The surprising polar troposphere
Chemical processes in the troposphere are driven by acombination of factors. Emissions from the Earth’s surface, either natural or anthropogenic, are the primary source of trace gases in the troposphere. The energy driving many chemical reactions is derived from the Sun, hence the reactions are “photochemical”. Transport processes can distribute longerlived trace gases to locations remotefrom their origin. In this article, Dr Anna Jones, from the BritishAntarctic Survey, describes some of the highly surprising phenomena that have been discovered in thepolar troposphere over the past twenty years.
How accurate are estimates of glacier ice thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison eXperiment
Knowledge of the ice thickness distribution of glaciers and ice caps is an important prerequisite for many glaciological and hydrological investigations. A wealth of approaches has recently been presented for inferring ice thickness from characteristics of the surface. With the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison eXperiment (ITMIX) we performed the first coordinated assessment quantifying individual model performance. A set of 17 different models showed that individual ice thickness estimates can differ considerably – locally by a spread comparable to the observed thickness. Averaging the results of multiple models, however, significantly improved the results: on average over the 21 considered test cases, comparison against direct ice thickness measurements revealed deviations on the order of 10 ± 24 % of the mean ice thickness (1σ estimate). Models relying on multiple data sets – such as surface ice velocity fields, surface mass balance, or rates of ice thickness change – showed high sensitivity to input data quality. Together with the requirement of being able to handle large regions in an automated fashion, the capacity of better accounting for uncertainties in the input data will be a key for an improved next generation of ice thickness estimation approaches.
Yetna lifts South Florida over Utah Valley 66-57 in CBI
David Collins had 17 points and five steals for South Florida (21-13). Laquincy Rideau added 14 points. USF went on a 16-2 run in the second half to take a 59-43 lead with 5:29 remaining. Tags: Alexis Yetna/College Basketball Invitational/South Florida Bulls/UVU Wolverines Basketball Written by Associated Press Ben Nakwaasah had 12 points for the Wolverines (25-10). Richard Harward and Connor MacDougall each had 10 points. Jake Toolson, the Western Athletic Conference player of the year, finished with seven points and Wyatt Lowell, the WAC freshman of the year, added three points. March 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Yetna lifts South Florida over Utah Valley 66-57 in CBI FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Yetna had 18 points and 10 rebounds as South Florida beat Utah Valley 66-57 in the College Basketball Invitational second round on Monday night.
Instructor – General Medicine/Ben Taub
Baylor College of Medicine and Department Summary:Baylor ( www.bcm.edu ) isrecognized as one of the nation’s premier academic health sciencecenters and is known for excellence in education, research, andhealthcare and community service. Located in the heart of theworld’s largest medical center ( Texas MedicalCenter ), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational,healthcare and research affiliates ( Baylor Affiliates).Job Responsibilities:• Provide medical care to adults in the inpatient caresetting.• Coordinate with outpatient care teams for safe discharge ofpatients.• Your responsibilities will be assigned by your Chair and SectionChief of Internal Medicine and may be altered in response tochanging departmental and section needs.• You will be expected to provide clinical care at the hospitalsprimarily affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine including: BenTaub HospitalJob Qualifications:Requirements: MD or DO. Board certified or board eligible.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.831CA; CH
Indiana State Police trooper struck, injured while responding to crash
Google+ Facebook Twitter IndianaLocalNews Indiana State Police trooper struck, injured while responding to crash By Jon Zimney – December 25, 2020 0 390 Google+ WhatsApp An Indiana State Police Trooper is recovering after he was struck by a vehicle while he was sitting in his squad car.The collision happened around 8:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 25, when troopers from the Lowell Post were investigating a crash on I-80/94 WB on the overpass at Indianapolis Blvd.As the troopers were investigating, Trooper Davonne Barlow, a 9-year veteran, parked his fully marked police car on the left shoulder against the concrete median barrier. Trooper Barlow was acting as a “secondary unit”. As he was parked and sitting in his car, with his seatbelt fastened, his car was rear-ended by an SUV.The preliminary investigation shows that a black 2001 BMW swerved as it approached the scene.The driver, Willie J. Whithead, 30, from Green Bay, Wisconsin, lost control of his vehicle and struck the 2013 Dodge Charger.The force of this impact caused the police car to strike the median wall, then the Charger crossed all lanes of I-80/94 coming to a rest on the right shoulder.Both drivers were transported to Munster Community Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.The interstate was closed for 2 hours for crash reconstruction/investigation.This is an-going investigation, any charges will be determined by the Lake County Prosecutor pending the results of toxicology tests.Trooper Barlow has since been treated and released from the hospital and is recovering at home with his family. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleHometown Hero: South Bend Police Sgt. Kayla MillerNext articleDr. Box: New strain of COVID-19 in Britian isn’t cause for alarm here 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.
Libya’s future in balance in UN-backed leadership vote
GENEVA (AP) — Delegates from Libya’s opposing sides have kicked off a five-day U.N.-sponsored meeting outside Geneva to choose an interim prime minister and three-person presidency council. They are seeking to unite the ailing but oil-rich North African country before an election in December. The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, including envoys from around Libya, is seeking to stabilize a country that has been mostly lawless since Moammar Gadhafi’s fall in 2011. Twenty-four candidates are running for Libya’s new three-member presidential council, while 21 candidates are running to be the interim prime minister. The U.N. is supervising the ballot for the meeting that began Monday.
Snow melt, rain causing widespread flooding in Germany
BERLIN (AP) — Rivers around Germany are continuing to swell, fed by melting snow and regular rain and leading to widespread flooding and disruptions to shipping traffic. Residents in the eastern community of Burkhardtsdorf in Saxony, not far from the Czech Republic border, built sandbag barricades outside their homes Thursday as the Zwoenitz river that runs through the town overflowed its banks. In the west, the Rhine’s crest dropped slightly but remained at high levels in Cologne. The Rhine rose in other areas north of Cologne, including Duesseldorf, Duisburg, Wesel and Rees.
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaInstead of heading home after school to get ready to trick-or-treat, Bacon County 4-H’ers will go to the Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Alma, Ga., to hand out treats and good times.Every year, 4-H’ers run the home’s fall festival – a project that is one of many the students do to help the town’s elderly residents.“I feel like it’s so important to teach our young people to give back to the community,” said Ann Wildes, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H agent in Bacon County. “If you don’t give them the opportunity to give back to make their community better, they’re not going to know how to or where to give back. And we all have the responsibility of serving others and striving to make our communities a better place to live and grow.”Seven years ago, nursing home staff asked Wildes to help with the festival. The next year, her 4-H’ers planned it, secured prizes, served as escorts, took photographs, worked the booths and cleaned up afterwards.No resident is left out. Each one who participates receives a prize at each booth. Whether it’s a diet soda, stuffed animal, necklace, chips, plastic clapping hands or a crazy hat, the prizes are safe and fun. The 4-H’ers work closely with the home’s staff to make sure they are.“The 4-H’ers who help out at this event volunteer to come. They learn the importance of commitment to a project,” Wildes said. “(They learn) the elderly are not to be feared or shunned, and they have a responsibility to bring joy and fun into the lives of the elderly.”Georgia’s state 4-H leader Bo Ryles says programs that connect young people and the elderly enhance life for both groups. “Bacon County 4-H’ers’ work with the elderly is outstanding,” Ryles said. “This is just one of many ways 4-H programs give back to their communities across the state.”Working with the elderly isn’t for every 4-H’er, Wildes said, but some children have a gift for it.“At one time, we had a young man who didn’t participate in anything but going to the nursing home,” she said. “That was his moment that just shined.”At first, she said, going to the nursing home was hard for her. She now teaches her students to give back to the community’s seniors.“They are the ones who have gone before us,” she said. “They have so much wisdom. There is a lot we can learn from them. If we will only take the time and give of ourselves, then we will be the ones blessed.”The students do more than just the festival. Each month, they hold a bingo game at the Sun City Retirement Home. Wildes started the Sun City game 25 years ago when she was a high school teacher. She continued it when she became the county’s UGA Extension agent 10 years ago.Wildes uses the game to teach responsibility. To help, students must commit to go to the nursing home every month. One student and her mother did more than just bingo. They bought groceries and cleaned house for a resident who was hospitalized.The 4-H’ers organize a beauty pageant for elderly residents on Valentine’s Day, an Easter celebration and classes at the local senior center, too.“To me there’s just a unique connection between the elderly and children, something my age group doesn’t have with them,” Wildes said. “They just have a special relationship. The elderly love it, love it, love it when the children come to visit.”Wildes wants the students to realize that they will grow old one day, too.“If you expect someone to come visit you, send you a card, give a gift, you need to be modeling that for the children coming behind you,” she said. “I think our elderly people should never, ever be forgotten.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
May 1, 2005 Notices
May 1, 2005 Notices May 1, 2005 Notices Notice Notice of intent to file petition to amend Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(b) of the Rules of Professional Conduct Pursuant to Rule 1-12.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, notice is hereby given that a petition to amend Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(B) of the Rules of Professional Conduct will be filed in the Florida Supreme Court on June 29, 2005. The petition will request the Florida Supreme Court to amend Rule 4-1.5(f)(4)(B) by the addition of subdivision (iii) as follows: (iii) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of subdivision (B), in medical liability cases, attorney fees shall not exceed the following percentages of all damages received by the claimant, exclusive of reasonable and customary costs, whether received by judgment, settlement, or otherwise, and regardless of the number of defendants: a. Thirty percent (30%) of the first $250,000.00. b. Ten percent (10%) of all damages in excess of $250,000.00. In accordance with Rule 1-12.1 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, any comments or objections to the proposed amendment must be filed with the Florida Supreme Court within 30 days of the filing of the petition. A copy of all comments or objections shall be served on the Executive Director of The Florida Bar and any persons who may have made an appearance in the matter. YLD board seeks to fill open seats The following seats on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors are open for a two-year term beginning June 24: Seat 1 in the First, Third, and Ninth circuits are available, as well as Seat 3 in the 13th Circuit and Seat 3 in the 15th Circuit. Qualified members of the YLD should send a letter indicating a desire to be considered for a seat to Jamie Billotte Moses, YLD president-elect, by May 15, c/o Austin Newberry, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee 32399-2300. Applicants sought for jury instructions panel The Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases will have up to eight vacancies at the end of 2005. Any lawyer licensed to practice law in Florida and any member of the Florida judiciary may apply for appointment. An application form can be obtained by e-mailing a request to Gerry Rose, The Florida Bar, at [email protected] Applications are to be submitted by June 24. Deratany petitions for readmission Todd Corey Deratany of Indialantic has petitioned the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for Bar readmission. Deratany resigned from the practice of law in Florida pursuant to a January 13, 2000, Supreme Court order under allegations he was attempting to sell and purchase cocaine, a felony charge. The Board of Bar Examiners will conduct a public hearing on Deratany’s application for readmission. All members of the Bar are invited to write to the board regarding their knowledge of Deratany, particularly in relation to his character and fitness for readmission. If you wish to be notified of the time and place of the hearing, please submit a written request to Eleanor Mitchell Hunter, Executive Director, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1891 Eider Court, Tallahassee, 32399-1750. Wiss petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Scott Lawrence Wiss of Massapequa, New York, has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. On November 29, 2004, the Florida Supreme Court suspended Wiss for 91 days nunc pro tunc to March 1, 2004, based upon discipline imposed in New York and New Jersey, for knowingly making a false statement of material fact or law to a third person; soliciting clients; committing a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects; engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation; and engaging in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice. He has since been reinstated to practice in New York and New Jersey. Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Wiss’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Edward Iturralde, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 661 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-0200, phone (850) 561-5845. Myrberg petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Beverly Priscilla Myrberg has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Myrberg’s suspension was effective June 12, 2000, and was for a period of 91 days as a result of her failure to communicate with clients and accepting fees without providing significant services. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Myrberg’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Vivian M. Reyes, Bar Counsel, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Ave., Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Cano petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Alice C. Cano of Santa Rosa Beach has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Cano’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Marsha Underwood, staff investigator for The Florida Bar, at (850) 475-5077 or (850) 418-5022.
Clueless winning bidder of Jokowi’s motorcycle deals with police after failing to pay
A man, who was named the winning bidder in a charity auction of a Rp 2.55 billion (US$172,715) electric motorcycle owned and signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, was questioned by the Jambi Police on Thursday after failing to pay.M. Nuh was investigated by the police after he failed to come up with the money after winning the bid in a virtual charity concert on Sunday.Nuh, a construction worker, claimed he was not aware that he had taken part in the bidding, said Jambi Police chief Insp. Gen. Firman Santyabudi.”After the questioning, we found out that [Nuh] did not know that he participated in an auction. He thought he won [the motorcycle] as a gift at the charity event,” Firman said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.The concert, a fundraiser for people affected by COVID-19, was organized by People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Speaker Bambang Soesatyo, the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP) and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).Sunday’s concert, entitled Berbagi Kasih Bersama Bimbo (Sharing the Love with Bimbo), was aired live by state-run television broadcaster TVRI. The event managed to raise more than Rp 4 billion in donations.Firman said Nuh went to the police on Thursday after the auction management asked him to pay the Rp 2.5 billion. “He was afraid so he went to the Pasar district police in Jambi city, asking for protection,” he said, adding that Nuh was not arrested.In response, MPR Speaker Bambang requested on Friday that the Jambi Police drop the case.“We do not see any problem at all [regarding Nuh’s misunderstanding], and I’ve requested the Jambi Police to let him go,” Bambang said as quoted by kompas.com.He went on to say that several businessmen had contacted him to request another round of bidding as they were interested in the motorcycle, branded as Gesits. (nal)Topics :