Subglacial morphology in northern Palmer Land, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgIce-thickness and surface-elevation data gathered from radio echo flights over the Antarctic Peninsula are presented as profiles for five major outlet glaciers in northern Palmer Land and as contour maps for an area of 8 000 km2 to the east of George VI Sound. Glacier profiles appear to be closely related to ice discharge especially to convergent and divergent flow. Comparison of subglacial topography with geological evidence of faulting suggests that the area around George VI Sound is a region where structure is an important influence on the pattern of glacial erosion.last_img read more


first_imgI’m on a full-time NVQ Level 2 in bakery course at Brooklands College, in Weybridge, Surrey. We make all sorts of products, such as white loaves, brown loaves, puff pastry, lemon cake, doughnuts, ginger cake, scones – anything really. My favourite is bread, because I find it easy and more fun to make. You don’t have to think too hard when you’re doing it and you tend to make a lot more bread than other products.When I finish this year, I could go straight into work, but I’m thinking of doing a Level 3 NVQ, because I enjoy the course so much and because I have fun with my friends. I also have the option of taking an additional sugarcraft course, which involves icing and decorating cakes.In the future, I hope to become an experienced baker and, one day, I may open my own shop.There’s nothing else I’d rather do than be a baker. Baking bread would be perfect – but I’d have to get up very early in the mornings and work long days.Early startsThe hardest part of college is getting up at 7.30am. We have to be in the bakery by 9.15am and we don’t finish baking until around 12.30pm. I don’t really find any of the products hard to make; if we get stuck at any point, there are a lot of people around to advise us and we all help each other out. I really enjoy making bakery products and love being around other people who enjoy the same thing. The lessons are not too strict, so we can have fun, both with each other and with the tutors. Our tutors – Jane Hatton and Sue Haskell – are really good. They are also very helpful and friendly.We do practical work everyday, followed by a session of written work in which we fill in our folders, explaining what we have done and answering questionnaires, which test what we have learned. This is very useful and helps us to gain an NVQ at the end of the course.original ambitionOriginally, I wanted to be a chef and did a course in which I had one lesson of bakery. I really enjoyed it, so I decided to change to bakery, as I found it much more interesting. There always seemed to be a new challenge. I have always wanted to be in the food industry because I saw my mum cooking and wished I could do it myself.Now, some-times, I show her how to bake things. I like cookery programmes and alwaystry to make sure that I see Gordon Ramsay’s shows. I think that anyone who wants to get into bakery should work hard and try their hardest, but have fun while they are doing it.I have already recommended the baking industry to a couple of my friends. nlast_img read more

Register online for Bakers’ Fair

first_imgDon’t forget to register for free for Bakers’ Fair Spring.Taking place on Sunday 10 April, at Newbury Racecourse, the show will feature exhibitors from machinery to ingredients and finished goods.Professional bakers will be battling it out in The National Association of Master Bakers’ Bakery Compe-titions, with celebrity Linda Lusardi awarding the prizes.The Stage will play host to a series of talks and demonstrations, including a ‘Taste and texture’ talk from Baking Industry Awards Confectioner of the Year Mark Legg, of Dunns (Crouch End).Sara Reid, marketing manager, Rank Hovis will speak on ‘How to add sales and value to craft bakery businesses’, while BIA Celebration Cake Maker of the Year Amelia Nutting, will give a sugarcraft masterclass.Register online at read more

Sales of pies boosted by dismal UK weather

first_imgThe recent wet weather has caused pie sales to increase, as consumers opt for warming winter food. Poole’s Pies said it had seen an 11% year-on-year increase in its pie sales this summer, while Pieminister said sales were up 20% on its usual summer season.Tristan Hogg, co-founder, joint MD wholesale, Pieminister, told British Baker it normally sees its wholesale business dip in the summer, with less space dedicated to its products on supermarket shelves. “This year pie sales have held up well in line with our winter figures,” said Hogg. “We normally promote at this time of the year to boost sales, but this summer we haven’t needed to; sales have been up around 20%.”Neil Court-Johnston, managing director of the Wigan-based Poole’s Pies, said: “The warmer months tend to be the pie industry’s quiet period, but with Britain continuing to face one of its worst ever summers this year, sales are at an all-time high as people prefer to tuck into warm, comforting and familiar dishes.”The Cake Store UK said it had had its best ever pie sales over the summer period, while Bradley’s Bakery also said sales of its pies have been going really well, with promotions over Euro 2012 and new lines helping too.According to Mintel, the value of the pie and pasty sector has been increasing steadily year-on-year, with sales having risen by 3.9% from 2009 (£951m) to 2012 (£988m).last_img read more

Widespread Panic ‘Just Left Chicago’ For Smokin’ St. Louis Performance

first_imgLast night, Widespread Panic brought their rockin’ grooves to the historic Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO, rocking the classic hall with a powerful performance. The band is in tip-top shape, and their newest member Duane Trucks has been a welcomed addition to the band’s potent sound.The show last night had a great number of highlights, including a pair of bust-outs in the first set. “Three Candles” hadn’t been seen in 146 shows, and the instrumental “St. Louis,” all too appropriate for the setting, hadn’t been played since July 4th of 2014.Meanwhile, the second set spoke to fans who were forced to take a bus in from Chicago (as there was an accident on the trains), with a potent “Waitin’ For The Bus > Jesus Just Left Chicago” segment. The ZZ Top cover felt right at home in the band’s southern blues-influenced sound, and the performance was a non-stop rocker from cover to cover.Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream, and head to their site to stream it!Setlist: Widespread Panic at the Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO – 2/19/16Set 1: Papa Legba, Porch Song, Tail Dragger, Tickle the Truth, Worry, Bust It Big > Sleeping Man, Three Candles^, St Louis^^, Goin’ Out WestSet 2: Saint Ex, Jack > Chilly Water, The Last Straw, All Time Low > Jam > Drums > Jam > Angels On High, Waitin’ For The Bus > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Flicker, NorthEncore: Expiration Day, Aunt Avis, Sell Sell^ LTP 3/08/2014 Richmond (146 shows)^^ LTP 7/04/2014 Las Vegas (109 shows)last_img read more

Saint Mary’s alumna addresses harassment and power dynamics in Hollywood

first_imgKate Hennessy, who has worked on films including “Lady Bird,” “Fences” and “Interstellar” and supervised famous actors and actresses including Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway and Sir Michael Caine, reflected on the #MeToo movement and life in Hollywood in the Vander Vennet Theatre at Saint Mary’s on Wednesday evening.Associate professor of psychology Karen Chambers said she read Hennessy’s posts on social media and was inspired to invite her back to Saint Mary’s to speak.“When #MeToo broke in Hollywood, I have Kate on social media because I run the Ireland program and she came to Ireland, I read Kate’s post about her experiences in Hollywood,” she said. “I thought she had some really interesting things to say about #MeToo and about what was being said in Hollywood. And so, I put it in the back of my head that the next time she makes one of her many cross-country journeys, that I would see if I could entice her to come back to Saint Mary’s to present.”Hennessy, who graduated from Saint Mary’s in 2012, said she started working in the film industry when she was in high school. As part of her job, Hennessy oversees a multitude of tasks including running set, working with various departments to create a schedule for the next day, placing background actors and keeping the cast and crew on schedule, she said.“After talking my way onto set one day, I started working as a production assistant in high school,” she said. “Eleven years later, I now work as an assistant director as part of the Directors Guild of America. I’ve worked on $250 million big-budget blockbusters and I’ve worked on tiny indie films — working in Los Angeles to New York, from San Francisco to Boston and even to Las Vegas and Hawaii.”Regarding her experiences as a woman in Hollywood, Hennessy said she feels there is a big power problem in the film industry.“I have worked on over 50 film projects with only four of them being directed by women,” she said. “As difficult as it is to have these experiences happen to yourself, there is also a difficulty in seeing it happen to someone else. It’s not just a matter of being able to speak up for yourself but it’s also a matter of supporting the voices of other women as they speak up.”Hennessy said although she was not raped, she was assaulted almost every day on the job. After sorting through 10 years of feelings on the issue, Hennessy said, she finally decided to speak out with a post on Facebook.“I’ve been touched, talked to and treated inappropriately since I started. I’ve had an actor undo my bra through my shirt in front of hundreds of people because ‘it was a prank,’” she said. “I’ve been asked when texting if ‘I use those fingers on my boyfriend.’ I’ve purposefully hidden behind walls or avoided the lunch room, so I didn’t have to feel watched by certain crew members. The list goes on, but it doesn’t matter. It needs to stop.”Hennessy said the #MeToo movement is something that has been brewing beneath the surface in Hollywood for years. She said it is about time that these incidents have come out and that both men and women can now be held accountable for their actions.“Make no mistake, people have known about these allegations for years and these occurrences have been happening for far too long, sweeping across far too many professions,” she said. “As women, we show up to work — not to get abused, not to get harassed, not to feel the need to hide and not to feel uncomfortable. We show up to work. It’s absolutely time for a change and it’s time that both men and women are held accountable for their actions.”Hennessy said the catalyst for change in every industry, especially Hollywood, will be women supporting women. She said that she believes it is important for young women to know their rights so they are not caught off guard.“There’s a certain stigma that exists that sexual abuse only encompasses rape,” she said. “However, sexual harassment in the workplace is so much more than just rape. If it makes someone feel uncomfortable or compromised, then it’s harassment and that happens every day and in every industry.”Before incidents occur, Hennessy said, it is helpful and important for young women who are about to go into the workforce to educate themselves so they can be prepared.“Do your research, know the numbers, be able to have full-fledged conversations and debates with people on the subject,” she said. “I think that the best thing that you can do for yourselves is to be prepared, know the facts. You look at things like Parkland, [Florida] — a movement is happening. Whether you agree with it or not it doesn’t matter, the point is that it’s happening because these students were prepared.”Hennessy urged young women to be ready, engaged and set boundaries on these issues.“When those discussions come you can be ready with the facts but also knowing your game plan, think about what your boundaries are,” she said. “So that when stuff happens, not only harassment but for example, if you’re pigeon-toed into a job because you’re a woman, you need to be prepared and you can challenge that. I truly believe that the answer lies in beginning the conversation. It took me 10 years to be able to talk about this.”Hennessy said that the biggest thing women can do to challenge societal norms is to support other women.“I think that the biggest thing us, as women, can do is support other women, hire other women, get each other in the work field and have each other’s backs,” she said. “As long as you guys are prepared, you guys are going to be the ones to make a change, I absolutely, wholeheartedly believe that. I challenge you to support your female filmmakers, your female doctors, whatever work field you guys are going into, support each other and don’t compete with one another. You guys have the power to make things happen.”Tags: #MeToo, Hollywood, Kate Hennessy, Sexual harassmentlast_img read more

Student practice squad helps women’s basketball prepare for games

first_imgIt’s been a little over a week since junior Arike Ogunbowale sunk not one, but two game-winning buzzer beaters to lead Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team to a national championship. But, to those who play against her every day, this shot is nothing new.The Notre Dame Women’s Basketball team’s practice squad, comprised of 17 male students, serves as the scout team for the Irish, senior captain Reed Hunnicutt said. The practice players attend practice each day and fill the roles of specific players the team will encounter in the next game. They also see the ins and outs and extra hours spent in the gym.“When Arike hit that last shot, I’d probably seen her make that like 50 times in practice,” Hunnicutt said.Senior assistant captain Conor Triplett said that Ogunbowale practiced her game winning shot often.“She’s not lying when she says that’s what she practiced,” he said. “She wanted the ball in her hands, and we all wanted the ball in her hands.”Practice squad members have a unique perspective into each women’s basketball player. Hunnicutt explained that prior to each practice, the coaches will show film of the team’s next opponent to the practice squad, assigning each member an opposing player to imitate and teaching the plays the team runs. From there, it’s just basketball. “The biggest thing is trying to be smart basketball players, because at the end of the day they want us to run certain things and do certain things, so guys need to be able to listen and run plays,” Triplett said.  “We try to be the brains behind it because we have a lot of guys that aren’t used to that: learn a play and then 15 minutes later, run it live.”Triplett and Hunnicutt were both recruited for the team after playing games of pickup basketball. Hunnicutt, the recruiting coordinator for the past three years, said that the team looks for a mix of post and guard players. Players must also measure physicality based on what the team needs. Notre Dame assistant coach Niele Ivey said that the ability to adapt style of play to fit the role is something she looks for in potential practice players, but that players must still be competitive.“The practice squad provides more strength and athleticism.  It gives our young women the opportunity to play against bigger, stronger players which helps us when we play against the likes of UConn, Louisville and Texas A&M,” Ivey said in an email. “As coaches, we like our practices to be harder than the games and with our fantastic squad, it usually is.”Playing against the practice squad gives the team a competitive edge in real games, Hunnicutt explained.“I think it just gives them a more competitive look, because if they can beat us, they can probably compete with the teams they’re playing, and we have a little more size and athleticism than the teams they play, so I think it helps them to have us there,” Hunnicutt said.Off the court, the practice squad supports the team at games and online, especially through their Twitter account, @NDPracticeSquad. Last week, Hunnicutt and Triplett, along with other members of the practice squad, traveled to Columbus for the Final Four and watched the team claw its way back to a national championship. After the game, they joined fans and families back in the team hotel to welcome back the Irish, and head coach Muffet McGraw stopped the receiving line to seek them out.  “[She] saw us and walked over and gave each of us a hug and said, ‘We wouldn’t be here without you guys,’ and from somebody like her to take time out of what was probably one of the greatest half hours of her life was really cool, and it really meant a lot to me and to the other guys that she went out of her way to thank us.” Triplett said.The women’s basketball players followed McGraw‘s lead in seeking out the practice team after the game.“We can joke about how much we actually help or what our real purpose is, but when all of them stopped by and said, ‘We hate you guys when we’re there, but we really do appreciate what you guys do,’ that was very rewarding,” Hunnicutt said.Hunnicutt and Triplett noted that having a front row seat allowed them to see the growth of individual players and the team as a whole, especially in a year where the team dealt with a plethora of injuries.“Day in, day out, we see how hard they work and how good they actually are, and when I hear people on campus talk about, ‘Oh, we could beat them, they’re not that good,’ it’s like, you guys have no idea, no concept of the skill level these girls have.” Triplett said.“There might not be ten people on campus that can guard Arike one on one,” Hunnicutt said.Triplett, for his part, thinks there are three people on-campus who can guard Ogunbowale one-on-one: himself, Hunnicutt and Rex Pflueger, Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.For Hunnicutt, playing on the practice team is an important way to help the team improve.“The whole reason I signed up is that I wanted to help them get better every day and really put all the effort and time I had into getting them better and to the point where they could win a national championship,” he said. “I think people need to appreciate not even us but how good the girls are, because they embarrass us some days, and we’ve got a pretty solid group of guys.” Triplett encouraged the student body to turn out for more women’s basketball games.“Anybody who‘s been to a girl’s game knows those gyms get loud and those games are fast, because we play as fast as anybody else in the country, and it’s so fun to watch and it’s such good basketball,” he said. “You’re doing yourself such a disservice as a basketball fan if you’re not going to these games when you’re here.”Tags: Arike Ogunbowale, classroom practices, ND Women’s Basketballlast_img read more

Peru and Bolivia Agree to Confront Drug Trafficking and Smuggling

first_imgBy Dialogo October 20, 2010 The important thing is the seriousness of the relations between Peru and Bolivia. I doubt that EVO MORALES is serious about his talking points or proposals, well this type of coca leaf grower is a servant of Hugo Chavez Frias. In that country they say they grow coca as a tradition and on the side they sell it for cocaine production, I suppose or imagine. So therefore how serious can president EVO be? The Peruvian and Bolivian governments agreed on 18 October to carry out joint activities to confront drug trafficking and smuggling on their shared border, within the framework of the First Meeting of the “Two-Plus-Two” Dialogue Mechanism, Peruvian Foreign Minister José García Belaunde announced. “It was agreed to evaluate and analyze illicit activities on our shared border, such as illegal exploitation of natural resources, smuggling, and drug trafficking, for the purpose of taking measures,” the foreign minister told the press. He indicated that it was also agreed to carry out combined actions to benefit the shoreline populations of Lake Titicaca, which unites the two nations. The “Two-Plus-Two” Dialogue Mechanism brings together the foreign and defense ministers of the two countries. The first meeting was held in Lima, and the next one will be in La Paz, on a date still to be determined. The meeting of the foreign and defense ministers was held on the eve of a visit by Bolivian President Evo Morales to the Peruvian city of Ilo (on the southern coast), in order to sign bilateral agreements, according to official reports.last_img read more

Pension funds PBZ CO and Erste take over Jadran, Goran Fabris new president of the board

first_imgThe pension funds PBZ CO dd and Erste doo for HRK 199,8 million yesterday officially took over 70,74% of the shares of Crikvenica-based Jadran, which will recapitalize with HRK 200 million and invest a total of HRK 450 million.Yesterday, the General Assembly of the hotel company Jadran dd was held in Crikvenica, at which a new Supervisory Board was elected, and Goran Fabris, who comes from the position of Chief of Operations of Rovinj’s Maistra, was elected the new President of the Management Board. Business diary.”Business plans for the forthcoming period include financing the improvement of accommodation standards in order to ensure quality through conversion, renovation, reconstruction, upgrading of existing capacities and comprehensive infrastructure interventions as well as strengthening employee competencies and management capacity at all levels of the Company’s management. and destinations in collaboration with the local community, “Said Goran Fabris at the press conference.Following CERP’s decision to sell 70,74% of the Company’s shares from its portfolio, PBZ CROATIA OSIGURANJE dd for the management of mandatory pension funds and Erste doo – the company for the management of mandatory and voluntary pension funds were selected as the best bidders.last_img read more

US imposes new Iran sanctions that may spook European banks

first_imgAnalysts said the secondary sanctions may further deter European and other foreign banks from working with Iran, even for permitted humanitarian transactions.”It’s like a punch in the face to the Europeans, who have gone out of their way to indicate to the Americans that they view it as being extremely threatening to humanitarian assistance or humanitarian trade going to Iran,” said Elizabeth Rosenberg of the Center for a New American Security think tank.”They also want … to make it very difficult for any future president to be able to unwind these measures and engage in nuclear diplomacy,” Rosenberg added, alluding to the possibility that Democratic candidate Joe Biden could defeat Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 US election.Biden, who was vice president when the Obama administration negotiated the nuclear accord, has said he would rejoin the deal if Iran first resumed compliance with it.Tensions between Washington and Tehran have soared since Trump unilaterally withdrew in 2018 from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal struck by his predecessor and began re-imposing US sanctions that had been eased under the accord.The sanctions Trump has reinstated target everything from oil sales to shipping and financial activities. While they exempt food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies, many foreign banks are already deterred from doing business with the Islamic Republic – including for humanitarian deals.Washington’s latest move targeted what the Treasury described as 18 major Iranian banks, which were designated under authorities including US Executive Order 13902, which allows the Treasury Department to target entire sectors of the Iranian economy.It named them as Amin Investment Bank, Bank Keshavarzi Iran, Bank Maskan, Bank Refah Kargaran, Bank-e Shahr, Eghtesad Novin Bank, Gharzolhasaneh Resalat Bank, Hekmat Iranian Bank, Iran Zamin Bank, Karafarin Bank, Khavarmianeh Bank, Mehr Iran Credit Union Bank, Pasargad Bank, Saman Bank, Sarmayeh Bank, Tosee Taavon Bank, Tourism Bank and Islamic Regional Cooperation Bank.Topics : The United States on Thursday slapped fresh sanctions on Iran’s financial sector, targeting 18 banks in an effort to further choke off Iranian revenues as Washington ramps up pressure on Tehran weeks ahead of the US election.The move freezes any US assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with them, while extending secondary sanctions to those who do business with them. This means foreign banks risk losing access to the US market and financial system.The Treasury Department said in a statement the prohibitions did not apply to transactions to sell agricultural commodities, food, medicine or medical devices to Iran, saying it understood the need for humanitarian goods. However, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States of targeting Iran’s ability to pay for basic necessities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”US regime wants to blow up our remaining channels to pay for food & medicine,” Zarif said on Twitter. “Conspiring to starve a population is a crime against humanity.”Iranian Central Bank governor Abdolnaser Hemmati dismissed the sanctions as political propaganda and played down their practical impact.”Rather than having any economic effect, the American move is for US domestic propaganda and political purposes, and shows the falsity of the human rights and humanitarian claims of US leaders,” Hemmati said in a statement.last_img read more