Sisi’s visit to Paris: RSF asks Macron to condemn rights violations in Egypt

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Related documents 2017-10_lettre_conjointe_des_ongs_internationales_au_president_macron_-_egypte.pdfPDF – 140.92 KB Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Organisation Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News As Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi begins an official visit to France, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and four other human rights organizations ask French President Emmanuel Macron to condemn the crackdown on civil society in Egypt and to press for democratic reforms. October 23, 2017 Sisi’s visit to Paris: RSF asks Macron to condemn rights violations in Egypt June 4, 2021 Find out more FranceEgyptEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts to go further News June 7, 2021 Find out more News News FranceEgyptEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa 20 October 2017 Subject: President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s official visit to France Dear President Macron, In view of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s forthcoming official visit to France, EuroMed Rights, Coordination SUD, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) would like to draw your attention to the deplorable situation of civil society and human rights in Egypt. We are counting on you to remind President Sisi that France does not support Egypt’s repressive practices and believes that major reforms are needed to promote human rights, democracy and civil society. Human rights defenders, journalists and LGBT activists are constantly harassed and prosecuted for peacefully pursuing their activities. The most obvious example is Case No. 173 of 2011, which has already resulted in the conviction of 40 human rights defenders and employees of international NGOs. We urge you to ask your Egyptian counterpart to end the campaign to criminalize human rights defenders and stop prosecuting them for legitimate and peaceful activities. On 29 May, President Sisi approved a new law regulating the work of NGOs (NGO Law No. 70/2017), which makes it very complicated to create, operate and fund an NGO. The new law not only discourages non-profits but also provides grounds for closing many of them and could result in the disappearance of much of the NGO sector. We ask you to appeal to President Sisi to repeal this law and replace it by one that respects Egypt’s constitution and international standards on human rights and freedom of association. It is also crucial to reiterate the position that the European Union took at the EU-Egypt Association Council meeting of 25 July 2017, and the EU’s concern about the consequences of this law on NGO activity and the space for debate and discussion in Egypt. We ask you to urge your Egyptian counterpart to stop practices that violate Egypt’s obligations under international human rights law and Egypt’s 2014 constitution. Finally, we urge you to ensure respect for the EU Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment and to apply the conclusions of the EU Council meeting of 21 August 2013. We therefore ask you to immediately suspend all exports of military and surveillance technology and equipment to Egypt and to suspend all contracts currently being negotiated in these sectors. This suspension should continue until the Egyptian authorities stop their violent crackdown on human rights NGOs and peaceful dissidents, and the grave violations of international law taking place in the Sinai under the cover of combatting terrorism. This crackdown will lead to neither stability nor security. On the contrary, terrorist attacks continue to take place throughout Egypt despite the extension of the state of emergency. All these human rights violations are taking Egypt further and further away from the democratic aspirations that were widely expressed in the Arab world in 2011. The repressive policies presage a dark future, feed resentment and despair, and constitute time bombs in what is a key regional country. Like the Arab world as a whole, Egypt cannot be eternally condemned to either dictatorship or religious fanaticism. Our insistence on respect for rights is a lever to help them escape this vicious circle. We hope that our appeal will be heard and we stand ready to respond to any questions you have on this subject. Sincerely, Michel Tubiana President of EuroMed Rights Philippe Jahshan President of Coordination SUD Dimitris Christopoulos President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Bahey eldin Hassan Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Christophe Deloire Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) The Egyptian president with Jean-Yves le Drian, then the minister of Defense, now the minister of Foreign affairs, signing arms deals in Cairo in 2015 (c) AFP Help by sharing this information RSF_en last_img read more

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Councillor calls for firewood for elderly

first_imgFacebook Previous articleNew FF law will drive down commercial rates for Limerick sports clubs – O’DeaNext articleJob creation a priority for election candidate Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Email Print WhatsApp TAGSFine GaelLeo WalshMusic Limerick Fine Gael Cllr Leo Walsh has yesterday called on the Limerick city and county councils for any trees owned by the local authority that had fallen down due to the recent storms to be made into fire wood for old age pensioners.Cll Walsh said that the firewood would ‘alleviate pressures they are under from soaring costs of fuel’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Cllr is also appealing to farmers or any other citizen to donate any wood that they do not require to make fire wood available to the elderly in their local community. NewsCouncillor calls for firewood for elderlyBy Staff Reporter – February 21, 2014 691 center_img Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedinlast_img read more

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Contingent settlement with retirees approved

first_img Facebook Medical Center Hospital attorney Ron Griffin addresses the board. The Medical Center Hospital met to discuss business Friday, March 16, 2018. Local NewsGovernment Contingent settlement with retirees approved Medical Center Hospital Retiree Barry Hill and his wife Diane Hill, listen to a contingent mediated settlement agreement during an Ector County Hospital District meeting. The Medical Center Hospital met to discuss business Friday, March 16, 2018. Twitter Medical Center Health System took a step forward to settle pending litigation with a group of retirees who have battled the health system for more than a year to get their original healthcare benefits reinstated.The mediated settlement agreement unanimously approved in a 6-0 vote Friday by the Ector County Hospital District board of trustees doesn’t reinstate their original benefits, but it shows improvement to their current situation with Health Reimbursement Accounts. District 7 board member Ben Quiroz was not present for the meeting Friday.The ECHD board voted in October 2016 to kick about 380 retirees off the hospital insurance plan and created Health Reimbursement Accounts for them instead, citing an expected cost savings of $3.25 million in Fiscal Year 2017.The group of retirees it affected worked for the hospital system before the Ector County Hospital District was created as a governmental entity in 1990. Employees hired after Jan. 1, 1993 never got the retiree health benefits. WhatsApp Facebook 1 of 3 WhatsApp Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments The Medical Center Hospital met to discuss business Friday, March 16, 2018. Home Local News Government Contingent settlement with retirees approved As a county hospital, employees did not pay Medicare taxes and they paid into a state retirement fund instead of Social Security. Leaders of the hospital later worried employees hired before Jan. 1, 1993 might not be eligible for full Medicare benefits when they reached 65, so they decided to keep those retirees on the group plan.When the board voted to replace their benefit plan with HRAs, retirees argued there wasn’t enough money in the account to cover secondary insurance policies and some couldn’t afford the $1,000 premium.David Meisell, former MCHS HR director and a retiree who has helped spearhead the lawsuit, said the agreement presented Friday still has to be ironed out, but he is confident both parties can come to a reasonable agreement.“The hospital needs a settlement. They need to be able to tell the bond analysts on the conference call within the next week that they have a contingent settlement in hand,” Meisell said.“Retirees need a settlement because we have lived through a very stressful and strenuous year and a half. I can think of five retirees who have died during that time. That’s why we have a contingent settlement.”The Fiscal Year 2017 audit was recently presented to the ECHD board and MCHS administration, during which an audit partner discussed concern over the hospital’s debt covenant compliance. The hospital is expected to be discussing their financial situation with bond rating agencies this month. That rating typically is determined by the end of March, Meisell said.“They had to have a settlement that would bring good news to the bond rating (agencies) and we had to bring some stability to our retiree group,” he added.MCHS President and CEO Rick Napper attributed the timeliness of the settlement to the board of trustees.“The board of trustees made it a priority for me. They asked me about it during my interview process and how I would deal with the issue because there was obviously controversy over what this was and that they wanted to make sure that the retired employees of this organization were taken care of, but at the same time that we looked out for the fiduciary capabilities of the hospital,” Napper said.The settlement, he said, basically allows that group of retirees to be able to be covered through the age of 65, at which point they will go on to Medicare. There are also fixed payment amounts for people over the age of 65 for those only on Medicare Plan A and for those on Medicare Plan A and Plan B.“So today was actually a very positive time in the journey of Medical Center in that there’s been about a year of issues related to the retirement healthcare plan and on Monday we were able to reach an agreement that will be finalized. The board tonight was approving the ability to go forward with that final settlement,” Napper said.District 5’s Don Hallmark who has been an advocate for retirees since he campaigned for his seat last year before winning a contentious election in May said the agreement address a lot of things they needed to address and does provide more money and more time for specific individuals.“My personal opinion is that this could be a better compromise for a lot of these people than where they were,” Hallmark said.While there was a significant difference in funding with the agreement presented Friday, MCH retiree Barry Hill said the agreement doesn’t include an index that will adjust to the cost of insurance 15 years from now, which will only rise.“It’s year to year right now, so now at least they know that it will last until they reach 65,” Hill said, who has already turned 65 years old. “It’s just the amount they’re gonna be getting is not gonna carry them to 65.”Meisell said the agreement would increase the compensation for the HRA funding for Medicare-eligible people from $1,080 to $2,500, which more readily addresses the expenses for their Medicare supplements and drug supplements. But like Hill, Meisell was concerned in the fixed amount of dollars.“The problem is, these are flat amounts,” Meisell said. “And medical inflation, as most people know, is dramatic. This does not address medical inflation and that’s a problem, but we had to agree to it.”Meisell said he hopes as the hospital’s finances improve, the issue would be re-addressed in the future to help solve that problem. He also said they needed a better HRA card because there had been significant problems with claim reimbursement.While “somethin’s better than nothing,’” Hill said he still doesn’t think what was done was right.“And honestly the hospital could have put just a little bit of effort tin and created a group and put the (retirees) in that group. They could’ve gone out to some insurance company and created a group and put the people in that group and funded it for probably what they’re paying now and everybody would be covered and not have to go through what they are,” he said.Hill’s daughter, District 1 board member Bryn Dodd said she is happy there is an agreement in place, and she will support it, but it’s hard to compare this to what they had before. Both Dodd and District 2 board member Mary Lou Anderson had family members who were affected by the board’s decision in 2016.Dodd said Friday, her father and Anderson’s sister both withdrew themselves from the lawsuit so there would be no conflict of interest when voting on the litigation. Dodd’s eyes started to well with tears Friday as she talked about the impact it has had on the group of retirees.“(To some people) they’re numbers. They’re squiggly lines on a graph. But to me, they’re faces and they’re names and they’re stories and they’re people. And so I take it very personally,” she said.“You know, my dad plays a part in that, but there’s so many other people that I don’t just see my dad’s face, I see all 300 of these people that I’ve met and talked to. So I do take it very personally and I do become emotional with I and I think that that’s what makes me a good board member is that I’m doing what’s right and I lead with my heart.”SETTLEMENT TERMSThe Contingent Mediated Settlement Agreement included the following listed material terms that the board approved Friday.1. The parties will negotiate a comprehensive Settlement Agreement.2. The agreement is contingent upon execution by all designated representatives for plaintiff/retiree group and 90 percent of all additional plaintiffs.3. Settling plaintiffs will dismiss the pending appeal.4. The agreement will be subject to a fiduciary-out/material change provision, the specific language to be negotiated.5. The parties agree to HRA funding in the following defined contributions:DURATIONUnder age 51, 15 yearsBetween ages 51 and 52, 14 yearsBetween ages 52 and 53, 13 yearsBetween ages 53 and 54, 12 yearsBetween ages 54 and 55, 11 yearsAge 55 and over, 10 yearsFUNDINGUnder age 65, $12,500/yearOver 65 Medicare A only, $3,600/yearOver 65 Medicare A and B, $2,500/year6. The defined contribution for plaintiffs/retirees will not exceed those for active employees.7. The HRA will be subject to a one-year rollover with a provision Last-In, First-Out.8. Effective plan start date January 1, 2019.9. ECHD will pay attorney fees of $160,000. 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New strategy launched to highlight how IT’s generate jobs

first_img New strategy launched to highlight how IT’s generate jobs Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – July 3, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Google+ News Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebookcenter_img Previous articleERNACT to make submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday AgreementNext articleFianna Fail Cllrs call on Agriculture Minister to take measures to tackle beef crisis News Highland Pinterest Institutes of Technology Ireland and IBEC have launched a new research and innovation strategy, and are highlighting how ITs are working with industry to generate growth and jobs.In one of his last functions as a minister, Ruairi Quinn said ITs are at the forefront of change across the education sector.That was echoed by LYIT President Paul Hannigan, the Chair of Institutes of Technology Ireland.He said as well as setting out a shared vision, the strategy also serves to point out how important ITs are to local economies……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/paulh830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

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SC Issues Notice In Jharkhand Govt’s Plea Against Centre’s Coal Block Auction

first_imgTop StoriesSC Issues Notice In Jharkhand Govt’s Plea Against Centre’s Coal Block Auction Sanya Talwar14 July 2020 2:03 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice in the plea filed by Jharkhand Government against the launch of auction process of coal blocks for purposes of commercial mining by the Prime Minister.A bench of CJI SA Bobde, N Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna while issuing notice in the matter stated that apart from being inclined to hear the case, it is also inclined to hear the issue on the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice in the plea filed by Jharkhand Government against the launch of auction process of coal blocks for purposes of commercial mining by the Prime Minister.A bench of CJI SA Bobde, N Subhash Reddy & AS Bopanna while issuing notice in the matter stated that apart from being inclined to hear the case, it is also inclined to hear the issue on the plea for injunction against the coal block auctioneering.Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman appeared for the Jharkhand Government and asked for an early listing in the case.The bench went on to list the matter for further consideration after 4 weeks.Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi also appeared for the Jharkhand Government while Attorney General KK Venugopal and the Solicitor  General Tushar Mehta appeared for the Centre. The plea filed by Advocate Tapesh Kumar Singh challenges the auctioning process which has been initiated to boost industrial development by aiming at self-sufficient energy resources on the ground that the ongoing pandemic shall subdue legitimate market price. The plea also avers that this would devastate the indigenous tribal populace and lead to exploitation of coal mining activities.”The need for fair assessment of the social and environmental impact on the huge ‘tribal population’ and vast tracts of ‘Forest lands’ of the State and its residents which are likely to be adversely affected…..The negative ‘Global Investment Climate’ prevailing due to ‘Covid-19’ which is unlikely to fetch reasonable returns proportionate to the value of the scarce natural resource through the impugned auctions for commercial coal mining” – Extract of PleaSingh further states in the writ petition that the auctioning process cannot be legally valid as Mineral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020 creates a “legal vacuum” due to its lapse on May 14, 2020.Further to this, the petitioner states that section 11 (A)(1) of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 allowed participation in competitive bidding for commercial coal mining companies that carry out coal mining operations in India, thus restricting global participation and competition, which was deleted by the Ordinance released on June 11.Earmarking the need for urgency, the petitioner has highlighted that a day prior to the launching of the formal auctioning process, Jharkhand Government had already challenged the “hasty” decision of before the Supreme Court.The State has said “whether such a policy flip-flop on a strategically and economically important ingredient of the energy basket of the country, that too within such a short span of time, would boost investors confidence especially when, post Covid 19 scenario, countries are looking away from China and towards India?”Additionally, the plea questions the basis of the decision of Central Government as to what happened between August 2010, when the Union Cabinet took a decision to allow 100 per cent FDI in coal mining and on March 13, 2020, when the amended Mineral Laws became a temporary law.State also challenged the move on the pretext that coal bearing States seeking to maximise returns on the scarce natural resource gets diminished due to the foreign competition, which was earlier ruled out by the decision of the Centre itself.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein denied bail

first_imgRick Friedman/Rick Friedman Photography/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A federal judge has denied bail to accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.Judge Richard Berman made the decision over the objections of defense attorneys who had argued that the wealthy financier was a “disciplined” defendant willing to pay a bond of $100 million or more.Federal prosecutors objected, saying the court “cannot rely on the self-discipline of a man with an appetite for children.”Epstein, appearing before the judge in a navy smock and brown T-shirt, appeared to have no visible reaction to the decision ordering him remanded to pre-trial detention. He was led off by marshals without speaking to his attorneys.Berman said the government established “by clear and convincing evidence” that Epstein is a danger to others, and noted the “compelling” testimony of Courtney Wild and Annie Farmer, two alleged victims who earlier this week spoke in court against bail.Wild, who said she was 14 when she was brought to Epstein’s Palm Beach, Florida, estate, called him “scary.” Farmer said she was 16 when she was trafficked in New The judge also noted what was found in a locked safe inside Epstein’s Upper East Side Manhattan mansion: $70,000 in cash, an assortment of diamonds, and an expired Austrian passport with Epstein’s photo but not his name.Berman said prosecutors established risk of flight “by a preponderance of the evidence.”Epstein, 66, has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually exploiting and abusing dozens of minor girls. He faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted.The defense had invoked Bernie Madoff, Enron’s Jeff Skilling and other high profile defendants who were granted bail, though none of them were accused of sex crimes involving minors which, by law, presumes the defendant will be remanded to pre-trial custody, the judge said.Cases involving these kind of accusations “are unusual in the criminal law insofar as they carry with them a presumption that ‘No condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the appearance of the person as required, and the safety of the community,’” Berman said during bail arguments.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Man lucky to be alive after driving car off six-story parking garage

first_imgSanta Monica Police Department(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — A man is lucky to be alive after somehow surviving driving his car off the top of a six-story parking garage.The Santa Monica Police Department first responded to reports of a vehicle that had gone over the side of a parking structure in Santa Monica, California, at approximately 12:10 a.m. on Sunday.The man inside the vehicle was a 20-year-old male from Twentynine Palms, California, and, while injured, was actually speaking with the responding officers but the circumstances around how he managed to drive his car off of a building remained unclear.“Due to the fact the driver was transported to the hospital and receiving medical treatment, they were unable to determine if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the incident,” said the Santa Monica Police Department in a statement on social media.Police have also obtained a warrant for the driver’s blood to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the cause of the incident.In spite of the man initially communicating with officers, he allegedly suffered critical non-visible injuries in the estimated 60-foot fall.“As a part this ongoing investigation, the Santa Monica Police Department learned that the driver experienced non-visible health issues while under the care of the Santa Monica Fire Department,” police said. “The SMFD transported the driver to the UCLA Westwood hospital in critical condition. The driver is recovering in stable condition at the hospital.”A preliminary investigation showed that the driver was with two people prior to the accident but they do not seem to be involved in the incident.The Santa Monica Police Department is still investigating the crash. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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WeWork dumps several Manhattan locations

first_img261 Madison Avenue and 205 East 42nd Street are among the closed locations. (Sapir, Durst, WeWork) WeWork recently exited several leases in Manhattan as the company eyes turning a profit by the end of the year — and a potential public offering via a special-purpose acquisition company.In recent weeks, the company closed and exited four locations in Midtown, Soho and the Meatpacking District, a WeWork spokesperson confirmed to The Real Deal. It’s also relocating members from a fifth location in Midtown where the company is in discussions with its landlord about the space.“Over the last twelve months, WeWork has continued to rationalize its global real estate portfolio as a part of the company’s plan to achieve profitability,” the spokesperson wrote in an email. “With an abundance of supply in the market, we have worked with our landlord partners to rightsize our footprint across New York City where we will continue to provide our members with unmatched space, service, and flexibility.”The closed locations are at the Sapir Organization’s 261 Madison Avenue, the Chetrit Group’s 404 Fifth Avenue and 428 Broadway, and William Gottlieb Real Estate’s 1 Little West 12th Street. At the Durst Organization’s 205 East 42nd Street in Midtown, where WeWork leases 125,000 square feet, the co-working company has told members it’s closing the space and is relocating them to other locations.A spokesperson for the Durst Organization said WeWork’s vacancy “provides an opportunity to reposition the space, activate a dozen outdoor terraces and collect a higher rent.” The closures come as WeWork looks to become profitable by the fourth quarter of this year. CEO Sandeep Mathrani told Reuters earlier this month that the company is “completely on track” to turn a profit by year’s end. He said the firm has $3 billion on its balance sheet, enough to get the firm through 2022.Mathrani and the company’s board have also been in discussions to go public via a SPAC affiliated with BOW Capital Management and at least one more SPAC. The deal would value the firm at around $10 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news.WeWork may also consider an additional private investment round. “Our significant progress combined with the increased market demand for flexible space, shows positive signs for our business,” a spokesperson for the firm told the publication. “We will continue to explore opportunities that help us move closer towards our goals.”WeWork hired JLL and Newmark Knight Frank last year to review the company’s portfolio and cut costs by negotiating rent relief or converting leases into profit-sharing agreements. Mathrani in June said the company was rethinking one in five leases.Contact Rich Bockmann TagsChetrit Groupdurst organizationsapir organizationWeWork Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Full Name*last_img read more

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On the winding of auroral spirals: interhemispheric observations and Hallinan’s theory revisited

first_imgAuroral spirals are the largest vortex structures that appear in auroral arcs. Their diameters vary from tens to hundreds of kilometers. We have collected an all-sky camera data set of 216 events including 189 northern and 27 southern hemispheric spirals. For the first time in the literature, this study shows spiral structures from both hemispheres with similar occurrence distributions for their scale sizes and a sense of rotation that is always counterclockwise when viewed along the geomagnetic field. In a few cases the time resolution was adequate to follow the winding process and the relative brightness of the spirals. These events show that the winding motion of the auroral structure is opposite to the anticipated plasma flow in the same region, and that the winding process is controlled by the intensity of the auroral precipitation. We show that these findings are consistent with the model of Hallinan [1976]. He suggested that spirals are related to periodic undulations developing in an upward field-aligned current (FAC) sheet. In this model, the winding of the auroral structure manifests the magnetic field line twisting in a direction different from the ionospheric plasma flow. We discuss Hallinan’s theory in more detail: First, we derive the complete solutions of the magnetic field perturbation. Second, we compute the structure of the FAC sheet and show that it reproduces the shape and sense of rotation of auroral spirals. Third, we consider the factors that affect the amount of spiral winding. In particular, we show that the spiral winding is controlled by the strength of the FAC perturbation in the arc and thereby is related to auroral precipitation and arc brightness observed. We also find the relationship between the finite field-aligned distance required for spirals to fully evolve and the amplitude of the FAC perturbation and discuss how this relationship could be used to identify the source region for the FAC perturbation. However, the assumption of a constant background field in the model hampers detailed comparisons with observed FACs and spatial scale sizes. Further development of the model is needed before we can conclude, for example, if at the altitude of the acceleration region, the conditions would be favorable for the spiral winding mechanism.last_img read more

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Wrestling coach accused of picking player up by neck during tournament

first_imgMarch 21, 2019 /Sports News – National Wrestling coach accused of picking player up by neck during tournament Beau Lund Written by If this is what coach #EricAngle does to these kids he coaches in front 100’s of people, imagine what he might be doing to them when no one is around. pic.twitter.com/yTpgK14Vwc— MakeLove (@MakeLoveMMA) March 20, 2019“We immediately took action and [Angle] was ejected from the building,” Hoover told ABC News in a phone interview. “Eric has no affiliation with Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling nor has he ever been employed by us.” Hoover said junior wrestlers bring their own coaches to the competition. They are often relatives of the competitors. Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling is cooperating with authorities, according to Hoover. Angle was arrested by University of Pittsburgh police and charged with simple assault, according to Joe Miksch, the director of media relations at the University of Pittsburgh. The incident happened after the young wrestler lost a match, according to ABC News affiliate WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. “I should have just walked away and let him get thrown out,” Angle told WTAE. “Instead, I’m the one who embarrassed myself even more.” Miksch did not confirm if Angle is the brother of pro wrestler and WWE star Kurt Angle. Kurt Angle, a Pennsylvania native, has a brother named Eric who is also a pro wrestler and has appeared on WWE programming. ABC News’ efforts to reach Eric Angle were unsuccessful.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTammy Fullum/iStock(PITTSBURGH) — A wrestling coach is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a player at a junior competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A witness captured video of Eric Angle, 51, allegedly picking a young wrestler up by the neck and tossing him to the floor during the 2019 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships at the University of Pittsburgh on March 16. Steve Hoover, chairperson of Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling, the organization that hosted the competition, confirmed the authenticity of the video to ABC News. He said the alleged victim is between 11 and 12 years old.last_img read more

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