A numerical comparison of approximations to the Stokes equations used in ice sheet and glacier modeling

first_imgA computational analysis of the accuracy of different approximations to the Stokes equations for momentum balance used in ice sheet modeling is performed by solving a particular tractable form of the equations appropriate for small perturbations of the ice surface, describing the uniform flow of ice with a Glen rheology on an infinitely long and broad section. The approximants comprise the shallow ice approximation and various schemes for incorporating longitudinal stresses and, in one case, the horizontal gradient of the horizontal plane shear stresses. The simplifications lead to a vertically one-dimensional numerical problem, whose solution can be computed rapidly. The relaxation rate of perturbations as well as other response descriptors for the stable full system and approximants are compared. Compared with the shallow ice approximation, the inclusion of longitudinal stresses increases accuracy at shorter wavelengths, but accuracy is poor at wavelengths around or less than the ice sheet thickness. Even though analysis shows that the horizontal gradients of the horizontal plane shear stresses are of similar magnitude to longitudinal stress effects, computations show, in agreement with glaciological belief, that longitudinal stress effects are more significant and need to be corrected for first in practice. Two schemes, a multilayer scheme and a one-layer scheme, are particularly good and should be investigated further in cases where perturbations from uniformity are large. Some other apparently plausible approximations introduce nonphysical instabilities. New schemes need to be assessed in the way described in this paper before being used in real ice sheet models.last_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Signs Dallin Hall Friday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, BYU men’s basketball signed Fremont High star guard Dallin Hall, who led the Silverwolves to a 6-A state championship last month.Hall is the No. 7 ranked prospect in Utah and averaged 22.9 points per game, ranking him seventh in Utah in that statistic. He also averaged 6.8 assists, 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game for the Silverwolves during their state championship run.Hall received offers from Utah, Oregon State, Utah State, Saint Mary’s, Utah Valley and Weber State, among others, before ultimately deciding on BYU.Hall is the third in-state signee by the Cougars in this class. Others include Spencer Johnson, formerly of SLCC and American Fork High School and Ritchie Saunders of Wasatch Academy.Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell has already sung the praises of Hall, calling him a “hooper” during the 6-A state tournament at the Huntsman Center.Hall, prior to enrollment, plans to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.Hall will officially sign with the Cougars when the regular season signing period commences April 15.The Cougars have also added New Mexico Junior College forward Gideon George to the fold in this recruiting class. Written by March 13, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Signs Dallin Hall Friday Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Dallin Hall Brad Jameslast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 10/15/20

first_img Written by October 16, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 10/15/20 Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFSHouston 4, Tampa Bay 3 Tampa Bay leads 3-2_NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSAtlanta 10, LA Dodgers 2 (Atlanta leads 3-1)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

USA: Maintenance Department of HSC 12 Completes Its 18th Phase Inspection

first_img View post tag: inspection Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Maintenance Department of HSC 12 Completes Its 18th Phase Inspection View post tag: maintenance July 2, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HSC View post tag: 18th The Maintenance department of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 completed its 18th phase inspection, June 26, allowing the squadron to maintain a 100 percent sortie completion rate while deployed with the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).A phase is an hours-based inspection of various components and systems on an aircraft. During this type of inspection, worn parts are often repaired or replaced.Since deploying with Lincoln in December 2011, HSC-12’s maintainers have invested more than 77,000 man hours into the routine maintenance of the squadron’s eight MH-60S Knighthawk helicopters, with the most recent phase inspection requiring more than 350 man-hours.“Our Maintenance department is fantastic,” said Lt. Cmdr. Justin McCaffree, the squadron’s maintenance officer. “I’ve never seen another squadron pull this many major evolutions on a deployment. We’ve completed 18 phase inspections with a few more on the way before we get home, and we’ve ensured all three of our remotely operated video enhanced receiver (ROVER) equipped aircraft were ready for each Strait of Hormuz transit. Our aircraft availability has allowed us to conduct two dedicated overland detachments for training and currency while simultaneously providing uninterrupted support to the strike group.”Even on no-fly days, HSC-12 helicopters are launched in support of the strike group for passenger transfers between ships and other logistical purposes, resulting in increased man hours.“There is no job too big or too small for our maintenance team,” said Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman Souliyong Phousirith, HSC-12’s maintenance master chief petty officer. “They have completed every challenge with efficiency and dedication.”Previous awards for HSC-12 include the Sikorsky Maintenance Excellence Award for 2011 and the Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 Golden Wrench Award for the first line period of 2012.HSC-12 is one of nine squadrons deployed with CVW 2 aboard Lincoln as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, which is comprised of Lincoln, guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and Destroyer Squadron 9. CSG-9 is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and combat flight operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 2, 2012; Image: U.S Navy View post tag: Department Training & Educationcenter_img USA: Maintenance Department of HSC 12 Completes Its 18th Phase Inspection View post tag: its View post tag: completes View post tag: 12 Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: phase View post tag: Navylast_img read more

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower deploys for Europe, Middle East

first_img June 3, 2016 View post tag: USS Dwight D Eisenhower Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today US aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower deploys for Europe, Middle East U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, with about 7,000 sailors attached to its carrier strike group, departed Naval Station Norfolk for a deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations.The IKE CSG is deploying to relieve the Harry S. Truman Strike Group supporting air strikes against ISIL.As a part of the Great Green Fleet initiative, IKE CSG ships and aircraft will employ operational procedures and energy conservation measures in order to enhance operational capabilities.In front of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Nitze (DDG 94), Adm. Phil Davidson, Commander U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Joe Bryan addressed guests and family members, focusing on the historic nature of the CSG’s deployment.“IKE’s employment of innovative new energy operational procedures, new energy efficient systems and alternative fuel put us on a path of improved savings, and more importantly, a more effective fighting force,” Davidson said.“From Short-cycle Mission and Recovery Tanking – SMART – and configuration management for our Air Wing onboard IKE, to the stern flaps you see on our destroyers and cruisers, LED lighting, the use of energy dashboards and a thermal management control system in Nitze behind me, our Sailors are incorporating technologies and operational procedures that maximize our fuel usage.”This deployment will also mark the first full work-up cycle involving all strike group ships training and certifying together in accordance with the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).OFRP is the Navy’s force generation process that balances fiscal realities and combatant commanders requests. US aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower deploys for Europe, Middle East View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Great Green Fleet Authoritieslast_img read more

On My Way Pre-K Now Enrolling Children In All 92 Indiana Counties

first_imgEligible Families Can Enroll Children At No Charge To Help Prepare For Kindergarten And BeyondINDIANAPOLIS – As the 2019/2020 school year approaches, more than half the available slots have been filled for Indiana’s state-sponsored On My Way Pre-K program. Right now Hoosier children and their families are getting connected with high-quality providers in their area, as state law recently expanded the program statewide. Low-income families are encouraged to act quickly to see if they are eligible for On My Way Pre-K for their 4-year-old children as soon as August. On My Way Pre-K has served approximately 8,000 eligible families at no charge to them to help prepare young Hoosiers for kindergarten.“Our research tells us that On My Way Pre-K children make higher gains than their peers in important aspects of school readiness such as language comprehension, early literacy, executive functioning and a reduction in behavior problems in the classroom,” said Nicole Norvell, director of Indiana’s Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning.Families must meet the following eligibility requirements:The family must have an income below 127 percent of the federal poverty level.Their child must be 4-years-old by August 1, 2019, and starting kindergarten in the 2020/2021 school year.Parents or guardians in the household must be working, going to school or attending job training.Links to electronic applications in both English and Spanish are available at OnMyWayPreK.org. Now is the time to act because space is limited and school begins soon. Applications are open year-round.Families may call 800-299-1627 for assistance from an early learning referral specialist or for other questions about On My Way Pre-K. Stay up-to-date via Facebook @OnMyWayPreKIndiana.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare last_img read more


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The shift is Monday through Thursday 6:30am-5 pm (with some Fridays) $11.00/ Apr 24 Easily apply Physical Education & Health Schedule appointments, check-in, check-out, data entry, filing,. Process medical records request, incoming mail. Etc…. Apr 24 Easily apply Caring Friends Daycare Ministry – Evansville, IN Cashier Associate $11 an hour Easily apply Apr 24 Apr 24 Deaconess Health System  25 reviews – Evansville, IN Frantz Building Services – Evansville, IN Apr 24 While performing the duties of this job, the team members occasionally work near moving mechanical parts and are occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic… Apr 24 Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Park – Evansville, IN First Federal/Home Building Savings Bank – Evansville, IN Fifth Third Bank  1,102 reviews – Evansville, INlast_img read more

United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit Argument Of Billy Bolin and…

first_imgAppeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Evansville Division. No. 3:13-cv-00001-WTL-WGH — William T. Lawrence, Judge.ARGUED JUNE 1, 2015 — DECIDED JULY 31, 2015 Before WOOD, Chief Judge, and POSNER and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.POSNER, Circuit Judge. The plaintiff brought suit against the City of Evansville, Indiana, and several of the City’s po- lice officers, contending that the police had used excessive force in the search of her home. The district judge granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on related claims by the plaintiff, but all that is before us is the defend- No. 15-1207 3The defendants say they didn’t know that Mrs. Milan’s network was unsecured and therefore accessible by someone outside the house who could use the unsecured network to send the threatening messages. Although the police had dis- covered that there was an unsecured network near the house, they hadn’t bothered to find out whose network it was, as they could easily have done, precisely because it was unsecured and therefore accessible. Had they done that they would have known that it was Mrs. Milan’s network and, since it was unsecured, that it might have been used (with- out her knowledge) by someone outside her home to send the threatening messages. The failure to discover that the network was Mrs. Milan’s was a failure of responsible police practice.The search was conducted on June 21, just one day after the discovery of the posted threats. Shortly before the search, police had spotted on the porch of a house just two doors from the Milan house a man named Derrick Murray, whom they knew to have made threats against the police in the past—indeed he had been convicted of intimidating a police officer. At least two of the officers thought him the likeliest source of the threats. Prudence counseled delaying the search for a day or so to try to get a better understanding both of the Milan household and of Murray’s potential re- sponsibility for the threats. Prudence went by the board.Some officers thought, mistakenly as it turned out, that one or more of three men whose last name was the same as Mrs. Milan’s were likely threateners. One of them, Marc Mi- lan, was believed to be a member of a gang and the nephew of Mrs. Milan’s deceased husband, though in her deposition in this case she described him as a near stranger whom she 4 No. 15-1207had met for the first time after the search. The second male Milan, Anthony Milan Sr., was a sex offender who had committed other types of crime as well. He was Mrs. Milan’s stepson and had lived in her house years prior to the search. The third male Milan, Anthony Milan Jr., was the son of the second Milan. His Facebook pictures show him holding guns. He was only an occasional visitor to his stepgrand- mother’s house.At the time of the search only Mrs. Milan and her daughters were living in the house. No man was living, stay- ing, or visiting there, and police surveillance revealed no man entering or leaving between the threats and the search. Police did see daughter Stephanie come and go from the house. She happens to be small for an 18-year-old—one of the officers who saw her thought she was 13 and the other that she was 15. We’ll see that her size and apparent age are relevant to the appeal.So: a house occupied by an elderly woman and her two daughters; no evidence that any criminals would be present during the search although the possibility could not be ex- cluded entirely; no effort to neutralize suspect Murray dur- ing the search, as by posting police to watch his house and make sure he didn’t rush over to Mrs. Milan’s house when the search began. But despite their insouciance about Mur- ray and the perfunctory character of their investigation be- fore the search, the police decided to search the Milan house—and in a violent manner.A search warrant was applied for and obtained, and the search was conducted by an eleven-man SWAT team ac- companied by a news team. The members of the SWAT team rushed to the front door of the house, knocked, and without v. Department Chief, et al.,              Defendants-Appellants.  BILLY BOLIN, in his individual capacity as Evansville Police Plaintiff-Appellee, BILLY BOLIN, in his individual capacity as Evansville Police 8 No. 15-1207though the flash bangs and ensuing search yielded no bene- fits for law enforcement. But, to repeat for emphasis, the po- lice acted unreasonably and precipitately in flash banging the house without a minimally responsible investigation of the threats. The open network expanded the number of pos- sible threateners and just one extra day of surveillance, cou- pled with a brief investigation of Murray and the three male Milans, should have been sufficient to reassure the police that there were no dangerous men lurking in the house.Precipitate use of flash bangs to launch a search has trou- bled us before, leading us to declare that “the use of a flash bang grenade is reasonable only when there is a dangerous suspect and a dangerous entry point for the police, when the police have checked to see if innocent individuals are around before deploying the device, when the police have visually inspected the area where the device will be used and when the police carry a fire extinguisher.” Estate of Es- cobedo v. Bender, supra, 600 F.3d at 784–85. The police in this case flunked the test just quoted. True, they’d brought a fire extinguisher with them—but, as if in tribute to Mack Sen- nett’s Keystone Kops, they left it in their armored SWAT ve- hicle.So while the defendants are correct to point out that a reasonable mistake committed by police in the execution of a search is shielded from liability by the doctrine of qualified immunity, Anderson v. Creighton, 483 U.S. 635, 641 (1987), in this case the Evansville police committed too many mistakes to pass the test of reasonableness.AFFIRMED 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”. 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 feel that the City should go to trial or settle the Billy Bolin verses Louise Milan law suit out of court?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed 5 No. 15-1207 5allowing a reasonable time—more than a few seconds—for a response (though they hadn’t gotten a “no knock” warrant; see Hudson v. Michigan, 547 U.S. 586, 589 (2006)) broke open the front door and a nearby window, and through these openings hurled two “flash bang” grenades. These are ex- plosive devices, similar to but a good deal less lethal than military hand grenades, that are intended to stun and disori- ent persons, thus rendering them harmless, by emitting blinding flashes of light and deafening sounds. They can kill if they land on a person, especially a child. The police call them “distraction devices,” an absurd euphemism; we called them “bombs” in Estate of Escobedo v. Bender, 600 F.3d 770, 784–85 (7th Cir. 2010), and United States v. Jones, 214 F.3d 836, 837–38 (7th Cir. 2000).As the flash bangs exploded, the police rushed into the house, searched it from top to bottom (finding no males, and also no evidence of any criminal activity), handcuffed moth- er and daughter, led them out of the house, and questioned them briefly. (The newsmen did not enter the house; had they done so, this would have been an independent viola- tion of the Fourth Amendment, Wilson v. Layne, 526 U.S. 603, 611 (1999), because the warrant did not authorize them to participate in the search.) The mother’s and daughter’s an- swers to the questions put to them by the police convinced the police that the women had had nothing to do with the threats, and so they were released to return to their damaged and smoking abode. The City of Evansville replaced the bro- ken door and window, and the burned rug, at the City’s ex- pense. There was doubtless other damage; we don’t know whether the City paid for any of it. (Nor do we know the na- ture and amount of the damages sought by Mrs. Milan in this suit, though we are guessing that the principal harm for In theUnited States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit ____________________No. 15-1207LOUISE MILAN,                                Plaintiff-Appelleecenter_img F  No. 15-1207ants’ appeal from the district judge’s denial of their motion for summary judgment on the excessive-force claim. They argue that qualified immunity insulates them from liabil- ity—that is, that there was no established legal principle that would have informed them that they were using excessive force.On June 20, 2012, the Evansville police department be- came aware of Internet postings that made threats against the police; a typical posting said “New Indiana law. You have the right to shoot cops.” The posts came from an Inter- net Protocol (IP) address at the home of 68-year-old Louise Milan and her 18-year-old daughter Stephanie (plus another daughter who wasn’t however at home during the search).An IP address is like a phone number, but it is a number that identifies a computer or computer network and so ena- bles a person operating another computer to communicate with it. The network in Mrs. Milan’s home was an unsecured WiFi network, meaning that a person in the vicinity of the home—standing in the street in front of the house, for ex- ample—could access the network and send messages from it without needing to know a password. The threats against the police could have been posted by someone in her house on her computer, but equally they could have been posted through the unsecured network by someone near the house.That the threats might have come from a person (or per- sons) inside the Milan home who might moreover be armed and dangerous was enough to make the police decide to have the house searched by the department’s SWAT team forthwith, though, to repeat, the threatening messages could instead have emanated from outside the house because of the open network. 6 No. 15-1207which compensation is sought is emotional. Nor do we know why Stephanie is not also a plaintiff.)That no men were found in the house during the raid confirmed the police in their belief that Murray was respon- sible for the threats. It took them only a day to discover that it was indeed he who was responsible—he had used Mrs. Milan’s open network to threaten the police. But rather than give him the SWAT-team treatment, the police politely re- quested that he come to police headquarters, which he did, where he was arrested without incident. (He was prosecuted for the threats, pleaded guilty, and was given a sixteen- month prison sentence.) The police department’s kid-gloves treatment of Murray is in startling contrast to their flash- bang assault on Mrs. Milan’s home.The search of her home was videotaped both by the ac- companying news team and by a camera mounted on the helmet of a member of the SWAT team. The members of the team are seen on the tapes impressively clad in body armor and big helmets and carrying formidable rifles pointed for- ward. It would take a brave criminal to try to fight it out with them, and of course there was no criminal in the house and little reason to expect one to be there. The handcuffing of the daughter, looking indeed much younger than her 18 years, is shown on the helmet video along with the rest of the search, and she is so small, frail, utterly harmless look- ing, and completely unresisting that the sight of her being led away in handcuffs is disturbing. All that the SWAT of- ficer had to do was take her by the hand and lead her out of the house, which was rapidly filling with smoke from the flash bangs; there was no conceivable reason to handcuff her. From what we can observe on the videos, all the mem- 7 No. 15-1207 7bers of the SWAT team were white, Mrs. Milan and her daughter black; the broadcasting of the videotape cannot have helped race relations in Evansville.Police are not to be criticized for taking threats against them and their families seriously. But flash bangs are de- structive and dangerous and not to be used in a search of a private home occupied so far as the police knew only by an elderly woman and her two daughters. We cannot under- stand the failure of the police, before flash banging the house, to conduct a more extensive investigation of the actu- al suspects: Murray, living two doors away from the Milan home and thus with ready access to Mrs. Milan’s open net- work, and the male Milans. The police neglect of Murray is almost incomprehensible. His past made him a prime sus- pect. A day of investigating him would have nailed him, as we know because a day of investigating—the day after the violent search of the home—did nail him. The district judge’s denial of the defendants’ motion for summary judg- ment appears eminently reasonable when one puts together the flash bangs, the skimpy basis for the search and its prematurity—the failure to check whether the network was open and the failure to conduct a more extensive investiga- tion before deciding that flash bangs were appropriate means of initiating the search, the resulting neglect of Mur- ray, and the handcuffing of the daughter.True, we mustn’t base our decision on the wisdom of hindsight. If the police had had reasonable grounds for con- ducting the search as they did (that is, with flash bangs, yet without any but the most perfunctory, indeed radically in- complete, preliminary investigation), then the doctrine of qualified immunity would shield them from liability even v. Department Chief, et al., FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_img76, formerly of Bayonne and current resident of Wharton, NJ, passed away at home on March 19, 2017. Mr. Bennett was born on July 25, 1940 at Margaret Hague Hospital in Jersey City. He was the son of the late Nellie (Pierson) Phillips and lived almost his entire life in Bayonne. Jimmy graduated from Bayonne Technical High School and enlisted in the United States Army. Mr. Bennett was stationed in Munich, Germany from 1966-1968 as a Military Police Officer. James was a butcher at Shop Rite for over 40 years. In 2013, James moved to Wharton, NJ along with his identical twin brother Thomas, into the home of their sister and caregiver Penelope E. Tomski, until the time of his death. He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law Thomas J. Tomski. James is survived by his caregiver and sister Penelope Tomski, his twin brother Thomas J. Bennett, his sister Audrey Williams, and his brother William Bennett. He also leaves behind his niece Nancy (Tomski) Kaiser and her husband Albert, along with their children Ryan, Olivia & Mackenzie and his niece Rebecca (Tomski) Russo, her husband Vincent and their children Vincent and Benjamin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Huntington’s Disease Foundation, P.O. Box 912, Salado, Texas 76571 or online at huntingtonsdiseasefoundation.org in tribute to James. Funeral arrangements by DAVIS HEPPLEWHITE Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, NJ.last_img read more

Oves, Thomas Rawlings, Jr.

first_imgThomas Oves, 54, a school board member since 2009, died Oct. 22. Oves, Thomas Rawlings, Jr. 54 of Ocean City, NJ passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, NJ.Born in Somers Point, NJ, he was a lifetime Ocean City resident.Tom worked as a teacher in Wildwood and Atlantic City. He began his education career at Wildwood High School, where he coached freshman basketball, then went on to Atlantic City Middle School and High School. He also worked with his parents and brothers in the family business, Oves Restaurant.He served as a member of the Ocean City Board of Education for eight years with four years as its Vice President, was a member of the Republican Club, St. Damien’s Parish and the Kappa Alpha Order. Tom founded and administered the Ocean City Junior Wrestling program and served as Vice President for the OC Wrestling Boosters.His lust for life took him on adventures such as cross-country biking, skiing, surfing, barefoot water skiing, boating, fishing, bungee jumping, and his favorite activity, golf. He will be remembered for his love of friends and family.Surviving are his wife, Mary Oves (nee Dispoto), three sons, John, Dustin and Tommy Oves, his parents, Tom and Anne Oves, and three brothers, Christopher (Tobi) Oves, Alex (Donna) Oves and Danny Oves.Friends may call Thursday evening from five until seven o’clock and Friday morning from nine until 11 o’clock with his Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 all at St. Frances Cabrini RC Church of St. Damien Parish, 2nd Street at Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. Burial will follow mass in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing, NJ.Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Ocean City Wrestling Boosters, 5 Farm Road, Woodbine, NJ 08270.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more