Top teens to track potential ‘killer asteroids’ during Summer Science Program at CU-Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder administrators have signed a memorandum of agreement to host 36 of the nation’s top high school students beginning next summer to image, measure and track near-Earth asteroids using university telescopes.The asteroid research is the keystone project for students participating in the international Summer Science Program (SSP), established in 1959 to allow some of the best and brightest high school students to experience college-level education and do cutting-edge celestial mechanics research.During the six-week program, the students will attend daytime lectures on astronomy, physics, calculus and software development. In addition, each team of three students will choose an asteroid, precisely measure its size and position, and write software to predict its future orbit around the sun, including its potential for colliding with Earth, said SSP Executive Director Richard Bowdon.SSP will select and enroll the students, hire faculty and select guest lecturers for the program, while CU-Boulder will provide furnished housing, meals, classroom access and training and support services for use of the 16-inch and 18-inch telescopes at Sommers-Bausch Observatory and for computer labs. “We’re very excited to come to Boulder,” said Bowdon, also an SSP alumnus and software engineer. “Everybody has been extremely supportive, and the facilities are perfect for our program, especially the telescopes right on campus.”The program admits high-achieving students readying for their senior years in high school. One group of 36 students will be doing hands-on astronomy at the Sommers-Bausch Observatory on the CU-Boulder campus while a second group of 36 students will be at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.“We see this as a tremendous opportunity to share the expertise of CU-Boulder’s faculty and students and our telescope facilities with some of the best and brightest high school students anywhere,” said CU-Boulder Provost Russell Moore. “The Summer Science Program has been shown to be a life-changing experience for past students from around the world, and we hope the activities these students undertake at CU-Boulder will inspire them to go on in college to study science or engineering.”CU-Boulder Senior Instructor Douglas Duncan, director of Fiske Planetarium and a former SSP student and instructor, said the program was created shortly after the Russians launched Sputnik and was the only U.S. summer science program at the time targeting very successful high school students.  “It’s like a Junior Olympic training camp, but in academics,” said Duncan, who also is on the SSP Board of Trustees.In addition to CU-Boulder and New Mexico Tech, the SSP is operated in cooperation with both Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which help in areas of student recruitment, guest speakers and alumni support. About half of the SSP students currently go on to enroll at MIT, Caltech, Harvard University and other Ivy League schools.The program, which regularly features top scientists and engineers as lecturers and guest speakers, including Nobel Prize winners, is the only summer enrichment program managed and largely funded by its own alumni, said Bowdon. Last year there were 754 applicants for the 72 student slots available.  More than 100 professional astronomers or physicists have been associated with SSP, either as faculty, students or both.CU-Boulder’s extensive experience in space science research and education makes it a good fit for SSP, said Moore. CU-Boulder has built and launched instruments to every planet in the solar system, designed a $70 million instrument now flying on the Hubble Space Telescope, is leading NASA’s $671 million MAVEN mission to Mars and hosts the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, which has given hundreds of undergraduates experience in designing, building and flying space instruments.For more information on SSP, including fees and financial aid opportunities, visit For more information on CU-Boulder’s Sommers-Bausch Observatory visit Categories:AcademicsGetting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 30, 2014 Longtime Summer Science Program Academic Director Tracy Furutani, left, shown here at CU-Boulder¹s Sommers-Bausch Observatory with observatory Director Seth Hornstein. Photo courtesy Sommers-Bausch Observatory, CU-Boulder read more

Telenor Norway faces record competition authority fine

first_imgHome Telenor Norway faces record competition authority fine Telenor mulls options in competition lawsuit Operators divided on 5G strategies Author Related Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Telenor seizes domestic 5G initiative AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 JUN 2018 Previous ArticleAltice continues disposal with €2.5B tower saleNext ArticleMEF chief details operator data opportunity The Norwegian Competition Authority slapped a record NOK788 million ($96.4 million) fine on Telenor Norway for using its dominant market position to hamper the rollout of a third network.Its action dates back to 2010, when Telenor amended wholesale terms with Network Norway, the company building the third network, which had leased Telenor infrastructure when it began its rollout in 2007 to cover areas where it was yet to install its own equipment.The authority said changes to the original terms enforced by Telenor dropped the basic access price, but introduced an additional fee which increased in line with growth in the number of users. This, it added, reduced Network Norway’s incentive to build its own nationwide network.Handing down the fine, the authority said Telenor had “introduced the amendments to the network access agreement with the intention of limiting further investments in the third network.”Norwegian Competition Authority director general Lars Sorgard (pictured) added: “The mobile market is a large and important market for Norwegian consumers. Telenor has a considerable turnover in this market and the infringement is a serious breach of the Norwegian Competition Act.”Network Norway is now part of operator Ice, which GSMA Intelligence connection figures show held a 6 per cent market share at end Q1 2018.AppealTelenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen said the company disagreed with the regulator’s decision and would likely lodge and appeal to the Competition Appeals Board.“The deadline for complaint is six months,” she said, adding the company “will use this time to go through all sides of the case. We expect that we will appeal against the decision.”In a statement, the operator noted in November 2016 the competition authority had filed a separate complaint about four of Telenor’s wholesale agreements, which were later dropped. Chris Donkin Tags ICENetwork NorwayTelenor Norwaylast_img read more

Allworth Financial acquires $340 million RIA

first_img Subscribe for original insights, commentary and analysis of the issues facing the financial advice community, from the InvestmentNews team. 1 Office changes like remote lobby check-in are part of new normal 4 Why Tony Robbins, tax shelters and financial advisers don’t mix The Gates divorce: Lessons for financial advisers House panel unanimously passes SECURE 2.0 5 Newsletterscenter_img For reprint and licensing requests for this article, click here,MOST READ House committee poised to advance SECURE 2.0 retirement savings bill 3 InvestCloud to acquire Advicent and NaviPlan planning software Allworth Financial, a Sacramento, California-based registered investment adviser that manages almost $11 billion, has acquired Shone Wealth Management, an RIA firm managing $340 million in Walnut Creek, California. Founded in 2005 by Mark Shone, the eponymous firm serves approximately 300 client households.[More: Canadian teachers become unlikely owners of US advisory firm Allworth] 2last_img read more

Jared Goff agrees to extension with Rams, reportedly will receive largest guarantee in NFL history

first_imgQB1!We’ve agreed to terms with @JaredGoff16 on a four-year extension!— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 4, 2019The deal will be worth $134 million and includes an NFL record $110 million guaranteed, according to #Rams and QB Jared Goff agreed to terms on a 4-year deal worth $134M, source said. He gets $110M guaranteed, a record.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2019Rams coach Sean McVay said in June he was confident the sides would eventually come to an agreement.  Related News “I think what’s really special about him is the way that he’s wired mentally,” McVay said about Goff in June. “He’s got elite mental toughness and extreme security in himself that doesn’t ride the wave of the inevitable ups and downs that you face as a quarterback, and I think he’s so authentic and genuine, his players love him.”The Rams will open the regular season against the Panthers in Carolina on Sunday. Broncos’ Emmanuel Sanders on Joe Flacco: He’s ‘one of my favorite quarterbacks of all-time’ Tom Brady says ‘it’s very difficult to see’ Patriots release backup QB Brian Hoyer “He’s just getting better and better,” McVay said at the time (via USA Today’s Ramswire). “This offseason, he’s continued to take steps, truly becoming an extension of the coaching staff and a huge part of our success as a team the last couple of years is due to his leadership and we’re so thankful to have him. .. It’s insane to think that he’s going anywhere. He’s stuck with me as long as I have a say.”Goff completed 64.9 percent of his passes and threw for 32 touchdowns, along with 12 interceptions, in 2018. He helped the Rams advance to the Super Bowl, where they fell to the Patriots. Jets’ Le’Veon Bell on the Steelers: They ‘had something special and they let it go’ Jared Goff is staying with the Rams for the foreseeable future. Los Angeles and the quarterback agreed to a four-year extension Tuesday which will keep him with the team through the 2024 season, the team announced. last_img read more

Unhealthy set of numbers

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Flower girls at the guineas

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H&R Red Carpet and Open House Dec. 1 from 2-6p

first_imgIt’s been almost four years since Dwayne and Juanita Daugherty purchased the former Craft Town building on the square in Salem to expand the H&R Bakery.After lots of work, the couple is ready to unveil their work with a premiere and open house on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2-6p.Juanita and Dwayne Daugherty, left and middle, along with Mackenzie Robinson, the new general manager of H&R Bakery are excited for Sunday’s open house.Get a peek inside the new H&R Bakery, on the square in Salem, on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2-6 ahead of the bakery and coffee shop’s opening date of Tuesday, Dec. 3.Stop in Sunday and see the new H&R Bakery and Coffee Shop from 2-6pJoin the cast of H&R Bakery for a red carpet opening of the new location. The staff will arrive in a limousine in the rear of the building.  Walnut Street will be closed from 1:30-2:30p as the stars arrive on the Red Carpet and pose for a historic photo to connect the old and new H&R Buildings with guests and fans. Santa will be there to greet children from 3-4p with free cookies and cupcakes. The bakery will be open for regular business on Tuesday, Dec. 3.You’ll find their famous donuts, cookies and pastries as well as a new offering of cakes and a variety of coffee drinks – and plenty of seating. The bakery has been around since after World War II when Warren Mahuron started it in a location near the current Eddie Gilstrap Parts Department.Soon it was moved to its location on East Walnut Street and has operated there every since. In 1950, it became Weller’s Sweet Shop and then became H&R Bakery, named for its owners Harry and Rowena Missamore, who sold to the Daughertys.last_img read more

10 Tactics For Covering Breaking Election News on Social Media

first_imgOn the night of the Iowa Caucus, news organizations raced to keep up with the Web to report results, but social media are always hard to filter for quality information. Storify’s tools helped news organizations like the New York Times, PBS Newshour and the Des Moines Register tune in to the signal and filter out the noise. “It was deadline curation at a new level,” says Storify’s Jeff Elder.Here are Storify’s 10 tips. Pay special attention to the golden rules at the end. jon mitchell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#New Media#web The biggest upsets in last week’s Iowa Caucus may have been in the media rather than the field of Republican presidential candidates. Google outshone the Associated Press in its ability to report the election returns, surprising veterans in old media. But reading the social media landscape before the caucuses failed to predict the outcome, showing that new media still don’t have the full picture.To help out as the New Hampshire primary rolls around, Storify has put together 10 lessons from the Iowa Caucus for using social media to report on elections. Storify is the front page of social media news, and its curation tools are employed by all kinds of major media companies. Storify’s list of election coverage strategies also includes some news. Storify has just released a search tool in beta, allowing users to search across previously “Storified” elements to embed them in your stories. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas singer inducted into Oklahoma Music Hall

first_img“I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” singer inducted into Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings(KUSI) – The woman behind the 1953 Christmas song “I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” was recently inducted to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.Gayla Peevey is originally from Oklahoma but now lives in San Diego.Peevey visited Good Morning San Diego to talk about her recent induction and the history behind the famous Christmas Song. KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, December 10, 2018last_img read more