Dust and sea salt variability in central East Antarctica (Dome C) over the last 45 kyrs and its implications for southern high-latitude climate

first_imgA detailed record of non-sea-salt calcium, a proxy for dust, and sea-salt sodium, a proxy for sea salt, covering the last 45 kyr is presented. It shows that in the first part of the transition from the last glacial period to the Holocene (18-15 kyr BP), the changes in dust flux mainly reflect changes at the dust source, namely vegetation cover and local climate. The changes in the later part of the transition (12-11 kyr BP) are similar in extent to the changes seen in sea salt and most likely reflect a reorganization of the atmospheric circulation. During the last glacial period, considerable variation of dust but not of sea salt is observed, pointing to climatic changes in Patagonia, the main dust source for Dome C. A comparison of the glacial records from Dome C and Taylor Dome suggests that similar influences controlled aerosol input at both sites during this period.last_img read more

Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters go out of service

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters go out of service Share this article March 23, 2017 View post tag: Royal Navy Staff and students from the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School (RNAESS), based at HMS Sultan had a special way of saying goodbye to the Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter fleet which is officially leaving service today.440 of them gathered on the parade ground recently to spell out the word ‘Farewell’ to the Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter fleet as it officially goes out of service today.A flypast by HMS Sultan of four Lynx Mk8 aircraft was also arranged earlier as part of a five-hour flight from 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton as they traveled across Southern England to mark the retirement of the Lynx, after 41 years of service around the globe.The RNAESS, which is part of the Defence College of Technical Training, is home to 764 and 760 NAS as well as academic and technical training facilities.Commenting the flypast Officer Commanding RNAESS, Commander Mark Selway said, “This is an important day for everyone within the Fleet Air Arm, so we were delighted that the RNAESS was able to contribute to such a poignant event.With the decommissioning of Lynx helicopters, the 815 Naval Air Squadron RNAS Yeovilton converted into a Wildcat squadron, which will provide a successor helicopter for Royal Navy destroyers and frigates.center_img View post tag: Lynx Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters go out of service Authoritieslast_img read more

Information Systems/Information Technology Management Adjunct – Jabs School of Business

first_imgPosition Summary * Are you a Christian?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsResumeCover LetterLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Unofficial Transcript If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Qualifications Posting Details Teaching Responsibilities The Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California BaptistUniversity invites applications for an adjunct faculty appointmentin the area of Information Systems/Information TechnologyManagement. * Do you attend church regularly?YesNocenter_img The appointment includes teaching graduate courses in informationsystems and/or information technology management. Undergraduateteaching opportunities may also be available. Qualified candidateswill become part of an adjunct pool and will be contacted whenteaching opportunities become available. The successful candidate will have a minimum regionally accrediteddegree in a related field or an MBA (Ph.D. preferred) with anemphasis in Information Systems or Information TechnologyManagement. The successful candidate will also have relevantindustry experience. Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6139 Nondiscrimination Statement Position TitleInformation Systems/Information Technology Management Adjunct -Jabs School of Business Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law.last_img read more

Adjunct Professor in Computer Science (Bard Early College New Orleans)

first_imgThe Bard Early Colleges, tuition-free, satellite campuses of BardCollege operated through partnerships with public school systems,are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students areeager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a collegeeducation.Employer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/80858Bard Early College New Orleans (BECNO), a partnership between BardCollege and the Louisiana Department of Education invitesapplications for an adjunct faculty position in Computer Science,teaching seminar style and application style courses for the2021-2022 academic year.Candidates with expertise in any area of computer science will beconsidered, but we are particularly interested in faculty able toteach computer science and coding electives. We are seekingeducators with a commitment to social justice, who are passionateabout their fields of study, and interested in working to advanceequity through rigorous curricula made accessible to students withvaried academic preparation. Candidate must show a demonstratedproficiency and interest in teaching high school.QualificationsBard Early College in New Orleans engages bright, intellectuallycurious students through a tuition-free, immersive liberal artscurriculum offered to students in the last two years of highschool. By promoting authentic and supportive undergraduateopportunities, Bard Early College faculty and staff preparestudents of all academic backgrounds for further college success.Across our network, the Bard Early Colleges enable talented andhighly motivated students to complete a high school diplomaalongside an Associate of Arts degree from Bard College. Ouracademic program emphasizes student-led learning in smallseminar-style classes. We offer team-based intentional support forour non-traditional students, and a culture of collaborativepedagogical development for our teachers. We are looking forcandidates with familiarity using participatory pedagogy, a focuson being interdisciplinary in their curricular design, and ademonstrated commitment to promoting diverse working and learningenvironments.We are planning an in-person Fall semester with the possibility ofgoing remote depending on CDC guidelines. The faculty member shouldbe comfortable with teaching a hybrid course as some students mayonly be able to access the course remotely.We also ask our adjunct faculty to allot one hour of office hoursper course per week. The Fall semester begins August 2nd, 2021. Afull-day orientation for adjuncts will be scheduled the week ofJuly 26th.Application InstructionsTo apply, send a letter of interest and curriculum via theInterfolio Job Application link provided: http://apply.interfolio.com/80858Review of applications to begin as soon as possible.Equal Employment Opportunity StatementBard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcomeapplications from those who contribute to our diversity. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physicaldisability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, familial status, veteran status, or geneticinformation.Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, andreasonable accommodation for all individuals in employmentpractices, services, programs, and activities.AA/EOElast_img read more

Press release: Ethical directors banned after withdrawing millions in contested tax scheme

first_imgThe Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has since accepted Disqualification Undertakings from all three directors who have been banned from acting as directors of a limited company for six years each.All three directors are from Dorset. Matthew John Pickard (48) is from Poole, while Stephen Phillip Greenaway (40) is from Bournemouth and Paul Adam Laver (40) is from Ferndown.The company at the centre of the investigation, Ethical Forestry Limited, was incorporated in December 2007 and owned 80% of a Costa Rican company, who in-turn owned plantation land, a sawmill and the infrastructure to plant trees in forestry plantations.Around 3,500 UK investors were registered with the company and invested approximately £70m in the unregulated scheme to own trees on the plantationsEthical Forestry used unregulated investment brokers, such as Avacade Investment Options, who offered free pension reviews before introducing the plantation investment opportunities.Many people then invested in Ethical Forestry by transferring their occupational pensions into Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs), using providers such as Liberty SIPP.Behind the scenes, the directors caused Ethical Forestry in 2012 to enter into a tax planning scheme. This saw £28.8m being made available to the directors through loan accounts and the company’s financial statements for 2012 to 2014 show that in excess of £19m was withdrawn by the directors.In March 2013, however, HMRC informed Ethical Forestry that they were going to investigate the company’s new tax planning scheme and despite the warning from the tax authorities, £7.2 million of the £19 million drawn down by the directors from their loan accounts was withdrawn after this date.In July 2015, HMRC issued further notices to Ethical Forestry claiming more than £14 million of liabilities for tax years 2011/12 and 2012/13.Later that year in December 2015, Ethical Forestry entered into Creditors Voluntary Liquidation as it could not pay its debts. This triggered an investigation by the Insolvency Service into the conduct of the directors, discovering that they had caused the company to transfer £7.2million for their benefit but this was at the risk of HMRC as there was an outstanding investigation.Anthea Simpson, Chief Investigator for the Insolvency Service said: Simon Chaplin, Assistant Director – HMRC Counter-Avoidance, said: This service is for journalists only. For any other queries, please contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line.For all media enquiries outside normal working hours, please contact the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Press Office on 020 7215 1000. Twitter Office currently closed during the coronavirus pandemic. LinkedIn Ethical Forestry (Holdings) Ltd (Company Reg no. 09121708) was incorporated on 08 July 2014 EF Sales and Marketing Ltd (Company Reg no. 09123403) and EF Forestry Management Ltd (Company Reg no. 09123679) were incorporated on 09 July 2014. These 3 companies also went into Liquidation alongside Ethical Forestry Ltd on 16 December 2015. Disqualification Undertakings are the administrative equivalent of Disqualification Orders but do not involve court proceedings. Persons subject to a disqualification are bound by a range of other restrictions.Further information about the work of the Insolvency Service, and how to complain about financial misconduct, is available.Contact Press OfficeMedia enquiries for this press release – 020 7637 6498 / 020 7637 6219 act as a director of a company take part, directly or indirectly, in the promotion, formation or management of a company or limited liability partnership be a receiver of a company’s property However, the directors were aware that HMRC were investigating the tax planning scheme through which they had already drawn very substantial sums from the company, and yet in this knowledge they continued in the same vein for a further 12 months, taking an additional £7m. We considered that this was unacceptable rather than ethical, and amounted to unfit conduct which justified disqualification. Press Office HMRC welcomes the actions of The Insolvency Service in obtaining disqualifications in this case. Where directors cause companies to use tax avoidance schemes for personal benefit and put uncollected tax at risk they should be held accountable for their conduct. You can also follow the Insolvency Service on: YouTube This is a relatively unusual case as the conduct of the directors criticised occurred before HMRC had issued their determinations of Ethical Forestry’s liabilities. Further informationA Disqualification Order or a Disqualification Undertaking has the effect that without specific permission of a Court, a person with a disqualification cannot: Media Manager 0303 003 1743 The Director of the Serious Fraud Office opened an investigation into the tree based investment schemes run by the Ethical Group that included Ethical Forestry Limited in December 2016.Notes to editorsAbout the directorsMatthew Pickard resides in Poole, Dorset, and his date of birth is April 1971. His disqualification is effective from 16 April 2019 and is for a 6-year term. Matthew Pickard is described as the Managing Director and Founder of Ethical Forestry Limited from its incorporation in December 2007.Stephen Greenaway resides in Bournemouth, Dorset, and his date of birth is May 1978. His disqualification is effective from 21 March 2019 and is for a 6-year term. Stephen Greenaway was appointed as co-director alongside Matthew Pickard when the company was incorporated.Paul Laver resides in Ferndown, Dorset, and his date of birth is September 1978. His disqualification is effective from 10 April 2019 and is for a 6-year term. Paul Laver was appointed as director in November 2009.About the companyEthical Forestry Limited (Company Reg no. 06455149) and in July 2014 the Ethical Forestry group was restructured: Email [email protected]last_img read more

Our Stories Make Us Stronger

first_imgThe volume was rising in the room. We sat in pairs facing each other and spoke about our careers and aspirations, our interests and our challenges. Twenty minutes later, the bell rang. Everyone switched partners and began the next conversation. The process repeated once more, until over 150 conversations had taken place.  It was another successful session of “Speed Coaching.”The time I spent coaching confirmed the importance of championing diversity and inclusion at EMC. What if we were able to draw out all 50,000 of our employees in the way that we did during this hour?  What if we were able to realize the full power of their stories, their passions, and their expertise?  As a global company and community, we would know so much more about how to keep EMC innovative, creative, inclusive and competitive. But how do we achieve this at hundreds of locations around the world?As a technology leader, EMC builds lasting customer relationships through the power of our portfolio – the combination of products, solutions and services that are unique to us. Our investments in diversity and inclusion offer the same opportunity to create lasting value. Throughout the world, our efforts are being recognized. We recently received a Disability Matters award for our work with disabled employees in India. We maintained our perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign for offering a positive working environment for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees. We were honored by the government of Spain for our efforts in gender equality. We were named as one of the best companies for veterans, and for the first time we were listed as one of 25 Noteworthy Companies by DiversityInc.We are proud of all of these accomplishments, and they inspire us to continue the work that is still ahead. We realize that our efforts need to extend beyond our company and into the communities where we live and work. Our ongoing commitment to supporting STEM education is helping build confidence and skills for future generations. You will find EMC colleagues volunteering their time for “An Hour of Code” instruction at local schools in Boston and bringing students into EMC labs in Ireland to prepare for robotics competitions.  In addition to the practical knowledge they are sharing, our employee volunteers serve as role models for developing careers and giving back.We express our support for gender equality in many ways. Chapters of our Women’s Leadership Forum reach around the world, and EMC was proud to serve as host or lead sponsor at recent regional conferences for women in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Beijing. As a presenter, I remember looking out at the hundreds of women in the audience and thinking how much power and potential were present. As we prepared for a day of listening to highly accomplished and committed leaders in a variety of industries, I asked everyone to be sure to find themselves in the stories they heard.  The differences in our stories are the diversity that makes us stronger, and by considering our own stories through the examples of others, inspiration becomes action.We recently invited all of our employees around the globe to access the online resources of DiversityInc, to learn more about the ways we can be more inclusive as we work together. Our greatest success will come when everyone at EMC is comfortable bringing their full selves to work every day knowing that every idea, every perspective, is valued.  We are committed to the journey, and to all that we will learn along the way.last_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Inks of the 2015-2016 Season

first_img9. She Loves Me 8. Fiddler on the Roof 10. American Psycho 6. Waitress The 2015-2016 Broadway season has been positively vibrant, and Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has captured every curtain up in kaleidoscopic colors. Audiences have loved seeing the characters jump from the stage to his canvas in performances that have been haunting, heartwarming or simply hilarious. We asked you which Broadway Ink masterpieces have been your faves. Check out the ones you chose and be sure to see Squigs’ top picks! 5. Shuffle Along 3. School of Rock 7. The Color Purple 4. Spring Awakening © Justin “Squigs” Robertson 1. Hamilton 2. The 2016 Tony Award Winners View Commentslast_img read more

Three utilities solicit new energy contracts

first_imgThree utilities solicit new energy contractsVermont’s three-largest electric utilities today issued a joint request for new power supply resource proposals, casting a wide net across the Northeast and Canada, and the state’s two largest utilities issued an additional request for bids to supply more energy in case Vermont Yankee is unavailable.Central Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power and Vermont Electric Cooperative said today’s solicitations would be the first of several staggered RFPs issued over the next couple of years.In one RFP, the utilities are jointly seeking up to 100 megawatts of energy, up to 40 megawatts each for CVPS and GMP, and 20 megawatts for VEC. In the second RFP, CVPS is seeking an additional 100 megawatts and GMP an additional 50 megawatts. The utilities expect to issue RFPs in 2010 and 2011 as well, to stagger the start and end dates of various portfolio components.”This is part of our broader integrated resource planning efforts, which are designed to ensure we continue to provide safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy in the years ahead,” the utilities said in a joint statement. “As a state, we enjoy arguably the cleanest power supply in the country, with rates that are the lowest in the Northeast. Our power-planning efforts are intended to preserve those competitive advantages to the greatest extent possible.”The three companies rely heavily on energy from Hydro-Quebec and Vermont Yankee, but contracts with both suppliers end between 2012 and 2016. Vermont Yankee’s license, which expires in 2012, is being considered for renewal. While contract negotiations are under way for new power supplies with both those suppliers, the utilities are also planning to take this opportunity to diversify their portfolios in the years ahead.CVPS, GMP issue second requestThe second RFP by CVPS and GMP for 150 megawatts of new energy is contingent on the outcome of Vermont Yankee relicensing and contract negotiations.”We want to be prepared in the event Vermont Yankee is not relicensed, or negotiations fail to produce an acceptable power contract,” CVPS President Bob Young said. “Last fall, I made a commitment to legislators that I’d come back to them in January with information on the cost impacts if we were to lose Vermont Yankee, and this request for bids will help us understand the scale of that impact.”Young and GMP President and CEO Mary Powell said they continued to view Vermont Yankee as a solid, reliable and affordable asset, but issued the RFP to help prepare for the possibility of its loss.”Vermont Yankee provides us power that has low emissions and is very reliable,” Powell said. “Assuming it can pass state and federal reviews, we hope it will continue to be an option, but we must prepare for a different outcome.”Several factors to be weighedThe utilities said that among the factors to be considered in both RFPs are price, volatility or stability, fuel diversity, environmental attributes, the results of the state’s public outreach process and reliability.”Regardless of the outcome of the VY debate, we want to expand the pool of potential suppliers to ensure the best power mix possible,” the utilities said. “We may each weigh the value of the proposals differently, but we will give added weight to reliable, renewable and stably priced proposals. Each company will make its own decisions about accepting or rejecting the proposals, but we all put extra value on non-fossil, renewable supplies from diverse sources.”Fuel diversity and credit requirements will be considered,” the utilities said. “Energy from small or medium-sized renewable projects will be given more weight than energy from large fossil fuel plants. New projects that can defer or supplant the need for transmission and distribution expansion or upgrades will be favorably evaluated.”The RFPs are just one of several activities the utilities are taking to ensure a solid energy future for Vermont. CVPS, GMP and VEC, along with Washington Electric Cooperative and VPPSA, sponsored a study of the possibility of building a new in-state generator, and all the companies are working to develop renewable energy such as CVPS Cow Power(tm) and Greener GMP.The RFPs are being distributed to all New England Power Pool participants, power suppliers and developers, which includes dozens of companies in the region. “Our hope is to notify winning bidders in late March,” the utilities said.More information about participating in the RFPs can be found at www.cvps.com(link is external).last_img read more

4 tips to keep your money goals on track this year

first_img 112SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Even if you feel you’re doing pretty well with your finances, you could probably stand to make a few changes to your financial habits. If you’d like to stay a little more on track with your money this year, here are a few things to consider…Be cautious with credit: A credit card can be a valuable tool, but if it’s abused, it can quickly create a mountain of debt. Only use your credit card for purchases you will pay off each month. Cards can be a great way to improve a credit score, but always make sure you’re being careful when paying with plastic.Be on the lookout for savings:  It doesn’t matter what you’re  buying, you can probably find it cheaper somewhere else. Have you looked online? You’ll probably find exactly what you’re looking for on the internet, and usually for a lot less. If you don’t feel like waiting for something to be shipped, see if the store will price match your online price.Stop forgetting to pay bills: Have you mapped out your monthly bills and their due dates? If you’re not a very organized person, it may be time to design an auto pay schedule that will keep you from missing any payments. Paying your bills on-time is must if you want to keep your credit score up.Embrace frugality: No matter how much money you make, you should always try to spend less than you want to. You’ll be glad you filled up that savings account when an emergency arises.last_img read more

7 ways smart leaders start a new year

first_imgAs you prepare to set goals and resolutions for the new year, it is a good idea to take stock of your current skills and behaviors to see what areas could use some possible improvements and growth.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, provides seven moves the best leaders make at the start of new yearand encourages us to think about adding these activities into our goals. The list includes:Smart leaders promote the big picture.Smart leaders know what’s needed to keep their most talented employees happy and engaged. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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