Choosing the future of Antarctica

first_imgWe present two narratives on the future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, from the perspective of an observer looking back from 2070. In the first scenario, greenhouse gas emissions remained unchecked, the climate continued to warm, and the policy response was ineffective; this had large ramifications in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, with worldwide impacts. In the second scenario, ambitious action was taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to establish policies that reduced anthropogenic pressure on the environment, slowing the rate of change in Antarctica. Choices made in the next decade will determine what trajectory is realized.last_img

Non-profit reveals new bedroom for young girl battling medical condition

first_img“You try to incorporate their needs and their wants to create that balanced space for them. We literally start from the ground up. We start with the flooring,” Smith said. “Everything else just falls into place. It’s amazing.” “Overwhelming. It always is. It doesn’t matter how many you do,” Smith said. “It’s extremely overwhelming, and what keeps you continuing to do projects like this.” Five-year-old Watson lives with hypotonia, a condition the causes low muscle tone, as well as developmental delays. “It is wonderful to see that you’re making their life just a little bit easier as they’re dealing with the challenges they’re dealing with,” said Kelly Smith, president of A Room To Heal. “The months that you spend, planning and prepping a room is worth every second when you see that child and that family walk into the room,” Smith said. “Not only are you making the child’s life easier, you’re also making the life of their family members easier giving them that space to heal in.” So as Watson spends her first night in the new space, Smith sat back in reflection. VESTAL (WBNG) – Layla Watson’s bedroom got a makeover on Saturday, as A Room To Heal helped create a safe healing space for her as she struggles with a serious medical condition.center_img As Watson continues her fight, the non-profit organization wanted to give her an area all to herself. Not long after, Smith got the idea of a ‘Frozen’-themed room. So when the reveal came, the ‘Frozen’ room didn’t keep the mood cold, but warmed it up instead. Smith and her team met with Watson’s parents, physical therapist and others to help better a better sense of what Watson could benefit from in a healing room. A Room To Heal additionally takes on one or two community projects a year, creating healing-based settings to reach a larger number of people.last_img read more

Eade on: Death and the minister

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Cameroon need four points to avoid doom – Broos

first_imgThe “Pharaohs” have six points and the “Black Stars” only one with upstarts Uganda between them on four.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah called up long-time campaigners like the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, and Asamoah Gyan, and also named five uncapped players.Egypt are away to Uganda Thursday in a repeat of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group match in Gabon won 1-0 by the north Africans thanks to a last-gasp Abdallah Said goal.Said is in the squad, and so is 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, as Egypt seek a win after losing the 2017 Nations Cup final to Cameroon and a 2019 qualifier in Tunisia.South Africa accept that hopes of a fourth World Cup appearance could hinge on defeating Cape Verde twice in Group D, starting in Praia Friday.Although an often windy national stadium can help the Cape Verdean “Blue Sharks”, they have lost competitive matches there against Morocco, Libya and Uganda since last year.Burkina Faso, who lead South Africa on goal difference, are away Saturday in Dakar to Senegal, whose formidable attack boasts in-form Liverpool winger Sadio Mane.Gabon will lack 2015 African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they host Group C pacesetters the Ivory Coast in Libreville Saturday.Asked why the Borussia Dortmund striker was missing, a Gabonese football official said: “The coach (Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho) has chosen players who were available.”Ivory Coast have four points, Gabon and Morocco two and Mali one with the Herve Renard-coached Moroccans hosting the Malians in Rabat Friday.Group A appears to be a straight fight between Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo after they defeated Guinea and Libya in previous rounds.The first top-of-the-table meeting is set for Friday in Rades and the Congolese will be handicapped by the absence of injured Everton flier Yannick Bolasie.Share on: WhatsApp Cameroon team at AFCONJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign is doomed if they do not take at least four points off Nigeria in back-to-back clashes.The Group B rivals meet in southeastern Nigerian city Uyo this Friday and in Cameroonian capital Yaounde three days later.Nigeria top the African “group of death” with six points after two rounds, African champions Cameroon have two and Zambia and Algeria one.“If we still want to have a chance of qualifying, we must take at least four points off Nigeria,” the Belgian told reporters.“Should we fail to achieve that target, I do not think it will be possible to qualify for Russia.”Broos is hoping for an away draw and a home victory — results that would reduce the gap between the countries to one point.The remaining two qualifying rounds are scheduled for October and November with only the five group winners in Africa securing places at the global football showcase.“My players need little or no reminding of how important the matches against Cameroon are,” said Germany-born Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.While Nigeria were fast out of the blocks late last year to defeat Zambia and Algeria, Cameroon did well to draw in Algeria only to be held at home by Zambia.Bottom-of-the-table Algeria dumped midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, a recent Galatasaray signing from West Ham United, for a must-win showdown with Zambia in Lusaka Saturday.Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria qualified for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments, but only one of the three countries can make it to Russia.Ayew celebrates at AFCON. Ghana will need similar magic in their must-win game against CongoGhana seek crucial pointsGhana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, host Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi Friday needing maximum points to have any realistic hope of overtaking Group E leaders Egypt.last_img read more

It’s express delivery as England Golf partners British Speedgolf

first_img24 Apr 2017 It’s express delivery as England Golf partners British Speedgolf England Golf is partnering British Speedgolf to promote the fast and fun version of the game as part of its Golf Express campaign. The partnership supports the aims of both organisations to get more people playing golf by attracting them with shorter, quicker formats of the game. Golf Express is England Golf’s national campaign to encourage busy people to play more often by promoting 9-hole golf and other short formats. Speedgolf also sets out to appeal to people who love golf but can’t find the time to play with work and family commitments – and who enjoy running and having fun. It offers a faster, more athletic version of golf, where a player can complete a full 18 holes in under 80 minutes, or 9 holes in under 40 minutes, by jogging between shots. The challenge is balancing the running pace with the ability to quickly and accurately play shots to get the lowest score possible. A Speedgolf score combines the sum of shots with the time taken to run the golf course. Shooting a round of 90 in a time of 70 minutes and 21 seconds gives a Speedgolf score of 160:21. Both Golf Express and British Speedgolf highlight the fitness benefits of the sport. A nine-hole round at walking pace can be fitted in to two hours and means players will walk two to three miles, take over 5000 steps and burn over 450 calories. Speedgolf also offers players an opportunity to have fun while improving their health and fitness. British Speedgolf is planning to showcase its format during England Golf Week in August with an event on the Bracken course at Woodhall Spa. Claire Hodgson, England Golf Head of Participation, said: “Golf Express and British Speedgolf are a perfect fit and this new partnership will help us to tell more people that golf is a fun and flexible game which really can fit into a busy lifestyle.” Pam Painter, British Speedgolf Co-Founder, added: “Speedgolf adds an athletic dimension to golf that enhances the fitness benefits of the sport. It is also a lot of fun and is designed to fit into our hectic 21st century lifestyles. “Speedgolf appeals to golfers of all abilities but is also attracting those from the running community, especially individuals who favour cross discipline sports.”   To learn more about Golf Express and to find 9-hole or other short format offers and a directory of facilities visit www.golfexpress9.org To learn more about British Speedgolf visit www.britishspeedgolf.co.uk Image courtesy British Speedgolflast_img read more

Thurston EDC Introduces New Board Of Director Executive Members

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is pleased to introduce Jace Munson as President, and Reid Bates, Vice President, of the Thurston EDC Board of Directors. Both commenced their position at the beginning of this year, for a 2-year term that runs through the end of 2014.“The EDC has a long history of strong Board leadership.  Both Jace and Reid possess a strong working knowledge of the Thurston County’s economy.  Jace has long been recognized as one of the region’s premier leaders in his economic sector, and brings a solid background in business and community development.  I am looking forward to working with Jace as our president – and I am confident that the EDC, with his leadership, will continue to see success in our efforts to recruit employment, retain our local business, and expand market opportunities,” says Michael Cade, Executive Director of the EDC.Jace Munson is the Principal and CEO of Berschauer Phillips Construction Company, a family-owned general contracting firm in Tumwater, WA. He has been with Berschauer Phillips for 18 years, and has extensive experience in general contracting and construction management services for private sector, governmental and public works clients. Mr. Munson has been a member of the Thurston EDC board since 2004.Reid Bates is the Managing Partner of Express Employment Professionals of Olympia, a recruiting and staffing firm in the South Puget Sound area. He has been with Express Employment for 6 years, and has extensive corporate management experience. He has been on the Thurston EDC board of Directors since 2010.We welcome both Mr. Munson and Mr. Bates to their respective roles, and look forward to their guidance as we continue our economic and community development work in Thurston County.last_img read more

Watch: Diego Maradona retakes Gimnasia job after two days of retirement

first_imgImage Courtesy: Sky Sports/Tele 13Advertisement 2dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs426wnWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4s( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2y6tWould you ever consider trying this?😱ggrkzCan your students do this? 🌚987naRoller skating! Powered by Firework Diego Maradona’s lengthy managerial career that started in 1994 was likely to end at his home country’s club Gimnasia de La Plata this year. A fallout with the club hierarchy regarding a presidency debate made the Argentina hall of fame to take the decision, but the supporters made him reconsider his post and in a span of just two days he returned to the dugout!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/Tele 13The 1998 FIFA World Cup winner, who took charge of Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in September 2019, announced the news on his Instagram, with a video of fans welcoming the Golden Boy back at the club with flags. Check out the clip below-Along with the video, the 59 year old stated in the caption that he was rejoiced to return to his post with El Lobo.“I am very happy to say that I am still the technical director of Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata. I want to thank the fans of the Wolf, and the players, because among all of us we finally got the political unity of the club. I hope they fulfill everything they promised me.Thank you for your messages, for the support, for yesterday’s mobilization, with 50 degrees of heat, and to the little boy who asked me “Ten, I came back!”. Come on Wolf, hold Gymnastics !!!”Gimnasia are presently positioned 22nd in the Superliga Argentina. Advertisementlast_img read more

Olympiacos Beats Panetolikos, 5-2

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares ATHENS – Olympiacos continued its romp toward lifting its 43rd league title by beating host Panetolikos 5-2 on April 10.Five players scored for the Greek  champion: Costas Fortounis in the 7th minute, Manuel de la Costa (30th), Seba (57th), Alan Pulido (69th) and Felipe Pardo (86th).Panetolikos scored two late consolation goals through Amr Warda (88th) and Leandro Kappel (90th).With one round left to play, Olympiakos stayed 25 points ahead of second-place AEK, a 2-0 winner over Panionios.Also, PAOK beat Levadiakos 2-0, Giannena defeated Platanias by the same score and Atromitos won 4-2 at last-place Kalloni.Iraklis beat host Panthrakikos 3-0, Xanthi drew 1-1 at Veria, and Asteras and Panathinaikos played to a scoreless draw.last_img