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Inland Thinning of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica

Inland Thinning of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica

first_imgThe Pine Island Glacier (PIG) transports 69 cubic kilometers of ice each year from ∼10% of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). It is possible that a retreat of the PIG may accelerate ice discharge from the WAIS interior. Satellite altimetry and interferometry show that the grounded PIG thinned by up to 1.6 meters per year between 1992 and 1999, affecting 150 kilometers of the inland glacier. The thinning cannot be explained by short-term variability in accumulation and must result from glacier dynamics.last_img

History in the making

History in the making

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Welsh LGPS tender £2.6bn worth of passive mandates

Welsh LGPS tender £2.6bn worth of passive mandates

first_imgAround the time of the decision to procure a joint manager, their passive equity and bond holdings were said to amount to approximately £3bn and were run by three managers across 18 mandates.The three managers are BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA). Welsh LGPS passive mandates breakdown. Source: Invitation to TenderMandateBenchmark£m Iboxx Sterling Non Gilts All Maturities8.3 The eight local government pension schemes (LGPS) in Wales are looking for a joint manager of their passive equity and bond holdings, a mandate initially expected to be for some £2.6bn (€3.4bn).As previously reported, the decision to procure a joint manager was taken by the Welsh LGPS last year in the context of long-standing discussions about collaborating to cut costs and increase efficiency.The central government then intervened with the instruction for the 89 LGPS in England and Wales to pool assets, with eight asset pools having emerged so far ahead of a 19 February deadline for submission of consultation responses to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG).The eight* Welsh schemes have more than £11bn (€14.4bn) in combined assets. European EquityFTSE All World Dev Europe ex UK69.2 US EquityFTSE North America163 FTSE All World90.8 Japanese EquityFTSE All World Japan28 FTSE All Stocks UK Gilts4.5 Global EquityGlobal Equity438 MSCI Global Emg Mkts32.1 FTSE All World Dev Japan ex UK 95% GBP  Hedged11.3 IFC Investible Comp ex Malaysia8.8 Asia Pacific EquityFTSE All World Dev Asia Pac ex Jap53.2 Emerging Market EquityMSCI Emg Mkts75.7 UK EquityFTSE All Share1,224.50 FTSE All Stocks UK Gilts3.1 FTSE All World USA258.3 IFC Investible Comp ex Malaysia44.8 GiltsFTSE All Stocks IL Gilts61 FTSE All World Canada8.8 The collaborating Welsh funds are now seeking to appoint a single manager jointly. Aon Hewitt is running the procurement exercise.The joint management of the funds’ aggregated passive investments is expected to be cheaper than if each fund separately ran its holdings.According to tender documents, the new provider would ideally be able to provide funds that meet each of the existing passive benchmarks, of which there are 21 (see table).The largest holdings to be managed are in UK equity, amounting to £1.2bn, with the FTSE All Share the benchmark.  The next largest existing mandate is for global equity, for £528.8m, followed by North American equities.The Welsh funds also have investments in European, Asia Pacific, Japanese and emerging market equities plus “alternative equity”. Some £77m is in Gilts.The deadline for tender submissions is 4 March. The outcome of the procurement process is currently scheduled to be communicated the week of 28 March.The most “economically advantageous” tender will win the mandate, according to an EU tender document.In England, a consortium of seven local authority funds recently awarded LGIM £6.5bn worth of passive mandates, reducing management fees by more than 50%. *The eight schemes (and their administering authorities) are: Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Pension Fund (Cardiff), City and County of Swansea Pension Fund, Clwyd Pension Fund (Flintshire), Dyfed Pension Fund (Carmarthenshire), Greater Gwent Pension Fund (Torfaen), Gwynedd Pension Fund, Powys Pension Fund and Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund. Alternative EquityFTSE RAFI Developed 1000 QSR TR93.5 FTSE All World Dev Asia Pac Jap24last_img read more

Area Football Friday Scores (10-6)

Area Football Friday Scores (10-6)

first_imgArea Football Friday Scores.Week #8  (10-6)Batesville  29     Franklin County  22East Central  51     Greensburg  0Milan  29     Providence  12South Decatur  39     Oldenburg  0North Decatur  40     Switz. County  0Lawrenceburg  49     Connersville  7South Dearborn  42     Rushville  21Wes-Del  56     Edinburgh  12Centerville  38     Union County  20Floyd Central  48     Jennings County  21Bedford North Lawrence  49     Madison  0last_img

MH370: New search underway

MH370: New search underway

first_imgSearchers for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are having a final roll of the dice by moving north into a 25,000 sq. km search area defined by a meeting of high-powered experts as the potential crash site.The last remaining ship in the search, the Dutch-owned Fugro Equator, moved into the new search area on January 6th and is conducting sonar sweeps in a last-ditch attempt to locate the missing Boeing 777, which disappeared in March, 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board.The move, less than two weeks before the search is scheduled to end, is an attempt to cover at least some of the area now believed to likely contain the debris field.The search is being led by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau which confirmed the change to AirlineRatings.com.  “Fugro Equator is completing its final swing and gathering some sonar data in areas we haven’t previously completed,” an ATSB spokesman said. “Equator’s search operations are expected to be completed by the end of January.” Dr Richard Cole, from the University College of London, has been tracking the ship and revealed the decision to head north into the new search area.“Equator has re-entered the search to the north, away from the area originally identified in late 2014 by the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group,’’ he told The Daily Beast. “Using a sonar system, it is now checking sea floor not previously scanned. The search has only limited time left, but they are investing this remaining time in scanning the area they now believe is the most likely location of MH370.”The Equator left Fremantle on Monday December 12 and a typical mission lasts 40 days which would mean that the ship has approximately two more weeks to search this new area.An $A200m sweep of the 120,000 sq km area defined in 2014 as a probable location for the debris proved fruitless but a meeting in November of global aviation and crash experts defined the additional area using new information from ocean drift research made possible by the discovery of debris on in the Western Indian Ocean from the missing plane.The new area is deeper and more rugged than the previous search area, with some sections 6000m deep, and experts say a thorough search would require two ships.All eyes are now on the Malaysian Government, which has responsibility for the investigation, to see whether it will fund the $A40-$A50 million it would take to complete the search of the new area. The Australian government has shown little enthusiasm for putting extra money into the search but would likely allow the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to continue heading the effort if Malaysia funds it.The three governments involved in the search — Malaysia, China and Australia — decided last July to end it once the sweep of the original 120,000 sq, km, search zone was complete if no new credible evidence of a specific location for the debris was forthcoming.The transport ministers of Malaysia and Australia indicated last year the 25,000 sq. km search area was not specific enough, despite a recommendation by the experts that it should be searched to exhaust the remaining possibilities of finding the plane. The finding that the search should continue is backed by the families of MH370 victims and members of the search team.Malaysia Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said last week the decision whether or not to extend the search would be taken before the end of January but indicated it was likely to end.“We are in the final lap. The search will be completed in the next two weeks, then after that we will let people know. We will have a tripartite meeting,” Malaysia’s The Star newspaper quoted Liow as saying.Platitudes are not enough for families needing answers on MH370: Read our comment on contiuing the search.Meanwhile, reports have emerged that a French background check of the plane’s passengers and crew found nothing suspicious. France is investigating the crash because four French nationals were on board and officials told family members of the victims that the backgound checks had “turned up negative”, AFP reported.last_img read more

R8bn ‘green building’ for Pretoria

R8bn ‘green building’ for Pretoria

first_img20 July 2012 Construction began on the Environmental Affairs Department’s new R8-billion “green building” in Pretoria on Thursday, illustrating South Africa’s determination to move towards a low-carbon economy. It serves as a “green and bold step” which signals a new era in South Africa’s response to climate change, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said at the sod-turning ceremony. Molewa predicted it would change the face of the construction industry. “Through this green building we will propel the department above the construction industry players, setting a good example for other organisations and of course for the benefit of the environment and future generations,” she said.‘Bold steps to ensure green output specifications’ The building’s features include rainwater collectors made of recyclable materials; indigenous plants in the landscaping to reduce the need for regular irrigation; and direct access to sunlight and ventilation to reduce electricity and air conditioner usage. “We have, through this investment, taken that bold step which will ensure that our infrastructure can meet green output specifications outlined in our country’s climate change response policy,” Molewa said. “This policy, among others, [encourages] the use of sustainable building materials which promote urban greening, energy and water efficiency.” Project leader Gugu Dingaan of Imvelo Concession Company said the designers had paid careful attention to global trends to ensure that the building met all the requirements in terms of architectural design and landscape. “This building talks to the overall goal of sustainable development and aims at being an example in the field – from the gardens right up to the roof of the building, we have built in environmental design principles,” Dingaan said.An investment in the future With the global economy rapidly transforming to low carbon growth, the green buildings initiative is an investment by government to assist South Africa meets its carbon emissions reduction targets. In South Africa, the building sector accounts for 23% of greenhouse gas emissions, and emissions from the manufacture of the major materials for the building sector amount to 4% of total carbon emissions. Molewa said South Africa had relatively high carbon emissions for a developing country, and new strategies were needed to change this. The country’s green economy strategy has eight focus areas that include green buildings, sustainable transport as well as agriculture and food production. “We anticipate that the urban area around us will become a green hub of creativity of green buildings that will influence corporate and state-owned companies around the country to follow suit,” she said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

PCB to allow Afridi to play in national T20 meet: sources

PCB to allow Afridi to play in national T20 meet: sources

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board will not stop suspended all-rounder Shahid Afridi from taking part in the national Twenty20 championship, scheduled to be held in Faisalabad from June 24.A well-placed source in the board said that as of now far it has been decided to allow Afridi to lead the Karachi Dolphins side in the tournament despite the ongoing disciplinary process against him.”Since it is a domestic tournament and the matter between him and the board is now in court it is felt it is better he is allowed to captain the Karachi side in the event,” a source said.The Karachi City Cricket Association has also written to the board, seeking written clearance to allow Afridi to lead their team in the tournament.The national T20 meet is one of the most popular domestic event in Pakistan as it is televised live and also attracts huge crowds.This is the first time it is being held in Faisalabad — all previous editions have been organised either in Karachi or Lahore.Subhan Ahmed, the chief operating officer of the board, declined to comment on the issue of whether Afridi is eligible to play in the domestic event.”Right now we don’t see any problem in him playing in domestic cricket but we don’t want to comment as the matter is in court,” he said.Afridi went to the High Court and got a stay order against the board’s disciplinary process against him that included suspension of his central contract and revoking his NOC’s to play in foreign leagues.advertisement- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Sweet and unsweet 16 for James Harden on a wild night in Orlando

Sweet and unsweet 16 for James Harden on a wild night in Orlando

first_imgHouston Rockets’ James Harden (13) passes the ball away from Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Fla. — James Harden had a game for the history books.That’s good and bad.ADVERTISEMENT Harden scored 38 points Sunday night in Houston’s 116-109 loss in Orlando, marking the 16th consecutive time that he’s scored at least 30 or more points — matching Kobe Bryant for the league’s longest such streak since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976-77.But Harden also was 1 for 17 from 3-point range, tying the league’s single-game record for most misses from beyond the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“They just didn’t go in,” Harden shrugged afterward.Damon Stoudamire was 5 for 21 from 3-point range for Portland against Golden State on April 15, 2005. Until Sunday, that was the only time a player had missed 16 3s in a game. Even on a night where he got almost nothing from deep to fall, Harden’s scoring average rose.Harden is now averaging 34.2 points per game this season, which puts him on a very exclusive pace. In the last 40 seasons, only Michael Jordan (37.1 points in 1986-87 and 35.0 points in 1987-88) and Bryant (35.4 points in 2005-06) have finished with a higher average than Harden has now.Harden was 15 for 16 from the foul line Sunday. He also finished with 12 assists and nine rebounds.“I thought we did a pretty good job on him,” said Orlando’s Evan Fournier, who shouldered much of the defensive load against Harden on Sunday night. “And then I looked at the scoreboard and he had 38. He’s just unbelievable.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On bad hip, Andy Murray out in 1st round of Australian Open MOST READ View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The NBA’s greatest shooters have had awful nights from 3-point range — Dennis Scott once went 2 for 17, Ray Allen once went 1 for 14, Stephen Curry has an 0 for 11 game on his resume. Harden went 0 for 11 from deep in Game 5 of last year’s Western Conference finals against Golden State, and has been 0 for 10 on three other occasions.Houston coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t pin the loss on Harden’s shooting. He blamed the Rockets’ defense, and Harden concurred.“The problem is, you can’t rely on him being superhuman every night,” D’Antoni said. “We’ve got to have some contributions from other guys. I just thought they came in with a lack of focus, particularly on the defensive end.”Bryant scored 30 or more in 16 straight games from Jan. 29 through Feb. 28, 2003. If Harden scores at least 30 in his next game — that should be Monday against Memphis, assuming he’s in the Rockets’ lineup — he would top that mark. The last time an NBA player had a longer streak than that was in the 1963-64 season, when Wilt Chamberlain had 20 straight games scoring 30 or more.“He’s such a good scorer,” Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic said of Harden. “You have to stay aggressive but you can’t foul him. He’s going to score. You’re not going to stop him. He has the ball so much and they run everything for him.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more

CSKA Moscow Beats Efes Istanbul 91-83 in Euroleague Final

CSKA Moscow Beats Efes Istanbul 91-83 in Euroleague Final

first_imgVITORIA, Spain (AP) — Americans Will Clyburn and Cory Higgins scored 20 points each to lead CSKA Moscow to the Euroleague title in a 91-83 win over Efes Istanbul in Sunday’s final.It was the eighth European title for the Russian team, leaving it two short of the record held by Real Madrid.Clyburn and Higgins both made four 3-pointers as CSKA as a team went 14 of 22 from behind the line. Guard Nando de Colo chipped in with 15 points and four assists.Shane Larkin scored a game-high 29 points for an Efes team that otherwise shot poorly in its first Euroleague final.Led by Larkin, Efes was able to reduce a nine-point lead by CSKA after the first and take the lead briefly after halftime.CSKA was back ahead 68-62 going into the fourth quarter, but Larkin cut the deficit to four points with just under two minutes remaining.Moscow players celebrate as they win the Final Four Euroleague final basketball match between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)Clyburn, Higgins and De Colo all hit pairs of free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.“It was going to be a fight until the end,” Higgins said. “They played great, Larkin played great. But we just believed in ourselves. Once we got to the championship game we weren’t going to let this get away.”Real Madrid, which lost to CSKA in the semifinals, beat Fenerbahce 94-75 in the third-place game.Moscow’s Sergio Rodriguez holds the winner’s trophy of the Final Four Euroleague after the final basketball match between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)Moscow’s Nando De Colo, left, holds the winner’s trophy of the Final Four Euroleague after the final basketball match between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)Moscow’s Cory Higgins, center, jumps to shoot as Anadolu’s Bryant Dunston, left, tries to stop him during their Final Four Euroleague final basketball match between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)Moscow’s Cory Higgins, right, jumps to shoot as Anadolu’s Bryant Dunston tries to stop him during their Final Four Euroleague final basketball match between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)Moscow’s Cory Higgins, left, drives to the basket as Anadolu’s Rodrigue Beaubois tries to block him during their Final Four Euroleague final basketball match between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more