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The Polonez Cove Formation of King George Island, Antarctica: stratigraphy, facies and implications for mid-Cenozoic cryosphere development

first_imgThe middle to late Oligocene Polonez Cove Formation, exposed on south-eastern King George Island, South Shetland Islands, provides rare evidence of mid-Cenozoic West Antarctic cryosphere evolution. A revised lithostratigraphy and facies analysis and a review of the palaeoenvironmental significance of the formation are presented here. The diamictite-dominated basal member of the formation (Krakowiak Glacier Member) records the presence and retreat of marine-based ice on a shallow continental shelf. Five overlying members are recognized. These consist of basaltic-sourced sedimentary rocks and lavas and represent a variety of shoreface and shallow continental shelf environments in an active volcanic setting. These units contain diverse reworked and ice-rafted exotic clasts that become sparse towards the top of the formation, suggesting a continuing but waning glacial influence. New 40Ar/39Ar dates from interbedded lava flows indicate a late Oligocene age (25·6–27·2 Ma) for the Polonez Cove Formation, but are slightly younger than skeletal carbonate Sr-isotope ages obtained previously (28·5–29·8 Ma). There is evidence for wet-based subice conditions at the base of the Polonez Cove Formation, but no sedimentary facies to suggest substantial meltwater. This may reflect a subpolar setting or may result from lack of preservation or a high-energy depositional environment. A northern Antarctic Peninsula/South Shetland Islands provenance is probable for most non-basaltic clasts, but certain lithologies with possible origins in the Transantarctic and Ellsworth Mountains also occur sparsely throughout the formation. There is evidence to suggest that the presence of such far-travelled clasts within subglacially deposited facies at the base of the formation reflects the advance of a local ice cap across marine sediments containing the clasts as ice-rafted material. The presence of these clasts suggests that extensive marine-based ice drained into the southern Weddell Sea region and that a strong Weddell Sea surface current operated both before and during deposition of the Polonez Cove Formation.last_img read more

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Chicago Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg, name Jim Boylen head coach

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The Chicago Bulls have fired head coach Fred Hoiberg after a 5-19 start to the season.Hoiberg coached the team starting in 2015, leading them to a playoff appearance in 2016.Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson thanked Hoiberg for his time with the team, and insisted the move was not about the team’s poor start to the season.“At media day, [General Manager Gar Forman] and I spoke about how we weren’t going to evaluate things based on wins and losses,” he told reporters. “This decision was not based on our record.”The Bulls have started the season missing some key players, including starting point guard Kris Dunn and small forward Lauri Markannen who only made his season debut on Dec. 1. Paxson also told reporters the injured players were not an excuse.“What we’re lacking is kind of an energy and spirit about our team and we need to get that back,” he said. “It’s not as simple as saying we would’ve gotten that with healthy players, with Lauri coming back, Kris Dunn coming back, Bobby [Portis] coming back. It wasn’t going to be that simple.”Assistant coach Jim Boylen has been tapped to replace Hoiberg as head coach on a long term basis, and not just as an interim coach.“I think it sends a message to the team that they have faith in me,” he told reporters. “We’re going to try to build this thing from where Fred had it.”Boylen has served with an assistant for several NBA teams, including the Indiana Pacers and the San Antonio Spurs. His only prior head coaching experience was for four seasons at the University of Utah.Boylen will most likely want to start with improving the team’s offense. The Bulls are 28th in points per game with 103.4.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. December 4, 2018 /Sports News – National Chicago Bulls fire Fred Hoiberg, name Jim Boylen head coachcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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UHSAA Cancels All Remaining Spring Activities, Including Sports, and State Championships

first_imgApril 14, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local UHSAA Cancels All Remaining Spring Activities, Including Sports, and State Championships Robert Lovell Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMIDVALE, Utah (April 14, 2020) – In accordance with Governor Gary R. Herbert and State Superintendent Syd Dickson’s announcement earlier today that Utah schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) has cancelled all remaining spring activities, including sports, and state championships.  Current UHSAA policies prohibiting the use of school facilities and organizing practice and/or team gatherings remain in effect until further notice.The UHSAA Board of Trustees (Board) promotes the benefits of participating in education-based high school activities and recognizes the overwhelming disappointment this decision is for the students and athletes, especially seniors.  The Board’s highest priority is ensuring the health and safety of the students, schools and communities during this challenging time and looks forward to the day when students are again participating in education-based activities.  The Board will meet in the coming weeks to address any concerns that arise with member schools from the COVID-19 pandemic.While the UHSAA staff remains optimistic that fall sports will commence as scheduled, it is still too early to reach any decisions or offer guidance at this time.  The UHSAA staff will continue to monitor any additional information provided by the Governor’s Office and the State Superintendent’s Office as it relates to interscholastic activities. Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/UHSAAlast_img read more

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Queen of Peace Catholic School / School Project

first_imgDear Editor:I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham. My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the county in a state we chose to learn more about. I wanted to learn about New Jersey because my uncle has done singing shows there. I want to visit there because I want to see the Princeton Battle Monument. I am writing  to ask your readers to please write back to tell me why they like New Jersey, interesting facts about the state, and what visitors can do there. You can write to my school’s address below. If you could also include a copy of the newspaper where you saw my letter, I’d greatly appreciate it. If you have any question, please contact my teacher‘s email at [email protected] or you may contact her by phone at 574-255-0392 Ext.123Thank you for your time and consideration.Queen of Peace Catholic School4508 Vistula RoadMishawaka, IN 46544Sincerely,Setefano Setelast_img read more

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Bakery project helps job seekers

first_imgA new bakery in Bethesda, North Wales, is offering ex-offenders and the long-term unemployed training to help them find jobs.The scheme, which was set up by the probation service in North Wales, will see trainees run the bakery from the kitchen of the local rugby club.The aim is to give them skills and qualifications over a 20-week period.Mick Hartely, who devised the scheme, said: “To attract funding we needed a voluntary organisation to administer everything so we asked the crime reduction charity Nacro. We got £60,000 of funding from the Welsh Assembly to equip the bakery.”last_img read more

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Heinz soups selected for healthy sales

first_imgHeinz has launched a five-strong range of premium soups in response to caterers’ growing interest in health, well-being and nutritional quality.The Heinz Select line features Chunky Farmhouse Vegetable, Rustic Minestrone, Hearty Mushroom, Tangy Tomato & Basil and Sweet Carrot & Coriander varieties, which are all based on leading retail varieties.The soups are available in six one-litre standing pouches and are free from MSG, artificial colours and preservatives, and also comply with the Food Standards Agency’s salt guidelines. “Our choice of varieties was based on direct consumer feedback,” commented Tal Drori, Heinz brand manager.[http://www.heinzsight.co.uk]last_img read more

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Speech: Building public trust for the use of patient data

first_img the Health Secretary’s tech vision has laid out a road map for interoperability and better digital standards we are investing in the digital infrastructure at different levels in the NHS from Local Health and Care Record Exemplars (LCHREs) to digital pathology and radiology I am delighted to be here. As many of you will know, this is an agenda which has personal significance for me.Although it may feel to us that data ethics and health data sharing are 21st century challenges, it is hardly a new concept that human progress is built on our ability to gather accurate information, share it ethically and, finally, critically analyse it so we can transform raw data into actionable knowledge.Since before the establishment of the NHS in 1948 we have sought more and better ways to record, share and structure health data for patient benefit.Indeed, many of the scientific, ethical and regulatory challenges we are debating today in relation to patient data have their heritage in the evolution of clinical trials in which UK researchers have always been world leaders.From James Lind’s famous 1747 scurvy trial, which already contained most elements of a controlled trial.To the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) first double blind trial of patulin (for common cold) in 1943.To its first randomised control trial of streptomycin in 1946 – which was a landmark trial for its systematic enrolment criteria and data collection compared with the ad hoc nature of other contemporary research.We should be proud to have led the way in so much groundbreaking medical discovery.But we must do more than celebrate our successes. We must recognise these highly meticulous and ethical standards that have become deeply ingrained in our medical research and clinical systems is an exceptional national asset.And they are principles which stand us in good stead to realise the huge potential of patient data to improve health, care and services across the NHS.Long Term PlanAnd that is exactly what the Long Term Plan recognises. Developed with frontline staff, patients and their families, it calls for targeted investment in health data infrastructure and analysis to help deliver better prevention, earlier diagnosis and more targeted treatment.But it’s easy to forget that a key benefit of using health data more effectively though is safer, more responsive services to enable clinicians to spend less time administrating and more time treating patients. What they were actually trained to do, in other words.This is why: And why we are building on the great success of the 100,000 Genomes Project – which crucially translates into clinical care with the Genomic Medicine Service – with a National Genomic Strategy to draw together our world-leading strengths from the UK biobank to the commitment to sequence 5 million genomes in 5 years.Even with all this activity though, we all know we are just at the beginning of this journey and that is why we are so determined to start on firm foundations.One thing we have learnt through long, hard experience since that first 1747 trial though, that we have heard clearly today, is that the precondition for all medical innovation and clinical care is patient trust.National Data GuardianThat is why I am so pleased to be here today to mark the role of the National Data Guardian being placed on a statutory footing.This is an enormous achievement. It was a longstanding government commitment, but there were some challenges along the way to getting here and we would not be here without all of you – so I want to thank every one of you who played a role in getting us passed the finish line.Placing the National Data Guardian on a statutory footing strengthens the role as an independent and authoritative voice for the patient on how their data is used across the health and care system. It is right that patients are confident they have a strong champion, not only to advise them, but also to challenge the system and ensure that confidential information is safeguarded and used appropriately.In establishing this role, Dame Fiona has firmly rooted the National Data Guardian within the health and care system as an essential building block for building public trust for the use of patient data.Public trustAs Dame Fiona says, the 10 principles have been a key step in moving us forward in public and clinician trust for health data sharing.We remain absolutely committed to ensuring that the public have trust in how their data is used, that it is used effectively to support better health and care outcomes, and they understand there are robust safeguards in place to ensure it is used for purposes which they recognise as appropriate.Patients should have a clear explanation of how their data may be used for purposes beyond their individual care and of the security and legislative controls that are in place to protect their data.People want to know their privacy and rights are safeguarded and to understand how and when data about them is shared, as well as how and when they can make an informed choice about whether to share their data.We must continue the conversation we have started with the public, to build and maintain trust and confidence, recognising that there is no ‘one’ public and also that people’s views on patient data will naturally evolve depending on their personal experience and of course the advances in technology.That is exactly why the role and independence of the National Data Guardian is so vital.CybersecurityBut of course, our ability to unlock the benefits of using data relies not only on the public having confidence in the health and care system’s appropriate and effective use of data but also in their confidence that their data is held securely.Cyber threats to patient data are constantly evolving and always present. Health and care organisations must remain prepared and ready to respond.This isn’t just about protecting patients’ confidentiality by making sure that their data is secure, though of course that’s essential. It’s also about making sure the systems on which patients’ data is held can’t be disrupted or corrupted, because we want the right data to be available at the right time.For this reason we’ve worked with our arm’s length bodies to provide a range of specialist services that help organisations manage cyber risk and, if the worst happens, respond quickly in the event of an incident.Since the 2017 WannaCry attack we’ve invested over £60 million to make significant improvements in the cyber resilience of local infrastructure and we have a stronger regulatory framework to impose harsh penalties on organisations that allow data breaches to occur.We can never be complacent when it comes to ensuring the cyber security of our hospitals, ambulance services, or any of the many organisations that handle patient care and data, and there is still work to do.But this work to toughen up the cyber protection of the NHS is an essential enabler of better care, to ensure that data can be available where it’s needed, and that the public can trust that their data is secure.Role of NHS staffBut as Dame Fiona so clearly laid out, we all know this isn’t only about trust. The role of NHS staff is critical.Unsurprisingly, we’ve found that the public are most likely to listen to information about the benefits of, and their choices around the use of their data if it comes from frontline NHS staff.Medical researchers and secondary care clinicians are obviously on board with health data sharing, but the wider picture is more mixed. The Your Data Matters work highlighted that certain groups of NHS staff were less positive than the public about the benefits of data sharing. Others are unclear on how the rules apply to them. It goes without saying that if we are to realise the full potential of health data sharing – for patients, for our health system, indeed for those very NHS clinicians – this must change.Patients like me with complex illnesses and co-morbidities are crying out for a health system that shares our data better so we don’t have to explain our medical history at every appointment.Patients like me with rare diseases, who have battled through a decades-long diagnostic odyssey, are desperate for advances in data science to be applied to our anonymised health data so that others don’t have to suffer as we did and can be diagnosed and treated earlier.Patients like me want to have more control over our health data so we can manage our own long-term conditions more effectively and reduce unplanned GP and A&E visits, not to mention improve our quality of life.We are looking to the whole health and care system – including clinicians – to help us do this.Of course there are challenges. But that is the case with every medical innovation in history. The ‘challenges’ didn’t stop Lind’s scurvy trial or the MRC’s streptomycin trial or the 100,000 Genomes Project.All those achievements involved overcoming great odds and discovering new clinical standards, new protocols and effectively disseminating them – setting up new ways of working right across the whole health and care system.No health system in the world is better at this than us. We are more than equipped to respond to the challenges that health data sharing creates.And I know that because of all of you and the work you have already done.ConclusionToday I have referred to a few examples of clinical trial success, but the Understanding Patient Data website is awash with case studies of outstanding practice from across the country. Clinicians, industry, researchers, charities and government working together – all in accordance with the rules set out by the National Data Guardian – to improve patient care, patient safety and NHS services.To all of you Health Data Leaders here today – I want to offer my personal thanks. I look forward to working with all of you.I look forward to working with the National Data Guardian. Not only to ensure we keep building trust. But also that data saves more lives.last_img read more

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UK representative second in student sandwich challenge

first_imgNineteen-year old student chef Ricky Matonti came second in the 10th Délifrance Sandwich World Cup last week.Matonti, who was representing the UK in the international competition, created an open cassoulet sandwich with spiced slow-cooked duck with a purée of seasoned haricot beans and his own ketchup on top of a toasted Délifrance Sourdough Pavé.First place went to Hakan Özfırıncı from Turkey, who won with his Crois Duck Sandwich creation.The semi-final of the contest took place at Délifrance’s Ecole de Boulangerie et de Pâtisserie in Paris, on 4 February, before the overall ‘sandwich master’ was crowned at the Sandwich and Snack Show the following day.Contestants were asked to demonstrate the creation of a sandwich that was original, nutritional, quick and easy to prepare, using Délifrance bread.Matonti said: “I am absolutely delighted to have come second in this international competition. The pressure was on, creating the sandwich in front of the judging panel and then again at the Sandwich and Snack Show, but I really enjoyed the experience.”Ian Dobbie, managing director of Délifrance UK, said: “The competition was extremely high this year and we are incredibly proud of Ricky for coming second place. This is a fantastic achievement for him in terms of his overall position and creating his sandwich in front of a panel of highly acclaimed judges.”The Délifrance Sandwich World Cup is held every two years, and challenges budding chefs to transform the humble sandwich into a gastronomic delight.The international judging panel was headed by Michelin-starred French chef and Délifrance partner Michel Roth, and also included Italian chef Stefano Masanti and ninth SWC champion, Malaysia’s Darren Chin.last_img read more

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Phil Lesh Jams With Soulive, Karl Denson & More At Coney Island [Watch/Setlist]

first_imgLast night marked Phil Lesh’s debut at the new Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, and the Grateful Dead bassist brought an esteemed lineup of friends for the occasion. Lesh’s band featured all of Soulive – Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans – along with Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Karl Denson and The Shady Horns, Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis.A similar lineup debuted earlier this year to help open up the new backyard performance space of Terrapin Crossroads, but last night’s performance featured some additional potency with a full horn section. Denson and Lesh also recently performed together, and The Shady Horns have been involved with Phil & Friends shows as well. With such a wide range of talents all coming together, the potential was high for a great concert.The band opened up with “Mason’s Children” and kept things rocking in the first set with favorites like “Althea” and “Alabama Getaway.” The band then rode into “He’s Gone” > “The Other One” > “Dancing In The Street” to close out the first set. More fire power came in the second half with a “Shakedown Street” opener, and the famed “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower.” “Franklin’s” took an unexpected turn, mid-song, into “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” a song written by Joe Zawinul in 1966 for Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, before returning to roll away the dew.Finally, the show ended gratefully with “Not Fade Away.” Fortunately there are a number of videos to watch from the performance, including this series posted by YouTube user sgibson818.Mason’s ChildrenAltheaAlabama GetawayHe’s GoneThe Other OneDancing In The StreetsShakedown Street Here Comes SunshineWest L.A. FadeawayViola Lee BluesDonor RapNot Fade AwayWe can’t wait to see them in action again tomorrow night! Check out the full setlist, below.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY – 9/14/16Set I: Mason’s Children, Althea, Alabama Getaway, He’s Gone > The Other One > Dancing in the StreetSet II: Shakedown Street > Here Comes Sunshine, West L.A Fadeaway, The Wheel, Viola Lee Blues, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Mercy Mercy Mercy > Franklin’s TowerE: Not Fade Awaylast_img read more

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72-year-old Scotch whisky fetches over $54,000 in auction

first_imgHONG KONG (AP) — A 72-year-old bottle of Glen Grant single malt whisky from Scotland has fetched more than $54,000 in an auction in Hong Kong. It is the first time that the 1948 Glen Grant whisky, by independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, was offered in an auction. It was auctioned off by Bonhams, fetching a price of $54,300 including premium. The whisky, the oldest from the Glen Grant distillery, is in a Dartington crystal decanter with an American black walnut presentation box. Despite the economic uncertainty brought by the pandemic, interest in rare whiskies remains high.last_img read more

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