Latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous age for a fossil flora from the Latady Basin, Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgDating Jurassic terrestrial floras in the Antarctic Peninsula has proved problematic and controversial. Here U–Pb series dating on detrital zircons from a conglomerate interbedded with fossil plant material provide a maximal depositional age of 144 ± 3 Ma for a presumed Jurassic flora. This is the first confirmed latest Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous flora from the Latady Basin, and represents some of the youngest sedimentation in this basin. The presence of terrestrial sedimentation at Cantrill Nunataks suggests emergence of the arc closer to the Latady Basin margin in the south compared to Larsen Basin in the north, probably as a result of the failure of the southern Weddell Sea to undergo rifting.last_img read more

Wake Forest coach in court after alleged fatal punch

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — An assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University in North Carolina was in court Thursday after turning himself in for allegedly punching a tourist who later died.Jamill Jones, 35, was arraigned in New York on third-degree assault charges, court records show.Early Sunday morning in Queens, Sandor Szabo, 35, of Boca Raton, Florida, banged on the window of Jones’ vehicle because he thought Jones was his Uber driver, authorities said.Jones emerged from his SUV and punched Szabo, who fell to the ground, hit his head and later died at a local hospital, according to police and court documents.Detectives told ABC New York station WABC-TV that Szabo had just left a family wedding, possibly while intoxicated, and was walking around banging on cars until he then pounded on Jones’ SUV.The Wake Forest Athletic Department released a statement that said: “We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information. We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter.”Jones was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court Oct. 2.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img August 10, 2018 /Sports News – National Wake Forest coach in court after alleged fatal punchlast_img read more

HMAS Paluma Showcases Hydro Capability

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Paluma Showcases Hydro Capability HMAS Paluma Showcases Hydro Capability View post tag: Paluma View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Defense Training & Educationcenter_img May 7, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: capability Share this article On an overcast northern tropical day, the crew of HMAS Paluma got their first taste of stardom when the production company, Great Southern Film and Television embarked to film ‘Coast – Australia’.The long-running BBC series explores how and why coasts are mapped and presented a unique opportunity for Paluma’s crew to illustrate the important role Navy plays in surveying uncharted sections of the Australian coastline.Paluma’s Commanding Officer, LCDR Geoffrey Walker welcomed presenter Neil Oliver and his film crew onboard before setting sail to conduct surveys around Green Island and Mission Bay, just approximately 15 nautical miles off Cairns.Throughout the day the production crew observed the day to day operations of a Survey Motor Launch vessel. Presenter Neil Oliver was particularly impressed when shown the Moving Vessel Profiler and data recording systems demonstrated during a survey of the 50 year old un-named barge wreck submerged 35 meters beneath the ocean off Green Island, commenting on how clear the image was.Later in the day the film crew were educated on the surveying techniques used in the days of the Early European explorers, showing Neil Oliver how to survey the position of Paluma as she entered into Mission Bay using a sextant and the Hand Lead Line.Petty Officer Hydrographic Systems Manager, Russell Hinze, said it was a good illustration for the crew on just how far survey technology has progressed.“It’s easy these days to forget just how challenging this may have been and it’s incredible to see how accurate the observations of our forbears were, said PO Hinze.“The visit by the BBC crew was a great chance to show the important work of the HSO branch. Hopefully this show can create interest and a better understanding of the important service we provide to not only the Navy, but to the safety of all mariners,” said PO Hinze.[mappress]Press Release, May 7, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Showcases View post tag: Hydrolast_img read more

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Starts Sea Trials

first_img View post tag: Alcaraz The Philippine Navy’s new warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, began sea trials on Monday, according to GMA News.The ship set sail from North Charleston, South Carolina at 8:30 a.m. Monday (US time).BRP Ramon Alcaraz was subjected to  refurbishment and refitting which cost $15.15 million.The maintenance started last year.The Philippine Navy’s Capt. Elson Aguilar said that they want to make sure everything is in place before the ship finally heads home.The ship was commissioned in 1968 and served in the US Coast Guard as the USCGC Dallas.It is the second Hamilton-class vessel acquired by the Philippine Navy, while the first vessel, the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PF15), was handed over to the Navy in May 2011.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 21, 2013 View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: starts View post tag: Defence Industry news View post tag: Ramon BRP Ramon Alcaraz Starts Sea Trials View post tag: Navy May 21, 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: trials View post tag: sea View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today BRP Ramon Alcaraz Starts Sea Trials View post tag: BRPlast_img read more

New Book: 100 (Make That 200) Ways to Enjoy Ocean City

first_imgAdd 100 more things to your Ocean City bucket list.That’s what Mary Ann Bolen suggests in her newly released second book: “The Ocean City New Jersey Bucket List II: The Second Wave.”After her family encouraged her to pen a local version of a “Bucket List” book they had seen in Key West, Bolen wrote and self-published her first book in 2012.The books encourage readers to experience things unique to Ocean City.“The reactions and responses I received from the first ‘Bucket List’ book in 2012 convinced me to do another,” Bolen said. “So many people thanked me for introducing them to different Ocean City adventures, and suggested a few of their own, so this book is a combination of everyone’s, young and old, favorite summertime adventures in America’s Greatest Family Resort.”Bolen, 67, is a retired teacher whose career included jobs at St. Augustine in Ocean City and Cape Trinity Catholic in North Wildwood. She has lived full-time in a 108-year-old home on Park Place for 18 years, and she summered there for another 10 years. Her parents first bought an Ocean City summer home in the 1960s, and she worked at Stainton’s, among other seasonal jobs.Her lifetime as an Ocean City resident and visitor led her to realize that “there is so much more than the beach and boardwalk that awaits everyone at the end of our streets, yet so many visitors simply scratch its sandy surface.”From playing golf — real golf — in Ocean City to watching the daily flag-raising ceremony at the OC Waterpark, Bolen’s book covers the full range of Ocean City summer excursions.As her grandsons grow tall enough for all “the big kid rides,” she wanted to be sure her second book included plenty of options for the young, as well as the “young at heart.”Although the book is again presented as a challenge for readers to check off all 100 adventures, the author urges them not to rush.“Take your time with it. Summer goes too fast as it is, and no one ever wants an Ocean City summer to end,” said the author.She and her husband, Bob, bought their first home in Ocean City more than 40 years ago, then taught their children to appreciate the simple, sandy joys of bare feet, front porches and outside showers.The Ocean City Bucket List II sells for $13.95 and is available at Sun Rose Words and Music (756 Asbury Avenue), The Cricket Box (at Stainton’s Gallery of Shops), Stingray Gift Shop (854 Asbury Avenue, Shriver’s (9th Street and Boardwalk) and other retailers in town displaying the “Bucket List” banner. It is also available on Amazon.com.For information about ordering signed copies, email [email protected]last_img read more

Weathercasters Warn of Possibility of Major Storms at Jersey Shore

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiAs Hurricane Irma churns ominously toward Florida, weather experts warned Thursday night that if such a monstrous storm ever struck the Jersey Shore, it would be catastrophic.“We would be absolutely devastated by a storm like that,” Jim Eberwine, a retired meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New Jersey, said bluntly.Speaking at a severe weather conference in Ocean City, Eberwine and other forecasters predicted during a panel discussion that Irma will ultimately cause about $200 billion in damage if it barrels into Florida with a direct hit and possibly moves north through Georgia and the Carolinas.Meteorologists contemplated a nightmare scenario if a Category 5 hurricane like Irma, packing sustained winds of 175 mph, pummeled the New Jersey coastline. Although the Jersey Shore is certainly no stranger to severe weather – Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the powerful nor’easter Jonas in 2016 are recent examples – the damage caused by a storm as great as Irma would be almost unimaginable, they indicated.From left, weather experts Jim Eberwine, Tom Lamaine and John Miller were part of the panel discussion.One of the panelists, Tom Lamaine, a former meteorologist at KYW-TV CBS3 in Philadelphia, said the difficulties of evacuating the Cape May County coast would make conditions even more treacherous for people trying to escape the storm.“Cape May County is one of the toughest areas to evacuate. How many roads (are there) in and out?” Lamaine pointed out.The Garden State Parkway, the main evacuation route out of Cape May County, runs parallel to the coast for about 40 miles before it merges with the Atlantic City Expressway. That parallel track exposes parkway motorists to the hurricane dangers until they are able to head westbound, away from the storm, on the expressway, Lamaine noted.“This is one of the toughest areas to get away from the danger,” Lamaine said.Although the media’s weather coverage often focuses on the powerful winds produced by major hurricanes, an even more serious danger is the storm surge, the walls of water that crash onto land, the panelists said.Meteorologist Dan Skeldon, who co-hosted the conference with Ocean City, warned that storm surge is the biggest killer during hurricanes.Dan Skeldon a former South Jersey TV meteorologist who co-hosted the severe weather conference with Ocean City, noted that floodwaters kill more people than high winds during a hurricane.“Storm surge and flooding are more deadly than the wind,” Skeldon said.Although Irma dominated the panel discussion, the weather experts also focused on the widespread flooding and destruction unleashed by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Torrential rainfall drenched Texas for days, causing massive flooding in metropolitan Houston. Some areas of Texas reported about 50 inches of rain.“The flooding is what did in Houston, Texas, not the wind,” Lamaine said.Meanwhile, the latest forecast for Irma’s path is still unfolding. The Florida Keys are expected to get pounded. Some forecasting models suggest that the hurricane may bend a bit, just to the east of the Florida coast. Other models indicate the storm will pass over Miami, according to news reports.Whatever course the hurricane ultimately takes, the panelists were reasonably sure that Irma could become a $200 billion storm. Eberwine said if Irma slams straight into Tampa on Florida’s west coast, it would be a “major, major disaster.”Another panelist, Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, a meteorologist for NBC10 in Philadelphia, said the country seems to have forgotten the lessons of the devastating “Great Miami” hurricane in September 1926.“We’ve known this forever, that this is an incredibly vulnerable area,” Schwartz said of south Florida.The panel of weather specialists also included, from left, Joe Miketta, Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz and David Yoel.The warm waters surrounding Florida on both the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico sides will only provide more fuel for Irma, the meteorologists warned.“These hurricanes are heat-seekers. They look for warm waters,” Eberwine said.The panelists repeatedly urged members of the audience at the Ocean City Music Pier to draw up an escape plan well in advance of a hurricane’s arrival. Skeldon praised Ocean City for hosting the public weather conference, saying that it shows the town is “one of the most proactive” communities in preparing its residents for severe storms.Members of the audience were able to ask questions of the panelists during the three-hour conference, which also included a demonstration of how drones are being used for emergency management and storm response.One audience member, Rob Neumann, a former Ocean City resident who now lives in Linwood, said he is convinced that a major hurricane, perhaps as strong as Irma, will eventually slam into the Jersey Shore.“Whether or not it happens in my lifetime, I’m not sure. But it’s not a matter of if, but when,” Neumann said. “With the barrier islands, a Category 3 or 4 hurricane is possible at the Jersey Shore.”Neumann, a self-described “weather nerd,” warned that even the historic, oceanfront Music Pier, the venue for the weather conference, is at risk.“A direct hit on Ocean City and this building would be swept into the water,” he said.A National Hurricane Center graphic shows Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia, all brewing at the same time. Hurricane Irma, an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm, sweeps through the Atlantic just before brushing Puerto Rico. (Courtesy NOAA)last_img read more

Robert Plant Releases 11th Studio LP “Carry Fire” With The Sensational Space Shifters

first_imgRobert Plant is a musician who needs no introduction. Today, the iconic Led Zeppelin singer presents his eleventh LP, Carry Fire, via Nonesuch/Warner Bros—a follow-up to 2014’s Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar. For Carry Fire, Plant teams with The Sensational Space Shifters, a group composed of Justin Adams, John Baggott, Dave Smith and Liam “Skin” Tyson, though other numbers on the record include cameos from cellist Redi Hasa, violist/violinist Seth Lakeman, and vocalist Chrissie Hynde.As Plant noted to Rolling Stone about the creative direction of Carry Fire, “It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. . . . Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.”Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters will begin their North American tour on February 9 at Raleigh, NC’s Memorial Auditorium and then continue through early March (complete dates below). Additional dates will be announced soon. For updates, please visit Robert Plant’s website. In addition, every ticket purchased online will be joined by either a physical or digital copy of the new album, Carry Fire, upon its October 13 release. Instructions on how to redeem the album will be emailed after ticket purchase.ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERSCARRY FIRE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018FEBRUARY9 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium11 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium12 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre16 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre17 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall20 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre22 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre24 – Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre26 – Phoenix, AZ – Symphony Hall28 – Oakland, CA – Fox TheaterMARCH2 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum TheatreADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCEDlast_img read more

Watch the sugarplums

first_imgFill up on low-calorie vegetables and salads.Avoid second helpings.A small portion of dessert can be eaten in place of other carbohydrate foods.Avoid beverages sweetened with sugar. Go to the mall for exercise, especially during inclement weather.Walk around your neighborhood to view holiday decorations.Park farther away from the store when shopping.Make the evening walk a family activity where you can catch up on your family’s daily activities.Wear walking shoes while traveling by airplane, and go early to walk the concourses before your flight and during layovers. Use defatted turkey or chicken broth instead of butter in preparing stuffing.Use nonfat chicken broth to replace milk and butter in mashed potatoes.Skim the fat from gravy and use it sparingly.Avoid high-fat condiments like whipped cream, butter and creamy salad dressings. By Brooke HatfieldUniversity of GeorgiaWeight gain isn’t the only side effect of a poorly controlled diet during the holidays. For people with diabetes, a lax approach to diet can wreak havoc on blood-sugar control. “High blood glucose in the short term makes people feel tired and less energetic,” said Janine Bicherman, a nutrition specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “Long-term, it causes devastating complications that involve many parts of the body.” Making daily physical activity a priority can help with blood glucose control. But it can be easy to overlook exercise during the busy holidays.Less exercise and more food “People are less active during the holidays,” Bicherman said. “They also have a lot more tempting foods available.” Walking and other types of exercise can help relieve stress, improve your mood, lower your blood glucose level and help control weight. If 30- to 45-minute increments seem too daunting for this busy time of year, try setting aside two to three segments of 15-20 minutes each. Other tips to include more activity include: Have family or guests help with holiday decorating.Organize groups to attend holiday musicals or plays.Have a caroling party.Go shopping with family or friends.Focus on nonfood gifts for gift-giving.”People eat portions that are too large, which leads to increased carbohydrates, which increases glucose,” Bicherman said.Plan meals, don’t overload on carbsPlanning meals ahead of time can help keep blood glucose in check. If you take your pre-meal insulin, you can adjust your insulin to the amount of carbohydrate you’re planning to eat. (The more carbohydrate you eat, the higher your blood glucose will rise.) Typical carbohydrate-containing foods that are popular around the holidays are stuffing, potatoes, breads, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, pies and eggnog. Low-calorie sweeteners can help reduce carbohydrates in some desserts, such as pumpkin pie, cranberry salads and sweet potato casserole. But sugar is usually needed in cakes and cookies. To further minimize high blood glucose levels after holiday meals: Traditional recipes can be altered, too, to reduce fat, Freeman said. Plan nonfood-centered activitiesSince holiday customs tend to center around meals, Bicherman said, it can be helpful to focus on activities that don’t involve food.last_img read more

Osaka Gas withdrawal may kill planned 1.2GW coal plant development in Japan

first_imgOsaka Gas withdrawal may kill planned 1.2GW coal plant development in Japan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japan’s Osaka Gas Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will pull out of a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in Yamaguchi, western Japan, citing changes in the electricity market and future business risk.Osaka Gas had planned to build a 1.2-gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power station in the city of Ube in Yamaguchi prefecture, aiming to start operations around 2026. Electric Power Development (J-Power) and Ube Industries Ltd are partners in the project.J-Power said it and Ube Industries have agreed to continue the plan to build a coal-fired power plant, but they will halt an environment access process to revise the plan. “We will consider scaling down the size to a single 600-megawatt ultra super-critical (USC) power plant or building a few 300-megawatt integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants,” J-Power Executive Managing Officer Hitoshi Kanno told a news conference.A spokesman at Osaka Gas said the company’s decision reflected concerns over tighter regulations on coal power stations after 2030 and intensifying competition after the liberalization of the power market in Japan.The move by Osaka Gas comes after other Japanese companies have withdrawn from new coal-fired power projects amid growing global pressure for companies to divest coal assets due to environmental concerns.More: Osaka Gas to withdraw from coal-fired power station projectlast_img read more

How CUs can leverage ‘Big Data 2.0’ with OnApproach’s Paul Ablack

first_imgThe term “Big Data” was thrust upon us a few years ago, hitting us like a Rob Gronkowski haymaker in the waning seconds of the Super Bowl. At that time we had all this consumer data, but what do we do with it? Fast forward a few years later and we’ve learned pretty quickly and effectively what do with this information, as the usage of Big Data continues to evolve — allowing credit unions to provide more refined products and services for enhanced value.To get the inside scoop on how today’s Big Data has evolved, we invited OnApproach’s Founder and CEO Paul Ablack on the program to divulge his expertise in this area. Paul not only provides great insight on this information evolution, but he also gives us a couple of eye-popping examples of how credit unions are benefiting from this customized content. Really good stuff here. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more