Numerical simulation of the Filchner overflow

first_imgThe plume of Ice Shelf Water (ISW) flowing into the Weddell Sea over the Filchner sill contributes to the formation of Antarctic Bottom Water. The Filchner overflow is simulated using a hydrostatic, primitive equation three-dimensional ocean model with a 0.5-2 Sv ISW influx above the Filchner sill. The best fit to mooring temperature observations is found with influxes of 0.5 and 1 Sv, below a previous estimate of 1.6 +/- 0.5 Sv based on sparse mooring velocities. The plume first moves north over the continental shelf, and then turns west, along slope of the continental shelf break where it breaks up into subplumes and domes, some of which then move downslope. Other subplumes run into the eastern submarine ridge and propagate along the ridge downslope in a chaotic manner. The next, western ridge is crossed by the plume through several paths. Despite a number of discrepancies with observational data, the model reproduces many attributes of the flow. In particular, we argue that the temporal variability shown by the observations can largely be attributed to the unstable structure of the flow, where the temperature fluctuations are determined by the motion of the domes past the moorings. Our sensitivity studies show that while thermobaricity plays a role, its effect is small for the flows considered. Smoothing the ridges out demonstrate that their presence strongly affects the plume shape around the ridges. An increase in the bottom drag or viscosity leads to slowing down, and hence thickening and widening of the plume.last_img read more

Online is now 7.5% of the sales market, new report claims, with Purplebricks at 4.98%

first_imgLatest research into the market share held by online agents shows they have taken 7.5% of the market overall and that Purplebricks has edged up to 4.98%.The figures, gathered by TwentyCI for the Guild of Property Professionals, also show that Countrywide is marginally ahead of Purplebricks at 5% of sales agreed during 2019. This paints a different picture to Purplebricks latest full year results for 2019 which claimed it had the largest market share by listings.Both are in front of Connells at 4.92% agreed sales and then LSL with 2.89% followed by Spicerhaart with 1.48%.But the point of the figures, presented by Guild CEO Iain McKenzie at the organisation’s national conference in London yesterday, is that its 800 or so independent agents are No.1 when grouped together with 5.91% of the market or 53,669 agreed sales.McKenzie (left) also revealed the regional market share figures which highlighted a much larger share in the Midlands and North of England for online agents.In Yorkshire and the Humber they have captured 12% of the market while in both the East and West Midlands it is 10%, considerably higher than most other areas of the UK.“My personal interpretation is that the ‘bulge’ of market share in the Midlands and parts of the North of England is down to one online agent offering a ‘free to sell’ service,” McKenzie told The Negotiator, referring almost certainly to HouseSimple.Asked whether the online agency ‘threat’ is over, McKenzie suggested that it was not and that the Guild’s iBuyer initiative, which was launched yesterday during the event, would help member agents circumnavigate the online threat.Visit the Guild website.Read more about the Guild. February 13, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 15th February 2020 at 4:03 pmAs a real estate and proptech analyst and strategist I spend all my time with people and figures. People are easy, drilling down into figures not so. Especially, is you get into the realm of what they really mean.As Evan Esar commented – ‘Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.’Ian McKenzie does well to rely on the figures by Twenty Ci, who I visited last month and spent time speaking to amongst others a top class data scientist. Renown for my ability to throw the odd hand grenade into proceedings I was reassured with the methodology and rigorousness of how data was collated and interpreted by the company.One thing did strike me though, and after my visit and I put together my own data and came to some surprising conclusions.In 2019, Purplebricks – (and many hold that I am their nemesis, I am not I just hate poor tech applications) took to the market in excess of 64,000 properties across the UK. Is this significant? History will tell.What is significant is that from my data in 2019, 22,000 properties listed by Purplebricks were withdrawn. Why is this significant, well each of the 22,000 vendors paid an average fee of £1,300 to Purplebricks, and got NOTHING, just a hole in their finances. Whereas Purplebricks got a cash fillet of £1,300 x 22,000 = £28,600,000.That is right 28.6M of fee in 12-months, for NOT SELLING a single property, so that is 2.38M a month.Now Trading Standards, The Property Ombudsman, the National Trading StandardsAgency Team (NSEAT) and RoPA seem to feel that this is acceptable, but I think not.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Online is now 7.5% of the sales market, new report claims, with Purplebricks at 4.98% previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline is now 7.5% of the sales market, new report claims, with Purplebricks at 4.98%The report commissioned by The Guild of Property Professionals also shows that at 5% of sales in 2019, Countrywide is just ahead of Purplebricks.Nigel Lewis13th February 20201 Comment1,170 Viewslast_img read more

HMS Dragon arrives in India for exercise Konkan 2018

first_img View post tag: HMS Dragon Royal Navy destroyer arrives in India for exercise Konkan 2018 November 29, 2018 View post tag: INS Kolkata View post tag: Royal Navy After seizing three tons of hashish in the Middle East earlier this week, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in India where it will join Indian Navy ships for the bilateral naval exercise Konkan 2018.The Konkan exercise provides a platform for the two navies to periodically exercise at sea and in harbor, so as to build interoperability and share best practices.The Konkan series of exercises commenced in 2004, and since then has grown in scale. Konkan 2018 will be conducted from November 28 to December 6 off Goa.The at sea phase will be conducted by HMS Dragon and INS Kolkata, the lead destroyer in its class, and an unidentified Indian Navy submarine. In addition, Indian maritime patrol aircraft Dornier will also participate in the exercise.The thrust of the exercise this year would be on anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, visit board search and seizure (VBSS) and seamanship evolutions.The Portsmouth-based HMS Dragon is now in the third month of her Middle East deployment. The destroyer has so far operated in the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf in addition to contributing to the international Combined Task Force 150. Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy destroyer arrives in India for exercise Konkan 2018 Share this article View post tag: Konkan Authorities View post tag: Indian Navylast_img read more

Students angered by Spotify ban

first_imgStudents have expressed their shock this week at OUCS’s decision to ban the popular music sharing website Spotify.The University’s computing services, OUCS, attributed the ban to the excessive bandwidth that the program requires, especially when so many people are using it.The decision has not gone down well with students. “I was shocked when I realised there was a total ban,” said Finola Holyoak, a first-year student at Lincoln.Students were baffled when Spotify suddenly stopped working, and no explanation was sent out as to why such a popular site was banned. A second-year Economics and Management student describing it as “discrimination against music lovers… I hoped that it was a technical glitch, and that the university would be able to fix it. I never realised it was against the rules.”The University website states that “…the unauthorised use of peer-to-peer resource-sharing software on machines connected to the Oxford University Network is prohibited.”However, there are inconsistencies in the ban, as some students are still able to use Spotify in their colleges, whereas others cannot. In many colleges, students are able to access it via wireless, and in some it is even possible through the ethernet connection.A second-year law student at Magdalen said, “plenty of my friends still use Spotify, and to be honest I can see nothing wrong with that – it’s not as if every single person is on it every single hour of the day.”Another first-year music student argued that the site was a valuable research for his degree. “I use it loads. It’s the most comprehensive collection of classical music in one place. Much better than Naxos,” he said.Spotify, although legal, falls into the category of a ‘peer-to-peer resource-sharing software’. This means that the music is not located in a central memory bank, but rather on each user’s computer and the software allows users to share their music libraries with all other users.OUCS claims that the problem with allowing peer-to-peer software is that it requires an enormous bandwidth (the amount of data that can be sent and received on one connection).OUCS explains that, “Bandwidth that seems insignificant for one user will soon add up when scaled up to the many thousands of users connected to Oxford University’s networks. It is one thing attempting to justify a network upgrade on the basis of a genuine academic requirement, such as the petabytes of data expected from CERN when their latest collider comes online.”“Taxpayers and research councils tend to like to see their money being spent more wisely”, said one college IT Manager. He said that unlike a host of other sites which use up a lot of bandwidth, Spotify cannot be justified as being educational.Dr. Stuart Lee, Director of Computing Systems and Support at OUCS, did not wish to comment.last_img read more

Food trucks coming to Indiana rest stops to help keep truckers and essential travelers…

first_img By Tommie Lee – April 8, 2020 0 448 A temporary program will let food trucks operate at rest stops across Indiana to help truck drivers and essential travelers find a fresh meal.The program was made possible by a federal decree issued last week by the US Department of Transportation.INDOT says food trucks will be set up at 28 rest areas across the state’s highways. They’ll operate 12 hours a day, with a permit, until the emergency declaration ends, or the permit program is brought to a close. Food trucks coming to Indiana rest stops to help keep truckers and essential travelers fed Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleThe Elkhart Jazz Festival has been cancelled for this yearNext articleMDHHS adds recovery, hospitalization information to website Tommie Leelast_img read more

A Month in the Country, Led by Peter Dinklage & Taylor Schilling, Begins Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 28, 2015 Ivan Turgenev’s iconic play chronicles the comic and erotic turmoil that befalls an otherwise quiet country estate when a handsome young tutor arrives to teach Natalya Petrovna’s (Schilling) young son. But it is Natalya who soon becomes interested in a tutelage of another kind, much to the consternation of her husband and her long suffering friend, Rakitin (Dinklage), who is hopelessly and secretly smitten with her. A Month in the Country In addition to Dinklage and Schilling, the cast includes Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Franz, Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O’Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. Two TV faves are ready to go classic. A Month in the Country, starring Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling of Orange Is the New Black, begins off-Broadway performances on January 9. The Classic Stage Company production, directed by Erica Schmidt (Dinklage’s wife), will open officially on January 29 and run through February 22.last_img read more

Colombian Aeronautic Fair, F-Air 2019, Reaches New Heights

first_imgBy Geraldine Cook August 02, 2019 The International Aeronautic Fair – F-Air Colombia 2019 exceeded its own expectations, and received more than 62,000 national and international attendees. The ninth edition of F-Air, held July 11-14 at José María Córdova Airport in Rionegro, Antioquia department, highlighted the capabilities of the Colombian Air Force (FAC) and showed the potential of the national aeronautical sector.The United States was the guest country of the biennial fair that featured air displays, including the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force’s air demonstration squadron, as well as the participation of the South Carolina Air National Guard with its F-16C fighters. F-Air 2019 also served as a venue for FAC’s 100th anniversary celebration.“The FAC today is a regional reference, operating more than 300 aircraft and with 13,000 men and women who work tirelessly day and night throughout the year to protect Colombians,” General Ramsés Rueda Rueda, FAC commander, said at the opening ceremony. “F-Air is the result of an alliance between two important partners: civil aeronautics and FAC. It’s a display of capabilities and opportunities for large companies and leaders from the national and international aerospace industry, who come to show their most advanced technologies and services.”During the four-day fair, participants saw aerobatics, parachuting, flyovers, and more than 100 aircraft exhibited, including civil, military, and commercial airplanes and helicopters. The event featured more than 200 exhibitors from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, South Korea, and the United States, among others. International experts gave specialized lectures about civil aviation in the region, the integration of drones in civil activities, and the challenges for the aviation system.International bridges“Our participation, with the Thunderbirds, the South Carolina Air National Guard, and the B-52s, highlights our commitment and enduring partnership with the Colombian Air Force and the people of Colombia,” said U.S. Air Force Major General Andrew A. Croft, commander of the 12th Air Force/Air Forces Southern. “Being able to be in Colombia with one of our closest partners in Latin America enhances the bonds we have between our two countries — bonds like a shared interest in democracy, freedom, and security in the Americas.”“F-Air is a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. We have common interests and goals, and it’s always good to show our commitment to each other by doing events like this,” said U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel John Caldwell, commander of the Thunderbirds. “It’s a real special event for the country, and for us, it has been almost 50 years since we were here during the celebration of the FAC’s 50th anniversary. It’s a pleasure to be here flying right alongside the Colombian pilots. I see them as brothers in arms.”For the Guatemalan Air Force, F-Air “is a suitable place to get to know new technologies that air forces might implement and to spend time with other countries,” said Brigadier General Timo Hernández Duarte, commander of the Guatemalan Air Force. “FAC is a role model for Latin American countries, because it has been a leader not only in aviation development, but also in strategies used to be able to develop and confront the challenges that presented themselves during the political history of Colombia.”“I would like to personally congratulate the Colombian Air Force on their 100 years of service to the Colombian people. It was an honor for me personally and for all of the U.S. forces that participated to be a part of this celebration,” Maj. Gen. Croft concluded. “I also look forward to our cooperation in areas like disaster response, humanitarian aid, and counter-narcotics.”last_img read more

Lowset home records top sale in suburban estate

first_imgBuilt to impress is this lovely home at 105 Thomas Macleod Ave, Sinnamon Park. 105 Thomas MacLeod Ave, Sinnamon Park. 105 Thomas MacLeod Ave, Sinnamon Park.The home which sold in just 48 hours, had 3207 internet inspections.Mr Dean said the second person who walked through the doors bought the home.“They were a business couple from Indooroopilly who had been looking for a couple of years for the perfect property,” he said. 105 Thomas MacLeod Ave, Sinnamon Park.An extensively renovated Brisbane home has recorded a top price for a lowset home in a suburban estate.Robert Dean,from Dean Property Team, said the property at 105 Thomas Macleod Ave, Sinnamon Park sold for $1.1 million, at least $150,000 above any other lowset sale in the Windermere Estate. center_img Inside one of the bedrooms at 105 Thomas MacLeod Ave, Sinnamon Park.Mr Dean said the sale would no doubt give the area a boost.“It will certainly give the area a lift to another level in terms of lowset homes and means that buyers and owners alike can have great confidence in this marketplace when they do undertake renovations to existing homes,” Mr Dean said.“This home was extensively renovated, like a new home on the block, and presented immaculately.” More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019105 Thomas MacLeod Ave, Sinnamon Park.Mr Dean described the five-bedroom, two bathroom home was “one of a kind”.The home has a fully decked out home theatre, swimming pool, a Bali-themed outdoor casual sitting area and parking for up to six cars.last_img read more

Iceland’s Sameinaði, Stafir merge to create Birta pension fund

first_imgMembers of Icelandic pension funds Sameinaði and Stafir have approved the proposed merger of the two funds at extraordinary general meetings late last week, and the merged pension fund has been named Birta – the Icelandic word for ‘light’.The new fund held its inaugural meeting straight after the EGMs of Sameinaði and Stafir – which had been held in two halves of a divided conference room at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik – at which it named the members of its 10-person supervisory board. Negotiations on the merger of Sameinaði and Stafir began in early May, and the boards of the two pension funds decided to go ahead formally with plans to join forces at the end of June.They said they believed the merger would result in a stronger organisation that had more expertise and more robust asset and risk management, as well as lower operating costs and improved services for the benefit of members.Among the first tasks the pension fund will be tackling, Sameinaði said, is the recruitment of a chief executive and finding a building to house its headquarters.The merger partners aim to have the new pension fund operational under the Birta name by the end of this year, with all staff physically working under one roof.The merged pension fund’s supervisory board members on behalf of employees are Gylfi Ingvarsson, Jakob Tryggvason, Unnur María Rafnsdóttir, Viðar Örn Traustason and Sameinaði chairman Thorbjorn Guðmundsson.For employers, the board members are Stafir chairman Anna Guðný Aradóttir, Davíð Hafsteinsson, Guðrún Jónsdóttir, Ingibjörg Ólafsdóttir and Jón Bjarni Gunnarsson. Birta board members (from left): Gylfi Ingvarsson, Anna Guðný Aradóttir, Þorbjörn Guðmundsson, Jakob Tryggvason, Ingibjörg Ólafsdóttir, Unnur María Rafnsdóttir, Guðrún Jónsdóttir, Jón Bjarni Gunnarsson, Viðar Örn Traustason and Davíð Hafsteinsson.Birta will be the fourth-largest pension fund in Iceland, with more than 18,000 active members and net assets of about ISK310bn (€2.4bn), which equates to around one-tenth of the total assets of all pension funds in the country.last_img read more

Wild Well expands with subsea equipment buy

first_imgWild Well Control, a well control and engineering services company, has purchased subsea capping equipment from Shell EP Wells Equipment Services B.V.Wild Well said on Thursday that the addition of this inventory enhances its current global equipment and response capabilities for the WellCONTAINED subsea containment systems and provides added capabilities for its 7Series Subsea Well Intervention group.According to the company’s statement, the newly purchased equipment will be staged strategically in Houston, Aberdeen, Singapore, and elsewhere, as needed, for global deployment.Apart from emergency response well control and well control/subsea engineering personnel, Wild Well’s current WellCONTAINED inventory is staged in a ready-to-deploy state in Aberdeen and Singapore.The equipment at each location includes full subsea well intervention systems, including a subsea capping stack, debris removal shears, hardware kits for the subsea application of dispersant and inhibition fluids and other ancillary equipment.last_img read more