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Pattaya Thursday Pool League

Pattaya Thursday Pool League

first_imgResults: Blue Moonies 7 – 8 Moonies Kitchen, Diva Sport 6 – 9 Maya Bar, GB Retox Outback Bar 5 – 10 Mucky Duck, Honeypot 13 – 2 Mary Lou’s, Moonies Magnet 10 – 5 Black Moonies, Old Bill CID 7 – 8 Diva Angels, Rose and Crown 12 – 3 Loft Resort Retox Outback Bar141103123873622 Diva Sport141004118922620 Old Bill CID14401097113-168 Roseand Crown14707106104214 Mucky Duck14707115952014 Results & Standings Feb. 15 (week 14) Mary Lou’s14806109101816 Blue Moonies1340991104-138 Maya Bar1460894116-2212 Blue Moose1260695851012 Moonies Kitchen13904122734918 Honeypot141400154569828 Ponderosa125078199-1810 Black Moonies141202128824624 Pride1380510194716 Niftys1120964101-374 Moonies Magnet14401087123-368 Diva Angels14401088122-348 Loft Resort14001442168-1260 TeamPWDLFA+/-Pts.last_img read more

Referees want sufficient security provided for games

Referees want sufficient security provided for games

first_imgBefore the brawl last Saturday at the Sir John Guise stadium during the game between the Mt Hagen Eagles and the Agmark Rabaul Gurias, the referees expressed their disappointment on the incident and urged the Digicel Cup Board to take responsibility in providing strong security on grounds during games.Referees director in PNG Joe Peregua said, this is not the first incident that our men had faced with such violent behaviour from the supporters and the players and team officials.“We have encountered four similar incidents so far and some of which are very serious that my officers got beaten, stoned and even threatened and sliced with bush knives by supporters,” he said.Adding that, three of the four incidents happen on the field of play while one happened outside of the field.One of the referees, Robin Talopa said he was one of the victims who escaped death during the recent game between Mendi Muruks and Mt Hagen Eagles two months ago in Minj in Western Highlands where he was stoned, threatened and nicked by sharp bushknife but managed to escape.“I have also written my incident reports and to be insured by the PNGNRL but to date nothing has been done,” he added.Talopa expressed his disappointment saying that security on ground to safe guard his safety was very poor knowing that any professional rugby match in the Highlands is not safe.However, the referees are now calling on the responsible committees to provide tougher security on ground where rugby league matches especially the Digicel Cup matches are played.The referees are still awaiting the judiciary decisions on last week’s incident before deciding on whether to take the grand final match or not.last_img read more

Diamond Access Road gets street lights

Diamond Access Road gets street lights

first_imgThe Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) has install streetlights along the Diamond Access Road, East Bank Demerara, and works have already begun to extend lighting to the community of Mocha.In mid-April, the MPI announced that 100 streetlights will be installed along the access roads of Mocha and Diamond on the EBD. While the initial plan had been to install 50 new streetlights in each community, this figure was increased and instead 73 streetlights were recently installed in Diamond after two weeks of works.The Diamond Access RoadAt least 50 streetlights are slated for Mocha and works have begun and are expected to be completed in two weeks.The installation works in Diamond saw MPI officials using existing poles to facilitate the new lights. A similar approach will be taken in Mocha but officials are also seeking to install new posts to close the gap between streetlights.It is expected that the newly installed streetlights will heighten security in these areas as well as reduce the likelihood of road accidents.Further, the Ministry plans to move its lighting project to the Corentyne Coast following the completion of the project in Mocha.last_img read more

Northeast B.C. unemployment percentage rises to 7.4 for July

Northeast B.C. unemployment percentage rises to 7.4 for July

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stats Canada released their July unemployment numbers today which saw Northeast B.C. on top of the list.According to the survey, Northeast B.C. has a 7.4 percent unemployment rate, 1.4 percent higher than the next closest, the Thompson Okanagan.The survey stated that Northeast B.C. has an estimated labour force of 43,500 workers, 3,200 of which are unemployed. This time last year the regions unemployment rate was at 6.6 percent with 40,800 people in the workforce.- Advertisement -Last month the workforce saw an increase of 600 workers while the number of unemployed also rose by 200.The unemployment percentages for all of B.C. is shown below:Northeast B.C.: 7.4 percentThompson-Okanagan: 6.0 percentKootneys: 6.0 percentNorth Coast and Nechako: 5.8 percentVancouver Island: 4.6 percentLower Mainland: 4.5 percentFor information on the national statistics visit StatsCanada.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Angels prep for Boston with A’s

Angels prep for Boston with A’s

first_imgOn a night John Lackey moved into the American League ERA lead, the Angels’ postseason schedule became much more clear. Seven shutout innings in Friday’s 2-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics lowered Lackey’s ERA to 3.01, five points ahead of Cleveland’s Fausto Carmona, who is not scheduled to pitch again in the regular season. A trip to Fenway Park for the postseason became official once a New York Yankees defeat gave the American League East title to the Boston Red Sox, and an Indians victory gave Cleveland no worse than a tie for the best record in the AL. “We’re going to have to play there anyway, so why not now?” Lackey said. “I know I’ll be there. I’ll show up. We do have some guys who could use an extra day off though.” The final question remaining is what day the Angels’ AL Division Series will open. Whoever clinches the AL’s best record gets to decide if they want to begin their ALDS on Wednesday or Thursday. BASEBALL: Lackey appears primed for postseason trip east, shutting down Oakland. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER OAKLAND – Pack the ice packs and the aspirin, the ailing Angels are headed to Boston. The Angels were 2-5 against the Red Sox in Boston and took two of three against them in Anaheim. “We held our own in their park,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “They’re a dynamic offensive club with a terrific pitching staff. We have the confidence that we can play with them, or anyone else in our league. For us, it’s more in-house. It’s just getting into our game.” Now if only the Angels can get healthy in time to give the Red Sox a fair fight. Gary Matthews Jr. and Vladimir Guerrero have been the latest to fight their way back from pain and neither played in the field in the opener of the final series of the regular season. Chone Figgins also looked to be playing in pain Friday. Matthews, who strained his left knee Wednesday, underwent an MRI on Thursday and the results announced Friday confirmed the original diagnoses of patella tendinitis. Matthews will try to play Sunday and is confident he will be on the field when the playoffs begin. “I’ve got some flexibility back and now is going to be about figuring out how much pain I can play with and when it’s going to be ready,” said Matthews, who added he was encouraged by the progress he has made in the last two days. Guerrero, who has not played in the outfield since Sept. 4 because of an inflamed right triceps, had his third throwing session of the road trip. “We’re going to get through these next couple days,” Scioscia said when asked if Guerrero would play right field in the playoffs. “There has to be an improvement for you to really say you’re optimistic. It’s not like it’s so remote. I think there’s a possibility, but it’s tough to say right now.” Guerrero hasn’t been a liability as the designated hitter, and did have a home run Friday. But if Guerrero was playing in right field, it would open more options at DH. “If Vlad is swinging the bat and crushing the ball, it’s not going to handcuff us,” Scioscia said. “The issue we have is really, it hurts some of our offensive flexibility when one guy is locked in there the way our team has evolved.” The latest health issue might be with Figgins. He appeared to re-injure his left wrist when he banged it into the left shin guard of A’s catcher Kurt Suzuki while scoring in the first inning. The wrist also appeared to give him trouble while making a diving attempt at Mark Ellis’ infield single. At least Lackey (19-9) looks healthy as he was all business in his final tune-up for the playoffs. The right-hander gave up just two hits and didn’t allow a run over seven innings. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Game on in Lavezzi chase as Italian giants confirm interest in Arsenal and Liverpool target

Game on in Lavezzi chase as Italian giants confirm interest in Arsenal and Liverpool target

first_img Ezequiel Lavezzi Inter Milan have confirmed their interest in Arsenal and Liverpool target Ezequiel Lavezzi.The winger’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer and as a result he is expected to leave the club in January.Arsenal and Liverpool have scouted the 30-year-old, while Barcelona and Juventus are also reportedly keen.However, Inter Milan have now thrown their hat in the ring after their sporting director, Piero Ausilio, admitted the Italian club admire the Argentina international.“This summer, we tried to sign him [Lavezzi],” Ausilio told Gazzetta dello Sport.“We were looking for an attacker, but we finally went for Adem Ljajic. There was little chance to sign Lavezzi, he wanted to play Champions League football.“It was a very expensive-looking transfer, we will see what will happen.” 1last_img read more

Man to be sentenced after pleading guilty to shop robbery

Man to be sentenced after pleading guilty to shop robbery

first_imgA man has pleaded guilty to robbing a shop in Muff.Francis McDonagh appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday where he was charged with robbery at Harkin’s Shop in the Inishowen town on June 5th last year. A total of €450 in cash and other goods was taken during the robbery.McDonagh, 41, of College Row, Letterkenny, also pleaded guilty to using force on the shop assistant.The case was adjourned until next week when McDonagh, who is currently in custody, will be sentenced.The victim in the case is also expected to give evidence to the court.Man to be sentenced after pleading guilty to shop robbery was last modified: April 26th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFrancis McDonaghmuffrobberylast_img read more

September 2019 User Experience and Web Professional Events

September 2019 User Experience and Web Professional Events

first_imgWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan?Find out in my monthly events calendar!If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers.And it takes time to find interesting local events.That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web professionals events for our area.I include events open to the public in my calendar; no need to join a group to find out what their event is about. In this month’s calendar of events, you’ll find a slew of Detroit Month of Design events, a talk about the latest updates in Google Search Console, free intro to coding workshops, and more.While I don’t attend every event on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. I’d love to meet you. When you see me, stop by and say hi!Detroit Month of DesignDate: Various events, workshops, discussions throughout September 2018Location: Throughout the city of DetroitCost: Free and paid events. Check the Detroit Month of Design schedule. Celebrating Detroit’s designation as a UNESCO City of Design, the Detroit Month of Design returns with partner organizations hosting events throughout Detroit. There’s an event every day, and many days have multiple events. You’ll find panel discussions, lectures, film premieres, workshops, jam sessions, installations, happy hours, an evening gala, and more. Free Intro to Coding WorkshopDate: September 9 2019 at 6:00pmLocation: Altimetrik Collider in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Altimetrik Collider)Cost: Free, pre-registration requiredHosted by Shift_Up Detroit, their free Intro to Coding Workshop is designed for beginners and will include an introduction to HTML. Free Intro to Coding WorkshopDate: September 10 2019 at 6:30pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $25.00, pre-registration requiredIt’s a month for intro to coding workshops! At the Grand Circus hosted workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn basic programming terminology as well as practice basic programming ideas.No coding experience required. How to Build a Writing CareerDate: September 10 2019 at 7:00pmLocation: Detroit Writing Room in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Detroit Writing Room)Cost: $25.00, pre-registration requiredJoin the The Detroit Writing Room for an evening with writer and editor Lisa Howard as she shares tips on making writing your career. Whether you’re looking to find your writing niche or diversify your income streams, Howard will offer strategies to take the next steps to develop your brand and message. Microaggressions in the WorkplaceDate: September 10, 2019 at 6:30pmLocation: Atomic Object in Ann Arbor, Michigan (map and directions to Atomic Object)Cost: $5.00, pre-registration requiredAt this month’s tech[inclusive] meetup, Megan Boczar will talk about how to recognize microaggressions, how to deal with them, and how to correct them. Whether you’re the recipient, the supplier, or someone who’s passing by, you’ll walk away with being more conscious about the way we treat each other. Google Search Console: A Refresher on the RefreshDate: September 23, 2019 at 6:30pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $5.00, pre-registration requiredOur Refresh Detroit and Metro Detroit WordPress groups have partnered together to host an evening focused on the latest updates to Google Search Console.We’re excited to have Hubert Sawyers as our guest speaker talking about the five major changes in Google Search Console, why the changes are significant, and why you should use Google Search Console in your digital marketing work. Share EventsIt’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. If you know of other public events that aren’t on the list, share them in the comments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedAugust 2016 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio? If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find…In “Calendar”October 2019 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan? Find out in my monthly events calendar! If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it…In “Calendar”August 2019 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhat user experience (UX) and web professional events are happening this month in southeast Michigan? Find out in my monthly events calendar! If you work on the web, you know it’s a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it…In “Calendar”last_img read more

House Lawmakers Grill NIH Leaders on ‘Translational’ Spending

House Lawmakers Grill NIH Leaders on ‘Translational’ Spending

first_imgNational Institutes of Health (NIH) officials faced tough questions from a House of Representatives panel today about their desire to slash a program for states with relatively little NIH funding while giving a hefty increase to a new center aimed at speeding drug development. The House panel also heard clashing views from witnesses about the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The setting was a hearing held by the House Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services, and education to discuss NIH’s proposed 2013 budget—frozen at $31 billion—as well as NCATS, which Congress signed off on in December. Panel chair Denny Rehberg (R-MT) reminded NIH Director Francis Collins and acting NCATS director Thomas Insel that while he now supports NCATS, he wasn’t happy with its hurried creation, which caused an uproar among scientists last year: “It’s no secret that I didn’t necessarily like the way NCATS came about.” Rehberg emphasized that Congress did not give NCATS the authority to “compete with industry or become a drug development organization.” He also expressed concern about a shift away from basic research, now about 55% of NIH’s budget. Collins assured him that he does not expect that figure to change. 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Collins explained that Congress gave IDeA an extra $50 million this year, an increase that NIH views as “a much needed one time boost.” The agency wants to use that money in 2013 for other priorities. Rehberg disagreed: “We did not suggest … that these were 1-year funds,” he said. And he and several other lawmakers from IDeA states suggested that the money cut from IDeA appears to be going to NCATS. “It does cut one place and add another,” said Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). Collins demurred: “Those are not the same dollars that just got moved from one box to another. This is part of a big overall plan to figure out where the scientific opportunities are most pressing,” he said. Only a few panelists discussed the overall budget picture for NIH; adjusted for inflation, it has now been flat for a decade. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) hearkened back to the late 1990s when Congress decided to double NIH’s budget over 5 years. “That ought to be our goal again,” she said. And Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) said she’s pushing for $32 billion for NIH in 2013. DeLauro also asked what would happen in the worst-case scenario, if Congress fails to agree on a plan to cut the federal deficit and NIH is hit with a mandatory budget cut of $2.5 billion. “It would be devastating,” Collins said. Later in the hearing, several witnesses explained their views on NCATs. Roy Vagelos, a former Merck CEO and chair of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, argued that what industry needs from NIH is not this new center, but basic research. Although certain things NCATS wants to do, such as improving toxicology tests, could be “helpful,” they “are not the limiting issues in the development of new drugs,” he said. He would prefer that the new money for NCATS go to young scientists. The 17% success rate they now face when seeking their first research grant is “is a direction for disaster,” said Vagelos, who was also appearing as an adviser to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. But two other witnesses lauded the creation of NCATS. Scott Koenig, CEO of the biotech Macrogenetics who spoke for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, said NCATS could “fill gaps” in areas that are not priorities for industry, such as predictive toxicology and finding new disease biomarkers. And Todd Scherer, CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, said NIH could help industry by prioritizing new targets. Another contentious proposal in NIH’s 2013 budget, a change in design and 15% cut for the $193 Million National Children’s Study, came up only in Rehberg’s opening remarks. “Transparent discussion is needed to ensure the proposed changes do not undermine the scientific value of the study,” he said.last_img read more

Rapid melting of Greenland glacier could raise sea levels for decades

Rapid melting of Greenland glacier could raise sea levels for decades

first_imgBeneath the calm, white surface of Greenland, rivers of ice are flowing into the ocean—and some are moving very fast indeed. The speedy glaciers on the island’s warmer west coast, shedding kilometers of ice into the sea each year as warm ocean waters under-mine them, have raised the most alarm about potential sea level rise. But a much bigger glacier is now on the move in Greenland’s remote 
northeast—and a new study suggests it’s likely to continue its rush to the sea for decades to come.The vulnerable glacier, part of a broader flow of ice called the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream, shows that yet another region of Greenland is feeling the effects of warming oceans. “Until fairly recently, we’ve seen the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream as a cold, re-mote feature that wasn’t likely to do anything interesting,” says Ben Smith, a glaciologist at the University of Washington, Seattle, who was not involved in the study. But as Jeremie Mouginot of the University of California (UC), Irvine, lead author of the new paper published online in Science today, explains, “It’s one more side of Greenland that’s starting to lose mass … It’s like a boat that is taking on water from all sides.”Hundreds of fjords indent Greenland’s coastline, filled with glaciers ending in tongues of floating ice that periodically break off into chunks, or calve. The 600-kilometer-long Northeast Greenland Ice Stream is one of the island’s largest, draining 12% of the interior ice sheet. “It’s part of the central nervous system of Greenland,” says Eric Rignot, also of UC Irvine and a co-author on the paper. “You can see the trace of this ice stream all the way to the summit.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In 2002, a large chunk of one of the ice stream’s three terminating glaciers, 
Zachariæ Isstrøm, broke off. But even then, Smith says, “it wasn’t certain that the glacier would respond in any dramatic way.” However, in 2012, something appeared to kickstart the giant glacier. “In the last 3 years, it’s been going way faster than before,” moving at a rate of 2 kilometers per year, Mouginot says. Scientists wanted to know why.Compiling airborne and satellite data from six different space agencies—NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the Cana-dian Space Agency, and three European agencies—the team pieced together ice motions in the region over 40 years. “For the first 25 years, the glacier was stable,” Mouginot says. But from 2000 to 2012, it began to move more rapidly; and each year since 2012 it has sped up by about 125 meters per year. Meanwhile, increased melting is whittling away at the leading edge, where the ice meets the ocean, at a rate of about 2 kilometers per year. That’s several times slower than the speedy Jakobshavn glacier on the island’s west coast—but as Zachariæ Isstrøm continues to flow into the warmer ocean, Mouginot notes, “it has a huge potential” to spur sea level rise.What is going on under the ice, however, raises the most concern. Using satellite inter-ferometry, the team mapped how the ice bobbed with the tides to infer the point at which the ice floats free of the bedrock. Before 2012, they found, that “grounding line” re-mained stable, because the glacier was firmly anchored to the sea floor by an underwater rise, or sill. In that year, however, warm ocean waters under-mined the glacier far enough to detach it from the sill, they say. “It took a while to push it free of this anchor,” Rignot says, which allowed it to flow—and retreat—faster.The glacier is likely to continue to retreat at its current pace for another 20 to 30 years, he adds, based on the shape of the sea floor. On the inland side of the sill, the sea floor drops and forms a deep basin, into which relatively warm water can easily intrude. Even after the glacier retreats for about another 30 kilometers, reaching the inland end of that basin, a deep channel in the fjord will still let sea-water gnaw at the glacier from below.This work “compellingly” shows the glacier’s vulnerability, Smith says—but “figuring out what’s going to happen next is the challenge on the table now.” The  estimate of 
20 to 30 years of further grounding line retreat “may be a bit more specific than we can really be at this point,” he adds, noting that scientists still have a lot to learn about the warm Atlantic water melting the glacier from below.Rignot agrees that researchers need a lot more data about both the nearby sea floor and the ocean temperatures next to the glaciers. This summer, NASA began a 6-year project—called the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) study—to help close the gap. OMG aims to deploy robot probes to measure seawater temperatures around the coastline while airplanes measure the contours of the glaciers and ships trace the complex bathymetry of its fjords. A sharper picture should emerge of just how warming ocean waters are eating away at the island’s fringe of ice—and what the future holds.last_img read more

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