Curvature components derived from satellite gravity gradients provide new global views of Earth’s structure. The satellite gravity gradients are based on the GOCE satellite mission and we illustrate by curvature images how the Earth is seen differently compared to seismic imaging. Tectonic domains with similar seismic characteristic can exhibit distinct differences in satellite gravity gradients maps, which points to differences in the lithospheric build-up. This is particularly apparent for the cratonic regions of the Earth. The comparisons demonstrate that the combination of seismological, and satellite gravity gradient imaging has significant potential to enhance our knowledge of Earth’s structure. In remote frontiers like the Antarctic continent, where even basic knowledge of lithospheric scale features remains incomplete, the curvature images help unveil the heterogeneity in lithospheric structure, e.g. between the composite East Antarctic Craton and the West Antarctic Rift System.
February 1, 2021 /Sports News – Local Former Millard High School Athletes Excel At Silver State Collegiate Challenge Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS-Monday, various Utah collegiate cross country runners competed at the Silver State Collegiate Challenge, hosted by UNLV.A pair of Millard High School alums, BYU senior Ana Camp-Bennett and Weber State sophomore Conner Cox represented their respective schools at this event.Camp-Bennett placed second in the women’s yellow race, posting a time of 19:52.90. She finished closely behind the race’s winner, Northern Arizona junior, Canadian national Taryn O’Neill (19:51.20).Cox competed in the men’s green race, placing 15th overall in a time of 26:12.20.The victor in this race was BYU senior Ethan Cannon who posted a time of 24:01.80. Brad James read more
The online-based taxi firm Uber is currently filing an application for an operator’s licence with Oxford City Council after more than 50,000 people tried to access the service in Oxford despite it not having been launched here.The mobile application allows smartphone users to request private hire cars without speaking to an operator. Since its launch in London in 2012, the multinational company has handled over 20 million rides in the city.A spokesperson for Uber told the Oxford Mail, “The number of people who have been opening our app in Oxford is larger than average so that means there is certainly demand for our service and we are excited about that.”Uber further told Cherwell, “Millions of people across the UK already use Uber to get a convenient, safe and aff ordable ride at the push of a button and we want to bring this option to more towns and cities.”They noted, however, that the filing of the application “is not an indication of when [Uber] might launch.”Colin Cook, a councillor on the Oxford City Council licensing committee, told Cherwell that Uber initially applied for a licence in March 2015.However, the requirements of the licence have not yet been met, as the company is “still looking for premises to operate out of in the city”.Cook added, “If Uber gains an operator licence they will only be using drivers who have already been licensed by the relevant local authority.”An operator at the local taxi firm Radio Taxis Oxford said that the company is not worried about the competition.He told Cherwell, “We have very high standards of drivers and service which I personally don’t think an online-based company can keep up with.“Our prices are incredibly reasonable compared to most so I think we have the upper hand on this also,” he added, pointing out that Uber’s surge pricing policy could turn away potential customers. He warns that such policies “would affect the general public a lot more than they realise, especially if local companies were to implement the same system.” read more
The annual First Plunge is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 1, 2016 at Ninth Street Beach in Ocean City, NJ. The annual First Plunge is scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 1, 2015 at Ninth Street Beach in Ocean City, NJ.Participants in Ocean City’s annual New Year’s Day Run and Ocean Dip will have a new reason to take the plunge this year as the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign partners with the city to promote the use of designated drivers.It’s all part of the Ocean City’s 23rd First Night and First Day celebrations, which begin New Year’s Eve with the city-wide festival of family activities and fireworks, followed by the First Day HERO Run and Plunge on the beach and Boardwalk. This year’s event also marks the beginning of the HERO Campaign’s 15th anniversary year.“We are proud of Ocean City’s longstanding relationship with the HERO Campaign,” stated Mayor Jay Gillian. “We welcome its participation as a charitable partner in our annual First Night and First Day festivities, which are all about safe family fun.”The run and plunge, presented by Shore Orthopaedic University Associates in Somers Point, will seek to raise funds and awareness for the HERO Campaign in support of its mission to prevent drunk driving by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers. “We have supported the HERO Campaign since its inception and are proud to make this important organization a major focus of our philanthropic community involvement,” stated John R. McCloskey, MD, senior partner for the regional orthopaedics group. “We share their commitment to saving lives and making our community a safer place to live.”Registration for the HERO Run and Plunge begins at 11:30 in front of the Music Pier. Starting time for the 5K Boardwalk Run is 1 p.m., followed by the HERO Plunge at 2 p.m. Although the plunge has no entrance fee, participants contributing $20 or more, and signing a designated driver pledge and release form will receive a long-sleeve commemorative HERO Campaign shirt and membership certificate. Online pre-registration is available at www.herocampaign.org or at (609) 626-3880The HERO Campaign was established in memory of Navy Ensign John Elliott of Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Elliott was killed in a head-on collision with a drunken driver on July 22, 2000, two months after graduating with merit from the United States Naval Academy. He was driving home for his mother’s birthday celebration at the time of his death.The HERO Campaign partners with schools, colleges, law enforcement, highway safety agencies, bars, taverns, professional sports teams and healthcare agencies to end drunk driving by increasing the use of designated drivers nationwide. Now operating in seven states, the campaign plans to expand nationwide with television and radio commercials, highway billboards, posters, social media and designated driver registration campaigns.“We are looking forward to partnering with Ocean City and Shore Orthopaedic University Associates on these iconic First Day events, which promote family fun and responsibility,” noted HERO Campaign chairman Bill Elliott, John Elliott’s father. He added that the HERO Campaign has been proud of its ongoing association with Ocean City over the past 14 years through First Night, the Night in Venice Boat Parade, Miss Night in Venice Pageant and its annual HERO Walk.Michele Gillian, chairman of the First Night/First Day Committee echoed Elliott’s comments, saying that the HERO Campaign has been an important partner over the years for its alcohol-free festival and its emphasis on personal responsibility.First Night gets underway on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, from 4 p.m. to midnight, culminating in a firework display over the Boardwalk. The cost is $20 per person, children 2 years and younger are free. Buttons can be purchased at www.firstnightocnj.com, or by calling 609-399-1412 and are available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily at Stainton’s Square, Eighth Street and Asbury Avenue.Children will be delighted with events at the football field, Sixth Street off the boardwalk, and adjacent Sports and Civic Center including pony rides, ice skating, inflatables and much more from 5-9 p.m.— News release from City of Ocean City Public Relations Director Mark Soifer read more
Must we go nuclear to go green? What will be the trade-offs — and the risks — if we do? These were the central questions Monday night, as former Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and former Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan B. Poneman ’78, J.D. ’84, discussed “Nuclear Energy: Climate and the Bomb” at an Institute of Politics Forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. In a wide-ranging conversation, moderated by Meghan O’Sullivan, Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, viability and safety as well as expedience and practicality were all on the table.“We’ve had good news on the cost of renewable energy,” said O’Sullivan in her introduction. “But there’s a growing realization that the nature and the scope of the crisis demands more.”Tackling the topic first, Moniz agreed. “Even in the four-plus years since [the global] Paris [Agreement on climate],” he said, “the challenge has been recognized as much greater” than was once thought. Growing evidence, he said, has shown that slowing carbon emissions will not suffice to halt climate change. “We see increasingly now it’s got to be net zero emissions,” which requires carbon removal as well.Current renewable energy technology is simply not up to the task, both speakers agreed. Although Moniz cited improvements in batteries to store energy from renewables, he noted that they currently only focus on hours of storage. With energy sources like solar or wind varying drastically from summer to winter and hydroelectric potentially vulnerable to drought, “you’d better figure out seasonal storage,” he said.Nuclear, which is carbon-neutral, is one answer. “Is it essential? No,” said Moniz. “I can think of other ways around it. But does nuclear help a solution enormously? Yes.” “You can take all the wind and all the solar you want, and it’s not going to solve the problem.” — Dan B. Poneman Harvard analysts’ ‘tortoise’ approach urges design that anticipates shifts in demand Getting from no nuclear to slow nuclear Bullish on clean energy Poneman made the point more forcefully. “You can take all the wind and all the solar you want, and it’s not going to solve the problem,” he said. “We’ve got to get out of the zero-sum game where renewables push out nuclear.”With public concerns about safety, particularly in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, both acknowledged that security and reliability are essential to winning public support. However, said Poneman, new technologies may show a way forward. He cited new reactor designs that use safer substances such as molten salts, liquid metals, or gas as coolants and liquid fuels that expand if they overheat, “passively shutting themselves down.” Additional safety features like off-site electricity would specifically avoid what happened in Japan, he said.Such new reactors would likely be smaller and modular, constructed in manufacturing facilities as opposed to being built on site. Such construction would assure quality, said Moniz. However, both explained, they would need to prove their commercial viability to move forward. This, said, Poneman, would require a “public-private partnership.”“We’ve got to be pragmatic and build coalitions,” added Moniz. “We’ve got to get away from the rigidity of ‘I’ve got the answer.’”The stakes, both stressed, are high, in part because any talk about nuclear energy not only takes into consideration global safety, but also touches on the possibility that the enrichment process used for nuclear fuels can be a cover for additional enrichment to produce weapons. The ideal, said Moniz, would be for all countries seeking assistance in developing nuclear power programs to enter agreements like the one between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates, in which the UAE agreed never to seek to enrich its own fuel.However, both noted this kind of treaty is not likely. Because the U.S. is no longer the sole provider of nuclear reactors or fuel, “we cannot call the shots,” said Poneman. “If we say no, they can go to Korea or France or Russia or China.”That does not mean there is no international consensus, said Moniz. Even with the U.S. pulling out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, colloquially known as the Iran nuclear deal, he said, Tehran is still allowing verification by IAEA inspectors. “Iran recognizes that the foundation of the international community having confidence that they are not doing a weapons program relies on them staying with that,” he said. [The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Iran is dramatically ramping up production of enriched uranium after the Trump administration’s 2018 decision to abandon the accord, the IAEA confirmed in a report that also criticized Tehran for blocking access to suspected nuclear sites.]Perhaps a way forward, Moniz suggested, would be to urge other advanced nuclear powers to adopt the “gold standard” of the U.S.-UAE agreement and, when that isn’t feasible, focus on verification. Enforcing these standards, said Poneman, calls for the U.S. to reconsider nuclear as a global reality, and to resume our role in its development. “If you care about nuclear safety and you care about nuclear security, you have to want U.S. leadership,” he said. Related Physicist sees major opportunities in redesign, innovation read more
The fall is full of loads of fab new shows to see on stage, but sometimes we like to take a break from tap-happy musicals and modern classics to to kick back with some “peeno noir” (ahem) and check in with our Broadway friends on TV. Think of Emmy and Tony winner asking the question all wives ask their husbands at some point on How to Get Away with Murder, or two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster getting into the “creepy, skeezo market” of selling her used (!) underwear on Craigslist. With so much crossover talent, we turned to you to rank your top 10 television shows that best feature stage faves on ranking site Culturalist. Here are the results! How to Get Away with Murder Orange is the New Black The Flash Scream Queens Younger Modern Family Supergirl Graceland American Horror Story Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt View Comments read more
Workers’ Comp judges needed The Statewide Nominating Committee for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for judge positions in the Miami and Ft. Myers districts.Qualified applicants must submit one original completed application and one copy to Victor Marrero, Committee Chair, Director of Risk Management, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Lauderdale 33312, telephone (954) 831-8358; fax (954) 321-4587, and one additional copy must be submitted to each commission member no later than 5 p.m. on March 27. Any applications received after the deadline date will be disqualified.The commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 3, at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami at 400 S.E. 2nd Ave., for the purpose of interviewing prospective applicants.A copy of the judicial application along with a listing of all SNCJCC Commission Members will be posted on the DOAH Web site at www.jcc.state.fl.us/jcc and The Florida Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org. Workers’ Comp judges needed March 15, 2006 Regular News read more
Generated tourist spending in the amount of 40 million kuna According to data from the eVisitor system, the number of arrivals increased by 7,9 percent, and tourists from 50 countries visited Varaždin during the festival. Most of them were from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The website records more interesting statistics – on the first day of the festival, Špancirfest recorded an increase in visits of almost 50% compared to 2018. Geographically, information about the festival was requested on its website by users from as many as 84 countries, and the most views were recorded from Slovenia, Germany, the USA, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina. And then the answer to the main question: Is it worth investing in events? Is investing in event development a cost or an investment? Photo: Špancirfest In the case of Špancirfest, the answer is quite clear, how investing in the development of events is very justified and how it is an excellent investment. As in the case of all large and quality events. On the program side, over 2019 performers of all types and profiles participated in Špancirfest 500, who held or performed almost 500 programs. 74 performances were performed, about 40 concerts and 170 various creative workshops were held. “Such a rich program and continuous modern approach to promotion, with an emphasis on digital media and social networks, has resulted in a serious growth of interest in Špancirfest, so that the festival website had as many as 95 percent more views in August compared to the same period in 2018.”Point out from the Varaždin Tourist Board. Specifically, the Špancirfest website had as many as 1.329.149 views in August (compared to 682.384 in 2018), and compared to 2014, when the oldest data exist, this increase is even more significant and amounts to more than 200%. At the same time, the number of unique users increased by almost 23% compared to 2018. In Varaždin, during this year’s Špancirfest, according to the Varaždin Tax Administration, tourist traffic (trade and catering) was generated in the amount of 40,1 million kuna, which is as much as 7,68 percent more than during last year’s festival. Thanks to Špancirfest as a motive for coming, Varaždin was visited by about 300.000 people in ten festival days, 7,68% more traffic was generated in catering and trade than in 2018, and the Špancirfest website had as many as 95% more views than last year. Photo: Špancirfest This year, Špancirfest in its 21st edition, and during the ten days of the festival, was visited by about 300.000 people, according to estimates by the Varaždin Police Department and the organizers. And the most important thing is that the generated consumption was realized in Varaždin, ie it went down to the local economy. read more
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“We are targeting people between 25 and 30 years of age, because at that age people usually have some funds for savings,” he said.Yadhi expressed his hope that Taspen Life products could be featured on the Halofina or Traveloka platforms. In 2019, Taspen Life recorded total premium income of Rp 1.4 trillion (about US$103 million). However, millennials accounted for only 5 percent of that, Yadhi said, noting that most of Taspen’s policyholders were above 40 years old. “This is one of our challenges, to make millennials more literate about insurance. Indeed, it is a tough task to convince them to start insurance, but it is important for them to prepare for their future,” he said.“One product we plan to offer is Taspen Smart Save, which is our insurance product, which millennials could use to collect their funds from now, so they can enjoy it when they enter their pension days”.Halofina’s marketing communication head Garniasih Garnijanto said the possible partnership with Taspen Life would be one of features integration. In the initial stage, Halofina’s features, such as Life Plan, Financial Quotient Test and Financial Check-Up, would appear in Taspen apps.“This means that all Taspen customers could access Halofina to make their financial plans,” she said. However, Garniasih said Halofina needed a further discussion on how to implement the partnership.Topics : Taspen Life – a subsidiary of state-owned pension insurance firm PT Taspen, is exploring the possibility of forming a partnership with popular online platforms to attract millennials to its insurance products.Yadhi N. Nurdin, vice president for group sales, said in Jakarta on Tuesday that Taspen Life was in talks with airline ticketing and hotel booking platform Traveloka and online personal financial planning assistant application Halofina to lure millennials – people born between 1981-1996 as customers.A partnership with the two online platforms, Taspen Life hopes, will increase the portion of millennials among its policyholders to 10 percent this year. read more