Van Allen Probes observations of chorus wave vector orientations: Implications for the chorus-to-hiss mechanism

first_imgUsing observations from the Van Allen Probes EMFISIS instrument, coupled with ray tracing simulations, we determine the fraction of chorus wave power with the conditions required to access the plasmasphere and evolve into plasmaspheric hiss. It is found that only an extremely small fraction of chorus occurs with the required wave vector orientation, carrying only a small fraction of the total chorus wave power. The exception is on the edge of plasmaspheric plumes, where strong azimuthal densitygradients are present. In these cases, up to 94% of chorus wave power exists with the conditions required to access the plasmasphere. As such, we conclude that strong azimuthal density gradients are actually a requirement if a significant fraction of chorus wave power is to enter the plasmasphere and be a source of plasmaspheric hiss. This result suggests it is unlikely that chorus directly contributes a significant fraction of plasmaspheric hiss wave power.last_img read more

ZPG refinances its debt following recent business buying spree

first_imgZoopla parent company ZPG has revealed that it is to restructure its debt by raising £200 million through a bond or ‘senior notes’ issue.ZPG says the bonds will become due for repayment in five years’ time and will help it refinance its debt by securing more “attractive interest rates” until 2023.This gives it a further three years of breathing space – its existing debt, which is part of a £325 million facility, is due for repayment in 2020.In ZPG’s most recent financial report for 2017, the company says it spent £97.5 million repaying debt, up from £52.5 million during 2016.The bond issue, which will not be public and will be offered to investors through different financial channels, follows a significant spending spree by the company which has seen it acquire several businesses.Expensive acquisitionsThis has included most recently – and expensively – the acquisition of financial products website Money for £80m and Dutch property data firm Calcasa for £26.5 million.Within its latest results published late last year, ZPG revealed that it had a net debt (borrowings minus cash in the bank) of £191.5 million, up from £146.5 million in 2016, although its total borrowings and loans stood at £266.9 million.During 2017 ZPG extended its credit facilities by £125 million and raised £74.3 million through a share placing.“The proposed new debt package is expected to strengthen the Company’s financial position by offering it increased financial flexibility, providing a more stable and appropriate capital structure and allowing it to secure attractive interest rates for the next five years,” a ZPG spokesperson says.Read more about ZPG bond issue Calcassa debt refinancing Zoopla ZPG January 8, 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » ZPG refinances its debt following recent business buying spree previous nextProducts & ServicesZPG refinances its debt following recent business buying spreeAfter total debt rises to £267 million, Zoopla’s parent company decides to refinance itself with a bond issue.Nigel Lewis8th January 201801,041 Viewslast_img read more

Burtonwood site in Cheshire sold for £90m

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Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool & Man Utd

first_imgTottenham v Sheffield UnitedSpurs thumped Crvena Zvezda in midweek and it was great to see Son Heung-min score two after his involvement in Andre Gomes’ horrific injury last Sunday. But the 1-1 draw at Everton was another example of Spurs blowing a lead and they need to beat Sheffield United. It won’t be easy, as United are going great, but I have a feeling Spurs can do it.Dimitar’s prediction: 3-0. Comment Betfair Exchange Odds Burnley 11/8, Draw 11/4, West Ham 9/4 Liverpool v Manchester CityWhoever plays in goal for Manchester City won’t be too much of a concern for Pep Guardiola, as he has faith in Ederson’s understudy Claudio Bravo. The City manager will be aiming to come away from Anfield with three points on Sunday. It will be tight, and the first half could be a tactical chess match, but I’m backing City to nick this one and blow the title race wide open.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-2. Betfair Exchange Odds Wolves 20/21, Draw 11/4, Aston Villa 7/2 Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool & Man Utd Newcastle v BournemouthI had a feeling Newcastle would raise their game for the trip to West Ham last Saturday and so it proved with Steve Bruce’s men holding on to win 3-2. Bournemouth upset the odds by beating Manchester United but, with a long trip to the north east, I can see them coming unstuck against this gutsy Magpies team.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-0. Advertisement Betfair Exchange Odds Southampton 2/1, Draw 5/2, Everton 8/5 Betfair Exchange Odds Manchester United 5/7, Draw 11/4, Brighton 11/2 Betfair Exchange Odds Tottenham 5/8, Draw 6/5, Sheffield United 11/2 Betfair Exchange Odds Newcastle 7/4, Draw 12/5, Bournemouth – 15/4 Dimitar Berbatov previews another blockbuster weekend of Premier League action (Pictures: REX/ Premier League clubs enjoyed a productive week in Europe but attention returns to domestic action this weekend.Liverpool’s heavyweight summit meeting with reigning champions Manchester City at Anfield tops the bill with Jurgen Klopp’s side presented with an opportunity to take a potentially decisive nine-point lead into the international break.Elsewhere, Chelsea are strong favourites to continue their rapid progress under Frank Lampard with what would be a sixth straight win when they host Crystal Palace, while it could be curtains for Unai Emery if his under-performing Arsenal side drop more points at rampant Leicester.Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Bebatov reviews the action exclusively for…AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTChelsea v Crystal PalaceIt’s five league wins in a row for Chelsea and their stunning comeback against Ajax will have felt like a victory. But you have to remember Ajax had two players sent off and ask why Chelsea let themselves go 4-1 down at home in the first place. Against Crystal Palace, the Blues will concede again and it will be close.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1.center_img Betfair Exchange odds Chelsea 4/11, Draw 9/2, Crystal Palace 9/1 Betfair Exchange Odds Leicester 21/20, Draw 14/5, Arsenal 14/5 For more from Betfair Ambassador Dimitar Berbatov head to and to find out more about the new Betfair Exchange ‘How to Hub’ head to Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Betfair Exchange Odds Liverpool 13/8, Draw 11/4, Manchester City 9/5 Southampton v EvertonSaints lost their last home match in the league 9-0 against the excellent Leicester. They showed more fight, and better organisation in going down 2-1 away to Man City last weekend, and I reckon they can bounce back again on Saturday. Everton are really struggling so I expect a draw here.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1. Burnley v West HamLast week, the Clarets became the latest team to be outplayed at Brammall Lane, losing 3-0 to a strong Sheffield United team. Burnley should be much better at Turf Moor on Saturday but West Ham come to Lancashire needing a result.Dimitar’s prediction: 1-1. Leicester v ArsenalWhat is Brendan Rodgers telling his players in training? What are they eating? Whatever it is, the results are there for all to see with Leicester flying in the Premier League this season. That man Jamie Vardy scored against last weekend and I can see him getting amongst the goals against a struggling Arsenal team that played in the Europa League in midweek (albeit on Wednesday).Dimitar’s prediction: 2-1. Dimitar BerbatovFriday 8 Nov 2019 10:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link379Shares Advertisement Wolves v Aston VillaWolves played well and won in the Europa League on Thursday. The question is, will they be tired when they host west Midlands rivals Aston Villa, who were unlucky against Liverpool last week, on Sunday? I have a feeling Wolves might struggle against Villa and am going for the away win.AdvertisementAdvertisementDimitar’s prediction: 2-1. Man U v BrightonBrighton sit above United in the table but it’s still difficult for me to contemplate anything other than a home victory when the Reds play at Old Trafford. Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all scored in midweek which should be good for their confidence. United need to put the fear factor back into their performances, especially at home.Dimitar’s prediction: 2-0.last_img read more

Syracuse dominates Pittsburgh, 5-2, after dropping doubles point

first_img Published on April 5, 2019 at 8:34 pm Contact Arabdho: [email protected] | @aromajumder Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse head coach Younes Limam needed his team to “wake up” in doubles, he said. While Pittsburgh players shouted an extended “Si” after winning points and extended their fist pumps, SU players gave a muted “Come on.” Their only wide gestures came after errors.“I just heard the other team being extremely passionate and playing with a lot of energy,” Limam said. “Doubles is about 30 minutes, 45 minutes, and if you don’t bring it early on, you’re going to have your back against the wall, and I think that’s what happened.”During the break between singles and doubles, Limam told his players that they needed to bring more intensity the rest of the match. Syracuse (12-8, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) responded to its coach’s message, coming back to beat Pittsburgh (4-14, 0-11), 5-2, and preserve the Orange’s decade-long winning streak against the Panthers.“It gave me a lot of energy,” Dina Hegab said of Limam’s words before singles. “I had a lot of negative energy … I was just mad, and I think it was just helping me a lot.”Their home win broke a two-match losing skid and marked the third time the Orange have come back after dropping the doubles point. Limam has said throughout the season that he believes SU has the talent to win all six singles points, and that statement was nearly proved true on Friday. Syracuse’s only singles loss came when Guzal Yusupova retired while leading by a set.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez fell behind on court three and Hegab and Yusupova did the same on court one, there were murmurs from the crowd. Coming into Friday, Pittsburgh had picked up just six points against ACC opponents, and lost its last four by a combined score of 28-0. Something was off with SU to start.Knutson wasn’t hitting the ball with the normal power she’s shown, swinging and missing through routine forehands with her right arm featuring a black sleeve. After one missed first serve into the net, Knutson dropped her sleeved arm and shook it, squinting in pain. As the misses and errors piled up, Knutson’s face scrunched up with a worried look, one not even Ramirez’s smile could make go away.Knutson and Ramirez were the first to fall, 6-2, but on court two, Sofya Golubovskaya and Sonya Treshcheva kept Pitt from clinching the point by earning a break midway through the set. But even as they went on to win 6-3, there were moments of miscommunication, including one point where they both pulled back from a ball between them, then gave each other a look to suggest the other should have played it. Yusupova and Hegab finished soon after with a 6-4 loss, erasing any impact of Golubovskaya and Treshcheva’s win on court two.“We just missed a lot of returns, we didn’t get into the rallies and we started a little bit flat at the beginning,” Limam said of Hegab and Yusupova. “And in doubles, you play one set, and if you’re down 3-0, it gets complicated.”After doubles finished, Knutson took her sleeve off, put on a sweatshirt and packed her bag. She would watch the rest of the dual from the sideline along with Treshcheva. Limam walked over to the pair and told them, “Be as loud as you’ve ever been.” Even as she iced her right forearm, Knutson tried to clap and yelled encouragement at Ramirez on the court closest to her.Pittsburgh’s yells of “Si” continued to echo around Drumlins Country Club. But it started to mix with groans of frustration from the Panthers. Syracuse asserted itself immediately in singles, taking all six first sets.With two of her accounting professors cheering her on from the bleachers, Ramirez moved into first singles seamlessly, filling in for Knutson. She held on serve to win the second set and clinch a straight sets victory, her fifth win in her last six matches, and turned to smile and thank her professors for coming.Golubovskaya similarly transitioned to second singles and cruised past Pittsburgh’s lone ranked singles player, Claudia Bartolome. She remained nonchalant for most of the match, even while winning, but after one error by Bartolome which caused the Pitt player to shout in frustration, Golubovskaya turned to Treshcheva and laughed.“We should have done a much better job shutting them down,” Hegab said. “This is something we can learn from today and have a better start in doubles.”Mesh and Hegab also won in straight sets, neither giving up more than three games in a set, leaving Masha Tritou at fourth singles. The only match that went all three sets, its final frame was shortened into a super tiebreaker as SU had already clinched the win. Neither player was able to grab a mini-break and go on a run, but Tritou edged out her opponent, Camila Moreno, 10-8.Moreno hesitated for a second after losing, standing on the block “S” behind the baseline, contemplating her next move. Then she smashed the ball in her hand into the backdrop. After a day that started with Pittsburgh’s cheers, the final sound reverberating throughout Drumlins was a boom confirming Tritou and Syracuse’s victory. Commentslast_img read more