The acoustic impedance of the subglacial material beneath 7.2 km profiles on four ice streams in Antarctica has been measured using a seismic technique. The ice streams span a wide range, of dynamic conditions with flow rates of 35-464 in a(-1). The acoustic impedance indicates that poorly lithified or dilated sedimentary material is ubiquitous beneath these ice streams. Mean acoustic impedance across each profile correlates well with basal shear stress and the slipperiness of the bed, indicating that acoustic impedance is a good diagnostic not only for the porosity of the subglacial material, but also for its dynamic state (deforming or non-deforming). Beneath two of the ice streams, lodged (non-deforming) and dilated (deforming) sediment coexist but their distribution is not obviously controlled by basal topography or ice thickness. Their distribution may be controlled by complex material properties or the deformation history. Beneath Rutford Ice Stream, lodged and dilated sediment coexist and are distributed in broad bands several kilometres wide, while on Talutis Inlet there is considerable variability over much shorter distances; this may reflect differences in the mechanism of drainage beneath the ice streams. The material beneath the slow-moving Carlson Inlet is probably lodged but unlithified sediment; this is consistent with the hypothesis that Carlson Inlet was once a fast-flowing ice stream but is now in a stagnant phase, which could possibly be revived by raised basal water content. The entire bed beneath fast-flowing Evans Ice Stream is dilated sediment.
Ocean City Free Public Library The Environmental Commission for the City of Ocean City invites you to attend two upcoming “Lecture Series” this coming fall. The first lecture will be on 10/13/2016 titled “Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority – Reduce Reuse Recycle” which will be held at 6:30PM in the Ocean City Free Public Library, Chris Maloney Lecture Hall, Room 110, at 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ, 08226.At the lecture you will learn about the importance of recycling, Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection, and electronics disposal. The lecture will be presented by Linda S. Crumbock, CRP, Recycling Coordinator for the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority. Download (PDF, 80KB)
WiFi Takes Off at Vermont’s Visitor CentersVisitors and Vermonters who travel the interstate system are connected better than ever before to work, friends and family as they travel through Vermont. A stop at many of Vermont’s visitor centers now allows travelers to access the Internet via a fast and reliable broadband connection.On November 14, 2007, Governor Douglas inaugurated free WiFi service at state visitor centers announcing that “Travelers using our major roadways can now use wireless Internet service free of charge. This advancement of my E-State Initiative will make this resource more valuable for business people, tourists and all those who use our highways.”Since May 2007 the State has seen a 1298% increase in WiFi usage by travelers.The initial setup of WiFi services at Vermonts visitor centers has been funded through ConnectVermont, a program managed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development that aims to make traveling in Vermont safer and more convenient. Senator Patrick Leahy has secured $15 million in federal funding to allow the State to expand traveler services, enhance broadband Internet access and attract more visitors to Vermont through various ConnectVermont activities.More information about these projects is available online at www.connectvermont.com(link is external).Times have changed at Vermont’s visitor centers. While we used to see travelers stop to use our facilities now it is common to see them linger longer while sitting in a Vermont Folk Rocker and access e-mail or connect to work as they pass through the state said Ed von Turkovich, Director of the States Information Center Division. “Our usage is up dramatically and it is now common to see our visitors, who while commuting stop in to use the visitor centers as a temporary office,” said von Turkovich.Installing WiFi access at all state-operated information centers was a component of the Governors E-State Initiative to provide high speed Internet capability and mobile phone coverage to Vermonters in every community. “Providing High Speed Internet access to our visitors is one important piece of the puzzle” said Mary Evslin, Board Chair of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. “Connecting Vermonters is critically important to the Governor’s initiative and to the State’s interest in ensuring that we have a comprehensive architecture of connectivity in place by the end of 2010.””For visitors to Vermont it sends the right message” said Al Levy of Summit Technologies the firm responsible for building the WiFi system on the interstate. “The world is moving at an ever-accelerating pace to connect itself via an ever-expanding world wide web. It only makes good sense that in Vermont visitors to our state know Vermont is following the same path,” said Levy.The State plans to continue expanding WiFi coverage at its visitor centers over the next 18 months. The State also plans to provide marketing opportunities to businesses looking for exposure on the State’s WiFi web portals located at visitor centers where WiFi has been installed. Businesses interested in exploring how they can benefit from this opportunity should contact Al Levy at Summit Technologies at 802-846-3030 x222 or [email protected](link sends e-mail)# # #
Casey Research, a leading provider of investment research, with over 30 years of history, specializing in geopolitically informed investing, energy, base and precious metals, and technology, concluded its most recent summit, The Next Few Years in Boca Raton, FL. There they provided insight into the global economy, portfolio strategies, and specific investment ideas and recommendations. “I think the next few years are going to be critical as we move out of the eye of the hurricane, which is where we are right now, and enter the following edge of the hurricane. And it is going to be much bigger in all ways than it was a couple of years ago,” said Casey Chairman and Founder Doug Casey. “You can identify investment opportunities by taking advantage of politically caused distortions in the market such as the current unprecedented levels of government interference in monetary and fiscal policy.” To view a portion of Mr. Casey’s presentation go to: www.caseyresearch.com/caseyvideo(link is external).Presentations from Casey’s blue ribbon faculty provided participants unique insights into these market distortions and identified unique investment opportunities. Featured speakers included industry leaders such as Chris Whalen, co-founder of Institutional Risk Analytics and author of Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the America Dream; John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics; and James Rickards, Senior Managing Director Tangent Capital Partners.Chris Whalen discussed his grave concerns over this country’s misplaced reliance on the housing market to grow national wealth. “Housing is the thing that gives me nightmares. We have used housing as a growth engine in this country and the reality is it does not grow national wealth.” To view a portion of Mr. Whalen’s presentation, see: www.caseyresearch.com/whalenvideo(link is external).Another issue of concern for speakers, including James Rickards, is the conscious effort to devalue the US dollar in an effort to boost net exports. “If consumer spending and investments are flat and government spending hits the wall the only thing left is net exports. How do you drive net exports?” asks Mr. Rickards. “You try to devalue the dollar which is what has been behind QE, QE2 and low interest rates. The problem is it’s never worked.” For a video excerpt of Mr. Rickards’ presentation, visit:www.caseyresearch.com/rickardsvideo(link is external).John Williams gave participants a detailed explanation as to why he thought current actions were hiding the fact that the US is still in the thick of a great economic and banking solvency crisis. “We are heading into a really bad inflation problem, one that will eventually become a hyperinflationary great depression,” said Mr. Williams. A portion of Mr. Williams’ presentation is available at:www.caseyresearch.com/williamsvideo(link is external).Casey Research has made this sold out event available in a complete audio collection. For more information on the full list of speakers and availability of the CDs go to: www.caseyresearch.com/cd(link is external).To find out more about Casey Research go to: www.caseyresearch.com(link is external).SOURCE Casey Research STOWE, Vt., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/
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As I was born in Zagreb, I have been living in Vinkovci for ten years now, weekend trips to Crikvenica have always been the most popular weekend destination for Zagreb residents. It has always been, let’s go for petrol and go to Crikvenica for the weekend. However, since I started working as an animator in tourism at the age of 16,5, unfortunately I have never been to Crikvenica with my team, but that was the rule of young people in Zagreb. The sea before the sea, ie the real annual. That’s what we said.Also, Crikvenica has always been a destination that we called Zagreb in a nutshell, because a lot of Zagreb residents, except on weekends, decided to spend their summer in Crikvenica. Certainly, for the most part, the decision to spend the annual in Crikvenica was made by previous positive experience. At the same time, due to its proximity, the first sea from Zagreb, as the people of Zagreb called it from miles away, has been a favorite destination for retirees all these years, both due to its proximity due to short travel and lower travel costs.In the whole story, a whole economy was born long ago, organized buses as well as weekend arrangements that offer cheap transportation to Crikvenica for the weekend and back. Crikvenica has partly lived since the weekenders from Zagreb, and it lived well. But times are different, Crikvenica has developed from year to year, raising its quality of accommodation. Exactly this year, Crikvenica is celebrating 130 years of tourism, a great jubilee, for which the weekenders were certainly responsible in part. After last year’s record tourist season, this year has started like never before. Thus, from January to May 2018, 50.835 guests stayed on the Crikvenica Riviera, achieving a total of 158.315 overnight stays, which is 26,64% more arrivals and 27,22% more overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017.Crikvenica bans entry of buses during the weekend in the destination that bring tourists on day trips Under the prism of reducing crowds, the City of Crikvenica brought The decision to stop and park tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica during the tourist season, more precisely from June 15 to September 15. The decision of the City of Crikvenica was made according to which buses that bring tourists on day trips from June 15 to September 15, and they are mostly pensioners, will no longer be able to enter the city area.As stated in the explanation of the Decision, in the area of the City of Crikvenica during the summer tourist season, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, the arrival of a large number of tourist buses with several thousand tourists was noticed. It was assessed that the arrival of buses and one-day tourists should be reduced to an acceptable level, having in mind the sustainable capacity of roads, public areas, especially beaches. Therefore, in cooperation with the tourist community and bodies dealing with tourism, a proposal for a decision has been made which intends to regulate the arrival of these tourists, point out the city of Crikvenica. The decision refers to stopping and parking of tourist buses in the zone of special traffic regime in the area of the city of Crikvenica (settlements Selce, Crikvenica, Dramalj and Jadranovo), while the fine for stopping and parking of tourist buses in the zone of special traffic regime is 40.000,00 kuna (excluding VAT) per vehicle.Of course, the decision directly concerns “weekenders” as young people, and mostly retirees. Regardless of the perhaps good intentions of the city of Crikvenica to raise the quality of guests, it is not done in this way, practically banning some of the tourists from whom Crikvenica has lived very well all these years. It is important to emphasize that the Decision does not apply to tourist buses that bring or take away guests who have secured accommodation in accommodation facilities.The Pensioners ‘Union and the Croatian Pensioners’ Union reacted: Minister Cappelli, prevent discrimination against domestic older tourists!The Pensioners’ Union (SUH) and the Matica umirovljenika Hrvatske (MUH) opposed the decision of the City of Crikvenica on Thursday and consider it discriminatory against pensioners. Pensioners’ associations also addressed a letter to the Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, in which they point out that it is well known that pensioners come on such one-day tourist trips, and assess that this discriminates against one category of tourists, domestic tourists, who are mostly elderly. age.”We express our extreme concern over the recent decision to stop and park tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica and the knowledge that a similar decision could be voted for the area of the City of Novi Vinodolski and possibly other cities. Namely, the above-mentioned decisions refer exclusively to buses that bring tourists on day trips, and it is well known that these are pensioners. This discriminates against only one category of tourists, and that is domestic tourists, who are also mostly elderly people. Since the problem is multi-layered, please pay attention to the most important things. One-day excursions are part of the tourist offer, and given that the Republic of Croatia is economically oriented towards tourism as the main driver of development, limiting the tourist offer damages the image of Croatia as a tourist country, and will not bring anything good to local communities.”They point out from the Association of Pensioners and add that the largest number of one-day tourists are Croatian pensioners, who come to tourist destinations in favorable arrangements (from 80 to 120 kuna) because that is the only thing that is financially acceptable. See the full press release hereNamely, the average pension in the Republic of Croatia for March 2018, according to official HZMO data, amounts to HRK 2.345. The poverty line according to the CBS in 2017 amounted to HRK 2.180. Such pensions are received by 52,5 percent of our retirees or more than 600.000 people. I welcome the city’s desire to solve the problem of congestion in the city and bring order, but not in this way, by discrimination or banning some tourists, so there is a strategic and planned development, for which Crikvenica had more than enough time and capital, thanks to income from tourism.If in Crikvenica they think that they are now a destination for 4 stars, which they certainly are not, it is defined not only by desire, but by the quality of service, accommodation and content, and ultimately the price. Let them raise the prices in the destination by 40 percent if they think they are at the level of 4 stars and they will immediately make it clear what the price range of the destination is.But is the price increase realistic in line with the current tourist product of Crikvenica? It is not a question of mere price, but of value for money. A 4-star destination does not make a hotel a category, that it is one of the prerequisites, but the destination or motive for arrival is not accommodation, but a tourist destination. The destination must be at that level, with its decoration, quality and content for this type of guests. After all, it is a matter of strategic and sustainable development of the entire destination, including transport infrastructure that has not developed in line with tourism growth. There is less and less parking, greenery, beaches, and more and more tourists and the entire infrastructure is cracking at the seams. And that is the main reason for all the problems.As Nedo Pinezić pointed out in one of his columns… „A good destination is like a good theatrical performance. Spectators choose a different place in the theater at a different price, from the ground floor to the box, but everyone watches the same play. ” It is a good formula for product marketing and it is successfully applied in the most developed tourist countries”Smart enough. Whether this is a good or bad decision, time, ie the market will show its own.