The representation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) in the fifth Coupled Models Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) is generally improved over CMIP3. The range of modeled transports in the historical (1976–2006) scenario is reduced (90–264 Sv) compared with CMIP3 (33–337 Sv) with a mean of 155 ± 51 Sv. The large intermodel range is associated with significant differences in the ACC density structure. The ACC position is accurately represented at most longitudes, with a small (1.27°) standard deviation in mean latitude. The westerly wind jet driving the ACC is biased too strong and too far north on average. Unlike CMIP3 there is no correlation between modeled ACC latitude and the position of the westerly wind jet. Under future climate forcing scenarios (2070–2099 mean) the modeled ACC transport changes by between −26 to +17 Sv and the ACC shifts polewards (equatorwards) in models where the transport increases (decreases). There is no significant correlation between the ACC position change and that of the westerly wind jet, which shifts polewards and strengthens. The subtropical gyres strengthen and expand southwards, while the change in subpolar gyre area varies between models. An increase in subpolar gyre area corresponds with a decreases in ACC transport and an equatorward shift in the ACC position, and vice versa for a contraction of the gyre area. There is a general decrease in density in the upper 1000 m, particularly equatorwards of the ACC core.
Robert Lovell Tags: NBA/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz/Utah Jazz Meet The Team Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Utah Jazz will host their “Meet The Team” event tomorrow at Vivint Smart Home Arena.The event is free to the public and will feature shooting games between the players.Jazz center Rudy Gobert will receive his Defensive Player of the Year trophy from last season.The preseason tips off on Saturday against the Adelaide 36ers, a pro team from Australia. October 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jazz To Host Meet The Team Event Tomorrow
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSam Merrill made 6 of 10 3-pointers and scored 32 points with five assists and Utah State held off Colorado State 75-72 to sweep the season series against the Rams.Neemias Queta scored 14 points with 10 boards for the Aggies (20-7, 9-5), who outscored the Rams 14-7 on fast breaks. Diogo Brito added 11 points.Isaiah Stevens scored 19 points and made seven assists and Nico Carvacho added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (17-9, 8-5), whose only loss in their last nine outings was 77-61 on January 25 against Utah State. David Roddy and Thistlewood added nine points apiece. Associated Press Written by February 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Merrill scores 32 to lift Utah St. over Colorado St. 75-72 Tags: Mountain West/Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketball
OCEAN CITY- Prime Events All Star Saturday will be held at Ocean City High School on Saturday with top seniors from the Cape-Atlantic League facing off in the final two basketball games of four that celebrate the present and future of the CAL.The two high school games, starting at 4:30pm, will match the best CAL seniors. The all star teams were selected based on the all star voting of the league’s coaches.In the Ocean City Home Bank Dixie Howell Memorial Boys Game, St. Augustine’s Paul Rodio and Dan Williams of Mainland will coach one team, Atlantic City’s Gene Allen and Wildwood Catholic’s Dave DeWeese will coach the other.In the Just Four Wheels Girls Game, Middle Township’s John Leahy and Millville’s Jason Kessler will coach one team, Ocean City’s Paul Baruffi and Holy Spirit’s Dennis Smith the other.The coaches are determined by which teams go the furthest in the CAL Tournament.At halftime of the girls game there will be a three-point shooting contest. Before the boys game, the boys will compete in a three-point shootout. Then, at halftime of the boys game, the girls and boys three-point champions will go head-to-head.The three-point contests are the Beth Hartman Memorial Shootouts and each winner will receive a college scholarship from the Hartman family.During the two high school games, the 23rd annual Boo Pergament Memorial Awards will be presented to the CAL’s most improved players co-sponsored by William Schoppy Inc.The day starts at 1pm with two games featuring middle school girls and boys from the CAL area. At halftime of each grade school game there will be a foul-shooting contest.The grade school games are sponsored by At The Top Basketball Camps. Complete rosters are available online at PrimeEvents.net.The MVP in the high school boys game will receive the Dave Lewis Memorial MVP Award.Sponsors for the event include the City of Ocean City, Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Thomas H. Heist Insurance, the Ocean City PBA, Ocean City Free Public Library, Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer, Ocean City Aquatic & Fitness Center and the Ocean City FMBA.Admission is $6 for the day with portions of the proceeds going to the Edythe T. Selvagn Memorial Scholarship Fund.Results and records from previous All Star Saturdays and other CAL all star basketball events back into the 1980s are also available at PrimeEvents.net.The rosters, below, are subject to change by game time.BOYS – TEAM RODIOJack Bergman, MainlandWalt Harvey, St. AugustineDrew Hickman, Egg Harbor TownshipJalen Hudgins, Middle TownshipAustin Kennedy, St. AugustineJohn Mairone, MainlandMalik Morgan, PleasantvilleBrandon Savitch, MainlandZach Thomas, Middle Township GIRLS – TEAM BARUFFIAysiah Cintron, BuenaRosalia Daddi, Ocean CityNosaja Echevarria, VinelandHaley Elias, Atlantic TechSadie Ford, Ocean CityAyanna Jones, Holy SpiritPhilicia London, Cape May TechMarissa McGaffney, Lower Cape MayAriyanna Wilkes, Holy Spirit BOYS – TEAM ALLENJ.D. DiRenzo, St. JosephAndrew Donoghue, Ocean CityRon Gaskins, St. JosephZyare Griffin, Atlantic TechLuciano Keyes, Ocean CityRyan Legler, Wildwood CatholicZione Montague, Atlantic CityDrew Roach, Cape May TechBrian Townsel, Absegami GIRLS – TEAM LEAHYJulia Dolan, AbsegamiJenna Herlihy, Middle TownshipAllison Hunter, Middle TownshipCraigreonna Jones, MillvilleCaroline Kelley, AbsegamiMary Kate McLaughlin, St. JosephLauren Moretti, Wildwood CatholicOlivia Nelson, Middle TownshipBridget Ruskey, Middle Township
Mainers will go to the polls Tuesday, voting on a transportation bond package and a constitutional amendment that would provide voters with physical disabilities an alternate method of signing petitions. In Farmington, residents will also cast ballots on the purchase of a new fire engine.All poll locations and hours of operation can be found at the bottom of this post.Statewide Ballot QuestionsQuestion 1 is a bond issue, asking if voters if they want to borrow money to fund transportation-related improvements: state highways, bridges, a wharf in Portland and a program that would help municipalities install culverts. The wording will appear on the ballot like this:Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit and ports and make other transportation investments, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds?If approved, Question 1 would authorize a bond issue that would raise $105 million. The biggest portion, $85 million, would provide funding to Maine Department of Transportation to improve or construct state highways and bridges. MDOT would also receive another $15 million to fund a wide range of transportation improvements: freight and passenger railroads, ports and marine transportation, aviation, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements that “preserve public safety or otherwise have demonstrated high transportation value including property acquisition.”Another $4 million would fund a Maine Department of Environmental Protection grant program that matches local money to improve municipal culverts at stream crossings. The new culverts would need to either allow participating communities to address flooding or aid in the restoration of fish habitats.Finally, $1 million would be distributed by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, for the purpose of renovating a wharf and bulkhead at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. Those improvements would support marine research and commercial fishing vessels.Assuming 5 percent interest over a 10-year period, the $105 million in principal would garner $28.9 million in interest.Question 2 is a constitutional amendment, meaning it was passed by two-thirds of the Legislature prior to appearing on the warrant. Approving this question would add the associated amendment to the state constitution. The wording of Question 2, as it appears on the ballot, is this:Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to allow persons with disabilities to sign petitions in an alternative manner as authorized by the Legislature? This amendment would add an option for “persons with physical disabilities that prevent them from signing their own names,” allowing them an alternative way to sign state petitions for citizens’ initiatives and/or people’s vetoes.That alternative method is already spelled out in Title 21-A, section 153-A of the Maine Revised Statutes: Maine voters that are unable to sign their name may currently use signature stamps or an authorized Maine-registered voter to sign on their behalf when in their presence for voter registration applications, party enrollment forms, candidate nomination petitions and Clean Election Act forms. The Constitution of Maine specifically mandates the collection of “original signatures of the petitioners” for citizens’ initiatives and people’s vetoes, currently disallowing similar practices on those documents.If enacted, the amendment would change the Constitution of Maine to allow physically-disabled voters incapable of signing their names to utilize the above methods on citizens’ initiatives and people’s vetoes. A ‘yes’ vote enacts the amendment, while a ‘no’ vote rejects it.Farmington Ballot QuestionA $500,000 bond for a new fire truck will appear on the ballots of Farmington voters. Over the 10-year life of the proposed bond, the town would pay the principal plus roughly $82,000 in interest. If approved, that bond would raise funds to augment $300,000 out of the department’s reserve account to purchase a truck to replace Engine 1. That 2002 pumper truck has significant corrosion and electrical issues.The department received a price quote of roughly $800,000 from Pierce Manufacturing. The estimated delivery time for the truck is roughly a year.Polling locations and times [Note: All polls close at 8 p.m.]AVON – municipal building at 1116 Rangeley Road – opens at 8 a.m.CARRABASSETT VALLEY – town office at 1001 Carriage Road – opens at 8 a.mCARTHAGE – town office at 703A Carthage Road – opens at 8 a.m.CHESTERVILLE – town office at 409 Dutch Gap Road – opens at 8 a.m.COPLIN PLANTATION (& Wyman Twp) – town office at 8 School Street – opens at 10 a.m.DALLAS PLANTATION – townhouse at 436 Dallas Hill Road – opens at 10 a.m.EUSTIS – town office at 88 Main Street – opens at 8 a.m.FARMINGTON – community center at 127 Middle Street – opens at 8 a.m.INDUSTRY – town office at 1033 Industry Road – opens at 8 a.m.JAY – community building at 13 Community Drive – opens at 8 a.m.KINGFIELD – Webster Hall at 38 School Street – open at 8 a.m.NEW SHARON – Masonic Lodge, Franklin Lodge #123, 46 Mercer Road (US Route 2), New Sharon – open at 8 a.m.NEW VINEYARD – Smith Memorial Hall at 1680 New Vineyard Road – opens at 8 a.m.PHILLIPS (& Madrid) – Phillips Primary School at 15 Russell Street – opens at 8 a.m.RANGELEY – town office at 15 School Street – opens at 8 a.m.RANGELEY PLANTATION – School House at 393 South Shore Drive – opens at 10 a.m.SANDY RIVER PLANTATION – town office at 33 Town Hall Road – opens at 10 a.m.STRONG (& Freeman) – Forster Memorial Building at 14 South Main – opens at 8 a.m.TEMPLE – town hall at 258 Temple Road – opens at 8 a.m.WELD – multi-purpose room at 23 Mill Street – opens at 10 a.m.WILTON – municipal building at 158 Weld Road – opens at 8 a.m.
Back in July, moe. had surprising news for fans with the announcement that the group would be going on an indefinite hiatus following bassist Rob Derhak‘s diagnosis with oropharyngeal cancer. After performing their remaining shows together in July, Derhak began his cancer treatment in early August. Following the announcement of the diagnosis, the larger jam community banned together around the bassist in support, with fans starting a fundraiser to cover some of Derhak’s medical expenses. While moe. did perform at LOCKN’ this year for their scheduled phil.moe set with Phil Lesh, his bandmates made sure that their bassist would be there in spirit, equipping a tiny robot with a GoPro so that Derhak could check out the action onstage during the highly anticipated set from the comfort of his own home.While On Leave, moe. Bassist Rob Derhak Attended LOCKN’ Via This Tiny rob.otToday, Rob has shared an update on his health as he hits the midway point of his chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Happily, the moe. bassist notes, “I’m feeling pretty good all in all, and they say I’m looking really good for someone at this point.” During his update post on Facebook, he also took the time to thank his wife and brother in addition to the support of friends and his larger Famoe.ly. We love you, Rob, and can’t wait to see you back on the stage! Hi Friends,I’m on my way to Boston for my daily radiation treatment. I thought I’d give you an update on how things are going. This week marked the midway point for Chemo and Radiation. I’m feeling pretty good all in all, and they say I’m looking really good for someone at this point. The travel is a pain, but I’ve have great support driving me down. Major props to my wife Becca, Brother John, friend Edie.I can’t say thank you enough to all of the support and help from my family, friends, and Famoe.ly. I love all you guys and am grateful that you are part of my life. I’ll be better soon, and as soon as I’m able, I’ll be back on stage performing for all you guys!Thanks,Robert Derhak
Catholic writer Dan Mattson spoke Monday on his struggle to reconcile his sexual identity with his faith. The talk was hosted by Students for Child-Oriented Policy and the “Irish Rover.” The first 30 attendees to the event received free copies of Mattson’s book, “Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace.”Mattson is a professional orchestral trombone player, currently performing as the assistant principal trombone at Grand Rapids Symphony. He began his speech by saying that Catholic doctrine on sexuality drew him to the Church.“I am actually somebody, believe it or not, who came into the Catholic Church because of the Church’s teachings on sexuality and homosexuality,” he said. “People like me actually exist. We may be considered an anomaly, but I have come to realize that the Church loves me more than anyone else, and the gift that she gives to me is to constant remind me how beloved I am by God. Part of that is telling me how I’m going to live my life, and to guide me on the path of fulfillment.”The talk was told in the context of Mattson’s own life and journey. He described his upbringing in a family that had left the Catholic Church to become Protestant, and his first discovery of his attraction to other men at the age of six. Despite this and his later addiction to pornography, Mattson said that he loved and trusted in God throughout his childhood and adolescence.“I believed that He wanted me to be happy, in this life or the next, and that His plans to ‘prosper me and not to harm me’ were the plans that I wanted,” he said. “And what were the plans I wanted? I expected and hoped that I would be married and have a wife and family. That was my limited vision of human happiness.”Mattson talked about struggling with the issue of God as a young adult and his investigation of “revisionist gay theology,” and finally his decision to meet and have sex with a man whom he had been talking to online.“I thought I’m finally finding liberty,” he said. “This is true freedom. This is it. But it seemed empty and unfulfilling. I was plucking the forbidden fruit.”After this said, Mattson said he sought out and began a relationship with “a very good man,” whom he dated for about a year.“I’ll be honest, I was happy. No doubt I was happier than I’d been in a long time,” he said. “Many people have a strange notion that if you’re living outside of Church teachings, you’re not going to be happy. I was happy, on a certain level … but where we were wrong was when we were having sex together. We were using each other in that moment. It felt like love, it seemed like love, but it wasn’t. It was mutual use of each other, which is anything we do outside of God’s plan for human sexuality.”He broke off this relationships on good terms with his partner to pursue a long-term relationship with a woman with whom he became “madly in love” with. However, this relationship also ended and left him “devastated.” His godparents, after learning about Mattson’s writings on his sexuality, introduced him the Courage Apostolate, an apostolate of the Catholic Church that counsels individuals with same-sex attractions in living faithfully and chastely. Soon after attending his first Courage Apostolate Mass, he rejoined the Catholic Church and has remained Catholic since.“Society says that the Church is behind the times on human sexuality,” he said. “No, it is the Church that leads us to peace, true happiness, contentment and fulfillment. God never says ‘no’ to us, unless he loves us.”Tags: Catholic church, sexuality, Students for a Child Oriented Policy
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageMAYVILLE – The unemployment rate in Chautauqua County reached an all-time high last month.The New York State Labor Department Wednesday said figures show that the county’s jobless rate was 15.5%, up 9.4% from the month prior.This is the first time the county’s unemployment rate surpassed the 10% mark since February 2010.Much of the jump is blamed on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent NY on PAUSE order. Statewide from April 2019 to April 2020, the private sector employment count decreased by 1,834,800.The released data also shows the number of private-sector jobs in the State is 6,467,600.The State’s private-sector job count is based on a payroll survey of 18,000 New York employers, which is conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Federally, more than 40 million Americans have filed for first-time unemployment benefits since the Coronavirus pandemic forced the US economy to shut down in March.Another 2.1 million people filed initial jobless claims last week, the Department of Labor reported Thursday morning.It was the tenth-straight week in which claims were in the millions. America had never recorded a single week of 1 million jobless claims prior to the coronavirus crisis.The number of people claiming unemployment benefits nationwide for consecutive weeks rose to 21.1 million.
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo October 04, 2017 Brazil is the South American nation that has suffered the most cyberattacks in recent years. According to information from the Guide to Cyber Defense in South America, a book published on August 23rd by the Ministry of Defense, cybercrimes affect more than 20 million Brazilians a year and cost the Brazilian government a net total of $8 billion. The publication brings together public data from 12 South American nations, as well as French Guiana, on initiatives in the areas of cyberdefense and security. This work, never published before in the region, was done by a group of scholars with incentives from Brazil’s National Council on Scientific and Technological Development and the Brazilian Institute of Defense Studies, an organization in charge of collecting data, conducting research, and producing analyses that are used by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense in its decision-making process. “At universities, there has been increasing interest in this issue,” stated Marcos Aurelio Guedes de Oliveira, a professor in the Political Science graduate program at Pernambuco Federal University and one of the authors of the guide. According to Guedes, most of the attention directed at the issue is due to the increasing number of cyberattacks and other crimes, not only in the defense sector, but also in the civil sector. “Imagine that your email data is stolen. That’s already a problem for the individual. Now consider the proportions that are gained when it’s about data at a national level,” he alerted. Cooperation and reinforcement The guide makes a distinction between cybersecurity and cyberdefense. The former “concerns issues relating to public safety.” While the latter refers to “the act of protecting a nation’s critical information technology and communication systems. In addition, it includes cyber issues and matters that may affect a nation’s survival.” In South America, each nation deals with cyberdefense and security in its own way. In Brazil, as distinguished from Colombia for example, there is a security structure that is separate from defense. And while issues relating to cybersecurity are the responsibility of the President’s Institutional Security Cabinet, those concerned with cyberdefense fall within the military sphere, especially the Brazilian Army, through its Cyber Defense Command (ComDCiber, per its Portuguese acronym). Service members from all three branches of the armed forces lead ComDCiber’s activities, whose mission is planning, orienting, coordinating, and controlling operational, doctrinal, development, and training activities within the scope of the Military Cyber Defense System. ComDCiber’s structure includes a Cyber Defense Center (CDCiber, per its Portuguese acronym), a unit established in 2011 as one of the ways of meeting the guidance issued by the National Defense Strategy, which defines the cyber sector as being strategic for the nation, alongside the nuclear and space sectors. “Brazil is the South American country that has invested the most in cyberdefense,” asserted professor Guedes, who believes that the nations of the region need to join together. “Cooperation is necessary, and we need to regulate the sector. That will lead to a greater strengthening of these institutions in the face of problems related to the cyber sector. As far as that goes, Brazil can play quite an important role, because it has more experience,” he added. Capturing the flag Among the activities that ComDCiber carries out are competitions to train service members. On June 29th, one of these twice yearly events took place. “It’s a chance for them to get trained on putting the knowledge they’ve acquired into practice. The big difficulty in the cyber arena is putting what you’ve learned into practice. So when we have a competition like this, it’s an excellent opportunity to test out what we’ve learned,” explained Brazilian Army Lieutenant Colonel Marcelo Antônio Righi, of ComDCiber. Mandabyte, the Third Armed Forces Cyber Competition, had participation from 243 service members—147 from the Brazilian Army, 48 from the Brazilian Navy, and 48 from the Air Force—as well as six civilian professionals. The competitors were divided into 84 teams. All members got a user name and password that let them interface with the championship platform from their own computer. When the event began simultaneously for all groups dispersed throughout Brazil, 18 “capture the flag” challenges were launched. In that player mode, each team has to defend a system and invade the adversary’s system. The one who finishes hacking first and gets the target data is the winner. According to ComDCiber, the rules of the competition are simple, “and they are focused exclusively on performing the assigned tasks, with any cyber activity that might compromise the running of the competition being disallowed and subjecting the team to disqualification.” That is controlled by ComDCiber itself. After six hours of continuous play, the winner of the Third Armed Forces Cyber Competition was team ZeroByte, from the Brazilian Army’s 41st Telematics Center (41º CT, per its Portuguese acronym), headquartered in Belém, in the state of Pará. “Something that made this competition quite interesting was the fact that some challenges depended on others to be solved,” the 41º CT’s team stated. Taking first place represented progress for ZeroByte, which had only come in 10th and 6th, respectively, in the two previous editions of Mandabyte.
166SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr U.S. mobile payments at the point of sale (POS) are in position to see significant growth throughout 2016. In fact, new data from eMarketer forecasts mobile payments will exceed $27 billion this year.The number of mobile payment users in the U.S. is expected to double by the end of 2016, while the average amount each user spends via mobile at the POS is projected to triple. The combination of U.S. consumers spending more per year via mobile and continued growth in the total number of mobile payment users will lead to nearly 70 million consumers spending an estimated $210 billion in mobile payments by 2019. This indicates significant growth from 2015 when fewer than 25 million U.S. consumers spent less than $9 billion with mobile payment methods.While the number of U.S. consumers making mobile payments at the POS is increasing, it is still a relatively small portion of all mobile users. eMarketer estimates 10 percent of smartphone owners made a mobile POS purchase in 2014. This is expected to grow to 19 percent by the end of this year. By 2019, eMarketer forecasts nearly 33 percent of smartphone users and more than 25 percent of all mobile phone users will make at least one mobile POS purchase per year. continue reading »