Advertisement Twitter Esi Edugyan and Patrick deWitt will go head to head for one of Canada’s top literary prizes once again, with the celebrated writers shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.Organizers announced this year’s five finalists for the $100,000 prize, which honours excellence in long or short-format fiction writing by Canadians, in Toronto Monday morning. They are:Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont.Washington Black by Esi Edugyan.French Exit by Patrick deWitt.Motherhood by Sheila Heti.An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim. Login/Register With: Advertisement Washington Black, Edugyan’s latest novel, is also a finalist for the U.K.’s Man Booker Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.Dupont, Heti and Lim are first-time finalists for the annual prize.‘Fruitful and interesting discussion’The jury includes journalist Kamal Al-Solaylee, Toronto International Film Festival executive Maxine Bailey and writers Heather O’Neill, Philip Hensher and John Freeman.“One of the nice things [during deliberations] was to hit upon books where everyone said ‘Yes, this one,’” juror Hensher noted shortly after the announcement. Facebook Canadian writers Patrick deWitt and Esi Edugyan are among the 2018 finalists for the $100,000 Giller Prize for Fiction. (Canadian Press) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Former Giller-winner Edugyan and past finalist deWitt faced off in 2011, when their earlier novels Half-Blood Blues and The Sisters Brothers were nominated for several literary awards in Canada and the U.K. Last month, a Hollywood film adaptation of deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. Advertisement
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X 00:00 /01:54 Share Listen Florian MartinKroger employees cut the ribbon to a new Kroger Marketplace in Katy.Kroger just opened its fifth store in Greater Houston this year – and the grocery store chain has more planned. “We’ve made a commitment to invest over $500 million over the next five years, continuing to build stores just like this Kroger Marketplace,” Mike Krell, Kroger’s vice president of operations for the Houston division, said after a new store opening ceremony in Katy.And Kroger is not alone. According to real estate services firm JLL, the Houston area leads the nation in retail development activity.Simmi Jaggi, senior vice president with JLL, said many retailers stopped expanding during the Great Recession.“So since 2008, our city on a residential basis has exploded and done extremely well, with a lot of corridors that needed and had large demand for retail,” she said. “Those retailers are now coming in and filling in those pockets, so there’s been a tremendous amount of pent-up demand.”Jaggi says that’s true for retailers in general. Grocery stores actually kept expanding even during the recession.But will the strong retail growth in Houston continue?Jaggi expects it to slow down once the currently high need is satisfied, and the effect of the oil slump will probably catch up to retail as well – simply because fewer jobs mean fewer people move here, which will have an effect on demand for new stores.“If energy and office, if they have been impacted for the past 18 months, I would expect another 12 to 18 months and then we’ll see that more of a considerable slowdown with retail,” Jaggi said.For now, retailers are trying to come up with creative ideas to stay ahead of the growing competition, such as pickup windows or even drive-thrus at grocery stores. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Tornados happen in many places, but because of its unique geography, the U.S. has more than any other country—mainly due to the lack of a large mountain dividing east and west. There has been speculation recently, that global warming is causing more tornados to occur—though it has also been suggested it only seems that way because of how quickly information about tornadic events disseminates in the modern era. The trio at NOAA decided to let hard facts tell the story. They collected weather data from the national storm database, which goes back to 1954, to see if they could coax out any patterns (they only included tornados at least as strong as an F1).As it turns out, the trio did find a pattern, they say the data shows very clearly that the U.S. actually has a trend of having fewer days in which there is a tornado over the past two decades—that’s the good news. The bad news is that on days when there is a tornado, there are more than there used to be. The data shows that back in the 1970’s there were just .6 days a year that had 30 or more tornados—after the turn of the century, that number had risen to 3 days per year. Curiously, the numbers suggest that the country still experiences on average, the same number of tornadoes each year, approximately 1,200—they’re just spread out differently. They also noted that the beginning and end of the tornado “season” in recent years has fluctuated more wildly than the years prior to that.The researchers cannot say of course why the spread of tornados has changed in the U.S., though some might suggest it’s due to global warming or even changes in atmospheric conditions in parts of the country due to pollution or other unknown factors. What is clear, is that something is causing a change, and there is now evidence of it, providing a path for moving forward for better understanding what is really going on. Magazine reporting below average numbers of tornados in 2013 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Image: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Wikimedia Journal information: Science More information: Science 17 October 2014: Vol. 346 no. 6207 pp. 349-352. DOI: 10.1126/science.1257460 © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Data shows fewer tornado days in U.S. but more per event over past couple decades (2014, October 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-tornado-days-event-couple-decades.html Explore further A trio of researches with the U.S.’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found that though there are fewer total days per year when tornados occur in the U.S., the number that occur on days when there are tornados has increased over the past couple of decades. In their paper published in the journal Science, Harold Brooks, Gregory Carbin and Patrick Marsh describe how they studied weather data over the past half century and what they found when looking for trends.