The asynchronous relationship between millennial-scale temperature changes over Greenland and Antarctica during the last glacial period has led to the notion of a bipolar seesaw which acts to redistribute heat depending on the state of meridional overturning circulation within the Atlantic Ocean. Here we present new records from the South Atlantic that show rapid changes during the last deglaciation that were instantaneous (within dating uncertainty) and of opposite sign to those observed in the North Atlantic. Our results demonstrate a direct link between the abrupt changes associated with variations in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and the more gradual adjustments characteristic of the Southern Ocean. These results emphasize the importance of the Southern Ocean for the development and transmission of millennial-scale climate variability and highlight its role in deglacial climate change and the associated rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide.
USI WOMEN OPENS SEASON WITH TOURNAMENTThe University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team begins the 2016 regular-season campaign and a five-game homestand by hosting the Dunn Hospitality Invitational Labor Day weekend at Strassweg Field. The tournament features USI, the University of Findlay, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and the University of Illinois Springfield.KWC and Illinois Springfield kick-off the tournament at 5 p.m. Friday before USI opens the regular season against Findlay at 7:30 p.m. The tournament concludes Sunday when Illinois Springfield takes on Findlay at 11:30 a.m. and USI opposes KWC at 2 p.m.Live coverage of the tournament can be found at GoUSIEagles.com.Following the tournament, the Screaming Eagles reach the halfway point of the homestand and complete their non-conference schedule by welcoming Oakland City University to Strassweg Field on September 7 for a 7 p.m. match-up.Week 1 Eagle Notes: Returning to winning ways: The Eagles have posted winning records five of the last seven seasons after posting a 5-10-2 overall record, 4-10-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference, in 2015.At home in 2015: USI struggled at home last season, recording a 2-4-1 mark in 2015. The Eagles were outscored 9-6 at Strassweg Field last fall, losing three of the four matches by one goal. The squad is 81-64-12 overall at Strassweg Field since the creation of the program in 1996.Leading scorers return IN 2016: The Eagles return six of the top seven scorers from 2015, led by sophomore forward Ryley Hancock (Evansville, Indiana). Hancock had nine points on two goals, including a game-winner against Northwood University, and a team-high five assists. Senior defender Kelsey Smith(Evansville, Indiana) is second among the returning scorers with eight points on a team-high four goals, including a pair of game-winning goals.Schoenstein begins his first year: USI Head Coach Eric Schoenstein enters his first season as the head coach of the Eagles after a pair of seasons as an assistant coach. Schoenstein is no stranger to USI soccer, playing a pivotal role during the Eagles’ men’s soccer dominance of the Great Lakes Valley Conference with USI winning league titles in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991. The Evansville, Indiana, native is still among the all-time leaders at USI, ranking third in goals scored (34); fifth in assists (22); and third in total points (90).USI leads Findlay 2-0-2: USI leads the all-time series with Findlay, 2-0-2, tying the Oilers last year, 2-2, on the road. The Eagles had goals by midfieler/defender Carissa Dyer (Crescent Springs, Kentucky), a sophomore this season for USI, and forward Madi Vellky in the 2-2 tie.USI has dominant hold of series record with KWC: The Eagles have dominated the Panthers since the start of the series in 1996 when KWC was a member of the GLVC. USI holds a 15-0-0 advantage in the series and won the last meeting 2-1 in overtime in KWC’s last year in the GLVC.Eagles are unbeaten versus Oakland City: USI holds a 4-0-0 series record over Oakland City University. The Eagles moved the series lead to 4-0-0 after posting a 7-0 win on the road in 2010. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Next week, Nikki Glaspie will join the Late Night with Seth Meyers house band—better known as the Studio 8G Band. The Nth Power and Maceo Parker drummer appeared on the late-night show earlier this year, and will again hold it down from December 3rd through 6th.The ensemble features Saturday Night Live alumnus, Fred Armisen, as well as Seth Jabour, Syd Butler, Eli Janney and Marnie Stern, though guest musicians are often enlisted. Drummer Joe Russo has even joined the Studio 8G Band on a few occasions in the past, most recently holding down a weeklong slot with the group in October of 2017. Late Night with Seth Meyers airs at 12:35 am ET/11:35 pm CT every weeknight on NBC. For more information on ticketing and Nikki Glaspie’s upcoming tour dates, head to her website here.
The admissions process Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer File under “A” for admissions Thousands of applications pour in and filers like Malensky Oscar (left) of Long Island University and Joyce Zhang ’13 help shoulder the administrative burden of filing. Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons watches their work and assesses his impending workload. ?The tradition of careful, individual review of applications to Harvard College goes back to its earliest days. Each application receives as many as four readings prior to selection meetings. This month, 20 subcommittees meet for three to five days — each discussing an applicant for as long as an hour. Decisions are made by majority vote and are referred to the full committee, which makes the admission offers next month.Bill Fitzsimmons, the dean of admissions, said eager applicants sometimes augment the process with extra material. Musically talented applicants each year submit 2,500 recordings, which are sent to the Music Department faculty for review.Other applicants have sent in material ranging from the quirky to the outrageous: cookies and date bread, monogrammed pencils urging admission, mock issues of Time magazine with candidates as persons of the year, and photos of applicants in bedrooms freshly painted crimson. Perhaps the most shocking delivery was the life-size plaster of paris casting of an applicant. Long process Behind the scenes, admissions decisions are made by majority vote, with offers made in March. Projecting the future Sally White Harty, senior admissions and financial aid officer for Harvard College, projects student application essays for review during an admissions meeting. Each application receives as many as four readings prior to selection meetings. Group effort Associate Director of Financial Aid Kathryn Vidra (from left, pink shirt) helps Fitzsimmons and others review applications and materials. Under review David Evans (left), an admissions and financial aid senior specialist, considers applications in one of many meetings he’ll attend where applicants are often discussed for as long as one hour. Extra credit Fitzsimmons said eager applicants sometimes augment the process with extra material ranging from the quirky to the outrageous: One applicant sent in a life-size plaster casting of herself.
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? We all know the key ingredients, flour, oil and sugar, in the right proportion, make a great cake. Similarly, automation, security and scalability are the building blocks of the server infrastructure. This foundation enables you to get the best results for your core business applications and prepares you to take on more demanding, complex workloads. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers help you develop the perfect recipe for success, so you can drive business today while you prepare for tomorrow’s new applications and business models.From deployments to firmware updates to risk prevention, Dell EMC OpenManage offers intelligent automation that saves time, reduces human error and ultimately, helps provide the best customer experience. One way to think about this is if your data center already offers optimal performance and uptime, then you will have less routine tasks to manage and can spend more time on business-critical activities. Automated tools within OpenManage make it a “piece of cake” to take on new and complex workloads, integrate new technologies and rapidly deploy new servers. Plus, all your servers can be simply managed by OpenManage Enterprise within a single console or from anywhere on your mobile device.Security continues to remain a top concern for IT professionals. Data breaches are akin to leaving a cake out in the rain. And it is hard to focus on new initiatives when you are working to resolve past issues. PowerEdge servers are built on a Cyber-Resilient Architecture and are conformant to NIST SP 800-193 standards – the most robust security guidelines in the world. Security begins at design and procurement and spans the entire lifecycle of your server to help protect your business. This security is further fortified with Dell EMC’s supply chain assurance, providing peace of mind for customers.Scalability becomes essential as data continues to grow in importance and volume. If all of a sudden, demand increases to 10x as many cakes as you normally make, you want to ensure you have the right equipment that can scale and adapt to this increased demand. The same holds true for your data center. PowerEdge servers are built on a scalable architecture, so you can quickly add or swap resources like internal storage, memory or processors. Our refresh includes the new 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, which offer up to 40% performance increase on core business applications and to help set the foundation for you to add new features designed for data-centric workloads.The icing on the cake is the addition of new Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory¹, which allows you to drive faster results for large, complex data sets with up to 2.5x more memory capacity for select PowerEdge servers. In fact, PowerEdge R740xd enables up to 2.7x transactions per second with Intel Optane DC persistent memory compared to NVMe drives in a virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2019 preview environment. And we made it as easy as a cake mix to configure and update Intel Optane DC persistent memory with iDRAC out-of-band management.If you need to run complex AI workloads, Intel® Deep Learning Boost offers inferencing capabilities right within the CPU. And for the sprinkles on top? PowerEdge offers BIOS tuning with workload-optimized server configuration profiles, so you can configure optimal performance outcomes as you add new technologies, workloads or servers.How do YOU decide to make your cake? From scratch, buy a cake mix or get it pre-made from your favorite bakery? You can have the cake any way you want it and eat it as well. It is easy to accelerate innovation in your data center with Dell EMC– just choose your favorite flavor. Dell EMC PowerEdge technology at any level of integration – from a best-in-breed platform, to a pre-integrated turnkey hybrid cloud implementation or any step in-between. Make sure you check out Dell EMC Ready Solutions for HPC that come in multiple flavors to help you accelerate parallel workloads including AI, machine and deep learning from Life Sciences to Digital Manufacturing.Visit dellemc.com/servers to learn how Dell EMC PowerEdge can help you innovate. Follow @DellEMCservers to join the conversation. The Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (with capabilities like Intel Deep Learning Boost) will be generally available in the second quarter of 2019. Intel Optane DC persistent memory will be available for hands-on trials through a Dell EMC customer proof of concept program and through Dell Technologies Customer Solution Centers beginning this April and generally available later in the second quarter of 2019 on select two- and four-socket PowerEdge servers. Preliminary results on based on Dell EMC internal testing comparing a PowerEdge R740 with Intel Xeon Scalable processors (first generation) Silver 4116 vs a PowerEdge R740 with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors Silver 4216 running SPECcpu2017 int_rate_base February 2019. Actual results will vary. Based on Dell internal analysis, comparing select PowerEdge servers using Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory DIMMs and/or DRAM DIMMs vs just using DRAM DIMMs, January 2019. This new memory feature will be available on select PowerEdge servers later in 2Q. Based on Dell EMC internal testing in March 2019 comparing a PowerEdge R740xd with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and 2 x 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMes using Microsoft SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.3, VMware ESXi 6.7U1 and a RHEL 7.6GA vs the same R740xd configuration except for substituting the NVMes for 12 x 256GB DIMMs of Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory. Workload used is derived from TPC-C to SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.3 performance. The results obtained with the derived workload are not comparable to published TPC-C results. Actual results will vary.
Managing Director William P. Stritzler of Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville has been elected chair of the Vermont Business Roundtable, and five Vermont CEOs are newly-elected to three year terms on the board of directors. The new directors and officers assumed their roles during the Roundtable’s annual membership meeting on Jan. 14. Stritzler takes over the position from Timothy R. Volk, president of Kelliher Samets Volk, a Burlington-based marketing firm. Upon taking the helm Stritzler said, “There is much work to be done and the Roundtable is in a unique position to provide leadership on critical issues.”Other newly elected officers include Steven P. Voigt, president and chief executive officer of King Arthur Flour Company, Inc.(Norwich) as vice chair, Douglas H. Griswold, president of S.T. Griswold & Co., Inc. (Williston) as secretary, and Mark R. Neagley, president of Neagley & Chase Construction Co. (So. Burlington) as treasurer.The five new members of the board are Edward F. “Ted” Adler, founder & president, Union Street Media (Burlington); Gregory G. Bourgea, CPA, co-managing partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP (Burlington); Peter A. Hofstetter, chief executive officer, Northwestern Medical Center, Inc. (St. Albans); G. Kenneth Perine, president, National Bank of Middlebury (Middlebury); and Brad Robertson, president and publisher, the Burlington Free Press (Burlington).Continuing members of the Roundtable board are: Pennie Beach, president, Basin Harbor Club (Vergennes); Ellen Mercer Fallon, partner, Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP (Middlebury); John H. Marshall, director, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (St. Johnsbury/Burlington); Howard E. Pierce, chief executive officer, PKC Corporation (Burlington); Geoffrey B. Shields, president, Dean, and Professor of Law, Vermont Law School (South Royalton); Timothy R.Volk, immediate past chair; and Robert H. Young, president and chief executive officer, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (Rutland).The Roundtable was created in 1987 as a nonprofit, public interest organization, comprised of 100 CEOs of Vermont’s top private and non-profit sector employers dedicated to making Vermont the best place in America to do business, be educated, and live life, through collaboration, research and analysis, and communication and advocacy.For more information about the Roundtable and its projects visit: www.vtroundtable.org(link is external).From left: Griswold, Nagley, Stritzler, Volk
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Zimbabwe’s state power transmission company has invited bids for the construction of 500 megawatts (MW) of solar power plants as part of a drive to increase its use of renewable energy and end power cuts.The southern African nation since last year has endured cuts, known locally as load shedding, lasting up to 18 hours after a devastating drought reduced dam levels at its hydro plant while ageing thermal stations constantly break down.Supplies have improved since the country entered a coronavirus lockdown at the end of March, forcing industry to close. Zimbabwe also paid off arrears to South African power supplier Eskom, guaranteeing supplies of up to 400MW daily.Zimbabwe is currently producing 987MW of electricity daily.“The Zimbabwe Electricity and Distribution Company (ZETDC) is intending to contract 500MW of PV solar plants of varying capacities at different identified strategic locations,” the company said in a public notice. ZETDC said solar power would help mitigate against climate change-induced risks and reduce imports, saving scarce foreign currency.Zimbabwe’s largest hydro station Kariba has a capacity of 1,050MW but is only producing 600MW due to low water levels. [MacDonald Dzirutwe]More: Zimbabwe tenders for 500MW solar power plants in renewable energy drive Zimbabwe seeking bids for 500MW of solar generation
The naval pentathlon is an individual and team competition for men and women. This competition is made up of five events: obstacle course, life-saving swimming, utility swimming, seamanship, and amphibious cross-country. The obstacle course has a length of 305 meters for men and 280 meters for women. The number of obstacles is different for each gender. There are ten in the men’s competition and nine in the women’s. One of the most difficult tasks to be performed by the competitors on the course and one that can cost them time is the grenade throw. After making six complete turns, the athlete must throw a grenade through a watertight door. The distance is 10 meters for men and 7.5 meters for women. In life-saving swimming, there are also differences between men and women. In this event, men perform part of the competition dressed in a uniform with a minimum weight of four hundred grams. The focus of the competition is the rescue and transport of a mannequin, simulating a life-saving situation. After swimming 50 meters (the first 15 meters underwater), the athlete has to rescue the mannequin at a depth of three meters and transport it to the end of the 75-meter course without letting it go. The utility swimming course has four obstacles to overcome. In the first, after 25 meters, the athlete must pick up a rifle replica weighing approximately three kilograms and swim another 25 meters. He must then leave the replica at the edge of the pool. This stage, however, does not occur in the women’s version. For the second obstacle, after getting rid of the rifle, the athlete must pass under the obstacle at a depth of three meters. The athletes must go over the third obstacle. This is the exercise that demands the greatest strength during the competition. The last challenge is to disconnect a fire hose attached three meters underwater and continue to the other end of the pool to complete the competition. In the seamanship competition, the athlete has to demonstrate skill with the mast, the cable, and the boat and also has to be accurate in throwing a line. Finally, after throwing the line, the athlete must tie one end to the cable that was hauled out of the water using a sailor’s knot (bowline). The last competition is amphibious cross-country. It consists of a 2,500m run interspersed with three tasks: shooting, rowing, and grenade throwing. By Dialogo July 15, 2011 I am a Sergeant in the Ecuadoran Navy. Our Navy is interested in participating in the Naval Pentathlon, I need the rules in Spanish. I would like you to help me. as ecuador’s navy we wish to build a track for naval pentathlon, I would like you to send me the characteristics and technical specifications, as also if you could point out to me the best orientation of the track. I’m from the Navy of Peru and I am interested in promoting this discipline. It would be helpful that you can send me the by-rules in Spanish.
The Payments Security Task Force (PST) recently released the latest numbers from payment card issuers, acquirers and merchants on U.S. migration to EMV chip card technology.The eight financial institutions (FIs) making up the PST — which represent approximately half of U.S. payment card volume — reported 30 percent of their U.S. consumer credit and debit cards contained EMV chips as of June of last year. That total was expected to reach 60 percent by the end of 2015 and increase to 98 percent by the end of 2017.The U.S. market still has a long road ahead before it reaches a complete nationwide upgrade. Merchant adoption of EMV continues to lag behind card issuance. A survey of merchants concluded approximately 40 percent of their terminals would be capable of accepting chip cards by the end of 2015. Merchants yet to undergo EMV conversion may be lagging due to the high expenditures involved with the process. Reuters estimates the EMV chip migration has cost U.S. merchants more than $8 billion to upgrade point-of-sale (POS) terminals. continue reading » 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“As a consequence of this, new participants did not receive their start letter within the required term of three months,” he said.Last year, the pension fund paid Syntrus Achmea approximately €1m for its services.The company argued that problems with the new administration system dated from 2014 and said the issues had been resolved in the meantime. In November 2015, the €2bn pension fund for confectioners voiced similar complaints about Syntrus Achmea, claiming that the new administration system had caused considerable delays.At the time, the company said it had given precedence to correctness over timeliness.In 2012, it introduced a new system that linked companies’ salary administration directly with its pensions administration.At the time, it said the “new standard” would allow employers to inform both the Inland Revenue and the pension fund with the single push of a button.Syntrus Achmea is not the only pensions provider to come under pressure from clients of late.Last year, the large metal schemes PME and PMT, as well as the pension fund for the merchant navy (Koopvaardij), criticised their own provider and asset manager MN.They complained about problems with the calculation of benefits and communication with pensioners, as well as about the “too late and too slow” implementation of the improvement programme. Banden en Wielen, the €526m pension fund for the Dutch wheel and tyre sector, has dropped Syntrus Achmea, citing a number of complaints over the administration provided by the company. The pension fund switched to pensions provider and NN Group subsidiary AZL since its contract with Syntrus Achmea expired at the end of last year.The pension funds for Dutch confectioners (Zoetwaren), the retail sector (Detailhandel) and the recreation industry (Recreatie) have also dropped Syntrus Achmea in the recent past.Dutch news daily De Telegraaf quoted Ruud Spuijbroek, secretary for Banden en Wielen, as saying that the introduction of a new administration system at Syntrus Achmea last year “utterly failed”.