We present statistical methods to determine climate regimes for the last glacial period using three temperature proxy records from Greenland: measurements of δ18O from the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2), the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP) and the North Greenland Ice Core Project (NGRIP) using different timescales. A Markov Chain Monte Carlo method is presented to infer the number of states in a latent variable model along with their associated parameters. By using Bayesian model comparison methods we find that a model with 3 states is sufficient. These states correspond to a gradual cooling during the Greenland Interstadials, more rapid temperature decrease into Greenland Stadial and to the sudden rebound temperature increase at the onset of Greenland Interstadials. We investigate the recurrence properties of the onset of Greenland Interstadials and find no evidence to reject the null hypothesis of randomly timed events.
The development of models of marine ecosystems in the Southern Ocean is becoming increasingly important as a means of understanding and managing impacts such as exploitation and climate change. Collating data from disparate sources, and understanding biases or uncertainties inherent in those data, are important first steps for improving ecosystem models. This review focuses on seals that breed in ice habitats of the Southern Ocean (i.e. crabeater seal, Lobodon carcinophaga; Ross seal, Ommatophoca rossii; leopard seal, Hydrurga leptonyx; and Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddellii). Data on populations (abundance and trends in abundance), distribution and habitat use (movement, key habitat and environmental features) and foraging (diet) are summarised, and potential biases and uncertainties inherent in those data are identified and discussed. Spatial and temporal gaps in knowledge of the populations, habitats and diet of each species are also identified.
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRob Carr/Getty Images(ELMONT, N.Y.) — Justify charged out of the gate and never gave up the lead, powering his way to victory at the Belmont Stakes to become just the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown.The colt was briefly challenged in the final turn, but down the stretch jockey Mike Smith let him use his strength to run away from the field. Gronkowski finished second, 1 3/4 lengths back, and Hofburg was third.Justify’s victory made Bob Baffert just the second trainer to win the Triple Crown twice. He previously won in 2015 with American Pharoah, the colt that ended a 37-year drought.With the win, Justify improved to 6-0 in a career that began in February, making him one of the rare Triple Crown winners not to race as a 2-year-old.Smith, at 52, is the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner went off a 4/5 favorite for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont, the longest and most grueling of the three-race series. He paid $3.60 for the win, $3.50 to place and $2.80 to show.He’d won the first two legs of the Triple Crown on sloppy tracks, charging to a 2 1/2-length victory in the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby on May 5, and then pulling out a a half-length win in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness on May 19. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. June 9, 2018 /Sports News – National Justify leads wire to wire at Belmont to win the Triple Crown Beau Lund
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUESt. Louis 8, Kansas City 3AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 5, Baltimore 0N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 3Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1Minnesota 4, Detroit 3Boston 6, Baltimore 4Seattle 3, Houston 2Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 0NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 9, Chicago Cubs 4Cincinnati 6, Arizona 3Miami 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 11 InningsMilwaukee 4, Atlanta 2Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 2Philadelphia 5, San Diego 1Pittsburgh 4, San Francisco 0WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 92, Dallas 82Las Vegas 92, Indiana 74NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASONMinnesota 42, Denver 28Arizona 24, L.A. Chargers 17MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERPhiladelphia 3, New England 2Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by August 12, 2018 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/11/18 Beau Lund
October 23, 2018 /Sports News – National Sushi or shellfish? Congressmen place bets on the World Series FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Will it be sushi or shellfish?That’s the friendly bet Democratic Reps. Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts and Adam Schiff of California have placed on the outcome of the World Series as the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers prepare to face-off in Game 1 Tuesday night at Boston’s Fenway Park.Kennedy represents the area surrounding Fenway Park, while Schiff represents the area bordering Dodger Stadium.“It’s been 30 years since the Dodgers won the series, which may not seem like that long to Sox fans, but as a point of reference, it’s almost as long as Joe has been alive,” Schiff joked in a joint statement with Kennedy.The winner of the bet, along with staff from the winner’s office, will be treated to a seafood dinner from the loser’s state: sushi from California or shellfish from Massachusetts.Friendly sports wagers are nothing new in Congress, but in recent years, they’ve shown a flair for theatrics.When the Dodgers lost to the Houston Astros in last year’s series, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a California Democrat, flew across the country to Los Angeles with a suitcase full of the ingredients for French dip sandwiches after losing his wager. The rabid Dodgers fan who represents downtown Los Angeles used a cart decked out in Dodgers gear to deliver the sandwiches to the office of Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat who represents the area where the Astros’ stadium is located.It has been more than a century since the Dodgers and Red Sox last met in the World Series in 1916 — Boston took the title then, and Kennedy believes history will repeat itself.“Unless Adam has shared some deeply classified information that I can’t access with Dave Roberts, my staff and I will be figuring out why LA insists on eating raw fish in a few weeks,” Kennedy said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Tags: Allie Vogeler/Azusa Pacific University/Butler/Clay Invitational/Gunnison Valley High School/Jordan Hammond/Kate Sorensen/NCAA Division II/Northwest Missouri State/Robison Invitational/Weber State Track This was Sorensen’s second fastest time as a collegiate competitor in the event. Sorensen and her Weber State teammates are next in action Friday and Saturday at the Robison Invitational at BYU. April 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Gunnison Valley Alum Kate Sorensen Wins Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles Crown At Clay Invitational FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAZUSA, Calif.-Last Friday, former Gunnison Valley High School track star Kate Sorensen, a sophomore hurdler at Weber State, won the women’s 400-meter hurdles title at the Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University. Written by Sorensen won the event in a time of 58.49 seconds, edging Allie Vogeler of Butler (58.87 seconds) and Jordan Hammond of NCAA Division II Northwest Missouri State (58.94 seconds). Brad James
Written by August 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers Knock off 3rd Ranked Team with Last-Second Field Goal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGARDEN CITY, Kans. (Aug. 24, 2019) — A back and forth nail-biter between the nationally ranked No. 3 Garden City Broncbusters and No. 6 Snow College Badgers came to a close when Freshman Kicker Jose Pizano nailed a 32-yard Field Goal to win the game for Snow College 30-27 with no time on the clock.Snow College head coach Andrew Mitchell’s first game at the helm got off to a rough start as the Badger’s turned the ball over on each of their first three drives, coughing up two fumbles (one on a punt attempt) and throwing an interception early in the first quarter. The defense, however, was able to limit the damage, forcing Garden City to just two field goals.The Badgers failed to convert a 4th down conversion attempt in their own territory, leading to the Broncbuster’s first touchdown of the 2019 season extending their lead to 13-0 in the second quarter.“In the first game, there’s a lot of crazy things that can happen,” Mitchell said. “These are young football players and they’re gonna make some mistakes. There are some things as coaches we could have done better.”Fortunately, after a series of penalties against the Garden City defense, the Badgers marched down the field and punched in a field goal before the half to cut the deficit to 10.There must have been a speech given at halftime similar to that of Herb Brooks in ‘Miracle on Ice’ because the Snow College offense took the field in the 3rd quarter looking like a completely different team.Sophomore QB Braxton Kerr shook off his first-quarter jitters and connected with TE Ron Tiavaasue for the Badger’s first touchdown of the 2019 campaign. After the defense forced a 3 and out, Kerr led the offense right back to the endzone, this time handing the ball off to RB Shammah Luani who ran 27 yards for the touchdown to take the lead 17-13.The defense continued to give Garden City QB Nate Cox trouble, forcing another 3 and out, giving an opportunity for the Badger’s to add 3 points with another field goal. WR Keashawn McCoy came up with a big play, going 43 yards and a touchdown reception as the Badger’s put up 24 unanswered points leading 27-13 with 1 quarter left to play.But the 2018 NJCAA National Championship runner-ups were not going to go down without a fight. Garden City managed to score two touchdowns in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter, tying the game at 27 apiece.Mitchell’s characteristic no-huddle offense would prove valuable with just under 2 minutes left and needing to score. Kerr found McCoy and redshirt Freshman WR Hunter Harris for first downs. McCoy would pick up another first down catch to set up Pizano for the game-winning field goal, sealing the Badger’s season opener in dramatic fashion with a win.Sophomore DL Shad Pulsipher had a monster game on the defensive side of the ball, recording 2 sacks resulting in a loss of 15 yards. Freshmen LB Owen Fa’amoe and DL Tevita Fotu also had 1 sack each. Sophomore LB Jeremiah Ieremia led the team with 8 tackles.Braxton Kerr had 24 completions out of 38 attempts, throwing for 377 yards and 2 touchdowns. Keashawn McCoy recorded 8 catches for 169 yards and 1 touchdown. Shammah Luani led the rushing game with 14 carries for 40 yards and a touchdown.“Our kids are resilient,” Coach Mitchell said in regards to the Badger’s hard-fought win. “They’ll play anyone, anywhere, anytime. Names, dates, and locations change, but our mindset stays the same. Just show up and play ball.”Snow College will prepare to take on No. 10 Butler Community College next Saturday in El Dorado, Kan., this Saturday, August 31st, at 6 p.m. MDT. Mitchell, who lost to Butler as a player in the 2007 NJCAA National Championship game in a double-overtime thriller, looks to get some revenge and record his second ever win as Head Coach. The game can be heard on KMTI AM 650 & 95.1 FM beginning with a 5:30 pm pregame or online at midutahradio.com. Mike Traina
Associated Press November 8, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bogdanovic hits 3 at buzzer, Jazz beat Bucks 103-100 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer as time expired for the last of his 33 points in the Utah Jazz’s 103-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.The shot from the corner capped a remarkable sequence of twists and turns in the final few seconds.Utah’s Donovan Mitchell was driving for a possible winner in regulation when George Hill stripped the ball and called timeout with 2.3 seconds on the clock. Milwaukee inbounded to Khris Middleton, but he traveled as Rudy Gobert flew at him. The clock was reset to 1.3 seconds, giving the Jazz one last chance.Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 28 points in the second half, hit a 3 and made a follow shot to give the Bucks their first and only lead, 89-88, but later fouled out and wasn’t on the court for the dizzying finish.Bogdanovic made five 3-pointers and all 10 free throws on a night when nothing seemed to come easy. Mike Conley had 20 points, and Mitchell finished with 20.Middleton scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe had 22 for Milwaukee. The Bucks had won four in a row.Mitchell’s step-back jumper put Utah up 100-92, but Bledsoe made a couple quick hoops and Middleton made two free throws with 8.0 seconds remaining to knot it at 100.The Jazz led by as many as 25 in the first half, but Antetokounmpo sparked a 21-5 run to start the third quarter and it was tight from there.The Bucks have lost 18 consecutive games since their last road win over the Utah Jazz on Oct. 30, 2001.TIP INSBucks: Brook Lopez picked up his fifth foul midway through the third quarter. … Coach Mike Budenholzer unsuccessfully challenged Antetokounmpo’s sixth foul on a dunk attempt by Gobert with 53.9 seconds to play. … The Bucks forced 20 turnovers.Jazz: Dante Exum is still inactive as he recovers from knee surgery, Ed Davis has a fractured leg and Emmanuel Mudiay sat out with hamstring tightness. … Antetokounmpo poked Bogdanovic in the eye in the foruth quarter and appeared to dislodge his contact lens.UP NEXTBucks: At Oklahoma City on Sunday.Jazz: At Golden State on Monday night. Tags: Bojan Bogdanovich/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by
Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The NBA has postponed the San Antonio Spurs next three games and the Charlotte Hornets next two games because of positive coronavirus tests and contact tracing, the league announced Tuesday. Four players on the Spurs tested positive for the virus and contact tracing is underway on the Hornets. The two team’s played on Sunday. San Antonio’s games against Cleveland on Wednesday, New York on Saturday, and Indiana next Monday have been postponed. The Spurs game Monday night against Detroit was also postponed because San Antonio did not have the 8-player league minimum.Charlotte’s games against Chicago on Wednesday and Denver on Friday have also been pushed back. ESPN reports there have now been 29 postponements because of positive tests or contract tracing.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 16, 2021 /Sports News – National NBA postpones San Antonio, Charlotte games after 4 Spurs test positive Written by
Image: Flowtex Energy acquires oil field in Texas. Photo: Courtesy of Anita starzycka/Pixabay Flowtex Energy has made its biggest acquisition so far. Acquiring the Minerva-Rockdale Field in Milam County, Texas, has risen Flowtex’s total controlled acreage above the 3000 acre mark and increased its producing well count to 26. This acquisition adds 545,010 barrels of net proved and probable oil reserves to the company’s portfolio, according to a report written by Mire & Associates.“We could not be more excited about buying this field. It’s a low risk prospect with multiple objectives, building on the success of our Yang well, which is currently being completed, to fuel this next move,” said Beau Flowers, President.The field was originally drilled by Rockdale Energy in 2012 and contains 16 total wells. 13 of those wells are currently producing, 1 is an infield saltwater disposal well, 2 have been drilled, but not completed. Flowtex intends to complete the two uncompleted wells and drill 10-15 new wells between now and the end of 2020, the first new drill and recompletions before the end of this year.Flowtex Energy is an independent oil & gas producer based in Austin, Texas that has been in business since January 2015. It has seen tremendous success partnering with accredited investors to develop Texas Oil & Gas fields.“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”-J. Paul Getty Source: Company Press Release This acquisition adds 545,010 barrels of net proved and probable oil reserves to the company’s portfolio, as per a report written by Mire & Associates