At Rothera Research Station (67.3°S, 68.1°W), Antarctica, 296 h of day and nighttime Fe-Boltzmann temperature lidar data were accumulated in 2003. During this time, sporadic iron layers (FeS) were observed with an annual average occurrence probability of 14%. The peak altitude of the FeS layers was highest during the summer, with a fitted value of 103 km while during the winter the layer decreased in height to 90 km with an annual average of 97 km. The atmospheric temperature perturbations and potential energy density profiles computed from the same lidar data exhibited increased temperature but constant-with-height potential energy density when sporadic Fe layer occurred. Once sporadic Fe layers disappeared, the potential energy density decreased with height, indicating an energy loss due to atmospheric gravity wave breaking. These results suggest a link between FeS and atmospheric dynamics.
Speaking just three weeks ago after signing his new Spain contract, the former Porto boss said: “I’m grateful for the confidence placed in me and in my staff.“I wasn’t losing any sleep regarding a new contract as we all know that football is uncertain. We are very happy with what we have done so far. We’ve worked very hard the past two years and we will continue to do so.”Lopetegui’s last club job saw him take charge of Porto, being relieved of his duties after just 18 months after falling out of the Champions League group stage and leading the club to just third place in the league at the turn of the year.His only club job before that was a brief stint at Rayo Vallecano in 2003, having spent most of the last decade floating around the Spain setup – currently managing Real stars Isco, Dani Carvajal, Marco Asensio, Nacho, Sergio Ramos and Lucas Vazquez, all of whom are in Spain’s World Cup squad.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram â€‹Real Madrid has confirmed Spain coach Julen Lopetegui as Zinedine Zidane’s successor, the 51-year-old taking over Los Blancos after the World Cup.The veteran manager has signed a three-year deal at the Bernabeu, just weeks after extending his contract with the Spanish national side to the end of the 2020 European Championships.Lopetegui is one of very few players to feature for both â€‹Real Madrid and â€‹Barcelona in his club career, and coached Los Blancos’ B team around a decade ago. read more
The African Sports Tourism Summit & Olympic Round Table which co-headlines the African Sports Tourism Week Ghana 2019 will witness the convergence of sports federations/commissions/councils, Olympic committees, tourism boards, tour operators and other stakeholders from both sports and tourism landscapes.They will be cross-breeding ideas and exchange a hand of fellowship, towards an Africa where the sport is seen and approached as tourism.It will hold at Oak Plaza Hotels in Accra Ghana, on the 19th – 20th of September, 2019.On the list of speakers are Juliet Bauwah, Dev Govindjee, Geoff Wilson, Tafadzwa Mapanzure and Abi Ijasanmi.Juliet Bauwah is a renowned sports journalist, broadcaster and founder of African Women’s Sports Summit. She’s a contributor to a number of popular sports media including BBC and Goal.com.Dev Govindjee is a South African cricket legend who played in 45 first-class matches for Eastern Province between 1971 and 1983. He worked with International Cricket Council for more than a decade. He is currently an international match referee.A member of the board at Tourism Northern Ireland – Geoff Wilson runs his own marketing and communications consultancy business, with a focus primarily on the sport.Previously Head of Marketing and Communications (Irish FA), he was responsible for public relations, commercial programmes, brand development and communication to fans.Geoff works with the likes of FIFA, UEFA, AFC, FIBA, and other global sports organizations in a wide range of areas from strategic planning, marketing, and communications, digital, fan engagement, public affairs and knowledge sharing/exchange programmes.In addition, Geoff consults with a number of sports tech companies in the CRM, eSports, wearable and fans engagement space. Geoff is a part-time lecturer in marketing at Queen’s University Belfast and is Chair of Netball Northern Ireland.Tafadzwa Mapanzure is a sports industry consultant with years of experience in sports marketing in the Southern Africa region.Abi Ijasanmi was one of the first female agents negotiating salaries, endorsements and media deals for US Basketball players in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. A Commercial Lawyer with over 10 years of business development experience, she joined Trans-Atlantic Sports marketing as an intern in 1998 and in 2001 became responsible for representing talent in markets as diverse as Lebanon, Italy, Lithuania, and France.Overseeing players, teams and media relations, and her efforts made it possible for players to venture into unknown territories and command professional fees. Abi spearheaded the women’s division for TASM, the first of its kind in Europe.A confident negotiator, Abi is an accomplished closer with demonstrable experience of building partnership and constructive relationships within international markets.Her legal/commercial skill set enables her to operate at both the strategic and operational levels to help clients focus their resources and expand their revenue base.With an ability to identify new opportunities and a passion for the potential of African Basketball, Abi has positioned herself as an intermediary for international investors focusing on basketball on the African continent.In 2006, Abi’s expertise was called upon by Olympic Gold Medalist, Tessa Sanderson to provide legal and marketing consultancy to her newly created sports academy for the London’s 2012 games.She’s currently Director for Africa at DiamondAir International.Speaking on the event, Deji Ajomale-McWord, President of African Sports Tourism Week, said “our goal is to increase the gross domestic products of African nations, through better delivered sporting events and sports holiday. Sports can only be best commodified through experiences that only hospitality and tourism can tailor.We will be moving to different African nations, year in year out, conduct the marriage of sports and tourism and watch over their romance to ensure it produces offspring of socio-economic gains.Our theme for this year is ‘Aligning Sports Tourism with Sustainable Development Goals’ and we shall be discussing other topics bordering on the bidding process, why Africa isn’t attracting enough sporting events and commodifying sports holiday in Africa”.Interested participants can register here: https://forms.gle/6Ggc7tKhJbZ3dGj19. read more
PSC Golf from Mulligans LakesideTuesday, Jan. 26, The Emerald – StablefordTuesday was our monthly visit down to Emerald, with the course generally in ok condition; the greens were glassy from above the hole, leaving a few tricky comebackers. Mulligan’s good ol’ boys – Jim & Bob.Thursday, Jan. 28, Mt. Shadow – StablefordMountain Shadow was our Thursday venue, with the course in good condition, and although the greens were not quite as fearsome as they can be at times, they still presented a challenge for all.Jeff Wylie (7) after a slow start, best dealt with the conditions to sign for 34 points. Next best was a happy Willem Lasonder (21) with 31 points, his lowest tally for a few games, when he has been beaten out of the prize money. Just goes to show, amateur golf is very much a day to day proposition.Willem & Jeff (2) again showed the way with the NTPs, while 1 went uncl;aimed resulting in a donation to Banglamung Boys Home.It was nice to see David & Elizabeth Middleton come back for a game, while on holidays visiting their son.Note: Mulligans Lakeside plays golf generally on Tuesday & Thursday, with ML hosting prompt presentations on both days. Call 089 094 1841 for scheduling or enquiries. Hope to see you there, cheers & good golfing! Bob Edwards (10) maintained his form, not missing a collect since his arrival, with a 35 pointer, which included a couple of par 3 birdies, courtesy of some nice putts. Jim Federspiel (14) just edged the recently unlucky Willem on count back of the last 6 holes 13/10 for second spot after both signed for 33 points. Willem gained some consolation with a NTP, along with Jeff (2) & Jim. read more
2nd Dave Richardson (26) 40pts3rd Mike Winfield (21) 38pts4th Daryl Evans (21) 38pts5th Tientong Charoenrung (19) 37pts It was Pleasant Valley today after a very wet weekend in Pattaya, the trip there taking 43 minutes and after checking in the starter put us off the 10th tee as the first hole had about 2 groups waiting and this saved us 25 minutes of hanging around for our tee time.The weather was overcast and humid and the course was wet but very playable as the scores reflect.Dave Neal was the winner on a count back from Dave Richardson in second, both with 40 points, while Mike Winfield took third on a count back from Daryl Evans, both on 38 points and the lady Tientong Charoenrung came in fifth with 37.Once back in the clubhouse, after a quick round of 4 hours, welcomes went out to Eddie Kost from Australia, Oddur Olafsson from Iceland and Marco Beer from Switzerland.Thursday, Sept. 20, Plutaluang W&N – Stableford1st Mike Winfield (21) 38pts2nd Doug Maiko (17) 37pts3rd Kristin Helgason (17) 33pts4th Oddur Olafsson (12) 30ptsThe Royal Thai Navy’s Plutaluang west and north loops were the challenge today and we teed off 35 minutes early on West 1 under partly sunny skies and in humid conditions.The course on the day was very tidy despite the wet conditions of the past week.Mike Winfield was the winner today with 38 points ahead of Doug Maiko in second on 37 , Kristin Helgason third with 33, and Oddur Olafsson fourth on a count back over Dave Richardson, both on 30 points.After a round of 4 hours and 35 minutes, escaping the rain once again, we welcomed back Walter Baechli from a bicycle trip of the UK and Ireland.Note: If you are looking for a game of golf, call Dave on 083 602 2117 or email [email protected] PSC golf from Café KronborgMonday, Sept. 17, Pleasant Valley – Stableford1st Dave Neal (23) 40pts read more