Historical SAM variability. Part II: Twentieth-century variability and trends from reconstructions, observations, and the IPCC AR4 models

first_imgThis second paper examines the Southern Hemisphere annular mode (SAM) variability from reconstructions, observed indices, and simulations from 17 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) models from 1865 to 2005. Comparisons reveal the models do not fully simulate the duration of strong natural variability within the reconstructions during the 1930s and 1960s. Seasonal indices are examined to understand the relative roles of forced and natural fluctuations. The models capture the recent (1957-2005) positive SAM trends in austral summer, which reconstructions indicate is the strongest trend during the last 150 yr; ozone depletion is the dominant mechanism driving these trends. In autumn, negative trends after 1930 in the reconstructions are stronger than the recent positive trend. Furthermore, model trends in autumn during 1957-2005 are the most different from observations. Both of these conditions suggest the recent autumn trend is most likely natural climate variability, with external forcing playing a secondary role. Many models also produce significant spring trends during this period not seen in observations. Although insignificant, these differences arise because of vastly different spatial structures in the Southern Hemisphere pressure trends. As the trend differences between models and observations in austral spring have been increasing over the last 30 yr, care must be exercised when examining the future SAM projections and their impacts in this season. read more

Barefield, Allen Earn Pac-12 All-Conference Honors

first_imgMarch 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Barefield, Allen Earn Pac-12 All-Conference Honors Barefield, who totaled 1,000 points in his career earlier this season, has accumulated 516 points scored this season, becoming the fifth Utah player in the last six years to score at least 500 points in a season. He has also drained 92 three-pointers on the season, which currently ranks third-most in single-season school history. Allen is Utah’s first-ever player to be named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. The Pac-12 Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year and John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year will be announced Monday evening at 5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network in a special hour long Pac-12 Sports Report. Tags: All-Pac-12/Sedrick Barefield/Timmy Allen/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Barefield averaged a team-best 17.2 points per game overall, while scoring 18.7 points in Pac-12 Conference games only. His 17.2 points per game average ranked fifth among players in the league. He shot .416 from the field overall. .398 from three-point range and .825 from the charity stripe. He dished out 115 assists, registered 29 steals and pulled down 2.1 rebounds per game. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN FRANCISCO – Utah senior Sedrick Barefield has been named to the 15 member All-Pac-12 men’s basketball team, the league office announced on Monday. Freshman Timmy Allen was also honored, being named to the five member Pac-12 All-Freshman team.center_img Written by Barefield becomes the fifth Utah player in the past six seasons to earn all-Pac-12 first-team honors. He joins Delon Wright (2014, 2015), Jacob Poeltl (2016), Kyle Kuzma (2017) and Justin Bibbins (2018) as the only Utah players to earn first-team accolades. Allen, a native of Mesa, Ariz., averaged 12.2 points and pulled down 5.3 rebounds in his first season donning the Red and White for the Runnin’ Utes. Allen ranked second on the team with a .583 shooting percentage and ranked third with 25 steals. In a vote by all 12-league coaches, Barefield was one of 10 first team selections. Five players were named to the second team, while four players were named honorable mention. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Two Alabama standouts among four Heisman Trophy finalists

first_imgDecember 25, 2020 /Sports News – National Two Alabama standouts among four Heisman Trophy finalists FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LOUIS MILMAN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The finalists for the 2020 Heisman Trophy were announced last night, and a pair of teammates from Alabama both made the cut.Quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith are among the four finalists, joined by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Florida QB Kyle Trask.The award will be given out on January 5, during a virtual ceremony. All four players have had spectacular seasons, but the voting is expected to be fairly close. Smith led the nation with 98 catches, 1,511 receiving yards and 17 touchdown receptions. If he were to win the Heisman, he would be the first non-quarterback to do so since Alabama running back Derrick Henry in 2015. The last wide receiver to win was Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991.Jones led the Crimson Tide to an undefeated regular season, and a berth in the College Football Playoff as the top seed. He is in his first full year as a starting quarterback, tossing 32 touchdowns to just four interceptions.Lawrence, expected to be the top selection in the NFL Draft, has gone 34-1 as Clemson’s starter. He, too, led his team to a College Football Playoff berth, locking down the #2 seed.And Trask set several school records while compiling one of the best years a Florida QB has ever had — registering 43 touchdown throws and more than 4,000 yards through the air.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

London house is first in UK bought via a mortgage deed signed and lodged online

first_imgHome » News » London house is first in UK bought via a mortgage deed signed and lodged online previous nextRegulation & LawLondon house is first in UK bought via a mortgage deed signed and lodged onlineDigital revolution makes its first official move into conveyancing as HM Land Registry endeavours to use technology to make it faster and simpler.Nigel Lewis6th April 20180850 Views onRotherhithe in London will soon be famous for more than just its Brunel-built tunnel underneath the Thames.Yesterday, a house there became the UK’s first home purchased via a mortgage deed signed and lodged with the Land Registry online and without the need for a physical or witnessed signature.This begins a process that will see much of conveyancing and the mortgage lending process move from mountains of paper to an online procedure which, agents will be relieved to hear, is set to significantly speed up sales progression.This first transaction was completed by the Land Registry in partnership with Coventry Building Society and conveyancing firm Enact as part of an initial test.It included using the government’s online identity verification system GOV.UK Verify to enable the borrower involved to sign the mortgage deed online without the need for a witness.PioneeringThe pioneering transaction is part of the Land Registry’s attempts to transform the conveyancing market by making home buying quicker and simpler.And although a small first step, the Land Registry says the transaction follows months of testing with Coventry Building Society and Enact.“By working with partners in the industry, we have secured a simpler and faster service for the benefit of home owners,” says HM Land Registry Chief Executive Graham Farrant (pictured, left).“We are looking forward to rolling this out nationally and will be working with more conveyancers and lenders to do so.”Coventry Building Society says it has been using the Land Registry’s  e-signature system for some time but only for re-mortgaging customers, which it says have found “the process simple, quick and secure”.        Land Registry mortgage deeds online Coventry Building Society e-conveyancing Enact Conveyancing April 6, 2018Nigel 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

Philippines: Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX

first_img October 10, 2012 View post tag: Richard View post tag: PHIBLEX View post tag: begin The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began an Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with an opening ceremony aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Oct. 8.PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral exercise held in conjunction with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and is designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. and Philippine forces. “The missions contained in the exercise will test and strengthen the MEU and ARG’s capability across a wide spectrum of activities,” said Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Gudgin, the future operations planner for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11. “PHIBLEX also assists the Philippines in training their forces to become better at sovereign security and more efficient in the use of their assets.”PHIBLEX is scheduled to last 10 days and will be conducted at sea and ashore in the Republic of the Philippines. The focus this year is on several humanitarian assistance and infrastructure projects along with tactical field training.“During the exercise, units from the III Marine Expeditionary Force train with units from all different branches of the AFP in order to strengthen ties and improve cooperation between the two militaries,” said Marine Capt. Jarrod Larson, assistant air officer and lead PHIBLEX planner for the 31st MEU. “The United States has a long standing relationship of mutual cooperation with the AFP and PHIBLEX is an important part of keeping that relationship strong and viable.”Bonhomme Richard, commanded by Capt. Daniel Dusek, is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group and is currently operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,October 10, 2012; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippines: Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX Philippines: Bonhomme Richard ARG, 31st MEU Begin PHIBLEX View post tag: Navy View post tag: ARGcenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: MEU Share this article View post tag: Bonhomme View post tag: News by topic Training & Education View post tag: 31stlast_img read more

CHANNEL 44 News: Verdicts Have Been Given for Three Indiana Officers

first_imgVerdicts Have Been Given for Three Indiana OfficersThe Police Merit Commission has come to a decision for the fate of three Evansville officers accused of excessive force. Officer Nick Henderson will receive a 21-day suspension. Sergeant Kyle Kassel will have no demotion in rank. Officer…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Butterscotch Bakery’s new afternoon tea site

first_imgLondon-based Butterscotch Bakery is to open its second site in Marylebone, London, specialising in afternoon tea.Opening on 15 February, Butterscotch Tea Room will be located on James Street in Marylebone and split over two floors. The bottom floor will be a café space with footstools and window bench seating, while the top floor will be the bakery’s afternoon tea room, featuring white marble tables and handmade paper flower walls.Customers will be able to select from two afternoon tea options: Poppy Morning Tea and Jasmine Evening Tea. Poppy Morning Tea will offer customers mini smashed avocado on toast and toasted crumpets, while the Jasmine Evening Tea will include Bakewell Fizz Prosecco cocktails.The bakery will offer customers the opportunity to see the new site before the opening from 10-13 February.“I want people to feel like they can come to Butterscotch for a good time, whether it’s a cocktail and a slice of cake or a full-blown affair with all the trimmings,” said Butterscotch Bakery founder Bea Vo.Bea Vo originally founded Bea’s of Bloomsbury in 2008 and left the company in 2014 before launching Butterscotch online and later opening its first site in White City Place, London.last_img read more

Listen To “Voodoo”, The New Collaboration From Cofresi And Flamingosis

first_imgProducers Cofresi and Flamingosis have just released an exciting new collaboration! Titled “Voodoo,” the song captures the live elements that both producers incorporate into their unique music.Cofresi, being a drummer and instrumentalist, has continued to push the boundaries of electronic music with his one-of-a-kind style. His live performances are something to behold, and you can catch him performing at the Russ Liquid Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, on Thursday, December 29th at the Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, LA. Details here.Meanwhile, Flamingosis is rooted in both disco and hip hop genres, and has used those insatiable beats to amass an impressive following in a short period of time. Both Cofresi and Flamingosis continue to toe the line of electronic music’s potential, and their work together is equally as groundbreaking.Check out their new track “Voodoo,” streaming below.last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Revive “Haleakala Crater”, Perform Full ‘Hot Air Balloon’ Rock Opera At Hometown NYE Run [Full Videos]

first_imgAll in all, the 20th anniversary of The Hot Air Balloon Rock Opera was an enormous success, but the Biscuits had one last set to finish 2018 strong. Like they’ve done so many times before, they counted down into the new year with “Helicopters”, as the band and fans screamed, “Happy New Year, Look Out Below!”. They cranked the energy up as high as they could to finish the run as strong as it started, jamming into “Mr. Don” > “The Great Abyss” and back into the ending of “Helicopters” in true Bisco fashion.When the lights came on, the crowd was speechless. All they could do was cheer as loud as they possibly could. It was obvious that the band and crew had worked tirelessly to create the best possible experience for their die-hard fans to look back on, and it will be remembered as one of the most historic runs in Biscuits history. The band is showing no signs of letting up in 2019, with a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre scheduled in less than a month. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride, because the Disco Biscuits are here to stay.12/31/18 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 12/28/18Set 1: The Overture, Once The Fiddler Paid, The Very Moon[1]> Voices Insane, EulogySet 2: Bazaar Escape[2]> Mulberry’s Dream, Above The Waves, Hot Air Balloon[3]Set 3: Helicopters[4]> Mr. Don[5]> The Great Abyss> Helicopters[4]Encore: Run Like Hell[1] with Holly Bowling on piano during intro[2] with ‘Voices Insane’ bridge[3] with New Year’s Eve countdown[4] with New Year’s Eve lyrics[5] unfinishedSets 1 and 2 were the 9th complete performance of the Hot Air Balloon rock opera, played on the 20th anniversary of its debut Another year has come and gone, and the Disco Biscuits ended it in spectacular fashion at The Fillmore in their home city of Philadelphia, PA. After a stretch of shows in Frisco, Colorado, and Mexico for Holidaze, the band and crew were primed to put on a four-night run that would be engraved in the minds of fans for years to come.From the first set to the final note, the compositions were tight and the jams were driven and thematic. All four members were clicking at an exceptionally high level and their synchronicity was beyond evident as they performed with the same aggressiveness that catapulted them to success twenty-plus years ago.The first night of the run started off with a bang with a monstrous “Basis for A Day > Crystal Ball > Basis for A Day”. The second “Basis” jam will be looked back on as one of the most impressive jams of 2018. Fans looked at each other in disbelief as an unforgiving tidal wave of trance-fusion rushed from the stage. It was pure mayhem in the best possible way. Keyboardist Aron Magner used his synthesizers like weapons of digital destruction as bassist Marc Brownstein and drummer Allen Aucoin provided a necessary backbone. Once the melody got tossed to guitarist Jon “Barber” Gutwillig, he caught it and sprinted into the end zone with ease. They finished the set with one of the most classic 1.0 segments in their catalogue, “Stone > Devils Waltz”. It showcases a completely different side of the band and is a prime example of how vast their spectrum of sound is.They kept their foot on the gas in the second set with a handful of standout moments, one being a memorable version of an inverted “Highwire” sandwiched in between “Hope”. Another came when they jammed out of “7-11” into their classic cover of Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies”. But nobody in attendance or watching at home will argue that the most unforgettable moment came at the end of the set. For the first time since 12/27/04, the Disco Biscuits busted out the famed “Haleakala Crater”, a song that many fans have been chasing for well over ten years. There were tears, there were smiles, there were cheers, high fives, and hugs. It was a truly extraordinary moment in Biscuits history as it was the first time that the song has been played with drummer Allen Aucoin behind the kit.12/28/18 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: The Disco Biscuits]12/28/18 – “Haleakala Crater”[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 12/28/18Set 1: Basis For A Day> Crystal Ball> Basis For A Day, Stone> The Devil’s WaltzSet 2: Hope> Highwire[1]> Hope, 7-11[2]> Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy, Haleakala Crater[3]Encore: Floes[1] inverted version[2] unfinished[3] last played 12/27/2004 (675 shows)Once the Disco Biscuits have momentum on their side, the sky is the limit and the musical possibilities are endless. They could not miss during the first set of 12/29. There was no noodling or miscommunications between band members. None of them stepped on each other’s toes or overplayed in a way that was unnecessary. Their individual decision making was conducive to one thing and one thing only—laying down the most impressive and complete set possible.After opening with a phenomenal standalone version of “42”, they took the crowd into deep waters with a three-song segment that was patient and explosive. “Resurrection > Naeba (inverted) > Pilin’ It Higher” was everything that a diehard Biscuits fan looks for when travelling around the country to see them. Since adding two Fender Stratocasters to his setup, Barber’s playing has been passionate and reinvigorated. “Resurrection” is one of the most groove-heavy songs that the Biscuits play, with a thick bassline and a steady rhythm that swings naturally. The band jammed into an inverted “Naeba” and the song’s blissfulness washed over the crowd, but that brightness soon turned into a nasty sonic assault of darkness. The extreme contrast in the Biscuits sound is what makes them stand out as the premier jamtronica act in the scene. “Pilin’ It Higher” gave Allen a chance to show off his ridiculous drum n’ bass chops as it always does, and his mechanics were absolutely brain shattering. Set one of 12/29 will undoubtedly be re-listened to for years to come.It seemed it would be a  difficult task to top that set, but the Biscuits followed it up with a massive palindrome that would best be described as non-stop tenacity. “Reactor > Orch Theme > I-Man > Gangster > I-Man > Orch Theme > Reactor” is the type of set that a fan would submit to the band as a fantasy setlist. It was dynamic with peaks and valleys that kept the audience engaged from start to finish. By the time they dropped into “Gangster”, the foundation of The Fillmore was shaking with a ferociousness that most outsiders wouldn’t be able to handle. But for the fans that have been to countless Biscuits shows, it was heavenly in the most sinister way possible. The jam out of “Gangster” was flawless, as they dropped their volume all the way down and the crowd went crazy, Barber laughing away. One can only imagine that he was thinking: “We cannot miss tonight”. The “I-man” was beautiful, but the jam into “Orch Theme” was comparable to a volcanic eruption. After landing in the ending of “Reactor”, they encored with an especially bluesy version of “Barfly” that had fans singing along in unison. All in all, it was one of the most complete shows of the year.12/29/18 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 12/28/18Set 1: 42, Resurrection> Naeba[1]> Pilin’ It High[2]Set 2: Reactor> Orch Theme> I-Man> Gangster> I-Man> Orch Theme> ReactorEncore: Barfly[3][1] inverted version[2] Perfume version[3] last played 12/26/2014 (136 shows)By the time the third night came around, the band and fans were riding so high, it would be impossible for the music not to hold up to the previous nights. The first set contained another segment that is a definite contender for segment of the year, as “Feeling Twisted > Catalyst (inverted) > Morph Dusseldorf (inverted) > Down to the Bottom” featured the most risk-taking of the run to that point.It was the first time that the band inverted “Catalyst” and only the second time that they inverted “Morph Dusseldorf”, both of which are challenging feats that can only be achieved when the band is playing at their best. The funk jam out of “Morph” had the crowd swaying as one as Brownstein and Allen gave Barber and Magner a pocket to sit in and explore for as long as they wanted. The tone of Barber’s new Stratocaster sounded perfect as he found one immaculate riff after another. He capped it off with one of the most ferocious guitar solos that he’s played on the new axe. From there, Allen sped the tempo up to a steady gallop and the band slid into “Down to the Bottom” with undeniable swagger, ending the set on a high note.The Biscuits fanbase lost a few great fans in 2018, so when they opened up the second set of 12/30 with “Eulogy”, there were definitely some watery eyes in the room. Next came a standalone version of “House Dog Party Favor” that got digitally psychedelic before building into one of the steepest peaks of the run.Just like the previous night, they finished off the second set with a tremendous segment. The band used space to their advantage during “Mindless Dribble” > “Crickets” (inverted) > “Sabre Dance”. Magner and Barber took turns painting illustrious auditory landscapes on the enormous canvas that Brownstein and Allen provided. During the first notes of “Crickets”, they were all smiling with a contagious youthful energy. It was as if they somehow captured their emotions from twenty years ago in a bottle and popped the cork for this run. “Sabre Dance” is another challenging composition that is easy to get lost in, but they nailed it. They finally encored with “Svenghali”, another glorious example of the Disco Biscuits and their signature trance-fusion.12/30/18 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 12/28/18Set 1: Frog Legs, Feeling Twisted> Catalyst[1][2]> Morph Dusseldorf[1]> Down To The BottomSet 2: Eulogy[3], House Dog Party Favor, Mindless Dribble> Crickets[1]> Sabre Dance[4]Encore: Svenghali[1] inverted version[2] first time inverted[3] last played 12/27/2013 (165 shows)[4] last played 7/18/2015 (117 shows)By the time New Year’s Eve came around, rumors were flying about what they had up their sleeve for the finale. A number of fans had a feeling the band would play their Hot Air Balloon rock opera in its entirety, and they turned out to be right.Upon entering The Fillmore for the final Biscuits show of the year, fans were greeted by staff and handed a playbill that read, “The Disco Biscuits Present A 20th Anniversary Performance of The Hot Air Balloon Rock Opera.” The two-act song cycle was written by Gutwillig in 1998 and debuted on New Year’s Eve at the intimate Silk City Diner in Philadelphia. It has only been played in its entirety three times in the 2000’s, and only once since Allen Aucoin joined the band. The last time was on Halloween in 2007, so a lot of the younger fans had never witnessed it.The band split the acts up in the first two sets of the night and let the music speak for itself, taking the crowd on a journey through the heartfelt story of love and the dedication to not only following your heart, but also following your dreams. The love triangle between Corrinado, Leora of the Sequoias, and her husband, the merciless ruler Manilla Trane has the ability to speak to anyone that’s willing to listen.The night opened with “The Overture” and was followed by “Once the Fiddler Paid”, the first two scenes of the story. Ghost Light pianist Holly Bowling, dressed as Leora, joined the band for one of the most elegant intros of “The Very Moon” to date. She exited the stage as the band jammed the song out and transitioned into “Voices Insane: with focus and devotion. They closed the first set with Eulogy, as it’s written in Act I, revisiting it in context after playing it the night before.The second set opened with “Bazaar Escape”, one of the most difficult compositions in the Biscuits catalog, and it was by far one of the most excellent renditions of the past ten years. The transition into “Mulberry’s Dream” was seamless, and the song contained some of the most exploratory improvisation of night. Nobody could have imagined what would happened next during “Above the Waves” as a waterfall poured down from in front of the lighting rig. The crew spent hours setting up the special effect that created an extremely psychedelic experience for the fans when mixed with the lighting design from Johnny R. Goode. The band capped off the set with the final scene of Act II, the titular “Hot Air Balloon”. It was a truly transcendental experience for everyone involved.last_img read more

Lepore to deliver Radcliffe lecture Sept. 10

first_imgJill Lepore, the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, was named the runner-up of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Prize, one of the 2013 PEN Literary Awards, for her book “The Story of America.” Lepore, whose latest book is “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” will speak at the Radcliffe Institute on Sept. 10 in a talk titled “Jane Franklin’s Spectacles: Or, the Education of Benjamin Franklin’s Sister.”last_img