Recent changes in the strength and location of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds (SHW) have been linked to continental droughts and wildfires, changes in the Southern Ocean carbon sink, sea ice extent, ocean circulation, and ice shelf stability. Despite their critical role, our ability to predict their impacts under future climates is limited by a lack of data on SHW behaviour over centennial timescales. Here, we present a 700-year record of changes in SHW intensity from sub-Antarctic Marion Island using diatom and geochemical proxies and compare it with paleoclimate records and recent instrumental data. During cool periods, such as the Little Ice Age (c. 1400–1870 CE), the winds weakened and shifted towards the equator, and during warm periods they intensified and migrated poleward. These results imply that changes in the latitudinal temperature gradient drive century-scale SHW migrations, and that intensification of impacts can be anticipated in the coming century.
Written by Brad James June 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Wednesday Results from UHSRA Rodeo Championships There will be two sessions of competition Thursday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Tags: Hurricane/UHSRA FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHURRICANE, Utah-Here are Wednesday’s updated results from the UHSRA Rodeo Championships which ensue through Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds of Hurricane.Breakaway1st-Louey Dansie (Lehi) 3.292nd-Kamryn Carlsen (Sevier) 3.553rd-Macee McAllister (Dixie)Goat Tying1st-Skylee Draper (Juab) 7.432nd-Sammy Taylor (Uintah Basin) 8.033rd-Anndee Belliston (Emery) 9.18Barrel Racing1st-Marynn Moody (West Millard) 16.7492nd-Hailey Humphrey (South Utah County) 16.7923rd-Peyton Bennett (Lehi) 16.941Pole Bending1st-Jade Rindlisbacher (Juab) 20.992nd-Kate Torgerson (Lehi) 20.3023rd-Jaid Stowell (Cedar) 20.754Steer Wrestling1st-Wyatt Davis (Southern Utah County) 6.122nd-Brandon Youd (Juab) 15.83Tie Down Roping1st-Cole Magnuson (Emery) 11.722nd-Chad Reber (Enterprise) 12.113rd-Wyatt Crandall (Juab) 12.22Team Roping1st-Chase Webster and Zach Lewis (South Summit) 7.7802nd-Quade Matthews and Rylie Oberg (Southern Utah County) 10.243rd-Preston Olsen and Hayden Roundy (Southern Utah County) 11.91
Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy: LADS Takes Hydrography to the Sky View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Australian Navy: LADS Takes Hydrography to the Sky Authorities Taking hydrography to the sky is the unique task of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight is and one of the lesser known capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy’s Australian Hydrographic Service. View post tag: Asia-Pacific August 26, 2014 View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: LADS View post tag: takes The Navy’s hydrographic fleet is most visible through the fleet of two Hydrographic Survey ships and four Survey Motor Launches, but looking upwards you may see the LADS Flight, which surveys large parts of the ocean to depths of up to 70 metres, using a specially modified de Havilland Dash 8 – 200 aircraft.Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, CSC, visited the team at their home base at Cairns as part of the unit’s operational airworthiness audit. His visit coincided with a six and a half hour sortie surveying an area north of the Whitsundays, for which he embarked, and a period of training encompassing Aviation Medicine, Aviation Risk Management and Crew Resource Management.“I was very impressed with the professionalism of the civilian flight crew and the Navy Hydrographic crew who operated the flight,” Commodore Di Pietro said.“The LADS Flight was one of the first of its type in the world and provides the Navy with an important capability, giving us both a tactical advantage in navigation as well as providing a valuable service to the commercial maritime industry.”Commanding Officer of the LADS Flight, Lieutenant Commander David Sowter, was pleased with the result of the audit.“Achieving operational audit requirements is a key milestone, and to do so while showcasing our capability to the head of Naval Aviation is doubly pleasing,” Lieutenant Commander Sowter said.The LADS Flight flies more than 140 sorties per year, including forward deployed operations from all parts of Australia and overseas such as Mackay, Cocos island, Papua New Guinea and Broome (where they are currently based for six weeks).[mappress]Press Release, August 26, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Sky View post tag: Hydrography Share this article
Oxford University’s Radcliffe Meteorological Station has announced that the rainfall in January was highest measured in any winter month since daily recording began in 1767.The weather station recorded a total of 146.9mm of rainfall in January. This was not only three times greater than the average for the month, but was also the highest recorded rainfall for any winter month, beating the 143.3mm that fell nearly a hundred years ago, in December 1914.There is no immediate end in sight for the wet weather. At the time of printing, there were still 130 flood alerts and warnings across Oxford and the rest of the South East region. This included a flood warning for the River Thames and its tributaries in Oxford, meaning that immediate preventative action was necessary. There was also a general flood alert for the Oxford area, which instructed residents to be prepared for possible flooding in the near future.In response to the warnings, Dave Bedlington, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency told Cherwell, “We will continue to monitor the situation very closely as river and groundwater levels across the South East remain high and responsive, and standing water remains in some flood plains.”Oxford residents and business owners are dreading a repeat of January’s flooding and the loss of custom it caused. Narinder Bhella, owner of the Green Gables Guest House in Abingdon Road, told the Oxford Mail, “Last time we had to cancel all the bookings we had because nobody could get in or out when the road closed. I believe we lost about £1,700 just from loss of advance bookings, but we likely lost more from other guests we would have also had during the week.”One Oriel student noted, “Maybe it’s a result of climate change, but flooding across England has become a regular occurrence year on year, yet every year we seem to be surprised when it occurs. It’s all very well having an organised response but there need to be more preventative measures in the first place.”Across the country, concerns have been raised that the Environment Agency did not dredge rivers as thoroughly as they should have done in the autumn. However, Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, told BBC Breakfast, “Virtually nothing that could have been done would have, I suspect, affected the inundation that we have experienced, simply because of the quantity of rain.”Oxford MPs Andrew Smith and Nicola Blackwood have both voiced concerns in Parliament about the economic impact of the flooding in the Oxford area and the rising cost of house insurance premiums for regular flood victims.
There has been a mixed reaction to plans announced this week to introduce a sugar tax and reduce added sugars by 40% by 2020. But what do you think?Campaign group, Action on Sugar held a meeting with Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for health, to combat the growing obesity crisis by launching a seven-step plan.British Sugar, leading supplier of sugar to the UK has called the plans ‘misleading’, and say that it is wrong to target just one thing. They also said that calls for reformulation of products were not always practical.On the other hand, nutritionists have supported plans, and think that they are a good way to tackle the issue of obesity. We want to know what the bakers think. Have your say about the plans in our British Baker survey below.Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.This survey has now closedIn the wake of the plans, people took to twitter to voice their opinions about sugar tax. [&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”//storify.com/BritishBaker/twitter-s-reactions-to-the-proposed-sugar-tax” target=”_blank”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;View the story “Twitter’s reactions to the proposed Sugar Tax” on Storify&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;]
In 2018, renowned pianist Holly Bowling has been focused on Ghost Light, her new project with Tom Hamilton, Raina Mullen, Scotty Zwang, and Steve Lyons. With the band’s summer tour primarily wrapped up, save for an upcoming appearance at LOCKN’ Festival next weekend, Bowling has had increasingly more time to devote to her solo endeavors.EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling Talk New Band, Ghost Light, & The Grateful DeadYesterday, Bowling released the fifth installment in her Music Nerdery video series, which finds the pianist diving deep into the music theory that underlies her fan-favorite solo piano translations of iconic Phish and Grateful Dead tunes. For this new episode, Bowling explains her take on Phish’s “Frankie Says”, describing how she mimics all the complex layers of the tune on solo piano. Noting that the song is “super fun, because it has a bunch of different layers and parts we get to put together,” Bowling walks viewers through her interpretation of the song, while also offering helpful, and frequently silly, tips and commentary.Holly Bowling – Music Nerdery Vol. 5 – “Frankie Says” [Video: Holly Bowling]Following Ghost Light’s upcoming appearance at LOCKN’ Festival, Holly Bowling will embark on a brief solo tour, kicking off ahead of Phish’s annual mecca to Colorado’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Park with a show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater on August 30th. Following the Labor Day weekend run, Bowling heads to the South, with stops in Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Asheville, North Carolina, ahead of a stop at Washington, DC’s Hamilton on September 9th.Moving northward, Bowling will continue onto to Asbury Park, New Jersey; Fairfield, Connecticut; New York, New York; Ardmore, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; and Cohoes, New York, from September 11th through 16th. As for the West Coast, Bowling will make stops across Washington and Oregon ahead of a stop at the iconic Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California, on September 23rd, before reconvening with Ghost Light in Omaha on September 26th. For more information and ticketing, head here.[H/T JamBase]
Four-piece jam band Aqueous welcomed fans to the Town Ballroom late last month for a sold-out New Year’s Eve performance in their hometown of Buffalo, New York. The night’s NYE show capped off a big year for the emerging jam band, who spent most of their fall and winter touring around the country in promotion of their latest studio album, Color Wheel, which was released independently back on October 12th.One of the lengthy jams played during Aqueous’ first set on New Year’s Eve was “Skyway”, with guitarist Mike Gantzer handling the lead on vocals. As the jam moves out of the song’s main theme, drummer Rob Houk lays down a hard-hitting groove for Gantzer and Dave Loss to toy around with. Midway through the jam, the quartet picks up the tempo out of a more trancey segment, and Gantzer absolutely lets loose on his beautiful PRS guitar, firing off a series of quick-witted solos.Watch pro-shot video of “Skyway” from Aqueous’ NYE show below:Aqueous – “Skyway”[Video: Aqueous]The second set and encore were highlighted by a monster set-opening take on “Strange Times”, as well as classic rock covers of the Grateful Dead‘s “Truckin’” and The Beatles‘ “Hey Jude”. Aqueous previously shared pro-shot video of the nearly-19-minute “Strange Times”, a heady original from their 2012 Willy Is 40 LP.The October arrival of Color Wheel was not the band’s only album release of 2018. They also shared an album of live recordings over the summer from their sold-out show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater back on June 11th. Aqueous will head back out for the start of their 2019 winter tour alongside BIG Something early next month, beginning with a show on February 7th at Bloomington, IN’s Bluebird.For a full list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Aqueous | Town Ballroom | Buffalo, NY | 12/31/18Set One: Random Company, Realize Your Light, The Boys Are Back In Town¹, Split The Difference > Skyway > Eon Don² ³ > Timmy’s Blades > Eon DonSet Two: Strange Times⁴, Weight of the Word, How High You Fly > Origami > Auld Lang Syne > Truckin’⁵ > AldehydeEncore: In It (For Me)⁶ > Hey Jude⁷Notes:¹ Debut, Thin Lizzy cover² BUSTOUT: LTP 7/2/17 (137 shows), funky version³ Xxplosive (Dr. Dre) tease⁴ Jurassic Park Theme (John Williams) tease⁵ Debut, Grateful Dead cover⁶ Live Debut⁷ BUSTOUT: LTP 2/26/14 (511 shows)
The Vietnamese Student Association of Notre Dame will put on its annual cultural show, Notre Dame by Night, on Saturday as a celebration of the Lunar New Year.Though this is only the third year the club has put on the show, it has grown exponentially over the past several years and become a cornerstone of the club, the club’s president and vice president, juniors Nhu-Y Nguyen and Emily Luong, said. Once freshmen with minor roles in the show when it first debuted in 2017, they are now in charge of leading the club and organizing the show.Nguyen said that, like the club itself, the event has a two-fold mission: to celebrate Vietnamese community among the club’s members and to share their culture with others. Nhu-Y Nguyen In 2018, the Vietnamese Student Association celebrated Lunar New Year by putting on its annual Notre Dame by Night show.“It’s a cultural club, so [our mission is] obviously to spread awareness of our culture on campus, and also to our members, especially those who are not really well-connected with our roots and our culture,” Nguyen said.The club uses its events to promote Vietnamese culture for Vietnamese-American students, international Vietnamese students and non-Vietnamese students who are interested in the culture.“With this club we want to create unity and spread awareness of the culture especially, through food, through performances, through music,” sophomore Frankie Tran, the club’s event coordinator, said. “We want to make this club and this mission come alive through the events.”Notre Dame by Night, which reaches the club’s widest audience, is an evening of Vietnamese song, dance and food.“It is a series of performances and then the different aspect of the story is a skit interwoven through the performances, and because of that we show a narrative through our performances and through the skit and through the songs,” Tran said.The narrative of this year’s performance is centered around the theme of identity.“Every year, we change up the skit or the message we want to bring to the audience,” Tran said. “This year, we’re really focusing on a student’s identity of how sometimes students might not know or might not place a large emphasis on their Vietnamese identity and may push it away to focus on their dorm community or academics. Hopefully we can bring that to life in a very respectful way.”The notion of multi-cultural identity is something that the club values because of its importance for many Vietnamese students.“When I moved here to Notre Dame, there was definitely a regional culture shock in the sense of going from a lot of diversity to a little bit, and because of that, I think back home, you weren’t really aware or at least proud of your ethnic identity because you took it for granted, almost,” Tran said. “And so for here, you kind of place more emphasis because there are so few and you really want to strengthen that background and really want to share it with others who have not had that exposure.”Notre Dame by Night is also a celebration of Tết, the most important holiday of the Vietnamese culture that celebrates the Lunar New Year.“Overall the story is pretty much about identity, but the other story that is being told is what is our culture when we talk about Lunar New Year?” Nguyen said.The show is equally about sharing Vietnamese culture with others as it is about celebrating the culture among the members themselves.“We hope to bring it to our members who are away from home and also to bring it to the Vietnamese community who don’t have the youth to bring the spirit of celebration and just to have a place for them to gather and to really celebrate with each other,” Nguyen said.Luong said this event in particular stands out because of the time and effort that goes into planning.“To me, I feel like this event really brings most of our members together and actually work towards one goal,” she said.Most of the club’s yearly events are activities catered mainly towards the members of the club. This one stands out because it is planned and performed by the members themselves and shared with a wider audience.“In other events, it’s the board organizing something and our club members attending it,” Luong said. “For this, it’s our club members and everyone working together to put on something for the entire Notre Dame community to come and enjoy.”Notre Dame by Night will be held Saturday in Washington Hall at 7 p.m.Tags: lunar new year, Notre Dame by Night, Vietnamese Student Association, VSA
On the Twentieth Century premiered on Broadway in 1978, and won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. This production will play a limited engagement through July 5. On the Twentieth Century features a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. It follows a down-and-out Broadway producer named Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who struggles to convince his former muse and lover, Lily Garland (Chenoweth), now a successful film actress, to return to Broadway in a (non-existent) epic drama about Mary Magdalene. While dealing with Lily Garland’s jealous new lover and a religious fanatic aboard a luxury train, Oscar hopes he can lure her back to the stage and salvage his sinking career. On The Twentieth Century In addition to Chenoweth and Gallagher, the cast includes Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn‐Baker and Tony winners Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Peter Gallagher is once again out from On the Twentieth Century. The Tony nominee will now not make both performances on March 4 and also March 5 as he continues to recover from a severe sinus infection; he is is scheduled to return on March 6. James Moye, who usually plays Max Jacobs, continues in the role of Oscar Jaffee in his absence. Directed by Scott Ellis and starring Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth, the Roundabout production has already had to push back its official opening at the American Airlines Theatre to March 15 as a result of Gallagher’s illness.
Denée Benton in ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812′(Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva) Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Natasha has found her new home! Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, starring Josh Groban and Denée Benton in their Broadway debuts, will begin performances in October at the Imperial Theatre. The musical was initially set to make its Main Stem bow in September.Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 features a book and electropop score by Dave Malloy; this will mark his Broadway debut as well. Drawing inspiration from a 70-page portion of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace, it follows Natasha (Benton), a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole while her betrothed Andrey is off fighting. Andrey’s best friend Pierre (Groban) remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms.Additional casting and an opening night for the Broadway premiere will be announced at a later date. Rachel Chavkin, who helmed the show off-Broadway and at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will return to direct.The Imperial Theatre is currently home to Les Miserables, which is scheduled to close on September 4. Josh Groban Star Files Denée Benton Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 View Comments