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USA: NOAA Selects Tim Arcano as Director of NOAA’S Office of OER

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: NOAA Selects Tim Arcano as Director of NOAA’S Office of OER View post tag: OER Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Tim View post tag: A/S View post tag: office View post tag: usa View post tag: NOAA View post tag: Arcano View post tag: News by topiccenter_img USA: NOAA Selects Tim Arcano as Director of NOAA’S Office of OER View post tag: NOAA’s October 26, 2011 Tim Arcano, an ocean engineer with extensive experience in naval submarine and submersible design and engineering was selected as director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). Arcano is slated to begin Nov. 7.OER provides direction to NOAA and advises the U.S. Department of Commerce in the field of ocean exploration, research, and advanced technology development. A key element of OER is the Okeanos Explorer Program. It combines America’s ship for ocean exploration, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, with shore-based high-speed networks and infrastructure for live communications, including HD video of the seafloor, to scientists and other audiences ashore. It is the only federal program dedicated to systematic telepresence-enabled exploration of the world ocean.“I am excited about joining the NOAA OER team to apply science and advanced technologies in ocean exploration and research. This is a tremendous opportunity not only to explore unknown reaches of the ocean in ways that serve NOAA and national objectives, but also to engage people of all ages in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math,” Arcano said.While serving as the Corbin A. McNeill Endowed Chair in Naval Engineering at the United States Naval Academy, Arcano sought to engage student interest in underwater exploration technologies, including his development of a course on Engineering of Submersible Systems.Previously, he was deputy chief of nuclear safety at the Department of Energy where he spearheaded initiatives on safety-in-design of nuclear facilities and project management. He also served as technical director for the VIRGINIA Class Submarine Program.During his service with the Navy, he engaged in identifying promising ocean technologies, planning advanced technology developments, and directing the transition of advanced technologies to meet Navy needs. He retired as a captain from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of commissioned service (active and reserve) as an engineering duty officer qualified in submarines, as a salvage diving officer and as an acquisition professional. For the National Science Foundation, he served as an ex-officio member of the Replacement Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) Oversight Committee, overseeing the development of the replacement for the submersible Alvin.Arcano earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and an Ocean Engineer Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a civil and environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.(noaa)[mappress]Source: NOAA, October 26 , 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: selects View post tag: of View post tag: DIRECTOR Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE we are awaiting to see how City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr, CPA  Anne Hargis CPA , Missy Mosby,  Jonathan Weaver and City Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn are going to spin how the Indiana State Board of Accounts made major mistakes in reporting the final audit results of the 2014 City of Evansville state audit?  …we wonder what quailifies Mosby, McGinn, Weaver to discuss the details of the SBOA findings of 2014 audit of the city books?  …its obvious that members of the main stream media don’t have the interst in reporting the real truth concerning the 2014 audit of Evansville?IS IT TRUE that the City originally borrowed $8.4 million from Old National Bank to purchase D-Patrick  downtown property?   …we still owe ONB nearly $5 million after receiving $16,000,000 from the IU bond proceeds?IS IT TRUE that the suit involving the terribly botched SWAT raid on the home of Louise Milan is now scheduled for trial beginning August 22 of this year? … not only city government is open to  major financial liability , but we hear EPD Chief Billy Bolin may face the possibility of being held personally financially liable for master minding this SWAT team raid on Louise Milan home?  …all of the 7th Circuit Court Judges called this a “Keystone Cop” style raid?…when this case goes to trial we expect EPD and Evansville will get national news coverage, and that is one more good reason to settle before the case goes to court?IS IT TRUE that Mayor Winnecke is forming a task force to address what to do with Mesker Amphitheater and Lloyd Pool?  …we can’t wait to see who he appoints to the committees to study Mesker Amphitheater and Lloyd Pool?   …we predict whom ever he selects they will do his bidding?IS IT TRUE that we are very disappointed to see that Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is seeking permission to start charging admission?IS IT TRUE we don’t understand why the Mayor considers a Humboldt Penguin display at Mesker Zoo to be a “quality of life” issue for the City?  …we doubt that the quality of life for the penguins will be improved by being on display in the local zoo, and we don’t believe the life of the average resident will be better for it, either?IS IT TRUE we are surprised that the Mayor acknowledged the 2014 SBOA audit when addressing the Rotarian? … we are not surprised that Mayor put the best possible face on it by dismissing the importance of consistent $6 million dollar shortfalls in  the city account balances?IS IT TRUE that no mention was made in the SOTC address of upgrading city bus service to seven days a week?  … we believe that is a major quality-of-life issue?IS IT TRUE that we are pleased to hear that the Wellborn Baptist Foundation is narrowing the focus of the grants it will be giving in the future, in hopes of achieving stronger outcomes? …we believe the Wellborn Baptist Foundation process could benefit with a tighter, more realistic focus?IS IT TRUE that this legislative session may also open Indiana to costly suits in the matter of the Legislature’s failure to pass any job protection for LGBTQ Hoosiers?  … also true that the law passed to prohibit abortions based on defects in the fetus will likely make Indiana a target of costly legal tests as well?  …Indiana is only the second state in the nation to pass such a law?IS IT TRUE that our far East side area is growing again?  …Evansville Federal Credit Union is building a new 85,000 square-foot main office on their Morgan Avenue site?  …this location is very near the new Meijer’s, several new restaurants, and most of the other private investment growth in that area?IS IT TRUE that we applaud Berry Plastics for opening their doors to the 600 people being laid off as a result of the Alcoa smelter closing?   …that Berry Plastics has about sixty job openings that they informed displaced Alcoa workers about and encouraged them to apply for this weekend?  … that we wish the very best to the employees who are losing their jobs and hope that they will not have to leave this area?IS IT TRUE that we continue to urge our readers to keep a watchful eye on the votes of our ‘Rubber Stamp” City Council members, especially regarding spending on the luxuries that our mayor appears to lust after?IS IT TRUE that the newest pot of Federal cash will come in the form of grants to the “Promise Zone”, which encompasses much of the Second, Third, and Fourth Wards?   …needs exist that could make the grants great assets to the neighborhoods, and we hope to see it spent accordingly, but we doubt it?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Wednesday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that members of the Evansville City Council are just rubber stamps for the Mayor?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. 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first_imgSESQUICENTENNIAL — With the anniversary of the sesquicentennial fast approaching, the Bayonne Board of Education’s Bayonne 150 celebrations are in full swing. Pictured here are Henry Harris Community School teachers, Mr. Doolan and Ms. Geisler, with their school’s contribution to the time capsule. ×last_img

Lunch and Learn: Library is Hosting Functional Food Series

first_imgThe Ocean City Free Public Library is hosting several Zoom presentations by Chris Zellers, family and community health science educator of Cape May County for Rutgers Cooperative Extensions.Here are the presentations as follows:April 13 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.“Functional Foods-Berries” Register here: Foods-Berries will increase viewers’ knowledge about berries, including historical, processing and preparation facts. It will allow participants to understand the current research and health benefits of berries and identify the recommendations for including berries in a healthful plant-based diet.September 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.“Functional Foods-Mushrooms” Register here: Foods-Mushrooms will increase participants’ knowledge about mushrooms, including historical, processing and preparation facts, it will create an understanding of the current research and health benefits of mushrooms, and identify the recommendations for including mushrooms in a healthful plant-based diet.Coffee and its health benefits will be a hot topic. (Photo courtesy of 9 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.“Functional Foods-Coffee” Register here: Foods-Coffee will increase viewer knowledge about coffee, including its plant origin and historical, processing and preparation facts.  It will introduce participants to the current research and health benefits of coffee and identify the recommendations for including coffee in a healthful plant-based diet. Berries will be the subject of one of the virtual discussions. (Photo courtesy of iStock)last_img read more

Ghost-Note Added As Support For Lettuce Performance At Brooklyn Steel

first_imgLettuce has announced that Ghost-Note will be joining them when they hit Brooklyn Steel on January 19th as part of their 2019 Vibe Up Tour. Ghost-Note’s addition to Lettuce’s Brooklyn show comes on the heels of their New Year’s Eve performance alongside KNOWER at New York’s Irving Plaza. The Brooklyn Steel performance will mark the final stop on a joint nine-show run for the two bands.Tickets for Lettuce with Ghost-Note at Brooklyn Steel on Saturday, January 19th are available here.Lettuce and Ghost-Note will begin their run of shows together on January 10th in Rochester, NY and continue to Boston, MA (1/11); Clifton Park, NY (1/12); South Burlington, VT (1/13); Indianapolis, IN (1/15); Detroit, MI (1/16); Pittsburgh, PA (1/17); and Hartford, CT (1/18) before landing in Brooklyn on 1/19.Lettuce will continue on from there throughout the early months of 2019 with a run of supportless “evening with” shows followed by a number of performances with The Greyhounds. For a full list of Lettuce’s upcoming tour dates, hit their website here.After their stint with Lettuce, Ghost-Note will head out for a number of headlining shows on their Smack ‘Em Tour featuring support from Electric Kiff in addition to a number of March dates opening for Umphrey’s McGee. For a full list of Ghost-Note’s upcoming tour dates, head here.last_img read more

Can CFO/CIO Frictions Torpedo IT Transformation Goals?

first_imgMost enterprises aren’t just talking IT Transformation anymore – they are placing big bets and big money on modernizing IT infrastructures. None of this is technology for technology’s sake — senior executives have clear business goals in mind when they invest in IT Transformation. Unfortunately, despite these major investments in time and money, many of them still haven’t found the secret to transformation success or how to deliver concrete business results from these efforts.A new study by Forbes Insights and Dell EMC released today shows that the number of organizations dedicating up to 50% of their budgets to IT Transformation will rise nearly fivefold by 2018. The most critical goals include the drive to reduce IT costs (75% of respondents), be first to market with new products and services (73%) and reallocating funds to strategic business projects (67%). With so much riding on these transformations, it’s critical to understand the potential barriers and how to overcome them.Why? Because leaders – where IT Transformation is established and starting to be viewed as a key strategic priority – are more than 2X as likely to report they are ahead of their competition and 2.5X more likely to report return on investment in 12 months or less. enterprises still aren’t gaining a clear competitive advantage from transformation strategies. In fact, 59% say they’ve achieved parity with competitors. Less than stellar transformation results often center on problems that arise between two pivotal players — CIOs and CFOs, who struggle to work together as a team.According to the study, collaboration problems are exacerbated by conflicts arising from traditional reporting structures and a lack of new incentives aimed at fostering closer cooperation between CIOs and CFOs. CFOs point to problems stemming from a lack of business expertise among CIOs and the conflicting priorities of the two groups – although they also acknowledge that their own attitudes about the role of CIOs are outdated.An astounding 89% of senior executives surveyed acknowledge that significant barriers keep CIOs and CFOs from collaborating more closely on IT Transformation initiatives. Nearly all respondents (96%) see close CIO/CFO collaboration as being important or critical to business success; however less than 40% would describe it as excellent. Interestingly, when asked to rate the effectiveness of CIO/CFO collaboration, nearly three-quarters (72%) of CEOs and 63% of COOs consider it excellent.Realizing the full benefits of IT Transformation requires better CIO/CFO collaboration, but where do you start? The report recommends these 6 steps:Update reporting structures to address the evolving roles of CIOsCultivate change agents among CIOs and CFOsMeasure — and reward — CIO performance according to business outcomesSee ROI calculations as guides, not hard and fast requirementsImplement clear milestones to monitor the progress of higher risk initiativesTurn the IT department into a consultancyWhen CIOs and CFOs are in sync, the biggest benefit according to the respondents is the ability to react more quickly to market changes (22%), attract new customers in current markets (16%) and more quickly introduce new products and services requested by the business (14%). There is a lot at stake with IT Transformation, but with closer collaboration between CIOs and CFOs, leading enterprises can turn it into a strategy for business success.If you’re interested in learning more about the relationship between CIOs and CFOs, and the impact it can have on IT Transformation, download the Forbes Insights report, “IT Transformation: Success Hinges on CIO/CFO Collaboration”.last_img read more

Designing the Dual-Screen Evolution of the PC

first_imgDell’s Experience Innovation Group (EIG) believes the future of personal computing lies in the combination of hardware and software to deliver immersive, predictive experiences. Recognizing that form factor plays a significant role in how we interact with technology. We began exploring multi-screen devices around a decade ago and have been working with partners to explore this deeper the last few years.Modern, smart and responsive devices have the potential of unlocking new ways of working; encouraging collaboration and boosting productivity. We have been exploring how to make user interactions with technology simple, natural, and intuitive. Even if it’s just shaving seconds off the log-in process as demonstrated with Dell ExpressSign-in, our aim is to make technology work better and harder for us as our usage models evolve.New category considerations and usesDell’s EIG has expertise in areas of innovation such as narrow display borders, all-day battery life, and revolutionary manufacturing techniques, but dual screen devices bring unique design and engineering considerations.The obvious benefit of having multiple displays is to multi-task. Today, it’s not uncommon for consumers to watch a movie on one device while looking up an actor’s filmography on a second screen. However, those use cases are only scratching the surface.We are designing dual-screen PCs to be productivity enabling experiences. Users will be able to complete multiple tasks more efficiently and seamlessly. For example, artists and architects will be able to create on one screen, while referencing photographs on another. You’ll be able to take notes on one screen, while the other shows the slides on a video call; or use one for composing an email, while another shows the spreadsheets you’re pulling data from. Imagine that in one light, mobile device.Two is better than one…but only if done right. User experience is king, and research plays a vital role in our design journey. We engaged a dedicated team of in-house user experience and behavioral psychology experts early in the concept development process.Psychology and habits play a huge part in the adoption of new technologies, and it is critical to understand how users respond to new product designs and experiences so that we get them right.Our agile development cycles mean that dual screens have taken various forms at Dell – some earlier concepts even made it as far as the prototyping stage back in 2017.Thanks to books, dual screen and foldable formats are familiar to us, and we see dual-screens as a natural evolution of the PC. However, we also know that users today have a strong emotional attachment to physical keyboards. Users will eventually shift to on-screen keyboards in the future or rely on voice-activation or pens. We are exploring ways to bridge these experiences and embrace the new rules of device interaction. We had to consider a range of usage scenarios and input methods: What advancements are needed to handle palm rejection on fully touch enabled surface? How do we make the device accessible for those with special needs?A big question: Since cats love to sit directly on keyboards, where will they park themselves in the future and how would a dual screen device react to their movements?Design iteration to deliver the perfect experienceThe above is only a handful of the factors we’ve had to consider as we work diligently to bring the best dual screen experiences to users. We have spent a lot of time exploring the balance between performance, power and overall aesthetics. For example, larger screens are preferred for productivity tasks, while users will continue to demand thinner and lighter devices. Of course, these all directly conflict with the need for ample battery life.Dell’s EIG will continue to work with partners and design, build, test and repeat. We’re excited about the evolution of the PC and expect applications to take advantage of dual screens to provide an enhanced experience. We are committed to ensuring Dell delivers the best dual-screen experience – one that we are proud to put our name to. Watch this space for further updates!last_img read more

Bankruptcies Likely For Shale Oil Fracking Biz

first_imgPhoto: Kate Ausburn. / CC BY 2.0NEW YORK – Dozens of American Shale Oil companies could go bankrupt as prices reach a historic low.The companies use Hydraulic Fracturing to get SHALE Oil out of rock and stone.The innovative method has made the United States, a major oil producer. But, it’s expensive.That makes it hard to turn a profit with a price war and coronavirus disrupting supply and demand. West Texas Intermediate Crude is the cheapest it’s been, Since the New York Mercantile Exchange started trading oil futures.Now, some experts believe 100 oil and gas companies could file for bankruptcy this year if prices don’t go up significantly. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Happy Opening Night to Andy Karl and the Cast of Rocky

first_img Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 Related Shows Rocky Clockwise from left, the sketch features Andy Karl as Rocky, Terence Archie as Apollo Creed, Margo Seibert as Adrian, Dakin Matthews as Mickey and Danny Mastrogiorgio as Paulie. Based on the Oscar-winning 1976 movie of the same name, Rocky tells the inspiring story of an amateur boxer from Philadelphia who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to fight for the heavyweight championship. View Commentscenter_img About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. The Winter Garden Theatre is ready to rumble! Rocky, a new musical featuring music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, is bringing the Eye of the Tiger to Broadway. To celebrate the official opening night of Rocky, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this ringside portrait of the cast in action. wishes the cast of Rocky a bang-up opening night! Andy Karllast_img read more

IEA: Global electricity generation from coal will drop by largest amount on record in 2020

first_imgIEA: Global electricity generation from coal will drop by largest amount on record in 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Worldwide coal generation will fall 5% in 2020 to 2012 levels, marking the largest annual decrease on record, the International Energy Agency estimated in a new report.Coal use will likely bounce back in 2021, but growth in renewables will remain the lead story in electricity generation, the agency said in its first-ever “Electricity Market Report” published Dec. 14. The drop in coal generation came against the backdrop of a 2% decline in global electricity demand due to the historic shock created by the COVID-19 pandemic.Coal-fired capacity will be flat in 2020 at 2,125 GW, the International Energy Agency said. However, if developers delay new plants or if power generators move retirements forward in 2020, it could be the first year with a coal capacity decline in this century.“As with most coal-related issues, the story of coal capacity varies considerably between advanced economies and those which are emerging and developing,” the report noted.Europe and the United States are generally not making plans for new coal capacity and are retiring existing fleets, while Austria and Sweden recently joined Belgium as European countries that are completely closing out their coal fleets, the group wrote.In the emerging and developing world, decommissioning coal plants is unusual, the International Energy Agency said. On the other hand, the construction of new coal plants has slowed due to both headwinds facing the coal sector and the pandemic. China leads the way on coal additions with 30 GW of capacity expected to be commissioned in 2020, in line with its 2019 total.Still, the agency said coal’s prospects in the developing world are shifting as well. “Lower electricity demand driven by the COVID-19 crisis, lower costs for renewables and low gas prices — as well as the reduction in air pollution that came with lower coal-based electricity generation in 2020 — have changed the perception in many countries that coal is the only way to have affordable, dispatchable and secure electricity,” the report stated. “Difficulties in financing and growing international pressure against coal are also playing a role.”[Taylor Kuykendall]More ($): Global coal generation estimated to fall 5% in 2020, hitting 2012 levelslast_img read more