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first_imgThe Mesozoic Fossil Bluff Group of Alexander Island contains trench-slope and forearc basin deposits that formed during the eastward subduction of oceanic crust beneath the Antarctic Peninsula region. The oldest rocks of the group were deposited in the Early to Middle Jurassic on the upper trench slope, with the forearc basin (sensu stricto) forming in Late Jurassic times. Deposition continued until at least Early Cretaceous (Albian) times. The Fossil Bluff Group was affected by three phases of deformation, as follows:1.D1 — Movement on a major fault (the LeMay Range Fault) in the accretionary complex during the Middle Jurassic. Structural evidence suggests that the fault had a strike-slip component, and that the dip-slip component varied along strike from normal to reverse.2.D2 — Basin inversion in the late Early Cretaceous, whilst deposition was still occurring. Fold patterns and fault movement directions indicate that inversion occurred in a dextral transpressional setting.3.D3 — Late Cretaceous or Tertiary post-inversion extension. This caused the opening of a linear graben, George VI Sound, in a dextral transtensional setting. Phases (1) and (3) can be most easily explained by an oblique subduction model, with SE-directed subduction causing strike-slip motion on large-scale N-S trending structures in both arc and forearc. Dextral transtensional structures, such as those resulting from D3, formed when the forearc was in extension; whereas in a compressional forearc setting, sinistral transpressional structures would have resulted. As basin inversion (D2) occurred by dextral transpression, it cannot be explained by the above geometric model. It is likely, therefore, that the subduction direction was different during the D2 inversion event and that it corresponded to a Pacific-wide mid-Cretaceous compressional event. The D3 transtensional event corresponded with a dramatic decrease in spreading and subduction rates in early Tertiary timeslast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Korean Navy Orders Another Frigate from DSME Korean Navy Orders Another Frigate from DSME View post tag: Defense View post tag: Frigate View post tag: DSME View post tag: ANOTHER Industry news The Korean Navy has placed an order with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for construction of an Incheon Class frigate worth USD 305.8 million.As stipulated by the contract, DSME is obliged to construct and deliver the frigate to the South Korean Navy by 2017.With introduction of the Incheon class frigates South Korean Navy plans to replace the aging fleet of Pohang class corvettes and Ulsan class frigates. The class is said to be built in several batches. Batch I will see construction of six vessels while eight will be built as Batch II by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. A third batch is also planned, but it is still at an early stage of development.The frigate is capable of performing various roles including coast patrol, anti-submarine warfare and transport support.Boasting a displacement of 2,300t, the warship covers an overall length of 114m, width of 14m and a depth of 25m.The complement of the frigate is up to 170 crew members.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 31, 2013; Image: DSME Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: News by topic December 31, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Korean View post tag: orders View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defencelast_img read more

first_imgResponsible for analyzing financial information and performing avariety of accounting duties associated with the timely andaccurate preparation and reporting of sponsored project financialdata, In accordance with applicable accounting standards, Industryregulatory and Institutional principles and policies. Analyzes award terms and conditions, budget, and sponsorspecific guidelines for financial conditions; including but notlimited to billing requirements, reporting, and spendingrestrictions.Assistant with the setup and review of accounts within thefinance system to ensure financial terms are recorded withappropriate key attributes; prepare accounting journals for costtransfers and corrections.Analyzes and reconcile expenses posted to project cost centersto identify errors or discrepancies and make correction;communicates with sponsors about prior approvals for expenses,no-cost extensions, and other changes affecting the awardbudget.Monitor and reconcile facilities and administrative cost andfringe benefit charges posted on sponsored project costcenters.Monitor budget variance and obtain sponsor approval fordeviations not in accordance with the award’s terms andconditions.Collaborate with Principal Investigators and departmentadministrators to ensure accurate and timely processing offinancial reports.Generate invoices and reports for sponsored research projectsand follow-up for payments; Use aging reports and send outreminders for outstanding payments; takes action to ensurepayments.Research inquiries from Department Administrators and PrincipalInvestigators regarding financial data, allowable cost and othersponsors restrictions and limitations.Performs other job-related duties as assigned. EEO/AAQualifications :Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year experience.Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practicalaspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; orthe basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline.Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal,directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university oran equivalent in-depth specialized training program that isdirectly related to the type of work being performed.Requires a minimum of one (1) years of directly job-relatedexperience.last_img read more

first_imgLife at Oxford’s most expensive college costs over £1,100 more per year than at the university’s cheapest, documents released by Queen’s College have revealed.St Edmund’s Hall topped the list, costing students £4790.56 a year for food and accommodation. A student at Mansfield pays just £3,684.75 for the same services, saving £3,317 over a three year degree.Martin Slater, the finance bursar of St. Edmund Hall commented, “It’s not surprising. St. Edmund Hall’s rents have always been at the top of the spectrum, essentially because w’re a poor college.”Many of the wealthier colleges are able to subsidise the rents that students pay. Slater added that there had been “attempts to redistribute wealth between colleges” but that they had “come up against resistance from the wealthier colleges to do anything in that respect.”James Bennett, the Bursar at St Catherine’s defended higher colleges’ prices saying, “There is a correlation between the quality and price.”He added, “Are you aware that these prices are just covering the food cost, and they do not cover the costs of electricity, staffing, etc? They are already subsidised.”Shocking disparities also emerged when looking at accommodation charges alone. Brasenose students pay £3,357 a year, more than £600 above the Oxford average of £2,748.Brasenose’s JCR President, Arvind Singhal, plans to negotiate lower rent prices with authorities. Jack Ross, a second year at the college, agreed that rent is high. He commented, “We do pay quite a lot of rent. Our JCR president is trying to keep it as low as possible. Most people feel it is quite high but then we get quite a good quality of rooms too.”Improper spending by colleges may to be blame for the discrepancy, OUSU’s rent and accommodation officer Jamie Susskind suggested. Colleges sometimes use student living charges to subsidise their builiding works, or even attempt to profit from accommodation and food prices.Susskind added that some colleges are “casual on inflation rates. They would use a different index for rent and a different one to for the payment for their staff.” He also mentioned that at one college, the lack of students applying for financial support encouraged the college to raise rent charges further. Some JCRs which don’t carry out rent negotiations with college authorities may also result in higher prices.OUSU President Lewis Iwu warned that some colleges risk putting pressure on students to take paid work by charging too much. “Every student is entitled to a minimum standard of living to maximise the student experience and some colleges are in danger of forcing students to take up extra paid work which impacts their academic performance,” he said, “Whilst I appreciate that different colleges have different costs, colleges need to think about the ramifications for current students and access.”Even students at the cheapest colleges found college life expensive. Rae Bowles, Mansfield student commented, “I think it is still cheaper to buy your own food and cook. You can end up for as much as a fiver for lunch. It all adds up as you are charged for everything you put on your plate extra. We have different meals and you can mix and match.”A spokesperson from Oxford University stated that 38 colleges are all independent bodies, hence the University does not monitor the rents and food charges. The Conference of Colleges deals with matters of interest to the colleges, societies and permanent private halls.last_img read more

first_imgCity Council heard a report from Chief Financial Officer Frank Donato about a new $38.8 million bond issue that is expected to save money through lower interest rates. By Donald WittkowskiFour years after Hurricane Sandy pummeled Ocean City with flooding and damaging winds, the town has been awarded more than $400,000 in a new state grant that will help pay for storm-related cleanup costs.Chief Financial Officer Frank Donato told City Council at its meeting Tuesday night that the money comes from a New Jersey Department of Community Affairs grant program created by Gov. Chris Christie.In the storm’s aftermath, the city was able to recover 90 percent of its cleanup costs through a Federal Emergency Management Agency program. Now, the new state program has reimbursed the town for the remaining 10 percent of those costs, Donato explained.The state grant, awarded Tuesday, totals $403,889. The money goes toward such things as clearing sand from the streets, cleaning up trash and removing storm debris.Those things were already done after the hurricane struck in October 2012, but the city had to pay 10 percent of the cleanup costs until the state grant money was awarded.“At the end of the day, it’s money back in the taxpayers’ pockets,” Donato said in an interview after the City Council meeting.Council members and Mayor Jay Gillian praised Donato and the city’s management team for securing the grant.“I think that’s just a lot of taxpayer dollars,” Councilman Tony Wilson said of the savings to the public from the grant. “It doesn’t get any better than that.”Also during the meeting, Donato told Council that the city is preparing a $38.8 million bond sale in early November to finance an array of capital projects.The debt sale will combine a series of existing, short-term bond anticipation notes into one combined funding package that could result in lower interest rates, saving the city perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars, Donato said.“Even the smallest savings on the interest rate can mean big savings for taxpayers,” Donato said.The bonds are expected to be graded in late October by the Wall Street ratings firm Standard & Poor’s. A higher grade would reduce the city’s interest rate when the bonds go to market.Donato said the city’s strong financial footing has resulted in a current bond rating of AA, just two steps from the top level of AAA. The city hopes Standard & Poor’s will upgrade the rating to AA-Plus for the $38.8 million in bonds.“We have a very good rating. We want to at least maintain that rating,” Donato said.The bonds will finance a series of city projects, including beach replenishment, upgrades to the Boardwalk, the dredging of shallow lagoons, road construction, drainage improvements, building repairs and recreation attractions.Now that the peak summer tourism season is over, the city and Cape May County are preparing to begin construction on a number of key projects throughout town.Business Administrator Jim Mallon told City Council that work began Tuesday on the redecking of the Boardwalk between Eighth and 10th streets. People will have to detour off the Boardwalk in the construction zone.Mallon said the county is scheduled to begin refurbishing the 34th Street Bridge on Oct. 20. A new deck is planned for the bridge, a major gateway into town.The 34th Street Bridge project will be done in stages over two winters, wrapping up in June 2018. There will be lane restrictions for construction, resulting in traffic backups and delays, county officials have warned.The county is also getting ready to replace the 17th Street Bridge in Ocean City, a tiny span that serves the surrounding neighborhood. Mallon said the work is scheduled to start in early November.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story Exposure to diesel exhaust on the job appears to raise the risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease, according to Aisha Dickerson, a Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.Dickerson was one of seven Fellows who presented their research at the Yerby Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Symposium, held Feb. 26, 2018 at Harvard Chan School.Named for Dr. Alonzo Smyth Yerby, an African American pioneer in public health, the Yerby Program aims to advance the intellectual and professional development of its Fellows. The program has trained more than 50 Fellows since its inception in 2001. It is directed by Christina Burkot, senior search and review officer, and overseen by Betty Johnson, assistant dean for faculty and staff diversity, development and leadership.Meredith Rosenthal, senior associate dean for academic affairs, and Karen Emmons, dean for academic affairs, gave opening remarks. Rosenthal called it “a gem in our efforts to diversify the faculty and invest in the next generation of public health researchers.”Dickerson described how she and colleagues—including her mentor, Marc Weisskopf, professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology—used national data from Denmark to identify 1,639 patients with ALS. They then estimated the ALS patients’ exposure to diesel exhaust based on their employment history and compared that information with 100 others of the same age and sex who did not have ALS.They found that anyone ever exposed to diesel exhaust through their work had 17 percent higher odds of getting ALS. The greater the exposure to diesel exhaust, the greater the risk.Six other Fellows presented at the symposium:Maria Andrée López Gomez talked about her work at Harvard Chan School’s Center for Work, Health and Well-Being. Her research has suggested that mental health issues could be a risk factor for occupational injury.Carlos Giovanni Silva-García, who conducts research in William Mair’s lab in the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, discussed his study of the role of a protein called CRTC-1 in lipid metabolism and how that impacts the aging process.Loren Saulsberry, a Fellow in the Department of Health Policy and Management, discussed the impact of breast density notification laws on the use of supplemental breast imaging and breast biopsies. Some states require women be notified if mammograms reveal that they “dense breasts,” because mammograms may fail to detect tumors in dense tissue.Ambika Satija, who works with Department of Nutrition chair Frank Hu, talked about their research comparing the effects of healthy vs. less healthy types of plant-based diets on cardiometabolic health.Özge Karanfil, a fellow in the Department of Global Health and Population, discussed her work on how changing guidelines for health screening tests—such as mammograms, pap smears, and PSA tests for prostate cancer—impact clinical practice.Tia McGill Rogers, who does research on trauma epidemiology with Karestan Koenen, professor of psychiatric epidemiology, talked about how the prevalence of “complex trauma”—trauma that is pervasive, prolonged, and often repetitive, and linked with undermining primary caregiver relationships—affects children’s health over time.– Karen Feldscherlast_img read more

first_imgHurricane Harvey swept through Texas and parts of Louisiana on Aug. 28, leaving flooding and devastation in its wake that displaced thousands, including many members of the Notre Dame family.As has been the custom with most natural disasters affecting University students, Notre Dame student government responded with support for those affected. Friday, student government hosted a Grotto prayer service. Continuing their efforts, on September 1st they launched a ten-day fundraising campaign to raise money for a donation to Catholic Relief Services.“In the past, it’s usually been standing in solidarity, doing a Grotto prayer service — which we did — but we wanted to take it to the next level and show that we really are supporting everybody, from the students here to their families back home,” Alex Kruszewski, student government executive controller, said.To generate awareness for the fundraiser, student government has been running a social media campaign using #staNDwithHouston on its Facebook group.“The hashtag we are using to do the fundraising is #staNDwithHouston, but we acknowledge that there are many areas in Southern Texas and Louisiana that were also affected greatly by the hurricane,” Becca Blais, student body president, said. “That’s why we chose such a national organization to donate the money to, so that that money can be distributed to all of the affected areas.”Prathm Juneja, student government chief of staff, said that the idea for the fundraising campaign came about as a way to pledge support for all members of the Notre Dame family who may have lost friends, families or their homes in this tragedy.“We are praying every day for a quick and safe recovery,” Juneja said. “While the money we may raise will only be a drop in the bucket of the billions of dollars needed for recovery, every cent counts, and we hope to continue be there for our peers in any way possible.”Student government is pleased with the amount of support they have already received for the campaign, Kruszewski said, but are looking forward to more opportunities to fundraise at the Georgia game. They are currently working with the University of Georgia student government to coordinate efforts, Kruszewski said.“The big push is to target alumni, get this out to alumni clubs and families and reach a national scope rather than just asking students to donate,” Kruszewski said. “We are more asking students to share the campaign to get the word out there.”Students can spread the word through a campus-wide Snapchat filter that will be available on game day.“It’s really cool to see that we can make a changeful impact for the students that this is actually affecting,” Kruszewki said. “That’s the biggest thing for us, to actually show them that we are standing with them, that we can pull together — and it’s cliche, Notre Dame uses this phrase — but that we can actually be a change for good in the country.”Junior Dan Guerrero, one of the students affected by Hurricane Harvey, grew up in the Houston area. He is thankful his family was able to escape to safety, but feels helpless seeing pictures of familiar places severely flooded.Guerrero shared his personal story at the Grotto prayer service and has been helping student government raise awareness. The reaction of the Notre Dame community, and the rest of the nation, has helped him see a silver lining in the midst of tragedy, Guerrero said.“We see the true nature of society, people helping each other out no matter who they are, what age,” Guerrero said.  “From student government to a bunch of different clubs that came to the Texas club saying, ‘whatever you need we’ll help you out,’ it’s been incredible. That extends to the rest of the country in general — willing to do anything they can to help a complete stranger.”Kruszewski said that this initiative is in line with this administration’s goal of “flipping student government on its head,” making it more student-centered. He hopes that tangible impacts like the Hurricane Harvey fundraising campaign will make students feel comfortable stopping by the student government office with other issues that affect them personally.“Yes, we’re helping the victims of hurricane Harvey and really making an impact for those people, but for anybody that has these tangible impacts that happen to them back home, student government is the place that they can come,” Kruszewski said.last_img read more

first_img Love Letters Alan Alda and Candice Bergen begin their limited run in the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters on November 9, taking over from Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett. Directed by Gregory Mosher, the pair will appear at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through December 5. They will be followed by casts of stars in strictly limited engagements that include Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. Love Letters is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away? The production has also previously starred Mia Farrow. Keach and Rigg will play December 6 through January 9, 2015. Huston and Sheen will then play January 10 through February 15. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014 View Commentslast_img read more

first_imgJoint venture to build 500MW of wind and solar capacity in Bangladesh by 2023 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Business Standard:Bangladesh-China Power Company Limited (BCPCL), a joint venture of North West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC), is going to implement renewable energy projects with a target to generate 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity across the country by 2023.As part of the initiative, they signed a joint-venture agreement to form a company named Bangladesh-China Power Company Ltd (Renewable) on Tuesday.In the newly formed joint venture, NWPGCL and CMC will be investing equal amounts of capital. The authorised capital of the joint-venture company is Tk1,000 crore while the paid-up capital is Tk16 crore.BCPCL (Renewable) will implement three solar plants – Pabna 60MW, Sirajganj 100MW and Jamuna 125MW – and one wind plant. The wind plant with a capacity of 50MW has been planned to be set up in Payra of Patuakhali. Apart from these, solar and wind plants having 165MW capacity will be implemented in different areas of the country which are yet to be finalised.State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said the planned projects will help the government meet the target to generate 10 percent of energy from renewable sources.More: Bangladesh-China Power Company to implement 500MW renewable energy projectslast_img read more

first_imgIn the 20th anniversary edition of the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, Jordan Campbell (writer, filmmaker, and Marmot ambassador athlete) provided some stellar thoughts on what the next 20 years will hold for the outdoors at large.  One comment spoke volumes about how stewards of the outdoors will be further encouraged to think and approach their existence:“The marriage of adventure with altruism will continue to play a more significant role in the 21st century.  Giving back to underserved populations across the globe is part of a new moral imperative in the outdoor adventure space.  It is no longer a sidebar activity for a dedicated few; rather it has become an end unto itself and part of the adventure space.”Let that sink in a bit.  Being an outdoor enthusiast often invokes a strong sense of community.  Issues that people in this community fight for and feel passionate about go far beyond the reach of any one individual. We collectively need each other to compete, protect wilderness, and navigate space in a multitude of forms.  Outdoor adventure enthusiasts are some of the most committed people I’ve ever met.  That can take shape in raising money and awareness for causes, training for races or events, creating fulfilling careers and businesses around their interests, or just getting outside and playing as much as possible.  It’s a beautiful thing, and I live in an amazing area of Virginia that makes it easy.As much as I love my native land, I love to travel even more.  When I plan trips, I always balance city time with outdoor/nature time.  By doing this, my family and I get to experience contrasting cultures within any one country.  As part of my upcoming trip planning, I have decided to try to make it a priority next year to visit a dear friend that currently lives in Tanzania, and of course I am coupling this with a race.  I used to travel a lot more, and my family and I still try to go beyond U.S. borders at least once a year.With less time dedicated to travel, I have increasingly become calculated and introspective about what I want to get out of a trip.  To Mr. Campbell’s point, this often leads to how I can give back/up/outward.  Beyond visiting a good friend, and running an amazing race, Tanzania is quite unexpected for me as a travel destination.  I thought we might take the kids on safari there when they are much older, but never imagined going to that region of the world so soon.  My college roommate happens to be posted there through USAID, and I’m at a good place in life where this type of trip can really be meaningful.  So I started to dig into that question: how meaningful and in what form?To a certain degree, I believe in fortuitous circumstances.  My friend and I used to run a lot in college together, and over the years have supported each other in running via long distance encouragement: emails and phone calls asking about race results, discussing the challenges of post-partum running, relishing in the joy of getting out of the house for even 30 minutes when you have kids under the age of 5.When she moved to Tanzania, we jokingly kicked around the idea of running a race there together.  Then I got to the point where I said, why not?  I was doing well with my running and training, had joined the BRO athlete team and wanted to start a charitable initiative at my work, so it seemed feasible that this trip could happen.  We talked about causes and organizations that I could try to support leading up to my trip, and running the Kilimanjaro marathon as the culmination of this effort.  One of the causes we discussed is the maternal mortality rate in Tanzania.A few days later at work, our team was watching the latest Apple release, and Christy Turlington-Burns was on promoting her non-profit, Every Mother Counts (EMC).  She had been the first person to use and wear an Apple Watch for training and racing…in the Kilimanjaro half marathon.  It all clicked.  I had a great trip to take to see an old friend, and now had learned about an established charity to support in my effort to give something back.  This trip planning is still in its infancy (and TBD, though I do hope to be able to make it happen!), but I have since become a Running Ambassador for Every Mother Counts.  I will be running at least four local races to raise funds and awareness for EMC, and welcome any others that want to run/walk in these races with me.  You can reach me here!Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 3.58.53 PMTo come full circle, we do live in an area that makes our love of the outdoors and associated adventures easy to access and enjoy.  Some others live in areas where this abundance of outdoor space and remoteness is a breaking point that can be the difference between life and death.  For these mothers and mothers –to – be, “access” to the outdoors can kill.  Many women live miles away from healthcare providers and facilities, with extremely limited access to transportation.  Every Mother Counts uses running as a symbolic gesture to indicate that distance is a huge barrier for these women: “In some parts of the world, it’s not uncommon for women to travel as far as 26 miles to reach emergency care, even when in labor.”   Without transportation, this is a huge hurdle.  Every Mother Counts epitomizes the outdoor adventure community’s nuptials with altruism.   It’s our turn and our privilege to give back.  Won’t you come with me?last_img read more