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Arctic sea ice coverage drops below 1.5M square miles for second time since 1979

Arctic sea ice coverage drops below 1.5M square miles for second time since 1979

Science
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- For just the second time since scientists started tracking Arctic sea ice coverage in 1979, the sea ice extent has dropped below 1.5 million square miles, or 4 million square kilometers. Every autumn, the Arctic sea ice coverage reaches its minimum extent, before expanding as temperatures rise. Though the sea ice is still shrinking, the minimum extent still days away, coverage is already approaching record lows. "Our satellite data show that between March and April 2019, there was an unusually large decrease in the ice extent, from which the Arctic sea ice was unable to recover," Christian Haas, a geophysicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, said in a news release. The Arctic's rapid springtime melting suggested sea ice coverage was destined for an all-time low, but fl...
Uber cuts 435 more staff after losing billions in the second quarter

Uber cuts 435 more staff after losing billions in the second quarter

Technology
Uber has announced a new round of job cuts as the ride-hailing app and tech firm looks to save costs following heavy losses.California-based Uber Technologies will shed 435 roles in its engineering and product divisions - about 8% of the workforce. The news followed the loss of 400 marketing jobs at the end of July when chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi declared that big teams can deliver "mediocre results". Image: Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi was on hand as trading in Uber shares began on the NYSE in May Uber revealed a record second-quarter loss of £4bn in August, just months after its costly flotation in May.The company also flagged a leap in research and development costs as it attempts to lead the race for driverless ca

CenturyLink Cobbles Together a Decent Second Quarter

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Investors have been none too happy with CenturyLink NYSE CTL this year Shares are down 27 year to date with that fall fueled by the mid February announcement that the company would be more than halving the dividend Meanwhile revenue has continued its slow move in the Latest Articles in
Ashes 2019: Australia repel England to draw second Test at Lord’s

Ashes 2019: Australia repel England to draw second Test at Lord’s

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Men's Ashes: Second Specsavers Test, Lord's (day five of five)England 258 & 258-5 dec (Stokes 115*, Cummins 3-35)Australia 250 (Smith 92) & 154-6 (Labuschagne 59, Archer 3-32, Leach 3-37)Match drawnScorecardEngland had to settle for a draw in the second Ashes Test, but not before Australia were given a huge fright by a Ben Stokes century and another electric Jofra Archer spell on a gripping final day at Lord's. Having to bat 48 overs to save the game, Australia were 132-3 in the 36th over, only to lose three wickets for 17 runs in th...
Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Sports
Newcastle United will face Premier League side Leicester City in the pick of the second round ties of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup.Old rivalries are resumed as Nottingham Forest have been drawn against East Midlands rivals Derby County. Getty Images - Getty Leeds safely made it to the second round with a win at Salford City Meanwhile, Everton travel to League One side Lincoln City, who beat Huddersfield. West Ham have a tricky trip to Newport while Middlesbrough’s conquerors Crewe Alexandra host Aston Villa. Below you can see the Carabao Cup second round draw IN FULL: The ties will be played the week beginning 26 August. ROUND-UP Leeds thrash Salford City, MK Dons beat Wimbled