Seismic stratigraphy of the Antarctic Peninsula Pacific margin: A record of Pliocene-Pleistocene ice volume and paleoclimate

first_imgMultichannel seismic profiles across the Pacific margin of the Antarctic Peninsula show a series of oblique progradational sequences. These sequences exhibit a variety of unusual characteristics that suggest they were produced by the action of ice sheets grounded out to the shelf edge at times of glacial maximum. Reflection events from deeper stratigraphic levels, followed down the continental slope and onto the rise, overlie ocean crust of known age, showing that at least eight such glacial sequences have been deposited within the past 6 m.y. Similar groundings have probably occurred on most Antarctic margins, but the depositional record is particularly well preserved at this margin because of Pliocene-Pleistocene thermal subsidence. Neogene global sea-level fluctuations have been attributed to changes in volume of continental ice sheets. The depositional sequences on the Pacific margin of the Antarctic Peninsula are thought to record West Antarctic ice-sheet fluctuations directly. Further investigation of these sequences would assess the relation between fluctuations in ice volume and the low-latitude record of global sea-level change.last_img read more

The use of predator-derived length-frequency distributions to calculate krill target strength

first_imgThe relationship between krill abundance and predator performance is fundamental to an ecosystem-based approach to resource management. We propose a method using krillsampled from the diet of predators to provide a length-frequency distribution of krill at times when it is possible to run automated shipboard acoustic systems but not to conduct scientific netting, i.e during logistic/resupply operations. This will allow a robustestimate of krill abundance to be calculated from acoustic data. Changes in the lengthfrequency distribution of krill over a period of a few weeks produced a 10% differencein TS, whereas simultaneous samples from predators and nets produced only a 1% difference, illustrating the need for simultaneous length-frequency data. By integratingdata from land-based predators directly with automated on-board data collection systems it will be possible to gain important estimates of krill biomass at times of the seasonhitherto unavailable from shipboard scientific surveys.last_img read more

Latest tech: partnership helps tenants pre-qualify for mortgages

first_imgRental tech platform CreditLadder has signed a deal with online mortgages broker Mojo to enable tenants get on the property ladder.CreditLadder customers who use rent payments to improve their credit score can now see if they are eligible to apply for a mortgage.Using Open Banking, CreditLadder is able to analyse its customers spending patterns and income within five minutes and, if they qualify, match them up with Mojo and arrange an appointment.CreditLadder started out as a ‘rent recognition’ platform and has already signed up thousands of tenants to its free service, who give the platform permission to ‘read’ their bank accounts and record their monthly rent payments.The company has since branched out into several new areas including referencing and mortgage qualification services for letting agents, landlords and consumers.Credit scoreResearch by Mojo Mortgages reveals that 40% of tenants planning to get on the property ladder want to know how much they can afford to borrow before they apply for a mortgage, while 82% didn’t know whether they had a good enough credit score to get a mortgage.Richard Hayes (left), CEO and Co-Founder of Mojo Mortgages, says: “For first time buyers, getting on the property ladder doesn’t have to be so hard, and we’re continuously looking for ways to help more people achieve their dream of home ownership.“Our unique partnership platform allows CreditLadder to offer their customers a fully extensive range of personalised deals and access to free real-time mortgage advice, all from within their app or onsite. We believe advice is the key part of the process as many first time buyers often need that guidance to get started.”Sheraz Dar, CEO and Co-Founder of CreditLadder said; “We have a significant number of tenants using our free service who are aspiring first time buyers. The partnership with Mojo is just another way we can help tenants get the credit they deserve. We want every tenant in the UK to report their rent payments, and this is another reason to do so.” richard hayes mojo Creditladder.co.uk December 4, 2019Nigel 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 » Latest tech: partnership helps tenants pre-qualify for mortgages previous nextProptechLatest tech: partnership helps tenants pre-qualify for mortgagesPartnership between home loans broker Mojo and rent recognition platform CreditLadder kicks off innovative services.Nigel Lewis4th December 20190444 Viewslast_img read more

Pirates Anchor FV Naham 3 Close to Somali Shoreline (UPDATE)

first_img View post tag: Somali On Saturday 27 July, a helicopter from an EU Naval Force warship overflew the pirate controlled fishing vessel Naham 3 and was able to confirm that the fishing vessel had become detached from the sunken MV Albedo and was steaming north along the Somali coast under her own power.Latest photographs taken this morning by EU Naval Force show that FV Naham 3 is now being held at anchor close to the coast in the Galmudug region.FV Naham 3 has been in armed pirate hands since it was pirated in the Indian Ocean on 26 March 2012. She had been tethered to MV Albedo, which was pirated in November 2010, for several months. MV Albedo sank in shallow waters on Sunday 7 July.Recent aerial photographs have shown pirates wielding their weapons on the upper deck of FV Naham 3.It is understood that negotiations are on-going between a hostage support programme and the pirates to try and secure the safe release of the hostages. The whereabouts of the hostages cannot be verified by EU Naval Force at this time.[mappress]Press Release, July 29, 2013; Image: EU Navfor July 29, 2013 Pirates Anchor FV Naham 3 Close to Somali Shoreline (UPDATE) View post tag: Naval View post tag: 3 Training & Education View post tag: Defense View post tag: Pirates View post tag: Naham View post tag: FV View post tag: Shoreline View post tag: Anchor View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Pirates Anchor FV Naham 3 Close to Somali Shoreline (UPDATE) View post tag: Closelast_img read more

COA: Purchase agreement valid, case against company must go to arbitration

first_imgOlivia Covington for www.theindianalawyer.comA Kentucky-based houseboat company cannot be forced to refund a deposit to a Henry County couple after the Indiana Court of Appeals found Wednesday that an existing purchase agreement was a valid and binding contract that allowed the company to request arbitration.In November 2013, Stardust Ventures LLC, a custom houseboat builder in Monticello, Kentucky, reached an oral agreement with Gary and Teresa Roberts on the construction of a customized houseboat. The parties agreed to a price of $775,000 and a delivery of the houseboat in midsummer 2014.Stardust provided the Robertses with a quote that called for a nonrefundable $10,000 security deposit for a build slot in its facility and payment of 20 percent of the total purchase price before Stardust would begin construction of the houseboat.The Robertses paid $75,000 to Stardust in November 2013, less than 20 percent of the total price. Stardust, having not yet received the necessary $155,000, decided in January 2014 to contract with Sunstar Houseboats Inc. to build the hull of another houseboat it was constructing in order to create room for the Robertses’ houseboat.Then in late January, Stardust sent an unsigned purchase agreement to the Robertses without having begun construction of their boat. The couple signed the agreement, along with Jerry Harden, Stardust president.  The agreement included an arbitration clause stating that arbitration belonged solely to Stardust.In March 2014, the Robertses asked to cancel their agreement with Stardust because construction on their houseboat had not yet begun. The couple then retained counsel to secure the return of their money from Stardust, so Harden sent a letter stating his company was “in the process of collecting the costs related to your construction. The costs of that work will be deducted prior (to) considering a refund.”Stardust never returned any of the $75,000 and said its offer to return any portion of that cost was a mistake and was against policy because deposits were nonrefundable.  The couple filed a complaint seeking recovery of the full amount their paid, alleging that Stardust never returned a signed copy of the purchase agreement, so their offer to purchase a houseboat from Stardust was validly revoked.Stardust moved to dismiss to proceed to arbitration, but the Henry Circuit Court dismissed that motion and instead granted the Robertses’ motion for summary judgment and entered a $75,000 judgment in their favor. The couple filed a motion to correct error for prejudgment interest. Stardust filed an opposition motion, but the trial court never held a hearing or issued a ruling.Stardust appealed the denial of its motion to dismiss and the Robertses cross-appealed, arguing that there were entitle to prejudgment interest as a matter of law.In the Wednesday opinion, the Indiana Court of Appeals first found that the purchase agreement was valid because Stardust produced a signed copy of the agreement and attached it to its motion to dismiss. Even if Stardust had not signed the agreement, Judge Margret Robb wrote that the company had drafted the agreement and outsourced with Sunstar to make room for the Roberts’ boat, both indications that it intended to abide by the terms of the agreement.Further, Robb rejected the Robertses’ argument that Stardust had waived its right to arbitrate the dispute. First, Robb wrote, Stardust explicitly stated its decision to invoke its right to arbitration, and second, the company filed a motion to dismiss to arbitration as its first substantive pleading.“Clearly, Stardust decided early on in litigation that it would rather have the dispute decided by arbitration and did not wait until an adverse final judgment to request arbitration,” Robb wrote.Thus, the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the couple was reversed and the case was remanded with instructions to enter an order compelling arbitration.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID in Ocean City for Three Nights Only

first_imgTake a trip under the sea with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” This fun-filled, timeless tale makes its Greater Ocean City Theatre Company and Ocean City POPS debut in a limited engagement at the Hughes Performing Arts Center on August 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:30 PM.The classic love story is Disney storytelling at its best. Unsatisfied with her life at sea, free-spirited young mermaid princess Ariel longs to experience the human world above. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.Based on Disney’s animated film and hit Broadway musical, “The Little Mermaid” features several classic songs including “Under The Sea,” “Kiss The Girl” and “Part of Your World,” as well as new songs written by Oscar-winning Disney composer Alan Menken, the mastermind behind “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “Pocahontas.” Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater with a book by Doug Wright.Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is under the direction of Michael Hartman with choreography by Colleen Kreisel and music direction by Jonathan Kreamer. Audiences will be in awe as the Ocean City production features a professional cast, mesmerizing scenery, dazzling costumes, a full Broadway style orchestra, and high-flying effects. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite prince or princess!Tickets for “The Little Mermaid” range from $25 to $30. To purchase tickets call the box office at 609-399-6111 or visit ocnj.us/boxofficeDisney’s “The Little Mermaid” is presented with permission by Music Theatre International (MTI).last_img read more

Ocean City’s Winterfest Offers Holiday Shopping Experience

first_imgClare Pfeil, of Philadelphia, stops to taste test some cashews from Mick Julia’s Mullica Hill-based store Karen and the Nut during Winterfest by the Sea. By MADDY VITALEShoppers seemed to delight in Day One of Ocean City’s first ever Winterfest by the Sea, which features an array of local vendors with specialty foods, clothing and household items.And it didn’t seem to matter to the crowd of patrons who browsed, while adhering to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, that the weather Friday was damp and chilly.Friends Joan Vicari, of Egg Harbor Township, and Kathy Ghannavati, of Seaville, only seemed to care about the great deals they were buying.By 1 p.m., the women already had a few bags in each hand filled with everything from holiday ornaments to guacamole.“It feels great to be out here shopping and everyone is so happy and friendly and wearing their masks,” Vicari noted. “We make it a point to shop local and this is a great way to do it.”From left, friends Joan Vicari, of Egg Harbor Township, and Kathy Ghannavati, of Seaville, display some of their buys.The two-day, open-air market began at noon and went to 5 p.m. on Friday and continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the field behind the Sports & Civic Center at 6th Street and the Boardwalk. All CDC regulations are strictly adhered to amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Michele Gillian, executive director of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, explained that the upscale shopping event helps local businesses.“We are excited to bring a new event to Ocean City that encourages people to shop our Ocean City businesses in a fun atmosphere,” she said.Winterfest was in the works for a couple of years, Gillian noted. However, the original plan was for it to be indoors, which shifted due to the pandemic.“I think Ocean City needs to do more outdoor events,” Ghannavati said, adding that you just have to dress for the occasion. “We have our hoods on. We are bundled up.”Shoppers browse for bargains at Winterfest.Clare Pfeil, of Philadelphia, stopped to taste test some cashews from Mick Julia’s Mullica Hill-based store, called Karen and the Nut.“Fabulous,” Pfeil said of Winterfest, as she purchased some roasted cashews. “I’m glad they are doing something.”Julia added that as a business owner who does the shows, the cancellation of the popular Ocean City Fall Block party was a disappointment, but this made up for it.“I think tomorrow, with the weather forecast to be nice, it will be off the charts,” he said of the crowd he expects Saturday at Winterfest.Andrea Freda of Pillowz by Andrea does about 30 shows a year.This year, like so many other business owners, it was difficult for Freda. And like Julia, she said it was tough not counting on the blockbuster Fall Block Party to showcase her wares.Andrea Freda displays artwork on what will be made into a pillow.But Winterfest seemed to make up for it, she noted, as she arranged some of her merchandise and people stopped by to browse.“I always do the Ocean City shows,” Freda explained of both the fall and spring block parties. “The Chamber of Commerce has been great to vendors. I definitely like that they offered this event and would definitely do it again.”Rose Veltri and Alex Seedes, managers at Top Sail Steamers, an Ocean City business, displayed gift cards and baskets for customers to view.“I think Winterfest is a great substitute for the block party,” Veltri said. “The Chamber was really helpful, and everyone is social distancing and wearing their masks.”But every once in a while, there were those who took off their masks – albeit for a couple of seconds.And there was good reason.“I can’t resist these doughnuts. I just love these things,” said Kathy Hoffman, of Ocean City, who sampled some confections from Cape May-based RSK Doughnuts as she entered the event.“This is a perfect location for Winterfest,” Hoffman said. “There is so much to see. I plan on getting a few things and I may get more doughnuts.”Kathy Hoffman, of Ocean City, munches on some doughnuts.last_img read more

Driver killed in fiery early morning crash in Osceola

first_img WhatsApp By Tommie Lee – June 3, 2020 1 572 Twitter IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleRemains of body found in river sent for DNA testingNext articlePolice investigating car vs. motorcycle crash in St. Joseph County Tommie Lee Twitter Driver killed in fiery early morning crash in Osceola Google+ (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) One person was killed after their car crashed into a building and caught fire early Wednesday morning in Osceola.Police say it happened around 2:15 a.m. north of Osceola Dragway near Ash and Vistula.The car crashed into Midway Marina and the driver was trapped inside. First responders were unable to free the driver from the burning vehicle and a police officer was injured in the attempt.A witness told police the vehicle was speeding before the crash. The identity of the driver has not been released but the car was registered in South Bend. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

City of South Bend releases phase 2 of summer paving list

first_img City of South Bend releases phase 2 of summer paving list TAGS20/20Indiananeighborhoodspavingphase 2South BendSummer WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – June 19, 2020 0 586 Pinterest Twitter Previous articleACLU suing Indianapolis for police using tear gas during protestNext articleMan arrested for OWI following fatal motorcycle crash Thursday Brooklyne Beattycenter_img Twitter Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ The City of South Bend has announced the second phase of street paving.This phase includes several neighborhood streets, which are in deteriorating condition.This phase includes 12.75 lane miles of street paving, which is in addition to the 40 lane miles already announced in April.RELATED: City of South Bend releases phase 1 of 2020 paving listWork is expected to be completed by mid-September.The follow neighborhoods are slated to be paved during phase II:Calvert from Twyckenham Drive to Ironwood DriveElmer Street from Elwood Avenue to Lincoln Way WestEwing Street from Twyckenham Drive to Ironwood DriveIllinois Street from Ford Street to Western AvenueIronwood Road from the U.S. 20 Bypass to Kern Road*Jackson Street from Miami Street to York RoadMagnolia Street from Indiana Avenue to Prairie AvenueMishawaka Avenue from Ironwood Drive to Logan StreetNash Street from Indiana Avenue to Prairie AvenuePulaski Street from Indiana Avenue to Calvert Street*Collaborative paving project between the City and St. Joseph County Streets must be milled and prepped prior to paving, and will be closed during working operations (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Signage will be posted prior to the start of work.For more information, visit southbendin.gov/paving. WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Police: Suspected drunk driver arrested after being caught going double the speed limit

first_img Facebook Pinterest By Network Indiana – January 19, 2021 0 270 Facebook Police: Suspected drunk driver arrested after being caught going double the speed limit Google+ IndianaLocalNews (“Police car lights” by Scott Davidson, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A driver caught driving twice the speed limit on State Road 130 denied being drunk.Porter County police say around 12:25 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16,  an officer spotted a car traveling 70 mph in a 35 mph zone.The officer stopped the car near County Road 475 West. The driver, Jessie James, 47, had speech so slurred the officer could barely understand him.James was then taken to a hospital for a blood draw, which showed a BAC of 0.41 — more than five times the legal limit of 0.08.However, when told this, James denied being drunk, saying if he was a 0.41, he would not even be alive.Regardless, James faces a felony DUI. WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleDunes Learning Center taking applications for two internshipsNext articleTwo Mishawaka Wendy’s employees injured by customer after she was refused a refund Network Indiana Google+last_img read more