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Evidence from ice shelves for channelized meltwater flow beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet

first_imgMeltwater generated beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet exerts a strong influence on the speed of ice flow, in particular for major ice streams1, 2. The subglacial meltwater also influences ocean circulation beneath ice shelves, initiating meltwater plumes that entrain warmer ocean water and cause high rates of melting3. However, despite its importance, the nature of the hydrological system beneath the grounded ice sheet remains poorly characterized. Here we present evidence, from satellite and airborne remote sensing, for large channels beneath the floating Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf in West Antarctica, which we propose provide a means for investigating the hydrological system beneath the grounded ice sheet. We observe features on the surface of the ice shelf from satellite imagery and, using radar measurements, show that they correspond with channels beneath the ice shelf. We also show that the sub-ice-shelf channels are aligned with locations where the outflow of subglacial meltwater has been predicted. This agreement indicates that the sub-ice-shelf channels are formed by meltwater plumes, initiated by subglacial water exiting the upstream grounded ice sheet in a focused (channelized) manner. The existence of a channelized hydrological system has implications for the behaviour and dynamics of ice sheets and ice shelves near the grounding lines of ice streams in Antarctica.last_img read more

Variability of circumpolar deep water transport onto the Amundsen Sea continental shelf through a shelf break trough

first_imgThe presence of warm Circumpolar Deep Water (CDW) intrusions on the Amundsen continental shelf has been linked to recent thinning of the outlet glaciers draining the West Antarctic ice sheet into the Amundsen Sea. Inflow of the CDW onto the shelf is thought to occur within a series of troughs that intersect the continental shelf break. We use observations between 1994 and 2011 and a numerical model to investigate the variability of CDW transport in a trough intersecting the shelf break at 113W. The location of the main CDW inflow into the trough varies between its eastern flank and centre, while the western part of the trough is filled by a re-circulation that commonly entrains cooler water originating further south on the shelf. Thermocline depth decreases between the early and late 2000s with an indication that the depth of the 1994 thermocline was similar to the later years. Mooring results show that the CDW layer cools and thins in summer and thickens and warms in winter. In addition to a deeper thermocline in summer, we observe a stronger presence of Lower CDW in the bottom of the trough. Heat flux onto the shelf is controlled by current velocities rather than CDW temperature and the majority of the heat is carried onto the shelf by background flow rather than episodic events.last_img read more

Buyer interest a match for the warmer weather

first_imgInside 18 Dryandra Court, Everton Hills.Mr Smith said the Everton Hills area was expected to be one of the next boom suburbs due to its family vibe, leafy aspect and proximity to the city and amenities. “The area has always been popular with families,” Mr Smith said. 18 Dryandra Court, Everton Hills.AS soon as the weather warmed up, the offers on this blank canvas at Everton Hills came in.Zak Smith, of Raine & Horne – Brisbane Central, said the spring selling season had well and truly sprung in the northwest suburbs, with a spike in buyers’ interest.“This house had been on the market for a little while but probably due to winter, the pool wasn’t a big drawcard.“But as soon as it warmed up, we had multiple groups through the property, several offers and then sold by negotiation,” he said. 18 Dryandra Court, Everton Hills.center_img More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The pool area at 18 Dryandra Court, Everton Hills.The home sold on September 24 for $496,000.The three-bedroom, highset house at 18 Dryandra Court, with elevated views was bought by first home buyers.They are a young professional couple keen to invest in some sweat equity.It was sold by a couple keen to escape to the country after their kids had left their nest.last_img read more

Sachin A Billion Dreams movie review: A trip down memory lane

first_imgSachin: A Billion Dreams takes a look at the highs and lows of Sachin Tendulkar’s life. Here is our Sachin: A Billion Dreams movie review.Sachin A Billion Dreams Cast: Sachin Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Arjun Tendulkar, Shane Warne and othersSachin A Billion Dreams Direction: James ErskineSachin A Billion Dreams Rating: (4/5)Director James Erskine does not try much in his film Sachin: A Billion Dreams. The content is already explosive. It is the stuff of blockbusters, the life of Sachin Tendulkar, that is. Throughout the two-hour-plus running time, most of the film consists of footage from Sachin’s pivotal moments on the 22 yards, occasionally punctuated by Sachin’s commentary in the present day. Rest of the time, other players or family members are looking back, eyes glowing, and speaking of Sachin Tendulkar in the superlative. There was no way this could go wrong and it did not.In India, Sachin Tendulkar is considered a god. Others might be Dada, Mahi, the Wall, sure, but, they are mortals. Sachin is not. As such, there was no way for the film to not be hagiographic. But be that as it may, the docudrama never feels boring or tedious. Especially because the intended audience for the film is already in love with the hero. The heroism of Sachin Tendulkar has been established in public consciousness for over two decades. Cricket-watching Indians who grew up with Sachin Tendulkar know his entire cricketing history by heart. Those who are not into cricket but still stand in front of the television while India plays know what Sachin means.advertisementTherefore, for the viewers, Sachin Tendulkar, the man at the centre of the film, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, is already a superhero, and everybody knows his story. There is nothing that is unheard of, such as in the case of, say, Indian boxer Mary Kom whose biopic released in 2014. There is no untold story here, unlike the case of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose biopic came last year. Generations of Indians have been witness to the Sachin story and his tales have been repeated again and again for years, in articles, sports programmes, among you, your father, your uncle and the eldest in the family discussing his records, his centuries, his hits and misses an infinite number of times. In such a case, all that Sachin: A Billion Dreams could do, and did do, is that it repeated the story just one more time. And that worked.A young Sachin Tendulkar, his parents, his coach Ramakant Achrekar are played by actors for the first 15 minutes. This stretch feels like one of those ‘dramatisation’ sequences of real events that you see in news channels. Right around the time Sachin Tendulkar makes his debut in international cricket, the film switches to documentary-mode and from thereon, it never stops to take a breath.(L to R) Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin during the 1989 Indian tour of Pakistan Sachin: A Billion Dreams covers Sachin Tendulkar debuting against Pakistan in 1989, then him rising through the ranks to become one of the most talented batsmen in the world. The film shows how Sachin’s maddening popularity led to the spread of cricket-mania across the country which directly profited BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and the sports channels. Sachin’s father, Ramesh Tendulkar, dies in the middle of the 1999 World Cup and within a couple of days, he is back on the field. The film shows Sachin Tendulkar feeling uncomfortable with captaincy and how it affected his batting. It gives a look at Sachin trying to cope with the match-fixing scandal in 2000. After that, Sachin picks himself up and with a new captain, Sourav Ganguly, the team appears to have a shot at the World Cup in 2003. Then, tennis elbow, Greg Chappell, 18 centuries in three years, the World Cup win in 2011, finally retirement…. you know how it went.Certain events, that had the potential to portray Sachin Tendulkar in an ambiguous manner, such as the Mike Denness-ball tampering incident or the Harbhajan Singh-racism controversy during the 2007-08 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, are not touched. His friendship with Vinod Kambli which trod rough waters is left out. All in all, there is nothing about Sachin Tendulkar in Sachin: A Billion Dreams that you did not already know. That there are no grey areas in the film can be an issue to only one of two kinds of people in the world. The rest don’t need to read the review.ALSO READ: Virat-Anushka join Sachin Tendulkar and Anjali for a Billion Dreams premiereadvertisementWATCH: Fans will get to see my romance with Anjali, Sachin Tendulkar tells India Today about his filmlast_img read more

Video: OSU Football Players Had A Very Intense Dodgeball Match Yesterday

first_imgA dodgeball goes flying as the Ohio State football team plays dodgeball.Ohio State Football DodgeballOhio State held its Champions Club dinner yesterday, and the team took part in a slew of activities as well, including softball, cornhole and dodgeball. The dodgeball game got really intense, and the action was captured via a GoPro worn by defensive lineman Tommy Schutt. Schutt seems to be pretty good at the game. The Buckeyes may be all business on the field but they can still have fun together off of it.last_img

Trudeaus principal secretary Gerald Butts resigns amid SNC Lavalin furor

first_imgThe Canadian PressGerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.In a statement, Butts unequivocally denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya.Nevertheless, Butts says the allegation is distracting from the “vital work” Trudeau is doing so it’s in the best interests of the Prime Minister’s Office for him to step aside.“I categorically deny the accusation that I or anyone else in his office pressured Ms. Wilson-Raybould … At all times, I and those around me acted with integrity and singular focus on the best interests of all Canadians,” he says.“Any accusation that I or the staff put pressure on the attorney general is simply not true … But the fact is that this accusation exists. It cannot and should not take one moment away from the vital work the prime minister and his office is doing for all Canadians.“My reputation is my responsibility and that is for me to defend. It is in the best interests of the office and its important work for me to step away.”Wilson-Raybould resigned from Trudeau’s cabinet last week. She has not explained why and she has not commented on the allegation, levelled by anonymous sources in a Globe and Mail story 10 days ago, that she was improperly pressured, citing solicitor-client privilege. She has hired a former Supreme Court justice to advise her on what she may legally say.Butts is one of several top Trudeau aides the opposition parties had wanted to call before the House of Commons justice committee to testify on what happened. Liberal MPs on the committee last week used their majority to limit the scope of the committee’s inquiry.Butts has confirmed that Wilson-Raybould briefly raised the matter of SNC-Lavalin during a meeting in December; he advised her to speak with the clerk of the Privy Council, Michael Wernick.In his statement, Butts writes positively of his relationship with Wilson-Raybould.“I encouraged her to run for the Liberal Party of Canada and worked hard to support her as a candidate and then cabinet minister. From my perspective, our relationship has always been defined by mutual respect, candour and an honest desire to work together.”Butts says he’s served Trudeau “to the best of my abilities and I have at all times given the prime minister free and unfettered advice.“I have served the public interest, not the interests of any individual or any narrow private interest of any kind, at any time. Life is full of uncertainties but I am absolutely certain of that.”Trudeau, who became friends with Butts when the two attended McGill University, tweeted about his principal secretary’s resignation: “Gerald Butts served this government _ and our country _ with integrity, sage advice and devotion. I want to thank him for his service and continued friendship.”last_img read more

Sprott Inc to take control of rival gold holder Central Fund of

first_imgTORONTO – Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII) says it has struck a deal to take control of rival gold-holding firm Central Fund of Canada Ltd. (TSX:CEF.A) after a protracted takeover effort.Toronto-based Sprott said Monday it will pay $120 million in cash and stock for Central Fund of Canada Ltd.’s common shares and for the right to administer and manage the fund’s assets.The deal, which requires approval from Central Fund shareholders, would see its class A shareholders transferred to a new Sprott Physical Gold and Silver Trust.Sprott says the deal would add $4.3 billion to its assets under management, which are focused largely on holding physical precious metals on behalf of clients, and 90,000 investors to its client base.In March, Sprott tried to go through the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta to allow Central Fund’s class A shareholders to swap their shares to Sprott after the family that controls Central Fund rebuffed their attempt to make a deal.Last year Sprott took over Central GoldTrust, a similar fund controlled by the same family, after securing support from more than 96 per cent of shareholder votes cast.last_img read more

Magnus Carlsen Is Again The World Chess Champion

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87654321abcdefgh The supercomputer analyzing the game quickly jumped to show the biggest advantage of the match thus far — nearly three pawns in Carlsen’s favor.“This is terrible,” said Robert Hess, a grandmaster commentating for Chess.com. “This is just losing.”Carlsen waited over nine minutes to make his 24th move, his clock dwindling to four minutes as he strained to find the winning line. He opted instead for one that liquified pieces in order to simplify the board and the grandmasters entered a rook-and-pawn endgame with Carlsen up a pawn. It appeared to be an endgame that Caruana could hold — another draw — but he fatally erred on his 37th move. He grabbed a white pawn, but lost a critical tempo. His pieces were now too slow to stop Carlsen’s advance. Carlsen’s two advancing pawns became unstoppable. Caruana resigned on the 55th move in the position below. Blood had been drawn at last! Caruana took back the white pieces for Game 2, sorely needing a win. The game began just as the controversially drawn Game 12 had, in the Sveshnikov Sicilian. Caruana played aggressively, pushing a pawn far up the board early on, and following it with an aggressively placed queen and knight. But he pressed too far on move 26, in the following position. He pushed his pawn another square, to c7. But that pawn could be captured, and Caruana’s queen was soon in dire trouble. He resigned two moves later.“The second game was very bad,” Caruana said later. “A real low point.”As Game 3 began, Caruana needed to win two consecutive games against the best in the world. Caruana abandoned his favorite opening with black, the Petroff, and the game began with another Sicilian opening — a major theme of the match, and one that could give chances for black.But Carlsen navigated the position nimbly, even opening up an advantage in the middlegame. Caruana continued to press — what choice did he have? — but his position collapsed. He resigned on the 51st move. After 15 games over nearly three weeks, this was the final position on the final board. White’s two queens are a fitting symbol of Carlsen’s dominant performance. Regardless of the lopsided tiebreakers, and regardless of (or, perhaps, because of) the 12 straight draws, it is safe to say that we have just witnessed a match between the two best chess players in the world.“I wouldn’t say it was easy,” Carlsen said. “It was only at the end that I was able to trick him,” he said of the first tiebreaker game. He added that he thought Caruana was his strongest challenger. (Sorry, Sergey.) And he defended his decision to offer that draw in Game 12. In hindsight, I suppose, it’s hard to argue with him.At the post-match press conference, Carlsen was asked about other grandmasters’ criticism of his draw offer in the final game of regulation. “They’re entitled to their stupid opinions,” he said. He went on to say that more emphasis should be placed on rapid and blitz games, rather than the lengthy “classical” ones that have traditionally been used to determine world champions. In classical chess, he said, Caruana has just as much right to call himself the best in the world.It was a mutual appreciation society after the close match. And a graceful Caruana’s opinion is now one probably universally shared: “I think the results show that he’s the strongest player in the world,” Caruana said. “I look forward to the opportunity to make another bid for the title.”If Caruana gets back to the world championship, Carlsen will be there waiting for him. 87654321abcdefgh read more

Charitable offseason keeps mens lacrosse team busy

In just two weekends of preseason action, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has done more than most teams do all season.Coach Nick Meyers has jump started preseason play with a “Thumbs Up,” two weekends full of fundraising for athletic scholarship funds near and dear to the Buckeyes’ hearts.The Buckeyes scrimmaged Johns Hopkins in a friendly rivalry game on Oct. 10 at Upper Arlington High School. Johns Hopkins is the top team in the country, and the game served as a reminder that the Buckeyes have a lot of work ahead of them.     More than $5,000 was raised for The Michael Robert Breschi Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is the largest memorial scholarship endowment in the Ohio State Department of Athletics. The scholarship commemorates the life of Michael Breschi, the son of former Ohio State lacrosse coach Joe Breschi.Michael passed away in an accident in March 2004 when he was just three years old. In the ten years Breschi coached men’s lacrosse, he shattered the record for most career wins with 81.    The 2009 recipient, defenseman Scott Foreman, accepted this honor at the team banquet. Foreman was second team All-Conference in 2008.        The Lindner Memorial Athletic Scholarship golf outing took place last weekend. The scholarship was created in honor of former Buckeye lacrosse player Dan Lindner’s wife, two young sons, and mother-in-law, who died in a car accident in 2006. “Every decade of our lacrosse program was represented at the outing. It was great for the team to see the tradition our program has created,” Meyers said.The Lindner Memorial Scholarship honor was given to junior midfielder Michael Pires. A British Columbia native, Pires has stepped into the leadership role the team has needed. On Saturday, the Buckeyes hosted an alumni lacrosse game in the Horseshoe. The team played with recent graduates for about an hour, while older alumni surrounded the field. The weekend concluded with the annual team banquet. In addition to the Michael Breschi and Linder Memorial honors, awards were announced for the most valuable players, unsung heroes, most improved and players who performed exemplary service for OSU.The banquet recognized the accomplishments of the 2009 team and solidified the goals of the 2010 season. The focus of the offseason will be strength training and teaching the team the fundamentals.“The guys have been hammering away and the energy level at this point is great,” Meyers said. “We are going to work on an individual level and focus on studying game films.” The Buckeyes have a close-knit team, but Meyers would like to see the group get tighter. “We are working on our core values and maintaining what makes our program so special,” Meyers said. Regular practice will begin in January, giving the team just six weeks before they face Duke in the first game of regular season play. read more

Football Dwayne Haskins shines in Ohio State Pro Day

Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins throws at Ohio State Pro Day on March 20. Credit: Cori Wade | Lantern PhotographerDwayne Haskins didn’t really have anything he needed to prove heading into Ohio State’s Pro Day.Already considered a top-two quarterback by many in this year’s NFL Draft class, Haskins could have sat out Pro Day completely and not much would have changed.Instead, at about 1:25 p.m., after a lack of any real excitement earlier in the day due to the absence of defensive end Nick Bosa in the drills, Haskins took the field and showed everyone exactly why he has been so highly ranked to this point.Haskins threw 50 passes from the 50-yard line and completed 45 of them, including each of his throws of 40 or more yards.Four of his incompletions were well thrown, but dropped by the receiver. In his throws inside the red zone, Haskins completed 13-of-14 passes.When you ask Haskins about his performance, he could wrap it up in one word.“Solid,” Haskins said. “I missed two of them. It pisses me off still, but I thought I did pretty well.” This type of performance doesn’t come as much of a surprise. When in full pads against actual defenses, Haskins completed 70 percent of his passes and tied for the fourth most touchdown passes in NCAA history.But on Wednesday, when none of those stats mattered, Haskins still found a way to impress with the accuracy of his arm and surprising mobility in the pocket.“I thought it looked natural; it didn’t look forced,” head coach Ryan Day said. “I think sometimes when you watch a quarterback, you’re like, ‘How is he going to throw?’ Dwayne threw the way Dwayne throws.”For the quarterback who only spent one season behind center for Ohio State, his final return to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center before heading to the pros was a bittersweet one.But Haskins knows what is now important, and he’s known what’s important before he even got his chance to start in 2018.His performance at Pro Day only pushed him closer to the same end goal he’s had since he was in grade school.“I’ve been ready for the NFL. I’ve been preparing for it for all my life, and I knew I was ready to play in the NFL before the season even started,” Haskins said. “To have an opportunity to be an early draft pick is a dream of mine since I was a little kid, and I’m just giving it all I got, every opportunity that I get.”Haskins described college pass openings as “windows” and NFL ones as “keyholes” to describe the increased difficulty he is ready to face.For Day, he said he is proud of everything Haskins did for Ohio State over the past season. He said his development will show recruits just how much can be accomplished in the program.There are about five weeks separating Haskins from his future NFL team. He leaves Ohio State with quite possibly the most impressive statistical season by any quarterback in program history.But that was not the goal for Haskins all his life, and that’s not what his Pro Day was meant to show the world.All of that is set toward the future, and for a team to have as much confidence in Haskins as he has for himself.“I feel like I’m the best player in the draft,” Haskins said. read more