The age of the base of the Gustav Group in the James Ross Basin, Antarctica

first_imgThe Lagrelius Point Formation from its type area in north-west James Ross Island, Antarctica has yielded dinoflagellate cysts indicative of an earliest Aptian age. Reworked palynomorphs presumed to be from the Nordenskjöld Formation (Kimmeridgian-Berriasian) were also encountered. The Lagrelius Point Formation also contains Early Cretaceous spore-pollen floras of Austral aspect. The indigenous stratigraphically significant dinoflagellate cysts includeHerendeenia postprojecta,Muserongiaspp.,Odontochitinaspp. andOvoidinium cinctum. This assemblage indicates that the Lagrelius Point Formation, the oldest formation of the Gustav Group, is Aptian rather than Barremian in age. This in turn means that the base of the extensive Cretaceous marine succession in the James Ross Basin can be dated accurately for the first time. The Lagrelius Point Formation is correlated with the AustralianOdontochitina operculatadinoflagellate cyst Oppel Zone and theCyclosporites hughesiispore-pollen Interval Zone. The extensive record of Aptian marine sedimentation within the James Ross Basin can be correlated directly with that of other key localities in the Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia arc regions. There is still the possibility of a major stratigraphical hiatus in the preceding Hauterivian-Barremian stages.last_img read more


Scoreboard roundup — 5/14/19

first_imgMay 15, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 5/14/19 Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUETampa Bay 4 Miami 0Colorado 5 Boston 4, 11 InningsToronto 7 San Francisco 3AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 9 Chi White Sox 0Houston 11 Detroit 4Minnesota 4 LA Angels 3Kansas City 11 Texas 5Seattle 4 Oakland 3Baltimore at NY Yankees 6:35 p.m., postponedNATIONAL LEAGUEChi Cubs 3 Cincinnati 1NY Mets 6 Washington 2Milwaukee 6 Philadelphia 1St. Louis 14 Atlanta 3Pittsburgh 6 Arizona 2LA Dodgers 6 San Diego 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GAME 1Golden State 116 Portland 94NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSBoston 2 Carolina 1 (BOS leads 3-1)WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONIndiana 69 Chicago 58Atlanta 92 NY Liberty 87Dallas 71 Connecticut 67Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Atlas, Magellan team up for SeaSpider anti-torpedo torpedo

first_img June 3, 2016 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Atlas Elektronik, Magellan Aerospace sign MOU for anti-torpedo torpedo development Atlas Elektronik, Magellan Aerospace sign MOU for anti-torpedo torpedo development View post tag: SeaSpider Authorities Atlas Elektronik and Magellan Aerospace have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development of rocket motor and warhead sections of the SeaSpider Anti-Torpedo Torpedo (ATT).Once completed, the SeaSpider will provide ATT capability for hard-kill defence against all torpedoes in use. The fully assembled SeaSpider system will employ Canadian rocket and propellant technology.Unlike the decoy system the Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt recently tested, the SeaSpider detects and destroys the attacking torpedoes. Atlas Elektronik claims this solution is independent of the torpedo type and therefore superior to conventional approaches which use decoys and similar effectors.Currently at technology readiness level 6, the co-development phase will work to transition the system to production maturity through the explosive section of the SeaSpider.Atlas Elektronik and Magellan Aerospace will also seek concurrent qualification and certification for NATO and Allied force deployment.During the co-development phase, Atlas Elektronik Canada, located in Victoria, BC, will work with Magellan Aerospace out of their facilities in Winnipeg and Rockwood, MB. Atlas Elektronik Naval Weapons Division in Wedel, Germany will provide ongoing support, the company said.Rick Gerbrecht, President and CEO of Atlas Elektronik Canada commented: “We are pleased to be working with Magellan Aerospace, a proven supplier of rocket propellant systems to NASA where quality and dependability to operate in harsh conditions is a mandatory.”last_img read more


Receptionist for Athletic Ticketing and Sales

first_imgSummary Posting Details Other duties may be assigned.1. Serves as receptionist for the Athletic Ticketing and Sales,External Relations, Commencement, Lancer Athletic Association, andMedia Production departments by greeting visitors to the office andproviding information and materials in a professional manner.2. Presents a positive and supportive image of California BaptistUniversity.3. Provides quality customer service to internal and externalconstituencies.4. Answers and screens telephone calls for all departments asneeded.5. Processes and distributes incoming mail to offices statedabove.6. Provides secretarial and general administrative support for alloffices as needed by thoroughly and accurately preparing thefollowing: correspondence (email, faxes, memoranda, etc.), reports,accounting requisitions, Excel spreadsheets, other basic clericalduties.7. Schedules appointments for Director of Ticketing and Sales andAssociate AD for External Relations and maintains accuratedepartmental records, files, and appropriate databases.8. Keeps record of budget and expenses for Director of Ticketingand Sales and Associate AD for External Relations.9. Prepares daily accounting reports for Ticketing and Sales,detailing previous day’s transactions and sending that informationto CBU Accounting.10. Composes and types routine correspondence to customers, fans,and sponsors.11. Conducts information and sales calls to local businesses,non-profits, schools and fans as part of season ticket andindividual game campaigns.12. Helps edit flyers and vouchers used to promote ticketing salesopportunities.13. Conducts research online to help create prospective customerlists and donor database.14. Sends coaches weekly camp reports, detailing camp revenue andregistration totals.15. Assists CBU prospective graduates with commencement ticketingand other requests.16. Act as the main “dispatcher” for Commencement ceremonies –directing program personalities and volunteers to their correctstations and giving accurate information.17. Orders and maintains office supplies, and arranges forequipment maintenance. Classification Title * Are you a Christian?YesNo Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCover LetterResumeOther DocumentOther Document 2Other Document 3Other Document 4 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Skill in the use of personal computers and related softwareapplications. A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; generaloffice methods, procedures and practices. Ability to handle an abundant number of phone calls relating toticketing, commencement and development. Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects. Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties ofthe position. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability towork effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and studentbody. Strong organizational skills and detailed oriented. Excellent telephone courtesy knowledge and experience. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns in a politemanner. Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems andprocedures. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, andPublisher Experience with Photoshop or similar applications. Posting NumberS793P Supervisory Responsibilities * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Open Until FilledYes Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/5397center_img Remove from Web If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Open Date01/09/2020 This position is to act as the main receptionist for AthleticTicketing and Sales, External Relations, Commencement, MediaProduction and Lancer Athletic Association offices by performingthe following duties; also provides secretarial/administrativesupport for Ticketing and External Relations. Education and/or Experience Special Instructions to Applicants Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Nondiscrimination Statement This position could be responsible for assigning work and/or givingdirection to part-time Student Workers, in order to complete officework assignments. Job TitleReceptionist for Athletic Ticketing and Sales High school diploma or general education degree ( GED ); or one tothree months’ related experience and/or training; or equivalentcombination of education and experience.last_img read more


IT’S TIME FOR THE MASSES TO DISCUSS “GOOD PUBLIC POLICY”

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Are you aware when the people fear the Government we have Tyranny! When the Government fear the people we have Liberty! Could this be a good reason for a “Call To Assemble”?It’s obvious it time that the “Masses Assemble” to demand that our elected officials begin to practice “Good Public Policy”.?Would like to see it a “Good Ole Fashion” political gathering at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum that encourges our elected officials to begin practice ‘Good Public Policy”?Commander Mark Acker of the Veteran’s Council of Vanderburgh County announced today that the Council will host a “Call to Assemble” on September 23, 2015 beginning at 5:00 PM, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.The “Call to Assemble” will be a non-partisan gathering of area political candidates and the general public to encourage “Good Public Policy” decisions by our elected officials. The “CALL TO ASSEMBLE” will be a peaceful, positive and hopeful event that is planned to encourage honest, open governance, with transparency and will bring better accountability to our beloved City.State Representative and Mayoral Candidate Gail Reicken (D), Steven Wozniak an Independent and current Mayor Lloyd Winnecke (R) are being invited to participate in a Lincoln-Douglas style question/answer session, featuring randomly selected written questions from the audience, that are drawn from a barrel. Current officeholders and political candidates with their supporters, Tea Party Representatives, CORE Group, a contingency from the Libertarian Party, 2nd Amendment Patriots, Independents, Republicans and Democrats and the General public are invited to join in.Food and drink will be available. The doors will open at 5:00 pm. Dress is casual, however MilitaryVeterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms. VIP tables are available to groups and organization for a minimal fee. General admission is free. All proceeds will go to the Veteran’s Council of Vanderburgh County to help defray the costs of the maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.For additional information to purchase a VIP table, to become a sponsor of this event or to pledge a donation to the Veteran’s Council of Vanderburgh County please contact the Event Coordinator Denise Shane-Cheaney at 812.909.1900 or by emailing [email protected] take time and vote in today’s “Readers Poll”. Don’t miss reading today’s IS IT TRUE articles because they are always an interesting read. Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Pork Farms changes distribution

first_imgSavoury pastry company Pork Farms has decided to discontinue its relationship with Kerry Foods Direct To Store (KFDTS), in a move to build its business through the wholesale and independent network. In support of the brand, Pork Farms is also planning a £2m marketing push this year.KFDTS delivers chilled food from its two national distribution centres in Manchester and Swindon, but the Nottingham-shire firm said its decision not to use the service “will allow retai-lers access to keener pricing and better margins” on its full range. This includes pork pies, sausage rolls, Scotch eggs and slices, which will now be available in Londis, Spar, Palmer & Harvey, Nisa and Andy Snax.Nigel White, general manager at Pork Farms, said: “The independent and wholesale channels are incredibly important to Pork Farms so it’s key that retailers can access our products easily and at great prices. This move also allows us to increase awareness of the brand to consumers alongside some high-profile marketing support this summer.”last_img read more


Pieminister launches Big Pie Night

first_imgBristol-based pie maker Pieminister is to launch ‘Big Pie Night’ – a pie menu solution which it claims can help pubs and bars achieve a gross profit of over 60%.The launch will coincide with British Pie Week (1-7 March 2010), and the firm will be giving away free pies, gravy, mash and peas to participating pubs to kick-start the new concept.Pieminister will also be working with participating pubs to promote Big Pie Night with marketing tools including point-of-sale and online promotion.The firm claims some of the benefits of running Big Pie Night as a regular feature include lower staff costs, total consistency and portion control, the need for minimal kitchen equipment, and minimal preparation time. To find out more contact Rachael Armstrong on 07738 087299 or email [email protected] * During British Pie Week, Pieminister will offer all participating pubs 24 pies (six different varieties), as well as 4kg mash, 2kg minty m’peas and 1 litre of gravy for free.last_img read more


Ditty takes home Baker of the Year gong

first_imgRobert Ditty took the title of Baker of the Year, sponsored by Vandemoortele at the 2011 Baking Industry Awards last night.This year’s Brazilian carnival-themed event, which took place at Park Lane Hilton, was hosted by well-known TV presenter Richard Madeley.Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner, with entertainment from cabaret act Brazilian Fantasy, before letting their hair down on the dance floor, where band The Real Thing played a selection of their hits, or else at the casino tables.For more on the event and a full list of the winners and finalists, with photos from the night, see the next issue of British Baker, out tomorrow (9 September).See below for a full list of the winners:LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDWinner: Christopher Freeman, Dunn’s BakeryBAKER OF THE YEARWinner: Robert Ditty, Ditty’s Home BakeryBAKERY SUPPLIER OF THE YEARWinner: Unifine Food & Bake IngredientsCELEBRATION CAKE MAKER OF THE YEARWinner: Terry Tang, Terry Tang Designer CakesTHE CRAFT BUSINESS AWARDWinner: Barbakan DelicatessenCONFECTIONER OF THE YEARWinner: Ruth Hinks, Cocoa BlackTHE CUSTOMER FOCUS AWARDWinner: Monty’s BakehouseTHE INNOVATION AWARDWinner: Bachmanns Chocolate Christmas PuddingIN-STORE BAKERY OF THE YEARWinner: Morrisons, Wincheap, CanterburyTHE RISING STAR AWARDWinner: Mellissa Morgan, Ms. CupcakeSPECIALITY BREAD PRODUCT OF THE YEARWinner: Rosemary & Raisin Loaf, Bachmannslast_img read more


National 4-H Hall of Fame

first_img“Dr. Bo was larger than life to me while I was a Junior and Senior 4-H’er. Maybe it was the height of the Rock Eagle stage, but he seemed 10 feet tall,” said Fullerton, now a 4-H agent in Newton County. “Even kids who never joined 4-H remark on what an inspiration he is when they meet him, especially when he sings for them. I guess you could say he’s still 10 feet tall to me.” Now retired, Ryles continues to support Georgia 4-H as a 4-H volunteer, coach of the Oconee County 4-H Poultry Judging Team and co-director of the Georgia 4-H performing arts group Clovers and Company, a group he co-founded in 1980 with then Associate State 4-H Leader Bill Edwards. An avid runner, he established the Clover Glove Race Series to raise private funds for the Georgia 4-H Foundation, where he is a member of the board of trustees.“While Bo’s achievements are many and his successes can be highlighted in facts, figures and numbers, what cannot be quantified are the personal and individual triumphs that so many youth attribute to Dr. Bo’s leadership,” said Georgia State 4-H Leader Arch Smith who nominated Ryles for the hall of fame honor. “Bo has dedicated his life to assisting 4-H members realize their goals and cultivating individual talents. The fact that he challenged others to pass the 4-H legacy to children is still developing leaders today.”For more information about the National 4-H Hall of Fame, visit www.nae4ha.com/hof. For information on the Georgia 4-H program, call 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or visit www.georgia4h.org. Retired Georgia 4-H Leader Roger “Bo” Ryles was one of 16 individuals named to the National 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony held Oct. 11 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. Ryles was selected for the National 4-H Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to 4-H, the nation’s premier youth development organization, which serves more than 6.5 million youth across the U.S. The honorees received a National 4-H Hall of Fame medallion, plaque and a memory book. With his induction into the hall of farme, Ryles joins past honorees from Georgia 4-H, including Tom Rodgers, Bill Sutton and Tommy Walton.Influenced thousands of Georgia students“During his tenure, Dr. Bo took a truly outstanding 4-H program to the next level, and Georgia 4-H became one of the most admired youth development programs in the nation, if not the world,” said Beverly Sparks, associate dean of University of Georgia Extension. “Thousands of our youth have benefitted from his leadership and passion for youth development.” UGA Extension administers the 4-H program in Georgia.Ryles led the Georgia 4-H program from 1994 to 2009, but his connection with 4-H began when he was a 10-year-old boy attending 4-H meetings in Dodge County, Ga. He stayed active in 4-H and became a 4-H district officer and a 4-H camp counselor. He was a state 4-H winner and earned Master 4-H status in recreation talent, crop production (national winner) and leadership scholarship. While working toward an undergraduate degree in agricultural economics at the University of Georgia, Ryles served as a 4-H program assistant in the Clarke County Extension office. After graduation, he became the 4-H agent in McDuffie County and later the Clarke County 4-H agent. He earned his master’s degree in Extension education in 1987 and later that year joined the Georgia 4-H state staff as an animal science specialist. In 1988 he was named the central district 4-H agent. He received a doctorate in adult education from UGA in 1994 and was appointed Georgia’s seventh state 4-H leader the same year. Credits 4-H for his success“No matter how long I live, I can never give back all 4-H has given to me, but I surely can keep working at it,” Ryles said. “4-H gave me a forum to gain confidence, gain knowledge, learn to communicate, and a safe place to fall down and get back up. This recognition is huge in my mind and even bigger in my heart.” While leading the Georgia 4-H program, Ryles established the Georgia 4-H Green Jacket Award to recognize an outstanding public servant for significant support of 4-H. He also helped develop the volunteer-led Legacy Ball, a black-tie fundraising event that also recognizes the Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. During his 15 years leading the program, Georgia 4-H centers received more than $20 million in public and private funds for improvements. He was instrumental in acquiring what is now Fortson 4-H Center to replace the aging Fulton 4-H Center. He also co-founded and led the biennial Georgia Youth Summit, a program designed to increase youth awareness of state and local issues.Internationally, Ryles led a team of youth and adults to Tunisia to initiate a 4-H type program in partnership with university systems in northern Africa. He also implemented a partnership in Puerto Rico, so students there can participate in an intensive program studying the environment and practicing citizenship. Numerous other honors, tooIn addition to the National 4-H Hall of Fame recognition, Ryles has received numerous 4-H honors, including the NAE4-HA Achievement in Service Award, NAE4-HA Distinguished Service Award, GAE4-HA Outstanding New Agent Award and the GAE4-HA 4-H Volunteer Program of the Year. He was inducted as an honorary member of the UGA AGHON Society and received the 4-H/Air Force Aim High Award.Through his leadership, he influenced many Georgia children like Terri Kimble Fullerton who first met Ryles when she was a 4-H’er in Newton County. last_img read more


Mountain Mama: Are We Obligated to Help Beginners?

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,Some of my friends and work colleagues have asked me to take them kayaking. While I want to encourage them to learn, my river time is sacred. Do we have an obligation to help beginners in the sport? Or should I just tell them to take a lesson?Yours,Don’t Want to Bother——————————————————————Dear Don’t Want To Bother,Of course you want to paddle rivers that challenge you. Your time on the water is limited and if you aren’t a professional kayak instructor, you’re out there to have fun. But unless your friends have really deep pockets, they probably rely on other recreational boaters like yourself to help them progress as a boater. Suggest they pay for the first few beginner lessons, and then offer to safety boat and provide pointers a few times.After my first summer paddling, I signed up for a trip to Panama. We were on a continuous Class III stretch that was the hardest water I had paddled at the time. The river gorge was bordered by steep cliffs. The skies opened up and an onslaught of rain poured just after we put-on the river. The river rose fast. The water was muddy brown and full of debris. Rocks fell from the unstable banks. The trip leaders gathered us in an eddy and gave us a pep talk. They urged us to paddle as fast as we could so that we could get off the river before the flooding became too intense. I was scared and started to feel wobbly, even there in the eddy. I grabbed the closest person around and hugged him. He was a safety boater who had tagged along from the States, a big burly former professional rugby player and motorcycle racer. He wasn’t exactly the teddy bear type, and seemed a bit put off by my sudden hug.But then a funny thing happened, he took me under his wing the rest of the trip. When we learned that we lived less than a half hour away back in the U.S., he offered to paddle with me regularly. About three years later we were eating burgers after paddling and I asked him why he had been so kind to me and had helped me to progress as a kayaker all those years. He replied that the surest way to becoming immortal is by teaching others. In turn, his students would help newbie paddlers, passing his spirit and love for the sport to future generations.Don’t Want to Bother, we should always spend time to help our friends and colleagues. Even if you don’t buy the fountain of youth theory, you’re own skills will get better from modeling strokes and explaining moving water. Besides, you’ll come out of the season with another paddling partner or two.Best,Mountain MamaGOT A QUESTION FOR MOUNTAIN MAMA? SEND IT HERElast_img read more