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Psyops Prep Reflected in New Military Unit

first_img Facebook Twitter By Mok Yong Jae – 2011.01.06 4:22pm AvatarMok Yong Jae RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) have announced that they are to establish a “Psychological Warfare Unit.” According to JCS yesterday, the new unit is part of restructuring to realize effective command and prepare for the shift of wartime operational control from the U.S. in 2015.The Psychological Warfare Unit has an operations unit, psychological warfare unit, martial law unit, and overseas deployment unit within its structure.Evaluating the move, experts say it seems to be a way to ensure full readiness for psychological warfare against North Korea.During a phone interview with The Daily NK, Baek Seung Ju of the Center for Security and Strategy in Korea Institute for Defense Analysis explained, “The establishment of Psychological Warfare Unit should not be taken as the South Korean government getting actively involved in psychological warfare against North Korea. However,” he added, “since North Korea constantly makes military provocations, we are making arrangements for psychological warfare readiness.”Lee Sang Hyun, the Director of the Security Studies Program at the Sejong Institute commented, “The South Korean government only made preparations for psychological warfare against North Korea; they did not actually do it. It was passive. The establishment of this psychological warfare unit can be seen as preparation to carry out psychological warfare against North Korea more actively.”However, Lee added with some frustration, “As North Korea’s military provocations are intensifying, the military is not looking to psychological warfare, which is the most effective utilizable tool against North Korea.” Regardless, he conceded, “Since psychological warfare against North Korea must not lead to an attack from North Korea nor escalation, control of the level of psychological warfare is required.”Meanwhile, JCS also announced that the ratio of Army, Navy, and Air Force within the Joint Chiefs of Staff will change from 2.4:1:1 to 2.2:1.1:1, decreasing Army personnel and increasing that of the Air Force for the reinforcement of cooperation and to display combined fighting strength. Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion center_img Analysis & Opinion SHARE Psyops Prep Reflected in New Military Unit Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

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U.S. economy shows improvement at year end

James Langton Household debt-to-income ratio fell in first quarter: Statscan RBC notes that consumer spending activity was generally favourable, manufacturing activity was reported to be continuing its steady overall expansion, and lending activity edged up. However, residential real estate markets are only seen as holding steady “at very low levels”, commercial real estate markets remained soft, and hiring was reported as being “limited” in most sectors. Indeed, TD Economics notes that despite the signs of improving momentum, the report also “offers a reminder that the market for owner occupied housing is still in a depression. Given the pivotal role housing plays in the economy – including building, financing and furnishing – this remains a big impediment to a full fledged recovery.” TD says that it believes the Fed is likely to continue experimenting with policy tools targeted at housing. “This year, for example, the Fed is poised to purchase roughly $200 billion of mortgage bonds with the proceeds of maturing agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities. Also, last week the Fed took the unusual step of sending Congress a policy brief on the nation’s foreclosure crisis.” Moreover, it’s not expected to move off its stimulative policy position with housing markets still crippled. “The Beige Book’s anecdotal assessment of the US economy indicates that the general sentiment within the economy has improved along side the recent pickup in the activity data,” RBC says, but it adds that with hiring and housing both remaining weak, and no sign of inflation, “the Fed will be in no rush to pull back from its stimulative policy stance”. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media A U.S. Federal Reserve Board report points to an economic recovery that is much improved from last summer’s slump, but still faces hurdles, most notably the housing market. RBC Economics says that the Fed’s Beige Book report released Wednesday indicates most districts saw “more favourable conditions” at the end of the 2011, with all 12 Fed districts noting some degree of improvement. “This represents an upgrade from the last report in which the pace of growth was characterized as ‘slow to moderate’ and one district reported a decline in activity,” it says. Economy lost 68,000 jobs in May Keywords Economic indicatorsCompanies Federal Reserve Board Leading indicators signal steady rebound: OECD read more

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Wards of the State Should be Given Automatic Membership in 4-H Clubs – Grant

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Senator Norman Grant, has recommended that the more than 5,000 children currently under the care of the State, be afforded automatic membership to the 4-H Clubs, so that they may benefit from the programmes and projects offered by the organization.Senator Grant made this proposal while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the Jamaica 4-H Clubs and the Child Development Agency (CDA), at the Ministry of Health, recently.“I would like to see as a move under this MOU.the 5,000 children who are under the auspices of the CDA.be given immediate status as 4-H clubbites and therefore, benefit from the programmes that are promoted by the Movement,” he stressed.The MOU serves to formalize the partnership which exists between the 4-H Clubs and the CDA, by providing the framework within which both organizations can further collaborate, especially as it relates to the expansion of programmes offered by the 4-H Clubs into more Children’s Homes.Senator Grant said that the incorporation of wards of the State within the 4-H Clubs would fall within the context of the MOU, and it would ensure that children, upon leaving the care of the CDA, are equipped with skills which they could use to enhance their own development.“The MOU will, among other things, encourage, promote, and support the programmes of both organizations as well as increase access to training for disenfranchised youth in order to provide them with skills,” he pointed out.In addition, he said that the MOU has outlined that both entities commit themselves to, “promoting the welfare of children in the care of the State and safeguarding them from abuse through the provision of advocacy and education”.In her comments, Executive Director of the CDA, Alison Anderson said that she was pleased to partner with the 4-H Clubs in ensuring that wards of the State, like other children, were afforded opportunities which would enhance their development.“In terms of the benefits that can be reaped from inter-agency collaboration and partnerships, one of the things that we must always recognize is that this is really about ensuring the safety, security, growth and development of our children,” she emphasized. “It is very important that as the government agency responsible for children, we feel that when they leave our care they are independent, goal oriented and skilled and we believe that this MOU will strengthen our capacity to enable us to fulfil this mandate,” she added.Celebrating its 66th anniversary, the Jamaica 4-H Clubs is one of the leading youth organizations in Jamaica with a membership of more than 67,000 clubbites. The organization can be found in a number of schools, community and church clubs and more recently, in Children’s Homes.The Movement has a number of programmes and projects, including its flagship Agricultural and Home Economics Training Programmes; the 4-H Environmental Challenge and Entrepreneurial Training Programmes; the Leadership Training & Developmental Programme and the Tractor Operation & Maintenance Programme. RelatedWards of the State Should be Given Automatic Membership in 4-H Clubs – Grant RelatedWards of the State Should be Given Automatic Membership in 4-H Clubs – Grantcenter_img Wards of the State Should be Given Automatic Membership in 4-H Clubs – Grant UncategorizedSeptember 14, 2006 RelatedWards of the State Should be Given Automatic Membership in 4-H Clubs – Grantlast_img read more

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New Countryside Code launched to help people enjoy outdoors

first_imgNew Countryside Code launched to help people enjoy outdoors A new, refreshed Countryside Code has been launched today by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the creation of the founding booklet.With more people enjoying the outdoors than ever before, the code has been revised to help people enjoy countryside in a safe and respectful way.The first Countryside Code booklet was published in 1951. This update – the first in over a decade – has been shaped by nearly 4,000 stakeholder responses to an online survey, which sought views on best practices for visiting the countryside and protecting the natural environment and saw a huge response.Changes include advice on creating a welcoming environment, for example by saying hello to fellow visitors; clearer rules to underline the importance of clearing away dog poo; staying on footpaths; and not feeding livestock. It also provides advice on how to seek permissions for activities such as wild swimming.Key changes to the Countryside Code include:New advice for people to ‘be nice, say hello, share the space’ as well as ‘enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory’.A reminder not to feed livestock, horses or wild animals.To stay on marked footpaths, even if they are muddy, to protect crops and wildlife.Information on permissions to do certain outdoor activities, such as wild swimming.Clearer rules for dog walkers to take home dog poo and use their own bin if a there are no public waste bins.A refreshed tone of voice, creating a guide for the public rather than a list of rules – recognising the significant health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature.New wording to make clear that the code applies to all our natural places, including parks and waterways, coast and countryside.Natural England Chair Tony Juniper said:The Countryside Code has been providing an excellent guide for people on how to get out and enjoy the outdoors safely for over 70 years.With more people than ever before seeking solace in nature, this refresh could not come at a more crucial time. We want everyone to be aware of the Code, so people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy the invaluable health and wellbeing benefits that nature offers, while giving it the respect it deserves.Rural Affairs Minister Lord Gardiner said:With so many people visiting the countryside, the Countryside Code has never felt more relevant. Crucially it now covers all green spaces, waterways, the coast and even parks in towns and cities, so that everyone, as we lift restrictions, can enjoy a greener future.I’d like to thank Natural England and all the many stakeholders who helped shape this updated version. It is an excellent guide and I urge visitors to nature – old and new – to follow its advice.Ahead of the Easter weekend and the easing of some lockdown restrictions it is expected to be bumper period for visitors to the countryside. In the summer of 2020, the Countryside Code was updated to respond to issues that were being raised during lockdown, such as an increase in littering and sheep worrying by dogs. Today’s refresh aims to help everyone enjoy parks and open spaces in a safe way, whilst encouraging them to look after our natural environments and the livelihoods of those who work there.The pandemic has changed people’s relationships with nature. Evidence from Natural England shows the importance of nature to people’s health and wellbeing, with 85% of people surveyed saying that being in nature makes them happy.Natural England’s People and Nature survey findings however show some groups have been able to spend more time in nature than others. Promotion of the refreshed Code will aim to tackle those inequalities and encourage more inclusive access to nature for minority communities and those with diverse physical and sensory needs. This will be done via targeted stakeholder and media promotion, and through partnership work such as Natural England’s work with the Mosaic Charity to encourage people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to access the Peak District National Park, and the recently announced green social prescribing sites.As part of today’s announcement, Natural England are also setting up a long-term Countryside Code campaign to increase awareness of the Code through 2021 and beyond. The campaign will focus on encouraging behavioural change amongst public audiences to act responsibly when visiting outdoors, by respecting those who manage the land and adhering to the Code.The updated Countryside Code can be viewed here. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anniversary, Asia, Asian, campaign, charity, Easter, environment, Government, livestock, lockdown, Minister, National Park, pandemic, resources, spending, UK, UK Government, wellbeing, wildlifelast_img read more

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Research shows promising advances to lower-cost, durable smart window technology

first_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Google PlusShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Read the new paper in Joule, published today Tinting allows for more natural light through home windows while still maintaining privacy and has positive implications for energy reduction and HVAC control in the home or office.PhD candidate and McGehee lab member Tyler Hernandez is the first author on the paper and that the team has already made a 1 square-foot window using this process. They are currently running stability and other tests and the initial results indicate long-term durability of the with no evidence of electrode etching which degrades the overall performance and is a big drawback to other versions on the market.Car manufactures are also interested in the technology while airplane manufacture Boeing already uses electrochromic windows on their 787 Dreamliner. McGehee speculates that other application areas might include cycling glasses or ski goggles that shift with the quickly changing light conditions.“This is a question and process my group has been looking into for some time now,” he said. “This paper addresses many of the problems this technology has faced, and we think there is a lot of opportunity going forward.” Categories:news Learn morecenter_img Video: Meet Professor Michael McGehee By Josh Rhoten • Published: June 5, 2020 Professor Mike McGehee and students working in the lab.Researchers at CU Boulder have developed an improved method for controlling smart tinting on windows that could make them cheaper, more effective and more durable than current options on the market. The research, led by Professor Mike McGehee in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, is described in a new paper this week in Joule and uses a reversible metal electrodeposition process that is different from the current industry standards.“What we are doing is building an electrochemical cell. We have a transparent electrode and an electrode with metal ions. By switching the voltage, the thin plate metal blocks the light,” he said. “It’s not at all how other people are achieving the same effect.”The paper explains in detail how metal can be electroplated onto a transparent electrode to block light and then stripped to make the window transparent again by manipulating the voltage. It specifically explores how various electrolytes can be used with different supporting anions to achieve the desired results. McGehee said smart window technology allows users to adjust the amount of sunlight and heat entering through home or windows without blocking views. Tinting allows for more natural light through home windows while still maintaining privacy and has positive implications for energy reduction and HVAC control in the home or office. Despite the appeal, dynamic windows have yet to achieve extensive commercialization because of many of the problems this paper addresses.For example, this new process ultimately results in a more desirable neutral color of glass than other technologies and allows for any transparency adjustment all the way from 80 percent tinted down to 0 percent or fully transparent. Whereas many of the windows on the market can only provide up to 70 percent tinting. This transition can be done quickly as well, with 60 percent contrast happening in less than 3 minutes.The final product is also likely to be less expensive to create than existing technologies. McGehee said potential cost savings were hard to gauge but producing windows with this technology doesn’t require large special tools and has a high throughput – meaning the glass can be manufactured rapidly. McGehee group’s research on perovskite solar cells last_img read more

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City services: What’s opening soon?

first_imgHomeBusinessCity services: What’s opening soon? Aug. 03, 2020 at 6:00 amBusinessCovid-19FeaturedNewsCity services: What’s opening soon?Brennon Dixson10 months agoCity Hallcity servicesCOVID-19reopeningssmmusdSanta Monica City Hall (File photo) City Hall remains closed but some of Santa Monica’s essential services and departments are planning to open this week.“We want to be sure that residents know that all of our departments are working to keep the community clean and safe, to provide essential services, and to expedite safe and sustained economic recovery while City Hall is closed,” city spokesperson Constance Farrell said. “I know it’s hard for residents to track the closing and reopening of city programs and services, but here is a current roundup and a quick reference for what’s available and soon reopening.”All reopening plans are subject to change at the direction of LA County Public Health and the State of California, but the City is closely monitoring the seven-day average of COVID-19 cases and testing positivity rate, “which is currently at 8.4% countywide, to make adjustments to our plans,” Farrell added, before detailing the latest information on the Cove Skate Park, Santa Monica Swim Center, Pico market, and curbside pickup at library branches.RecreationThe Cove Skate Park at Memorial Park is expected to reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 4, for Monday through Saturday operations. Safe reopening plans for the Santa Monica Swim Center are also in progress as an opening is currently planned for the week of Aug. 10, Farrell said, mentioning the swim center will operate Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only.“We have issued permits for surf camps and beach yoga classes, in accordance with LA County requirements,” Farrell said, stating all outdoor licensed fitness instructors have also been asked to bring their services in alignment with public health guidelines.Beach parking lots are open and so is the Santa Monica Pier for physically distanced strolling. Tennis courts at Ocean View, Reed Park, Memorial Park, Clover Park, Douglas Park, Los Amigos Park, Marine Park are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and no reservations will be taken for the courts. The East Court At Colorado Center Park can be booked though by visiting Bookmycourt.com.Learning and Enrichment.The Santa Monica Public Library has already resumed services through contactless pickup service at the Main branch, and curbside pickup will begin at the Pico branch on Wednesday, Aug. 5.Fall direct services programs at CREST, PAL and Virginia Avenue Park are in the planning stage, and city officials expect more information to be available for residents in the next two weeks.Housing and FoodThe City’s Below Market Housing waitlist is still open, and opportunities are available, particularly for households earning moderate income, seniors, and individuals living with a disability. Visit santamonica.gov/housing-apply.The Downtown Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the Pico market is slated for reopening sometime in August, according to Farrell. School-aged children can receive free summer lunches at Virginia Avenue Park through Aug.14 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.The COVID-19 Emergency Pantry at Virginia Avenue Park in partnership with the Westside Food Pantry offers pre-assembled food bags to low-income Santa Monica residents and/or families with children enrolled in SMMUSD schools as well. Residents only need to schedule an appointment by calling 424-410-1354 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Residents are invited to learn more about the expected reopenings by visiting the website www.santamonica.gov/coronavirus-reopenings, Farrell said, “where all of our facility and service information is kept up-to-date.”[email protected] :City Hallcity servicesCOVID-19reopeningssmmusdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentCaltrans Repaves Roadway with Recycled Plastic BottlesParents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surgeYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agolast_img read more

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Yahoo talks up mobile, but revenue “not material”

first_img Related Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 29 JAN 2014 Previous ArticleAT&T sees data revenue growth but competition loomsNext ArticleVodafone, Verizon shareholders approve megadeal Steve Costello Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, talked up the company’s mobile growth, although it came with the caveat that in the context of its whole business, “our mobile revenue is still not material”.In the company’s results conference call, the executive described mobile as a “huge driver of growth”, noting that the company passed 400 million monthly mobile users in Q4 2013. This represents around half of the users seen on the Yahoo network in total.She also said that its mobile team has grown from under 100 people to around 500 staff over the course of a year.And addressing the ability to make cash from these users, she observed: “We believe there are some ad products that have the potential to monetise better on mobile than on the desktop. Basically, when you look at ads that are specifically designed for the mobile experience, we believe we can outperform what we have seen in traditional display.”“We remain confident that there is a big opportunity for Yahoo and we will continue to focus and invest in mobile monetisation in 2014,” she continued.Mayer has already made a big deal of Yahoo’s mobile progress this year, using a keynote speech at CES 2014 to air the 400 million number.On a group level, the company reported a net income of $351.7 million, up 28.5 per cent, on revenue of $1.3 billion, down 5.9 per cent.Its display ad revenue was $553 million for the quarter, a 6 per cent decrease year-on-year, while its search revenue was $464 million, down 4 per cent. Yahoo tests invite-only messaging service Verizon faces half of $50M Yahoo breach settlement Home Yahoo talks up mobile, but revenue “not material” Verizon bid to block Yahoo user lawsuits fails Tags FinancialYahoolast_img read more

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South Sudan approves two mobile money services

first_img mobile money Ethiopian PM counts cost of mobile money restriction Tags Related Previous ArticlePlaytika diversifies with $100M Wooga buyNext ArticleIndia anti-spam app finally makes it to App Store Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 DEC 2018 Home South Sudan approves two mobile money services MTN expects fintech spin-off within a year Chris Donkin South Sudan’s communications authority issued its first two licences for nationwide mobile money services in an attempt to reduce the country’s heavy reliance on physical cash.Newswire Xinhua reported Trinity Technologies would be awarded one of two licences from the National Communication Authority (NCA) alongside one, as yet unidentified, party. As a result any local unlicensed operations currently running are being shut down.Prior to the launch of licensed services, consumers in the country’s capital of Juba were able to transfer cash using a platform created by MTN Uganda and Safaricom’s m-Pesa. These services were initially created to allow remittance from neighbouring countries.Trinity Technologies already provides financial services technology in South Sudan and has sister companies in a number of other industries related to the country’s infrastructure.NCA director general Ladu Wani Kenyi said the introduction of mobile money services would reduce the need for consumers to carry cash.South Sudan has a relatively low mobile penetration rate with GSMA intelligence estimating the nation had 1.2 million unique subscribers in Q3, against a population estimated by the UN at 13 million. Numbers are split fairly evenly between its two operators MTN and Zain.A third player, Vivacell, quit the market in Q1 following a row with authorities, while both MTN and Zain have been negatively impacted by hyperinflation in the country since 2016. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Airtel Africa taps Mastercard in latest money unit sale Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more last_img read more

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Even with Record February, Northwest Montana’s Snowpack Still Lowest in State

first_img Email Despite record-breaking snow in February, Northwest Montana still has the lowest snowpack in the state and is lagging behind the historical median, while the rest of the state is above, often well above, normal for this time of year.That data is according to the latest monthly snowpack report from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which also notes “there is still time for improvement” in below-average basins.The Kootenai River basin had the state’s lowest snow-water equivalent in the report, as measured on March 1, at 91 percent of normal, while the Flathead River basin was slightly better at 93 percent. Last year at this time, the Flathead was at 138 percent.By the morning of March 7, those figures had fallen to 86 in the Kootenai and 91 in the Flathead, although it’s unclear if the measurements had accounted for the day’s new snowfall. By comparison, the Upper Yellowstone, Gallatin and Madison basins as of early March 7 were at 119, 125 and 126 percent, respectively.The NRCS report notes that snow hit the entire state hard in February, and was “especially impressive in some southern and central regions.”“Sixteen NRCS snowpack measurement locations set new records for February snowfall in central and southern Montana, and an additional 13 sites recorded the second highest monthly totals,” said Lucas Zukiewicz, water supply specialist for the NRCS.Kalispell also broke its all-time record for February snowfall with 33.2 inches, according to the National Weather Service.The heavy snow was enough in most basins to make up for the state’s dry December and January, but while it helped in Northwest Montana, the boost wasn’t enough to catch up to the median. In addition to Kootenai and Flathead, other basins still under normal are Lower Clark Fork, St. Mary-Milk, and Sun-Teton-Marias.“Streamflow forecasts in these regions reflect the lack of fall precipitation and below normal snowpack on March 1,” Zukiewicz said.Streamflow forecasts issued for April 1 through July 31 indicate near to above average seasonal volumes in many areas across southern Montana, according to the NRCS, but are slightly below average in some northern basins, including the Flathead and Kootenai.The NRCS encourages water users to look at their river basin of interest for individual point forecasts, which can vary widely within a major river basin. For example, the Mission Valley and Little Bitterroot-Ashley sub-basin areas were actually at or above average for snow-water equivalent as of March 1, while all surrounding sub-basin areas within the greater Flathead basin were below.“Most of the annual streamflow in the Western United States originates as snowfall that has accumulated high in the mountains during winter and early spring,” the NRCS notes.The NRCS measures snowpack in terms of snow-water equivalent, defined as “the amount of liquid water contained within the snowpack.”“In other words, it is the amount of water that will be released from the snowpack when it melts,” the NRCS states.Snow-water equivalent is used instead of snow depth because the primary interest is water supply during the spring and summer, when farmers are irrigating, outdoor recreationists are playing on rivers and lakes and water managers are monitoring reservoir levels.The NRCS points out “there is still plenty of winter and spring left to come.” Snowpack in the state typically peaks in early April west of the Continental Divide and in mid to late April east of the divide.“We have another month or two of snow accumulation to go, and it can be an important couple of months to top things off before we start to see snowmelt and runoff,” Zukiewicz said. “We’re back on the right track, so let’s hope that the snow keeps flying and the above average temperatures don’t show back up before then.”For more information, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/mt/snow. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

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Derry – Dublin air service to be raised with Transport Minister

first_img By admin – September 28, 2016 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Transport Minster Shane Ross will be asked this afternoon to provide funding for City of Derry Airport, and in particular, to support a Public Service Obligation subsidy to restore a service between Derry and Dublin.The issue is being raised on the Commencement Debate by Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/podcod1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Derry – Dublin air service to be raised with Transport Minister Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleKenny Shiels and Ronan Curtis on Derry’s draw with Shamrock RoversNext articleIBEC NW highlights need for more infrastructural investment admin WhatsApplast_img read more

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