Global environmental consequences of 21st century ice sheet melt

first_imgGovernment policies currently commit us to surface warming of three to four degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2100, which will lead to enhanced ice-sheet melt. Ice-sheet discharge was not explicitly included in Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 5, so effects on climate from this melt are not currently captured in the simulations most commonly used to inform governmental policy. Here we show, using simulations of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets constrained by satellite-based measurements of recent changes in ice mass, that increasing meltwater from Greenland will lead to substantial slowing of the Atlantic overturning circulation, and that meltwater from Antarctica will trap warm water below the sea surface, creating a positive feedback that increases Antarctic ice loss. In our simulations, future ice-sheet melt enhances global temperature variability and contributes up to 25 centimetres to sea level by 2100. However, uncertainties in the way in which future changes in ice dynamics are modelled remain, underlining the need for continued observations and comprehensive multi-model assessments.last_img read more

Wisconsin rewrites record books

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan entered the post-game press conference with an ice bag in hand following his team’s 92-39 annihilation of Southern (0-2, 0-0 SWAC). The coach then joked about being hurt watching a play by guard Mickey Perry, who performed a dizzying succession of moves, feigning a neck injury. The laugher on the court was punctuated by laughter in the media room.”I actually hurt myself,” Ryan said, punctuating the statement with a several ooh’s and groans. “I have never seen 18 moves on one play in my life.”In what many are hoping will be a memorable season in Wisconsin basketball, the Badgers made a little bit of history early on in the season, as the 53-point margin of victory it was the second largest ever for UW, only trailing a 55-point win over Denver Dec. 14, 1988.The beating was so sound that Southern head coach Rob Spivery questioned how much the Badgers (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) could’ve gotten out of such a win.”It is very disappointing for us to travel the distance we traveled so far and not compete,” Spivery said. “I’m not sure if Bo and his team got anything out of this tonight, because of the competitiveness of our team.”The Badgers took over the game early, jumping out to a 32-8 lead, making 13 of their first 18 shots and burying the Jaguars before they even had chance to refill their Gatorade bottles. UW built a 50-19 halftime lead by spreading the ball around and taking advantage of Southern’s flimsy ballhandling.The Jaguars coughed up the ball 13 times in the first half alone, and Wisconsin capitalized, outscoring Southern 20-0 off turnovers in the first half alone and 37-6 for the game. The Jags ended the game with just three assists and 25 turnovers.”We had too many unforced turnovers,” Spivery said. “For some reason, we did not protect the basketball.””[Southern] was young and some of the decisions they made obviously helped us,” Ryan said, adding that he was pleased that his team managed those turnovers without getting out of their regular defense. “It wasn’t because we were doing things that we don’t normally do defensively.”The Badgers didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half, adding 22 points onto their lead and making a run for 100 points, before slowing down in the final minutes.Three Wisconsin players — Alando Tucker, Brian Butch and Michael Flowers — scored in double figures with 16, 12 and 11 points respectively, and four more chipped in eight points.The Badger offense was cruelly efficient, shooting 62.3 percent for the game. “A lot of time shooting percentages is what kind of shots you’re settling for,” Ryan said. “I thought we were settling for very good shots. And they were going in.”For their part, the Badgers believed that they gained valuable experience in game.”Some teams, a lot of times when they get up like that they start to lose focus,” senior guard Kammron Taylor said. “Even though we were up a lot, we still tried to work on things that are going to help us down the stretch against tougher competition.””I thought we stayed true to the game,” Ryan said. “When you have a lead like that, a lot of times you get bad habits and you do things that take away from what you’ve been working on.”The win over Southern was the first of four games Wisconsin will play this week as part of the South Padre Island Invitational, which will continue in Madison Tuesday night when UW takes on Delaware State before finishing in South Padre, Texas, over Thanksgiving Break. The busy week is welcomed by players.”I’d rather play games than practice. Our practices are hard,” Tucker said, also appreciating the experience factor that goes into playing in-season tournaments. “When you can play a tournament early on, it prepares you for what can happen in March.”last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: August 31 to Sept. 7, 2015

first_imgSUSO17 Gaines, Bradley E.49Wichita, KSKingman County JailSUSOProbation violation9/3/15 Wiley, Loretta L.31Wellington, KS100 S. B St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery/ Probation violation9/2/15 Divilbiss-Goracke, Jordan J.25Salina, KSI-35 MM 32.9, Mulvane, KSKHPPedestrians under influence; Regulations on use of controlled-access highways and facilities9/6/15 Weikal, Brian K.42Wellington, KS1104 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear/DWS, DUI9/1/15 Shores, Sean E.38Wichita, KS777 Kansasa Star Drive, Mulvane, KSMPDFailure to appear/ Criminal trespass9/3/15 Shugart, Steven D. Jr27Wichita, KSSedgwick CountySGSOServing sentence8/31/15 Martin, Drake A.29Wellington, KS891 S. Rome Rd., Rome, KSSUSOPoss of hallucinogenic drug; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia8/31/15 Wood, Shaun T.33Lee Summit, MO610 E. Hillside, Wellington,KSSUSOServing sentence8/31/15 McKamie, Julie R.33Lee Summit, MOSumner CountySUSOProbation violation8/31/15 Greene, Michael J.47Wichita, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOBond revocation9/3/15 Johnson, Evan S.24Caldwell, KS1500 S. Argonia Rd., Bluff City, KSSUSODUI9/6/15 Coleman, Michael A.46Wichita, KS1400 N. US HWY 81, Mulvane, KSSUSOFail to appear/ DWS; Operate vehicle w/out liability insurance; Vehicles unlawful acts registration9/2/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Campbell, Christopher A.28Wellington, KS100 S. B St., Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery9/3/15 KHP1 Ybarra, Christina B.44Wellington, KSWellington Lake, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery9/6/15 40 Zimmerman, Gregory H.51Collinsville, TX777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KSMPDAttempted criminal tresspass9/1/15 Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/5/15 Jones, Jamez D.23Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/4/15 Melendres, Joseph V.57Crested Butte, CO1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDPossession of stimulant; Possession of paraphernalia9/5/15 Stewart, Thomas J.36Wellington, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/1/15         Wangberg, Elizabeth L.51Mulvane, KS1470 E. Shady Lane, Mulvane, KSSUSODomestic battery9/2/15 Query, Michael J.41Wellington, KS524 N. Poplar, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery; Criminal trespass9/4/15 SGCO1center_img KRGC1 Taylor, Valerie L.31Homeless1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFailure to appear9/5/15 Miller, Laramie W.30Winfield, KS501 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear9/3/15 Melendres, Harley J.20Hurst, TX1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDTransporting open container; Possession of opiate; Possession of drug paraphernalia9/5/15 Johnson, Richard H.50Reston, VA785 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSMPDTheft of prop/services9/5/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for August 31 to Sept. 7, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Total35 Baumgarner, Dameon V.35Wellington, KS500 N. Washington, Wellington, KSSUSOUnlawful discharge of firearm in city limits9/2/15 Hall, Johnny D.45Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KSKRGCPossession of opiate; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia9/2/15 BPPD2 Weidner, Tina K.28Wellington, KS570 S. Seneca, Wellington, KSSUSODomestic battery; Possession of hallucinogenic drug; Use/possess w/intent to use drug paraphernalia9/7/15 Dubberstein, Cameron C.25Anthony, KS1700 E. 16th St., Wellington, KSWPDFurnishing alcohol or CMB to a minor/ Possession of opiate; Possession of paraphernalia w/intent manufacture9/5/15 Cook, Sandra K.72Wellington, KS702 N. B St, Wellington, KSWPDDomestic battery8/31/15 King, Christina M.31Belle Plaine, KS400 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDFailure to appear X29/1/15 Pudden, Brady M.44Arkansas City, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOFailure to appear (X2); Serving sentence9/6/15 WPD10 Cohorn, Dakota M.23Ponca City, OK1600 Blk. N. A St., Wellington, KSWPDProbation violation9/2/15 Ouano, Devin B.32Wichita, KS610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KSSUSOServing sentence9/4/15 CAPD0 Lara, Aron20Wichita, KS800 US 166 HWY, South Haven, KSSUSODWS9/6/15 Randall, Brandon R.27Belle Plaine, KS419 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KSBPPDProbation violation X29/1/15 OXPD0 MPD3 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 08-31-15 thru 09-07-15  Harris, Jeremy L.last_img read more

Gateway High school basketball coach resigns amid charges

first_imgTRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) – A prominent Western Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has resigned after police charged him with making threats and harassing a neighbor.The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( ) reports that Gateway coach Mitch Adams resigned Sunday. Adams led the team to championships in 2011 and 2012, and had been a basketball coach at the school for nine years.The 56-year-old Adams told the newspaper he’s innocent, but he didn’t want the issue to become a distraction for the school and the team.Adams was charged by Trafford police on Aug. 11 over an incident that occurred near his home on July 13. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 23.Gateway athletic director Randy Rovesti says the school thanks Adams for his years of service, and wishes him well.last_img read more

Nelson Legion supports Granite Pointe hosting of BC Juvenile Golf Championship

first_imgGranite Pointe at Nelson is hosting the top young players in the BC as the Rosemont Course plays host to the BC Juvenile Golf Championship August 15-18. To help with the cost of the tournament, Nelson Legion generously made a $1,000 to the organizing committee. Making the presentation was Royal Canadian Legion Nelson Branch President Bill Andreaschuk to Granite Pointe Club President Barry Auliffe and Granite Pointe GM/Pro David Belling.last_img

Chelsea v Liverpool: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgKick-off: 12.45pm, Saturday 31 October 2015Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne) preview: Chelsea could edge a close gameMatch in a nutshell: Two big rivals face off at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho under pressure to get a result.Click here for five key battlesInjuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring), Thibaut Courtois (knee).Fitness test: Diego Costa (rib), Pedro (knock).LIVERPOOLRuled out: Daniel Sturridge (knee), Kolo Toure (hamstring), Jordan Henderson (broken foot), Danny Ings (ruptured knee ligament), Joe Gomez (ruptured knee ligament).Fitness test: Christian Benteke (knee). Possible line-upsChelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa. Subs from: Blackman, Amelia, Aina, Djilobodji, Baba, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Kenedy, Falcao, Remy.Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno; Lucas, Can; Milner, Coutinho, Lallana; Benteke. Subs from: Bogdan, Toure, Lovren, Allen, Randall, Ibe, Teixeira, Sinclair, Firmino, Origi. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: L W L D W (7 points)Home: W L W L D (7 points)Liverpool total: D D D W D (7 points)Away: D D L D W (6 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Willian 4; Costa 3; Oscar 2, Pedro 2, Ramires 2; Azpilicueta 1, Cahill 1, Fabregas 1, Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Kenedy 1, Matic 1, Remy 1, Zouma 1.Liverpool: Benteke 3, Ings 3; Lallana 2, Sturridge 2; Can 1, Clyne 1, Coutinho 1, Milner 1.Last five meetings10 May 2015: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 127 January 2015: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 020 January 2015: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 18 November 2014: Liverpool 1 Chelsea 227 April 2014: Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2Chelsea 3 wins, Liverpool 0 wins, 2 drawsSee also:Costa and Pedro face fitness testsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

2009 X-Blades National Youth Championships preview

first_imgOver 1,500 players and spectators will converge on Port Macquarie for the four day event which showcases the top under 18’s talent in Australia. The championships have returned to the traditional Under 18’s format after the inclusion of the Under 20’s division in 2008, with 36 teams competing at the tournament.The event is Port Macquarie’s second national Touch Football tournament this year, after the National Touch League was hosted at the stadium in March.QSST’s Boys and Girls teams will both be looking to again take a clean sweep of the Under 18’s titles after their dominance at the 2008 championships, but will face tough competition from NSWCHS, NSWCCC, SQBD Sharks and Brisbane City Cobras in both divisions. Local hopes will be high after the Northern Eagles fifth placing in the Under 18’s Girls last year, and the experience of their coach – Australian Women’s 20’s player, Stephanie Halpin, will be of great benefit to the team. The Under 18’s Boys team will be looking to improve on their result of 14th at the 2008 championships with the help of the talent Port Macquarie brothers, Nick and Matt Bale. The round games will be played from Wednesday to Friday, before the semi finals and finals are played on Saturday. To keep updated on scores and news throughout the tournament, please visit the National Youth Championships website: read more

Katherine Webb Will Apparently Be At ESPN’s College GameDay Tomorrow

first_imgUpdate: Webb has deleted the post from her Instagram page. Perhaps she jumped the gun on the news.Earlier: Katherine Webb will be returning to your television screens, college football fans – even if just for a brief moment. Friday, Webb, on Instagram, announced that on behalf of Pizza Hut, she’ll be making a “special appearance” at College GameDay tomorrow. She’ll apparently be holding a sign – and fans can win free pizza if they enter the code on it.Webb, now a model, was the talk of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game after announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit commented on her looks during the broadcast. She was then the girlfriend of Crimson Tide QB AJ McCarron – they’re now married.Katherine Webb Pizza Hut College GameDayWill it actually be Webb in the flesh tomorrow? We’ll find out.last_img read more

Innovation Centres Will Provide Safe Space for Young People

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the youth innovation centres that are being established across the island.He said the objective is for these facilities to serve as safe spaces for young people to meet, study, develop business ideas, and access personal development and empowerment services.He noted that cameras have already been installed at centres in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland.“The plan is to ensure that all our centres have that level of security,” Mr. Green added.He was addressing a national youth symposium under the theme: ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’ at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Monday (August 13).The State Minister, earlier this year, announced a partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS), to rebrand the 11 Youth Information Centres (YICs) across the island to focus on fostering entrepreneurship among young people.He informed that the Westmoreland YIC, which is the first to be converted into an innovation centre, will serve as a model for the other facilities across the island.“(Westmoreland is) our first innovation centre so they have a full-fledged entrepreneurship programme that is being run in the centre to unleash the next generation of entrepreneurs,” he said.“Our plan is, throughout all our centres, one thing that will be standard, is that young people, who have ideas in their community, and they are looking somewhere to go for guidance, somewhere to go to transform an idea into a business plan, they can go to these safe [and] sustainable spaces,” he outlined.Mr. Green said he hopes to see many of the ideas generated being manifested into sustainable business initiatives, which young people own and operate.YICs provide free access to the Internet and serve as a focal point for the dissemination of information on youth issues and programmes including educational training opportunities.The conversion of these facilities into innovation centres will involve putting in additional personnel, such as persons with business training and human resource skills, and relevant equipment.They are located at Lot 190 Llandilo Road, Westmoreland; Edgewater Rounda-bout, St. Catherine; Emmanuel Baptist Church, 5 Hodgson Street, St. Mary; 1 Humber Avenue, St. James; Marcus Garvey Skills Training Centre, Owen Sound Drive, St. Ann; Wint Road in Brooks Park, Manchester; Watson Taylor Park, Hanover; 7-9 Trenton Road, Clarendon; 2A West Palm Avenue, Portland; Santa Cruz Community Centre, St. Elizabeth; and Old Police Station, Corners of French and Wellington Streets, St. Catherine. Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Ministry plans to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all the youth innovation centres that are being established across the island. He said the objective is for these facilities to serve as safe spaces for young people to meet, study, develop business ideas, and access personal development and empowerment services.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more

Crime stinks Winnipeg cheese shop owner offers free fromage to catch intruder

first_imgWINNIPEG – The culprit wasn’t a cheese lover, but a reward for his capture may go to someone who is.A cheese store in Winnipeg is offering free fromage for a year to the person who can identify a man who busted through the back door of the business early Tuesday.Jean-Marc Champagne, co-owner of Fromagerie Bothwell, announced the tasty bounty on social media.He says the shop has only been open for three months and, without much cash to offer as a reward, thought cheese might be a good motivator.He also posted surveillance footage of the intruder, dressed in white and wearing glasses, as he scurried around the store just after midnight.Champagne says the man checked out an empty cash register and coolers filled with dairy products, then left without taking a thing.“I guess we didn’t have any of the cheese varieties that he liked,” says Champagne.The reward has created a lot of interest, he says in between phone calls and media interviews. While Champagne is glad no one was in the store at the time, he wants the criminal caught.Although he isn’t yet sure how he will dole out a year’s worth of cheese, he promises the winner won’t run out of fresh cheese curds, maple smoked cheddar or jalapeno Monterey jack.“Hopefully we can catch this guy,” Champagne says.Reaction on social media to the reward varied from supportive to, well, cheesy.“He’s clearly not a very Gouda human,” said one reply on Instagram. “It’s Nacho cheese, dude! It’s @fromageriebothwell’s. I’m sure you’re feeling blue about the break-in and I hope you start feeling feta soon. Brie Strong.”Const. Rob Carver said police are investigating the break-in and the unusual reward could be helpful.“I think sometimes people need a little nudge to come forward.”Carver, a fan of Gorgonzola, said he also wishes he could crack the case.“I’m not eligible for the free cheese, but it would be great.”— By Chris Purdy in Edmontonlast_img read more