John Laing Infrastructure Fund IPO raises £270m

first_img Share INFRASTRUCTURE group John Laing has hit its target of raising £270m from the London listing of a fund today.The John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) will use the proceeds to acquire a seed portfolio of 19 investments from the John Laing Group, which is owned by asset manager Henderson Group.The seed portfolio, which includes projects in a variety of sectors including health, schools, roads, defence and emergency services in Britain, Canada and Finland, will be independently valued at around £260m, the firm said.John Laing subscribed to 23.1 per cent of the 270 million shares issued in the listing, having said it would acquire between 20 and 24.9 per cent.Shares in the company, which were offered at a fixed price of 100p per share and were sold to both retail and institutional investors, are expected to begin unconditional trading on Nov. 29.The company, which is the second infrastructure fund to list in London this year following GCP Infrastructure Investments Ltd, said it was initially targeting an annual yield of 6 percent per share. whatsapp whatsapp John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem Wednesday 24 November 2010 11:16 amcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof John Laing Infrastructure Fund IPO raises £270m last_img read more

Study: NJ online gambling created 1,851 jobs last year

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 11th December 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Study: NJ online gambling created 1,851 jobs last year Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter New Jersey’s online gambling industry created 1,851 jobs in the state and brought in $52.3m in taxes in 2018, according to a new report from iDEA Growth, the iDevelopment and Economic Association.Between 2013, when online casino launched in New Jersey, and 2018, the igambling industry brought in $259.3 million in tax and created 6,552 jobs, worth $401.0m in wages, iDEA’s figures suggestThe report also said that regulated online gambling in New Jersey has been a great success for consumer protection by bringing a previously offshore industry onshore from a gray market into a structured environment.“The results of this report demonstrate the economic, regulatory and consumer safeguard wins that mobile gaming and betting offers a state,” Jeff Ifrah, founder of iDEA Growth, said. “80% of sports betting wagers are already placed on mobile devices or online. When bets are done legally and in the proper regulatory framework, everyone wins.Read more on iGB North America. New Jersey’s online gambling industry created 1,851 jobs in the state and brought in $52.3m in taxes in 2018, according to a new report from iDEA Growth, the iDevelopment and Economic Association. Regions: US New Jersey Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

FDH Bank Plc ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgFDH Bank Plc ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about FDH Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FDH Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FDH Bank Plc (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Discount House is a wholly owned subsidiary of FDH Financial Holdings Limited and was licensed as a discount house by the Reserve Bank of Malawi on 20 July 2001. First Discount House is currently the only Discount House in Malawi. Operational since April 2002, the company has grown into one of the strongest and most reliable Financial Services Houses in the country. First Discount House boasts of seasoned financial services experts, continually re-inventing itself to make sure it continues to cater for the ever-changing needs of its clients. First Discount House is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 3

first_imgThursday Mar 4, 2010 Super 14 Pick of the Week – Round 3 The third round of the Super 14 served up another helping of highly entertaining rugby as great tries were scored from Perth to Pretoria. We’ve got a few of the best here today, with our Pick of the Week for Round 3.The Bulls confirmed their superiority at home as they came back from being 16 points down to beat the Waratahs 48-38 in a thrilling match at Loftus. Young scrumhalf Francois Hougaard, who now plays on the wing, scored two tries while Morne Steyn contributed 18 points with the boot, a safe bet for anyones Fantasy Rugby side.The Chiefs are another side on the eyeing out the top of the table, as they’ve been unbeaten so far, with their first home game coming up. They play the Reds, who are becoming the surprise package of the tournament, showing real form at times.They lost to the Blues last weekend though, who sealed the deal with a late Rudi Wulf try, winning 27-18 in the end. They face the Crusaders in Round 4, who brushed aside a disjointed Sharks team with a 35-6 win over them in Christchurch.The Hurricanes match against the Lions showed us that the travelling men from Johannesburg have a lot of heart, but simply don’t have the firepower to execute at the moment. It was an unhappy return to New Zealand for Carlos Spencer, who’s side went down 33-18.Our man Todd Clever scored a nice try and put in another good performance, but it was Hurricanes hooker Andrew Hore who scored a classic solo effort, running half the field and throwing a dummy for good measure.The Highlanders won for the first time on the road in two years as they beat the Cheetahs 31-24 in Bloemfontein. They now travel to Cape Town to take on the Stormers, who went down 19-17 to the Brumbies after a dramatic intercept from captain George Smith late in the game.Round four kicks off soon, so do what you can to catch all the action live. If you don’t manage Rugbydump will be here for you next week, once again, with our Pick of the Week. :: Related Posts :: Super 14 Pick of the Week – Rounds 1 & 2 Time: 05:27 Music: Wake Up by Rage Against the MachineADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Is Donald Trump a friend of peace?

first_imgPhoto from a leaflet for an Oct. 29, 2012, protest for the Central Park Five.Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution. To ensure that we will definitely achieve success in our revolution and will not lead the masses astray, we must pay attention to uniting with our real friends in order to attack our real enemies. ~ Mao ZedongI first arrived in New York in the spring of 1990, an enthusiastic young white worker from the Midwest, eager to become a revolutionary. I quickly learned that one of the most difficult struggles being waged in the city, one that required a lot of determination and courage, was defense of the Central Park Five.This group of Black and Brown teenagers, not much younger than me, had been framed up just a year before. The New York Police Department forced them to confess to the brutal rape of a white woman. These youths and their communities were demonized by the media and politicians, both conservative and liberal.Leading the charge against them was Donald Trump, a wealthy casino owner and real-estate developer. Trump took out full-page ads in all four of the city’s leading newspapers calling for reinstatement of the death penalty to be used against the Five. He never missed an opportunity to harangue them in the media.His exploitation of the Central Party Five case helped make Donald Trump a national celebrity.Despite the community’s determined organizing, led by Pan African revolutionary Elombe Brath, despite our ongoing protests and exposure of the criminal conduct of the police, prosecution and media, the Five were convicted and sentenced to long prison terms.Eventually the true perpetrator of the rape confessed, and after another long battle, the Five were finally freed.But the impact of the case was long lasting, and hardly accidental. The campaign waged against them was an essential stepping stone in New York ruling class’s efforts to “redevelop” large swaths of the city. This so-called “redevelopment” forced mostly Black and Brown working-class and poor communities out of the city while escalating police power. It turned much of Manhattan — and later Brooklyn and now parts of Queens and the Bronx — into a kind of gated community for the well-to-do.The tactic that began in New York spread across the country, and eventually to Europe as well.Trump led the charge against the Central Park Five, not only because he is a racist bigot of the worst sort — which he most certainly is — but because he knew it would be profitable for his real-estate interests.Two (class) war criminalsThose of us who have been fighting Trump for years, even decades, understand that he is a war criminal of the first order — in the domestic class war — just as Hillary Clinton is guilty of war crimes abroad.The 2016 presidential election is frequently characterized as unprecedented and down-right bizarre. So imagine how it looks to people living outside the United States, especially in countries like Russia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, the Donbass republics. These and and many other countries have been demonized, subjected to sanctions, Western-sponsored terror and drone bombings or even open warfare.It may come as a surprise to many activists in the U.S., who in recent years have been involved in the Black Lives Matter struggle, the fight to defend refugees and immigrants, and the battle to raise the minimum wage, that many people abroad, including some opponents of U.S. imperial power, could view Donald Trump as the “lesser evil.”But right now, millions around the world are afraid of the consequences of growing U.S. aggression directed at Russia, which includes the possibility of open warfare or even a nuclear exchange. The conflict has escalated over Washington’s plans for regime change in Syria, its support for the far-right junta in Ukraine and the further expansion of NATO militarism to Russia’s Western border.Before this election campaign, Trump never once spoke out against U.S. economic and military aggression anywhere in the world. He supported the scapegoating of Muslims and others after the 9/11 attacks in New York, which laid the basis for the invasion of Iraq and the entire “war on terror.”But Trump is a canny enough politician to know that U.S. interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, because they are costly and go on endlessly, are unpopular.He is also highly selective in his “anti-war” declarations. While cultivating a reputation for seeking cooperation with Russia, he has threatened war against China, Syria, Palestine and Mexico, to name just a few.To put it bluntly, there is a sector of U.S. white supremacists that supports isolationism and friendship with Russia because they view it as a “white man’s nation.” This is the basis of Trump’s appeals on the issue.But Trump is running for office to represent the U.S. imperialist ruling class, which has devoted decades of effort to breaking up and taking over the Russian Federation. There is no sign this class is reversing itself regarding Russia.Whatever Trump’s personal program as president, he would be constrained to serve the interests of this class and restricted by all sorts of pressure from the Pentagon’s officer corps, just as Obama has been.Class-conscious glassesCan anyone believe that Trump — an oligarch claiming to be a populist enemy of the elite, a stirrer-up of racism and national chauvinism, is a friend of peace? Who could fall for such a thing?Sadly, it seems, some do. Just as others can fall for Clinton posing as the last defense of the rights of women, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and African American people. Clinton was part of the campaign to criminalize and scapegoat society’s most oppressed and downtrodden, labeling them “predators.”Those who fall for Trump or Clinton succumb for the same reason — fear.Many workers and progressives in the U.S. feel compelled to support Hillary Clinton despite their better judgement. Some even fall into the trap of desperately trying to justify her behavior out of fear of Trump’s fascist-tinged campaign.In the U.S., we on the left are more accustomed to this kind of labeling of the Democratic Party as the “lesser evil.”But this year, there are many workers and progressives abroad (and to a lesser extent in the U.S. as well) who seem driven by the same kind of desperation to support Trump. They excuse his misogyny and racism. They embrace conspiracy theories, for example, that the women coming forward against Trump’s sexual abuse are “creations” of Clinton and her supporters meant to help steal the election from him.It’s a tough thicket to cut through. There’s only one way to navigate it: with class consciousness. As Workers World Party’s campaign manager Teresa Gutierrez wrote recently, we have to “put on our class-conscious glasses.”Divide and conquer is always the strategy of the U.S. ruling class. In this case, it is to divide the international struggles against war from the domestic struggle against racism and national oppression.The danger is that, at a critical moment, those who struggle against U.S. imperialism — those who should be natural allies — will be posed against one another as enemies. And only imperialism can benefit from that.We must remind the workers and progressive forces at home and abroad that the only guarantee against catastrophic war is building a militant, united fightback against capitalism–starting right in the U.S.We must patiently and firmly warn the international anti-war and anti-imperialist movement against the trap Trump has laid for them, just as we warn people here against the trap Clinton has set for the struggles against racism, sexism and anti-LGBTQ oppression at home.Those who truly want peace, who want to see U.S. aggression defeated, need to make common cause with the struggles for justice being waged inside the U.S.We must be brave enough to swim against the tide of lesser-evilism, whatever form it takes, and have the courage to tell the truth to the workers of the world, even at the risk of temporary isolation.This is an urgent task of anti-imperialists and anti-war activists or anti-fascists and all revolutionaries in the U.S. at this moment.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Buice hosts Kindness Olympics

first_imgShefchik said along with the kind messages taped to students’ backs and the circle of kindness Wednesday, activities in the gym included the web of kindness, kindness bookmarks that were hidden in library books and spoonful of kindness and kindness charades.Spoonful of Kindness involved students putting a spoon in their mouths with a conversation candy heart on it, then without using their hands, walking a short distance across the gym floor, dropping it into a bucket, tag their teammate and continuing the game.The web of kindness was where students tossed a skein of yarn to each other and created a spider web. But they had to say something kind before they tossed it. The result looked like a giant spider web.Shefchik said she hopes this will be the first annual Kindness Olympics.“They don’t get medals. They get the enjoyment and experience of practicing some kindness,” Shefchik said.She added that this is part of character education. Shefchik said students need to be reminded that it’s their job to be here for each other, to lift each other up and not bring each other down. She hopes that having a memorable activity will remind the students throughout the day and throughout the year to be kind to each other because life’s too short to bring someone else down and hurt them.“At the elementary age, we’re trying to build that character before they get to the middle school and high school ages when severe bullying and stuff like that starts,” Shefchik said. “That’s my goal here at the elementary level is to build that character early.”Second-graders Autumn Warren and Ben Bray, who are 8, and Juli McMaryion, who is 7, said the Olympics were a good idea.“I think it’s kind of sweet,” Warren said.“I think it’s supposed to tell others that you should be kind to pay it forward. We’re paying it forward by giving each other roses,” Bray said.McMaryion added that they were going to have a party later with snacks and toys that would be passed out to everyone.More Information Facebook 1 of 5 By admin – February 15, 2018 Against the backdrop of the Winter Olympics, Random Acts of Kindness Week and Valentine’s Day, Buice Elementary School counselor Christie Shefchik formed the idea of having the Kindness Olympics.All 650 of the campus’s kindergarten through fifth-grade students went through six stations that ranged from writing kind messages on a hand-shaped piece of paper and taping it to someone’s back to the circle of kindness, a game of musical chairs where when you are out, you are complimented.The idea, said Shefchik, was to spread kindness and teach the students how to be kind to each other.“This is basically their extended family, their home away from home,” Shefchik said. “We want to lift each other up and not bring each other down.” Twitter Second graders 7-year-old Grace Helzer and 8-year-old Desiree Baiza make book marks that will be left in random books throughout the library. Buice Elementary School held a Kindness Olympics on Wednesday with events designed to foster kindness among their students. Second grader 7-year-old Boston Gage drops a heart-shaped candy into a bucket at the Spoon Full of Kindness Station. Buice Elementary School held a Kindness Olympics on Wednesday with events designed to foster kindness among their students. Twitter Home Local News Education Buice hosts Kindness Olympics Facebook Local NewsEducation Buice hosts Kindness Olympics Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Dr. Lee Buice Elementary School.Random Acts of Kindness. WhatsApp Registration set for engineering camp Noel earns award Previous articleCHAREN: The anti-Porter conspiracyNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 15 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OCA top 2 were ESL students Fourth graders 10-year-old Jayden Press catches a ball of yarn tossed by 9-year-old Rylee House in the Web of Kindness station. Buice Elementary School held a Kindness Olympics with events designed to foster kindness among their students, Wednesday. Pinterest Event organizer and school counselor Christie Shefchik explains the events to a group of second graders. Buice Elementary School held a Kindness Olympics with events Wednesdaydesigned to foster kindness among their students. Second grader 8-year-old Bryson Burton leaps onto a spot on the Ring of Kindness station. Buice Elementary School held a Kindness Olympics on Wednesday with events designed to foster kindness among their students. Second grader 8-year-old Bryson Burton leaps onto a spot on the Ring of Kindness station. Buice Elementary School held a Kindness Olympics on Wednesday with events designed to foster kindness among their students. Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

$5 Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale

first_img Pinterest Previous articleFill the Boot fundraising campaign kick offNext articleHEALTH BRIEFS: Week of May 7 admin Local News MCH logo Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp $5 Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Salecenter_img Medical Center HospitalMedical Center Hospital, 500 W. Fourth St., has scheduled a $5 Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the MCH Admitting Lobby.Proceeds benefit the MCH Auxiliary. Twitter Pinterest Facebook By admin – May 7, 2018 Facebooklast_img read more

Global Mass Notification Systems Market (2020 to 2026) – Extensive Demand in the Energy…

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– The “Mass Notification Systems Market by Component (Solutions and Services), Application (Business Continuity and Management), Deployment Mode, Organization Size, Vertical (IT and Telecom, Transportation and Logistics), and Region – Global Forecast to 2026” report has been added to’s offering. The global MNS market size is projected to grow from USD 8.0 billion in 2020 to USD 27.3 billion by 2026, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.5% during the forecast period. MNS solutions offer the ability to designate different groups so companies can reach the right people with the right message quickly. Organizations can create a group for different shifts so if someone tests positive for COVID-19, they can alert people who may have been working the same shift. This helps alert people about potential exposure, without causing panic with those who were not working at the time. This functionality can also extend to creating groups and zones for particular areas. If only one building or floor was exposed, it might only be necessary to alert people who were in the same area. Moreover, being able to reach people via on-premises and mobile devices with health and safety information and new procedures due to the pandemic, helps minimize confusion and disruptions. Therefore, many organizations are utilizing MNS to share critical information with people in a timely manner. As local regulations change, the versatility of mass notifications can expand beyond simple alerting to help notify about events that impact their wellbeing. In this blog post, we’ll outline three practical use cases for mass notification during the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Continuity and Management: The fastest-growing segment of the MNS market, by application. Businesses across the world experience unexpected events that can hamper normal business operations and these events can occur at any given time. Business continuity and management teams of SMEs or large enterprises depend on an efficient MNS solution that is implemented on-premises or in the enterprise cloud to help conduct business operations as usual. MNS solutions help incident response teams within an organization to report to, in case of any potential crisis and communicate and notify employees and higher management with necessary guidelines that need to be followed to address the crisis. Real-time notifications help businesses to continue their business operations until the disruptions are eliminated. Sending alerts with the help of MNS in the initial stage of any business interruption becomes critical for the business to prevent loss of life and business-critical resources. Various internal departments within enterprises such as IT, facility management, HR teams, payroll teams as well as security teams utilize MNS solutions to broadcast messages to the right recipients at the right time, further helping the business and its management to continue its operations. Large Enterprises: The largest growing segment of the MNS market. Large enterprises need complex and highly scalable security systems and services as compared to SMEs. These customers operate across multiple locations in different geographies; hence, they require a solution, which offers elevated integration capabilities and is capable of large-scale seamless integration of security operations. In addition to network infrastructure complexity and requirements, large enterprises are at high risk for breaches and other cyber and physical crimes. The combination of the complexity and high risks requires large systems that are fully integrated and can utilize the best and utmost reliable technology. Large enterprises have started adopting cloud-based MNS and services, owing to the scalability and real-time decision-making capabilities it offers to them. The adoption of an MNS enables enterprises to mitigate and manage risks. These systems help notify personnel beforehand, which helps avoid damages and the related costs as well as increases the overall RoI. APAC: The fastest-growing region in the MNS market. APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, due to the increase in demand for MNS solutions and services. Growing economies in countries such as China, Japan, India, and South Korea provide huge opportunities for the adoption of the MNS solution and services in the APAC region. Meanwhile, North America is projected to hold the largest market size during the forecast period. Market Dynamics DriversRising Demand for Public Safety and Security to Boost the Adoption of MNSIncreasing Implementation of Ip-Based Notification DevicesHigh Adoption of MNS Across Hospitals and Medical Facilities RestraintsInadequate Rules and Regulations Across VerticalsStringent Privacy Regulations Pertaining to Access to Individual Data OpportunitiesExtensive Demand in the Energy and Utilities VerticalGrowing Deployment of Cloud-Based MNS ChallengesAddressing a Rise in the Number of Cyberattacks Through Mass Notification MessagesHardware Infrastructure Prone to Single-Point Failures Companies MentionedAlertfindAlertusAti SystemsBlackberryBlackboardCatalyst TechnologiesCrisisgoDesktop AlertEatonEverbridgeFederal Signal CorporationGoogleHoneywellIBMJohnson ControlsKlaxonMotorola SolutionsOmnigoOmnilertOnsolveRave Mobile SafetyRegroup Mass NotificationSiemensSinglewire SoftwareXmatters For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMMUNICATIONS OTHER COMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Electron scattering by whistler-mode ELF hiss in plasmaspheric plumes

first_imgNonadiabatic loss processes of radiation belt energetic electrons include precipitation loss to the atmosphere due to pitch-angle scattering by various magnetospheric plasma wave modes. Here we consider electron precipitation loss due to pitch-angle scattering by whistler-mode ELF hiss in plasmaspheric plumes. Using wave observations and inferred plasma densities from the Plasma Wave Experiment on the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES), we analyze plume intervals for which well-determined hiss spectral intensities are available. We then select 14 representative plumes for detailed study, comprising 10 duskside plumes and 4 nonduskside plumes, with local hiss amplitudes ranging from maximum values of above 300 pT to minimum values of less than 1 pT. We estimate the electron loss timescale τ loss due to pitch-angle scattering by hiss in each chosen plume as a function of L-shell and electron energy; τ loss is calculated from quasi-linear theory as the inverse of the bounce-averaged diffusion rate evaluated at the equatorial loss cone angle. We find that pitch-angle scattering by hiss in plumes can be efficient for inducing precipitation loss of outer-zone electrons with energies throughout the range 100 keV to 1 MeV, though the magnitude of τ loss can be highly dependent on wave power, L-shell, and electron energy. For 100- to 200-keV electrons, typically τ loss ∼ 1 day while the minimum loss timescale (τ loss ) min ∼ hours. For 500-keV to 1-MeV electrons, typically (τ loss ) min ∼ days, while (τ loss ) min < 1 day in the case of large wave amplitude (∼100's pT). Apart from inducing direct precipitation loss of MeV electrons, scattering by hiss in plumes may reduce the generation of MeV electrons by depleting the lower energy electron seed population. Models of the dynamical variation of the outer-zone electron flux should incorporate electron precipitation loss induced by ELF hiss scattering in plasmaspheric plumes.last_img read more

Taiwan sends frigate to South China Sea after court ruling

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Taiwan backs China by sending frigate to South China Sea following international ruling July 13, 2016 View post tag: South China Sea Taiwan has sent a stealth frigate to patrol the Spratly Islands region in the South China Sea following the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling in the maritime jurisdiction case brought against China by the Philippines.A Kangding-class frigate was sent to the region on July 13 with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen attending the send-off, Taiwan Today reported.The South China Sea ruling made July 12 by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague concluded that China’s territorial claims in the region have no legal grounding.The court made a differentiation between rocks and islands and low-tide elevations declaring that only naturally formed islands qualified for a 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone. This means that most of the rocks and artificially-built islands upon which China’s so-called nine dash line was based on did not give China jurisdiction over the territory.Both China and Taiwan rejected the ruling declaring the tribunal illegal.Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs David Tawei Lee said the ruling was unacceptable to the Republic of China (Taiwan) and was not legally binding on the nation.“This so-called Arbitral Tribunal was born out of the unlawful behavior and illegal claims of the Philippines. Its existence is illegal, and whatever ruling it makes is null and void, with no binding force,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a regular press conference. Taiwan backs China by sending frigate to South China Sea following international ruling Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more