We perform a survey of the plasma wave and particle data from the CRRES satellite during 26 geomagnetically disturbed periods to investigate the viability of a local stochastic electron acceleration mechanism to relativistic energies driven by Doppler-shifted cyclotron resonant interactions with whistler mode chorus. Relativistic electron flux enhancements associated with moderate or strong storms may be seen over the whole outer zone (3 < L < 7), typically peaking in the range 4 < L < 5, whereas those associated with weak storms and intervals of prolonged substorm activity lacking a magnetic storm signature (PSALMSS) are typically observed further out in the regions 4 < L < 7 and 4.5 < L < 7, respectively. The most significant relativistic electron flux enhancements are seen outside of the plasmapause and are associated with periods of prolonged substorm activity with AE greater than 100 nT for a total integrated time greater than 2 days or greater than 300 nT for a total integrated time greater than 0.7 days. These events are also associated with enhanced fluxes of seed electrons and enhanced lower-band chorus wave power with integrated lower-band chorus wave intensities of greater than 500 pT(2) day. No significant flux enhancements are seen unless the level of substorm activity is sufficiently high. These results are consistent with a local, stochastic, chorus-driven electron acceleration mechanism involving the energization of a seed population of electrons with energies of a few hundred keV to relativistic energies operating on a timescale of the order of days.
DEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoTwo down, four to go for the NCAA championship.But the UW volleyball team surely is taking it one match at a time, right? They haven’t even begun to think ahead to the Elite Eight, right?Nope. The No. 11-seeded Badgers, who play sixth seed Notre Dame Friday night in the Sweet 16 in College Station, Texas, have declared their intent to make it to the quarterfinals, and perhaps further into the tournament.Of course, according to sophomore libero Jocelyn Wack, the team refuses to overlook the Fighting Irish, but will be disappointed if Wisconsin fails to set up a date with either third seed Washington or unseeded Big Ten foe Purdue in the Elite Eight.”We’re planning on playing Friday and Saturday night. That’s what we’re thinking going into this weekend,” Wack said.UW head coach Pete Waite simply attributes the amount of attention paid to Saturday night’s match to smart preparation.”We’ll scout all the teams in the regional, knowing we have to play Notre Dame, hoping that we’ll be in the next night’s match against Purdue or Washington, so you have to know about them,” he explained. “It’s not really looking ahead. It’s having a good plan.”Senior outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto said the Badgers have started to relax in practices with more emphasis on game-play than individual drills.”I think Friday, we probably didn’t play as well as we would have liked, but we definitely picked it up on Saturday, and it’s been a good few days of practice,” she said. “We’ve been doing a lot of scrimmaging, a lot of game-like situations.””There are times earlier in the season when you’re not doing that much play,” Waite added. “But at this point, we just want them flowing well together and feeling good about being on the court with each other.”As a team that has boasted strong blocking all season, Wisconsin will see another team of its size and caliber in the Fighting Irish.Notre Dame holds a slight edge in blocks per game (3.56 to 3.51), led by senior All-American Lauren Brewster, who averages 3.87 kills and 1.60 blocks per game. Brewster is the leader of five Irish averaging at least 2.6 kills”We go at it the same way we would as for a Big Ten match just because the teams in the Big Ten are really tall, really athletic and those are the types of girls we’ll be playing this weekend,” Meierotto said. “So I think playing in such a competitive conference is going to help us this weekend.”Waite, who coached the Badgers to a 3-0 victory over Notre Dame in the second round of last year’s tournament, said the Irish have made a few moves in the last year to emerge as a contender.”They returned six starters, so they haven’t changed much as far as personnel, but they’ve done some lineup changes where they have some people in different rotations,” he said. “It’s just a different look than a lot of teams play. But, physically, they’re the same team.”Wack said the Badgers feel confident in their ability to stick to playing UW volleyball to try to beat a similarly built team.”It seems that their middles just aren’t quite as quick off the ground, so our plan is to beat their middles and open up the outsides a lot and get some outside lines,” Wack said. “Since the [UW blockers] have been playing so well all season, you have to think that the other team would have to respect our middles and track them, which will hopefully open up [our outside hitters].”Wack will be playing with added personal incentive this weekend. If she gets 10 digs Friday, she will tie the record for most consecutive double-dig matches; therefore, with a Badger win, she could set the record this season instead of waiting until next season.The UW libero said that even during the heat of the tournament she has been able to appreciate the culmination of her chase for 63-straight double-dig matches.”I’m not worried about [the record], but I do notice it more now that it is so close, and everyone’s counting on it,” she said.Overall, Waite is confident with the way his players have prepared for this weekend, on the doorstep of the Final Four.”I think they’re playing hard in practices and intense in matches, but they’re also playing loose,” Waite said. “I think they’re feeling very good on the court, and that’s a good sign, that they’re not getting stressed out about anything.”They’re very determined to play at a high level and get a couple of wins here.”
LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 4 Fantasy WR RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.1Keenan Allen, LAC @ MIA.2Julio Jones, ATL vs. TEN.3Amari Cooper, DAL @ NO.4Davante Adams, GB vs. PHI.5Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ BAL.6Tyler Lockett, SEA @ ARZ.7DeAndre Hopkins, HOU vs. CAR.8Sammy Watkins, KC @ DET.9JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT vs. CIN.10Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. TB.11Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. WAS.12Brandin Cooks, LAR vs. TB.13Julian Edelman, NE @ BUF.14Mike Evans, TB @ LAR.15Kenny Golladay, DET vs. KC.16Michael Thomas, NO vs. DAL.17Tyler Boyd, CIN @ PIT.18D.J. Moore, CAR @ HOU.19Mecole Hardman, KC @ DET.20Nelson Agholor, PHI @ GB.21Allen Robinson, CHI vs. MIN.22Demarcus Robinson, KC @ DET.23Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. SEA.24Marquise Brown, BAL vs. CLE.25Terry McLaurin, WAS @ NYG26Robert Woods, LAR vs. TB.27Curtis Samuel, CAR @ HOU.28Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. TEN.29Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. JAX.30Josh Gordon, NE @ BUF.31Adam Thielen, MIN @ CHI.32Emmanuel Sanders, DEN vs. JAX.33Paul Richardson, WAS @ NYG.34Tyrell Williams, OAK @ IND.35D.K. Metcalf, SEA @ ARZ.36Chris Godwin, TB @ LAR.37Alshon Jeffery, PHI @ GB.38Stefon Diggs, MIN @ CHI.39Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. PHI.40John Ross, CIN @ PIT41Phillip Dorsett, NE @ BUF.42Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. SEA.43John Brown, BUF vs. NE.44Will Fuller V, HOU vs. CAR.45Marvin Jones, DET vs. KC.46Devin Smith, DAL @ NO.47Dontrelle Inman, LAC @ MIA.48Jarvis Landry, CLE @ BAL.49Preston Williams, MIA vs. LAC.50DJ Chark, JAX @ DEN.51Corey Davis, TEN @ ATL.52Zach Pascal, IN vs. OAK.53Parris Campbell, IND vs. OAK.54DeVante Parker, MIA vs. LAC.55Diontae Johnson, PIT vs. CIN.56Kenny Stills, HOU vs. CAR57Mack Hollins, PHI @ GB.58James Washington, PIT vs. CIN.59Trey Quinn, WAS @ NYG.60Anthony Miller, CHI vs. MIN.61David Moore, SEA @ ARZ.62Dede Westbrook, JAX @ DEN.63Randall Cobb, DAL @ NO.64Mohamed Sanu, ATL vs. TEN.65Willie Snead, BAL vs. CLE.66Deon Cain, IND vs. OAK.67Chester Rogers, IND vs. OAK.68Adam Humphries, TEN @ ATL.69Cole Beasley, BUF vs. NE.70JJ Arcega-Whiteside, PHI @ GB.71Danny Amendola, DET vs. KC.72Ted Ginn Jr., NO vs. DAL. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWith just three games played, it’s still tough to know what’s a trend and what’s an aberration. Someone like DJ Chark, who’s scored in every game this year, is obviously due to regress, but how much? On the flipside, which Calvin Ridley is going to show up this week — the one who seemed like an heir apparent to Julio Jones in Week 2 or the one who saw just one target in Week 3? While some players look like they’re going to be season-long disappointments (Jarvis Landry, Corey Davis, Will Fuller), others continue to shine (Chark, Tyrell Williams). As much as we try to trust the talent, some trends can’t be ignored. We saw guys like John Ross and Hollywood Brown come back to Earth last week, but overall they still look more good than bad.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endHeading into Week 4, there are plenty of matchups that stand out, both as favorable (Sterling Shepard vs. Redskins; Terry McLaurin @ Giants) and bad (Diggs, Adam Thielen @ Bears, John Brown vs. Patriots). It can be tough sit a normally productive player, but the numbers are getting to be more reliable, so don’t necessarily just start who you always start. It’s time to adjust.WEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsReminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis! WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPP It’s kind of amazing how much the wide receiver landscape can change every week. Antonio Brown is gone for good (maybe), T.Y. Hilton and Julian Edelman are dealing with injuries, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are must-starts, Stefon Diggs is just another dude, and Zach Pascal might actually have value this week. (Yes, the Zach Pascal). Throw in QB injuries that still have the jury out on Michael Thomas and JuJu Smith-Schuster despite touchdowns last week and another QB injury (Cam Newton) that might actually benefit its team’s receivers, and you have a Week 4 fantasy WR rankings that figure to see a lot of adjustment over the next seven days.Just be glad we don’t have any significant receivers from the Jets and 49ers on bye this week or things would get really complicated.
Tags: Finance, PMD 23 Jul 2018 England Golf partners PMD Business Finance to extend club support England Golf has partnered with PMD Business Finance, one of the largest independent business finance providers in the UK, to extend its support for clubs.PMD Business Finance is the latest addition to England Golf’s network of Preferred Partners, and will help affiliated clubs ensure their finance agreements are both competitive and appropriate.PMD will benchmark any finance facility without obligation, and has pledged to have the best interests of the club and England Golf at the forefront of any offer it makes.Iain Lancaster, England Golf Club Engagement Manager, commented: “We are delighted to welcome PMD Finance as one of our Preferred Partners. Borrowing money can be a big step for a golf club and this partnership will give them confidence in their arrangements.”PMD currently lends over £100m per year and, as well as lending its own money, it works with 40 funding partners to make flexible, competitive and relevant offers to clients.PMD already works with golf clubs, financing a diverse range of assets including course machinery as well as club house and pro shop equipment. Assets range from greens machinery, vehicles and irrigation systems right through to security, kitchen fit outs, furniture and simulators.It can also provide business loans for more intangible projects, and can refinance existing green keeping assets to release cash.Peter Dobson PMD’s Managing Director commented: “We’d like to thank England Golf for this exciting opportunity and look forward to working closely with their affiliated clubs. We already have plenty of experience providing business finance transactions to golf clubs and look forward to growing our presence in the sector. We’re eager to benchmark any finance facilities that clubs are looking at, to ensure they are getting best advice and value.”To find out more visit www.pmdbusinessfinance.co.uk/englandgolfEngland Golf’s affiliated clubs can access the network of Preferred Partners. A full list of partners can be found here
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NEPTUNE – The Monmouth County Office on Aging will sponsor a workshop, entitled Caring for the Caregiver, from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Monmouth County Connection, 3544 State Highway 66. The workshop is targeted to anyone caring for an elderly friend or loved one. Presented by Monmouth County Caregiver Specialist Colleen Smith, the program will educate family caregivers about support and resources that are available, tools and techniques to manage stress, and more. Originally presented in February, the program is being repeated in April due to the great response. The workshop is free and open to all Monmouth County residents, but registration is required and may be complete by calling 732-303-2828.The Monmouth County Connection is a new office of County government offers a variety of services including passports, passport photos, free notary public, veterans’ IDs, election/voter information, senior and veterans’ services, public access computers and more.
By The Nelson Daily SportsL.V. Rogers teams head into hostile territory ranked second and third, respectively, as the High School Basketball season gets ready for playoff action.The Bomber boys begin quest for a fifth Kootenay AA Boy’s Zone Hoop Title Friday when LVR meets Fernie Falcons at the Selkirk Storm gymnasium in Kimberley.“I like our chances if we play to the level that we are capable of playing,” said Bomber skipper Blair D’Andrea.“The boys have tradition behind them and see themselves as deserving and capable of achieving the nod to head to the Big Dance.”Meanwhile the Bomber girls travel in the opposite direction to Grand Forks for the Kootenay High School AA Girl’s tournament.The Bombers, seeded third, open at 1 p.m. in the play-in game against sixth-ranked Prince Charles Comets of Creston.“If the girls play to the best of their ability, we have a real good shot at heading back to Kamloops,” said Bomber coach Bruce Fuhr. “But we must play to our ability.”Despite defeating Grand Forks in the only meeting earlier this month at the Hangar, the Bombers are still ranked behind the Wolves.Should LVR, the defending zone champion, prove to be successful against Comets, a team the Bombers manhandled during the Bomber Classic, the Heritage City squad will face the Wolves in the semi final at 6 p.m. Friday.In the other play-in game, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks face David Thompson Lakers with the winner meeting top-ranked Golden Eagles at 8 p.m.The two winners meet in the final at 4 p.m. Saturday with a berth in the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball Championships March 9-12 in Kamloops.A victory over Fernie powers the Bombers against the winner of the Golden/Grand Forks contest. “The boys are playing well right now and we have them tuned up pretty finely in our offensive sets and defensive strategies and systems.” D’Andrea explained. “The Grade 11’s have matured to be real threats on both ends of the floor and the Grade 12’s are showing leadership and maturity.” The final is set for 7 p.m. MST Saturday.On the other side of the draw is top ranked David Thompson Lakers, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks, host Selkirk Storm and Prince Charles Comets.Single A teams head to Nakusp to determine Kootenay berthIn Nakusp the Mount Sentinel Wildcats battle for a berth in the B.C. High School A Girl’s Basketball Championships next month in Sparwood.The other teams entered in the tournament set to begin Friday in Nakusp are Rossland Royals, Nakusp, Sparwood and Fernie Falcons.Teams play a round robin with the top overall squad capturing the zone berth. The tournament concludes [email protected]
Thursday, the four-day festival kicked off with the Rosemont Jump Jam at the Bike Park next to the Skatepark in Nelson before competition concluded Sunday at Morning Mountain for Morning Mountain Madness, cross country and downhill races.2017 Fat Tire Festival Results:Pump Track Races: 6 and Under: Kristian Bowen (34.51) 7-10 year olds: Wyatt Atkins (25.16) 11-14 year olds: Nate Atkins (22.33) “Big Kids”: Russ Fontaine (21.84) Ladies: Jenna (25.85) Girls: Jordan Weston (40.31)NDCU Kids XC Races: 2-3 run bikes: Juon, Charlotte, Logan, Margo, Nolan 3-4 year old boys: Miles, Kai, Noah, Caden, Trace 3-5 year old girls: Masi, Esme, Asha 5 year old boys: Kristian, Macoy, Mael, Arlo, Wade 6 year old boys: Ren, Linden, Jennie, Sev, Gryphon 6-8 year old novice girls: Stella, Camelia, Adolaine, Wynter, Lola 7-8 year old novice boys: Liam, Lee, Ewen, Eli, James 6-8 year old intermediate girls: Lola, Charlotte 7-8 year old intermediate boys: Liam, Flin, Aidan, Dawson, Connor 9-12 year old novice girls: Shea, Molly, Macey, Molly, Cheyanne 9-10 year old intermediate boys: Loie, Wyatt, Kai, Nicholas, McKinley 11-12 year old boys: Marco 9-12 year old girls: MayaBalance of Results located on Nelson Fat Tire Festival Link. It was another successful weekend for the Nelson Fat Tire Festival.The event that promotes everything great about mountain biking in Nelson completed four days of competition in and around the Heritage City this past weekend — including the Bike Park in Rosemont, Baker Street for the Parade and Morning Mountain west of Nelson.
MIND YOUR BISCUITS: Freshened since the Breeders’ Cup with a return to his Belmont Park base, this New York-bred colt by Posse appears “loaded” for his return to action as he worked a bullet half mile here on Sunday in 47.20, which was the best of 62 drills at the distance. Accordingly, he retains the services of top eastern-based jockey Joel Rosario. Owned by J Stables, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Summers and partners, “Biscuits” hopes to cap a year in which he’s compiled a 3-2-2 mark from eight starts. Unhurried early, he closed with a rush in the Breeders’ Cup and will hope to employ similar tactics on opening day. THE GRADE I MALIBU STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTS Race 8 of 9 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PDT TEN BLESSINGS: An impressive 4 ¾ length allowance winner going seven furlongs here on Nov. 4, this Kentucky-bred colt by Smart Strike earned a Malibu best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 106. Owned and bred by longtime Baffert clients Hal and Patti Earnhardt, Ten Blessings has an abundance of early speed and appears primed for a top effort as he tries stakes competition for the first time. Out of the Indian Charlie mare Indian Blessing, Ten Blessings will be ridden back by Rafael Bejarano, who also guided him to a first-out maiden special weight win going six furlongs four starts back on Feb. 6 here at Santa Anita. GRADE I MALIBU & GRADE I LA BREA HEADLINE FOUR GRADED STAKES ON NINE-RACE PROGRAM ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016)–A close third in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint Nov. 5, trainer Robert Falcone, Jr.’s Mind Your Biscuits heads a field of 10 sophomores going seven furlongs in Santa Anita’s Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes on opening day, Monday. Beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Bob Baffert’s likely Eclipse Champion Sprinter Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits will have to contend with three Baffert runners in the Malibu–Santa Anita Derby runner-up Mor Spirit, up and comer Ten Blessings and Jazzy Times, who hopes to rebound off a disappointing third in a second condition allowance Dec. 4 at Del Mar. MOR SPIRIT: Idle since well beaten in the Kentucky Derby, this Pennsylvania-bred ridgling by Eskendereya was second to eventual Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 9. Prior to that, he was second in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes March 12 and was victorious in both the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 6 and in the Grade I Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity on Dec. 19, 2015. Owned by Michael Lund Peterson, Mor Spirit has trained forwardly for his return, with his most recent move a shared bullet half mile this morning in 46.20, best of 40 at the distance. (He worked “head-up” in company with stablemate Jazzy Times). A sharp second in his debut going 6 ½ furlongs in September, 2015, Mor Spirit will try sprinting for only the second time in his nine-race career. Ridden in seven of his eight career starts by the recently sidelined Gary Stevens, he’ll be ridden for the first time on Monday by Mike Smith. Navy Hymn–Luis Contreras–119Mind Your Biscuits–Joel Rosario–121Semper Fortis–Mario Gutierrez–119Ten Blessings–Rafael Bejarano–119Jazzy Times–Martin Garcia–119Who’s Out–Flavien Prat–119Sharp Azteca–Edgard Zayas–121Mor Spirit–Mike Smith–121Awesome Banner–Julien Leparoux–121Horse Greedy–Jamie Theriot–119First post time on opening day, Monday, Dec. 26, is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. For opening day promotions and reservations, scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.