Regular patterns in frictional resistance of ice-stream beds seen by surface data inversion

first_imgFast-flowing glaciers and ice streams are pathways for ice discharge from the interior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to ice shelves, at rates controlled by conditions at the ice-bed interface. Using recently compiled high-resolution data sets and a standard inverse method, we computed basal shear stress distributions beneath Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers, which are currently losing mass at an accelerating rate. The inversions reveal the presence of rib-like patterns of very high basal shear stress embedded within much larger areas with zero basal shear stress. Their colocation with highs in the gradient of hydraulic potential suggests that subglacial water may control the evolution of these high shear stress ribs, potentially causing migration of the grounding line by changes in basal resistance in its vicinity.last_img read more

Police Arrest Guatemalan Citizen with $47,200 in His Intestine

first_imgBy Dialogo March 26, 2012 The Guatemalan police arrested a Guatemalan citizen who was attempting to travel to Panama with dozens of capsules in his intestine, containing a total of 47,200 dollars in cash. The individual, identified as 41-year-old Alberto Pérez Laparra, was arrested by anti-narcotics agents in Guatemala City’s airport. This is “a new method being used by gangs dedicated to money laundering, who use their own bodies to hide money they aim to take out of the country without declaring it to the authorities of the Tax Administration Superintendency (SAT),” the police report asserted. Pérez Laparra intended to leave the country for Panama on a commercial flight, but when he passed through the scanner area, hidden objects were detected. In total, Laparra was carrying 59 capsules with eight 100-dollar bills in each.last_img read more

30 days: KanOkla Technology, aka Radio Shack, has items for every age

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Whether its headphones, a home security system, or high speed Internet, KanOkla offers an incredible diverse selection of Christmas opportunities for the local shopper.KanOkla Technology Store is an authorized RadioShack dealer, located in Caldwell. It most certainly is worth the drive to get a Christmas present for anyone of any age.Technology wise, KanOkla offers traditional landline services, high speed internet, security, surveillance cameras, redline medical monitoring, marketing services, graphics design, website design, Pioneer cellular, an authorized RadioShack dealer, computer sales and services, and phone systems for businesses.KanOkla also offers networking solutions and Google Apps.  We have been around since 1951.  KanOkla started in Anthony and moved its headquarters to Caldwell  in 1991 in Sumner County.  KanOkla now serves communities is north central Oklahoma and south central Kansas.  Our wireless Internet is available in 10 counties between Oklahoma and Kansas. E-mail them at [email protected] Store hours: The KanOkla Technology Store, an authorized RadioShack dealer is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, headquarters 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact them by calling: 620-845-5682 headquarters, 620-845-5500 Technology Store Did you know? Break ins have been on the rise lately across several communities and are likely to continue.  KanOkla Security can help by installing a monitored, customer built system to keep intruders away as well as give protection 24/7.  Also homeowners can receive a discount on their homeowners insurance with a monitored system.center_img Great stocking stuffers: RadioShack has items for every age.  Headphones, earbuds, crank emergency radios/flashlights, USB drives, mini cameras. So many to list. Where to get more information: Log onto the KanOkla website on,, or Christmas specials:  With Christmas comes great discounts through KanOkla’s RadioShack store.  They have weekly specials on a variety of items and electronics.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo Could Win His 6th Ballon d’Or After Odds Against Him See Sharp Drop

first_img Ballon d’Orcristiano ronaldofootballlionel messi First Published: October 30, 2019, 3:55 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Argentine great Lionel Messi and Portugal megastar Ronaldo have dominated the Ballon d’Or winning the honour five times apiece over 10 years. And it seems that the hegemony is to continue following odds dropping against the Juventus front man winning the award for a record-breaking sixth time.According to Bleacher Report, Ronaldo’s odds of beating Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and Messi to the award have dropped from 33/1 to 5/1 in the last 24 hours. Dutch defender van Dijk who helped Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League title and a second finish behind Manchester City in the Premier League, is being touted as the favourite among the 30-man shortlist of nominees, to win the coveted award.Meanwhile, The Sun, citing Italian media, reported that Ronaldo has pipped van Dijk and Messi to win the award, the winner of which is to be announced on December 2.”Italian publication Corriere dello Sport write that the Portuguese superstar has already pipped Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk to the award following an interview he did with France Football,” reported The Sun.The publication has full ownership of the highly coveted Ballon d’Or and presents the trophy to the best player in the world each year. Reports in Italy suggest that France Football headed to Turin where they wined and dined with Ronaldo just weeks before the 2019 winner is announced on December 2, the report further said. last_img read more

Businessman Scott Hutcheson takes on giant task of chairing Calgary 2026 Olympic

first_imgFrom Canada’s national alpine ski team to real estate entrepreneur, Calgary businessman Scott Hutcheson has been tasked with leading the group that will formulate a vision and budget for a potential 2026 Olympic bid.“This is a giant task, of course it is,” the Aspen Properties co-founder said at the Olympic Oval Thursday. “But that’s what we’re supposed to do, we’re supposed to step up.”Hutcheson’s appointment comes as the BidCo. faces tight deadlines ahead of a potential decision by council to submit a formal bid to the International Olympic Committee.Later this month, the Canadian Olympic Committee will decide whether to give initial approval for a Calgary bid, followed by the development of a multi-party agreement.Along with presenting a fully-costed budget, that agreement will lay out which stakeholders will pay for what parts of a potential bid, including the three levels of government, COC and IOC.There’s also a plebiscite anticipated to be held in November and Calgary’s bid book – should council vote to move ahead – is due in January.“I’m not nervous about it, I’m keen to get my sleeves rolled up,” he said. “It’s a tight timeline, but we’ll do that.”Hutcheson will have to name a vice-chair and CEO soon and already has a briefing planned for Friday.“It’s the job of this board to gather the information with accuracy and disclose that information and engage in our community,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s not up to me to make a decision as to whether this community wants the Olympics or not.”“The last poll I saw though said 63 per cent of Calgarians are keen to go forward with an Olympic bid, but they need more information and that’s our job.”The BidCo. group will build on the work done by the previous Calgary Bid Exploration Committee, which pegged the total cost of a 2026 Calgary Olympiad at $4.6 billion, although that cost didn’t take into account several planned infrastructure projects.Mayor Naheed Nenshi has previously said that a more accurate idea of how much the Games could cost would probably be known in late June, while the just as important multi-party agreement is planned for September.Meanwhile, Calgary’s Olympic oversight committee is mulling over public engagement options, ahead of the planned November plebiscite.Double Olympic speed skating champion and former CBEC member Catriona Le May Doan said it’s a day of relief and excitement.“I think everybody just kind of said, finally,” she said. “This will happen very quickly, so as much as people were saying, when are things happening, now we’re going to see things at a pace that’s escalated.”“People have said to me, well you’re from sport, you would’ve of course want that,” she said. “I do not want to leave my children with a legacy if it’s not going to make financial sense, so we all need all the information.”Along with his business work, Hutcheson is Chair of the Board of Directors of Arts Commons, co-chair of the Board of Directors for Witnerstart and Chair of the Board of WinSport.last_img read more