9 May

Oceanographic Controls on the Variability of Ice-Shelf Basal Melting and Circulation of Glacial Meltwater in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica

first_imgIce shelves in the Amundsen Sea Embayment have thinned, accelerating the seaward flow of ice sheets upstream over recent decades. This imbalance is caused by an increase in the ocean-driven melting of the ice shelves. Observations and models show that the ocean heat content reaching the ice shelves is sensitive to the depth of thermocline, which separates the cool, fresh surface waters from warm, salty waters. Yet the processes controlling the variability of thermocline depth remain poorly constrained. Here we quantify the oceanic conditions and ocean-driven melting of Cosgrove, Pine Island Glacier (PIG), Thwaites, Crosson, and Dotson ice shelves in the Amundsen Sea Embayment from 1991 to 2014 using a general circulation model. Ice-shelf melting is coupled to variability in the wind field and the sea-ice motions over the continental shelf break and associated onshore advection of warm waters in deep troughs. The layer of warm, salty waters at the calving front of PIG and Thwaites is thicker in austral spring (June–October) than in austral summer (December–March), whereas the seasonal cycle at the calving front of Dotson is reversed. Furthermore, the ocean-driven melting in PIG is enhanced by an asymmetric response to changes in ocean heat transport anomalies at the continental shelf break: melting responds more rapidly to increases in ocean heat transport than to decreases. This asymmetry is caused by the inland deepening of bathymetry and the glacial meltwater circulation around the ice shelf.last_img read more

4 May

Russia: Navy Deploys Antipiracy Task Units

first_img View post tag: Deploys November 12, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Russia: Navy Deploys Antipiracy Task Units View post tag: Task Russian Navy command deploys two task units of Pacific Fleet (PF) and Black Sea Fleet (BSF) in order to accomplish combat…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, November 12, 2012center_img Share this article View post tag: units Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Navy Deploys Antipiracy Task Units View post tag: Antipiracy View post tag: Navylast_img read more

28 Aug

WATCH PHOTOS: Skipper Asamoah Gyan storms Accra Academy

first_imgBlack Stars skipper Asamoah Gyan received a rapturous reception on his return to his alma mata;Accra Academy where he pledged to finance the construction of an artificial football pitch to replace their grass-less surface.Gyan who last visited his Alma Mata in 2006 was in the company of his manager Samuel Anim Addo who incidentally is also an old student of Accra Academy.Gyan in a group picture with the school’s staff The grassless pitch which will be transformed by GyanGyan ushered onto the grassless pitch Gyan being introduced to the school’s staffAsamoah Gyan recieved a rapturous reception on his entry to Accra Academylast_img read more

14 Aug

NBA trade rumors: Magic expressing interest in Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan

first_imgWill DeMar DeRozan finish out the season in San Antonio?The Spurs shooting guard could be moved ahead of the 2020 trade deadline, according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, who reports that executives around the league would not be surprised if the Spurs make a DeRozan deal. Despite the fact that he has performed ably since arriving in Texas from Canada, DeRozan might not be in town for that much longer. He could even be traded ahead of the deadline. DeRozan can become a free agent in 2020 by declining his $27.7 million player option; he was far apart from the team on extension talks before the season, according to The Athletic’s Sam Amick. The Spurs could always deal him sooner rather than let him walk for nothing.TRADE RUMORS: Heat might be stuck with Dion WaitersIn terms of possible suitors, the Magic are searching for “scoring help” and interested in trading for DeRozan, per O’Connor. While it seems odd at first glance, a Magic-Spurs deal could be beneficial for both sides.Despite having a top-five defensive rating (101.1), Orlando finds itself in the bottom three of the Eastern Conference standings because of an absolutely disgusting offense. The Magic own the second-worst offensive rating in the league (99.8), only slightly ahead of the Knicks (99.3), and the worst effective field goal (46.8) and true shooting (50.6) percentages in the NBA.DeRozan has his limitations, but he is capable of getting buckets. He is averaging 19.4 points per game while shooting 49.3 percent from the field through 10 games with the Spurs. He is the definition of a guy who raises a team’s floor without boosting its ceiling — and that might be good enough for a Magic team hoping to return to the playoffs. As for the Spurs, they have a bit of a logjam in the backcourt. Coach Gregg Popovich is tasked with dividing minutes among veterans like DeRozan, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli as well as rising guards like Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Derrick White and Lonnie Walker. Trading DeRozan would give those younger players more opportunities to shine and allow San Antonio to fill out a frontcourt lacking depth.The big issue here: What are the Magic willing to give up? As O’Connor notes, DeRozan could enter free agency next summer if he declines his player option. That means Orlando would be giving up assets for potentially half a season of DeRozan. A talented forward like Aaron Gordon or Jonathan Isaac should be off-limits, but that might be the only type of player the Spurs find interesting.The Spurs haven’t placed DeRozan firmly on the trade block just yet. Still, it’s worth monitoring the guard rotation in San Antonio as the season progresses.last_img read more

13 Aug

Mourinho wants Pogba to stay at Man Utd

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho says he wants Paul Pogba to stay at Manchester United as fresh reports linked the midfielder with a move away from Old Trafford, this time to French giants Paris Saint-Germain.The Frenchman, 25, has endured a difficult season at Old Trafford, with Mourinho leaving him out of the starting line-up for both legs of the Champions League last-16 defeat by Sevilla.Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said last month that Pogba had been offered to the club by agent Mino Raiola during the January transfer window and it has been reported in recent days that PSG have also been asked if they want the midfielder.Mourinho said last week that there was “no chance” of goalkeeper David de Gea, voted the club’s player of the year, leaving after he was linked with a move to Real Madrid.Yet the manager was far more equivocal when asked about Pogba, despite saying he wanted the midfielder to stay.“I think he’s going to be here next season,” Mourinho told the press ahead of Thursday’s Premier League match at West Ham. “That’s my feeling.”Pogba joined United’s youth academy from Le Havre in 2009, then left for Juventus in 2012 after getting limited first-team opportunities at Old Trafford.He returned in 2016 for a club-record fee of £89 million ($121 million), and helped United win the League Cup and the Europa League in his first season but has since suffered injury problems and reportedly had a falling out with Mourinho.The United manager, asked to guarantee that Pogba would not leave, made clear that he wanted the player to stay, but was cautious beyond about his long-term future. “I can give the guarantee that I don’t want him to leave, that the club doesn’t want to sell him and I can give you the guarantee that we don’t have any approach from him or his agent or from any club,” he said. “In this moment for me, he’s staying, yes.”– Mentality –Mourinho has questioned the mentality of some members of his squad, saying that something “doesn’t smell right” about the way they have lost to all three promoted teams this season.Last Friday’s 1-0 defeat at Brighton followed a loss by the same score at Newcastle in February, and came after they were beaten 2-1 at Huddersfield in October.United are set to finish second in the Premier League, having beaten every other team in this season’s top six — but that has left the manager questioning their consistency.“When you lose against the small teams and you win against the big teams it’s not right,” he said. “But when you lose against the big teams and you win against the small teams, that is also not right.“I think it’s normal that during the season, you have your low moments but in a balanced way.”Mourinho has no plans for a major overhaul of his squad, arguing he does not have the finances to buy players at will, which could be interpreted as a criticism of Manchester City.The United manager did not refer to City directly, but did discuss the advantages of a “perfect squad” where a manager can buy one goalkeeper, then drop him and buy another, as Guardiola has done with Claudio Bravo and Ederson.“In my squad, I have some players where I would like to have better than what I have,” he said. “That’s basic.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

13 Aug

Cheptegei off to Monaco, COVID-19 knocks out Kenyan ace

first_img20:42 400m Hurdles Men 20:50 100m Women 21:39 1000m Women 21:13 5000m Men Share on: WhatsApp 20:05 High Jump Women 20:57 1500m Men 21:32 200m Men 20:19 5000m Women Monaco is turning out to be a favourite for Cheptegei who just early this year broke the 5km road world record. He will go for the 5k track record in Friday night’s race.center_img 20:03 110m Hurdles Men 20:12  800m Men 21:07 400m Women 21:47 3000m Steeplechase Men 14 August 2020 MONACO DL 20:17 Triple Jump Women Janet Museveni hands Cheptegei the flag today. PHOTO PPUKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Steeplechase king Conseslus Kipruto from Kenya will miss the Monaco Diamond League event that will mark the resumption of of world athletics after testing positive for COVID-19.“Unfortunately my covid-19 test, as part of the Monaco-protocol, came back positive and therefore I can’t be part of the Monaco Diamond League on August 14th. I don’t have any symptoms and I was actually in great shape,” said Kipruto.Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei, one of several African runners aiming to mark the restart of athletics action with attempts at world records, tested negative hours before boarding a Uganda Airlines chartered flight to Nairobi Saturday, then another to Monaco ahead of the August 14 event. The race organisers of the Monaco event chartered the flights for the 10 Kenyan and 4 Ugandan athletes.Cheptegei, together fellow world champion Halima Nakayi, Winnie Nannyondo and Samuel Kisa were flagged of by First Lady and Sports Minister Janet Museveni Saturday.“Please take care to protect yourselves from COVID-19, remember that self discipline is a big factor in the fight against this virus. God be with you,” said Janet Museveni as she handed the atheletes the national flag. 19:40 Pole Vault Menlast_img read more

4 Aug

Rancic Comes to Red Bank

first_imgBy Tom PaolellaEditor’ Note: The Two River Times™ is a 2012 sponsor of “Paint the Town Pink,” an initiative presented by Riverview Medical Center to encourage annual mammography. Each week through May 12, the TRT™ will feature stories and blogs provided by Riverview Medical Center to encourage women 40 and older to have their annual mammograms.As many of you are aware, the theme of this year’s Paint the Town Pink is “Men in Pink.” For 2012, the Pink communities have gotten to know several of the men who have supported Paint the Town Pink over the years such as Mark Arnone, the man behind the “Pink line” and Bob McKay, the man behind the “Pink lens.”Breast cancer is traditionally thought of as a “woman’s issue” – and, by and large, it is. Yet that doesn’t mean a breast cancer diagnosis only affects women. In reality, the disease also impacts men, whether it’s their spouse, sibling, relative, or friend who’s battling it. As supporters of Paint the Town Pink who promote the importance of annual mammography, thousands of men over the past five years have made it their mission to get the word out about annual mammography and help others support the women in their lives.Bill Rancic, author, entrepreneur and husband, will share his story of career, family and his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis.A new supporter of Paint the Town Pink for this year is Bill Rancic. You may remember him as the first winner on television’s “The Apprentice,” or maybe you have come to love him as one half of the Giuliana and Bill duo on the Style Network. Whichever the case, you won’t want to miss a Paint the Town Pink exclusive coming up in just a few short days. Meridian Cancer Care in conjunction with Paint the Town Pink is excited to host a special event titled “An Unplanned Plan: An Evening with Bill Rancic.”This will be an evening to remember at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the Count Basie Theatre in “Pink Bank” for an evening with Bill, author, entrepreneur, and husband. Bill will candidly share his story of his marriage and family, his career, and his wife’s recent breast cancer diagnosis, and all the unplanned things in life that happen when you are busy making other plans.There are still tickets for sale through the Count Basie Theatre Box Office. General admission tickets are only $39. Also don’t miss the special VIP premium tickets for $100, which includes premium seating at the event, a meet and greet cocktail reception with Bill Rancic immediately following the event, and a special Paint the Town Pink gift bag. Order your tickets online at www.CountBasie Theatre.org or by phone at 732-842-9000.Paint the Town Pink 2012 runs from May 4-12. For more information about Paint the Town Pink visit the website at www.PainttheTownPink.com and be sure to follow Paint the Town Pink on Facebook to see highlights of this year’s campaign and for a complete list of events and activities.last_img read more

3 Aug

Saints take to road looking for points against UVIC

first_img“They play with a lot of pride and now with a couple weeks off they’re going to be healthy and ready to go. These are going to be much tough games than a quick look at the standings would indicate.”The Saints will look to build off momentum gained in a lopsided 9-5 victory over the previously-unbeaten Clan when they take on a UVic squad that is still searching for their first win of the 2013/14 season. The Vikes currently sit in sixth place in the BCIHL standings with a 0-10 record. They’ve been coming closer and closer to breaking into the win column, however, as their most recent outings were a pair of one-goal losses on the road to TRU and SFU. Selkirk has had its fair share of success against the Vikes, including eight straight victories dating back to the team’s 2012/13 season opener. But only two of those wins have come in the uncomfortable confines of the Ian Stewart Complex, which houses the BCIHL’s smallest ice surface. “There isn’t a lot of time or space to make plays in their rink, so if you go into those games without a sense of urgency you’re not going to get a good result,” says Dubois.”Last season we put up some strong numbers on the road, but both games at UVic were one-goal margins and one of those was in overtime.” The Vikes’ primary trouble to date has been in the goal scoring department, as the squad has scored just 13 times in 10 games.But their roster does include a number of experienced BCIHL veterans, including 2012/13 league goals leader Shawn Mueller and a handful of proven point-per-game forwards in Eli Wiebe, Adam Klein and Evan Warner. Selkirk, meanwhile, has been hitting the back of the net with regularity in recent weeks, as the Saints lead all BCIHL teams with 59 goals.Cody Fidgett is coming off a five-point outing on Saturday against SFU and sits second in league scoring with 20 points, while linemate Logan Proulx sits just one point back and leads all BCIHL skaters in assists with 14.Not far behind are Connor McLaughlin, with 18 points, as well as Thomas Hardy (15), Jackson Garrett (14) and Darnell Dyck (13). Following this weekend in Victoria, the Saints will return home for their final game of 2013 against Eastern Washington University on Friday, November 29th. On the heels of a huge home ice win over Simon Fraser University on Saturday night, the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program will travel to Vancouver Island this weekend for a pair of B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League games against the University of Victoria at the Ian Stewart Complex.Both games are being streamed on live FastHockey.com. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m.”UVic is an honest, hard-working team that’s had some struggles early in the season, but their record to date isn’t a proper reflection of their talent level or competitiveness,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.last_img read more

3 Aug

Rinks eager to begin play at Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship

first_img Visit http://playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=600 under the Curl BC tab to view past scores and to follow the championship event. Also fighting for another B.C. title is Dean Joanisse, past champion 2001 and 2007 B.C. champion, and his Royal City rink of third Paul Cseke, second Jay Wakefield and lead John Cullen. Also competing at the event is Team Wenzek, with three of the players from Team Tardi, who recently returned from the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships with bronze medals.The team of Daniel Wenzek, Jordan Tardi and Nicholas Meister will be competing with a spare because Tyler Tardi is curling in the Youth Olympic Games in Norway. The other teams to qualify include Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, Team Ducharme, from Creston Curling Club, Team Richard, from Kelowna Curling Club, Team Longworth, from Vernon Curling Club, Team Craig, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Dangerfield, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Johnson, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Martyn, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Schneider, from Vancouver Curling Club, Team Geall, from Royal City Curling Club, Team Jackson, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team House, from Richmond Curling Club and Team Montgomery from Victoria Curling Centre. The semi finals and finals of this year’s championship will be televised on Sportsnet. The semi finals will be televised at 11 a.m. on Sportsnet Pacific and the finals will be televised at 4 p.m. on Sportsnet 360. The team that will represent British Columbia at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier has started their journey – but first they will have to knock out the competition at the provincial championship.Sixteen teams are looking to lock up the B.C. title at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship, which gets underway Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Nelson Curling Club.Tuesday, all 16 rinks took to the Nelson ice for practice sessions, all looking to be BC’s rep at the Tim Hortons Brier in Ottawa (March 5-13). Among the competitors is five-time B.C. champion and 2013 Roar of the Rings Olympic Trials silver medalist Jim Cotter and his Vernon/Kelowna rink of third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky.center_img For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit http://cdimens2016.curlbc.ca/.last_img read more

22 Dec

Chelsea should let Hudson Odoi go: Top notes from Euro wootie weekend

first_img Tags: Allan SsekamateTop Conclusions Hudson Odoi handed in a transfer request last week to try and force a move away from Chelsea (Agency Photo)1- Dembele topping Coutinho:When FC Barcelona splashed €142m on Phillipe Coutinho and another €102m to sign Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund, the unanimous view was that Blagruana had made panic buys to atone for the loss of Neymar.Eighteen months down the road, it is Dembele, who was considered a bigger risk, that is delivering according to expectations.The Frenchman is the club’s third top scorer behind Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez whereas Coutinho has more or less Gone Away Without Leave (AWOL). Those who watched Barcelona hit Leganes 3-1 can attest to the fact Dembele was unplayable for 64 minutes.2- Chelsea should let Hudson Odoi go:Now that Chelsea’s 18-year-old winger Hudson Odoi has handed in a transfer request, it’s time for the club to get maximum value from Bayern Munich.The boy has clearly been turned by progress being made by England Under 18 team mates Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson who are doing wonders at Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim respectively.However, a clause ought to be inserted into the contract guaranteeing Chelsea further payments should he ever win the Ballon D’Or.3- Gap between EPL and Championship narrowing:You’ve heard or seen the staggering attention to detail Championship leaders Leeds United’s coach Marcelo Biesla puts into preparation for games.His prototype is being replicated across the division and it showed in FA Cup weekend.In Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, the visitors had a better defensive structure than half of Premier League teams. The same applied to Millwall who upstaged a strong Everton line up, and before that in Derby County’s ejection of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United from the Carabao Cup.4-Nicolas Pepe belongs to elite clubs:Ivorian revelation Nicholas Pepe’s sensational season with French outfit Lille Metropole reached dizzying heights when he masterminded his team’s 2-1 victory over Olympique Marseille at Stade Velodrome.Pepe has already plundered 15 Ligue One goals and created many more. His goal involvement, plus overall contribution as Lille have metamorphosed from relegation fodder to Champions League contenders warrants a close look from top European scouts.5- Gian Piero Gasperini deserves plaudits:Atlanta Bergamo may be outside of teams gunning for Champions League qualification but they remain one of Serie A’s most watchable sides along with Napoli and Juventus.On Sunday they once again proved their attacking mettle in a pulsating 3-3 draw with AS Roma.Gian Piero Gasperini’s stylists remain the division’s top scoring side thanks to their fearless, no holds barred, outscore the opponent approach.Given a reasonable transfer kitty, Gasperini is the kind of coach who can transform teams like Everton or Leicester City into Champions League contenders.Comments last_img read more