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A numlerical model of blowing snow around an Antarctic building

first_imgThe accumulation of drifting snow around buildings in regions of severe climate has important implications on their design and location. This paper studies one such building, at a station run by the British Antarctic Survey and located on the Brunt Ice Shelf at the edge of the Antarctic continent. Four previous stations have bccn built in the area, the buildings of which werc designed to becomc covercd in snow and all have been crushed within a few years. The current station, Halley V, consists of three buildings which are all raised from the ice shelf by means oflegs. They were designed in such a way that the action of the wind blowing underneath the buildings would keep them clear of snow. This paper describes a model which predicts the shape and position of drift formation, and then compares the results with those observed at Halley. This modd is a first attempt to address the problem and as such the paper can be considered to be a progress report; improvements arc currently being made as part of continuing research. It is found that there is some qualitative agreement and possible reasons for a few quantitative discrepancies are discussed. Both the model and the true data show clearly that the new design is very effective in prolonging the useful life of the buildingslast_img read more

Politicians are failing nation over housing crisis, say 60% of Brits

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Politicians are failing nation over housing crisis, say 60% of Brits previous nextLand & New HomesPoliticians are failing nation over housing crisis, say 60% of BritsDespite the government’s best effort to tackle housing, Ipsos Mori survey discovers three quarters of British think we’re in the middle of a housing crisis.Nigel Lewis14th August 20190563 Views Sixty percent of British people believe politicians still aren’t doing enough about solving the housing market’s problems and thee quarters of us believe we’re in the middle of a severe housing crisis, a new poll has revealed.It also shows that housing worries are on a par with concerns with the economic impact of Brexit, something the government’s new housing ministers Esther McVey and Robert Jenrick (pictured, above) will be mulling over.Conduced by Ipsos Mori, it also found that nearly 70% of renters think the challenges of being a tenant within the private rental market are discussed too little in public.The survey also asked respondents to reveal how they felt about their ability to pay their rent or mortgage, with nearly half of renters struggling as are a third of home owners.Housing crisisOur modern day housing problems are also stressing those surveyed; half were worried about how and where they live, over a third are planning to leave their local area to find somewhere more affordable and 60% of those living with their parents believes they’re stuck there.The survey also reveals that ‘NIMBY’ attitudes to building properties are waning as demand for property continues to outstrip supply; the number of people who now support home building in their local area has risen from 40% to 52% while those who oppose new homes in their back yard has decreased from 28% to 22%.Read the report in full.Robert Jenrick Ipsos MORI housing crisis Esther McVey August 14, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

SECNAV Strengthens Ties with Colombia

first_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Pays Back to overview,Home naval-today SECNAV Strengthens Ties with Colombia View post tag: Naval View post tag: Visit View post tag: Colombia SECNAV Strengthens Ties with Colombia Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Navy February 5, 2015 Authorities View post tag: SECNAV View post tag: News by topic Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus completed a visit to Colombia Feb. 4 after meeting with the nation’s minister of defense, chief of defense and chief of naval operations.The visit was designed to help enhance the already existing ties between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and their Colombian counterparts.In the past several years, Colombia’s Navy has taken part in exercises such as RIMPAC and Dawn Blitz and Cartagena, Colombia, hosted the most recent iteration of UNITAS in 2014.During his meetings with Colombia’s military leadership, Mabus expressed his gratitude for this valuable participation.Mabus also met with Marines assigned to the Marine Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, commending them for their work in strengthening the U.S. partnership with Colombia.He also discussed the importance of continued cooperation in bilateral and multilateral amphibious operations.Mabus’ stop in Colombia is part of a multi-nation visit to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility focused on reinforcing existing partnerships and visiting Sailors and Marines forward deployed.[mappress mapid=”15047″]Image: US Navylast_img read more

Police Activity Report October 21-27

first_imgThe police department is located at Calls for Service: 744 Daily Average: 106October 21, 2018: Sunday  Calls for service: 36Stops:  1  Accidents:  2  Property Checks:  17  Alarms: 4      The Police Department assisted in 5 Fire and 1  EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 8th and Boardwalk, at 7:33amNoise ordinance, 4400 block Central Avenue, at 9:12amDisabled motor vehicle, 3400 block West Ave., at 9:59amOpen property, Simpson Road, at 11:04amProperty check, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 5:03pmVerbal dispute, 3100 block Asbury Avenue, at 5:15pmMotor vehicle accident, 100 block Bay Avenue, at 8:21pmOctober 22, 2018: Monday  Calls for service: 67Stops: 21 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 22 Alarms: 5         The Police Department assisted in 6  Fire and 5  EMS callsProperty check, 800 block Ocean Avenue, at 9:00amTheft, 500 block Bay Avenue, at 10:06amCity ordinance work zone, Ocean Drive, at 12:48pmFall City property, 500 block 8th Street, at 3:28pmOpen property, 1000 block Asbury Avenue, at 10:26pmOctober 23, 2018: Tuesday Calls for service: 78Stops: 21 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 1       The Police Department assisted in 10 Fire and 8 EMS callsFall City property, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 12:09amPerson Check, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 12:36amAccident, 700 block Battersea Ave., at 1:10pmAccident, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 1:51pmHarassment, Wesley Road, at 3:15pmTrespassing, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 3:22pmCriminal Mischief, 700 block Moorlyn Terrace, at 3:43pmTrespassing, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 5:49pmSuspicious person, 1100 block West Avenue, at 6:16pmOctober 24, 2018: Wednesday Calls for service: 90Stops:  35 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 25 Alarms: 2    The Police Department assisted with 6 Fire and 4 EMS callsMotor vehicle complaint, 1400 block Bay Avenue, at 2:58amTheft, 800 block Plymouth Place, at 8:00amCity Ordinance, 3200 block Bay Avenue, at 8:51amFraud credit card, 800 block Central Avenue, at 11:25amFraud/scam, Sweetwater Court, at 2:31pmCity Ordinance, 400 block Bay Avenue, at 4:30pmOctober 25, 2018: Thursday Calls for service: 95Stops: 20 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 37 Alarms: 4      The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 4  EMS callsOpen property, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 4:20amCitizen complaint, 5th Street, at 8:17amOpen property, 300 block Wesley Road, at 8:26amMotor vehicle accident, 9th & West Avenue, at 9:20amFound property, 300 block 13th Street, at 11:14amWarrant arrest, 200 block West Avenue, at 2:01pmTheft, 2200 block Bay Avenue, at 4:22pmWarrant service, 300 block Central Avenue, at 5:46pmFall City Property, Route 52, at 5:54pmOctober 26, 2018: Friday Calls for service: 55Stops: 10 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 14 Alarms: 3      The Police Department assisted with 9 Fire 9  EMS callsFraud, 2300 block Simpson Avenue, at 11:00amAbandoned vehicle, 500 block 31st Street, at 1pmProperty damage, 46th Street, at 3:31pmMotor vehicle complaint, 34th Street Bridge, 10:13pmOctober 27, 2018: Saturday Calls for service: 106Stops:  11 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 21 Alarms: 5      The Police Department assisted with 20 Fire and 7 EMS callsMedical emergency, 900 block Haven Avenue, at 2:11amProperty damage, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 8:22amFraud, 100 block Victoria Lane, at 9:00amOpen property, 800 block 4th Street, at 10:23amGas leak, 4300 block Asbury Avenue, at 12:33pmMotor vehicle complaint, West 17th Street, at 1:24pmFall City Property, 600 block West Avenue, at 4:42pmMotor vehicle accident, 1300 block Bay Avenue, at 5:05pmOpen property, 1300 block Simpson Avenue, at 9:39pmJuvenile problem, 1500 block Simpson Avenue, at 9:34pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the 911 system when reporting crimes and violations of the law. For non-emergencies call 609-399-9111. Many residents and visitors are using email when reporting various issues to the police. This may cause a delay and is not the most efficient way to get a timely response.last_img read more

More exhibitors sign up to BIE

first_imgThe latest exhibitors confirmed for next year’s Baking Industry Exhibition include ingredients company Orchard Valley Foods, bakery products supplier Dawn Foods and catering equipment firm Reynards.They will be exhibiting alongside names including Rank Hovis, Fermex and Scobie McIntosh at the show from 6 to 9 April at Birmingham’s NEC.The show will feature craft masterclasses and competitions, a live demonstration bakery and a bake-off area.last_img

Dealing with the fall-out from the riots

first_imgThe nationwide riots that erupted in August took everyone except, of course, those who planned them by surprise. They forced thousands of businesses across the country to shut and, due to the losses and damage sustained, many were unable to re-open for a significant period. Sadly, some remain closed or will be unlikely to trade again, mainly as a result of fire damage.These unexpected events have thrown up many interesting employment law problems too many to deal with here. However, one of the most common is what happens to those staff who are unable to work because their workplace is closed at short notice? Must they be paid during this time, or does their employer have the right to automatically impose a lay-off? Initially, it all comes down to what is in their contract.Are they paid?Where an employer has no contractual right to lay off its employees or put them on short-time working where there is a lack of work due to problems with the business it cannot insist on this type of arrangement. This is regardless of its financial position or whether it is still able to operate.In this situation the employer has to continue paying its staff in full. If they don’t, every affected employee will have a valid claim for an unlawful deduction from wages. That is why it is so important to have this type of clause in your contracts of employment.Ensure your contracts only grant employees the statutory minimum pay during a period of lay-off in other words, £22.20 per day for the first five workless days in a three-month period. Note that this amount is reviewed annually. After this they may be entitled to claim Jobseekers’ Allowance.It doesn’t end thereIf you don’t have this type of contractual clause, it may still be possible to negotiate a lay-off with employees, although you cannot put one into operation without their prior written consent.You are more likely to secure their agreement if you explain why you are seeking to lay off and the reasons why. If you are met with resistance, always explain the likely consequences for example, the risk of potential redundancies or the closure of the business. That should make them think twice.If a member of staff won’t agree to a lay-off, don’t force the issue. Assuming they have one year’s service, they could resign and claim constructive dismissal. Instead, if you know that you will only be closed for the short-term, try to persuade them to take time off via any remaining paid annual leave.If you are having any problems following the loss or destruction of personnel records, HMRC can help. For those affected by the riots, it has set up a dedicated helpline number: 0845 366 1207.last_img read more

Press release: Wales’ creative industries to benefit from major new research investment

first_imgLed by the Arts and Humanities Research Council within UKRI, the £80 million Creative Industries Clusters Programme comprises nine creative clusters across the UK and a new Policy and Evidence Centre, led by Nesta in partnership with 13 universities. The programme will bring together world-class research talent with companies and organisations, including household names such as Aardman, Burberry and Sony, in a first-of-its kind research and development investment.Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said: Wales is a creative nation, and the creative industries provide valuable jobs and opportunities for thousands of people across the country. This UK Government investment cements South Wales’ place as a global leader in the screen and broadcast industries. Taken together with the benefits that will arise from the abolition of the Severn tolls, this funding will also provide added impetus to work collaboratively with the burgeoning creative sector in the South West of England, boosting the regional economy and enabling our businesses to promote their excellent work around the world. A new Policy and Evidence Centre has also been established that will address gaps in the evidence base on the national economic strength of the UK’s creative industries. Led by global innovation foundation Nesta, it will develop independent evidence that will inform decision-making across the creative industries and underpin future policy decisions.ENDS Professor Andrew Thompson, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, said: The Creative Industries Clusters Programme, a key deliverable in the Industrial Strategy’s Creative Industries Sector Deal, brings together creative hubs across the UK with researchers and businesses to boost their world-leading status Sony UK Technology Centre, BBC Cymru and S4C are some of the partners involved in the research This investment, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and industry, offers support to Wales’ globally important creative industries, which are already worth over £1 billion to the UK economy, and supports 63,000 jobs. The aim of the Clusters programme is to create jobs and drive the creation of companies, products and experiences that can be marketed around the world.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said:center_img Britain’s creative industries are an economic and cultural powerhouse and the Creative Clusters will ensure they continue to thrive in regions across the country. These partnerships between business, academia and industry will encourage the use of future technology to develop new products and experiences, and boost employment opportunities across the breadth of the UK. Wales’ thriving screen and broadcast industries are to join forces with researchers and organisations to explore new ways of boosting jobs and growth.The Clwstwr Creadigol project, led by Cardiff University, is looking to transform the screen and broadcast industries in the Cardiff region by helping them to innovate and compete, aimed at responding to changing technologies such as the emergence of 5G mobile infrastructure and changing patterns of consumption.Business Secretary Greg Clark said: The screen and broadcast industries in South Wales are massive success stories for the whole of the UK, creating skilled jobs and business opportunities across the country. The creative industries in Wales currently contributes over £1 billion a year to the UK’s economy, and through our modern Industrial Strategy we are investing to enable the sector to keep on growing and bringing the benefits to all corners of the United Kingdom. Combining world-class arts and humanities researchers with our globally renowned creative industries will underpin growth in this vibrant and rapidly expanding sector within the UK economy. These pioneering partnerships between industry and universities are providing a huge vote of confidence for a sector that is vital to the future prosperity of the UK.last_img read more

Finalists bask in the post-BIA limelight

first_imgFinalists and winners in the Baking Industry Awards have been in the media spotlight since the ceremony at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel last week.The 2016 Awards, attended by some 800 people from across the industry, were hosted by former England rugby international Matt Dawson.Among the newspaper reports out so far is one from Dunstable Today on Signature Flatbreads having won the Bakery Manufacturer of the Year category, sponsored by Sonneveld.It reported that “a bakery business launched in Dunstable last year by two brothers has been crowned Britain’s Bakery Manufacturer of the Year”.See: http://www.dunstabletoday.co.uk/news/business/business-news/local-bakery-firm-proves-it-is-on-the-rise-1-7569958The Speciality Bread Product of the Year, a category sponsored by Bakels, was won by Jurassic Coast Sourdough from Patisserie Mark Bennett in Poole, Dorset.The award was featured in publications, including the Bournemouth Daily Echo:  http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/newS/14735120.The_loaf_made_in_Poole_that__39_s_just_been_named_Speciality_Bread_of_the_Year/?ref=rssThe prize-winning Jurassic Sourdough is made with beer, cheddar and chilli all made in the local Purbecks. The loaf is made in the shape of an ammonite fossil.And the news that the Craft Business Award, sponsored by Dawn Foods, went to Belle Époque Patisserie in Newington Green, north London, was reported as far afield as Turkey, in the Hurriyet Daily News: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pushed-by-the wind.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103805&NewsCatID=473The Baking Industry Awards are the headline annual event in the UK bakery calendar and provide a stage for acknowledging the skills and achievements of bakers and related trades.Next year’s Baking Industry Awards are set to take place on 6 September.last_img read more

Fans Are Petitioning To Name The Recently-Photographed Black Hole After The Late Chris Cornell

first_imgIf the first thing that popped into your head when you saw the image go viral on Wednesday was Chris Cornell‘s signature gravely voice crooning “Black Hole Sun”, you’re not alone. Following the reveal of the photo, a fan named Giuliana Jarrin launched a petition on Change.org to name the black hole after the Soundgarden frontman.Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun” [Music Video][Video: Soundgarden]Related: Forthcoming Chris Cornell Documentary To Be Directed By Pete Berg, Produced By Brad PittAs the Change.org petition description notes,Almost two years ago, we lost Chris Cornell. He was the lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and above all, the voice of an entire generation. He was one of the most beloved figures not just in rock, but all of music, by people from all over the world. His music, his voice and his personality inspired, influenced, changed and even saved the lives of thousands of people. Chris left a heavy legacy for a new generation of musicians who follow in his footsteps. His memory will remain forever alive in the hearts of all his family, friends, fans and all the people who love him, and his music will do the same in each record, song or video we play.“Black Hole Sun”, written by Chris Cornell is without a doubt Soundgarden’s most recognizable and most popular song, and one of the biggest anthems of the 90’s. For this reason, and the impact Chris Cornell had in the lives of so many and music itself, I ask NASA, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and all the astronomers and scientists involved in this discovery, to name this black hole after Chris Cornell. This would be a “surreal” and amazing way to honor his life and his contribution to music.  As of publication time, more than 30,000 fans had signed the petition. If you’re into the idea, you can sign the petition here.Of course, the black hole already has a name, and a pretty cool one at that—Pōwehi. So, Chris Cornell fans, your prayers may not be answered this time, but you can still take solace in knowing just how many fellow fans are behind the idea. You can learn more about the actual Hawaiian name of the black hole and how it was decided upon in the video below: This past week, the world got its first look at a photograph of a black hole. The image was captured by a network of eight linked telescopes known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration led by 29-year-old computer scientist Dr. Katie Bouman. [H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Sociology professor dies at age 58

first_imgMary Ellen Konieczny, the Henkels Family associate professor of sociology, died Saturday at the age of 58 due to complications from cancer, the University announced in a press release Monday.Konieczny served as a faculty fellow of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. She was working on a book called “Service before Self: Organization, Cultural Conflict, and Religion at the U.S. Air Force Academy” and developing a research project in Rwanda on connections between post-genocide reconciliation and religion.“Mary Ellen Konieczny was a distinguished sociologist of religion in a department known as a national leader in that area,” Dean of the College of Arts and Letters John T. McGreevy said in the release. “Her scholarship on Catholic parishes helped us better understand tensions and strength in individual congregations just as her uncompleted work on religion in the military probed the overlap between religious and civic identity.”Konieczny graduated from Notre Dame in 1981 and earned a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology before working in ministry for the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and eventually pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Chicago.“We will remember Mary Ellen for that scholarship, but perhaps even more for her high spirits and sense of joy, which undergirded her teaching and research and proved a constant source of inspiration to colleagues and students,” McGreevy said.Tags: College of Arts and Letters, kellogg institute for international studies, Mary Ellen Konieczny, Master of Divinitylast_img read more