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Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise

Science
Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish.That's the conclusion of the biggest study of its kind, undertaken by conservation group IUCN.While nutrient run-off has been known for decades, researchers say that climate change is making the lack of oxygen worse. Around 700 ocean sites are now suffering from low oxygen, compared with 45 in the 1960s. Researchers say the depletion is threatening species including tuna, marlin and sharks.The threat to oceans from nutrient run-off of chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus from farms and industry has long been known to impact the levels of oxygen in the sea waters and still remains the primary factor, especially closer to coasts.However, i...
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley running, cutting after ankle injury

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley running, cutting after ankle injury

Sports
Oct. 2 (UPI) -- New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley was running and cutting on the practice field Wednesday after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers less than two weeks ago. Barkley was seen stretching and working out with the Giants' medical staff on a side field. Despite his light workout, the Giants listed him as a non-participant during Wednesday's practice, according to the team's official injury report. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur didn't rule out Barkley for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, but it remains unlikely that he plays. League sources told ESPN that Barkley is eyeing a return the following week, when the Giants visit the New England Patriots on Oct. 10. "I don't know yet," Shurmur said about the tailback's availability...
Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

Masa Son’s multi-generational vision is running into a brick wall: The public markets

Finance
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group at the SoftBank World 2018 event in Tokyo, Japan.Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesSoftBank is learning the biggest obstacle to success for its $ 100 billion Vision Fund are the public markets. That's where founder and CEO Masayoshi Son's long-term ambitions are colliding head-on with the near-term expectations of Wall Street.The theme of Son's Vision Fund, which has already deployed more than $ 70 billion in dozens of companies (primarily privately held technology companies) is to bet big and move quickly. In one of the fund's first press releases, SoftBank explained the purpose was to expedite building businesses that will make the next stage of the Industrial Revolution possible, requiring "unprecedented large sca...
TalkTalk service at bottom of Ofcom poll for third year running

TalkTalk service at bottom of Ofcom poll for third year running

Technology
TalkTalk has failed to improve its standing on customer complaints in Ofcom's annual survey - the broadband provider has come bottom of the table for the third year running.In 2017 it shared the honour with Virgin Media, but in 2018 and 2019 the prize was all TalkTalk's.Its customers were most likely to be unhappy with the outcome of complaints.A spokeswoman for TalkTalk said the data showed an "improving trend" on the number of complaints.The Ofcom report notes that the handling of customer complaints could be improved "across the industry", with only half of those who make a complaint to any provider ending up happy with the result.The top two reasons for complaining were poor or unreliable connectivity, and issues with broadband speed.However, the tota...
Most financial advisors lack a succession plan, a crucial aspect of running a firm

Most financial advisors lack a succession plan, a crucial aspect of running a firm

Finance
By 2016, certified financial planner Kirk Francis had helped numerous small business owners implement strategies for exiting work. Yet he didn't have a succession plan for his own firm. "I sat there going, 'Hmmm … the cobbler's son has no shoes,'" said Francis, CEO and chief compliance officer at Financial Life Advisors in San Antonio.Soon after, by buying another practice and taking on a partner, Francis made a plan that ensures his business will continue and his clients will be taken care of when he is no longer there to do so, whether it's due to some unfortunate event or he's simply retired as planned.Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesHowever, Francis is in the minority among his peers, according to various studies. While advisors are more likely to explore their options as t