Favored regions for chorus-driven electron acceleration to relativistic energies in the Earth’s outer radiation belt

first_img[1] Pitch angle and energy diffusion rates for scattering by whistler-mode chorus waves are proportional to the wave magnetic field intensity and are strongly dependent on the frequency distribution of the waves and to the ratio between the electron plasma frequency (f(pe)) and the electron gyrofrequency (f(ce)). Relativistic electrons interact most readily with lower-band chorus (0.1 < f/f(ce) 300 nT). Enhanced waves in these regions could play a major role in electron acceleration to relativistic energies during periods of prolonged substorm activity.last_img

Bees Edge River Cats

first_imgBour’s homer highlighted a seven-run second inning for Salt Lake.  Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees May 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Edge River Cats Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Sacramento, CA)  —  Justin Bour clubbed a grand slam and finished with five RBI as the Bees edged the River Cats 9-8 in Sacramento.  Written by The Bees improved to 20-and-25 and continue their series in Sacramento tonight. last_img

LeBron James weighs in on Daryl Morey’s controversial tweet

first_imgOctober 15, 2019 /Sports News – National LeBron James weighs in on Daryl Morey’s controversial tweet Let me clear up the confusion. I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet. I’m not discussing the substance. Others can talk About that.— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 15, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has broken his silence on a tweet sent by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that prompted tensions between the NBA and China. The tweet, sent earlier this month, read “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” — a message supporting pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. Morey deleted the tweet but it prompted Chinese state television and internet giant Tencent — who inked a five-year, $1.5 billion deal in August to stream NBA games in China — to announce they will not show Rockets games.James, speaking to reporters on Monday, said he believes Morey “wasn’t educated on the situation at hand.”“So many people could have been harmed, not only financially but physically, emotionally, spiritually, so just be careful what we tweet and we say and what we do,” the 34-year-old forward said.James added that while we all have freedom of speech, “at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and you only think about yourself.”Later on Monday, James clarified his comments on Twitter, saying that he was referring to the consequences and ramifications of Morey’s tweet, not its substance. Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more

Davie Shipbuilding cuts first steel for Canadian Resolve AOR

first_img May 25, 2016 View post tag: Davie Shipbuilding Davie Shipbuilding starts conversion of MV Asterix into Canadian Resolve-class auxiliary oiler Back to overview,Home naval-today Davie Shipbuilding starts conversion of MV Asterix into Canadian Resolve-class auxiliary oiler View post tag: Resolve-class Share this article Authorities View post tag: Royal Canadian Navy Canadian shipyard Davie Shipbuilding cut first steel for the Royal Canadian Navy Resolve-class auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel during a ceremony held in Lévis, Québec, May 24.Project Resolve, as the undertaking was dubbed, consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis in October 2015, into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in order to support the operations of the Royal Canadian Navy.This project was initiated as previous plans to replace Canadian aging oilers included a failed Joint Support Ship plan from 2008 while the Queenston-class multi-role vessels are not expected to join the Navy before 2020-2021.The two existing Canadian Navy oilers HMCS Protecteur and HMCS Preserver were expected to remain in service with the Navy until 2017 and 2016, respectively. However, a fire aboard Protecteur in February 2014 destroyed the ship and HMCS Preserver was sidelined due to rust and its general poor condition.After the Protecteur was destroyed, Davie and its partners Aecon, NavTech and V.Ships set out to find an interim solution and after over one year of design, engineering and planning, an agreement was reached in August 2015 with the Government of Canada to provide At-Sea Support Services to the Royal Canadian Navy.According to Canadian media reports, the conversion process will cost the nation’s taxpayers CAD250-300 million.Lloyd’s Register (LR) will support the conversion process from the development of a safety certification regime with the Flag Administration and approval of design plans through to on-site supervision at Davie and commissioning of the new AOR ship.The lack of support ships has forced the RCN to lease foreign navy replenishment ships. Spanish Navy auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Patiño (A-14) spent two months with the RCN starting in February 2016.The RCN fleet is currently supported by the Chilean resupply ship Amirante Montt, while another Spanish replenishment ship, the ESPS Cantabria, is expected to deploy with RCN from Mid-September to November.According to Davie shipbuilding, the converted vessel will be delivered for service in the summer of 2017.last_img read more

Dean, College of Fine and Applied Arts

first_imgN/A Typical physical demands of professional position within auniversity. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. Required Qualifications for this position are asfollows:1. Earned terminal degree, including PhD, MFA or MID, in a fieldrepresented in the College of Fine and Applied Arts;2. Progressive administrative experience at the level of dean,associate dean, department chair or similar position;3. Distinguished record of scholarship/creative activity andteaching, and eligibility for a tenured appointment at the rank offull professor;4. Evidence of creating and fostering a diverse and inclusiveenvironment for students, faculty, and staff;5. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the abilityto interact effectively, decisively, and transparently withacademic leadership, faculty, students, staff, donors, and otherstakeholders important to the college in order to buildpartnerships inside and outside of the college;6. Dynamic team-building and leadership skills with evidence ofdeep appreciation of, and support for, shared governance;7. Demonstrated experience with recruiting, retaining andsupporting talented faculty and staff from underrepresentedpopulations;8. Commitment to supporting disciplinary and interdisciplinaryenvironments and curricula that lead to successful studentrecruitment, retention and graduation;9. Exceptional skills, experience, and evidence of success instrategic planning, fiscal planning, and resource management;and10. Successful experience in or demonstrated capacity forfundraising. We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. AA/EEO Statement The College of Fine and Applied Arts is a dynamic and innovativegroup of seven academic departments, bringing together a variety ofperspectives, experiences and real-world education to provideunique opportunities for student success. Its departments includeApplied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science andLeadership, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Technology and theBuilt Environment, and Theatre and Dance. The college is thrivingand supports over 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students, 219full and part-time faculty and 30 staff. We are also proud of ournearly 15,000 alumni from across the college. The Dean, whoserves as the academic leader of the college, will: Complete application consists of the following:1. A letter of interest that addresses how you meet the requiredqualifications as outlined in this announcement(Provide underRequired Document: Cover Letter / Letter of Interest);2. A statement describing your leadership philosophy(Provideunder Required Document: Statement of LeadershipPhilosophy);3. A statement that specifically addresses your commitment toinclusion and diversity and the ways your previous professionalexperience demonstrates your effectiveness in promoting a climateof success for a diverse community of faculty, staff, andstudents(Provide under Required Document: DiversityStatement);4. Updated CV(Provide under Required Document: CurriculumVitae);5. The names of at least three references with their job titles,institutions,and contact information(Please note: We will seek your approvalbefore we get in touch with your references at a later stage of thesearch process); and6. Unofficial copies of all transcripts(Official copies will berequired of the successful candidate)If you have any questions, please direct them to the Search Chairs:Marie Huff at [email protected] or Michael McKenzie [email protected] Description of University License/Certification Required Physical Demands of Position Minimum Qualifications More information is provided in the Job Opportunity Profile . Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Position TitleDean, College of Fine and Applied Arts Position Number004071 DepartmentCollege of Fine and Applied Arts – 265000 Special Instructions to Applicants Essential Duties and Responsibilities Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Provide outstanding leadership to realize the vision andachieve the academic goals of the college;Support integrated strategic planning and institutionaleffectiveness initiatives;Oversee strategic directions, personnel, curricula, and budgetsfor the college;Advance and support diversity, equity, and inclusion across thecollege;Promote a climate of student success for a diverse community oflearners;Preside at meetings involving the faculty of the college andappoint ad hoc committees to study special problems affecting thecollege;Prepare periodic reports and keep the provost and executivevice chancellor fully informed of the state of affairs and needswithin the college;Engage departmental chairs and the council of the college infrequent appraisals of objectives, procedures, strengths,weaknesses of curricular programs;Collaborate with faculty in a climate of sharedgovernance;Coordinate the assignment of classroom space and facilitiesamong departments and plan for capital improvements; andCollaborate with other members of the Academic Affairs team toachieve university objectives. Suggested Salary RangeSalary commensurate with experience and qualifications Quick Linkhttps://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/27174last_img read more

Oxford-Cambridge Expressway a threat to rare species, RSPB says

first_imgA proposed new dual carriageway which will run between Oxford and Cambridge has been criticised for the potential damage it would cause to a local nature reserve.The RSPB has said that the expressway would pose a serious threat to the Otmoor Nature Reserve and its wetlands.Calling the proposed route a “disastrous outcome for nature”, a spokesperson for the RSPB has explained that certain species of bat, butterfly and wetland bird could be endangered by the large road.Bechstein’s bats are one of the rarest and endangered species in the UK – an estimated 1,000 bats populate areas in the south of England – and black hairstreaks are one of the rarest butterflies in the UK. Both species could be put under threat.The threatened black hairstreak butterfly, which live in their thousands in the south of EnglandA campaign group, the “Expressway Action Group”, has been set up by Oxfordshire residents to protest the damage that the route could have on the area’s green belt.The group is supported by 34 Oxfordshire parish councils and has put signs up along the proposed route reading slogans such as “Green belt not commuter belt” and “Trees not tarmac”.The Expressway is a proposed new road which would run from the A34 to the A14, near Cambridge, running via Milton Keynes. It is hoped that it would complete the missing link between the M1 and the M40.The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) gave cause for its construction in 2016 after producing a study on the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor.The government has identified the corridor as one of the most significant areas of growth in the country. It is hoped that the construction of the road will contribute to the growth of housing and employment.The NIC, in its “partnering for prosperity” report, described the three major areas of this development as being some of the “fastest growing, innovative, and productive” locations in the UK.However, they explain that, at the current time, “poor east-west connectivity” is leading to “restricted interaction between these economies”, and further economic growth is threatened by journey times, congestion and housing unaffordability.Housing Secretary Sajid Javid is expected to approve the creation of up to five new towns along this route in the coming weeks after discussing the proposal in The Sunday Times in March.Stakeholders are currently being consulted by Highways England, on behalf of the Department for Transport, to gain opinions about which “corridor” between the two university towns is the most preferred.last_img read more

Indiana Joins Bid To Upset Prohibition Against Sports Gambling

first_img“By limiting the involvement of the federal government in the internal affairs of states, the Tenth Amendment provides indispensable protections against all sorts of congressional mischief that otherwise would erode the rightful roles of state legislatures and agencies,” Hill stated in an email. “Even with this important bulwark in place, states continually must stand to defend their legitimate regulatory authority. That’s what New Jersey is doing, and that’s what we are supporting.”Johns does not see anything unusual in Hill’s action even though Indiana’s top attorney is taking the side opposed by the NCAA.“I don’t view the state attorney general’s position to necessarily be contradictory to the NCAA,” Johns said, explaining the state is taking the stance that federal statutes much comply with the 10th Amendment. “This challenge is not directed at the NCAA.”The PASPA was enacted in 1992 by Congress to prevent the potential harm on sports by gambling. Capitol Hill noted the revenue from wagering on athletics could be substantial but the potential payout was not worth the risk gambling posed to the one of the nation’s popular pastimes.The final bill prohibited all states, with the exception of Nevada, from sponsoring and operating their own sports-gambling schemes as well as from licensing or authorizing a third party to run a sports wagering program. It also contained a caveat for the handful of states that already had some form of sports gambling by exempting them from the PASPA prohibitions. In addition, it included a special provision that gave New Jersey one year to allow sports betting at the casinos in Atlantic City.New Jersey did not take advantage of the year-long window and, instead, maintained its prohibition of sports gambling.That changed in 2012 when the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill licensing casinos and racetracks to take bets on athletic contests. The Garden State claimed it was motivated to act because of the booming illegal gambling industry.In response, the NCAA and several professional sports leagues filed a lawsuit, asserting the 2012 law violated the PASPA. New Jersey countered the PASPA was unconstitutional because, in mandating how states regulate gambling, the federal law ran afoul of the anti-commandeering doctrine.The district court granted summary judgment to the sporting groups in the case now known as Christie I, and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. While the majority of the appellate panel acknowledged constitutional problems with PASPA, it reasoned the federal law sidestepped such entanglement because it only prohibited the licensing or authorization of sports gambling. In fact, the majority noted, the PASPA did not prohibit New Jersey from repealing its ban on sports wagering. In 2014, the New Jersey Legislature did just that. It passed a bill that repealed its sports wagering ban but the sporting groups again went to court on the grounds the new legislation was essentially authorizing gambling on athletic events.Again, the 3rd Circuit panel and, later the entire court, in Christie II affirmed that the 2014 measure violated PASPA.In its petition for a writ of certiorari, New Jersey argued the en banc decision from the 3rd Circuit contradicted its earlier decision in the first Christie lawsuit. “The majority thus reached the remarkable and unprecedented conclusion that the Constitution’s federal structure affords to Congress the power to prohibit States from repealing their own laws,” the petition stated.The Supreme Court has just two times in the last 55 years struck down federal legislation as violating the 10th Amendment’s anticommandeering doctrine. Those cases were New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992) and Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898 (1997).Johns believes a ruling by the justices in favor of New Jersey would be a “watershed decision.” It would be the first time the Supreme Court abolished federal legislation on anti-commandeering grounds even though the statute did not specifically require the states to act.The NCAA echoes that point in its briefs to the Supreme Court. In part, the collegiate athletic association argued commandeering concerns arise only when Congress mandates states do the federal government’s bidding. With the PASPA, Congress is just prohibiting states from establishing sports-gambling operating.The American Gaming Association has submitted an amicus brief supporting New Jersey and urging the Supreme Court to reverse the 3rdCircuit’s ruling. In particular, the AGA contended states are prevented by the PASPA from combatting the black markets for illegal sports gambling. It estimated Americans are illegally gambling $149 billion annually on sporting events and much of that revenue is going into the pockets of organized crime.Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs at the AGA asserted the PASPA is not stopping sports wagering nor protecting the integrity of athletic contests.“Sports betting is taking place right now but it’s just happening illegally,” she said.Moreover, allowing the betting windows to open in all states would not corrupt the sporting games or lead to players and coaches purposefully tanking. Slane pointed to Nevada as providing a model for other states to follow in how to license and regulate sports gambling.Already, Slane said, 15 states are preparing to legalize sports betting in anticipation of the Supreme Court overturning PASPA. The AGA is bolstering its arguing for a repeal by citing an economic impact study completed by England-based Oxford Economics. For Indiana, the study concluded that allowing sports gambling at the states’ casinos would create 2,565 new jobs, bring an increase of $110.1 million in wages and pump up the GDP by $195.2 million.FOOTNOTE: Christie v. NCAA has been consolidated with New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, Inc. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Oral arguments are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. December 1, 2017Marilyn OdendahlIndiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Jr., joined an amicus brief by West Virginia and 17 other states along with the governors of Kentucky, Maryland and North Dakota in support of Christie. In a statement from his office, Hill framed his decision to sign the brief as one asserting states’ rights.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Clean energy pioneer brings lab to Harvard

first_imgDaniel G. Nocera, a chemist whose work is focused on developing inexpensive new energy sources for the poor of the world now living with nothing more than fire light, has been appointed the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy in Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, today announced.Perhaps best known for having invented an “artificial leaf” that directly converts sunlight and water into a chemical fuel that can be stored, Nocera will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses at Harvard, in addition to conducting research.“With his interdisciplinary expertise in fields related to energy synthesis, and his dedication to using that expertise to improving the lives of billions of people around the world, Dan Nocera is the kind of scientist and humanitarian who exemplifies Harvard’s contributions to society,” said Smith, the John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences.Currently, Nocera is the Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the director of MIT’s Solar Revolutions Project and its Eni Solar Frontiers Center. He is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Sciences.A pioneer in the study of the basic mechanisms of energy conversion in biology and chemistry, Nocera said he was attracted to Harvard because “it’s not enough to just invent something; you need the wide interdisciplinary reach and focus of Harvard to fulfill the vision of bringing something to the entire world.“President Faust’s vision of one Harvard — linking a laboratory in Chemistry and Chemical Biology with the international expertise available at the Kennedy School, insights from the Law School, [and] the experts at the School of Public Health — can make it possible to fulfill my goal of bringing the poor of the world their first 100 watts of energy. And if I can do that, I can, along with Harvard, literally change the world in a profound way for the better,” Nocera said.A graduate of Rutgers University, Nocera earned his doctorate at the California Institute of Technology and taught at Michigan State University before joining the MIT faculty in 1997. He has published more than 325 papers and earned numerous awards, including the MIT School of Science Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s launches partnership with Zipcar

first_imgOn Tuesday, Saint Mary’s College launched a partnership with Zipcar to offer a car-sharing network on campus.The convenient transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty and staff ages 18 and older. Students are expected to be the most frequent users, according to a press release sent to Saint Mary’s.“Once enrolled as Zipcar members, the Saint Mary’s community may also reserve Zipcars at the University of Notre Dame and, in turn, their community can use Saint Mary’s Zipcars,” director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said.Saint Mary’s will initially offer two Ford Focus models for communal use. The Zipcars have designated parking spots located in the Regina Hall parking lot for convenient pick-up and return. The cars are available on-demand and can be easily reserved by the hour or by the day, O’Brien said.Faculty and students can join Zipcar for $25, with rates for Zipcar vehicles on campus starting as low as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day, she said. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $35. Gas, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates, and cars can be reserved for as little as an hour or for multiple days, O’Brien said.One of the unique features of this new accommodation is its members can download the Zipcar mobile application on their smartphone to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles and honk the horn to help locate the vehicle, she said. Reservations can also be made over the phone or on Zipcar’s website.O’Brien said Zipcars will benefit a variety of people in the community, especially students by offering the freedom of having a car without the commitment and cost of bringing one to campus.“This could open up the possibility for some students to apply for off-campus internships or jobs that they might not have considered because they didn’t have a way to get there,” she said.“We have a lot of students in majors like nursing, education and social work who serve in the community as part of their coursework. Many students also volunteer at schools and non-profits around town. Zipcars offer a possible way to get to those locations,” O’Brien said.She said another great benefit of bringing Zipcars to Saint Mary’s is that they are environmentally friendly.“Reducing the College’s carbon footprint is something the administration is very cognizant of and they’re excited to bring Zipcars to Saint Mary’s [for that reason],” she said “Offering Zipcars potentially reduces the number of student cars on campus while offering students the convenience and freedom of a car when they need it.”According to Zipcar’s website, “Zipcar reduces congestion and parking demand. Studies have shown each Zipcar takes approximately 15 personally owned cars off the road. Zipcar reduces emissions. Studies have shown Zipcar members reduce their overall mileage by about 40 percent after joining, helping to reduce CO2 emissions.”Vice president of student affairs Karen Johnson said these statistics play into Saint Mary’s strategic plan, titled Boldly Forward, which aims to reduce the College’s carbon footprint and raise awareness of the importance of sustainability on campus.“Offering Zipcars here is an example of an effort to reduce the number of student cars on campus while offering students the convenience and freedom of a car when they need it,” Johnson said.Nursing major and sophomore Kathryn Gessert said she is excited about Zipcar coming to Saint Mary’s.“I don’t go off-campus nearly enough to invest in my own car, and while riding the buses and my bike around the area are extremely low-cost, they require massive amounts of travel time,” Gessert said. “As a nursing student, I anticipate commuting to off-campus healthcare locations on a regular basis.“Zipcar is the perfect solution,” she said.For more information about Zipcars and to become a Zipcar member visit, www.zipcar.com/saintmarys.Tags: saint mary’s zipcar, smc zipcar, sustainability efforts, zipcar, zipcarslast_img read more

Two Musical Comedies Win Big at 2016 Golden Globes

first_imgWhile The Revenant and The Martian took home the top prizes at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, two musical comedy series also received major recognition at the January 10 ceremony.Mozart in the Jungle won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The Amazon series stars Gael García Bernal—who won for his performance—and Tony winner Bernadette Peters. Rachel Bloom received the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series for her CW musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.Only two Broadway alums won this year for performances—both on the small screen. Maura Tierney won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for The Affair (Tony nominee Ruth Wilson won last year for the Showtime drama), and Mr. Robot’s Christian Slater took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. Writer for stage and screen Aaron Sorkin won Best Screenplay for Steve Jobs.Denzel Washington, who won a Tony Award in 2010 for Fences and will bring that August Wilson play and nine others to HBO over ten years, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his “outstanding contributions” to the entertainment industry.Among the big winners of the night were Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Brie Larson for Room, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy, Matt Damon for The Martian, Taraji P. Henson for Empire and Jon Hamm for Mad Men.Click here for a complete list of winners. Congrats to all! View Commentslast_img read more