Future Flows Climate: an ensemble of 1-km climate change projections for hydrological application in Great Britain

first_imgThe dataset Future Flows Climate was developed as part of the project ”Future Flows and Groundwater Levels” to provide a consistent set of climate change projections for the whole of Great Britain at both space and time resolutions appropriate for hydrological applications, and to enable climate change uncertainty and climate variability to be accounted for in the assessment of their possible impacts on the environment. Future Flows Climate is derived from the Hadley Centre’s ensemble projection HadRM3-PPE that is part of the basis of UKCP09 and includes projections in available precipitation (water available to hydrological processes after snow and ice storages have been accounted for) and potential evapotranspiration. It corresponds to an 11-member ensemble of transient projections from January 1950 to December 2098, each a single realisation from a different variant of HadRM3. Data are provided on a 1-km grid over the HadRM3 land areas at a daily (available precipitation) and monthly (PE) time step as netCDF files. Because systematic biases in temperature and precipitation were found between HadRM3-PPE and gridded temperature and precipitation observations for the 1962–1991 period, a monthly bias correction procedure was undertaken, based on a linear correction for temperature and a quantile-mapping correction (using the gamma distribution) for precipitation followed by a spatial downscaling. Available precipitation was derived from the bias-corrected precipitation and temperature time series using a simple elevation-dependant snow-melt model. Potential evapotranspiration time series were calculated for each month using the FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equations and bias-corrected temperature, cloud cover, relative humidity and wind speed from HadRM3-PPE along with latitude of the grid and the day of the year. Future Flows Climate is freely available for non-commercial use under certain licensing conditions. It is the dataset used to generate Future Flows Hydrology, an ensemble of transient projections of daily river flow and monthly groundwater time series for representative river basins and boreholes in Great Britain. DOI:10.5285/bad1514f-119e-44a4-8e1e-442735bb9797last_img read more

High profile estate agency quits Rightmove to go ‘exclusive’ with Zoopla

first_imgHome » News » High profile estate agency quits Rightmove to go ‘exclusive’ with Zoopla previous nextProducts & ServicesHigh profile estate agency quits Rightmove to go ‘exclusive’ with ZooplaKristjan Byfield, co-founder of Base Property Specialists in London, has made the announcement after publishing a letter detailing his unhappiness with Rightmove.Nigel Lewis20th March 202001,078 Views A high-profile estate agency in London which is one of several industry names protesting about Rightmove’s recent offer of ‘deferred payments’ has quit the portal and is now listing exclusively with Zoopla.Kristjan Byfield, co-founder of Base Property Specialists, yesterday published an open letter calling on agents to choose portals that value their custom, launching a caustic attack on Rightmove for its treatment of his business – and the industry – over the years.Like other agents in recent days, Base Property Specialists has decided to serve notice on Rightmove and list just with its main rival, Zoopla, from 1st May onwards.“Listing exclusively with Zoopla was a no-brainer for me. Detailed research has shown the ever-rising value of Zoopla to our business,” he says.“Last year alone, Zoopla delivered more revenue than its nearest competitor for roughly half the cost.“As business owners, the return on investment we receive from every supplier is always a key consideration.  The fact is, Zoopla delivers us great quality applicants who convert into fantastic tenants.“Zoopla’s ascendency in the London rental market has been well documented and aligns well with our business ambitions. This is further enhanced by the stable of tech products on offer- many of which we use.”Andy Marshall, Chief Commercial Officer (left), Zoopla, says: “Base needs little introduction. It is a genuine force of influence in the industry and we have much respect for Kristjan and An, who lead the business.“It is results orientated, and our commitment to driving growth in listings, valuation and applicant leads is designed to support its business objectives in both the short and long term.”Read more about the ‘Rightmove revolt’. Base Property Andy Marshall Rightmove krystjan byfield Zoopla March 20, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Royal Norwegian Navy Trains in UK

first_imgSailors from the Royal Norwegian Navy have spent two days at HMS Raleigh learning to transfer fuel, stores and other essential supplies from ship to ship at sea.The group of six sailors were able to get some hands-on experience of the operations using the Royal Navy’s replenishment-at-sea training rig.The facility is a static mock-up of two ships standing side by side with a space between to replicate the sea.Lieutenant Steinar Vallen of the Royal Norwegian Navy said,“We don’t have a facility like this in Norway, so it means a lot for us to come here to HMS Raleigh.“Replenishment-at-sea is one of the most dangerous operations we do in peace-time, so it’s important for us to do it safely and that no one is harmed.“We have power-point presentations, so we can train theoretically in Norway and we can hook up all the equipment and go through it on deck, but it is the hands on practise, which in my experience is the best thing to do.”During replenishment-at-sea operations ships can operate as close as 30 to 40 metres of each other while underway at sea.Transfers can take place in all weather conditions, day or night, with the ships linked together between heavy tensioned wires, which are used to transfer the loads.The Royal Norwegian Navy is one of a number of nations who use the facility at HMS Raleigh.Sailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Belgian Navy have also been trained in replenishment operations using the rig at the training base in Cornwall.[mappress]Press Release, December 10, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Royal Norwegian Navy Trains in UK Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Norwegian Navy Trains in UK December 10, 2013center_img Share this article Training & Educationlast_img read more

USCG Aquidneck Supports CTF-150 Ops

first_img Over the past few weeks, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck has patrolled the Gulf of Oman to conduct counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in support of CTF-150.While assigned to CTF-150, Aquidneck is busy searching, identifying, approaching and boarding vessels suspected of providing a source of funding to international terrorist organisations by smuggling illicit cargo such as narcotics, weapons and Somali charcoal.The cutter also helps to develop CTF-150’s understanding of the maritime environment in the region while building positive relations with local fishermen and merchants.The Coast Guard cutter’s assignment with CTF-150 marks the second time since 2011 that a USCG patrol boat has provided direct support to CTF-150.[mappress mapid=”15541″]Image: CMF Back to overview,Home naval-today USCG Aquidneck Supports CTF-150 Ops View post tag: CTF-150 USCG Aquidneck Supports CTF-150 Ops View post tag: Gulf of Oman Authorities March 31, 2015center_img View post tag: middle east View post tag: Navy View post tag: USCG Aquidneck View post tag: Ops Share this articlelast_img read more

Listen To Animal Collective’s New Live Album Benefitting ‘Direct Relief’

first_imgBack in May, Animal Collective performed in New Haven, Connecticut, at College Street Music Hall. This week, the Baltimore-born band released a recording of the show, available for download via a pay-what-you-want cost and with all proceeds going toward Direct Relief—a non-profit that aids those living in poverty or through emergencies. This live album marks the end of a productive year for the group, as the group previously released two new EPs and Avey Tare dropped a solo album in 2017 while Panda Bear will release his own EP at the start of 2018.Animal Collective Releases Cover Of Martha and the Vandellas’ “Jimmy Mack” Off New EPYou can stream the album for yourself below or download it on Animal Collective’s Bandcamp page here.<a href=”http://anmlcollectve.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-college-street-music-hall-may-26-2017″>Live at College Street Music Hall May 26, 2017 by Animal Collective</a>last_img read more

PHOTOS: Foo Fighters And The Struts @ PPG Paints Arena 7/19/18

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Adam Barnard A rock and roll thunderstorm rolled through Pittsburgh, PA on July 19th, as The Struts and Foo Fighters brought the Concrete and Gold Tour to the PPG Paints Arena. For this correspondent, the four-and-a-half-hour voyage from native West Chester, PA to Steel City was worth every pit stop coffee and radio station readjustment. A hot and steamy day’s weather gave way to a gusty evening in Pitt, as fans lined the block for miles to enter the sold-out performance. The tour itself has been met with sterling reviews, and their previous performance in Camden, NJ was nothing short of exhilarating and spectacular. Pittsburgh fans were in for a real treat tonight, and both bands did not disappoint.The evening began with a raucous affair by the Struts, with lead singer Luke Spiller giving a Freddie Mercury-inspired and energy infused performance. Setting the tone for the remainder of the evening’s festivities, the Struts ran through seven songs of pure bliss. Beginning with the bouncy “Put Your Hands Up” and into entertaining joints like their brand new single, “Body Talks”, “Kiss This”, and their massive radio hit “Could Have Been Me”, Spiller and Co. ran through a medley of new and old, conducting a concise and spirited presentation. With their new album’s release on the horizon, The Struts have inspired a well deserved and solidly earned enthusiasm for themselves and continue to provide a quality rock and roll product.Foo Fighters took the stage shortly after to thunderous applause. Dave Grohl never fails to impress, and his ability to maintain the level of dynamism throughout the duration of the set is a feat unmatched by most current lead vocalists, and performers in general. I’m convinced that just being in his aura added twenty years to my lifespan. The band dove right in, blasting through timeless records like “All My Life”, this correspondent’s favorite Foo Fighters song, “Rope”, and a remarkably extended performance of “The Pretender”. One of the most incredible points of the evening, however, belonged to drummer Taylor Hawkins, presenting a nearly ten-minute drum solo whirlwind that was equal parts focus, perfection, and showmanship. As every snare smash and cymbal crash was effortlessly exuded as the next, Hawkins cements himself as a permanent candidate for the Drummer’s Mount Rushmore. After a hilariously entertaining tease medley of Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust”, Van Halen’s “Jump”, and The Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop”, the band performed a cover of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury’s “Under Pressure” with The Struts. Just when the show felt its most zenith, the band returned for a two-song encore, completing this incredible moment with the iconic “Everlong”.The performance in Pittsburgh highlights a prolific portfolio from the Foo Fighters, spanning almost two decades, and accented by the majesty of The Struts. A mighty capstone to a fantastic voyage, the Concrete and Gold Tour remains as pure as the performers, timeless in their sound and tenor.Check out the gallery below, courtesy of photographer Adam Barnard.Setlist: Foo Fighters | PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh, PA | 7/19/18All My Life, Learn To Fly, The Pretender, The Sky Is A Neighborhood, Rope, Drum Solo, Sunday Rain, My Hero, These Days, Walk, Imagine / Jump / Blitzkrieg Bop, Under Pressure, Monkey Wrench, Run, Breakout, Dirty Water, Best of YouE: Times Like These, EverlongFoo Fighters | PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh, PA | 7/19/18 | Photos: Adam Barnardlast_img read more

MGMT Announces Spring 2019 Tour Dates

first_imgIndie-rock outfit MGMT has announced their first batch of 2019 tour dates which are set to take them across the U.S. this spring. The band continues to promote their latest studio album, 2018’s Little Dark Age, which arrived last February via Columbia Records.The rock band’s 16-date spring run of shows is scheduled to begin on May 2nd in Oakland, and continues throughout the month before wrapping with a trio of shows at New York City’s Webster Hall on May 22nd-24th as part of the venue’s long-awaited reopening in 2019. Some of the stops along their month-long concert tour include shows at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ (5/5); The Criterion in Oklahoma City, OK (5/8); Masonic Auditorium in Cleveland, OH (5/11); Fillmore Detroit in Detroit, MI (5/13); 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, MI (5/15); Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA (5/16); and even a hometown show at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT (5/17), just to name a few. The band is also slated to appear at Just Like Heaven Fest in Long Beach, CA on May 3rd & 4th.MGMT had spent much of 2018 on the road in promotion of their latest studio album as well. They were the main act selected to help open New York City’s Sony Hall on March 27th of last year.Fan presale for the upcoming concert run begins tomorrow (Wednesday) February 27th, with general on-sale beginning this Friday, March 1st. Fans can head over to the tour page on the band’s website for more info and tickets when they become available.MGMT Spring 2019 Tour DatesMay 2 – Oakland, CA – Fox TheatreMay 3 – Long Beach, CA – Just Like Heaven FestMay 4 – Long Beach, CA – Just Like Heaven FestMay 5 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto TheatreMay 7 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music HallMay 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The CriterionMay 9 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown TheatreMay 11 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic AuditoriumMay 12 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!May 13 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore DetroitMay 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe LiveMay 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AEMay 17 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music HallMay 22-24 – New York, NY – Webster HallView All Spring Tour Dateslast_img read more

A Juicy Story: Georgia Watermelons

first_imgThere’s not much better on a hot day than a cool, sweet watermelon. Farmers from allover south Georgia have worked hard for months to provide that juicy treat.”There’s a good supply of quality melons this year,” said Darbie Granberry, ahorticulturist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “People willing tolook just a little can find a bargain on a melon — at least a reasonable price.”Last year, Georgia farmers sold nearly $63 million worth of watermelons, mostly inBrooks, Crisp and Wilcox counties. That was up by just over 25 percent over 1994. And itadded up to less than 10 cents per pound.Granberry said most Georgia watermelons get to market in late June or very early July.”Farmers plan to harvest just in time for the Independence Day holiday,” hesaid. “So many people plan picnics or other meals then and want a watermelon.” But you can buy melons much longer, he said. Some farmers start picking in early Juneand others continue through early August.This year, lingering cold and then rain kept farmers from planting early. That delaystheir harvest, too, by the same length of time. But Granberry said he expects plenty to beavailable for holiday picnickers.Watermelons come in all shapes, sizes and color patterns. There are nearly round ones,long ones and short, fat melons. All of these shapes come in many shades of green and manypatterns on the rind. Some even have yellow-orange flesh.”The shape, or if it has seeds or not, or the color of the rind or flesh doesn’tmake a lot of difference when it comes to taste,” Granberry said. “How it’sgrown and when it’s picked are much more of a factor than variety.”This year saw superb weather for watermelon growers, once they got their crop into theground. Hot, dry days helped keep disease problems from even starting. And farmersirrigated to give their plants the water they needed. Getting enough water helps the vines grow and makes larger leaves, Granberry said. Theleaves generate the substances that form the sugar that makes watermelons sweet. Farmers must pick their melons at just the right time, too. Once picked, sugarformation all but stops. “If it’s not ripe when it’s picked, it never will be,”Granberry said.As the watermelons mature, they show certain signs of ripeness. People use many ways totest for a ripe melon. “Thumping” is a popular way, but Granberry said only themost experienced watermelon pickers rely on this method.”If you’re looking at a melon in the grocery store, the most accurate way to tellif it’s ripe is the ground spot,” Granberry said. “That spot will be ayellowish-white on a ripe melon as opposed to a greenish-white on an unripe one.”Often, seedless melons can be sweeter than seeded ones, but they can cost more. Ittakes a little more effort to grow seedless melons, and farmers ask more for them.”Some of the best-tasting, most delicious melons I’ve tasted were seedless,”Granberry said. “But people’s preferences vary.” Their needs differ, too.”There’s no reason to deprive yourself of a watermelon just because they’re alltoo big,” Granberry said. Farmers grow smaller melons, too, for just one or twopeople. Some stores even offer melon halves or quarters.last_img read more

Hospitality Student Internships

first_imgDespite the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis on the hospitality industry, the University of Georgia’s Hospitality and Food Industry Management program is operating under full steam.With enrollment numbers ahead of projections, the program is preparing to graduate its first class of students in 2021 after opening the program in fall 2019 to first-year and transfer students.There are about 50 students in the major, according to John Salazar, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.With an extensive background in the hospitality industry around the U.S., Salazar came to lead the program at UGA shortly before it launched.“I was surprised to see how well-developed it is, especially since it just began last year,” said Hannah Connor, a fourth-year student from Suwanee, Georgia. “Taking these classes has opened my mind to how many things in the state and country have to do with hospitality.”The degree prepares students for a broad spectrum of careers in hotels and resorts, restaurants, meeting and event management, club management, agritourism, convention and visitor bureaus, and other related fields.Faculty teach courses specializing in hotel operations, food and beverage management and meeting and event planning. Assistant professor Dan Remar is the “foodie” of the faculty with nearly two decades of restaurant and food experience, and Leta Salazar, a former hotel general manager, is a lecturer in human resources and law.“I think the professors in the program are phenomenal. They’re able to share personal stories and give real-life examples when it comes to the material, which makes it feel more real,” said Tyler Grace Hunt, a junior who transferred from Kennesaw State University.Industry guest speakersIn addition to faculty with real-world experience, guest speakers in HFIM classes have included industry professionals from global brands like IHG, Sysco, Marriott and Walt Disney World; national chains like Waffle House and Your Pie; and local organizations like The Graduate Athens Hotel, The Classic Center and The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds at Lake Oconee.“I really like to brag that we just started the program and we have so many interested hospitality companies and industry leaders. They’re so eager to get involved with our program at UGA for our program to succeed and thrive. It’s motivating for everyone else coming in,” said Emily Posas, a fourth-year student from Valdosta, Georgia, who changed her major twice, from pre-med to business before finding her niche in the program.As part of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the program gives students a unique opportunity to take elective classes that could shape their careers, including horticulture, food science and agricultural communication. Hunt is currently taking a flower-design class and plans to take organic gardening to get an idea of how to incorporate sustainability into the industry.The major requires two industry internship courses and students are able to earn experiential learning credits on campus. Connor and Hunt both work at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel where they rotate through departments to learn about different operational areas.“It’s a hands-on experience outside the classroom on campus – one of the few university-operated hotels on a campus within the U.S. that’s not contracted with an outside corporation or brand,” John Salazar added.Students in the program are currently getting a firsthand view of how the industry is changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Garrett Frangi, a senior who transferred from Georgia Southern University, interned with the city of Lawrenceville’s event planning team over the summer. “It was very different than what they’d usually do, but I got to see planning and replanning as things changed,” he said. “No one really knew what was going to happen. They had concerts planned throughout the summer, then it turned into drive-in movies, virtual concerts and virtual events.”Hands-on experienceThe flexibility of hybrid classes this fall allowed Posas, a sales intern with event planning company BizBash, to work a trade show in Orlando, one of the company’s first in-person events. She helped with hosting speakers and registration for the company, which she was connected to by her UGA alumni mentor.“I am pretty optimistic, even in a post-pandemic world, that people will want to find new ways to make the industry work and thrive,” Posas said. “We’re able to use this time and what we’re learning to help employers and the industry.”Despite the hit the industry took during the pandemic, all of the students are optimistic about job opportunities and their future careers.“I think the industry goes where the economy goes. I think when slowly things get better, people will start traveling again. I definitely see a light at the end of the tunnel with the industry coming back to a healthy place,” Frangi said. “Getting the degree opens a lot of doors for you and a lot of careers. In hospitality, you can get your foot in the door and do lots of different things with your degree.”To learn more about the program visit hospitality.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Man Charged With Hicksville Woman’s Shooting Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Tarrytown man has been indicted on charges that he allegedly shot his girlfriend, a 23-year-old Hicksville woman, to death last summer.Eric Gaulin pleaded not guilty Tuesday at Westchester County court to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.Prosecutors alleged that the 25-year-old suspect fatally shot Megan Bookstaver, a Mercy College student, in the face while showing her his rifles at his home on Sept. 2. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Gaulin’s attorney told CBS that the shooting was “a tragic accident.”His bail was set at $50,000 bond. He’s due back in court April 23.He faces up top 15 years in prison if convicted of manslaughter.last_img read more