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Factors influencing the stable carbon isotopic composition of suspended and sinking organic matter in the coastal Antarctic sea ice environment

first_imgA high resolution time-series analysis of stable carbon isotopic signatures in particulate organic carbon (delta C-13(POC)) and associated biogeochemical parameters in sea ice and surface waters provides an insight into the factors affecting delta C-13(POC) in the coastal western Antarctic Peninsula sea ice environment. The study covers two austral summer seasons in Ryder Bay, northern Marguerite Bay between 2004 and 2006. A shift in diatom species composition during the 2005/06 summer bloom to near-complete biomass dominance of Proboscia inermis is strongly correlated with a large ~10 parts per thousand negative isotopic shift in delta C-13(POC) that cannot be explained by a concurrent change in concentration or isotopic signature of CO2. We hypothesise that the delta C-13(POC) shift may be driven by the contrasting biochemical mechanisms and utilisation of carbon-concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) in different diatom species. Specifically, very low delta C-13(POC) in P. inermis may be caused by the lack of a CCM, whilst some diatom species abundant at times of higher delta C-13(POC) may employ CCMs. These short-lived yet pronounced negative delta C-13(POC) excursions drive a 4 parts per thousand decrease in the seasonal average delta C-13(POC) signal, which is transferred to sediment traps and core-top sediments and consequently has the potential for preservation in the sedimentary record. This 4 parts per thousand difference between seasons of contrasting sea ice conditions and upper water column stratification matches the full amplitude of glacial-interglacial Southern Ocean delta C-13(POC) variability and, as such, we invoke phytoplankton species changes as a potentially important factor influencing sedimentary delta C-13(POC). We also find significantly higher delta C-13(POC) in sea ice than surface waters, consistent with autotrophic carbon fixation in a semi-closed environment and possible contributions from post-production degradation, biological utilisation of HCO3- and production of exopolymeric substances. This study demonstrates the importance of surface water diatom speciation effects and isotopically heavy sea ice-derived material for delta C-13(POC) in Antarctic coastal environments and underlying sediments, with consequences for the utility of diatom-based delta C-13(POC) in the sedimentary record.last_img read more

NCAA Golf Roundup: 9/18

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMen’s GolfDRIGGS, Idaho-Kyler Dunkle shot -13, posting a score of 203, as the Utah Utes’ men’s golf squad won the team title to conclude the Showdown in the Rockies at the Huntsman Springs Golf Course Tuesday.The Utes had a collective team score of 842 (-22) with Utah State checking in tied for 9th.The highest-finishing Aggie was Colten Cordingley in 13th place as he broke even, posting a score of 216.Oregon State finished second in the team standings with a score of 855 (-9) while rounding out the top 5 were Texas Tech ( 856, -8), Saint Mary’s (857, -7) and Arizona (860, -4).SOUTH KENT, Conn.-Tuesday, Weber State’s men’s golf team finished competition at the Hartford Hawk Invitational by placing 15th out of 16 teams competing at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club. The tournament was won by the UCF Knights, who posted a score of 550. The individual winner was the Knights’ Bobby Bai who scored a 135.Weber State’s highest finisher was Jayce Frampton who tied for 43rd with a score of 147. The Wildcats’ team score was 604.Women’s GolfGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-As the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s golf fall preview concluded Tuesday, the Dixie State women learned a lot about themselves and how far they can go as the season progresses.The Trailblazers finished second overall in the standings with a collective score of  615 (+47). The University of Tampa Spartans won the team title with a score of 605 (+37).The Spartans’ Kiira Riihijarvi, a Finnish national, won the individual title with a score of 130 (-12).Dixie State’s highest finisher was Kaitlynn Deeble, a sophomore out of Boise, Idaho, who finished with a score of 148 (+6).Her teammate, Katie Ford, finished 8th, despite being projected to finish 21st. She excelled with a score of 150 (+8).The Trailblazers’ women are next in action October 1 and 2 as they host the Dixie State Fall Invitational at The Golf Course At Sand Hollow Resort of Hurricane, Utah.KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-Tuesday, at the Cherokee Country Club, the Brigham Young University women’s golf team finished 13th out of 17 schools at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate Tournament hosted by the University of Tennessee.The team title was won by Kent State as the Golden Flashes edged Middle Tennessee for the crown, 870-875.The individual winner was Kentucky’s Leonie Bettel, an Austrian national, who posted a score of 208 (-5).The Cougars’ highest finisher was Rosie Huang who tied for 23rd with a score of 222 (+9). Naomi Soifua finished tied for 31st for BYU, while Allysha Mae Mateo tied for 65th, Annick Haczkiewicz finished tied for 81st and Anna Kennedy tied for 87th for the Cougars. September 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local NCAA Golf Roundup: 9/18 Tags: Arizona/Colten Cordingley/Huntsman Springs Golf Course/Kyler Dunkle/Oregon State/Saint Mary’s/Texas Tech/Utah Men’s Golf/Utah State Men’s Golf Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Greggs opens shop on Cornmarket Street

first_imgOne student, however, considered the impact on local trade: “It’s disappointing to see yet another corporation taking a spot on the high street which could be filled by a small, local business.” Regional manager Steve Russell told The Oxford Mail: “Oxford is a great tourist destination and we know we are guaranteed plenty of footfall here in Cornmarket – I’m sure it’s going to be very busy. The Westgate Centre is great but it’s Cornmarket that is the traditional centre. The whole Greggs range will be on sale here including our vegan sausage rolls.” The firm announced that it made record profits in 2019, partly due to its recently released vegan range, which includes a sausage roll, steak bake, and doughnut. There are plans to open 100 more stores over the next year. The store is open seven days a week, and with 66 seats upstairs, it is one of the biggest Greggs in the country. Eve Bennett, an Oxford student and prominent YouTuber, tweeted: “Greggs opens today and I shall be having a steak bake for lunch which is all I have wanted since moving to Oxford. It has a seating area upstairs so I can work and eat there – THIS HAS CHANGED THE GAME.” Students have been eagerly anticipating the opening of Oxford’s Greggs since jobs were advertised in September 2019 and a planning application was submitted in November. The Oxford University Northerners Society hosted a Facebook event on Wednesday titled ‘Come Greggs With Me’ saying: “Today is the big day!!! The day we’ve all been waiting for!!! GREGGS HAS FINALLY COME TO OXFORD.” Greggs, the largest bakery chain in the UK, opened this week on Cornmarket in Oxford. “I’m delighted with how the opening has gone – customers are already queuing and I’m chuffed to bits – it’s going to be incredibly popular.” Another student told Cherwell: “I love how cheap the food is at Greggs, and how close it is to my college. I will definitely be going there every week for lunch. The vegan sausage rolls are so good – it’s rare to get such quality meat alternatives.” There was a queue out the door and across the street as customers flooded to the new store. last_img read more

Pecan Deluxe invests in new premises

first_imgPecan Deluxe Candy, the European inclusions specialist, has invested in new premises and is celebrating new certifications.The new buildings are not far from the company’s Leeds factory. It said they were “closer to primary access routes and with much improved potential for expansion”.Graham Kingston, managing director of Pecan Deluxe, said: “Our investment in new offices enables us to underpin that reputation with impressive new development kitchens, equipped with the very latest technology – and, of course, manned by some of the best product technologists in the industry.“Freeing up space within the production facility will allow us to develop the operational structure to support ongoing product development – it’s a win-win all round.”Pecan Deluxe is also celebrating two new certifications – the company has been assessed and accredited under the stringent RSPO Principles & Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil Production by accredited Certifying Bodies, and it has also become a UTZ-certified supplier. (UTZ certification supports sustainable farming, helping farmers to implement good agricultural practices).Kingston added: “We’re very proud of the standards that Pecan Deluxe has attained in quality management and safety systems, supporting our ongoing programme of product development and innovation that helps our customers to meet or exceed their own goals of consumer satisfaction.”Pecan Deluxe is now one of the biggest European suppliers of cookie dough pieces, which feature in many household-name premium ice creams, as well as fast food and gastropub desserts.last_img read more

Wildlight Goes All-Acoustic In Reworking Of ‘The Tide’ Album [Review/Full Stream]

first_imgWildlight’s The Tide acoustic redux invokes a sound and era that can be overlooked within our technologically-fueled society. The delicate performances harken back to a period and lifestyle rooted in the past; yet at once paving a path back toward lost innocence and social responsibility. This album serves as reminder that we can exist in that paradigm today. Reimagining the tunes from their stimulating sophomore opus as a stirring blend of global instrumentation, folk sensibilities, and indigenous influence, Ayla Nereo and David Sugalski (The Polish Ambassador) have crafted a statement bathing in sonic serenity.Listen to the album below.In tandem with the artists’ reverence, The Tide places a glistening spotlight on the earth, community, gratitude, healing and romance. Sugalski enlists a vibrant team of collaborators to facilitate an energetic transformation; The Tide’s formerly meditative dance music evolves elegantly into a softer, medicinal archetype. The creative ingenuity of lead producer Ryan Herr is a revelation. Sugalski’s compadre courts a courageous cavalcade, among them Tyson Leonard and Jesse Hendrix. The dexterous multi-instrumentalists employ a myriad of organic sounds to soothe and serenade with savoir-faire: banjo, violin, accordion, saxophone, flute, toy piano, melodica, duduk, mandolin, djembe, didgeridoo, kalimba, acoustic guitar and upright bass. These assembled artisans in antiquity deliver the listener to an intersection of love, hope, and awareness.Ayla Nereo’s multi-faceted melodies give rise to Wildlight’s impassioned vision and focused mission, the promise of our better tomorrow. From start to finish, Nereo’s femininity is found summoning the intrinsic power of her expressive voice. “Rain” and “From the Ground Up” feature poignant pleas in siren song: her angelic vocal tones calling to the spirits, these are soundtracks to the garden we have dreamt. On “The Crucible,” Nereo unveils a resolute rap and hauntingly gorgeous refrain, at once emotive and inspiring.”Ours to Give” is a soothing, warm lament on the benevolence within us all. “Holy Dust” features her aching, arching soprano, while “Grace, Fully” finds Nereo’s layered vocals basking in a bed of blissful banjo and lulling violin.Wildlight has created an organic, chilled vibe in rewiring their own previous brilliance. Filled with mystifying traditional music, this testimonial transmits a clear and focused intention; to empower community, heal wounds, celebrate love, and awaken the heroic human spirit. Full of evergreen hymns tuned to the magic of mother nature, The Tide (original) is revival strong enough to move mountains. Stripped of bass and bombast, this riveting reprise stays sublime in shadowed valleys.last_img read more

Watch Prince Destroy A Solo On “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, & More [Video]

first_imgMore than a decade ago, a bevy of musical legends joined forces on stage to help honor George Harrison’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In what could be considered one of the most remarkable Rock Hall induction ceremony performances of all time, Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and George’s son Dhani Harrison took the stage in 2004 to perform an incredibly powerful rendition of The Beatles‘ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Prince’s solo is just out of this world, concluding with him tossing his guitar into the air and strutting offstage.Related: Listen To A 19-Year-Old Prince Crush Every Instrument On The Super-Funky ‘Loring Park Sessions’Watch the unforgettable performance below:“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” [The Beatles cover] – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2004[Video: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame]Rest in Peace, Prince. Gone but never forgotten…[Originally published 4/22/16]last_img read more

HKS establishes the Walter Shorenstein Fellowship in Media and Democracy

first_imgHarvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced an ambitious new fellowship in honor of developer and philanthropist Walter Shorenstein and a name change for the research center endowed by the late Shorenstein in 1986. A gift of $5 million from Doug and Lydia Shorenstein to Harvard University will be used to fund the new Walter Shorenstein Fellowship in Media and Democracy. The fellowship will bring high-profile figures in the areas of media, politics and policy to the Kennedy School to engage with students, faculty, scholars and the public on important issues of the moment.“The Shorenstein Center was one of my father’s proudest achievements,” said Doug Shorenstein, “and I am delighted to be able to make this gift to honor his legacy and keep his influence alive.”“We are thrilled to launch the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellowship program thanks to the generosity of Doug and Lydia Shorenstein, and look forward to bringing innovative, cutting-edge thought leaders to the Center,” said HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. “The program will be a perfect way to honor Walter, whose visionary leadership drove the center, the Kennedy School, and the nation.”The Center’s name will become the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, replacing its previous name, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. “The name change is intended to recognize the generosity and commitment of the Shorensteins to the Center whose name will now honor the entire family,” said Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center Director. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Renewable generation sets new records on consecutive days in Australia’s main grid

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Output from wind and solar have surged to two new record highs in the National Electricity Market over the past 24 hours, with sunny and windy conditions combined to push their combined output towards 12 gigawatts, or nearly 50 per cent of total demand.The Australian Energy Market Operator, which recently released its 20-year blueprint mapping a path to up to 94 per cent renewables by 2040, celebrated the first record with a Tweet that noted the combined output of wind farms, and small and large-scale solar generation, exceeded 11,700MW for the first time. That smashed a record set back in November 2019, where combined wind and solar output hit 11,300MW.But it has taken less than 24-hours for the record to be broken yet again.According to OpenNEM, the combined output from wind and solar sources surged to a new high shortly before 11am, pushing past 11,830MW of combined output. It might have been even higher, given the delays and constraints that have had a heavy impact on wind and solar developers, and by industry estimates has reduced the anticipated output by an average of more than 700MW.At noon on Friday, renewables (including hydro) supplied 48.6 per cent of all electricity generated in the National Electricity Market, which covers New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. The prevailing conditions could see the market share of renewables surpass 50 per cent for the first time since 2019 over the coming weekend as demand reduces.Renewable energy output across the entirety of the NEM has averaged more than 33 per cent over the last 24-hours, with windy yet sunny conditions prevailing across Australia’s eastern states, and is approaching a new daily record, which was set on 12 November 2019 at 34.3 per cent.[Michael Mazengarb]More: Wind and solar output surge to new record high in main grid Renewable generation sets new records on consecutive days in Australia’s main gridlast_img read more

2 Stabbed During String of Lake Ronkonkoma Robberies, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old Yaphank man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stabbing two men during a string of armed robberies at a Lake Ronkonkoma shopping center in late June, Suffolk County police said. Jed Stout was charged with robbery, two counts of attempted robbery and two counts of assault for the alleged armed robberies that occurred between June 24 and June 29 at the same shopping center on Portion Road. Police said in all three incidents, Stout allegedly threatened to stab his victims if they refused his demands. On June 24, Stout targeted a 43-year-old man who was leaving a Wells Fargo ATM and allegedly threatened to cut the man if he refused to give him money, police said. The man gave up his wallet and was not injured. Four days later, Stout visited the same ATM, police said, and allegedly stabbed a 64-year-old man in the arm after he refused to hand over money. One day later, a 75-year-old man taking out the garbage in the parking lot of the shopping center was approached by Stout, who allegedly slashed the man in his face after he said he did not have money, police said. An investigation by Sixth Squad detectives led police to Stout. He was arrested Wednesday, a little more than two months after the alleged incidents occurred. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

Inside Marketing: Why credit unions need to have media sections on their websites

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’ve visited hundreds of credit union websites over the years, conducting research for various projects and reviews. Many of them are excellent. In the last few years, the quality has gone through the roof in a good way with compelling graphics, helpful text and vastly improved layouts and navigation.But there’s one section that seems to be lacking on most of these websites: a media or press section for reporters and editors.Why? Well, here you can get a quick history of recent company activity, milestones, new customers/clients, issues and trends or events. It’s a one-stop location for a quick glance at everything your credit union in this case is doing. Editors love this stuff, and I would think your members would, too.The media section is a smorgasbord of content for anybody looking into your organization. It’s all right there. A good media section will include: continue reading »last_img read more