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Insurance has dominated the post-earthquake landscape of Christchurch. That is not an exhaustive list and it is still growing.

Six years on from the ruinous February quake, thousands of claims remain unsettled. Figures released by the Insurance Council this month show nearly 3000 overcap residential insurance claims from the Christchurch earthquakes are still to be settled.

“The measured value is consistent with the trend in global average surface temperatures that has been observed during the past few decades,” NASA noted.

Relatively cool conditions in the Arctic – see the blue tones in the global map at the top of this story — helped tamp down the global average in August.

He also continues to work as a science and environmental journalist with more than 30 years of experience producing content for major publications.

His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Audubon, Climate Central, Columbia Journalism Review, Discover, Nieman Reports, and many other publications. READ MORE: * Christchurch earthquake memorial: How it works and what to look for * Too stressed to settle: 3000 insurance claims still waiting after Canterbury quakes * Earthquake insurers unlikely to meet own settlement deadlines * Rebuild targets a 'complete failure'It has endured technical reports on foundation requirements, accusations of lowball offers and delaying tactics, two years of aftershocks and geotechnical assessments that stalled rebuilding efforts, ongoing overcap referrals from EQC and myriad court judgements, most crucially the "apportionment" case of 2011, which ruled EQC was liable for multiple earthquakes and had to decide what damage happened when. Her house had plenty of room but was built on a small footprint – floorage spread across three storeys on the steep side of Mt Pleasant, in Christchurch's east. Other, arguably more important, stories have faded or emerged, but insurance has remained resolutely in the headlines throughout.These conditions persisted into September, helping to limit the loss of sea ice in the high north.SEE ALSO: As his Tweet above indicates, Gavin Schmidt, the head of NASA’s climate monitoring efforts, predicts that there’s a greater than 80 percent chance that 2017 will come in as the second warmest year in records dating back to 1880, to be surpassed only by 2016.Op het gebied van duurzame mobiliteit en mobiliteitstoepassingen kunnen bezoekers terecht op de aangrenzende vakbeurs Ecomobiel.