May 8

Prep Sports Schedule: 3/30

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May 7

US to account for three quarters of new LNG liquefaction capacity by 2023

first_imgThe US has been quick to adopt LNG as an alternative to coal and oil in electricity generation — and will to continue to expand its liquefaction facilities The US will boost its capacity for liquefying natural gas over the next five years The US is expected to contribute to almost three quarters of new-build liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction capacity growth worldwide by 2023.According to research by business intelligence firm GlobalData, both planned and announced liquefaction capacity projects by firms operating in the country will far outpace that in other regions over the five year period, accounting for 73% of new global capacity.The process of liquefying natural gas makes storage and transport of the fuel – an increasingly popular substitute for coal in power generation – both easier and safer.GlobalData oil and gas analyst Adithya Rekha, said: “The US is expected to add capacity of 156.9 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) from 17 new-build LNG liquefaction terminals by 2023.“Of these, the Rio Grande terminal will have the highest capacity of 17.6 mtpa. The terminal is expected to start operations in 2023.” The US has been quick to adopt LNG liquefaction techniquesThe US has been a leading adopter of LNG resources, due largely to historically low natural gas prices resulting from advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, which have incentivised electricity generators to switch from coal to gas.It is also a big exporter of the fuel, with South Korea, Mexico and Japan the top destinations for the 156.7 billion cubic feet (bcf) of LNG sold abroad in July 2019.LNG is also often used to supplement more intermittent renewable power sources such as wind and solar, due to its comparatively low cost, lower CO2 emissions and the ease with which it can be brought on and offline when required.While the US will dominate new LNG liquefaction capacity in the years to come, Russia will also continue to build out its capacity, with an expected 18.7 mtpa by 2023.The Arctic-2 and Baltic projects are the biggest ongoing ventures in Russia, and are expected to receive capacity additions of 6.6 mtpa and 6.5 mtpa respectively over the period.The Bear Head LNG liquefaction terminal in Canada is expected to propel the North American country to third spot in terms of global new-build LNG liquefaction capacity additions by 2023, which are anticipated to grow by 14.6 mtpa by the end of the five-year period.last_img read more

May 3

Postdoctoral Associate CY

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Chemistry department at Virginia Tech invites applicants toapply for a Postdoctoral Associate position with ProfessorGuoliang Liu ’s group(https://sites.google.com/view/vtliugroup) in the Department ofChemistry.This position’s research will focus on electrochemical catalysisusing nanomaterials. The research efforts include the developmentof nanomaterials for electrochemical catalysis and thecharacterization of their catalytic performance. The incumbent willbe expected to perform under limited supervision and toindependently establish appropriate research plans that willaddress the objectives of the group and its research programs.Research results are to be interpreted and presented by oral andwritten means, both within the group and externally. Expertisepossessed or developed by the incumbent is to be shared with othergroup members as serves the various projects. Collaborations toutilize and/or learn needed expertise from other researchers shouldbe productively pursued.Required Qualifications- Recent doctoral degree in chemistry, chemical engineering,materials science, or a related field with strong electrochemicalcatalysis background; completed by the time of appointment.- Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as wellas with a research group.- Strong communication skills.- Strong technical writing and oral English skillsPreferred Qualifications- Research experience in more than one of the following: polymersynthesis and processing, carbon nanomaterials, and electrochemicalcatalysis- Skilled in the use of GC-MS, SEM, TEM, EIS, Raman, XRD, andXPS.- Evidence of good project management ability.- Evidence of skill in developing publications based onresearch.- Ability to work under limited supervision.- Evidence of creativity, independence and high motivation.- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith all levels of personnel in the organization.Review DateOctober 25, 2019Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechVirginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice thePrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our on-goingefforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a communitythat nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. VirginiaTech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join ourcommunity in preparing leaders for the world.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodationplease contact the hiring department.Advertised: October 11, 2019Applications close:last_img read more

May 3

Christ’s language resurrected at Oxford

first_imgThe ancient language of Christ is undergoing a rebirth as Aramaic classes offered by Oxford University attract record numbers this month.The language, regarded by experts as endangered, has gained attendance figures which may not have been seen since Jesus was speaking the language some 2,000 years ago.Drawing students from as far as Liverpool and London, there are now 56 learning Aramaic at the university, more than the numbers studying Greek. The free lunchtime classes are taught by David Taylor, Fellow of Wolfson College, who is described by colleagues to “live and breathe Aramaic.” Dr John Ma, an Oxford University classicist and participant in the classes, was “thrilled” by the turnout and hopes to expand the project. “We’re attempting to sew something new and create a wide community of speakers that will help us to better to understand the ‘granddaddy’ of classical languages and its significance in the ancient world.”Having taken the lessons himself, Ma said he is now beginning to dream in Aramaic. They are very dull dreams, he admits, “mostly verb paradigms, and once saying to someone, ‘Mindeam la avdeth anah’ … I didn’t do anything.”But pronunciation of the language is not easy to get to grips with. Quoting a fellow student on mastering a particular vowel sound, Ma said, “[it sounded like] a guttural throat sound not unlike incipient vomiting.” However, after two lessons Ma said he could read in the original the words spoken by Christ on the cross: “My God, my God why did you forsake me.” After eight, he realised to his surprise that he could understand the Aramaic dialogue in Mel Gibson’s 2004 film The Passion of the Christ.“It was very satisfying, it’s not always like that when you learn a new language,” he said.Although dialects of Aramaic are still spoken in the Middle East, David Taylor, teacher of the new Oxford course, believes the war in Iraq has helped push the language to the verge of extinction.The new course comes at a time when the Classics department at Oxford faces a “climate of uncertainty” due to recent government proposals for cuts to the university budget for humanities. Commenting on the situation, Ma said, “This unique course is leading the field in Aramaic research. It’s stupid that the government thinks it’s OK to cut world class projects like this.”last_img read more

April 20

November sales rise 27.3% at Aldi

first_imgAldi has accumulated £160.8m more sales during November in comparison to last year, experts from Kantar Worldpanel have revealed.The latest grocery share figures, published today, for the 12 weeks to 25 November, revealed the discount supermarket business saw a 27.3% rise in sales year-on-year (YOY) and increased its market share by 0.5% to 3%.Other discount food retailers that performed well during the month included Iceland and Lidl, both of which saw a YOY sales growth of 9.2% and 11% respectively.Waitrose also experienced a 7.5% rise in sales YOY and increased its market share to 4.5%.Edward Garner, director at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “The strong performances from Waitrose, Iceland, Aldi and Lidl continue to be a key feature of the grocery market. In particular, the advance of Aldi continues unabated and its 27.3% growth is being built on a solid foundation, with 10% more shoppers than a year ago and 17% growth in the value of each shopping basket.“Sainsbury’s is once again the top performer of the big four and has beaten the market with YOY growth of 4.7%. While the other big three retailers all experience share losses, it has managed to lift its share from 16.7% last year to 16.9% now.”He added that Morrisons’ absence from the online grocery channel had held it back, as the company experienced a 1.1% sales decline bringing its share down from 12.3% a year ago to 11.7% now.Both Tesco and Asda saw a 0.3% and 0.1% drop in market share in November in comparison to 2011.For the same 12-week period, grocery inflation stood at 3.5%, a 0.5% increase on the last period and the recent low of 2.6% for September, which Kantar Worldpanel said was largely driven by increases in fresh foods and alcohol.last_img read more

March 2

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Lays All-Time Great 2nd Set On Brooklyn Bowl For Night 3 [Photos/Videos]

first_imgLast night, “more-than-just-a” cover band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continued their two-weekend, six show run on their “home floor,” Brooklyn Bowl. The band made a powerful statement as they brought their 2017 “Fall Ball” to its midpoint, sending their rabid New York fans back to regular life fully satiated for a few days, while still leaving room to one-up themselves when they do it all again next weekend.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Debuts Bob Dylan Cover At Night 2 Of NYC Run [Video]After easing into the show’s first set with a blues-y jam, the band dove into “I Need A Miracle,” followed smoothly by “New Speedway Boogie.” The music never stopped for the rest of the set, as Russo and company welcomed frequent saxophone stand-in Stuart Bogie for “Playing In The Band,” “Eyes of the  World” (featuring a particularly memorable Marco Benevento solo), and a tease-filled “Dancing In The Streets.” From there, JRAD launched into a grade-A “Brown Eyed Woman” featuring full-band “Eyes” and “Throwin’ Stones” teases before landing in a heart-felt “Stella Blue” jam to close the first frame.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Pays Tribute To Tom Petty In NYC [Video]Bogie came out with the rest of the band to start set two, and would wind up sticking around for the rest of the show. The incredible extended second set saw the band go “far out” on just 4 songs (or three plus a “jam,” depending on how you scored it). The began with an “Uncle John’s Band” that saw Bogie layer in lines on the tenor sax, flute, and clarinet. The tune was preceded by a “Some Like It Hot” (The Power Station) Tease/Jam (which was continually referenced throughout the set) as well as a “Duo Jam” centered around Benevento/Russo Duo favorite  “Becky.”Full Audio: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Plays “Becky”, Welcomes Alecia Chakour At The CapEventually, Russo steered the extended set opener into “The Other One,” another extended outing that touched on tunes by The Doors, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. The jam that came out of “The Other One” eventually shifted gears into an instrumental jam “Cryptical Envelopment,” marking the first time the band played the song as an instrumental. Finally, the band kicked into the “Terrapin Station Suite,” a complex and powerful exclamation point on an unforgettable set. A celebratory “Samson & Delilah” encore officially put the third of six Fall ’17 JRAD Brooklyn Bowl shows in the books.JRAD at Brooklyn Bowl is its own unique kind of beast. After all, the band was born at the Williamsburg concert venue/bowling alley/fried chicken joint, playing their first show as a one-off Dead tribute in 2013. The fan reaction was ecstatic, and things have grown immensely from there, as the band has become a nationally touring act playing high-profile festival dates and headlining at large venues nationwide including Red Rocks and, due to weather during their first Red Rocks attempt, their first arena show at 1st Bank Center in Colorado. Understandably, demand is off the charts whenever Russo, Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, and Dave Dreiwitz announce a set of shows at Brooklyn Bowl, where they continue to consistently play extended runs.Despite the fact that the price is essentially twice as high as most other shows at the venue, the shows typically sell out within a matter of seconds. The band could easily fill much larger venues in the city, but with the intimate relationship the band has forged with Brooklyn Bowl and the unlimited devotion of their hometown fans, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at the Bowl will surely remain a “thing” long past the point when that particular cocoon should have been outgrown–And we’re totally cool with that. Scoring tickets might get harder and harder, but once you get inside, it all makes sense. There’s truly nothing quite like a JRAD show at Brooklyn Bowl.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead continues their 6-night “Fall Ball” run with three more sold-out shows at Brooklyn Bowl this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The shows will be webcasted via nugs.tv. For more information on the shows and the streams, head to the band’s website.Watch pro-shot video of each set opener from last night’s JRAD show at Brooklyn Bowl below via Nugs.tv:Jam > “I Need A Miracle”“Uncle John’s Band”Below, check out a gallery of beautiful photos from the performance via photographer Andrew Blackstein.SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/7/17 Set One (9:34PM – 11:03PM)Jam ->I Need A Miracle ->New Speedway Boogie ->Playing In The Band @ >Eyes Of The World @ % ->Dancing In The Streets @ ^ ->Brown Eyed Women & ->Stella Blue JamSet Two (11:36PM – 1:01AM)Uncle John’s Band @#$ +The Other One @ ++ >Cryptical Envelopment Jam @@ >Terrapin Station Suite @#$ ##Encore:Samson & Delilah @ *Notes:@ – With Stuart Bogie on Tenor Sax# – With Stuart Bogie on Flute$ – With Stuart Bogie on Clarinet% – With a Marco Solo that evolved into a Marco/Tommy Duet, a DD Bass Solo & the circa 1973 ending in 7, not played since (I think) 2013-01-26 at Brooklyn Bowl, a gap of 122 shows.^ – With “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley), “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Teases (MB) and an “Inspector Gadget” Theme (Shuki Levy and Haïm Saban) Tease (Band)& – With Throwing Stones and Eyes of the World Jams / Teases (Band)+ – Proceeded by a “Some Like It Hot” (The Power Station) Tease / Jam. That tune was continually referenced throughout the set. Also included a Duo Jam, and a “Becky” (Benevento Russo Duo) Jam++ – With a “Roadhouse Blues” (The Doors) Jam, A “How Many More Times” (Led Zeppelin) Jam, a “Money” (Pink Floyd) [email protected]@ – First Time Played by Almost Dead as an Instrumental, with a St. Stephen Tease (SM) and an Uncle John’s Band Tease (DD)## – With a The Wheel Jam, a Swingtown Jam (led by MB) & a “Some Like It Hot” (Power Station) Tease* – With a “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (Julia Ward Howe) Tease (Stuart Bogie)[Cover photo – Andrew Blackstein]Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/7/17 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Load remaining imageslast_img read more

March 1

Birth of an actor

first_imgAt Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Harvard graduate Tommy Lee Jones ’69 is in the running as best supporting actor for his role as firebrand abolitionist Senator Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg’s epic “Lincoln.” A veteran of more than 50 films and 1993’s winner of the same award, the longtime Texan was last year’s recipient of the Harvard Arts Medal. During this interview conducted while on campus, Jones discusses his first glimpse of the foreign turf of New England, and a hard choice he had to make on arriving: Should he focus on football or acting?last_img read more

February 27

Demystifying the Relationship Between On-Premises Storage and Public Cloud

first_imgTransitioning to cloud is often depicted as a transition toward simplicity. We are inundated with promises of extreme flexibility, unlimited scale, incremental agility, the ability to leverage a wide range of next-gen applications, and “pay by the drip” consumption. However, many organizations transitioning data and workloads to the cloud are coming to terms with the unpleasant reality of access and egress fees, data gravity, latency, vendor lock-in, and even compliance and control issues. In a recent survey conducted by ESG, 55 percent of storage decision-makers reported moving at least one workload back from public cloud to an on-premises data center. While it has become clear that cloud might not be as simple as it seems, it still does provide significant value – and simplicity – when utilized to support certain workloads.Another factor to consider when developing a cloud strategy is the proliferation of DevOps and containers. Container-based workloads are growing in popularity, with 21 percent of organizations surveyed by ESG stating that one of their most significant investment areas is increasing infrastructure capacity to support application development, and 17 percent identifying increasing use of containers as a significant application development investment.We’ve established that cloud is not a one-size-fits-all destination, it’s actually an operating model that requires a thoughtful approach to balancing workload requirements across on-premises and cloud. Rarely is one single public cloud provider going to satisfy all the requirements of current workloads, let alone the workloads of the future. Workload diversity is only going to expand, making hybrid cloud the new reality. Our customers tell us they are looking for a single cloud experience that includes a simplified view of resources and a consistent experience. Sounds great, but how do you make this happen with so much variation and complexity across data and workloads? And where does Dell EMC Storage fit in?Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs enable you to build hybrid cloud environments using Dell EMC storage, compute and networking that has been validated with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). This is essentially a customized approach to building your unique Dell Technologies Cloud by selecting the infrastructure components that align with your requirements, providing a single-pane management view and enabling you to deliver cloud capabilities across a wide range of workloads.This approach also allows you to meet the varied demands of these workloads – including greater performance, capacity and application flexibility – by scaling storage independently from compute. Additionally, you have the option to utilize unique enterprise data services such as inline data reduction capabilities, synchronous replication and more. Dell EMC storage options include PowerMax – ideal for mission critical workloads and massive consolidation to lower TCO, and Unity XT – simple, unified, flexible, all-inclusive midrange storage.If you are looking for an alternative to building a comprehensive Dell Technologies Cloud solution in your data center, Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services provides the flexibility to directly connect Dell EMC storage consumed as a service to the public cloud provider of choice – including AWS, VMware Cloud on AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.Cloud Storage Services[1] uses a high-speed, low latency connection while keeping data independent of the cloud. This allows you to leverage compute and services from multiple clouds simultaneously or switch between them based on application needs without having to move data, keeping you in control and eliminating cloud vendor lock-in. The service utilizes native array-based replication to move data to the cloud with the ability to connect a single storage volume to multiple clouds and switch between them as needed. Cloud Storage Services also provide the option to use cloud as a low-cost disaster recovery option where you don’t need to set up and manage secondary site. Similar to Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs, this service is available for Dell EMC PowerMax and Unity XT. For large file-based workloads, Dell EMC Isilon is also an option.Are you ready to learn more about Dell Technologies Validated Designs and Cloud Storage Services? Don’t take my word for it, get the perspective of the analyst community in the new report from ESG: Simplify your Cloud Journey with Dell EMC Storage.[1] Cloud Storage Services currently available in the United States, United Kingdom and Germanylast_img read more

January 26

Notre Dame cancels Washington program after housing closes

first_imgThe University announced Tuesday it is asking students in the Notre Dame Washington Program in D.C. to return to their homes.The decision comes after the University of California decided to close its Washington Center, where Notre Dame students live during their time in the capital.There are 21 reported cases of the coronavirus in the D.C. region, according to The Washington Post.So far, Notre Dame has also recalled all students from its abroad programs in Italy, China and the Jerusalem Global Gateway. Three students studying at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, were also brought home.All University updates regarding coronavirus can be found at https://coronavirus.nd.edu/.Tags: coronavirus, Washington Programlast_img read more

January 17

Attracting Ants.

first_imgWhen planning your next picnic, make sure you leave the tunaat home. University of Georgia entomologists have found severalant species prefer tuna over other foods they tested.”We did this study to find out what food products nativeants like best,” said Mark Brinkman, a research scientistwith the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Unlike picnickers, entomologists want to attract ants. “We want to find out how many species of ants are present in Georgia,” Brinkman said. “Using food baits to collect ants is the first step in this project.”Tuna and Honey: The Top ChoicesFor the study, Brinkman narrowed down the ant menu to tunain oil, uncooked eggs, honey and peanut oil. “Peanut oilis a fat, honey is a sugar, egg is a protein and tuna is a protein in oil,” he said. “I chose these foods to representseveral food groups.”Brinkman said he decided to test eggs as a food bait becauseof his observations in nature. “I have often seen them eating bird eggs that have fallen out of nests,” he said.After testing the food baits last summer, Brinkman found tunain oil to be the top choice of ants in Georgia. Of the more than5,000 ants collected during the study, 4,594 were caught usingthe tuna bait. Honey was the second favorite food bait attractingsome 355 ants and egg was the third choice attracting some 294ants. Only 50 ants were caught in the peanut oil baits.”The majority of the ants collected with tuna baits werefire ants,” Brinkman said. “It’s not that other speciesdon’t like tuna, too. Once fire ants show up, they monopolizea food bait.”There’s More Than One Way to Catch AntsBrinkman’s study helps UGA entomologists lighten their loadwhen collecting ant species for research. “Now instead oftaking all these different food baits along, we take the tunabaits,” he said.Food baits, like the tuna one used by UGA researchers, mayprove to be very effective tools for attracting ants, but UGAentomologists can’t rely on it alone. “We attracted 13 species of ants with the food baits and there may be a couple of hundred species in Georgia,” Brinkman said.To collect as many species as possible, UGA entomologists alsouse pitfall traps to collect ants. “Basically, you drilla hole in ground, insert a vial and the ants fall in,” Brinkman said.Researchers actively search for ants in nature, too, and collect them in leaf litter samples. “We collect leaf litter, putit in the top of a large funnel and heat it up,” he said.”The ants fall down into a collecting station.”last_img read more