The Holocene retreat dynamics and stability of Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland

first_imgSubmarine glacial landforms in fjords are imprints of the dynamic behaviour of marine-terminating glaciers and are informative about their most recent retreat phase. Here we use detailed multibeam bathymetry to map glacial landforms in Petermann Fjord and Nares Strait, northwestern Greenland. A large grounding-zone wedge (GZW) demonstrates that Petermann Glacier stabilised at the fjord mouth for a considerable time, likely buttressed by an ice shelf. This stability was followed by successive backstepping of the ice margin down the GZW’s retrograde backslope forming small retreat ridges to 680 m current depth (∼730–800 m palaeodepth). Iceberg ploughmarks occurring somewhat deeper show that thick, grounded ice persisted to these water depths before final breakup occurred. The palaeodepth limit of the recessional moraines is consistent with final collapse driven by marine ice cliff instability (MICI) with retreat to the next stable position located underneath the present Petermann ice tongue, where the seafloor is unmapped.last_img read more

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Outstanding Donegal woman honoured as Ulster Caregiver of the Year

first_imgA Donegal woman has received an award for the care she gives to local older people through her work at Home Instead Senior Care. Bernie McHugh, from Ardara, was selected as regional winner for Ulster at the Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver of the Year Awards 2019, which took place at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.“Bernie has been part of our team of CAREGivers for more than 10 years now, and she specialises in providing care for clients with physical and sensory challenges. We are so proud to see her hard work and dedication recognised through this award,” said Martin Murphy, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Donegal. Bernie received the award for the consistently high quality of senior care services she delivers to local communities in Donegal. She is regarded as an “outstanding CAREGiver who always goes the extra mile for people”, her colleagues said.Before inviting Bernie to the stage to collect her award, Home Instead Brand Ambassador and former broadcaster Thelma Mansfield described the positive feedback she receives from local health professionals, clients and colleagues.“She has shown complete devotion to her clients and their wellbeing, with one saying that he ‘thinks the world of her’,” said Thelma Mansfield.Home Instead Senior Care is Ireland’s largest provider of private home care services and is also an approved care provider by the HSE. “These awards give us the opportunity to recognise the tireless work that our 4,000-strong team of CAREGivers deliver to clients all over the country, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Shane Jennings, Director of Franchise Operations at Home Instead Senior Care.“It is only through their hard work and dedication that we can honour our mission, which is to enhance the lives of older people and their families,” said Shane Jennings.Outstanding Donegal woman honoured as Ulster Caregiver of the Year was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:caregiverhome instead senior carelast_img read more

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Warriors, 131, Pelicans, 121: Draymond Green wants DPOY

first_imgSo what else got Green so riled up? Nothing other than a reporter asking him if he considers it … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND – Draymond Green looked upset. The Warriors’ forward offered the same look he has when he stares down an official who made a call he did not like. It became similar to the look Green has when he wants to intimidate a defender.last_img

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46664 fires up volunteer spirit

first_img10 March 2004Nelson Mandela’s 46664 campaign is set to reposition itself – from merely raising awareness of the HIV/Aids pandemic to encouraging people to actively participate in the fight against the disease.The first salvo was fired by Mandela himself during a press conference on 6 January, where he spoke of his son Makgatho’s death that morning from an Aids-related illness.Through the launch of the 46664 volunteer campaign, the organisers aim to highlight and revive “the voluntarism spirit”.“The 46664 volunteer campaign is aimed at reviving South Africa’s goodwill spirit, particular in the rural areas where community members have taken it on themselves to help those in need”, says programme manager Merlyn van Voore.“The beauty of this campaign”, says Van Voore, “is that it does not require people to dig into their pockets. Instead, it encourages people to join in the war against inhumanity by showing compassion and by volunteering their time to support those who are infected, because surely we are all affected by this pandemic.”A hotline has been set up for anyone interesting in joining the fight. To find out more, or to volunteer, call 0800 046664, SMS 08388 9429 46664, e-mail [email protected], or visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation website.So far, about 10 000 people have registered as 46664 volunteers, according to Van Voore.First launched in 2003, the 46664 campaign – named after Mandela’s Robben Island prison number – kicked off with a ground-breaking music launch on the Internet and phone networks around the world, followed by an all-star concert in South Africa in November 2003.Now, the campaign is seeking “to build on this foundation and strengthen its impact in the fight against HIV and Aids”; and more specifically “to inspire ordinary South Africans and businesses to take personal responsibility in the fight against Aids.”The campaign is “forming partnerships with business and civil society to mobilise their employees, members and customers”.So far, several businesses – including Absa, Digital Mall and Pick ‘n Pay – have answered the call with social responsibility projects and by encouraging their employees to give of their time.Local and international celebrities have also taken up the cause, with kwaito star Mandoza and actor Will Smith recently being appointed as 46664 ambassadors.Kwaito musicians Mzekezeke, Ghetto Lingo and Bouga Luv recently visited the Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry, in Orlando, Soweto, which caters for 139 child-headed families that have lost their parents to the disease. The centre, founded by Carol Dyantyi, provides refuge to more than 300 children orphaned by Aids.“It’s really encouraging to see local youth icons positively using their celebrity status to help influence more people to take personal responsibility in the fight against Aids”, Van Voore says.According to Volunteer South Africa director Joan Daries, volunteering “has to be a lifestyle choice, just like going to work or to a gym. We need to make time.”Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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SA woman surfer shines in Peru

first_imgSouth Africa’s Bianca Buitendag clinched the biggest victory of her professional surfing career on Sunday when she defeated Hawaii’s Alana Blanchard in the final of the ASP six-star rated Movistar Women’s Pro in Piura, Peru. DominantBuitendag, who has based herself in France, where she has already won three consecutive ASP Women’s Pro Junior (under-20) events since matriculating last year, was dominant throughout the event in Peru. The victory moved Buitendag, the 2011 ASP World Junior Surfing champion, up to fifth place on the ASP World Star women’s rankings, which makes her the highest ranked surfer not on the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT). SAinfo reporter Semi-finals Bianca Buitendag (RSA) def Sofia Mulanovich (Per) 16.25 to 15.50 Alana Blanchard (Haw) def. Sarah Baum (RSA) 13.95 to 11.40 ‘An incredible feeling’“I never thought that I would make it past the quarter-finals, let alone past Sofia (Mulanovich) in the semi-finals. So to make it to the finals and win the contest is such an incredible feeling. 30 July 2012 Final Bianca Buitendag (RSA) def Alan Blanchard (Haw) 15.00 to 12.90 Baum up to number 12 in the ASP World Star women’s rankings with her third place finish. She overcame ASP number eight ranked Paige Hareb of New Zealand and ASP number 10 Rebecca Woods twice on her way to the semis where she was narrowly beaten by Blanchard. “This was such a fun contest and I’m thankful for making it to the finals,” said Blanchard. “It’s a shame I never got a good second wave to back up my score, but Bianca was unstoppable throughout the entire event and she deserved the victory.” ThirdCompatriot Sarah Baum, the only other South African in Peru, placed third to record her best result in an ASP six-star event. She won her opening encounter and then placed second behind local heroine and 2004 ASP women’s world champion, Sofia Mulanovich to move into the round of 24, where she again won to reach the quarter-finals. ASP WOMEN’S STAR 2012 – TOP 10 Courtney Conlogue (USA) 9 730 pointsMalia Manuel (Haw) 8 280Sally Fitzgibbons (Aus) 7 000Sage Erickson (USA) 6 750Bianca Buitendag (RSA) 6 663Rebecca Woods (Aus) 6 530Pauline Ado (Fra) 5 980Paige Hareb (NZ) 5 910Sofia Mulanovich (Per) 5 640Alana Blanchard (Haw) 5 400 In the final day one-on-one heats, Buitendag defeated Port Elizabeth-born Australian Philippa Anderson before getting revenge over Mulanovich in their semi-final match-up. “I feel really emotional and very happy with my victory,” said Buitendag on the podium. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material With eight of women ahead of her in the rankings currently competing on the ASP Women’s WCT – five of whom will probably re-qualify – Baum is now firmly in contention for a spot on the 2013 ASP Women’s WCT, with five ASP Star Series events still to be run this year. Competing in excellent one-metre waves at the left hand point break of Lobitos, Buitendag used her powerful forehand attack to post a heat total of 15.00 points (out of a possible 20), earning scores of 7.0 and 8.0 on her two best rides, to Blanchard’s 12.90 (7.9 and 5.0). “Alana surfed really well, the waves were excellent throughout the whole week, and this is the most important moment for me in my early career.” RESULTSlast_img read more

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Mani accuses BCCI of playing politics with Pakistan

first_imgFormer International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has accused the Indian cricket board officials of using their financial clout to play politics with Pakistan.Former ICC president Ehsan Mani. AP”India has become cricket’s biggest commercial market in the last 15 years and unfortunately their present board is using this financial clout to play politics, particularly with Pakistan,” Mani said in an interview to Radio Deutsche Welle.Mani said that Pakistan losing the 2011 World Cup rights, the forced exclusion of Pakistani players from the IPL and Champions League and the continued refusal of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to even play Pakistan at neutral venues, were some of the evident examples of India playing politics with Pakistan.”The present Indian board has isolated Pakistan in international cricket,” alleged Mani.He also pointed out that the move by the ICC to end the rotational policy system to nominate the President of the ICC, was because of India’s influence.Pakistan and Bangladesh boards are supposed to nominate their candidates for the ICC President’s post when Sharad Pawar steps down in 2014/15.”The Indians are behind this move because they don’t want a Pakistani heading the ICC and also want to increase their overall influence and control in the world body,” claimed Mani.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already opposed the proposals to end the rotation system and to make it mandatory for all member boards to amend their constitutions to ensure that their office bearers are elected and not through government interference.advertisementThe former ICC President, however, admitted that teh PCB itself was responsible for the existing situation and its continued isolation in world cricket.”The PCB, because of its wrong policies while dealing with other boards and its continued strife with its own players, has inflicted self damage. Gone are the days when PCB carried influence and say in the ICC matters,” he said.Mani said that great damage had been done to Pakistan cricket in the last two years because of the regular problems between the Board and the players.”These things have damaged Pakistan cricket to no end because PCB has had no visibly clear policies on many issues.”Mani, who is the only Pakistani to have held the highest position in the world governing body, said until there was a system of accountability in the PCB, nothing will change.Mani backed ICC’s move to make it mandatory for every member board to have elections and not have government interference in their matters.”This is a good and constructive move by the ICC and I think Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh boards stand to gain the most from it because these are the countries where government interference in cricket affairs is obvious.”He pointed out that even India had repeatedly said that they can’t play Pakistan in a bilateral series because their government had not given clearance.”This is a good development and the Pakistan board should not oppose it because in the long run it will be the Asian cricket boards that will benefit most from it,” he said.But the PCB has already issued a legal notice to the ICC over the proposed regulation, insisting that every country had to operate its cricket affairs in line with its particular system.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Tallinks Superfast Ferries Delivered to Stena North Sea

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed AS Tallink Grupp transferred the ownership of two of its previously chartered-out ships, Superfast VII and Superfast VIII, to Stena North Sea Limited on December 14.The ownership transfer follows the sale agreements between Baltic SF VII Ltd and Baltic SF VIII Ltd, both subsidiaries of AS Tallink Grupp, and Stena North Sea Limited, concluded in July 2017. The deals have a value of around EUR 133.5 million (USD 152 million).“The proceeds from the sale of the vessels will reduce the net debt and strengthen the group’s financial position,” Veiko Haavapuu, Finance Director of Tallink Grupp AS, said.From 2006 to 2011, Tallink operated the two Superfast ferries between Finland and Germany. In spring 2011 the company then signed an agreement with Stena Line on the charter of the two vessels. They were transferred in August of the same year. Since then the two ferries have been operating in British waters.last_img read more

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Misick says FCO TCIG need to hold Referendum on Independence

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Michael Misick was not included on a recently published list of At Large Candidates for the Progressive National Party issued by the Party’s National Chairman; Misick contends that he should have been on the list.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMichael Misick, former premier is congratulating the British on their decision to leave the European Union; a move which is already being hailed in England as INDEPENDENCE DAY for the country.This reference has not escaped notice by Misick who is an unrelenting and unapologetic force for an independent Turks and Caicos Islands.  Misick in a statement issued a short while ago says, “The exit of the British from the EU will certainly have far reaching implications and a great impact on the UK and its colonies.  We respect the British people’s Right to self determination as it relates to matters that are important to their future, and we seek the same right here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”Misick who will next Wednesday make a major announcement related to the upcoming General Elections feels the UK needs to lead a referendum in the TCI to see who agrees with his view that it is time for the TCI to go independent.“In light of that decision, I hereby call on the British Government and the Turks and Caicos Government to hold a Referendum in the Turks and Caicos Islands as a matter of urgency to determine whether we should remain a British Colony, especially in light of losing all of the benefits that came with being associated with the EU.”last_img read more

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Changes to come to TCI National Scholarship policy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 13th 2017: Changes made to the National Scholarship Policy will look at capping the number of grants received per student and the maximum awarding amounts.The revised policy announced by the Education Ministry comes after it received approval from House of Assembly to make amendments to its National Scholarship Policy 2011. It’s expected that the changes will immediately be implemented for applicants who have applied for tertiary education scholarships during this year’s scholarship review process.The ministry says the reason behind the changes, to improve the procedures and practices and make it more relevant in today’s scholarship system, while also establishing a transparency mechanism, removing any perception of biasness in the Scholarship Awarding Process. The new policy looks at increasing the list of approved institutions accredited. One of the areas the changes looks at, includes establishing clear academic standards that will determine eligibility for awarding of local and international scholarships in the various scholarship categories. The policy also determines academic standards for awardees to maintain their scholarship awards. The changes also seek to regulate standards for eligibility for scholarships, transfers and deferral of scholarship awards.Meanwhile, the changes also call for an establishment of a Full and Partial Scholarship Approved Institution list, while scholarship categories will be further defined and distinguished by the criteria of awarding amounts for Full, Partial Scholarship, Grants and Distance learning. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:center_img #MagneticMediaNews#ChangesToComeToNationalScholarshipPolicylast_img read more

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