Global-scale tidal structure in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere during the PSMOS campaign of June-August 1999 and comparisons with the global-scale wave model

first_imgObservations of mean winds and semidiurnal and diurnal tides in the mesosphere/lower-thermosphere (MLT) region were made during the 3-month Planetary-Scale Mesopause Observing System Summer 1999 campaign. Data from 22 ground-based radars (and from two other instruments with measurements for the same period but in 1998) allow us to investigate the ability of the GSWM-00 to simulate the solar tides in the mesopause region (90-95 km). Here we have found that the GSWM-00 provides an increasingly reasonable estimate of most of the tidal characteristics in the MLT region. However, the representation of the 24 h tide appears superior to that of the 12 h tide. Some of these discrepancies are studied in detail. In particular, the observations reveal significant 12 h tidal amplitudes at high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere summer. There is evidence for relation between the longitudinal variability of the mean zonal wind and the tidal characteristics seen from the radar wind measurements in the summer middle latitudes and a quasi-stationary planetary wave with zonal wave number one.last_img read more

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US Navy Vessels Rendezvous in the Caribbean Sea

first_img View post tag: Navy On May 3 two US Navy vessels met in the Caribbean Sea for a replenishment-at-sea. View post tag: Caribbean Sea Authorities As the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was sailing to Jamaica for Continuing Promise 2015, it met with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) and engaged in RAS.Continuing Promise is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian-civil assistance, subject matter expert exchanges, medical, dental, veterinary and engineering support and disaster response to partner nations and to show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America and the Caribbean.[mappress mapid=”15889″]Image: US Navy US Navy Vessels Rendezvous in the Caribbean Sea Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Vessels Rendezvous in the Caribbean Sea May 6, 2015center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: USNS Comfort View post tag: US Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USNS Big Hornlast_img read more

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Coffee with a Cop / Tuesday, July 19th / 7:00a until 9:00a / Donut…

first_imgToday (Tuesday, July 19th) come join us from 7:00a until 9:00a at the Donut Bank Bakery & Coffee Shop located at 1200 Lincoln Avenue for Coffee with a Cop. Come in for great coffee and donuts and discuss whatever is on your mind with Chief Bolin and other officers from throughout the Evansville Police Department.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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Businesses going bust increase in double-dip recession

first_imgThe number of retailers going out of business has risen by 38% in the first quarter of 2012, according to accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy.The latest statistics from the firm revealed 680 companies went bust during the first three month of the year, up from 486 in the fourth quarter 2011.Anthony Cork, partner at Wilkins Kennedy, said: “Last year was bad but this year is even worse. Retailers are still struggling with rents that they feel are far above the market rate and banks are particularly reluctant to extend credit to struggling retail businesses.“The double-dip has pulled the retail sector down sharply. It is hard to see consumer spending rebounding in the current environment of slow wage growth and worries over the Eurozone.”Some of this year’s high street retailer casualties have included discount clothing retailer Peacocks, The Game Group and Clinton Cards.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) additionally reported slumping retail sales figures for April last week, highlighting zero growth in total sales values, excluding fuel, compared with April 2011 – meaning a real-terms fall. This compares with a 1% decline recorded for the same period by the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) own figures earlier this month.Stephen Robertson, director general at the BRC, said:”April sales were always going to struggle against a strong performance a year ago helped by better weather, a later Easter and an extra bank holiday then but real-terms sales declines are bad news. Falling inflation offers some hope for customers but disposable incomes are still dropping and people are not spending on things that aren’t immediate needs.”Retailers are hoping the return of sun in the last few days and the build- up to this summer’s big events produces a much- needed lift in the public mood but a fundamental turnaround remains illusory.”last_img read more

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Brooklyn Bowl Hosts All-Star Benefit For John Perry Barlow [A Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Brooklyn Bowl hosted a great tribute to honor the songs of poet and Grateful Dead lyricist, John Perry Barlow. The event featured Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and Scott Padden, aka the Terrapin Family Band, alongside an all-star cast of special guests. Eric Krasno and Jackie Greene both added their unique guitar playing to the occasion, with Jon Graboff of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Karina Rykman of Marco Benevento Band, Katie Jacoby, Rob Barraco of Dark Star Orchestra, Leslie Mendelson, and more.HeadCount and D’Angelico Guitars teamed up to auction off an exclusive guitar signed by Bob Weir and John Perry Barlow. The auction and show were designed to raise money for the John Perry Barlow Wellness Trust to aid the longtime Grateful Dead lyricist in his current medical battle. In case you weren’t able to make the event, you can also donate here. Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography.last_img read more

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Weekend Picks: Big Muddy Challenge, Richmond VA

first_imgIt’s time again for the Big Muddy Challenge in Richmond, Virginia. There’s still time to get your tickets, and if you’ve never been, it’s the perfect time to start. Anyone six and over is welcome, so the whole family can participate.For those of you who haven’t heard, the event was created by a group of active individuals who found that having children meant they had a lot less free time. They also noticed it was difficult to find endurance events that their kids could enjoy. Thus the Big Muddy Challenge was born — an event designed specifically for parents and children to experience a fun run together.If you’re looking to volunteer, there’s a bunch of different roles you can perform from registration to supervising the course, and everything in between. You’ll get a free t-shirt and food for the day, plus a free parent/child registration.This year the event is being held August 2 at Ashland Berry Farm just a little north of Richmond. There’ll be a wide variety of vendors, from food trucks to bands, and race sponsors at the event for you to peruse before or after your race. It’s a truly family event so there’s something for everyone.last_img read more

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Deputy Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Nassau Sheriff

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A female Nassau County Deputy Sheriff filed a federal lawsuit alleging that she was subjected to near constant sexual harassment for the two years she was assigned to the Family Court Unit.Alicia Boudouris, 45, claimed in the lawsuit filed Friday that when she threatened to make a formal complaint, she was allegedly transferred and subjected to further retaliatory harassment—including being followed and filmed by fellow officers.“They were behaving like a frat house,” her attorney, Rick Ostrove, told reporters Monday during a news conference at his Garden City office. “Like a bunch of people who don’t know how to behave properly and who don’t respect women and who don’t treat women properly, objectifying women to talk about their body parts. It’s not what should be happening in any workplace and women should not have to be subjected to this.”The suit alleged that Sherriff Michael Sposato, Capt. Lawrence Schnurr, Lt. Lou Cafiero and Sgt. Dan Snydor created and perpetuated an atmosphere of hostility toward women in the male-dominated agency that runs the county jail in addition to court duties. The suit names all four men and the county as defendants. The court documents did not specify how much in monetary damages are being sought.The harassment began, she alleged, before she even stepped foot inside her department. According to the lawsuit, Boudouris learned that was branded as “old hag” and “old bag” while she was still in the academy from June 2010 to January 2011, when the unit learned that the 45-year-old married mother of two was assigned to work alongside them upon graduation from the academy.Once she began working in her official capacity, she was continuously subjected to what was she said was commonly referred to as “the Lou Show,” a rolling often profane and offensive commentary by Lt. Cafiero, she alleged. Subjects included musings about possible grooming techniques for genitalia, calling Rosie O’Donnell and Ellen Degeneres “carpet munchers,” among other degrading comments, according to the lawsuit.Boudouris, who Cafiero allegedly referred to as “Boobdouris,” also contended that after she’d been transferred out of the Family Court Unit and into a field unit, she was denied the same opportunities to earn overtime compensation. The case is being investigated by the Equal Opportunity Commission, officials said.“We do not comment when there is an active EEO investigation,” Nassau County Carnell Foskey said in a statement in response to a request for comment from the sheriff’s office. “We take any allegations of this nature seriously and are fully investigating this matter.”Ostrove, who did not make his client available for comment, added: “The types of things being said were the types of things that we can’t say here today and should never be said in any workplace, especially a law enforcement environment where people are assigned to protect the public and to respect the laws and respect others and provide gender equality.”last_img read more

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Lloyds black horse is made redundant

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Ronson Air

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