Weak electrostatic waves near the upper hybrid frequency: A comparison between theory and experiment

first_imgTwo types of generating mechanisms have been proposed to explain the observations of weak electrostatic waves near the local upper hybrid frequency fuh. In this paper data from the wave and plasma diagnostic experiments on GEOS 1 are presented with simultaneously observed particle data in an attempt to identify the generating mechanism. The electron data contain two sources of free energy: a highly anisotropic “pancake” distribution in the warm (20 eV to ∼1 keV) plasma and a loss cone type distribution in the hot (>few keV) plasma. This leads us to consider a coherent generating mechanism. A model of the plasma distribution, with cold, warm and hot components is constructed and linear instability calculations are presented. It is shown that the relatively large resonant perpendicular velocities in the loss cone distribution generate instabilities at small perpendicular wave numbers preferentially in the upper hybrid band since the wave frequency can lie midway between the gyroharmonics where cyclotron damping is reduced. The calculations are able to reproduce the spectral characteristics observed by previous spacecraft over a range of cold plasma densities. The temporal growth rates are comparable to those obtained previously for strong electrostatic emissions near fuh, but it is shown that the unstable wave number region is an order of magnitude smaller. Thus it is argued that the waves remain weak since they are quickly refracted out of resonance. It is demonstrated that when there is a significant amount of warm plasma present the strongest natural emission can be used to derive the total plasma density, cold plus warm plus hot, and not the cold plasma density, and that the warm plasma introduces new regions of small group Velocities which result in fine structure in the wave spectrum. The effects of the warm plasma and particularly the pancake distribution are discussed in connection With the ray propagation of these and other classes of much stronger emissions.last_img read more


first_imgIS IT TRUE the recent political fundraiser for the Holcomb-Crouch for Governor ticket raised around $200,000 plus? …all we can say is “WOW”?IS IT TRUE that the MBE/WBE Utilization Board’s purpose is to lawfully promote economic development by the utilization of Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE), by City and County departments/boards and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, as prime contractors and subcontractors in contracts for purchases and construction projects.  …4th Ward City Councilwomen Connie Robinson feels that the new Downtown Convention Hotel Developer/Builder hasn’t given MBE/WBE businesses there fair share of the Hotel project?  …if Ms. Robinson is correct we wonder why the MBE/WBE Utilization Board hasn’t taken the new Downtown Convention Hotel Developer/Builder to legal task?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that the popular Vanderburgh County Commissioner Bruce Ungethiem will be co-hosting a political fundraiser along with former U.S. Congressman John Hostettler and many others political movers and shakers of Vanderburgh County politics in about 10 days for County Commissioner candidate Sean Selby (R)?   … this event is going to be held at the home of Mr. Republican of Vanderburgh County John Dunn and his wife Gail, who graciously agree to host this big ticket political fundraiser?IS IT TRUE that recentley 3rd Ward City Councilwoman Anna Hargis CPA recently contacted former City Councilman John Friend CPA to ask him to explain to her about a few item concerning the proposed 2017 budget? …when he explained that the Employee Health Care costs are going to be catastrophic to the 2017 budget she went into panic mode? …that Mr. Friend hasn’t heard from her since then?  …all we can say is one can run but can’t hide from Mr. Friends budgetary wisdom?IS IT TRUE that TIF districts are flushed with money at the expense of the General Funds?IS IT TRUE that corporate “food stamps” (tax abatements) is at the expense of the General fund?IS IT TRUE if you “Buy or List” a home with Alex Jarvis a sales professional with ERA Reality in October he will rake your leaves for a year?IS IT TRUE that some of our posters feel we have too many local office holders in the real estate business?  …we wonder if you agree with them?IS IT TRUE some of our readers feel have too many local office holders that are connected in the education profession?  …do you agree that Vanderburgh County Council and Evansville City Council have  to many members that are active and retired school teachers?IS IT TRUE that its been alleged during the past 11 years, Indiana governors agenda’s has destroyed Indiana’s teachers profession?IS IT TRUE we welcome any other poster who would like to submit any IS IT TRUES for us to publish?EDITORS FOOTNOTE: Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you agree with Dan McGinn, Mayor Winnecke and City Council that they should reduce the Homestead Property Tax Credit from 8 percent to 6 percent for 2017?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

A.C. Blackjacks Receiver Co-Rookie of Year

first_imgAtlantic City Blackjacks wide receiver Antwane Grant ends the season with 15 touchdowns en route to Co-Rookie of the Year honors. Atlantic City Blackjacks wide receiver Antwane Grant was named Co-Rookie of the Year on Tuesday alongside Columbus Destroyers wideout and return man Fabian Guerra.It marked the first time in Arena Football League history that the award has been shared. The team leader in receiving yards, Grant made a strong case for the award late in the season, posting five 100-yard receiving games in his last six outings. Over that span, he caught 45 passes and hauled in 14 of his 15 total touchdowns.   Meanwhile, Guerra led the league in all-purpose yards while scoring 20 touchdowns (15 receiving, two rushing, and three kick returns). Fans can secure their season tickets for the Atlantic City Blackjacks with a $50 deposit per seat ($75 for VIP seats) by calling 609-783-9494 or visiting to ACBlackjacks.com. A team representative will contact those that have submitted a deposit within a week to select specific seats.last_img read more

O.C. Commemorates Memorial Day Online

first_imgDue to social gathering restrictions, the annual Memorial Day Ceremony will not be a live event this year. It may be viewed online and on OCTV-97 starting at 11 a.m. Monday.A pre-recorded video of the ceremony will be posted to the “Ocean City NJ” Facebook page and to www.ocnj.us at that time.The event also can be viewed on OCTV (Comcast Channel 97 in Ocean City) at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. on Monday.The 2020 ceremony features remarks from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6650 Commander Mike Morrissey, American Legion Post 524 Commander Bob Marzulli and Mayor Jay Gillian.Julia Wilson sings the National Anthem and “God Bless America,” bugler Greg Murphy plays “Taps,” and the Rev. John Jamieson leads a prayer.The ceremony includes the traditional elements, including the Armed Forces Medley, presentation of the wreath, the POW/MIA table, and the reading of the honor roll.All are encouraged to take time on Monday to watch the ceremony and pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives for our nation. Ocean City honors the nation’s war dead with a Memorial Day ceremony online. (Courtesy of City of Ocean City)last_img read more

Summer Camp Confirms Their Return To Three Sisters Park In 2017

first_imgLongtime fans of the Summer Camp Music Festival have been on edge this years, with rumors circulating that the beloved Chillicothe, IL festival would change locations from the Three Sisters Park to the Kennekuk County Park, site of the former Phases Of The Moon Festival, and roughly two hours driving from the festival’s current location. The festival’s Founder and Director released a statement to address the concern, assuring that the rumors of consideration were true but a decision had not yet been made.Today, the festival excitingly confirms that the 17th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place at Three Sisters Park on May 26, 27, and 28 of 2017. Here is the official statement from Summer Camp Music Festival Founder and Director, Ian Goldberg, which opens the door to potential future ventures at the Kennekuk County Park.Dear Summer Camp Fam,I am pleased to announce that we have come to an agreement with Three Sisters Park. Summer Camp Music Festival 2017 will again take place at its longstanding home in Chillicothe, Illinois.I know the past couple weeks have been a bit unsettling, and I greatly appreciate all the support we received from you.It was refreshing and inspiring to feel all your love. It again renewed my faith and commitment to doing what we do.I would like to thank the great people at Kennekuk County Park, The Vermillion County Conservation District, and the community in Danville, who, knowing the uncertainty of the situation, put untold hours into helping us devise a plan to move should it have become necessary. As I stated before, I am hoping that relationship will turn into fruitful ventures in the future.But again, most of all I must thank you, our loyal fans, for continuing to support this crazy journey we embarked on 16 years ago and for continuing to show that know matter the turns and twists, it all comes down to a love for the music and community that we have grown together.Much Love – Can’t wait to see you at Summer Camp 2017!!Ian Goldberg Founder and Director Summer Camp Music FestivalThe Summer Camp Music Festival will feature over 100 artists on 8 stages, including 3 days of moe. and 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee. On top of all the live music, festival-goers have access to on-site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-profit village, unique arts & craft vendors, and tons of great food and beer.Advanced Early Bird 3-Day GA Tickets go on sale Wednesday, December 14th at 10 AM CST right here. There will be a limited number of tickets available at this price, and once they sell out, the ticket price may go up without notice, the festival warns.last_img read more

KDTU’s Tribute To The Stones, Worship My Organ, And More Hit Jazz Fest Late Nights [Photos]

first_imgThe last weekend of this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is in full swing, with the Fairgrounds packed with performances by dozens of artists each day and the city alive with late-night performances running well beyond after the sun comes up. Yesterday, saw an abundance of incredible musicians grace the various stages across the Crescent City on Cinco De Mayo following the end of Friday’s official Jazz Fest performances for the day, and luckily, photographer Dave Vann was there to capture some of the action as it went down.As always, Jazz Fest Late Nights are expansive, and no amount of coverage could truly do the bounty of musical collaborations across the city justice, so we’ll just give you a taste of the musical insanity that was going down across the city. At the Orpheum Theater, Austin’s four-piece rock group White Denim took to the stage early, putting on a lively performance that got folks primed for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Denson and his Tiny Universe compadres planned a special performance in store—their tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St. (a fitting tribute considering that Denson himself joined The Rolling Stones as a touring member back in 2014) with the group’s take New Orleans take on the classic album dubbed Exile On Bourbon St.—for the fans who made it out.Across the way, The Howlin’ Wolf was going off with the 15th Annual Bayou Rendezvous underway since 9 p.m. and no plans of stopping until after breakfast was served this morning. In addition to the all-star super-groups gathered for the evening to headline the event—Dr. Klaw featuring the Shady Horns and the Bayou Rendezvous All-Stars—a number of other big names were rounding out the other seven performance slots across the event’s two stages. In the wee hours of the morning, Orgone and Lebo And Friends—brought together by Dan Lebowitz of ALO and Steve Kimock fame and featuring Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm), Stu Allen (JGB Band, Phil Lesh), and Jay Lane (Ratdog, Primus)—were just starting their night around 4 AM. Photo: Dave Vann Orgone | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 5/5/17 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining images The 15th Annual Bayou Rendezvous Takes Over The Howlin’ Wolf For Jazz Fest [Photos]A favorite of Jazz Fest Late Nights was also happening over at The Maison, Worship My Organ, a late-night tradition that brings together world-renowned organ players to team up and get into. Continuing again tonight, this year’s iteration featured organ wizards John Medeski of Medeski, Martin, & Wood, Marco Benevento of the Benevento Russo Duo, and Robert Walter of the Greyboy Allstars all holding it down on the Hammond B3. These three virtuosos were complimented by saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool), drummer Daru Jones (Jack White), and DJ Logic (John Popper Project).Check out our photo coverage of these awesome event below, courtesy of Dave Vann, and stayed tuned as a bunch more of Live For Live Music’s Jazz Fest coverage is coming your way. Load remaining images Load remaining images Load remaining images Lebo And Friends | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 5/5/17 | Photo: Dave Vann White Denim | Orpheum Theater | New Orleans, LA | 5/5/17 | Photo: Dave Vann Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Exile On Bourbon Street | Orpheum Theater | New Orleans, LA | 5/5/17 | Photo: Dave Vann Worship My Organ | The Maison | New Orleans, LA | 5/5/17 | Photo: Dave Vann Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Court Rejects Bid to Re-do Appeal of Ex-NCPD Commander’s Conviction

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The highest court in New York State has denied a motion requesting a re-do of arguments in an appeal of a former Nassau County police commander’s conviction for covering up a burglary.The ruling Tuesday came three months after the state Court of Appeals upheld a lower appeals court’s prior confirmation of a Nassau jury’s 2013 verdict convicting William Flanagan, the ex-Nassau police second deputy commissioner, of misconduct and conspiracy.“A jury convicted William Flanagan of official misconduct and that conviction has been upheld all the way to the state’s highest court,” Nassau County District Attorney Madaline Singas said. “I commend our investigators and prosecutors for their outstanding work holding this defendant accountable for the criminal betrayal of the trust placed in him as Deputy Police Commissioner.”Prosecutors have said Flanagan helped quash a burglary committed by Zachary Parker, the son of his friend, Gary Parker, who volunteered for and donated to the nonprofit Nassau County Police Foundation. Zachary, who was a Nassau police Ambulance Bureau intern at the time, had stolen thousands of dollars worth of electronics from his alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School, shortly before his ’09 graduation, authorities have said.Parker wasn’t arrested for the theft despite school officials repeatedly insisting that they wanted to press charges. The theft and cover-up were the subject of a ’11 Press expose, which sparked an investigation by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.Parker was subsequently convicted of burglary, sentenced to prison after violating his probation, and has since been released.Flanagan was among three former police officials charged in the cover-up. John Hunter, the retired Deputy Chief of Patrol, and Det. Sgt. Alan Sharpe both pleaded guilty to misconduct and were sentenced to probation in connection with the case. They were spared jail time in exchange for their pleas.Judge Mark Cohen—a Suffolk judge brought in after two Nassau judges recused themselves from the case—had sentenced Flanagan to 60 days in jail, but execution of that term had been repeatedly stayed pending the appeal. Cohen also sentenced Flanagan to five months of probation.After the February ruling, Flangan began serving his jail term and was released March 31, jail officials said. He served his time at Suffolk County jail in Riverhead because of his ties to Nassau.His attorney, Donna Aldea, declined to comment.last_img read more

Pundits to examine political climate

first_imgPolitical pundits Stephanie Cutter (left) and Nicolle Wallace The 2020 presidential election campaign is unlike any before, according to political pundits Nicolle Wallace and Stephanie Cutter.“The way we communicate is changing so rapidly, and the 2020 campaigns are facing that challenge in different ways,” says Cutter, founding partner at Precision Strategies and a former Obama administration adviser.Cutter and GOP strategist Nicolle Wallace, special assistant to the president and director of media affairs at the White House under President George W. Bush, will address the 2020 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference Feb. 23-27 in Washington, D.C.Troy Stang, CUNA Board vice chair and president/CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association, will lead the discussion. continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

HUB: It is not logical that banks, which do not perform a registered tourist or service activity, are expected to be subject to the Law on Tourist Membership Fees

first_imgWe received the first reactions to the proposal of the new Tourist Membership Act from the Croatian Banking Association (HUB), since according to the proposal of the new Tourist Membership Act, banks should become liable to pay tourist membership fees.The new proposal reduces the number of rates for calculating membership fees from the current 28 to 5 and deletes part of the membership fee: activities such as maritime and coastal transport of goods, operation of sports facilities, computer programming, information services, translation and interpreter services, artistic creation , hairdressing and other beauty treatment.While on the other hand, with the new proposal, banks become liable to pay membership fees in the part for income in the balance sheet from the group “income from fees and commissions” “ In the field research, we noticed that banks directly benefit from tourist traffic, because in July and August they recorded a drastic increase in ATM turnover, and the turnover of cardholders also increased. Given that their income in this segment of business increases significantly during the heart of the tourist year, it was decided to put banks on the list of activities that will pay tourist dues. pointed out the Minister of Tourism Garri Cappelli and added that the goal is a fairer model of coverage of taxpayers as well as the distribution of funds paid from membership fees.HUB: Banks in Croatia already pay the fee based on the income from exchange operations realized in the tourist place, and the new law would also pay the fee based on the total income from fees and commissions.As they point out from HUB until the moment of publication, they did not have information about the details of the new Bill on membership fees in tourist boards or that a new increase in fees for the banking industry is planned. “In principle, we can say that we do not consider it logical that banks, which do not perform a registered tourist or service activity, are expected to be subject to this levy. For a longer period of time, the tax relief of the economy has been discussed, and this Act introduces an additional levy on one branch of the economy. Banks in Croatia already pay the fee on the basis of income from exchange operations realized in a tourist place, and the new law would pay the fee on the basis of total income from fees and commissions. The law clearly implies that the legislator is a person who permanently or seasonally income from the provision of catering services, services in tourism or performing activities directly related to tourism. By extending the base to the total income from fees and commissions of banks, it would unjustifiably burden banks for those activities that are not related to the provision of services related to tourism (such as fees and commissions for credit, guarantee and similar transactions). stand out from the Croatian Association of Banks, which brings together 19 leading Croatian banks, which make up more than 97 percent of the total assets of all Croatian banks.They add that this would drastically increase the base for banks, and thus the total amount that banks pay based on the performance of their core business. According to the first calculations of HUB, the total cost of the tourist membership fee would increase 10-15 times, and consequently the regulatory cost for the banking industry would be significantly higher. As a result, the banking industry would have less room to lower interest margins and make the most favorable offer for its consumers. “Generally speaking, a long-term sustainable approach to stimulating the growth of the entire Croatian economy should primarily go in the direction of creating adequate preconditions and frameworks that will enable even better use of existing potentials of a well-capitalized, liquid and strong banking system, ie financing as many quality and profitable Instead of adopting additional measures and levies that could potentially reduce the overall credit potential of the financial sector, the creation of such an entrepreneurial framework and, consequently, the growth of the real economy will have a positive effect on revenue growth generated by the state. ”  conclude from the Croatian Association of Banks.GET INVOLVED IN THE PUBLIC HEARING / / / Law on Tourist Boards and Promotion of Croatian Tourism, Law on Tourist Tax and Law on Membership Fees in Tourist Boards at Public Hearinglast_img read more

Benchmark shares plummet after 16% NAV fall

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