Non-stormtime injection of energetic particles into the slot-region between Earth’s inner and outer electron radiation belts as observed by STSAT-1 and NOAA-POES

first_imgThe slot-region between Earth’s inner and outer electron radiation belts was observed on 24 February 2004 by the satellite STSAT-1 to be populated by quasi-trapped electrons of energy 100-400 keV. This injection lasted for several hours and took place during a non-stormtime substorm. This appears to be the first observation of a slot-region electron injection that did not occur during a geomagnetic storm. We also report multi-instrument observations of this event from NOAA-POES and CPMN magnetic observatories, and we consider physical mechanisms that may account for the phenomenon. Citation: Park, J., et al. (2010), Non-stormtime injection of energetic particles into the slot-region between Earth’s inner and outer electron radiation belts as observed by STSAT-1 and NOAA-POESlast_img read more

Smurthwaite Promoted To Director of Development at Utah State

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Friday, Utah State assistant vice president and deputy athletics director for external affairs Coleman Barnes announced the promotion of KC Smurthwaite to the director of development for Aggies Unlimited.Prior to his promotion, Smurthwaite spent the two previous years as a major gifts officer. In his new role, Smurthwaite will oversee the day-to-day operations of the athletics’ development office.This includes annual giving, stewardship and special events while also serving on the External Leadership Team.Prior to this position at Utah State, Smurthwaite spent two seasons as an assistant with the USU softball team.He worked directly with the outfielders while also assisting with recruiting.He came to Utah State in 2014 and served as the softball team’s manager and assistant in the athletics’ compliance office.As a team manager, Smurthwaite helped by throwing batting practice, helping to organize team travel, assisting in day-to-day duties and working with the infielders and slappers.The Meridian, Idaho native has also served as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator at USU-Eastern Utah of Price.He originally signed with the Eagles as a baseball player. However, injuries cut his playing career short and he began to fill a variety of athletic administrative roles at USU-Eastern.He is a 2013 graduate of Southern Utah University in 2013, earning a bachelor’s in communication studies and later earned a master’s degree from Utah State in physical and sport education in 2015. Brad James Tags: Aggies Unlimited/Coleman Barnes/KC Smurthwaite/Southern Utah University/USU-Eastern Utah Baseball/Utah State Softball Written by July 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Smurthwaite Promoted To Director of Development at Utah Statelast_img read more

Jokic has 47 points, Nuggets end Jazz winning streak at 11

first_img Tags: Denver Nuggets/NBA/Nikola Jokic/Utah Jazz Associated Press Written by January 31, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jokic has 47 points, Nuggets end Jazz winning streak at 11 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic matched his career high with 47 points and the fast-starting Denver Nuggets beat Utah 128-117 on Sunday to end the Jazz’s winning streak at 11.Jokic was 17 for 26 from the field, hit all four of his 3-point attempts, made 9 of 10 free throws and had 12 rebounds and five assists. He scored 33 points in the first half.Will Barton added 18 points, and Jamal Murray had 16 to help the Nuggets win for the sixth time in seven games.Utah lost for the first time since Jan. 6 at New York.Bojan Bogdanovic led the Jazz with 29 points, and Donovan Mitchell had 13 in 31 minutes after missing two games while in concussion protocol.last_img read more

Oil Search gets positive results from well tests in Alaska

first_imgOil Search said that the oil discoveries along with the Mitquq 1 ST1 and Stirrup well tests have given it valuable information about the geology and well productivity of the Nanushuk play Australia’s Oil Search completes well tests in Alaska. (Credit: skeeze from Pixabay) Australia-based Oil Search could get positive results from the testing of the Nanushuk reservoirs which were intersected in the Mitquq 1 ST1 and the Stirrup 1 wells in Alaska, US.The company said the two wells were drilled, logged, cored, and flow tested. Included in the flow tests were a clean-up, flow period and a pressure build-up before the final flow test to evaluate well deliverability.The Mitquq 1 ST1 sidetrack well assessed the Mitquq 1 oil discovery, located 9km east of the proposed central processing facility of the Pikka Unit Development. The Mitquq 1 well intersected a net pay zone of 172ft with a gas cap of 29ft, said the company.As per the company, the well flowed at a stabilised rate of 1,730 barrels of oil per day (bopd) from a single stimulated zone.The Stirrup 1 exploration well, on the other hand, is located nearly 12km west of the 2017 Horseshoe discovery well, and 35km southwest of the proposed Pikka Unit development infrastructure. The exploration well intersected an oil column having net pay of 75ft.Oil Search said that upon testing, the well flowed at a stabilised rate of 3,520 bopd from a single stimulated zone.According to the company, the two Mitquq and Stirrup 1 oil discoveries along with the Mitquq 1 ST1 and Stirrup well tests have given it valuable information about the geology and well productivity of the Nanushuk play in the areas located to the east and south west of the Pikka Unit.Additionally, the discoveries underpin the potential for material resource growth across its leases, said the Australian oil and gas company.Having completed the testing at the two well locations, the company’s crews are demobilising and are not likely to return there until mid-April.The company said that further appraisal will be needed with the new discoveries likely to represent low cost tie-back options to the Pikka Unit Development. Furthermore, the discoveries are said to have the potential to generate considerable long-term value for Oil Search’s shareholders.Owing to the prevailing market conditions, the company had recently announced that the final investment decision date for the Pikka Unit Development has been delayed.Oil Search management comments on the results of the well testsOil Search managing director Keiran Wulff said: “We are very encouraged by the success of our 2019/20 Alaskan exploration programme, with oil discovered in all three penetrations, at Mitquq 1, Mitquq 1 ST1 and Stirrup, and excellent flow rates achieved in the two well tests.“We also discovered high quality oil in a deeper reservoir at Mitquq which was not tested. We now have a strong understanding of the geology and potential productivity of the prolific Nanushuk play that underlies our portfolio of leases on the North Slope, which could add substantial resource and value to the Pikka Unit Development.”last_img read more

allAgents reinstates ‘majority’ of negative Purplebricks reviews after negotiations break down

first_imgReviews website allAgents has reinstated Purplebricks’ reviews on its site including “the majority” of the negative ones and half of the questionable ‘five-star’ postings that sparked a two-month spat between the two organisations.allAgents says it has not reposted half of the ‘five star’ reviews after the people who originally wrote them failed to respond to checks by the reviews website’s team, and that it will in future only be accepting reviews from vendors who have sold their homes via Purplebricks or “withdrawn from the agreement with Purplebricks”.“We will continue not to allow duplicate postings by the same client for the same transaction. This will give a more complete picture of Purplebricks’ service, as customers may feel very different at the end of the process, than they do at the pre-sales stage,” says allAgents’ Martin McKenzie.This would appear to end the three-month long dispute between Purplebricks and allAgents, which saw the hybrid agent threaten legal action over 26 negative reviews posted on the agent reviews site.Negative reviewsPurplebricks claimed the negative reviews were fake and, after allAgents investigated each one, only three could not be verified as real. A further five were also taken down by allAgents for other reasons, leaving 18 reinstated.In response to the legal threat, allAgents replaced the Purplebricks landing page on its site with a call for funds to raise £50,000 on a crowdfunding site to pay for the legal cost of fighting the agency, a sum that it nearly succeeded in reaching.“We stand behind the reviews, which have been proven to have been written in good faith,” says Martin McKenzie (pictured, left)“The ‘Fakegate’ has been shown to be just what it always was – the bully-boy tactics of a company unwilling to deal with the concerns of genuine customers.“Our re-instatement of Purplebricks’ review profile and the disputed reviews has shown how solid our process is, and we sincerely hope Purplebricks will accept this and not threaten further legal action.“We were unable to verify just three of the reviews, not surprising as some of them were two years old and three genuine reviewers have asked for their post to be taken down.“A number of reviewers were very angry at having their authenticity questioned and we have decided to add their additional comments to the site.”Purplebricks Martin McKenzie negative reviews AllAgents December 13, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » allAgents reinstates ‘majority’ of negative Purplebricks reviews after negotiations break down previous nextMarketingallAgents reinstates ‘majority’ of negative Purplebricks reviews after negotiations break downDozens of lawyers, a post bag bulging with legal correspondence and three months of accusations flying across the table have hinged on just three negative reviews on allAgents about Purplebricks, it is revealed.Nigel Lewis13th December 201701,598 Viewslast_img read more

Australian Navy Removes Suspect Object

first_img June 20, 2014 A team of Australian Defence Force personnel was sent to the Pacific island nation following the discovery of the suspect object beneath a sunken vessel that was being salvaged by commercial operators.Six Royal Australian Navy clearance divers and a support team flew to the island nation last week on a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft following a request for assistance from the Kiribati Government.Clearance Diving Team Leader, Chief Petty Officer Shaun Elliott, said murky waters and the substantial sea-growth on the object hindered positive identification.“The best thing we could do was to dispose of the object,” Chief Petty Officer Elliott said.“Tarawa was the site of an intense World War II battle where thousands of military personnel were killed or wounded.“So the chance of finding unexploded ordnance is a very real possibility.“There is no sense in leaving any doubt within the community, so we safely destroyed the object with a small explosive charge.“This way the object can never cause any harm or be misidentified by people in the future.”The disposal activity was conducted as part of Operation RENDER SAFE – the Australian Defence Force’s enduring commitment to the removal of explosive remnants of war which continue to pose a potential danger to communities across the Pacific.[mappress]Press Release, June 20, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Object View post tag: Suspect Authorities Royal Australian Navy clearance divers have successfully disposed of a suspect object in Betio Lagoon off South Tarawa, in the Republic of Kiribati. View post tag: Removes View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Asia-Pacific Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy Removes Suspect Object Australian Navy Removes Suspect Object View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Covers Prince For ‘After Midnight’ Set At Peach Music Festival [Setlist/Videos]

first_imgDespite some natural set-backs, Umphrey’s McGee still delivered a two-hour, rocking “After Midnight” set to the Peach Music Festival — starting around 12:45am due to rain. The night was strong, starting with reliable introductory track “Le Blitz” and swiftly transitioning into “Educated Guess”. The band showed off their impressive improvisational skills with a huge “Bridgeless” sandwich, with a thumping “Wappy Sprayberry” breaking the trusted classic into two parts. Similar Skin‘s 2014 hit “Puppet String” was the theme for the night, making a strong introduction mid-set, with a stellar, improvisational segue into “Hajimemashite”. Things turned Purple when they brought out Prince‘s “Controversy”, a song they’ve played only twice, the last time being at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas in May of 2016, into progressive rocker “Den”.The night closed “In The Kitchen” with a “Glory”-ous end of “Puppet String”, after two hours of pure rock awesomeness. This was surely a night to go down in the books. Thanks to these Instagram users, we can enjoy some snippets of the fun below: Umphrey’s McGee @ The Peach Music Festival 8/13/16:Set: Le Blitz > Educated Guess, Bridgeless (JO) > Wappy Sprayberry > Bridgeless, Attachments, Puppet String (JO) > Hajimemashite, Controversy (JO) > Den, Conduit, 1348E: In The Kitchen, Glory > Puppet String End[Setlist via @umphreysmcgee]last_img read more

Chilean Navy Opens Military Service to Women

first_imgBy Felipe Lagos/Diálogo April 30, 2018 For the first time in the history of the Chilean Navy, women joined its voluntary military service. In early April, the Navy welcomed the women who will be part of the institution’s first female class. More than 500 women participated in the selection process, of which 30 made it to the military service. A total of 359 young men and women officially joined the Navy on April 6th, at the Naval Recruit Training Center (CENIR, in Spanish), located on Quiriquina Island in the Bay of Concepción. “Having them perform their military service in our ranks is a major event for the Chilean Navy, a milestone in the integration process of women as equals with their male counterparts,” said Navy Captain Fernando Borcoski Pinto, commandant of the Navy Noncommissioned Officers Academy, to which CENIR belongs. “This way, more service options open up for women in the naval and maritime fields, which will allow them to perform important functions in various units and divisions,” he told Diálogo. The 22-month-long military service will be performed under ordinary conscription and will begin with a four-month basic training stage at CENIR. The second professional development stage will be carried out at various naval installations throughout Chile. All 30 women will receive the same theoretical instruction, basic physical and vocational training as men. Upon completion of the conscription period, they may apply to the Navy Noncommissioned Officers Academy, the Naval Academy, or the professional troops (the last of which begins in 2019). “When I saw that the Navy had opened up candidatures for women in the military service, I applied because not only is the Navy a fine institution, it’s not an opportunity that presents itself often,” recruit Javiera Pereira told Diálogo. “I am proud to end up in the first class.” Needed modifications The selection criteria were similar to those applied to men, such as Chilean nationality, marital status, age (17 to 24), health requirements, and criminal background. To facilitate the entrance of women into military service, the institution initially made 30 spots available. “I hope that, as happened in other branches of the Armed Forces, more spots will be opened soon for women to join the military service,” said Chilean Army Brigadier General Jorge Morales Fernández, general director of National Mobilization. To admit women, the institution modified its facilities, internal rules, and instructor training. CENIR, which quarters and instructs conscripts, opened a new building to house its first female contingent. The building has dormitories for 34 people, laundry facilities, showers, and bathrooms. “Given that it lacked the proper infrastructure, the institution had to carry out a construction project dedicated to housing female personnel,” Capt. Borcoski said. “Additionally, it was necessary to modify CENIR internal regulations, adapting all its procedures for the incorporation and participation of women. It was also necessary to train instructors for the new mixed contingent.” Gradual integration Women’s incorporation into naval military service is in line with a cultural change in the country and follows the policy of integration and equality the government put forth for the Armed Forces. However, the decision marked a milestone for the naval institution, which was the last of the three branches of the Armed Forces to take this step. The Army began voluntary female military service in 1979 for auxiliary health services and administrative positions. Conscription was suspended in 1988 and reinstated in 2001. The Air Force (FACh, in Spanish) has a similar history, accepting women into military service in 1981 for a 10-year period. As of 2017, women can apply for military service within FACh once again. “In recent years, the Chilean Navy focused its efforts on the full integration of women into naval careers,” Capt. Borcoski said. “Women have carried out various activities in the institution for nearly a century, gradually joining the service ranks of officers and sailors. By those means, and as part of the gradual process of inclusion and non-discrimination against women, ingress to military service became a reality in April 2018.” For recruit Francisca Muñoz Aceitón, the opportunity will allow her to follow family members’ footsteps. She looks forward to the training and discipline characteristic of the Navy. “What stands out to me about the Navy is its conviction, discipline, and the fact that they give all for their country,” Muñoz concluded. “I see them as very brave people and would like to be one of them.”last_img read more