Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years

first_imgClimate trends in the Antarctic region remain poorly characterized, owing to the brevity and scarcity of direct climate observations and the large magnitude of interannual to decadal-scale climate variability. Here, within the framework of the PAGES Antarctica2k working group, we build an enlarged database of ice core water stable isotope records from Antarctica, consisting of 112 records. We produce both unweighted and weighted isotopic (δ18O) composites and temperature reconstructions since 0 CE, binned at 5- and 10-year resolution, for seven climatically distinct regions covering the Antarctic continent. Following earlier work of the Antarctica2k working group, we also produce composites and reconstructions for the broader regions of East Antarctica, West Antarctica and the whole continent. We use three methods for our temperature reconstructions: (i) a temperature scaling based on the δ18O–temperature relationship output from an ECHAM5-wiso model simulation nudged to ERA-Interim atmospheric reanalyses from 1979 to 2013, and adjusted for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet region to borehole temperature data, (ii) a temperature scaling of the isotopic normalized anomalies to the variance of the regional reanalysis temperature and (iii) a composite-plus-scaling approach used in a previous continent-scale reconstruction of Antarctic temperature since 1 CE but applied to the new Antarctic ice core database. Our new reconstructions confirm a significant cooling trend from 0 to 1900 CE across all Antarctic regions where records extend back into the 1st millennium, with the exception of the Wilkes Land coast and Weddell Sea coast regions. Within this long-term cooling trend from 0 to 1900 CE, we find that the warmest period occurs between 300 and 1000 CE, and the coldest interval occurs from 1200 to 1900 CE. Since 1900 CE, significant warming trends are identified for the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, the Dronning Maud Land coast and the Antarctic Peninsula regions, and these trends are robust across the distribution of records that contribute to the unweighted isotopic composites and also significant in the weighted temperature reconstructions. Only for the Antarctic Peninsula is this most recent century-scale trend unusual in the context of natural variability over the last 2000 years. However, projected warming of the Antarctic continent during the 21st century may soon see significant and unusual warming develop across other parts of the Antarctic continent. The extended Antarctica2k ice core isotope database developed by this working group opens up many avenues for developing a deeper understanding of the response of Antarctic climate to natural and anthropogenic climate forcings. The first long-term quantification of regional climate in Antarctica presented herein is a basis for data–model comparison and assessments of past, present and future driving factors of Antarctic climate.last_img read more

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SDL Group takes pivotal role in Sheffield PRS scheme

first_imgSDL Group is to be the partner for all associated lettings and property management of 250 new homes in Sheffield.Sheffield City Council has approved the plans for the development on Prince of Wales Road, to the south east of the city centre. Known as Manor Boot, the site will span 28.6 acres and consist of a mix of three and four-bedroom properties.The scheme is being led by residential and urban regeneration specialist Sigma Capital Group, alongside Sheffield Housing Company.SDL Group’s appointment marks the continuation of a longstanding partnership with Sigma, as the two companies launch and manage high profile PRS schemes across the UK.Paul Staley, Director of PRS at SDL Group, said, “We have played an active part in the planning stage for Manor Boot, advising on the viability of the scheme and helping with the design and layout of the proposed site.It’s great that we will now be working alongside Sigma as the development comes to life, we look forward to helping people to move into their new homes and ensuring that residents at Manor Boot have the very best experience.” September 11, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » SDL Group takes pivotal role in Sheffield PRS scheme  previous nextLand & New HomesSDL Group takes pivotal role in Sheffield PRS scheme The Negotiator11th September 20170430 Viewslast_img read more

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Becky Howe wins OUSU Presidential election

first_img“Campaigning has been eye opening. I’ve realised people don’t really know what OUSU does; only as JCR President did I realise, I had absolutely no idea in my first year.” When asked what advice she’d give for campaigners, Howe suggested, “Stock up on vitamin C, do your work in the first half of term and surround yourself with good people. You’ve got to believe in them. “I’m happy Cat’s won as well. We are best friends so it’s amazing we can do this together. I’m so excited for what lies ahead. Overwhelmed and thankful. Thank you Oxford for placing your trust in me. I’d like to thank the rest of the alphabet.” For the six NUS Delegate positions there were only five candidates as a result of the rule that no more than four candidates from a single slate may run for a single position — Shana Caro (456 votes), Annie Teriba (330), Ella Richards (217), Barnaby Raine (204) and Robert Walsmsley (127) were therefore all elected. For Oxford’s Julia Coyne was elected Academic Affair Campaign Officer with 1408 votes, while Henna Shah, also of For Oxford, was elected Access and Admissions Officer with 1448 votes.Nikhil Venkatesh was elected BME & Anti-Racism Officer with 1367 votes, while Right to Education’s Will Brown was voted Clubs and Societies Support Officer.Joe Reason was elected Common Room Support Officer with 732 votes to Omar Rana’s 694, For Oxford’s Lindsay Lee was voted as Disabled Students’ Officer with 912 to Right to Education’s Emily Di Dodo on 569, and For Oxford’s Marina Lambrakis is the new Graduate Academic Affairs Officer with 355 votes.Zuleyka Shahin (Right to Education) is the new Graduate Women’s Officer with 135 votes, David Parton was voted Health and Welfare Officer with 1347 votes, while For Oxford’s Jenny Walker gained 834 votes to beat Right to Education’s Jessy Parker Humphreys to become the new LGBTQ Officer.Team Women’s Aliya Yule is the new Women’s Campaign Officer with 761 votes, while Right to Education’s James Elliott (522), Will Neaverson (376) and For Oxford’s Eden Tanner (552) have been elected as Student Trustees. “We were up against some pretty big opposition. There were some big slates out there, Right to Education in particular. We’re a pretty small slate, so winning is a massive deal.  Becky Howe has won the 2014 OUSU Presidential election with 1343 votes, beating her closest rival Will Obeney by 710 votes. It was a good evening for teamABC, with their candidate Cat Jones being voted VP for Academic Affairs and Access — despite receiving 719 first preference votes to Greg Auger’s 763, winning as a result of second, third, and fourth preference votes. Eden Bailey of Right to Education came third with 478, while For Oxford’s Flora Sheldon received 467 votes.Ali Lennon, also of teamABC, was elected VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities with 1551 votes. Lucy Delaney was elected VP for Women with 877 votes, while Emily Silcock was elected VP Charities and Community with 1633 votes.Nick Cooper meanwhile was elected VP Graduates, with 337 votes. An elated Howe told Cherwell, “I’m really happy and have totally enjoyed it. I’ve campaigned with some really close friends. It’s been stressful and an interesting experience. “I’ll be sad to not help OUSU continue getting better in the way it represents and supports students. I only came to OUSU a year ago, but I think it does great things, and people don’t know about it. I felt like I could help it grow. “Obviously it’s a shame, but Becky is certainly not a person I mind losing to. I think she has some good ideas, and I think she’s going to do a good job.” When quizzed about plans for next year, Obeney added that he is currently “quite far” into a Civil Service application. For Oxford’s newly elected VP for Graduates Nick Cooper, meanwhile, was more somber, telling Cherwell, “I have no complaints. It was a win, but also not a win. We always knew it was going to be close between Becky and Will; Becky will do a good job, but it’s a shame about Will.”  Successful candidate for VP for Welfare and Equal Opportunities Ali Lennon admitted, “I’m not an expert campaigner. But we had such a positive reception to our ideas. I’ve learned a lot about Oxford. Like don’t give someone a leaflet when studying in the Bod. Like, I’m so happy right now. So happy for Becky and Cat. They did an amazing job — I’m elated and relieved!” Next year’s VP for Academic Affairs and Access Cat Jones was equally ecstatic, declaring she was “delighted to be working with Becky”, adding, “Tonight we’ll get smashed. Tomorrow the work begins.” Team ABC were quick to thank their supporters on Facebook, posting, “Thank You to everyone who supported us! We love you all so much. We’re excited for next year and we’ll do you proud. Lots of love, Team ABC Xxxxxxxx” (sic). For Oxford’s Will Obeney, second in the Presidential race with 633 first place votes, was bought champagne by friends from St Johns after his defeat. He told Cherwell, “I’m pleased with how the campaign went. I’m pleased it was a good natured campaign as well, I enjoyed every minute of it. Eden [Tanner] is the best candidate for trustee and I am so glad she won by such a wide margin.last_img read more

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OUSU in election recount

first_imgOUSU has conducted a recount of votes from this term’s elections, following the revelation that people who had already graduated were able to log in and vote. The results of the election were unaffected by the recount.According to a statement made by OUSU, five students who were ineligible to vote in the elections and who should not have been able to vote logged into OUSU’s website and cast their votes.The statement, which was published on OUSU’s website and sent to all candidates in the 2014 elections, reads, “For the current academic year, OUSU and the University have put in place a new and more secure system for ensuring OUSU has access to up to date and secure data about its student members. This involves the provision of data to OUSU by the university via a third-party IT support company. In this instance there was an error in the data transfer that left out information about students that should have allowed OUSU to automatically exclude graduated students from the elections.“As a result, five students ineligible to vote in this year’s OUSU elections had their votes registered and cast. Having identified this issue, OUSU has re-counted the votes for each post and we are able to confirm that none of the results have changed as a result.  “The University and OUSU have already taken steps to ensure that this problem (which is particular to the election process only) will not arise in the future.”In addition to publishing a statement, OUSU has removed its list of results and voting numbers from OUSU.org.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%10677%%[/mm-hide-text] Voting in this year’s elections was conducted on OUSU.org, after the original Mi-Voice system was abandoned. Mi-Voice was found to be unreliable after it was revealed that the result of last summer’s referendum on Oxford’s affiliation with NUS had been manipulated, and the referendum was declared void.Earlier this term, a number of colleges were unhappy with OUSU’s handling of the situation, with one JCR Returning officer calling the fact that OUSU failed to keep JCRs up to date about the state of the voting system “chaotic and intolerable”.Will Obeney, the first runner-up in the presidential election, tweeted his support for OUSU’s handling of the matter.Delighted at fast response by @ousunews over issues with the statutory elections. http://t.co/UKV4NeAbbV— Will Obeney (@WillObeney) December 5, 2014Meanwhile, Becky Howe, the winning presidential candidate, commented, “It’s good to see that OUSU has responded very quickly to this unforeseeable problem, by conducting a recount, and investigating how to prevent such a situation from arising again.”While most of the positions in this year’s race were unopposed, the election for Vice President (Access & Academic Affairs) was a close one. Greg Auger lost out to Cat Jones, despite winning almost 50 more first preference votes. In the end, the result was determined by second preference votes, though these numbers were not released.last_img read more

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A Weekend Well Spent With The Loving Musicians & Community Of FloydFest [Gallery/Review]

first_imgIn perhaps the only bit of sadness to creep into the festival, the main headliner, Gregg Allman, was forced to cancel his set after being hospitalized in Roanoke. He had cancelled his show the night before in North Carolina, so it wasn’t entirely unexpected. Still, I was in the VIP tent when a person from management got on the stage and gave an announcement. He started by saying, “Folks, I have some bad news, and I am going to read it right from this paper I’m holding.” The crowd listened with a very attentive silence as he relayed the news of Allman’s hospitalization and cancellation. I was surprised that there was no collective sign of bitterness, or moaning and groaning, or bitching and complaining. Quite the opposite actually. At the end of the announcement, when the speaker asked to send good vibes to Gregg so he could heal, the audience went crazy and it was possibly the best scene of sending good energy to someone who probably direly needed it. It was a very positive thing to witness, and despite being sad that I would be missing Allman, it was a great display of humanity from fans at Floydfest.So with Allman out, Leftover Salmon and Friends stepped up to main stage Saturday night for the headlining slot. Dubbed Buffalo Mountain Jam, it was an all-star jam session for various musicians of the festival. To say it was a highlight of the weekend would be a gross understatement. An amazing version of the Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” formed part of the set, but the emphatic “Whipping Post” encore was the superlative tribute to the ailing Allman. With the main stage closing for the night, some fans headed to the “secret set” featuring Pimps of Joytime. It wasn’t so secret in that everybody knew about it, but it sure was a fun time that served as the “15th annual FloydFest.”The last day certainly eased down from the fun and shenanigans of the previous four days. It had a much calmer and tranquil feeling to it, although not any less musically entertaining. One of my favorite sets was from Keller Williams and More Than A Little. It’s a group of musicians with two female vocalists, and they play a form of soulful, gospel funk. I was checking them out when, true to Keller’s love of GD, they slowly morphed one of the funkier tunes into a very elegant version of “Eyes of the World.” It caught fans completely by surprise, and it immediately had anyone who wasn’t dancing up and moving. Later in his set he was playing a song about drinking too much wine when apparently inspiration moved him brightly, and remembering it was Sunday, he brought out the Bible-inspired tune of “Samson & Delilah.” The two songs were interwoven with each other as the band went from one song into the other at least three times. It was a very fun set.Greensky Bluegrass brought their recipe for jamgrass on the main stage and they didn’t disappoint. The final main stage act, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, closed the Dreaming Creek Stage with style. They played older favorites like “Jacob’s Ladder” and “White-Wheeled Limousine,” as well as newer tunes from their latest album like Valley Road. The group also provided some comic relief as well. During one of his slower ballads, one fan, dubbed the purveyor of the bubbles by Bruce, began making hundreds of bubbles to fill the air, much to everyone’s enjoyment. Hornsby, in the middle of this ballad, took notice and mentioned all the bubbles. He recalled how bubbles was once misspelled as bubles in an old yearbook, and that memory led him to start saying bubles (pronounced boo-bulls) throughout the song. Pronouncing all the hard, bilabial “B” sounds so much, he couldn’t help but throw a couple “Bad to the Bone” teases in there. The crowd soaked it up and laughed hard with each bit. Hornsby and the Noisemakers easily provided one of the most fun sets of the weekend, and it was a great way to wrap up FloydFest.Besides all the phenomenal music just described, FloydFest offered plenty for fans to do. There was a children’s area, plenty of vendors, and a plethora of outdoor activities including but not limited to mountain biking, trail hiking, river tubing, and even disc golf complete with a nine-hole course on site. There was even a tournament on site, and yours truly took tied for third place amongst the amateurs.And it would be remiss to not mention perhaps the most important aspect of FloydFest: the people. The vibe generated by the people was so positive. Everyone you met was extraordinarily nice and kind. All those ideals of the 60s- peace, love, kindness- were all present, and as cliché as it sounds, it embodied all the virtues of hippiedom. It made the weekend very special. The overall vibe of FloydFest will not easily be topped, and anybody who has been would probably agree. I’m already counting down until next year’s FloydFest.Words and photos provided by Ojeda Photography. Check out a full gallery below! Nestled in the heart of Appalachia in the western part of Virginia, FloydFest celebrated their 16th annual music festival this last weekend of July. It was everything that attendees could ask for and much more – great music, good vibes, and beautiful scenery.Technically a five day festival, the real meat of the festival began on Thursday, July 27th. Walking around just to get my bearings straight, I was first drawn to a smaller stage nearby. My ears not deceiving me, a stellar and very pop version of “Scarlet Begonias” was being played by a group comprised of young men. Thirty minutes into the festival and I heard the first Grateful Dead cover. It couldn’t have been more classic. The band was Feel Free, and after getting the entire tent to sing along with the Garcia/Hunter classic, they played some of their own danceable tunes. Feel Free was certainly a pleasant surprise to begin the festival experience.Another smaller band that played on Thursday were the Forlorn Strangers. Unfortunately technical issues dogged the first 45 minutes of the set. The musicians themselves anxiously awaited to play, and finally they realized they didn’t need any electricity, so they brought their instruments to the floor in front of the stage and rocked out traditional folk and bluegrass that made the crowd happy. Their originals were tight, and the cover of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” was a great sing-a-long.On the main stage, Anders Osborne perhaps brought the first truly rock-n-roll edge to the festival. With all the musicians exerting maximum energy, they rocked through songs found on his newest release like “Different Drum,” “Fools Gold,” and “Hurt.” The band seemed to be having so much fun rocking out, but Mother Nature had a different plan. A torrential downfall began near the end of his set, causing him to end it early. The heavy rain, and subsequent thunder and lightning, lasted for nearly two hours bringing the festival to a standstill. Even when it stopped festival organizers were cautious how to continue as radars looked bleak.Nonetheless Thursday headliner Railroad Earth was able to play their headlining slot for the night, and for the fans that stayed out late in the cold, they were rewarded with an awesome set that featured “Potter’s Field” with a huge jam and classics such as “Bird in a House.” It was cool to see Railroad Earth play a full set and not throw in the towel because of the bad conditions, so Thursday ended with a bang from the jamgrassers.Friday followed with big names and up-and-coming groups alike. The Hip Abduction was one of the first acts performing in the day. Their eclectic mix of jam, rock, reggae, and calypso melted into a unique sound that isn’t easy to describe. What is easy is to say how awesome they were. Besides having nice melodies and songs that were easy to get into, they could all go into a percussion jam (all musicians participated) or could bust out a kora (Google it) to add to their sound. It was a great set from a band that may not be on your radar but should be.Texan Shakey Graves made sure to portray his Texas roots, displaying the flag and making multiple comments bout his native state amidst his fantastic storytelling. Shakey was fun and really reminded fans that music and storytelling go together. Rich Robinson played a set that was fairly standard but enjoyable. Then the main acts began for the big-name portion of the night.The Wood Brothers soothed the crowd with their acoustic tunes. The highlight of the night was indubitably Nahko & Medicine for the People, if judging by the size of the crowd. As far as the eye could see, the field was filled with people. There were lots of teenage girls present as was notable in the cries and shrieks that would be reminiscent of a Jonas Brothers concert. Nahko was certainly a lot more pop than I imagined, but that is not a bad thing. His music was good and his message was even better. He did a great job of expanding the good vibes of the festival. Leftover Salmon ended the night with a great set. It wouldn’t be the last we would see of them.The big day for festivals is always Saturday, and Floydfest is no different. Attendees were settled in, the biggest headliners were slated to play, and the rain from Thursday was a thing of the past. Keller Williams got things going with his guitar-driven music, filled with loops and effects and all sorts of things Keller. The most energetic of all sets was performed by Femi Kuti and the Positive Force. His 54 years of life experience were betrayed by his singing, playing, and most exceptional youthful exuberance onstage. True to his father’s legacy and to his own musical career, Femi made sure to preach a positive message of Africa, humanity, and the way in which one should live.Warren Haynes followed on the main stage, bringing along his Ashes & Dust Band. The group went through a plethora of songs from a number of sources. They opened with great version of “Spots of Time,” a tune from their album. “Patchwork Quilt,” Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower, “and Allman Brothers’ “Blue Sky” (with “China Cat Sunflower” teases) and “Jessica” all appeared in the setlist. It was a great set from one of the biggest names in the jam scene. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Audra McDonald Tackles More Yahoo! Answers with Jimmy Fallon

first_img Related Shows Shuffle Along Audra McDonald Show Closed This production ended its run on July 24, 2016center_img Audra McDonald is far more than a history-making, six-time Tony winner just an O away from an EGOT. She’s a humanitarian. She’s the keeper of the keys at Eggfartopia. Above all that, she’s a wealth of knowledge for all of life’s important questions, such as “Is the video game character Mario based on a real person?” The star of the upcoming Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed stopped by The Tonight Show to answer some more questions from Yahoo! with Jimmy Fallon, lounge singer-style. Sit back and let Mama Broadway tell you how it is. Later on, McDonald tells a backstage anecdote about dogs, Betty Buckley and diarrhea. Doesn’t everyone have a story like that? View Commentslast_img read more

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Safer Peaches.

first_imgBobby Lane’s financial lifeline hangs on his reputation, which moves along with each of the 1.6 billion peaches he sells. “We’ve had chain stores come in and do pesticide reports on our peaches,” Lane says.Each time, his fruit gets peachy test results. Pesticide residues are often found to be 500 to 1,000 times lower than Environmental Protection Agency allows. And EPA’s allowable levels are already far below anything that might pose a health risk to humans. Sophisticated scientific tests sometimes can’t detect any pesticide on Lane’s peaches.For two years, agricultural scientists and peach growers have tried to produce a pesticide-free peach for consumers. And they’ve come close.”We could make an adjustment here or there and improve it even more,” said Kathy Taylor, an Extension Service horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Chemicals Long Gone at PurchaseGrowers still need pesticides to control insects and diseases in the fields. But they remove lingering chemicals long before you buy the peaches.The scientists found that the peach fuzz holds a minute amount of pesticide residue. So if packers use a machine that takes the fuzz off, it removes 65 percent of that tiny amount.Give peaches a 45-minute bath in chlorinated water, and the scientists found that the minuscule residue that remains is reduced by another 35 percent.The peach industry is already more than complying with government standards. So why make further changes?A Fairly Fickle Group”The EPA can be a fairly fickle group,” Taylor said. “We want to make certain we’re ahead of the curve, that we’ve lowered it as much as possible, so when they decide it needs to be even lower, we’re ready.”Even though fresh Georgia peaches look the same as they always have, they don’t have nearly the amount of pesticides along for the ride. That helps keep Bobby Lane and other Georgia peach growers in business.The scientists haven’t finished their research. They plan to wash the fuzz-removing equipment with a detergent to cut the very little pesticide residue that might slip by. They want to make Georgia’s sweet, nutritious peaches even safer.If you want to eat a peach right off the tree or one bought at a roadside stand, Taylor recommends washing it before you eat it. If you’re really concerned and want to make sure it’s perfectly safe, simply scrub off the fuzz with a soft brush.last_img read more

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Nashville’s Dharma Bum

first_imgTranscendental Troubadour: Rayland Baxter is a master of the mountain metaphor.Rayland Baxter grew up as a self-declared “little country boy,” running around the rolling green hills of Tennessee an hour outside of Nashville. At first, music was just in his periphery. His father, multi-instrumentalist Bucky Baxter, is a well-reputed sideman, who toured for years with Bob Dylan and has recorded with Steve Earle, R.E.M., and Ryan Adams. As a kid, Rayland was too busy playing sports to notice, but then in college he was bitten by the songwriting bug.In late August, what he calls a gradual organic process toward building a catalog of songs yielded a debut album, Feathers and Fishhooks, released on ATO Records.“It’s about the natural progress of how these songs came together,” Baxter says. “The album is my tackle box, and I have songs for different types of feelings—murky water or clear water.”Indeed, Baxter seems to equate all of his emotions with the natural world around him. In the sparsely finger-picked, front porch style ballad “Olivia” he laments a dysfunctional relationship but still finds love in unexpected places, singing, “I can taste it when the wind blows in, and I can see it hiding on the mountainside.”Baxter’s favorite part of being a traveling troubadour is the opportunity to wander the woods by day and play on stage at night. During a recent phone conversation, he relays that he just finished a run of shows in beach towns with ex-pro surfer turned singer-songwriter Donavan Frankenreiter. It’s both soul-quenching satisfaction and occupational research.“That’s my life outside of playing music,” he says. “When I’m not on stage, I’m usually hiking or jumping into rivers. That’s where I get most of my inspiration. The changing of seasons is like a changing of emotions and a bad relationship looks like muddy water. These are basic analogies, but that’s where I see it all.”While his lyrics are laced in Kerouac-inspired wanderlust, Baxter’s sound blends dusty roots rock and hook-driven melodies. You hear the free-range barefoot folk of Jack Johnson’s Brushfire crew as well as the twang of Music City influence. He sites old legends like Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilson, and Townes Van Zandt as his indirect teachers, but he’s also just as likely to be listening to the Shins. It’s why he’s meshed well with a range of different artists from Frankenreiter to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, whom he’ll be supporting during big shows this month at the Tabernacle in Atlanta and the Orange Peel in Asheville.“Good lyrics and good melodies are what I get off on,” Baxter says. “When people hear my songs, I hope they sound familiar and fresh—like something good they haven’t heard in a while.”Yep Roc Turns 15Yep Roc Records, the venerable independent label based in the old mill town of Haw River, N.C., will celebrate 15 years this month with a three-night music showcase at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. The label has international reach and a well-respected cult status for boldly releasing the work of a variety of artists from different genres. From the rockabilly of the Rev. Horton Heat to the folk rock of Nick Lowe to the experimental pop of the Minus 5, the label has built an impressive catalog of successful eclectic musicians. Over three days, the show in Carrboro will feature performances by label members past and present, including Lowe, Robyn Hitchcock, Fountains of Wayne, Josh Rouse, John Doe, the Sadies, Chuck Prophet, Liam Finn, Los Straitjackets, Dave Alvin, and Chatham County Line.primusmoogfest returns to AshevilleA stacked lineup of electronica and experimental rock acts will invade Asheville once again for the annual Moogfest. Cutting back to two days this year (October 26-27), the event will still feature over 30 bands performing at the indoor festival that utilizes five of the city’s biggest venues, including the U.S. Cellular Center Arena, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and the Orange Peel. Headliners on the bill include Primus (performing a special show in 3D), Orbital, Mike Snow, Santigold, Explosions in the Sky, and the Magnetic Fields. The event honors late sonic innovator Bob Moog, who developed a range of experimental instruments and called Asheville home for 30 years. moogfest.comlast_img read more

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Roslyn Heights Crash Leaves Man Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 98-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed when a dump truck crashed into his vehicle in Roslyn Heights early Tuesday morning.Nassau County police said Frank Winfrey of Philadelphia was driving a Chevrolet southbound on Roslyn Road when his vehicle collided with a westbound Mack truck at the corner of Powerhouse Road at 5:40 a.m.The truck then struck a utility pole, knocking it to the ground and causing power outages in the area.Winfrey was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead a half hour later.The 39-year-old man driving the truck and a 43-year-old man riding with him were treated for minor injuries.Homicide Squad detectives impounded both vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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Is mobile-first, desktop-first, or element-first best for credit union web design?

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For the past few years, the debate on the Internet has raged on. Which is superior: “mobile-first” design or “desktop-first” design. In the last few years, “element-first” design has also stepped forth as a contender. At first it seems like a clear-cut issue: which option will bring the best overall results? But the reality is far more nuanced. In this post, we’ll discuss the differences between the three approaches, and then dive into what we believe is the true solution for credit union web design.Desktop-First DesignWhat is desktop-first design?Desktop-first is the way all credit union websites were designed in the primitive era—the era when smartphones and tablets didn’t exist. Gasp! When mobile devices finally rolled onto the scene, the typical approach was to design a desktop version of a website, then reduce its elements and content when being rendered for mobile. This process is best known as graceful degradation: starting with all the bells and whistles, and then getting rid of some of them as you make concessions for different devices and browsers.Advantages:A potential advantage of desktop-first design is the brainstorming phase. If you don’t feel limited in your approach from the start, then you may be more creative. You might find a new way of looking at your site or customer base that you could have missed during mobile-only. continue reading »last_img read more

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