The geomagnetic conditions were moderately disturbed (K-p=2) during magnetic midnight on 10 December 1999, when the Tasman International Geospace Environment Radar (TIGER), a Southern Hemisphere HF SuperDARN radar, observed a persistent, sharp latitudinal decrease (similar to90km) in spectral width near similar to69degreesA. The line-of-sight Doppler velocity also rapidly declined across this spectral width boundary (SWB). The region poleward of the SWB was characterized by high spectral widths (> 200 m/s), and the start of bursty equatorward and eastward flows (>500 m/s), which rapidly expanded equatorward. The relationships between familiar ionospheric and magnetospheric regions were inferred by comparing TIGER data with spectrograms calculated from precipitating particles measured on board the Defence Meteorology Satellite Program (DMSP) F14 satellite. The high spectral width scatter is often observed, and on this evening it was associated with irregularities forming on the open (but soon to be reconnected) field lines threading the polar cap ionosphere to the southern tail lobe. The region equatorward of the SWB was characterized by very low spectral widths (<50 m/s) and generally slower, more zonal flows (<300m/s). This kind of scatter is more transient, and was associated with irregularities residing on the closed field lines threading the discrete and diffuse auroral oval to the plasma sheet boundary layer (PSBL) and central plasma sheet (CPS). Hence, the SWB was a reasonable proxy for the open-closed field line boundary, and the equatorward limit of the region, with low spectral width, was probably aligned with the poleward wall of the main ionospheric trough. The SWB was observed to contract poleward and expand equatorward on time scales of similar to10 min, much as would be expected during balanced dayside and nightside reconnection. Total electron content (TEC) measurements made at Macquarie Island (-65degreesA) and Hobart (-54degreesA), and the ionograms recorded at the same stations, as well as at Bundoora (-49degreesA), also helped to validate the interpretation.
Ayoze Perez’s superb header quickly pulled Newcastle level, but they were reduced to 10 men when DeAndre Yedlin was sent off after 57 minutes.Newcastle had dominated the first half – Salomon Rondon smashing a free-kick against the crossbar – but came under increasing pressure after Yedlin’s dismissal.Doherty forced a diving save from Dubravka and Raul Jimenez hit the crossbar, before the former struck the decisive blow as the clock ticked down.Victory is Wolves’ second in succession in the Premier League – the first time they have secured back-to-back wins since early October.Wolves’ week could not have gone much better.This victory came four days after they ended a run of seven league games without a victory by beating fourth-placed Chelsea 2-1.They were made to work hard by Newcastle, who had the upper hand prior to Yedlin’s dismissal.But Jota was again influential – scoring his second goal in as many weeks and winning the free-kick which led to the sending-off. It was also his shot that was palmed into Doherty’s path late on, and Wolves will hope his bright form continues throughout a festive period that includes matches against Liverpool and Tottenham.For now, though, they can celebrate a place in the Premier League’s top 10.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Matt Doherty headed home in the fifth minute of injury time to give Wolves victory over 10-man Newcastle at St James’ Park.Doherty netted the rebound after Diogo Jota’s shot was pushed into his path by Magpies goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.Jota had given Wolves the lead before the break when he side-footed home. read more
Fantasy football leagues that play through Week 17 are always likely to encounter a few key players sitting out, but rarely is it someone as transcendent as Lamar Jackson. After all, he’s scored more fantasy points in 2019 than any QB has scored in a single season. With the Ravens locked in to the AFC’s No. 1 seed, the concern about Jackson resting in Week 17 — and greatly altering the Week 17 fantasy QB rankings — is very real (Robert Griffin III, anyone?).(Update: The Ravens announced Jackson will sit out Week 17. Enter Griffin.) There’s another former Heisman Trophy winner who could be out of commission for a different reason in Week 17. Kyler Murray hurt his quad Sunday and couldn’t finish the game, instead watching Brett Hundley lead the Cardinals to a win in Seattle. After the game, Kliff Kingsbury didn’t provide an outlook for the season’s final week. Arizona has no reason to push it with its rookie, but for now we’ve left Murray in our rankings so you know where he would rank if he plays.WEEK 17 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerYou can feel better in Week 17 with most of the other top quarterbacks because there are some good matchups to take advantage of. Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston should go back and forth in a shootout against bad secondaries. Dak Prescott should light up the Redskins’ defense like Daniel Jones just did. You shouldn’t even be concerned about Russell Wilson against the 49ers, a defense that has been ravaged by injuries (although you could be more concerned about Russ after he didn’t do anything against the Cardinals in Week 16).If you’re looking for a stream this week, grab Broncos rookie Drew Lock. A matchup with a weak Oakland secondary should bode well for Lock and his strong offensive weapons. You could also stream another rookie, Daniel Jones, against the Eagles, after the youngster from Duke had a huge game against Washington in Week 16. WEEK 17 PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endThe other QB situations that bear watching are in Buffalo and Pittsburgh. The Bills are actually already locked into the AFC’s No. 5 seed, so they could rest players. And the Steelers might have a decision to make at QB if Mason Rudolph is healthy enough to challenge Devlin Hodges. (Hopefully you don’t have a similar decision involving those players.)(Update: Deshaun Watson, Josh Allen, Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff have been dropped down slightly to account for the risk of them not playing a full game Sunday.)MORE: Which players are sitting out Week 17? Note: These rankings will be updated throughout the week, including if there’s news on other players sitting out, so check back for player movement.WEEK 17 DFS:DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! GPP | FD Cash | ValuesWeek 17 Fantasy QB RankingsThese rankings are for standard leagues with 4-point passing TDs.RankPlayer1Jameis Winston, TB vs. ATL2Patrick Mahomes II, KC vs. LAC3Dak Prescott, DAL vs. WAS4Matt Ryan, ATL @ TB5Russell Wilson, SEA vs. SF6Drew Brees, NO @ CAR7Ryan Tannehill, TEN @ HOU8Aaron Rodgers, GB @ DET9Carson Wentz, PHI @ NYG10Deshaun Watson, HOU vs. TEN11Philip Rivers, LAC @ KC12Tom Brady, NE vs. MIA13Kyler Murray, ARZ @ LAR14Baker Mayfield, CLE @ CIN15Josh Allen, BUF vs. NYJ16Drew Lock, DEN vs. OAK17Mitchell Trubisky, CHI @ MIN18Jared Goff, LAR vs. ARZ19Robert Griffin III, BAL vs. PIT20Gardner Minshew, JAX vs. IND21Jimmy Garoppolo, SF @ SEA22Daniel Jones, NYG vs. PHI23Jacoby Brissett, IND @ JAX24Andy Dalton, CIN vs. CLE25Derek Carr, OAK @ DEN26Sam Darnold, NYJ @ BUF27Kirk Cousins, MIN vs. CHI28Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA @ NE29Case Keenum, WAS @ DAL30Will Grier, CAR vs. NO31David Blough, DET vs. GB32Devlin Hodges, PIT @ BAL read more
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s officials announced on Thursday that the Florida man who pointed a gun at another Walmart shopper who told him to wear a mask is now facing felony charges.28-year-old Vincent Scavetta was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and improper exhibition of a firearm after surrendering Wednesday to Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies. At a Thursday hearing, bail was set at $15,000.According to an arrest report, Scavetta admitted to sheriff’s investigators he was the shopper in surveillance video who pulled a gun during a July 12 argument with Chris Estrada, who had told him to wear a mask because of the coronavirus pandemic. Palm Beach County requires masks be worn in stores.Scavetta told investigators he had been wearing a mask but took it off because it got wet in the rain.The argument began when Estrada’s young daughter almost walked into Scavetta and his father. The men agreed in their statements that Estrada told Scavetta he should wear a mask and Scavetta cursed at him. Estrada told Scavetta not to curse in front of his daughter.In the video, the two men can be seen yelling at each other, when Scavetta raised his middle finger at Estrada, who advanced at Scavetta pointing his umbrella.Once Scavetta started to walk away, Estrada said something more to Scavetta, and that’s when he pulled his .40-caliber handgun.Scavetta said Estrada had threatened him and his father and hit him in the forehead with his umbrella’s tip. Scavetta, who has a concealed weapons permit, told investigators he pulled out his gun because he feared for his life. He said he holstered his gun and he had his father left the store.He told detectives he felt bad that he had scared Estrada’s daughter by pulling the gun on her father.Estrada told detectives he did not want to pursue charges, but he wanted Scavetta to lose his concealed weapons permit. Detectives told Scavetta’s attorney that no charges would likely be filed if Scavetta gave up his permit, but Scavetta declined. Prosecutors then decided to pursue charges. read more