Sensitivity of Southern Ocean circulation to wind stress changes: Role of relative wind stress

first_imgThe influence of different wind stress bulk formulae on the response of the Southern Ocean circulation to wind stress changes is investigated using an idealised channel model. Surface/mixed layer properties are found to be sensitive to the use of the relative wind stress formulation, where the wind stress depends on the difference between the ocean and atmosphere velocities. Previous work has highlighted the surface eddy damping effect of this formulation, which we find leads to increased circumpolar transport. Nevertheless the transport due to thermal wind shear does lose sensitivity to wind stress changes at sufficiently high wind stress. In contrast, the sensitivity of the meridional overturning circulation is broadly the same regardless of the bulk formula used due to the adiabatic nature of the relative wind stress damping. This is a consequence of the steepening of isopycnals offsetting the reduction in eddy diffusivity in their contribution to the eddy bolus overturning, as predicted using a residual mean framework.last_img read more

Controversial Kent landlord banned from refusing tenancies to ‘coloureds’

first_imgHome » News » Controversial Kent landlord banned from refusing tenancies to ‘coloureds’ previous nextControversial Kent landlord banned from refusing tenancies to ‘coloureds’Fergus Wilson has been banned by an injunction passed at Maidstone Magistrate’s Court following a case brought by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.9th November 20170949 Views Controversial Kent landlord Fergus Wilson’s policy of not renting properties to tenant of Indian origin because of the “curry smells” has been judged unlawful at Maidstone Magistrate’s Court following a case brought by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.The landlord, who at one point is said to have rented out over 1,000 properties in and around Ashford and Maidstone in Kent, had previously said the reason for his ban was “because of the cost of removing the smell of curry at the end of their tenancy”.His singular approach to renting emerged when Trevor emailed his letting agent Evolution Properties and – he contends jokingly – outlined why he didn’t want to rent properties to curry-cooking tenants.It argued that refusing to rent or let a property based on someone’s race breached section 13 of the Equality Act 2010.The judge agreed despite Trevor’s comments that his ban was based on economic rather than racial grounds.Injunction passedAn injunction was passed banning him from applying criteria discriminating against “coloured” tenants or those of Indian or Pakistan backgrounds, Kent Online reports.This is not the first time Fergus Wilson has been in court. In 2014 he was accused of punching lettings agent Daniel Wells of PLS Property Lettings & Sales in Folkestone.During the trial he was found guilty of assault despite arguing that Daniel was not injured and that the letting agent had instead fallen out of his chair.The buy-to-let landlord also has controversial views on other types of tenants, and in a separate note to Evolution Properties in January this year, highlighted the groups he didn’t want to let properties to.These included tenants with children, single parents, tenants in receipt of benefits, low income workers, single adults, plumbers, smokers or those with pets.Daniel Wells of PLS Property Lettings Evolution Properties Fergus Wilson November 9, 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

US Navy sailor dies aboard USS Harpers Ferry

first_img A U.S. Navy sailor aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) died Thursday, May 26, of a non-combat related injury while the ship was underway in the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, Navcent, the Naval Forces Central Command informed.According to the U.S. Navy, the ship’s medical personnel responded to the scene and the sailor was pronounced dead at 7:39 a.m., local time.While the Navy is now investigating the circumstances of the death, it noted that there were “no indications of foul play”.In accordance with Department of Defense policy, the identity of the Sailor will be released 24 hours following notification of family members.USS Harpers Ferry is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is currently forward deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.Another sailor was lost on April 9 aboard the USS Carter Hall, another Harper Ferry-class dock landing ship. The sailor was reported missing off the coast of North Carolina on April 9 and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard units immediately launched a search and rescue operation.The rescue efforts were called off April 12 and the sailor was pronounced dead. View post tag: USS Harpers Ferry Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy sailor dies aboard dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry US Navy sailor dies aboard dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry Share this articlecenter_img May 27, 2016 Authorities View post tag: US Navylast_img read more


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Watch FlightWave’s Smooth New Music Video For ‘Beach City’ [Premiere]

first_imgDetroit-based trio FlightWave impress us with their very unique sound, drawing on analog synths and organic tunes to create luscious soundscapes. Combining elements from synthwave, chillwave, pacific retro and rock, the band’s sound comes together with 80’s influenced melodies.With a debut performance at Summer Camp Music Festival coming up this week, anticipation for the FlightWave movement is at an all-time high. Naturally, the three members (Jesse Clayton, Colin Scott, and Jeff Peterson) are getting fans ready with their first music video.The new song is called “Beach City,” a listener-friendly jam with guest vocals from Ted Wendler. Enjoy the video premiere for “Beach City” below.For more on FlightWave, be sure to check them out on their official website and at Summer Camp this Thursday, May 26th!last_img read more

From Hong Kong to South Korea

first_img 4A ferry docks in Hong Kong as a cruise ship passes by. During a historic visit to Hong Kong and South Korea, Harvard President Drew Faust participated in an array of academic activities and alumni events. Faust met with dignitaries from local universities, discussed edX with Hong Kong business and alumni leaders, and spoke with hundreds of alumni at Harvard Alumni Association events in both countries.At her visit to Ewha Womans University in Seoul, the Harvard president was awarded the title of Distinguished Honorary Ewha Fellow. In her speech “Educate Women; Change the World,” Faust promoted the transformative power of education for young women and the world they inhabit. 5A man makes a delivery as a double-decker bus passes by in Hong Kong. 6Harvard President Drew Faust speaks to several hundred alumni during the Harvard Alumni Association event in Hong Kong. 9Sung Kim, the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, meets with Harvard President Drew Faust at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. 1The Korean Musical Ensemble performs “America the Beautiful” for Harvard President Drew Faust, who delivered a lecture titled “Educate Women; Change the World” at Ewha Womans University. 15Sun Joo Kim (from left), Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History; Harvard President Drew Faust; and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim share a laugh. 2Harvard President Drew Faust and Victor Fung (right), group chairman of Li & Fung Group, discuss edX with other business and administration leaders in Hong Kong. 11Harvard President Drew Faust shakes hands with Jaewan Bahk, M.P.P. ’88, Ph.D. ’92, as Jin Park, M.P.A. ’85 (next to Faust), looks on during the HAA dinner in Seoul. 13Ewha students listen to Harvard President Drew Faust’s lecture. 3HarvardX faculty director Robert Lue discusses edX. 16President of Ewha Womans University Sun-Uk Kim (from left) and Harvard President Drew Faust meet with Harvard College in Asia Program students Willie Yao ’13, Liesl Ulrich-Verderber ’15, Megan Monteleone ’16, Dani Keahi ’16, and Roland Yang, ’14. 7A mirror above the entrance to a mall in Hong Kong is framed by buildings and advertisements. 10Harvard President Drew Faust explores the National Museum of Korea in Seoul with Jae Uk Chong (far left), an alumnus of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a professor at Dankook University’s College of Architecture. Eun Ji Kim (right), a museum tour guide, offers historical information about the Buddha statues. 12Myong-Sue Chang (right), chairperson of Ewha’s Board of Trustees, awards Harvard President Drew Faust a plaque and the title of Distinguished Honorary Ewha Fellow. 14Harvard President Drew Faust and Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim meet with students at Ewha Womans University. 8A man views a military statue in the Hong Kong Park. last_img read more

New core curriculum set in place for incoming class of 2022

first_imgThe most significant changes to Notre Dame’s core curriculum in over 40 years are officially in place for the class of 2022 and all future classes. These changes alter the number of courses required, grant students more academic flexibility and introduce integrative courses.According to the 2016 core curriculum report, the University reviews its curriculum every 10 years. Following more than 50 meetings, open forums, information sessions and surveys, the Core Curriculum Review Committee came up with a proposal of changes that received unanimous approval from the Academic Council in 2016. Michael Hildreth, co-chair of the Core Curriculum Review Committee, said the new core is centered on three themes: a ‘focus’ on broadening everyone’s perspective, increased ‘flexibility’ in student control over core courses and ‘innovation’ with the introduction of new courses.“I think we can all agree that the world has moved on since the 1970’s so I think it was time for an update,” Hildreth said. “[Students] wanted integration in what we call a general education requirement and we also think that the new wrinkles that we added really do deepen the engagement of the core curriculum with the Catholic mission of the University.”The new curriculum was constructed to emphasize the Catholic liberal arts education of Notre Dame, the 2016 core curriculum report said. The new requirements now correspond to one of nine “ways of knowing” — quantitative reasoning, science and technology, art, literature, advanced language and culture, history, social science, theology and philosophy.”At any university, the things that students are required to take are an indication of that university’s values — what sorts of things do we expect students to know, what areas of inquiry do we expect them to investigate to be citizens of democracy and the United States?” John McGreevy, co-chair of the Core Curriculum Review Committee, said.By minimizing the amount of University requirements, students have more room to experiment in their first year, McGreevy said. In addition, fewer courses will be taught by graduate students to allow departments more ownership over courses and limits were placed on the number of courses required within a major.“[The changes] clear up more space in the first year curriculum so students can dabble a little bit and try to figure out what major they want to choose as opposed to being locked into something quite early,” McGreevy said.Hildreth said all old courses were grandfathered into the new core without revision to ensure a smooth transition. However, courses may fall under new categories — for example, math is now considered ‘quantitative reasoning.’“Most of the categories are pretty similar to the old core and so it was easy to move them over,” Hildreth said. “But we still want to go back and look at them to make sure that it should be a core course or maybe we should rethink why this is being taught in the core as opposed to just a regular discipline-specific course.”New courses include integrative courses, which will be team-taught by scholars in various academic disciplines, and a Catholicism and the Disciplines course, which is offered to students as an alternative for their second philosophy requirement.Since the previous core curriculum was “owned by departments and not faculty,” Hildreth said a major goal was to break down the walls of the core requirements to allow faculty to teach subjects or courses that may not be in their given department but can still satisfy a core requirement.“I’m hoping that as we work with more and more faculty we can get them to appreciate that focus as opposed to ‘this is the introduction to my discipline, I’m teaching you a bunch of facts, and whatever,’” Hildreth said. “I really think that it’s up to the faculty to show the importance of the discipline and how it can engage.”The desired impact of the changes, Hildreth said, is that students will come out of the University with a “greater sense of maturity, independence and fulfillment.”“I am hoping that [students] will value this newer sense of independence that they have in terms of their self-determination of their trajectory through the University,” he said. “People are not telling them when to take stuff anymore so they have to figure out what classes they would like to take, when makes the most sense for them to take them and so they’re more self-determined in some sense.”Though the response to the changes has been “genuinely positive” so far, the committee will be observing the faculty and student response throughout the academic year. One of the committee’s main concerns, Hildreth said, involves class enrollment. “[For example,] we don’t know how many freshmen are going to sign up for math and science courses if they don’t have to take them as freshmen,” Hildreth said. “So there’s a whole question of how many seats should we reserve next year for the people who didn’t take the courses this year, and then how does that work two or three years out?”To avoid mass confusion and allow a smoother transition, the core will be fully-implemented throughout a “four-year roll-out” and first-year advisors are “well-versed” in the new requirements to assist students, Hildreth said.“There may be some strange dialogue when [freshmen] start talking to the upperclassmen because the upperclassmen don’t have any idea what’s going on with the new core,” he said. “I’m hoping that the new people coming in will just see this is as ‘Well, this is the core and this is how I need to thread my path through the University.’”Tags: Core Curriculum, core curriculum review committee, course requirements, John McGreevy, Michael Hildreth, ways of knowinglast_img read more

Woodroof lecture April 2

first_imgRhona Applebaum, a food-industry leader with The Coca-Cola Company, will deliver the 2009 Woodroof Lecture April 2 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Her lecture on “Through the Looking Glass – Perspectives from a Career in Food Science: Past, Present and Future” will be at 2 p.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. The lecture is free and open to the public.As chief regulatory officer, Applebaum leads the company’s scientific and regulatory affairs. The SRA department sponsors scientific research, communicates regulatory policy and provides system guidance on regulatory, safety, nutrition and health issues. Prior to working with The Coca-Cola Company, she was executive vice-president and chief science officer for the National Food Processors Association, where she oversaw the direction of three laboratory centers and regulatory and international affairs. Each year, a leader in food research, education, industry or policy is invited to lecture in honor of the late J.G. Woodroof, a pioneer in food science research. Woodroof began his food science research work in 1929. He organized the food science department at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin around 1940. Today, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ food science department and the UGA Center for Food Safety are among the preeminent food science research centers in the country. After the lecture, a reception will be in the Georgia Center Atrium. For more information, call (706) 542-2286.last_img read more

April 30, 2006 News and Notes

first_imgApril 30, 2006 News and Notes News and Notes Alan M. Weisberg of Christopher & Weisberg has been appointed to the executive committee of the Florida Council of the American Electronics Association. Joseph L. Stone, of counsel at Seyfarth Shaw, received the inaugural Fellows Award of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. John Kozyak of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Miami has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Kozyak practices commercial litigation matters at his bankruptcy firm. Brian Abramson of Lott & Friedland earned the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida International University College of Law. Nicole Valdivieso of Lott and Friedland has been elected secretary of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida. Maxine M. Long, a partner at Shutts & Bowen, was elected president of the Murray Dranoff Foundation’s board. Fred Karlinsky, a shareholder with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Ft. Lauderdale, moderated a panel discussion in London on “The Impact of the 2005 Hurricanes in the United States and the Future for the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry.” Raymond T. “Tom” Elligett, Jr., of Schropp, Buell & Elligett in Tampa spoke on business income and extra expense insurance coverage at the Metropolitan Bar Caucus Disaster Preparedness Program at the ABA 2006 midyear meeting in Chicago. Christy L. Hertz, a partner with Merlin & Hertz in Coral Gables, instructed at the Parenting Coordination 11th Judicial Circuit Training Course seminar. Kimberly A. Cook of Abadin Jaramillo Cook & Heffernan in Miami has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale was approved as a mediator for the Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Program. Dale S. Appell of Tampa was admitted to the U.S. Middle District of Florida. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, Sen. Nan Rich and Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell were honored by Florida’s Children First for their ongoing support of children’s issues. Amy E. Furness a shareholder at Carlton Fields’ Miami office and Kelly Cruz-Brown a shareholder at Carlton Fields’ Tallahassee office both helped to host a reception for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Scott M. Solkoff of Boynton Beach was named a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Alan Rosenthal, a partner at Adorno & Yoss, was appointed chair of the Pinecrest Charter Review Commission. Kathryn Angell Carr, a shareholder at Abel Band’s Sarasota office, has been elected to the board of directors of the Argus Foundation. Carlton Fields held a reception in honor of the Florida Justice Institute and its Volunteer Lawyers Project for the Southern District of Florida, an organization devoted to pro bono work. Loring N. Spolter of Ft. Lauderdale presented a seminar on “No and Low Cost Marketing Strategies for Solo Practitioners and Small Law Firms” for the Broward County Bar Association. James K. Rubin of North Miami Beach was a speaker at a seminar titled “Firearm Laws in Florida,” hosted by Lorman Education Services. Mayda Prego of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed in Miami was chosen to participate in the National Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Program. Geralyn M. Passaro of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, et. al. in Ft. Lauderdale presented “Claims Against Real Estate Brokers” to the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Board of Realtors. Melanie Emmons Damian and Peter F. Valori of Miami were elected to the board of directors of Educate Tomorrow, a nonprofit that seeks to provide mentors to at-risk youth. Diana Santa Maria of Ft. Lauderdale presented “Trial Presentation of Past and Future Medical Expenses” at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Workhorse Seminar in Orlando. Mark S. Bentley of GrayRobinson’s Tampa office presented “Challenges to Rezoning, Variance, and Development Denials — What Works and How to Avoid Lengthy, Costly Disappointments” at the international seminar, “Regulatory Takings, Facing the Challenges and Knowing the Remedies.” Brian H. Bieber, a partner at Hirschhorn, Bieber in Miami, has been appointed to the executive committee of the Florida Council of the American Electronics Association. John W. Dill presented “Jury Selection in the Medical Malpractice Case” at a seminar sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in Orlando. Samuel Bearman of Pensacola spoke to the Southern Trial Lawyers Association on how to handle insurance claims related to hurricane damage. Maria Korvick was honored with the Mario P. Goderich “Paver” Award by the Cuban American Bar Association. The award is intended to honor a member of the legal community who demonstrates leadership, commitment, ethics, and integrity. Christopher T. Vernon of Treiser, Collins & Vernon in Naples spoke at the Cayman Islands Society of Financial Analysts. He discussed trends in investment litigation. Nancy E. Stroud of Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch is a co-author of a recently published LexisNexis treatise “Planning and Control of Land Development Cases and Materials.” Stroud’s focus was on the zoning process and on regulation of religious uses. Ronald A. Christaldi of de la Parte & Gilbert in Tampa has been appointed to the advisory board of Creative Tampa Bay, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to synergizing the community’s assets to cultivate an environment that encourages creativity. William F. “Bill” Hamilton of Holland & Knight’s Tampa office presented “Practical Pointers for Practitioners: Counseling Clients While Proving Your Case” at the third National In-House Counsel Conference on Defending and Managing Complex Litigation. Arthur Garcia, Jr., of North Miami Beach was a guest speaker on “Ethical Issues in Client Representaton” at the How to Run a More Efficient Legal Practice Seminar. John Pankauski of West Palm Beach spoke on attorney ethics at a Palm Beach County Bar Association luncheon. The topic was “Ethics—Serving and Avoiding Service.” Andrew P. Rock of Kingsford & Rock in Maitland presented a workshop titled “Appraisal Provisions in Property Policies” at the PLRB/LIRB 2006 Claims Conference in Nashville. Marie Lefere of Holland & Knight’s Ft. Lauderdale office was the recipient of its Tillie Kidd Fowler Leadership Award, which honors an individual who demonstrates high standards and commitment to excellence. Alan Rosenthal of Adorno & Yoss in Miami has been appointed chair of the Pinecrest Charter Review Commission. He will lead the review of the village’s charter every six years. John Tucker of Tucker & Ludin in Clearwater was recognized by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and BNA Books as a contributing author of Employee Benefits Law, second edition. Liz Consuegra of Berger Singerman’s Miami office has been appointed to the board of directors for the Guardianship Program of Dade County. The program was established to provide guardianship services when no guardian is available. Barbara Ehrich Locke, of Holland & Knight’s Miami office has been named to a Bar grievance committee that investigates and prosecutes complaints filed against attorneys in Florida. She will serve a three-year term. Kenneth J. McKenna of Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier in Orlando was elected to the board of directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Inc. Stephen Edward Silkowski of Jacksonville spoke at the Lorman Education Services seminar on “Children’s Records Law” in Florida on records creation and the public’s right to access their contents. William R. Lane, Jr., has been named a fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel at the association’s annual meeting. Christopher Hopkins and Allison Miller-Bernstein chaired the seminar “Florida Arbitration Cases” at the West Palm Beach Convention Center. Peter Antonacci of GrayRobinson in Tallahassee has been appointed to the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission by Gov. Jeb Bush. Jack R. Reiter of Adorno & Yoss’ Miami office addressed the Miami Beach Bar Association on “Preserving Errors on Appeal.” Frank W. Leonhardt of GrayRobinson in Orlando received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America. Bernard Siegel of Wellington was featured as a speaker on the topic of stem cells and public policy at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington D.C. Mac Richard McCoy of Carlton Fields in Tampa was elected to serve as one of the three co-chairs for the 2007 Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Dellecker, Wilson, King, Mckenna & Ruffier has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the annual Hearts of Gold event to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. David R. Punzak of Carlton Fields in St. Petersburg received the 2006 ABA National Public Service Award. Akerman Senterfitt’s Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Group is assisting clients with their preparations for this year’s hurricane season. Addressing a wide range of issues that arise prior to, during, and after a hurricane, construction and project development clients are receiving guidelines drafted by the group. Keith E. Rounsaville of Akerman Senterfitt’s Orlando office wrote “Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence” in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Criminal Antitrust Lititgation handbook. Marcia S. Cohen of St. Petersburg gave a presentation on the U.S. Equal Pay Act at a breakfast roundtable sponsored by the French-American Foundation in Paris. Stacie L. Carpenter McElroy of Dean Mead’s Ft. Lauderdale office was elected president of the Treasure Coast Association of Women Lawyers. Michael Colodny of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate organized a seminar titled “Ethical and Effective Advocacy in 2006,” which was highlighted by Florida Sentate President Tom Lee. Jonathan B. Trohn of GrayRobinson in Lakeland was named a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Leslie J. Lott of Lott & Friedland in Coral Gables authored a chapter titled “Special Remedies for Counterfeit” in “Trademark Infringement Remedies” published by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando wrote a hurricane insurance coverage article that was published by the Orange County Bar Association’s journal, The Briefs. April 30, 2006 News & Noteslast_img read more

Credit unions support members with mortgage payment protection

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There’s no place like home. That’s true whether you save for a rainy day or live paycheck-to-paycheck. But, you risk losing your dream home if you don’t have some kind of back-up plan.Today, unexpected life events like losing a job or experiencing a disability or death in the household are top reasons for mortgage default, but they don’t have to be.That’s because of services like Mortgage Payment Protection (MPP). It helps credit union members make their mortgage payments for a critical period of time following serious life events like these. And, it helps credit unions guard against mortgage defaults and expensive foreclosures.So, as home buying season heats up, it’s the perfect time to keep these in service in focus. According to Penny Pascolini, Mortgage Originator at Educators Credit Union, the benefits deliver on its promise. continue reading »last_img read more