Studies of conjugate plasma convection in the vicinity of the Harang discontinuity

first_imgTwo case studies are presented of the large-scale nightside ionospheric plasma convection observed simultaneously in the two polar regions using HF backscatter radars. The case studies occur during geomagnetically quiet conditions, and for one of the two periods the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is known to be northwards. For both cases plasma generally convects westward in the evening and eastward in the morning. The times at which the nightside flow reversal (the Harang discontinuity) occurs is observed to differ by several hours between the two hemispheres, and between the two study periods. For the case where IMF data are available, the nightside plasma flow is shown to respond to a step change in the IMF y-component (becoming less negative), with a time delay of about 25 min. In the southern hemisphere, the flow reversal appeared simply to be shifted to later magnetic local times, whilst for the northern hemisphere the evening westward flow was disrupted by the occurrence of eastward flow ahead of the Harang discontinuity. The general features of the observed convection are not consistent with the Heppner and Maynard (1987, J. geophys. Res.92, 4467) convection models, which exclude any significant association between the Harang discontinuity and the state of the IMF. The results are more in agreement with the MHD simulations for northward IMF of Oginoet al. (1985, J. geophys. Res.90, 10835). The latter invoke nightside reconnection cells whose behaviour is dependent upon the IMF y-component in the same sense as for our observations.last_img read more

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HMS Northumberland gets underway for Cutlass Fury 2019

first_img Royal Navy frigate deploys for major anti-submarine warfare drill off Canada View post tag: Cutlass Fury navaltoday Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy frigate deploys for major anti-submarine warfare drill off Canada Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland departed Plymouth on August 28 to take part in one of the largest anti-submarine warfare maneuvers in the North Atlantic.The frigate will sail 3,000 miles to Nova Scotia, Canada, where it will join forces with other like-minded warships taking part in Cutlass Fury 2019.Every few years the Canadian Atlantic Fleet invites NATO navies to hunt submarines in the challenging waters off their Eastern Seaboard.Cutlass Fury 2019 is the largest such workout since the mid-1990s with 22 warships from Canada, the USA, UK, Spain, France and Germany committed to the 11-day exercise, alongside jets, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft.The exercise will focus on tactical training meshing different practices, equipment and ideas so that all participants can work together.And to ensure that Cutlass Fury is not all one-way traffic, some of the surface ships will become the hunted as the submarine crews hone their skills.For good measure, air defense, board and search and amphibious operations are also included to test personnel on and above the waves, as well as beneath them.Cutlass Fury leads into Northumberland’s principal mission of the autumn, taking her place in HMS Queen Elizabeth’s carrier strike group as the future flagship conducts training off the coast of the USA on her Westlant 19 deployment.It’s the first duty of Northumberland to shield the carrier task force from the prying eyes of hostile submarines as Queen Elizabeth embarks British front-line F-35B Lightning stealth fighters for the first time.Joining the frigate and the 65,000-tonne carrier will be Type 45 air defense destroyer HMS Dragon, Merlin helicopters from RNAS Culdrose and RNAS Yeovilton, as well as Wildcats from 815 Naval Air Squadron.“HMS Northumberland joining the HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier strike task group is a key milestone in developing the integrated task group capability that will be the centrepiece of Royal Navy operations for the future,” said Commodore Rob Bellfield, Commander Devonport Flotilla.RFA Tideforce will provide tanker support and Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, based in Plymouth and a medical team will also be embarked in the carrier. Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: HMS Northumberland View post tag: Royal Navy August 29, 2019, by View post tag: Westlant View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabethlast_img read more

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Recognizing Evansville North Girls Golf Team

first_imgRecognizing Evansville North girls golf team Evansville North High School girls golf team recently joined me at the Statehouse to celebrate their victory in the 2018 IHSAA state championship.The team worked incredibly hard all season, winning both the sectional and regional championships before taking home the state championship title. Their stellar performance earned them the school’s fourth championship title in five years.Abigail Whittington and Chloe Johnson were both selected to play as a part of the 2018 all-state team, while Katelyn Skinner tied for second place individually and was named the 2018 IHSAA Girls Golf Mental Attitude Award winner.These student-athletes have put in the time and hard work to be successful, and I look forward to seeing what is in store for the team in the 2019 season. Congratulations, Huskies!FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Frozen desserts’ popularity rises

first_imgFrozen desserts have been experiencing a revival, according to the latest research unveiled by Mintel. Sales increased by 4% in 2008 and are set to increase by a further 5% over the next year, said the market analyst.This could potentially mean a market worth £284m by the end of 2009. Hot-eating desserts and gateaux are the frozen desserts of choice, accounting for 40% of all sales.However, Mintel said that while chilled desserts continued to account for 70% of the sector’s sales, as many as a third of British consumers admitted to cutting back on them, due to financial reasons.“Around 16% of all Brits have switched from buying chilled desserts to the frozen variety in an effort to reduce their grocery shopping bill,” said Mintel.“There is no doubt that sales of frozen desserts have benefited from consumers looking for cheaper desserts during the recession,” commented Emmanuelle Bouvier, senior consumer analyst. “Birds Eye re-introduced its famous Arctic Roll in late 2008 to take advantage of the return to frozen foods and the current popularity of nostalgic brands.”last_img read more

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Woman facing battery charge after spitting on cop; claiming COVID infection

first_img By Carl Stutsman – May 28, 2020 1 873 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Woman facing battery charge after spitting on cop; claiming COVID infection WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter (“Prison Bars Jail Cell” by Jobs For Felons Hub, CC BY 2.0) It all started with a simple traffic violation, but when Elkhart County Deputies pulled over 32 year old Maria Joiner she gave them a fake name and an ID that did not belong to her.Booking her under the false name her ruse was eventually ruined when her mother called police and told them while she was out of town her car had gone missing and was involved in a crash. That vehicle was the one Joiner had been driving.The bodily waste charge is because she allegedly claimed she had Coronavirus, started coughing, and then spit on an officer.Police also discovered she had warrants out in Cass County,IN and in Illinois.You can read more here with The Elkhart Truth CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Previous articleTGI Friday’s locations close in Mishawaka and South BendNext articleSmall business owners concerned about COVID-19 liability as they reopen Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

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Outbreak of COVID-19 at St. Joseph County Jail, changes looming for courts

first_img WhatsApp Facebook (Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC) There has been a spike in coronavirus cases at the St. Joseph County Jail, with dozens of inmates and staff testing positive in the past week.35 inmates tested positive on Friday alone, according to the South Bend Tribune. Another 75 inmates were quarantined because of close contacts.Among the dozen staffers, who tested positive are four nurses, the Tribune reported. Several other staffers are in quarantine.St. Joseph County courts are set to postpone jury trials, suspend hearings and consider releasing some inmates from the county jail and Juvenile Justice Center due to the rise in COVID-19 cases.The limits on court activity and lighter prisoner load are expected to stay in effect through the month of February, the Tribune reported. WhatsApp Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – November 18, 2020 0 310 Google+ Twitter Twitter Previous articleIndiana’s First Couple is quarantining after a possible COVID-19 exposureNext articleElkhart County to enter the COVID-19 red zone Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Outbreak of COVID-19 at St. Joseph County Jail, changes looming for courts Google+ Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Speech: Margot James speech on Safer Internet Day

first_imgThank you for inviting me to this year’s Safer Internet Day event. I’m thrilled to be here at the BT Centre, and I would like to congratulate the UK Safer Internet Centre on coordinating a highly successful campaign which sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This event is celebrated in over 100 countries and is one of the many Safer Internet Day activities happening all over the UK.I’m very encouraged to see so many young people here today in this auditorium. It is crucial that we in government, as we make policy, learn from young people about their experiences online. Digital technology and social media enable young people to access educational resources, make social connections, build relationships and demonstrate creativity.As the use of technology has grown, it has impacted every area of our lives. Planning a journey, checking your bank balance, organising campaigns, sharing photos, listening to music – all daily tasks that so many of us now complete online. And I know that many of the students here today are passionate about how technology benefits their everyday lives. I share that passion.But we also know that a lot of young people are worried about what they see or experience online.I’m looking forward to speaking with students from Dundonald Primary School, Kaizen Primary School, Viridis Schools Federation, Dr Challoner’s High School, Mayfield School, Sarah Bonnell School and Brooke School. I’m particularly interested in hearing about their experiences online and seeing what they have prepared for this year’s Safer Internet Day.I’m aware that many of you are Digital Leaders in your schools and I’d like to thank you for the contribution you make to Safer Internet Day, and extend my congratulations for all the hard work you have carried out at your schools to help ensure that your peers are well informed about how to stay safe online. The exhibitions you have been preparing are focussing on consent online. The theme of this year’s Safer Internet Day.Consent has been much in the news of late. A New York Times investigation has just found that the information being collected about us through apps on our smartphones is far more extensive than most of us imagine or are aware we have consented to.Last year the government made sweeping changes to the Data Protection regime and gave citizens new powers over their data. Consent, the theme of Internet Safety Day, must now be freely given, clear, unambiguous and fair. That’s really important.This legislation is not before time. Last week it was reported that Facebook have been paying users as young as 13 to download a Facebook Research app in contravention of Apple’s strict privacy rules. This app allowed Facebook to look at users browsing history and other network data by requiring users to install a “root certificate” – this certification enabled Facebook to decrypt those users browsing history including messages they sent, what apps they used and for how long, to amass a very rich data set in order to sell ever more targeted advertising.Apple responded by pulling the offending App and standing up for our privacy rights; they are among many voices in the States calling for similar privacy laws to the GDPR, that we have in Europe, to be enacted in the United States.Online safety is a top priority for the Government and we want to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. We will soon be publishing an Online Harms White Paper which will set out clear expectations for companies to help keep their users, particularly children, safe online.Internet companies have always enjoyed legal protection from liability for user generated content. This laissez faire environment has led some companies to pursue growth and profitability with little regard for the security and interests of their users. There is far too much bullying, abuse, misinformation and manipulation online as well as serious and organised crime online.For too long the response from many of the large platforms has fallen short. There have been no fewer than fifteen voluntary codes of practice agreed with platforms since 2008. Where we are now is an absolute indictment of a system that has relied far too little on the rule of law.The White Paper, which DCMS are producing with the Home Office, will be followed by a consultation over the summer and will set out new legislative measures to ensure that the platforms remove illegal content and prioritise the protection of users, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.It will also include ambitious measures to support continued education and awareness for all users and to promote the development and adoption of new safety technologies. We want to get to a place where we can enjoy the huge benefits of new technology has to offer, without our children, and other vulnerable individuals, being put at risk of serious harm.So Engagement with industry, charities, peers and academia sits at the heart of our approach. And back in November 2017, with thanks to the UK Safer Internet Centre, we were able to talk and listen directly to many young people, some of whom I believe are back here again today in this room. The conversations we had are helping us to develop world leading laws as well as other measures to make sure that the UK is the safest place in the world to be online.In developing the White Paper we have continued to engage with a wide range of organisations. And I am grateful to those organisations, including Childnet and the Internet Watch Foundation that are part of the executive board of the UK Council for Internet Safety, which I co-chair with Ministers from the Department for Education and the Home Office. The Council does hugely important work, bringing together expertise from a range of organisations in the tech industry, civil society and public sector to collaborate and coordinate a UK-wide approach to improving internet safety. It’s great to see that a similarly collaborative approach lies at the heart of Safer Internet Day.Let me repeat my thanks to The UK Safer Internet Centre for inviting me along today. I look forward to hearing more of your ideas about what more needs to done to help keep everyone safe online, and today is a timely reminder of the work ahead.The government is determined to act so that we can all enjoy the huge benefits of new technology, without our children, and other vulnerable individuals, being put at risk of serious harm.last_img read more

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Driver ticketed following crash with Susquehanna Valley school bus

first_imgAuthorities responded to the crash around 8:30 a.m. Parents of the children on the bus will be notified, the district says. The district says the students on the bus were taken to Francis Donnelly Elementary for medical evaluation as a precaution. 11:07 A.M. UPDATE: 12 News has sent a crew on the way to the scene. Trooper Dembinska says the driver of the car failed to see the school bus which was stopped with it’s stop-arm extended and lights on. KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — Susquehanna School District Office staff tell 12 News that there are no injuries sustained after a crash involving one of the district’s buses. —– KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — New York State Police Public Information Officer Aga Dembinska tells 12 News that a driver has been ticketed after rear-ending a Susquehanna Valley School Bus. 10:01 A.M. UPDATE Dispatchers are unable to comment on additional information. —– KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — New York State Police have informed 12 News that students were not taken to the hospital.center_img There were 27 elementary-school children on the bus. They were evaluated at Francis Donnelly Elementary School. The bus belongs to the Susquehanna Valley School District. 2:23 P.M. UPDATE: This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further information. Trooper Dembinska says the children have no visible injuries. The driver of the car was taken to Wilson Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, Dembinska says. Dispatchers tell 12 News that the crash occurred on Route 11 and School Avenue and an ambulance has also been sent to the scene. 12 News has reached out to State Police for more information and is awaiting to hear back. —– KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — New York State Police are on the scene of a school bus vs car crash in the town of Kirkwood Wednesday morning. The scene on Route 11 and School Avenue has cleared.last_img read more

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Food handlers’ gloves may not mean cleaner food

first_img They also say that food managers and workers prefer to use gloves because glove use is easier to monitor than handwashing is. However, “It has often been found that glove use provides a false sense of security because food handlers misuse gloves or neglect washing their hands when gloves are worn,” the article concludes. Overall, testing showed coliform bacteria on 6.5% (24 of 359) of samples for which data were complete. The coliform rate for samples prepared with gloved hands was 9.6%, versus 4.4% for samples handled without gloves. Though the sample was too small to show a significant difference, each of the two rates fell outside the other’s 95% confidence interval, which suggests that a true difference is not unlikely, the report says. Gloves were used on 93% of 172 samples collected in Kansas, where gloves are required by state law, but on only 5% of 191 samples collected in Oklahoma, where they are not, the report says. “Overall, the results of this study suggest that use of gloves by food handlers does not reduce bacterial contamination of foods and might even increase the risk of microbial contamination,” says the report by Robert A. Lynch and colleagues at the University of Oklahoma Department of Occupational and Environmental Health in Oklahoma City. Testing of flour tortillas bought at about 140 fast-food restaurants in Tulsa, Okla., and Wichita, Kan., showed that those handled by gloved workers were more than twice as likely to have coliform bacteria on them as were those handled by gloveless workers, the report says. However, the number of samples was not large enough to make the difference statistically significant. A finding of coliform bacteria (a general term for intestinal microbes) indicates that pathogenic bacteria could be present. The authors write that the higher coliform bacteria rate associated with gloves suggests that food workers were not using gloves properly. “We observed several instances in which previously used gloves were reused, and we never observed glove wearers changing gloves in the midst of food preparation,” they state. “Given the levels of surface bacteria that have been reported in food service settings, it is not surprising that organisms were transferred to the food that were tested.”center_img The researchers found low rates of contamination when they tested for particular bacterial species: 0.3% (1 of 371 samples) for Escherichia coli, 2.2% (8 of 371) for Staphylococcus aureus, and 0.5% (2 of 371) for Klebsiella species. The investigators did not actually count bacterial organisms, however. No potentially pathogenic microbes were found on the unopened tortilla samples. Lynch RA, Phillips ML, Elledge BL, et al. A preliminary evaluation of the effect of glove use by food handlers in fast food restaurants. J Food Prot 2005;68(1):187-90 [Abstract] The researchers collected 371 flour tortillas at restaurants from four fast-food chains in the two cities and tested them for bacteria. When ordering the food, the investigators observed whether or not the workers wore gloves, among other details. The researchers also collected 82 unopened packages of tortillas from the four chains and tested them to assess the background level of bacteria present before handling. Feb 7, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The use of gloves by fast-food restaurant workers might be expected to result in cleaner food, but that isn’t necessarily the case, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Food Protection.last_img read more

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New Management Board of Iločki podrumi dd appointed

first_imgThe regular Assembly of the company Iločki podrumi dd was held in Ilok (April 05), as well as the session of the Supervisory Board of the company when the term of office of the current President of the Management Board, Mr. Robert Miljković, officially expired. The proposal to appoint a new five-member Management Board was unanimously adopted, and it was officially appointed on April 8, 2019 at the company’s headquarters. The company Iločki podrumi dd is the main driver of the development of the city of Ilok, the Croatian Danube region, Vukovar-Srijem County, Srijem vineyards and continental Croatia, whose path of renewal and development was difficult, but Iločki podrumi today is a brand of excellence, not only domestic but also international wine market. “So far, we have successfully dealt with many turbulences in the sector, economic opportunities and demographic outflows in the easternmost city of Croatia, but we are still not living all our potential, and Ilok cellars as a status company is now in the hands of young people boldly improve our business according to set goals”Concluded Mihaljevic. The closest team of associates was also addressed by the new President of the Management Board, Mr. Antonijo Kraljevic, noting that this decision and appointment is a great privilege.  “This decision is primarily based on the results and contribution of all new members of the Management Board and their teams in the work and development of the company so far. Apart from the fact that this appointment is a confirmation of their dedicated work and results, it is important to note that all members of the new Management Board are related to the city of Ilok and the company from its share in the ownership structure.”Pointed out Juraj Mihaljević, the majority owner of the company The new Management Board is chaired by Mr. Antonijo Kraljevic, dipl. jur. The former chief oenologist, Mrs. Vera Zima, B.Sc. ing. agr. she was appointed a member Directorate of Viticulture and Enology. Mrs Darija Rotim, was appointed a member of the Sales Board, Ms. Ines Štivić for a member of the Management Board for Logistics and Procurement, and Ms. Karmela Tancabel for a member of the Management Board for Marketing and Export. Mr. was appointed as an external associate and advisor to the Management Board of the company Iločki podrumi Renato Krčmar.last_img read more

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