Category Archives: nqyerkxri

Behaviour of tracer diffusion in simple atmospheric boundary layer models

first_img1-D profiles and time series from an idealised atmospheric boundary layer model are presented, which show agreement with boundary layer measurements of polar NOx. Diffusion models are increasingly being used as the framework for studying tropospheric air chemistry dynamics. Models based on standard boundary layer diffusivity profiles have an intrinsic behaviour that is not necessarily intuitive, due to the variation of turbulent diffusivity with height. The simple model presented captures the essence of the evolution of a trace gas released at the surface, and thereby provides both a programming and a conceptual tool in the analysis of observed trace gas evolution. A time scale inherent in the model can be tuned by fitting model time series to observations. This scale is then applicable to the more physically simple but chemically complex zeroth order or box models of chemical interactions.last_img read more

Stamp Duty changes to blame for 14% dip in property sales volumes says Your Move

first_imgThe changes to Stamp Duty ushered in by George Osborne in 2014 have reduced property sales in London and the South by up to 30%, analysis of Land Registry data has revealed.The number of homes sold each year has plummeted by nearly a third in London and by 20% in the South over the past two years, according to the monthly Your Move/Acadata house price index, although the sales volume reduction has been less acute nationally, at 14%.These figures are also very different across the UK. For example, in the northern regions the volume reduction is just 11% while in Wales the number of homes sold increased by 2%.“The slowdown in London can now also be seen in the South East. Time will tell if the rest of England and Wales remains resilient,” says Oliver Blake (pictured, left), Managing Director of Your Move.His company’s index reveals one silver lining and potentially brighter times ahead for agents.The Christmas/NY shutdown for 2017/18 did not depress sales volumes as much as it usually does during the festive season.“We estimate that the number of housing transactions [during] January 2018 in England and Wales at 64,000, down by 15% on December’s total,” says Acadata analyst John Tindale.“This needs to be set against the seasonal trend of the last twenty years, where a 28% decrease in sales volumes is the ‘norm’ at this time of year.”Stamp DutyBut decreased sales volumes driven by the Stamp Duty changes in London and the South are not – unusually –helping prop up prices.The Your Move index shows that the capital’s average house price fell by 4.3% or £26,742 year-on-year to £589,533, and that its price drops are accelerating. Nationally, house prices fell by 0.4% year-on-year, but increased by 2.3% if you exclude London and the South.house prices houses price index Oliver Blake stamp duty Your Move February 12, 2018Nigel 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 Home » News » Agencies & People » Stamp Duty changes to blame for 14% dip in property sales volumes says Your Move previous nextHousing MarketStamp Duty changes to blame for 14% dip in property sales volumes says Your MoveNew system ushered in by George Osborne in 2014 is main culprit, driving reductions of up to 30% in London and the SE, it is claimed.Nigel Lewis12th February 201801,608 Viewslast_img read more

Green Light on South End Beachfill Project Just Two Weeks Away

first_imgArmy Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project for Ocean City, NJ, Strathmere and Sea Isle City.The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday officially awarded a $57.6 million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill., to rebuild eroded beaches at the south end of Ocean City and in Strathmere and Sea Isle City.“In about two weeks, after receiving and reviewing performance bonds, we will issue a notice to proceed, after which Great Lakes is free to begin work any time,” Army Corps spokesman Richard Pearsall said.He said the Army Corps does not yet know exactly when work will start. The contractor has about 480 days to complete the project from the date of the notice to proceed. Pearsall said the Corps also does not know yet in which town work will start. Details are expected to emerge in the coming weeks.Great Lakes, the same company that completed the beach replenishment project at Ocean City’s north end in spring 2013, was the low bidder on the project (among bids opened last month). Great Lakes was founded more than a century ago on the shores of Lake Michigan. Today, the company works on dredging projects throughout the world.Read the Army Corps of Engineers fact sheet on the project.After years of lobbying to rebuild eroding beaches, south end property owners in Ocean City will see 50 years of continuing replenishment projects.The project will pump new sand onto beaches between 34th and 59th streets in Ocean City.The federal government will pay 100 percent of the initial project cost to restore beaches at the south end of Ocean City and in Strathmere and Sea Isle City.The south end of Ocean City will then be part of a continuing  three-year renourishment cycle that will continue for 50 years (contingent on the availability of federal funds). The federal government estimates it will spend $309.4 million on the project area over the life of the agreement.The work will end a long waiting game for property owners in southern Ocean City, where the ocean met the bay during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 and flattened protective dunes. But even before Sandy hit in 2012, beaches on that part of the island disappeared during some high tides.The cost share for the renourishment projects in the future will be 50 percent federal government and 50 percent state government (with Ocean City responsible for 25 percent of the state’s cost).Read more: 50 Years of Sand on the Way to Ocean City’s South End__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Press release: Amber Rudd: Harlow Jobcentre Plus is backing the jobseeker

first_img London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NAcenter_img Press Office Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122last_img

Guidance: Guidelines for submitting a nutritional product to the ACBS

first_img how nutritional products are categorised by the ACBS evidence required for applications relevant nutritional legislation The documents can be used when filling out the nutritional products application form. This set of documents contains supporting information for use in submitting a nutritional product for consideration by the Advisory Committee for Borderline Substances (ACBS). This includes:last_img

Feds Allow Drive Up Gun Sales Amid Virus

first_imgShare: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) Photo: Ashley Buttle / CC BY 2.0JAMESTOWN – Add guns to the list of things you can now buy at a drive-thru.The Federal Government signed off on a new rule that allows gun dealers to provide a drive-up or walk-up service.The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives said the move is in response to questions about how gun dealers can sell the weapons during the pandemic.The guns must be bought on the gun dealer’s property. Last month, the FBI reported more than three million background checks as people rushed to get weapons during the COVID-19 crisis.last_img

Broadway Marquees Will Not Be Dimmed for Late Joan Rivers

first_img View Comments Rivers appeared on the Great White Way in Fun City, Broadway Bound and Sally Marr…and her escorts, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She was reportedly in talks to reprise her performance in Sally Marr, which she wrote alongside Erin Sanders and Lonny Price. In 1959, she starred on stage in the off-Broadway play Driftwood opposite a relatively unknown Barbra Streisand. Of late, she was most known for her work as co-host on E!’s Fashion Police and the WE TV reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?. “Under our criteria,” Broadway League executive director Charlotte St. Martin told the newspaper, “People need to have been very active recently in the theater, or else be synonymous with Broadway.” She added, “We love Joan…but she hasn’t acted on Broadway in 20 years. When you say Joan Rivers, you don’t think comedy, television and Broadway. You think comedy and television.” Lights have, however, been dimmed for performers who are not necessarily known for their stage careers: of recent note, the late Robin Williams. He made his Broadway acting debut in 2011 in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and led the stand-up special Robin Williams: Live on Broadway in 2002. Williams was not Tony-nominated for either performance. Broadway theaters will not dim their lights to pay tribute to Tony nominee Joan Rivers. Rivers, a comedy icon and longtime friend to the Broadway community, died on September 4 at the age of 81 following surgery complications. According to The New York Times, the Broadway League has concluded that she did not meet the criteria for the traditional honor from the Great White Way.last_img read more

Masks on as German children start new schoolyear under virus cloud

first_imgWith infection numbers once again creeping up, fears are rising that the new school start could yet prove temporary.But officials warn that children cannot afford to miss more school. “The children need to be present in school because we have to prevent more lost time,” Steffen Kaestner, headteacher of the CJD Jugenddorf-Christophorus school in Rostock, told AFP.Strict rules have been drawn up to limit transmission of the new coronavirus, with cases across Germany rising above 500 per day in recent weeks. Different age groups are being taught separately, so that if a pupil tests positive, only one class will have to go into quarantine and the rest of the school can remain open. Masks must be worn in the corridors, classrooms regularly ventilated and pupils are required to wash their hands regularly and avoid hugging. CJD has 1,350 students aged 9-18. Only two are missing, a decision by their parents, “who belong to a risk group,” said the headteacher, but all the teachers are present.Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has so far been the German state least hit by the coronavirus, with only 20 deaths out of a total 9,148 in Germany since the beginning of the crisis. Thousands of children in northern Germany became the first in Europe to begin a new school year on Monday, with the rest of the country watching anxiously as full-time classes began after months of curtailed hours over the coronavirus pandemic.Masks will be a daily accessory for some of the 150,000 children returning to school in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region, Germany’s first state to reopen the school gates after the summer holidays.Education ministers of Germany’s 16 states had agreed that schools will reopen full-time after the summer break, after offering only partial hours in the weeks when the lockdown was eased.center_img Topics :last_img read more