Atmospheric temperature responses to solar irradiance and geomagnetic activity

first_imgThe relative effects of solar irradiance and geomagnetic activity on the atmospheric temperature anomalies (Ta) are examined from the monthly to interdecadal timescales. Geomagnetic Ap (Ap) signals are found primarily in the stratosphere, while the solar F10.7-cm radio flux (Fs) signals are found in both the stratosphere and troposphere. In the troposphere, 0.1–0.4 K increases in Ta are associated with Fs. Enhanced Fs signals are found when the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is westerly. In the extrapolar region of the stratosphere, 0.1–0.6 and 0.1–0.7 K increases in Ta are associated with solar irradiance and with geomagnetic activity, respectively. In this region, Fs signals are strengthened when either the QBO is easterly, or geomagnetic activity is high, while Ap signals are strengthened when either the QBO is westerly, or solar irradiance is high. High solar irradiance and geomagnetic activity tend to enhance each other’s signatures either making the signals stronger and symmetric about the equator or extending the signals to broader areas, or both. Positive Ap signals dominate the middle Arctic stratosphere and are two to five times larger than those of Fs. When solar irradiance is low, the signature of Ap in Ta is asymmetric about the equator, with positive signals in the Arctic stratosphere and negative signals at midlatitudes of the NH stratosphere. Weaker stratospheric QBO signals are associated with high Ap and Fs, suggesting possible disturbances on the QBO. The signals of Ap and Fs are distinct from the positive temperature anomalies resulting from volcanic eruptions.last_img read more

Sr. Community Outreach Specialist

first_img You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save You need to sign in or create an account to save Public Safety Officer Save Reputation Marketing Manager GeneralSummary/Purpose:The Sr. Community Outreach Specialist for the Johns HopkinsAlzheimer’s Disease Research Center (JHADRC) works under thesupervision of the Leader of the Outreach, Recruitment andEngagement (ORE) Core of theJHADRC.Specific Duties &Responsibilities:ResearchProjects:The position involves a wide range of activities related tooutreach, recruitment and retention on behalf of the JHADRC andassociated projects.One of the primary goals of JHADRC is to increase knowledgeabout the differences between normal aging, mild memory problems,and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’sdisease.The JHADRC is responsible for conducting annual visits withparticipants, which includes clinical and cognitive assessments,blood draws and the collection of measures that provide informationabout the status of the brain (e.g., magnetic resonance imaging,cerebrospinalfluid).Theparticipants also agree to be contacted about participation instudies associated with theJHADRC.PositionResponsibilities:Theposition involves the followingresponsibilities:(1)assisting with events that provide general visibility for theJHADRC, including community conferences and healthfairs(2)assisting with the design and implementation of virtual outreachactivities, including the JHADRC Facebook page, Twitter account andnewsletter(3)assisting with the recruitment of diverse research participants forthe JHADRC, which includes giving talks about brain health, memory& aging and Alzheimer’s disease by collaborating with communitypartners who provide in-person and virtual recruitmentopportunities(4)completing eligibility screenings with potential participants todetermine if they meet enrollment criteria and assisting inscheduling potentialparticipants(5)tracking and reporting enrollment progress on a monthlybasis(6)assisting with programmatic efforts to increase participation ofJHADRC participants in biomarker protocols (i.e., brain imaging andcerebrospinal fluid collection) and braindonation(7)assisting with the planning and execution of new and existingoutreach and education programs, including those sponsored by theJHADRC Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board(MACAB)(8)providing assistance to studies associated with the JHADRC byidentifying potential participants and providing guidance withrespect to recruitmentstrategies(9)assisting with activities that are important for participantretention (e.g., meeting participants at the beginning of theirstudy visits, assisting with the organization of annual retentionevents, and sending targetedmailings)(10)assisting with activities to maintain and expand the involvement ofcommunity partners, including the MACAB. As noted above, theseresponsibilities will be carried out under the supervision of theleader of the JHADRC ORE Core, but also requires closecollaboration with the faculty and staff of the JHADRC ClinicalCore, as well as other junior and senior faculty, nurses andphysicians, and related studypersonnel.These responsibilities involve travel in the Greater Baltimorearea, including travel between several Johns Hopkins medicalcampuses and travel to community events. A flexible daily schedulewill sometimes be necessary, based on staff and facultyavailability, and the time and location of communityoutreach/educationevents.MinimumQualifications:A Bachelor’s degree in related disciplinerequired.Some related experiencerequired.Experience in a health related field and in community outreachis important, as well as the ability to adapt milestones toevolving projectpriorities.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities:Requires excellent communication, interpersonal and presentationskills, and the ability to work with a team of junior and seniorindividuals.Must be able to connect with others and interact respectfullyand in a culturally competent way with diverse cultural andsocio-economic olderpopulations.Requires good organizational skills and good computerskills.Classified Title:Sr. Community OutreachSpecialistWorking Title: Sr. Community OutreachSpecialist ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range:$16.26-$22.35 per hour(commensurate with experience)Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview Department name: 10003516-SOM Neuro Cognitive NeurologyPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Notre Dame of Maryland University Johns HopkinsBayview Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Share Salary Not Specified Save Public Safety Officer Save Program Officer II Reputation Marketing Manager Program Officer II Salary Not Specified Community Relations & Institutional Outreach Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Facebook Johns Hopkins University Twitter Maryland, United States Similar jobs Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore More searches like this Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore LinkedIn Johns Hopkins Universitylast_img read more

Biden victorious in South Carolina Democratic Primary

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden talks to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg during a break at the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has scored a resounding victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary thanks to a wave of African American support.Biden’s win could force his moderate rivals out of the race and blunt the rise of progressive leader Bernie Sanders.Shortly after Biden’s victory was declared, fellow Democratic hopeful Tom Steyer announced he was dropping out of the race.Biden’s top finish came in a do-or-die campaign that followed three underwhelming performances for the former vice president.Next comes “Super Tuesday” when Democrats in 14 states go to the polls.Biden hopes he’s now got momentum for those contests, which offer enough delegates to put the nomination clearly in one candidate’s favor. Biden victorious in South Carolina Democratic Primary IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Twitter Facebook Google+ Google+ By Associated Press – March 1, 2020 1 243 Previous articlePresident Trump announces additional travel alerts in response to Coronavirus spreadNext articleInvestigation into activity involving prescription medications underway inside 911 dispatch center Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

News story: Store First Limited – information for creditors, customers, investors and other interested parties.

first_img Store First Limited, company registration number 07463355 Store First Blackburn Limited, company registration number 07951785 Store First St Helens Limited, company registration number 09664578 SFM Services Limited, company registration number 07160642 For a period of six months following the sale, attempt to complete purchases of storage pods which were not legally completed prior to the liquidation. Accept any requests from investors to surrender their pods. Store First Freeholds Limited will cover their own costs of the surrender, but the investor will not receive any payment. Exchange pods which are unusable for a pod of the same size and dimension, subject to availability. Assist investors with applying for Business Rates relief. Will not market or sell pods to third parties for investment purposes. Court outcomeOn 30 April 2019 the court made an order to wind-up four companies in the public interest by consent between those four companies and the Secretary of State. The companies wound-up in court: The trial started on 15 April 2019 at the Manchester District Registry of the High Court and was presided over by HHJ Hodge QC. The Official Receiver has been appointed as liquidator.The petition to wind up Store First Midlands Ltd was dismissed, also by consent between the parties following Store First Midlands Ltd transferring a storage centre it owned in Nottingham to Store First St Helens Limited. Store First Midlands has undertaken to the Court to no longer sell or market store pods as an investment or otherwise.LiquidationThe Official Receiver was appointed as liquidator and has responsibility for dealing with the assets and liabilities of the four companies.On 11 December 2019, the Official Receiver completed the sale of the freehold, associated assets and goodwill of the 15 Storage centres located in Blackburn, Burnley, Rochdale, Barnsley, Liverpool, Ellesmere Port, Wakefield, Glasgow, Preston, Derby, Leeds, St Helens, Manchester, Northampton and Nottingham to Store First Freeholds Limited.On the same date the Official Receiver also completed the sale of the assets of SFM Services Limited to Pay Store Limited.The Purchasers have confirmed that they intend to continue renting the self-storage units to end users and that Pay Store will continue to manage the storage sites on a day to day basis using the name Store First.Queries regarding the day-to-day business at the 15 sites should be directed to Pay Store: [email protected] for investorsInvestors who have enquiries regarding the operation of the sites and their pods should contact Pay Store: [email protected] you completed a purchase of a storage pod prior to the Companies entering liquidation the sale of the sites will not affect the ownership of your pod.The Official Receiver and the Purchasers have agreed that the Purchasers will: Investors with enquiries regarding any of the agreements listed above should contact Pay Store: [email protected] Official Receiver is responsible for investigating the cause of the liquidation of the four companies, including any business dealings and affairs, and reporting on the conduct of the directors. If you have any information that may assist in these duties please send to [email protected] from the liquidatorThe Official Receiver is and remains the sole appointed liquidator of the companies by virtue of the court order dated 30 April 2019 and pursuant to s136(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986.Third Parties not connected to the Official Receiver continue to contact individual investors requesting upfront payments. These entities are not connected to the Official Receiver in his capacity as the Liquidator of the companies and they do not have the authority to act on the Official Receiver’s behalf.The Official Receiver accepts no responsibility for these third parties and for any individuals who enter into agreements with such third parties and any loss suffered as a consequence.Contacting the Official ReceiverAll enquiries relating to the Companies’ affairs should continue to be directed to:The Official Receiver, Public Interest Unit, 2nd Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, London Road, Manchester, M1 3BN. Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Darren Criss Performs Stripped Down Aladdin Tune & More in Disney on B’way Special

first_img View Comments Darren Criss Frozen is coming to the Great White Way! We had more than a hunch that this was going to happen, but we’re thrilled Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the flick’s stage plans on ABC’s Backstage with Disney on Broadway on December 14. While we wait for Broadway to spiral in frozen fractals all around, here are some clips from last night’s TV special. First, check out Ashley Brown’s beautiful rendition of “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins, which she headlined on the Great White Way back in 2006 (but we already knew she sounded great). Then, meet the Newsies of the show’s first national tour. Next, check out Nashville stars Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen on the titular song of Beauty and the Beast. And finally, take a listen as Darren Criss performs a stripped down (the song, not him) acoustic cover of “Proud of Your Boy” from Aladdin. Congrats, Mickey, on 20 years of Broadway magic!center_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Running of the Lights 2013

first_imgThe holidays can mean many things to many people. For some it’s family, for others it’s a time of reflection, but one thing is virtually unavoidable during this time of year: packing on the pounds. Of course, there are fitness freaks out there that can resist the onslaught of cookies, candy canes, and eggnog that tempt us around every corner; who stick to their regimen despite the in-laws visiting – or maybe because of it – the presents that have to be wrapped, and the wassailing that must be done. Leave these people to their devises, they are missing out on the best part of this week. The holiday season is all about gorging yourself right before the end of the year, then resolving to live a healthier life in the next 365 days – or at least 358 or so until the holidays role around again. Well, the binging is over and now it’s time to get back to work. Get started on that New Year’s Resolution by kicking off the year with a gentle 5k to ease back into working out, and working off those holiday love handles.Get 2013 started on the right foot with the Running of the Lights in Clemmons, N.C. The course winds through the Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights, making this one of the most scenic runs of the season. The race starts at the crack of midnight on New Year’s Eve.View Larger Maplast_img read more

Top 3 drivers of employee satisfaction – and salary isn’t one of them

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Have you ever gone down rabbit holes on the web, where you start reading one article, then click an embedded link that seems intriguing, and then do it again in the next article?The next thing you realize is that three hours have passed, you missed a phone call with a colleague, and worst, you missed your regular infusion of Diet Coke (OK, maybe that last part is just me).I have Glassdoor to thank for my latest trip down the rabbit hole through the innocent entry point of their list of the 25 highest paying companies in America. Unsurprisingly, all 25 spots are held by consulting and high-tech firms. continue reading »last_img read more

Surgeon with Ebola heads to US for care

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img 258 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Surgeon with Ebola heads to US for care by: – November 14, 2014 (Photo: AP)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said.Dr Martin Salia is being taken to Omaha to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center, Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer, Dr Brima Kargbo, told The Associated Press on Friday. The US Embassy in Freetown said Salia himself was paying for the expensive evacuation.A Sierra Leone citizen, the 44-year-old Salia lives in Maryland and is a permanent US resident, according to a person in the United States with direct knowledge of the situation. The person was not authorised to release the information and spoke on condition of anonymity.The doctor will be the third Ebola patient at the Omaha hospital and the 10th person with Ebola to be treated in the US The last, Dr Craig Spencer, was released from a New York hospital on Tuesday.The Nebraska Medical Center said Thursday it had no official confirmation that it would be treating another patient, but that an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone would be evaluated for possible transport to the hospital. The patient would arrive Saturday afternoon.Salia is a general surgeon who had been working at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown, according to the person familiar with the case. He came down with symptoms of Ebola on November 6 but test results were negative for the deadly virus. He was tested again on Monday, and he tested positive. Salia is in stable condition at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown. It wasn’t clear whether he had been involved in the care of Ebola patients.last_img read more

Pioneer Preparatory School presents ‘A World of Art’

first_img Share EducationLocalNewsPrimary Pioneer Preparatory School presents ‘A World of Art’ by: – June 28, 2012 166 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Cast of the Musical “Annie”The Pioneer Preparatory School will on Saturday afternoon present an art show dubbed, ‘A World of Art’ to put on display the student’s art work throughout the year.The halls and classrooms of the school in Checkhall will be adorned with outstanding pieces of watercolour, coal, and wax which will be also be available for purchasing.A press release indicates that the school’s mission to nurture the ‘whole child’ has from its inception offered a strong art program and the shows have a reputation of very high quality work. ‘A World of Art’ is scheduled for 3pm at the school in Checkhall.One of Dominica’s most prominent Visual Artists, Earl Etienne has donated a painting to be auctioned through an exciting ‘Dutch Auction’.Among the highlights of the art show will be an “Against the Clock’ painting competition in which , accomplished artist and Pioneer’s Art Program Director/Teacher, Hilroy Fingal, will be working on a painting and guests are invited to spur him on with bids on his ability to complete this work or not! Another highlight of this year’s art show will be a theatrical production of the Musical “Annie”. A cast entirely of students will stun the audience with their acting talent and singing sensation, and will commence at 4:00pm.The play “Annie” follows an interesting storyline in which an orphan, Annie, is stuck in a horrible orphanage that ill-treats her. She is the only orphan who has an intent hope that one day her parents will return for her. The audience is gripped as each hopes to discover what will happen to Annie. “Annie” appeals to all as the wonder of words is revealed through music and dramatic display.The general public is invited to take advantage of this free opportunity to view the Pioneer Annual Art Show which will be up for only one week starting from 3pm on 30th June 2012, and will climax on Friday 6th July, 2012.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Gerrard: Suarez should repay Liverpool

first_img The unsettled Uruguay striker went public with his grievances after a second bid of £40million plus £1 by Arsenal, which they thought should have triggered his departure, was rejected by the Anfield club in July. Liverpool have always maintained there was no release clause as such – only a requirement to notify the player and begin negotiations should they wish. And Gerrard does not think a move to another Barclays Premier League outfit would be right for Suarez, who has since rejoined the first-team squad after apologising for his behaviour over the summer. Quoted in several national newspapers, the England skipper said: “I didn’t ever think Luis would leave – well, not to another English club anyway. “I don’t want to disrespect Arsenal, because they are a fantastic club, but I don’t see joining them as being a step forward for Luis.” He continued: “Luis has got to openly admit this club have stood behind him on a couple of massive occasions and they’ve rewarded him with new contracts as well. “I think he’s got to stop and realise that the club have been fair to him. He is at the right age (26), he is going to be fantastic for us if he stays for another year. “There are only really two or three clubs he should leave this football club for if he is taking a step forward. “If we don’t qualify for the Champions League this season he can go to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich – and he can go with his head held high. “The one thing I can assure you – it’s not about money with Luis Suarez.” Gerrard, who was on the verge of joining Chelsea in 2005 before opting to stick with his boyhood club, added: “I understand we’re a little bit off the Champions League here at the moment, but I think he would ruin the relationship he has got with the supporters here if he went to another English club. “I saw what happened to Fernando Torres (when he joined Chelsea in January 2011). I didn’t want Luis to make the same mistake and that’s the advice I gave him. He’ll have another chance to move forward to a club that he deserves to be at.” Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Luis Suarez owes it to the Merseyside club to stay for at least another year – and to only leave if he was making a “step forward”.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more