2002 NT7, provisional designation 2002 NT7, is a near-Earth object with a diameter of 1.4 kilometers and hazardous asteroid of the Apollo group. It has a well determined orbit with an observation arc of 64 years including precovery images by Palomar Observatory dating back to 1954.2002 NT7 became the first object observed by NASA's NEO program to be assigned a positive rating on both the Torino Scale and the Palermo Technical Impact Hazard Scale, for a small chance of an impact on February 1, 2019, although it has now been known for years that it would pass Earth at 0.4078 AU on January 13, 2019 with an uncertainty region of about ±108 km. It was discovered on July 9, 2002, by the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research team at the U. S. Lincoln Laboratory Experimental Test Site near Socorro, New Mexico. At the time of discovery it only had a 6 day observation arc of July 9–14 which poorly constrained possible future positions of the asteroid. Despite inflammatory press reports, the object had a "low probability" of impact of one in a million for February 1, 2019.
On Monday July 22, 2002, NEODyS posted a positive 0.18 Palermo Scale rating. Further observations of the object lowered the probability. On July 25, 2002, the hazard rating on the Palermo scale was lowered to -0.25. However, the discovery of the object with a Palermo initial rating of 0.06 was a historical event for the NEO observation program. 2002 NT7 was removed from the Sentry Risk Table on August 1, 2002, so there is no risk of an impact by it in the next 100 years. On January 13, 2019, the asteroid safely passed 0.4078 AU from Earth with a 3-sigma uncertainty region of about ±108 km. Between 1900 and 2195 the closest approach to Earth will occur on January 15, 2099 at a distance of 0.3739 AU with uncertainty region of about ±430 km. On January 30, 2020, the asteroid will pass 0.02718 AU from 2 Pallas. 2002 NT7 at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters Simulation of the shrinking uncertainty region for 2019 Jan 28 - Peter Thomas
The Taiwan Adventist Hospital is a hospital in Songshan District, Taiwan. Since 1989, Taiwan Adventist Hospital has been giving medical care to patients from Australia, India, Korea, United States, United Kingdom, many other countries; the hospital was relocated from Shanghai to Taipei in 1949, after mainland China was conquered by the Communists. Dr. Harry Miller re-established it as Taiwan Sanitarium Hospital. Madame Chiang Kai-shek cut the ribbon on March 1955 when the new hospital was completed, it was renamed Taiwan Sanitarium and Hospital, after it expanded its services. The hospital had 70 beds and increased that number to 220. In 1971, the hospital started community health care work, changed its name to Taiwan Adventist Hospital. After it became too small, a new hospital was built at the same location in 1986. In 2006, the hospital got the permission from the Department of Health for a New Hospital and Teaching Hospital Accreditation System. On February 21, 2012 Tawain Adventist Hospital became the first hospital to be certified by SGS against the ISO 50001:20011 Energy Management Systems Standard.
The city of Taipei is working with Taiwan Adventist Hospital to make the city more friendly to Muslims. In 2018 Taiwan Adventist Hospital became the first hospital in Taiwan to be certified by the Indonesian Ulema Council, the nations top Islamic body. To be qualified it had to have cosmetics, meet drug and food requirements, a Muslim prayer rooms with Qurans, prayer rugs and washing facilities. Since January 2018 Taiwan Adventist Hospital has treated 10 people from Nauru refugee camp. Including a woman from Iran who had open heart surgery, a woman from Somalia who had surgery on her hand. In 2018, Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu awarded Taiwan Adventist Hospital the Friend of Foreign Service Medal for its medical diplomacy work for Palau and Solomon Islands. List of hospitals in Taiwan List of Seventh-day Adventist hospitals Awareness and Use of Folic Acid Among Pregnant Women in Taipei Science Direct Asia braces for Year of Dragon baby boom CBCNEWS Official website
Schiller International University is a private, for-profit university with its main campus and administrative headquarters in Largo, Florida. It has campuses on two continents in four countries: Tampa Bay, France, Spain, Germany. Schiller offers Associate and Master's degrees, it offers online degrees through distance learning. Schiller was founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht as a study-abroad program for Americans living in West Germany. In 1969 the college relocated to Heidelberg; the main campus is located in Florida. The university's Administrative Headquarters and Office of Admissions are in Largo; the current president is Dr. Manuel Alonso-Puig. At one time it was located in Florida. By 2006, the university moved to East Bay Drive and Ulmerton Road in Largo. Schiller has a campus in the 15th arrondissement of Paris near the Place de la Convention; the Madrid Campus is located in a historic building on Plaza de la Republica Argentina in Northern Madrid. The Madrid campus specializes in International Relations.
In addition to US accreditation, the Madrid campus is recognized by the Comunidad de Madrid, allowing students to apply for "homologación." The Heidelberg campus was the largest. For years the campus was located in the Villa Krehl in Bergstraße, but in summer of 2012 the campus moved to new facilities in the Bahnstadt; the address of the campus is: Zollhofgarten 69115 Heidelberg, Germany. Schiller first established a London presence in 1971. In 1978, an outer London campus in premises owned by the university was established at the historic Wickham Court in West Wickham, Kent. In 1981 the university acquired the former Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women. In 2011 the UK announced tighter visa restrictions on international students, as the university attracted 80-85% of its students from non-European Union countries it proved difficult to attract sufficient numbers of students. In response, in August of that year Schiller announced that it was closing its London campus and sold the site to the UK branch of the University of Notre Dame to provide dedicated student residence for its students in London.
In 2015 Schiller established a partnership with the University of Roehampton which offers its students the possibility to an obtain the SIU degree, after completion of a dissertation or thesis, a University of Roehampton degree. Schiller International University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools; as of 2015 Schiller students can gain a double degree awarded by Schiller and the University of Roehampton in the United Kingdom, thanks to a bilateral agreement between both universities. The programs include international business, business administration, international relations and diplomacy, management of information technology, hospitality and tourism management. Two-year programs are offered in international business, international hospitality and tourism management, nursing. English is the language of instruction on all campuses. Students may relocate from campus to campus. Schiller features the American pattern of university education; the university is approved for Federal and Veterans' training programs, offers a limited number of institutional awards to students—regardless of citizenship—based on need, academic performance and grade level.
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