Surface cross-stream eddy diffusion in the Southern Ocean is estimated by monitoring dispersion of particles numerically advected with observed satellite altimetry velocity fields. To gain statistical significance and accuracy in the resolution of the jets, more than 1,5 million particles are released every 6 months over 16 years and advected for one year. Results are analyzed in a dynamic height coordinate system. Cross-stream eddy diffusion is highly inhomogenous. Diffusivity is larger on the equatorward flank of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) along eddy stagnation bands, where eddy displacement speed approaches zero. Along such bands, diffusivities reach typical values of 3500 m2 s-1. Local maxima of about 8-12.103 m2 s-1 occur in the energetic western boundary current systems. In contrast, diffusivity is lower in the core of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current with values of 1500-3000 m2 s-1, and continues to decrease south of the main ACC system. The distribution of eddy diffusion is set at three scales: at circumpolar scale, the mean flow reduces diffusion in the ACC and enhances it on the equatorward side of the current; at basin scale, diffusion is enhanced in the energetic western boundary current extension regions; at regional scale, diffusion is enhanced in the wake of large topographic obstacles. We find that the zonally average structure of eddy diffusion can be explained by theory which takes mean flow into account; however, local values depend on eddy propagation, not simply described by a single wave speed, and topography.
Apollo Global Management LLC—the private-equity firm where U.S. Senate candidate Evan Bayh is a senior adviser—will pay $52.7 million to settle allegations that it made misleading disclosures about fees and didn’t prevent a senior partner from charging personal expenses to clients, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail SEC Fines Private-Equity Firm Where Bayh Works Record $53MPublished On August 24, 2016 by Bloomberg News and IBJ Staff Apollo is the latest company sanctioned in an industrywide sweep into whether private equity firms put their own interests ahead of investors. The Wall Street Journal said Apollo must pay more than $40 million back to pension funds and university endowments in the largest private equity settlement to date.Bayh, a Democrat who is running against U.S. Congressman Todd Young, R-Indiana, for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Dan Coats, has worked for Apollo since January 2011. Bayh, a former Indiana governor, is seeking to return to the Senate after serving there from 1999 to 2011. He joined Apollo less than three weeks after leaving the Senate.Jeff Cardwell, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, called for Bayh to resign from the firm Wednesday.“It’s bad enough that Evan Bayh used his public position to make millions for himself,” Cardwell said in a written statement. “If he truly stands for Hoosiers, it’s time for Bayh to resign from Apollo and distance himself from this corporate corruption. Hoosiers deserve to know whether Evan Bayh stands for bankers on Wall Street or Hoosiers on Main Street.”Four fund advisers affiliated with Apollo failed to adequately disclose lump-sum payments it expects to receive from the sale of portfolio companies, the SEC said in a statement Tuesday. That reduced amounts available for distribution to fund investors, the SEC said. New York-based Apollo, which didn’t admit or deny wrongdoing, agreed to pay a $12.5 million penalty and about $40 million in disgorgement and interest.Wall Street’s top cop has made policing private equity fees a priority. Blackstone Group LP and KKR & Co. were both fined last year by the regulator over how they informed investors of fund costs. The agency has focused on what’s known as accelerated monitoring fees, which firms charge the companies they own for services like advisory and legal work. The practice lowers the value of portfolio companies, which reduces potential profits available to clients.“A common theme in our recent enforcement actions against private-equity firms is their failure to properly disclose fees and conflicts of interest to fund investors,” Andrew J. Ceresney, head of the SEC’s division of enforcement, said in the statement.The former senior partner, whom the SEC didn’t name, was caught twice for improperly charging personal expenses to Apollo funds and portfolio companies from January 2010 through June 2013, according to the agency. That partner was Ali Rashid, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Rashid left the firm in 2014.With only repayment and a verbal reprimand as punishment, Apollo failed to find other instances where the partner saddled the fund with personal expenses. A firm-wide review led to the discovery of the additional charges, which resulted in the partner’s January 2014 departure from the firm.“Apollo seeks to act appropriately and in the best interest of the funds it manages at all times,” Eric Kuo, an outside spokesman for Apollo, said in an e-mailed statement. “Long before the SEC inquiry began, Apollo had enhanced its disclosure and compliance relating to these matters.”
There are also additional penalties for paying late of 5% of the tax unpaid at 30 days, 6 months and 12 months.Tax is automatically deducted from the majority of UK taxpayers’ wages, pensions or savings. For people or businesses where tax is not automatically deducted, or when they may have earned additional untaxed income, they are required to complete a Self Assessment tax return each year. earned more than £2,500 from renting out property or their partner received Child Benefit and either of them had an annual income of more than £50,000 received more than £2,500 in other untaxed income, for example from tips or commission are self-employed sole traders are employees claiming expenses in excess of £2,500 have an annual income over £100,000 earned income from abroad that they need to pay tax on Around 5,542,000 taxpayers have less than a month to complete their Self Assessment tax returns before the 31 January 2019 deadline.More than 11.5 million 2017 to 2018 tax returns are due and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) expects the vast majority of taxpayers to complete their returns and pay any tax owed by the end of the month.About 52% of taxpayers have already filed their returns, as of 31 December 2018, and more than 5 million have completed their returns online (88% of the total returns filed). 11,564,363 total Self Assessment returns due 6,022,579 returns received, as at 31 December 2018 5,541,784 returns still to file, as at 31 December 2018 5,318,636 returns, as at 31 December 2018, filed online (88% of total filed) 703,943 returns, as at 31 December 2018, filed on paper (12% of total filed) Angela MacDonald, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said: If customers completed a Self Assessment tax return last year but didn’t have any tax to pay, they still need to complete a 2017 to 2018 tax return unless HMRC has written to them to say it is not required.Further informationSelf Assessment facts: For customers who are yet to start their 2017 to 2018 Self Assessment, there are films and webinars that show each stage of the process, with bespoke guidance for people’s varying circumstances, including a video aimed at customers completing a tax return for the first time.Help is also available on GOV.UK, from the Self Assessment phone helpline (0300 200 3310), and on social media.People need to complete a tax return if they: Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, said: If you need to complete a Self Assessment return, see our online guidance. The penalties for late tax returns: an initial £100 fixed penalty, which applies even if there is no tax to pay, or if the tax due is paid on time after 3 months, additional daily penalties of £10 per day, up to a maximum of £900 after 6 months, a further penalty of 5% of the tax due or £300, whichever is greater after 12 months, another 5% or £300 charge, whichever is greater The Self Assessment deadline on 31 January is fast approaching, but there is still time for customers to file their tax returns online and on time to avoid any unnecessary penalties. If you are completing Self Assessment for the first time or are yet to start your 2017 to 2018 tax return, there is a wide range of support and guidance available on GOV.UK to help at every stage of the tax return process. It is encouraging that around 52% of taxpayers have already completed their Self Assessment tax returns. With less than one month to go before the deadline, there are still many people that need to act now. HMRC is encouraging all Self Assessment filers to complete their returns by 31 January and is offering support every step of the way.
Principals today increasingly have multi-dimensional roles — so much so that the role of the principal might be unrecognizable to those from the 1960s, ’70s, or ’80s, as the Center for American Progress states. Along with the expectation that they serve as instructional experts, principals also function as CEOs of their schools, with responsibilities that span from acting as organizational managers and change agents; to attracting, motivating, and retaining teachers; to planning professional development opportunities.The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Business School (HBS) have collaborated on a new professional learning opportunity designed for the nearly 114,000 principals — as well as 78,000 assistant principals and 210,000 teachers aspiring to move into school leadership — across the United States. The Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) seeks to improve their effectiveness in schools, and help leaders navigate the intricacies of their challenging profession.“The unprecedented changes in the role of the school principal require new approaches to professional education for school leaders,” said HGSE Dean James E. Ryan. “CSML will help principals, at all stages of their preparation and careers, tackle the complex, growing demands on them and the schools they serve. HGSE faculty, in collaboration with talented faculty at HBS and across the university, bring expertise in both education and leadership, enabling the CSML to offer transformative professional education at scale.”HGSE’s and HBS’s new certificate program will equip current and aspiring principals with key management and leadership skills needed to lead and sustain high-performing schools, and prepare them to set and meet high expectations for all children, create conditions for excellent teaching, and engage positively with families and communities. These leaders will have acquired improved capabilities to successfully address the many challenges facing the field of education today — and tomorrow.This innovative collaboration between HGSE and Harvard Business School integrates best practices from both schools, combining expertise in managing teams and organizations with a commitment to school and instructional leadership. It also builds on HGSE’s and HBS’s proven track record of successful collaboration on the Doctor of Education Leadership Program and Public Education Leadership Project, and will tie together and adapt practical knowledge from the business, education, nonprofit, and government sectors to the specialized needs of principals.“Leaders of K–12 institutions face daunting administrative and managerial challenges,” said Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. “This program can provide present and future principals with powerful insights and tools that will help them to navigate the shifting landscape of public education, all using the innovative HBX platform.”The program will be co-led by faculty members Mary Grassa O’Neill and Allen Grossman. O’Neill, formerly a school principal and superintendent, is an education expert and director of the School Leadership Program at HGSE. Grossman is an authority on nonprofit and school district management and retired professor of management practice at HBS. Together, joined by faculty from their respective schools and others across Harvard University, they have created a curriculum to provide a comprehensive, highly-actionable program for current and emerging school leaders. Read Full Story
View Comments To commemorate the official opening, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson created this portrait of McDonald embodying the legendary blues singer, gin in tow and backed by her band. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Audra McDonald Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Related Shows Star Files Somebody’s on our minds, and she’s giving one hell of a performance. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, opens on April 13. Under the direction of Lonny Price, the bio-show, written by Lanie Robertson, will run through June 1 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Welcome back to Broadway, McDonald, and happy opening to everyone at Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. We’ll be the ones crying at the lounge table a few rows back.
When it comes to major motion pictures 2015 was a great year for the outdoors. From a feel-good comedy based on the classic account of a failed Appalachian Trail thru-hike to the intense retelling of a 19th century mountain man’s near death endeavors in the wilds of Montana, the year saw the release of several big screen flicks that represent outdoor culture in one form or another. Here are four outdoor-themed feature films—either available in theaters, via streaming, or on DVD—that you should watch as soon as possible.1. The Revenant Combine six episodes of Survivorman, replace Les Stroud with a forlorned father played by Leonardo DiCaprio, put two savantes behind the camera, travel to pre-westward expansion Montana, then ramp up the intensity tenfold, and you’ve got the “The Revenant”. An embellished retelling of mountain man Hugh Glass’s improbable survival story, the film is being called the grittiest Hollywood Western ever made, as much for the production process as for the actual film. While the Revenant’s plot leaves something to be desire, its aesthetics, symbolism, viscerality, and depth make it the most epic adventure to hit theaters in a year chocked full of outdoorsy flicks.Mexican director Alejandro Innaritu drove his crew to dangerous lengths throughout a year-long shoot. He reportedly subjected Leonardo Dicaprio to icy rivers, -30 degree temperatures, meager diets, and big bites of horse liver, despite the actors vegetarianism. Along with legendary cinematographer Emmanuel Luzbeki, Innaritu trudged the cameras deep into the Canadian and Argentinian wilderness in search of raw nature, virgin snow, and just the right kind of natural light. The resulting imagery is absolutely stunning.The heart of the film lies in Glass’s journey, which is not so much a self-rescue but a pilgrimage. Glass does not even truly want to survive; he solely desires to avenge his beloved son’s death. Through intense suffering he realizes the futility of revenge. Love rather than wrath attributes to his survival, as visions of his deceased wife and son sustain him. Hollywood Westerns unavoidably ignite bitter historical and xenophobic debates, yet the soul of this film transcends those well-worn talking points and cuts directly into our humanity – that is a beautiful thing.The Revenant is in theaters only at the moment, but the following three films can be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch via online streaming or DVD. 2. Meru: Legendary climber Conrad Anker has starred in several climbing documentaries, including “The Wildest Dream”, in which he searches for explorer George Mallory’s remains. Meru rises above these former films, as married couple Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi tackle Anker’s obsession with the world’s most formidable peaks.3. Everest: So, Jon Krakeur, author of Thin Air, did not like the film. Still, the book and the movie convey the central theme that mother nature is a cruel mistress, not to be taken lightly, even when tourism bucks and major magazine coverage are on the line.4. A Walk in the Woods: In 1998 Bill Bryson wrote a hilarious memoir of his attempts to hike the Appalachian Trail with a slovenly childhood friend. Seventeen years later Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hit the trail in one big misadventure of a film. Redford stars as Bryson and Nolte as his inept sidekick.[divider]More from bluridgoutdoors.com[/divider]
By Dialogo October 25, 2012 The deployable system includes integrated solar panels, rechargeable batteries, and a biomass gasifier with a diesel generator which can collectively supply up to 80 kilowatt-hours per day, enough to power a small office. The integrated system also helps reduce fuel demand while enhancing military sustainability. The demonstration also affords participating military members and cadets the opportunity to collaborate in evaluating and learning about the potential military applications of renewable energy sources. Airmen from El Salvador’s 2nd Air Brigade are partnering with U.S. Southern Command Science, Technology & Experimentation and Engineering personnel, cadets from the U.S. Military Academy, and representatives from Florida International University, the State University of New York, the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment, and Concurrent Technologies Corporation through October 25 to demonstrate the integration of a hybrid renewable energy system at Comalapa Air Base in El Salvador. The engagement with El Salvador includes classroom instruction, hands-on training, performance demonstrations, as well as data collection and analysis. I would like to actively participate in the processes of technological progress on use of renewable energy for application in military bases.
12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Conferences are an excellent venue to meet industry experts, share and learn best practices from peers, and even encounter potential partners. However, with so much activity packed into just a few short days, they can also seem overwhelming. To fully maximize your limited time at a conference, you should do your homework, prioritize your activities, consider speaking engagements and include your PR team.Do Your Homework Not all conferences are alike, so you should begin your pre-show prep by learning the individual nuances and differentiators of the one you’re attending. It might even be beneficial to reach out to a colleague or friend who has attended that tradeshow in the past to hear their insight and advice.Before your departure, find out what other credit unions, vendors and even media will be attending. Also, make sure you’re familiar with the venue’s layout. Your schedule will likely be chaotic from the moment you arrive, so it’s a good idea to have at least a general ‘lay of the land’ before you set foot on the conference location. continue reading »
continue reading » Hurricane Dorian picked up its stride and turned northward Tuesday, putting the Carolinas at greater risk from the storm, which had weakened to a Category 2.Evacuation orders have affected about 7.5 million people in four states, including about 2.8 million credit union members, from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to Palm Beach, Fla.On Tuesday, Florida lifted evacuation orders for Highlands, Indian River and Martin counties, while North Carolina ordered evacuations staged from Tuesday to Wednesday in four coastal counties.The counties in the North Carolina evacuation zone have about 289,000 residents, according to 2018 Census estimates, and as many as 269,000 credit union members based on branch distribution. Credit union members might seem like a large percentage of the population, but the two largest credit unions in the area cater to the military, which has major bases in the area and whose personnel are not included in the Census’ Current Population Survey. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island started the evacuation of recruits to Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., Sept. 3. The decision to evacuate is due to Hurricane Dorian and the expected impacts of destructive weather in the region. Photo by Sgt. Dana Beesley ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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