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On determining the noon polar cap boundary from SuperDARN HF radar backscatter characteristics

first_imgPrevious work has shown that ionospheric HF radar backscatter in the noon sector can be used to locate the footprint of the magnetospheric cusp particle precipitation. This has enabled the radar data to be used as a proxy for the location of the polar cap boundary, and hence measure the flow of plasma across it to derive the reconnection electric field in the ionosphere. This work used only single radar data sets with a field of view limited to ∼2 h of local time. In this case study using four of the SuperDARN radars, we examine the boundary determined over 6 h of magnetic local time around the noon sector and its relationship to the convection pattern. The variation with longitude of the latitude of the radar scatter with cusp characteristics shows a bay-like feature. It is shown that this feature is shaped by the variation with longitude of the poleward flow component of the ionospheric plasma and may be understood in terms of cusp ion time-of-flight effects. Using this interpretation, we derive the time-of-flight of the cusp ions and find that it is consistent with approximately 1 keV ions injected from a subsolar reconnection site. A method for deriving a more accurate estimate of the location of the open-closed field line boundary from HF radar data is described.last_img read more

NORTH BERGENBRIEFS

first_imgMembers of The North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue donated toys for ailing children at Hackensack UMC Palisades. From left to right: Captain Steven Hillis; Firefighter Rich Nichols; Firefighter Jorge Ponce; Zoraida Bautista, RN, clinical coordinator at HackensackUMC Palisades; Captain Joe Rovito as Santa Claus; Keri Bratcher, director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at HackensackUMC Palisades; Kim Kingsbury; Firefighter Carlos Hernandez; and Melines Genao, patient relations specialist at HackensackUMC Palisades. (See brief.) ×Members of The North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue donated toys for ailing children at Hackensack UMC Palisades. From left to right: Captain Steven Hillis; Firefighter Rich Nichols; Firefighter Jorge Ponce; Zoraida Bautista, RN, clinical coordinator at HackensackUMC Palisades; Captain Joe Rovito as Santa Claus; Keri Bratcher, director of physical medicine and rehabilitation at HackensackUMC Palisades; Kim Kingsbury; Firefighter Carlos Hernandez; and Melines Genao, patient relations specialist at HackensackUMC Palisades. (See brief.) “We’re very grateful for our relationship with the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue, along with the other first responders in our community,” said Eurice Rojas, vice president of internal affairs at Hackensack. “The thought of taking time to not only distribute, but to collect and come in person, to provide gifts for our children, is not only thoughtful, but it also demonstrates how they touch lives in so many different fashions.”North Bergen resident needs help with storage issuesLongtime North Bergen resident Lynn Earley was evicted from her apartment early last year because township officials discovered that it was being rented to her legally, something she didn’t know.She put much of her stuff in storage and eventually was able to find a place at a comparative price, but lost some of her belongings because she could not pay the monthly storage fees while she looked for a permanent place. She had been out of work due to a disability before that.She still has some of her belongings in storage, but is about to lose them on Jan. 17 because she is behind in the rent of the storage units. Thus, she has started a Gofundme page to help raise $1,200 to get them back in the nick of time. She is looking for someone to help her move her belongings to her new apartment, and also for the money to pay her debt and get the belongings out of storage.Can anyone help? She can be contacted at [email protected], and her Gofundme page is at https://www.gofundme.com/senior-evictedlosing-treasures.Driver says he found swastika at local warehouseA driver for a North Bergen warehouse said he found a disturbing sight at his job Thursday morning, Jan 5: a swastika and “WP” scrawled across a company trailer.“[I‘ve] lived in this state since birth,” said the man, who requested anonymity and declined to share his company’s name. “First time I ever saw a Nazi symbol outside [of] a textbook and the South.” Though he refused to give an exact address, he said the warehouse is located near Tonnelle Avenue.The man said the trailer was outside a gate, waiting for a driver to pick it up. He noticed the racist marking as he drove by to start his shift, although he initially mistook it as “common graffiti.”The swastika appeared to have been scrubbed somewhat in the past, but was still visible.After notifying his boss, the company sent the trailer to a new location for cleaning, the man said. When asked if the company had filed a police report, he mentioned that he did not know.North Bergen library to hold skills workshop throughout Jan.North Bergen residents looking to improve their job hunting skills are in luck. The North Bergen Library will host professional-skills workshops throughout Jan. They will include Computers 101, Public Speaking, Introduction to Microsoft Word, and Dress for Success. There is no residency requirement; all are welcome to attend. For more information, including dates and times for each workshop, visit http://www.nbpl.org/programs-events/, or call (201) 869-4715. You can also pickup a flyer at the library.Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner makes case in North BergenThe current front-runner in the upcoming New Jersey governor’s race made his first Hudson County appearance on Tuesday, Jan 10 in North Bergen. Democrat Phil Murphy, a former U.S. ambassador, took aim at President-elect Donald Trump, according to media outlets. About 200 came to Schuetzen Park for the event.Murphy has been critical of Trump’s hard line stance on immigration and threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Concerning his own plans for the Garden State, Murphy emphasized removing the pay gap between men and women, making college affordable, creating a public bank for New Jerseyans, and restarting the state’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and infrastructure economy.center_img North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue donates toys for children at North Bergen hospitalThe North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue recently delivered toys to young patients at Hackensack UMC Palisades. The patients, at the Pediatrics Unit and the Physical Therapy Department were “delighted to receive the donated toys, and to see Santa Claus,” according to a press release about the event.last_img read more

Ocean City Mother Goes Public About Son’s Overdose Death to Fight Drug Addiction

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiOften, the obituaries for young people will discreetly note that they died “suddenly” or “unexpectedly,” without specifying the cause of death.Tyler Onesty’s obituary also said that he passed away suddenly, but it went on to disclose that the 22-year-old Ocean City resident died “from a heroin overdose, after a hard battle with addiction.”His mother, Sally Onesty, wanted Tyler’s obituary to be a loving remembrance of his life. But she also wanted it to serve as a blunt warning to other families about the perils of drug addiction, in hopes that their children won’t die in the same way as her son, a well-known and popular 2012 graduate of Ocean City High School.“I think that many students and parents can relate to Tyler. I’m in the public, so they can relate to me, too,” said Onesty, 46, the owner of A Bella Salon & Spa in Ocean City.Inspired by her son’s death, Onesty and her family are committed to fighting drug addiction by publicly speaking about Tyler’s troubles. Tyler was found dead in an Atlantic City motel room on March 7, just days after he was kicked out of a local halfway house for refusing to take a drug test, Onesty said.The decision to go public began when the family chose to livestream Tyler’s memorial service on Facebook. Onesty described it as “a call to action” to focus attention on yet another tragic drug overdose in the local community.“I have been wanting to be very public about it,” she said. “I really wanted to make addiction public.”More than 2,000 people have viewed Tyler’s service online. In addition, about 3,000 people have taken to social media to share a post that Onesty wrote about her son on her personal Facebook page.Although Tyler’s death was heartbreaking for the family, Onesty finds some solace in knowing that her son spent his last few days calling and texting his friends to warn them about the dangers of drugs.The Onesty Family musters a smile in honor of Tyler. Holding Tyler’s picture is his father Marte Onesty, standing behind him to the right is Tyler’s mother Sally, to her left is their other son Zachary, and Amanda Stilts (Zach’s girlfriend).“I think it’s a testament to my son. Even in his addiction, he was still reaching out to others and trying to get them help, even though he wouldn’t get help himself,” she said.Before slipping into addiction, Tyler had a promising life. He was intensely bright and loved sports and music, his mother said. He began playing drums at just 3 years old. In school, his achievements included playing on a championship soccer team, writing an award-winning Earth Day poem and also winning a tri-state science fair.“He had a lot of accolades,” Onesty said. “He was also very giving. He always wanted to help somebody. He was always the kid who stood up for somebody else.“He was a smart kid. He was also very well-liked. You could see that at his funeral,” she continued, noting that the service was packed.Tyler ran into trouble in his senior year at Ocean City High School, when he was arrested for dealing a large amount of marijuana, his mother said. His downward spiral continued when he apparently began using the opioid painkillers OxyContin and Percocet at about 19 years old.Happier days with family and friends.A serious car accident in 2015 landed him in the hospital, where he was given the powerful painkiller morphine. Onesty believes the morphine was a gateway drug to Tyler’s heroin addiction.The family went through drug intervention in an effort to save Tyler. Starting in 2014 and continuing to 2016, his family placed him in drug rehabilitation centers in New Jersey, Florida and California. Still, Tyler couldn’t shake the addiction that would eventually kill him.In the aftermath of Tyler’s death, Onesty has teamed up with addiction expert Tonia Ahern, an advocacy field coordinator for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Ahern, of Upper Township, is also a recovery coach for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and an advocate for Parent-to-Parent, an organization that offers support and treatment for drug addicts and their families.Tonia Ahern, of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, is helping Sally Onesty, to fight the drug crisis.Ahern, noting the stigma of drug addiction, particularly when it involves heroin, stressed that many families are reluctant to confront the problem and seek treatment.“People do recover. It’s treatable,” said Ahern, who has a son in recovery. “The more people we treat, the more we can save.”Nationwide, an average of 144 people die each day of drug addiction, Ahern said. She described drug addiction as a growing problem in Cape May County, including the schools.“There’s not one school in this county that’s not affected,” she said.A poem that was given to the family from a friend.Last week, the Ocean City Board of Education approved a new policy to equip the school district with an opioid antidote to save overdose victims. Joseph S. Clark Jr., the school board president, said he wasn’t aware of any overdoses involving Ocean City students, but characterized the new antidote policy as a proactive approach toward the county’s drug problem.Onesty and Ahern called the antidote policy a good first step, but insisted that more needs to be done in the schools and within the community to fight addiction. They would like to see more community outreach, more drug treatment programs and a drug education program that would begin at the elementary school level.Overall, Cape May County has “really come together” to try to battle addiction, Ahern said. However, Ahern and Onesty want to create a communitywide coalition of schools, students, police departments, churches, hospitals and local government to address the drug crisis.Tyler – Please inspire us all to bring change.Onesty emphasized the importance of church involvement by noting that her own church, Fresh Start Church in Egg Harbor Township, has helped her family to cope with Tyler’s death. She also said that Fresh Start, where Tyler’s memorial service was held, is committed to community outreach to combat addiction.In the meantime, Onesty said she has been asked to speak in some of the schools about drug addiction. She and Ahern are planning to appear before the Ocean City Board of Education at its April meeting to discuss the new antidote policy and other ways to prevent overdose deaths.If you or a loved one are having challenges with addiction,  the following resource may be able to help you:Parent to Parent 856-983-3328City of Angels 609-910-4942CURE 609-465-6690 – help with treatment access, family and recovery support classes weeklyInterim Managing Contact Entity (IME) Hotline 844-276-2777 for state funding and Medicaid Tyler Onesty, a 2012 graduate of Ocean City High School, was only 22 when he died of a heroin overdose.last_img read more

Winter Storm Warning expanded to entire listening area, snow totals upgraded

first_img Pinterest Winter Storm Warning expanded to entire listening area, snow totals upgraded By Jon Zimney – February 15, 2021 0 561 WhatsApp Google+ Google+ (Photo supplied/National Weather Service) (Tom Coomes/ABC 57 Meteorologist) Heavy snow, with a rate of one-inch-per-hour or higher will begin around 6 p.m. and last through midnight.Most areas of Michiana will get around six inches of snow, with higher amounts likely south and east of South Bend.With a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the entire listening area, travel is not advised and will continue to be difficult Tuesday morning, even with snow ending before the morning rush. Blowing and drifting make keep some open roads more difficult.The bitter cold continues Tuesday, and we could make another attempt at an elusive subzero low early Wednesday morning. The pattern stays active this week, another round of snow is likely Thursday into Friday. The deep freeze comes to an end this weekend with a warm-up just above freezing. That could cause a sloppy Sunday with wet snow / wintry mix. Monday’s Winter Storm ❄️ UPDATE — Winter Storm Warning for ALL of Michiana. Heavy snow starts at 6:00 PM.https://t.co/81y0RPEq1H | #inwx #miwx pic.twitter.com/1TLfG2Akak— Tom Coomes (@TomCoomes) February 15, 2021Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High 18.Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. High 22.Thursday: Light snow. High 24.Heavy snow moving into the area this evening. Winter storm warning has been expanded for entire area. Blowing/drifting expected with cold wind chills. Travel is not advised tonight. pic.twitter.com/eNuqAFw08b— NWS Northern Indiana (@NWSIWX) February 15, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Previous articleBiden to tour SW Michigan Pfizer plant on ThursdayNext articleHumane Society pushes for hunting contest ban in Indiana Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Record rainfall hits Greggs’ LFL sales

first_imgGreggs is looking to maximise on new markets and store formats, as like-for-like (LFLs) sales dropped 3.5% in the second quarter of 2012.The news comes as the high street bakery retailer announced its interim results this morning for the 26 weeks ending 30 June 2012. The company recorded a 2.3% decline in LFLs overall for the first half of the year, while pre-tax profit fell £800,000 to £16.5m with a net operating margin of 4.7% (5.2% in 2011).Greggs attributed the drop to a more than 7% fall in footfall on UK high streets during this period, impacted by record levels of rainfall.The high street bakery firm reported a 4.5% rise in sales to £350m in H1 2012.Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Greggs, said: “Our tight control of costs and the added contribution from wholesale partially mitigated the profit impact, resulting in a £0.8m decline in first-half profits.”McMeikan added that conditions for consumers were likely to remain challenging for the rest of 2012, but would “continue to make strong progress towards our strategic goals and remain confident in our ability to deliver long-term profitable growth for the benefit of shareholders, employees and the wider community”.More accessibleMcMeikan explained the business was looking to make the Greggs brand more accessible to new customers in the future by focusing on its shop opening programme and “further development of our wholesaling and franchising channels”.Greggs opened 33 net new outlets during the six months, taking its overall store count to 1,604 at the end of June. The company said it was on track to meet its target of 90 new shops, net of closures, for the year.The firm has also refurbished 64 existing sites in total, meeting expectations to refurbish between 100 and 120 shops by the end of 2012.Openings include the motorway outlets with Moto Hospitality, which Greggs trialled earlier this year at two sites, and will now roll out to a further 28 UK locations, creating an additional 500 jobs.The Greggs Moment coffee shop concept, which consists of four stores trading at present, will also be a focus for the firm in the future. It will be opening its fifth store in Gateshead on 9 August.In June, the company opened a traditional bakery format called Greggs the Bakery in Newcastle Upon Tyne, which serves 75 new lines, including artisanal breads and made-to-order sandwiches. McMeikan said it was encouraged by the early performance of both Greggs the Bakery and Greggs Moment.Greggs is also capitalising on its partnership with frozen foods retailer Iceland, first established in July 2011, to supply a ten-item range of ‘bake at home’ products to 750 of its stores. The company said sales in this sector had performed very strongly and were already making a contribution to profits.last_img read more

Eric Clapton ‘Might Be Saying Goodbye’ With His New Album

first_imgLegendary guitarist Eric Clapton has a new album, I Still Do, due out soon, but according to Slowhand himself, it might be his last. In a new interview with Billboard, Clapton is asked about the final track from the new release, a cover of the standard “I’ll Be Seeing You.”Clapton said, “It’s one of those things that’s been haunting me… I love the song and I love the sentiment. Just in case I don’t cut another record, this is how I feel. I kind of might be saying goodbye. But I’ve been doing that for a while.”While the farewell isn’t too strong, a number of afflictions have been plaguing Clapton and affecting his ability to play. In the same interview, Clapton explained that he battled a full-body case of eczema in the studio. “It was a nightmare… I started thinking that it was psychosomatic, that maybe I was nervous. And maybe I was. Who knows? I had full-body eczema and it ended up my hands.”He also talked about different illnesses that have complicated his touring in a recent Rolling Stone piece, saying “I’ve had some health issues with my back and a neurological thing that is tricky, that affects my hands. If there’s no serious fallout, I’ll start looking to do some work. If there is, I’ll have to figure out what to do next – maybe take it easy for a while.”Whether or not Clapton decides to make new music, he’ll always go down as a guitar legend. I Still Do comes out this Friday, May 20th, and you can watch the reflective video for the lead single “Spiral” by following this link.last_img read more

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees

first_imgToday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their 2019 induction class. The new class of inductees includes Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and The Zombies.The seven acts were selected from a crop of 15 nominees which also included Devo, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Rage Against The Machine, Todd Rundgren, and Rufus & Chaka Kahn.The Zombies earned their Hall of Fame induction this year on their fourth nomination, while Janet Jackson got the nod for 2019 on her third. Radiohead was nominated last year in their first year of eligibility, and will now enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on their second ballot. The Cure was nominated one time prior to this year, but not since 2012. Def Leppard, Roxy Music, and Stevie Nicks all earned induction this year off their first nominations.Of note, Stevie Nicks will now become the first female artist to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her 2019 induction as a solo artist comes more than 20 years after her 1998 induction as a member of Fleeetwood Mac.As Nicks said in a statement,I have a lot to say about this. but I will save those words for later. For now I will just say, I have been in a band since 1968. To be recognized for my solo work makes me take a deep breath and smile. It’s a glorious feeling.In 2018, the Rock Hall inducted Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone, and gave a special Early Influence award to Sister Rosetta Tharpe.Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees[Video: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]Of course, the Rock Hall is simply a ceremonial honor, and one that often doesn’t reflect the sentiments of rock and roll fans. There are plenty of bands that deserve to be recognized for the distinction but have been overlooked entirely by the small, 1,000-person voting collective that makes decisions regarding inductees. If your favorite didn’t get the nod this year, you can still love them anyway. Maybe next year’s their year. Or not. Probably not. But who cares? Music is subjective, and all that really matters on an individual level is who’s in your Hall of Fame. Who really wants to go to Cleveland, anyway?Congratulations to the new 2019 inductees!last_img read more

Bakers Half Dozen – Episode 7

first_imgEpisode 7 Show Notes:Introduction with Matt BakerItem 1 – Data network effects are (mostly) BS. Data is rarely a good strategy for defensibility.Andreessen HorowitzItem 2 – Goldman Sachs and Data MoatsGoldman SachsItem 3 – Just because data is frozen, doesn’t mean it’s hard to retrieve.Item 4 – 7 Rs of the application landscapeCitrixItem 5 – Public cloud fight and disruption ZDNetItem 6 – What should we focus on for AI systems?Item 6.5 – Don’t build cathedrals when stick frame homes will do!CloseDisagree, agree, or just chat with Matt using #BakersHalfDozenlast_img

Lecture discusses religious freedom

first_imgJorge E. Traslosheros of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México gave a lecture titled “Constitutional Reform and Religious Liberty in Mexico” on Monday afternoon in the Biolchini Hall of Law. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Mexico Working Group and the Notre Dame Law School.Traslosheros discussed the history of religious persecution in Mexico and the ongoing struggle in Mexico to achieve religious liberty for all. “We have gone from calling religion the people’s opiate, as Marxists did, to treating it as the people’s tobacco” Traslosheros said. “[We now] think it has to be eliminated, an evil that has to be fought against and preferably eradicated, at least from public spaces, because it is harmful to one’s health.” After religious freedom was severely restricted by the Constitution of 1917, Mexico became a secular state, he said. This transition from a Catholic government to a secular one helped contribute to 24 years of religious persecution from 1914 to 1938, which was then followed by cultural persecution that still continues to this day, he said.“The constitutional reform of 1992 clarified the legal confines of the different churches in relation to the state, but left unattended the issue of religious freedom as a human right,” Traslosheros said. “Today, in the whole world as in Mexico, there is a huge debate on the relation between society, state and religious freedom.”However, in 2011, after the issue of abortion was brought into the public arena, the protection of religious freedom as a human right was more seriously discussed, he said. “The right to religious freedom stands to every human being, protecting equally unbelievers, agnostics and atheists,” he said. “It is the freedom of professing not-a-religion. It is a right to lead and express our own culture publicly or privately without having to suffer any violence or limitations.”In 2012, Article 24 of the Constitution was amended to ensure religious freedom for all. However, certain things are still withheld from religious institutions, Traslosheros said. “Religious organizations cannot own radio or television stations, and members of the clergy cannot hold office, advocate political views or support political candidates,” he said. The reforms represented a solid first effort at amending the animosity between secularism and religion, he said.“Many things are pending in Mexico … This is a very far-reaching reform,” he said. “We would be lying if we said that the issue of religious freedom has been solved. It constitutes a first step, a very important one, but also a long way to go.” Tags: Mexico, religionlast_img read more

In the Field: Cotton, peanut research

first_imgCotton and peanuts, two of Georgia’s top row-crops, joined forces earlier this month for the University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, spotlighting research projects funded by the Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Cotton Commission.In this episode of “In the Field” Brad Haire speaks with John Beasley, peanut agronomist with UGA Cooperative Extension, about the field day.Watch Cotton, peanuts join forces to spotlight UGA ag research.(Note to editor: “In the Field” is a video news series produced by Brad Haire, news director with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, providing timely, reliable information about Southern agriculture, and showing it in action. The series is available for your use on YouTube. Higher-resolution files are also available for broadcast.)last_img read more