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first_img whatsapp Brits are suspected of hoarded money during the pandemic Also Read: Gresham House reports spike in assets under management Poppy Wood The group’s best performer was its infrastructure and housing business, which grew 128.5 per cent in the six months to June, although only forestry saw positive performance across the firm, adding £72m. “The performance of Gresham House in the first half of the year has been testament to the resilience and quality of the team, working in challenging conditions, and we look forward to building on this in the second half of 2020 and beyond.” The company reported a strong balance sheet position, with cash of £22m and no debt, as the company shifted to “business as usual” over the pandemic, with employees able to work from home and no member of staff furloughed. The specialist alternative asset management firm’s real assets business contributed the bulk of growth during the period, adding £360m through net flows, performance and funds acquired.  Brits are suspected of hoarded money during the pandemic Also Read: Gresham House reports spike in assets under management Investment firm Gresham House reported a £467m spike in assets under management (AUM) in the first half of the year, despite tough market conditions due to the coronavirus crisis. Brits are suspected of hoarded money during the pandemic Thursday 16 July 2020 9:40 am Gresham House said the performance reflected “the relevance of our investment strategies despite challenging market conditions and is underpinned by the growing interest in specialist and sustainable investment”. center_img Tony Dalwood, chief executive of Gresham House, said: “We are pleased with the performance in the first half of the year against an unprecedented backdrop and expect to remain at least in line with market expectations on the current trajectory for 2020. Gresham House reports spike in assets under management Gresham House’s AUM grew 17 per cent to £3.3bn over the six months to 30 June 2020, of which £283m was organic growth. The group said the figure was “at least in line with market expectations”. “Our natural focus on ESG principles together with strong market positions, investment performance and balance sheet continue to support growth as we fundraise to meet client demand across our sustainable and open-ended investment strategies. Share whatsapp Analysts at Jefferies said: “While performance was negative in most segments… net flows were positive everywhere but in forestry which had a small redemption. [Gresham House] is very well positioned for the trends towards real assets and allocations to managers with strong ESG credentials.” Before the Open: Get the jump on the markets with our early morning newsletter The firm’s public equity assets swelled 63.6 per cent in the half-year, while its private equity funds saw negative growth of 17 per cent due to both performance and the termination of the firm’s LMS Capital contract. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USADaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamaMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryNews SharperChrissy Metz Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A Model (Photos)News Sharper Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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first_imgFederal Government | Nation & World | PoliticsObama: Democratic Party needs to reflect, ‘show up everywhere’November 14, 2016 by Jessica Taylor, NPR Share:President Barack Obama gave his first press conference after his party suffered a shocking loss at the ballot box just last week, and appeared to needle Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign for not paying enough attention to rural voters that eventually handed President-elect Donald Trump the upset victory.“When your team loses, everybody gets deflated, and it’s hard, and it’s challenging,” Obama said. “I think it’s a healthy thing for the Democratic Party to go through some reflection.”“We have to compete everywhere. We have to show up everywhere,” the president said, noting that when he was campaigning he went to many rural places in a very white, blue-collar state like Iowa and ended up winning twice. Clinton lost the state by 10 points.“I won Iowa not because the demographics dictated that I would win Iowa,” Obama continued. “It was because I spent 87 days going to every small town.”But now the two-term Democratic president is tasked with overseeing a peaceful transfer of power to a man he repeatedly called unqualified to succeed him in the Oval Office.“This office is bigger than any one person, and that’s why ensuring a smooth transition is so important,” the president said, taking questions before he departs on a week-long trip to Greece, Germany and Peru to meet with foreign leaders.Throughout much of the press conference, it sounded like Obama was trying to reassure many worried Americans and leaders abroad about an incoming President Trump. He said that at their meeting last week, the president-elect said he would maintain the U.S.’s commitment to NATO — something the GOP nominee himself questioned on the campaign trail.“This office has a way of waking you up. Campaigning is different from governing. I think he recognizes that,” the president continued, echoing a theme he would return to many times.“I don’t think any president comes in saying to himself, ‘I want to make people angry, or alienate half the country,’” Obama said, striking a hopeful tone and adding that he didn’t believe Trump was “ideological. Ultimately he’s pragmatic.”He was pressed by reporters on some of Trump’s recent hires, notably former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon to be a senior adviser and chief strategist. Bannon and Breitbart have ties to the alt-right movement, which is associated with white nationalism.Obama sidestepped a direct question on Bannon, instead simply saying, “It would not be appropriate for me to comment on every appointment the President-elect starts making.”But the president had words of caution for his unlikely successor, too. “Do I have concerns? Absolutely. He and I differ on a whole bunch of issues,” Obama said, adding that there are “certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well, unless he recognizes them and corrects.”Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_img BG Group’s share price rises as Egyptian government repays $350m debts More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeach RaiderDo You Agree That She’s The Most Beautiful Woman In The World?Beach RaiderNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDGloriousaTrail Cam Photos Captured In The WildernessGloriousaEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror BG Group’s share price jumped this morning on the back of news that the Egyptian government was repaying outstanding debts of $350m (£233m).  The payment is part of a scheme to clear debt owed by the Egyptian energy sector, where the British oil and gas company is heavily focused.  Today’s payment reduces the company’s domestic receivables balance in Egypt to around US$920m.  The repayment of debt has been delayed by four years because of the political situation, which has seen the ousting of long-standing dictator Hosni Mubarak, as well as the short-lived tenure of democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi.  BG said it was now in discussions with the government over paying off the outstanding balance. It is also looking at options to increase the supply of gas into the country.   BG’s share price rose 3.8 per cent in early trading.  whatsapp Tags: BG Group Companycenter_img Share Monday 2 February 2015 5:18 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Catherine Neilan last_img read more

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first_img TAGSAustraliaLaois AbroadMary Urquhart Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 26th December 2018 WhatsApp Council Pinterest Twitter The Presentation Convent graduate admits that as great as living in sunny Australia is, Portlaoise will always remain firmly in her heart as home.How did you end up in Australia?In 1994, after qualifying as a Registered nurse, a group of friends and fellow nurses started making plans for adventure and travel. It was decided – we would go to Australia and begin a working holiday for one year, as many an Irish nurse did.We arrived in Australia on October 6 1995, and then began our big adventure. We all lived in a two-bedroom unit in Randwick, Sydney. I worked in St Vincent’s Private hospital in Sydney, a position I secured before leaving Ireland as mammy wasn’t too keen on her 22 year old daughter not having a job before she left. Irish mammies, you’ve got to love them!The rest of my friends worked with an agency, so they were deployed to whichever hospital made requests. Again, city life really didn’t suit me and I was very home sick, but I still determined to make a go of it and not to fail.I met my now husband three weeks after arriving in Australia in the Coogee Bay hotel, our local haunt. After five months, I moved up to Cobar, central New South Wales (NSW), intent on only staying for a short time as I was determined to go home within six months.Well, my plan didn’t really turn out that way. I now have lived in Cobar for 22 years with my husband Craig and our four children, Niamh, Lauren, Ryan and Rori. What do you work as in Australia? I worked as a Registered Nurse at Cobar Hospital for many years, holding different positions from Infection Prevention and Control nurse, to Work Health and Safety chairperson and then Generalist Community Nurse.In 2002, I was successfully appointed to the Nurse Manager’s position and in 2004, I became Health Service Manager, which is a cross between Director of Nursing and CEO.Over the next six years, I completed my Masters in International Management through UNE Armidale which gave me the academic knowledge to assist me to manage a health service in an ever-changing world.Recently, I was appointed the General Manager of the Northern Sector of Western NSW Local Health District. This means that I am responsible for 10 facilities, all in remote locations in the North West of the Local Health District. The geographical area that I am responsible for is approx. 124,800 Km2 in comparison to the area of Ireland being 70,273Km2. What’s the best thing about living in Australia?The best thing about living in Australia has probably been getting to be the nurse I have become and knowing that the one thing that really matters to me is family.Have you visited Laois much since you left?I try to get home every 18 months to two years, but life sometimes gets in the way – especially being a mother of four! All my children have been very successful in their chosen sports, so I spend most of my free time travelling the length and breath of the state going to netball, athletic meets, swimming carnivals and motor bike events.I made a surprise visit home for two weeks in April 2016 which was fantastic. Our next planned trip is for when my brother gets married in Greece in June 2019. Have you noticed any changes since you left Ireland?When I returned in 1997 to get married, I really noticed the building boom. Any vacant land was not safe, even the old Oldlam mill carpark – where we used to get on the school bus – had town houses built on it.Then over the years, the boom finished which left its toll with high unemployment and half-finished houses everywhere. I have also noticed the reduction in Irish nurses traveling to Australia to work.What have you learned most since leaving Ireland?I have learned so many things since leaving Ireland. I appreciate family and home more. No matter where I live in this world, Ireland will always be home. As the saying goes, home is where the heart is.I think we take things for granted sometimes especially when we are trying to be independent and strong, but having close family around you when you need them is more valuable that any gold especially when it comes to raising children in this day and age.The old proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is one that I agree whole heartedly and the centre of that village is family.I have also become a better nurse from my experiences in Australia. Living and working in rural and remote New South Wales, most nurses are Jack of all trades and a master of most. I am the ED nurse, the triage nurse, the resus nurse and any other nurse you can think of.With no doctors located at these small hospitals, we sometimes have to wait a time before they are on the premises to assist. So I cannulate, preform ECG’s, give first line emergency drugs, intubate, suture, apply POP and I take x-rays. I am not a midwife but I have ‘caught’ 6 babies in my time which was probably the scariest scenario any non-midwife can have.What’s the strangest thing that has happened to you on your travels?I do find it comical that Australian people will always ask if you know someone that they know from Ireland.  My reply is always the same, “I know Ireland is small but sorry, no!”Do you meet many people from Ireland or Laois where you’re living now?It’s funny you ask this question. When I moved to Cobar first, I was the second Irish woman to live there. The first was a lady  named Rosie Hopkins and she was from County Derry.She had emigrated to Australia in the 1940s and settled in Cobar due to the mining boom where she raised four children. I have spent many St Patrick’s Days with Rosie.With Cobar having five major mines in an 80km radius, there had been many Irish people who have come to settle in Cobar.  There is a couple from Durrow, with their red haired daughter called Caoimhe. Then there is Johnno from Clonmel, who owns his own heavy diesel mechanic business, and Judy from Roscommon who married a local fella.My Nurse Manager Genie McMullen and her husband Ambie live here with their 4 children. Genie is from Offaly and Ambie is from Monaghan. Slowly but surely we are taking over Australia, one town at a time!What do you miss most about Ireland?The obvious answer to this one is my family. My mammy Breda, stepdad Seamus, sister Regina, nephew Conor and my brother Dermot and his fiancé Paula all live in Portlaoise.We speak to each other every Sunday on the phone but I have missed out on some big events in their lives, from the birth of my nephew Conor, to him growng up, and many important birthdays in the house.I miss the normal day-to-day activities in the house, from having a cuppa with mammy at the dining room table, watching the ‘Town’ playing at O’Moore Park, to having a pint at Peig’s or Lethean.If I think deeper about this question, I miss the welcoming nature of the Irish people, I miss the weather – which I know sounds stupid, but when the average temperature in the summer months is 42-45 degrees, you miss the Irish weather.I also miss the closeness for travel. To drive to Sydney from Cobar takes nine hours. If that was Ireland, I could have flown to Manchester, checked into the hotel and be at a United match with some to spare.Will you return to live in Laois at some point in the future?I would love to say yes, that I’m moving tomorrow – but moving home would be one of the wishes I would ask a genie for! My heart belongs to Ireland and Portlaoise, it always has and always will.SEE ALSO –  Laois Abroad: The Abbeyleix woman living in Gran Canaria for the last 30 years Facebook Facebook Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 2018 Remembered – Laois Abroad: The Laois nurse living in rural Australia for the past 24 years WhatsApp Previous articleWATCH: Laois musician Damien Bowe in our Christmas Video Interview SeriesNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, December 27, 2018 LaoisToday Reporter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ We caught up with the the Portlaoise woman who made the trip to Australia 24 years ago and fell in love with the Cobar.Safe to say she’ll have a better tan than all of us here in Laois.  We wish her all the best. Portlaoise woman Mary Urquhart has lived in Cobar, New South Wales (NSW) for 24 years now.She went there on a working holiday Visa at the age of 22 and has gone from being a newly-qualified student nurse to being appointed as the General Manager of an area nearly twice the size of Ireland. 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first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca A total of about 9,000 DeLoreans were built. A Texas company now owns the name and provides restoration services, although its promised date for an all-new DeLorean has come and gone. John DeLorean died in 2005 and is buried in Troy, Michigan, with his gull-wing car depicted on his bronze marker. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The low-volume car was expensive: it was $26,175 for 1981 and it rose to $29,825 the following year, although dealers soon slashed prices when sales turned out to be sluggish. Although DeLorean intended it to compete with brands like Porsche, the heavy steel frame’s weight taxed the small engine, and auto reviewers complained about its uninspired handling performance.DeLorean was burning through cash, and in January 1982 a complicated stock issue he expected would raise $27 million was cancelled. The British government had already invested some $138 million, and wouldn’t supply any more unless DeLorean could raise an equal amount from investors. The company went into receivership, and on October 18, 1982, the government announced plans to close it.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2If you grew up in the 1980s, there’s something surreal about seeing one of these machines on the road. RELATED TAGSClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew Vehicles Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2John DeLorean with his DeLorean DMC-12. Of all the auto ventures that might have been, few measure up to John DeLorean’s stainless-steel sports car. The story seems more fiction than fact: a “bad-boy” exec with no use for rules; an unusual car that couldn’t find its footing; and a narcotics sting some believe was a last grasp at success.John Zachary DeLorean was born in Detroit in 1925 to factory workers, and earned degrees in mechanical and automotive engineering. He began his career with a short stint at luxury carmaker Packard before joining GM’s Pontiac division in 1956.Under general manager Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen, Pontiac was transforming from what DeLorean called “an old lady’s division” into a performance brand. For 1961 there was a new compact model, the Tempest, and while it was popular in its own right, DeLorean thought he could do better. By now he was Pontiac’s chief engineer, and for 1964 he had his team build one with a 389-cubic-inch (6.3-L) V8. The Tempest’s strongest engine was a 280-hp V8, while this version made 348 horses. Trending Videos A day later, John DeLorean was arrested in a sting operation in Los Angeles, charged with attempted trafficking of 24 kilograms of cocaine. It’s believed he planned to use the proceeds to fund his car.He was acquitted two years later on grounds of entrapment, and later beat subsequent charges of tax evasion and fraud. In 1985, his car found lasting fame when the movie Back to the Future put a flux capacitor into one and went time-travelling with it. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 John DeLorean with his car.  DeLorean Motor Company See More Videos His team included top execs taken from Chrysler, Jaguar, Aston Martin and GM. Former Pontiac engineer William Collins designed the car, and an Italian coachbuilder created the first prototype in 1976. DeLorean wanted a rotary engine, but problems with that resulted in substituting a rear-mounted, fuel-injected 2.8-litre V6 from France’s PRV (Peugeot-Renault-Volvo) making 130 horsepower. Transmission choices were five-speed manual or three-speed automatic.The original design used a revolutionary substructure made of plastic and fiberglass instead of a frame, but development would have taken too much time and money. Instead, DeLorean brought in Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, who created a steel “backbone” frame for it. The unpainted stainless steel body was actually a skin over fiberglass panels.Building the car wasn’t easy: the gull-wing doors caused headaches, and it was difficult to fit the steel panels. The cars were promised for 1979, but production didn’t start until 1981. His team worked hard to get the company going, but DeLorean was seldom part of it. He was busy on several other projects, including six months working on the government bailout Chrysler was requesting in the U.S. He spent only ten to twelve days each month at the factory.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.21981 DeLorean DMC-12 COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever But GM had a policy that limited horsepower by the vehicle’s weight, and the mocked-up car exceeded it. And that was a double whammy, because DeLorean loved fast cars and hated rules. So he did what any self-respecting car guy would do: he found a loophole. Management scrutinized models, not add-ons, so he called it the GTO package, buried it deep in the options list, and quietly told dealers how to order it. By the time the top brass caught on, he’d sold so many that the GTO soon became a model on its own.He moved to Chevrolet, but wanted to build something completely different from what was going out the GM factory doors. Although it looked like he might soon be named company president, he resigned in 1973. The following year, he registered the DeLorean Motor Company to build an all-new sports car.It’s extremely expensive to create a car from scratch, and DeLorean used his reputation to convince 345 American car dealers to back him at $25,000 each. Funding also came from partnerships, banks, and private investors. As with the similarly-styled but unrelated (and equally doomed) Bricklin, built in 1974 by entrepreneur Malcolm Bricklin in New Brunswick with government funding, DeLorean wanted to build his factory in a jurisdiction that was eager for jobs and generous with cash. He found it in Belfast in Northern Ireland.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2These two 1981 DeLorean DMC-12s belong to members of the Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club in B.C.last_img read more

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first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Prince Philip’s custom hearse: a Land Rover Defender  Reuters When Prince Philip’s coffin is conveyed to church for his funeral service, it will be taken in a specially-commissioned Land Rover that the British royal himself helped design.Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, died last week aged 99 and his funeral will be held entirely at Windsor Castle on Saturday, with no public allowed.Although the event has been scaled down because of COVID-19 restrictions, many traditional elements will remain, with a military procession inside the castle and pall bearers from units with close links to Philip. Defenders of the Realm: Classic SUVs are off-road icons RELATED Land Rover Defender wins Women’s World Car of the YearHowever, in place of the usual hearse, Philip’s body will be taken from its current resting place to St George’s Chapel on a bespoke Land Rover which has been modified to carry a coffin – in keeping with Philip’s original plans for the funeral.Buckingham Palace said the prince started on the project with Land Rover 18 years ago with the hearse based on a Defender TD 130 chassis and then modified, with the open top rear section custom made to Philip’s specification.It was painted Dark Bronze Green, a colour used for many military Land Rovers.Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament on Monday it was fitting that Philip would be taken to his final resting place on a modified Land Rover. advertisement “That vehicle’s unique and idiosyncratic silhouette reminds the world that he was above all a practical man, who could take something very traditional – whether a machine or indeed a great national institution – and find a way by his own ingenuity to improve it, to adapt it for the 20th or the 21st century,” Johnson said. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened See More Videos RELATED TAGSDefenderLand RoverSUVFlexClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesFlexHearse Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Following an exhaustive geophysical and historical analysis, a research team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder believes there are no alternatives to one or more massive earthquakes occurring in India in the near future, threatening millions of lives. “Unfortunately, we have been forced to reach a very undesirable conclusion,” said Professor Roger Bilham of CU-Boulder’s geological sciences department. “We set out to try and eliminate the possibility of one or more large, overdue earthquakes in the Himalaya occurring very soon, and we have failed. “We looked for geophysical loopholes that might provide alternatives to such devastating events, including recent, large earthquakes, smaller earthquakes to relieve the underlying pressure or very slow-moving earthquakes,” he said. “But none of these scenarios fit.” A paper on the subject by Bilham, CU-Boulder geological sciences Professor Peter Molnar and Vinod Gaur of the Indian Institute for Astrophysics in Bangalore, India, appears in the Aug. 24 issue of Science. The conclusion, said Bilham and Molnar, who also are fellows at the CU-headquartered Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES, is that at least one 8.1 to 8.3 magnitude earthquake and perhaps as many as seven are overdue. The Himalaya face south toward India in an arc about 2,000 kilometers in length. “In the past decade using satellite technology we have measured India advancing toward Tibet at a rate of two meters per century,” he said. “The historic record indicates only two great earthquakes in the Himalaya in the past two centuries, suggesting that the slip along 70 percent of the arc potentially may exceed four meters,” he said. Looking at the data prior to 1800, the researchers found very few giant historical earthquakes. “In some parts of the Himalaya there may have been no great earthquakes for 500 years, yet they are known to have occurred over time since their effects can be viewed in trenches across the faults that lie beneath the frontal ranges of the Himalaya,” he said. Dividing the Himalaya into 10 regions of about 220 kilometers – each roughly corresponding to a past great earthquake – the team found that 70 percent of the arc could have a magnitude 8.1 earthquake and 40 percent could have one as large as 8.3, he said. The data indicate that the slip zone located about 12 kilometers underground between the Indian and Asian plates is comprised of hot, steamlike fluid. The temperature, pressure and amount of fluids affect the entire seismic system, said Bilham. “The main driving engine in the system is the movement of the Indian plate, which winds up the Greater Himalaya like a giant spring compressed against the Himalayan Plateau,” he said. “Deep beneath Tibet, India slides northward with comparative ease. “We know the inevitable outcome,” he said. “The lock holding the spring will break, propelling the Himalaya southward in a giant earthquake. A giant earthquake is the only solution to have these plates unzip and slide.” Less than one-third of the volatile Himalayan Mountains have slipped in the past 200 years, said Bilham. After calculating a slip rate of 20 millimeters a year along much of the Himalayan arc, six of the 10 regions show a slip rate of from 4 to 8 meters each 200 years – equivalent to movement that can trigger earthquakes magnitude 8 or above. “Sadly, to have the Indian and Himalayan plates ‘unzip’ to remove the geologic stress requires one or more giant earthquakes to occur,” said Bilham. “This is where we tried to prove ourselves and the geophysics wrong. We failed.” A large earthquake would cause devastating seismic shaking in the Ganges Plain in India, for example, where the urban population has increased 10-fold in the past century, he said. The staggering growth of India – the population has quadrupled since the turn of the century and doubled to 1 billion people since 1950 – puts an enormous number of people at risk, said Bilham. “Now we are talking about 10 million people at risk from a single earthquake. Never before have we seen such a huge human geological target.” Dennis Mileti, project director of CU-Boulder’s Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, said the potential for great earthquakes in developing countries like India require teams of international experts to advise policymakers on geology, social psychology and mitigation engineering in order to reduce loss of life. Relatively simple remedies can be effective, Mileti said. For example, people in such earthquake zones should be aware of the need to use rags to cover their faces and prevent suffocation. In addition, severe injuries to earthquake victims can cause them to die because crushed muscles release deadly toxins into their bodies, he said. If kidney dialysis machines and portable generators were available in such disasters, many more lives could be saved. Published: Aug. 22, 2001 last_img read more

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first_imgHome Trade Show Guide UWGS 2017 Special Discounts on Vineyard Technology and Compost TeaTrade Show GuideUWGS 2017 Special Discounts on Vineyard Technology and Compost TeaBy Trade Show Guide – January 16, 2017 15 0 Facebook AdvertisementExperts from our company will be on-hand in our booth to discuss all of our service highlights, including vineyard irrigation and nutrition management, pest and disease monitoring services, vineyard development and management, vineyard monitoring technologies, and our bulk, made-to-order compost tea product. We will be offering special discounts on our technology and compost tea products for visitors to our Unified Symposium booth this year.Advanced Viticulture, Inc.UWGS Booth: 314Advanced Viticulture, Inc. is a winegrowing consulting and vineyard management company that operates with a focus on sustainability. It was founded in 2005 by viticulturist Mark Greenspan, Ph.D.. From a philosophy of minimal inputs to the vineyard, but with timely manipulations, we achieve environmental protection while allowing each site’s uniqueness to be expressed in their wines. Reduction of fertilizer and irrigation inputs allows the vineyard’s characteristics to shine through to the wines. You won’t find many other companies who combine such solid technical expertise with practical know-how, experience and ability to get it done. From vineyard site selection through vineyard installation, we do it all! And year after year we help you produce the best and most consistent wine grapes possible from your vineyard.Return to Unified Wine & Grape Symposium GuideAdvertisement ReddIt Pinterest Share Linkedin Twitter Email Previous articleWorld’s Best Premium Label SolutionsNext articleGreat Deals on Stock Capsules Trade Show Guide TAGSAdvanced ViticultureVineyard/Growing last_img read more

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first_img Twitter ReddIt Advertisement Home Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, August 7Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, August 7By Editor – August 7, 2019 391 0 Trending Story:Winery Lawsuit Ramps Up the DramaThe Bryant lawsuit bursts into life as both sides – and the wine media – trade blows…Today’s News:‘Sober Curious’ Movement Gathering Speed in USNielsen reports that 47% of US consumers over the age of 21 are making a concerted effort to reduce their alcohol intake a figure that leaps to 66% when looking specifically at millennials, who are driving this change in drinking habits…Fifteen Wine Importers from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Visit California on First-Ever Buying TripThe California Wine Institute Export Program is hosting this ground-breaking series of events and inviting any and all “new to market” wineries in the Golden State to submit their wines for consideration for this sales opportunity…New Irrigation System Can Cut Vineyard Water Usage by 35 PercentWSU Professor of Crops and Soil Sciences Pete Jacoby has invented and developed a subsurface irrigation system that could be game-changing for Washington’s wine-grape industry…When Will the Supreme Court Wine Shipping Ruling Take Effect?Oregon Wine Regions Face Different Challenges as Industry GrowsWine Grape Quality Above Average Despite Challenges in TexasVeraison on the Horizon for Grape GrowersUS Drinks Companies Risk Being “Collateral Damage” in Boeing Trade Spat USTR WarnedVegan ‘Egg Whites’ Produced from Beer WasteSample the Sierra Celebrates 10 Years of Food, Wine and Art This SeptemberWine Industry Reaps Benefits from Business That Supports Adults with Developmental DisabilitiesAs U.S.-China Trade War Flares, American Farmers FretHow Did Japan Become the World’s Latest Serious Wine Frontier?Wine Education Week to Hold Guinness World Record AttemptBlogs:Do the Rules That You Learned and Follow Still Apply?How Branded Entertainment Builds Consumer Loyalty (+ a Free Guide!)Wine Business History: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the SameThe Importance of CommunicationNot Sure How to Start Using Video in Your Marketing? Here’s Tip #1WineIndustry.Jobs:Sales Director MediaA Toast to You – Minneapolis, MN, USASales RepresentativeBrick Packaging – Traverse City, MI, USANational Sales Director A Toast to You – Santa Rosa, CA, USAMore Wine Industry Jobs…Feature Your Job Listing in the Afternoon BriefPeople:Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Names Ian Adamo Wine Educator of the YearThe Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association Mourns the Passing of Bunny BeckerGeorg Riedel Honored by Wine SpectatorThe Winemaker Championing America’s ‘Foxy’ GrapesHow Natural Winemaker Martha Stoumen Turns Work into Highly Drinkable PlaySupplier News:Californian Wine Brand Böen Partners with Guala Closures and SharpEnd to Launch First NFC-Enabled Wine Bottles in the United StatesBroderick General Engineering Now a Certified Earthbind® Application CompanyTired of Worrying About Temperature Swings in Steel Tanks?A New Way to Determine When to Pick GrapesMore Supplier News…Vineyard & Winery:‘The Prisoner’ Wine Creator Dave Phinney Opens Vallejo Distillery as First Step Toward Large RedevelopmentMusic, Art and Wine Converge with Cliff Lede Vineyards’ New VIP Packages Featuring Original Artwork from Songwriter Bernie Taupin, Elton John Concert Tickets and MoreSunstone Vineyards & Winery to Celebrate 25th AnniversaryInvestigation Launched into Blue Wine ProducerFrancis Ford Coppola Pairs Cannabis and Wine to Create Unique Sonoma County Tours Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Facebook TAGSBecker VineyardsBryant Family VineyardsDave PhinneyFrancis Ford CoppolaJapanOregon Wine BoardPaso Robles Wine Country AllianceRiedelTexas Wine and Grape Growers AssociationWashington State UniversityWine SpectatorWSET center_img Subscribe to the Afternoon BriefAdvertisement Linkedin Pinterest Share Email Previous articleCalifornian Wine Brand Böen Partners with Guala Closures and SharpEnd to Launch First NFC-Enabled Wine Bottles in the United StatesNext articleEME Announces First Annual Pinots & Plaid Editorlast_img read more

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first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. One year ago, the Kalispell Boulder Project took aim at achieving a lofty goal – to raise $100,000 for a brand new bouldering park near downtown Kalispell.This week, thanks to help from a familiar Flathead Valley philanthropist, the nonprofit organization reached its goal, and plans to break ground on the project in April.The money will be used to manufacture and install a pair of concrete climbing boulders at Lawrence Park, said Jandy Cox, manager at Rocky Mountain Outfitter in Kalispell. Cox said the fundraising efforts have been met by strong community support.Bouldering is a form of climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. It can be done without any equipment, but many climbers use special climbing shoes to help secure footholds.Spearheaded by a group of Flathead Valley climbers and outdoor enthusiasts, the bouldering project will offer climbers and non-climbers of all abilities the opportunity to scramble up artificial rock features designed to correspond with the natural setting, Cox said.The nonprofit hopes to have the boulders installed by summer 2016.Through the Kalispell Community Foundation, the Kalispell Boulder Project established a fund last January and worked with the Kalispell Parks and Recreation Department so secure space for the bouldering features, which will be constructed at the southern end of Lawrence Park in Kalispell. After the boulders are installed, the city of Kalispell will assume responsibility for the park.Cox said the final funding boost came through a $25,000 donation from Flathead Valley philanthropist Michael Goguen.The gift effectively completes the Kalispell Boulder Project’s fundraising endeavors to raise $100,000 for the purchase, installment and landscape finishing of two synthetic climbing boulders. Project volunteers are also working with Montana Conservation Corps to break ground in April.“We are ecstatic,” Cox said. “Fundraising for KBP was a grass roots effort.”Cox said he was optimistic from the beginning that the project would be well received, but he didn’t anticipate the degree to which individuals and organizations stepped up.The Daybreak Rotary Club offered to put up a $20,000 matching grant, which gave the project an enormous boost, while local businesses also helped out.“We appreciate how the community rallied around our project and helped make our ideas a reality,” Cox said. “We could not have reached our goal without the fiscal management and administrative support of the Flathead Community Foundation; and the generosity of Kalispell Daybreak Rotary Club, local businesses, private foundations, and every individual donation from $1 to $1,000.”For more information about the Kalispell Boulder Project visit kalispellboulderproject.com. Emaillast_img read more

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