Royston Wild | Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 | More on: CDM GGP WIZZ Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Wizz Air Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The initial shock of Covid-19 and subsequent fears of a long economic downturn has crushed share markets in 2020. That first stock market crash is but a memory, though investor confidence remains extremely fragile. Note the FTSE 100’s descent to multi-week lows earlier this week.Some UK shares surged in value during the last quarter, though, as buyers have piled in to grab a bargain. 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“COPY” Architect In Charge:Lorcan O’Herlihy, Donnie Schmidt, Lisa PauliCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Iwan BaanRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. LOHA’s restoration and modernization applies contemporary measures of performance and design to a historic building, enhancing its continued life as an exceptional family residence.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe Julius Shulman Home and Studio was originally commissioned by photographer Julius Shulman, designed by Raphael Soriano, and completed in 1950. It is one of twelve remaining built Soriano projects, the only with an unaltered steel frame, and a City of Los Angeles Historic–Cultural Monument. LOHA was engaged to not simply restore the significant home, but to update the space so that it could meet the specific needs of a young family.Save this picture!Floor PlanFor this project, LOHA undertook extensive research into the materiality and design intentions of the original structure, as well as other buildings from the period. As a notable landmark, the Shulman Home was restored under strict preservation guidelines supervised by the Los Angeles Office of Historical Resources. Due to the home’s status as a residence and not a museum, LOHA was granted more flexibility in upgrading the residence with essential contemporary features and important amenities. LOHA’s sensitive and light approach brought out the timeless nature of the Soriano’s elegant design.Save this picture!© Iwan BaanLOHA matched the original materials when possible and reestablished the fundamental perimeter and profile of the structure. Key experiential moments of the home, such as an all-cork entry sequence, were also preserved. This historical respect, in concert with an approach that engaged the property as a dynamic environment and not a precious artifact, drove LOHA’s enhancement of the more functional spaces and created opportunities for new designed interventions. Save this picture!© Iwan BaanIn keeping with the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle, popularly promoted in Julius Shulman’s photographs, the original system of sequenced glass panes was restored and then paired with a parallel system of adjustable screening veils. The transitional spaces created through these screened-in patios were a key aspect of the Shulman family’s enjoyment of the home, and a pivotal element of the architectural legacy, which the new owners continue to honor. Save this picture!© Iwan BaanInspired by the predominance of existing built-in storage and furniture, LOHA introduced custom cabinetry and woodwork, including an integrated shelving system and cantilevered bench. By reinterpreting this Modernist feature, LOHA was able to subtly insert smaller, energy-efficient HVAC systems into the cabinetry, creating sustainable climate zones that eliminated the need for a centralized cooling system that would have interrupted the home’s flat roof line. Save this picture!© Iwan BaanThe kitchen and bathrooms were fully redesigned, and all plumbing and water heating systems were updated to exceed current standards. A concrete floor was poured and a new skylight naturally illuminates a formerly under-lit hallway. LOHA also reconfigured the home’s plan to accommodate a guest bedroomSave this picture!© Iwan BaanThe Shulman Home and Studio is the latest in an established body of LOHA work hybridizing old and new for the purposes of adaptation and reinvention. Previous to this project, LOHA renovated two Richard Neutra homes in California and an 1847 coach house in Dublin, the Flynn Mews House, bridging an unabashedly contemporary addition with the historic façade in a uniquely intimate urban site.Project gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: Shivaji Competition 2016: Islands, Deltas and Rising SeasIdeasThis Conceptual Design Reinvents Power Plants as Mixed-Use MegastructuresArticles Share Franceschi Engineering Area: 4000 ft² Area: 4000 ft² Photographs MNS Engineering photographs: Iwan BaanPhotographs: Iwan Baan Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/780059/schulman-home-and-studio-lorcan-oherlihy-architects Clipboard Landscape: CopyAbout this officeLorcan O’Herlihy ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on January 10, 2016Cite: “Shulman Home and Studio / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects” 10 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
FranceEurope – Central Asia Religious intolerance June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News News Follow the news on France FranceEurope – Central Asia Religious intolerance Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further News The supporters of “religious correctness” are using respect for God and concepts such as blasphemy to create an exception to freedom of expression in general, and freedom of information in particular – an exception for which there is absolutely no provision under international law.According to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, expressing disrespect for a religion or any other belief system may be prohibited only if it constitutes “incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.”Unlike “political correctness,” a concept limiting freedom of expression that is not in any way binding, “religious correctness” is imposed in many countries with extreme force and violence.This is more than just conformism. It is a grave violation of the right to information and often leads to bloodshed. Some may feel offended or hurt by criticism of their beliefs, especially in the form of satire. But freedom of information and expression – the freedom of both journalists and the public – must not be constrained or limited by anyone’s convictions or sensibilities, or else a form of totalitarianism will take hold before we know it.Nearly half of the world’s countries (94 out of 198) had a law penalizing blasphemy with varying degrees of severity in 2013. Eight of these countries are members of the European Union. Raif Badawi, a blogger detained in Saudi Arabia since 2012 for “insulting Islam,” is sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes.It is in the name of “political correctness” that the Jihadi armed group Al-Shabaab commits atrocities against media personnel in Somalia. Two journalists with the newspaper Cumhuriyet continue to face charges in Turkey for reprinting – albeit in miniscule format – some of the cartoons that Charlie Hebdo published after the massacre a year ago.RSF deplores the self-censorship and overcautiousness that has taken hold in the media in democratic countries. Even in the United States, where freedom of expression is protected by the First Amendment, newspapers and TV channels often succumb to religious correctness.In May, 200 English-language writers and novelists criticized PEN America’s decision to award Charlie Hebdo its Freedom of Expression Courage prize.“All those who display editorial courage by refusing to join in creating sanctuaries for belief systems of any kind must be protected, even by those who do not share their convictions,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“The armed wings of religious correctness do not content themselves with preventing criticism of religions. They also prevent journalists from investigating and covering entire areas of political, economic, social and cultural reality.” June 4, 2021 Find out more On the eve of the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris and amid controversy about the satirical weekly’s latest cover, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) cautions against the insidious imposition of a “religious correctness” that poses a major threat to the journalistic freedom to inform others (and make them laugh). January 6, 2016 – Updated on June 2, 2016 A year after Charlie, RSF warns against “religious correctness” News Organisation GEORGES GOBET / AFP May 10, 2021 Find out more
July 15, 2020 Find out more RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers Reporters Without Borders voiced fears that 22 January elections in the Maldives had virtually no chance of being free and fair as promised by the government because of a striking absence of press freedom.Control over both public and private media wielded by President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, his family and supporters was a flagrant violation of Article 25 of the Constitution that guarantees “the right to express ones conscience and ideas verbally, in writing or by any other method”, it said.The worldwide press freedom organisation strongly regretted that the government, which postponed elections after the tsunami disaster, had not taken steps to ensure free media coverage of the campaign for a new Majlis (parliament).The Maldives were ranked, in October 2004, in 157th position out of 167, in Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index.The organisation urged international observers currently in the Maldives, particularly those from the Commonwealth headed by the former president of Mauritius, to refer to the flagrant lack of press freedom in their final reports.The opposition has since the start of the campaign been all but squeezed out from broadcasts on state-run Voice of Maldives radio and from public television. The country has three privately-owned dailies and around a dozen magazines. Leading newspaper, Haveeru, is controlled by the former sports and youth minister. The daily Aafathis belongs to President Gayoom’s brother-in-law while the third, Miadhu Daily, is under the head of state’s direct control. Information minister, Ahmed Abdullah, heads up the editorial team. The magazines and private-owned tabloid newspapers enjoy more freedom, even though presidential associates have positions on most of the management and editorial boards.The government also maintains a tight grip on publication licences. The Information Ministry revoked 22 licences in March 2003, for “illegal publication”, including the Monday Times which was already unable to appear since all the country’s printers had refused to print it since 2002.Three cyberdissidents, Mohamed Zaki, Ahmad Didi and Fathimath Nisreen have been deprived of their freedom for launching an online newsletter Sandhaanu. They were found guilty of “insulting the president” and “attempting to overthrow the government (…) by creating the newsletter entitled Sandhaanu”, even though the divehi-language site did not post any calls to violence. Mohamed Zaki and Ahmad Didi are under house arrest in Malé, while Fathimath Nisreen has just been banished again to Feeail Island. Another cyberdissident, Naushad Waheed, is under house arrest after being sentenced to 15 years in prison in October 2002. Reporters Without Borders repeated its call for the release of these four cyberdissidents. The president on 31 December 2004 lifted charges of “treason” and “disturbing public order” against dozens of opposition supporters who were arrested for taking part in a demonstration in Malé in August 2004. The four cyberdissidents were unfortunately not included. September 12, 2018 Find out more RSF_en Organisation January 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Free elections threatened by lack of pluralism The government promised free parliamentary elections but the control ofpublic and private media wielded by President Gayoom, his family andsupporters means little chance of a fair poll. Critical news websites areblocked and four cyberdissidents have been deprived of their freedom. to go further News Follow the news on Maldives MaldivesAsia – Pacific RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates News Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News News websites, including maldivesculture.com and dhivehiobserver.com, are inaccessible in the Maldives while shortwave broadcasts on London-based station Minivan (Free Radio) are regularly scrambled in Malé. These media mainly give a platform to opposition figures and exiles.|||| MaldivesAsia – Pacific April 23, 2018 Find out more
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it The Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education will meet Thursday, December 22, to act on a number of consultant contracts, project proposals, and personnel assignments of PUSD staff. It will also decide on policies governing the handling of donations in support of PUSD’s instructional programs.Board Members will also will vote on a resolution aimed at creating “safe zones for migrant students.” The resolution states in part that “no public school district has a basis to deny children access to education based on their immigration status” and admits that “although large scale ICE operations under any new directive have not yet been carried out in Southern California, immigration enforcement does affect Pasadena Unified School District families every day.”PUSD is recommending approval by the Board of over contracts with individuals and institutions that serve the district as consultants in various capacities, from providing professional academic development services to counselling students on domestic violence issues and college and career guidance. The contracts range in amount from $1,200 to $50,000.The Superintendent or other designated PUSD official formulates the policies for these contracts and submits them to the Board of Education for approval.Public comment about these consultant contracts can be heard during the business meeting portion that opens at 5 p.m. The public may also comment on other issues taken up in the agenda, which includes acceptance by the Board of Education of gift donations from individual and institutional donors in support of instructional goals.The Board has for the past several years been receiving generous donations from community members and vendors in support of PUSD’s programs for students and the community. Donations usually are set aside for the purchase of instructional materials and provide fund for student field trips. The donations benefit both the school sites as well as the PUSD district office.Also up for ratification by the Board of Education are disbursement measures, purchase orders and contracts as required by the California Education Code. The Code says all payments made from the funds of a school district shall be made by written order by the Board of Education. Among these disbursements are payments for employee services, supplies, commercial services and equipment used at school sites, the district office and the PUSD service center.Disbursements also include payroll taxes, STRS and PERS contributions and county office charges.The Board of Education will also deliberate on recommendations for the appointment of certificated and classified personnel, as well as leaves of absence, retirements and resignations within the PUSD jurisdiction.The Board of Education meeting opens with a closed session at 4 p.m., at the Elbie J. Hickambottom Board Room at PUSD, located at 351 South Hudson Avenue in Pasadena. Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Education Pasadena Unified Board of Education Meets Thursday Evening From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 7:45 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
News UpdatesPost Made Against Amit Shah Prior To Joining Service: Allahabad HC Deprecates Post’s Reference In Inquiry Order & Annuls Officer’s Transfer [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay2 Nov 2020 4:13 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently quashed an order of transfer of a Government Officer against whom an inquiry was instituted in which there was a reference of the Facebook page post (related to Mr. Amit Shah, the then Adhyaksh, Bhartiya Janta Party) which the officer made on 15.07.2015 much before the joining as Designated Officer on 15.09.2015.The Bench of Justice Sangeeta Chandra quashed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court recently quashed an order of transfer of a Government Officer against whom an inquiry was instituted in which there was a reference of the Facebook page post (related to Mr. Amit Shah, the then Adhyaksh, Bhartiya Janta Party) which the officer made on 15.07.2015 much before the joining as Designated Officer on 15.09.2015.The Bench of Justice Sangeeta Chandra quashed the order of transfer dated 11.09.2020 with a direction to the State Government of Uttar Pradesh to reconsider passing appropriate orders.It may be noted that the inquiry order dated 11.09.2020 was primarily instituted against him for his alleged misconduct of not taking timely action against M/s Bhagwati Enterprises for Krishna Bhog Chhena adulterated Powder. The matter before the CourtA plea was filed by the petitioner (Designated Officer, Food Security) challenging the order dated 11.09.2020 by which an inquiry was instituted against him for his alleged misconduct of not taking timely action against M/s Bhagwati Enterprises for Krishna Bhog Chhena adulterated Powder.It may be noted that the Food sample of Sri Krishna Bhog Chhena Powder was found sub-standard and unsafe for human consumption in the report submitted by the Food Security Officer.Apart from challenging the inquiry order dated 11.09.2020, he also challenged the transfer order dated 11.09.2020 by which he was transferred from Agra where he was posted as Designated Officer, Food Security to the Headquarters at Lucknow.Case of the PetitionerIt was the case of the petitioner that he was selected by the U.P. Public Service Commission, on 15.09.2015 and was posted at Barabanki as Designated Officer. On 30.06.2019 he was transferred to Agra.He asserted that the order impugned was passed by making observations that the petitioner, before he was selected and appointed as Designated Officer, had made some objectionable posts on his Facebook page against Mr. Amit Shah, the then Adhyaksh, Bhartiya Janta Party.He submitted that he could not be punished for something done by him before being selected and appointed as Designated Officer on 15.09.2015.Court’s observationsThe Court noted that the order (transfer order) was passed as a consequence of the order instituting the inquiry against the petitioner.To this, the Court said,”In case, the inquiry has been instituted and the Inquiry Officer is stationed at Kanpur, it would have been appropriate for the petitioner to be attached in the office at Kanpur so that the disciplinary proceedings against him may be concluded expeditiously.”The Court also remarked,”This Court does not appreciate the reference made in the impugned order dated 11.09.2020 instituting the disciplinary proceedings against the petitioner, of the Facebook page post which he made on 15.07.2015 much before the joining as Designated Officer on 15.09.2015.” (emphasis supplied)However, the Court refused to stay the inquiry proceeding initiated against the petitioner on 11.09.2020, as the Court noted,”Even if the said reference is ignored there is another charge levelled against him of not taking action against M/s Bhagwati Enterprises which needs to be inquired into by the Enquiry Officer.”But, the order of transfer dated 11.09.2020 was quashed with a direction to the State Government to reconsider passing appropriate orders in view of the observations made by the Court.The matter has been listed for further hearing on 23.11.2020.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The coldest air of the season is hitting the East Coast Friday morning and it’s only going to get colder. With this cold air moving over the Great Lakes, up to 14 inches of lake effect snow fell in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and up to 4 inches in Erie Pennsylvania. A Freeze Warning has been issued for many states from the Deep South all the way to New York City. The first freezing temperatures of the season are on the way by Friday night and into Saturday morning.With even a little wind, the wind chill will be in the teens in the Midwest and parts of the Northeast for the next 24 hours.After this cold shot, our attention turns to an even colder air mass early next week that will bring more snow ahead of it from the Midwest into the Northeast.On Monday morning, the new storm system will already be moving through the Midwest with snow from Chicago to Detroit. A few inches of the white stuff is expected there as well.By Tuesday, this storm system will move east, bringing rain and snow to the Northeast. This time around, big cities could see some snow but it is still too early to say how much and who will get the most.Heavy lake effect snow is expected around the Great Lakes next week too.What we do know for sure is that an even colder air mass will move in behind this next storm system.Wind chills will be below zero for the Midwest and 20s all the way to Texas and the Deep South.This cold blast moves into the Northeast on Tuesday night into Wednesday. It will feel like January for Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City and Boston next week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
iStock/smolaw11BY: DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON and SONY SALZMAN(NEW YORK) — A new study at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering showed ventilation systems can change the spread of aerosolized and potentially virus-containing particles in common indoor areas. The study looked at results in an elevator, a supermarket and a classroom.Although their findings are still undergoing peer review, they have caught the attention of an anxious nation gearing up to send children back to school and eager for any small hints on how to stay safe and reduce transmission indoors. Dr. Jiarong Hong and Dr. Suo Yang, mechanical engineering associate professors at the University of Minnesota analyzed how aerosolized and potentially virus-containing particles could spread in common indoor areas using a computer simulation.To start, they evaluated eight asymptomatic participants with COVID and calculated the particle spread from actions like talking, coughing and sneezing. They took this data and applied it into various computer simulations.In one simulation, they created various circumstances in a standard classroom, with a teacher placed at the front and children scattered throughout the room. In other simulations, they did the same thing, but in an elevator or a grocery store. They studied various conditions, including how the spread would change if the rooms had a powerful ventilator in either the entrance or back of the room.They found that in indoor spaces, good ventilation will filter some of the virus out of the air, but may leave more viral particles on surfaces, such as walls. Key among their findings: The aerosols spread significantly less throughout the room when the asymptomatic person was placed directly under an air vent rather than away from.This could come into play in the classroom, with the risk of transmission theoretically lower if an unknowing asymptomatic teacher were placed directly underneath the ventilation system. Conversely, a ventilation system at the back of the room might spread potentially infectious particles throughout the room.“If the teacher is in the front, the ventilation is in the back, the ventilation will draw the aerosol throughout the whole classroom.” says Suo Yang, one of the lead researchers. “In comparison, if we move the ventilation to the front, right above the teacher, then the ventilation will create a recirculating zone in the front, which will confine the aerosols within the front 1/3 part of the classroom.”For the classroom case, with strong simulated ventilation, only about 10% of particles were vented out, meaning you can’t necessarily bank on a high-quality ventilation system to filter out all the potentially infectious particles in a standard classroom.A grocery store, meanwhile, was a different story. In the simulated supermarket, 50% of the particles were vented out, according to the computer simulation, with Yang considering that the tall shelving units of a supermarket create small wind channels that more efficiently circulate air through a room.In both of these scenarios, many of the particles ended up on surfaces, such as the floor and the walls.“With very strong ventilation, it doesn’t mean you get aerosols out. We found the surface deposition is huge. That means the regular cleaning of the surface is important,” said Yang.It is important to note that this study is currently under peer review. Experts caution the study has limits, and its conclusions shouldn’t be applied in a diverse set of scenarios. Every classroom, grocery store and elevator is unique, and needs to be specifically evaluated for transmission risk. Nor should the findings that some scenarios offer reduce risk mean that people should replace typical COVID-19 safety measures, such as social distancing and facial coverings.“Modeling might be useful but we also need to understand that there are many possible scenarios that can exist for the same indoor space, so modeling all scenarios is not possible,” said Rajat Mittal, professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University and an expert in fluid dynamics.Nevertheless, Mittal said the results are “in line with what has been found in earlier studies.”For Yang, one of the biggest takeaways from his research is that a good ventilation system is not a silver bullet for reducing transmission indoors.“Normally people think ventilation will help. Our observation is, it depends on how the room is set up and where is the ventilation,” said Yang. “Sometimes it helps, sometimes it helps the spread out. The key observation is the relative location of the ventilation.”Alexis E. Carrington, M.D., a dermatology research fellow at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, California, and a contributor to the ABC News Medical Unit. Sony Salzman is the coordinating producer of ABC News Medical Unit. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The Arctic is currently undergoing drastic changes in climate, largely thought to be due to so-called ‘Arctic amplification’, whereby local feedbacks enhance global warming. Recently, a number of observational and modelling studies have questioned what the implications of this change in Arctic sea ice extent might be for weather in Northern Hemisphere midlatitudes, and in particular whether recent extremely cold winters such as 2009/10 might be consistent with an influence from observed Arctic sea ice decline. However, the proposed mechanisms for these links have not been consistently demonstrated. In a uniquely comprehensive cross-season and cross-model study, we show that the CMIP5 models provide no support for a relationship between declining Arctic sea ice and a negative NAM, or between declining Barents–Kara sea ice and cold European temperatures. The lack of evidence for the proposed links is consistent with studies that report a low signal-to-noise ratio in these relationships. These results imply that, whilst links may exist between declining sea ice and extreme cold weather events in the Northern Hemisphere, the CMIP5 model experiments do not show this to be a leading order effect in the long-term. We argue that this is likely due to a combination of the limitations of the CMIP5 models and an indication of other important long-term influences on Northern Hemisphere climate.
Region 15 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball MOAB, Utah-Hannah Owen netted 17 points and the Grand Red Devils edged Manti 50-48 Saturday in Region 15 girls basketball action. Ashton Wood led the Templars in the loss with 12 points. ESCALANTE, Utah-Bracken Lyman and Chacen Steed had 17 points apiece and the Escalante Moquis edged Dugway 47-44 in non-region boys basketball action Saturday. T.J. Ramos led the Mustangs in defeat with 10 points. MANTI, Utah-Mason Thompson netted 20 points, including six 3-pointers as the Manti Templars overpowered Grand 82-68 Saturday in Region 15 boys basketball action. Nolan Ramirez had 22 points for the Red Devils in the loss. Non-Region January 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/26 PANGUITCH, Utah-Kapri Orton posted 22 points and Brittney Henrie amassed 19 points and 11 assists as the Panguitch Bobcats pounded Water Canyon 83-37 in Region 20 girls basketball action Saturday. Melissa Jessup had 19 points in the loss for the Wildcats. Girls Basketball Region 20 Region 15 Written by Tags: Ashton Wood/Bracken Lyman/Chacen Steed/Hannah Owen/Kapri Orton/Mason Thompson/Melissa Jessup/Nolan Ramirez/T.J. Ramos Brad James