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Temporal and spatial structure of multi‐millennial temperature changes at high latitudes during the Last Interglacial


first_imgThe Last Interglacial (LIG, 129–116 thousand of years BP, ka) represents a test bed for climate model feedbacks in warmer-than-present high latitude regions. However, mainly because aligning different palaeoclimatic archives and from different parts of the world is not trivial, a spatio-temporal picture of LIG temperature changes is difficult to obtain. Here, we have selected 47 polar ice core and sub-polar marine sediment records and developed a strategy to align them onto the recent AICC2012 ice core chronology. We provide the first compilation of high-latitude temperature changes across the LIG associated with a coherent temporal framework built between ice core and marine sediment records. Our new data synthesis highlights non-synchronous maximum temperature changes between the two hemispheres with the Southern Ocean and Antarctica records showing an early warming compared to North Atlantic records. We also observe warmer than present-day conditions that occur for a longer time period in southern high latitudes than in northern high latitudes. Finally, the amplitude of temperature changes at high northern latitudes is larger compared to high southern latitude temperature changes recorded at the onset and the demise of the LIG. We have also compiled four data-based time slices with temperature anomalies (compared to present-day conditions) at 115 ka, 120 ka, 125 ka and 130 ka and quantitatively estimated temperature uncertainties that include relative dating errors. This provides an improved benchmark for performing more robust model-data comparison. The surface temperature simulated by two General Circulation Models (CCSM3 and HadCM3) for 130 ka and 125 ka is compared to the corresponding time slice data synthesis. This comparison shows that the models predict warmer than present conditions earlier than documented in the North Atlantic, while neither model is able to produce the reconstructed early Southern Ocean and Antarctic warming. Our results highlight the importance of producing a sequence of time slices rather than one single time slice averaging the LIG climate conditions.last_img read more


Adjunct Faculty – Master of Arts in Educational Leadership


first_imgAurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aurora University seeks talented adjunct faculty who are passionateabout teaching and learning. Adjunct faculty are qualifiedpart-time instructors offered teaching opportunities based oncourse demand and staffing.Aurora University is looking for qualified Instructors to teachLeadership courses in Law and Technology.Please email resume or curriculum vitae, plus cover letter statingthe specific areas you are interested in teaching to:[email protected]last_img


This is not the time to say ‘oops’


first_imgTo the Editor:On the national level, the discussion revolves around healthcare, tax reform, and immigration. It is very important to realize that every member of the Bayonne community will be affected by each of these issues due to decisions made by the BBOED.How so? If the BBOED decides to RIF well-qualified educators, then all benefits are lost. If the BBOED creates a fantasy budget, then taxes will rise and worsen under “new” tax policies. If the BBOED is silent on immigration, then DACA children/families will continue to worry.This is not the time to say “oops,” apologize, point fingers, partisanship, or empty platitudes. The solution resides in the answer to this question: “What will the BBOED do to avoid misplacing $4,700,000 in the future?”Education is the key to success. It is therefore a priority for children/parents/teachers/citizens. Thus, any delay, including a fair teacher’s contract, will foster a dilemma. CHARLES NUZIALEGuidance CounselorBayonne High Schoollast_img read more


Public face mask requirement now official in Indiana


first_img Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleVaccine for COVID-19 may have to be taken annuallyNext articleRegis Philbin funeral, burial to take place on campus at Notre Dame Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Google+ Public face mask requirement now official in Indiana WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – July 27, 2020 1 640 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Gov. Eric Holcomb is requiring Hoosiers to wear masks in public places through the end of August. The Director of Public Health Informatics of the Regenstrief Institute, says the data supports action to slow the resurgence of coronavirus in the state.“It’s not just a handful of people in one spot. It’s multiple people in several spots around the state,” said Brian Dixon, Ph.D. He said the mandate and restrictions are not a punishment, but are meant to the virus and not people.“Because we’re seeing this disease spread to continue to climb and climb, public health needed to take action and that means kind of slowing things down and taking a step back to protect the lives of everyone in the state.”Dixon said that while the actions of the governor, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and other public officials can have an impact on the spread of the virus, it could take two or three weeks for the results to become apparent.You may have read about or heard the name Regenstrief Institute before. The Institute gathers data from health systems around the state and shares it with the state department of health. The department also shares its data with Regenstrief, so that they can together, paint an accurate picture of the pandemic.The governor uses the data as part of the process in making decisions about restrictions.Dixon noted that the number of deaths has dropped significantly in recent weeks, especially in relation to the number of cases reported each day.“We are still seeing very low numbers of people who die from COVID, even though our case rates are going up,” he said. “Back in April we had a lot of outbreaks happening in nursing homes and older individuals are at a higher risk of death.”He said nursing home outbreaks have slowed, but, as Gov. Holcomb and Mayor Hogsett have pointed out in their announcements on restrictions, younger people are transmitting the disease to one another.“The people that we see testing positive today, over 50 percent of them are under 30 years of age. So, they’re at much lower risk of death from COVID-19.”But, younger people can still get sick enough to go to the hospital, and hospitalization numbers have risen sharply.Dixon said it also may take a couple of weeks for higher death numbers to come in because of some delays in the reporting procedure.last_img read more


Family-run Talerddig Bakery up for sale


first_imgFamily-owned Talerddig Bakery, founded in 1925, is selling its business, equipment, freehold and fleet of vehicles.The bakery, based in Llanbrynmair in Wales, is being sold as a business with its freehold site, equipment and delivery vehicles for £225,000.It supplies bread to shops, retailers, hotels, cafés and directly to consumers through three shops in Powys and Ceredigion.Estate agents and property surveyors, Morris, Marshall and Poole, are acting as agents for owner Steve Jones.“Talerddig Bakery is a well-known business in Wales,” said Kathryn Evans, chartered surveyor at Morris, Marshall and Poole. “Anyone driving along the main A470 will see the bakery at the side of the road in Talerddig or will have seen its bread, cakes and other products in shops, cafés or homes throughout the area.”The business was set up by Tom and Margaret Lewis at the current site in 1925. It was then taken over and expanded into a new bakehouse, which opened in 1979.It was then passed down to the Thomas family, who had their own baking heritage from nearby Machynlleth. They sold the business to Steve Jones in 2013.“The business has so much more potential and we have expanded and grown it to the point where someone new coming in can take it forward again as it heads towards its 100th anniversary,” said Jones.The business currently employs 20 full- and part-time staff, which includes bakers, shop assistants and delivery drivers.last_img read more


Ghost Light Mixes Originals And Covers At The Ardmore [Full Video]


first_imgIn what could be considered the band’s East Coast homecoming show, Ghost Light, the newest project from Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Raina Mullen, Steve Lyons, and Scotty Zwang brought their debut tour to the Ardmore Music Hall just outside of Philadelphia on Thursday night.Philadelphia cosmic funk-fusion outfit Muscle Tough provided a stellar opening set of originals with some fun covers added to the mix, including Britney Spears’ “Toxic” and the theme song from Twin Peaks, tweaked with Muscle Tough’s brand of effects-infused mind-altering musicianship.Enter Ghost Light, fresh off of a slew of sold out shows and without a doubt in their best form to date. The pit of the Ardmore Music Hall was filled with a mix of eager fans waiting for their first taste of this new project and friends and family of the band. The band was all smiles as Hamilton thanked the crowd for packing out the house on a Thursday.From the first note of the night, it was clear that this band is not your average, run-of-the-mill jam project. Starting their two-set night with an original titled “Come Apart,” the band weaved between each song with impressive group improvisation highlighted by fiery guitar solos from Hamilton and blissful piano interplay from Bowling. Set one included covers of Derek & The Dominos’ “Keep On Growing” and Tears for Fears’ “Head Over Heels,” with Zwang taking lead vocals on the latter, with a powerful rendition of Ghost Light original “Lead Weight” in between.Set two began with American Babies favorite “Synth Driver,” and was filled with more Ghost Light originals including the dreamy rocker “Isosceles,” and passionate lead vocals on “Diamond Eyes” from Mullen. The night ended with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Deal,” and a Ghost Light’s debut encore of the Brothers Past song “Leave The Light On.”From his side of the stage, Hamilton played quarterback for the band as they took each song on the night out for a walk, signaling to each member of the band when it was their turn to shine. Bowling was a mad scientist on the boards, somehow making it look easy to play three keyboards at once. Mullen provided flawless rhythm guitar complementing both Hamilton and Bowling’s solos, while also dropping jaws with lead vocals on multiple songs, and Lyons and Zwang held it down on the low end with ease.Perhaps the most rewarding part of being in the audience for a Ghost Light show is the clear look on each band members face that reads “Wow, this is FUN!”A word of advice: if this band is anywhere near your hometown… GO!Check out the live stream of Thursday night’s Ghost Light set below, courtesy of Liquid Silver Stream:[Video: Liquid Silver Stream]last_img read more


SUNY Broome suspends sporting competitions for Fall 2020 semester


first_imgIn a statement sent to 12 News, the college says the decisions was made out of consideration for athletes’ health and safety. It was a joint decision made with athletic directors, NJCAA representatives, and the school’s public safety and and emergency management teams. The community college says the decision directly impacts women’s tennis, volleyball, men and women’s soccer, and basketball. The campus says its possible some competitions will be moved to the spring semester if the pandemic is “better controlled” by then. (WBNG) — SUNY Broome announced Tuesday that it will suspend all sporting competitions for the Fall 2020 semester. Esports are unaffected by this decision. The college says its Esports program is set to expand in the fall and spring semesters.last_img read more


How Arsenal’s squad has reacted to Laurent Koscielny going on strike


first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 10:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Comment Advertisementcenter_img Laurent Koscielny opted to sit out Arsenal’s tour of America (Picture: Getty)Laurent Koscielny still maintains the full respect of the Arsenal squad and would be welcomed back with open arms, according to Nacho Monreal.The 33-year-old stunned Unai Emery when he informed the Arsenal manager he would not be taking part in the club’s pre-season tour of the United states.Koscielny is desperate to return to France after nine years in north London and believes he has been priced out of a move with Arsenal demanding £10million for his services.The France international is also said to have misgivings over the direction a club which has made just one signing this summer is headed, while he reportedly questioned the way in which his schedule was managed last season following his return from a career-threatening Achilles injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMonreal, however, insists the club captain’s actions hasn’t diminished his standing within the group and is still hopeful a resolution can be found.Asked whether he believed that Koscielny could be reintegrated into the Arsenal setup, Monreal said: Yeah, why not?‘We respect Laurent a lot because he has played for Arsenal for a long time, he’s our captain. It’s something between the club and him.‘What I would like is they fix the problem and I think they will do it.’Emery now appears to have lost two of his captains from last season with Petr Cech having retired and joined Chelsea in a non-playing capacity.‘Two captains left last season, if I have to be one of the captains I will be very proud,’ added Monreal.‘Being one of the captains of Arsenal is to feel proud, we’re talking about one of the great clubs and I will accept it of course.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal How Arsenal’s squad has reacted to Laurent Koscielny going on strikelast_img read more


Gov. Wolf, STEM Leaders Tout PAsmart Investments in Western Pa.’s Students


first_imgGov. Wolf, STEM Leaders Tout PAsmart Investments in Western Pa.’s Students September 27, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img PAsmart,  Press Release Oakmont, PA – Governor Tom Wolf toured Riverview Junior-Senior High School to talk with science and technology students and join leaders of ABC CREATE, Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Remake Learning to highlight how PAsmart, his groundbreaking workforce development initiative, is investing in education and skills training to prepare students for good-paying careers in high demand.“With PAsmart, Pennsylvania will have the most prepared and talented workforce in the country, which will help workers and businesses succeed, grow the middle class, and strengthen the economy for everyone,” said Governor Wolf. “We are partnering with schools and the private sector to strategically invest in science and technology education, so students are prepared for the high-growth jobs of today and the future.”The governor has secured $70 million for PAsmart over two years, including $40 million for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and computer science education and $30 million for job training. Last year, the administration awarded nearly $10 million in grants of up to $35,000 each to 765 schools to expand computer science courses. An additional $10 million in grants of up to $500,000 were awarded to 24 schools and community partnerships to enhance STEM learning.Riverview School District received a $35,000 computer science grant and is benefiting from a grant to ABC CREATE to enhance curriculum across several school districts in the region. The Department of Education will soon accept applications for $20 million in PAsmart grants that will be awarded this school year.“Resources provided through state programs like the PAsmart grant have helped to even the learning playing field for students and aided in Riverview’s ranking as an Overachieving School District across the region,” said Dr. Margaret DiNinno, superintendent, Riverview School District.“Investing in STEAM experiences helps equip our students with the tools they will need to be successful in a global economy,” said Riverview Junior-Senior High School Principal Eric Hewitt.“Preparing students to thrive in a rapidly changing technological world requires a shift in teaching and learning and an agility and responsiveness from educators,” said Colleen Smith, project coordinator, ABC CREATE, and STEAM outreach coordinator, Penn State New Kensington. “It’s so exciting to see teachers at Riverview and at other ABC CREATE districts enthusiastically rising to those challenges and fully engaging students in STEAM-based experiences.”“The Riverview School District and ABC CREATE exemplify our region’s commitment to innovation and collaboration in service of kids,” said Gregg Behr, co-chair, Remake Learning. “The sheer density of PAsmart grantees, many of whom are supported and strengthened by Remake Learning, confirms what we’ve known all along: that the world’s most curious, creative, and caring educators live right here in western Pennsylvania.”“The Governor’s PAsmart investment is a crucial support for educators as they prepare students to succeed in STEM, STEAM and computer science related fields,” said Tyler Samstag, director of instructional innovation, Allegheny Intermediate Unit. “Together with our regional partners, the AIU and transformED is proud to be a part of a larger collaboration that shares resources and connects schools and communities to build the capacity of teachers across the region.”With PAsmart, Pennsylvania is a national leader in STEM and computer science education and accomplishments under Governor Wolf include:• Ranking second in the nation for investments in computer science education;• Advancing Pennsylvania to third in the nation in the number of nationally-recognized STEM ecosystems and made the commonwealth the fifth largest producer of STEM graduates;• Establishing standards for computer science education in all Pennsylvania schools;• Joining the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, a bipartisan initiative organized by Code.org, to advance policy, funding, and professional learning for computer science education.Earlier this month the State Board of Education directed the Department of Education to begin the process of updating Pennsylvania’s science standards to align them with current research and best practices, including a review of Next Generation Science Standards.last_img read more


Brisbane’s south tops state growth


first_img QLD’s best performing property markets (past 10 years): Sunnybank 39.4% $638,911Mt Gravatt 33.2% $656,651Nathan 28.9% $619,905Carindale 27.9% $711,402Rocklea – Acacia Ridge 25.9% $551,873 (Source: CoreLogic) The Sunnybank ‘Versace’ home at 41/141 Station Rd fetched $1.78m in 2014. Picture: Liam Kidston.FIVE Brisbane battler zones have beaten all comers to emerge as the best performing property markets in Queensland. Sunnybank in Brisbane’s south emerged with the highest growth in dwelling values out of 80 Queensland’s statistical areas in the past decade.It posted a 10-year performance of 39.4 per cent, taking its dwelling value to $638,911, according to data by CoreLogic.Mt Gravatt came in second with a 33.2 per cent surge over the decade to $656,651, followed by Nathan with a 28.9 per cent rise to $619,905, Carindale was next with a 27.9 per cent lift to $711,402 and Rocklea-Acacia Ridge rounded out the top five with a 25.9 per cent jump to $551,873.The property research firm found that “for each state and territory, the top five listed areas shows a significant slant towards capital city regions rather than regional housing markets.”Sunnybank real estate agent Tom Zhang of Yong Real Estate, who’s considered one of the high performers in the area, said despite all the talk of a crackdown in China and harder lending climate, property sales were on the rise in the area.“I think that 39.4 per cent would be in general over the whole area but in central Sunnybank some properties have gone up 50 per cent in just one year,” he said. “We’ve seen some extraordinary sales.”He said the market had not slowed in Sunnybank, instead switching from investors to owner occupiers.“Last year I had 35 sales, but in past 12 months I have settled 45 houses and have another 10 waiting for settlement. My sales have jumped quite significantly.”He said with families replacing students and investors as buyers, the coming year was expected to remain strong.Mark Ward, who sealed a $2.21m residential deal in Sunnybank three years ago for a dual block sale at 130 and 134 Turton Street, was not surprised that the area was leading the state, nor the other four that were in the top five.“We sell in all those areas and they have all been very hot for the last two to three years,” he said. “Sunnybank is probably a little different to other suburbs, where there’s a lot of Asian buyers who have been buying for last decade… Mt Gravatt is affordable when you look at who its neighbours are like Holland Park and it has decent sized blocks… Rocklea is just 9km from the city.”“There’s no sign of it all slowing down at this stage,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoCoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said the top 10 regions nationally were all in either Sydney or Melbourne.“Overall the data highlights the strength of value growth in Sydney and Melbourne over recent years and just how moderate growth has generally been outside of these two cities.”He estimated 40.3 per cent of the national population and 58.3 per cent of the total national value of dwellings was in Sydney and Melbourne which meant those “housing markets will drive the national headline growth figures”.last_img read more




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