Late Quaternary glacial history, flow dynamics and sedimentation along the eastern margin of the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet

first_imgGeological and geophysical data from the NE Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf are used to reconstruct the glacial history, flow-dynamics and sedimentation of the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet (APIS) along its eastern margin during the Late Quaternary. Ice advanced to the shelf edge during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and deposited a stiff till across the shelf. The presence of highly attenuated bedforms indicates that fast-flowing outlets drained the APIS through cross-shelf troughs to the outer shelf after this ice advance. The bedforms are formed in deformation till in response to deforming bed processes. Deglaciation of Robertson Trough and the troughs of Prince Gustav Channel, Larsen-A and Larsen Inlet was continuous (and possibly rapid) on account of the absence of ice-margin recessional features. In contrast, grounding-zone wedges across the shelf of Northern Larsen-A and south of Prince Gustav Channel indicate that ice retreat was gradual and was punctuated by stillstands. The transition from a grounded ice sheet to ice shelf conditions was completed before 11–12 14C ka BP on the shelf south of Prince GustavChannel, and is marked across the shelf by a change from subglacial till to a transitional heterogeneous unit dominated by coarse-grained facies. Transitional sediments record mainly sub-ice shelf rain-out and restricted bottom current and sediment-laden plume activity, as well as localised debris flows. Meltwater-derived facies are largely absent indicating that release of meltwater was not significant beneath polar ice shelves, or during deglaciation of the APIS. In the broader context, the colder, eastern side of the APIS was extensive and was drained mainly through fast-flowing outlets (palaeo-ice streams). Therefore, the eastern APIS would have been an important contributor to sediment and iceberg flux to the Weddell Sea Embayment during the LGM and subsequent deglaciation.last_img read more

Various Utah-Based Schools Ranked Highly In Cross Country Polls

first_imgSeptember 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Various Utah-Based Schools Ranked Highly In Cross Country Polls Written by Brad James Tags: BYU/New Mexico/Northern Arizona/Providence/Southern Utah/USTFCCCA/Utah/Utah State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEW ORLEANS-Tuesday, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their latest rankings for Division I men’s and women’s cross country teams.Several Utah-based schools are among those ranked.For the men, Northern Arizona is the current #1 team in the land, gaining 330 points in the polls. BYU’s men are second with 315 points. The Southern Utah men check in at #15, while Utah State received votes in the polls. Roughly, the Aggies are the #37 team in the land per the polls.For the women, New Mexico is ranked #1 with 330 points and BYU is tied for 11th nationally with Providence. Both the Cougars and Friars have 197 points in the polls.The Utah State women are ranked 15th nationally with 182 points and Utah earned votes for the polls. Based on where they received their recognition, the Utes are 34th in the land.last_img read more

Jongleurs

first_imgBar Risa, Hythe Bridge StreetSaturday 16 AprilAfter an hour and a half of freely flowing beer and copius numbers of cocktail pitchers, the Saturday night Jongleurs crowd were always going to be up for a laugh. This certainly made it easier for compere Andy White as he worked his way through some standard audience banter complete with reasonably witty topical comments, before handing a thoroughly warmed-up audience over to Kevin Dewsbury. Dewsbury delivered a series of wry social observations, making it clear what makes him a Kevin and definately not a ‘Kev’, and sharing his frustration at the frequent need to explain that Cheshire is not in fact populated by the fit female denizens of Hollyoaks: “’Cos if it were, why would I leave?” Quite.Next up was self-proclaimed ‘Souf London geezer’ Harry Denford, a man whose bombastic voice is second only to his girth. Blustering on stage in a roar of expletives, Denford’s presence commanded complete attention and he quickly gained control of his audience. After dispensing with the obligatory “fat bastard” and :Souf London” gags, he moved onto more original territory by recounting his experiences as a former airline pilot and his way with the ladies. In these routines he deftly led seemingly predictable gags in unexpected directions, delivering punchy lines to confound the audience. He used bully- boy tactics, and even managed to force some unsuspecting males from the crowd onstage for what seemed little more than a torrent of unnecessarily harsh abuse. But towards the end of the show, even this achieved a comic climax as he somehow convinced them to perform a Full Monty.With a regular Tuesday night slot at London’s Comedy Store and numerous TV and radio appearances under his belt, veteran circuit performer Sean Meo came equipped with a reputation for brutal satire. He began his set tamely, playing the laconic Brit delivering pithy observations on the state of the British railways and illegal immigrant London cabbies. As the set progressed, Meo’s profoundly macabre humour knew no bounds, venting spleen on Germans and starving African children with equal vehemence. Gags about terrorist taxi drivers and deformed midgets occasionally stretched beyond the bounds of decency, yet Meo broadly managed to walk the fine line between humour and discomfort with the ease of a consummate professional.Meo’s biggest crowd pleaser was undoubtedly his audience banter. Within minutes he honed in on his chosen unwitting targets for the evening, manipulating their responses to his seemingly innocuous questions and then launching into a relentless barrage of cutting jibes. With a group of hairdressers in the front row, he was never going to be short of material. Despite often resorting to cheap insults, his vituperative wit remained close enough to real life to ensure that laughs were plentiful: proof positive that well-aimed invectives will always be funny however unashamedly un-PC.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more

Ocean City Under Construction: Project Updates Beach to Bay

first_img Work has begun to install a user-activated traffic signal to help bicyclists cross Ninth Street near the Haven Avenue bicycle corridor in Ocean City. The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens, posted on Friday, April 25.Dear Friends:I don’t have to tell any of you that have been driving around town lately that there is a great deal of road and drainage work underway.  Some updates on the more significant projects are as follows:2nd Street Drainage Improvements: The new and enlarged outfall pipe has been installed to just past the boardwalk.  The rest of the pipe will be installed over the next few weeks with completion scheduled for May 9.Asbury Avenue from 39th to 42nd Street along with the cross streets: Concrete and drainage work is complete. Paving began today and will continue into next week.West 17th Street Drainage Improvements: A small amount of concrete work remains to be finished and the paving will be restored.Pelham Place: Concrete and drainage work is complete.  Paving will be done in next two to three weeks.Stenton Place: Concrete and drainage work is complete.  Paving will be done in next two to three weeks.Arkansas Avenue: Concrete work is complete.  Paving will be done in next two to three weeks.Bayshore Drive: Small amount of concrete work remains to be finished.  Paving will follow.1100 Block of Simpson Avenue along with 11th and 12th Streets Bay Avenue to Simpson Avenue: Concrete work being completed.  Paving will follow.7th and 8th Streets: Will be paved by Memorial Day Weekend.Pennlyn Place: Will be paved by Memorial Day Weekend.Merion Park Road and Drainage Improvements: Utility company work is underway in preparation for this $2.8 million project to get started shortly.  This work will continue into the summer with the City’s contractor working four ten-hour days.  This will allow all roads to be passable on the weekends.Bay Avenue Drainage Improvements and Road Resurfacing from 6th Street to 18th Street: Drainage and concrete work from 14th Street to 18th Streets is complete. New Jersey American Water Company is also installing new sewer lines.  Milling and paving will take place in late May into June.  11th Street to 18th Street will be completed by mid-June.  At that time the project will shut down for the summer and be completed in the fall.Projects other than roads and drainage that are underway include the following:Sand Fence and Dune Grass Island Wide: Just completed.15th Street Playground Improvements: The site work and drainage is done.  Contractor will begin concrete work shortly in preparation for installation of the safety surface and new equipment.Installation of Hawk Signal on 9th Street: This grant funded project has just gotten underway.I appreciate everyone’s patience as these much needed projects are completed.A number of other projects are in the design phase.Have a great weekend! Utility work is underway in a major project that will bring pumping stations to Merion Park. New split-rail fencing marks beach entrances across replanted dunes in Ocean City.center_img Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor A new outfall pipe will help drainage at Second Street in Ocean City.last_img read more

Councilman to Seek Ethics Opinion on Skate Park Vote

first_imgGUINOSSO ABSTAINS, VOTES, ABSTAINSGuinosso recused himself from an April vote to apply for a county Green Acres grant that brought $500,000 in funding to the skate park, which would be located 13 feet from the sidewalk running alongside the Clothes Closet.“At first blush, I thought because we’re there, we’re conflicted,” Guinosso said Friday.He said that when he realized the Ecumenical Council had no financial interest in the Clothes Closet building, he decided to vote.He cast the only dissenting vote on the first reading of a bond ordinance authorizing spending on the project on Nov. 13. He argued that the project is too expensive and too distant from his Fourth Ward at the southern end of the island. The proposed site for the park is on the 500 block of Asbury and West avenues.Guinosso said that after Councilman Mike DeVlieger questioned his decision to change his mind on abstaining, he consulted attorneys who said it was a “borderline” decision. He said he further conferred with City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson before deciding to recuse himself again for the final vote on Dec. 4.McCrosson said she can’t discuss what advice she gives to council members.The measure passed in a 5-0 vote (with Guinosso abstaining and Council President Tony Wilson not present). ISSUE RESURFACES AT THURSDAY MEETINGNo items related to the skate park were part of the agenda for a public City Council meeting on Thursday (Dec. 18), but Hartzell raised the issue during a segment for council members’ reports.He referenced a report from another news source that suggested Guinosso was advised or coerced into recusing himself. He said the article led people to believe he had been pressured into recusing himself. He said he didn’t think any council member did or would.“If you were pressured, you need to say it in front of the public,” Hartzell said.The challenge led Guinosso to respond, “You’re probably more conflicted than I was.”It started a long exchange with Guinosso suggesting he would take the information on both his own decision not to vote and Hartzell’s decision to vote to the state Local Finance Board, which oversees ethics complaints.The local government ethics law (see section 5:35-1.5) suggests that the Local Finance Board will not issue advisory opinions on matters that have already occurred.“I was going to look into an advisory first,” Guinosso said. “But I may reconsider (and file a complaint).”“If he wants to take it there, that’s OK,” Hartzell said. “It will clear it up for everybody.”Hartzell said he’s “talked to at least 10 lawyers” and is confident that no conflict exists on his part.He said he raised the issue on Thursday because he felt council was under attack and its reputation was at stake. He said he would have supported Guinosso if he chose to vote on Dec. 4. Pete GuinossoCouncilman Pete Guinosso said Friday he plans to seek an advisory opinion from a state ethics panel on the vote that approved $750,000 in spending to build a new skate park in Ocean City.Guinosso said he questions the vote of Councilman Keith Hartzell, who rents commercial property to the 7th Street Surf Shop at 720 Asbury Avenue.As co-president of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, which runs the charitable Clothes Closet immediately adjacent to the site of the proposed park, Guinosso recused himself from the final vote that approved the funding. He suggests that Hartzell, landlord for a surf shop that sells skateboards, should have abstained from the vote as well.At issue are conflict-of-interest laws designed to prevent people from using public office for personal gain.Keith HartzellIn each case, it seems hard to discern any direct personal benefits for either councilman by voting for or against the skate park funding.“We don’t own the building. We don’t pay rent,” said Guinosso of the city-owned Clothes Closet facility. “The only thing we do there is hand out clothes to the poor.”Guinosso’s leadership of the Ecumenical Council is voluntary and unpaid.Hartzell said Friday that he has no financial interest in the 7th Street Surf Shop, which has been a loyal tenant since 2008. He said the shop brings in less than 1 percent of its revenue from the sale of skateboards and skate accessories.Any potential ethics violation would hinge on an interpretation of a section of the state ethics code (see N.J.S.A. 40A:9-22.5) that reads as follows:No local government officer or employee shall act in his official capacity in any matter where he, a member of his immediate family, or a business organization in which he has an interest, has a direct or indirect financial or personal involvement that might reasonably be expected to impair his objectivity or independence of judgment.Did either councilman have “a personal involvement that might reasonably be expected to impair his objectivity or independence of judgment”?last_img read more

O.C. Council Candidates Give Their Views on the Issues

first_imgMail-in ballots are the way to vote in the November election. By MADDY VITALEThe Ocean City municipal election is just days away. And with an unprecedented pandemic shifting everything to mail-in ballots, the candidates’ priorities and how they campaigned also changed.In a time where strict social distancing has to be adhered to in an effort to lessen the COVID-19 spread, the campaign messages were not through the traditional knocking on doors or the meet-and-greets at the local businesses.The five candidates offered their views on what they believe matters most to the residents in their specific wards. They each presented what they think matters most to residents in the shore community, at a time when the tourism industry and the economic landscape of the community are a concern amid the outbreak.In the only contested race in the May 12 election, incumbent Third Ward Councilman Tony Wilson is being challenged by Boardwalk businessman Jody Levchuk.Second Ward candidate Tom Rotondi is running unopposed for a seat vacated by former City Councilman Antwan McClellan, who went on to become a state Assemblyman for the First Legislative District.Fourth Ward Councilman Bob Barr and First Ward Councilman Michael DeVlieger are also running unopposed.The candidates agreed that they are going to have to find ways to reach out to the business community and provide relief to property owners in the wake of the coronavirus.Each of the candidates gave their top priorities if elected or re-elected to Council.They also highlighted what inspired them to get into politics and what aspects of their background they believe lends itself to being a good representative on Council.Here is what the candidates had to say in earlier interviews. Tony Wilson is running on his record.Tony Wilson, 50, a lifelong resident of Ocean City, and owner of owner of C. Leo Wilson Plumbing and Heating, is currently vice president of City Council.His slogan is your “Get it Done” guy.Those words ring true, Wilson, who has been on Council since 2011, said of his track record of success and no-nonsense style.“Ocean City has always been a spectacular place to live, work and visit. It always will be,” Wilson said. “But when I first took office, there was a lot that needed to be done,” he said.Wilson’s priorities for the next four years would be to continue working with the governing body on major capital projects including dredging back bays, repaving roads, and improving drainage, beach replenishment and maintaining the Boardwalk.Specifically, to the Third Ward are two important projects, he pointed out.There is a new pumping station project for the flood-prone area of the Third Ward. He would like to see the city acquire the entire city block in the Third Ward adjacent to the Ocean City Community Center, formerly the Perry-Egan Chevrolet dealership, to protect it from development.Council already has authorized the city to negotiate for its purchase or to take it by eminent domain.Wilson noted that while all of these projects should and will continue, the pandemic is the foremost concern for many people.Wilson, a father of two, said his business savvy lends itself to being a good Councilman who likes to help people.He recently partnered with Ocean City business owners in acquiring N95 masks and donating them to a local hospital.Wilson said city leaders have to reach out and help the community now, more than ever, provide relief. Council has taken two steps recently to help property owners who may be struggling. They passed two resolutions, one to lower the interest rate on late taxes above $1,500, and the other to extend the grace period for paying taxes.Wilson is a graduate of Ocean City High School and La Salle University. He wants to continue to be a part of the Council and be there for the Third Ward residents.He is an avid fisherman and has been active in fundraising for school and veterans events.Jody Levchuk is accompanied by his wife, Jill, and daughters, Jordyn, 5, and Leni, 7, while handing in his nominating petitions to City Clerk Melissa Rasner in early March before the pandemic restrictions.Jody Levchuk, 43, a married father of two, who co-owns Jilly’s Boardwalk shops in Ocean City, is running against Wilson for the Third Ward City Council seat.He wants to enter the political arena to represent the town he loves. “I believe in having a thriving town from the beach to the bay. I believe in the people of Ocean City. As a businessman, I am capable of understanding about capital planning and improvements to the city,” he said.While continued capital projects are important to create better infrastructure, dredging the back bays, replenishing beaches, and maintaining the Boardwalk are all top priorities for Levchuk, the pandemic is by far the most important issue at hand.As a businessman, he said he wants other merchants to survive the pandemic.“Reopening, restoring, and rebuilding are my goals. Superstorm Sandy was devastating to so many and, in many ways, COVID-19 has brought a whole other unprecedented wrath upon our city,” Levchuck said.“It has done so much damage. We have dozens of mom-and-pop shops, realtors, builders and barbers — businesses that fear going under,” Levchuk said. “I’m also really thinking about the out-of-work folks and the single families.”“I want them to grow up in the same safe, prosperous Ocean City that I grew up in. My wife and I spend a lot of time instilling community in the kids,” he noted.Levchuk said the future of the large piece of property next to the Ocean City Community Center should be discussed in an open forum.“It would be healthy to have town hall meetings virtually or using social distancing to discuss the future of the property,” he said.Over the past two months, Levchuk has reached out to his neighbors by phone to check in with them about their concerns. He has also utilized social media platforms to get his message out.“I believe if you are an elected official you need to be responsive,” he said. “You need to talk to and know your neighbors and understand what is important to them.”Levchuk is a graduate of the Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business. He is a board member with the New Jersey Amusement Association and is an active member of the Ocean City Boardwalk Merchants Association.While running the Jilly’s Boardwalk businesses, he also participates in community events and contributes to the Humane Society of Ocean City, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association.Ocean City 2nd Ward Council candidate Tom Rotondi hands in his nominating petition to City Clerk Melissa Rasner, while his wife, Stephanie, and son, Tommy, look on in March.Tom Rotondi, 41, a married father of three who is running unopposed for the Second Ward seat, may not have an opponent, but that is not stopping him from reaching out to voters to let them know who he is and what he is about.Rotondi pledged that, if elected to Council, he would work hard to keep Ocean City family-friendly and safe and hold down on spending for lower taxes.But in the midst of a pandemic, like other candidates, Rotondi said the concern is how to safely open the town once again for tourism.“We are a shore community and thrive on tourism. Together, both business leaders and the city administration, need to work to develop a plan using the data that has been collected to restart our economy safely for the summer,” he said.Rotondi brings a unique perspective with a versatile resume, he noted.He is a U.S. Army veteran and currently works with the Marsh and McLennan Agency, specializing in employee health and benefits consulting for non-profit, municipal and health care providers. Prior to that position he worked for the State Department of Corrections and before that as a Lower Township police officer.Elected officials also need to focus on smart growth when it comes to construction, he said.“We want to grow, but not at the expense of the city plan. I would like to see the fabric of Ocean City intact and not look like a bunch of cookie cutter buildings,” Rotondi said. “There are some historical portions of Ocean City that are so important to preserve.”Issues such as flooding have been mitigated well with the city’s projects, but there is more to be done, he said.Prior to the pandemic, he knocked on more than 500 doors to talk to people about the issues that matter to them, he explained.With the unique environment now, social distancing and closures, Rotondi utilizes text messages, emails, and social media platforms to get his message out.Rotondi is a current member of the Ocean City Zoning Board, which he was unanimously appointed to by City Council in 2016. He is also a volunteer coach with Ocean City tee ball and a Master Mason with Cape Island Lodge 30.He serves on multiple boards and is a volunteer with “Hand-to-Hand Mission to Haiti,” a non-profit organization that hand delivers solar lights, food, education supplies and tuition for the children in Haiti.Councilman Bob Barr submits his nominating petitions to City Clerk Melissa Rasner.Fourth Ward Councilman Bob Barr, 38, said even though he did not have a challenger, he still planned on knocking on doors and campaigning just as much as when he campaigned in 2016 and secured a win.“Last time I knocked on 3,500 doors and this time I planned on at least 1,000,” he said. “When this is over and it is safe, I hope to get a few Council members out in my neighborhood to join us.”But with the pandemic, it became clear that Barr would shift his campaigning to social media platforms and phone calls.He detailed some important things being done throughout the city. Roads and drainage projects continue to improve Ocean City’s infrastructure. But for now, at least, priorities have shifted to the fallout from COVID-19.“The main priority is properly opening the city at the right time, getting our economy back up and helping the businesses any way we can,” he said.He said thinking “outside of the box” is the way to do it.“This is not business as usual. People are going through unprecedented times,” Barr said. “This is a challenge of local leadership on how to help folks.”Barr, who was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, said when the pandemic is over, he hopes to work once again along with Mayor Jay Gillian on making the entire community more accessible.He has provided a unique perspective for city leaders and over the last couple of years the city has installed longer mobility mats for the beach and is working on ways to improve the downtown for easier accessibility, he said.Barr holds Fourth Ward meetings on some Saturdays during the year to connect with residents.“I love year-round people. In this line of work or service, the only way to learn about what people want is by talking to them. I love getting people together,” he said. “We don’t always agree. That is what makes this country so great. Once conditions allow, we will have those meetings again. I love having them and I love hearing from people.”Incumbent First Ward Councilman Mike DeVlieger turns in his nominating petition to City Clerk Melissa Rasner.First Ward Councilman Mike DeVlieger, 53, is seeking his third term on the governing body.A summer resident of Ocean City for his entire childhood and early adulthood, DeVlieger has been a full-time resident for 21 years.He and his wife, Jennifer, a kindergarten teacher in town, are committed to public education, he said. The couple have two children, a son, Flynn, and a daughter, Reagan, who both attend school in Ocean City.“I’m very excited to run for my third term,” DeVlieger said. “I will continue to advocate for fiscal responsibility, holding the line on taxes, while maintaining our infrastructure.”“I am passionate about our city and investing in roads, beaches, bay dredging, flood control and the boardwalk,” he added.He said his top priorities are to protect the residents and guests in the safest environment possible.DeVlieger noted that amid the pandemic, now more than ever, it is important to shop locally.“We need to support our local business community as they try to recover,” he said. “We also need to keep Ocean City family friendly, while being financially prudent.”He said his experience lends itself to serving his community.“I worked for many of the local businesses while growing up; I have witnessed the changes over the years, both good and bad,” he said. “I have strong family values, a strong faith and a good education.”Some of his love of Ocean City comes from his childhood experiences vacationing in the resort with his nine siblings, he said.He wants to ensure that his family can continue to enjoy all that makes Ocean City special.“I want my children to experience much of what I have come to love about our community,” DeVlieger emphasized.During challenging times such as the pandemic, the Council members and other elected officials must reach out and help the community to make sure Ocean City can continue to be a family-friendly town for residents to enjoy and visitors to come back to year after year, he said.So, when it came to campaigning, he sat back a bit.“I have intentionally been low key regarding politics. Our community and our country are going through a very difficult time,” DeVlieger explained. “Instead, I have tried to focus my energy on trying to identify families and individuals who are needy and matching them with available resources. I’ve placed signs at the homes of individuals who have requested them, and I recently bought a banner ad to remind voters to mail in their ballots before May 12th.”DeVlieger has worked in Executive Search since 1991. He is graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia.last_img read more

Briefs

first_imgn Warburtons has appointed Richard Hayes, formerly of Allied Domecq, as marketing director. Category marketing controller Sarah Miskell has been promoted to category director.n The European Commission wants input from the food industry on its draft proposal on the review of the Animal By-products Regulation No 1774/2002. It has launched an online questionnaire at http://tinyurl.com/3aznt9, where users can add their opinions on topics such as the scope of the regulation and clarifying the approvals/registrations and controls.The deadline for responses is 18 June 2007. Please copy your responses to: [email protected] A report in The Sunday Times of 6 May says the typical amount of sugar in wholemeal bread rose from 2.1g per 100g in 1978 to 2.8g per 100g in 2002. The newspaper based its findings on figures logged in annual editions of McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods between 1978 and 2002. And a loaf of Hovis wholemeal now has 3.7g sugar per 100g and Sainsbury’s wholemeal 3.5g per 100g, it reports.n Food decorating firm Squires Kitchen has launched a catalogue of ideas and equipment for food decoration, from bakeware to piping equipment to chocolate thermometers. It is called Inspired by Food and is priced at £5.95.n McDonald’s is to offer Innocent Drinks with its Happy Meals in 80 of its stores across the north of England. It will test out the smoothies for the next six months.n And finally…check out our rear view! See pg 35 for a lighthearted look at the week that was.last_img read more

Touchdown: Wrights backs American football team

first_imgWrights Food Group has agreed a two-year shirt sponsorship deal with American Football team Staffordshire Surge.The deal came about after a Wrights employee, who plays for the team, approached chairman and CEO Peter Wright.“As soon as we met with the club, we knew it would be a great opportunity for us to work together as they have fantastic people on and off the pitch,” said Wright. “It’s also really important for us to support local clubs and our employees’ outside interests.”The deal has enabled the team to purchase new kits for the squad and will provide funding for training venues and travel.“On behalf of everyone at the company, I’d like to wish the Surge the very best for their games ahead; we’re looking forward to working with them for the remainder of our sponsorship deal,” added Wright.Peter Mills, finance director at Staffordshire Surge, said everyone at the club was delighted to have Wrights sponsoring the club.“So far we have 65 players and 10 members of staff and coaches, but we’re hoping to grow even more, now we have the support from Wrights.”last_img read more

Watch New Orleans Suspects Give A NOLA Music History Lesson At Bayou Rendezvous [Videos]

first_imgWhen New Orleans Suspects agreed to give the crowd at this year’s 16th-annual Bayou Rendezvous a history lesson in the music of their namesake home, they drafted the Bonerama horns, flutist Kofi Burbridge and the ivory-tickling John “Papa” Gros to give them enough manpower to accomplish their monumental task. With hundreds of years and dozens of genres to choose from, the Suspects whittled down the set list down to a series of unforgettable classics by everyone from Fats Domino to The Meters. New Orleans Suspects’ entire set at this annual event on May 4th at NOLA’s Howlin’ Wolf was a master class in the music of the Big Easy. It was a wild and wonderful show and, best of all, the whole evening served as a fundraiser for the New Orleans Musicians Relief Clinic which helps the city’s legion of players stay healthy and jamming.The walk down musical memory lane began with “Blackbird Special” by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, followed by a raucous “Hey Hey (Indians Coming)” by The Wild Tchoupitoulas, a move clearly designed to get the rowdy audience whipped up even further. The Suspects clearly wanted to live up to their mission statement for the show when they fired off three classics from ages past like “Rockin Pneumonia” by Huey ‘Piano’ Smith, “I’m Walkin” by Fats Domino, “Iko-Iko” by The Dixie Cups. From there, he Suspects took us on a walk down “Cabbage Alley” by The Meters before sharing “Such A Night” by Dr. John and “Yellow Moon” by The Neville Brothers.Choosing songs to close the show was likely a very difficult endeavor but the funky po’ boy sandwich of  “Big Chief > Ooh Poo Pah Doo > Big Chief ” by the one-two punch of legendary artists, Professor Longhair and Wilson Pickett, hit the spot and left the crowd cheering and begging for more.You can click each song title to check out the tunes or watch a few of our favorites below. Before you do that, though, if you have a few bucks to spare and are looking for a good cause you should look no further than the New Orleans Musicians Relief Clinic. They truly are a boon to the music community in one of the most important cities in the scene. You can donate HERE then check out these clips and get funky!New Orleans Suspects – “Iko Iko”New Orleans Suspects – “I’m Walkin’”New Orleans Suspects – “Cabbage Alley”New Orleans Suspects – “Yellow Moon-Big Chief-Ooh Poo Pah Doo”last_img read more

Every day is Earth Day at Harvard

first_imgEvery day is Earth Day at Harvard. That’s why during the month of April the Harvard Office for Sustainability will be featuring a Green Tip every day, not just on Earth Day, April 22. Every Monday in April we’ll post a story on our website, green.harvard.edu, with the coming week’s five green tips for the Harvard community. Read them, enjoy them, and help us make green the new crimson:Monday, April 4 – Don’t know where start? Visit our Earth Month web page at green.harvard.edu/earthmonth where we’ve begun to compile a list of environmental events across campus that will educate and inspire you. We also have links to tools and resources that will get you started. Friday, April 8 – Efficient Lighting. Consider installing compact fluorescent or LED lightbulbs in your home, office, or dorm. It will save you money and reduce energy usage. Click here to watch the video and read the story about how Dunster Dining Hall reduced their energy costs by thousands of dollars a year by installing LED lighting.If you don’t get the Harvard Green Tip of the Month sent out by the Office for Sustainability, click here to sign up! Thursday, April 7 – BYOB(ottle). Using a reusable water bottle or coffee mug can save you money and helps reduce waste. Read our October 2010 Green Tip of the Month to find out how. Wednesday, April 6 – Power Down. One of the simplest steps you can take to save energy at home, in your office, and on campus is to put your computer to sleep when not in use and turn it off when you go home for the day. Tuesday, April 5 – Join us on the Green Carpet. On April 11 at 3:30 p.m., staff, students, and faculty will gather at the Green Carpet Awards to honor and celebrate the hundreds of individuals and teams that are working together to conserve energy and reduce our environmental footprint. This year’s event includes student performances, more than 14 distinguished presenters including faculty and administrative leaders, and more – not to mention an opportunity to cheer on your colleagues who have been nominated to receive awards. Click here to view the video and RSVP today.last_img read more