A large-scale ionospheric depletion by intense radio wave heating

first_imgA large (100 km N/S), stable, smoothly‐structured and significant depletion (15% in number density) of the daytime Tromsø F‐region was produced inadvertently during a Heater polarisation and beam‐forming procedure. We show that the depletion coincided with the passage of an atmospheric gravity wave of natural origin which served as a large‐scale ‘seed‘ depletion for the self‐focussing instabilitylast_img

Scoreboard roundup — 3/5/18

first_img Beau Lund March 4, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/5/18 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:  NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 113, Phoenix 112Indiana 98, Washington 95Toronto 103, Charlotte 98New Orleans 126, Dallas 109Milwaukee 118, Philadelphia 110Sacramento 102, N.Y. Knicks 99L.A. Clippers 123, Brooklyn 120NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENashville 4, Colorado 3; OT Florida 4, Philadelphia 1Anaheim 6, Chicago 3Vegas 3, New Jersey 2Minnesota 4, Detroit  1Winnipeg 3, Carolina 2Columbus 4, San Jose 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(15) Michigan 75, (8) Purdue 66(10) Cincinnati 62, (11) Wichita St. 61(22) Saint Mary’s (Cal) 69, Pepperdine 66(25) Houston 81, UConn 71Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oncologist – Clinical/Translational Investigator – Lung Cancer and Immuno-oncology

first_imgPursue the Research, Clinical, and Education Missions of theacademic medical center in the areas of Hematology, Oncology, andPalliative Care. Through bench research, clinical trials and therigorous study of prevention and control, our scientists pursue themany roles of medicine in treating, preventing and controlling theadverse effects of cancer. Our hallmark activity is translationalresearch, where our physicians and scientists work to bringlaboratory discoveries to the patient bedside as quickly and safelyas possible. Through our training programs, our faculty train thenext generation of scientists and physicians to further advancescience and practice. Position NumberF67120 Application Process/Additional Information Teaching• Trains medical students, residents and fellows in the lab andwhile in the clinic.• Expected to actively participate in providing clinical researchopportunities to fellows.Research• Develops clinical trial protocols and complies with allregulatory requirements.• Develops and initiates investigator-initiated trials.• Works collaboratively with laboratory-investigators to translatelaboratory findings into new treatments for cancer.• Writes and submits grant applications during the course of theacademic year.• Writes and publishes multiple manuscripts during the course of anacademic year.• Serves as an investigator on funded grants, NCCTN and ETCTNtrials.• Serves as a PI or Co-investigator on peer-reviewed grants and isresponsible for complying with all institution and sponsors termsand conditions for grant funding.• Ensures resources are utilized optimally for advancing theclinical research program.• Participates in Massey Cancer Center Core Grant and CTSAapplications and site visits as requested.• Participates and engages other members of the Massey CancerCenter and the Department of Internal Medicine in collaborativeresearch projects.• Serves in a leadership role in developing an immune-oncologyprogram and increasing novel treatment options for patients.• Stays up to date on the clinical trial menu offered through theMassey Cancer Center and educates patients on their options fortreatment on clinical trials.Clinical• Attends on the inpatient wards and consult service, and/or seespatients in the outpatient clinic with a focus on lung cancer andimmune-oncology.• Total clinical effort is ~50%. RankOpen Working TitleOncologist – Clinical/Translational Investigator – Lung Cancerand Immuno-oncology Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/102719 * Are you Board Certified or Board Eligible in medical oncologyor hematology?YesNo Number of Months12 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3Publications Grant funded position?No * Are you a seasoned cancer specialist who possesses nationaland/or international recognition in the clinical and researchdisciplines of cancer?YesNo School/UnitSchool of Medicine Date Posted01/14/2021 Required Qualifications Application Deadline Date • Board certified or eligible in medical oncology or hematology.Eligible for Virginia licensure.• Academic track record supporting the rank of Professor orAssociate Professor.• Seasoned cancer specialist who possesses national and/orinternational recognition in the clinical and research disciplinesof cancer.• Clear evidence of accomplishment/potential (e.g., publications)during medical school, residency, fellowship, and/or early academiccareer.• Experience in program building.• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as afaculty member at VCU . Position Responsibilities DepartmentInternal Medicine Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go tohttp://greatplace.vcu.edu. Type of SearchNational Interested candidates should apply online athttps://www.vcujobs.com/hr/sso.For additional information, please contact Dr. Khalid Matin –Interim Chair, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care| [email protected] a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, andfuture academic and professional activities have or will contributeto VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further thegoals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity thattangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research andscholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoringstudents, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff fromtraditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive andsuccessful organizational experience. Posted Salary Mission or Goal of Unit Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * Do you have an academic track record supporting the rank ofProfessor or Associate Professor?YesNo The VCU School of Medicine Division of Hematology, Oncology andPalliative Care and Massey Cancer Center are seeking a Clinical& Translational Investigator with a focus in lung cancer andimmuno-oncology to practice at our flagship and satellitelocations. This position will have a role in advancing the clinicalresearch mission and will be expected to work collaboratively withother members of the Massey Cancer Center.About the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and PalliativeCare:As part of the Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) School ofMedicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Caremembers contribute their expertise and experience to our patientcare, research and teaching missions. A collaborative environmentamong division faculty, and with other specialists from multipledisciplines, provides a comprehensive approach to patient care andphysician trainings. As part of VCU Massey Cancer Center, divisionmembers are also involved in developing the latest cancertreatments by conducting research and translating their discoveriesinto cutting-edge patent cares.About Massey Cancer Center:VCU Massey Cancer Center is one of only 68 National CancerInstitute-designated institutions in the country that leads andshapes America’s cancer research efforts. Working with all kinds ofcancers, Massey conducts basic science, translational and clinicalcancer research, provides state-of-the-art treatments and clinicaltrials, and promotes cancer prevention and education. Since 1974,Massey has served as an internationally recognized center ofexcellences. It offers one of the largest selections of cancerclinical trials in Virginia and serves patents at multiple sitesthroughout the states. Its 1,000-plus researchers, clinicians andstaff members are dedicated to improving the quality of human lifeby developing and delivering effective means to prevent, controland ultimately cure cancers. Open Until FilledYes Preferred Qualifications Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Proposed Hire Date07/01/2021 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligiblelast_img read more

Drop In on Art of Surfing Festival from Thursday to Saturday

first_imgThe Art of Surfing Festival 2014 will be held at the Ocean City Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk) from Thursday through Saturday (July 31 to Aug. 2).Hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.The annual event is a free, family event featuring original artwork from surfing’s biggest names, live music, and a chance to meet artists from across the country. Also features classic boards, memorabilia, free board appraisals and more. Some works are available for purchase.See more information on the Art of Surfing Festival 2014 Facebook event page. Aaron “Bogy” Bogushefsky is one of the featured artists at the Art of Surfing Festival 2014 on the Ocean City Music Pier from July 31 to Aug. 2.last_img

Mother Nature Put On Another Spectacular Sky Show Over Ocean City Last Night

At sunset a gorgeous blend of blues and oranges colored the palate of clouds blanketing the skies. As the sun dipped closer to the horizon, the blues morphed into a deep shade of purple and the cloud hues became even more vivid.A spectacular sunset of ever-changing colors proved to be the cherry on top of another unseasonably warm day. Just one more reminder of the natural beauty we are blessed with in America’s favorite family resort.As the spectacular array slowly faded to deep blue and a full moon rose over the Atlantic, observers sighed and wondered what would be in store at sunset in the coming days.

News story: Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

first_imgThe Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) Marine Licensing Team have worked with the European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) to develop a desk note to assist with marine licence applications.Trudi Wakelin MMO Director of Marine Licensing said: We worked closely with ESCA in developing this desk note to make sure that the content is of value to the cable industry and that the information contained in it gives a clear understanding of what applicants need to do to achieve licences. This demonstrates the benefits of working together to achieve the common goals of economic growth and environmental protection. The full desk note is available on the ESCA website. ESCA welcomes this publicly available desk note, which will ensure consistency for both applicant and regulator. This desk note provides an overview of the subsea cable sector, the relevant legislation, a description of the different types of cable, the main methods of cable installation, as well as the key impacts to be considered in a subsea cable application. Peter Jamieson, Chair of ESCA said:last_img read more

Dave Chappelle Announces 10-Show Radio City Residency With The Roots, Childish Gambino, Erykah Badu

first_imgComedian extraordinaire Dave Chappelle will return to New York City’s storied Radio City Music Hall for a 10-show residency this August accompanied by a host of incredible supporting acts including musicians like The Roots, Erykah Badu, and Childish Gambino, fellow comics like Chris Rock, Trevor Noah, Ali Wong, and more. The run will begin on August 1st (following an extended run in Atlanta, GA this month and performances at Colorado’s Bellco Theatre and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in July) and extend throughout most of the month.Chappelle is no stranger to Radio City Music Hall. In 2014, he stepped back into the spotlight after an extended hiatus with a 9-show run at the Rockefeller Center theater that featured guest spots from the Roots, Janelle Monae, and Nas. The comedian’s love for music is well-documented and frequently displayed: from his cult classic film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (2005), to his recent slate of “Controlled Danger” shows with John Mayer, to his affinity for late-night renditions of Radiohead hit “Creep.”Below is a full list of Chappelle’s upcoming Radio City Music Hall and the special guests for each respective performance below, via Ticketmaster:Dave Chappelle Radio City Music Hall Residency 20178/1/17 – Dave Chappelle & The Roots8/2/17 – Dave Chappelle & The Roots8/3/17 – Dave Chappelle & The Roots8/4/17 – Dave Chappelle & The Roots8/5/17 – Dave Chappelle & Chris Rock8/9/17 – Dave Chappelle & Erykah Badu8/15/17 – Dave Chappelle & Very Special Guest (TBA)8/18/17 – Dave Chappelle & Trevor Noah8/19/17 – Dave Chappelle & Childish Gambino8/24/17 – Dave Chappelle & Ali WongTicket pre-sale for the run begins tomorrow, June 13th, at 10:00 a.m. ET. You can head here for more information.last_img read more

Southern admissions

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaSouth Georgia students now have a closer-to-home gateway to the University of Georgia with the Jan. 31 opening of the new UGA Tifton, Ga., outreach office.The office, an extension of the UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions, will be housed in the Rural Development Center just off Interstate-75. But it’s more than just an office with walls, said UGA President Michael F. Adams.”This is also a symbolic function of UGA’s commitment to diversity, outreach and inclusion … to reconnect the university to the state,” he said. “We are not the University of Athens or Atlanta. We are the University of Georgia. We have a statewide mission as the state’s true flagship university.”The Tifton admissions office, “though small,” he said, is another step in achieving that goal. The new office gives students in south Georgia easier access to the university.But south Georgia students don’t have to go all the way to Athens, Ga., to get a four-year degree from UGA.The Tifton campus now offers a four-year degree in agriculture science, without having to go to Athens. The new Agriscience and Environmental Systems major will be offered through the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.There are plans to expand the UGA educational opportunities on the Tifton campus.”For this campus to be all it can be, we must add academic programs,” said David Bridges, assistant CAES dean and head of the Tifton campus. “Teaching is our main mission and students our most important resource.”The first students to seek four-year UGA degrees in Tifton will begin their classes in August.Pedro Arroyo will head the Tifton admissions office. He’s been hired to spread the word to south Georgia students in high schools and two-year colleges on UGA educational opportunities.Arroyo will represent UGA at college fairs and assist counselors and prospective students with the applications and scholarship processes. He’ll coordinate alumni functions in the area, too.”This (admissions office) will help us move forward in educating Georgia all around,” said John Hunt, a University System of Georgia regent and Tifton businessman.The Tifton outreach office is the second off-campus recruiting and admissions office UGA has established. The first opened in DeKalb County last year.last_img read more

Earthquake Energy: Now that’s alternative

first_imgDear EarthTalk: Can earthquake energy be harnessed for power, particularly in places like Japan? Also, how can Japan, so vulnerable to earthquakes, even have nuclear power?  –– Sasha M., AustraliaWhile it is no doubt theoretically possible to generate electricity by harnessing the kinetic energy of shifting tectonic plates below the Earth’s crust, pulling it off from a practical standpoint would be a real logistical challenge—not to mention prohibitively expensive compared to harnessing other forms of energy, renewable or otherwise.Big earthquakes throw off vast amounts of energy. According to Beth Buczynski of the CrispGreen website, researchers have calculated that the January 2010 magnitude 7.0 earthquake that killed upwards of 220,000 people in Haiti released as much energy as 31 of the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. And the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck northeast Japan in March 2011 unleashed the equivalent of more than 15,000 Hiroshima bombs. That’s a lot of energy indeed.“The total energy from an earthquake includes energy required to create new cracks in rock, energy dissipated as heat through friction, and energy elastically radiated through the earth,” reports the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program. “Of these, the only quantity that can be measured is that which is radiated through the earth.” Likewise, only this radiated energy—which is what shakes buildings and is recorded by seismographs—could be harnessed given the dedication of enough resources and the proper implementation of the right technologies.Just how to harness tectonic energy is the big question. One way would involve stringing quartz crystals, which can transfer electricity via piezoelectricity, underground along known fault lines. When tectonic plates shift, the crystals could transfer the energy they pick up to a grid-connected storage medium for later use. But this is hardly practical, for one because earthquakes rarely happen in a predictable manner let alone in the exact spots where energy harvesters would have set up their gear. Also, fault lines tend to run deep below the Earth’s surface, so laying down a network of quartz crystals would involve mining out shafts and connecting them underground on a scale way beyond what humans have done to the present.Regarding why Japan is so reliant on nuclear power despite the tectonic risks is a matter of economics. Lacking the rich oil, coal and other energy reserves of many other nations, Japan relies on nuclear power for some 30 percent of its electricity. Prior to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Japan was gearing up to boost its nuclear power reserves to account for half of its electricity needs by 2030. This increased reliance on nuclear power was set to play a big part in the country’s rollback of greenhouse gas emissions.Prior to the earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency had modeled a 54 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 levels by 2050, and a 90 percent reduction by 2100, with nuclear energy accounting for upwards of 60 percent of the country’s total energy mix. Now it looks like the country may scale back its nuclear expansion plans, which in the short term will only increase its reliance on fossil fuels which will in turn drastically limit Japan’s ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Of course, one would hope that turning away from nuclear expansion would spur the growth of alternatives such as wind power and other forms of renewable energy.CONTACTS: CrispGreen, www.crispgreen.com; U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program, www.earthquake.usgs.gov.last_img read more

All-encompassing advocacy

first_img continue reading » Regulatory relief for credit unions has been a top advocacy priority for CUNA for several years, but it can be easier said than done.While CUNA has seen several victories leading up to 2017, including privacy notice modernization and credit union parity regarding the Federal Home Loan Bank program, CUNA is always thinking big.To keep the big picture in mind, CUNA reorganized its advocacy staff and goals, evolving into a 360-degree approach designed to advance credit union priorities at all levels and from all directions, says Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer.“In creating a 360-degree advocacy approach, we wanted it to be all-encompassing, attacking credit union issues at all levels—legislative, regulatory, legal—whatever is needed,” he says. “This approach gives us the benefit to take advantage of regulatory relief opportunities as they come, but more importantly to create our own opportunities and engage on as many fronts as needed to produce credit union victories.” 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more