Sea-salt aerosols represent a significant fraction of the aerosol optical depth over the oceans, and thus their response to changes in climate represents an important potential feedback on climate. Model results for sea-salt aerosols in the Community Atmospheric Model (CAM3) show good agreement with observations for the current climate. Additionally, the current climate model simulations presented here are not sensitive to the sea surface temperature boundary conditions or model resolution. We show model results for the response of sea-salt aerosols to climate change for the Last Glacial Maximum, preindustrial, current, and doubled carbon dioxide climate model simulations. Our model results suggest that globally averaged sea-salt sources, deposition, and loading are not very sensitive to climate change and change <5% for these disparate climates. Regional differences are much larger, with differences in zonally averaged concentrations as large as 40% seen between the current climate and a doubled carbon dioxide climate. While ice core studies show twofold to fivefold changes in sea-salt fluxes between Last Glacial Maximum and the current climate, our simulations cannot reproduce these changes, even after including a proposed sea ice source of sea salts.
We contrast recent climatic and environmental changes and their causes in the Arctic and the Antarctic. There are continuing increases in surface temperatures, losses of sea ice and tundra, and warming of permafrost over broad areas of the Arctic, while most of the major increase in Antarctic temperatures is on the Antarctic Peninsula associated with sea ice loss in the Bellingshausen-Amundsen Seas sector. While both natural atmospheric and oceanic variability, and changes in external forcing including increased greenhouse gas concentrations, must be considered in the quest for understanding such changes, the interactions and feedbacks between system components are particularly strong at high latitudes. For the 1950s to date in the Arctic and for 1957 to date in the Antarctic, positive trends in large-scale atmospheric circulation represented by the Arctic oscillation (AO) and Antarctic oscillations (AAO) and the Pacific North American (PNA) pattern contribute to the long-term temperature trends. However, continuing Arctic trends during the last decade of near neutral AO will require alternate explanations. The trend in the AAO since 1950 is larger than expected from natural variability and may be associated with the decrease in stratospheric ozone over Antarctic. The persistence shown in many Arctic and Antarctic Peninsula components of climate and their influence through possible feedback supports continuation of current trends over the next decade. One can expect large spatial and temporal differences, however, from the relative contributions of intrinsic variability, external forcing, and internal feedback/amplifications. It is particularly important to resolve regional feedback processes in future projections based on modeling scenarios.
Home » News » Rightmove’s CEO Nick McKittrick to retire in May previous nextProducts & ServicesRightmove’s CEO Nick McKittrick to retire in MayFounding executive to make way for COO Peter Brooks-JohnsonNigel Lewis24th February 201705,840 Views Rightmove’s CEO Nick McKittrick is to retire and leave the company at the forthcoming AGM on 9 May this year, although he will remain until June ‘to ensure a smooth transition process’.This brings an era to a close at the company, as McKittrick was one of the company’s founding executives.McKittrick worked as a technology consultant at Accenture before joining the team that began Rightmove in 2000, helping see off early rivals such as Assertahome and Propertyfinder. He was appointed to the board in 2004, made Chief Operating Officer in 2005, Finance Director in 2009 and Chief Operating Officer in 2013.The current COO, Peter Brooks-Johnson who like McKittrick is a board member, and has been in role since 2011, will take McKittrick’s job.“Nick has served Rightmove with 16 years of leadership, as remarkable for his success as with the modest way he has achieved it,” says Rightmove chairman Scott Forbes.“I speak on behalf of the Board and Rightmove employees when I say that we will miss Nick on both a personal and professional level.“We have greatly appreciated his contribution to Rightmove’s success and we wish him the very best for the future”McKittrick can afford to retire. As well as a pay package benefits package of £2.12m he cashed in shares during 2015 worth £7.4 million, and retains shares worth £5.2 million and options worth another £14 million.Rightmove Nick McKittrick February 24, 2017Nigel 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
View post tag: Welcomed The frigate HMNZS TE MANA returned to Devonport Naval Base at 1000 hrs on Thursday June 13 after an almost four-month deployment to Australia and Asia.Scores of family members were waiting eagerly at the base to greet the Ship’s Company of 175 men and women.Among the ports visited during the deployment were Sydney and Cairns in Australia; Singapore (where the ship took part in the five nation Exercise BERSAMA SHIELD; Ho Chi Minh City (where Ship’s Company commemorated Anzac Day); Hong Kong, Shanghai, Incheon near Seoul and Yokosuka in Tokyo Bay.The officers and crew will have two months back in New Zealand before departing for Sydney in mid-August for a Work Up off Australia’s east coast.[mappress]Press Release, June 14, 2013; Image: RNZN View post tag: Te View post tag: Mana June 14, 2013 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today HMNZS TE MANA Welcomed Home View post tag: HMNZS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deployment HMNZS TE MANA Welcomed Home View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Frigate View post tag: home Share this article
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WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Couple donates 10,000 N95 masks to Elkhart County healthcare workers Twitter By Tommie Lee – April 14, 2020 0 374 The COVID-19 Community Response Fund, a creation of the United Way of Elkhart and LaGrange Counties and the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, has received 10 thousand N95 respirator face masks.They’re a donation from Bill and Kristin Fenech and wil be distributed to medical workers at Elkhart General Hospital, Goshen Health, and local nursing homes.Demand for these masks is rising nationwide and outpacing the supply. Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleFiat Chrysler recalls 550,000 vehicles for faulty wipersNext articleNotre Dame: Unveiling of the 2020 version of The Shirt will happen online April 17th Tommie Lee
Beloved country-rock icon Merle Haggard passed away just one month ago, on his 79th birthday. The legendary musician left behind an incredible body of work, and was creating new music and performing up until his final days.Today, Haggard’s family released the final track that he recorded, a song called “Kern River Blues.” The folk ballad premiered on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse earlier, and you can listen to a preview of the track below: You can purchase the full song here.
Feral hogs may be prime prey for hunters, but to Georgia farmers they’re the ultimate predator. They destroy farmland, eat away at a farmer’s crops and drastically reduce potential profits.Jay Porter, the University of Georgia Extension agent in Dooly County, says feral hogs cause about $1 million in agricultural loss each year. A 2011 survey conducted by UGA wildlife specialist Mike Mengak, revealed that more than $84 million was lost in the 41 counties that comprise the 41 counties in southwest Georgia.“It’s always been a problem in certain parts of the state, southwest Georgia being one of them. Pig populations grow so rapidly that it’s hard to control them,” Porter said. “It’s gradually becoming more of an issue, year in and year out.”Along with the major yield losses, feral hogs also leave aggravating messes for farmers to clean up. Porter said hogs destroy fields to the point where two or three passes are required with a tractor just to smooth the field so replanting can occur.“You’re looking at equipment costs, fuel costs and labor costs on top of your crop losses,” Porter said.Billy Sanders, a longtime Dooly County farmer, believes feral hogs are becoming increasingly problematic because of the excess rainfall the state has received over the past year. Feral hogs migrate close to water sources, such as Sandy Mount Creek in Vienna, which is just a couple of hundred yards from Sanders’ peanut field. Feral hogs destroyed 24 straight rows of Sanders’ crop last week.“In recent months, we’ve just got out of a severe drought that lasted several years, and it appears to me that being out of the drought and the water supply being more common for them everywhere, our damage is more widespread,” Sanders said.Four or five years ago, Sanders’ 60-acre peanut field was destroyed to the tune of $30,000. The devastation came after the peanuts sat in the field for three weeks because of excessive rainfall. As Sanders notes, what was initially a harvest operation quickly became a salvage operation.What’s the issue?Feral hogs are a major problem in large part because of their reproductive capacities. Charlie Killmaster, a deer and feral hog biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, says unlike deer, which breed in the fall and have their young in the spring, feral hogs breed when they’re ready and don’t stop. The result is a reproductive rate that is “just astronomical,” he said.“They can have their young as early as 6 months of age. Then the reproductive capacity is extremely high, on average, six to eight piglets per litter, up to 12,” Killmaster said. “You’ve got a relatively short gestation period of 114 days compared to deer which is 200-210 days. Theoretically, they could almost have three litters in one year.”The high populations are made worse by the animal’s unpredictability. They feed on peanut, cotton, wheat and other grain crops.Feral hogs particularly like nutgrass growing in cotton fields. Sanders has seen hogs dig a hole “half-knee deep” to get one small nut off a nutgrass plant. This makes the area unharvestable.Sanders and his family are in the process of harvesting wheat in spite of the fact that many fields are severely hog damaged. He won’t plant wheat again until the feral hog population is reduced.Feral hogs can also harm the environment. Killmaster said hogs root up nests of sea turtles, an endangered species. They also contribute to soil disturbance and interfere with tree regeneration. At times, pine trees have had to be replanted two or three times because hogs eat pine seedlings, he said.“Anywhere you have them, they’re completely destructive. They’re terribly damaging to any environment they invade,” Killmaster said. The peak times for hog damage are during planting and harvest seasons. During those times of year, it’s not uncommon for Dooly County Extension to receive a couple of calls a week about feral pigs damaging fields.Cracking down on the problemWhat can be done about a pest that reproduces rapidly and is difficult to target? One way is to crack down on the illegal transportation of hogs. Wild hogs are sometimes caught and transported to another location for hunting, which is illegal if done in an unfenced area. Transporting hogs can range from a pig in a dog box in the back of a truck to scores of swine in a 35-foot livestock trailer. “The problem is pigs breed frequently. When you move one or two hogs to a location — it only takes two hogs to make a breeding population — they will take over an area pretty quickly,” Porter said.One method he prefers for controlling feral hog damage is the use of corral traps, large enclosures that trap 20-30 pigs at one time.Porter and Killmaster were part of a brainstorming meeting held Friday, June 13. State and national officials were informed and educated about the dangers feral hogs pose to farmers and farm land throughout the state.“Our event today, in my mind, was to start a conversation, to get the powers-that-be together, see what the problem is and come together on a local, state and federal level, and find a solution that works for everybody and is cost effective,” Porter said. For more information about resolving human-wildlife conflicts, see http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=B1248.
Schedule of Upcoming ACE Assembly Programs in Vermont schools Twinfield Union School: 9:00 – 9:55 AM, Monday, September 26thWaits River Valley: 1:30 ‘ 2:30 PM, Monday, September 26thStowe Middle School: 12:30 – 3:00 PM on Tuesday, September, 27thChamplain Valley Union: 8 AM – 12 PM on Wednesday, September, 28thBurlington High School: 9 AM – 11 AM on Thursday, September 29thEssex High School: 1:00 – 2:45 PM on Thursday, September 29thMount Mansfield Union: 8:30 ‘ 11:30 AM on Friday, September 30thSpaulding High School: 1:45 ‘ 3:15 on Friday, September 30th About the Alliance for Climate Education: ACE :: Alliance for Climate Education is the national leader in high school climate science education, reaching nearly a million high school students at more than 1,500 schools nationwide since 2009. ACE educates students through free in-person multimedia assemblies presenting climate science that sticks and inspires students to take action with carbon-reducing projects at school. ACE is headquartered in Oakland, California, with educators in New England, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Colorado, North Carolina, Nevada and Wisconsin. To learn more, visit acespace.org. About Vermont Energy Education Program: For more than 20 years, VEEP has been promoting energy literacy in schools and communities throughout Vermont. VEEP offers in-class presentations, teacher training programs, energy curricula, and assistance with school energy efficiency projects. Most of VEEP’s services are available at no charge. In 2010, VEEP reached 3,500+ students in 62 schools in all 14 counties in Vermont. VEEP is an independent program of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. www.veep.org(link is external). Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) is teaming up with the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) to help Vermont high school students learn more about climate change and do something about it. This month, ACE is bringing their award-winning, all-school assembly program to eight high schools throughout the state. The one-hour multimedia presentation is designed to inspire individual actions and school-wide efforts that will reduce energy use, shrink the school’s carbon footprint, and save the school money. ‘The ACE presentation is an extremely effective way to educate students about climate change and inspire them to take action,’ notes Wendy McArdle, Managing Director of the Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP). ‘The fast-paced presentation includes colorful images, pop music, current events, humor, and even the opportunity to text. It really keeps the kids interested and engaged. I’ve never seen 500 teenagers so riveted!’ Following the presentation, students and faculty are invited to start or join an Action Team at their school. ‘This fits perfectly with VEEP’s Green School program and our general mission to promote energy literacy,’ says McArdle. VEEP began forming and working with Action Teams at CVU, Waits River, Twinfield, and Spaulding last spring. The goal is to establish a committed team of students, faculty, staff and administrators who will take responsibility for learning more about how energy is used at their school, identifying opportunities to make energy efficiency improvements and inspiring the rest of the school community to get on board. Some of the recommendations may involve an upfront cost, such as changing light bulbs or ballasts, but, according to McArdle, many of the changes focus on new behaviors ‘ turning off lights and computers, unplugging energy vampires, rethinking appliances such as mini-fridges, keeping heating vents clear of clutter, and remembering to lower the thermostat. Schools that form an Action Team and document their efforts may also participate in ACE’s Biggest Loser competition this fall. According to their website, the Action Team that sheds the most pounds of CO2 in four weeks will win $1,000. This fall, ACE is also offering a one-day Leadership Training workshop to help students and teachers learn more about how to lead efforts to combat climate change at their school. Any high school student that has seen the ACE presentation or has a presentation scheduled at their school is welcome to participate, and there is no charge. The free workshop will be held on Saturday, October 1 at Crossett Brook School in Duxbury, Vermont from 9:00 am ‘ 4:30 pm. To register, please contact Brian Stilwell at [email protected](link sends e-mail). VEEP offers in-class presentations that help students explore the science of energy, electricity and the impact of our energy choices on the environment. To schedule a VEEP presentation or learn more about ways VEEP can help increase energy literacy at your school, please visitwww.veep.org(link is external). ACE Leadership Training – for Vermont high school students who have participated in an ACE assemblySaturday, October 1 from 9am ‘ 4:30pm at Crossett Brook School in Duxbury, VT To sign up for either an ACE presentation or the Leadership Training, please contact Brian Stilwell: [email protected](link sends e-mail) To learn more about ACE, visit www.acespace.org(link is external)
“Participants boarded ships belonging to the Brazilian Navy, traveled to the beach, and managed to conquer quite a wide area, which gave other Troops the ability to disembark in larger numbers and continue the mission,” Lt. Gen. de Mattos said of the successful training session, which was completed without injury. Military officials chose the Army-owned Formosa Instruction Camp, which has hosted the training since 2013, because its combination of space and security is ideal for using the Brazilian Marine Corps’ live weaponry, according to the Lieutenant General. The Astros 2020 multiple rocket launcher, which can fire 190 rockets in 16 seconds with high accuracy, was tested for the first time in simulated combat. Service members also used modernized versions of M-113 armored vehicles, which feature a dynamic steering system and other improvements. About 2,000 members of Brazil’s Marine Force Squadron participated in its largest annual training exercise, Operation Formosa, along with seven U.S. Marines at a Brazilian Army camp 75 kilometers from Brasília between September 15 – October 13. By Dialogo November 18, 2015 This operation makes me very proud. Marine Corps! Operation Formosa — which has trained about 16,000 Brazilian service members since its inception — included four Argentine service members and five Namibian Troops this year, who shared their experiences in the areas of logistics and infantry command. Meanwhile, four of the seven participating U.S. Marines are from the U.S. Navy, two from MARFORSOUTH, and one from the USMC. The Marines from the Navy and USMC participated in every phase of the training, while the MARFORSOUTH Marines engaged in just one session. Weaponry tests After Troops transported the necessary equipment, vehicles, weapons, and munitions 1,600 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro to the Formosa Instruction Camp on September 15, the first phase of training, which was primarily logistical in nature, started on September 30. During the second stage, which ran from October 1-4, Marines engaged in drills such as shooting practice and parachuting. Personnel from the U.S. Navy and USMC conducted an expeditionary medicine exchange, sharing lessons and best practices in combat casualty care and mass casualty situations. “The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) enjoys a very strong relationship with the Brazilian Marine Corps (CFN, for its Portuguese acronym),” explained Captain Thayne Stiefvater from U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South (MARFORSOUTH). “Our primary goals in participating in Operation Formosa are to continue to build our service bonds and strengthen our ability to conduct combined operations in humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, peacekeeping, and other environments. Our goals for this year included building our interoperability for combined expeditionary medical response, aviation planning, and aviation command and control.” In the next phase of the training, which began on October 7, service personnel demonstrated the training for the media. During the final phase from October 10-13, participants engaged in a simulated sea-to-land mission known as “Head-of-the-Beach,” where they used an array of equipment, from vehicles to weapons to aircraft, to take control of a piece of land that was 12 kilometers deep and eight kilometers long. Four stages of training The training mission, which Brazil created in 2008 and which has included the U.S. since 2013, helps keep the CFN at a high level of readiness for missions in Brazil and abroad. The document outlining Brazil’s defense policy, known as the “National Defense Strategy,” describes the CFN as an expeditionary force par excellence. “The Remax proved to be very useful for our purposes,” Lt. Gen. de Mattos said. Service members tested numerous weapons during Operation Formosa, including the Remax, a remote-controlled weapons platform that can accommodate different caliber machine guns, including 7.62 mm and .50 mm, and is mounted on Piranha armored vehicles. The platform, which is equipped with night vision, was engineered by the Brazilian Army in partnership with the Brazilian company Ares and was tested for the first time by the Brazilian Marine Corps. “This year, all our equipment performed at an acceptable level, which means that they are aligned with our needs,” Lt. Gen. de Mattos added. “The Operation Formosa training satisfactorily addressed all of the goals set by the control group,” said Marine Lieutenant General Alexandre José Barreto de Mattos, the Brazilian Marines’ Chief of Personnel. “In addition, the space also allows us to simulate actual amphibious operations, despite being held near Brasília, [which is landlocked].”