Mapping ice front changes of Müller Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgMüller Ice Shelf (67°15′S, 66°52′W) is situated at the southern end of Lallemand Fjord. It is a small ice shelf (∼80 km2) fed by Brückner and Antevs glaciers, which both flow northward off the central peaks of Arrowsmith Peninsula; the ice shelf contains an ice rise (Humphreys Ice Rise). Data sources have indicated that not only has the ice front retreated since 1947 but also that there have been two advances. This paper describes how these changes were recorded using simple photogrammetric techniques.last_img read more

General Studies Faculty

first_imgDescriptionOlympic College is continuously recruiting for adjunct faculty toteach courses in the General Studies Program. The General StudiesDepartment offers a series of courses based on curricula thatprimarily address the academic and self-management skills that arenecessary for student success.Click the “How to Apply” button for more information.last_img

Murray State Up Next For UE Men’s Basketball

first_imgThe win over BGSU marked the third 5-0 start at home for the Aces in the last four seasons.  Last season, UE won its first 11 contests at the Ford Center and finished the year with a 13-3 mark at its home venue.Murray State enters Saturday’s game with a 4-4 record and are winners of two of their last three contests, including an 86-76 win over Detroit Mercy on December 3.  Jonathan Stark leads the Racers with 22.6 points per game and is coming off of a 27-point effort.  Stark has been named the OVC Newcomer of the Week four times in a row and is 16th in the nation with his scoring average.  The Racers have utilized their outside game this season, knocking down 10.5 triples per game, 16th in the nation. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Aces and Racers face off at 3 p.m. SaturdayEVANSVILLE, Ind. – One of the biggest regional rivals is on tap for the University of Evansville men’s basketball team as they play host to Murray State on Saturday at 3 p.m. inside the Ford Center.On Tuesday, the Purple Aces made it a perfect 5-0 at home with a 69-66 win over Bowling Green at the Ford Center.  Jaylon Brown scored 29 points while hitting 14-of-15 free throws to lead all scorers as he put forth the top home effort of his career.  The Aces led by as many as 11 before several BGSU rallies kept them within striking distance.  With UE up 3 inside the final two minutes, Ryan Taylor made the play of the game; with the Falcons coming in for an open dunk, he came out of nowhere to block the shot and give possession back to UE.With 29 points against Bowling Green, Jaylon Brown moved to the top of the conference scoring list with 20.0 per game.  The effort was the senior’s top scoring output at the Ford Center and second-best scoring tally of his career.  Brown drained a career-best 14 free throws, a total that was the highest since 2/12/14 when D.J. Balentine knocked down 20 from the line against Illinois State.  His 29 points versus the Falcons saw him reach the 20-point plateau for the fourth time in the last seven games; for the season, he has scored 11 or more points in eight out of nine contests.Brown looks to make it nine seasons in a row that the Purple Aces have had one of the top three scorers in the Missouri Valley Conference as he follows in the footsteps of D.J. Balentine, Colt Ryan and Shy Ely.  Brown sits atop the MVC scoring list with 20.0 PPG.  Evansville has had the leading scorer in the Valley on four occasions in the last eight seasons and one of the top two seven times in the last eight years.  Below is a list of where the Aces scorers have ranked since 2008-09:center_img 2016-17 – 1. Jaylon Brown 20.0 PPG2015-16 – 1. D.J. Balentine 20.5 PPG2014-15 – 1. D.J. Balentine 20.1 PPG2013-14 – 1. D.J. Balentine 22.8 PPG2012-13 – 2. Colt Ryan 20.1 PPG2011-12 – 2. Colt Ryan 20.5 PPG2010-11 – 3. Colt Ryan 15.7 PPG2009-10 – 2. Colt Ryan 14.5 PPG2008-09 – 1. Shy Ely 18.9 PPGlast_img read more

H. Lloyd Hayes – Long-Time Ocean City Resident, Submits Bid for City Council-At-Large

first_imgH. Lloyd Hayes Announces At-Large BidLong-time Ocean City resident, U.S. Navy Veteran, teacher, swimming coach, and school board member H. Lloyd Hayes turned in his nominating petitions Monday, March 7, to run for City Council-At-Large in the May municipal election.“I’ve spent the last 3-1/2 decades devoting my time serving the residents of this city with unwavering commitment – the same commitment I plan to bring to City Council,” said Hayes. “This will be my full-time job and focus,” added Hayes, who is retired.Lloyd, 67 and a 28-year resident of Ocean City brings extensive experience to the ballot, having been a former small business owner for 23 years; and having spent 21 years as an Ocean City High School teacher. Hayes also served on the Ocean City School Board for six years. As member of the School Buildings & Grounds Committee, Lloyd participated in decisions regarding the new high school’s auditorium, and renovations to the intermediate and primary schools. He also led the charge for School Choice for Ocean City, which draws more than $2 million in revenue annually.He said his top priorities for 2016 include addressing the island’s infrastructure to improve drainage issues that prevent flood waters from the bay and rain from receding rapidly; and to minimize tax increases.last_img read more

Local Gym & Fitness Getting Ready for the Summer!

first_imgOn the corner of 9th and Asbury, one building in next to Collette, stands Local Gym and Fitness, one of Ocean City’s premiere fitness facilities located in the heart of downtown. With its tall, wide open glass doors and modern feel, this gym welcomes all sorts of fitness gurus, whether they be local or summer residents!The gym opened its doors in the fall of 2011 and welcomed a successful beginning. However it wasn’t until that following summer that the four owners of the gym truly saw it’s potential and success as the out-of-towners also expressed their love of the business.“ I think what sets Local apart from other gyms in our area is that it has a great location in the middle of all the action of Asbury Avenue, a friendly and unique environment, and fair pricing,” Russell Snow, one of the four owners of the facility remarks. “ People appreciate that we’re four local men who have been involved in the fitness community and industry since 1972. We’re not newcomers, we know what we’re doing and we’re very passionate about it,”.Russell overlooks from the beams of the new mezzanine extension.Russell is also the contractor for the gym and gave it the infamous look and feel everyone now recognizes. Currently, he’s been working on extending the second story mezzanine to offer more free workout space.The passion of each of the owners- Russell Snow, Mark Impagliazzo, Fritz Hastings and Patrick Carr, is evident in their continuous personal and business-related fitness and health endeavors. The men never stop working to improve their business year after year.With that said, Fritz, both an owner and fitness trainer at Local, filled us in on over twenty new pieces of fitness equipment in the gym! “We are proud to now have 5 brand new Matrix treadmills, a Jacob’s Ladder, a Matrix, new abduction/adduction machine, Converging Chest Press and a Converging Overhead Press, all new Olympic Jerk boxes, new Rogue lifting bars, and PLENTY more!” Fritz says excitedly.On top of the all-new equipment, the gym has also lowered its summer rates as well as extended their hours! You can now workout at Local every Monday-Thursday from 5:30 am-10:00 pm, Friday 5:30 am-8:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 6:00 am-8:00 pm! For a look at the brand new summer rates, check out Local’s website: localgymandfitness.com and don’t forget to follow them on instagram: @localgym_fitness and like their Facebook page for the latest news and updates!last_img read more

Journalist offers insight to American-Catholic, Vatican relations

first_imgWhen describing relations between the Catholic Church in America and the Vatican, John L. Allen Jr. compared the climate to a game where two men take turns kicking each other until one of them gives up.“We are not actually engaged in a patient search for understanding,” he said in a lecture at Holy Cross College Thursday evening. “We are looking to score rhetorical cheap shots against people who we perceive to be our cultural, theological and political enemies.”The Vatican journalist and current editor of Crux, a Catholic news website, addressed the audience at the Pfeil Center as well as those watching the event online through a livestream. Allen offered wisdom about Vatican-American relations gained from decades of reporting on the subject under three popes. Jack Lyons | The Observer John Allen Jr. speaks on the American Catholic Church and the Vatican at the Pfeil Center on Holy Cross Campus Thursday.Allen focused on three perennial misunderstandings of perspective, law and time, which fray relationships between the Vatican and America, but also discussed misunderstandings which have appeared more recently during the Francis papacy.Allen emphasized the imbalanced perspective which some American Catholics have about their place in the world, citing statistics that the Church in the U.S. comprises only 6 percent of the global Catholic population.“Catholicism in our time is not a Western religion,” he said.  Referencing concerns about a decline of Catholicism among some American Catholics, Allen pointed to sub-saharan Africa, where the Catholic population has grown from 29 million to 130 million since 1975.Allen then proposed that American Catholics are also misled by the assumption that cooperation with civil authorities is the best response to the clerical sex abuse crisis across the world. While Allen agreed that such an approach makes sense in an American context, he argued that the approach could be dangerous for the Church to pursue in other parts of the world, citing regions dominated by Islamic radicalism.Americans Catholics and the Vatican also harbor misunderstandings about time and efficiency, Allen said. He employed a culinary metaphor to illustrate his message.“The United States is a microwave culture, and Rome is a Crock-Pot culture,” he said. However, Allen emphasized that the Vatican’s slowness is not a result of laziness or denial, but rather the product of a more methodical culture.“They simply have different instincts about when the right moment to rush in with the response is,” he said.  Allen also offered his thoughts about misunderstandings which have formed under the leadership of Pope Francis. Allen called the pontiff a typical Latin American pastor and said that while this archetype signifies great qualities in the leader of the global Church, it also signifies a skepticism of the United States.Looking at the recent example of Francis’ decision to halt the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from voting to implement new standards of accountability for bishops at their general assembly meeting in November, Allen suggested that the Pope does not always appreciate the American urgency for action.“I don’t think he likes being told what to do,” Allen said. “The pushier we get in insisting, ‘You must do x,’ the more likely he is to get his back up and say, ‘Hey, I don’t have to do this.’”Allen referenced the divisions in both the American Church and the global Church in an interview after the lecture. “It’s unfortunate. There’s great wisdom and truth in all sides of these conversations,” he said, before recalling his comparison at the beginning of the lecture. “The more you can seek that out rather than playing the three-kick rule, the better.”Tags: America, Catholic church, Crux News, Pope Francis, Vaticanlast_img read more

A Long Time Ago…There Was Almost a Star Wars Musical

first_img View Comments Sure, they wrote Bye Bye Birdie, but did you know Charles Strouse and Lee Adams almost wrote Bye Bye Obi(-Wan Kenobi)? If you have a bad feeling about this, stick with us.A long time ago, the composing duo were approached by George Lucas to adapt Star Wars: Episode IV (the original) into a musical. A series of demos—featuring orchestrations by none other than Mr. Jason Robert Brown—were recorded in 1999. As you can gather by subsequent trilogies of prequels, sequels and then some, Lucas decided to take the property in another direction.In a 2008 interview, Strouse explained the forced hiatus: “We were given a 90-page contract with [Lucas’s] company, and my lawyer discovered a phrase in there which gave Lucas the right to say, ‘I don’t want to go on,’ so we pulled out.” After a $10,000 signing bonus, the pair decided to write a few songs before Lucas indeed put the project on hold.While we won’t get lightsaber choreo on Broadway anytime soon (sorry, Lesli), check out the demos for “Han’s Your Man” and “My Star” (which was later repurposed for their musical Marty) below. Want more? There’s a new hope, as Brown has additional demos. Help us, Jason Robert Brown; you’re our only hope!last_img read more

We bring you the whole research “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019”

first_imgSide dish: “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019” You can see the abbreviated version here, and download the entire research in the attachment. This year, for the first time in history, the research was conducted throughout Croatia,  including all continental counties, and for the first time, data on the characteristics of tourists and their consumption are also visible outside the main seasonal months. Two days ago, research data were published “Attitudes and consumption of tourists in Croatia – TOMAS CROATIA 2019”. conducted by the Institute of Tourism.  // // Sign up for our newsletter because our subscribers received the first survey for inspection https://lnkd.in/dj6WdNB last_img read more

Medan man faces four years in prison for allegedly desecrating Quran

first_img“I am very sorry, your honor. I will never do it again. Please give me as light a punishment as possible,” he told the judge as quoted by tribunnews.com.Sentencing is scheduled for next week.Read also: Indonesians remain sensitive to perceived blasphemy: YLBHIAccording to the prosecutors, the incident took place at Al-Mashum Mosque in Medan Kota district in the afternoon of Feb. 13. A 44-year-old man in Medan, North Sumatra, faces four years in prison for having allegedly desecrated the Quran at a local mosque earlier this year.Prosecutors at the Medan District Court charged the defendant, Doni Irawan Malay, for blasphemy under Article 156 of the Criminal Code and demanded a four-year prison term for him during a hearing on Tuesday.Doni was accused of committing a blasphemous act by purportedly tearing out pages from the Quran. He pleaded for a lighter sentence, conveying his guilt to the court. “The defendant entered the mosque and took a Quran from a shelf without permission from the management,” a prosecutor told the court, adding that the defendant then took the Quran into the male ablution room.“The defendant removed the cover from the Quran, threw it into a garbage bin inside the ablution room and then proceeded to tear out pages from the Quran with both of his hands.”They said Doni then exited the mosque later that afternoon and threw the ripped Quran pages onto the streets before running away.Doni was later caught by locals and reported to the Medan Kota Police. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

​Ilmarinen predicts big 2020 year-on-year fall in contributions

first_imgJouko Pölönen, Ilmarinen’s chief executive officer, said: “In the second quarter, Ilmarinen’s investment portfolio yielded 5.9% and solvency strengthened to 124% as the equity markets recovered rapidly from the dramatic stock price plummet caused by the corona pandemic earlier in the year.”Equity investments ended the six-month period with a -4.2% return and fixed income investments finished with a -2.9% return, he said, while alternative assets turned out to be the best performers generating a positive result of 10.6%, and real estate returned 1.8%.The total result for the pension fund – which is the largest of the four mutual pension insurance companies in Finland’s earnings-related pension scheme – was -€1.1bn, compared with the €931m profit registered at last year’s halfway point.Total assets fell to €48.8bn at the end of June from €50.5bn the end of last year.Pölönen said “strong development” in cost-effectiveness had continued in the first half and operating expenses financed using loading income declined by €7m from the corresponding period last year.Commenting on the pandemic, Pölönen said Finland had been successful in limiting human suffering during the first wave of the pandemic, but acknowledged that the virus continued to spread globally, with a “worrying growth trend” in infection figures in some European countries.“A key factor in terms of future development is how well a resurgence of the virus can be prevented without extensive lockdown measures, which would exacerbate the economic crisis and unemployment,” said Pölönen.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Ilmarinen reported a 2% loss on its investment portfolio in the first half of this year, and the Finnish pensions insurance company warned full-year contribution inflows would be much lower than last year because of effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.Releasing its January-to-June financial report, Ilmarinen said premiums written fell to €2.7bn from €2.9bn in the same period last year, as a result of an increase in temporary layoffs and a temporary discount to the statutory TyEL contributions from employers.Commenting on the outlook for the full year, the pension provider said: “Owing to growing unemployment and the temporary discount on employers’ TyEL contributions, premiums written will fall considerably year-on-year.”Investment returns ended the first half in the red for the Helsinki-based institution, despite having rebounded between April and June.last_img read more