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  • Decadal-scale progression of Dansgaard-Oeschger warming events

    first_imgDuring the last glacial period, proxy records throughout the Northern Hemisphere document a succession of rapid millennial-scale warming events, called Dansgaard–Oeschger (DO) events. A range of different mechanisms has been proposed that can produce similar warming in model experiments; however, the progression and ultimate trigger of the events are still unknown. Because of their fast nature, the progression is challenging to reconstruct from paleoclimate data due to the limited temporal resolution achievable in many archives and cross-dating uncertainties between records. Here, we use new high-resolution multi-proxy records of sea-salt (derived from sea spray and sea ice over the North Atlantic) and terrestrial (derived from the central Asian deserts) aerosol concentrations over the period 10–60 ka from the North Greenland Ice Core Project (NGRIP) and North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) ice cores in conjunction with local precipitation and temperature proxies from the NGRIP ice core to investigate the progression of environmental changes at the onset of the warming events at annual to multi-annual resolution. Our results show on average a small lead of the changes in both local precipitation and terrestrial dust aerosol concentrations over the change in sea-salt aerosol concentrations and local temperature of approximately one decade. This suggests that, connected to the reinvigoration of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and the warming in the North Atlantic, both synoptic and hemispheric atmospheric circulation changes at the onset of the DO warming, affecting both the moisture transport to Greenland and the Asian monsoon systems. Taken at face value, this suggests that a collapse of the sea-ice cover may not have been the initial trigger for the DO warming.last_img read more

  • Rolls-Royce, DPA Title III invest in Pascagoula facility

    first_imgThe DPA Title III office has already agreed to invest $22 million for equipment, with Rolls-Royce making an additional investment for building improvements, supplemented with support from Jackson County and the state of Mississippi.  The Rolls-Royce Pascagoula project follows investment in a new 24,000-square-foot building at the company’s Walpole, MA, facility which further demonstrates both the company’s commitment to the naval business and the resilience of its wider Defense business despite difficult economic conditions. “This community partnership between the Defense Production Act Title III organization and Rolls-Royce, along with Mississippi and Jackson County officials, is a major success for all involved. Rolls-Royce will improve our capability to serve Navy shipbuilding; the Navy will benefit from our added capacity; and Jackson County will add new, highly skilled jobs and a secure future for local industry,” Daniel Rediger, Rolls-Royce, Head of Naval Operations, said. “This DPA Title III investment will protect and create jobs in the Gulf Coast region hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure critical capabilities are retained in support of U.S. Navy operational readiness,” the US Department of Defense said in a recent announcement. Rolls-Royce and the US Defense Production Act Title III office will invest millions of dollars to upgrade the company’s capability and capacity for US Navy ship propulsion components in its facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the engineering company said. As explained, the new investment will only strengthen the company’s ability to manufacture propellers and propulsor components for US Navy ships. Rolls-Royce will build a new 26,000-square-foot building, with new foundry and machining equipment provided by DPA Title III funding, which will support new jobs and workforce development. Naida Hakirevic Naval components manufactured by Rolls-Royce at Pascagoula include controllable-pitch propeller systems, fixed pitch propellers, and water jets. The components help power the majority of US Navy ships, including aircraft carriers, destroyers and other vessels. August 13, 2020, by View post tag: Pascagoula Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Rolls-Royce, DPA Title III invest in Pascagoula naval facility upgrade Industry news View post tag: Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce, DPA Title III invest in Pascagoula naval facility upgradelast_img read more

  • Greensky Bluegrass Announces Red Rocks Webcasts With Turkuaz & The California Honeydrops

    first_imgIt’s a big weekend for Greensky Bluegrass! The jamgrass favorites are heading to Colorado for a very special three-night run. On Friday, September 21st, the band will play an intimate show at The Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado. Then, over the weekend, the band will play the legendary Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. Support for the shows will come from The California Honeydrops on Saturday and Turkuaz on Sunday.If you can’t make the sold-out shows, nugs.tv is providing webcasts for both of Greensky’s shows at the Rocks. In addition to the headlining set, the webcast will feature both support slots as well. On Saturday, the webcast will begin at 9 pm ET and on Sunday, it will begin at 8 pm ET. To pre-order the shows, head to nugs.tv.last_img read more

  • Matthew Seadon-Young on Playing Gerry Goffin in London’s Beautiful & More

    first_img View Comments Matthew Seadon-Young’s London musical credits include Billy Elliot, Urinetown and Les Miserables and now the ebullient performer is playing the American lyricist (and onetime husband of Carole King) Gerry Goffin in Beautiful at the Aldwych Theatre. A relatively new recruit to a production heading into its third year in the West End, Seadon-Young took time recently to talk about the great American songbook, performing at the Oscars and what it’s like having an older brother who is in the exact same profession.How does it feel to be part of Beautiful in London?It feels good. I remember years ago being in the car with my mum listening to various tapes and one of them was “Take Good Care of My Baby” [written by King and Goffin] and thinking, “Those songs were just so big,” and now I get to live with them eight times a week.Did you know the show before you took over in it?The first time I saw it, I had a friend—Andy Coxon—who was understudying [songwriter] Barry Mann, and me and a bunch of friends came to support him. I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy the show all that much but came away thinking, “That was a very classy show and so well put together—what about trying to get me in for an audition!”Did you get one?It wasn’t available at the time. What later happened was that my brother, David, had gone in to audition for Beautiful, and then he got another job, so he couldn’t do it and I thought it might be worth going in myself. I found myself attracted to the part of Gerry—something about the story made me feel I was connected to him.Did it feel like a bit of a slow burn then as far as landing the role?A slow burn that got hot very quickly! The last few weeks all happened so quickly—all of a sudden, there I was on the Aldwych stage. Did you have any reservations about taking over a role originated by someone else?I’ve done [takeovers] a couple of times now, first with Les Miz and then with Billy Elliot, and there’s always that aspect of just retracing someone else’s footsteps and the various marks that you have to hit—the lighting cues and all that sort of thing. At the same time, I very much feel that the thoughts that get you there with any role are inevitably your own, so even though you may have seen another actor do the part, you’re still reaching the character’s thoughts and words for yourself. So, while there are some rules that you do have to follow, ultimately you have the freedom of your own discovery of the role and your own way into those thoughts. What is it like representing onstage someone who was very much alive until quite recently [Goffin died in June 2014]?My feeling about that is that I am not physically embodying Gerry as much as I am trying to help the audience understand what he was going through, so that they can empathize with his choices because it would be very easy to make Gerry unlikable simply because of some of the choices he made and the things that he said. I think I’m there to make the audience see that when Gerry says some of these things, he isn’t actually himself and he has these various issues. It’s about people knowing that he isn’t a bad guy, but, in fact, a good guy who made mistakes. Isn’t the challenge in the piece that Gerry has to be seen to move aside in order for Carole to shine? Absolutely but the point is that Carole’s journey wouldn’t be so good in this show without Gerry: he may get chucked aside at the end, but if that didn’t happen then we wouldn’t love Carole as much as we do. I think you need to see both characters and the journeys they take. Were you at all apprehensive only because you couldn’t check your performance against personal experience of the man himself?That’s true, but I feel like what I do is take the words I am given and try to be truthful to those words and to what the character’s going through. If you do the right sort of research for the issues Gerry was having—his nervous breakdown, for instance—then with any luck you are doing this human being justice. It’s about getting people to understand what Gerry was going through as opposed to trying to be like him or not to be like him. Did your predecessor, Alan Morrissey, offer any advice? Alan was lovely! As soon as it was announced that I was coming into the show at the end of November, he sent me something on social media saying, “If I can help with anything transition-wise, I’m more than happy to help. He also gave me a bottle of Gerry’s favorite whiskey and a Texas Hold’em poker set: there’s a brilliant scene in the show in Vermont where the four characters are playing poker, so that was a really nice thoughtful gift. He also sent me a lovely good luck card. I’d love it if he comes to watch the show, so we can talk about the character; maybe if he’s reading this, he will come see [Beautiful], and we can go for a drink.Was it fun performing at the Oscars in 2013?We were out there for eight days all told but I can’t say it was all that glamorous, unfortunately. What was great was that I got to tell [host] Seth [MacFarlane] how much I love him and I could do the crazy fan thing, and it was incredible to be there as part of the Les Miz segment and on a stage with Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne. [Brother] Dave was part of it as well, and if you look online there’s loads of footage of him standing right behind Eddie Redmayne!What is it like having a brother so near to you in age [the siblings are one school year apart] who is in the same profession? Well, it might not sound like it, but the last thing it is is competitive. We’re actually very different performers and have very different casting brackets. Six years ago, for instance, I went up for Les Miz as my first job out of college and I got it, and he missed out. It may sound like I’m bragging that I got the part and he didn’t, but since that time, the only other role we’ve both gone up for was Gerry, and that was at two separate times. When Assassins came up at the Menier, that was one of my favorite musicals of all time, but I couldn’t do it because I was in Urinetown on the West End, so Dave got the part and then while he was doing Assassins, I got a job in Sweeney Todd, which is one of his favorite musicals. So, he ended up being in one of my favorite shows just as I ended up in one of his. He’s coming up soon on the West End in An American in Paris.Have the two of you ever thought of appearing together in a show?There was something put out on Twitter nominating Dave and me to play the two leads in Side Show, but Dave didn’t know the show and phoned me up and said, “Could we play those roles?” and I said, “No, Dave, they’re female—it was a joke.” Are you both finding there’s enough work out there to go around?There seems to be, knock wood, but when I’m not working, I do construction work as a welder-fabricator helping build film sets, which is what my dad does: he was production coordinator on [the film of] Les Miz. It’s at moments like this that I want to thank Nigel, Sid and the boys because they are the guys I work with in construction, and whenever I finish a theater job I go back and work for them. It’s great, really, I couldn’t ask for more: when I get a job, they let me go off but they embrace me when I finish and come back to work with them. Cassidy Janson & Matthew Seadon-Young in ‘Beautiful'(Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenburg)last_img read more

  • Kid Victory’s Brandon Flynn Talks RuPaul’s Drag Race & More

    first_imgBrandon Flynn(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Related Shows View Comments Age: 23Hometown: Miami, FLCurrent Role: Kid Victory star Brandon Flynn plays Luke, who return home to his small hometown after a harrowing experience that results in an unlikely friendship.Stage & Screen Cred: Flynn makes his off-Broadway debut in Kid Victory. His other stage credits include Our Town, An Oresteia, Henry V, Acting is Believing and Ivona, Princess of Burgundia. On screen, he appeared in CBS’ BraindDead  and will be seen in Netflix’s upcoming series 13 Reasons Why on March 31.center_img Kid Victory Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017last_img read more

  • BRO-TV: The Magic of White Grass

    first_imgHaving never been to Canaan Valley, W.Va., before this trip, I must say this was a life-changing visit. There is something truly special, truly magical, about this place. Maybe it’s the sea of mountains, or maybe the quaint hole-in-the-wall shops and restaurants in town. But at the end of the day, I feel that the stunning landscape is merely the backdrop to the community that lives and breathes this wild and wonderful valley.Take my advice and put this one on your bucket list; you can knock off BRO Ultimate 100 adventure #19 by taking the weekend off and heading to White Grass Touring Center. Click here to read the article on White Grass in this month’s issue for more information on what else to do in the area.Soundtrack: Odessa//I Will Be ThereFeatured in February’s Trail Mix. Download the single on her iTunes account here.Thanks to the following for making this trip possible: Canaan Valley Resort, Timberline Four Seasons Resort, and the Tucker County Convention and Visitors Bureau.last_img read more

  • The Fed is set to take on a new challenge: climate change

    first_img“Federal Reserve supervisors expect banks to have systems in place that appropriately identify, measure, control, and monitor all of their material risks, which for many banks are likely to extend to climate risks,” the financial stability report said.Fed Governor Lael Brainard first brought up the need to address the issue just over a year ago.In a statement accompanying the report, she noted that “climate change poses important risks to financial stability.” The report cites price instability that could come from climate-driven weather events like tornadoes and floods that cause households and businesses to have too much debt relative to assets, forcing panic-selling. – Advertisement – The Federal Reserve is going green, and that could mean a substantial change for the way financial institutions have to prepare for the unexpected.In recent days, several central bank officials have spoken about the importance of taking climate change into effect when considering dangers posed to the system. Along with that, the Fed’s financial stability report, which usually talks about how economic and market forces could impact banks, insurance companies and other firms, mentioned climate for the first time.While none of the talk addressed anything the Fed might do specifically from a regulatory standpoint, the emphasis was clear on how important the issue has become.- Advertisement – Extinction Rebellion environmental activists protest around Bank Junction in the financial district on the 7th day of their ‘October Rising’ campaign on October 14, 2019 in London, England.Ollie Millington | Getty Images – Advertisement – “It is vitally important to move from the recognition that climate change poses significant financial stability risks to the stage where the quantitative implications of those risks are appropriately assessed and addressed,” added Brainard, who is believed to be a top contender for Treasury secretary in presumptive President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet.Fed Chairman Jerome Powell also addressed the issue recently, noting at his post-meeting news conference a week ago that “incorporating climate change into our thinking about financial regulation is relatively new, as you know. And we are very actively in the early stages of this, getting up to speed, working with our central bank colleagues and other colleagues around the world to try to think about how this can be part of our framework.”The Fed has requested membership in the Network for Greening the Financial System, a group of global central banks aimed at addressing the impact climate has on finance. Fed Vice Chairman Randal Quarles also addressed the issue this week, as did Kevin Stiroh, executive vice president at the New York Fed, who said in a speech that financial firms have “taken important steps” towards integrating climate change risks into their thinking though “this work is still in its early days.”‘A very big statement’How it all might impact policy and regulation at this point is unclear, but the move has pleased those who advocate for environmental reform.“We think this is a very big statement from the Federal Reserve,” said Steven Rothstein, managing director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets, a nonprofit focused on sustainability issues. “The Fed and other financial regulators need to address this not just because it’s important from a climate perspective, but because it is fundamental to the stability of our financial institutions.”As a practical matter, the Fed and other regulators could push institutions to disclose and measure climate risk in much the same way they do now through standard stress testing.Rothstein also said, for instance, that bank examiners should be trained to ask about climate risk. Banks and insurance companies should be aware of the various geographical risks they face, such as from floods or earthquakes, and prepare accordingly, he added.With Biden’s apparent ascent to the presidency and his focus on environmental issues, such as the Paris Agreement talks from which President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S., the focus on climate is even timelier, Rothstein said.“There are broader issues like returning to Paris and the significant infrastructure package that may occur early next year,” Rothstein said. “Until recently, the financial regulators in the United States haven’t been seen as real leaders in climate. That is different than what’s happening around the world.”A lot to take onThe foray into climate comes at a time when the Fed already has its hands full.In response to the coronavirus pandemic, officials this year rolled out and are administering the most aggressive package of monetary programs the institution has ever seen. In addition, the Fed recently announced a policy pivot on inflation that likely will keep interest rates anchored near zero for years.“If you’re talking about the impact of credit on climate change, I think the Fed is safe there. What they don’t want to do is go outside their boundaries, which is either monetary or bank supervision, and start to get into the policy aspect of this,” said Christopher Whalen, a former investment banker and head of Whalen Global Advisors. “I don’t think the Fed should let this distract them. They have many more important things to worry about.”Indeed, the extent to which the issue could cut against a broad swath of sectors and interested government entities is potentially enormous.“Core areas of focus – some of which of course span multiple agencies and the executive branch as well as central bank authorities — include a focus on disclosure, measurement, modeling and mitigation of climate risk in the financial system,” Krishna Guha, head of global policy and central bank strategy for Evercore ISI, said in a note.Still, with a pro-green Biden administration apparently on the way and continued pressure on the Fed, climate change likely will emerge as a significant job in the years ahead.“We give the Federal Reserve great credit for moving forward, for their leadership and understanding that climate is a systemic financial risk,” Rothstein said. “Without it, we could have dramatic losses much greater than what our country saw in the 2008 and 2009 subprime housing collapse. We hope that everyone of the financial regulators follows the lead that the Federal Reserve has just shown in declaring that climate is a financial risk.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

  • Petty’s music will live on for generations

    first_imgTom Petty meant so much to so many people, young and old, that it’s difficult to put into words. Genuine, honest, gifted and funny are just a few words that immediately come to mind.He genuinely loved all types of music, honestly loved his fans, was a gifted song writer and musician, and somehow maintained a great sense of humor throughout his long career.My favorite quote, to CNN is: “Music, as far as I have seen in the world so far, is the only real magic that I know. There is something really honest and clean and pure and it touches you in your heart.” Tom’s music touched our hearts for over 40 years and will continue to touch the hearts of generations to come.Virginia NewtonBurnt HillsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

  • 78 fugitives arrested so far in 2020: Attorney General

    first_img“We are shocked by the presence of a prosecutor [allegedly] involved in a bribery case in regard to handling a plea for [the acquittal] of Djoko Tjandra at the Supreme Court,” Herman said.The AGO is in hot water over its prosecutor’s alleged involvement in Djoko’s filing a case review request over his conviction in the high-profile graft case.Pinangki stood trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Wednesday on charges of money laundering and bribery after allegedly agreeing to accept bribes amounting to US$500,000 from Djoko for conspiring to secure an acquittal for him from the Supreme Court.House Commission III asked the AGO for further explanation regarding the case and for an assurance that the office would act objectively in handling the case. (syk)Topics : House Commission III chairman Herman Hery argued that the AGO, as a state institution authorized to enforce the law, should be more involved in upholding the rule of law, protecting the public interest and human rights and eradicating corruption.“In carrying out its duties, the AGO is in a strategic role in strengthening national resilience,” Herman said.Read also: Attorney General, former Supreme Court chief mentioned in indictment against PinangkiHerman pointed out the recent alleged assistance from prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari for graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra when the latter was on the run after his involvement in the Bank Bali corruption case. Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin has revealed that the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has arrested 78 fugitives so far this year through a program aptly called Tangkap Buronan (Catching Fugitives), or Tabur.“That is equivalent to an average 9 or 10 fugitives [arrested] per month,” Sanitiar said in a virtual meeting with lawmakers of House of Representatives Commission III, which oversees law enforcement, on Thursday, tempo.co reported.The AGO’s legal information center head, Hari Setiyono, said earlier that Tabur had been initiated by the office’s intelligence division, aiming at seizing fugitives with the status of suspects, defendants or convicts across the country.last_img read more

  • Lucas Torreira pictured in tears as Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f**k off’

    first_img Read More Skip Ad Advertisement Coming Next Advertisement Read More 1 min. story 1/1 Read More Video Settings Lucas Torreira pictured in tears as Granit Xhaka tells Arsenal fans to ‘f**k off’ Read More Top articles Read More Lucas Torreira was left in tears at the abuse Granit Xhaka was subjected to (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira broke down in tears at the abuse that team-mate Granit Xhaka sustained as he was substituted against Crystal Palace on Sunday.The Swiss midfielder was taken off on the hour-mark for Bukayo Saka as the Gunners looked to find a win against the Eagles, who had fought back from two goals down.But, instead of running off, Xhaka walked slowly to the sidelines and Arsenal fans began to jeer and boo the former Borussia Monchengladbach ace.Xhaka removed the captain’s armband and launched it towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he started to throw his hands up in the air before cupping his ears at the home support.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Arsenal are next in action against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday and it remains to be seen whether Xhaka will play and whether he will keep the armband.The midfielder was named as one of five captaincy options by Emery earlier this season and the armband could be passed on to Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette in his absence.MORE: Man Utd suffer huge blow as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provides Paul Pogba injury updatecenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro Full Screen PLAY / SPONSORED Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Amazingly, it got worse. The midfielder removed the Arsenal shirt and shouted ‘f**k off’ at his own supporters before heading straight down the tunnel.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnai Emery criticised Xhaka afterwards and confirmed that he will take a decision over whether the midfielder retains the armband.And it was clearly all too much for Torreira, who was pictured in tears on the sidelines as Xhaka bore the brunt of the home support’s anger. Skip Torreira was warming up as Xhaka was taken off (Picture: Getty) Torreira was emotional at the incident (Picture: Getty)The Uruguayan was an unused substitute during the 2-2 draw but club photographer Stuart MacFarlane tweeted after the game to confirm that the midfielder was left in tears at the incident. About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 7:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.1kShares Torreira was upset at the abuse his team-mate sustained (Picture: Getty)last_img read more