Strong whistler mode waves observed in the vicinity of Jupiter’s moons

first_imgUnderstanding of wave environments is critical for the understanding of how particles are accelerated and lost in space. This study shows that in the vicinity of Europa and Ganymede, that respectively have induced and internal magnetic fields, chorus wave power is significantly increased. The observed enhancements are persistent and exceed median values of wave activity by up to 6 orders of magnitude for Ganymede. Produced waves may have a pronounced effect on the acceleration and loss of particles in the Jovian magnetosphere and other astrophysical objects. The generated waves are capable of significantly modifying the energetic particle environment, accelerating particles to very high energies, or producing depletions in phase space density. Observations of Jupiter’s magnetosphere provide a unique opportunity to observe how objects with an internal magnetic field can interact with particles trapped in magnetic fields of larger scale objects.last_img read more

New York Giants name rookie Daniel Jones starting QB for Week Three

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Giants are turning to rookie Daniel Jones at quarterback for Week Three, ending Eli Manning’s run as the team’s starter after nearly 15 years.“Eli and I spoke this morning,” head coach Pat Shurmur said in a news release. “I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter.”Shurmur said Manning was disappointed by the news, but vowed to continue to be a good teammate. Jones was the team’s first-round selection in this year’s draft, number six overall. The selection was questioned by some experts, who questioned whether his collegiate performance at Duke warranted such a high draft pick. Manning made a franchise-record 232 starts for New York. He won two Super Bowls with the team, beating the New England Patriots both times.“Ultimately, this is a move that I felt was best for this team at this time,” Shurmur said. “This move is more about Daniel moving forward than about Eli.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img September 17, 2019 /Sports News – National New York Giants name rookie Daniel Jones starting QB for Week Threelast_img read more

Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professorship (located primarily at SAIS’s campus in Bologna,

first_imgThe Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns HopkinsSchool of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) ( https://kissinger.sais.jhu.edu) in Washington DC seeks a scholar of the highest caliber for anendowed professorship: the Schmidt Chair, based in SAIS Europe inBologna, Italy. The holder of the chair will also work tostrengthen ties between SAIS Europe and SAIS DC.About SAISSAIS is a global institution that offers students an internationalperspective on today’s critical issues. For 75 years, Johns HopkinsSAIS has produced leaders, thinkers, and practitioners ofinternational relations, whose ideas and research inform and shapepolicy. SAIS offers a global perspective across three campuslocations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, DC. Theschool’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in thestudy of international economics, international relations, andregional studies; the goal of study at SAIS is to prepare studentsto address the multifaceted policy challenges in the worldtoday.SAIS Europe has been educating global leaders in the area ofinternational affairs since 1955. Today, SAIS Europe teachesapproximately 200 full-time students hailing from 40 countries andpursuing one of a number of degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Artsin International Affairs, Master of International Public Policy,Master of Arts in Global Risk, and/or Ph.D. The faculty is adiverse, international group of over 60 resident and adjunctprofessors and instructors. To learn more, please visitsais.jhu.edu.About the CenterPart of the world’s leading school for the study of internationalaffairs, the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs (HKC) ishome to extraordinary scholars and seasoned practitioners inforeign policy and international security. Our mission is togenerate and apply rigorous historical thinking to the most vexingglobal challenges. We do so in our teaching, by creating innovativenew curricula, and in our research and writing. The KissingerCenter also acts as a bridge between the world of ideas and theworld of action, bringing together leading thinkers andpolicymakers.About the OpeningA generous gift has created the Wilson E. Schmidt DistinguishedProfessorship, located primarily at SAIS’s campus in Bologna,Italy.For this chair, SAIS is searching for candidates who produce worldclass scholarship, engage in cross-disciplinary research,contribute to policy advising, and teach topics connected to theCenter’s mission of historically informed statecraft and strategy.We are especially interested in PhDs in history and politicalscience, though applications from other disciplines are welcome.Applications from women and minority candidates are especiallyencouraged.In the first instance, HKC is searching for a senior scholar for atenured appointment to this chair. In exceptional cases, however,appointments at other levels or as a professor of the practice maybe considered as well.All applications should be submitted via Interfolio andinclude:• A letter of application;• A curriculum vitae;• Names and contact information of three references.Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will beaccepted until the position is filled.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img read more

Commentary: I Love Americans And The People Where I Came From

first_imgCommentary: I Love Americans And The People Where I Came FromJuly 19, 2019 By Michael LeppertMichaelLeppert.comSometimes timing is everything.I took my first trip to Europe last year, and it was a big deal to me. My wife and I used the study abroad program our youngest son was experiencing as an excuse to see Spain. It was not high on my list of must-sees, but the excuse was golden. So, off we went.It was like taking the lid off of the jar of infinity. Now, there is no place on Earth I don’t want to see–even places defined by suffering and awfulness are on the list. My wife’s list is different than mine. Combined, our collective list is comprehensive.Being in the presence of the world’s most wonderful treasures is something I never expected to actually experience. It wasn’t even a goal. Putting my eyes on the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona last year may have changed that. Or maybe it was just happening upon some other stunning work of Antoni Gaudi while out on a walk. It was a building with a name I don’t remember, on a street I don’t remember either.I do remember thinking about the famous architect, though. And I remember seeing other visitors standing and staring at the building in awe. It could be meaningless to the people who pass it every day on their way to and from work or school, but it was beautiful to us. I envied and pitied the locals in the same thought.Those people are Spain to me.I publish this column on Friday morning from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Timing is the reason for our trip.I am mostly of Irish descent. I recently discovered through research and technology that other than a great grandpa who passed down my distinctively German last name, the rest of my heritage comes from here. Few Americans hate me for it as far as I know.Ireland was high on my visit list anyway, but The Open Championship (golf) is being played outside of England/Scotland this week for the first time since 1951. That year, like this year, it was played at Royal Portrush on the north coast of the island.This land was never just a place to me, and now that I am here, it is even less of one. It is my cultural root—the community from which I came.It is a mere fraction of Earth’s ingredients that are part of me. Almost all of the rest of the ingredients are from America.Spain added a little bit to me and my wife last year. Ireland already had and is adding plenty more this week.I don’t mean the places; I mean the people of the places.We will take a bus an hour and half north to the coast to one of the most beautiful places I will ever see today. I had never heard of Royal Portrush before a few months ago. I never looked at pictures of it until a few days ago. Pictures won’t do it justice or help me experience the people anyway, so why bother?It frustrates me to know how many Americans think of people from other places as “them.” By that logic, the family living across the street is just as much.My friend from my home neighborhood YMCA, is a young man named Makdad. He is from Iraq, and he might be the most pleasant person I know. Of course, so might Jenna, my Starbuck’s barista, who was likely born and raised right in my home town of Indianapolis. I haven’t asked her where she is from just yet.They have dissimilar roots, yet both are perfectly American.Not everyone gets to see the world, or more importantly, the world’s people. I wish more could. The more I get out and about, the better my appreciation is of others. I’m not special in that regard.I am thankful I get to go be an outsider in unfamiliar places, even places which serve as a version of home. This week, I technically got to “go back” from where I came.Ireland is a great place to surround myself with the Irish. And there are Spaniards, Germans, Iraqis, and yes, other Americans in Portrush this week.I wish I could tell them all how much I enjoy seeing and learning from them all. These people are not “them” to me–they are “us.”I love America. I don’t have to hate anyone or any place to love it well. Those struggling as racists would do well to try it.FOOTNOTE: Michael Leppert is a public and governmental affairs consultant in Indianapolis and writes his thoughts about politics, government and anything else that strikes him at MichaelLeppert.com.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Evansville Police Department Press Release For Upcoming Shriner’s Festival And July 4, Celebration.

first_imgThe Following Events Will Take Place In The City Of Evansville:Shriners Fest June 28-July 01, 2018 and the Fourth of July Celebration on July 4, 2018In the interest of Safety and Security for all the Citizens of Evansville, and visitors to these events, the Evansville Police Department, Evansville Fire Department, EMS and other Public Safety workers would like to remind people of several items that are true for both events:• Children under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or at the very least parents should have knowledge of their child’s activities.  • Bags, containers, and packages of any type are subject to search upon entry and within the designated venue.  • See Something, Say Something! Report suspicious items or activity. Not Allowed In The Venues: • NO FIREWORKS of any type. • NO DOMESTICATED PETS (service animals permitted) or PETS OF ANY KIND!!!!!• NO SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERBLADES OR SKATES!!!!!!!!!!• NO BICYCLES!!!!! • NO WATERGUNS!!!!!• NO DRONES or RC AIRCRAFTViolation will result in denial of entry into or dismissal from these events. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP IN MAKING THESE EVENTS ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.For full details, view this message on the web.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

2016 SOCIALISM: WORSHIPPING THE GOD OF GOVERNMENT

first_imgIt takes more faith to depend on the government than it does to trust in God’s provision, but you’d never know it watching Progressives worship at their government golden calf that owns nothing at all unless it takes it from you.Thanks to capitalism, Bernie Sanders went from being an unemployed middle aged socialist hippie living in a shack with dirt floors to living the D.C. dream while giving Hillary a run for her money in the race to the White House.Both Democrat Party presidential candidates overlook the fact that thanks to God’s grace and good old American capitalism, the sky is the limit in the United States. No matter your skin color or which side of the railroad tracks you were born, every person has an equal chance to define his own definition of the American Dream. Bernie should know better. Sure, at times the system seems rigged to advantage the rich, but if we let that become an excuse rather than a source of motivation to achieve our dreams, we’ll spend our lives running in place blaming our failures on someone else.Though he was fairly uneducated by today’s terms, my father was the wisest man I know. Not accepting government assistance, although at times he could, he worked long days and weekends to put food on the table and make ends meet. His actions taught me to say “I am thankful that I came from here, but I’m headed someplace else.” The “came from here” perspective helped me to understand that humble means is not a free pass to receive government assistance nor is it an excuse for me to pass on to the government my personal obligation to assist others. Trips with my dad to the local rescue mission showed me that there’s always someone out there less fortunate and the little we have can be stretched a long way if we’re creative and care enough to try.The public displays of self-centeredness amongst the hopelessly uninformed at Bernie’s campaign rallies make me nauseous. Obviously it matters not that Bernie’s promises would be fulfilled by way of ill-gotten gain.The constitution charges the government with the duty to provide protection to the citizens and the Bible charges citizens to provide for the helpless and poor, no matter what Pope Frances says. The Pontiff pontificates about the “evils” of capitalism, but if he were honest he’d admit the real problem is spiritual. Any time a nation makes government its god, socialism and communism likely follow.America doesn’t have a capitalism problem; America has a first commandment problem: “You shall have no other gods before me.” In the name of social justice, religious leftists try to guilt people into accepting socialism by suggesting that is what Jesus would do. When asked which of God’s laws was greatest, Jesus didn’t hesitate; it is the first commandment. And he said the second greatest is to love and care for others like you do for yourself. He didn’t instruct us to pass that responsibility off to the government.How true are William Penn’s words: “Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” We’re not there yet, but we’re pretty close, given the popularity numbers of some of the more unsavory characters running for president. The day Moses descended from Mount Sinai, God made it unmistakably clear how he feels about breaking his first commandment. We are reminded that exchanging God for government never ends well in the rise and fall of nations. The choice in this election is evident. To whom shall we bow, to God or the government? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare 2016 SOCIALISM: WORSHIPPING THE GOD OF GOVERNMENTBy Susan Stamper Brownlast_img read more

Statement to parliament: EU Exit: road haulage

first_imgThe government is making preparations to allow hauliers and other businesses to continue to transport goods between the UK and the EU, once the UK has left the EU. These include preparations for leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.Accordingly, I am today (5 February 2019) laying a draft haulage statutory instrument designed to ensure that UK law continues to operate effectively in this area if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.The government will continue to license UK hauliers to the same high safety, environmental and operating standards as at present, and will require foreign hauliers operating in this country to do the same. The legislation also provides for continued access to the UK market, after exit, for hauliers from the 27 EU member states. Over 80% of haulage between the UK and continental Europe is undertaken by EU hauliers and it is important to ensure that the UK’s supply chains are protected. The UK needs to be sure that foreign products can be imported and UK products exported as usual. Our approach of offering access at this stage aims both to provide the reassurance needed for international freight flows to continue, and also to help ensure reciprocal arrangements for UK hauliers.On its side, the European Commission has proposed legislation that would allow UK hauliers basic rights to conduct operations to, from and through the EU for a limited period of 9 months after exit, if there is no deal. The Commission’s proposal will need to be agreed by the Council and European Parliament, and is being considered by both institutions urgently. This proposal is predicated on the UK’s granting equivalent access for EU hauliers to the UK, and the legislation laid before the House today provides for that access. Indeed, it is a more liberal offer, and we are discussing with the Commission whether there is scope for them to extend the EU’s offer so as to match ours.Depending on the outcome of these discussions, we will review the UK’s offer to EU hauliers. Our legislation contains provision to suspend EU hauliers’ rights to undertake cabotage operations in the UK. We are putting in place measures to introduce such a suspension, which could be put into effect immediately after exit day if needed. Our expectation, however, is that such a suspension will not be necessary.In parallel we have been considering bilateral and unilateral measures with EU member states. France is separately progressing with a unilateral measure to provide wider access to UK hauliers in the event of no deal. There are also 22 historic bilateral agreements that would come back into effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.In addition, a multilateral quota of transport licences was introduced by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) in 1974 to support liberalised road freight transport between member states of that body. The licences, known as ECMT permits, allow for access between the 43 member states (which include all EU member states except Cyprus). The UK has an allocation of 984 annual and 2,832 short-term (valid for 30 days) ECMT permits for 2019. These levels were agreed through a long-standing formula approach before it was known that the UK would be leaving the EU. The government’s expectation is that hauliers should not need an ECMT permit to continue doing a range of business in all or much of the EU, even in the event of no deal. But it is important to continue to prepare for all possible scenarios, and if it should prove necessary to use some of these permits for UK hauliers operating to EU countries, the government has put in place a scheme to allocate these permits, as detailed under the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018.UK hauliers have been applying for ECMT permits and the government expects to inform applicants of the outcome of their applications later this week. As we expect UK hauliers will have other means of ensuing market access to the EU, we will inform UK hauliers of the outcomes to provide certainty, but will allow a period of time before these need to be formally taken and paid for by successful hauliers. This approach has been agreed with road haulage stakeholders. The 2018 Act provides appropriate arrangements for distributing new permits as may be required under any future bilateral arrangements, if these are needed.Overall, we continue to believe that reciprocal market access will be secured for UK hauliers. While continuing to plan for all eventualities, we also believe that it is right to underline the fact that the UK is taking a positive and pragmatic approach.last_img read more

Press release: Sentence increase for fraudsters who carried out student visa scam

first_imgThree people found guilty of running a student visa scam have had their sentence increased by the Court of Appeal for being too lenient.Tashina Nayyar, Muhammed Babar Bashir and Koteswara Nallamothu were involved in two separate schemes worth over £650,000 that sold over 1,300 fake Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) documents to people wanting to enter or remain in the UK illegally.Nayyar was sentenced in January at Manchester Crown Court to 2 years 3 months’ imprisonment. Bashir and Nallamothu were then sentenced in March at the same Court to 6 years’ imprisonment and 2 years’ imprisonment suspended for 2 years, respectively.The sentences of Nayyar, Bashir and Nallamothu have now been increased by the Court of Appeal to 4 years, 8 years, and 3 years 11 months respectively, after the Attorney General’s Office referred them as unduly lenient.After the hearing, the Solicitor General, Lucy Frazer QC MP, said:“This fraudulent conduct deliberately undermined the UK immigration and education systems for the financial benefit of the offenders. The offenders abused a system designed to help genuine students from outside the EU. I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has agreed that their original sentences failed to reflect the risks that this type of offending creates.”last_img read more

Double win for Border Biscuits

first_imgBorder Biscuits has scooped the top award of Business of the Year at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2012.The Lanark-based biscuit manufacturer was awarded the title at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel last Thursday (24 May), in addition to the Profiting Through Skills Development category.Caryl Hamilton, finance director at Border Biscuits, said: “We are thrilled to have received these awards. Baking great biscuits requires a dedicated team. We therefore put a great deal of emphasis on developing our people here at Border Biscuits. “The majority of our staff comes from within the immediate vicinity of the factory so building our links with the local community is an important part not just of our people development programme but of our core company values.”The biscuit manufacturer, which has created 31 varieties, has accumulated a turnover of £9.3m, employs 150 people and has invested £2m in its production line in the past two years, including the overhaul of its packaging and an increased number of listings in shops.Border Biscuits said its dark chocolate gingers biscuits were its best selling line, reporting a 65% increase in sales of the product in the first five months of 2012.Other winners at the Awards included Lazy Day Foods located in Chapelhall, which scooped the Bakery and Cereal-based Product award for its Belgian Chocolate Tiffin, Millionaires Shortbread and Chocolate Ginger Slice products.Nairn’s Oatcakes in Edinburgh picked up the Confectionery and Snacking accolade for its Nairn’s Oaty Bakes in single and multi-packs, whilst bakery ingredients firm Macphie of Glenbervie took home the Profiting Through Research award.last_img read more

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Rock Brooklyn Bowl Vegas With Fishbone [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Check out a full gallery of Erik Kabik‘s images below. Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas got a double dose of funky tunes last night, as perennial jammers Fishbone opened up for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic last night. Fishbone recently made a splash at Summer Camp Music Festival, and the group has consistently brought the great times for years. Of course, P-Funk is a legend of the genre, and George Clinton leads the pack like nobody’s business.Check out some choice photos from the night, courtesy of Erik Kabik.last_img read more