The importance of the Antarctic in atmospheric sciences

Posted On May 9 2021 by

first_imgA prime objective of atmospheric science research in Antarctica is to use the special conditions found there to throw new light on global problems and, in particular, to test theories of the dynamics of the environment and its reactions to solar phenomena. This involves much international collaboration in planning, data collection and analysis, which is briefly described. The British Antarctic Survey theatre of operations is geographically and magnetically unique and therefore offers exceptionally favourable conditions for such tests. The development of new instruments, in particular those carried by satellite, has made research possible in uninhabited regions and enabled problems to be studied which were previously impracticable. The objects of this paper are to draw attention to the needs and possibilities, and to show some of the ways in which the specific investigations discussed by other contributors interact.last_img read more


LFLs down 0.9% at Morrisons

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgSupermarket chain Morrisons this morning unveiled a 0.9% dip in like-for-like sales (LFLs) in its half-year results.Turnover was up by 2.3% to £8.9bn and the group’s underlying profit also increased by 1% to £445m.It said the “sustained pressure on consumer spending” was to blame for the drop in its LFLs performance.However, Dalton Phillips, chief executive, added: “We have made further good progress against our strategic objectives – the building blocks that are the foundations of the future success of our business.”Morrisons hopes to have 100 of its new Fresh Format stores in place by the end of the year and also explained it was on track to launch its convenience stores in London, thanks to a new distribution centre.It added that it has a clearly defined vision to be ‘Different and Better than Ever’, and would achieve this by “constantly improving our business whilst leveraging our unique production capabilities and in-house craft skills to deliver a compelling and distinctive offer to our customers”.Earlier this year, Morrisons relaunched its in-store bakeries with new product lines, packaging and baking methods.In a bid to respond to consumer demand, the company introduced more than 30 new bakery lines, including hand-dimpled focaccia, tiger paw, sourdough boule and chocolate twists.last_img read more


Regional roller derby team set to attend national competition

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgWest Kootenay Roller Derby’s all-star team has managed to climb to the top of the heap in Canadian Roller Derby, and they’ve done it in a remarkably quick fashion. The Kootenay Kannibelles are gearing up for some high-calibre derby at a national level tournament set to take place at West Edmonton Mall’s Ice Palace March 15-17. Belles captain and West Kootenay Roller Derby League marketing and media director Amber Harper, who is best known as ‘Pantsoff’, is excited that what she describes as their “rag-tag troupe of mismatched-jersey-wearing ladies” are getting the opportunity to represent British Columbia in the first ever Roller Derby Association of Canada’s Canadian National Championships. No small feat, as she explains that they’ve “only been playing for two seasons as a team; most of (them) only just learned how to skate with the birth of West Kootenay Roller Derby, so this is pretty incredible.” The Belles are ranked sixth in the country (out of 101 travel teams), which earned them a spot in the tournament. However, the blood-splattered team is entering nationals with a new roster, featuring some new all-star players ready to make their mark on Canadian roller derby, bruise by well-earned bruise. Up against some top teams – including E-Ville Roller Derby (Edmonton, AB), Central – Saskatoon Roller Derby League (Saskatoon, SK), Pile O’ Bones Derby Club (Regina, SK), Atlantic – Muddy River Rollers (Moncton, NB) and Fog City Rollers (Saint John, NB) – the Belles are fiercely gearing up for some hard-hitting derby and have their eyes firmly on the gold medal prize. With an impressive 8-1 record last season, BC’s dark-horse team is certainly rolling into this, their third competitive season, hungrier for results than ever. After debuting at the Roller Derby Associations of Canada’s Western Tournament in 2011, the Belles shocked both fans and fellow skaters by finishing fifth after only one loss – a five-point nail-biting triumph by Red Deer’s Belladonnas. Their competitive appetite not sated, the Belles then went on to take second place in the RDAC Western Tournament in June 2012, after coming out on the losing side of a hard-fought battle against Terminal City Roller Girls’ All Stars, who secured their victory by 84 points. With this history in mind, it’s no wonder these ladies are approaching this tournament with ferocious appetites for victory. The team is currently busy prepping for spring, not only on but also off the track as they fundraise to help offset the costs of travel and accommodation (they are also looking for season sponsors). The Belles are hoping to raise funds through the Fundscript program where they sell gift cards for major retailers and the retailers pay a percentage of the dollar value of cards bought to the team. “Calling it a “no fuss, no stress fundraiser,” Pantsoff explains Belles are selling gift cards for 100-plus retailers. “No buying useless junk,” she says. “Just get the card for the denomination and retailer you want and we get the kick back from the supplier.” The Belles hope to see some hardcore fans at the nationals, but at the very least are looking forward to the kick-off of the local season, where some of these savage skaters will be hitting the rink with their home teams.(Story by Valerie Rossi)last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Blair D’Andrea Alumni Tourney

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgContributions to the fund can be made at any Royal Bank Canada branch or electronically with email money transfer via [email protected] contact [email protected] more information or inquiries. The Grads from the 2004-05 may have won the tourney, but the big winners during the 2nd Annual Blair D’Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day was the memorial fund as the event raised more than $1,000.The second annual event, attracting 45 players, raised more than $1,400 for the Blair D’Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development in the West Kootenays. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to give a big round of applause for all the Bombers grads, who came together during the Christmas holiday season to share a few laughs and raise money in support for their former coach, and name the lads Team of the Week.last_img read more


Total Chaos repeats at Nelson Mixed Sloptich Champs, downs Main Jet in Final

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgTotal Chaos made it two straight Nelson Mixed Slopitch titles over the weekend at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.The defending champs pulled away from Main Jet in the middle innings en route to a 17-9 decision in the A Final Sunday in Nelson.After putting up 19-0 in the regular season numbers during the regular season in 2016 followed by a 5-0 playoff mark, Total Chaos posted a second-place finish to Main Jet in 2017 regular season standings. However, in the playoffs Total Chaos picked up the pace winning out to capture its second consecutive Nelson Mixed Slopitch crown.Total Chaos team includes, Angela French, Lindsey Niminiken, Ashley De Leeuw, Carrie Mowrey, Lua Gerun, Susan Mackenzie, James Mackenzie, Kyle Niminiken, Dennis Podovennikoff, Corey Niminiken, Shandy Mowrey, Darren Cain, Jamie Simpson, Derrick Jackman, Tammy Jackman, and Justin Niminiken.In the B-Final, Savoy scored just enough runs to edge OK Tire 6-4 while Shamballers outlasted the Muckers 21-15 to claim the C Event Final.Meanwhile, West Coast Gorillaz took home the Blair D’Andrea award as most sportsmanship team in the league.last_img read more


Man went to buy car but stole it from owner instead

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgA man went to buy a car after seeing an advert on DoneDeal and decided to steal it instead.John Tierney appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the unauthorised taking of the Audi car. The court was told that on February 21st last Tierney spotted the advert on DoneDeal and went to view it with the owner at Killylastin outside Letterkenny.Garda Inspector Sean Grant said Tierney, with an address in St Johnston, viewed the car with the owner, a Mr McNamee.However, when he spotted the keys in the ignition, Tierney decided to jump into the car and drive off.The car was later recovered a few miles away and was undamaged but was missing the keys.Solicitor for Tierney, Mr Kieran Dillon, said his client was into cars and had wanted to see the car but didn’t have enough money to buy it.“He saw an opportunity for a test drive and he took it. It was the completely and utter wrong way to do something,” he said.The court was told that there was an invoice in court for €278 for replacement keys but that Mr Tierney only had €150 at this time.Solicitor Dillon said his client had left school early and had been affected by the death of his father.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until December 16th for a Probation Report.Man went to buy car but stole it from owner instead was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare 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:carDoneDealJohn Tierneytheftlast_img read more


Fortuna High football team reflects on wild semifinal win, looks ahead to NCS title game

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgFortuna >> The sea of blue was hard to miss.That was especially true after Sheaden Kadle and Adam Medeiros made the biggest play of the 2017 season for the Fortuna High football team.St. Bernard’s rolled the dice and went for the would-be game-winning two-point conversion, and Fortuna had the answer. With a single burst through the line and a tackle of bruising Crusaders, running back Garrison Roach, Kadle and Medeiros ensured that the Huskies’ season would stretch one more week and into …last_img


Paying It Forward – Online And Mobile Style [Sponsored Post]

Posted On Dec 15 2019 by

first_imgmichael singer Related Posts Even as the industry finds ways to address these issues, experts agree that the potential benefits are too great to ignore. So just about every company in the financial industry is doing what it can to explore the concept with early adopters and build products that will eventually appeal to everyone.Toward A New NormalA $5 bill in your pocket may not buy much these days, but it still comes in handy when you want to leave a tip or buy a bag of fruit at the farmer’s market. The need for cash will be around for a long time, but over time it’s likely to become the exception rather than the rule.The ascendancy of mobile and online payments will be clear when we stop talking about “online payments” and “mobile payments” as something different or exotic, noted Innopay’s de Lange in his report. It will just be another way to buy stuff:“The world is becoming more and more ‘e.’ So the merger of offline and online is basically the disappearing of the first and the latter taking over. In a few years’ time, we will not be writing about e-payments or online payments because it will no longer be a meaningful category. We do still recognize channels and contexts and online payments will diversify to cater for all these channels and contexts.”As buyers and sellers become more and more comfortable with the online and mobile payments, the more likely they will reach for their digital wallets over their real ones. Without even noticing that they’re doing anything noteworthy. Tags:#e-commerce#Mobile Payments#online payments#Payments#What’s In Your Mobile Wallet? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement While paying with cash or credit cards won’t go out of fashion anytime soon, but they’re getting some serious competition. Online payments and e-wallets are about to shape not only how, but where and when we buy things. Even more important, they will give consumers the power to choose the payment methods that work to their advantage.Catching Up To The FutureAdvanced payment systems are not a new concept. Science fiction writers like Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury predicted electronic commerce and futuristic payment systems long before they existed. Both men pointed to a time when people and machines come together, exposing the possibilities of individual identity within a larger ecosystem.In 1974, Clarke predicted personal computers, the Internet and online banking. Bradbury’s Guy Montag from “Fahrenheit 451” used an ATM years before they were invented.Today, futurists today like Ray Kurzweil opine about the “Eternal E-Customer” offering tantalizing glimpses of how devices and people combine in symbiotic relationships. Take the world’s current fascination with smartphones. The fact that we can check our bank balance, pay for groceries and give our kids their allowance all with one small device that we carry around with us all day, indicates the intense desire for a simple, portable and personal way to interact with our finances.What’s Possible NowA variety of companies and industries have been working hard to transform online and mobile systems. The larger credit card issuers have recreated their services online, while companies like PayPal transcend the traditional approaches to online payment. Mobile device makers, telecom carriers and others are now weighing in, with the likes of Google Wallet, Apple Passbook, ISIS Mobile Commerce (a collaboration between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile), and Visa’s E-Wallet making the most noise.As more providers enter the fray, the benefits to consumers become clearer, including electronic coupons, discounts and reduced fees. In the U.S. alone, the redemption value of “deal-a-day” offers – offers distributed via digital channels that typically expire within a few days – will reach $3.9 billion by 2015, according to a McKinsey research report. These coupons are partially a result of brand loyalty, according to Jip de Lange, a consultant at Innopay.“We see payment methods that were originally offered online are now being offered in offline contexts as well, as the PoS [point of sale] terminal functions basically as Internet-enabled device,” de Lange wrote in the Ecommerce Europe: Online Payments 2012 report. “This move not only secures growth potential for years to come, but also increases the relevance of these payment methods as they become part of consumers’ day-to-day routine.”Uneven ProgressMany governments are already moving toward supporting online payment systems. The U.S. Government’s Pay.gov service lets citizens pay and be paid by the government using online accounts. People in Latin America, China, India and Africa are even more likely to incorporate mobile devices in their online payment transactions. Europeans trend toward using online accounts for shopping the Internet, with 58% having done so in 2011, Ecommerce Europe notes.Not all online payment technologies will emerge at once, and not all will eventually succeeed. Researchers at Gartner estimate that Near Field Communications (NFC) is at least five years away from mass adoption. In the meantime, security concerns and the lack of immediate adoption is making many companies disillusioned with aspects of NFC as a payment method: Google is all in, while Apple and PayPal are not.Perceptions of security and privacy remain key issues for all online and mobile payment systems. A recent study by Edgar, Dunn & Company and sponsored by MasterCard noted that the lingering negative public opinion associated with online payments is hindering broader adoption. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more


10 months agoBurton Albion reach Carabao Cup semifinals via Hesketh winner

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgBurton Albion reach Carabao Cup semifinals via Hesketh winnerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurton Albion are into the Carabao Cup semifinals after their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.On-loan Southampton midfielder Jake Hesketh drilled low beyond Darren Randolph from the edge of the area at the start of the second half to ensure Burton’s memorable run in the competition continues, with the Brewers now having overcome higher-ranked opposition in four of their five EFL Cup ties this season.Burton are also the first team from the third tier to reach the semi-finals of the competition since Sheffield United, then managed by current Brewers boss Nigel Clough, in 2014-15.Middlesbrough, who were bidding to reach the last four for the first time since they won the trophy in 2004, had a great chance to equalise late on but Aden Flint headed Marcus Tavernier’s cross wide from two yards. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


ATCO Two Rivers and Home Hardware Building Centre giving discounts to residents

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – ATCO Two Rivers and Home Hardware Building Centre have joined forces to assist Old Fort Residents in replacing fridges and freezers damaged during the recent slide.Doug Gallinger, co-owner of Home Hardware Fort St. John, says they will be offering discounts to Old Fort residents.“What we are doing is taking 25-percent off the manufacturer suggested retail price and they (ATCO) are providing $500 of a rebate to the customers,” said Gallinger. To get the rebate, residents must follow these steps:Step 1: Stop by St John Advertising and Promotion to register your household and receive your gift pack of gift certificates if you haven’t already done so. SJA Promo will provide you with a registration form, and a number from their map to take to Home Hardware. In addition to the gift certificates in your gift packs, there is a 15% Save-On-More coupon which is intended to be used when you are ready to do a significant shop to re-stock your fridge and freezer!Step 2: Bring SJA Promo registration form along with supportive ID showing Old Fort residency to Home Hardware and talk to the Kitchen Design Team to order your fridge and/or freezer.In stock items will be available immediately. Otherwise, the Kitchen Design Team will assist you with your order, working with appliance reps to ensure your personal needs are met.For further information on this initiative, you can contact Home Hardware at 250-787-0371, or stop by the store to speak to them in person.The offer is available until December 1, 2018.last_img read more