Campanian-Maastrichtian (Cretaceous) stratigraphy of the James Ross Island area, Antarctica

first_imgOne of the most important outcrops of uppermost Cretaceous (Campanian–Maastrichtian) sedimentary rocks in the southern high latitudes occurs within the James Ross Island group, northeastern Antarctic Peninsula. These rocks comprise a 1500–2000 m thick sequence of predominantly shallow marine clastic sediments that were deposited within a retro-arc basin. They are virtually undeformed and have yielded prolific invertebrate and vertebrate faunas, and a wide range of plant taxa. Campanian–Maastrichtian strata are contained within two component formations of the Upper Cretaceous-lower Tertiary Marambio Group. The lower Santa Marta Formation is approximately 1100m thick and has three constituent members. Ammonites within the Santa Marta Formation indicate an early to late Campanian age assignment. Dinoflagellates suggest that the lower levels of the formation may range into the Santonian Stage. In the northern James Ross Island to Vega Island region there is a conformable transition into the overlying López de Bertodano Formation. Here the basal Cape Lamb Member is unconformably overlain by the Sandwich Bluff Member. Although there are some lithological and fauna1 discrepancies, which are attributed to marked lateral facies changes across the basin, it is believed that the Cape Lamb Member can be correlated with the lower to middle regions of the 1200 m thick sequence of undifferentiated López de Bertodano Formation lithologies exposed on Seymour Island. Molluscan data indicate a late Campanian–Palaeocene age range for this upper formation. Dinoflagellates again suggest that the lowest beds may be slightly older. The correlation presented provides the basis for a formal subdivision of the Campanian and Maastrichtian stages in the southern high latitudes. It has also revealed two major basin shallowing events (in the late Campanian–early Maastrichtian and latest Maastrichtian, respectively) and the existence of a major fault/fault zone across southeastern James Ross Island. The improved temporal framework will aid late Cretaceous palaeoclimatic and palaeobiological studies in Antarctica.last_img read more

NBA postpones San Antonio, Charlotte games after 4 Spurs test positive

first_img 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 positivecenter_img Written bylast_img read more

MBDA to supply SAMs for new Philippine frigates

first_img March 11, 2019, by Back to overview,Home naval-today MBDA to supply surface-to-air missiles for new Philippine frigates View post tag: MBDA navaltoday View post tag: Philippine Navy Share this article MBDA to supply surface-to-air missiles for new Philippine frigatescenter_img View post tag: HHI View post tag: Jose Rizal-class View post tag: FAP Authorities The Philippines defense ministry has awarded French defense contractor MBDA a contract to deliver surface-to-air missiles for its two José Rizal-class frigates currently under construction in South Korea.The contract is worth EUR 10.6 million (approx. USD 12 million) and will see the French company deliver the SIMBAD-RC system with MISTRAL missiles for the Hyundai Heavy Industries-built vessels.The first of the two ships, the future BRP Jose Rizal, is scheduled to be launched in May, twelve months after starting construction. It is expected to be delivered to the Philippines in the second half of 2020. The second ship in the class, BRP Antonio Luna, is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2021.The two 107-meter frigates are being built under a contract from October 2016. Based on the Hyundai HDF-3000 FFX-I multipurpose frigate design, they will have a speed of 25 knots and a cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles.last_img read more

Recovery from coronavirus may not end when infection does

first_img Google+ Previous articleMichigan reports no new COVID-19 deaths on SundayNext articleFree lunchtime music in downtown South Bend begins Monday Network Indiana Twitter By Network Indiana – July 6, 2020 0 250 WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) Recovery from coronavirus may not end when the infection does.25-to-40-percent of people who go on a ventilator get what’s known as post-intensive care syndrome, with shortness of breath, fatigue, memory problems, and chronic pain. I-U Health has three research studies in progress to assess whether coronavirus survivors’ longterm effects are different or more severe.I-U set up a survivors’ clinic at Methodist Hospital last month to help them recover. I-U lung specialist Sikhandar Khan says the clinic has seen 10 post-COVID patients so far, with multidisciplinary care from doctors and nurses, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists and chaplains.Khan says researchers are also studying whether those aftereffects occur in coronavirus patients whose infections weren’t severe enough to send them to intensive care. He says he’s seen patients in his lung practice who are still experiencing shortness of breath and anxiety.There have been anecdotal reports of coronavirus patients with lingering issues in other organs, including the heart, kidneys, pancreas and nervous system. WhatsApp Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest Recovery from coronavirus may not end when infection does Twitter Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

News story: Two World War 1 Majors have finally been identified a century later

first_imgThe resting places of Major Alexander Henderson Soutar MC, Corps of Royal Engineers and Major Octavius Sidney Darby-Griffith MC, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, have been marked 100 years after their deaths in the great war. Two rededication services were held on Wednesday 30 May at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Jonchery-sur-Vesle British Cemetery and La Ville-aux-Bois British Cemetery, both near Reims in the Champagne region of France.The services, organised by the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), part of Defence Business Services, were conducted by the Reverend Andrew Earl CF, Senior Chaplain HQ NW & Chaplain 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment.Rosie Barron, JCCC said: The Soutar family is extremely moved by the dedication of David Tattersfield and the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre of the British Ministry of Defence in locating the final resting place of our ancestor, Major Alexander (Alastair) Henderson Soutar. Major Soutar sacrificed his life for his country 100 years ago, and has lain here unrecognized ever since. It has been a privilege and an honour to organise these 2 rededication services today. Both Major Soutar and Major Darby-Griffith were killed during the Third Battle of the Aisne. It is important that these courageous men, who fought tirelessly to halt the German Spring Offensive in 1918, are remembered. We are all immensely grateful that we are able to come to France to pay him our respects and to thank him for his sacrifice. We are also relieved that his final resting place is now marked and may be known unto all who visit this beautiful place. We feel his soul is finally at peace. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company which took over a sector of the line after an unsuccessful attack. He quickly reorganised the line, which contained large gaps, and steadied his men under constant shell fire. When, after being relieved, 2 of his platoons were caught by an enemy barrage he distributed them in shell holes, and by working from shell hole to shell hole, got them clear without many casualties. After getting them clear he returned through the barrage and attended to his wounded, remaining with them till the last had been evacuated. For almost a century Major Soutar and Major Darby-Griffith were commemorated on the Soissons Memorial to those with no known grave. They were both decorated officers who had served on the Western Front for more than 3 years and we are honoured to be able to acknowledge their sacrifice and re-dedicate their graves today. The Standard being lowered as the Last Post is played during the service for Major Darby-Griffith, Crown copyright, All rights reservedBoth Majors were casualties of the Third Battle of the Aisne, a now often forgotten battle in the late stages of the German Spring Offensive. With no known graves, they were both commemorated on the Soissons Memorial in Soissons, France.The final resting place of these 2 Majors came to light after a researcher, David Tattersfield, submitted evidence to the CWGC to suggest that they had been found. Further research by the MOD’s JCCC and the National Army Museum was undertaken to corroborate the evidence that Mr Tattersfield had provided, and the identification of the ‘Unknown Soldier’ graves were both confirmed by the JCCC.The service for Major Soutar was attended by 10 members of his extended family who had travelled from as far away as Canada, the USA and Hong Kong to pay their respects. Despite the limited information available, the JCCC traced Major Darby-Griffith’s 91 year old granddaughter. As she lives in British Columbia she was unable to make the journey.Members of the Corps of Royal Engineers and The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment were present at both services.Mel Donnelly, CWGC said: Two new headstones bearing Major Soutar’s and Major Darby-Griffith’s names have been provided by the CWGC, who will now care for their final resting place in perpetuity.center_img Major Alexander Henderson Soutar MC, Copyright Soutar family, All rights reservedOn 28 May 1918 98th Field Company, Royal Engineers, were involved in fighting around Hermonville. They were forced to withdraw southwards but had to leave Major Soutar behind as he was wounded. It is believed that he succumbed to his wounds having been taken prisoner of war. He was 30 years old. Major Gary Turner from The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment laying a wreath for Major Darby-Griffith, Crown copyright, All rights reservedOn 27 March 1918 Major Darby-Griffith was killed whilst in command of 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was 46 years old. Members of the Soutar family with military representatives and local attendees, Crown copyright, All rights reservedJames Soutar, the great nephew of Major Soutar said: On 9 September 1914 Major Darby-Griffith was commissioned into The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was awarded the Military Cross, which was published in the London Gazette on 25 April 1918. His citation reads: It is a great privilege to be asked to rededicate the headstones of these 2 former comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country and to see the ongoing work of the MOD’s JCCC. It is important that when we say ‘We will remember them’, it is more than words, it’s an ongoing commitment. May they both rest in peace. The Reverend Andrew Earl CF, said:last_img read more

Statement to Parliament: Heathrow Airport Limited: notification of a contingent liability

first_imgI have today laid before Parliament a departmental minute describing a contingent liability relating to a blight agreement between me, as Secretary of State for Transport, and Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL).If the proposed Airports National Policy Statement is designated, land in the location identified as potentially suitable for the development of the north-west runway scheme becomes blighted.Owners of qualifying land (predominately owner-occupiers of private housing) within that location would be able to serve a blight notice on the Secretary of State, which if valid would, in effect, both authorise and oblige the Secretary of State to purchase the land.In order to avoid my department having to cover the cost of blight claims I, as Secretary of State, have entered into an agreement with HAL under which HAL assume the financial liability for successful claims. In the event the proposed NPS is designated, the cost of meeting blight claims will need to be met by my department if the agreement were for some reason ineffective to transfer liability.The maximum estimated contingent liability for the blight claims is £160 million, though actual gross liability is likely to be much lower, circa £5 million to £20 million, as most owners of qualifying property are thought likely to wait for the more generous offer of 125% from HAL, available following the granting of any development consent.The Treasury approved this liability and the chairs of the Public Accounts Committee and the Transport Committee were notified of this contingent liability by letter of 16 May 2018 due to the confidential nature of the contingent liability at that time. A period of 14 sitting days beginning on 21 May 2018 has been provided for issues or objections to be raised, and final approval to proceed with incurring the liability will be withheld pending an examination of the objection.last_img read more

Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon

first_imgScenery, charity, camaraderie, rewards, celebration and music: these words best describe the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, which takes place on June 4th in Loudoun County at bucolic Doukenie Winery.There’s no better way to get to know wine country than running through its very roots and then learning about the wines first-hand at a post-race celebration shared by other runners and guests. From the very start you’ll feel the energy and passion from the runners, volunteers, and your many hosts who always strive to put their best foot forward. The focus here is on quality, not quantity. The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon all has a limited field, ensuring our participants and their guests encounter a stress-free environment while enjoying wine country ambience and a thrilling race day experience. You’ll make new friends and hopefully feel like you’re part of the Destination Races family. Its not an experience you can put into words, you need to take the journey, and all great experiences are best shared with friends and family.unnamed (3)Destination Races partners with tourism related businesses of the host region to showcase the local bounty, creating a wine, culinary and fitness themed “runcation”. The race is the focal point of the weekend, while other complimentary activities and events allow runners and their guests a chance to explore the area and experience wine country hospitality at its finest.The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience. Destination Races, in partnership with Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports, produce the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon. Loudoun County plays host to this popular event located in and around historic Leesburg, VA, one hour west of Washington DC.unnamedThe race starts and finishes at Doukenie Winery, the perfect venue for hosting the post-race Wine & Music Festival, Presented by Visit Loudoun. This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of the winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. The experience includes a unique Wine and Music Festival and wine tasting, all in a one-of-a-kind setting.  To register or more information click here.[divider]More From[/divider]last_img read more

5 major retail banking challenges in 2018 (and how to overcome them)

first_imgChallenge #1 – Wrangling The Rising Interest Rate EnvironmentIn a perfect world, financial institutions would enjoy a stable, predictable interest rate environment. You’d have a high concentration of core deposits and reasonable costs to acquire more of them.In the real world, the Federal Reserve has undertaken a policy of quantitative easing a number of times over the past decade. Now, as the Fed tries to reduce the size of its balance sheet and unwind some of those activities, it’s clear that rates will continue to rise. In 2017, the Fed raised interest rates in March, June and again in December. As the economy continues to strengthen, the Fed said it is planning three more rate increases in 2018.How to overcome this challenge: Now is the time to acquire low-cost deposits, anchored with checking accounts. It can take time to translate low-cost deposits into service relationships that are sticky and profitable — with active debit cards, checks, direct deposit and mobile banking, for example. So don’t wait… start now. 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Tips to manage the threat of COVID-19 related phishing attacks

first_imgCriminals are leveraging fear over the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to scam your financial institutions and consumers. By disguising themselves as a group or organization seeking financial support to help individuals or communities in need at this time. More and more of these phishing attacks are being reported, and it is important your staff and consumers know what to look for and what to do to protect themselves from giving out private information to these criminals.These scams are being sent out through various communication channels – text messages, phone calls, and emails – and contain requests for personal or financial information, such as a card number, account number, and online banking information. The aim is to leverage this stolen information to fraudulently open a new account, either in branch or online, under your accountholder’s name.With COVID-19, most organizations and individuals are facing interrupted environments and priorities at work and in our day-to-day lives, and criminals are taking full advantage. Help arm your employees and accountholders with tools and information to keep their guard up during this complicated time, so they don’t have the added stress of being hit with one of these malicious attacks. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Near new home with man cave and space for family

first_imgThe main bedroom has built-in make-up space.“The set-back position of this home offers peace and privacy,” Ms Hempenstall said.“There is simply nothing to do on this stunning home, but to move in and start enjoying the good life.“A stunning home for her and awesome shed for him, perfectly positioned in the heart of leafy Tanah Merah.”The home is a short stroll from the Hyperdome and public transport, and is close to schools. The living areas open to the outdoor entertaining space.“The stylish kitchen boasts quality, stainless-steel appliances including double ovens, Caesarstone benchtops and a butler’s pantry,” Ms Hempenstall said. “A separate media room is located downstairs with an adjacent powder room, while upstairs, you will discover the third living area — the ideal kids’ TV room or playroom.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The outdoor area and three-bay shed.Also upstairs, the master bedroom has a make-up area, walk-in robe, split-system airconditioning and an ensuite with dual basins.The remaining bedrooms are all spacious.The home has a double lockup garage and second driveway that leads to a three-bay barn shed. A one-year-old, two-storey home by an award-winning builder is new to the market in Tanah Merah. Belle Property Cornubia marketing agent Kati Hempenstall said the near new property at 32B Tanah Merah Ave, built by Hallmark Homes, was a perfect alternative to building.“The mood of this home is casual elegance, where entertaining in style comes with ease and convenience,” Ms Hempenstall said. The main living hub is on the ground floor with an open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen leading to the covered outdoor entertaining area. last_img read more