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News Article | November 8, 2016
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Due to the recently passed PATH Act, many taxpayers will experience longer than usual funding delays from the IRS. The PATH Act is federal legislation that prohibits the IRS from releasing refunds for taxpayers claiming Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) prior to February 15, 2017. This is expected to affect more than 30 million taxpayers, and up to $100 billion in tax refunds. Preparers are urged to file the returns as they normally would, and not wait to submit until the 15th. Most transmitters will be accepting returns as they are submitted, while some are planning to hold the returns in a queue until that date, then submitting a large batch. The best way to avoid issues this year is to educate incoming taxpayers and set realistic expectations about when taxpayers will be receiving their refund. Preparers are also warned against filing a return without the credit, then later submitting an amendment. Failure to comply can result in the inability to claim the credit in the future. This year is expected to see a large increase in the election of refund transfer products, or bank products, specifically the recently reintroduced refund advance. These advances are not the same RAL’s of old, rather they are predetermined amounts that are provided at no cost to taxpayers. For many taxpayers, the tax refund is the largest payment they’ll receive all year, so the advance will provide them with a portion of that payment near the time of filing to help mitigate the increased wait times. Ian Gardner, of Sigma Tax Pro, urges tax preparers to brace themselves. “Check with your software and bank product provider to make sure you understand exactly how their programs will work this year. They all provide valuable tools to make sure you are not negatively impacted by the new regulations, but it’s up to the preparers to be proactive.” Taxpayers are not the only ones who will feel the effects of the delay, many preparers will also see a delay in the receipt of their preparation fees since many taxpayers elect to have their fees taken directly from the tax refund. To combat this issue, select refund transfer banks have developed programs to advance a percentage of preparers preparation fees at the time of e-filing. The advanced fees are then automatically repaid as funding is received from the IRS. Sigma Tax Pro provides a full range of essential services for tax pros. This includes industry leading software solutions as well as technical support, tax preparation support and client retention strategies. Sigma Tax Pro specializes in helping tax preparation firms expand their businesses, open new offices and increase their client base.


News Article | December 13, 2016
Site: www.businesswire.com

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, and Royal Arctic Line Denmark (RAL) announced that the terminal has gone live with the Navis N4 terminal system. Lacking key features in its legacy system with multiple disparate systems in place to support complex operations, RAL sought out Navis’ expertise to help align and streamline business processes via N4. RAL is a key player among the Nordic countries, serving as the only container terminal in northern Denmark and the only service provider to all of Greenland. As the sole provider along these shipping lanes, RAL’s reasons for implementing N4 are twofold – to update to a more modern platform to better service all of its current customers and as the first step in its planned expansion into increasingly competitive markets. “The N4 terminal system implementation in Aalborg was an important milestone for securing the foundation and future success of Royal Arctic Line and thanks to the hard work by both Navis and our team, we have already experienced results that we are very pleased with,” said Dragan Kesic, CIO, Royal Arctic Line. “We completed this first phase of our project on a tight timeline and have plans for additional implementation of N4 in Greenland occurring in 2017. We’re excited to continue working with Navis as we explore options for better optimizing our operations.” The terminal explored multiple options and went through an extensive selection process when deciding to exchange its legacy system and ultimately opted for N4 as the best fit to help support current and future growth objectives. After signing with Navis, the project was completed in a short window of six months and with an annual TEU of 50,000 and 25-28 crane moves per hour. RAL is looking forward to continued success in providing its clients with fast and effective service when routing cargo to its end destination. “Through its work with the Government of Greenland, Royal Arctic Line has functioned as the region’s sole shipping lifeline, ensuring supplies to the entire country for many years,” said Guenter Schmidmeir, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA for Navis. “As such, effective and efficient terminal operations are crucial to not only the success of the company, but also the community as a whole. Our team worked hard to ensure a successful implementation and remains committed to helping RAL maintain its leading position in the region and build on its growth goals moving forward.” Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results. www.navis.com Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki:CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com


ITSENCLOSURES is proud to add to the popular IceStation TITAN family of computers enclosures with the new NEMA 4 freestanding computer enclosure. Mt. Pleasant, PA, December 03, 2016 --( The NEMA 4 TITAN (IS602827-04) enclosure body is constructed out of 14-gauge welded steel and 12-gauge door thickness, and stands 60” High x 28” Wide x 27” Deep. The enclosure finish is a polyester powder paint available in blue, gray, or any custom RAL color. The viewing window is hinged at the bottom and easily folds down to accept up to a 24” 16x9 wide screen monitor. Tempered safety glass or polycarbonate viewing windows can be installed on the industrial enclosure. An adjustable monitor shelf with popular VESA mounting patterns is included for easy monitor installation. For space saving applications, the shelf can be used as a VESA mount, eliminating the need to use the monitor stand. In addition, the shelf can simply be used as a traditional monitor stand. The enclosure doors feature quarter turn knob-style compression latches and dual durometer EPDM gasket for additional protection against a harsh environment. The lower front and rear doors utilize lift-off hinges for effortless removal of the doors. The rear door measures 51” High and is ideal for accessing the back of electronics stored in the enclosure. “ITSENCLOSURES is excited to introduce a brand-new TITAN product. The NEMA 4 version will be a positive addition to the TITAN family, which continues to be ITSENCLOSURES’ best-selling product line. The TITAN family accommodates today’s electronics and are ergonomically designed workstations,” said JT Spangler, President of ITSENCLOSURES. “After 31 years, ITSENCLOSURES continues to design and fabricate the toughest computer enclosures on the market. ITSENCLOSURES plans to introduce additional industrial enclosure products in 2017.” The TITAN features a sloped work surface, which provides room for documents, folders, and writing utensils. A retractable keyboard drawer, located below the work surface, is lockable and the perfect place to store and protect a keyboard, mouse, or pointing device. When fully extended, the front of the drawer easily folds down to provide an ergonomic wrist rest. The drawer measures 22.7" Wide x 9" Deep x 3.5" High. The bottom half of the TITAN provides ample space to house a computer, printer, UPS, power supply, and additional vital electronics. An adjustable shelf, attached to uni-strut, is also included for easy placement of electronics. Heavy-duty, swivel casters are a standard feature. When the enclosure is in its desired location, the front casters lock into place. For areas that require a stationary workstation, bolt down legs can be installed in place of the enclosure’s casters. Customize the NEMA 4 TITAN with various accessories; including sliding shelf brackets, 19" wide rack mount rails, sealed cable entry glands, power strips, industrial keyboards or various thermal management options, such as a heat exchanger. Proudly 'Made in the USA,' ITSENCLOSURES ships all of its innovative products completely assembled and ready to use upon delivery. About ITSENCLOSURES Located 36 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, ITSENCLOSURES designs and builds the toughest computer enclosures on the market. NEMA rated PC enclosures are ideal for any and all environments where dust, dirt and exposure to liquids or corrosives are present. ITSENCLOSURES' line of computer enclosures, printer enclosures, server enclosures, and LCD enclosures protect a company’s investment and maximize the lifetime of the protected electronics. ITSENCLOSURES’ products are always ‘Made in the USA’ and allow companies to safely use any computer or LCD monitor in the harshest operating environments. ITSENCLOSURES has been helping companies protect technology investments and realize the maximum life cycle of their equipment since its founding in 1985. For more information on ITSENCLOSURES and their wide array of innovative products, please email ITSENCLOSURES (info@itsenclosures.com) or call 1-800-423-9911 to speak to a sales specialist. Mt. Pleasant, PA, December 03, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Since 1985, ITSENCLOSURES (Integration Technology Systems) has been designing and building the toughest computer, monitor, printer, and electronics’ enclosures on the market. ITSENCLOSURES is pleased to add the NEMA 4 TITAN freestanding computer enclosure to the popular TITAN family. The NEMA 4 TITAN protects against dust, dirt, grease, and hose directed water in an industrial setting.The NEMA 4 TITAN (IS602827-04) enclosure body is constructed out of 14-gauge welded steel and 12-gauge door thickness, and stands 60” High x 28” Wide x 27” Deep. The enclosure finish is a polyester powder paint available in blue, gray, or any custom RAL color.The viewing window is hinged at the bottom and easily folds down to accept up to a 24” 16x9 wide screen monitor. Tempered safety glass or polycarbonate viewing windows can be installed on the industrial enclosure. An adjustable monitor shelf with popular VESA mounting patterns is included for easy monitor installation. For space saving applications, the shelf can be used as a VESA mount, eliminating the need to use the monitor stand. In addition, the shelf can simply be used as a traditional monitor stand.The enclosure doors feature quarter turn knob-style compression latches and dual durometer EPDM gasket for additional protection against a harsh environment. The lower front and rear doors utilize lift-off hinges for effortless removal of the doors. The rear door measures 51” High and is ideal for accessing the back of electronics stored in the enclosure.“ITSENCLOSURES is excited to introduce a brand-new TITAN product. The NEMA 4 version will be a positive addition to the TITAN family, which continues to be ITSENCLOSURES’ best-selling product line. The TITAN family accommodates today’s electronics and are ergonomically designed workstations,” said JT Spangler, President of ITSENCLOSURES. “After 31 years, ITSENCLOSURES continues to design and fabricate the toughest computer enclosures on the market. ITSENCLOSURES plans to introduce additional industrial enclosure products in 2017.”The TITAN features a sloped work surface, which provides room for documents, folders, and writing utensils. A retractable keyboard drawer, located below the work surface, is lockable and the perfect place to store and protect a keyboard, mouse, or pointing device. When fully extended, the front of the drawer easily folds down to provide an ergonomic wrist rest. The drawer measures 22.7" Wide x 9" Deep x 3.5" High.The bottom half of the TITAN provides ample space to house a computer, printer, UPS, power supply, and additional vital electronics. An adjustable shelf, attached to uni-strut, is also included for easy placement of electronics. Heavy-duty, swivel casters are a standard feature. When the enclosure is in its desired location, the front casters lock into place. For areas that require a stationary workstation, bolt down legs can be installed in place of the enclosure’s casters.Customize the NEMA 4 TITAN with various accessories; including sliding shelf brackets, 19" wide rack mount rails, sealed cable entry glands, power strips, industrial keyboards or various thermal management options, such as a heat exchanger.Proudly 'Made in the USA,' ITSENCLOSURES ships all of its innovative products completely assembled and ready to use upon delivery.About ITSENCLOSURESLocated 36 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, ITSENCLOSURES designs and builds the toughest computer enclosures on the market. NEMA rated PC enclosures are ideal for any and all environments where dust, dirt and exposure to liquids or corrosives are present.ITSENCLOSURES' line of computer enclosures, printer enclosures, server enclosures, and LCD enclosures protect a company’s investment and maximize the lifetime of the protected electronics. ITSENCLOSURES’ products are always ‘Made in the USA’ and allow companies to safely use any computer or LCD monitor in the harshest operating environments. ITSENCLOSURES has been helping companies protect technology investments and realize the maximum life cycle of their equipment since its founding in 1985.For more information on ITSENCLOSURES and their wide array of innovative products, please email ITSENCLOSURES (info@itsenclosures.com) or call 1-800-423-9911 to speak to a sales specialist. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from ITSENCLOSURES


PITTSBURGH, PA, December 02, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ITSENCLOSURES (Integration Technology Systems) has been designing and building the toughest computer, monitor, printer, and electronics' enclosures on the market. ITSENCLOSURES is pleased to add the NEMA 4 TITAN freestanding computer enclosure to the popular TITAN family. The NEMA 4 TITAN protects against dust, dirt, grease, and hose directed water in an industrial setting. The NEMA 4 TITAN (IS602827-04) enclosure body is constructed out of 14-gauge welded steel and 12-gauge door thickness, and stands 60" High x 28" Wide x 27" Deep. The enclosure finish is a polyester powder paint available in blue, gray, or any custom RAL color. The viewing window is hinged at the bottom and easily folds down to accept up to a 24" 16x9 wide screen monitor. Tempered safety glass or polycarbonate viewing windows can be installed on the industrial enclosure. An adjustable monitor shelf with popular VESA mounting patterns is included for easy monitor installation. For space saving applications, the shelf can be used as a VESA mount, eliminating the need to use the monitor stand. In addition, the shelf can simply be used as a traditional monitor stand. The enclosure doors feature quarter turn knob-style compression latches and dual durometer EPDM gasket for additional protection against a harsh environment. The lower front and rear doors utilize lift-off hinges for effortless removal of the doors. The rear door measures 51" High and is ideal for accessing the back of electronics stored in the enclosure. "ITSENCLOSURES is excited to introduce a brand-new TITAN product. The NEMA 4 version will be a positive addition to the TITAN family, which continues to be ITSENCLOSURES' best-selling product line. The TITAN family accommodates today's electronics and are ergonomically designed workstations," said JT Spangler, President of ITSENCLOSURES. "After 31 years, ITSENCLOSURES continues to design and fabricate the toughest computer enclosures on the market. ITSENCLOSURES plans to introduce additional industrial enclosure products in 2017." The TITAN features a sloped work surface, which provides room for documents, folders, and writing utensils. A retractable keyboard drawer, located below the work surface, is lockable and the perfect place to store and protect a keyboard, mouse, or pointing device. When fully extended, the front of the drawer easily folds down to provide an ergonomic wrist rest. The drawer measures 22.7" Wide x 9" Deep x 3.5" High. The bottom half of the TITAN provides ample space to house a computer, printer, UPS, power supply, and additional vital electronics. An adjustable shelf, attached to uni-strut, is also included for easy placement of electronics. Heavy-duty, swivel casters are a standard feature. When the enclosure is in its desired location, the front casters lock into place. For areas that require a stationary workstation, bolt down legs can be installed in place of the enclosure's casters. Customize the NEMA 4 TITAN with various accessories; including sliding shelf brackets, 19" wide rack mount rails, sealed cable entry glands, power strips, industrial keyboards or various thermal management options, such as a heat exchanger. Proudly 'Made in the USA,' ITSENCLOSURES ships all of its innovative products completely assembled and ready to use upon delivery! Located 36 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, ITSENCLOSURES designs and builds the toughest computer enclosures on the market. NEMA rated PC enclosures are ideal for any and all environments where dust, dirt and exposure to liquids or corrosives are present. ITSENCLOSURES' line of computer enclosures, printer enclosures, server enclosures, and LCD enclosures protect a company's investment and maximize the lifetime of the protected electronics. ITSENCLOSURES' products are always 'Made in the USA' and allow companies to safely use any computer or LCD monitor in the harshest operating environments. ITSENCLOSURES has been helping companies protect technology investments and realize the maximum life cycle of their equipment since its founding in 1985. For more information on ITSENCLOSURES and their wide array of innovative products, please email ITSENCLOSURES (info@itsenclosures.com) or call 1-800-423-9911 to speak to a sales specialist.


News Article | March 1, 2017
Site: www.theguardian.com

Dominic Chappell, the last owner of BHS, has pledged to fight legal action by the Pensions Regulator designed to force him to pay millions of pounds into the failed retailer’s pension scheme, saying the black hole in the scheme was not his fault. The regulator has agreed a £363m cash settlement with Sir Philip Green to rescue the BHS pension scheme and halted legal proceedings against the billionaire. However, it is continuing with legal action against Chappell and his company Retail Acquisitions and is understood to be seeking as much as £17m. Green owned BHS for 15 years until he sold it to Chappell, a former bankrupt with no retail experience, for just £1 in March 2015. Retail Acquisitions (RAL) received payments of up to £25m from BHS despite owning the department store chain for just 13 months until it collapsed. A spokesman for Retail Acquisitions said: “Any action brought by the Pensions Regulator will be robustly defended because RAL did not cause or add to the pension deficit, that shortfall was built up during the previous ownership.” The failure of BHS led to the loss of 11,000 jobs and left a £571m pension deficit. A high-profile parliamentary investigation into its demise concluded that the company had been systematically plundered by its owners and accused Chappell of having “his fingers in the till”. The Retail Acquisitions spokesman said: “Dominic Chappell is currently working very hard with the liquidator to recover and preserve nearly £50m, which will benefit the creditors and BHS pensioners.” The ongoing enforcement action by the Pensions Regulator shows the settlement with Green is not the end of one of the biggest corporate scandals in Britain. The collapse of BHS is still being investigated by the Insolvency Service which could recommend that former directors of BHS are banned from being company directors in Britain. The Financial Reporting Council is also looking into the collapse, while the Serious Fraud Office is also considering whether to launch a formal investigation. The deal between Green and the Pensions Regulator has received a mixed reception. Although the settlement is endorsed by the trustees of the BHS pension scheme, workers are still very likely to have cuts to their pension benefits. The Pensions Regulator estimates that workers will on average receive about 88% of the value of their original benefits in a new pension scheme created by the settlement. This is a better outcome than if the scheme had entered the Pension Protection Fund, a lifeboat for failed pension schemes, where workers would have received an estimated 75% to 79%. Green initially pledged to “sort” the problems facing the BHS pension scheme last June when he was questioned by MPs. He has already paid more than £343m into an escrow account as part of the settlement. An additional £20m will be spent on expenses and implementing the changes to the BHS pension scheme.


News Article | December 12, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

CANFIELD, OH--(Marketwired - December 12, 2016) - HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK) announced the signing of a conclusive merger agreement under which Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner, P.C. (RAL) will join its multidisciplinary financial services firm. The merger represents greater expansion into the mid-Atlantic region for HBK, a Top 100 firm according to the rankings of both Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting magazines. "We are pleased to welcome the team of Resnick, Amsterdam, Leshner into the HBK family. Clearly a like-minded office, RAL operates on a service philosophy that mirrors our own," said Christopher Allegretti, CPA and managing principal of HBK. Allegretti noted that RAL's leadership has long focused on establishing enduring relationships with clients; a keystone principle of HBK's, adding that the firm continually pursues expansion through organic growth, as well as strategic mergers and acquisitions. "We constantly seek collaborations with established firms meeting our high quality service standards, which foster our own culture and business philosophies," said James Bartolomei, CPA and principal-in-charge of the mid-Atlantic region for HBK. "HBK is the perfect solution to help us to continue to grow our practice. We now have the extensive resources of a great regional firm, but can continue to serve our clients at the local level. HBK's approach in this regard is unique to our industry and provides an unrivaled client service experience," said Steve Resnik of RAL. "Our entire team is excited about the opportunities that this merger presents for our clients as well as their careers," said Gary Loewenstern of RAL. RAL has served the community of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, for the last 32 years. The firm has two dozen employees and its main area of concentration has been small and medium-sized businesses with a concentration on entities in the sports industry. "RAL has become known as the 'Baseball Accountants' and we look forward to expanding our expertise and service offerings under the HBK brand," said Resnick. RAL's team will operate as HBK CPAs & Consultants from its current office in Blue Bell. "We're the same people our clients have always known, offering the same dedicated service. We are taking this huge step forward to benefit our clients, who will receive a greater range of service and expertise to compliment their growing businesses," Loewenstern stated. "This is all about what's best for our clients and our own team because, as our mission statement reflects, we want them not only to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible, but to have fun while doing it," said Principal Michael Wolf. Established in 1949, HBK CPAs & Consultants (HBK) offers the collective intelligence of nearly 400 professionals in a wide range of tax, accounting, audit, business advisory, valuation, financial planning, wealth management and support services from offices in Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. HBK professionals deliver industry-specific expertise in manufacturing; healthcare (including long-term care); real estate and construction; automotive dealerships and not-for-profit organizations. HBK combines the technical resources and expertise of a large national accounting and professional consulting firm with the personalized attention of a local company. Connect with the New Jersey region of HBK by calling the Lawrenceville office via 609-883-9000 and the Cherry Hill division at 856-486-2299 or by visiting www.hbkcpa.com.


News Article | December 21, 2016
Site: www.fastcompany.com

Until now, New York City’s technology community has led a nomadic existence—meetups in startup lounges strewn with pizza, incubators operating out of empty corporate cubicles. There were opportunities to learn, make connections, and find work, but they were often hidden in the gated warrens of "Silicon Alley," a loose term for the corridor connecting the city's Flatiron District, Union Square, and Chelsea. A new 254,000-square-foot project, steps from Union Square and scheduled to break ground in 2018, could change all that. Dubbed 14th @ Irving, it will feature classrooms and meeting spaces on the lower floors and flexible office space, designed for early-stage companies, spread across a dozen higher floors. At street level, there will be a food hall for New York-based startup vendors, managed by Urbanspace. (Current tenant P.C. Richard & Son is consolidating and will occupy the basement.) For Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, who oversees housing and economic development in the city, the $250 million project is an opportunity to create a central convening point for technology training and networking, open to all, and at the same time help young companies. "We’re really focused on space, we’re really focused on talent," she says, during an interview at her City Hall office. "That is the number-one thing I hear from business leaders: We simply don’t have enough human beings to fill those jobs." Through partnerships, the city has made modest progress in training New Yorkers for those jobs. With 14th @ Irving, it will be able to accelerate that effort. "There are a lot great kids at Harvard, but there are really great kids at Queens College," Glen says. "If we can make sure [local students] have not just technical skills, but can get in the door at Etsy, at Goldman, at Facebook—they’re going to perform." Investments like this development, she argues, "are not only good for business but good for the kids who are here and deserve a chance." Anchor tenant Civic Hall, which teamed up with developer RAL for its winning proposal, will be responsible for managing the many education partners, including General Assembly and Coalition for Queens, that the city envisions will play a role in the new space. "The idea is to create a fully integrated innovation hub at the crossroads of New York City’s central innovation district that would allow all New Yorkers to develop digital skills and engage," says Civic Hall founder and CEO Andrew Rasiej. In keeping with his organization's mission, Rasiej plans to collaborate with neighborhood partners that serve the homeless and other disadvantaged groups. "Technology for the public good, which we call civic tech, doesn't work unless we build with, not for, the people we’re trying to serve." 14th @ Irving will open its doors in 2020, following two years of construction, if all goes according to plan.


Although the popular astronomical event has been observed since the 1800s, its origins had long remained a mystery. It was only discovered relatively recently, compared to other showers such as the Perseids, which were first documented in 36 AD and Leonids, which date back to 902 AD. Then, in 1983, two University of Leicester astronomers—Dr. Simon Green and Dr. John Davies—were studying data from the infrared sensitive telescope on the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, IRAS, and discovered an asteroid with a very unusual orbit. Originally designated 1983 TB, the comet was renamed 3200 Phaethon after the son of Greek Sun god Helios—an appropriate moniker as it orbits closer to the Sun than any other asteroid then known. Shortly after the find, Harvard astronomer Fred Whipple was able to link the newly discovered rocky object, which is about three miles wide, with the Geminid meteors, and the mystifying source of the showers was revealed. Now a Senior Lecturer in Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University, Dr. Green—a PhD student at the time of Phaethon's discovery—said: "I was a PhD student at Leicester at the time. Professor Jack Meadows, my supervisor, had arranged for me to work on his proposed IRAS Fast Moving Object Survey for my thesis. "The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot operated the ground station and did the preliminary analysis of the data to check that everything was working correctly (the complete analysis and catalogues were produced at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after the mission). "My first task was to write the software to search among all the data rejected from the survey and try to identify potential fast-moving asteroids. It was based on code written by Brian Stewart at RAL to do the rejection." Dr. Green said due to the mounting workload, more help was needed and Dr. Davies joined the team. Dr. Green said: "When we realized that we would need to check the outputs of the code every 12 hours for the planned year of the mission, Jack bid for and obtained funding to employ a postdoc (John). "One or both of John and I were at RAL for almost all the actual 10 months that IRAS operated before running out of liquid helium coolant. "Much of the time we alternated time at RAL and I was the one who was around when Phaethon appeared. "In fact, the previous weekend, on one of the rare times when neither of us could be there, there was another fantastic candidate that we had missed, and I was determined not to miss another—which was the reason why I telephoned Palomar. "We had set up a system to telex observatories (this was pre-email and Internet days), but I didn't want it to be left lying on a desk somewhere. "John and I 'shared' the discoveries we made—several comets including IRAS-Araki-Alcock, which was a naked-eye comet in summer 1983 as it flashed by the Earth, a few asteroids in addition to Phaethon, and the first-ever detection of a cometary dust trail. "The end result of the survey was several papers, including one in Nature, and my PhD thesis." Dr. Green went on to be Comet Halley UK Coordinator and also worked on several space missions including Cassini, Huygens, Stardust and Rosetta. Dr. Davies moved to the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh in 1987 and then relocated to Hawaii in 1993, to join the Joint Astronomy Centre before returning to Edinburgh in 2001. Professor Paul O'Brien, of the University of Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy, said: "The Geminids are usually the brightest meteor shower of the year, sometimes reaching over 100 per hour. "Finding the source of them was a great achievement and is a good example of how you can make valuable yet unexpected discoveries using spacecraft."


PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Rallye (Paris:RAL) : Place de cotation : Euronext ParisCompartiment : Eurolist BCode : ISIN : FR0000060618 Date   Nombre total d’actionscomposant le capital social   Nombre total de droits de vote 30 novembre 2016   48 778 526   Total brut de droits de vote : 76 824 316     Total net* de droits de vote : 76 811 575 *Total net : nombre total de droits de vote attachés au nombre total d’actions – actions privées de droits de vote Présence dans les statuts


News Article | November 18, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

Customers looking for an exceptional garden sculpture or sculpture planter are now able to purchase ‘The Egg’ by Adam Christopher Design LTD. Adam, owner of Adam Christopher Design LTD has just released more in depth details of The Egg that will sit along side the concrete planter range already in place. ‘The Egg’ was designed to appeal specifically to sculpture lovers and garden designers looking hand made art: Hand made – Whilst the contemporary concrete planters that are designed and produced by Adam Christopher Design with complex and expensive moulds are also hand made The Egg is a little different. Because the process is not the same as the planter construction and volumes lower it is more efficient and reliable for Adam to make them himself. For the most recent order Adam flew to the UK to make 2 unique Egg’s for a customer who really wanted them. Custom colour choice – The fact that they are hand made to order means that care and attention can be ladled onto the sculptures and a personal touch can be added. The most basic of these is that the colours can be chosen from any RAL offering which is a extensive range. However, individual request would be considered and if a gold, silver or copper leaf were required then it could be looked into. Durable – The material is thin sectioned concrete with reinforcement fibre in so whilst it is thin it is strong. The rough edge means that the design always comes uniquely shaped and reminiscent of a broken egg.. Adam, when asked about The Eggs said: “I originally made ‘The Egg’ as a show piece and when I got the first order for it realised that I didn’t have the ability to get it from the garden to the front of the house for delivery. Second time round I was more prepared and was able to take it through the neighbours garden to a very satisfied customer” This is one of Adam Christopher Design’s line of sculptures that accompany the concrete planters and Adam is particularly excited about this product because he doesn’t get many orders for garden sculpture so the rarity of the piece and the change of work was nice. Those interested in learning more about the business can do so on the business website at http://adamchristopherdesign.co.uk/ Those interested in purchasing can go directly to the product listing, here: http://adamchristopherdesign.co.uk/shop/100-cm-egg… For more information, please visit http://adamchristopherdesign.co.uk/

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