The Southern Hemisphere reveals markedly different circulation patterns associated with extreme warm and cold Antarctic Peninsula (AP) winter temperatures. Warm winters are associated with negative 500 hPa height anomalies in the Amundsen Sea-Bellingshausen Sea (AS-BS) and positive anomalies in the South Pacific (SP) and Scotia Sea with opposing anomalies existent in cold winters. Furthermore, a switch in the relative strength of the two arms of the New Zealand split jet, the subtropical jet (STJ) and polar front jet (PFJ), occurs with the PFJ (STJ) strengthened and the STJ (PFJ) weakened in warm (cold) years leading to increased cyclonic activity in the AS-BS (SP) and a corresponding decrease in the SP (AS-BS). These hemispheric anomaly patterns bear a strong resemblance to those associated with El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, and their origins can be ascribed to tropical sea surface temperatures (SST) changes. However, the correspondence between warm (cold) ENSO events and cold (warm) winters is not perfect. Potential contributors to this non-linearity include intraseasonal tropical SST variations (not necessarily represented in the usual filtered ENSO indices) and the persistence of local sea ice anomalies west of the Peninsula.
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows his approach has yet to boost his national standing. The poll released on Wednesday showed that most Americans do not see crime as a major problem confronting the nation and a majority remain sympathetic to anti-racism protests.By contrast, 78% of Americans said they remain “very” or “somewhat” concerned about the pandemic. The poll showed that 47% of registered voters support Biden compared with 40% who said they will vote for Trump.Biden plans to travel to Kenosha on Thursday, where he will hold a community meeting, his campaign said.Trump on Wednesday flew to North Carolina, a state which, like Wisconsin, is an election battleground. In remarks to supporters in Wilmington upon landing, he argued that the country was “rounding the turn” concerning the pandemic and stuck to his law-and-order theme.Speaking later to a group of veterans while commemorating the end of World War Two on Sept. 2, 1945, Trump said, “American warriors did not defeat fascism and oppression overseas, only to watch our freedoms be trampled by violent mobs here at home.”While the event ostensibly was part of the president’s official business and not campaign-related, Trump used the occasion to take several shots at Biden.Relief for schoolsReopening schools amid the pandemic has been a top priority for Trump, who has argued it was necessary to boost the economy and give relief to working parents. His campaign on Wednesday criticized Biden for being overly cautious on the matter.”[Biden] always casts things as an either-or situation. Either we can open up or we can be safe,” Trump spokesman Tim Murtaugh said. “The president disagrees with that. It can be both. For the economy and schools, we can both be open and be safe.”At his event, Biden called on Trump to bring congressional leaders together to negotiate a new aid package to assist state and local governments, which have struggled to provide services for students amid an economic downturn due to coronavirus lockdowns. Congress has been in an impasse over another round of virus-related funding.”Get off Twitter and start talking to congressional leaders of both parties,” Biden said.Earlier in the day, Biden’s team announced that his campaign and the Democratic National Committee had raised $364.5 million in August, shattering the record for the most money raised in a single month during a presidential campaign. The Trump campaign has yet to release its figures for the month. Topics : Democratic nominee Joe Biden looked to shift the focus of the US presidential race back to the coronavirus and President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic during a Wednesday campaign event on safely reopening the country’s schools.The health crisis, in which more than 184,000 Americans have died, has been overshadowed in recent days by civil unrest in Portland, Oregon, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, where a white policeman shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, in the back last week, triggering protests.Biden’s event was part of his campaign’s effort to make the Nov. 3 election in part a referendum on the Trump administration’s response to the outbreak and came as millions of students are starting a new school year either virtually or under restrictive conditions. “If President Trump and his administration had done their jobs early on in this crisis, American schools would be open. And they’d be open safely,” Biden said after receiving a briefing from health experts in Wilmington, Delaware.Biden and his Republican opponent have offered dueling arguments over which candidate can keep the country safe.Each has accused the other of fostering the sometimes violent protests over racial injustice and police brutality that have rocked the nation for months after the May 25 death of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody.Trump, who visited Kenosha on Tuesday, has sought to leverage the volatile climate surrounding the protests to his political benefit, casting himself as a “law-and-order” president holding the line against chaos. read more
Franklin County, In. — A motorcyclist suffered chest and shoulder injuries in a Thursday crash on Bossert Road just west of Highland Center Road around 6:40 p.m.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says Andy Bohl, 33, of Brookville was eastbound on Bossert Road when he struck a pothole and went down.Bohl was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was transported by Drewersburg EMS #1 to University of Cincinnati Hospital. His condition is not known.
Anscombe’s men further bolstered their grip as leaders of Heineken Cup Pool Five with a seven-try 48-0 whipping of Benetton Treviso in the Ravenhill leg of their back-to-back clashes. However, he does not believe victory is a formality in Saturday’s return – even though they racked up their third straight European win and their first try bonus of the campaign . Ulster led 22-0 at half-time thanks to tries from Paddy Jackson, Luke Marshall and John Afoa, but then had a wobbly period at the start of the second half which also saw Marshall sent to the bin. Anscombe explained: “We lost our focus a little bit at the start of that second half and it took us about 15 minutes to get into our work. “Overall I thought it was a good performance and the way guys who hadn’t had a lot of Heineken Cup rugby stood up… “Rob Herring and Sean Doyle on their first starts were outstanding and a few of the guys off the bench really put themselves about a bit. “And after Luke went in the bin the defence around our 22 was pretty good, while our set-piece was good throughout and the boys scrummed pretty well with TC (Tom Court) and John (Afoa) outstanding.” Ulster completed their seven-try rout with scores from Dan Tuohy, Doyle and Andrew Trimble, with Marshall grabbing his second in the dying minutes. Anscombe said: “The manner in which we went about our work and to score seven tries and nearly scored 50 points and concede none, well, you’ve got to be happy. “But we know that no two days are the same in this game. “And we’re not going to kid ourselves that next week is going to be a walkover. “And the fact is that we know it’s a different challenge over there and they have a proud home record. “We respect them enormously on their home track,” Anscombe added before alluding to last season’s back-to-back clashes with Northampton – when Ulster won the first clash at Franklin’s Gardens before losing the return at Ravenhill which undermined their bid for a home quarter-final. “We were sitting over in England this time last year (Anscombe said referring to their win at Saints) and we were pretty happy about what we achieved but we didn’t back it up and we let ourselves down and it took away an opportunity of a home quarter-final. “Hopefully we’ll learn from our mistakes. There will be a different challenge next week and it’s going to be their coach’s last game. ” Franco Smith is set for an early departure from Treviso and Anscombe said: ” The guys (Treviso) will want to send him off in the right manner and what we have already done will count for nothing next week.” Ulster coach Mark Anscombe played down any prospect of another easy outing in Italy in the Heineken Cup next weekend. Press Association read more