The longitudinal dependence of whistler and chorus characteristics observed on the ground nearL= 4

first_imgWhistler activity at L ≃ 4 is known to be a function of longitude, peaking in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica; a combination of source and propagation factors, the latter possibly partly associated with the South Atlantic geomagnetic anomaly, is believed to be responsible. There is evidence, for example from satellite surveys, that chorus and hiss activity may also be longitude dependent. To investigate this further, we have compared VLF data from four L ≃ 4 Antarctic stations from a 2‐day period in June 1982. Siple, Halley, and Sanae form a closely spaced (∼20°–0° geomagnetic longitude) triplet, while Kerguelen is ∼120° (geomagnetic) to the east, on the opposite side of the anomaly. To a large extent there was a repeatable diurnal variation in activity at all stations on the two days. Events observed at Siple tended to be similar to those observed ∼9 hours earlier (the same MLT) at Kerguelen on the same day. There was a very marked drop‐off in both whistler and VLF emission activity between Siple and Halley on the one hand and Sanae on the other. The reason for this is not clear; it may be either a source effect such as the lower occurrence of lightning over eastern North America compared to the adjacent Atlantic Ocean, or else a wave‐particle interaction effect whereby the conditions for wave growth or amplification are more favorable, or substorm particle injections penetrate the magnetosphere more deeply, at the longitude of Siple than further east. Comparison of the spectral forms of whistler mode activity at neighboring stations suggests that wave generation occurs simultaneously over relatively wide longitude (or local time) sectors (≳30° or 2 hours). Individual interaction regions are smaller than this, ≲5° in longitude, comparable with the previously inferred sizes of whistler ducts. Data sets with longer time coverage and better spatial resolution are required to answer some of the problems raised by this limited study.last_img read more

The Netherlands: Van der Vlist Provides Handling and Storing Services for Smit Salvage

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Vlist View post tag: Salvage The Netherlands: Van der Vlist Provides Handling and Storing Services for Smit Salvage View post tag: provides View post tag: der Back to overview,Home naval-today The Netherlands: Van der Vlist Provides Handling and Storing Services for Smit Salvage November 15, 2012 Van der Vlist are currently handling and storing a variety of equipment for Smit Salvage, part of the Boskalis Group. Van der Vlist have most recently transported and placed into storage the sawing system that was used to dismantle the Russian nuclear submarine “Kursk” during the 2001 salvage operation.Smit, who are involved in harbour towage, marine projects, heavy lift and subsea activities call on Van der Vlist for storage of a variety of diving and salvage systems.Using the Van der Vlist Terminal at Moerdijk, Van der Vlist are able to offer a secure and central location that makes an ideal storage and distribution hub for Smit Project requirements.The Moerdijk Terminal is fully fenced and continuously alarmed and monitored. With road, rail, sea and inland waterway connections, Moerdijk offers access to the full Smit fleet of coastal, ocean and river tugs and barges as well as possibilities for deep sea vessels. These can then connect with Van der Vlist Special and Heavy Transport equipment or rail link options. Van der Vlist are then able to mobilise the Smit equipment to worldwide locations at short notice.[mappress]Naval Today Staff,November 15, 2012; Image: Van der Vilst View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Van View post tag: services View post tag: handling View post tag: Smit Equipment & technology View post tag: Storing View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Australia Sets Up Crisis-Response Systems

first_img Authorities Australia Sets Up Crisis-Response Systems View post tag: Royal Australian Navy September 25, 2015 View post tag: HMAS Canberra Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia Sets Up Crisis-Response Systems Share this article View post tag: DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is working with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to prepare for overseas crises.Through Exercise Sea Raider, the ADF is certifying its new Amphibious Assault Ship, HMAS Canberra, to conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and civilian evacuation operations.DFAT has prepositioned humanitarian supplies on HMAS Canberra and will deploy crisis specialists to the exercise. While there they will conduct a mock delivery of humanitarian relief supplies to a fictional regional country. They will also practice delivery of consular services in a crisis situation.DFAT and the ADF work closely together in overseas emergencies, such as the recent earthquake in Nepal and Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. By conducting joint exercises Australia hopes to ensure that DFAT and ADF systems work smoothly together in a crisis.[mappress mapid=”17008″]Image: Australian Department of Defencelast_img read more

UK economy grows 0.7% in Q4

first_imgThe UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final quarter of the year, according to the latest results.Published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the 0.7% increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) resulted in an annual growth rate 1.9% in 2013.The ONS said the largest contributor to the increase came from the services sector, which rose by 0.8% in Q3 2013.In the latest quarter there was widespread growth, with increases in three of the four main aggregates. Output increased by 0.5% in agriculture, 0.7% in production, 0.8% in services and decreased 0.3% in construction. GDP was 2.8% higher in Q4 2013, compared with the same quarter a year ago. GDP is estimated to have increased by 1.9% between 2012 and 2013. It added that there was an upwards contribution from the production sector, which grew by 0.7%, with manufacturing increasing by 0.9%.last_img read more

Jay Selectboard approves proposed $5.28 million budget

first_imgJAY – On Monday night the Jay Selectboard and budget committee approved the proposed budget.The Public Works Department’s requested budget was passed unanimously. It saw an increase of $25,240 for a total of $1,674,930.The board and budget committee both approved of the debt service’s requested budget of $203,885 which is a $36,115 decrease from last year.The Sewer Department’s proposed budget also saw a significant decrease of $46075 for a total of $491,925.The Police Department’s proposed budget went from $793,900 to $801,650. The proposed budget includes the reserve officer raise that the board approved in January.The only disagreement of the night between the budget committee and the board came about over the requested $750 donation to the Jay Historical Society. The board approved of the request which was up $250 from last year and the budget committee voted against it.On the ballot it will show that the board and budget committee disagreed upon this donation.At the end of the list of proposed donations, board member Gary McGrane proposed a donation of $10,352 to the Franklin County Development Council. McGrane cited other towns as having done the same thing and thought it would be a good investment for the town of Jay.Board Chair Terry Bergeron disagreed with McGrane. Bergeron doesn’t think that it is in the best interest of the town and believed it to be a county responsibility not a town one.Neither of the board members in attendance seconded McGrane’s motion for the donation.The Town Government budget request saw a slight increase of $8660 going from $494,540 to $503,200.The total proposed budget is $5,287,674.On March 8 there will be a public hearing on the budget at the Spruce Mountain Elementary School Gymnasium and on March 26 ballots will become available.last_img read more

Watch moe. Play “Comfortably Numb” In Buffalo Hometown Opener

first_imgmoe. has been on a tear during their recent fall tour run, playing night after night of power-packed jam performances. Riding the wave of musical energy, moe. took to their hometown of Buffalo, NY, playing the first of two sold-out shows at the Town Ballroom in style.Recently, moe. performed a full set tribute to Pink Floyd at the Peach Festival (listen here), and has since been working their songs into setlists throughout this fall tour. We’ve seen renditions of “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” and “Fearless” thus far, but last night’s version of “Comfortably Numb” might take the cake. Chuck Garvey plays his heart out during the guitar solo, recreating the David Gilmour melody with a tenacity.Fortunately there’s full fan-shot video of the cover for us to enjoy. Check it out below, courtesy of Nathan Wiseman.Of course, “Comfortably Numb” was only one of many, many highlights from the whole show. It was one of only two covers last night, as moe. focused on their originals and the improvisation within them. With big versions of “Buster” and “meat.,” not to mention the encore of Frank Zappa’s “Cosmik Debris,” this night was loaded with high-energy grooves from moe.Check out the band’s full setlist, below.Setlist: moe. at Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY – 10/1/16I: Rainshine, Jazz Wank > Buster > Lazarus > George > Comfortably Numb > BusterII: Lost Along The Way, Blond Hair And Blue Eyes, meat. > Akimbo > Silver Sun > Seat Of My Pants > Meat.Encore: Cosmik Debris[Photo via Tara Gracer Photography from Chicago, IL]last_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Announces Intimate Storytellers Show In NYC

first_imgToday, Umphrey’s McGee announced that they’d be performing an intimate show at New York City’s The Cutting Room on January 18th, 2018. Backstory: An evening of conversation and music with Umphrey’s McGee, is a Storytellers-style performance presented by BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine. The unique show will find the group preview their upcoming album, it’s not us, which is due out on January 12th. Attendees will also get the chance to witness a long-form interview hosted by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul as well as participate in an audience question-and-answer.Tickets for this intimate performance go on sale at 2:00 PM EST at this link. If you hope to attend, be ready right at 2:00, as the venue only holds 240 people for seated events! Learn more information about BackStory: An evening of conversation and music with Umphrey’s McGee here.[Photo: Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

The Disco Biscuits Announce Free Webcasts For 3-Night Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Run [Watch]

first_imgYou can watch The Disco Biscuits’ webcasts from Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas below as they air:The Disco Biscuits – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Webcast – Thurs, 11/1/18[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The Disco Biscuits – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Webcast – Fri, 11/2/18[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The Disco Biscuits – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Webcast – Sat, 11/3/18[Video: The Disco Biscuits]The November performances will mark the band’s first shows in Las Vegas since October 2016, when they similarly stacked their schedule with Phish’s MGM run. You can watch pro-shot footage of the band’s 20+ minute “Helicopters” jam from their last trip to Las Vegas below:The Disco Biscuits – “Helicopters” – 10/28/16[Video: The Disco Biscuits]For more information about the Biscuits’ upcoming Las Vegas run, or to check out a full list of the band’s upcoming shows, head to their here. Next week, The Disco Biscuits will return to Sin City for three late-night performances at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas set to take place on Thursday, November 1st, Friday, November 2nd, and Saturday, November 3rd. The late-night shows coincide with Phish‘s Halloween run down the Strip at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, once again creating a time-tested after-hours live music opportunity for fans in town for All Hallows Eve.If you’re not heading to Vegas next week, you’re surely feeling a bit of FOMO. Luckily, today, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has announced that they will offer free webcasts of all three of the band’s upcoming Vegas shows via the band’s official YouTube page. Each night’s respective webcast begins at roughly midnight Pacific Time.last_img read more

Ben Platt to Lead B’way Transfer of Dear Evan Hansen

first_img Next year’s Tony race just heated up! As widely expected, Ben Platt will reprise his Obie-winning performance in the title role in the previously reported Broadway transfer of Dear Evan Hansen. Directed by Michael Greif, the buzzy new musical is set to begin previews in November and officially open on December 4 at the Belasco Theatre.With a book by Steven Levenson and score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen had its world premiere at Arena Stage, Washington D.C., last year and recently concluded its New York debut at off-Broadway’s Second Stage.The Book of Mormon and Pitch Perfect alum Platt, who led the world and New York premieres of the musical, will be joined by his Second Stage co-stars Laura Dreyfuss (Once) as Zoe, Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin) as Heidi, Tony nominee Jennifer Laura Thompson (Urinetown) as Cynthia, Mike Faist (Newsies The Musical) as Connor, Will Roland (Broadway debut) as Jared and Kristolyn Lloyd (Broadway debut) as Alana. Emmy winner Michael Park (As the World Turns), who originated the role of Larry Murphy at Arena Stage, returns for the Broadway production, replacing John Dossett.The show follows outsider Evan Hansen, who feels invisible to his peers, his crush and his own mother. A letter he writes leads to an incident with a classmate, a series of lies and an entire community movement that catapults Evan into the spotlight. As the momentum builds and stakes rise, he struggles to hold onto his secret without jeopardizing his relationship with the ones he holds close.The production will feature choreography by Danny Mefford, scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, costume design by Emily Rebholz and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire, with musical direction by Ben Cohn. View Comments Related Shows Star Files Ben Platt in ‘Dear Evan Hansen'(Photo: Matthew Murphy)center_img from $89.00 Dear Evan Hansen Ben Plattlast_img read more

Keurig brews up deal with Mr Coffee

first_imgJarden Consumer Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), and Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), today announced a new agreement to jointly develop Mr. Coffee single-cup coffeemakers. These will feature Keurig s branded, patented single-cup brewing technology for the more than 200 varieties of gourmet coffees, teas and hot cocoa packaged in Keurig s patented K-Cup portion packs.Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) intends to commercialize the new coffeemakers in the U.S. and Canada under the Mr. Coffee® brand featuring Keurig®-branded brewing technology to be sold to JCS s retail customers alongside its other products.Alejandro Pena, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Global Appliances for Jarden Consumer Solutions, stated, We are very excited about the opportunity to team up with Keurig. As the leader in at-home coffee brewing, the Mr. Coffee brand is able to make the Keurig single-cup brewing technology available to more consumers. This agreement represents an important step in creating another solution for our many consumers while satisfying their needs and broadening the Mr. Coffee portfolio of products. For Keurig, the opportunity to add the Mr. Coffee brand to the growing brands using Keurig single-cup technology is further proof for us that this technology is truly becoming mainstream, said John Whoriskey, Vice President and General Manager of the At Home Division of Keurig, Incorporated. Keurig technology is revolutionizing the way coffee is made at home and we will continue to find ways to expand our reach and breadth so that many more consumers can enjoy the benefits of Keurig single-cup brewing.Other terms and conditions of the development agreement were not disclosed.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) and KeurigAs a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee® and Newman s Own® Organics coffee. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee and Tully s Coffee. Keurig’s proprietary brewing system combines a pressurized hot water brewer with multiple varieties of K-Cup portion packs, which feature a patented design that preserves the freshness of gourmet coffee and tea. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external) and www.Keurig.com(link is external) for more information.About Jarden Consumer SolutionsJarden Consumer Solutions (JCS), a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), is a leading consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of consumer products under world-class brands such as Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam® and VillaWare®. JCS is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, and employs more than 10,000 people in 15 countries. More information about JCS can be found on the Web at www.jardencs.com(link is external).Forward-Looking Statements (NASDAQ: GMCR)Certain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact on sales and profitability of consumer sentiment in this difficult economic environment, the Company s success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, competition and other business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee and any other increases in costs including fuel, Keurig s ability to continue to grow and build profits with its roaster partners in the at home market, the Company s success in efficiently and effectively integrating Tully s wholesale operations and capacity into its Specialty Coffee business unit, weather and special or unusual events, as well as other risks described more fully in the Company s filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements reflect management s analysis as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases. Source: Keurig. BOCA RATON, Fla., & WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more