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A test of the magnetospheric source of travelling convection vortices

first_img[1] Traveling convection vortices (TCVs) are a powerful tool for probing the nature of the coupling between the solar wind, the magnetosphere, and the ionosphere. There is no reliable model of the plasma concentration in the magnetosphere, resulting in uncertainties about the factors controlling the scale size, the motion, and the numbers of field-aligned currents associated with TCV events. There is also uncertainty about whether TCV generation is current driven, voltage driven, or even driven by some more complex source. We use conjugate ground-based magnetometer data from the Greenland magnetometer chain and Antarctica to test the nature of the magnetospheric source of 18 TCV events associated with changes in the magnetopause dynamic pressure. This is achieved by statistically comparing two groups of TCV events: for one group the conjugate ionospheres are of similar conductivity, and for the other group the conductivities of the conjugate ionospheres differ by an order of magnitude. Statistically, we find that conjugate TCV events are of similar intensity in both hemispheres regardless of any difference in conductivity between the two hemispheres. We propose that this is evidence in favor of a constant current source for TCVs where the amplitude of a TCV is controlled by the local plasma concentration, the magnetic field strength, and the acceleration of the plasma.last_img read more

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Utah State Football Reveals Two Kickoff Times

first_imgMay 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Reveals Two Kickoff Times Tags: Big Ten Network/BYU/Michigan State/Utah State Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Thursday, Utah State football discovered when two of the Aggies’ games on the season will be played as television broadcast information was released.The August 31 season opener at Michigan State will be a Big Ten Network broadcast at 5:00 pm MDT. This commemorates the second consecutive season the Aggies will begin against a Big Ten foe, traveling out to Wisconsin last season.Additionally, the Aggies’ October 5 game at BYU will be an ESPN-2 broadcast at 7:00 pm MDT. Brad Jameslast_img

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Property Software Group (PSG) goes to Zoopla for £75 million

first_imgHome » News » Products & Services » Property Software Group (PSG) goes to Zoopla for £75 million Property Software Group (PSG) goes to Zoopla for £75 million20th April 201601,644 Views Zoopla Property Group Plc (“ZPG”) has announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire The Property Software Group (“PSG”), the UK’s market-leading provider of software solutions to property professionals, used in over 8,000 agency branches.PSG was sold by the Guardian Media Group in December 2013 for £17.8million, in a management buyout backed by LDC and this sale at £75 million brings a return to LDC of over four times its investment, just 27 months later. An impressive sum for a company that was established less than 10 years ago and made underlying profits of £5.1million in the last financial year (to March 2016).PSG software products provide daily workflow tools to over 8,000 estate and letting agencies (quoted as being around 40 per cent) across the UK through its cloud-based (Alto, Jupix) and desktop (Vebra, Core, CFP) software products and provides essential systems for the day-to-day management of inventory, marketing and communications as well as diary management, chain progression, business reporting tools and financial processes.PSG’s newest products, MyPropertyFile and MoveIT, provide agents with digital platforms for engaging more effectively with their clients and generating additional revenue streams from a variety of property-related services.The acquisition of PSG is, says ZPG, a core part of its continued mission to ‘be the most effective partner for UK property professionals’ and will enable the enlarged Group to offer agents the UK property industry’s first end-to-end solution including software and CRM, digital marketing and market insight tools and further revenue opportunities.PSG has an impressive financial track record, a strong management team with deep software and property market expertise, a market-leading product proposition and significant growth opportunities both in its core software business and new products. Post completion, PSG will continue to operate as a standalone platform and brand with business as usual and the PSG team becoming an integral part of the wider Group. Mark Goddard, CEO of PSG, will become Managing Director of the Group’s Property Services division, reporting to ZPG Founder & CEO, Alex Chesterman.Completion is conditional upon either the cancellation of PSG’s existing FCA Consumer Credit License or FCA approval of the change of control of PSG, whichever is the earlier.Alex Chesterman (left), Founder & CEO of Zoopla Property Group Plc said, “This acquisition is a game-changer, combining ZPG’s best-in-class property marketing solutions with PSG’s best-in-class property workflow solutions, and will transform the services available for both UK agents and consumers.“We will be able to offer UK property professionals an unrivalled proposition supporting them with their software and CRM solutions, digital marketing requirements, data and market insight tools along with providing them a range of new revenue opportunities through PSG’s MoveIT platform.“Our ambition has always been to be the most effective partner to the UK property industry and this deal will allow us to work more closely with our agent partners and offer them an even more compelling service. I look forward to welcoming Mark and his team to the ZPG family.”Mark Goddard (right), CEO of The Property Software Group added, “I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last 9 years but it is just the start. We’ve had a long-standing relationship with the team at ZPG and are incredibly excited to continue our journey as part of their growth and innovation story. We are very much looking forward to continuing to develop unmatched software tools and innovative products and to delivering even better value to our clients.”Jeffries, the investment banking firm, reacted to the news with a ‘BUY’ rating.“Rating BUY; Price Target 415.00p (from 400.00p); Price 277.30p, saying: “Cutting out the middle man. In essence today’s acquisition will ultimately lead to less complexity and more services for Zoopla and PSG’s customers. For instance in all but the smallest UK businesses, agents upload property details to their back office systems before uploading again to the property portals. Today’s acquisition will allow Zoopla to provide a one stop shop for day to day inventory and CRM management all the way through to digital marketing.Market leader. PSG provides software to around 8,000 branches (a c.40% market share) and we understand that the next largest player Reapit has around a 15% market share.Sticky customers. Customer churn is much lower for PSG than it has been in Zoopla’s recent past, in the year to 31 March 2016 customer retention was more than 97%Cross selling opportunities. We understand that only around 3,000 of PSG’s customers currently use the Zoopla platform, by providing an end to end solution we expect many the PSG only customers to join the Zoopla platform over the medium, although do not factor such cross-selling into our estimates.Financial highlights. Acquisition consideration £75m (implied 14.7x EBITDA – year to 31 March 16). We have penciled in c.20% EBITDA growth for FY17 and FY18, with 4 months contribution for Zoopla’s FY16Estimate changes. Our initial take is that consensus EPS will increase by c.3% for FY16 and c.5% in FY17.Valuation/RisksValuation: At 277p Zoopla trades on a CY2016E PER of 22.9x and EV/EBITDA of 18.0x. Our PT of 415p is based on DCF valuation weighted 50% to our Neutral Case, 40% to our Bull Case and 10% to our Downside Case.Risks: The key risks to our estimates are the threat of challenger portal OTM, integration risks relating to acquisitions (U-Switch and PSG) and a downturn in the UK housing market leading to a material reduction in the number of estate agency branches and new build developments.The Property Software Group acquisition PSG software solutions supplier Zoopla Zoopla Property Group Plc 2016-04-20The Negotiator Related articles Client accounting firm honoured with Queen’s Award29th April 2021 Give conveyancers up-front property information earlier, Sprift urges agents15th April 2021 Leading inventories service and Reapit integrate for ‘faster check-outs’9th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. 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Kearsarge ARG ships deploy from Norfolk

first_img View post tag: USS Kearsarge View post tag: Kearsarge ARG View post tag: US Navy Photo: Friends and family members watch as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departs Naval Station Norfolk. Photo: US Navycenter_img US Navy sailors attached to the amphibious ready group centered around the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) started their deployment on December 17, after getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.In addition to USS Kearsarge as the flagship, the group includes San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), and components of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).The Kearsarge ARG departed Norfolk after the USS Kearsarge completed a Planned Maintenance Availability in 2017 before deploying in support of relief operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria in late 2017.The amphibious ready group spent most of 2018 preparing for the deployment. The groups also completed the navy’s first East Coast surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise in June.Kearsarge’s commanding officer, Capt. Jason Rimmer, said he is confident the ARG is ready to take on the deployment’s challenges.“Kearsarge has spent the last four months focused on combat readiness and tactical skills,” said Rimmer. “The Kearsarge crew performed across all areas during a number of underway rehearsals and cemented their reputation as who a team that demonstrates the utmost in integrity, trust and grit. Although each of us will bid a sentimental farewell to family and friends, we sail with a confidence built on proficiency and stand ready to take the watch, maintain freedom of the seas and deter aggression.”Deployments of the Kearsarge ARG usually include operations in European and Middle East waters. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Criminal Justice Adjunct Position

first_imgTeaching Responsibilities * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Position Summary The candidate will have earned a Graduate Degree (Master’s orabove) in Criminology, Criminal Justice. Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/440 Posting Details State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Nondiscrimination Statementcenter_img Position TitleCriminal Justice Adjunct Position Qualifications The appointment will include teaching lower and upper-divisionclasses. * Are you a Christian?YesNo The Department of History & Government at California BaptistUniversity invites applications for an adjunct position in CriminalJustice. * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsResumeCover LetterCurriculum VitaeLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2Letter of Reference 3Unofficial TranscriptHigh School Diploma/G.E.D.Other DocumentUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Other Document 2Other Document 3Other Document 4Christian Experience Essaylast_img read more

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Weichert, Realtors’ Jersey City Downtown Office, Top Associates Recognized for…

first_imgJoe Cubias, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that Weichert’s Jersey City Downtown office and several top-producing sales associates were recognized for outstanding performance in June.The Jersey City Downtown office, which is managed by Robert Sanchez, led the Weichert sales region in four categories during the month: dollar volume, listings, revenue units and sales. The region is comprised of offices throughout Hudson County and parts of Bergen County. ×  1 / 3  Nader Rezai  2 / 3  Irina Barnaby  3 / 3  Natalie Esfandiari ❮ ❯ 1 / 3  Nader Rezai  2 / 3  Irina Barnaby  3 / 3  Natalie Esfandiari ❮ ❯center_img Among teams, sales associate Nader Rezai and his team led the Weichert sales region in the same four categories: dollar volume, listings, revenue units and sales.Individually, sales associate Irina “Irene” Barnaby led the Weichert sales region in dollar volume, revenue units and sales. Fellow Jersey City Downtown office sales associate Natalie Esfandiari led the sales region in listings for June.Invite these talented neighborhood specialists in to learn about the real estate services offered by Weichert, Realtors. They can be reached in Weichert’s Jersey City Downtown office at 273 Grove Street, or call (201) 333-4443 for more information.last_img read more

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Local Surfing Legend Dean Randazzo Trades Wetsuit For Lectern

first_imgDean Randazzo, of Ventnor, will share his story of surfing success and cancer recovery at the Lecture For A Cause Thursday, Dec. 27, at Atlantic City Country Club. (Courtesy Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation) Dean Randazzo is typically a man of few words. New Jersey’s most successful professional surfer has always expressed himself on the water, riding the biggest waves in the world. But he has a story to tell. Randazzo, who lives in Ventnor and is a longtime fixture of the Ocean City surfing scene, will share his story of becoming a professional surfer, battling cancer and his recovery at the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Lecture For A Cause 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, according to a press release. Admission is free, and the event is presented by Morris Antebi Pain Specialist. Guests will enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar as Randazzo shares tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the value of a positive attitude and the importance of early cancer screenings.Surfers compete in one of the Dean Randazzo Surf for a Cause competitions. (Photo Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation website)Born in Atlantic City, Randazzo grew up in Margate and Somers Point. As an amateur surfer in 1989, he represented Mainland Regional High School at a National Scholastic Surfing Association competition in California. He turned pro the following year. In 1996, he qualified for the ASP World Championship Tour, becoming the first New Jersey competitor to do so.At the height of his career in 2001, Randazzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He lost some sponsors, but a groundswell of support energized his recovery and his next mission — the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation.Randazzo received multiple bone marrow transplants from his brother, Joe, to help him battle through four rounds of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and climb back up the ranks of competitive surfing. His return to Lower Trestles in San Clemente, Calif., in April 2002, earned him third place, after placing second the previous year before his diagnosis. Randazzo won the Garden State Grudge Match in 2002 and again in 2007. In 2004, he earned MVP honors at the X Games and won the Red Bull Icebreak.He has represented the United States in the International Surfing Association’s World Masters Championships and is a member of the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.Surfers gather during a competition. (Courtesy Dean Randazzo Foundation website)last_img read more

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Indiana National Guard to assist with COVID-19 relief through February

first_img Facebook Google+ By Network Indiana – December 25, 2020 0 272 Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Indiana National Guard to assist with COVID-19 relief through February WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleUSPS asking residents to clear path, mailboxes from snow and iceNext articleSanta’s “helper” has meltdown at mall in Merrillville, flips out at mom, children Network Indiana Pinterest (Photo supplied/Indiana National Guard) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has extended the National Guard’s COVID-19 assistance orders through February.National Guard troops are in nursing homes across the state to help healthcare staff, allowing them to provide more direct care and better handle any coronavirus concerns.Around 1300 guard members have been working in nursing homes in Indiana since November.Governor Holcomb also extended the Restart Indiana grant program, which offers small businesses financial grants from a few hundred dollars up to $20,000.The program was supposed to end Tuesday, but Holcomb is keeping the program open until January 22nd. Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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Labour MP suggests first UK small business day

first_imgShadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has proposed that Britain should host a similar scheme to the United States’ Small Business Saturday.The Labour MP wrote to American Express, which has sponsored the one-day event in the US, during the first weekend after Thanksgiving, since 2010, asking to host the same concept in the UK.He suggested 7 December as an ideal date to help Britain’s small, independent and local businesses benefit from the event in the run up to the Christmas period.Last year’s Small Business Saturday, which took place on 24 November, saw consumers spend a total of $5.5bn (£3.4bn) with independent businesses.The Department for Communities and Local Government said it was an idea that would be considered, according to the BBC News website.last_img

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Teen Robbed 7 People in 45 Minutes in Valley Stream, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A teenager has been accused of going on an robbery spree in which he and an accomplice who has yet to be apprehended allegedly tried to mug seven people at gunpoint in Valley Stream in less than an hour as the Fourth of July turned into early Friday morning.Nassau County police said 19-year-old Michael Davidson of North Valley Stream and a second suspect flashed a handgun at an 18-year-old man and woman and stole their cell phones on Sunset Road  at 11:16 p.m. Thursday.A half hour later, the accused gunmen allegedly tried to rob two people on Fenwood Drive at the corner of Waverly Place but the victims fled, police said.Shortly later at the same corner, the suspects approached a 22-year-old man, hit him in the face, stole his cell phone and fled the scene, police said.Shortly before midnight, police said a patrol sergeant caught the duo in the act of trying to rob two more people at the corner of Merrick Road and North Waldinger Avenue.The suspects fled but the sergeant apprehended Davidson shortly later following a struggle and recovered a .380 caliber handgun, authorities said. The second suspect escaped.Both the sergeant and the suspect were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.Davidson was charged with robbery, assault and criminal use of a firearm.He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.Robbery Squad detectives ask that the victims of the attempted robbery on North Waldinger Avenue contact them  at 516-573-8040.last_img read more

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