Mapping climate change in European temperature distributions

first_imgClimate change poses challenges for decision makers across society, not just in preparing for the climate of the future but even when planning for the climate of the present day. When making climate sensitive decisions, policy makers and adaptation planners would benefit from information on local scales and for user-specific quantiles (e.g. the hottest/coldest 5% of days) and thresholds (e.g. days above 28 ° C), not just mean changes. Here, we translate observations of weather into observations of climate change, providing maps of the changing shape of climatic temperature distributions across Europe since 1950. The provision of such information from observations is valuable to support decisions designed to be robust in today’s climate, while also providing data against which climate forecasting methods can be judged and interpreted. The general statement that the hottest summer days are warming faster than the coolest is made decision relevant by exposing how the regions of greatest warming are quantile and threshold dependent. In a band from Northern France to Denmark, where the response is greatest, the hottest days in the temperature distribution have seen changes of at least 2 ° C, over four times the global mean change over the same period. In winter the coldest nights are warming fastest, particularly in Scandinavia.last_img read more

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A new bathymetric compilation for the South Orkney Islands, Antarctic Peninsula (49°-39°W to 64°-59°S): insights into the glacial development of the continental shelf

first_imgWe present a new, high resolution (300 m) bathymetric grid of the continental shelf surrounding the South Orkney Islands, northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The new grid, derived from a compilation of marine echo-sounding data, improves previous regional bathymetric representations and helps to visualize the morphology of the shelf in unrivalled detail. The compilation forms important baseline information for a range of scientific applications and end users including oceanographers, glacial modelers, biologists, and geologists. In particular, due to the limited understanding of glacial history in this region, the bathymetry provides the first detailed insights into past glacial regimes. The continental shelf is dominated by seven glacially eroded troughs, marking the pathways of glacial outlets that once drained a former ice cap centered on the South Orkney Islands. During previous glacial periods, grounded ice extended to the shelf edge north of the islands. A large, ∼250 km long sediment depocenter, interpreted as a maximum former ice limit of one or more Cenozoic glaciations, suggests that ice was only grounded to the ∼300–350 m contour in the south. Hypsometric analyses support this interpretation, indicating that a significant proportion of the shelf has been unaffected by glacial erosion. Using these observations, we propose a preliminary ice cap reconstruction for maximum glaciation of the South Orkney plateau, suggesting an ice coverage of about ∼19,000 km2. The timing of maximum ice extent, number of past advances and pattern of subsequent deglaciation(s) remain uncertain and will require further targeted marine geological and geophysical investigations to resolve.last_img read more

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Complete genome of Planococcus rifietoensis M8T, a halotolerant and potentially plant growth promoting bacterium

first_imgPlanococcus rifietoensis M8T (=DSM 15069T = ATCC BAA-790T) is a halotolerant bacterium with potential plant growth promoting properties isolated from an algal mat collected from a sulfurous spring in Campania (Italy). This paper presents the first complete genome of P. rifietoensis M8T. Genes coding for various potentially plant growth promoting properties were identified within its genome.last_img

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Math Student Teacher Supervisor

first_imgDepartment SummaryThe department of Mathematics and Statistics at SJSU has 4undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs. In addition, wealso train students who are pursuing a single subject credential inMathematics.Brief Description of Duties• Candidate must be able to supervise student teachers.● Candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understandingthe needs of a student population of great diversity – in age,cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academicpreparation – through inclusive course materials, teachingstrategies and advisement.● All Faculty should be organizing their classes within the CanvasLearningManagement System (LMS), the official LMS provided for the SJSUcommunity. All classes at SJSU, whether online or not, must beanchored in the Canvas platform to ensure faculty-studentconnection in a common space as all students are directed to log into Canvas for online access to their classes. You will have accessto this system prior to the semester start date.Required Qualifications● An MA in mathematics education or education is required.● A California single subject teaching credential in Mathematics isrequired.● Local high school teaching experience is required.● Working knowledge of the requirements involved in studentteaching required for the credential program● Evidence of good oral and written communication skills.● Commitment to student learning and team performance arerequired.● Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity tothe educational goals of a multicultural population as might havebeen gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Conditional AppointmentPlease be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget andenrollment considerations and subject to order of assignmentprovisions in the collective bargaining agreement betweenCalifornia State University and California Faculty Association.These provisions state the “Order of Work,” or the order in whichavailable courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenureline faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.Salary Range – To commensurate with experience.Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents:• CV• Cover Letter• Statement of Teaching Philosophy• Statement of Expertise, including professional experience,courses you are qualified to teach• List of at least 3 ReferencesThis serves to create a pool of applicants for student teachersupervisor positions. We review applications on a rolling basis asteaching positions open up. Closing date is Nov 2, 2022.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed toincreasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines,students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic andgender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCaliforniaState University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State Universitystudents, faculty, and staff as well as University programs andactivities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants withdisabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José StateUniversity employees are considered mandated reporters under theCalifornia Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are requiredto comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: August 04, 2020 (2:30 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close:last_img read more

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Union Re-Poll in Turmoil

first_imgThe Union re-poll due to take place at the end of 2nd week following presidential candidate Krishna Omkar’s disqualification by an election tribunal has been plunged into turmoil after the Returning Officer received no valid nominations. The unprecedented situation has forced Alex Priest, the current Returning Officer, to issue an interpretation and ruling on how the Union will now proceed, as there are no rules specifically covering this outcome. In what appears to be an attempt to avoid suggestions of undemocratic handling of the elections, the Returning Officer’s ruling has gone contrary to what had been expected by those close to the Union and what had been reported in the press. The original tribunal hearing disqualified Krishna Omkar from last term’s overturned Union presidential election, and forbade him from running in any subsequent Union elections. The tribunal board directed that a re-poll for the position of President should be held, and laid down criteria for eligibility, namely that those eligible to run for President at the original election, except Krishna Omkar, would be eligible to run in the re-poll. Charlotte Fischer and Claire Hennessey, who was Secretary in Michaelmas, were both eligible to be nominated under the criteria. However, Fischer resigned from Standing Committee on Monday of 1st week, citing sexual harassment from committee members and “personal attacks”. As Cherwell24 has now learned, Hennessey has not stepped forward to run, leaving no nominations for election.In the absence of nominations, it was expected that current Librarian Ed Waldegrave would assume the presidency for Trinity Term, with the subsequent elevation of officers below him. However, the Returning Officer has instead directed that the re-poll be deemed to have not occurred, and so another poll will be held, with nominations closing Friday of 3rd week. To ensure a contested election, the eligibility criteria have been relaxed so that more candidates are able to be nominated. Cherwell24 is aware of at least six potentially eligible candidates. In the interpretation and ruling, the Returning Officer notes that, “The democratic election of Officers – especially that for the Office of President – is a fundamental principle which underpins all for which this Society stands.” He goes on to state that he believes that the ruling is in the “best interests of [the] Society and its members.” Sources close to the Union have told Cherwell24 that elements within the Union had “exerted extreme pressure” on the Returning Officer to avoid holding another poll and instead appoint Ed Waldegrave as President for Trinity Term. However, when contacted, the Returning Officer was unable to comment. It is, however, understood that the original tribunal and appellate board chairmen, as well as several other senior figures within the Union, were in favour of a democratic solution. Nominations for the poll open Friday of 2nd week and close 3pm Friday of 3rd week. Presidential elections for Michaelmas term are still scheduled to take place in 7th week this term.last_img read more

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Oxford’s dependence on EU funds revealed

first_img“I have no reason to assume this will not be the case.“In the future, the implications are serious. Despite reassurances that the UK government is committed to funding science, and indeed that the science budget is now protected in real terms, this does not match the experience of those of us working in fundamental ‘blue skies’ science.“A lot of funding is now being channelled through innovation and overseas development calls… So the reality is that the funding for basic blue skies science is diminishing and we are increasingly dependent on the ERC to provide this.“In terms of EU programmes, obviously it will be difficult to remain engaged at the same level without direct access to EU funding (we briefly experienced this following the Brexit vote when UK involvement became toxic due to fears it could jeopardise bids).“Collaboration is key to much of what we do, so withdrawal from EU programmes is a real issue. That said, we do manage to collaborate with programmes in the US and elsewhere through the Natural Environment Research Council and other funding, so while the situation will become significantly more challenging, this will not be the end to collaboration with the EU.”A spokesperson for Oxford University said: “The University has strong research collaborations and partnerships across the European Union which we are determined to maintain and build on.“It was encouraging to see December’s Phase I agreement state that the UK will continue to have full access to Horizon 2020 research funding until the closure of these programmes in 2020.“This means that our researchers will be able to continue to apply for European funding until the end of 2020.“However, the University is actively working for continued access to European research funding beyond 2020 and, more importantly, the free flow of knowledge and ideas that research partnerships can inspire.“We are therefore working towards a Brexit settlement which will allow the University to continue to participate in future EU Framework programmes and conduct world-class collaborative research; host European Research Council grants; co-ordinate and host collaborative European projects and infrastructures; recruit and retain the best staff regardless of nationality; and recruit the best students regardless of nationality.”The latest figures on British participation in Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme, showed that the University of Oxford receives the highest share of funding not just in the UK, but across the whole of the European Union.Commenting on the publication of the data, Oxford University’s Head of Brexit Strategy, Professor Alastair Buchan, said: “The European framework programmes have been vital to research at Oxford, and have helped establish the University as one of the very best in the world.“The benefit of this to the UK cannot be overestimated, and the current high standing of UK universities is undoubtedly at risk as a result of the UK leaving the European Union, whether our exit be hard or soft.” The European Union provides over half of the external research funding for several Oxford departments, Cherwell can exclusively reveal.The findings raise further concerns over the post-Brexit future of Oxford’s world-leading research, though the University stressed that they are “determined to maintain and build on” their European links.The data, obtained by a Freedom of Information request sent by Cherwell, showed that EU funding to University departments in 2016/17 had increased by more than eight per cent over two years.However, there was a wide disparity in different faculties’ reliance on European funds.The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics has the highest reliance on EU income. Over the last three financial years they received more than £1.5 million in EU funds, equivalent to 75 per cent of their external research income.In the social sciences, the Centre of Criminology’s figure was 53 per cent while the Department of Sociology’s totalled 43 per cent.Professor Melinda Mills, head of the Department of Sociology, told Cherwell: “The ERC has been essential to social science funding in the UK and Europe since we receive an almost equal amount as the other sciences. This is often not the case with national science foundations where the social sciences receive often less than 10%.”She continued: “It is our hope that the UK continues to participate in the next European framework programme and in particular allows the freedom of movement of academics to work at Oxford in these innovative projects.”The Department of Economics and the Department of Politics and International Relations had smaller but still significant figures, with 26 per cent and 14 per cent respectively.A spokesperson for the Department of Economics told Cherwell: “In the long-term, it is important for the Department of Economics, as for the University of Oxford as a whole, that agreement is reached on the UK’s continued participation in EU funding for research.” The humanities, too, are subject to large EU research funding. The figure for the Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty is almost 40 per cent while the History and English faculties’ budgets showed 34 and 24 per cent respectively.Science departments also show significant reliance on European funds. The sub-department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry’s EU income came to 42 percent of their external research income, with Organic Chemistry’s being 30 per cent and Chemical Biology 38 per cent.The Department of Physics received a particularly high amount of EU income. EU funding for Theoretical Physics amounted to 56 per cent of their external research funding, while Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics had an average of 31 per cent.The Department of Computer Science – which vice chancellor Louise Richardson described in 2016 as “the department most dependent on European Research Council funding” – received over £8 million from EU grants over the last three financial years. Meanwhile, the Mathematical Institute’s funding stood at 27 per cent of their external research funding.Despite these figures and the UK’s impending exit from the European Union, the tens of millions coming into Oxford departments from the EU are secure for now.According to EU and UK government officials’ joint report on the end of the first phase of Brexit negotiations, British participation in programmes funded under the EU’s research framework looks set to be supported until 2020.However, the future of the University’s research funding is less clear beyond that.Professor David Marshall, head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, which has secured millions from EU research funds over the last five years, told Cherwell: “The current grants should not be affected, assuming that the UK government keeps its promise to underwrite awards already made.last_img read more

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Beyond the comfort zone

first_imgRecently, I had the pleasure of being invited to visit Kingston & District Master Bakers and it made me realise that the majority of regional associations are no longer in existence.While we cannot go back in time, we have lost so much by not meeting regularly with fellow bakers; it is so good to know you are not alone and that almost everyone has the same problems as you do. After dinner, we had an enjoyable question and answer session. One of the questions asked of me was what I thought the future would hold for us.Well I think the future will be very good for us in the trade. Think about it! In the old days, any really good baker we had could leave us and start up on his own, sometimes in competition just around the corner. Now, it is almost impossible, as he would need at least £150,000 just to get started – and that is virtually nothing when you consider the cost of shop- fitting and bakery equipment.So we are in competition with the fast food outlets and we have – or at least should have – most of the advantages. We know our local market, we have complete control of our products and quality and can produce new products very quickly to take advantage of new trends.So why are some bakers not doing better? I think it is because they get into a comfort zone. They may well own their property and make a comfortable living and, quite reasonably, cannot see a good reason to change.Yet any business needs passion and commitment and that is very difficult to maintain, considering the long hours so many bakers work. My managing director Neville does all the work, so it is very easy for me to have enormous interest – and even ambition – for our company, although I must admit that, with so little talent, I never did a great deal of hands-on work – none in fact.However I really did think that, when I reached a certain age, my interest would wane, but it never has and I am as keen to learn today as I was 30 years ago. Even now, I cannot see why the British Confectioners’ Association elected Neville and not me – not that I am envious, just hurt, particularly now that Albert Waterfield knows I am a fellow craftsman!We old folks have to live vicariously on the news Neville brings back from meetings and all the good ideas he learns, particularly when he name-drops. Meanwhile, my wife Barbara and I sit at home watching Tom and Jerry cartoons.Getting older is difficult to deal with and Barbara says my memory is not what it was; so far this year, I’ve forgotten her birthday, our anniversary and who’s boss in the home.The only good thing I can say about old age is you only have to go through it once, although I’m not looking forward to graduation. One final piece of advice: always tell people you are 20 years older than you are, then they will always compliment you on how good you look for your age.last_img read more

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Cage The Elephant, Beck Release New “Night Running” Video [Watch]

first_imgIn April, Cage The Elephant released their fifth full-length studio album, Social Cues via RCA. As the follow-up to 2015’s Tell Me I’m Pretty and their 2017 live record, Unpeeled, the new collection of songs includes a reggae-lathered song, “Night Running”, a collaboration with fellow alt-rocker Beck.On Friday, Cage The Elephant released a new video for their collaborative “Night Running” tune with Beck. Directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, the music video stars Cage the Elephant’s Matt Schultz and Beck, while using old-school video technology and dated special effects to tell a sci-fi story.“For ‘Night Running,’ I wanted to create a realm where a super computer that hosts a simulation program that creates a series of artificial worlds,” Stratford explained in a press release. “While Beck would appear to live within the software as a master control, while Matt would be transported to different worlds and new identities leaving him to question what is real.”Watch Cage The Elephants new “Night Running” video featuring Beck below:Cage The Elephant ft. Beck – “Night Running”[Video: Cage The Elephant]Cage The Elephant and Beck are gearing up for a co-headlining summer tour, featuring Spoon and a variety of other special guests including Starcrawler, Wild Belle and Sunflower Bean.The Night Running Tour is set to hit a number of notable amphitheaters and more nationwide including George, WA’s The Gorge (7/13); Mountain View, CA’s Shoreline Amphitheater (7/16); Chicago, IL’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (7/31); Saratoga Springs, NY’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center (8/12); New York’s Forest Hills Stadium (8/17); and Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion(8/22); to name a few.For a full list of dates and venue-specific ticketing links, head here.Cage the Elephant and Beck 2019 “Night Running Tour” Dates:07/11 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^07/13 – George, WA @ The Gorge *^07/16 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater *^07/17 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater *^07/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Park Theater *^07/20 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^07/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *^07/23 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *^07/26 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater *#07/27 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion *#07/28 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *#07/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *#07/31 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *#08/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *#08/03 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater *#08/04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *#08/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *&08/12 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&08/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater *&08/15 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center *&08/16 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire *&08/17 – New York, NY at Forest Hill Stadium *08/20 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center *&08/21 – Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion *&08/22 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *&08/24 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&08/25 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion *&08/27 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&08/29 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&08/30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&* = w/ Spoon^ = w/ Starcrawler# = w/ Wild Belle& = w/ Sunflower BeanView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Shuttle company to offer new route from South Bend to Chicago airports

first_imgFollowing the news that Coach USA would end their Indiana Supersaver route, another company has announced the introduction of a bus line between Northwest Indiana and the two Chicago airports, according to a report by the Northwest Indiana Times.Royal Excursion, a bus service based in Mishawaka, markets itself as the “the leading charter bus and luxury transportation provider in the Midwest,” the Times said.The route will initially stop at the South Bend International Airport, the University of Notre Dame, Michigan City, Valparaiso, Griffith, Chicago Midway International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, but the article said Royal Excursion is hoping to include more of Indiana Supersaver’s stops — including Portage, Highland, Crestwood and more cities.The new route will roll out March 3. Royal Excursion plans to offer discounts to promote the new service — with $10 one-way and $20 round-trip ticket prices between March 3 and March 12. Tags: Airport Supersaver, Coach USA, Royal Excursionlast_img read more

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Watch Sydney Lucas & the Cast of Fun Home Try to Sell You a Funeral

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 View Comments Related Shows Fun Home Like formaldehyde? You’re in luck! Fun Home Tony nominee Sydney Lucas, Zell Steelle Morrow and Oscar Williams stopped by The View on May 28 to treat the audience with our favorite upbeat jingle for a funeral parlor: “Come to the Fun Home.” Before they bust out their moves, Michael Cerveris, also Tony-nominated for his performance, chatted with the hosts about why audiences are responding to the Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron musical. “They’re seeing themselves,” he explained. “Even though Alison [Bechdel]’s story is really specific to her life, there’s something universal about it.” Take a look at the interview and performance below, and catch Fun Home, based on Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name, at the Circle in the Square Theatre.last_img read more

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