The Amundsen Sea Low: Variability, change and impact on Antarctic climate

first_imgThe Amundsen Sea Low (ASL) is a climatological low pressure center that exerts considerable influence on the climate of West Antarctica. Its potential to explain important recent changes in Antarctic climate, for example in temperature and sea ice extent, means that it has become the focus of an increasing number of studies. Here, we summarize current understanding of the ASL, using reanalysis datasets to analyze recent variability and trends, and ice-core chemistry and climate model projections to examine past and future changes in the ASL, respectively. The ASL has deepened in recent decades, affecting the climate through its influence on the regional meridional wind field, which controls the advection of moisture and heat into the continent. Deepening of the ASL in spring is consistent with observed West Antarctic warming and greater sea ice extent in the Ross Sea. Climate model simulations for recent decades indicate that this deepening is mediated by tropical variability while climate model projections through the 21st century suggest that the ASL will deepen in some seasons in response to greenhouse gas concentration increases.last_img read more

Average renting period – 10 years

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Average renting period – 10 years previous nextHousing MarketAverage renting period – 10 yearsThe Negotiator1st February 20170506 Views A typical tenant in the UK believes they will be renting a home for at least another 10 years, a survey by AXA has found.The research also discovered that fewer tenants are renting purely because they cannot afford to buy a property. Instead, a change in attitude towards renting means more are benefiting from the freedom it offers.Indeed, just 44 per cent of tenants said they are renting for financial reasons, compared with 67 per cent who claimed they could not afford to buy in 2013.Allison Thompson, Managing Director at Leaders, says, “Many tenants are happy to be renting a property and see their longterm future in the rental market due to the financial benefits and flexibility it offers.“Two-thirds of people who rent plan to relocate within the next five years – a step that would be more complicated if they had to sell their home before being able to complete a move. “Even if tenants are not planning to move to a new town, renting offers the freedom to move to a new house when required. For instance, those who add to their family and need more space, wish to move closer to a place of work or downsize to save money can do so easily as tenants.”Respondents also suggested they prefer short-term contracts of between six months and a year, despite calls for long-term tenancies to become the norm. 61 per cent of tenants said they are happier to rent for up to a year, while only 18 per cent preferred a five or 10-year term.Allison added, “The results are clear; tenants enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with renting and are generally uninterested in being tied to a property for several years at a time.”lettings survey 10 year renting average renting period February 1, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Stamp Duty hike for overseas buyers of UK property

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Stamp Duty hike for overseas buyers of UK property previous nextRegulation & LawStamp Duty hike for overseas buyers of UK propertyFormally announced in the Budget, a stamp duty surcharge of 2% of the purchase price of a property for buyers from overseas will take effect next year.Sheila Manchester12th March 20201 Comment3,487 Views As the rapid-fire presentation of a lengthy budget by The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, came to an end there was a general view of a strong budget presented with a sense of triumph on the Tory benches.Even the news that the Government will definitely be introducing a stamp duty surcharge of 2% of the purchase price of a property for all buyers from overseas didn’t appear to seriously upset anyone.Tom Bill, Head of London Residential Research at Knight Frank, said: “The introduction of a surcharge for overseas buyers will bring the UK into line with many other global property markets. Attempts to ease affordability pressures in the wider housing market should be welcomed, although the new measure will need to be monitored carefully to ensure there are no unintended consequences, including for the forward-funding of new-build developments. Furthermore, a wider re-think of stamp duty rates is still needed to increase housing market liquidity and maximise any stimulus the government plans to provide to the UK economy.”“It’s business as usual,” added Penny Mosgrove, CEO, Quintessentially Estates:
 “As expected the coronavirus emergency dominated today’s budget and I was pleased to see the Chancellor’s tone reflected what we’re seeing in our industry.’’‘‘The announcement that non-UK-resident buyers will face a stamp duty surcharge of 2% on UK property purchases from April 2021 will send slight shockwaves across the London residential market, even though we knew it was coming.‘The new policy from Rishi Sunak comes four years after Philip Hammond introduced a 3% SDLT in 2016 for those buying second and buy-to-let properties – a measure aimed at curbing landlord investors. Today’s announcement means overseas investors who already own a home could end up paying up to 17 per cent in stamp duty on the portion of the purchase price over £1.5m. This seems like an outright money grab by the government on foreign buyers who are vital to supporting a healthy residential market.’’Unhelpful Picture“Slapping a stamp duty surcharge on overseas property buyers sends an unhelpful signal at a time when open arms are needed to encourage inward foreign investment,’’ warned Charlie Smith, MD of London Real Estate Advisors, who works with prime UK and international clients.“Property purchase tax is already high against other global markets. Citing Sydney and Vancouver as examples is a nonsense, as their overseas purchase taxes are aimed at utterly stopping foreign buyers. Unless that was the intention, and if it is, it is bad timing and unBritish. This is a major mistake, simply the wrong thing to do, sending the wrong signal, and hurts an important part of British industry.“CBRE reported recently that overseas buyers were spending more on other UK cities than London, so this may curtail the development of the cities that the government wants to support.’’www.londonrea.comRead more on the Budget 2020 here.     stamp duty foreign buyers 2% stamp duty rise TOm Bill Penny Mosgrove Quintessentially Estates Charlie Smith London Real Estate Advisors Rishi Sunak Budget 2020 knight frank Chancellor stamp duty March 12, 2020Richard ReedOne commentsarah morris, Not an agency Not an agency 12th March 2020 at 11:20 amSevenCapital also released commentary on this with director Andy Foote commenting: “Ahead of the April 2021 date we are likely to see a heightened interest or sense of urgency, particularly in the UK’s prime residential markets, as investors seek to secure their investment ahead of time and avoid paying the extra stamp duty.“Post April 2021 is where the market may need to prepare itself for a potential adjustment in buyer activity. What is a likely outcome from investors at the lower end of the UK’s prime markets is a step change in how they invest; buyers who typically choose London’s prime residential markets, particularly those buying at the lower end, may reconsider their strategy to purchase higher volumes of lower priced properties, at a lower stamp duty band in order to maintain the level of tax they are currently accustomed to. We may also see investors choosing other investment vehicles including incorporation as a sustainable property investment operation.“Additionally, the UK’s regional cities and areas outside London could see heightened interest from overseas buyers post April 2021 as they look to prime or high growth markets in alternative, better value locations than the capital, to avoid the need to for extra expenditure on tax.”Full comment can be read here: 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 2021last_img read more


first_imgOctober 20, 2019 Contact: Boscoe Wilhite Phone: 1-812-421-2120 Email: [email protected] to a main break on Mt. Vernon Rd. the Evansville Water Utility (IN5282002), is issuing a precautionary boil advisory.The following areas are included per Boscoe Wilhite: Everything in the area north of the Ohio River, south of Mill Road, west of St. Joe Ave and east of the Posey County Line.Sample locations: 10211 Broadway Ave. at blowoff10001 S. Posey Co. Line Rd. at hydrant9200 New Harmony Rd (Daughters-Charity) at hydrantMagnolia Dr and Caren Dr at hydrantWhile the potential for contamination of the drinking water is unlikely, the Evansville Water Utility is advising customers in the affected area to bring all cooking and drinking water to a complete boil for five (5) minutes before using.  Please continue to boil all cooking and drinking water until we notify you that it is no longer necessary.  The Evansville Water Utility is implementing this precautionary boil advisory based upon information within the Water Supply Industry regarding additional precautionary steps that may safeguard the health of public water supply system customers.  The conditions regarding this issue and the magnitude of the affected area warrant these additional precautionary measures.  The boil advisory will remain in effect until the coliform analysis is completed. We will notify you when the precautionary boil advisory will be lifted.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

New Cape May County Jail Opens

first_imgCapt. Charles Magill stands outside the new Cape May County Correctional Facility. All the inmates were safely transferred to the new Cape May County Correctional Facility on Monday. Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan credited the Correctional staff with assistance from the County Prosecutor’s Office and all local police departments that participated in the orderly transfer.The new jail is located next to the old jail, which will be demolished in the future. The need for a new jail arose as the old building was not fitting within state code and was becoming too costly to maintain.“We have a great team here at the Sheriff’s office,” Nolan said in a press release. “I would like to thank the Corrections Officers transition team, County Facilities and Services employees and other County departments who have been working tirelessly especially over recent weeks to make this transfer work so well.”The Cape May County Freeholders made the decision to build a new jail based on the options that were available. Closing the old jail and sending local prisoners to other counties would have cost more than $12 million per year, which would have exceeded the cost to build a new jail in roughly three years. The issues with rehabilitating the old jail were too prohibitive to become a viable option.“We needed to protect our Corrections Officers and this new facility gives them a safe work environment,” said Freeholder Leonard Desiderio, liaison to the Sheriff’s Department. “Sheriff Nolan has done a great job finishing off this project and ensuring safety for all involved.”last_img read more

The Motet To Honor Sly And The Family Stone & More At Guest-Filled Jazz Fest Late-Night Run

first_imgEnter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Your Show Of Choice:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Colorado-based funk-soul favorites The Motet will return to New Orleans for a pair very special late night shows on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, during the second weekend of Jazz Fest. On the first night, Friday, May 4th, the band has put together a special tribute show honoring Sly and the Family Stone that will feature special guests Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note) on percussion and Moorea Masa on vocals. On the second night, Saturday, May 5th, The Motet will join forces with Virginia heavy-hitters Butcher Brown for a night of original music with special guest Weedie Braimah (The Nth Power) on percussion.In mid-January, the band had big news for fans with the announcement that their long-time trumpet player Gabe Mervine would be leaving the group. In his stead, The Motet tapped Chicago native Parris Fleming, a musician more than qualified to step in having shared the stage with Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, and many more in the past. Fleming solidifies a relatively new horn lineup, with saxophonist Drew Sayers joining the band in 2016 along with singer Lyle Divinsky, who has stepped up as the frontman for the group. Thus far, despite these lineup changes, the Motet has been on fire and wholly dialed, offering up energetic and feel-good performances during each of the stops of this most recent winter tour.“Keep On Don’t Stoppin’” – Pink Garter Theatre – Jackson Hole, WY – 2/24/2018[Video: steve oh]The Motet’s upcoming shows during the second weekend of Jazz Fest are not ones you’ll want to miss. The group’s choice of Sly and the Family Stone for their Friday night tribute is a good one, given that the band has been playing select tracks from the iconic band for almost a decade. In 2009, on the band’s home turf in Colorado, The Motet put on a legendary tribute to Sly and the Family Stone at the Fox Theatre during their Halloween run that year.“Family Affair” – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO – 10/29/2009[Video: TheFoxTheatre]For the second night of the group’s upcoming Jazz Fest run, the band will perform a more traditional show along with Butcher Brown and featuring special guest Weedie Braimah (The Nth Power) on percussion. During this performance, the funk group will get the chance to really flex their musical muscles and show of their own extensive catalog including previews of their upcoming album, due out later in the year.Tickets for The Motet’s NOLA shows are now available here: (Friday, May 4th; Saturday, May 5th). For more information, head to the band’s website.Click below for a list of The Motet’s upcoming tour dates:The Motet 2018 Spring Tour Dates3/31 Meow Wolf | Santa Fe, NM4/4 Shaka’s Live | Virginia Beach, VA4/5 9:30 Club | Washington, DC4/6 House of Independents | Asbury Park, NJ4/7 Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA4/19 The Pourhouse | Charleston, NC4/20 Sweetwater 420 Music Festival | Atlanta, GA5/4 House of Blues | New Orleans, LA +A Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone feat. Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note) and Moorea Masa5/5 House of Blues | New Orleans, LA feat. Weedie Braimah5/27 BottleRock | Napa Valley, CA6/2 Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO7/5 – 7/8 High Sierra Music Festival | Plumas County Fairgrounds, CA* Supporting Lettuce+ feat. Nate Werth (Ghost-Note, Snarky Puppy)ExpandGet a behind-the-scenes look at The Motet’s most recent tour below:last_img read more

Meet the Newbies! 5 Tony-Nominated Fresh Faces You Need to Know

first_img Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin Davies has been wailing Janis Joplin tunes since appearing in a touring production of Love Janis in 2005, and her soulful take on the music legend’s hits finally paved the way to Broadway in 2014. Before hitting it big on Broadway, she loaded trucks for UPS and studied improv at Second City. When she’s not singing the blues in her living room with her two dogs, Davies loves spending quality time with her “boyfriend, Netflix and popcorn.” Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide She plays a classy (and OK, a little weird) ingenue in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, but in real life, Worsham isn’t quite so dignified—she can stick her tongue in her nose and she has a tattoo of the Lone Star State on her rear end! Plus, this renaissance woman has a “backup” degree in Spanish literature and a rock band with her husband, composer Kyle Jarrow, called Sky-Pony. Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan Direct from the West End by way of Cork, Ireland, Inishmaan’s Sarah Greene gets to taunt, tease and (spoiler alert!) eventually fall for co-star Daniel Radcliffe in the dark comedy by Martin McDonagh. Although she’s sworn off eggs after hurling so many onstage, Greene has officially been bitten by the Broadway bug—she’s hoping for an extended stay in New York City. Bonus secret talent: She can light cigarettes with her toes! Paul Chahidi Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway After stints in Rock of Ages, The Toxic Avenger and a real-life rock band called Lovemethod, Bullets standout Nick Cordero never thought he’d be a tap-dancing gangster. In fact, he almost gave up his Broadway dreams for good to become a real estate agent. But now that he’s a Tony-nominated star, he has other plans. “I hope to have a continued relationship with real estate,” he told with a laugh. For a Broadway newcomer, just getting the chance to perform on the Great White Way is a huge thrill—but these five new stars not only nabbed the role of a lifetime this season, they also received Tony nominations for their stellar breakout performances. photo editor Caitlin McNaney hit the town with Bullets Over Broadway star Nick Cordero, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’s Lauren Worsham, The Cripple of Inishmaan standout Sarah Greene, Twelfth Night player Paul Chahidi and A Night with Janis Joplin headliner Mary Bridget Davies. Check out our cheat sheet on these fabulous first-time nominees!center_img View Comments Star Files Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night The 44-year-old Twelfth Night standout is getting lots of attention for his gender-bending turn as witty maid Maria, but he first performed in drag at the age of 13. “I never played a woman again until Maria,” he told “I don’t want people to think that’s all I do!” The Oxford native is having a blast in New York with his wife Kate and son George (no, not the royal ones), and they love hanging out in the Central Park Zoo and at the Bronx Botanical Garden. Mary Bridget Davieslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Bryan Cranston Circling Broadway Musical & More

first_imgBryan Cranston(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed from today and over the summer weekend. Bryan Cranston Circling Broadway MusicalCould Tony winner Bryan Cranston (All the Way) be returning to Broadway….in a musical revival? “Yes, it’s going to be fun,” Cranston told Ipso Facto with Robert Wuhl. “I think it’s going to come together, I really do.  And I’ve got some ideas about it that I’ve pitched, and those are going over very well… it’s like, ‘Wow, this would be a really, a reimagining of an old chestnut.’” We’re intrigued…Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street to Bow in LondonLin-Manuel Miranda is conquering London! The Tony-winning scribe’s 21 Chump Street, a new 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series This American Life, will play London’s Tristan Bates Theatre October 11 through October 19. The tuner will be one of four distinctively different pieces to play in one evening; 21 Chump Street premiered in a showcase at the Brooklyn Academy of Music back in June 2014. Miranda’s In the Heights has been playing successfully at London’s Kings Cross Theatre, while his mega hit Hamilton is set to open in the West End in October 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre.John Lithgow & Nina Arianda to Team Up on ScreenTony winners John Lithgow and Nina Arianda will appear in indie movie Beatriz At Dinner. Directed by Miguel Arteta and penned by Mike White, Deadline reports that the film will follow a holistic medicine practitioner who ends up at a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down. The cast is also set to feature Chloe Sevigny, Salma Hayek and more.First Look at Megan Hilty’s Warren Beatty ProjectWe now know what Megan Hilty’s secret Warren Beatty project is! Check out below a trailer for Rules Don’t Apply, which is set in 1950s Hollywood and follows the forbidden romance between two employees of Howard Hughes. The film, which along with the Broadway bombshell also features Tony winner Matthew Broderick, is scheduled for release on November 23. View Commentslast_img read more

Ben Affleck Through the Years

first_img– Advertisement – However, the film Good Will Hunting — which he cowrote with Damon — skyrocketed him to fame in 1997. Affleck told Boston Magazine in 2013 that the pair fleshed out the story after Damon began writing the script for a playwriting class he was taking at Harvard University.“We came up with this idea of the brilliant kid and his townie friends, where he was special and the government wanted to get their mitts on him,” Affleck explained at the time. “And it had a very Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run sensibility, where the kids from Boston were giving the NSA the slip all the time. We would improvise and drink like six or 12 beers or whatever and record it with a tape recorder. At the time we imagined the professor and the shrink would be Morgan Freeman and [Robert] De Niro, so we’d do our imitations of Freeman and De Niro. It was kind of hopelessly naive and probably really embarrassing in that respect.”- Advertisement – Affleck was previously married to Jennifer Garner from 2005 to 2018. The pair share three children, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.Scroll down to see Affleck’s evolving look throughout the years. The duo’s big dreams landed them an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1997. Affleck’s career took off and he later appeared in notable films such as Armageddon (1998), Argo (2012), Gone Girl (2014), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The Way Back (2020).Although Affleck’s career has flourished over the years, he has publicly struggled with his personal life. The Oscar winner previously checked into rehab in 2001, 2017 and 2018. Affleck explained on the Today show in 2019 that he’s not afraid to be open about his sobriety struggles.“Some people are sort of uncomfortable, [but] it doesn’t really bother me to talk about alcoholism and being an alcoholic,” he said at the time. “It’s part of my life. It’s something that I deal with. It doesn’t have to sort of subsume my whole identity and be everything, but it is something that you know you have to work at.”- Advertisement – Ben Affleck started his career from humble beginnings, but he worked his way toward becoming one of the most sought after leading men in Hollywood.The actor was born in Berkeley, California, but his family moved to Massachusetts when he was 3 years old. He met his lifelong friend Matt Damon during his childhood years and the pair bonded over their mutual passion for acting. Affleck appeared in small television and movie roles before he was cast in the 1993 film Dazed and Confused. He later teamed up with director Kevin Smith and starred in the movies Mall Rats (1995) and Chasing Amy (1997).- Advertisement –last_img read more

COVID-19: Jokowi calls for at least 10,000 PCR tests a day

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has repeated his call for the Health Ministry and the COVID-19 task force to conduct more polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, saying that they should aim to conduct at least 10,000 tests a day.”I want PCR tests to be further increased and for the backlog of [unprocessed] samples to be reduced, especially in the epicenter regions,” Jokowi said at the opening of a limited meeting on Monday.He said that he had received reports that the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry had imported 18 PCR testing machines that could each process 500 tests a day and that there were now 29 laboratories nationwide that could process PCR tests.  “Up until today we have reached a total of 26,500 tests. This is a good jump but I want for us to conduct at least 10,000 tests per day,” he said.Indonesia’s testing rate is among the lowest in the world, with only 99 tests per million people. In comparison, neighboring Malaysia has conducted over 2,000 tests per million people, while Singapore and South Korea have conducted over 10,000 per million people. Indonesia would have to conduct around 2.7 million tests to reach similar levels.According to the Health Ministry’s official count, there were 4,557 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide as of Monday, with 399 deaths. (kmt)Topics :last_img read more