HF radar observations of the high-latitude ionospheric convection pattern in the morning sector for northward IMF and motion of the convection reversal boundary

first_imgObservations of plasma convection in the morning sector (0000 to 0600 magnetic local time (MLT)) during a period of northward IMF (Bz = +5 to +10 nT) on September 11, 1991, made with the conjugate HF radars at Goose Bay and Halley and supplemented by DMSP plasma flow data, are described. There are several interesting features of the data: the period over which large (>500 m/s) plasma flow velocities are maintained while the IMF is northward; the range of latitudes over which the convection is observed; and the short timescale responses to changes in IMF conditions. The period was characterized by several strong (±10 nT) reversals of IMF By and an absence of substorm activity, as seen in geostationary satellite particle data. The effects of these By reversals and the motion of the convection reversal boundary (CRB, the boundary between eastward flow at lower latitudes and westward flow at higher latitudes) are examined. A significant crosscorrelation is found between IMF By and the latitude of the CRB. The observed short time delays and other features are consistent with convection driven by lobe cell merging.last_img read more

Supermarkets’ upbeat Christmas trading figures

first_imgThe latest TNS figures on the UK grocery market cast a positive light on trading over the Christmas period. For the 12 weeks to 27 December 2009, the major multiples achieved higher sales than the comparable figures in 2007. Waitrose, in particular, saw a large sales rise – up 16.5%, while the Co-operative’s were up 13.1%, Morrisons rose 10.3% and Sainsbury’s sales increased 6.9%.According to TNS, Waitrose’ sales hike was the highest recorded growth for the supermarket in both market share and turnover since August 2005.Edward Garner, communications director at TNS Worldpanel, said that in 2008 the recession put a stop to consumers prioritising the quality of food over its value. “But we are now seeing signs of a return to more traditional Christmas purchasing habits with a growth in Premium ranges, particularly Tesco Finest, over the festive period,” said Garner.last_img read more

Truck Crushes 2 in “Sex Act” Down Waterside

first_imgA town trip mini-truck crashed into two people, who residents said were having “random sex” late Monday night under a market table outside a popular trading center on Waterside in Monrovia.The two, according to eyewitnesses, were in an act of sexual intercourse when a truck that reportedly suffered brake failure lost control and ran into them, killing the two “lovers” on the spot.Wailing residents began murmuring after they noticed that a condom, which the male partner had used during the incident, could be seen on him as he lay dead.“The man and this hopo-jo (sex worker) were hooked up in casual intercourse after becoming acquainted prior to the incident,” some of the residents, who were at the scene following the incident, told the Daily Observer.Officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP), who arrived on the scene to control a teeming crowd of onlookers, removed the lifeless bodies and took them to a local mortuary.While the bodies of the two were being removed, a number of  onlookers  were heard saying, “God is tired with those [sex workers], so He let one of them to die in such form and manner.”“The man was so stupid to let himself die like this, only so he could enjoy a woman through the use of a condom. Why he did not move from over the woman and run when the car was breaking other market tables before reaching to them?” some of the onlookers wondered, many of whom were women.As the crowd grew larger up to mid-day Tuesday, nobody could establish the next of kin of the deceased. Police said shortly after plunging into the market tables, the driver reportedly escaped in order to “apparently avoid mob attack.”Police quickly cordoned off the area to allow marketeers to go about their normal businesses. The incident, eyewitnesses said, occurred at night; however, the mini truck had earlier broken down and parked for repairs.The driver is believed to have returned to the car late in the night in order to drive it to the garage. Apparently due to brake failure of the vehicle, the driver reportedly lost control of the truck, drove from up the hill, and ran into the two people, who were believed to be in an act of sexual intercourse at the time.What has left residents shocked about the incident, according to eyewitnesses, was that the woman and her partner reportedly did not try to escape from the on-coming vehicle, though the truck is believed to have taken about 15 minutes before crashing into them.“The car did not just reach them right away. It was hitting and damaging market tables, which made a lot of noise; yet they chose to stay where they were. It’s sad. But this is their usual habit. Whenever we leave, they come here to have sex and leave their bad luck on our table,” another by-stander said.A source has denied any indication of foul play on the side of the driver, but police are said to be investigating all possibilities following the crash that took place around midnight on Monday.Other eyewitnesses said people ran away screaming from the city square after the crash, but police quickly cordoned off the area after ambulances rushed to the scene.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chandpur to uphold their amazing track record of awards with “A Passion to Inspire”

first_imgThis is the 8th year of the ‘Taste of Donegal’ Food Festival and Chandpur have been an exhibitor for the last 7 years. The Chandpur Food Stall is very well known, attracting customers from far and wide every year.Their customers seek them out and are usually able to find them by following the aroma of their delicious curries on offer! Champion boxer Jason Quigley with RanaThey do a fabulous banquet of two starters, three main courses and rice plus their famous cobra beer to wash it down all at great value prices. People can have a selection of everything from a curry of their choice, a starter box, or just a beer.The main event for Chandpur in the festival is the Chef’s Competition “A Passion to Inspire”.Judges Peter, Mary, Antony and Bob with RanaThe judges come to the restaurant to judge the chef and in Chandpur’s case – they come in the evening when the restaurant is busy!Whilst the most important aspect is the food, the judges mark the chef on everything single thing from the menu, to the table design, how the chef explains the dishes to the judges and so on. Rana, a multi-award winning Chandpur chefs, always treats the judges as his customers and cooks for them the same way he cooks for the customers.The rules and guidelines are that competitors will be judged on working methods, culinary skills, balance and quality of flavours and textures, hygiene, timing, portion size, presentation and the best use of Irish produce.Rana with his awardsRana first entered the competition in 2010 and won a silver medal.He then proceeded to win a Gold medal in 2011, 2012, 2013.In 2014 he won his Gold Medal plus he was runner up as Overall Champion Chef. In 2015 he won a Gold Medal and was crowned Overall Champion Chef, a huge honour, considering the calibre of the chefs who enter this prestigious competition.Rana and Susan with Rana’s awards for Overall Champion Chef and Gold Medal Winner 2015This year 2016 Chandpur are selecting the wonderful Chef Shah Sultan to cook up a storm and represent them in the competition. They are confident that Shah has got what it takes to rise to the challenge.Chef Shah Sultan ShohelThis prestigious Passion to Inspire Competition is now in its 8th year and is going from strength to strength.Last year this event was won by Rana Miah from Chandpur, which has just received a hat-trick of 5 Star Certificates of Excellence! This challenge is an opportunity for chefs to demonstrate their culinary skills. There are no age restrictions. 45 mins is allowed to prepare, cook and present two different dishes, a starter and a main course, each for two covers, showcasing the best of Irish produce. One course must include fish and/or shellfish. Menu to competitor’s choice. Realistic amount of mise-en-scene allowed.This year’s judgesThis competition will be judged by Peter Griffiths MBE President of the ,British Culinary Federation, Bob Mc Donald Master Chefs of great Britain, Anthony Armstrong World Association of Chefs Society and Gerard M. Molloy American Culinary Federation who will travel to the chef’s own kitchen.Chandpur to uphold their amazing track record of awards with “A Passion to Inspire” was last modified: August 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:chandpurdonegal food festivalDonegal TownTaste of Donegallast_img read more


first_imgFianna Fáil has accused the Government of discouraging participation in State apprenticeship schemes by hitting participants with €540 in student fees.Charlie McConalogue TDThe new student ‘contribution’ for FÁS apprentices, which was introduced in Budget 2014, kicked in this week.Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has described it as “an extremely short-sighted and anti-jobs measure” that will discourage job seekers from up-skilling. “This is another anti-jobs measure that slipped under the radar when Budget 2014 was announced in October. From the beginning of this month, job seekers who chose to up-skill and train under a State apprenticeship scheme will now be hit with hefty student fees,” explained Deputy McConalogue.“The bottom line is that many of job-seekers who take this leap simply cannot afford to hand over an estimated €540 in third level fees for the 10 week period that they attend classes at one of the Institutes of Technology.“These fees are on top of the other costs associated with attending college and committing to a multi-annual apprenticeship programme” he said.He added there is no doubt that the additional cost will prevent many job seekers from entering these highly valuable apprenticeship programmes. “Until now the State has covered their student contribution fees in order to encourage job seekers to up-skill, gain valuable training and experience, and get back to work.“It makes no sense to penalise people who commit to such extensive training programmes that result in real jobs. The very last thing we want to do is make it more expensive for job seekers to leave the Live Register and get the skills they need to get back to work. It’s an extremely short-sighted measure that must be reconsidered.” ANTI-JOBS MEASURE SEE FAS APPRENTICES HIT WITH STUDENT FEES – McCONALOGUE was last modified: January 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy charlie mcconalogueFÁSlast_img read more

Warriors 132, Pacers 100: Warriors conclude five-game trip with dominance

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!INDIANAPOLIS – Stephen Curry hoisted a shot from 33 feet and already knew it was going in before it did. Klay Thompson threw down a hammer dunk, causing Curry to fall out of his seat on the bench. Kevin Durant also made turnaround jumpers effortlessly, while DeMarcus Cousins dominated inside.These varying snapshots all illustrated why the Warriors remained …last_img read more

Asked about contemporary baseball, Will Clark stops just short of telling kids to get off the grass

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing these videos on a mobile device.Terrific news from Will’s World, where Will Clark still knows what to do with a big, fat pitch.He got a peach at the outset of his appearance Tuesday on KNBR’s Tolbert & Lund show. The subject of Major League Baseball’s rules changes, both implemented and proposed, was raised. The Thrill almost came out of his shoes.“I’m not a huge rules-change guy,” said the 15-year veteran, who retired with a .303 career average. …last_img read more

Limpopo generates 62 400 new jobs

first_imgThousands of teachers have recently been appointed in Limpopo. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Phuti Mosomane Spokesperson for the Premier Limpopo Provincial Government +27 15 287 6083 +27 82 729 2783 RELATED ARTICLES • Roadwork to create 400 000 jobs • Limpopo’s new standards of success • Zuma: 2011 the year of job creation • South Africa to create 5-million new jobsBongani NkosiThe Limpopo Provincial Government recently announced that it created 62 400 jobs over the first quarter of the current financial year – a move made in response to the New Growth Path (NGP).The province made a commitment earlier in 2011 to create over 166 100 jobs within its spheres of government. It has described its efforts so far as an achievement.“Job creation is one of the key priorities that we have set for ourselves as government,” the province’s Premier Cassel Mathale said.“We are working full throttle to translate our commitment to make 2011 a year of job creation through meaningful economic transformation and inclusive growth into reality,” he added.Through the NGP, South Africa has the challenge to create no less than 5-million jobs and slash the unemployment rate by 10% over the next 10 years. The government has vowed to do its best to achieve the targets, and has called on the private sector to help.The jobs in Limpopo were created in various government departments. With 19 978 jobs, the Department of Roads and Transport led the drive. It was followed by Department of Education with 17 890 vacancies filled.Positions for nurses and doctors were filled across the province, with the Department of Health generating 8 860 jobs.Up to 2 566 vacancies were filled in the Social Development Department, while the public agriculture sector produced 1 536 jobs.The Department of Public Works created 581 jobs, while 939 people found employment in the Local Government and Housing Department.Fifteen jobs were filled in the province’s Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, and two in Safety, Security and Liaison.Mathale’s office created 143 new jobs.“Our government is committed to fight against poverty and unemployment in a quest to improve the livelihoods of the people of our province,” he said.The Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) has resulted in 17 800 new jobs in different sectors across the province.Figures indicate gainsAnnouncing new employment figures within departments helps the government prove it’s making progress in the campaign to produce jobs.A clear indication of gains made would only surface once departments in all spheres of government, ranging from local to provincial and national, make their figures public.News of Limpopo’s progress came a day after Statistics South Africa announced that the national unemployment rate jumped to 25.7% in the second quarter of 2011. It stood at 25% in the first quarter, so that means thousands of formal-sector jobs have been lost since the start of the year.According to Statistics South Africa, the number of unemployed people rose by 174 000 to 4 538-million people between April and June. The organisation said major job losses were recorded in the provinces of Gauteng, North West and the Eastern Cape, with a combined total of 81 000.Gains were experienced in KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape with 71 000 and 21 000 new jobs respectively.Most jobs were lost in manufacturing and mining – the sectors which suffered the most during the global recession.last_img read more

How to Create Your Own Adversity

first_imgSome people think of adversity as something negative. They believe trying events or circumstances are something to be avoided as if that were even possible. Mistakenly, they believe that adversity is all bad, that it’s not good to have to struggle. Nothing could be further from the truth; adversity is what shapes you.Real adversity would be the lack of adversity. If nothing causes you to dig deep, to discover how powerful you are, and to overcome difficult circumstances, you never realize what kind of stuff you are really made of. If you are never required to exercise your intestinal fortitude, your courage, your willingness to trudge forward against unimaginable resistance, you don’t develop into the best version of yourself, the you that you are capable of becoming.Create AdversityWhen you don’t have enough adversity, you have to create it for yourself, lest you weaken, wither, and wilt away to something less than who you really are. You have to challenge yourself, stretch yourself, and take risks.If what you are doing right now is not allowing you to do the purposeful, meaningful work you were put here to do, then you have to create the adversity that comes with actually changing your life in ways that allow you to do what you put here to do. For most of us, this idea itself, and what it means for us, creates adversity.Are you comfortable where you are now? Are you happy? If this you are, you need new goals,new initiatives, and projects to go with them. If you aren’t petrified by what you write down as your goals, you are not manufacturing real adversity. If you believe you can easily accomplish your goals, you aren’t playing full out.Growth, development, and progress are vital human needs. We need something to push back against. If you aren’t challenged, you have to challenge yourself. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now What kind of adversity do you need right now?What is going to stretch you beyond your present capabilities?What is going to force you to grow?last_img read more

Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe diagnosed with cancer of immune system

first_imgOne of the most elegant batsmen of his era, Martin Crowe now has the toughest battle on his hands after the former New Zealand captain was diagnosed with lymphoma, an invasive cancer of the immune system.The 50-year-old Kiwi received the news only recently, his manager Louise Henderson said, adding Crowe and his family had requested privacy in dealing with the news.”The family has a number of issues to confront over the next couple of weeks. The diagnosis is very new, the family is still in shock and obviously dealing with the understanding that life as they know it for the unforeseeable future is different.”Crowe, famous for his cover-drive and flicks off his pads, gave immense joy to cricket lovers in 77 Tests and 143 One-Day Internationals between 1982 and 1995.He, along with legendary all-rounder Richard Hadlee, presided over a successful period for New Zealand cricket in the 1980s. As captain, his great achievement guided his team to the semi-finals of the 1992 World Cup, which New Zealand co-hosted with Australia. The Kiwis won seven of their eight roundrobin matches, before bowing to eventual champions Pakistan in the last four.During his pomp, Crowe had been admired for having a great deal of time to play the fastest bowlers in the world. Former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram was candid enough to admit that Crowe was the best in handling the reverse swing unleashed by him and Waqar Younis.Crowe was named as one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year in 1985, and his 299 against Sri Lanka in 1991 still remains the highest Test score by a New Zealand player. He also had a stint with English county Somerset between 1984 and 1988.He could have played much more at the highest level, but his body did not always cooperate. His broken shin, back trouble, torn hamstrings and serious knee injuries did not allow him to get on the park as much as he would have liked.Crowe, whose brother Jeff also played Test cricket for New Zealand, did not have an auspicious start to his Test career. He even wondered whether he had what it took to succeed at the highest level. It only shows his mental strength that he went on to achieve what he did. After retirement, he has been an outspoken voice in the media, and was even involved with Indian Premier League side Royal Challengers Bangalore for a while.advertisementlast_img read more