “related to the topic of empowering women”.188 Jesus undergraduates cast their votes in the referendum, with 43.2% voting in favour and 56.8% voting against.The motion was initially proposed in a JCR meeting on 14th May but was defeated after falling short of the two-thirds majority required for constitutional change with 61% of JCR members for and 39% against.After JCR President Thomas Rutland was given a petition with 50 signatures, he called an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss the issue.Natasha Frost, a second year languages student, spoke in favour of the motion, followed by finalist Alexandra Bassett who spoke against on behalf of Danielle Zigner, the former JCR president.Bassett suggested in her speech that the organisation of a Women’s Empowerment Event should be mandated to the recently created Equal Opportunities Committee rather than the Women’s Welfare Officer.After the result, Bassett praised the running of the EGM. She said, “It was chaired spectacularly and with complete fairness by Rosie Colthorpe.“Voting against this motion is in no way sexist but simply a matter of whether the role of our Welfare Officer should have a campaigning or a welfare emphasis.”JCR President Thomas Rutland, who had initially proposed the motion, said there was “widespread support for running the event but not for codifying it into the constitution under the Women’s Welfare Rep role”. He added, “[Jesus JCR] will be running an event related to Women’s Empowerment either this term or next.”Rutland claimed that the motion’s failure to pass “does not represent a sexist decision. The main source of disagreement was regarding where to place it within the constitution.”Some students were disappointed at the defeat of the referendum. One wrote on Facebook, “We should all be very, very ashamed of this.”In a separate post they said, “The suggestion that we should not make this constitutional because the female welfare rep might not be interested in gender equality is a staggering one.”last_img read more

New Spots in Ocean City for Sunrise Cafe and Fire on the Beach

first_imgIn mid-April, the Sunrise Cafe will move to the corner of 12th Street and Asbury Avenue in Ocean City — a spot formerly occupied by F&M Restaurant.The Sunrise Cafe closed shop on Monday as it prepares to move down the Avenue for an Easter opening at a new location at the corner of 12th Street and Asbury Avenue.The popular breakfast and lunch spot will reopen in a spot that will accommodate more outdoor seating and an expanded takeout area.Sunrise Cafe’s new location is at the site (1200 Asbury Avenue) formerly occupied by F&M Restaurant (and for a very brief time by JD’s Clubhouse).  Owners Bob and Sharon Idell are renovating the building and an Easter weekend opening is tentative, pending completion of work.The cafe first opened in May at 949 Asbury Avenue with a menu featuring low-priced breakfast and lunch, fresh baked good and a full-service deli. A new restaurant, Fire on the Beach, will fill the vacancy left by Sunrise Cafe at 949 Asbury.Fire on the Beach owner Charles Coburn says the new restaurant will feature breakfast, lunch and (starting in June) dinner. The restaurant serves comfort foods — but not necessarily as your mother may have served them.Flat breads include varieties such as a reuben pizza. Burgers feature a proprietary blend of local meats. Macaroni-and-cheese comes with blue crab, lobster or bacon-and-chives, among other incarnations.Fire on the Beach also will feature:An in-restaurant art gallery featuring four or five local artists at a time.Farm-to-fork inventory with the majority of supplies purchased from farms within a 100-mile radius of the restaurant.Weekend acoustic entertainmentGallery bites (small plates of appetizers or tapas)For more information on the new restaurant, see FIRE on the Beach Ocean City on Facebook. Coburn says the new restaurant is expected to open on April 12.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Fits Double Pink Floyd Cover Into “1348” Sandwich In Wisconsin [Photos]

first_imgIn a Fall relatively short on tour dates, Umphrey’s McGee played the first of a quick two-night run at Madison, Wisconsin’s Orpheum Theatre last night, continuing the years-long trend of incredible Umphrey’s shows in Wisconsin. After a funky opening set from SunSquabi opened the evening, Umphrey’s took the stage. Before the music could begin, the band had to address a curious elephant in the room: bassist Ryan Stasik, known to be a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan, was sporting a Chicago Cubs jersey–a sight no Umphreak had ever witnessed prior–and made a point of acknowledging that his surprising Chi-town gear was the result of a lost bet with his bandmates. Watch the show opener here.Umphrey’s McGee Details Upcoming Album Release PartyWhat the first set lacked in improv and jamming it made up for in a great set list. The set seemed to be plucked from 10 years ago/ “Hurt Bird Bath” was dark and energetic. “Passing” seems to be turning up more and more,  and that’s undoubtedly a good thing. The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water” slowed things down and allowed the audience to sing along before a fiery “Bottom Half” with “Eat” sandwiched inside to close the first frame.Watch crowd-shot footage of “Soul Food I” below via YouTube user Marian Moon:Watch crowd-shot footage of “The Bottom Half” below via YouTube user nothingtoofancy42:The second set saw another wardrobe change from Stasik, who had traded his cubs shirt for a Houston Astros jersey in honor of their recent World Series win. “Ringo” was a great way to start off the second set, and it was a monster. The band found a very danceable groove that they were able to build and build until the final chorus struck, making for perhaps the best improvisation of the night. Watch the second set opener here.Umphrey’s McGee Releases New Single “The Silent Type”, Track List For ‘it’s not us’“1348” also featured some top-notch jamming, but instead of building to a peak, they took a left turn into fan favorite “Glory”. A strong segment of the the show came in the form of Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh” and “Another Brick in the Wall.” “In the Kitchen” had everyone singing along again, if just to mention what could make one old, like Joel. Finally, they found their way back into the unfinished “1348” from earlier in the set for a heavy-metal finish before a “40’s Theme” dance party sent the crowd home buzzing.With one more show in Madison, UM is zeroing in on twenty years together, and this evening’s show is sure to be a treat.Below, check out a gallery of photos from last night’s Umphrey’s show at The Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI courtesy of photographer Daniel Ojeda.SETLIST: Umphrey’s McGee | The Orpheum Theatre | Madison, WI | 11/3/17Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Hurt Bird Bath, Passing, Soul Food I -> Mail Package[1], Den > Black Water, The Bottom Half > Eat -> The Bottom HalfSet 2: Ringo, Make It Right > 1348 > Glory > 2nd Self, In the Flesh? > Another Brick in the Wall -> In The Kitchen > 1348Encore: 40’s Theme[1] with Entrance of the Gladiators (Julius Fučík) teaseSupport: SunSquabi Umphrey’s McGee | The Orpheum Theatre | Madison, WI | 11/3/17 | Photos by Daniel Ojeda Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Hidden Spaces: Newell Boathouse

first_imgHidden Spaces is part of a series about lesser-known spaces at Harvard.Framed black-and-white photographs, spanning well over a century, encircle the second-floor walls of Harvard’s Newell Boathouse. They are mostly group shots of each varsity rowing team, right up to the present. But the space for 1917 contains a photo of rowers on the Charles River, instead of the standard staged group picture. The caption reads: “Varsity Crew 1917. Rowing stopped on account of war.”In the earliest photos, men wear muttonchop whiskers, handlebar mustaches, and center parts in their hair. One team is wearing suits instead of uniforms, and the 1912 men are bare-chested. Turtlenecked uniforms, leggings, and laced shoes have all evolved in the intervening years. But today’s do-rag caps appear to have debuted in the 1870s. The one constant in the photos is that the coxswain sits on the floor in front of the rest of the team, often cross-legged.Almost as omnipresent is Olympian and men’s varsity coach Harry Parker, who is the most-photographed face on the walls of Newell. Beginning in 1963 — when he looks little older than the students beside him — up to the present day, we see nearly 50 smiling Harrys.Memorabilia not displayed on the walls are stored in closets filled to the brim, and displays of memorabilia are changed periodically. Juxtaposed against the old paraphernalia are several new rowing machines. The state-of-the-art orange Oartec sliders look out of place, as does the computer in the workshop that boatman Joe Shea uses to check the weather regularly.Possibly nowhere on Harvard’s campus is as untouched and nostalgic as Newell. The boathouse is not open for recreational use, only to Harvard’s male oarsmen, which is perhaps why so much of the place is intact after 111 years. Besides the hundreds of framed photographs, there are duct-taped scrapbooks overflowing from the shelves, piles of ancient wooden oars, and silver winners’ cups randomly strewn about. An enormous black-and-white photo of the “Rude and Smooth,” the undefeated crew team of 1974, dominates the landing of the tired stairwell.On the first floor of Newell are two water-filled tanks with boats inside. Both were once motorized with moving water. These days only the newer 1973 tank continues to move water. Mirrors line the walls of these rooms so rowers can check their form during practice.In the 1892 and ’93 photographs, boathouse namesake Marshall Newell ’94 is one of the elite oarsmen. Newell was a football and crew star at Harvard. He was tragically killed while working for the railroad when a train hit him on Christmas Eve in 1897. Described as ????beloved by all those who knew him,” the 5-foot-10-inch, 170-pound Newell was an All-American football player each of his four years at Harvard and played every minute of every game from 1890 to 1893. He was described by the College Hall of Fame as “a deeply sensitive man, a compassionate fellow of heart and understanding in complete contrast to the ferocity with which he played the game of football.” Known to counsel younger athletes, his nickname was “Ma.” As a tribute to his greatness, Harvard alumni raised $2,000 to build the boathouse in 1900.Bridging the centuries, Newell’s men impart a sense of ageless camaraderie, a perception of a torch passed. The longevity of Parker, the legacy of Newell, and the bar created by the Rude and Smooth team are just part of the history that is Newell. In between on the boathouse walls are thousands of lesser-known men’s faces, the elite oarsmen who have come and gone, striving, as this season’s rowers will do, to be the best. Since 1965, rowers have come from far and near to the banks of the Charles River to take part in the world’s largest regatta. Racing at Head of the Charles is a challenge to experienced and novice competitors alike. Every year crews and scullers race along the many bends of the 3-mile course, navigating through buoys, boats, and bridges. At the Head of the Charles, a poorly made turn or single buoy violation can cost a first place medal. This year’s Head of the Charles regatta will be held Oct. 22-23.— Rose Lincolnlast_img read more

Make Artificial Intelligence Real

first_imgEvery day, engineers, researchers and designers are using the power of AI to change our world. Organizations of all shapes and sizes are leveraging AI to help them answer bigger questions and make more amazing discoveries – faster than ever. There’s nothing artificial about making the world a better place with these discoveries, and there is nothing artificial about the real insights achieved through AI that can help both communities and businesses overcome some of their biggest challenges.Dell Technologies is dedicated to getting AI into the hands of businesses and institutions of all sizes so that they can harness the power of their data to make the world a better place. As P.J. Camm, IT Director of OTTO Motors states, “As a leader in innovative technology, it was critical to find the right partner who provided a flexible, reliable, and scalable infrastructure to allow us to run our AI workloads. Our partnership with Dell EMC and VMware enables our medium business to make artificial intelligence a reality.”That’s why Dell Technologies is expanding its AI offerings to empower customers to make artificial intelligence real. We are announcing new Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI and HPC and improvements to our OpenManage portfolio to make AI easier to adopt and use. Dell Technologies provides infrastructure solutions that deliver AI anywhere, with continuous insights, and at real scale to enable customers to harness insights from the edge to the core to the cloud.AI anywhereProgressing AI use cases from proof-of-concept to production can highlight latency and portability challenges, especially when moving these workloads across hybrid clouds. In fact, industry insiders report that “hybrid latency prevents companies from running AI workloads in the cloud with data on-prem.” Moreover, there is a lack of skilled in-house resources to design, deploy and manage systems capable of running AI in production and across the hybrid cloud.To address these issues, Dell Technologies has partnered with VMware on the recent announcement of VMware vSphere 7 to create the following Ready Solutions for AI and HPC:The Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI: GPU-as-a-Service were designed for those who are just starting their AI journey or who already run smaller AI operations. VMware vSphere 7.0 incorporates Bitfusion technology that enables virtualizing accelerators located on-premises or in the cloud. Giving developers self-service access to elastic pools of accelerator resources increases utilization and efficiency for valuable accelerator resources. Using Kubernetes containers, AI can be deployed more rapidly across hybrid cloud environments with high accuracy, performance and efficiency.The Dell EMC Ready Solutions for vHPC were designed for those who want to advance their AI journey by virtualizing their high performance computing workloads easily using the latest version of vSphere. To optimize solution performance, engineering teams have created ready solutions for the two most common types of HPC workloads, Parallel Distributed Applications (MPI)  and Throughput Workloads. MPI applications are used in things like weather forecasting and molecular modeling. Throughput workloads can be seen in Monte Carlo simulations in financial risk analysis, digital movie rendering, and genomics analysis. Both designs increase your agility and operational efficiency in data intense applications. Furthermore, complexity is reduced because they run on the familiar VMware virtualization platform.While the latest version of VMware vSphere is already factory-installed with these Ready Solutions for AI and HPC, it will also soon be available factory-installed on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.Finally, Dell Technologies, Intel, and the University of Cambridge collaborated to create the Data Accelerator (DAC) to enable the next generation of data‑intensive workflows. The DAC alleviates data intensive bottlenecks, enhancing customers’ ability to seamlessly achieve AI insights. It was so successful that it reached #1 in the June 2019 IO500 world HPC storage ranking.Continuous insightsModern IT infrastructures are often complex and challenging to manage. The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio helps IT managers implement advanced computing solutions with the same tools they use for their traditional workloads. Using predefined scripts or management consoles, customers can improve operational uptime and deliver critical information to keep insights flowing using OpenManage Enterprise and OpenManage Mobile. While, enhancements to OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter enables  management of physical and virtual hosts from a single interface. These features along with recently announced streaming telemetry capabilities and enhancements to CloudIQ, prepare our customers for AI-guided operations across their infrastructure.AI at real scaleDell Technologies is already helping customers explore and reap the benefits of AI with scalable, flexible solutions designed to help solve complex problems faster than ever. As Robert Walden, CIO of Epsilon explains, “In order to provide our customers personalized marketing content, we needed a scalable infrastructure to run AI workloads. The partnership with Dell EMC and VMware enables us to make artificial intelligence real.” Whether you are sampling data with Dell laptops or workstations, proving out your AI concepts with bare-metal PowerEdge servers, or taking these to production at full scale through virtualization, the Dell Technology portfolio makes AI real for customers every step of the way.If you would like to learn more about how you can make artificial intelligence real, watch the replay of the #MakeAIReal virtual event and follow us @DellEMCServers on Twitter.last_img read more

Nine of 13 Kidnapped by Paramilitaries in Southern Colombia Are Released

first_img At least 9 of the 13 people kidnapped on September 13 by a criminal gang led by former paramilitaries were released due to pressure from the Colombian Army, official sources announced on September 14. “We don’t know the location of the other four, but the search is continuing,” the interior secretary of the province of Nariño, Fabio Trujillo, said. The kidnapping was denounced by Ombudsman Volmar Pérez, who attributed it to the Los Rastrojos criminal gang and revealed that two rural workers were murdered in the same action, which took place in the department of Nariño. The aggressors, who were armed and dressed in military attire, identified the two victims and after murdering them, threw their “dismembered bodies into the Patia River,” the ombudsman said in a press release. “Subsequently, they proceeded to kidnap and transport to the district of Sanchez (Cumbitara) a group of 13 people, including 9 motorboat operators,” according to the report, which identified several of the victims, whose ages range between 18 and 38 years old. Los Rastrojos is a gang led by former members of extreme-right-wing paramilitary groups linked to drug trafficking. According to the director of the Colombian police, General Oscar Naranjo, the criminal gangs formed by remnants of the demobilized United Self-Defense Units of Colombia (AUC) are currently the chief threat to the country’s domestic security. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist guerrilla group and the country’s most significant with around 8,000 fighters, also operates in Nariño, according to an estimate by the Defense Ministry. According to official figures, between January and July of this year there were 193 kidnappings in Colombia, 58 of them attributed to the FARC, 14 to the National Liberation Army (ELN), another guerilla group, and 121 to former paramilitaries and criminals. In 2010, 282 people were kidnapped in Colombia, 32 percent more than in 2009. By Dialogo September 16, 2011last_img read more