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The Response of Ice Sheets to Climate Variability

first_imgWest Antarctic Ice Sheet loss is a significant contributor to sea level rise. While the ice loss is thought to be triggered by fluctuations in oceanic heat at the ice shelf bases, ice sheet response to ocean variability remains poorly understood. Using a synchronously coupled ice-ocean model permitting grounding line migration, this study evaluates the response of an ice sheet to periodic variations in ocean forcing. Resulting oscillations in grounded ice volume amplitude is shown to grow as a nonlinear function of ocean forcing period. This implies that slower oscillations in climatic forcing are disproportionately important to ice sheets. The ice shelf residence time offers a critical time scale, above which the ice response amplitude is a linear function of ocean forcing period and below which it is quadratic. These results highlight the sensitivity of West Antarctic ice streams to perturbations in heat fluxes occurring at decadal time scales.last_img read more

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, test positive for the coronavirus

first_img Google+ Twitter President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, test positive for the coronavirus Google+ Facebook (“Trump, Pentagon leaders honor 9/11 victims” by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CC BY 2.0) President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive test comes a month until the election and comes just hours after the white house announced that Senior Aide Hope Hicks had come down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.The president announced the news, himself, in a Twitter message shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2.“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” the president tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.” He added: “We will get through this TOGETHER!”A White House source told Fox News shortly after the president’s tweet that he and the first lady are “fine” and are in the quarantine process at the White House. WhatsApp Previous articleAlzheimer’s Association holding Virtual Resource Fair this monthNext articleStars of the Sixties rescheduled at The Lerner Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. By Jon Zimney – October 2, 2020 0 756 Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Pinterest WhatsApp Melania Trump also tweeted, “As too many Americans have done this year, @POTUS & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from the virus.The impact on the president’s election campaign wasn’t fully known, as of early Friday morning. Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

Let Us Eat With Lettuce: Join Us VIP-Style In Portland, ME!

first_imgOn September 15th, funk masters Lettuce will host a very special show in Portland, ME to benefit Full Plates Full Potential, an organization whose mission is to eliminate child hunger in Maine. Featuring special guest Chali 2na with support by Percy Hill and Armies, as well as an elaborate gourmet food lineup, the night will certainly be one to remember. Get more info on the event and ticket options here.We’re giving away a pair of SUPER VIP tickets to this unique event, plus a one-night hotel stay! One lucky winner will receive:-(2) VIP Tickets to Lettuce @ Main State Pier 9/15-(1) Night Hotel Stay for Two-Gourmet Food Experience-Pre-show Meet & Greet-(2) Late Night Show TicketsEnter below, then follow the instructions for sharing to increase your chances of winning. Winner will be chosen on 9/4. Good luck!last_img read more

Turkuaz Shares In-Studio Live Performance Of “Make You Famous” Off ‘Life In The City’

first_imgTurkuaz ‘Life In The City Tour’ Dates:October 4 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater*October 5 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*October 6 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den*October 11 Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds*October 12 Mount Vernon, KY @ The Moonshiner’s BallOctober 14 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger*October 17 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street*October 18 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall*October 19 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre^October 24 Greenville, SC @ The Firmament*October 25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*October 26 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater*October 28 Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee HulaweenOctober 31 Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station~November 1 Greenville, NC @ State Theatre~November 2 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore~November 3 Washington DC @ Anthem~November 8 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater%November 9 Columbus, OH @ The Funk’n Beer FestNovember 10 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue#November 11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation#November 14 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting RoomNovember 15 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon#November 16 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café+November 17 Chicago, IL @ Park WestDecember 28 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues **December 29 Rochester, NY @ Anthology**December 31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**January 15 Miami, FL @ Jam CruiseJanuary 23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic LoungeJanuary 24 Dallas, TX @ Deep EllumJanuary 25 Austin, TX @ Antone’sJanuary 26 Houston, TX @ Last Concert CafeJanuary 29 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^^January 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^^January 31 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up ^^February 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^^February 2 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^^February 5 Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory $$February 6 Bend, OR @ Domino Room $$February 7 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall $$February 8 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $$February 9 Seattle, WA @ Neumos $$February 10 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo $$February 12 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge ++February 13 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto ++February 15 Frisco, CO @ 10 Mile Music Hall ++February 16 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ++* with Butcher Brown^ with Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles~ with Lettuce% with Dynamo# with Andy Frasco & The UN+ with Rubblebucket** with Too Many Zooz^^ with Paris Monster$$ with Object Heavy++ Eminence EnsembleView All Tour Dates[H/T Earmilk] Last month, Brooklyn-based nine-piece Turkuaz released their new album, Life In The City. Following-up 2015’s Digitonium, the nine-track collection marks Turkuaz’s fifth studio album to date. Merging together the worlds of funk, alternative, rock, R&B, and psychedelia and punctuated by deft musicality and show-stopping singalongs, Turkuaz’s latest studio effort is a funkified adventure. The rainbow clad funk-outfit had the fortune of working with the Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison, who produced the track “If I Ever Fall Asleep.”Turkuaz has unveiled a video of a live in-studio performance of Life In The City’s “Make You Famous”, the album’s third track. The new video was filmed at Turkuaz’s own, Dave Brandwein’s Galaxy Smith Studios in Brooklyn, NY.Earmilk premiered the new in-studio footage. As the band shared with them,It plays on the topsy-turvy world of touring and making music for a living. There are some references to the ups and downs of the road, the “hurry up and wait” lifestyle, and some of the well-known pitfalls of the industry. It’s meant to display a lot of the chaos we can feel day to day, and I think the music does a good job of simulating that feeling for the listener. The lyrics remain playful but like with a lot of the record, they explore the negative as well as the positive. Overall though, it’s a fun track, both on the record and the in-studio live version we did.Watch the official video for “Make You Famous” below:Turkuaz – “Make You Famous”[Video: Turkuaz]Turkuaz recently announced 19 newly added early-2019 dates to their already extensive Life In The City Tour. The new shows will bring the colorful funk powerhouse through the Southwest and West Coast.Turkuaz will be joined by Paris Monster, Object Heavy, and Eminence Ensemble for these newly announced dates. Starting off the winter leg in Fayetteville, AR, January 23rd, the band will then head through the Lone Star state for a three-night run, with stops in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, January 24th through 26th. The band then makes two Arizona stops, January 29th and 30th, before heading up the West Coast, with stops in Solana Beach, CA; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Ashland, OR; Bend, OR; Portland; and Seattle. Turkuaz will wrap up the winter leg of their Life In The City Tour, with stops in Bellingham, WA; Missoula, MT; Bozeman, MT; Frisco, CO; and a tour-closing show at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on February 16th.Comprised of Dave Brandwein (guitar, vocals), Taylor Shell (bass), Craig Brodhead (guitar, keys), Michelangelo Carubba (drums), Chris Brouwers (trumpet, keys), Greg Sanderson (tenor sax), Josh Schwartz (baritone sax, vocals), Sammi Garett (vocals), and Shira Elias (vocals), Turkuaz is riding the high of a huge summer, which included a sold-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre opening for Greensky Bluegrass in addition to high-profile festival gigs nationwide. The nine-piece’s upcoming months will also feature a special performance at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on October 19th before the band closes out 2018 with a New Year’s Eve show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.For all ticketing details head here.last_img read more

Faculty honored in 2020 Great Immigrants, Great Americans list

first_imgThe Carnegie Corporation of New York released its annual list of Great Immigrants, Great Americans this week, honoring 38 naturalized citizens who enrich and strengthen the United States through their lives, their work, and their examples. Two of those honored are Harvard faculty members Sven Beckert and Raj Chetty.Beckert, who was born in Germany, is the Laird Bell Professor of History,  cochair of the Program on the Study of Capitalism at Harvard, and cochair of the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History. He teaches the history of the United States in the 19th century, with an emphasis on capitalism.In 2007 and 2011, Beckert collaborated with a group of undergraduate students to examine the historical connections between Harvard University and the institution of slavery, including how Harvard benefited from endowments connected to the slave economy while also working to stifle debates about slavery and abolition. The resulting publication, Harvard and Slavery: Seeking a Forgotten History, propelled other efforts to examine and address the legacy of slavery at the university. As Beckert wrote in his introduction to the project, “We want to inspire others to dig deeper into this history, but even more so we want to encourage a broader debate on what this history means for us today.… It is the community as a whole that needs to decide what needs to be done.”Chetty was born in India and moved to America with his family when he was 9 years old. He went on to earn his Ph.D. from Harvard at 23, joining the faculties at UC Berkeley and then Stanford University before going on to become one of the youngest professors to be granted tenure in Harvard’s history. In addition to his position as the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard, Chetty directs Opportunity Insights, a research lab that aims to identify barriers to economic and social mobility and develop scalable policy solutions to overcome them. Most recently, Chetty helped launch a resource to monitor the real-time economic impact of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States. This tool enables policymakers to make evidence-based decisions that balance vital public health priorities with the economic needs of their communities. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Alaska credit unions not high on marijuana business

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Michael MuckianAlaska may be among the latest states to legalize marijuana, but a long wait time before pot sales become legal in the state will give credit unions the opportunity to decide whether they want to play a role in serving the industry. Early reports indicate that many are not keen on the idea.On Nov. 4, 2014, Alaskans voted in favor of AS17.38, also known as Proposition 2, which enabled state authorities to tax and regulate the production, use and sale of marijuana. Initial oversight was given to the Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board, which was allowed nine months after the law’s effective date of Feb. 24, 2015, to develop regulations governing marijuana-related entities and other aspects of the newly formed industry. continue reading »last_img read more

‘The Martian’ Blasts Off In The Name Of Science

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Moviegoers this week touched down on Mars, got swept up in the planet’s fierce storms, and awoke impaled and stranded on the desolate and yet stunning landscape of reddish dust. Earthling audiences were fine, of course—comfortably munching on popcorn and snacks and guzzling down sodas—while Mark Watney (Matt Damon) suffered starvation, dehydration, and the wrath of space in Director Ridley Scott’s The Martian.“Fuck you, Mars” the main character summed up perfectly. Four years until Earth can rescue Watney, the main character concluded that he needed to grow food and water on a planet where nothing grows, establish contact with Earth, and ultimately, “science the shit out of this.”And he did.Not only was Mark Watney sarcastic, he was also a botanist, mechanical engineer, and astronaut and put any accomplishments in our own lives to shame. Add Mars-grown potatoes using his own waste for fertilizer, burning hydrazine to produce water, and recovering abandoned NASA tech from 1997 to relay messages to Earth, all after being impaled by an antenna.Again, Watney said it best: “In your face, Neil Armstrong!”But that’s only half the battle. The story jumped 140 million miles to Earth, where NASA and scientists worldwide—most notably China (see, America? They’re not so bad)—struggled through years of logistics, company procedurals, protocols, and red tape in order to rescue Watney. Except for one 25-minute scene solely grounded on Earth toward the end of the film, the details of the rescue operation do not anchor the story down. All the brainpower of Earth’s inhabitants working together to save one man was remarkable and resonated on a deeper, unifying level.There’s also Watney’s crew—led by guilt-stricken Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain)—who believed Watney was dead, but for the most part, the attention orbited around the Martian himself.Matt Damon’s performance was out of this world, literally. Despite the powerful realization that his character mostly talked to himself for four years, Damon surprised with a rather optimistic perspective supported by deadpan wit. Damon fueled this galactic voyage. When he cried, you cried. When the watching world cheered, you cheered. You really felt for Mark Watney right up to the creative, visually stunning, and science-riffic climax. Indeed, the real hero of this film was science.Yes, science—the sinister subject who conspired with math to traumatize our academic years. Who knew it could save lives? Continuing the trend carried by 2013’s Gravity and 2014’s Interstellar, a cast, by the way, that included Damon and Chastain, there was a scientific basis for the film, but The Martian, based on the popular novel of the same name, also painstakingly simplified explanations for us mere mortals—staplers representing spaceships and NASA Director Teddy Sanders (Jeff Daniels) reluctantly pretending to be Earth in demonstrations. There’s a charm to these explanations, but some viewers—or maybe just me—just need to nod, pretend to understand, and go with it.The film also emphasized and validated Mars’ real-life eventual in-habitability through Watney’s scientific feats (growing potatoes, making water, etc.). As cool as living on Mars appeared, problems still arose—hurricane-like winds, explosions, and an airlock breach. Humanity still has a long way go but provided the exact circumstances as Mark Watney, the possibility exists. And no one appears more excited than NASA, which reportedly “loved the adaptation of the screenplay,” according to Ridley Scott.“They thought it was fun and mostly accurate,” Scott said, according to Yahoo News. “When I showed them the film, 40 guys saw it in Washington from NASA, and one muttered, ‘Maybe this will help us with reprogramming and the refinancing [of the U.S. space program].’ I mean, he was partly joking, but that was very nice.” The movie’s debut comes less than a week after NASA announced that water flows on Mars. So, maybe it’s time to start buying some real estate on the Red Planet.In the meantime, until we do colonize Mars, humanity can take one small step forward to the movie theater this weekend to rescue Matt Damon and see The Martian.last_img read more

Guthrie expert explains CDC Report on COVID-19 death numbers

first_imgDr. Michael Scalzone, Chief Quality Officer for Guthrie says the report looks into what conditions are listed on the death certificates of individuals who were listed as having died from COVID-19. It found that 94 percent of individuals who died from COVID-19 had other underlying conditions at the time of their death. Dr. Scalzone says research shows that 80-85 percent of individuals who have severe COVID-19 symptoms also have underlying conditions. Dr. Scalzone says the report emphasizes the need for everyone to protect those individuals who suffer from underlying conditions. SAYRE (WBNG) — One expert from the Guthrie Health System says the key takeaway from a new CDC Report on coronavirus deaths is the report drives home the point that individuals with underlying conditions are more at risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, and even death. “I would say that this report confirms a few things we know. It confirms that having underlying health conditions does increase the risk when you’re infected with the coronavirus, and it reminds us that practicing social distancing and wearing a mask, especially if you’re going to be around people who are more vulnerable, remains very important,” he said.center_img He says the report should not be interpreted as saying that those 94 percent of individuals did not die from COVID-19 or the death count has decreased, nor that we should stop taking proper precautions. “What it’s describing is the conditions that existed at the time of death in those individuals who were infected,” he said. “When you look at the data closely about 40 percent either have the primary cause of death as pneumonia or respiratory failure, directly caused by COVID-19.” last_img read more

Redmi Note 9 Variant Tipped to Come With High Display Refresh Rate

first_imgIs OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Shayak Majumder Shayak Majumder is Chief Sub Editor at Gadgets 360. A journalist since 2013, he has worked both on the field as well as behind the desk in several organisations including Indian Express Online and MSN. As a reporter, he covered a wide range of verticals, from politics to the development sector. While at Indian Express, he regularly reviewed video games, gaming hardware and the growth of MMORPG in India. He is also a passionate musician and a former trainer, currently working on his upcoming EP. …More Earlier, Digital Chat Station posted a photo of the LCD screen of one of the new handsets in Redmi Note 9 series. However, the hole-punch cutout could be seen in the centre of the screen. So, it can be speculated that the leaked model could be another variant in the Redmi Note 9 series.An earlier report suggested that the Redmi Note 9 series will get three new smartphones. One of the three models may sport Samsung’s recently launched ISOCELL HM2 sensor that comes with 0.7 micrometre pixel size and a 108-megapixel sensor. This would mark the first time that Redmi launches a smartphone with 108-megapixel camera. Xiaomi had earlier released phones with 108-megapixel snappers under the Mi branding.Xiaomi is also reportedly planning to launch a new Poco smartphone in the first half of December. Rumour mills suggest that it could be a rebranded Redmi Note 10.- Advertisement – Redmi Note 9 series has been subject to several tips and leaks in the recent weeks. Now, a tipster claimed on Chinese microblogging site Weibo that the base variant of a new Redmi Note 9 series model may come with a hole-punch cutout on the top left corner of the screen, along with a high refresh rate. It was recently reported that the Redmi Note 9 series could be getting three new phones with one of them possibly sporting a 108-megapixel primary snapper, a first for the Xiaomi sub-brand.Known tipster Digital Chat Station posted on Weibo that the lower positioned new Redmi Note 9 model in the series could feature a hole-punch cutout on the top left corner of the display to house the selfie camera. The post noted that the cutout appears to be slightly larger than usual, with a diameter of around 3.9mm. The tipster also claimed that the display comes with a high refresh rate.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Launched portal for the promotion of active tourism in Croatia – Active in Croatia

first_imgA new internet portal called Active in Croatia started working today.The portal was launched with the aim of presenting active tourism in Croatia, and its mission is to present in detail the largest and best domestic sporting events. This is a response to current tourist trends that show that global travelers are increasingly choosing destinations that, in addition to natural beauty, also offer active leisure.”Croatia is a beautiful country that has a lot to offer, but we have long known that our tourism can not live from three summer months. Hundreds of recreational sports competitions are held in Croatia, huge money is invested in the development of infrastructure, especially in the construction of bicycle paths. Our country offers beautiful nature in the interior, offers mountains, forests and lakes, and all this can be a reason for the arrival of tourists and their active vacation. We are here to bring them closer to everything Croatia in terms of active tourism can offer its guests.”Said the founder and editor of the Active in Croatia portal Zvonimir Mikašek. In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”It should be noted that the entire content of the portal is available in English.last_img read more