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Direct measurements of ice-shelf bottom melting rates by phase sensitive radar

first_imgThis paper describes the novel technique of using a phase-sensitive radio-echo system to determine the basal melt rate along a short profile near Halley Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf. After an interval of nine days the change in the thickness of ice, between a near surface reflectinghorizon and the ice-shelf base, was measured. The utilization of internal reflectors as a reference horizon corrects for the effects of accumulation and densification that might occur over the measurement interval. During the nine-day interval the ice shelf thinned by 0.032 + or – 0.004 m, the strain rate contribution to this thinning was 0.003 + or – 0.001 m, giving a localized melt rate of 1.17+ or – 0.17 m/yr. Our measured value agrees well with a traditional continuitymethod. The accuracy of the phase sensitive radar system allows the spatial variation in basal melt-rate to be measured over a short time interval, permitting for the first time a measurement of the seasonal variation in melt rateThis paper describes the novel technique of using a phase-sensitive radio-echo system todetermine the basal melt rate along a short profile near Halley Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf. After an interval of nine days the change in the thickness of ice, between a near surface reflecting horizon and the ice-shelf base, was measured. The utilization of internal reflectors as a reference horizon corrects for the effects of accumulation and densification that might occur over themeasurement interval. During the nine-day interval the ice shelf thinned by 0.032 + or – 0.004 m, the strain rate contribution to this thinning was 0.003 + or – 0.001 m, giving a localized melt rate of 1.17 + or – 0.17 m/yr. Our measured value agrees well with a traditional continuity method. The accuracy of the phase sensitive radar system allows the spatial variation in basal melt-rate to be measured over a short time interval, permitting for the first time a measurement of the seasonal variationin melt ratelast_img read more


May 9, 2021 0

Corentyne dominate Cycling Championships at ‘Nationals’

first_img-Males win all three champion boys’ titlesBy Faizool DeoA DOMINANT performance by the male cyclists from Corentyne, District Six, propelled them to an emphatic victory in the Cycling Championships, yesterday, at the Inner Circuit of the National Park on day two of the 59th National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships.Although 15-year-old Corentyne Comprehensive High School student, Rosheka Crawford, was outstanding for the defending champions in the U-16 division, her male teammates carried the side to victory.The trio of Joshon Campbell, Mario Washington and Ajay Gopilall finished as age division champions in the U-14, the U-16 and the Open categories respectively, which pushed the winners to a 51-point victory over rivals, Upper Demerara-Kwakwani. Last year, only eight points had separated the sides.  This year, Corentyne amassed 288 points, while District 10 finished on 237 points.  Third place went to District 15– New Amsterdam (150 points), while Bartica finished just behind in fourth place on 147 points.Rosheka Crawford was the top female performer for Corentyne.District 11, North Georgetown, and District 13, South Georgetown, were tied for fifth on 101 points, while West Demerara finished seventh on 70 points. District Five– West Coast Berbice, ended on 57 points; District 12– East Georgetown on 50 points; District 14– East Bank Demerara on 39 points; District eight– Potaro-Siparuni on 36 points, District 4– East Coast Demerara on 23 points and District Two– Essequibo Coast-Pomeroon on 21 points.Neither North West nor the Rupununi managed to score a point at the event.Manager of District Six Cycling team, Karl Vanier was “overjoyed, elated and ecstatic” with the win. He credited the cycling programme in Berbice for the dominance of the side. “There are regular races in Berbice and everybody wants to be champions. They want to do well; The guys are pushing each other, so there are keen rivalry in the team.”Vanier added that many of the girls do not have their personal cycles, which had hinder their training leading up to the championships.He also credited many of the shops and cycling enthusiasts, including former National cyclist, Wilbert Benjamin, of the Benjamin Sports Store, for their contribution to the youths in the sport. Mary Lyken from District 10, finished with two wins in the U-14 division. She won the 400M and the 800M.  Also finishing with two victories in that division was District Seven’s T. McKenzie.  The 13-year-old won the 1000M and the 2000M.   Campbell finished with victories in the 1500M, the 2000M and the 3000M.Meanwhile, Crawford, who won the 400M, the 800M and the 1000M races, was adjudged champion girl in the U-16 category.  Washington, who was dominant in his U-16 divisions, won the 800M, the 1000M, and the 1500M, while his teammate, Jeremiah Joseph, won the 2000M and the 3000M. Gopilall won the 5000M, the 3000M and the 2000M, while his teammate, Jameel Ross, who had won the 40K on Sunday, won the 800M and the 1000M.District 13’s Alliea Alleyne, who finished on 36 points, managed to pip District 10’s Clivecia Spencer as champion girl in the open category.  She finished first in the 1000M, first in 1500M and third in the 2000M and 3000M.Spencer won the 3000M and the 2000M while she finished third in the 1500M.last_img read more


September 18, 2020 0

Leicester 3 points away from title after Dawson foils Spurs

first_imgMyhill savesThe other significant alteration saw Boaz Myhill coming in for goalkeeper Ben Foster, who also had an ankle problem, and the 33-year-old Welshman was called into immediate action.In the opening minutes, he was at a full-stretch dive to turn a Christian Eriksen free-kick around for a corner. Moments later, he did exceptionally well to palm a Harry Kane effort on to the post. And not long afterwards Myhill could only watch as an effort from Eriksen clipped the top of the crossbar.The breakthrough the home crowd desperately required eventually came with 12 minutes left in the first half.Eriksen whipped in a superb free-kick which caused panic in the Albion defence and the falling Dawson, who had been tussling with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net and through the legs of the unfortunate Myhill.Spurs should really have doubled their lead when a signature sweeping move in the 57th minute saw Ali releasing Eriksen into space.The Dane then fed Erik Lamela, whose effort bounced off the post, the third time Tottenham had hit the woodwork.Yet Tottenham, who had appeals for a second-half penalty rejected when Jonny Evans appeared to handle an Eriksen delivery, ended up ruing all their missed chances.They had plenty of warnings, with lone Albion striker Salomon Rondon heading wide and also forcing a one-handed save from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.Then, from a Craig Gardner corner, right-back Dawson beat Lloris in the air to head home.Spurs midfielder Eric Dier was injured in the process and could be another absentee from the run-in.By the time Tottenham visit Chelsea on Monday, the Premier League race could be over.The only consolation for Spurs is that they are currently five points in front of Arsenal and in line to finish above their north London rivals for the first time since the 1994/95 season. Monday resultSpurs 1 West Brom 1LEICESTER’s final EPL games:May 1 – vs Man UnitedMay 7 – vs EvertonMay 15 – vs Chelsea.Tottenham Hotspur’s prospects of catching Leicester City in a thrilling Premier League title race suffered a major blow as they dropped two points in a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on Monday.Albion defender Craig Dawson made amends for his 33rd-minute own-goal by heading home an equaliser 17 minutes from time that has huge ramifications for the destiny of this season’s English title.Leicester are seven points clear of Spurs with three matches remaining and if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, they will become English football champions for the first time, regardless of anything else Tottenham do this season.To make matters worse for Spurs, they could be missing one of their key players in the closing stages of the season after video footage emerged on Twitter which showed Dele Alli appearing to punch Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob in the stomach during the first half.The incident was missed by the referee Mike Jones and England’s governing Football Association are now likely to review the incident.If Alli, the newly-crowned Professional Footballers Association’ Young Player of the Year is punished retrospectively, he could be banned from the remainder of north London club Tottenham’s campaign.On Sunday, Leicester consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 home thumping of Swansea.That result meant there was no margin of error for Tottenham.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino fielded the same side that overwhelmed Stoke City 4-0 a week earlier, while Albion were forced into making changes.Saido Berahino, whom Tottenham tried but failed to sign in pre-season, was removed from the starting line-up having aggravated an ankle injury against Arsenal last Thursday. London, United Kingdom | AFP center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


August 13, 2020 0

Flavor Palm Beach Extended Due to Dorian

first_imgIf you’re a foodie, you are going to like this.Flavor Palm Beach is being extended, thanks to Hurricane Dorian.The annual month-long event, which allows diners to sample of the county’s best restaurants with specially priced three-course meals for lunch and dinner, will now run through October 8.A list of participating restaurants and more information is available here.last_img


August 12, 2020 0

Plane Crash in Georgia Kills Florida Family Headed to Funeral

first_img-Larry Pruitt, 67, of Morriston, Fla. He was the pilot and owner of the plane.-Shawn Lamont, 41, of Gainesville, Fla. -Jody Lamont, 43, of Gainesville. She was the wife of Shawn and daughter of Larry Pruitt.-Jayce Lamont, 6. He was the son of Shawn and Jody Lamont.-Alice Lamont, 4. She was the daughter of Shawn and Jody Lamont.The family was flying from Levy County, Florida to Newcastle, Indiana in order to attend a funeral, deputies said.The crash remains under investigation. A plane crash in Georgia killed a grieving Florida family over the weekend.According to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a small plane crashed in a wooded area near Eatonton, which is located about an hour southeast of Atlanta.Deputies identified the victims involved in the crash as:last_img read more


August 12, 2020 0

FBI Activity at Seven Bridges Community in Delray Beach

first_imgThe FBI spent part of Thursday at a neighborhood in west Delray Beach. A spokesman said agents were at the Seven Bridges community on “court ordered law enforcement activity.”However, the agency has not released any additional information at this time.last_img


August 12, 2020 0

Buffy The Buffalo Is Back Home On The Range

first_imgSabatos is famous for its larger-than-life bull on the rooftop, which has had its fair share of run-ins over the years. Twenty-five years ago, the bull was taken off the roof and was found straddling the Middletown North sign as a prank. The Sabatos’ bull is now bolted down and surrounded by barbed wire.These days Doris sits on the front porch of the house her late husband built, and revels in the excitement of drivers passing by, who wave and honk at the sight of Buffy’s return.On a recent day Keansburg resident John Gilsey happened to be passing by, and couldn’t help but to pull in to the driveway.“This is the first time I’ve seen him up (since it fell),” said Gilsey, who passes Buffy each day on his trip to the Middletown library.Doris is surprised, yet grateful, for the outpouring of support by the community surrounding this hardship with a happy ending.“I want to thank each and every person who came here to show their concern, of course,” she said. By Jay CookMIDDLETOWN – Albert “Herk” Adams was driving down Cherry Tree Farm Road in mid-July when, just before reaching the Belford Junction, his eye noted something amiss.In the middle of a curved gravel driveway in front of a ranch home, the iconic life-sized red-and-brown buffalo known in town as “Buffy the Buffalo,” which had proudly stood guard on a front lawn for a decade, was laying on its side, forlorn, its horn and back leg snapped off.Adams, who works with front-ends on heavy-duty work trucks everyday at his Belford company, Certified Truck Repair and Bedliners, recognized Buffy was made of fiberglass. He knows how to fix fiberglass. He felt it was his duty to act.Within days, he was at the doorstep at 49 Cherry Tree Farm Road, introducing himself to the heartbroken homeowner. “I want to fix your buffalo, because it’s the right thing to do,” he told Buffy’s owner, an 88-year old woman named Doris, a modest lady who’d rather not see her last name in the paper.Doris consented, and Buffy’s parts were rounded up and driven to Adams’ Center Avenue shop for repair, where they were affixed with a strong glue. Buffy was also given a makeover, painted back to his original color scheme of rust and brown; much less flamboyant than the fire-engine red mane he had for the past four years. He was herded to his place of honor on Aug. 21.Buffy’s “doctor,” Albert Adams, stands inside a painting bay at his shop located on Center Avenue in Belford, where Buffy was corralled for his three-day repair. Photo by Jay CookAs documented on the “Buffalo of Middletown” Facebook page, Buffy’s trip home included a stopover with another Middletown landmark, Calico the Clown, the sinister-looking character watching over Route 35 traffic from the Spirits Unlimited parking lot on Route 35.Doris was pleased. “The gentleman who reconstructed Buffy did excellent work and I’m very grateful for that.”The police were never able to corral the culprit, or culprits, who cut Buffy down on the night before the Fourth of July holiday, when Doris awoke to find him in pieces.“I always look out at him first thing, stand at the sink and turn off the outside lights here,” she said as she pointed to the window at the front of her house. “I came out, and he was laying there, his leg was laying there. And it was horrible.” Adams was pleased to right a wrong. “When you’re no longer 12 years old, and on the other side of the spectrum, it’s all about the little simple things,” he said.For Doris, the buffalo is also wrapped in sentimental memory. Back in 2006, her husband wanted to give his wife a gift, to replace the void left by a blue spruce that was uprooted in a windstorm. “The buffalo was a present from him for our anniversary that year, and he died three days before our anniversary, so he never got to see the buffalo,” said Doris, looking onto a photo of her husband, nailed to the front door.The Sabatos Bull, which is surrounded by barbed wire above the meat market in the Belford Junction, has seen its fair share of Middletown mischief. Photo by Jay CookFor Andy Sabatos, the owner of the Sabatos Prime Meats in nearby Campbell’s Junction, the damage to his neighbor’s lawn ornament was reprehensible. “This wasn’t a prank, it was malicious,” he said.last_img read more


August 4, 2020 0

ÉAGÓIR A DHÉANAMH AG VODAFONE AR GHAEILGEOIRÍ – REILLY

first_imgTá an Seanadóir do chuid Sinn Féin Kathryn Reilly, tar éis Vodafone a cháineadh inniu, tar éis dóibh a ghlacadh go poiblí inné go bhfuil sé níos daoire téacs a sheoladh as Gaeilge, ná as Béarla.Ag labhairt sa Seanad inniu le linn Ord an Ghnó, dúirt an Seanadóir ón Chabháin go raibh gá don Rialtas, agus do COMREG, a chinntiú go gcuirfear deireadh leis an éagóir seo.“Dúirt an Taoiseach linn inné go gcuirfear airgead ar fáil chun a chinntiú go mbeidh daoine in ann an Ghaeilge a úsáid le linn uachtaránacht Aontas na hEorpa atá le teacht, agus is maith an rud é sin.” “Ach cloisimid inniu go bhfuil sé trí n-uaire níos daoire do custaiméirí Vodafone téacs a sheoladh trí Ghaeilge má bhaintear úsáid as an síneadh fada, ná as Béarla. Is léir go bhfuil sé sin éagórach ar Gaeilgeoirí. ”“Iarraim ar an Rialtas, agus ar Comreg brú a chur ar Vodafone deireadh a chur leis an costais breise seo, agus cothrom na féinne a thabhairt don Ghaeilge.”   ÉAGÓIR A DHÉANAMH AG VODAFONE AR GHAEILGEOIRÍ – REILLY was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ÉAGÓIR A DHÉANAMH AG VODAFONE AR GHAEILGEOIRÍ – REILLYlast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

JOURNALIST WAS ‘HEAVILY INVOLVED’ IN LETTERKENNY DRUGS TRADE

first_imgA JOURNALIST was one of the main drugs pushers in Letterkenny until she was caught in an undercover Garda sting, a court has heard.Lisa Harnett, whose address was given as James Larkin Court in the town, was caught with a cocktail of drugs.Drugs squad officer Garda Paul Harte said he and his team launched a major investigation in the middle of 2011 based upon surveillance and intelligence work. “She was heavily involved in the sale and supply of drugs in Letterkenny,” said the Garda.On July 22, 2011, as a result of the inquiries, Gardai stopped a car and searched Harnett and carried a follow-up search at a house in Rowan Park in the town.Two bags of amphatimine were hidden under the passenger seat and were later found to be worth €309.The searches also yielded cocaine worth €145 and cannabis worth €97.Garda Harte said a ‘tick list’ with customer orders was also found and that mobile phone had messages relating to the illegal drugs business.“It also had messages which showed she believed she was under surveillance,” said the Garda.“She was cooperative and hasn’t come to our attention since. She didn’t show any signs of wealth and it appears she spent the money on herself,” he added.It was her first offence, the court heard.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Harnett to make a €300 donation to a charity taking local children to Lourdes.JOURNALIST WAS ‘HEAVILY INVOLVED’ IN LETTERKENNY DRUGS TRADE was last modified: November 11th, 2013 by John2Share 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:drug dealerjournalistletterkennyLISA Harnettlast_img read more


December 24, 2019 0

‘He’s just different than other guys’: No. 1 prospect Jesús Luzardo joins Athletics in Houston

first_imgHOUSTON — At last, Jesús Luzardo is with the Oakland A’s.The No. 1 prospect had a chance to break spring training with the team in March, but a strained shoulder and a lat strain suffered in July kept him outside looking in until now. He joins fellow top prospects A.J. Puk and Sean Murphy along with Seth Brown and Sheldon Neuse to help the big league club chase a postseason run.Manager Bob Melvin said Luzardo’s role with the team for the remainder of this season is unclear, though “it’s …last_img read more


December 20, 2019 0