Weather forecasting for aviation and marine operations in the Antarctic Peninsula region

first_imgAn account is given of one Austral summer’s experience of forecasting for flying activities and marine operations around the Antarctic Peninsula. Data available included surface and upper-air observations, analyses and forecasts from the UK Meteorological Office global, 19-level model and AVHRR satellite imagery. The numerical analyses and forecasts provided good guidance and correctly represented most of the synoptic-scale features. A number of mesoscale disturbances affected the central Peninsula area and the AVHRR imagery was very valuable in allowing the development and track of these systems to be followed. The major problems were the absence of observations to the west of the Peninsula, the lack of radiosonde ascents from the Peninsula itself and the complexity of local wind systems as a result of the topography. Forecasting frontal activity over the ocean areas was also very difficult because of the unavailability of precipitation forecasts in the GRIB data.last_img read more

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Founding members kick off CIELA club for independent agents

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Founding members kick off CIELA club for independent agents previous nextAgencies & PeopleFounding members kick off CIELA club for independent agentsWill fight influence of corporates, unfair practices and online only agents, it says.Nigel Lewis19th January 201701,511 Views A new membership club exclusively for independent estate agents is to go ahead following a meeting yesterday of 11 founding members, during which they all signed a letter of intent to begin inauguration of CIELA.The aims of CIELA – The Charter For Independent Estate and Letting Agents – are to unite independent agents against corporate domination, unfair practices and the online threat says Charlie Wright, CEO of property software firm Easymatch (pictured, left) and who had the initial idea for CIELAWright has been extremely critical of online agents such as Purplebricks, and in an open letter to agents recently said they are “undermining the whole industry” and “exploiting vulnerable first-time sellers who are naïve to the challenges and difficulties involved in a successful sale”.Wright started his business life working as a broker on the Liffe trading floor in London before setting up his first businesses for agents; photos and floorplans provider Datography, followed by thebu2iness.com, which has become Easymatch.So far eleven agency businesses owners/managers have been signed up, each to take up a regional chair role within CIELA, with a further two places exclusively reserved for women. The group will meet again on 22nd February to review the paperwork and principles of the club’s birth.The organisation has also revealed details of its likely structure. This will include 12 founding members and up to 100 regional, county and London officers. CIELA aims to recruit up to 15,000 independent agent branches around the UK.CIELA founding members so farDonald Collins, Sales Director, Go View LondonWhere: Ealing/LondonTom Bloomfield, Director, Bloomfield GreyWhere: Suffolk/EssexRichard a Brassard, Director, CourtenayWhere: Battersea/LondonKristjan Byfield, Co-Founder, BaseWhere: Shoreditch/LondonNick Goldsworthy, founder, Logic EstatesWhere: LiverpoolAndy Ferguson, founder, Logic EstatesWhere: LiverpoolPeter Wetherell, Chief Executive, WetherellWhere: Mayfair/LondonJay Chitnis, MD of HJC EstatesWhere: SurreyPerry Power, Director, Power BespokeWhere: SurreyLuke Gidney, Managing Director, Let LeedsWhere: LeedsSimon Gresswell, founding partner, Finlay BrewerWhere: West Londoncharlie wright CIELA January 19, 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 2021last_img read more

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Engineering, Clinical Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Non-Tenure Track

first_imgPosition Details Job TitleEngineering, Clinical Assistant Professor, BiomedicalEngineering, Non-Tenure Track Position TitleEngineering, Clinical Assistant Professor, BiomedicalEngineering, Non-Tenure Track Position Number Number of Vacancies Open Date11/24/2020 Desired Start Date08/09/2021 Posting Details The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or arelated discipline, as well as at least four years of full-timeindustry or government experience in medical device softwaredevelopment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (orclear potential for) distinguished student mentorship. Thecandidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and thegoals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Close Date Duties and Responsibilities CampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Job TypeFull-Time Location CodeCOLLEGE OF A&S – LSC (02100A) Department NameCOLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement onteaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website (letter writers willreceive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forwardadditional materials related to teaching excellence and samples ofscholarly publications to:Gail Baura, Ph.D., Search Committee ChairDepartment of EngineeringLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan RoadChicago, Illinois 60660Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2020 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically assessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeedcenter_img Qualifications Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Working ConditionsNone Open Until FilledYes Position End Date The Department of Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciencesat Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for afull-time non-tenure-track position at the rank of ClinicalAssistant Professor for academic year 2021-22 with expertise inEngineering Design and Biomedical Engineering. The successfulcandidate will be joining a department with 7 full-time facultymembers and over 100 undergraduate majors. Engineering began tooffer its BS Engineering degree, with a specialization inbiomedical, computer, or environmental engineering, in fall of2015, and received ABET accreditation in August, 2020. It is thefirst U.S. engineering program to integrate engineering with socialjustice. For more information about the department, please visitits website at luc.edu/engineering.This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.The successful candidate will oversee and teach sections ofBiomedical Engineering capstone design courses, and will teachsections of medical device software development and coreengineering courses, with a 4/3 teaching load. All ENGR courses aretaught using mandatory active learning, with a maximum of 24students in each course section. Job Number85TBD FLSA StatusExempt Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14599 Organizational LocationPROVOST Physical DemandsNone Special Instructions to Applicants The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or arelated discipline, as well as at least four years of full-timeindustry or government experience in medical device softwaredevelopment. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in teaching and have a record of (orclear potential for) distinguished student mentorship. Thecandidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and thegoals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeTeaching StatementResearch StatementWriting SampleScholarly PublicationsTeaching EvaluationsOther DocumentUnofficial TranscriptsMulti MediaResumeSupplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

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Tuesday Update: Beaches Closed at 51st and 52nd Streets

first_imgCheck OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Tuesday, August 18 The end of the sand-pumping pipeline sits on line with the 51st Street beach entrance as of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning (Aug. 18). The beach at 53rd Street is open, but beachgoers must travel over two sand ramps to get to the water line.PROGRESS:  As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the beach is closed for two blocks from mid-block between 50th and 51st Streets through mid-block between 52nd and 53rd streets. Beachgoers entering at 51st Street can access the beach and water to the left of the path onto the beach. Beachgoers entering at 52nd Street can access the beach and water to the right of the path onto the beach. .Work on the project resumed Thursday (Aug. 13) after an 11-week delay for dredge repairs. The beaches between 37th Street and 47th Street are complete.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed from 51st Street to 47th Street, then from 55th to 59th (by late September).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img read more

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Enter For Exclusive Access To The 2018 Tapings Of PBS’ Iconic ‘Bluegrass Underground’

first_imgEmmy Award-winning PBS concert series Bluegrass Underground is one of the most unique musical experiences out there, featuring intimate musical performances that take place literally inside of a cave deep beneath the earth. Now going on its eighth season, the beloved series has found a new, permanent home at The Caverns, located at the foot of Monteagle Mountain in the rolling hills of Grundy County, Tennessee.This year’s musical lineup includes Sam Bush Band, Brandi Carlile, Lettuce, Turnpike Troubadours, Billy Strings, Kathy Mattea, Sweet Lizzy Project, and more. See below for a complete 2018 taping schedule.We’re giving four lucky winners the chance to attend this once-in-a-lifetime experience for free! One grand prize winner will receive a season pass for a pair of tickets to all three taping weekends. Three runners-up will receive a pair of tickets to one full weekend of tapings. Enter below, then following the instructions for sharing to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!For more information and to purchase tickets, head over to their website.Spring 2018 Taping Schedule:March 24: Sweet Lizzy Project, Billy StringsMarch 25: Sam Bush Band, Aaron Lee TasjanApril 20: Brandi CarlileApril 21: Kathy Mattea, Tim O’BrienApril 22: Lettuce, Rev. SekouMay 19: Turnpike Troubadours, Flatt LonesomeMay 20: Mary Gauthier, Michael Cleveland<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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Daily Dirt: Outdoor news for March 27, 2013

first_imgYour outdoor news bulletin for March 27, 2013:Snow Delays Clingmans Dome OpeningThe planned spring opening of Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been delayed indefinitely. You may think it has to do with all the budget cut/sequestration nonsense…but you would be wrong. This latest snow storm has been a boon to ski resorts up and down the East Coast, but has caused havoc to other entities including the Clingmans Dome delay. The higher elevations of the park received upwards of 18 inches of snow of the past week, making the passage to Clingmans and the Newfound Gap Road impassible. The opening was slated for Friday, but will probably will not be opened until next week. Nature, you so crazy!Roadless Rule UpheldIn the final battle over Bill Clinton’s Roadless Rule, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia struck down a challenge by Alaska. The roadless rule protects tens of millions of acres of forest lands nation-wide against road building, and by extension, logging. The war of roads has been waged over the past decade, but was finally put to rest with this ruling. This is a victory for conservationists across the nation and for the future of nature lovers everywhere, including in the Appalachians where roadless areas dot the mountain chain from Georgia to Maine. Here is a map (PDF).A Crappy SituationIt’s one of those running jokes or scenarios that you talk about at camp. How much money would it take for you to dive into one of those natural outhouse-style toilets? Well, one man at Carter’s Lake, Ga. did it for free. The man reportedly stood on the toilet, slipped and fell five feet to the gross, nasty, disgusting bottom. He remained there for a full 70 minutes before family members were able to unlock the door and find out that, yes, he had fallen in. Classic quote from ‘spokesperson’ Lisa Parker: ““We’ve had these type of toilet facilities for 10 to 15 years, and he just mis-used the toilet, unfortunately.” Unfortunately, indeed.More, if you want it, from the Dalton Daily Citizen.last_img read more

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WATCH: Swedish Man Charged by Eurasian Bear

first_img Photo Courtesy of Gregory “Slobirdr” SmithWhat would you do if confronted by a charging bear? There are all kinds of thoughts and theories about how to behave in this situation, and if you’re lucky, they will remain thoughts and theories and never actually materialize in real life. In the unfortunate and unlikely event that you do encounter a charging bear, however, you might be well served to react in the manner of Ralph Perrson.Ralph appears to have taken his strategy straight from the trusty old textbook, Stand Your Ground and Scream Like a Banshee. Ok, it’s not really a book, but it did work for Ralph, and it is a method advocated by wilderness-savvy people everywhere. Luckily, this encounter—a fleeting ordeal in which a charging Eurasion bear takes one look at a screaming and flailing Perrson and decides to scurry back into the dark forest from which it came—was all captured on film.Take a lesson from this bear-screaming Swede by watching the videos below. One was captured by Perrson himself with a body camera, while the other was shot by his wife who was standing nearby. It is unclear whether Perrson provoked the bear by trying to capture it on film before the actual charging took place. This, of is course, would be an unwise and ill-advised move on his part. Either way, he is lucky to have escaped with his life.last_img read more

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Ed law panel seeks more members

first_img December 15, 2005 Regular News Ed law panel seeks more members Ed law panel seeks more memberscenter_img The Bar’s Education Law Committee is making a push to increase its membership.The committee, formed in 2001, provides a forum for lawyers to study legal issues, share ideas, and formulate resolutions to legal issues for lawyers that practice in education institutions in both the private and public sectors, said Dayton Michael Cramer, the committee’s chair.The committee’s CLE program and Florida Education Law Journal disseminate information regarding new developments and significant legal issues in education law to attorneys throughout the state. The committee also plays an active role in monitoring education legislation and providing input on relevant changes in the legislation.Cramer said the committee is pursuing a board certification area in education law and panel members are now in the process of reviewing and commenting on an initial draft application for certification. The draft will be discussed in detail at the committee’s January 20 meeting in Miami.Cramer invites Bar members engaged in the practice of education law to apply for appointment to the committee. He reminds present, as well as prospective, members that Bar rules require them to complete The Florida Bar Committee Preference Form by January 15 in order to be appointed or reappointed to a committee. The committee preference form is posted at floridabar.org. All appointments begin July 1 of each year.For more information about the Education Law Committee contact Cramer at [email protected]last_img read more

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Guests from the cruise will be transported by low-floor buses to Pila

first_imgAt the end of last year, Dubrovnik took the right step in the context of reducing the excessive influx of tourists into the city from cruise ships, and agreed with cruise companies that a maximum of two cruisers would sail into the most desirable cruise destination in the Mediterranean, bringing a maximum of 5000 visitors. The plan to introduce the so-called cruise fees were presented to the new president of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Adam Goldstein, and his associates at a working meeting in Berlin during the ITB trade fair in early March. “They expressed full understanding for the introduction of the fee and thanked us for informing them of this intention in a timely manner. I would like to point out that CLIA are our true partners in our project “Respect the City” because they, like us in the city administration, want the best destination experience for their guests, or we want satisfied guests regardless of arrival, but also satisfied citizens. Only through balance and through cooperation can we achieve this”Says Franković. One of the measures and novelties is the introduction of cruise guest transport to Pila and back by low-floor articulated buses. This will take over the shuttle transport from JGP Libertas, which will significantly reduce congestion on city roads. As the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mate Franković, points out, these measures will establish full control and organization of berthing of vessels on cruises, all with the aim of achieving the highest level of service provided. “We are pleased that in cooperation with the Association of Cities we managed to get the possibility of collecting the sojourn tax from one-day guests included in the proposal of the new law and that the Ministry accepted it. It was agreed that the payment still goes by ship, and talking to our partners from the CLIA, they also agreed that this is the best model. ” points out Mate Franković, the mayor of Dubrovnik. The City of Dubrovnik has recently harmonized the rules with the representatives of shipping companies and the CLIA association for season 2020. which will include additional improvements in terms of the number of guests visiting the City at the same time, all with the aim of achieving the highest level of service provided for guests and citizen satisfaction. Also, at the initiative of the City of Dubrovnik, the Ministry of Tourism, when amending the Law on Tourist Tax, introduced the collection of tourist tax for passengers on cruises. center_img Its introduction will be decided by the destinations themselves, ie local self-government units, and will be implemented at the beginning of 2021. In Dubrovnik, a sojourn tax per ship will be introduced from 2021 onwards, although the first considerations were that a sojourn tax be charged for each guest on a cruise ship. From 2021, tourist tax for cruisers as well Finally, Franković points out that the additional income from the sojourn tax for cruisers will be spent on improving the city’s communal infrastructure. “The funds will be spent on investment maintenance of roads and transport / communal infrastructure in order to increase the overall communal standard, the development of which, unfortunately, in recent decades has not followed the development of tourism and it is up to this city administration to change that.” Thus, throughout the week, from Monday to Sunday, a maximum of two cruisers a day stay in Dubrovnik. This year, there was only one problem with the blockade of the entrance to the City, due to the mooring of the MSC Sinfonie in Gruž earlier than planned. As the MSC reacted in a statement, the omission occurred as a result of unfortunate and unplanned circumstances. “Due to the earlier arrival of the ship in Dubrovnik, the unfavorable weather conditions at sea were the main reason for it, due to which Sinfonia missed the berth in Mykonos on the way from Venice and headed directly to Dubrovnik.”Stressed from MSC Cruises apologizing that this event was an exception caused by external factors.last_img read more

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Paris marathon cancelled as COVID-19 cases pick up in France

first_imgThis year’s Paris marathon has been cancelled, organizers said on Wednesday, as France battles against a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus.The marathon was originally due to take place on April 5 but had been postponed to Nov. 15 because of the pandemic.”After having tried everything to maintain the event, we, alongside the City of Paris, feel obliged to cancel the 2020 edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris and the Paris Breakfast Run,” organizers said in a statement. “Faced with the difficulty that many runners, especially those coming from abroad, had in making themselves available… it was decided that it would be better… for those concerned if we organized the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris in 2021.”We will be working side-by-side with the City of Paris to put on a 2021 edition that brings together the most passionate runners on the most beautiful streets in the world.”The Paris marathon, one of the most popular events on the global running calendar which routinely attracts over 40,000 participants, is the latest to be disrupted by the worldwide novel coronavirus outbreak.In June, the New York City Marathon was cancelled while the Boston Marathon was also scrapped for the first time in its 124-year history.Marathon majors in Berlin and Chicago were also cancelled while the London Marathon, originally set for April, was postponed to Oct. 4 and will be run as an elite-only event.France has reported over 236,000 infections and more than 30,000 deaths from COVID-19. Topics :last_img read more

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