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Global simulation of magnetosonic wave instability in the storm time magnetosphere

first_imgCoupling between the Rice Convection Model and Ring Current-Atmospheric Interactions Model codes is used to simulate the dynamical evolution of ring current ion phase space density and the thermal electron density distribution for the 22 April 2001 storm. The simulation demonstrates that proton ring distributions (df(perpendicular to)/dv(perpendicular to) > 0) develop over a broad spatial region during the storm main phase, leading to the instability of equatorial magnetosonic waves. Calculations of the convective growth rate of magnetosonic waves for multiples of the proton gyrofrequency from 2 to 42 are performed globally. We find that the ratio between the perpendicular ring velocity and the equatorial Alfven speed determines the frequency range of unstable magnetosonic waves. Low harmonic waves (omega 20 Omega(H+)) are excited over a broad spatial region of low density outside the morningside plasmaspherelast_img read more

Fake letting agent who scammed £10k off tenants is tracked down after going on the run

first_imgHome » News » Fake letting agent who scammed £10k off tenants is tracked down after going on the run previous nextRegulation & LawFake letting agent who scammed £10k off tenants is tracked down after going on the runJames Bennett used the SpareRoom listings website to offers rooms to rent in properties he was being evicted from.Nigel Lewis2nd February 201801,699 Views A fraudster who posed as a fake letting agent and pocketed £10,000 in deposits for properties he did not have permission to rent has been arrested after more than a month on the run.As we reported in December last year, James Bennett (pictured, right) was sentenced to six years in jail at the Inner Crown Court during a trial at which he faced 17 counts of fraud.The 32-year-old had listed numerous properties on SpareRoom.com over a 12-month period ending in December 2016, asking potential tenants for deposits for properties he did not own or manage, and pocketing the cash.Many tenants did not find out about the scam until they turned up at the properties to move in, only to discover that they were not available to rent.The listings were for four properties Bennett had lived in within south London and had fraudulently advertised to rent out while he was waiting to be evicted.In total Bennett took 17 deposits each worth £725 from tenants who were often so desperate to find accommodation in the capital that they made easy targets for his scam.Bennett was arrested in November 2016, made a full admission during a police interview, was charged with the offences but later pleaded not guilty at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court (pictured, left) and then went on the run.He was tracked down, re-arrested last week and, after appearing in court, had a month added to his sentence for his failure to attend the original court case.The ease with which fraudsters such as Bennett are able to extract deposits from victims along with the scale of the problem, were highlighted recently in a report that revealed at least £1 million of tenant deposits were stolen or scammed last year.james bennett scams Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court spareroom.com stolen deposits February 2, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Ocean City Bridge Projects to Cause Traffic Disruptions, Officials Warn

first_imgThe tiny 17th Street Bridge will be replaced by a new $2 million span.   By Donald WittkowskiOne bridge is a major gateway into Ocean City. The other is a tiny span serving a local neighborhood.Both bridges will pose their own set of construction challenges and traffic headaches for motorists when they are under construction over the winter, engineers warned Monday during two public hearings on the projects.By far the greatest impact to traffic will be the redecking of the 34th Street Bridge, a vital entryway into the south end of the island used by an average of 20,000 vehicles per day.Reconstruction of the 17th Street Bridge, on the other hand, will be limited to the surrounding neighborhood of about 100 homes, although those motorists will also have to be patient during the work.Cape May County, the owner of both bridges, will give the 34th Street Bridge a much-needed overhaul while the 17th Street span is being replaced altogether.Dale Foster, the county engineer, told local residents during the public hearings at the Ocean City Free Public Library that construction on both projects is scheduled to begin by Columbus Day in October and continue until Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the busy summer tourism season.Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster, left, and Brian McFadden, design engineer with Greenman-Pedersen Inc., discuss details of the 34th Street Bridge project.Construction will be choreographed to keep both spans open at all times during the work. However, there will be alternating, single lanes of traffic for both projects, which will cause delays and backups, officials said.Brian McFadden, a design engineer for Greenman-Pedersen Inc., a Lebanon, N.J., company overseeing the 34th Street Bridge project, warned of “tough” commutes during the lane restrictions.“There will be some pretty long queue lines,” McFadden said.The estimated $8 million redecking of the 34th Street Bridge will be done in stages over the next two winters, with the project wrapping up in June 2018. To minimize traffic disruptions, the lane restrictions will be lifted during the busy summer months.However, Foster noted that bridge traffic generally continues to be heavy even during the off-season, so the impacts will still be felt over the winter months. He said the bridge handles about 16,000 or 17,000 vehicles per day in the fall, winter and spring, compared to about 20,000 over the summer.The 34th Street Bridge, built in 1964, is the most heavily traveled span owned by Cape May County. It is the second busiest entryway into Ocean City, behind the state-owned Route 52 Causeway-Ninth Street Bridge, Foster said.After hearing of the traffic disruptions that motorists face ahead, local resident Sam Holt joked that the only way to avoid them would be to “buy an airplane.”Holt, whose home on Waterview Boulevard is about two blocks from the bridge, said he is willing to deal with the traffic interruptions as long as the span is fixed in the end.“I don’t have a lot of concerns because the bridge needs to be rebuilt,” he said. “The inconveniences don’t bother me because the work really has to be done.”Construction crews will refurbish the bridge’s pockmarked and pitted concrete deck.  Foster explained that corrosion caused by the seashore’s salt air as well as rock salt placed on the roadway during snowstorms have taken a toll.“It is way overdue for a deck rehabilitation program,” he said.Foster fears that any significant delays with the bridge’s rehabilitation could result in holes breaking through the entire deck surface.“If we wait much longer, I’m afraid we’ll have some deck failures,” he said.Meanwhile, the 17th Street Bridge promises to create its own problems during its reconstruction. Although traffic will be maintained during the entire project, it will be restricted to only one lane.Foster estimates the span is used by about 1,000 vehicles per day during the peak summer season.Warren Reiner, a resident of West 17th Street for 65 years, said the surrounding neighborhood includes 114 homes.Jon Moren, a designer with French & Parrello Associates, talks about the proposed replacement of the 17th Street Bridge.Reiner called the existing 30-year-old bridge “a monster.” He is thrilled that it will be replaced by what is described as a more attractive design that is compatible with the community.“It’s ugly,” Reiner said. “The appearance is so much in conflict with the neighborhood.”Jon Moren, the bridge designer with French & Parrello Associates of Wall, N.J., explained that construction crews will use a less intrusive form of pile driving to avoid vibrations and damage to homes during the project.“It’s really great because there’s no vibration at all,” he said.Surveys will be done of nearby homes before construction begins and after the project is completed to double-check for any possible damage caused by the project. It would be the contractor’s responsibility to fix the damage, Moren said.The existing 17th Street span, made of aluminum and known for its large hump in the middle that limits traffic visibility, must be replaced because of serious rusting, Foster said.Cape May County expects to award the construction contracts for both bridge projects in August or September.The audience listens to plans for the 34th Street Bridge’s redecking during a public hearing.Foster said an ongoing dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and the New Jersey Legislature over the state’s Transportation Trust Fund could delay the projects if the stalemate is not settled before early fall.Christie has ordered a shutdown of state-funded road and bridge projects until the deadlock is resolved and a new plan is agreed on to replenish the cash-strapped Transportation Trust Fund.The 34th Street and 17th Street bridge projects would each receive $1 million from the Transportation Trust Fund.  Foster expressed hope that both sides will “get their act together” to renew the trust fund so that the Ocean City bridge projects can be built on schedule.last_img read more

Pret plans for expansion

first_imgPret A Manger revealed plans to open another 44 stores this year, after new shop openings in 2011 helped boost its profits by 14%.In its annual results, the sandwich chain announced profits were just over £52m, with sales up 15%, last year, to £377.3m.The move to open new stores would create around 550 jobs. However, the firm said 20 of the planned new stores would be overseas.Talking on BBC Breakfast this morning (3 April), Clive Schlee, chief executive, said growth over the past year was down in part to new store openings.The firm opened two stores in Paris, under the Pret name, earlier this year, which have been performing well, and the chain also plans to open a shop in a fourth US city – Boston.He added that the proposed hot food tax would not affect Pret, as it already pays VAT on its soups and toasted sandwiches etc.last_img read more

Watch: bakers explore potential in farm shops and delis

first_imgBritish Baker visited the Farm Shop & Deli show in the NEC and asked the question: why supply a farm shop or deli?The show saw 400 speciality food suppliers promote their products to potential stockists and, among them, were a hoard of bakers keen to extend their reach.Lee Smith was on the Farm Shop & Deli Live stage, helping businesses grow their bakery ranges within farm shops and delis. He said: “Having a bakery offering in a deli or farm shop is a good way to get people through the door.”Also on the stage was leading food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye, who spoke about global trends and where the future of food will take us.She will also be the keynote speaker at the New Frontiers in Food and Drink conference, which will take place in June.Watch the bakery highlights below and see why bakers find farm shops and delis to be an ideal market for their products.last_img read more

Live Nation Cancels NYC Hip Hop Performances After Irving Plaza Shooting

first_imgRenowned venue Irving Plaza was the site of an unfortunate tragedy last week, as one fan at a T.I. concert was killed after a shooting inside the venue. Owned and operated by Live Nation, the corporate ticket promoter has cancelled a number of shows at both Irving and their Gramercy Theatre in response to the shooting.Irving Plaza was scheduled to host Joey Bada$$ tonight, but that show has been cancelled. Additional performances at Irving, including Mac Miller on Friday and Vince Staples on Saturday, were also cancelled. Furthermore, Live Nation cancelled Appetite for Destruction’s Friday night show, Black Pistol Fire’s Saturday night show, and YG’s Monday night show at Gramercy Theatre.While safety at concerts is of course an important concern, it’s just as troubling to think that one incident could set off a chain reaction that thwarts live music in New York City. Hopefully these measures are temporary while new security checkpoints are implemented, but it’s interesting to look at the shows that were cancelled. Four of them, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, Vince Staples, and YG, are hip hop artists, and the other two, Appetite for Destruction and Black Pistol Fire, have band names that are directly linked to guns (Appetite is a Guns N’ Roses cover band). Does this mean that the perceived threat of violence has outweighed the right for live music?It’s an interesting debate, certainly, but for now, these shows will not be happening.[H/T The Gothamist]last_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Joe Pintauro’s Snow Orchid Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 28, 2015 Snow Orchid View Comments Opening night is scheduled for February 8. Tickets are now available to see Joe Pintauro’s Snow Orchid off-Broadway. Directed by Valentina Fratti, the show will star Robert Cuccioli, Angelina Fiordellisi, Stephen Plunkett, David McElwee and Timothy Hassler. is set to play a limited engagement February 3 through February 28 at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row. Set in 1964 Brooklyn, Snow Orchid follows Rocco Lazarra (Cuccioli) as he returns home a year after a mental breakdown. His wife Filumena (Fiordellisi) has not left the house since he left, and their two sons—Sebbie (Plunkett), a car mechanic and Blaise (McElwee), a college dropout—urge her to get out of the house, but with no success. Sebbie longs to escape his complicated relationship with his mother, who knows he is gay but denies it, while his younger brother Blaise tries to earn the motherly love Filumena has never shown him. Hassler plays Doogan, Sebbie’s boyfriend.last_img read more

Post-pandemic energy investments could give green hydrogen a big boost

first_imgPost-pandemic energy investments could give green hydrogen a big boost FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Now, as major economies prepare green investments to kickstart growth, advocates spy a golden chance to drag the niche energy into the mainstream of a post-pandemic world.Green hydrogen was pushed to the fore last week when Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, said the technology was “ready for the big time” and urged governments to channel investments into the fuel.Some countries, including the Netherlands, Australia and Portugal, have already begun investing in the technology. Now investors, politicians and businesses are pushing the European Union and others to use its post-crisis recovery plan to support hydrogen in areas like trucking and heavy industry.The promise of hydrogen as a fuel to help power vehicles and energy plants has been a talking point since the 1970s, but it is currently too expensive for widespread use. Proponents say infrastructure investment and more demand from transport, gas grids and industry will bring the cost down.Most hydrogen used today is extracted from natural gas in a process that produces carbon emissions, which defeats the object for many policymakers. But there is potential to extract “green” hydrogen from water with electrolysis, an energy-intensive but carbon-free process if powered by renewable electricity.EU officials, one of whom described green hydrogen as the “holy grail,” said it could replace fossil fuels in sectors that lack alternatives to align operations with the EU’s Green Deal plan to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050.[Nina Chestney, Kate Abnett, Sonali Paul, Aaron Sheldrick]More: Green hydrogen’s time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic worldlast_img read more

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Quick Hits: Outdoor News

first_imgGovernment Shutdown Costly for National ParksWashington, D.C.Last fall’s government shutdown took its toll on the National Park system. Numbers revealed by the Obama administration in March totaled $414 million lost by parks and surrounding communities due to closures. According to a report by the AP, eight million fewer people visited parks due to the 16-day shutdown, and five states, including California and Arizona, lost more than $20 million. Six states—Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New York, South Dakota, and Tennessee—decided to reopen parks using state funds, and according to the report, a Congressional bill is pending to reimburse those states.Finishing the Allegheny TrailPaint Bank, Va.After 40 years of hard work from dedicated volunteers, the lengthy Allegheny Trail may soon be completed. According to a story in the West Virginia Gazette, a local hiking group started blazing the final 30 miles of the 330-mile trail back in March. The West Virginia Scenic Trails Association was formed back in 1974 to construct the yellow-blazed trail, which starts on the Mason-Dixon Line at the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border near Bruceton Mills and leads hikers south until it intersects with the Appalachian Trail on Peters Mountain at the Virginia-West Virginia border. To finish the trail, the WVSTA is hard at work on the 30-mile stretch that crosses under I-64 near the Virginia-West Virginia state line east of White Sulphur Springs. It will extend to the Laurel Branch community in Monroe County.Thread Trail GrowsCharlotte, N.C.The Thread will be one of the longest regional trail systems in the country, spanning some 1,500 miles through the Carolinas. Currently about 135 miles of the Thread are open. The longest continuous segment is the 15-mile Ridgeline Trail, which Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Crowders Mountain State Park, all of which are great destinations for rock climbing, hiking, and biking.Another top priority is building a 50-mile canoe and kayak blueway along the Rocky River, which runs through North Carolina’s Piedmont region. The goal is to put additional access points and put-in areas along the river near bridges and roads.The Thread is not a point-to-point path, but rather a spider web network of trails extending across North and South Carolina. Funding new trail construction remains a challenge, but Karl Froelich, the Thread’s new executive director, says his organization provides grants to some towns to help with the process—the towns have to match at least 10 percent—along with expert trail design and building support. “Bottom line is people love trails,” he says. “We’re just giving them what they want.”Ray Runs the ParkwayBoone, N.C.In the North Carolina High Country, people don’t get the forecast from The Weather Channel. They get it from Ray’s Weather Center. The Boone-based online weather service was started as a hobby more than a decade ago by Ray Russell, a computer science professor at Appalachian State University. Now the mountain area’s most trusted weather source employs five forecasters and is read by 250,000 people a month.At the end of this month, Russell, an avid runner, will take off in an attempt to run the entire Blue Ridge Parkway in 30 days. During the End to Ender, Russell will cover all 469 miles as a fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and to celebrate the launch of his new website BRPweather.com. The journey can be followed with daily video blogs at RaysWeather.com.Racing in UndiesGrand Rapids, MichiganIn March, runners in a Michigan 5K were encouraged to complete the course in some interesting attire. Organizers of the 3.1-mile FUNderwear Run asked racers to don their drawers on the outside of regular running apparel. The interesting dress code was meant to inspire good humor, as the race was part of the annual Gilda’s LaughFest, which attracted some big time comedians including Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, and Chris Tucker. Despite a temperature of 21 degrees, 300 runners proudly wore their underwear (some of them wore it on the outside of their clothes) for a good cause. Proceeds benefitted Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, which offers emotional support to those suffering from grief due to cancer and other illnesses.Pee-Wee’s Cruiser Fetches Big Bucks on eBayOceanside, CaliforniaThe iconic red cruiser bike ridden by actor Paul Reubens as the character Pee-wee Herman sold on eBay for big money in March. The souped-up Schwinn, which anchored the plot of the 1985 film Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, fetched $36,600 after a competitive 55 bids were placed on the online auction site. The bike came with an autographed photo of Ruebens, an additional pic of him signing the photo, a certificate of authenticity, and a Warner Bros. spec sheet on the cruiser.New Half-marathon Treadmill RecordBoston, MassachusettsIn March, 23-year-old Tyler Andrews set the new unofficial world record for the fastest half-marathon time on a treadmill. Andrews ran the 13.1-mile distance in 1:07:18, 11 seconds quicker than the previous record held by Scottish runner Andrew Lemoncello. According to a story on the Runner’s World website, Andrews, who ran in place at Marathon Sports in Boston, was six seconds behind the record heading into the final 1.1 miles, but a late burst of energy led to a 4:58 final mile to accomplish the feat. The record was attempted as a scholarship and community development program fundraiser for Strive Trips, an organization that sends high school athletes to South America and Africa for training and community work programs.—Jedd Ferris and Sam Boykinlast_img read more