Towards synthesis of solar wind and geomagnetic scaling exponents: a fractional Levy motion model

first_imgMandelbrot introduced the concept of fractals to describe the non-Euclidean shape of many aspects of the natural world. In the time series context, he proposed the use of fractional Brownian motion (fBm) to model non-negligible temporal persistence, the ‘Joseph Effect’; and Lévy flights to quantify large discontinuities, the ‘Noah Effect’. In space physics, both effects are manifested in the intermittency and long-range correlation which are by now well-established features of geomagnetic indices and their solar wind drivers. In order to capture and quantify the Noah and Joseph effects in one compact model, we propose the application of the ‘bridging’ fractional Lévy motion (fLm) to space physics. We perform an initial evaluation of some previous scaling results in this paradigm, and show how fLm can model the previously observed exponents. We suggest some new directions for the future.last_img read more

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“READERS FORUM” AUGUST 17, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Are you pleased with all of the new development in downtown Evansville?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy.  Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our siteFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Deldeo, Barbara Ann 77 of Ocean City, NJ

first_imgDeldeo, Barbara Ann 77 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on October 5, 2017, at her home.Born in and formerly of Wilmington, DE, she had resided in Ocean City, NJ for the last twenty years.  She was an active participant of the St. Augustine pray group and a devoted member of the St. Augustine’s RC Church of St. Damien Parish.  Barbara was a beautiful woman, a woman of great faith, who always displayed grace, compassion, and love for those who knew her.  Proceeded by her beloved son Thomas, (4-18-1994) and survived by her brother Tom Bibs, and her loving husband, Salvatore.  The couple just recently celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past July.A Memorial Mass will be offered Saturday, November 11th at 11 o’clock from St. Augustine’s RC Church of St. Damien Parish, 13th Street at Wesley Avenue, Ocean City where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of mass.Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 North US Highway 9, Swainton, NJ 08210.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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Press release: Government launches NHS Test and Trace service

first_imgWork continues on the NHS COVID-19 app following a successful rollout on the Isle of Wight. There has been a positive reception to the test and trace system on the island with over 52,000 downloads in the first week.The app, which will form a part of the NHS Test and Trace service, is due to be launched in the coming weeks once contact tracing is up and running. It will significantly extend the speed and reach of contact tracing, by helping to identify those who you may not know, such as someone sitting next to you on public transport. The app will also give powerful insights into the spread of the virus and how to contain it.The new service applies to England only, but we continue to work with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to make sure we have systems that are coordinated across the UK.Background informationHow NHS Test and Trace works for someone with coronavirus symptoms The new NHS Test and Trace service will launch tomorrow (Thursday 28 May) across England, the government announced.The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives.From tomorrow, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions. This could include household members, people with whom they have been in direct contact, or within 2 metres for more than 15 minutes.People identified as having been in close contact with someone who has a positive test must stay at home for 14 days, even if they do not have symptoms, to stop unknowingly spreading the virus.If those in isolation develop symptoms, they can book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. If they test positive, they must continue to stay at home for 7 days or until their symptoms have passed. If they test negative, they must complete the 14-day isolation period.Members of their household will not have to stay at home unless the person identified becomes symptomatic, at which point they must also self-isolate for 14 days to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: alert: You will be alerted by the NHS Test and Trace service if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. The alert will come either by text or email and you’ll need to log on to the NHS Test and Trace website, which is the easiest way for you and the service to communicate with each other – but, if not, a trained call handler will talk you through what you need to do. Under 18s will get a phone call and a parent or guardian will be asked to give permission for the call to continue. isolate: You will be asked to begin self-isolation for up to 14 days, depending on when you last came into contact with the person who has tested positive. It’s really important to do this even if you don’t feel unwell, because it can take up to 14 days for the symptoms to develop. This will be crucial to avoid you unknowingly spreading the virus to others. Your household doesn’t need to self-isolate with you, but they must take extra care to follow the guidance on social distancing and washing your hands. test if needed: If you develop symptoms of coronavirus, other members of your household should self-isolate at home and you should book a coronavirus test at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119 if you have no internet access. If your test is positive you must continue to stay at home for 7 days. If your test is negative, you must still complete your 14 day self-isolation period because the virus may not be detectable yet. How NHS Test and Trace works for those contacted if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus The government has also today expanded testing availability for children aged under 5, to help support the phased opening of schools and childcare settings in England from 1 June. From tomorrow, all symptomatic individuals in England will be able to access a test if they need one, with all symptomatic individuals in Wales able to book tests from Saturday.Anyone with a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or a change in their sense of smell or taste is asked to immediately report these symptoms and book a test at nhs.uk/coronavirus.A package of £300 million of new funding has been made available to local authorities to work with NHS Test and Trace to develop local outbreak control plans, building on the work already done so far to respond to coronavirus. Their plans will focus on identifying and containing potential outbreaks in places such as workplaces, housing complexes, care homes and schools, ensuring testing capacity is deployed effectively and helping the most vulnerable in self-isolation access essential services in their area. A new Local Government Advisory Board has also been established to support this work.Professor John Newton, National Coordinator of Test and Trace, said: At this critical point in the nation’s response to coronavirus we are launching a service that will enable us to emerge more safely from lockdown. To control the virus we still need to continue with social distancing and good hygiene, but we also now have a comprehensive test and trace service to stop new cases spreading. This approach will allow us to gradually return to more normal personal, social and economic lives while recognising that we have to stay alert and respond rapidly to any advice from the new service. NHS Test and Trace service to form a central part of the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy Anyone with symptoms will be tested and their close contacts will be traced New guidance means those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms, to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus isolate: As soon as you experience coronavirus symptoms, you should self-isolate for at least 7 days. Anyone else in your household should self-isolate for 14 days from when you started having symptoms. test: You should order a coronavirus test immediately at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119 if you have no internet access. results: If your test is positive you must complete the remainder of your 7-day self-isolation. Anyone in your household should also complete self-isolation for 14 days from when you started having symptoms. If your test is negative, you and other household members no longer need to isolate. share contacts: If you test positive for coronavirus, the NHS Test and Trace service will send you a text or email alert or call you within 24 hours with instructions of how to share details of people you have been in close, recent contact with and places you have visited. It is important that you respond as soon as possible so that we can give appropriate advice to those who need it. You will be asked to do this online via a secure website or you will be called by one of our NHS contact tracers. test: increasing availability and speed of testing will underpin NHS Test and Trace. trace: when someone tests positive for coronavirus the NHS Test and Trace service will use dedicated contact tracing staff, online services and local public health experts to identify any close recent contacts they’ve had and alert those most at risk of having the virus who need to self-isolate. This will be complemented by the rollout of the NHS COVID-19 App in the coming weeks. contain: a national Joint Biosecurity Centre will work with local authorities and public health teams in Public Health England (PHE), including local Directors of Public Health, to identify localised outbreaks and support effective local responses, including plans to quickly deploy testing facilities to particular locations. Local authorities have been supported by £300 million of new funding to help local authorities develop their own local outbreak control plans. enable: government to learn more about the virus, including as the science develops, to explore how we could go further in easing infection control measures. This is a brand new service which has been launched at incredible speed and scale. NHS Test and Trace already employs over 40,000 people, both directly and through trusted partners, who are working hard to deliver both testing and contact tracing at scale. This is no small achievement and I am hugely grateful to everyone involved. NHS Test and Trace will not succeed on its own – we all need to play our part. This is why we are working hand-in-hand with communities and local authorities across the country to tailor support at a local level, and respond quickly to local needs. And we will be constantly developing and improving as we go. Together we can help contain the virus, stop it spreading further and ultimately save lives. As we move to the next stage of our fight against coronavirus, we will be able to replace national lockdowns with individual isolation and, if necessary, local action where there are outbreaks. NHS Test and Trace will be vital to stopping the spread of the virus. It is how we will be able to protect our friends and family from infection, and protect our NHS. This new system will help us keep this virus under control while carefully and safely lifting the lockdown nationally. The NHS Test and Trace service, including 25,000 dedicated contact tracing staff working with Public Health England, will have the capacity to trace the contacts of 10,000 people who test positive for coronavirus per day and can be scaled up if needed.The rollout of the NHS Test and Trace service has been made possible by the rapid expansion of testing. The largest network of diagnostic testing facilities in British history has been created and will soon have the capacity to carry out 200,000 tests a day. This includes 50 drive-through sites, more than 100 mobile testing units and 3 mega laboratories.People who are contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service will be given clear information explaining what they must do and how they can access local support if needed. Guidance is also available online at gov.uk/coronavirus. This comes as the Department for Work and Pensions has announced that those having to self-isolate will be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay if they are unable to work from home. This applies across the 4 nations of the UK.Dido Harding, Executive Chair of NHS Test and Trace, said: NHS Test and Trace brings together 4 tools to control the virus:last_img read more

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Vermont Board of Education announces new officers

first_imgThe State Board of Education elected new officers at its September 15, 2009 meeting, the Department of Education announced today. Fayneese Miller of South Burlington was elected Board chair, Ruth Stokes of Williston will continue serving as co-vice-chair, along with Kathy Larsen of Wilmington as second vice-chair.The election was necessitated by the retirement of Chair Tom James. The governor recently appointed Stephan Morse of Newfane to complete the term vacated by James. Morse s first Board meeting will be on October 20.Miller of South Burlington is the Dean of the College of Education and Social Services at University of Vermont. She came to Vermont after a 20-year career at Brown University where she was associate professor of education and human development and an internationally recognized expert on the social, academic and political development of adolescents. She led Brown s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and was the university s first coordinator and chair of ethnic studies. Her State Board term will expire in 2012.Stokes has been a Board member since 2005. Since 1999, she has been the Executive Director of the Vermont Student Opportunity Scholarship Fund (VTSOS). From 1989 to 1992, she served as a state representative for Williston and Richmond. In addition, Stokes was a member of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1995, serving the last two years as chair. She served as a member of her town s school board from 1975 to 1987, serving the last six years as chair. Stokes has also served on the executive board of the Vermont School Boards Association, and has taught high school science. Her State Board term will end in 2011.Kathy Larsen of Wilmington spent her 33-year career teaching Vermont students. She spent one year as a paraprofessional, 24 years as a primary grade teacher, and eight as an elementary teaching principal. After one year in Williston, she spent the rest of her career at Deerfield Valley Elementary School, retiring in 2005. She also does mentoring and Formative Assessment Project trainings, as well as some substitute teaching to stay in touch with students and acting as interim principal. She serves as a member of the advisory board for the Wings Community Program afterschool program and the Deerfield Valley Health Care Volunteers local healthcare assistance program. Her term expires in 2013.In addition, student member Robert Kelley of Brandon, who was appointed by Governor Douglas to the Board in August, participated in his first meeting. He is also a student school board member at Otter Valley Union High School.Source: Vermont DOE. 9.15.2009last_img read more

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300 Editors Will Attend Panama’s Fifth International Book Fair

first_imgBy Dialogo June 05, 2009 Panama, 03 June (EFE).-Panama’s Fifth International Book Fair 2009, with Peru as a guest country, expects 300 Latin American editors to be in attendance as well as some 80,000 visitors, the organizers said today. From August 19th to 23rd, authors from Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Guatemala, Argentina, Cuba and Panama will be participating in the Fifth session of the Book Fair, together with the editors and international book companies that will occupy the 219 cubicles of the Atlapa Convention Center in the capital. The president of the Panamanian Book Chamber, Renée Ávila, reported to Efe, after the Fair’s official inauguration, that the main objectives are to “promote reading, to give the Panamanian public the opportunity to be in contact with national and international authors and to attend the commercial book exhibit”. The exhibit covers more than 3,000 square meters of building space and it will also include cultural and academic programs, professional seminars, and sessions with authors and a children’s pavilion in order to offer story time to even the smallest children. The event will also offer an exhibit, which will be shown outside of Peru for the very first time, about the life of Mario Vargas Llosa, entitled “La Libertad y Vida” (Life and Liberty), which will feature photos of the writer, interviews and books with her own notes. Ávila added that “we have enjoyed a political, diplomatic and cultural relationship with Peru for many years now. The Fair will allow us to know their culture and also the Peruvian people, while fostering a love for reading”. Claudia Llosa, the niece of Mario Vargas Llosa and cinema director Luis Llosa, will have an exhibit to show their work, to include the movie “The Milk of Sorrow”, winner of the “Golden Bear” at the 2009 Berlin International Movie Festival. Panama’s Fifth International Book Festival also will include the Peruvian novelist Alonso Cueto, author of the novel “The Whisper of the Whale Woman”, a finalist for First Place Planeta-Casamérica prize for Ibero-American Narrative XXXXX (Bogota, 2007). Another Peruvian writer who will be in attendance at the Fair is the poet Antonio Cisneros, author of a score of books which includes “Ceremonial song against an anteater”, which won him the Casa de las Américas Prize in 1968; “Monologue of the Outcast Susan and other poems” (1986) and “A trip to the Galapagos Islands” (2005). In this edition, the organizers have tried to promote the different literary genre and to promote the Peruvian culture through dance, music, movies and gastronomy.last_img read more

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NCUA releases RBC legal opinion

first_imgby: Nicholas BallasyThe Federal Credit Union Act provides the NCUA with the “interpretive flexibility” to implement a two-tier risk-based net worth system, according to the legal opinion of the law firm Paul Hastings LLP.Section 216 of the Federal Credit Union Act is “at best, ambiguous with respect to the statutory authority of the NCUA to implement a two-tier RBNW [risk-based net worth] requirement for complex credit unions, as the language can be interpreted in multiple ways,” the opinion said.According to the firm’s opinion, section 2016 “does not prevent NCUA from imposing higher requirements on ‘well-capitalized’ credit unions to provide greater protection against risks” and does not show “congressional intent to preclude the NCUA from implementing different RBNW requirements for different capital categories.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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The Shunter swoops for Greatwood glory | Racing News

first_imgThe Shunter flew up the Cheltenham hill to run out an impressive winner of the Unibet Greatwood Hurdle.Racing from the bottom of the handicap, he relished the testing conditions as he quickened past top weight Ballyandy after the last.- Advertisement – Ridden confidently by Robbie Power, partnering his fourth winner of the Open meeting, it was a notable success for trainer Emmett Mullins.As ever there were plenty in with a chance approaching the last, but Ballyandy still held sway despite his welter burden, and he did well to hold off the favourite Tegerek for second. Hunters Call was fourth.The Shunter (13-2) only had a maiden hurdle win to his name over the smaller obstacles previously, but did triumph over fences at Punchestown in September.- Advertisement – Power admitted he had a tough few days to make the minimum weight.He added: “I’ve not eaten a whole pile. I’ve eaten a bit of chicken, but very little since Friday morning. I had breakfast Friday morning and a few bits of chicken and All-Bran for breakfast in the mornings, that’s all.“I’ve not had dinner the last two nights. I don’t like sweating as I’d rather starve than sweat. I did a small sweat this morning. I’m well hydrated as I’ve been drinking plenty of fluids.“The eating doesn’t bother me as it’s something I’ve grown up with. I’ve probably smoked more in the last couple of days than I ever have before.“Emmet has done a fantastic job with him. He was impressive over hurdles at Downpatrick and very impressive in a beginners’ chase at Punchestown. Emmet thought coming here off 10st, it was a good chance for him and when the heavens opened, it really played to his strengths.” Power said: “I’d say it’s the lightest I’ve done for 10 years. Emmet fancied him and the rain came. He is more of a two-and-a-half miler, but the rain came and it brought his stamina into it today.“I got badly outpaced down the hill and I couldn’t go with them – I had to sit and suffer. He winged the second last and I knew when I gave him a squeeze at the back of the second last, I had a big chance.“I needed a good jump at the last, but he has delivered for me. Once I met the rising ground, he galloped all the way up the hill. Having a light weight on that sort of ground makes a huge difference as well.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Update: Transportation services disrupted by flooding on Tuesday

first_imgThe mild to severe flooding across Greater Jakarta on Tuesday paralyzed traffic along several major streets and disrupted a number of public transportation services.Below is a list of the affected transportation modes:Commuter trains PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) spokesperson Anne Purba said that several commuter train services in Greater Jakarta were disrupted. Commuter line trains operating from Tanah Abang to Serpong, Maja, and Rangkasbitung stations in Tangerang have resumed normal services. Trains serving Bekasi-Kota, Bogor-Kota, and Bogor/Depok -Angke/Jatinegara are stopping at Manggarai Station due to flooding. Trains serving Bekasi-Kota are stopping at Pasar Senen Station.TransjakartaJakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said operations on 22 Transjakarta bus routes and 14 Jak Lingko angkot (public minivan) routes had been suspended while 12 other routes had been diverted. Power has been cut to 20 Transjakarta bus stops.“At bus stops that have no power, tear-off tickets are being sold manually,” Syafrin said.  Soekarno-Hatta airport trainThe Soekarno-Hatta airport train restarted operations at around noon on Tuesday after previously suspending its services.Update informasi perjalanan KA Bandara Soetta sudah kembali normal.Selasa, 25 February 2020 pic.twitter.com/5iX2xaAOo3— KA Bandara Railink (@RailinkARS) February 25, 2020Toll roadsState-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga said 12 highway sections were affected by flooding, including parts of the Jagorawi toll road, the Jakarta-Tangerang toll road and the Jakarta-Cikampek toll road.Jasa Marga said the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) was the worst hit, with a section of the road near Rorotan, North Jakarta, closed because it was inundated by 45 to 50 cm of water.“Jasa Marga staff on the Jakarta-Cikampek route are setting up signs to warn drivers to slow down before the flooded area,” Jasa Marga spokesperson Dwimawan Heru said in a press release.Odd-even policyThe floods have prompted the Jakarta Traffic Police to suspend the odd-even license plate policy.“On the orders of the Jakarta Police traffic director, the odd-even license plate policy will not be enforced today, because the situation makes it impossible,” the Jakarta Traffic Police posted on their Twitter account @TMCPOLDaMetro. (kmt)Topics :last_img read more

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COVID-19: West Java prepares quarantine plan pending government approval

first_img“No region should impose quarantine measures without central government approval,” he said.Read also: Jakarta prepares local quarantine scenarioRidwan further advised the public not to return to their hometown ahead of Ramadan to curb the spread of COVID-19.He has instructed community unit and neighborhood unit chiefs to register any residents who have just returned from traveling or working in cities outside of West Java. The West Java provincial administration is preparing a scenario for a regional quarantine while awaiting the go-ahead from the central government, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Sunday.“We’re discussing [the regional quarantine]. However, the decision to impose a quarantine or not remains in the hands of the central government,” Ridwan said.He said he was in close communication with COVID-19 Task Force chief Doni Monardo to ask for permission to enact certain policies. “[Returnees] must self-quarantine for 14 days as people under general monitoring for COVID-19,” West Java Regional Secretary spokesperson Hermansyah said in a written statement on Sunday.“The more people return home, the more difficult it is for us to track each person’s medical and travel histories.”Ridwan conceded that the appeal for residents to stay at home had not been fully obeyed and some had ignored the warning.“We hope that the people will be ready when the time comes to impose a local quarantine. Therefore, we’re doing our best to prepare for such a scenario.” As of Sunday, Indonesia has reported 1,285 confirmed COVID-19 cases nationwide, 149 of which are in West Java.(aly)Topics :last_img read more

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