Distribution of the early-life phase of the Antarctic squid Galiteuthis glacialis in relation to the hydrology of the Southern Ocean in the sector 15� to 30�E

first_imgDuring R.R.S. “Discovery” Cruise 100 in the Southern Ocean (1979), 620 specimens of the Antarctic cranchiid squid Galiteuthis glacialis (Chun) were caught in the RMT8 opening-closing net, to the south of the Antarctic Polar Front (APF). The catch was dominated by individuals <20 mm dorsal mantle length (DML) and, apart from two specimens, the rest of the catch was <60 mm DML. Two larger squid (255 mm DML) were both immature and apparently female. The species is concentrated at a depth of 300 to 400 m; there is evidence of ontogenetic spreading and a shift in the modal depth of the population from the 300 to 400 m horizon in daylight to the 200 to 300 m horizon in darkness. The collection confirms the circumpolar distribution of the species and supports previous evidence that it rarely, if ever, occurs to the north of the APF. As in Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, the only other species of cranchiid squid known to occur south of the APF, the early-life phase of G. glacialis is concentrated in the upper zone of the “warm deep water” beneath the Antarctic surface layer where, putatively, there is a zone of enhanced biological activity.last_img read more

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Rockliffe announces partnership with Keepmoat

first_imgResidential property developer Rockliffe Homes Ltd has partnered with Keepmoat Homes for its latest development, which will bring six high spec properties to the outskirts of the popular village of Norton, near Malton in North Yorkshire.This follows the successful acquisition of a 2.27 acre plot of land, with its own private wooded area adjacent to a new Keepmoat Homes development – which has planning permission to build 79 two, three and four bedroom properties on the Langton Road.The £3.5m project will complement Keepmoat’s plans to bring a mix of high quality houses to suit a variety of potential buyers to the area; and according to the business a Reserved Matters Planning Application has been submitted for six properties to Ryedale District Council.Work is anticipated to start in early 2019, with residential property firm Carter Jonas set to be appointed to act as the sales agent at the site.Rockliffe’s Development Director, Alex Spencer-Mills, said, “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Keepmoat in order to facilitate the acquisition of this land in Norton, which we believe provides an ideal location on which to build a number of high-specification, bespoke executive homes that will meet the needs of home-buyers in the area.”Keepmoat Homes Norton new homes North Yorkshire Rockliffe Homes February 7, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Rockliffe announces partnership with Keepmoat previous nextLand & New HomesRockliffe announces partnership with KeepmoatThe Negotiator7th February 20190324 Viewslast_img read more

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New Program to Help Schoolchildren During Pandemic

first_imgWearing a face covering for protection from the coronavirus, Dan Kelchner, director of Ocean City’s Community Services, outlines plans for a new program for schoolchildren during remarks to City Council. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIOcean City is stepping in to provide students at the primary and intermediate schools some of the social and recreational activities that otherwise would have been lost because of the coronavirus pandemic.Dan Kelchner, director of the city’s Community Services department, called it an “incredibly unique” program that will also feature a strong social component for the children while they are dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.“Our emphasis will be on the kids who need it most,” Kelchner said while announcing the program Thursday night during a City Council meeting.Ocean City’s school district is planning to use a hybrid model of learning for the 2020-2021 academic year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the hybrid schedule, students will report for in-person instruction with their assigned cohorts – either O or C – for two full days of learning, and then participate in three days of virtual learning each week.Staff will report for training the week of Sept. 1, and then school buildings will open to students on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Alternatively, families will have the opportunity to enroll their children in the Ocean City Virtual Academy, the district’s full-time virtual learning program.With students physically out of school for most of the time during the pandemic, they will not have the same social and recreational opportunities as they would if they were in the classroom.The Community Services department plans to work with the school district on the city’s social and recreational program to fill the void. Another organization that will be involved is OCNJ CARE, a nonprofit local group that is helping the community cope with the emotional and financial difficulties of the pandemic.Kelchner said he believes the program will provide a “giant, giant help” for the emotional and physical well-being of the children and their families.The program will be held outdoors and will run for seven weeks through Oct. 30. During three-hour sessions in the afternoon, soccer, cross country and field hockey will be among the sports that are offered.At the same time, there will be other activities to help the children develop social skills, Kelchner and Mayor Jay Gillian explained.“I think it’s important that kids be around other kids,” Gillian told the Council members.Children will be in the classroom only twice a week this year, with three days reserved for remote learning. This photo shows Ocean City Primary School students getting ready for a new year in September 2019. (Photo credit: JASM Consulting)Activities for the new program will take place at the Ocean City Music Pier, the Eighth Street recreation area, Palmer Field and on the beaches.The city will follow the same COVID-19 safety protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the state and county health departments. The children will undergo temperature checks, screening and will have to wear masks, Kelchner said.Gillian emphasized that the city will work with the children’s families to make the program safe.The cost of the program will be $25 per week. For families that may have difficulty affording the cost, a special scholarship program will be available to help them out, Kelchner noted.In other business at the Council meeting, City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson announced that a new ordinance is being developed to address the complaints about litter and other debris flying out of construction dumpsters and commercial trash containers.She said the ordinance will clarify the requirements for the dumpsters and trash containers, including whether they must be covered. She assured the Council members that the city’s code enforcement officer is doing his job in enforcing the dumpster and trash container regulations.The trash containers used by commercial businesses must be covered at all times. However, construction dumpsters are not required to have covers, although they must be emptied on a regular basis, McCrosson said.McCrosson said it appears that some of the complaints about litter and trash stem from confusion over the differences between the containers and the dumpsters. New language will be incorporated in the upcoming ordinance to clarify the different requirements, she noted.Some of the Council members listen to remarks during the meeting.In other remarks to Council, McCrosson also clarified the difference between the political signs that are used by candidates running for elected office and political flags flown by homeowners on their own property.While there are city regulations limiting the use of political signs, private property owners are allowed to fly political flags without restrictions as part of their constitutional rights, she pointed out.If someone has an offensive or “off-color” remark inscribed on their flags, the city may ask them to remove it, but the property owner is not required to take it down, according to McCrossonShe told the Council members that the city has been seeing more and more of the political flags with the approach of the November election.“There’s no regulation of those flags,” she said.Councilman Michael DeVlieger said he has fielded calls from local residents about the political flags.“I tell them, ‘Fly away. It’s America,’” DeVlieger said of his advice to property owners who have the flags.last_img read more

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Press release: Homes England opts modular build specialist for south east base

first_imgThe government’s housing agency, which is a leading advocate of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), has selected McAvoy for the off-site manufacture of the two-storey building designed by architects Proctor and Mathews.Homes England is leading a long-term project to deliver 8,500 new homes in the centre of Northstowe new town.This includes the off-site construction of a modular build office for Homes England staff, demonstrating the agency’s commitment to MMC alongside reducing on-site build time and disruption to the wider Northstowe site.Paul Kitson, General Manager for Homes England in the South East said: “Homes England champions MMC as a means of increasing building productivity and improving energy efficiency.“MMC has the potential to be significantly more productive than traditional methods of construction and greatly increase the pace of delivery. It can also improve the quality of construction and help address labour and materials shortages.”“Opting for an office built using MMC shows our strong commitment to non-traditional building methods.”“Working with McAvoy and Proctor and Matthews Architects will enable us to create an office that allows our workforce to experience first-hand the capabilities of modular construction.”Raymond Millar, Construction Director of The McAvoy Group added: “This project is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the potential of offsite construction and how the approach can realise an ambitious architectural design and deliver a high-quality and flexible office environment. By moving construction into a highly efficient factory environment, we will be significantly reducing the build programme, minimising disruption to local residents and offering greater certainty of completion to the highest quality standards, on time and on budget.”The open plan building will provide a modern, purpose built office environment for Homes England’s south east team, along with meeting rooms, a breakout area, conference room and multi-use space which may be used for other events such as public consultation meetings as the Northstowe development progresses.Stephen Proctor, director at Proctor and Matthews Architects said: “We’re pleased to be working alongside Homes England and McAvoy Group on the new office building at Nothstowe, which will be a focus for the emerging new town and a showcase of the benefits of flexible design and modular construction. The design references the local crafts, heritage and textures of this edge of Fenlands location.”The development reflects Homes England’s commitment to the Northstowe new town project and to the increased pace of delivery offered by MMC.The organisation has recently tendered its first parcel of land at Northstowe, with a requirement for developers to use panellised construction on at least half of the 400 homes on site. Plans for a plot solely using MMC techniques are also under consideration.EndsFor more information contact Sarah Foulkes, Communications Officer at Homes England.Tel: 0161 200 6130 or 07967 782162, or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Dave Matthews Debuts Rockin’ New Song In Camden [Watch]

first_imgDave Matthews came out swinging at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ last night, playing songs familiar, new, and everything in between. The show featured a major bust out early on, as the band broke into “Fool To Think” for the first time since 2013 (204 shows). They also debuted a brand new song, the fourth of this summer, called “Plastic Girl.”“Plastic Girl” is most likely slated for the new DMB album, which assumedly will feature the three new songs in rotation this summer: “Bob Law,” “Bismarck,” and “Samurai Cop.” You can check out video of the new song below, courtesy of Kyle Handville on YouTube.The show also featured a jazzy sit-in from Greg Osby towards the end of the set, accompanying on saxophone for “Warehouse,” “Lover Lay Down” and “Grey Street.” Check out the full setlist below.Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews Band setlistslast_img read more

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David Gilmour Shares Pro-Shot Footage Of The First ‘One Of These Days’ In 22 Years

first_imgIn the middle of a huge European tour in support of his new album Rattle That Lock, former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour recently performed at Freedom Square in Wrocław, Poland, where he busted out the Meddle classic “One of These Days” for the first time since 1994. Now, Gilmour has released pro-shot footage of the performance, and it is truly epic.The video shows Gilmour and his band, including Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, performing the intense track with huge smiles on their faces and an undeniable excited energy. Gilmour plays percussion before moving to a Lap Steel Guitar, and he showcased his virtuosity with several exciting solos throughout the song.Check out full video below, courtesy of David Gilmour’s YouTube channel.last_img read more

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To the Edge and Beyond: What Does a Programmable Fabric Look Like?

first_imgIn the first blog in this series we talked about programmable fabrics and their use causes. In this blog we’ll look at what a programmable fabric actually looks like.The following diagram shows the high-level architecture of a programmable fabric:The programmable fabric can be broken down into two main layers, the control plane and the data plane.Control Plane LayerThe control plane layer is responsible for configuring and managing the data plane and is normally more centrally located, i.e., one per PoP or region.The control plane is normally divided into three separate domains – Fabric, Telemetry & Configuration and Management –  to allow them to scale independently. However, they could be implemented in one software controller, for example in a small-scale implementation.1.     Fabric ControllerThe Fabric Controller controls the loading and programming of the data plane pipeline using the P4 Runtime interface to communicate with the data plane’s programmable forwarding engine as shown in the diagram below.There will be a number of controller applications or “network functions” that talk to the fabric controller to control various aspects of the programmable fabric.The Fabric Management applications manage the underlying network fabric setup and configuration. It can also be thought of as a number of virtualized switch and router network functions that provide the underlying network fabric using the programmable fabric.The Fabric Management applications rely on user plane functionality being implemented in the P4 pipeline in the PFE.The NF control plane uses a CUPS (Control User Plane Separation) methodology to implement the control plane portion of a Network Function while the user plane functions are pushed down into the “data plane node” as described in this document.2.      Telemetry ControllerThe Telemetry Controller allows applications (i.e. Fault Management) to collect telemetry on the network elements in the programmable fabric using the Programmable Fabric’s gNMI streaming interface. It is expected that other applications will use things like machine learning to provide more intelligent decisions and provide control loop feedback into the Fabric Controller applications to provide pre-emptive service reconfiguration and repair as we move towards autonomous networks.3.      Configuration and Management ControllerThe Configuration and Management Controller will provide applications with common north bound interfaces and models for the configuration and management of the programmable fabric.The OpenConfig group  provides a set of network data models that allow network functions to be managed using a common set of tools and protocols.  The gNMI and gNOI interfaces use the OpenConfig models to allow efficient access to configure and manage the network functions in the Programmable Fabric.Data Plane LayerThe data plane does the bulk of the network traffic forwarding only sending exception or control packets up to the control plane for processing (i.e. DHCP for a new IPoE session in a BNG-c).  While the data plane might normally be thought of as a standalone network switch in the network it could also be a SmartNIC in a compute server that allows the programmable fabric to be extended up into the server (i.e. using P4 to define a pipeline in an FPGA SmartNIC).The data plane is normally made up of several components:Data Plane Node (DPN):is used to describe the hardware that houses the data plane forwarding function (i.e. all the components below).  This could be a stand alone network switch with a PFE like Intel/Barefoot’s Tofino chip or a compute server with a P4 based SmartNIC like Intel’s PAC N3000.Data Plane Agent (DP-Agent):provides the standardised north bound data plane interfaces (i.e. P4 Runtime, gNMI and gNOI) that allow the control plane network functions to communicate with the data plane.  An example implementation of the DP-Agent is the ONF’s Stratum project.Network Function user plane (NF-u):the user plane portions of network functions can be defined in the programmable pipeline (i.e. using P4 for example) and then loaded into the PFE to process packets.  These functions are programmed by their control plane counters parts (i.e. BNG-c, UPF-c, Fabric Manager-c) in order to handle the bulk of the traffic in the PFE without needing to go up to the control plane for processing.Programmable Forwarding Engine (PFE):the actual hardware that does the packet forwarding. Some examples of a PFE could be the P4 based switch chipset like Intel/Barefoot’s Tofino chipset, or another could be an FPGA based SmartNIC using P4 to define the packet forwarding pipeline.Dell Technologies is committed to driving disaggregation and innovation through open architectures and the competitiveness this brings to our customer’s networks. The high-level architecture described in this blog is in line with the Open Networking Forum’s Stratum and NG-SDN projects and provides open building blocks that allow telecommunication providers to build open, scalable and cost effective edge solutions.last_img read more

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German company buys Waitsfield’s CEC

first_imgControlled Energy Corporation Acquired by BBT Thermotechnik,Subsidiary of The Bosch GroupVermont Company Operations to Remain In StateWaitsfield, Vt.-Mary Moffroid, President of Controlled Energy Corporation(CEC,) has announced that the company is being acquired by the BoschGroup, Germany. The Bosch Group is an international industrial companywith 230,000 employees and worldwide annual sales of $41 billion in 2003.CEC will be integrated into the international organization of Bosch´ssubsidiary BBT Thermotechnik GmbH, a leading European manufacturer ofheating products.In 2004 Controlled Energy Corporation generated sales of $34 million with70 employees in Vermont and at 15 locations throughout the U.S. andCanada. Controlled Energy Corporation is one of the U.S. market leadersfor tankless, point-of-use, and high-efficiency water heating equipment.Company founders Pierre and Mary Moffroid retired effective January 1,2005. Thereafter, Controlled Energy Corporation is being managed by a teamof senior executives with long service to the company. They are JohnNorton, Chief Operating Officer; Kyle Murray, V.P. Marketing and CustomerService; and Eric Moffroid, Senior V.P. Sales. The company, which wasfounded in Vermont in 1979, will continue to operate in Waitsfield, VT.Retiring company President Mary Moffroid stated that “This acquisition isan excellent fit as the Bosch Group embraces the values and socialresponsibility that Controlled Energy Corporation has been living for thepast 25 years.” Moffroid added that “Controlled Energy Corporation,empowered now with the resources of the Bosch Group, is poised to leadNorth America in the sale of high efficiency water heating products.”With this acquisition CEC will become part of BBT Thermotechnik in NorthAmerica and will work closely with Buderus Hydronic Systems located inLondonderry, New Hampshire. Mr. Klaus Huttelmaier, Member of theManagement Board of BBT Thermotechnik noted, “We clearly expand our marketpresence in the United States and plan to pool our competencies andresources with a view to expanding our position in the U.S.thermotechnology sector. CEC is our ideal partner to jointly exploit theopportunities in this growth market.”In October 2004, Controlled Energy Corporation celebrated its 25thanniversary. The Bosch Group will celebrate its 100th Anniversary of doingbusiness in the U.S. in 2006.-END-last_img read more

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Upcoming recess opportunity to continue advocacy momentum

first_imgCUNA is engaged with several activities on Capitol Hill this week, the last week both the House and Senate are in session before both chambers recess until June 5. CUNA Chief Advocacy Office Ryan Donovan urges credit unions to keep up the advocacy momentum over the recess, arranging credit unions visits, in-district meetings and other opportunities.“The upcoming recess is a great opportunity to get the credit union message out in policymakers’ home districts,” Donovan said. “We’ve seen some congressional attention on regulatory relief, and it’s up to credit union leaders to make sure we keep that momentum when Congress gets back.”One piece of regulatory relief legislation, the Financial CHOICE Act, will not make it to the House floor this week. It will likely receive consideration when the House returns from recess.CUNA is also engaged in the following hearings this week:Tuesday, 10 a.m. (ET): House Committee on Ways and Means second hearing in its series of hearings on comprehensive tax reform. CUNA wrote to the committee for last week’s tax reform hearing; 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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