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Factors controlling the last interglacial climate as simulated by LOVECLIM1.3

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first_imgThe last interglacial (LIG), also identified to the Eemian in Europe, began at approximately 130 kyr BP and ended at about 115 kyr BP (before present). More and more proxy-based reconstructions of the LIG climate are becoming more available even though they remain sparse. The major climate forcings during the LIG are rather well known and therefore models can be tested against paleoclimatic data sets and then used to better understand the climate of the LIG. However, models are displaying a large range of responses, being sometimes contradictory between them or with the reconstructed data. Here we would like to investigate causes of these differences. We focus on a single climate model, LOVECLIM, and we perform transient simulations over the LIG, starting at 135 kyr BP and run until 115 kyr BP. With these simulations, we test the role of the surface boundary conditions (the time-evolution of the Northern Hemisphere (NH) ice sheets) on the simulated LIG climate and the importance of the parameter sets (internal to the model, such as the albedos of the ocean and sea ice), which affect the sensitivity of the model. The magnitude of the simulated climate variations through the LIG remains too low compared to reconstructions for climate variables such as surface air temperature. Moreover, in the North Atlantic, the large increase in summer sea surface temperature towards the peak of the interglacial occurs too early (at ∼128 kyr BP) compared to the reconstructions. This feature as well as the climate simulated during the optimum of the LIG, between 131 and 121 kyr BP, does not depend on changes in surface boundary conditions and parameter sets. The additional freshwater flux (FWF) from the melting NH ice sheets is responsible for a temporary abrupt weakening of the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, which causes a strong global cooling in annual mean. However, the changes in the configuration (extent and albedo) of the NH ice sheets during the LIG only slightly impact the simulated climate. Together, configuration of and FWF from the NH ice sheets greatly increase the magnitude of the temperature variations over continents as well as over the ocean at the beginning of the simulation and reduce the difference between the simulated climate and the reconstructions. Lastly, we show that the contribution from the parameter sets to the climate response is actually very modest.last_img read more

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‘Dating app’ for house sharing tenants wins extra £24 million funding

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first_imgA Spanish smartphone app that enables tenants to meet up online and rent properties together via a ‘Tinder’ style matching platform has raised a further £24 million to develop and expand its service in the UK and beyond.Based in Barcelona, the extra cash has come from the same US investors behind challenger bank Monzo and Facebook.Called Badi, the app claims to streamline the process of finding roomies to share homes with by enabling them to complete a ‘matchmaking’ process via the app and apply for properties to rent.During the initial part of the process, tenants reveal information about their lifestyles and ideal property and roommates. They are then matched via a Tinder-style app, after which connected tenants can chat together before house hunting.In the UK Badi says it want to take market share from both more established rivals such as SpareRoom.com as well letting agents and Rightmove.The new cash brings Badi’s total raised so far to over £35 million.40,000 tenantsLaunched in April last year, the app says it already has 40,000 users in London and currently offers over 100 properties. It has also set up in several other European cities including Rome, Madrid and Milan.Badi has already been going for over three years in Spain and was founded by entrepreneur Carlos Pierre who graduated in 2014, worked for PWC as an auditor and then launched Badi in September 2015.“In every big market there are classic room renter platforms,” he says.  “The thing that we are offering is the user experience.”rental datingapp badi Carlos Pierre dating app Tinder January 11, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » ‘Dating app’ for house sharing tenants wins extra £24 million funding previous nextProptech‘Dating app’ for house sharing tenants wins extra £24 million fundingBarcelona-based Badi has already proved itself in Spain and has now landed in London, where it aims to steal market share from Spareroom, Rightmove and letting agents.Nigel Lewis11th January 201901,250 Viewslast_img read more

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IS IT TRUE JULY 21, 2018

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first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE we are saddened to hear that George Spohr, executive editor of the Courier & Press, died of cancer Thursday night. He was 37.  …Mr. Spohr was also a regional editor for Gannett’s Indiana newspapers outside of Indianapolis, leading journalism efforts in Lafayette, Richmond, Muncie, and Evansville, as well as at The Gleaner in Henderson, Kentucky?  … he moved to Evansville in October 2017. Spohr was previously the executive editor of the Journal & Courier in Lafayette? ..He is survived by his parents, George Spohr Sr. and Linda Spohr, a sister, Kristen, and two nephews, all in the Utica, New York, area. Services for Spohr will be in Utica at a later date?IS IT TRUE that our publisher will be 75 years young on the 28th of this month? …he has been undergoing extensive tests on his heart  …we hope that the doctors will be able to correct his problem so he will have a better quality of life in his golden years?  …he would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support?  …when asked if he would like to retire real soon he said; “Yes I would if I could find someone like Jon Webb or John Martin of the Evansville Courier and Press to run the paper”?IS IT TRUE that yesterday our “Horse Racing Mole” informed our readers that they should consider betting on Ricochet Bay to place in the 2nd race at today’s live meet at Ellis? …that Ricochet Bay didn’t hit the board?  …she also predicts that Victory Cigar will run a big race in yesterday’s  6th race at Ellis Park? … Victory Cigar placed third?  …our “Horse Racing Mole” suggested that FREDSTWIRLINCANDY should do well in the 7th race?  …that FREDSTWIRLINCANDY placed second?  …she also suggests that you consider betting on LEO MEISTER across the board (win-place and show) in the 8th race? … that Leo Meister won the race and paid $9.20 to win? …she finally recommends that you only bet as much as you can afford to lose and enjoy the live racing card at Ellis today?IS IT TRUE here are a couple of today’s Ellis Park race (July 21, 2018) predictions?  …our “Horse Racing Mole” suggests that you should consider betting on CURIABELLA in the second (2) race, bet on GIANT HERO to place second in the third race, bet on  KRISTIZAR in the fifth (5) race to hit the board, wagger a win-place and show bet on TRACE in the seventh (7) race, and in the ninth (9) race it looks like a sure bet that NINTH STREET will either place first (1) or Second (2) in that race? …she finally recommends that you only bet as much as you can afford to lose and enjoy the live racing card at Ellis Park today?IS IT TRUE we would like to congratulate Rolling Hills Country Club for winning the County Club Championship?  …we would like to congratulate Loraine Pool swim team for winning the City Of Evansville City Championship?IS IT TRUE we would like to congratulate Indiana State Rep. Holli Sullivan for being one among 48 state leaders from across the country selected to participate in The Council of State Governments’ 2018 Henry Toll Fellowship, the nation’s premier leadership development program for state government officials?IS IT TRUE on July 16th, Youth First, Inc. was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Vanderburgh Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., through its Community Good Grants Program?  … this grant will fund Youth First social workers in Vanderburgh County schools to help address the social and emotional needs of young people by building caring relationships, fostering a readiness for positive change, boosting resiliency and teaching valuable life skills to help prevent substance abuse and other risky behaviors? …we give five (5) cheers to Vanderburgh Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., through its Community Good Grants Program for investing in our community?IS IT TRUE The Department of Veterans Affairs held a mental health summit on the University of Southern Indiana’s campus?  …this summit was held as a way to help veterans in the Tri-State who may be struggling with recourses to help? ..Dale Horaz, a spokesperson for the Suicide Prevention Program, say 20 veterans die by suicide every day? …he also explains that the number has been decreasing steadily, but there is still a lot of work to be done to eliminate suicides?  …we agree with Dale Horaz comments and ask you to click the attached link so you can assist our veterans in need?   That guide can be seen by clicking here. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that The Vanderburgh County Commissioners broke ground on a new shell building at VIP Park (Vanderburgh Industrial Park) this week? …that Woodward Commercial Realty was the developer of this project and the event was well attended with supportive organizations such as GAGE (Growth Alliance of Greater Evansville), Vectren, Old National Bank, Economic Development Coalition, and the Evansville Industrial Foundation; all came together to celebrate the new project.? …we agree with the remarks made by Vanderburgh County Commissioner Ben Shoulders “that this shell building will keep Vanderburgh County in the game and competitive”?IS IT TRUE that The University of Evansville’s Access to Capital and Expertise for Emerging Entrepreneurs (ACE³) program has been selected as a Driver of Financial Wellbeing national semifinalist in the Unlocking ₵hange Challenge? …this nationwide competition seeks to find and support leading social entrepreneurs and innovators across the country?  …that a  total of 27 semifinalists were chosen from 107 entrants?  …we say go get them U Of E Emerging Entrepreneurs (ACE³) program, students?IS IT TRUE that the Student Government Association at USI has elected its new president for the 2017-2018 academic year?  … that Bradley Flittner, a junior businesses management major with a marketing minor from Evansville, will assume the position of president following three years of service with SGA as a student representative for the Romain College of Business?  …we give 5 cheers to Bradley Flittner for being elected the new president of the USI student body for the 2017-2018 academic year?Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Vanderburgh County Commission District 1 seat who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.last_img read more

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Ocean City Police Activity Report for Dec. 6 to 12

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first_imgPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Ocean City Police Department December 8, 2015: TuesdayCalls for service: 67Motor Vehicle Stops: 29Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 19Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 500 block West Ave., at 8:44amMotor vehicle accident, 5th St. & West Ave., at 2:52pmWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 7:54pm December 11, 2015: FridayCalls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 14Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 17Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 1 EMS callsTheft, 500 block Bay Ave., at 10:00amTheft, 800 block Central Ave., at 1:23pmTheft, 300 block Ocean Ave., at 1:12pmWarrant, Aldrich Rd., one in custody, at 8:37pm December 6 – 12, 2015Calls for Service: 435Daily Average: 62 December 12, 2015: Saturday Calls for service: 64Motor Vehicle Stops: 30Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 9Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 5 EMS callsTheft, 400 block Simpson Ave., at 8:59amTheft, 400 block Wesley Ave., at 3:43pm December 9, 2015: WednesdayCalls for service: 77Motor Vehicle Stops: 35Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 25Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 4 EMS callsTheft, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 2:05pmcenter_img December 10, 2015: ThursdayCalls for service: 56Motor Vehicle Stops: 13Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0Property Checks: 16Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 2 fire and 4 EMS callsFraud, Sunset Pl., at 1:43pm OCEAN CITY POLICE SUMMARIZED WEEK’S ACTIVITIES December 6, 2015: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 52Motor Vehicle Stops: 24Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1Property Checks: 17Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 3 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Bay Ave., at 3:17pm December 7, 2015: Monday Calls for service: 62Motor Vehicle Stops: 17Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2Property Checks: 20Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 2 Fire and 4 EMS callWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 12:15pmMotor vehicle accident, 7th St. & West Ave., at 12:15pmTheft, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 3:23pmMotor vehicle accident, 600 block Asbury Ave., at 3:47pmCDS, 600 block Wesley Ave., at 8:32pmWarrant, 600 block West Ave., one in custody, at 8:32pmlast_img read more

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Former OC Men’s Crew Athlete wins King’s Cup for USA at Henley

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first_imgUnited States Armed Forces Crew Team’s oars at Henley’s Royal Regatta. Photo Credit @NavyRowing US wins final against Germany at Henley’s Royal Regatta. US Naval Academy student/athlete and former OC Men’s Crew Coxswain, Matthew Catanoso, in the foreground just after the historic win. Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRR By Donna OvesFormer OC Men’s Crew athlete, and Ocean City High School Class of 2018 graduate, Matthew Catanoso, coxswained the United States Armed Forces boat to victory today at the Henley Royal Regatta in Oxfordshire, England. The United States Armed Forces crew beat Germany’s crew by 3/4 of a boat length in the final race winning them the world famous King’s Cup.United States Armed Forces crew winning in the final race against Germany at Henley’s Royal Regatta at Oxfordshire, England, July 7, 2019 – Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRRJust last spring, Matthew, or “MattCat”as he is known, was a Coxswain for Ocean City High School’s Men’s Varsity Crew Team. MattCat coxswained for OC Men’s Crew Team for four years.2018 – Was it only last year? Coxswain Matt Catanoso getting the traditional dunk after winning the Atlantic County Championships, Lake Lenape, Mays Landing, NJ. Also pictured at teammates Blase Japzon, Greg O’Connell, AJ Oves and Luke Hornick.2019- Coxswain Matt Catanoso once again getting the traditional dunk, this time in the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. The joyous United States Armed Forces Crew just won the King’s Cup, representing the United States on the world’s stage at Henley’s Royal Regatta. Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRRNow, only one year later, as a US Naval Academy first-year student/athlete, he was selected to Coxswain the United States Armed Forces crew boat to compete at the Royal Henley Regatta. This select-crew was comprised for the first time ever of both male and female military officers. In the case of the United States Armed Forces team, these competitors all come from the ranks of Navy Crew, in honor of their 150th Anniversary.The eight crews competing in the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta. Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRRThe eight crew’s competing at the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta. The River Thames in the background. Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRRThis year is also the 100th Anniversary of the first-ever King’s Cup Regatta. The 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta was staged by the rowing community to help heal the wounds and hasten the return of normality of the Allied nations and their troops recovering from the First World War. According to the Henley Royal Regatta website : “For the first time, male and female military athletes will row in the same boat at an elite international event. The King’s Cup will see crews from the original six nations of Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, the UK and the USA, joined by Germany and the Netherlands, competing in a knock-out format over the final three days of the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta.”The King’s Cup – Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRRAnd compete they did! Day one of the regatta saw Australia, Germany, France and the United States win their races. The next day, at the semi-final races, Germany and the United States were the winners. At today’s final, the United States was victorious over Germany. All the races were broadcast live, and can still be seen on YouTube at HenleyRoyalRegatta. Here is the link to the final race (US vs. Germany):Congratulations to Matt Catanoso and the United States Armed Forces crew on winning the King’s Cup on the world’s stage at Henley’s Royal Regatta!2019 Henley’s Royal Regatta – The United States Armed Forces Crew Team. Coxswain Matt Catanoso far right. Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRRNavy Crew receiving the King’s Cup. Matt Catanosos holding the prize. Photo Credit: Twitter Page of HRRlast_img read more

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RTS Flexible Systems

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first_imgRTS Flexible Systems (Irlam, Manchester) a provider of integrated robotic and automation systems for the food industry, has developed a solution for picking and packing food products into variety packs.The system can also be adapted to cope with changes in pack configuration due to the introduction of new flavours or ’limited-edition’ offers.The solution was originally developed for a chocolate biscuit manufacturer. It used RTS’ PixCell TM technology to combine the speed and flexibility of 120-cycle per minute, vision-guided robots with RTS VIP TMline balancing software and RTS-developed gripper designs.According to David Bradford, RTS managing director: “We were able to achieve significant cost savings by replacing a complex and repetitive manual operation to pack multiple product variants with an automated solution.This significantly increases throughput and reduces line downtime. It has the advantage of improved quality control, and there are benefits for hygiene and personnel health because of the reduction in human intervention.”last_img read more

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Dirtwire and an-ten-nae Showcase New Material in SF

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first_imgLoad remaining images The Bay Area is an established hotbed for progressive dance music, birthplace of the psychedelic revolution, and a veritable headquarters for the Black Rock diaspora. This unique cultural alchemy makes the cities suitable hosts of all things avant-garde, a most fertile garden of artistic vegetation, musical and otherwise. Hailing from galactivated East Bay environs, an-ten-nae and Dirtwire are continually kicking down the doors of convention, steadfastly ushering in the new sound. Both artists used the Independent, packed to the gills and chock-full of familiar faces, to unveil their freshest and dopest new produce on a busy Thursday night.an-ten-nae opened the festivities just after 9pm, as people began to trickle in off Divisadero I wondered aloud just why an-ten-nae was on the front end of this bill, though we soon would find out. Government name Adam Ohana, the Oakland-based bass icon has long been a provocative purveyor of low-end theory.  One half of demonic masked avengers Dimond Saints, as a solo artist an-ten-nae is now nearly four years into the orgasmic odyssey that is Medicine Crunk, after over a decade concocting its precursor, Acid Crunk. The style/genre of Medicine Crunk is all his own, transcending dubstep, glitch, and trap; his is future music embracing the contemporary, an ever-deepening forest of ILLumination at once emotionally inviting, and sensually invigorating.Possibly the finest practitioner of ‘shanti-ratchet-sexy’, an-ten-nae used this quiet-as-kept opening slot to unveil ninety minutes of previously unheard, all original material, a great deal of it from his forthcoming solo album Medicine. In a display of courage, he began his set with some “top secret” house jams, BPMs that raised a few eyebrows, as four-on-the-floor is still considered a borderline cardinal sin in certain bass circles. I admired his fearlessness, even as he tactfully transitioned to the tribalized tantra that defines Medicine Crunk. The remaining hour and change was populated by a series of inspired, if sometimes unfinished ideas. He eschewed remixing songs of the current zeitgeist, instead forwarding a bevy of original melodies and riddims, at once an-ten-nae to the core, yet in a few ways quite unlike their prodigious predecessors. Bombastic, pulverizing low end was massaged by sensual tones, serpentine fire and a whiff of Palo Santo. Ethereal glitch-hop, smoothed out on the (half-time) R&B tip, with a goddess-pop feel/appeal to it; we drank down the medicine, straight no chaser.Cue the futuristic porch jams with a twist of spaghetti-western psychedelia, Dirtwire is an amalgam of anomaly. The brainchild of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (of the criminally slept-on Stellamara, and world-fusion funksters Hamsa Lila) and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), the trio has been tearing up the underground, setting fire to festival nation with nary a f*ck given. Employing a treasure chest of acoustic weaponry such as guitar, banjo, harmonicas the world over, electric, acoustic and whamola basses, violins and  fiddles, and a laundry list of global percussion instruments, the band could be the ozone lovechild of Toubab Krewe and Midnight Vultures-era Beck.  Gleaning inspiration from the Wild Wild West with a dash of steampunk swagger, Dirtwire is a macrobiotic-cowboy Bob Weir, spinning Burner beats in a Frontierville brothel.Headlining the engagement, the show was in essence a Dirtwire CD Release Party, as the band is releasing their third full length album Showdown on March 9th. Opening with “Damn Rooster”, “Rusted Railway” and the beloved space-bandit groove “Shish Kabobs,” Dirtwire got the audience lubed up with a familiar trifecta before delving into several tracks from Showdown. Coming of age in the West Coast electronic/festival scene, Satori and company have begun to deftly harness their live performance, the instrumentation and electronic accoutrements working in tandem instead of in spite of each other.Recently, Dirtwire has been prone to bringing along an auxiliary member to play a traditional trap kit, in lieu of drum machines or presets. On this night, the bare-bones trio programmed electronic drums, and the beats sounded harmonious, in sonic lockstep with the plethora of instruments wielded by these three amigos. FOH engineer Jason Bruton had Dirtwire sounding as clean and vibrant as I’d ever heard, no doubt enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of this hallowed room. Fraser was particularly impressive on jaw harps, kalimbas, n’goni African harp, among other obscure, indigenous accompaniment. Stand-out jams included the spaghetti-step of “Bridge of Sons”, “Struttin,” and the jaw-harp beatbox of “Yunan.” Dirtwire sent the revelers home with a  twisted, tequila-soaked encore, getting the led out with a roaring “When the Levee Breaks.”Words: B.GetzPhotos: Chris Baldwin Photographylast_img read more

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Pitchfork Music Festival Adds Headliners To Complete 2018 Lineup

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first_imgPitchfork Music Festival has unveiled their final wave of artists for their 2018 lineup. The new additions to the Chicago festival—set to take place July 20th-22nd—include Saturday headliners/indie sweethearts Fleet Foxes and Sunday headliner Ms. Lauryn Hill.Hill’s performance will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her smash hit solo debut, which netted her 10 nominations and 5 wins at the 1999 Grammy Awards, including “Album of the Year.” You can listen to The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety below via Spotify:Ms. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn HillFleet Foxes and Lauryn Hill are joined at the top of the Pitchfork Music Festival bill by Tame Impala, whose previously announced set at the festival marks their only confirm North American performance of 2018. In addition to the top line artists, the festival will feature performances by Courtney Barnett, The War on Drugs, Chaka Khan, DRAM, Noname, Japandroids, Blood, Raphael Saadiq, Big Theif, Earl Sweatshirt, and many more.Tickets for the 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival are now on sale. For more information, or to grab your tickets now, head to the event’s website.last_img read more

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Saint Mary’s debuts summer study abroad programs

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first_imgSaint Mary’s debuted two new summer study abroad programs this summer: the London LEB Program and an archeology program in Trim, Ireland.Both programs are open to students from all majors. The London LEB Program is a four-week program. Archeology in Ireland is a six-week program, but two- and four-week long options are also available, according to the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL).“I have always wanted to study abroad, but by virtue of being a transfer student and someone who is double majoring, I could never do a semester program,” senior Adrienne Whisman said. “So, I looked for summer programs.”Junior Kiersten Lieurance said students participate in the London LEB Program through Maryville University in St. Louis. This past summer, two Saint Mary’s students were participants: Lieurance and senior Allison Burns. Photo courtesy of Allison Burns Junior Lieurance, left, and senior Burns, right, pose in London in front of the London Eye. The two participated in the London LEB program in the summer of 2016.“It was so culture-driven,” Lieurance said. “We went to the businesses for class — it wasn’t classroom-based, it was more learning and cultural experience.”The program consists of one class and one practicum. Lieurance took a globalization course, coupled with a practicum at the Victoria and Albert Museum. “[The] part that I liked best about my classes was the opportunity I got to go and visit all of these prominent businesses in London,” Burns said. “We went to City Hall, the Houses of Parliament, Canary Wharf, Fuller’s Brewery and many others, and [we] discussed topics of globalization with prominent business leaders.”Participating in a practicum allows the students to take things they learned in their classes and take it into the real world. As part of their practicum, Burns and Lieurance studied an exhibit at the museum and, using what they gathered, created a marketing plan. “The London LEB Program helped me within my major by being able to actually go and see some of the places [and] things I’ve learned about in class,” Burns said. “Any program or experience that exposes me to the history, religion, art, literature and philosophy I’ve only previously read about in a book is amazing.”The opportunity to work in the museum added to the cultural experience the students received from living in London, Lieurance said. “It was a completely different culture, but everyone we worked with was very welcoming,” she said. “I think it was more a learning experience, getting to understand the difference between their culture and our culture and how that affects the worldly businesses.”The archeology program also presents an opportunity for students to gather “real world” experience. Students stay in Trim and excavate the remains of a 13th century Dominican friary, according to CWIL.“The Trim program is unique,” Whisman said. “It allows students to integrate into Irish culture through a homestay family as well as loads of free time to explore not only Trim, Ireland, but also the rest of Ireland and the U.K.”Study abroad programs at Saint Mary’s are coordinated by CWIL. Karen Chambers, faculty coordinator of the Ireland program, said CWIL tries to listen to the requests of students as to which programs they would like to partake in.“On occasion, we have had students request some type of active archaeology experience which we previously had not been able to offer in our portfolio,” she said. “We have a long relationship with Maynooth University — next fall is our 40th year partnering with Maynooth — so we have a long and sustained interest from our students in Ireland, so this program combined the two interests.”This responsiveness led to the establishment of the archeology program. Whisman and senior Caylin McCallick are two of the students that participated in this program. “I decided to go because I love history and the thought of being a part of discovering even a small part of history was extremely intriguing,” McCallick said. “I wanted to go to a place where I wouldn’t get in trouble for touching historical artifacts.”Students work with the Irish Archaeology Field School and with professors that work on site with them, Chambers said. It also fulfills several requirements for students.The program facilitates a homestay for students and requires them to walk to and from the work site. The homestay provides a cultural experience for students that cannot come from simply visiting Ireland as a tourist, Chambers said.“Ireland is a rich culture, but those who visit as a tourist miss much of the culture that makes it different than U.S. culture,” she said. “Our Trim program is highlighted by a homestay experience in which students are invited into the home life of a family in the town. Understanding cultural differences is inherent in the liberal arts education — seeing that ideas can be viewed differently and learning to appreciate that difference.”Whisman experienced this exploration of culture during her time in Trim.“The fact that the dig excavated a medieval friary made me nerd out so hard,” she said. “The dig and the program helped me see history as it was and how it is still with us today. I walked to the dig site every day passing ruins and castles. America doesn’t have the luxury of seeing the remains of history from 800 years ago, or even 5,000 years ago.”Tags: center for women’s intercultural leadership, Ireland, London, saint mary’s, SMC, study abroadlast_img read more

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Midville Field Day

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first_imgApplied research related to four of the state’s major row crops will be presented to southeast Georgia farmers at the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (SGREC) Field Day in Midville, Georgia, on Wednesday, Aug. 9.University of Georgia scientists and Cooperative Extension agents from across the state will discuss research being completed in cotton, corn, peanuts and soybeans.Registration begins at 9 a.m. The field day starts at approximately 9:20 a.m. and ends around 1:30 p.m. Preregistration is not required for the event.“While additional work is being done, we’re repeating some of the same studies being completed at other research centers in Tifton, Georgia, and Plains, Georgia. We do so because we have a geographical and climate difference here. Our rain patterns are a little different. We’re typically drier than Tifton, so research here is vastly different than what’s being done in southwest Georgia,” said SGREC Superintendent Anthony Black.UGA Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait will discuss disease management and UGA Extension entomologists Phillip Roberts and John All will talk about insect management options.Researchers with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Statewide Variety Testing program will present updates on the performance of various crop varieties. UGA soybean breeding program scientists will discuss the latest advancements being made in a commodity with a statewide farm gate value of more than $128 million.“Given the diverse geographic landscape in Georgia, the research being done in southwest Georgia is not applicable to farmers in southeast Georgia. The Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center is a vital tool to the success of our producers in that part of the state,” said Joe West, assistant dean for the UGA Tifton campus. West also oversees the Midville-based research and education center.The SGREC is located at 9638 Highway 56 South in Midville, Georgia. For more information, call 478-589-7472.last_img read more

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