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first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 7th February, 2021 Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I believe the best shares to buy now are those that have bright prospects as the world moves on from the pandemic. There is a range of businesses that fall into this basket. 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It’s one of the fastest-changing sectors, making it a challenging place for investors.With that in mind, I want to limit the risks of investing by using a diversified portfolio. I’m also avoiding small tech businesses because I believe these are incredibly difficult to analyse. I think it’s much easier to understand how a big company makes money.Tech fund There’s a range of options available to UK investors regarding tech investing. One of the easiest ways to access the tech sector is to buy a fund. This makes it easier to buy investments, but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee returns.Many tech-focused investment funds have produced lousy returns for investors. Some have even wiped out investors entirely. Unfortunately, investors often don’t find out about the mistakes managers have made until it’s too late. Still, the best performers, such as the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, do look attractive to me. This investment trust has a long track record of tech sector investing, and it has knocked it out of the park in the past five years. Since the beginning of 2016, shares in the investment trust have added 456%, excluding dividends. This is certainly impressive, but tech investing can still be incredibly challenging, as mentioned above. So, there’s no guarantee this investment trust will continue to beat the market. The best shares to buy nowI think some of the best shares to buy now in the tech sector are Sage, AVEVA and Avast, in terms of individual equities. All three of these businesses are leaders or near-leaders in their respective industries. Sage is one of the largest accounting software providers in the UK, AVEVA provides software for the engineering sector, and Avast deals with cybersecurity. These are all critical functions.Trust is everything. Engineers wouldn’t want to use software they can’t relying on to design essential components. Companies won’t use accounting software they don’t trust, and individuals won’t use cybersecurity software that doesn’t keep their personal information safe. As such, I believe all three of these companies have substantial competitive advantages.That being said, these advantages could also be drawbacks. If AVEVA starts cutting corners with its software design, it could lose clients quickly. Therefore, while I believe these are some of the best shares to buy now, I’m conscious of the risks these businesses face.That’s why I’d buy the stocks in a diversified portfolio to own some of the market’s best technology businesses. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

first_imgCopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Projects “COPY” Brazil Year:  Butantã House / Simone Mantovani ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveButantã House / Simone Mantovani Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890300/butanta-house-simone-mantovani-arquitetura Clipboard Photographs:  Joao Ribeiro Fotografia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Butantã House / Simone Mantovani Arquitetura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890300/butanta-house-simone-mantovani-arquitetura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSimone Mantovani ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSao PauloButantãSão PauloBrazilPublished on March 08, 2018Cite: “Butantã House / Simone Mantovani Arquitetura” 08 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore 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 streamcenter_img Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 ArchDaily Photographs Houses Manufacturers: Aluminorton Esquadrias, Belcolore, Deca, Itamix Marmoraria, PortinariEngineer:Manuel Prego AldinCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joao Ribeiro FotografiaRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. This 350 square meters urban residence, located in the city of São Paulo, was conceived in 2 floors, based on bold design, giving maximum emphasis to space integration, a range of rooms, comfort, and privacy.Save this picture!© Joao Ribeiro FotografiaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Joao Ribeiro FotografiaThe space integration and ample rooms define the project, especially in the social areas, that faces the backyard garden and pool. This concept provides much privacy for the entire residence, and at the same time, integrates all the house throughout its garden. Save this picture!© Joao Ribeiro FotografiaSave this picture!Section A and Right ElevationSave this picture!© Joao Ribeiro FotografiaThe social areas, fully glazed in sliding glass panels, with full openings, brings the garden to inside. The grey tone given to the finishings, emphasizes the details in natural wood and matt black painting. The steel plate stair stands sculpturally between social spaces, as a functional divider.Save this picture!© Joao Ribeiro FotografiaProject gallerySee allShow lessElectric Planes and Driverless Cars: Plans Unveiled for World’s First Energy-Positiv…Architecture NewsSnøhetta and Local Studio Unveil Wooden Archway Honoring Archbishop Desmond Tutu in …Architecture News Share Architects: Simone Mantovani Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Joao Ribeiro Fotografia+ 31Curated by Pedro Vada Share “COPY”last_img read more

first_img Tagged with: corporate Events Help the Hospices has launched its annual ‘Light up a Life’ campaign with a new visual identity and, for the first time, a national advertising and PR campaign and a new website. Corporate support for the campaign comes from Abbey and HSA, part of Simplyhealth Group.Run by and for the UK’s 240 local hospices, Light up a Life is one of the most important annual events for the hospice movement. Until this year, however, it had not been promoted at a national level. Light up a Life events involve music, a spiritual element (often in the form of a multi-faith service) and the switching on of lights on trees or the lighting of candles of remembrance. Local hospices invite people to make a donation that supports their work, while dedicating a light in memory of a loved one. A book of remembrance is usually produced and bereavement counsellors are on-hand to give support. There are currently 367 Light up a Life events listed. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 20 November 2007 | News Hospice campaign supported by national advertising campaign for first time Visitors to the new website can find their nearest Light up a Life event, light a virtual candle of remembrance and donate to a local hospice of their choice or Help the Hospices. Celebrities including Michael Parkinson, Amanda Holden, Julie Andrews and Denise Welch, who have lent their support to the appeal, are featured on the site. The new visual identity, promotional materials and web design have been developed by Engage Group with technical web development by EIBS.The media campaign begins today and incorporates print and online ads in most national newspapers as well as consumer and faith press.last_img read more

first_img Organisation News Help by sharing this information News December 2, 2020 Find out more Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom to go further BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Bulgaria BulgariaEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive March 10, 2021 Find out more September 8, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ex-minister brings criminal libel case over unemployment benefit fraud story News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders calls on the Bulgarian judicial authorities to immediately abandon an investigation into a politically motivated criminal libel complaint by a former government minister over a 2013 newspaper report that he fraudulently claimed unemployment benefit in France in 2004 and 2005.Journalist Atanas Chobanov was stunned to learn few days ago that he is the target of a complaint brought by former planning and investment minister Ivan Danov. He has already been questioned once by the police as a result of the investigation that the prosecutor’s office quietly opened on 26 June.According to an article that Chobanov wrote for the investigative news website Bivol.bg in June 2013, Danov was collecting 1,800 euros a month in unemployment benefit in France while holding down two jobs in Bulgaria. The story aroused the interest of the French newsweekly L’Express, which dedicated a series of articles to the case. When the French TV channel M6 dedicated one of its “Zone Interdite” broadcasts to the story in November 2014, the Bulgaria media picked it up and gave it a great deal of coverage.“This criminal libel prosecution is manifestly designed to intimidate,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It is clearly a political case, one brought by a man taking advantage of his status as a former government minister.”“It is perfectly legitimate for a journalist to inform the public about known cases of fraud by politicians. We call on the Bulgarian judicial authorities to close this investigation and to abandon the proceedings against Atanas Chobanov.”Bulgaria is ranked 106th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom. This is the worst ranking of any European Union member. Receive email alertslast_img read more

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSGarda Youth Diversion ProjectKing’s IslandMusic Limerick Facebook Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch A GROUP of 16 young people from St Mary’s Park and Lee Estate were recently honoured for their achievements with King’s Island Garda Youth Diversion Project.The learners completed a diverse range of programmes from a healthy cooking and nutrition project to a drug and alcohol education programme, with two young people, Tyreke McNamara and Michael Leo, graduating from an iscoil online learning programme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Catherine Kelly, director with LYS and Inspector Luke Conlon of An Garda Síochána, presented the awards and congratulated the young people for their outstanding achievements.Ms. Kelly also paid tribute to the King’s Island GYDP staff and volunteers including Tommy Barrett, Aoife Mangan, Godfrey Rondozai and Mary Mulqueen who was on placement from LIT.John McNamara of Evolve Life Skills presented certificates of achievements to the young people who completed the personal development and life skills programme.“Your dedication and enthusiasm greatly impressed me, particularly last month as we climbed Croagh Patrick on one on the coldest and wettest days of the years,” Mr. McNamara said.via King’s Island youth honoured (172 with pic) | Limerick Post Newswrite. NewsKing’s Island youth honouredBy John Keogh – May 15, 2013 916 center_img Previous articleKenya volunteersNext articleMaths technique to predict disease spread John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Emaillast_img read more

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Global OLED Microdisplays Market Trajectory & Analytics Report 2020: Market to Reach $153.8 Million by 2027 – U.S. Market is Estimated at $13.6 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 18.2% CAGR – ResearchAndMarkets.com Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Daily 4 Morning’ gameNext articleNetflix once again dominates Golden Globe TV nominations Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The “OLED Microdisplays – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Global OLED Microdisplays Market to Reach $153.8 Million by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for OLED Microdisplays estimated at US$46 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$153.8 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 18.8% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Near-to-Eye (NTE), one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 17.5% CAGR and reach US$67 Million by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Projection segment is readjusted to a revised 21% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U. S. Market is Estimated at $13.6 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 18.2% CAGR The OLED Microdisplays market in the U. S. is estimated at US$13.6 Million in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$26.6 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 18.2% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 16.9% and 16.3% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 13.9% CAGR. Other Segments Segment to Record 15% CAGR In the global Other Segments segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 14.9% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$4.1 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$10.8 Million by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$18.8 Million by the year 2027. The report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:eMagin CorporationKopin CorporationMicrooledRaystar Optronics, Inc.Sony Semiconductor Solution CorporationWINSTAR Display Co., Ltd.Wisechip Semiconductor Inc.Yunnan Olightek Opto-Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesOLED Microdisplay Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEWorld Current & Future Analysis for OLED Microdisplays by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for OLED Microdisplays by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Near-to-Eye (NTE) by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Near-to-Eye (NTE) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Projection – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Projection by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Other Segments by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Other Segments by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Automotive by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Automotive by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Consumer Electronics (Camera EVFs) by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Consumer Electronics (Camera EVFs) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Industry by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Industry by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Medical by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Medical by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Military & Defense by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Military & Defense by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027World Current & Future Analysis for Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ for Years 2020 through 2027World 7-Year Perspective for Other End-Uses by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Years 2020 & 2027 III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 48 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/gr67dv View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005717/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:18 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:18 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005717/en Pinterest Twitterlast_img

first_img An EAT decision this month gives an idea of how the Human Rights Act is likely to affect employment claimsOne area in which the Human Rights Act is sure to make its mark is discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.What is the current legal position? Is it unlawful for an employer to treat individuals unfavourably (for instance, by paying them less or allowing them to be harassed) because they are homosexual?No, said the English Employment Appeal Tribunal recently in Jones v ICS Cleaning. A male employee who complained he was harassed because of his perceived sexual orientation had to show that a female employee perceived to be a lesbian would not have been subjected to the same treatment. Only then could he say he had been discriminated against, contrary to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, on the grounds of his sex rather than his sexual orientation.This, the “equality of misery” reasoning, was adopted in the earlier decision in Smith v Gardner Merchant, in which the EAT held that a gay barman could succeed in a harassment claim under the SDA only if he could show a lesbian would not have been subjected to such treatment.So, it seems, if all gay staff, male and female, are treated equally badly, they have not suffered sex discrimination and so have no remedy under domestic (or European Community) law.From 2 October, however, when the HRA came into force, public sector employers have to pay regard to the European Convention human right to respect for private and family life. So, indirectly, will employers in the private sector, because tribunals will have to interpret laws such as the SDA to give effect to that right so far as possible. Gay staff will therefore be in a much stronger position to challenge discriminatory treatment.The decision of the Scottish EAT in O’Neill v Ministry of Defence earlier this month gives a taster of the effect the HRA is likely to have on some employment claims. Although the ruling was decided before the new Act actually came into force (by a matter of days), the judge used case law of the European Court of Human Rights to turn existing domestic law on its head.He decided that as the meaning of the word “sex” is ambiguous it must be interpreted in line with the meaning given to it by European human rights law, which says that the term does cover sexual orientation. He held that the word “sex” in the SDA should therefore be interpreted likewise, meaning that homosexual workers can use the SDA to sue their employers for any bias they suffer in the workplace.This decision will no doubt be heavily criticised by lawyers. Any other decision, however, would have been plainly unfair, particularly bearing in mind its proximity to the entry into force of the HRA. Had the applicant, a member of the armed forces who was fired for being gay, taken his case directly to the European Court of Human Rights, he would have won. Others have done so before him, and have indeed forced a change in the MOD’s policy on gays in the military. Why should he lose in the UK courts just because our law is out of touch with European human rights law?Controversial as the decision of the EAT may be, it is a reminder that employees who wish to challenge practices they consider discriminate against them as homosexuals are now more heavily armed to do so.It is also a taster of how the introduction of human rights arguments into tribunal cases will lead to some unpredictable and challenging decisions in the coming months and years.Key pointsSexual orientation discrimination may now be covered by the SDA.In any event, since 2 October courts and tribunals have to interpret discrimination laws so as to be compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.This is likely to lead to some boundary-breaking decisions.By Alastair Brunker, a solicitor specialising in employment law at Shell International Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Sexual discrimination can now apply to gaysOn 17 Oct 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

first_imgThe Mesozoic Fossil Bluff Group of Alexander Island contains trench-slope and forearc basin deposits that formed during the eastward subduction of oceanic crust beneath the Antarctic Peninsula region. The oldest rocks of the group were deposited in the Early to Middle Jurassic on the upper trench slope, with the forearc basin (sensu stricto) forming in Late Jurassic times. Deposition continued until at least Early Cretaceous (Albian) times. The Fossil Bluff Group was affected by three phases of deformation, as follows:1.D1 — Movement on a major fault (the LeMay Range Fault) in the accretionary complex during the Middle Jurassic. Structural evidence suggests that the fault had a strike-slip component, and that the dip-slip component varied along strike from normal to reverse.2.D2 — Basin inversion in the late Early Cretaceous, whilst deposition was still occurring. Fold patterns and fault movement directions indicate that inversion occurred in a dextral transpressional setting.3.D3 — Late Cretaceous or Tertiary post-inversion extension. This caused the opening of a linear graben, George VI Sound, in a dextral transtensional setting. Phases (1) and (3) can be most easily explained by an oblique subduction model, with SE-directed subduction causing strike-slip motion on large-scale N-S trending structures in both arc and forearc. Dextral transtensional structures, such as those resulting from D3, formed when the forearc was in extension; whereas in a compressional forearc setting, sinistral transpressional structures would have resulted. As basin inversion (D2) occurred by dextral transpression, it cannot be explained by the above geometric model. It is likely, therefore, that the subduction direction was different during the D2 inversion event and that it corresponded to a Pacific-wide mid-Cretaceous compressional event. The D3 transtensional event corresponded with a dramatic decrease in spreading and subduction rates in early Tertiary timeslast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Korean Navy Orders Another Frigate from DSME Korean Navy Orders Another Frigate from DSME View post tag: Defense View post tag: Frigate View post tag: DSME View post tag: ANOTHER Industry news The Korean Navy has placed an order with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for construction of an Incheon Class frigate worth USD 305.8 million.As stipulated by the contract, DSME is obliged to construct and deliver the frigate to the South Korean Navy by 2017.With introduction of the Incheon class frigates South Korean Navy plans to replace the aging fleet of Pohang class corvettes and Ulsan class frigates. The class is said to be built in several batches. Batch I will see construction of six vessels while eight will be built as Batch II by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. A third batch is also planned, but it is still at an early stage of development.The frigate is capable of performing various roles including coast patrol, anti-submarine warfare and transport support.Boasting a displacement of 2,300t, the warship covers an overall length of 114m, width of 14m and a depth of 25m.The complement of the frigate is up to 170 crew members.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 31, 2013; Image: DSME Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: News by topic December 31, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Korean View post tag: orders View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

first_imgResponsible for analyzing financial information and performing avariety of accounting duties associated with the timely andaccurate preparation and reporting of sponsored project financialdata, In accordance with applicable accounting standards, Industryregulatory and Institutional principles and policies. Analyzes award terms and conditions, budget, and sponsorspecific guidelines for financial conditions; including but notlimited to billing requirements, reporting, and spendingrestrictions.Assistant with the setup and review of accounts within thefinance system to ensure financial terms are recorded withappropriate key attributes; prepare accounting journals for costtransfers and corrections.Analyzes and reconcile expenses posted to project cost centersto identify errors or discrepancies and make correction;communicates with sponsors about prior approvals for expenses,no-cost extensions, and other changes affecting the awardbudget.Monitor and reconcile facilities and administrative cost andfringe benefit charges posted on sponsored project costcenters.Monitor budget variance and obtain sponsor approval fordeviations not in accordance with the award’s terms andconditions.Collaborate with Principal Investigators and departmentadministrators to ensure accurate and timely processing offinancial reports.Generate invoices and reports for sponsored research projectsand follow-up for payments; Use aging reports and send outreminders for outstanding payments; takes action to ensurepayments.Research inquiries from Department Administrators and PrincipalInvestigators regarding financial data, allowable cost and othersponsors restrictions and limitations.Performs other job-related duties as assigned. EEO/AAQualifications :Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year experience.Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed.Requires a minimum of one (1) years of directly job-relatedexperience.last_img read more