Intel will pay $1.5bn in agreement with Nvidia over chip licensing for PCs

first_img Intel will pay $1.5bn in agreement with Nvidia over chip licensing for PCs KCS-content Show Comments ▼ INTEL will pay graphics chip designer Nvidia $1.5bn (£0.96m) to license its technology, settling a legal dispute and smoothing the way for better competition in PC processors.The agreement was a major victory for Nvidia, sending its shares up more than four per cent after hours in recognition of the value of its high-end graphics technology to Intel.The deal gives Intel, the world’s biggest chipmaker, the right to use Nvidia’s technology in its PC chips as graphics processing becomes increasingly important.Nvidia gets to use some of Intel’s technology as it works to build its own PC central processors, using architecture licensed from Britain’s ARM Holdings.Many investors had expected a settlement, but it had been unclear how much Intel might pay Nvidia and the $1bn payment was not built into the value of Nvidia’s stock, said Kevin Cassidy, an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus.Nvidia’s shares jumped 4.45 per cent after hours after closing up 3.83 per cent. Intel’s shares were down 0.2 per cent after hours.The legal dispute began when Intel sued Nvidia in 2009, and Nvidia counter-sued over licenses for technology used to make chipsets, which are groups of integrated circuits that connect to the microprocessor in a PC. Share whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 11 January 2011 7:40 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

Stoneshot offers model on promoting events online

first_imgSo, if you’re planning to use online tools to promote an upcoming event, run through Stoneshot’s advice to check you’ve covered all the issues.The agency requires you to register your details before letting you view the document. Stoneshot offers model on promoting events online Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Events Individual giving Digital agency Stoneshot have published a helpful tip sheet on how to promote events online.The model can be applied to any kind of event, including fundraising events, and includes advice for international, national and online-only events. It breaks down the communications process down into four sections: The Informer, The Teasers, The Final Reminder and The Follow-Up.While much of this will appear to be commonsense, it is nevertheless helpful to have a tip sheet like this available. Too often events management can fail because of insufficient planning or poor execution of communications. This is particularly the case with online communications. Advertisement Howard Lake | 26 May 2004 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  33 total views,  2 views today 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.last_img read more

T Hafan to develop commercial fundraising

first_img Howard Lake | 22 August 2007 | News T Hafan to develop commercial fundraising T Hafan, the Children’s Hospice in Wales is seeking to develop its two main commercial fundraising activities with the appointment of Garth Caswell as Commercial Manager.Garth, who has been with the children’s charity for over nine years, started the T Hafan Lottery and has engineered its development to become the largest hospice Lottery in the UK, according to the organisation, Help the Hospices.Together with Justin Horton, who joins the charity this month as Retail Manager, Garth will also oversee the development of T Hafan’s already highly regarded and successful chain of 16 charity shops.It is hoped that the development of the two income sources will greatly increase their contribution to the £2.5 million running costs of the hospice situated in Sully in the Vale of Glamorgan.more: www.tyhafan.org Tagged with: Gaming Trading  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

The Art of Cause Marketing: How to Use Advertising to Change Personal Behavior and Public Policy

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 18 January 2008 | News  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Art of Cause Marketing: How to Use Advertising to Change Personal Behavior and Public Policylast_img read more

‘The Law Is An Ass’: Charles Dickens And The Law

first_imgColumns’The Law Is An Ass’: Charles Dickens And The Law Parikshit Goyal3 Jun 2020 9:00 PMShare This – xCharles Dickens passed away on 9th of June, 1870. His 150th death anniversary is unlikely to pass without reminiscing, as the sheer quality of his work has stood the test of time. Personally, I have been a huge fan of his works, having read some of his prominent works during childhood. The lockdown period gave me an opportunity to re – read his novels, and being a practising lawyer, I…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginCharles Dickens passed away on 9th of June, 1870. His 150th death anniversary is unlikely to pass without reminiscing, as the sheer quality of his work has stood the test of time. Personally, I have been a huge fan of his works, having read some of his prominent works during childhood. The lockdown period gave me an opportunity to re – read his novels, and being a practising lawyer, I was thrilled to observe that his novels are teeming with legal life. From David Copperfield to The Tale of Two Cities, his novels are richly populated with trials, lawsuits, judges, magistrates, law offices and lawyers. Through this article, I shall explore Dickens’ view of the law as evident from his novels, his disregard for legal technicalities, depiction of different lawyers and his emphasis on futilities of the justice system and its moral barrenness. However, it was not that he regarded only the law and lawyers as a deep flaw. Rather, Dickens considered virtually all societal institutions as devoid of decency and incapable of advancing morality. In most of his novels, a trial or a lawyer is one of the central themes. From a young age, Dickens observed courts, trials, law offices and lawyers from very close quarters. His father was imprisoned due to inability to pay his debts. A young Dickens would often visit him in prison. At the age of 15, Dickens became a law clerk at the firm Ellis and Blackmore, attorneys of Gray’s Inn. He saw the seamy side of law there and regularly reported variety of cases, many of which became the plot themes of his famous novels. He himself never joined the bar, choosing instead a living as a writer. Though nine of the thirteen novels that Dickens wrote are centered around the world of law, I shall discuss Dickens’ treatment of law and lawyers in David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist.David Copperfield This novel is considered to be the most autobiographical of Dickens’ novels. It contains a well – drawn picture of lawyers, though the depiction is caricaturish and greedy. Main protagonist David joins the law firm of Spenlow and Jorkins to become an attorney or “proctor” at the Doctors’ Commons, a Victorian era court in England, which his friend describes as “a little out of the way place, where they administer what is called ecclesiastical law, and play all kinds of tricks with obsolete old monster acts of Parliament…”. Spenlow, the partner, boasts of the court as one which allows lawyers to engage in protracted litigation. He advises David that the best sort of business is a case of a disputed Will involving significant estate. Another character in the novel -Uriah Heep – described cartoonishly as “a red – haired, cadaverous faced youth, with long, clammy, fish like hands”, starts as a law clerk and eventually becomes a lawyer. He plots to usurp the partner Mr. Wickfield and takes over his law practice by falsifying documents and embezzling funds. Through this novel, Dickens conveys his contemptuous view of the law and lawyers. Spenlow is greedy and is proud of it. Heep conceals his villainy and charades as a modest lawyer. The law, according to Dickens, allows morally corrupt individuals to further their cause. However, Dickens, like his famous character – the ever optimistic Mr. Micawber, does not see lawyers as all evil. For every Heep, Dickens also has a Tommy Traddles, who rises from poverty, studies hard to become a lawyer and later helps Mr. Micawber in recovering his money.Bleak House Bleak House is perhaps Dickens’ most legal novel. This novel perhaps shows the ill – effects of a long never – ending lawsuit on a litigant. The rough and tumble of the Chancery court is described in full flow. Dickens describes Chancery court as surrounded by a dense fog, which is a metaphor for the opaqueness and inaccessibility of the English justice institutions. The novel is woven around the case of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce, and the lawyers and litigants involved in it. In his own words, “This scarecrow of a suit has, in course of time, become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means. Innumerable children have been born into the cause; innumerable young people have died out of it…Jarndyce and Jarndyce still drags its dreary lengths before the Court, perennially hopeless.” The dispute at hand was regarding the administration of trusts made under the Will by one Mr. Jarndyce. Numerous lawyers are pitted against each other in the long drawn out legal saga. Finally, even when the case seems to end upon discovery of a new will, the validity of the new will becomes null because the litigants learn that the estate in dispute has been entirely eaten up in costs. By the end of it, prominent litigants have either died or committed suicide. Jarndyce case represents Dickens’ most vicious attack on lawyers and legal system. He remarks, “The one great principle of the English law is to make business for itself.” He blames the court’s inability to arrive at any decision. However, Dickens does not hold lawyers at fault entirely for law’s shortcomings. He observes that sometimes, cases drag on due to a client’s unwillingness to settle. Towards the end, some litigants continue to wage legal battles and “the quarrel goes on to the satisfaction of both”. In this novel also, he propounds the moral dilemmas through the workings and constraints of the Victorian legal system. Chancery court was ultimately abolished by the Judicature Acts of 1875. Even today, as a lawyer practising on the civil side, one comes across a case like Jarndyce where the families are engaged in a never ending litigation, a new will or document mysteriously appears, litigants die during the pendency, some get consumed by the whole process and legal heirs continue to litigate, with no conclusion in sight. In 2007, the Supreme Court of India, through Justices Mathur and Katju, pronounced a judgement in the matter ‘Rajindera Singh (Dead) Through LRs vs Prem Mai And Ors’, where they quoted from Bleak House, “…9. Before parting with this case we would like to express our anguish at the delay in disposal of cases in our law courts. The present case is a typical illustration. A suit filed in 1957 has rolled on for half a century. It reminds one of the case Jarndyce v Jarndyce in Charles Dickens’ novel ‘Bleak House’ which had rolled on for decades, consuming litigants and lawyers alike.”A Tale of Two Cities Set in the backdrop of the French Revolution, the novel involves two trials and one of the main protagonists is a lawyer named Sydney Carton. In the beginning, Stryver and his associate Sydney Carton are defending Charles Darnay in a trial for treason against the King. An interesting cross – examination takes place, during which Carton points to an uncanny resemblance between himself and accused Darnay, thereby impeaching the witness’s testimony. Carton is not the most committed of associates or a hard working lawyer. He seems sad, aimless and often finds solace in alcohol. Dickens uses law and prisons as a recurring subject in this novel as well. Cities of London and Paris are symbolically depicted as prisoners of an emerging industrial order, rife with lawlessness, bloodshed and ultimately revolution. After the outbreak of French revolution, Darnay is again tried by the Reign of Terror. Just because he is a bourgeoisie aristocrat, the revolutionary court sentences him to death at the guillotine. Once again, Carton, acting out of his desire to give purpose to his life, saves Darnay. He uses his resemblance to Darnay and goes to the guillotine in latter’s place, thereby sacrificing himself. Dickens powerfully shows the gap between morality and law. Through Carton, he epitomizes the futility of legal system. Carton does not possess any qualities which a good lawyer should have but does the ultimate ‘moral’ act possible – sacrificing himself to get justice for innocent Darney. In January, 2020 a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court was hearing petitions challenging internet restrictions in Kashmir. Interestingly, Justice Ramana started his judgement with the opening lines from this novel and wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…Although cherished in our heart as a ‘Paradise on Earth’, the history of this beautiful land is etched with violence and militancy. While the mountains of Himalayas spell tranquility, yet blood is shed every day.”Great Expectations In this novel also, Dickens continues to explore law and morality. One of the central characters is Mr. Jaggers, who is a tough, successful criminal lawyer. In the novel, someone is relating a newspaper account of a murder trial to him and Pip, the novel’s main hero. During the discussion, Jaggers does not wish to presume the guilt of the accused. He angrily asks, “Do you know, or not do you know, that the law of England supposes every man to be innocent, until he is proved – proved – to be guilty?” He further asks, “Do you know that none of these witnesses have yet been cross – examined?”. Jaggers is projected as a lawyer who is a careerist, focussed, cold, aloof and secretive. In the story, a character named Magwitch is convicted of a crime and deported to Australia. There he becomes a successful sheep farmer and a rich entrepreneur. To repay Pip’s kindness as a child, he used to send money to Pip through Jaggers. After many years, he returns to England and reveals himself to be the secret benefactor of Pip. However, upon return, Magwitch is caught again and gets gravely injured. After a new trial, he is sentenced to death. Once again, Dickens laments the futility of justice system. On one hand, Magwitch, after being deported, become a successful businessman and is reformed. He is inherently a good man and displays acts of kindness and benevolence towards Pip. On the other hand, he is tried again for returning and is sentenced to death while being injured and having no chances of surviving. Dickens ultimately stresses that the law dehumanises. In his eyes, law does not accommodate morality and virtue, rather it hampers them.Oliver Twist Though this novel was written after Dickens’ first work The Pickwick Papers, I shall discuss it in the end. It is a touching story about an orphan and bunch of other children forced into pick pocketing by a criminal named Fagin. Here again, Dickens derides the justification of a legal system in which juveniles, like Oliver, are made to appear in the courtroom before the magistrate. Dickens vehemently criticises the New Poor Law of England, under which an orphan like Oliver is raised in a workhouse and is given away when he famously dares to ask for another bowl of soup. However, the greatest moment comes when Mr. Bumble is charged with a theft, which apparently was committed by Mrs. Bumble, his wife. Mr. Brownlowe remarks, “..the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.” “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, “the law is a ass – a idiot.” Oliver Twist is not a novel full of lawyers, legal disputes and trials, like the ones discussed above, though the juvenile Artful Dodger is tried for petty theft and deported. The ringleader Fagin is also later tried and sentenced to death. The novel is primarily a critique of the social inequalities in industrial England and the inadequacies of reform laws. Dickens reserved his sharpest criticisms of law and caricatures of lawyers for his later works. Conclusion It is evident that Dickens was not too interested in the technicalities of law. It is his view of the role of law in the society which is more important. Rather than calling for specific legal reforms, he emphasizes on the dichotomy between law and morality. Dickens appeals to the human qualities and believed that true justice cannot be achieved by law or lawyers, but through good deeds by good people. His novels are of a time when justice was available only for a few and majority simply could not afford lawyers and right to fair trial. He rejects the over – emphasis on law to be the vehicle of social change, morality and justice. Perhaps, he believed that the law is an ass which bears the burden of the society but one that cannot be over – burdened with the weight of morality. Views Are Personal Only. https://indiankanoon.org/doc/772633/ Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India https://indiankanoon.org/doc/82461587/ Next Storylast_img read more

All You Want To Know About NLAT For Admission To NLSIU

first_imgNews UpdatesAll You Want To Know About NLAT For Admission To NLSIU Akshita Saxena5 Sep 2020 10:32 PMShare This – xOn Thursday, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore announced that it will hold a separate entrance examination for admission to Academic Year 2020-21 (both UG & PG), namely— National Law Admission Test (NLAT). NLSIU shall not accept CLAT 2020 scores. Here are all the relevant details pertaining to the exam: Exam Date: September 12, 2020 Exam Time: Yet to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn Thursday, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore announced that it will hold a separate entrance examination for admission to Academic Year 2020-21 (both UG & PG), namely— National Law Admission Test (NLAT). NLSIU shall not accept CLAT 2020 scores. Here are all the relevant details pertaining to the exam: Exam Date: September 12, 2020 Exam Time: Yet to be notified Exam Mode: Home-Based Online examination Total Intake: 120 Last Date to apply: September 10 (midnight) Applications may be submitted online at: https://admissions.nls.ac.in/ Application Fee: Rs. 150 for General/ PWD category candidatesRs. 125 for SC/ ST candidates Eligibility: 45% or equivalent grade in 10+2 for General Category/ PWD candidates40% or equivalent grade in 10+2 for SC/STNote: There is no upper age limit to apply Technical/ System Requirements Since NLAT is a “home-based” exam, the University has prescribed following technical requirements for candidates’ computer systems: Device: Desktop computers/ Laptops only (no tablets/ mobile phones)Software: Window 7 or above (Windows 10 recommended) · Browser: Google Chrome only (84.0.4147.135 or later) · Extensions: Candidates must download and install Safe Assessment Browser Tool (registered candidates shall be provided a link to download the SAB tool in advance of the examination) · Internet Bandwidth: Minimum 1 MBPS Hardware Requirements · Integrated webcam mandatorily required (minimum resolution of 640×480) · Integrated microphone mandatorily required (Use of wired/ wireless headphones/ earphones/ other audio devices shall not be permitted) Other System Settings · Pop-up blockers on the web browser must be disabled · Java Script must be enabled · Antivirus must be disabled · System time should be is set in accordance with Indian Standard Time Other System Configurations Processor: Core 2 Duo and aboveProcessor speed: 1.5 GHz and aboveRAM: 1 GB minimum Syllabus English LanguageCurrent Affairs Including General KnowledgeLegal ReasoningLogical ReasoningQuantitative Techniques Question Paper Format Total no. of Questions: 40 (4 General Comprehension passages, each accompanied by 10 questions; The 10 questions with each passage will have 2 questions each from the 5 subjects)Maximum Marks: 80 marksMedium: EnglishQuestion Type: Objective, i.e. Multiple Choice Questions Exam Duration: 45 minutes Marking Scheme +2 marks per correct answer-0.25 marks per unanswered question -0.50 marks per wrong answer Exam Rules Not an open book examinationCandidates will only have 1 attempt at each questionCandidates will not be able to revisit a question once they have moved on to another question Note 1: NLSIU has published sample questions for the NLAT 2020 UG. Online Mock tests for the UG and PG tests will also be held soon. Note 2: A Helpdesk has also been established to support candidates: [email protected] Click Here To Download Admission Notice Click Here To Download Technical Requirements Next Storylast_img read more

Brundidge Council passes $9 million budget, approves 5 percent raise for employees

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Skip Sponsored Content Published 7:42 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019 “The city will be open for business on Thursday, December 26,” Boyd said. The council recessed until December 10 to discuss the ambulance contract.“The ambulance contract is very important to Brundidge and to all Pike County,” Boyd said. “We want to make the best decision for all of us.” When the Brundidge City Council met Tuesday, there was a new member at the council table.Prior to the council’s regular meeting at 5 p.m., Brundidge Municipal Judge Don Dickert swore Michelle Griffin into office as the council member from District 2. Griffin was appointed by the council to complete the term of her dad, Arthur Lee Griffin, who died in November. Griffin served on the Brundidge City Council for 27 years.Michelle Griffin’s first official act on the council was to vote on the finalization of the city’s FY2020 budget. The council unanimously voted to finalize the FY2020 budget at a total of $9 million. You Might Like Pike County Schools awarded grant to upgrade technology Pike County Schools – in partnership with Coffee, Fayette, and Lamar County Schools – has been selected for a $285,469… read more The council also voted unanimously in favor of a 5 percent raise for the city’s 48 employees. The total amount of the raise will be around $94,000, Mayor Isabell Boyd said.The council appointed District 3 Council Member Margaret Ross as mayor pro tempore, the position was previously held by the late Arthur Lee Griffin.Boyd said she is looking forward to working with Council Member Griffin and with Ross as mayor pro tempore. Email the author “Michelle is young and will bring new ideas to the council and will have a different perspective to share,” Boyd said. “Margaret will have a different role on the council and I’m sure she will fill it well.”The mayor informed the council that the city has received a 2020 Census Outreach grant in the amount of $5,642.“We are very appreciative on the grant,” Boyd said. “It will be used to advertise the 2020 census with hopes of reaching people about the importance of the census to Brundidge and to reach people who are not familiar with the forms and the use of computers. It is also a way to let people know that the 2020 United States Census can be trusted. There are so many incidents of identity theft now that people are skeptical about giving out their personal information. We want to encourage our citizens to respond to the census because it is important to Brundidge and its future.”The council voted to give city employees holidays on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Brundidge Council passes $9 million budget, approves 5 percent raise for employees Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Recent developments in the radiation belt environment model

first_imgThe fluxes of energetic particles in the radiation belts are found to be strongly controlled by the solar wind conditions. In order to understand and predict the radiation particle intensities, we have developed a physics-based Radiation Belt Environment (RBE) model that considers the influences from the solar wind, ring current and plasmasphere. Recently, an improved calculation of wave-particle interactions has been incorporated. In particular, the model now includes cross diffusion in energy and pitch-angle. We find that the exclusion of cross diffusion could cause significant overestimation of electron flux enhancement during storm recovery. The RBE model is also connected to MHD fields so that the response of the radiation belts to fast variations in the global magnetosphere can be studied. We are able to reproduce the rapid flux increase during a substorm dipolarization on 4 September 2008. The timing is much shorter than the time scale of wave associated acceleration. Published by Elsevier Ltd.last_img read more

High street agents making 473% profit on some lettings fees, says OpenRent

first_imgThe profits generated from the lettings fees charged by high street agencies remain unfair despite the looming ban to be introduced during the next parliament.That is the claim made by the UK’s largest letting agency brand, online-only operator OpenRent, which says it is now the biggest in the market at 50,000+ properties let a year, up from 25,000 two years ago.This, OpenRent says, makes it larger than competitors LSL at 35,000 rentals, Foxtons at 20,000 or Haart at 5,000. It also claims to have a ‘time to rent’ of seven days.Referencing costThe South London-based online agency says the real cost of referencing a tenant is £15 and yet recent government research indicates an average industry cost to tenants of £86.It also reveals that the average cost of setting up a guarantor is £95, while the real cost is also £15. And the average cost of a tenancy renewal is £85 but OpeRent, using a calculated cost based on it taking ten minutes to check a renewal contract and an average negotiator salary of £20,000, £4 to renew.Using the same hourly calculation of staff cost, OpeRent says it costs high street agents between £4 and £12 to amend a tenancy compared to an average fee of £115.“The Association of Residential Letting Agents argues that the letting fee ban will be bad for business and lead to thousands of job cuts, but we know that banning fees is only good for business,” says OpenRent spokesperson Sam Hurst (pictured, left).“We have created a business model whose success doesn’t depend on exploitative fees to tenants and has allowed us to become the largest letting agent in the UK in just a few years.”OpenRent was launched in 2012 by two Oxford graduates, Darius Bradbury and Adam Hyslop (pictured, right) after, they say, experiencing difficulties renting property.Earlier this year it picked up funding worth £4.4 million from venture capital firm Global Founders Capital, and US blog TechCrunch recently described OpeRent as a “pile ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap’ operator along with uPad. openrent Adam Hyslop Sam Hurst Darius Bradbury June 27, 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 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 » Agencies & People » High street agents making 473% profit on some lettings fees, says OpenRent previous nextAgencies & PeopleHigh street agents making 473% profit on some lettings fees, says OpenRentUK’s largest letting agent by number of properties let says average industry fees charged to tenants remain “unfair”Nigel Lewis27th June 201701,968 Viewslast_img read more