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Model sensitivity of the Weddell and Ross seas, Antarctica, to vertical mixing and freshwater forcing

first_imgWe examine the sensitivity of the Weddell and Ross seas to vertical mixing and surface freshwater forcing using an ocean–sea ice model. The high latitude Southern Ocean is very weakly stratified, with a winter salinity difference across the pycnocline of only ∼0.2 PSU. We find that insufficient vertical mixing, freshwater supply from the Antarctic Ice Sheet, or initial sea ice causes a high salinity bias in the mixed layer which erodes the stratification and causes excessive deep convection. This leads to vertical homogenisation of the Weddell and Ross seas, opening of polynyas in the sea ice and unrealistic spin-up of the subpolar gyres and Antarctic Circumpolar Current. The model freshwater budget shows that a ∼30% error in any component can destratify the ocean in about a decade. We find that freshwater forcing in the model should be sufficient along the Antarctic coastline to balance a salinity bias caused by dense coastal water that is unable to sink to the deep ocean. We also show that a low initial sea ice area introduces a salinity bias in the marginal ice zone. We demonstrate that vertical mixing, freshwater forcing and initial sea ice conditions need to be constrained simultaneously to reproduce the Southern Ocean hydrography, circulation and sea ice in a model. As an example, insufficient vertical mixing will cause excessive convection in the Weddell and Ross seas even in the presence of large surface freshwater forcing and initial sea ice cover.last_img read more

Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffers season-ending injury after two starts

first_img Written by December 4, 2018 /Sports News – National Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy suffers season-ending injury after two starts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) — The Washington Redskins are down yet another quarterback.Colt McCoy broke his right fibula in Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The injury happened in the first quarter of the game, which the Redskins ended up losing 28-13.McCoy is now out for the season, after just two starts. He stepped in to start for Washington after the team’s starting quarterback, Alex Smith, suffered a similar fate two weeks ago. Smith was sacked on Nov. 18 against the Houston Texans, breaking the fibula and tibia in his right leg.Mark Sanchez, who the Redskins signed on Nov. 19, replaced McCoy on the field Monday night and will now lead the team as they fight for a chance to make it to the playoffs. Washington is currently tied with the Eagles for second place in the NFC East.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

How Not to Sell Your Drill

first_imgYour pitch might explain how your drill is different, the different results it produces and why you chose to design your drill the way you did. But it won’t be enough to sell your drill.How Your Drill Is DifferentYour drill might be faster than your competitor’s drill. It might be smaller and lighter. It might have more power. It might last longer than any other drill on the market. It might work in climates where other drills fail. Your drill might use less power, and it might be easier to operate.Your drill might be a one-of-a-kind marvel of modern engineering and design.How Your Drill Produces Different ResultsYour drill might produce more holes of different sizes than any other drill. It might produce holes that are so finely crafted that the holes from other drills simply cannot compare. And maybe the drill you sell can punch holes through substances that other drills just can’t penetrate.Your drill might produce dramatically different holes.Why You Make the Best Drill EverThe owner of your company may have struggled with other drills and decided to build a better one to help other people make better holes. His father may have been a carpenter, and he may have always dreamed of easing his father’s burden at work. It may be your company’s mission to elevate the craft of woodworking by creating the finest tools on Earth.The reason you make such a fine drill might speak to the highest values. But none of this is enough to sell your fabulous drill.Why Does Your Client Need HolesYour drill has no value unless someone needs holes. In your case, your drill has no value unless someone needs holes of the highest quality. None of the features, benefits, or values above matter otherwise.Your first job is to find someone who really needs holes, or to teach someone why one of their greatest strategic needs is holes. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Moving from the Spreadsheet to Irrational Logic

first_imgLogic is a powerful tool. With the development of our massive neocortex we have the ability to use logic instead of emotion alone. This trend begins with the Greeks and goes right on through the Age of Reason to where we are today.Most of the time we believe that logical decisions are better than emotional decisions. This is why major corporations and large companies have professionalized the purchasing process. They want to make sure that their buyers won’t (and can’t) make an emotional (or from their view, irrational) buying decision. Someone with a deep relationship built on trust and caring might be able to command a higher price than their competitor. That deep relationship is perceived as a threat to the buying company’s profitability. Paying a higher price is irrational.The spreadsheet is intended to be logical and rational. Buying organizations determine the criteria in weight that criteria to make rational decisions. Emotions and intuition are seen as weakness, something less than logic. But this isn’t true. There is another form of logic at work in relationships, even commercial relationships.Let’s call this type of logic irrational logic. It isn’t subject to a decision tree. You can’t embed it in a spreadsheet. It’s full of emotions and intuition.Think about the most important decisions you make in life. Think about who you choose to marry. Did you create a spreadsheet with weighted criteria? Love is totally irrational.Think about where you choose to live? What criteria was most important to you as you made that decision? Was it about how you were going to feel? Was it about the quality of your life? Was your choice of where to live the A-column in the spreadsheet you created?The last time you made a buying decision, was how much you trusted the seller and the company you bought from an important factor in making that purchase? It used to be that you trusted big companies. Now even size and brand are greeted with skepticism–at best.Things like trust and caring are important. They are an irrational form of logic. You may not be able to objectively identify and weight the criteria on the spreadsheet but there is something inside you that Intuit when someone is trustworthy, when someone truly cares about you, when someone is going to make a good partner, and when you should do business with them.Spreadsheets are not the very best way to make decisions. Just like a pre-employment screening, they are one tool you can use to get one view of a decision. But that tool is not in any way superior to your irrational logic, that logic you feel in your heart and in your gut.last_img read more

Ohio State Coach Zach Smith Trashes Michigan In Response To Recruiting Pamphlet, Posts Photo Of Rings

first_imgFans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 17: Fans of the Michigan Wolverines react to a 14-3 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 17, 2007 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It may be June, but Ohio State and Michigan are in mid-season form in the trash talk department. Saturday night, Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach Smith, taking exception to what appears to be a recruiting pamphlet produced by Michigan, blasted the Wolverines on Twitter. Smith, who is clearly ticked off that Michigan is is promoting its assistant coach Jedd Fisch as a better alternative for recruits to develop under, fired back, boasting about Ohio State’s three victories in a row over the Wolverines.Smith also predicted a fourth straight victory and posted a photo of all of the rings he’s won in his coaching years. It’s strong.U mad bro?? #LevelsToThis #IfTheyAintHatingYouAintPoppin pic.twitter.com/QhnJceNL4W— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, [email protected] that’s all they got?!— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) June 7, 2015Check my Resume… And if it’s confusing… Check my live resume next November. It will be the same resume as the last 3 Novembers.— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Back to my regularly scheduled Saturday… #ThisAintWhatYouWant #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/6bxT0IoN3E— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 7, 2015Jim Harbaugh and his staff certainly aren’t bowing down to Ohio State. But the Wolverines may want to win a few games before they start comparing anything between the two schools.last_img read more

Programme to Train and Certify Workforce to be Launched in April By Heart

first_img Speaking at a contract signing ceremony between the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the HEART Trust/NTA to train ancillary workers in schools, at JSIF’s headquarters, in Kingston, on March 7, Senator Reid said the Ministry has been examining a programme of this nature for some time, as a “significant percentage of our workforce have no formal training and certification.” Story Highlights The employed workforce is to be trained and certified, free of cost, under an up- skilling programme to be launched by the HEART Trust/NTA at the end of April, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid.Speaking at a contract signing ceremony between the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the HEART Trust/NTA to train ancillary workers in schools, at JSIF’s headquarters, in Kingston, on March 7, Senator Reid said the Ministry has been examining a programme of this nature for some time, as a “significant percentage of our workforce have no formal training and certification.”“We have been looking at the Indian model and they have developed a good one, which is called – Recognition of Prior Learning. I want the Jamaican workforce to be trained and certified,” the Minister emphasised.Recognition of Prior Learning or Prior Learning Assessment is an internationally recognised system, which allows for the identification, documentation, assessment and recognition of prior learning experiences.It allows tertiary institutions, adult learning centres and career development practitioners to determine whether an applicant, who does not meet the normal matriculation requirements, possesses the competencies that are required to enter a university course of study.Under the JSIF’s Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) Schools Ancillary Workers Project, a total of 240 persons from across 40 schools in Jamaica will be trained by the HEART Trust in various skills, including food safety, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene, customer service, safety and security, plant maintenance and landscaping.The project is valued at $10.8 million and will last from April 2019 to March 2020. It is aimed at supporting Ministries, Departments and Agencies in developing and building the human capital within communities.The project will also enhance the quality of service delivery and the standards established for this important cohort of individuals who operate within schools and communities.Senator Reid said the project fits neatly into his own vision for having Jamaica’s workforce trained and certified.Meanwhile, Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, said partnerships between his organisation and HEART Trust/NTA span its inception.Together, both agencies have collaborated to build community and training centres, he recalled.Mr. Sweeney noted that JSIF’s contribution to education is in excess of 40 per cent of total investments made over the last 23 years, and include support for building schools and sporting facilities and erecting fences.Since 2014, the ICDP has resulted in a total of 692 persons being trained.For his part, Chairman of the HEART Trust/NTA, Edward Gabbidon, described the partnership as “worthwhile,” as it will ensure that ancillary members are “fulfilled and focused and will be given a sense of worth.”“HEART has been investing in, and looking for partnerships of this sort and it is part of our mandate, because we cannot do it by ourselves. We are looking for those members in Government and in the private sector,” he said. The employed workforce is to be trained and certified, free of cost, under an up- skilling programme to be launched by the HEART Trust/NTA at the end of April, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. “We have been looking at the Indian model and they have developed a good one, which is called – Recognition of Prior Learning. I want the Jamaican workforce to be trained and certified,” the Minister emphasised. last_img read more

JUST Project Gets $81.9 Million

first_imgStory Highlights The project seeks to improve service delivery and the management capacity of justice-sector institutions; improve capacity of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to coordinate and streamline the process of developing legislation; and improve capacity of citizens and civil society organisations to participate in justice reform and promote public order. A sum of $81.9 million has been allocated for the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) project, as outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project seeks to improve service delivery and the management capacity of justice-sector institutions; improve capacity of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to coordinate and streamline the process of developing legislation; and improve capacity of citizens and civil society organisations to participate in justice reform and promote public order.For the 2018/19 financial year, the project is expected to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the justice sector, conduct training with Ministry of Justice staff involved in justice reform planning and implementation, introduce performance management systems within the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, review and amend rules and procedures for the Parish Courts, and develop rules and procedures for the Courts of Petty Session.So far, a prosecutors manual and standards of professional conduct have been developed, roles and functions of justices of the peace and lay magistrates have been reviewed, the communication system within the justice sector has been reviewed; and the Legislative Drafting Manual has been completed.In addition, the project has trained case progression officers and other court staff; and developed and implemented monitoring and coordination mechanisms for the justice sector, including justice reform subprojects and initiatives.The project is funded by the Government of Jamaica and Global Affairs Canada. A sum of $81.9 million has been allocated for the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) project, as outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. So far, a prosecutors manual and standards of professional conduct have been developed, roles and functions of justices of the peace and lay magistrates have been reviewed, the communication system within the justice sector has been reviewed; and the Legislative Drafting Manual has been completed.last_img read more

Chellomedia has agreed an output deal with MGM tha
Chellomedia has agreed an output deal with MGM tha

first_imgChellomedia has agreed an output deal with MGM that gives its Dutch movie channel Film1 a raft of new and library titles from the Hollywood studio.
The deal, which is already in effect, gives the premium movie channel titles including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The deal also covers the new James Bond movie Skyfall and a large chunk of the James Bond movie library.The movies will be shown on Film1’s linear channels and on Film1 On Demand, as part of a Film1 subscription. Film1 subscribers can also access the Film1 service on any IP device including the MGM movies.“Our exclusive partnership will enable Film1 subscribers in the Netherlands to experience all the great movies from the magical MGM library and MGM’s latest releases,’’ said Casper Keller, general manager Film1.  “We are constantly working on further enhancement of our high quality offerings. Earlier this year Film1 launched Film1 Series, which introduces the Dutch audience to popular international TV series, and Film1 Sundance, a combination of Sundance Channel’s strong independent offering and Film1’s own independent acquisitions.’’last_img read more