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Remote sensing space weather events: Antarctic-Arctic radiation-belt (Dynamic) Deposition-VLF Atmospheric Research Konsortium network

[1] The Antarctic-Arctic Radiation-belt (Dynamic) Deposition-VLF Atmospheric Research Konsortium(AARDDVARK) provides a network of continuous long-range observations of the lower ionosphere in thepolar regions. Our ultimate aim is to develop the network of sensors to detect changes in ionizationlevels from 30–90 km altitude, globally, continuously, and with high time resolution, with the goal ofincreasing the understanding of energy coupling between the Earth’s atmosphere, the Sun, and space. Thisscience area impacts our knowledge of space weather processes, global atmospheric change,communications, and navigation. The joint New Zealand-United Kingdom AARDDVARK is a newextension of a well-established experimental technique, allowing long-range probing of ionization changesat comparatively low altitudes. Most other instruments which can probe the same altitudes are limitedto essentially overhead measurements. At this stage AARDDVARK is essentially unique, as similar systemsare only deployed at a regional level. The AARDDVARK network has contributed to the scientificunderstanding of a growing list of space weather science topics including solar proton events, the descentof NOx into the middle atmosphere, substorms, precipitation of energetic electrons by plasmaspherichiss and electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves, the impact of coronal mass ejections upon the radiationbelts, and relativistic electron microbursts. Future additions to the receiver network will increase thescience potential and provide global coverage of space weather event signatures. read more

The significance of cephalopod beaks in marine ecology studies: Can we use beaks for DNA analyses and mercury contamination assessment?

first_imgCephalopod beaks found in the diet of predators have been a major source of scientific information. In this study, we evaluated the usefulness of DNA and contaminants analysis (total mercury — T-Hg) in cephalopod beaks in order to assess their applicability as tools in marine ecology studies. We concluded that, when applying DNA techniques to cephalopod beaks from Antarctic squid species, when using flesh attached to those beaks, it was possible to obtain DNA and to successfully identify cephalopod species; DNA was not found on the beaks themselves. This study also showed that it is possible to obtain information on T-Hg concentrations in beaks: the T-Hg concentrations found in the beaks were 6 to 46 times lower than in the flesh of the same cephalopod species. More research on the relationships of mercury concentrations in cephalopod beaks (and other tissues), intra- and inter-specifically, are needed in the future.last_img read more

Redescription and neotype designation of the Antarctic springtail Folsomotoma octooculata (Collembola: Isotomidae)

first_imgThe growing interest in Antarctic collembolan species has led us to re-evaluate both the morphological and molecular aspects of different species adapted to the extreme Antarctic environment. The genus Folsomotoma includes nine species mainly distributed in Antarctic and subantarctic areas and a few additionally from Australia and South America. We herein designate the neotype of Folsomotoma octooculata (Willem 1901) and redescribe its morphological characters with particular emphasis on the sensory and ordinary chaetotaxy. Furthermore, based on analyses of both our new and previously published morphological data for F. octooculata, we propose a systematic key of the species for the genus.last_img read more

Propertymark ends a turbulent year with new ‘Covid’ leadership appointments

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Propertymark ends a turbulent year with new ‘Covid’ leadership appointments previous nextAssociations & BodiesPropertymark ends a turbulent year with new ‘Covid’ leadership appointmentsThe industry’s largest membership organisation reveals its latest ARLA and NAEA leadership figures following exits of Hamer and Cox.Nigel Lewis20th November 20200446 Views Propertymark has announced its full leadership line-up for 2020/2021 which this year have not been elected ‘due to Covid’, although the organisation hasn’t clarified publicly why the pandemic stopped a postal or electronic vote.NAEALiana Loporto (left) from London has been appointed President Elect for NAEA. She recently started up her own eponymous agency.Stephen McCarron will become Vice President.He works in Northern Ireland and has run his own agency Donnybrook and has worked in the industry for 30 years. They join Kirsty Finney, who was appointed earlier this year as President.ARLADavid Votta, who runs his own agency in Kent and is already an ARLA regional representative, has been named Vice President for ARLA, working alongside Maxine Fothergill, President Elect. Angela Davey is the current ARLA President.“These agents are all experienced property experts working in different markets across the UK, their input on behalf of members is crucial in directing Propertymark’s focus,” Tim Balcon, the recently-appointed CEO of Propertymark.“I look forward to working with them to ensure that we understand members needs and address the issues they face.”Propertymark has been tight lipped in recent months about its operations, so far being reluctant to comment on why chairman Christopher Hamer left the organisations in September or why David Cox, who was widely tipped to become CEO of the whole organisation after Mark Hayward announced his retirement in October, abruptly exited from his Chief Executive role at ARLA. Cox has subsequently joined Rightmove as its industry spokesperson.Liana Loporto Propertymark President tim balcon Stephen McCarron propertymark November 20, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Adjunct Speech

first_imgDescription/Job SummarySummary of position responsibilities:Facilitate InstructionsDevelop CurriculumAssess and grade students’ work in a timely and professionalmannerParticipate in Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (SLOA)ProcessUtilize the College’s Online Platform of CanvasAttend Professional Development workshops and trainingsCommunicate effectively with students as well as the office ofEnglish, Humanities, Visual and Performing ArtsRequired EducationMinimum Qualifications:Master’s Degree in Speech or Communications or relatedfieldTwo years of high school teaching experiencePreferred EducationTwo years of community college teaching experiencelast_img read more

The National Will Perform Grateful Dead Tribute On ‘CBS This Morning’

first_imgWith The National’s Day Of The Dead album due out this Friday, May 20th, fans everywhere are eagerly awaiting the massive 59-track tribute to the Grateful Dead. Packed with contributions from an incredible roster of artists, like Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby, Flaming Lips, The War On Drugs and more, hosted and curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National.The band recently took to the stage at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to promote the album with a performance of “Morning Dew,” and it seems that they’re at it again. The National will take the stage at CBS This Morning on Sunday, May 21st, for another Day Of The Dead performance. While it’s unknown just what song they’ll perform, our bet is on “Peggy-O,” one of the band’s few contributions to the tribute release. Day Of The Dead is due out on May 20th via 4AD, and can be found here. The full tracklisting can be seen below:Day of the Dead TracklistThunder (Vol. 1):    01. Touch of Grey – The War on Drugs    02. Sugaree – Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends    03. Candyman – Jim James & Friends    04. Cassidy – Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends    05. Black Muddy River – Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison    06. Loser – Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends    07. Peggy-O – The National    08. Box of Rain – Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)    09. Rubin and Cherise – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends    10. To Lay Me Down – Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends    11. New Speedway Boogie – Courtney Barnett    12. Friend of the Devil – Mumford & Sons    13. Uncle John’s Band – Lucius    14. Me and My Uncle – The Lone Bellow & Friends    15. Mountains of the Moon – Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends    16. Black Peter – Anohni and yMusic    17. Garcia Counterpoint – Bryce Dessner    18. Terrapin Station (Suite) – Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus)    19. Attics of My Life – Angel Olsen    20. St. Stephen (live) – Wilco with Bob WeirLightning (Vol. 2):    01 Bonnie “Prince” Billy: “If I Had the World to Give”    02 Phosphorescent & Friends: “Standing on the Moon”    03 Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band: “Cumberland Blues”    04 Tallest Man on Earth & Friends: “Ship of Fools”    05 Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Friends: “Bird Song”    06 The National: “Morning Dew”    07 Marijuana Deathsquads: “Truckin’”    08 Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends: “Dark Star”    09 Nightfall of Diamonds: “Nightfall of Diamonds”    10 Tim Hecker: “Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald”    11 Lucinda Williams & Friends: “Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad”    12 Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends: “Playing in the Band”    13 Local Natives: “Stella Blue”    14 Tal National: “Eyes of the World”    15 Bela Fleck: “Help on the Way”    16 Orchestra Baobab: “Franklin’s Tower”    17 Luluc With Xylouris White: “Till the Morning Comes”    18 The Walkmen: “Ripple”    19 Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream: “Brokedown Palace” [ft. Garth Hudson]Sunshine (Vol. 3):    01 Real Estate: “Here Comes Sunshine”    02 Unknown Mortal Orchestra: “Shakedown Street”    03 Hiss Golden Messenger: “Brown Eyed Woman”    04 This Is the Kit: “Jack-a-Roe”    05 Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear: “High Time”    06 The Lone Bellow & Friends: “Dire Wolf”    07 Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura: “Althea”    08 Orchestra Baobab: “Clementine Jam”    09 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: “China Cat Sunflower – I Know You Rider”    10 Bill Callahan: “Easy Wind”    11 Ira Kaplan & Friends: “Wharf Rat”    12 The Rileys (Terry and Gyan Riley): “Estimated Prophet”    13 Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida: “Drums – Space”    14 Fucked Up: “Cream Puff War”    15 The Flaming Lips: “Dark Star”    16 s t a r g a z e: “What’s Become of the Baby”    17 Vijay Iyer: “King Solomon’s Marbles”    18 Mina Tindle & Friends: “Rosemary”    19 Sam Amidon & Friends: “And We Bid You Goodnight”    20 The National With Bob Weir: “I Know You Rider (live)”last_img read more

Gov’t Mule To Perform On Conan

first_imgGov’t Mule is currently celebrating their Revolution Come…Revolution Go release, the band’s 10th studio album. Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson are deep into their supporting tour, with an exciting television performance slated for Wednesday, September 13, on Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco Wednesday. Steeped in the roots and mystique of rock, blues, soul, jazz and country, Revolution Come… Revolution Go enriches Gov’t Mule’s distinguished legacy with cleverly-crafted songs, intelligent and timely lyrical commentary, and downright incendiary playing, while the depth and breadth of the band’s stunning songwriting is displayed with full force.Revolutions Come And Revolutions Go, But Warren Haynes Is Here To Stay [Interview/Album Stream]With the political climate in a current state of uncertainty, Gov’t Mule uses their music to express frustration, understanding, and spread the reminder that we are all in this together. The studio time was spent wisely, using the spotlights to provide messages of unity. While there are some political observations on Revolution Come… Revolution Go, there are also introspective ruminations on life and love.Don’t miss Gov’t Mule on Conan, Wednesday, September 13.last_img read more

New PowerEdge Servers Powered by AMD EPYC Processors Push HCI Beyond the Data Center

first_imgThe HCI market is growing fast as customers refresh their server and storage hardware to modernize to a more agile and cost-effective data center. With analysts forecasting up to 66% annual growth[1], the world-wide HCI market will exceed $10B in 2021. VMware vSAN has been growing even faster than the overall HCI market, making HCI systems powered by vSAN the largest portion of the hyper-converged market, according to IDC[2].By all accounts, HCI is now ready for primetime, supporting nearly any workload, from traditional business-critical and DR/DA to cloud-native and containers. The newly launched PowerEdge R6415 servers based on AMD EPYC processors provide even greater HCI deployment options for customers looking for fresh new choices and for the latest technologies.With the rapid growth of computing outside of the data center, edge computing, including ROBO, IoT and similar workloads are a growing use case for HCI. The distributed nature of these applications drives the need for a flexible, cost-sensitive, and easily managed infrastructure. Too often, the cost and management targets for deployment at scale have precluded the use of enterprise-class storage. By contrast, the operating simplicity and lower TCO offered by the server-centric HCI architecture can be ideal or these workloads. To accelerate HCI in these growing market segments, last year VMware introduced an HCI Acceleration Kit with aggressive  entry-point pricing.The new AMD EPYC-based servers offer edge and ROBO customers fresh new choices. These single-socket, higher-core count servers with more PCIe NVMe channels can improve compute and storage performance in workloads for which quick decisions and local processing are required. Combined with VMware HCI Acceleration Kit, customers now have lower-cost HCI entry point for ROBO and Edge use cases.To learn more about vSAN certification on the new PowerEdge R6415 servers, read this story on our VMware partner site._______________________________________________________________________[1] Gartner Forecast Analysis: Integrated Systems Worldwide, 1Q17 Update[2] IDC’s 2Q2017 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Trackerlast_img read more

Days Without Rain.

first_imgAthens, Ga. – The number of consecutive days with little or no rainfall is reaching record levels in Georgia. Preliminary analysis by the Office of the State Climatologists indicates that Columbus has broken its record of days with 0.01 inches or less of rain.Athens could break its record on Friday, and Atlanta could break its within a week. All analyses were done for 1948 through 2001.Wildfire potential is the most immediate concern. Dry soils, dry leaves and other plant material, low humidity and wind all add up to an increase in wildfire potential across the entire state.Stream Flows Still DroppingStream flows continue to drop statewide. In north Georgia, record daily low flows are reported on the upper Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Chestatee, Broad, upper Flint and upper Oconee Rivers.In south Georgia, record daily low flows are reported on the Altamaha, lower Flint, Ohoopee, lower Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers. The Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service rates soil moisture as short to very short in 96 percent of the state’s soils. Winter wheat is particularly hard-hit, with 54 percent of the state’s crop rated poor to very poor.On the positive side, dry weather has allowed for good progress in harvesting summer crops. COLUMBUSUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current0 days03737 Record36 days3769108 Dates10/15/2001-11/19/200110/15/2001-11/19/20019/15/61-11/22/618/11/78-11/26/78 AUGUSTAUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current17 days173657 Record35 days3573120 Dates10/1/53-11/4/5310/1/53-11/4/5310/1/98-12/12/989/4/98-1/1/99 ATHENSUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current36 days363657 Record39 days3940180 Dates10/4/61-11/11/6110/4/61-11/11/6110/4/61-11/12/614/12/88-7/20/88 SAVANNAHUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current5 days51757 Record41 days4164150 Dates9/25/2000-11/4/20009/25/2000-11/4/200010/9/98-12/11/9811/8/88-4/3/89 MACONUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current0 days05656 Record44 days4469100 Dates10/14/78-11/26/7810/14/78-11/26/789/15/61-11/22/618/2/84-11/9/84 ATLANTAUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current26 days262637 Record32 days4249104 Dates9/30/63-10/31/639/16/54-10/27/549/15/61-11/2/617/29/55-11/9/55 Preliminary analysis of consecutive days of rain less than or equal to the amount indicated for 1948 through 2001. The “amount” column is the rainfall in inches equal to or less than the value reported. The “current” column is the number of consecutive days (ending at noon Nov. 20, 2001) receiving the indicated amount or less. The “record” column is the record number of consecutive days receiving the indicated amount or less. And the “date” column gives the period when the record was set. City Water Tableslast_img read more

The Great Teotihuacan Exhibit Arrives In The Mexican Capital

first_imgBy Dialogo May 26, 2009 The greatest exhibit ever shown about the explorations conducted over a century in the Pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan was presented today in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (MNA). The exhibit contains 430 pieces found in Teotihuacan, located 37 kilometers to the Northeast of the Mexican capital and was founded approximately 150 years B.C., even though the origin of this civilization is unknown, as well as why they disappeared after the year 650 A.D. The museographic designer for the exhibit entitled “Teotihuacan”, City of the Gods”, Patricia Real, indicated to Efe that the exhibit is divided into nine thematic areas such as architecture, society, the findings of the Pyramid of the Moon, religion and the relationship to other Mesoamerican cultures, all of this exhibited in an area of 3500 square meters. “Teotihuacan has a great influence, in architecture as well as for the manufacture of items such as pottery and in the representation of gods”, Real explained. This archeological site was declared to be a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1987. Teotihuacan spanned an area of 20 square kilometers and was inhabited by 100,000 people, which was the 6th largest population in the world at that time. Among the most prominent pieces are the Great “Jaguar de Xalla” and the “Disco de la Muerte”. Additionally, a replica of a burial site found in the Pyramid of the Moon is exhibited and different authentic objects that were found from the explorations of said building site. Statues, jewels, sculptures, murals, artifacts for crafts, vases, pots, small braziers and even a stucco spiral painted trumpet form the items found in the exhibit. The exhibit was designed to be presented at the Quai Branly museum in Paris, although it was first presented in the city of Monterrey in Northern Mexico and now in the capital city. From Paris it will also travel to the museums in Rietberg in Zurich (Switzerland), to the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, and probably also to Holland.last_img read more