Kindred to launch Unibet in Pennsylvania with Mohegan Sun Pocono

first_img29th January 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Kindred Group is to debut its Unibet brand in the Pennsylvania through a new strategic partnership with the tribal racetrack and casino Mohegan Sun Pocono. Email Address Kindred Group has revealed plans to launch its Unibet brand in Pennsylvania after agreeing a strategic partnership with tribal gaming operator Mohegan Sun.The agreement covers online and land-based sports betting at the tribe’s Mohegan Sun Pocono racino, as well as igaming services. The deal will run for an initial five years, with the option to extend for two additional five-year terms.Kindred will offer customers an online sportsbook and casino experience, as well as opening a Unibet-branded sports betting lounge at the Mohegan Sun Pocono.Based in the Plains region of Pennsylvania, the racino is owned and operated by the tribe’s gaming arm, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.“We’ve aligned with one of the best online casino and sport book operators in online regulated markets which will allow us to offer best in class experience to our existing customers as well as attracting new ones,” Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment vice-president interactive gaming, Aviram Alroy, said.“Introduction of the Kindred offering to the market is a great positive for Mohegan Sun as well as the state of Pennsylvania.”Pennsylvania will become the second state that Kindred has entered, after New Jersey. This month the operator began soft testing its sportsbook with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City ahead of an anticipated full launch in the coming weeks.Kindred said its partnership with Mohegan Sun Pocono forms part of its process to secure regulatory approval in Pennsylvania. The operator has previously spoken about its expansion ambitions in the state.Manuel Stan, SVP Kindred US, said: “We are excited and proud to extend our US footprint into one of the largest US states to regulate both online sports betting and casino.“Finding a strong partner who shares Kindred’s dedication to customer experience and values has been critical, and I am delighted that we have found just that in Mohegan Sun Pocono.”Once live, Kindred and Mohegan Sun Pocono will compete with a host of other operators that have already rolled out sportsbooks in the state, with six currently live.Caesars Entertainment is the most recent to go live, launching its Scientific Games-powered offering at the Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack.Also live in Pennsylvania are the William Hill-powered, Penn National Gaming-owned Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, the Rush Street-operated Rivers and SugarHouse Casinos, and Greenwood Gaming’s Parx Casino and South Philadelphia Turf Club.Image: Smallbones Tags: Online Gambling Race Track and Racino Horse racing Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Horse racing Kindred to launch Unibet in Pennsylvania with Mohegan Sun Pocono Regions: US Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Lotto NZ forecasts 8.4% sales decline for FY2020-21

first_img New Zealand Lottery Commission (Lotto NZ) has released its statement of performance expectations for the financial year ending 30 June 2021, showing an expected decline of 8.4% from forecasted sales for 2019-2020.Sales are expected to fall from 2019-20’s reduced forecast of NZ$1.34bn (£682.2m/€754.5m/$889.4m) to NZ$1.23bn in the coming year. The amount to be paid to the Lottery Grants Board, which uses lottery revenue to support charitable causes, is also expected to be down 6.7%, from $300m to $280m. Meanwhile, operating expenses are expected to increase from 5.3% of total sales in FY19/20 to 6.6% for FY20/21.“At this point it is too early to accurately predict what the impact of [novel coronavirus (Covid-19)] will be on New Zealand, and therefore on Lotto NZ’s performance,” the lottery explained. “However, given the unprecedented nature of what we are witnessing we have taken a conservative approach to setting targets for the 2020/21 year, and have set our sales and profits targets slightly lower than the modelled long-run median.”The statement offered two explanations of the lower forecast for FY20/21 compared to FY19/20. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is cited as a key reason, as well as the “exceptional Powerball jackpots in 2019-20”, which included a must-be-won $50m draw.Lotto, Powerball and Strike games are expected to make up $1.025bn of next year’s sales, 83.4% of the total forecast. ‘Instant Kiwi’, and other games such as Keno, Bullseye, and Play3, are expected to make up the remaining sales revenue.Retail currently accounts for the majority of sales made, however forecasts for 2019-20 have been downgraded from their original targets. At the beginning of the financial year, sales targets for retail amounted to $984.4m; however the channel is now forecast to generate $935.2m, down 5%.Retail forecasts for FY20-/21 are lower still at just $810.4m, down a further 13.3% from the forecasted figure for FY19/20.The operator expects to increase its digital sales revenues in FY20-21, up 2.8% from a forecasted $406.8m in 2019/20 to $418.3m.This comes after the closure of NZ Lotto retail locations moved more players online, resulting in the forecasted digital revenue FY19-20 being up over 50% from the original target of $270.2m. Lotto NZ forecasts 8.4% sales decline for FY2020-21 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery New Zealand Lottery Commission (Lotto NZ) has released its statement of performance expectations for the financial year ending 30 June 2021, showing an expected decline of 8.4% from forecasted revenues for 2019-2020. Email Address Lottery Regions: Oceania New Zealand 30th July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Tags: Mobile Online Gamblinglast_img read more

The Tullow Oil share price is up 35%. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img The Tullow Oil (LSE: TLW) share price is up 35% at 22p as I write, after the company confirmed that the $575m sale of its Ugandan oil fields will go ahead.It’s good news for Tullow, but I think shareholders should be careful about getting too carried away. In my view, this stock remains quite a risky way to play oil. Here, I’ll explain why I won’t be adding the stock to my portfolio anytime soon.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why are the shares rising?Let’s start with the basics. Today’s share price gain has returned the stock to a level last seen in late August. That’s all. Tullow shares are still down by 60% so far this year, and by 90% over the last 12 months.It’s also worth remembering that today’s news isn’t a surprise. The deal to sell the Ugandan assets to French group Total was agreed in April as part of a plan to raise $1bn from disposals. It’s just taken a few months to get the approvals needed from the Ugandan authorities.In my view, today’s share price rally is just a sign of relief that the deal hasn’t fallen through. It certainly isn’t a new beginning for Tullow.$575m: too cheap?When the deal was agreed in April, the oil market had just crashed, and Tullow was starting to look desperate. I suspect Total has secured a rather good price.The Ugandan assets were thought to contain 467m barrels of oil and were valued in Tullow’s 2019 accounts at $992m. The sale price of $575m represents a 42% discount to this valuation and values the oil at just $1.23 per barrel.Tullow won’t get the whole $575m upfront either. The firm will get $500m from Total when the deal closes, and a further $75m when a final investment decision is made.Although Tullow will also be entitled to payments linked to the price of oil after production starts, I wouldn’t get too excited about this. Any payout requires an average annual Brent crude price of at least $62 per barrel. Production could also be many years in the future.Right now, all the money received from Total will be used to help reduce Tullow’s $3bn net debt. The firm’s recent half-year results made it clear its financial situation remains serious.Tullow Oil share price: bargain or bust?In my view, today’s news doesn’t change anything for Tullow. I’d guess chief executive Rahul Dhir is continuing to look for deals to meet his target of $1bn in asset sales. However, with the oil price seemingly stuck around $40, market conditions are difficult for sellers.In my view, Dhir will have no choice but to continue running Tullow’s operations to maximise cash flow and, if possible, maintain current production levels. I expect all the group’s free cash flow will be used to repay debt. Unless oil prices stage a strong recovery, I don’t think there’ll be much opportunity to generate shareholder value.Indeed, as with Premier Oil, I think the best hope for shareholders is that Tullow Oil can attract a buyer with stronger finances.I continue to see Tullow shares as risky and with limited upside potential. If I owned the stock, I’d be tempted to sell into today’s rally. Roland Head | Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 | More on: TLW Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Roland Head “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Tullow Oil share price is up 35%. Here’s what I’d do now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Family of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers…

first_imgFacebook Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSJason CorbettKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Twitter The late Jason CorbettTHE family of slain Limerick man, Jason Corbett, have said they are “devastated” after learning his killers, Molly Martens and her father Tom Martens, have been offered a “manslaughter” plea bargain deal which could see them released on bail before the weekend.Speaking from North Carolina where she received the “bombshell” news during a meeting with Garry Frank, District Attorney, Davidson County, Mr Corbett’s sister, Tracey Lynch, said: “We are just devastated, shocked, we just can’t believe it to be quite honest, we did not think it was going to go this way.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Frank successfully prosecuting Molly (37) and Tom (71) in 2017 on second degree murder charges, but, Ms Lynch said she fells like “the DA has let (Molly) and her father get away with murder”.According to Ms Lynch, the US father and daughter who beat her brother to death with a metal baseball bat and a concrete paving slab, will be granted bail if they apply for it, and that this could happen as soon as today.“They are in two large prisons in North Carolina, so they are being transferred from Raleigh to Lexington on Thursday, to a correctional facility located next to a courthouse, so I would expect that this is where they will apply for bail,” Ms Lynch said.“If they apply for bail – and they will be granted bail, the DA told us that, which is quite shocking, but they will be entitled to receive bail on a bond. If they don’t take the plea then they are probably out on a bail bond until any retrial, and if they take the plea perhaps they are out for a weeks freedom and finish out whatever agreement is made in terms of the remaining time they (may) have to serve.”The Martens 2017 convictions for Mr Corbett’s second-degree murder, in August 2015, were recently quashed and a retrial was granted after the courts ruled that, the exclusion of certain evidence and erroneous inclusion of other evidence in the original trial had prevented the Martens from presenting a full and meaningful defence.However, if they now accept the plea deal which has been communicated by DA Frank to their attorneys, they will not face a retrial. Ms Lynch said she fears they could both be immediately released on bail.“They both have a week to decide if they want to take the plea. There are three different scales of law here, so (the DA) is downgrading (the offence) to manslaughter, and offering them between 80 to 104 months, but it could actually be from 67 months, and they have 44 months already served,” she said.“That’s what they have been offered for Jason’s life. They could potentially be free within a year or so. I’d expect they will apply for bail tomorrow or perhaps early next week.”After becoming a nanny to his two young children Jack and Sarah, Molly Martens, (37), went on to marry Mr Corbett, whose first wife and the children’s mother, Margaret, passed away following an asthma attack.The Martens who have served almost four years of their 20-25 year jail sentences, persist in claiming they acted in self-defence, despite their trial hearing evidence they beat him while he slept.Tom Martens claimed he found Mr Corbett choking Molly, but their trial heard evidence from police and paramedics who attended the killing scene, that there were no visible marks on their bodies.“I met the DA, Garry Frank on Friday, last week, and the children met him and he outlined he was considering offering a plea and we were shocked and we expressed our opposition to that, and he said he would interview the kids and make his final decision after that — And he did, and the feedback was that it was very strong, the children’s evidence was very strong, and yet he is still offering a plea,” said a frustrated Ms Lynch.“I met him again today. He didn’t really me give a reason, but they did explain that there are other victim’s families that haven’t had their day in court yet, and COVID is an issue, and there are about 20 other cases pending, which I absolutely can relate to and empathise with, because I know what it’s like loosing somebody and not having control around the decisions that are made around the worst moment in anybody’s life.”“He said he has to consider these other people, and the issue with COVID, and that the court hasn’t sat in a while.”“I just can’t understand it. They have far more evidence now, after meeting the children, and I believe a far stronger case as well,” aded Ms Lynch. 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DAILY OIL PRICE: May 11, 2021

first_img Pinterest DAILY OIL PRICE: May 11, 2021 WhatsApp Crude Oil: 65.28  (+0.36).Nymex MTD AVG:  64.7800.Natural Gas: 2.955   (+0.023).Gasoline: 2.1399   (+0.0065).Spreads: June/July   (-.02)   July/August   (+.15).Plains WTI Posting: 61.76   (+0.36) Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Sul Ross names award recipientNext articleMission Center to put on inaugural Odessa’s Got Talent Odessa American Twitter Pinterest By Odessa American – May 11, 2021 center_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsIn the Pipeline Facebook TAGSOil Prices last_img read more

Mojo’s Best: Top 2 set out to tackle UT Austin

first_imgHome Education ECISD Mojo’s Best: Top 2 set out to tackle UT Austin WhatsApp Facebook By Ruth Campbell – May 28, 2021 Pinterest 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Bowie Middle School Previous articleKids Farmers Market setNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 28, 2021 Ruth Campbell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter EducationECISDLocal News Mojo’s Best: Top 2 set out to tackle UT Austin 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Ector College Prep Success Academy Pinterest Friends since third grade, Permian High School graduates Faith Fulbright and Sneha Kesavan are heading to University of Texas at Austin together.Fulbright is the valedictorian and Kesavan is the salutatorian out of a class of a little more than 800.“I’m glad it happened,” Fulbright said. “A lot of work goes behind it. Obviously, it’s super big. … I think there’s a lot of sacrifice that goes into it, but it’s really rewarding.”Kesavan said they always knew they would fill the valedictorian and salutatorian spots.“We’re like besties, so it’s really cool that we were able to do this together,” Fulbright said.“We don’t even secretly hate each other,” Kesavan added.Fulbright said there was competition between them, but Kesavan said they are self-deprecating about it.Kesavan added that they have a large group of friends and they joke that they are the smartest students, but they don’t act like it.But seriously, Fulbright said it has been a dream of hers to be in the top two.“… So it’s nice to finally get to realize that dream,” she said.Kesavan said she always just worked really hard, so she didn’t set out for the top 10.“… It was sort of … like do my best and whatever happens, happens …,” Kesavan said.Fulbright is going into the honors business program at UT and Kesavan is going to major in neuroscience at the College of Natural Sciences. She is in the Woman in Natural Sciences Honors Program.Fulbright said her parents, who graduated from University of Texas at Arlington, didn’t push her to go to any particular school, but with UT Austin it seemed that everything aligned.“… They were so nice to me and … made me feel really special, so I’m really glad I’m going to UT,” Fulbright said.Kesavan said it’s always been a flagship school and it seemed like it would be a great experience. She visited in person her sophomore year.Fulbright said they visited last summer and took an unofficial tour.Both Fulbright and Kesavan acknowledge that this year has been different because of COVID-19.“It’s just been so much harder,” Kesavan said. “I think like it’s been so much harder to be motivated and we forget that we have so many things coming for us and graduation and everything because like we don’t feel like seniors. We still feel like … prolonged juniors and so … I guess that realization is finally kicking in, especially right now …”Fulbright said she didn’t think her senior year would be like this, but there have been good parts such as more flexible class schedules because of the online option.Fulbright and Kesavan are expecting UT to be more normal in the fall than it was this year.“I think now they’re expecting more people stay in the dorms and go to more in person (classes), so it’ll definitely be more normal start in the fall,” Kesavan said.Kesavan said her mother is a chemistry professor at Midland College and her dad is a computer engineer for Workforce Solutions.“She’s definitely helped me so much through school. I really couldn’t have done it without her.Fullbright’s mother is chief of staff/executive director of communication at University of Texas Permian Basin and her father is a pharmacist. She said she couldn’t have gotten to this point without the support of her family, friends, and most importantly, her teachers.She added that teachers “make or break” how students perform in school.Kesavan said she’s proud of what they have accomplished in high school and she’s glad that they are in the top two.“I don’t have any regrets,” Kesavan said. Twitter Facebook TAGSFaith FulbrightgraduationPermian High SchoolsalutatorianSneha KesavanUniversity of Texas at Austinvaledictorian Permian High School’s Valedictorian Faith Fulbright, left, and Salutatorian Sneha Kesavan pose for a photo Friday, May 7, 2021, at Permian High School. Both are heading to University of Texas at Austin. (Eli Hartman|Odessa American) 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Crockett Middle School Virgin Coco MojitoSouthern Style Potato SaladCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Was Watt’s Speech the Beginning of the End for the Conservatorship?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Was Watt’s Speech the Beginning of the End for the Conservatorship? Conservatorships Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Mel Watt 2016-02-24 Brian Honea Subscribe Last week’s speech by FHFA Director Mel Watt at the Bipartisan Center sounded an alarm within the mortgage industry when he stated that there were certain risks the GSEs were facing that were “certain to escalate” the longer the conservatorship continues.The chief risk, Watt said, was the lack of capital reserves held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are required to be reduced to zero by the start of 2018—at which point the GSEs may need another taxpayer-funded bailout similar to the one they received in 2008.Was Watt’s speech enough to convince the government to end the FHFA’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which is now in its eighth year, despite insistence from top government officials (namely Treasury Secretary Jack Lew) that the conservatorship will not end during the Obama Administration?Ralph Axel, rates strategist for Bank of America, thinks so. In a research note, Axel called Watt’s speech “unusual” and said the bank believes that the speech “opens the door to FHFA pursuing a recapitalization plan, eventually leading to the end of the conservatorships,” according to a report from Reuters.The GSEs required a combined $187.5 billion bailout in 2008, at which time they were taken into conservatorship by the federal government. They returned to profitability in 2012, though an amendment to the bailout agreement requires all GSE profits to be paid to Treasury—which has prompted several lawsuits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac investors.According to the GSEs’ Q4 and full year 2015 earnings statements released last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have paid a combined $246 billion into Treasury, about $58.5 billion more than they received in the bailout. Axel wrote in his research note, “Now that the FHFA has made the decision to tackle the undercapitalization issue at Fannie/Freddie, we think FHFA will continue to push in this direction and cite its statutory obligation as the driver.”Watt stated in his speech last week that the GSEs will have no capital buffer by January 1, 2018, and that “a disruption in the housing market or a period of economic distress could also lead to credit-related losses and trigger a draw (on Treasury, i.e. another bailout).”There are substantial challenges and risks associated with the conservatorship, Watt said, and “these challenges are certainly not going away, and some of them are almost certain to escalate the longer the Enterprises remain in conservatorship.” About Author: Brian Honea Related Articles Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Conservatorships Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac Mel Watt Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Banks’ Profits Rose in Q4 on Drop in Litigation Expenses Next: Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Portfolio Experiences More Expansion to Start 2016center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 24, 2016 2,206 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Was Watt’s Speech the Beginning of the End for the Conservatorship? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Donegal GP calls for younger people to be left out of future lockdowns

first_img Facebook Donegal GP calls for younger people to be left out of future lockdowns Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook The Health Minister is defending the Government’s approach to Covid 19 saying Ireland has acted first in Europe every time.The highest level of restrictions are now in place nationwide with increased garda patrols and checkpoints to ensure compliance.People are being asked to work from home and only exercise within 5km of their house.Non-essential retail is closed but schools, creches and construction remain open.But there are calls for those aged under 35 to be left out of any future Covid lockdowns.Letterkenny doctor and former government minister Jimmy McDaid says there’s no need for younger people to face restrictions:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/jimmy1pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 22, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleEarly November will see new traffic light system for air travelNext article‘Culture of underinvestment root of contact tracing controversy’ News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

The osmotic and ionic regulation of Branchinecta gaini Daday

first_imgThe anostracan crustacean, Branchinecta gaini, has been recorded from freshwater lakes and pools in many places in the Antarctic and from the southern tip of South America. On Signy Island, in the South Orkneys group, the animal occurs in two rather different types of habitat. It is found in large, relatively deep lakes and also in small, shallow pools on a rocky headland. The latter are occasionally influenced by salt spray from the sea. The seasonal chemical changes in one of the large lakes and the ecology of Branchinecta and other crustaceans in it have been studied in detail by Heywood (1967). A similar study on the smaller pools has been made by Goodman (unpublished).last_img read more

Climate-change indicators from Archival aerial photography of the Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgAerial photography has been used as a mapping tool in the AntarcticPeninsula region since the late 1920s. Following pioneering work by Wilkins in 1928, Ellsworthin 1934 and the British Graham Land Expedition in 1934-37, the Falkland Islandsand Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition carried out extensive aerial photographyduring the period 1955-57. Since then, many other aerial surveys have been carried out,and the result is an archive of aerial photography that, for some localities, spans 40 years.The production of maps both from different generations of photographs and satelliteimages has revealed many changes in the extent of ice cover with time. For example,changes in ice shelves such as the Wordie Ice Shelf, Larsen Ice Shelf and Muller Ice Shelf,are well recorded, and the termini of some glaciers have retreated. However, the mostpervasive change is the consistent decline in the extent of small bodies of snow and ice.This paper shows how perennial snow or ice cover has decreased in the northernMarguerite Bay area, at 68° S. T he correlation of the change with elevation and withclimate records from Adelaide and Rothera research stations in the Antarctic Peninsularegion is examined.last_img read more