Spending Review Reaction

first_imgWednesday 20 October 2010 8:18 pm whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Spending Review Reaction THE GILTS EXPERTKillik & Co provides advisory services to private investors of all sizes. It offers advice on a wide range of financial matters, including CFDs, equities, fixed income markets and funds of fundsINVESTMENT STRATEGISTPATRICK GORDON“The gilts market reaction has been fairly muted to the spending review although we did see a move earlier in the day in reaction to the unexpected rise in September public spending. In the background, the quantitative easing story is providing support and is keeping gilt yields low. Yesterday’s events had the potential to cause movement but they have not because expectations were largely met.”THE HEADHUNTERtaylor bennett is a leading executive search firm exclusively focused on corporate communications within the UK, continental Europe, Middle East and Asia.DIRECTORHEATHER MCGREGOR“Everybody knows these cuts are vital – nobody wants to see the country go the way of Greece or Ireland. The kind of clients we deal with at Taylor Bennett, the very high end private sector jobs, will be unaffected for the most part. However, there are going to be very few public sector jobs around so it will be very tough indeed for someone working in public sector recruitment.But if we want to avoid living in a banana republic, this is unavoidable.”THE RETAILERS’ VIEWTHE British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the lead trade association representing the whole range of retailers, from the large multiples and department stores through to independents. It is recognised for its influence within governmentDIRECTOR GENERALSTEPHEN ROBERTSON“These are serious plans to tackle the budget deficit and will remove some of the uncertainty which was driving down consumer confidence. Beginning to deal with the deficit now is right. Delays would just store up more pain for later, risking increased borrowing costs, higher taxes and more job losses. But individual households and communities will continue to be cautious until the impact on their future prospects is clear. Retailers need the government to communicate exactly how the cuts will be delivered as soon as possible so that they can make investment plans. It’s a tough judgement but the government has achieved the right balance between public spending cuts and tax increases. There are testing times ahead.”THE GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORSAS UK develops information delivery software, working on large outsourced government contracts as well as providing training and supportMANAGING DIRECTORIAN MANOCHA“Osborne’s rallying cry of ‘We must leave no stone unturned in our search for waste,’ is a positive one. If the public sector is to deliver on cuts, drive greater efficiencies, reduce fraud and error, and provide the services demanded of the public, then it must pinpoint wasteful practices and eliminate them.”THE SMALL BUSINESS CHAMPIONleading entrepreneur, champion of small business and BBC Dragon, says the government is right to follow the lead of successful companiesCHIEF EXECUTIVEJULIE MEYER“As any chief executive of any size company knows, you can and must keep costs in line, but at the end of the day, you can’t survive as a company unless you have a growth story. Countries are no different. That’s what entrepreneurs do – they build growth stories. So as the nation readjusts its costbase to the new reality, the entrepreneurs are hard at work building growth, creating jobs, and through that, channelling taxable corporate income into the Treasury.”THE TAX CAMPAIGNERTHE TaxPayers’ Alliance is Britain’s independent grassroots campaign for lower taxes, arguing that high taxation is bad for the economyDIRECTORMATTHEW SINCLAIR“It’s great news that the government is going ahead with necessary spending cuts to get the deficit under control and that politicians are finally setting out clear plans to deal with the fiscal crisis. Many wasteful programmes are being cut and that will mean savings for taxpayers now and in the future. Unfortunately a number of measures that would save significant amounts of money while minimising the impact on services haven’t been taken, like a freeze in the International Development budget or pay cuts for the best paid public sector staff. Sensible and necessary cuts have been announced today but more can be done to deliver good value for taxpayers.”THE BUSINESS LOBBYISTTHE CBI is the UK’s top business lobbying organisation, with influence over government, policymakers and legislatorsDIRECTOR GENERALRICHARD LAMBERT“The Chancellor has got the strategic direction of this spending review right. He has stayed the course outlined in the June budget, with economic growth a top priority. We particularly welcome the extra £2bn a year on capital spending, and the focus on areas that support growth. The spending cuts, though painful, are essential to balance the UK’s books and build its future prosperity.We will wait to see the legislation on taxing banks, but the Chancellor has recognised two crucial points. He said he did not want to drive banks abroad, and he recognised that hundreds of thousands of jobs in the UK depend on our competitiveness in financial services. It is essential that all policy makers recognise these important points. It is also vital that banks both rebuild their balance sheets and lend to companies, and excessive taxation would threaten both of these aims. The additional investment spending will improve the country’s critical infrastructure, create jobs and stimulate growth. The chancellor rightly emphasised the reform of public services. It is only with fundamental re-engineering that we will see the leap in productivity needed to save money and deliver high-quality services at the same time.We welcome the commitment of the coalition to tackle the spiralling cost of public sector pensions.”THE DIRECTORS’ VIEWthe Institute of Directors provides support and information for business leaders as well as political analysisDIRECTOR GENERALMILES TEMPLEMAN“We strongly support the government’s determination to stick to its overall plan of reducing public spending quickly. The only way we get a private sector recovery underway is through macro-economic stability, and this will only be achieved with sustainable public finances. Opponents of today’s spending reductions need to wake up to that fact. The alternative is a tax hike which would damage the economy in both the short and long term.If today’s spending review is to succeed the government will have to deliver fundamental root and branch reform which transforms the productivity of the public sector. We need to remember that if the public sector had matched the private sector’s productivity growth over the last decade, the deficit would now be £60bn less than it is. Less can be more.”THE TRADE UNIONISTThe tuc has 58 affiliated unions representing 6.2m workers in the UK. It holds political sway and has close ties with the Labour partyGENERAL SECRETARYBRENDAN BARBER“Right across government the Chancellor has announced eye-watering cuts that will have a desperate impact on communities, business and hard-pressed families. But he has not had the guts to spell out the detail, and instead tried to talk up a few crumbs of good news.Worst of all, to score a cheap party political point about Labour spending plans, he has loaded cuts on to benefits and welfare payments. Those who have not had a minister fighting their corner but who are most vulnerable to cuts have lost the most today. The poorest have become the victims of a political jape. But the biggest tragedy of all is that the spending review is likely to fail on its own terms. These cuts will depress the economy by causing a million job losses and undermining business and consumer confidence. There will be plenty of pain, but little to gain Public servants did nothing to cause the recession, but will pay a heavy price today. Their pay has already been frozen, now they face half a million job losses and increased pension contributions that will add up to a reduction in take home pay.With spending cuts likely to cause another half million private sector job cuts, the idea that they will all get shiny new private sector jobs is wishful thinking. And if you add all of those meant to be returned to jobs by welfare reform, you end up in the realm of fantasy.” last_img read more

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EGBA urges responsible advertising amid Covid-19 crisis

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter EGBA urges responsible advertising amid Covid-19 crisis The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has issued new guidance on how operators should promote their products safely and responsibly during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.EGBA said it strongly opposes operators referencing Covid-19 in marketing campaigns and, as such, has set out new guidelines for gambling brands to ensure they are operating and advertising responsibly.Operators must not refer to coronavirus, World Health Organisation (WHO) statements referencing the pandemic, or any other related developments, it said.Operators were also warned to ensure their adverts do not portray gambling as a solution to social, personal or financial problems, nor invite customers to gamble online as a solution to boredom.It added that all advertising and websites should contain signposted information about age restrictions, problem gambling helplines and self-exclusion registers, as well as responsible gambling tools such as deposit limits and self-exclusion tools.EGBA also urged operators to closely monitor customer activity so that it could spot any signs of problem gambling, and step up interventions as necessary. These guidelines would support actions already being taken by members of the association as part of their safer gambling efforts, it said.“EGBA is committed to driving standards across the online gambling sector and these are important measures which we think gambling companies should adopt to protect their customers and ensure their advertising is conducted in an ethical and socially responsible way,” EGBA secretary general Maarten Haijer explained. “We urge all online gambling companies to adhere to them.”Local operator associations across a number of European markets have already declared their support for EGBA’s guidance.This includes the UK’s Betting and Gaming Council, the Association Française des Opérateurs de Jeu en Ligne (AFJEL), Portugal’s Associação Portuguesa de Apostas e Jogos Online (APAJO), Swedish body Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), the Belgian Association of Gaming Operators, and Germany’s Deutscher Online Casinoverband (COCV) and Deutscher Sportwettenverband, as well as the Danish Online Gambling Association.Also supporting the guidance are the International Betting Integrity Association, Malta-based iGaming European Network (iGEN), Italian body Lega Operatori di Gioco su Canale Online, Norway’s Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill, Österreichische Vereinigung für Wetten & Glücksspiel in Austria and Dutch association Speel Verantwoord.EGBA’s intervention is the latest to urging operators to ensure they operate and advertise in a socially responsible manner during the ongoing crisis.Last week, British Gambling Commission chair Neil McArthur called for online operators to ramp up consumer protection and responsible marketing efforts, while standards body the Betting and Gaming Council published a new ten-point action plan to ensure its members keep customers safe.The Malta Gaming Authority reminded licensees and affiliates to be responsible with commercial communications, and Dutch regulator the Kansspelautoriteit pledged to add €50,000 to any illegal marketing fine if the advertiser seeks to use Covid-19 to promote their offering. 30th March 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has issued new guidance on how operators should promote their products safely and responsibly during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Regions: Europe Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Marketing & affiliates Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Marketing & affiliateslast_img read more

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Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgTransnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgSwan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Video: Episcopal Church helps refugees resettle in France

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the response to the global refugee crisis by The Episcopal Church and its ecumenical and interfaith partners. Other articles in the series are available here.[Episcopal News Service] The following video about how The Episcopal Church is helping refugees escaping war and persecution to find new homes in France was first published in June 2013.Much of the story is still accurate more than 2 years later. However, since the video was published, Association d’Entraide aux Minorités d’Orient (Association to Support Eastern Minorities), set up to help the French government identify candidates eligible for asylum, has helped to resettle a further 1,300 refugees, bringing the total number to more than 2,600.Although the association, set up in 2007 by Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and Iraqi businessman Elish Yako, has largely focused on Iraqi Christian refugees, in the past two years it has helped many Syrian minorities escaping persecution.The association often meets the refugees as they enter France and assists them with integration and administrative issues.Resources for education and responseThe most recent updates from Episcopal Relief & Development about its response to the refugee crisis, as well as ways to donate, are available here.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s statement on refugees as well as congregational and individual response suggestions are available here.Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement service of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, works with local resettlement partners, congregations, and individual volunteers, to welcome refugees to the United States from the world’s most war-torn places.— Matthew Davies is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Video center_img Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Collierville, TN Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Video: Episcopal Church helps refugees resettle in France Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By Matthew DaviesPosted Oct 22, 2015 Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Peace lll views sought

first_imgPeace lll views sought NICVA is organising four seminars in conjunction with North West Community Network, Lisburn Community Network and Sperrin Lakelands Victims Programme to find out what it is the voluntary and community sector wants and expects from Peace III.The venues and dates are:Tuesday 7 March 2006 – Beechlawn Hotel, Dunmurry. 7.00pm to 9.00pmWednesday 8 March 2006 – NICVA, Belfast. 10.00am to 12.30pmTuesday 14 March 2006 – The Junction, Derry. 10.00am to 12.30pmMonday 3 April 2006 – The Mellon Country Inn, Omagh. 10.00am to 12.30pmUnder the new Peace programme, not every project will have to be cross border but it is likely that every project will have to contribute to measure level objectives which are cross border. This probably means there will be no single cross border measure as with the last programme and may have implications for the funding bodies which distribute the money as they may not be able to distribute funds which impact on just one locality. The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has annouced a series of consultations on the new Peace lll programme. An EU budget of ‚€200 million has been committed for 2007-2013, with British and Irish government contributions adding another ‚€70 million.It is likely that the detail of a finalised Peace III programme will still have to be worked out and submitted to the European Commission in Brussels by the end of the summer 2006. The British and Irish government also have decisions to make before this can happen, so consultation will be taking place in the coming months on what the programme should look like.The north/south split has not yet been worked out, but the amount of money coming to Northern Ireland is likely to be less than the amount of the current Peace II extension. Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 March 2006 | News Tagged with: Irelandcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Tanya Steele is new WWF-UK Chief Executive

first_img Tanya Steele has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of WWF-UK, and will take up her role at the beginning of 2017.The experienced fundraiser is currently Interim UK Chief Executive at Save the Children. Before that she was Executive Director for Marketing, Fundraising and Communications at the children’s charity, where she significantly increased levels of income through fundraising campaigns, partnerships, and new commercial ventures.Before joining Save the Children, Steele spent over a decade working in product development, marketing and communications in the technology sector, holding senior roles at Siemens and BT.She takes over at WWF-UK from David Nussbaum, who leaves on 30 September to become Chief Executive at the peace and human rights organisation, The Elders. Glyn Davies, Executive Director of Global Programmes at WWF-UK will act as interim CEO until Steele joins.WWF-UK has over half a million supporters and an annual income exceeding £60m in the financial year to June 2015. Internationally WWF has over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. Tanya Steele is new WWF-UK Chief Executive Advertisement  213 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 27 September 2016 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  214 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

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Cuba, Ebola & the Cuban 5

first_imgGerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.Revolutionary leader and former Cuban President Fidel Castro’s Oct. 17 reflection, “Duty calls,” explains Cuba’s urgent mobilization of medical personnel “to combat the brutal epidemic outbreak in Western Africa.” (Read the entire article at tinyurl.com/pta4u4k)He notes that calling on highly qualified staff to fulfill a risky task “is something far more difficult than sending soldiers to fight and even die for a just political cause.”This effort surpasses by many times the mission against terror undertaken by the Cuban 5 in the early 1990s, but the willing self-sacrifice to take on a complicated and risky task to save the lives of others is the same.Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández, who remain in U.S. prisons after 16 years — along with their comrades René González and Fernando González, who served their full, unjust sentences and returned to Cuba — appeared to renounce the revolution they love in order to infiltrate the violent, Miami-based thugs bombing Cuban hotels and restaurants. Their efforts, however, thwarted an airline explosion, revealed a boatload of explosives docked in the highly populated Miami river area and protected their vulnerable homeland while it struggled to restructure its economy after losing its primary trading partner, the Soviet Union. This extremely painful, imposed restructuring process did not close even one hospital or school.At the same time, Cuba managed to expand its free, prevention-oriented health care system by instituting a neighborhood-based family doctor-and-nurse program which covered more than 98 percent of its population by 1999. By 2010, Cuba’s physician-to-patient ratio was 1 to 150, more than double the 1 to 400 ratio existent in the U.S. in 2011. (data.worldbank.org/country/cuba)The corporate media, including “The Hill,” a Washington-based publication focusing on U.S. political news in the country’s capital, are headlining Fidel’s statement, “We will gladly cooperate with the U.S. staff in this endeavor, not in the pursuit of peace between the two States which have been adversaries for so many years, but, in any case, for world peace, which is a goal that could and should be pursued.” (tinyurl.com/qgdkzr2)Cuba’s principled internationalism that puts human life first is nothing new. The media haven’t noted that August 2015 will be the tenth anniversary of Cuba’s offer to send 1,586 fully equipped, disaster-trained medical personnel to the hurricane flooded New Orleans.Rebuffed by the U.S. federal and state governments, many of the Cuban personnel then set up medical facilities to serve earthquake survivors on the hillsides of the Himalaya mountains of U.S. ally, Pakistan. Nor are the media noting that U.S. students are presently training in Cuba to be doctors, to return, upon completion of their studies, to practice medicine in their underserved U.S. communities.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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NASA Maps Thawed Areas Under Greenland Ice Sheet

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology NASA Maps Thawed Areas Under Greenland Ice Sheet By MARIA-JOSE VINAS Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 2:14 pm Subscribe Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment More Cool Stuff Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty This first-of-a-kind map, showing which parts of the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet are likely thawed (red), frozen (blue) or still uncertain (gray), will help scientists better predict how the ice will flow in a warming climate. Credits: NASA Earth Observatory/Jesse AllenNASA researchers have helped produce the first map showing what parts of the bottom of the massive Greenland Ice Sheet are thawed — key information in better predicting how the ice sheet will react to a warming climate.Greenland’s thick ice sheet insulates the bedrock below from the cold temperatures at the surface, so the bottom of the ice is often tens of degrees warmer than the top, because the ice bottom is slowly warmed by heat coming from Earth’s depths. Knowing whether Greenland’s ice lies on wet, slippery ground or is anchored to dry, frozen bedrock is essential for predicting how this ice will flow in the future, But scientists have very few direct observations of the thermal conditions beneath the ice sheet, obtained through fewer than two dozen boreholes that have reached the bottom. Now, a new study synthesizes several methods to infer the Greenland Ice Sheet’s basal thermal state — whether the bottom of the ice is melted or not — leading to the first map that identifies frozen and thawed areas across the whole ice sheet.“We’re ultimately interested in understanding how the ice sheet flows and how it will behave in the future,” said Joe MacGregor, lead author of the study and a glaciologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “If the ice at its bottom is at the melting-point temperature, or thawed, then there could be enough liquid water there for the ice to flow faster and affect how quickly it responds to climate change.”For this study, published last month in the Journal of Geophysical Research — Earth Surface, MacGregor’s team, which included researcher Helene Seroussi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, combined four different approaches to investigate the basal thermal state. First, they examined results from eight recent computer models of the ice sheet, which predict bottom temperatures. Second, they studied the layers that compose the ice sheet itself, which are detected by radars onboard NASA’s Operation IceBridge aircraft and suggest where the bottom of the ice is melting rapidly. Third, they looked at where the ice surface speed measured by satellites exceeds its “speed limit,” the maximum velocity at which the ice could flow and still be frozen to the rock beneath it. Fourth, they studied imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometers on the NASA Terra and Aqua satellites, looking for rugged surface terrain that is usually indicative of ice sliding over a thawed bed.Seroussi contributed to one of the 3D ice sheet models used in the thermal estimate of basal conditions, using a JPL-developed Ice Sheet System Model.“Each of these methods has strengths and weaknesses. Considering just one isn’t enough. By combining them, we produced the first large-scale assessment of Greenland’s basal thermal state,” MacGregor said.For each method, MacGregor’s team looked for areas where the technique confidently inferred that the bed of Greenland’s ice sheet was thawed or frozen. They then looked at the places where these methods agreed and classified these areas as likely thawed or likely frozen. The zones where there was insufficient data or the methods disagreed, they classified as uncertain.From this synthesis, MacGregor and his colleagues determined that the bed is likely thawed under Greenland’s southwestern and northeastern ice drainages, while it’s frozen in the interior and west of the ice sheet’s central ice divide. For a third of the Greenland ice sheet, there’s not enough data available to determine its basal thermal state.MacGregor said the team’s map is just one step in fully assessing the thermal state of the bottom of Greenland’s ice sheet.“I call this the piñata, because it’s a first assessment that is bound to get beat up by other groups as techniques improve or new data are introduced. But that still makes our effort essential, because prior to our study, we had little to pick on,” MacGregor said. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Pasadena-Based Tetra Tech Gets $300 Million NASA Contract Nod

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