Multiscale observation of two polar cap arcs occurring on different magnetic field topologies

first_imgThis paper presents observations of polar cap arc substructure down to scale sizes of meters and temporal resolution of milliseconds. Two case studies containing polar cap arcs occurring over Svalbard are investigated. The first occurred on 4 February 2016 and is consistent with formation on closed field lines; the second occurred on 15 December 2015 and is consistent with formation on open field lines. These events were identified using global‐scale images from the Special Sensor Ultra‐violet Spectrographic Imager (SSUSI) instruments on board Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft. Intervals when the arcs passed through the small‐scale field of view of the Auroral Structure and Kinetics (ASK) instrument, located on Svalbard, were then found using all sky images from a camera also located on Svalbard. These observations give unprecedented insight into small‐scale polar cap arc structure. The energy and flux of the precipitating particles above these arcs are estimated using the ASK observations in conjunction with the Southampton Ionospheric model. These estimates are then compared to in situ DMSP particle measurements, as well as data from ground‐based instrumentation, to infer further information about their formation mechanisms. This paper finds that polar cap arcs formed on different magnetic field topologies exhibit different behavior at small‐scale sizes, consistent with their respective formation mechanisms.last_img read more

Groundskeeper

first_imgResponsibilities will include maintaining the overall appearanceand cleanliness of the assigned buildings and facilities. Assignedwork includes mowing, trimming, leaf removal, etc. In addition toparticipating in planning grounds maintenance for new serviceneeds, the groundskeeper will collaborate with the maintenance teamto make sure the grounds and the building are always properly caredfor.Candidates should be highly motivated and have the ability tofluently read, write English for safety and productivity reasons.Proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to allassigned work is essential. The position requires a HighSchool Diploma/GED. No specific level of experience is required.Extensive hours and weekends will be required at times.Supplemental InformationIn addition to the completed application, candidates must submit alist of three professional references from wage-documented previousemployer(s) that includes names and contact information, completebackground screening, provide referencechecks and interview. Additional inquiries must referenceGroundskeeper in the subject line of your email to [email protected] of application materials will begin ASAP and will continueuntil the position is filled.No phone calls please.Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment OpportunityEmployerlast_img read more

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

first_imgI’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to. Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing.center_img Progress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised?last_img read more

Busy time at Europain

first_imgEuropain, France’s big bakery show, took place from 6-10 March in Paris. As British Baker went to press, most stands were reporting good business and the aisles were busy with visitors. The show now takes place alternate years and follows on five months after IBA and two months before the Italian show, SIAB, this May, in Verona. Previously the shows took place by agreement on a three-year revolving cycle.Healthy products, easy-to-clean hygienic equipmment and ergonomic safety were to the fore. Trends included a big rise in the use of dark chocolate, which is perceived as healthier, and waffles consumed at all times of the day.Jean-Pierre Crouzet, president of the official craft bakers’ organisation, UIB, confirmed times were challenging: “We have 15 million bakery consumers per day, but on average each is spending a few less cents, so it makes cash flow more difficult.”last_img read more

Asda celebrates 50th with cake tour

first_imgSupermarket chain Asda has completed a countrywide tour to celebrate its 50th birthday.The #cakemyday van, stocked with celebration cakes, made its way round the UK. Treats on board included a canine-inspired Pablo the Pug creation, the Piñata Surprise and range of ‘gravity-defying’ cakes.It stopped off at Asda stores and community groups around the country, where brand representatives handed out treats to customers and locals.Day one saw the van visit stores in the Scotland locations of Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy and Chesser, including the latter’s St Martin’s Community Resource Centre, where cakes as well as a £10,000 cheque were presented.The tour visited locations including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and finally Essex on 29 July. Agency CPM worked alongside Asda’s social media agency IMP to devise the campaign, which came about after it was identified that the brand’s cakes generate the highest levels of excitement on social media. Havas is managing the PR.last_img read more

Yonder Mountain String Band Announces 2019 Summer Tour

first_imgJamgrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band has announced their upcoming 2019 summer tour dates, which will feature support from Southern rockers Great Peacock for an extensive portion of the tour.Yonder Mountain String Band will open up their tour with a performance at Charlotte, NC’s Sound Of The Summer on May 3rd, followed by festival appearances at Rochester, NY’s Lilac Festival (5/10); Cumerland, MD’s DelFest (5/23 & 24); and Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp Music Festival (5/26).The band will then head to Wichita, KS’s Wave on May 29th, followed by stops at Ozark, AK’s Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain (5/30); Huntsville, AL’s SideTracks Music Hall (5/31); Canton, NC’s Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan (6/1); Isle Of Palms, SC’s Windjammer (6/2); Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head On Stage (6/4); Newport News, VA’s Boathouse Live (6/5); Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center (6/6); Wilmington, NC’s Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews (6/7); Greenville, NC’s The State Theatre (6/8); Telluride, CO’s Sheridan Opera House (6/21); and a final stop at the 46th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, June 22nd.Head to Yonder Mountain String Band’s website for ticketing and more information.Yonder Mountain String Band 2019 Summer Tour:5/03 Charlotte, NC Sounds Of The Summer5/10 Rochester, NY Rochester Lilac Festival5/23 & 24 Cumberland, MD DelFest5/26 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival5/29 Wichita, KS Wave5/30 Ozark, AR Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain5/31 Huntsville, AL SideTracks Music Hall #6/01 Canton, NC Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan6/02 Isle Of Palms, SC The Windjammer6/04 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage #6/05 Newport News, VA Boathouse Live #6/06 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center #6/07 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews #6/08 Greenville, NC The State Theatre #6/21 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House6/22 Telluride, CO 46th Telluride Bluegrass Festival# with Great PeacockView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Harvard’s Odyssey unlocks big data

first_imgIncreasingly, big data is changing life’s game board.As technology evolves and becomes further integrated into society, massive amounts of data are being collected and stored. From the app on your cellphone to the swipe of your credit card to the systems that monitor everyday activities, data is endlessly transmitted and interpreted. With supercomputers within easy reach and storage infinitely scalable, researchers now have the power and resources not just to collect data, but to analyze it and make important discoveries.Nowhere has this trend been more apparent than at Harvard. Faculty and researchers are using big data to answer society’s most challenging questions, and doing it with the help of FAS Research Computing (FASRC). Founded in 2007, FASRC had one goal: to provide Harvard faculty, students, and staff with leading-edge computational resources.By building a centralized, high-performance computing environment called Odyssey, FASRC gave researchers the keys to unlock the information inside big data. Users have access to more than 60,000 CPUs and 15 petabytes of storage. At peak usage during a day, Odyssey churns through data so fast that it would take a traditional desktop more than 140 years to process the same information.Jeff Lichtman, the Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Santiago Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences, and Randy Buckner, professor of psychology and neuroscience, both use Odyssey extensively in their research to uncover the mysteries of the brain.Lichtman, who studies the connection and wiring of individual neurons, collects massive amounts of data. One of his microscopes produces two petabytes of data per month. In a year, Lichtman collects more than twice the data in the entire Netflix catalog.Buckner’s research takes a more macro approach. He studies the interaction of brain areas across thousands of people. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other human-imaging technologies, Buckner takes images of activity in the thinking brain. Like Lichtman, he is left with petabytes upon petabytes of raw data.Just a decade ago, this much data would have been impossible to sort through in any meaningful way. But today, with access to Odyssey, Lichtman and Buckner are not constrained by technology. They have the resources to push scientific boundaries in innovative ways. FASRC is clearing the path for researchers like Lichtman and Buckner, removing the limitations around big data and opening its possibilities.last_img read more

Crop Protection Career Tour

first_imgStarting July 10, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) graduate students will hit the road to explore career opportunities available in the crop protection industry and the Cooperative Extension System.This is the third year that students from the college’s plant pathology and entomology departments; the CAES plant protection and pest management master’s program; and the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics have organized the annual Crop Protection Career Tour, during which they visit agricultural firms and research centers around the U.S. The student-led, administration-backed initiative was created to provide CAES students with a path for interacting with industry research professionals at some of the largest and farthest-reaching agricultural companies in the nation.“We have many world-class agricultural research professionals and top-tier farm and laboratory facilities, and we’re in a state that is becoming one of the most important centers of agricultural production in the country,” said Russell Ingram, the trip’s coordinator and a doctoral candidate in plant pathology at UGA. “Unfortunately, we’re geographically isolated from the headquarters and research stations of the vast majority of the research-driven agricultural companies in the United States.”Because of this geographic isolation, it’s difficult for many students to meet industry professionals and build the professional networks they need to find jobs after graduation. Building those networks and learning more about industry leaders was the original goal of the tour, Ingram said.“We want students to better understand how they can use the education that they acquire at UGA, but we also want to help them apply it through successful employment after they leave,” he said.This year, the tour will begin with a focus on Extension careers. At the University of Kentucky, students will have the chance to hear from Paul Vincelli, Extension professor of plant pathology, about the career diversity and impact of Extension through a workshop titled “Science and Public Responsibility.”Then the students will travel to the Indianapolis research station for Corteva Agriscience (the agriculture division of DowDuPont). There, students will spend two days with commercial professionals and research-and-development personnel to learn about the structure and function of the research pipeline as well as the many career paths available to recent graduates in the agricultural sciences.“The primary goal of the trip is to increase student knowledge of the skills that are needed in the wide array of specific positions and career paths that are available,” Ingram said. “At the end of the day, the biggest hope of both myself and my partners at Corteva is to have our student attendees return to UGA with a better understanding of how to make themselves competitive candidates for high-paying, high-impact industry positions and ready to create a program of study and experiential learning to make that happen.”The year’s tour has been made possible by external grants from Corteva Agriscience and the American Phytopathological Society’s Plant Pathology Experiential Award as well as internal funding from the entomology and plant pathology departments and the UGA Society of Aspiring Plant Pathologists. Thanks to funding from these external partners and UGA, this four-day road trip will be offered to attendees for a $50 registration fee, which includes all lodging, transportation, the workshop and most meals, making this experience accessible to all interested CAES graduate students.If you would like to follow the students on their tour, which begins July 10, check out the Careers in Crop Protection Tour blog at bit.ly/cropprotectiontourblog or follow Ingram on Twitter: @Bluesberry111.last_img read more

Colombian Police Arrest Leader of Ring of Drug-Trafficking Hitmen

first_imgBy Dialogo May 18, 2011 I think this newspaper is great since the articles appear in various languages and they are also important articles not jokes congratulations The Colombian police have announced the arrest of Jesús Hernández, who is accused of being the leader of the hitmen who work for one faction of the so-called Envigado Office, a criminal network in the service of drug traffickers, and for whom a reward of 110,000 dollars was being offered. According to a report by the police, Hernández (alias ‘Chaparro’) is the second-in-command of the organization led by Ericcson Vargas (alias ‘Sebastián’). Hernández’s arrest took place on Wednesday, but according to the police, it was announced on Sunday once his identification was confirmed, since the alleged criminal had altered the pads of his fingers. On Wednesday, the police also announced the arrest in Aruba of Gustavo Alvarez (alias ‘Tavo’), the second-in-command of another faction of the Envigado Office, led by Maximiliano Bonilla (alias ‘Valenciano’). The factions led by ‘Sebastián’ and ‘Valenciano’ are mired in a war to the death over control of retail cocaine trafficking and of their territory, in which their chief center of operations is the city of Medellín (400 km northwest of Bogotá). The two are heirs of Diego Murillo (alias ‘Don Berna’), a drug trafficker and former paramilitary leader extradited to the United States in 2008.last_img read more

Port Dickinson Elementary opens to students and staff

first_imgPORT DICKINSON (WBNG) — The halls at Port Dickinson Elementary in the Chenango Valley School District will be filled with students and staff on Monday morning, for the first time in months. “We did tours right before the break. Each of the teachers brought their classes through the buildings. To see the excitement on the kids faces, that’s what it’s all worth,” he said. “It’s just another mechanism and tool for learning,” said Gill. Not only was the building in need of physical renovations, the needs of students are always changing. Social workers and counselors were added to the school and interactive TVs were put in every classroom. The look of the inside of the building changed too. The school went through renovations starting over the summer. The project upgraded classrooms, learning spaces like the library, and some of the building’s systems. Gill says both students and staff were looking forward to seeing the building.center_img “Because it was, again, so old in nature, to just upgrade and get the students from Pre-k on to understand about school spirit and red and gray, it creates a culture,” said Gill. Port Dickinson Elementary will be celebrating 100 years in the fall. “It’s going to be the first day of school again,” said superintendent David Gill. The last big project at the school was in 1989. For more information on the district’s capital project, click here.last_img read more