Samples of marine benthic invertebrates collected from two sites in the Antarctic have been analysed for both aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons in order to establish baseline concentrations for some classes of hydrocarbons. Samples from Signy Island, a pristine site, contained low concentrations of the hydrocarbons determined, whereas those from King Edward Cove, South Georgia, contained significantly higher concentrations. King Edward Cove has a known history of pollution from whaling operations. Platt & Mackie (1979) have suggested that the hydrocarbons in sediments from King Edward Cove are a result of the world-wide dissemination of the pyrolysis products of fossil fuels. Our work suggests, in contrast, that the hydrocarbons in the benthos are derived from local sources.
October 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/5/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSHouston 10, Oakland 5 (Houston leads 1-0)NY Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 3 (NY leads 1-0)NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEKansas City 26, New England 10Green Bay 30, Atlanta 16Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
A spokesperson for the Bodleian stressed that student members had been present at all of the meetings of library committees where the proposal was discussed.They added, “The proposal to relocate the Oriental Institute to the Sackler Library came about after pressure to make permanent cost savings from 2015/16. Consultation on the proposal has taken place and continues; a decision has not yet been taken and the proposal will go to the Curators of the University Library in 8th Week Trinity Term.The suggested solution will not only generate cost savings but will also increase the opening hours of the Sackler Library/ the time that readers have access to the Sackler Library by more than a third.”Tara Heuze, a Balliol Oriental Studies student, told Cherwell, “I frequent both the OI and the Sackler on a fairly regular basis. Both of these, when I go, happen to be packed with people, despite the space, and I often find that I have to get my books and scurry back to college if I am to study properly. If the seating availability is already in these dire straits at this point in time, when the two libraries are separate, I can hardly imagine what it would be like once the attempted merger goes through.“Perhaps most importantly, the hypocrisy of the entire proceedings disgusts me. I heard rumours about the proposed move at least a month ago, but it is only now, when the decision is all but made, that the management have decided to ‘considerately’ send around an internet survey, which they’ll probably ignore anyway, but pretend that they didn’t, so that the entire procedure can have a (very) thin veneer of fairness.“What surprises me the most is that the Classicists and the Art Historians, who will be as affected by it as us, do not seem to have been informed at all.“It is disgusting, and would be shocking, if it weren’t so predictable, given the history of library moves in the past decade.” Students and faculty members have expressed outrage over the Bodleian’s handling of the proposed relocation of the Oriental Institute library in an effort to reduce costs by between two and three per cent. Under the proposal, the Oriental Institute library, which houses the majority of books used by Oriental Studies students, would be closed, and most of its books moved to the Sackler, which is the Classics faculty’s main library. The proposal is currently being considered by a number of committees, and the final move is expected to go ahead in summer 2016.A document presented to the Committee on Library Provision and Strategy in Oriental Studies outlined the Bodleian’s line on using feedback from consultations, stating, “Further consultation may be required…but it is hoped that the outline proposal can be agreed soon so that necessary preparatory work can get under way.”The document also stated, “Subject to further discussion and study, it is hoped that preparatory steps can start immediately (and indeed some are already agreed and under way) and continue steadily through to June 2016, with the major move taking place in July/August.” It warned of a possible curtailment of opening hours in the interim.Professor Gillian Evans, a retired Cambridge professor and an outspoken critic of Bodleian management, told Cherwell, “What is happening now is a re-run of a lot of regrettable management practices we saw in 2012: secrecy, failure to consult all those affected in a timely way or at all, attempts to railroad a proposal onward in the teeth of extensive opposition, by the use of PR and ‘rewriting the story’, even constitutional shenanigans.”Evans added, “This is coupled with a failure to work things out and cost them and timetable them properly in detail. Anyone who uses the Sackler or the Classics part of the LRR knows how short of seats Classics already is. If applicant numbers are rising as I hear they are in Oriental Studies, this is a recipe for a grim future of overcrowding.”The Sackler currently has 250 reader spaces, and according to Bodleian statistics its average occupancy is 80, but the document did not contain data looking at peak-time occupancy, when the pressure on reader spaces would be most acute.
Ocean City seeks volunteers to fill seats on the Local Assistance Board. This body oversees the administration and operations of the Municipal Welfare Office in accordance with state regulations and advises the city on other social service issues.Duties and responsibilities can be found on the city’s website at www.ocnj.us under Government, Boards & Commissions or at the City Clerk’s office. Complete the online Citizen Leadership Form by clicking here or print a form and send it to the City Clerk’s Office. Deadline for applications is Feb. 22, 2021.Mail or drop off to Melissa Rasner, City Clerk, 861 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226.For questions call 609.525-9323 or email [email protected] City Hall
Birmingham-based Medicine Bakery has teamed up with app Too Good To Go to tackle food waste.The artisan bakery hopes to prevent its food from going to waste by offering surplus produce via the free app. Consumers can use it to purchase a potluck ‘Magic Bag’ of treats and collect it at an allotted time.Items on Medicine Bakery’s menu includes handmade artisan breads, cronuts, cakes and pastries.The bakery, which has venues in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, described partnering with Too Good To Go as a “no brainer”.“It is so upsetting to see the hard work of our bakers go to waste if, for one reason or another, our produce doesn’t sell during normal business hours. Now, with Too Good To Go, we can make sure that all our food is enjoyed,” said owner Francesca Jones.Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go, said he was thrilled to have the bakery join its growing community of over 4,000 partner stores. These include Le Pain Quotidien, Paul UK and Patisserie Valerie.“Not only does throwing away food waste the resources that go into creating it, but it also damages our environment, contributing to climate change. Each meal saved adds up to make a big impact,” added Crummie.
The government has reiterated its stance on the Job Creation Law, defended its endorsement of the legislation and warned that it will take stern action against protest violence amid ongoing demonstrations throughout the country.In response to nationwide protests on Thursday, some of which saw clashes between police personnel and protesters, Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said the law sought to help the government improve people’s welfare through the creation of employment opportunities, labor protections and a streamlined bureaucracy for business purposes. He said the government respected residents’ rights to express their opinions about the law as long as it was done so peacefully and in an orderly manner.“We regret the violence conducted by masses by damaging public facilities, setting fires, injuring officers and looting. Such actions are crimes that cannot be tolerated and must be stopped,” he said in a press conference on Thursday evening.Read also: Cities flare up as jobs law protesters clash with policeMahfud claimed the violence was insensitive to the struggles caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“For the sake of order and security, the government will take firm action against the violent acts aiming to trigger riots and fear among the public,” he said, adding that the government would take legal action against those who took part in the violence.He asked people to protest in an orderly manner that did not violate the law and to take their opposition to the jobs law to the Constitutional Court through a petition for judicial review.A number of facilities were set ablaze and destroyed during clashes between the police and protesters in several regions, including Jakarta, East Java, North Sumatra and Bali.Topics :
LNG World News Staff LNG tankers Clean Ocean and Boris Vilkitsky at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam (Image courtesy of Gate)TMS Cardiff Gas orders XDF LNG newbuild at HHI, agrees time-charter with TotalTMS Cardiff Gas has agreed a seven-year time charter deal with Total for an XDF LNG carrier it has ordered at the South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries.Philippines receive seven bids for LNG terminal developmentThe Philippines have received seven proposals for the development of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project with an estimated cost of $2 billion. Photo: Dutch Gate terminal in first-ever Yamal LNG transshipmentThe Gate terminal in the Dutch port of Rotterdam said it had performed the first-ever transshipment of a cargo sourced from the Novatek-operated Yamal LNG project in the Russian Arctic.GasLog books LNG newbuild at SHIMonaco-based LNG shipper GasLog has ordered a newbuild 180,000 cubic meter vessel with XDF propulsion from the South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.BW takes delivery of its first MEGI LNG carrierSingapore-based gas shipping giant BW Group said on Friday it took the delivery of the company’s first M-type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) LNG vessel.
Sharing is caring! 63 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet CNN News – Travel Also find the top 10 beaches in Trinidad and Tobago here from iDiveBlue (Coastal Living) — Whether you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon spot, or just a romantic weekend for two, these ten Caribbean resorts are prime places to relax and indulge with each other.Island resorts in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Antigua, Aruba, Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Barts, Grenada, and the British Virgin Islands have all the essentials for an exotic adventure together.The Bahamas: Kamalame CayThis private island is just a 15-minute flight from Nassau and offers an isolated sanctuary. No distractions, just you and your loved one. Surrounded by crystal-clear water and shaded with rustling palms, the 96-acre island can be navigated in your personal golf cart. Or just loll on the private stretch of beach outside your villa.Go Ahead, Indulge: You’ll get as much (or as little) attention as you want from the staff. If privacy is your priority, stay in your room for meals. Enjoy a homemade breakfast served in a wicker basket placed at your door.Make A Date: Wake up early to catch the sunrise in a double kayak, navigating placid waters under a pink-and-orange sky.Best Sunset: Grab a cocktail at the resort’s Great House and stroll across the sandy path to the dock.Rates: From $395; 876/632-3213 or kamalame.comTurks & Caicos: AmanyaraThis luxurious slice of Eden on Turks & Caicos features a group of pavilion-style rooms and private villas shrouded in lush greenery. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy such activites as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming.Go Ahead, Indulge: Each open-air suite has a private entrance accessed via a palm-lined, crushed-shell path. Inside, sumptuous touches include water views, platform beds, and free-standing spa tubs. Enjoy sunbathing pads and sunken Japanese-style tables on two additional terraces.Make A Date: For dinner, choose a private picnic table on the beach at the casual Da Conch Shack. Order the salad made with fresh conch and refreshing rum punch, and get your groove on Thursday and select Saturday nights with live music; 649/946-8877 or conchshack.tc.Best Sunset: Grab a seat at Ocean Cove where you can perch on a rocky ledge overlooking the ocean.Rates: From $1,600; 866/941-8133 or amanresorts.comCoastal Living: 10 Romantic island innsAntigua: Hermitage BayThis sybaritic spot is a paragon of privacy and sclusion. Just a 40-minute drive from the airport on the west side of Antigua, the four-year-old resort includes tropical gardens surrounding 25 cottages of a hillside above the beach. Outside, each private bungalow’s wooden deck overlooks the bay. Inside, gleaming dark wood floors, handmade furniture, and white linens lend a sophisticated but comfortable ambience. The resort’s 17 Hillside cottages feature private plunge pools.Go Ahead, Indulge: The bountiful gardens are brimming with native blooms, intermingled with organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs–all used in the resort’s meals.Make A Date: Ask the chef to pack a basket with your choice of gourmet snacks and then hit a secluded beach or private island (transportation provided).Best Sunset: The view’s excellent from the Hillside Cottages.Rates: From $1,450; 268/562-8080 or hermitagebay.comAruba: Bucuti Beach Resort featuring Tara Suites and SpaArtfully arranged on 14 acres of Eagle Beach, Bucuti is a boutique-style resort designed exclusively for couples, with an adults-only policty (no guests under the age of 18). Utterly quiet thanks to a ban on motorized water sports, the resort is within walking distance of more than 20 restaurants and features rooms and suites with balconies overlooking the garden or ocean.Go Ahead, Indulge: After a couples massage on the beach, relax beneath the shade of a comfy palapa for two.Make A Date: It’s all about just-caught seafood and toes-in-the-sand chic at the Flying Fishbone restaurant, 20 minutes from Bucuti; flyingfishbone.comBest Sunset: Sign up for a horseback ride along the sandy coastline at dusk.Rates: From $393; 297/583-1100 or bucuti.comCoastal Living: The 31 best beach vacationsTobago: The Villas at StonehavenThe pastel cottages of this resort hug a high bluff overlooking the blue Caribbean and tropical rain forest, only 20 minutes from the airport. Designed by famed Mustique architect Arne Hasselquist, the 14 villas — each with three oceanview bedrooms, a private infinity pool, and a personal housekeeper/cook — nestle into the hillside with a 100-acre bird sanctuary as a next-door neighbor.Go Ahead, Indulge: Enjoy a candlelit dinner at the resort’s Pavilion Restaurant.Make A Date: Stroll through the oldest protected rain forest in the Western Hemisphere, or head to one of dozens of uncrowded powder-sand beaches to see giant leatherback turtles.Best Sunset: Watch the sun dip below the horizon from a comfy chaise lounge on your spacious veranda.Rates: From $413; 868/639-0361 or stonehavenvillas.comJamaica: Round Hill ResortRound Hill has hosted its share of icons–from Elizabeth Taylor to Fred Astaire–but every guest is treated famously. A driver picks you up from Montego Bay Airport for the 30-minute ride to the resort, where louvered doors open to private balconies overlooking tropical plans and the beach from each of the stone-floored, Ralph Lauren-decorated oceanfront rooms.Go Ahead, Indulge: Sit at the thatched-roof beach bar and sip an ice-cold Red Stripe while checking out the surf.Make A Date: Call for a dinner reservation at the nearby Tryall Club and request the private water-front gazebo. Enjoy local seafood as waves lap in the background; 876/956-5660.Best Sunset: Float to the edge of the infinity pool for unobstructed views of the pink, purple, and gold sky.Rates: From $579; 876/956-7050 or roundhill.comCoastal Living: Top 10 feel-good getawaysDominica: Rosalie BayMountainous adventure and dramatic photo ops await couples at Rosalie Bay. Set on the wild Atlantic coast of rugges, mostly undeveloped Dominica, this brand-new nature resort’s 28 guest rooms and suites have mountain, ocean, river, or garden views amid towering palms, coconut trees, and sea grapes.Go Ahead, Indulge: Swin in the tranquil Rosalie River, or walk along Black Sand Beach–also a leatherback, hawksbill, and green turtle sanctuary.Make A Date: Lace up your hiking boots for an intense trek over moss-covered paths to Boiling Lake, the world’s second-largest volcanically heated body of water.Best Sunset: Take a bottle of wine to the sandy Turtle Beach on Dominica’s unspoiled west coast.Rates: From $250; 767/446-1010 or rosaliebay.comSt. Barts: Le SerenoRecently updated by esteemed French designer Christian Liaigre, Le Sereno offers the perect balance of milimalism and luxury. Situated on the east shore of St. Barts, its 37 suites and villas–all with ocean views and private terraces–look out over a palm-studded beach. Inside, cuddle up on king-size beds and enjoy modern amenities, from iPod docks to wireless Internet and flat-screen TVs.Go Ahead, Indulge: Get an in-room massage with luscious Ligne St. Barth products and swaddle yourself in plush Porthault linens and robes.Make A Date: Try dinner at the decadent Le Ti St. Barth, which features an innovative menu and nightly cabaret; letistbarth.com.Best Sunset: Watch the sky at the open-air Do Brazil restaurant on Shell Beach; dobrazil.comRates: From $680; 888/537-3736 or lesereno.comGrenada: Spice Island Beach ResortA three-mile drive from the airport takes you to this family-run boutique resort on the largest of the so-called Spice Islands in the Grenadines (known for bounteous crops of nutmeg and mace). In the lavish suites, you’ll find flat panel HDTVs, some with Bose soud systems. Listen to your favorite iPod playlist while lounging on the chaises on your private patio or balcony overlooking the tree-studded shores of Grand Anse Beach.Go Ahead, Indulge: The open-air beachfront restaurant, Oliver’s, takes full advantage of its abundant herb garden, serving up island favorites like twice-baked callaloo souffle.Make A Date: Enjoy the sights and sensory delights–from a whiff of cinnamon to the sounds of steel-drum calypso–at the spice-and craft market off Grand Anse Beach; grenadagrenadines.com/detail/grand-anse-craft-spice-market.Best Sunset: Go for a cruise along Grenada’s leeward coast as night falls.Rates: From $618; 473/444-4258 or http://www.spicebeachresort.com/British Virgin Islands: Peter Island ResortPeter Island has all the romantic essentials: secluded beaches, luxurious suites and villas, and a quietly attentive staff. Located on one of the largest private islands in the Caribbean, the resort is the only attraction (excluding wild goats), and five different beaches ensure you’ll have your own stretch of soft sand.Go Ahead, Indulge: Surrounded by lush gardens, the spa offers an Indian Ayurvedic program, including massage and yoga.Make A Date: Escape to Honeymoon Beach, where the hotel will drop you off with a picnic lunch to enjoy the day under the shade of a lone palapa.Best Sunset: Sign up for the Sunset Loop, an exciting ride up the curvy mountain roads to one of the highest points on the island.Rates: Oceanview rooms start at $740; 877/547-5711 or peterisland.com LifestyleTravel Top 10 romantic Caribbean retreats by: – February 15, 2011 Share
Washington D.C. — President Trump recently signed into law provisions authored by Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) to increase school security and protect students.The Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 includes Messer’s legislation allowing local schools to apply for matching grants to make physical and technological improvements to improve security.“This is a major win to secure our schools and better protect our students,” Messer said. “Hoosiers get it. Targeting the Constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners is not the answer. I applaud President Trump for focusing on areas of consensus and delivering for Hoosier families, teachers and students.”The $75 million matching grant program created by the STOP School Violence Act could also be used to train students, teachers, school officials, and local law enforcement for emergency situations. The bipartisan legislation also provides funding to improve coordination between schools and local law enforcement.Messer recently visited Southwestern High School in his district, which has been called the “Safest School in America” because of its use of innovations like a direct camera feed to the county sheriff, real-time tracking, teacher panic buttons, bullet proof doors, and other innovations.Messer said the school’s physical infrastructure, coordination with law enforcement, and school safety training for students, teachers and faculty can be used as a model for other schools across the nation.“Right here in Indiana, Southwestern High School has gained a national reputation for school security,” Messer said. “More schools across America will now be able to follow this model to help keep our students safe.”