Petrogenesis of the Cambrian Liv Group, a bimodal volcanic rock suite from the Ross orogen, Transantarctic Mountains

first_imgCambrian volcanic rocks of the Liv Group, defined here as including the Wyatt, Ackerman, Taylor, Fairweather, and Leverett Formations, occur along the paleo-Pacific margin of Gondwana, in the Queen Maud Mountains, Transantarctic Mountains. The Ackerman and Wyatt Formations are dominated by massive dacite lava flows and were erupted ca. 525 Ma. The Taylor, Fairweather, and Leverett Formations form a bimodal assemblage of basalts and rhyolites and were erupted ca. 515 Ma. The dacites of the Ackerman and Wyatt Formations are the most light rare earth element (REE) and large ion lithophile element (LILE) enriched rocks (LaN/YbN = 6.6−10.2; Th/Nb = 0.9−1.8) of the Liv Group. They have the lowest ϵNdi (−1.8 to −3.1) of all the Liv Group volcanic rocks and are interpreted to be partial melts of continental crust. Sm-Nd model ages suggest that some of this crust may be as old as 1.5 Ga. The volumetrically minor basalts and basaltic andesites of the Taylor, Fairweather, and Leverett Formations are variably light REE and LILE enriched (varying from LaN/YbN = 1.5 to 6.0) and have ϵNdi between 5.7 and −1.1. The most depleted of these basalts are transitional between normal midocean ridge basalt (MORB) and enriched MORB and are interpreted as melts of asthenospheric mantle that were variably enriched in light REE and LILE by melts from lithospheric mantle and/or continental crust. The rhyolites of the Taylor, Fairweather, and Leverett Formations have LaN/YbN = 2.8−6.0, Th/Nb = 1.0−1.6, and ϵNdi between 2.1 and −2.8 and are interpreted as mixtures of fractionated mafic magma and crustal partial melt. The Liv Group rhyolites were probably generated in response to the mafic magmatism. The most likely tectonic setting for the Liv Group was in an extensional rift environment within or behind an active volcanic arc.last_img read more

Beat-up No. 20 Utes face Northwestern in Holiday Bowl

first_img Written by Tags: Holiday Bowl/Northwestern/Utah Utes Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHoliday Bowl: Northwestern (8-5) vs. No. 20 Utah (9-4, No. 17, CFP), at San Diego, Monday, 7 p.m. EST (FS1).Line: Utah by 7.Series Record: 1-1.WHAT’S AT STAKEUtah is looking for its 15th win in its last 16 bowl games dating to the 1999 Las Vegas Bowl. The Utes are 11-1 in bowl games under coach Kyle Whittingham. Whittingham played in the first four Holiday Bowls, for BYU. Northwestern is looking for school-best three-game bowl winning streak.KEY MATCHUPNorthwestern’s defense against a Utah offense that will be missing junior running back Zack Moss, who suffered a season-ending knee injury on Nov. 7, and sophomore receiver Britain Covey, who suffered a knee injury in the Pac-12 championship game. Additionally, junior quarterback Tyler Huntley will be a game-time decision after missing the last four games with a broken collarbone.PLAYERS TO WATCHNorthwestern: Senior Clayton Thorson, already the program’s all-time winningest quarterback at 35-17, needs 91 yards passing to break Brett Basanez’s school record of 10,580.Utah: Senior kicker Matt Gay was the 2017 Lou Groza Award winner and punter Mitch Wishnowsky is the only three-time Ray Guy Award finalist in NCAA history. Wishnowsky won the Ray Guy Award in 2016.FACTS & FIGURESThe teams are in the Holiday Bowl for the first time. … The Utes won the Pac-12 South before losing to Washington in the conference title game, 10-3. … Northwestern won the Big Ten West before losing to Ohio State in the conference championship game, 45-24. … The teams haven’t met since Utah won 42-0 on Sept. 26, 1981. … Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, who is 95-70 in 13 seasons, declined to comment on reports that the Green Bay Packers are interested in interviewing him for their head coaching job. December 31, 2018 /Sports News – Local Beat-up No. 20 Utes face Northwestern in Holiday Bowl Associated Presslast_img read more

Merrill’s 21 points help Utah State beat Florida 65-62

first_img Associated Press December 21, 2019 /Sports News – Local Merrill’s 21 points help Utah State beat Florida 65-62 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSam Merrill scored 21 points and Utah State held Florida without a field goal for six minutes down the stretch to win 65-62 in the Orange Bowl Classic.Merrill went 5 for 10 from 3-point range and added nine rebounds and five assists.Utah State won despite losing hard-luck center Neemias Queta to an injury in the first half.The Aggies improved to 12-2 and are 3-0 in games decided by a one-possession margin. Florida fell to 7-4 and continues to struggle after being ranked sixth in the preseason. Written by Tags: Orange Bowl Classic/Sam Merrill/Utah State Aggies Basketballlast_img read more

UK: HMS Vigilant Returns Home

first_imgThe V-boat returned to her home on the Clyde and was escorted home by HMS Tracker of the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron and Royal Marines patrol craft.HMS Tracker leads the most potent weapon in the nation’s arsenal back home to base after a successful deterrence patrol.The souped-up patrol boat – she and her sister HMS Raider are 10kts faster than the rest of the P2000 flotilla – met HMS Vigilant as the ballistic missile submarine completed her latest mission.Joining Tracker on the Clyde to help bring Vigilant safely back to base, Royal Marines of 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group in one of their heavily-armed former police launches.Together the combination of Tracker and/or Raider and the Royal Marines – they have two such launches, Rona and Mull, plus various RIBs and raiding craft – provide protection for ‘high value shipping’ entering or leaving the Firth of Clyde and HM Naval Base at Faslane especially.As for Vigilant, she’s one of three active V-boats (HMS Vengeance is in refit in Devonport) providing the nation’s around-the-clock deterrence (aptly titled Operation Relentless).It is a mission which has been successfully carried out well over 300 times – without pause – by generations of Royal Navy submariners since the end of the 1960s; it is the longest-running military operation carried out by Britain’s Armed Forces.[mappress]Press Release, April 24, 2014; Image: Royal Navy UK: HMS Vigilant Returns Home Training & Education HMS Vigilant has successfully completed the latest patrol carrying Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Share this article View post tag: Vigilant View post tag: Naval View post tag: homecenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Vigilant Returns Home View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Returns View post tag: HMS April 24, 2014last_img read more

Leonardo inks OCEAN2020 grant agreement

first_img March 28, 2018 View post tag: Leonardo Authorities View post tag: OCEAN2020 Italian defense company Leonardo has signed a grant agreement for OCEAN2020, the first European Defence Fund’s initiative project aimed at boosting Europe’s defense research.The project – which will be funded by a grant totaling around EUR 35 million – will be led by Leonardo, which will coordinate a consortium composed of 42 partners from 15 Europeancountries.“OCEAN2020 will make it possible to promote technological research in a sector of great interest and relevance for Europe and for the Mediterranean area in particular, such as maritime safety,” Alessandro Profumo, CEO of Leonardo, said.Leonardo, within the scope of the “Preparatory Action on Defense Research”, was selected as part of GOSSRA project, led by Rheinmetall, which is working to standardize soldier equipment that will improve the interoperability during joint operations conducted by forces of European countries.The company said it supports the commission’s proposal, aimed at providing the European Defence Fund with a budget of EUR 1.5 billion a year from 2021 onwards. Of this amount, up to EUR 1 billion a year will support the joint development of defense capabilities by the European Union’s Member States. An amount of EUR 500 million will be earmarked for research activities, essential for the growth and competitiveness of the European defense industry.The OCEAN2020 project will see the integration of unmanned platforms with the command and control center of the naval units, providing for the data exchange via satellite with command and control centers on the ground.As informed, the project will involve two live demonstrations of maritime surveillance and interdiction operations, conducted by European fleets using unmanned aircraft, surface vessels and underwater systems.The first demo, scheduled to take place in the Mediterranean Sea in 2019, will be coordinated by the Italian Navy and will see Leonardo’s Hero and Solo unmanned helicopters operate from Italian naval units alongside other European partners.The second demonstration, which will take place in 2020 in the Baltic Sea, will be coordinated by the Swedish Navy. The data collected by various systems during these two demos will be processed and sent to a prototype European command and control center in Brussels.Companies which have so far announced the participation in the project include UMS SKeldar, ECA Group, Safran (with its Patroller UAV), Qinetiq and Terma, among others.center_img Share this article Leonardo inks OCEAN2020 grant agreement Back to overview,Home naval-today Leonardo inks OCEAN2020 grant agreement last_img read more

Student’s attackers appear in court

first_imgTwo teenagers suspected of bludgeoning an Oxford University student appeared in court today.Kentaro Ikeda, a postgraduate at St Edmund’s Hall, was still in a critical condition this morning, after being bludgeoned over the head during the brutal robbery.The 26-year-old was later discovered by passers-by, lying unconscious in a pool of his own blood on a deserted cycle path.Craig Knowles, of Oxford Road, and Thomas Mack, of Nicholas Road, – both 18-year-olds from Marston – are alleged to have carried out the vicious assault, which left the Japanese student with a fractured skull and a risk of brain damage.Both men appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning to answer charges of robbery and grievous bodily harm with intent to endanger life.The pair were remanded in custody following the short hearing and are next due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on August 11th.Meanwhile, Kentaro’s mother was at her son’s bedside in John Radcliffe Hospital, having flown from their home on the Japanese island of Fukushima to be with him.He was found in the early hours of Thursday morning on a cycle track between Ferry Road and the University Parks.Police cordoned off the area for days whilst forensic investigators combed the scene and surrounding area for clues.A rucksack linked by detectives to the brutal assault was later discovered in nearby Rippington Drive, Marston.A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said that officers believe it was taken from Kentaro during the attack, in which his grey and black bicycle and cycle bag were also stolen.He also revealed that officers had discovered the weapon believed to have been used to batter Kentaro over the head.The spokesman refused however to reveal the nature of the weapon itself.The victim has lived in Oxford since November last year, when he began studying for his Masters degree at St Edmund College.last_img read more

EATERY 07030 Blue Eyes

first_imgPhotos by Terri Saulino BishIf you live just about anywhere in Hudson County, it’s crazy not to take advantage of the river that bears its name, and nothing beats dining on the water. ×  1 / 8    2 / 8    3 / 8    4 / 8    5 / 8    6 / 8    7 / 8    8 / 8  ❮ ❯ 1 / 8    2 / 8    3 / 8    4 / 8    5 / 8    6 / 8    7 / 8    8 / 8  ❮ ❯center_img Skyline ViewsBlue Eyes offers unobstructed views of the New York City skyline. It sits right on the walkway, hard by the soccer field and across from the Little League field.We visited on a beautiful sunny evening in late spring when kids were racing around and folks were jogging, walking, skating, biking, sunbathing, dog-walking—and one guy doing pushups on the steps. Whether you’re into skylines and riverscapes or people-watching, Blue Eyes doesn’t disappoint.Feeling BlueThe light, airy dining room—surprise!—features a lot of blue, blue linens and of course Ol’ Blues Eyes himself keeping an eye on things.The entrance is on the west side of the building, just off Sinatra Drive. The first thing you see upon entering is a small raw bar with shellfish and whole seafood nestled in a bed of ice, topped with lemon.We sat under the big windows on the enclosed terrace. Fresh bread and olive oil with garlic appeared immediately, and before we could say “My Way,” Tony, the manager, delivered three appetizers to our table:Timballo is an Italian baked dish, which usually includes pasta, cheese, and meat, fish, or fruit. Timballo Di Zucchine alla Parmigiana features parmesan, tomato sauce, andtenderly–cooked zucchini that had a real eggplant feel to it. Delicious start to a meal. What’ll it Be?This appeared with a Burrata Pugliese, which consists of creamy Apulian mozzarella with arugula and toasted bread. “Creamy” is the operative word. It had the consistency of sour cream, rich and wonderful with the mozz and crisply toasted baguette.Last was the Rugola salad, with baby arugula, pears, toasted walnuts, and truffle pecorino cheese—theperfect combo of sweet and savory.Next up entrees. First was an exquisitely cooked pan-seared organic salmon filet with mustard sauce, nice and crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. It was accompanied by cherry tomatoes and spinach. It was a healthy portion, half of which found its way into my doggie bag.This was followed by Linguine Alle Vongole Veraci, a pasta dish with Manila clams, roasted garlic, white wine sauce, and parsley. Terripronounced it superb. Slice of LifeWood-fired pizza is a signature item at Blue Eyes. Tony suggested Pizza Stracciatella, a large pie with mozzarella, arugula salad, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto, and stracciatella cheese. We hardly had room for it, but it made for a beautiful picture and a delicious meal for another guest or staff member.The restaurant has a wide selection of appetizers, salads and entrees, as well as a kids’ menu and a good beer and wine list, not to mention special drinks, such as the Blue Eyes made with mango nectar and Prosecco. End your meal with a robust espresso drink.Planning a party? There’s catering on and off premises with prix fix and buffet menus.By the time you read this, it will be warm enough to dine outside and enjoy the gelato stand. Look for me. I’ll probably be there—Kate Rounds525 Sinatra Dr.(201) 683-6861blueeyeshoboken.comlast_img read more

St. Petersburg Bar embraces diversity

first_imgSt. Petersburg Bar embraces diversity St. Petersburg Bar embraces diversity If you search the archives of your local bar association you might be surprised what you find. Or, in some cases, what you do not find.When Jeannine Williams, co-chair of the St. Petersburg Bar’s Diversity Committee, did some research, she found evidence of a time when membership was exclusively white.“Our Diversity Committee was created in 2000 to specifically address the number of African Americans,” Williams said.In a year-long project the committee has put together a museum exhibit, “A Legacy of Courage, Vision & Hope,” which will be launched in August in conjunction with the Florida Holocaust Museum. The exhibit will chronicle African Americans in the legal profession and examine how the profession has treated minorities throughout history.“I went through the archives and I found minute books that go back to the 1920s, and the membership criteria was for white attorneys,” said Eric Ludin, past president of the St. Petersburg Bar and creator of the diversity committee.“There was a time when minorities were turned away from local bar associations,” he saidLudin said one of the goals of the St. Petersburg Bar when he was president was to increase minority attorneys in Pinellas County and St. Petersburg in particular, as they were not proportionate to the population. Of the 1,000 members of the St. Petersburg Bar during Ludin’s term in 2000-01, only five were African American.The numbers have doubled both years since, but Ludin and Williams hope the exhibit will help to educate all Floridians.“We need to confront our past and document it, so that people can begin to understand it,” Ludin said. “We really are interested in making a difference in our future.”“It’s a large undertaking for our bar, and we’re very proud of the work that has been done so far,” said Nora Bergman, executive director of the St. Petersburg Bar.The exhibit, comprised of video interviews and free-standing full color panels, recognizes some of the minority pioneers of the profession.Some of these pioneers did not come as early as one might think. In fact, it wasn’t until 1972 that James Sanderlin became the first African American judge to be elected in Pinellas County.It wasn’t until 1994 that the first African American female judge was appointed in Pinellas County. And just a few weeks ago this year that Michael Andrews became the first African American Pasco County judge.With the vision of reaching out and welcoming a more diverse membership, “A Legacy of Courage, Vision & Hope” is designed to inspire other bar associations to explore their histories. Giving credit to the Florida Humanities Council, The Florida Holocaust Museum, and Stetson University School of Law students for their assistance with the project, Williams said the committee is excited about the exhibit, intended to be a traveling exhibit, and has committed to raising funds for a three year tour.Contributions can be made to the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation by visiting its Web site at or by calling Nora Bergman at (727) 823-7474.center_img July 1, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

Suffolk Police Enacting School Crisis Hotline

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are enacting an emergency hotline at schools designed to increase response times in a measure aimed at preparing for the possibility of a school shooting like the Newtown massacre.The School Active Violence Emergency hotline, or SAVE for short, will provide direct lines from school buildings that will automatically dial the police department’s 911 center supervisor, who can immediately dispatch officers. School officials who use the phone will be able skip the step of an initial interview with a 911 operator.“This system will allow officers to get details on an emergency which will ultimately better protect our school children and first responders,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Ed Webber said.Police plan to have the system in place in the coming weeks, according to Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. The move comes as Nassau and Suffolk county police have been running drills and holding seminars to prepare for an active-shooter situation in a Long Island school.The department also considered implementing panic alarms in schools but opted against it because the alert would be too vague for a proper response.The study was at the direction of the Suffolk County Legislature, which recently passed a measure calling for the department to look into the issue.“Time will be saved by providing a dedicated line for school emergencies,” said Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mount Sinai), who proposed the measure.last_img read more

Zadar started with the video campaign “Feel Zadar” – Five films, five messages about Zadar

first_imgWith five one-minute films about Zadar showing top gastronomy, culture, adventure, the famous Zadar sunset and Maraschino as an authentic Zadar product, the Zadar Tourist Board has launched a marketing video campaign “Feel Zadar” which aims to present the unique Zadar tourist offer and up to end of October to extend the main season.The use of the power of the film medium is not new in marketing campaigns, but what makes the Zadar story special in this case is the atmospheric and poetic nature of the work signed by the team gathered by the director. Andrea Buča. They are cameramen Milan Latkovic i Duje Kundić, editor Koraljka Maričić and producer Mirta Mirt. Each of the films reads the mood, sensation, ambience and special experience of Zadar, or something completely different from the usual tourist films. That is why “Feel Zadar” (#FeelZadar) was the right choice for the campaign title. “The creative sensibility of the director Andrea Buča perfectly matches the message and feeling of Zadar that we want to share with the audience. We did not want to make a trendy tourist film, but to create recognition and uniqueness as a year-round tourist trump card in the context of the potential that Zadar obviously has. We wanted Zadar to be felt”, Says the director of the Zadar Tourist Board Ante Rados for a project that started on Tuesday to conquer the Croatian, and then the European and tourist markets around the world.The film, which glorifies the impeccable purity of the sea even in the middle of the city, rich cultural heritage, church tradition and heritage, museum spaces, sports facilities and natural beauties that surround it, is intended for everyone – say in the Tourist Board – but above all something more. This, adds director Rados, sets higher goals and imperatives. “Zadar has the potential on the basis of which a destination policy can be built with a better level of offer. In terms of tourism, it would be a sin not to emphasize the quality of indigenous food from the soil and sea that surrounds Zadar, or unique recipes for authentic dishes and drinks of our region. We are convinced, and with such campaigns we are saying, that Zadar is an attractive year-round destination for guests from Croatia and those who come from all over the world.”, Points out the first man of Zadar tourism.Five films, five messages about ZadarEach of the five films carries a different mood and a different experience of the city, so the slogans that appear at the end of one-minute tourist films are also different. “Once you try it, you will fall in love”, “Home of the most beautiful sunset in the world”, “Flaming Sunset”. An experience you will never regret “,” Take your fun seriously “and” Go where the winners go “- are the messages with which the films effectively conclude the unique experiences of Zadar.Campaign first in Croatia, then in Great Britain, Germany and FranceThe first part of the campaign, which aims to present Zadar in feeling and experience and extend the main tourist season until late October, or further develop the potential of the year-round destination, is based on the little known fact that 11 percent of commercial overnight stays in Zadar are domestic guests. Therefore, in the initial phase of three weeks, this campaign will be primarily intended for Croats, with all the elements of the campaign: films, visuals, PR articles and a special website. “After analyzing the campaign with the accumulated experiences and conclusions, positive or negative, we turn to the three key external emitting markets from which the flights of low-cost airlines come to us, namely the United Kingdom, Germany and France.”, Says director Rados.”Feel Zadar” worked in addition to the film team and the entire team from the Zadar Tourist Board, and the success of this tourist presentation of Zadar would mean the continuation of the campaign with five to ten new tourist films. And very quickly. “Unlike some other types of promotion, online campaigns make it easy to track the measurability and success of the process. If she shows a good result, we plan to make new films in late autumn. They would be in the autumn and spring atmosphere, with which they would do a wider and more extensive promotion on foreign markets at the beginning of next year, with the aim of starting the main season as early as possible.”, Says the PR of the Zadar Tourist Board Ante Galić noting that in parallel with the “Feel Zadar” campaign, promotions are being prepared on the domestic and foreign markets for “Advent in Zadar” and “Tuna, Sushi & Wine Festival 2018”.Thus, this year’s Advent program will conceptually bring novelties related to the dates and expansion of the program within the historic core, and immediately after Advent and New Year’s Eve, preparations for the fourth edition of “Tuna, Sushi & Wine Festival 2018” will begin from 2 to 11 . February. “The festival has its own development path, so we are sure that this neighborhood will further contribute to the attractiveness of Zadar as a destination in the winter”, Rados concludes.Find out more about the campaign on the website Five films, five messages about ZadarGastronomyKulturaAdventureSunsetMaraschinolast_img read more