Marine cold-air outbreaks in the North Atlantic: temporal distribution and associations with large-scale atmospheric circulation

first_imgThe spatial and temporal distributions of marine cold air outbreaks (MCAOs) over the northern North Atlantic have been investigated using re-analysis data for the period from 1958 to 2007. MCAOs are large-scale outbreaks of cold air over a relatively warm ocean surface. Such conditions are known to increase the severity of particular types of hazardous mesoscale weather phenomena. We used a simple index for identifying MCAOs: the vertical potential temperature gradient between the sea surface and 700 hPa. It was found that atmospheric temperature variability is considerably more important than the sea surface temperature variability in governing both the seasonal and the inter-annual variability of MCAOs. Furthermore, a composite analysis revealed that a few well-defined and robust synoptic patterns are evident during MCAOs in winter. Over the Labrador and Irminger Seas the MCAO index was found to have a correlation of 0.70 with the North Atlantic Oscillation index, while over the Barents Sea a negative correlation of 0.42 was found.last_img read more

Vietnamese Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgApplicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument The Institution Job Posting TitleVietnamese Adjunct Assistant Professor How and where to apply Posting NumberF00175P All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form - – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree 1. Have a master’s degree in the language being taught ORBachelor’s in the language being taught AND Master’s in anotherlanguage or linguistics; OR, hold a California Community CollegeInstructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, theequivalent.*2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academicsocioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexualorientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,including those with physical or learning disabilities as itrelates to differences in learning styles.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Conditions Assignment Responsibilities General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Total Hrs per Week/Day Department Location Special Requirements Physical Demands Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation5. Letter of Interest**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Posting Detailscenter_img Minimum Qualifications Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Closing Date Beginning and/or Ending Dates Open ContinuouslyYes Quicklink Work YearN/A Work Schedule Posting Date SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedules Application Instructions Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight ofthe posting closing date. The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Position Summarylast_img read more

6th Annual Walk for the Wounded Set for Saturday

first_img2013 Walk for the Wounded on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ.Ocean City Home Bank and Operation First Response — a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to injured soldiers and their families — will present the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday (Sept. 27).Walk for the Wounded aims to bring attention to the tens of thousands of returning soldiers who are wounded and whose families continue to face both financial, and emotional challenges while they do what they can to support their loved ones’ recoveries. The Walk raises funds to meet the critical needs of these families.Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier on Mooryln Terrace and the Boardwalk. Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and the three-mile walk will commence at 10 a.m.__________For more information and to learn how to make pledges to the event, visit www.walkforthewounded.org__________Special guest will be Phil Martelli, head coach of St. Joseph’s University basketball team. There will be music by Tidal Wave band. Raise $50 and receive a long-sleeved shirt.Each year this event is sponsored by individual pledges as well as several generous sponsorships.For the sixth straight year, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier will be offering wristbands to each child who raises $10 or more for the walk. The wristbands allow children to enjoy the rides beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the walk.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

BIE showing in style

first_imgVisitors to the Baking Industry Exhibition 2008 (BIE) not only had access to 120 exhibitors, but could also take advantage of a range of innovative features.The latest equipment and machinery was showcased at a fully-functioning demonstration bakery, which churned out a variety of products from doughnuts to muffins during the four days of BIE.The show, held at Birmingham’s NEC, included a Bake-Off section with plenty of products for bakers to sample. Weary visitors could also take a seat at the demonstration theatre, where top bakers including Dan Lepard, Wayne Caddy and Richard Bertinet gave expert masterclasses. Meanwhile, teams of students battled it out in California Raisins’ Future Baker of the Year Competition.And those with time left after browsing around BIE could visit the other shows held across eight interconnecting halls under the collective title Food & Drink World.The next three pages focus on the highlights of the BIE 2008.Bo Sander, exhibitor, key export account manager, Valsemøllen”This is the first time we’ve exhibited in the UK – we want to show the bakers the products we have from Denmark, especially what we can do around wholegrain and organic, and show with our 100% mixes, concentrates and improvers that wholegrain can be as important here as in Denmark.André Sarafilovic, visitor, Wm Stephens Bakery”With a bakery to equip, I’m looking for depositing and other equipment. I’m impressed by the show, but I do think families should be allowed.”Niall Irwin, visitor, Irwins Bakery, Portadown”If exhibitors and organisers are forward-thinking enough to put on a show, the industry should support it. There are some good, clever products here.”Simon Solway, exhibitor, Unifine Dohler”The show is very good. We have already signed up for the next one. We launched a new range of natural flavours. If we had to send samples out to everyone, it would be tricky.”Christine Freeman, visitor, Dunns (Bakery) of Crouch End”The show is good, we are here for two days and there is plenty to see, but they should allow families in, especially on a Sunday, which is the only family day for many bakers.”Shaun Hughes, exhibitor, Clearbake”We’ve had an impressive level of interest and, importantly, good quality. We’ve had enquiries from people from Australia, Cyprus and Sri Lanka.”Lawrence Watson, exhibitor, Bowmans Milling, VIP lounge”This is a new concept for us; it has worked very well. The valet parking has been very good and we are delighted with the quality of visitors to the lounge.last_img read more

Muffins favoured as top treat

first_imgConsumers are more likely to choose a double chocolate or chocolate chip muffin with a cup of coffee, according to new research by Dawn Foods.To mark the first UK Coffee Week, which took place from 4-10 April, the bakery manufacturer took to the streets to discover what consumers’ favourite treat was.It found that the top choice was a muffin, with over half those polled voting for a double chocolate or chocolate chip variety, with the blueberry muffin coming in next, at 25% of the muffin vote.Cake was chosen as the perfect coffee accompaniment by 20%, while 29% preferred cookies. Shortbread and flapjacks only picked up 1% and 3% of the votes respectively.“As a sponsor of UK Coffee Week, we thought it would be a good idea to find out what people like to have with their coffee,” explained Dawn Foods marketing manager Jacqui Passmore.“Coffee and a muffin is the perfect combination and the poll illustrates just how popular this is. It’s also interesting to see how mainstream muffins and cookies have become, in comparison with more traditional treats.”last_img read more

Press release: Change of Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria

first_img 2009 to 2012 Ministry of Justice, Director, Human Rights and International 2014 to present Harare, Her Majesty’s Ambassador 1995 to 1996 Cranfield University, MBA Course 2013 to 2014 FCO, various specialised projects including in Crisis Management Department, and as additional Deputy Head of Mission in Moscow Further information For journalists 2005 to 2006 DFID, Head, International Division Advisory Department Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn 2000 DFID, Globalisation White paper team 1986 to 1989 Botswana, Planning Office in Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications 2012 to 2013 Helmand, Head of Mission and NATO and UK senior civilian representative 2001 to 2005 Cabinet Office, Deputy Director, Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebookcenter_img 1990 to 1991 ODA, Assistant Economist, British Development Division East Africa Media enquiries 1994 to 1995 DFID, Economic Adviser, Latin America, Caribbean and Atlantic Department 1993 to 1994 UN Mission in Somalia, Head, UN Development Office 1999 to 2000 DFID, Head, Eastern Europe, Western Hemisphere Policy Department 1996 to 1998 DFID, Team Leader, European Union and International Economics Policy Department Ms Catriona Laing CB has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in succession to Mr Paul Arkwright who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Ms Laing will take up her appointment in November 2018.Curriculum VitaeFull name: Catriona Wendy Campbell LaingMarried to: Clive David Nicholas BatesChildren: One daughter 1989 to 1990 ODA, Assistant Economist, West Africa Department Email [email protected] 2006 to 2009 Khartoum, Head, Department for International Development (DFID) 1992 to 1993 Overseas Development Administration (ODA), Economic Adviser, Aid Policy Departmentlast_img read more

Adaptability key to success of cohort studies

first_img Read Full Story With federal research dollars declining, investigators must think of creative and flexible ways to keep their long-running cohort studies running and funded, said Bruce M. Psaty, professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Washington, at the 158th Cutter Lecture on Preventive Medicine at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) on December 5, 2013. Some of the ways he mentioned included being more willing to share data and seeking out new collaborations.Cohort studies follow and compare groups of people generally for years, tracking disease risk factors, health outcomes, and other factors (such as smoking habits or diet). Psaty, who has served as principal investigator of many large epidemiological studies, shared his recent experience successfully overcoming federal funding challenges as an investigator with the Cardiovascular Health Study.The long-running study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, has tracked cardiovascular risk factors in people age 65 and over since 1988, producing 1,000 papers and 200 ancillary studies.“Adaptation is a way to keep the cohort alive, vital, and functioning,” Psaty said in his talk, “Cardiovascular Cohort Studies in Times of Big Data and Financial Austerity: The Cardiovascular Health Study as One Model.” Sharing data and collaborating with new investigators can help keep these studies thriving during challenging economic times, he said. “Take small steps and be crafty along the way.”last_img read more

Mission-Critical Meets All-Flash

first_imgIT organizations are modernizing their data centers at an accelerated rate. The newly engineered VMAX All Flash storage family that we announced today combines the trusted data services and enterprise scale of VMAX with the performance and density of high-capacity flash drives. The result is a proven platform capable of delivering new levels of scale and performance to help modernize IT more quickly and with lessrisk.It has been an extremely exciting time for the VMAX team as we worked to get this product available for our users’ data centers. There has been a buzz in the air, not just because engineers like to work on cool technology and innovation, but because the entire team is jazzed and confident they have built a platform for our users that can help transform their IT infrastructures and radically improve the way they manage and support their most-critical applications.So why VMAX All Flash? It’s because we truly believe that the combination of all- flash technology with the enterprise capabilities of VMAX is a critical success factor for the modern data center. Almost every CIO we meet who is responsible for large-scale enterprise environments has a common set of criteria for systems that support their critical applications. These include:Supporting an extensive ecosystem to provide a common, standardized way of delivering storage services for a range of platform, OS, hypervisor, and application types.Delivering management, automation, and simplicity at enterprise scale to abstract the underlying technology to eliminate manual administration and lower operational costs.Providing massive consolidation and efficiencies with flash technology to enable predictability, scale, and control for service provider and large enterprise requirements.Enable rock-solid replication and integrated backup data services to protect mission-critical apps, maintain “always on” data availability, and avoid disasters.VMAX All Flash meets this checklist in a way that no other product in the industry can. Building on customer expectations of VMAX as the most trusted array on the planet, VMAX All Flash is a major leap forward in delivering the capabilities of the modern data center.We are proud of the team and the innovation they have put into this platform. We are also thankful to our users who have placed their trust in VMAX to manage some of the world’s most-critical apps, a responsibility everyone on the team thinks about every day. And we are excited for the future, as we aim to deliver even more innovation and greater business value, without compromising the reasons why VMAX remains at the heart of the modern data center.last_img read more

Suspect in 1972 Murder Dies in Apparent Suicide Hours Before Conviction

first_imgA man who eluded homicide investigators in Washington State for nearly 50 years — until a DNA match on a coffee cup cracked the cold case — died in an apparent suicide on Monday just hours before a jury convicted him of murder, the authorities said. The man, Terrence Miller, 78, was charged last year with killing Jody Loomis in 1972 in Snohomish County, which is about 20 miles north of Seattle. – Advertisement – Just before 10 a.m. on Monday, sheriff’s deputies in Edmonds, Wash., responded to a report of a suicide and found what they believed to be Mr. Miller’s body, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. Mr. Miller had been out on bond, and a family member reported the suicide, the sheriff’s office said. About three hours later, in Snohomish County Superior Court, a jury that had been hearing the case against Mr. Miller for two weeks convicted him of the murder of Ms. Loomis. The judge in the case announced in court that Mr. Miller had died, a local radio station reported. A final determination on Mr. Miller’s cause of death won’t be made until at least Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the county medical examiner wrote in an email on Monday night. When two undercover detectives visited a ceramics business that Mr. Miller ran with his wife out of their garage in November 2018, they noticed a nearly seven-month-old newspaper on a table with a headline about an arrest made in another cold case in Snohomish County, the affidavit said. That case involved the double murder of a young couple from British Columbia in 1987, which led to the conviction of William Talbot II.“The presence of the newspaper seemed, at best, an odd coincidence,” the affidavit said. “A fair inference could also be drawn that the defendant was keeping track of the techniques that law enforcement was using to solve cold cases.” Genetic genealogy has been instrumental in identifying more than 40 suspects in languishing cold cases, most notably the so-called Golden State Killer in California. It also led to a double-murder conviction in another high-profile case in the same Pacific Northwest county where Ms. Loomis was killed. – Advertisement – Ms. Loomis, 20, had been riding her bike to visit her horse at a nearby stable when she was sexually assaulted and then shot in the head with a .22-caliber gun, according to a probable cause affidavit.Investigators used genetic genealogy, a process that involved crosschecking DNA evidence — taken from a hiking boot worn by Ms. Loomis — with ancestry records to connect Mr. Miller to the unsolved murder. They did not know each other, the authorities said. center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Terrance Miller in a photograph believed to have been taken around the time Ms. Loomis was murdered.Credit…Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office For decades, the killing of Ms. Loomis had stumped investigators. A couple who had gone out target shooting discovered her partially nude body off a secluded dirt road near Bothell, Wash, on Aug. 23, 1972. Semen was recovered from Ms. Loomis’s body and from a “waffle stomper” hiking boot that she had been wearing at the time and had borrowed from her sister. In 2008, the samples were sent to the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory for DNA testing, but they did not return a match. The breakthrough in the case came in 2018 when investigators, working with Parabon NanoLabs, were able to put together a family tree of possible suspects based on the semen sample found on the heel of the victim’s hiking boot. The company uses DNA to help law enforcement agencies find genetic matches.That’s when investigators began their surveillance of Mr. Miller, whom they followed to a nearby casino and from whom they retrieved a coffee cup that he had thrown in the garbage, the probable cause affidavit said. The DNA sample was an exact match to the semen found on Ms. Loomis’s boot, the affidavit said. He was arrested in April 2019 and charged with first-degree murder.Both of Ms. Loomis’s parents are deceased, and her sister could not be immediately reached for comment on Monday night. Laura Martin, the public defender for Mr. Miller, contested the integrity of the DNA evidence in an email to The New York Times on Monday night.“Death seemed preferable to letting a jury decide a verdict on tainted evidence,” Ms. Martin wrote. “This is a terrible tragedy that began with Jody Loomis’s death and is compounded by an innocent man taking his own life.”last_img read more

Mexico says 1,200 citizens died in US from coronavirus

first_imgRemittances sent home from Mexicans living abroad is an important source of income for many people.Those coming from the US dropped 2.6 percent in April compared to the same month in 2019, having reached a record of more than $4 billion in March 2020.Some 12 million people born in Mexico live in the US, as well as another 26 million second or third generation Mexicans.Mexico, a country of 127 million, had recorded more than 120,000 coronavirus cases by Monday and over 14,000 deaths, making it one of the worst hit countries in Latin America. Topics : More 1,200 Mexicans have died of the novel coronavirus in the United States, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday, adding that another 12 citizens around the world have also fallen victim to the deadly virus.Ebrard said more than half of the US deaths were in New York, while five of the worldwide deaths happened in Canada.As borders all over the world were closed due to the pandemic, Mexico repatriated more than 14,600 people, including almost 4,000 from Europe, Ebrard said.last_img read more