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

Evansville Hosts First Regional Mock Trial Competition

first_imgEvansville Hosts First Regional Mock Trial CompetitionFEBRUARY 16TH, 2019 AMANDA PORTER EVANSVILLE, INDIANAEvansville is giving it’s high school students a chance to learn about the law and put that knowledge into action. This weekend is the first time the River City is hosting a regional mock trial for area high school students.Evansville high school students are raising the bar in their studies by facing off in a State mock trial competition.“I am playing a witness for the plaintiff. I play Alexis Schmidt whose an athletic trainer at a school,” says mock trial participant Ashley Jorgensen.The Indiana High School Mock Trial Regionals simulates a low – level court trial. Students partake in real court proceedings presenting their arguments to a judge. Four area teams are taking on mock cases prepared by the Indiana Bar Association.“They are competing and they are competitive, but they are also understanding that they need to be civil with each other,” says Scott Barnhart.Mock trial is a way for students to get a glimpse into the legal world, and learn how to apply a competitive nature to life. Competition is tough, especially in court. By learning the protocols of the court, students are getting a first-hand trial experience while playing either the plaintiff, or the defense.“We have our witnesses, we have our lawyers. We go through the whole thing of a trial so calling witnesses, bringing exhibits in, its like a real in depth thing about a case,” says Jorgensen.The Indiana State mock trial is getting Evansville students ready for their “real trial.”Students are will be taking their legal talents to the national mock trial competition later this year in Athens, Georgia.CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Caught in the Web

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The Nth Power To Record New Material Live Over Three-Night Run In NYC And Boston

first_imgBeloved soul/funk ensemble The Nth Power has some exciting news, as the group has announced three very special shows this summer. Not only will the band be performing in Boston and New York, but they’ll be recording live for a series of new releases this fall, with some brand new material in the mix.While the band’s recently-released Abundance album captures their infectious sound, the only way to truly experience The Nth Power is in the live setting. It’s there that the band was born, and continues to impress with an out-of-this-world energy. With shows on July 29th and 30th at Boston’s The Bridge Sound & Stage and August 18th at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory, they’re sure to be cooking up something special. With the tapes rolling and the band grooving, get ready for The Nth Power like you’ve never seen!“We love our fans. They are extremely important to us and essential to what we do. This is for them,” says drummer Nikki Glaspie, “We’ve grown so much over the past couple of years in all aspects of our lives. We are excited to parlay the knowledge, pain, love, happiness and other emotions gained with life experience into our songs.”Nick Cassarino adds to the band’s outpouring of love for their fans, saying “We didn’t write this music for mainstream radio. We wrote this music for the sake of art, the sake of our hearts and souls, and the sake of our fellow humans that we wish to inspire and awaken.  Thus, we feel it’s important to capture us in our truest essence, responding to the inspiration from the great spirit in the moment, in front of, and with the people: LIVE.  We can’t wait to share this experience with you.”Tickets for the July 29th and July 30th shows can be found via the links, and tickets for the exciting Brooklyn Nth Power show can be found here. Don’t miss out!The Nth Power Live Recording Dates7/29  The Bridge Sound & Stage – Boston, MA7/30  The Bridge Sound & Stage – Boston, MA8/18  The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NYlast_img read more

Binghamton University students host virtual yoga session

first_imgTryYoga VESTAL (WBNG) — A group of Binghamton University students held a virtual yoga fundraiser on Zoom this morning to highlight the importance of both mental and physical health. For more information on the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier and TryYoga, click the links below: The hour long yoga class was held virtually over Zoom and was open to members of the community as well as studets.  At the end of the class, there was a raffle for a free month of yoga classes with TryYoga on Washington Street in Binghamton. center_img Students who are a part of the Emerging Leaders Program at Binghamton University collaborated with the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier and TryYoga for the event.  The students said they wanted to focus on the importance of mental and physical health.  Mental Health Association of the Southern Tierlast_img read more

La Liga round-up: Real Madrid beaten 4-1 by Valencia as Carlos Soler scores hat-trick of penalties | Football News

first_imgReal Sociedad's players beat virus-depleted Granada Image:Real Sociedad’s players beat virus-depleted Granada Valencia’s teenage forward Lee Kang-in almost struck a third early in the second period but Courtois turned his shot onto the post.The home side kept up the momentum though and won two further penalties, for a foul by Marcelo on Maxi Gomez then a handball by Sergio Ramos.Soler converted each time, becoming only the third player in the history of La Liga to score three penalties in a single match.Five in a row for Real Sociedad Soler saw his spot-kick saved by Thibaut Courtois and then hit the post on the rebound, while team-mate Yunus Musah netted the loose ball, only to see the goal ruled out after a VAR review showed him encroaching in the area.A re-take was ordered and Soler made no mistake at the second attempt.Valencia took the lead before half-time through a freak own goal from Raphael Varane, who unwittingly sent the ball flying over his head and just over the line, the goal being awarded several minutes later following another VAR review.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Earlier, Real Sociedad beat a nearly unrecognisable Granada side 2-0 to return to the top of La Liga.The visitors’ attempt to get the game postponed due to a spate of coronavirus cases was turned down by authorities, meaning they were forced to make nine changes from last week’s 1-1 draw with Levante and started with five players aged 20 or under.Granada’s makeshift side made a bright start but Sociedad took the lead midway through the first half through left-back Nacho Monreal, before a Mikel Oyarzabal penalty five minutes later doubled their advantage.Brazilian forward Willian Jose had a spot-kick saved by Granada’s 18-year-old ‘keeper Angel Jimenez in the second half and Sociedad ended the game with 10 men as defender Robin Le Normand was shown a straight red card in the 86th minute.Granada earned a penalty in added time but Darwin Machis was denied by an excellent save from Alex Remiro and the Basques celebrated a fifth consecutive La Liga victory.Other La Liga results:Getafe 1-3 VillarrealLevante 1-1 AlavesValladolid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao Valencia forward Carlos Soler scored a hat-trick of penalties as his side beat La Liga champions Real Madrid 4-1 at home in an extraordinary match on Sunday.Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead with a scorching strike from outside the area only for Valencia to pull level eventually with the first of Soler’s three penalties after a most unusual turn of events.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Apartments for rent the most expensive and most sought after in Zagreb

first_imgClassifieds data Crozilla.com showed that during August, the average advertised rental prices of apartments up to 100 “square meters” reached values ​​of 920 euros.If we compare the average asking rental prices in cities such as Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Zadar and Opatija – the data of the Crozilla.com advertisement show that during August the highest rents of apartments of between 20 and 80 “square meters” were recorded in Zagreb. Rents for larger apartments, those from 80 to 100 square meters, have the highest average values ​​in Split and Opatija, where they were about 100 euros more than in Zagreb.The average advertised rental prices of smaller apartments, those between 20 and 40 square meters, averaged around 340 euros in August. Despite a monthly drop of 3,4 percent, the highest prices of such apartments were recorded in Zagreb, where they amounted to 422 euros. At the same time, in Rijeka, an average of 275 euros per month was demanded for renting such, which is 0,7 percent less than in July. While other cities included in this survey recorded a monthly decline in value, the increase in prices was recorded only in Opatija, where rents for apartments in these areas increased by 0,7 percent and averaged 296 euros.In August, an average of around 40 euros was demanded for renting apartments of 60 to 410 square meters. The largest increase in the prices of such apartments was recorded in Zagreb, where rents increased by 1,5 percent, averaging 480 euros. In Opatija and Split, rental prices were around 440 euros, and in Rijeka and Zadar around 340 euros.The data showed that apartments with an area of ​​between 60 and 80 “square meters” rented an average of about 570 euros. In this “category”, Zagreb was again the most expensive in August, which also recorded the largest monthly price increase of 5,3 percent. For renting apartments in such areas in Zagreb, an average of around 700 euros was demanded, while in Split, for example, prices were around 100 euros lower, and in Zadar 200 euros lower than in the capital. Despite the 0,7 percent increase, rents for apartments in these areas in Rijeka were lower than in other cities included in this survey, for which an average of about 430 euros was requested.The advertised rental prices of 80 to 100 square meters during August averaged about 770 euros. The highest average values ​​were recorded in Split, where, according to Crozilla.com, the average rent was as much as 920 euros, which is 0,1 percent more than a month earlier, and in Opatija, where they increased by 0,2 percent and amounted to 911 euros. . In Zagreb, the average advertised rental prices of such apartments amounted to 808 euros, which is a monthly increase of 1,8 percent.Zagreb is still the most sought afterZagreb, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Osijek are the cities where the offer of apartments for rent was most often searched during August. When it comes to Zagreb, the center is still the part of the city where the greatest demand prevails, and apartments for rent in the area of ​​Trešnjevka, then Sesvete, Maksimir and Dubrava were also in demand.last_img read more

Tower with 1,003 trees and 20k plants looks to break record

first_img RBA holds but mortgage ‘rates keep tumbling’ More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoAria development Manager Michael Hurley said Brisbane had Australia’s best climate conditions. “In time we want Brisbane to be mentioned in the same breath as Singapore as a global leader in green buildings and sustainability.” The project hoped to spark a new age for designers of cityscapes here.He said the Urban Forest would go beyond what cities like Singapore – the international benchmark for green urban centres and sustainable architecture – which targeted up to 200 per cent of site area covered by foliage. “The Urban Forest will achieve 292 per cent green coverage ratio,” he said.The proposal also included the Glenelg Street park featuring a stage, outdoor classrooms, amphitheatre and event space, with a floating canopy bridge between columns and above the park. Rudd quits CBD penthouse Tourist hotspot hits market just as borders set to open How to live like TV star Sophie Monk Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCOVID-19: Spring property predictions 202002:57 Crowe’s former bingo island up for grabs MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: Aria and Koichi Takada Architects lodged a development application for ”The Urban Forest” in Brisbane.Queensland could become home to the “greenest residential building in the world” – an apartment tower with a vertical park housing 1,003 trees and over 20,000 plants inside it.Award-winning developers Aria teamed up with Koichi Takada Architects to try and knock the socks off urban planners to get the project over the line – lodging a development application last Friday with Brisbane City Council for “The Urban Forest”. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: The project was aimed at sparking mass greening of Brisbane.The Urban Forest would have over 1,000 trees “living, breathing” on 2.750sq m – which was significantly more than Musgrave Park’s 154 trees over 43,300sq m.Koichi Takada, who has worked across Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Doha, said the groundbreaking development was part of “promoting naturalising our cities”.“I believe that the Urban Forest will change the way we live. We designed away the barrier between the building and nature. The result is the greenest residential building with generous ‘backyards in the sky’ and offers a healthier way to live.” Each unit was expected to have large balcony space creating backyards in the sky.The vision was to inspire the next generation to work towards “mass greening” of cities, he said.Apart from the tower’s mass planting inside it, the project also proposes that a green spine be created connecting Musgrave Park with South Bank, as well as a new 1,350sq m public park at the base of the building, over half of which would be publicly accessible.The biggest plus for potential residents would be average balcony sizes of 28sq m, aiming to be “the most liveable apartments in the world”, according to Aria design manager, Simon White. Large sections of a ground level park would be publicly accessible.“We want to celebrate Brisbane’s subtropical climate and bring the traditional backyard experience into each apartment. High ceilings, oversized terraces and lush greenery embrace Brisbane’s identity and encourage residents to enjoy their own backyard in the sky.” There would also be large communal recreation facilities amounting to more than 13sq m per unit in the tower, as well as landmark public art and lighting design in line with Brisbane’s City of Light initiative. “We want the Centre to promote the building and Brisbane as a global city, demonstrating what pioneering urban development actually represents” he said.The design also proposes a two storey rooftop residents amenity space with pools, wellness area, fitness centre, lounges, private dining rooms, boardrooms, workspaces, games rooms and wine bars.Aria is set to complete stage one of Fish Lane Town Square – a new public park, retail and event space in the heart of South Brisbane late this year. The project converted 50 fenced off car parks into “high quality landscaped public realm”. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Pontevedra village execs charged over SAP

first_imgThree complainants reported to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Negros Occidental Provincial Field Unit 6 alleging that the selection of SAP beneficiaries in Barangay Don Salvador Benedicto was manipulated to favor certain relatives and close associates of the respondents. The respondents could not be reached for comment as this was being written. The charges filed by CIDG-Negros Occidental against the respondents were for violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act. According to CIDG-Negros Occidental which conducted an investigation, some SAP beneficiaries were not qualified, while some “poorest of the poor” families were not able to claim emergency cash assistance. A separate administrative complaint for violation of Republic Act 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees) would also be filed before the Office of the Ombudsman. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA BACOLOD City – Three officials and employees of Barangay Don Salvador Benedicto in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental face criminal charges related to the distribution of the emergency cash assistance under the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). Charged before the Provincial Prosecutors Office by the CIDG were village chairman Willy Fernandez Palermo, councilman Edgar Bandon Berdan, barangay treasurer Jinky Pobresa, barangay health worker Virginia Zamora, barangay nutrition scholar Jonalyn Samuldea, and child development worker Mary Grace Eslabon. As of July 8, the number of barangay officials and persons in Western Visayas that the CIDG had filed charges over SAP reached 128./PNlast_img read more

Local police attend seminar to better understand PTSD

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Local police agencies are becoming better suited to respond to cases involving a person suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).The Batesville Police Department hosted a training seminar at the Ivy Tech campus in Batesville on Thursday that included local and state law enforcement agencies, hospitals, schools and EMT’s.Seminar instructor Silouan Green was involved in a jet training accident while serving in the U.S. Marine Corp. Silouan suffered a broken back and his co-pilot was killed.The veteran has since launched multiple businesses and an organization devoted to PTSD victims.“A survivor of a tragic jet crash as a US Marine and someone who overcame severe PTSD, he understands personally the kind of issues veterans face coming home and how to respond to them,” Batesville Police Chief Stan Holt said.The class was held to allow officers to better understand the disorder and prepare to respond to threatening situations.“Combat veterans and police officers have similar lifetime rates of conditions like PTSD, and a resilient police department is the best way to prepare to respond to veterans,” stated Holt.The seminar was conducted by the Public Agency Training Council of Indianapolis which is the largest privately held law enforcement training company in the nation.last_img read more