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The influence of tectonic boundaries on geomagnetic variations in the Scotia Sea

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first_imgGeomagnetic variation fields recorded at a particular location can be analysed to provide information on the distribution of induced currents within the Earth. An analysis of the variation fields on South Georgia, in the Scotia Sea, has revealed some unusual features in the geomagnetic response characterizing the distribution of internal currents. Both vertical and horizontal components of the variation fields appear anomalous with respect to the behaviour expected for a deep ocean island such as South Georgia. It is suggested that the anomalous variations can be accounted for by lithospheric conductivity contrasts between the older South American and much younger Scotia plates.last_img

The Broadcast’s Caitlin Krisko Talks Influence, Accomplishments & Touring Europe

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first_imgLive For Live Music sat down with Caitlin Krisko, lead singer of The Broadcast, before the group took off for their first European tour. Based out of Asheville, North Carolina, and with a deep seeded groove stacked full of Americana rock and soul in every tune, this band has really taken off since the release of their latest album, From The Horizon. The album was produced by Jim Scott, well known for his work with such acts as Tedeschi Trucks Band and Tom Petty.L4LM: Who influenced you musically, and were your role models, growing up? When did you realize that this was what you really wanted to do with your life?CK: I grew up in Detroit. My early influences were very heavily Motown in those days. We’re talking Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye. You name it, I loved it. That was a huge part of my upbringing in my developmental years. Then when I was 13, my mom relocated me to New York City. I went to high school in NYC, which was a really big change for me. I knew I wanted to be a singer probably starting in 6th grade, because I had a really awesome choir teacher. I had a mentor at a really young age and he basically took me under his wing and said, “you’ve got a really special gift. You’ve got a really strong voice and I can help shape that for you.” When I moved to NYC, I had incredible teachers there who really helped shape, and guide, my vocal vision.It took me a while to realize that I wanted to be in a band. I was set on musical theater, film, and television. As I got older, I started to get really into music around 18-19 years old. I got super into classic rock – Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, all those bands. Then I really fell in love with the festival world. It was this place that made me feel like I was shot back to the 60’s and 70’s. I loved it. That’s what planted the seed of wanting to pursue a different lifestyle. As I got older, musical theater faded for me, and I lost the passion. Why sing somebody else’s words when I can sing my own? L4LM: Now that you’ve been doing this for a while, have you had any major performances with people that you’ve joined forces with and couldn’t believe you performed alongside?CK: Going back to the Motown thing, we’ve had the opportunity to play with some incredible Motown artists. We got to open up for Mavis Staples. I grew up listening to Staples my whole life. I also got to sing on stage with Charles Bradley, and George Porter Jr. There’s definitely been some “I can’t believe I’m here right now” moments. That’s what’s beautiful about this industry, and this job. There’s the golden opportunities you set out for yourself. Some of them you reach and some of them you don’t. Then there’s this other side of it where these beautiful, magical things happen to you that you could never dream of because they are obscure and surreal. I think that’s my favorite part of making music and being a musician. It’s all the unexpected surprises.L4LM: What would you say is your proudest accomplishment to date?CK: Definitely our new record, From The Horizon, without a doubt. That record symbolizes so much in my life, personally and professionally. There was a lot of work that went into it. I went through a pretty intense transgression between 27 and 30. I feel like I went through a really significant change when I turned 30. It’s been a really nice grounding experience for me. From the Horizon almost feels like a token that I can take with me forever that shows the change I went through in my life.L4LM: As a woman in the industry, what are some obstacles you may have faced and overcome just because you are a woman?CK: I have never been denied for being a woman. I’ve never been disrespected for being a woman. I’ve never been talked down to. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen in the industry, because I know it does. I’ve absolutely been subjected to it, and privy to it in my every day life, no question about it. In the industry, no I don’t think so. I don’t know why. There’s nothing you can’t do as a woman. There’s way more that you can do as a woman in the world. Luckily in the music industry so far there hasn’t.But, I’m going to flip this in there. One thing I do notice, that is a general gender issue in the music industry, is women being undeniably underrepresented on music festival line-ups. I can’t believe the lack of women on festival line-ups. It’s really unacceptable. At this point, I’ve toured enough to know that there’s plenty of female fronted bands and artists that could be playing these festivals. L4LM: Tell us about your European tour that you’ve got lined up (and are currently in the middle of)?CK: It’s really exciting. It’s so exciting, and super surreal. I think I assumed it was going to be sweet little pubs and stuff. There are a couple of those, but we’re playing some crazy beautiful theaters and this insane outdoor amphitheater in Spain that’s enormous. It’s just crazy. I have a feeling that the experiences I’ve really wanted to have on stage, with audiences and energy, we will have for the first time over there.L4LM: How did you put this European tour together?CK: We were contacted by an agency over there that does bookings. They contacted us almost a year ago and said that they loved the band. Basically the owner of the agency wanted to know if we would like to come to Europe. They set up everything and we just had to show up and play. The whole thing is handled. It was really amazing to have someone else do the work for me. It’s so surreal I can’t even wrap my head around it.L4LM: Which stop are you most looking forward to?CK: There’s this place in Aviles, Spain that we’re playing. It’s a crazy, gorgeous amphitheater. The city itself looked absolutely incredible. We’re playing this white amphitheater with a yellow back wall, called the Centro Niemeyer. It’s the craziest shit I’ve ever seen.Ten years ago I was lucky enough to travel for five weeks through southeast Asia. I remember being away from home after just a few weeks and everything being super different from America. Having the chance to travel is so amazing, and eye-opening, because you really get a chance to see different planets on planet Earth. You realize how huge this planet is and that there are so many things that are different about culture. There are things like music which really translate throughout all languages. How cool that I have the opportunity to go over there and represent who I am through music. I’m so excited.L4LM: When people think of “touring Europe,” they generally think of England, Ireland, France and places like that.CK: The only place I’ve ever been in Europe is France. When I went over there a couple of years ago, I went to two places. I went to Paris and I went to the french countryside for a wedding. Then my favorite day of the whole trip was when my boyfriend and I took an adventure to the suburbs outside of Paris. It was so incredible to go and see where people just live, and it’s not a city, and it’s not a place where tourists would ever go. I really like going to places like that.What’s cool too, is that this agency that we’re working with generally works with more indie rock. I’m the only girl on their whole roster. They have a pretty big roster of artists and I’m the only woman.L4LM: That’s a huge compliment.CK: It is a huge compliment. Our music is kind of different from the music they normally book, but the owner was so geeked on our music that he made it happen.I’m actively, and consciously, not freaking out. I’m nervous, but it’s like anything that’s the unknown. Anytime you’re about to do something in which you have no idea what it’s going to be like, your psyche goes crazy a little bit.The Broadcast is currently in the middle of their European tour. For more information on the band, including tour dates, please visit their official website.Words by Sarah Bourquelast_img read more

Primus Unveils Limited Edition Pinball Machine For Cyber Monday

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first_imgAt the end of May, Les Claypool issued a statement noting that Primus would take a break from touring following the band’s current run supporting their new album, The Desaturating Seven. Noting that Primus is “in the midst of our longest summer tour of many moons” with Mastodon, Claypool explained that “This will be the last Primus run for a bit as we will need to cool-out for awhile. … So, if you want to get your Goblin Rock fix, now is the time to do so as it will be the last time to witness the glory of the Desaturating Seven production.”Today, Primus has unveiled an extremely cool collectable item, as they present the new “Primus Pinball Machine”. Available this upcoming Monday, November 26th at 10 a.m. (CST), the Primus-centered pinball machine will be made in a limited edition of 100 units. Manufactured by Stern Pinball, the machine’s artwork was made by zoltron and Zombie Yeti Studios and will be signed by Les, guitarist Larry “Ler” LaLonde, and drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander. The new Primus pinball machine can be yours for $7,995 plus shipping and handling!For more information on the Primus pinball machine head here.last_img read more

An exchange in ideas and culture

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first_imgFloating water pumps for too-low reservoirs, gigantic molds for windmill blades, bustling control centers for subway trains — and for the traffic snarling the roads above — were among the sustainable sights viewed by Harvard and Brazilian students in São Paulo over winter break.The group, made up of 15 students from Harvard and 15 from the University of São Paulo, was participating in the sixth annual collaborative field course between the institutions. The 10-day program was heavy on hands-on, keeping students busy with field work, which in addition to the pumps, blades, and control center included visits to the headquarters for Santander Bank and the Tower Bridge building, both of which incorporate green design principles, as well as a facility where waste water is recycled for industrial purposes.“The students get so much more by actually experiencing it,” said Patrick Ulrich, assistant director for undergraduate studies in environmental science and engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and one of the course’s organizers. “I thought it was really fantastic this year; the students we had were really great.”Harvard visiting scholar Professor Mauricio Salles (standing) from the University of São Paulo guided students through the various scenarios to address the problems facing urban cities. Photo by Jill LarsonThe course included talks by experts at each site, but it wasn’t all work and no play. An important part of the mission, said Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering Chad Vecitis, is the interaction between Harvard students and faculty and their Brazilian counterparts.This year’s program was centered on sustainable cities. Beyond exposing students to sustainability issues in an urban environment, the goal was to allow them to compare how solutions are sought in different cultures.“The idea is to get them thinking about the emerging megacity, one that is growing too fast for its infrastructure,” Vecitis said, citing in addition to São Paulo’s crowded streets its reservoirs, so drained by a two-year drought that the water is 20 meters below the intakes, necessitating floating pumps to keep water flowing.Harvard students involved in the trip — which was sponsored by SEAS, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the University of São Paulo — gave it high marks for both the work and the cultural exchange that the format fostered.Students were broken into five groups of six, split between Harvard and Brazilian students. They collaborated on a final project, and along the way — during down time, dinners, and nights on the town — got to know each other and each other’s cultures.“They got to see what other students think is interesting, rather than what faculty members think is interesting,” Ulrich said.For Johnathan Budd, a senior electrical engineering concentrator, the highlight was the visit to a factory where windmills are made. He and his fellow students got to see the blades being fashioned, the raw fiberglass fibers and bonding material being poured into the mold before being baked into the final product.“That was really cool to me,” Budd said. “The whole process was really interesting.”University of São Paulo Professor José Carlos Mierzwa answered questions at the Aquapolo Ambiental water reuse plant. The purple pipe, the standard color for identifying treated reuse water, delivers water to local industrial customers. Photo by Patrick UlrichBudd said he’d like to be involved in the energy industry after graduation, possibly in planning and design of such devices.“I’m interested in energy and power generation in the world. I thought it was a great program.”Kristen Faulkner, a junior computer science concentrator, decided to join the trip to further her interest in innovation in general and to see how Brazilians innovated on sustainability.“I’m interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. The trip demonstrated innovative ways to apply technology.”Faulkner joined the group focusing on urban mobility for a final project because she thought the topic was important not just to Brazil, but to cities around the world. She and the other five students developed an app to help gather data on the issue.Brazil, Faulkner said, would be a good place to be an entrepreneur, because it is advancing rapidly and there are many opportunities, unlike in the United States, whose startup scene she described as saturated.“I’d love to go back to Brazil. It was a great trip.”Harvard student Jahred Liddie ’16 recounts “Collaborating in São Paulo” in an article for the Office for Sustainability.last_img read more

Vermont ranks second in stimulus-related job growth

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first_imgVermont has had the second highest success in the nation in creating new jobs with federal stimulus funds. It also ranks 12th in stimulus-related funding per capita. Meanwhile, in a new analysis conducted by Onvia, the leader in gBusiness solutions and the creator of Recovery.org, reveals that the “Recovery Summer” being promoted by the White House is poised to usher in a wave of new jobs in the second half of this year.For a complete look at the heat map visit:http://promotions.onvia.com/documents/map_arra_private_sector_jobs_impac(link is external)…To date, only one-third of the Recovery Act’s $275 billion that is allocated for projects to create private sector jobs on Main Street has been awarded. The remaining $218 billion represents a substantial amount of new projects that are about to get under way across the U.S.Top line findings:714,589 private sector jobs have been supported nationwide by Recovery Act project spending since its passage. These do not include public sector jobs created by stimulus grants to states and those paid by the government. Recovery Act project spending in 2010 is expected to generate a 27 percent increase in this figure by the end of 2010.$57.5 billion has been awarded to private sector contractors to fulfill Recovery Act projects, just one-third of the $275 billion allocated for private sector projects.Arkansas, North Carolina, Colorado, Maryland and Pennsylvania are the top five states for ARRA project per capita spending-to-date. Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Nevada and Utah are the bottom five states.North Carolina, Vermont, Illinois, and Nevada are projected to be the top five states for private sector job creation resulting from ARRA project contract awards in the remainder of 2010. Maryland, Wyoming, Alabama, Alaska and Oregon are projected to be the bottom five states.These findings were derived from Onvia’s data through August 11, 2010 – approximately 18 months since the stimulus money began flowing into the states. For a complete look at the heat map and report please visit: http://promotions.onvia.com/documents/Recovery_Summer_Update_by_Onvia.pd(link is external)…”Onvia’s analysis shows that while job creation since the Recovery Act’s passage has been slow to take hold on Main Street, job creation in the remainder of 2010 is expected to turn around with lagging states seeing an increase of 50 to 100 percent or more in private sector job creation,” said Michael Balsam, Onvia chief strategy officer. “The best way for businesses to accelerate job growth in their states is to become part of the gBusiness marketplace, take part in the bid process, prepare for a wave of contract awards and follow these projects all the way through completion.As of August 11th, 2010, Onvia was tracking roughly 72,000 Recovery Act projects valued at $150 billion, of which 24,500 projects totaling $57 billion had been awarded to contractors.About OnviaFor more than 12 years Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI), the gBusiness Innovator, has been successfully delivering the research, analytics and tools required for companies to succeed at the intersection of business and government, or gBusiness, market. Onvia tracks, analyzes and reports the spending of more than 89,000 federal, state and local government agencies, giving companies a single source for conducting open, intelligent and efficient business with government. Along with providing an exclusive suite of integrated business tools, Onvia is also the creator of Recovery.org, a website that tracks economic recovery-funded projects, and DemandStar, the automated system that streamlines agency procurement processes. For information about Onvia visit www.onvia.com(link is external).SOURCE Onvia.com, Inc. SEATTLE/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 8.17.2010last_img read more

No injuries reported in Crescent Cleaners fire

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first_img11:14 A.M. UPDATE: A 12 News crew got the scene at around 1:00 a.m. A cause of the fire and how much damage done to the building has yet to be determined. The department says it “guarantees” people will not be able to get their clothes back due to the amount of soot and heat damage. Officials say the blaze was brought under control relatively quickly. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Fire Department says there were no injuries reported in a fire that occurred at Crescent Cleaners on Clinton Street early Tuesday morning. —- Stay with 12 News for further updates. BINGHAMTON (WBNG)- Emergency crews are responded to a fire at Crescent Cleaners on 40 Clinton Street in Binghamton early Tuesday morning. No word yet about possible injuries or what caused the fire. Dispatchers could not confirm further details with 12 News.last_img read more

Taking stock

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UK roundup: TPR debt recovery rate ‘low’, £40m missed

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first_imgTerry Saeedi, head of pensions at Clyde & Co, said: “Enforcement activity has increased rapidly in recent years and employers should take note of this activity. With all political parties pledging funding boosts on the campaign trail, it is clear that better recovery could enable them to keep some of their promises.”She said that whatever party is elected next week, it is likely to grant strengthened powers to the regulator to take action against irresponsible employers. “As the value of fines continues to increase, we can expect the regulator to look at ways to improve the collection of outstanding debts if the recovery rate does not improve,” she added.  Terry Saeedi at Clyde & CoUnder the pensions obligations, which came into force between 2012 and 2018, all businesses must enrol all eligible employees into a pension scheme or face enforcement action from the regulator. Failure to comply with the auto-enrolment obligations can lead to fines of up to £10,000 per day, depending on the size of the business.”Seven years after the introduction of auto-enrolment, employees are becoming increasingly aware of their rights. The sharp rise in the number of whistleblowing reports received by the regulator shows that these, too, put pressure on employers to comply with their obligations,” Saeedi added.The research showed that the biggest increase was among unpaid contribution notices, which increased fourfold last year compared to 2017/18. These are issued when an employer has not paid its contributions into a pension scheme by the required date. If contributions are unpaid for too long, the employer becomes liable to pay the employees’ contributions as well as their own. KPMG signs agreement to sell its UK pensions practiceAccounting giant KPMG has confirmed that it has signed a conditional agreement to sell its market-leading UK pensions practice to NewCo, which is backed by private equity firm Exponent and KPMG UK’s current pensions partners.Once completed, the sale will see all 20 partners and circa 500 staff currently employed in KPMG’s UK pensions practice transfer to the NewCo.Andrew Coles, currently UK head of pensions at KPMG, will be NewCo’s chief executive officer.The firm will disclose further details upon completion.Smart Pension partners with Revolut to offer pan-European solutionSmart Pension, a workplace pension, has partnered with digital financial services firm Revolut to provide a unique retirement savings solution for its business customers.The collaboration will allow companies from across Europe that sign up for Revolut’s business account to set up a workplace pension for their UK employees within minutes.Vaidas Adomauskas, head of business product at Revolut, said: “Our new partnership with Smart Pension makes it easy for our business customers to meet auto enrolment requirements for eligible members of their companies. Not only can account holders take advantage of this preferential rate from Smart Pension, but they can set up both a business account and get pensions up and running in minutes.”The announcement follows the news last week that Revolut’s business customers with local sterling account details can now set up direct debits to automate the payment of regular bills and expenditure including monthly pension contributions.Will Wynne, Smart Pension co-founder and managing director, said: “Revolut shares our passion for using technology to make life easy for people.”He said the Revolut’s business account can now be used by employers across Europe to automatically pay into a workplace pension for their UK workers without hidden fees.The new feature will see Revolut for Business customers that sign up before 30 April 2020 get an introductory offer to include a promotional discount off members’ fees.Business account holders will be able to access the time-limited offer via the Perk pages on Revolut’s platform. With just one week to go until the General Election, new research from global law firm Clyde & Co has revealed that the UK Government is missing out on £40m (€47.4m) of funds by not recovering debts owed from individuals and businesses that have failed to comply with their pensions obligations.Enforcement actions by the UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) increased by over a quarter in the last year but the recovery rate against recoverable debt remains low at 30%, according to the research.Data obtained directly from TPR reveals that there were 128,807 enforcement actions taken in the year to 31 March 2019, up 26% from 102,497 in the previous year. Whistleblowing reports received by the regulator saw a 74% increase in the same period, rising from 4,857 to 8,445.The total value of enforcement actions more than doubled from the previous year, reaching £124.6m. Yet crucially only £18.4m of the £62.1m that is recoverable debt has been recovered.last_img read more

COVID-19: Roma players forgo four months salaries

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first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians AS Roma have announced that their players and coaching staff will forgo four months salaries to ease the financial strain on the club due to the coronavirus pandemic. Roma last played on March 1, with football across Europe shut down due to the COVID-19 crisis. Italy was particularly affected by the virus, with over 23,000 people dying. With no timeframe as to when the Serie A season will – or even if it will – restart, Roma players, coach Paulo Fonseco and his coaching staff have agreed to forgo wages for March, April, May and June. The players will also top up the wages of other club employees who were placed on the Italian government’s social safety net scheme to ensure they received their regular monthly income. Roma CEO Guido Fienga said: “We always talk about unity at Roma and in volunteering to cut their salaries for the rest of the season, the players, the coach, and his staff, have all proved that we really are in this together. “[Club captain] Edin Dzeko, all the players and Paulo have demonstrated they understand what this club stands for and we also thank them all for their superb gesture towards the employees at this club.” Roma added that if the 2019/20 campaign resumes, then players and coaches have agreed an incentive-based payment plan if the club meets certain targets. Club management will also be taking salary cuts. A letter from Roma’s players to the club read: “We are writing to express our support to the company for all that it is doing in this period to overcome the difficulties created by the COVID-19 emergency. “We players are ready to start playing as soon as possible, giving the maximum to achieve our goals, but we also realise that all this will not be enough to face the economic consequences of the current emergency. “With the hope of doing something that will help the company to better restart the Roma project that we all share, we offer this financial proposal. “We also confirm all of our support for the initiatives of AS Roma and Roma Cares to help those who find themselves in difficulty because of the virus. Forza Roma!”Tags: AS RomaCoronavirusCOVID-19Italylast_img read more

Police Make Arrest in Toddler’s Shooting, Say Child was Targeted

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first_imgRiviera Beach Police say they have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that left 2-year-old baby boy clinging to life.A 17-year-old has been arrested for shooting Tyrus Udonis Jones.The incident took place April 23 around 5 p.m. at the 800 block of West 5th Street.Police believe it was a targeted shooting.“They were specific,” says Riviera Beach Police Chief Nathan Osgood. He adds that more arrests may be coming.The child remains in a medically-induced coma.Anyone with information is asked to call the Riviera Beach Police Department at (561) 845-4123 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.Police: Infant Shot in Riviera Beachlast_img