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Tropical Storm Gordon bears down on Gulf Coast; may be hurricane when it slams into Louisiana, Mississippi

first_imgABC News(MOBILE, Ala.) — Tropical Storm Gordon is bearing down on the Gulf Coast, prompting states of emergency in Mississippi, Louisiana and parts of Alabama.The storm, bringing gusty winds, heavy rain and potential flooding, may strengthen into a hurricane by the time it makes landfall near the Mississippi and Alabama border Tuesday night.Hurricane Warnings remain in effect for coastal Mississippi and Alabama.Heavy rain and inland flooding are major concerns for Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas as the storm moves north over the next two days.Some areas may see up to a foot of rain — especially near the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, as well as inland parts of Mississippi.Storm surge is also a concern, potentially reaching as high as 5 feet.“Nobody should panic but everybody should take this seriously,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a news conference Monday.The Louisiana National Guard has activated approximately 200 soldiers and airmen, with an additional 150 guardsmen authorized to assist. The Alabama National Guard also has guardsmen on standby and ready to respond if needed.“Approximately 50 Mississippi National Guardsmen are along the Gulf Coast in preparation for possible support in response to Tropical Storm Gordon,” the Mississippi National Guard said.Once her Mississippi home was secure, Lisa Taranto-Merten brought her children to help fill sandbags for others in the community on Tuesday.“We all kind of jumped in and helped each other,” she told ABC News.The storm has prompted casinos to close in Mississippi.“Gordon is a tight, fast-moving tropical storm,” Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brian Hastings said in a statement Tuesday. “If you live in the coastal counties, especially in surge and flood prone areas, it is imperative that you get to a safe place by early afternoon and stay there through Wednesday morning.”Later this week, the remnants of Gordon is forecast merge with a cold front in the Midwest, bringing more rain and potentially more flooding to Arkansas and Missouri.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Recent trends in melting conditions on the Antarctic Peninsula and their implications for ice-sheet mass balance and sea level

first_imgLong-term records from meteorological stations on the Antarctic Peninsula show strong rising trends in the annual duration of melting conditions. In each case, the trend is statistically significant and represents a major increase in the potential for melting; for example, between 1950 and 2000 the record from Faraday/Vernadsky Station showed a 74% increase in the number of positive degree-days (PDDs). A simple parameterization of the likely effects of the warming on the rate of snow melt suggests an increase across the Antarctic Peninsula ice sheet from 28 ± 12 Gt a–1 in 1950, to 54 ± 26 Gt a–1 by 2000. Given a similar rate of warming over the next 50 years this may reach 100 ± 46 Gt a–1. The majority of this increased meltwater does not drain into the sea but is refrozen in the ice sheet, and it is difficult to predict the fraction of ablation that will become runoff; however, a calculation based on an established criterion for runoff indicates that the contribution from the Antarctic Peninsula, as a direct and immediate response to climate warming is significant, equivalent to (0.008–0.055) mm a–1 of global sea level rise. Given future warming this could easily treble in the coming 50 years. This contribution due to increased runoff could be augmented by any dynamic imbalance in the glaciers draining the ice sheet. This finding appears to contradict the conclusions of previous assessments, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which considered the contribution of runoff from Antarctica to sea level rise would be insignificant.last_img read more

Zircon O and Hf isotope constraints on the genesis of Permian–Triassic magmatic and metamorphic rocks in the Antarctic Peninsula and correlations with Patagonia

first_imgThe Permian–Triassic is a critical period for interpreting and understanding the development of West Antarctica and its correlations into Patagonia, South America. The Antarctic Peninsula preserves isolated outcrops of Permian–Triassic age magmatic and metamorphic rocks of granodiorite, orthogneiss, paragneiss and migmatites. Outcrops from the eastern margin of the Antarctic Peninsula (Eastern Domain) have the strongest affinity with continental Gondwana, and have igneous zircons with initial εHf values ranging from −2.8 to −21.6, and δ18O from 10.5 to 5.6‰. These values record a strong sedimentary influence on the magma source and imply crustal recycling. This is in concert with the extensive inherited zircon components that record late Mesoproterozoic–early Neoproterozoic ages, Cambrian and older Permian ages. U–Pb zircon ages for a ca. 202 Ma orthogneiss from the western Antarctic Peninsula (Central Domain) record the presence of a Permian protolith with zircon overgrowth at ca. 222 Ma due to partial melting. These zircon rims have initial εHf values of +1.5 to −0.9 and δ18O of 5.3 to 4.2‰, similar to those determined for the cores. This indicates that the new zircon crystallised from dissolution of partly dissolved cores. Our new data indicate strong similarities between the Eastern Domain of the Antarctic Peninsula and the southern tip of Patagonia, supporting a continuation of both areas, without the need for a great degree of geographical overlap during the Permian and Triassic.last_img read more

Belvoir urges franchisees to buy up rivals

first_imgBelvoir Lettings is to embark on an aggressive push to persuade existing franchisees to buy up local competing agencies as an “uncertain economy, increased regulation and erosion of profits mean many independent agents are selling up,” the company says.Managing Director Dorian Gonsalves (pictured) says his acquisition team are already being offered businesses for sale at a rate of one every working day and that the company is to launch a roadshow that will travel around its network of franchisees to encourage owners to consider expanding, helped partially through funding arranged by the Belvoir head office in Grantham.The company says this helps franchisees increase turnover and profits, enhance market presence of and capital value to their business.“Belvoir prides itself on working closely with our franchise owners to help them assess whether an acquisition opportunity is likely to add significant value to their business,” says Dorian.If this proves to be the case, and our stringent due diligence checks are approved, Belvoir can, in the right circumstances, loan up to 30% of the purchase price.The process takes approximately three to six months and I look forward to reporting many more mutually beneficial acquisitions throughout the year.”A recent example of this is Steve Slawson of Belvoir Hereford (pictured, right), who recently bought competitor William Estate Agents which included 41 fully managed properties.The company claims to be the largest property franchise company in the UK with 302 outlets nationwide, a handful of offices ahead of its main rival, Martin & Co, helped in part by its acquisition last year of Northwood, a network of 86 residential sales and lettings franchise Bevloir hereford Dorian Gonsalves February 9, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Belvoir urges franchisees to buy up rivals previous nextAgencies & PeopleBelvoir urges franchisees to buy up rivalsCompany says it receives an offer every day from agents keen to sell up.Nigel Lewis9th February 20170804 Viewslast_img read more

Cherwell live tweet the #OxfordUnionVigil

first_imgUnion security taking the banners down #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Protestors pin their banners to the Union rails #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014People beginning to leave the vigil #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Another three minutes silence #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Speakers continuing to talk in protest outside the Union #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014 Annie Teriba now speaking in front of the Oxford union #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Barnaby Raine addresses the Oxford Union #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Attendees stand up to speak the #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Two minutes of silence at the #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Large crowd outside the Oxford Union #OxfordUnionVigil— Max Long (@maxlxng) June 5, 2014 Crowd outside the Union frustrated by Banerjee and Lapwood’s comments #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Union announces that it will introduce consent workshops in Michaelmas and make votes of no confidence binding #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Inigo Lapwood, whose speech at the No-Con debate led to the abandonment of the vote, speaks. #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014President-Elect Mayank Banerjee says he is ‘just here to listen’ and declines to speak full #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014 Sarah Pine asking President-Elect Mayank Banerjee to speak. #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014A survivor performing a poem about her experience #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Innocent until proven guilty: ‘what I hear is “I don’t believe these women until the law says i should”‘— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014OUSU VP for women Sarah Pine speaking: ‘Let’s talk about what we can do’ #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Nearly all women speaking outside the Union #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014 Members still entering the Union for Thursday’s weekly debate #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014‘Solidarity from Birmingham’: members of the Birmingham Women’s Association. #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Such an amazing positive vibe about such a negative issue at #OxfordUnionVigil— JPH (@dontbeajerkjph) June 5, 2014Students and Oxford townspeople speaking at outside the Union #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Nathan Akehurst now speaking #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014 Over 100 people have gathered outside the Oxford Union in a vigil to protest the “casual response” to rape allegations against Union President Ben Sullivan.This follows the Union’s decision to avoid a vote of no confidence in Sullivan last week.Sullivan was arrested on 7th May on suspicion of rape and attempted rape and subsequently released on bail without charge.Since then, the Oxford Union has come under criticism from students and the wider public. Several of this term’s planned speakers have cancelled engagements at the Union, including Tawakkol Karman, Julie Meyer, Eric Whitacre, and Norman Finkelstein. Other speakers, like philosopher A.C. Grayling, have defended their decisions to attend on the basis that Sullivan is innocent until proven guilty.Get the most recent updates on Twitter here.The #OxfordUnionVigil has concluded. It’s understood President Ben Sullivan is present at tonight’s Union debate.— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014 Reports that Union chamber doors were locked after protestors tried to enter with banners #OxfordUnionVigil— Cherwell (@Cherwell_Online) June 5, 2014Interesting that the @TheOxfordMail have their “Crime Reporter” on scene at the #OxfordUnionVigil— Max Long (@maxlxng) June 5, 2014last_img read more

Guidance: NHS primary medical services directions

first_imgThese directions – covering the Statement of Financial Entitlements, Directed Enhanced Services and Alternative Provider Medical Services – make amendments to the NHS General Medical Services Contracts Regulations 2015 and the NHS Personal Medical Services Agreements Regulations 2015.As well as being a vital resource for GPs who work under contract to the NHS, and commissioners of health services, these directions will be of interest to those who wish to understand the legal obligations GPs have to their patients.The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements Directions 2021 consolidate successive amendments made to the SFE Directions 2013 over the last 8 years, to improve their accessibility for commissioners.last_img

Papadosio & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Light Up Resonance Reconstructed [Photos]

first_imgPapadosio | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/29/17 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith Griner Load remaining images Papadosio | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/28/17 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith Griner Photo: Keith Griner Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/28/17 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith Griner Load remaining imagescenter_img Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/28/17 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith Griner Load remaining images This past weekend (April 28th-29th) at Covington, KY’s Madison Theater just outside Cincinnati, OH, space rock evangelists Papadosio and Resonance Music & Arts Festival joined forces for Resonance Reconstructed a springtime weekend event with help from Baltimore jam-funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.Produced by Essential Productions, the Resonance Festival offshoot maintained the extrasensory vibes the Cincinnati company strives to cultivate with all its events. The bands combined musical forces–and lighting rigs–for two visually and sonically stunning nights of music as well as live art exhibitions, workshops, and more. As Papadosio guitarist Anthony Thogmartin said after night one of the run, “Essential Productions has once again raised the bar on what a great musical celebration should be. We love our Ohio family!” Pigeons guitarist/vocalist “Scrambled” Greg Ormont added, “Essential Productions knows what’s up! Whether it’s a festival or a two-night run, we always have an amazing time. Looking forward to another sweaty rager tonight with Papa D!”Luckily, Resonance Reconstructed had Phierce Photo by Keith Griner on hand to capture the magic on both Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. Check out fantastic photo galleries of each of the weekend’s sets below.You can watch fanshot video of Papadosio’s show-opening “Curve” from Friday, 4/28 below, via YouTube user Keith Smith:You can also listen to Pigeons’ full Saturday, April 29th performance below, courtesy of taper mott77:SETLIST: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/28/17Too Long, Doc, Burning Up My Time > Horizon > Bad For You, Get Back*, Funk E. Zekiel, Henrietta, The Liquid, Sunny Day > The Hop > F.U.*The Beatles coverSETLIST: Papadosio | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/28/17Set: Curve, Mr. Turtles XL, Each n Avery ][, Direction Different, Sequence, Vactrollio ][, Ear to Ear, Cloud Found ][, Bionic ManEncore: 2amSETLIST: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/29/17 Whirled, Melting Lights > Offshoot > Poseidon, Pop Off, Somethin’ For Ya > Havana > Time To Ride, Fade Fast, Fun In Funk, Ocean FlowsSETLIST: Papadosio | Madison Theater | Covington, KY | 4/29/17Set: Paradigm Shift > Threes XL, Geoplyph ][, The Plug, Madre, We Can Always Come Back > The Sum, MagreeneryEncore: BTL, Paradigm Shift Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Gymnastics Club travels to nationals, brings together tri-campus community

first_imgThe Notre Dame Gymnastics Club, although smaller than it has been in the past, concluded a successful season of competition at the national level. This year the club sent 17 students — three men and 14 women — to compete in nationals, where the team took second place and some students placed individually in events. Senior Abigail Whalen, the former co-president of club, said the meet was a three-day event with various stages.“This year nationals were held in Daytona Beach, Florida,” Whalen said. “It’s designed to be an inclusive meet, so we have people compete — from those who have never done gymnastics until college, to former D1 gymnasts.”The team geared up for finals with practices during the school year off campus at a gymnastics facility in Mishawaka.“We practice off campus at Gymnastics Michiana in Mishawaka.The gym is run and owned by a Notre Dame alumni and their family. He was actually a member of the gymnastics team when he was here,” Whalen said.Jennifer Indelicato, a first year graduate student, has participated in the club for the past five years. She said practices tend to be open, as many of those on the team have prior experience with the sport. “For first semester we usually try and go once or twice a week and then second semester I think we pretty much always went twice a week for a few hours. It all kind of depended on everyone’s schedule,” Indelicato said. “We had to carpool over to Gymnastics Michiana and then just open-gym style practice, just work on whatever events you’re competing.”Indelicato said that the nationals event, run by the National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Club, gave out both individual and team scores. “So for nationals this year, the way it worked was we competed in all the event, but not every person competed for every event. So the top-three scores for each event were counted toward the team score,” Indelicato said. “So when they do [individual] awards they’ll do “top-six on vault’ or ‘top-six on bars’ and then the ‘all-around’ is from all the events combined for each person, and then they’ll have the team score.”Though the club is now fairly small, consisting of roughly 20 members, the club has been around for a while, recently celebrating their 40-year anniversary. Whalen said the club used to be larger, and has a robust alumni network. “In the 1990s our club was actually really, really large,” Whalen said. “It was predominantly a mens team actually, but had routinely won nationals. And so for a lot of the older alumni who follow our Facebook page, we had my sophomore year … a 40-year reunion and a lot of alumni came back to campus. So they’re really invested in seeing our team.”However, the 20 or so members that make up the club now mark a significant expansion from four or five years ago, when Whalen and Indelicato said only a couple people went to nationals. Whalen said the recent growth contributed to the club’s success this year.“Last year the club really exploded. We got a lot of young freshmen — now sophomores — [and] some really good talent who are coming up and will be here for several more years to continue the team,” Whalen said. “We had underclassmen who were very strong, who had competed at their high school or have done club for most of their life. So we had a pretty well-rounded women’s team and some very strong men’s team representation as well.”One of these students, sophomore Brittany Keane-Murphy, placed individually in several events.“We placed second as a team, but I qualified individually for all-around, bars and floor. I placed second all-around, second on floor and fourth on bars,” Keane-Murphy said. She said though it helps to have a background in the sport, a lot of gymnastics is mental. “Starting later is always harder because you’re older, everything hurts more and all that. But it’s not so much difficult to get into,” she said. “Gymnastics is a very, very mental sport. Ask any gymnast, it’s like 80% mental and only 20% physical for like all the skills. So once you get past that fear of doing something, the technique and the strength and all that is easy.” Though it’s a relatively small sport, varsity gymnastics is very competitive and selective. Keane-Murphy said this means that club competition is also very competitive. “A lot of people who don’t make their varsity teams will join their club teams, so you get some really high level people in the club teams,” Keane-Murphy said. The club provides a way for those interested in gymnastics to compete and practice their skills, as well as a place and groups of people to do that with, bringing together students from across the tri-campus community. “It’s really connected me into the St. Mary’s and Holy Cross communities. We have gymnastes from all three universities, which is pretty rare,” Whalen said. “It’s given me a different set of friends and a different place to blow off stress.”Tags: Gymnastics club, National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs, tri-campus communitylast_img read more Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson Walks Us Through 35+ Sketches

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has paid tribute to the Great White Way this past year with over 40 ornate sketches, including portraits of each of the 35 shows that opened in the 2015-16 season (14 of which opened in April). How did he do it? Watch his video as the artist walks us through his process. What’s the timeframe from blank page to masterpiece? Whose faces give him the most trouble? How many sketches has he done over the years?! All the answers (and all the sketches) are below! Congrats on yet another successful season, Squigs. We can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve this year! View Commentslast_img read more