Plasma drift estimates from the Dynasonde: comparison with EISCAT measurements

first_imgModern ionosondes make almost simultaneous measurements of the time rate of change of phase path in different directions and at different heights. By combining these ‘Doppler’ measurements and angles of arrival of many such radar echoes it is possible to derive reliable estimates of plasma drift velocity for a defined scattering volume. Results from both multifrequency and kinesonde-mode soundings at 3-min resolution show that the Dynasonde-derived F-region drift velocity is in good agreement with EISCAT, despite data loss during intervals of ‘blanketing’ by intense E-region ionisation. It is clear that the Tromsø Dynasonde, employing standard operating modes, gives a reliable indication of overall convection patterns during quiet to moderately active conditions.last_img read more

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BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Saint Mary’s Saturday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMORAGA, Calif.-Following a thrilling 90-87 win over Pacific Thursday, BYU men’s basketball plays at Saint Mary’s Saturday as they ensue in West Coast Conference play and conclude a five-game road trip. Junior guard Jordan Ford averages 22.8 points per game for the Gaels, while redshirt sophomore forward Malik Fitts amasses 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest in a complementary role for Saint Mary’s. The 9-7 Cougars are now 1-0 in WCC play and face a Gaels squad that is also 9-7 but 0-1 in league play as they fell 76-72 to San Francisco Thursday. Written by Brad James The Gaels come into Saturday’s tilt averaging 77 points per game and surrendering 66.6 points per contest. January 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Faces Saint Mary’s Saturday Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Jahshire Hardnett/Jordan Ford/Malik Fitts/Saint Mary’s Gaels/TJ Haws/Yoeli Childs The Cougars continue to be led on the season by junior forward Yoeli Childs who averages 21.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. BYU scores 84.9 points per game and surrenders 79.3 points per contest. In Thursday’s win, Cougars junior guard TJ Haws netted 24 points and six assists and junior guard Jahshire Hardnett posted 17 points, including 14 in the second half, while netting 14 of those points in the 2nd half.last_img read more

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USNS Mercy Sails to Papua New Guinea for PP15

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Authorities The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy ship (T-AH 19) arrived in Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on June 26 for its second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015.While in Arawa, PP15 personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, women’s leadership and safety topics, medical and veterinary care.The Mercy crew will also work in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby and the host nation government to host several engagements focusing on women’s health and violence prevention.To accomplish so many events during the seven-day stay in Arawa, Pacific Partnership will have a larger footprint this year than in previous visits to Papua New Guinea. The hospital ship arrived with more than 900 personnel, including volunteers from eight non-governmental organizations and the U.S. Agency for International Development.PP15 participants on the ship and on the ground include personnel from the United States, Australia, Timor Leste, Japan, and New Zealand. All PP15 personnel will work collectively with the Papua New Guinea government and local community on the various medical, dental, veterinary and engineering civic action projects.The Mercy crew is scheduled to work in Arawa through July 3, when the ship and crew will move to their next port of call in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.[mappress mapid=”16345″]Image: US Navy USNS Mercy Sails to Papua New Guinea for PP15 View post tag: Asia-Pacific Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Mercy Sails to Papua New Guinea for PP15 View post tag: Navy June 28, 2015 View post tag: Papua New Guinea View post tag: PP15 Share this article View post tag: USNS Mercylast_img read more

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Criticism for University over delayed report on Port Meadow

first_imgFollowing criticism of the University by the Save Port Meadow campaign, for delays in a retrospective Environment Impact Assessment concerning the Port Meadow development, a spokesperson for the University has stated that it will be published next week. Campaigners wrote to the Oxford Mail last week, claiming that the University has repeatedly pushed back the release of the assessment, which it agreed to conduct last year. They expect the report to outline “the effect of its inappropriate and over-sized development that has ruined Port Meadow”.The letter reads, “This piece of work was originally expected by Easter, then by the summer, then after the summer, and yet we are still waiting. We have now been told it will be out ‘in the next few weeks’, but the University continues to be coy about precisely when. “Since there is then an automatic six week consultation period, if the assessment is made available any later than the end of October, the whole process will roll into the Christmas holiday period when many people who might wish to express their views may well be away or otherwise distracted.”The £21.5m Castle Mill development at Port Meadow has attracted controversy over the last two years, with notable figures speaking out against the accommodation complex. Oxford resident and fantasy author, Phillip Pullman, denounced the structures as “destructive, brutal, ugly vandalism”. Former Lord Major, Alan Armitage, also criticised the development, writing in a joint open letter to the Oxford Mail that it “is already causing widespread public dismay.” He further claimed, “Failure to act would do lasting damage, not only to the setting of Port Meadow but to the reputation of Oxford as a civilised place that values and safeguards its heritage.”A University spokesperson told Cherwell, “The voluntary Environmental Impact Assessment offered by the University and prepared by independent consultants will be published on Thursday 30th October. The document will be submitted to the city council so that it has all the information necessary to decide whether to discharge the outstanding planning conditions for the Castle Mill graduate accommodation buildings.”They added, “There will be an opportunity for interested parties and members of the public to give their views on the document to the council. Copies will be made available to interested parties as well as through the city council.”The first phase of the graduate housing complex was completed in 2004, with initial buildings established at the southern side of the site. From 2012, a one hectare site north of the pre-existing accommodation underwent development; criticisms were levied at these four to five storey accommodation blocks that obstruct the view of the Oxford skyline from Port Meadow.Speaking of the University’s announcement, Matthew Sherrington, of the Save Port Meadow campaign, said, “It’s about time, having been a full year since the Save Port Meadow campaign forced the retrospective EIA out of the University by going to court.One student commented, “Good on the Save Port Meadow campaigners for persevering over two years. I’m unsure what impact this EIA can have though—the development complex has been built. What can anybody do about it now?”last_img read more

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Ocean City’s Historic City Hall Getting Back Its Luster

first_imgRestoration crews using a lift are currently concentrating on the side of City Hall facing Ninth Street. By Donald WittkowskiFrom time to time, buildings, just like people, need some TLC.Such is the case with Ocean City’s historic City Hall, an architectural gem in the Beaux-Arts Classicism style that is getting some touch-up work on the brick, granite and terra cotta exterior to restore its luster.“It’s ornate,” Cape May architect Michael Calafati said while marveling over the three-story building. “It’s not Victorian, but it has all the embellishments you would associate with Classical Revival architecture. This is pretty unique.”Calafati is overseeing Ocean City’s $400,000 restoration of the 104-year-old landmark, whose facade overlooking Asbury Avenue at Ninth Street includes majestic terra cotta columns interspersed by bold, rectangular windows.The building’s architectural exclamation point is a grand staircase that gracefully flows to the sidewalk and is framed on either side by monumental cast iron light stanchions.Near the top of the facade are raised terra cotta letters spelling out “CITY HALL.” Just above the letters, at the building’s highest point, is a decorative clock framed in terra cotta laurels.Underscoring the building’s historic significance, it has been placed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.Cape May architect Michael Calafati is overseeing the $400,000 restoration project for Ocean City.Without hesitation, Calafati calls it “one of the finest” historic buildings in all of New Jersey. Although it is nowhere near among the oldest government buildings in the state, its construction in 1914 dates back to the start of World War I.The building’s exterior was last refurbished a little more than 20 years ago. Now, it needs another makeover as part of its ongoing maintenance.Formally known as the City Hall “exterior masonry stabilization project,” the restoration work includes three main parts of the building: the granite base, the Roman brick walls and the terra cotta. The windows are also being caulked and repainted.While the project will restore the building’s outer shell, the city is being extraordinarily careful not to tamper with its historic provenance.“The idea was never to make this building perfect again, because it’s over 100 years of age,” Calafati explained during a tour of City Hall on Wednesday.Even the two-step process for hiring a contractor to do the work was special, said Joseph Clark, the city’s purchasing manager. First, prospective contractors had to be prequalified to prove they had the expertise to perform such a project. Then, they were allowed to bid on the contract.Built in 1914, the three-story landmark overlooking Asbury Avenue features an ornate facade.Joseph Dugan Inc., a masonry restoration company based in Erdenheim, Pa., won the City Hall contract. The company’s experience in restoring historic buildings includes Resorts Hotel and Casino and the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, according to its website.Emphasizing the intricate nature of the City Hall project, Calafati described Joseph Dugan’s workers as highly skilled craftsmen.“They’re not your run-of-the-mill masons or bricklayers,” he said. “They’re adept at what they do.”Work began in April and will continue through June, wrapping up by the Fourth of July. Most of the funding for the project comes from the Cape May County Open Space Trust Fund, with Ocean City picking up the rest of the cost, Clark said.City Hall was designed by noted early 20th Century architect Vivian B. Smith, whose other local masterpieces included the Ocean City Music Pier and the historic Flanders Hotel.When it was completed in 1914, City Hall’s construction cost was $75,000, the equivalent of about $1.8 million in today’s money, according to a Wikipedia entry on the building’s history.With periodic maintenance, much like the restoration work being done now, there’s no telling how many more years the stately building will last, Calafati noted.“Indefinitely,” he said, smiling.The brickwork and terra cotta are among the main parts of City Hall getting refurbished.last_img read more

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Parsons sees success from pop-up shop

first_imgParsons Bakery has said it could be transforming a pop-up bakery site into a more permanent fixture, following its success over the last two months.The Bristol-based BB75 retailer revealed the temporary site on West Street in Bedminster, which opened on 15 December, has been trading at a profit and the company is looking to continue operating the shop at the premises, which it took over for a three-month rent-free trial period.  The fourth-generation family-run firm, which operates 34 retail stores in south-west England and Wales, was approached by a community regeneration group called Way Out West to open up the pop-up site.Nick Parsons, managing director of Parsons Bakery, told British Baker: “The group surveyed the surrounding residents to see which stores they valued the most and would like to see reopen on their high street, and a local bakery came in at the top of their list. So the community group asked any local landlords who had empty properties if they would be interested in letting a pop-up shop.”He added that the company could not justify spending its normal new store refurbishment costs of £70,000, but set a £5,000 budget to transform the 250sq ft shop.Parsons explained: “The store has a limited product range which features all of the normal bakery classics, such as bread, sandwiches, cakes, pastries and savouries, but has just a few options in each category so we can offer all our ‘best sellers’ and also minimise any waste. We were clear and honest from the outset that this pop-up had to generate a profit and was not a charity cause.“We have been delighted with the results. The store trades profitably and above our initial expectations, and we are exploring all options for continuing at the site after the three-month period runs out. The local residents love having a baker back on their street and have been very supportive – at the end of the day if they use it, it will stay trading.”He said the area in which the Parsons Bakery pop-up shop is situated has benefited from visits by retail guru Mary Portas in recent months, resulting in a wave of local media interest, and the company is now considering opening further pop-up sites in the future.Last February, Parsons Bakery benefited from a £30,000 financial boost, awarded to the company by the Regional Growth Fund, to help open up new shops and create new jobs.last_img read more

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200 Degrees coffee opens 11th store at designer outlet

first_imgSpeciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees has opened its first “out of town” location in the East Midlands.Situated in the McArthurGlen designer outlet on Junction 28 of the M1, the 80-seater, 1865 sq ft site follows the opening of its Birmingham Lower Temple Street premises this summer and brings the total number in the business’ portfolio to 11.The shop, which opened this week, creating 16 jobs, features a coffee bar, fireplace snug and a large outdoor seating area, and sells sandwiches, baguettes, salads, soups, cakes and pastries.Vegan and gluten-free options are available alongside freshly roasted coffee and a seasonal menu of spiced hot drinks and soups.A festive gift collection has also been produced, including three roast options from 200 Degrees’ full coffee range, enabling customers to make their own mix-and-match gift packs.“As a prime retail destination in the East Midlands, we are honoured to be serving our freshly roasted coffee blends, food and new festive options to shoppers, alongside our range of high-calibre brewing equipment and gadgets for coffee lovers to recreate the 200 Degrees experience at home,” said Tom Vincent, co-founder and director at 200 Degrees.“As it’s that special time of year, we will have our highly trained staff on hand for advice and to demonstrate equipment to anyone looking to purchase for themselves or for loved ones in the lead-up to Christmas.”McArthurGlen’s centre manager Paul Tyler said: “We are passionate about supporting local businesses and are delighted to be able to offer our guests another independent food and beverage offering.”Vincent established 200 Degrees, which began roasting coffee at Meadow Lane in Nottingham, with business partner Rob Darby in 2012. They opened their first shop in October 2014.McArthurGlen is the fourth site to be unveiled by the businessmen this year, behind Lincoln, Liverpool and Birmingham Lower Temple Street. The owners plan to open their 12th site in Manchester later this year.last_img read more

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Rooster Walk 11 Adds Sam Bush, Ghost Light, Steep Canyon Rangers, More To 2019 Lineup

first_imgRooster Walk Music & Arts Festival has revealed the third wave of artists for their 2019 lineup. Going down in Martinsville, VA from May 23rd through 26th, 2019, the festival’s newly added performers include Sam Bush, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Ghost Light, The Steel Wheels, The Black Lillies, ‘Yarn Morrison’, Runaway Gin, and more.These acts join a lineup that already included Galactic, Shovels & Rope, Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Turkuaz, King & Strings (Marcus King and Billy Strings), BIG Something, The Lil Smokies, Roosevelt Collier Band, Mountain Heart, The Jammy Jam (hosted by the Lil Smokies), Kendall Street Co., The Vegabonds, and more.King & Strings is a collaboration between southern rocker Marcus King and progressive bluegrass ace Billy Strings that has only happened once before, at last year’s Rooster Walk 10. The original lineup featured Billy Strings and his band, consisting of bassist Royal Masat, banjo player Billy Failing, and mandolinist Jarrod Walker, along with Marcus King and legendary drummer Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit). The exact lineup for the 2019 iteration of King & Strings has yet to be announced, but with both Billy Strings’ and Marcus King’s bands in the house, it’s sure to be one hell of a good time.Fans and curious onlookers can head here to find more information on Rooster Walk 11.last_img read more

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What of ‘Individual-1′? Feds’ Trump campaign case is ‘dead’

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors have shown no signs of reopening the campaign finance investigation that sent Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen to prison even now that Trump has left the White House. That’s according to several attorneys and law enforcement officials involved in the case. Federal prosecutors in New York had identified Trump as being involved in directing payments to Karen McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels to silence them about extramarital affairs with him. Trump has said the payments didn’t amount to campaign finance violations. Some observers speculated the case would be restarted once Trump could no longer claim presidential immunity.last_img

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Annaleigh Ashford Sums Up Her Kinky Year!

first_img What was the easiest thing about the job? Spending hours and hours with all of the amazing people that make Kinky Boots happen every day, onstage and off. Related Shows What was the highlight of your time at the job? There were too many highlights to count. One of my favorite moments was our first night with an audience. Everyone in the building stood stage right and held hands before we shared our story with New York. It was theater magic! How do you think you’ve grown during your time at this job? I grew as an actor and as a human in ways I never dreamed. I got to create a role from scratch, I got to watch Cyndi Lauper perform from stage left at Radio City at the Tony Awards, and I became a Sadie Sadie married lady. If you don’t grow from a year like we have had, then you are either an alien or a robot. I am so lucky. How do you feel now that you’re leaving? So nostalgic about the incredible blessing that this last year was to me and those around me. I am so grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime experience with this once-in-a-lifetime group. Why are you leaving? I will be reprising the role of Betty DiMello on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, so I’m off to L.A. to shoot the second season. How did you feel when you first got the job? I was excited… Well, excited and scared. (How about that musical theater reference!?) I couldn’t wait to be in the room with Jerry Mitchell, Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper, and the incredible cast and crew. I knew from the first moment that everyone was in the same room together that this was a special group of people. I couldn’t wait to see them every day. Kinky Boots What skills do you think are required for future job applicants? Lauren would say, “Think outside the box. All them other sods who survived went out looking for an underserved niche market and aimed to fill the void!” Lauren is a feisty factory girl that will have the heart of whoever plays her in the perfect way. Jeanna de Waal, who is coming in next, is going to give her some authentic British magic!!! I can’t wait for the company to have a proper Brit! In the corporate world, employees departing a job are asked to sit through an exhausting “exit interview” about their stint at the company. Although that model doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, we think it’s fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Tony nominee and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Annaleigh Ashford, whose run in Kinky Boots is coming to a close, looks back on her dragalicious “once-in-a-lifetime experience” in the Tony-winning musical. View Comments What will you miss most about the job? Telling 1,000 people every day that they can change the world if they change their mind, and my family at the Hirschfeld Theatre. Thank you for everything! Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Annaleigh Ashford Employee Name: Annaleigh Ashford What are three words you would use to describe your experience at the job? Family. Laughter. Love. I know that sounds cheesy but it’s the truth. I could also say Poonchcard, Come On, and PoonBoot. but only the cast and crew would get that 🙂 What was the hardest thing about the job? The hardest thing will absolutely be saying goodbye to all of those amazing people. Star Files What advice would you give to future employees in your job position? Bring gluten-free treats for Megan Bowers. Your dresser and friend of dreams!!! Learn everyone’s factory names and drag names. They were chosen thoughtfully with care and love.last_img read more

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