The Greenland Ice Core Chronology 2005, 15–42 ka. Part 2: comparison to other records

first_imgA new Greenland Ice Core Chronology (GICC05) based on multi-parameter counting of annual layers has been obtained for the last 42 ka. Here we compare the glacial part of the new time scale, which is based entirely on records from the NorthGRIP ice core, to existing time scales and reference horizons covering the same period. These include the GRIP and NorthGRIP modelled time scales, the Meese-Sowers GISP2 counted time scale, the Shackleton–Fairbanks GRIP time scale (SFCP04) based on 14C calibration of a marine core, the Hulu Cave record, three volcanic reference horizons, and the Laschamp geomagnetic excursion event occurring around Greenland Interstadial 10. GICC05 is generally in good long-term agreement with the existing Greenland ice core chronologies and with the Hulu Cave record, but on shorter time scales there are significant discrepancies. Around the Last Glacial Maximum there is a more than 1 ka age difference between GICC05 and SFCP04 and a more than 0.5 ka discrepancy in the same direction between GICC05 and the age of a recently identified tephra layer in the NorthGRIP ice core. Both SFCP04 and the tephra age are based on 14C-dated marine cores and fixed marine reservoir ages. For the Laschamp event, GICC05 agrees with a recent independent dating within the uncertainties.last_img read more

St Hilda’s elect first ever male Principal

first_imgSt Hilda’s has recently elected its first ever male Principal, sparking controversy amongst former and present students. The college, which was all-female until 2008, has elected Sir Gordon Duff, an Oxford graduate and Lord Florey professor in Molecular Medicine at the University of Sheffield, to serve as the eleventh Principal.In an email sent to students to announce his election, it was stated that, “He is married to Lady Duff, an alumna of St Hilda’s college.”This resulted in some twitter posts from students and alumni disappointed that the once all-female college has chosen to elect a male Principal, as well as the implication that his marriage to an alumna justifies his election. Helena Dollimore, a History and Politics student and former OULC co-chair, tweeted, “Pretty disappointed that my college, which was all women until 2008, has just appointed a male president. We’ve got enough of them in world.”Wadham SU President, Anya Metzer, tweeted in response, “possible unfortunate implication that as soon as a man is eligible he is preferable”.However the biggest reaction against the appointment has come from college alumni.Ruth Hunt, CEO of Stonewall and former JCR president at St. Hilda’s, tweeted, “I can’t help but feel a little disappointed that the new principal of St Hilda’s is a man. Such important role models for me when I was 18.”She also referred to the appointment as the “End of an era” and wrote that, “the reference to his wife in the release just epitomises how they have completely missed the point. Which is more disappointing”.Val McDermid, a writer and broadcaster who attended St Hilda’s before it became mixed, also tweeted about the reference to his wife in the press release, “His wife knows our little ways, so it’ll all be ok. Yeah, right. Mary Bennett must be birling in her grave.”Historically, five Oxford colleges were established as all-female institutions. These were Somerville, St Anne’s, Lady Margaret Hall, St Hughs, and St Hilda’s. Of these, St. Hilda’s was the last to go mixed and accept male members, and today still retains a majority of female fellows.  The Vice-Principals Dr Katherine Clarke and Dr Selina Todd, who chaired the election process said that, “Sir Gordon Duff’s record of leadership and academic achievement and his outstanding contributions to public policy make him the ideal candidate to lead St Hilda’s as we approach our 125th anniversary in 2018.”The college’s Equal Opportunity Policy, which can be found on its website, states that, “Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of his or her sex, marital status, sexual orientation, racial group, or disability.”Dr Todd further commented, “We are very proud of our history as a college that have pioneered equality of access to higher education.”last_img read more

Oxbridge degrees less advantageous for women than men, study finds

first_imgA recent report from Thomas International shows that Oxbridge degrees have less of an effect on career attainment for women than for men and that women pursuing a career are instead judged more on personality.The study demonstrated that a man’s age and education are 150% more likely to predict his employment in a senior role than are those same characteristics for a woman. These factors account for 25% of the reason a man may be employed in a senior position and 10% of why a woman may be.Head of Psychology at Thomas International, Jayson Darby, wrote that this means “mediocre men are getting ahead of better women.”The analysis comes from data collected from over 100 director-level female leaders compared against their male counterparts. Darby further stated that Oxbridge “can be an old boys’ club,” telling The Independent that “things are so much about who you know rather what you know.”He said: “A man with an Oxbridge degree will be offered a huge advantage in their career efforts compared to a woman with an equivalent qualification, even if she has better leadership traits.“The end result will be lots of average men getting ahead of more talented women.”The Thomas study also found that men and women share similar levels of emotional intelligence and have comparable personality traits, finding far greater discrepancies in emotional perceptions of each gender. Darby stated that “there is an inherent bias in the way people describe female success, and it’s holding women back.”He told The Global Recruiter: “Our research has shown that women are as likely as men to have the traits of a good business leader, but women face additional hurdles to their success; the very traits that are proven predictors of leadership potential are judged negatively when they are shown by women.“You have got the unconscious bias at the recruitment stage, such as an older man being seen as more advantageous in business, but older women not being seen like this.”These findings come in light of the University admitting more women than men in this year’s intake.Earlier this year, Cherwell reported that this year’s intake of freshers was made up of 1,070 18-year-old women, compared to 1,025 men of the same age.Women not only gained a greater numbers of offers, but also applied in record numbers.At the time, Catherine Canning, VP for Access and Academic Affairs at Oxford SU said: “It is important to recognise that Oxfordhas finally reached gender parity in its admissions for the first time in its 1,000-year history.“However, there are still significant disparities in admissionsparticularly around race and class. It is also important to recognise that access is more than an offer letter and Oxford University should be making sure all students feel welcome here.”last_img read more

Jam Cruise Releases Pro-Shot Video Of moe.’s Al Schnier’s Sit-In With Twiddle For “Mamunes”

first_imgThis January, Jam Cruise 15 set sail, with some of the biggest names in live music aboard, collaborating, and throwing down. While Vulfpeck was originally slated to perform on the boat, when a scheduling change forced the band to back out, Vermont’s Twiddle was tagged in. As is the Jam Cruise way, during Twiddle’s set on January 21st, the group invited guitarist Al Schnier from moe. to join the quartet during a rendition of their feel-good number “Mamunes The Faun.”moe. & Members of Turkuaz Perform “Naive Melody” On Jam Cruise [Pro-Shot Video]Across the fourteen-minute rendition, the band moves into a jazzy, laid-back, and spacious jam segment, marking a stark contrast from the upbeat chorus of the song. During this jam, the group almost moves into electronic-inspired sounds carried by Ryan Dempsey behind the keys. Eventually, this spacey section builds with urgency to a quick and frenetic peak featuring dueling guitars from Schnier and Twiddle’s resident guitarist Mihali Savoulidis before moving back into the song’s triumphant and lighthearted chorus.Exclusive Videos From moe. And Twiddle’s Summer Camp Secret Set [Watch]The magical musical experience that is Jam Cruise will be setting sails next January, when Jam Cruise 16 takes over the Norwegian Jade from January 17th through 22nd. After it embarks from Miami, Florida, the cruise will round through Roatan, Honduras, and Grand Cayman during its weeklong circuit.As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill. You can check out the video of Twiddle’s performance of “Mamunes The Faun” with Al Schnier below to get stoked for next year’s Jam Cruise, which is bound to have similarly all-star collaborations across its trip. You can check out this year’s massive Jam Cruise lineup here, and get more information about the event on its website here.[Photo: Phierce Photo]last_img read more

Dickey Betts Announces ‘Ramblin’ Man: Live At The St. George Theatre’ Live Album/DVD

first_imgFormer Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts has revealed plans to release a new live album and DVD, Ramblin’ Man: The Dickey Betts Band Live at the St. George Theatre, due out on July 12th via BMG.Betts’ forthcoming live album and concert film document a 90-minute performance by the Dickey Betts Band at Staten Island, NY’s historic St. George Theatre from July 21st, 2018. Betts’ band includes his former Great Southern bandmates—son Duane Betts (guitar), Frankie Lombardi (drums, backup vocals), Mike Kach (keyboards and lead vocals) and Pedro Arevalo (bass)—as well as equally talented new additions Damon Fowler (lead/slide guitar and vocals) and Steve Camilleri (drums).Related: How The Peach Music Festival Continues To Keep The Allman Brothers Spirit Alive [Videos]The 2018 performance, which will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, CD and vinyl, features a number of Allman Brothers Band favorites, including a special “Midnight Rider” tribute to Gregg Allman featuring Gregg’s son Devon Allman on lead vocals. Later in the show, Dickey paid his respects to Gregg again with an electric take on “Whipping Post”.See the full tracklist for Betts’ forthcoming Ramblin’ Man: The Dickey Betts Band Live at the St. George Theatre release below.expanding more-text=”View Tracklist”]Ramblin’ Man: The Dickey Betts Band Live at the St. George Theatre Tracklist:1. “Hot ’Lanta”2. “Blue Sky”3. “Statesboro Blues”4. “Midnight Rider” with special guest Devon Allman5. “My Getaway”6. “Nothing You Can Do”7. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”8. “Whipping Post”9. “Ramblin’ Man”10. “Jessica”[/expanding]last_img read more

Tamzin Outhwaite on Not Singing in London’s How the Other Half Loves

first_img Tamzin Outhwaite is a major TV name in Britain, where her West End credits include Di and Viv and Rose and the title role in Sweet Charity, but the actress is returning to her roots by co-starring in the revival at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, of the classic Alan Ayckbourn comedy How the Other Half Loves. The engaging performer took time prior to the start of previews to talk about growing older and not having to sing eight times a week.You began your stage career with Ayckbourn, so how does it feel to return to this? It was my first-ever play. I played Evelyn in Absent Friends and in the 20 years since I haven’t done an Ayckbourn play at all. So when I got the call about this, it felt right to be revisiting someone whose work had brought me so much joy. I don’t feel with Alan that I am out of turn in using the word “genius.” His stuff is extremely clever as well as being extremely real, and the comedy only comes from the realism and the truth of what’s actually going on—a truth that can sometimes get quite dark.His structure, too, is amazing—in this very play, for instance.Yes! How the Other Half Loves famously has a dinner party scene where geographically you’ve got one couple in two different places at two separate evenings but shown in the same theatrical time. It’s the most chaotic but also brilliantly written scene.Tell us about your character of Teresa Phillips.I think she’s a bright girl but she’s married to a man, Bob, who spends less and less time at home, so she feels very unappreciated and doesn’t leave the house much. As I see it, they were probably very much in love but they have had a baby who has probably ruined everything for them. I think everyone’s experienced at some point something that goes on between one of the three couples in the play.Ayckbourn is pretty ruthless on the topic of marriage.Very much so. [Co-star] Jason [Merrells] and I are pretty much continually at each other’s throats, and it feels at times as if it could get quite violent. Sometimes, you find yourself laughing and thinking, “that doesn’t feel right,” but if we haven’t got laughter, what else have we got? I’m not sure I want true darkness with no comedy.Has doing this play affected your own view of dinner parties?I actually love throwing dinner parties, but I don’t get much time to do them, and I think at the time this play was written [1969], dinner parties were a lot less relaxed than they are now. People are much more sociable nowadays.Did you worry that the play might be dated?Not in terms of the dialogue. The portrait of the relationships holds up in every way. The only way it might seem a period piece is through the clothing and the props. That’s where the clues are.You were at the same theater six years ago starring in Sweet Charity, so this is quite a change.It is, but there’s a lot to be said for just playing the scenes without breaking into song and dance. Funnily enough, when I first did Alan’s work 20 years ago I was desperately trying to be taken seriously as an actress and not just someone who could do what we call a twirly and a turn.But you also love musicals?I do. There’s something about a musical that has a buzz like nothing else, when you’re singing and dancing at the same time with a large chorus and harmonies that sound wonderful and you can see that what’s happening onstage is affecting the whole audience. The buzz you get from that is like no other.For someone who came to attention on TV in EastEnders, why have you retained your devotion to the stage?That’s because when we were at college, we didn’t train in TV or film; we trained to be onstage because that’s what you do. And it sounds cliché, I know, but going back to the theater feels like going home to me. It makes me scared—even terrified sometimes—but terrified in a very healthy way.What about the States—do you feel the need to try and crack the American market?I went out there a long time ago and got a great manager and did pilot season and stuff like that, but L.A. isn’t the place for a lady of my age. Since having children, life’s priorities change: schooling means that I’m quite tied to London at the moment, and I think as you get older, you spend less time being desperate to do things.Any musicals you’re eyeing for the future?Well, there’s a lot of Sondheim I would love to do but my ambition at this point isn’t really about doing this or that specific title but really to keep going—to me, that’s success. Tamzin Outhwaite & Nicholas le Prevost in ‘How the Other Half Loves’ (Photo: Alastair Muir) View Commentslast_img read more

Xeriscaping.

first_imgGeorgia summers will almost always have hot, dry periods, and conserving water willalways be important. Next on “The GeorgiaGardener,” host Walter Reeves talks with University of Georgia horticulturist Gary Wade about xeriscaping.Wade identifies some water-stretching landscape plants. He shows how to save water bymatching the plant to the planting site. And he tells how to learn more about xeriscaping.On the same show, which airs July 8 and 10 on Georgia Public Television, Helen Phillipsof Callaway Gardens will show how she recycled a piece of 8 inch PVC pipe into a planttower. And Parker Andes of Callaway Gardens will show some of the virtues of oakleafhydrangea.”The Georgia Gardener” is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. It airsThursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GPTV.The show is a production of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences and PFC Holding Company.last_img read more

Dual Degrees

first_imgAmerican and international students continue to be attracted to the dual master’s degree program in sustainable agriculture offered through a partnership between the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CRSS) and the University of Padova (UNIPD) Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE) in Italy.The dual degree is a two-year program that allows students to earn two master’s degrees simultaneously while attending school at UGA and at UNIPD. Two students — Aaron Bruce of Lakeland, Georgia, and Samuele Lamon of Moniego Di Noale, Italy — graduated from the program this spring. They are the third and fourth students to graduate, respectively.George Vellidis, UGA Tifton campus academic director and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) agricultural engineer, helped connect UGA agricultural scientists and UNIPD scientists through the TransAtlantic Precision Agriculture Consortium in 2016. In three years, the program has exceeded his expectations.“Our limiting factor is funding to support the students. We have 12 students in the program now and we’re adding three more in the fall. The students are in all stages of completion. New students begin either at UNIPD or at UGA and then they go to the other university to conduct their research,” Vellidis said.While students benefit from studying at two universities with leading agricultural programs, they also participate in research that has far-reaching implications.In Italy, Bruce’s research focused on studying nitrogen levels in durum wheat, a popular crop grown in Italy for pasta. The research involved the use of sensors to help understand the uptake dynamic of the essential nutrients in the field. The objective is to avoid applying fertilizer where it isn’t needed and to maximize wheat protein production.“During the experiment, we used spectral reflectance sensors to estimate crop growth or biomass during the growing season by directly measuring the amount of chlorophyll in the leaves, and yield and protein sensors during harvest to measure the yield and protein content of the wheat. These are all concepts that Dr. Vellidis teaches in his precision agriculture class,” Bruce said.While at UGA-Tifton, Lamon studied with CAES plant geneticist Peggy Ozias-Akins. His project focused on adding late leaf spot disease resistance traits when crossing a cultivated peanut with a wild peanut. Multiple chromosomal segments from the wild species were identified using molecular markers, combined in different peanut lines and then tested in lab and field environments to see which reduced infection, sporulation and defoliation.Lamon won first place in the master’s category in a centennial poster competition at UGA-Tifton on Friday, May 3.Tifton, Georgia, native Logan Moore was the first student to graduate from the program in July 2018. He experienced two growing seasons while in Italy from May 2017 to July 2018. He studied the population dynamics of the brown marmorated stink bug and its damage potential to both kiwi fruit and cherries, crops grown in Italy.“I would say it was an incredible experience. I was able to increase my knowledge on how research is conducted as well as gain an appreciation for the culture itself,” Moore said.Moore is currently earning his doctorate at UGA and is working with CAES plant pathologist Tim Brenneman at UGA-Tifton.Although the students originate from UGA and UNIPD in this program, they’re not all of American and Italian descent. According to Vellidis, a dual degree student studying on the UGA Griffin campus hails from Nigeria and one that started at UGA and is headed to Italy this summer is from Brazil.“We have many international graduate students in our programs so we are not surprised that students from all over the world want to participate in the dual degree. It’s not something we thought about when we put it together, but it’s natural for it to progress this way as word gets out,” Vellidis said.For more information about the dual degree, visit https://t.uga.edu/4Zs.“To have the opportunity to earn two master’s degrees simultaneously from two prestigious universities was outstanding. I think it makes you a more marketable candidate for different job opportunities that you may be applying for as well,” Moore saidlast_img read more

Bootie Beer: When swimming means chugging

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,This weekend I paddled a Class III stretch of river for the first time. One of our friends flipped at the top of a rapid. He tried to roll his boat, but after three attempts he bailed and swam the rest of the rapid. The more experienced paddlers raced after him, his boat, and his gear.  At the take out, the others started heckling the swimmer and finally he yanked off his bootie and then chugged a beer out of his nasty river shoe. My stomach churned at the prospect of drinking a mixture of beer, foot funk, and river water. What’s this all about and will I be taunted to into consuming alcohol out of disgusting river gear if I continue to kayak?Thanks, Grossed OutDear Grossed Out,Congratulations on paddling your Class III stretch of river Grossed Out. Now that you’re officially an intermediate paddler, you’re subject to the unofficial kayak rule of the bootie beer. Consider it a rite of passage.The unofficial beer bootie rule requires that if a kayaker bails from her boat, she’s obligated to chug a beer from the footwear of a fellow kayaker. Not to be confused with a “beer booty,” which the Urban Dictionary defines as “a girl that is so ugly that you must be completely wasted to have any relations with her.” That comes later in the festivities, way after all the requisite beer booties have been consumed.Turns out that your friend actually got off lucky by drinking the beer out of his own booty. Typically, paddlers take pains to identify the oldest, most rank fungal-infested bootie to serve up the beer. And in the Southeast it isn’t uncommon for moonshine to be used instead.Some say the tradition is a penance for a swimmer risking his friends’ safety, as they chase the swimmer, his boat, and gear down the river. Others maintain that the ritual is good karma. Those who don’t do it after a swim risk upsetting the river gods and many say the river gods won’t be as forgiving on the swimmer next time.And Grossed Out when the time comes for your first beer bootie, remember that using footwear with holes is entirely unacceptable. So is spilling.Cheers!Mountain Mamalast_img read more

UPL Actions

first_img July 1, 2005 Regular News UPL Actions UPL Actions The Supreme Court recently issued eight court orders permanently prohibiting 14 persons and/or corporations from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law. The following entities are prohibited from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law: Edgar Amaya, individually, and Tamiami Agency International Document Center, Inc., formerly Tamiami Immigration Agency, Inc., Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a January 11 court order; it was alleged that respondent provided legal advice and services in immigration matters. (Case No. SC04-1460) Ana M. Gutierrez, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 24 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent prepared documents for a dissolution of marriage and rendered legal advice. (Case No. SC05-263) Christopher J. Kahlmeyer, individually and d/b/a American Asset Recovery, Tampa, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a January 13 court order; it was alleged that respondent provided legal assistance in judgment recovery matters. (Case No. SC03-1934) Eldred Redmon, N. Miami Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 24 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent held himself out as an attorney, appeared in court on behalf of a company, and agreed to represent a prisoner in a criminal appeal. (Case No. SC05-249) Nestor Romero, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 10 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent held himself out as an attorney and handled immigration matters. (Case No. SC05-203) Daniela J. Valeri, Asdrubal Ramos, and Ramos Balza & Associates, Inc., Coral Gables, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a February 10 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondents rendered advice and assisted others with immigration matters. (Case No. SC05-202) Augusto F. Santiago, individually, and Immigration Specialist Group, Inc., Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following an April 14 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent provided legal advice and services in immigration matters. (Case No. SC04-1229) Lev Kobrin, individually and d/b/a Immigrants Assistance Center, Sunny Isles Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 12 court order based on a stipulated injunction; it was alleged that respondent provided legal advice and services in immigration matters. (Case No. SC05-695) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion, and, if filed, determined.last_img read more