Recent climate variability in the vicinity of the antarctic peninsula

first_imgSurface air temperature records from stations on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula show a higher degree of interannual variability and stronger long-term warming trends than recorded elsewhere in Antarctica. Possible mechanisms for driving these fluctuations are investigated. The extreme climatic sensitivity of this region may be linked to a stronger coupling between temperatures and regional sea-ice extent than is seen elsewhere in Antarctica. Significant interannual persistence of air temperature anomalies suggests a link with ocean temperatures or circulation.last_img read more

Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge Announces “The Puff Ball” With Dean Wean Group & Color Red Allstars

first_imgWeen guitarist Mickey Melchiondo, better known as Dean Ween, recently announced his plans to open a music venue in downtown Denver, where patrons will be allowed and encouraged to use marijuana with no threat of security intervention. Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge will officially open its doors with an exclusive members-only event on Friday, April 5th, followed by the general public unveiling on Saturday, April 6th.On Wednesday, Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge announced that they will present a special offsite 4/20 event, The Puff Ball, at Denver’s Summit. The Puff Ball will be highlighted by musical performances from The Dean Ween Group as well as The Color Red Allstars featuring guitarist and Color Red founder Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), drummer Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), and trumpet player Gabriel Mervine (formerly of The Motet).Tickets for The Puff Ball are now on sale here.Officially named Dean Ween’s Honey Pot Lounge @ V&P, the new music venue and lounge will open at Vape & Play’s 1753 S. Broadway location along Denver’s infamous “Green Mile” stretch of dispensaries. The venue will allow patrons to bring in and consume their own legally purchased or homegrown marijuana. However, the venue will not sell marijuana or alcohol.As Dean Ween explained in a statement,The HPL will be a geographic extension of my living room, my studio, and my man-cave. Being a man of impeccable tastes, I feel positive that it will serve your entertainment needs as well and make for a great hang. My mission statement and overall goal for the HPL is to re-create my personal happy place — rooms where there is something compelling available to touch, smell, stare at, or listen to at all times.Head to Dean Wean’s Honey Pot Lounge’s website for more information.last_img read more

Wolf Administration Urges Public to Use Caution, Put Safety First for Travel

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  PSA,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – With widespread winter weather predicted for much of Pennsylvania and impacts to Thursday’s morning rush hour in the eastern and south-central regions, Governor Tom Wolf reminds motorists to be mindful during winter weather conditions.“Pennsylvania agencies are working together to closely monitor the storm and we strongly encourage you to do the same,” said Governor Wolf. “You should prepare for the worst and make sure you have appropriate supplies for your loved ones before the snow arrives.”“Generally speaking, most of the state hasn’t seen a lot of snow this winter,” said Richard D. Flinn Jr., Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). “The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at PEMA will be activated early tomorrow morning, and staff from multiple state agencies will be working there and ready to respond as needed for the duration of this storm.”During a storm, PennDOT’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. In some instances to enhance safety, PennDOT may temporarily reduce speed limits on expressways and interstates. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear. Also, higher volume roads take priority.“PennDOT’s 4,800 on-the-road workers are ready and will be on duty throughout tomorrow’s storm to keep roads passable,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “But we count on drivers to do their part by following some simple guidelines:”Monitor weather forecasts and postpone travel if necessary, especially over long distances during the storm.Slow down while driving when snow is falling and always wear your seat belt. Leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicles you are following.During squalls or whiteouts, do not stop on the roadway. Come to a complete stop only when you can safely get as far off the road as possible or when there is a safe area to do so.When encountering plows, stay at least six car lengths behind an operating plow truck and remember that the main plow is wider than the truck.When a plow is approaching you, move as far from the center of the road as is safely possible and remember that snow can obscure the actual snow plow width.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles by visiting www.511PA.com. PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Locator plow tracking tool is being expanded to all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks, with vehicle locations viewable on 511PA.Families should check to make sure their home emergency kits are fully stocked with essential items. A home emergency kit should contain:Non-perishable food;Bottled water (one gallon per person per day. A family of four needs a minimum of 12 gallons);Medications;Flashlight with spare batteries;First aid kit;Warm clothing; andAny specialized items such as baby supplies or pet food.PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly. Free emergency kit checklists for your vehicle or home and family emergency plan templates are available online at www.ReadyPA.org.The Pennsylvania Department of Health is advising residents that heavy, wet snow is harder to shovel, which can put extra stress on the body and heart. While shoveling snow, everyone should take plenty of breaks and listen to their body.“This storm will blanket much of Pennsylvania with heavy, wet snow,” said Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy. “Shoveling any type of snow can be dangerous for individuals with underlying health conditions or those who don’t normally perform strenuous duties. Heavy, wet snow increases the amount of exertion that is required when shoveling. We are urging everyone to stay safe by following commonsense tips when removing snow after this storm.”Follow these additional tips to make removing snow safer:If you have any heart attack symptoms, like pain in your chest or shortness of breath, stop shoveling and call 9-1-1;Consider shoveling in shifts instead of all at once;Take breaks and drink water to prevent dehydration;Push snow instead of lifting it – if you must lift, bend your legs and not your back;Avoid twisting motions that can stress your back; andIf using a snow blower, follow all safety instructions and stay aware of others who may be nearby.For additional health and safety information, follow the departments of Health and Transportation as well as PEMA, on social media.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf February 08, 2017center_img Wolf Administration Urges Public to Use Caution, Put Safety First for Travellast_img read more

Linda Carol Ishler

first_imgLinda Carol Ishler, of Milan, was born on February 20, 1948 in Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter of James and Effie Burns Dewberry.  She was employed by the Ohio Department of Public Safety where she served as Director of EMS.  Linda was an active member of Women Armed and Ready as well the Eagle Scouts with her two children.  Christmas was her favorite holiday – she loved collecting Christmas music boxes and Santa’s, another favorite was Longaberger baskets.  In her spare time she also enjoyed sewing.  On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the age of 69, Linda passed away at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Those surviving who will honor Linda’s memory include her sons, Shannon Roblin of Marysville, OH, and Joseph Thomas of Milan; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews; great, great, great nieces and nephews; many friends, and Breanna – who Linda considered a granddaughter.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clay Baker and Richard Dewberry. Memorial contributions can be directed to the family to assist with expenses or to the American Cancer Society.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral home is honored to care for the family of Linda Ishler. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Pastor Bill Secrest of the First Baptist Church in Aurora will officiate the service and burial will follow at St. Paul Cemetery in Sunman.  last_img read more

Warriors mailbag: What will the Warriors do this offseason?

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors fans have plenty of questions. Do the Warriors have the answers?More clarity will emerge during Thursday’s NBA draft and when free agency begins on June 30 at 6 pm PT. For now, Warriors fans are unanimously wondering where the Warriors go from here after losing to the Toronto Raptors in six games in the NBA Finals. That made for a pretty full inbox this week, and I promise I will answer all of the questions you have! Or at least attempt to answer.For now, keep the …last_img read more

Incentives for exporters

first_imgThe government provides various incentives to South African firms to export their products internationally. Export Marketing and Investment Assistance The Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme compensates exporters for the costs involved in developing export markets for South African products and services. Set up by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), EMIA aims to develop an export market in South Africa and to assist South African exporters gain access to this market. By encouraging individual manufacturers and exporters, the DTI hopes to recruit new foreign direct investment. The scheme is administered by Trade and Investment South Africa’s (TISA) export promotion unit. Under this scheme, the DIT offers exporters incentives and financial assistance with market research, trade missions, showcasing products and services at international exhibitions, among other things. Costs covered can include exhibition fees, stand construction, travel and daily allowances. Who qualifies for EMIA assistance?South African manufactures and exporters;South African export trading houses representing at least three SMMEs or businesses owned by Historical Disadvantaged Individuals (HDIs);South African commission agents representing at least three SMMEs or HDI- owned businesses; andSouth African exports councils, industry associations and joint action groups (JAGs) representing at least five South African entities. The Industrial Development Corporation The IDC makes financing available at reduced rates for selected expansion schemes that are expected to result in increased foreign exchange earnings. Financing of credit for exporters of capital goods is also available through the IDC or private sector merchant banks at reduced rates. The Export Credit Insurance Corporation The ECIC provides export credit and foreign investment insurance cover on behalf of the government. The ECIC, an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, aims to facilitate and encourage South African export trade by underwriting export credit loans and investments outside the country to enable South African contractors to win capital goods and services’ contracts in other countries. Website: sars.gov.za Website: www.ecic.co.za Website: www.idc.co.zaSee the official portal for South African government incentive schemes: www.investmentincentives.co.za Website: sars.gov.za See the DTI website for the latest information on EMIA Download the DTI’s Guide to Incentive Schemes 2011/12, [PDF]Contact the EMIA administrators:General enquiries: (012) 394 1014DTI Customer Contact Centre: 0861 843 384 Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation Offers exporters insurance covering domestic or international debtors, which means exporters are protected against non-payment. IDC is a shareholder of the company.Website: www.creditguarantee.co.za See the DTI website for the latest information on sector specific funding, including Project Funding For Emerging Exporters guidelinescenter_img See the DTI website for the latest information on CPFP, including guidelines and to download application forms Sector Specific Assistance Scheme The Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) is a reimbursable 80:20 cost-sharing grant offering financial support to export councils, joint action groups and industry associations. The scheme has a subprogramme specially designed to assist emerging exporters. Eligible enterprises are non-profit business organisations in sectors and sub- sectors of the industry prioritised by the DTI. Customs and Excise duty refunds Provision is made in the Customs and Excise Act for general refunds, as well as a large number of specific drawbacks and refunds of customs and excise duties, to exporters. These concessions are available to manufacturers as well as to merchants who import goods for re-export. Assistance is divided between individual and group offerings; and each scheme has its own defined criteria. VAT Export Incentive Scheme Exporters may zero-rate VAT on exports regarded as a direct export. Applicable to exporters registered as VAT vendors in South Africa. You must be registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to export commercial goods from South Africa. Capital Projects Feasibility Programme The Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP) is a cost-sharing programme that contributes to the cost of feasibility studies likely to lead to projects outside South Africa that will increase local exports and stimulate the market for South African capital goods and services. All South African enterprises are eligible, as long as the study is undertaken by local companies. SA.info reporter Reviewed: 5 August 2012 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Mean is in: Bollywood biggies caught sporting the bad-boy look with much elan

first_imgIt’s good to be bad in Bollywood – at least that’s what all the big guys seem to be endorsing with their latest look.The clean chocolate boy guise is outdated and what looks to be in vogue is the mean dishevelled appearance.From industry icons such as Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to the young band of boys such as Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor – they all happen to be in agreement on this one point, for a change.Back from his shooting stint in Kashmir, SRK was recently snapped at the airport; his machismo on full display as he sported tousled long hair and a scruffy French beard. A black leather jacket, shades, a monogrammed Louis Vuitton bag and ripped denims completed his cool avatar.Salman, who’s riding high on the success of his recent release Ek Tha Tiger, was spotted in Mumbai wearing his signature Muscle Tee and denims.The original bad boy was flaunting a Van Dyke goatee and a rough, short haircut. Style icon Arjun Rampal was clicked showing off a scruffy French beard and covered his messy mane under a cap.It’s not just the big names who are flaunting the look.Even upcoming stars such as Ranveer and Arjun prefer the scruffy and shaggy look.The first look of their new movie Gunday has the duo dressed in denims teamed with V-neck tees and open-button shirts casually thrown over.While Ranveer sports a handle bar moustache and beard, Arjun is seen in grungy long hair and a good, old fashioned beard.advertisementThe boys seem in no hurry to get rid of their tapori style and are carrying their reel-look into real life.last_img read more

Jimmy Buckets: Butler does it, leads 76ers past Raptors to force Game 7

first_imgGoing ahead Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “It was amazing focus. Everybody was locked in,” Simmons said. “We knew what was at stake.”Joel Embiid had played through a bad left knee and a stomach bug for most of the playoffs and the entire team had reason to be ill after the Raptors crushed the Sixers by 36 in Game 5.“I knew I had to come in with high spirits,” Embiid said. “If I’ve got to play 45 minutes and push myself out there, that’s what I’ll do.”Embiid had a burst of energy late in the third when he blocked a driving Leonard, and Simmons capitalized with a basket for an 18-point cushion. Embiid, who gingerly walked into the postgame press conference with his left knee packaged in ice, had 17 points and 12 rebounds in 35 minutes.Embiid didn’t do much early in Game 6, but Butler and Simmons built some needed separation.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Philadelphia 76ers’ Jimmy Butler, left, tries to get past Toronto Raptors’ Patrick McCaw during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Butler lived up to his Jimmy Buckets nickname.With “Jimmy! Butler!” chants ringing from the rafters, he helped Philadelphia force a seventh game against Toronto in the Eastern Conference semifinals, hitting big baskets in bunches and scoring 25 points in the 76ers’ 112-101 victory over the Raptors on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It’s not unlike where we’ve been a couple of times already this series,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “I play to win,” Butler said. “Right now, this is what I have to do in order to give us a great chance at winning.”Game 7 is Sunday night in Toronto. The Milwaukee Bucks await the winner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsKawhi Leonard, who scored 30-plus points in the first four games in the series, was finally tied up early by the Sixers and hit 29 points well after the game was out of hand.Leonard and the Raptors had no answers for Butler and All-Star guard Ben Simmons. Simmons broke through and scored 21 points — more than his combined total of Games 4 and 5 — and helped show the Sixers still had some fight after a brutal Game 5 loss. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Butler about did it all, and showed in the first half why the free agent will command a max contract — $188 million over five years — in the offseason.Butler, disgruntled in Minnesota before he was traded to Philadelphia in November, scored 19 points in the half and all of them seemed worthy of the highlight reel. He took a bit of a trick shot when he rebounded his own missed jumper and was fouled by Kyle Lowry on an off-balance attempt. The basket was good and so was the free throw. Butler stole the ball from Leonard and capped the half with a fast-break dunk for a 58-43 lead.“Game is simple. I shoot the ball when I’m open,” Butler said. “Sometimes I shoot it when I’m not open.”He forced his way open in the first half, making 9 of 15 shots in the first and he gave the Sixers the confidence they needed to know another game wasn’t going to turn into a rout.“He was all over that game,” coach Brett Brown said. “The mood in the locker room, you could sense the serious side. They got the moment and I think he got it as much as anybody and led us.”Simmons was called out by Butler about the need to attack the basket and play more off screens to become the triple-double threat he was in the regular season and not the non-factor he was against the Raptors. Simmons did it all early (eight points, five assists in the first quarter) and the Sixers got the outside shots to fall — an early domination that happened even as Embiid was held scoreless until he hit a 3 early in the second quarter.Simmons had no turnovers and six assists in 34 minutes.“What he did today was lot of the reasons he was an NBA All-Star at age 22,” Brown said.TIP-INSRaptors: Missed 14 of 17 3s in the first half. … Scored four fast-break points in the first half. 76ers: Hall of Famer Julius Erving had a lengthy courtside pregame chat with Simmons. … The Sixers borrowed a page from the Eagles’ Super Bowl run and had Chris Long and Lane Johnson ring the ceremonial Liberty Bell. Long and Johnson wore their dog masks used when they embraced the underdog theme in the 2018 postseason.EMBIID EFFECTThere was one cause for concern late in the fourth when Embiid was whistled for a flagrant 1 foul when hit Marc Gasol in the face and now faces a one-game suspension if he earns another in the playoffs. Embiid, playing in garbage time because he has no reliable backup, has three flagrant fouls in the postseason.“It’s annoying. It’s stupid,” Embiid said. “I saw the video of it. It doesn’t look that bad. I guess I’ve got one more and I’m gone for one game so I’ve got to look out for it.”Embiid missed the entirety of Toronto’s 12-0 run that cut a 19-point lead to seven and had fans booing as the All-Star big man took a breather. Embiid couldn’t afford to rest, backup Boban Marjanovic checked in at minus-15 in just 4 1/2 minutes of playing time in the half.LONG TIME COMINGThe Sixers and Raptors are playing each other in Game 7 for the first time since Philadelphia won the 2001 East semifinal. Lowry, who scored 13 points, knows he’ll have to contribute more to get the Raptors to their first conference final since 2016.“I think I could have pushed a little bit more, tried to get in the paint a little more,” Lowry said.UP NEXTGame 7 is Sunday night in Toronto. The Raptors are 2-1 at home in the series.last_img read more

9 months agoAtletico Madrid defender Godin agrees Inter Milan terms

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid defender Godin agrees Inter Milan termsby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has assured Inter Milan he’ll join them in the summer, it has been revealed.Off contract in June, El Larguero says Godin has assured Inter he’ll make the move in June.He has agreed terms over a two-year deal worth €5.5m-a-season with the option for a third.Godin has made the decision after Atletico refused to offer more than a 12-month deal for the veteran to renew.The captain had been seeking a two-year contract and is disappointed by Atletico’s unwillingness to meet his demands. last_img read more

Dwayne Johnson Stars In Earthquake Awareness PSA

first_imgIn an effort to raise awareness of earthquake preparedness, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Ad Council have partnered with Warner Bros. to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes from the action thriller San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson.“As a father, safety is always a top of mind issue for me,” said Dwayne Johnson. “That’s why I am proud to be partnering with FEMA and the Ad Council, to make sure as many people as possible know what to do in the event of an earthquake. They can happen anywhere in the U.S. without warning, so if you ever find yourself in the middle of one, remember – drop, cover and hold on.”Created pro bono by Warner Bros. for the Ad Council, the new creative includes English language TV and radio advertising and uses scenes from the feature film San Andreas to amplify earthquake safety awareness and the protective actions that can be taken in the event of an earthquake. Featuring Dwayne Johnson, one of the stars of the film, the PSAs educate audiences on the three steps to take if an earthquake strikes; “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The PSAs direct audiences to Ready.gov/Earthquake, where visitors can access more information on how to protect themselves, their families, and property before, during, and after an earthquake.It is critically important to highlight the steps people can take to protect themselves from an earthquake. According to joint research by the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) and FEMA, nearly half the U.S. population, 150 million Americans, are exposed to potentially damaging earthquake shaking.“Earthquakes can occur anywhere in the U.S. without warning,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “The PSA provides earthquake safety tips that are vital to preparing yourself and your family to react quickly, which will save lives.”The new PSAs are an extension of FEMA and the Ad Council’s Ready campaign, which has helped to generate more than 87 million unique visitors to the campaign’s website Ready.gov since its launch in 2003. Through the Ad Council, to date, the Ready campaign has received more than $1.1 billion in donated media.“We are glad that Dwayne Johnson and Warner Bros. are helping to support the important earthquake preparedness messaging behind our Ready campaign,” said Lisa Sherman, president and CEO of the Ad Council. “It is through strategic partnerships such as this that we can reach the largest audience possible, and families can learn how to be prepared in the event of a disaster.”The Ad Council is distributing the new PSAs to media outlets nationwide this week and the PSAs will run and air in advertising time and space donated by the media.last_img read more