NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket to Improve Forecasts

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NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days.

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TED’s response to claims of sexual harassment 

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Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED

We believe in ideas worth spreading. One of those ideas is that all humans are entitled to equal consideration and respect.

The Washington Post recently reported that TED has grappled with sexual harassment at its conferences and in the workplace. We would like to address that article here.

At the TED2017 conference in Vancouver, we were informed privately that four women attendees experienced sexual harassment, and another experienced aggressive behavior from male attendees.

We were alarmed by what we heard and immediately conducted full investigations to understand the context and impact of what had happened.

As a result, one man was asked to leave the conference immediately, and a second barred. These two men were the source of the five complaints, and will not return to TED.

The main TED conference attracts some 2,000 attendees, and in recent years we have been successful in increasing the percentage of women attending from about 25% to 40%. By and large, the vast majority of attendees report a wonderful experience.

But incidents do happen.

Historically, when we’ve heard that an attendee has experienced conduct that made them uncomfortable or worse, we have always investigated and done our best to resolve.

But this past year’s experience motivated us to do far more to strengthen our existing procedures. With input from experts, we put even more robust and specific anti-harassment policies and systems in place in summer 2017:

  • Making clear every attendee is aware of our code of conduct, and that violation of it would mean removal from the event.
  • Publicizing the means by which attendees can report problems.

We are determined to continue to increase the number of women who come to TED and to ensure that the conference experience is one where all attendees feel safe and respected.

The Washington Post article also mentioned two incidents alleged to have taken place at our New York-based office over the past four years. These were fully investigated at the time, and we took the claims very seriously. For the sake of the individuals mentioned, we don’t think it’s appropriate to address them in public.

We all have a strong belief in our mission and a deep respect for the perspectives and values our co-workers bring to the organization. 

We will use this story as motivation to ensure that inclusion remains at the core of our conference experience and workplace culture.

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It’s Nov. 18. Can we make jokes about Mugabe yet?

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Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube writes: If you are about to watch my TED Talk, then you are watching the first one to have an expiry date. You see, when I went onto the red dot I was afraid, I was petrified — and this was not because of an ’80s tune or the fear of speaking in public on such a big stage. My fear was about my President Robert Mugabe. For 37 years of my life I have been filled with the fear of Mugabe, and coming to TED was my opportunity to show off my talent as a comedian, but fear got ahold of me through veiled threats from his agents about the content of my comedy.

So back to the EXPIRY of this talk… Today is the 18th of November and a historic moment for our country. Our army has seized power and as we speak we are all going out to the street to march for our FREEDOM. Today I march to end my FEAR. After you watch this, Mugabe may no longer be our PRESIDENT and I will no longer be afraid. Watch this TALK and see me when I used to be AFRAID to tell jokes! NOT ANYMORE! I am Carl Joshua Ncube and I fear nothing!

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Strong earthquake damages houses in Halmahera, Indonesia – November 18, 2017

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Damage report in cooperation with the 2017 Earthquake Impact Database. EID on Google Docs

Update : At least 50 houses have been destroyed due to this earthquake

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Magnitude : 5.8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2017-11-18 16:07:03

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

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Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?

People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?

People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?

People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?

People
Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or “easy glide” drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?

People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?

People
Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected.

Structures :
Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down.

Environment :
Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.

MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?

Structures
Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames.

Environment :
Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.

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//.focus();

//jQuery(“#captcha_img”)
// .attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/captcha.php?” + Date());
/*jQuery(“#captcha_reload”)
.attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/reload.png”)
.attr(“alt”, “Reload security captcha”)
.attr(“title”, “Reload security captcha”)
.css(“cursor”, “pointer”)
.click(function(e) {
jQuery(“#captcha_img”)
.attr(“src”, captcha_url + “/captcha.php?” + Date());
});
*/
jQuery(“html, body”).animate({ scrollTop: $(“#form_overlay”).offset().top }, 500,
function() {
var fld = “#email”;
if (jQuery(fld).val() != “”)
fld = “#form_overlay input[name=”location”]”;
jQuery(fld)
.focus()
.select()
}
);
});
jQuery(“#experience_close”).click(function(e)
{
jQuery(“#form_overlay”)
.fadeOut(1000);
}).css(“cursor”, “pointer”)

});

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