Local and remote influences on the heat content of the Labrador Sea: an adjoint sensitivity study

first_imgThe Labrador Sea is one of the few regions on the planet where the interior ocean can exchange heat directly with the atmosphere via strong, localized, wintertime convection, with possible implications for the state of North Atlantic climate and global surface warming. Using an observationally‐constrained ocean adjoint model, we find that annual mean Labrador Sea heat content is sensitive to temperature/salinity changes (1) along potential source water pathways (e.g. the subpolar gyre, the North Atlantic Current, the Gulf Stream) and (2) along the West African and European shelves, which are not significant source water regions for the Labrador Sea. The West African coastal/shelf adjustment mechanism, which may be excited by changes in along‐shelf wind stress, involves pressure anomalies that propagate along a coastal waveguide towards Greenland, changing the across‐shelf pressure gradient in the North Atlantic and altering heat convergence in the Labrador Sea. We also find that non‐local (in space and time) heat fluxes (e.g. in the Irminger Sea, the seas south of Iceland) can have a strong impact on Labrador Sea heat content. Understanding and predicting the state of the Labrador Sea and its potential impacts on North Atlantic climate and global surface warming will require monitoring of oceanic and atmospheric properties at remote sites in the Irminger Sea, the subpolar gyre, and along the West African and European shelf/coast system, among others. Plain Language SummaryThere are only a handful of locations on Earth where natural processes can rapidly inject heat and carbon into the interior ocean, where it can remain for decades to centuries, potentially slowing global surface warming. One of these locations is the Labrador Sea, which features strong exchanges of heat with the atmosphere and exceptionally deep mixing between the surface ocean and interior ocean. In this paper, we examine the factors that influence the heat content of the Labrador Sea. Using a numerical model, we find that although the heat content is most sensitive to local exchanges with the atmosphere, there is an unexpected connection between the heat content of the Labrador Sea and wind strength along the coast of West Africa and Europe. Sustained changes in wind strength in those regions can change the large‐scale circulation of the entire North Atlantic, ultimately changing the amount of heat that gets transported into the Labrador Sea and potentially impacting North Atlantic climate and global surface warming.last_img read more

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Managing agents could be sued under selective licensing laws

first_imgLetting agents who fail to obtain licences for rented properties that fall under selective licensing rules could be held jointly accountable with the landlords, says David Kirwan (below), from Kirwans law firm.He said that agents could be prosecuted either alongside or instead of landlords for failing to license properties on their books, and warned that a conviction could result in crippling fines and a criminal record.“Councils such as Liverpool have made it clear that they will go after managing agents that they deem to be flouting the rules and will not hesitate to prosecute where they feel it is appropriate,” he says.In September 2018, a managing agent was fined almost £4,000 and handed a criminal record under selective licensing laws after pleading guilty to renting out 12 properties without a licence from Liverpool City Council.At that point, the council was reported to have served 1,700 legal notices since the city’s Landlord Licensing scheme had begun in April 2015 and was at the time considering almost 1,300 cases for prosecution.In addition, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the National Landlords Association made earlier this year revealed that Liverpool City Council was the front-runner when it came to prosecuting letting agents, with a total of 13 prosecuted in the four-year period between 2014/15 to 2017/18.By comparison, 53 per cent of the 20 councils questioned had not prosecuted any letting agents, while a further 32 per cent had prosecuted three or less.However Liverpool is not the only council to have pursued letting agents under selective licensing rules; in May this year, a landlord and their managing agent were ordered by Canterbury magistrates to pay a fine of £1,000, in addition to costs of £120 and a victim surcharge of £100 for renting out flats without a selective licence from Thanet District Council.Read more about select licensing.Kirwan Law Firm David Kirwan Liverpool National Landlords Association selective licensing October 22, 2019Nigel 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 » Managing agents could be sued under selective licensing laws previous nextRegulation & LawManaging agents could be sued under selective licensing lawsPrediction is made by leading legal expert based on experience of Liverpool agent who was hit with a bill of almost £4,000 and a criminal record.Sheila Manchester22nd October 201901,309 Viewslast_img read more

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Russia: Submarines Dmitry Donskoy, Yuru Dolgoruky Return to Sevmash

first_img View post tag: Yuru June 22, 2011 Russia: Submarines Dmitry Donskoy, Yuru Dolgoruky Return to Sevmash View post tag: Russia View post tag: Dmitry View post tag: Donskoy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Return Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Submarines View post tag: Dolgoruky Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Submarines Dmitry Donskoy, Yuru Dolgoruky Return to Sevmash Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) Dmitry Donskoy and Yury Dolgoruky on June 18 returned from the first trials in this year. The subs were met by top-ranking naval officers and directors of Sevmash shipyard.Submarine commanding officers Oleg Tsybin and Vladimir Shirin along with the shipyard’s engineers-in-charge Evgeny Slobodian and Nikolai Semakov reported to White Sea Naval Base Commander Viktor Liina and acting Director General of JSC Sevmash Andrei Diachkov that the trial had been successfully completed.The cruise participants made summaries on the trial program at a meeting held after the subs’ arrival. The crews and trial teams feel well and are ready for new trial phases after supply replenishment.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, June 22, 2011; View post tag: Sevmash Share this articlelast_img read more

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Mexican Navy Orders Three Damen Stan Patrol Vessels

View post tag: Damen Mexican Navy Orders Three Damen Stan Patrol Vessels The Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina – SEMAR) and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group have signed contracts for three, 42-metre patrol vessels in addition to their existing fleet. All ships will be of the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 design.This contract is again proof of the good, ongoing relationship between the Mexican Navy and Damen. The three SPa 4207 vessels, known in Mexico as the Ténochtitlan class, will be built by the Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico. Damen will provide the engineering, material package, technical assistance and crew training.The vessels will be named after Mexican historical sites and are expected to be launched in 2016. With these three patrol vessels, the total number of vessels in the Ténochtitlan class will come to ten.Damen Coastal and Offshore Patrol Vessels already operate for years in the coastal waters of the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras, Cape Verde and the Netherlands. Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Mexican Navy Orders Three Damen Stan Patrol Vessels View post tag: Mexican Navy January 12, 2016 read more

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Queen makes Magdalen College visit

first_imgHer Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh visited Magdalen College, Oxford this Thursday. The royal visit marked the end of Magdalen’s 550th anniversary celebrations.Small groups of locals and students gathered either side of Magdalen Bridge to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple’s arrival at 12.55pm.Escorted by police and security vehicles, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the entrance gate where they were driven into St. John’s Quad.There was a heavy police presence during the visit, with officers stationed along the length of Magdalen Bridge to prevent crowds getting too close.The Queen was greeted by Professor David Clary, President of Magdalen College, and his wife Heather. After meeting students in the President’s Lodgings, the royal party went on to have lunch with Fellows, students and staff in the College Hall.Lunch with the QueenMembers of the college who dined with the Queen were chosen by means of a ballot, with 120 successful out of 900 entries. Around three quarters of Magdalen students entered the ballot.Despite the Oxford Republican group’s intention to protest on the day, the visit went ahead without any disruption. A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police remarked, “everything’s gone fine”.There was, however, a small group of animal rights protesters stationed opposite the entrance to the college. The protersters, who were marking their opposition to the biomedical research facility on South Parks Road, had brought a banner and posters in order to capitalise on the publicity surrounding the monarch’s visit.One of the protesters was optimistic about how their message had been received, stating “we’ve had a good response”.High securitySecurity at the college was visibly high, with all Magdalen students needing proof of identity before being allowed to enter the grounds. Porters, security service personnel and the police were posted at all entrances.Students of the college expressed delight at the Queen’s appearance. First-year History student Colin Sherwood said “It’s exciting that she’s here and I’m impressed that Magdalen’s birthday merits a royal visit”.The Queen last came to Oxford in 2006, though this week marked the first visit that the Queen had made to Magdalen College itself since 1948. She was then Princess Elizabeth, collecting an Honorary Degree from the University.Before visiting Magdalen, the royal couple arrived in Banbury where the Queen opened the Leonard Cheshire Disability Care Home while the Duke of Edinburgh was given a tour of Prodrive.After leaving Magdalen, the Queen and the Duke went on to Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital where they were officially opened the west wing and the children’s hospital.last_img read more

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Meadowlands Hospital on track to be sold to Long Island real-estate…

first_imgOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA SECAUCUS–Meadowlands Hospital is set to be sold to a multimillionaire real-estate developer, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. Yan Moshe, based in Long Island, owns multiple surgery centers in Bergen County, per the report. He will only pay $5 million of the $12.2 million bid he placed for the hospital last year, provided the state approve the sale, the website added. At that time, he had filed an application with the state Department of Health, reportedly pledging $3 million in upgrades at the hospital.If Moshe’s purchase receives approval, the hospital’s owners will lend him the remaining balance, the report said. He would also have to pay another $26 million for the hospital’s land, NorthJersey said.Regulators have also reportedly questioned the deal, asking if Moshe has the assets to run Meadowlands, and even if the hospital serves a purpose. Four other hospitals are located within seven miles of Meadowlands. ×OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAlast_img read more

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Red Raiders Look to Improve to 3-0 at Absegami

first_imgBy Tim KellyThe Ocean City High School football team will attempt to improve its record to 3-0 on Friday night when the Red Raiders travel to Absegami to take on the Braves in a West Jersey Football League Independence Division game.It’s a 7 p.m. kickoff for the game at the Galloway Township school on Wrangleboro Road, which is just off the Jimmie Leeds Road exit of the Garden State Parkway.Absegami, which traditionally has a strong football program, is currently 1-2. The Braves started their season earlier than most, and fast, with a 23-6 win at home against Pemberton on Aug. 30. But in the two subsequent games, they lost 27-0 at Mainland and 41-6 to neighborhood rival Cedar Creek at home.Ocean City is facing its third consecutive Group IV foe. The Raiders opened the season at Egg Harbor Township with a 25-6 win on Sept. 7, and followed that up a week later with a 41-20 takedown of Bridgeton in their home opener.This week’s game promises to be strong test for Ocean City despite the Braves’ record. Absegami will be in front of its home crowd and should be motivated to play well after two straight lopsided defeats. The Braves would like nothing more than to knock Ocean City from the ranks of the unbeaten.The Red Raiders, 2-0 for the first time in 17 years, are coming off their most impressive win to date. After spotting Bridgeton a 6-0 lead on the Bulldogs’ first possession, Ocean City answered with a 5-yard keeper for a touchdown by quarterback Ian Aungst and they took the lead on Henry Souto’s extra point.Senior QB Aungst went 14-for-25 passing, for 240 yards and four TDs against Bridgeton. He connected with Brandon Lashley on 18- and 13-yard scoring passes, and on the ensuing kickoff, Brian Beckman recovered the ball for Ocean City on the Bridgeton 38.With time for one last play in the half, Aungst lofted a pass for the end zone, which Lashley came down with, despite tight coverage, for a 34-12 lead at the half. “The roar that went up on that last play was as loud as I’ve heard in our stadium in years,” Red Raiders Coach Kevin Smith said in his weekly e-mail chain.Red Raiders Head Coach Kevin Smith talks to his players during the win against Bridgeton.The offensive explosion in the first half was a by-product of Bridgeton’s outstanding run defense. “We took what we were giving us and we have good receivers,” Smith said.In addition to Lashley’s performance, which earned him a game ball, Jake Schneider caught four passes for 77 yards.In the second half, Ocean City’s defense took over, although Bridgeton added a special teams TD in the third quarter on a 75-yard punt return. Austin Green and Suoto closed out the scoring when Green chased down an errant punt snap in the Bridgeton end zone and Suoto added his fifth consecutive extra point for the final margin. Ocean City High School’s Red Raiders football team takes the field during last Friday’s home opener against Bridgeton (Photos courtesy of OCHSfootball.com)last_img read more

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FSA action on irradiated yeast

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency has taken action to stop the sale of a number of products which contain dried irradiated yeast from China, in breach of UK regulations. The products recalled include some batches of Snacks Unlimited’s Weight Watchers Smokey Bacon Corn Bites and Burton’s Snackrite Mini Cheese Thins, Mini Pickle Thins and Tesco Baked Mini Cheese Thins (see below for batch numbers).While the agency has taken action to remove the affected yeast and products not yet on sale from the food chain, it will not recall products currently on sale or those which have been sold. The yeast and affected products do not pose a safety risk.Spot testing by a US company revealed that the yeast, which originated from China’s Shanghai Evergreen Chemicals Company, was irradiated. It was imported into the UK by food broker FuerstDay Lawson and distributed to food manufacturers by Overseal Natural Ingredients. The FSA’s chief scientist Andrew Wadge said: “This is not a food safety issue. But it is a breach of regulations and the sensible and proportionate approach is to prevent any more getting into the food chain. The Agency is ensuring manufacturers dispose of this product.”The agency has organised a meeting with food manufacturers.Irradiation raises the temperature of food by a few degrees to kill bacteria. Current UK regulations only allow for the irradiation of seven categories of food, not including yeast.Affected products are: Snacks Unlimited’s Weight Watchers Smokey Bacon Corn Bites; batch 8153 BBE 21 September 2008 and batch 8157 BBE 25 September 2008; Burton’s Snackrite Mini Cheese Thins BBE 22 October 2008 to 22 November 2008, Snackrite Mini Pickle Thins BBE 25 October 2008 to 22 November 2008 and Tesco Baked Mini Cheese Thins BBE 25 October 2008 to 22 November 2008.last_img read more

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News story: The DCMS Review

first_imgRead the latest edition of the DCMS Review here Sign up to get The DCMS Review in your inbox every month The DCMS Review is the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s monthly newsletter, featuring a round-up of our latest news, announcements and Ministerial visits.The Review also features monthly highlights including: feature videos, Instagram highlights and useful information for organisations and people across our sectors.center_img ArchiveSeptember and OctoberAugust | July | June | May | April | March | February | January |last_img

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Saint Mary’s students awarded opportunities at Fannie Mae

first_imgThree Saint Mary’s students embarked on a trip to learn about mortgages and affordable American housing with Fannie Mae during a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.Juniors Grace Hillman, Anna Mason and Mary Wandor traveled to the nation’s capital during winter break to participate in an externship established by Saint Mary’s alumna Renee Schultz. Editor’s Note: Anna Mason is the Associate Photo Editor at The Observer.As the senior vice president of capital markets at Fannie Mae, Schultz felt like she could give back to the community that helped her reach her goals by creating an opportunity for women to gain experience in the capital markets, as stated in a College press release.“The externship takes place over the winter or spring break and is fully funded by Saint Mary’s alumna Renee Schultz ’92,” director of the Career Crossings Office Stacie Jeffirs said in an email. “Fannie Mae serves the people who house America. They are the leading source of financing for mortgage lenders, providing access to affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. Their financing makes sustainable homeownership and workforce rental housing a reality for millions of Americans.”What began as an opportunity to network with women leaders in the mortgage industry has evolved to include a “summer internship program with the goal of Saint Mary’s interns receiving offers for full-time positions for after graduation,” Jeffirs said.Keeping with Schultz’s goal of encouraging female representation in the capital markets industry, Wandor said students interacted with many women in leadership positions.“We met a lot of executive women, which was really important to Renee, for us to see that there are a lot of women that are higher up at the company,” Wandor said. “We got to do a lot of that. It was really cool because I got to see what various people did in the company, especially with what I’ll be doing, too.”As an economics and engineering double major, Wandor said she found the externship to be enlightening and is looking forward to her summer internship with Fannie Mae’s economics team.“It was something very different to anything I’ve ever done. I had so much information thrown at me at once, but I loved it,” she said. “The whole experience, every second was just something new and exciting.”Hillman is a business administration major who will be interning with the company’s balance management unit this summer. She said the externship was not only a great way to make connections, but also a chance to learn more about Fannie Mae.“It was a good trip just to see more of the mission of Fannie Mae, too,” Hillman said. “Their mission is to provide affordable housing to America, and I think that’s a really commendable thing to do.”Hillman said the externship was an inspiring experience that was relevant to the future in a financial institution she sees for herself.“There are a lot of good role models at Fannie Mae,” she said. “It’s staggering how many women leaders they have on their executive team and stuff. It’s something to work for.”Tags: Fannie Mae, Internships, Renee Schultz, Washington D.C.last_img read more

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