West Antarctic climate and surface mass balance (SMB) records are sparse. To fill this gap, regional atmospheric climate modelling is useful, providing that such models are employed at sufficiently high horizontal resolution and coupled with a snow model. Here we present the results of a high-resolution (5.5 km) regional atmospheric climate model (RACMO2) simulation of coastal West Antarctica for the period 1979–2015. We evaluate the results with available in situ weather observations, remote-sensing estimates of surface melt, and SMB estimates derived from radar and firn cores. Moreover, results are compared with those from a lower-resolution version, to assess the added value of the resolution. The high-resolution model resolves small-scale climate variability invoked by topography, such as the relatively warm conditions over ice-shelf grounding zones, and local wind speed accelerations. Surface melt and SMB are well reproduced by RACMO2. This dataset will prove useful for picking ice core locations, converting elevation changes to mass changes, for driving ocean, ice-sheet and coupled models, and for attributing changes in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and shelves to changes in atmospheric forcing.
July 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Fall To Sounds In Extras Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Bees were unable to hold onto an early lead as they fell to the Sounds 11-8 in 11 innings at Smiths Ballpark.Salt Lake City led 5-0 after two innings and held a three-run lead heading into the ninth. Taylor Cole blew the save and Tyler Stevens was charged with the loss.Dustin Ackley homered and had three RBI as the Bees fell to 57-and-51. They head to Iowa to start a series after a day off today.
Karwowski ranked third in the NJCAA in field goal percentage, shooting 70.6 percent (108-153) from the field and made 3 of 7 3 -pointers (.429) on the season for the Knights. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Friday, Utah State men’s basketball signed 7-2 Polish center Jakub “Kuba” Karwowski out of North Platte Community College (Neb.) Brad James Karwowski, who will have two years of eligibility remaining, appeared in 55 games for the Knights the past two seasons, starting 42. Written by He also added six double-doubles for North Platte and posted 66 blocks on the season. Karwowski averaged 9.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Knights last season and scored in double figures in 12 games. Tags: Jakub “Kuba” Karwowski/NJCAA/North Platte CC Knights/Poland/USU Men’s Basketball May 10, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Men’s Basketball Signs Polish National Friday
Planning consent has been awarded for the construction of 18 new homes on the site of Manchester City’s former home, Maine Road, as the developer behind the scheme edges closer to its ultimate goal of seeing hundreds of homes built on the site.The Maine Place is Prospect Homes’ flagship development and on eventual completion, will provide a new community of more than 350 homes.After completion the site will see a mixture of terraces, detached and semi-detached properties all offering three bedroom accommodation built for sale on the open market.The design for the homes will be in line with those already built on the site as part of the previous phases at Maine Place.land and new homes Maine Place Maine Road Manchester City football grounds new homes May 13, 2016The 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 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 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 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Plans for Maine Road approved previous nextLand & New HomesPlans for Maine Road approvedThe Negotiator13th May 20160675 Views
View post tag: Repatriates Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates Indian Fishermen As a humanitarian gesture SLN has assisted the repatriation of Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody after their arrest for poaching on the Sri Lankan waters.SLN vessels were deployed to escort them to the IMBL as well as to rescue the Indian fishermen in distress and assist the salvage of Indian fishing boats stranded due to mechanical defect.They were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rajkamal” at the seas off Mannar. Naval Patrol Craft attached to North Central Naval Command were deployed for the humanitarian mission.[mappress]Press Release, June 06, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy June 6, 2014 View post tag: News by topic Sri Lanka Navy has taken steps to repatriate 33 Indian fishermen in the Sri Lanka custody with the immediate effect on 5th June 2014. View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy Sri Lanka Navy Repatriates Indian Fishermen View post tag: Indian View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: asia View post tag: Fishermen Share this article
Borel Discusses Aug. 27 Return To RacesCalvin Borel, the three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey whose career will resume Aug. 27 at Ellis Park, says he wasn’t ready to retire when he left racing for almost five months, quitting for what proved the wrong reason.“This is a business you can’t have one foot in and one foot out,” he said. “I felt like I had one foot in and one foot out. I wasn’t giving it 110 percent like I know I can.”In an interview this week at Churchill Downs with The (Louisville) Courier-Journal and an Ellis Park publicist, Borel acknowledged that he wasn’t riding well when he abruptly quit in late March, uncharacteristically not filling already-scheduled mounts and workout assignments.Borel said he was conflicted because his then-fiancee and girlfriend of 15 years, Lisa Funk, who took Borel’s name, wanted him to quit riding and return to central Florida, where she was working with hunter-jumpers.Borel said his head wasn’t in the right spot amid the fraying relationship, which impacted his riding.“I was riding bad, making bad decisions in races. We weren’t getting along,” he said. “She was in Florida and I was in Arkansas. I said, ‘That’s it, I’m going to hang it up, go to Florida with her, be there for a while and see how things developed.’ … I was supposed to quit – and I can’t.”Borel said he initially enjoyed buying young horses and developing them into hunter-jumpers, but ultimately found the process too long and boring compared with the constant action in horse racing.“I just wasn’t happy,” he said. “I thought I would have been at first with her jumpers and stuff. But it’s a different culture, slower. It’s not like the racetrack. I like pressure. In jumping there’s no pressure, everybody is laid-back. It’s different in racing. No matter if you’re in a $5,000 race or a million-dollar race, you want to get to the wire first.“I love to work, and I’m healthy. Stay healthy, that’s what I want to do, and ride some horses — and try to get a couple of good horses. Have fun; I’ve got to enjoy the rest of my life. I worked hard to get where I am and to be happy. My family told me, ‘If that’s going to make you happy, go ahead and do it. Because you’re not happy now.’ So I left Florida and we went our different ways. I just wasn’t happy. I wanted to come back to ride. This is what makes me happy. I love to ride.”Borel said he didn’t return phone calls at the time of his sudden retirement because he didn’t know what his future would be.“I didn’t quit because I wanted to,” he said. “I quit because the circumstances. I didn’t quit because I was scared…. That’s why I didn’t go out and tell everybody, that I’d quit and thrown it in. Because I knew I didn’t quit for Calvin. I quit for somebody else, and I didn’t like it…. It slowed down so much. The more I got into it (developing show horses), I couldn’t see a future. We actually did good, bought some and sold them. At first that was fine, but it would take so long.”Borel said he doesn’t expect to have trouble getting business. “People don’t forget,” he said. “Frank (Bernis) has my ‘book’ and I think we’re going to do good. We’re going to take it slow, starting out at Ellis, and go from there… I’ve been getting on some nice 2-year-olds for Buff (Bradley) and different people.“I thought about it a lot,” he said of his return. “Instead of messing around, (thinking) ‘If I’m going to do it, I need to do it now, with the 2-year-olds coming around.’ Every jock’s dream is to ride the Kentucky Derby. You just want to ride, much less win it… Day by day, I kept saying, ‘Look, Calvin, the first Saturday in May is getting close. You need to make up your mind if you’re going to ride.’“I’m so happy when I’m here. These are my people, my family, really….. I’ve been all over, all over the world. There’s nothing like the racetrack, Churchill Downs (is) my house, that’s where I belong.”Borel — whose 1,189 Churchill Downs victories trail only Pat Day’s 2,482 — said the biggest thing he missed about riding races was “the challenge.”“To find a good horse and get out there and win,” he said. “There’s nothing like getting to the wire first. You get the feeling that you’re incredible and look what you accomplished…. Now it would be different if I had to (retire). If I had to, I think I could walk away, if I was really hurt or something wasn’t right with my body. But I’m just too healthy.”Borel said he can’t wait to see the fans at Ellis Park, where he was the leading rider in 1995 and 2011. He last rode at Ellis in 2014, taking last summer off.“I love my fans,” he said. “They mean a lot to me…. These people (at Ellis), they love me so much. That’s when you know you’re appreciated, and it’s hard to walk away from that.”He marveled at the meet that has played out this year at the “Pea Patch.”“The caliber of horses – I’ve seen some maidens that really, really impressed me big time, where I think they could go anywhere and win. Considering 15 years ago what I used to ride for there, the purses are good, but the company is tough. To me, some of those horses could go to Saratoga and win.”While spending two weeks in New York, Borel attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, not only as a 2013 inductee but to watch 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra – whom he early on said was the best horse he ever rode — be enshrined. Borel guided Rachel Alexandra to a record 20 1/4-length victory in the Kentucky Oaks, after which she was sold and subsequently won the Preakness, Monmouth Park’s Haskell and Saratoga’s Woodward, the latter against older males.“I sat there about an hour and a half and just watched replay after replay,” Borel said. “Brought back some good memories. Unbelievable. My girlfriend said, ‘You want to find (another) one like that?’ I said, ‘Yeah, baby, it took me 30 years to find one like that.’”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Major bakery trainers have pledge their support for a national Colleges and Trainers Forum.The meeting will take place at Sheffield College on 30 June. Acting chairman and organiser Chris North, a bakery lecturer at the college, told British Baker that bakery training has reached a crunch point, with confusion over new qualifications and funding putting pressure on colleges. “I’m anticipating that this will just increase the number of colleges that have closed down their bakery courses,” North told British Baker.North said he hoped the meeting would persuade training providers, who are used to working in isolation, to share their knowledge and pool resources. Most of the major colleges and trainers had pledged support, he added.For more information, contact Chris North at [email protected]
Roisin Currie, group people director at Greggs, will join a panel of keynote speakers in a debate over the future of retail outside London.Organised by law firm Squire Sanders, ‘The Retail Debate: Fight or Flight, the future of the high street’ will be held at Leeds Metropolitan University on 25 June. It aims to review the ever-changing retail landscape, as one in six shops are boarded up and footfall has dropped by 10% over the past three years.Currie will join directors and senior management from leading high street, online and out-of-town retail businesses, including Pets at Home, T.M. Lewin, and Mamas & Papas.Matthew Lewis, head of retail at Squire Sanders, said: “Yorkshire is an important base for retailers. New shopping developments such as Trinity Leeds and Hammerson’s Eastgate will bring new impetus to the region and the Faraday Centre for Retail Excellence in Leeds lends an added dimension to the expertise we have to offer advising a number of the biggest retailers.“Modern consumers are embracing new technologies and for retailers to survive in this difficult economic climate many need to adapt their current model. The Retail Debate will help individuals to learn from leading names within the industry and hopefully walk away with a clearer picture of the future of retail”.The event will be run in partnership with the University’s Faraday Centre for Retail Excellence, Retail Trust, British Property Federation and Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.For further details and to register for the event, visit www.pages04.net/squiresanders/the-retail-debate
A global company with an earth-friendly agenda has come to campus. Zipcars, the world’s largest car-sharing program, now has four cars on Notre Dame’s campus, Erin Hafner said. Hafner is the programs manager for the Office of Sustainability. “We had several requests from students and student groups to offer a car-sharing programs,” she said. The program opened Thursday, with an event at South Dining Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where students could register on-site and win giveaways. The event was originally located at Fieldhouse Mall but was moved due to rain. There will also be an identical event today. The program is available for anyone on campus older than 18 with a driver’s license, Hafner said. The company covers insurance, gas, 180 miles each day, reserved parking spots, roadside assistance, cleaning and maintenance. There’s even a gas card in the visor to fill up when around town. “We’re hoping as it’s more popular student will come to campus not bringing cars,” Hafner said. The program states for every Zipcar used, 15 to 20 cars are taken off the road. “We’re hoping it fulfills the 15 to 20 vehicles,” Hafner said. “Think of students bringing vehicles to campus – they sit there. They’re only used a few times during campus. These are opportunities to use Zipcars.” Hafner said she hopes parents also see Zipcar as an alternative to sending their children to school with cars. The cars on campus are all low-emission vehicles. Two Toyota Priuses, named Paddy and Perpetua, and two Scion Xbs, named Bree and Blarney, now call Notre Dame home. Zipcar normally requires a $25 registration fee and a $50 annual fee. Anyone affiliated with Notre Dame registers through www.zipcar.com/notredame, where the annual registration fee is $35, with $35 driving credit added toward the first month of driving, according to a press release. After students, faculty or staff register, they receive a “Zipcard” in the mail, which looks like a credit card and has a built-in microchip. After registration, users reserve cars through the company’s website. Once approaching the cars, which are located in the old Juniper Road parking lot near Stepan Center, the microchip in the Zipcard unlocks the door. Cars rent for $8 an hour Monday through Friday, with a maximum of $66 per day charged. On weekends the cost rises to $9 an hour, with a maximum charge of $72. Hafner said users with iPhones can download an application to rent cars and open vehicles directly from their phone. “It’s important to know you have to be on time with returning the vehicle,” Hafner said. “They give you plenty of options to extend your time, but there is a fee associated with it.” Hafner said when participants in the program reach the age of 21, they can share any Zipcar globally. “You can fly to Paris and use a Zipcar,” she said. The decision to work with Zipcar instead of other car-sharing programs was simple, Hafner said. “Zipcar has been around the longest — they have the most robust program,” she said. “Their main business is car-sharing, not car rentals with some dealing in car-sharing. They have the largest program and the biggest fleet.”
JAMESTOWN – Reduced visibility is likely Saturday morning as dense fog impacts the area.The National Weather Service in Buffalo issued a Dense Fog Advisory until 11 a.m. Saturday.Weather forecasters say visibility near zero is expected at times in dense fog.Hazardous driving conditions are likely due to low visibility near the lake shores and across the higher terrain. If driving, officials say slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.The advisory is impacting Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)