Observations of Thermohaline Convection adjacent to Brunt Ice Shelf

first_imgObservations were made of ocean microstructure and horizontal currents adjacent to Brunt Ice Shelf in the southeastern Weddell Sea. Periods of in situ supercooled water extending as deep as 65 m were associated with ice nucleation and frazil formation at depth. Ascending ice crystals due to convection lead to increased dissipation rates. The main outflow of potentially supercooled water from deep beneath ice shelf is suggested to be in the deep channel northeast of the measurement site. Because this water is advected southward along the front, it becomes in situ supercooled, leading to suspended ice formation, thermohaline convection, and enhanced dissipation.last_img

ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES  MAGNET® REDESIGNATION FROM  THE AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING…

first_imgSt. Mary’s Medical Center is extremely proud to announce we have received our first Magnet® Redesignation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  The official announcement was made via a conference call with the ANCC at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in St. Mary’s Manor Auditorium.Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Magnet® Recognition Program honors healthcare organizations that provide nursing excellence.  Magnet® designation is the gold standard for nursing care.Our Journey to Nursing Excellence began in 2005, which resulted in our Magnet® designation in 2011. St. Mary’s Medical Center was the first hospital in Evansville to achieve this high honor. Years of continued hard work have led us to this point when we can all celebrate in the accomplishment of achieving our first Magnet® Redesignation.“This has truly been a team effort, and I would like to thank anyone and everyone who has had a hand in our Magnet® Redesignation journey,” said Darcy Ellison, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Sr. Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Mary’s Health.  “I am very proud to work among such a high caliber family of nursing and healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality, personalized care.  Each and every one of them has made this possible once again.”As a Magnet® Redesignated facility, St. Mary’s is among a very elite group.  Approximately 7% of all registered hospitals in the United States have achieved ANCC Magnet® Recognition status.  It is a clear testament to our community that St. Mary’s places the care of our patients at the center of what we do by creating an environment where our staff are empowered to provide the highest quality care.  St. Mary’s is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.According to the ANCC, “Recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice, the Magnet® Recognition Program provides consumers with the ultimate benchmark to measure the quality care that they can expect to receive.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Sheffield College invests in £1.2m training facility

first_imgA state-of-the-art training bakery is due to open at Castle College in Sheffield in March as part of a new £1.2m catering facility.This is the first stage in a £60m project to rebuild Castle College, part of The Sheffield College, due to be completed by 2010.The bakery will be kitted out with new equipment, including spiral and upright mixers, walk-in freezer and chill room facilities, a rack and deck oven from Tom Chandley, plus bun and bread moulders.Teaching aids, such as interactive boards, Powerpoint technology and internet connections, will be fitted throughout, while electricity points in the centre of the room will allow equipment to be easily moved around the classroom. This will enable students to work in pairs and small groups or shift the equipment to create a production line arrangement.”The beauty of the new bakery will be the flexible way in which equipment can be moved to reflect a large-scale line or the working environment of the medium to smaller-size baker,” said Chris North, bakery lecturer at the college.last_img read more

News story: Further Education providers invited to deliver new T Levels

first_imgFurther education providers across the country are being invited to apply to be the first to deliver the next wave of T Levels to be taught from 2021, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton has announced today.T Levels will be the technical equivalent of A Levels combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement. The first three T Level courses in Digital Production, Design and Development; Design, Surveying and Planning; and Education will be taught in over 50 further education and post-16 providers from September 2020.In December 2018, the Government announced the next 7 T Levels to be taught from 2021 as: Health; Healthcare Science; Science; Onsite Construction; Building Services Engineering; Digital Support and Services; and Digital Business Services. Today it is inviting providers to apply to deliver these new courses.Apprenticeships and Skills Minster, Anne Milton said: This is a truly exciting time. I’m absolutely thrilled at the progress we have made to deliver new T Levels. These transformational reforms have been designed in partnership with industry experts so employers can access the skilled workforce they need, and so more young people gain the skills they need to get a great job, go on to do a higher level apprenticeship or further study. I would absolutely urge further education providers that meet the criteria to consider applying to be the first to teach the next wave of T Levels from 2021. It is a fantastic opportunity to be part of education history and help change lives for the better. Deputy Chief Executive of The Association of Colleges, Julian Gravatt said: Collyer’s was successful in a bid to be one of the first providers of the T Level in the country. The courses will be available from September 2020 and there has already been lots of interest from prospective students. Employers have been involved in the course design because there is a significant work place element and I think this is what is attractive to students. We are delighted to see the publication of the Expression of Interest for 2021 T Level providers. The commitment that both good and outstanding providers will be eligible to deliver the first 10 T Levels from 2021 will ensure that many more young people from across England will have access to these new, innovative study programmes. The Government has also set out that UCAS points will be awarded for T Levels in line with three A Levels – so young people, parents and employers know they are as stretching as their academic equivalents and will act as a stepping stone to progress to the next level whether that is a degree, higher level technical training or an apprenticeship.T Levels will be backed by an additional half a billion pounds of investment every year when the new qualifications are fully rolled out. The Government also has announced an extra £38 million to support the first T Level providers to invest in high quality equipment and facilities. As well as this, the Government is investing £20 million to support the further education sector to prepare for new T Levels. This includes the £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme, which aims to attract more industry professionals to work in the sector, and the £8 million T Level Professional Development offer to help teachers and staff prepare for the roll-out of the new qualifications.The introduction of new T Levels are just one part of the Government’s wider ambition to transform technical education and create a highly trained and competitive workforce that is a match for the best in the world. The Government has also worked with employers to overhaul the apprenticeship system so that it delivers higher quality, more flexible apprenticeships that cover a wider range of sectors and professions Expressions of Interest are being invited until midnight on Thursday 28th February. Successful providers are expected to be announced in June 2019. For more information on the criteria, visit here. Principal at The College of Richard Collyer, Sally Bromley said:last_img read more

Sacramento Bee wins Nieman’s Worth Bingham Prize

first_imgThe Sacramento Bee has won the Nieman Foundation’s $20,000 Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Journalism for its five-part series “Nevada Patient Busing.”The Bee’s investigation found that over the course of five years, the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas transported more than 1,500 mentally ill patients out of Nevada by bus, sending at least one person to every state in the continental U.S. A third of those patients were sent to California.Many patients were sent away without plans for treatment or housing and in some cases, to cities where they had no personal contacts. Some of them were violent offenders who committed crimes in their new cities.Lead reporters Cynthia Hubert and Phillip Reese spent months tracking down former patients and others involved in the story, interviewing hundreds of people in the process. The series has spurred a number of changes and reforms. Nevada legislators increased funding for mental health by roughly $30 million and state and federal agencies are reviewing the hospital’s treatment protocols.The $20,000 Bingham Prize will be presented to The Sacramento Bee on April 10, 2014, at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard.The annual award honors investigative reporting of stories of national significance where the public interest is being ill-served. Worth Bingham, who died at the age of 34, achieved prominence as an investigative journalist and was vice president and assistant to the publisher for the Louisville Courier-Journal. His family and friends created the prize in his memory in 1967. He was a 1954 Harvard graduate. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Student-built ‘Mustrd’ app simplifies informal gatherings between students

first_imgThomas Murphy | The Observer Sophomore John Kling interacts with the ‘Mustrd’ app. Designed by a Notre Dame computer science major, the app has received almost 500 downloads since its initial release on the App Store on March 8.While the idea for Mustrd drew from other existing social media apps, Dingens added Mustrd is really designed to fill a need for organization for a certain kind of specifically casual event that other apps fail to effectively address.“I was just really frustrated with the way that current social organization works on a moral casual level,” he said. “Obviously, you have Facebook events, but those are for birthday parties or even just party parties. I don’t really know what else Facebook events are used for, honestly. Leggings protests? Dorm events? Not getting dinner or rock climbing with a group of friends or bowling off-campus.”Nate Myklebust, a senior at the University of Wisconsin who worked with Dingens as the app’s designer, said in an email that central to Mustrd’s purpose is a informality rooted in cultural and social norms.“[We] wanted to harness the low commitment, casualness of everyday social events and empower people to easily organize them on the fly,” Myklebust said. “It’s supposed to be casual and simple, but also organized and therefore empowering.”Mustrd is not Dingens’ first attempt at creating an app, however, as he said he worked on a similar project during his junior year.“I actually created a version of this application last year and it was really bad,” he said. “ … That was before I had any professional iOS development experience, and luckily just randomly my internship this summer they placed me on an iOS team application and so I got professional experience developing iPhone apps.”It was also at this internship where Dingens first met and began working on projects with Myklebust, Dingens said.“I recruited [Myklebust] because he and I were on the same project over the summer,” Dingens said. “He’s very much a design stickler, which I really like about him, and he thinks beyond just colors and shapes, more to the user experience, and he’s helped me incorporate design thinking into my app.”With Dingens programming the app and Myklebust designing features of the user interface, the project slowly evolved into Mustrd. Dingens said that despite his background as a computer science major, much of his early work on the project was spent studying and learning how to design an application for iOS.“The process for me has been very much learning intensive and reading intensive,” Dingens said. “ … I have been the only one developing this application, so I’m the only one who’s ever touched any of the code. I saw it go from a blank screen to where it is now.”While designing the app, Dingens reached out to his friends to help test beta versions of Mustrd. One such friend was senior Moira Griffith, who said the release of Mustrd marks a milestone in Dingens’ long process of building the app.“I feel like it’s been a multiple year process of him showing us different versions of it to test out what works best or what we thought would be the most successful thing,” Griffith said. “ … I don’t think I ever recognized how official it was going to get, I thought it was just his creative little side project that he was exploring, but I’m sure he always had a goal in mind.”Another friend called on to help test Mustrd was senior Sarah Stillpass, who said Mustrd is especially remarkable considering it was built while Dingens also had to deal with the work of a college student.“You don’t expect when you’re a full-time student to have enough time to make a full-blown app on the side and he just made it,” Stillpass said. “There’s no school project associated with it or anything which makes it that much more impressive.”While working on Mustrd, Dingens said he designed the app to differentiate itself from other social media platforms in the way it acts as an impetus for in-person social interaction rather than a replacement.“I hate social media and I think technology is really bad for us as a society, and so this is also a way to remedy that for myself because one of the reasons why I like this app is the endgame is not the app itself,” Dingens said. “You look at Facebook and their endgame is your feed, they want you on the app and that’s a success for them when you’re scrolling. But for me, success with the app is the physical community of people that come together because of the app and not the app itself.”Even the design of the application is geared towards personal interactions, Myklebust said.“Our focus with the UI is always on simplicity and ease of us,” he said. “Our goal with the app isn’t that users are stuck in it for hours, but rather quickly reference it from time to time for planning and connecting sake.”Now, less than a month after the initial launch and only two weeks after Dingens began publicizing the app, Mustrd has received nearly 500 downloads on the App Store. Dingens said the more people use the app, the more they come to appreciate its usefulness.“The response is pretty awesome,” Dingens said. “A lot of people don’t really understand the need for it at first, but then once they use it and understand the differences are subtle and more cultural than functional, they’ve really enjoyed it.”Dingens’ work on Mustrd over the course of his time at Notre Dame reveals an intellectual and creative curiosity that should be encouraged on college campuses, Griffith said.“Seeing people actually take advantage of the time and resources that they have at school is really incredible in a lot of ways, and I think that it should be promoted at a lot of schools and celebrated because he is doing something that is pretty unique,” Griffith said. “He’s taking advantage of what Notre Dame has to offer to support him in that, and I think that is something that people shouldn’t be afraid to do and take risks and exploring their potential.”Tags: App Store, apps, Computer science, design, Mustrd, social media, technology From the fog of social media, group chats and phone notifications, a new app called “Mustrd” has recently gained visibility on Notre Dame’s campus. Created by senior Kevin Dingens and first released on March 9, the app has been building momentum since bright-yellow Mustrd merchandise first appeared at student parties, bars and across social media two weekends ago.Dingens said Mustrd may not seem unique on its surface, but a closer look reveals how the app fills the need for casual event planning with friends.“Mustrd is just another social media app, which doesn’t sound very exciting, but essentially what makes it different is its event-based group chats,” Dingens said. “ … My quick elevator pitch is that it optimizes casual social gatherings using spontaneous event-based group chats.”A combination of GroupMe, Snapchat and Facebook, Mustrd puts a time, location, description and an invite list on a group chat that disappears when the event ends. Each of these social media platforms had a hand an inspiring Mustrd, Dingens said.“I kind of got the idea for this from a giant GroupMe that I have that has existed since my freshmen year. We essentially post who wants to go to dinner, sand volleyball, anyone driving back to Chicago, that kind of thing,” Dingens said. “It worked well, but I just thought that it was a really inefficient way of organizing casual events.”last_img read more

Watch Kelli O’Hara in Arian Moayed’s The Accidental Wolf

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 The King and I Related Shows View Comments The Accidental Wolf, a new pilot starring The King an I Tony winner Kelli O’Hara has been selected by the New York Television Festival to compete in the Independent Pilot Competition. Written and directed by Tony nominee Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), the pilot also features Mike Doyle (the Jersey Boys movie) and Tony nominee Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!) as well as music by Tony winner Bill Sherman (In the Heights).The Accidental Wolf is described as one woman’s “destructive obsession to uncover the truth behind an unexplained extermination of a remote African village.” Waterwell Films’ thriller miniseries will compete against 49 other pilots in the festival, which will take place in New York City from October 19 through the 24.Here’s a sneak peek at the The Accidental Wolf.last_img read more

Analyst says rising domestic production will cut China’s need for thermal coal imports in 2019

first_imgAnalyst says rising domestic production will cut China’s need for thermal coal imports in 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享South China Morning Post:China’s thermal coal imports will decline by between 10 million and 12 million tonnes in 2019, a leading industry analyst said on Tuesday, largely because of rising domestic output in the world’s top producer and consumer.The country’s coal output will increase from the second quarter of 2019, reducing its reliance on overseas supplies, Rodrigo Echeverri, head of hard commodities at trader Noble Group, told an industry conference in Shanghai.China is set to produce an additional 100 million tonnes of coal this year, Wang Hongqiao, vice-president of China National Coal Association, said earlier at the same event. “Coal demand for power generation in China will increase but the growth rate of general coal consumption will slow down,” Wang said, leading to a glut of the fuel and “severely disrupting” the market.China produced 4 billion tonnes of coal in 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. It also added 194 million tonnes in mine capacity that year, despite promising to cut excess capacity for the sector.Echeverri said he expected a drop in thermal coal imports this year of 11 per cent from 2018 volumes to 19 million tonnes, with the reduction hitting top supplier Australia the hardest.That comes after traders have already cut back on purchases of both thermal and metallurgical coal from Australia due to lengthy quality checks on supplies from there that have lasted as long as two months at some ports.More: China’s thermal coal imports ‘will fall 10-12 million tonnes in 2019’last_img read more

CUNA, Cornerstone get behind 2 Texas ballot measures

first_imgThe 85th regular session of the Texas State Legislature ended on May 29 with two significant outcomes that will be impacted largely by high-level coordination between the Cornerstone Credit Union League and CUNA.Seven constitutional amendments, out of 156 that were proposed, will be voted on as statewide ballot measures on Nov. 7, two of which are specific to credit unions.The amendments represent the first time two constitutional amendments directly relating to credit unions have been on the Texas ballot. In addition to celebrating defeating numerous pieces of legislation that would have proven harmful to credit unions during the 2017 legislative session, we will be celebrating significant legislative victories that provide positive impact for credit unions operating in Texas.Cornerstone and the CUNA will be working together to pursue passage of these ballot measures that are important to credit unions. On Aug. 17, CUNA’s National Advocacy Fund Steering Committee approved funds to support these ballot measures. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brisbane showstopper’s sale

first_img4 Ivy St, Indooroopilly sold in January.AN Indooroopilly house designed by renowned Brisbane architect Justin O’Neill has changed hands.Surrounded by multi-million dollar mansions, 4 Ivy St sold last month for $1.5 million. 4 Ivy St, IndooroopillyO’Neill, principal of O’Neill Architecture, has won more than 60 awards for his work and was the chair of Brisbane Powerhouse from 2011 to 2016.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:33Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWeekend Wrap: 18/2/17-19/2/1700:34His project at 4 Ivy St was built in 1999 but is timeless in design, with an extensive amount of glass used to enhance natural light and frame garden views. 4 Ivy St, IndooroopillyThe two-storey three bedroom home, cladded in western red cedar, is on a 609sq m block with dual street frontage.Lori Jones, of Lori Jones Prestige – Indooroopilly, was responsible for the marketing campaign.Ms Jones said the buyers were a couple based in Toowong who had inspected the property three times before signing the contract.“They fell in love with the gardens and the house,” she said.“The brilliance of that property is it’s got beautiful architecture, it’s amazing.“It’s all glass so the gardens are inside the house.”It’s a very unusual house and it really catches your eye.”last_img read more