Ionospheric troughs in Antarctica

first_imgWe report here the first observations of the dynamics of both the mid-latitude and high-latitude troughs made by the Advanced Ionospheric Sounder (AIS) at Halley Station, Antarctica (76° S, 27° W; invariant lat. 61°). This experiment is part of a major international project1 to study the sub-auroral ionosphere and its associations with the magnetosphere. Our analysis provides an accurate quantitative description of the latitudinal movements of these features and the first results delineating the orientation of the poleward edge of the mid-latitude trough. These results show that the AIS has a much greater potential for monitoring large scale ionospheric structures and for tracking their motions than more conventional radio wave experiments.last_img

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Say your prayers for Theology degrees

first_imgOxford is considering a proposal to reform the university’s Theology course to give students scope to study a wider range of religions.The suggestion comes as a result of a 40 page review from the Faculty of Theology last year. The report recommends that the Faculty should “strongly consider” changing its name to Religious Studies in order to reflect the research interests of its academics and students.It said that “the requirement for all students to study Old Testament, New Testament, ancient doctrine and modern doctrine is old-fashioned, and whilst Oxford has traditional strengths in these areas, the argument that it offers a distinctive programme is no longer  adequate.” Oxford has led the world in the study of the divine for more than 800 years.Whilst some are supportive of the changes and believe them necessary to keep up with modern times, others have described them as a “suicide note”, believing that a Religious Studies faculty would quickly end up subsumed by History or Cultural Studies. It has been suggested by some academics that the university should offer an alternative course for those with an interest in the study of other religions.The changes have caused some controversy among current Theology students. Tim Bateman at Regent’s Park said, “I think the Theology degree does accommodate for the needs of those who want to study other religions.“If the course was changed, it would provide a wider spectrum of study. It would open up more options for a religiously diverse Britain. However… You might increase the breadth of study for undergraduates, but may compromise the depth of study for its specialised area, namely, Christian Theology.’However, second year Evie Deavall said, “The change from Theology to Religious Studies is, of course, a better reflection of the religious state of the world at the moment. It is a testament to the way in which Oxford is willing to change according to what is relevant.”In a public statement, Dr Paul Joyce, chair of the Theology Faculty, said, “Over the last 20 years, the curriculum has expanded to include the study of other faiths in addition to, and often comparatively with, Christianity. No decision to change the Faculty’s name to reflect that more diverse programme has yet been taken. Although the question is being discussed, it will not be resolved before the end of this academic year.“An alternative might be to change the name of the Final Honour School of Theology rather than that of the Faculty itself, but at this stage this remains only one possibility. Oxford Theology continues to affirm its strong commitment to teaching and research in the areas core to its discipline: Biblical Studies, Doctrine, and Church History.’No final decision is expected until October.last_img read more

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Mike Pence on His Hamilton Visit

first_img Hamilton Star Files Brandon Victor Dixon & Mike Pence(Photo: Instagram.com/brandonvdixon & Win McNamee/Getty Images News) View Comments from $149.00center_img The reviews are in! Following Vice President Elect Mike Pence’s visit to Hamilton on November 18, many have offered their thoughts on the company’s speech, which was delivered by Brandon Victor Dixon. Broadway.com spoke with the current Aaron Burr (sir) following Friday evening’s performance and President Elect Donald Trump was quick to make his voice heard the following morning.On November 20, Pence was asked for his response to the Ham fam’s words on Fox News Sunday.”My daughter and I and her cousins really enjoyed the show. Hamilton is just an incredible production. It was a real joy to be there,” Pence said. “When we arrived, we heard a few boos, and we heard some cheers, and I nudged my kids and I reminded them, ‘That’s what freedom sounds like.'”Regarding whether Hamilton’s company owes Pence an apology, the Vice President Elect said, “I wasn’t offended by what was said. I’ll leave it to others whether that was the appropriate venue to say it.”Check out Pence’s full response below. Related Shows Brandon Victor Dixonlast_img read more

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Look Good for Summer Job Interviews

first_imgIf you’re getting ready to search for a summer job or permanent employment aftergraduation, take a look in the mirror.”You must make a good first impression,” says Judy Hibbs, a family andconsumer sciences specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”Your first impression must say to the potential employer that you’re honest,reliable and friendly,” Hibbs says. “You want them to know you get along withothers and you’re capable of handling the job.”The final impression will eventually be built on your resume, skills and knowledge. Butthe employer’s first judgment will be based on how you look.”A good appearance cannot compensate for lack of skills and knowledge,” Hibbssays. “But if you are well-qualified, it may give you the edge you need to get thejob.”If an employer has several applicants with equal qualifications,” she says,”the one who’s most appropriately dressed may get the job.”In choosing what to wear for that all-important interview, consider the image thecompany wants to portray. Then think about the position for which you’re applying. Youwouldn’t dress the same for a job at a car wash as you would for a teaching position.A company’s image could be formal and sophisticated, or relaxed and casual. The productor service it offers will give you the best clue on how a company wants to appear”Banks, stockbrokers, insurance firms and law firms — those dealing withfinancial and legal matters — want to present a conservative image,” Hibbs says.”On the other hand, firms dealing with glamour, fashionand advertising will want a nonconservative image,” she says.How formal is the company? Its size and location, its customers, will help you defineit.Usually small businesses or those in small towns are less formal than larger businessesor those in cities, Hibbs says. “>Most companies will dress in a manner that makes theirclientele feel comfortable,” she says. “If they deal with the public, they will want to appear helpful andfriendly. So dress will be more informal.”The formality of the company,” she says, “usually dictates the basicstyle of clothes its employees wear.”Before you answer that ad, check the mirror. If you look like part of the company, youjust might be right.last_img read more

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5 practices that strengthen ALM processes

first_imgStrengthening a credit union’s asset/liability management process enhances the information it delivers to credit union staffers, which is very valuable in today’s data-driven operating environment.Effective ALM requires sound modeling techniques and reporting. Enhanced modeling and reporting can help quantify risk more effectively and lead to improvements in business decision-making and capital allocation. Many credit unions are seeing the value of enhanced risk reporting, providing an enterprise-level view of the financials in addition to maintaining regulatory and other requirements. This information allows the financial team to communicate more effectively with the board of directors and executive management as well as the credit union’s examiners.CFOs should regularly assess analytics and financial reporting processes, asking questions like: continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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The ‘union’ part of ‘credit union’ is alive and well

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Many of us think of Seth Godin as a man of big ideas. When I heard the author and former .com business executive present the opening keynote last week at CUES Supplier member CO-OP Financial Services’ TH!NK conference in Miami, he said that in the phrase “credit union,” “union” is the important part. Then he asked, “What does it mean to be a union?”That single comment set me to watching for examples of the “union” part of credit union in action during my time in Miami. I was not disappointed. Here are five of many that I observed:CUSO operations. CO-OP Financial Services is a 1,600-employee credit union service organization based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The CUSO’s president/CEO, Todd Clark, spoke about how credit unions come together as both owners and customers of the for-profit company. Staff members from member credit unions participate in “co-creation councils” that inform technology development and their executives serve on the CUSO’s board. As with many CUSOs, that “union” of credit unions generates power. “Your budgets can’t possibly match what we can do as a group,” Clark said from the stage, noting that CO-OP Financial Services is a top customer of the large corporations FIS, Jacksonville, Florida, and First Data, Atlanta. It also has the ability to touch 60 million credit union members. In contrast, Chase bank has 51 million customers. (Read more about benefits of working with CUSOs both for economy of scale and added revenue in this special report from CU Management.)last_img read more

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Open applications for the Annual Croatian Tourist Awards

first_imgThis year, two new subcategories were introduced: The most successful destination of culture and gastronomy te The most successful nautical destination. Also, the most successful City break destination will no longer be chosen, and unlike previous years, destinations from the continental and coastal part of Croatia can apply for the category of holiday tourism. Additionally, a new subcategory has been introduced in the Attraction of the Year category Natural attraction of the year, while the award in the Recreation and Entertainment subcategory will no longer be awarded. Register your ambassadors and the best in our tourism: The deadline for submitting nominations for the categories of Destination of the Year, Sustainable Tourism Award, Innovation of the Year, Attraction of the Year and “Man – the key to success, employee of the year” is July 1, 2019, while the deadline for submitting candidacies for the Croatian Tourist Award, ie the Annual Award “Anton Štifanić” and the Lifetime Achievement Award August 31, 2019. Online applications for Annual Croatian Tourist Awards 2019 in categories Destination of the year, Sustainable Tourism Award, Innovation of the year te Attraction of the year with subcategories cultural attraction, natural attraction, tourist event of the year and beach of the year. Applications are also accepted for the prize People in tourism, as part of which the Croatian Tourist Award is awarded as an annual award “Anton Štifanić” i Lifetime Achievement Award and reward “Man – the key to success, employee of the year”. DHT in Slavonia This year, for the first time, the Days of Croatian Tourism will be held from October 02 to 04, 2019 in Slavonia.center_img Destination of the year Sustainable Tourism Award Innovation of the year Cultural attraction of the year Natural attraction of the yearTourist event of the year Beach of the year People in tourism The annual Croatian Tourism Award is a project of the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which was created with the aim of further encouraging competitiveness, innovation and awareness of sustainable development and raising the quality of services and products in the tourism sector. Although one does not live from awards, the awards of the profession are still important and proof that all the effort and high level of performance is visible and thus rewarded. Our tourist heroes and ambassadors should be praised and emphasized, so report people who have stood out from the crowd and are making a positive difference every day. The categories are formed in accordance with the current Tourism Development Strategy and the Strategic Marketing Plan, they are comprehensive and follow and anticipate world tourism trends.last_img read more

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Arsenal dealt transfer blow in pursuit of Manchester United defender Chris Smalling

first_imgSmalling is wanted by Arsenal, Juventus and Inter Milan (Picture: Getty)According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Serie A giants Juve and Inter are also lining up moves for the former Fulham star.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt’s understood United would be willing to part with Smalling for a fee of around £18million in the summer.Smalling’s ultimate goal is to return to the England set up and it’s likely this will have a major influence on his club future. Advertisement Comment Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has impressed on loan at Roma (Picture: Getty)Juventus and Inter Milan have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to sign Manchester United’s on-loan centre-back Chris Smalling.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allowed Smalling to complete a temporary switch to Roma in the summer and the 30-year-old has been a revelation in Italy, even captaining the side this season.Roma are already interested in making Smalling’s move permanent at the end of the campaign, but the club are likely to come up against stiff competition for the England international.Reports at the weekend claimed that Arsenal are preparing a bid for Smalling after keeping close tabs on the defender’s impressive performances this term.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal dealt transfer blow in pursuit of Manchester United defender Chris Smallingcenter_img Advertisement Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:20FullscreenManchester City 1-2 Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/manchester-city-1-2-manchester-united-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-press-conference-2065380/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Despite recent reports suggesting otherwise, Solskjaer expects Smalling to be back playing for United next season.‘Chris has been fantastic. We know sometimes if you change the environment it can go both ways,’ the Norwegian said last week.‘But Chris is the type to relish these challenges he’s cultured, enjoys life down there, it’s a new experience for him.‘He’s a boy who couldn’t be here without being a regular and we’re so happy for him because we can see the top player he is.’MORE: Patrick Vieira admits he would listen to Arsenal offer for manager role Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Dec 2019 11:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

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ExxonMobil boosts growth plans with organizational changes

first_imgUS energy giant ExxonMobil said it will streamline its upstream organization and centralize project delivery across the company to support plans to double operating cash flow and earnings by 2025.The reorganization will be effective April 1 and involve the creation of three new upstream companies, ExxonMobil Upstream Oil & Gas Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company and ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company.The ExxonMobil Upstream Oil & Gas Company will focus on end-to-end value chain management in five distinct global businesses, unconventional, liquefied natural gas, deepwater, heavy oil and conventional.ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company will oversee strategy development, exploration, acquisitions and divestments and actively manage an upstream portfolio that is considered the most attractive since the 1999 merger of Exxon and Mobil. Consolidation of upstream portfolio management efforts in one organization will further strengthen the company’s ability to optimize portfolio value.ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company will provide technical and specialized commercial skills, such as drilling, research & technology, gas and power market optimization, and the global deployment of resources.“We’re simplifying and integrating our upstream organization to better capitalize on the industry-leading portfolio we’ve assembled through acquisitions and exploration success in the U.S. Permian Basin, Guyana, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea and Brazil,” said Neil Chapman, senior vice president.The company said in a statement, that Liam Mallon, currently president of ExxonMobil Development Company, will become president of ExxonMobil Upstream Oil & Gas Company.Steve Greenlee, currently president of ExxonMobil Exploration Company, will become president of ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company.Linda DuCharme, currently president of ExxonMobil Global Services Company, will become president of ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company.The company’s project-delivery capability will be enhanced through a single organization, ExxonMobil Global Projects Company, which will centralize major capital project planning and execution expertise into a single organization that will support all three business segments, upstream, downstream and chemical.Neil Duffin, currently president of ExxonMobil Production Company, will become president of ExxonMobil Global Projects Company.As part of the company’s annual presentation to investment analysts in March 2018, ExxonMobil outlined a growth strategy to increase earnings by more than 100 percent to $31 billion by 2025 at constant 2017 prices.Investments outlined during the annual investor presentation, across all three segments of ExxonMobil’s business – upstream, downstream, and chemical – will generate double-digit rates of return.last_img read more

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