9 May

One-to-one coupling of glacial climate variability in Greenland and Antarctica

first_imgPrecise knowledge of the phase relationship between climate changes in the two hemispheres is a key for understanding the Earth’s climate dynamics. For the last glacial period, ice core studies1, 2 have revealed strong coupling of the largest millennial-scale warm events in Antarctica with the longest Dansgaard–Oeschger events in Greenland3, 4, 5 through the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation6, 7, 8. It has been unclear, however, whether the shorter Dansgaard–Oeschger events have counterparts in the shorter and less prominent Antarctic temperature variations, and whether these events are linked by the same mechanism. Here we present a glacial climate record derived from an ice core from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, which represents South Atlantic climate at a resolution comparable with the Greenland ice core records. After methane synchronization with an ice core from North Greenland9, the oxygen isotope record from the Dronning Maud Land ice core shows a one-to-one coupling between all Antarctic warm events and Greenland Dansgaard–Oeschger events by the bipolar seesaw6. The amplitude of the Antarctic warm events is found to be linearly dependent on the duration of the concurrent stadial in the North, suggesting that they all result from a similar reduction in the meridional overturning circulation.last_img read more

8 May

Washington Nationals celebrate World Series win at the White House — with a political tinge

first_imgNovember 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Washington Nationals celebrate World Series win at the White House — with a political tinge FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOfficial White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Nationals continued to celebrate their triumphant World Series win before thousands at the White House on Monday — as one player donned a “Make America Great Again” hat and another skipped the ceremony for political reasons. Almost right off the bat, Trump brought up the impeachment inquiry against him, as he discussed how popular the Nationals became throughout their season.“America fell in love with the Nats baseball,” Trump said. “They just fell in love with Nats baseball. That’s all they wanted to talk about. That and impeachment. I like Nats baseball much more.”As Trump introduced players and staff one by one, he brought catcher Kurt Suzuki to the lectern. Suzuki threw on a “Make America Great Again” hat.“I love you all,” Suzuki said. “I love you all. Thank you.”Trump hugged him. “What a job he did,” he said. “I didn’t know that was gonna happen.”Trump said the crowd on the south lawn, which the White House estimated was 5,300 people, was a record. “We’ve never had this many people on the front lawn of the White House,” he told the crowd.Running through the story of the Nationals’ season, Trump congratulated the team, who he said brought the World Series trophy “back to America’s capital.” He called the team’s owners, the Lerner family, “great people,” praised general manager Mike Rizzo, manager Dave Martinez and the other coaches and players, saying, “they’re all here.”But in fact, not all were there.Reliever Sean Doolittle told The Washington Post days ago he would not attend the ceremony.“There’s a lot of things, policies that I disagree with, but at the end of the day, it has more to do with the divisive rhetoric and the enabling of conspiracy theories and widening the divide in this country,” Doolittle said.There were at least 16 other players not in attendance, based on a list of attendees released by the White House. It was unclear why the others missed the ceremony including star third baseman Anthony Rendon.When the president praised players one by one during Monday’s ceremony, he did not mention Doolittle or Rendon.The president attended Game 5 of the World Series in Washington on Oct. 27, and was booed by fans in attendance. Some chanted, “Lock him up!”“What a month,” pitcher Max Scherzer told the crowd. “What a magical month.”After pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who this weekend became a free agent, spoke, attendees chanted, “four more years!” Trump added, “I’m going to consider that four more World Series wins.”First baseman Ryan Zimmerman handed the president a personalized Nationals jersey and thanked Trump “for keeping everyone here safe in our country and continuing to America the greatest country to live in the world.”A military band played “Baby Shark” — the team’s unofficial anthem — as the players and coaches emerged from the White House at the start of the ceremony.“That turned out to be a very, very powerful little tune,” Trump saidCopyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

7 May

Coronavirus is industry’s chance to ‘disrupt the duopoly’ as agents mull their costs, says OTM boss

first_imgOTM acting CEO Clive Beattie has said he believes that the Coronavirus crisis is a defining moment for agents and gives them the opportunity to significantly disrupt the status quo in the portal market.Beattie also says he is aware of the vocal campaigns being led by some agents to end the dominance of Rightmove and Zoopla, and believes the changed financial landscape created by the pandemic is driving agents to reassess their marketing costs in both the short and long term.54-year-old Beattie is the portal’s former Chief Financial Officer who stepped up to become its acting CEO after the dramatic exit of Ian Springett on 9th March this year.Captured during a video interview for the Edison Group, the portal’s City consultancy firm, Beattie says he has “never seen agents so galvanised to effect change, or aware that the power is in their hands”, he claims.“The portals market has lacked competition for years and that’s why OTM was created in the first place, but because of that agents have seen their portal costs rise dramatically.“I think the very unfortunate COVID crisis could be a catalyst to change things and we are seeing a very vocal agency community arguing that now is the time for change, and arguing against a return to the ‘old normal’.”Beattie also revealed that the company has recently launched two new kinds of paying contract which offer agents shares in return for paying a full tariff rate for 12 months that, because of the crisis, has been deferred until after the crisis is over.Read more about OTM and the crisis.clive beattie Rightmove OTM Zoopla May 12, 2020Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Coronavirus is industry’s chance to ‘disrupt the duopoly’ as agents mull their costs, says OTM boss previous nextCOVID-19 newsCoronavirus is industry’s chance to ‘disrupt the duopoly’ as agents mull their costs, says OTM bossCEO Clive Beattie believes the crisis has galvanised agents to look at their portal costs and loyalties again, but it is enough to break their Rightmove habit?Nigel Lewis12th May 202001,570 Viewslast_img read more

3 May

Tabs better Oxford

first_imgUniversities in the UK are set to be left out of the running when it comes to recruiting overseas students, a study by the British Council has revealed. The report is backed up by disappointing rankings in the world’s top 500 universities.Oxford came 9th, beaten by Harvard, a host of other American Universities, and Cambridge. Despite a predicted nine fold increase in the number of international students in British higher education over the next twenty years, competition from the US and Japan threatens to loosen the UK’s hold on the multibillion pound market. In a Mori poll three quarters of students from abroad described British higher education as expensive, only 3 percent deemed it best described as welcoming. The University’s International Officer told Cherwell, “We are aware of the growing competition from other countries and we wish to maintain our position as a leading destination for top-quality students.” The British Council’s report coincides with plans to increase the number of overseas students in British Universities following the concessions made in the Higher Education Bill.As many as 80,000 British students will be denied places as Universities are tempted by the increased revenue brought by many different international students.Archive: 0th week HT 2004last_img read more

3 May


first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?“IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming WEDNESDAYTodays READERS POLL question is: Who would you support for Governor?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributeFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

2 May

Cape May County Updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

first_imgThe Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has begun the effort to update the Cape May County Hazard Mitigation Plan.This update is required every five years and is supported by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It will be expanded to include new threats to the county, including flooding threats caused by climate change and sea-level rise.“All 16 communities, along with other professionals and experts from our region are involved in the massive update of this mitigation plan,” Cape May County Emergency Management Director Martin Pagliughi said in a news release. “The 2021 plan update will identify all hazards that threaten our county. Certainly this year everyone has learned when you think it won’t happen, it certainly will.”The county’s initial plan approved four years ago has served as a model for other counties throughout the state, the release said.FEMA provided $125,000 in grant funding for the county update based on the overwhelming success of the initial plan.The plan will identify key actions to be taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and winter storms; it will be expanded to include other natural and man-made hazards including pandemics.  A professional consultant, Tetra Tech, has been retained by the county to assist in putting this plan together.The update of the plan allows the county and participating jurisdictions to continue to be eligible for future pre-disaster mitigation funding from FEMA. Since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the county has secured over $15 million in grants through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance, due to the existence of the comprehensive hazard mitigation plan.“The creation of this plan will prepare the county and our 16 member communities for future risks,” Freeholder Director Gerald Thornton said. “We have trusted and valuable stakeholders invested in this plan to truly mitigate future risk from sea-level rise, climate change, storms, and other disasters that may impact our county.”Additionally, participation in this plan assists our local municipalities in earning valuable points in FEMA’s Community Rating System. Participating municipalities who meet certain point thresholds can offer discounts on flood insurance premiums in their respective communities.“Resiliency and the preparation for risks both known, and unknown, saves lives and protects property,” Pagliughi said. “The Cape May County Department of Emergency Management is proud to shepherd the update of this extensive plan for the benefit of every resident and property owner in Cape May County.”A series of public meetings will be part of the plan development process. Information regarding the Hazard Mitigation Plan will be posted on the Cape May County HMP plan website at https://www.capemaycounty2020hmp.com/. Flooding issues will be discussed Saturday during a virtual forum.last_img read more

20 Apr

Press release: Green collar jobs in offshore wind set to triple by 2030

first_img The move to a cleaner, greener economy is outlined in our modern Industrial Strategy as one of the greatest economic opportunities of our time. Working with the offshore wind industry, I want to ensure that women and young people benefit from this sea-change.  This deal could support a tripling of jobs over the next few decades and it is exciting to see that the industry is encouraging my children’s generation – the UK’s workforce of the future – to propel themselves into the industry, giving them the skills they need to thrive in the sector. The government is working with industry to encourage more students into STEM education and training, at all stages from primary school to higher education, funding programmes to increase the uptake of maths, computing and physics.  Recent research shows that almost two-thirds of 18-24 year olds would prefer a job in the green economy to one outside of it – equating to around 3.7 million young people in the UK.Encouraging more diversity in the growing low carbon economy is all part of the government’s commitment to creating a fairer workplace under the modern Industrial Strategy. Last year the government committed to scaling up women in the nuclear industry to 40% and the offshore wind industry is also rising to the challenge.  Notes to editors1. This sector deal is the tenth sector deal established under the modern Industrial Strategy with sector deals already established with the Life Sciences, Automotive, Construction and Nuclear sectors. Partnerships between the government and industry on sector-specific issues can create significant opportunities to boost productivity, employment, innovation and skills.2. The Industrial Strategy Clean Growth Grand Challenge maximises the advantages for UK industry from the global shift to clean growth – by supporting UK businesses to lead the world in the development, manufacture and use of low carbon technologies, systems and services that cost less than high carbon alternatives.3. The offshore wind industry has predicted 27,000 jobs by 2030. Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry said: If you have a can-do attitude and want to be a part of an industry that is making a positive difference to the world, you’ll be just the right person.  It is exciting to see that the offshore wind industry is pushing to increase diversity – ensuring that more women are joining the sector. There’s nothing a woman can’t do. an Offshore Energy Passport, recognised outside of the UK, will be developed for offshore wind workers to transfer their skills and expertise to other offshore renewable and oil and gas industries – allowing employees to work seamlessly across different offshore sectors further work with further education institutions to develop a sector-wide curriculum to deliver a skilled and diverse workforce across the country and facilitate skills transfer within the industry targets for increasing the number of apprentices in the sector later this yearcenter_img Ambitious plans to increase the proportion of women working in the offshore wind sector and triple the number of highly skilled jobs are set to be announced by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry tomorrow.Currently only 16% of the offshore wind workforce are women but under this new ambitious deal, the sector will aim to more than double the number of women entering the industry to at least 33% by 2030, with the ambition of reaching 40%. It will also aim to increase the number of green collar jobs in the industry to 27,000 jobs by 2030, up from 7,200 today.This is the 10th sector deal signed by Business Secretary Greg Clark, and a major milestone for the modern Industrial Strategy.Already companies from Hull to the Isle of Wight are up-skilling young people, preparing them for good, high quality jobs in the sector, but the sector is pledging further action, including: New Offshore Wind Sector deal will have ambitious target to achieve at least 33% women in the total offshore wind workforce by 2030 sector to triple highly-skilled jobs to 27,000 by 2030 through a new skills package for offshore wind employees UK to become a global leader in renewables with more investment potential than any other country in the world as part of the modern Industrial Strategy Up and down the country, the clean growth job opportunities are growing, from how to manufacture a wind turbine blade to project managing the design and manufacturing stages of the development of a windfarm. The Offshore Wind Sector Deal is expected to outline how the government and the industry will increase apprenticeship opportunities with a target to be set by Offshore Wind Week in November.   Amy, Group Lead at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, which builds 80 metre blades for some of the world’s largest wind turbines, said:last_img read more

2 Mar

Zach Deputy Announces New Album, Premieres Rocking New Single ‘Chevrolet’

first_imgMulti-instrumentalist Zach Deputy has some big news for fans everywhere, as he’ll be releasing his fourth studio album, Wash It in the Water, on September 9th! Not only did Deputy play every single instrument on the release, but his clever fusion of hip-hop, funk, folk, and pop continues to push the envelope of style. Wash It in the Water is sure to be a feel good album that all can enjoy!To get fans excited, Deputy has shared the very first single from the album. The bright tune is called “Chevrolet,” powered by top notch guitar work backed by island rhythms. Its upbeat mood is downright infectious, and we can’t wait to hear more cuts from the new release.Without further ado, you can stream the leading single “Chevrolet” below.Says Deputy about his new music: “Because of the music I was raised on, I’ve always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque way—it’s something that resonates in the deepest parts of me… When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.”With the new album coming soon, Deputy will embark on a series of summer and fall tour dates in support, featuring some co-bill performances with Ballyhoo and others supporting The Keller Williams KWahtro. Don’t miss out! You can check out the full tour schedule below, and head to Zach Deputy’s website for more details.2016 Zach Deputy Tour Dates8/4/16 – Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Park – Middletown, CT8/5/16 – Rock On! Concert Cruise – Boston, MA8/12/16 – The Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA8/13/16 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC8/19/16 – The Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC8/20/16 – Roasting Room Lounge – Bluffton, SC8/26/16 – Mazzstock – Marlboro, NY8/27/16 – NH Hempfest & Freedom Rally – Lancaster, NH9/1/16 – Empty Glass – Charleston, SC9/2/16 – Hookahville – Pataskala, OH9/3/16 – Front Porch Festival – Stuart, VA9/4/16 – Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV9/8/16 – Side Bar Theatre – Tallahassee, FL *9/9/16 – Vinyl – Pensacola, FL *9/10/16 – Zydeco – Birmingham, AL *9/11/16 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA *9/12/16 – Visulite Theater – Charlotte, NC *9/13/16 – Guanabanas – Jupiter, FL *9/14/16 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL *9/15/16 – The Social – Orlando, FL *9/16/16 – Wormtown Music Festival – Greenfield, MA9/17/16 – Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL *9/20/16 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC *9/21/16 – Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA *9/22/16 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY *9/23/16 – Catskill Chill Music Festival – New York, NY9/24/16 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA *9/25/16 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA *9/27/16 – Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA *9/30-10/1/16 – Bear Creek Bayou – New Orleans, LA10/22/16 – The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA #11/3/16 – Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach, CA #11/4/16 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA #11/5/16 – Marquee – Tempe, AZ #11/10/16 – Music Farm – Columbia, SC #11/17/16 – White Oak – Houston, TX #11/18/16 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX #11/19/16 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX #* co-bill with Ballyhoo!# supporting The Keller Williams KWahtrolast_img read more

26 Jan

Five new rectors prepare to welcome students

first_img“Being able to accompany young women is an honor,” she said. “My overall goal is to be present for the students.” “Each dorm is so unique,” she said. “It’s a whole new set of traditions, people and building.” Annie Selak, Walsh Hall rector, said her goals for the dorm include helping the community grow within the dorm’s walls. “[The past few weeks] have been very busy,” she said. “We’ve had training. It’s been wonderful to meet people at Notre Dame.” Lewis Hall rector Layla Karst also graduated from Notre Dame in May with a Master of Divinity. She said her goal for the year is to learn about the community of Lewis.  She said she cries every time she watches Rudy and enjoys riding an all-terrain vehicle with her nephew while on holidays in her hometown of Pottsville, Pa.  “We’re all different,” she said. “We have to work at being an inclusive community. The girls will appreciate being wonderful and created by God.” “I want to make sure to have the strongest community we can,” she said. “I want to build upon what we already have here.” Students in Cavanaugh Hall, Lewis Hall, Pasquerilla West Hall, Sorin College and Walsh Hall will see new leadership in the dorm this year. “I’d encourage people to see the entire value of the relationships they build here,” he said. “I always call everyone ‘girls,’ no matter how old. It’s a youthful heart,” she said. “We all want that youthful heart.” Notre Dame is home to five new rectors this fall. He also said the dorm’s traditions foster important relationships. She said the hardest adjustment has been the college culture and time schedule.“I thought I was a night person — forget about it,” she said. An internship in spiritual direction during her education at the Catholic Theology University in Chicago changed her life, Hahner said. She also wants to work with Campus Ministry. Fr. Robert Loughery, known as Fr. Bob, joined Facebook as part of the effort to lead Sorin College.  The new rector of Pasquerilla West Hall, Sr. Mary Jane Hahner, said she ended up at Notre Dame because she wanted to work in ministry.  Maria Hinton, the new rector of Cavanaugh Hall, might have a better idea of the student schedule. A “double domer,” she graduated from the Notre Dame Law School in May and was an assistant rector in Lyons Hall for two years. Selak, who has lived all her life in California except for a year in Detroit, graduated from Santa Clara University and majored in religious studies and political science. She received her Master of Divinity at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. “It feels like coming home,” he said. “I want to share what I’ve experienced,” he said. “Faith calls service. I would like to somehow invite residents to continue and expand this awareness in the dorm.” “I want to know who makes up the community and bring out gifts and talents,” she said. She said she loves to travel on breaks. Originally from Idaho Falls, Idaho, she went to Whitworth College — now Whitworth University — in Spokane, Wash. She was an assistant rector in Pasquerilla East Hall for two years before becoming a rector. Loughery was born and raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 with a degree in architecture. He lived in Sorin as an undergraduate student.last_img read more

1 Jan

Capital City Press names new Vice President

first_imgMontpelier, VT June 20, 2005 Capital City Press, Inc. of Montpelier, VT has announced that Mr. Kenneth W. Rapp, of Stowe VT, is promoted to Vice President of Human Resources.The announcement was made by Gary Kittredge, President and COO, who said, In recognition of his contribution and commitment to Capital City Press (CCP), I am very pleased to announce Kens promotion. In addition to his human resource accountabilities, Ken will play a key role in the strategic management of the business. Ken has worked hard to develop the human side of our business, and the Printing Industry of America has recognized CCP as a BEST WORKPLACE IN AMERICA for three years in a row.Ken is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University with a double degree in Economics and Administration & Management Science, with a minor in Industrial Management. He joined CCP in March 2002 as Director of Human Resources, after 20 years of experience in the steel industry working in human resources, labor relations, operations management and industrial engineering.Since starting with CCP, Ken has been certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management.Capital City Press is an internationally recognized provider of full service editorial and composition management, print, distribution, and communication services for the short-run publications market.For more information about Capital City Press contact Ken Rapp at 802-223-5207 x266.last_img read more