Surface meltwater impounded by seasonal englacial storage in West Greenland

first_imgThe delivery of surface meltwater through englacial drainage systems to the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet modulates ice flow through basal lubrication. Recent studies in Southeast Greenland have identified a perennial firn aquifer; however, there are few observations quantifying the input or residence time of water within the englacial system and it remains unknown whether water can be stored within solid ice. Using hourly stationary radar measurements, we present observations of englacial and episodic subglacial water in the ablation zone of Store Glacier in West Greenland. We find significant storage of meltwater in solid ice damaged by crevasses extending down to 48 m below the ice surface during the summer which is released or refrozen during winter. This is a significant hydrological component newly observed in the ablation zone of Greenland that could delay the delivery of meltwater to the bed, changing the ice dynamic response to surface meltwater.last_img read more

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Indiana Prosecutors Recognize Excellence In Criminal Justice

first_imgIndiana’s Attorney General-Elect Curtis T. Hill, Jr., was recipient of the Eugene “Shine” Feller Award from the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc., Monday, December 5 during the annual winter conference of Indiana prosecutors in Indianapolis. Mr. Feller was a career prosecutor and an early proponent of better training for prosecutors. The award in his honor recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions on behalf of prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement in the state of Indiana.Mr. Hill is presently serves as Elkhart County’s Prosecuting Attorney. He was nominated for the honor by Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards who cited Hill’s service to the people of Elkhart County and to his service to prosecutors in Indiana and, through his various roles with the National District Attorneys’ Association, his contributions to prosecutors around from the country. He is the first Indiana Attorney General in many years to be elected from the office of prosecutor and received the most votes of any candidate for any office in Indiana history.Scott County Prosecutor Jason M. Mount was recipient of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council’s Stephen J. Johnson Award. Named for IPAC’s former executive director who spent his entire 38-year career with the state agency, the award is presented to an individual who demonstrates the same level of professional dedication and excellence as did Johnson. Nominated by Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Chad Lewis, Prosecutor Mount demonstrated excellence in criminal justice. Additionally, he has been a community leader and a leader in the legal profession. While serving as a prosecutor, Mr. Mount has raised the public profile of Indiana prosecutors. He has been elected judge of Scott Circuit Court and will assume that office in January.The Prosecuting Attorneys Council also presented awards in the areas of legislative excellence, law enforcement, victim advocacy, and prosecutor’s office support. The Council also recognized Indiana prosecutors and staff members for 10, 20 and 30-year service. Award winners are:Law Enforcement – Anderson Police Officer Marty Dulworth and St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit Commander Tim Corbett.Nominated by Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings, Officer Marty Dulworth was wounded in the line of duty and his K-9 Kilo killed. Officer Dulworth subsequently lost his lower leg and wears a prosthesis. He is still an officer with the Anderson Police Department.Nominated by St. Joseph County Prosecutor Kenneth Cotter, Tim Corbett assumed command of the specialized unit following retirement from the South Bend Police Department. His unit has solved and seen prosecuted 85% of all assigned homicides. Subsequently, the prosecutor’s office has achieved a conviction rate in 95% of those cases.Legislative Excellence – Sen. Jean Leising and Rep. Tom Wasburne, nominated by Dearborn/Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard.Sen. Leising has been an ally of prosecutors and law enforcement in opposing the legalization of marijuana. She is a staunch advocate for public safety and includes prosecutors in the ongoing debate related to CBD/Hemp oil and marijuana.Rep. Washburne is chair of the House Courts and Criminal Code Committee. He has assisted in securing legislative criminal code fixes and has supported hearing of criminal code and public safety bills.Victim’s Advocate – Morgan County Prosecutor Steven Sonnega nominated Marlene Tyler-Black. She has worked tirelessly advocating for the rights of crime victims in Morgan County courts and within the community. She goes out of her way to talk and listen to victims, arrange for medical and counseling services, explain the protective order process, coordinate with shelters and has made “house calls” to victims when transportation was an issue.Kathy Faulkner Richey Award – Office managers Madonna Carroll of Hendricks County and Susan Sauer of Marshall County received awards in recognition of their tremendous service as office administrators. Kathy Faulkner Richey was office administrator for the IPAC for 38 years.Nominated by Hendricks County Prosecutor Patricia Baldwin, Madonna Carroll has been with the office for nearly 30 years, through explosive growth in the county and through a corresponding increase in the prosecutor’s office staff. Ms. Carroll has always set the standard by working outside of office hours at public safety events and by assisting crime victims.Nominated by Marshall County Prosecutor Nelson Chipman, Jr., Susan Sauer has survived management styles and organization of three different prosecutors and shoulders a tremendous amount of responsibility, all completed with consistently outstanding timeliness and with attention to detail. She recalls defendants, case facts, families, case resolutions and victims in Marshall County over the span of her career.Indiana prosecutors with more than 30 years of service were also honored. They include: Allen County Prosecutor Karen E. Richards (35 years), St. Joseph County Chief Deputy Thomas Sanders (30 years) and Tippecanoe County Deputy Prosecutor Timothy Kern (35 years).FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgNASCAR chose Darlington, the oldest speedway on the Cup circuit, as the safest place to restart the season after eight events were postponed. Sunday marked the first of 20 races across seven Southern states between now and June 21.GOLF-SEMINOLEMcIlroy has key shot in exhibition at SeminoleJUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy delivered the money shot in the TaylorMade Driving Relief exhibition that raised over $5 million for COVID-19 relief funds. With the match down to a closest-to-the-pin contest after regulation, McIlroy barely stayed on the shelf left of the pin, measured at 13 feet to beat Matthew Wolff’s attempt by five feet. The final carryover gave McIlroy and Dustin Johnson $1.85 million for the American Nurses Foundation.Wolff and Fowler made $1.15 million for the CDC Foundation. Fowler had seven birdies. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNASCAR-DARLINGTONHarvick wins at Darlington as NASCAR returns to tracksDARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick was the winner as NASCAR resumed its Cup schedule following a 10-week layoff. The warrant said Baker and Dunbar were attending the cookout Wednesday night when a fight broke out and Baker pulled out a handgun. Witnesses told investigators that Baker, Dunbar and two other men began robbing people of thousands of dollars, watches and other valuables.The players’ lawyers say they have witnesses who will clear them.NFL-BILLS PLAYER ARRESTEDBuffalo Bills player charged with drunken driving in TexasHOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver was arrested during a traffic stop in the Houston area and charged with drunken driving and illegally carrying a handgun. PGA Tour Charities allowed for online donations during the telecast, raising more than $1 million. The donations will continue until Tuesday.When the exhibition ended, more than $5.5 million had been pledged, starting with the $3 million guarantee from UnitedHeath Group.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSCal. State teams could play football as scheduledUNDATED (AP) — The California State University system’s plan for a mostly virtual fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t necessarily close the door on football at its three schools that play in the far-flung Mountain West Conference. Harvick took the lead from Alex Bowman on a late restart and pulled away over the final 30 laps at Darlington Raceway. Bowman finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin.Harvick is the only drive to finish in the top 10 in each of the Cup Series’ five races this season. He emerged from his car in victory lane wearing a black face mask — what could become NASCAR’s new normal.It was the first Cup race in 71 days since the schedule was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was run without fans and with an emphasis on masks and social distancing. Roughly 900 people were approved to be inside the gates, all considered essential.Ricky Stenhouse crashed exiting the second turn on the first lap, calling the wreck embarrassing. His crumpled car was spitting flames as he drove to the garage, ending his race without completing a single lap.Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson wrecked while leading on the final lap of the first stage at Darlington Raceway. The mishap took Johnson out of the race and allowed William Byron to take the first stage. May 18, 2020 Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies pulled Oliver over Saturday night after receiving reports of someone driving recklessly in a construction area. A statement from the Montgomery County Constables says Oliver failed a sobriety test and deputies found a small caliber pistol in his truck.The Houston Chronicle reports that Oliver was released from jail after posting bond.Oliver was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2019 draft.SOUTH KOREA-SEX DOLLSKorean soccer club apologizes for putting sex dolls in seats San Diego State athletic director John David Wicker says the school is looking at having football players return to campus no earlier than July 7 and is making plans to play the season as scheduled. SDSU is proceeding because it envisions a fall schedule that includes a hybrid model of classes, in which some students will be on campus for in-person instruction such as labs while other classes will be held online.The Mountain West also includes Cal. State schools Fresno State and San Jose State. Fresno State AD Terry Tumey says it’s too early to determine when athletes could return to campus, adding that the safety of the community, the players and support staff is paramount. San Jose State said in a statement that it continues to work on timelines.NCAA President Mark Emmert said recently that campuses must be open “in one fashion or another” in order to have sports this fall.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Former major league manager and infielder Art Howe has been released from a Houston hospital after a stay in intensive care because of the pandemic. The 73-year-old Howe will be isolated at home for another week or two.center_img Update on the latest sports Two drown at property owned by ex-outfielder Carl CrawfordHOUSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool of former LA Dodger player Carl Crawford’s Houston home Saturday afternoon. That’s according to reports from The Houston Chronicle.The paper says Houston police were called for a reported drowning at a north Houston home that property and business records list as belonging to Crawford. A police spokeswoman told the Chronicle that the boy was swimming in the pool when he began to have trouble breathing, and the woman jumped in to save him. Both were unresponsive when police arrived and later declared dead at a hospital, according to the spokeswoman.No further details were immediately available.The police department did not immediately respond Sunday to a request for comment from The Associated Press. Contact information for Crawford could not be immediately found. Associated Press NFL-ROBBERYBaker, Dunbar released after posting bondFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL cornerbacks DeAndre Baker and Quinton Dunbar were released from Broward County Jail on Sunday, a day after surrendering on felony charges stemming from a cookout at a Miramar home.Baker posted a $200,000 bond after a Zoom hearing with Broward Circuit Judge Michael Davis. The New York Giants defender is charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.Dunbar is charged with four felony counts of armed robbery. The Seattle Seahawks player posted a $100,000 bond. — English Premier League clubs will try on Monday to agree on protocols to allow a return to training during the pandemic. Teams already have started checking players and coaches for COVID-19, with a total of 1,600 weekly tests anticipated across the 20 clubs in England’s top division. Monday’s meeting comes two days after the German league resumed its schedule.— All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the pandemic. Cities like Madrid and Barcelona have not been allowed to loosen confinement measures like most of the country, but teams such as Real Madrid and Barcelona have been given the go-ahead to move into the second phase of training. The league has told clubs that on Monday all players can start small group sessions regardless of the lockdown phase in their regions. Players had only been allowed to train individually across Spain until now.— Park Hyun-kung shot a final-round 67 to win the Korean Ladies Professional Golf tournament by one stroke. Park had a four-round total of 17-under 271 on the Lakewood Country Club course. Lim Hee-jeong carried a three-stroke lead into the final round before falling into a second-place tie with Bae Seon-woo. The tournament was played without fans and with players using hand sanitizers and following social-distancing rules. Caddies wore masks but players were allowed to play without them.— Russia has relaxed border restrictions for athletes and coaches in a move that will help soccer to restart in the country next month. Russia has barred most foreign arrivals since March in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Now the government says athletes and coaches will be allowed in if they have a contract with a Russian sports team or organization. They will have to spend 14 days in isolation on arrival and will be observed by doctors.MLB-CRAWFORD-POOL DROWNING SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean professional soccer club has apologized after being accused of putting sex dolls in empty stands during a match in Seoul.In a statement, FC Seoul expresses “sincere remorse” over the controversy. It insists that it used mannequins, not sex dolls, to mimic a crowd at the Seoul World Cup stadium.The country’s top-flight K-League returned to action on May 8 without spectators following weeks-long postponements because of the coronavirus.Professional baseball has resumed under similar conditions. The leagues plan to ban fans until the risks of infections are meaningfully lowered.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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Dead China runner reveals marathon cheats

first_imgXinhua quoted one marathon runner surnamed Liu as saying he had witnessed all kinds of cheating at races. Those who failed to get a number in the lottery could buy one from lucky registrants or simply take their chances by mixing into the crowd on the race track, he said.Others who wanted a finisher’s certificate but did not want to actually complete the race would either have someone else run for them or take shortcuts on the course, he said.– Turning a blind eye –“The organisers should first be blamed for the chaos,” another runner named Gao told Xinhua. “Once I saw a man running with a woman’s number bib. The bib colours for male and female runners are different. Anyone who was not colour-blind could easily spot it, but all the referees along the route just turned a blind eye.”The tactic recalls the case of unremarkable Cuban runner Rosie Ruiz who won the Boston marathon in 1980 before suspicious officials realised she had taken the subway for part of the race and emerged from a station not far from the finish line.Long-distance running has become increasingly popular in China since the country’s first marathon was held in Beijing in 1981.More than 300 events are now held a year, according to the Chinese Athletics Association, despite the kind of air pollution that in 2014 forced runners to compete in Beijing wearing face masks in choking conditions.While some say the surge in popularity is due to the increasing desire to be seen to have a healthy lifestyle, others suspect the trend is driven by wanting to score social media points rather than love of the sport, Xinhua said.It said that 14 people have died in marathons over the past three years, including the substitute runner in Xiamen this month and another competitor in the same race, who collapsed after the finish line.Most of the dead were under 35, it said.Xiamen’s race organisers reacted to the deaths by appealing for athletes to abide by the rules.“We call on all runners to bear the spirit of sportsmanship and run by the rules. Anyone who breaches the rules will face severe punishment.”Share on: WhatsApp Beijing, China | AFP | Thinking of competing in a marathon but put off by the distance? Easy. Pay someone to run it for you.The death of a runner in a half marathon in China’s southeastern city of Xiamen this month has highlighted an unexpected form of cheating.When a runner suffered a heart attack and collapsed 4.5 kilometres (three miles) from the finish line, at first it seemed like a tragic death.But a subsequent investigation revealed that the victim was actually running on behalf of someone else.The trickster has since been given a life ban from competing in the event, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.According to the Beijing Youth Daily, 30 of the 18,000 people who had registered to participate in the December 10 event were disqualified.Reasons for the bans were not given, but the paper said high school students were told they could earn credits towards university entrance examinations if they finished in the top 100 places in the race, hinting at one possible motive for cheating.Critics took to social media to attack the cheats while others blamed race organisers.“Without any systematic training or willpower, what they want is to take photos and tell the world on social media that they are leading a fashionably ‘healthy’ life,” Xinhua quoted a poster named Chiphell as saying on one microblogging site.Organisers acknowledged that it was possible for a non-runner to pick up another person’s bib, partly to help out-of-towners who may not be able to do so in person.“Trading of number bibs is banned, but it is also hard to detect,” a committee member told Xinhua.Such cheating is not entirely new. In 2010, some runners in the Xiamen marathon were disqualified for covering part of the route by bus.last_img read more

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Deadly Asian “Murder Hornets” are Here

first_imgLook up in the sky, is it a bird or a plane, no it’s a gigantic Asian hornet that can fly up to 20-miles per hour, rip the heads off of honeybees and even eat meat.So-called “Murder Hornets” from Asia have now reported in the U-S for the first time. The large, invasive insects grow up to 2-inches in length and pose a big threat to the country’s already-declining honeybee population. The massive insects been spotted in Washington State and are stirring fears for honeybees and humans.Multiple stings can even be fatal to some humans. The hornet’s venom is deadly and its stinger is long enough to puncture a beekeeping suit. In Japan, the hornets kill up to 50 people a year. Now, for the first time, they have arrived in the United States.U.S. Farmers depend on honeybees to pollinate many crops such as apples, blueberries and cherries. Asian giant hornets can use mandibles shaped like spiked shark fins to wipe out a honeybee hive in a matter of hours, decapitating the bees and flying away with the bee bodies to feed their young. The State Department of Agriculture will start trying to trap for queens this Spring. Queens that can grow to two inches long.last_img read more

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‘I’m only 17 – no need to rush my career’ – Conor Gough

first_img9 Dec 2019 ‘I’m only 17 – no need to rush my career’ – Conor Gough Tags: England Boys’ Squad, English Men’s Amateur Championship, Walker Cup Conor Gough has confirmed he wants one more crack at the Walker Cup in 2021 before he even considers trading the amateur ranks for a professional career.The 17-year-old English Men’s Amateur champion has the golfing world at his feet after a year in which he started to realise his outstanding potential as one of England’s, and indeed Europe’s, top talents.Already hailed as one to watch after winning the British Boys’ Championship and McGregor Trophy in 2018, Gough’s stunning victory at Hankley Common in August confirmed his status as one of the rising stars of world amateur golf.That win earned him a slot in the GB&I Walker Cup side which lost to a strong USA team at Royal Liverpool in September.Gough will finish 2019 ranked as Europe’s top male amateur.He is currently rated number three in the world.Yet Gough is remaining grounded and for now puttting all thoughts of a pro career to one side to simply ENJOY his game and focus on schoolwork at St Joseph’s College in Berkshire.Gough will also enjoy hanging out with his mates, spending time with his girlfriend and playing county football.For Gough, the correct balance in life will improve his golf in the long run and it’s hard to argue with such a mature approach from a laid-back young man with wisdom beyond his years.After attending a session with the England boys’ squad at Woodhall Spa, Gough said: “I am 100% sure that I won’t be turning pro before the Walker Cup in 2021 no matter what my results are like next year.“I want to do as much as I can as an amateur. There’s no rush to turn pro. I’m only 17.“I will just keep on playing golf.“No-one will change my mind on what I want to do. No-one can tell me differently.“Right now I don’t need to think about anything other than getting up in the morning to go to school, practice after school and then playing in my competitions.“It doesn’t need to be complicated.“I have to keep it simple and keep on winning.“At the end of the day it’s a game to be enjoyed. I’m only 17 and there’s no point stressing. I just go out and play.“I know for a fact that all golfers miss out on things because they have to be dedicated. But if I have a week between competitions during the season I don’t play.“I just go out and see my mates, see my girlfriend and just make sure I don’t miss out on a social life.“I want golf to be my career, but there are other things in life to consider.“I’d love it to be my job and I do work hard at it. But if you focus everything on golf it will have a negative impact.“It messes up the balance which everyone needs. I definitely play other sports to take my mind off it – you have to.”Gough could have joined fellow 17-year-old Ben Schmidt in the England men’s squad for 2020, but will stay with the boys’ set up to allow him to split time between his ‘A’ levels and golf.For the youngster from Stoke Park, this is a wholly sensible option.“Ben has got a lot more freedom with his education. I’m doing ‘A’ levels for the next two years,” added Gough who is studying sociology, sports science and business.“You have to get through them – if golf doesn’t work out I have to have a Plan B.”When chatting to Gough, there is no hint that he is one of the most talked-about amateur golfers in the world.He’s as chilled as they come with a positive attitude, a polite manner and a keen focus on what he needs to do to make the most of his ability.Take his week at this year’s English Men’s Amateur as a case study.Gough knew he needed a big week to boost his Walker Cup credentials. He fine-tuned his game, sharpened his mind and delivered when it mattered most.“I was very focused on what I had to do that week,” he said.“I feel like every time I have to do something big, I focus in a different way.“I was playing very, very well and had one outcome in my mind. That was to win and that’s what I achieved.“I didn’t put myself under pressure, but I knew I could win.“I don’t think there was anyone there that week who could have beaten me the way I was playing.”Gough is currently plotting his schedule for 2020 and working on his game with England Golf coaches such as Rob Watts and Mike Kanski.He may have ended the year flying high in the rankings, but he takes these things with a pinch of salt.“It’s definitely a very nice feeling to see my name at the top of the European rankings,” said Gough.“Last time I looked I was also world number three.“But I don’t think of myself as the third best in world. I just go out to win.“When I go to a big competition there’s a genuine feeling that most people in the field can win, but it does give me an extra boost to know that I’m rated highly.“I’m in the middle of planning for 2020 now and looking at the different goals I want to achieve.“Everything is geared towards that 2021 Walker Cup.”Photograph credit: Leaderboardlast_img read more

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