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Brisbane has a median house price of $538,000 — still significantly less than Sydney’s $980,000 and Melbourne’s $750,000, despite the price falls in those two cities. Image: AAP/Darren England.He said the local economy, improving employment and infrastructure spending was luring southerners north.“We lagged Sydney for a long time, but now we’re actually spending a bit of money on infrastructure and it’s drawing more people here,” Mr Gordon said.“Financing conditions are tough and so we’re not going to see any massive price growth in the short term, but hopefully in the medium term things might turn around and I think they will.”Universal Buyers Agents director Darren Piper said the signs of recovery in the Brisbane apartment market was instilling confidence in investors.Mr Piper said he experienced one of his biggest months on record in October and was confident of seeing further lifts throughout the rest of the year.“We’re seeing a lot of buyers attracted by the lifestyle, great schools, weather — and prices of course,” Mr Piper said.“There’s also a renewed confidence in the market, so we’re seeing more people upgrading that we haven’t seen for the last 12 months.“They’re more confident that their home will sell and see the opportunities elsewhere in the market.”AMP Capital chief economist Shane Oliver said tighter credit, rising supply, a significant pool of borrowers having to switch from interest-only to principle and interest mortgages and reduced foreign demand were weighing on the overall market.Mr Oliver said AMP expected Sydney and Melbourne to record 20 per cent top to bottom house price declines out to 2020.The CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index is set for release on Monday. CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe CoreLogic preliminary figures reveal national property prices fell 0.9 per cent over the first 28 days of November.This would push total falls for the year to an estimated 5.6 per cent — the largest national drop in prices since December 2008.Sydney recorded the biggest price falls of all the country’s five major capitals, followed by Melbourne and Perth.“Queensland residential real estate is presenting an unbeatable buying opportunity for savvy property-watchers and what we’re seeing here is buyers who know what they want and are acting quickly to grab a good bargain.Blambles Finance Group director Campbell Gordon said it was important to realise the national figures were skewed towards the nation’s two biggest housing markets.Mr Gordon said his clients were finding good buying opportunities in the current Brisbane market because of its relative affordability compared to Sydney and Melbourne.According to CoreLogic, Brisbane has a median house price of $538,000 — still significantly less than Sydney’s $980,000 and Melbourne’s $750,000, despite the price falls in those two cities. Brisbane has recorded growth in home values for a second straight month. Image: AAP/Darren England.It’s the second month in a row that Brisbane has recorded growth in home values at a time when every other major state capital either remained stagnant or went backwards.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said Brisbane was proving more resilient to the downturn because its home prices had never climbed as high and its recent growth was at a more sustainable level.Brisbane’s more affordable prices relative to Sydney and Melbourne were helping prop up that market and it was arguably the country’s most stable market, according to Mr Lawless.Better affordability also meant Brisbane was not as exposed to the current lending climate, where banks were becoming increasingly restrictive in giving out new loans.“There has been strong migration into southeast Queensland, especially from NSW,” Mr Lawless said.“Housing is much more affordable than in Sydney and Melbourne and that’s increasing demand for housing.“In many ways, Brisbane has underperformed in the last decade, but that’s actually made the market more sustainable.” Brisbane was the only major state capital to record growth in home values in November, according to CoreLogic. Image: AAP/Darren England.BRISBANE’S housing market is leading the nation, with the city the only major state capital to see home values grow this month.Plummeting home prices in Sydney and Melbourne have dragged the national market into the biggest slump since the start of the global financial crisis, but the Queensland capital continues to defy the downturn.Preliminary figures from CoreLogic’s Hedonic Home Value Index show Brisbane was the only major capital to record growth in prices over November — albeit a modest 0.1 per cent.Annual growth was expected to hit 0.2 per cent by month-end.
It is difficult to quantify how each of these differences affect the final crater size-frequency distribution on a planetary object, and hence the derived ages of a surface. Nonetheless, we note that the different bolide size-frequency distributions and the different crater scaling laws could be significant.Öpik probabilities assume that the argument of pericenter [omega] takes any value between 0 and 2 [pi] with an equal probability.Equations (A.27) and (A.29) come from the assumption that the projectile and Moon follow straight lines trajectories in the vicinity of the node, and are demonstrated in Öpik.Other assumed functional dependencies on the incidence angle can easily be used in place of equation (A.62).Le Feuvre and Wieczorek admitted in the abstract that “Our model may be inaccurate for periods prior to 3.5 Ga because of a different impactor population, or for craters smaller than a few kilometers on Mars and Mercury, due to the presence of subsurface ice and to the abundance of large secondaries, respectively.” Nevertheless, they felt that their new revised chronology is better than earlier ones. “Standard parameter values allow for the first time to naturally reproduce both the size distribution and absolute number of lunar craters up to 3.5 Ga ago, and give self-consistent estimates of the planetary cratering rates relative to the Moon.” While simplifying assumptions are commonly employed in lab work, they can usually be tested by experiment. These assumptions involve an unobserved history of the solar system that cannot be observed, repeated, or tested. The authors also did not state to what degree their parameters might have been chosen to reproduce a crater history that was also assumed.1. Mathieu Le Feuvre and Mark A. Wieczorek, “Nonuniform cratering of the Moon and a revised crater chronology of the inner solar system,” Icarus (article in press, accepted manuscript), March 31, 2011, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.03.010.2. Ga = giga-annum, billions of years.We do not expect readers to wade through all the quotes above (feel free if that is your favorite form of self-flagellation). It is the visual impact of the sheer number of assumptions that go into crater count dating that makes a powerful point: does their model have anything to do with reality? This is not to deprive Mssrs. Le Feuvre and Wieczorek of the convenience of some of their beloved assumptions. Perhaps it really is only the vertical component of velocity that matters for an impact, and if it makes the math easier, fine. But many of their assumptions seem naïve if not audacious. How could they possibly know that the incoming impact rate has been in steady state for three billion years? The impact rate could be episodic. A few heavy episodes in short order could completely invalidate their model. Further, they appeared to gloss over the big issue of secondary craters (03/22/2005, 10/20/2005, 06/08/2006, 09/25/2007, 01/17/2008, 03/25/2008), leaving that little difficulty to “further investigation.” Well, guess what. As the links above show (q.v.), that one difficulty alone could completely confound their imaginary chronology. Notice, too, that these authors invalidated other crater chronologies that were state-of-the-art for previous generations of scientists. One could hardly get better than Gene Shoemaker in the 1990s, whose views they “revised” (overturned). At least he got out there and did experiments firing rifles at rocks to see what happened. They also showed how their assumptions differed from the assumptions of Marchi et al. Well, whose assumptions are better, when nobody was there to watch? Take your pick. The distinct possibility arises from these considerations that Le Feuvre and Wieczorek, bless their hearts, have done nothing but manipulate numbers to create an imaginary history that doesn’t match reality. If so, why should anybody believe a word they said? It reduces to an exercise in impressing their colleagues with mathematics and prose in a closed mutual admiration society that has nothing to say to people who want science to talk about reality that is really real. If they want to claim that their exercise was worthwhile because it is the best that can be done under the circumstances, they commit the best-in-field fallacy. How do they know that ten years from now, some young upstarts from another university won’t refer to this paper as a misguided piece of balderdash? Popper explained that it is easier to falsify a hypothesis than to confirm it, but that was for observable, testable things, like the effect of Einstein’s relativity on starlight during a solar eclipse. Observations will never be able to confirm this paper’s model about an unobservable history. It may, however, be possible to falsify their model by arguing that their assumptions are unrealistic. It is more likely, therefore, that this model will be falsified in the future than supported. You may or may not agree that scientific papers about unknowables, like this one, are worthwhile exercises. After all, we can observe craters in the present, and they got there somehow at some time. Let us all, however, take their caution seriously: “It is difficult to quantify how each of these differences affect the final crater size-frequency distribution on a planetary object, and hence the derived ages of a surface.” Difficult, yes, in the sense of impossible. There are some things that science can never know. For some of those, other sources of information are required.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 For simplicity and without altering the results, it is assumed that the lunar orbit is circular about the Earth and possess a zero inclination with respect to the ecliptic.A major difference between our approach and previous investigations (Shoemaker and Wolfe, 1982; Zahnle et al., 1998, 2001) is that the argument of pericenter of the hyperbolic orbits is not assumed to precess uniformly within the Earth-Moon system, but is explicitly given by the encounter geometry.It is assumed that only the vertical component of the impact velocity, whose value is obtained from the impact angle, contributes to the crater size (Pierazzo et al., 1997), though other relations could be easily incorporated into this analysis.An increase of the transient crater diameter by wall slumping and rim formation is under the assumption of a constant impact flux over the last ~3 Ga.…we assume in calculating dp that the density of the porous material is 2500 kg m-3…We note that given the simplicity of our crater-scaling procedure in the transition zone, the correspondance [sic] between T and the actual megaregolith thickness should not be expected to be exact.By the use of a porous regime dictated by the properties of a megaregolith, our model production function reproduces the measured crater distributions in shape and in the absolute number of craters formed over the past 3 Ga, under the assumption of a constant impact flux. We caution that our simple formulation of the porous / non-porous transition does not account for the temporal evolution of the megaregolith and that the inferred megaregolith thicknesses are only qualitative estimates.For illustrative purpose, Rc is shown for the inner planets in figure 3 by assuming that craters with diameters less than 10 km form in a porous soil on both the planet and Moon, while craters with greater sizes form in solid rocks (except for the Earth and Venus where only the non-porous regime is used).These calculations assume that the lunar obliquity stayed equal to its present value in the past.…we leave the implications for the contribution of secondary craters to further investigations.These authors used Öpik equations (Shoemaker and Wolfe, 1982) for hyperbolic orbits that were assumed to precess uniformly inside the planet-moon system. We nevertheless point out that Zahnle et al. (2001) applied equation (20) to the moons of Jupiter, where this approximation might be valid.We further assume that the lunar obliquity was equal to its present value (nearly zero) for the entire time between 3.9 Ga and the present.The “vertical component” scaling appears to be the safest assumption for a single target body, though the impact angle dependence of the average crater efficiency may vary from planet to planet….Recently, Marchi et al. (2009) proposed a revised crater chronology. The main differences with our approach (excluding the assumption of spatially uniform cratering rates in the latter) are the following:We use the orbital distribution of near-Earth objects of Bottke et al. (2002), modified for Mars, which is assumed to be in steady state and independent of bolide size….We assume that the size frequency distribution of objects impacting the planets is the same for all planets and that the probability of an object impacting a planet is independent of size….When converting transient crater diameters to final crater diameters, we use a multiplicative factor of 1.56 as suggested by Melosh (1989, 253 pp.) and Melosh (1998), whereas Marchi et al. (2009) assume that the transient crater diameter is equivalent to the final simple crater diameter for their preferred impact scaling law that is based on the equations in Holsapple and Housen (2007).Both studies treat the case of impact crater scaling in the porous megaregolith differently…. Two astronomers in Paris have come up with a new crater chronology for the moon and offered it as a way to date other objects in the inner solar system. Their paper in Icarus,1 however, assumes so many unobservable things, the reader may wonder if it talks about the true history of the moon or some alternate reality in the imagination. Here are some instances of assume in their paper (readers may wish to just scan the blue text to get a feel for the assumptions):The measured size-frequency distributions of lunar craters are reconciled with the observed population of near-Earth objects under the assumption that craters smaller than a few kilometers in diameter form in a porous megaregolith.The total predicted size-frequency distribution for any given time is obtained by multiplying the production function, assumed independent of age, by a time-variable constant.…the crater chronology method assumes that craters accumulate uniformly on the surface of the planetary body…Under the assumption of a steady state distribution of impactors, the distribution of craters on ~ 3 Ga old surfaces2 should be consistent with the present astronomically inferred cratering rates.Wiesel (1971) used a simplified asteroid population, and Bandermann and Singer (1973) used analytical formulations based on strongly simplifying assumptions in order to calculate impact locations on a planet.This formulation assumes that no correlations exist between the size of the object and its orbit, which is consistent 15 with the observations of Stuart and Binzel (2004) for diameters ranging from 16 ~10 m to ~10 km.This model assumes that the NEO population is in steady-state, continuously replenished by the influx coming from source regions associated with the main asteroid belt or the transneptunian disk.Various assumptions have led to all these estimates. Among them, the assumed impact velocity and bolide density are only of moderate influence.Consequently, we simply fit a 10th-order polynomial to the entire dataset, assuming each data is error free, and that the average combination of all estimates gives a good picture of the impactor population.The size-frequency distribution of impactors is here assumed to be the same for all bodies in the inner solar system.….the assumptions under which an encounter is considered to occur can be summarized as follows:An encounter between the target (Moon or planet) and impactor occurs at the geometrical point of crossing of the two orbits (the mutual node)….The relative encounter velocity does not account for the acceleration generated by the mass of the target….The impactor, as seen by the target, is treated as if it were approaching from an infinite distance, under only the gravitational influence of the target….
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scott Metzger, Pickaway Co.We started back in planting last Monday after two or three weeks. You could row the corn this morning already.We got done with everything for the first planting on Saturday and started replanting beans on Saturday. We had those big rains earlier and corn really struggled. That corn we planted the week of April 23 through 27, it was three weeks before it was up really good. We planted our Plenish beans that week too and all of those acres need another 125,000 on them because the beans couldn’t push through the ground crusting over. Most of that was on patterned tile ground too.We were fortunate with our 500 or 600 acres of corn we planted that week of April 23 and we only had about 40 acres that we needed to spot in. Some of that rotted, some of it leafed out underground and some of it just disappeared in the white clay.There are always a couple of days every year you shouldn’t plant and this year those days were April 27 and 28 before we got four inches of rain. The next couple of weeks we got more small rains and cool weather. We didn’t get good drying days until the week before last.We had a great run this last week and then Saturday we ended up getting a half inch to 1.2 inches. We needed about a half inch or so just to keep things going. East of us 10 miles it didn’t rain at all. I really feel for the guys west of us that have really been hammered with rain this spring.This area has been a really big replant area. There were a lot of guys jamming in crops that week of April 23. A lot of that corn planted on the 28th got torn out. We were fortunate we didn’t have to replant that much.Wheat is coming along really well. There were some early varieties starting in on the blister stage in the area. I would say by June 12 or 15 we will probably be in wheat harvest around here, unless it cools off. It looks pretty good.The new hog barn we put up is just a little over half full and everything seems to be running alright. They look to have it at full capacity here in the next couple of weeks.On our early-planted soybeans the bean leaf beetles are just running rampant. The one early field is the worst because it is the only field of beans planted in that area. They have had a feeding frenzy on them. We have had a little Pythium in the beans too.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.As a result of the wet spring weather there was a great deal of variability in corn and soybean fields in 2019. Early rainy weather caused wet soil conditions early in the growing season, flooded areas of fields, and resulted in fields that had to be replanted. Although in many cases the saturated soil conditions stunted crop growth, in some cases compaction is to blame. Field work this spring when soils were too wet or “marginal” created yield-limiting shallow compaction, smearing of the seed furrow, etc.In the 2012-01 issue of the C.O.R.N. Newsletter Randall Reader and Alan Sundermeier state that “Years of OSU Extension research on Hoytville silty clay loam showed that through compaction, 10% to 15% of the potential crop yield was being left in the field.” Horizontal root development and poor root development in general are indications of soil compaction. Sidewall compaction greatly limited root growth in some fields this year. Crop growth problems above ground such as stunting or Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans can also be clues that compaction exists. In areas of fields where these symptoms existed this year, growers should determineif they have compaction and alleviate it when soil conditions allow for field work this fall or next spring.
In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during Game 5 in the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. The Rockets signed Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million on July 8, giving him a total six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. APHOUSTON, United States — James Harden, who recently signed the richest contract in NBA history, says he wants to remain a Houston Rocket “forever”.The 27-year-old American agreed last week a four-year super-maximum contract extension that means he will make $228 million over the next six NBA seasons through 2022-23.ADVERTISEMENT The Rockets traded for Harden in 2012 and built the franchise around him. He has been an all-star in all five of his seasons in Houston.If Harden’s playoff performance was the result of some missing pieces of the puzzle then the Rockets hope to have remedied that with the signing last month of nine-time all-star guard Chris Paul.Houston is also still trying to complete a deal with the New York Knicks for forward Carmelo Anthony.“You work your whole career if you’re myself to get a player of James’ calibre and now Chris’ calibre. We’re excited,” said general manager Daryl Morey. CBBADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I know where home is,” Harden said. “I know where I want to be. I know where I want to retire ultimately and where I want to win a championship. Everything is going to happen here in Houston, and that’s the reason I’m here forever.”Asked Saturday how it felt to have the league’s top contract Harden replied, “It’s cool. I’ve worked extremely hard. But it doesn’t really mean anything without holding that championship up. That’s why I’m in the gym every single day, and I won’t stop until I get it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Rockets signed Harden to the extension despite his disappearing act in the Rockets season-ending playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.In game five of the Western Conference semi-finals, Harden delivered a listless performance and game six was even worse. He finished with 10 points, seven assists and six turnovers in the elimination game as they lost the series 4-2. That contrasted with his season averages of 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game which lead to him being named runner-up for the NBA MVP award. Rondo reaches one-year deal with Pelicans – reports Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant
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Manufacturers, producers and other stakeholders are to benefit from a series of training seminars to be offered by the Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC) over the next seven months.The 2018 Trade Remedies Seminar Series, which will get underway on April 26, aim to help industry players to build their capacity to defend and expand their markets locally and overseas, through the use of trade remedies.These remedies can help to protect local manufactures and producers in Jamaica from the ravages of unfair trade practices.Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, is urging stakeholders to make good use of the sessions which he says will provide new and varied opportunities for in-depth training for the industry to understand and utilise trade remedies.“Industries should not wait until you are struggling to use these tools on your journey toward competitiveness and prosperity,” he said in a speech read by Chief Technical Director in the Industry Ministry, Courtney Cole.The speech was delivered at the launch of the seminar series at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in Kingston on Friday (March 23).Mr. Samuda assured that the Government is committed to boosting its trade remedies capacity, noting that this is a vital part of the Government’s strategy for managing Jamaica’s international trade engagement.The Industry Minister said it is especially important that stakeholders are informed about these trade remedies given the globalised world where trade is not always fair.He noted that trade remedies help to achieve a level playing field for domestic producers in any World Trade Organization (WTO) member country.“The Jamaican economy is relatively small and open. Trade remedies are therefore a useful tool, necessary to help prevent injury to our Jamaican manufacturers and deter unfair outcomes, which may in some cases result in the complete annihilation of Jamaican industries,” he said.He pointed out that the trade remedies which are available for use by industries when they are experiencing injury from imports include: antidumping action to remedy dumping; countervailing duty measures to remedy certain instances of subsidization and safeguard action to remedy the effects of significant increases in imports.“Fierce competition for market share between domestically produced and imported items can cause injury to domestic industries and, in this scenario, WTO members may use trade remedies to help defend domestic industries which suffer injury under defined circumstances that result from unfair trading practices or unanticipated increases in imports,” he said.In the meantime, Senior Economist, ADSC, Andrew Mighty, told JIS News that the venues and dates for the sessions are to be confirmed shortly.The ADSC, which falls under the Industry Ministry, has the mandate to investigate complaints from domestic producers of dumping, subsidisation and import surges that have caused, are causing or threaten to cause injury to them.The Commission also leads in educating the business community on how to use trade remedies and increasing the awareness of the public.The work of the Commission forms an important part of the infrastructure in Jamaica for defending and maintaining a robust and resilient manufacturing and productive sector.
zoom Image Courtesy: ForestWave Twelve seafarers manning the FWN Rapide general cargo vessel were taken by pirates off the coast of Nigeria on April 21, Dutch company ForestWave, managers of the vessel, confirmed.FWN Rapide has meanwhile been moved to a safe position by two of the remaining seafarers, who are reported to be safe and unhurt.“ForestWave would like to stress its main priority is to establish contact with the missing seafarers and secure their earliest and secure return. The company’s emergency response team is working around the clock and is liaising with the local and international authorities. ForestWave together with its local organizations are in close contact with the families of the valued seafarers to support them in these difficult times,” the company said.FWN Rapide is a 2005-built vessel flying the Dutch flag and was on its way from Takoradi, Ghana to Port Harourt, Nigeria went it came under attack.The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has reported a rise in armed attacks against ships in the Western Africa since the beginning of this year. There have been 22 incidents recorded in Nigeria alone, of 66 reported incidents in the first quarter of this year.Of the 11 vessels fired upon worldwide, eight were off Nigeria, including a 300,000 dwt VLCC tanker more than 40 nautical miles off Brass.