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  • Hurricane Dorian shutters airports across Florida, Bahamas

    first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — As Southeast cities prepare for Hurricane Dorian to arrive, numerous airports have announced closures. The dangerous storm is pummeling the Bahamas and slowly headed for the Southeast region of the U.S.Over 3,000 flights have been canceled within the U.S. from Monday to Tuesday. Orlando International Airport saw the most cancellations, with over 1,000. Here are the airports closed as of Tuesday morning: Florida — Orlando International Airport (MCO) — Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG) — Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) — Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) — Witham Field (SUA) — Orlando Sanford Int’l (SFB) — Daytona Beach Intl (DAB) — Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL)(set to re-open Tuesday at 12 p.m.) — Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) — Melbourne Int’l Airport (MLB) — Palm Beach Int’l Airport (PBI) (working to restore operations Tuesday) — Pompano Beach Airpark (PMP) — Vero Beach Rgnl (VRB) Bahamas — Marsh Harbour (MHH) — South Bimini (BIM) — North Eleuthera (ELH) — Grand Bahama Int’l(FPO)Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img read more

  • 2019 was Alaska’s hottest year on record, above average temps for most of US

    first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Alaska had its warmest year on record in 2019 with average temperatures 6.2°F above the long-term average and most parts of the country saw above-average temperatures, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The average temperature in most of the United States was 0.7°F above the 20th Century average in 2019. Precipitation was almost 5 inches above average, the second wettest year on record.Georgia and North Carolina also saw the states’ high temperatures on record last year and states in the West, South, Southeast, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast experienced above-average temperatures. Temperatures in the northern plains and South Dakota were slightly below average.Many locations across Hawaii also experienced a near-record to record warm year in 2019, partly influenced by warm ocean temperatures.Temperatures were the coolest since 2014, a change from the previous five years that market the warmest in recorded history.The average global surface temperature has risen more than 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s, according to U.S. government data, which is largely driven by releases of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by human activities like energy production and transportation.Warmer temperatures can disrupt weather patterns, amplify the threat from events like wildfires and flooding, among other changes.Precipitation was almost 5 inches above average in most of the United States in 2019, the second wettest year on record.There were 14 disaster events costing more than $1 billion in the U.S. in 2019, including tropical storms Dorian and Imelda, wildfire damage and the combined flooding from the Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. The number of $1 billion inland flooding events has increased over the last decade. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Planning key to retention

    first_img Organisations must communicate future plans to key staff to stop them becoming disillusioned or poached by headhunters.The associate director of the Institute for Employment Studies warned last week that if firms are not more proactive in this area then they will lose the war for talent. Wendy Hirsh said, “They have to actively involve employees in planning their futures. Succession planning cannot be done by one person, nor can potential successors be left unaware of their value and future role.”Hirsh, who is author of a IES report into succession planning, said, “It is better to plan for a collection of similar jobs than to try and identify specific successors for every single post.” She said suitable successors will only get support for their development if there is a measure of agreement about who is being developed and for what.Senior management needs to share and talk through its perceptions of possible successors and investigate evidence of their strengths and weaknesses.HR director of ScottishPower Paul Pagliari said HR professionals have to focus on flexible succession planning because it supports business goals.He said initiatives aimed at achieving this at ScottishPower include a scheme to manage the careers of the company’s top 100 managers, ensuring a supply of high-calibre leaders.He said, “This means we actively manage their development in line with business needs. We have the right people in the right positions at the right time.”The research, Succession Planning Demystified, was commissioned by the IES Research Club, which comprises 26 major UK firms, including Marks & Spencer, Scottish Executive and Rolls-Royce. Companies which took part in the research are trying to be more objective with promotion decisions, replacing the “old boy” succession approach.www.employment-studies.co.ukBy Richard Staines Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Planning key to retentionOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

  • Measurements of calcium and phosphorus concentrations in the neonatal dentine of Weddell and crabeater seals using energy-dispersive x-ray analysis

    first_imgConcentrations of calcium and phosphorus were measured in the neonatal dentine of 11 crabeater and 11 Weddell seal postcanine teeth with an energy-dispersive x-ray analyser. The extent of variation in elemental concentrations in different parts of the tooth, differences between species and individuals, and whether variation in elemental concentrations can provide information about dentine deposition mechanisms were assessed. No consistent patterns in elemental deposition in different parts of the tooth were found, but there were differences in concentrations between and within species. Post-natal dentine is composed of layers that appear alternately bright and dark in backscattered electron images. The elemental composition of neonatal dentine was closer to the dark bands than to those that appeared bright. It is suggested that the composition of neonatal dentine is more similar to the dark than the bright layers of dentine because of nutritional stresses that were occurring during mineral deposition.last_img read more

  • Lockheed Martin: Maritime Test Bed Demonstrates Capabilities

    first_img View post tag: Lockheed Martin August 20, 2014 Authorities View post tag: Advanced View post tag: capabilities View post tag: bed Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin: Maritime Test Bed Demonstrates Capabilities View post tag: americas Using a newly developed advanced maritime test bed, Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how continually evolving technologies such as data fusion and predictive analytics can be used to share intelligence quickly and securely – even in limited bandwidth naval settings. View post tag: Demonstratescenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Maritime This new software test platform, designed to mimic different naval environments at sea and ashore, allowed Lockheed Martin to validate sophisticated intelligence, communications and sensor systems before they are introduced in an operational setting.“The Navy is confronted with unique challenges that require superior, faster intelligence sharing,” said Dr. Rob Smith, vice president of C4ISR for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions. “The maritime test bed provides a cost effective, risk reduction platform that can be used for realistic testing to demonstrate what is possible – with the end goal of providing real-time, decision-quality intelligence for the Navy.”In its recent demonstration, Lockheed Martin used its test bed to illustrate how the Navy could fuse simulated Aegis radar data with other integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensor data to provide a comprehensive picture of the battlespace. Throughout the scenario, the test bed collected, analyzed and processed the data, then distributed to simulated platforms at sea and on shore. This collaborative atmosphere allowed users to operate more efficiently, since all units had access to integrated ISR-related activities, which in turn improved situational awareness and battle management planning.The maritime test bed was developed with open standards software infrastructure, which allows it to leverage multiple information sources and databases for testing.For testing highly sensitive technologies, the maritime test bed can be linked to the Secret Defense Research and Engineering Network (SDREN) as well as the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN).Lockheed Martin will use the test bed with all customers who wish to test C4ISR capabilities to foster a more seamless transition into real-world operations.[mappress]Press Release, August 20, 2014; Image: Lockheed Martin View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Lockheed Martin: Maritime Test Bed Demonstrates Capabilities View post tag: test Share this articlelast_img read more

  • NOTICE FROM IHCDA BLIGHT ELIMINATION PROGRAM

    first_imgNOTICE FROM IHCDA BLIGHT ELIMINATION PROGRAMAttached below is a link we know you will find extremely interesting.  The link was sent to us by one of our Indy “MOLES” who have been following the issue of the Evansville DMD TARP program and the investigation conducted by Special Agents of the Investigations Division of the Office of the Special Inspector General For The Troubled Asset Relief Program.It looks like the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has made a quick policy change concerning the property qualifications pertain to the Blight Elimination Program in Evansville and rest of Indiana.DOC105Todays “Readers Poll” question is “Do You Believe DMD Director Kelley Coures Assertions That The Feds Are Not Doing An Investigation But An Audit of TARP Funds”?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

  • Hoboken man allegedly takes a photo under a minor’s skirt

    first_img× HOBOKEN – According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, a Hoboken man has been arrested for allegedly using his cell phone to take a picture underneath a girl’s dress.Jeffrey Goldstein, 31, was arrested July 31 and charged with one count of violating a voyeurism statute that prohibits photographing a minor’s private area without consent when that individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy.He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court on Wednesday, Aug. 1 and was released on $25,000 unsecured bond.According to the press release, Goldstein was a passenger of a cruise ship on July 8 which left Bayonne for Bermuda. That evening, a 13-year-old girl was standing on the deck of the cruise ship facing outward toward the water.Goldstein allegedly approached the victim and, without her permission, placed his iPhone underneath the skirt of her dress, pointed the camera upward and took a picture. The victim felt something touch her leg. Goldstein moved to the side of the victim and soon walked away.A nearby adult saw Goldstein allegedly take a photo up the victim’s dress. Cruise ship personnel reviewed surveillance footage of the incident, which confirmed the witness’s account and identified Goldstein as the man in the footage.After obtaining a search warrant, the FBI later downloaded the contents of Goldstein’s iPhone and found the photo of the girl, along with several other “up-skirt” images.Goldstein faces a maximum potential penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.The federal government has special maritime jurisdiction.last_img read more

  • Three arrested in Warsaw during cross-country protest

    first_img (“Handcuffs” by Victor, CC BY 2.0) Three people were arrested after a cross-country protest made its way into Warsaw Wednesday night.Indiana State Police were called about the crowd of protesters intentionally blocking traffic on U.S. 30. Police report the eastbound lanes were backed up for several miles.ABC 57 News reports three people were arrested after they failed to comply with officers’ commands, and kept walking into the eastbound lanes of traffic instead of remaining on the shoulder of the road.Those arrested face the following charges:Frank “Nitty” Sensabaugh, 30 of Milwaukee, WisconsinDisorderly ConductObstruction of Traffic IndianaLocalNews All three are booked in the Kosciusko County Jail.The cross-country protest is scheduled to end in Washington, D.C. on August 28, the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Facebook Three arrested in Warsaw during cross-country protest Google+ Eric Ajala, 20 of Milwaukee, WisconsinDisorderly ConductObstruction of Traffic TAGSarrestedcross-countryEric AjalaFrank SensabaughIndianaKosciusko CountyMilwaukeeprotestTory LowewarsawWashington D.C.Wisconsin Pinterest Facebook Pinterest By Brooklyne Beatty – August 13, 2020 3 488 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ Tory Lowe, 44 of Milwaukee, WisconsinDisorderly ConductObstruction of TrafficResisting Law Enforcement WhatsApp Previous articleMichigan State Police investigating car part theftNext articleSurvey suggests half of Hoosiers spending 30+ percent of salary on rent Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

  • ‘Make it new’ isn’t for everyone

    first_imgTelling stories — it’s a form of communication we’ve been perfecting for millennia. But according to new Harvard research, storytellers still need to work on striking a balance between old and new or risk losing their audience.A paper recently published in Psychological Science finds that although people most enjoy telling a new story, what listeners really seem to crave is something familiar. Speakers are eager to captivate their listeners and think a new story is the best way to entertain, the research notes. But the study also found that speakers telling original stories are often assessed a “novelty penalty” by listeners who find it hard to follow the new information.“It struck me that we always try to add these novel stories to conversations, and then it doesn’t go over as well as we think and then conversations kind of naturally drift back towards talking about familiar things or things that we have in common with other people,” said lead author and Ph.D. student in Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Gus Cooney, who wrote the paper with happiness guru Daniel Gilbert, Harvard’s Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, and Timothy D. Wilson, a University of Virginia social psychologist.Long fascinated with how we communicate, Cooney said his own storytelling experiences, along with countless conversations through the years, inspired him to explore the notion that while “speakers may think listeners will be delighted by novel stories, familiar stories might actually delight listeners much more.”To test the hypothesis, Cooney and his team recruited 90 Harvard undergrads for a series of studies. In their lab they designated half of the participants speakers while the other half were assigned to the listening camp. As part of the experiments the listeners watched one video, while the speakers separately watched the same or a different video. The speakers were then asked to tell the listeners a story about the video the speakers themselves had watched. Before telling their stories, researchers asked the speakers to predict whether the listeners would enjoy hearing more about the familiar or unfamiliar video.“I think our imaginations can often fail us if we’ve never [experienced something] ourselves,” says lead author Gus Cooney. “Imagination is great, but it also has its limits.” Courtesy of Gus Cooney“The speakers thought listeners would enjoy hearing about a novel story,” said Cooney. “In fact, listeners enjoyed the familiar story much more.”What accounts for the discrepancy? When deciding what to tell others, storytellers face a delicate balancing act, said Cooney. They want to interest their listeners and offer them as much novel information as possible, but they also want to be careful not to confuse them along the way. “It’s a hard thing to negotiate,” Cooney said.Interestingly, the audience initially got it wrong, too. Asked in advance, listeners expected to prefer a story about the video they hadn’t seen. Yet the study’s results showed that they favored the familiar.According to Cooney, the explanation involves missing information.With a familiar tale listeners can use their own experience to insert key pieces of the story the speaker may have left out. With a new story, the listener doesn’t have that reservoir of knowledge to rely on if the speaker happens to omit something important from the narrative.“In our study, when both parties had viewed the same video, if the speaker made a mistake about something in their story, the listener could just fill in the information since they had seen the same video,” Cooney said. “But when the listener hadn’t watched the same video and didn’t have that necessary background knowledge, it was very easy for them to get confused.”Fortunately, Cooney isn’t worried that his research points to a general lack of listener imagination, but rather difficulty keeping up.“If I am telling you a story about Turkey or Thailand you may start to imagine it, but as the story goes on I start introducing new characters and new places and things that I’ve done, I think our imaginations can often fail us if we’ve never been to those places ourselves,” he said. “Imagination is great, but it also has its limits.”What’s Cooney’s biggest takeaway from the findings? When telling a story, speakers should aim for clarity over cutting edge.“Obviously I would never want to say that we shouldn’t tell people novel stories,” said Cooney. The trick, he said, is to balance being interesting with being understood. “Basically we should err more on the side of not trying to confuse our listeners rather than always trying to delight them and interest them with novel information.”last_img read more

  • Notre Dame students select 1993 photograph as newest addition to Snite collection

    first_imgEmma Farnan | The Observer The Snite Museum unveiled a new addition to its permanent collection on Tuesday. The Judith Joy Ross photo was chosen by a group of students as part of PhotoFutures.Bridget Hoyt, curator of education for academic programs at the Snite, said PhotoFutures is responsible for selecting a photograph that “addresses a theme that adds value to the permanent collection of the Snite Museum, that is a good and important aesthetic object and that also supports the mission of the University.”“So [the photograph] doesn’t just belong in an art museum, but it belongs in this art museum,” Hoyt said.The photograph chosen was “Randy Sartori, 1st Grade, Mrs. Starkey’s Class, A.D. Thomas Elementary School, Hazleton, Pennsylvania” taken in 1993 by photographer Judith Joy Ross.Sumner said members of the committee decided to choose the photograph in part because they felt many Americans could relate to it.“The main reason that we chose this [photograph] is that we felt that it was just universal,” Sumner said. “So if you look at it, you can kind of see yourself in this boy. I think that a huge mundane aspect of education is that sometimes we are disengaged from what we’re learning. And it’s important to realize that and try to improve that within the American education system.”The students considered photographs from several different eras, starting in the 1800s through the Civil Rights Movement, and finally landed on a piece that is a bit more contemporary.“We wanted the focus to be on education itself and not on some movement itself, like the Civil Rights Movement or the Public Works projects that were going on in the 1800s,” Harper said. ”We really wanted the focus to be on a classroom and the students within the classroom.”The unveiling ceremony took place Tuesday evening at the Snite. A crowd gathered around to see the acquisition that will now be a permanent piece in the museum.“When you look at the photo, you’re at the level of Randy,” Patrick said. “You’re looking in his eyes, and you can place yourself in his shoes and the experience in that classroom. There’s something so momentary, like you’re capturing him in this moment of being in the classroom, being in that space. We thought it was really powerful and moving and made it so visually compelling and important to add to our collection.”Each member of the group reflected on a different aspect of the piece, but all were pleased with the final selection.“It’s a real joy that the museum can participate in something that’s innovative and something that’s important—and because it’s coming into a permanent collection—something that’s lasting,” Snite Museum director Joe Becherer said.Tags: Judith Joy Ross, PhotoFutures, Snite Museum Museums are places of ideas, and the students of PhotoFutures 2019 had specific ideas in mind when choosing the new photograph for the Snite Museum’s permanent collection.The photograph added to the Snite’s collection was chosen by a group of Notre Dame students. Throughout the fall semester, members of PhotoFutures — senior Sarah Harper, sophomores Abigail Patrick and Claire Stein, junior Cameron Sumner and senior exchange student Stanley Ying — focused on helping choose a photograph in line with the theme “American education.” (Editor’s Note: Patrick is a Viewpoint copy editor for The Observer.)last_img read more