Study reveals new Antarctic process contributing to sea level rise and climate change

A new study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise. The research found that glacial meltwater makes the ocean’s surface layer less salty and more buoyant, preventing deep mixing in winter and allowing warm water at depth to retain its heat and further melt glaciers from below.
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On 'The View,' Stormy Daniels reveals sketch of a man she said threatened her

  1. On ‘The View,’ Stormy Daniels reveals sketch of a man she said threatened her  Washington Post
  2. Looks familiar: Sketch of man who allegedly threatened Stormy Daniels resembles Tom Brady  USA TODAY
  3. Reward posted for mystery man accused of threatening Stormy Daniels  CBS News
  4. Stormy Daniels, Attorney Michael Avenatti Discuss Court Hearing On Michael Cohen Raid | The View  YouTube
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Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst reveals HIV diagnosis

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst reveals HIV diagnosisEurovision winner Conchita Wurst has revealed she is HIV positive and has been living with the virus for years. Wurst, the onstage alter-ego of drag queen Thomas Neuwirth, said she was force to reveal the news after an ex-boyfriend had “threatened to go public.” “I will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life,” the 29-year old wrote on Instagram. “Coming out is better than being outed by a third party.” Wurst shot to fame after winning the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with her song Rise Like a Phoenix. Wurst wrote that she had been receiving regular treatment for “several years.” The virus is no longer detectable in her blood and not capable of being passed on, she said. heute ist der tag gekommen, mich für den rest meines lebens von einem damoklesschwert zu befreien: ich bin seit vielen jahren hiv-positiv. das ist für die öffentlichkeit eigentlich irrelevant, aber ein ex-freund droht mir, mit dieser privaten information an die öffentlichkeit zu gehen, und ich gebe auch in zukunft niemandem das recht, mir angst zu machen und mein leben derart zu beeinflussen. seit ich die diagnose erhalten habe, bin ich in medizinischer behandlung, und seit vielen jahren unterbrechungsfrei unter der nachweisgrenze, damit also nicht in der lage, den virus weiter zu geben. ich wollte aus mehreren gründen bisher nicht damit an die öffentlichkeit gehen, nur zwei davon will ich hier nennen: der wichtigste war mir meine familie, die seit dem ersten tag bescheid weiss und mich bedingungslos unterstützt hat. ihnen hätte ich die aufmerksamkeit für den hiv-status ihres sohnes, enkels und bruders gerne erspart. genauso wissen meine freunde seit geraumer zeit bescheid und gehen in einer unbefangenheit damit um, die ich jeder und jedem betroffenen wünschen würde. zweitens ist es eine information, die meiner meinung nach hauptsächlich für diejenigen menschen von relevanz ist, mit denen sexueller kontakt infrage kommt. coming out ist besser als von dritten geoutet zu werden. ich hoffe, mut zu machen und einen weiteren schritt zu setzen gegen die stigmatisierung von menschen, die sich durch ihr eigenes verhalten oder aber unverschuldet mit hiv infiziert haben. an meine fans: die information über meinen hiv-status mag neu für euch sein – mein status ist es nicht! es geht mir gesundheitlich gut, und ich bin stärker, motivierter und befreiter denn je. danke für eure unterstützung! A post shared by conchita (@conchitawurst) on Apr 15, 2018 at 12:01pm PDT “I hope to encourage (others) and make a step against the stigmatisation of people who through their own behaviour or through no fault of their own were infected with HIV,” she said. “To my fans: the information about my hiv status may be new to you – my status is not! I’m well and… I’m stronger, more motivated and liberated than ever. Thank you for your support!” Wurst had wanted to keep the information secret to protect her family, who knew about her condition, and because it was only relevant to her former partners, she said. The Terrence Higgins trust, which campaigns on HIV issues, said that threatening to reveal someone’s HIV diagnosis was “entirely wrong.” Its chief executive, Ian Green applauded Wurst’s response. “The decision to talk openly about your HIV status should be a personal one and not taken away or ever, ever used as a threat. Threatening to reveal someone’s HIV status, under any circumstances, is entirely wrong,” Green said. “What other health condition would be used as blackmail against someone? And we know this isn’t something which only happens to those in the public eye. “We applaud Conchita for handling this with such dignity and including in her post that people living with HIV who are on effective treatment, like her, can’t pass the virus on.”

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Prince Harry reveals Meghan Markle will take on Commonwealth role

Prince Harry reveals Meghan Markle will take on Commonwealth roleMeghan Markle is to join her future husband in his work as youth ambassador to the Commonwealth, Prince Harry has revealed, as he says she is “hugely excited” to help young people’s voices be heard. The Prince, delivering his first speech since being appointed as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, said he was “incredibly grateful” that the “woman I am about to marry” will be joining him in his new job.  In a heartfelt speech that included tributes to both his grandmother, the Queen, and his father, the Prince of Wales, Harry told a room of Commonwealth youth representatives that he would strive to “listen” to their concerns and ideas. Adding that he is now planning his first year in the job, he joked: “I know that serving as an ambassador to young people I am going to have to try to keep up with you.” Prince Harry and Ms Markle are now expected to undertake overseas tours of the Commonwealth as well as convening young people to hear their ideas on how to give them a bigger platform. Prince Harry gave his first speech since being appointed as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador Credit: SIMON DAWSON /Reuters The role of youth ambassador is considered particularly important because of the Commonwealth’s demographic, with 60 per cent of the population of its 53 member nations being under the age of 30. Prince Harry opened his speech with a tribute to his grandmother, saying: “When I was reflecting on how to make the biggest impact with this new role, I turned to the ultimate source of guidance on all things Commonwealth: the words of The Queen herself. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to undertake overseas tours of the Commonwealth Credit: Samir Hussein /WireImage  “On the day of her 21st birthday, the then Princess Elizabeth gave an extraordinary radio address from Cape Town. With an eye on the future, and an already unflinching sense of duty, she made a commitment.  “She said that whether her life be long or short, it would be dedicated to the service of the people of The Commonwealth. All of us here today can be grateful that it is a long life The Queen is still enjoying.  “Her Majesty’s commitment has meant that The Commonwealth is a thriving family of nations, a common link between nearly two and a half billion people, and a defender of democracy, justice, and peace.” Prince Harry delivering his speech on Monday morning Credit: SIMON DAWSON /REUTERS He also made reference to the Prince of Wales as he pledged to listen to concerns about climate change, explaining: “The young adults I have met across the Commonwealth have shown me time and again that your generation understands something very important: that to tackle a big challenge, you need to focus on the root causes, not the symptoms – something my father has believed for years, yet something society still struggles with.” Telling a hall full of young people that they would be the ones to change the world, Prince Harry said: “As I travel around the Commonwealth in my work on behalf of The Royal Family, it is striking to see just how different today’s generation of young adults are. “You are connected. You have made positive use of technology to build relationships within your communities, nations and across the globe. “You care. You want your nations to be cleaner, your planet to be greener, your friends and neighbours to be treated fairly and with respect, no matter their ethnicity, their religion, or their status. “You are optimistic. The complicated challenges we face – climate change, inequality, conflict – they do not discourage you. Rather, they inspire you to persevere and effect change.” Prince Harry is joined by Theresa May at the Commonwealth youth meeting Credit: SIMON DAWSON /Reuters The Prince concluded: “In my new role, I will work to support The Queen, my father The Prince of Wales, and my brother William, all of whom know that young people are the answer to the challenges of today.  “I am also incredibly grateful that the woman I am about to marry, Meghan, will be joining me in this work, of which she too is hugely excited to take part in.” Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, later said the Queen could have given no “greater gift” than her grandson to champion the youth of the Commonwealth. The speeches were delivered on the first day of forums leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.  Arriving at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre on Monday morning , the Prince was joined by Theresa May, the Prime Minister, to meet 18 youth delegates from the Commonwealth. Prince Harry and Theresa May meet delegates at the forum Credit: SIMON DAWSON /REUTERS In a meeting room, they greeted elected Youth Council representatives from Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, Namibia, India, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, and members of the International Youth Taskforce from all five regions of the Commonwealth. Prince Harry asked each of them how long they had been part of the council, whether they enjoyed the role, and what they hoped to get out of the Commonwealth forums this week. “Do you feel like people are listening to your generation?” he asked. After shaking hands, the group moved to a roundtable meeting led by Kishva Ambigapathy, Commonwealth Youth Council chairman, where they spent around half an hour in discussion with delegates.  “I wanted to make sure youth and young people are a priority at this meeting.,” Mrs May told them. “You are the future of the Commonwealth and it’s meant that we listen to you, we hear your ideas. “You have already shaped the agenda with the issues you want to be discussed, whether that’s youth unemployment or the environment.” About | The Commonwealth Prince Harry told the group their generation had “inspired” him, after seeing their hard work and passion during his travels throughout the Commonwealth, adding his saw his role as to “support them, listen to them and make sure they are heard”. The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) is intended as an “opportunity for the young people of the Commonwealth to build cross-cultural connections and networks, debate the challenges facing its young people, and agree youth-led initiatives to influence decision makers and ensure young people have a voice in its future”. The 2018 Youth Forum’s theme is “Powering Our Common Future”, with an agenda set by young representatives. The Commonwealth’s 53 member countries have a combined population of more than 2 billion, of which more than 60 per cent are under 30 years of age.

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Google accidentally reveals Android P might have iPhone X-like gestures

  1. Google accidentally reveals Android P might have iPhone X-like gestures  The Verge
  2. Is your Android phone a ‘toxic hellstew’ of vulnerabilities? There’s an app to help you find out  ZDNet
  3. Android P To Offer Nav Gestures As System Key Alternatives  Android Headlines
  4. The Android ecosystem contains a hidden patch gap – Security Research Labs  Security Research Labs
  5. Android P’s new navigation bar w/ pill-shaped Home & no Recents button revealed  9to5Google
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Rare reveals upcoming content updates to Sea of Thieves, including The Hungering Deep next month

  1. Rare reveals upcoming content updates to Sea of Thieves, including The Hungering Deep next month  MSPoweruser
  2. Sea of Thieves Event The Hungering Deep Announced, Content Road-map Revealed  Shacknews
  3. The foundation of Sea of Thieves is perfect as it is  Polygon
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