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Present weather-sensor tests for measuring drifting snow

first_imgIn Antarctica, blowing snow accounts for a major component of the surface mass balance near the coast. Measurements of precipitation and blowing snow are scarce, therefore collecting data would allow testing numerical models on mass flux over that region. A present weather station (PWS) Biral VPF730 has been set up at the coast in Cap Prud’homme station, 5km away from Dumont D’Urville (DDU), firstly to quantify precipitation. As we could expect determination of blowing snow fluxes from the PWS data, we first choose to test such a device on our experimental site, the Lac Blanc Pass. An empirical calibration was done with a SPC (Snow Particle Counter). Even if the physics of phenomenon was not well capture, the fluxes outputs are better than those from the FlowCapt. The first data from Antarctica were re-analyzed. The new calibration seems to be accurate for estimating the high blowing snow flux with an interrogation for the precipitation effects.last_img read more

INDOT looks to reopen four bypass ramps around South Bend on Friday

first_img WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – May 5, 2020 0 456 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Previous articleSt. Vincent de Paul and Goodwill work together to provide food in St. Joseph CountyNext articleINDOT warning it will remove campaign signs in highway rights-of-way Tommie Lee Pinterest Facebook INDOT looks to reopen four bypass ramps around South Bend on Friday Facebook Google+ Google+ Pinterest (INDOT) Some big changes are coming to the bypass around South Bend.Starting Friday, May 8, you’ll see ramp changes and lane closures at the US 31-US 20 interchange, and on Eastbound 20. Right now the eastbound outside lane is closed from the interchange to Clover Road, and it will reopen in order to close the inside lane and begin the work.The loops from U.S. 20 eastbound to Business 31 northbound and from Business 31 northbound to U.S. 20 westbound and the ramps from U.S. 20 eastbound to Ironwood Dr and from Ironwood Dr to U.S. 20 eastbound will all reopen.The westbound U.S. 20 loop to southbound U.S. 31 and the southbound U.S. 31 to eastbound U.S. 20 loop will close for concrete patching. Drivers should seek an alternate route. The official detour will utilize State Road 23.This portion of the project is expected to be completed by the end of May, 2020. All work is weather dependent.INDOT encourages drivers to allow extra time when driving through this area. Drivers should slow down, exercise caution and drive distraction-free through all work zones. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

EAT hires new chief executive

first_imgEAT has appointed Adrian Johnson, Costa Retail’s former managing director, as its new chief executive. As reported in British Baker’s sister title M&C Report, Johnson, who has worked at Costa’s parent company Whitbread for 22 years, is expected to join the sandwich retailer on 1 June.  It comes as EAT’s co-founder Niall MacArthur said he will step back from the day-to-day running of the business, but will remain on the board in a non-executive capacity.Johnson said: “EAT is a fantastic brand and I am hugely excited about this opportunity and, through my experience at Costa, look forward to growing the business and in facilitating the founders’ vision. I have thoroughly enjoyed my many years working with Whitbread, but now is the time for me to move on and I am delighted to be joining the team at EAT.”Additionally, Tony Solomons, previously a member of Waitrose’s management board and the supermarket business’ retail director between 2007 and 2012, will join EAT as a senior independent non-executive director.MacArthur said: “I am extremely pleased that we have secured Adrian as the new chief executive alongside Tony as a non-executive. With their exemplary track records of delivering sustained growth and implementing ambitious expansion programmes, we have added two outstanding talents to the board. These appointments are a tremendous coup for the business and I am looking forward to working with both Adrian and Tony. We have an exciting period ahead as we continue with our next phase of growth and development.”The two new appointments come at a time when EAT, the Lyceum Capital-backed firm, has set out plans to double the group’s current 116-strong estate over the next four years, creating 1,500 new jobs.last_img read more

Paul UK to open third bakery outside London

first_imgPaul UK, the French artisan bakery, will open its 34th shop in Birmingham on 24 September. On the same day, the Grand Central shopping centre opens, which will house the new Paul site. The 20-cover bakery will be the group’s third site outside London following the Oxford and Newbury openings since last December.The bakery will offer Paul’s signature range of freshly baked bread, pâtisserie, viennoiserie, gourmet salads and sandwiches. Freshly-brewed coffee and a range of hot seasonal products including soups, croques and pizzas will also be available to buy in the shop or to take-away.Jean-Michel Orieux, chief executive, said: “This is a very exciting time for Paul and we hope that our arrival in Birmingham will be a great addition not only to the newly launched retail hub but to the vibrant tourist market and its bustling economy.“Birmingham has a wonderful balance of cultural heritage and a well established local community, and we hope that the people of the area will enjoy our exclusive range of traditional, hand-crafted bakery and fine pâtisserie products.”last_img read more

One or two drinks per day may boost risk of certain cancers

first_imgLight to moderate drinking of alcohol—considered up to one alcoholic drink a day for women (about 4 ounces of wine) and up to two drinks (about two 12-ounce beers) per day for men—is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in women and other alcohol-related cancers, according to a new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers. Male smokers who were light to moderate drinkers also were found to have an increased cancer risk for alcohol-related cancers, which include colorectal, oral, liver, pharynx, larynx, and esophageal cancer.The study was published August 18, 2015 in the BMJ.“Our study reinforces the dietary guidelines that it is important not to go beyond one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men,” lead author Yin Cao, research fellow in the Department of Nutrition, said in a August 18, 2015 interview on alcohol consumption has been linked with increased risk of certain cancers, but less has been known about the impact of light or moderate drinking on cancer risk. Other studies have shown health benefits of moderate drinking, including reducing heart disease and type 2 diabetes risk. Read Full Storylast_img read more

If/Then’s James Snyder & More Preview the Musical Tour on Broadway Balances America

first_img Broadway Balances America James Snyder says it best: “If/Then is about embracing wherever you’re at now and appreciating those choices behind you, but realizing that, in this moment, you have a choice to be your best self and your most authentic self and to take that forward.” Broadway Balances America, the special six-part series airing on Lifetime Television, returned on October 20 with a preview of the national tour of If/Then, featuring the show’s original Broadway stars, including Snyder, LaChanze and Anthony Rapp. Correspondent Amber Milt also speaks with the show creators Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. Click play! View Commentslast_img

Gear Up Gear Giveaway!

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Outdoor Updates: Robert Downey Jr. has a plan to clean up the planet

first_imgRobert Downey Jr. has a plan to clean up the planet Robert Downey Jr. is launching a new venture named the Footprint Coalition, which will launch in April 2020. The company plans to use robotics and artificial intelligence to clean up the planet. He announced his plans during his keynote at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference. Downey said that, “between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years.” Though the actor did not go into detail about what his planet-cleaning plan entails, he has since launched a website where those interested in receiving updates can provide an email address. The US Forest Service warns that 1 billion acres are at risk for catastrophic wildfires Massive swarm of ladybugs shows up on the National Weather Services’ radar The chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Vicki Christiansen, is warning the public that a billion acres of public and private land across the country are at risk for catastrophic wildfires like the Camp Fire that struck Paradise, California last November. Christiansen said that a mix of wildfire suppression, rampant housing development in at-risk areas and climate change have all contributed to the risk. She also told NPR that “fire season is not an appropriate term anymore,” because the risk of fire is now year-round. center_img The forest service estimates that they may spend $2.5 billion fighting fires in 2019. The agency’s current budget for wildfire fighting is $1.7 billion. The National Weather Service picked up a massive blob on their radar that turned out to be a gigantic swarm of ladybugs over Southern California. The cloud of bugs stretched 80 square miles as it flew over San Diego last Tuesday. The ladybug swarm flew between 5,000 and 9,000 feet in the air on its way to Mexico. It is estimated that millions or even trillions of ladybugs were involved in the massive migration. Although scientists are not sure exactly which species of ladybugs made up the cloud of insects they hypothesize that it is likely the “convergent ladybird,” scientific name Hippodamia convergens. Scientists also point out that the bug swarm is good news for gardeners and farmers as the ladybug eats aphids and other pests that damage plants.last_img read more

June 2020: The Southern Paddling Guide

first_imgVisit Mountaineer County Read or download the June issue for FREE HERE! Trail MixMindful Music: Two new thought-provoking folk albums. Departments Quick HitsVersus Kayaks made in the Blue Ridge – Introducing the Carolina Climbers Conservation Corp – Responsibly recreating during the pandemic.  On the Cover: A paddler, Adam, after a run on the Goshen Pass on the Maury River outside of Lexington, VA. Special Sections River SnorkelingA primer for an easy, accessible way for families to get on the water.   Southern Paddling GuideCool down in the waters of the Blue Ridge. We’ve rounded up some of the region’s best boating spots—from raging rivers to flatwater lakes.  Adventures in IsolationAs the pandemic persists, area athletes and adventurers are finding creative ways to get outside.center_img The past few months have been up and down, but the birds have remained constant. Talking to the Birds  UnderdogsRed wolves make another comeback. Features Contest Paddling the Southeast PerspectiveRefuge of Lowered Expectations: New appreciation for adventures near home. The GoodsPaddling gear for waters both big and calm.  Cover photo by Jess Daddiolast_img read more

Notices: The Florida Bar; JNCs

first_img June 1, 2002 Regular News Notices: The Florida Bar; JNCs Applicants sought for Board of Bar Examiners Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.The Board of Governors will be selecting nine nominees for three lawyer vacancies and six nominees for two nonlawyer vacancies at its August 16 meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the five-year terms which are scheduled to commence November 1.Florida Supreme Court rules specify that attorney members of the board must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Also, law professors or law school trustees are ineligible.Bar examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members work 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.Persons interested in applying for the vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site at, or should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, July 12. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. A screening committee of the Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews. Technology Task Force seeks comments The E-Commerce Subcommittee of the Florida Bar Technology Task Force is requesting comments from lawyers or law firms that have developed digital signatures and/or online transactions in their practice.The Task Force, chaired by Board of Governors member David Welch, is gathering information about e-commerce issues related to the legal profession for later dissemination to members of the Bar.Any comments should be faxed to David Welch at 954/943-2020, e-mailed to [email protected], or mailed to him at Welch, Finkel & Schuyler, 2401 E. Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 400, Pompano Beach 33062. Applicants sought for workers comp JNC vacancy The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its August 16 meeting: Statewide Nominating Commission for Compensation Claims Judges: One attorney from the territorial jurisdiction of the Fifth DCA (which encompasses the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and 18th circuits) to serve an interim vacancy commencing immediately and expiring July 1, 2003. All applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission, pursuant to F.S. §440.45(2)(b). Commissioners are also not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their term. Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.Persons interested in applying for the JNC vacancy should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications also may be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, July 12. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. Applicants sought for jury instruction committee The Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases will have two vacancies at the end of 2002.Any lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida and any member of the Florida judiciary may apply for appointment.An application form can be obtained from Gerry Rose, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300; telephone: (850) 561-5706; fax: (850) 561-5817; e-mail: [email protected] Applications are to be submitted by July 8 to Judge Chris Altenbernd, Second District Court of Appeal, 801 Twiggs St. #600, Tampa 33602-3554. YLD seeks to fill 11th Circuit seat The Young Lawyers Division is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on its Board of Governors representing the 11th Circuit, created by the election of Mark Romance to the office of president-elect designate.The term of office will run for one year beginning June 21. Anyone wishing to fill out the remaining year of this term should send a letter of intent, along with pertinent background information, to Austin Newberry, YLD administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300.To be considered, letters must be received no later than 5 p.m. June 12. Applicants sought for Brevard judgeship The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now seeking applicants to fill a seat on the Brevard County bench being vacated by Judge Peter Haddad.Applicants must have been a member of the Bar in good standing for the preceding five years, registered voters and reside in territorial jurisdiction of the court.Applications may be obtained from the JNC’s Web site at An original and nine copies of the completed application and attachments must be delivered to: Andrew A. Graham, JNC chair, 10 Suntree Place Melbourne 32940, telephone (321) 253-3405 or Sidney L. Vihlen III, JNC vice chair, 1173 Spring Centre South Boulevard, Suite C, Altamonte Springs 32714, telephone (407) 786-2200, no later than 5 p.m. June 7. Lesperance petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Robert Alexander Lesperance has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Lesperance was suspended for failing to adequately communicate with clients and for failing to provide diligent representation, for practicing law and representing himself to be in good standing when, in fact, he was dues and CLER delinquent, and for engaging in the practice of law while impaired due to substance abuse.Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Lesperance’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law may contact William Mulligan, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Cox petitions for Florida Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Karen Schmid Cox has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Cox was suspended from the practice of law for one year by a Supreme Court order dated May 17, 2001. Subsequently, on January 31, she was suspended for 30 days to run concurrently with the one-year suspension. Cox was suspended for violating the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar relating to prosecutorial misconduct.Anyone wishing to comment on Cox’s petition is requested to contact Debra J. Davis, assistant staff counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite C-49, Tampa 33607.last_img read more