Glaciers in the Himalaya–Karakoram mountain ranges harbour approximately half of the ice volume in High-mountain Asia and modulate the flow of freshwater to almost 869 million people within the Indus, Tarim, Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins. Since the mid-twentieth century, rising temperatures have led to unsustainably high melting rates for many glaciers, particularly in the Himalaya, temporarily increasing summer meltwater run-off but continuously reducing the ice-storage volume. In this Review, we discuss how and why glaciers and meltwater supplies have changed, how they will likely evolve in the future and how these changes impact water resources and water-related hazards. Heterogeneous glacier retreat is changing streamflow patterns, in turn, affecting the incidence of glacial-lake outburst floods and exacerbating the risk of flooding and water shortages associated with future climate change. These changes could negatively impact downstream populations and infrastructure, including the thriving hydropower sector and some of the world’s largest irrigated agriculture systems, by making water flow more extreme and unpredictable. An improved in situ monitoring network for weather, hydrology and glacier change is a crucial requirement for predicting the future of this resource and associated hazards, and their impact on regional water, energy and food security.
Home » News » Land & New Homes » ‘Beautiful homes’ housing strategy wins praise previous nextRegulation & Law‘Beautiful homes’ housing strategy wins praisePlans included in last week’s Budget for more attractive homes and estates are welcomed, but Knight Frank says more needs to be done.Richard Reed17th March 20200603 Views Plans for major reforms of the planning system have been praised by Knight Frank – though the firm says there is still room for improvement.Buried in the small print of last week’s Budget are proposals for a new housing-need formula, allowing ‘beautiful’ developments to be fast-tracked, and considering a zoning system for planning.The ideas, some of which were put forward in the recent report by the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission,will form part of a Planning White Paper to be published in the spring,Later in the year an Affordable Housing White Paper will be published together with a series of bills dealing with building safety and rental reforms.‘Making places’The Building Better Building Beautiful Commission, which reported earlier this year, said many housing developments were opposed by local residents as they were seen as being ugly and intrusive.Its Living in Beauty report said: “Too much of what we build is the wrong development in the wrong place” and said the task was to “change the model of development from ‘building units’ to ‘making places’”.The commission said there was a need to ‘re-green’ towns and cities. “Green spaces, waterways and wildlife habitats should be seen as integral to the urban fabric. The government should commit to a radical plan to plant two million street trees within five years, create new community orchards, plant a fruit tree for every home and open and restore canals and waterways.”Zoning systemNow the government has taken on board some of these proposals.Its blueprint includes:Well-designed buildings and estates, with much greater tree planting;A commitment to considering ‘zoning’ as an alternative to the current land use planning system – if implemented this would be a fundamental change within the planning system;Creating transparency on who owns land earmarked for development – which could expose businesses that are ‘sitting’ on housing land and not bringing it forward for development.Stuart Baillie, Head of Planning at Knight Frank, welcomed the new proposals but said some of the policies required “detailed guidance”.“This includes a commitment to amend the National Planning Policy Framework, with more focus on design and ‘placemaking’,” he said.Clear framework“New permitted development rights will need a clear framework to understand how these are to be controlled and implemented. New natural light standards will need to be further detailed to understand the implications for development, particularly in densely developed areas.”Knight Frank Residential Development Partner Charlie Dugdale added: “It is encouraging to see an acknowledgement [by the government] of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.“Whilst we caveat that any zoning must be accompanied by a rigorous approach to defining the form of development at a local level, we believe that geospatial systems will bring many efficiencies to the planning system and the wider housing market.”‘Avoid demolition’Mr Dugdale also raised concerns over the “perverse incentive” in the tax regime to demolish rather than redevelop buildings.“We have concerns with the proposals which seek to further encourage demolition through permitted development,” he said.“Research regularly supports that heritage assets bring social and economic benefits with strong correlations to where businesses want to locate, and where people want to live, shop and engage.“Why are we incentivising demolition before buildings can become heritage assets? We believe the test must include dereliction, not just vacancy, and there is a danger that the rights will miss a significant opportunity that exists with derelict agricultural buildings.”beautiful homes zoning system Planning changes housing targets new homes March 17, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Home » News » COVID-19 news » Leicester: Frustrated agents describe being half-in and and half-out of lockdown ringfence previous nextCOVID-19 newsLeicester: Frustrated agents describe being half-in and and half-out of lockdown ringfenceThe Negotiator talks to two estate agencies in the city both of whom straddle the strict restrictions zone.Nigel Lewis1st July 202001,335 Views Frustrated estate agents in Leicester have vowed to get through the UK’s first local lockdown by focusing on virtual viewings and redeploying staff.A spike in infections in the city means all non-essential businesses are now closed in the lockdown zone where face-to-face viewings are on hold for at least the next two weeks.The Negotiator spoke to two Guild members in the city to find out how they felt about the lockdown and, unlike their colleagues elsewhere in England, how they are coping with a closed housing market – for the second time.Aston & CoAston & Co has two offices – one of them inside the lockdown zone – but all except one of its staff live outside the zone so are able to work from the other office or at home.However, MD Richard Aston says because 60% of properties on its books are also in the zone, his business will not be able to do any viewings there for at least two weeks.Says Aston: “We had a fantastic spike in trade when we reopened last month, but we’re now very frustrated as we feel like we’re back to square one. We’re doing the best we can – during the last lockdown we took an enormous amount of calls.”Newby & CoAnother Leicester agent, Newby & Co, had a “tremendous June”, according to boss Kevin Newby (left) with good levels of sales and listings, but he’s just had to cancel three viewings as 50% of his area falls within the lockdown zone.“We’ve been offering clients the opportunity to do virtual viewings and can provide people with an estimate valuation if they upload a video from their phone,” says Newby.He’s still optimistic that the business can thrive, as Newby & Co sold four houses through virtual viewings during the previous lockdown. Newby adds: “It’s frustrating, but people’s health has to come first.”Read more about Leicester. Leicester Lockdown Newby & Co Kevin Newby Richard Aston Aston & Co July 1, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s):It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the tragic loss of one of our high school students earlier this morning. Our hearts and thoughts are with the student’s family, friends and loved ones as they cope with this tremendous personal loss.This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions from our school community, especially from some of our students. The members of the district’s Crisis Response Team, which is made up of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel, are present at the high school to provide support, comfort, and reassurance to students who need support.Should students or parents need additional assistance, please call the OCHS Guidance Office at (609) 399-1290, ext. 4214 during school hours or Cape Counseling at (609) 465-5999. If you have a specific concern about your child, please call the District Student Services Office at (609) 814-8753.We have posted additional resources and contact information to provide parents with tools to discuss this complex matter with your child. Please visit our District website (www.oceancityschools.org ) for more information. The information can be found under the District’s News Section listed as Grief Loss Resources and Dealing with Crisis – Contact Information or under the High School Parents Section as Health Services: Suicide Prevention.Ifyou have any questions or concerns, please contact my office. We know you share our concern, support, and deepest sympathy for the family.Sincerely,Kathleen W. Taylor, Ed. D.Superintendent Ocean City High SchoolThe Ocean City school community is coping Friday with the loss of an Ocean City High School student to suicide.Out of respect to the privacy of families, OCNJ Daily chooses not report on suicides, name victims or speculate on causes (except in cases involving public figures, public actions or a family’s wish to have a death be made public).In this case, the family of sophomore John Delgrande did release a statement through the school district:“We don’t know any other way to say this, nor do we fully grasp what caused him to do this. We do feel that is important that if you bring this to the student body – they understand that there is nothing in life that can’t be overcome with listening, caring and understanding that everyone is different. Death is not the answer to solve one’s problems – ask for help and get help for those that ask.”Members of the school’s Crisis Response Team were present Friday “to provide support, comfort, and information about common reactions following a suicide and how adults can help youths cope,” according to a statement from the district. “They will also provide information about suicide and mental illness in adolescents, including risk factors and warning signs of suicide, and will address all questions and concerns of students and staff over the next several days. Trained crisis counselors will be available to meet with students and staff starting tomorrow and continuing over the next few weeks as needed.”Students or parents in need of additional assistance can call the high school during school hours or Cape Counseling at (609) 465-5999. Additionally, assistance can be found through the Traumatic Loss Coalition at this link http://ubhc.rutgers.edu/tlc/suicide_awareness.html.Ocean City School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor sent a letter early Friday to parents and guardians in the Ocean City School District. The letter addresses the actions the district is taking to help the school community deal with the loss.
By TIM KELLYMaybe some of the home runs from Corey Clemens’ bat will rub off on the Phillies.Eight-year-old Corey, who will be a third-grader at Ocean City Primary School next month, won not one, but two Home Run Derby competitions sponsored by the Phils this summer to earn a spot in the team’s Tri-State Derby finals Sept. 15 at Citizens Bank Park.Perhaps the Phils, who seem to have difficulty rallying from behind this year, will pick up some pointers from the local shortstop/second baseman/pitcher when he goes for the age group championship of the annual youth baseball slugging competition.“I feel great (making it to the finals) and I think I can win this one, too,” Corey said, showing confidence to match his bat’s thunder.His story began on the sweltering July 4th holiday weekend when dad, Terry Clemens, brought his little slugger to a local contest which drew hundreds of entrants to Stone Harbor.“We got there and had to wait three and a half hours for his turn,” his father said. “But when Corey got up there …”Each entrant had the chance to take their cuts at 10 pitches. Corey belted six homers and three singles to score more points than anyone else in his age division and advance to the next phase of the competition.The performance placed Corey in the Jersey Shore regional finals in Millville against winners of the other local contests.This time, he smacked four bombs and three singles to once again place first. For his efforts, Corey secured his spot in the finals and received a trophy plaque and two tickets to the Phillies-Red Sox game.And there was something else.Corey, who might like basketball even better than baseball, had been asking his parents for a pair of the coveted Air Jordan “Winter Wonderland” edition sneakers for more than a year.It’s a family affair with Terry and Cara Clemens, Corey, 8, and 10-year-old Peighton.“I told him that if he won, we’d buy him the sneakers,” Terry said.There were a few tense moments as some other rivals still had to bat, but his score held up for the win. Along with his new kicks came the chance to compete at his favorite team’s ballyard.“He’s a big Phillies fan,” said Terry.“I’m really excited to go down on the field,” was Corey’s take.The local youngster lives in Ocean City with his dad, who is a New Jersey State Trooper, mom Cara, a guidance counselor at Absegami High School, and 10-year-old sister Peighton.His sibling is an outstanding child athlete in her own right.Peighton took fourth place in one of the Phils’ homer contests, excels in soccer and basketball and runs a sub-seven minute mile.At home, the two kids enjoy hanging out together and building things with their Lego bricks.Corey, who has been playing baseball for two years, is coached on the Ocean City Youth Athletic Association “Padres” and his age group All Star team by his dad, and he played on a local travel team.If that wasn’t enough baseball, his fall league team has already begun practice.He also hits off a tee and practices regularly at home.“I hit balls, like, every day,” Corey said. “I like practicing with my dad.”Sometimes father and son will steal an opportunity to get in more swings. If they have a few minutes to kill before having to leave for a scheduled activity, Corey will ask if he can take a few more cuts.In addition to practice and playing so much ball this summer, Terry said one of the secrets to his son’s success lies in “great timing and a nice level swing.”He added, “He doesn’t try to kill the ball.”In fact, his one home run in a real game did not leave the ballpark.“I hit it past the first baseman and then the ball went down the line past the right fielder,” Corey said.Inside the park or out, Corey expects to connect for a few round-trippers in the finals. Just don’t ask him to choose between hitting a home run or turning a double play.“I think I like playing in the field equally to hitting,” he said.Corey Clemens shows off his base running skill for Ocean City in a recent all-star game vs. Margate. Corey Clemens shows the form that won a local and regional contest to advance to the Phillies’ Home Run Derby finals at Citizens Bank Park. (Photos courtesy of Clemens Family)
EAT, the sandwich shop chain, which was acquired by private equity firm Lyceum Capital last year, has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Tony Campbell as its new chairman and Sarah Doyle as its first marketing director.Campbell, who replaces John Herring as chairman of the chain, spent 17 years at Asda as a senior executive and made his name as one of the team that turned the supermarket group around in the 1990s. He also sits on the boards of TUI Travel and Original Factory Shop. Doyle joins the c125-strong chain from the Digital Property Group, where she was group marketing director. She previously spent five years as a general manager at Premier Foods.
On Wednesday night, Dead & Company headed to Hartford, Connecticut, performing at a mid-week stop at the XFINITY Center ahead of the band’s upcoming two-night stand New York City’s Citi Field this weekend. From the opening “Hell In A Bucket”, the band was on, offering up a show of fan-favorites and particularly fiery improvisation.The opening “Hell In A Bucket” allowed for John Mayer to slowly build into his blistering lead solo on guitar, making for a celebratory start to the show. From there, the band landed in “Next Time You See Me”, a blues tune by Junior Parker, marking the band’s first performance of the number this tour. “Ramble On Rose” came next, followed up by Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”, a gem of Hartford’s first set and a song last performed in November of last year in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Cumberland Blues” gave Jeff Chimenti to shine, laying out a rip-roaring solo on the keys. A stand-out “Black Muddy River” came next, with Dead & Company ending out set one with an explosive “Don’t Ease Me In”.“Hell In A Bucket” “Next Time You See Me”[Video: Matt Frazier]“Cumberland Blues”[Video: Matt Frazier]“Don’t Ease Me In”[Video: Matt Frazier]While Dead & Company offered up a lot of fan favorites during set one of the night, set two is when the band truly stepped out and shined. After a groovy set-opening “Feel Like A Stranger”, the band brought out “Viola Lee Blues”, much to the delight of the crowd. However, the band had something special prepared for the Hartford crowd, laying out the first two verses on the song before transitioning into an energized “China Cat Sunflower”. A particularly on-point transition led in “China Cat” into its beloved partner “I Know You Rider”, highlighting how much Dead & Company’s improvisational capacities have progressed over the years.“Feel Like A Stranger”Up next, the band laid out a tight rendition of “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”, marking the third time the group has performed the number since its debut at Bristow’s Jiffy Lube Live in June of last year (the band also performed it this fall at Madison Square Garden). From there, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart were given license to do their thing, with a particularly captivating drum section ahead of the re-emergence of the band for “Space”. With huge response from the crowd, the band crawled out of the ambient din of “Space”, making for a triumphant arrival in the third and final verse of “Viola Lee Blues”, completing the fan-favorite song that was started earlier in the set.“Space” > “Viola Lee Blues Reprise”[Video: Matt Frazier]By all accounts, the tour debut of “Looks Like Rain” in Hartford was the band’s best performance of the song to date, with other noting that it was the most powerful rendition of the song they’d heard in years. The standout song and true climax of the second set, Bob Weir’s soulful vocals and the mournful tune also laid a path for the set-closing rendition of “Not Fade Away”. With the contrast between the two songs so apparent, the crowd rejoiced with the emergence of The Crickets’ cover, singing the song’s refrain long after the band had exited the stage. After a brief break, Dead & Company returned, performing a gorgeous, moving take on the lyric “Brokedown Palace”.“Looks Like Rain”[Video: Jamey Klein]“Not Fade Away”[Video: Jamey Klein]“Brokedown Palace”[Video: Jamey Klein]Setlist: Dead & Company | Xfinity Center | Hartford, CT | 6/13/2018Set One: Hell in a Bucket, Next Time You See Me, Ramble On Rose, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Cumberland Blues, Black Muddy River, Don’t Ease Me InSet Two: Feel Like A Stranger, Viola Lee Blues (verse 1 & 2) > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Drums/Space > Viola Lee Blues (verse 3), Looks Like Rain > Not Fade AwayEncore: Brokedown Palace
In a world where every music festival is starting to look the same, Lockn’ has found its niche. Now in its 6th year, the Lockn’ festival focuses their energy on world-class music, a safe and friendly atmosphere, local vendors and community engagement. The 4-day festival takes place right in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is everything an old-fashion east coast festival should be. The thing that makes Lockn’ so unique is that despite having an extensive lineup – there is essentially only one stage. When one band finishes their final song, the stage literally rotates around and the next band begins to play. Lockn’ even got its name because of these interlocking sets. Aside from eliminating downtime between sets this also offers a great opportunity for two bands to blend their first and last song together with another band. It’s really fun to watch. There is a secondary stage where each night a band plays a late night set after the headliner. There is also a much smaller stage in Garcias Forest. This wooded area near the campground offers early morning and late night sets for those who wish to keep the party going. While Lockn’ does have some diversity in its lineup, it is primarily a Grateful Dead influenced jam festival. This year Dead & Co chose Lockn’ to host the conclusion of their summer tour. While we were busy manning our both we watched as people lined up to get a good spot as early as twelve hours before the show. The weekend was full of collaborations between bands and offered a unique opportunity to see some incredible music that you wouldn’t have been able to see anywhere else. The weather was as expected – fairly hot and humid. However, after the sun went down we were treated to some of that crisp and cool Blue Ridge air that reminded us that Fall is just around the corner.The festival community is small and the vendor community is ever smaller. With this being our first festival back in the Blue Ridge Territory, it was great to catch up with some old friends and make some plans for the future. While life on the road isn’t perfect – it does offer a sense of community where ever you travel. Next up we’re headed to the Gauley! Gauley Festis American Whitewater’s largest event. It takes places in Summersville, West Virginia and coincides with the dam releases that the whitewater community waits for every year. See you there!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win
By Geraldine Cook/Diálogo April 27, 2018 Gostaria saber custo total do curso de helicóptero The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Air Wing flies over the Jamaican sky for different missions. It undertakes counter narcotics operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions among its many duties. To better accomplish its mission, JDF inaugurated the Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) in 2007, to train local and international pilots and serve as a regional hub for military pilot training. “Our mission is to deliver quality aviation training Jamaicans and our regional counterparts,” said JDF Major Brandon Chambers, commandant of CMAS, who assumed command after having been an instructor and an alumnus of the school. “No one else in the region offers the kind of training we offer.” CMAS, originally named Jamaican Military Aviation School, was founded in December 2006 at the JDF Air Wing installations of the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston. In August 2012 the school adopted its current name to appeal to a wider audience. The department of Aircraft Technician Training was added to complement the curriculum. “We have been incorporating our regional partners, so our school is growing as we are increasing the number of courses we conduct per year,” added Maj. Chambers. CMAS has accepted students from Belize, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago, among other nations. Regional capability “The school builds regional capabilities. It fosters not only diplomatic relations between governments but also militaries,” said JDF Captain Caniggia Harrison, a flight instructor at CMAS. “It’s very good to build relationships here [at the school], but we also have one common goal as we move forward in building regional security.” Capt. Harrison knows first-hand the demands of training at the school. He, too, became a pilot there. “I got the perspective as a student. Now, I am seeing things from the other side of the fence as an instructor.” CMAS offers flight, rotary wing, multi-engine, and helicopter training. The courses, Pilot Selection, Primary Flight Training, Primary Flight Training-Extended, and Flight Instructor are conducted on the DA-40FP single engine aircraft. The Rotary Wing, Basic Helicopter, and Flight Instructor courses are conducted on the Bell 206B3 single engine aircraft, while the Multi-Engine Training and Multi-Engine Instructor courses are conducted on the DA-42 L360. The Primary Flight Training and Extended DA-40 Flight Instructor courses, and all multi-engine courses include simulator training on a Diamond DA-42 flight-training aircraft. Courses take up to 11 months, depending on weather conditions, which can extend the duration of each course. According to students, being a diverse school with students and instructors from the Caribbean region is a plus for the military forces. “Being in this school means a lot to me because I have a great commitment to my country,” said Guatemalan Air Force Lieutenant Adán Josué Barrera Valenzuela, a current student at the Primary Flight Training Extended course. “In my country, we don’t have the advanced technology they have here with the Diamond DA-42 aircraft. For me it’s very important to learn, gain knowledge, and take it back to Guatemala.” CMAS students train in modern facilities to graduate as military winged pilots. Theoretical training is taught in a traditional classroom setting using electronic-based learning resources, while flight mission briefs are delivered in rooms that facilitate one-on-one instruction. The staff comprises military personnel, including Jamaican and Belizean flight instructors, while support staff comes from different JDF units. CMAS also aims to provide students with civilian licenses to meet certain countries’ requirements for their military pilots to obtain civilian qualification in order to operate military aircraft. The instructors, installations, and academic resources are equivalent to the professional standards of other international aviation schools, according to students and instructors. “The environment here is very good, the aircraft are great, and the material for the students can be easily observed,” said Belize Defence Force Captain Elder Correa, a student at CMAS’s Diamond DA-42 instructor course. “It has been a great experience to be part of this school,” said Capt. Correa. “The air space in Jamaica is different from my country, and it gives us a lot of experience and hours of training.” CMAS is Jamaica’s contribution to regional and international security. “International cooperation is working quite well,” said Maj. Chambers. “A very good testament to that is the level of professionalism between the students and instructors from the various countries.”
Often we’ve written a script in our heads that may or may not be true. But this script can be limiting us from attaining our full potential. In this linked post (Is Your “Story” Holding You Back? Six Ways to Rewrite It—and Supercharge Your Power by Nancy D. O’Reilly, PsyD) we discover ways our stories are limiting our leadership potential and how to write new stories.Think of these stories as a complete glossary of all of the lessons we have learned from those who have led us in the past. It is unfortunate that most of these stories are based upon someone’s perceptions about us that may not always be true and upon our interpretation of those lessons that my not be accurate.Most of these stories are written from situations that did not go well or where mistakes were made. As leaders we have a responsibility to make certain the lessons we teach those who follow us are based upon truth and not a perception of what we think was the reason and motivation for the lesson. Then we need to be very careful and purposeful in how we communicate those lessons so they are interpreted correctly.So how do we do this?The formula is a 5-step process: continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr