Illicioxylon, an element of Gondwanan polar forests? Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary woods of Antarctica

first_imgThe Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary sediments from the northern Peninsula region of Antarctica yield a rich assemblage of fossil wood with well preserved anatomy. Wood specimens of a previously recognized morphotype are described. The woods are characterized by diffuse porous wood, mainly solitary vessels with long scalariform perforation plates, scalariform and opposite vessel-ray pitting, generally uniseriate and biseriate heterogeneous rays, and tracheids with obvious uniseriate, circulate, bordered pits. These fossil specimens show greatest anatomical similarity to the organ genus Illicioxylon Gottwald and extant members of the Illiciaceae. The occurrence of illiciaceous-like wood in Gondwana suggests that the distribution of this family may have been more widespread in the geological past and that a relatively warm temperate climate prevailed over the northern Peninsula region of Antarctica during the Late Cretaceous and early Cenozoic.last_img read more

Sea ice as a source of sea salt aerosol to Greenland ice cores: a model-based study

first_imgGrowing evidence suggests that the sea ice surface is an important source of sea salt aerosol and this has significant implications for polar climate and atmospheric chemistry. It also offers the opportunity to use ice core sea salt records as proxies for past sea ice extent. To explore this possibility in the Arctic region, we use a chemical transport model to track the emission, transport and deposition of sea salt from both the open ocean and the sea ice, allowing us to assess the relative importance of each. Our results confirm the importance of sea ice sea salt (SISS) to the winter Arctic aerosol burden. For the first time, we explicitly simulate the sea salt concentrations of Greenland snow and find they match high resolution Greenland ice core records to within a factor of two. Our simulations suggest that SISS contributes to the winter maxima in sea salt characteristic of ice cores across Greenland. A north-south gradient in the contribution of SISS relative to open ocean sea salt (OOSS) exists across Greenland, with 50 % of sea salt being SISS at northern sites such as NEEM, while only 10 % of sea salt is SISS at southern locations such as ACT10C. Our model shows some skill at reproducing the inter-annual variability in sea salt concentrations for 1991–1999 AD, particularly at Summit where up to 62 % of the variability is explained. Future work will involve constraining what is driving this inter-annual variability and operating the model under different paleoclimatic conditions.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 8/26

first_imgAugust 26, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/26 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks gashed Maeser Prep 3-0 Wednesday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Hawks earned wins of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-20 to pull out the victory over the Lions in straight sets.Region 20HILDALE, Utah-The Panguitch Bobcats got past Water Canyon 3-0 in Region 20 volleyball action Wednesday. The Bobcats prevailed 25-23, 25-18 and 25-18 to earn the straight sets victory over the Wildcats.MILFORD, Utah-The Piute Thunderbirds surged past Milford 3-1 Wednesday in Region 20 volleyball action. The Thunderbirds prevailed 25-13, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-16 to down the Tigers.TROPIC, Utah-The Valley Buffaloes smacked Bryce Valley 3-0 in Region 20 volleyball action Wednesday. The Buffaloes prevailed 25-11, 25-18 and 25-12 to down the Mustangs in straight sets.ESCALANTE, Utah-The Wayne Badgers earned a straight set sweep over Escalante 3-0 Wednesday in Region 20 volleyball action.Baseball1A South RegionORDERVILLE, Utah-The Wayne Badgers scored five runs in the top of the 7th inning to put the game away in a 9-2 win over Valley in 1A South Region baseball action Wednesday. Brody Durfey earned the win on the mound, pitching six inning with just one run allowed and striking out nine batters.PANGUITCH, Utah-Panguitch scored 17 runs in the second inning and never looked back as they smacked Green River 23-2 in 1A South Region baseball action Wednesday.JUNCTION, Utah-Diamond Ranch snuck out a one-run victory over Piute, 8-7 Wednesday in 1A South Region baseball action.Boys GolfRegion 12MONTICELLO, Utah-The Richfield Wildcats won a tough Region 12 tournament at the Hideout in Monticello Wednesday with a team score of 347. The tournament also included Montezuma High School from Colorado, which finished second with a 350. Grand came in third with a 361, followed by Emery’s 368. Carbon rounded out the top five with a 377 followed by South Sevier’s 395 with San Juan rounding out the tournament with a 459.Individually Montezuma’s Thayer Plewe won the tournament with a 75. Keaton Anderson of Richfield placed second with a 77. Grand’s Rafe Saunders took third with a 78, followed by an 80 from Carbon’s Bode Salas. Wyatt Toney of Grand rounded out the top five with an 83.Region 18BEAVER, Utah-The Beaver boys golf team once again dominated a Region 18 tournament by winning Wednesday’s home tournament by 86 strokes. Playing at Beaver’s Canyon Breeze Golf Course the Beavers shot a 285, Kanab came in second with a 371, followed by Enterprise with a 397 and Millard rounded out the team scores with a 464.Individually Beaver secured all of the top five spots. Braden Roberts and Klayson Matheson each shot a 70 to tie for first place. Sky Moon finished third just one shot behind with a 71. Hoyt Blomquist came in fourth with a 74, and JT Richter rounded out the top five with a 76.Girls TennisNon-RegionMANTI, Utah-The Manti Templars dominated a non-region girls tennis match Wednesday with a 5-0 win over Gunnison Valley. Sadie Cox won in 1st singles 6-0, 6-0; Jolee Gillett won 2nd singles 6-0, 6-0; Emma Jorgensen won 3rd singles 6-0, 6-0; in 1st doubles Heidi Jorgensen and Libby Simons won 6-0, 6-0 and in 2nd doubles Emma Christensen and Talia Cluff won 6-1, 6-0. Tags: Roundup Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Three navies kick off exercise Mare Aperto 2018

first_img View post tag: US Navy Three navies kick off exercise Mare Aperto 2018 The second multilateral maritime exercise Mare Aperto in 2018 has begun in the Mediterranean Sea, with the participation of the Italian, French and the US navies. The exercise, designed to improve combined combat capability, increase operational capacity, and strengthen relationships among exercise participants, is being held from October 8 to 12.Submarines, surface ships, naval aircraft and helicopters will be involved in the exercise.As explained by the US Navy, the US forces will work alongside Italian and French maritime forces to develop interoperability and proficiency in various maritime warfare scenarios.The USS Mitscher (DDG 57), a P-8A Poseidon from Maritime Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, and an infantry platoon from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit are participating in the drill.“There is simply no substitute for warships operating together to build trust. USS Mitscher’s participation in Mare Aperto is going to grow our at sea relationships and hone the coordination needed to respond to a crisis together,” CDR Ian J. Scaliatine, USS Mitscher’s Commanding Officer, commented. View post tag: Italian Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Three navies kick off exercise Mare Aperto 2018 View post tag: Mare Aperto View post tag: French Navy October 9, 2018 Share this articlelast_img read more

BACZYK, GEORGE

first_img47, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on January 7, 2017. He was a computer technician for United Parcel Service in the Mahwah, NJ office for 18 years. George is predeceased by his parents Wladyslaw and Maria (nee: Kasprzyk) Baczyk. He is survived by his siblings Adele Buzinkai (William), Ted Baczyk (Roseanne), Joseph Baczyk (Ann Marie), Krystyna Hopf (Bill), Donna Bilak (Bill), and Richard Baczyk (Ethel); nieces and nephews Nicole, William, Jillian, Olivia, Zachary, Taylor, and Rebecca; a great-nephew Caden; cousins Olga Stupka, George Stupka, and Helen Duddy. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 38101, Memphis, TN 38101 (www.stjude.org). Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.last_img read more

WC Rowe boss takes the top accolade at BIA09

first_imgTuesday night’s Baking Industry Awards saw WC Rowe’s MD Alan Pearce walk away with the prestigious title of Baker of the Year, in the Vandermoortele-sponsored category.The 1930s-themed event at the Park Lane Hilton, London was a great success. Darren and Lilia from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing dazzled the guests when they took to the dance floor to perform three different sets throughout the evening.Celebrity host for the night Ronnie Corbett kept the audience of 800 entertained with his comedy routine, explaining that, as the son of a baker, he had been brought up in a bakery family, and even dabbles with a bit of home baking himself.Pearce said winning Baker of the Year was “amazing”, as there were least 30-40 people in the room that night that he aspired to emulate, and said he wanted to dedicate his award to his late business partner Bill Rowe. Pearce has helped steer Cornish craft bakery WC Rowe to the successful award-winning business it is today, starting as an apprentice, before becoming a director and eventual MD. “It’s a fantastic trade and it gives us a reason to get up in the morning,” said Pearce. “What everyone wants is a secure future, and if the staff believe in me, they can believe their future is in safe hands. I am just the spokesperson for some fantastic people, as without the staff we are nothing.”Among the other winners were Rich Products, which scooped the prize for Bakery Supplier of the Year, sponsored by Sainsbury’s. “It’s a great achievement for the whole business and for the factory floor staff,” said marketing manager, Gail Lindsay. “And I got to kiss Ronnie Corbett!”The Innovation Award, sponsored by Asda, was awarded to United Central Bakeries for its Genius Gluten-Free Loaf. Com-mercial director, Paddy Cronin said: “I’m elated. It’s been a real team effort to get us to where we are today and, in particular, to win a bakery award for a product with no wheat in it.”Burns the Bread was awarded The Customer Focus Award, sponsored by BakeMark. Partner Terri Petherbridge, explained: “It was a fabulous surprise as we knew the competition was stiff. It means everything to us and it’s a reflection of the success of the whole business.”The Bread Factory walked away with the gong for Craft Business of the Year, sponsored by Rank Hovis. Co-managing director Tom Molnar said: “We’ve done a lot of hard work in taking people who can bake, taking people who can run businesses, and professionalising the craft by building a great team.”John Ruddock, Coopland & Son (Scarborough), winner of the Trainee Baker of the Year, sponsored by Improve and the National Skills Academy, said: “The award recognises all the hard work and training Cooplands does they’ve invested a lot of time and money in me so I’m proud of myself.”Morrisons Hilmore Lane store in Grimsby was named the winner of the In-Store Bakery Award, sponsored by Scobie & McIntosh; and David McClymont, Lightbody Celebration Cakes triumphed as Celebration Cake Maker of the Year, in the renshawnapier sponsored category.l To order photos from the night visit http://roblawson.thirdlight.com/a.tlx?k=1dxzetbl See pages 15-29 for profiles of all the winners and finalists. Full report, see 25 September issue.last_img read more

TUDOR partners with IMSA’s SportsCar Championship

first_imgGround-breaking five-year partnership solidifies future TUDOR United SportsCar Championship READ: Race breakdowns: The Chase READ: Top 10 Chase moments The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today that TUDOR — an innovative and retro-chic brand — has been named entitlement partner for the next five years of what now will be known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The IMSA announcement this morning precedes TUDOR’s official U.S. launch this evening during New York Fashion Week.“The 2014 season will feature the rebirth and revitalization of sports car racing in North America, and therefore it’s the ideal time to introduce a premium watch brand like TUDOR to our U.S. fans and partners, as well as further solidify our relationship with the international motorsports community,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “This is a natural progression of the fantastic relationship we’ve cherished for decades with our partners at Rolex.“In TUDOR, we have an optimal match for the Championship, as its brand attributes align with ours, specifically its Grantour collection that was created for sports car aficionados.”The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship extends ties of the prestigious Swiss watchmaking market to premier U.S. sports car racing dating back to 1959, when NASCAR Founder and IMSA Co-Founder Bill France Sr. and Rolex formed their initial relationship. Rolex will continue to serve as Title Sponsor of the annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, and Official Timepiece at Sebring International Raceway and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.“For years TUDOR has been inspired by motorsports,” said TUDOR Brand Manager Russell Kelly. “This new partnership between TUDOR and IMSA allows us to elevate our commitment to sports car racing. This is the perfect alignment between partners dedicated to performance and precision.”In 1926, Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf registered “The Tudor” brand and established Montres Tudor SA in 1946. From 2009 to 2011, TUDOR had a partnership with Porsche Motorsports as Timing Partner, and two years later, it began its collaboration with Ducati as global Timing Partner. Its affiliation with the FIA World Endurance Championship — which includes a race in Austin, Texas, alongside the American Le Mans Series race later this month — commenced this year.“Not only do TUDOR’s brand attributes of performance, prestige and elegance align with the nature and character of endurance sports car racing, but clearly, we are the only form of motorsport in which the race length is determined by time, not distance,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton. “Based on our mutual strengths, a watch and timing partner is a superb match for our series. We’re pleased that TUDOR recognizes that our passionate fans are absolutely the right clientele for them.”The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will debut next January with the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. The complete 2014 schedule will be announced at a later date.MORE:center_img READ: Fantasy preview: The Chase READ: Driver previews: The Chaselast_img read more

Daniel Barcia ’15 awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

first_imgDaniel Barcia ’15, an undergraduate studying history at Harvard, has been honored with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He is the founder and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard College Human Rights Review, which serves as a forum for discussing human rights violations. He is pursuing an International Relations degree at University of Cambridge next year.The scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.last_img read more

Aid Group Seeks $2 Billion for Haitian Schools

first_imgBy Dialogo May 19, 2010 An international development group is working to raise $2 billion in aid to help rebuild and reform Haiti’s education system. The Inter-American Development Bank is leading a proposed five-year effort to train teachers, improve facilities and adopt a national curriculum. The IDB says that before the earthquake, only half of Haiti’s children of primary school age were enrolled in classes. Haitian President Rene Preval announced the plan Saturday along with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno.last_img read more

NextGen Know-How: How millennials are changing the workplace

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I was preparing breakfast for my three kids last weekend, and my three year-old son was whining and crying like someone had stolen his blankie. “What’s wrong, Luca?” I said (sort-of) calmly. “I wanted the blue cup!!” he yelled. I could feel my impatience start to creep in as I poured his milk from the green cup into the blue cup. As I set it down on the table he yelled, “Not there! I want it on the other side of the plate!!”  A full-on tantrum ensued.“This is so irrational!” I said to Luca. “Who cares what color cup it is in. C’mon, Buddy, just eat your breakfast!”If you’ve ever tried to rationalize with a toddler, you know it’s a lost cause. They aren’t wired to think like an adult, and yet as parents, we often implore our children to react to situations like they have the frame of mind of a 30 year-old. The issue is; they aren’t adults. They don’t think like we do!So how is this story relevant? We sometimes approach the younger generation of employees the same way. We get frustrated, angry, and impatient as we try to school them in how things really work in the world. We think they are entitled and overconfident, and we want to put them in their place. continue reading »last_img read more