Month: May 2021

CoStar closes in on CoreLogic

first_imgEmail Address* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Full Name* Share via Shortlinkcenter_img CoreLogic, which is based in Irvine, Calif., has been in the crosshairs of potential acquirers for months. In June, activist investors Cannae Holdings Inc. and Senator Investment Group offered to buy the company for $66 per share. But they backed out of the deal when CoreLogic said it got an offer as high as $80 per share. In November, CoreLogic launched a strategic review of its options after Cannae and Senator won three seats on its board.Its stock closed at $76.79 per share on Thursday, giving it a $5.9 billion market cap.CoStar’s interest in CoreLogic has been known for several months. In October, it reportedly offered $77 to $83 per share, according to Bloomberg. But talks stalled after CoStar refused terms of CoreLogic’s non-disclosure agreement.[Bloomberg] — E.B. Solomont Contact E.B. Solomont TagsCostar GroupProptech CoStar’s Andy Florance and CoreLogic’s Frank D. Martell (Photos via VCU; Getty; iStock)CoStar Group may be nearing its next acquisition.The data giant and a private group, led by Warburg Pincus, have emerged as the final two bidders for CoreLogic, a data provider for the real estate and mortgage industries, reported Bloomberg News.The bids are not known, but CoreLogic is said to be evaluating offers and will make a decision in the coming weeks. Ultimately, CoreLogic may opt to remain independent.For CoStar — which has spent billions of dollars acquiring companies over the past few years — the deal would be its biggest takeover yet, Bloomberg said. The company had $3.8 billion in cash as of Sept. 30, 2020, regulatory filings show.In November, it paid $250 million to buy Homesnap, a listing portal. A month later, CoStar’s deal to buy RentPath for $585 million was called off after federal antitrust regulators sued to block the deal.Read moreCoStar fights $60M break-up fee CoStar adds to war chest CoStar’s Andy Florance on Ten-X and brokerage discounts last_img read more

Quiet time plasmaspheric electric fields and plasmasphere-ionosphere coupling fluxes at L = 2.5

first_imgObservations of whistler mode signals from the VLF transmitters NAA and NSS in the Northeast U.S.A., made at Faraday, Antarctica (65°S, 64°W), are used to deduce radial plasma drifts and plasmasphere- ionosphere coupling fluxes near L = 2.5. The fluxes measured represent the sum of the field-aligned plasma fluxes through 1000 km altitude in both hemispheres. The method used to obtain the cross-L drifts and fluxes is explained, and then the results from nine consecutive geomagnetically quiet days in July 1986 described. Data from the 9 days were averaged to find the mean diurnal variation in the East-West electric field (which causes the radial plasma drift) and the fluxes. The fluxes were of magnitude 1−3 × 1012 m−2 s−1 ; the plasmasphere started to fill at sunrise in the Northern (summer) Hemisphere, and to empty again at sunset in the Southern (winter) Hemisphere. The most noticeable features in the cross-L drift were an outward drift from 07:00–12:00 L.T. and an inward drift from 15:00–22:00 L.T. The electric fields in both cases are of magnitude ≈ 0.2 mV m−1 and are thought to be due to the ionospheric dynamo.last_img read more

Century-scale simulations of the response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to a warming climate

first_imgWe use the BISICLES adaptive mesh ice sheet model to carry out one, two, and three century simulations of the fast-flowing ice streams of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Each of the simulations begins with a geometry and velocity close to present day observations, and evolves according to variation in meteoric ice accumulation, ice shelf melting, and mesh resolution. Future changes in accumulation and melt rates range from no change, through anomalies computed by atmosphere and ocean models driven by the E1 and A1B emissions scenarios, to spatially uniform melt rates anomalies that remove most of the ice shelves over a few centuries. We find that variation in the resulting ice dynamics is dominated by the choice of initial conditions, ice shelf melt rate and mesh resolution, although ice accumulation affects the net change in volume above flotation to a similar degree. Given sufficient melt rates, we compute grounding line retreat over hundreds of kilometers in every major ice stream, but the ocean models do not predict such melt rates outside of the Amundsen Sea Embayment until after 2100. Sensitivity to mesh resolution is spurious, and we find that sub-kilometer resolution is needed along most regions of the grounding line to avoid systematic under-estimates of the retreat rate, although resolution requirements are more stringent in some regions – for example the Amundsen Sea Embayment – than others – such as the Möller and Institute ice streams.last_img read more

Scaling of size, shape and surface roughness in Antarctic krill swarms

first_imgAntarctic krill are obligate swarmers and the size and shape of the swarms they form can have a major influence on trophic interactions and biogeochemical fluxes. Parameterizing variability in size and shape is therefore a useful step toward understanding the operation of the Southern Ocean ecosystem. We analyse the relationships between the length L L⁠, thickness T T⁠, perimeter P P⁠, and area A A of 4650 vertical cross-sections of open-ocean krill swarms obtained within the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean in summer 2003. Our data show that these parameters are tightly interrelated. The thickness TT increases on average as L 0.67 L0.67and has a log-normal distribution within each length class. The perimeter and area scale with L L and T T as P∼L 0.77 T P∼L0.77T and A∼L 0.86 T 0.48A∼L0.86T0.48⁠. The swarm aspect ratio, T/L T/L⁠, decreases approximately as L −0.32 L-0.32⁠. The surface roughness (defined as P/A P/A⁠) has a weak dependence on swarm length and decreases approximately as T −0.46T-0.46⁠, which can be explained only by the appearance of indentations and cavities in the swarm shape. Overall, our study finds that there are distinct limits to the size and shape of swarms that Antarctic krill appear to be capable of forming and we explore the potential explanatory factors contributing to these limitations.last_img read more

Diversity of fungal DNA in lake sediments on Vega Island, north-east Antarctic Peninsula assessed using DNA metabarcoding

first_imgWe assessed the diversity of fungal DNA present in sediments of three lakes on Vega Island, north-east Antarctic Peninsula using metabarcoding through high-throughput sequencing (HTS). A total of 640,902 fungal DNA reads were detected, which were assigned to 224 taxa of the phyla Ascomycota, Rozellomycota, Basidiomycota, Chytridiomycota and Mortierellomycota, in rank order of abundance. The most abundant genera were Pseudogymnoascus, Penicillium and Mortierella. However, a majority (423,508, 66%) of the reads, representing by 43 ASVs, could only be assigned at higher taxonomic levels and may represent taxa not currently included in the sequence databases used or be new or previously unreported taxa present in Antarctic lakes. The three lakes were characterized by high sequence diversity, richness, and moderate dominance indices. The ASVs were dominated by psychrotolerant and cosmopolitan cold-adapted Ascomycota, Basidiomycota and Mortierellomycota commonly reported in Antarctic environments. However, other taxa detected included unidentified members of Rozellomycota and Chytridiomycota species not previously reported in Antarctic lakes. The assigned diversity was composed mainly of taxa recognized as decomposers and pathogens of plants and invertebrates.last_img read more

Jazz host Warriors in regular season home finale

first_imgApril 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz host Warriors in regular season home finale Tags: Basketball/NBA/Utah Jazz FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Jazz host the Warriors for their home finale tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena.Utah can lock up the third-seed in the West with wins in its final two games.  At 47-and-33, the Jazz are a half-game behind the Blazers and play them to close the regular season tomorrow night in Portland.Golden State is already locked into the second seed at 58-and-23. Robert Lovell Written bylast_img read more

USU Athletics Names New Strength and Conditioning Coach

first_img Written by June 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU Athletics Names New Strength and Conditioning Coach Tags: Augustana College/John Hartwell/Logan Ogden/Nebraska-Omaha/Northwestern College/South Dakota State/strength and conditioning/Utah State Athletics Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Friday, Utah State director of athletics/vice president John Hartwell announced the hiring of Logan Ogden as the director of Olympic sport strength and conditioning for Aggie athletics, replacing the outgoing David Land.Ogden stated he is “excited” to join the athletic department and he comes to Logan after spending the past three years at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. While there, he assisted the Mavericks’ athletic teams as the assistant strength and conditioning coach before being elevated as the director of strength and conditioning.While at UNO, his primary responsibilities were training the Mavericks’ men and women’s basketball, as well as track and field and cross country programs.Before working at UNO, he spent two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator at Augustana College of Sioux Falls, S.D., assisting with football for the Vikings while taking primary responsibilities for the softball, volleyball, soccer and track and field teams at the Division II power.Before commencing his career, he was a graduate assistant at South Dakota State from 2011-2013. During this time, he assisted the Jackrabbits’ men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and football programs and took primary responsibility for the track and field, cross country, equestrian and cheer-leading squads.Ogden was a two-sport athlete at NAIA-Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa, competing in both track and field and football for the Red Raiders before commencing his post-playing career.last_img read more

Koepka Wins Second Straight U.S. Open, Utahn Finau Fifth

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Southampton, NY)  — Brooks Koepka is the winner of the U.S. Open for the second straight year.Koepka carded a two-under 68 in Sunday’s final round at Shinnecock Hills to win the tournament at one-over-par.  He is the seventh back-to-back champion but first since Curtis Strange accomplished the feat in 1988-89.Utah native Tony Finau finished in fifth place at plus-five. Tags: Brooks Koepka/Tony Finau/U.S. Open Written by June 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Koepka Wins Second Straight U.S. Open, Utahn Finau Fifth Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Dixie State Football Hosts Military Appreciation Night Against NM Highlands

first_imgSeptember 14, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Hosts Military Appreciation Night Against NM Highlands Written by Tags: Dixie State Football/Israel Farfan/Military Appreciation/NCAA Division II/New Mexico Highlands/T.J. Jackson/Western Warbird Museum FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Saturday, Dixie State football welcomes New Mexico Highlands for military appreciation night as the Trailblazers seek to improve to 2-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.Fans who show military identification at the gate will receive free admission to the game and have a chance to get a free camouflage Trailblazers T-shirt at halftime.These T-shirts will be given on a first-come first-serve basis.The night will also feature a pregame flyover from the Western Warbird Museum of St. George.This is the third match-up in history between the Trailblazers and Cowboys with the series tied 1-1.The Cowboys are 2-0 on the young season and lead NCAA Division II in scoring offense at 55 points per game.They are also 10th in Division II in yards per game, averaging 519 yards per game.The Cowboys’ secondary has also been effective, forcing six interceptions thus far on the season. Sophomore defensive back T.J. Jackson has three picks on the season for New Mexico Highlands.Cowboys kicker Israel Farfan has made all four of his field goal attempts on the season and is 14-14 on PAT’s. His performance in a 65-37 win over Adams State last week made him the RMAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday. Brad Jameslast_img read more

BYU Football To Wear Throwback Uniforms Against Washington Saturday

first_imgSeptember 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Football To Wear Throwback Uniforms Against Washington Saturday Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Per a Tuesday announcement from the BYU athletics department, the school’s football team will wear throwback uniforms against No. 21 Washington Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium.The Cougars are doing this to honor college football’s 150th anniversary.Fans attending Saturday’s game are encouraged to wear white shirts for a “whiteout” at the stadium.This means the Cougars will wear “history-inspired” retro white and royal uniforms, including a special throwback helmet design featuring the original block “Y” worn by the football team.The helmet will also only feature a single royal blue center stripe and gray face mask comparable to those used by the Cougars in the 1950’s and 1960’s.The jerseys will be white with blue numerals and royal trim, as well as royal pants. The Cougars will also don blue double-striped white socks worn during the 1970’s.Additionally, the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium will feature a retro scheme with painted end zones featuring a diamond-shaped pattern used in the 1960’s along with a midfield logo of the special throwback helmet the Cougars will wear for this game.Cougars greats of the past will be honored, including 1990 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Ty Detmer, and Outland Trophy winners Mo Elewonibi (1989) and Jason Buck (1986) as well as former star safety Derwin Gray (1989-1992). Tags: BYU Football Throwback Uniforms/Derwin Gray/Jason Buck/LaVell Edwards Stadium/Mo Elewonibi/Ty Detmer/Washington Written bylast_img read more