Accurate measurements of sea ice thickness are critical to better understand climate change, to provide situational awareness in ice-covered waters, and to reduce risks for communities that rely on sea ice. Nonetheless, remotely measuring the thickness of sea ice is difficult. The only regularly employed technique that accurately measures the full ice thickness involves drilling a hole through the ice. Other presently used methods are either embedded in or through the ice (e.g., ice mass balance buoys) or calculate thickness from indirect measurements (e.g., ice freeboard from altimetry; ice draft using sonars; total snow and ice thickness using electromagnetic techniques). Acoustic techniques, however, may provide an alternative approach to measure the total ice thickness. Here laboratory-grown sea ice thicknesses, estimated by inverting the time delay between echoes from the water-ice and ice-air interfaces, are compared to those measured using ice cores. A time-domain model capturing the dominant scattering mechanisms is developed to explore the viability of broadband acoustic techniques for measuring sea ice thickness, to compare with experimental measurements, and to investigate optimal frequencies for in situ applications. This approach decouples ice thickness estimates from water column properties and does not preclude ice draft measurements using the same data.
Back to overview,Home naval-today Centenary of Australian Submarines Marked View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Centenary View post tag: News by topic View post tag: marked Around 250 members of the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force marched through the streets of Fremantle on 7 November as part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of Australian Submarines.In a tradition that dates back to ancient Rome, Fremantle City Council bestowed Freedom of Entry rights to the port city which lies at the mouth of the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia.During the medieval era, the granting of Freedom of Entry was considered the highest honour a city could bestow on a military formation at a time when armed garrisons were rarely admitted within the city’s walls. It recognised the confidence, trust and friendship that existed between the citizens and military personnel.The tradition continues today underscoring the strong bond that exists between the submariners and the City of Fremantle and its community.Celebrations began with a parade inspection and a ‘welcome to country’ ceremony. Then the Mayor of Fremantle, Dr Brad Pettitt, presented Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, with a scroll annotating the rite of Freedom of Entry and permission to march down William Street. At the intersection with Queens Street the parade, led by Captain Buckley followed by the scroll bearer Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Submariner Nathan Moore, the Australian White Ensign party and Navy Band, was forced to halt with the ceremonial challenge by the local police superintendant. Chief Petty Officer Moore displayed the scroll to the superintendant who acknowledged the rite and allowed the parade to continue, to the cheers of the locals who had lined the route.Captain Buckley said the march cemented the relationship between the people of Fremantle and the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force.The march ended with an invitation to a Mayoral Reception in the Fremantle Town Hall, a fitting beginning to a week of activities and events in Fremantle and surrounding districts to celebrate a century of service by the men and women of the Submarine Force.[mappress mapid=”14398″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Australian November 11, 2014 Share this article View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Submarines Centenary of Australian Submarines Marked
Ward E council pick will deal with heavy issuesThe five candidates seeking to replace Candice Osborne on the City Council from Ward E will face serious issues. Voters on Nov. 7 will have to decide which of the candidates will be best poised to handle the issues facing the ward next year.This includes the impact of the reevaluation of property (“reval”) that is scheduled to affect taxes in the second two quarters of next year. Although it is not possible to predict the impact on individual homeowners yet, most officials believe Ward E residences will likely see a significant increase in assessments, and an increase in taxes.A proposed new school facility slated for 100 Montgomery St. has been on the way due to school overcrowding, but it may be in jeopardy. The candidate elected to Ward E will have to take on the role of bringing the developer back to the bargaining table or helping to find another location.With five candidates seeking the seat, the election is too close to call. Mayor Steven Fulop has not endorsed any of the candidates, although Nicholas Grillo and Rebecca Symes appear to be favored by the administration.Jake Hudnut, who is running on the Bill Matsikoudis for Mayor ticket against Fulop, seems to be attractive to both progressive and fiscally-minded voters. Hudnut would be the first openly gay person to serve on the council.Madeleine Giansanti Cag and James Solomon are both seen as dark horse candidates in this campaign, candidates that are many voters’ second choice. Solomon, however, appears to also have strong support from progressives in a very progressive ward in the city. As an independent, his vote on the council would not likely automatically align with whoever is elected mayor.Yun yanks ordinance that would require developers to pay for schoolsAn ordinance that would have required an additional 2.5 percent fee to fund schools to developers receiving abatements was withdrawn before the Oct. 25 meeting of the Jersey City Council.Councilman Michael Yun withdrew the ordinance after city officials said it would conflict with an executive order issued by Mayor Steven Fulop this year.Fulop ordered that 10 percent of all revenue from abatements to the city be redirected to pay for schools. The executive order came at a time when critics claimed the cost of schools was being borne by unabated property owners, and also at a time when state aid was cut by $8.5 million.Fulop’s order had the city giving the 10 percent from its share of payments in lieu of taxes. Yun’s proposal would have mandated an additional 2.5 percent from the developer on each abated project.City officials said the city could not implement both, and that the Yun plan would create an accounting nightmare. City officials question both plans because they fear the state will simply cut aid to the schools to match what the city gives. Also, they said, with both plans, there is no precedent for how the city under its current form of government can actually give money to the schools.Yun said he would likely revise his ordinance for the future. $230 million federal anti-flooding ‘Rebuild by Design’ project officially approvedHoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer released a statement Oct. 25 explaining that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released $230 million in funding for the design and construction of the Hudson River Rebuild by Design (RBD) project. The long-awaited federally funded project aims to protect Hoboken and parts of Weehawken and Jersey City from superstorms, rising sea levels, and the impact of climate change.“This is a major milestone for the long-term resiliency of our city,” said Zimmer in the press release. “Thanks to strong community support, Hoboken is now on track to work with the state of New Jersey, Weehawken, and Jersey City towards the final design of this project over approximately the next 18 months. These federal funds are dedicated specifically for the Hudson River RBD project and are no longer at risk of being repurposed by the federal government for any reason.”Last year the city chose a final alternative after months of community meetings. The plan, also known as the “Alleyway Alignment,” calls for construction of a “flood resistance structure” beginning at the Lincoln Harbor light rail station and following the rail track south, down along Weehawken Cove and into Harborside Park. It then turns east up the alleyway located between 14th and 15th streets and turns south on Washington Street for about one block. The southern end of the resist structure has two options either running west along Observer Highway or West through the New Jersey Transit rail yard.For more information on the project see our past article at Hudsonreporter.comRoute 139 will see repairs from firePermanent repairs to Route 139 west damaged in a fire last month will be begin in Jersey City, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).A fire on Sept. 29 underneath the ramp for Route 139 westbound near Coles Street in Jersey City caused substantial structural damage to six longitudinal beams and the underside of the bridge deck, which is made up of steel and concrete. NJDOT and contractor crews completed emergency repairs and were able to have four lanes of traffic open by Oct. 2. Since that time a team of structural engineers conducted in-depth inspections and assessments and completed the permanent repair design.The permanent repairs will require the complete reconstruction of the portion of the structure damaged by the fire, which includes replacing nearly all of the beams under three spans of the bridge deck from the left shoulder through the second lane, as well as replacing the bridge deck in that section. The permanent repair work will not require any additional lane closures and is expected to be completed in December.NJDOT and contractor crews will work 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week until the repairs are complete. Demolition work began on Saturday, Oct. 21. Route 139 eastbound toward downtown Jersey City and the Holland Tunnel is not affected.Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info. Jersey City wins award for tree plantingMayor Steven Fulop and the Jersey City Office of Innovation announced last week that Jersey City was selected for a $3,000 national award from the American Association of Retired People (AARP) for a tree-planting project with senior citizens at the Marion Gardens Public Housing Complex. The project aims to engage senior residents to partake in the project to help beautify under-utilized outdoor space, encourage green infrastructure, and create ownership of tree maintenance. The program is part of a larger effort to preserve and expand the tree canopy as part of the City of Jersey City’s continued focus on improving our ability to capture storm water and protect against major storm. Participants will learn about tree planting and maintenance through training sessions to be managed through a partnership with the Jersey City Americorp Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). CarePoint Hosting Lunch on Managing Heart or Lung DiseaseCarePoint Health-Christ Hospital will host “Managing Heart or Lung Disease” on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. as part of its Lunch & Learn series.Medical professionals will talk about how to better manage congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dietitians will provide information to help participants understand their nutritional needs.A free, healthy lunch will be served.The event will be held at Christ Hospital, 176 Palisade Ave., Jersey City, and is open to all.To register, contact [email protected] or [email protected] singer Giselle to release new song at Nimbus Dance WorksNew Jersey indie pop singer Giselle’s mixtape, “Not Ready To Grow Up” is set to release on Nov. 17. To celebrate, Giselle and her team will be having a mixtape release party (also on Nov. 17) at Nimbus Dance Works, 165 Newark Ave., Jersey City. The event runs from 8 to 11 p.m.Giselle’s local performances have included the Freedom Fireworks Festival 2017, New York Red Bulls Arena, Loew’s Jersey Theatre, The ALZ NJ Jersey City Walk, and Art House Productions’ 2016 Snow Ball Gala. She quickly gained recognition after writing and singing for Season 5 of FX’s “Louie,” most notably the viral hit “diarreah song” which has collectively garnered nearly 500,000 views on YouTube. She also recorded the title song for Louis C.K.’s upcoming film “I Love You, Daddy” (which you can hear a snippet of in the film’s newly-released trailer).Guests will get an exclusive first look at Giselle’s upcoming music videos, in addition to food and drinks at no cost. The event is free and open to the public. Menendez calls for investigation into reversal of EPA chemical safety standardsFollowing a report by the New York Times which exposed the Trump administration’s efforts to revise the way the federal government evaluates the health and environmental risks of hazardous chemicals to prioritize the wishes of industry over health and safety, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez has called on the EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. to immediately investigate political interference and scientific suppression in EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.“I am writing to request that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of the Inspector General initiate an investigation into a recent New York Times report detailing political interference, suppression of science, and prioritization of industry recommendations over public health in EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and throughout the agency at large,” Sen Menendez’s letter said.He asked for an investigation into the alleged suppression of science relating to the public health impacts of toxic and dangerous chemicals; the use of “administratively determined” hiring practices, and the extent to which these practices are used to circumvent EPA’s ethics or conflict of interest standards; and deference to industry requests, rather than scientific and technical analysis, in the context of the agency’s rulemaking process.“EPA’s chemical safety work is essential to protecting human health in a society where interaction with chemicals is both pervasive and unavoidable,” Menendez said. “The public has the right to know whether EPA employees are working on their behalf, or the behalf of industries the agency purports to regulate.” ×COPS PROTEST – Members of the unions representing the Jersey City police held a protest rally at the Oct. 25 City Council meeting. The union members are upset by a recent arbitrator’s ruling that sided with the city against the police. The city will not have to give new police a raise in 2018, and the ruling increases the number of years it takes an officer’s salary to reach top payout, from 10 to 20 years. COPS PROTEST – Members of the unions representing the Jersey City police held a protest rally at the Oct. 25 City Council meeting. The union members are upset by a recent arbitrator’s ruling that sided with the city against the police. The city will not have to give new police a raise in 2018, and the ruling increases the number of years it takes an officer’s salary to reach top payout, from 10 to 20 years. Man indicted for fatal North Bergen crashA Hudson County grand jury has returned an indictment against Michael J. Hansen, 38, of North Bergen, charging him with four counts related to the deaths of Russell Maffei and Marie Tauro, Jersey City residents, in a North Bergen fatal collision that occurred on April 2.Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the indictment charged Hansen with two counts of death by auto and two other charges.Maffei and Tauro were walking across the street near the intersection of Paterson Plank Road and Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen when they were stuck by a car allegedly driven by Hansen.The vehicle suspected in the crash allegedly left the scene and was subsequently located in North Bergen. Hansen, who was identified as the owner of the suspected vehicle, was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. at a residence in North Bergen.
By Associated Press – March 24, 2020 0 366 Indiana health chief warns coronavirus cases will increase Twitter Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Twitter Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana Health Commissioner, answers questions about COVID-19 infections and its impact on the state as Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb listens during a briefing at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Holcomb ordered state residents to remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Top Indiana officials are warning that the state’s rapid jump in coronavirus illnesses is just the beginning and that obeying a new stay-at-home order is necessary.The order from Gov. Eric Holcomb takes effect Wednesday and comes the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Indiana grew to 365 on Tuesday, more than 12 times what state health officials reported a week earlier.State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says the state is in “the very early parts of this outbreak.”Holcomb urged all residents to take seriously the stay-at-home order that runs at least through April 6. Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleLocal restaurants face the challenge of coronavirusNext articleSen. Young backs bill supporting small internet providers Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.
Today, the String Cheese Incident revealed that they’d be headlining this year’s SweetWater 420 Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, in April. However, the band had more good news coming for their fans in the South, announcing that they’d be sticking around the region for a limited-ticket festival pre-party as well as a performance in North Carolina the day after the festival.SweetWater 420 Fest Adds The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, & MoreAs noted by the group in a Facebook post, “In addition to a full two-set show at the festival on Friday, April 20th, we’ll also play an intimate pre-party at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse on Thursday, April 19th! … We’ll cap off the 4/20 weekend with a return to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC on Saturday, April 21st!”The String Cheese Incident Debuts “Magical Bubbles”, Busts Out The Who Cover For NYE [Video]Tickets for String Cheese Incident’s SweetWater pre-party go on sale today at 4:20 p.m. (EST) here, and it’s likely it’ll sell out fast due to the small 1,180-capacity of the venue, so make sure to try to snag tickets while you can. (Note: in order to attend the SweetWater 420 Festival pre-party, attendees must have a festival wristband and print-at-home pre-party ticket.) Tickets for the show on April 21st in Asheville will be available for pre-sale on String Cheese Incident’s website until Tuesday, January 16th, at 11 a.m. (MST) ahead of a public on-sale on Friday, January 19th, through venue outlets.[Photo: Aaron Bradley]
So much more than a walk in the park, the annual celebration of Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University stands among the most time-honored traditions in New England. Since the early 1900s, the peak blooming time of one of the world’s most significant collections of lilacs has attracted flower and garden lovers of all ages to the Arboretum landscape. On May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lilac Sunday beckons all to see and smell what’s in flower as spring comes to Boston.A premier horticulture and nature event, Lilac Sunday showcases Boston’s unique learning landscape in bloom and offers fun, outdoor explorations for the entire family. Scheduled activities range from theme tours of lilacs and other special plant collections to an array of activities for families and children. A consortium of nearly twenty food trucks organized by Food Truck Festivals of New England — including Clover Food Truck, Bon Me, and Roxy’s Grilled Cheese — will offer a wide variety of menu options from 11am to 3pm, and picnicking is allowed at the Arboretum on this special day only. Visitors are encouraged to take public transportation. The MBTA Forest Hills station on the Orange Line is nearby, and several bus lines serve the Arboretum area. Parking is limited to available curb space on streets surrounding the Arboretum perimeter.
A group of disaster-relief experts with a passion for rock ’n’ roll will hit the stage to help communities recovering from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.Michael VanRooyen, head of the Emergency Medicine Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), said that the cover band formed mostly just to have fun, but that members soon began to think about performing for an audience and to wonder whether, by doing so, they could help people in need.So, when the A.R.T.’s Oberon theater in Cambridge approached The Big 6 about doing a hurricane benefit, band members immediately said yes.“When the aid organizations go away and the money dries up, those communities need to pick the pieces up and start all over,” said singer-guitarist VanRooyen. “They have no livelihoods, they have no homes, they have no resources. The challenge, particularly in a place like Puerto Rico, is massive. It’s important that communities and organizations here support communities there.”Though the show will include songs by some contemporary artists, it will be heavy on older classics, VanRooyen said. Band members will pick up the cost of the Nov. 12 concert so that all of the proceeds can go to hurricane relief through the nonprofit Direct Relief International.The band consists of Valerie Dobiesz, a bass player and an emergency physician; fellow ER doctor Tim Erickson, a guitarist and toxicologist; drummer Sam Plasmati, who coordinates HHI’s education programs; Isaac Baker, who learned guitar by listening to Led Zeppelin and today is a specialist in remote imaging of disaster areas; and keyboardist Katie Farineau, who works with Baker on HHI educational offerings and whose own hurricane experience left a lasting impression.“In high school my home and hometown were flooded by Hurricane Irene, in 2011,” she said. “As someone who was on the receiving end of aid, you know how important it is that people pay attention to you and people remember what your community has gone through long after the press has left. An event like this really helps to emphasize that these situations are ongoing. If we can do just a little bit helping their recovery, I think that would be wonderful.”Farineau was a high school senior in Schoharie, N.Y., when Hurricane Irene hit as a tropical storm. She watched floodwaters from the Schoharie Creek spread through town, eventually reaching halfway up the first floor of buildings on Main Street.“It was a really significant event in my life and led to me working at HHI now,” she said. “I was once someone on the ground in that situation — though not as serious as in Puerto Rico, obviously. But you know it’s important to be there, to be listening to folks in need, and give something back.”Of the three disaster zones, the band members expressed particular concern for Puerto Rico, which had the weakest infrastructure to begin with and, as the last region to be struck, might face a reduced donor pool.“People do get fixated and then jump to the next disaster. That’s when people truly get forgotten,” said Erickson, who, in addition to his role in Brigham’s ER is working on HHI projects in Syria, Ukraine, Nepal, and India.“We’d like to focus on all the hurricanes, but … the dilemma in Puerto Rico strikes a tone with what we’re trying to accomplish at HHI, not just internationally, but domestically. You don’t have to go that far down the block to find people in need and those that are vulnerable.”
Rosie LoVoi | The Observer A student speaks at Monday’s “Making Change at Walmart” rally on Monday at Fieldhouse Mall.The Human Rights Club, College Democrats and ND Students for Worker Justice collaborated with MCAW to host the event. Though their missions are different, Sofia Carozza, vice president of ND Students for Worker Justice, said that her organization was happy to help organize the event.“We are focused on getting our voice out on getting people to take action on the principles that they believe in,” Carozza said. “Whether it’s because of their Catholic faith or a different faith, but to really emphasize how these principles have an impact on your daily life and there are concrete steps that you as a student, as a consumer, can take to actually make a difference. It’s a great way to get our voice out by collaborating with them.”Throughout the event, the speakers each emphasized the importance of standing up against the way Walmart treats its workers through their own experiences.“Walmart is the largest retailer in the world, the largest employer in the U.S. and the most powerful private entity in terms of shaping our economy and politics today,” professor Daniel Graff, director of the Higgins Labor Program and speaker at the rally, said. “Not just in the U.S., but in China and all points in between.”Graff said that along with low prices come low wages for staff, minimal healthcare and the inability of workers to unionize. People should come together and stand up against injustices such as this, Graff said, citing Catholic Social Teaching. Professor Paul Mishler, a professor at Indiana University South Bend, said Walmart is setting the standard for the American business model by pushing workers harder and paying them lower wages. Mishler said through its actions Walmart is a part of Trump’s political plan.“Trump represents the personification of what Walmart represents as an institution,” he said. “All of the horror, all of the grotesqueness and the racism and the sexism, all of the commitment to enriching the wealthy at the expense of everyone else is part of the business plan of Walmart.”Yotisj Yoshi, a possible 2018 congressional candidate spoke from his perspective as a local business owner, stating that he is able to find both ways to have a competitive business as well as pay his employees a living wage and health insurance. He said that Walmart’s way of treating workers is “not the American way.”“Walmart is destroying lots and lots of small businesses just like Trump, who is destroying America by encouraging hatred towards minorities and women,” Yoshi said.Kel Beatty, president of the College Democrats, used the platform to call listeners to action. He said there are many corporations like Walmart who mistreat their workers and urged students to look off campus for opportunities to get involved.“As we all take part in these larger fights for racial justice, for economic justice, I think it’s important to remember the centrality that the fight for labor rights has for all of these,” Beatty said.Dominic Gardetto, president of ND Students for Worker Justice, agreed, and said the everyday actions that students can take to make a difference. “As consumers, we can practice conscious consumerism by purchasing products from companies that have ethical labor practices,” Gardetto said. “As members of a community we can foster respect for workers on our campus and in our dorms and as individuals it means finding a way to stand up for workers in whatever career you choose … you can always find a way to use your calling to ensure the dignity of your fellow humans. At the end of the day it is our duty to act.”Tags: rally, Trump, Walmart, workers’ rights Around 60 students, faculty and South Bend community leaders gathered at Fieldhouse Mall yesterday for the “Trump and Walmart Make America Worse” rally to garner awareness for education and worker injustices at Walmart. Raising signs that displayed slogans such as “Workers rights are humans rights” and “Stand up for a better America,” the group stood in solidarity as people from the Notre Dame faculty, students and South Bend community members spoke about the issues.This is the latest stop of the Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) movement’s tour of 25 colleges around the country. Anahi Tapia, the organizer for the Midwest region, said the organization is touring colleges with their message because they believe that college-aged students can make a difference.“We are trying to speak about Trump and Walmart’s shared agenda and shared values and how they’re destroying public education and jobs,” Tapia said.
WNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Two Buffalo residents are facing several charges after Jamestown Police allegedly found a large amount of counterfeit cash during a traffic stop on Monday.Officers say Louis Thomas, 23, and Jade Hooks, 22, were pulled over in the area of E. 2nd and Winsor Streets for a traffic violation just before 7 p.m.Police say during their investigation officers allegedly found the counterfeit currency along with a quantity of narcotics, drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials.Both Thomas and Hooks were arrested and taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case. Thomas, the driver of the vehicle, is charged with third and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, first and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and numerous others traffic charges.Police say Hooks meanwhile is charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Lewandowski netted a penalty with just 10 minutes gone at the Allianz Arena.Winger Ivan Perisic then doubled Bayern’s lead before England striker Tammy Abraham tapped home a loose ball to give Chelsea brief hope.However, replacement midfielder Corentin Tolisso put the result beyond doubt when he fired home a Lewandowski pass with 14 minutes to go.”I am really happy with how we played over the 90 minutes, the first 30 minutes we shut Chelsea out,” said Bayern head coach Hansi Flick.This was a world-class display from Lewandowski who added a late header to his pair of assists.He is now four goals short of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 17 Champions League goals in 2013/14.”It’s not a goal of mine,” said Lewandowski when asked about Ronaldo’s record.”We have a few more games in the knock-out round and I am just as happy creating goals as scoring them.”The Poland star was also coy when asked about a rivalry with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.”We have to perform well and show our quality as a team against a good Barcelona side, it’s a big game for everybody.” Leading 3-0 from the first leg at Stamford Bridge in February, before the coronavirus pandemic halted the competition, Bayern progressed 7-1 on aggregate.”We can be pleased, it was our first game for a month and it’s not easy to keep the rhythm,” added Alaba.”We have prepared for this for the last two weeks and you could see the result.”The Bundesliga and German Cup champions will meet Barcelona next Friday in Lisbon for a place in the semi-finals. Early penalty After a ruthless display in the first leg, Bayern picked up where they left off six months ago.They took the lead when Serge Gnabry, who scored twice in London, spotted the run into the box of Lewandowski, who was tripped by Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero.The Poland striker was initially flagged offside, but VAR ruled otherwise. Caballero was booked and Lewandowski converted the resulting penalty for his 12th goal in seven Champions League games.He turned provider on 24 minutes as Bayern kept up the pressure. After Mateo Kovacic lost possession near the halfway line, the ball was worked to Lewandowski who squared for Perisic to fire home.Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was linked with a move to Munich at the start of the season, beat Manuel Neuer on 28 minutes only for the goal to be ruled out by VAR for an offside.However, Chelsea pulled a goal back just before half-time.Bayern goalkeeper Neuer could only parry a shot by Hudson-Odoi and Abraham tapped home the loose ball on 44 minutes to make it 2-1 at the break. Mason Mount forced Neuer into a low save early in the second half, while Bayern lost defender Jerome Boateng to a leg injury with an hour gone. He was replaced by Niklas Suele as Perisic made way for Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho.Flick also changed both defensive midfielders, Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich, for the final 20 minutes.It paid off two-fold as moments later Tolisso, on for Alcantara, made it 3-1 when he turned home Lewandowski’s pass on 76 minutes.Alvaro Odriozola, on for Kimmich, then supplied the silky cross on 84 minutes which Lewandowski headed home for his 53rd goal in 44 games this season. Topics : Treble-chasing Bayern Munich are relishing their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona in Lisbon after Robert Lewandowski netted twice to seal a 4-1 home win over Chelsea on Saturday in the last 16, return-leg tie. “The anticipation is enormous. Barcelona has a good team with very good players, but if you look at the last few weeks, we can fly to Portugal with a lot of confidence,” said Bayern defender David Alaba.Lewandowski, the Champions League’s top-scorer, bagged his 12th and 13th goals in Europe this season and played a part in all four Bayern goals in Munich on Saturday.