Retrieval of NO2vertical profiles from ground-based UV-visible measurements: Method and validation

first_imgVertical profiles of NO2 are retrieved from ground-based UV-visible slant columns by sequential estimation, using a forward model that consists of a stacked box photochemical model and a radiative transfer model. The retrieval method is characterized, and a rigorous error analysis is presented. The vertical resolution of the retrieved profiles is shown to vary from 5 to 10 km, depending on the retrieval altitude. The retrieved profiles are found to be moderately sensitive to the assumed vertical profiles of ozone and aerosol, to the range of solar zenith angles of the observations, and to the error in the slant column. However, in the altitude range 10 to 35 km they are relatively insensitive to a priori information and agreed well with profiles from simultaneous balloon-borne measurementslast_img read more

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Senior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up Guild

first_imgSenior industry figure Ian McKenzie (pictured, right) has left Countrywide after five and a half years as its South Central Retail Director to take up the position of CEO at The Guild of Property Professionals.McKenzie replaces Marcus Whewell, who for the past nine years has steered the organisation and has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of parent company GPEA.“I have worked for The Guild for the past nine years and have seen it grow and develop into a network of nearly 800 Members. I am very proud of this achievement,” says Marcus.GPEA includes agent Fine & Country, media services company PropertyLogic and online-only agent PropertyPlatform as well as the guild.McKenzie has worked in the industry for 30 years including running three West Country branches for Hambro Countrywide during the 1990s, then as an area manager for Halifax Property Services plus running his own property and financial services business. He later went on to be managing director of franchise-based agency Enfields in Hampshire before joining Countrywide in 2011.“I am delighted to be working closely with The Guild again, to support and enhance the excellent relationships we have with our members and expand the network further,” says McKenzie.“Having been a Guild & Fine and Country Member for 10 years and recently working in the corporate environment, I fully understand the new challenges independent agents face and how The Guild can be influential in overcoming them.”McKenzie will have his work cut out; a new memberships organisation with similar aims to The Guild of Property Professionals, CIELA, is about to launch with the aim of representing the interests of independent estate agents which is the Guild’s core market.Ian McKenzie Countrywide The Guild of Professional Estate Agents March 1, 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 » Senior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up Guild previous nextAgencies & PeopleSenior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up GuildFormer South Central Retail Director at Countrywide replaces Marcus Whewell at 800-strong agent clubNigel Lewis1st March 201702,300 Viewslast_img read more

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Ocean City Theatre Company Benefit a Spook-tacular Success

first_img(From left) George and Rose Savastano, Michele and Jay Gillian About 120 people donned their most creative Halloween costumes and kicked up their heels Friday night at the Ocean City Theatre Company’s 4th Annual Halloween Party fundraiser. “It has gotten bigger each year,” said Theatre Company Production Manager Laura Bretherick, attired as the famous Warner Brothers cartoon, the Roadrunner. A cartoon word bubble stating “Beep Beep” was suspended over her head. “This event has become our main fall fundraiser,” she said. “The locals turn out to support us and they have a good time. They are helping us to keep our programming going,” she said. Early bird tickets to the event went for $65 per person. The price went up to $75 closer to the event. In addition to music and dancing, participants enjoyed a full course dinner, desserts and an open bar. A DJ spun Halloween-themed classic rock. The event ran from 7 to 11 p.m. Other members of the OCTC kept the Saturday morning cartoon theme going with Jim and Janice Hartman, the Technical Director and Business Manager, respectively, dressed as Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Production Director Mike Hartman and Music Director Jon Kreamer portrayed Sesame Street’s cartoon pals Bert and Ernie. Mayor Jay Gillian and wife Michele were dressed as the Scarecrow and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, arriving with George and Rose Savastano as the Tin Woodsman and Cowardly Lion. Councilwoman Karen Bergman was among the early arrivals, as was Councilman Bobby Barr and Michelle Eggleston as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. “This is what Ocean City is all about said Barr. “The community coming together to help the Theatre Company do its thing. They do a tremendous job for the kids and adult around town and I’m proud to be here to do everything I can to help support their efforts.”Many attendees made grand entrances. One of the more creative “group costumes” was a gang of approximately 25 people, including Councilman Mike DeVlieger portraying Ocean City’s new Roller Coaster. When all was said and done, the attendees all had a great time and supported one of Ocean City’s many treasures of the arts, its Theatre Company.last_img read more

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US import safety panel calls for risk-based monitoring

first_img Mike Leavitt, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), led the investigation and presented the report to the president on Sep 10. In a letter that accompanied the report, Leavitt wrote that the United States must shift from a “snapshot” approach of stopping unsafe products at the border to a “video” model that identifies critical points in an imported product’s life cycle. Because state and federal agencies don’t use integrated information-sharing systems, crucial information on imports is sometimes missed, the report says. For example, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) import inspection data system is not connected to the system used by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Jun 28 CIDRAP News story “Drugs in Chinese seafood trigger FDA import ban” Sep 12, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A cabinet-level working group assigned by President Bush in July to explore import safety issues issued its initial report recently, suggesting a risk-based monitoring strategy and calling on government agencies to use technology to improve collaboration on import-related activities. Bush’s actions were prompted by several recent product safety problems that surfaced over the summer and involved Chinese imports. Food-related incidents involved melamine-contaminated wheat gluten that was used in animal and fish feed, and seafood that contained residues of unauthorized veterinary drugs. See also: Another challenge that government officials need to address is companies and individuals that circumvent US restrictions on certain imports. For example, the working group found that in 2006 CBP intercepted 45 containers of chicken, chicken parts, and other meat products that were smuggled into the country as frozen seafood. Leavitt said in his letter that over the next several weeks the working group will gather comments and recommendations from the public. In mid November the group will follow up with an action plan that will contain several short- and long-term recommendations. “Such a risk-based, prevention-focused model will help ensure that safety is built into products before they reach our borders,” Leavitt wrote. “This lack of connectivity between CBP and USDA systems has created the possibility, which is now being addressed, for imported products to enter domestic commerce without being inspected in accordance with federal requirements,” the report states. Jul 20 CIDRAP News story “FAO, WHO urge vigilance in light of recent food scares”last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Win 3-Way Swim Meet At South Dearborn

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs placed 1st in a Girls 3-Way Swimming Meet at South Dearborn on Tuesday (11-18).Team scores were Batesville 151, South Dearborn 106, Switzerland County 21.Batesville Individual Event Winners: Emily Gutzwiller 200 IM, 100 Breast, Taylor Villani 200/500 Free, Elizabeth Weiler 100 Free, Ashley Daulton 100 Back, and Mary Poltrack 100 Fly.Batesville JV event winners: Mary Poltrack: 50 Free, Lauren Caplinger 100 Free, Sarah Poltrack 100 Back, and Audra Brewer 100 Breast.Lady Bulldogs are 2-0 on the season.  (1-0 EIAC)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.last_img

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July 30, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgJuly 30, 2018 Police Blotter073018 Decatur County Fire Report073018 Decatur County EMS Report073018 Decatur County Law Report073018 Decatur County Jail Report073018 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

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