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Mortgage loans at 8-month high

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp THE number of mortgages approved for house purchase rose to an eight-month high during March as activity in the property market showed signs of picking up, figures have revealed.A total of 31,660 loans were approved for people buying a new home, five per cent more than during the previous month and the highest level since July last year, according to the British Bankers’ Association. Despite the improvement, the figure is still 10 per cent lower than the number of loans approved in March last year. Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 27 April 2011 8:19 pm KCS-content center_img Mortgage loans at 8-month high Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

first_img Year:  2006 DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners Area:  600 m² Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersSave this projectSaveDUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners Save this picture!© Jean-Luc Laloux+ 26 Share “COPY” Year:  2006 “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Düsseldorf, Germany photographs:  Jean-Luc LalouxPhotographs:  Jean-Luc Laloux Save this picture!© Jean-Luc LalouxRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. Bruno Erpicum was the architect entrusted with designing this warehouse conversion. It is now the home of a couple with a passion for architecture who were keen to make one of Düsseldorf’s rare ruins their own. The reconversion was closely overseen by the administrative authorities, since this old factory in the city centre miraculously avoided damage during the many bombings of World War II. Save this picture!© Jean-Luc LalouxAcross from the coachman’s passageway are some garages that stand in front of the entrance court. The court is dotted with screens that flank the entrance and seclude off the “day patio”. The history of the city is reflected in the glass panels, reminding you of the building’s heritage. A facade made entirely of glass stands completely independently of the old structures, showing off their immense scale. Save this picture!© Jean-Luc LalouxThe building is now protected against the elements and complies with energy performance requirements. The study opens boldly onto the garage and gym. The gloss painted furniture designed by architect Bruno Erpicum reflects the structural elements. A vast white space devoid of any accessories houses the sleeping accommodation in the conversion; the rotating door appears to be floating in the air. An enormous living room is arranged between the pilasters that are displayed with pride. The artist’s design highlights the existing brickwork that supports the flagstone roof; here again the wear inflicted over time is openly displayed. The architecture unpretentiously magnifies the materials. Save this picture!© Jean-Luc LalouxThe kitchen is arranged in the exterior deambulatory. The bedroom is housed in a “white box” that has been perfected with the utmost care. It is encircled by a “night patio” illuminated using zenithal light that sweeps across the surrounding brickwork. The light itself becomes a material, rebounding off the objects it touches and reminding us of the building’s history. The walls of the bedroom are perfectly smooth, whereas the bathroom is surrounded by rough pilasters (p. 106-107). A flow of natural light is ensured by the night patio, a space created by the removal of the roof around the edge of the bedroom. Pieces of raw concrete were used to create the bath, shower and washbasin. The starry ceiling over the Turkish bath completes the composition. Save this picture!General Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessGlobal Center for Academic and Spiritual Life / Machado and Silvetti AssociatesSelected ProjectsScaled Back House / ROOVICESelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDüsseldorfHousesGermanyPublished on August 03, 2013Cite: “DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners” 03 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Germany Photographs Houseslast_img read more

Check your dot org today

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 Researching massive growth in giving. UK Fundraising has heard that at least two national UK charities have found that the .org version of their domain name has been registered by someone else and that visitors to those domain names will reach a porn site.UK Fundraising has heard that at least two national UK charities have found that the .org version of their domain name has been registered by someone else and that visitors to those domain names will reach a porn site. We recommend that you check the .org, as opposed to the, version of your domain name and see what comes up.If you do not like what you see and you wish to contact one of the national charities that is facing this problem then UK Fundraising will be happy to pass on your details in confidence to this charity. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Check your dot org today Howard Lake | 30 January 2002 | News You can usually research a domain name owner at WHOIS servers such as Contact Howard Lake if you would like your details to be passed on to one of the affected charities. read more

Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host

first_imgIn a post on Telegram on 16 June, Kadyrov denied that he ordered the hit, boasting that if someone had been acting on his orders, they would have been carried out. And he added: “Giorgi Gabunia had better go down on his knees and ask for forgiveness… Or else he will, I repeat, remain my enemy.” Credit: screenshot of Mtavari Arkhi TV / GeorgiaRussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a thorough and transparent investigation into an alleged plot to murder Georgian TV journalist Giorgi Gabunia using a suspected Russian hitman who was arrested in Georgia last week, and urges the Georgian authorities to provide Gabunia with close protection.“The Georgian secret services have foiled a very serious crime,” Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia announced yesterday, referring to the arrest of a Russian citizen allegedly sent to murder Gabunia in reprisal for his insulting comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin during a news programme on an opposition TV channel in July 2019. June 18, 2020 – Updated on June 19, 2020 Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host RSF_en News “No matter how outrageous and shocking, Giorgi Gabunia’s comments do not in any way justify a murder attempt or threats,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We ask the Georgian authorities to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into this affair, in complete independence from the Russian authorities, and to do everything necessary to guarantee Gabunia’s safety.” June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further News Help by sharing this information News Georgia is ranked 60th out of 180 countries, and Russia 149th, in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. GeorgiaRussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence June 7, 2021 Find out more News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Related documents Читать на русском / Read in Russian​PDF – 88.43 KB Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts According to Formula TV, which quoted an intelligence source, and to the director-general of Mtavari Arkhi TV, the channel for which Gabunia works, the alleged hitman from Ingushetia, in the Russian Caucasus, arrested on 12 June, was sent by Ramzan Kadyrov, who rules Ingushetia’s neighbour, the autonomous Chechen Republic, with an iron hand. A loyal ally of President Putin, Kadyrov often threatens journalists and tries to silence critics, even those abroad. Gabunia hired bodyguards last year after being threatened by Kadyrov. “Death squads” from the Russian Caucasus have repeatedly targeted Chechen diaspora critics in Europe. Earlier this year, a Chechen blogger was murdered in the French city of Lille and another was attacked in Sweden. June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Open road race begins today

first_img Facebook By admin – April 25, 2018 Open road race begins today Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Big Bend Open Road RaceBig Bend Open Road Race in West Texas is scheduled for today through Saturday.The event starts off at 8 a.m. today in Sanderson with activities through Thursday for the racers including registration, technical inspection, rookie school, practice runs and qualifying.On Friday, the activities move to Fort Stockton for additional racer functions and a Car Show from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Rooney Park. The parade will depart from the park at 5:30 p.m. and will proceed north on Mail Street, turning left onto Dickinson Boulevard and continuing to Auto Zone.On Saturday, the annual After Race Party in the Park will be in Rooney Park from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The racers will end up there after they cross the finish line. There will be music, food, drinks and lots of fun. Everyone is invited to come out and see the cars, take pictures, get autographs, etc. Don’t miss out on this racing event.Volunteers are still needed.For more information call 432-336-2264. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Local News WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Permian clinches playoff berth with another walk-off victoryNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Remember the Holocaust to keep from repeating it adminlast_img read more

Why Foreclosed Properties Might Go Green

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago renewable energy solar power 2018-06-25 David Wharton Previous: How Much of Household Debt Is Mortgage Based? Next: HUD Greenlights $5 Billion Texas Disaster Recovery Plan Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News, Technology Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Why Foreclosed Properties Might Go Green Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago DS News regularly covers the challenges posed by “zombie homes,” abandoned properties stuck in a sort of foreclosure limbo and often falling into disrepair in the meantime. But even once a property has been dragged out of that mire, that doesn’t mean it’s always just headed back onto the market. What happens when government entities complete a tax foreclosure on a property that isn’t likely to be worth rehabbing? According to officials in Michigan, the answer might just be: help save the planet.As reported by Energy News Network (ENN), government officials in Michigan are considering a unique approach when it comes to disposing of tax-foreclosed properties acquired by a state land bank, many of which are described as “undesirable due to contamination.” So, what’s the big idea for dealing with these seemingly unusable properties? Converting them into solar farms.Calhoun County Treasurer Brian Wensauer, chairman of the land bank program, told ENN that “if there’s blight or environmental issues, no one wants them and we get stuck with them.”Converting those properties for renewable energy purposes could provide a green solution that causes very little disruption to the land, according to Josh Burgett, Director of Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority.Solar conversion isn’t a workable solution for every property—ENN reports that Michigan officials have so far only identified 40 properties that look to be good candidates for renewable energy usage. For “contaminated” properties, however, much less cleanup would be required in order to convert them into solar farms than to make them ready for traditional reuse.When it comes to figuring out what to do with foreclosed properties that are contaminated or blighted beyond the point where the private market has any interest in stepping in, Michigan’s state land banks collaborate with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to determine a course of action. Since 2003, Michigan’s state land bank has “spent about $85 million on blight elimination and demolitions,” Burgett told ENN.According to data from the industry group SolarPower Europe, the global solar market grew 29.3 percent in 2017. Although President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on solar equipment have hampered growth recently, the industry still “saw growth accelerate in 25 of the 44 states the Solar Energy Industries Association tracks,” as reported by CNBC.To read Energy News Network’s full story about Michigan’s exploration of converting tax-foreclosed properties into solar farms, click here. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Why Foreclosed Properties Might Go Green Tagged with: renewable energy solar power Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 25, 2018 1,482 Views David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Prayer Meeting With Huge Crowds Should Be Treated As Prayer Hall For Public Worship Requiring Permission Under Rules: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesPrayer Meeting With Huge Crowds Should Be Treated As Prayer Hall For Public Worship Requiring Permission Under Rules: Madras High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas29 April 2021 9:58 PMShare This – xJustice Anand VenkateshThe Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition challenging an order of the Kanyakumari District Collector prohibiting prayer meetings in a residential house. From the facts of the case, Justice N Anand Venkatesh of the Madurai Bench found that the petitioner, one T Wilson, had not been conducting private prayers in his house as he initially submitted but was holding a full-fledged service for which permission of the District Authorities was required.Advertisement Taking exception to Wilson’s suppression of this fact, the High Court declared, “The fulcrum of any religious faith is “the truth”, and no religion tolerates any act which takes a person away from the truth. In the present case, the petitioner who claims himself to be a devout Christian has travelled far away from the truth. The petitioner is to portray as if the premises is being used only for group prayers while the same is being used for huge public gatherings for public worship. It is very clear from the materials placed before this Court.Advertisement In Court, the District Collector produced photographs and other material to demonstrate that prayer meetings under a Christian Religious Trust were taking place regularly between 9 AM and 12 PM in Wilson’s ‘home’, with the use of speakers and microphones. Since there was a congregation gathering in Wilson’s home, permissions under Rule 4(3) of The Tamil Nadu Panchayats Building Rules, 1997 and requirements under Rule 47-A for the development of land in an area other than a planning area as contemplated under The Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 needed to be obtained, it was pointed out.Advertisement Advertisement Interestingly, after the Court’s attention was drawn to the Rules and the large gatherings in Wilson’s home, Wilson presented an undertaking affidavit before court that his building will not be used as a prayer hall for public worship. Rejecting this stance, the Court observed that it could not repose faith in Wilson’s stand since it proved the building was used as a place of public worship earlier. The judgment states,Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “The fact that the petitioner has now come up with an undertaking affidavit to the effect that the building will not be used as a prayer hall for public worship only shows that it was put to such use in the past. Even though the petitioner has come up with a statement that the building will only be used for conducting prayer meetings, going by the past conduct of the petitioner, this Court is not in a position to repose any faith in him.” With this remark, the Court prohibited Wilson from conducting such prayer meetings in the future without obtaining the requisite permissions under the relevant rules. The Bible, congregational prayer, and the essential practices doctrine While dismissing Wilson’s petition, the Court took the opportunity of exploring how the Bible portrays prayer, congregational prayer and whether the same could be restricted. The Court pointed out that the verses from the Gospel of Matthew stressed on the personal nature of prayer. Matthew 6:5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.”Matthew 6:6 “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” From this, the Court opined, “It is therefore, clear from the very text that any sort of prayer contemplated by the religion is directed only towards the father, and it is a very personal and profound connect between the father and the one who is praying.” Observing that prayer across religions is considered a profound and private bond between the person praying and the divine, the Court commented, “It can certainly not be thrown out on stage for public display, and one done that way cannot be construed as prayer in its purest forms.” From the New Testament, the Court agreeing that congregational prayer was an essential and integral practice in Christianity. However, underscoring that even a religious right is not absolute the Court pointed out that it would be subject to reasonable restrictions. Distinguishing prayer meetings and meetings involving large gatherings, the Court explained, “..The moment the exercise of such a right affects the rights of others, it must be subjected to reasonable restriction. The rights enjoyed by the citizens, including the fundamental rights, must co-exist in harmony. In the present case, the right of worship that is claimed by the petitioner directly impacts the rights of his neighbours, as explained in the report of the District Collector. Once the prayer meeting assumes such larger proportions resulting in public worship, attended by huge crowds, the very nature of the building changes, and it has to be construed as a prayer hall entertaining public worship. Consequently, the same would require obtaining necessary permission under the relevant rules…” On these terms, the petition was dismissed. CASE: T. Wilson v. The District Collector COUNSEL: Advocate J Maria Roseline for the petitioner, Additional Advocate General Sricharan Rangarajan, assisted by Special Government Pleader K.P. NarayanakumarClick here to download the judgmentTagsMadurai Bench Madras High Court #Justice N. Anand Venkatesh Right to Religion Essential practice Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

275 cases confirmed in NI – lowest figure in weeks

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter 275 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours in the North, the lowest number since before Christmas.10 additional deaths have been recorded.There are 579 patients being treated for the disease in hospitals in Northern Ireland, with 60 people in ICU. Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter 275 cases confirmed in NI – lowest figure in weekscenter_img Pinterest Facebook Previous articlePeople with terminal illness entitled to medical cardNext articleSearches carried out in Derry as part of investigation into dissident activity News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – February 9, 2021 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty last_img read more

Maryland school district replacing diesel school buses with electric

first_imgCourtesy of Thomas Built Buses BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools has announced a contract to replace its diesel buses with electric ones, starting with 326 electric buses over the next four years. It marks the single largest purchase of electric school buses in North America, according to the release announcing the deal. The county school board, which is located northwest of Washington D.C and operates more than 200 schools, approved the deal with Highland Electric Transportation, a Massachusetts-based start-up that delivers electric school buses to school districts. Although this contract only replaces about a quarter of the entire 1,400 bus fleet, the contract could be extended to replace the entire fleet, according to Todd Watkins, the Transportation Director for Montgomery County Public Schools.“The reason we picked four years instead of the entire contract is that the whole school bus industry thinks that prices on electric vehicles are going to be going down significantly as we saw with Tesla…And everybody fully expects that to happen with school busses, too. And we didn’t think it was very responsible to try to contract out further than four years,” says Watkins.Watkins says the district got several proposals, but ultimately went with Highland Electric because they provided everything they wanted.“We asked for use of the vehicle, design, installation, and maintenance of the charging infrastructure, we asked for the electric the busses run on and we asked for maintenance of the busses. … We wanted every piece of it to be part of the contract so that we knew for sure what we were going to pay for those,” says Watkins. Nat Kreamer, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy, a national clean energy business group, applauded the announcement in a statement. “This leadership step taken by Montgomery County Public Schools shows that it’s possible today to electrify transportation at scale. Comprehensive solutions like Highland Electric’s can leverage private capital, meet the needs of fleet operators, and serve communities now without burdening ratepayers or taxpayers,” said Kreamer.As part of the deal, Highland Electric will purchase the buses from Thomas Built Buses in North Carolina. It will be supplied and serviced by Annapolis, Maryland-based American Bus- a long-time provider for the school district. Thomas Built will use its all-electric Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley school bus and it will be powered by Proterra batteries. The buses are capable of up to 135 miles range on a single charge. Highland Electric will also electrify all five of the MCPS bus depots and supply all the charging infrastructure, with the goal of purchasing 100% renewable energy to power them over time.Duncan McIntyre, CEO of Highland Electric, says he believes the county chose the company because they were able to make the contract budget neutral. “We’re looking at their capital that they’ve got available and their operating expenses that they expect to spend over the next 10 to 15 years to operate a diesel fleet. And we’re sort of shifting that around and making the bet with our money. We’re making the bet that electric busses are much cheaper to operate, and so there’s a shift, we’re willing to pay a lot more because we’re making a bet that savings will materialize,” says McIntyre.One common concern for customers is what the price of electricity will be down the road. McIntyre says they are the ones taking the risk of the costs when they bundle future prices into the annual contract. “For the district, it’s a win-win. They get to wash their hands of it. What they know is they get sixteen thousand miles per year per bus, because that’s how many miles they need to drive. And it’s our obligation to power up the busses every night, [or the] middle of the day, and create an optimized strategy that gives them charge readiness for their routes,” says McIntyre. The company plans to deliver 25 buses this fall, before ramping up to 61 in 2020, then around 120 each of the next two years. Watkins says it will take 14 years to completely electrify the entire fleet. The move to electric buses also gets rid of dangerous carbon emissions, says Watkins.“We get to have a vehicle that we know doesn’t produce any tailpipe emissions at all. …we know that whatever impact there is of diesel exhaust on students riding our busses, or being in school driveways, while those are much, much less than they were 20 years ago … there’s still some greenhouse gases. There’s still some particulate matter and still burns fossil fuels,” says Watkins. When the buses are not in use, especially during the summer when school is out, the batteries [can] provide energy to the electrical grid. “We’ve been doing that for a few years and have a number of vehicle to grid projects that are primarily smaller. But we’re making a bet that we can earn some income,” says McIntyre.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Geochronology of the Lake Region of south-central Chile (39°–42°S): Preliminary results

first_imgCarboniferous, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, followed by Jurassic, Cretaceous, and particularly extensive Miocene granitoid plutons, crop out in the Andes of the Lake Region, as determined by new K-Ar and Rb-Sr whole-rock age determinations. Their spatial distribution appears to define the following: the westernmost and easternmost Paleozoic belts, an oblique belt of Jurassic age, a NNW belt of Cretaceous age developed mainly in Argentina but entering Chile at 39°30′S, and a N-S belt of Miocene batholiths and stocks. This distribution of plutons is unlike the west to east younging belts that have been described from the Andes between 28°S and 32°S. This difference could be related to the presence in the Lake Region of old lineaments oblique to the direction of the Andes and to the influence of the Liquiñe-Ofqui fault zone as a pathway for Miocene magmas. The narrowness of the zone of magmatism from late Paleozoic to Miocene times, compared to the wide outcrops of the Paleozoic accretionary wedge, could be explained by the lack of tectonic erosion during Mesozoic-Cenozoic subduction and the constant subduction geometry.last_img read more