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Sea ice extent and seasonality for the Early Pliocene northern Weddell Sea

first_imgGrowth increment analysis coupled with stable isotopic data (δ18O/δ13C) from Early Pliocene (ca 4.7 Ma)Austrochlamys anderssoni from shallow marine sediments of the Cockburn Island Formation, northernAntarctic Peninsula, suggest these bivalves grew through much of the year, even during the coldest parts ofwinter recorded in the shells. The high frequency fluctuation in growth increment width of A. anderssoniappears to reflect periodic, but year-round, agitation of the water column enhancing benthic food supplyfrom organic detritus. This suggests that Austrochlamys favoured waters that were largely sea ice free. Ourdata support interpretation of the Cockburn Island Formation as an interglacial marine deposit and theprevious hypothesis that Austrochlamys retreated from the Antarctic as sea ice extent expanded, thistransition occurring during climate cooling in the Late Pliocene.last_img read more

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Boomin in funding talks with original Purplebricks backers and… estate agents

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Boomin in funding talks with original Purplebricks backers and… estate agents previous nextMarketingBoomin in funding talks with original Purplebricks backers and… estate agentsPurplebricks has confirmed it is in talks with a range of VC and industry backers including, says Sky News, DN Capital.Nigel Lewis16th December 20201 Comment944 Views One of the early backers of Purplebricks, DN Capital, is in talks with Michael Bruce to back his new venture, Boomin, along with several estate agency chains and other investors.DN Capital first put money into Purplebricks in March 2014 but later exited from the hybrid agency after realising significant returns on its original investment.According to Sky News, the London-based venture capital firm is one of several in talks with Boomin as it bids to raise up to £25 million from prospective investors to bankroll its high-profile bid to rival Zoopla and Rightmove.Bruce, whose new venture is based in Birmingham and is reported to have over 100 employees getting the platform ready for launch next year, told Sky News, “We are in talks with a multitude of investors, including some estate agents and strategic sector investors, on a first and significant equity raise to augment the substantial funds which are continuing to be provided by the founders of Boomin.”New signingBoomin has also signed up another large London estate agency, 19-branch Douglas & Gordon (D&G). Its CEO James Evans recently told that The Negotiator that estate agents are way behind on tech to their customers’ detriment and now need to catch up as a younger generation of buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants become customers.“At D&G it has always been paramount that we give our clients maximum exposure to the housing market so that we can secure them the very best results,” says Evans (pictured).“So we are really excited to be working with Boomin, an innovative and forward thinking new property portal.“We have no doubt that they will be hugely successful, and D&G and our clients are looking forward to sharing in this success.”dn capital james evans Boomin Purplebricks Michael Bruce Douglas & Gordon December 16, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 16th December 2020 at 4:04 pmBooomin signed up Douglas and Gordon, oh that makes it alright then. Watch them and maybe all of us get our fingers burnt from this lot. Stay well away.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Bonnaroo Kicks Off With Stellar Sets From Vulfpeck, Con Brio, Papadosio & More

first_imgThe London Souls VulfpeckA full gallery of images can be seen below: The 15th annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival opened yesterday, welcoming tens of thousands of eager music fans back to the farm for a day of sunny skies, awesome music and our first look at the new permanent bathrooms. On the stages there were incredible sets from Vulfpeck, Papadosio, The London Souls, Con Brio, The Floozies and “Play Your Way In” contest winners Roots Of A Rebellion with dozens of other bands, comedy acts and more to start the party with a bang!Bonnaroo is rumored to have a much smaller audience this year, with estimated attendance hovering around ~50,000. The smaller population welcomes an intimacy that checks out for all attendees looking to navigate a more manageable festival. Having this extra space has allowed for fans to venture toward the stages of more up-and-coming bands, like Con Brio, Vulfpeck (watch their full set here), and The London Souls; but the band who probably made the most breakthrough impact was The Floozies, who played a raging headlining set to a wild, high energy crowd at This Tent.Other notable sets came from Børns, who played a rocking version of Arcade Fire‘s “Rebellion Lies”, and a mesmerizing version of David Bowie‘s “Heroes,” as well as Marian Hill, who kept the downtempo, glitchy electronic beats in tune with a live saxophone, keeping everyone on their feet and in the groove. Part of the glory of Bonnaroo is experiencing these artists, who are otherwise unassociated with the jam scene, and accepting the diverse nature of contemporary music. The farm is a magical place, one that just keeps giving back to the minds who are willing to be open.In true Roo fashion, GRiZ played a funky surprise 2AM set at the Kalliope Stage, followed by the electronic grooves of Cashmere Cat. With tunes going until the odd hours of the night, it’s safe to say that the sunny skies and the infectious vibes of Bonnaroo’s Thursday was a complete success. We’ll have lots more coverage of the festival as it progresses, but for now check out a few shots here a full gallery of photos from our own Rex Thomson below!Con Brio Load remaining images Roots Of A Rebellion Lolawulf Papadosiolast_img read more

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PREMIERE: The Routine Releases New Feel-Good Funk Track, “Rowdy”

The Routine is a genre-defying five-piece whose sound infuses soul, rock, electric blues, funk, and more. Though their name may be “the routine,” the act is anything but, focusing on musicality and innovation in the face of many of the overproduced tunes of today. Born and based out of San Diego, The Routine has been focused on recording in recent months after acquiring used gear and converting their rehearsal space (affectionately dubbed “The Shrine”) into a fully functioning recording studio. The tracks they’ve been recording are imbued with a unique and raw tone, which they’ve nicknamed the “Shrine Sound,” and since early 2017, The Routine has been focused on recording a full-length album, Standard American Diet, which is due out soon.Today, the group has released a brand-new self-produced single called “Rowdy,” which shows the group exploring their collective funk sensibilities. The track was engineered by the band’s guitarist, Russell Ramo, and shows The Routine at their finest. With the impassioned and gritty vocals laid down by vocalist Bryan Barbarin front and center, “Rowdy” is a smooth, feel-good number featuring tight musicianship across the board. As singer Bryan Barbarin explains, “’Rowdy’ is an anthem, a funk and soul gumbo sure to get your head bobbing and your feet stomping.”Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the latest from The Routine. Take a listen to “Rowdy” off the band’s upcoming album, Standard American Diet, below, and get more information about the band plus their upcoming tour dates on the group’s website here. read more

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Show Some Skin’ opens auditions for 2014 show

first_img“Show Some Skin”, a show comprised of monologue performances that discuss issues such as race, gender and sexuality, will begin auditions today for the Feb. 2014 performances, show director Clarissa Schwab, said. The audition process is simple, and everyone is invited to participate, Schwab said. “All we look for in actors is open-mindedness,” she said. “If you are closed-minded at all especially with these kinds of stories, it’s just not going to work out. You have to be open-minded to accept their story, let that reflect, and let that simmer and marinate then present it for everyone to see.” Show Some Skin, now in its third year, was founded in Spring 2012 by Edith Cho, JeeSeun Choi and Hien Luu to spark a conversation about race relations at Notre Dame, according to the show’s website, ndshowsomeskin.com. Schwab said this year’s show will be “the biggest yet.” In previous years, the performances were held in the Carey Auditorium, but this year the show will be held on the main state of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, she said. “The show started out pretty small, then it got a little bigger,” Schwab said. “Now we just want to really have a presence on this campus. To be on the main stage, it takes the show to a new level.” While the show is still more than two months away, Schwab said the “Show Some Skin” team started gearing up for the show this summer. “We have been working hard since the summer,” Schwab said. “We have all the stories we want to say. If there are no actors to say them, there is not going to be a show.” Schwab said the 2014 show is subtitled “Be Bold,” and said the name derives from the 2013 performance. “In last year’s show, there was a monologue presented by a girl who invited the audience to share their story and be bold,” Schwab said. “She shared all these things about herself and said ‘Now it’s your turn, so you go ahead, you share what you want the world to know or what you’re afraid to say.’” According to Schwab, the performance by actors is based on anonymous stories submitted by students, faculty and even South Bend residents. “Although we want people to be bold and stand up, a lot of times it’s hard for people to actually tell their story,” she said. “We didn’t want anyone to back out from having to tell the story just because they have to give a name.” Schwab said what makes Show Some Skin exciting is the wide range of topics on which it sheds light. “It’s a roller coaster. Everything you can expect, it’s there,” she said. “‘Show Some Skin’ has it all.” According to the Facebook page, the show’s acting auditions will be held on Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library. Contact Paul Kim at [email protected]last_img read more

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Town of Carroll To Improve Cobb Waterway Trail

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.FREWSBURG – The Town of Carroll will enhance and beautify the Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail which is located on Falconer Street in Frewsburg near the Conewango Creek overpass.Carroll Town Supervisor Russ Payne announced the news Friday in a post he shared with WNYNewsNow.“Due to the ever increasing popularity of canoeing and kayaking in our area, it was determined that the Town would expand the parking capabilities of the Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail to accommodate the access to the Conewango Creek for recreation and tourism within our community,x Payne said.During the time of the anticipated construction and and improvements, Payne asked users of the boat launching area to be patient while the town highway and water department crews institute needed improvements to make it more user friendly. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Vermont delegation announces $1.1 million in funding for public health services

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Congressman Peter Welch (D) on Tuesday announced that the Vermont Department of Health will receive $1.1 million in federal support for public health programs.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding will support a new five-year program to link Vermont’s Blueprint for Health with existing public health data, support local public health programs and combat chronic disease. The Vermont grant is part of a $42.5 million nationwide investment in public health made possible by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590).‘This investment in the high quality programs run by the Vermont Department of Health will provide an important boost to public health services and improve the quality of care available to all Vermonters,’ said Leahy, Sanders and Welch. ‘By strengthening coordination between local, state and national health care authorities, this grant will ensure that Vermonters receive the best public health services available.’According to the Vermont Department of Health, the new award will strengthen Vermont’s ability to reduce the costly burden of chronic diseases by increasing attention to preventing illness and complications. It will support the work of the Department’s local prevention teams, which implement CDC best practices for health promotion and disease prevention at the local level. The grant will also link public health data systems and electronic health records to evaluate the effectiveness of Department programs.”We are delighted with this opportunity to strengthen the connections between Health Department programs and Vermont’s Blueprint for Health initiative,’ said Dr. Wendy Davis, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health. ‘Achieving meaningful health reform is not only about reforming the health care delivery system but must include sincere and sustained attention to effective population health and community-based prevention strategies.”In August, Leahy, Sanders and Welch wrote the Department of Health and Human Services in support of Vermont’s grant application.In their letter, the Vermont delegation wrote, ‘CDC’s grant program represents a unique and timely opportunity for Vermont to systematically increase the performance management capacity of its public health departments. The grant would assist Vermont in ensuring that public health goals are effectively and efficiently met.’Source: Vermont delegation. Sept. 21, 2010last_img read more

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Homeless Man Called in NUMC Bomb Threat, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A homeless man has been arrested for calling in bomb threat to Nassau University Medical Center from a pay phone in Westbury, Nassau County police said.Victor Perez made an anonymous call saying that there was a bomb in the hospital on Tuesday night, prompting a search of the building that did not turn up any explosives, police said.Third Squad detectives apprehended the 48-year-old suspect Wednesday night and charged him with making a terroristic threat.He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img

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NextGen Know-How: Resources for the new year

first_imgStart 2015 with renewed focus and better habitsby: Laurie J. Maddalena, MBA, CPCC, PHRHappy Holidays!For most leaders, this time of year can be exciting, yet also a bit stressful as you tackle all you need to get done at the office and home before the start of the new year. The new year is an exciting chance to start fresh and renew commitments and better habits.As we approach the end of the year, I want to share two resources to set you up for an awesome 2015.The first resource is called “Getting the Leadership Edge: The #1 Thing You Can Do Today to Increase Your Productivity by 25%.”  In my work with leaders, I have never met a professional who didn’t want to increase productivity to gain more time for planning, strategizing, or just thinking. This short report will guide you through four strategies to increase your productivity immediately so you can focus your efforts and get a lot more done. A great way to start the new year!The second resource is a Goal Designing exercise by one of my favorite business leaders, Darren Hardy. This is the best “goal setting” exercise I have come across, and I use it every year to help guide me as I design my upcoming year. While many goal setting exercises feel tedious to me, this one gets my juices flowing and is very energizing. You may also want to check out Hardy’s book, The Compound Effect, and the many resources he shares on his website. It’s a great inspirational and easy book to start the new year off right.I’d love to hear what you do to start the year off right. Leave a comment below with your new year strategies.Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, and I look forward to connecting with you in 2015! continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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2018 CUNA GAC kicks off, video of Nussle address will be streamed

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA kicked off its 2018 Governmental Affairs Conference Sunday, and throughout the week several events will be live streamed on CUNA’s Facebook page for those not in attendance. More than 5,000 credit union leaders are in attendance for this year’s GAC, the premier credit union event of the year.Events that will be streamed online include CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle’s speech, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (ET) Monday, and a presentation on CUNA’s Credit Union Awareness Initiative from Chief Strategic Communications Officer Douglas Kiker, scheduled for Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. (ET).Participants can log onto CUNA’s Facebook page prior to the start of both speeches and can engage with the livestream by sharing the link, submitting questions and comments and liking the live videos.last_img read more

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