A new Late Middle Cambrian paleomagnetic pole for the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica

first_imgA paleomagnetic study of the late Middle to possibly early Late Cambrian Liberty Hills Formation in the Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, reveals a stable magnetization with positive fold and reversal tests. The paleopole is based on 16 sites from volcanic and sedimentary rocks and lies at lat 7.3°N and long 326.3°E ( $mathrm{A},_{95}=6.0^{circ }$ ). The new paleomagnetic data support the view that the Ellsworth Mountains are part of a microplate—the Ellsworth‐Whitmore Mountains crustal block—that rotated independently of the main Gondwana continental blocks during breakup. The Liberty Hills pole differs from both previous poles recovered from Cambrian rocks in the Ellsworth Mountains and from the available Gondwana reference pole data. Our pole indicates a more northerly prebreakup position for the Ellsworth Mountains than previously suggested, contradicting the overwhelming geologic evidence for a prebreakup position close to southern Africa. The reasons for this are uncertain, but we suggest that problems with the Gondwana apparent polar wander path may be important. More well constrained, early Paleozoic paleomagnetic data are required from the Ellsworth Mountains and the Gondwana continents if the data are to constrain further the Middle‐Late Cambrian location of the Ellsworth‐Whitmore Mountains block.last_img read more

Bees postpone Monday’s game due to death of former pitcher Tyler Skaggs

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Southlake, TX) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs is dead at the age of 27.Police in North Texas say Skaggs was discovered dead yesterday in a hotel where the team was staying ahead of their matchup against the Texas Rangers. The game was postponed.Foul play is not suspected, but the cause of death hasn’t been released.Skaggs made 11 starts for the Bees between 2014-and-2017.The Salt Lake Bees did not play yesterday’s scheduled game against the Tacoma Rainiers due to the death of Skaggs.The Bees will play a doubleheader tonight in Tacoma. They have split the first two of the five-game series with the Rainiers. Tags: Los Angeles Angels/Salt Lake Bees/Tyler Skaggs July 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees postpone Monday’s game due to death of former pitcher Tyler Skaggs Robert Lovelllast_img read more

USS Louisville Stops by Okinawa Naval Base

first_img USS Louisville Stops by Okinawa Naval Base Authorities View post tag: USS Louisville View post tag: asia View post tag: Okinawa Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Louisville Stops by Okinawa Naval Base The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) arrived at Okinawa Naval Base Jan. 6, for a port call as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific.With a complement of more than 140 officers and men, Louisville showcased the latest capabilities of the submarine fleet in its latest mission.Cmdr. Bob Figgs, Louisville’s commanding officer, said:Louisville brings to the theater a very capable multi-mission platform with nearly unlimited endurance for independent operations. My highly trained crew is proficient in all core mission capabilities, from open ocean anti-submarine and anti-surface ship warfare; to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and precision land strike.Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing over 6,000 tons when submerged, Louisville is one of the stealthiest, most modern attack submarines in the world.Louisville is the fourth United States ship to be named for Louisville, Kentucky. Commissioned on November 8th, 1986, at Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut; Louisville is the 35th nuclear powered fast-attack submarine of the Los Angeles class. Louisville is homeported at Hawaii’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.[mappress mapid=”14855″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article January 7, 2015 View post tag: Baselast_img read more

Going Back to the Classics

first_imgThis week visual arts in Oxford was nowhere near boiling-point. The new exhibitions in the Ashmolean such as Spectacular Impressions and An Englishman’s Travels in Egypt, despite their promising titles, were more lukewarm than usual. The former, showcasing prints from the 15th to 17th centuries by artists such as Mantegna, Durer, Rembrandt and Van Dyck, was definitely enlightening. Every one of the images on display has been recognised internationally as to be of the highest quality, and each could probably inspire an exhibition in itself. However, to the untrained and uninformed eye, they were impressive more in terms of technical skill than emotive power. Similarly, the Englishman’s Travels in Europe though interesting in its revival of the story of Edward Lane, a renowned Arabic scholar and fine draughtsman, invited only a passing glance.In the same way, Ornamentation: drawings for the decorative arts, running in the Christ Church Gallery from 30 April to 30 July, seemed to me to be pleasant but entirely insipid, drawing on the College’s existing collection of graphic art and featuring particularly prominently the designs of Giulio Romano. Apart from a slight physical resemblance to Punch cartoons, the collection was unremarkable, offering plenty of faint drawings of ornamental vases, curlicues and seals.In comparison to these, the permanent collection of paintings in Christ Church seems much more impressive. Needless to say, the 300 odd Old Master paintings and almost 2 000 drawings are definitely overwhelming in their grandeur and scope. I particularly enjoyed the detailed work in paintings such as The Devil, where a certain Abba Moses the Indian (i.e from Ethiopia) is painted a lurid shade of green, with sagging breasts, a beard, tails, winds and bird feet in one of the Nine Scenes from the Lives of the Hermits (Tuscan Schoolc.1440- 1450). Other gems include the Fragment from a Lamentation by Hugo van der Goes (the tears on the Virgin’s face glisten with tangible emotion), and Filippino Lippi’s The Wounded Centaur, which beautifully depicts the dangers of playing with love.These, of course, are just a few examples of the wealth of delights provided by this small gallery, mentioned in every tourist guide, but under-utilised by the members of the University to whom, after all, admission is free (on presentation of a Bod card). In fact, I would recommend any bored visual arts buff to go spend an afternoon at Christ Church. More often than not, the permanent collection of the  college shows more dynamism and promise than newer arrivals to the city.ARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img read more

Christmas cupcakes add cheer

first_imgCountry Choice has added several products to its portfolio for the festive season.New to the range are: Christmas cupcakes a chocolate sponge topped with vanilla frosting and decorated with an edible holly leaf; a Danish pastry mincemeat crown; a shallow shortcrust mince pie; and a luxury deep-fill shortcrust mince pie with brandy.Other products available for Christmas include: shortcrust standard, luxury, puff pastry and thaw-and-serve mince pies; festive friends; Christmas cake squares and a gingerbread Christmas tree and snowmen.last_img

NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has All-Star kickoff

first_imgNASCAR HRCameron JoeDavidson CollegeCharlotte, N.C. “Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization.”—Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development OrganizationIntern NameUniversityHometown NASCAR BroadcastingVictoria GarciaSoutheastern UniversityMiami, Fla. NASCAR R&DBrian Lee*Purdue UniversityTysons Corner, Va. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 23, 2013) — With eventual landing spots ranging from NASCAR to E! News, the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program has offered diverse students an opportunity to work in one of the largest professional sports industries in the United States. This year, 19 diverse college students will have the opportunity to complete a 10-week, paid summer internship through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The program has placed the new crop of students in varying positions and organizations throughout the NASCAR industry with the hopes of finding the next wave of industry leaders.“Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment makes us stronger as an organization,” said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. “For over a decade, the NDIP has created opportunities for multicultural college students to take on substantive projects in our industry to help prepare them up for long-term success after completing college.”Founded in 2000, the NDIP provides comprehensive involvement in the NASCAR ecosystem by offering internships with teams, tracks, broadcast partners and marketing partners. In addition to the NASCAR, GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series offices in Daytona Beach, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Braselton, Ga., and New York, the 2013 interns are working at NASCAR’s partner companies such as Rev Racing, Daytona International Speedway, Taylor Strategy and Octagon.NDIP has served as a valuable employment pool for NASCAR partners as well as other companies and industries by providing students hands-on experiences across various disciplines, including marketing, engineering, communications, licensing, diversity and public affairs. This year’s class includes five returning students who have demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication across NASCAR in previous years.The 2013 class began their NASCAR experience with an orientation session during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., before departing for their various assignments for the summer.The 2013 NDIP class includes the following students from universities around the nation: NASCAR MG EngineeringCameron McCarty*North Carolina State UniversityJackson, Miss. NASCAR DiversityAntoinette DiazUniversity of West GeorgiaCarrollton, Ga. OctagonJusan Hamilton*Ithaca CollegeIthaca, N.Y. NASCAR Racing OperationsPaige SanchezEmbry-RiddleHouston, Texas NASCAR Digital MediaMelia SigmonHigh Point UniversityDenver, N.C. NASCAR B&C MarketingMarco SanchezGeorgia State UniversityNorcross, Ga. NASCAR Team PropertiesLorena RoblesFull Sail UniversitySan Juan, P.R. READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Charlotte WATCH: Danica Patrick Press Pass Taylor StrategyEdgar VelizUniversity of HoustonHouston, Texas NASCAR IMCSunghwan KimSyracuse UniversityLouisville, Ky. NASCAR Industry ServicesRachel AlmarioClayton State UniversityMcDonough, Ga. NASCAR IMCKelsey NelsonUniversity of MarylandGermantown, Md. Program offers professional development opportunities to students nationwide DISEvanna HowellWinston-Salem State UniversityMalden, Mass. Rev RacingPedro Mojica*University of Texas – San AntonioKilleen, Texas READ: Johnson wins Sprint All-Star Race NASCAR FoundationLauren HoustonUniversity of North CarolinaFayetteville, N.C. READ: Faulty transmission KO’s Keselowski ALMS (Georgia)Dontavius AllenGeorgia State UniversityGriffin, Ga. NASCAR Public AffairsRobert Harbour*Florida State UniversityPensacola, Fla. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned.last_img read more

The Cast of On Your Feet! Gets the Squigs Treatment

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. “1,2,3!” The bio-musical On Your Feet!, starring Ana Villafañe as Gloria Estefan and Josh Segarra as Emilio, officially opens on November 5. Directed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, the production is playing at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre.Since “Words Get in the Way,” to celebrate the Main Stem premiere of the brand new tuner, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait. In addition to the leading duo there’s Andréa Burns as Gloria Fajardo (Gloria’s mother), Alma Cuervo as Consuelo (Gloria’s grandmother), Alexandria Suarez as little Gloria, Eduardo Hernandez as Nayib and Eliseo Roman as José (Gloria’s father).Broadway.com wishes the cast a happy opening—before the night is through may the rhythm get you! On Your Feet! View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017last_img read more

Mole Control

first_imgDo you have mysterious tunnels running through your lawn or flowerbeds? If so, a mole has likely invaded your yard, and you are not alone. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents receive several calls this time of year from home owners whose lawns have been taken over by these small, burrowing rodents. The eastern mole, with its pointed snout, small eyes and ears, short tail and rounded front paws, is the species most often found burrowing through Georgians’ grass and flowers. They live underground and rarely leave the safety of their burrows and are most active in the early morning or late evening hours. Despite their reclusive nature, you can recognize their presence by the ridges and tunnels they make in the soil. The number of tunnels in your lawn is no indication of the number of moles you have. One mole can construct many tunnels and runways. The mole builds the majority of these tunnels in search of food and only uses a few on a regular basis. Contrary to popular belief, moles do not feed on the roots of grass or flowers. They prefer to feed on insects, earthworms and grubs. However, their tunnels can cause the plant roots to dry out, which causes the plant to dry out and die. When the weather and soil are dry, tunnels created by moles can cause more damage than when water is plentiful. Generations of gardeners have invented different home remedies to control moles, but the results are inconsistent and generally ineffective. Commonly recommended mole repellants, like pickle juice, bubble gum, red pepper, bleach, mothballs, human hair, windmills, ultrasonic devices and castor oil, will do little to repel moles. There are a few strategies, however, that have been proven to control moles. First, you should get rid of their food source by treating for grubs or mole crickets. You also can try applying a poison gel-worm bait to try to kill the rodents. If that’s not successful, try trapping the moles. The key is to identify the active tunnels before you set the trap or apply the gel worms. Insecticides, poisoned gel worms and traps are available at most home and garden centers. If those tactics fail, you can always turn to your four-legged housemates. Family dogs and cats will be happy to help evict problem moles. For additional information on controlling moles and other wildlife in your landscape, search “wildlife” on the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences publication website at www.caes.uga.edu/publications.last_img read more

TSWV

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait cautions Georgia peanut producers in the midst of harvesting this year’s crop that it’s never too early to look ahead to 2020, especially with regards to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).The virus, which caused widespread devastation to Georgia’s peanuts in the 1990s, had a major impact on this year’s crop. Kemerait attributes rise in TSWV incidences in part to complacency on the part of Georgia farmers.“I think our growers are forgetting about how bad spotted wilt can be. For that reason, rather than considering all of the management tactics in the Peanut Rx tool, they’re sometimes taking easier, maybe cheaper options because of other financial considerations they might have,” Kemerait said. “In 2020, I’m encouraging growers to recognize that we had a significant problem with spotted wilt this past year.”Fortunately for Georgia farmers, TSWV was not as bad this year as in 1997 when the value of the state’s crop was reduced by more than 10%. But the potential is there for the virus to become widespread again if producers don’t consider appropriate management strategies.Kemerait reminds farmers that all of their TSWV management decisions should be made once their 2020 seed has been planted.“For the next 140 days, they’ve got to live with those decisions,” Kemerait said. “When they close the furrow, they’ve already decided the planting date, the variety, the tillage, the seeding rate, what thrips management product to use. They’ve got to live with that for the rest of the season.”Most growers understand that TSWV is vectored by thrips, tiny insects that can spread the virus by feeding on infected plants. Infected thrips transmit the virus when they move to feed on healthy plants. The virus can dwarf plants and cause significant reductions in peanut yields.While there are several products that growers can use to manage thrips, Kemerait notes that Thimet, applied in furrow, is the only insecticide that can both manage thrips and reduce the incidence of TSWV.“Only one product, Thimet, has been shown to control thrips and also minimize the impact of the spotted wilt intensity. It activates the plant’s defenses and the plant is able to fight spotted wilt better than others,” he said.TSWV dates back 40 years to when it was first discovered in peanuts in Texas. It was later found in Louisiana and Alabama and was detected as a major problem in Georgia-grown peanuts, vegetables and tobacco in the 1990s.Resistant cultivars developed by UGA peanut breeder Bill Branch reduced the virus’ impact on peanuts over the next decade, but there has been a change in recent years.“I would say that 2019 has been a wake-up call for tomato spotted wilt. It’s an alarm going off. Because of our new varieties and because of our management, we’ve been able to keep this disease at bay, but 2019 has shown it has not gone anywhere. It is still there and we need to continue to be vigilant and protect ourselves against it,” Kemerait said.For more information about TSWV, see tswv.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Explainer:What do we know about the health of Japan’s Shinzo Abe?

first_imgTopics : Complications may include an increased risk of colon cancer, clots in blood vessels, and a perforated colon.What is the treatment?Ulcerative colitis is incurable. While moderate to severe cases are treated with corticosteroids, this is not a long-term treatment as side effects can include bone loss, high blood pressure and weight gain.A type of medication called 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) is the standard treatment, including Asacol, which Abe has said he started taking in 2009, when it was approved in Japan. It had been available overseas before that.”If this drug Asacol had taken more time to appear on the market in Japan, it’s quite possible that I would not be where I am today,” Abe said in a 2013 speech.”For that very reason, I consider it both my role and my fate to restore and enrich the lives of patients suffering from intractable illnesses.”Side effects from the medicine, also known as mesalamine, can include nausea, headaches or vomiting. Rarely, it can worsen ulcerative colitis symptoms.Other treatments include immunosuppressant drugs that require careful supervision and are usually only used if patients do not respond to other treatments.The most drastic treatment is surgical removal of the colon.How does it affect quality of life?If kept under control, ulcerative colitis has minimal impact on daily activities between flare-ups, which can be caused by stress.Some patients have frequent colonoscopies, such as every six months, to check for cancer. Abe undergoes a comprehensive physical exam twice a year.In 2017, Abe said his treatment was fuelling his appetite, adding, “I now must worry about issues I once thought were completely unrelated to me, including gaining visceral fat, worrying about body fat, and my cholesterol level. I hit the upper limits on tests for each of these issues.” Here are details of the disease:What is it?Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause ulcers in the lining of the colon and rectum. Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramping, weight loss and fatigue.The cause is unknown, but both heredity and immune system malfunctions, in which the immune system attacks cells in the digestive tract, are believed to play a role. Diet and stress can aggravate the condition.center_img Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, said on Friday he was resigning because of poor health, ending a stint at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy during which he sought to revive growth and bolster its defenses.Abe has battled the disease ulcerative colitis for years and two recent hospital visits within a week had fanned questions on whether he could stay in the job until the end of his term as ruling party leader, and hence, premier, in September 2021.He has spoken of struggling with the disease since junior high school. A flare-up in 2007 forced him to quit as prime minister.last_img read more