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Representing grounding line migration in synchronous coupling between a marine ice sheet model and a z -coordinate ocean model

first_imgSynchronous coupling is developed between an ice sheet model and a z-coordinate ocean model (the MITgcm). A previously-developed scheme to allow continuous vertical movement of the ice-ocean interface of a floating ice shelf (“vertical coupling”) is built upon to allow continuous movement of the grounding line, or point of floatation of the ice sheet (“horizontal coupling”). Horizontal coupling is implemented through the maintenance of a thin layer of ocean ( ∼ 1 m) under grounded ice, which is inflated into the real ocean as the ice ungrounds. This is accomplished through a modification of the ocean model’s nonlinear free surface evolution in a manner akin to a hydrological model in the presence of steep bathymetry. The coupled model is applied to a number of idealized geometries and shown to successfully represent ocean-forced marine ice sheet retreat while maintaining a continuous ocean circulation.last_img read more

University of Utah Football To Retain Morgan Scalley As Defensive Coordinator

first_img Tags: University of Utah Football Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-In a letter released by University of Utah athletics director and head football coach Kyle Whittingham Wednesday, the Utes will retain defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley.Scalley, who is in his 13th season on the Utes’ staff and fifth season as defensive coordinator, came under fire in June after making racist comments to a former Utah football student-athlete, safety Robert Johnson in 2013.The letter states that Scalley will retain his position but he will be disciplined in the following manner:-Coach Scalley will engage with leadership of the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team. This consists of team vice president Mary Ann Villarreal. In so doing, Scalley will participate in regular and on-going diversity and inclusion education. They will be expected to be a key partner in addressing issues of racism and bias in the Utah Athletics Department, the University and the broader community.-Despite a December 2019 multi-year extension agreed upon by Scalley and the University which would have paid him $1.1 million, his contract will be amended to his 2018 compensation level in the form of a one-year term for $525,000.-This aforementioned December 2019 contract also included language from Harlan via a “verbal offer,”saying that Scalley would be the head-coach-in waiting whenever Whittingham steps down. That has since been rescinded per Wednesday’s news.The letter also states that $100,000 of the money that has been taken out of Scalley’s contract will go toward addressing issues of systemic inequity and racism in society. Furthermore, portions of it will go toward “enhanced programming and staffing support to the Athletic Department’s U.T.A.H. (United Against Hate) group.Harlan and Whittingham expressed their gratitude to all participants in this review and who provided “thoughtful and important information” for evaluative purposes. July 1, 2020 /Sports News – Local University of Utah Football To Retain Morgan Scalley As Defensive Coordinatorlast_img read more

Online lettings agency wins extra £4m from taxpayer-backed fund and VCs

first_imgOnline lettings agency Mashroom has raised a further £4 million from investors including a taxpayer-backed fund, taking its total raise to £7 million.Mashroom was founded by former venture capitalist Stepan Dobrovolskiy in 2018 and offers its service for free to both landlords and tenants, generating revenue from commission gained from selling financial products.But Mashroom is best known to agents as the saviour of eMoov, which it bought from the hybrid agency’s administrators in 2019 and runs as its sales arm.The new cash comes from unnamed private investors along with money from the Future Fund, a £250 million government-backed initiative that offers loans of between £125,000 and £5 million ‘to innovative companies which are facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak’.£250m fundThe fund was announced by Rishi Sunak on 20th April and applies to companies that are unable to access other government business support programmes because they are either ‘pre-revenue’ or ‘pre-profit’.“Letting and renting is, for the most part, still a fragmented, bricks-and-mortar industry,” Dobrovolskiy told TechCrunch.“The experience as a landlord or tenant normally still involves a traditional estate agent who acts as intermediary and charges a hefty fee. “While plenty of new players have come along with tech to solve certain points in the experience, we are the first to look at the entire process from end to end.”As The Negotiator reported last week, Mashroom has launched a service that pays exiting tenants a week’s rent if they host viewings of their soon-to-be former home or film virtual tours.stepan dobrovolskiy Mashroom Emoov August 10, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 10th August 2020 at 9:01 amFunding for Proptech companies can be nothing but a good thing, sadly many really good start ups are cash starved, because of how the system works, grants and loans are often given out, not so much on merit, rather the length of time a company has traded, how much angel investment has been put in, often the larger cash burn you have often with minimal or zero revenue seems not to matter.I know of at least a dozen really great Proptech founders who could with a million pounds make a real difference, these same people just quietly grind on, in some ways humbly hoping that someone will realise what they have, whilst some average or below average companies get continual rounds of funding, despite minimal evidence that they are of commercial value. Proptech-PR there has never been more need for us than now.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Online lettings agency wins extra £4m from taxpayer-backed fund and VCs previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline lettings agency wins extra £4m from taxpayer-backed fund and VCsMashroom has received funds from private investors, but also Rishi Sunak’s £250 million ‘Future Fund’ designed to help Covid-hit ‘pre-revenue’ start-ups.Nigel Lewis10th August 20201 Comment742 Viewslast_img read more

Teenager confesses to student attack

first_imgA man has confessed to carrying out a brutal attack on an Oxford student.Kentaro Ikeda, a postgraduate student at Teddy Hall, was attacked and robbed while cycling home from the college. Ikeda, now 27, suffered injuries so serious that he is now in permanent rehabilitative care.Craig Knowles and Thomas Mack, both 18, had been due to stand trial together accused of robbing and grievous bodily harm with intent, as well as a separate charge of actual bodily harm to Abdul Rehman, an Oxford taxi driver. Knowles changed his plea to guilty at a court hearing on Tuesday. Mack denies all three charges.The prosecution told the jury at Oxford Crown Court that Mack and Knowles attacked Ikeda at around 1.45am following a night out in Oxford city centre. The victim had been working late in his college library and was cycling home with his rucksack, academic work and laptop when the attack happened. John Price, prosecuting, claimed that Ikeda was simply “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”The court heard that Ikeda was stopped on the cycle path and struck with a single blow from his own bicycle lock, fracturing his skull. His possessions and bicycle were then taken from the scene. The rucksack was later found abandoned outside garages near to the defendant’s home. The bicycle was never recovered but the lock was found in the grass nearby, covered in Ikeda’ blood.The jury were told that Mack, Knowles and two other men had spent the evening in the Red Lion pub before heading out to The Bridge nightclub. There they then were involved in a minor disturbance and left the venue. On the way home the prosecution allege that the men assaulted taxi driver Abdul Rehman. The group split, with Mack and Knowles continuing home together.According to the prosecution they then turned onto Mesopotamia Walk shortly before Ikeda entered on his bicycle. The attack occurred soon afterwards.Mr. Price said that Mack and Knowles had been drinking heavily and “were gratuitously looking for trouble.” He added that the pair had boasted of the attack afterwards and that Mack had been seen soon after the attack with a “computer organiser” that fitted the description of a device owned by Ikeda. Mack’s fingerprint was found on the victim’s academic papers which had been dumped nearby.The court heard that the two youths had sent a series of text messages to friends in the hours following the incident.In one text, allegedly sent by Mack to his friend James Smith less than an hour after the attack, he wrote “mate, you missed out. We threatened a load of men in The Bridge. I punched a Pakistani man in the back of the head and knocked him out. I gave him an uppercut to his face, he could hardly walk to his taxi. LOL.”“Then we saw a Chinese man on the way back and beat the shit out of him and robbed his bags and bike.“Mate, you should have been there. That’s how Marston boys roll.”last_img read more

New centre in Headington brings Classics to the community

first_imgThe East Oxford Classics Centre aims to open Classics up to a wider audience. It has been set up at Cheney School, in Headington.Workshops, events, exhibitions and lessons in Latin and Ancient Greek will enable members of the community to explore the ancient world. The facilities of the centre will be available to students at the school and members of the public. All activities will be free.The Centre is run by the Iris Project in partnership with the Oxford Faculty of Classics. The Iris project is a charity founded in 2006 by Dr Lorna Robinson, which promotes Classics in city schools and organises classics theatre projects and the Literacy through Latin scheme. The latter brings Latin to the curriculum for disadvantaged schools in Oxfordshire.Cambridge classicist and journalist Professor Mary Beard opened the centre with a speech on the Thursday 24 October.She said that stamping out stereotypes is a key objective for the centre, adding, “It isn’t the case that the classics are just for rich boys.”It is hoped that the centre will help raise the profile of Classics as an interesting and relevant subject for everyone. Beard explained, “Latin and Ancient Greek are demanding but there are also wonderfully fun and spirited sides to them as well.”Classics Outreach Office Mai Musié pointed out that Oxford students will benefit from the scheme, through helping with teaching at the centre. She said, “Students will get a chance to gain skills that they are not able to within the structure of academia. This could provide a platform to pursue careers such as teaching and working with young people and at the same time consolidating their subject knowledge.“Despite the wonderful initiatives that have been set up by various Classics-oriented organisations, the increase of GCSE and A-Level take up of Ancient History and Classical Civilisation and popular BBC documentaries and dramas, Classics still has a problem of being seen as elite.”She highlights the fact that not many people know that you can study Classics at Oxford with no prior knowledge of Latin or Ancient Greek, an option known as Course II.Former President of the Classics society Jane Chan praised Oxford’s good work, but thinks there is still much to be done. She commented, “Classics is no longer limited those who have the privilege to learn the languages in school but it still has the highest private intake amongst all courses. Of the more than one hundred and twenty classicists in a year fewer than twenty of them come in without Latin and Greek.“To allow Classics to be more accessible it is not Oxford, but society’s perception of it that must change.”The first talk, entitled ‘Who is Sappho?’, is to be given by Dr Felix Budelmann. His lecture will be the first in a monthly series by department tutors.last_img read more

Industry backs new bread campaign

first_imgThe industry has welcomed British Baker’s #WeLoveBread campaign – which has seen protestors visit Number 10 about David Cameron’s decision to ditch bread.The magazine was joined by a host of industry organisations, including the British Society of Baking (BSB), the Federation of Bakers, Craft Bakers Association (CBA) and Scottish Bakers.All of them were unanimous in their support of the campaign – and equally critical of the Prime Minister’s decision to give up bread.Mike Bagshaw, of the BSB, said: “Cameron has taken bread out of his diet and we want him to put it back in. The benefits of the baking industry are massive; it’s all about selling it to younger people and getting them excited about baking.”And, Alan Stuart, representing Scottish Bakers, said: “It has been really great today to come down to London and be part of the British Baker bread protest at 10 Downing Street. We hope we have fought well for the baker’s corner and we can persuade the government and particularly David Cameron that the bakers of Britain play a great part in feeding our nation.”David Hall, managing director of London Bread & Cake, who visited Number 10 on behalf of the CBA, said: “I thought it was a wonderful opportunity for all the different associations to work together to promote healthy bread and try to tell David Cameron to have a balanced diet including bread, as well as looking at other alternatives like low-GI bread.”Amy Yeates, senior executive assistant, Federation of Bakers, said: “It was a great experience and a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and get people to stop thinking that bread is bad and start introducing more of it into their diets.”last_img read more

Brook introduces French baking course

first_imgFormer Baking Industry Awards Baker of the Year Mark Bennett is to teach a traditional French breads and pastries course at Brook Bakery School.Bennett, owner of the BIA 2015 Craft Business of the Year, Patisserie Mark Bennett, is to teach Bake French at the school, run by bakery equipment supplier Brook Food Processing, in Somerset.The school will host the one-day course on 24 February and on 23 March. Bennett, who was Baker of the Year in 2014, has been teaching at Brook Food since 2015. In that time he has taught three successful Bakery Excellence courses.Participants on the Bake French course will learn how to produce pain au levain, pain de campagne, brioche, baguette, fougasse, flammkuchen, almond tart and tarte aux fruits. They will also learn Bennett’s techniques and processes using commercial equipment, including steam tube deck ovens at the Brook Food 1,000sq ft test facility.To book your place call 01984 640401.last_img read more

NOLA Crawfish Festival Braves The Rain And Closes Out In Funky Style [Review/Photos]

first_imgThe second annual NOLA Crawfish Festival closed out its action-packed “Daze Between” schedule with a mix of incredible music, savory food, and a can-do spirit in the face of adversity that was truly amazing to behold. With an exciting first day in the books the second and third stanzas of this wonderful gathering were anything but the same as the first.To be certain, the overall theme of the NOLA Crawfish Festival was as established: Throw the best ingredients possible together with an artful eye towards the optimal balance and share the results with friends and family. Chef Shaggy, The NOLA Crawfish King does this as well as anyone when it comes to his legendary crawfish boils. After the success of last year’s event, Shaggy showed that he and his partners were more than capable of delivering just as impressive results in their artful curation musicians as they do with their shellfish, okra, potatoes and corn. The trick, as always, is in the spices–and knowing what to add and when to add it.Great masters make things look easy. Making a great funk festival is more than adding a dash of George Porter Jr. and Jon Cleary here, a few chunks of fresh bands like Organ Freeman there, and ringing the dinner bell. The second day of musical choices is a perfect example of the planning and thought behind the NOLA Crawfish Festival.Rather than simply bring out Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory and turning them loose, organizers realized that Hart’s brother-in-arms Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi All-Stars was in town. When approached, Dickinson was more than happy to accept the opportunity to share the stage with his compadre.Dickinson hung back for the first part of the set, allowing Hart and his band to shower the audience with massive blues based rock riffs that shook the walls of Central City BBQ. After leaving the audience sufficiently shell-shocked, Hart welcomed his fellow six string-slinger to the stage for some furious duels that were somehow friendly and still slightly competitive. By the end of the set both were smiling as broadly as everyone in the crowd, and their hug at the end of the set was a heart warming sign of both appreciation and affection that spoke as loudly as the music they had spun together moments before.From there, the music took to the outside air, where the scent of the boiling crawfish had music hungry fans feeling pangs of a different sort in their bellies. Luckily, each ticket included a heaping portion of the boil and a free NOLA Brewing Company beer to help wash the deliciousness down. Tables groaned at the weight dropped on them, only to quickly lighten as the food was devoured and the first notes of the outdoor portion of the program began.First up on the outside stage was the provocative keyboard pairing of Jon Cleary and Nigel Hall. The Grammy-winning Cleary has close to forty years’ experience behind his trademark blend of voice and keys. Over the course of his storied career, he has worked with some of the finest talents the Crescent City has to offer. His NOLA Crawfish Festival set was no exception.Dumpstaphunk‘s Tony Hall, Derwin “Big D” Perkins, Raymond Weber provided plenty of firepower and a rock-solid pocket for the showmen on keys to do their thing. Showing an impressive lack of ego for such a well-known and established players, the ad hoc band delivered a welcome set of rollicking piano-centric tunes that had everyone in a dancing mood from the first note.After quickly clearing the tables and the stage itself, it was time for the main event of the second day of the NOLA Crawfish Festival, the aptly named NCF Funk Squad. George Porter Jr. is at or near the top of any list of the funkiest cats of all time. Plenty has been written about the beloved man from the seminal refiners of funk known as The Meters, and all of the praise has been well-earned.Flanking Porter were two men of equal musical measure, Eric Krasno (of Soulive, Lettuce and The Eric Krasno Band) and John Medeski, AKA the first “M” in the impenetrably versatile jazz/funk trio MMW. Krasno’s signature slinky style of play surprises and delights, with his keen sense of exactly how far a note can and should be bent, and exactly when to do it. On the other side of the stage sat Medeski, whose fanning style of organ play seems almost unconscious, though that belies the insane skill he displays when launching his soaring fills and runs.Thanks to a near-clockwork precision shown by Terrence Higgins on percussion, these extremely expressive players were free to explore the far reaches of funk in ways that left even the most jaded fans in the audience slack-jawed. The respect they showed each other as they reeled off rolling jams was as impressive as any music made in the city that day, a bold statement that is, admittedly, nigh impossible to verify. Though jam sessions of this sort are often attempted, it is the rare occasion, such as this, where they truly succeed beyond the wildest of expectations.Heading into Day 3, it looked like nothing could rain on this funky parade before, as always, Mother Nature came along to remind us that the best laid plans of mice and men would do well to include an umbrella.New Orleans is no stranger to rainy days. The citizenry shrugs off storms with the easy sensibility for which the Big Easy is named. Even the sound and stage crews that work the hundreds of venues across the country have honed their skills in improvisation in the face of inclement weather, so when the darkened skies burst wide and the thunder boomed, they moved like lightning to cover outdoor gear and reassess the issues.Once the electrical components of the storm became apparent, the decision was made to move the remainder of the days’ events indoors to the safer stage. Showing efficiency born of necessity and repetition, the crew had the gear protected and the interior stage beefed up with added lights and speakers in record time. The event was listed as rain or shine, and everyone involved was dead set on keeping that promise, including opening act Organ Freeman.Hailing from Los Angelas Organ Freeman has been making a name for themselves on the jam circuit with their heady mix of groove and rock. While their chops are still coalescing their stage manner and professionalism is already right where it belongs. The delay in beginning and their regrettably shortened set time due to the elements not only failed to dampen their spirits, it provided the trio with a rallying motivation to pack as much energy into each moment onstage.They even found time to squeeze in a delightful sit-in from Turkuaz sax player Greg Sanderson. Fans rushing in from the storm were delighted to find Organ Freeman already in crush mode, and by the end of their abbreviated set they received one of the most deserved ovations they have likely received in their nascent career. Such willingness to be both determined and flexible in the face of adversity will doubtlessly go far in winning them fans for life, as it surely did on this day.One of the more unique features of the NOLA Crawfish Fest is the cook-off it hosts among local boilers for prizes and bragging rights. As the preparations began, weather be damned, another type of vittles was being served on stage in the form of Raw Oyster Cult. The cheekily named band is the current home of Dave Malone, guitarist of New Orleans’ own legendary rockers The Radiators fame.Malone and his current project took the stage to share a mix of classic tunes and Radiators staples with impressive vocals from a variety of guests, including Malone’s own kids. While Malone was all business, despite his known love crawfish and the bevy of vittles being boiled around him as he playedAs soon as his set was over and his axe stowed, Malone made his way outside for the judging. While that was going on, the brassy sounds of trombone player extraordinaire Corey Henry and The Treme Funktet gave the proceedings a decidedly New Orleans flavor. Joined by the brass section of a local music school, the air was thick with the distilled spirit of the city itself.All things must come to an end, but luckily the NOLA Crawfish Festival had one last ace up it’s sleeve, The Crawfish Fest All-Stars. One of the few repeat acts, this ensemble of George Porter Jr., John “Papa” Gros, June Yamagishi and Terence Higgins was an almost mandatory lineup reprisal after their stellar job the previous year. Another repeat from last year was the unannounced, much-welcomed addition New Orleans favorite rocker Anders Osborne.Osborne and Chef Shaggy spare a bond as deep as brother from both their long friendship and their struggles with sobriety. In fact, a portion of every ticket sold to the festival went to the Can’d Aid Foundation‘s Send Me A Friend initiative, established by Osborne to help touring musicians in recovery safely navigate the many temptations of the road.Quickly hopping in for just one song, Osborne wailed on a hastily borrowed guitar that didn’t even have a strap. Fortunately, Anders was more than capable of rocking out without it, as he traded licks with guitarist June Yamagishi with his notorious emotive style before quickly ducking out for more of his many Jazz Fest duties.The camaraderie of a boil is the most attractive part of this party, and was well represented in the smiling faces and new friendships born as tails were pulled and squeezed time and again. Music legends mixed and matched onstage to create jam sessions as fine as anywhere in the city, and by the last note the storms had finally dissipated long enough for the stuffed fans to make their way on to the next stop in the endless parade of music that is Jazz Fest. One thing is for certain, though: they won’t be finding a better example of the culture of New Orleans than the one they just experienced at the NOLA Crawfish Festival![Photos by Jeremy Scott]last_img read more

Convening for the common good

first_img Read Full Story Around the world, Harvard Law School (HLS) alumni, students, faculty, and staff are using their skills and talents to transform communities.On April 20, hundreds of them gathered at HLS to take a closer look at the School’s local and global contributions of service during “HLS in the Community,” the final installment in the series of events held throughout the 2017–18 academic year in celebration of the school’s bicentennial.Throughout the day, attendees were able to take part in problem-solving hackathons and attend faculty-led workshops and sessions that focused on criminal justice reform, international human rights advocacy, and small business and entrepreneur support, among many other subjects.In the evening, guests were given the opportunity to interact with representatives from HLS clinics and programs at a clinical showcase and celebration, placing on display the school’s deep involvement in advocacy, policy, and commitment to student practice and pro bono legal services.last_img read more

L’Arche founder Jean Vanier found credibly accused of sexually abusing at least six women

first_imgCatholic activist and humanitarian worker Jean Vanier was found to have sexually abused at least six adult women, according to a report commissioned by L’Arche, the service organization he founded.In a press release Saturday, L’Arche said the alleged abuse took place between 1970 and 2005, often in the context of spiritual direction. None of the six known survivors had intellectual disabilities. The investigation deems the allegations against Vanier credible.Vanier was a recipient of two awards from Notre Dame, both of which were revoked Sunday, said Paul Browne, the University’s vice president for public affairs and communications.The sexual abuse investigation began the summer of 2019, following Vanier’s death in May. Findings from L’Arche’s report also implicate Vanier in covering up similar behavior by Father Thomas Phillippe, his spiritual mentor. Allegations of Phillippe’s sexual abuse first surfaced in 2014 and were deemed credible by the Vatican in 2015. Vanier publicly denied knowing anything of the abuse.The report’s findings “do not relate” to L’Arche communities in the United States, the release said. L’Arche is an international nonprofit created to serve those with intellectual disabilities. Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns often partners with the organization for Summer Service Learning Programs and community seminars. Vanier received the Notre Dame Award in 1994. In 2014, he and L’Arche were given the Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity during the Kellogg Institute’s Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development at the University’s Rome Global Gateway.“The L’Arche report was thorough, rigorous and fair, prompting University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to revoke the award,” Browne said in an email. “Similarly, the 2014 Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity given to Vanier by the University’s Kellogg Institute was revoked today by the institute.”University President Fr. John Jenkins issued a public statement commemorating Vanier after his death in 2019.Tags: Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal, Ford Family Notre Dame Award for International Development and Solidarity, Jean Vanier, L’Arche, Notre Dame Awardlast_img read more