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What is the Arctic Oscillation?

The Arctic Oscillation is an atmospheric phenomenon that can govern weather and climate patterns across mid- and high-latitude areas not only in North America but across Europe and Asia in the Northern Hemisphere, and it is especially pronounced during winter. The AO is a measurement of the air pressure closer to the surface and can be in sync or couple with the polar vortex, which is measured higher up in the atmosphere. When the air pressure is low over the pole and higher over the middle l...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Canada, United States, Arctic, North America, Midwest, Northeast, Northern Hemisphere, Arctic Oscillation


Exploring the Legacy of Former Disney CEO Bob Iger and How the Company Changed Under His Watch

Robert Iger served as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company for just under 15 years. It’s hard to emphasize exactly how massive an impact Iger made in his tenure at Disney, one which concluded quite abruptly on Tuesday, when he announced   that he would immediately transition into a new role as executive chairman before stepping down permanently in 2021. An air of mystery surrounded the announcement, because while Iger’s contract was up at the end of next year, there was little expectation that...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Steve Jobs, Disney, Features, Fox, United States, Sony, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios, Bob, North America, Pixar, Disneyland, Lucasfilm


This year's warm winter could set a record 141 years in the making

A runner makes her way along a path near the Charles River in the Charles River Esplanade park, in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, during unseasonably warm weather. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Following the warmest January in recorded history, February's expected above-normal global land/ocean surface temperatures could result in the warmest meteorological winter in 141 years of record-keeping.Meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere, which began on Dec. 1, 2019, and will end Feb. 29, ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Boston, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Alaska, Arctic, Great Lakes, North America, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, Arctic Circle, Anderson


Grading the Rangers’ Top Rookies Through 62 Games

The New York Rangers are riding high after the 2020 trade deadline after winning eight of the last nine games. After defeating the Islanders 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum, the Blueshirts have pulled within four points of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild-card position with three games in hand. It’s truly the next phase in the rebuild for New York and general manager Jeff Gorton. However, the Rangers would not be where they are without the young guns playing d...
Tags: Usa, New York, Minnesota, Sport, Fox, Broadway, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, North America, Long Island, New York Rangers, Islanders, Lindgren, Columbus Blue Jackets, Hartford Wolf Pack


What Are the Oldest Companies in the World?

When entrepreneurs start a business, their goal is for it to keep running forever. With that in mind, have you ever wondered about the oldest company in the world? A new and incredible infographic (with some great graphics) from Businessfinancing.co.UK thoroughly answers that question. If you say the oldest company is 100, 200, 500, or even 1,000 years old, you would still be short by another 400+ years. The Kongo Gumi construction company in Japan has been in business since 578. That is 1,428 ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, England, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Africa, Sales, Canada, New Zealand, Brazil, South America, DuPont, North America


A Wall Street analyst predicts that former Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block could end up at Workday, Amazon Web Services, or Oracle (ORCL, CRM)

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block is leaving the company, after just a year and half after ascending to the role. Analysts at RBC Capital Markets think Workday, Oracle or Amazon Web Services could be logical places for Block to end up — though they say that he's unlikely to make any such move for the next year or so. Oracle might be an unlikely choice: Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff gave Block a warm send-off — the kind of fond farewell he would be unlikely to give, were Block headed to Oracle, Sales...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, ERP, Larry Ellison, Aws, Salesforce, North America, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Marc Benioff, Block, Rbc, Keith, RBC Capital Markets


Lightning: Revisiting the McDonagh and Miller Trade

As the 2018 Trade Deadline came to a close, then Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman pulled off the blockbuster trade of the season. After weeks of rumor and speculation, the Lightning and New York Rangers came to an agreement that sent defenseman Ryan McDonagh along with forward J.T. Miller to Tampa Bay, with forward Vladislav Namestnikov, a 2018 first-round pick, 2019 second-round pick and prospects Libor Hajek and Brett Howden getting sent to New York. Related: Lightning’s 3 ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Washington, Sport, Rangers, Lightning, Hockey, NHL, North America, Tampa Bay Lightning, Miller, Steve Yzerman, Vladislav Namestnikov, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay


USDA mushroom test strips

Foraging for mushrooms in the woods is fun and all, until you accidentally ingest a poisonous mushroom and need an emergency trip to the hospital. According to the Mycological Association, of the 10,000 different large fungi in North America, fewer than 100 are “dangerously poisonous,” but those can prove fatal to both humans and animals. To help identify toxic mushrooms, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has developed a portable test strip that...
Tags: Travel, Usda, North America, Toxins, Foraging, All, Ars, Mushroom Test Strip, Poisonous Mushrooms, Test Trip, Mycological Association, Candace Bever


Maren Morris to Hit Road with ‘Tour Bus Baby’ for Summer Amphitheater Outing

Maren Morris is not one for a super-extended maternity leave. After previously announcing a handful of festival dates for the summer, Morris has now revealed plans for a full amphitheater tour that will take her across North America through the summer months and into the early fall, wrapping with a return to L.A.’s Greek Theater […]
Tags: News, North America, Morris, Maren Morris


What are BB Creams

The latest makeup product trend to sweep North America is the BB Cream.  BB stands for Blemish Balm, and is meant to be treatment and coverage in one product.  The BB Cream was developed by German... Visit CanadianBeauty.com to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, North America, Bb Cream, Make-up, BB Cream BB


Berlin: ‘Persian Lessons’ Sold to Cohen Media Group for North America

Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to the Holocaust drama “Persian Lessons,” following its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, where it has become a buzz title. The film was produced after the lead producers met at a Variety “10 Producers to Watch” event in Cannes in 2018, and decided to work […]
Tags: News, Berlin, Markets & Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, North America, Cohen Media Group, Cannes, Vadim Perelman, Persian Lessons


Blackhawks’ 2014 Draft: The One That Sent Them Awry

The current unfortunate state of the Chicago Blackhawks has fans asking, “What went wrong?” It’s a question that has a complex answer, to say the least. While there are many different directions to point the finger at, I want to dive into something that I believe has been a big contributor up to this point: drafting. Overview Blackhawks general manager (GM) Stan Bowman has been at the helm since 2009. Like any GM, he has had his fair share of good picks and bad picks. On the good side, ...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Gm, Hockey, NHL, North America, Cornell University, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Kane, Boston Bruins, Blackhawks, Hawks, Patrick Kane, Northeastern University, Arizona Coyotes


Field Trip raised $8.5 million to take psychedelic medicine mainstream. We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck that helped make it happen.

Field Trip Psychedelics raised $8.5 million to build out a network of clinics for psychedelic-assisted therapies. While the psychedelic medicine industry is nascent, the research is promising — and investors are chasing what could be the next hot trend in healthcare. We got the pitch deck that Field Trip used to raise the money. Check it out below. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Once relegated to patchouli-scented dorm rooms and late nights at jam-band festivals, psychedelic drugs are ...
Tags: Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, Levy, Silicon Valley, Fda, North America, Click, Business Insider, US Food and Drug Administration, University of the West Indies, Field Trip, Toronto New York, Atai, Ronan Levy, Field Trip Psychedelics


Royal Enfield to Team Up With American Flat Track

Hitting The Flat Track Royal Enfield now wants to be part of the American Flat Track (AFT) racing scene. The company won’t be formally entering the competition but it has worked out a deal with AFT to have its bikes on-site at the racing events, according to RideApart. This gives the company exposure to the AFT’s audience and fans. The company will be doing the Build Train Race program, which chose four women in North America to build a custom INT 650 for flat track competition. The women, incl...
Tags: India, Motorcycles, North America, Aft, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield Twins, Flat Track Royal Enfield, Melissa Paris Lana McNaughton Andrea Lothrop, Jillian Deschenes, Americas Breeann Poland, Royal Enfield Jim


Grenell’s Past Foreign Clients Make Him Unprecedented Choice To Lead Intel Community

Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is many things: ambassador to Germany, right-wing provocateur, and Instagram aficionado. But what may present the biggest problem is his past as a media consultant for foreign political parties, governments, and businesses – and whether that work strayed into being a foreign agent and would have complicated his ability to receive a security clearance. Former national security officials told TPM that Grenell crossed what has traditionall...
Tags: UK, News, White House, Germany, Russia, Los Angeles, Hungary, Gop, Serious Fraud Office, National Security Council, Somalia, Intelligence Community, ENRC, North America, Doj, Dni


Photograph of the week: Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Yosemite National Park is many things to many people. For climbers, it is revered as the birthplace of rock climbing as a sport, and home to the holy grail of that sport: the Dawn Wall, El Capitan. For photo enthusiasts, it is well-known as muse to famed black-and-white photographer Ansel Adams. For snow-seekers it is […] The post Photograph of the week: Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, USA appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Attractions, Ansel Adams, North America, Regions, Going Out, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Dawn Wall El Capitan


Freshwater flowing into the North Pacific plays key role in North America's climate

Massive freshwater river flows stemming from glacier-fed flooding at the end of the last ice age surged across eastern Washington to the Columbia River and out to the North Pacific Ocean, where they triggered climate changes throughout the northern hemisphere.
Tags: Science, Washington, North America, Columbia River, North Pacific, North Pacific Ocean


Predictable to Remarkable: Compelling Weekend Services – Episode 134 | The Unstuck Church Podcast

Creating Church Services People Want to Attend and Want to Invite Others to Experience with Them If you enjoy this episode, subscribe on your device for more:iTunes   RSS   Google Play  Stitcher   Spotify What’s remarkable about weekend services at your church? We work with a lot of churches that are frustrated by declining or plateaued attendance, and we hear lots of ideas and reasons why they think it’s happening. But there’s one BIG factor most don’t seem willing to ...
Tags: Facebook, Minnesota, France, Religion, Netflix, Jesus, Listen, North America, Invite, Amy, Don, Tony, Sean, Seth, Amy Anderson, Growing Strategies


Radha Mistry's Job at Autodesk is to Explore and Provoke Possible Futures

For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth interviews with some of our 2020 jury captains to get in a glimpse into their creative minds and to hear more about what they'll be looking for in this year's awards submissions. You could say the general purpose of an organization's collective body is to ask the question, "what's next?" In other words, any one person's job at a company is to help contribute to moving it forward and make it a success. But not everyone can say they...
Tags: Japan, UK, Design, London, France, Germany, India, US, Italy, Ethiopia, New Orleans, Sci Fi, Silicon Valley, Autodesk, North America, Designer Profiles


University of Toronto FEZANA Professorship Proposal

Dear friends, For several years, our own Ervad Jehan Bagli and the FEZANA team has worked hard to establish an academic program for advanced studies and research in the Zoroastrian religion, and ancient Iranian languages of our texts in order to perpetuate them and keep from becoming extinct. This will offer students an opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Zoroastrianism, understand and translate the ancient languages, and will increase awareness of Zoroastrianism worldwide. In 2018 FEZA...
Tags: News, Life, US, Toronto, North America, University of Toronto, Ontario, Pahlavi, Avesta, Ervad Jehan Bagli, University of Toronto FEZANA, Institute of Zoroastrian Studies, UOT, Department of Near and Middle Eastern, Atha Zamyad Yatha Afrinami Homi D Gandhi


That’s Creamy: noosa Yoghurt is Full On Tasty

Appetite appeal. It matters a great deal when marketing food. Also, did you know that approximately 45% of consumers picked breakfast as the time of day they usually consume regular yogurt products? In North America, consumers also prefer to have regular yogurt at lunch, and as an afternoon, a late morning, and a late-night snack. […] The post That’s Creamy: noosa Yoghurt is Full On Tasty appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Advertising, North America, Food And Beverage, Creative Review, Production Community


Departing Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block is known as a 'strong operator' who also made a sudden exit at Oracle (CRM, ORCL)

Keith Block, the departing co-CEO of Salesforce, first joined the company in 2013 after a sudden and unexpected departure from Oracle.  Block had been a respected sales executive at Oracle before clashing with the late Mark Hurd, who had been co-president, when Block led the tech giant's North America sales organization. Their feud turned nasty public after Block's text messages denigrating Hurd became public. In one message to a colleague, Block called Hurd "lots of noise, not much results." ...
Tags: Trends, Salesforce, North America, Oracle, Idc, Marc Benioff, Sun Microsystems, Block, Marc, Hurd, Keith Block, Benioff, Salesforce Salesforce, Safra Catz, Mark Hurd, Oracle Salesforce


Departing Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block first came to the cloud software giant after a sudden departure at Oracle (CRM, ORCL)

Keith Block, the departing co-CEO of Salesforce, first joined the company in 2013 after a sudden and unexpected departure from Oracle.  Block had been a respected sales executive at Oracle before clashing with the late Mark Hurd, who had been co-president, when Block led the tech giant's North America sales organization. Their feud turned nasty public after Block's text messages denigrating Hurd became public. In one message to a colleague, Block called Hurd "lots of noise, not much results." ...
Tags: Trends, Salesforce, North America, Oracle, Idc, Marc Benioff, Sun Microsystems, Block, Marc, Hurd, Keith Block, Benioff, Salesforce Salesforce, Safra Catz, Mark Hurd, Oracle Salesforce


It was always pointless to short Tesla — and that's still true, even with the stock at epic highs (TSLA)

In 2017, I argued that it was pointless to short Tesla.  Shares were then at around $400. Following a recent, epic rally that's taken Tesla to nearly $1,000 per share, the short case has returned, despite traders getting burned. But it's a still a bad idea to short Tesla. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Several years ago, when Tesla stock went on a tear and ripped through a 2014 high of about $300, I wrote a story about why shorting the company was a terrible idea. "Here's...
Tags: Facebook, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, TSLA, South America, Volkswagen, Federal Reserve, North America, Detroit, VW Group


Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer Giveaway

  Instant Pot Duo Crisp 11-in-1 Air Fryer, Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Steamer, Saute, Sous Vide, Roast, Bake, Broil, and Warmer|8 Quart|11 One-Touch Programs One of my favorite kitchen appliances got a make over! If you haven’t heard, you can now air fry too with this awesome crisp lid! The Instant pot is a staple in my kitchen and I love this new addition for healthy deep frying! – Jaden New Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer 11-in-1 multi-use pressure cooker with detachabl...
Tags: Amazon, Giveaways, Anthropology, North America, Jaden, Air Fryer, New Instant Pot Duo Crisp Air Fryer


The new tool helping Asian newsrooms detect fake images

Journalists and fact-checkers face huge challenges in sorting accurate information from fast-spreading misinformation. But it’s not just about the words we read. Viral images and memes flood our feeds and chats, and often they’re out-of-context or fake. In Asia, where there are eight times more social media users than in North America, these issues are magnified.  There are existing tools that Asian journalists can use to discover the origins and trustworthiness of news images, but they’re relat...
Tags: Google, Asia, Singapore, India, Ai, North America, Storyful, GNI, Google in Asia, Irene Jay Liu, Google News Initiative, Digital News Publishers Association, Google Storyful, Eamonn Kennedy Storyful, Eamonn Kennedy


Going Off-The-Beaten-Path in Utah: Valley of the Gods and Natural Bridges Monument

The Valley of the Gods. How can you not be intrigued to visit a name that sounds like it belongs in the fertile lands of the Nile River? While you won’t see any pointed pyramids in this desert valley in Utah, you’ll be graced with a kingdom filled with isolated buttes and towering pinnacles amidst the wide open spaces. Driving through the Valley of the Gods Utah This is one of the many places to visit in Utah on an American southwest road trip off-the-beaten-path but is only an hou...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Usa, Monument Valley, US, America, West, United States, Moab, Drive, Nevada, North America, Craig, Destinations, Valley, Zion National Park


5 Tips to Elevate Your Small Business With Accounting Automation

As a small business owner, you’ve probably wondered how buzzwords like “artificial intelligence” might impact your organization. The truth of the matter is that this new technology will play a significant role in the future of the financial services industry, transforming the way most businesses operate. In fact, a recent study from management consulting firm Robert Half found that finance professionals across North America believe automation is one of the top three technologies that will disrup...
Tags: Business, Money, ERP, Canada, North America, Oracle, Robert Half, Right Now, University of British Columbia, Wright, Clayton, RPA, Clayton Weir, FISPAN, NACHA API Standardization Group, CFA Automation


The architectural tragedy of the 2019 Notre-Dame fire

Sometimes it takes a catastrophic loss for us to realize how important historic architecture and cityscapes are to our lives. For instance, repairs are still ongoing following a 2011 5.8 magnitude earthquake that caused more than $30 million dollars’ worth of damage to the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.  And on 15 April 2019 a cataclysmic fire brought massive destruction to the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, including the loss of its soaring spire and its centuries-old wood roof...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Architecture, Washington Dc, Paris, North America, Notre Dame, United Nations Population Division, Duc, National Cathedral, Dictionaries & Lexicography, Arts & Humanities, Baron Georges Eugène Haussmann, Rohan Reddy, Viollet


Amazon's move to 1-day shipping helped juice its total deliveries to 5 billion packages last year, 16 times more than Walmart, Morgan Stanley estimates (AMZN, WMT)

Amazon sold an additional $36 billion worth of products in North America last year, following the launch of its one-day shipping initiative, according to Morgan Stanley. Amazon's e-commerce sales volume in the US is 12 times larger than Walmart's, Morgan Stanley estimates. As shipping frequency increases, package volume is also growing on Amazon, and is now estimated to be 16 times larger than that of Walmart's, according to Morgan Stanley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Walmart, North America, Morgan Stanley, Amazon Web Services, Emarketer, Andy Jassy, Morgan Stanley Amazon, AMZN WMT, Walmart Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Visit Business Insider