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Six Nations: Wales v Italy. Five talking points

first_imgBetween them the Wales front row have amassed more than 500 games in an Ospreys shirt, and yet next year, it looks like Adam Jones will be packing down for the Ospreys alone, with Paul James in Bath and Richard Hibbard heading to Gloucester.However, in a Wales shirt that long-time familiarity can only help and mean the loss of Wales cap centurion, Gethin Jenkins is minimal. What they will lose in the loose, they will gain up-front with James a renowned scrummager taking on the might of Castro and co. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 16: Flanker Justin Tipuric of Wales passes the ball as Dan Cole of England closes in during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Millennium Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images) Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies are the most capped centre-pairing in Welsh history and Gatland’s go-to men but with Davies’ pectoral injury a week or so off being ready for national duty, the in-form Scott Williams has to fill the less-familiar 13 role.Both Williams and Roberts are both natural 12s and while their power and defensive abilities remain unquestioned, their creative skills and vision has been. Whether the pair can add an extra dimension to their skillset will go a long way to deciding who will partner Davies, when he returns.Great hands: Tipuric is a brilliant linkmanTipping JustinFor many, Justin Tipuric is the most natural openside in Europe and it’s often quoted that he’s one the most skilful players in the Wales squad. Tipuric’s blue scrum cap acts as a human tracking device during play, he is always on the shoulder of the ball carrier in a way reminiscent of All Black great Josh Kronfeld in his pomp.Admittedly, he is not the destructive openside in the manner of Robshaw and Warburton but his pace, turnover work and footballing skills are paralleled by few. As close friend of Toby Faletau, the quiet men of the Welsh pack are expected to be making a big noise against the Italians tomorrow.Ospreys reunited Creator-in-Chief: Priestland’s vision, and ability to bring others into play have won him a place at No 10 for WalesBy Owain JonesSix Nations favourites, Wales, will be kicking off their campaign against the heavily unfancied Italians tomorrow, but there is still pressure on all the squad members, RW takes a look at some of the key individuals involved against the AzzurriPriestland the playmakerLet’s be clear, the decision to drop Dan Biggar for Rhys Priestland was harsh. Very harsh. That said, it will come as no surprise to those familiar with Warren Gatland’s no-nonsense selection policy – that’s why he’s paid the ‘big bucks’. He’s a known admirer of the talented yet fragile West Walian pivot.On his game, Priestland is a pleasure to watch, he can spiral 20m passes off both hands, kick long and true and he has the deftest of right boots to dink balls over an onrushing defence. Ultimately, however, he’s been picked for his ability to bring the backline into play. He likes to play flat and with the blunderbuss brothers, Jamie Roberts and Scott Williams, outside him, he’ll be expected to put them into gaps and give Wales precious front-foot ball.Hit-man: Lydiate is looking for a big gameDesperate DanIt’s been quite a week for Dan Lydiate, spirited away from the bosom of the Welsh camp in midweek, he returned to Paris to witness the birth of his first child, daughter Lucy on Tuesday, before heading back the following day. His first few months in France have not been without their challenges, with his expensively assembled Racing side in array and concerns over his own form.With the captain, Sam Warburton rested, yet primed to return to the side at either No 6 or No 7, Lydiate knows he’s under pressure to perform. While Racing have used his 18st bulk more as a ball-carrier, it’s likely Gatland will redeploy him in the leg-chopping role which won him a 2012 Player of the Tournament.Centres of attentionlast_img read more

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2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize winners announced

first_img2019 Individual Philanthropy Award winners World Heart Beat Music Academy (left to right) Sal Goldsmith, Nick Thomlinson and Sahana Gero. Photo by James Allan. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. He became involved in the pitch for the new space, investing time and expertise, and following the successful pitch, personally donated £37,500 in September 2018 – his first meaningful gift to an arts organisation – and worked closely with the team on the capital fundraising campaign leading to gifts and a widening of World Heart Beat’s prospect pipeline. He has personally secured donations of between £1,000 and £10,000 from individuals, despite initially being reluctant to be involved in asking for people for gifts.Sahana Gero, Founder and Artistic Director, World Heart Beat Music Academy, said:“We’re delighted to have won the Individual Award. It’s fantastic to celebrate Nick Thomlinson’s philanthropy – he has been so generous, making a major gift to our capital project and getting actively involved with our fundraising campaign. Nick embodies the true definition of the word ‘philanthropy’ and we really appreciate his support. Individual donations are a vital cornerstone of our work – we couldn’t achieve all that we do without them.”Nick Thomlinson, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Melanie May | 21 November 2019 | News 2019 Corporate Award winners Candoco Dance Company (left to right) Lucy Fox, Annie-Rose Grantham and Jo Royce. Photo by James Allan.  342 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Achates Philanthropy Foundation have announced that World Heart Beat Music Academy and Nick Thomlinson have won this year’s Individual Philanthropy Award, with Candoco Dance Company & ASOS winning the Corporate Award.The winners of the 2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize, which celebrates first-time supporters of the arts in the UK, were announced on 19 November at a special event at London’s Rich Mix and presented by cultural philanthropist, Hannah Rothschild CBE.World Heart Beat provides grassroots, non-selective, richly diverse, music education programmes for children from a vast array of backgrounds. The organisation was introduced to Nick Thomlinson by a trustee who thought his experience in property would make him a good contact as it began a pitch for a new music education centre and venue in Nine Elms. Thomlinson met with founder and Artistic Director, Sahana Gero, and came to a number of events including a concert at Speakers House. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy “How wonderful to have won a Prize that is shining a light on the importance of individual philanthropy for the Arts. I never saw myself as a major donor and certainly never envisaged getting involved in fundraising. However, World Heart Beat Music Academy is a wonderful charity that’s making a real difference to the lives of young people. Once I got involved, I couldn’t step away – I realised I was hooked!”Winners of the Corporate Award, Candoco Dance Company and ASOS met at the 2018 Paralympics in Seoul where ASOS was an official supporter, responsible for designing and creating the formal and ceremony wear for ParalympicsGB, and Candoco performed as part of the Cultural Olympiad celebrations. 2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize winners announced Main image: 2019 Individual Philanthropy Award winners and judges. Photo by James Allan.  341 total views,  5 views today Candoco and ASOS developed a partnership to bring to life their shared values around promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity. The ASOS + Candoco Dance Company Training Intensive, a two-week residential for 15 disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 18-30, aimed to increase opportunities to train in an inclusive environment. ASOS offered significant financial support to develop this pilot, as well as gifting clothing for participants. The partnership took a dynamic and collaborative approach to communications and social media, with Candoco featuring on the ASOS Instagram Stories feed on numerous occasions.The winning arts organisations in each category receive a £5,000 grant, and their nominated individual or company becomes the custodian of one of the two prize sculptures by British artist, Peter Brooke-Ball MRBS, for the year.Founder of the Prize, Caroline McCormick, said: “Culture belongs to and is the responsibility of us all. If a gift of money is one of the manifestations of a successful relationship, then the Achates Philanthropy Prize is a barometer of how well arts organisations are working with their audiences. 2019 is the fourth year of the Prize, and I can genuinely say that the ground is shifting. “We saw a 65% increase in nominations this year – covering every art form, organisational scale and geographical region – but most importantly we saw the highest quality of nominations to date. So to those of you who won tonight as well as all of those who were shortlisted – congratulations and thank you – you are exemplars to the sector and are building a campaign for real change in the arts.”Hackney Shed, Square Chapel Arts Centre, Northern Ireland Opera, Streatham Space & Writing West Midlands also received inaugural Achates Philanthropy Prize Bursaries at the event. The bursaries will offer the five arts organisations a bespoke masterclass to support the development of their fundraising. This is the first in a series of national initiatives to be launched and led by the Ambassadors, a group of experienced arts professionals.last_img read more

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First-year Adams leads volleyball to sweep of Lipscomb

first_imgLinkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. + posts ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Facebook Previous articleVolleyball begins season with sweep over High PointNext articleFreshman Duggan shines as football wins season opener Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Linkedin Facebook printJulia Adams recorded the first double-digit kill (10) game of her career against Lipscomb. Photo by Heesoo YangJulia Adams recorded a game-high 10 kills in just the secondmatch of her career, as TCU volleyball swept Lipscomb 3-0 to move to 2-0 in the2019 Cowtown Classic. “Going in, I knew I had to be super aggressive,” Adamssaid.  “It’s all about just going outthere, being as competitive as possible, being as aggressive as possible, andplaying your own game.”Adams, a first-year student from Plano, Texas, tallied a .471 hitting clip to go with two blocks in the victory for the Horned Frogs.“She’s just been on fire when she’s gone in,” coach Jill Kramer said.  “I can tell that she’s paying attention when she’s on the bench.”Coming off of a sweep of High Point on Friday, TCUlooked locked in right away in the first set. They rode outstanding play from middle blocker Katie Clark to a quick10-3 lead.  Clark had recorded two kills and a block during that time.  The sophomore finished the match with nine kills, five digs and four blocks.The Frogs cruised from there, winning the first set25-16.Lipscomb would not just roll over, though.  The teams traded runs in the second set, with the score tied at 11 midway through.  TCU struggled to serve well, giving Lipscomb life.  Regardless, a strong offensive attack led by Adams would prove too much for the Bison, and the Horned Frogs took command of the match with a 25-19 win.TCU recorded 11 service errors in the contest.“I’d like to see us get a little bit better at that [serving],” Kramer said.  “We had some people serving for the first time in a match today too, and they did a great job.” The third set looked to be a blowout at first, withTCU taking an 18-7 lead at one point. The run of dominance included a span of two-straight service aces bymiddle blocker Afedo Manyang.Once again, Lipscomb would not go away, as the Bisonput together a 10-3 run to cut the lead to four late in the set.  This would be as close as they got though, asTCU pulled away to complete the sweep with a 25-19 third set victory.“Adversity is always good,” Kramer said of Lipscomb’s10-3 run.  “Some people were getting theirfirst time of the season, so I’m sure that played into it a little bit.”Setters İrem Uçar and McKenzie Nichols combined for 32 assists and five digs in the win.“I do think our setters spread out the offense reallywell, and it was pretty balanced for the most part,” Kramer said.  “I think they felt like they could setanybody at any time.”The Horned Frogs look to go 3-0 in the Cowtown Classic on Sunday when they face off with Villanova (2-0).  The first serve in Fort Worth is set for 1 p.m. last_img read more

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El Comercio reporter threatened by drug kingpin’s henchmen

first_img News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting PeruAmericas News News Reporters Without Borders calls on the government to do everything necessary to protect reporter Miguel Ramírez and his colleagues in the Lima-based daily El Comercio. Ramírez, who has been covering Fernando Zevallos, Peru’s most powerful drug trafficker, for more than 10 years, has been the target of death threats and slanderous allegations. Organisation Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information February 28, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 El Comercio reporter threatened by drug kingpin’s henchmen to go further Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable RSF_en Follow the news on Peru PeruAmericas Reporters Without Borders appealed today for more vigilance from the authorities, especially the interior ministry, following telephone threats against Miguel Ramírez of the Lima-based daily El Comercio. Ramírez was also accused of “extortion” on 22 February by Luis Dávila, a detainee charged with drug trafficking who is believed to be in the pay of convicted drug kingpin Fernando Zevallos.“Ramírez has been covering the activities of Fernando Zevallos for more than 10 years and the fact that Zevallos is currently in prison does not prevent his networks from operating,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is dangerous for journalists to cover drug trafficking. Ramírez’s situation and that of the entire El Comercio staff require more vigilance from the relevant authorities,” the organisation added. “We also hope the judicial authorities will quickly shed light on these extortion allegations, which were clearly made with the aim of discrediting Ramírez.”Referring to drug traffickers yesterday in a phone call with Reporters Without Borders, Ramírez said, “I have for some time had the feeling that they have begun watching me again.” Five days ago, he got two calls at the newspaper warning that “the next one to be ripped apart will be this dog Ramírez.” He said he immediately linked this to the discovery two weeks ago of two dismembered bodies. One of the victims was the cousin of a detainee who is a prosecution witness against Zevallos.Ramírez arranged a meeting on 22 February with Dávila in the prison where he is being held in Huamanga, in the southwestern Ayacucho region, because Dávila had promised to give him information implicating Zevallos, his alleged boss. But when Ramírez arrived for the meeting, Dávila backed down and, in the presence of two prison guards, accusing him of trying to extort money. A prosecutor, Oscar Nuñez, who was summoned to the prison, said there was no evidence to support Dávila’s accusations. Ramírez told Reporters Without Borders: “This was a trap set by the drug traffickers, I have no doubt about that.”Ramírez has been covering Zevallos since 1995 and was already the target of death threats and extortion allegations in 2004. The former owner of the Aerocontinente airline, Zevallos is suspected of being Peru’s most powerful drug baron. The Supreme Court last year upheld his 20-year prison sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering. December 4, 2019 Find out more News April 1, 2020 Find out more February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

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Legislation in Montana Aimed at Reducing Banks’ Liability in Loss Mitigation

first_img Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Previous: Florida, Michigan Lead in Completed Foreclosures, But Other Numbers Do Not Correlate Next: HUD: Nearly Half of Loans in Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Have Been Resolved The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Legislation in Montana Aimed at Reducing Banks’ Liability in Loss Mitigation Legislation in Montana Aimed at Reducing Banks’ Liability in Loss Mitigation Banks Loss Mitigation Montana Regulatory Relief 2015-03-13 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img March 13, 2015 1,402 Views Lawmakers, particularly Republicans, who are especially concerned with the mortgage finance industry have been seeking regulatory relief for banks ever since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in 2011.The same thing is happening at the state level now in Montana, where two bills that were recently heard in the state’s House of Representatives were aimed at reducing the amount of liability for banks in lending and other mortgage practices such as loss mitigation.The two bills were introduced on December 5, 2014, by Montana Republican State Senator Eric Moore. Under SB 280, which “generally revises the loan agreement statute of frauds laws,” a borrower would be allowed to sue a lender over contract fraud only if the alleged violation is in writing, thus reversing a ruling from the Montana Supreme Court last year that permitted the use of verbal discussions between a borrower and a mortgagee as evidence of fraud in court.  SB 281, the stated purpose of which is to “generally revise consumer protection damage laws,” would disallow the awarding of punitive damages when a borrower sues a lender for breach of contract.SB 280 was tabled in committee Friday and SB 281 passed out of committee, according to a source familiar with the matter. The two bills had passed in the Montana State Senate on February 23.”SB 281 only limits damages in Consumer Protection Act claims, not in tort claims,” Al Smith, Executive Director of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, said in an email to DS News. “We hope that the full House will reject the bill so that consumers will be able to obtain full justice when banks fraudulently and negligently misrepresent the ‘help’ they offer consumers.”Distressed and at-risk Montana homeowners spoke out against the two bills in the state’s House Business and Labor Committee on Thursday, claiming that their respective mortgagees had misled them verbally with regards to loss mitigation practices. The borrowers said they would have had no legal claim against those mortgagees if these bills had been in enacted before they filed their respective lawsuits against their lenders.According to one media report, bankers in Montana have been advised not to talk to borrowers about distressed loans since last year’s Montana Supreme Court ruling, because what the bankers say can be used against them in court. Moore, the bills’ sponsor, told the committee that the bills were “commonsense” and that such legislation was needed to protect banks and other financial institutions from frivolous lawsuits, saying they need to be able to inform borrowers of their options regarding delinquent loans without the worry of getting sued.Foreclosures and seriously delinquent mortgage loans typically occur much less frequently in Montana than in other states. Montana consistently ranks near the bottom among states when it comes to foreclosure statistics – the latest CoreLogic data shows that only three states had fewer foreclosures than Montana’s total of 832 for the 12-month period from February 2014 to January 2015. Montana’s serious delinquency rate of 1.7 percent for January was less than half of the national average of 4 percent for the month. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Banks Loss Mitigation Montana Regulatory Relief Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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What’s in Store for Existing Home Sales . . .

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Existing Home Sales HOUSING Lawrence Yun mortgage NAR Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released its Existing Home Sales report—discovering that October 2017 reported the strongest pace since June, but low supply continues to lead to fewer closings on an annual basis for the second month in a row.Amidst the ongoing narrative of supply shortages, the report found that total existing-home sales increased by 2.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million in October from 5.37 million in September.According to NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, this slight increase is attributed to job growth, which in most of the country continues to carry on at a robust level and is starting to slowly push up wages—giving households added assurance that now is a good time to buy a home.”While the housing market gained a little more momentum last month, sales are still below year-ago levels because low inventory is limiting choices for prospective buyers and keeping price growth elevated,” Yun said.Although the impact on housing from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still experienced in parts of Texas and Florida, Yun forecasts that sales should rebound.”The residual effects on sales from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are still seen in parts of Texas and Florida,” Yun added. “However, sales should completely bounce back to their pre-storm levels by the end of the year, as demand for buying in these areas was very strong before the storms.”The report notes that the median existing-home price for all housing types in October was $247,000—representing a 5.5 percent increase from last year at $234,100. In addition, this price increase for October marks the 68th straight month of year-over-year gains, according to NAR.At the end of October, totally housing inventory decreased 3.2 percent to 1.80 million existing homes for sale, and is now “10.4 percent lower than a year ago at 2.01 million, and has fallen year-over-year for 29 consecutive months.”Meanwhile, the report notes that unsold inventory is at a 3.9-month supply at the current sales pace—a decline from 4.4 months a year ago.”Listings—especially those in the affordable price range—continue to go under contract typically a week faster than a year ago, and even quicker in many areas where healthy job markets are driving sustained demand for buying,” said Yun. “With the seasonal decline in inventory beginning to occur in most markets, prospective buyers will likely continue to see competitive conditions through the winter.”To view the full report, click here. Previous: Ocwen Announces Millions in New Mortgage Debt Forgiveness in Ohio Next: Home Prices Outpace Salariescenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Existing Home Sales HOUSING Lawrence Yun mortgage NAR 2017-11-21 Nicole Casperson What’s in Store for Existing Home Sales . . . November 21, 2017 1,556 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / What’s in Store for Existing Home Sales . . .last_img read more

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Simulation study for ground-based Ku-band microwaveobservations of ozone and hydroxyl in the polar middle atmosphere

first_imgThe Ku-band microwave frequencies (10.70–14.25 GHz) overlap emissions from ozone (O3) at 11.072 GHz and hydroxyl radical (OH) at 13.441 GHz. These important chemical species in the polar middle atmosphere respond strongly to high-latitude geomagnetic activity associated with space weather. Atmospheric model calculations predict that energetic electron precipitation (EEP) driven by magnetospheric substorms produces large changes in polar mesospheric O3 and OH. The EEP typically peaks at geomagnetic latitudes of ∼65∘ and evolves rapidly with time longitudinally and over the geomagnetic latitude range 60–80∘. Previous atmospheric modelling studies have shown that during substorms OH abundance can increase by more than an order of magnitude at 64–84 km and mesospheric O3 losses can exceed 50 %. In this work, an atmospheric simulation and retrieval study has been performed to determine the requirements for passive microwave radiometers capable of measuring diurnal variations in O3 and OH profiles from high-latitude Northern Hemisphere and Antarctic locations to verify model predictions. We show that, for a 11.072 GHz radiometer making 6 h spectral measurements with 10 kHz frequency resolution and root-mean-square baseline noise of 1 mK, O3 could be profiled over 8×10−4–0.22 hPa (∼98–58 km) with 10–17 km height resolution and ∼1 ppmv uncertainty. For the equivalent 13.441 GHz measurements with vertical sensor polarisation, OH could be profiled over 3×10−3–0.29 hPa (∼90–56 km) with 10–17 km height resolution and ∼3 ppbv uncertainty. The proposed observations would be highly applicable to studies of EEP, atmospheric dynamics, planetary-scale circulation, chemical transport, and the representation of these processes in polar and global climate models. Such observations would provide a relatively low-cost alternative to increasingly sparse satellite measurements of the polar middle atmosphere, extending long-term data records and also providing “ground truth” calibration data.last_img read more

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Canada Places Fifth in $150,000 Wellington Nations’ Cup

first_imgMore from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Horse Sport Enews The Canadian Show Jumping Team finished fifth in the $150,000 CSIO4* Nations’ Cup, presented by Premier Equestrian, held Friday, March 5, at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.Erynn Ballard, Mario Deslauriers, Tiffany Foster, and Amy Millar represented Canada in the only Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned senior team event held during this year’s Florida winter circuit. A total of eight teams competed for victory over tracks set by American course designers Steve Stephens and Nick Granat including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, and the United States.In a change of schedule from prior years, the first round got underway at 4:30 p.m. ET followed by the second round at 7:30 p.m. At the mid-way point, Ireland led with a clear scoresheet after all four of its riders produced clear rounds. The United States followed in second with a single time fault and Israel was in third with four faults. Brazil was next in the provisional standings with eight faults while Canada and Great Britain were tied in fifth position with 12 faults. All eight teams moved forward to the second round.Foster, 36, of North Vancouver, BC, acted as Canada’s lead-off rider with Northern Light, a 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Plot Blue x Contender) owned by Foster in partnership with Artisan Farms LLC. In the mare’s Nations’ Cup debut, the pair posted scores of eight faults in both rounds.Ballard, 40, of Tottenham, ON, was riding Gakhir, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Spartacus x Indorado) owned by Ilan Ferder and Esperanza Imports LLC. Incurring eight faults in the opening round, the newly-formed partnership kept it to four faults the second time out.Millar, 44, of Perth, ON, was the star of the night with Truman, a 12-year-old Selle Français gelding (Mylord Carthago x Kolibri) owned by Millar Brooke Farm Ltd. and Overlund. Looking fresh and confident, the pair left all the rails in place both times they toured the track to deliver a double clear performance.As the most experienced member of the Canadian team, Deslauriers, 56, of New York, NY, acted as the anchor. An unlucky rub at the double combination in the first round led to four faults, while it was a rail at the triple combination that fell during round two for another four-fault performance. The Wellington event marked the first time Deslauriers was riding Uris de la Roque, a 13-year-old Selle Français gelding (Capital x Quick Star) owned by Aram Ampagoumian LLC in partnership with Deslauriers, in Nations’ Cup competition.“All the Canadian horses jumped very well in the Nations’ Cup,” said Mark Laskin, Chair of the High Performance Jumping Committee. “We had three new horses that hadn’t competed for Canada previously and they gained critical experience towards their future careers. Special recognition should be given to Amy Millar who laid down two picture perfect rounds and led the way for us with a double clear performance.”On the event’s 20th anniversary, it was the United States that claimed victory in the $150,000 CSIO4* Nations’ Cup with the one fault incurred in the opening round. Ireland placed second on four faults, Brazil finished third on 14, and Israel fourth on 16 faults. Canada was fifth with a two-round total of 20 faults while Great Britain finished sixth with 24 faults. Colombia and Mexico took the final two placings in the standings with scores of 29 and 33 faults respectively. Tags: Tiffany Foster, Erynn Ballard, Amy Millar, PBIEC, WEF, Mario Deslauriers, Wellington Nations’ Cup, SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.last_img read more

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Meet Defence Stakeholders at International OPV Conference

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Meet Defence Stakeholders at International OPV Conference View post tag: OPV View post tag: Dublin Meet Defence Stakeholders at International OPV Conference Share this article September 4, 2014 View post tag: conference View post tag: stakeholders View post tag: europe View post tag: meetcenter_img View post tag: Ireland The International Offshore Patrol Vessels conference of 2014, the most well attended patrol vessel event in the world, will take place from September 30 until October 2, in Dublin, Ireland, this year. The conference provided the opportunity for people to meet face-to-face with military and industry stakeholders from the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.Held in association with the Irish Defence Forces this year  at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin, the event will be represented by the Flag Officer Commanding Commodore Hugh Tully of the Irish Naval Service and Rear Admiral Mark Mellet, Deputy Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces.The event attracts the most senior navy and coast guard chiefs from around the world to discuss the challenges of maritime policing including piracy, smuggling, search and rescue, pollution monitoring, fisheries protection and EEZ patrol.The International Offshore Patrol Vessels conference offers the opportunity to:– Network with over 100 international patrol vessel builders and end-users – the largest and most diverse global gathering of the community in the world;– Engage with the most prestigious speaker panel to date, 90% of whom have never presented at this event before;– Discuss lessons learnt from a vast array of mission sets, ranging from law enforcement to environmental protection operations, which will help shape the future requirements of emerging and mature naval forces;– Benefit from detailed discussions of platform and systems modernisation plans from every continent;– Explore the latest technological developments in modularity, systems arrangement, propulsion and ship-based aerial and underwater platforms.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 04, 2014; Image: UK Government View post tag: Defence View post tag: International View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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Fine and Performing Arts, Director, Assistant Professor in Music (Choral and Vocal Activities),

first_imgCampusRogers Park-Lake Shore Campus FLSA StatusExempt Posting Details Working ConditionsNone Position End Date The Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Artsand Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invitesapplications for a full-time tenure-track position in choralconducting and voice at the rank of Assistant Professor, foracademic year 2021-22. The successful candidate will be joining adepartment with more than thirty full-time faculty members (five inmusic) and over five hundred majors and minors (approximately onehundred combined music majors and minors). For more informationabout the department, please visit its website athttps://www.luc.edu/dfpa/This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiringinitiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teacherswho are reflective of our diverse student body and committed tointerdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across differentsubfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Ofspecial interest are candidates who can further the University’sefforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.The candidate will be expected to oversee all aspects of theever-growing choral and vocal program, including the VocalPerformance concentration. The teaching load is two courses persemester and will include a combination of conducting choralensembles (University Chorale and Chamber Choir), and teachingapplied voice and conducting students, as well as courses in vocalliterature and pedagogy. The successful candidate is expected topursue a strong research program, including the pursuit of externalgrants. Job TitleFine and Performing Arts, Director, Assistant Professor inMusic (Choral and Vocal Activities), Tenure Track Close Date Location CodeFINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (02105A) Position TitleFine and Performing Arts, Director, Assistant Professor inMusic (Choral and Vocal Activities), Tenure Track Position Details Organizational LocationPROVOST Desired Start Date08/09/2021 A D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Choral Music, ChoralConducting, or a closely related field at the time of appointmentis required. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of choral music isdesirable. The candidate should be willing to support the missionof LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Position Number Physical DemandsNone Qualificationscenter_img Is this split and/or fully grant funded?No Department NameFINE AND PERFORMING ARTS Job TypeFull-Time A D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Choral Music, ChoralConducting, or a closely related field at the time of appointmentis required. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstratethe potential for excellence in research and teaching and have arecord of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship,grant-funded research, and student mentorship. Experience workingor conducting research in the specialty area of choral music isdesirable. The candidate should be willing to support the missionof LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. Special Instructions to Applicants Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letterof interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statementoutlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement onteaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/orpotential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body throughresearch, teaching and other channels and engaging a diversecommunity through scholarship and service. Applicants should alsoarrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared tospeak to their professional qualifications for this position,especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to besubmitted electronically to the above website. Referees will not becontacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in thereview process. Candidates may forward additional materials relatedto teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publicationsto:Anthony Molinaro, M.M., Director of Music and Search CommitteeChairDepartment of Fine and Performing ArtsLoyola University Chicago1032 W. Sheridan RoadChicago, Illinois 60660Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2020 and continueuntil the position is filled.LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with astrong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying ourfaculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of itsprofessoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate studentpopulations because broad diversity – including a wide range ofindividuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – iscritical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence ineducation, research, educational access and services in anincreasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessingthe many qualifications of each applicant, we would factorfavorably an individual’s record of conduct that includesexperience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a widevariety of different educational, research or other workactivities. Among other qualifications, we would also factorfavorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriersto an academic career or degrees.As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seekcandidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver atransformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn moreabout LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focuson transformative education, they should consult our website atwww.luc.edu/transformativeed. Open Date11/20/2020 Open Until FilledYes Job CategoryUniversity Faculty Number of Vacancies Job Number85TBD Minimum Education and/or Work Experience Duties and Responsibilities Quick Link for Postinghttps://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14525 Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationCurriculum VitaeOther DocumentTeaching StatementResearch StatementOptional Documents Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more