A firn densification model is presented that simulatessteady-state Antarctic firn density profiles, as well asthe temporal evolution of firn density and surface height. The model uses an improved firn densification expression that is tuned to fit depth-density observations. Liquid water processes (meltwater percolation, retention and refreezing) are also included. Two applications are presented. First, thesteady-state model version is used to simulate the strong spatial variability in firn layer thickness across the Antarctic icesheet. Second, the time-dependent model is run for 3 Antarctic locations with different climate conditions. Surface height changes are caused by a combination of accumulation, meltingand firn densification processes. On all 3 locations, an upward trend of the surface during autumn, winter and spring is present, while during summer there is a more rapid lowering of the surface. Accumulation and (if present) melt introduce large inter-annual variability in surface height trends, possiblyhiding ice dynamical thickening and thinning.
Rising atmospheric CO2 is intensifying climate change but it is also driving global and particularly polar greening. However, most blue carbon sinks (that held by marine organisms) are shrinking, which is important as these are hotspots of genuine carbon sequestration. Polar blue carbon increases with losses of marine ice over high latitude continental shelf areas. Marine ice (sea ice, ice shelf and glacier retreat) losses generate a valuable negative feedback on climate change. Blue carbon change with sea ice and ice shelf losses has been estimated, but not how blue carbon responds to glacier retreat along fjords. We derive a testable estimate of glacier retreat driven blue carbon gains by investigating three fjords in the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP). We started by multiplying ~ 40 yearmean glacier retreat rates by the number of retreating WAP fjords and their time of exposure. We multiplied this area by regional zoobenthic carbon means from existing datasets to suggest that WAP fjords generate 3,130 tonnes of new zoobenthic carbon per year (t zC yr–1) and sequester > 780 t zC yr‐1. We tested this by capture and analysis of 204 high resolution seabed images along emerging WAP fjords. Biota within these images were identified to density per 13 functional groups. Mean stored carbon per individual was assigned from literature values to give a stored zoobenthic Carbon per area, which was multiplied up by area of fjord exposed over time, which increased the estimate to 4,536 t zC yr‐1. The purpose of the current study was to establish a testable estimate of blue carbon change caused by glacier retreat along Antarctic fjords and thus to establish its relative importance compared to polar and other carbon sinks.
Associated Press Parker Van Dyke and Sedrick Barefield scored 17 points apiece to lead Utah. Timmy Allen added 13. It wasn’t enough to prevent the Utes (14-11, 8-5) from losing for the third time in their last four home games. Utah lost despite shooting 28 of 52 (53.8 percent) from the field. Luguentz Dort added 17 points before fouling out with 4:44 left and Remy Martin had 16 points and five assists for the Sun Devils. Arizona State (17-8, 8-5 Pac-12) won in Salt Lake City for a second straight season. The Sun Devils shot 34 of 63 (54 percent) from the field. Arizona State finished with an 18-8 edge in second-chance points after outrebounding the Utes 35-29. Both teams entered the bonus with 14 minutes remaining. The Utes took advantage by attempting 30 free throws after halftime. THE BIG PICTURE Martin hit two 3-pointers, and Dort and Edwards each added another, to help Arizona State sprint out to a 16-6 lead. The Sun Devils built their largest lead of the half at 33-20 on back-to-back baskets from Edwards. Barefield and Van Dyke alternated baskets on four straight possessions to help Utah trim the deficit to 38-33. It helped Utah rally after Arizona State went up 72-56 on a dunk from Cheatham midway through the second half. The Utes cut the deficit to 87-80 on a 3-pointer from Both Gach with 3:06 remaining. Utah: The Utes came up short at home for the third time in four games after struggling at the free-throw line and failing to come up with stops at critical junctures. Four of Utah’s five Pac-12 losses this season have come on its home court. Tags: Pac 12/Rob Edwards/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball/Zylan Cheatham Utah couldn’t get any closer after Martin made back-to-back layups to give the Sun Devils a 93-82 lead with 1:24 left. UP NEXT Arizona State hosts Stanford on Wednesday. February 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Edwards, Cheatham help Arizona St. beat Utah 98-87 Utah visits Washington on Wednesday. Arizona State: The Sun Devils shot the lights out for the bulk of 40 minutes. Arizona State also crashed the glass with tremendous energy when it did miss shots. It added up to an offensive attack that put Utah on its heels from start to finish. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rob Edwards scored a season high 28 points while Zylan Cheatham chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Arizona State to a 98-87 victory over Utah on Saturday night. Written by
The tax take on investment property soars again – is it fair? HMRC’s quarterly stamp duty statistics for Q4 2016 have been published, recording £2,379 million from residential property, delivering a super-sized Christmas bonus to the tax man – 20 per cent more than in the same quarter of 2015.This adds to the HMRC pot, giving a year-to-date estimated total of Stamp Duty receipts 17 per cent higher than the same period in 2015.Is the tax take fair?Nick Leeming, Jackson-Stops & Staff Chairman, says the Government is doing extremely well out of property investors, “So far £1,190 million worth of stamp duty receipts are estimated to be attributable to the additional 3 per cent element payable on second homes, a significant windfall for Treasury coffers. Between Q2 and Q3 the number of second homes liable for the 3 per cent surcharge nearly doubled. “This increase is understandable as many buy-to-let investors would likely have rushed to make purchases before April 1st, but the number of liable second home transactions is up again in Q4 to 62,800. “The data suggests that buy-to-let investors are not being deterred by the new tax which is supposed to be dampening demand from this group to the benefit of first-time buyers. True impact on rental market“We will see the true impact of this policy in time, but my fear is that additional costs will be passed on to tenants. The better solution is a real concerted drive to build more homes, rather than targeting buy-to-let investors – I hope the upcoming Housing White Paper contains a real blueprint for change in this regard.”The tax take has brought ever-increasing revenues to the Government since 2010-11, following the disastrous year in 2008-9, when stamp duty taxes dropped from £1,011,500 to just £401,900.Key points:The number of second homes liable to pay stamp duty increased to 62,800 in Q4 2016, up from 56,200 in Q3 and 30,400 in Q2The government made £519 million from the three per cent surcharge on second homes in Q4 2016 – and £1,190 million since Q2 2016As well as buy-to-let investors, the second home three per cent stamp duty tax can apply to those purchasing holiday homes and parents buying for children, for example.Link to data: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/586275/Quarterly_SDLT_Jan_2017_circ.pdf Nick Leeming Stamp duty 2016 stamp duty buy to let Stamp duty Q4 Stamp duty receipts January 31, 2017Sheila ManchesterWhat’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 » HMRC Stamp Duty take on investment property soars previous nextRegulation & LawHMRC Stamp Duty take on investment property soarsQ4 report shows 20% more revenue from Stamp Duty than 2015.Sheila Manchester31st January 20170943 Views
TICKETS ON SALE AND DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW FOR VANDERBURGH HUMANE’S LARGEST FUNDRAISER The Vanderburgh Humane Society’s 22nd annual Going, Going, Gone to the Dogs! Benefit Dinner & Auction, sponsored by Pet Food Center and Jack Rogers Realty, will be held Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport. This year’s theme is, “Downton Tabby!” The auction typically nets over $60,000 each year for the VHS, which serves the largest number of animals in the Tri-State each year.The VHS, founded in 1957, is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of the society is to eliminate pet overpopulation through Spay/Neuter, Adoption, and Humane Education. The VHS receives no tax-based funding and therefore must depend on the generosity of the corporate community and the public to continue the much needed services it offers. The 22nd annual GGGD Benefit Dinner & Auction is designed to be the largest single fundraising event for a humane society in Southern Indiana. The auction will feature a preview cocktail party, dinner, and both silent and live auctions. Higher valued items or packages with high interest will be featured in the live portion of this successful event.Tickets are on sale now for this event. Individuals begin at $75 per plate, with benefactor tickets available at $125 and corporate tables of 10 available at $1250. Tickets will notbe sold at the door, so patrons should plan accordingly and make advance reservations.VHS is also still accepting donations valued at $25+. Just about anything has a place at “Downton Tabby,” including baskets, gift cards & gift certificates, services, artwork, jewelry, vacation packages, sports memorabilia, antiques, and more. Donating to the Going, Going, Gone to the Dogs! is a great way to show philanthropy and advertise to almost 300 patrons in a single evening!To purchase tickets, please visit www.vhslifesaver.org/auction. To donate auction items or for businesses who wish to sponsor the event or purchase a corporate table, email [email protected] or call (812) 426-2563 ext. 218!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Twitter By Tommie Lee – April 16, 2021 0 186 IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp (“Court Gavel” by Best Law, Public Domain) A Niles man has been sentenced to 46 months in the accidental shooting of a 9 year-old boy.Demetrious Barnett, 23, will spend just under four years in prison with one year supervised release for the death of Tre-Von Barnett. He pleaded guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.The child died after he was playing with a gun with other children at a home in South Bend in August of 2020. Pinterest Niles man sentenced in death of a child WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMore Conditions to Consider than Soil Moisture, Corn Seed DepthNext articlePlanting Forecast: Cooler Temps Remain, Chances of Precipitation Increase Tommie Lee Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter
The Faculty of Engineering (LTH) at Lund University has decided to appoint Federico Capasso, Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), as an honorary doctor.Capasso will be among five individuals receiving honorary doctorates at the University’s doctoral degree ceremony in Lund Cathedral on May 27, 2011.Usually only very few honorary doctorates are awarded each year, but because LTH is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a school of engineering this year, five awards are being made, one for each decade.“With these five honorary doctors we want to demonstrate LTH’s breadth and diversity. The individuals’ work reflects LTH’s important role in influencing regional development, interacting with Europe for a sustainable society, cutting-edge research, internationalization and innovative enterprise”, says Anders Axelsson, dean of LTH.Capasso has influenced the research carried out in Lund in various ways, both within basic experimental and theoretical semiconductor physics and for applications focused on high-speed electronics and nanophotonics. He visits Lund several times a year and also acts as an adviser to several companies at Ideon Science Park.
For Tiq Milan, being a man was intentional. “I had a girlhood. I did identify as a girl, then there was a shift.” Milan said he was not born in the wrong body; he just grew away from it.“I remember crying to my mother, ‘Why am I not a boy?’ It wasn’t because of gender, it was because boys could do anything they wanted — climb trees, get dirty. I wanted to get dirty. As a girl, I had to sit on the porch and watch, and I did not want to do that. There were limitations being placed on me that I did not deserve,” he told an Emerson Hall audience on Oct. 28.Milan, a writer and journalist who carved a niche for himself as a media advocate and one of the leading voices for transgender equality, shared his thoughts and life story during a panel discussion, “Transgender in America.” The panel included Van Bailey, director of the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and was moderated by Vincent Harris, an administrative fellow for the Harvard College Women’s Center.Bailey said his trans journey was very different from Milan’s. “Do I think that I personally had a girlhood? No,” he said. “But do I think I was wrestling with labels that were being placed on me? Sure. But, it’s very complicated. I grew up with parents who allowed me to be genderless, until I reached puberty. My family seemed to have more problems with the notion that I might be attracted to women than they did with the gender identity. An attraction to women is something that they really struggle with.” A transformative TV role Actress Laverne Cox discusses her uneasy climb and her breakout role in ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Related There was a great deal of discussion about manhood and what it means to be a man. “For me, on becoming a man, I felt I was sold the biggest dream” Milan said. “I was told that masculinity was supposed to be this place of strength and rationale and it was supposed to be this place of stoicism; it is not. It is fragile, and it’s easily broken and easily toxic,” he said. “All men need to have a difficult conversation with themselves, and interrogate how you perpetuate misogyny and sexism in your life and in the system.”Both Milan and Bailey agreed that transgender people face a life of constant danger and violence. “The number one reason for bullying is about gender,” Bailey said. “A lot of folks think it’s around sexuality, but it’s around gender.” Milan added that many transgender women, if not attacked by other people, frequently get arrested when just walking down the street because police think they are prostitutes. And, he added, “Trans women of color are the most susceptible to violence.”What responsibility do schools have to educate students about trans and other gender issues, Harris asked the panel? Children are sexual beings and start experimenting and exploring and playing around with their gender when they are very young, Milan said. They need to have a good foundation for how to negotiate their own desires. They don’t need to be shamed for that, but they may not have had the information needed to negotiate their own desires by the time they get to college.“I didn’t learn about sexuality, desire, and consent,” said Bailey said. “That language wasn’t there. I didn’t learn about it from a classroom, I learned about it from cis-straight men. If young people are not going to get it from folks who have the background and the education and the language” to understand gender and sexuality issues, they are going to get it elsewhere, he said.The panel agreed that students are not coming to college with the language and the tools to negotiate these issues, and schools must be prepared to educate them. Bailey said that conversations like last week’s are great, but they must be ongoing and continuous.“Educators need to retrain, refocus on sexuality and gender so that they can properly educate people that there are a variety of genders and a variety of sexualities and they all look different. That will give trans people more space to be safe and give people who want to date and love trans people more space to do it openly,” Milan said.“Transgender in America” was sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Office of Diversity Relations and Communications, and the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life.
Chicago also currently stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Carol Woods as Mama Morton, Paul C. Vogt as Amos Hart, Brent Barrett as Billy Flynn and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. In addition to the Chicago national tour, Roginski appeared off-Broadway in The Fartiste and Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project. Her additional stage credits include Damn Yankees, One for My Baby, Grease and 42nd Street. She is also no stranger to the New York cabaret scene and has appeared at hotspots including the Metropolitan Room and 54 Below. from $49.50 View Comments Related Shows Chicago She’s starting with a bang! Lindsay Roginski will make her Broadway debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in Chicago. A Roxie alum from recent national tours of the revival, Roginski will star in the John Kander and Fred Ebb tuner from June 30 through July 6. Bianca Marroquin, who currently stars in the role at the Ambassador Theatre, will return on July 8.
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. John Gallagher Jr.’s Debut AlbumJohn Gallagher Jr., who won a Tony for Spring Awakening, is set to release his debut album! Six Day Hurricane will drop on January 15, 2016 courtesy of Rockwood Music Hall Recordings, and you can check out the first single, “Two Fists Full,” below. That’s not all we’ve got to look forward to from the star; after some high profile TV appearances over the past few years on The Newsroom and Olive Kitteridge, Gallagher Jr. will soon be treading Broadway’s boards once more. He is set to appear opposite Jessica Lange in Long Day’s Journey Into Night from March 31, 2016 at the American Airlines Theatre. We can’t wait to have him back! Star Files View Comments John Gallagher Jr. Bernadette Peters Gets Her Brit OnBernadette Peters will journey across the pond for her first U.K. solo concerts in more than 15 years. The Tony winner and doganizer is scheduled to return to the Royal Festival Hall, London on June 3, 2016 and to also play her first ever date at the Opera House, Manchester on June 5. Audiences can expect Peters to perform all her fave signature songs from shows including Gypsy, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George. Musical direction will be by Marvin Laird, with sound design by Tom Sorce and lighting design by Lenny Cowles. One Broadway.com staff member is already looking into his air miles.John Bolton to Lead A Charlie Brown ChristmasDames at Sea’s John Bolton has been tapped to narrate Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 20 at Carnegie Hall. Under the musical direction of Steven Reineke, the staged concert with the New York Pops and Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA will bring the whole Peanuts gang to life through original choreography by Liza Gennaro, as performed by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet. Additional characters in the classic Christmas tale are set to be voiced by students from TADA! Youth Theater.Sneak Peek of Season Two’s GalavantWe’ve our first promo for the upcoming second season of Galavant, the fairytale musical comedy from the minds of Tony winner Alan Menken, School of Rock’s Glenn Slater and Dan Fogelman! Check out the video below; Galavant will return to ABC on January 3, 2016.