Review and revision of measurements of stratospheric N2O5

first_imgMeasurements of N2O5 in the stratosphere and of its spectrum at 1240 cm−1 in the laboratory are reviewed. Errors in previous publications about N2O5 are discussed briefly. The earliest stratospheric measurement is significantly revised in the light of new measurements of band strength. All the measured profiles are tabulated using a standard value for the band strength; they can be linearly scaled if future, more accurate, measurements suggest that a different value should be usedlast_img

Weber State Football Hosts Maine Friday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Friday, the Weber State football team hosts Maine as the squad has advanced to the NCAA FCS quarterfinals for the second consecutive season.The #2 seeded Wildcats will be on ESPN-2 Friday evening against the Black Bears as they play for the right to advance to the FCS semifinals.The Wildcats are the winner of seven straight games, the third-longest streak in school history.The Black Bears come into Stewart Stadium as the #7 seeded team in FCS after routing Jacksonville State 55-27 last Saturday at Orono, Maine.Maine represents the Colonial Athletic Association and this is the third time in history, the Wildcats have faced an opponent from that league, but their first game against the Black Bears.The Wildcats lost to William & Mary in the first round of the 2009 playoffs and to James Madison last year in the FCS quarterfinals.Weber State has won nine straight home games (their second-longest streak in school history) and 11 of their last 12 contests at Stewart Stadium.The Black Bears are led by quarterback Chris Ferguson (166-287, 1,877 yards, 18 TD’s/9 INT’s), receiver Earnest Edwards (46 rec, 722 yards, 9 TD’s) and tailback Ramon Jefferson (156 car, 884 yards, 7 TD’s).Defensively, linebacker Sterling Sheffield, leads the Black Bears with 8.5 sacks. Fellow linebacker, Canadian national Deshawn Stevens, has 8 sacks to further bolster the Maine defense. Defensive back Richard Carr has a team-best three interceptions for the Black Bears. Written by Tags: Black Bears/Chris Ferguson/Colonial Athletic/Deshawn Stevens/Earnest Edwards/Jacksonville State/James Madison/Maine Football/Ramon Jefferson/Sterling Sheffield/Stewart Stadium/Weber State Football/Wildcats/William & Mary December 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Hosts Maine Friday Brad Jameslast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 1/11/19

first_imgJanuary 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/11/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Atlanta       123  Philadelphia  121 Final  Washington    113  Milwaukee     106 Final  Indiana       121  N-Y Knicks    106 Final  Toronto       122  Brooklyn      105 Final  Dallas        119  Minnesota     115 Final  Houston       141  Cleveland     113 Final  Portland      127  Charlotte      96 Final  Utah          113  L.A. Lakers    95 Final  Golden State  146  Chicago       109   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final  Carolina     4  Buffalo   3 Final  Winnipeg     4  Detroit   2 Final  Calgary      4  Florida   3 Final  Pittsburgh   7  Anaheim   4   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final  Maryland   78  (22) Indiana   75Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Duckett leads Southern Utah over Northern Arizona 31-30

first_img Associated Press Tags: Big Sky/SUU Thunderbirds Football/Thomas Duckett FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Thomas Duckett scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 54-yard run late in the third quarter and Southern Utah held off Northern Arizona for a 31-30 victory on Saturday.Duckett ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries and caught five passes for 81 yards and a score for the Thunderbirds (3-8, 2-5 Big Sky). His touchdown run at the end of the third gave Southern Utah a 31-27 lead.Luis Aguilar kicked a 46-yard field goal early in the fourth to pull the Lumberjacks (4-7, 2-5) within a point. Northern Arizona drove from its own 19 to a first-and-goal at the Southern Utah 3 on its next possession, but the Thunderbirds held them out, including stuffing George Romero-Robinson’s run for no gain on fourth down from the 1.Southern Utah forced a punt after Northern Arizona went three-and-out on its next possession, and Duckett ran three times for a first down to allow the Thunderbirds to run out the clock.Chris Helbig passed for 290 yards and a touchdown and Landen Measom caught six passes for 125 yards for Southern Utah.Case Cookus threw for 325 yards and a touchdwon and Brandon Porter caught 10 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown for Northern Arizona. Written by November 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local Duckett leads Southern Utah over Northern Arizona 31-30last_img read more

Hess slashes 2020 budget by $800m amid declining oil prices

first_img US oil and gas firm Hess originally announced a $3bn budget for 2020. (Credit: Hess Corporation) US oil and gas company Hess has reduced its capital and exploratory budget for 2020 by $800m, owing to the sharp decline in oil prices.The company’s budget for the year now stands at $2.2bn, compared to its previously  announced spending of $3bn.Additionally, the company has entered into a new $1bn loan agreement with a term of three years, which was signed with JPMorgan Chase Bank.The term loan has provisions that need the oil and gas producer to reduce the initial funded amount from JPMorgan, which it plans to do by syndicating the loan to other banks.The US oil and gas firm said that its actions are aimed at further bolstering its cash position and financial liquidity amid the falling oil prices. Hess CEO comments on the revised budgetHess CEO John Hess said: “With 80% of our oil production hedged in 2020, our significantly reduced capital and exploratory budget and our new three year loan agreement, our company is well positioned for this low price environment.“Our focus is on preserving cash and protecting our world class investment opportunity in Guyana.”In Guyana, the US oil and gas company is undertaking the $6bn Liza Phase 2 development alongside ExxonMobil in the offshore Stabroek block. The partners have made a series of oil discoveries in the Stabroek concession.In order to stick to the revised budget, the company’s primary move will be to shift from a six-rig programme in the Bakken formation to just the one rig, with the campaign to be wrapped up by the end of May.The company expects its net production from the Bakken formation following the revised budget to average nearly 175,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2020, compared to the original guidance of about 180,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.Hess has decided to postpone most of its discretionary exploration and offshore drilling activities with the exception of Guyana.It said in a statement: “In 2020, approximately 80% of the company’s oil production is hedged by put options, with 130,000 barrels a day at $55 per barrel West Texas Intermediate put options and 20,000 barrels a day at $60 per barrel Brent put options.”The company has revised down its forecast for net production in 2020 to 325,000-330,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day with the exclusion of Libya. In January 2020, the company expected to see a net production range of 330,000-335,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Hess has revised its budget for 2020 from $3bn to $2.2bn with plans to reduce its activities in the Bakken formation in the USlast_img read more

NAVFAC EXWC Holds Oil Spill Response Training

first_img View post tag: Training NAVFAC EXWC Holds Oil Spill Response Training View post tag: NAVFAC Share this article The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed oil spill response training at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, July 14-17. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: response View post tag: Maritime View post tag: spillcenter_img August 1, 2014 View post tag: EXWC Training & Education View post tag: holds View post tag: oil Back to overview,Home naval-today NAVFAC EXWC Holds Oil Spill Response Training The training was executed under the NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program and provided Navy and Marine Corps Facility Response Team (FRT) personnel with the requisite skills to quickly respond to on-water oil spills. “This course is essential for teaching military, DoD civilian and contracted Port Operations personnel what they’re required to know as FRT members, and strategies for dealing with serious environmental emergencies of this type,” said NAVFAC EXWC Commanding Officer Capt. Mark. K. Edelson.“We’ve all seen the environmental damage that results from large and small scale oil spills,” Edelson added. “The Navy places a high priority on being good stewards of the environment and preventive classes such as these are an important part of meeting that obligation.”Although the course is primarily intended for FRT leaders and team members, it is also highly recommended for facility spill management team members who are assigned to the Incident Command System Operation and Planning Section billets. Successful completion of the course certifies each student as a First Responder Operation Level as required by the Code of Federal Regulations for all personnel responding to an on-water oil spill. NAVFAC EXWC contracted training is provided using EXWC procured oil spill response, containment and recovery equipment for waterfront facilities that manage ship, boat, barge or other marine operations with a potential for oil and fuel spills. EXWC also provides access to other oil spill training, expertise and support associated with on water oil spill response.The NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program annually conducts more than 50 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Facility Response Team on-water training and certification courses worldwide.[mappress]Press Release, August 1, 2014; Image: US Navylast_img read more

City Council Awards Contracts for Dredging Projects

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIIn the past three years, Ocean City has been spending millions of dollars to methodically clear out channels and lagoons clogged with mud and silt.The ambitious program will resume this fall following City Council’s approval Thursday night of two dredging contracts for a series of shallow lagoons along the back bays.City Business Administrator George Savastano said the dredging projects will boost the local economy by making Ocean City more attractive to boaters and by helping the bayfront marinas.“It’s good to have navigable waterways throughout all of the lagoons. It’s good for our boating community and good for our economy,” Savastano said in an interview after the Council meeting.One of the dredging projects will include the North Point Lagoon, the Waterfront Park & Marina and the Bayside Center. Charter Contracting Company LLC of Boston, the low bidder, was awarded a $1.4 million contract to dredge those areas.In a separate project, Charter Contracting was awarded a $915,000 contract to dredge the Snug, Sunny and South Harbors, Glen Cove, Bluefish Lagoon and 7th Street. Charter was also the low bidder for this project.Charter Contracting Company of Boston will perform the dredging work for Ocean City. (Courtesy of Charter Contracting Company website)The dredging program planned for this fall also includes what the city calls “maintenance projects” that will improve tidal flow and keep sediment from building up at the mouths of other lagoons.In 2018, Ocean City became the first municipality in New Jersey to receive a state permit allowing it to dredge along the entire length of the island.The permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection essentially gives the city blanket approval to dredge the bayfront from one end of town to the other. In the past, the city had to secure permits for each dredging project it had proposed.Boat slip owners are able to piggyback on the city’s dredging permits for their own projects. Under the voluntary program, property owners still have to pay for dredging their slips, but the process relieves them of some of the costs and headaches of doing the work on their own, including finding a disposal site for the sediment.Mayor Jay Gillian has repeatedly said that the dredging projects preserve property values, improve public safety, help the boat owners and marinas and protect the environment.City Council also approves a contract for the installation of artificial turf at the airport to discourage birds from congregating near the runway.In other business Thursday, Council awarded a $565,843 contract to low bidder Act Global Americas Inc. of Austin, Texas, to install artificial turf at Ocean City Municipal Airport. The artificial turf will discourage birds from congregating on the airport grounds and causing a potential danger for planes.The city is receiving a $618,764 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to install the artificial turf in different areas of the airport, including both ends of the runway.Artificial turf is supposed to make the airport less hospitable to seagulls and other birds, which graze next to the runway or make the bayside property their home.Savastano explained that birds prefer natural grass, so by placing artificial turf near the runway the hope is that they will go elsewhere.The airport’s expansive grounds next to the bay and marshlands make it a natural gathering spot for seagulls and other shore birds.The airport’s bayside location is a natural attraction for seagulls and other shore birds.Built in 1935, the airport’s claim to fame is that it is the only one in New Jersey located on a barrier island, giving tourist-dependent Ocean City another way to draw visitors to the beach resort.The airport is only a few blocks from the beach. During the summer, it is common to see pilots and their families get off their planes toting their beach chairs and umbrellas.Overall, the airport handles about 1,400 planes each year, with about 80 percent of the traffic arriving in the summer, the facility’s manager said last year. New contracts will continue the dredging program for lagoons and channels along the back bays.last_img read more

Get a First Look at Estelle Parsons in the Explosive New Poster for Broadway’s The Velocity of Autumn

first_img The Velocity of Autumn Estelle Parsons Tick, Tick… Boom! Estelle Parsons leads the Broadway premiere of Eric Coble’s new play The Velocity of Autumn. The Oscar winner is cast as an eccentric 79-year-old Brooklynite who barricades herself in her brownstone, armed with explosives and a Zippo lighter. She’s visited by her estranged son (played by two-time Tony winner Stephen Spinella), who tries to reason with her. (This is Estelle Parsons we’re talking about, so good luck, Stephen.)  Directed by Molly Smith, The Velocity of Autumn doesn’t begin performances at Broadway’s Booth Theatre until April 1, but Broadway.com has your first look at the show’s striking poster. Check it out above, and mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss Parsons’ fiery star turn in The Velocity of Autumn. Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014 View Commentslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Sarah Brightman Sells a Piece of Phantom History & More

first_img London’s Evita Finds All Its Star Quality We now know who will be joining the previously announced Madalena Alberto, Marto Pellow and Ben Forster in the West End’s new production of Evita. Rounding out the cast will be Matthew Cammelle, Sarah McNicholas, Michelle Pentecost, Amira Matthews, Olive Robinson, Verity Burgess, Gemma Atkins, Lizzie Ottley, Joe McCourt, Joe Maxwell, Joel Elferink, Ryan Pidgen, Anthony Ray, Chris Stoddart, Callum Fitzgerald, David Burlin, Stuart MacIver, Peter McPherson, Joseph Connor, Jamie Tyler and Christopher Palmer. The limited engagement will begin previews on September 16 with opening night set for September 22. Rupert Murdoch is Aiming for Broadway Oscar nominee and Great White Way vet James Cromwell is set to play Rupert Murdoch in David Williamson’s bio-play Rupert. The production, which will open in November in Sydney, Australia, is aiming to transfer to the West End in 2015 and Broadway in 2016. Cromwell, perhaps best known for his work in Babe and LA Confidential, told the Sydney Morning Herald: “I like taking on the dragon…And Murdoch is definitely the dragon.” We’re thinking that the media tycoon might not be quite as supportive to Cromwell about his portrayal as Her Majesty has been to the about-to-return-to-Broadway Dame Helen Mirren with hers. Lesley Ann Warren Returns to Cinderella It’s possible! Lesley Ann Warren shall go to the ball—the Oscar nominee will attend Broadway’s Cinderella on September 23 and join the cast during the curtain call for an encore performance of “Ten Minutes Ago.”  Warren played the titular character in the 1965 television version (the original 1957 incarnation was headlined by Julie Andrews). It’s all in celebration of the 50th Anniversary DVD release of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Brian d’Arcy James Lands Big Screen Role Two-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek, Sweet Smell of Success) has signed up for new movie Spotlight. According to Deadline, the project, about a Boston pedophile priest, will be directed by Tom McCarthy and star Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber and Rachel McAdams.center_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Sarah Brightman Sells a Piece of Phantom History Some news for Phantom history buffs from #SarahBrightman, the West End and Broadway’s original Christine and future astronaut. To celebrate the show’s success back in 1987, the musical’s composer Andrew Lloyd Webber bought Brightman, his then wife, the pictured tiger jewelry from the collection of the Duchess of Windsor. (AKA Wallis Simpson, the one Edward VIII gave up the British throne for.) Now the first angel of music is auctioning the two pieces off at Christie’s in Geneva on November 11. Brightman will be giving a portion of the proceeds from the sale to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, which supports the arts, music in schools and more. Wearing $2 million or so of jewelry in space probably isn’t really the done thing.last_img read more

Distance Persistence

first_imgFew people will walk as many footsteps in the Southern Appalachians this year as Scot Ward. The 36-year-old professional thru-hiker is currently knocking off his fourth thru-hike of the Mountains to Sea Trail in North Carolina, after which he’ll head over to Kentucky to thru-hike the 280-mile Sheltowee Trace for the secnd time. Then he’ll hike the Tuscarora Trail, Allegheny Trail, Pine Mountain Trail, Pennsylvania Mid State Trail, and Standing Stone Trails. All together, he’s looking to hike seven different long trails, many of which help comprise the Great Eastern Trail (GET), for a total of 2,500 miles before October. Along the way, he’s going to write five different guidebooks for these underserved long trails. It’s all in a year’s work for one of the South’s most intriguing characters.Thru-hiking is a rough life. What makes you keep walking? It’s what I do. I’ve been doing this for 22 years. My first big trip was a bike ride from Florida to New York in 1992. Along the way, I’ve met a lot of generous people who’ve helped me out with showers, bottles of water, a place to stay. I ask how I can repay them, and they always say, “Just pay it forward. Help someone else.” I don’t have any money, I don’t really have a home. I hike and I write these guidebooks as a way of paying back all the favors I’ve been granted. Hopefully, my guidebooks will help others enjoy the adventures that have shaped my life.You’re 36. You never get the urge to settle down? I don’t plan to stop walking, not until my body can’t do it anymore. I have no desire to make money, that’s for sure. Money only causes problems. I left Florida with $7 in my pocket back in ’92 and I did just fine. I know how to survive. That Bear Grylls stuff is ridiculous. Who’s going to eat grubs from a tree? Put a camera on me, I’ll show you how to survive in the real world.You just finished a thru-hike and guidebook for the Sheltowee Trace in Kentucky. What’s that trail like? It’s a totally different experience than the A.T. or Mountains To Sea (MST). It’s not on mountain ridges, it’s in the gorges. Lots of caves, cliffs, rivers, and lakes. It goes through the Red River Gorge too, which is like a mini-grand canyon but with trees.Are you looking forward to hiking any one trail the most this year? The Allegheny Trail and Tuscarora Trail will be new territories for me. But I’m probably looking forward to this Mountains to Sea Trail hike the most. I want to make this trail as good as it can be so I want to resolve the biggest issue surrounding the trail, which is the lack of camping options. Now the state is going to close down state parks two days a week, which is only going to make the problem worse. 1 2last_img read more