The plasma physics of the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers (AMPTE) mission

first_imgThe three-spacecraft AMPTE Mission was due to commence in August 1984. The purpose of these ‘active’ experiments was firstly to release lithium into the solar wind and to use the lithium ions, formed by photoionisation, as ‘test particles’ to investigate their crossing of the bow shock, their entry into the magnetosphere and subsequent energisation. Secondly, it was to release barium in the dawn magnetosheath to create an artificial comet. Thirdly, it was to inject both lithium and barium into the tail of the magnetosphere to study plasma convection. Observations were to be made both on the spacecraft and from the ground. These would provide information on the plasma physics of the natural plasma environment of the Earth and also of the formation and evolution of an expanding diamagnetic cavity. Particular attention was to be paid to the various plasma instabilities and wave phenomena anticipated in these experiments, and to the natural waves which would be observed.last_img read more

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Traveling Exhibition of Replicas of Argentinean Dinosaurs to Tour Europe

first_imgBy Dialogo February 18, 2009 For the next two years, the “Gigantic Argentinean Dinosaurs” exhibition, which opened ‎today in Buenos Aires, will tour various countries in Europe with original fossils and ‎exact replicas of the dinosaurs that inhabited Argentina, some of which have never been ‎shown abroad.‎ This exhibition, the result of a collaboration of seven museums of Natural Sciences ‎coordinated by The National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina ‎‎(CONICET), is the most significant one that this country has presented.‎ Among the dinosaurs reproduced in the exhibition, made possible by remains found in ‎various parks in Argentina, is “Argentinosaurus Huinculensis,” which at 38 meters long ‎is the largest known dinosaur in the world, and “Giganotosaurus Carolinii,” the largest ‎known carnivorous dinosaur.‎ Edgardo Romero, director of the Argentinean Museum of Natural Sciences in Buenos ‎Aires, said in his presentation that, for the first time, a replica of “Panphagia,” the oldest ‎ancestor of the sauropods, which were the largest dinosaurs that inhabited the Earth, will ‎be exhibited.‎ In his statements to Efe, Romero emphasized that the importance of this exhibition is that ‎it contains material “of international significance;” every item was selected for its ‎scientific interest.‎ ‎“The exhibition proves to the world that Argentina is a very important country for ‎paleontological studies, because it shows that there is sediment containing fossils of very ‎different ages which can document much of the history of dinosaurs,” and therefore ‎Argentina possesses “a paleontological community trained for research,” said Romero.‎ The head of the Paleontological Division of the Museum, Alejandro Kramarz, stated that ‎this exhibition is “unprecedented,” and reflects the wealth that Argentina possesses in this ‎field, with “fabulous” pieces which, in his view, have surprised the entire international ‎scientific community.‎ The exhibitions will be sent to the city of Rosenheim, Germany, where they will be ‎shown from April 29 until October 25, after which they will continue their journey ‎through Europe until late 2010, when they will return to Argentina.‎last_img read more

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Recipe: Jerk Smoked Turkey

first_img24 to 303.5 to 4 Jerk turkey recipe for thanksgiving Caribbean-Americans jerk their turkey for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.Most Caribbean-Americans in Florida has adapted to the traditional American celebration of Thanksgiving that occurs on the last Thursday of November annually. What they have discovered as they join their American neighbors in celebrating Thanksgiving is that not having a turkey for the customary Thanksgiving dinner is like having Christmas dinner in the Caribbean without roast chicken and/or baked ham.However, Caribbean Americans prefer having a Caribbean touch at their Thanksgiving dinner. In order to create this touch Jimmie Jackson, the 2013 winner of the Publix Cook-off at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, provided this recipe for Jerk Smoked Turkey.Jimmie says he uses a brine for the jerk smoked turkey ( He says this is optional but it does make turkey tastier). The turkey gets some of its savory and rich flavors from this brine. He, however, cautions the cooks to be easy on the salt because they will be required to add JJC jerk rub on the big bird.Ingredients for the jerk smoked turkey:1 Dressed Turkey (approx 12 t0 30 lbs)2 quarts cold water2 quarts vegetable stock or water( but less flavor) 3/4 cup sugar¾ cup kosher or coarse salt2 tbsp all spice berries2 dried bay leaves1/2 dried bunch of fresh thyme5 oz JJC  hot dry jerk rubPreparation: in a large pot combine vegetable stock, sugar, salt, allspice berries, bay leaves and thyme. Simmer over medium heat for about 12 to 15 minutes until all sugar and salt has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow it to cool down. Add cold water to mixture. Place turkey in plastic container or Plastic trash bag and place in a bucket. Once you brine your turkey over night or up to 32 hours remove turkey for brine and place on a pan and allow it to rest. Pour all excess liquid away and pat turkey dry with paper towels. Next rub your turkey completely with JJC hot jerk rub and now the cook is ready to smoke or roast the turkey..Jimmie says Turkeys can be unpredictable but there are some important factors determining cooking time. These factors include: the thickness of the breast, how well the bird is defrosted and how long it was left at room temperature.Below is a rough guide for how long it will take to get the temperature in the deepest part of the breast to 160* and the thigh to 170* ( Please have a good thermometer!!! Make sure it’s calibrated). Please note that the turkey can also be roasted if the cook doesn’t have a good smoker. 18 to 243 to3.5 12 to 142 to 2.5center_img 14 to 182.5 to3 PoundsHours  at 325*last_img read more

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Ceres-Negros tries to scale Home United wall in Singapore

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ SINGAPORE—With its title on the line, Ceres-Negros faces a daunting challenge of overcoming a team that it has yet to beat this year in the AFC Cup Asean zonal final on Wednesday night here.Held to a 1-1 draw last week by Singapore’s Home United in the first leg in Bacolod City, the Busmen face another long night of figuring out ways to break down what has been an almost impenetrable defense by the Singaporeans at Jalan Besar Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Perez sparks late run as Pirates turn back Blazers Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ceres took the lead when Blake Powell scored an eighth minute penalty, but Home United grabbed a vital away goal at Panaad through Isaka Cernak, which meant that Ceres needs to score in the second leg.A 1-0 win will be enough for the Busmen to win on aggregate, but a 2-2 draw will also mean the Bacolod side goes through on away goals. Another 1-1 result sends the game into extra time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It’s a final and nobody can expect an easy game,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “The players will give everything to win this game, to win the final, to get the title, and there are no doubts about that.”Ceres made history last year when it beat Home over two legs in the zonal finals, but the second leg was played at Panaad where the Busmen scored a 2-0 victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk But it has turned out to be a different scenario this year as Ceres remains in search of its first win against Home in five meetings this season.Disciplined and well-drilled defensively, the Singapore club is one of the few teams that have stifled the Ceres attack, despite the Busmen owning plenty of possession in their matches.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Prison escapee Uree Varswyck killed by Police

first_img…2 arrested for harbouring wanted menPrison escapee Uree Varswyck, also known as Malcolm Gordon, was killed in ashootout with law enforcement officers on a Joint Services intelligence-led operation at Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden at about 23:45h on Thursday.Reports are that ex-policeman Varswyck and fellow fugitive from justice MarkTear gas mask found in the houseRoyden Durant, aka Royden Williams and Smallie, were seen in the Central Amelia’s Ward area of Linden, Region 10, a short distance away from the Amelia’s Ward Police Outpost. As Joint Services ranks approached their hideout, they opened fire. The ranks returned fire, killing Varswyck in the process. His body is at the Wismar Hospital Mortuary, Linden as ranks continue their relentless pursuit of Royden Williams.A 9MM pistol with 40 live rounds, a haversack and cloth bag containing medication, a gas mask,military camouflage clothing, toiletries and a cellular phone were found when police went to retrieve Varswyck’s body. A bicycle and a rakeGun and ammunitionwere leaning against the small wooden house. Black plastic bags were spotted inside the yard, and a spade was at the front of the yard. A bag of tennis rolls was just outside the front of the fence, and the gate to the premises was secured. Varswyck, who had escaped from prison while on remand for murder, was lying dead clad in a camouflage vest and a pair of military boots.Residents in vicinity of the shootout recalled seeing Police occasionally traversingDead: Uree Varswyck aka Malcom Gordonthe area. A resident recalled hearing the commotion on Thursday evening and seeing the Police traversing the location. The resident also recalled spotting the owner of the house and another man fitting the description of Williams at the house over the course of the past week “smoking on the step”.One resident told this publication that they are “scared”, given that the area is densely vegetated. Another resident recalled hearing on Thursday evening what sounded like squibs going off, and noted that they were made aware of what had transpired only on Friday morning.‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander, (ag) Superintendent Anthony Vanderhyden, noted that Joint Services ranks acting on information headed to Lot 5118 Central Amelia’s Ward, whereupon shots rang out at them.The lawmen returned fire, killing Varswyck in the process. The Commander (ag)Clothing, medication and other items found in the housenoted that the deceased had been spotted in the company of Williams.Two other persons have since been arrested for reportedly harbouring the escapees. This newspaper understands that one of persons taken into custody is the owner of the said property where the incident occurred. Residents informed Guyana Times that the individual who owns the home is a “Rasta man” who goes by the alias “Priest”. One resident described him as a “cool Rasta man” who always “hail up everybody.”According to residents, the man has been living at the location for over seven years, and is a “well-known” individual.Investigations are ongoing.Varswyck, Royden Durant and Cobena Stephens, aka OJ, are said to be theThe alledged hideoutmasterminds behind the July 9, 2017 Camp Street Prison fire and escape which left prison officer Odinga Wickham dead.Durant, also called Royden Williams, was sentenced to death for the BarticaFood and beverages found in the hideout houseMassacre.last_img read more

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