Worried about the State Pension? Here are 3 easy ways to build retirement income

first_img Image source: Getty Images. If you’re approaching retirement age and you have a low amount of savings (or perhaps even none at all), the thought of living off the State Pension in retirement probably worries you.Currently, the State Pension payout is just £168.60 per week – assuming you qualify for the full payout, which many people don’t – which equates to less than £9,000 per year. That’s not enough even for a basic lifestyle these days. According to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), individuals retiring today need at least £10,200 per year to be able to live a ‘minimum’ lifestyle.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If you plan ahead though, and start building up passive income streams while you still have time, you could put your State Pension concerns to rest. With that in mind, here’s a look at three easy ways to build up extra income for retirement.Funds that pay dividendsOne of the easiest ways to build up income for retirement is to invest in a fund that pays dividends. You can find these kinds of funds on investment platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown, AJ Bell, and Interactive Investor.There are a number of advantages to investing in funds for income. First, it’s less stressful than picking income stocks yourself as an investment manager does this for you. Second, it’s generally a lower risk strategy than buying individual stocks, because funds tend to be well diversified. Third, you can get started with a very small amount of money. For example, through Hargreaves Lansdown, you can start investing in funds with just £100.Overall, funds can be a very effective way of generating extra income for retirement.Investment trusts that pay income Investment trusts that pay dividends are another option to consider if your goal is to build retirement income. Investment trusts are similar to funds, however, they are traded on the stock exchange like regular stocks.Like funds, investment trusts take a lot of the stress out of investing. They also provide diversification. However, an added advantage is that many have low ongoing charges, which can make them more cost-effective in the long run.On the downside, you do have to pay trading commissions when you buy an investment trust. So they may not be ideal if you’re only looking to invest a few hundred pounds here and there.Income stocksFinally, investing in individual dividend-paying companies is another strategy that could be worth considering. The advantage of this approach is that you have more flexibility in terms of your investments.For example, if you want to capitalise on Royal Dutch Shell’s big dividend yield (currently about 7%) you can buy Shell shares. Similarly, if you like the look of Aviva’s colossal dividend yield (around 8% currently) you can pick up some Aviva shares.Of course, with this approach, there’s a higher level of company-specific risk. So you’ll want to diversify your money over many different companies in order to lower your overall investment risk. You’ll also have to factor in trading commissions.I wouldn’t let these issues put you off though. Given the attractive dividend yields on offer from many FTSE 100 companies right now, this approach to retirement income generation can be very rewarding. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Worried about the State Pension? 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 8th February, 2020 Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown, Royal Dutch Shell and Aviva. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

World Rugby announces solution to Japan 2019 World Cup stadium crisis

first_img Yokohama Stadium “We are also confident that the selection of the Tokyo Stadium for the opening match and the final in the International Stadium Yokohama will provide a spectacular backdrop for the tournament across Japan, throughout Asia and around the world,” the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee CEO, Akira Shimazu, said.>>> World Cup 2015: South Africa 32-34 Japan TAGS: Japan While their rugby team is still basking in the glory of upsetting South Africa last weekend, the organisers of the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup have been going through something of a stadium crisis.World Rugby said this week that the 70,000-seat Yokohama Stadium, in Tokyo, will host the final of the competition after it was announced that a showpiece 80,000-seat national stadium would not be ready in time for the tournament.The stadium is supposed to be the centrepiece of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games plans, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently scrapped the plans due to escalating costs.The opening ceremony and first match will now be hosted at the 48,000-seat Tokyo Stadium, home of Tokyo FC, as World Rugby approved a roadmap of Japan’s revised plans. World Rugby chairman, Bernard Lapasset, said in a statement: “These are exciting, unprecedented times for Japan Rugby and this revised roadmap reinforces and reflects the shared vision and mission to deliver a Rugby World Cup that will be great for Japan, great for Asia and great for Rugby.“We would like to thank our partners in Japan for their committed response to the stadium issue and all of the work they have undertaken, and in particular the Prime Minister of Japan and his government, Japan Sports Council and the Governor of Tokyo and Mayor of Yokohama for their full support.” After it was revealed that the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium would not be ready in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Japan announces Yokohama Stadium will host the final LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

The Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2

first_img Any reason why you can’t do one of these for the Mayoral candidates? I believe that it is a great idea for the townhalls and the “debate” for them was packed and did not allow questions from the public. The week after the first? Apopka City Hall February 27, 2018 at 5:49 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 4 COMMENTS February 26, 2018 at 6:20 pm Looking forward to this debate Nolan will not get the party line rubber stamp. That she received on the radio last night. If her leadership on the task force was so instrumental why did it fail? And the 6th generation privilege of her being in Apopka. Has not translate into helping in one is South Apopka especially from 10th Street to Hawthorn.Do your research and see how her values line up with #45.Just my opinion as a tax payer. Is the townhall meeting the same event both days (Wed and Thurs)? Or are they separate events/guests? Reply The Apopka Voice Townhall Dates: Wednesday, February 28th for Seat #1, and Thursday, March 1st for Seat #2.Location: Highland Manor 604 East Main Street in ApopkaTime: From 6-8 PM both nights. Maria Martinez UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Joseph Please enter your name here William Gusler  But unlike most debates or townhalls, this event will attempt to re-create the experience of being on the Apopka City Council. The agenda items (topics) and specifics (questions) will be sent to the eight candidates a week in advance so that they can prepare to answer questions delivered to them. This style of Townhall is intended to better simulate the experience of being an Apopka City Commissioner. There will also be longer answers, allowing candidates to reply to questions in a more conversational style, similar to how the City Council operates during a discussion. Three specific topics will be discussed with only a few questions per topic. The discussion will stay on that topic until a comprehensive understanding of the four candidate’s viewpoints/opinions/thoughts is known. The purpose of this format is not to measure how quickly a candidate thinks on their feet, but rather to measure their approach to solving critical issues for Apopka, and to fully understand their opinions and ideologies on the subject.In the last 30 minutes, a more traditional townhall style debate will close the event with the candidates answering questions posed by the audience. Seating is limited to first-come-first-served. February 26, 2018 at 8:36 pm Reggie Connell LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply There are only 15 days until Apopka’s Election Day, which means it’s time to meet your candidates for City Commission. And what better way to get to know them than at a townhall? On Wednesday, February 28th, and Thursday, March 1st The Apopka Voice will host two City Commission Townhall at the Highland Manor from 6-8 PM. It’s the first Townhall in the news site’s history, and the first time all four candidates from Seat #1 and Seat #2 will meet together at the same event. Reply TAGSThe Apopka Voice Townhall Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext article12 texting tricks you didn’t know the iPhone could do Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR February 26, 2018 at 11:15 pm They are separate events. Seat #1 is Wednesday and Seat #2 is Thursday. Both events are at the Highland Manor from 6-8 PM. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img read more

Farmers and Business Leaders Share Concerns

first_img Farmers and Business Leaders Share Concerns In her remarks, Ellspermann stressed the need for more post-secondary education for Hoosiers. She said, currently, only 34% of Hoosier high school graduates have some kind of post-graduation education. She predicted that, in 10 years, 65% of all jobs in the state would require some form of advanced training. By Gary Truitt – Mar 3, 2015 She said it is important that local business leaders see agriculture for what it is: a major economic driver in many Hoosier communities, “It is easy for those who don’t grow up close to agriculture to undervalue its impact as an industry.” She added state leaders understand how agriculture drives the state’s economy and provides many of the inputs for many sectors of the Hoosier economy. Yet, this message sometimes is lost at the local level. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Bob BishopBob Bishop, Kosciusko County Farm Bureau president, one of the key sponsors of the event, told HAT that bringing farmers and local business leaders together at a meeting like this helps foster better communication and a better understanding of the challenges both share, “The dialogue that occurred today was around our common issues like labor.” Mindy Truex, with Creighton Brothers Farms, said finding and maintaining good local employees is one of their biggest problems. She said finding enough employees actually limits their expansion. With a county unemployment rate hovering around 4%,  workforce development is a critical issue for businesses and farmers.center_img Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmers and Business Leaders Share Concerns Sue EllspermannLocal ag breakfast meetings are common this time of year, but on Tuesday in Kosciusko County, a different kind of ag breakfast was held. This was not a breakfast to celebrate agriculture but to build better relationships between the agricultural community and the local business community.  The keynote speaker, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, said farmers and local business leaders have a lot in common, “Issues like broadband, regulations, transportation, and workforce development are all issues both groups wrestle with.” Facebook Twitter Organized by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, the Ag/Business Breakfast replaced the traditional Ag Day breakfast that had been held for many years.  The meeting was structured to promote connections between farm and business people and to foster a conversation about the local issues that impact both groups. Foundation Executive Director Suzanne Light said they hope to make the meeting an annual event. Farmers and Business Leaders Share Concerns Previous articleCheckoff Unveils Veal Marketing WebsiteNext articleIndiana Pork Awarded Grant for  Biomass Digester Project Gary Truittlast_img read more

Woman editor gets a year in prison for article about ethnic discrimination

first_imgNews RwandaAfrica Organisation April 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Woman editor gets a year in prison for article about ethnic discrimination RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more RwandaAfrica News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information April 6, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned the one-year prison sentence imposed by a Kigali court on 20 April on Agnès Nkusi Uwimana, the editor of the fortnightly Umurabyo, after she pleaded guilty to charges of “creating divisions,” “sectarianism” and “defamation.”Uwimana had been held since 12 January for writing a column headlined “You have problems if you kill a Tutsi, but you go free if you kill a Hutu.” She recognised in court “the gravity of my writings” and promised to “publish a correction.”Her lawyer said she recognised that her article could have up upset some people and she asked them to forgive her. He said she also requested “the clemency of the Rwandan courts” and “a reduction of penalties to be imposed on her.”The judge said he would take account of Uwimana’s confession and halve the penalty. As well as a year in prison, he sentenced her to pay a fine of 400,000 Rwandan francs (560 euros) and damages of 2.8 million Rwandan francs (3.900 euros).The prosecutor initially requested a prison sentence of five years, six months and eight days. Uwimana and her lawyer have not yet decided whether they will appeal.———–19.01.2007 – Judge orders 30 days of pretrial custody for newspaper editorReporters Without Borders today condemned a Kigali judge’s decision on 19 January to place Agnès Uwimana Nkusi, the editor of the privately-owned fortnightly Umurabyo, in custody for 30 days while she awaits trial on charges of “promoting divisions,” sectarianism and libel.“Given that the charges are so political and vague, the court issued an unfair decision and rode roughshod over the principle of a presumption of innocence,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Even if Nkusi acknowledged that her article may have had a negative impact and offered to publish a correction, the judge has sided with the authorities and supported their evident desire to eliminate one of Rwanda’s very few independent newspapers. If this case is to be handled fairly, Nkusi must be freed.”The 30-day detention order was issued by the judge of the Nyarugenge local court in Kigali at the state prosecutor’s request on the grounds that Nkusi represented a threat to the country’s security. The court thereby gave prosecutors more time to prepare the case against her, which was prompted by an article in issue No. 10 of Umurabyo and a letter published in issue No. 11.Nkusi recognised during the 19 January hearing that the column she wrote headlined “You have problems if you kill a Tutsi, but you go free if you kill a Hutu” could have had “a bad impact” and she undertook to write another column correcting the position she took. As regards the letter addressed to Rwanda’s independent journalists that was published in issue No. 11, she explained that it was sent to several news media but only hers chose to publish it.——————————-15.01.2007 – Newspaper editor arrested for criticising press freedom violationsReporters Without Borders today called for the release of Agnès Uwimana Nkusi, the editor of the privately-owned bimonthly Umurabyo, who has been held at the Muhima district police station in Kigali since 12 January for publishing an open letter condemning press freedom violations.“The government cannot dispute claims that it does not tolerate criticism and at the same time systematically target the independent press with all the tools placed at its disposal by draconian legislation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In a democracy, it is not the job of the police to regulate the media. This should be done by independent bodies that everyone respects.”Arrested by police on the orders of the Nyarugenge prosecutor’s office on charges of “sectarianism” and “discrimination,” Nkusi was interrogated by the deputy prosecutor about an open letter to independent journalists on the subject of press freedom violations, which she published in issue No. 11 of Umurabyo. The police said the authorities intended to arrest her sources and bring the same charges against them. Nkusi is due to appear tomorrow before a judge, who will decide whether she remains in detention.Umurabyo is one of the very few Kigali-based publications that criticise the government. There was already controversy over an article in the preceding issue headlined: “You have problems if you kill a Tutsi, but you go free if you kill a Hutu.” The High Council of the Press, a regulatory body controlled by the government, ruled that Umurabyo should be suspended for three months because of the article. To take effect, the decision needed to be confirmed by the information ministry. This was still pending when Nkusi was arrested. News to go further Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Follow the news on Rwanda Reports BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist February 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist in critical condition after attacker cuts his throat

first_img September 12, 2018 Find out more June 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist in critical condition after attacker cuts his throat Well-known freelance journalist and blogger Ismail “Hilath” Rasheed was stabbed in the neck near his Malé home today and was rushed in a critical condition to the city’s ADK hospital where he underwent an operation and was then placed in an intensive care unit.“This knife attack has all the hallmarks of a targeted murder attempt,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Rasheed has made many enemies through his outspoken blogging. The authorities in charge of the investigation should not rule out the possibility that this was linked to his journalistic activity. He is a well-known journalist who has repeatedly been censored, arrested and threatened.“The police must, as a matter of urgency, put a stop to the harassment of Rasheed and take the issue of his safety seriously. Any lack of response on their part will constitute a criminal failure to assist a person in danger.”Malé police sub-inspector Hassan Haneef confirmed that Rasheed was taken to ADK hospital after being stabbed at around 8:15 p.m. today. He added that the police were checking security camera footage to see whether they could identify the assailant from it.MinivanNews quoted a hospital source as saying Rasheed’s assailant “slit his throat clean through the trachea” and that Rasheed survived only because a vital artery was missed “by millimetres.”Rasheed’s blog, www.hilath.com, was blocked by the Communications Authority of the Maldives on the order of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs on 19 November 2011 on the grounds that it contained “anti-Islamic” material. A former editor of the newspaper Haveeru, Rasheed practices Sufi Islam.He was hospitalized with a fractured skull on 10 December 2011 after taking part in a peaceful demonstration in support of religious tolerance that was stoned a group of men. The police then arrested him for taking part in the demonstration and held him until 9 January.If it is confirmed that today’s attack was prompted by his journalism and blogging, Rasheed would be the first journalist to have been the target of a murder attempt in Maldives, which is ranked 73rd out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News News MaldivesAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation to go further April 23, 2018 Find out more Receive email alertscenter_img Help by sharing this information RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates News News Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist MaldivesAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Maldives RSF_en RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murdererslast_img read more

Jacobs Honored with Three National Excellence Awards by American Council of Engineering Companies

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Community News Company News Briefs Jacobs Honored with Three National Excellence Awards by American Council of Engineering Companies From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | 11:34 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it was honored with three awards at the 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards Gala.ACEC’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognize preeminent engineering achievements from throughout the world, using criteria such as uniqueness and originality, complexity, and technical, economic and social value.Jacobs received Honor Awards for its work on two projects: The Chicago Department of Aviation’s Runway 10C-28C and Associated Taxiways project at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill; and Texas A&M University’s superior-efficiency power plant upgrade at its campus in College Station, Texas. Jacobs also won a National Recognition award for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction Project in Hennepin County, Minn.For the project at O’Hare International Airport, Jacobs was part of a joint venture team that included AECOM, Milhouse Engineering & Construction, and Delta Engineering Group. With a total project budget of $1.3 billion, the design of new Runway 10C-28C included paving, lighting, marking, grading, drainage, service roads, airfield utilities, cargo tunnel, two cargo aprons, and navigational aids as well as project phasing and coordination with other enabling and ancillary projects. Delivered ahead of schedule and on budget, the project provided O’Hare with a parallel runway system that increases capacity and efficiency, representing a nearly $4 billion economic impact.At Texas A&M University, Jacobs provided full-service design of the campus’ cogeneration plant, including combined heat and power (CHP) and electrical system design, construction administration, and commissioning. The new system requires one-third less fuel than a typical off-campus power plant with similar output and significantly reduces air polluting emissions. It generates up to 43.5 megawatts of electricity and serves the district energy system by supplying steam and chilled water for space cooling, heating, and hot water for the 5,200-acre campus. During the first month of the system’s operation, Texas A&M’s energy savings exceeded $1 million. The superior-efficiency power plant is part of the university’s initiative to reduce its CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tons over 30 years. The plant was the recipient of a 2013 ENERGY STAR® CHP Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.The Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction Project in Hennepin County, Minnesota included a new interchange, freeway and local road system to replace one of the most congested interchanges in the region. The project demanded a complex design involving 12 new or widened bridges, six roundabouts, 11,000 feet of retaining wall, and seven noise walls. Together with design partner TKDA, Jacobs used performance-based design and design-build contracting to deliver the project nearly $40M under original estimates and on schedule, all while maintaining traffic flow. The project was also selected for the ACEC Minnesota Chapter’s Grand Conceptor Award, the chapter’s highest honor.Jacobs Executive Vice President Phil Stassi stated, “It is very rewarding to be recognized by our peers at ACEC. We are pleased to have partnered with excellent team members and clients on these projects; which demonstrate some of our innovative delivery and design techniques and are the result of our relentless focus on safety, quality, value, and helping our clients achieve their goals.”Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

States holding key vaccine discussions in closed meetings

first_img Twitter Facebook Twitter Pinterest FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2020, file photo, a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is drawn into a syringe at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. As the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign accelerates, governors, public health directors and committees advising them are holding key discussions behind closed doors, including debates about who should be eligible for the shots and how to best distribute them. Local NewsStateUS News WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook States holding key vaccine discussions in closed meetings By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 TAGS  Previous articleDay says Ohio St will have ‘somewhat normal’ spring practiceNext articleTennis player Yastremska’s latest doping case appeal denied Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Buncrana to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ By News Highland – August 23, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter The Buncrana Community Combatting Suicide group has announced details of its involvement in World Suicide Prevention day next month saying it will allow the community to come together to remember those they have lost.On September the 10th hundreds of chinese flying lanterns will be released to remember loved ones who have died through suicide  – with people in Donegal encouraged to take part.BCCS Chairman Breda Friel says that as well as raising much needed funds, the event also allows people to come together and share their loss:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/sueam.mp3[/podcast]center_img Facebook Pinterest Buncrana to mark World Suicide Prevention Day Pinterest Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report News Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleRape victim support group calls on judges to issue more supervision ordersNext articlePresidential candidate says money can be saved on campaign News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

On the effects of anisotropic rheology on ice flow, internal structure, and the age-depth relationship at ice divides

first_imgWe use numerical modeling with a full-system Stokes solver to elucidate the effects of nonlinear rheology and strain-induced anisotropy on ice flow at ice divides. We find that anisotropic rheology profoundly affects the shape of both isochrone layering and surface topography. Anisotropic effects cause the formation of a downward curving fold, i.e., a syncline, in isochrones in the lower central area beneath the ice divide. When the resulting syncline is superimposed on the well-known Raymond anticline, a double-peaked Raymond bump is formed. Furthermore, to each side of the Raymond bump, flanking synclines are formed. In addition, anisotropic effects are found to give rise to a subtle concavity in the surface profile to both sides of the summit. The lower center syncline, the flanking synclines, and the near-summit surface concavity have all previously been observed in nature, but hitherto no explanation for the genesis of these features has been given. We compare modeling results with radiograms collected from Fuchs Ice Piedmont and Kealey Ice Rise, Antarctica. Good overall agreement is found. In particular, we are able to reproduce all observed qualitative features of surface geometry and internal layering by including, and only by including, the effects of induced nonlinear rheological anisotropy on flow. Rheological anisotropy has the potential to profoundly affect the age distribution with depth, and caution must be exercised when estimating age of ice from ice cores with an isotropic model. The occurrence of linear features parallel to the ridge of ice divides, often seen in satellite imagery, is indicative of long-term stability rather than signs of ongoing ice divide migration as previously suggested. Such ice divides are ideal locations for extracting ice cores.last_img read more