Characteristics of mesospheric gravity waves over Antarctica observed by Antarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network imagers using 3-D spectral analyses

first_imgWe have obtained horizontal phase velocity distributions of the gravity waves around 90 km from four Antarctic airglow imagers, which belong to an international airglow imager/instrument network known as ANGWIN (Antarctic Gravity Wave Instrument Network). Results from the airglow imagers at Syowa (69°S, 40°E), Halley (76°S, 27°W), Davis (69°S, 78°E) and McMurdo (78°S, 167°E) were compared, using a new statistical analysis method based on 3-D Fourier transform [Matsuda et al., 2014] for the observation period between 7 April and 21 May 2013. Significant day-to-day and site-to-site differences were found. The averaged phase velocity spectrum during the observation period showed preferential westward direction at Syowa, McMurdo and Halley, but no preferential direction at Davis. Gravity wave energy estimated by I’/I was ~5 times larger at Davis and Syowa than at McMurdo and Halley. We also compared the phase velocity spectrum at Syowa and Davis with the background wind field and found that the directionality only over Syowa could be explained by critical level filtering of the waves. This suggests that the eastward propagating gravity waves over Davis could have been generated above the polar night jet. Comparison of nighttime variations of the phase velocity spectra with background wind measurements suggested that the effect of critical level filtering could not explain the temporal variation of gravity wave directionality well, and other reasons such as variation of wave sources should be taken into account. Directionality was determined to be dependent on the gravity wave periods.last_img read more

Utah’s Gobert Discusses Symptoms

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — Jazz center Rudy Gobert spent part of his Sunday tweeting about symptoms of coronavirus.Gobert said he has lost his sense of smell and taste over the past few days. He is recovering after being the first NBA player confirmed to have the virus. Associated Press March 23, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Utah’s Gobert Discusses Symptoms Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazzlast_img read more

Russian Navy’s Modern Motor Boats Train in Novorossiysk

first_img View post tag: Russia View post tag: Russian Navy View post tag: Novorossiysk Russian Navy’s Modern Motor Boats Train in Novorossiysk February 19, 2015 Raptor and Grachonok, Russian Navy’s modern motor boats, were involved in the training of the anti-sabotage detachment in the Tsemes Bay.In the course of the training servicemen practiced detection and apprehension of the imaginary enemy and ensuring security of the civilian ships at the Novorossiysk commercial port.According to the scenario the Grachonok motor boat crew detected an unknown vessel and notified the force on duty.Using special equipment, the servicemen made a note of the vessel’s speed, direction and location. On board the Raptor motor boat marines moved to apprehend the transgressor.[mappress mapid=”15180″]Image: Russian Department of Defence View post tag: europe View post tag: Naval View post tag: Motor View post tag: train Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Boats Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy’s Modern Motor Boats Train in Novorossiysk View post tag: modern Share this articlelast_img read more

Communications Director – CCI

first_img Similar jobs Program Officer II Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore GeneralSummary/Purpose:Johns Hopkins Universityseeks a Communications Director for its soon-to-be-launched centerfocused on public sector innovation, city transformation, and civicengagement. The new center will become a globally recognizedorganization focused on advancing the art and science of publicsector innovation, especially among local governments. The centerwill work to increase the legitimacy and impact of local governmentinnovation with a special emphasis on the ways in which residentscontribute to the design, development, and delivery of new servicesand policy approaches.Working closely with theinaugural Executive Director, the Communications Director will playa senior leadership role at the center and direct an expansivecommunications effort. This includes forging a long-termcommunications strategy and supervising the work of a largecommunications team, which will operate an online hub for news andbest practices related to government innovation for cities, elevatethe work of the center and grantees in media, produce videos andinfographics, provide communications assistance to city grantees,and share timely stories of impact within our community. TheCommunications Director will also work in close collaboration withBloomberg Philanthropies, which has been a pioneer in supportingcreativity with city halls for the past decade and is providing theinitial funding for the new center.The new center iscommitted to addressing structural and entrenched racism andrecognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legaciesover time and addressing them today. We are looking for a leadercommitted to dismantling structural and entrenched racism andaddressing these issues, both as they build a new organization andadvance this work in communities.This position reports tothe Executive Director.SpecificDuties/Responsibilities:Active participation inthe development of the center’s vision and strategy for drivingpublic sector innovation and civic engagement in the US andabroadCreation of a long-term,integrated communications strategy that hones and elevates thecenter’s external voice as a preeminent and recognized authority onmatters of civic innovation and gains independent validation forthe center’s workElevation of center staffand program participants as subject matter experts, positioningthem to make impactful contributions to civic discourseManagement of an editorialcalendar spotlighting the work of programs, center experts, andgranteesDirecting the productionof content for public dissemination, including videos,infographics, case studies, and news-style stories featuringgrantee work and trends for civic innovation practitioners and thebroader publicManagement of a new onlinehub for innovators aimed at building interest and commitment oflocal government officials to use data, innovation, and bestpractices in their effortsOverseeing the collection,refinement, and distribution of finger-on-the-pulse stories ofimpact from grantees for internal audiences, consolidating programinformation into succinct, timely email updates andreportsOverseeing the managementof events for civic innovation practitioners to make connections,exchange ideas, learn new skills, and spotlight the work ofgrantees; andClose coordination withBloomberg Philanthropies’ communications team and externalpartners Johns Hopkins University Twitter Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of personssupervised by incumbent):Current staff to besupervised by incumbent (3)ClassifiedTitle:Sr. Communications & MarketingManagerWorking Title: Communications Director -CCI ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: L/04/LD Starting Salary Range:Commensurate withExperienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: 5/37.5 Exempt Status: ExemptLocation: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 60006654-KSAS – Centers for Civic ImpactPersonnel area: School of Arts &SciencesThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Facebook The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Johns Hopkins University Communications Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Maryland, United States Save Enrollment Marketing Specialist Salary Not Specified Minimum Qualifications(mandatory):Bachelor’s degree inrelated field.Five years relatedexperience.Advanced degree maysubstitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by theJHU equivalency formula.Preferredqualifications:At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience indeveloping and executing multi-faceted communicationseffortsA successful record ofenvisioning, developing, and implementing an effective andcomprehensive long-term communications strategy with multiplepartnersUnderstanding of how cityhall works and how communications can serve as a tool to advanceprogrammatic goalsExperience building theinfrastructure for successful communications efforts in the contextof programs with multiple partners and operating in multiplelocations, from the collection of stories in the field to theirprioritization and refinement among program partners to theirdissemination to external audiencesDemonstrated ability toproactively craft substantive and cohesive messages based on aninstitution’s strategic goals and mission and history; communicatemessages successfully with key audiences; and adapt and adjustmessages as appropriate over timeAbility to inspireexcitement about the power of communications and translate complexcommunications concepts for programmatic staff andpartnersAbility to write and editquickly and clearly for both general and academic audiences, acrossthe full range of communications productsExperience managing alarge team of communications professionals as well as coordinatingwith external communications partners (e.g., PR firms, contentcreators)Success in elevating theprofile of institutions, organizational leaders, and subject matterexpertsEagerness and ability toengage diverse constituencies, build professional relationships,and command the respect of colleagues and UniversityleadershipA record of professionalachievements in public policy, public administration, or a relatedfield is preferredProven ability to develop,manage, and thrive in relationships with public sector executivesand senior staffersSeasoned personnel skillsto manage a team of mid-level professionalsAbility to work in andlead teams in a result-driven workplaceFamiliarity withgovernment, nonprofit, and philanthropic stakeholders You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to savecenter_img Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified HomewoodCampus Faculty Positions Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Reputation Marketing Manager Maryland, United States Other Communications Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Program Officer II LinkedIn Share Special knowledge, skills, andabilities:Experience with MicrosoftOffice, G Suite, and project management applicationsFamiliarity with learningmanagement systemsExperience using projectmanagement and collaboration software such as Asana andSlackDemonstrated effectivenessin coordinating with subject matter expertsUnderstanding ofqualitative and quantitative research methodsExcellent oral, written,communications, and research skillsCommitment to a collegialworkplaceCapacity to workindependently and in a results-oriented workplaceAbility to work onmultiple projects concurrentlyHigh level of independentdecision making More searches like this Reputation Marketing Manager Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Johns Hopkins University Enrollment Marketing Specialist Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Mayor’s Update: March 9

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,At last night’s City Council meeting, Finance Director Frank Donato made a presentation on budgeted revenues and expenses for 2018. He offered an analysis of ratable trends, fund balance, debt service, operating expenses, full-time staffing, health insurance, pensions and other parts of the budget. The work that goes into putting together this annual plan is a team effort, and I have always instructed everybody to start from zero and budget only what’s necessary to maintain our level of services. I’m confident that we have delivered a responsible budget, and I look forward to working with City Council to further refine it.The budget presentation is available online at www.ocnj.us/finance/ for everybody to view. City Council will formally “introduce” the budget at the March 22 meeting. Council will then work on potential revisions until a final public hearing and vote in April.Our contractor is working on the final stages of the Fourth Ward neighborhood drainage project. And the city is juggling several other road projects in all four wards. As the weather warms up in the coming weeks, paving work will begin.We learned that a gas line must be replaced on the portion of the Wesley Avenue project between North Street and Battersea, and we hope that the delay this replacement causes will be kept to a minimum.  Additional utility work will cause the intersection of Eighth Street and Asbury Avenue to be closed for a day on either Tuesday or Wednesday as New Jersey American Water installs a new main. Following the closure work will continue on parts of Eighth Street.Please be patient as we push to complete all of these improvements before the summer season.The forecast calls for another coastal storm to pass by Ocean City on Sunday night and Monday. It’s still unclear exactly how we will be affected, but please keep an eye on conditions and be prepared to protect your vehicles if the storm brings flooding. Two of the pumping stations in Merion Park experienced issues during the most recent storm. As this sophisticated technology becomes more common with the new neighborhood projects underway, we are developing procedures to quickly identify and correct any unintended shutdown. Please never attempt to tamper with this equipment and notify police immediately if you see anyone tampering with or disabling this equipment.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

“Dancing For Hailey” Fundraiser Helps Kids With Cancer

first_imgChildren celebrate the life of Hailey Parker, who passed away in 2015 of cancer, during the “Dancing For Hailey” fundraiser in Ocean City. By Maddy VitaleKim and Don Parker watched as children sang, danced, giggled, nibbled on frozen treats and soft pretzels, had their faces painted and played soccer.The children likely didn’t realize what a positive impact they were making on the Parkers, of Newtown Square, Pa., and children with pediatric cancer, as they joined for a block party Sunday in Ocean City between Ocean and Wesley avenues in front of The Dance Place, 618 East Eighth Street.The children were having fun among their friends and families and they were also continuing to preserve the legacy of a little girl, the Parker’s daughter, Hailey, who also liked to do those very same things.In 2015, at just 11 years old, Hailey, died of brain cancer after a courageous battle.Now in its fourth year, “Dancing For Hailey” celebrates Hailey’s life and remembers a child who loved ice cream, dancing and enjoyed spending summers visiting her grandparents in Ocean City. More than 200 people joined together for the fundraiser. Music filled the streets. Kids danced. There was an assortment of goodies, demonstrations, a silent auction and other activities.The proceeds will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.Hailey’s parents, Don and Kim Parker, with their 2-year-old son, Finn.Hailey left behind her parents. The Parkers have a 2-year-old son, Finn, who was born after Hailey had passed away.“For us, Hailey’s memory is absolutely important,” said Don Parker. “But the important message really is that kids at a young age are doing something fun and they don’t feel like they are volunteering, but they are making a difference.” New this year was the idea of giving proceeds from the fundraiser to someone other than to children. Joy Geller, a married mother from Ocean City who is battling breast cancer, will be the recipient.The Parkers hope that someday in the future, the fundraiser could widen even more and branch out to provide scholarships to students and even give a “hand up” to struggling families. But the Parkers need corporate sponsors, they said. They hope that by spreading the word, their message and Hailey’s memory will enable their fundraiser to grow and help more and more children and their families.As the crowds grew during Sunday’s fundraiser, Kim Parker walked over to her husband and put her arm around him, then hugged her son.She glanced at the energetic crowd.“I feel like it gets bigger and bigger every year,” she said. “Ocean City is a small community with a big heart. The people just keep giving back.”Hailey Parker with her dog. (Hailey Parker Facebook Page)“Dancing For Hailey” was created by Kim Parker and her longtime friend, Dana Linthicum, of Ocean City, who is the chairwoman of the event committee.Linthicum was rushing around Sunday, helping out wherever needed. In May, she remarked in an interview that the fundraiser is a “super fun day to celebrate all the things that Hailey loved.”She continued, “She loved her family. She loved ice cream and dancing and being with her friends. She loved the rides and being outside in the sunshine. What could be more fun?” Jodie Booth, a volunteer who is the fundraiser committee’s treasurer, said, “We get a lot of support from the community. For a small town, the community really gives.”Lyla Clark, 7, of Ocean City, with buddy, Isla booth, 7, of Upper Township, are all smiles.In the first three years, the fundraiser brought in more than $50,000 to benefit pediatric cancer research and programs.Booth estimated that the money raised Sunday will far exceed the total from the year before.Sara Clark, another member of the “Dancing For Hailey” committee, called it a wonderful fundraiser.“We are really busy,” Clark said of the turnout. “People are still coming out every year. It is a fun event for a very good cause.”Upper Township friends Mackenzie Jenkins, 7, Darrah Ostrander, 7, and her sister Marley, 10, Isla Booth, 7, and Ocean City resident Lyla Clark, 7, laughed and spent time at vendor tables getting their faces painted and testing out their artistry painting. The friends joined in a celebration of Hailey’s life.“This is an awesome event,” said Stephanie Ostrander, Darrah and Marley’s mother. “They are raising money for a good cause. We are happy we could come, and we plan to again next year.”Upper Township friends, Mackenzie Jenkins, 7, and Darrah Ostrander, 7, with her sister, Marley, 10, try their hand at painting.last_img read more

Bids Rejected for Sports & Civic Center Facelift

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIOcean City will have to wait longer to undertake a multimillion-dollar renovation of the Sports & Civic Center after bids for the project came in much higher than the estimate and were rejected.Four competitive bids from companies seeking the construction contract ranged from about $4 million to $4.6 million, well over the $2.5 million estimate by the city engineer. City Council voted Thursday to reject the bids.City officials intend to seek new bids, but the process could be lengthy. For instance, it took three months from the time the city advertised for the first set of bids and opened them in late November.“The length of the public bidding process can vary, but it’s never quick,” city spokesman Doug Bergen said in an email Friday.In the meantime, the city will consider ways to speed up the project and reduce the cost, including changing the bid specifications. It remains unclear exactly when the project will get underway.“Because the facility gets so much usage, one spec called for a pretty tight timeframe for completing the job. Relaxing time parameters, for instance, is one way costs could be reduced without sacrificing amenities,” Bergen explained. “But the process of revising the specs is just beginning. Timeframes will stem from that.”The Sports & Civic Center overlooks the Carey Field high school track and stadium complex.Hoping to turn the Sports & Civic Center into a bigger, more functional facility, the city is planning to renovate and expand the aging building. It is one of the big-ticket items in the city’s capital plan, a blueprint for road, drainage and dredging projects as well as other infrastructure improvements.In all, the capital plan calls for a total of nearly $33.3 million in spending in 2019. City Council approved a $6.5 million bond ordinance in October to finance a beach replenishment project and the Sports & Civic Center’s facelift.New locker rooms, bathrooms and a concession area are planned for the building, located at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk. An overhang will be added to the entryway to protect people from the rain and also to improve the building’s drab appearance.The building plays an important role in the city’s sports scene and as the venue for special events, including festivities for the family-friendly First Night celebration on New Year’s Eve.However, Mayor Jay Gillian noted during a Council meeting in March that the city hasn’t done any upgrades to the facility “for a lot of years.”He envisions the Sports & Civic Center becoming a money-maker. Gillian said by expanding and improving the facility, it will make it more attractive to the sports teams that use the building during their workouts at the adjacent Carey Stadium high school athletic complex.The sports complex is already rented by some college athletic programs for their workouts. Villanova University’s football team practices at the stadium each year. The mayor believes the renovation project will lead to college teams using the building and Carey Stadium even more, which would produce additional rental revenue for the city.The Villanova University football team has used Carey Stadium for practices. An architectural rendering depicts the new overhang that was just added to the Sports & Civic Center’s entrance as part of a major renovation. (Courtesy of City of Ocean City)last_img read more

The Village Bakery

first_imgThe Village Bakery (Melmerby, Cumbria) has introduced Organic Brownies, made with Green and Black’s organic dark chocolate and crunchy walnuts.The brownie contains no unrefined organic sugar and uses organic free-range eggs and butter. The Village Bakery also says it has new packaging to display all dietary requirements and nutritional content, printed on recycled boards making it 100% recyclable.last_img

Book review

first_imgTop 100 tea/coffee recipesby Mary Ward,Gazelle Books, £12.50Latte, espresso, cappuccino, green tea, herb tea, blah blah. If you have a similarly yawn-worthy drinks menu that’s seldom spiced up with a seasonal special, then you could draw inspiration from these two books. Among the coffees are an iced cardamom coffee and a spiced Viennese coffee, made with cinnamon sticks, cloves and all-spice berries. Or how about an English Flaming Tea Cup, made with green tea, orange, cloves, corn syrup, port and rum, and described thus: “This tea is most unusual”? Or if that’s too hot to handle, try a tropical tea frappé to cool off. There’s a wealth of ideas here, not least an explanation of the processing-to-brewing cycle. The tea book is only undermined by a quote from the New York Times in the older US edition we previewed, proclaiming “Tea is becoming the coffee of the ’90s”. We must have missed that.last_img read more

Speech: Why UK-ASEAN trade ties are thriving

first_imgIt’s been 50 years since the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) came together as a group of like-minded nations to promote regional trade and the benefits it delivers to all.ASEAN has come a long way in the last half century, representing some of the world’s most dynamic and fast-growing economies. Boosted by a young and growing population, the ASEAN region is already equivalent to the world’s seventh largest economy with a growth rate of around 5%, which means that it is on course to be the fourth biggest by 2030.Recently, I attended the UK ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) summer reception, a forum for trade representatives to discuss our rapidly growing trade ties.Southeast Asia is a vital cog in the movement of goods and is essential for international trade to flourish. As such, ASEAN matters to Britain and is a key component in the UK’s drive to increase trade with countries around the world. In 2016, UK-ASEAN alone trade increased by 9.1% and went above £30 billion (about $40 billion) for the first time — and I expect this figure to continue to grow dramatically in the years to come.Supporting and improving Britain’s global trade links is a central priority as Britain leaves the EU, moving toward an independent trading future. In response, the Department for International Trade was created to support UK businesses to sell their goods and services trade around the world. And opportunities in fast growing markets are a key part of our future potential.Highlighting the UK’s commitment to growing our trade ties with ASEAN, so far, this year we’ve had 3 planned visits to the region by trade ministers: International Trade Secretary Liam Fox visited Thailand last month, a few weeks ago our Trade Policy minister, Greg Hands, went to Singapore for the ASEAN Leadership Forum a few weeks ago.Today, nearly 25,000 UK businesses export to ASEAN-4 (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam) alone — making the grouping the UK’s second-largest global export destination after the United States. But, whilst this shows the significant scale of our current trade connections with ASEAN, there is still scope for much more scope for growth.British businesses start from a strong base: we’re already the second-biggest European investor in the region, supporting growth and jobs on both sides. In Singapore alone there are 4,000 British companies employing 50,000 people.Today, services make up 44% of our total value of exports, a higher proportion of our GDP than any other major economy. Meanwhile, ASEAN countries imported $311 billion of services in 2015, up almost 30% on 2010. The demand is there, and making it easier for firms here in London to work in cities like Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta will bring huge benefits.But trade is key to the mutual progress of both sides of our ties, which is why the UK is determined to improve and develop trading relations, and we are making progress. Last year, UK global exports rose 9.2% (£52.8 billion) to £628.8 billion in the year between April 2017 and the end of March 2018, driven in large part by increased trade with fast-growing nations outside the EU, such as those in ASEAN.Opportunities for increased trade between the UK and ASEAN will offer benefits to both our economies. That is why I am determined to help ensure that the people of both ASEAN and the UK continue to benefit over the next 50 years.last_img read more