Villa Bonanova / CMV Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Jaime Sicilia+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/285279/villa-bonanova-cmv-architects Clipboard “COPY” Spain Houses “COPY” Villa Bonanova / CMV ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Bonanova / CMV Architects CopyAbout this officeCMV ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCMV ArchitectsPalmaSpainPublished on October 27, 2012Cite: “Villa Bonanova / CMV Architects” 27 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bonanova别墅 / CMV Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/285279/villa-bonanova-cmv-architects Clipboard Architects: CMV Architects Photographs Photographs:  Jaime SiciliaText description provided by the architects. The project of the plot shows a marked uneven surface in relation to the street level, reason why it is chosen to elevate the construction. We access to the ground floor through a footbridge of 2m width, passing over the ramps leading you to the basement.Save this picture!© Jaime SiciliaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Marmi 3StonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Lorea RestaurantStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Grey – Iron CollectionThe volumetry of the dwelling is conditioned on the need of adaptation to the lot, as well as by the existence of a, parallel to a road, plot of land to be kept. The building is placed between a dry stone wall and the street, projecting the ground floor terrace.Save this picture!© Jaime SiciliaProject gallerySee allShow lessChamartín Real State Offices / Burgos & Garrido arquitectosArticlesNational Museum of Afghanistan Competition Entry / Matteo Cainer ArchitectsArticles Share CopyHouses•Palma, Spain Villa Bonanova / CMV Architects Projectslast_img read more

House Petry / Estúdio MRGB

first_imgArchDaily 2019 Projects House Petry / Estúdio MRGB Save this picture!© Hermes Romão+ 25Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Houses Photographs:  Hermes Romão Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Estúdio MRGB Area Area of this architecture project Area:  420 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Project Team:Ana Orefice, Ana Carolina Moreth, Filipe Bresciani, Larissa Pontes, Lucas Felipe CamposEngineering:André TorresLandscape:Ana Paula RoseoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hermes RomãoText description provided by the architects. Located in the outskirts of Brasília, the Casa Petry design emerges from a careful analysis of the site. Physically it is characterized by a subtle 1,2m slope, measuring 17 meters wide by 35 meters long. Its immediate neighbors occupy virtually all the transversal dimensions of its specifics plots with a considerable height, which, architecturally wise, creates an unsettling feeling.Save this picture!© Hermes RomãoTherefore, the following challenges were placed and led the design process as a whole:[1] How to correctly insert an architectural piece with an approximate 235m² footprint, also occupying two floors, without losing hand of a more pleasant scale?[2] What should be the better way to take advantage of the apparent flat topography?[3] Ultimately, how to articulate a sensation of unrestricted symbiosis between the project and its own landscape?Save this picture!© Hermes RomãoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Hermes RomãoA clear intention of structuring the architectural composition in tune with the scales that represent them has driven the project to strategically take advantage of the 1,20m slope and place the ground floor at this level. This approach had the intention not only to generate privacy for the spaces placed at this point but also to relieve the general peak of the construction, enabling a harmonic composition of its proportions, accordant to the human scale.Save this picture!© Hermes RomãoSave this picture!Longitudinal sectionSave this picture!© Hermes RomãoIn its tenuous boundary,  the ground floor embraces the more open and democratic spaces of the house, such as living and dining rooms, an open kitchen, barbecue space, and communal areas. The atmosphere of this space echoes the peculiar pilotis ambiance, almost like a proper Brasília “superblock”. In Casa Petry’s upper floor, vertically dislocated 1,50m from street level, are placed the more private and restricted spaces of the family.Save this picture!© Hermes RomãoRationally, a pavilion-esque typology displayed itself as the most adequate way of distributing the housing spaces. This approach contributed to the general ordering of the project, answering with relative ease and simplicity the challenges of conceiving a home. Simplicity, as a matter of fact, is precisely what distinguishes this pavilion,  gently embedded in its site, from its surroundings.Save this picture!© Hermes Romão ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950455/house-petry-estudio-mrgb Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEstúdio MRGBOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaExposed ConcreteConcrete HousesConcrete InteriorsBrazilPublished on October 30, 2020Cite: “House Petry / Estúdio MRGB” [Casa Petry / Estúdio MRGB] 30 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographscenter_img Manufacturers: Alutec, Bontempo, Centrogran, Deca, Hill House, Lumini, Madipê, Portinari CopyHouses•Brazil Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950455/house-petry-estudio-mrgb Clipboard House Petry / Estúdio MRGBSave this projectSaveHouse Petry / Estúdio MRGB Igor Campos, Hermes Romão, Rodolfo Marques “COPY” Lead Architects: Project gallerySee allShow lessRefuse! Indoor Cycling II / EstudioFernandaOrozcoSelected ProjectsRhythm House / Julius Taminiau ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Brazillast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders occupy Turkmen embassy during EU / Central Asia summit in Paris

first_img TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia September 18, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders occupy Turkmen embassy during EU / Central Asia summit in Paris RSF_en News Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan March 31, 2020 Find out more to go further News Organisation As a European Union / Central Asia security summit was taking today place in Paris, Reporters Without Borders activists peacefully occupied Turkmenistan’s embassy in Paris for two hours to demand the release of Turkmen journalist Annakurban Amanklychev and human rights activist Sapardurdy Khajiyev, who were arrested in 2006.They also called on the Turkmen authorities to explain how Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty correspondent Ogulsapar Muradova died in prison in 2006 after being arrested at the same time as Amanklychev and Khajiyev.French police removed the Reporters Without Borders activists from the embassy at the request of the embassy’s staff.“We demand the immediate release of Amanklychev and Khadjiyev, who have been in prison for the past two years for helping a French TV journalist to make a documentary,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Turkmen authorities must stop hounding journalists and all those who criticise the government’s ultra-authoritarian policies.” Reporters Without Borders also called on the Turkmen official in charge of the country’s embassy in Paris to transmit its demands to the government in Ashgabad. Turkmenistan’s foreign minister was one of the Central Asian representatives attending the summit.French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, who was hosting the meeting with his Central Asian counterparts, issued a statement saying he had reiterated France’s request for the release of Amanklychev and Khajiyev.Muradova, 58, died from blows she received in the prison where she was serving a six-year sentence for helping the French journalist with the documentary. There has never been a proper investigation into her death despite the international community’s many appeals. Like her, Amanklychev and Khajiyev were sentenced to six or seven years in prison at the end of a trial held behind closed doors without any defence lawyers. There has been no news of either of them since the trial. Receive email alerts News December 18, 2020 Find out more “We demand the immediate release of Amanklychev and Khadjiyev, who have been in prison for the past two years for helping a French TV journalist to make a documentary,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Turkmen authorities must stop hounding journalists and all those who criticise the government’s ultra-authoritarian policies.”читать на русском March 13, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Turkmenistan #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistanlast_img read more

All references to Tiananmen Square massacre closely censored for 20 years

first_img April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 All references to Tiananmen Square massacre closely censored for 20 years Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures The Chinese and Hong Kong-based TV stations that are broadcast within China are also affected by censorship. Transmission of a 30-minute programme about the June 1989 events on Hong Kong-based ATV was blocked in the southeast of China, where viewers saw a tourism promotional documentary instead.The rare appearances of the term “4 June” or references to the pro-democracy movement in the press in recent years have resulted in severe sanctions for those responsible. At least seven of the newspaper Chengdu Wanbao’s employees were fired in June 2007 for allowing the publication of a personal announcement that paid tribute to the courageous 4 June mothers, referring to the organisation of mothers and other relatives of Tiananmen Square victims who defend their memory. Journalists, writers and academics still take big risk if they dare in any way to commemorate the “Beijing Spring” or question the official line that the army’s intervention on 4 June 1989 was “appropriate”.The Chinese Human Rights Defenders network says Public Security Bureaux in various parts of the country have contacted or visited dissidents of late to threaten them with reprisals if they write articles, give interviews or try to organise demonstrations linked to the 20th anniversary of 4 June 1989. The Beijing-based dissident Zhang Zuhua and blogger Zan Aizong, for example, were warned by the police in April not to write about June 1989. Zhang Xianling, a member of the Tiananmen Mothers group, said she was placed in police custody before a gathering in Beijing to commemorate the anniversary so that she would be unable to invite foreign news media or write articles about it.The Chinese authorities have been monitoring the activities of foreign reporters closely for the past 20 years, especially their contacts with dissidents. Jiang Qisheng, a pro-democracy activist and vice-president of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre, a writers organisation, says he has been prevented several times from contacting or meeting foreign journalists who wanted to interview him about the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen. On 18 May, for example, a policeman who had him under surveillance ordered a Beijing bar owner not to serve him when the Hong Kong journalist with him was about to interview him.Witnesses of the June 1989 events who dare to talk to the foreign media are systematically harassed. Retired soldier Zhang Shijun is being held by the security forces in an unknown location after agreeing to be interviewed by Associated Press reporters and expressing his regret for taking part in the tragedy.A TV crew from Russia’s Ria Novosti news agency were arrested while filming an attempt to stage a demonstration on the edge of Tiananmen Square on 25 May. The police tried to erase the footage they had filmed. Several other foreign journalists have been followed by the police when they have tried to meet with June 1989 witnesses. And security has been stepped up on Tiananmen Square.The Chinese signatories of Charter 08, which cites the June 1989 crackdown as one of the “many human rights disasters” attributable to the ruling Communist Party, are also often questioned or otherwise harassed. On the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Reporters Without Borders urges the Chinese authorities to:- release the journalists, bloggers and free speech activists currently detained for participating in or referring to the 1989 pro-democracy movement- allow the Chinese press and Internet users to report on the events of May and June 1989 and the activities of dissident groups in China and abroad- rehabilitate all the journalists who have been transferred, dismissed or forced into retirement for supporting the 1989 student movement- end US Internet company censorship of online references to China’s pro-democracy movement- put a stop to all harassment and use of repressive measures against journalists and intellectuals who participated in the “Beijing Spring”, including house arrest, having them followed, phone taps and forced exile- respect the regulations for foreign journalists when they cover dissident activity and events relating to June 1989. A photos search with Google.cn is similarly censored. But if you do a “4 June” Google photos search using the English-language version of the US company’s search engine, the first results you get are about the June 1989 events in Tiananmen Square. China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts News ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China The same video search using the Chinese version of the Google search engine, Google.cn, produced results but none of them were related to June 1989 massacre: to go further News Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more Chinese-speaking Internet users located outside China can find text, photos and video about the June 1989 events using the Chinese-language version of Google.com. But Internet users inside China who try to use Google.com are automatically transferred to Google.cn. Virtually no independent information about the “Beijing Spring” can be found using the Californian company Yahoo!’s search engine.The Chinese-language versions of YouTube and Wikipedia are not censored in the same way, but the two websites are subject to frequent blocking within China that severely limits Chinese Internet user access to information on this subject.This is the Wikipedia entry: Twenty years later, it is still impossible for the Chinese media to refer freely to the ruthless suppression of China’s pro-democracy movement in June 1989. References to the demonstrations that took place throughout China for several weeks and the deaths of hundreds of students and workers at the hands of the army on 4 June 1989 are still strictly censored in the media and on the Internet. The information blackout has been enforced so effectively for 20 years that most young Chinese are completely unaware of this major event.When Chinese Internet users search for “4 June” in the photos section of Baidu, the country’s most popular search engine, they get this message: “The search does not comply with laws, regulations and policies.” The same search in the video section elicits this message: “Sorry, no video corresponds to your search.” If you do an ordinary Internet search for “4 June” with Baidu, you just get official Chinese statements about the “events of 4 June.”The Chinese army’s brutal crackdown on the student revolt in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989 ended contemporary China’s most important pro-democracy movement. A free press was one of the main demands of the protesters as well as many journalists and journalism professors. Some are still paying the price in terms of administrative punishments, constant police surveillance or forced exile. Several journalists, including Shi Tao, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sending an email about the Tiananmen Square anniversary in 2004, are still in prison for referring to the massacre. Free expression activist Liu Xiaobo, one of the leading figures of the 1989 movement, was recently re-arrested. Cyber-dissident Huang Qi, who has long campaigned for the June 1989 victims to be recognised, has been held without trial in Chengdu since June 2008 and is now seriously ill.The censorship imposed after the “Beijing Spring” has never been relaxed. The Propaganda Department and the political police have established a system of extremely strict censorship. Self-censorship and the ignorance of the youngest generation of journalists do the rest. Why are so many resources spent on continuing to cover up a 20-year-old event when China has evolved in so many ways since 1989? “Because the Chinese leaders know they have blood on their hands,” says Renee Xia of Chinese Human Rights Defenders. “They fear that if the truth comes to light, the government will be under pressure to bring those responsible for this crime to justice.”These days, the censors are concentrating their efforts on the Internet. Reporters Without Borders recently conducted tests that confirm the level of online censorship.This is the results page, with the message “Sorry, we have found nothing relating to your request,” that appears when you search for “4 June” in Baidu’s video section: News On Google.com: News Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Greg Alyn Carlson, among FBI’s 10 most wanted, likely killed in police shootout

first_imgRaghu_Ramaswamy/iStock(APEX, N.C.) — Greg Alyn Carlson, one of the country’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, was likely shot and killed in a standoff with authorities on Wednesday, according to the FBI.The shootout happened early Wednesday morning at a hotel in Apex, North Carolina, about 15 miles west of Raleigh, as police investigated reports about a “suspicious vehicle,” the FBI said in a statement.An officer with the Apex Police Department notified the FBI because the vehicle had South Carolina plates linked to 47-year-old Carlson, an alleged sexual predator who was wanted in connection with multiple armed assaults in California.The suspect, believed to be Carlson, was shot and killed during an altercation with the FBI, but the bureau couldn’t positively identify him as of Wednesday evening.“The subject is believed to be FBI Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Greg Allen Carlson wanted in connection with multiple armed sexual assaults in Los Angeles, California,” FBI officials said in a statement. “Positive identification will come from the medical examiner’s office. While this internal review process is occurring, no further comments can be made.”Carlson was placed on the FBI’s list of Top Ten Fugitives in September 2018. The FBI had offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to his capture.Carlson, of California, was charged with burglary, assault with intent to commit rape and assault with a deadly weapon in September 2017. He posted bond and was released three weeks later and has allegedly been on the run ever since, the FBI said.At some point, the FBI believes he obtained a stolen handgun, a rental car and “a lot of cash,” Special Agent Scott Garriola, a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Fugitive Task Force, said in a statement last year.“This individual is a serious threat to the community,” Garriola said. “Investigators have also linked him through DNA to sexual assaults dating back to 2003.”“He’s got some familiarity with Florida, but he could be anywhere,” Garriola added. “He has a lot of cash, and he’s indicated that he will not turn himself in. We need the public’s assistance to help apprehend him.”The FBI said the suspect will be identified after a review from the medical examiner’s office. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Four Houston cops fired for shooting man 21 times during alleged mental health crisis

first_imgHouston Police DepartmentBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(HOUSTON) — Four Houston police officers were fired Thursday after a months-long investigation of a fatal shooting found that they were “objectively unreasonable” in discharging 21 rounds at a man in distress.On April 21 at around 9 p.m., multiple officers responded to several 911 calls about a man who was running through highway traffic.Officers approached Nicolas Chavez, 27, in a parking lot, where he was running while holding a metal object, police said. During a roughly 15-minute interaction, officers shot Chavez with stun guns and bean bags while attempting to “stop him from harming himself,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said in a video compilation of the body-camera footage that was also released Thursday.Throughout the incident, five officers fired 24 rounds at Chavez, Acevedo said at an at-times emotional press briefing Thursday. Three of those shots were found to be “objectionably reasonable,” while the final barrage of 21 shots by four officers was not, he said, because Chavez “was at his greatest level of incapacitation.”Acevedo detailed that before the 21 shots in question, police officers had shot Chavez more than once, discharged five cartridges of stun guns and deployed six bean bags.“I believe that anyone that watches this tape, and sees this, will see they had a lot of opportunities and a lot of other options readily available to them that we, as long as I’m the police chief of this city, I will expect my officers to take,” Acevedo said.The four officers fired were Sgt. Benjamin LeBlanc, who discharged two of the 21 shots; Omar Tapia, who discharged six; Patrick Rubio, who discharged six, and Luis Alvarado, who discharged seven.LeBlanc, a 12-year veteran of HPD, also fired the first two shots, and a fifth officer, Kevin Nguyen, fired one, for 24 total rounds. All five officers were placed on administrative leave following the shooting.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at Thursday’s press briefing that the incident “has dramatically affected many people in this city.”“This video is difficult to watch, and I have seen it several times,” he said. “It’s difficult to watch without questioning why the shooting happened in the end, and wishing the encounter could have ended differently and knowing that it should have had a different outcome.”He said that “for almost the entire time,” he found no fault in the police officers’ actions, but agreed that the final shooting was “not justified in this case.”“Mr. Chavez posed a threat to himself,” he said. “And he too could have lived and could have gotten the help that he desperately needed.”Getting choked up, Turner stressed that the decision to dismiss the officers “is not an indictment on HPD.”Joe Gamaldi, the president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, responded that the four officers were “fired today for a justified shooting,” and called the decision “unjust and deplorable.”“[Even] if you deescalate, retreat, follow policy, training and the law… you will still lose your job as a Houston Police Officer,” he said on Twitter.Acevedo had promised in April that the department would look into the incident following the release of cellphone footage that captured the barrage of 21 shots fired.The department’s Special Investigations Unit and Internal Affairs Division reviewed nearly 25 hours of footage from 39 videos, Acevedo said. In the nearly 17-minute compilation of several officers’ body-camera footage released Thursday, 911 calls reporting a man in distress walking through traffic on a highway and through residents’ yards are included. Chavez was distraught and “apparently suicidal,” the police chief said in the video.While addressing Chavez in a parking lot, officers can be heard ordering him to get on the ground. After he doesn’t comply, officers deploy bean bags and stun guns. Chavez appears to move toward one of the officers while holding a metal object, according to police. At that point, LeBlanc fires two shots, striking Chavez. Nguyen later fires a third.While on the ground, Chavez, who is visibly bloodied, throws the object and starts pulling a stun gun by its wires toward himself. He grabs it, at which point the four officers fire 21 shots. The stun gun was ultimately empty, though the officers said they were not aware of that, according to the police chief.“Let me be clear — it’s objectively not reasonable to utilize deadly force when a man’s already been shot multiple times, has been tased, has been on the ground, has shown that he really cannot get up,” Acevedo said Thursday. “I cannot defend that.”There were 28 officers on the scene, Acevedo noted.Chavez was transported to a local hospital, where he died, authorities said. The medical examiner later determined that Chavez had 29 wounds from bullets, skip rounds (bullets that struck the ground first) and bullet fragments entering and exiting, according to Acevedo.The autopsy revealed that Chavez had methamphetamine, amphetamine and ethanol in his system, according to Acevedo.Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement Thursday that her office is reviewing the incident and plans to present a case directly to a grand jury that will “determine whether the Houston police officers who shot Nicolas Chavez were justified or whether they committed a crime.”“I met with the mother, father and wife of Nicolas Chavez to listen to their concerns and personally assure them that our Civil Rights Division prosecutors will conduct a thorough, independent review of all the evidence in his death,” she said in the statement.In a press conference Thursday, Chavez’s mother, Leantha Chavez, said she was “elated” over the dismissal of the four officers, but called for them to be charged, according to the Houston Chronicle.“It’s very hard to be happy and sad about something so tragic,” she said, the paper reported.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Foraging ecology of albatrosses and petrels from South Georgia: two decades of insights from tracking technologies

first_img1. A wide range of instrumentation has been deployed on albatrosses and petrels at Bird Island, South Georgia, in studies dating back to the mid-1980s. Early results indicated the huge distances that albatrosses and large petrels travelled within the breeding season. More recent data show the capacity for sustained ground speeds >100 km h-1, taking advantage of the local wind field. Migrants can cover >750-950 km day-1; one grey-headed albatross circumnavigated the Southern Ocean in only 46 days.2. Improved coverage of different life-history stages and seasons has revealed striking variation in distribution in relation to seasonality of resources and reproductive constraints. There is often a degree of sexual segregation, and, typically, marked individual differences in primary wintering areas and timing of migration that persist from year to year.3. Although there is considerable inter-specific spatial segregation, habitat preferences can overlap, and the intensity of competition is then reduced by differences in behaviour (degree of nocturnal activity, diving capability and manoeuvrability). Migrants appear to avoid congeners and conspecifics from other populations mainly through differences in timing of movements.4. More detailed analyses of activity patterns suggest that birds adjust flight behaviour at multiple spatial scales. Albatrosses are much more active during daylight than darkness probably because they find it more difficult to locate prey at night. Nonetheless, a substantial proportion of prey may be captured in darkness using a sit-and-wait tactic. Use of stomach temperature probes also suggests a higher proportion of the diet consists of gelatinous organisms than is indicated from analyses of stomach contents collected at the colony.5. Many albatrosses and large petrels are experiencing widespread population declines. Tracking data that allow the determination of the degree of overlap between birds and fisheries, and hence potential vulnerability to bycatch, are of increasing conservation relevance.last_img read more

Antarctic temperature variability and change from station data

first_imgVariability and change in near‐surface air temperature at 17 Antarctic stations is examined using data from the SCAR READER database. We consider the relationships between temperature, and atmospheric circulation, sea ice concentration and forcing by the tropical oceans. All 17 stations have their largest inter‐annual temperature variability during the winter and the annual mean temperature anomalies are dominated by winter temperatures. The large inter‐annual temperature variability on the western Antarctic Peninsula has decreased over the instrumental period as sea ice has declined. Variability in the phase of the SAM exerts the greatest control of temperatures, although tropical Pacific forcing has also played a large part, along with local atmospheric circulation variability at some locations. The relationship of positive (negative) SAM and high (low) Peninsula and low (high) East Antarctic temperatures was not present before the mid‐1970s. Thirteen of the 17 stations have experienced a positive trend in their annual mean temperature over the full length of their record, with the largest being at Vernadsky (formerly Faraday) (0.46° ± 0.15 C dec−1) on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula. The deepening of the Amundsen Sea Low as a result of the more positive SAM and changes in the IPO and PDO have contributed to the warming of the Peninsula. Beyond the Antarctic Peninsula there has been little significant change in temperature. The two plateau stations had a small cooling from the late 1970s to the late 1990s consistent with the SAM becoming positive, but have subsequently warmed. During spring there has been an Antarctic‐wide warming, with all but one station having experienced an increase in temperature, although the only trends that were significant were at Vostok, Scott base, Vernadsky and Amundsen‐Scott. In this season much of the Peninsula/West Antarctic warming can be attributed to tropical Pacific forcing through the IPO/PDO.last_img read more

US Navy Awards HM&E Contract to AMSEC LLC

first_img View post tag: to View post tag: AMSEC Industry news View post tag: Naval US Navy Awards HM&E Contract to AMSEC LLC View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HME View post tag: LLC View post tag: awardscenter_img View post tag: Navy Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for functions related to integrated logistics support for Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) technical data development, maintenance and management services.The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract contains a base period with two one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to approximately $22 million.“AMSEC has more than 30 years of experience delivering complete logistics and HM&E services to the U.S. fleet,” said Harris Leonard, HII vice president and president of AMSEC operations. “We look forward to expanding our current support to carriers, surface ships, watercraft and submarines.”The contract is for electronic publishing, technical manual development, logistics engineering, planned maintenance system, supply and training development for HM&E logistics support.The work will be performed primarily at AMSEC’s Newport News location and at its work sites in Philadelphia; San Diego; Mayport, Fla.; Everett, Wash.; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. If all options are awarded, the work is expected to be completed by September 2014. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division, Philadelphia Detachment is the contracting activity.“We have an outstanding relationship with our customer that has developed over many years of providing them world-class logistics services, and we look forward to fostering that relationship,” said William Rumschlag, AMSEC’s division manager for work performed under this contract.AMSEC LLC is a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries. With approximately 2,000 employees in 27 locations nationwide and overseas, AMSEC is a full-service supplier to the Navy and commercial maritime industry, providing naval architecture and marine engineering, naval ship systems assessments, maintenance engineering, waterfront maintenance support, acquisition program support, shipyard industrial engineering and C4I installation and support services. AMSEC also provides life-cycle integrated logistics services, including technical manual development, provisioning documentation, spare parts management, training development and delivery, and software development.Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Employing nearly 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding​​ and Ingalls Shipbuilding​​.[mappress]Source: huntingtoningalls, September 21, 2011; View post tag: contract View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Awards HM&E Contract to AMSEC LLC September 21, 2011 Share this articlelast_img read more

HMS Westminster Hones Her Hunter-Killer Technique with Italian Navy

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Westminster Hones Her Hunter-Killer Technique with Italian Navy View post tag: Anti-Submarine Share this article September 3, 2013 HMS Westminster Hones Her Hunter-Killer Technique with Italian Navy View post tag: Naval A Royal Navy warship on deployment in the Mediterranean has been flexing her hunter-killer technique in an anti-submarine warfare exercise with the Italian Navy. HMS Westminster is working as part of the Navy’s Response Force Task Group which is on an annual deployment to the Med and then the Gulf that tests the flexibility and capability of the force.Part of their tasking includes working alongside NATO allies – and in Westminster’s case this came in the form of the Italian destroyer Francesco Mimbelli and submarine Salvatore Pelosi.Taking turns to practise hunting for each other, the sailors from both ships and the submarine were put through their paces in an action packed few days. As well as testing sensors and weapon skills, the exercise also tested the reactions of those on board.There was also the chance for some of the sailors to experience life on board a partner nation’s vessel. From HMS Westminster, Medical Officer Lieutenant Moira McLellan spent two days on Mimbelli.She said:“It was a very enjoyable visit and interesting to see the similarities in the day to day workings of both navies.Aside from the anti-submarine exercise, HMS Westminster has been busy preparing for a wide range of tasks including seamanship, flying, gunnery and boarding as part of her Cougar deployment and also in preparation for her operations further afield.HMS Westminster is due to leave the Cougar force before the end of their deployment and take up station in the Gulf as one of the Royal Navy’s long-standing commitments to the region.The Commanding Officer of HMS Westminster, Captain Hugh Beard, said:“The ship’s company of Westminster have been working hard as part of our Cougar 13 deployment and also in preparation for our future mission.“As a former Submarine Commanding Officer, I am a poacher-turned-gamekeeper and I have really enjoyed my experience with the capabilities of Westminster to try to defeat the Italian submarine Pelosi.”The ships of Cougar 13 will operate in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, and Horn of Africa.This annual deployment involves exercising with partner nations, and will show the UK Armed Forces’ capacity to project an effective maritime component anywhere in the world as part of the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group, commanded by Commodore Paddy McAlpine from the Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark.The RFTG is the United Kingdom’s high readiness maritime force, made up of ships, submarines, aircraft and a landing force of Royal Marines, at five days notice to act in response to any contingency tasking including humanitarian disaster relief or international military intervention.As well as HMS Westminster there are three other Royal Navy ships – HMS Bulwark, HMS Illustrious and HMS Montrose taking part as supported by five Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels.[mappress]Press Release, September 3, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Hunter-Killer View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Technique View post tag: Italian View post tag: HMS Training & Education View post tag: Hones View post tag: Westminster View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more