Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association anuncia novos membros

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Illinois Delinquencies Poised to Increase

first_img June 17, 2020 1,433 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure Illinois 2020-06-17 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Illinois Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Previous: The Pandemic Effect of Housing Next: Disaster Response During a Challenging Summer Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Illinois Delinquencies Poised to Increase Share Save Illinois’ housing market was one of the weakest in the nation prior to 2020, Illinois Policy reports. If the unemployment rate remains high and if demand does not continue to outpace supply in housing markets across the state, close to 130,000 households could fall behind on their mortgage payments. This means Illinois’ mortgage delinquency rate could double to nearly 9%, the highest since it peaked at 11% during the Great Recession.Illinois has had the third-lowest housing price appreciation in the United States on average since the end of the Great Recession. Weak housing appreciation is largely tied to declining demand as Illinois continues to experience population decline and more Illinoisans continue to favor renting over homeownership. Despite relatively low home prices and mortgage rates, homeownership is further discouraged by added costs such as property taxes, which are second-highest in the nation.Other than the cost of their loans, property taxes are often Illinois homeowners’ largest annual housing expense. Recent homeowners likely make the equivalent of nearly seven additional mortgage payments each year because of property taxes. he median Illinoisan with a mortgage pays $4,900 in property taxes on their $203,400 home, a property tax rate of 2.4% (the WalletHub survey includes those without a mortgage and shows Illinois’ property tax rate at 2.3%, both are second highest in the nation).  This is the third consecutive year Illinois ranked No. 2 in the property tax survey.Now that 1.5 million Illinoisans have lost their jobs and income has fallen, many families may fall behind on their mortgage payments. Using data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Illinois Policy Institute projection for mortgage delinquency uses the relationship between aggregate unemployment, housing price appreciation and aggregate mortgage delinquency.”With many Illinois homeowners uncertain about how they will be able to pay the bills, state lawmakers should return to Springfield for a special session to provide relief for these families or more counties should act to delay due dates,” said Illinois Policy. Illinois Delinquencies Poised to Increase Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Hydock returning for June Buggin’

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Dolores is a wonderful storyteller and she has been a featured teller at our Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival,” Bray said. “She and Bobby Horton did a heart-warming and memorable  Chili Country Christmas storytelling event for us and she’s a return June Bugger. We are excited to have her back for our June Buggin’Luncheon on Thursday, June 16 at the We Piddle Around Theater.”Hydock will be featured in “Close Encounters of the Storytelling Kind.”Bray said a wise person once said “The best part of an adventure is people you meet along the way.”“Dolores Hydock will share how her storytelling journey has led to some surprising ‘close encounters’ with Alabama’s Legendary storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Dr. Ruth,” Bray said. “Her stories of these encounters are as unpredictable and magical as the flight of a June bug” Tickets for June Buggin’ at the We Piddle Around Theater are $20 and include preshow music, the luncheon and the performance by award-winning storyteller Dolores Hydock.For tickets call 334-685-5524 or 670-6302. Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Email the author Hydock returning for June Buggin’ Published 3:00 am Saturday, May 21, 2016 By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Delores Hydock will share her ‘close encounters’ with legendary storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham during the upcoming June Buggin’ event at the We Piddle Around Theatre.When the carpenter bees are out and the spider lilies bloom, that’s a sign that it’s soon to be June Buggin’ Time at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.Each June, the Brundidge Historical Society hosts an event that is as unpredictable and magical as the flight of a June bug.“Years ago, children would catch June bugs, tie a string around one of their legs and let them fly,” said Mernette Bray, a member of the BHS storytelling committee. “You never knew where they would fly or how high. But it was always an amazing thing to see.” You Might Like Torch run heralds Special Olympics Law enforcement officers from across the state of Alabama joined with Troy Police to complete the final leg of the… read more And, that’s the idea behind June Buggin’ at the We Piddle Around Theater.“You never know what June Buggin’ will be but it’s always magical,” Bray said. “This year will be especially magical because nationally acclaimed storyteller Dolores Hydock will back piddlin’ around with us.Hydock left Pennsylvania as a college student to study the folklore of Sand Mountain and never went back. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

India’s First Domestic Ballistic Missile Sub Due in 2015

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today India’s First Domestic Ballistic Missile Sub Due in 2015 Draught11m StatusInactive, due for commissioning View post tag: Defense LAUNCHING OF INS ARIHANTIndia’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) announced on Friday during the Def-Expo exhibition taking place in New Delhi, that the commissioning of the country’s first indigenously-developed nuclear-power submarine INS Arihant and its first intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V can be expected by 2015, The Times of India writes. View post tag: News by topic Equipment & technology View post tag: Ballistic View post tag: domestic INS  ARIHANT SPECIFICATIONS Length111m Complement95-100 India’s First Domestic Ballistic Missile Sub Due in 2015 February 13, 2014 Rangeunlimited except for food supply View post tag: 2015 View post tag: India View post tag: Defence View post tag: Naval [mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 13, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Navy View post tag: due View post tag: sub View post tag: Missile According to DRDO, at the moment the submarine is undergoing the power-raising phase, which will be followed by sea trials.The nuclear reactor onboard the 6,000-tonne INS Arihant went critical in August 2013.When it comes to the K-15 missiles, they are set to be fired from the submarine later this year.The submarine is designed in such a way that it can remain in the high seas for considerable periods without having to refuel, it can carry 12 nuclear missiles K-15, along with a medium-range nuclear missile BO-5. The vessel was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam.The Arihant is the first of five planned boats in its class, powered by an 83 MW pressurized light-water reactor, which is driven by enriched uranium fuel.The Agni-V is a three-stage, solid fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with a range of 5,500-5,800 km. It has already been passed test firing. The missile will allow India to strike targets across Asia and into Europe flying to distances of 5,000 kilometres. Installed power83 MW Beam15m View post tag: first Share this articlelast_img read more

This week in esports: Disney and ESL, VfB Stuttgart, Gfinity

first_imgUndoubtedly the biggest and most exciting news this week in esports came from ESL — with news of a partnership with Disney. Outside of the ESL Disney news, VfB Stuttgart has become the third Bundesliga club to step into esports and Gfinity has continued the good work on its Elite Series with a global broadcasting deal with ELEVEN SPORTS. The deal will see the action being provided to fans across the seven markets that ELEVEN operates in. ESL and Disney join forcesTwo original ESL television series are set to air on Disney’s new D|XP, a daily summer programming blog dedicated to the world of gaming on Disney XD. The two will, understandably, not be featuring content around the very biggest games in esports. The most prominent titles in the MOBA genre are relatively complicated, which creates a significant barrier for entry, and first person shooters are perhaps more violent than Disney’s family-friendly ethos will allow. The programming will be as follows:A six-episode series which forms the bulk of ESL Brawlers, which looks to crown a champion from ‘some of the most skilled’ players of Capcom’s Street Fighter V. Challengers will grind through an arduous ‘first to 10’ match for a chance a the throne, while the reigning winner must defend their title from new challengers each week.An additional seventh episode will feature a special competition of Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory, the mobile MOBA which continues to go from strength to strength. It will bring together community influencers with professional Vainglory players for an exciting showmatch.The second show offers a platform to the oft-secluded world of speedrunning. Bringing some of the best talent in the field to ‘jump, fly, and wrap through favorite titles’, ESL Speedrunners will provide another seven episode series, tracking the professionals as they chase elusive world records.Read the full article here.VfB Stuttgart enter esportsVfB Stuttgart has become the third Bundesliga football club to enter esports, having picked up two FIFA players. They follow in the footsteps of VfL Wolfsburg and FC Schalke 04 who already have presence in esports. Stuttgart has entered esports with the help of STARK Esports, a consultancy that assists sports clubs looking to enter the space. Stuttgart has added Erhan “Dr. Erhano” Kayman and Marcel “Marlut” Lutz to its books. 27 year old Erhan will represent the German club on the Playstation 4, and 20 year old Marcel will compete on the Xbox at future FIFA tournaments. STARK continue to help football club enter esports, it will be interesting to see if VfB Stuttgart fully unlock the wealth of content opportunities that will surely arise as they head back to the Bundesliga this season. Read the full article here.Gfinity and ELEVEN SPORTS sign dealGfinity has announced that it has agreed a deal with broadcaster ELEVEN SPORTS to bring esports action to fans across each of the seven markets it operates in. Perhaps most notably, this includes the USA. The UK based esports company has plans to extend the Challenger Series and Elite Series into new markets. In the press release, the company stated it ‘has outlined its ambition to build a series of events around the world, and build local narrative into a global story which aligns with ELEVEN SPORTS as they look to create more local content to captivate fans in various territories’. ELEVEN SPORTS will show live coverage of the premium action, along with preview and review shows, behind the scenes footage, documentary and magazine content and industry interviews and features.Read the full article here.last_img read more

Miya the hero as Uganda finally breaks Nations Cup jinx

first_imgMiya goal the differenceAfter 38 years littered with near misses to qualify for the biennial African football showpiece, some Ugandan players raised their arms and others sank to their knees as the final whistle sounded.Dominant against a limited Comoran team, Uganda took the lead on 35 minutes through Belgium-based teenage midfielder Farouk Miya.He had a shot parried by outstanding goalkeeper Ali Ahamada in a one-one-one situation, but got a second chance from the rebound and fired into the net from close range.A tension-easing second goal eluded the home team, however, as they remained on top during the second half at the Mandela National Stadium.Burkina Faso and Uganda join Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe and hosts Gabon as qualifiers for the 2017 Cup of Nations.The remaining three places will be filled later Sunday with Benin, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Togo and Tunisia the contenders.In matches that had no impact on qualification, Congo beat Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in Brazzaville and Zambia and Kenya drew 1-1 in Ndola in Group E and Malawi beat Swaziland 1-0 in Blantyre in Group L.Group DB. Faso       6 4 1 1 6 2 13Uganda      6 4 1 1 6 2 13Botswana   6 2 0 4 5 8 6Comoros     6 1 0 5 2 7 3Table of 2nd best placed teams 3C Benin63211210+211 Full-time Uganda 1-0 Comoros and Uganda qualifies for African Cup of Nations 2017. We last did this in 1978. Congratulations!!!— Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) September 4, 2016 PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification AFCON lineup completeBurkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda on Sunday filled the final five 2017 Africa Cup of Nations places that were up for grabs.They will join Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe, all of whom qualified before the final round, and hosts Gabon at the tournament next January.On a dramatic final day of qualifying, Togo scored five goals, DR Congo and Tunisia four each and Burkina Faso won with a goal nine minutes into stoppage time.But no celebrations could match those of Uganda, whose last of five appearances at the African football showpiece was in 1978, when they finished runners-up to hosts Ghana. 1D Uganda (Q)641162+413Final tournament 8M Mauritania622265+18 9L Swaziland622269−38 4J Ethiopia63211114−311 5B Central African Republic6312911−210 11H Mozambique621357−27 Congratulations the Cranes— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) September 4, 2016___________________________________________________________________SUMMARY_______________________________________________________________Uganda will play in the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time since 1978.After several misses, Belgium-based Farouk Miya put Uganda Cranes ahead in the 35th minute in their make or break tie against Comoros at Mandela Stadium Namboole.They held on to momentarily hold top spot in the group, before qualifying as one of the 2nd best teams. Burkina Faso were struggling 1-1 up and were given up to 10 minutes of extra time, from where they snatched the winner against Botswana.Only one other second placed team can match the 13 points that Uganda has now.#MujjeTulumbe Tweets The Uganda team that faced Comoros. PHOTO FUFAUganda ends 38-year wait, Burkina also qualifyBy Independent Writer and AFPUganda secured an Africa Cup of Nations tournament place for the first time since 1978 and Burkina Faso also qualified from Group D after a dramatic climax Sunday.Burkina Faso scored nine minutes into stoppage time in Ouagadougou to edge Botswana 2-1 and top the standings on the head-to-head rule after a match in which three players were red-carded.Uganda defeated the Comoros 1-0 before a capacity 45,000 Kampala crowd to finish second and clinch one of the two places reserved for the best runners-up.Burkina Faso and Uganda finished with 13 points each in the six-round mini-league, Botswana collected six and the Comoros three. 10K Burundi621379−27 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 6F Cape Verde6303117+49 ___________________________________________________________________Kick off 5pmLine up: Onyango; Wadada, Jjuko, Isinde, Ochaya; Aucho, Mawejje; Luwagga, Miya, Oloya; Massa (C)Referee blows whistleKick-off – Uganda 0 Comoros 0 ___________________________________________________________________15′   0-0 Uganda pressing, but Comoros containing.___________________________________________________________________30′ 0-0 Uganda has majority possession, but the goal still far away. Ochaya hits bar…but from offside position.  Group leaders Burkina Faso just gone 1-0 up against Botswana. That is a race for the top spot in group, Uganda still qualifies with a win.35′ 1-0 Uganda takes lead in 32nd minutes through Farouk Miya. GOAL_________________________________________________________________45′ Half time. Uganda goes into the break 1-0___________________________________________________________________Tweets about @UgandaCranes 7E Congo623197+29 _________HALF TIME_________________________________________________00′  2nd Half kicks off. Comoros go on an early offensive___________________________________________________________________60′ Uganda 1 Comoros 0. Emma Okwi in for Luwagga as Micho tries to raise the pressure___________________________________________________________________75′ Uganda steps up the pressure, piling up several corners but score remains 1-0. Uganda needs another goal to settle it in the last 25 mins._________________________________________________________________90′ FULL time Uganda 1 Comoros 0… Reports indicate Burkina Faso being held 1-1 which means Uganda tops the group. 2A Togo (Q)6321114+711last_img read more

Providence and Fairfax Behavioral Health Take Steps for New Psychiatric Hospital…

first_imgFacebook682Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence St. Peter HospitalProvidence St. Peter Hospital and Fairfax Behavioral Health are in consideration of developing an 85-bed freestanding psychiatric hospital in Thurston County. We submitted a joint letter of intent with the Department of Health on Friday, April 22, opening the door for the parties to file a certificate of need application toward the end of May.As you know, behavioral health services are regularly identified as a significant need in our region. However, the capacity to care for patients in our area has not kept pace with demand, and the overall need is projected to increase for the foreseeable future.More than 67,000 adults in Thurston County have a mental health condition.82 percent of the homeless population surveyed in Olympia report having a persistent mental health condition. The average length of time these individuals have lived in Thurston County is 15 years.The ratio of population to mental health providers in Thurston County is 520:1, compared to 380:1 in Washington.More than 10 percent of the patients who come to the Providence St. Peter Hospital Emergency Department need behavioral health services (approximately 22 each day).Providence identified the opportunity to greatly improve and expand access to behavioral health services in Southwest Washington by partnering with an established international entity, Universal Health Services, Inc., which regionally includes Fairfax Behavioral Health. Providence has already established partnerships with Fairfax in Everett and in Spokane.“This free-standing hospital will allow us to expand the existing services that Providence already provides and fill a gap in the community,” says Medrice Coluccio, chief executive for Providence in Southwest Washington.Fairfax’s history spans more than 80 years and reflects a similar commitment as Providence to the poor and vulnerable. This partnership aligns with our core strategy of “creating healthier communities, together,” which calls for identifying like-minded partners to meet the needs of the community.Providence St. Peter Hospital Crisis Services Department (located in the St. Peter Hospital Emergency Center) is the only one of its kind in the five-county service area of Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. It is regularly at capacity, and unable to accept additional patients from Thurston County and beyond.“The addition of a freestanding psychiatric hospital will be particularly crucial in assisting the surrounding rural communities that do not have the necessary staff or facilities to treat and care for this patient population,” added Coluccio.By partnering with Fairfax, Providence can expand access to behavioral health care. The new hospital will be well connected with the providers and services available at Providence clinics and hospitals in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Mason counties, creating a seamless care experience for patients.“This is a wonderful opportunity for our two organizations to bring the full scope of our expertise and resources to address an identified need in southwest Washington,” says Ron Escarda, Fairfax Behavioral Health chief executive officer. “Fairfax is excited about having the opportunity to utilize its knowledge and expertise in the provision of behavioral health services to the Thurston County community, and working in partnership with Providence St. Peter Hospital to serve these patients and their families.”Once the CON application is submitted, a definitive ruling from the DOH could take several months. The entire process to obtain CON approval and build a freestanding psychiatric hospital may require a few years.last_img read more

Seven Bridges Road Repairs to Be Completed in April

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Chalk up another problem caused by Super Storm Sandy as area motorists face the longer than anticipated closing of Seven Bridges Road – and the required traffic detours.The ongoing work to replace an aging and deteriorating wooden bridge along the roadway, which required closing the road to all vehicular traffic, initially was expected to be completed in Jan­uary. As a result of the late October storm, the Mon­mouth County road project is now expected to take until mid- to late April to be completed, according to county spokeswoman Laura Kirkpatrick.According to Kirkpatrick and county engineer Joseph Ettore, the storm hit and flooded the area, causing an initial delay. Compounding matters, the project contractor was ready for workers to install the foundation piles for the bridge’s abutment. That meant JCP&L had to be contacted to disconnect the electricity for the overhead power lines, so that work could proceed.The power utility company at that point was focused on restoring electricity to the areas that had lost it because of the storm, and the Seven Bridges Road project became a lesser priority, thus further delaying the project, Kirkpatrick said.JCP&L wasn’t able to de-energize those lines until Dec. 7.County officials have asked the contractor to try to accelerate work – with workers laboring on weekends – to get the project completed as soon as possible. But the project is still expected to take more than two months to complete, Kirkpatrick said.County officials closed Seven Bridges Road last July to replace the roughly 60-year-old wooden bridge, spanning the Little Silver Creek. County engineers had deemed the structure structurally deficient.The contractor, Lucas Brothers, Inc., Marlboro, is replacing the old wooden span with a bridge with concrete decks and reinforced concrete abutments and is reconstructing the bulkheads, according to the county. The contractor also is erecting a walking bridge across the creek to accommodate pedestrians.For the past six months, motorists have had to use detours with the road’s northbound traffic directed toward Silverside Avenue and then to Branch Avenue. Southbound traffic has been using Rumson Road west to Branch Avenue.Last summer, prior to the project’s start, county workers installed two temporary signal traffic lights on Branch Avenue at the Rumson Road and White Road intersections as a way to better move the increased traffic in the area.The work has been problematic for police and local residents as they attempt to make their way around the closed areas, Police Chief Daniel Shaffrey said.“This has been a long stretch and it’s growing old,” he said.Since Seven Bridges Road has been closed and the aftermath of Sandy, police and motorists have had to deal with Ocean Avenue and the Rumson’s Oceanic Bridge’s closings which has compounded the local traffic situation. That has required additional manpower allocations by the police department. Police had to reroute school buses to Little Silver Point Road School and have also seen increased – and speeding – traffic through residential side streets, Shaffrey said.“Everything has come together and really challenged us as far as logistics and traffic control,” the chief said.“I’m looking forward to the day they reopen it,” he said. “I think the whole town will rejoice when it opens.”“We’re very sensitive to that,” said Kirkpatrick, “and we’re doing what we can.“But this bridge had to be replaced,” she said.last_img read more

Milankovitch Cycles Indistinguishable from Randomness

first_imgA claim has often been made by geologists that the rock sediments record cyclical changes in Earth’s orbit.  Milankovitch cycles, named for the man who analyzed them, are a set of regular periodic changes to the orbital eccentricity, obliquity, and axial precession of the Earth over tens and hundreds of thousands of years.  These subtle changes, it is alleged, produce climate change and sea level fluctuations.  The climate forcing, in turn, produces periodic differences in the thickness of sedimentary layers.  The search for Milankovitch signatures in rock records has been used as a method of dating sediments.    Geologists at Virginia State and Virginia Polytechnic tested this hypothesis with computer models.  They specifically encoded Milankovitch-like cycles in the production of sediments.  The layering produced was indistinguishable from randomness, according to their report in the Journal of Geology.1  Here was their conclusion:The simulations used a cyclic Milankovitch driver to produce cyclic stratigraphy, but the lithofacies thickness frequencies and autocorrelation methods used to analyze the resultant rock successions found that these records often appeared independent of periodic orbital forcing.  This indicates that the factors involved in depositing cyclic sedimentary layers, as simulated in the model, tend to mask the original periodic signal (such as Milankovitch orbital forcing) and produce the appearance of independence or stochasticity.  The hypothesis is that the rocks are independent of extrabasinal forcing, and these simulations indicate how difficult it is to disprove such independence.  Real rock successions are very likely to have been historically more complex than our simulations governed by merely a few basic parameters.  This poses a challenge to even most cleverly designed quantitative methods used to test for stratigraphic patterns, with their statistical outcomes being inherently ambiguous: does a given outcome indicate that the record was not formed in a cyclic fashion, or does it merely reflect the fact that an original cyclic driver has been masked by the complexity of depositional processes?  It is important, therefore, to have controls by which these methods can be tested.  The use of simulations can provide such controls by producing synthetic data with known Milankovitch cyclic drivers and thus providing an independent assessment of statistical methods applied to test real empirical records.They said the results they got with known cyclic drivers was “extremely noisy.”  Obtaining a significant signature required extreme climate differences, like between greenhouse and icehouse conditions for 100,000 years.  Even then, the results were ambiguous: “even with high-magnitude sea level fluctuations, a periodic driver of sediment deposition can be concealed.”.  And that’s not the only factor: “The incompleteness of the carbonate stratigraphic record may act to conceal cyclic driving forces,” they said, “in turn making it difficult to assess the quality of methods developed to measure cyclicity.”  Their computer simulations, they felt, provided a missing control on the theory:The methods for testing for the presence or absence of a Milankovitch driver in ancient successions must demonstrate patterns that are distinct from what would be expected if the rocks were deposited independent of orbital forcing.  One of the problems with many of the methods for detecting cyclicity is that they test a single series (e.g., a stratigraphic column).  This tends to miss lateral substitution of facies that occurs at similar water depths in real settings.  The benefit of using simulations is their ability to capture information such as periods of no deposition or gaps in deposition from erosion that would otherwise be difficult to quantify in real successions.1.  Dexter, Kowalewski and Read, “Distinguishing Milankovitch-Driven Processes in the Rock Record from Stochasticity Using Computer-Simulated Stratigraphy,” The Journal of Geology,2009, volume 117, p. 349�361, DOI: 10.1086/599021.Another dating method is shown to be a bruised reed.  Unfortunately, some well-meaning books like The Privileged Planet have leaned on this reed: “Finally, there are the Milankovitch cycles, probably the single most useful type of clock for layered deposits” (p. 30).  If this is the best, what about the others?  They tried to defend it with mathematical talk about Fourier analysis and power spectra (p. 370 n25), assuming that sophisticated math can discern a reliable signal in noise.  They did not consider the possibility of getting false signals in actual noise.  Then they used it and other methods to portray an old earth embedded with log records of its history over vast ages.    Although that section did not harm the basic thesis of the book (that our planet appears designed for scientific discovery), it exposes a weakness of some well-meaning attempts to ground design inferences in shaky foundations.  Layers of rocks record something, obviously, but the time scale and explanations become increasingly tenuous when eyewitnesses are unavailable and multiple causes are involved.  We should be wary of taking published scientific claims uncritically and placing too much authority in the ability of secular scientists to discern unobservable history through their worldview-tainted glasses.    Be wary especially of the divination methods of pagans (examples: 11/06/2008, 07/26/2008, 06/12/2008, 01/25/2008).  Would Daniel have referred to the scholarship of the Babylonian hepatoscopists as a reliable source?(Visited 94 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Blatche joins Gilas Pilipinas practice

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Jayson Castro and June Mar Fajardo bannered the attendees, together with Gabe Norwood, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.Calvin Abueva also attended the session though, Reyes had already ruled him out of making the roster for the February window.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJapeth Aguilar was also present, but watched the session from the sidelines.Big man Abu Tratter, a member of Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list, lent a hand in the practices. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche reunited with his Gilas Pilipinas teammates on Monday afternoon as he rejoined the team at the start of its daily trainings at West Greenhills Gym.Blatche was the latest addition in the session as coach Chot Reyes had 12 locals present for practice.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Manalang nets 40 as new recruits help AMA post 1st victory Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The Philippines is preparing for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, where it faces powerhouse Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne before flying back home to take on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum View commentslast_img read more