A non-linear regression model describing the mass-balance distribution of the whole Vatnajokull ice cap, Iceland, for the years 1992-2000 is presented. All available data from some 40 locations over this 9 year period were used to determine the parameters of the model. The regression model uses six adjustable parameters which all have a clear physical interpretation. They are the slope, direction and the height of the equilibrium-line altitude (ELA) plane, two altitude mass-balance gradients, and a maximum value of the surface mass balance. It is found that the temporal variation of the observed mass-balance distribution can be accurately described through annual shifts of the ELA. Annual shifts in ELA are on the order of 100 m, which is of the same magnitude as the change expected to be caused by the climate variation predicted during the next decades. A slight trend towards a more negative mass balance is detected during this 9 year period.
Associated Press February 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Belo scores 23 to carry Montana St. over Weber St. 77-63 Written by Tags: Big Sky/Jubrile Belo/Montana State Bobcats/Weber State Wildcats Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jubrile Belo had a season-high 23 points plus 11 rebounds as Montana State defeated Weber State 77-63.Harald Frey had 16 points and 10 assists for Montana State. Borja Fernandez added 14 points and Amin Adamu had 13.Cody John had 18 points for Weber State. Jerrick Harding added 16 points for the Wildcats.
With the majority of students remaining at home for at least the first half Hilary term, colleges won’t have to deal with large numbers of students self-isolating for the time being. However, for those in Oxford who do have to isolate, it will be more essential than ever that they are well-supported by their college, since it will be much more difficult to rely on friends. This breaches the guidance produced by Universities UK last October on best practice for supporting students who are required to self-isolate. This guidance stated that universities should stay “in regular, proactive and personal contact throughout the self-isolation period, to encourage them [students] to raise any issues or concerns and to identify those getting into difficulty.” One student complained that they were given “slabs of boiled unseasoned tofu with peas,” while another, who got sent the same meals four times in a row, said: “I never ever want black bean chicken and rice again!” 71% of respondents to our survey voted that they did not think that the amount they were charged for food was fair. The disdain for self-isolation meals even made it to Oxlove, with one post from November reading: “oxhate to the somerville isolation meals, the only food that makes you wish you had covid so you couldn’t taste it.” As well as the lack of communication, it also seems that there was a lack of clarity in the emails students did receive from their colleges. One student said: “college changed its mind about whether we would have to isolate,” whilst another said that they were not told that someone in their bubble had covid. A spokesperson from Somerville responded: “Our catering team worked exceptionally hard during Michaelmas term to deliver three nutritious, affordable meals a day to those in isolation, and many students and staff expressed their gratitude to them for this hard work. We regularly review our provision and will ensure that all comments made are taken into consideration and balanced against our overarching priority to keep our students, staff and the wider community safe during this difficult time.” The survey also called into question whether students were receiving adequate support from their college welfare teams whilst self-isolating. Oxford University’s Covid-19 Response, published at the start of Michaelmas term, said in regards to self-isolation: “Your College’s Welfare team will already have prepared for this eventuality and will be ready to help and support you where they can.” However, the survey found that 42% of students did not get any communication from their college welfare team whilst they were isolating. A key area of complaint was meal provisions, with only 44% of respondents voting that the food they were given was “adequate.” A Cherwell survey has found that 57% of respondents were not satisfied with their college’s handling of self-isolation last term. One student commented that they were “treated disrespectfully,” with “little support from the college.” A student wrote on Oxfess: “Normally I spend £20 a week on food. In isolation it was £13 a day for food that wasn’t really up to standard. I wasn’t allowed to use my kitchen so was left with no option than to receive the overpriced meals.” One student told Cherwell: “After telling me I had to isolate I never heard another word from college during the next 2 weeks.” Another said that their chaplain had promised to check in but this never happened. Students also complained that their food arrived cold due to it being transported from the main college site to external college accommodation. Despite generally negative feedback, some respondents did praise the support they received during their self-isolation, particularly from the JCR welfare reps. A student from Somerville said: “The JCR was amazing, always helping and checking in on me”. She added: “The principal also emailed me various times asking if everything was ok and if I needed anything in particular.” Another from Wadham said that the JCR welfare reps “were really good if you reached out but they didn’t initiate it too much.” The University of Oxford and the Oxford SU have been contacted for comment. As well as the questionable quality of the food, there was also the overwhelming sense that colleges were charging their students an unreasonable amount for their meals whilst in isolation.
IS IT TRUE that it was announced that the Evansville Courier and Press will not be printing its home delivery papers in Evansville anymore?…that also applies to the sister publication across the Money saving bridge known as the Henderson Gleaner and Journal?…the decision to make this move to a regional printing center in Louisville, Kentucky is happening with Gannett publications all across the United States?…this move will eliminate about 50 jobs locally and no information is available about any hiring in Louisville?…as many business are migrating to local control the news industry has been in consolidation mode and moving toward centralized planning and regional distribution?…while the association with the nationally recognized Gannett brand USA Today has liberated local publications from the burden of covering national news, the intimacy of local papers is being lost?…much of the content in what was once local sections of the paper are now filled with articles purchased from national and international news agencies like AP and Reuters?…at least sports, crime reports, obits, legal notices and the weather are still local, but who knows, these things may be aggregated at some point too?IS IT TRUE in the Spring of 2011 USI Dean Dr Steve Becker’s and City Councilman Dr. Dan Adams have an idea to make Ivy Tech-Evansville an important part of the new downtown I U Medical Center in order to achieve “REAL TEAM CARE”? …when the very first preliminary rendering of the new I U Medical school campus in 2013 was presented to the Medical School Center creative team Mayor Winnecke quickly signed on the proposed project? …the original architectural drawings had four separate building spaces that housed IU, Ivy Tech, U of E and USI Medical students? …we are now told that the current architectural drawings shows that IVY Tech is not part of the plans to be located in the I U Medical School-Evansville complex? …the taxpayer of Evansville pledged $57 million dollars to house Indiana University , University of Evansville, Southern Indiana University and Ivy Tech medical students in the soon to be build downtown I U Medical school complex? …since the announcement the powers that be have quietly eliminated IVY Tech medical class rooms from this project? …we wonder if this should be considered a “breach of the contract” by the State, IVY Tech and local officials that allowed Ivy Tech classes rooms to be eliminated in the new downtown Medical school? …we believe a contract is a contract?IS IT TRUE it has been aptly pointed out that when President Trump says “America First”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that other countries are last?…what this means is that our duly elected president has expressed an intention to make the best deals possible for the people of the United States?…we have no problem with taking care of the home folks first as the catatonic growth of the last decade has eroded the lifestyles of rank and file Americans to the point that our charity needs to begin at home?IS IT TRUE that Evansville’s Old National Bank announced record,earnings this week?…ONB was written about as a stock to consider on many financial blogs which may just drive the stock higher rewarding the earnings?…success of Evansville business is the best way for the City of Evansville to prosper and we congratulate Mr. Bob Jones, his board of directors, and his staff on this national recognition?IS IT TRUE the City County Observer awards Evansville City Councilwoman Missy Mosby the “absurdity of the week” award for accusing the Vanderburgh County Commissioners for failing to be transparent about a subject that was under discussion in a public meeting?…Councilwoman Mosby needs to learn what transparency means?FOOTNOTE: Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Was State Representative Hollie Sullivan out of bounds when she quietly filed a resolution to increase the local income tax without City Council knowledge?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
View Comments Excuse us while we hyperventilate because something Cumberbatch is coming to the state of Denmark. We (and you and everyone in the Cumberverse) started to tingle (and haven’t stopped) when we found out the devilishly delightful Benedict Cumberbatch will indeed play the Prince of Denmark in London in August 2015. So while we’re on hold with British Airways, we mashed up some of our fave pics of the Sherlock star with famous quotes from Hamlet. Hope this tides you over for a while, Cumberb*tches. See you at the Barbican next year!
Dear Evan Hansen Related Shows Tickets are now on sale for the much-buzzed about Broadway transfer of Dear Evan Hansen. Directed by Michael Greif and starring Ben Platt in the titular role, the tuner is set to begin previews in November and officially open on December 4 at the Belasco Theatre.With a book by Steven Levenson and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington D.C., last year and recently concluded its New York debut at off-Broadway’s Second Stage.The show follows outsider Evan Hansen, who feels invisible to his peers, his crush and his own mother. A letter he writes leads to an incident with a classmate, a series of lies and an entire community movement that catapults Evan into the spotlight. As the momentum builds and stakes rise, he struggles to hold onto his secret without jeopardizing his relationship with the ones he holds close.Platt will be joined by his Second Stage co-stars Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia, Mike Faist as Connor, Will Roland as Jared and Kristolyn Lloyd as Alana. Emmy winner Michael Park, who originated the role of Larry Murphy at Arena Stage, returns for the Broadway production. from $89.00 Star Files Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Ahnsen'(Photo: Margot Schulman) View Comments Ben Platt
U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Economist Robert Johansson will be in Athens on Feb. 17 to present his talk, “U.S. Farm Outlook for 2020 – Policy and Uncertainty,” at 10:30 a.m. as part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences J.W. Fanning Lecture.From changes in weather patterns and demographics to shifts in trade policy, farmers and agricultural officials have a lot to plan around these days.That’s a truth that USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson deals with daily as he helps compile the data needed by agricultural decision-makers to plan their production years and business plans.“We are very honored to have Dr. Johansson be our guest speaker for this year’s Fanning Lecture,” said Professor Octavio Ramirez, head of the CAES Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. “His work as USDA’s chief economist helps shape policies and trade agreements that have a profound impact on the competitiveness of our agricultural sector. We look forward to learning from his experiences and perspectives on these important matters.”The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) for the USDA helps advise the Secretary of Agriculture on several aspects of the industry, including “economic implications of policies and programs that affect the U.S. food and fiber system in rural areas.” It also supports USDA policy decision making in ways such as analyzing the impact of policy proposals and coordinating a response among different USDA agencies.Johansson received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University. After graduation, he served with the U.S. Peace Corps where he took on the role of an Extension agent in several African countries.He later received both his master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota. His research areas include biofuels policy, water quality and quantity policies, regulatory economics, regional modeling of agricultural systems, and food security.The Fanning lecture is held in conjunction with a private awards program; the public is invited to attend the talk free of charge. Email [email protected] with any questions and to RSVP. For more information about the role of the chief economist at the USDA visit usda.gov/oce/. For more information about the work being done in the UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics visit agecon.uga.edu.
By the decision of the Zagreb County Court, the announced strike in Croatia Airlines was declared illegal
The Zagreb County Court today ruled that the strike at Croatia Airlines, announced by the ORCA union, was declared illegal. In addition, the court banned the ORCA union from organizing and conducting the strike announced for August 8 this year until the strike demands are met.As a reminder, the Zagreb County Court on Tuesday, August 7, issued a temporary measure banning the strike, which remains in force after today’s court decision on the illegality of the announced strike. The management of Croatia Airlines welcomes the aforementioned court decision, which, at the peak of the tourist season, still allows the company to perform a regular (planned) flight schedule, and passengers to arrive at their desired destinations. “Dirty play dirty”An interesting reversal of the situation, a strike must no longer be legally organized demanding better working conditions and higher wages. Perhaps the last step is for everyone to resign and move to other airlines, where professional staff is more valued. It would then be interesting to see the course of the situation and what then will be the move of the CA Management.It is Emirates in Split that is looking for new cabin crew members.EMIRATES IN SPLIT IN SEARCH OF NEW CABIN PERSONNEL MEMBERS
A police officer was injured after a scuffle in Lawrenceburg over the weekend.Lawrenceburg Police Department Officer Morgan Hedrick responded to a domestic battery call on Randy Avenue Sunday. Witnesses told him that Joseph Schuler had struck a woman.According to police, Schuler’s behavior was erratic, as he was making threats and had blood on his hands. Prior to Hedrick’s arrival, Schuler had allegedly threatened to take an officers firearm and “kill everyone.”When Hedrick attempted to detain Schuler he was hit. According to police, Schuler hit Officer Hedrick, while threatening to kill him and attempting to take his firearm.Additional officers arrived on the scene and Schuler was restrained.Officer Hedrick was treated and released from Dearborn County Hospital for injuries sustained during the incident.Schuler is facing several felony charges including attempted murder, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, intimidation on law enforcement, and criminal confinement strangulation.Lawrenceburg Police were assisted by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Aurora Police Department, and Lawrenceburg EMS.
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