Wintertime ocean conditions over the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf, Antarctica

first_imgDuring the austral winter of 2007 a Weddell Seal tagged with a miniaturized conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) instrument travelled over the central southern Weddell Sea continental shelf. The instrument yielded 750 CTD profiles, 250 of them to the sea floor. The data show a full depth flow of water onto the shelf via a sill at the shelf break (74°S 44°W). The warmth from the core of the flow was able to maintain the surface mixed layer above the freezing point, resulting in a band of reduced ice-production. An estimate of the on-shelf flux suggests that this flow accounts for most of the estimated 3 Sv of water draining from the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf.last_img

Celebrity excess in Suffolk

first_imgEvery estate agent likes someone who buys multiple properties and most would love to be in Framlingham, Suffolk, where the megastar, Ed Sheeran, has bought a number of homes in his hometown.Land Registry records show that Ed bought his detached farmhouse and surrounding land for £895,000 in June 2012 and a 16th century Grade II listed timber-framed house next door for £450,000.Ed then bought a four-bedroom detached house in front of his farmhouse for £925,000 in September 2016.Ed’s neighbour said ‘enough is enough’ when he applied to build a chapel in his garden to marry his girlfriend.Property number four came in October 2017, a bungalow beside his driveway that he bought for £525,000. His latest purchase a snip at £875,000 for his next-door neighbour’s house – Sharon Jest, had often objected to his ongoing construction work and last year, she insisted, “enough was enough” when he applied to build a 32ft chapel in the 16-acre grounds so that he could marry his girlfriend Cherry.Framlingham has 3,342 homes – average price £400,000. Ed, reputedly worth £160million, loves the village and, according to The Sun, despite his own building craze, he objected to plans by neighbours to build two new homes in a paddock close to his estate.A planning consultant wrote to Suffolk Coastal District Council on Ed’s behalf complaining that the proposal would “arguably extend the village in an unplanned and superficial way into the countryside”.Objections to his plans include complaints from his neighbour Tony Robinson – one of the applicants for permission to build the homes that Ed objected to in 2017.In March 2018, Tony complained to the council: “It would appear that the applicant in his desire to satisfy the needs of the spiritual world continues to overlook his obligations to the living world, particularly that of protected species.”Ed’s plans for the chapel of his dreams were, perhaps understandably, thrown out and Ed ended up marrying Cherry at a local church.Framingham celebrity properties multiple properties ed sheeran September 19, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Celebrity excess in Suffolk previous nextLand & New HomesCelebrity excess in SuffolkThe Negotiator19th September 20190197 Viewslast_img read more

RICS revamps surveys after consumers give negative feedback

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » RICS revamps surveys after consumers give negative feedback previous nextHousing MarketRICS revamps surveys after consumers give negative feedbackInitiative is results of its Home Survey Standard launched last year to usher in changes to its surveys after ‘listening to consumers’.Nigel Lewis1st March 20210785 Views RICS has relaunched its home surveys to make them more accessible and concise than its sometimes ‘unclear’ predecessors.These will include images – so that any defective parts of a property are easily identifiable and can be quickly fixed – plus less technical explanations and clearer explanations about what a home buyer can expect from each kind of home surveys report.RICS says Covid complications and the stamp duty sales stampede mean it’s even more critical to get all the upfront information needed when moving home.“We took the existing survey reports back to the drawing board, consulted with our consumers and our professionals and found a way to bring more clarity in the market, which ensures the highest standards are being delivered and maintain trust in our member’s services,” says Ana Bajri, Senior Specialist for Property Standards at RICS (pictured).The restyled reports come into force alongside its delayed New Home Survey Standard which has already started to be adopted by RICS chartered surveyors and introduces new minimum requirements for property condition advice to be provided in a clear and jargon-free way as expected by clients and the public.“Consumer feedback showed 40% of those who didn’t get a survey did not believe they needed one,” says Bajri“And 28% of those dissatisfied believed the information didn’t meet their expectations, 23% reported the language of the information was unclear and 11% believed their survey didn’t accurately report the condition of the property – so RICS set out to address these issues with the new a new home survey standard for surveyors and revamped reports.”New Home Survey Standard RICS RICS Home Surveys Suite March 1, 2021Nigel 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

EHV-1 Reported in Ocala; World Equestrian Center Halts Ship-Ins

first_imgMarch 8 UPDATE: Three possible cases of EHV-1 have been connected to Barn D at WEC. On Saturday, March 6, a horse in Barn D with a high fever was removed from the show grounds and transported to the University of Florida for testing. Previously, two other horses originating from Chestnut Hill Farm in Ocala that had been stabled in Barn D developed high fevers after leaving the WEC property and have since tested positive for EHV-1.***World Equestrian Center – Ocala management has been made aware that a horse in the Ocala area has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1). The infected horse is an 8-year-old Warmblood mare at a boarding facility in Marion County. There have been no positive cases at World Equestrian Center – Ocala but out of an abundance of caution, management has issued increased biosecurity measures and the following to keep showing horses safe:Effective immediately, World Equestrian Center – Ocala will no longer permit ship-in horses to the propertyNo new entries travelling from other events in Florida will be accepted including the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) , HITS, Venice or the Ridge.All World Equestrian Center – Ocala stabling areas will be strictly limited to essential personnel – riders, trainers, grooms, vets and farriers. No non-essential people will be admitted to the stabling areas.WEC management recommends that all exhibitors follow a heightened hygiene protocol adding extra precautions to prevent any issues from arising at the horse show:Take temperatures of all horses twice daily and maintain a log.Isolate any horse exhibiting symptoms or illness and report any cases to the show veterinarian and horse show management. Horses with symptoms will be moved to an on-site isolation area.We recommend no sharing of equipment between horses including feed and water buckets.Handlers should wash hands in between handling horses and maintain proper biosecurity protocols in the barn.Maintain distancing between horses at the ring and in the barn. No nose-to-nose contact between horses.WEC – Ocala will continue to observe proper biosecurity protocols and disinfect the barns and property on a regular basis. All stalls are fully disinfected weekly as they are turned over between barns. At this time, events will continue as scheduled.The FEI announced March 1 that competition has been cancelled until March 28 in 10 European countries including France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany and Slovakia due to the outbreak of the equine herpes virus.So far no cases of EHV-1 have been reported at other area showgrounds including Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), HITS Ocala or the Turf Tour.~ with files from WEC-Ocala Tags: EHV-1, World Equestrian Center Ocala, WEC – Ocala, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Email*last_img read more

Dispute over bakery facing liquidation

first_imgLiquidators were called in to London wholesale bakery DM Holdings (UK) Ltd, trading as European Bakeries (UK), on 22 November, following a debacle over rent (British Baker, 23 November, pg 5).The bakery has now closed and liquidators Kevin Murphy and Mike Kernick from Chantrey Vellacott have been appointed. Some 120 jobs have been lost, said European Bakeries (UK)/DM Holdings (UK) MD David Merchant.The closure came after bailiffs from the landlord of the London site locked staff out of the premises on 14 November.Merchant, who bought the business out of administration in June for £350,000, alleged that European Bakeries’ administrators had not completed arrangements for the continued occupation of the premises by the new business, making European Bakeries (UK) an unlawful tenant, Merchant added.Merchant also claimed that, in early October, he had paid £38,000 for two months’ rent advance plus service charges to the administrators, but the money was not paid over to the landlord.A further £19,722 covering the outstanding balance was available in trust with solicitors when the bailiffs were called in, Merchant said. “I had completely and utterly turned the company around. Turnover was £85,000 a week and we were making a comfortable profit,” he said.However, joint administrator Lee Manning from Deloitte countered Merchant’s claim. He said that rent of £52,000 a quarter was not received in full, which was unsatisfactory to the landlord.”We were not given the rent in full, only partial payments were made,” he said. “We will robustly defend this accusation. If the company had paid the rent in full, the landlord would not have foreclosed. What benefit could it be to us to cause the downfall of this company?”last_img read more

Chesley, Smith work to be ‘voice’ of student body

first_img Grade: A- Chesley and Smith have proven that the student body can be confident that its needs will be addressed. However, the duo still has a lot to accomplish. They have started many initiatives, which have yet to be proven successful. Considering they are competing with a short time frame and a somewhat apathetic student body, they have put forth a good effort so far. Student body president Rachael Chesley and student body vice president Laura Smith set lofty goals when they took office on April 1, and as the first semester of their term come to a close, they are on the right track. When they entered office in April, they wanted to “be a visible and involved voice for the students,” Chesley said in an interview last spring. Since they entered office, Chesley and Smith extended student center hours, defended the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s co-exchange program which allows Saint Mary’s students to eat at Notre Dame dining halls, started renovating the Le Mans Hall basement and worked for students discounts at off-campus venues as well. It is clear that Chesley and Smith have been working hard to make this year’s student government as effective and efficient as possible. In addition to the changes they are making around campus, they also changed the internal structure of the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA meetings that used to be devoted solely to giving funds to clubs and organizations now include campus issues. In order to do this, Chesley and Smith launched a Finance Committee that oversees funds so SGA can focus on other things. This has been one of the smoothest and most productive years for student government at Saint Mary’s. In the past four years, students have asked for extended Student Center hours, printers in the dorms, a new space for students to spend time and off-campus discounts. Chesley and Smith have solved or addressed all of these issues, and it is only the end of the first semester. The Student Center is now open until midnight during the week and Le Mans Hall basement will be a new place for students to relax and spend time by the end of spring break next semester. “We will reach out to [the student body], and we want [them] to reach out to us and all of SGA,” Chesley said in an interview at the beginning of their term. “We have open minds that are ready for your thoughts and ideas.” The only setback to their success so far is the same issue that has been facing student government for many years: student feedback. While this year’s SGA is far more transparent then it has been in the past, attempts at open forums and seeking suggestions has seen little response. Chesley and Smith said they want to be the “voice of Saint Mary’s” and they have done their best to push for the changes SGA has set out to do for the past many years, but they have still struggled to get students involved with their government.last_img read more

Weekend Picks South: Hike to the Summit of Pinnacle Mountain

first_imgAt an elevation of 3,415 feet above sea level, Pinnacle Mountain is the tallest mountain completely contained within the borders of South Carolina. Situated amidst the beautiful scenery of the South Carolina Upstate, this hike is fairly popular, but the balds at the top offer unrivaled views of the iconic Table Rock Mountain.To get to the top start at the eastern terminus of the Foothills Trail inside Table Rock State Park. A fairly strenuous uphill hike of about 2.5 miles will take you to the balds where you’ll soak in views of nearby Table Rock Mountain and the surrounding forests. If you’re looking for an overnight treck bypass the spur trail that leads to the true summit of Pinnacle and continue on the Foothills Trails beyond the boundary of Table Rock State Park to a few stellar backcountry campsites.For more ideas about hikes in the South Carolina Upstate click here.For more detailed weekend trip adventure plans like this one subscribe to our Weekend Picks Enews letter![divider]More from BlueRidgeOutdoors.com[/divider]last_img read more

Martelly Initiates the Process to Reestablish the Armed Forces in Haiti

first_imgBy Dialogo November 23, 2011 On November 18, Haitian President Michel Martelly announced the creation of a civilian commission that will be in charge of preparing a calendar to reestablish that Caribbean country’s Armed Forces, dissolved 17 years ago after decades of military coups and military influence in politics. “The presidential order creating this commission will be published, and the commission will have 40 days to prepare a plan to reestablish the Armed Forces, which should be presented on January 1,” Martelly said in a speech in Port-au-Prince. “The commission will work wisely and with respect for the constitution, by means of consultation with different sectors,” Martelly promised at a ceremony attended by members of the government and foreign diplomats. Several former presidents of Haiti were present, including retired General Prosper Avril, the organizer of a coup d’état in 1989. In reference to MINUSTAH, the international mission in Haiti, the Haitian president added that, once the Armed Forces have been reestablished, “we could think about the withdrawal of the UN troops.” Since taking office at the beginning of the year, Martelly has made it clear that he wants UN forces to withdraw from Haiti and has insisted that the country needs “modern” Armed Forces. While the Armed Forces are being restored, Martelly said that he is thinking about reinforcing the police. “I rely on Haiti’s friends to help us in this task,” he added. Before their dissolution 17 years ago, the Haitian Armed Forces had around 8,000 men.last_img read more

LIRR Service Suspension Caused by Broken LIPA Pole

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail RoadA broken Long Island Power Authority utility pole is the cause of service suspensions on the Ronkonkoma and Port Jefferson branches of the Long Island Rail Road Thursday afternoon, officials said.The railroad has suspended service in both directions east of Mineola on those two branches as crews continue to work on the utility pole, which is leaning on electrical lines west of the Hicksville station.The utility anticipates to resolve the issue by 1:30 p.m., the LIRR said.In the meantime, Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma trains are being combined and departing from Penn Station on the Ronkonkoma branches train times. The trains are being routed to Babylon, where riders will transfer for diesel train shuttle service to Hicksville, the LIRR said.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger reveals how close Arsenal came to having Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the same team

first_img Wenger added: ‘We tried but we were not near to signing Messi. We tried to sign Pique, Fabregas and with Messi we had already tried. 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were both coveted by Arsene Wenger during his time at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger insists he would have had no problem managing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had he signed both players for Arsenal.The legendary Frenchman confirmed he was close to signing the former Real Madrid superstar and attempted to prise Messi from Barcelona at the same time he brought Cesc Fabregas to north London.Wenger admitted Messi, who broke into Barcelona’s first team as a 16-year-old, was already too well established in Frank Rijkaard’s side, but Wenger would have loved to have harnessed the ability of the record breaking Argentine alongside Ronaldo.‘True,’ he said when asked by beIN Sports presenter Richard Keys whether or not he almost signed Ronaldo before he joined Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT PLAY Top articles ‘But already he was too big at the time. Don’t forget 2006 when we played the Champions League final against Barcelona Messi couldn’t play because he was injured.‘He’s today 32 and that’s 13 years ago and he was already a regular player in the first team. What these guys have done is unbelievable.’As to whether they could’ve played together at Arsenal at a time when the Gunners also boasted the likes of Thierry Henry and Robert Pires, he said: ‘That’s real fantasy football I must say.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I would have loved it. I had big personalities in my life and if you meet their needs and give them what they want they are happy.’Does Unai Emery deserve more time?No0%Yes0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery responds to having worse record than Arsene Wenger after Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester CityMORE: Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal board after demoralising Leicester defeat Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story Read More Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Nov 2019 8:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link294Shares Arsene Wenger reveals how close Arsenal came to having Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the same team / Read More SPONSORED Full Screen Skip Comment Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Coming Next Video Settings Advertisement Read More by Metro Advertisement Skip Adlast_img read more