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The Amundsen Sea is a key region of Antarctica where ocean, atmosphere, sea ice, and ice sheet interact. For much of Antarctica, the relatively warm water of the open Southern Ocean (a few degrees above freezing) does not reach the Antarctic continental shelf in large volumes under current climate conditions. However, in the Amundsen Sea, warm water penetrates onto the continental shelf and provides heat that can melt the underside of the area’s floating ice shelves, thinning them. Here, we discuss how the ocean’s role in melting has come under increased scrutiny, present 2014 observations from the Amundsen Sea, and discuss their implications, highlighting aspects where understanding is still incomplete.
LONDON UNDERGROUND expects savings of £10m a year on its maintenance budget, thanks to the development and implementation of software from ICL and Workplace Systems. Sabre, ’Site Access Booking for Railway Engineering’, offers engineers the facility to co-ordinate work to minimise clashing operations, and improve utilisation of resources.Planning work in the tunnels, escalators and platforms of underground station layouts is complex because of severe restrictions to access – if work is proceeding in one area, it may prevent equipment and workers getting to other sites. Sabre carries detailed information on all station layouts, and these are cross-referenced with worksite bookings to automatically flag-up clashes. Alternative schedules are generated to avoid conflicts.Sabre was delivered in four stages, which addressed the needs of the eight line planning managers, LU’s Critical Resource Agency, engineering train and plant movements, and maintenance information for management analysis and monitoring.The impact has been to make a vast reduction in the quantity of paperwork, while focusing attention on the importance of planning and booking-in time for work to be carried out.The system includes a database which stores details of the booked work, with a facility to input details of work actually carried out. This can be used to assess the performance of contractors, to encourage them to turn up when they have work booked, avoiding rebooking and consequent disruption from work over-running.ICL, Winnersh, Great BritainReader Enquiry Number 141
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When I think of Thanksgiving, four things come to mind: family, turkey, pie and the Detroit Lions losing in front of a national television audience.To be fair, the Lions do have more Thanksgiving Day wins (35) than any other team in the NFL. But they also have more losses (32) than any other NFL team, which says a lot considering they play at home every year as a part of the Thanksgiving Classic.In comparison, the Dallas Cowboys own a 26-14-1 record on Turkey Day, including a 6-3 record this decade with two of the three losses coming against the Denver Broncos.Recently, things have been even worse for the Lions when playing on the holiday.Since 2000, the Lions have won just twice in Thanksgiving Day games, losing the other seven times — including the last five in a row. And those losses haven’t been pretty either.Last year, the Tennessee Titans improved to 11-1 while the Lions fell to 0-12 as Detroit allowed the most points on Thanksgiving Day in team history and suffered its worst-ever defeat on the holiday, falling 47-10. It was the Titans’ run game that dominated, as Tennessee picked up 292 yards on the ground.In 2004, another AFC South opponent embarrassed the Lions when the Indianapolis Colts crushed Detroit 41-9. In that game, it was the Colts’ passing attack, led by Peyton Manning that did all the damage as the Indianapolis quarterback threw for six touchdowns in that game in less than three quarters of play.So, when was the last time Detroit won on Turkey Day?Green Bay fans probably still remember that game from 2003.The quarterback who shall not be named threw three interceptions, two to Dre’ Bly, and lost a fumble as the Lions rode five Jason Hanson field goals to a 22-14 victory at Ford Field.That game appeared to have crushed Green Bay’s playoff hopes as the Packers fell to just 6-6 on the season under head coach Mike Sherman. Guard Mike Wahle put it best afterwards.“At 6-6, with four games left? You think 8-8 is going to get us in the playoffs?” he asked reporters.Of course, I’m sure Green Bay Packers fans also remember quite well what happened after that game in the season’s final four weeks.Green Bay went on to win its next four games, finishing 10-6 and winning the NFC North. Eventually, the Packers’ season would end after the infamous 28-yard pass from Donovan McNabb on 4th-and-26 that allowed the Eagles to send the game to overtime and win.This week, the Packers play the Lions once again on Thanksgiving, for the 19th time overall (the most of any team) and third time this decade.Detroit has only beaten Green Bay once since that game, but the Lions should come out on top this year for the first time on Thanksgiving since beating the Packers in 2003.Sure, the Packers are 6-4 to the Lions’ 2-8, and yes, Detroit was shut out 26-0 in Green Bay on Oct. 18, but the Lions may be on the upswing, while many questions remain on both sides of the ball for the Packers.While both teams barely escaped with home wins Sunday, the Lions’ victory meant a lot more to the future success of their program, even if it was against the lowly Browns.Matthew Stafford became the first rookie quarterback to throw five touchdown passes since 1937, and by leading his team to a 38-37 victory, snapped a six-game losing streak. Stafford also helped the Lions avoid becoming the first team in NFL history to go 2-32 over any 34-game stretch in a game that could be a franchise-changing moment.The Packers, on the other hand, came away from Sunday with a victory over the San Francisco 49ers to keep themselves in the mix for a wild card spot. Unfortunately for Green Bay, however, they learned after the game that cornerback Al Harris and linebacker Aaron Kampman would require season-ending knee surgery.Kampman, who switched from defensive end to linebacker in the offseason, has struggled to adjust to the Packers’ new 3-4 scheme, but losing him is not exactly going to help. And without Harris, an already-thin secondary just got thinner.All this adds up to a situation that bodes well for Stafford and Detroit, which is 11-6-1 all-time against the Green Bay Packers in Thanksgiving Day games.Of course, the Detroit defense is nothing to brag about either, so fans on both sides should expect a shootout between two of the best young quarterbacks in the league in Rodgers and Stafford.Regardless of the outcome, the 2009 version of the NFL’s Thanksgiving Classic should prove much more competitive than a year ago. But if the Lions play like they have over the last 34 games, you could always just have more pie.Jordan is a senior majoring in journalism and political science. Do you think the Lions could break their Thanksgiving Day losing streak? Or are Aaron Rodgers and the Packers too much for Detroit? Let him know at [email protected]
Six England teenagers are among 10 talented golfers selected to compete for Team GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney from 16-20 January 2013. They are Jack Singh-Brar (Brokenhurst Manor), Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall), Harry Ellis (Meon Valley), Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak), Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) and Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park). The line-up is completed by Bradley Neil, Ewan Scott and Lauren Whyte of Scotland and by Chloe Williams of Wales. They are the first Team GB representatives in golf since the 1900 Olympic Games when British golfers won silver and bronze medals. Golf will be re-introduced to the Olympic programme for the Rio 2016 Games. They will play men’s and women’s individual events plus a team event against other nations including Argentina, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, New Zealand and Chinese Taipei. The golf event will take place from January 17-20 at Twin Creeks Golf Club. The golfers are among 120 Team GB athletes who will compete in 11 Olympic sports at the AYOF: badminton, basketball, diving, golf, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, shooting, triathlon, weightlifting and wrestling. Altogether, the event will attract approximately 1700 athletes aged 13-19 from 30 nations competing across 17 Olympic sports in many of the venues used to host the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The England players: Jack Singh Brar,16,(image © Tom Ward) has been capped at U16 and boys’ levels in the past two years. This year, he helped England win the boys’ Home Internationals and was a member of the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands team in the boys’ County Finals. Gabriella Cowley, 16, is the Scottish U16 champion and the winner of the girls’ title at the North of England U16 championship. She was in England’s winning teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals and a member of the winning Essex team at County Finals. Georgia Hall, 16, is Europe’s number one woman golfer, is ranked fifth in the world and won the England Golf girls’ order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf. She is the British girls’ champion, won three prestigious scratch titles in 2012 and was in England’s winning teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. Harry Ellis 17, became the youngest-ever English champion when he won the title this year at the age of 16. He made his full England debut in the Home Internationals, represented GB&I against Europe in the Jacques Leglise Trophy and was a member of the victorious team in the Canadian International Junior Challenge. Amber Ratcliffe, 17, is England Golf’s East region women’s champion and was a member of the winning England teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. She has twice won the English schools U16 championship. Ashton Turner, 16, won the Junior County Champions’ Tournament after winning the Lincolnshire boys’ championship, won five of his six games in the boys’ Home Internationals and represented GB&I in the Jacques Leglise Trophy. 6 Dec 2012 England golfers in youth Olympic squad