KenGen Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgKenGen Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about KenGen Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the KenGen Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: KenGen Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) generates and sells electricity in Kenya and for consumption in East Africa sub-regions. Electricity is generated through hydro, thermal, geothermal and wind power generation plants with a combined installed capacity in excess of 1 600 megawatts. KenGen was incorporated in 1954 under the Companies Act as Kenya Power Company (KPC) to construct the transmission line between Nairobi and Tororo in Uganda, as well as develop geothermal and other power generating facilities in the two countries. KPC sold electricity in bulk at cost to Kenya Power under a management contract. Following energy sectoral reforms in 1996, the management of KPC was separated from Kenya Power and a new enterprise was established called KenGen. The power utility owns 31 power-generating plants and operates in a liberalised power generation environment. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

African Sun Limited HY2010 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Sun Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Sun Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Sun Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Sun Limited (  2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Sun Limited is a hospitality management company that is involved in the running of hotels, resorts, casinos and timeshare operations in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It operates through four divisions; Hotels Under Management, Hotels Under Franchise, Owner-managed Hotels and the Victoria Falls Hotel Partnership. Established in 1968 as Zimbabwe Sun Limited, the company has grown in stature to include Legacy Hospitality Management Services Limited which manages five hotels, and the InterContinental Hotels Group. Prestigious hotel brands in African Sun Limited’s expansive portfolio include The Victoria Falls Hotel, Holiday Inn, Great Zimbabwe Hotel and The Caribbea Bay Resort. African Sun Limited is a constituent of the Zimbabwe Industrial Index. African Sun Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Assata Shakur is a modern-day Harriet Tubman

first_imgAssata Shakur with Monica Moorehead in 1997.I had the distinct honor of meeting Assata Shakur in person at the 1997 World Youth Festival in Havana, Cuba. I was all the more surprised when she recognized me as the 1996 presidential candidate for Workers World Party. Assata has been living in political exile in Cuba since 1979. A year later, in 1998, during a New York City memorial for Workers World Party chairperson Sam Marcy, Assata sent a moving message of condolence to our organization.So when the FBI posted a $2 million bounty May 2 for the return of Assata to the U.S., not only did it anger me and countless others, but it also reminded me of another bounty put on the head of another freedom fighter over 160 years ago — Harriet Tubman.Both of these courageous women sacrificed much in their lives, including any kind of a normal family life, to join important movements to free humanity from oppression. Harriet was born into slavery, only to escape to join the Underground Railroad, where, as a conductor, she brought  hundreds of enslaved people of African descent to freedom in the North, including to Canada. She was so hated by the slavocracy that a $50,000 bounty — big money in those days — was put on her head for capture, dead or alive.During Tubman’s era, the slavocracy had at its disposal the federal government, with the Supreme Court refusing to recognize escaped former slaves as citizens based on the 1857 Dred Scott decision. The Constitution counted Black people as “three-fifths of a human being,” and the Dred Scott decision encouraged armed white vigilantes, who were paid to recapture those trying to escape the slave masters. This kind of terrorist atmosphere did not impede Harriet Tubman from her political activism until she died 100 years ago in 1913.Assata’s political journeyBorn in New York City in the late 1940s, Assata moved to Wilmington, N.C., to live with her grandmother when she was three years old until her teenage years. She eventually joined both the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army.The Panthers were beloved and respected within numerous poor, Black urban communities where they provided free breakfast programs, health clinics and other vital services, while at the same time promoting the right to armed self-defense against police terror and state repression. The Panthers were forerunners with their call for community control of the police.COINTELPRO or Counter-Intelligence Program was created by the FBI then led by notorious J. Edgar Hoover in the early 1950s. The aim of COINTELPRO was to use every dirty tactic, including demonization in the media, to discredit and eventually destroy national liberation movements like the Panthers and their leaders. Assata, for instance, was harassed, arrested and falsely accused of several bank robberies beginning in the late 1960s. She was acquitted each time of the bogus charges.Then on May 2, 1973, Assata and two other Panther members, Sundiata Acoli and Zayd Malik Shakur, were stopped by white state troopers on the New Jersey Turnpike. Shots were fired, which resulted in the death of Shakur and Assata being shot multiple times. One of the troopers died.   Assata and Acoli were charged with murder and convicted by all-white juries.Both were railroaded to prison based on their political beliefs and convictions. Assata spent more than six brutal years in men’s and women’s prisons before she was able to escape to Cuba where she was welcomed with open arms. Acoli has been imprisoned for 40 years.There are now posters in post offices and even a huge billboard in New Jersey calling for the arrest of Assata as a “terrorist.” The CIA has falsely accused Cuba of “exporting terrorism” since soon after its revolutionary leadership defeated the U.S.-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs in 1961 and declared the country to be socialist.It is important for the progressive movement here and worldwide to expose the U.S. as being the biggest exporter of terrorism. Its deadly weapons, including drones, maim and kill to protect the profits of the bosses and bankers.The bounty on Assata will boomerang and eventually help to introduce her inspirational story to a whole new generation of younger activists who are already disenchanted with capitalism and all its ills. And it will bring about a deeper solidarity with Cuba.Hands off Assata and Cuba!Moorehead saw Assata again in June 2000 as part of a U.S. delegation that participated in a Cuban TV panel on the growth of the U.S. prison-industrial complex. Read Assata’s open letter published May 3, 2013 at following link is a two-hour meeting Assata Shakur held with activists during the World Youth Festival in Havana, Cuba in 1997 taped by People’s Video Network founding member, the late Key Martin. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Forum challenges ‘safety’ of militarized police forces

first_imgOakland, Calif. — Police departments across the country have been getting more and more militarized through receiving much weaponry directly from the Pentagon and with police recruiting often focusing on war veterans. The Anti Police-Terror Project has launched a campaign to demilitarize the police, starting with the small community of Emeryville, Calif., just north of Oakland, where Yuvette Henderson was killed by Emeryville police officers armed with AR-15 assault rifles.The APTP held a forum in Emeryville on Dec. 13 to open the discussion on whether these militarized police departments really make the communities they are charged with defending any safer, as they claim, or whether these weapons are actually part of the real threat to Black communities and other people of color.Speaking to a packed house, which included two Emeryville City Council members, a number of speakers talked about the various perspectives involved. Cat Brooks of the ATPT chaired the meeting. Yuvette Henderson’s brother, Jamison Robinson, talked about the loss of his sister. John Lindsay-Poland of the American Friends Service Committee spoke on the Pentagon’s giving weapons to local police forces. Omar Ali of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center spoke on the Israeli Defense Force’s training of U.S. police departments, including the Oakland PD. Sagnicthe Salazar of the Stop Urban Shield Coalition covered the role of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and their ties to local policing. Maddy Taylor of Standing Up for Racial Justice described organizing plans to demilitarize the Emeryville police. Alia Sharrief, a Muslimah [Muslim woman] hip-hop artist, performed “Black Heroes.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horned Frogs edged by Iowa State in heartbreaking fashion, 66-63

first_imgTCU vs Iowa State women’s baskeball at Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on February 14, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) Robbie Vaglio Facebook ReddIt ReddIt printA poor offensive showing plagued the Horned Frogs Wednesday night as they could not overcome an inconsistent showing against Iowa State at Schollmaier Arena, falling 66-63.Following a seven-game win streak in Big 12 play, the Horned Frogs have now recorded four consecutive losses.“This is a disappointing loss for our team,” TCU head coach Raegan Pebley said. “It’s just that hard to sweep teams in our conference. At this time of year, every single possession is extremely important, especially when you’re playing a team shooting the three as well as Iowa State is right now.”Both offenses started in a rut in the first quarter. Sophomore Kianna Ray netted the first basket for the Horned Frogs with a jumper from the free throw line two minutes into the game, but the team could not get much going in the first 10 minutes.The Horned Frogs were up 10-9 after the first quarter but could not capitalize on Iowa State’s struggles. Iowa State finished the first quarter hitting only two of their final 12 shots with five turnovers and presented the Horned Frogs with a perfect opportunity to pull away. The Horned Frogs did not exploit the opportunity and finished the quarter hitting one of their final eight shots.Iowa State’s sluggish outing from the field continued into the second quarter. The Cyclones began the quarter hitting four of their first 14 shots with three turnovers. In response, the Horned Frogs locked in from beyond the arc with four three-point field goals, including three from junior Dakota Vann.The Cyclones fought back late in the second quarter. TCU suffered a four-minute scoring drought to finish the half with three turnovers which allowed Iowa State to end the half on a 6-0 run. The Horned Frogs entered the locker room up 28-25.“[The drought] was huge because they were able to convert during that time and continue to chip away at the lead,” Pebley said.Iowa State continued their momentum from the first half into the third quarter and extended their lead to eight points, led by junior Bridget Carleton. Carleton, a finalist for the Cheryl Miller Award as the nation’s top small forward, torched the Horned Frogs for 12 third-quarter points.The Cyclones shot 53 percent from the field in the third quarter while TCU shot only 25 percent.A major force in keeping the Horned Frogs off the scoreboard was Iowa State’s Claire Ricketts. A brick wall in the paint, she finished the contest with six total blocks, 12 rebounds (three of them offensive) and six second-chance points.The Horned Frogs were outscored 22-11 in the third quarter. TCU’s 11 points are tied for their season-low in a quarter, set Nov. 24 against Arizona.The fourth quarter was a different story. The Horned Frogs locked in defensively, forced two turnovers and blocked a shot within two minutes to retake the lead, 48-47.“We just continued to stay locked in and were really able to be more aggressive on our switches to create better matchups on the floor which helped us a lot,” Pebley said.The Cyclones and Carleton would not be denied, though. Carleton finished the contest with 26 points, including nine in the fourth quarter to combat TCU’s run.Once the Cyclones regained the lead, the Horned Frogs trimmed the deficit to as little as two points with 37 seconds remaining. TCU couldn’t complete the comeback, however, and the Cyclones left Fort Worth victorious.“We fell short today,” Pebley said. “We need to stay positive and I believe if our team does that, we will get to where we want to be. We can still do a lot of great things with this team this season.”Iowa State leads the Big 12 in three-point field goals per game, averaging just under nine per game. The Cyclones hit 10 Wednesday night and Pebley said their ability to convert from beyond the arc is their best quality.“They have five players on the floor and everyone who played shot the three,” Pebley said. “They’re shooting it confidently and very well right now.”Four games into the month of February, the Horned Frogs still have yet to win a game. The Frogs have four losses in the first 14 days of the month, with three coming to ranked opponents.Up next, the Horned Frogs will return to Schollmaier Arena Saturday against the Kansas State Wildcats. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. Robbie Vaglio Linkedin Robbie Vaglio Previous articleCreative Writing Contest now accepting submissionsNext articleWATCH: Interview with animator behind Scooby Doo, Rugrats, Yellow Submarine Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU What to watch during quarantine Facebook Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Linkedin Robbie Vaglio TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! 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Italian journalist and Russian fixer killed in eastern Ukraine

first_img Follow the news on Ukraine February 26, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en September 7, 2020 Find out more News UkraineEurope – Central Asia UkraineEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian fixer and interpreter, Andrei Mironov, were killed by mortar fire near Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region on 24 May. William Roguelon, a French photographer working for the Wostok Press agency who was with them, sustained leg injuries from the same shell.“We would like to express our deep sadness and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims,” Reporters Without Borders research director Lucie Morillon said.“We are shocked by the death of these two seasoned media workers. The crisis in eastern Ukraine is getting more and more violent and dangerous for the journalists covering it. We call on all parties to the conflict to respect the work of journalists, regardless of the editorial policies of their news organizations. It is the public’s right to information that is threatened when a journalist is targeted.”Rocchelli, Roguelon, Mironov and their driver were caught in an exchange of fire in Andreievka, a village a few kilometres south of Sloviansk, on the evening of 24 May. Roguelon said “between 40 and 60 mortar shells” were fired, one of them landing in the ditch in which they had taken cover.Although injured in the legs, Roguelon was able to flee and cross the rebel lines brandishing his camera. Residents took him to Andreievka’s hospital. After a period of uncertainty and contradictory reports, the Italian foreign ministry confirmed Rocchelli’s death. Relatives have not yet identified his and Mironov’s bodies.Since founding the Cesura photographers’ collective with four other photographers in 2008, Rocchelli had covered the conflict in Afghanistan and the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Libya. He had also visited Kyrgyzstan and the Caucasus. Based in Milan and Moscow, he worked for leading western media including Le Monde, L’Espresso and Foreign Policy, as well as Russian media such as Novaya Gazeta and Kommersant.He had been in eastern Ukraine for several weeks accompanied by Mironov, a human rights activist, member of the Russian NGO Memorial and former Soviet dissident, who had learned Italian in a work camp and often worked with Italian journalists.A total of 218 journalists were physically attacked or injured in Ukraine in the first four months of this year, but Rocchelli and his fixer were the first media workers to be killed since the start of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.The clashes between the Ukrainian armed forces and anti-Kiev rebels are becoming more and more violent. The climate was particularly tense on the eve of yesterday’s presidential election. A crew with the Belarusian TV station Belsat also came under at a checkpoint near Sloviansk on 24 May and shots were fired at their car a few hours later without anyone being injured. March 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img May 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Italian journalist and Russian fixer killed in eastern Ukraine Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Receive email alerts News News Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Organisation last_img read more

Letter to John Kerry about freedom of information in Morocco

first_img Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa April 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to John Kerry about freedom of information in Morocco News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Help by sharing this information News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Christophe DeloireReporters Without Borders secretary-generalcc – US Embassy in Morocco RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance center_img to go further Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Reporters Without Borders has voiced its concerns about freedom of information in Morocco in a letter today to US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is to visit Rabat this week as part of the strategic dialogue between the United States and Morocco. Kerry’s visit was originally due to have taken place on 11-12 November but was postponed because of talks in Geneva about Iran’s nuclear programme.The letter urges Kerry to raise a number of issues in his talks with Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar, including the case of Ali Anouzla, a journalist who is being prosecuted under Morocco’s anti-terrorism law.————————————————————-US Secretary of State John Kerry2201 C Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20520United States of AmericaParis, 31 March 2014Dear Secretary of State Kerry,Reporters Without Borders would like to share with your its concerns about freedom of information in Morocco ahead of your official visit to Rabat for the second session in the strategic dialogue between the United States and Morocco.The prosecution of the journalist Ali Anouzla is currently the subject of controversy in Morocco. The editor of the Arabic-language version of the Moroccan news website Lakome, Anouzla was arrested in Rabat on 17 September for posting a link to an article in the Spanish daily El País, which in turn had a link to a video attributed to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.Anouzla was freed on 25 October after more than five weeks in “preventive detention” but continues to face a possible sentence of 10 to 30 years in prison on various charges including providing “material assistance” to a terrorist organization and “defending terrorist crimes.” He is next due to appear before the investigating judge in charge of the case on 20 May. June 8, 2021 Find out more The Arabic and French-language versions of the Lakome site have meanwhile remained blocked since 17 October, despite Anouzla requests to the prosecutor’s office and, more recently, to Prime Minister Abdelillah Benkirane.Reporters Without Borders is of the view that these judicial proceedings and the censorship of these websites are the result of a political and arbitrary decision and therefore constitute grave violations of the right to freedom of information.The situation of freedom of information in Morocco, ranked 136th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, is the source of a number of other concerns that require concrete measures by the authorities in order to improve respect for the right to inform and be informed.Reporters Without Borders has often stressed the need for legal reforms that would fully guarantee the principle of freedom of information. The promises of reform announced by the Moroccan authorities after the 2011 constitutional referendum have been slow to materialize.Media offences urgently need to be decriminalized both in the press code (article 41) and in the penal code (articles 179, 54, 65 and 66), but without any resulting increase in the size of fines, which must continue to be proportionate. And the law must clearly and precisely define these offences, especially “insults” and “grave insults,” which are extremely subjective and give the authorities, especially judges, a great deal of scope for arbitrary decisions.The principle that a special law has primacy over a general law must be reaffirmed so that no provision in the penal code is applied when a media offence is concerned. At the same time, the judiciary must be reformed in order to ensure that judges are really independent.Reporters Without Borders also calls for the elimination of the “red lines” imposed by the law or by practice on coverage of such subjects as the monarchy, Islam and territorial integrity, and an end to publishing bans for blasphemy.An independent and transparent mechanism is needed for issuing press cards and accreditation to Moroccan and foreign journalist working for both national and international media. Neither the issuing nor withdrawal of a press card or accreditation should be the result of an arbitrary political decision. A decision to withdraw should be exceptional and should be taken by a court.Independent and transparent mechanisms for allocating direct state subsidies to the media, for allocating state and private-sector advertising, and for regulating or self-regulating the print and broadcast media are also needed.We therefore think it is important that, in the course of your talks with your Moroccan counterpart, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, you should raise the subject of freedom of information in Morocco and, in particular, the disturbing practices used in the case of Ali Anouzla and the Lakome website, which pose a grave threat to all independent media in Morocco.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely, Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

HC Under Article 226 Should Not Entertain A Dispute Which Is Arbitrable Unless There Is An Issue Of Public Interest: Supreme Court

first_imgNews UpdatesHC Under Article 226 Should Not Entertain A Dispute Which Is Arbitrable Unless There Is An Issue Of Public Interest: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 April 2021 4:42 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that ordinarily a High Court in its jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution has to decline to entertain a dispute which is arbitrable, unless there is a fundamental issue of public interest.The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, MR Shah and Sanjiv Khanna observed thus while considering appeals filed by Rapid Metrorail Gurgaon Limited against…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court observed that ordinarily a High Court in its jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution has to decline to entertain a dispute which is arbitrable, unless there is a fundamental issue of public interest.The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, MR Shah and Sanjiv Khanna observed thus while considering appeals filed by Rapid Metrorail Gurgaon Limited  against the order passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in writ petitions filed by Haryana Mass Rapid Transport Corporation (challenging termination notices issued by RMGL). Though there was an arbitration clause, the High Court had entertained the writ petition. In appeal, the Apex Court bench noted that the High Court was concerned over a fundamental issue of public interest, which was the hardship that would be caused to commuters who use the rapid metro as a vehicle for mass transport in Gurgaon. In this context, the bench observed:”As such, the High Court’s exercise of its writ jurisdiction under Article 226 in the present case was justified since non-interference, which would have inevitably led to the disruption of rapid metro lines for Gurgaon, would have had disastrous consequences for the general public. However, as a measure of abundant caution, we clarify that ordinarily the High Court in its jurisdiction under Article 226 would decline to entertain a dispute which is arbitrable  . Moreover, remedies are available under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 for seeking interim directions either under Section 9 before the Court vested with jurisdiction or under Section 17 before the Arbitral Tribunal itself.”The court disposed of the appeal by issuing the following directions:i) HSVP shall within a period of three months from the date of the present judgment deposit into the Escrow Account 80 per cent of the debt due as determined in the reports of the auditors dated 23 June 2020, in the case of RMGL and RMGSL respectively; (ii) The deposit into the Escrow Account shall continue to be maintained in Escrow, subject to any order that may be passed by NCLAT or any competent statutory authority, and shall not be appropriated by the Escrow Bank without specific permission; (iii) RMGL and RMGSL on the one hand, and HSVP on the other, are at liberty to pursue their rights and remedies in pursuance of the arbitration clause contained in the Concession Agreements on all PART F 67 matters falling within the ambit of the arbitration agreement, including the validity of the notices of termination, any past or future inter se claims and liabilities as envisaged in the order of the High Court dated 20 September 2019, as modified on 4 October 2019 and 15 October 2019; (iv) In terms of clause (v) of the order of the High Court dated 20 September 2019, in the event of any dispute arising about the correctness of the CAG report, in regard to the determination of the debt due, any of the parties would be at liberty to raise a dispute in the course of arbitral proceedings; (v) Upon compliance with the directions contained in (i) above, RMGL and RMGSL shall execute and handover to HSVP all documents which are required for effectuating the transfer of operations, maintenance and assets to HSVP or their nominees with a view to fulfill the obligation of the concessionaires in Article 25 of the Concession Agreement dated 9 December 2009 and clause (vi) contained in the order of the High Court dated 20 September 2019, as modified on 4 October 2019 and 15 October 2019; and (vi) The writ petitions filed before the High Court by the respondents shall stand disposed ofCase: Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Limited vs. Haryana Mass Rapid Transport CorporationCoram: Justices DY Chandrachud, MR Shah and Sanjiv KhannaCitation: LL 2021 SC 194Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Major fire at Cork Port now under control

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cork Port says a major fire on its premises is now under control.It says it broke out at a grain storage facility at the Ringaskiddy Deepwater Berth this morning.There are no reports of any casualties and emergency services remain on site to monitor the area.The Port says all ship operations in Ringaskiddy have been suspended as a precaution until further notice.Local Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus McGrath says the plume of smoke was huge at one point:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.(Image from Cork Safety Alerts. Image: Rory Conlon) Twitter Facebook Twitter By News Highland – January 9, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleIs Jason Quigley set for a return in Moscow?Next articleGardai in Milford seize €15,000 of Amphetamine and cash News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Major fire at Cork Port now under control Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

The ice thickness distribution of Flask Glacier, Antarctic Peninsula, determined by combining radio-echo soundings, surface velocity data and flow modelling

first_imgAn interpolated bedrock topography is presented for Flask Glacier, one of the tributaries of the remnant part of the Larsen B ice shelf, Antarctic Peninsula. The ice thickness distribution is derived by combining direct but sparse measurements from airborne radio-echo soundings with indirect estimates obtained from ice-flow modelling. The ice-flow model is applied to a series of transverse profiles, and a first estimate of the bedrock is iteratively adjusted until agreement between modelled and measured surface velocities is achieved. The adjusted bedrock is then used to reinterpret the radio-echo soundings, and the recovered information used to further improve the estimate of the bedrock itself. The ice flux along the glacier center line provides an additional and independent constraint on the ice thickness. The resulting bedrock topography reveals a glacier bed situated mainly below sea level with sections having retrograde slope. The total ice volume of 120±15 km3 for the considered area of 215 km2 corresponds to an average ice thickness of 560±70 m.last_img read more