Characterizing the glaciological conditions at Halvfarryggen ice dome, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica

first_imgWe present a comprehensive approach (including field data, remote sensing and an anisotropic ice-flow model) to characterize Halvfarryggen ice dome in coastal Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. This is a potential drill site for the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences, which has identified the need for ice cores covering atmospheric conditions during the last few millennia. We derive the surface topography, the ice stratigraphy from radar data, and accumulation rates which vary from 400 to 1670 kg m(-2) a(-1) due to preferred wind directions and changing surface slope. The stratigraphy shows anticlines and synclines beneath the divides. We transfer Dansgaard-Johnsen age-depth scales from the flanks along isochrones to the divide in the upper 20-50% of the ice thickness and show that they compare well with the results of a full-Stokes, anisotropic ice-flow model which predicts (1) 11 ka BP ice at 90% of the ice thickness, (2) a temporally stable divide for at least 2700-4500 years, (3) basal temperatures below the melting point (-12 degrees C to -5 degrees C) and (4) a highly developed crystal orientation fabric (COF). We suggest drilling into the apices of the deep anticlines, providing a good compromise between record length and temporal resolution and also facilitating studies of the interplay of anisotropic COF and ice flow.last_img read more

Where are they now?

first_imgAfter leading the Schenley Spartans to a PIAA state championship in 2007, DeJuan Blair, D.J. Kennedy and DeAndre Kane all made it to the major-college level of competition. One of them has achieved a level to which many aspire from the first time they take their first steps on the hardwood.Blair, the most noted of the three, played two seasons at Pitt from 2007-09 and was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs as the 37th overall selection. He is now in his second season with the franchise where he broke the starting lineup this season and is averaging 7.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the team with the best record in the NBA.But the two other aforementioned players have and are currently putting together fine careers in college basketball.In the 2006-07 school year, Kennedy averaged 17.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game for the Spartans during his senior season. He was ranked as high as the 35th-best small forward in the nation, according to multiple recruit evaluation services. A career that was good enough to give him an opportunity to play at St. John’s University where he is his fourth year with the Red Storm.“It has been great to play at a big school, in big games and in a big city,” Kennedy said. “What we accomplished at Schenley was special. It makes me glad to be able to represent Pittsburgh and all the talent that it has.”D.J. is averaging just over 10 points and 5 rebounds for St. John’s. His father was a player at Fifth Avenue High School in the ‘70s, where they experienced success as well. The elder Kennedy was a letter winner University of Cincinnati from 1978-81.Kane, now a redshirt freshman at Marshall, was the New Pittsburgh Courier Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year after his senior season at Schenley in 2008, when he averaged 33 points and 11 rebounds per contest. His 35 points in the City Championship, that year, helped his Spartans to a third-consecutive title.He then played a year at the Patterson School—a prep program in North Carolina, where he averaged 15.6 points per game. The team went 34-2 that year, garnering a No.1 prep school national ranking in the process. Kane is currently averaging over 15 points and 5 rebounds for Marshall, as their starting shooting guard.“(Winning the State title) with Schenley was the most fun (I’d ever had),” Kane said. “We had lost the year before. After that, we were determined to come back and win it. And that’s exactly what happened. That thought brings back great memories.”Fred Skrocki, affectionately referred to as ‘coach sky’, was the mastermind that was behind the team that produced the three-peat city champion and state title winning Spartans of 2005-08. Kane and Kennedy both stood on the notion that their high school coach was more than just a coach.“He was terrific,” Kane said. “One of the best coaches I’ve ever had in my life. He was more like a  father to all of us, than a coach. What a great man.”“Coach Sky was definitely like a father to us,” Kennedy added. “He always supported us and was behind us in anything we decided to do.”Skrocki, like a proud father, feels the same way about his former players. He’s now the head girls’ basketball coach at West Shamokin High School in Armstrong County. He said that he had such a great time with his Spartans team, that he would “never coach boys’ basketball again.” He also cited that his current players “iconize” DeJuan Blair.“They know all about him,” he said. “They have posters and all that stuff. They absolutely love him.”He went on to describe how proud of his players for, not only their accomplishments on the court, but for continuing their education, stressing it was always a point of emphasis with his players.“D.J. is getting ready to graduate with a degree and that is so special,” Skrocki added. “DeJuan also mentioned to me that he plans on going back to Pitt over the summers to take classes. I couldn’t be more proud of the fact that they understand that getting an education is so important.” by Malik VincentThere are several players who left the confines of the City League—namely Schenley High School, and joined some noted college programs. D.J. KENNEDY (Photo by St. John’s athletic communications) last_img read more

Thurston County STEM Firm Recognized as “Literacy Champion”

first_imgFacebook43Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceA group of engineers, planners, and landscape architects earned the South Sound Reading Foundation’s first Business Partner Literacy Champion Award last month.SCJ Alliance was honored by the Reading Foundation at their Readers are Leaders breakfast. “The award recognizes a business partner that has gone above and beyond to advance children’s literacy in our community,” shared foundation Executive Director Jennifer Williamson Forster. “It was an easy choice for the first award to go to SCJ Alliance.”“Why are a bunch of engineers – known more for the love of math and science than English or the arts – so supportive of the South Sound Reading Foundation?” SCJ Senior Principal Jean Carr said. “Readers are thinkers: imaginative knowledge-seekers and critical problem-solvers.”“We place a high value on reading at SCJ,” Jean continued. “We have a leadership book club at the office, use children’s books in our annual staff retreats, and, of course, read to our own children and grandchildren.”“SCJ has been a long-time supporter of the Reading Foundation’s mission,” noted Reading Foundation Co-president Anne Wilson when presenting the award. She said SCJ has generously sponsored and attended events, provided volunteers, and shared important programming guidance.“It is our honor to support the foundation and its mission of making sure every child has the tools they need to read and succeed,” Jean said.SCJ was founded in Thurston County twelve years ago with a handful of people and has since grown to more than 80 employees in six locations across Washington. The firm has been nationally recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects and as a great place to work.last_img read more

Junior League Honors Members For Service

first_imgBy Anastasia MillickerThe Junior League of Monmouth County held it annual dinner June 12, celebrating achievements and inducting their new president. From left: Patsy Carter and her daughter, the league’s outgoing president, Amy Almasy, and new league President Lauren Porter and her mother, Gail Champlin.The Junior League of Monmouth County (JLMC) held its annual dinner Tuesday at the Rumson Country Club Boat House celebrating the club’s past initiatives and welcoming the new president Lauren Porter.The JLMC also honored members for their service to the league during the dinner.Bennett Coleman, Fair Haven, was honored for 20 years of service and Linda Bricker, Rumson, was honored for 30 years of service. The league also recognized Delly Beekman for her work as Association of Junior League International president from 2010 through 2012.The Outstanding Leaguer Award was given to Megan Pelino, Fair Haven. The award is given to a member who exhibits qualities of leadership and teamwork, has sustained quality service, has made an impact in the organization and made a difference in the community, Porter said.The JLMC is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. All of which, Porter said, she wants to continue and extend to the community using her team “we.”“My goal for next year is to guide our league as we find a cause that we are passionate about, create a project that will make an indelible impact on the community, and champion change of which we can be proud,” Porter said.Porter joined the New York Junior League in 2004 and transferred to the Junior League of Monmouth County in 2008. She has been on the community program committees, publishing committee, and served as fundraising chair and fund development director in her past years as part of the JLMC.“I joined the Junior League because of the power of the organization and the empowerment I felt as a child participating in Junior League community efforts with my mother,” Porter said. “The Junior League is an organization women can join and not only have an incredible impact on their community but on themselves. Our members can use their many existing talents across the board and have not only a safe haven in which to discover new areas of interest, but a priceless wealth of knowledge to draw from in any instance.”This year, the JLMC brought expert Bev Bos to Monmouth County for three different events about the field of early childhood education featuring seminars “How Do Our Children Grow?,” a community forum on early childhood brain development, and “Expanding Our Hori­zons,” and a community concert to celebrate the Month of the Young Child.JLMC also hosted more than 250 local Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts for an afternoon of activities designed to educate the girls on the preparation of healthy snacks and meals and making healthy lifestyle choices.Porter said the goal of the Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen initiative, which is supported by The Associa­tion of Junior Leagues Inter­national, Inc. and its member leagues, is to empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues.Another event the JLMC hosted this year was a forum for mothers and daughters in Middletown led by Miss Virginia USA 2002 Julie Marie Carrier.Carrier also led an assembly, through the JLMC, for Keansburg students in grades 7-12 on the importance of building self-confidence and character, healthy choices and relationships, goal setting and dealing with peer pressure.“It was amazing to see the empowerment of the young women in the room,” Porter said. “The young girls learned how to stand up, step out and learned what it means to be a woman of character and excellence.”The JLMC holds its provisional meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at JLMC headquarters at 55 Center St., Rumson.last_img read more


first_imgCllr Jimmy KavanaghCounty Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh has welcomed correspondence informing him that work is to commence soon on providing accessible bus bays in Letterkenny. The Minister for transport Paschal Donohue informed Kavanagh that work will begin shortly on the accessible bus routes.They will help improve the routes from Letterkenny to Dublin and Letterkenny to Sligo. Cllr. Kavanagh told Donegal Daily, “I am delighted that progress is being made on this issue.“I have been working hard on this for a long time, on behalf of the local branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association and the Donegal Centre for Independent living, and for all people with a physical disability.“Many people with disabilities depend on public transport, and the routes to Dublin and Sligo are particularly important to them from the point of view of access to services, health care facilities and also for social reasons.“It is not acceptable in a county that has no rail service, that accessible coaches are not available. “Their absence makes it very difficult for people with disabilities to make these journeys and those that are brave enough to do so, must stay on a bus for the four hour duration of the journey.“As it is too difficult to make use of the comfort break at half way on the journey, as getting off and back on the bus is such an ordeal.In correspondence to Cllr. Kavanagh, Minister Paschal Donohue said:“Thank you for your correspondence seeking an update on accessible buses on the Letterkenny to Dublin Route.“I have been in touch directly with Bus Éireann on the matter and the company have informed me that they have been allocated funding by the National Transport Authority (NTA) for an accessibility bus bay development at Bus Station which will facilitate an accessible coach service on Letterkenny/Dublin and Letterkenny/Sligo routes. ” It is expected that this work will start before the end of the year.Cllr. Kavanagh concluded by saying, “I will be contacting Bus Eireann in the near future for a further update on the commencement of the work to the bus bays in Letterkenny and I would like to thank them, and the Minister for their help with this issue.COUNCILLOR WELCOMES PROGRESS ON ACCESSIBLE BUS SERVICES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsPoliticslast_img read more

Local Roundup: Corsairs men top Eagles in home finale

first_imgEurekA >> Forward Vari Bonney scored a game-high 23 points and Will Ingersoll added 19 as the Corsairs won their home finale, 72-61, over Siskiyous College at Coach Tregs Court on Saturday.Tule O’Rourke added 14 points and Logan Thrap and Brandon Colegrove chipped in with eight points each as College of the Redwoods ran its record to 8-13 overall and 2-4 in the Golden Valley Conference.Women’s College BasketballSiskiyous 102, CR 43 >> The College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team fell …last_img read more

A’s hope ‘change of scenery’ can spark slumping Khris Davis

first_imgOAKLAND — Khris Davis hasn’t batted sixth in the A’s order since the 2016 season. But that’s where he’s hitting Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners as manager Bob Melvin hopes a different spot in the lineup can spark the A’s slumping designated hitter.With the A’s looking for their fifth straight win, Melvin has Davis hitting sixth in the order Wednesday, right behind Ramón Laureano, in the second of a two-game series against the Mariners at the Coliseum.Mark Canha will hit fourth …last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Loftus Versfeld Stadium 2

first_imgLocation: Pretoria (City of Tshwane Municipality), Gauteng provinceCapacity: 49 365 seatsMatches: Serbia vs Ghana (13 June), South Africa vs Uruguay (16 June), Cameroon vs Denmark (19 June), USA vs Algeria (23 June), Chile vs Spain (25 June), Round of 16 (29 June)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image Photo: Graeme Williams,• Download high-resolution jpeg image • Download high-resolution tiff image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Brand South Africa to connect with expats Down Under

first_imgBrand South Africa is returning to Australia for the third time to meet with expatriates. This time, it will try to get those South Africans to get involved with initiatives back home.Globals South Africans (GSAs) living in Australia will have a chance to voice their concerns about their home nation when Brand South Africa hosts the GSA event Down Under. (Image: Nicki Mannix, via Flickr)Brand South Africa ReporterBrand South Africa are returning to Australia this month to meet and network with South Africans currently living Down Under.Two dinner gatherings, the first taking place tonight, 7 March, in Sydney and the second in Melbourne on 9 March, will look to incite pride and patriotism in the expatriates.The events are part of the Brand South Africa’s Global South Africans (GSA) initiative, which reaches out to expatriates living and working abroad. Through GSA, the organisation keeps South Africans updated on developments in the country and involve them directly in efforts to promote and market the nation brand.According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia is home to an estimated 150 000 South African immigrants. Many families have been living there since the 1970’s. However, they still maintain active contact through investments, family and friends.They are also unquestionably proud of their roots, as a delegation led by the late Minister Collins Chabane, discovered in the first GSA visit to Australia in November 2014. They found that the South Africans still felt strongly about the country and were still willing to give back.In the last visit to Australia in March 2015, Brand South Africa tried to understand the expats’ needs and perceptions, and identify ways the organisation can work directly with them.For this year’s visit, Brand South Africa will be responding to some of the issues raised in 2015. The organisation will also:Provide updated information and feedback on the performance of the nation brand domestically and internationally.Share information on the GSA programme in other countries such as the US, UK, Africa and the Middle East.Make GSAs aware of Brand South Africa’s long-term partners – such as Gift of the Givers, Partners for Possibility and the Nelson Mandela Foundation – and try to get them involved. This will also involve starting student exchange programmes between learning institutions in both countries.For more information, follow #SADownUnder on Twitter.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Australian Sports Commission newsletter

first_imgOur Sporting FutureAustralia’s leading sports forum will be held on 29-30 July 2010.WIN $500 worth of HART Sport gear for your club or school!Do you know a volunteer in your local sporting community? Coaches and officials can now apply for $1.6 million in grantsLocal Sporting Champions grants support junior sport. New tool to build better sports clubsClub Health Check helps clubs plan for the future. Helping more golfers with disability to tee offGreater opportunities for people with disability to play golf. Winners announced in music video competitionCompetition encourages kids to turn to sport and play for life. Winners announced in music video competition2009 Media Awards recognise excellence in sports journalism. 5 Star Community Coach Awards for 2009Recognising outstanding achievement in coaching. Super Site Awards for 2009Recognising outstanding delivery of the AASC program. Get On Board!Encouraging young people to ‘Get On Board!’ this holidays. Ten tips to promote inclusion in your sporting club Embracing sports inclusion for all cultures. Free resourcesNew volunteers resources Local Sporting Champions grants New videos for coaches and officials Sports Ability Gala Day resources Recipes from AIS Survivallast_img read more