A multi-instrument approach to determining the source‐region extent of EEP-driving EMIC Waves

first_imgRecent years have seen debate regarding the ability of electromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves to drive EEP (energetic electron precipitation) into the Earth’s atmosphere. Questions still remain regarding the energies and rates at which these waves are able to interact with electrons. Many studies have attempted to characterize these interactions using simulations; however, these are limited by a lack of precise information regarding the spatial scale size of EMIC activity regions. In this study we examine a fortuitous simultaneous observation of EMIC wave activity by the RBSP‐B and Arase satellites in conjunction with ground‐based observations of EEP by a subionospheric VLF network. We describe a simple method for determining the longitudinal extent of the EMIC source region based on these observations, calculating a width of 0.75 hr MLT and a drift rate of 0.67 MLT/hr. We describe how this may be applied to other similar EMIC wave events.last_img read more

OCNJDaily’s Tournament Challenge – It’s Free to Enter & Win

first_imgOCNJ Daily March Madness – Great skill is required to earn your way to the top.Do you have what it takes to pick the right teams to win the NCAA Tournament Challenge? If so, register here to play:Click Here to EnterPrizes provided by the OCNJDaily1st Place – $150 American Express Gift Card2nd Place – $75 American Express Gift Card3rd Place – $25 American Express Gift Cardlast_img

Yonder Mountain String Band Takes Big Sky Country By Storm At The Wilma

first_imgSpring tour has officially sprung for Yonder Mountain String Band. Last night at the Wilma Theater in Missoula, Montana, YMSB picked their way through a great set that featured several cuts off of the band’s 2015 album Black Sheep, including “Annalee,” “I’m Lost,” “Drawing A Melody” and “New Dusty Miller,” also peppering in covers “Dancing In The Moonlight” by King Harvest and the Grateful Dead’s “Bertha” along the way. A fiery “Casualty” set closer would give way to an equally fervent encore featuring “Just The Same” and a Ben Kaufmann-lead “Damned If The Right One Didn’t Go Wrong.” Check out some great shots captured by Neubauer Media from last night’s show at the Wilma as well as a full gallery below featuring Yonder Mountain and opening support from Polecat: Load remaining images Setlist: Yonder Mountain String Band at Wilma Theater, Missoula, MT – 3/16/16Set: Gilpin Swing > On The Run > Black Sheep > Mother’s Only Son > I’m Lost > Mother’s Only Son > On The Run, Dancing In The Moonlight, Travelin’ Prayer, Night Out, River > Eat In Go Deaf, Isolate > Bertha, Annalee > Drawing A Melody, No Rain > All The Time > New Dusty Miller > CasualtyEncore: Just The Same, Damned If The Right One Didn’t Go Wronglast_img read more

Harvard cadet is #10 in the nation

first_imgEach fall, in conjunction with their branch selections, Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from around the country are ranked in a national Order of Merit List (OML). The OML ranks all Army ROTC seniors across the nation — 5,575 of them are scheduled to graduate and be commissioned in spring 2016.Harvard senior and Army ROTC cadet Charlotte M. Falletta captured the number 10 spot in the prestigious top 10. Falletta is a member of the Army ROTC battalion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.A cadet’s positioning on the OML can determine his or her priority in being chosen for the branch or occupational specialty of choice. Cadets are ranked on the OML by achieving superior grade point averages, strong athletic performance in the Army physical fitness test and college athletic participation, proving their worth as exceptional leaders in their college ROTC training, and their performance at the Cadet Leadership Course.Falletta, a native of Williamsville, N.Y., is concentrating in government.last_img read more

Boeing giving employee bonuses despite losing $12B last year

first_imgSEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. will pay out annual performance bonuses next month to most employees despite losing $12 billion over the last year during the coronavirus pandemic. The Seattle Times reported that most employees did not receive annual bonuses last year after the company lost $636 million in 2019 because of the grounding of the 737 MAX by the Federal Aviation Administration. In response, the company in February changed the structure of its incentive plan, tying its financial goals to the timing of the first delivery of a 737 MAX after its ungrounding. The company’s bonuses were previously based on profits.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Top Broadway Creatives Set for Grease: Live & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend. Top Broadway Creatives Set for Grease: LiveWe’ve got chills—you might even say that they’re multiplying. Some mega Main Stem creatives have been tapped for Grease: Live! Costume design will be by the legendary Tony winner William Ivey Long (Hairspray), with music supervision by Tony winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and production design by theater vet David Korins (Motown The Musical). The trio join the previously announced director Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and executive producer Marc Platt (Wicked). In other words, stars Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough are in the hands of Broadway’s best for the Fox telecast on January 31, 2016!Supergirl Soars to New Heights for Jordan & BenantiBroadway faves Jeremy Jordan and newlywed Laura Benanti will be flying high for some time to come (or something)! According to Deadline, CBS has picked up Supergirl for a “full season” of 20 episodes. Headlined by Melissa Benoist as the titular character, the show bowed in October with 13 million viewers; the series is garnering an increase of 46 percent in viewers on the same timeslot a year ago.Daddy Long Legs to Stream OnlineDaddy Long Legs is set to be the first ever Broadway or off-Broadway performance to be broadcast over the interweb free of charge! The new tuner, starring Megan McGinnis and her hubby Adam Halpin, will partner with Livestream on December 10. Directed by John Caird, the production is running at off-Broadway’s Davenport Theater.Watch Sutton Foster Get Even YoungerYounger is returning to the small screen on January 13, 2016 and we now have our first promo of what Tony winner Sutton Foster et al will be getting up to in the second season. Check out the video below. Oh, how we’ve missed making GIFs of statement jewelry… View Commentslast_img read more

Colombia Approves Stock Market Merger With Peru, Chile

first_img Colombia on 5 November approved merging its stock market with those of neighboring Peru and Chile, which experts said will become the second-biggest stock market in Latin America after Brazil’s. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Economy Minister Juan Carlos Echeverry “signed the decree authorizing the merger,” a statement by the president’s office said. Representatives from the stock markets and central banks of the three nations will meet next week in Bogota to launch the new stock market, it added. A meeting of financial experts headed by Spain’s BBVA Bank said the new stock market will boost overall trading in the three countries anywhere from three to five times the current volume. “That would make this stock market the second-largest in Latin America after Brazil’s,” BBVA said in a statement. By Dialogo November 10, 2010last_img read more

Peruvian National Police Rescues More than 500 Victims of Human Trafficking

first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo September 17, 2020 During the first half of 2020, law enforcement forces carried out 31 operations to combat human trafficking in Peru, rescuing 437 peruvian victims (including 68 minors) and 71 foreigners (including eight minors).The Peruvian Police Directorate for the Investigation of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants published this information on July 30, on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.In 2019, the figures were even higher, as there was no coronavirus emergency. Authorities carried out 161 operations and rescued 1,054 victims (907 women and 147 men), 25 percent of whom were children and teenagers.Nearly half of the 454 victims rescued in 2019 were foreigners. “This is due to the migratory influx of more than 1 million Venezuelans during the last two years,” Juan Antonio Fernández Jeri, general director for Democratic Security at the Ministry of the Interior, told TV Peru.“More than 300 Venezuelan women were victims of this scourge in 2019, in addition to 96 Ecuadorean and 54 Colombian nationals,” he said.One of the trafficking hot spots is the Peruvian Amazon, where traffickers bring teenagers from Colombia and Brazil to force them into prostitution in places known as “prostibares,” the news portal El País Brasil reported.According to the Blue Heart Campaign, a United Nations’ initiative against human trafficking, seven out of 10 victims in Peru are recruited through fake job offers.“Trafficking begins with the person’s recruitment, transfer, reception, and finally their exploitation,” Fernández Jeri said. “During this process, the potential victim is deceived several times to generate confusion.”The official explained that international networks do not operate in Peru; rather, family groups join forces to commit the crime. “In the case of labor exploitation, they mainly go to areas with extractive industries, such as illegal mining sites in departments like Madre de Dios,” he said.The military presence has deterred trafficking in certain regions of the country. “In La Pampa, since February, there has been a permanent presence of armed and police forces, which has minimized this type of criminal action,” Fernández Jeri said.last_img read more

Long Island Pothole Surge Prompts Ramped-up Road Repairs

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The havoc wreaked on Long Island roadways this winter has forced officials to accelerate the timeline for state road repairs initially slated to begin next year and beyond.New York State officials announced Friday that $100 million—68-percent from the federal government and 32-percent provided by the state—has been made available for a dozen construction projects across Nassau and Suffolk counties. The projects are expected to begin this fall, though officials did not specify which roads would get priority status.“This particular winter was so brutal that to wait two, three years for these projects would have had a severe impact on it,” said New York State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Eileen Peters.Repairs will depend on the type of damage done to specific roadways, officials said. Resurfacing projects will range from removing the worn top layer of pavement from all travel lanes and shoulders and repairing base concrete, to improving drainage and installing new asphalt.“We identified the most heavily damaged roads, and used every available resource to accelerate these resurfacing projects,” NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said in a statement. “Throughout construction, we will be ensuring that traffic disruptions are minimized.”Crews will work either overnight hours or during off-peak times (late morning-late afternoon) to mitigate traffic, Peters said.She said some of the projects were originally scheduled for late-2015 and 2017. But the onslaught of snowy and icy weather created dangerous conditions on roads as drivers either attempted to avoid crater-sized potholes, or suffered flat tires and damaged wheels when potholes were unavoidable.From Jan. 1 to April 30, state crews used 2,599 tons of asphalt to fill potholes—up from 1,574 tons in 2013, and 523 tons in 2012.Up-to-date cost of repairs wasn’t immediately available. The Press reported in March that repairs cost $1,397,193 this year, quadruple last year’s price tag.List of Construction Projects:Nassau CountyLong Island Expressway (LIE/I-495) eastbound and westbound mainline between exits 37 and 46 in the towns of North Hempstead and Oyster BayNorthern State Parkway (NSP) between the Wantagh State Parkway (WSP) and the LIE, in the Town of HempsteadMeadowbrook State Parkway (MSP) between Glenn Curtis Boulevard and the NSP in the Town of HempsteadNY Route 25/Jericho Turnpike between NY Routes 106/107 and Robbins Lane, Town of Oyster BayNY Route 25/Jericho Turnpike between Brush Hollow Road and Jericho Quadrangle East in the Town of Oyster BayNY Route 878/Nassau Expressway between Burnside Avenue and Rockaway Turnpike in the Town of HempsteadNY Route 24/Hempstead Turnpike between the MSP and NY Route 110 in the towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay, Nassau and Suffolk countiesSuffolk CountyNY Route 25A between the Nassau/Suffolk border and Bread and Cheese Hollow Road in the Town of HuntingtonNY Route 24/Flanders Road between County Roads 104/63 and Bellows Pond Road in the Town of SouthamptonNY Route 25A between NY Route 111 and Edgewood Avenue in the Town of SmithtownNY Route 25 between Kings Park Road and NY Route 111 in the Town of SmithtownSimeon Woods Road between the LIE and Kings Highway in the Town of Smithtownlast_img read more

4 signs that your credit union is in trouble

first_imgby: Sean McDonaldNot very pleasant to think about, right? Sorry but the reality is that there are some companies and organizations that are in danger of slipping off the radar. In the vast majority of cases, I firmly believe that steps can be taken to reverse course; however, in order to do that, affected organizations must accept that they are in danger, resolve to take action to “right the ship” and then ACT before it’s too late. Here are 4 red flags that signal your company may be in trouble:You can’t seem to retain young employees. Young professionals are looking for very specific things when they go to work for someone. They want to be compensated properly, want access to professional development opportunities, want to be acknowledged for doing great work, and do not want to be micro-managed. Of course, the job market isn’t great so there may be a temptation to think that these young people should consider themselves lucky to have a job. Not only is that very dangerous thinking but it also ignores the fact that the job market is already on the road to recovery. Therefore, young professionals who don’t feel appreciated have many more opportunities to go elsewhere. And they will.You haven’t updated your strategic plan in a while. A plan is a necessary component of any organization’s short and long-term growth strategies. But these plans need to be examined and reviewed often. Metrics must be put in place to measure and gauge the progress being made. And you must be flexible and realize that plans should be altered and adjusted from time to time to adapt to the ever-changing marketplace. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more