Surface-ocean CO2 variability and vulnerability

first_imgImproved sampling technologies, international observing networks, and data synthesis efforts are providing an unprecedented view of the global patterns and decadal variability of surface-ocean partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO(2)) and air-sea CO2 flux. A new observational synthesis for surface-ocean pCO(2) leads to a global ocean net CO2 sink of -1.8 Pg C yr(-1) (+/-0.7); continental margins and estuaries together act as a small net source (similar to 0.15 Pg C yr(-1)). New results on decadal trends indicate recent decreases in efficiency of the ocean to absorb CO2 in the Southern Ocean, North Atlantic, and Equatorial Pacific. Although we do not yet have an estimate of the trend in the global oceanic sink Of CO2, the existing observations may help explain temporal variations in the fraction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions that remain in the atmosphere (airborne fraction). Major vulnerabilities in the future behavior of the ocean-carbon-climate system include the effects of ocean warming, enhanced vertical stratification, strengthening and poleward contraction of westerly winds in the Southern Ocean, and shifts in the biological pump and ecosystem functioning. To address issues of both ocean-carbon variability and vulnerability, a sustained surface-ocean-carbon-observing system needs to be established with improved global spatial coverage and internationally coordinated data synthesis activities. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Move over Phil & Kirstie! C4 launches property show with a difference

first_imgThere is an argument that the UK has too many property programmes, if the daytime TV schedules are anything go by.But Channel 4, which arguably invented the genre with Location, Location, Location and Property Ladder, disagrees.It has launched The Great House Giveaway, to be presented by Simon O’Brien, perhaps best known during the 1980s as a Brookside actor but now a stalwart of shows like Flog It. He is also a property developer in his own right.The show will offer a few lucky couples the opportunity to buy a property at auction using real loans provided by specialist finance firm Together, which is offering a facility of up to £3.25 million for the show competitors and will be a sponsor of the series.“As one of the leading players in auction finance, and our long-standing record in supporting the market, it was the obvious fit for our brand,” says its MD Chris Baguley (left).During each episode teams of two people who have never met and not owned properties before will be set a budget and given six months to turn their projects, keeping any money they make during the process.“The Great House Giveaway will be the only national TV property format in which you don’t have to own a house or have the money to buy a house in order to get on the programme. It’s a chance to get on the housing ladder,” says Sioned Wyn of production company Chwarel.“Renovation is not for the faint hearted. And doing it with a complete stranger makes it even harder.”The Great House Giveaway will begin on Channel 4 Daytime later this year.Read more about the property industry on TV.Together money Simon O’Brien Sioned Wyn Chris Baguley property developer Channel 4 tv show September 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Move over Phil & Kirstie! C4 launches property show with a difference previous nextMove over Phil & Kirstie! C4 launches property show with a differenceFormer Brookside actor Simon O’Brien is to present the programme, which lends money to wannabe first time house developers.Nigel Lewis24th September 202003,143 Viewslast_img read more

USA: Naval Special Warfare Group Two Hosts 50th Anniversary Ceremony

first_img View post tag: Naval USA: Naval Special Warfare Group Two Hosts 50th Anniversary Ceremony Training & Education View post tag: Ceremony Share this article View post tag: 50th View post tag: hosts View post tag: Group Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Special Warfare Group Two Hosts 50th Anniversary Ceremony Naval Special Warfare Group Two hosted a 50th anniversary ceremony Jan. 27, at the Navy SEAL Heritage Center aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, to honor and celebrate the rich history and heritage of the Navy SEAL community.The ceremony commemorated 50 years of service by generations of SEALs, since President John F. Kennedy established the program Jan. 1, 1962. Special warfare personnel, past and present, support technicians and distinguished guests gathered to listen to a host of speakers discuss the various phases of development in Naval Special Warfare.Rudy Boesch, a guest speaker and retired master chief Navy SEAL with 44 years of service, spoke about the establishment of the SEAL program in 1962.“I was an Underwater Demolition Team member operating off the coast of Casa Blanca when I got orders to report to SEAL TEAM 2 in December 1961; and it was 50 years ago today that we held our first team muster,” said Boesch.Although Navy SEALs trace their roots back to 1962, the Naval Special Warfare community’s origins date back to 1942, with the establishment of Navy Scouts and Raiders, and later with the onset of the UDT frogmen.“We can trace our roots from Vietnam to Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and some other places unknown to the rest of the world. However, we can go back even further to the Scouts and Raiders of WWII,” said Captain Tim Szymanski, commander, Naval Special Warfare Group 2. “These frogmen established the foundation of our success as SEALs.”During the ceremony, five active duty Navy SEALs recited the SEAL Creed, and plank owners from SEAL Team 2 were recognized. The ceremony concluded with a moment of silence to honor the fallen SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft crewmen, and Naval Special Warfare support Sailors who were killed in action and training during the past 50 years.In his closing remarks, Szymanski referred to a SEAL painting that hangs prominently over the SEAL Heritage Center atrium.“Look at the images of those SEALs and the gear they are wearing,” he said. “Strip down the gear, take away the capabilities, and you are left with the original frog man, which is the essence of our success, the essence of our evolution, the essence of our future relevancy and it’s the essence of you. This is a celebration for the entire Naval Special Warfare community, past and present, and here’s to 50 more years.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 30, 2012; Image: navycenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Warfare View post tag: special January 30, 2012 View post tag: two View post tag: usa View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Anniversarylast_img read more

French, German Frigates in Op Sophia Rescue

first_img View post tag: German Back to overview,Home naval-today French, German Frigates in Op Sophia Rescue October 9, 2015 The French frigate FS COURBET and the German FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN have been taking part in a complex rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from October 7.The German frigate FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN, together with the Italian Ship ITS AVIERE belonging to the “Mare Sicuro” mission, was firstly requested to intervene in favour of three rubber boats in distress while the French frigate FS COURBET carried out the rescue in support of another dinghy.As a final result 372 migrants went onboard the Holstein (243 rescued directly and 129 transferred from ITS AVIERE) and 80 onboard the FS COURBET. The migrants were then transferred to the port of Taranto as requested by the Italian Authorities.The EU naval operation against human smugglers and traffickers in the Mediterranean called EUNAVFOR MED/Operation Sophia, was launched on the 22 of June, 2015, with the main focus on contributing to disrupt the business model of the smugglers and therefore prevent more loss of lives. The mission has just entered its second phase.Image: EEAS French, German Frigates in Op Sophia Rescue Authorities View post tag: Frigates View post tag: Operation Sophia View post tag: Migrants View post tag: French Share this articlelast_img read more

Clinical Assistant Professor – Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research – (FAC001405)

first_imgThe University of Houston College of Pharmacy invites qualifiedapplicants to interview for a full-time, clinical-track facultyposition at the rank of clinical assistant professor in theDepartment of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research. We areseeking outstanding individuals with a desire to train our studentsand advance our profession. The successful candidate will beinvolved in the transformation of our PharmD curriculum withincreased emphasis on integrated and active learning in the area ofclinical pharmacy skills and interprofessional / experientialeducation.The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research ismade up of 33 full-time faculty members. The vision of thedepartment is to be a leader in pharmacy and postgraduate educationthrough excellence in translational, clinical, and outcomesresearch. The department has taken a lead to develop a newcurriculum for our professional pharmacy program. This will be akey position to help execute our new world-class curriculum.We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, orcommunity service has prepared them to contribute to our commitmentto diversity and excellence. We are specifically looking forcandidates with a passion to teach pharmacy-related skills in smalland large group formats. The chosen applicant will also be part ofa nucleus of faculty devoted to integrated education and activelearning. Candidates will be expected to develop a nationallyrecognized reputation in their chosen area of expertise throughteaching, service, and scholarship.The position is fully funded by the University of Houston Collegeof Pharmacy. Applicant screening will begin immediately and willcontinue until the position is filled.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Candidates should possess a PharmD degree and have completedpost-doctoral residency and/or fellowship training or haveequivalent experience. Applicants must be eligible for Texaslicensure; Salary will be commensurate with qualifications andexperience. Applicants will be expected to develop a nationallyrecognized reputation in their chosen area of expertise throughteaching, service, and scholarship.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the univeristy are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Meet Tim O’Brien 1st Ward Candidate For The Evansville City Council

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Tim’s enthusiastic passion for the community is obvious.If elected, he pledges that he will serve the First Ward, and the entire city, with great distinction. Tim O’Brien is the 2019 Republican Candidate for Evansville City Council in the 1stWard. He is a 2015 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, as a University Honors Scholar. Tim is a driven, hardworking professional who is well equipped with strong problem solving, communication, and leadership skills.O’Brien is a Real Estate Broker with F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS and represents consumers in and around the Evansville area. While in this position, he has had the honor of advocating for his clients and assisting many individuals to pursue their dreams down the path to homeownership.Tim O’Brien strives to serve the city of Evansville and its residents. He is currently serving as the Southwest Indiana Association of Realtors President. In this role, Tim has spent time in Indianapolis and in Washington D.C. representing Southwest Indiana, advocating for the American Dream of homeownership, private property rights, and the advancement of the real estate industry. He is heavily involved in the community through SIAR’s Young Professional Network, serving as the 2018 Chairman. He volunteers regularly with Junior Achievement of S.W. Indiana, Ronald McDonald House, USS LST 325 Memorial, and Evansville Habitat for Humanity.Tim serves on the Board of Directors for Heritage Federal Credit Union and is currently their board Treasurer. Additionally, Tim serves on the boards of the Indiana Association of Realtors, USI Society for Arts and Humanities, and the Borrowed Hearts Foundation.O’Brien tells us that he has decided to run for City Council, representing Ward 1, because he wants to help steer the course of progress in our city.  Tim is focused on cultivating a community in which we all can call home.  As a City Councilman, Tim wishes to keep the city moving in the right direction while serving in the best interests of the citizens of Evansville.  His priorities are attracting and retaining businesses/talent, public safety, and improving our infrastructure. Tim says that he will help Evansville move forward and continue to be a desirable place for all current and future residents.last_img read more

Hoboken councilman David Mello joins Romano ticket

first_img ×David Mello David Mello HOBOKEN–Councilman at-Large David Mello and Hudson County Freeholder and Mayoral candidate Anthony Romano announced Monday morning that Mello will be a council candidates on Romano’s slate.There are three council-at-large seats up for grabs in the November municipal election, in which the city will also elect a new mayor.Mello joins hoboken resident Laini Hammond on Romano’s ticket, leaving just one seat to be filled.In a video announcement, Romano said Mello is an “integral part of the successes that Hoboken has achieved over the past year.”“It’s an absolute pleasure to be joining this slate,” said Mello. “For the city of Hoboken, I think Anthony Romano, in 2017, is the mayor of Hoboken the people of Hoboken really need.”“He has a wonderful, proven record of dealing well with outside parties,” he added. “There are so many outside parties that are at the key to so many issues that are at the forefront of Hoboken and its citizenry today: whether it be Suez Water, New Jersey Transit, the county, the state or federal governments.”Mello has served on the council for the past eight years and is currently a public school teacher in Jersey City. According to reports, in 2015, as council vice president, he spoke out against the Board of Chosen Freeholders for a county tax hike.At the time, Freeholders Romano and Bill O’Dea said they had fought against the tax hikes.That makes four council people who were allied with current Mayor Dawn Zimmer now running on separate tickets, potentially splitting the Zimmer-allied vote. Zimmer herself publicly backed Councilman Ravi Bhalla when she announced she was dropping out — without previously soliciting input from the rest of the council. This has stoked some frustration among her supporters.For more on the race, see this weekend’s Hoboken Reporter newspaper.last_img read more


first_imgA funeral mass was offered Feb. 3 at Immaculate Conception Church in Secaucus for Josephine Yeo, 89 of Secaucus. She passed away Feb. 1 at Meadowlands Medical Center. Born in Jersey City to the late Frank and Stella (Hendricks) Wojewodzki, Josephine lived in Weehawken and Jersey City before settling in Secaucus. Predeceased by her husband Francis Yeo, sister Margaret Zielenski, brother Leo Wojewodzki, and nephew Jackie Zielenski, Josephine is survived by her daughter, Grace Yeo, and son Francis Yeo and wife Kerri. Also surviving are granddaughter, Ashley Yeo and nephew Edward Zielenski.Services arranged by the Mack Memorial Home, 1245 Secaucus.last_img read more

Wind and Cold Follows First Snowfall in Ocean City

first_imgThe wind and sub-freezing temperature will continue Tuesday.The return of more moderate weather will come on Wednesday with sun and a high of 38 degrees.The ocean water temperature is 42 degrees, and the offshore wind will keep the surf small. Images and info on Ocean City’s first snowfall of 2016 spread on social media Sunday.A little more than two inches of snow fell on Ocean City on Sunday — the first flakes of an otherwise warm winter.But with temperatures just under freezing, the snow did not stick to road surfaces.Monday’s forecast calls for sun, but the temperature is not expected to top 30 degrees, and a northwest wind could gust as high as 39 mph.last_img read more

Johnson’s Popcorn Celebrates National Caramel Popcorn Day With Free Popcorn Giveaway!

first_imgOCEAN CITY, NJ (April 5, 2017) – It may come as a sweet surprise that tomorrow, April 6th, is National Caramel Popcorn Day and Johnson’s Popcorn is here to help you celebrate the right way! As a thank you to all of their loyal customers, Johnson’s will be offering their favorite past time snack of Jersey Shore vacationers as a free ‘party favor’ in-stores and online on April 6th while supplies last.To receive your free party favor, visit their 14th Street store in Ocean City, or visit them online at where you will even receive free shipping on the offer. Just add ‘FREE National Caramel Party Favor’ to your cart and checkout.National Caramel Popcorn Day is certainly a holiday you do not want to miss out on this year! This delicious combination of salty and sweet began in the 1800’s and was first widely introduced to Americans outside of fairs and festivals. Thanks to Johnson’s, it has become a desired vacation treat and perfect holiday gift.Johnson’s Popcorn opened to the Jersey Shore in 1940, located at 6th Street on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Once a summer only business, it was expanded to remain open through Christmas, and eventually the entire year. Since then, they have opened two other locations on the Boardwalk (8th Street and 14th Street), becoming an Ocean City icon with their red and white awnings. Their caramel popcorn is hand mixed in large copper kettles that draw huge crowds of visitors each year.You can also find them at their newer location in Wildwood, at 2701 Wildwood Boardwalk.last_img read more