Saudi prince sells 2K-acre UK estate to Bahrain’s royal family for $165M

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Glympton Park and Prince Bandar bin Sultan. (Getty, Twitter via NicholasKingsle)Prince Bandar bin Sultan, a Saudi royal and longtime senior government official, sold a sprawling estate northwest of London to Bahrain’s royal family.Records show that Glympton Park traded hands in February for more than $165 million, according to Bloomberg Wealth. The buyers were Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa and his son, Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa.Glympton Park spans 2,000 acres and centers on an 18th-century mansion. It includes ample parkland and a church dating from the 12th century. Parts of the church have been rebuilt, but some of the original work remains.The market for high-maintenance U.K. country estates hasn’t been strong in recent years, but that changed with the coronavirus pandemic. Pricing and deal volume were up as of last fall compared to years prior as wealthy buyers looked for more space and domestic vacation options.ADVERTISEMENTPrince Bandar has owned Glympton Park since 1992, when he bought it for 8 million pounds. At the time he was ambassador to the United States. He would later become chief of Saudi Arabia’s main intelligence agency and lead the kingdom’s security council.He is said to have sunk 42 million pounds into renovations and development, such as adding bullet-proof glass to the driveway and a pheasant shoot.The sale closed a couple of months after a critical report in the Guardian about taxpayer-funded government assistance paid to Glympton Estates Ltd, the entity that owns the property. The program was designed to help struggling businesses amid the pandemic.The report found that several entities owned by wealthy foreigners received money through the program. Glympton Estates Ltd received 25,000 pounds in December 2020.[Bloomberg Wealth] — Dennis lynch LondonLuxury Real EstateUnited Kingdom Share via Shortlink Tagslast_img read more

Weak electrostatic waves near the upper hybrid frequency: A comparison between theory and experiment

first_imgTwo types of generating mechanisms have been proposed to explain the observations of weak electrostatic waves near the local upper hybrid frequency fuh. In this paper data from the wave and plasma diagnostic experiments on GEOS 1 are presented with simultaneously observed particle data in an attempt to identify the generating mechanism. The electron data contain two sources of free energy: a highly anisotropic “pancake” distribution in the warm (20 eV to ∼1 keV) plasma and a loss cone type distribution in the hot (>few keV) plasma. This leads us to consider a coherent generating mechanism. A model of the plasma distribution, with cold, warm and hot components is constructed and linear instability calculations are presented. It is shown that the relatively large resonant perpendicular velocities in the loss cone distribution generate instabilities at small perpendicular wave numbers preferentially in the upper hybrid band since the wave frequency can lie midway between the gyroharmonics where cyclotron damping is reduced. The calculations are able to reproduce the spectral characteristics observed by previous spacecraft over a range of cold plasma densities. The temporal growth rates are comparable to those obtained previously for strong electrostatic emissions near fuh, but it is shown that the unstable wave number region is an order of magnitude smaller. Thus it is argued that the waves remain weak since they are quickly refracted out of resonance. It is demonstrated that when there is a significant amount of warm plasma present the strongest natural emission can be used to derive the total plasma density, cold plus warm plus hot, and not the cold plasma density, and that the warm plasma introduces new regions of small group Velocities which result in fine structure in the wave spectrum. The effects of the warm plasma and particularly the pancake distribution are discussed in connection With the ray propagation of these and other classes of much stronger emissions.last_img read more

Spatial structure of the Southern Ocean ecosystem: predator-prey linkages in Southern Ocean food webs

first_img1. The food chain of the Southern Ocean has often been characterized as simple and homogeneous. However, the population processes of a key prey organism, krill Euphausia superba, operate over ocean basin scales and are strongly influenced by large scale abiotic factors. 2. A model was developed in which the local prey abundance was regulated by a continuous, hydrodynamically mediated, supply rate and the concentrating effects of abiotic-biotic interactions. This model was used with estimates of the annual predator demands and the prey concentration for the South Georgia area to investigate the relationship between flow rate and depletion in prey concentration as a function of distance from a predator colony. 3. The model results indicated that concentrating factors need to be large to produce the build-up of krill densities of the order estimated to occur in the South Georgia area, with the peak retention rates required some distance offshore. It was, however, found that, for the estimated supply rates, the region does not need to be an area of particularly high prey concentration to support the estimated predator impact. 4. Differential predator foraging ranges produced a more complex response to the reduction of the abundance of particular predators by harvesting, than in the situation where foraging ranges overlapped completely. In such a system the more inshore foraging predators encountered the greatest changes in prey abundance. 5. Random fluctuations in the interannual prey availability were introduced into the simulation of the flow system. This could lead to apparent population cycling in predator and prey abundance due to the interactive form of the system, although the prey population dynamics were not involved. The system enhanced variability such that inshore foraging predators encountered greater variation in prey supply. 6. The model results emphasize the importance of investigating the magnitude and timing of the horizontal fluxes of secondary production in this spatially distributed ecosystem.last_img read more

Spring stopover routines in Russian Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis tracked by resightings and geolocation

first_imgBy attaching 9-g loggers (recording dusk and dawn times to a memory chip) to the coded leg rings of Barnacle Geese Branta leucopsis caught in a breeding colony at Tobseda (68°35’N, 52°20’E) on the arctic coast of the Russian Federation in 2003 and by their recapture and retrieval in the 2004 season, we reconstructed the year-round movements of 19 females. We analysed spring migration movements of logged birds until they entered the zone of continuous daylight (c. 20 May), supplemented by ring reading in the colony. The technique also enabled description of incubation rhythm in these arctic breeders, allowing inferences about attempt and timing of breeding without the necessity of direct observation. Although the birds did not necessarily travel together, most travelled on 14–15 (9 individuals) and 17–18 May (10 birds) when favourable conditions for long-distance flights prevailed. The majority of birds remained in the Wadden Sea well into May, and only 6 staged more than a week anywhere in the Baltic (median staging period 4 days). The majority reached the White Sea by mid-May (latest 23 May) after which near-continuous light precluded further locations. Most tracked individuals spotted in the colony arrived during 6–11 June (mean 8), on average 4 days before first egg date. The median laying date for 17 ‘logger’ birds (from direct observation or backdating from start of incubation) was 13 June (range 5–19), the same as for the colony as a whole in 2004 (n = 385). We conclude that most Tobseda birds tend to overfly the Baltic, and eastern White Sea staging areas are used for on average three weeks before arrival at the breeding colony. Judging from the timing in 2004, rapid follicular development must commence at pre-colony staging sites, and from observations in 2002 we suspect these to be on the Kanin Peninsula 360 km W of the nesting area. The Barnacle Geese from the newly established Tobseda colony have apparently pioneered a modified spring migratory routine, possibly partly under the influence of their shorter travel distance. The extended stay in the Wadden Sea fits with the trends in May census data over the past 15 years and may indicate that spring feeding conditions are better than formerly, that the Baltic staging sites are filled to capacity, or some combination of these factors.last_img read more

The SOOS Asian Workshop: Exploring possibilities for collaboration

first_imgThe first Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Asian Workshop was successfully held in Shanghai, China in May 2013, attracting over 40 participants from six Asian nations and widening exposure to the objectives and plans of SOOS. The workshop was organized to clarify Asian research activities currently taking place in the Southern Ocean and to discuss, amongst other items, the potential for collaborative avenues in the Asian domain of SOOS beyond current established efforts. Here we present some of the major outcomes of the workshop covering the principle themes of SOOS and attempt to provide a way forward to achieve a more integrated research community, enhance data collection and quality, and guide scientific strategy in the Southern Ocean.last_img

Clippers beat Jazz 143-137 in OT to stop 3-game skid

first_imgThe Clippers snapped a three-game skid to end the regular season, although the losses had already dropped them from the sixth seed to No. 8. Lawler, who turns 81 on April 21, plans to end his 60-year broadcasting career whenever the Clippers are eliminated from the playoffs. He’s handled their games for 40 years. The Clippers shot 71 percent in the first quarter when they led by 17. The Jazz earned the fifth seed and they’ll play No. 4 Houston in the first round. “When you get an opportunity to play postseason basketball you’re excited, but we’re even more excited because they knocked us out of the playoffs last year,” said Georges Niang, who added 24 points. “It’s a whole new season,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Time to get going.” Jazz: Meet Houston in first round of Western Conference playoffs. The Warriors won the season series 3-1, with the Clippers’ lone victory coming in overtime at home on Nov. 12 with some players who are no longer on the team. They even obliged his trademark Lawler’s Law, which states the first team to 100 points wins. Against the Jazz, the Clippers had seven players in double figures. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers won 48 games and made the playoffs without any current or former All-Stars on the roster. Written by LAWLER’S NIGHT Associated Press April 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Clippers beat Jazz 143-137 in OT to stop 3-game skid The Clippers dominated overtime, 17-8. Zubac had back-to-back dunks and rookie Jerome Robinson scored six of his seven points. Ralph Lawler called his 3,229th and last regular season game for the Clippers.center_img His free throws put Utah ahead 126-124, but the Jazz fouled Sindarius Thornwell, who made both to tie it up and force overtime. “It feels good to get out there and play, and have some success scoring and to feel good about my game and how I’m playing,” Allen said. “It’s something I can look back on a little bit later and see how I improved from the beginning of the year.” UP NEXT Rivers joked, “If we could take (Stephen) Curry, (Kevin) Durant and (Klay) Thompson away that would be terrific.” Clippers: Meet defending champion Golden State in first round. Their reward? Getting the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the first round. The Jazz outscored the Clippers 29-24 in the fourth after Los Angeles led by nine. Allen had 14 points in the quarter. “We got a battle ahead of us and it’s about locking in,” said Montrezl Harrell, who scored 24 points to lead seven players in double figures in a 143-137 overtime win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. “We can’t be in awe.” Jazz: F-C Derrick Favors (back spasms) missed his fifth straight game. … C Rudy Gobert (left ankle soreness), G Kyle Korver (right knee soreness), G Donovan Mitchell (thoracic spasm), G Ricky Rubio (left quad contusion) and G Raul Neto (left ankle soreness) sat out. … They have won eight of 10. … They lost the second game of their final back-to-back. “The pressure is on them, of course,” Beverley said of Golden State. “Understanding we have to do everything the right way to beat this team.” Ivica Zubac added 22 points and 11 rebounds and Patrick Beverley had 14 points in his return from injury. Tags: Los Angeles Clippers/NBA/Utah Jazz TIP-INS Grayson Allen led Utah with a career-high 40 points. The rookie made 13 of 14 free throws and five 3-pointers, but was limited to four points in overtime. Clippers: Beverley returned after missing the last three games with a right hip pointer. … They lost the season series 2-1.last_img read more

Utah Baseball Evens Series With USC, Winning 5-4

first_img Tags: Pac 12/Utah Utes Baseball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah’s baseball team evened up the series against USC with a 5-4 win at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah.With the score tied in the bottom of the sixth and runners on first and third, Oliver Dunn got down a successful squeeze play to score Briley Knight and give the Utes the lead back. Zack Moeller added one more crucial run in the next at bat with a single to score Matt Richardson, putting the Utes up 5-3.Brett Brocoff had a strong outing on the mound going 6.2 innings and giving up four runs. USC didn’t get a run across the plate until the fifth inning.Utah started the game manufacturing a run with two outs in the first inning. Erick Migueles singled and after a Rykker Tom walk, Shea Kramer singled to left field to bring Migueles home.The Utes added to their lead in the fourth as Richardson singled to knock in Chase Fernlund from second.USC scored their runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings and tied up the score in the fifth and the sixth, but Utah took the lead back each time to get Brocoff the win.The Utes totaled 11 hits on the afternoon with five doubles. They also came up clutch when they needed to scoring three of the team’s five runs with two outs.As USC tried to tie the score up once again, Zac McCleve came in to preserve the lead pitching 2.1 innings and getting his second save of the season.The win moves Utah to 9-18 on the season and 2-12 in the Pac-12.They’ll go for the series win against USC on Saturday, April 13 at 11:30 a.m. in Smith’s Ballpark. April 12, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Evens Series With USC, Winning 5-4 Written by Robert Lovelllast_img read more

New Orleans police issue warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) — The New Orleans Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. on Thursday, alleging the Cleveland Browns wide receiver committed “a simple battery” at the College Football Playoff National Championship. The allegation is a misdemeanor, a police spokeswoman confirmed to ABC News. Beckham’s alma mater, Louisiana State, beat Clemson 42-25 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Monday night. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img January 16, 2020 /Sports News – National New Orleans police issue warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.last_img

Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws, Make All-District IX Team Monday

first_imgMarch 23, 2020 /Sports News – Local Yoeli Childs, TJ Haws, Make All-District IX Team Monday Written by Tags: TJ Haws/Yoeli Childs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Monday, as the sports calendar has virtually ground to a halt, a pair of BYU basketball standouts in 2019-20 were honored by making the All-District IX team Monday.Former Cougars star forward Yoeli Childs made the first-team squad. This season, Childs netted 22.2 points and 9 rebounds per game for BYU, leading the squad in both categories. He also led the Cougars with 17 blocked shots.Other first-team members include Gonzaga sophomore forward Filip Petrusev (17.5 points, 7.9 rebounds per game), former Saint Mary’s guard Jordan Ford (21.9 points per game), Pepperdine junior guard Colbey Ross (20.5 points per game, 7.2 assists per game) and Cal State Northridge redshirt sophomore forward Lamine Diane (25.6 points, 10.2 rebounds per game and a team-best 38 blocked shots).Former BYU star guard TJ Haws posted 14 points per game and a team-best 5.8 assists per squad, landing him on the all-district second team.The All-District IX team consists of schools in the West Coast and Big West Conferences. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Girls Golfers Compete At Spring Individual Championship

first_img Written by Tags: Golf Brad James June 4, 2020 /Sports News – Local Various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network Girls Golfers Compete At Spring Individual Championship FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, various Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes competed at the 1A-4A girls golf individual championship at the Rose Park Golf Course. The 1-A boys also competed.1-A BoysManila’s Brody Schofield (junior) is the leader at +4 with 76 strokes. Milford’s Zachary Sherwood (senior) is in second (+8, 80 strokes). Valley’s Casey Reck (senior) is in third place (+11, 83 strokes) and Milford’s Rhyder Ambrose (sophomore) is in seventh place (+21, 93 strokes) and Valley’s Bret Goulding (senior) is in ninth place (+45, 117 strokes).1-A GirlsIn the 1-A girls competition, junior McKina Stacey of Rich is the current leader as she is +21 at 95 strokes.Milford’s Trinity Mayer (junior) and Jaycee Rose (sophomore) and Bethany Stout of Valley (junior) are tied for third place (+26; 100 strokes).Analise Wiseman of Milford (junior) is in sixth place (+29, 103 strokes) and Valley’s Shayla Spencer (senior)is in eighth place (+38, 112 strokes).Milford’s Alyssa Barnes (junior) (+48, 122 strokes), Taylor Larsen  (junior)(+55, 129 strokes) and Ashlyn Curtis (junior) (+64, 138 strokes) are in 10th, 11th and 12th place, respectively.2-A GirlsFor the 2-A girls, Rowland Hall’s Arden Louchheim (freshman) has the lead at -1 with 73 strokes.Millard’s Carlee Stephenson (senior) is in third place (+23, 97 strokes) and Beaver’s Jaeley Beaumont (junior) is in fourth place (+24, 98 strokes).Beaver seniors Tyra Eyre (+25, 99 strokes) and Chasey Eyre (+26, 100 strokes) are in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Their teammate, Emrie Robinson (junior) is in seventh place (+27, 101 strokes).Millard seniors Sydney Hatch (+32, 106 strokes) and Kaycee Jensen (+34, 108 strokes) are in eighth and ninth place, respectively.Beaver’s Amelia Harris (junior; +35, 109 strokes) is in 10th place. Her teammate, senior Valerie Harris (+36, 110 strokes) is tied with North Summit junior Fiona Simister for 11th place.Gunnison Valley’s Bryndee Childs (sophomore; +37, 111 strokes) is in 13th place and Beaver junior Abbigayle Burke (+40, 114 strokes) is in 15th place.Gunnison Valley junior Brynn Overly (+46, 120 strokes) is in 17th place and Beaver freshman Tawni Eyre (+49, 123 strokes) is in 18th place. Gunnison Valley senior Chayce Christensen (+56, 130 strokes) is in 20th place.3-A GirlsMorgan freshman Ellie DeMond (+1, 75 strokes) is the 3-A girls leader.Richfield’s Ellie Hair (senior; +3, 77 strokes), Piper Harris (junior; +7, 81 strokes) and Rebecca Poulsen (sophomore; +9, 83 strokes) are in second through fourth place respectively.Richfield senior Natasha Oldroyd (+12, 86 strokes) is tied for sixth with Summit Academy freshman Aspen Delis.Richfield sophomore Gwen Stubbs (+13, 87 strokes) is tied with senior teammate Anna Poulsen, Morgan junior Samantha Preslar and Judge Memorial sophomore Ava Isaac for eighth place.Richfield junior Brinley Jolley (+20, 94 strokes) and Union senior Ajia Safley are tied for 15th place.Manti junior Ally Squire (+27, 101 strokes) and Union sophomore Emma Whitmer are tied for 19th place.North Sanpete freshman Tylee Henrie (+28, 102 strokes) is in 21st place.Manti senior Nikki Evans (+31, 105 strokes) and her junior teammate, JoLee Gillett, are tied for 24th place.North Sanpete junior Kaylee Madsen (+32, 106 strokes) is in 27th place and her teammate, sophomore Eryn Briggs (+36, 110 strokes) is tied with Judge Memorial sophomore Isabel Valles for 28th place.Juab junior Graycie Hansen (+41, 115 strokes) is in 32nd place and Manti freshman Chloie Shumway (+42, 116 strokes) is tied for 33rd place with Emery junior Madisyn Mann.Manti junior Camien Pritchard (+45, 119 strokes) is in 36th place and her teammate,  senior Gracie Keisel, (+47, 121 strokes) is in 37th place.North Sanpete junior Bryn Lund (+49, 123 strokes) is tied for 38th place with Union junior Reese Nelson. Finally, North Sanpete’s Hope Shelley (+55, 129 strokes) is in 41st place with her teammate, junior Morgan Drew (+58, 132 strokes) is in 42nd place.last_img read more