Climate change facts not changed much

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The Feb. 18 letter from Rodger Anderson on climate change contains at least two errors. First, the mass of the atmosphere is about 5,000 trillion metric tons, so adding two parts per million of carbon dioxide [CO2] requires the addition of about 10 billion metric tons, not the 400 billion he calculated. That’s about the amount currently released each year from burning fossil fuels. But the total CO2 budget is a little more complicated. There are other sources, and some is removed by dissolving in sea water.His second error is his assertion that the debate over climate change continues to grow. The debate has been over for many years among the climate scientists, who are in the best position to know. It is at least 98 percent certain that the climate is warming due to the generation of greenhouse gases by humans. Ginned-up controversy certainly has grown, but the actual facts are pretty clear and have not changed much in the past 20 years.James E. PickettNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Puccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Arsenal target Runar Alex Runarsson as Emiliano Martinez joins Aston Villa for £20m

first_imgAdvertisement Emiliano Martinez has joined Aston Villa for £20m (Getty Images)Arteta is also keen for Arsenal to bolster his midfield options before the end of the transfer window.‘We are still active in the market, we are looking at different options,’ the Arsenal manager said earlier this week.‘I would say we are active in the market for players in and out, at the moment the squad balance is not the ideal we want to achieve so there is still some work to do.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Some positions are overbooked, I said some others, in terms of specific qualities that we need, they are still not there.‘We have to bear in mind the complication with this transfer market and the complexity and the timing, because you can see that clubs are behaving in many different ways and it is a little bit uncertain how this will work in the next few weeks.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 13 Sep 2020 4:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.3kShares Arsenal target Runar Alex Runarsson as Emiliano Martinez joins Aston Villa for £20m Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson is on Arsenal’s radar (Getty Images)Arsenal are targeting Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson as a replacement for Emiliano Martinez, who has completed his £20 million move to Aston Villa.Martinez impressed for Arsenal at the end of last season following Bernd Leno’s injury but the Gunners have allowed the 28-year-old to leave in order to secure a regular role.Martinez, who was also wanted by Brighton, had a medical with Villa on Saturday after missing Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Fulham and has now signed a four-year contract with his new club.Arsenal are in the market to sign a back-up to Leno and according to The Telegraph, Runarsson is wanted by the Gunners as Martinez’s replacement and would cost around £1.5m.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s current goalkeeper coach, Inaki Cana, has already worked with Runarsson at Danish side Nordsjaelland.The 25-year-old is currently the second-choice goalkeeper at Dijon and has been capped five times by Iceland’s national team and was in their squad at the World Cup in 2014. Advertisementlast_img read more

Acreage home with tropical fish and a beach is Qld’s biggest sale

first_imgThis property at 1 Dungogie Dr, Tallebudgera, has sold. This house at 1 Dungogie Drive, Tallebudgera, has sold for $2.255m.A STUNNING resort-style home with a private sandy beach and tropical aquarium has sold for $2.255 million.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom property in Tallebudgera Park Estate on the Gold Coast was the biggest sale in the state in the past week, according to property research firm, CoreLogic. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This property at 1 Dungogie Dr, Tallebudgera, was the biggest sale of the week in Queensland, according to CoreLogic.The sale was negotiated by LJ Hooker Mudgeeraba.Records show the property last sold for $2 million in June 2015.The second biggest sale of the week, according to CoreLogic, was on the Sunshine Coast.A three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit at 101/14 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore, fetched $2.15 million through McGrath Estate Agents. The master bedroom has a spa in it.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoThe property on 8656 sqm at 1 Dungogie Drive is akin to a tropical island paradise, with its poolside gazebo, 25m solar-heated pool with sandy beach and a tranquil creek complete with arching bridge.And if that’s not enough to invoke a holiday feel, brightly coloured fish greet guests from the built-in aquarium in the residence’s entryway. This unit at 101/14 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au. This property at 1 Dungogie Dr, Tallebudgera, has sold. This unit at 101/14 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore, has sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.The ground floor penthouse-style apartment with ocean and river views in the Platinum building last sold for $1.9 million in 2014.It has a spacious 262 sqm courtyard with private spa, steam room and gym. AUCTION CLEARANCE RATE CLIMBS WHAT YOU CAN’T TAKE WHEN YOU SELL FORMER HOTELIER’S HOME FOR SALE last_img read more

Istanbul orders Caracas cars

first_imgROLLING STOCK for the first stage of the Istanbul heavy metro is to be supplied by GEC Alsthom’s Valenciennes works in northern France. On September 2 the company announced that Istanbul Ulasim ve Ticaret AS had awarded a 7400bn lira contract for an initial build of 32 cars.The vehicles will be derived from those supplied to the Caracas metro in Venezuela, and deliveries are expected to start in September 1998, ready for completion of the Taksim – 4 Levent line at the end of the year. Electrical and mechanical works on this section are being undertaken by a consortium of Cegelec with Albayrak and Cengiz at a cost of 22128bn lira.The rolling stock contract also includes a technology transfer agreement for local construction of a further 64 vehicles to operate the second phase of the metro. Istanbul Municipality was due to receive prequalification bids by September 25 for construction of this section, which will run for 5·5 km south from Taksim through Unkapani and across the Golden Horn into the old city to reach an interchange with the existing light metro and tramway routes at Yenikapi (left). The civil work is expected to cost between 35000bn and 50000bn lira. olast_img read more

KLP sees demand heat up for DC pensions

first_imgKLP reported a 1.7% value-adjusted return on customer funds between January and March, and said strong return from equities was the major contributor to the 2017 result to date.Sverre Thornes, KLP’s chief executive, said: “The good result enables us to maintain a lower level of premium than the current very low interest rates would indicate.”The company, whose total assets grew to NOK612bn (€65.3bn) by the end of March from NOK596bn at the end of December, said it had “stable underlying growth” in its premium reserves.The solvency ratio rose to 214% during the quarter, from 209%, according to the interim figures.KLP said the ongoing municipal and regional reform in Norway might affect its customer base, and that it was following the situation closely. Norway’s biggest municipal pensions provider saw increased demand for defined contribution (DC) pensions among corporate clients in the first three months of the year.Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) set up 80 new contracts in the first quarter, it said.Commenting in its Q1 results statement, the pension fund said: “KLP aims to be a sound provider for these customers… and is pleased that more and more customers are choosing KLP for their defined contribution pension schemes.”Alongside the 80 new corporate DC customers, the fund said 3,286 pension capital certificates had also been transferred to the company in the period.last_img read more

Swiss pension vehicles secure greater investment flexibility

first_imgThe government noted that a revision of the rules had become necessary in light of increased demand for higher equity allocations, which was “understandable given the low interest rate environment and legally also permitted”.At least some of the changes were made to allow the investment foundations to better compete with mutual fund providers.The incoming rule changes also relate to the governance of investment foundations. They reinforce the investor meeting as the supreme governing body of the investment foundation. In future it alone will be responsible for electing the board of trustees.The announcement of the final changes comes around nine months after draft amendments were proposed for consultation in September. On Friday the federal social security department said the draft text had largely been well received.KGAST, an association representing the investment foundations, welcomed the changes, saying that adjustments to the regulation had been “important and urgent”.CEO Roland Kriemler said the association was relieved that the discussion about various unsuitable rules for investment foundations had come to “a successful end” with the government’s edict.However, he warned there were still two fixes that needed to be made, as investment foundations were at a disadvantage relative to mutual funds with regard to value-added tax and stamp duty.Swiss investment foundations have a history going back to the 1960s, but they were only codified in law in 2010. Swiss pension funds pool their assets in the vehicles to invest in certain funds or direct investments. The Swiss federal government has approved rules that will grant Swiss collective pension foundations more investment freedom.Changes to the regulation governing the investment foundations – Anlagestiftungen in German and fondations de placement in French – will come into force on 1 August this year.The new rules expand the foundations’ investment opportunities and flexibility. They will be allowed to offer mixed portfolios with a higher allocation to equities and alternative assets, as long as this is made explicit.Under the current regulations, foundations offering mixed portfolios cannot exceed a 50% equity allocation. They also face restrictions on diversifying into alternative asset classes.last_img read more

Andre Gomes returns 86 days after horror ankle break

first_img Loading… Gomes made a step up in his rehabilitation when he undertook a session in the gym with a club physio on January 16 at the club’s Finch Farm base. Ancelotti was pleased with Gomes at that stage but will be growing more hopeful he can use him before the season draws to a close. ‘It is good news. He is doing well in his recovery,’ Ancelotti said recently, after he returned to gym sessions. ‘It is going fast, so I hope as soon as possible he can be with us, because he’s a fantastic player.’ Read AlsoEverton dedicate first away win of the season to Gomes Gomes, signed permanently from Barcelona in the summer after impressing on-loan last season, suffered the injury after a tackle from Son Heung-min on November 3 at Goodison Park. The South Korean was sent off and was in tears as he left the pitch, though his red card was later rescinded on appeal FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneBoys Deserve More Than Action-Hero Role Models6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 10 Nations That Are Most Difficult To InvadeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Pennycenter_img Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was given a major boost on Tuesday as Andre Gomes joined in with training just 86 days on from his ankle break. Gomes looked likely to be out for the remainder of the campaign when he sustained the horror injury at Goodison Park in November against Tottenham. But the 26-year-old is defying expectations and continues to recover ahead of schedule as he wore a smile during Tuesday’s training session. While the club confirmed that Gomes joined in for ‘small sections’ of the session on Tuesday, it is a welcome boost to team-mates and supporters that the star midfielder is ahead of schedule. The training session represented the first chance manager Carlo Ancelotti has had to see the midfielder in action. In a video posted by the club’s Twitter account, Gomes is seen playing in a small-sided game as well as a number of quick reaction drills. Andre Gomes in pains during the horror attack, but happy to be backlast_img read more

Chelsea rematch with Manchester United not about ‘revenge’ – Kante

first_img It is a crucial period for Chelsea with United on Monday, then a home clash with Tottenham on Saturday before a Champions League last-16, first leg tie at home to Bayern Munich. Kante said the mid-season break has hopefully enabled Chelsea to recharge for a final push. “I spent time with family and friends at home in Paris, just chilling,” the 28-year-old said. “It’s a nice thing, a new thing in the Premier League and it’s good for the players. “We have come back and tried to get a good fitness, to be prepared for the next game because we need to make sure we get the three points. Read Also:Chelsea give updates on Kante’s hamstring injury “I believe we have the team to get what we want this season — to finish in the top four, get Champions League football next season and why not to win a title as well. We have everything that we need in this team.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… N’Golo Kante says Chelsea’s home clash with Manchester United on Monday is not about avenging an opening-day hammering at Old Trafford, but keeping their noses in front in the scrap for a Premier League top-four finish. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana Jones8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Chelsea are still in fourth spot but after only one win in their last four league games, the gap over the clubs beneath them has been steadily eroded. They are just two points above fifth-placed Sheffield United while Tottenham Hotspur can move within a point of the Blues if they win at Aston Villa on Sunday. United are six points behind. “Man United were a bit behind but now they have closed the gap so it’s a big opportunity either for us to keep them behind or for them to close the gap more,” midfielder Kante said. “It’s an important game for both teams. We all know that Man United at home is a very difficult game, especially after what happened in the first game but we don’t look at this. “We just look forward because we want to keep the gap and so that’s why we need to win, not to get revenge.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Wildcats Varsity Tennis Falls To Trojans

first_imgThe FC Wildcats took on EIAC opponents, the East Central Trojans, losing 3-2.The Cats came out strong in the match with Trevor Murray winning easy at #2 singles, and then, the #1 doubles team of Braydon Ertel and Dylan Little got the win as well to put the Cats up 2-0. However, wins at 1 and 3 singles by the Trojans tied it up at 2-all with just the #2 doubles match remaining. After losing the first set, Lewis and Oetzel battled back to send it to a decisive third set. However, in the end, the Trojans were just too strong as they win the third set, 1-6.It was a tough fought match, and the Cats look to bounce back next week with matches against both Batesville and Greensburg.Scores:#1 Singles: Landon Bundy (FC) fell to Chase Lambrinides (EC) – (3-6, 3-6)#2 Singles: Trevor Murray (FC) defeated Bryce Taylor (EC) – (6-1, 6-2)#3 Singles: Austin Arrasmith (FC) fell to Gavin Daniels (EC) – (1-6, 3-6)#1 Doubles: Braydon Ertel and Dylan Little (FC) defeated Cole Davidson/Jared Volpenhein (EC) – (6-0, 6-1)#2 Doubles: Dillon Lewis/Kurt Oetzel (FC) fell to Allen Pope/Zach Bovard (EC) – (5-7, 7-6(8-6), 1-6)Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Landon Bundy.last_img read more

Beijing’s Workers’ Stadium razed as China target World Cup bid

first_img The Workers Stadium also hosted the 2004 Asian Cup final, when China lost to arch-rivals Japan under contentious circumstances, triggering angry protests by fans. China is on a football-stadium building and renovation spree, heightening expectations that the country will bid for the World Cup as early as 2030. Read Also: UCL: Nagelsmann rues Leipzig defeat The rebuilt Workers’ Stadium, which before being pulled down had a capacity of about 65,000, is pencilled in to host 2023 Asian Cup matches. New football stadiums are springing up across the world’s most populous country with Guoan’s CSL rivals Guangzhou Evergrande constructing a mammoth 100,000-seat venue. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 China rapidly tore down the famous Workers’ Stadium in Beijing this week as part of grand plans to revamp its football infrastructure ahead of an expected World Cup bid. The imposing arena in the heart of the Chinese capital will be almost completely rebuilt and is scheduled for completion in December 2022. Groups of people gathered to watch as the stadium, a landmark for decades, was levelled within just a few days, with the goalposts poignantly left standing even as the stands crashed down all around. The Workers’ Stadium was built in 1959 as one of 10 major construction projects to mark the 10th anniversary of communist China. Fondly known as “Gongti” — an abbreviation of its name in Chinese — the cavernous but crumbling arena was home to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan and hosted football matches for the 2008 Olympics. China’s national team matches at the stadium included an infamous defeat to Hong Kong in 1985, after which home fans rioted — and pop concerts.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Albino Animals Who Look Like Ghosts15 Action Heroes 25 Years Ago And Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Most Influential Countries In The History Of The World Loading… last_img read more