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SUSPEN intercomparison of ultraviolet spectroradiometers

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first_imgResults from an intercomparison campaign of ultraviolet spectroradiometers that was organized at Nea Michaniona, Greece July, 1–13 1997, are presented. Nineteen instrument systems from 15 different countries took part and provided spectra of global solar UV irradiance for two consecutive days from sunrise to sunset every half hour. No data exchange was allowed between participants in order to achieve absolutely independent results among the instruments. The data analysis procedure included the determination of wavelength shifts and the application of suitable corrections to the measured spectra, their standardization to common spectral resolution of 1 nm full width at half maximum and the application of cosine corrections. Reference spectra were calculated for each observational time, derived for a set of instruments which were objectively selected and used as comparison norms for the assessment of the relative agreement among the various instruments. With regard to the absolute irradiance measurements, the range of the deviations from the reference for all spectra was within ±20%. About half of the instruments agreed to within ±5%, while only three fell outside the ±10% agreement limit. As for the accuracy of the wave-length registration of the recorded spectra, for most of the spectroradiometers (14) the calculated wavelength shifts were smaller than 0.2 nm. The overall outcome of the campaign was very encouraging, as it was proven that the agreement among the majority of the instruments was good and comparable to the commonly accepted uncertainties of spectral UV measurements. In addition, many of the instruments provided consistent results relative to at least the previous two intercomparison campaigns, held in 1995 in Ispra, Italy and in 1993 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. As a result of this series of intercomparison campaigns, several of the currently operating spectroradiometers operating may be regarded as a core group of instruments, which with the employment of proper operational procedures are capable of providing quality spectral solar UV measurements.last_img read more

MSU agrees to pay gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s accusers $500 million in settlement

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first_imgMay 16, 2018 /Sports News – National MSU agrees to pay gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s accusers $500 million in settlement FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABCNews.com(EAST LANSING, Mich.) — Michigan State University has agreed to pay the alleged victims of former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar $500 million, according to a group of lawyers representing the 332 people who accused him of sexual abuse.Of the total, $425 million will go to current claimants, meaning the 332 people being represented by the lawyers.The remaining $75 million will be set aside in a trust fund in case there are any future claimants who come forward alleging abuse by Nassar.“This historic settlement came about through the bravery of more than 300 women and girls who had the courage to stand up and refuse to be silenced,” attorney John Manley said in the news release announcing the settlement today.The Michigan State University Board of Trustees signed off on the settlement during a conference call Tuesday night.The settlement only applies to cases brought against Michigan State University and individuals associated with the school. There are other lawsuits that have been filed against a number of others – such as the U.S. Olympic Committee, famed gymnastics coaches Bela and Martha Karolyi — that are not involved with this settlement and will be progressing in their respective cases.Robert Young, who is serving as special counsel to MSU, said the school “is pleased that we have been able to agree in principle on a settlement that is fair to the survivors of Nassar’s crimes.”“We appreciate the hard work both sides put into the mediation, and the efforts of the mediator, which achieved a result that is responsible and equitable,” Young said.Nassar, who served as the longtime doctor to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison in January.Nassar faced charges on seven counts of criminal sexual misconduct in the first degree, to which he pleaded guilty to in November.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

US Navy accepts delivery of future USS South Dakota

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first_img View post tag: USS South Dakota View post tag: GDEB Photo: Future USS South Dakota (SSN 790) underway during sea trials. Photo: GDEB View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Virginia-Class Groton-based shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat has delivered the 17th Virginia-class submarine to the US Navy.The future USS South Dakota (SSN 790) was delivered in a ceremony on Sept. 24.The ship began construction in 2013 and is scheduled to commission in early 2019.South Dakota is the seventh Virginia-class Block III submarine. Block III submarines feature a redesigned bow with enhanced payload capabilities, replacing 12 individual vertical launch tubes with two large-diameter Virginia Payload Tubes, each capable of launching six Tomahawk cruise missiles.“South Dakota’s delivery is an important milestone,” said Capt. Chris Hanson, Virginia Class Program manager. “It marks the penultimate Block III delivery and will be a vital asset in the hands of the fleet.”The submarine’s sponsor is Deanie Dempsey, wife of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.The submarine will be the third US Navy ship to be commissioned with the name South Dakota. The first South Dakota (ACR 9) was a Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser. The ship served in the Pacific until the American entry into World War I, where it patrolled the South Atlantic operating from Brazil, and escorted troop transports destined for Europe.During World War II, the second South Dakota (BB 57) was commissioned as the lead ship in its class. South Dakota served in the Pacific and Atlantic as a carrier escort and patrolled the North Atlantic with the Royal Navy. Share this articlelast_img read more

Letter To The Editor: Email Communication to Representatives Bacon, McNamara and Sullivan From Gary…

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first_imgGary May E-Mail Concerning Ethics and Transparency Of State Representatives  McNamara, Sullivan, and BaconHi, Have you no sense of justice?Bosma is accused of sexual improprieties, he leads the investigation of the AG who stands accused of sexual harassment, he leads the legislative effort to craft a sexual harassment policy for the House.In spite of all this, you sign on a letter in full support of him. I’m not suggesting he’s guilty of the charges brought against him, but simple transparency and ethics would suggest that he should have some distance between his issues and the investigation and drafting of legislation addressing sexual behavior boundary violations.How much more power and riding roughshod over your constituents will be enough?Time for a change!Sincerely,Gary MayHere are The Boilerplate Responses That McNamara And Sullivan Sent To Gary May:Thank you for contacting me. My staff and I will review your comments and respond to you as soon as possible. If you need immediate assistance, please contact my Legislative Assistant, Victoria Szczechowski, at 317-232-9816.  Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and concerns.Here’s The Response That Gary got from Bacon:Thank you for contacting my office. You are receiving this message due to the larger volume of emails my office receives. My staff and I will look over your concerns and, if appropriate, a personal response will follow. If you need immediate assistance please contact my Legislative Assistant Elias Annette at 317-232-9643.FOOTNOTE: This letter to the Editor was posted without opinion, bias or editing.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

The Meters’ Zigaboo Modeliste Joins Vulfpeck In San Francisco [Videos]

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first_img1612 Use Me Without a doubt, the funk outfit Vulfpeck has been on fire in recent days as they continue their tour following their second Red Rocks performance supporting Trey Anastasio Band last Wednesday. The group has been seeing sit-ins galore at a great number of their stops, inviting legendary musicians such as Lettuce’s Adam Deitch and Phish’s Trey Anastasio to join them during their two-night Colorado run. Once the Brooklyn-based funk ensemble hit California, the fresh faces kept coming, with Louis Cole joining the group in Los Angeles. During their Tuesday night show in San Francisco at The Fillmore, Vulfpeck and friends — specifically, frequent collaborators Antwaun Stanley, Cory Wong, and Joey Dosik, who have joined the core group on this tour — had another surprise guest in store for fans: The Meters’ legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste.Watch Trey Anastasio Jam “Rango” And Michael Jackson Cover With VulfpeckModeliste joined Vulfpeck for a number of songs in the middle of the group’s performance. After being introduced, The Meters’ drummer who has called the Bay Area home now for many years came out for The Meters’ own hit, “Cissy Strut.” From there, Antwaun Stanley led vocals on Vulfpeck’s “1612” and Bill Withers’ “Use Me” while Modeliste remained behind the kit and was regularly featured on both songs. You can check out fan-shot videos of Vulfpeck’s collaboration with Zigaboo Modeliste below, courtesy of Ted Silverman. You can also check out a video that the band posted to their official Facebook page, which shows what the collaboration looked like from the stage. Check these videos out below.Vulfpeck Welcomes Adam Deitch, Treats Denver To “Dubstep” Double Encore [Videos]Setlist: Vulfpeck | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 6/6/2017Set: Intro, Fugue State, Cory Wong, Chepe, My First Car, Cissy Strut*, 1612*, Use Me Up (Bill Withers)*, Funky Duck, Aunt Leslie, Wait For The Moment, Bitter Sport, Back Pocket, Beastly, Christmas In L.A., Deantown* with Zigaboo Modeliste on drumsCissy Strutlast_img read more

Trump nominates Notre Dame alumnus to be Director of National Intelligence for second time

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first_imgPresident Donald Trump announced in a tweet Friday he is nominating Notre Dame alumnus Congressman John Ratcliffe, a Republican from Texas, to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI).“Would have completed process earlier, but John wanted to wait until after IG Report was finished. John is an outstanding man of great talent!” Trump said in the tweet.If successfully confirmed by the Senate, Ratcliffe will replace acting DNI Richard Grenell. Trump had previously indicated he wished to nominate Ratcliffe to the DNI post — vacant after former Indiana senator Dan Coates resigned from the role — last July. However, Ratcliffe withdrew from the nomination process after Republicans and Democrats alike voiced their concerns about his qualifications for the role.Ratcliffe graduated from Notre Dame in 1987, earning a bachelor’s degree in Government and International Studies and the Arts and Letters Program for Administrators.Tags: Director of National Intelligence, Donald Trump, John Ratcliffe, U.S. Senatelast_img read more

Watch Holiday Inn’s Superbly Dancey Performance

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first_img View Comments ‘Tis the season! The cast of Holiday Inn is currently hoofing it on Broadway at Studio 54. Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Corbin Bleu and the vibrant cast stopped by The Today Show on October 18 to perform a medley of “Blue Skies” and “Shaking the Blues Away,” complete with bucket dancing, strong jumprope game and Pinkham’s epic juggling skills. This cast’s dance skills make us want to celebrate every day of the week! Watch the performance below and be sure to catch Holiday Inn through January 15, 2017. Star Files The cast of ‘Holiday Inn’ Bryce Pinkham Lora Lee Gayercenter_img Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical Corbin Bleu Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 15, 2017 Related Showslast_img read more

Ex-Bolivia Anti-Drug Czar Gets 14 Years Prison In US

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first_imgBy Dialogo September 27, 2011 A federal judge in Miami sentenced a Bolivian former anti-drugs czar to 14 years in prison on drug trafficking charges, court sources said. General Rene Sanabria, who was President Evo Morales’s top anti-drug official 2007-2008, was arrested in Panama in February and extradited to Miami to face the charges. US District Judge Ursula Ungaro also sentenced Sanabria’s accomplice, Marcelo Foronda, to nine years in prison for his role in the narcotics trafficking scheme. Witnesses said that Sanabria cried and asked Ungaro to decrease his time in prison after the District Judge read the sentence in court. Sanabria’s lawyers said the general would appeal the sentence. According to trial testimony by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), in 2010 Foronda made contact with undercover US agents posing as Colombian drug traffickers who offered to distribute Bolivian cocaine in Florida. Sanabria, who at the time headed a special police anti-drug unit, agreed to make sure the shipment was protected. In September 144 kilos of cocaine was shipped to the port of Miami hidden in a container with zinc that was shipped through the Chilean port of Arica. Bolivia remains the world’s third largest producer of coca –the source plant of cocaine– after Peru and Colombia.last_img read more

4 ways to get your team in sync

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first_imgIf there are new processes in place, a new project to work on, or issues to fix, you’ll want your team to be completely on the same page. But how often is everyone on the same page? If you’re having problems in this area, here are a few ways you can get everyone in sync…Lay it all out: When a new project is being planned, involve your team as much as you can. Your team will take ownership when they’re looped in from the start, and when they’re fully invested, you’ll see a better focus and determination from start to finish.Talk is good: You can never have too much good communication. Meeting with your team as a group and one-on-one is a great opportunity to find out if everyone understands their role and how they fit in to the big picture. If you’re sensing confusion, keep chatting.Take it slow: If the finish line is a long way off, it can be hard for your team to stay on track. Break your project into smaller steps and make sure your team stays focused on one step at a time. Just like in college football, if you’re worried about a big game next week, you’re probably going to struggle with the cake walk you have this week…Be the guy your team needs you to be: You’ve got your team’s back. Make sure they know it. As their leader, you have the power to turn the ship around when things are headed in the wrong direction. Sometimes, a pat on the back and a word of support is all your employees need to feel motivated and refocus on the task at hand. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more