Nick Mallett’s son wins car with incredible crossbar challenge kick

first_imgWednesday Feb 8, 2012 Nick Mallett’s son wins car with incredible crossbar challenge kick The Six Nations wasn’t the only big thing taking place around the rugby world this past weekend as the Cape Town Tens Rugby Festival produced a fantastic once in a lifetime moment for one lucky individual. Doug Mallett, son of former Springbok coach Nick, got the opportunity to kick for poles from the ten meter line after his name was drawn as part of a promotion for storage company, Stor-Age.The competition was run throughout the weekend and Mallett junior was part of a handful of hopefuls who were randomly picked to take part in the contest. Another knockout round followed and then he and two other finalists took to the field during halftime of the main final.They had one shot at it and as luck would have it, Mallett’s kick hit the right spot, winning him a brand new Golf GTI valued at R365 000 (£30k).The video has a viral look to it, but it’s one hundred percent genuine, and Doug’s reaction said it all.“I cant put it into words. It’s completely ridiculous,” said Mallet, who plays rugby for the Ikeys Tigers. “It’s stupidly lucky I mean.. I’ll never hit that in one hundred thousand times ever again!”To which the MC sharply replied, “As anyone who’s seen you kick under pressure will know…”Rememeber Stuart Tinner? Check out the related videos below for two more legendary kicksADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Cumbres House / Taller Hector Barroso

first_imgCumbres House / Taller Hector BarrosoSave this projectSaveCumbres House / Taller Hector Barroso “COPY” Houses Mexico CopyHouses•Mexico CopyAbout this officeTaller Héctor BarrosoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexicoPublished on November 29, 2013Cite: “Cumbres House / Taller Hector Barroso” [Casa Cumbres / Taller Hector Barroso] 29 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452782/cumbres-house-taller-hector-barroso Clipboard Year:  2011 2011center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/452782/cumbres-house-taller-hector-barroso Clipboard Cumbres House / Taller Hector Barroso “COPY” Area:  635 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Yoshihiro Koitani+ 15 Share Year:  Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 Series Cumbres House is located inside a residential area in Santa Fe, west of Mexico City.  Save this picture!Section AThe project is developed around a central patio which provides different views, natural lighting and cross-ventilation to the interior spaces. This void acts as the medullar element on the design process. It is the in situ result of the restricted views, the lack of visual elements in the surroundings and the land’s unfavorable location.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniThe different areas of the architectural program are built around this contemplative patio. The living-dining space is set by a visual and functional continuity between interior and exterior creating the effect of the garden blending with the living and dining room, continuing to extend to the interior patio.  When both fronts are completely open, natural light effects, extended views and ventilation are emphasize.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniFrom the entrance façade, the house materiality is accentuated by a tripartite composition, recreated in a contemporary form. First, a rough and moist basing is materialized in pine wood, resembling a light plinth supporting the weight above. A raw volume on top, made of natural stone reinforces the monolithic and mineral aspect of the house. Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniAt the end, on the third level, the roof is used as the fifth corbusian façade, where the movement of lines and lightness opposes to the inferior volume. On this last level, the only cover is a floating slab with steel beams shielding a living room with a 360 degrees view over the surrounding mounts. Again, continuity between interior and exterior is made through sliding crystal panels which grant an effect of lightness to the structure. Save this picture!© Yoshihiro KoitaniFounded in 2010, Taller Hector Barroso is focused on architectural projects at different scales. In each project, an artistic and scientific investigation methodology is used in order to accomplish specific solutions. Being curious about the critic on architecture and exchanging ideas, we give great importance to the collaboration with engineers, designers, landscaping designers, lighting designers and other disciplines, along with the clients, looking for a positive enrichment in each project. We believe that trough design and ethics the people’s quality of life can be improve. Save this picture!First Level PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTiny Houses: Downsizing The American DreamArchitecture NewsCritical Round-Up: Tate Britain Renovation, Caruso St. JohnArchitecture News Share Architects: Taller Hector Barroso Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

Hurt: Indiana Corn Crop is at a Crisis

first_img By Gary Truitt – Jun 20, 2012 Facebook Twitter Previous articleHouse Ag Won’t Get to Farm Bill Before Independence DayNext articleSenate Slogs Through Amendments to Farm Bill Gary Truitt Source: Purdue Soybean conditions have also dropped, with state yield potential falling to about 45 bushels per acre, from an expected average of 49 at the start of the growing season. A reduction of four bushels per acre across 5.1 million harvested in Indiana means 20 million fewer bushels. Soybean yields are more highly influenced by late-July and August weather, so there is more time for growing conditions to improve and for yield potential to recover, compared with corn. At current crop prices for this fall, the reduction of 90 million bushels of Indiana corn and 20 million bushels of soybeans has a value of about $750 million. While all sectors of the state’s agriculture economy are being affected by dryness, corn and soybeans are the largest individual components by value.Chris Hurt SHARE Crop condition ratings as a proxy for corn yields suggest that the potential has dropped to about 151 bushels per acre, a reduction of 15 bushels from earlier expectations. Most of this reduction has come in the past two weeks, with nine bushels in the last week alone. The magnitude of a reduction of 15 bushels per acre across the state adds up to nearly a reduction of 90 million bushels from normal. Weather is the key to what happens next to the corn crop. With favorable rains and moderate temperatures, yield potential could still recover if those improved conditions came quickly. On the other hand, continuation of recent hot and dry conditions would cause yield potential to drop even more rapidly in coming weeks. The last week of June through the first half of July probably will be the most critical period in determining final corn yields for the state.center_img Facebook Twitter All crops are suffering, but corn is nearing its pollination phase when dry weather can quickly reduce yield potential. A few southern Indiana cornfields have started pollinating, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicating that 2 percent of the state’s corn was silking as of June 17. Yield potential is likely wilting along with the parched crops. At the start of the growing season, Purdue estimated Indiana corn yields to average 166 bushels per acre. There is no precise way to determine actual yield potential while the crop is still this early in the growing season. But the USDA’s evaluation of crop conditions three weeks ago showed that only 8 percent of Indiana corn was in “very poor” and “poor” condition, the lowest two of five categories. In the most recent report, released June 18, that had grown to 24 percent. The decline in Indiana corn conditions in the past week are among the largest in the last decade. Home Indiana Agriculture News Hurt: Indiana Corn Crop is at a Crisis Hurt: Indiana Corn Crop is at a Crisis SHARElast_img read more

Holden’s Bill to Certify Music Therapists Passes CA Assembly AB 1279 – Music Therapy Changing Lives

first_img Community News Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Holden’s Bill to Certify Music Therapists Passes CA Assembly AB 1279 – Music Therapy Changing Lives Published on Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 12:50 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentcenter_img Community News 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. More Cool Stuff Top of the News Business News Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Music Therapy bill to provide formal recognition to music therapists has been approved in the state Assembly and now goes to the Senate for consideration.Music therapy has many benefits for every age from babies to adults,” said Assemblymember Holden. “It can help ill patients recover faster, soothe anxiety, and ease depression. For children with learning and behavioral disorders, it is especially effective. There are several studies to back up the notion that music really is universal.”Music therapists deliver plans that help improve an individual’s overall functional skills, such as physical and communication skills. However, inconsistencies in current state regulation have created confusion among individuals regarding the practice of music therapy.AB 1279 will establish a standard definition of the music therapy profession to ensure continuity and uniformity of music therapy services.The bill has support from numerous individuals and has received overwhelming bi-partisan support in policy committee. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Mother of two drove while disqualified

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Email Facebook A PREGNANT woman was given a suspended prison sentence at Limerick District Court for driving without insurance while she was disqualified and banned.23-year-old mother of two, April Collins of Hyde Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, and girlfriend of Gerard Dundon, appeared in court charged with intimidating a relative of the only witness in a major investigation into organised crime, as well as to answer a probation report regarding her alleged road traffic violations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Regarding the charge of intimidation, Ms Collins was to receive the book of evidence, which would then have her sent for trial to a higher court, but the State was not yet in a position to serve it.Inspector Brendan McDonagh told the court that the accused was still on bail and had conditions to abide by. He also sought a further one month adjournment to serve the books to Ms Collins.However, Sarah Ryan, solicitor, queried the delay and noted that “effectively this is a one witness book of evidence,” and that she could not see the delay. Ms Collins is accused of intimidating the alleged injured party in Penney’s, in May this year. She is the primary carer of her two young children and is expecting a third.Judge O’Donnell marked the case peremptory against the State regarding the intimidation charge, and addressed the probation report brought before the court. He noted that Ms Collins was caught three times driving while banned, and was never in a position to furnish the gardai with details of her insurance. Ms Ryan said her client’s time in custody has made her realise the consequences of breaking the law.Judge O’Donnell sentenced her to four months in prison and suspended it for a period of 12 months, and placed her on her own bond of €100. All other road traffic matters before the court were taken into consideration. Linkedincenter_img WhatsApp Print NewsLocal NewsMother of two drove while disqualifiedBy admin – September 10, 2010 584 Previous articleHome security – what you should knowNext articleBuilding and jobs get going for regeneration adminlast_img read more

Global Turbulence Creates Buyer-Friendly Market

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Global Turbulence Creates Buyer-Friendly Market Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Recent international market blockbusters like China’s slowing economy and the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union were significant enough for Freddie Mac to revise what it had expected to happen in the U.S. economy through the end of next year, but the GSE says the turbulence abroad has created a highly buyer-friendly mortgage market.Freddie Mac’s latest monthly outlook report, released Tuesday, stated that slowing growth in China and the June Brexit vote have played a major role in driving down mortgage rates. In the most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac reported that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.41 percent, just slightly above the all-time record low.“This,” the outlook report stated, “is likely to result in a boost in housing activity, particularly refinance, as homeowners take advantage of the current low rates.”Troubles overseas should also keep mortgage rates near historic lows, thereby allowing mortgage originations to surpass 2015’s level, the report stated.“The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will likely keep the fed funds target rate increase on hold until at least the end of the year or even early next year,” Freddie Mac stated. “In its June meeting, the FOMC decided to keep the fed funds rate unchanged following a weaker than expected employment report for May as well as continued uncertainty in the global financial markets. Furthermore, following the results of the Brexit vote in late June, the Fed will likely continue to express caution before easing monetary accommodations.”According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage forecast has been revised down for both 2016 (by 30 basis points) and 2017 (by 50 basis points) to 3.6 percent and 4.0 percent, respectively.“Based on these low mortgage rates, expect the refinance share of originations to rise to 49 percent for 2016, 8 percentage points above last month’s forecast,” the report stated. “This translates to about $100 billion more in originations, bringing the total for 2016 to $1,825 billion.”The overall outlook is bolstered by June’s much-improved employment report.“Expect unemployment to average 4.9 percent in 2016 and 4.8 percent in 2017,” Freddie Mac reported.The house price appreciation forecast for 2016 remains at 5 percent, and at 4 percent for 2017. Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Share Save Freddie Mac U.S. Housing Market 2016-07-12 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Previous: Are Foreclosure Levels Reaching a New Normal? Next: Parties Spar Over Merits of CHOICE Act Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Global Turbulence Creates Buyer-Friendly Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Freddie Mac U.S. Housing Market July 12, 2016 1,455 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Thursday declared ‘Jimmy C. Lunsford Day’ in Troy

first_img The proclamation was presented to Lunsford Thursday night at a dinner in his honor. At that time, Witherington also presented the retiring mayor with a key to the city as a ceremonial gesture of appreciation for his 30 years of dedicated and untiring service to the city of his heart. By a proclamation of the Troy City Council, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, was declared “Jimmy C. Lunsford Day” in Troy. Johnny Witherington, president of the Troy City Council, characterized Lunsford as a devoted husband, father and “exceptionally proud grandfather.”“Mayor Lunsford has served the City of Troy with distinguished and outstanding service from 1982 to 2012 and has exemplified public service throughout his political career,” Witherington said. “He has always been dependable and trustworthy and has focused on understanding and solving community problems.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Mayor Lunsford used his entire career to serve the citizens of Troy with an unwavering passion and desire to meet the needs of the citizens of all ages,” Witherington said. “We are honored to have declared this day, Nov. 1, 2012, in his honor. He has surely earned the honor and recognition.” Email the author Thursday declared ‘Jimmy C. Lunsford Day’ in Troy Latest Stories You Might Like YOUR PHOTOS: Halloween around Pike County Many children around Pike County had huge hauls when it came to collecting candy this Halloween. How could they not?… read more Witherington said that, during Lunsford’s tenure, the city cultivated a diversified industrial base that includes the production of helicopters by Sikorsky and smart missiles by Lockheed Martin. That base also includes information technology giant CGI, food manufacturer Golden Boy and homegrown plastics manufacturer KW Plastics.“Through Mayor Lunsford’s leadership, the City of Troy’s population has increased from 12,945 in 1980 to 18,033 in 2010,” Witherington said. “Mayor Lunsford has been a guiding force within the city and through his leadership and dedication the city’s budget has increased from a little over $10 million in 1982 to more than $60 million in 2012. This was done without increasing taxes while improving the quality of life through the development of a state-of-the-art recreation facility and public library and a municipal complex, nutrition center, senior complex and other city facilities to serve the citizens of Troy.” Published 11:00 pm Thursday, November 1, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Supreme Court to hear Native American hunting rights case

first_imgdkfielding/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Members of the Crow Tribe hunt elk to feed their families.The state of Wyoming says they can’t kill the animals on federal forest land without a permit.The Supreme Court will now decide whether an 1868 treaty protects the Native Americans’ right to hunt.During a 2014 hunting expedition, Clayvin Herrera and three other tribal members pursued a small herd of elk as it moved from the Crow Reservation in Montana to the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. There the hunting party “shot, quartered and packed” three elk, and carried the meat back to the reservation, dividing it among their families, according to court documents.Wyoming game officials later tracked down Herrera and charged him with hunting off season and without a license. A state court convicted Herrera, and he was ordered to pay an $8,000 fine and give up hunting privileges for three years.Herrera said the Second Treaty of Fort Laramie from 1868 — between the United States and Crow Tribe, before Wyoming became a state — expressly allows tribal members to legally hunt in unpopulated federal forest lands at any time.The treaty, which established the tribe’s present-day reservation, states that members “shall have the right to hunt on the unoccupied lands of the U.S. so long as game may be found thereon, and as long as peace subsists among the whites and Indians on the borders of the hunting districts.”Wyoming contends that the treaty only meant to afford “temporary” rights to hunt off the reservation and that when the state was created in 1890 those rights were terminated. The state also argues that President Grover Cleveland’s designation of the land as a national forest in 1897 effectively rendered it “occupied.”Moreover, the state is arguing that federal courts have already resolved the issue: Twenty-five years ago, in a similar case involving the Crow Tribe, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded, “The Tribe and its members are subject to the game laws of Wyoming.”Herrera disagrees, saying a subsequent Supreme Court decision in 1999 overruled the notion that statehood implicitly terminated existing U.S. government agreements with Native Americans.“Neither the 1868 treaty nor any act of Congress contains any suggestion that Wyoming’s admission to the Union would abrogate the hunting right, and the mere creation of the Bighorn National Forest did not render that land ‘occupied’ so as to abrogate the hunting right,” Herrera’s attorneys argue in a brief to the high court.Herrera, a single father of three, insists hunting rights are deeply personal. Facing tough financial times in 2014, he says he went out to shoot an elk to “live off” the meat during the winter, according to court documents.“Affirmance not only would strip a sovereign Indian tribe of a longstanding, treaty-guaranteed right of enormous practical and spiritual significance,” Herrera’s legal team writes in its brief to the high court, “it would threaten the rights of numerous other Indian tribes that long ago reserved similar off-reservations protections in their own treaties with the U.S.”The Trump administration has taken Herrera’s side, writing in a brief to the court that, in its view, neither Wyoming statehood nor creation of the national forest terminated the Crow Tribe’s hunting rights under the treaty. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Training needs to boost its image

first_img Previous Article Next Article Training needs to boost its imageOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today British industry has lost its positive role models for great training,according to the Annual Training Research Report. When respondents were askedwhich UK companies or organisations they would cite as great examples of usingtraining to develop their people and have a positive effective on the business,more than half were unable to name any company or organisation. The survey organiser, Cambridge Online Learning, said only three companieswere named by the minimal number of respondents: Asda was named by 4.8 percent, Tesco by 2.4 per cent and Marks & Spencer by 2 per cent. And the top-rated public sector organisation was the NHS with 0.8 per centof mentions. The scarcity of role models has shocked principal and chief executiveofficer for Cambridge Online Learning David Towler. “These results came asa great surprise to me,” he said. “They are caused by the extinctionof the great industries where people were employed to be trained andopportunities created for them to progress. Now people can’t make thoseassumptions.” Overall, there is some optimism for training. The survey shows that trainingspend remains healthy. One in three reports having a larger training budgetthis year compared to last, 40 per cent have the same budget as last year and14 per cent have a lower training budget this year. The bulk of this money, around 24 per cent, is spent on developing technicalcompetencies and skills, whereas less than one in 10 of the sample spend 50 percent or more of their budget on management development training. www.cambridge-online-learning.co.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Greenland uplift and regional sea level changes from ICESat observations and GIA modelling

first_imgWe study the implications of a recently published mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS), derived from repeated surface elevation measurements from NASA’s ice cloud and land elevation satellite (ICESat) for the time period between 2003 and 2008. To characterize the effects of this new, high-resolution GrIS mass balance, we study the time-variations of various geophysical quantities in response to the current mass loss. They include vertical uplift and subsidence, geoid height variations, global patterns of sea level change (or fingerprints), and regional sea level variations along the coasts of Greenland. Long-wavelength uplifts and gravity variations in response to current or past ice thickness variations are obtained solving the sea level equation, which accounts for both the elastic and the viscoelastic components of deformation. To capture the short-wavelength components of vertical uplift in response to current ice mass loss, which is not resolved by satellite gravity observations, we have specifically developed a high-resolution regional elastic rebound (ER) model. The elastic component of vertical uplift is combined with estimates of the viscoelastic displacement fields associated with the process of glacial-isostatic adjustment (GIA), according to a set of published ice chronologies and associated mantle rheological profiles. We compare the sensitivity of global positioning system (GPS) observations along the coasts of Greenland to the ongoing ER and GIA. In notable contrast with past reports, we show that vertical velocities obtained by GPS data from five stations with sufficiently long records and from one tide gauge at the GrIS margins can be reconciled with model predictions based on the ICE-5G deglaciation model and the ER associated with the new ICESat-derived mass balance.last_img read more