Large losses in glacier area and water availability by the end of the twenty-first century under high emission scenario, Satluj basin, Himalaya

first_imgGlaciers in the Satluj river basin are likely to lose53% and 81% of area by the end of the century, ifclimate change followed RCP 8.5 scenario of CNRMCM5and GFDL-CM3 models respectively. The largevariability in area loss can be due to difference intemperature and precipitation projections. Presently,Satluj basin has approximately 2000 glaciers, 1426 sq. kmglacier area and 62.3 Gt glacier stored water. Thecurrent mean specific mass balance is –0.40 m.w.e. a–1.This will change to –0.42 and – 1.1 m.w.e. a–1 by 2090,if climate data of CNRM-CM5 and GFDL-CM3 areused respectively. We have used an extreme scenarioof GFDL-CM3 model to assess the changes in the contributionof glacier melt to the Bhakra reservoir. Massbalance model suggests that glaciers are contributing2 km3 a–1 out of 14 km3 of water. This will increase to2.2 km3 a–1 by 2050, and then reduce to 1.5 km3 a–1 bythe end of the century. In addition, loss in glacier areaby the end of century, will also increase the vulnerabilityof mountain communities, suggesting need forbetter adaptation and water management practices.last_img read more

Lecturer – Honors College – (ADJ000220)

first_imgThe Honors College at the University of Houston is hiring aLecturer to teach in its Human Situation sequence. Applications aresought from teaching faculty in arts, humanities, and qualitativesocial sciences, especially those who have taught core texts andmajor works using a great books approach.Applicants should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Theapplication review begins immediately, and will continue until adecision on the position has been made.The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Ph.D. preferred in arts, humanities, and qualitative socialsciences.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon the selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the university are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

The Local: Witches at The Purple Turtle

first_imghere’s something odd about Oxford students and Oxford music. On the one hand, as a bunch of predominantly white, middle- class youngsters, it’s no real surprise that the student body boasts a healthy population of skinny indie kids who like nothing better than dingy pubs and live bands. But when it comes to translating that passion into actually getting out there and sniffing out local talent, by and large there’s a disappointing apathy. And this is a shame, because we’re missing some real treasures. Witches are one of these. A six-piece indierock outfit, boasting glockenspiel, trumpet and synths, this lot have focused their efforts on regular live appearances around Oxford, before making their first tentative steps into the big bad world of London gigging. The band members cite influences as diverse as Sepultura, the Flaming Lips, Nirvana and Iron & Wine. Not that any of this really encapsulates their sound: as bassist Dan opines, ‘I think that’s it – we try and sound like bands and then we don’t. So, it doesn’t sound like we intend it to, but hopefully it does sound good.’ Later that night Witches treated the Purple Turtle to a downbeat but powerful set, their multi-layered instrumental parts vying for attention with forlorn lyrics that seem particularly fitting for the drizzle outside. ‘The music is its own entity,’ stresses singer Dave, ‘we’re not a lyrics-driven band’ – although Witches are not exactly lacking in lyrical prowess either. Altogether, this is a band you should check out, and they’re by no means the only hidden gem Oxford has to offer. Dave’s advice: ‘just pick up a copy of [invaluable local music mag] Nightshift and take a chance on a gig. Because it could actually be really good.’by Helena Zabalast_img read more

St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children Birth Records

first_img Alexandria Cox and Derrick Levitt, Newburgh, Ind., son, Jameson Anthony, Oct. 23Laura Sullivan and Brenten Fortner, Mount Carmel, Ill., daughter, Ellyana Faith, Oct. 23Brittany and Robert Ferrell, Evansville, daughter, Eliana Hope, Oct. 24Brooke Moseley, Evansville, sons, Luke Karter and Dawson James, Oct. 24Candace and Phillip Gildersleeve Sr., Evansville, daughter, Anastasia Madelynn, Oct. 24Jennifer and Kevin Mearling, Evansville, son, Benjamin Scott, Oct. 24Rachel and Casey Dawson, Mount Carmel, Ill., daughter, Chloe Roseanne, Oct. 24Shelby Georges and Matthew Hess, Oakland City, Ind., daughter, Makenzie Marie, Oct. 24Lakeyvia Delk and Fitolay Demesmin, Evansville, son, Fitolay Johnathan-Fedou Jr., Oct. 25Jaclyn and Andrew Nalin, Evansville, son, Michael Charles, Oct. 27Jessica Jost and Jason Brown, Evansville, daughter, Aria Rose, Oct. 27Kathryn and Andrew Hermann, Evansville, son, Baker Melloy, Oct. 27Kendra Kelley and Darrin Sauls, Norris City, Ill., son, Yrueben Clark, Oct. 28Toni and Brandon Schmitt, Haubstadt, Ind., son, Harvey Eugene, Oct. 28FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Morrisons offers one-hour full shop through Amazon Prime

first_imgShoppers in some parts of the country can now order a full Morrisons shop through Amazon Prime and have it delivered within one hour.Launched today (16 November), the new service is called Morrisons at Amazon and enables shoppers in selected postcodes in London and Hertfordshire to order a full Morrisons shop online via the Prime Now app.These orders will be picked at a local Morrisons store by Amazon and delivered to the consumer within one hour for £6.99, or in a two-hour slot for free.The service is an extension of the retailer’s existing wholesale supply agreement that, from June, has made hundreds of Morrisons products available to Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry customers.Morrisons today said the wholesale supply service had “started well” and had been extended to thousands of Morrisons products.The supermarket described the initiatives as “capital light” and said they would contribute to the £50m-£100m incremental profit opportunity outlined by the business in its 2015/16 preliminary results.“As a food maker and shopkeeper, we have unique skills to help build a broader new Morrisons through capital-light growth,” said Morrisons chief executive David Potts.“Morrisons at Amazon is another exciting joint opportunity and makes Morrisons’ good-quality, great value-for-money products available to even more customers.”Morrisons recently announced it aims to install the UK’s largest collection of Amazon Lockers in its stores this year.“Many busy customers can’t wait at home for their delivery, and we believe the option to pick it up from one of our hundreds of conveniently located supermarkets will be attractive,” said Morrisons chief financial officer Trevor Strain at the time.last_img read more

Aqueous Shares Pro-Shot Video Of 22+ Minute “Don’t Do It” Jam From The Peach [Watch]

first_imgIn July, Buffalo groove rockers Aqueous played a standout Saturday set at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA. Aqueous’ Peach performance came alongside a packed slate of artists for the penultimate day of the event, including a “Dark Side of the Mule” performance from Gov’t Mule and a Waiting For Columbus set by Little Feat and members of moe. with the Turkuaz Horns, as well as sets by Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Devon Allman Project ft. Duane Betts, Spafford, Ghost Light, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and many more.After opening their set with originals “Origami” and “Weight of the Word”, the band welcomed the Turkuaz Horns, billed as one of the weekend’s “artists-at-large,” to add some brass for a sing-along cover of Huey Lewis and the News‘ hit, “Power of Love”. This marked Aqueous’ second-ever live rendition of the track, originally recorded as part of the soundtrack for 1985 blockbuster Back To The Future.Following “Power Of Love”, Aqueous launched into “The Median”, a tune off the group’s 2014 album, Cycles. The band’s extended take on “The Median” kicked off the second half of their six-song set. From there, the band segued into “Warren In The Window” before finally landing in Best In Show (2016) favorite “Don’t Do It”, which they took on a 22+ minute improvisational ride featuring teases of Dopapod‘s “Picture in Picture”.Today, Aqueous has shared a pro-shot video of their monster “Don’t Do It” from The Peach Music Festival 2018 courtesy of MK Devo. Check it out below:Aqueous – “Don’t Do It” [Pro-Shot][Video: mk devo via AqueousBand]The band recently announced an extensive nationwide fall tour. For a full list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Aqueous | The Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA| 7/21/18Set One: Origami, Weight of the Word, Power of Love (1), The Median > Warren in the Window, Don’t Do It (2)1- ft. Turkuaz Horns2- Picture in Picture (Dopapod) tease,Setlist: Aqueous | The Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA| 7/21/18Set One: Origami, Weight of the Word, Power of Love (1), The Median > Warren in the Window, Don’t Do It (2)1- ft. Turkuaz Horns2- Picture in Picture (Dopapod) teaselast_img read more

Opening Night Date Confirmed for Off-Broadway’s Into the Woods

first_img Casting for the off-Broadway production will be announced at a later date. Related Shows We don’t care how, the time is now! Well, December. The off-Broadway revival of Into the Woods will begin performances on December 18 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Opening night for the Roundabout production is now set for January 22, 2015. The Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine tuner will play a limited engagement through March 22. Into the Woods Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, the production features only ten actors and one piano. The stripped-down take, presented by Fiasco Theater, originally played New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre Center last year and is now running at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. The beloved reimagining of fairy tales centers on a childless Baker and his wife, who embark on a quest to find the four items required to break a witch’s spell: the cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, and the slipper as pure as gold. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 12, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Arizona utility APS to rely on battery storage, solar to enable 2031 exit from coal generation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):After a temporary pause in its purchase of battery storage systems following an April 2019 explosion at one of its early projects, Arizona Public Service Co. plans to add at least 2,500 MW of energy storage capacity in the next decade and as much as 10,550 MW by 2035.The initial fleet will include 750 MW of stand-alone storage and solar-plus-storage plants by the end of 2024 followed by an additional 1,750 MW by 2030. That capacity “will provide the backbone of replacement capacity and energy as we look to exit coal completely by 2031,” the Pinnacle West Capital Corp. utility subsidiary said in its 2020 Integrated Resource Plan filed June 26.The plan is a blueprint for how Arizona Public Service, or APS, intends to plug resource gaps as roughly 1,400 MW of coal capacity retire and another 1,600 MW of natural gas contracts expire over the next 10 years and to position itself to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity by midcentury.“Our plan overall is premised on the ability to safely and economically deploy large amounts of energy storage so that we can provide as much of the needed capacity as possible through a combination of renewable resources and storage,” APS said in its resource plan. While the utility has installed only 7.2 MW of storage since 2017, it said, “[W]e believe it is likely feasible and reasonable to reflect in our plans.”Through 2024, Arizona’s largest utility proposes to add 962 MW of large-scale renewable generation, 750 MW of energy storage, 575 MW of demand-side management, 408 MW of distributed energy, 193 MW of demand response, 6 MW of microgrid capacity and no new gas. After that, three pathways to 2035 pivot largely on different mixes of renewable energy, energy storage and new gas generation plants that will be capable of running partially on hydrogen and which could eventually be converted to run on all carbon-free hydrogen.A so-called bridge portfolio would reach 79% zero-carbon power by 2035, fueled by additions of 6,450 MW of renewable energy, 4,850 MW of energy storage and 1,859 MW of new gas plants or purchases from existing merchant gas plants. A more aggressive “accelerate portfolio” is designed to hit 91% carbon-free electricity by 2035, relying on 10,375 MW of new renewable energy, 10,550 MW of additional energy storage and no new gas purchases. A middle path, called the “shift” portfolio and reaching 84% clean energy by 2035, would include 7,950 MW of new renewables, 6,500 MW of energy storage and 1,135 MW of hydrogen-capable gas turbines.[Garrett Hering]More ($): Arizona Public Service sees energy storage as ‘backbone’ of coal exit Arizona utility APS to rely on battery storage, solar to enable 2031 exit from coal generationlast_img read more

Latin American Forces Help Haiti Even as MINUSTAH Reduces Presence

first_imgBy Dialogo March 18, 2013 PORT-AU-PRINCE — The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was born out of UN Security Resolution 1582, ratified in April 2004 after the resignation of Haiti’s then-president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The resolution cited concerns of “human rights violations, particularly against civilians” as the prime cause for intervening in Haiti. MINUSTAH marks the first United Nations campaign that’s been led by and comprised almost exclusively of Latin American forces. Both Chile and Brazil have taken lead roles within MINUSTAH, with Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala, among others, contributing to the effort. On Jan. 30, Brazil’s Ministry of Defense announced it would start to gradually reduce the number of military personnel sent to Haiti as part of MINUSTAH three years after the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation. At present, Brazil has 1,910 troops deployed, but this number will fall to 1,450 in June with the change of contingents, returning to the same number before the January 2010 earthquake struck Port-au-Prince and its environs, killing more than 250,000 people. The binational Chiecuengcoy contingent Its name is a tongue-twister, but the Chiecuengcoy contingent — formed by Ecuadorian and Chilean soldiers serving in MINUSTAH — has been crucial in the rebuilding of Haiti. Chiecuengcoy is an abbreviation for “Compañía de Ingenieros Chileno-Ecuatoriano de Construcciones Horizontales” [Chilean-Ecuadorian Horizontal Construction Company]. Its 156 soldiers — 90 from Chile and 66 from Ecuador — start each workday at 6 a.m. They’re involved in a variety of tasks, ranging from fixing roads and cleaning drainage ditches to building new structures and demolishing unstable ones that might collapse at any moment. MINUSTAH is in charge of assigning tasks, according to priorities set by the Haitian government and the resources provided by donor countries. “The Haitians are witnessing how we help to rebuild their country. Every day, they come to us to help us and look after us,” said team member Luís Fernando Guamán, who like his fellow soldiers works 12 to 16 hours a day. Meanwhile, El Salvador will also send 34 soldiers to join Chilean peacekeepers in Haiti. During a March 1 visit to San Salvador, Chilean Defense Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter signed a memo of understanding with his Salvadoran counterpart, Defense Minister and Division Gen. José Atillo Benítez Parada. Under that agreement, Salvadoran soldiers will be trained in Chilean defense institutions and study under Chilean professors at defense academies in El Salvador. Benítez told the San Salvador newspaper El Mundo that his men already received “intense training” in Chile late last year. Ecuador focus on Artibonite area Ecuador’s work in Haiti did not begin with the magnitude-7.0 earthquake. It’s been sending peacekeepers here since 2004, when MINUSTAH was established. The current mission here is the 16th, with each contingent made up of 60 men. Members of the Chiecuengcoy contingent spend their days building roads and other infrastructure in Artibonite, three hours from Port-au-Prince. A major rice-growing area, Artibonite is one of Haiti’s 10 departments, comprising nearly 5,000 square kilometers and just over 1.3 million inhabitants. Ecuador also has given $13 million in grants, with that money going towards bridges and houses. A bilateral agreement signed between the two countries in July 2012 has made another $15 million available for construction of schools and clinics. Ecuador’s “Blue Helmets” have built 138 bridges and 145 kilometers of roads, according to MINUSTAH. Its peacekeeping troops have also cleared irrigation canals and provided water to shelters and orphanages in densely populated areas. “At first, I suffered so much discomfort because of the heat,” said one Ecuadorian soldier, Darwin Cusquilcuma. “But living in this country, with so many disadvantages, has helped us to appreciate what we have. Our daily interactions with Haitians — especially the children — are one of our warmest memories.”last_img read more

Pope says aborting babies with birth defects just like Nazis

first_imgNewsHub 17 June 2018Family First Comment: “In the last century the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to pursue the pureness of the race. Today, we are doing the same thing, with white gloves.”Exactly. www.chooselife.nzPope Francis has called the practice of having an abortion after pre-natal tests have discovered possible birth defects a version of Nazi attempts to create a pure race by eliminating the weakest.Francis made the comparison in a long, off-the-cuff address to members of a confederation of Italian family associations.“Children should be accepted as they come, as God sends them, as God allows, even if at times they are sick,” he said.Francis then spoke of pre-natal tests to determine if a foetus has any illnesses or malformations.“The first proposal, in that case, is ‘Should we get rid of it’? The killing of children. And to have a more tranquil life, an innocent is done away with,” he said.“I say it with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalised by what the Nazis did to pursue the pureness of the race. Today, we are doing the same thing, with white gloves.”Under Nazi eugenics programs, hundreds of thousands of people were forcibly sterilised and tens of thousands killed in an attempt to “clean” the chain of heredity of those with physical or cognitive disabilities. read more