9 May
2021

On the SuperDARN autocorrelation function observed in the ionospheric cusp

first_imgThe SuperDARN radars are proving to be a very powerful experimental tool for exploring solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions. They measure the autocorrelation function (ACF) of the transmitted signal backscattered from the ionospheric irregularities, and derive parameters such as the Doppler velocity and the spectral width. The associated spectra have a specific behaviour inside the cusp, a strong temporal and spatial evolution of the velocity and spectral width, and a high value of the spectral width. Although no studies have explained these characteristics, they are routinely used to detect the cusp in the radar data and estimate the open/closed field line boundary. Both satellite and magnetometer data show in the same region broadband wave activity in the Pc1, Pc2 frequency band. In this study, we evaluate how such wave activity modifies the radar’s ACF, and conclude that it explains the spectra seen in the cusp.last_img read more

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7 May
2021

Sellers frustrated by Brexit uncertainty

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Sellers frustrated by Brexit uncertainty previous nextHousing MarketSellers frustrated by Brexit uncertaintyData collected by software specialist, Reapit, suggest sellers are keeping their properties on the market for longer while waiting for a Brexit decision.The Negotiator18th January 201901,321 Views  Data released by Reapit shows that the number of withdrawn properties in the UK market declined by over 25% in November and December compared to 2017, meaning that more sellers kept their properties on the market at the end of 2018 than they did in 2017, without a sale. Sellers may have been keeping their properties on the market for longer while waiting for Tuesday’s Brexit meaningful vote.Gary Barker“While Brexit uncertainty remains, we would anticipate a continued slowdown in the number of homes listed and sold. For those properties already on the market, sellers will likely hold their listings, waiting to see what happens over the next two weeks.“Perhaps the PM can find a Brexit withdrawal bill that parliament will pass. Otherwise, failing this, sellers can start to focus on the impact of a hard Brexit, or the possibility that Brexit may not happen at all. With a plethora of potential outcomes on the table, market certainty seems to be out of reach in the short term.”While Brexit uncertainty remains, we would anticipate a continued slowdown in the number of homes listed and sold.” Gary Barker, CEO Reapit.“November and December of 2018 saw sales of properties drop by over 50% from the same period last year. Both November and December saw a year on year decline in the number of properties listed. However, December was up 5% over November, indicating the market has slowed, but there are still sellers exploring demand. Some of the increased listings were likely driven by landlords looking to sell their properties before new regulations come into effect.”“Overall, 2018 saw a 12% increase on the number of properties withdrawn from the market before sale, but November and December saw a decline in withdrawn properties while listings declined year on year. This is an indication of sellers waiting out Brexit decision before pulling their properties off the market, riding the uncertainty.“Our data reveals a history of market reactions following significant Brexit developments. Coinciding with negotiation developments between the UK and the EU, Reapit has recorded a 4.4% year-on-year reduction in withdrawals through March 2018 compared to an average increase of 27.9% in the months before and after.”gary barker UK housing market Reapit Brexit brexit and housing market January 18, 2019Sheila ManchesterWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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4 May
2021

CDDL: Bangladesh Navy orders six offshore patrol vessels

first_imgChittagong Dry Dock Limited (CDDL) has received a contract to build six new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Bangladesh Navy.The construction of the new ships is part of the long-term modernization program of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.According to CDDL, the OPVs will be built at a local shipyard in joint collaboration with a foreign shipbuilding company. In this regard, CDDL invited on January 16, 2020, interested shipbuilders to submit their expression of interest (EOI).As informed, OPVs will conduct surveillance operations, perform constabulary duties like policing, patrolling and anti-smuggling in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), carry out fishery protection operations in coastal areas and protect offshore resources in EEZ.In addition, OPVs’ secondary roles would include assistance and disaster relief within coastal areas of Bangladesh as well as search and rescue operations in EEZ.With a displacement of around 2,000 tons and a maximum speed of at least 12 knots, each vessel would have a minimum length of 85 meters and a maximum breadth of around 14 meters, CDDL said.The navy has also started the construction of the second batch of five Padma-class patrol vessels. The vessels are being built at Khulna Shipyard.Naval Today Staff Photo: Bangladesh Navy ship Sangu. Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license; Image by: Naval Surface Warriors View post tag: Chittagong Dry Dock Limited View post tag: Bangladesh Navycenter_img Share this article View post tag: offshore patrol vessellast_img read more

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3 May
2021

Indiana DNR Law Enforcement hosts largest indoor archery tournament

first_imgThe National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) continues to grow in Indiana. Over 425 schools have the NASP program as part of the curriculum. The program is affecting approximately 60,000 students annually.The DNR Law Enforcement Division has certified over 1700 teachers as instructors in the NASP program.  The Division is working with schools across the state with the ambitious goal of adding a minimum of 45 schools a year.  Students participate by shooting a Genesis compound bow at an international competition scoring target.  The program has shown results of improving student attendance, attitude, behavior, and overall learning experience. It teaches the students to be safe, courteous, and sportsmanship as well as other life skills.Students are given an opportunity to join competitive archery teams to represent their schools at tournaments across the state.  In January, over 3,300 shooters participated in qualifying events which were held to obtain an invitation to the state tournament. While not all the teams qualify for this event, the lessons the program is designed to teach will be achieved by everyone who participates in the program at any level.“NASP has created an opportunity for anyone to join a team and compete at all levels. While the program has incorporated some competition, the main focus is to teach life skills that can be used in everyday situations”, said Outdoor Education Lt. Larry Morrison.  “Archery teaches concentration, poise, relaxation and commitment to practice, which translates to a better student in the classroom”.“Approximately 2700 competitive shooters representing over 150 qualifying schools statewide will be competing on the international bllseye target range and NASP/IBO 3-D Challenge at this year’s State NASP tournament”, said Outdoor Education Coordinator Chris Clark.The Indiana State NASP tournament will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Blue Ribbon and Champions Pavilion on Saturday March 11th, beginning at 7:30 A.M.For more information visit the Indiana NASP website:  http://indiananasp.com/FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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3 May
2021

“READERS FORUM” MARCH 3, 2018

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?Todays “Readers Poll” question” Is: Do you feel that City Council has more pressing issues than worrying about amending the current noise ordinance?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img

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2 Mar
2021

Sunsquabi Drops New Single, “Deluxe,” From New Album Due Out Friday

first_imgColorado-based trio SunSquabi is on the precipice of releasing their sophomore album, Deluxe, which comes out on Friday, April 7th via GRiZ’s All Good Records. The trio is known for their fusion of live instrumentation and electronic music in a live setting, and their latest album captures their unique sound. To get us all stoked on Deluxe, Sunsquabi just released a final single from the album, the title track “Deluxe,” which joins three other tracks that have been released off the project in recent months: “Pygmy Up ” featuring Russ Liquid, “Cinnamon” featuring Late Night Radio, and “Dexter.”You can listen to this new single from SunSquabi below. Check out their website to cop the new album when it drops and to peep the group’s upcoming tour dates. East coast fans who like what they hear coming from SunSquabi have cause to be stoked. Colorado is coming to New York, with SunSquabi just announcing a show at American Beauty in NYC on Saturday, April 29th, along with other hot up-and-comers Late Night Radio and Maddy O’Neal. There is a good reason that these acts are packing out venues all over The Rockies on a regular basis, and it’s an opportunity for those in the Northeast to bear witness (purchase tickets here).last_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

City BPU Fundraiser Nets $18,000 For St. Susan’s Center

first_imgImage by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN — The 21st Annual Cents for St. Susan’s Campaign, by the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, raised $18,399.15 to help fund the soup kitchen.“We are grateful to these wonderful donors and to the Jamestown BPU for its efforts to raise funds for our soup kitchen,” said St. Susan Center Executive Director Bonny Scott-Sleight. “This year’s challenges led us to a new method of providing meals, serving approximately 157 people a day. We made and packed carry-out meals for our guests and it has worked well. I want to extend heartfelt thanks to those contributors who assisted us in meeting our goal of feeding all who come to St. Susan Center for our help.”During the 21 campaigns, the BPU has raised $253,335.54 for St. Susan’s.BPU and St. Susan Center personnel were on hand for the announcement, to thank major sponsors for going above and beyond this year, to help the soup kitchen financially during the Pandemic. Such donors included: Judy and Steve McAllaster at the $3,000 level; KeyBank at the $2,000 category; and Kwik-Fill and Chautauqua Chemicals Co., Inc. at the $1,000 level. Sponsors of $500 included; Boyles Motor Sales, Century 21/Turner Brokers, Dan and Connie Evans, Falconer Printing and Design, Inc., FreedMaxickAccountants, Heritage Ministries, The Legend Group with Lou Deppas, National Fuel, Northwest Bank, Shults Auto Group, Slone-Melhuish Insurance, Weinberg Financial Group, and Wright, Wright and Hampton Attorneys.BPU General Manager David L. Leathers thanked the sponsors as well as those people in the community who donated.“We appreciate so much the continued, noteworthy support of our major sponsors to the BPU fund drive,” Leathers said. “Our annual campaigns are one way in which we can assist our local residents and customers. We are pleased that we surpassed the $18,000 level, thanks to these incredible people and companies as well as to members of the public who mailed in checks to help us this year.”BPU Communications Coordinator Becky Robbins, who organizes the drive, said “Although we were unable to conduct a regular campaign due to Coronavirus restrictions, we feel more than fortunate that we were able to provide a little more than $18,000 to St. Susan Center. Thanks to all contributors who made that happen.”The bulk of this year’s gifts came from the major sponsors, according to Robbins, but redeemable soda cans and bottles brought in nearly $1,000 and a coin canister in one local restaurant totaled $970. 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)last_img read more

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1 Jan
2021

BROC Launches Website

first_imgBROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is very excited to announcethe recent launching of its website www.broc.org(link is external). When you visit www.broc.org(link is external) you can learn about our many programs and services for individuals and families with low-income, donation and volunteer opportunities, and much more.Visit us on the web. You may discover something you didn’t know BROC does! For general information or to request a presentation about BROC, please contact Pamela A. Shambo at (802) 775-0878 or 1-800-717-2762.last_img

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31 Dec
2020

Indiana NAACP pushing NIPSCO for earlier closure of Michigan City coal plant

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Energy News Network:A northwest Indiana utility made headlines in September when it announced it will retire its last coal plant within a decade. That is not soon enough for the predominately African American community that bears the brunt of the plant’s pollution burden.NIPSCO’s new timeline for coal retirements has been widely celebrated by environmental groups both in and outside the state. Meanwhile, Indiana NAACP leaders continue to press the utility and regulators to act with greater urgency. “Those most impacted should not have to wait another decade for clean air,” said La’Tonya Troutman, environmental chair for the NAACP chapter in Michigan City, where NIPSCO plans to continue operating its coal plant through 2028.NIPSCO surprised many with its announcement that it would speed up coal plant retirements by about a decade and replace the generation with solar, wind and storage instead of a new natural gas plant. The utility retired its Bailly Generating Station in 2018 and now plans to close its R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield by 2023 and the Michigan City plant five years after that.State and local NAACP chapters say it is unacceptable for NIPSCO to leave Michigan City — the plant with the most African Americans living in its shadow — running for years beyond the rest of the utility’s coal fleet. They are calling on the utility to retire the plant by 2025. But that would pose an unacceptable risk to its reliability, according to NIPSCO planning documents. NIPSCO says keeping the Michigan City plant open until 2028 will buttress the energy delivery system while the utility upgrades its grid and secures new wind and solar generation. The plant already has the costly emissions control upgrades that would be necessary to keep R.M. Schahfer open for longer instead.In a previous round of long-term planning that ended in 2016, NIPSCO determined it would close both units of its coal-fired Bailly plant in 2018 (which it did) and two of five R.M. Schahfer units by 2023. The rest of Schahfer and the Michigan City plant would keep running as late as 2037 or beyond. NIPSCO’s new plan would close the Michigan City plant by around a decade earlier than previously planned. Its analysis also showed that an even earlier retirement would save customers more money still, but it says more time is needed to expand transmission and secure new generation, which is underway. The utility recently announced agreements for 800 megawatts of new wind capacity that will be online by 2020.“From a pure economic standpoint, the lowest-cost option for customers pointed toward retiring all remaining coal immediately,” said NIPSCO spokesman Nick Meyer. “However, we must ensure the reliability of our system for customers and there are steps that need to occur prior to the coal retirements.”More: Indiana NAACP leaders say coal plant timeline is unacceptable for residents Indiana NAACP pushing NIPSCO for earlier closure of Michigan City coal plantlast_img read more

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16 Dec
2020

Hempstead Village Cop Accused of Groping Woman

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hempstead village police officer was arrested for allegedly groping a woman’s chest in front of her young children four months ago, Nassau County prosecutors said.Louis AcilaLouis Arcila pleaded not guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to charges of official misconduct, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.“The defendant allegedly followed a woman into a car and sexually assaulted her in front of her two children, while wearing his police shield in plain view,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 49-year-old Roslyn Heights man was off-duty but had his police shield clipped to his waist when he followed the victim to her parked car leaned over, and grabbed at the victim’s right breast at 10:30 p.m. June 28.When the victim pushed his hand away, he moved his hand to the victim’s inner thigh and then moved his hand back up to the victim’s breast a second time, authorities said. Her three-year old daughter and 10-year old son were in the car at the time. The woman’s adult nephew also witnessed the attack, which occurred outside El Rancho Catracho restaurant, according to investigators.The Hempstead Village Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents the department’s officers, released a statement denying the allegations and questioning the timing of the grand jury’s indictment.“We are confident that the officer will be vindicated once all of the facts are presented in court,” the union said in its statement. “We also would like to note that the timing of this indictment is troubling, since it comes just a few days before” Election Day.Judge Terrence Murphy released the officer without bail. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. He is due back in court Nov. 13.last_img read more

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