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RBS blames EU for 3,500 job losses

first_img whatsapp Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) yesterday blamed the EU for swingeing job cuts that will clear out 3,500 support staff.The bank released a statement pointing to EU rules for the cuts. A statement read: “We continue to make efficiencies across our business and adjust our plans in line with the divestments we have been required to make by the EU.”The fresh wave of efficiency savings follow 9,000 job losses last year. RBS had warned more cuts were on the way but the fresh figure is around a third higher than expected, largely due to the forced sale of 318 branches to Santander.City A.M. understands the losses will affect support staff, with IT staff bearing the brunt. No front-facing staff will lose their jobs.A small number of jobs –roughly 500 – will be outsourced abroad.The bank’s biggest union Unite yesterday branded the job cuts a “horror story”.Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer said: “It will be a specially bitter pill for staff to swallow as RBS has decided to move some of the jobs abroad to the Far East, India and America.“Just three weeks ago staff were boosted to hear of the £1.1bn half year profit yet today thousands of them are told that they have no future at the bank.“Unite is appalled that this 84 per cent tax payer supported institution has since 2009 under the banner of a strategic review cut 21,500 staff.“The scale of the cuts announced today beggars belief and staff across the country today will be left reeling from this news.” Thursday 2 September 2010 8:38 pm KCS-content Show Comments ▼ RBS blames EU for 3,500 job losses center_img The bank responded that job cuts are “the most difficult part of our work” and said it would continue to support those affected. whatsapp Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Spanish iGaming Dashboard – Q1 2019

first_img Spanish iGaming Dashboard – Q1 2019 Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Slots Spain’s online gambling market enjoyed a strong first quarter, with February in particular a standout, driven by the strong performance of the sports betting vertical.  Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Bingo 7th June 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Spain’s online gambling market enjoyed a strong first quarter, with February in particular a standout, driven by the strong performance of the sports betting vertical.iGaming Business and Ficom Leisure are pleased to present the Spain iGaming Dashboard, providing revenue, product and player metrics on the dot.es regulated market.The data is updated quarterly following the official release of the figures by Spanish regulator the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ).Spain’s regulated online gambling market enjoyed a strong start to 2019, with revenue for the three months ended March 31 rising 20.1% year-on-year to €193.3m (£170.9m/$216.2m).Growth was driven by sports betting, which accounted for €81.7m of revenue, a rise of 26.6% from Q1 2018. Casino also performed strongly over the period, with revenue up 20.2% to €67.1m.Looking at three months of the quarter, February proved to be the stronger month, with total revenue amounting to €70.8m. This was predominantly due to a stellar month for sports betting, which accounted for €41.9m (59.2%) of the month’s total.This marked a significant improvement on the vertical’s €27.2m total for January, though it failed to maintain this performance in March, when revenue declined to €31.8m.Casino, meanwhile, enjoyed its strongest month in March, when revenue hit €24.5m, the largest monthly total since Spain regulated online gambling.Poker, on the other hand, continues to struggle, largely due to the weak performance of cash games, with revenue fluctuating around €2.5m over Q1, having never broken the €3m barrier since the market regulated.Tournament entry fees proved more robust, with revenue topping €4m for each month, though steadily declining from a high of €5.0m in January. This figure was the highest reported since Ficom began providing the in-depth coverage of the Spanish market in 2016.Ficom Leisure also provides exclusive monthly estimates on the Italian online market in the Italy iGaming Dashboard, including operator market shares across casino, sports betting and poker.It also provides monthly estimates on New Jersey in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, as well as quarterly estimates on Denmark in the Denmark iGaming Dashboard and Portugal in the Portugal iGaming Dashboard.European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure is a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgCapital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Oil Plc (CAPOIL.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCapital Oil Plc is a petroleum marketing company operating in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. The company sources and supplies a wide range of petroleum products including industrial supplies, automotive gas oil, premium motor spirit, dual purpose kerosene, liquefied petroleum gas bottling, lubricants and chemicals. Capoil imports automotive gas oil in commercial quantity for the industrial and retail sector. The company has a 14-metric ton LPG plant in Ogun state in Nigeria and a 10-metric ton LPG in the Ogun state. Capital Oil Plc was rescued from near collapse in 2012 and has gone through a major turnaround exercise; profitability was restored and value to shareholders was restored. The company has 11 service outlets which were reactivated and are profitable. Capital Oil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Capital Oil is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Journalist Jorge Carrasco Taracena turns up safe and well one month after he went missing

first_img June 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Jorge Carrasco Taracena turns up safe and well one month after he went missing 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further News Journalist Jorge Carrasco Taracena, of privately-owned national channel, Televisa, who was reported missing on 30 April, turned up safe and well on 26 May at the Lost and Missing Persons Attention Centre (CAPEA), the federal public ministry responsible for the centre, said on 30 May. The crime reporter, whose disappearance was reported on the station’s evening news bulletin on 6 May, declined to give any reasons for his prolonged absence, nor to specify if they were linked to his work. Reporters Without Borders, which tried unsuccessfully to contact the journalist, welcomes the news of his reappearance, while continuing to wonder about the circumstances and motive for his absence._____________________________________09.05 – Televisa reporter missing in Mexico City for more than a weekReporters Without Borders is very worried about the disappearance of Jorge Carrasco Taracena, a crime reporter for the privately-owned national TV station Televisa, who went missing in Mexico City on 30 April amid an increase in violence related to drug trafficking.“So there is no evidence that Carrasco’s disappearance is linked to his work as a journalist, but the fact that he specialised in sensitive stories would make him a likely target,” the press freedom organisation said. “We fear the worst after more than a week without any ransom demand or message claiming responsibility, or any message from the victim.”Reporters Without Borders added : “Investigators should examine the possibility that this is work-related and, until other evidence comes to light, police anti-kidnapping units should deploy all necessary resources to look for him.”Televisa reported Carrasco’s disappearance during its main news programme on 6 May. It said he was seen for the last time on the morning of 30 April at Televisa headquarters. Carrasco’s job was to go around Mexico City at night covering police operations and crime.So far there is no hard evidence that Carrasco was kidnapped but an unofficial source said an anonymous caller told the federal prosecutor’s office he was forced into a pickup.Carrasco’s disappearance comes almost exactly a year after journalists Gerardo Paredes and Gamaliel López of TV Azteca Noroeste went missing on 10 May 2007 in Monterrey (in the northern state of Nuevo León). Reporters Without Borders has recorded nine case of journalists going missing in Mexico since 2000.Televisa lost another reporter amid a similar surge in violence linked to organised crime just over a year ago, when its correspondent in the southern city of Acapulco, Amado Ramírez, was gunned down on an Acapulco street on 6 April 2007. The murder has still not been solved and the investigation has been marred by irregularities. MexicoAmericas center_img MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts Reports News May 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Mexico April 28, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Bicycle infrastructure inadequate for local commuters

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerickTransportVideoBicycle infrastructure inadequate for local commutersBy Editor – January 11, 2019 1157 WhatsApp TAGSbicyclebicycle infrastructureColbert Stationcommutecyclingdevelopmentlimerickpublic transportTransport Twitter Print Facebook Email POSTPONED: 2020 Rás Tailteann delayed until 2021 Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s Oisin O’Callaghan Claims World Title In Salzburg Previous articleThe Breakdown EP80: Gloucester V Munster preview & Conor Murray address injury rumoursNext articleWATCH Johann van Graan on the challenge his side face against Gloucester Editor Billions of euro needed to bring Colbert Quarter plan to reality Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures New train times for travel between Limerick and Heuston Station THE cycling infrastructure in Limerick City is inadequate and requires significant development, according to local election candidate Elisa O’Donovan.Ms O’Donovan, who will represent the Social Democrats in next May’s election, said that there has been no significant improvement to the Coca Cola bike sharing scheme since it was introduced in 2013.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She described the current infrastructure as “handy” but said that it was deteriorating due to a lack of upkeep.“The bike scheme was such a positive part of the transport infrastructure when it first started five years ago. There really doesn’t seem to be any commitment at either national or local level to its upkeep.”Ms O’Donovan added that the National Transport Authority had given a commitment last year that the bicycle stand at Colbert Station would be reopened.“They also said that they would open one at LIT in Moylish and also reopen the stand at King’s Island.The infrastructure was supposed to be renewed in April but hasn’t happened”, she said.She maintains that public transport in Limerick is unreliable and the lack of cycling infrastructure means that private cars are the only sure method of commuting.“We really need to be designing projects around pedestrians first, cyclists second and cars third. The current projects do not encourage people to cycle and that is what we need to be doing in Limerick.”“Limerick needs to invest in inexpensive transport to attract workers to the city. Cycling is value for money when you invest in proper infrastructure. Our car-dependent society is costing us a lot of money.”She added that cycling also has its health benefits, but above all is a cheap method of transport that everyone can afford.“We really need to be encouraging people to cycle. We need contraflow cycle lanes and to make cycling and walking the easy choice whereas driving is the easy choice at the moment.” More space needed for cyclists and pedestrianslast_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Examining the Climate’s Impact on Housing Infrastructure

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Andrew N. Mais Ariadna M. Godreau-Aubert Green Neighborhoods Act House Financial Services Committee National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) National Flood Program Reauthorization Act of 2021 Reforming Disaster Recovery Act Rodney Ellis Shelley Poticha U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago April 30, 2021 731 Views It will be a busy week for the House Financial Services Committee, as they will hold two virtual hearings dealing with the housing market.Up first on Tuesday, May 4 at noon EDT, the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance will host the virtual hearing “Built to Last: Examining Housing Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.” With the nation’s housing infrastructure vulnerable to the growing costs of climate and weather disasters, the need for maintenance and repair is key.According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, increases in the global average temperature are linked to “widespread changes in weather patterns,” and studies have shown that climate change caused by humans will likely lead to more frequent and intense extreme weather events. As a result, many homes in disaster-stricken areas are lost due to a lack of resilient design and poor structural siting.Among the witnesses scheduled to speak are Rodney Ellis, Commissioner of Harris County, Texas; Ariadna M. Godreau-Aubert, Executive Director of Ayuda Legal Puerto Rico; Andrew N. Mais, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Insurance; and Shelley Poticha, Chief Climate Strategist for the National Resources Defense Council.The panel will chat about measures being taken to address areas vulnerable to climate change and the status of three key housing and climate related pieces of legislation, including:The “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act” involving the permanent authorization and reformation of the CDBG-Disaster Recovery Program.The “National Flood Program Reauthorization Act of 2021” to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, enacting a number of reforms to place the NFIP on sound financial footing and make the program more resilient, institute a cap on premium increases of 9% per year, and forgive more than $20 billion in NFIP debt.The “Green Neighborhoods Act,” legislation to encourage energy-efficiency, conservation, and the development of renewable energy sources for housing, and to create sustainable communities.On Friday, May 7 at noon EDT, the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence will host a virtual meeting, “Equitable Algorithms: How Human-Centered AI Can Address Systemic Racism and Racial Justice in Housing and Financial Services.” Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have impacted all aspects of our daily lives. Will AI be able to close the racial divide in housing and finance industry? A panel of witnesses to be named will take a closer look at this issue and suggest remedies to the dilemma.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:MBA Forbearance and Call Volume Survey (Monday)CoreLogic HPI Report (Tuesday)MBA Weekly Applications Survey (Wednesday)Realtor.com Weekly Housing Market Recap (Wednesday)Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey (Thursday)U.S. Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report (Thursday)Black Knight weekly forbearance data (Friday) Share Save  Print This Post About Author: Eric C. Peck Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Examining the Climate’s Impact on Housing Infrastructure Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Examining the Climate’s Impact on Housing Infrastructure Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 1 day ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Andrew N. Mais Ariadna M. Godreau-Aubert Green Neighborhoods Act House Financial Services Committee National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) National Flood Program Reauthorization Act of 2021 Reforming Disaster Recovery Act Rodney Ellis Shelley Poticha U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2021-04-30 Eric C. Peck Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Previous: Economist Expresses Concern About Housing Affordability Next: Quarterly Gains Reported by Fannie and Freddie Subscribelast_img read more

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Delhi HC Stays Centre’s Directions To FSSAI Prohibiting Blending of Mustard Oil [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Stays Centre’s Directions To FSSAI Prohibiting Blending of Mustard Oil [Read Order] Karan Tripathi1 Oct 2020 4:54 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has stayed the directions issued by the Central Government to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India prohibiting the blending of mustard oil. The Single Bench of Justice Navin Chawla has stayed the operation of the said directions till December 18. The order has come in a writ petition moved by BR Oil Industries Limited challenging the directions issued by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has stayed the directions issued by the Central Government to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India prohibiting the blending of mustard oil. The Single Bench of Justice Navin Chawla has stayed the operation of the said directions till December 18. The order has come in a writ petition moved by BR Oil Industries Limited challenging the directions issued by the Central Government to prohibit the blending of mustard oil with other vegetable oils. By its order dated September 23, the Central Government issued directions to the FSSAI, asking it to prohibit the blending of mustard oil with other vegetable oils and only permit the sale of pure mustard oil in public interest. Despite admitting that the Draft Regulations on this matter are in the process of being notified, the government decided to operationalise the guidelines from October 01. Contesting the same, the Petitioner submitted that the provisions of Sections 92 and 93 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, cannot be circumvented by the respondents in this manner. While relying on the judgment of the Bombay High Court in Vital Nutraceuticals Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. v. Union of India the court stayed the said directions of the Central Government till the next date of hearing. The Petitioner in this case was represented by Advocates RK Sanghi, Satyendra Kumar, and Ishan Sanghi.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Curtain goes up on Pioneer Museum’s biennial quilt show

first_img “This feather quilt was made around 1775 by the grandmother of Mrs. Sam Passmore,” Tatom said as she pointed to the quilt-covered bed. “It was made in South Carolina and brought to Monticello here in Pike County in the late 1820s.  The story is that Mrs. Passmore stood and watched as the Indians were drive westward.”Tatom said the quilt was donated to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama by Lois Self Whatley and Emmie Self Henderson granddaughters of Mrs. Passmore.“The Pioneer Museum of Alabama has a large collection of quilts thanks to those who have donated their family quilts,” Tatom said. “The many quilts in the museum’s inventory are a part of this year’s quilt show which totals more than 75 quilts that are displayed throughout the museum.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Pitching, timely hitting leads to a hot start for Goshen After starting their season later than most, the Goshen baseball team has gotten off to a fast start. The Eagles… read more Latest Stories Curtain goes up on Pioneer Museum’s biennial quilt show Book Nook to reopen Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Imagine an early morning frost and a farm family standing by the roadside. Imagine a young woman with a quilt wrapped about her shoulders as she watched the Native Americans being driven westward by the soldiers. The year was around 1832.That is one of the many stories that are told in patchwork fashion at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama’s Biennial Quilt Show that runs through April 3.Barbara Tatom, museum director, said every quilt has a story, some told and, for others, the stories have been lost to time. Published 9:11 pm Friday, March 12, 2021 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Deborah Huggins-Davis, from left, Barbara Tatom, Pioneer Museum of Alabama director, and Virginia Sanders discuss quilt patterns that include museum inventory and donated quilts. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip “The quilt is made in the style of the African Americans of the area,” Tatom said. “The quilt was displayed at the Florida Museum of History and documented as a Florida Heritage Quilt and given the number 45 QC 63.”Quilts are a part of America’s heritage and were once used as bedcovers to keep people warm. They were also used over windows and around doors to keep out the cold and wind, Tatom saidQuilts were used as play pallets for the children while their parents worked in the fields. Young women would often make a quilt for their hope chests and older women would make coffin or burial quilts for their loves ones or to donate to the church for use at funeral services.The coffin quilts were most often made of dark-colored scraps.Tatom said the Pioneer Museum of Alabama has a large number of quilts made from dark cloth in its inventory. However, some of the quilts are made from what appears to be expensive material and ornate trimming, indicating that the quilts, perhaps, belonged to more affluent families.The most popular quilt pattern of the early American days was the crazy quilt because the quilt squares were made from different materials, usually rescued material from clothing that had been worn almost to rags. The log cabin pattern was also popular, along with the bear paws, wedding ring, star, flying geese and the bow tie.Tatom said it is fun and interesting for visitors to the quilt show to identify the different pat-terns and the variations of those patterns.Then there are quilts that just stand alone, so to speak, Tatom said, indication one quilt that was obviously well used and faded colorless.“Someone had stitched pictures on the quilt of animals, campfires, wagon and pioneer women and children,” she said. “Every quilt has a story. I wish we knew all the stories behind the quilts in the show but, even though we don’t, we can enjoy the art of quilt-making as exhibited in the 2021 Pioneer Museum of Alabama Quilt Show. The many different styles, patterns and colors bring the museum to life. The quilts add a whole different dimension to the museum and enhance many of the other exhibits. Tatom said the Egyptian Sunburst quilt was donated by Annie Crawford Faulk and Sarah Eliza-beth Faulk, great-granddaughters of the quilt maker.“The Egyptian Sunburst quilt was made in the late 1850s to the early 1900s,” Tatom said. “It is a beautiful and colorful quilt with intricate piecework and decorative stitching on the field.”Susan Mease of Westchester, Pennsylvania donated a quilt that belonged to her great-grandmother, Catherine Wilkes Chesser, who was born March 31, 1863 and died May 25, 1899.She was the wife of James Lafayette Wilkes born in Petrey and she is buried in the Petrey Cemetery.last_img read more

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Melting of floating ice and sea level rise

first_img[1] Contrary to popular belief, the melting of floating ice (in the form of ice shelves, icebergs and sea ice) may have a non-zero impact on sea level. This is because the melting process cools and dilutes the oceans on average, and unless these opposing effects exactly balance each other there will be a net change in the ocean density. We discuss how these subtle effects can be quantified and put bounds on the potential sea level rise associated with melting of the ice masses that are currently afloat in the world’s oceans.last_img

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UFC star Connor McGregor tweets he’s retiring from mixed martial arts

first_img Written by March 26, 2019 /Sports News – National UFC star Connor McGregor tweets he’s retiring from mixed martial arts Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019In a text, UFC President Dana White told ESPN he believes McGregor’s announcement is legitimate.“He has the money to retire, and his [Proper 12] whiskey is KILLIN it,” White texted. “It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too. He’s retiring from fighting. Not from working. The whiskey will keep him busy, and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on.”This isn’t the first time McGregor, 30, has announced he’s retiring from the sport. He did so back in 2016, tweeting, “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”The fighter was back in the Octagon a month later. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailJoe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Connor McGregor announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he is retiring from mixed martial arts.“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today,” the Ultimate Fighting Championship star tweeted. “I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!” Beau Lundlast_img read more

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