This surging stock’s thriving despite Covid-19! Should you buy it in an ISA?

first_imgThis surging stock’s thriving despite Covid-19! Should you buy it in an ISA? Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and recommends the following options: short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon and long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild | Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 | More on: AO center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares AO World (LSE: AO) has got fresh wind in its sails today. It was last 7% higher from Monday’s close, above 90p per share, following some solid financials. Is now the time to buy it for your ISA?Meaty share-price gains over the past fortnight meant the electrical retail giant grabbed back all ground lost during the cross-market, coronavirus-related selloff that kicked off in late February. Today’s further rise now takes it to its most expensive since the first days of January. It’s an extraordinary development given that AO World’s short-to-medium-term profits outlook has worsened considerably since the turn of 2020.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A reassuring release…So why have share pickers piled in en masse again today? Well they’ve been buoyed by news that, despite the impact of lockdown measures and greater consumer caution following the Covid-19 outbreak, AO World has kept its guidance for the financial year to March unchanged.Even more encouragingly, the small-cap says trading has remained robust since the close of the period. While demand across many product categories has declined more recently, AO World says it has “grown market share and seen increased demand and sales across all categories since the lockdown measures came into force.”It’s clear the retailer’s internet-based model has enabled it to thrive during the lockdown period. It’s a quality that should allow AO World to perform better than many of its bricks and mortar competitors too. It comments that “we would expect the online market in electricals to maintain a higher share than prior to Covid-19.”…but hold on!Forgive my scepticism but I fear market makers have been getting a bit too giddy following this latest release. Sales of expensive home electricals, like televisions, games consoles and kitchen appliances, have boomed in recent weeks as Britons have prepared for lockdown. I fear though that sales of these items will begin to slump as a painful and prolonged global recession comes hurtling down the tracks.The problems of Dixons Carphone during the period following the 2008/09 banking crisis illustrate what the likes of AO World might be facing. The group, variously known as DSG and Dixons Retail during that time, saw underlying profits tank by four-fifths in the 2009 fiscal year. They continued to struggle thereafter. Why? Nosediving shopper spending power allied with a landscape of intense competition.A wise ISA buy?We’re more than a decade down the line, but similar rounds of frantic, profits-crushing discounting may be required across the sector. There’s likely to be plenty of fresh blood on the floor. That’s because major operators such as Dixons, AO World, John Lewis, Argos and Amazon (to name just a handful) will go toe-to-toe in what will likely prove to be a rapidly-declining market.It’s clear the coronavirus has hastened the adoption of e-commerce. But I doubt this will be enough to save AO World’s bacon. Today, the retailer trades on an elevated price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 53.8 times. It’s a reading that fails to reflect the approaching storm that’ll likely prompt a painful share price reversal. This is one stock I won’t be buying for my personal ISA. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Royston Wild I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

Rugby World Cup Pools Explained

first_img2015 in EnglandA similar format to 2011, with the top three in each pool gaining automatic entry to the 2019 tournament, and a group of death. All World Cups should have a group of death and England found themselves in one as they were pooled with Wales, Australia, Uruguay and Fiji.At the time of the draw, three years before the World Cup, England were ranked 5th in the world, Australia 3rd and crucially Wales 9th meaning they were in the third pot of teams. By the time the tournament started England were ranked 4th, Australia 2nd and Wales 5th and we all know what happened next.Original Groups: The 2019 pools before all qualifiers had been finalised (Getty Images)2019 in JapanStung by criticism of the early draw for the 2015 tournament World Rugby left it until 10 May 2017  to pick the pools for 2019’s tournament in Japan. That meant the autumn internationals in 2016 had an influence and the seeding system from 2015 was kept with 12 automatic qualifiers being put in bands according to their world rankings. A series of qualifiers got Namibia, USA, Russia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Uruguay and Canada through.The draw held in Kyoto worked like this.Band 1: Four highest ranked teams, Band 2: Next four highest ranked; Band 3: Last four automatic qualifiers; Band 4: Qualifiers from Oceania 1, Americas 1, Europe 1, Africa 1; Band 5: Oceania 2, Americas 2, Play-off winner, Repechage winner.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.  What you need to know about the 12… Collapse Rugby World Cup Pools ExplainedThe 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth edition of the tournament and once again the usual pool or group system was used for the opening rounds of matches. However over the years there have been subtle differences in the way the pools have operated, so to explain those Adam Hathaway has gone back through the years addressing each of them. We start of course in 1987.1987 in Australia and New ZealandBack in the day when the World Cup started, in 1987, there were four pools of four teams and the top two in each group went through to the quarter-finals with the winner of pool one playing the runner-up in pool two and so on.So far so simple. It was the first tournament so there was no qualifying, it was all a bit on-the-hoof and countries were invited to participate by the International Rugby Board, now World Rugby. The seven members of the IRB, plus Argentina, Fiji, Italy, Canada, Tonga, Romania, USA, Zimbabwe and Japan were all there. South Africa were banned because of the apartheid policy.1991 in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, FranceIn 1991, with games all over the place, the eight quarter-finalists from 1987 qualified automatically with 25 countries involved in play-offs for the last eight spots. Western Samoa got through, replacing Tonga from the line-up four years previously.Teams got three points for a win, two for a draw and one for turning up in the pool matches, a change from 1987 when the spread was 2,1 and 0.Winning Hosts: South Africa went on to win the 1995 tournament as hosts (Getty Images)1995 in South AfricaAgain there were four pools of four teams and again the quarter-finalists from 1991 qualified automatically as did South Africa as hosts. Qualifiers were done by regions – Africa, Oceania, Europe, the Americas and Asia – with Ivory Coast, Japan, Argentina, Wales, Italy, Romania and Tonga getting through to the tournament.Groups were seeded with the eight quarter-finalists from 1991 taking the top two spots in each so Australia (winners) were top seeds in Pool A, England (runners-up) in Pool B, New Zealand (3rd in 1991) in Pool C and Scotland (4th in 1991) in Pool D.Second seeds were the quarter-finalists from 1991 – Canada, Western Samoa, Ireland and France – and South Africa went into Pool A as hosts.Wales, famously beaten by Samoa in 1991, had to do a grand tour of Europe in order to qualify. They beat Spain and Portugal in the spring of 1994 to win their zone, while Romania and Italy qualified from their zones. These three local winners then played off in the autumn of 1994 for seeding positions: Wales finished top (to go in to Pool C in South Africa), Italy runners-up (to Pool B) with Romania third (to Pool A). Similar structures were used to determine the seedings and pools for the other four qualifiers: Argentina (to Pool B), Japan (Pool C), and Tonga and Ivory Coast (Pool D).1999 in Wales, England, France, Scotland, Ireland Four teams qualified automatically, Wales as main hosts plus the top three from 1995, namely South Africa, New Zealand and France.The tournament was expanded to 20 teams and the remaining 16 places were fought over by 63 countries in a series of qualifiers to give five pools of four. This presented a problem for organisers.The five pool winners made the quarter-finals and the five pool runners-up and the best third-placed team went into qualifiers for the quarter-finals. These were played midweek ahead of the last eight games putting teams in the play-offs at a disadvantage.England beat Fiji 45-24 but lost to South Africa in the last eight; Scotland beat Samoa and were then knocked out by New Zealand; Argentina shocked Ireland 28-24 but were then beaten by France. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Expand Rugby World Cup Groups 2019 Rugby World Cup Qualified Teams Rugby World Cup Venues A rundown of the Rugby World Cup groups… 2019 Rugby World Cup Qualified Teams Expand Significant Change: Adam Hathaway explains how the pool system has changed over time (Getty Images) Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Hot Favourites: Despite getting drawn alongside South Africa in the group stages, Woodward’s England went on to win in 2003 (Getty Images)2003 in AustraliaThe play-offs were ditched as the 20 teams were housed in four pools of five with the top two qualifying for the quarter-finals and the groups were seeded, again, on the basis of previous World Cup performances. As per usual the quarter-finalists from 1999 were straight through but 81 nations fought for the next remaining 12 spots with qualification starting in September 2000 when Luxembourg beat Norway 41-9.Bonus points were used for the first time in the World Cup pools and teams got four points for a win, two for a draw and bonus points for scoring four or more tries or losing by seven points or fewer.2007 in FranceSimilar to 2003 with the eight quarter-finalists from 2003 through automatically and 12 nations qualifying through regional tournaments. Portugal were the new boys and pools were livened up by the fact that teams finishing third automatically qualified for the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.A First: World rankings were used in the 2011 tournament to decide the seeds (Getty Images)2011 in New ZealandFour pools of five again but crucially this was the first time world rankings were used to seed teams in the pools. The cut-off point was 1 December 2008 meaning the top four seeds were New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Argentina. So South Africa, England and France were not top seeds despite their performances four years earlier.Twelve teams qualified automatically by finishing in the top three of their pool at the 2007 World Cup and Russia made their debut. How does the pooling system work during the Rugby World Cup? We take a look in this piece. Rugby World Cup Groups See which teams have qualified for the 2019… Rugby World Cup Venueslast_img read more

PH Paroissien Home / Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Houses PH Paroissien Home / Ottone-Victorica ArquitectosSave this projectSavePH Paroissien Home / Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hierros Casanova, Mármoles Olivos, Trimble Navigation, Vidriería Ciudad de Martínez 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951808/ph-paroissien-ottone-victorica-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Pedro Yañez+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOttone-Victorica ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBuenos AiresNúñezOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on November 23, 2020Cite: “PH Paroissien Home / Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos” [PH Paroissien / Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos] 23 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?布宜诺斯艾利斯天井宅改造 / Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architects: Architects: Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project PH Paroissien Home / Ottone-Victorica Arquitectos Year:  Collaborators:María Eugenia VillamilCity:Núñez, Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro YañezRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. The commission required adapting a small Buenos Aires typical early 20th century home to the needs of a young urban artist. Placed in a mid-density neighborhood, with low height neighbors and a ground plan limitation, we decided to make the previously uncovered patio available, a complimentary everyday use space. We developed a series of steel artifacts and furniture, adding versatility to the atmosphere, either through their opening, folding, or sliding features.Save this picture!© Pedro YañezSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Pedro YañezThis duality brings spaces together, especially the entrance patio, 3 meters wide and 4 meters high, giving the possibility to adapt to three conditions: interior/exterior through a pivoting clerestory; work/domestic use through a pair of folding glass doors; day/night according to the combination of climate factors and the operation of the enclosure systems. A mild aspect was given to the steel structures, together with the feature of supporting a future mezzanine over the kitchen. Save this picture!© Pedro YañezSave this picture!Transversal sectionSave this picture!© Pedro YañezThe building process was interrupted by the Covid pandemic, an instance during which the design project incorporated variations, as the material definition of the roof structure and the election of different opacity glasses for the inner facades, in order to visualize a change in the way we perceive our immediate surrounding environment.Save this picture!© Pedro YañezWhat’s the definition of a patio? We discussed it during an advanced stage of the project when most of the qualities which we considered typical from patios had been traversed inadvertently. Should spaces be cataloged when conventions are outdated? The capacity to serve as an entrance, of serving parietal spaces, suffering climate changes, on the ground floor, elevated or dug up, covered or sky open, big or small, dry or landscaped. Save this picture!© Pedro YañezSave this picture!© Pedro YañezAs we advanced with definitions, we found built examples that refuted them in the most marvelous ways. Finally, the exchange decayed, interrupted by the need for design details, we left terminology aside and waited until the paused execution ended to test it. Back again in the building process, patio this and that, patio here and there. Discussion over.Save this picture!© Pedro YañezProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse of Knowledge Education Center / Liljewall + MAF ArkitektkontorSelected ProjectsWooden Slat Facades: Rhythm and TranslucencyArticles Share Photographs Argentina Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Ana Ottone, Diego Victorica ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951808/ph-paroissien-ottone-victorica-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs:  Pedro Yañez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Núñez, Buenos Aires, Argentinalast_img read more

New Presiding Judge Elected for Los Angeles County’s Court System

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 54 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe People New Presiding Judge Elected for Los Angeles County’s Court System CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 1:59 pm Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Eric C. Taylor has been elected as the next presiding judge for the Los Angeles County’s Superior Court system, court officials announced Thursday.Taylor has served as assistant presiding judge since January 2019, and will take over the top spot in January.He was appointed to the bench in 1998, has served as a Superior Court site judge for the Inglewood courthouse, along with assistant district supervising judge and supervising judge, both for the Southwest district.He was the first judge to be elected a second time as president of the California Judges Association and helped expand and solidify the organization’s membership and give judges a strong voice throughout California, officials said. He also served on the Los Angeles Superior Court’s executive committee.Before being appointed as a judge, he worked as a deputy county counsel for Los Angeles County in civil litigation, sheriff’s civil defense and public works divisions and as a litigation associate at Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal, and the former law offices of Pettit and Martin. Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Mehmood Pracha Office Raids- Delhi Court Asks The Police To Address The Concern On Lawyer-Client Privilege While Receiving Data

first_imgNews UpdatesMehmood Pracha Office Raids- Delhi Court Asks The Police To Address The Concern On Lawyer-Client Privilege While Receiving Data Nupur Thapliyal12 March 2021 4:50 AMShare This – xNoting the consent given by Advocate Mehmood Pracha for furnishing data through pen drive to the Delhi Police’s Special Cell, a Delhi Court on Friday sought response of the Investigating Officer by 19th March 2021 on how it proposes to receive the “target data”of the pen drive without creating any evidentiary vulnerability and retrieval of target data without any alteration or disclosure to…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?LoginNoting the consent given by Advocate Mehmood Pracha for furnishing data through pen drive to the Delhi Police’s Special Cell, a Delhi Court on Friday sought response of the Investigating Officer by 19th March 2021 on how it proposes to receive the “target data”of the pen drive without creating any evidentiary vulnerability and retrieval of target data without any alteration or disclosure to other data relating to Mr. Pracha’s clients.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma ordered thus:”Given the consent by the applicant for furnishing data through pen drive or through computer, how the prosecution proposes to:1. Recieve target data of the pen drive without creating any evidentiary vulnerability.2. Retrieve target data without any alteration to the meta data associated with the target data to prevent further evidential vulnerabilities without any disruption/interference/disclosure to other files/ data stored in hard disk relating to other clients of applicant and IO to file its response regarding the abovesaid queries on or before 19th March 2021.”At the outset, the Court also observed that “From the legal stand point, the said concern relating to protection of privilege communication being passed on to the police has to be addressed by preventing the same to be passed on/ collected by IO. The protection available under sec. 126 of Indian Evidence Act makes it imperative that the Court protects the data/files relating to communication of clients with applicant stored in the hard disk from interference of police while collecting target data.” In view of this, the Court opined that the issue of retrieval of target data without interference with the other data stored in the hard disk has to be meticulously looked upon and at the same time, obtaining target data without creating any evidentiary vulnerabilities to future purpose has to be considered because it is important for the IO to maintain authenticity and integrity of target data.The matter will now be heard on 19th March 2021.The order came after the Court vide order dated 10th March 2021 stayed the operation of the search warrant issued by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell against Mehmood Pracha till the pendency of his application.Background Advocate Mehmood Pracha moved the application against the second raid conducted by the Special Cell in his office on 9th March, thereby calling the whole exercise as “completely illegal and unjustified”. Pracha has been representing many accused persons in the Delhi Riots conspiracy cases that broke out in February last year. While alleging that the sole objective of conducting the second raid was to illegally steal the entire data of the sensitive cases he has been dealing with, Pracha in his application contended that he is going to the extent of risking self-implication even in derogation of his Fundamental Right only for the sake of protecting the data and information pertaining to his clients and briefs which he is duty bound to protect as an advocate. While arguing in the Court, Advocate Pracha had submitted thus: “It is my fundamental and constitutional right to protect the interest of my clients. To save their integrity. They have deliberately put my and my clients life under threat. This is also sensitive data. They want to act under their political masters. I cannot give such data. If you want to hang me, do it. But I cannot sacrifice my attorney privilege communication.” At the outset, the judge asked SPP Amit Prasad about a possible solution in this matter. To this, SPP proposed to give a second mirror copy of the original data in question which Advocate Mehmood Pracha would be free to delete the relevant portions concerning his clients. Denying the said proposal, Advocate Pracha submitted that it is very easy for the Special Cell to retrieve the data later on and that this will not be a feasible option in this case. “I am offering my neck to save my clients life. I am willing to face Gallows for protecting my clients life. I am ready to be the lamb. Tell your political masters to hang me. But I will not let them harm my life. Come what may.” Advocate Mehmood Pracha had submitted in the last hearing.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Influence of sea surface winds on shearwater migration detours

first_imgTo test the potential effects of winds on the migratory detours of shearwaters, transequatorial migrations of 3 shearwaters, the Manx Puffin us puffinus, the Cory’s Calonectris diomedea, and the Cape Verde C. edwardsii shearwaters were tracked using geolocators. Concurrent data on the direction and strength of winds were obtained from the NASA SeaWinds scatterometer to calculate daily impedance models reflecting the resistance of sea surface winds to the shearwater movements. From these models we estimated relative wind-mediated costs for the observed synthesis pathway obtained from tracked birds, for the shortest distance pathway and for other simulated alternative pathways for every day of the migration period. We also estimated daily trajectories of the minimum cost pathway and compared distance and relative costs of all pathways. Shearwaters followed 26 to 52% longer pathways than the shortest distance path. In general, estimated wind-mediated costs of both observed synthesis and simulated alternative pathways were strongly dependent on the date of departure. Costs of observed synthesis pathways were about 15% greater than the synthesis pathway with the minimum cost, but, in the Cory’s and the Cape Verde shearwaters, these pathways were on average 15 to 20% shorter in distance, suggesting the extra costs of the observed pathways are compensated by saving about 2 travelling days. In Manx shearwaters, however, the distance of the observed synthesis pathway was 25% longer than that of the lowest cost synthesis pathway, probably because birds avoided shorter but potentially more turbulent pathways. Our results suggest that winds are a major determinant of the migratory routes of seabirds.last_img read more

US to pitch Salt Lake City as host for 2030 Winter Olympics

first_img Beau Lund Written by December 15, 2018 /Sports News – National US to pitch Salt Lake City as host for 2030 Winter Olympicscenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(SALT LAKE CITY) — The Winter Olympics may be making a return to Salt Lake City — at least the U.S. Olympic Committee hopes so.The USOC announced on Friday evening that they have chosen Utah’s capital to pitch to the International Olympic Committee as a host for the 2030 Games. Salt Lake City was chosen over Denver. For now, the USOC is still referring to Salt Lake City as the U.S.’s choice for a “potential” 2030 bid.“I’d like to thank Denver and Salt Lake City, and their respective leadership teams, for participating in this process and their commitment to make the Olympic and Paralympic movements stronger,” USOC Chair Larry Probst said in a statement. “We’re incredibly lucky to have multiple able and willing cities to choose from, but in the end, we believe Salt Lake City will give us the best chance to return the winter Games to the U.S.”It’s not yet clear what international cities Salt Lake City will be competing against. The selection will not be made by the IOC until 2023.Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Games in 2002. It was the first U.S. city to host the Winter Olympics since Lake Placid, New York, in 1980 — famously highlighted by the U.S. men’s ice hockey’s “Miracle on Ice” team.The U.S. has hosted the Winter Games four times: 1932 (Lake Placid), 1960 (Squaw Valley, California), 1980 (Lake Placid) and 2002 (Salt Lake City). Denver, beaten out as this year’s U.S. representative, was actually named as host for the 1976 Games by the IOC, before withdrawing four years beforehand.The 2002 Games, less than six months after Sept. 11, went off without a hitch despite serious security concerns. Mitt Romney, the CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, was hailed worldwide for his effort in bringing the games to reality after rescuing them from a financial crisis. He used the goodwill as a launching point in his political career, serving as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, and running for president in 2008, 2012 and 2016.Romney just won a midterm election to be named senator from Utah. He hailed the selection of Salt Lake City for the USOC’s candidate for the 2030 Games.Beijing was named as host for the 2022 Winter Olympics, while the host for the 2026 Games has yet to be selected. The IOC will be choosing between Stockholm and Italy’s two-city bid of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Average new homes sales people paid £52,500 a year, claims recruiter

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Average new homes sales people paid £52,500 a year, claims recruiter previous nextLand & New HomesAverage new homes sales people paid £52,500 a year, claims recruiterPayscales for those working on the coalface for developers and agents’ land and new homes teams is revealed during survey.Nigel Lewis25th March 20190916 Views Estate agents considering a move to a big developer or into an estate agency’s land and new homes team now have some food for thought.A leading new homes recruitment specialists has published a report based on information from over 500 new homes staff which reveals that the average basic salary in the sector is between £20,000 and £30,000 and that three quarters of sales staff work weekends. The median salary including commission within the industry is £52,499.Such remuneration comes at a cost, though. Some 77% of respondents said that they worked weekends of which 57% said they worked EVERY weekend.The research by Hampshire-based Upfront & Personnel also makes interesting reading for female sales professionals in the sector.Its  2019 Salary Survey suggests that nearly three quarters of those working within new homes sales are women, as are 62% of all those earning £50,000 or more.Out of the 550 respondents in the survey, and regardless of gender, 215 earned between £20,000 and £29,999 a year, 59 earned between £30,000 and £40,000, and five earned between £100,000 and £150,000 a year.“This salary survey seeks to answer the two most common questions I get asked by sales managers and directors,” says Tim Bond-Gonzalez of Upfront & Personnel (left).“Firstly, ‘what package do I need to offer to attract the best talent?’ followed by ‘how does our compensation compare with the rest of the new home sales market?’”.Read the report in full.new homes Upfront & Personnell Tim Bond-Gonzalez estate agent pay March 25, 2019Nigel 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

SHARKEY, PHILIP F.

first_img62, of Brick passed away on, September 5, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. Philip was born and raised in Bayonne and has resided at the Jersey Shore for many years. Mr. Sharkey worked for many years at the Hess Oil Refinery in Perth Amboy before retiring in 2011. Mr. Sharkey was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Doris Sharkey; and by his brother, Neil Sharkey. Surviving are his brother, Joseph Sharkey and his wife, Susan; nephews, Shawn Sharkey and his wife, Kristy and Joseph Sharkey; nieces, Christina Sharkey and her husband, Brian Brown and Lauren Rose and her husband, Pat. He also leaves a great nephew, Jack Rose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the St. Jude’s Children Research Foundation. Funeral arrangements of O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick.last_img read more

All the 2017 Sammies sandwich awards winners

first_imgHere is the full list of winners of The British Sandwich Association’s annual Sammies Awards.The Sandwich Industry Awards, also known as the Sammies, recognise the great and the good of the sandwich industry – not only the best sandwiches, but also the best places to get them.The New Sandwich of the Year AwardOverall Winner: Un-bleat-able Goat’s Cheese, Cranberries, Sweet Potato and Mango Munch Fest, by Scribbles from Around NoonHot Category: Fiery Pulled Fajita Chicken Burrito, by GreggsSeasonal Category: Avocado, Mozzarella and Sriracha Comin’ at Cha, by Scribbles from Around NoonInnovative Category: Around Noon – Scribbles – Un-bleat-able Goat’s Cheese, Cranberries, Sweet Potato and mango Munch Fest by Scribbles from Around NoonThe Chain Sandwich Retailer Award Specialist Sandwich Bar Chain Category: SubwayBakery Chain Category: GreggsCafé Category: Coffee #1Café In-store Category: DobbiesThe Sandwich Multiple Retailer of the Year Award: MorrisonsThe Independent Sandwich Retailer AwardOverall Winner: Mimosa, LondonIndependent Bakery Sandwich Retailer: Real Patisserie, BrightonIndependent Café Sandwich Retailer: Mimosa, London Highly Commended: Caffeine Drip, EdinburghBest New Independent: Aprés Food Company, LondonIndependent Sandwich Shop: Dene’s Deli, Newcastle Upon Tyne Highly Commended: Magic Wrap; Cardiff Students’ UnionThe Sandwich Convenience Retailer Award: The Co-opThe En-Route Sandwich Retailer Award: M&S for British AirwaysThe Workplace Sandwich Provider of the Year Award: CompassThe BSA Sandwich Manufacturer of the Year Award: SolwayThe New Sandwich Product Award Food Ingredient Category: My Bombay AirwrapPackaging/Equipment Category: LunchAlert The BSA Technical Excellence Award: Raynor Foods and Green GourmetThe Sandwich Marketing Award: GreggsSandwich Designer of the Year Overall Winner: Martin Willsher of 2 Sisters Food GroupThe New York Bakery Bagel Category: Rob Lawton of Greencore with Mobster BagelThe Sam Browne Foods British Red Tractor, Farm Assured Cooked Poultry Category: Martin Willsher of 2 Sisters Food Group with St Clements DuckThe H. Smith Food Group Tuna Category: Martin Willsher of 2 Sisters Food Group with Yumi Umami TunaThe Norseland Mexicana, Applewood and Jarlsberg Category: Stewart Parker of BHLive with Hunted ChickenThe Harvey & Brockless Pesto and Relish Category: Ben Laws of Java with Oak Roast Smoked Salmon BagelThe Pan’artisan Focaccia Romana Category: Kate Riley of Bait Sandwiches with Falafel FattoushFood to Go Manufacturer of the Year: Greencore Food to Go Retailer of the Year: GreggsFood to Go Innovation of the YearThe Product Category: A Bit Moorish from PureThe Equipment/Packaging Category: Breakfast Pots from Waitroselast_img read more