Local mixing events in the upper-troposphere and lower-stratosphere. Part I: detection with the Lyapunov diffusivity

first_imgA new diagnostic (the “Lyapunov diffusivity”) is presented that has the ability to quantify isentropic mixing in diffusion units and detects local mixing events by describing latitude-longitude variability. It is a hybrid diagnostic, combining the tracer-based effective diffusivity with the particle-based Lyapunov exponent calculation. Isentropic mixing on the 350-K surface shows that there is significant longitudinal variation to the strength of mixing at the northern subtropical jet, with a strong mixing barrier over Asia and the western Pacific, a weaker mixing barrier over the western Atlantic, and active mixing regions at the jet exits over the eastern Pacific and Atlantic.last_img

Serena Williams shares parenting tips ahead of Mother’s Day

first_imgMay 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Serena Williams shares parenting tips ahead of Mother’s Day FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPampers(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams was a self-described wild child who is now raising her own daughter, Alexis Olympia, who will turn 2 in September.“I have a wild child and it’s kind of an extension of myself,” Williams told ABC News’ Good Morning America in an interview that took place ahead of Mother’s Day. ” “I was a wild child. I like to have fun and I feel like being wild isn’t a bad thing.”The tennis superstar credits her inner wild child with helping her discover herself on the road to becoming a 23-time Grand Slam champion.“For me, being wild is about showing your curiosity, which I find to be very important in discovering who you are,” Williams said.She so fully embraces her own inner wild child, and her daughter’s, that she partnered with Pampers on a new program called “Born to Be Wild.”Here are four tips from Williams for parents who want to bring out the best in their wild children:1. Embrace it“My advice to parents that find themselves raising a wild child is to embrace your wild child,” said Williams. “For me, being wild is about showing your curiosity, which I find to be very important in discovering who you are.”2. Help channel their boldnessWilliams recently shared a funny video of Olympia banging her mom’s tennis rackets around the house. She said she wants to let Olympia explore on her own.“I think my parents allowed me to unleash my wild and my boldness by just throwing me on the tennis court,” said Williams, who became a pro tennis player as a young teenager.“With me, for Olympia, it probably won’t be the same thing,” she said. “I’m not going to throw her on the tennis court but I definitely feel like it’s good for her to discover who she is and what she wants to be and to have fun doing it.”3. Create a fun routineWilliams said her daily routine with Olympia starts with some “school work” and ends with dancing.“Now that she’s a little older, I started, you know, trying to teach her different words and stuff, so I call that ‘Professor Williams,’” she said. “She has class with Professor Williams, who she loves, or at least I hope she does.”“And then we have wild time. We play, we run, we jump. [Olympia is in her] Pampers 360 cruisers and she just literally goes around,” added Williams, noting the day usually ends in a mother-daughter dance session.“I let her have fun in a safe environment and that’s what it’s all about,” she said.4. Find a supportive communityInstead of hiding her questions as a first-time mom and her struggle to balance career and parenthood, Williams has turned them into a chance to bond with and help other moms.She uses the #ThisMomma hashtag to encourage other moms to speak out too.“It’s been really cool because I literally have time to just talk and say, ‘Listen, I’m feeling bad today,’ or ‘I missed my baby’s walking,’” Williams said. “And then this community is great because then we talk about it and share our feelings.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Nissan apprenticeships harder than a place at Oxford

first_imgResearch conducted by Lord Adonis suggests that Nissan apprenticeships have become more competitive than a place at Oxford University.The report, “More and Better Jobs: North-East International” revealed that with 1,000 applications for 20 places, the candidate’s chance of success is just 2%.By contrast, Oxford receives on average 17,200 applications for 3,200 places, giving an approximately 18% chance of a place. In fact, in recent years, Oxford has seen a slight decline in applications – down 5% from 2010 to 2011.However, as well as highlighting the quality of the apprenticeship programme offered by Nissan, these statistics also draw attention to a lack of opportunities in the vocational sector. Adonis commented that “Nissan’s apprenticeship programme is regarded as one of the best in the country so you would expect to see it oversubscribed, but it is scandalous that so few apprenticeship places are available at companies across this region.”He hopes to create 13,000 apprenticeships in the North-East every year in order to “get young people on the road to a job, not the road to the dole.” His research focused specifically on the North-East: he is keen to see a higher proportion of the population going on the higher education as well as vocational work.Claiming that these internships are harder than Oxford University could be a controversial statement. However, on closer inspection, it seems that they were a provocative statement rather than a genuine comparison between the two institutions. His allegation that “The competition for places is unbelievably fierce, more even than for Oxford University’ is more to do with numbers than application process.Quality and quantity are not necessarily synonymous, as confirmed by Adam Tyndell, Lord Adonis’s Assistant who alleged that “Andrew was referring to the number of applicants per place, only.”Jonathon Metzer, Co-Chair of Oxford University Labour Club, was supportive of Adonis’ research. “Lord Adonis is absolutely right to highlight the need to expand apprenticeships so that there are clear pathways to success for less academically-inclined people and I strongly hope that his ideas will gather cross-party support.”Metzer also confirmed that Adonis will be speaking at the OULC on Monday of 3rd Week.last_img read more

Neymar leads PSG to Champions League quarter final

first_img Loading… Those supporters brandished flares as the team bus arrived before the game and sang and set off fireworks throughout the match. Mbappe was only named among the substitutes after struggling with illness and even undergoing a test for coronavirus in the build-up to the game. The France striker missed two training sessions this week with a sore throat and a fever. His test for COVID-19 came up negative. His absence from the starting line-up was just the latest blow for coach Thomas Tuchel, who was also without the suspended Marco Verratti and injured centre-back Thiago Silva. That meant Edinson Cavani and Pablo Sarabia started through the middle of the attack, while Argentine international Leandro Paredes was selected in midfield. Cavani was denied the opener in the 25th minute when Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki stretched out a leg to tip his shot around the post. The opening goal followed soon after, with Angel Di Maria swinging in a corner from the right and Neymar stealing in front of his marker to stoop and head in from close range. The PSG supporters outside the ground responded to the Brazilian’s second goal in the tie by exploding more fireworks in celebration. Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard tried their luck from outside the area for Dortmund but PSG scored again in first-half stoppage time. This time Di Maria laid the ball out to Sarabia on the right side of the box, and his low driven ball was diverted into the far corner by Bernat. Di Maria nearly scored another in the second half from a free-kick before Mbappe came on with just under half an hour remaining. Dortmund were only one goal away from forcing extra time but rarely troubled Keylor Navas in the home goal and Can saw a straight red card with a minute left for throwing Neymar to the ground. The Brazilian was also booked following that incident along with Di Maria, now watching from the dugout and who will miss the quarter-final first leg as a result. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Paris Saint-Germain shrugged off having to play in an empty stadium as Neymar set the French club on their way to a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night that took them into the Champions League quarter-finals 3-2 on aggregate. PSG came into the game at the Parc des Princes needing to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Germany, but Neymar’s 28th-minute header put them ahead on the night in the second leg amid a surreal atmosphere, as banned supporters gathered outside the ground instead. Neymar celebrates putting PSG ahead against Borussia Dortmund as captain Marquinhos gives chase Juan Bernat then deflected in a Pablo Sarabia assist to make it 2-0 and PSG – for whom Kylian Mbappe was only fit enough to appear as a substitute – go through to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2016. The victory breaks a run of three straight exits in the first knockout round of the competition, at the hands of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. Indeed Dortmund are just the fourth team PSG have defeated in a Champions League knockout tie since the Qatari takeover in 2011, following wins against Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea, the latter on two occasions. However, their opponents were disappointing, with Erling Braut Haaland never looking like repeating his first-leg heroics when he netted twice. They finished the game with 10 men as Emre Can was sent off late on. This was one of several Champions League matches this week and next being played out in an empty stadium after authorities banned fans from attending due to the coronavirus outbreak. – Fireworks outside ground – However, PSG fans still congregated in significant numbers outside the stadium despite the French government banning all gatherings of more than 1,000 people.center_img PSG fans were prevented from entering the stadium for their team’s game against Borussia Dortmund so many instead gathered immediately outside the ground, singing and setting off fireworks Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Handsome Indian Actors8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90s6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Belast_img read more