Further evidence of fracture-zone induced tectonic segmentation of the Antarctic Peninsula from detailed aeromagnetic anomalies

first_imgAeromagnetic anomaly data collected between 67°S and 70°S crossing the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent offshore areas show a prominent NW-SE trend in the magnetic fabric. Apparent lateral offsets, previously recognized in the Pacific Margin Anomaly, have been mapped in detail and are shown to be much smaller than previously suggested. A 35 km wide zone of subdued magnetic anomalies at the Western edge of the Pacific Margin Anomaly, bounded by these apparent offsets, is interpreted as a downfaulted block of the mafic-intermediate batholith thought to be responsible for the Pacific Margin Anomaly. The trends of both fracture zones and magnetic lineaments strongly support the link between faulting in the Antarctic Peninsula magmatic arc and offshore tectonics.last_img read more

St Pierre Groupe joins the Federation of Bakers

first_imgSt Pierre Groupe’s founder and MD Jeremy Gilboy has said it is “absolutely the right time” to join the Federation of Bakers (FOB) as the company forecasts turnover of £87m this year.The business had grown its international sales by 150% and had “very ambitious plans for 2020”, added Gilboy.The global bakery firm, which rebranded from Carrs Foods in March, has become an associate member of the FOB, joining the likes of AAH (UK), British Bakels, ADM Milling, and AIB International UK.St Pierre’s portfolio includes Baker Street, which it said had achieved 80% value growth year on year in loaves alone, and Paul Hollywood, which has unveiled NPD including Paul Hollywood Italian Volcanic Stonebaked Flatbreads, aimed at younger consumers.“We are delighted to welcome St Pierre Groupe as an associate member of our organisation and hope to support them as they continue to expand their business,” said Gordon Polson, chief executive of the FOB, which represents the interests of the UK’s largest baking companies that manufacture sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products.In March, St Pierre Groupe announced it had appointed former Tyrrells chief executive David Milner as non-executive chairman and, in August, appointed Chris McLaughlin as UK commercial director.Its turnover was £69m in 2018, and is forecast to double in the next three years to £150m by 2020. Its products are stocked in 20,000 stores internationally, with 60% of its distribution in the US.last_img read more

Butterflies heading north

first_imgPETERSHAM, Mass. — The authors of a Harvard study published today in Nature Climate Change gathered their data from an unlikely source — the trip accounts of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club. During the past 19 years, the amateur naturalist group has logged species counts on nearly 20,000 expeditions throughout Massachusetts. Their records fill a crucial gap in the scientific record.Once analyzed, the data show a clear trend. “Over the past 19 years, a warming climate has been reshaping Massachusetts butterfly communities,” notes Greg Breed, lead author on the study and a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Forest in Petersham.Subtropical and warm-climate species such as the giant swallowtail and zabulon skipper — many of which were rare or absent in Massachusetts as recently as the late 1980s — show the sharpest increases. At the same time, more than three-quarters of northerly species (species with a range centered north of Boston) are now declining in Massachusetts, many of them rapidly. Most impacted are the species that overwinter as eggs or small larvae, indicating that these overwintering stages may be much more sensitive to drought or lack of snow cover.The study creates new questions for managing threatened species. “For most butterfly species, climate change seems to be a stronger change-agent than habitat loss,” says Breed. “Protecting habitat remains a key management strategy, and that may help some butterfly species. However, for many others, habitat protection will not mitigate the impacts of warming.”Breed points to the frosted elfin, a species that receives formal habitat protection from the state. This southerly distributed butterfly is now one of the most rapidly increasing species in Massachusetts, with an estimated 1,000 percent increase since 1992. Some of this increase may be due to habitat protections, Breed allows. But over the same period, atlantis and aphrodite fritillaries, historically common summer butterflies in Massachusetts, have declined by nearly 90 percent — yet these northerly species remain unprotected.The kind of information collected by the Massachusetts Butterfly Club is becoming increasingly valuable to scientists and land managers alike. Elizabeth Crone, senior ecologist at the Harvard Forest and another co-author on the study, notes, “Careful datasets from amateur naturalists play a valuable role in our understanding of species dynamics. Scientists constantly ask questions, but sometimes the data just isn’t there to provide the answers, and we can’t go back in time to collect it. This study would not have been possible without the dedication and knowledge of the data collectors on those 19,000 club trips.”last_img read more

Headlines: January 2013

first_imgBlade Runner; Knoxville, Tenn.Only 11 days after receiving a new prosthetic leg, Michael Spence completed the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K in Knoxville. Spence was an avid runner before he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2006, but insurance wouldn’t cover the expensive, shock-absorbing, blade-style prosthetic he needed to revive his stride. Fortunately help came from the nonprofit Amputee Blade Runners, who provided Spence with the special running prosthetic. In return the organization has asked him to complete three races that are 5K or longer. One down.Follow a Famous Family Feud; Pikeville, Ky. The Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail—a new pathway created to navigate Appalachian history—has opened in honor of the region’s most famous family feud. The post-Civil War turmoil between the West Virginia Hatfields and Kentucky McCoys, who lived on opposite sides of the state-dividing Tug Fork River, can now be traced through 15 caches in locations in both states. The trail’s opening event last fall attracted over 500 people from 18 states.Hurricane Humor; Washington, D.C. While a local news station was documenting the relentless rains of Hurricane Sandy, Jimmy Kruyne decided he’d have a little fun with the cameras. Instead of skipping his daily jog, Kruyne hit the streets of Northwest D.C. shirtless and sporting a full horsehead mask. Within hours he became a viral Internet sensation.Deer: Watch out in West Virginia; Charleston, W.Va. According to State Farm, deer have more to fear in West Virginia than in any other state in the U.S. West By-God Virginia topped the insurance company’s annual state rankings of where a vehicle is most likely to hit a deer. Odds of collision in the Mountain State were listed at one in 40, while in Hawaii, where drivers are least likely to bump a deer, the odds are 1 in 6,801.Wolf Hunters Wanted; Belhaven, N.C. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a plea for information about the illegal shooting of a red wolf in Beaufort County. Anyone with information about the killing of the endangered wolf in October could collect $2,500. It was the second red wolf killed in North Carolina this past fall. Once nearly extinct, the USFWS has overseen a steadily successful red wolf reintroduction in southeastern North Carolina over the last three decades. There are now 82 known red wolves occupying a designated Red Wolf Recovery Area. Killing a red wolf is punishable by up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.Beyond the Blue RidgeParents Say No to Yoga; Encinitas, Calif. Some parents in San Diego County aren’t keen on their kids learning yoga. Concerned that their little ones are being indoctrinated with Hinduism, the parents are threatening legal action against the Encinitas Union School District, where some schools have been offering Ashtanga yoga classes to students thanks to a grant from a nonprofit that promotes the practice. Proponents say the stretching and breathing exercises offer students a needed break during the school day, while opponents claim the yoga style’s roots in Eastern religion make it unconstitutional.Heads Up, Shark Falling; San Juan Capistrano, Calif. A course marshal at the San Juan Hills Golf Club was quite surprised when he saw something flopping around on the 12th tee. It turns out it was a two-pound leopard shark that had apparently been plucked from the ocean by a bird and eventually dropped on the course. With help from other employees, the marshal got the shark into some salt water and drove it back to the ocean, where it safely swam away.Lolo Goes Sledding; Lake Placid, N.Y.Lolo Jones might have another chance at a gold medal sooner than expected. The high-profile Olympic hurdler, who placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in London, was named to the U.S. Bobsled Team in October. Team coach Todd Hays asked Jones and other runners to try out because their explosive speed is a skill that often lends itself to successful sledding. Now Jones has a shot to represent the team in Sochi in 2014. •—Jedd Ferrislast_img read more

10 quick tips to maximize results from digital marketing for credit unions!

first_img1) Update Your Website:If it has been more than 5 or 6 years since your website has gone through a major update, this should be your first priory. Credit Unions will invest on average over a million dollars to build a new branch and consider it an asset. Yet, any money spent on their website is considered an expense. With branch traffic declining and mobile traffic on a rise Credit Unions should change this kind of thinking and consider their website a digital asset. And every asset needs maintenance!The key for your website is that it must be mobile responsive and provide a good experience for the user, regardless of device. We also recommend reducing the number of Calls-to-Action on the website so that visitors aren’t overwhelmed with options and can focus on a more narrow set of possible choices when visiting your site for the first time.2) Start a Blog:Blogs are essential to getting organic traffic to your website. Not only that but they can be a useful resource for your members. It is important to write about things that interest your members or potential new members. The purpose of your blog should be to inform or entertain, not just sell. The only time you should add any selling points is when it fits naturally within the buyers journey. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Hillcrest Fire Chief steps down following Facebook post controversy

first_imgIn a Facebook post, Larson announced he formally resigned Thursday. Larson says he’s been a volunteer firefighter for over 20 years. The Hillcrest Fire Company Board of Directors has completed its investigation into Larson sharing a Facebook post that read, “Is it wrong to follow rioters home and burn their property? Asking for a friend.” Larson’s resignation statement can be found here.center_img (WBNG) — Former Hillcrest Fire Chief Rick Larson has resigned from his position. The post followed the nationwide protests and riots in response to the death of George Floyd.last_img read more

Don’t take out retailers’ woes on the property industry

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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger set to take up technical director role with FIFA

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsene Wenger is set for a new job (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to take up a new role in football with FIFA offering him a job.The 69-year-old has been offered a technical director role with FIFA, and the Mirror reports that he has informed friends that he is ready to accept it.The Frenchman left Arsenal in the summer of 2018 after 22 years at the club and has insisted that he has no plans to retire just yet, despite approaching his 70th birthday.Wenger has revealed that he has been offered, and rejected, some ‘nice offers’ from clubs since leaving north London and now looks set to turn his back on club management entirely to work with FIFA.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, it may only be a short-term job for the veteran boss, after he made it clear he would like to have a crack at managing an international team at the 2022 World Cup.When asked about the possibility of managing in Qatar in 2022, Wenger told BeIN Sports: ‘I could see myself working for a team. I will have enough time, distance with my last job, and I would not be against that.‘It will be interesting because you have some countries that have shown quality, especially Qatar who has just won the Asian Cup.‘It will be interesting to see how they develop, but overall I must say I always wanted to go to the World Cup because I felt it is the job of a manager to be where the best football players in the world play football.‘Hopefully, you will see me, touch wood in Qatar in three years’ time. You will see me in a dugout again, when, I don’t know exactly.’MORE: Why Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe has pulled out of Ivory Coast squadMORE: Arsenal star Dani Ceballos produces stunning pre-assist for Spain vs Romania Metro Sport ReporterFriday 6 Sep 2019 2:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link70Sharescenter_img Advertisement Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger set to take up technical director role with FIFAlast_img read more

True love for rugby

first_imgThe Fiji Times 6 October 2014AS best mates Travis McIntosh, 23, and Matt McCormick, 24, were married before a celebrant dressed as Darth Vader, jokes flew at their predicament and even a streaker joined in the occasion.The straight men’s wedding ceremony, inside the home of rugby Eden Park, Auckland, included quips about “reach arounds” and “coming together in marriage but not in other ways”, reported GayNZ.The bromance wedding, a competition to win a trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in London, was run by radio station, The Edge.McIntosh, an engineering student from Otago University, and McCormick, a teacher at Musselburgh School in Dunedin, are devoted All Blacks fans.Family First, a lobby group opposed to same-sex marriage, said the outrage expressed by gay rights groups was ironic.Director Bob McCoskrie said the change in law was “an arrogant act of cultural vandalism”.“This competition makes a mockery of marriage, but so did the redefining of marriage.”http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=282294last_img read more

Purdue Football

first_imgWhen will the Purdue Boilermakers ever get their football program straightened out?  This year like every year since Joe Tiller retired they get worse as the season goes on instead of getting better.  They continue to make the same mistakes and the recruiting is horrible.IU and Minnesota turned their programs around and Minnesota almost made the Big Ten playoff game this year.  If it were not for key injuries IU would have been a good bowl prospect as well.  Nebraska fired their coach for only winning nine games a year.  Purdue has barely won that many games in four years.When it comes to hiring prospective coaches the administration seems to think that only obscure coaches can fit the Purdue family of coaches.  How about trying someone from a power football school and see if that will work.  It sure couldn’t be any worse than their last two hires.last_img read more