Climatology of short-period mesospheric gravity waves over Halley, Antarctica (76 S, 27 W)

first_imgWe present a first detailed climatological study of individual quasi-monochromatic mesospheric, shortperiodgravity-wave events observed over Antarctica. The measurements were made using an all-skyairglow imager located at Halley Station (76S, 27W) and encompass the 2000 and 2001 austral winterseasons. Distributions of wave parameters were found to be similar to findings at other latitudes. Thewave headings exhibited unusually strong anisotropy with a dominant preference for motion towardsthe Antarctic continent and a rotation from westward during fall, to poleward in mid-winter, toeastward in spring. This rotation was accompanied by a systematic increase of 50% in the magnitudesof the horizontal wavelengths and observed phase speeds. It is postulated that the observed waveanisotropy was due to a succession of wave sources of different characteristics lying equatorward ofHalley, or a dominant source mechanism evolving with time during the winter months.last_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Texas-Rio Grande Valley Thursday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Thursday, Utah Valley University men’s basketball hosts Texas-Rio Grande Valley as they ensue in their WAC schedule at the UCCU Center. The Vaqueros come into Orem with a record of 9-10 and 1-2 in conference play. January 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Texas-Rio Grande Valley Thursday Written by The Wolverines are winners of 11 of their last 15 games and six of their last eight games. Redshirt junior guard Jake Toolson leads the Wolverines with 15.7 points per game and senior guard Conner Toolson remains close behind at 13.2 points per contest. Jake Toolson also leads the WAC in free throw percentage at 88.3 percent. Additionally, Jake Toolson is 44th in NCAA Division I by shooting 57.4 percent from the field. They are also 12-1 all-time against the Vaqueros at home. The Wolverines rank in the Top 50 nationally in field goal percentage (42nd, 48.1 percent), 43rd in free throws made (278), 46th in defensive rebounds per game (27.78 rebounds) and 48th in free throws attempted (385). UTRGV scores 68.6 points per game and surrenders 70.8 points per contest. The Vaqueros are led by senior forward Terry Winn III (12.5 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) and junior forward Lesley Varner II (11.9 points, 5.7 rebounds per game). Utah Valley currently has the second-longest home-winning streak in Division I as the Wolverines have won their last 21 games at the UCCU Center. The 12-6 Wolverines are currently 1-2 in WAC play as they prepare to host the Vaqueros. Brad James The Wolverines have traditionally dominated UTRGV (once known as Texas-Pan American) as they lead the all-time series 22-3. Tags: Conner Toolson/Jake Toolson/Lesley Varner II/Terry Winn III/Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros/UCCU Center/UVU Men’s Basketballlast_img read more

USS Milwaukee Completes Acceptance Trial

first_img Authorities Share this article USS Milwaukee Completes Acceptance Trial View post tag: americas View post tag: Acceptance Trial September 25, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Milwaukee Completes Acceptance Trial View post tag: USS Milwaukee The future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) successfully concluded its acceptance trial Sept. 18, after completing a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).The acceptance trial is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned for October. During the five-day trial, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the installed systems.While underway the ship performed launch and recovery operations of the 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat, a four-hour full power run, surface and air self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, and demonstrated the ship’s maneuverability performing tight turns and full-power quick reversal.Following her commissioning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in November, the ship will prepare for full ship shock trials to be held in the Atlantic Ocean in 2016. She will then sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS Freedom (LCS 1), USS Independence (LCS 2), USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) and USS Coronado (LCS 4).[mappress mapid=”17013″]Image: US Navylast_img read more

GENERAL NEPHROLOGIST

first_imgJob no: 224976-ASWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/NEPHROLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Job Number: Applications Open: Jul 21 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close: To apply for this position, please click on the “” button. You willbe asked to submit a CV and a personal statement/cover letter. Inaddition, you will be asked to provide three references during theapplication process.The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 22, 2020,however, the position will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Institutional Statement on Diversity: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Department(s): MD or equivalent required. Board certified or eligible inNephrology required Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Degree and Area of Specialization: License or Certificate: Provide patient care at UW Health approved location(s); provideclinical teaching to medical students, residents and fellows.Participation in division/departmental Grand Rounds programs.Clinical responsibilities as well pursuit for independent researchand funding, clinical research and publication of results.Appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (CHS) willneed to meet established University, School of Medicine and PublicHealth requirements for the CHS track. As a key member of the UW Health Nephrology Division, the incumbentwill focus on patients with kidney disease. Clinical activity willaddress the areas of Acute Kidney Injury, Glomerular disease, HTN,Kidney stones and ESRD. Particular importance will be given tointerests and expertise in education and clinical research.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. A534280-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/NEPHROLOGY Official Title: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Employment Class: Appointment Type, Duration:center_img Anticipated Begin Date: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . Eligible for medical license in Wisconsin ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS)(D02NN) or ASST PROFESSOR (CHS)(D03NN) Academic Staff-Renewable SEPTEMBER 01, 2020 Contact: Audrey [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Instructions to Applicants: Principal Duties: Position Summary: Salary: Work Type: 224976-AS Ongoing/Renewable Full Time: 100% Completion of a 2 year fellowship in nephrology requiredlast_img read more

Postdoctoral Fellow

first_imgPosting Details Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Remove from posting on or before Special Instructions to Applicants Job Code/TitlePD – Post Doctoral Title: Postdoctoral position in visualization of protein andsubcellular structures using elecron microscopy.The postdoctoral fellow will to carry out structural analysis ofmacromolecular complexes involved in calcium homeostasis usingcryoEM and 3D reconstruction. A second project is theultrastructural characterization of cardiac muscle tissue underphysiological and pathophysiological conditions, using TEM thinsectioning and electron tomography. The postdoctoral fellow willform part of a multidisciplinary team that combines expertise in 3Dstructural biology, biochemistry, live cell imaging,electrophysiology, and cardiology. Normal work hours Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Required Qualifications Preferred Qualifications DepartmentPhysiology & Biophysics Job Open Date09/16/2020 Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/100666 Working TitlePostdoctoral Fellow Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate Position TypePost Doc Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of Application Is any portion of this position grant-funded?Yes – Continuation of this position depends on funding of thegrant. Organizational Overview Resource CriticalNo Position NumberP00001 For more information on the laboratory’s research please visit:http://www.medschool.vcu.edu/expertise/detail.html?ID=1920Please e-mail a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contactinformation of three referees to:Montserrat [email protected] Job CategoryResearch The laboratory is fully equipped for all aspects of proteinpurification, tissue embedding, TEM, cryo-EM, and computing, andoffers an excellent training program. The candidate should have aPhD degree in Computer Science, Physics, Biophysics, StructuralBiology or a related field, and prior experience in protein (esp.membrane protein) purification, TEM, cryo-EM and/or 3D structuraldetermination. Other desirable skills include knowledge inprogramming languages, and writing linux shell, Perl, and awkscripts. Description of the Job CampusMCV Campus Hours/Week Additional Information At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Open Until FilledYes Sensitive PositionNo Normal work days Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?Nolast_img read more

Open Date looks to iQ for bakery

first_imgOpen Date Equipment has launched a new thermal transfer printer the Thermocode iQ. The firm claimed it offers higher print quality, as well as a high level of sustainable performance.The company said bakery and confectionery companies would find the iQ’s suitability with intermittent machines particularly useful, while the gentler touch of the print head, due to more accurate stepper motor control, reduces the potential for damage to fragile products, such as pastries and decorated items.The iQ has a print speed of 600mm per second and a maximum print area of 53 x 110mm. Operation is controlled via a 7-inch touchscreen from which stored print images can be edited and print settings adjusted during use. It has a 1,000-metre ribbon capacity and is capable of printing text, graphics, dates, barcodes and 2D codes.last_img read more

News story: Border Force stop Farnborough smuggling attempt

first_imgAnyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call the hotline on 0800 59 5000. This is a major seizure of cocaine, one of the largest flown into the UK by plane in many years, and this seizure by Border Force represents a major blow to organised crime. We estimate that once cut and sold on the streets in the UK it would have had a potential value in excess of £50 million. Our investigations into this attempted importation are continuing. Border Force arrested the 5 passengers on suspicion of importing Class A drugs. They included 2 British men, 2 Spanish men and an Italian man. The investigation was passed to the NCA. Hampshire Constabulary also helped by guarding the men arrested and moving the drugs to a secure location.Three addresses in the Bournemouth area have been searched by the NCA as part of the investigation, and items including computers and phones were seized.The crew of the plane were also questioned and were released without charge.NCA operations manager Siobhan Micklethwaite said: Working with law enforcement colleagues like the National Crime Agency (NCA) we are determined to prevent drug trafficking and bring those responsible to justice. This was a significant find made possible by the vigilance of dedicated Border Force officers. They have prevented a substantial quantity of drugs from ending up on our streets and causing untold misery and damage to our communities. After meeting the flight and questioning those on board, officers became suspicious and searched the aircraft and their luggage. When opened, each case was found to contain between 34 to 37 tape wrapped packages weighing approximately one kilo each. One of these was pierced and a white powder exposed which tested positive for cocaine. Officers discovered the Class A drugs on Monday 29 January, when Border Force officers examined 15 suitcases accompanying 5 passengers on a private jet arriving from Bogota, South America.It is believed to be one of the largest seizures of its kind in the UK.The weight of the drugs was estimated to be 500 kilos – a full forensic analysis will now take place.Border Force Deputy Chief Operating Officer Mike Stepney said:last_img read more

China’s bakery market on the rise

first_imgA new report has predicted the Chinese bakery and cereals market will become the second most valuable market by 2018.Already the largest in volume, a Canadean report expects it to reach a value of $47bn by 2018, largely driven by China’s vast population.Veronika Zhupanova, analyst at Canadean, said: “Growing urbanisation will promote the growth of the Chinese middle class, which, in turn, will lead to a demand for a wider range of products.“Manufacturers should take advantage of this trend and produce bakery and cereals items that serve as an energy boost for busy Chinese who skipped breakfast or need a snack break at work. Single-serve packed items, such as Tao Li’s red bean paste Dorayaki, will sell particularly well during office hours, whereas multipacks of ambient and individually packed items will be suitable for tired consumers who are looking for a treat after a long day of work.” Ingredients company Unicorn started selling to China in June after being approved as a food importer and agent to the country.Joint managing director Nicola Divers said the company opened an office in China in 2011, and realised it could import as well as export from the country.She said: “There are a lot of people there and they like imported products. This is a new initiative and embryonic at the moment, but we are seeing growth and we are pleased with the way things are going.”In November 2012, Starbucks revealed plans to double the number of stores it has in China in three years.It said it aimed to open 800 new shops in China by 2015 – roughly one a day – taking its network to 1,500 stores across 70 cities from Chongqing to Chengdu.In March, a report by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), found exports to China had nearly doubled, increasing by a whopping 82%.The top-performing product was chocolate, rising 9% to £571m, with sweet biscuits up 11% to £311m. Tea, coffee and cocoa were also up 14% to £1.07bn.last_img read more

David Wright to open bread and barbecue restaurant

first_imgFormer Baker of the Year David Wright is set to turn his family bakery and café into all-day bread and barbecue restaurant.Wright, who won the title of Baker of the Year in the 2017 Baking Industry Awards, is partnering with burgers and barbecue chef Christian Stevenson – known as DJ BBQ – to transform Wright’s Fire Station Café and Cake Shop Bakery in Woodbridge, Suffolk.“It has been well documented that bakeries, high street shops and restaurants are struggling,” said Wright. “We are no exception and, at this incredibly difficult time, you must either adapt to the needs of the modern customer or face a very austere future.”Wright and Stevenson are launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign on 4 April with the aim of raising £75,000 to help set up the restaurant and café “celebrating food cooked with fire”, including bread, coffee, wood-fired pizzas, burgers and BBQ food.The majority of the investment will go on a new kitchen and provide new wall coverings, ovens and other equipment. It will also pay for new tables and chairs, new toilets and two delivery bikes – one pedal bike and one scooter – so they can deliver pizzas.This follows a £300,000 investment over the past six years in the business, which was established by Wright’s grandparents in 1946. Wright took it over from his father in 2013 and, with experience in set design after attending King’s College University in London, he redesigned both the café and bakery and moved production to a new site nearby.%%Quote_55%% “We are very lucky to have some great resources built over three generations,” said Wright. “I am lucky to have friends who are experts in their field, such as Christian.“Making the most of what we have and showing there is life in an established business is what we’ve done for over 70 years. Now we must adapt, take some risks and go all-in, so that the business is still going for my grandchildren to enjoy. We want to have fun, show off our talent and provide for our families.”Wright and Stevenson have been friends since meeting at a festival in 2014, when Stevenson discovered Wright’s brioche buns were the “best burger buns he’s ever eaten”.Described as a live fire chef, Stevenson has his own YouTube channel with 175,000 followers. A regular on Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube, he also stars in and hosts festivals including Meatopia, The Big Feastival, Camp Bestival, Grilltopia and The Big Grill.Stevenson, who is to move to Suffolk and will be involved in the new restaurant on a daily basis, is launching his third book, The Burger Book, on the day the Kickstarter campaign begins.last_img read more

Water Vital for Young Pecan Trees

first_imgThe No. 1 reason Georgia-planted pecan trees die in their first two years is that theydon’t get enough water.Many homeowners forget that a newly planted pecan tree has a very small root system. Itis extremely important that these small trees get ample moisture on time every week. Oneway to make sure the trees get enough water is to give them at least five to 10 gallonsevery week.A complicating factor is the lack of weed control around the tree. Research has shownthat just mowing grass around young trees can reduce growth by 50 percent to 75 percent.The grass competes with the young tree for water. Even if you water the tree weekly,the grass tends to get the water and the nutrients. By using herbicides to control grassand weeds in a three-foot-diameter circle around the tree, growth was increased by 75percent.You can keep weeds under control with by several household herbicides you can buy atyour garden center.In the research plots, the trees that grew the most were the ones that got mulchingplus weed control. Your tree will grow its best, too, if you mulch a three-foot-widecircle around the tree with three to four inches of old grass clippings, pine straw, pinebark, etc.The mulch will preserve moisture and enhance the tree’s growth. When weeds were keptunder control in the mulch, the research trees grew as much as twice as fast as the treesgrowing in grass sod.So it’s critical to water young pecan trees weekly, mulch them and control weeds aroundthem for the first two years.Weed control around the tree, and in strips through commercial orchards, is a goodpractice for older trees, too. It will conserve moisture while it protects the base of thetrees from mower injury.last_img read more