Magnetosonic wave instability analysis for proton ring distributions observed by the LANL magnetospheric plasma analyzer

first_imgEnergetic proton (1–45 keV) distributions measured by the magnetospheric plasma analyzer detector on Los Alamos National Laboratory geosynchronous orbiting satellites are analyzed to study the characteristics of proton ring development during the 2001 April storm. Distinct proton rings are formed over a broad spatial region from noon to premidnight, associated with individual or multiple substorm injections on the nightside. On the basis of observed proton distributions, the convective growth rate of magnetosonic waves is calculated. We find that these proton ring distributions can provide a source of free energy for exciting magnetosonic waves, with convective growth rate mostly in the range 10−5–10−6 m−1, over a broad range of frequency from a few times ΩH+ up to ~35 ΩH+ and over a broad magnetic local time range from 1000 to 2200.last_img read more

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Plants and soil microbes respond to recent warming on the Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgAnnual temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula, one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth, have risen by up to 0.56°C per decade since the 1950s [1]. Terrestrial and marine organisms have shown changes in populations and distributions over this time [2 and 3], suggesting that the ecology of the Antarctic Peninsula is changing rapidly. However, these biological records are shorter in length than the meteorological data, and observed population changes cannot be securely linked to longer-term trends apparent in paleoclimate data [4]. We developed a unique time series of past moss growth and soil microbial activity from a 150-year-old moss bank at the southern limit of significant plant growth based on accumulation rates, cellulose δ13C, and fossil testate amoebae. We show that growth rates and microbial productivity have risen rapidly since the 1960s, consistent with temperature changes [5], although recently they may have stalled [2]. The recent increase in terrestrial plant growth rates and soil microbial activity are unprecedented in the last 150 years and are consistent with climate change. Future changes in terrestrial biota are likely to track projected temperature increases closely and will fundamentally change the ecology and appearance of the Antarctic Peninsula.last_img read more

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Property logbooks “will go mainstream by 2025 at latest”

first_imgProperty logbooks now have political backing at a high level and, it is claimed, will be an established part of the property sales process by 2025 at the latest.Nigel Walley, chair of new trade body the Residential Logbook Association, says he and the other founders had initially struggled to make headway until the housing ministry suddenly began taking an interest as political promises to ‘make moving home easier’ came to the fore.“One day we were battling to even get low-level ministry interest in logbooks, and the next minute big political guns were sat around at meetings showing a keen interest,” says Walley.Ministers are interested in logbooks because it’s an ‘oven ready’ solution to creating a central database of the nation’s properties that doesn’t require government funding; many of the different logbook providers are already making revenue and profits.Estate agent challenge“It’s important to flag up that most of the logbook companies are already live and signing up users,” he says.“We just don’t yet have good integration with the estate agent industry although one of our new members, Sprift, is doing well in integrating to supply property data.”Walley says that with agents it’s a chicken-and-egg situation – many of them are waiting for logbooks to gain traction before they get involved, and yet they are one of the keys to making logbooks successful.“Although it might take until 2025 to achieve, with the government behind us and agents beginning to see their benefits, logbooks will get there in the end,” he says.Other companies already up-and-running in specific sectors including the National Deeds Depository in conveyancing, Spaciable within new homes and Chimni (which Walley leads) in consumer property management.It already has 1,000 users in West London where it is trialling a ‘property history’ database with Knight Frank that will see the histories of famous and important homes added to its logbooks.Leading house historian Melanie Back-Hansen has been involved.Read more about property logbooks.Photo credit: London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulhammelanie back Sprift property logbooks nigel walley chimni December 14, 2020Nigel Lewis5 commentsJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 14th December 2020 at 5:20 pmA seller will normally have their property valued by an Estate Agent prior to selling. A good Agent (well i always do ha ha) will advise the seller to appoint a Solicitor/Conveyancer immediately, so the process can be started and get ahead of the game before a sale is agreed.Log in to ReplyPhilip Michael Priest, 4Corners Property Ltd 4Corners Property Ltd 14th December 2020 at 2:25 pmThe way in which log books will work is that it will require an additional cost paid for by the buyer/seller to store their information. This will then require the agents, solicitors etc to perform additional tasks in order to ensure the information is uploaded and correct.Am i missing something here, more tasks for more people in an industry where time is not a luxury that anyone has? just ask any solicitor at the moment if they have time to have lunch at the moment..A solution is required, that requires no lengthy additional tasks on behalf of the industry professionals.Log in to ReplyDaniel Hamilton-Charlton, Director – Property Searches Direct Ltd Director – Property Searches Direct Ltd 14th December 2020 at 11:38 amSurely anything that enables some structure for up front data in a property transaction has got to be a good thing?Not all estate agents use the same case management system, not all agents use the same marketing portals, not all agents use the same conveyancer so why should they all have the same logbook technologies?The quicker the industry appreciates that nothing is going to change for the better if it continues to just point the finger at conveyancing or Lending the better. There is so much more a home mover can do to help speed up their transaction and it needs to be lead by the estate agent.I can see in the future a property chain where most agents required their clients to engage with up front data and one in the chain didn’t. They will no longer be screaming at the conveyancer but suggesting that the backward estate agent be avoided next time as they will become the liability and reason for delays. It is just that at the moment, it is most agents not getting to grips with changing behaviours and all pointing the finger at conveyancers.The whole system is broken and agents are a part of it whether they choose to believe it or not.As for taking money from the consumer, I am sure they would dig a little deeper if it actually did make a difference, as at the moment there is virtually nothing to choose between an agent offering 1.5% and another offering 1.75% as very few, if any in most towns, have a real differentiator.Genuinely sit down and list what you offer as a business to its clients and what the next agent does and tell me what you do differently. I bet it comes down to “well they don’t get me if they go elsewhere” (LOL), been there wore that T-shirt in 1994.Log in to ReplyJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 14th December 2020 at 10:39 amI agree with David, and at first sight it just looks another way of taking money from the poor ole consumer. More bureaucracy is not required in my life.Log in to ReplyDavid Jabbari | Solicitor | Founder and CEO of Muve | [email protected] |, Muve Muve 14th December 2020 at 9:34 amNot sure ‘oven ready’ is likely to inspire a great deal of confidence at the moment! A property logbook initiative only makes sense if run by the Land Registry or other government agency, just like the recent online MOT database for motor vehicles. There needs to be a single source ff agreed information, not a lot of fragmented views provided by different companies.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Property logbooks “will go mainstream by 2025 at latest” previous nextProducts & ServicesProperty logbooks “will go mainstream by 2025 at latest”After senior government ministers recently got behind the emerging tech as a solution to the slow sales market, logbooks are now taking off.Nigel Lewis14th December 20205 Comments1,154 Viewslast_img read more

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Welcome Home HMAS Success!

first_img View post tag: HMAS Success June 3, 2015 Authorities After six months conducting maritime counter terrorism, counter piracy and maritime support operations in the Middle East, HMAS Success returned home to Garden Island, Sydney today.The ship’s company were reunited with loved ones, who lined the wharf to welcome home the replenishment ship after a successful Operation MANITOU mission. While originally tasked with providing only logistics support, Success has given a practical demonstration of the utility of naval forces.Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Darren Chester, MP, joined the Commander Surface Force, Commodore Lee Goddard on the wharf, recognising the contribution the 235 members of the ship’s company had made to global security.Commanding Officer Success Captain Justin Jones said the ship provided a flexible capability to Combined Maritime Forces, based in Bahrain.The ship conducted 37 boardings, almost half of the total number conducted by the greater Combined Task Force 150 during the period of her assignment.The ship was the first Royal Australian Navy ship to be force assigned to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation operation and the first Australian ship to integrate into a French carrier battle group.Success is the second ship to fully deploy to the Middle East region under Operation MANITOU, but represents the 59th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy warship to deploy to the area since the first Gulf War in 1990. HMAS Newcastle is currently deployed to the operation.[mappress mapid=”16136″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy Welcome Home HMAS Success! View post tag: Garden Island Back to overview,Home naval-today Welcome Home HMAS Success! center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: home View post tag: Sydneylast_img read more

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Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgPosition SummaryThe Department of Materials Design and innovation ( MDI ) at theUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York (UB) is seekingapplications for multiple Postdoctoral Associate positions. We arelooking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diversecommunity of students and faculty and share our vision of helpingall constituents reach their full potential. The successfulcandidate(s) will be involved with the following:(1) The development and application of advanced informatics methodsas applied to materials science data.(2) The application of multiscale computational methods to bothmolecular chemistry and materials design applications.(3) Overseeing research of graduate students and assistance inproposal writing and program reports in addition to preparingmanuscripts.Outstanding Benefits PackageWorking at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website tolearn about our benefit packages .About UBThe University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive publicresearch university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifiesambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities toachieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultureschallenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to furtherknowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates whoare valued for their talents and their impact on global society.Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the ResearchFoundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due toan applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, national origin and veteran or disabilitystatus.Minimum QualificationsPhD in Materials Science, Materials Engineering or relatedfields.Expertise in multi-scale computational materials science.Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity in materials informatics, machine learning methodsincluding natural language processing methods and databasemanagement.Thorough knowledge of Python, Matlab, R, C and C++, and NLPmethodsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

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Students honor Kathy Griffin for her work with veterans

first_imgIn the spirit of Veterans Day, Harvard Undergraduates Honoring Veterans (HUHV) will be hosting its first-ever charity benefit, Standing Tall for Veterans, on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. in Lecture Hall B of Harvard’s Science Center, 1 Oxford St. At the core of the event, HUHV will honor prominent stand-up comic and television personality Kathy Griffin with the inaugural Distinguished Service Partner Award.Pursuant with the objective of the event, HUHV will donate all ticket proceeds to the Home Base Program, the arm of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, that provides clinical support for veterans with PTSD. At the conclusion of the event, the Red Sox Foundation will open up a silent auction of Red Sox memorabilia to the general public (no ticket required) in the arcade of the Science Center, the proceeds of which will also be donated to the Home Base Program.Tickets for the charity event go on sale Oct. 8 at the Harvard Box Office, Holyoke Center, 1350 Massachusetts Ave. A limited number of seats will be available to former and current military personnel (veterans and ROTC members) free of charge with valid identification. Harvard student tickets are $10 and general admission tickets are $15.HUHV is a student group of Harvard College dedicated to easing the transition of local veterans into civilian life, while making their stories and faces more visible among the student body.last_img read more

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Turfgrass Conference

first_imgThe 72nd annual University of Georgia Southeastern Turfgrass Conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia.At the conference, UGA Cooperative Extension researchers will provide updates on turfgrass breeding, muscadine trees and pesticides, according to Brian Schwartz, turfgrass breeder on the UGA Tifton campus.“This is a historically relevant program to which people keep coming, and we try to provide information, not only on the future of turfgrass, but on the training they can receive as well,” Schwartz said.Drought-tolerant turfgrass varieties, such as Bermuda, zoysia and centipede grasses, along with technological advancements, like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and sensors, will be discussed.“Drones can produce 3-D maps for growers and provide data for irrigation and nitrogen management,” Schwartz said.Schwartz said more farmers are incorporating drone technology into their daily practices. This tool provides farmers with information about soil moisture levels and overall plant health, which can increase efficiency and profits for growers.Researchers will also address the decline in the bee population and the steps necessary to protect these endangered pollinators.Beyond the discussion, Schwartz believes that the field training portion of the conference is also vital.“Researchers will demonstrate new sprayers, and people will get to have some hands-on training with them,” Schwartz said. “I think it’s important to take something from the event you can incorporate into your daily practices.On-site registration for this year’s conference begins at 7 a.m. Presentations will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and end with an optional field tour of the turfgrass research plots.For more information or to register for the event, visit www.caes.uga.edu/campuses/tifton/conference-center.html.last_img read more

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Race Ahead 2014: Trent Wagler’s Top 5 Music Festivals

first_imgRed Wing Roots Music FestivalMt. Solon, Va., July 11-13The Blue Ridge-based band The Steel Wheels recently made an explosion onto the contemporary Americana scene with their unique mountain sound and on-stage energy. In 2013, The Steel Wheels hosted their first music festival, appropriately named Red Wing Roots after their breakout album, at the Natural Chimneys Park in central Virginia.“It’s the best,” says lead vocalist Trent Wagler. “Can I really be relied on to be impartial here? Well, no, but let me say that between the varied acts under the “Roots Music” name, the children’s activities, and cycling events, this is one of the best the area has to offer.”From both a performance and organizational perspective, Wagler says there are a number of things that make a music festival great.“The best festivals pay attention to diversity of taste and time,” he says. “A good festival organizer creates a flow to the day, just like a great artist puts together a seamless show. Giving opportunities for people to interact with each other and the outdoors in informal and formal ways is always important.”From group bike rides to trail races, scenic settings, and a variety of top artists from different music genres, Wagler suggests Red Wing and the following four festivals to add to everyone’s calendar. redwingroots.comAlbino Skunk FestivalGreer, S.C., April 10-12 • albinoskunk.comMerleFestWilkesboro, N.C., April 24-27 • merlefest.orgBristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionBristol, Va./Tenn., September 19-21 • bristolrhythm.comThe Festy ExperienceRoseland, Va., October 9-12 • thefesty.comlast_img read more

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New certification rules approved

first_imgChanges in BLSE rules to allow lawyers to use initials in ads to indicate they are certified and to change trial requirements for business litigation certification and recertification have been approved by the Bar Board of Governors.The board at its April meeting agreed with the recommendations of the Program Evaluation Committee on the BLSE items.PEC Chair Frank Walker said the first change would allow certified lawyers to use the initials “BCS” to indicate they are board certified specialists in one of the Bar’s areas of certification.The second change would allow applicants to be certified in business litigation to substitute an advanced trial advocacy seminar for one of the eight trials required, Walker said. Those seeking recertification could substitute the course for one of the five trials required.The change recognizes the growth of mediation and arbitration and the consequent reduction in the number of trials, Walker noted.Civil trial certification already has a similar provision.The board approved both changes by voice vote. The rule on using BCS will now go to the Supreme Court for review. The change in litigation standards will come back to the board for final approval at its June meeting.The board also approved the PEC’s recommendation to allow the Board of Legal Specialization and Education to create an annual award to recognize a lawyer who promotes public knowledge about the certification program. It will be called the Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification Award. May 15, 2006 Regular News New certification rules approvedcenter_img New certification rules approvedlast_img read more

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Govt vows to provide more support for intellectually disabled athletes

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry has vowed to support preparations for the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will be held in Berlin, and the 2022 Asia Pacific Special Olympics Games in Jakarta.Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna) is gearing up for the two games as Indonesia also prepares for other sporting events, like the U-22 World Cup and the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.“We must not forget the work of SOIna,” Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S Dewobroto said recently in a press statement sent to The Jakarta Post. The statement came following his meeting with the SOIna team led by Warsito Ellwein.Gatot added that the government also planned to introduce more of SOina’s work to the public so they would be more aware of its achievements.The government has also awarded an intellectually disabled athlete who secured 19 gold medals from the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Los Angeles, the United States, in 2015.Warsito appreciated the gesture, saying that more opportunities for disabled athletes would better enable them to adapt to society and also inspire others to welcome them as members of society.Topics :last_img read more

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