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Extensive storage of basal meltwater in the onset region of a major West Antarctic ice stream

first_imgA major meltwater body exists beneath a tributary of Bindschadler Ice Stream, West Antarctica, in a region where subglacial lakes have not been mapped but near where rapid vertical motion of the ice sheet surface has suggested shifting of a subglacial water body. The water is trapped by a local reversal in ice-air surface slope arising from ice flow over variable basal topography and from the positive feedback of basal lubrication from the trapped water. Strong variations in the water content of the sediments upglacier of the water body arise from a similar process. These results are revealed by a novel application of the amplitude variation with offset (AVO) seismic technique. The existence of such water bodies and of the strong spatial variation in subglacial sediment properties is not captured in current models of subglacial hydrology, lubrication of ice stream motion, and sediment transport.last_img read more

New CIO for Harvard

first_imgHarvard University announced today (July 12) the appointment of Anne H. Margulies as chief information officer.A senior manager with 30 years of strategic planning, information technology, and administrative leadership experience, Margulies is currently assistant secretary for information technology and CIO for the state of Massachusetts. This will be her second stint at Harvard. She served as assistant provost and executive director for information systems from 1995 through 1998.Margulies takes on a reconfigured CIO role that will provide leadership for applied technologies that support the University’s teaching and research mission, in addition to having direct oversight of the technology functions of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Working with senior academic and administrative leaders and with technology professionals across the institution, she will provide strategic leadership, technical planning, and organizational management of technology programs that focus on the University’s academic, administrative, and infrastructure technology needs.“This is a critical piece of our effort to better organize and utilize University resources and create efficiencies across campus,” said Executive Vice President Katherine N. Lapp. “These two IT departments have developed separately over time, and it only makes sense to ensure that they are working in concert.”Margulies will report to Lapp on most technology-related matters and to the FAS dean on matters related to the academic and research computing needs in that area. She also will coordinate with the Office of the Provost on technology matters related to the University’s overall academic mission.“As dean, I am committed to providing our faculty and students with the most effective support and compelling tools available,” said FAS Dean Michael D. Smith, the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences.“Today, information technology is not only a backbone of our daily lives, but also a critical component of cutting-edge education, research, and administration,” he said. “I am excited by Anne’s return to Harvard, as she brings a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to apply technology and build organizations that will help bolster our mission of teaching and research.”Margulies will assume her position in early September.“No one doubts that information technology is playing an increasingly important role in education and research everywhere. From my discussions with many faculty and senior leaders across Harvard, it is clear that the University is ready to chart a new course for its own IT future,” Margulies said. “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with faculty, students, and staff to formulate an innovative vision for IT that is right for Harvard, and to make it a reality.”last_img read more

Hearing for Florida Teen Accused of Hacking Twitter Gets Hacked

first_imgProsecutors believe that Clark was able to gain access by convincing a Twitter employee that he was a co-worker.He is facing numerous charges, including 17 counts of communications fraud and 11 counts of fraudulent use of personal information.Clark was arrested last Friday and entered the not-guilty pleas on Tuesday.The judge denied a motion to reduce Clark’s bond. He remains in jail, with bond set at $725,000.The next hearing is scheduled for October 7. Officials say it will be password protected. In an ironic twist, a bond hearing for a Tampa teen accused of recently hacking the Twitter accounts of politicians, celebrities and technology moguls got hacked this week.The bond hearing took place over Zoom.While it was in progress, the judge and attorneys were interrupted several times by people shouting racial slurs, playing music, and even showing pornographic images.The suspect, 17-year-old Graham Clark, is accused of using the hijacked Twitter accounts to scam people worldwide out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin on July 15.The affected accounts belong to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, former President Barack Obama, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, among others.last_img read more

Aston Villa player proves fan who predicted he will never play in the PL…

first_imgAdvertisement lgzshNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsat3xtgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev3zk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5ot130Would you ever consider trying this?😱ztq0yCan your students do this? 🌚bzlbRoller skating! Powered by Firework Aston Villa player Conor Hourihane replied back to a fan who doubted over his potential to play in the Premier League five years back. Villa got promoted in the English Premier League in this season. They had beaten Derby County in the playoff finals to achieve this feat. Aston Villa were beaten by Tottenham Hotspur with a margin of 3-1 in the opening game of the season. After the end of the match, Conor Hourihane posted this in Twitter.Advertisement Conor Hourihane is an important player for  Villa. He plays as the central defensive midfielder for the Premier League side in their 4-1-4-1 formation. Recently he has signed a long term contract with Villa.Advertisement In 2014, a Villa fan Craig Taylor told that Conor Hourihane might be the best player of Plymouth Argyle but he could never be able to play in the Premier League. Certainly the tweet was very disheartening for an young player. Conor Hourihane kept it in his mind and worked hard to play in the Premier League. Meanwhile Conor Hourihane joined Villa in 2017. Since then, he is a regular player for the club. He has also played 11 matches for his country Republic Ireland so far. His journey is really inspirational for the aspiring young footballers. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 13, 2015)–Last with a quarter mile to run, French-bred Talco angled off the rail turning for home and outsprinted favored Midnight Storm to take Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf) by a half length under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by John Sadler and owned by Hronis Racing LLC, the 4-year-old colt got the distance in 1:35.00.“When I came to the stretch, I knew Tyler (Baze, aboard Midnight Storm) still had a lot of horse,” said Bejarano. “My horse gave me such a big kick off the turn, we were able to challenge him right away and then we outran him to the finish. The whole key to winning today was being able to stay inside around the far turn and really kicking well.”Off as the longshot in a field of five 3-year-olds and up at 13-1, Talco paid $28.40, $6.00 and $5.20. Second, beaten a length in his most recent start, the Grade III, one mile turf American Stakes on May 9, Talco registered his third stateside win from nine tries and improved his overall mark to 15-5-4-3. With the winner’s share of $240,000, he improved his earnings to $491,123.“When we saw the early fractions (22.93, 46.53, 1:10.17 and 1:22.38), we felt pretty good and we’re happy that this win makes him eligible for the Breeders’ Cup,” said Kosta Hronis. “He was first or second in his last four races and he got the pace today.”“It was a big win,” said Larry Benavidez, assistant to Sadler. “We just kind of wanted them to go fast up front and we figured the one (eventual fourth place finisher Winning Prize) was going to go, with the blinkers on. Finally, the race played out like it looked on paper and this horse is in top form right now.”Midnight Storm, a winner of the Grade II Del Mar Derby last August, came into the Shoemaker riding a three game winning streak, but didn’t show his customary front-running speed.“He didn’t handle that grass at all, he couldn’t really get a hold of it,” said Baze. “I’m still very proud of the way he ran, he never threw in the towel.The solid favorite at even money, Midnight Storm finished 1 ¾ lengths in front of Seek Again and paid $3.00 and $3.40.Shipped by trainer Bill Mott to Santa Anita from his training base at Saratoga, Seek Again was next to last at the quarter pole and although outrun by the winner, picked up the pieces for third. Ridden by eastern-based Jose Lezcano, Seek Again was off at 7-2 and paid $5.40 to show.“My horse just didn’t do it today,” said Lezcano. “I tried to keep up with Talco and couldn’t.”Although favored Midnight Storm ran second, the biggest disappointment in the race was Bal a Bali, who was ridden by Flavien Prat and finished last as the 3-2 second choice.“I had a good trip,” said Prat. “…I was pretty good on the last turn and I asked him and he didn’t answer…We beat the winner last time, so I don’t know…”Note: The Shoemaker Mile is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race, with the winner (Talco) earning an automatic berth in the Grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile, to be run at Keeneland on Oct. 31. HRONIS RACING-OWNED TALCO EARNS AUTOMATIC BERTH IN BREEDERS’ CUP MILE AT KEENELAND –30–last_img read more

A’s loss to Angels leaves Joakim Soria upset

first_imgOAKLAND — Another day, another multi-home run game.Just not another win.A two-run single by Shohei Ohtani in the top of the ninth inning off reliever Joakim Soria proved to be the difference as the A’s lost 6-4 to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, ending their season-long win streak at 10 games before an announced crowd of 13,060 at the Coliseum.Soria had a 1-2 count on Ohtani, and thought he had the strikeout on a curveball that seemed to catch the outside corner, but was dropped …last_img

NHL veterans getting opportunity, fresh start with Sharks

first_imgSAN JOSE — Forward Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Dalton Prout both sensed an opportunity when they signed as free agents with the Sharks earlier this summer.Brodzinski knew the Sharks would be in need of experienced right wingers after the departure of Joe Pavelski and Gus Nyquist. Prout, listed at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, felt he could provide a greater physical presence on the right side of the blue line, which features Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns and Tim Heed.“I don’t think it’s any …last_img

Jevon Rockwell, Sept. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yesterday and Saturday we had three tenths, but to be honest we’d just as soon not see any rain now. It is not wet now but we’d like to see a dry fall where we don’t have to worry about compaction and so we can do a good job of tillage. The rain will still help the double-crops out yet but they are even almost far enough along now that they don’t need much more rain.About a week and a half to two weeks and our first beans will be ready to harvest. I think the soybeans will be average to a little above average. I feel a lot of the corn was hurt during the critical pollination period and from everything I have looked at I think the corn will be below average. Saturday we had a really windy day and it broke off a lot of the tops in our fuller season corn. That was surprising because that corn is still pretty green. A lot of tops are broken and some of the corn along the edges where it got super dry is already starting to go down.We planted a lot of fuller maturity beans so we might end up starting to harvest corn earlier than normal. The stuff we planted in April is 120-day corn so it is still a ways off. We’ll start with our early beans and then get into the early corn.Diseases really haven’t been a concern. There is some out there though. I have seen some white mold in soybeans. There were some tall soybean fields and just about all of them have lodged in the winds.They picked our field of seed corn and that field looked good. They picked it last Wednesday. It was a small field that looked good all year. Seed corn doesn’t handle drought well, but that field caught some of the rains and it looked just as good as our field corn all year long. The good yields there, though, may not carry through to the field corn. The seed corn was early maturing at 87-days and it pollinated before the worst of the heat and dry weather.last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Motorola Mobility

first_imgGoogle wants Motorola to compete on a level playing field with its much more profitable competitors. Unfortunately, that seems to mean stripping Motorola of its Home division, which makes cable modems, set-top boxes, video management interfaces and related software and hardware. Rumors suggest those assets could be up for sale as early as this fall.These assets are precisely the pieces Google needs to make Google TV a valid challenger in the all-important set-top market where Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Samsung and even Apple (particularly if it ever releases a TV set) all have more compelling hardware plays for the living room. Even the Android-based Ouya might make more sense.Selling Motorola’s Home division assets – even if Google tries to retain the intellectual properity it thinks will be important – leaves the effort shorthanded. Google’s sale might cushion a weak balance sheet for a few quarters, but if Motorola needs to compete on the strengths of its smartphones and tablets alone, a continued decline is likely.The Players Dennis Woodside, CEO: Dennis Woodside is not a tech guy. He’s a Google insider, a lawyer and an advertising deal maker. None of this is necessarily bad. Motorola was gushing money and market share before the acquisition, so the company needs a shakeup, and Woodside’s experience with content and advertising could help flesh out a platform play. He just needs to handle his side of the business and trust his technology staff to fulfill his strategy. Regina Dugan, SVP, Advanced Technology & Projects: If anyone can innovate Motorola out of a hole, it’s Regina Dugan. The anti-Woodside she’s a tech heavyweight who headed up the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While government experience doesn’t typically carry into the private sector, DARPA is unique. It’s mission is “to prevent strategic surprise from negatively impacting U.S. national security and create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries by maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military.” Essentially, Rugan outthought the rest of the world on behalf of the US military from 1996 to 2012, and she even won a medal for it. While she lacks mobile-specific expertise, Rugan has a PhD from CalTech and enough managerial experience to build a staff capable of doing impressive work.The PrognosisAssuming the Home division sale goes through, we can expect Motorola to lose money for a few more quarters while it refocuses on smartphones, invests in R&D and works with carriers on supporting new products. In the short term, its Droids and Photons will likely get crushed by the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S IIIs, and its tablets will continue to lose ground. In the long term, if it creates a few new products, Motorola might become a reasonable acquisition target, assuming any patent disputes could be settled.Can This Company Be Saved?With few current successes and a lot of dead weight being cut, Motorola is essentially a well-funded startup with some seasoned professionals on staff. It has a shot at success because Google won’t let it go under – at least for a while. But it’s still a long shot. If Google really does maintain a hands-off policy in deference to its other hardware partners, Motorola probably won’t be able to rejoin the top 3 in the mobile market. If (and it’s a big if) Dugan’s team can somehow create a truly groundbreaking product (or two), Motorola might possibly return to profitability and challenge for the number 4 or 5 spot.The strategy that could save Motorola, of course, would be for Google to give Motorola first or exclusive access to the Android operating system. But while that would instantly make Motorola relevant again, it would also wreck Android’s appeal for other mobile phone makers – turning Google’s market smartphone operating system into just another one-company pony. That’s a big reason many observers questioned Google’s purchase of Motorola in the first place.The Deathwatch So FarResearch In Motion: Amid Massive losses – more than 11 times worse than expected – the company has reportedly started pitching its long-delayed Blackberry 10 devices to carriers. And rumors are swirling that the company may do a licensing deal – or even a sale – with Samsung.HP: The company is reportedly creating a new division to take another plunge into the consumer tablet market. Good luck with that.Nokia: The mobile phone giant’s quarterly revenue and earnings exceeded expectations and it has reduced its cash burn rate, but the company lost money yet again and saw its debt ratings cut to junk status. And it still hasn’t cracked the U.S. smartphone market as it halves the retail price of its flagship Lumia 900 to $49.99.38 Studios: No changeBarnes & Noble: No changeSony: No changeGroupon: Groupon’s stock price continues to hit all-time lows as growth slows.T-Mobile USA: The company’s troubles continue to mount, reporting second quarter losses of 557,000 high-value contract customers, and a net loss of 205,000 customers. Netflix: No changeElectronic Arts: No changeBest Buy: After rejecting Richard Schulze’s takeover bid over the weekend, Best Buyhired Hubert Joly as its CEO. Joly is a turnaround mercenary who’s done good work in the past with companies like EDS, but whose primary experience is in the hospitality industry. Best Buy’s stock was down 7%  in an initial response, and with a turnaround plan slated for the end of the year, it could slide more. When Motorola Mobility was plummeting to its doom in 2011, Google rode to the rescue. Now, with massive layoffs and a proposed sale of critical assets, the knight in shining armor seems hellbent on tearing its acquisition to pieces as part of its restructuring process. Is Motorola nothing more a legal hedge for the search giant, or is there a way to recapture the Moto mojo and make the company a mobile leader again? The BasicsMotorola used to be cool. Its DynaTAC team, led by Dr. Martin Cooper, pretty much invented the cell phone in 1973. In 1996, Motorola released the Star-TAC, completely revolutionizing the industry with a durable, portable flip-phone design that clipped nicely to IT geeks’ utility belts. In 2004, Motorola released the Razr, essentially a super-thin reboot of the Star-TAC that won the hearts and minds of everyone who hadn’t moved to a BlackBerry. That’s when things went south. Motorola missed the boat on smartphones, not releasing the Android-based Droid until October 2009. It’s focus on low-end feature phones eroded its market standing, and Motorola fell behind Apple, Nokia, Samsung, RIM and HTC. It’s now somewhere between the 5th and 7th largest cell phone manufacturer worldwide, depending on which numbers you believe. Combined with pokey tablet sales, declining smartphone revenues drove Motorola into the red for 14 of 16 quarters, and Google acquired the business for a generous $12.5 billion, primarily to get access to Motorola’s most valuable asset: its patent portfolio.The ProblemMotorola’s $12.5 billion price tag makes it Google’s biggest acquisition to date, so its safe to assume that Larry Page and company have put some serious thought behind their product strategy. Unfortunately, there’s not much real-world evidence of what they have in mind. Does Google really want in on the mobile hardware business or not? It’s tough to tell.If Google just wanted Motorola’s patents, it’s doing a good job of faking interest in handsets. On Google’s official blog, Larry Page called Motorola “a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation.” He finished by saying he was “confident Dennis [Woodside] and the team at Motorola will be creating the next generation of mobile devices that will improve lives for years to come.” The Form 8-K filing in which Google announced layoffs of 4,000 Motorola employees (20% of its workforce) outlined a product strategy “designed to return Motorola’s mobile devices unit to profitability.” Clearly, Google is at least saying the right things. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Deathwatch#Google#mobile What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts cormac fosterlast_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Emery delighted with Bellerin performance for Carabao Cup win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery delighted with Bellerin performance for Carabao Cup winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery was delighted with Hector Bellerin’s performance for their Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest.It was an emotional night for Bellerin as he returned to the first team after more than nine months out injured.”I think Hector’s attitude is a very big attitude to help us,” Emery said. “When he was injured he was still a big mentality in the dressing room helping us.”He assisted for [Joe] Willock to score and also to have different options in the squad and first XI is good. We are going to play a lot of matches and tonight was his first 15 minutes [with us], which is really important. “He wanted to play 90 and yesterday he told me he’s ready and wanted to play, but we decided to give him less minutes than 90. He played with the under-23s on Friday and also they are the first matches for him. We need to do it progressively and the doctor said to us that we are going to do it like that.”I think no [he can’t play 90 minutes against Manchester United next]. Maybe in his mind yes, but we need to listen to the doctor and the doctor wants to do it progressively. Really tonight is the first day and the first minutes, and we are going to maybe share some minutes with the under-23s.”It depends how he’s feeling, but in his mind he’s feeling very well and I think the first minutes tonight were amazing for him. We are going to use him with Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] and Calum Chambers to help us in this position. The most important things about Hector are his attitude and experience. He’s wishing to help us.” last_img read more

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