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Ann Hornschemeier

Ann Hornschemeier is an American astronomer specializing in X-ray emission from X-ray binary populations. She is the Chief Scientist for the Physics of the Cosmos program at NASA, she chairs the NuSTAR Starburst and Local Group science working group, which observes seven nearby galaxies and uses high-energy X-rays to search for and take pictures of the densest and most energetic regions in the universe. At NASA, Hornschemeier researches high energy astrophysics and cosmology, she is involved in future research missions, including the ESA Athena mission due to launch in 2028. Hornschemeier is an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. Hornschemeier specializes in studies of x-ray emission from x-ray binary populations, both in the local universe and at cosmologically interesting distances; this work is carried out using surveys by space-based x-ray, UV and infrared observatories, alongside ground-based telescopes. She is the Chief Scientist for the Physics of the Cosmos programme, NASA's high energy astrophysics and cosmology programme, is heavily involved in future missions as a research scientist at NASA, including co-chairing a science panel for the ESA Athena mission due for launch in 2028.

Hornschemeier is involved in future missions, serving as the NASA Deputy Study Scientist for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission, a space-based gravitational wave mission led by the European Space Agency. She works with the Study Scientist and NASA HQ on NASA’s scientific and technical contributions to LISA. Hornschemeier gained a Ph. D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2002 from Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from her Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics Magna Cum Laude, from Drake University. In 2007, she won the American Astronomical Society's Annie Jump Cannon Award, which recognizes women for their outstanding research in astronomy, for her X-ray investigations of distant galaxies. NASA awarded her the Early Career Achievement Medal in 2012, recognising outstanding early career achievement in science and service. In 2016, she was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society. Hornschemeier's brother is the artist and director Paul Hornschemeier


WGBO-DT, virtual channel 66, is a Univision owned-and-operated television station serving Chicago, United States, licensed to Joliet. The station is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications, as part of a duopoly with Aurora-licensed UniMás owned-and-operated station WXFT-DT; the two stations share studios on Fairbanks Court. The station first signed on the air on September 18, 1981 as independent station WFBN. Owned by Nashville-based Focus Broadcasting, it ran local public-access programs during the daytime hours and the subscription television service Spectrum during the nighttime. By 1982, WFBN ran Spectrum programming 24 hours a day; the station as well as ONTV parent National Subscription Television faced legal scrutiny because of its lack of news or public affairs programming and was faced with class action lawsuits because of the pornographic films aired by ONTV during late-night timeslots, with some of these legal challenges continuing after ONTV was discontinued.

WFBN continued the subscription programming format until early 1984, when it dropped Spectrum and adopted a 24-hour music video format. The music video format was discontinued by the fall of 1984, at which time WFBN transitioned into a general entertainment programming format, filling its schedule with movies from the 1930s through the 1980s, off-network classic sitcoms, drama series—most of which were dropped by rival independents WGN-TV and WFLD in previous years; the station was losing money by this point, leading Focus Broadcasting to put channel 66 up for sale in summer 1985. Focus sold a 50% interest in the station to the Grant Broadcasting System in September 1985 for $2 million and an estimated $50 million in debt, with an option to acquire the remaining 50% interest by 1990 for $25 million at minimum, should it be exercised in the first year of the option and at minimum of $40 million if exercised in the fifth year of the option. Creditors to which the station owed debt allowed WFBN to remain in operation following its claim that the station was "on the verge of involuntary bankruptcy" with the possibility of ceasing operations by October 1 at the earliest.

Metrowest Corporation—then-owners of WPWR-TV —filed a petition to deny the sale, claiming that before it acquired the WFBN license, Grant attempted to "stifle competition in the Chicago television market with multimarket program purchases, exclusive arrangements and similar deals". The station changed its call letters to WGBO-TV on January 4, 1986, adopting "Super 66" as its on-air branding. Although not different overall, in January 1986, WGBO added a few more off-network sitcoms, a limited number of children's programs, several western series to its schedule. In addition, it carried daily simulcasts of CNN Headline News, as well as Loyola Ramblers college basketball games; the station adopted a slick on-air look, using CGI graphics of near-network quality. This design was similar to those adopted by sister stations WGBS-TV in Philadelphia and WBFS-TV in Miami. However, WGBO was run somewhat more frugally than its two sisters and never thrived in the ratings, despite Grant's ambitions of turning his three stations into regional superstations.

As WGBO tried to acquire more barter programming and cheap low-budget shows, it found that any available inventory was picked clean by established independents WGN-TV, WFLD and WPWR-TV. WGBO made no headway against the established independents and was not able to compete against WPWR. There was not enough moderate-rated syndicated programming to go around in a market as large as Chicago. Grant was so badly overextended that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 8, 1986, in an attempt to protect itself from its creditors. While the other two stations retained similar formats with fewer shows, WGBO added a large number of infomercials, religious programs and other paid programs to its schedule, although it did hold on to some entertainment-based programs. Ratings remained dismal. In a March 1987 Philadelphia Bankruptcy Court proceeding, Grant was allowed to continue operating its stations until at least July 1 through cash and accounts receivables to fund operations, denying a motion by the company's creditors to

Brodhead High School

Brodhead High School is a high school located in Brodhead, Wisconsin. Brodhead High serves students from the Brodhead community, its athletics teams are known as the Cardinals, its mascot, Charlie, is a Cardinal. Brodhead is a member of the Rock Valley Conference. Brodhead combine with the Juda School District for wrestling; the Cardinals have earned eight Rock Valley Conference championships, 25 consecutive playoff appearances, three state semi-final appearances and two state runner-up. The Lady Cardinals have won six conference championships and have made one appearance at the state tournament. Softball 2004 State Champions Track Men's two state Championships; the Brodhead band performs at the home football and volleyball games. They perform a series of concerts throughout the year. Brodhead fields two competitive show choirs, an all-woman group named BHS Express and mixed group named Guys and Dolls. Both choirs compete around southeast Wisconsin every winter. Brodhead High School was involved in controversy in late October 2016 over a safety drill on driving.

The school made a public morning announcement during class that four students had died that morning in a car crash. Those students, who were alive, were not allowed to use their cell phones to inform their students that it was part of a drill. On, the school made a second announcement that the four students were alive and that this was a simulation drill. Additional announcements were made during the day on more students dying in crashes that did not exist. Home page

Josh Elder

Josh Elder is an American journalist and writer of comic books and graphic novels. Josh Elder graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in Film. Josh Elder is an award-winning comic book author and the creator of the graphic novel series and nationally syndicated comic strip Mail Order Ninja. A former associate editor at "Wizard Magazine", Elder serves as noted graphic novel reviewer for the Chicago Sun-Times and Director of Operations for the literacy advocacy group Reading with Pictures, he gives workshops on creating comics and graphic novels at schools and universities across the country. He has participated in and led professional development seminars for teachers and librarians—including the New York Public School system and the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Elder resides in Albany Park, Chicago. Mail Order Ninja winning the in the 2005 Rising Stars of Manga Grand Prize contest. Elder was named one of the 25 great graphic novels for kids by the School Library Journal.

This table lists only works in which Elder is the primary writer of a published book with an ISBN. Q&A at Living Between Wednesdays Presenting at Cusp Conference 2010

Guiana dolphin

The Guiana dolphin known as the estuarine dolphin, or costero, is a dolphin found in the coastal waters to the north and east of South America, east of Central America. It is a member of the oceanic dolphin family, it can live both in freshwater. During its 2008 Annual Meeting in Santiago, Chile, as proposed by Flores et al. the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission endorsed ‘Guiana dolphin’ as the common English name for in its IWC List of Recognized Cetacean Species. Furthermore, the common name "Guiana dolphin" has been suggested by colleagues; the Guiana dolphin is described as looking similar to the bottlenose dolphin. However, it is smaller, at only up to 2.1 m in length. The dolphin is coloured light to bluish grey on its back and sides; the ventral region is light grey. The dorsal fin is slightly hooked, with a triangular shape; the beak is well-defined and of moderate length. Guiana dolphins are inconspicuous, they do not bow ride on boats and swims away from them.

Researchers have shown that the costero has an electroreceptive sense, speculate this may be the case for other odontocetes. Although described as species distinct from the tucuxi Sotalia fluviatilis by Pierre-Joseph van Bénéden in 1864, the costero Sotalia guianensis has subsequently been synonymized with Sotalia fluviatilis with the two species being treated as subspecies, or marine and freshwater varieties; the first to reassert differences between these two species was a three-dimensional morphometric study of Monteiro-Filho and colleagues. Subsequently, a molecular analysis by Cunha and colleagues unambiguously demonstrated that Sotalia guianensis was genetically differentiated from Sotalia fluviatilis; this finding was reiterated by colleagues with a larger number of genes. The existence of two species has been accepted by the scientific community; the costero is found close to estuaries and other protected shallow-water areas around the eastern and northern South American coast. It has been reported as far south as southern Brazil and north as far as Nicaragua.

One report exists of an animal reaching Honduras. 34 survive in Guanabara Bay near Rio de Janeiro, down from 70 in 1995 and 400 in 1985. More than 60 species of demersal and pelagic schooling fish have been reported as prey. Small fish of 8 in or less are preferred. Foraging may be carried out individually or in groups. Different dolphin communities may adopt their own foraging strategies based on local circumstances. One of the best studied groups herds fish onto beaches and half strands themselves for a few seconds while grabbing their prey; this species forms small groups of about 2-10 individuals up to 100, swim in tight-knit groups, suggesting a developed social structure. They are quite active and may jump clear of the water, spy-hop or tail-splash, they are unlikely, however, to approach boats. They feed on a wide variety of fish and squid. Studies of growth layers suggest. In December 2006, researchers from the Southern University of Chile and the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro witnessed attempted infanticide by a group of costeros in Sepetiba Bay, Brazil.

A group of six adults separated a mother from her calf, four keeping her at bay by ramming her and hitting her with their flukes. The other two adults rammed the calf, held it under water threw it into the air and held it under water again; the mother was seen again in a few days, but not her calf. Since females become sexually receptive within a few days of losing a calf, the group of attacking males was sexually interested in the female, it is possible that the infanticide occurred for this reason. Infanticide has been reported twice before in bottlenose dolphins, but is thought to be uncommon among cetaceans; the costero is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. It is listed on Appendix II as it has an unfavourable conservation status or would benefit from international co-operation organised by tailored agreements; as with all coastal cetaceans, the Guiana dolphin suffers from negative interactions with humans. Entanglement in gill nets, seine nets, shrimp traps is responsible for the death of many animals each year.

There is limited gene flow between concentrations of this dolphin, large stretches of coast contain no animals at all, so recovery from depletion of a local population may take time. List of cetacean species Flach, Leonardo; the Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 10: 31–36. ISSN 1561-0713. Retrieved January 2013. Rosas, Fernando C Weber. "Reproduction of the Estuarine Dolphin on the Coast of Paraná, Southern Brazil". Journal of Mammalogy. 83: 507–515. Doi:10.1644/1545-1542083<0507:ROTEDS>2.0. CO. Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society