The antiparallel merging hypothesis states that reconnection takes place on the dayside magnetopause where the solar and geomagnetic fields are oppositely directed. With this criterion, we have mapped the predicted merging regions to the ionosphere using the Tsyganenko 96 magnetic field model, distinguishing between regions of sub-Alfvénic and super-Alfvénic magnetosheath flow, and identifying the day-night terminator. We present the resulting shape, width and latitude of the ionospheric dayside merging regions in both hemispheres, showing their dependence on the Earth’s dipole tilt. The resulting seasonal variation of the longitudinal width is consistent with the conjugate electric fields in the northern and southern cusps, as measured by the SuperDARN HF radars, for example. We also find a seasonal shift in latitude similar to that observed in satellite cusp data.
The bathyal West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) shelf experiences intense seasonal variability in primary production, with summer phytoplankton blooms yielding intense pulse of phytodetritus to shelf sediments. Echinoderms form a conspicuous proportion of the deposit-feeding megabenthos on the shelf and of these Amphipneustes lorioli was the most abundant irregular echinoid. To explore the reproductive response of A. lorioli to this seasonal production cycle, A. Lorioli was sampled at one location on the WAP shelf during four separate cruises between March 2000 and March 2001. Reproductive patterns were determined by histological analyses of gonad tissue, and elemental (CHN) analyses were used to estimate the nutritional and energetic status of the body tissues. Histological analysis of the brooding echinoid A. lorioli suggested a quasi-continuous gametogenic pattern in both the ovaries and the testes. Biochemical analysis of the gonads and the gut tissues were consistent with a continuous gametogenic cycle, showing no significant changes in the biochemical composition of the tissues among seasons. Size-frequency distributions of the embryo and juvenile echinoids within the adults’ brood pouches revealed a synchronous recruitment of embryos and juveniles in specific cohorts between different adult specimens. Whilst this occurrence of different cohorts of the developing brood may be an adaptation to limited brood space, there may also be an external factor influencing the synchrony between adult individuals. Nonetheless, a continuous gametogenic cycle and the lack of seasonal variation in the biochemical composition of gonad and gut tissues suggest that this deposit-feeding irregular urchin is exploiting a persistent sediment food bank in WAP shelf sediments throughout much of the year.
Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks share price drops as former sales director joins high street rival previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks share price drops as former sales director joins high street rivalThe hybrid agency’s stock hit 98p a share yesterday as the brain drain of senior figures from its business continues apace.Nigel Lewis5th December 201904,101 Views Purplebricks share price hit a five-month low yesterday dipping by nearly 13% overall during the day, finishing at £1 a share but dipping to 98p at one point.Its stock has been rolling downhill over the past 20 months since it reached a peak of £3.80p in May last year.The stock’s most recent twitch downwards coincided with an announcement on LinkedIn that the Spicer Haart group had persuaded one of its former executives, Paul Vickerstaff, to join as a divisional Managing Director.Vickerstaff (above, middle) was Purplebricks’ UK Sales Director for four years before being tasked with helping to run its loss-making German counterpart Homeday which it took a 25% stake in a year ago for £11 million. After a brief period at the German firm Vickerstaff left Homeday left and now been snapped up by Spicerhaart.“I had grown Purplebricks nationally, then helped the team in Germany with the Homeday investment. Michael and Kenny Bruce, who I’d worked closely with for many years, had moved on and I was looking for a new challenge,” he says.“I’m very excited to be joining Spicerhaart to look at new opportunities in this ever-changing estate agency space.”Vickerstaff has been brought in to head up one of Spicerhaart’s divisional chapters including a ‘partnership’ programme which, the company hopes, will utilise Vickerstaff’experience at Purplebricks to ‘cover every postcode in the UK’ not served by one of its high street brands.“We are delighted with our ‘new signing’,” says Spicer Haart CEO Paul Smith (above, right). “It’s unusual to get such a high calibre individual in today’s market. His knowledge and enthusiasm for agency and the future our industry is taking is admirable. Paul will help us grow our business to cover every postcode in England and Wales.”Spicerhaart has been working hard to fill senior positions in recent months including, as we reported several weeks ago, promoting Anthony Lark to Group Managing Director and Steve Williams to head of its Chapter division.Vickerstaff’s departure from Purplebricks is also part of a wider brain drain of ‘originals’ from the hybrid agency, many of whom don’t like the corporate direction it is travelling in.Recently these have included its Lettings Operations Director Howard Russell and recruitment boss Stephanie Walker.Paul Vickerstaff Purplebricks Paul Smith spicerhaart December 5, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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
Judging for the 2017 Night in Venice house and condo decorating contests will start 15 minutes earlier than scheduled, due to the forecast. The judging had been scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. but now will begin at 5:15 p.m. Event organizers ask that all boat captains report promptly to the staging grounds near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge and be prepared to begin the parade on time or slightly early.
Crantock’s Bakery has donated more than 1,800 pasties and turnovers to a charity in Cornwall after missing a delivery to one of its food retailers.The Newquay-based bakery, which has been making Cornish pasties, pork pies and sausage rolls since 1981, dispatched the large order of savoury baked goods to Camborne foodbank, which supports around 30 local families. The order was originally intended for one of Crantock’s retail customers but was delivered too late to be used.Catherine Webster, marketing manager at Crantock’s Bakery, said: “The foodbank was delighted to receive the products and I am sure that Crantock’s will continue to support this charity, along with many others in the future. They were able to take and store the fairly high volume of frozen baked pasties and turnovers in one go.”The donation made by Crantock’s Bakery included traditional Cornish pasties, cheese & onion pasties, full English breakfast pasties and bacon & cheese turnovers.Webster added: “We do support a lot of local charities and schools by donating products, which in turn allows them to help raise tens of thousands of pounds a year for their causes. Doing so generates a lot of goodwill, both within the local community and with the staff here at the bakery. Sometimes it might just be a box of pasties or sausage rolls, but on other occasions it has been a couple of hundred products.”Crantock’s Bakery, which employs more than 150 members of staff, supplies its baked products to some of the UK’s leading retailers, caterers, transport companies and village shops.
Doughnut retailer Krispy Kreme is to open a restaurant and production hub in Peterborough.Work began last week on the 40-cover restaurant, which is expected to open this summer. The store will be one of 11 in the UK.The facilities will include a ‘drive-thru’ lane and a Hotlight store. Hotlight stores supply fresh doughnuts to all Krispy Kreme in-store cabinets within a one-hour radius of their location, and also allow consumers to watch the doughnuts being made.Nigel Jones, development director for Krispy Kreme, said: “We’re delighted to have let this unit to such a well-known and well-loved global firm.”Judith Denby, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme, said: “Our Hotlight stores provide the ultimate way for doughnut lovers to experience the joy and excitement of Krispy Kreme, and we can’t wait to open the doors in Peterborough later this summer.”She added: “It will allow customers to see and smell the magic at work in its unique doughnut theatre – a true sensory experience.”
A week-long celebration of cake is set to run from 31 August to 6 September. Developed by London-based firm Nudge PR, the week is designed to help UK bakeries, bakers, ingredients and equipment companies promote cake.Cake-related activities will be held by Lily Vanilli Bakery, Bake Off winner Edd Kimber, chocolatier Paul a Young, cake designer Rosalind Miller, and recently launched cake firm Black Box Cakes.Consumers and bakers can also take part in events such as live bake-a-longs, new launches, promotions and masterclasses.The week is sponsored by: Carr’s Flour; Guittard Chocolate; the consumer arm of the Nabim association, Fab Flour; and The Easy Peasy Baking Campaign, Fab Flour’s consumer campaign to inspire the UK’s non-bakers to bake.Consumers will be encouraged to support local bakeries, bake at home and eat more cake.Nudge PR launched Chocolate Week over 10 years ago, hosting chocolate-related events around the UK at hotels, restaurants and chocolate shops.
Two Harvard Law School students, Alexander Chen ’15 and Bianca Tylek ’16, were selected from a field of more than 1,200 applicants to receive the Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowship. Thirty scholars, all of whom are immigrants or children of immigrants, will receive $90,000 grants each to pursue graduate studies at U.S. universities.Chen, who was born in Colorado, is the son of Chinese immigrants. He holds a B.A. in English literature from Oxford University and an M.A. from Columbia University. He hopes to focus his legal career in civil rights advocacy, combining litigation, policy work, and academic research to advance civil rights for trans people.Chen interned with the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project cases during the summer of 2013, and he will be working at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and at the National Center for Transgender Equality this summer.The child of a Polish father and Ecuadorian mother, Tylek was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey, raised by non-English speaking relatives. After graduating from Columbia University, she pursued a career in investment banking. She later worked in growth strategy for Teach for America, and developed College Pathways, an innovative program that prepares inmates at Rikers Island for college-level education.She is a member of Harvard Defenders, the Prison Legal Assistance Project, and the Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review. She hopes to pursue a career focused on reducing prisoner recidivism. Read Full Story
The Today Show kicked off its revamped Sunday show on April 17, and the schedule was wide enough to include a visit to the hottest ticket on Broadway. Willie Geist sat down with Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., who takes on the role of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster musical. The star showed Geist the backstage halls and wings, including his hidden spot on stage where he can spy on the audience (so be on your best behavior when you’re in the room where it happens). Odom calls the whole experience “exciting, wonderful, trying” and “challenging,” but he also has is eyes on the future: “Now what I’m looking forward to is the opportunity to take a step back and learn.” Until he takes that step (he’s currently scheduled to leave this summer), catch him at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Star Files Hamilton Willie Geist & Leslie Odom Jr. View Comments from $149.00 Related Shows Leslie Odom Jr.
28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We all know someone who has a strong, influential impact on everyone they meet – someone who inspires us to be better and to think bigger.It’s easy to assume such individuals are gifted with the confidence and means to exude influence, but there are unique habits that influential people practice to keep their focus on pursuing excellence.Forbes contributor Travis Bradberry says influential people practice nine habits that can be emulated and absorbed until our influence grows. The list includes:Thinking for yourself. He says influential people aren’t swayed by public opinion but, instead, base their opinions on facts. continue reading »