Comparison of short period TID morphologies in Antarctica during geomagnetically quiet and active intervals

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first_imgTravelling ionospheric disturbances with periods in the range 10 < τ < 30 min were observed by an HF Doppier network on the Antarctic Peninsula. A distinction was made between TIDs associated with geomagnetically quiet and active intervals, in the expectation that their morphology might depend on the degree of magnetic activity. During quiet times the short period TIDs have speeds less than 300 m s−1 and may be classified as Medium Scale TIDs. An anticlockwise diurnal azimuth rotation is established, with waves tending to propagate in the (modelled) antiwindward direction. Waves associated with magnetically active intervals often have high speeds and do not generally conform to the simple azimuth variation described above. These differences are explained in terms of perturbed neutral wind patterns and the existence of different wave sources during active times. These observations are presented in the context of previous morphological wave studies. The geomagnetic dependence observed in Antarctica may explain some of the conflicting or ambiguous conclusions resulting from investigations at other locations.last_img read more

Simple and Enjoyable Experience from Check-In to Check-Out at Renting OCNJ!

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first_imgHere at Renting OCNJ, we focus on providing exceptional customer service and the best rental properties in Ocean City. Our rentals have Saturday check-out at 10am and Saturday check-in at 2pm. Between each tenant, there are a few steps that take place.First, we collect the keys from the previous tenant at 10am on Saturday. We have a lifeguard stand out in front of our office on Battersea Road in Ocean City where we collect keys right from the old tenant’s car window. Once we receive the keys from an old tenant, we move forward with preparing for the new tenant.Second, the owner of the property works with a cleaner to have the home cleaned between every tenant. Each housekeeper has a checklist of what needs to be done and checked for in each residence. We ensure the cleanliness of each rental and are at your side if an issue should arise.Third, we prepare for the new wave of renters coming to town for the weekend. Check-in starts at 2pm that Saturday. On check-in days, we set up a tent outside where we have music, water, soft pretzels, cookies, banana bread and a picture station for the tenants as they wait to check in. We hope this starts your vacation off on a great foot!Not only do we want our renters’ experience in the property to be exceptional, we also want to welcome you with a great check-in experience in America’s Greatest Family Resort with a hassle-free check-out. If you are interested in renting in Ocean City, NJ, we are the team for you! We’re here to answer any questions you may have. You can book today by calling 609-399-0041 or online at: http://rentingocnj.com/rtrsearch/last_img read more

Bread Roll Company rolls out specialities

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first_imgThe Bread Roll Company has launched its first new product after winning £20,000 of Home Grown Cereals Authority Enterprise (HGCA) funding last year.The grant is helping fund a £52,000 project to develop a new range of speciality ‘healthy” breads. The St Albans-based independent craft baker is set to increase grain usage by 1,000 tonnes over the next two years as it develops these breads, including ciabatta, panini and focaccia. They will include ingredients such as linseed, oats and rye, and will be low in salt and fat and lower GI (Glycaemic Index). Managing director Stephen Ville, who picked up his HGCA trophy this month, said the company has already launched a multigrain roll, flagged as low GI, with a major multiple. It is now targeting its contract catering, supermarket and sandwich chain customers with further innovations, he told British Baker.“We decided to create this totally new range to keep up with market trends,” said Mr Ville. “The healthy bread market is estimated at £119 million in the UK. We are seeing rising demand from customers for lower-salt products and low GI. GI is a move away from Atkins. It’s about eating carbohydrates, but the right sort of carbohydrates, which is good for bakers and cereal growers.”The Bread Roll Company employs 130 staff and bakes over a million products each week for the foodservice and retail sectors. It also offers bakery goods to customers from Bristol to Brighton, from a network of seven depots. Organised twice a year, the HGCA Awards offer support towards developing food and industrial products that create innovative uses for grain. Julian Gibbons, chairman of HGCA’s market development committee said: “This initiative by The Bread Roll Company will help to create a whole new category in the market place, which is good for the industry as a whole as well as UK growers.”Each year’s HGCA Awards are launched in April and September.last_img read more

Mouthing off

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first_img“Other kids get their cake. I get a hard time. It’s not fair to my children. How can a name be offensive?”- Heath Campbell from New Jersey grumbles – somewhat misguidedly, we feel – when his local bakery refuses to decorate a birthday cake with the name of his three-year-old son, Adolf Hitler Campbell”Public reaction surprised us. Nowadays a store in south Taiwan can sell 700 cups of Salt Coffee per day, which is 20-30% more than the daily sale of our American coffee”- Cathy Chung, spokeswoman for Taiwan’s biggest coffee chain, 85 Degree Bakery Cafe, on its latest innovation: salty coffee. Next on the launch list is Cheese Coffee and Fruity Coffee, featuring added cheese and mashed fruit”Although the idea might sound bizarre, it really works”- Martyn Wright of Staffordshire is included on a shortlist of six with his Cajun Squirrel flavour, following a competition to devise new varieties of Walkers crisps. On sale this month, a public vote will decide which one makes it to full-time production”Pointless and meaningless waffle”- The Plain English Campaign is less than impressed by the marketing of ’all butter mince pies’last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Announces “Winter Carnival 2017” Tour At Intimate Venues

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first_imgAfter revealing their involvement with the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary earlier today, The String Cheese Incident has confirmed plans for a major spring tour celebration. Through 13 dates, the band will hit venues in Colorado, Utah and Nevada for a Winter Carnival 2017 – Roots Revival tour.The shows will run from March 3rd at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO and run through the 19th at the Crystal Bay Club in Crystal Bay, NV. Excluding the performance in Crested Butte, CO, all of the shows announced are part of multi-night runs from The String Cheese Incident. All of the venues chosen will be quite intimate, allowing for some up close and personal Cheese action!Take a look at the full schedule below. Tickets will be released via SCI Ticketing this Wednesday, January 11th at 11am MST, followed by a public on-sale on Friday, January 13th through venue outlets.last_img read more

Lettuce, Brett Dennen, and The Wood Brothers to Headline Festival at the Farm

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first_imgSix Chair Productions has announced the lineup for the 2017 Festival at the Farm, taking place at Prowse Farm in Canton, Mass. on September 16 and 17, 2017. Lettuce and Brett Dennen will top the bill on Saturday, September 16, along with Lee Fields and the Expressions, The Ballroom Thieves, Julie Rhodes, Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas, LuxDeluxe, and Dwight and Nicole. On Sunday, the festival will feature The Wood Brothers and Martin Sexton, along with Ryan Montbleau, The Marcus King Band, Kat Wright, Session Americana, and Sean McConnell. Family-favorite Josh and the Jamtones will perform on both Saturday and Sunday.Festival at the Farm is a weekend-long celebration, with live music and a focus on great food and unique experiences for all ages. In addition to the music, Festival at the Farm will host locally-sourced and inspired food vendors, culinary workshops and demos from local chefs including Chef Postal, an onsite farmers market featuring local farmers and non-profits connected with the farm-to-table and organic food movements, backyard games and a craft vendor marketplace.“With Festival at the Farm, our goal is to give music fans of all ages the chance to escape the everyday, to enjoy a weekend of live music, and experiences focused on simple pleasures and good times,” says James Macdonald, founder of Six Chair Productions and producer of Festival at the Farm. “We are thrilled to have Lettuce, Brett Dennen, Martin Sexton, The Wood Brothers and so many more join us for this event. It’s going to be amazing and we can’t wait to see everyone there.”More information and tickets for the festival are currently available here.last_img read more

Watch Marcus King’s Sit-In With Pigeons Playing Ping Pong At The Peach Fest [Pro-Shot]

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first_imgIn mid-July, The Peach Music Festival commenced, kicking off one of the most highly anticipated music festivals of the summer. To open the festival, fan-favorite rising-star artists like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Marcus King Band, Turkuaz, and Twiddle were all on hand, welcoming fans across Thursday evening. Given the consistently high-caliber collaborations the festival hosts each year, it came as no surprise when various musicians joined forces, making for truly rare collaborations.However, one of the most buzzed-about sets of The Peach Music Festival this year was Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Thursday night show. As to be expected at festivals where numerous artists are on deck before and after their sets, the Baltimore-born funk-jam act took advantage of the musicians who were joining them on the Thursday lineup for The Peach. After electrifying takes on “Whoopie” and “Porcupine” to start the set, Pigeons invited out The Royal Horns—the young standout horn section for The Marcus King Band—for the group’s energized classic “F.U.”, with the horns’ presence hinting at another special guest who would join the band later in the evening.With the departure of The Royal Horns, the band moved through two additional fan-favorite numbers, “Havana” and “Julia”, easily enrapturing the crowd with their fun-loving and propulsive sound. However, one of the truly standout moments of the set was the band’s take on “Lightning”, which saw the group welcome Marcus King. Predictably, the performance was exactly as you’d expect, with Pigeons guitarist Jeremy Schon and the young guitar prodigy going off and exchanging fiery solos during the song’s jam portion.Continuing with the momentum built during Marcus King’s surprise sit-in, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong launched into a “Fade Fast” sandwich, using the tune to house two energetic and nostalgic tracks from The Jungle Book that the band debuted during their Disney-themed New Year’s Eve show in Covington. Jamming through “Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You”, the band eventually jammed back into “Fade Fast” before closing out their performance at The Peach Music Festival in full with a rendition of “Fun in Funk”.Today, much to the delight of fans, The Peach Music Festival has released a pro-shot video of Marcus King’s sit-in with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong for the song, “Lightning”. Check it out below! You can also watch a full stream of Pigeons’ explosive set below, courtesy of Michael Liacos.“Lightning” with Marcus King[Video: The Peach Music Festival]Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | The Peach Music Festival | Scranton, PA | 7/19/2018Set: Whoopie, Porcupine, FU*, Somethin’ 4 Ya, Havana, Julia, Lightning^, Fade Fast > I Wanna Be Like You > Bare Necessities > I Wanna Be Like You > Jam > Fade Fast, Fun in FunkNotes: * The Royal Horns sit in | ^Marcus King sit inPigeons Playing Ping Pong – The Peach Festival 2018 – Part 1 Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – The Peach Festival 2018 – Part 2last_img read more

Campaign debates surround economics and social issues

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first_imgAs the new school year begins and the weather cools, the presidential race is just beginning to heat up. Months of contentious debate have highlighted the economy as the issue of greatest concern to the electorate. Americans are considering whether President Barack Obama’s progress on reviving the U.S. economy warrants reelection, or if it’s time for Republican challenger Mitt Romney to try his hand. Political science professor Peri Arnold said most of the national polls indicate the race is extremely close, with Obama ahead by narrow margins. “A compilation of national polls show that Obama’s running about a percent ahead … That’s tight,” Arnold said. “When you look at the key swing states, Obama is leading in most of those by a very small percent.” However, American Studies professor Jack Colwell said these projections leave plenty of opportunity for Romney to gain favor before Election Day on November 6. “The economy is still the biggest problem for the president, and if some figures come out before the election that show the economy worsening, that could swing some voters,” Colwell said. “The president has to convince people that yes, he can turn around the economy.” Arnold said the lack of marked improvement in the economy is an obvious target issue for the Republican Party. Romney’s campaign, however, has failed to fully exploit this weakness. “Presidents with that kind of economy don’t generally get reelected,” Arnold said. “The Romney campaign keeps getting bogged down in other matters, and when that happens, the economy as an issue seems to fade into the background.” Colwell said these other matters revolve around the Republican’s struggle to retain appeal in light of the actions and words of some of the Party’s members. “Mitt Romney’s big problem is the Republican brand,” Colwell said. “Some of the things happening this week like, [Rep.] Todd Akin’s [R-Miss.] speech in Missouri have made it clear that people are really down on both parties, they’re more down on the Republican party.” After picking Ryan as his running mate, Romney’s connection to more conservative Republicans has been strengthened and the gender gap has widened, Colwell said. “People keep talking about the fact that Ryan and Akin sponsored a bill that defined categories of rape and what ‘legitimate’ rape is,” he said. “There was a huge gender gap already, but this accentuates that gap.” Arnold said Ryan’s politics remain on the periphery of what many Americans believe. “I think that initially, the Ryan pick was a good pick,” Arnold said. “Romney has not proven to be a good campaign performer, but now he seems energized. The problem is that Ryan is extremely conservative and that the details of the Ryan budget include lots of things the Americans don’t like.” Colwell said Romney’s overseas trip earlier this month hurt his image in the eyes of the voters. “He had a number of stumbles there,” Colwell said. “That won’t decide the election, but that was just another one of those things that caused people to say ‘Oh, wait a minute, do we want this guy as president?’” Arnold said this trip reflected Romney’s unease at being in the spotlight. “One of Romney’s greatest problems is that he’s not an easy public speaker,” Arnold said. “He’s afraid to reveal himself, and gets caught up in these malapropisms and saying the wrong things.” Competing with Obama’s likeability and oratorical skill are two of the hurdles in Romney’s road to the presidency, Colwell said. “People seem still to like Obama personally,” Colwell said. “They think he’s a decent person and a good family man trying to do the best that he can. “[Voters might] trust him more.” Colwell said the Republican political action committees (PACs) are able to outspend the Democrat backers, giving the GOP greater resources to reach voters with. “The Super-PACs with their negative attack ads, they’ll be able to spend more and dent Obama’s likeability,” Colwell said. “They will bring up things, especially on the economy that will portray him as being too far to the left.” Political science professor Vincent Munoz said another potential roadblock for Obama is a perceived assault on religious liberty by the Obama administration. “He’s not been very accommodating to the concerns that Catholics and other religious groups have [expressed] about religious liberty.” Munoz said though many Catholics have voted for Democrats because of their perceived support of social justice initiatives, this might not remain the case on Election Day. “The question is, do people who voted for Obama in 2008 feel so burdened by the administration that they might switch their vote?” Munoz said. Munoz said he is interested to see how young voters act on Election Day. “I think the growing question in our politics is whether the huge debt that we’ve been accumulating is unjust to younger generations,” Munoz said. “I asked my classes this afternoon, ‘Are any of you going to get Social Security?’ and not a single hand went up. This is morally problematic.”last_img read more

Notre Dame students to host Title IX teach-in

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first_imgWe Stand For, a student group dedicated to drawing attention to social justice issues, is sponsoring a student-led teach-in focused on Title IX policy, sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence Friday.Senior Grace Watkins said she and the other event organizers were inspired by a “Day of Action” rally in support of Title IX and sexual assault survivors at Columbia at the end of March.“Originally, we just wanted to, as a group, be involved in some way with combating violence against women — especially with the new administration and all the threatened cuts to domestic violence funding and rollback on Title IX protections,” Watkins said. “So we got connected with No Red Tape at Columbia, and they had this Day of Action planned. … So we decided to pool our resources, reach out to more people and plan the teach-in.”The teach-in is an event intended to “provide a forum for candid discussion on current Title IX procedures, complainant rights and rape culture,” according to a We Stand For press release. Fifth-year student Bryan Ricketts said he hopes the event provides clarity on current and potential Title IX policies.“There’s lots of confusion out there,” he said. “And so the point of that event at Columbia and the event here is to really drill down what Title IX is about, what that means here at Notre Dame, how that impacts various communities here at Notre Dame and what people can sort of expect moving forward — both at a national level, but also how they can get involved here on campus at a community advocacy level.”The group decided to host a teach-in rather than a rally — as Columbia did — in order to educate the Notre Dame community about why this kind of activism is necessary, Watkins said.“Our university doesn’t have the same kind of culture of activism around Title IX that the other involved campuses did,” she said. “So I view this, personally, as almost an attempt to catch up the student body to the point where there can be active rallies and protests around Title IX.”The discussion will focus mainly on national issues, Watkins said, but will tie them into policies at the University.“We will be talking about national policy level decisions through the lens of how they’ll affect our campus,” she said. “So specifically, what will Title IX look like if the preponderance-of-evidence standard isn’t used anymore — if we moved back up to [the] clear-and-convincing standard. It would be a disaster.”While students are welcome to share stories of their own experiences with the Title IX process at Notre Dame during the teach-in, Ricketts said there is no pressure for anyone to do so, as the event will be primarily policy-based.“We’re not asking that of people, and I wouldn’t even necessarily say that that needs to be a part of someone’s journey as someone who is a survivor of sexual violence,” he said. “If they want to, that’s wonderful, and we’ll absolutely support that, but I think we want to change the conversation beyond just sort of lamenting about how frustrating the process can be here, and move toward a conversation on how can we change that and ensure there are fewer of these stories.”Watkins said she hopes students who attend the teach-in leave with a greater understanding of Title IX and the potential results of proposed policy changes.“I want them to walk away knowing their rights,” she said. “I think that’s one of the most powerful ways to remain engaged and navigate the system and be empowered. And also [I want them to] have a mind to what may come in the next four years and how to prepare for that. Because I don’t claim to have all or even many of those answers, but I do know quite a bit about what may take place.”Tags: gender-based violence, sexual assault, teach-in, Title IX, We Stand Forlast_img read more

Four New COVID-19 Deaths, 418 New Cases Reported Over New Year’s

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first_img290.4 19 338.2 Active Cases 89 Total Cases Percent of Total Cases 11 113 3.2% 689 14736- Findley Lake0 3.5% 1 585.0 0.59% 60-693 465.9 4097 12 2 0.7% 1.7% 14781- Sherman3 63.9 422.5 0.55% 35 Total Deaths 0.9% 157 28 New Cases 13 No701 14782- Sinclairville3 0.3% 0 14063- Fredonia48 430.4 1079 All Ages36 316.2 8 14767- Panama4 29 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.06%US Fatality Rate: 1.7%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/29/2020 0.9% 48 Total 12.99% 37 14716- Brocton9 0 12.35% 12 Fatality Rate by Age Group 12.35% 22 14775- Ripley4 42 14722- Chautauqua0 13 233.0 0 472.0 171 30 318.0 13.42% 14728- Dewittville2 Zip Code 493.6 COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 14723- Cherry Creek0 14738- Frewsburg6 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Look at deaths for every year…. there is NO big increase for 2020…..Do you see people dying on the street…???? Does the Obituary List look any longer than it normally does??Still Scared….Take “The Shot”, “Wear a Mask”, “Don’t Socialize”, Hide in your house (aka Prison)….. Be a Good Lil’ Slave….. & “Don’t worry the Government will Save You” 162 0.0% 14733- Falconer8 23.38% 0.0 14726- Conewango Valley2 2.2% 92.7 18 2.6% 0.3% 604 655.5 797.1 109.3 2 169.4 80-89144 18.40% 12 0 1.2% 0.0 464.2 144 Symptoms Known2998 14710- Ashville10 1570.7 40-493 14062- Forestville11 4.29% 0.0 0.4% 544 14048- Dunkirk93 35 14740- Gerry1 Fatality Rate 0.5% 3.8% Number 70-79277 Number 14718- Cassadaga2 4.0% 2 3.8% 394.2 Age Group 91 100.6 5 2.8% 14747- Kennedy4 13.3% 0.8% 7 105 418 0.7% 9.72% 70-7911 0.32% 15 33 50-59623 0.7% 5 2 0.3% 71 14720- Celoron2 205.3 3.51% 1.0% 51 2.2% 0.9% 14136- Silver Creek9 5 14712- Bemus Point15 21 94 0 62 14769- Portland4 14750- Lakewood22 16 16 156 489.6 14724- Clymer2 Age 646.9 0.00% 100.0% 12.55% 3.97% 50-592 67 192.3 40-49550 1.6% 0.0 3 0.3% Percent 26.3% 6.76% 14701- Jamestown120 241.7 90+3 3 95.7 Yes2297 4 Percent 14787- Westfield25 76.62% 29 14138- South Dayton0 80-8914 MAYVILLE – Four new COVID-19 related deaths and 418 new cases of the virus were reported in Chautauqua County over the New Year’s holiday.The seven-day average percent positivity rate is up slightly from last week at 10.8 percent.Of the new cases reported from New Year’s Eve to Sunday, there are 50 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county, up from 45 last week.The County Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard reports 604 cases are now active countywide. Since the outbreak started 36 people have died from COVID-19 complications, with 4,097 cases reported and 3,457 of them recovering.A full breakdown of the new data is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence 14081- Irving1 502.5 60-69506 Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) 2 0-390 30-39532 0.88% 20-29754 1.71% 16.8% COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview 113 14784- Stockton2 Symptoms 13 133 90+70 0-19514 14757- Mayville6 2.3%last_img read more