Ocean-forced ice-shelf thinning in a synchronously coupled ice-ocean model

first_imgThe first fully synchronous, coupled ice shelf-ocean model with a fixed grounding line and imposed upstream ice velocity has been developed using the MITgcm (Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model). Unlike previous, asynchronous, approaches to coupled modeling our approach is fully conservative of heat, salt, and mass. Synchronous coupling is achieved by continuously updating the ice-shelf thickness on the ocean time step. By simulating an idealized, warm-water ice shelf we show how raising the pycnocline leads to a reduction in both ice-shelf mass and back stress, and hence buttressing. Coupled runs show the formation of a western boundary channel in the ice-shelf base due to increased melting on the western boundary due to Coriolis enhanced flow. Eastern boundary ice thickening is also observed. This is not the case when using a simple depth-dependent parameterized melt, as the ice shelf has relatively thinner sides and a thicker central “bulge” for a given ice-shelf mass. Ice-shelf geometry arising from the parameterized melt rate tends to underestimate backstress (and therefore buttressing) for a given ice-shelf mass due to a thinner ice shelf at the boundaries when compared to coupled model simulations.last_img read more

Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Business Analytics

first_imgApplications are invited for appointment as Tenure-TrackProfessor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (several posts)in Business Analytics in the Faculty of Business and Economics(Ref.: 500488), to commence on July 1, 2021 or as soon as possiblethereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis with the possibilityof renewal. The successful candidates with more experience andqualifications may be considered for direct tenure subject toapproval.Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems,Operations Management, Statistics, Computer Science, or a closelyrelated data-analytics discipline. The Faculty is particularlyinterested in those who conduct high-quality scholarly research andare able to teach courses in business analytics, machine learning,FinTech, and related areas. Experience in teaching Master’s or MBAcourses is desirable for candidates at the Associate Professorlevel.Information about the Faculty can be obtained at http://www.fbe.hku.hk/ . The Facultyrecently launched the Master of Science in Business AnalyticsProgramme. Information about the Programme can be obtained athttp://www.fbe.hku.hk/msba/.A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medicalbenefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% ofgross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuityand University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme,totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will beprovided as applicable.The University only accepts online application for the above posts.Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. andother supporting documents. Applicants are requested to declareONE main research area from the four categories, namely,Information Systems, Operations Management, Statistics, and othersin the application form. Three confidential reference lettersshould be sent to Ms. Panda Tsu of the Faculty (e-mail: [email protected] ) directly by thereferees. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an intervieweither at a future conference or via Zoom in case of a virtualconference . Review of applications will start as soon as possibleand continue until December 31, 2020 (extended to April 30,2021), or until the posts are filled, whichever isearlier.Advertised: Jun 19, 2020 (HK Time)Applications close: Apr 30, 2021 (HK Time)last_img read more

Tesco’s Tony Reed climbs from bakery

first_imgTesco’s high-profile bakery director Tony Reed has been promoted to operations director for 240 northern superstores, with a successor yet to be named.Mr Reed, who has been bakery director since August 2001, starts his new job on March 13. He will cover stores between 20,000sq ft and 60,000 sq ft in size from Suffolk to Scotland and Northern Ireland. He will also manage a Scottish office. Mr Reed will be best remembered for pushing through implementation of standard-sized bread baskets during his four-and-a-half year tenure. He told British Baker his other achievements include building strong relationships with suppliers – such as Inter Link, Northern Foods, Maple Leaf, Fine Lady and Greek bakery Arnouti. And he is still “trying very hard with Harvestime”.He said he is also proud of a link between Tesco and American doughnut giant Krispy Kreme, which now supplies 30 stores.As he prepared to depart Mr Reed praised plant bakery innovations such as Hovis Invisible Crust. But he urged members of the Federation of Bakers (FoB) to “work together more”. The FoB must come up with a “five-a-day” style campaign to promote bread, achieving the reverse of what Jamie Oliver did for Turkey Twizzlers, he said. A working group looking at collaborative deliveries would also be welcome.“Bread will be the first aisle I look at in all my new stores,” said Mr Reed. “I have made a lot of friends over the years, many based in the north, and I hope to keep in touch as I travel around.”Few bakers, apart from Warburtons, were making money four years ago, and the industry is financially more stable now, he added.last_img read more

An eye towards Easter

first_imgYou don’t have to wait until September’s National Cupcake Week to capitalise on the cupcake craze, which shows no signs of slowing. In fact, cupcakes saw sales volume growth of 13.7% and average prices per pack increasing by 7.2% (TNS Superpanel, 52 w/e 4 October 2009). “There is still potential in the market for those looking for great trading profits,” says Lisa Boswell, marketing manager at CSM. So why not try some decorated cupcakes this Easter?Ingredient suppliers are coming up with a number of ways to cut costs and simplify the process this season. Karen Scott, communi-cations manager at Macphie, says: “We recommend that bakers look more closely at the ’cost in use’, because it is not just about the cost of the bag mix, it is about how far the mix goes and what additional ingredients may be needed.”Meanwhile, British Bakels is offering a package that means bakers can achieve an 80% margin on hot cross bun sales. If they use Baktem Blue, along with Bakels’ ready-to-use Crossing Mix, they will receive the ready-to-use Bun Glaze free of charge. This bundle deal is the equivalent to a 30% discount across the board. “Our package gives bakers the opportunity to produce great-tasting hot cross buns and increase their profit margins, thanks to the free bun glaze,” says Pauline Ferrol, national sales controller at Bakels.last_img read more

Tesco ’playing catch-up’ on bakery

first_imgTesco’s plan to overhaul its in-store bakery (ISB) format is a way of playing catch-up with other UK supermarkets, according to a leading retail analyst.This week, the supermarket announced a multi-million-pound investment to revive 850 of its ISBs, which will be branded as Your Bakery at Tesco. The first stage of the revamp started in May with the introduction of new-look bakery counters and wooden tables to display product ranges.As part of the move, Tesco has changed 70% of its existing bakery offering and expanded its line of continental breads from 10 to 30 products, including a three-cheese bread, a range of pretzels and breadsticks and a sourdough pave.David Gray, grocery analyst at Planet Retail, told British Baker: “In a lot of ways, Tesco is playing catch-up it has looked at the market and has been a bit slow to react and, as a result, is taking ideas from the competition. Most of the mainstream supermarkets already do continental breads, so it is something Tesco always needed to produce to raise its standards.”Tesco said in a statement that its decision to revamp its ISBs formed part of a wider investment plan, which the company announced in March.Nick Tatum, bakery category director at Tesco, said that shoppers had become more demanding in their choice of breads and baking goods. “For many people the smell of freshly baked bread at the bakery is the most exciting part of any shopping trip. We believe we have made that experience better by creating the kind of atmosphere you would find in an artisan bakery with wooden shelves filled with a far bigger and better range of speciality breads, savoury snacks and sweet treats.”Marks & Spencer confirmed plans back in March to roll out a new bakery format throughout all stores by mid-2013, while Morrisons completed the revamp of its ISBs in May, which includes new product lines and packaging.last_img read more

The road ahead for Title IX efforts

first_imgSexual harassment and assault dominated headlines over the past year and represent a deeply ingrained problem in society, including on college campuses across the United States. Yet Harvard’s work to both prevent and respond to instances of sexual and gender-based harassment and assault dates back further than the current focus.In 2013, Harvard established a University-wide Title IX Office, as well as a task force to examine the issue of sexual and gender-based harassment and assault. In 2014, the University implemented a sexual and gender-based harassment policy, which for the first time applied to all members of the Harvard community, and the University also established the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) to investigate complaints of sexual and gender-based harassment neutrally and professionally.Since then, Harvard has built a team of ODR investigators and Title IX specialists seeking to address this extremely sensitive area of human conduct with fairness, discretion, and understanding. In addition to the central staff, Harvard has created a network of more than 50 trained Title IX coordinators across campus. In 2015, Harvard conducted a student survey to better understand the incidence of sexual assault and harassment, which garnered a significant response rate of 52 percent. The survey shed light on the alarming frequency with which students, especially undergraduates, experience incidents of sexual assault. The survey also underscored that many students lack confidence in Harvard’s response to reports of sexual misconduct, and that many students lack awareness of the resources and support available to them.Since 2015, the University has worked to expand resources for individuals who experience sexual and gender-based harassment, including assault. Customized online training modules for students, faculty, and staff were developed. Since its inception, more than 25,000 individuals have completed the module training.Earlier this month, the University announced a new director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR), and Harvard Provost Alan Garber and Executive Vice President Katie Lapp recently sent a message to University leaders informing them that starting this fall all staff and faculty members will be required to complete an online module that provides a common baseline of information on the University’s policy and available resources. The message also outlined new charges for the Title IX policy review committee, headed by Donald Pfister, the Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium.The Gazette recently sat down with Pfister and Deputy Provost Peggy Newell, who oversees the Title IX Office and ODR, to discuss the latest developments in this area.Q&APeggy Newell & Donald PfisterGAZETTE: Sexual harassment and assault have been in the headlines a lot this year. How has that influenced the work done in this realm at Harvard?NEWELL: I think it’s important to note that we didn’t just start this when the #MeToo movement started. We have been doing this for some time.PFISTER: It’s easy to think that nobody thought about this before. But of course, people were, it just wasn’t organized in the same way. But there was recognition that there were issues and problems that needed to be addressed. The Title IX movement kind of codified it in a way that it wasn’t before.GAZETTE: There was a lot of attention paid to this issue back when Title IX and ODR were just starting out, with several news articles, and people on campus were very aware of what was happening. As the offices have hit their stride, there’s been less in the news. But I think there have been changes and growth in both of those offices. Can you talk about what’s new in the last two years?NEWELL: When the offices were created, they were put into an ecosystem that already had a lot of people working in it. People at the Schools and across human resources were doing various things that they’d done independently in the past; there was a vast network of Title IX coordinators; OSAPR was operating in this space. We had a task force. We’ve had a variety of other committees, student groups, and administrative boards involved. Some of what we’ve been doing over the last two to three years is actually figuring out how all of those pieces can work well together and to make sure that all of them do work well together.We made a decision last year to separate Title IX and ODR. It used to be that ODR reported to the Title IX officer. Now each of those offices reports directly to me. Title IX focuses more of its effort on education and prevention, and ODR focuses mostly on investigations. Although we call on ODR sometimes to participate in educational efforts, its primary focus is to do neutral, impartial investigations when there are complaints. By separating the offices, the students, staff, and faculty now have a better understanding and greater confidence that sharing a disclosure with the Title IX office is not the same as filing a formal complaint with ODR.GAZETTE: We usually think about Title IX in the context of sexual harassment and assault. But a large portion of the work done at Harvard focuses on education and prevention. How does that work take shape, and why is it so important to the University?NEWELL: In a perfect world, we would prevent this kind of behavior so that all members of our community can have equal access to all aspects of life at Harvard, can thrive in this environment, and won’t be impeded by virtue of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our educational efforts are aimed at prevention and at helping people to understand what resources are available if they do experience sexual or gender-based harassment.PFISTER: Title IX, in its biggest purview, is access and equal access.GAZETTE: Title IX has also been involved in developing and implementing online training modules, right?NEWELL: The Title IX office has been working closely with the Schools on this, and it’s really important that we give credit to all of the Schools for being part of it — no one person did all of this individually. The president provided the funding, but every School had people involved in creating these. Together with the network of Title IX coordinators at the Schools, the Title IX Office has worked on creating training modules for the Harvard community. Each School has one especially for its own students, and then we did a faculty and staff version.This is not intended to be the sole form of training for our community; we also have had hundreds of in-person trainings this year. But this is meant to give everybody a common baseline that provides a summary of the University’s policy and procedures, familiarizes people with the resources that they can access if they have issues, and also helps people to understand what kinds of conduct are problematic.PFISTER: I think it’s important to note that the policy applies to everyone in the University. I think from the standpoint of the committee, what we’re seeing and realizing is just how complicated it is across the different Schools, with different expectations, with different types of faculty, with different types of activities going on.GAZETTE: How does the policy review committee fit into this work?PFISTER: Well, we are the overseers of policy and procedures. In that role, we look at how things are working. We’ve spent a lot of time reviewing the policy and arguing about it and thinking about how things might be worded differently. We’re pretty happy with the way the policy is set up. But the way that we do this is that we’ve talked to lots of different people, constituents across the University, and tried to get an idea of how it is working on the ground.We are also gathering statistics. What are the numbers like? Who are the people who are involved, and how are those cases being resolved? Ultimately, we are thinking: Is this working? Are there communities or groups that are being unduly accused or investigated? We’ve found this is not the case. Are there ways in which the policy and procedures can work better? We’ve found a number of those and made recommendations. So we’re kind of the watchers.NEWELL: We launched the committee soon after we launched the policy and procedures, and from the beginning it was intended that this be a look at how things are working. It wasn’t the case that the committee was supposed to start making changes immediately. It was the case that the committee would start to review and learn about how things have been applied and what the policy has been doing in practice, and then, as data accumulates, it would recommend changes.PFISTER: I think that out in the community, out in the world, there may be the impression that we’re looking at cases and evaluating cases. We’re not doing that. Ours is a refined view of how the cases are coming and how people are being treated and handled within the context of the policy and procedures.GAZETTE: Who serves on the committee?PFISTER: There’s a representative from each School as well as from central administration, and there are faculty, staff, administrators, and students.GAZETTE: You mentioned that the committee has already recommended some changes. Are there any others or things that have come about as a part of your work?PFISTER: One example would be language and length of ODR reports. There was a sense that the reports were too long and therefore unapproachable in a certain way, and then that the language veered toward the legal perhaps too far. So those have been addressed.GAZETTE: Both Title IX and ODR had new positions that have recently been filled. There’s also been a lot of attention paid to the increased disclosures this academic year. I wonder, in your mind, is there a sweet spot in terms of staffing? Will the office continue to grow?NEWELL: I think we are trying to right-size the office. I don’t think there’s any office that should just continue to grow. We have used outside resources on a temporary basis from law firms when we’ve needed to supplement the staff. We’ve also created a pipeline program to train people to fill these positions. It’s important to note that as disclosures and formal complaints rise, this doesn’t mean there are more incidents. It just means there’s more reporting. At some point, you would expect that you will have taken care of the pent-up demand, and you will actually plateau. Ideally, with education, outreach, and a community that does not tolerate harassment, we would see the number decline.PFISTER: I think one of the things to think about with growth is that, from the very start, we were told that as the office and communication around these issues grows, and as people become aware, that we should be expecting to have a growth in the number of cases. And that will continue for a while.GAZETTE: What’s on the horizon for the committee, and how does President Drew Faust’s new charge fit into the work that you see yourselves doing?PFISTER: I think it fits pretty logically with what we’re doing. A lot of this is phrased around the imbalance of power that we have within a community that’s an academic community where there is continual grading and evaluating. Even if we as individuals don’t feel that we’re in a powerful position, in fact we are, and we have to be conscious of that. I think where we’re at right now is trying to figure out what’s the institutional message to faculty, particularly. That’s going to vary from School to School.It’s not clear that it’s a unified message, other than “Don’t do this.” But how to incorporate this into the fabric of the community, that’s the big issue. How to change the culture so that nobody has to endure something that they shouldn’t, that is part of this power balance. We talk a lot about culture shifts. It’s really hard to do this, to think about how to address culture shifts. But in this case, with students and faculty, faculty and staff, it’s the culture. And how do we address that? That’s on the horizon.NEWELL: And it’s not at all unique to Harvard. There is a problem across academia, and we have to come to grips with this as a community. So while the committee will make some recommendations on things that we could do, it is going to take everybody working together to actually make this work better for people.PFISTER: I think it’s really important to understand that our policy, being a University-wide one, isn’t the only thing that’s needed. Because the fact is that one policy, to apply to these many different constituencies across these many Schools, it is going to have to be the lowest level of behavior that’s tolerable. The policy is written very much to mirror the legal standards of sexual and gender-based harassment, but it is by no means defining the ideal of how we would like those in our community to behave. The University-wide policy requires that something be persistent and pervasive or severe. This is actually a minimal standard of behavior. It’s not the standard that we want people to aspire to. It simply sets a floor for what won’t be tolerated.last_img read more

VCE Named One of CRN’s Top Emerging Vendors for 2014

first_imgFor the fourth year in a row, VCE has been named one of CRN’s Emerging Data Center Vendors for 2014. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies the most promising vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. VCE earned a place on this list not only by delivering best-in-class converged infrastructure, but also by knowing the value of great partnerships and commitment to the channel.“Click to tweet: [email protected] puts VCE on the 2014 Emerging Vendor list for the fourth year in a row! Learn more at http://bit.ly/1kjtZAuShareVCE partners have been a major focus for the company this past year. As evidenced by Gartner’s recently released Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, the converged infrastructure market is growing significantly, and we want to enable our partners to take full advantage of this opportunity. We continue to see great traction with the new value-based VCE Partner Program we announced last year. And as our partner community grows, VCE also continues to innovate, creating additional opportunities for partners.Earlier this year, CRN also honored a number of VCE individuals. Chris Sullivan was named one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, and Leslee Mesick was honored as one of the 2014 Women of the Channel and The Power 100: The Most Powerful Women in the Channel. These accolades all speak to the exceptional work of the VCE channel organization to build the incredible momentum we have going into the second half of the year. And, of course, we wouldn’t be successful without the support of our trusted partners and their strong belief in our capabilities to solve customer problems.last_img read more

Peter Pan Goes Wrong Will Return to the West End

first_imgFollowing its recent Olivier Award nomination, Peter Pan Goes Wrong will return to the West End for the holiday season. The show, a spinoff of Mischief Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong, heads back to the Apollo Theatre from October 20 through January 29, 2017. The comedy concluded its first run at the venue on January 31 this year.Directed by Adam Meggido, Peter Pan Goes Wrong follows the members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society once again battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes on their way to Neverland with hilarious, disastrous results.Casting will be announced at a later date. View Commentslast_img read more

12 financial goals you should reach by your 30s

first_img2. No more student debt I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids… but now, at 35, I realize some of them just went with the flow, without a plan, and are paying dearly for the mistakes of their early days. Your 20s and 30s are the best time to build a strong financial base, to set yourself up for a comfortable life and retirement. It may seem like you are going slow, but you have time on your side. After a decade or so, everything will snowball for the better, provided you put in the effort early on. So let’s have a look at the major financial milestones you should achieve by your 30s. 1. Not living paycheck to paycheck YOLO was a fine saying in your 20s. You’re over that now. This is the time to get serious about saving if you want to enjoy what life has to offer. Start by saving $5 a week, $10 the next week, until it hurts. Little amounts will add up.center_img By your early 30s, you have been out of college for almost 10 years. That is a long time to still carry a balance on your student loans. The average debt for the class of 2015 was over $35,000. With some loans including a 0% interest period, or some kind of forgiveness over time, you need to find a way to come up with $3,500 a year plus interest to put towards your loans in your 20s. Your 30s are meant for building wealth, not digging your way out of debt. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Public call for support of events of the Tourist Board of the town of Hvar

first_imgRequests are submitted to the address:Hvar Tourist BoardSt. Stephen’s Square 4221 450 HVAR The beneficiaries are obliged to use the support funds for the realization of the event, for which he received financial support, and the Hvar Tourist Board to submit a report on the use of funds with appropriate documentation, which confirms the report and, if necessary, submit additional, subsequently requested documentation. Grants will be approved for the organization and implementation of cultural, entertainment, sports. eno-gastronomic and other events, and from the Hvar Tourist Board, invite interested legal and natural persons (local governments, companies, cooperatives, associations, institutions, clubs, etc.), as organizers of events, to submit their applications for financial support . Untimely and incomplete requests will not be considered by the Tourist Board of the Hvar Tourist Board. “Request for financial support for events in 2020.” you can find on the following link. Photo: Hvar Tourist Board The deadline for submitting applications for financial support for events in 2020 is until February 29, 2020. The applicant should submit to the Hvar Tourist Board the project of the event and a clear explanation for which part of the project funds are requested, user data (legal status, name, address, contact) and information on the share of project co-financing by other entities. Subject Public call is the award of grants from the Tourist Board of the City of Hvar for events that raise the quality of the tourist offer of the city of Hvar, contribute to the growth of the number of guests and increase consumption, and promote Hvar as an interesting tourist destination.last_img read more