A uniform, quality controlled Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)

first_imgA well-documented, publicly available, global data set of surface ocean carbon dioxide (CO2) parameters has been called for by international groups for nearly two decades. The Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) project was initiated by the international marine carbon science community in 2007 with the aim of providing a comprehensive, publicly available, regularly updated, global data set of marine surface CO2, which had been subject to quality control (QC). Many additional CO2 data, not yet made public via the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), were retrieved from data originators, public websites and other data centres. All data were put in a uniform format following a strict protocol. Quality control was carried out according to clearly defined criteria. Regional specialists performed the quality control, using state-of-the-art web-based tools, specially developed for accomplishing this global team effort. SOCAT version 1.5 was made public in September 2011 and holds 6.3 million quality controlled surface CO2 data points from the global oceans and coastal seas, spanning four decades (1968–2007). Three types of data products are available: individual cruise files, a merged complete data set and gridded products. With the rapid expansion of marine CO2 data collection and the importance of quantifying net global oceanic CO2 uptake and its changes, sustained data synthesis and data access are priorities.last_img read more

Public Announcement on Dredge Permit Application for Ocean City

first_imgStock dredging photo on file. .Public Announcement Dredge Permit Application Ocean City, New Jersey Ocean City New Jersey has filed a permit application with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (CENAP-OP-R-2010-311-24) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (0508-10-0032.1) for dredging authorization in the back-bay areas of the City.  The application includes a request by the City to make the current temporary access roadway from Roosevelt Boulevard to the disposal area into a permanent haul road.  The application was filed on December 31, 2016 and is currently under review by the Corps and NJDEP.To insure that the public is duly informed, the Corps has asked the City to issue this public announcement concerning the application and forthcoming Corps public notice, which will provide for a 30-day deadline for receiving public comments on the application.  Once the Corps public notice has been issued, it can be viewed on their web site:http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/Public-Notices/ Comments can be sent via email directly to [email protected] or mailed to:Dr. James N. Boyer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch 100 Penn Square East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3390The Ocean City permit application, if approved, will allow the City and private slip owners to hold a current permit to dredge materials from the back-bay waterfront, including Bayfront, lagoons, state channels and private slips along the entire developed length of the bayfront.We will announce when the Corps has issued their public notice seeking comments.  Please continue to check for updates and information from the Mayor’s weekly updates and on the Ocean City official website http://www.ocnj.us.last_img read more

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Performs “Blood And Rockets” On ‘The Late Show’ [Watch]

first_imgThe Claypool Lennon Delirium is gearing up to release their second album together, South of Reality, due out February 22 via ATO. In celebration of the forthcoming release, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon brought the band to New York City to perform “Blood and Rockets” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.South of Reality is the follow-up to 2016’s Monolith of Phobos, the band’s debut record that displayed their fascinatingly raw authenticity, and 2017’s Lime And Limpid Green EP, which featured psychedelic covers of Pink Floyd, The Who, King Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band.As the band’s website describes the sophomore album, “South of Reality is an expression of our upside-down times, offering listeners both an escape from modern chaos and a filter through to which to embrace it… It’s the record Dr. Seuss would have made if Harry Potter and Nietzsche were his drinking buddies, and it’d be produced by Dr. Teeth.”Sean Lennon continues about the collaboration: “Les and I have been cooking up some wizard juice to take the edge off as we sit back and watch reality unravel. This album is the soundtrack to the demise of the world as we knew it.”So far, The Claypool Lennon Delirium has shared “Blood and Rockets (Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon)”, “Easily Charmed By Fools”, and “Amethyst Realm” from the new record.Watch The Claypool Lennon Delirium perform “Blood and Rockets” on television below:The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “Blood And Rockets”[Video: The Late Show]Tonight, February 19th, The Claypool Lennon Delirium will celebrate the new album’s release at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, NY with a special “South of Reality” event, featuring a live Q&A with Relix Editor Mike Greenhaus and a signing to follow. Purchase tickets to attend here.Then, The Claypool Lennon Delirium will embark on a three-week tour starting April 10, 2019. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

New IOM report finds protein, calories may help lessen effects of brain injury

first_imgA new report by the Institute of Medicine’s committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain supports the potential role of nutrition in protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI) and treating its effects. HSPH Research Scientist Xiang Gao, also of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, served on the committee. TBI accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries, in addition to as many as 3.8 million sports-related injuries each year.The report’s authors found evidence suggesting that providing adequate protein and calories to patients soon after a traumatic brain injury reduces inflammation and improves their outcomes. The committee recommends that the U.S. Department of Defense ensure that all military personnel with this type of injury receive a nutritional intervention immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment.last_img read more

One-handed violinist makes beautiful music

first_imgAdrian Anantawan was born without a right hand, but with an adaptive device became a renowned professional violinist. He is now enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Arts in Education Program, with the goal of helping other disabled students in their artistic and creative development.last_img

Two Notre Dame parents arrested after inciting fight at Brothers

first_imgTwo parents of players on the Notre Dame lacrosse team were arrested Sunday night at Eddy Street’s Brothers Bar and Grill after starting a fight, reported the South Bend Tribune.Authorities say they believe the fight broke out when a group of intoxicated parents was asked to leave after complaining about “poor service.” One of the parents then punched a Brothers employee.Police responded to the incident at around 7:30 p.m., the article said. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office said neither man has been charged yet, and “both men have been released from jail.”No one was seriously injured in the incident.“It was just a small fight, no one had to go to the hospital,” South Bend police Sergeant Anthony Ieraci said in the article.While the Tribune did not identify the two men involved, the names of both men matched the “listed names of the parents of two Notre Dame lacrosse players,” according to the newspaper. Furthermore, home addresses listed for the two men were located in the hometowns of the two lacrosse players.Tags: Brothers Bar and Grill, Crime, Eddy Street Commons, ND Men’s Lacrosselast_img read more

Jake Miller To Melt The Paramount In Huntington

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jake Miller, the rapper, singer, songwriter and all-around mega-teen heartthrob from Weston, Florida, will be melting the ears and hearts of all those in attendance at The Paramount in Huntington Monday, August 18, serenading concertgoers with his unique brand of life-affirming hip-hop magic.The 21-year-old, who got his break after homemade videos of himself rapping on YouTube went viral, signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2013 and released his debut album, Us Against Them—featuring his two singles “I’m Alright” and “What I Wouldn’t Give”—which immediately climbed to #1 on the iTunes charts. Born and raised in Weston, Miller has received praise from seemingly everywhere. Fox Weekly proclaimed him as the #1 Artist to Watch. A full-page article in The Miami Herald exclaimed “It’s Miller Time!” J-14 Magazine headlined Miller in their weekly Hot Music Alert section and YoungHollywood.com stated “South Floridian Teen Jake Miller (is) breaking through to the Music Mainstream.” Although Miller is currently enrolled at the University of Miami, he’s also touring nationwide. He keeps in constant touch with his fan base through social media—with more than 800,000 Facebook followers and about 500,000 Twitter followers. His steadily growing fan base, combined with his talent, is the perfect recipe for success and the reason why CBS Miami describes Miller as “The star on the rise.” His Internet success led him to open for Mac Miller in Fort Lauderdale in 2011. Miller is a natural performer, and following that performance, he opened with a live show for Snoop Dog in March 2011 in Pompano Beach. Miller never skipped a beat and a couple of months later (May 2011) he won the Samsung and T-Mobile National “Kick It with the Band” competition. He was then awarded $35,000 toward his music career, along with a music video with YouTube star Keenan Cahill. Miller immediately landed a November 2011 gig alongside Flo Rida, Sean Kingston and Asher Roth at the “Think Pink Rocks” concert in West Palm Beach. From there he sang at the Y-100 Jingle Ball that December with Cody Simpson and We the Kings. Miller closed out that New Year at the Orange Drive Miami Beach Festival, singing next to Jason Derulo, Cee Lo Green, Ne-Yo, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship. Courageously, Miller sang in front of an audience estimated at more than 200,000 people in March 2012 on both the Planet Pit Stage and the Power 96 Stage, which took his career to a whole new level. He then partnered up and sang at the “Z-100 Pep Rally” with Austin Mahone and Sammy Adams later in the year, further propelling his ascent to stardom.It’s been hit after hit and new fan after new fan swooning for the lil fella ever since!For all these reasons and so many more, this YouTube heartthrob is the star to look out for. Do not miss out on his uber-special stop at The Paramount in Huntington August 18!It’s Miller Time!Jake Miller, The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. With Nick Tangora & The Karma Killers. paramountny.com $25, $35, $40. 8 p.m. Monday, August 18For more information on future shows at The Paramount in Huntington, check out their page in The Island Earlast_img read more

Manage your vendors to protect your brand

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randy Daigle Randy has more than 21 years of project management experience. He is adept at managing international and domestic IT vendor evaluations, conversions, and contract negotiations, for core, online/mobile banking, … Web: www.trellance.com Details As the web of vendors to credit unions becomes more complex – core vendors, digital banking vendors, credit/debit card processors, Loan Origination System (LOS) providers, IT vendors, consultants, loyalty programs, legal services, and the list goes on – vendor management has become a necessary core competency. However, most credit unions don’t have the time, resources and/or expertise to manage their vendors properly. At many credit unions, the problem goes much deeper. With no contract lifecycle management in place, auto-renew contracts continue, sometimes in perpetuity. There is a lack of awareness of the risks of not managing vendor contracts.  Without formal vendor management, a credit union lacks awareness of who their key suppliers are, where they are spending their money, and ensuring that their third-party vendors remain compliant with Federal and State regulations. In addition, vendor management will ensure that the third-party vendor continues to protect and secure the credit union‘s data and that of its members, whether on-premises or outsourced, reviewing annual reports and ensuring the vendor is compliant with the SSAE 18 / SOC 2 Report and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), for example.It’s hard for a credit union to ignore its vendors. They are critical to success, and most times, are at the heart of the organization’s processes and activities. Although invisible to members when everything is going well, failure on the part of a vendor is a direct reflection on the credit union. So, should a credit union ask for help in this area? The answer is yes, if your credit union wants to:Get the right answers quicker:  Many credit unions share a vendor and unknowingly, may be dealing with the same issues. A vendor management partner has direct access to a vendor’s latest product solution set, can influence and be on the cutting edge of roadmap development items and operations staff, and can represent the needs of several credit unions collectively, which is more effective than a single voice. Reduce operational costs: Tracking a credit union’s contract termination and auto-renewal clauses can ensure that the most favorable pricing is offered to the credit union. A vendor management partner can develop RFP questions based on cutting-edge technology as vendors continue to bring new technologies and new capabilities to a very demanding market.Protect your brand. A vendor management partner can have access to vendor representatives at higher levels than a client, moving your credit union to “First Class Status”. So, the vendor management partner is better able to guide the credit union toward the optimum supplier, and away from suppliers that are not the best fit. This allows the credit union to do what it does best, focus on member experience and delighting members. Vendor management for credit unions is more than just getting the lowest price. It includes having a deep understanding of what the credit union is looking for, who are the best-in-class vendors and their capabilities in the space. As well as, having the knowledge to streamline the process of tracking multiple contracts. Plus, evaluating performance, obtaining quotes, and ensuring that supplier agreements are beneficial to both parties. This takes time and resources, but more importantly, it is a specific skillset.  To learn more about vendor management, contact the experts at Trellance at [email protected]last_img read more

Offices: County fares well

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US jobless claims begin decline, but still high at 3.2 million

first_imgTopics : “Absolute numbers remain horrible/worrisome,” Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, wrote on Twitter, but he noted that the pace of the job losses is “moderating.”The US is home to the world’s largest and deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with 73,095 fatalities and 1,227,430 cases reported as of Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.The weekly jobless claims figures have offered a real-time window into the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, and many analysts believe the US already is in a deep recession.The picture will be further revealed Friday when the Labor Department releases unemployment data for April — the first report to cover the weeks when the lockdowns were in full force. The curve flattensThe latest weekly data showed a decrease in new unemployment claims from the week ended April 25, when 3.8 million workers filed.That may indicate the initial surge in layoffs is starting to retreat, but the number remains incredibly high — well above even the worst four weeks of the global financial crisis and more comparable to unemployment levels seen during the Great Depression 90 years ago.Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics predicted new weekly filings dipping below one million by the second or third week of June, and hiring could pick up that month as states allow businesses to reopen.US President Donald Trump has said he views restarting the economy as a priority, saying on Thursday, “This country can’t stay closed and locked down for years.”Lawmakers in Congress are negotiating over a follow-up to a massive $2.2 trillion stimulus bill passed in March to further aid the economy, with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer warning, “We are looking at what seems to be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.” Unemployed US workers filed 3.2 million new claims for jobless benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic continued to ravage the world’s largest economy, but there is evidence the tsunami of layoffs is ebbing.The latest data from the Labor Department brings the number of claims filed since mid-March, when the pandemic forced businesses to close their doors to stop the spread of COVID-19, to 33.5 million — a number unprecedented in modern times.However, the total first-time filers in the week ended May 2 declined from the week prior, indicating the surge in job losses that followed has passed its peak.center_img The monthly report is expected to show job losses of more than 20 million, with some economists saying it could be near 30 million, and the unemployment rate skyrocketing to perhaps 20 percent, a drastic change from its historic low level of 3.5 percent in February, before the virus arrived. Worrying signs Other surveys released on Thursday also showed worrying signs of the country’s economic distress, fueling speculation that the US is facing a long and painful recovery from the coronavirus downturn.Labor productivity in the first quarter of 2020 — only a few weeks of which parts of the country spent under lockdown orders — fell 2.5 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2019, the result of a 6.2 percent plunge in production and a 3.8 percent drop in the number of hours worked.”Hopes of a sustained productivity revival are being dashed,” Oxford Economics wrote in an analysis. “Going forward, the trend in productivity growth will likely settle at a very subdued pace as firms remain reluctant to invest due to still-hesitant demand, financial pressure and lingering uncertainty.”Global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. said job cuts by US-based employers spiked in April to 671,129, the highest number recorded since they began keeping track in January 1993, with the vast majority attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.”The indefinite nature of this pandemic coupled with the fact that we’re seeing recession- or even depression-level economic data means the vast majority of these jobs will not return any time soon,” the firm’s senior vice president Andrew Challenger said.last_img read more