Long-lasting geomagnetically induced currents and harmonic distortion observed in New Zealand during the 07-08 September 2017 Disturbed Period

first_imgSeveral periods of Geomagnetically Induced Currents (GIC) were detected in the Halfway Bush substation in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, as a result of intense geomagnetic storm activity during 06 to 09 September 2017. Unprecedented data coverage from a unique combination of instrumentation is analyzed, i.e., measurements of GIC on the single phase bank transformer T4 located within the substation, nearby magnetic field perturbation measurements, very low frequency (VLF) wideband measurements detecting the presence of power system harmonics, and high‐voltage harmonic distortion measurements. Two solar wind shocks occurred within 25 hours, generating four distinct periods of GIC. Two of the GIC events were associated with the arrival of the shocks themselves. These generated large but short‐lived GIC effects that resulted in no observable harmonic generation. Nearby and more distant magnetometers showed good agreement in measuring these global‐scale magnetic field perturbations. However, two subsequent longer‐lasting GIC periods, up to 30 minutes in duration, generated harmonics detected by the VLF receiver systems, when GIC levels continuously exceeded 15 A in T4. Nearby and more distant magnetometers showed differences in their measurements of the magnetic field perturbations at these times, suggesting the influence of small‐scale ionospheric current structures close to Dunedin. VLF receiver systems picked up harmonics from the substation, up to the 30th harmonic, consistent with observed high‐voltage increases in even harmonic distortion, along with small decreases in odd harmonic distortion.last_img read more

Utah Baseball Opens Washington Series With 6-4 Loss

first_img Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Baseball/Pac 12/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team opened a three-game series against Washington with a 6-4 loss on Thursday afternoon.Wade Gulden led Utah at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance, including an RBI triple.Tanner Thomas pitched six innings with seven strikeouts in the loss, allowing four runs (one earned) on six hits with no walks. Spencer Kevin Johnson struck out four over 2 2/3 innings, surrendering two runs on three hits with two walks. Trenton Stoltz also made an appearance on the mound for the Utes.Both pitchers were strong over the first four innings with Washington breaking the stalemate in the top of the fifth with three runs on three hits, with two of the runs unearned after an error.Utah put up its first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth. Chandler Anderson reached on an error and Gulden singled, setting up a squeeze play from Matt Richardson to score Anderson.Washington took a 5-1 lead after scoring runs in the sixth and seventh innings before Utah put up two runs in the bottom of the seventh to cut that lead to 5-3. Dominic Foscalina hit a two-out single to right field and Gulden followed with an RBI triple that got caught in the wind. Erick Migueles stepped in as a pinch hitter for an RBI double to right center before Washington ended the inning with a ground out. The Huskies added an insurance run on a solo home run in the eighth.Anderson hit a one-out triple to left field to begin a ninth-inning rally for the Utes. He scored on a ground out before a fly out ended the game.Utah and Washington play game two of the series on Friday, May 18, at 11:30 a.m. MT. May 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Opens Washington Series With 6-4 Losslast_img read more

RSL’s Baird Named Rookie Of The Year

first_img Tags: Corey Baird/MLS/MLS Rookie of the Year/Real Salt Lake/Soccer November 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local RSL’s Baird Named Rookie Of The Year Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Sandy, UT)  —  Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird is the MLS Rookie of the Year.The 22-year-old earned the honor Monday, becoming the first player in franchise history to win it.  Baird scored eight goals and added five assists for RSL this season. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Is Simone Biles’ new beam dismount too risky for others?

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(NEW YORK) — It was no surprise when Simone Biles landed two new historic gymnastics moves at the 2019 Gymnastics World Championship in Stuttgart, Germany, both of which are set to be named after her.Biles, who already has two other skills named after her on the vault and floor apparatus, will now add two more to the list: the double-double dismount on the balance beam and triple-double on floor.“Both elements are set to be named after her in the FIG Code of Points following official review,” the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said in a press release.The historic triple-double on floor, which is a double salto backward tucked with 3/1 twist, and the double-double dismount, a double salto backwards tucks with 2/1 twist, are both unprecedented in the sport.But before competition even began, controversy ensued when FIG announced that Biles’ beam dismount would be valued as an “H,” when it had been widely expected that a skill of such difficulty would be valued higher, as an “I” or a “J.”In gymnastics each skill corresponds to a letter which has a numerical value. For example an “A” is worth a tenth of a point. Each letter thereafter is worth an additional tenth. Had Biles’ beam dismount been awarded a “J,” that skill would have been valued as a full point.When questioned why FIG decided to give the dismount what was considered to be a lower value, the federation released a statement, essentially calling the skill a safety risk for other gymnasts to try.“In assigning values to the new elements, the WTC takes into consideration many different aspects; the risk, the safety of the gymnasts and the technical direction of the discipline,” the statement read.“There is added risk in landing of double saltos for Beam dismounts (with/without twists), including a potential landing on the neck. Reinforcing, there are many examples in the Code where decisions have been made to protect the gymnasts and preserve the direction of the discipline,” the statement continued. “The WTC’s task is to ensure the safety of all athletes around the world and decisions are not based purely on one gymnast.”The backlash from Biles’ camp after FIG’s value was announced was swift, with Biles tweeting out that the ruling was “bulls–t.” Her coach, Cecile Landi, tweeted the decision was “#totalbs.”“If it were [a gymnast from] another country trying it, it would definitely be a J. But because it’s me, it’s so unfair, because, am I in a league of my own? Yes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t credit me for what I’m doing,” Biles said in an interview with NBC Sports. “They keep asking us to do more difficulty and to give more artistry, give more harder skills. So we do, and then they don’t credit it, and I don’t think that’s fair. They keep asking for more, we give them more and they don’t credit it. So what’s the point of even asking? If you’re going to give it an H, nobody’s going to try it. But if you give it a J, not saying people will try it more, but at least it makes sense to try it because it’s something to shoot for.”USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, also released a statement on Biles’ dismount, saying, “USA Gymnastics respectfully disagrees with the value assigned to the balance beam dismount.”Regardless of the value of the dismount, Biles is consistently beating out every other gymnast in the world by points, not tenths.Team USA competes in the team finals on Tuesday and individual all-around finals — where Biles is a massive favorite — are on Thursday. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img October 8, 2019 /Sports News – National Is Simone Biles’ new beam dismount too risky for others?last_img read more

Miami Marlins cancel MLB game as players test positive for COVID-19: ESPN

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPete Van Vleet/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(MIAMI) — The Miami Marlins canceled their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles Monday night after at least 14 members of the team tested positive for the coronavirus, according to sources who told ESPN.On Sunday, eight players and two coaches tested positive, sources told ESPN. Four other members of the team, which is currently in Philadelphia, had recently tested positive.The Marlins just wrapped up a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img July 27, 2020 /Sports News – National Miami Marlins cancel MLB game as players test positive for COVID-19: ESPNlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 8/11

first_imgAugust 11, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/11 Tags: Roundup Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGirls SoccerNon-RegionMORGAN, Utah-Aspen Telford, Kaitlyn Sampson and Sadie McGreer each scored as the Morgan Trojans blanked Juab 3-0 in non-region girls soccer action Tuesday. Viana Johnson posted the shutout for the Trojans.DELTA, Utah-Lacie Sissener netted four goals and the Parowan Rams stymied Delta 5-3 Tuesday in non-region girls soccer action. Savannah Nielson scored twice and Madi Killian also found the net for the Rabbits.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The Millard Eagles and American Leadership Academy finished regulation in a 0-0 tie and went to a shootout with Millard earning the win 5-4 in non-region girls soccer Tuesday.Baseball1A SouthPRICE, Utah-Brody Durfey hit a homerun and two doubles as the Wayne Badgers dominated Pinnacle 20-0 in 1A South Region baseball Tuesday. Reed Edwards hit a triple and Jake Batty, Dallas Peterson and Ethan Morrill all doubled in the win for Wayne.TROPIC, Utah-In a high scoring game the Panguitch Bobcats routed Bryce Valley 29-11 in 1A South Region baseball action Tuesday.JUNCTION, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds won an early season feature matchup over Valley 7-1 in 1A South Region baseball action Tuesday.last_img read more

No. 8 BYU to play No. 14 Coastal Carolina; replaces Liberty

first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Coastal Carolina Chanticleers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNo. 8 BYU will play at No. 14 Coastal Carolina on Saturday after the Chanticleers’ original opponent, No. 25 Liberty, was hit with COVID-19 issues.The unbeaten Cougars have been looking to add another game to improve their case for a major bowl bid.Meanwhile, the unbeaten Chanticleers have ESPN’s “College GameDay” coming to Conway, South Carolina.Talks between BYU and Coastal began earlier in the week when it became apparent Liberty might not be able to play because of COVID-19 cases on the team. Associated Press Written by December 3, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local No. 8 BYU to play No. 14 Coastal Carolina; replaces Libertylast_img read more

Former BYU basketball coach Dave Rose stable after stroke

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Former BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has been hospitalized after a stroke.The school says he was stricken Thursday and has been stabilized.Rose coached BYU for 14 seasons before retiring in 2019. He won 348 games, second most in the program. He led the Cougars to the NCAA Tournament eight times.Rose had a heart attack in 2019 and was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer in 2009. He recovered from both but still undergoes periodic scans. January 2, 2021 /Sports News – Local Former BYU basketball coach Dave Rose stable after stroke Written by Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Dave Rose/Strokelast_img read more

Snow Football Is No. 10 In NJCAA Preseason Poll

first_img Written by Brad James March 22, 2021 /Sports News – Local Snow Football Is No. 10 In NJCAA Preseason Pollcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHARLOTTE, N.C.-Monday, Snow College football achieved a No. 10 ranking in the NJCAA preseason polls.The Badgers, who went 5-3 in 2019, were last in action October 10 when they hammered Air Force Prep 47-3 at Robert Stoddard Field at Badger Stadium.The No. 1 team in the preseason polls is Hutchinson CC (Kan.) as the Blue Dragons received three first place votes.The rest of the Top 10 are as follows.No. 2 Iowa WesternNo. 3 Lackawanna (Pa.)No. 4 Kilgore (Texas)No. 5 Garden City CC (Kan.)No. 6 Iowa Central CCNo. 7 Butler (Kan.)No. 8 Navarro (Texas)No. 9 Independence CC (Kan.)No. 10 SnowAlso receiving votes were New Mexico Military, ASA Miami (Fla.), Trinity Valley (Texas) and Coffeyville (Kan.)The Badgers will be challenged this season as they visit Iowa Western (March 27) and Iowa Central (May 8) as well as Lackawanna (April 10).last_img read more

Petrofac awarded US$40 million project by Sharjah National Oil Corporation

first_img Petrofac awarded US$40 million project by Sharjah National Oil Corporation. (Credit: Petrofac Limited) Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division (EPS) has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), worth around US$40 million, for a project in the United Arab Emirates.The award demonstrates delivery against EPS’s strategy to secure smaller greenfield and brownfield EPC projects, utilising its footprint and infrastructure in existing core markets.Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director, EPS East, commented:“We are delighted to be awarded this contract by Sharjah National Oil Corporation, a longstanding Petrofac client that we have worked with successfully for many years. The award is important strategically as EPS looks to develop its track record in smaller greenfield and brownfield EPC projects. It also leverages Petrofac’s best-in-class expertise and experience in upstream gas and represents another win in one of our core markets of Sharjah and the UAE. We look forward to delivering a safe and successful project for SNOC.”Petrofac has been present in the UAE since 1991. The Group employs around 3,000 people in country, many of whom are based at Petrofac’s major operational centre in Sharjah. Source: Company Press Release The award demonstrates delivery against EPS’s strategy to secure smaller greenfield and brownfield EPC projects, utilising its footprint and infrastructure in existing core marketslast_img read more