Home » Posts tagged "上海千花验证归来"

Wind-driven export of Weddell Sea slope water

first_imgThe export of waters from the Weddell Gyre to lower latitudes is an integral component of the southern subpolar contribution to the three-dimensional oceanic circulation. Here we use more than 20 years of repeat hydrographic data on the continental slope on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and 5 years of bottom lander data on the slope at 1000 m to show the intermittent presence of a relatively cold, fresh, westward flowing current. This is often bottom-intensified between 600 and 2000 dbar with velocities of over 20 cm s−1, transporting an average of 1.5 ± 1.5 Sv. By comparison with hydrography on the continental slope within the Weddell Sea and modeled tracer release experiments we show that this slope current is an extension of the Antarctic Slope Current that has crossed the South Scotia Ridge west of Orkney Plateau. On monthly to interannual time scales the density of the slope current is negatively correlated (r > 0.6 with a significance of over 95%) with eastward wind stress over the northern Weddell Sea, but lagging it by 6–13 months. This relationship holds in both the high temporal resolution bottom lander time series and the 20+ year annual hydrographic occupations and agrees with Weddell Sea export variability observed further east. We compare several alternative hypotheses for this wind stress/export relationship and find that it is most consistent with wind-driven acceleration of the gyre boundary current, possibly modulated by eddy dynamics, and represents a mechanism by which climatic perturbations can be rapidly transmitted as fluctuations in the supply of intermediate-level waters to lower latitudes.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Mason City Community School District to start school year with hybrid of in-person, online learning

first_imgMASON CITY — The Mason City School Board Monday night approved a “Return to Learn” plan that includes a hybrid of in-person and online learning to start the school year.Superintendent Dave Versteeg says with the high numbers of COVID-19 cases in the county recently, the school year will start with a four-day week with smaller groups of students. “This is still how many days out from school, we feel like hybrid is the right direction to go to get everybody back safely and manage that, and then grow it from there. Our goal is to have 100% of the kids at school 100% of the time as fast as possible. We think starting smaller groups and managing that will get us to that point faster, than in our situation, again our situation is different than other schools, bringing everybody back all at once.”Versteeg says if things go well in the first couple of weeks with no COVID issues, the district can start moving toward possibly moving to more in-person time for students.  “If we can have a couple of really good weeks where nobody sick, we don’t have any outbreaks in school, then I think we could think about what the next step might be.”Versteeg says plans for in-person or on-line classes can vary from day to day, just like when decisions have to be made currently with snow days.  “Really we monitor this on a daily basis. We’ve got other considerations for absenteeism among students or staff that may work just like a winter snowstorm that we may have to make a change in the particular building just in case based on the availability of staff on a particular day.”Versteeg says face coverings will be required for students and staff.   “We’re asking people to bring their own that they are most comfortable with, but we will provide face coverings and/or face shields and whatever other appropriate PPE would be necessary for a particular staff assignment. But at a minimum, face coverings and face shields will be provided and we will do face coverings for students if they cannot provide their own.”The first day of school is scheduled for August 24th.Review the “Return to Learn” plan by clicking here MCCSD – Board of Education Meeting from Mason City Community Schools on Vimeo.last_img read more

Continue reading »

South African tourism shines at World Travel Market

first_img13 November 2015The South African pavilion at London’s World Travel Market, held from 2 to 5 November, brought together 30 of the country’s best tourism projects, including representatives from provincial tourism agencies, as well as the cities of Tshwane, Johannesburg and Durban, in preparation for its hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.Top local hotels and hospitality and travel companies were also in attendance, including Protea Hotels, Thompson’s Travel, South African Airways and Rovos Rail. The pavilion featured presentations by four local safari companies and 15 game farms.World Responsible Tourism Awards for South AfricaThe Western Cape town of Gansbaai received a gold World Responsible Tourism Award for Best Destination, while the South African charity, Campaign Against Canned Hunting, took joint gold in Best Animal Welfare Initiative category.#WTM15 World Responsible Tourism Awards – Gansbaai wins Best Destination. #WRTA2015 pic.twitter.com/LkuLLWwU2G— Dept of Tourism (@Tourism_gov_za) November 4, 2015Visit us at @WTM_London stand AF300 for a #FiveMinuteHoliday to South Africa! #WTM15 pic.twitter.com/V8VLzOsD2n— South Africa Tourism (@VisitSA_UK) November 2, 2015Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom was one of the keynote speakers at the event’s Global Summit on tourism marketing. The minister spoke about how South Africa’s slogan, A world in one country, was proving highly effective, despite the challenges the industry faced nationally and globally.Minister on WTM World Responsible Tourism Panel #WTM15 pic.twitter.com/5ZOECXJ8XH— Dept of Tourism (@Tourism_gov_za) November 4, 2015In addition to congratulating Gansbaai and the Campaign Against Canned Hunting for their accolades this year, the minister also commended Bushmans Kloof for its silver award for Best Cultural Heritage Attraction. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve won silver for the Best Poverty Reduction award. “Our award-winning places, products and programmes demonstrate the leadership role South Africa is playing in developing and implementing responsible tourism,” said Hanekom.With 227 323 visits from Britain to South Africa between January and June 2015, an increase of 17% over the same period last year, the UK remains one of South Africa’s most lucrative tourism markets. Following the visa regulation adjustments made by the South African government in October, the country hopes to capitalise on the rest of Europe. Germany, France and the Benelux countries are all eager tourism markets for the country.Watch Ndabo Khoza, chief executive of South African Tourism: KwaZulu- Natal, at the WTM:Watch a WTM discussion on taking responsibility for wildlife and national parksShine a light on the bestEstablished by the International Centre for Responsible Tourism in 2004, the World Responsible Tourism Awards highlights and celebrates the most inspiring and enduring socially and environmentally responsible tourism projects around the globe.The vision for the awards, which are open to private and public enterprises and organisations, big and small, is to surprise and inspire tourists and the tourism industry by what it is possible to achieve with responsible tourism, and to shine a light on the best of the best.The awards source prominent experts from the tourism industry, travel journalists, environmentalists and tourists themselves, to offer invaluable insights and knowledge on projects from around the world that fufil the vision of the awards and the event.The winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 were announced at @WTM_London! https://t.co/BCZABTz0cY pic.twitter.com/tSnF13zW8l— TTG MENA (@TTGMENA) November 6, 2015“The winners of the WTM awards and others in the sector who are striving towards greater sustainability are maintaining our country’s competitive edge in the global tourism market,” Hanekom said in a statement released at the end of the WTM. “Their success comes from taking a responsible approach right from the start of their planning, and then ensuring that all their products, services and activities are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable into the future.”The minister urged the winning organisations to spread the word of world- leading responsible tourism practices throughout both the local, African and global tourism industry. He advised that South African companies use the marketing strategies to target the needs and desires of the international tourist, saying: “Tourists are becoming increasingly concerned about social and environmental issues, and they want to support destinations and products that take responsible tourism seriously.”Southern African Tourism Services Association extended a message of support for the South African tourism products featured at this year’s WTM, and congratulated all the country’s category finalists and winners. “We extend special congratulations to Fair Trade Tourism for their immense work to promote and foster responsible tourism in South Africa and beyond,” it said in a statement.Source: Department of Tourismlast_img read more

Continue reading »

Yankees vs Mets The Battle For New Yorks Heart

A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday found that, in a hypothetical Yankees vs. Mets World Series, 59 percent of New York City residents would root for the Yankees, and 37 percent would favor the Mets. The Yankees haven’t always had such a large lead on this question. So what influences the balance between Yankees and Mets fandom in New York?There isn’t a strong relationship between the Mets’ or Yankees’ winning percentages and New Yorkers’ Subway Series preferences. Nor does there seem to be much of a connection between the Yankees making the playoffs and whom New Yorkers would root for. Most sports fans want their team to win but know it often won’t. The Yankees are different. Winning isn’t hoped for. It’s expected.The Mets have a somewhat lower bar to clear. Quinnipiac’s polling suggests that in the battle for hearts and minds in the Big Apple, the Yankees’ success is baked in, assumed. The Mets making the playoffs is what appears to sway New Yorkers.The Mets came closest to parity with the Yankees after the 2006 season — the only season in the past 25 years when the Mets advanced further in the playoffs than the Yankees. The Mets shaved the Yankees’ advantage down to one point in a survey conducted a few months into the 2007 season. (Note: We assigned each poll to the prior season if it was conducted before the All-Star break.)But the Mets haven’t made the playoffs since 2006, and the fan base in New York has slowly slid toward the pinstripes. The 22 percentage-point gap in the most recent Quinnipiac survey was the second largest found. The Yankees held their largest lead in the Quinnipiac poll taken about midway through the 1998 season, when it had been 10 years since the Mets made the playoffs.For each additional year removed from a playoff appearance, the Mets fall by an average of about two more points behind the Yankees in a hypothetical Subway Series.We’re dealing with only nine data points, which means the relationship might not hold in future polling. And factors besides the Mets’ success contribute to whom New Yorkers support.Case in point: The biggest outlier above is a poll taken after the 1999 season, when the Mets had made the NL championship series. But the Yankees still held a 17 percentage-point edge in the Quinnipiac survey. Why? The Yankees were coming off three World Series wins in four years. This suggests that the Yankees have some control over New Yorkers’ hearts, even if the effect isn’t nearly as significant as the Mets’. read more

Continue reading »

Proposal to replace old Mission Hills library with Permanent Supportive Housing Shelter

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Ashlie Rodriguez, Ashlie Rodriguez 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Mission Hills residents are furious tonight and they are sending a strong message to Mayor Kevin Falconer, objecting to a proposed permanent supportive housing in their neighborhood.Mayor Faulconer and Councilmember Chris Ward have proposed converting the former Mission Hills Library into 28 units of permanent supportive housing for the homeless. It would be one of eight shelters going up in all parts of the city.Residents argue the homeless moving in would threaten the kids attending the nearby Grant Elementary and bring visual blight to their charming nook in San Diego.The city attempted to explain the homeless that would be helped are the people we don’t see, the mothers with children or the men living in their cars.While you don’t have to be sober to get admitted into the shelter, you cannot have a felony record.  The idea being San Diego can avoid the scale of the homeless crisis being seen in Seattle and San Francisco if we act now.Councilmember Chris Ward says if the residents have any recourse, that he will take their concerns to the developers who can address them while they’re building the shelter. He also mentions this is Mayor Faulconer’s plan, which is expected to start going into effect by the end of this year. Proposal to replace old Mission Hills library with Permanent Supportive Housing Shelter for homeless angers residents Posted: May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 CORRECTION: KUSI is issuing a correction to this story. The proposal is to turn the old Mission Hills Library into Permanent Supportive Housing of 28 units, not a homeless shelter. The video below references “shelter” but it is Permanent Supportive Housing. Updated: 3:41 PMlast_img read more

Continue reading »