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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.

QRD1113 / QRD1114 Reflective Object Sensor - Fairchild ...

Description The QRD1113 and QRD1114 reflective sensors consist of an infrared emitting diode and an NPN silicon phototransistor mounted side by side in a black plastic housing. The on-axis radiation of the emitter and the on-axis response of the detector are both perpendicular to the face of the QRD1113 and QRD1114. The phototransistor responds to radiation emitted from the diode only when a reflective object or surface is in the field of view of the detector. Phototransistor Output No-Contact Surface Sensing Unfocused for Sensing Diffused Surfaces Compact Package Daylight Filter on sensor Schematic 2 3 1 4 PIN 1. Collector PIN 3. Anode PIN 2. Emitter PIN 4. Cathode Ordering Information Part Number QRD1113 QRD1114 Operating Temperature -40 to +85°C © 2005 Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation QRD1113 / QRD1114 Rev. 1.2.0 Package Top Mark Packing Method Custom 4L QRD1113 Bulk Custom 4L QRD1114 Bulk www.fairchildsemi.com 1 QRD1113 / QRD1114 — Reflective Object Sensor June 2013 Stresses exceeding the absolute maximum ratings may damage the device. The device may not function or be operable above the recommended operating conditions and stressing the parts to these levels is not recommended. In addition, extended exposure to stresses above the recommended operating conditions may affect device reliability. The absolute maximum ratings are stress ratings only. Values are at TA = 25°C unless otherwise specified. Symbol Parameter Min. TOPR Operating Temperature TSTG Storage Temperature TSOL-I Lead Temperature (Solder Iron)(1,2,3) 240 for 5 s TSOL-F Lead Temperature (Solder Flow)(1,2) Unit -40 to +85 260 for 10 s -40 to + 100 °C EMMITER IF Continuous Forward Current 50 mA VR Reverse Voltage 5 V PD Power Dissipation 100 mW VCEO Collector-Emitter Voltage 30 VECO Emitter-Collector Voltage SEMSOR PD V V Power Dissipation(4) 100 mW

GP2D120 Data Sheet.fm - Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas

GP2D120 Optoelectronic Device FEATURES • Analog output • Effective range: 4 to 30 cm • Typical response time: 39 ms 1 2 3 • Typical start up delay: 44 ms • Average Current Consumption: 33 mA DESCRIPTION PIN SIGNAL NAME The GP2D120 is a distance measuring sensor with integrated signal processing and analog voltage output. 1 VO 2 GND 3 VCC GP2D120-8 Figure 1. Pinout GND VCC PSD SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT VOLTAGE REGULATOR OSCILLATOR CIRCUIT OUTPUT CIRCUIT LED DRIVE CIRCUIT Vo LED MEASURING DISTANCE IC GP2D120-4 Figure 2. Block Diagram 1 Data Sheet GP2D120 ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS Absolute Maximum Ratings Ta = 25°C, VCC = 5 VDC PARAMETER SYMBOL RATING UNIT Supply Voltage VCC -0.3 to +7 V Output Terminal Voltage VO -0.3 to (VCC +0.3) V Operating Temperature Topr -10 to +60 °C Storage Temperature Tstg -40 to +70 °C Operating Supply Voltage PARAMETER SYMBOL RATING UNIT Operating Supply Voltage VCC 4.5 to 5.5 V Electro-optical Characteristics Ta = 25°C, VCC = 5 VDC PARAMETER SYMBOL Measuring Distance Range ΔL Output Terminal Voltage VO CONDITIONS MIN. TYP. MAX. UNIT NOTES 4 — 30 cm 1, 2 L = 30 cm...

Healing Gardens - Virginia Tech
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Healing Gardens: Creating Places for Restoration, Meditation, and Sanctuary What are the defining characteristics that make a healing garden? Keywords: healing gardens, restoration gardens, sanctuary gardens A thesis Prepared by Annalisa Gartman Vapaa Committee Chair: Dr. Margaret Bryant Committee Member: Brian Katen Committee Member: Bill Mills Defense Date: April 29, 2002 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of Architecture and Urban Studies Master’s of Landscape Architecture Abstract The “healing garden” is an evolving concept that is gaining popularity today. What is a healing garden? Why is one garden called a healing garden and not another? How is a healing garden defined? In what way are gardens healing? This thesis describes the ways in which healing gardens are beneficial in healthcare and residential settings. A set of guidelines for the design of healing gardens is created as a result of research findings as well as three design projects that are illustrated in the document.

Giving in the Aftermath of 9/11 - Foundation Center

The Foundation Center have focused on the ultimate uses and beneficiaries of the donations raised by the relief funds from all sources, and we have issued a comprehensive report on their funding activities and practices.1 While the scope of our 9/11-related efforts has expanded, we have continued to track the foundation and corporate response. Specifically, in the latest year we have added hundreds of new donors to our 9/11 database and thousands of individual gifts. This report provides an overview of 9/11 giving by institutional donors based on data compiled through September 2003, updating and expanding on the findings presented in our November 2002 report.2 The latest information was drawn primarily from 2001 and 2002 annual reports provided by foundation and corporate donors and from data reported by private foundations in their Form 990-PF tax returns. Information also comes from grantmaker news releases and Web sites and donor lists compiled by leading recipients, such as the September 11th Fund of the United Way of New York and the New York Community Trust and the American Red Cross.

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