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Gondwanian age dextral transpression and spatial kinematic partitioning within the Heritage Range, Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica

first_imgThe Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica, consist of two mountain ranges; the Sentinel, and Heritage ranges. The more southerly Heritage Range is composed of a lower Paleozoic sedimentary and volcanic rock sequence, deformed during a single major deformation event in the early Mesozoic. This Gondwanian Orogeny possibly resulted from Andean-style convergence along the southern margin of Gondwana, prior to break-up of the super-continent, and the subsequent translation of the Ellsworth Mountains from a position close to the Natal embayment of southern Africa to that of the present day. Rocks of the Heritage Range are intensely folded, with close to tight, upright to inclined folds, plunging gently about a horizontal axis trending NNW-SSE. Locally, folds plunge moderately to subvertical toward the NNW, possessing asymmetries consistent with a dextral sense of shear. Cleavage is generally axial planar displaying downdip and strike-parallel stretching lineations that are frequently associated with domains of reverse, and dextral shear striking parallel to the regional structural grain. The spatial and temporal relationship of fractures developed within these domains as a result of noncoaxial shear, in addition to the progressive incremental strain histories derived from mineral fibres in strain shadows, indicate the contemporaneous nature of these shear domains. Strain analysis of deformed tuffaceous diamictites and oncolithic limestones reveal k-values <1 (mean 0.59) throughout the Heritage Range. The coexistence of strike-parallel dextral, oblique and reverse-shear domains, abrupt reorientation of progressive strain axes, steep cleavage dips, and k-values <1 are all consistent with a dextral transpressive deformation regime, previously unrecognized in the Ellsworth Mountains. A model of highly oblique (pure-shear dominated) transpression, associated with efficient spatial partitioning of the strike-slip component of shear is proposed to describe the structural relationships observed.last_img read more

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New tenant referencing tech to help pass ‘millions’ more people

first_imgHome » News » New tenant referencing tech to help pass ‘millions’ more people previous nextProducts & ServicesNew tenant referencing tech to help pass ‘millions’ more peopleHomePPL says its more sophisticated approach to vetting tenants will help agents accept 25% more people.Nigel Lewis30th November 20200420 Views An online tenant referencing platform says its new vetting service will enable the lettings industry to accept millions more prospective tenants, many of whom are usually rejected by traditional reference checks.HomePPL is five years old and already has high-profile estate agency clients including Knight Frank, Countrywide, Foxtons, Douglas & Gordon and OpenRent.The company says its new tenant approval process green-lights all but 5% of tenants compared to the 30% who are rejected by the ‘archaic’ referencing systems commonly used by agencies.These, it says, let ‘good tenants’ slip through the cracks and who then have to pay extra for guarantors, large down payments, or end up in insecure rental contracts, creating a ‘tenant tax’ for those who don’t meet strict criteria.These include the self-employed, international students and expats.The platform was founded by Alexander Siedes (left) who experienced the unfair reality of the market first-hand when moving to the UK to study.“It’s time the market used a solution that’s fair for both sides and prioritises giving an accurate assessment,” he says.“The pandemic is compounding this problem and has reinforced the need for a robust due diligence tool.”HomePPL uses Open Banking tech, proprietary behavioural analysis and fraud detection tests to assess the financial situation of potential tenants and their ability to afford rent, as well as helping pinpoint charlatans.“Fraudsters are getting smarter and more sophisticated by the day so it’s vital our partners can adapt fast to reduce our exposure,” says Russell Markou of build-to-rent giant Quintaini (formerly Tipi).“The pain Homeppl prevents through their diligent process makes a massive difference.”Read more about tenant referencing and tech.HomePPL Alexander Siede November 30, 2020Nigel 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 2021last_img read more

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Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills View post tag: Carry Out Authorities “The MISSILEX has two functions – to test tactics, techniques and procedures for standard missile launches, and to allow ships to validate their operational fire chain while demonstrating the capability to successfully engage a remotely piloted drone,” said Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander, Task Force 70. “We’re testing both the fire chain of that system and specific tactics, techniques and procedures that allow us to employ that system to its maximum efficiency.”Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105), USS Mustin (DDG 89), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Sterett (DDG 104), and USS Gridley (DDG 101), and Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) participated in the exercise. Dry cargo ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) of Military Sealift Command launched the drones the ships targeted with the SM-2 missiles.“It went really well,” said Lt. j. g. Nick Moskevich, Antietam’s fire control officer, from Peabody, Mass. “It was a great integration of assets from two separate strike groups, conducting live-fire exercises to help exercise our skills.”Antietam coordinated the exercise, and despite the challenges of integrating so many different units, the crews of each ship worked together to ensure the exercise went off safely and smoothly.Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating an estimated 18,000 U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps personnel, more than 200 aircraft and 19 surface ships, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners.[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: units View post tag: Valiant Shield Cruisers and destroyers from Commander, Task Forces (CTF) 70 and a supply vessel from CTF 73, participating in exercise Valiant Shield 2014, conducted the missile exercise Sept. 16, to hone their ability to successfully engage airborne threats simulated by unmanned target drones. View post tag: Naval View post tag: Drillscenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Missile Share this article View post tag: americas September 19, 2014 Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills View post tag: Navylast_img read more

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Grammy Winner Sandi Patty Will Perform at the Ocean City Tabernacle on Aug. 26

first_imgOcean City, NJ — Due to an urgent and serious medical situation involving a family member, Sandi Patty’s concert in Ocean City, NJ at Ocean City Tabernacle will be postponed.The original scheduled concert on Sunday, August 12th will now be rescheduled for Sunday, August 26th. As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as The Voice.For any questions regarding existing tickets, please contact Ocean City Tabernacle, (609)399-1915 or [email protected] All existing tickets will be honored for this rescheduled concert. Sandi extends her deepest apologies for needing to reschedule and looks forward to seeing you in Ocean City in just a few weeks!last_img read more

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Central Foods secures AA BRC accreditation

first_imgFrozen food distributor Central Foods has secured AA accreditation in its latest British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit.The company was also awarded the BRC Agents and Brokers certificate for the second year.BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by 25,000 certificated suppliers in more than 130 countries. The Standard for Agents and Brokers gives essential certification for companies that provide purchase, importation or product distribution services in the food and packaging supply chain.“We are proud to have been awarded the BRC Agents and Brokers certificate once again,” said Central Foods managing director Gordon Lauder.“It is great news that Central Foods has achieved the highest level of technical and operational recognition available from this prestigious QA body, reinforcing how we can confidently reassure our customers of our ability to deliver on all levels.”The business, which is based at Collingtree near Northampton, supplies more than 220 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional ones with a range of frozen foods. It also supplies to the foodservice industry. Baked goods in its range include pizzas, flatbreads and muffins.last_img read more

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Celebrate Bill Kreutzmann’s Birthday With Memorable Moments From His Legendary Career

first_imgOn May 5th, 1965, a young drummer named Bill Kreutzmann took the stage two days before his 19th birthday with a new little jug band called The Warlocks for their first-ever gig at a pizza parlor in Palo Alto, CA. That band would eventually change its name to the Grateful Dead and go on to become one of the most musically and culturally influential bands of all time. Today, as we celebrate Kreutzmann’s birthday today, we take a look back at some of our favorite Billy moments from years past.As one-half of the Dead’s legendary two-piece rhythm section (along with Mickey Hart), Kreutzmann helped define the role of the jam band drummer by both propelling the full band’s improvisations and taking the audience on a percussion-only journey with a nightly “Drums” segment. Check out this video of one of our favorite “Drums”, from Halloween 1980 at Radio City Music Hall.[Video: Music Vault]Though many years have passed, Bill and Mickey—also known as the Rhythm Devils—are just as creative and inventive as ever. If you need proof, take a listen to this mind-blowing “Drums” from Dead & Company’s July 30th, 2016, show at Shoreline Amphitheatre with help from Oteil Burbridge and a famous fan—NBA legend Bill Walton.[Video:  MrTopdogger]Even since Jerry Garcia’s untimely passing in 1995, Kreutzmann has continued to tour heavily, keeping the spirit and music of the Grateful Dead alive with a variety of outfits including The Other Ones, The Dead, The Rhythm Devils, and Dead & Company. Watch Kreutzmann perform with one of his newest solo project creations, Billy & the Kids, at Red Rocks in 2015.[Video: Samwise Gamgee]Bill has also been known to make surprise appearances when the mood strikes him, from inconspicuously joining a street performer’s drum jam in San Francisco to jumping in with an unwitting Wes Williams Band for an emotional performance of  “Scarlet Begonias” in New Orleans.In addition to his musical prowess, Billy has proven to be a highly entertaining historian for the band. In his 2015 memoir Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, Kreutzmann goes into gritty detail about the band’s long, strange trip. Ever hear about the time they dosed the camera crew with LSD during the taping of their guest appearance on Hugh Hefner’s “Playboy After Dark” show? Watch Bill tell the hilarious story on Conan.[Video: Team Coco]Happy birthday, Billy! Here’s to many more years worth of music and memories!last_img read more

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A musical gift

first_imgEach year at this time, Harvard’s Memorial Church presents members of the University community and beyond with the gift of song.For more than a century, the church’s Harvard University Choir has performed two Christmas carol services that include readings by the clergy, and a mix of traditional and contemporary carols and hymns sung by both the choir and congregation.“It’s a beautiful part of the holiday season, and an important offering that the church gives to the community,” said Edward Jones, the Gund University organist and choirmaster who has led the service for the past decade. “We are now in our 103rd annual performance. As far as we know, it’s the oldest continually running carols service in America.”Though its overall format has remained largely unchanged since it began, the service regularly blends the old with the new, weaving favorite carols in with newer works, including an annual commissioned song. This year’s services will premier three new carols. These include a work by Carson Cooman, the church’s composer in residence, based on a Shaker text, along with a larger work by the composer and Boston University lecturer Mary Montgomery Koppel, based on a 15th century Latin text about the Mary and the Christ child.“I think one of the important things about Christmas is to keep it anchored in the traditional while, I believe, very importantly making it new every year with the inclusion of new carols,” said Jones.In addition to offering members of the community a chance to raise their voices, the free service also offers a chance to give back. Each year the choir solicits donations for a local charity during the performances.“I think of it as a service that lasts beyond the two nights,” said Jim Lawson, who has been active in the church for the past 25 years. “The choral service is one of those great gifts that continue to give throughout the coming year.”Another highlight is the singing of the Austrian hymn “Silent Night,” composed by Franz Gruber in 1818. Singing in both German and English, said Jones, commemorates the impromptu truce between British and German troops who put down their guns as World War I raged on Christmas Eve, 1914, and joined in song, including “Silent Night.” The performance is fitting, given the church’s history. The building was dedicated in 1932 in honor of the University’s dead from that war.“You just get goose bumps” while listening to “Silent Night,” said Judith Sizer, a parishioner for almost 20 years. “It’s just an amazing experience.”But the members of the audience aren’t the only ones who eagerly look forward to the service in the ornate church, which is festively lit and decorated with rows of colorful poinsettias.“I love the carols service. It’s my favorite thing that we do all year,” said Jasmine Miller ’13, who has sung with the choir since her freshman year. “It’s just a wonderful thing to have so many members of the community come together — people from the Harvard community, people from the Cambridge community. … It’s just wonderful to be able to share music, and share faith, too, in that space. And of course, the music is fun to sing. Everyone loves Christmas carols.”This year, two other important voices will be added to the services on Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 8 p.m. The church’s new Fisk organ, Opus 139 in the rear gallery, will make its carols service debut, as will Jonathan L. Walton, the new Pusey Minister and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals.“This year is a special year,” said Jones.“I can’t wait to go [to the service] this year,” said Sizer, “because I will be able to be part of the service, but also to see how it’s going to be evolving with our new minister.”last_img read more

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Certification award nominations sought

first_imgCertification award nominations sought April 30, 2006 Regular News Certification award nominations sought The Harry Lee Anstead Award for The Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year is presented annually by the Board of Legal Specialization & Education to a Florida board-certified lawyer or judge. The award recognizes exemplary professionalism, excellence, character, and commitment to The Florida Bar’s certification program and to the practice of law.This year’s award will be presented at the BLSE’s annual meeting reception sponsored by Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. The nomination form is available at floridabar.org/certification; all nominations must be received by 5 p.m., May 4. Current BLSE members are not eligible for nomination.The BLSE established the Anstead Award in 2005 as part of its strategic communication campaign to raise awareness about legal board certification. Board certified appellate practice lawyer Raymond T. Elligett, Jr., of Tampa was the award’s first recipient.last_img read more

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Arsenal agree terms with Daniele Rugani but deal with Juventus yet to be finalised

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 11:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link894Shares Arsenal agree terms with Daniele Rugani but deal with Juventus yet to be finalised Advertisement Daniele Rugani is edging closer to an Arsenal move (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Daniele Rugani but continue to haggle over the price with Juventus, according to reports in Italy.The 25-year-old has come to an agreement with the Gunners over a move to north London, but the two clubs remain in negotiations over how the deal will be structured.Sport Italia report that Wednesday will be the decisive day in discussions between Juve and Arsenal as they look to finalise the details of the transfer.Arsenal have already seen a two-year loan deal for Rugani rejected, but it could still be that the centre-back moves on a 24-month loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the temporary spell.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA fee of around €40m (£37m) has been reported, but will not be paid up front, and could be partially transferred at the end of the two-year loan. Rugani has won four Serie A title with Juventus (Picture: Getty Images)Sport Italia report that Rugani has agreed to €4m (£3.7m)-per-year with the Gunners, with performance related bonuses on top of that.Rugani made his Juventus debut in 2015 but has made just 87 appearances for the club since then, rarely being able to hold down a regular place in the first team.The most appearances he has ever made in a Serie A season is 22 in 2017/18, while he made just 15 last campaign.Since the arrival of Matthijs De Ligt this summer, the Italian has fallen further down the pecking order, and despite injury concerns over Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus are willing to let him go.Arsenal are desperate to add a centre-back to their squad ahead of the new Premier League season and have also seen a bid for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano rejected.They will be doing everything in their power to bring in either Rugani or Upamecano before 5pm on Thursday when the transfer window slams shut.MORE: Arsenal and DC United to meet over potential Mesut Ozil move to MLSMORE: Arsenal remain focused on signing centre-back amid Philippe Coutinho speculation Advertisementlast_img read more

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Revealed: the Gold Coast’s skyrocketing rental prices

first_img$485 weekly rent in Carrara will net you a brand new, two-bedroom unit.Just $250 per week today barely covers half the cost of what an average renter is paying on the Gold Coast but it snagged Ms Clements a room in a waterfront house at Isle of Capri.But she’s now on the hunt for a room again, forced to vacate after her elderly landlord’s health declined.She said the pressure was on to find another room before the Commonwealth Games.“I’m certainly noticing prices are increasing with shortsighted landlords saying they want to cash in on the Games,” said Ms Clements.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoBut she still feels lucky.“I’m grateful it happened in January and not closer to the Games,” she said.“It would also be a devastating situation for a young family to be in.”Ms Clements said she found some success taking matters into her own hands, with online rental groups providing a quicker response to her search.She recently viewed a potential room at a Hope Island address.“I hope it works out because it will be panic stations if it doesn’t,” she said.But while tenants are getting slugged with sky-high rent, landlords are also facing a rental yield that’s flatlined.You can rent a three-bedroom, two-bathroom family home in Parkwood for $485.According to the CoreLogic data, the Gold Coast has one of the state’s lowest rental yields at 4.9 per cent.Mr Martens said the discrepancy was due to increasing house prices, but said upper echelon landlords can still make the market work in their favour.“It all comes down to competition, quality renovated properties for $1000 are pretty sparse so it’s favouring landlords who can stay firm on their prices,” he said.Top 5 most expensive suburbs to rent on the Gold Coast(Median asking rent over 12 months for a house)1. Tallai and Clear Island Waters $8002. Paradise Point $7733. Tallebudgera $7204. Surfers Paradise, Bundall and Reedy Creek $7005. Broadbeach Waters $695Top 5 cheapest suburbs to rent on the Gold Coast(Median asking rent over 12 months for a house)1. Springbrook $4202. Pimpama $4283. Nerang $4304. Lower Beechmont $4355. Ormeau and Coomera $440 Robynne Clements has turned to private leases as rent prices rise on the Gold Coast. Photo by Richard GoslingRENTERS have been hit by a surge in prices, with new CoreLogic figures showing average rents soared 3.5% on the Gold Coast last year.The Coast’s median weekly rent is now $485 per week – higher than most parts of Brisbane.The 3.5% jump was also by far the biggest in the state, with most parts of Queensland recording increases of only 0.5-1.5%.The data showed the median weekly rent held relatively steady during 2015 and 2016 varying between 0.1-1.6%, before the surge began in April, 2017.Robynne Clements is currently renting a room at Isle of Capri as average rents soar. Photo by Richard GoslingHarcourts Coastal property manager Brent Martens said tight supply was the primary cause of the price jump.“We have 920 properties on our books with a below one per cent vacancy rate,” he said.“People have had to lift their budget from 12 to 24 months ago.“All price points have gone up, even that mid range $700-$750 a week would have gotten you a nicely renovated home and now it will get you a standard home.”$485 will lease a two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse in Broadbeach.Surfers Paradise resident Robynne Clements is leasing a bedroom, forced out of the mainstream rental market by the high prices.The business development manager returned to the Coast from the US 18 months ago and faced the daunting prospect of finding a home.“I had a look at a fully furnished apartment but it’s near impossible to find anything affordable for a single person to rent on the Gold Coast,” Ms Clements said.The view for $485 per week rent in Carrara.last_img read more

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