Missing driver in the Sun–Earth connection from energetic electron precipitation impacts mesospheric ozone

first_imgEnergetic electron precipitation (EEP) from the Earth’s outer radiation belt continuously affects the chemical composition of the polar mesosphere. EEP can contribute to catalytic ozone loss in the mesosphere through ionization and enhanced production of odd hydrogen. However, the long-term mesospheric ozone variability caused by EEP has not been quantified or confirmed to date. Here we show, using observations from three different satellite instruments, that EEP events strongly affect ozone at 60–80 km, leading to extremely large (up to 90%) short-term ozone depletion. This impact is comparable to that of large, but much less frequent, solar proton events. On solar cycle timescales, we find that EEP causes ozone variations of up to 34% at 70–80 km. With such a magnitude, it is reasonable to suspect that EEP could be an important part of solar influence on the atmosphere and climate systemlast_img read more

Utah defense, Jordan shine in 38-21 win over No. 21 Colorado

first_img Associated Press Tags: Pac-12/Ty Jordan/Utah Utes Football Written by December 12, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah defense, Jordan shine in 38-21 win over No. 21 Colorado FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ty Jordan scored twice, including a game-sealing 66-yard TD burst, and Utah’s revamped defense forced three turnovers to help the Utes rally past No. 21 Colorado 38-21.The win by the Utes on a snowy day most likely put an end to the Buffaloes’ Pac-12 title hopes.The soon-to-be-unseated Pac-12 South champion Utes found their footing on the frozen field in the second half, turning a 21-10 deficit into a 34-21 lead after Jordan’s long run with less than five minutes remaining.Colorado’s Brenden Rice, the son of Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, showed off his speed by scoring twice, on a punt return and a bubble screen.last_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate (55770) Brusko

first_imgCandidates should submit a curriculum vitae, NIH Biosketch/personalresearch statement (one-two pages), and three letters ofrecommendation. The letters of reference should be sent directly toProf. Todd Brusko, [email protected] review will begin immediately and continue until theposition is filled.The University of Florida does not support H1B Visa forPostdoctoral Associates; J1 Visa will be considered.The final candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at http://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#medicine=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining. Experience working with college students and staffDemonstrated skills in working well under pressure toprioritize and manage multiple clinical situations and tocoordinate these efforts as a part of a multi-projects team The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine,University of Florida Diabetes Institute is seeking creative andhighly motivated individuals for the position of PostdoctoralAssociate under the direction of Dr. Todd Brusko. The Postdoc willbe engaged in studying novel pathways regulating thedifferentiation and pathogenicity of T cells, the function ofregulatory T cell biology in autoimmunity. Work includes use ofanimal models and human samples. Immunology, in vivo mouse models,and flow cytometry experience are preferred. The successfulcandidate will be expected to design and implement projects, workwith both human samples and mice, collaborate within and betweenlabs, participate in the drafting of scientific publications andfunding proposals, and may, with direction from the PI, supervisetechnical support personnel. The selected individual will receivestrong mentoring to promote scientific growth anddevelopment.Salary can be negotiated based on the candidate’s experience inimmunology and flow cytometry fields.Applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. graduate inimmunology or related fields Energy to flexibly manage the professional demands of achallenging workload while maintaining positive and healthyperspectives and relationshipsSelf-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professionalideals, standards and ethicsExcellent oral and written communication skillscenter_img Desired Qualifications: Excellent written and oral communication skillsCollaborative; performs as team member and has goodinterpersonal skillsStrong analytical and organizational skills with excellentattention to detailAbility to work independently and effectivelyProven track record of problem-solvingPublication in peer-reviewed journalslast_img read more

Trick or Treat at Four Winds Field returns with the South Bend Cubs and…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Pinterest Twitter (“South Bend Cubs” by Jacob Vanderheyden, CC BY-ND 2.0) Stu and Swoop’s Cops & Goblins Trick or Treat night is being planned for later this month.The event will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Four Winds Field on Monday, October 26 in partnership with the South Bend Police Department.Only 3000 tickets will be available due to health department guidelines. Those tickets are free and will be available soon at several locations to be announced. Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Trick or Treat at Four Winds Field returns with the South Bend Cubs and South Bend Police By Tommie Lee – September 30, 2020 1 510 Previous articleFord recalling hundreds of thousands of vehicles for rear camera issueNext articleMiddlebury schools prepare to end virtual learning for K-5 Tommie Leelast_img read more

Annual South American 10K Road Race launched

first_imgATHLETES from all across South America and the Caribbean, including Peruvian Yerson Orellana and Trinidadian Tonya Nero, are expected to travel to Guyana to participate in the annual South American 10K Road Race, which was officially launched yesterday at a ceremony held at Olympic House, High Street.President of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), Aubrey Hutson, said that registration is still ongoing as the usual high turnout is expected at this year’s Guyana leg of the event, which will be held on November 20, and includes the 10km, 3000m and 1500m races.Speaking at the press conference Hutson explained that the event’s hosting which was originally set for November 6 was moved to accommodate one of the sponsors, Banks DIH’s event which was planned for that date.Additionally, the change of date was a welcome decision to many of the participating countries, which signalled the need of more time to get their athletes together. Athletes from several countries are expected, including those from Columbia, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Peru, Grenada, and St Vincent.Orellana and Nero are the defending champions of the men’s and women’s open category, respectively. Orellana last year overthrew Guyana’s top distance man Cleveland Forde, who in a surprising turn of events had ended in fourth place.Hutson noted that bringing overseas athletes to Guyana to participate is a key part of developing Guyana’s long distance athletes, since the competition pits Guyanese against overseas athletes allowing them to gauge how much farther they need to go to develop their skills.“To improve on what we do in track and field our focus is on bringing in athletes that are of a higher calibre. It’s not fair to our sports to have Cleveland Forde running and winning with just 33 (minutes). The Guyanese public deserves better because when he crosses the border and goes on the international scene the times (in 10km events) are sub-30 (minutes).” Hutson mentioned.The route for the race remains the same as previous years, as will the prizes. Genuine gold medals and US$1000 will be up for grabs in the open category, while it is hopeful that the prizes of the masters category could possibly see an increase.Also present at the head table of yesterday’s ceremony were Assistant Competitions Director of Road Race, Yvonne October, AAG Council Member Silus Brummel and CEO of Fitness Express Jamie McDonald, whose company is one of the event’s sponsors. McDonald spoke about his company’s joy to be supporting the event, sharing that he himself has participated at the event on several occasions.“We are happy to be lending our support to the South American 10K. Since the inception of Fitness Express in 2010 we’ve always looked to lend support to athletics and sports in general, and over the last three years, personally, I’ve run in the South American 10K, and I’ve always been impressed with the organisation – how it’s structured and how well the race usually goes; so this year I thought Fitness Express should offer some tangible support,” McDonald said.The South American 10K Road Race is a three-part event with Suriname, Panama and Guyana each hosting one of the races.The Suriname edition was completed on October 30 with Forde and fellow Guyanese Euleen Josiah-Tanner, winning the male and female titles, respectively.The Panama component is set to be held on November 13, but participation from Guyana is doubtful. The AAG made it clear that Guyana will not be sponsoring any athletes attending the event. However, athletes wishing to attend at their own cost will be given the necessary due diligence from the Association.Hutson cited Panama’s continual refusal to send athletes to participate in the Guyana leg as the reason why we will not send athletes to their event.last_img read more

Warriors HQ Podcast: Durant makes an example of the Clippers

first_imgDon’t view the Warriors’ Game 3 victory as the team trying to prove a point.No, they were merely trying to restore order to a series that never should have been tied.With the lesson learned in Game 2 — they had a 16-minute stretch where they, per Stephen Curry, “literally [forgot] how to play basketball,” resulting in choking away a record 31-point lead — still fresh in their mind, Golden State led Game 3 from the opening tip to final buzzer, winning 132-105.After a beat-down like that, …last_img read more

Seattle Mariners blast Chris Bassitt, Oakland Athletics 6-3

first_imgSEATTLE — Two home runs of two very different varieties, hit two batters apart and landed within feet of each other. Both tacked two runs on the board and put the A’s in a hole they would not climb out of in a 6-3 loss to the Mariners.Daniel Vogelbach got Seattle on the board in the fourth inning with a two-run moonshot into the right-field seats, and Kyle Seager followed two batters later with a laser to nearly the same spot.Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt never recovered and was yanked with …last_img read more

Planning for high yielding soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA product manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.When planning for the upcoming growing season, it can be easy to focus more energy on corn production as it has traditionally been the more intensively managed crop. However, producers who put in the effort to manage their soybean crop have proven it is possible to attain high yields of 70+ bushels per acre. Below are some tips for planning to produce high-yielding soybeans in 2019.Quality seed: Planting the right seed sets the stage for the entire growing season. Growers should plant genetics with high yield potential. Choose varieties that have been tested at several locations and across multiple years. Growers should choose varieties adapted to their soil types and management practices. As with corn, choosing varieties with strong disease packages and agronomic traits with aid in achieving higher yields.Planting date: University research has proven that timely, early planting is one way to increase soybean yields. As with corn, planting soybeans by early May improves yield potential. This Ohio State University Study showed a 2.5-bushel per acre yield improvement when planting May 8 vs. May 29. Purdue University has also documented maximized soybean yields for early May plantings in this study.Seed treatments: Seed treatments are a critical component of a soybean management program, especially for growers who plant early or into no-till or minimum tillage situations. Early in the growing season when soils and weather conditions are cooler, germination and growth will be slowed down. Seed treatments provide protection from diseases and early season pests that can significantly reduce stands, decreasing yields and/or resulting in the need for replant.Fertility and pH: Adequate soil fertility is another important factor that allows soybeans to reach their maximum yield potential. Consulting soil tests and university recommendations for adequate levels of nutrients as well as crop removal rates will help determine how much potassium and phosphorus should be applied. When the proper pH range is maintained, soil nutrients will be available to the soybean plant for uptake. Generally, a pH range between 6.2 and 6.8 maximizes soybean yields. Adequate pH levels also improve the ability of Rhizobium bacteria to fix nitrogen.Inoculant: Inoculation of seed with Rhizobium will ensure that enough bacteria are present in the soil to fix adequate amounts of N. This is especially important in fields where soybeans have not been grown for multiple years.Row widths and seeding rates: Row widths and seeding rates go hand-in-hand. University research shows that narrower rows (15in or less) increase yields. Narrower rows allow for plants to canopy earlier and capture optimum levels of sunlight for photosynthesis. Seeding rates will vary based on row width, planting date, germ of soybean seed, and soil types. While some research recommends lower seeding rates, growers should take into consideration historical performance on their own farms. While seeding rates that are unnecessarily high, low seeding rates can result in reduced stands. Seeding rates may need to be higher in low yielding environments where emergence is a concern and plant stands can be diminished due to tough growing conditions. Proper seeding rates will improve emergence on the Eastern Corn Belt’s tight clay soil types where adverse conditions exist.Disease and pest management: Growers should plant soybean varieties with adequate disease resistance. Scouting throughout the growing season will also be important to determine if rescue treatments including fungicides or insecticides need to be made.While it can be tempting to try the latest technology or new foliar product to drive yields, it is important to start with the important building blocks first. This Checklist from the University of Kentucky agronomist, Chad Lee is another resource for putting together a plan for producing soybeans in the 2019 growing season. Growers who take time to properly manage their soybeans will move closer to attaining the high-yield potential of today’s soybean genetics.last_img read more

UAAP: Tamaraws trounce Warriors for first win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The trio of Richard Escoto, Barkley Ebona and Arvin Tolentino had 11 points apiece to intensify the Tamaraws’ offensive fire.Clark Derige had a game-high 22 points to lead the Red Warriors in the losing effort. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ateneo beats UP, claims 2nd win in UAAP women’s basketball Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University easily brushed off University of the East, 90-83, to claim its first win in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws, after losing to defending champion La Salle, 95-90, on Sunday, are now at 1-1 while the Red Warriors are yet to win after two matches.ADVERTISEMENT FEU was off to a hot start and mounted a 19-point lead, 30-11, at the start of the second quarter and that early burst was enough for the Tamaraws to hold on until the final buzzer.“That’s what we addressed after our loss to La Salle that we can’t allow ourselves to be down big in the earlier stages of the game,” said Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We did fairly well last game but we were down big at the start and what happened today was the exact opposite of what happened last time.”Ron Dennison paced FEU with 16 points while Prince Orizu put up 15 points and grabbed 16 boards. MOST READlast_img read more

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