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first_imgDuring a period of extremely quiet solar wind conditions from 8 to 10 March 1997, strong activity was observed by the Southern Hemisphere Auroral Radar Experiment Super Dual Auroral Radar Network radars in the Antarctic premidnight ionosphere. This activity took the form of quasiperiodic flow bursts with ionospheric drift velocities exceeding 2 km s−1. Data from the Satellite Experiments Simultaneous with Antarctic Measurements (SESAME) automated geophysical observatories in Antarctica and Defense Meteorological Satellite Program and Polar satellites are used with the radar data to study the convection flow in the southern polar ionosphere at the time of these flow bursts. The study shows that the bursts occurred with an approximate period of 12 min. Their direction was westward, and they were superimposed on a background westward flow. In the premidnight sector this is interpreted as a flow associated with dipolarization of the magnetotail tail field. There is a band of strong particle precipitation associated with the flow bursts. The location suggests that they occur deep in the magnetotail and cannot be associated with any lobe reconnection. They are at a latitude near the region where a viscously driven convection cell is expected to exist, and their sense is that of the return convection flow in such a cell. The results suggest that there is an internal magnetospheric mechanism for sporadic energy release in the magnetotail that need not be associated with changes in solar wind reconnection on the magnetopause.last_img read more


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first_img Shell will make the job cuts by the end of 2022 (Credit: Photographic Services, Shell International Limited) Royal Dutch Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs as part of a major restructuring effort tied to its aim of being a net-zero energy company by 2050.The measure – which affects around 10% of the oil major’s workforce – is designed to remove “organisational complexity” from the business and achieve annual operational cost reductions of up to $2.5bn.It puts Shell on a similar footing to that of UK-based rival BP, which earlier this year said it would cut up to 10,000 jobs as part of its own restructuring plan to become a more agile company focused on clean energy and services rather than oil and gas exploration and production.Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden said in a statement: “We are doing this because we have to, because it is the right thing to do for the future of the company. We have to be a simpler, more streamlined, more competitive organisation that is more nimble and able to respond to customers.“We have looked closely at how we are organised and we feel that, in many places, we have too many layers in the company: too many levels between me, as the CEO, and the operators and technicians at our locations.”The Netherlands-headquartered firm said it will make between 7,000 and 9,000 job cuts by the end of 2022, inclusive of around 1,500 people who have agreed to take voluntary redundancy this year.It did not say in which areas of the business the layoffs will be focused. The oil giant is undertaking a major restructuring as it responds to the financial impact of coronavirus and embarks on a strategic shift towards clean energy Shell is restructuring its business as part of clean-energy pivotShell has undertaken a major review of its business operations in recent months as it seeks to reposition itself as a clean energy company and neutralise its carbon footprint by 2050.The financial impact of coronavirus on energy markets – particularly in the oil and gas sector – has added further pressure to reduce costs.“A large part of the cost saving for Shell will come from having fewer people,” said van Beurden.The oil major reported an 82% year-on-year drop in adjusted earnings in the second quarter of the year to $638m, not including a $16.8bn impairment charge due to a downwards revision of its long-term commodity price outlook.That followed a decision to cut its dividend in the first quarter of 2020 for the first time since the Second World War.Shell warned further impairment charges in the range of $1-1.5bn are expected in its third-quarter results, due to be published at the end of October.The oil major also provided an update on its operational performance in the third quarter of 2020, noting that upstream production is expected to be between 2.15 million and 2.25 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day.This includes an impact of up to 70,000 boe per day as a result of hurricanes that have swept the Gulf of Mexico in recent months, forcing production operations to be suspended.Sales of oil products are expected to be between four and five million barrels per day (bpd), down from 6.7 million bpd a year earlier.Shell added that trading and optimisation results will be lower than the historical average, and “significantly lower” compared with the second quarter of 2020 when profits from this area of the business helped it avoid posting a loss.The company’s share price jumped 2.3% in early trading, but these early gains have since reduced.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Property Ombudsman (TPO) has revealed how it has been working with the Law Commission to produce a report that heavily criticises retirement property landlords for charging hidden leasehold fees when properties are sold or sub-let.The fees involved as called ‘event fees’ and over costs “buried deep” in leaseholds and then charged when there is a Transfer of Title or Change of Occupancy – and even when a spouse or carer moves into a property.Agents are also highlighted in the investigation, which has been conducted over two years and shines a light on how many retirement properties are sold. It has now been presented to parliament and the Law Commission says it is now awaiting a response from the government.Landlords criticisedTPO backs the Law Commission’s stance that the fees help offset the often substantial cost of the extra on-site healthcare services many retirement home developments offer, but criticises many landlords – and agents – for not highlighting the fees at the point of sale.“Owners are not always being told about the charges, which can be up to 30% of the property price,” the Law Commission says.“Others may be hit by huge bills for changes to occupancy, even when a carer moves in to look after the owner or where they have to move into a nursing home and sub-let their property to cover costs.”In the report the Law Commission says that agents should already be aware of the problem of ‘transfer fees’ because the “code of practice for residential estate agents has recently been updated to deal with event fees,” it says.Code updated“We recommend that the code of practice for residential estate agents should be updated again to include reference to checking the central database for the disclosure document.”“We will work with TPO to achieve this. We will also work with TPO to provide guidance to estate agents and to raise awareness of the new code provisions among members of all redress schemes.”The Law Commission says it now urges the Government to regulate the sector through amendments to the Consumer Protection Act 2015 and bring in a new code of practice to make these fees more transparent, stop unexpected fees and allow a right to challenge unfair fees.It also says that an online database for estate agents and consumers should be set up “to ensure that event fee information is included in all advertisements”, it says.The report was compiled with other organisations including NAEA Propertymark and RICS.Read the full report.leaseholds Law Commission retirement property The Property Ombudsman April 3, 2017Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » TPO reveals its work with Law Commission into retirement leasehold fees previous nextRegulation & LawTPO reveals its work with Law Commission into retirement leasehold feesReport is highly critical of charges faced by vulnerable retirees and their familes.Nigel Lewis3rd April 20170973 Viewslast_img read more


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first_imgA report into enforcement of the private rented sector has recommended that England should introduce a national landlord registration scheme, and follow in the footsteps of Wales and Scotland.Called Improving Compliance with Private Rented Sector Legislation, it finds that while much thinking about regulation and research on enforcement in the sector focuses on deterrence – using formal processes to control bad behaviour – this fails to account for the wide range of other tools and approaches that can be effective in achieving compliance.The landlord report, from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) , says councils face increased demand for their services but diminishing resources, and believes that the number of prosecutions or other formal activity aren’t appropriate measures of success.It believes there is a need to improve the data available to local authorities on the sector, using an effective and responsive database that evolves in real time.Landlord registrationIn England, this would also include a national system of registration, it recommends, but somewhat bravely calls for councils to be given adequate funding to ensure they can adopt appropriate and effective responses to the evolving sector.The report also makes other recommendations including new sentencing guidelines for the criminal courts and tribunals so that landlord punishments are proportionate to the nature of the offence.John Duff, chair of the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, says: “This is a comprehensive piece of research which we hope will stimulate debate across the industry, and ultimately create solutions to the issues identified as we work to continually improve the sector.”Read the report in full.enforcement John Duff private rental market TDS Charitable Foundation August 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Experts make new renewed call for national landlord registration scheme in England previous nextRegulation & LawExperts make new renewed call for national landlord registration scheme in EnglandReport into PRS regulation sponsored by leading deposit firm says England should follow the example of Scotland and Wales and bring in register.Nigel Lewis7th August 20200710 Viewslast_img read more


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first_img View post tag: Pathfinder class November 25, 2015 USNS Maury Ready for Delivery View post tag: US Navy Authorities View post tag: PEO Shipscenter_img US Navy’s Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship, USNS Maury (T-AGS 66), completed Acceptance Trials on November 6, following a week of ship tests and underway events.The T-AGS 66 Acceptance Trials, the final evaluation of the ship prior to delivery, included testing of major propulsion, auxiliary, damage control and deck systems.Designed to perform acoustic, biological, physical, and geophysical surveys, T-AGS 66 will provide the U.S. military with essential information on the ocean environment. The vessel is 107 meters in length, with an overall beam of 17.6 meters. USNS Maury is 7 meters longer than the previous T-AGS design, which accommodates a moon pool for deployment and retrieval of autonomous underwater vehicles.T-AGS 66 is named in honor of Cmdr. Matthew Fontaine Maury, nicknamed “Pathfinder of the Seas,” and also known as the “Father of Modern Oceanography.” Scheduled for delivery in early 2016, USNS Maury will be operated by the Military Sealift Command.[mappress mapid=”17454″]Image: NavSource Back to overview,Home naval-today USNS Maury Ready for Delivery View post tag: USNS Maury Share this articlelast_img read more


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first_imgSurfset classes will be one of the unique offerings of Fitness Week in Ocean City Nov. 16 to 22, 2015.Ocean City’s first “Fitness Week” is set for Nov. 16 to 22 at locations throughout the island.The purpose of the event is to highlight the many facilities Ocean City offers to help people stay in shape.Fitness cards good for up to five different sessions are on sale now for $20 at the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center (17th Street and Simpson Avenue) and online at ocnj.us/recreation.Participants can choose from more than 100 classes at 10 different venues. Classes include yoga, Zumba, Pilates, “Smooth Moves,” senior fitness, indoor cycling, martial arts, strength training, squash, Pickleball and line dancing, among a host of other physical and nutritional activities for participants of all ages.Ocean City’s newly named Healthy Living Advisory Council (formerly the Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports) created the event, having seen something similar sponsored by the schools a few years ago. But recognizing people’s busy lives, the council expanded the event to a week long.“We wanted to be able to go with anybody’s schedule,” council member Ashley McGuigan said.Complete and printable schedule of Fitness Week classes and eventsHighlights of special activities Monday to Thursday (Nov. 16 to 19)Highlights of special activities Friday to Sunday (Nov. 19 to 22)See complete detail on Fitness Week in Ocean City and to purchase a Fitness Card online.Fitness Week includes free events, including Meditation and Mindfulness (6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Ocean City Free Public Library); Healthy Eating Choices for Kids (6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the library); Cancer Prevention Seminar (6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the library); Healthy Eating for the Holidays (2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Shores of Wesley Manor); and a Holiday Cooking Demonstration (10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Senior Center).Mayor Jay Gillian will assist chef Annemarie Chelius in the 1 p.m. cooking demonstration on Nov. 22.One highlight will be a Nov. 20 tournament pitting different community organizations against each other in adult kickball. The competition will include showdowns between the Ocean City Police Department and Ocean City Fire Department, Johnson’s Popcorn and 7th Street Surf Shop, and the Ocean City Exchange Club and a team led by Councilman Antwan McClellan.“What better Friday night event?” McGuigan said.________Sign up for free daily updates on Ocean City news.last_img read more


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first_imgTwo Magpies Bakery in Southwold has hit the national press after advertising sausage rolls for £8.17 – a 177% mark-up on the usual £2.95 price tag.Owner Rebecca Bishop said the increase is the same as the business rate hike her business is set to face.Small bakeries are bracing themselves for the new rates, due to take effect in April, with some concerned they may not be able to weather the storm.Bishop said her annual bill was set to jump by almost £10,000 because her shop’s rateable value had gone from £7,200 to £25,500, making her ineligible for small business relief.Every small business in Southwold is facing a business rates increase – the largest is 245% and the average 177%.But the sausage roll hike is just a gesture, because Bishop said it is unfeasible to raise her prices to cover the cost: “It’s all going to come off the bottom line, so what that means is either retraction or closure.”Southwold’s business rates threaten the livelihoods of its many independent shopkeepers, a picture that will be replicated in affluent towns and cities across the UK where property values have risen since the last revaluation.The business rate is a tax is calculated on the rental value of a property as estimated by the Valuation Office Agency – this is supposed to be recalculated every five years.Stephen Britt from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, based in Ipswich, said he thought the system for working out business rates needed “a massive overhaul” because it could not be applied fairly across the country.“It is imperative the government listens and acts quickly to implement a fairer, simpler and less burdensome system that at its worst penalises good businesses and blights whole business clusters, including high streets.”Are you facing the same dilemma as Rebecca? Get in touch and tell us your story by emailing [email protected]last_img read more


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first_imgRadiohead is gearing up to release OKNOTOK, a 20th anniversary reissue of their 1997 OK Computer, on June 23, 2017. In celebration of the LP’s rerelease, Radiohead will release eight B-side tracks and three previously-unreleased songs. Following the release of “I Promise,” Radiohead has released a second single “Man of War,” which you can enjoy below in the music video:While the song has never been released on record, until now, Radiohead has played the song less than 20 times live. According to Consequence of Sound, they’ve played “Man of War” 17 times in 1995 and then once in 2002.last_img


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first_imgLoad remaining images Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 (technically early AM 4/28)Artist: Live For Live Music & 8th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest Present: GHOST LIGHTVenue: Republic NOLA – 828 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130Tickets: Early-Bird – $20 (limited quantity) / Tier 1 – $22.50 (limited quantity / Tier 2 – $25Time: 2:00 AMFor more information, head here.Ghost Light | Turf Club | St. Paul, MN | 3/22/2019 | Photos: Jeffery Bowling On Friday, Ghost Light released their long-awaited debut studio album, Best Kept Secrets. The album has been in the works for the better part of two years. In their time on the road since work on the project began, Ghost Light has become one of the most exciting and in-demand live bands on the circuit.The same night, Ghost Light played the third show of their spring tour at St. Paul, MN’s Turf Club. Friday’s performance was nearly a year to the date from the band’s first show ever, back on March 20th, 2018. Throughout their two-set show, the band delivered their new album in its entirety, with other regularly played material from their repertoire woven in the setlist. Luckily for fans, there’s a fantastic audio recording of Friday’s St. Paul show that you can listen to below, as well as some great photos courtesy of photographer Jeffery Bowling.Ghost Light – 3/22/2019 – St. Paul, MN (Full-Show Audio)[Audio: DPK/o-canis]Setlist: Ghost Light | Turf Club | St. Paul, MN | 3/22/2019Set One: Elegy > Don’t Come Apart > * Swimming at Night, Don’t Come Apart, Diamond Eyes, IsoscelesSet Two: Beyond/Before, Keep Your Hands to Yourself > Afraid > Keep Your Hands to Yourself > Simple Song > Keep Your Hands to Yourself, If Only, For Now > **# Doorway to a Silent Chamber > Weight of the World > Doorway to a Silent Chamber > Best Kept SecretEncore: Winter War Games# First Time Played* w/ Best Kept Secret tease**with Scotty joining Holly on KeysGhost Light’s 2019 spring tour is currently underway. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information and ticketing, head to the band’s website.Ghost Light 2019 Spring TourMar 25: Omaha, NE – SlowdownMar 27: Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music HallMar 28: Crested Butte, CO – Center for the ArtsMar 29: Boulder, CO – Fox TheatreMar 30: Denver, CO – CervantesApr 2: Kansas City, MO – KnuckleheadsApr 4: Austin, TX – Antone’sApr 5: Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art CompanyApr 6: Houston, TX – Last Concert CaféApr 9: Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic LoungeApr 10: St. Louis, MO – Old Rock HouseApr 11: Columbus, OH – Woodlands TavernApr 12: Louisville, KY – ZanzabarApr 13: Cincinnati, OH – Madison LiveApr 16: Nashville, TN – Basement EastApr 17: Asheville, NC – Asheville Music HallApr 18: Charleston, SC – Pour HouseApr 19: Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse (SweetWater 420 Fest Late-Night)Apr 20: Charlotte, NC – Visulite TheatreApr 24: Birmingham, AL – ZydecoApr 25: Jackson, MS – Duling HallApr 27: New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLAMay 9: Hamden, CT – Space BallroomMay 10: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn BowlMay 11: Portland, ME – Portland House of MusicMay 15: Providence, RI – Columbus TheatreMay 16: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubMay 17: Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder BarMay 18: Washington, D.C. – The HamiltonMay 19: Corolla, NC – Mustang Music FestivalView Tour DatesFans heading down to New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival can catch Ghost Light performing a late-night show on Saturday, April 27th (technically early-morning on April 28th) at Republic NOLA. The Ghost Light late-night will immediately follow Tom Hamilton‘s performance with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Mardi Gras World.Tickets for Ghost Light’s New Orleans late-night during Jazz Fest are available here.last_img read more


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first_imgOn Wednesday night, the annual Benefit for Creative Music Studio made its debut at the Brooklyn Bowl. The New York City benefit, led by Billy Martin, tapped a star-studded lineup including Cyro Baptista, Dave Harrington, Fay Victor, Ingrid Sertso, Joe Russo, Jonathan Goldberger, Karl Berger, Ken Filiano, Marc Ribot, Marshall Allen, Oteil Burbridge, Peter Apfelbaum, Robert Walter, Steven Bernstein, and Stuart Bogie.A Benefit for Creative Music Studio 4/3/19 Set I OpenerA Benefit for Creative Music Studio 4/3/19 Set II OpenerThanks to Andrew Blackstein, you can check out some photos from the show below.Creative Music Studio | Brooklyn Bowl | 4/3/19 | Photos: Andrew Blackstein Photo: Andrew Blackstein Load remaining imageslast_img


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