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first_imgPeople Six from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Engineering By LORI DAJOSE Published on Monday, February 9, 2015 | 11:21 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News (Clockwise from top left) Harry Atwater, Mory Gharib, Dan Goebel, Graeme Stephens, Robert Grubbs, Ravi Ravichandran. Photo credit: CALTECHSix members of the Caltech community—Caltech professors Harry Atwater, Mory Gharib (PhD ’83), Robert Grubbs, and Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran, and JPL staff members Dan M. Goebel and Graeme L. Stephens—have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an honor considered among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. The academy welcomed 67 new American members and 12 foreign members this year. Included among the new class are four Caltech alumni, Dana Powers (BS ’70, PhD ’75), Michael Tsapatsis (MS ’91, PhD ’94), Vigor Yang (PhD ’84), and Ajit Yoganathan (PhD ’78).Harry Atwater, the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science and director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute, was cited for his contributions to plasmonics—the study of plasmons, coordinated waves of electrons on the surfaces of metals. Atwater is developing plasmonic devices for controlling light on a nanometer scale. Such devices could be important for the eventual creation of quantum computers and more efficient photovoltaic cells in solar panels.Mory Gharib is the vice provost for research and the Hans W. Liepmann Professor of Aeronautics and Bioinspired Engineering. His election citation notes his contributions to fluid flow visualization techniques and the engineering of bioinspired medical devices. Gharib’s biomechanical studies are often coupled with medical engineering; for example, by studying the fluid dynamics of the human cardiovascular system, he and his group are better able to develop new types of prosthetic heart valves.Dan M. Goebel, a senior research scientist at JPL, was honored for his contributions to low-temperature plasma sources for thin-film manufacturing, plasma materials interactions, and electric propulsion.Robert Grubbs, the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry and corecipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was elected for the development of catalysts that have enabled commercial products. For example, Grubbs and his team developed a new method for synthesizing organosilanes—basic chemical building blocks. Normally these molecules are made with expensive and rare precious metals, but Grubbs’s group has found a way to catalyze the reaction using a cheap and abundant potassium compound.Guruswami (Ravi) Ravichandran is the John E. Goode, Jr., Professor of Aerospace, professor of mechanical engineering, and director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT). He is cited by the NAE for his contributions to the mechanics of dynamic deformation, damage, and failure of engineering materials. Ravichandran has studied the behavior of polymers under high pressures and strains, and how the peeling of an adhesive material—like Scotch Tape—may be modeled as a crack propagating in a medium.Graeme L. Stephens, the director of JPL’s Center for Climate Sciences, was elected by the Academy for the elucidation of Earth’s cloud system and radiation balance. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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first_img 10 4. Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan) – Another man already impressing in France at Euro 2016 is the Croat midfielder. Luka Modric stole the show with his volley but right-sided star Brozovic was industrious and skilful, creating and getting on the end of chances as he darted in from the flank. He couldn’t get on the scoresheet but admirers, who include Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Roma. 8. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) – Senegalese centre-back was a real star in Serie A last season and now is being targeted by a host of top clubs. Arsenal and Chelsea are keen as they attempt to bolster their defences, while Everton have also got an interest but their ability to finance a deal will hinge on the future of John Stones. 5. Alvaro Morata (Juventus) – Spanish forward Morata is currently in transfer limbo. Owned by the Italian champions, he also knows former side Real Madrid are looming, intending to activate his buy-back clause. If he does head back to the Bernabeu, though, it’s likely he’ll be on his bike again and sold to the highest bidder. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all monitoring the situation. 2. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – The metronomic midfielder was one of the stars of the show as Germany dispatched Ukraine at Euro 2016 in Group C. The cool and collected maestro has a magnificent eye for a pass so it’s no surprise to see Manchester United, who almost signed him in 2013, Chelsea and Juventus all want the technically gifted superstar in their squads. 10 3. Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg) – Already it’s known the player wants to quit his club in search of European football next season. The Swiss star has several destinations to choose from though as Arsenal, Manchester United, Man City, while Real Madrid retain some interest, although Zinedine Zidane is said to prefer bringing Fabio Coentrao back into the fold rather than signing a new star. 10 10 10 Even Euro 2016 can’t stop the rumour mill from churning out more transfer speculation.Premier League teams are still beavering away attempting to get deals in place, with targets producing good displays in France.Some superstars, though, are more wanted than others, with several clubs chasing their signatures.But who are currently, as the transfer window prepares to open on July 1, the most wanted players this summer?Click the right arrow above to find out… 10 10 10 10 6. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – The fairytale came true and the pacy strike star is the Premier League’s king of the counter attack after helping the Foxes to the title with 24 goals. He’s now wanted man as Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham all attempt to lure him away from the King Power Stadium. 1. N’Golo Kante (Leicester City) – Click the right arrow above for more of the most wanted transfer targets… – The fantastic Foxes star is now taking his skills to the international stage after a stunning Premier League campaign with the title winners. In France’s Euro 2016 opener against Romania, the tireless midfielder was again outstanding. His ability to intercept the ball before ferrying it onto its next destination means interest in his services is high. Liverpool have now joined a list of suitors, which also includes Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid. 7. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) – Set to be ditched by the Bundesliga giants as he refuses to pen a new deal with the club, the Armenia assist machine could be available this summer. Arsenal and Manchester United both want to get the player on their books, while Juventus also want to land the 27-year-old who also hit 11 goals in the league last season. 10 9. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) – Pep Guardiola rates the centre-back as one of his favourite ever players but, as yet, Manchester City haven’t made a move for the Italy international who is drawing also interesting from Chelsea, where he could link up with Antonio Conte again next season. 10. John Stones (Everton) – The talented young defender continues to be linked with a move away from the Toffees and could be set for another long summer of rumours. Barcelona have apparently been turned down by the player, while Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United also want the England international.last_img read more

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first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Jadon Sancho will make his full England debut against the United States, according to reports.Sancho, the winger, first appeared for the Three Lions last month, when he came off the bench in the 0-0 Nations League draw in Croatia. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? And, with Gareth Southgate considering fielding two different teams in England’s upcoming matches, Sancho is expected to be handed his first start.This is reported by The Times, who say the 18-year-old could be joined in the team for Thursday’s match by Callum Wilson, the Bournemouth striker, and Brighton defender Lewis Dunk. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Latest Football Newscenter_img shining MONEY BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Southgate is planning to use two different teams due to the tight turnaround between Thursday’s friendly and the Nations League clash against Croatia, scheduled for Sunday afternoon.Wayne Rooney, who will win his 120th and final cap for England against the United States, is not going to start at Wembley. Southgate intends to introduce the former Three Lions skipper as a late substitute. no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sancho was bright when introduced against Croatia 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every summer, young cattlemen meet in Central Ohio for an unforgettable three-day event. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference and Tour (YCC) features many exciting and educational opportunities for beef industry leaders and cattle producers alike. The event offers industry insight and enhanced networking for attendees to take home and use their own operations to keep them progressive and profitable.YCC will be held Aug. 13 to 15, 2015, in Columbus and the central Ohio areas. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation and OCA coordinate the Ohio YCC Tour.Participants will be challenged to think outside the box, as they practice their public relations skills and learn the best ways to present their operations and the beef industry as a whole to consumers. They will have the chance to visit the Ohio Statehouse and discuss current issues with elected officials, as well as, learn more about the product they produce by participating in a mini Beef 509 at the Ohio State University Animal Sciences Department. To top it all off, attendees will have the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Ohio State Football practice facility and enjoy a fun-filled evening at a Columbus Clippers Baseball game.YCC is open to any OCA member over the age of 20 who possesses great leadership potential and is active in their community. Counties are encouraged to nominate participants for YCC, but individuals may also self-nominate. Couples are also encouraged to attend. The cost is $100 per participant and nomination forms and payment must be submitted to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation by June 26, 2015. All meals and a two-night hotel stay will be covered by program sponsors.For more information or to download a nomination form, visit www.ohiocattle.org. You can also contact Emily Jackson at 614-873-6737 or by email at [email protected]last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No growing season is ever going to be perfect, but with only about 10% of the days during July and August above 86 degrees F, the daytime highs have been favorable for soybean growth in Ohio. If air temperature exceeds 85 degrees F, soybeans will experience heat stress that can impact yield potential. This is often compounded by a lack of soil moisture. Heat stress can result in a decreased number of pods set, while temperatures above 99 degrees F severely limit pod formation.Because of their long flowering period, soybeans can often compensate for short periods of stress, but its ability to make up ground dwindles as it approaches R5. Elevated temperatures at the R5 growth stage (beginning seed fill), has the greatest negative impact on soybean yield. During seed fill, daytime temperatures greater than 85 degrees can cause decreased soybean weight while temperatures 91 to 96 degrees can result in fewer seeds per plant. During this period, pods are filling at a maximum rate, making the plant more susceptible to stresses and causing it to move nutrients from other areas. Moving those nutrients will weaken it and open it up to invasion by diseases through the roots and foliage.Compared to corn, soybeans are less sensitive to high nighttime temperatures. In fact, soybeans like it warmer in the evening so that they can “burn” (respire) the stored energy (photosynthates that are stored as starch) and grow.During the day, soybean plants accumulate starch in their leaves. At night, the starch is broken down and exported from their leaves. When nights are cool, the amount of starch exported is reduced resulting in high leaf starch the following day, which can disrupt photosynthesis. Nighttime temperatures have to exceed 85 degrees before any noticeable reduction in soybean yield is experienced. A string of nighttime temperature less than 60 degrees can result in reduced pod set, seed formation, and seed size. Studies have shown greatest growth rate for soybeans at mid-80 degree daytime and 72 degree nighttime temperature resulting in good seed size and no delay in maturity.Several factors affect the rate at which crops develop — photoperiod, heat, moisture, and fertility. Heat and photoperiod are the two primary factors influencing soybean maturity. Soybeans are considered short-day plants, meaning that physiological development is accelerated as daylength shortens. However, the rate of maturity is sped up by hotter temperatures and slowed down by cooler weather. Soybeans can compensate for stresses/shortcomings that occur during early to mid-reproduction provided ample sunlight, adequate temperatures, and soil moisture is available. Favorable late-season temperatures (not too hot) and rainfall during late stages of development (R5 to R6) can create larger seed weight by extending the seed fill duration.For more information, contact your local Pioneer sales representative or visit Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy at pioneer.com/agronomy.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, as it contributes to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that by 2050, wind turbines will contribute more than 20% of the global electricity supply. However, the rapid expansion of wind farms has raised concerns about the impact of wind turbines on wildlife.Research in that area has been limited and has yielded conflicting results. A new study, published in Energy Science, provides comprehensive data on how turbines affect bird populations.While the study did find a negative effect on some breeding birds, it also suggests ways to mitigate that effect through wind turbine design and placement, explains Madhu Khanna, professor of agricultural and consumer economics in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. Khanna is co-author of the study.“We found that there was a negative impact of three birds lost for every turbine within 400 meters of a bird habitat. The impact faded away as distance increased,” Khanna said.Overall, the researchers estimate that about 150,000 birds are affected by wind turbines in the U.S. every year. This includes both direct and indirect effects; that is, bird collisions with turbines as well as changes in bird habitat due to wind disturbances and other factors. The effects vary for different types of birds. When looking specifically at grassland birds, the researchers found fewer negative impacts than for other types of breeding birds.The researchers analyzed data on wind turbines, breeding birds, land use, and weather across the United States over a six-year period. The study included 1,670 wind turbines and 86 bird observation routes across 36 states from 2008 to 2014.“We compared bird routes that were close to turbines with those that were further away, making it possible to more easily and precisely identify the impact of the turbine, while controlling for other unobservable factors,” said Ruiqing Miao, assistant professor of agricultural economics at Auburn University and lead author on the study.The negative impacts on birds identified in this study are lower than estimates from some other studies. However, those studies were done on a smaller scale. This research uses a large dataset over a longer time frame, yielding more systematic and accurate information.The researchers also found that the size of the wind turbine and the length of the blades make a difference: taller turbines and shorter blades reduce the impact on birds. Other studies have found that turbine height was negatively correlated with bird count, but the present study separated height from blade length and found length to be the more important factor.The study’s findings can be used to inform decisions about wind turbine placement and design. Because the impact on birds diminishes as the distance increases, the researchers suggest that wind turbines be placed outside a 1,600-meter buffer zone of high-density bird habitats. They also recommend that turbines be taller but with shorter blade length.Policy decisions regarding wind energy must consider the tradeoff between sustainable energy and bird populations, Khanna said.“No single technology is such that it is only beneficial and has no negative consequences. You can minimize the effect by making the recommended adjustments,” she said.last_img read more

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first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now When I was a teenager I fronted a rock-n-roll band. At 17 years old, I was playing in bars that I would not have been allowed in otherwise. In many cases, the bands that my band opened for were much older—and much better—than we were. It was there that I was infected with a negative belief structure.When a band was playing, the members of other bands would stand at the back of the bar and criticize the band that was playing. They would find something wrong with the singer, or the guitarist wasn’t really a shredder (as if that is even important when it comes to rock-n-roll, which is really more attitude than it is a competency). This was especially true for big, national acts who were experiencing the success that everyone else believed they deserved. Hanging around for a while, I learned to do the same thing. Like the others, I’d stand around being jealous.At some point, my competitive nature took over, and I started to look at the bands that were playing through a different lens. First and foremost, they were better than we were. Second, and more importantly, they drew bigger crowds. We were opening for them, and not the other way around. It struck me that instead of trying to find reasons to criticize other bands, I should be trying to discover why so many people like them—even though I didn’t particularly like them. This massively improved our results by helping my little outfit make changes, whereas criticizing other bands produced no measurable benefit.There are people who you may not like because you disagree with them on ideas or issues, and you may avoid looking at what they believe and why they believe it because you couldn’t be further apart in certain areas. This is a mistake because it prevents you from another perspective, a perspective that can improve your own. Instead of looking at what is wrong with what someone else does or what they believe, look instead to see if you can understand the value in their ideas, their beliefs, or their actions—or at least look to understand why they believe what they believe.When you don’t like something, it is worth your time and effort to explore it. If an idea makes you uncomfortable, that is almost always an idea that is valuable for you to explore.last_img read more

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first_imgJess Melliza knocked in four goals as Stallion Laguna continued its midseason run with a 5-0 demolition of Ilocos United on Sunday in the Philippines Football League at Biñan Football Stadium.Determined to catch up with the leaders after a sputtering start to the season, Stallion once again turned to the in-form Melliza to overcome an Ilocos side that remained winless in 18 matches this season. Melliza now has 12 goals this season.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA postpones games anew due to bad weather Meanwhile, Global Cebu denied the Davao Aguilas of a first win, after coming away with a 2-2 draw at Davao Sports Complex in Tagum City on Saturday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Fitch Arboleda also found the back of the net for coach Ernie Nierras’ side, which improved to 23 points after picking up its sixth win.Over at Rizal Memorial Stadium, JPV Marikina leaned on a Masaki Yanagawa strike to subdue Kaya Makati, 1-0, and move up to fourth spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was JPV’s eighth win in 18 matches as the Marikina side hiked its tally to 27 points, two ahead of Ceres-Negros, which has only played 12 matches so far this season due to its AFC Cup campaign.Yanagawa stabbed home a corner kick in the 34th minute for the only goal of the match. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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first_imgUnited Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner has spoken about the passing of Nelson Mandela.“We are all saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela, a great friend and a man of remarkable courage, compassion, and principle,” said Turner. “On behalf of the United Nations Foundation, I send my deepest condolences to Graça Machel and to Madiba’s entire family.“Madiba dedicated his life to the causes of freedom, equality and opportunity, and our world is a better place because of him. He endured unimaginable hardship, yet never wavered in his pursuit of justice and his defense of human rights. He helped bring peace to his nation and hope to the world. While he will be missed, his legacy will live on in the people he has inspired and will continue to inspire.”Turner’s sentiments were echoed in UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks about Nelson Mandela’s death.“Nelson Mandela was a singular figure on the global stage — a man of quiet dignity and towering achievement, a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration,” said Ki-moon. “I am profoundly saddened by his passing. On behalf of the United Nations, I extend my deepest condolences to the people of South Africa and especially to Nelson Mandela’s family and loved ones.“Many around the world were greatly influenced by his selfless struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. He touched our lives in deeply personal ways. At the same time, no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the United Nations.“Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of his people and humanity, and he did so at great personal sacrifice. His principled stance and the moral force that underpinned it were decisive in dismantling the system of apartheid.“Remarkably, he emerged from 27 years of detention without rancor, determined to build a new South Africa based on dialogue and understanding. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission established under his leadership remains a model for achieving justice in societies confronting a legacy of human rights abuses.“In the decades-long fight against apartheid, the United Nations stood side-by-side with Nelson Mandela and all those in South Africa who faced unrelenting racism and discrimination. His 1994 address to the General Assembly as the first democratically elected President of a free South Africa was a defining moment. The Assembly has declared 18 July, his birthday, “Nelson Mandela International Day”, an annual observance on which we recognize and seek to build on his contributions to promoting a culture of peace and freedom around the world.“I was privileged to meet Nelson Mandela in 2009. When I thanked him for his life’s work, he insisted the credit belonged to others. I was very moved by his selflessness and deep sense of shared purpose.“Nelson Mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us — if we believe, dream and work together. Let us continue each day to be inspired by his lifelong example and his call to never cease working for a better and more just world.”last_img read more

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