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Response Capture Success Story - 36% Attendance Rate Increased for a Large Industry Event

"Click to know how Response Capture has helped a leader in electronic design automation software client to achieve their goal of increasing the percentage of attendees (those who registered and attended) by 31.6%."

Bark-Scoring Tools To Repair Tree Grafts - US Forest Service

G rafted seed orchards of Douglas-fir are often subject to tree losses caused by delayed graft incompatibility. When the stock and scion (the grafted branch) are incompatible, the stock and scion wall off the foreign cells with a separation zone of dead, suberized (corky) tissue. The separation zone is termed “brownline.” This response occurs along the entire interface in the bark cells of both the stock and scion. This type of graft failure is the product of the defense mechanisms of each tree. The same process enables trees to wall off invading insects and disease organisms or to cover physical wounds with an impervious or protective covering. If a graft becomes incompatible several years after grafting, seed production will be lost and genetic variability will be decreased. A number of years will be required to replace the incompatible grafts. Improving the long-term survival and performance of established grafts is difficult.

UC3020A / UC3520A / UC4020A Chain Saw - Makita

Satisfy Professional's Needs Chain Saw UC3020A / UC3520A / UC4020A 300mm (12") 350mm (14") 400mm (16") Designed with the concept of "Easy Operation and Maintenance" Rubberized Soft Rear Grip Toolless Blade Change and Adjustment Large View Window of Oil Tank Ergonomically Positioned and Angled Front Grip Flat External Design Metal Spike Bumper Provides increased stability in tool maintenance such as oiling/blade change. Powerful Cutting Thanks to the High Torque Delivered by Heavy-Duty 1,800 W Motor. Chain Saw UC3020A 300mm (12") / UC3520A 350mm (14") / UC4020A 400mm (16") 132 Double Insulation Electric Brake Automatic Oiling Chain Brake Specification Continuous rating Input Chain speed per minute Guide bar length Chain Blade Dimensions (L x W x H) Net weight Power supply cord Standard equipment UC3020A UC3520A UC4020A 1,800W 800m (2,620ft) 300mm (12") pitch : 3/8" gauge : 0.050" 417 x 245x 198mm (19-3/8" x 9-5/8" x 7-3/4" ) 3.7kg (8.2lbs) 0.3m (0.98ft) 1,800W 800m (2,620ft) 350mm (14") pitch : 3/8" gauge : 0.050" 417 x 245x 198mm (19-3/8" x 9-5/8" x 7-3/4" ) 3.7kg (8.2lbs) 0.3m (0.98ft) 1,800W 800m (2,620ft) 400mm (16") pitch : 3/8" gauge : 0.050" 417 x 245x 198mm (19-3/8" x 9-5/8" x 7-3/4" ) 3.7kg (8.2lbs) 0.3m (0.98ft) Chain Blade, Guide Bar Scabbard, Hook completed Dimensions and Net weight : excluding blade and guide bar Items of standard equipment and specifications may differ from country to country.

Debbie Daniels   State Farm Agent in Lacey

The State Farm legacy, the passion of its employees and its mission to be a Good Neighbor, as well as links to the State Farm Newsroom and other resources. From community involvement to disaster response, State Farm is committed to supporting the neighborhoods it serves and the neighborhoods our associates call home by helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities.

Associate Director Metro North Regional Employment Board Basic ...

Metro North Regional Employment Board Basic Function Provide overall professional support to the Executive Director and members of the Metro North Regional Employment Board; work with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and REB members to develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders and to implement REB policies, programs, and initiatives. Assist in the development and implementation of the Metro North strategic plan. Conduct data analysis, research, and evaluation as needed to support workforce development efforts in priority industries. Develop service plans and budgets to ensure successful grant performance. Act as a technical resource to workforce partners and other staff as needed. Assist in or lead efforts to identify and build career pathway tools corresponding to priority industries. Opportunity for growth within the organization for candidate with the right mix of skills and experience. Specific Duties 1. Assist in the development of industry sector partnership groups based on priority industries as identified in the strategic plan; engage partner organizations (employers, training providers/community colleges, career centers, community-based organizations) in these groups; prepare materials, facilitate meetings and provide staff support to industry groups, including preparing meeting summaries. 2. With other REB staff, identify key workforce development issues and opportunities, and research creative approaches/best practices within workforce development nationally, but also across disciplines, with a goal of potentially testing and implementing innovative solutions to workforce development problems. 3. Conduct supporting research, develop and write grant proposals in response to state and federal Requests for Proposals/SGAs; identify and apply for foundation grants to support REB initiatives/industry partnership activities. 4. Develop programmatic plans and budgets to support grant submissions; implement, manage, and track program and budgetary performance of successful submissions. 5. Work closely and effectively with funding sources and with Metro North employers, ...

Overestimated global warming over the past 20 years

G lobal mean surface temperature over the past 20 years (1993–2012) rose at a rate of 0.14 ± 0.06 °C per decade (95% confidence interval)1. This rate of warming is significantly slower than that simulated by the climate models participating in Phase 5 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). To illustrate this, we considered trends in global mean surface temperature computed from 117 simulations of the climate by 37 CMIP5 models (see Supplementary Information). These models generally simulate natural variability — including that associated with the El Niño–Southern Oscillation and explosive volcanic eruptions — as well as estimate the combined response of climate to changes in greenhouse gas concentrations, aerosol abundance (of sulphate, black carbon and organic carbon, for example), ozone concentrations (tropospheric and stratospheric), land use (for example, deforestation) and solar variability. By averaging simulated temperatures only at locations where corresponding observations exist, we find an average simulated rise in global mean surface temperature of 0.30 ± 0.02 °C per decade (using 95% confidence intervals on the model average). The observed rate of warming given above is less than half of this simulated rate, and only a few simulations provide warming trends within the range of observational uncertainty (Fig. 1a). The inconsistency between observed and simulated global warming is even more striking for temperature trends computed over the past fifteen years (1998–2012). For this period, the observed trend of 0.05 ± 0.08 °C per decade is more than four times smaller than the average simulated trend of 0.21 ± 0.03 °C per decade (Fig. 1b). It is worth noting that the observed trend over this period — not significantly...

Climate change flyer05-05_fin.qxp - National Academies

Joint science academies’ statement: Global response to climate change Climate change is real There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world’s climate. However there is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring1. The evidence comes from direct measurements of rising surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures and from phenomena such as increases in average global sea levels, retreating glaciers, and changes to many physical and biological systems. It is likely that most of the warming in recent decades can be attributed to human activities (IPCC 2001)2. This warming has already led to changes in the Earth's climate. The existence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is vital to life on Earth – in their absence average temperatures would be about 30 centigrade degrees lower than they are today. But human activities are now causing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases – including carbon dioxide, methane, tropospheric ozone, and nitrous oxide – to rise well above pre-industrial levels. Carbon dioxide levels have increased from 280 ppm in 1750 to over 375 ppm today – higher than any previous levels that can be reliably measured (i.e. in the last 420,000 years). Increasing greenhouse gases are causing temperatures to rise; the Earth’s surface warmed by approximately 0.6 centigrade degrees over the twentieth century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected that the average global surface temperatures will continue to increase to between 1.4 centigrade degrees and 5.8 centigrade degrees above 1990 levels, by 2100.

2013-2014 scholarship application packet content - 100 Black Men ...

2013-2014 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKET CONTENT 1. Scholarship Application 100 Black Men of America’s Future Leader Scholarship Application will be available after November 5th and may be acquired from a local chapter, our World Headquarters or our web site www.100blackmen.org. It is encouraged and preferred that the applications be typed. 2. Essay Applicants are required to submit a 600 word, double-spaced essay using one of the following topics. It is also encouraged and preferred that the essays be typed. 1. Obesity: The link between obesity and health issues such as diabetes and hypertension is powerful. What strategies should schools and communities employ to reduce obesity among young people? Be detailed in your response. 2. Higher Education: Higher education has always been stressed in order to obtain a good job and a higher salary. Today one out of every two college graduates are unable to find a job and those who are employed are often underpaid. Based upon these facts "Is earning a college degree relevant in today's society"? Be detailed in your response. 3. Gang Violence: Gang violence in America continues to be a problem in many communities. What are the major causes of gang violence? Now provide a series of strategies that you would recommend eradicating gang violence in America. Be detailed in your response. 4. Hazing: Hazing has become a major problem in high schools and on college and university campuses. What is the history and purpose of hazing and why do institutions and organizations tolerate and foster this abusive behavior? Would you participate in a hazing activity to become a member of a group or fraternity or sorority? Be detailed in your response.

Hydroponic Tomatoes Hydroponic Tomatoes - Greenhouse Product ...

greenhouse vegetables Hydroponic Tomatoes Maximizing yields from hydroponic tomato crops has long been the main objective of commercial growers. However, there’s growing consumer pressure to produce high-quality, great-tasting fruit that stores and handles well in the retail sector. By Lynette Morgan T Top: Properly grown hydroponic tomatoes are often fit to be framed; Bottom: This single-truss crop is being grown on greenhouse benches in NFT. (Photos courtesy of Lynette Morgan) Hydroponic Resource Are you looking to grow more greenhouse vegetables or growing hydroponically? GPN will bring you a few articles a year, but if you want in-depth information year-round, research such as this can be found in The Growing Edge magazine. It is a great resource for hydroponic growers. Visit www.growingedge.com or call (800) 888-6785 for subscription and other information. 78 GPN October 2003 omatoes, the biggest hydroponically produced crop on a worldwide scale, are complex in their physiology and response to crop management techniques since vegetative growth, flowering and fruiting all need to be continually maintained simultaneously on the plant. Obtaining economic yields of highquality fruit while minimizing the use of pesticides and other agrichemicals has put commercial tomato growers under increasing pressure, and many are now looking to modified hydroponic systems where higher profits are possible. Many of these new tomato-growing techniques involve the production of “spray-free” crops and using organically based systems. Today’s selection includes a wide range of new, fresh tomato products, such as lowacid fruit; on-the-truss, cluster or vine-ripened fruit; and many new....

AMSOIL P.i.: A Study in Performance

In response to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy and emissions regulations, fuel injection systems replaced carburetors in new vehicles in the 1980s. Fuel injectors allow more precise control of fuel than carburetors, improving fuel efficiency and minimizing emissions. However, in order to work efficiently, they must be kept clean. Because performance suffers as fuel injectors become dirty, the U.S. government mandated in the mid-1990s that all gasoline sold in the U.S. be formulated with a lowest additive concentration (LAC) level of detergent additives to help keep engines clean and emissions under control. However, it takes a very low level of additive to pass the tests, and most gasoline on the market contains as little as 123 parts per million (ppm) of additive. The low levels of detergent additives in modern gasoline allow deposits to build up on critical fuel system components, and most motorists are unaware of how dirty the insides of their engines are. AMSOIL P.i. Performance Improver is an effective one-tank, total fuel system cleaner. More potent than other fuel additives on the market, P.i. effectively cleans everything the fuel touches, including both port and direct fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion chambers, in only one single tank of gasoline, removing the deposits that have built up over thousands of miles. Removing engine deposits with P.i. effectively improves fuel economy, reduces emissions, restores power, performance and acceleration, reduces octane requirements, increases engine life and reduces maintenance costs.

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